The Taliban – End of a 20 Year War

Not long after his presidential victory president Biden was faced with an important test of leadership by non-other than a Seventh Century regime, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan!

The “Emirate” pounced as soon as Biden withdrew his troops from their country. Rather than respond with the only language such regimes comprehend namely the language of power he acted at first with what appeared to be obsequious deference and weakness, resulting in having his own reputation tarnished across the globe. The Americans and their allies were accused of leaving the country too soon before the mission had been fully accomplished. They on the other hand had come to the conclusion that there was nothing more the west could do to turn Afghanistan into a democratic twenty first century nation other than to continue their presence in a nation that loathes the west and its infidels however many benefits their nation had enjoyed. To cut short his losses Biden’s only remaining choice was departure.

On leaving the country the west was then faced with a second moral dilemma what to become of this penniless and lawless nation. The Americans, the British and other European nations had had enough dealings with what they considered an ungrateful nation whose leaders were happy to grab as much as possible from the “infidels” while contributing anything to the betterment of their own wretched citizens. It also became apparent to the West that Time in the Emirates had stopped still in the Seventh Century (like it has in many other Muslim nations) and that there was very little anyone can do to resuscitate it from the abysses they chose for themselves.

In Afghanistan the west had spent billions of dollars trying to salvage that country from the wretched lifestyle it inhabits. By then it had become clear to America and its allies that they are no longer capable of bail out a nation wanting to continue living in its Seventh Century universe. That exercise was tried, tested and failed and will undoubtedly continue to fail again. In the words of Albert Einstein. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

On whom then does this thankless task fall and who ought to come to the rescue? If it is not the west who should then take this responsibility? The only choice left was for the Afghanis themselves to bear their own responsibility assisted economically by their affluent fellow Muslims and friends in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain who were the first nations to provide the Taliban with recognition as an independent state.

Nevertheless, recognition by the west should be postponed for at least 5 years until important conditions are met by the Taliban.

  1. Prohibition of entry to the country of all terrorists, or involvement in international terrorism whether directly or indirectly.
  2. Equal rights for women and girls including right to education, employment, inheritance rights, freedom of marriage and travel unsupervised by men guardians.
  3. The freedom of all citizens who helped the American and the Europeans to leave the country unhindered whenever they choose.

The above are basic human rights recognized by all European nation. If these are not acceptable to the Islamic Emirate, they should seek financial aid and recognition from fellow Muslim nations with whom they share common beliefs and heritage.

The Wisdom of Winston Churchill (on Islam)

Freedom to Offend

Freedom to offend religions and religious beliefs are a right essential to democracy. Free speech means freedom to offend.

Religions (There are an estimated 10,000 distinct religions worldwide) are social-cultural systems of designated behaviours and practices no different from political parties, international companies, etc. Why then should they be treated differently and demand the right not to be offended?

In a free society only individual human beings have the right not to be offended whereas corporate entities, i.e., religions (including their designated gods, goddess, etc.) have every right to be ridiculed and criticised if deemed fit. This is an integral part of the western liberal tradition.

Forced by fear and intimidation not to do so is an assault on free speech. Those offended have every right to protest, but not to resort to violence and murder. The right to free speech is diminished without the right to offend

In the West we are where we are today because we were not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left to combat it.

Now the west is facing a new assault on the right of free speech This is a recent phenomenon which has come about for fear of offending its adherents. New vocabulary e.g., Islamophobia are invented to control free speech. The facts that this assault is not a product of native belief but of newcomers to these shores makes no difference. In the words of Douglas Murray (if you can’t lampoon bad ideas, bad ideas get a free pass. Bad ideas have the opportunity to win “

Right to offend is an inalienable part of right to religious freedom and free speech – Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar

Arabic Words Relating to Women Control

The Arabic countries will continue to live in the Seventh Century as long as their women, continue to live as slaves and Shuttles to men. Women’s liberation must be total unconditional and immediate.

The three most frequently used words relating to women’s fate in Arabic societies are *عيب* عار* عرض.

Accusing a girl of one or more of these descriptions invariably spells her death sentence by her father, brother, a male member of her family and sometimes even by her own mother.

When an Arab scholar, Dr Muhammad Ali AbdulRahman Al AlKhasawneh, was recently asked why these words hold so much power on women’s destiny he replied that they are an important part of Arab heritage and of “our customs, culture and traditions”.

These words are instilled in young girls’ psyche at birth. While they may be used for other purposes -very rare- they are the weapon by which girls are conditioned to be subservient to male members of their families. These words origins are linked to the religion of Islam. (Wearing the hijab on the other hand is mainly an additional proof of a girl’s chastity)

Words Speak Louder Than Actions

عيب* pronounced EAIB means shame as reflected in the way girls dress. Young girls are taught from a young age (often as early as 3 or 4,) to dress demurely and to cover every part of their body including their hair.

عار* pronounced AAR with emphasis on sexual behaviour. It is Aar to talk to boys in what appears to be a provocative manner. It is Aar to hold hands with a boy and to walk with him unaccompanied by a member of the family. It is Aar to exchange words of romance with a strange boy It is very Aar to exchange kisses with a boy and worse of all it is a “big Aar” to have any form of sexual intimacy with any boy at all.

عرض* pronounced AARD is the ultimate definition of shame as related exclusively to sexual behaviour. To be accused of breaching one’s AARD is tantamount to a death sentence. In such circumstance it is bestowed upon the family to cleanse their collective honour by killing the guilty girl. In matters of AARD nothing less is tolerated by society.

The above words are parts and parcel of the Arab/Islamic concept of honour. Women are not second-class citizens in the Arab nations they are NOT citizens at all and have no control of any aspect of their life.

With only 50% active population it is no surprise that the Arab world has made no contributed to civilization in the last five centuries. As long as no gender equality exists, Arab societies will continue to live in the Seventh Century.

 

Antisemitism: Insanity Rooted in Religious Bigotry

Antisemitism has risen considerably in the last few years. The recent gun attack during a Shabbat service in the Pittsburgh synagogue The Tree of Life is the deadliest assault on Jews in US history. The number of antisemitic incidents across the US as a whole rose 57% in 2017; In Britain, since the arrival of Jeremy Corbyn 727 such incidents occurred in the first six months of 2018 – the second highest figure recorded in more than two decades. (These hate crimes were considered serious enough to be investigation by the British police.)

Religious Origins Of Antisemitism

What is behind Antisemitism? What have the Jews ever done to deserve such irrational and unjustified hatred by adherents of both the other two Abrahamic religions, Christianity and Islam?

Christianity

Among Christians the origin of this anti-Jewish hatred is rooted in Christianity itself (which it is worth noting has started life as a minor Jewish sect incubated and spawned from the belly of Judaism). The Church of Rome preached that the Jewish people were collectively responsible for the death of Jesus of Nazareth their “Lord and Saviour”. Jesus, a Salafist Jewish preacher who like many of his contemporaries wanted to reform his religion Judaism and restore it to its pure origins. A rebel against the established order of the Roman Empire, he was found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to death by crucifixion, the standard method of execution. As we can see Jesus was not executed by his fellow Jewish co-coreligionists but by the Roman government of Palestine at the time.

This historically inaccurate and inflammatory allegation by the church of Rome lasted until 1964 when it was abrogated by Pope Paul VI. It has nevertheless created a reservoir of anti-Semitic hatred still festering among Christians to the present day.

Islam

Muslims’ pathological hatred of the Jews is also rooted in their religion Islam. Muhammad’s attempt to forcibly convert the Jewish tribes of Arabia to Islam was thwarted at which point the majority of them were massacred and the remaining few were enslaved. Thus, followed a cascade of anti-Semitic suras in the Quran vilifying the Jews and calling for their exile from Muslim lands or their extermination.

The Quran, a “plagiarised and Arabized version of the Jewish Talmud” preaches death to the Kuffars (the infidels). Sura [5.33] states that “the punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified, or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides” and Sura [4.46] warns of those who are Jews Allah has cursed them because of their unbelief.

Throughout Islamic history, Jews became docile dhimmis (second class citizens) subject to Muslim domination.

This hatred of the Jews is not exclusive to religious texts only. It is found in school books for children as young as 3, complete with illustrations of Jews with monster-like qualities. Mainstream educational television programs are consistently anti-Semitic. In songs, books, newspaper articles, and blogs, Jews are variously compared to pigs, donkeys, rats, and cockroaches, and to vampires and a host of other imaginary creatures.

See also my article – Islam & Antisemitism

Jealousy, Resentment & Scapegoating

Religious bigotry, the incubator of Antisemitism has become the convenient tool of unscrupulous dictators; Hitler believed in a superior Aryan race which he couldn’t accomplish with the Jews around. In the 1940s he resorted to his final solution by committing one of history’s most notorious genocides, the murder of 6 million Jews in what became known as the Holocaust.

Extreme anti-Semitic episodes are not exclusive to dictators. They are often triggered by the slightest crisis for which the Jews are blamed. The deranged gunman, who massacred 11 Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh, USA on the 29th of October 2018 had no reason for killing 11 innocent worshippers other than they were Jewish. “All Jews must die” he yelled. Similarly, before attempting a massacre against a Jewish synagogue in Paris, the Muslim perpetrator invoked the name of Allah by yelling “Allah Akbar” God is Great implying that he was fulfilling Allah’s command to kill Jews as ordained in the Quran.

Antisemitism runs deep in the veins of both Christians and Muslims. Jewish success in all fields of endeavour and their prosperity in most nations in which they reside put them at the receiving end of resentment, hatred and blatant jealousy. In 2017, of a total of 902 individuals who were awarded Nobel Prizes 203 or 22.5% were Jews. Jewish contribution to all disciplines of knowledge is even more remarkable in proportion to their numbers. Jews comprise less than 0.2% of the world’s population. This means the percentage of Jewish Nobel laureates is at least 112.5 times or 11,250% above average!
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Ontological resentment of the Jews manifests itself in endless conspiracy theories The Jews run the world! They dominate Hollywood! They control the Media and Wall Street! They control the banking system and financial institutions etc and many more such outlandish allegations.

The successes of the State of Israel in the mere 60 years of its existence also gave ammunition of hate to the anti-Semites on both sides of the political divide in Europe and America. The only free and democratic nation in the Muslim Middle East and North Africa became the lightning rod for all anti-Semitic insanity. Israel’s foundation was also godsent to all Muslim leaders who were provided with the perfect excuse and justification to blame Israel for all their societies’ ills and backwardness. The accomplishments of the Jewish State continue to trigger feelings of resentment, and a sense of inferiority among all Muslims.

This meme of hatred must be eradicated from the DNA of all its carriers and replaced with a new meme of KNOWLEDGE. Education in Antisemitism beginning as early as the elementary stage of schooling is long overdue. Studies in Antisemitism must form part of the curricula of all social /political science and psychology programs in schools, colleges and universities.

Meantime

RIP the 11 innocent prayers who perished in the Tree of Life synagogue October 2018,

Islam: Submission or Awakening?

Is Europe on the eve of a new Dark Age? Are Europeans aware of the impending changes that will inevitably occur to the demographic makeup of their nations, within the lifetime of most, due to creeping colonisation-via-migration of Islam? Are they aware of the life changing socio-political implications of this?

Now that the West has dispensed with Communism and Fascism, is Islam the new existential threat to Europe’s culture and democratic way of life?

Numerous historians and political scientists think so. Prof Bernard Lewis , the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University is paramount among them. “The conflict between Islam and the West has been going on for 14 centuries” he wrote. What is at stake, in Lewis’s opinion, is the actual “survival of Western civilisation”. Samuel Huntington on the other hand states that Islam has locked horns with the West in a “clash of civilisations: the stakes are high and involve nothing less than the survival of the Western way of life”.

A spade is a spade

Political Islam aka Islamism is a misleading term which implies that there is also a non-political Islam i.e. a spiritual and/or a religious Islam concerned only with man’s relationship with God. There isn’t. There is only one Islam and it is, by Muslims’ own recognition, both a din and a dawla, a state and a religion in one. Adding an “ism” to the word Islam is simply to imply that Islam is good and Islamism/political Islam is bad. Both terms are one and the same and refer to the literal Islam as based on the Quran, and the Hadiths.

Islam (under whatever name) is merciless and uncompromising in its hatred of the Kuffar (the Infidels) and in its rejection of Western values and way of life. For the sake of clarity and truth therefore I shall refer to Islam of the 7th century by its correct and only name, Islam which literally means submission (to the will of Allah) and not, as mistakenly known, peace.

Neo liberal Western approach to the current Islamic encroachment on Western life is rooted in the “antiseptic terminology: the war on terror” coined by George W Bush after 9/11. The term “extremist” is also used to create a distinction that is politically correct and ethnically acceptable. There are no extremists and moderates in Islam. All literal adherents of the Quran, and the Hadiths are extremists for the simple reason that the Quran itself is extremist. It follows therefore that extremism as understood in the West, is in the DNA of every Muslim. However not all extremists become terrorists. Extremism has not been the catalyst propelling over 31,000 acts of terror since 9/11. It has been Islam itself which spawned numerous offshoots erroneously referred to as Islamist when in fact they are the pure adherents of the Quran and the loyal followers of their role model the prophet Muhammad. Their acts of Terror have been diagnosed as the disease when in fact throughout Islam’s 1,400-year history, they are merely the symptom and an “operational manual” utilised to achieve political objectives mandated by the Quran.

As most Muslims including terrorists feed from the same medieval ideological trough, this ideology must be cleansed from hatred, violence and non-acceptance of the other. In other words, and in the view of most social scientists reforming the Quran and the sharia is long overdue to conform to the enormous changes that have taken place since Islam’s birth over 1400 years ago.

The first step on this road to reform is to remove the concept of infallibility of the Quran. Reform and infallibility do not go hand in hand. Once this has been achieved a period of secularism would be required whereby freedom of thought and freedom of speech become embedded in the popular political discourse. Only then will the traditional Islamic narrative be open to a novel secular, liberal, and democratic alternative.

This is a mere pipe dream century away from attainment for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it goes against the interests of Saudi Arabia and its vassal states in the Gulf, the orchestrators and financiers of the current wave of terror in the world. Their very own legitimacy and survival is bound by it. (Saudi Arabia finances the building of thousands of mosques considered by many to be the incubators of terrorism all over the world) while it does not permit the building of a single church in its country nor the entry of non-Muslims to their “holy” cities of Mecca and Medina,

How then should the West deal with this creeping colonisation? An important first step is that our politically correct hypersensitive narrative vis a vis Islam’s totalitarian and violent agenda, should be seriously modified. The time has come to call a spade a spade.

In the USA the protection of the First Amendment behind which Muslims have concealed themselves, must be removed. The war on terror (and it is precisely this) must be vigorously pursued but it is only one answer to this problem. A parallel strategy would target the political, cultural, and economic infrastructure which provides succour to the terrorists. Rooting out this edifice will crimp the supply line of aspiring jihadists.

Sharia vs the Enlightenment

Muslims of all ideological persuasions look to the full implementation of the Sharia law, as the key to the creation of their ideal society.

Sharia law opposes women’s rights and religious choice. It condones honour killing and female genital mutilation. Sharia law recommends four wives per husband (the prophet Muhammad had 11 wives one of whom Aisha was 6 years old, 9 when he consummated the marriage) women are property of men, arranged marriages are the norm, wife beating, decapitation, and above all the notion that Islam is supreme over and above all other religions. Once born a Muslim always a Muslim. Leaving the religion, apostasy, is not an option and is punishable by death.

Islam has no acceptance of “others”. Additionally, Islam does not recognise free thinking nor free speech and violently suppresses both. Any criticism of its ideology is akin to apostasy. The rights of minorities are and have always been denied by Muslims except when they themselves happened to be in the minority.

For Muslims, submission to Allah’s higher authority is the only true path to the fulfilment of mankind. This is in flagrant contradiction to the Western liberal democratic values of the Enlightenment. And the twain shall never meet except perhaps via the ongoing creeping colonisation/ migration. Islamic unquestioning allegiance to the sharia makes it quasi impossible for Muslims to assimilate and integrate in Western societies.

Assimilation & Integration

Before their surrender to Islamic imperialism, conquered nations were not Muslim. Greater Syria was Christian /Jewish, Spain was Christian, Turkey and Persia and all territories of the so-called present-day Islamic world were also not Muslim. Islam imposed its ideological and religious hegemony on all the nations it occupied. Ahl al thimma (Christians and Jews) were faced with three choices; pay a punitive tax al Jizya; vacate their homeland; or be killed. In other words, embracing the Muslim religious ideology was obligatory. In contrast, inhabitants of most European colonies were left to pursue their own cultures, beliefs and religions. European colonisation was primarily economic and geopolitical.

Incubation

In their early stages of migration-when Muslims were not in the majority, they had no choice but to abide by the laws of their host nations while awaiting the inevitable change in their demographic status. The early Muslim migrants to Europe worked hard and were grateful for being in their new homelands. As their numbers grew, they became more vocal in applying for the introduction of Islamic norms and ultimately for the application of Sharia Law.

Today in European countries Muslim imams -mostly foreign born and financed by Saudi Arabia, dictate Islamic rules to millions of their followers creating ghettos inside European cities. In the United Kingdom, to give but one example, Islam features 3,000 mosques, 130 Sharia courts, 50 Muslim Sharia Councils and dozens of ‘no go zones’ where Muslim Sharia patrols ensure no one disobeys Sharia Law.

With worldwide Muslim terror becoming regular front-page news citizens of Western countries are asking themselves why their leaders continue to allow Muslim immigration. According to recent studies there are 900 areas across the EU where “the norms of the host society barely prevail” due to huge levels of migration. Here are some examples to name but a few.

  • Bury Park, Luton England
  • Rosengard, Malmö, Sweden
  • Montreuil, Paris France (where these zones are referred to as “zones urbaines sensible” — sensitive urban zones)
  • Wedding, Berlin, Germany
  • Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium
  • Schilderswijk, the Hague, Netherlands.

These “no-go” areas stand as a damning testament to the utter devastation wrought on some parts of Europe by multiculturalism – (multi-faithism is a more appropriate term) and mass Muslim migration.

Filmmaker Ami Horowitz painted a vivid picture of the extent of the danger of Muslim no-go zones in Sweden — where even the police fear them, he said. “It’s like when you see a cancer cell that is not causing any harm now, but later if it is left without intervention it can cause very serious trouble.” The rules of engagement are if the police are chasing a subject, no matter what this guy did, once they cross that threshold [into a Muslim area], they stop pursuit, and if they want to actually go in they have to call for reinforcement often amounting to an entire armed convoy,”.

To liberals, Muslim neighbourhoods to which even the authorities are afraid to venture and in which Sharia law is the rule and in which non-Muslims are attacked on sight — are little more than a figment of a paranoid conservative imagination. Those who are vocal in their protests are silenced with abuse and accusations of racism and Islamophobia, the liberals’ favourite description of anyone who is critical of the rapid Islamic encroachment.

Is this an example of the Ostrich Syndrome Europeans being victims of, due in part to “historical fatigue” and lack of awareness of the totalitarian supremacist ideology that is Islam with all its catastrophic implications on Europe’s enlightenment?

Muslims appear to be “maladaptive” as they make the leap from the seventh century to the 21st century. As such they are not influenced by the secular, politically correct societies they find themselves inhabiting. And as a mechanism of self-defence they claim the right not to assimilate. Consequently, the day is coming when the question will be how Western nations can regulate the defiantly unassimilated Muslims in their midst.? Muslims believe that Sharia law trumps all Western legal systems and therefore they will only owe allegiance to it. Linda Sarsour, the American born Muslim extremist proudly stated that “we are not here to assimilate”, Is this the beginning of the Balkanization of European nations?? Are we already in the Bondage Dungeon? as Douglas Murray puts it, awaiting impotently the forthcoming submission to Muslim law in our continent.

Migration from the Islamic world fuelled in part by the high birth rate of Muslim women has become a cause majeure for almost all European citizens together with the fear that Islam will eventually become the dominant culture in Western societies and will exercise, initially through the democratic process, a pernicious influence on Western values and way of life. “By means of your democracy we shall invade you. By means of our religion we shall dominate you. Victory will come to us from the wombs of our women” (Muslim Imam as quoted by Oriana Fallaci)

Muslims now constitute around 7% of Europe’s populations while in some countries, such as France and Sweden, the Muslim share is higher and in the coming decades, it is expected to grow and could more than double. According to the Pew Research Centre, the Muslim population in Europe (excluding Turkey) was about 30 million in 1990, 44 million in 2010 and is expected to increase to 58 million by 2030; and will continue to increase exponentially over the following 50 years.

Is this a ticking time bomb awaiting to explode when the Muslim minorities become the dominant ethnic group in their host nations? Is it conceivable that Britain, France and other European nations become Muslim one day? And as it had happened to many other nations before, why shouldn’t happen in Europe? Is mass immigration the catalyst that will ultimately lead to the breakup of the European union and to Islamic colonisation? Have Europeans succumbed to that most dreadful of tyrannies, guilt (of our history) that we are now sleepwalking into the most life-changing tyranny of all submission through the ballot box?

Islamic Terror and the Future of Western Civilization

In Barcelona’s Las Ramblas Avenue in the afternoon of Thursday August 13 2017, a Muslim terrorist shouting allahu Akbar ploughed his van into an un-suspecting crowd enjoying an afternoon promenade in the balmy sunshine, killing 13 people and injuring more than a hundred. On June the 3rd in London Bridge another Muslim terrorist killed eight people and injured many others.

These atrocities have become a regular feature of our daily life in Europe. On May the 22, 2017 in the Manchester Arena 23 teens and young people were slaughtered while attending a concert by the singer Ariana Grande. In Stockholm April 7, Paris April 20th and many more similar atrocities.

We recoil with shock, feel the pain, shed the tears, light the candles, hold our vigils, and repeat the well-rehearsed mantra “we are not afraid”, “we are all Charlie Hebdo” and so on. In a day or two amnesia kicks in and we revert to our daily life with the explanation that the terrorists must not win.

Muslim terror attacks are our new normal. We have factored them into our very existence; we expect them and when they do come, we are not surprised. Regularity desensitized us, making us lose our instinct for outrage. Our reaction has become mute and ineffectual.

We always start with the question “why do they hate us?” followed by “and as they clearly do, why do they choose to live amongst us?”. I have answered these questions on a number of occasions in my other blogs.

Suffice to say that whilst many explanations are given the root of it lies in the Islamic scriptures particularly in the Quran, the edifice upon which the religion Islam is constructed.

This begs the all-important question, is immigration important for the continued overall growth of European societies? The answer is both Yes and No.! Yes, if the immigrants assimilate in their new host countries, in other words if they like and respect the societies and the culture they choose to live in. In the 16th and 17th centuries, to give but one example French Protestant Huguenots fled religious persecution in their country and sought refuge in the UK mostly in East London. They are now fully assimilated and form an important component of British society. Jews who migrated to Britain over many decades are now well integrated citizens who have made great contributions to British culture and way of life. There are many such examples in most European nations.

What distinguishes those new arrivals is that they are mostly inter-European migrants. Whether they are Poles, Irish, Spanish or even Russians, they share with their host countries a common European Judeo-Christian heritage, They come with no hidden agendas and more importantly they owe no allegiance nor loyalty to any external religious or political higher authority.

In a time of ageing populations in almost all European nations as well as a declining birth rate, inter-European movement of people from countries with high unemployment to countries requiring labour should be encouraged. In every single European country the birth rate is well below the crucial 2.1 level. Let us refer to this movement of citizens within Europe as internal migration as opposed to international migration from outside the European Union.

The post Brexit Europe should aim to stop the creeping incursion of illiberal and authoritarian ideologies disguised as “religions” or “cultures” into the continent’s liberal and democratic way of life. In most European nations, adherence to liberal values has resulted in the growth of illiberal values. To put it differently our free and liberal societies began to tolerate the intolerant. If this trend is not stopped its long-term consequences will be catastrophic for the face of Europe as we and our ancestors have known it. Europe’s tolerance and support of the wrongly called ideal of multi-culturalism has resulted in the growth of a continent of multi-faithism. In most instances, International migrants have failed and in many cases chosen not to – integrate in their host nations. In other cases, they displayed non-acceptance and/or blatant hostility towards the hosts’ values. A considerable number aggregated in ghettos where they set up schools indoctrinating their young ones in the culture of their home countries.

The revival of a religious narrative in many European nations as an inevitable backlash to the growth of alien religiosity amidst secular Europeans, is another disturbing phenomenon. It took Europe five hundred years of evolution to reach this stage of separation of state and religion.

If not halted immediately the consequence of continued International immigration to Europe will have a severe impact on European civilization. As Douglas Murray puts in in his excellent book “The Strange Death of Europe”

“Demographic studies show ethnic Swedes becoming a minority in Sweden within the lifespan of most people currently alive, which raises the fascinating question of whether Swedish identity has any chance of surviving this generation. This question will also have to be faced by every other Western European country”

Bleak Future?

The recent waves of immigration were the principle (albeit unspoken) cause of Brexit and the rise of right wing nationalist parties in most European states. Islamic violence shocked the American people as well resulting in the victory of Donald Trump.

Inaction by the centrist governments in Europe is political nihilism. If European leaders, subdued by the tyranny of guilt and history continue to gloss over the caldron that is bubbling on the continent public outrage at the changing demographic landscape of the continent will erupt into extremism and violent nationalism. Europeans, naively considered Islamic new comers as no different from other migrants to the continent, eager to integrate in a superior culture and become active part of it. What they did not imagine is that a considerable number of the Muslim newcomers didn’t want to integrate but to dominate.The era of dog eats dog at the height of the Weimar Republic will raise its nasty head again if the political status quo is not changed. Seeking shelter in extremism will be the only shelter available to the disaffected masses. In the words of Tony BlankleyThe day is upon us when the West will have to decide which it values more: granting European rights and tolerance to those who wish to destroy us, or the survival of Western civilization”

In order to make sure that this nightmare scenario does not occur two overarching objectives must be fulfilled.

  1. A strong European Union ultimately leading to the establishment of the UNITED STATES OF EUROPE with unhindered internal movement of its citizens and a securely protected external border.
  2. A stop to all immigration from outside the European continent except for persecuted members of minorities who do not adhere to values in conflict with European values. This excludes Turkey, a non-European Islamic nation tittering on the precipice of dictatorship whose overall cultural and political values are in stark contrast to European civilization. Its application for membership to the European Union should be sent back immediately.

Anything short of the above will not satisfy the majority of Europeans.

Grooming For Terror

Grooming for Terror
In the name of Allah بِسْمِ ٱللَّه

No one becomes a murdering terrorist overnight. But young men who blow themselves up to take with them as many people as possible, or draw a knife and slit the throat of an innocent unsuspecting priest at the height of performing his mass, or drive a vehicle and run over entire families enjoying a day out on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice-France or other similar atrocities, do have one thing in common.

They are true Muslim Puritans who fulfil the commands of Allah as literally dictated in the Quran and in Muslim scriptures.

Their victims too have one thing in common. They are all Kuffar, infidels who continue to resist Islam’s Daawa (call, summons,) to join the “pure” religion ( al din al Haneef) and by doing so have sealed their own fate.

Quran

The Quran is the first and most important instrument of grooming. A child reading the Quran at an early age will inevitably see the extent of hatred heaped on all non-Muslims on whom, in the words of Sam Harris, Allah is in the process of “mocking,” “cursing,” “shaming,” “punishing,” “scourging,” “judging,” “burning,” “anni­hilating,” “not forgiving,” and “not reprieving.”

A child engrossed in the Quran will learn that Allah pro­longs the life and prosperity of the infidels so that they may continue heaping sin upon sin upon themselves and all the more richly deserve the torments that await them beyond the grave

On almost every page of the Quran vulnerable children are being groomed for conflict with the infidels (the Kuffar ).

Also on almost every page, the seeds of hatred are being planted. The link between Islam and violence is there for every child to absorb. And when the child is in life’s early stages of innocence and development the foundation for grooming are being laid. A child will also begin to absorb the degree of trickery and deviousness of the narrative which will help him in later life explain and justify acts of terror against non Muslims.

The child will have learnt that the Kuffar are indispensable and that they are nothing more than fuel for the eternal fires of Allah’s justice.

Madrassa

As soon as a Muslim child is of a nursery or elementary school age he/she is sent to a Madrassa where the second important stage of grooming takes place.
Madrassas are the most common type of school for religious instruction at the elementary level in the Islamic world.These schools specialize in the teaching of Qur’anic texts which children are trained to learn by heart.

Islamic instruction at the Madrassa is combined with anti-Western propaganda. In most instances the Madrassas are places where terrorists are formed ideologically
These centuries-old Islamic religious institutions came into closer focus after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, when experts suspected that Madrassas teaching Islamic extremism were tied to al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, fementing anti-Western propaganda and fostering hatred toward the West in general.

Unquestionably in recent years, there has been a rise in the number of religious schools in the Islamic world, and particularly of schools dominated by the more fundamentalist Wahhabi and Salafi strains of Islam.

The schools are mostly funded by Saudi Arabia, considered to be the major exporter of finance and Wahhabi ideology to the world. In Pakistan to give but one example about 24,000 Madrassas are funded by Saudi Arabia which has “unleashed a tsunami of money to export intolerance”, as stated recently by a top American senator.
“It would be troublesome but perhaps acceptable for the House of Saud to promote the intolerant and extremist Wahhabi creed just domestically. But, unfortunately, for decades the Saudis have also lavishly financed its propagation abroad. Exact numbers are not known, but it is thought that more than $100 billion have been spent on exporting fanatical Wahhabism to various much poorer Muslim nations worldwide over the past three decades. It might well be twice that number. By comparison, the Soviets spent about $7 billion spreading communism worldwide in the 70 years from 1921 and 1991.”

Other donors include Qatar who through its mouthpiece Aljazeera Arabic conducts a relentless campaign of extreme Islamic propaganda and brain washing.

Family

Children are increasingly being “radicalised in their bedrooms” The role of Muslim families in grooming a future terrorist is often under estimated. In tribal societies, as in the Middle East in general parents exercise greater influence on their children. Those parents who hold literalist views of the Islamic scriptures particularly the Quran will pass on these views to their offspring whether consciously or unconsciously.
Within the family milieu children will be exposed to the violent, anti-Western extremist views and rhetoric of their parents. This will inevitably lead to the development of a distorted world view in the child in which extremist ideology seems the norm. Within such family’s children are being individually groomed and radicalized by their parents whilst the parents themselves are often unaware of what is going on. Gradually they become victims of brain washing and insidious radicalization. This constitutes as important a layer of grooming as the Quran.

A common feature of this form of subtle grooming is that the child does not recognise the exploitative nature of what is happening and does not see himself as victim of exploitation. The parents also may have inadvertently expedited this process of grooming by reinforcing the narrative already learnt in the Quran, the Madrassas, the local mosques and on the internet.

In the progress of grooming parents will not take too much notice of changes in the child’s character and demeaner. Expressing intolerant views towards non-Muslims, espousing verbal support for illegal organizations which are lauded by the parents and often referred to “real Muslims”, “true Mujahids in Allah’s cause” are viewed with satisfaction by parents who feel they have succeeded in their mission to bring up their children as “good Muslims” The child’s family continues to be supportive of their child’s views and behaviour regardless of how extremists they appear to be.

Children as young as seven have been identified as being groomed for terrorism, with some already talking about become suicide bombers In the UK around 10 primary school pupils, aged between seven and 10, have been referred to a Government scheme to help combat the radicalisation of youngsters. (the Telegraph Monday 19 June 2017) one child wrote in his school book: “I want to be a suicide bomber.” (the telegraph Monday 19 June 2017)

Mosque

Recently released Guantanamo files revealed that 35 Jihadists were groomed for terrorism at British mosques before being sent to fight against the West.
Numerous mosques in Western nations have become an international haven for extremists who in many instances enjoyed state benefits while being trained for terrorism, the leaked documents show.

The files point to the crucial role of mosque preachers in indoctrinating extremists. U.S. intelligence officers describe the notorious Finsbury Park mosque in North London, as a haven for Islamic extremists and “an attack planning and propaganda production base’.

Internet

Terrorism on the Internet extends far beyond Web sites directly operated or controlled by terrorist organizations.

Their supporters and sympathizers are increasingly taking advantage of all the tools available on the Web. “The proliferation of blogs has been exponential,”

The Internet appeals to terrorists for the same reasons it attracts everyone else: It’s inexpensive, easily accessible, it’s anonymous, has little or no regulation, is interactive, allows for multimedia content and the potential audience is huge.

“One of the things that IS (Islamic State) has been incredibly successful at has been using the internet and social networking for the dissemination of their own propaganda.” The use of the Internet to spawn hate sites and recruit advocates for hate began as early as the 1990s Since then hundreds of hate sites and other websites. advocating terror have been developed.

Gabriel Weimann, a professor of communication at Haifa University in Israel and a terrorism researcher monitors more than 7,000 such sites.

 “You can walk into an Internet café, enter a chat room or Web site, download instructions to make a bomb, and no one can find you,” says Weimann. “They can trace you all the way down to the computer terminal, but by then you’ll already be gone.”

The University of Arizona’s “Dark Web” project, which tracks terrorist and extremist content in cyberspace, estimates there are roughly 50,000 such Web sites, discussion forums, chat rooms, blogs, Yahoo user groups, video-sharing sites, social networking sites and virtual worlds. They help to distribute content — such as videos of beheadings and suicide attacks, speeches by terrorist leaders and training manuals — that may originate on just a few hundred sites.

Terrorist groups use the Internet for research and communication and training The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists who attacked the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon used the Internet to research flight schools, coordinate their actions through e-mail and gather flight information. The Global Islamic Media Front, a propaganda arm of al Qaeda, issued a series of 19 training lessons in 2003 covering topics like security, physical training, weapons and explosives.

The internet is also used for fundraising: In 1997, the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka stole user IDs and passwords from faculty at Britain’s Sheffield University and used the e-mail accounts to send out messages asking for donations.

The use of the Internet for recruitment and radicalization is particularly worrisome. The Internet is where “the gas meets the flame,” says Evan F. Kohlmann, a senior investigator with the NEFA Foundation, a New York-based terrorism research organization. The internet provides the medium where would-be megalomaniacs can try and recruit deluded and angry young men. and magnify that anger to convince them to carry out acts of violence.”

Conclusion

A question often heard and debated in academic circles and elsewhere is “why do they hate us?” Why do they hate us to the point of killing innocent men women and children who have no quarrel with Islam and who in most probability know very little or may be even nothing about the religion? Why do they kill tourists visiting and spending money in their country and thus helping the economy of their country grow and prosper? The explanation is not political. It is not economic. It is not social.

The answer is purely religious. Muslims’ hatred of non-Muslims- the Kuffar- is in their DNA. Every Muslim who reads the Quran is born with it. Ever since the Quran was written and adopted as the holy book of Muslims, this hatred has been passed on from generation to generation over the last 1500 years.

While only a small minority of Muslims resort to terror all Muslims share a literal interpretation and total acceptance of the Quran’s narrative. The only difference is that the terrorists are the puritans who take the Quran’s call to “punish” the infidels literally and act on it with conviction.

From the moment the grooming starts at birth to the time a heinous act of terror is committed, the terrorist passes through a number of grooming “stations” as described above. Some pass through all the stations, others go through one or more. The influence of each station varies depending on a number of circumstances. The one thing they all have in common (justification of a future act of terror by the “apprentice” is the reference to the words of Allah as delivered to Muhammad in the Quran. The infidels are nothing more than fuel for the eternal fires of Allah’s justice. As such the Quran remains the perennial and most important station in the grooming of terrorists.

References

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-yousaf-butt-/saudi-wahhabism-islam-terrorism_b_6501916.html

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/12/08/the-links-between-madrassas-and-terror

Quran Quotes

It is the same whether or not you forewarn them (the unbelievers) ers], they will have no faith” (2:6).

“Allah will mock them and keep them long in sin, blundering blindly along” (2:15).

 A fire “whose fuel is men and stones” awaits them (2:24)

 They will be “rewarded with disgrace in this world and with grievous punishment on the Day of Resurrection” (2:85).

 “Allah’s curse be upon the infidels!” (2:89).

 “They have incurred Allah’s most inexorable wrath. An igno­minious punishment awaits [them]” (2:90).

 “Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers” (2:98).

 “The unbelievers among the People of the Book [Christians and Jews], and the pagans, resent that any blessing should have been sent down to you from your Lord” (2:105).

 “They shall be held up to shame in this world and sternly punished in the hereafter” (2.114).

 “Those to whom We [Allah] have given the Book, and who read it as it ought to be read, truly believe in it; those that deny it shall assuredly be lost” (2:122).

 “[We] shall let them live awhile, and then shall drag them to the scourge of the Fire. Evil shall be their fate” (2.126).

 “The East and the West are Allah’s. He guides whom He will to a straight path” (2.142).

 “Do not say that those slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, but you are not aware of them” (Z:TSq.).

 “But the infidels who die unbelievers shall incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all men. Under it they shall remain for ever; their punishment shall not be lightened, nor shall they be reprieved” (za6z).

 “They shall sigh with remorse, but shall never come out of the Fire” (Za68).

 “The unbelievers are like beasts which, call out to them as one may, can hear nothing but a shout and a cry. Deaf, dumb, and blind, they understand nothing” (za72).

 “Theirs shall be a woeful punishment” (Z:a7S).

 How stead­fastly they seek the Fire! That is because Allah has revealed the Book with truth; those that disagree about it are in extreme schism” (z:T76

 “Slay them wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Idolatry is worse than carnage. [I] f they attack you put them to the sword. Thus shall the unbe­lievers be rewarded: but if they desist, Allah is forgiving and merci­ful. Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme. But if they desist, fight none except the evil­ doers”(za9o-93).

 “Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dis­like it. But you may hate a thing although it is good for you, and love a thing although it is bad for you. Allah knows, but you know not” (z:zz6).

 “They will not cease to fight against you until they force you to renounce your faith-if they are able. But whoever of you recants and dies an unbeliever, his works shall come to nothing in this world and in the world to come. Such men shall be the ten­ants of Hell, wherein they shall abide forever. Those that have embraced the Faith, and those that have fled their land and fought for the cause of Allah, may hope for Allah’s mercy” (z:zy-a8).

 “Allah does not guide the evil-doers” (z:z58).

 “Allah does not guide the unbelievers” (z:z6q.).

 “The evil-doers shall have none to help them” (z:z7o).

 “Allah gives guidance to whom He will” (z:z7z).

 “Those that deny Allah’s revelations shall be sternly punished; Allah is mighty and capable of revenge” (3:5).

 “As for the unbeliev­ers, neither their riches nor their children will in the least save them from Allah’s judgment. They shall become fuel for the Fire” (3ao).

 “Say to the unbelievers: ‘You shall be overthrown and driven into Hell-an evil resting place!'” (3az).

 “The only true faith in Allah’s sight is Islam. He that denies Allah’s revelations should know that swift is Allah’s reckoning” (3:z9)

 “Let the believers not make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful-he that does this has nothing to hope for from Allah-except in self-defence” (3:z8).

 “Believers, do not make friends with any but your own people. They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is evident from what they utter with their mouths, but greater is the hatred which their breasts conceal” (3:na8).

 “If you have suffered a defeat, so did the enemy. We alter­nate these vicissitudes among mankind so that Allah may know the true believers and choose martyrs from among you (Allah does not love the evil-doers); and that Allah may test the faithful and annihi­late the infidels” (3a4o).

 “Believers, if you yield to the infidels they will drag you back to unbelief and you will return headlong to perdi­tion. We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. The Fire shall be their home” (3:14951).

 “Believers, do not follow the example of the infidels, who say of their brothers when they meet death abroad or in battle: ‘Had they stayed with us they would not have died, nor would they have been killed.’ Allah will cause them to regret their words. If you should die or be slain in the cause of Allah, Allah’s forgiveness and His mercy would surely be better than all the riches they amass” (3:156).

 “Never think that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, and well provided for by their Lord; pleased with His gifts and rejoicing that those they left behind, who have not yet joined them, have nothing to fear or to regret; rejoicing in Allah’s grace and bounty. Allah will not deny the faithful their reward” (3a6g).

 “Let not the unbelievers think that We prolong their days for their own good. We give them respite only so that they may commit more grievous sins. Shameful pun­ishment awaits them” (3a78).

 “Those that suffered persecution for My sake and fought and were slain: I shall forgive them their sins and admit them to gardens watered by running streams, as a reward from Allah; Allah holds the richest recompense. Do not be deceived by the fortunes of the unbelievers in the land. Their prosperity is brief. Hell shall be their home, a dismal resting place” (3:I9596).

“Allah has cursed them in their unbelief” (4:46).

 “Allah will not for­give those who serve other Allahs besides Him; but He will forgive whom He will for other sins. He that serves other Allahs besides Allah is guilty of a heinous sin. Consider those to whom a portion of the Scriptures was given. They believe in idols and false Allahs and say of the infidels: ‘These are better guided than the believers”‘ (4:50-51).

 “Those that deny Our revelation We will burn in fire. No sooner will their skins be consumed than We shall give them other skins, so that they may truly taste the scourge. Allah is mighty and wise” (4:5556).

“Believers, do not seek the friendship of the infidels and those who were given the Book before you, who have made of your reli­gion a jest and a pastime” (5:57).

 “That which is revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase the wickedness and unbelief of many among them. We have stirred among them enmity and hatred, which will endure till the Day of Resurrection” (5:65).

 “Allah does not guide the unbelievers” (5:67).

 “That which is revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase the wickedness and unbe­lief of many among them. But do not grieve for the unbelievers” (5:69).

 “You see many among them making friends with unbeliev­ers. Evil is that to which their souls prompt them. They have incurred the wrath of Allah and shall endure eternal torment. You will find that the most implacable of men in their enmity to the faithful are the Jews and the pagans, and that the nearest in affection to them are those who say: ‘We are Christians” (5:80-82).

 “[T]hose that disbelieve and deny Our revelations shall become the inmates of Hell” (5:86).

 “[T]hey deny the truth when it is declared to them: but they shall learn the consequences of their scorn” (6:5).

 “We had made them more powerful in the land than yourselves [the Meccans], sent down for them abundant water from the sky and gave them rivers that rolled at their feet. Yet because they sinned We destroyed them all and raised up other generations after them. If We sent down to you a Book inscribed on real parchment and they touched it with their own hands, the unbelievers would still assert: ‘This is but plain sor­cery.’ They ask: ‘Why has no angel been sent down to him [Muham­mad]?’ If We had sent down an angel, their fate would have been sealed and they would have never been reprieved” (6:5-8).

 “Who is more wicked than the man who invents falsehoods about Allah or denies His revelations?” (6:2z).

 “Some of them listen to you. But We have cast veils over their hearts and made them hard of hearing lest they understand your words. They will believe in none of Our signs, even if they see them one and all. When they come to argue with you the unbelievers say: ‘This is nothing but old fictitious tales.’ They forbid it and depart from it. They ruin none but themselves, though they do not perceive it. If you could see them when they are set before the Fire! They will say: ‘Would that we could return! Then we would not deny the revelations of our Lord and would be true believers’ (6:23-27).

 “But if they were sent back, they would return to that which they have been forbidden. They are liars all” (6:29).

 “Had Allah pleased He would have given them guidance, one and all” (6:35).

 “Deaf and dumb are those that deny Our revelations: they blunder about in darkness. Allah confounds whom He will, and guides to a straight path whom He pleases.” (6:39)

“[T]heir hearts were hardened, and Satan made their deeds seem fair to them. And when they had clean forgotten Our admonition We granted them all that they desired; but just as they were rejoicing in what they were given, We suddenly smote them and they were plunged into utter despair. Thus were the evil-doers annihilated. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universe!” (6:q.3-45)

 “Those that deny Our revelations shall be punished for their misdeeds” (6:q.9)

 “Such are those that are damned by their own sins. They shall drink scalding water and be sternly punished for their unbelief” (6:70)

 “Could you but see the wrongdoers when death overwhelms them! With hands out­stretched, the angels will say: ‘Yield up your souls. You shall be rewarded with the scourge of shame this day, for you have said of Allah what is untrue and scorned His revelations” (6:93).

 “Avoid the pagans. Had Allah pleased, they would not have worshipped idols. We will turn away their hearts and eyes from the Truth since they refused to believe in it at first. We will let them blunder about in their wrongdoing. If We sent the angels down to them, and caused the dead to speak to them,. and ranged all things in front of them, they would still not believe, unless Allah willed otherwise. Thus have We assigned for every prophet an enemy: the devils among men and jinn, who inspire each other with vain and varnished false­hoods. But had your Lord pleased, they would not have done so. Therefore leave them to their own inventions, so that the hearts of those who have no faith in the life to come may be inclined to what they say and, being pleased, persist in their sinful ways” (6ao7-iz).

 “The devils will teach their votaries to argue with you. If you obey them you shall yourselves become idolaters. Allah will humiliate the transgressors and mete out to them a grievous punishment for their scheming” (6azi-25).

 “If Allah wills to guide a man, He opens his bosom to Islam. But if he pleases to confound him, He makes his bosom small and narrow as though he were climbing up to heaven. Thus shall Allah lay the scourge on the unbelievers” (6a25).

Seventh Century Man

Puritans and Sophisticates

Puritans

puritans

Islamist seventh century man strikes again. This time his target was a Jordanian Christian/atheist Cartoonist, Nahed Hattar, who was assassinated for the crime of sharing Allah cartoon in a local paper.


Seventh century man roams the world in the twenty first century, oblivious of the passing of time. A throwback, a mutation from a distant past he is to be found everywhere: in Europe, in the Americas and in many other corners of the globe.

His journey started in his “sacred” homeland in Arabia. His sublime role model is the infallible prophet on whom he mirrors his everyday life and actions. He is in fact Abd u Allah (the slave of Allah). That is why quite often he and those of his ilk have names that start with the letters abd (slave) followed by one of the ninety nine names of Allah. His relationship with the Allah (and his prophet) is that of Master and Servant.

Unwavering in his convictions he is essentially a puritan, a true Muslim who follows the scriptures scrupulously.  Groomed from birth by said scriptures his narrative is not open to different interpretations, nuances nor doubt.

He is propelled by a subconscious inner drive to hold all his attitudes and beliefs in harmony and to avoid any cognitive dissonance. Even though he could be born in London, New York, Paris or anywhere away from his ancestral homeland, he will have built an iron clad shield around his mind to stop it from being polluted by the cultural influences of the society in which he is physically domiciled.

In most instances, he is an un-schooled simpleton, with a binary outlook on the world consisting of us –bait al Islam, the house of Islam and them –al Kuffar- the infidels who do not belong to bait al Islam.

The result of this compelling urge to maintain cognitive consistency takes a heavy toll on him and gives rise to a psychotic bi-polarism resulting in criminally irrational and manipulative behaviour.

To his mind though he is a true Muslim and not a terrorist. He is the one who executes the edicts of his master as written in the book. His murderous acts are always preceded by the declaration that Allah U Akbar (God is the greatest). In other words, as God’s obedient and unquestioning servant, he is justifying to himself and to the world that the action he is about to undertake will be done in fulfilment of Allah’s wishes.   “Oh Master I am about to execute your commands!”.

As a puritan he was groomed to believe that those who disobey the will of Allah and the prophet must be dispatched to Jahannam -the inferno where the they will burn for eternity.

Fear of Jahannam is the major reason for his actions. Seventh century man, domiciled in the twenty first century,  is crippled by fear.  This is why, whenever he is instructed to eliminate a kaffir, he jumps at the opportunity to achieve martyrdom. As he has learnt from birth, al shahada-martyrdom- will speedily dispatch him to Al -Janna, paradise where he will be rewarded with endless supplies of wine and women, the terrestrial pleasures he is denied (or denies himself) while in transition on earth from the present fleeting existence he is enduring, to the eternal and blissful afterlife.

Sophisticates

sophisticates

Seventh Century Man also roams the globe in a somewhat different re-incarnation. This version of seventh century man is far more sophisticated in his pronouncements than his fellow Puritan. A Sophisticate, he too will have lived in the West for many years if not all his life. He has mastered the art of narrative deception making his pronouncements sound conciliatory and moderate in order not alienate his Western interlocutors.

Unlike his fellow Puritan he is highly intelligent and educated in some of the top universities in the land. He has no reservation in referring to himself as a Muslim. However, he never ceases to protest that “Islam is a religion of peace” and that “terrorists are not real Muslims nor do they speak for Islam” He has perfected the art of manipulating the facts in order to back up his “moderate “narrative.

Sophisticates and Puritans have one fundamental thing in common. They both abhor change in the religious doctrine that binds them and determines their world view and their everyday life.

A Sophisticate would never be heard questioning the word of Allah as “written” in the Holy Book, nor advocating the reform of the Quran that controls his very existence.  That would amount to blasphemy which is a serious crime in Islam punishable by death. (Quranic verses that support the many Hadith that establish the death sentence for apostates are Quran verses 2:2179:73-7488:215:549:66. ) He is equally gripped by fear and psychological bi-polarism.

When asked by Richard Dawkins in a recent Oxford University debate – whether he believes that Mohammad flew on a winged horse to meet up with Allah in the heavens and on his way there and back alighted in Jerusalem, British born Mehdi Hassan a journalist of renown with a degree from Oxford university replied emphatically that he did “because as a Muslim I believe in everything written in the Quran”.  And for good measure he also added that he teaches his daughter the Quran including the tale of the winged horse!

“But you are an educated man of the twenty-first century!” retorted Dawkins committing his only faux pax of the evening. What in fact Dawkins should have said “I am not surprised to hear this from you coming as it does from a seventh century man transplanted in the 21st century

May be Dawkins did not realise that the Sophisticate is as literalist in his interpretation of the Muslim scriptures as his fellow puritans.

The only difference between the Sophisticates and the Puritans is that, for a variety of reasons, Sophisticates shy away from the use of physical violence.

The Future

Reza Aslan the Iranian American historian of religion wrongly believes that Islam’s Reformation has been going on for the last one hundred years. He cites as examples the numerous convulsions, uprisings and terrorist -led organizations that have swept the region throughout the last century.

None of those was meant to reform Islam; they were uprisings against foreigners (colonialists), Kuffar (infidels), or local corrupt rulers. Not one of those movements ever called for the reform of the religion itself upon which their entire political and social edifice is constructed.  Rather, they all emphasised that “الاسلام هوالحل” Islam is the solution.

Islamic reform beginning with the reformation of the Quran itself has not started yet; who would have dared start it when all Muslims believe that the Quran is “the word of Allah which cannot be altered”. Also, in the absence of a higher Islamic authority- a church- that speaks for Islam (everyone and no one speaks for Islam today) who in the Muslim world would dare be the bearer of the first torch of radical Islamic reform?

In the end however reason, science and technology will prevail. Cultures based on ancient myths and beliefs will ultimately be swept away. In the words of Charles Darwin 1809 “it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”.

The Islamic world is decades if not centuries away from making this paradigm shift.

Egyptian Leader Laughs At Hijab Law In 1958

Times have not changed. The people went BACK to the seventh century in the entire Muslim World!!! A unique phenomenon to this part of the world only.