Friday, April 15, 2011

Ignorance and Fear By HJS

HJS Comments: Thanks to Ideology of Islam for the annotated article below. Now referring to that article, there are a few reminders I might make.

Not everyone is as familiar as he or she should be with the Quran. It is not a Bible or anything like a Bible. It is so intermeshed with the life of Muhammad, reading or studying the Quran should not be attempted without a sira, a biography of Muhammad. My recommendation for a sira is “Mohammed and the Unbelievers” by CSPI*. There are others available, but if you do not have one, the one by CSPI is my choice. It is a good guide to the Quran, referring to specific chapters and verses as it covers the material.

If you heard there was a hit-list of people in your family, neighborhood, or religion, would you want to see that list and see what it is all about? Well, get a copy of the Quran. You are definitely mentioned. Fortunately, Qurans do not cost much and many are available free.

Remember, neither Catholicism, Protestantism, nor Judaism prescribe systemically that God hates people who do not believe in any of those religions, and since those people are cursed by God and will suffer undue horrors in the next life, torturing and killing them in this life is justified. The Quran does tell us those things. We have quoted those verses several times in Politico Mafioso. Soft-spoken Islamic apologists today assure the uninformed that Christians and Jews are “People of the Book” and as such are brethren to Islam. The spokesmen may say it is in the Quran, and it is; they may even show you verses that might make you smile. However, they may not admit that all the nice, cuddly verses have been abrogated**, but left intact. Although the verses have not been removed, the imams know that they have been abrogated and replaced with the chamber of horrors awaiting non-believers, the kafirs.
As far as the FBI and other Federal agencies are concerned, I have every hope they realize the depth of their task to ferret out and stop terrorism. A true radical Islamist parent will not think twice about stuffing explosives in her baby’s diaper, despite the danger to the baby.
Why? Because the parents are taught that as soon as a single drop of blood is spilled from that baby, it is whisked away to paradise as a martyr, feeling no pain. This life, people are taught, is not important except as a doorway to the next life; it is much better to escape from it early and go on to the real life in paradise. While we try to hang on to life for all we are worth, they believe they are truly better off dead. Not all radical Islamists are from the Middle East, so the angelic-looking mother tending to her infant, might just be getting ready to pull the string or push the button to kill and wound as many people as she can, whether it is a bus terminal in Tel Aviv, or a mall in New York.
The people killed in the bombing are only part of the target. You and your family are the secondary targets. The radical Islamists want to terrorize you with those cold-blooded killing so that you will not be able to function as you should out of fear that you are next.
No one is overlooked by Islamists when it comes to martyrs, from the infant in the coach to great grandmom who almost needs help pulling the string. This is no time to play Liberal-type games about profiling. Because this is not a game, everyone is now subject to search. And everyone not a radical is a target.
NOTES: * ** U.S. Attorney: "There is so much ignorance and fear surrounding the Islamic religion" Indeed there is. There is a great deal of ignorance about the ways in which Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism, and to make recruits among peaceful Muslims. There is a great deal of fear about innocent Muslims being victimized in the U.S., when in fact many "anti-Muslim hate crimes" have been faked by Muslims, and Jews are eight times more likely than Muslims to be the victims of hate attacks. But of course that is not what Barbara McQuade meant. "At Dearborn forum, law enforcement leaders say all faiths must be protected," by Niraj Warikoo in the Detroit Free Press, April 12: Speaking at a forum in Dearborn, the U.S. Attorney for eastern Michigan said that Muslims and Islam should not be stereotyped. "Blaming all Muslims and Arabs for the acts of the hijackers of 9/11 is like blaming all Catholics for the acts of Timothy McVeigh in Oklahoma City," U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said Monday, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the 1995 bombing of a federal building. In the first place, no one is really "blaming all Muslims and Arabs" for 9/11. That is just a straw man. But there is also no equivalence between calling the Muslim community to account for jihad activity in its midst and blaming Catholics for the Oklahoma City bombing.

Jihadists justify acts of violence by referring to the Qur'an and Muhammad; McVeigh did not justify the Oklahoma City bombing by referring to Catholic teaching. He wasn't even a Catholic at the time, in fact. "There is so much ignorance and fear surrounding the Islamic religion. And so we've been trying ... to educate the public and to make sure that our Muslim and Arab residents here have the full protection of the law. And we are very strongly committed to doing that." McQuade was one of several law enforcement officials and community advocates who spoke at the forum, which was sponsored by student groups at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and titled Know Your Rights. Also speaking were Andrew Arena, special agent in charge of the FBI Detroit office, and Brian Moskowitz, special agent in charge of ICE/HSI, which deals with immigration investigations with the Department of Homeland Security. Imad Hamad, regional director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, said at the forum that "it seems like our civil rights and liberties have been put on trial" in recent years. In a sane world, Hamad would be anxious to demonstrate his community's loyalty to the United States, as German-Americans and Japanese-Americans were anxious to do during World War II. Instead, Hamad plays the same old tired victim card that we always see from Islamic supremacists. It is too bad that neither Arena nor Moskowitz apparently had the guts to answer his whining with a firm call to back up his victimhood posturing with genuine and wholehearted cooperation with law enforcement. Arena said that FBI agents are sworn to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. "I'm not allowed to have informants in mosques unless I have predication something bad is going on," Arena said. "If your imam ... preaches the true faith, we have no right to be there, and we're not. If we are, I'm going to lose my job and somebody (from law enforcement) is going to jail." How did the Imam Arena determine what is the "true faith" of Islam? How does he deal with the fact that the jihadists present themselves among Muslims as the exponents of the "true faith"? But if a religious leader is supporting terrorism, the FBI has a responsibility to investigate, Arena said. "If a Catholic priest stands up in my church and says give money to the Irish Republican Army, which is a designated terrorist organization, to kill British soldiers and drive them out of Northern Ireland, I have a right, duty, and responsibility to be in that church to investigate it," Arena said. Indeed. One wonders, however, how Arena proposes to know before he investigates whether or not the local imam is preaching hate, violence and supremacism. One also wonders whether he knows that it is much more likely that any given imam is indeed preaching those things than that a Catholic priest is preaching that anyone should kill anyone else. Posted by Robert on April 13, 201

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