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, but instead is organized by the length of the contained passages (Sura). The Koran–in and of its own–does not really make sense without the commentary of the Hadith–a 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” within the Islamic Faith.
What this means is Allah can change his mind at will. Unlike the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, which literally writes truth 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 and kill them wherever they may find the unbelievers.
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 Harb–at war with Islam, and Islam is at war with them.
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. 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 by trickery and deception. Once they have sufficient numbers of Muslims within Western nations, they can influence the political process–even assume office and power, as is happening now within America, and implement Sharia Law–the complete Islamic domination of a society.
Cult v. Religion
Islam is not simply a religion, but an entire civilization–a 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 man–divine, 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–divine, but 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 Asst. Defense Sec. Frank Gaffney. There is clear and present danger with what the Muslim Brotherhood is attempting to do here in the United States. Particularly disturbing is the emerging strategy by Islamic groups like the Muslim Brotherhood 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