Posts Tagged ‘Islam’
Stockholm bombing

Multiculturalism made Sweden what it is today. In November 2010 the Stockholm News Reported the Swedish constitution to be changed

  • The Swedish membership of the EU becomes a part of the constitution.
  • It will be written in the constitution that the ability of Sami- and other ethnical, linguistic and religious minorities to keep and develop their culture shall be promoted.
  • The current requirement regarding Swedish citizenship for some higher state positions is removed. One such position is the national prosecutor (riksåklagare) which might be held by non-citizens in the future. The requirement on Ministers to have been Swedish citizens for at least ten years is removed.

This prompted a vintage video Goodbye Sweden by Pat Condell. Anyone wanting to hear the end point of multiculturalism should watch it and let their politicians know what they think. In Australia both the Labour Party and Liberal Party seem to have succumbed to the siren song of the international socialists. Borders, nations, heaven forbid. Believing in those is the mark of a racist right wing fascist.

Christians quoting the Koran should be prosecuted for hate speech. But the holders of these signs are veritable saints:

Behead Those Who Insult Islam“, “Butcher Those Who Mock Islam“, “Exterminate Those Who Slander Islam“, “Massacre Those Who Insult Islam

I best not say any more lest I get arrested for hate speech. Hate speech is a one way street. This is what the left does for you. It emasculate you, little wonder the birth rate in Europe is so low.

Muslim bombers in the West are simply following Al Qaeda’s advice:

“To my Muslim brothers everywhere especially in the West… This is a golden opportunity to have the honor of performing an act in the service of Islām greater than any form of jihād. Defending the Messenger of Allāh is a greater cause than fighting for Palestine, Afghanistan or Iraq; it is greater than fighting for the protection of Muslim life, honor or wealth. This is the pinnacle of all deeds and is waiting for the likes of Muĥammad bin Maslamah.

A cartoonist out of Seattle, Washington, named Molly Norris started the “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”. This snowball rolled out from between her evil fingers. She should be taken as a prime target of assassination along with others who participated in her campaign. This campaign is not a practice of freedom of speech, but is a nationwide mass movement of Americans joining their European counterparts in going out of their way to offend Muslims

worldwide. They are expressing their hatred of the Messenger of Islām through ridicule.

The large number of participants makes it easier for us because there are more targets to choose from in addition to the difficulty of the government offering all of them special protection. But even then our campaign should not be limited to only those who are active participants.

These perpetrators are not operating in a vacuum. Instead they are operating within a system that is offering them support and protection. The government, political parties, the police, the intelligence services, blogs, social networks, the media, and the list goes on, are part of a system within which the defamation of Islām is not only protected but promoted.  The main elements in this system are the laws that make this blasphemy legal. Because they are practicing a “right” that is defended by the law, they have the backing of the entire Western political system. This would make the attacking of any Western target legal from an Islāmic viewpoint. The entire Western system is staunchly protecting and promoting the defamation of Muĥammad and therefore, it is the entire Western system that is at war with Islām. Assassinations, bombings, and acts of arson are all legitimate forms of revenge against a system that relishes the sacrilege of Islām in the name of freedom.” Source: Inspire, Summer 2010, Pages 27 & 28

The Time Square bomber failed. But the Swedish bombing also brings to mind the comment by Andrew Xum in the Return of the Jihadi:

Contrary to recent newspaper reports, Europe, not the United States, will feel the brunt of this propaganda. Terrorism expert Thomas Hegghammer, in addition to noting the way in which the Iraq War has led to a surge in jihadist “strategic studies,” believes a careful reading of jihadist publications since 2003 reveals an expansion of jihadist targets post-Iraq and a new focus on the Euro-pean countries as legitimate targets.

Governments are of course going for Wikileaks on national security grounds. Not because it  threatens vested financial interest. Meanwhile the is as true today as it was in 2008:

From this same apartment—or anywhere else in the world—I can log onto jihadist chat rooms in which young men from my neighborhood ask their broth-ers in the Middle East where they can go to aid in the fight against the United States and its allies… Conversely, the jihadist wanna-bes are getting all the inducement and knowledge they need to continue the fight abroad without leaving their computer desks… All the information needed to build a suicide vest, for example, is easily available over the Internet. And if it’s a tutor a young jihadist-in-training needs, that too is available through easily accessible chat rooms.

Not that the bleeding heart left care about that. It muddies their simplistic notion that all evil originates from Western Capitalism. Much of the left long since gave up thinking. Sloganeering is so much easier, particularly if it incorporates a few gratuitous insults.

If you want to keep up with developments in Sweden, go to Gates of Vienna. They never sleep.

Islamists and the Left

The Islamist ideology resonates with many Muslims around the world.  It resonates because it contains elements of mainstream Muslim belief. There is accepted Islamic law for:

The call to Jihad is strong. It guarantees a place in heaven and is an obligation for most Muslims. It is little wonder there are so many recruits around the world.

What Islamic law implies for multiculturalism in the West is clear. Given prevailing demographic trends and accepted Islamic law, non-Muslims will become persecuted minorities in their own land. From past precedent their future is bleak.

There is not a lot of Hellenic culture left in most of the former lands of Byzantium. A thousand years of history gone. Similarly for Persia, and who knows how many other cultural groups. Of course something might change. History makes fools of most fortune tellers. It might just change in reaction to the actions of Islamists in the West. Particualrly if they follow the advice of Al Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda is quite clear on what it expects of Muslims living in the West:

“To my Muslim brothers everywhere especially in the West… Assassinations, bombings, and acts of arson are all legitimate forms of revenge against a system that relishes the sacrilege of Islām in the name of freedom.”

The Islamist threat is enabled and advanced by the “left” in much of the West.  This is despite the fact that the atheists amongst them will fare particularly badly under Islam. But no doubt they will happily convert. Many will end up using the Koran rather than Karl Marx or environmentalism as their source of received wisdom. They will accept anything that justifies their haranguing of us. That justifies their punishing us for our sins, which in turn confirms their superiority to the rest of us.

The malign influence of the left with its multiculturalism and political correctness weakens our cultural glue. It does so at the very time we need it to stick to Muslim migrants. Multiculturalism will make it very hard for the experiment of mass Muslim immigration into the West to work out well.

Western culture and society is alluring. It attracts people from around the world. It has resulted in an unprecedented number of people living incredibly long, healthy and wealthy lives. They have access to more knowledge than anyone ever before. This is worth protecting. It is assimilating. Trust the left to make of it something to reject.

Perhaps the West could assimilate millions of Muslims immigrants. Perhaps it could inculcate a love of liberty and the Western way over a love of the Koran. This we do not know. Thanks to the Left. The Left with its humorless political correctness, rejection of our Judeo-Christian cultural base, apologies for our past and for our present. Denigrating the West and building up the rest encourages Muslim immigrants to reject the West. Naturally  many reject the West and adopt beliefs that are incompatible at best.

There are numerous sites online that track the Islamist threat. Some even go into philosophical depth. This site will focus on their Western enablers, the left. It is the left that undermines the West, makes Islamists an existentialist threat. If our way of life is to go, the left will not be able to say “we did not know”.  They will be responsible for all that is to follow.

Dhimma – living under Islam

Non-Muslim Subjects of the Islamic State (Ahl Al-Dhimma)

I am not an Islamic scholar. I am relying totally on The reliance of the traveller and tools of the worshipper. This appears to be an authoritative source. The following view on the merits of The reliance of the traveller appears to accord with those of amazon reviewers:

It is considered an authoritative source on Sunni Islamic law, because it is certified as such by Al-Azhar University in Cairo. There is no higher authority on Sunni Islamic doctrine than Al-Azhar; it is the closest equivalent to the Vatican that can be found in Islam.

So whatever you find in Reliance of the Traveller is definitive Islamic law. No Sunni Muslim jurist would argue against anything cited there.

Source: The ESW Defense File

Here is what the The reliance of the traveller has to say about non-Muslim subjects of the Islamic State:

Non-Muslim Subjects of the Islamic State (Ahl Al-Dhimma)

011.1 A formal agreement of protection is made with citizens who are:

(1) Jews;

(2) Christians;

(3) Zoroastrians;

(4) Samarians and Sabians, if their religions do not respectively contradict the fundamental bases of Judaism and Christianity;

(5) and those who adhere to the religion of Abraham or one of the other prophets (upon whom be blessings and peace).

o11.2 Such an agreement may not be effected with those who are idol worshippers (dis: o9.9 (n:)), or those who do not have a Sacred Book or something that could have been a Book.(A: Something that could have been a Book refers to those like the Zoroastrians, who have remnants resembling an ancient Book. As for the pseudoscriptures of cults that have appeared since Islam (n: such as the Sikhs, Baha’ is, Mormons, Qadianis, etc.), they neither are nor could be a Book, since the Koran is the final revelation (dis: w4).)

o11.3 Such an agreement is only valid when the subject peoples:

(a)   follow the rules of Islam (A: those mentioned below (o11.5) and those involving public behavior

(b)  and dress, though in acts of worship and their private lives, the subject communities have the

(c)   laws, judges, and courts, enforcing the rules of their own religion among themselves);

(d)  (b) and pay the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya).

The Non-Muslim Poll Tax

o11.4 The minimum non-Muslim poll tax is one dinar (n: 4.235 grams of gold) per person (A: per year). The maximum is whatever both sides agree upon. It is collected with leniency and politeness, as are all debts, and is not levied on women, children, or the insane.

o11.5 Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:

(1) are penalized for committing adultery or theft, thought not for drunkenness;

(2) are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar);

(3) are not greeted with “as-Salamu ‘alaykum”;

(4) must keep to the side of the street;

(5) may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims’ buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;

(6) are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays;

(7) and are forbidden to build new churches.

o11.6 They are forbidden to reside in the Hijaz, meaning the area and towns around Mecca, Medina, and Yamama, for more than three days when the caliph allows them to enter there for something they need).

o11.7 A non-Muslim may not enter the Meccan Sacred Precinct (Haram) under any circumstances, or enter any other mosque without permission (A: nor may Muslims enter churches without their permission).

o11.8 It is obligatory for the caliph (def: o25) to protect those of them who are in Muslim lands just as he would Muslims, and to seek the release of those of them who are captured.

o11.9 If non-Muslim subjects of the Islamic state refuse to conform to the rules of Islam, or to pay the non-Muslim poll tax, then their agreement with the state has been violated (dis: o11.11) (A: though if only one of them disobeys, it concerns him alone).

o11.10 The agreement is also violated (A: with respect to the offender alone) if the state has stipulated that any of the following things break it, and one of the subjects does so anyway, though if the state has not stipulated that these break the agreement, then they do not; namely, if one of the subject people:

(1) commits adultery with a Muslim woman or marries her;

(2) conceals spies of hostile forces;

(3) leads a Muslim away from Islam;

(4) kills a Muslim;

(5) or mentions something impermissible about Allah, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), or Islam.

o11.11 When a subject’s agreement with the state has been violated, the caliph chooses between the four alternatives mentioned above in connection with prisoners of war (o9.14).

Source: on The reliance of the traveller and tools of the worshipper