Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A shouting headline I heard today

I have cribbed the following post in its entirety from the Pedestrian Infidel site, as I could not find a quick way to yank it out separately and link to it...This expresses many of my own thoughts regarding islam as my thinking has evolved over the past few years. Most people simply don't get the sense of desperation those of us in the anti-jihad movement feel as we watch the history of islam repeat itself in our own day. But history can be on our side this time if only we can create for ourselves, as a civilization, the tools which are there to be crafted that can defeat this scourge....Thanks to Mark Alexander for putting this down.

Stop the Islamization of Europe! Stop the Islamization of the West!

The West is being Islamized before our very eyes! It is happening in such subtle ways that it is sometimes imperceptible to those who are not looking out for it. But much of the time, what is happening is plain to see. Each and every concession we make to Muslims is a further nail in the coffin of liberal democracy. Each time we consider granting Muslims a public holiday, each time we consider curtailing our own freedom of speech to appease them, we are assisting Muslims to further Islamize our home countries. Be sure of that.

Western governments should not be powerless to deal with this, but even so they seem to be: They lack the will and determination to stop the rot.

Political correctness, of course, has taken its toll on the West. So has the ridiculous concept of multiculturalism. Add to this a deep-seated guilt complex, a pervasive attitude of self-denigration, extreme tolerance, and an army of apologists for Islam, and we have a catastrophe in the making.

One of our greatest mistakes is to think of Islam as just another one of the world's great religions. We shouldn't. Islam is politics or it is nothing at all, but, of course, it is politics with a spiritual dimension, politics all wrapped up in a deity.

What is the nature of the politics of Islam? Well, that's an easy one to answer: It is little different from the politics of a totalitarian state, little different from the ideologies of Nazism or communism, different only in detail rather than style. Both Nazism and communism used the purge to try and 'cleanse' society of what it considered undesirable. Islam always does the same. Both of those tolerated only a single political party. Islam generally does the same, and certainly, where it doesn't, insists that all parties be Islamic ones. This, of course, gives the establishment the power to coerce the people. G. H. Sabine, in his book, A History of Political Theory, tells us this about Nazism and communism:

...the party was a self-constituted aristocracy which has the mission partly of leading, partly of instructing, and partly of coercing the bulk of mankind along the road that it must follow. Both were totalitarian in the sense that they obliterated the liberal distinction between areas of private judgment and of public control, and both turned the educational system into an agency of universal indoctrination. In their philosophy[,] both were utterly dogmatic, professing, the one in the name of the Aryan race and the other in the name of the proletariat, a higher insight capable of laying down rules for art, literature, science, and religion. Both induced a frame of mind akin to religious fanaticism. In strategy[,] both were reckless in their assertions, boundless in their claims, abusive toward their opponents, prone to regard any concession on their own part as a temporary expedient and on a rival's part as a sign of weakness. The social philosophies of both agreed in regarding society as in essence a system of forces, economic or racial, between which adjustment takes place by struggle and dominance rather than by mutual understanding and concession. Both therefore regarded politics as merely an expression of power.

So much in Islam resembles those two despicable ideologies. The ruling party in Islamic countries coerces the people along the road that it must follow. This is particularly easy to observe in Iran today. Islam, too, tries to obliterate the liberal distinction between areas of private judgment and of public control. We see this in all Islamic countries. Similar to Nazism and communism, Islam also turns the educational system into an apparatus of the state for the purpose of universal indoctrination. One would be justified in using the term 'brainwashing'.

In addition, Islam also lays down rules for art (no depiction of the human form is allowed, for example), for literature (all is censored), for science (nothing discovered may contradict the Qur'an or Ahadith, or the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad), and certainly for religion (no religion is accepted of man except Islam). Where Jews and Christians live in Islamic countries, they are given protection in return for a high tax known as the jiziyah, but are given dhimmi status, which means, in effect, that they are subdued and given second class status.

Islam also induces a frame of mind akin to fanaticism. That this is so is self-explanatory. Islam is also reckless in its assertions, and boundless in its claims. Example: All the world belongs to Allah; therefore it is the duty of all Muslims to Islamize it. In Islam, too, adjustment takes place by struggle and dominance. Note the Jihad.

A remarkable similarity is this: Islam is also inclined to be abusive to its opponents (they are infidels and unclean), and is prone to regard any concession on its own part as a temporary expedient and on a rival's part as a sign of weakness. And Islam, too, regards politics as an expression of power. Oh, and we shouldn't forget that Islam is profoundly anti-Semitic!

Aren't the similarities just remarkable?

What is troubling is this: Islam is closing in on us. We have so many unassimilated Muslims living in Europe, and an ever-growing number living in the States, too. In fact, millions and millions of Muslims live in the West today. But the West has no strategy for dealing with the fall-out. We saw this recently in France when their cities burnt night after night. The mayhem Muslim immigrants caused there was enough to make anyone's hair stand on end. But what has France done about it? It has unveiled a series of measures to appease the Muslim immigrants, and has ignored the fact that this was an uprising caused in no small part by the Islamic community flexing its ever strengthening muscles. Now, however, we have some hope of change: after all, Nicholas Sarkozy has been elected Président de la Republique.

If we in the West wish to ensure the survival of our own civilization, wish to ensure that our children will be able to live as freely as we have been able to do till now, wish to ensure that people are free to choose their religion in the West, but just as free not to choose one, then we have a lot of thinking to do!

I would suggest that we start by asking one simple question: Should we regard Islam as a mere religion, or should we start to see it for what it truly is: a political ideology with megalomaniacal aspirations; a political ideology with a spiritual dimension which will stop at nothing until the West is no more, until the West has been brought into Dar ul Islam, or the 'House of Islam', until the West has been well and truly Islamized. To ignore this fact is tantamount to playing fast and loose with our children's future freedoms and security. In fact, it is negligent of their future well-being!

Mark Alexander*

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Thoughts for Memorial Day

Some Memorial Day observations here, courtesy of Jihad Watch

Robert Spencer observes that the western literati have completely lost it. Armies are, of course, obsolete, declasse, and anachronistic. That force of will and steely acts of men-at-arms might be necessary and honorable in their own right is but (temporarily, I hope) a distasteful memory best not memorialized. Of course, all of history has been made for our benefit, for there to be loft condos and granite countertops, and the trophy child and the retirement plan, and preening "pride" festivals and womens' studies, and Richard Brautigan novels, and the little dinner parties and the on-line shopping, and social justice, and arts-on-the-avenue and the lattes, and the nanny and the nanny-state. But no winners and no losers and no army recruiting either, please; its just so--so violent.

And my sentiments... well, there is a quote by General George Patton, paraphrased, that states: We ought not mourn people like those who died, but instead, thank God that they lived.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

War? What war? Aren't we ending the war?

The opportunity of a lifetime! Death! Inshallah...

This interesting recruiting post comes to us courtesy the estimable website Internet Haganah, probably sourced out of an African or European Jihadist website. Internet Haganah performs an invaluable service in monitoring the Arabic jihad websites for sensory indications that somewhere out there there are people who have designs on upsetting our complacency.

A lot of nice people here in the USA think that if you notice things like this, it's racist behavior for sure. If you try to draw conclusions or suggest there might really be something going on, something that our hapless president didn't create or cause, or plan in advance, why, that's insane.

What I find particularly interesting about this item is the expression "He who misses this war". Why is it that the al-Qaida guys tend always to know what war they're fighting in and recruiting for, but we don't? Could it be that what we consider to be wars, they consider to be merely battles? The last I heard, al-Qaida was operating in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Algeria, and lately in Arab occupied Judea and Lebanon. Probably lots of other places, too, including here in the USA. The U.S. Congress, however, is quite busy with the "War in Iraq", squaring it off and drawing bright lines and such with great emphasis and nodding amongst themselves. Wait 'til they find out it's only been a battle for position.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Jihad Watch: Berber Leader: "No Worse Colonialism Than That of the Pan-Arabist Clan"

One of my favorite subjects...the pre-islamic identities of the conquered muslim subject. Here this notion is discussed in some detail. The comments are worth scrolling down .

North Africa was the granary of imperial Rome and one of the most fertile and productive agricultural regions in the world--until the conquering Arab muslims got their hands on it. The Berbers are a native population of Libya and North Africa, who were deeply influenced by the Phoenicians who were the founders of the remarkable city-state of Carthage. The Berbers are still there. The seafaring and Semitic Phoenicians were originally from the East coast of the Mediterranean, today's Lebanon and northern Israel.

It is a hopeful sign when we see the victims of Arab-islamic imperialism defiantly pushing back while firmly grounded in their own history.