|Battle of Badr ~ in which Muhammad fought against members of his own family for control of the pre-Islamic Meccan Kaaba stone and shrine.|
There is an ideological war and a physical war. To show the terrorist /Islamic jihadists that they are true Muslims, or perhaps to show their methods are better than the terrorists, Muslim leaders often choose to wage an ideological war against western society.
Then there is the effort to separate the terrorist from Islam ~ and thereby state that nothing they do represents Islam. When, instead, their actions should be called fundamentalist Islam. As these are Muslims, following in the military order, in the Islamic tradition, starting by Muhammad. So while we are taught to separate the radicals /jihadist actions from Islam on pain of being called a racist/ worst Islamophobic ~ moderate Muslims continue in the same order ~ with the exact same goals as the radical-fundamentalist-extremist-jihadis.
The war that the moderates are waging against our laws and way of life ~ is jihad as well ~ they might proudly tell you. But because they don't practise violence ~ criticising them means that you'll come under fire ~ so that their activities, like the promotion of Shari'a ~ are protected. This, by people who believe that the aims or goals of Al Qaeda are different or separate from the moderates. For example, Dalia, Obama's Islamic advisor, [non-violent Dalia] appears on a UK show hosted by a spokesperson for Hizb-ut-Tahrir and says Shari'a is simply misunderstood. To be clear Hizb-ut-Tahrir hope to set up a global Islamic/Shari'a state. A system of law which non-Muslims living underneath it, understand pretty well, as it awards them with only second class or dhimmi status, and never equal rights to a Muslims. To gain equal rights one must convert to Islam.
But Dalia and her Shari'a-simply-misunderstood sentiments, would be protected, because she is seen as a representation of the Islam we want to believe in ~ one that does not promote violence. The filter is at violence. And if we don't chirp praise, bells and whistles, in Sir Thomas More fashion, then we are derided ~ called ignorant and much more ~ for not saying this conquering Islam means peace.
We are at war with Islam ~ not because we decided to go ~ but because they brought a military and ideological war to us.
As other non-Muslims, the Zoroastrians, Buddhist, Hindus, Arab/North African Christians, Jews, have found in the last millennium or so ~ Islam doesn't need an excuse to attack. You were invited and you refused!!
Bill O'Reilly, in an appearance on ABC's The View last week to promote his latest book, said that Barack Obama has disconnected himself from most Americans with his views on many of the issues facing the country.
He noted in particular that Obama's stance on the proposed mosque near Ground Zero, was an affront to Americans, 70 percent of whom do not want to see an Islamic place of worship built near the site of the most devastating attack ever perpetrated on this nation. O'Reilly said this was due to the fact that the attacks were carried out by Muslims. This prompted two of The View's hosts to walk off the set in protest. Barbara Walters then proceeded to chastise him for painting with a broad brush.
O'Reilly was telling the truth. It was Muslims that attacked our country on 9/11. It was Muslims who hijacked planes and slammed them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing almost 3000 of our fellow American citizens.
Ever since that fateful day over nine years ago, politicians on both sides of the aisle have gone out of their way to proclaim that it was radical extremists, acting on a misinterpretation of the Koran, that attacked us, and not mainstream Islam.
All anyone has to do, however, is read the Koran to see that Islam is a religion which advocates converting non-believers by deception, the sword or whatever it takes. The true followers of the Islamic faith believe in sharia law, which has as some of its tenets the murder of apostates, the beating of wives by their husbands, legal revenge (physical eye for an eye), and the execution of homosexuals.
Muslims also believe that sharia law should be imposed on the entire world. Anjem Choudary, in an appearance on ABC's This Week, said that one day, the flag of Islam will fly over the White House. He clearly believes that sharia will eventually dominate the entire world, a view made clear on his website. Europe is so used to this stuff!!
Those who say that Choudary's views do not reflect those of most Muslims are sadly mistaken. The so-called moderate Muslims have not, for the most part, repudiated those who advocate violence and jihad. They remain silent on the issue of sharia law and its extension to the world. Muslim clerics, preaching in their mosques, do not rebuke the ones who attacked us on 9/11. While most Muslims may not personally commit a terrorist attack, there is no hue and cry from the Islamic community when one occurs.
There is a saying that not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims. No truer words were ever spoken.
The Obama administration has downgraded the war on terror to an overseas contingency operation. Terrorist attacks are now called man-made disasters. Barack Obama has bowed before Islamic leaders, appointed a NASA administrator whose chief responsibility is to reach out to the Muslims and make them feel good about themselves, and agreed to meet with leaders of nations that are state sponsors of terror without precondition. by doing so, he has weakened this nation and put us at risk of another attack on U.S. soil, which might bring us to our knees, and open the door to the implementation of sharia law in this country.
Before that happens, however, Americans had better wake up the truth that we are at war with Islam. And it is a war which we may lose if we do not identify the enemy.
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