Skip to comments.A Patriotic Muslimís Warning on Ground Zero Mosque
Posted on 08/18/2010 3:23:58 AM PDT by Rashputin
Terms such as moderate, secular, and radical are innately controversial as any group is able to contort them to mean what they want.
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There is such a group in Islam called ‘Moderate Muslims’. They do exist.
I know some of them. They are fine.
The problem is, these “moderates” are often viewed as apostates or enemies by the more fundamental or devout muslims. (For those of you who don’t know, apostasy is the act of a muslim who did believe in Allah, who decides to leave the religion and become in their eyes an unbeliever. This is considered worse than all other crimes, even worse than being an infidel. If you are an infidel, you can always be converted. If you have renounced Islam, you cannot, and therefore, there is a special circle of Hell that awaits you.
According to the Koran, apostasy is one of the crimes that justifies jihad, others being thievery and non-belief in Islam, just to name three. (There are at least two or three more formal justifications, but I cannot remember them right now)
If you want to know more about Islam to see what we are up against, I suggest books by Bernard Lewis, who is considered to be the foremost authority on Islam in the Western World. Two books in particular are: “The Middle East”, “What Went Wrong” and “The Crisis of Islam”.
Note that he in not a hater of Islam, but he speaks very honestly about the problems with it and the genesis of those problems.
And I thought I had it bad, I was raised as a Jehovah Witness and was very much a devout follower, that is until I became old enough to see things differently in the real world when I became a teenager and was forced to start out on my own when I was 16.
I left it completely, no halfway, not even a single return to the Kingdom Hall after all these years.
Thankfully they don’t have fanatical followers trying to lop my head off like Islam has.
Patriotic Muslim is a term like “cubic sphere” or “dry water” . They may be patriotic and call themselves Muslim, but then they are not following the Koran. More likely they are lying like the Koran tells them to.
Exactly. I think you put your finger right on what the MAIN problem is with Islam.
In Christianity, and many other religions, you have a free choice to make. You can believe in God or not. If you do, great. If you don’t, well, that will be between you and God on judgement day.
Islam dispenses with that. They become God, deciding who lives and who dies, and doing it on the instructions of their God.
In Islam, there are two entities or constructed existences: “The House of Islam” (Dar al-Islam) and “The House of War” (Dar al-Harb). While there are some intermediate constructs such as “The House of Truce” (Dar al-Hudna) and “The House of Invitation” (Dar al-Dawa), these are considered to be temporary way stations between being a true believer in Allah and being at war with Islam to either be converted to Islam or slain.
Basically, it is a very black and white construct.
You are speaking of “taqiyya” which is the deception of and outright lying to infidels (or, I believe, anyone else, islamic or not) to achieve the ends of Allah.
This is codified in the Koran and encouraged. A simple, efficient and effective class of warfare that does not have the western overtones of honor or dishonor attached to it.
There is no “my word is my contract” type of thing going on with it.
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I respectfully disagree. I work with folks who are Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Turkey and Albania. They practice their faith but are not hot for an Islamic Collectivism such as that proposed by radicals in the Islamic Brotherhood. They believe in live and let live like any other American.
From the article:
"Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), is one of these devout yet patriotic Muslims. A former U.S. Navy lieutenant commander with 11 years of service as a medical officer under his belt, Dr. Jasser has made it clear that until anti-Islamist Muslims wage the intellectual battle against Islamism within the Muslim consciousness, we will make no headway against the narrative.
Like "anti-sex porn stars".
I will bet he meant Anti-Islamofacists Muslims. After reading the article he sounds like an American who loves his country and is willing to confront its enemies both foreign and domestic.