A Primer on Islam


Following the 9-11 atrocity, I decided to research Islam. I am by no means an authority on Islam; but I have read numerous books and the like on the subject. I’ve read and researched opinion from all sides of the spectrum, both pro and con.

I must admit, I am utterly blown away at how ignorant many Americans are about Islam. What particularly irks me is how ignorant—or complicit, in some cases—our leaders are regarding the true nature of Islam and its view of the western world.

So, I thought I’d put together a little primer for those who are completely clueless about Islam and its goals. This will be by no means be an authoritative or comprehensive analysis—just the basics, as I understand them.

Koran v. Bible

During the caliphate of Uthman, the Qur’an (Koran) was standardized in 653 AD. The Qur’an is the Holy Book of Islam, considered infallible and the literal Word of Allah by orthodox Muslims. The Koran is not assembled in chronological order like the Bible; it is organized by the length of the contained passages (Sura). The Koran on its own does not really make sense without the commentary of the Haditha voluminous set of traditions by the Prophet Muhammad.

Mecca v. Medina

The Koran is divided into two periods of time: the time Muhammad spent in the city of Medina; and the time Muhammad spent in the city of Mecca.

Early on, Muhammad was an unremarkable and nondescript figure in the city of Mecca. The divine revelations allegedly revealed to Muhammad by Allah at this time were known as the “peaceful verses.”

When Muhammad had consolidated his power, he made his way to Medina. The tone of Muhammad’s verses dramatically changes from “peaceful” to violent. Muhammad’s time in Medina coincided with his call to “strike at the necks” of the infidels—the kuffah (unbelievers)—wherever one can.

Abrogation v. Eternal Truth

What must be understood about the two striking time periods in Muhammad’s life, as contained in the Koran, is the fact that any later verse—chronologically speaking—that may contradict an earlier verse within the Koran, the later verse abrogates the earlier verse. This is known as “abrogation,” and is an important tenet of Islamic jurisprudence. This means Allah can change his mind on a whim; unlike the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, which literally writes the law into stone. God does not change His mind willy-nilly, according to Judeo-Christian Faith.

So, since the later more violent verses abrogate the earlier “peaceful” verses, the obedient Muslim is required to wage Jihad (“struggle”) against the infidel (kafir) and kill them wherever they may find them.

Dar al-Islam v. Dar al-Harb

Islam has a fairly simplistic view of the world. There are only two worlds on earth, according to Islam: the House of Islam (Dar al-Islam) and the House of War (Dar al-Harb). Islam considers any nation or territory under Islamic rule as one that has submitted to Islam (the word “Islam” literally means “submission”). Any other region not under the domination of Islam is Dar al Harbmeaning: at war with Islam, and vice versa.

Morality v. al-Taqiyya

It is perfectly acceptable to lie, cheat, steal, murder—what have you—if it furthers the cause of Islam. This practice is known as al-Taqiyya—the ends justify the means. There are other forms of deception sanctioned by Islam that can be employed against the “infidel” (see tawriya, muruna and kitman). The Muslim Brotherhood, whose violent roots trace back to figures like Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, is waging what is called a “Civilization Jihad” against the West. This simply means they are using our own “democratic” systems against us via trickery and deception. Once they have sufficient numbers of Muslims within Western nations, they can influence the political processeven assume office and power, as is happening now within America. The ultimate goal is to implement Sharia Law—the complete Islamic domination of a society.

Cult v. Religion

Islam is not simply a religion, but rather an entire civilizationa theo-political movement of conquest where religion and politics are one and the same. There is absolutely no concept or tolerance for the notion of the separation of religion and state; it is utterly anathema to the tenets of Islam.

Islam considers the Prophet Muhammad an example of the perfect mandivine. Yet Islam considers Allah the one and only true God. There is no other God but Allah, according to Islam. This brings up a conundrum. If only Allah is God, and there is no other before Him, how can Muhammad be considered “perfect” (i.e. divine), yet still a mere man?

This gives some credence to the argument that Islam resembles more of a cult, rather than a religion. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines “religion” as “the service and worship of God or the supernatural,” and defines the word “cult” as “great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work.”

In conclusion, I would highly recommend every American watch the series below produced by former Assistant Defense Secretary Frank Gaffney. There is a clear and present danger concerning the Muslim Brotherhood, and its machinations within the United States. Particularly disturbing is the emerging strategy by Islamic front groups to infiltrate and target conservatives and Republicans as wolves disguised as sheep. Grover Norquist, who has numerous ties with Islamic groups in the U.S., is an example of al-Taqiyya that may be occurring before our very eyes. BEWARE!

The Muslim Brotherhood in America


GBR: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) Reveals DHS Ties to the Muslim Brotherhood

h/t: Noisy Room

About Brent Parrish

Author, blogger, editor, researcher, graphic artist, software engineer, carpenter, woodworker, guitar shredder and a strict constitutionalist. Member of the Watcher's Council and the Qatar Awareness Campaign. I believe in individual rights, limited government, fiscal responsibility and a strong defense. ONE WORD: FREEDOM!
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