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Islamizing our Schools
The Reality Check ^ | 01 December 2003 | Hans Zeiger

Posted on 12/01/2003 10:47:02 AM PST by Lando Lincoln

At Royal Oak Intermediate School in Covina, California, students in Len Cesene's seventh grade history class fasted last week to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Mr. Cesene's 12 and 13-year old students are the latest to become part of a growing Islamic indoctrination sweeping through America's schools.

Mr. Cesene's letter to parents explained that, "in an attempt to promote a greater understanding and empathy towards the Muslim religion and toward other culture, I am encouraging students to participate in an extra credit assignment. Students may choose to fast for one, two or three days. During this time, students may only drink water during daylight hours."

Outraged by the assignment of religious fasting in a public school, the American Middle-East Christian Association (AMECA) exercised its First Amendment right to organize a protest outside of Royal Oak Intermediate School. In a press release, AMECA spokesman Steve Klein emphasized that no Islamic country in the world has the right of free speech.

But when it comes to religious expression in the public square, there is an evident double standard. As Klein noted, "America's Christian children had better not even utter the name Jesus Christ in public schools without persecution and prosecution by the 'separation of church and state' zealots."

Christian author and radio talk show host Bob Morey organized several hundred people to participate in the protest. "What would Muslim parents feel if their students came home with a letter from their public school teacher [saying] that next Thursday they're bringing in a priest to baptize all the Muslim children?" Morey asked in the Los Angeles Times.

In the months after September 11, Islamic education became a popular trend in schools. But today, in many classrooms, students are not merely being taught about Islam; they are required to become practicing Muslims for days and even weeks.

In many California schools, middle school students are required to take a three-week course in which students adopt a Muslim name, wear a robe, learn the fundamental tenets of Islam, and stage their own Jihad. According to ASSIST News Service, students must learn to pray "in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful," and they must chant, "Praise to Allah, Lord of Creation." For nearly a month, young and vulnerable minds are saturated with a curriculum of Arabic phrases, Koran verses, and proverbs.

Students cannot say "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, but they can shout prayers and praises to Allah. The name of Jesus in a public school - spoken reverently - is thought of with greater disdain by politically correct educators than is the name of Jesus taken in vain. But the name and life of Mohammed is thoroughly drilled into students' minds. And teachers are being trained to teach - and preach - Islam.

For the past two years in Connecticut, public school teachers have attended the Teachers' Institute on Middle Eastern Studies, a weeklong conference about Islamic religious beliefs and culture sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Education. Two members of Congress from Connecticut deplored the irresponsible use of federal funds for the conference. The Middle East Forum calls the institute "one-sided and extremist" and notes one seminar that focuses on "Israel's state-sponsored terrorism." A professor at Central Connecticut State University calls the presentation "more inflammatory than informative."

Since September 11, the National Education Association has drenched teachers with a flow of pro-Islamic propaganda. The NEA website includes recommendations that schools and teachers "invite speakers and show videos on the Arab world and Islam." In 2002, the NEA released a curriculum guide called "Tolerance in Times of Trial," encouraging teachers to deliberately disassociate Islam with terrorism.

America is not an Islamic nation, nor should it be. None of the world's Islamic countries are particularly free or prosperous, and America is.

That doesn't mean that schools should avoid the subject of Islam. It should be an important part of classes in world history. But Ramadan fasts, robes, prayers to Allah, and radical conferences for teachers are dangerously unjust.

Our public schools have assaulted the Christian faith time and again, and the present hyper-glorification of Islam only exacerbates the confusion to which young students are now subjected. We must decide, with finality, whether we will be a people reflective of our Christian heritage in ordered liberty, or whether we will deepen our wounds already inflicted by the poisonous doctrines of multiculturalism and moral relativism.

While America decides, parents must be vigilant. They must beware of the radical Islamization of their children's schools.

Hans Zeiger is a conservative activist, president of the Scout Honor Coalition, and a student at Hillsdale College. His columns are published in the Seattle Times.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: diversityeducation; education; hanszeiger; islam; islamschools; muslimamericans; school

1 posted on 12/01/2003 10:47:03 AM PST by Lando Lincoln
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To: Lando Lincoln
I wonder if these teachers know that in many Mulsim nations, girls are even allowed to go to schools.
2 posted on 12/01/2003 10:49:46 AM PST by 2banana
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To: Lando Lincoln
Outstanding! Yet again the Left is exposed for the crud they expose our kids to again and again!
3 posted on 12/01/2003 10:52:27 AM PST by USAF_TSgt (Now in TSgt flavor! Thanks Mr Robinson)
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To: Lando Lincoln
Wait, wait, wait, wait: the Supreme Court of the United States will soon consider a case on whether some clown's daughter may hear the name "God" during the recitation at school of the Pledge of Allegiance, and this public school without question shoves down the throats of these students the practice of another religion?

See, there's two parts to that there Freedom of Religion thing in the Constitution: there's an establishment clause and another in which the free exercise of religion may not be prohibited.

Time to stop the alternate universe view of this language and get things right again.
4 posted on 12/01/2003 10:56:08 AM PST by Chummy
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To: Lando Lincoln
I really hope some parents sue the school.
5 posted on 12/01/2003 10:58:20 AM PST by WackyKat
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To: Lando Lincoln
According to ASSIST News Service, students must learn to pray "in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful," and they must chant, "Praise to Allah, Lord of Creation." For nearly a month, young and vulnerable minds are saturated with a curriculum of Arabic phrases, Koran verses, and proverbs.

If this is true, it's a f#@king outrage. Nothing less than the self enforced dhimmitude.

If these kids want to learn about Islam, serve up some of the articles from places like this for discussion.

It's time to quit whitewashing over Islam and the Quran.

6 posted on 12/01/2003 10:59:00 AM PST by USF
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To: Lando Lincoln
In many California schools, middle school students are required to take a three-week course in which students adopt a Muslim name, wear a robe, learn the fundamental tenets of Islam, and stage their own Jihad. According to ASSIST News Service, students must learn to pray "in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful," and they must chant, "Praise to Allah, Lord of Creation." For nearly a month, young and vulnerable minds are saturated with a curriculum of Arabic phrases, Koran verses, and proverbs.

According to sha'ariah law, reciting of the shihadah (Islamic declaration of faith) automatically converts one to Islam. No backing out later, they are all little Muslims now.

7 posted on 12/01/2003 11:02:54 AM PST by Alouette
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To: Lando Lincoln
Maybe they could chant, "kill all the jews" for starters.
8 posted on 12/01/2003 11:05:20 AM PST by tkathy (The islamofascists and the democrats are trying to destroy this country)
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To: WackyKat
What is going on in America ?

Send those school officials to Iran, Syria or other muslim country and ask them to tell us their experiences. And they will learn how tolerant muslims are. Better idea, let them stay over there.
9 posted on 12/01/2003 11:07:13 AM PST by Spartano
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To: Lando Lincoln
Two Arab men are chatting. One of them has his wallet out and is flipping through pictures. Proudly, he pulls two out to show his friend. "This is my oldest son. He's a martyr. And here is my second son. He's a martyr, too."

There's a pause, and the second Arab says wistfully, "Ah, they blow up so fast, don't they?
10 posted on 12/01/2003 11:14:57 AM PST by big bad easter bunny
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To: Chummy
See, there's two parts to that there Freedom of Religion thing in the Constitution: there's an establishment clause and another in which the free exercise of religion may not be prohibited.

Problem is they are using the free part to establish Islam, and the and the establishment part to establish that Christianity must go.

Not that there are a lot of Moslem infiltrators in Public Schools, I am sure it was just by accident they chose Islam, right?

11 posted on 12/01/2003 11:18:21 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Lando Lincoln
I'm sure there will be a unit in which kids go to Confession and receive Baptism in the near future. And, for spice, the teacher will explain why God thinks homosexuality is an abomination. And it will be done in a positive, affirming manner, because we don't want the Christian children to feel that their religion is being criticized.

It's educational, kids!

12 posted on 12/01/2003 11:36:33 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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To: Lando Lincoln
In the last couple of years, the Saudi's have been funding Islamic private school in the South of Thailand. The regular, government schools begin the day with a Buddhist chant which is intolerable to the Muslims, of course.

At the time of the establishment of the radical Islamic schools, the Islamic fundamentalist movement to break away the southern most five provinces of Thailand to either join with Malaysia or form an Islamic state was at a low point after the conflicts of the 1990's. There were some 2 to 3 hundred armed radicals. Now, thanks in large measure to these "educational" institutions, there are some 3,000 armed radicals. You also have police and teachers in the public schools being murdered, temples and police stations being bombed, and JI militants using the areas to plan attacks in Indonesia, Singapore, etc. Hambali hid out for well over a year until the government started taking the Islamic threat seriously. It is a little hard to get teachers who are not Muslim to work in the south as well.

Ah, the blessings of an Islamic education. Peace be unto you.

13 posted on 12/01/2003 11:58:51 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Lando Lincoln
In the months after September 11, Islamic education became a popular trend in schools

Get attacked by Muslims, teach Islamic education in the schools of the attacked country.

Can you imagine any other sane country doing this?

14 posted on 12/01/2003 12:02:51 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lando Lincoln
If I had a kid I'd have him go to school w/ a ham sandwich, and have him eat it in class.
15 posted on 12/01/2003 12:05:03 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Lando Lincoln
The NEA website includes recommendations that schools and teachers "invite speakers and show videos on the Arab world

Well, not ALL aspects of the Arab world. Their dictatorship tendencies, treatment of women, gays, and Jews, and all those fabulous things will somehow be left out of the teachers' lesson plans, I'm sure.

16 posted on 12/01/2003 12:05:52 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta
Get attacked by Muslims, teach Islamic education in the schools of the attacked country. Can you imagine any other sane country doing this?

France. Oh, wait you said sane... sorry.

17 posted on 12/01/2003 12:14:29 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Lando Lincoln
I am going to walk around this month saying Merry Christmas to all while I set up my holy manger (sorry for the spelling)

and I think our schools and work place should discuss the birth of christ
18 posted on 12/01/2003 12:15:42 PM PST by hapy
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To: Lando Lincoln
I am going to walk around this month saying Merry Christmas to all while I set up my holy manger (sorry for the spelling)

and I think our schools and work place should discuss the birth of christ
19 posted on 12/01/2003 12:16:36 PM PST by hapy
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To: Lando Lincoln
I won't hold my breath while the ACLU rushes in to sue to prohibit government sanctioned religion.
20 posted on 12/01/2003 12:19:14 PM PST by BSunday (I'm not the bad guy)
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To: 2banana
Hell, in turkey, that most democratic and modern of muslim states, girls who wanted to apply to nursing school first had to prove virginity...by governmental decree. this policy only ened a few years ago after four girls killed themselves instead. And, elements in turkey are trying to bring it back.
21 posted on 12/01/2003 12:19:53 PM PST by wtc911
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To: Lando Lincoln
read later
22 posted on 12/01/2003 12:20:54 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: Lando Lincoln
Isn't there a school in New Jersey where the principal set aside a room where the Muslim children could go to pray? Can you imagine what would have happened if Christians had asked for such a favor?
23 posted on 12/01/2003 12:26:44 PM PST by k omalley
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To: USF
If people want to know the truth about Islam, they should go to my mother's Catholic church where the Fillipino priest will tell them that 25 members of his family were slaughtered by radical Islamists over the years.

Or they can talk to my ex-coworker, a woman from Indonesia who said that one day a bunch of radical Islamists came to her Protestant church and disembowled the minister right in front of them.

24 posted on 12/01/2003 12:43:16 PM PST by ladylib
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To: Lando Lincoln
Gee I wonder what would happen if some kid in this classroom wished another A Blessed Christmas?? or Happy Easter?
25 posted on 12/01/2003 12:43:40 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Alouette
According to sha'ariah law, reciting of the shihadah (Islamic declaration of faith) automatically converts one to Islam. No backing out later, they are all little Muslims now.

This observation needs repeating, over and over.

These kids have made themselves "Muslim", whether they thought they were doing so or not. Islam is a one-way street. It is easy to enter, impossible to exit, according to the Koran.

So, kiddies, this isn't all over at the end of your publik skool's Tolerance Class. Leaving the Muslim faith is considered a capital offense. Legally (under Sharia Law), any pious Muslim may enforce such a penalty. According to Islamic teachings, you kiddies are now all Muslims and granted all the rights, privileges (sic) and duties of the same. Period. No fair saying you "crossed your fingers". It doesn't work that way!

Sorry kiddies. You've been had! Maybe your Mommies and Daddies will protect you? But if so, your local Imam may pronounce a fatwa against them, too, and demand their lives as well?

Suckers!

26 posted on 12/01/2003 12:52:51 PM PST by Gritty ("Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant"-Omar M. Ahmad {CAIR})
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To: Lando Lincoln
In many California schools, middle school students are required to take a three-week course in which students adopt a Muslim name, wear a robe, learn the fundamental tenets of Islam, and stage their own Jihad. According to ASSIST News Service, students must learn to pray "in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful," and they must chant, "Praise to Allah, Lord of Creation." For nearly a month, young and vulnerable minds are saturated with a curriculum of Arabic phrases, Koran verses, and proverbs.


Holy sh*t!!!!
27 posted on 12/01/2003 2:01:31 PM PST by tubavil
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To: Lando Lincoln
To me, this is actually good news - Christians are standing up for their rights and fighting (instead of lying down and taking it). Go Christians! Only need about 1,000 more mean-spirited Christian lawyers and we got a game on.

Get 1,000 lawyers, enough money to payoff key members of congress, well-funded organizations, and a vocal voter base, and we'll get the decalogue installed in EVERY courthouse in America.

28 posted on 12/01/2003 2:32:25 PM PST by searchandrecovery (America - Welcome to Sodom & Gomorrah West)
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To: Lando Lincoln
ACLU, where are you?
29 posted on 12/01/2003 3:42:31 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: Lizavetta
Can you imagine any other sane country doing this?

You mean: Can you imagine any other country doing this? (leave out the word "sane")

30 posted on 12/01/2003 4:06:56 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: big bad easter bunny
At a small terminal in the Texas Panhandle, three strangers are awaiting their shuttle flight. One is a Native American passing through from Oklahoma. Another, a local ranch hand on his way to Ft. Worth for a stock show. The third passenger is an Arab student, newly arrived at the Texas oil patch from the Middle East.

To pass the time they strike up a conversation on recent events, and the discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon the Westerners learn that the Arab is a devout Muslim. The conversation falls into an uneasy lull. The cowpoke leans back in his chair, crosses his boots on a magazine table, tips his big sweat-stained hat forward over his face. The wind outside blows tumbleweeds and the old windsock flaps, but no plane comes.

Finally, the Native American clears his throat and softly, he speaks: 'Once my people were many, Now we are few.' The Muslim raises an eyebrow and leans forward, 'Once my people were few,' he sneers, 'and now we are many. Why do you suppose that is?'

The Texan shifts the toothpick to one side of his mouth and from the darkness beneath his stetson says, 'That's 'cause we ain't played Cowboys and Muslims yet.'

31 posted on 12/01/2003 4:27:48 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: American in Israel
You're exactly right. This is shades of the Danbury Baptist Association all over again, except it's these clodheaded leftists who are forcing an agenda and one particular religion on us when it is not desired by the American people.

Of all the religions in the world, yes, Islam just won by casting lots. </sarcasm>
32 posted on 12/01/2003 7:27:53 PM PST by Chummy
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To: Gritty
Heroes: http://www.omdurman.org/heroes.html
33 posted on 12/02/2003 8:41:15 AM PST by Spartano
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To: Lando Lincoln; SJackson; yonif; JohnHuang2; dennisw; Salem
ahmad
Omar Ahmad
Co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
President & CEO of Silicon Expert Technologies, he is a Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp in Jordan.  

" Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant...The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth,"
-Omar Ahmad

===========================================================================================

WND Exclusive


FROM JOSEPH FARAH'S G2 BULLETIN
Radical Islam's 'plan'
to take over America

Arab-American author outlines secret
20-year strategy to undermine country


Posted: August 4, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern

Editor's note: Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin is an online, subscription intelligence news service from the creator of WorldNetDaily.com – a journalist who has been developing sources around the world for the last 25 years.


© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com

A refugee from the Muslim Middle East thinks he has discovered Islam's 20-point plan for conquering the United States by 2020 – a plan revealed in the latest issue of Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

Anis Shorrosh, author of ''Islam Revealed'' and ''The True Furqan,'' is a Christian Arab-American who emigrated from Arab-controlled Jerusalem in January 1967.

''The following is my analysis of Islamic invasion of America, the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020,'' Shorrosh says. ''Will Americans continue to sleep through this invasion as they did when we were attacked on 9/11?''

1. Terminate America's freedom of speech by replacing it with statewide and nationwide hate-crime bills.

2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities who promote Islam as the religion of African-Americans while insisting Christianity is for whites only. What they fail to tell African-Americans is that it was Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves. In fact, the Arabic word for black and slave is the same, ''Abed.''

3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.

4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office to bring about favorable legislation toward Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.

5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the Internet as possible by buying the related corporations or a controlling stock.

6. Yield to the fear of the imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America – black gold. America’s economy depends on oil and 41 percent of it comes from the Middle East.

7. Yell ''foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran'' anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.

8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions and get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies. (Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?) Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way.

9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via:

10. Reading, writing, arithmetic and research through the American educational system, mosques and student centers (now 1,500) should be sprinkled with dislike of Jews, evangelical Christians and democracy. There are currently 300 exclusively Muslim schools in the U.S. which teach loyalty to the Quran, not the U.S. Constitution. In January of 2002, Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Washington mailed 4,500 packets of the Quran and videos promoting Islam to America's high schools – free of charge. Saudi Arabia would not allow the U.S. to reciprocate.

11. Provide very sizeable monetary Muslim grants to colleges and universities in America to establish ''Centers for Islamic studies'' with Muslim directors to promote Islam in higher-education institutions.

12. Let the entire world know through propaganda, speeches, seminars, local and national media that terrorists have hijacked Islam, when in truth, Islam hijacked the terrorists.

13. Appeal to the historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for sympathy and tolerance towards Muslims in America who are portrayed as mainly immigrants from oppressed countries.

14. Nullify America's sense of security by manipulating the intelligence community with misinformation. Periodically terrorize Americans with reports of impending attacks on bridges, tunnels, water supplies, airports, apartment buildings and malls.

15. Form riots and demonstrations in the prison system demanding Islamic Sharia as the way of life, not America's justice system.

16. Open numerous charities throughout the U.S., but use the funds to support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.

17. Raise interest in Islam on America's campuses by insisting freshman take at least one course on Islam.

18. Unify the numerous Muslim lobbies in Washington, mosques, Islamic student centers, educational organizations, magazines and papers by Internet and an annual convention to coordinate plans, propagate the faith and engender news in the media.

19. Send intimidating messages and messengers to the outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.

20. Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the U.S. by spotlighting their voting record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.

Shorrosh is a member of the Oxford Society of Scholars, has traveled in 76 countries, and is a lecturer and producer of TV documentaries. ''Islam Revealed'' is a bestseller now in its eighth printing. His forthcoming 10th book, from which the 20-point plan is abridged, is titled ''Islam: A Threat or a Challenge.''

''The True Furqan'' is also available for viewing on Islam-Exposed.org. Shorrosh's new website is Focusing-on-Islam.com.

The Truth About Islam

Observations by Dr. David R. Reagan

 

Ever since the Attack on America on September 11, 2001, we have heard a never-ending chorus of voices from government, academia, and the media assuring us that the Islamic terrorists who attacked the Trade Towers and the Pentagon are not repre­sentative of “true Islam.” We have been likewise assured by spiritual leaders — even some Christian spokesmen — that Islam is a religion of peace, and that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews.

“Our war is not against Islam,” we have been told repeatedly. “Our war is against terrorism.”

Central Questions

Well, what about it?

The Intolerant and Militant Nature of Islam

One of the most controversial issues regarding Islam concerns whether or not it is a militant religion. Muslims in the West argue it is peace-loving. Westerners who have experienced it in the Muslim world argue it is inherently in­tolerant and militant.

The Koran itself preaches intolerance toward other religions. Sura 5 contains the following command: “Take not Jews and Christians for friends . . . He among you who takes them for friends is one of them . . . Choose not for friends such of those who received the Scripture before you [Jews and Christians] . .  But keep your duty to Allah” (verses 51, 55, 57). Extreme intolerance is commanded in Sura 5:33 — “[For those who do not submit to Allah] their punishment is . . . execution or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet, from the opposite sides, or exile from the land.”

The Koran also expresses an intolerant attitude toward any person who decides to reject the Islamic faith or convert to another religion. Such persons are to be executed (Sura 9:12). In the Hadith (the oral tradition of Muhammad’s sayings) it says “Whoever changes his religion, kill him” (Hadith 9:57). These commands are practiced in all Islamic Fundamentalist countries today.

With regard to militancy, the Koran not only condones it, it commands it:

Fighting is prescribed for you, and [some of] you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not (Sura 2:16).

Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war (Sura 9:5).

Fight in the way of Allah . . . and slay them [the unbelievers] wherever you find them and drive them out . . . and fight them until . . . religion is for Allah (Sura 2:190-193).

Muhammad is quoted in the Hadith as saying, “The sword is the key of heaven and hell. A drop of blood in the cause of Allah — a night spent in arms [war] — is of more avail than two months of fasting and prayer. Whosoever falls in battle, his sins are forgiven, and at the day of judgment, his limbs shall be supplied by the wings of angels and cherubim.”12

The Imperialistic Nature of Islam

From its inception, Islam has been committed to what it calls jihad — a word mean­ing holy war. The duty of Muslims is to subjugate or destroy “infidels” — the term the Koran uses for all non-believers.

In the Muslim viewpoint, the world is divided into two regions — those areas controlled by Islam, called Dar al-Islam (meaning the House of Islam) and those called Dar al-Harb (the House of War). The Koran commands Mus­lims to fight non-Muslims until they exterminate all other religions, leaving Islam as the one and only religion in the world (Suras 2:193 and 8:39). Muhammad is quoted in the Hadith as saying, “I have been ordered to fight with the people until they say, none has the right to be worshiped but Allah” (Hadith 4:196).

Regarding terror, Allah orders Muslims to terrorize non-Muslims on his behalf: “Strike terror (into the hearts of ) the enemies of Allah and your enemies” (Sura 8:60). Allah then assures his followers that he will assist them: “I will instill terror into the hearts of unbelievers. Smite them above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them. It is not you who slay them, it is Allah” (Sura 8:12, 17).

Concerning jihad,14 the Koran guarantees Paradise to those who fight for Allah (Sura 4:74). It promises instant Paradise for those who die in battle (Suras 9:111 and 47:5-6). Dying for Allah is presented as better than living: “And if you are killed or die in the Way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all that others may amass [of worldly wealth]” (Sura 3:157).

Martyrs are promised a sensual and luxurious life in Paradise (Sura 52:17-22). According to Al-Ghazzali, one of Islam’s greatest teachers, when a martyr reaches Paradise, he “will marry 500 companions, 4,000 virgins, and 8,000 divorced women.”15 Commenting on this statement, Randall Price, biblical teacher and Middle East expert, observed that the Islamic Paradise is “just the kind of place that adolescent, unmarried men, isolated through their lives from the opposite sex by rigid cultural standards, would die for.”16

Fundamentalist Goals

The Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran was the modern day Islamic spokesman who revived Muhammad’s vision of world con­quest. He taught that the re-establishment of Israel was a Satanic miracle allowed by Allah because of the lukewarmness of the Muslim masses. He called for a renewal of true Islam to accomplish three purposes:19

  1. To overthrow the “secular” rulers of Islamic countries (like Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt), just as he had done in Iran.

  2. To take back the land of Palestine for Allah, exterminating Israel in the process.

  3. To conquer the rest of the world for Allah.

Notice the first priority was the transformation of secular Islamic countries into religious states ruled by the Koran. Then would come Israel and the world.

In a proclamation made by Osama bin Laden in 1998, he listed the same goals and prioritized them in the same order.20 He then identified the United States as the prime obstacle to the achievement of these goals. Accordingly, he called on Muslims everywhere “to comply with Allah’s order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it.”

It is important to note that the eradication of Israel is not the top priority. Nor is Israel viewed as the major obstacle to world conquest. I emphasize this because many Americans are saying that the key to winning the war against terrorism is to dump Israel. More and more, on radio talk shows, I hear people saying, “Let’s cut Israel loose. Let the Arabs have it. Then they will leave us alone.”

That is utter nonsense. Israel is not the cause of Islamic terrorism toward the West. If Israel were to disappear tomorrow, Fundamentalist Islam would still be determined to destroy America as part of its plan to take the world for Allah. And if we were to abandon Israel, the Muslim world would interpret it as an act of cowardice, proving our word is meaningless and that we truly are, as they say, “a depraved society devoid of values.” Our abandonment of Israel would only whet their appetite. Islamic Fundamentalism cannot be appeased. It must be de­feated.




34 posted on 12/02/2003 9:22:09 AM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: Happy2BMe
As disturbing as it is, I am very grateful for your post.

Lando

35 posted on 12/02/2003 10:12:26 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (I'm thinkin', I'm thinkin'....)
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To: searchandrecovery
"Get 1,000 lawyers, enough money to payoff key members of congress, well-funded organizations, and a vocal voter base, and we'll get the decalogue installed in EVERY courthouse in America."

Check post #34 - it's already done.

36 posted on 12/02/2003 10:30:22 AM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: Lando Lincoln
Bloody insane and self destructive. Americans have become too fattened by consumerism to strongly object. Where is our pride?
37 posted on 12/02/2003 1:17:12 PM PST by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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