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Holding Islam to Account (excellent piece by Iranian born Freeper Amil Amani)
Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/2006 | Amil Amani

Posted on 11/07/2006 4:34:39 AM PST by Dark Skies

Islam has spawned many sects that are master practitioners of the art of double standards. As far as Muslims are concerned, what is good for Muslims is not good for the non-Muslims; and what is bad for Muslims is good for non-Muslims.

What complicates matters is that there is no way of knowing which of the dozens of at-each-other's-throat sects is the legitimate Islam. As soon as Muhammad died, his religion of peace became a house of internal war: jockeying for power and leadership started, sects formed and splintered into sub-sects, and bloodletting began in earnest.

The internal infighting in Islam is presently playing in full color - in red - most dramatically, in the Iraqi theater. Shiite raid Sunni civilians, slaughter them like sheep, and toss their bodies like trash in the streets or the rivers. The Sunnis return the favor with just as much viciousness and savagery.

Question: If this is the way these Muslims treat each other, how would they deal with the infidels if they had the chance?

Answer: These devoted followers of Muhammad would deal with the infidels exactly the way Muhammad did: behead the non-believers, take them as slaves to hold or sell, or make them pay back-breaking jizyeh - poll taxes.

Some may object that writings like this are little more than hate-mongering and fanning the fire that rages between Islam and the non-Islamic world. They may further play the Islamic apologists' few, well-worn propaganda cards as evidence for their contention that Islam is not what its detractors claim.

Here are the few favorite cards:

* "There is no compulsion in religion," says the Koran. (But the full context is never shown.)
* Islam means "peace," so Islam is a religion of peace.
* "For you, your religion, and for me, my religion," Muhammad reportedly said.

The Muslims and their apologists quickly run out of their few cards, and the rest of the Islamic deck is all about intolerance, hatred and violence toward the infidels, toward all others who are not true Muslims, and even toward those who consider themselves Muslims. Shiites, for instance, judge the Sunnis as traitors to Islam, and Sunnis condemn the Shiites as heretics. Each side deems the other worthy of death and hellfire.

This internecine Islamic war of the religion of peace is not confined to the Shiite-Sunni divide. There are so many internal divisions within each side that listing and describing them comprehensively would be an encyclopedic work.

So, who is right? What are the facts about Islam and how does Islam impact the ever-shrinking village Earth and its inhabitants? Admittedly, this is a huge question and cannot be answered satisfactorily in one article. However, some facts can be presented to help the reader decide.

There is no need to belabor the point that Islam is not, and has never been, a religion of peace. The word Islam is derived from taslim, which means "submission," while the term for "peace" is solh. Another derivation of the word taslim is salamat, which means "good health" and so on.

Irrespective of what the term Islam may mean, the facts on the ground conclusively demonstrate Islam's violent nature from its very inception. No need to go back to the time of Muhammad and examine the historical records. Just a few contemporary events should make the point.

Here is a partial list: the savage Shiite-Sunni bloodletting in Iraq; the barbarism of the resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan; the genocide in Sudan's Darfur region; the Somali killings; the Iranian mullahs' murder of their own people and support of mischief abroad; the cross-border attack on Israel by Lebanese Hizbullah; the incessant terrorist acts of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and the fatwas of the Palestinians against Israel; the bombing of Shiite mosques in Pakistan, and the Shiite retaliation against soft, innocent and civilian targets.

Clearly, there is no place on the planet where Muslims reside that is in peace from the religion of peace. Spain, France, Holland, England, Thailand and Indonesia have already been attacked, while others, such as Belgium, have been threatened and sanctioned.

Stretching the benefit of the doubt beyond limits, one may believe that all these acts of horrors are committed by a small minority of thugs and radicals who happened to be Muslims. Fine, let us ignore all those "fringes" for now - those who are giving Islam a bad reputation. And never mind Saudi Arabia, the cradle of barbarism, fixed in formaldehyde since Islam's inception. Also, let us overlook the dastardly Shiite fanatics presently ruling (ruining) the great nation of Iran. Iranian Shiite Hitlerists are hell-bent on wiping Israel off the face of the planet, while viciously devastating Iran's own largest minority - the Baha'is, people universally-recognized as law-abiding and peaceful.

Would someone account for what is happening in the "civilized" Islamic country of Egypt? The world owes Egypt a debt of gratitude for giving it the Muslim Brotherhood - the lead promoter of Sunni hatred toward the infidels, with chapters and front organizations in much of the world. With typical hypocrisy, the Egyptian government claims that the Muslim Brotherhood is outlawed, when, in actuality, the Brotherhood holds twenty-five percent of the seats in the Egyptian parliament. The same country that gave the world vicious American-killers like Al-Zawahiri is the recipient of huge largess from the American taxpayer.

The latest shameful action of the Egyptian government is the issuance of identity cards that require listing of one's religion. In order to be issued an ID card, which is essential for just about any and all exercises of the rights of citizenship, the individual must list his religion as one of the three sanctioned faiths - Islam, Christianity or Judaism. No one is allowed to leave the religious affiliation blank or list any other religion. Buddhists, Hindus, Baha'is, or agnostics and atheists, have to either lie and fake a religious affiliation, or run the serious risk of having to survive as non-entities in the "crown jewel" of modern and moderate Islamic society.

These are the conditions on the ground wherever Islam rules. Violence of all forms is endemic to Islam and is not confined to any fringes. Islam itself is the fringe. A fringe that is oppressive, hateful of others and violent to the core.

The world must confront Islam and demand that it mends its ways in conformity with the Bill of Rights, according to which every man, woman and child is fully entitled to equal treatment under the law, irrespective of any and all considerations.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amil; islam; koran; muslim; quran; religion; rop; submission; wot

1 posted on 11/07/2006 4:34:40 AM PST by Dark Skies
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To: Amil

ping


2 posted on 11/07/2006 4:35:06 AM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: Dark Skies

ROP Bump.


3 posted on 11/07/2006 4:38:58 AM PST by TADSLOS (Mohammed was the L. Ron Hubbard of his time.)
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To: Dark Skies

"These are the conditions on the ground wherever Islam rules. Violence of all forms is endemic to Islam and is not confined to any fringes. Islam itself is the fringe. A fringe that is oppressive, hateful of others and violent to the core. "

WAHT CAN I SAY?

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4 posted on 11/07/2006 4:40:51 AM PST by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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To: Dark Skies

The logical conclusion is that the west needs a final Crusade
against Islam. That would be a hard sale.


5 posted on 11/07/2006 4:49:34 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dark Skies

Islam can bully some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but islam can't bully all of the people all of the time.


6 posted on 11/07/2006 4:49:44 AM PST by tkathy (Some of the 9/11 hijackers were smiling taxi drivers.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Once the West awakens to the fact that islam seeks to destroy it, it won't be any harder than selling umbrellas on a rainy day.


7 posted on 11/07/2006 4:54:40 AM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: Dark Skies
The world must confront Islam and demand that it mends its ways.......

...yeah,yeah and France will lead the charge. The inability of the UN to address the obvious and clean itself of corruption and worst will take time. Countries like the US,Australia,New Zealand,the UK and others that are fighting the war on terror understand the above statement. Meanwhile liberal politicians in this country who believe that if we just leave them to themselves we'll be just fine, we shouldn't antagonize them (face them or even deal with them militarily) undermine efforts and try to put off the inevitable. Ever notice there is no extreme Islamic fanatics in China?...we all know the reasons why.

Doogle

8 posted on 11/07/2006 5:00:25 AM PST by Doogle (USAF 69-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: Dark Skies

The West is a lot less Religious and a lot more asleep than in the old days. It is difficult for people who don't believe in anything to defeat people who do.


9 posted on 11/07/2006 5:02:25 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dark Skies

"Once the West awakens to the fact that islam seeks to destroy it, it won't be any harder than selling umbrellas on a rainy day."

I agree, unless the apologist, appeasing, "they won't hurt us if we don't hurt them" liberal/socialist/communists are running the government (or enough of it to screw up the country).

Islam is defined by what it does, not what it says.


10 posted on 11/07/2006 5:05:33 AM PST by SpinyNorman (The ACLU empowers terrorists and criminals, weakens America, and degrades our society.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
The West is a lot less Religious and a lot more asleep than in the old days. It is difficult for people who don't believe in anything to defeat people who do.

Very well put. I hope however that the seculars will fight when they grasp the horrors that islam portends for them.

11 posted on 11/07/2006 5:06:17 AM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: RS

Ping


12 posted on 11/07/2006 5:09:33 AM PST by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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13 posted on 11/07/2006 5:37:35 AM PST by SJackson ( There is no threat. Communists are not about to take over our McDonald hamburger stands. John Kerry)
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To: Dark Skies
Very nice article. But, shouldn't there be mention of the mullahs (and whatever other name they go by) who are one of the intruments of hate? They are they teachers.

Another thing, he finishs with: demand that it mends its ways in conformity with the Bill of Rights,

I thought the Bill of Rights only applied to U.S. citizens. This was not a universal law. What am I missing?

14 posted on 11/07/2006 5:38:30 AM PST by beachn4fun (VOTE or shut up!)
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To: beachn4fun

As to the Bill of Rights, I guess he is saying that it ought to be applied everywhere since it is the highest standard of humanity as regards the treatment of human.


15 posted on 11/07/2006 5:42:17 AM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: Salem; unionblue83; ZULU; T.L.Sink; F15Eagle; American in Israel; Yehuda; Nachum; jabotinsky; ...

Ping!


16 posted on 11/07/2006 5:42:34 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (Regarding islam: Osculate meas Sanctas Romanas Ecclesiae nates)
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To: Dark Skies

Slowly, the west is starting to wake up and see the real face of Islam.


17 posted on 11/07/2006 5:45:51 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Dark Skies

Hmmmmm, maybe

Thanks


18 posted on 11/07/2006 5:50:28 AM PST by beachn4fun (VOTE or shut up!)
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To: beachn4fun; Dark Skies
I thought the Bill of Rights only applied to U.S. citizens. This was not a universal law. What am I missing?

You're suffering from a public school education...just like I did for a very long time. :-)

The law of nature is the source of our inalienable rights, and the Constitution was written to guarantee those rights.

The law of nature, “which, being coeval with mankind and dictated by God Himself, is, of course, superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times. No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this.”
Alexander Hamilton

Illegals have 'rights' without being citizens.

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Excellent article, BTW!

19 posted on 11/07/2006 5:56:51 AM PST by MamaTexan (I am not a ~legal entity~, not am I a 'person' as created by law.)
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To: MamaTexan

Well, I'll stay with what I was taught.

Cause we (being mostly the USA and Christians) are the only ones who believe this. Go outside the country or certain religions and "their" rights over-rule ours.

My point, "illegals" have rights in THIS country. But go back to their country they have NONE!


20 posted on 11/07/2006 6:21:56 AM PST by beachn4fun (VOTE or shut up!)
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To: Dark Skies
My tagline says it all about the ROP: Islam is a despotism so vile that it would warm the heart of Orwell's Big Brother
21 posted on 11/07/2006 10:23:54 AM PST by attiladhun2 (Islam is a despotism so vile that it would warm the heart of Orwell's Big Brother)
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Thanks Convert.


22 posted on 11/07/2006 10:25:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Dhimmicrati delenda est! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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The Muslims and their apologists quickly run out of their few cards, and the rest of the Islamic deck is all about intolerance, hatred and violence toward the infidels, toward all others who are not true Muslims, and even toward those who consider themselves Muslims.

Islam-list

If people want on or off this list, please let me know.

23 posted on 11/07/2006 1:48:21 PM PST by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: Dark Skies
These are the conditions on the ground wherever Islam rules. Violence of all forms is endemic to Islam and is not confined to any fringes. Islam itself is the fringe. A fringe that is oppressive, hateful of others and violent to the core.

The world must confront Islam and demand that it mends its ways in conformity with the Bill of Rights, according to which every man, woman and child is fully entitled to equal treatment under the law, irrespective of any and all considerations.

Finally, someone who really "gets" Islam.

24 posted on 11/07/2006 8:33:42 PM PST by GOPJ (The MSM is so busy kissing democrat butt they can't see - come up for air guys.)
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