Skip to comments.The Trouble With Islam (MUST READ! FROM A FORMER RADICAL ISLAMIST)
Posted on 04/03/2007 8:06:22 AM PDT by milwguy
Not many years ago the brilliant Orientalist, Bernard Lewis, published a short history of the Islamic world's decline, entitled "What Went Wrong?" Astonishingly, there was, among many Western "progressives," a vocal dislike for the title. It is a false premise, these critics protested. They ignored Mr. Lewis's implicit statement that things have been, or could be, right.
But indeed, there is much that is clearly wrong with the Islamic world. Women are stoned to death and undergo clitorectomies. Gays hang from the gallows under the approving eyes of the proponents of Shariah, the legal code of Islam. Sunni and Shia massacre each other daily in Iraq. Palestinian mothers teach 3-year-old boys and girls the ideal of martyrdom. One would expect the orthodox Islamic establishment to evade or dismiss these complaints, but less happily, the non-Muslim priests of enlightenment in the West have come, actively and passively, to the Islamists' defense.
These "progressives" frequently cite the need to examine "root causes." In this they are correct: Terrorism is only the manifestation of a disease and not the disease itself. But the root-causes are quite different from what they think. As a former member of Jemaah Islamiya, a group led by al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, I know firsthand that the inhumane teaching in Islamist ideology can transform a young, benevolent mind into that of a terrorist. Without confronting the ideological roots of radical Islam it will be impossible to combat it. While there are many ideological "rootlets" of Islamism, the main tap root has a name--Salafism, or Salafi Islam, a violent, ultra-conservative version of the religion.
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This should be required reading for Rosie O'Donnell.....
...but can she read?
Doctor Savage was very funny a couple weeks ago about 300, saying that the islamic Persians were prevented from overrunning Greece by the 300 Spartans. But, islam didn't show up, especially among Persians, for 1000 years. Still, the aesthetics of islam have always been around.
All liberal scum need to read, re-read, and read these words yet again until this concept sinks into the vacuous recesses of their puny minds...
Agreed.......Islam subjugates women, enslaves non-believers, advocates the extermination of Jews,and kills gays. Still the liberals think that we are the problem? What am I missing here?
“The near deafening silence of the Muslim majority against these barbaric practices is evidence enough that there is something fundamentally wrong.”
That sentence says it all.
Islam is a covenant against all others that we will see manifest suddenly when the tipping point is reached and the word goes out....to the majority. And it won’t be merely burning cars in the dark....
“We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”
Finally, we’ve found an answer for Paris, Lindsey and Britney... RADICAL ISLAM CAMP!
It is vital to grasp that traditional and even mainstream Islamic teaching accepts and promotes violence. Shariah, for example, allows apostates to be killed, permits beating women to discipline them, seeks to subjugate non-Muslims to Islam as dhimmis and justifies declaring war to do so. It exhorts good Muslims to exterminate the Jews before the "end of days." The near deafening silence of the Muslim majority against these barbaric practices is evidence enough that there is something fundamentally wrong.Whether one chooses to address or ignore this reality, it's not going to go away.
Isn’t it ironic that it is a Muslim who exposes the true face of Islam while our politicians continue to crow that Islam is a ROP?
“All liberal scum need to read, re-read, and read these words yet again..”
They have and continue to do so and are in full agreement with these words. After all, they are members of the international hate-America movement doing more damage to this country than any foreign nation could hope to do.
“Radical Islam” is redundant.
When something shouldn't be conserved, “liberal” is better than “conservative”.
fyi, this was posted earlier:
However, nobody on that thread discussed the whole point of the article written by a recovering Jihadist in the 12 Step program:
Specifically...the left wing liberals who are actually a hodgepodge of agenda driven Socialists...Green wackos, feminists, PETA, ACLU, gay rights activists, secular progressives, gun grabbers, peaceniks...hate America so much that they would rather take the side of Islamofascists who are the antithesis of everything the left believes.
What does that say about liberals?
If I had the opportunity, I’d recommend the following book to Rosie O’Donnell. It probably wouldn’t change her mind, but it just MIGHT make her think a little differently.
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
This is the autobiography of the Somali-born woman who became a member of the Dutch parliament, and collaborated on a film about domestic violence against Muslim women with controversial director Theo van Gogh. He was assassinated, and she has a price on her head now. Her narration on Islamic culture is shocking; the way the women are treated is beyond disgusting. She was subjected to genital mutilation and later forced into an unwanted marriage. She is about 37 years old now, is a strong woman, and gives a real picture of the so-called religion of peace.
No American woman would stand for the treatment that these women of the Muslim world have to endure!
“No American woman would stand for the treatment that these women of the Muslim world have to endure!”
This is what is so incredibly baffling about the left in the US. They are choosing not to respond to the known human rights issues that permeate Muslim society. Ther sole focus is on demonizing Bush. Classic example of “forrest and trees”.
1400 years and no solid theological base to counter Salafism. That's a problem. Working on it for 20 years. That's a problem. There may, in fact, be no basis within Islam for what he seeks.
Plain as the nose on your face.
It makes sense, though.
We now know what the environment was like in the 30’s during the rise of Nationalist Socialism.
“Leave them be. They’re not hurting anyone...besides the jews and the poles. Don’t bother them, they won’t bother us.”
Woo! this persons head is being sized up for the ax.It must be terrible for the radicals to read something called Islamic truth.But then again they do say they don’t care about this life. They care about the 70 virgins in Where ever they are going. wait until they find out one looks like Helen Thomas, one looks like Janet Reno and many other flaming liberal Bush haters.