The United States has a long history fighting the ‘ism.’ Nazism, Communism, Marxism, Fascism, Socialism, Racism, etc… Yet the most dangerous ‘ism’ of them all continues the silent war of attrition against the very fabric of our societal identity while hiding behind the cloak of ‘tolerance’ and ‘political-correctness’ that our society provides.
America is in danger. The few who know are screaming out loud, but nobody is listening. They are hearing it, and probably see it too, but the fog of ignorant tolerance surrounding Islamism has made people deaf and blind to the crisis unfolding in front of us all.
According to Islamic teaching, the Quran came down as a series of revelations from Allah through the Archangel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad, who then dictated it to his followers. Required for interpretation of the Quran are the Hadiths, which are anecdotes of Muhammad’s life. In Islam, Muhammad is considered al-insan al-kamil ‘ideal man’, and therefore the closer Muslims can mimic him, the closer they are to Allah. The problem is Muhammad wrote what are the typical rantings of a 7th Century warlord that when followed in the 21st Century, amount to global terrorism.
Islamism is not a religion in the same sense as Christianity or Buddhism. Islamism is a system of government. It interweaves a political system and a legal system (Sharia Law) into a geopolitical project that is governed by radical religious doctrine at its core. Islam and Sharia constitute a comprehensive means of ordering society at every level. Because Sharia originates with the Quran and the Hadiths, Sharia is the legal code ordained by Allah for all mankind without compromise.
Islamic teaching divides Islam into two houses, Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb (House of Islam and House of War). The House of Islam represents society controlled by Islam and Sharia. The House of War represents other nations or societies in Jahiliyyah (ignorance of divine guidance), the time prior to embracing Allah. The fundamental danger with Islamism is that the ideology is entirely premised on the constant struggle (jihad) to combine these houses into one, Dar al-Islam (House of Islam). The uncompromising will of Allah is that peace will come only when all of mankind avows “there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.”
“I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ and whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ his life and property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be with Allah.”
Volume 4, Book 52, Hadith 196
“And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.
“Then when the Sacred Months (the 1st, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun (unbelievers) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (the Islamic ritual prayers), and give Zakat (alms), then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
“Verse of the Sword” – Quran, 9:5
“Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
“It is He (Allah) who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it).”
Islam is unique in that it is the only religion on earth mandating violence against non-believers. Apologists dismiss this ideology as a radical component of the true peaceful Islam, but this is conscious deception plain and simple. Apologists often disingenuously look to the early teachings of the Quran to manipulate western perception in its favor.
“We know of best what they say; and you (O Muhammad) are not a tyrant over them (to force them to Belief). But warn by the Qur’an, him who fears My Threat.”
“I worship not that which you worship,
“Nor will you worship that which I worship.
“And I shall not worship that which you are worshipping.
“Nor will you worship that which I worship.
“To you be your religion, and to me my religion (Islamic Monotheism).”
Quran, 109:2 – 109:6
Apologists will claim that there are simply two different ways to interpret Islam and the moderates have it right while terrorists act within the violent component that is not seen as binding on Islam. More conscious deception, as the Doctrine of Abrogation clearly nullifies the early peaceful teachings and mandates the later violent ones as the will of Allah. The Quran itself lays out the principles of this doctrine.
“Whatever a Verse (revelation) do we (Allah) abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it. Know you not that Allah is able to do all things?”
The Islamic struggle to rid the world of all non-believers and combine the houses into a single House of Islam is not something new. It did not begin with the Israeli state or the Iraq war. This Islamic struggle, their jihad, has been going on for 1400 years and is now at the early stages of their third wave to ultimately establish an Islamic Caliphate.
The first jihad in the 7th Century saw Islamism rapidly overcome the territories of Byzantium, Persia, Iraq, Iran, North Africa, Spain and finally into France. The second jihad from the 11th to 15th Centuries saw Islamism further its conquest of mankind by sweeping through Eastern Europe, Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans until being stalled in Vienna on September 11, 1683.
Hoodna is an acceptable form of the temporary cease-fire that would otherwise be prohibited under Islamic law. Islamism does not allow for treaties, negotiated settlements, or multiculturalism as that is contrary to Allah’s will. However, at periods of weakness, it is an acceptable tactical ploy for a Hoodna in order to buy time to increase numbers, political power, and influence.
It is the goal of Islamism during Hoodna to present their cause as acceptable or at least palatable to the mainstream. This is done by promoting a facade of peaceful co-existence, absent in true Islamism, through the exploitation of universities, media, and political action. The conscious deception is viewed as an olive branch of peace, but the only true Islamic vision of peace is a world in which all mankind avows “there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.”
Most experts agree that Osama Bin Laden signaled the end of the second Hoodna, leading to the third jihad, on September 11, 2001, 218 years to the day after it began with the stall of Islamism at the gates of Vienna. The third jihad that is currently underway has swept further into Africa, and through Indonesia, Philippines, Western Europe, and soon – the United States.
True believers of Islam do not see a problem with this extension of the law of Allah to the world by force. They see it as a war liberating the infidels from their infidelity to embrace Islam, much as Americans view the war in Iraq as a war of liberation from misguided ideology.
Tolerance is a required component of a functional society, but there comes a time when tolerance needs to be put in a relative perspective. That time is now. It is simply not possible to co-exist with and be tolerant of people that fundamentally oppose tolerance themselves as a hallmark of their ideology.
The recent naming of Saif al-Adel by Bin Laden as Al Qaeda’s new commander against activities in the west signifies a further step of the third jihad, as laid out in al-Adel’s “Al-Qaeda’s Strategy to the Year 2012.” Americans will soon begin to see the suicide bombings and roadside attacks from their own front doors, feeling the same pain as the other besieged nations who failed to protect themselves from within.
For the good of the United States, for the good of mankind, Americans need to open their eyes and ears to history and act now to avoid the rampage that is sweeping some of Europe’s most civilized nations. Islamism is the current ‘ism’ we face, so it is time that is what we do. Islamism – true Islamism – is our terror. If we fail to see it coming, it will be our death.