Saturday, November 12, 2005

Islam: The Enemy of Democracy and Freedom!

Until 9/11, the western world was largely ignorant of the religion of Islam, of its goals, of its aspirations. Indeed, even since 9/11, most people, and that includes our politicians, would not score very highly in a test of their knowledge on the subject. It should be obvious to all thinking people that our politicians are actually unaware, dare I say blind, to the dangers that Islam will increasingly cause us. It is truly a case of the blind leading the blind! That means to say, uninformed and unthinking politicians leading an ill-informed electorate. But folks, this is what we have right now. The same can hardly be said of Muslims in the Islamic world, though; for their knowledge of Christianity far surpasses - even though much of their knowledge is quite distorted - any knowledge of Islam by the man in the street in the West.

As the old saying goes, knowledge is power. But what we often don't hear uttered is its converse: Ignorance is weakness!

The West is far weaker than it need be because of this ignorance of Islam, since Islam is our greatest enemy. The greatest enemy since Nazism and communism. I'll give you some good reasons why this is so. And none of them - absolutely none of them - are based on hatred!

Islam is the enemy of the West for a plethora of good, solid reasons, and if we wish to survive as a civilization, we are going to have to bite the bullet and deal, head on, with the issues these reasons raise. Let us begin...

First and foremost, we are dealing with a religion which does not recognize any separation of politics and religion, any separation of the political from the spiritual. For Muslims, life is one coherent whole: the political and spiritual both meld into one. This has always been so, and always will be. No re-classification of the religion into two separate parts is possible because of Islam's very nature.

In Islam, all power rests with Allah, the god of Muslims. The Qur'an, their holy book, is always taken literally. Those words are considered to be the actual words of Allah. Therefore, none of these words can be changed, for to change any of them would be tantamount to tampering with Allah's words. This would be a grave sin in their eyes.

For the same reason that the words contained in the Qur'an cannot be changed, they cannot, therefore, be re-interpreted either. So do not hold your breath for any kind of reformation in this religion, because it 'ain't gonna' happen!

In Islam, all power rests with Allah, and it filters down via his vice-gerents on earth to the people. Hence the great desire among Muslims to restore the caliphate. Contrast this with the Western model of government!

In the West, the ideal political system is democracy. In democracy, all power rests with the people, and they exercise that power at the polls. In a democracy, all power filters in the opposite direction from Islam. In democracy it filters up; in Islam, down! Herein lies the greatest barrier to the miscibility of the two worlds: the western world and the Islamic world!

Without digressing too much here, I should like to add that this is the main reason why George W Bush and Blair's venture into Iraq to bring democracy there was a grave error of judgment. How can one bring democracy to a region of the world where the people who inhabit that region believe that all power rests with Allah, and where they believe that Allah has prescribed their way of life for them for then, for now, and for all time?

I would suggest that where such a dichotomy exists, the most sensible and prudent thing to do would be for us to lead our lives as we see fit, and for those people to be allowed to live their lives as they see fit. That way, there would be hope of some peace in this world.

But this is not what we have done. We have done the very opposite of this: We have entered the Middle East in the hope - the vain hope in my opinion - of bringing our way of doing things, our way of life, to them; furthermore, we have allowed millions and millions of Muslims into the West - and at the very time when Christianity, the religion which underpins the West, is greatly weakened anyway - which will only give us headaches for the years ahead. Why? Because Muslims who immigrate bring their hopes and dreams and aspirations with them of establishing Islam everywhere on earth. To Islamize the world is the main aspiration of the Muslim; and we have seen these past weeks, the manifestation of aggression in its cause in France. For what happened in France was in no small part because of the Muslim's desire to establish Allah's caliphate here on earth. These were the first rumblings, the first roar of the lion! Expect more of this in the future, as Islam grows stronger and stronger.

Muslims, by and large, do not respect non-Muslims. How can they? Their religion does not allow them to do so. Their religion preaches that Muslims are superior to non-Muslims; indeed, they use the derogatory term infidel for us. This word to some Westerners might simply mean that they call us infidels because we are people who do not subscribe to their faith. This, after all, would be quite logical, since to us it simply means not fidele, or not true to the faith. But this does not completely describe what Muslims mean by this term. To Muslims, to be called an infidel is an insult indeed! It has connotations of inferiority, backwardness, and even uncleanness!

You see, Muslims believe that Islam is the perfection of religion for man for all time. They call it ad deen al kamal, the perfect religion. People, in their eyes, who have not yet submitted to the will of Allah, are in a state of pre-Islamic chaos, a state known to them as Jahiliyyah! To Muslims, all Muslims, the whole world is classified in two parts: that part of the world which has submitted, and is therefore in the Islamic state, known as Dar al Islam, and that part of the world which has yet to submit, and is therefore in a pre-Islamic, chaotic, jahiliyyic state, known as Dar al Harb, or the House of War!

The House of War is the part of the world which has yet to be taken over, and must at some point be taken over in the future. We, I am sorry to inform you, are in the House of War. So we can expect anything at anytime.

Some people would ask why we were able to go for quite a long time without problems with Muslims. The answer to that is a simple one indeed. First of all, there were relatively few Muslims living in the West, so the ones that did live here were not powerful. Secondly, Muslims living in the Islamic world were, for the most part and for many years, poor by anyone's standards. This all changed with the Oil Embargo of the 70s - a time when the price of oil on the world markets soared. As a result of this, the Islamic world became rich and empowered. Money is power; and it talks loudly! In recent years we have seen evidence aplenty of Islam being on the move. I tell you now: If we do not find a way of clipping its wings here in the West, we shall lose our democracy, and we shall be in deep, deep trouble.

So the trouble we will have with Muslims will not come only from without, but in the future we can expect trouble from the Muslims within. The millions of Muslims living here in the West will not integrate, because it is not in their worldview to do so. It is also forbidden them by their very own Prophet Himself, the Prophet Muhammad. He forbade Muslims even to befriend infidels. He also exhorted them to kill us. And he certainly told them that they should live separate lives, and dress and behave differently, so that they could easily tell themselves apart.

No Western politician is going to be able to change these facts. For facts they are indeed. Moreover, as Islam will grow here, their numbers will become greater and greater, and they will be able to use our democratic system to outvote us and introduce their form of government based as it is on their beloved Shariah, or quranic laws! How do you propose we shall be able to stop them? We shall be outnumbered, and as the outcome of democratic elections depends on the number of votes cast, we shall be able to do nothing about it! This time will come quicker than we might think, because so few babies are being born to infidel families.

The only thing left for people to do, will be to fight. Inevitably, at some point, civil war will ensue. If the political process fails people, then this will be all that will be left for them: civil war, guerre civile, Bürgerkrieg, call it what you will.

But one thing I can assure you, no politicians' sweet talk, posturing, or manœvring, will get us out of this one without conflict at some point in the future.

You see, one of the biggest problems for the West is its devotion to the concept of freedom of religion. This is a lofty concept and ideal indeed; but this devotion blinds people to one important reality: Islam is not just a religion, but a political system also. Indeed, it is more of a political system than anything else, and it is, in addition, a political system diametrically-opposed to our own. It abhors freedom of choice, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of anything that we so cherish! The only thing one is free to do in Islam is become a Muslim, and submit to the will of Allah!

These two systems are totally immiscible, and unfortunately, we have imported this immiscibility right into the heart of the West! To our own great disadvantage, and to the disadvantage of our long term peace and security. What, I ask you, will the Americans do when the ever growing Muslim population in America starts wanting to tinker with the Americans' beloved Constitution? When Muslims will see their way clear to supplant the Constitution with Shariah law?

Questions like these are the ones we should be grappling with NOW. To wait until the time comes would be foolish indeed.

Wake up to the harsh realities of life in the twenty-first century! We've got some collective thinking to do if we wish to save ourselves from darkness! Perhaps we shall, indeed, be forced to think about having to re-classify Islam as a political system first and foremost, a political system immiscible with our own, and one whose advance needs to be forestalled. This may be one of our only sensible alternatives. Since to give complete, unhampered freedom to Islam to grow here in the West is tantamount to digging our own graves!

©Mark Alexander

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Always On Watch said...

President Bush's Veterans Day speech is here.
You might be interested in reading the entire text of the speech as the media give only snippets.

I heard the entire speech live yesterday as I happened to be at home for the day. Over and over, I heard President Bush try to separate Islamism and Islam. And now I read the words from you in this blog article as you logically and in an erudite manner expose the realities.

Westerners are, by nature I think, optimists. We want to believe that democracy and freedom are so fine that all souls desire those ideals. And for many Muslims the desire is real, I think. But Islam will not allow for these ideals and divides the world into Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb. Furthermore, the Islamic definiton of peace is not the same as the Western one. Some time back, I blogged the matter of differing definitions here.

Do some Muslims compartmentalize and compromise? I think so, on an individual basis. But the Koran is full of verses expousing an ideology which urgees the followers of Islam to come back in line with orthodoxy or else suffer being labeled apostates or eternal damnation. And the mosques throughout the world are full of teachers of Wahhabism, which some identify as jihadism.

Oh, that the reality of which you speak here in this commentary were not so!

cybercrusader said...

Mark, I have to compliment you on an absolutely brilliant exposition of Islam and the problems created for the West by it. You have said in relatively few sentences "everything we need to know" about these issues. Also, you have summmarized the pathetic inability and/or willingness of our politicians to confront the threats directly and who are thereby leading us to our own downfall if we don't stop our insane policies. Every citizen concerned with protecting our liberties should read this marvelously insightful, thoughtful and articulate post. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

al fin said...

Muslims will keep immigrating westward, and they will produce many more children than westerners do. Muslims will become the majority in the democratic west, through demographics alone. North America and Europe will become muslim by default.

Only China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and a few other nations will be able to hold out militarily against a muslim world.

Have you considered various ways to separate young muslims from their religion? Separatism from muslims is not an option, as you can see from many real world examples. Muslims are here and their presence is growing. Think. How can you separate young muslims from their religion?

Mussolini said...

"Only China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and a few other nations will be able to hold out militarily against a muslim world."

The answer as to why (with the exception, I believe of Japan) is that they are willing to kill them.

Until we are ready to kill Islam, we are destined to lose against it. Why? Islam has been ready since 630AD to kill western civilization, and they have been happily doing it while we wring our hands wondering whether it is "right" to fight against a religion.

forrestshalom said...

bush's foolish notion of separating islam from terrorism is the achilles heal of the west.

the usa for one is in too deep with the saudis and other moslem governments which it calls allies.

as the usa pursues a path of abandoning israel and supporting the moslems, it will continue on a downward spiral to oblivion.

what a mighty dual gentile empire that is forming right before our eyes: moslem and western: the moslem
half undergirded by islam and the western by apostate christianity. exactly as the prophet daniel predicted in chapter two of the book of daniel!

do you want proof that God exists and knows the future? study the jewish prophets who predicted events in advance!

in my opinion, all our hand wringing in the west by a few brave intelligent people cannot stop the onslaught that is developing. the world deserves judgement for rejecting Christ and accepting the devil:
aka allah, mohammed and islam.

Mark said...

As I write this, I am listening to the King of Jordan talking rubbish about how Al Qaeda is misrepresenting the true Islam. Little wonder that the President of the United States is confused! These people talk gobbledigook! There is only ONE Islam, and that's the Islam that the Prophet Muhammad brought to the people, exorting His followers to kill the non-believers.

How do you explain this, King Abdullah!

forrestshalom said...

one more point about g. bush and american
foreign policy:

it is impossible for the usa be an ally and friend of both a jewish state: israel and a plethora of moslem states including saudi arabia and egypt.

america and western european countries should cease all military alliances with moslem countries and whole heartedly stand with israel against the islamic jihad.

Mussolini said...

If we aren't on Israel's side at the end, we're on the wrong side.

The Truth Teller said...

Excellent work here! Here's hoping this piece gets wide circulation.

Mark said...

Thanks, Truth Teller. I appreciate your compliment greatly.

John Sobieski said...

Because we are so few, I urge everyone to focus their energy on their politicians. Email your Rep, email your Senators, send them books about the danger of Islam. Establish a rapport with your Congressmen. Support candidates that are trying to understand, not denying the truth. There is a learning curve for them and we should help them.