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What they're saying about "Onward Muslim Soldiers" - An expose of militant Islam.
JihadWatch ^

Posted on 01/03/2004 10:38:04 AM PST by Happy2BMe

What they're saying about "Onward Muslim Soldiers":

"This is an amazing book. Brilliantly argued and meticulously documented, this book contains a devastating expose of the murderous deceit behind contemporary apologists for militant Islam--in the media, political arena, academia and "mainstream" radical Islamic groups. Read this book to learn why Islamic extremism is dangerously entrenched within the institutional Islamic leadership in Saudi Arabia and the United States."
-- Steven Emerson, author of American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us and Director of the Investigative Project

"To understand the ideological sources of the terrorist enemy, read Robert Spencer's succinct, knowledgeable, and important book, Onward Muslim Soldiers. His systematic survey of such vital topics as radical Islam's aspirations, its unlikely alliance with the far left, and the need to encourage a moderate Islamic alternative are all valuable. But Spencer's signal contribution is his focus on the 'global threat to the West' that so many Western analysts and policymakers persistently refuse to see: jihad, or sacred war for Islam. There is no more important topic for citizens to comprehend."
-- Daniel Pipes, author, Militant Islam Reaches America

"This book is a necessary tool for students of History, Politics, Civilization and Ideologies. Spencer takes the reader into the world of Islamic Fundamentalism to show not only how the world views it, but how it views the world. While most experts on Islam and the Middle East focus on a narrow interpretation of Jihadist actions around the world,  Spencer connects the dots and opens our eyes to the big picture. This book is a must read for all those who want to understand the world after September 11."
-- Walid Phares, professor of Middle East Studies and Religious Conflict at Florida Atlantic University

"Robert Spencer's latest book makes easy reading due to his immense scholarship. Written with brilliant intellectual honesty, it is an indispensable companion for reference, understanding and knowledge of a most crucial subject of our time."
-- Bat Ye'or, author, Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide; The Dhimmi: Jews & Christians Under Islam; and The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam: From Jihad to Dhimmitude

"A ground-breaking and thoroughly researched work that courageously exposes the greatest danger to civilized existence in the twenty-first century: radical Islamism with its belligerent ideology of jihad and its demonstrated intolerance."
-- Habib C. Malik, Ph.D., a 1995 visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, author of Between Damascus and Jerusalem: Lebanon and Middle East Peace, and professor of history and cultural studies at the Lebanese American University in Beirut

"Onward Muslim Soldiers gives us a realistic and therefore disturbing assessment of the greatest threat to civilized life in the coming century. There will be many Westerners who will reject the author's diagnosis of the jihadist malaise and his proposed therapy, in the name of 'tolerance,' 'diversity,' and 'inclusiveness.' They are like the Bourbons of old, learning nothing and forgetting everything. It is to be hoped that there will be many others who will heed Spencer's wake-up call and respond by exerting pressure on their political leaders to act now, lest the remnant of the West is reduced to a reeking Camp of Saints."
-- Serge Trifkovic, author, Sword of the Prophet: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam


TOPICS: Books/Literature
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Christendom Awake! a review of Robert Spencer's Onward Muslim Soldiers

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1 posted on 01/03/2004 10:38:05 AM PST by Happy2BMe
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To: Happy2BMe; SJackson; Land of the Irish; MeeknMing; yall; autoresponder; mhking; chance33_98; ...
Onward Muslim Soldiers! ping

Onward - Detroit, Miami, N.Y.C., Austin, Chicago, Main Street . .

3 posted on 01/03/2004 10:42:31 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; SJackson; Land of the Irish; MeeknMing; yall; autoresponder; mhking; chance33_98
Onward Muslim Soldiers - The Web is OURS! PING

The FREEPERS Guide To Islamic Terror Websites - CYBERTERRORISM (And It's Sponsors)

4 posted on 01/03/2004 10:46:54 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
whoa.
Bat Ye'or and Serge Trifkovic endorse it. That's all that really needs to be said. I guess I'll have to get it.
5 posted on 01/03/2004 10:55:15 AM PST by King Prout (oh, finding your "core values" in the latest poll, are you, Mr. Dean?)
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To: Happy2BMe; Valin; tubavil; Stopislamnow; SJackson; BayouCoyote; nuffsenuff; Helms; Taiwan Bocks; ...
ISLAM, THE BARRACKS RELIGION.

 

 

 


Ping list for Islamic Jihad and terrorism. 3 pings per day, every day. 
On or off, let me know by freepmail anytime.

 

 

6 posted on 01/03/2004 10:57:18 AM PST by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: King Prout
" I guess I'll have to get it."

You and me both.

Another "must have" is . .

Islam Unveiled

What they're saying about "Islam Unveiled":

"Alarmingly cogent."
-- Booklist

"All readers will find it challenging, if not disturbing, as it provides insight into a rigid, fundamentalist Islamist view of the world."
-- Choice

"The questions Islam Unveiled poses and the answers it provides are hard to dismiss, and given the urgency of the times, necessary to ask."
-- National Review

"This is a bracing argument that can help Americans think through what might well turn out to be the greatest religious, cultural, and political conflict of this century."
-- Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, author of The Naked Public Square

"Robert Spencer has explained very ably some of the misconceptions about Islam. The reader will be greatly enriched in understanding Islam and how Muslims act, in the light of the attack on America."
-- Dr. Anis Shorrosh, author of Islam Revealed

"Heartily recommended to all those who want to understand the global challenge of Islam."
-- Bassam Madany, Middle East Resources

7 posted on 01/03/2004 11:02:26 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
 

 

U.S. Raids Baghdad Mosque; Worshippers Protest
Reuters
Fri Jan 2, 2:30 PM ET
Add World - Reuters to My Yahoo!

By Luke Baker

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military raided a Sunni mosque in western Baghdad and said it had seized arms and explosives in an operation that sparked an angry Muslim protest after Friday prayers.

More than 1,000 worshippers at the al-Tabool mosque denounced Thursday's raid in an emotional demonstration and accused U.S. troops of trampling on the Koran, or Muslim holy book.

"American soldiers entered the mosque with their shoes on and with machine guns in their hands," the imam, Abdulsatar al-Janabi, told Reuters, adding the raid had lasted five hours.

"They trampled on the holy Koran, beat up some of the worshippers and stole computers and a donations box," he said. Others claimed that a page was torn from the Koran.

Protesters screamed and cried, chanting: "God is great" and "America is the enemy of God."

Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, a U.S. military spokesman, said U.S. troops had conducted the operation after a tip off from Iraqis and netted a wide array of weaponry to be used against occupying forces facing a relentless insurgency.

"Over recent months, the U.S. 1st Armored Division has received numerous reports from Iraqis that the al-Tabool mosque was being used for criminal and terrorist activities," Kimmitt told a news conference Friday.

"U.S. forces, led by the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and the Iraqi police therefore conducted a cordon and search."

He said troops had found several sticks of high explosives, hand grenades, AK-47 rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

"There is clear evidence from what we seized that this mosque was being used for things other than free religious expression," Kimmitt said.

He said 32 people had been detained, including several believed to be foreigners, and dismissed suggestions that U.S. forces might have defiled the mosque.

"We are aware of the allegation that coalition forces tore pages from the Koran... But I can assure you that the greatest possible care was taken to respect the sanctity of the mosque," he said.

Al-Janabi, the imam, denied the raid had netted much weaponry. "In every mosque in Iraq (news - web sites) we keep light guns for self protection," he said. "They claim it's an arsenal of weapons, but it's just for self protection."

He said the raid showed U.S. forces were persecuting Sunni Muslims, who were favored under ousted President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), and warned there would be repercussions.

"The army of Sunnis will come back again," he said.

 


8 posted on 01/03/2004 11:03:16 AM PST by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: dennisw
Muslims in America

Num. of Muslims in the U.S.:  7  million
Num. of American Muslims associated with a mosque:  2  million
Num. of mosques in the U.S.:  1,209
% of regular mosque participants who are male:  75%
% of regular mosque participants who are African-American:  30%
% of regular mosque participants who are Arab:  25%
Source: "The Mosque in America: A National Portrait," a study conducted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Hartford Institute for Religion Research
(April 26, 2001)

9 posted on 01/03/2004 11:07:06 AM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: dennisw
Photos of the weapons in place would help. Were any photos/videos taken during the raid?
10 posted on 01/03/2004 11:09:59 AM PST by NetValue (They're not Americans, they're democrats.)
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To: dennisw; SJackson
"Protesters screamed and cried, chanting: "God is great" and "America is the enemy of God."

Then . .

Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, a U.S. military spokesman, said U.S. troops had conducted the operation after a tip off from Iraqis and netted a wide array of weaponry to be used against occupying forces facing a relentless insurgency.

Of the 7 million Muslims in the United States, and out of the 1,209 mosques located in this country, what percentage of them share the same sentiments of their Muslim brothers in Iraq?




11 posted on 01/03/2004 11:12:10 AM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: NetValue
It's a shame but yahoo has no photos of this raid and the captured weaponry. I like the part where the Mullah claims every mosque in Iraq has light weaponry for self defense.
12 posted on 01/03/2004 11:12:41 AM PST by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: dennisw
"I like the part where the Mullah claims every mosque in Iraq has light weaponry for self defense."

Weapons? Self-defense necessary in their own Islamic country?

Religion of Peace? What religion of peace?

13 posted on 01/03/2004 11:20:59 AM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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14 posted on 01/03/2004 11:25:33 AM PST by autoresponder (SLICK http://0access.tripod.com/legacy.html OLDIES BG MUSIC: http://0access.tripod.com/slick.html)
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To: Happy2BMe
Could this be exposing Islam as the religion of evil?

They need to shut down the Madrasses. These are the incubation grounds of hatred.
15 posted on 01/03/2004 11:27:41 AM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Islam, ROP bump ! ...


16 posted on 01/03/2004 11:29:21 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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To: MeeknMing
All I gotta say:

"This big dog will fight. When you rattle his cage. And you'll be sorry that you messed with the US of A. 'Cause we'll put a boot in your ass. It's the American way."
17 posted on 01/03/2004 11:34:23 AM PST by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Happy2BMe
"Our war on terror begins with al-Qaida, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated," he said. "Every nation in every region now has a decision to make: Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists. ...

From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime." And he added, pointedly, "The only way to defeat terrorism as a threat to our way of life is to stop it, eliminate it and destroy it where it grows."

~ GWB

18 posted on 01/03/2004 11:36:34 AM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Happy2BMe
Excerpts from comments by President George W. Bush, Islamic Center, Washington DC 9.17.01

Thank you all very much for your hospitality. We've just had a -- wide-ranging discussions on the matter at hand. Like the good folks standing with me,
the American people were appalled and outraged at last Tuesday's attacks. And so were Muslims all across the world. Both Americans and Muslim
friends and citizens, tax-paying citizens, and Muslims in nations were just appalled and could not believe what we saw on our TV screens.

These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith. And it's important for my fellow Americans to understand
that...

The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace...

When we think of Islam we think of a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. Billions of people find comfort and solace and
peace. And that's made brothers and sisters out of every race -- out of every race.

America counts millions of Muslims amongst our citizens, and Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country. Muslims are doctors,
lawyers, law professors, members of the military, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, moms and dads. And they need to be treated with respect. In our
anger and emotion, our fellow Americans must treat each other with respect.

Women who cover their heads in this country must feel comfortable going outside their homes. Moms who wear cover must be not intimidated in
America. That's not the America I know. That's not the America I value.

I've been told that some fear to leave; some don't want to go shopping for their families; some don't want to go about their ordinary daily routines
because, by wearing cover, they're afraid they'll be intimidated. That should not and that will not stand in America.

Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don't represent the best of America, they represent the worst of
humankind, and they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior.

This is a great country. It's a great country because we share the same values of respect and dignity and human worth. And it is my honor to be
meeting with leaders who feel just the same way I do. They're outraged, they're sad. They love America just as much as I do.
19 posted on 01/03/2004 11:38:52 AM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Happy2BMe
"What they're saying about "Onward Muslim Soldiers" - An expose of militant Islam."

(a view from the other side)
Salam Al-Marayati, director of MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) doesn't like
"Onward Muslim Soldiers"...at least that's what I heard when he engaged in a testy
exchange with Robert Spenser on The Michael Medved (radio) Show.

MPAC may be a more moderate Muslim group...but just like all their Islamic co-congregatants...
anyone who makes truthful, well-researched critiques of what Islam IS AND DOES...
they are to be silenced.

ONWARD Robert Spencer (and writers of similar theme)
20 posted on 01/03/2004 11:43:34 AM PST by VOA
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To: Happy2BMe
But Spencer's signal contribution is his focus on the 'global threat to the West' that so many Western analysts and policymakers persistently refuse to see: jihad, or sacred war for Islam. There is no more important topic for citizens to comprehend." -- Daniel Pipes, author, Militant Islam Reaches America

Daniel Pipes has had some very intriguing and thoughtful in his writings in the past referencing "jihad". Too bad most in this country don't realize that we are at war.

Jihadists, may be fanatical, but they have the money and members, in numbers which can make for a situation which is more than just a nuisance for the free world which has been proved with the actions of 9/11.

21 posted on 01/03/2004 11:44:55 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: EGPWS
Some=been, sorry!
22 posted on 01/03/2004 11:46:11 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: joesnuffy; SJackson; dennisw; autoresponder
Joesnuffy.

What is Dubya's response to this?

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

9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via:



23 posted on 01/03/2004 11:49:30 AM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: autoresponder
BTTT --- another entertaining post. :)
24 posted on 01/03/2004 12:08:22 PM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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To: dennisw
Amen !

25 posted on 01/03/2004 12:13:36 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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To: onyx; autoresponder
Seconded !

26 posted on 01/03/2004 12:14:20 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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To: Happy2BMe
Great, if sad and frustrating picture. I stole it, I hope you don't mind.

Your book reviews are intresting too. I think next Christmas I'll just ask for a BIG FAT gift card to Barnes & Noble. I need one for about $500 to get all the books I want to read NOW!
27 posted on 01/03/2004 12:14:26 PM PST by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do!)
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To: dennisw
Oh I believe the immam--The Americans are persecuting
Sunni Muslims by preventing their obediance to their
bloody false religion .and no thank you I don't care
about CAIR, but agree with the Congrssman it is a
terrorists tool.
28 posted on 01/03/2004 12:14:57 PM PST by StonyBurk
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To: dennisw
George Patton

29 posted on 01/03/2004 12:15:32 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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To: Happy2BMe
Number of decieved 7 Million plus.Is President Bush among them --or playing them like a deep sea game fish?
30 posted on 01/03/2004 12:19:35 PM PST by StonyBurk
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To: StonyBurk
"Is President Bush among them --or playing them like a deep sea game fish?"

We may not know the answer to that until sometime in early 2005.

31 posted on 01/03/2004 12:33:10 PM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: jocon307
Don't forget Ann Coulter's book Treason.

It deals with the "other" terrorists, thugs, spies, and murderers - the Democrats!

32 posted on 01/03/2004 12:34:41 PM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: EGPWS
"Jihadists, may be fanatical, but they have the money and members, in numbers which can make for a situation which is more than just a nuisance for the free world which has been proved with the actions of 9/11."

Can you say, "Saudi Arabia?"

33 posted on 01/03/2004 12:36:06 PM PST by Happy2BMe (2004 - Who WILL the TERRORISTS vote for? - - Not George W. Bush, THAT'S for sure!)
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To: Happy2BMe
bump
34 posted on 01/03/2004 12:41:29 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: xzins
ping
35 posted on 01/03/2004 1:04:11 PM PST by TrueBeliever9
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To: joesnuffy
… the American people were appalled and outraged at last Tuesday's attacks. And so were Muslims all across the world.

We can only hope Bush doesn't’t believe that.

36 posted on 01/03/2004 1:52:02 PM PST by Barnacle (A Human Shield against the onslaught of Leftist tripe.)
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To: dennisw; Happy2BMe; SJackson; yonif; Simcha7; American in Israel; spectacularbid2003; Binyamin; ...
I've read this one. In fact, dennisw recommended it to me a few months back. This is a great resource and one of the better manuscripts out there right now. I highly recommend it.

  Onward Muslim Soldiers






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Christian Supporters of Israel ping list,
please FR mail me. ~
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spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass. (Joshua 21:45)

Letter To The President In Support Of Israel ~
'Final Solution,' Phase 2 ~
37 posted on 01/03/2004 7:35:21 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Happy2BMe
They are simply following the commands of islam's holy scriptures.

Know your mortal enemies.

38 posted on 01/03/2004 8:09:05 PM PST by SevenDaysInMay (Federal judges and justices serve for periods of good behavior, not life. Article III sec. 1)
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To: joesnuffy
My question:

Is it more disturbing to think that

1. Bush believes that crap, or

2. That he's saying it out of political expediency?
39 posted on 01/03/2004 8:11:00 PM PST by dsc
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To: Salem
bttt
40 posted on 01/04/2004 12:07:26 AM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: Salem
Thanks for the reminder to read it again. "Onward Muslim Soldiers"

ISLAM, THE BARACKS RELIGION
41 posted on 01/04/2004 2:24:52 AM PST by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: NetValue
Photos of the weapons in place would help. Were any photos/videos taken during the raid?

Ummm... lemme see now... Muzzle-em murderers can blow up our Churches, and that's just hunky-dorey with the Muzzle-em maniacs... but if we merely walk into their Mosques with our shoes on our feet... all hell breaks loose in the maniacle Muzzle-em murderers hide-out, eh???

Hmmm... Anyone interested in becomming a Mosque Molester ??? ;-))

.

42 posted on 01/04/2004 7:30:16 PM PST by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
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To: GeekDejure
"Ummm... lemme see now... Muzzle-em murderers can blow up our Churches, and that's just hunky-dorey with the Muzzle-em maniacs... but if we merely walk into their Mosques with our shoes on our feet... all hell breaks loose in the maniacle Muzzle-em murderers hide-out, eh???"

You are comprehending the Religion of Peace very accurately.

43 posted on 01/14/2004 10:05:08 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Liberty does not tolerate lawlessness and a borderless nation will not prevail.)
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To: SevenDaysInMay
They are simply following the commands of islam's holy scriptures.

The Koran exhorts the Muslim to emulate the exemplary life of Muhammad. Our problem, is that Madman Muhammad lead a life of blood, assassination and Jihad. To be fair, many Muslims are too lazy or kind hearted to follow the Jihadist passages of Koran and Hadith

44 posted on 01/16/2004 7:53:43 AM PST by dennisw (“We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way.” - Toby Keith)
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To: dennisw
Re: #44 - True, but only a few hundred thousand islamist sociopaths tasked with suicidal mass murder would make for a long day.
45 posted on 01/16/2004 3:27:12 PM PST by SevenDaysInMay (Federal judges and justices serve for periods of good behavior, not life. Article III sec. 1)
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To: joesnuffy

We’ve just written a review for the new DVD called Islam: What The West Needs to Know on citizenwarrior.com. One of the main people interviewed on the film is Robert Spencer. It’s a great DVD and a good tool for sharing with others who don’t know this stuff. Here’s our review:

Entitled Islam: What the West Needs to Know, the new DVD is a dramatic, eye-opening, powerful presentation of how Islam is related to terrorism. It is just the kind of thing I’ve been looking for to share with friends. Even if I told them exactly the same thing they would learn on the video, it wouldn’t be the same. People listen differently to an authoritative third party, even if you yourself are an authority.

The DVD has an impressive line-up of well-spoken experts in Islam. One of the experts is a former PLO member (and a former Islamic terrorist). What he had to say was sobering.

In contrast to what the experts were saying, the DVD shows clips of George Bush, Bill Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, and Tony Blair, all saying complimentary things about Islam, such as the old standby, “Islam is a religion of peace.” Several times, while watching these speakers, you get the impression they have no clue what they’re talking about. They’ve never read the Koran. They’re really just guessing, but they’re guessing wrong, or they’re trying to be politically correct, but spreading misleading and potentially dangerous ideas.

The same kind of misleading statements are made in western universities and in western media.

Not all Muslims are violent fanatics, of course. Far from it. But it is important to understand some basic differences between Islam and religions we’re more familiar with in the West (Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism). Islam is strikingly different from the other religions in at least five important ways.

1. First of all, Islam is more like a political ideology than a personal religious practice, and as such requires the laws of the land to be Islamic. It is the duty of each Muslim to help make their country an Islamic state if it isn’t already. This would be only mildly interesting if you didn’t know that: 1) Muslims are influencing laws in several European countries already, and 2) Islamic laws are religiously intolerant, completely against free speech, and turn women into property owned by men, etc.

From its beginning, Islam has been both a religion and a system of government. Or, as one of the experts in the film put it, Islam has always been a “geopolitical project.” The purpose of the project is to make the whole world submit to Islamic law.

2. The Prophet Mohammad, the man who founded the religion, was a violent ruler. He killed or exiled the men of three tribes of Jews from Arabia, taking their women as concubines. Mohammad himself once personally beheaded 600 Jewish men.

Although this kind of behavior was not unusual for a brutal warlord in his time, it doesn’t seem appropriate for what we normally think of as a spiritually enlightened person. Most westerners don’t know about this information, and they simply assume the teachings of Islam are similar to the teachings of other religions.

Mohammad ordered the assassination of several of his political opponents. He cut off the hands and feet of men belonging to the tribe of Urania and did not cauterize their bleeding limbs until they died.

The ex-terrorist interviewee said when he was a boy in Palestine, they taught a famous story in school about how Mohammad ordered a Rabbi tortured to find out where the Jews had hidden their jewels. His eyes were put out, and he was burned. This was ordered by Mohammad.

Can you imagine the founders of other religions doing something like that? For jewels? This is unlike any other religion.

But unfortunately, Islam is similar to other religions in one way: Muslims look to their founder as a model. This is important to understand because it means devout religious faith and violent action are not as contradictory in Islam as they are in other religions. Mohammad is the man to imitate.

3. Islam sanctions deceiving unbelievers. And here is where you realize how important it is to know something about Islam. They have no problem at all, no internal conflict, about lying to Westerners about anything and everything. Including saying things like, “Islam means peace” and “we do not sanction terrorism.”

In Terrorists Among Us - Jihad in America, Steven Emerson discovered organizations right here in the U.S. raising money for refugees, or at least that’s what the unwitting and generous Americans were told, but their contributions went to funding terrorist organizations.

An Islamic fundamentalist has no problem deceiving unbelievers. He will experience no pangs of conscience. The act is completely permissible in Islamic scripture. As a matter of fact, it is encouraged. Whatever needs to be done to win the war against unbelievers is perfectly all right. Not just all right, it is a religious duty to mislead unbelievers in order to gain political advantage.

4. According to Islam, the only guaranteed way of getting into heaven is to die while fighting for Islam.

5. Muslims everywhere in the world are united by religion, daily rituals, and language. Muslims everywhere in the world have to learn Arabic. You don’t get into heaven unless you read the Koran in Arabic.

If I weren’t the enemy of these people, and if I was looking at this from a purely memetic point of view, I would be astonished by the brilliance of the memeplex. It provides for its own defense, creates its own relentless spread, makes devout followers that are completely consumed by the memeplex, and provides for the establishment of governments to support the dominance of the memeplex.

In a war of memes, Islam is dangerously powerful.

You might think the experts in the film are all selected to be Islamophobes or Muslim-haters. But they are saying the same thing ex-Muslims say in Leaving Islam. And the same thing an ex-Muslim wrote to us. But maybe they all hate Islam and they’re all horribly biased. Ultimately, the only way to find out is to read the Koran itself. I’ve got a copy and I’ve been reading it, and unfortunately, the experts in the film were telling the truth.

But although the Koran is the single most important book in Islam, there are other books that are also important: The Hadiths, which contain official supportive material to the Koran.

In the Koran, Mohammad has conversations with the angel Gabriel, sometimes about events in his life. The Hadiths explain these events so people will know what they’re talking about. The Hadiths also include instructions and clarifications of what it says in the Koran.

Among other things, the Hadiths have very clear instructions for faithful Muslims: They are to meet the infidels on the battlefield and invite them to either become Muslims or accept Dhimmi status (a subordinate status in society). If they refuse either, then devout Muslims are to kill the infidels on the battlefield.

The Koran has many contradictory statements. For example, in one place (2:256), it says, “There is no compulsion (i.e. coercion) in religion.”

Yet in another place (9:5) it says, “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them...but if they repent and accept Islam...then leave their way free.”

What does a devout Muslim do with such contradictions? The answer is written in the Koran itself. It says the one written later (in Mohammad’s life) overwrites the one written earlier. In the two passages above, the first one has been overridden by the second one. The second one, unfortunately, was the last revelation Mohammad ever wrote.

But Allah is all-wise, because now those earlier passages can help deceive the infidels. Militant Muslims are using the earlier, more peaceful and tolerant passages, to show us. “Islam is a religion of peace. Here, let me give you a quote right out of our holy book.”

Oddly enough, the notion that Islam is a religion of peace is even believed by the most violent terrorists.

How can this be? They believe that when Islam rules the world — when all other religions are wiped off the face of the earth — peace will reign. Therefore, Islam is a religion of peace.

The DVD is packed with interesting, illuminating information. Here are three brief nuggets from the film I found particularly surprising:

1. The ex-PLO man said there were far more applicants for suicide missions than explosives for them to carry with them.

2. If you eliminate the conflicts in the world involving Muslims, the world is a pretty peaceful place.

3. Non-Muslims think of Islam the way the think about other religions, and that is a mistake.

One of the interviewees on the film, Robert Spencer, was very articulate. It was obvious he knew the subject inside and out. Among other things, he said,

“The most important thing the West needs to know about Islam today is that it has a political character, and that it is not simply a religion. But it is a religion or a belief system that mandates warfare against unbelievers for the purpose of establishing a societal model that is absolutely incompatible with western society.

“Americans need to know this. Western Europeans need to know this, because Muslims are coming into western countries while holding these beliefs and intending to act upon them. They are the motivations behind modern terrorist activity and they are the goals of millions of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

“We need to know this so we can protect ourselves. But unfortunately, because of political correctness, and because of the media and general government unwillingness to face the sources of Islamic terrorism, these things remain largely unknown.”

Spencer also said,

“It’s unfortunate, but there’s no negotiating with the Jihadists. There is no striking a deal with them. Islamic law is very clear on that...Islamic law does not allow for treaties. It does not allow for negotiated settlements between Muslim states and non-Muslim states.

“All it allows for is a temporary period of up to ten years of ‘hudna’ or what is commonly translated as ‘truce’ to allow the Islamic forces to gather their strength. But that’s not the same as peace as we know it. That’s not the same as the absense of a state of war. That’s only a temporary lull in a war that the Jihadists consider has gone on for 14 centuries, and are willing to fight for 14 more.”

I urge you to get this DVD, watch it yourself (several times) and share it with people.


46 posted on 09/03/2007 2:54:35 AM PDT by CitizenWarrior
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