An Overview and Analysis of Jihadi Activity in Denmark 1990-2006
Michael Taarnby Jensen
DIIS Working Paper 2006:35, November 2006, 83 p.
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Michael Taarnby Jensen
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By RALPH PETERS
November 26, 2006 — A RASH of pop prophets tell us that Muslims in Europe are reproducing so fast and European societies are so weak and listless that, before you know it, the continent will become “Eurabia,” with all those topless gals on the Riviera wearing veils. Well, maybe not.
The notion that continental Europeans, who are world-champion haters, will let the impoverished Muslim immigrants they confine to ghettos take over their societies and extend the caliphate from the Amalfi Coast to Amsterdam has it exactly wrong.
The endangered species isn’t the “peace loving” European lolling in his or her welfare state, but the continent’s Muslims immigrants – and their multi-generation descendents – who were foolish enough to imagine that Europeans would share their toys.
In fact, Muslims are hardly welcome to pick up the trash on Europe’s playgrounds.
Don’t let Europe’s current round of playing pacifist dress-up fool you: This is the continent that perfected genocide and ethnic cleansing, the happy-go-lucky slice of humanity that brought us such recent hits as the Holocaust and Srebrenica.
THE historical patterns are clear: When Europeans feel sufficiently threatened – even when the threat’s concocted nonsense – they don’t just react, they over-react with stunning ferocity. One of their more-humane (and frequently employed) techniques has been ethnic cleansing.
And Europeans won’t even need to re-write “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” with an Islamist theme – real Muslims zealots provide Europe’s bigots with all the propaganda they need. Al Qaeda and its wannabe fans are the worst thing that could have happened to Europe’s Muslims. Europe hasn’t broken free of its historical addictions – we’re going to see Europe’s history reprised on meth.
The year 1492 wasn’t just big for Columbus. It’s also when Spain expelled its culturally magnificent Jewish community en masse – to be followed shortly by the Moors, Muslims who had been on the Iberian Peninsula for more than 800 years.
Jews got the boot elsewhere in Europe, too – if they weren’t just killed on the spot. When Shakespeare wrote “The Merchant of Venice,” it’s a safe bet he’d never met a Jew. The Chosen People were long-gone from Jolly Olde England.
From the French expulsion of the Huguenots right down to the last century’s massive ethnic cleansings, Europeans have never been shy about showing “foreigners and subversives” the door.
And Europe’s Muslims don’t even have roots, by historical standards. For the Europeans, they’re just the detritus of colonial history. When Europeans feel sufficiently provoked and threatened – a few serious terrorist attacks could do it – Europe’s Muslims will be lucky just to be deported.
Sound impossible? Have the Europeans become too soft for that sort of thing? Has narcotic socialism destroyed their ability to hate? Is their atheism a prelude to total surrender to faith-intoxicated Muslim jihadis?
The answer to all of the above questions is a booming “No!” The Europeans have enjoyed a comfy ride for the last 60 years – but the very fact that they don’t want it to stop increases their rage and sense of being besieged by Muslim minorities they’ve long refused to assimilate (and which no longer want to assimilate).
WE don’t need to gloss over the many Muslim acts of barbarism down the centuries to recognize that the Europeans are just better at the extermination process. From the massacre of all Muslims and Jews (and quite a few Eastern Christians) when the Crusaders reached Jerusalem in 1099 to the massacre of all the Jews in Buda (not yet attached to Pest across the Danube) when the “liberating” Habsburg armies retook the citadel at the end of the 17th century, Europeans have just been better organized for genocide.
It’s the difference between the messy Turkish execution of the Armenian genocide and the industrial efficiency of the Holocaust. Hey, when you love your work, you get good at it.
Far from enjoying the prospect of taking over Europe by having babies, Europe’s Muslims are living on borrowed time. When a third of French voters have demonstrated their willingness to vote for Jean-Marie Le Pen’s National Front – a party that makes the Ku Klux Klan seem like Human Rights Watch – all predictions of Europe going gently into that good night are surreal.
I have no difficulty imagining a scenario in which U.S. Navy ships are at anchor and U.S. Marines have gone ashore at Brest, Bremerhaven or Bari to guarantee the safe evacuation of Europe’s Muslims. After all, we were the only ones to do anything about the slaughter of Muslims in the Balkans. And even though we botched it, our effort in Iraq was meant to give the Middle East’s Muslims a last chance to escape their self-inflicted misery.
AND we’re lucky. The United States attracts the quality. American Muslims have a higher income level than our national average. We hear about the handful of rabble-rousers, but more of our fellow Americans who happen to be Muslims are doctors, professors and entrepreneurs.
And the American dream is still alive and well, thanks: Even the newest taxi driver stumbling over his English grammar knows he can truly become an American.
But European Muslims can’t become French or Dutch or Italian or German. Even if they qualify for a passport, they remain second-class citizens. On a good day. And they’re supposed to take over the continent that’s exported more death than any other?
All the copy-cat predictions of a Muslim takeover of Europe not only ignore history and Europe’s ineradicable viciousness, but do a serious disservice by exacerbating fear and hatred. And when it comes to hatred, trust me: The Europeans don’t need our help.
The jobless and hopeless kids in the suburbs may burn a couple of cars, but we’ll always have Paris.
Ralph Peters’ latest book is “Never Quit the Fight.”
It is no surprise that we did not, nor are we ever likely to, read about the
incident described below, in our Western media. The Egyptian media never
published anything on it. Bloggers in Egypt who witnessed it wrote it up
and circulated it, and forced one Egyptian TV news station to say something
about it. The Egyptian police ignored or down-played it (sort of a Moslem
version of “now, now; boys will be boys y’ know…and it IS Ramadan, after
Government information agencies denied that the event even happened. This
is not surprising. Sophisticated Moslem leaders know that such events bring
Shame (el-haram), not Honor (ash-Sharaf) to Islam…..and lying to protect the
honor of Islam is a divinely ordained commandment, even if the lie means
ignoring hundreds of brutally criminalized victims and excusing hundreds of
brutal criminal victimizers who ran amok attacking innocent victims in an
amazing display of unrestrained frenzied irrational destructive lawlessness.
I have included below the full text of a few Egyptian blogs that give
first-hand accounts of the events in (less than perfect) English. Below
those are some URLs to other blogs outside of Egypt and in other languages.
I encourage all readers to take a moment to read these blogs.
I am not qualified to comment on the significance of the events described
below. My credentials are in History and Archaeology, not in Psychiatry.
But several brilliant and well-credentialed commentators have discussed the
issue of the connection between some Moslem societies’ historical tolerance
for sexual abuse and Moslem totalitarian terrorist lawlessness. I offer a
brief summary of their views, and I refer interested readers to:
Breiner, Sander J., Some Interesting Child Rearing Practices in the Arab
Chesler, Phyllis, “The Brownshirts of our Time”, Front Page Magazine,
Idem, “The Psychoanalytic Roots of Islamic Terrorism”, Front Page Magazine,
DeMause, Lloyd, The Emotional Life of Nations (June, 2002)
Kobrin, Nancy H., “Political Domestic Violence in Ibrahim’s Family: A
Psychoanalytic Theory of Islamic Suicide Terrorism”, in Jihad and Sacred
Martinn-Barbero, Isaac, “The West’s Moral Weakness”, Front Page Magazine,
Piven, Jerry S., Ph.D et al (Eds.), Jihad and Sacred Vengeance:
Psychological Undercurrents of History, vol. III, NY 2002
Chesler, Kobrin and deMause advance the idea that Islamofascsit violence
comes from the degradation of women in Muslim society, and from the very
wide-spread but steadfastly denied prevelance of sexual child abuse in much
of the Moslem world. (Martín-Barbero summarizing Kobrin, and deMause chapter
3, and Chesler articles).
According to anthropological research dating back to the 1950s, much of
Moslem society, and especially Arab society, suffers from on-going but
ignored epidemics of anal rape of young boys, often by older half-brothers
and uncles, sometimes gang rape of even very young boys, and anal rape of
young girls (vaginal penetration would result in loss of virginity and
resultant reduction of bride-price), often by older brothers, half-brothers,
uncles, and even fathers.
As summarized by Breiner, the “Arab personality” that results from this
wide-spread sexual child abuse and abuse of women (which impacts adversely
not only on the women, but also upon the children of the family: imagine the
effect upon a small child of seeing his or her beloved and nurturing mother
regularly and brutally abused by a totalitarian father) can be described as
“There is a general quality of an “Arab personality” and a special
“Arab-world”. Some of the characteristics are:
1. words substitute for behavior, leading to confusion of words being equal
2. all Arabs are brothers, yet
3. there is ubiquitous hostility between (kindred) groups,
4. the non-Arab world is the enemy,
5. tribal and patriarchal attitudes are pervasive,
6. difficulty in admitting mistakes,
8. emotionally expressive and labile,
9. father is dictatorial and mother (women in general) is submissive,
females are denigrated,
10. marked corporal punishment,
11. language and behavior has a time, verb tense distortion,
12. magical thinking,
13. either/or, right/wrong, black/white attitudes,
14. exaggeration is expected,
15. a special code of honor and courage different from the West, with
vendettas and murder considered reasonable and required for non-threatening
behavior to them,
16. extensive sexual stimulation and prohibition,
17. genitals of children stimulated and attacked, with more extensive abuse
to female genitals (mutilation), and
18. extensive physical and psychological problems in giving birth and caring
for the young child. There are age inappropriate stimulations and
deprivations, general encouragement of hostility, and pervasive denigration
and abuse of females of all ages, with resultant pathology that can be seen
in medical and psychological clinics, social settings, political structures,
and individual evaluations.” (Breiner, summary)
When considering the above, note how #s 5, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, and 18 find
exemplification in the reports of homosexual abuse of hundreds of young male
children in Pakistan by their Madrasa Imams, homosexual rape of slaves in
Sudan (especially child slaves), legally sanctioned and religiously excused
gang-rape in Pakistan of innocent female members of an offending clan by
males of a clan whose honor has been offended by the female victim’s clan,
and the epidemic of Moslem gang rapes against white European women. (I have
previously sent emails on these issues with documentation, If you were
careless enough to not save them, let me know and I’ll resend them to you).
One need not be a psychiatrist to imagine the psychological harm done to a
young boy who must somehow successfully repress his natural rage and fright
and shame and feelings of helplessness and other emotional upheaval
resulting from the on-going and unaddressed homosexual abuse that he suffers
from otherwise trusted male family members, or from witnessing his male
adults abusing his mother or siblings….for years, during his childhood.
Then add to this psychologically toxic mix the impact of castration anxiety
produced by Arab male circumcision customs upon 13-year old boys (documented
in the material quoted above, and elsewhere).
Then add the brutality of female genital mutilation, far more widespread in
the Arab world than acknowledged to or in the West.
These volcanic feelings of fear and rage and shame and pain, repressed for a
life-time, could be the root cause, or one of the major root causes, of the
phenomenon of mass rage and social explosive volatility which we call “the
They may also be at cause, perhaps at root cause, for the modern phenomenon
of Islamofascist terrorism.
We know from our own culture that child abuse is closely connected to
criminal behavior and to abuse transferred to the next generation. It is not
a far stretch from this documented correlation to the suggestion that
repressed rage in Arab males, stemming from abusive experiences in
childhood, is at cause for the Arab near-monopoly on terrorism. The
repressed rage may contribute to a proclivity toward violence, and to acting
out the repressed hatred on other ‘legitimate’ targets; especially when such
targets are legitimized, and violence against them sanctioned, by incendiary
sermons from Islamofascist Imams in Wahhabi-controlled mosques throughout
the Moslem world…..and especially when these targets are perceived to be
weak and unlikely to retaliate (women, Jews, recently-defeated Israelis, the
American “paper tiger”).
Such rage may account for Daniel Pipes’ documentation of “Sudden Jihad
It is not by accident that almost all of the world’s terrorists, for the
past 30 years, are Moslems, and most of these are Arabs. Similarly it is
not by chance that other than Moslem Arabs, no other ethno-linguistic or
national or religious group in the world has a “Street”. We speak only of
the “Arab Street”.
The behavior of the young men in downtown Cairo, documented by the bloggers
below, may also result from such repression. And, note well, the police in
Cairo admitted to one of the bloggers that this was not the first time that
such mass assaults took place, and were studiously ignored by the press, the
government and the police.
PS. It is instructive to note that both veiled and unveiled women were
attacked in the Cairo incident. This sort of undermines the typical Moslem
excuse for the epidemic of gang rape by Moslems against white women in
Europe – the unveiled woman is ‘asking for it’.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Mass sexual assault in downtown Cairo
On the first two days of Eid in Cairo, a mob of hundreds of men swept
through downtown attacking and sexually assaulting random girls in an
animalistic display that must boggle every mind. Apparently, the utter lack
of basic decency, respect for women, or the rule of law was not confined to
Ramadan alone – in fact, Ramadan was the only thing suppressing the baser
instincts of these men. I feel sick at heart, and may never spend time
downtown again, as it seems we women are actively in danger there. Will
Cairo one day be like Mogadishu, where every woman is raped before she turns
Who to blame? I’ll go with law enforcement. I was assigned an article once
that said that a rape takes place every three minutes in North America
alone; God knows what the number is worldwide. Many rapes are not reported.
It is safe to say that is it futile to rail against dangerous male
misconceptions of sex, and women, and consent. The only thing that can
prevent sexual assault is fear of consequences, a fear that is entirely
absent in Egypt. Socially, people don’t give a shit – it’s the woman’s
fault, somehow, and apparently hormones serve as a complete defense to any
crime. Egypt’s criminal code provides for numerous avenues of protection
against assault, sexual harassment, and even unpleasant language. However,
these felonies are rarely prosecuted and even more rarely reported.
A woman must have witnesses or physical evidence to even file a charge. Same
old, I guess. It’ll be a few decades before they realize that credibility is
usually the only evidence any decision maker has in any case, and that rape
should be no different. Of course, in this case, witnesses and physical
evidence were plentiful, but nothing will happen. I’m also of the opinion,
of course, that if pre-marital sex were feasible, forget socially permitted,
there would be less pent-up frustration.
But then, who creates the laws that curtail privacy rights? Who are the
people that condemn women who have extra-marital sex? Men. Men who then turn
around and place the blame for their choices on women. People who have
religious reasons for abstention from pre-marital sex will abstain
regardless, but the law has no place in the bedrooms of the nation (Pierre
Trudeau), and a hymen is not the same as a character reference.
The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights has been organizing a campaign for
some time against the persistent verbal and physical violence against women
in Cairo. It is possible to contain it and deter it; it has virtually
vanished from several Gulf countries as a result of increased police
vigilance, fines, and the publicizing of the pictures of perpetrators.
Something like that should be done here. Just because the men of Egypt are
sexually frustrated, poor, and oppressed does not mean they can oppress
others. Let’s do something – go volunteer, anything. I will. We women are
Egyptians too and the streets are just as much ours as theirs.
Below is an eyewitness account I translated, in a somewhat rudimentary
fashion, by Malek, a blogger who was there at the time. Find pictures at
Downtown’s Sexual Frenzy
Today I saw the same scene on the Nile Corniche (Abdel Minem Riad) that I
saw yesterday. I could not take any photographs but Radwa assured me that
she saw incidents of assault taking place in front of her before she found a
taxi and sped home.
There was no police interference despite the presence of Central Security
forces near the Arab League and near the American embassy, not more than 5
minutes away on foot from the site of the events.
While yesterday the attacks were just random, young men now formed human
trains that approached a girl quickly and surrounded her completely and
began groping parts of her body. You can find pictures of what occurred at
the end of the post.
We were sitting in a coffee shop downtown, I and Wael Abbas and Nasser Noury
(a photographer for Reuters) and Mohammed El Sharkawy and others. A
colleague joined us and told us that in front of Cinema Metro on Talaat Harb
Street sexual assaults were taking place and that the cinema’s ticket window
had been vandalized.
We made our way over there shortly, and in our minds we thought that what
our colleague had told us was merely empty talk, with no basis in truth,
especially as the streets surrounding Cinema Metro were very quiet as we
walked toward there. We stopped at the cinema after we saw that the
shattered ticket window, supposing that what the colleague had told us was
just illusion or exaggeration at the most, but then after less than five
minutes we found vast numbers of youth whistling and running towards Adly
Street. We accompanied them to see what was going on.
We were surprised to find a girl in her early twenties who had fainted on
the ground, surrounded by a large number of youth who were groping parts of
her body and taking off her clothes.
I could not understand, or rather could not absorb, what was happening…the
girl got up quickly and tried to run in any direction until she saw a Syrian
restaurant called “el Madyafa” or something, and ran into it. The young men
surrounded the restaurant and did not leave till one of them shouted,
“There’s another girl in front of Miami!”
Everyone ran towards Talaat Harb Street again. I found there a girl
encircled by hundreds of men who were trying to grope her and rip off her
clothes. This time the girl was rescued by a taxi driver who picked her up
in his taxi, but the men did not let the taxi pass and they formed a circle
around it demanding that she get out of the car until a policeman
interfered, raising his baton and beating anyone he saw in front of him.
The crowd did not disperse until the appearance of two girls wearing the
Khaliji ebaya (loose outer garment worn by women from the Gulf) walking
alone down the street. The young men surrounded them completely and a large
number of them pressed against the girls and removed the veils they were
wearing, and attempted to remove their ebayas, while 10 and 11 year old boys
slipped inside the ebayas from beneath.
Once again shop owners interfered and sprayed the men with water, and took
the girls inside their shops. After less than a second the actress Ola
Ghanem, who is starring in one of the movies opening on Eid (Abadet
Mawasem), appeared and the young men tried to get to her too, but she was
surrounded by personal body guards who tried to protect her but were unable
to block all the hungry hands that reached for Ola’s breasts.
After a short while another girl appeared who was also wearing the veil and
the ebaya. She was also surrounded and they succeeded this time is removing
the ebaya, but a security guard was able to draw her into a building and
shut the gate and prevent the young men from reaching the girl.
There was another girl who wore trousers that were a little tight and an
ordinary shirt. This time her shirt was removed and her bra ripped and no
one helped her except one of the security personnel who had a club and who
pulled her into a shop.
These were the incidents I was able to personally witness in less than an
hour I spent in that area. I left after a conflict arose between us and the
security who refused to let us take photographs, and between youth who
wanted to steal Wael’s camera, and Wael Abbas and Peter Alfred and Nasser
The photographs that were taken were out of focus and did not depict the
acts of abuse sufficiently, but it was in every case abuse. A very tight
circle would be formed and the prey would be in the centre and no one could
see what was happening very well.
We heard that one girl had her clothes ripped completely off and that she
ran naked until she entered one of the shops and another who got cornered
against a wall and surrounded and viciously violated.
There was no police presence and when I asked a lieutenant who was with the
Central Security forces he told me that there was Eid all over Egypt and
that they could not dispatch any forces to downtown!!!
I was deeply astonished and told him that Eid celebrations were focused on
downtown and downtown’s theaters, so how could there not be any forces??? He
did not answer and left.
While Wael was photographing the events one security officer pointed his
revolver at Wael, threatening to kill him if he continued to take pictures.
Wael reacted strongly and we were going to clash with the man, if he hadn’t
fled into a building.
I could not blame the young men. In my opinion, sexual repression and
depression and cowardice (I do not excuse the perpetrators for what they
did, I just cannot understand the motives of over a thousand people who
moved as one body towards a single target, I can’t understand) led them to
not even distinguish between a veiled girl and an unveiled girl, or even a
munaqaba girl (face veiled). Repression and a severe sexual frenzy made them
unable to make any distinctions. One of the chants that they repeated when
they headed towards a prey was “Yay, we get to f**k! Yay, we get to f**k!”
and another after they were done with a girl and headed towards another,
“Another one…another one!”
And the chants when they saw women in ebayat, “Beep beep beep…Saudi…beep
beep beep Saudi”.
I don’t know who to blame for what I saw. The hysterical girls in the street
in front of me? Do I blame the sexually frenzied young men, half of whom, or
a little less, will find out when they have sex that they are impotent or
ejaculate prematurely or unable to sustain an erection? Should I blame the
utter lack of police presence downtown, and allowing this to be so for more
than four hours?
Then young men did not distinguish when they undertook their assaults
between veiled and unveiled girls.
They did not distinguish on the basis of age.
They were not all of one age, some were ten and under up to men in their
There was an astounding state of chaos that persists until right now (we
went there at 8, and now it is 12:30). There was no recognition of any
authority or law or ethical values or even religion. There was chaos…but
chaos wrongly directed and for the wrong aims.
We tried to direct girls away from the area by standing at the intersection
of Abdelkhalek Tharwat Street and Taalat Harb to warn girls not to take
Talaat Harb and explaining to them what was going on, and they responded. We
managed to do this with more than one girl. Some girls stood next to us
because some of us had video cameras, to secure safety, and the youth were
unable to attack them because they realized some of us were journalists and
they were afraid to have their pictures published. Several men I
photographed tried to threaten peter and Nasser with confiscating their
cameras in protest at our photographing them. Most of the pictures we took
did not clearly show details because every girl was in a tiny circle and we
could not get to her.
We tried more than once to break up what was going on but our number did not
people, so we couldn’t do anything and every time a shop owner or taxi
driver of buildin security guard would appear and help the girl enter into
What happened was a farce on every level. Until now I cannot understand the
motives that can move more than a thousand young men in one movement towards
sexually harassing and sexually assaulting girls passing through the
streets, girls of every kind, veiled, facially veiled, unveiled, Muslim, or
Sexual repression, cowardice, weakness, an attempt to oppress those who are
weaker than you…I do not know the truth of what is written or analyzed
regarding what happened.
Wed, 1 Nov 2006 23:03:17 -0600
The Arab Street is Angry – Mass Sexual Assaults in Egypt and Mass Hatred of
Jews in the Arab World
by Hamas (hamas) @ Wed, 1 Nov 2006 23:03:17 -0600
For the first two days of Eid, crowds swarmed through the streets of Cairo
attacking and sexually assaulting hundreds of girls.Sandmonkeysums up the
story.”It was the first day of Eid, and a new film was opening downtown.
Mobs of males gathered trying to get in, but when the show was sold out,
they decided they will destroy the box office. After accomplishing that,
they went on what can only be described as a sexual frenzy: They ran around
grabbing any and every girl in sight, whether a niqabi, a Hijabi or
uncovered. Whether egyptian or foreigner. Even pregnant ones.
They grabbed them, molested them, tried to rip their cloths off and rape
them, all in front of the police.The ones who approached the police asking
them to do something were told : “what do you want us to do? It’s Eid. Happy
Eid to you too!”Thefollowingis an eyewitness account of the second day of
the assaults.”There was no police interference despite the presence of
Central Security forces near the Arab League and near the American embassy,
not more than 5 minutes away on foot from the site of the events.While
yesterday the attacks were just random, young men now formed human trains
that approached a girl quickly and surrounded her completely and began
groping parts of her body.
We stopped at the cinema after we saw that the shattered ticket window,
supposing that what the colleague had told us was just illusion or
exaggeration at the most, but then after less than five minutes we found
vast numbers of youth whistling and running towards Adly Street. We
accompanied them to see what was going on.We were surprised to find a girl
in her early twenties who had fainted on the ground, surrounded by a large
number of youth who were groping parts of her body and taking off her
clothes…the girl got up quickly and tried to run in any direction until
she saw a Syrian restaurant called “el Madyafa” or something, and ran into
The young men surrounded the restaurant and did not leave till one of them
shouted, “There’s another girl in front of Miami!”The crowd did not disperse
until the appearance of two girls wearing the Khaliji ebaya (loose outer
garment worn by women from the Gulf) walking alone down the street. The
young men surrounded them completely and a large number of them pressed
against the girls and removed the veils they were wearing, and attempted to
remove their ebayas, while 10 and 11 year old boys slipped inside the ebayas
from beneath.After a short while another girl appeared who was also wearing
the veil and the ebaya. She was also surrounded and they succeeded this time
is removing the ebaya, but a security guard was able to draw her into a
building and shut the gate and prevent the young men from reaching the
girl.Then young men did not distinguish when they undertook their assaults
between veiled and unveiled girls.
They did not distinguish on the basis of age. They were not all of one age,
some were ten and under up to men in their forties.”Now incidents like this
have happened around the world. They’ve happened during the Puerto Rican Day
parade and at one of the Woodstocks. They’re not unique to any part of the
world. What is relevant is that they represent a chance to address Sheikh
Hilaly’s comments once more. The women attacked were not remotely uncovered
meat, they were veiled, they wore loose robes done to Saudi standards. The
women were not attacked based on immodest clothing. They were attacked
because of who they were. Women.
Hilaly’s view is not unique, it’s commonplace among Muslim leaders but not
unique to Muslims. In Hilaly’s universe and the universe of religious
leaders like him, women are always the ones who provoke sexual assaults.
Tight clothing is blamed, loose mores, etc are blamed.
Incidents like this reveal the fundamental reality that it has nothing to do
with the women as individuals at all, with anything they do or don’t do,
just with the fact that they are women who happen to be in the wrong place
at the wrong time.
Let’s take a step back to Hilaly’s mentor and the founder of modern Islamic
radicalism, the godfather of Al Queda, Hamas and nearly every radical Sunni
Islamic organization that dates back to the Muslim Brotherhood; Sayyid
Qutb.Sayyid, like many radical Muslims, was well educated and had spent time
in the West.
He received his Master’s Degree in Education at the Colorado State College.
He returned full of deranged ramblings about the Jews controlling the world,
Americans being obsessed with mowing lawns and sex. His attitude neatly
captures the frustrated psychotic behavior of the mobs in Cairo as well as
its flip side, the radical Islamists because in the end they are one and the
Sayyid Qutub attended a Church sock hop at Colorado’s Greely Church and as
the pastor put on, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” in the gramophone, Sayyid Qutb
began to literally seethe inside. He wrote of the incident later. “They
danced to the tunes of the gramophone, and the dance floor was replete with
tapping feet, enticing legs, arms wrapped around waists, lips pressed to
lips, and chests pressed to chests. The atmosphere was full of desire.
Of American women, Sayid Qutb wrote; “The American girl is well-acquainted
with her body’s seductive capacity. She knows it lies in the face and in
expressive eyes and thirsty lips. She knows seductiveness lies in the round
breasts, the full buttocks and in the shapely thighs, sleek legs, and she
shows all this and does not hide it.”
At least one reason for radical Muslims to hate Jews is for the invention of
psychiatry. One that makes it quite clear that Sayyid Qutb was not writing
about American women but himself, not about the sock hop but his physical
reaction to it. A reaction that he projected onto the objects of his desire.
In this same way Qutb and his radical students who include Al Queda’s Number
2, Ayman Al Zawahiri, project their own desires on America and Israel.
When they talk about Jews wanting to run the world or America wanting to
enslave Muslims, what they really mean is they want to run the world and
they want to enslave all Muslims under a single caliphate. That kind of
projection is at the heart of Islamic rationalization which says the man
isn’t responsible for rape because the fact that he desires the women,
proves she seduced him and the fact that he hates the West proves that the
West is out to get him.
In an inverted moral universe the victims are the perpetrators not because
of anything they did but because they have been victimized. The very fact
that they were victimized, is used as proof of their culpability. This was
the attitude taken through the 19th and 20th centuries towards the massacres
and persecution of Jews well into the Holocaust. Indeed many Anti-semitic
tracts used that and continue to use it as their argument, stating that the
very persecution of the Jews proved that Jews had done something to enrage
so many people.
Whenever liberals highlight the Arab Street argument telling us how much of
the Muslim world is upset at America, they’re playing into the same idea as
Hilaly, using Muslim anger as proof that we are guilty. If they’re angry at
us, it must mean we’re at fault for angering them. Well there are photos of
the Arab Street above and below this post. There’s frenzy and violence there
but it’s not remotely justified, though indeed it will be justified. The
Muslim religious leadership in Egypt will blame illegal substances, a
culture of irreligiosity, Lebanese TV, Western TV and so on and so forth.
They may even by some convoluted route get to the Jews.That too will make
sense because over a half century ago, Zionists and Arab Nationalists in
Egyptian were often allies against the British. The British successfully
played ‘Divide and Conquer’ inciting Arab riots and working to turn the
Mandate into a client state run by their pet kings’ warlords.
Every Arab movement since then from Arab Nationalism to Islamism seems to
have raced down the street madly yelling, threatening and screaming only to
find Israel standing there and promptly begin unleashing a torrent of abuse
and violence. The Arab-Israel conflict has nothing to do with the tiny strip
of land that Israel’s few million Jews are sitting on, a strip of land you
could drop into Saudi Arabia or Iran and spend weeks trying to find again.
It has nothing to do with the supposed oppression of the Palestinians,
considering that what’s labeled ‘oppression’ would be a day at the beach in
most of the Arab world.
(Checkpoints, checkpoints! They’re actually delaying them at checkpoints!)
Underneath it has to do with that same frustrated mix of rage, desire, envy
and misery that coats the entire region. The frenzy of men madly assaulting
women is not fundamentally different from the frenzy of the lynchers of
Israeli soldiers or the rock throwers or the suicide bombers or the car
swarmers or the mob tearing at the Ayatollah Khameni’s coffin. It is not a
condition Israel creates in its territory, but a condition endemic to the
region and one that helps explain why Iraq is tearing itself apart in an
uncontrollable frenzy of murder and mayhem the moment Saddam’s iron hand was
lifted from the populace.
Those who sexualize all contact between men and women come to see all such
contact as sexualized. Sayyid Qutb’s frustrated desire became perversity and
hatred. The flip side of his seething at the sock hop, is the mob of sexual
predators. Sooner or later frustration explodes, it’s only a question of the
target for that explosion. Women, Jews, America, England.
The Arab world has spent generations projecting its own madness on the West
and is filled with ravening hatred for that mirror image of everything the
Arab hates about himself. The West takes on a visage of secularism, sex,
greed, drunkenness and every vice the Arab sees in himself but projects onto
the Great Satan…a name well chosen because for weak corrupt men the ‘Devil
Made Do It’ becomes the excuse for his crimes, the Satan to dualistic
religions becomes the externalized projection of every evil in themselves.
The Arab Street is indeed angry and frustrated and bewildered and many other
things. Fanatics find ways to tie it to various causes whether it’s Islam or
Arab Nationalism or Sunni-Shiite factionalism, Wahhabi fanaticism or just
plain old fashioned Kill The Jews; but on that street was the plain
manifestation of it removed from any political rhetoric or causes or any
justification. Plainly to be seen.
Monday, 30 Oct 2006
The Eid sexual harassment incident
I didn’t want to write about this.
Hell, I didn’t even want to know about it.
I remember the first time I heard of it while I was in Amman. Eblis sent me
an e-mail titled “Behold the revolution in Egypt” with a link to malek’s
post on it and I stupidly clicked on it and was presented with a reality
that I didn’t want or desire to confront.
The story is as follows for the those of you who didn’t hear about it: It
was the first day of Eid, and a new film was opening downtown. Mobs of males
gatherd trying to get in, but when the show was sold out, they decided they
will destroy the box office. After accomplishing that, they went on what can
only be described as a sexual frenxy: They ran around grabbing any and every
girl in sight, whether a niqabi, a Hijabi or uncoverd. Whether egyptian or
foreigner. Even pregnant ones. They grabbed them, molested them, tried to
rip their cloths off and rape them, all in front of the police, who didn’t
do shit. The good people of downtown tried their best to protect the girls.
Shop owners would let the girls in and lock the doors, while the mobs tried
to break in. Taxi drivers put the girls in the cars while the mobs were
trying to break the glass and grab the girls out. It was a disgusting
pandamonium of sexual assaults that lasted for 5 houres from 7:30 PM to
12:30 am, and it truns my stomach just to think about it.
I called my father when I heard of that happening, and he informed me that
he didn’t hear of it at all. They watched Al Jazeerah, CNN, flipped through
opposition newspapers, and nothing. Nada. Nobody mentioned it. As if it
But it did.
The bloggers available downtown documented the whole thing, and provided
pictures of it as well. Reading their accounts I can’t help by feel my heart
being torn on what the people of the country has turned to. The one that
broke my heart the most was Sharqawi’s account (remember, he is the guy who
got sexually assaulted by the police during interrogation ) and how it
suddenly dawned at him that what happened to him wasn’t an isolated
That The Police forces didn’t came from another planet, that they were born
and raised egyptians, amongst the egyptian people, the same egyptian people
who have produced those mobs who found it in their right to attack girls in
middle of crowded downtown for 5 hours under the police’s watchful eyes. The
ones who approached the police asking them to do something were told : “what
do you want us to do? It’s Eid. Happy Eid to you too!” The same response was
given to women who went to the police stations to report the incidents. The
police refused to do their jobs and take a report, because it would probably
reflect badly on their downtown peers. Some people were surprised at the
Police’s reaction, but the majoirty of us weren’t. Those are the same police
officers who facilitated the assaults on women last year during the
referendum. This is business as usual for them.
What was unusual was the silence of the press. Nobody was mentioning it.
Nobody was bringing it up. It seemed like there was some consensus of just
not reporting it and maybe it will just go away. What at first seemed like a
conspiracy got later on confirmed by my sources in the news media. Al
Jazeera had taped the incidents but were forbidden to air it at the request
of the egyptian authorities. The editor at a leading newspaper refused to
touch it with a 6 foot pole. This was going to be one of those incidents
that only the blogosphere would talk about, while the mainstream media
Until Nawarah Negm blew the whole thing wide open on live television on the
She was brought in as a writer to be part of a fluffy segment on Mona Al
Shazly show talking about the Ramadan TV shows, and the girl’s first
response to the question was: “What Television shows do you want to discuss,
when egyptian girls are assaulted on the streets of Cairo while the police
watched and did nothing?” When Mona countered that she never heard of it
before, Nawarah told her all about it, in details and how it’s all over the
All of Egypt saw that. The cat was out of the bag. A cover-up was no longer
When I spoke to the brilliant Nawarah yesterday, she told me that she was
debating talking about it or not on television, that was until she was faced
with the camera and found herself on the air, and just couldn’t hold herself
back. She went for it, and god bless her for having the guts to do that.
The next day, Mona Al Shazly went and did a segment on the incident and
interviewed the people on the street. The video of the segment is here
(arabic, sorry). She even contacted the Ministery of Interior for a
statement. You know what their response was?
“We didn’t hear of anything. This didn’t happen. Things were just crowded in
downtown that day, but no girls were assaulted, because no police reports
were filed in that regard!”
Anyway, the TV show brought it up, and now Egypt’s leading newspaper, Al
Masry Al youm, featured two columns on the incident. More is bound to come
and this national shame will be exposed and confronted.
Now, the egyptian blogosphere has been abuzz in debate over the incident.
Some are writing posts on why it happened, possible causes, what it means,
the social and political factors that could possibly lead to this behavior,
and quite honestly, I can’t be bothered. I don’t care why it happened. Rape
is not up for debate. I just care that it happened. What we should discuss
right now isn’t what caused it, but what kind of horrible punishment that
should be enacted on any egyptian male who thinks that it is well into his
right to sexually harass a female on the street.
That’s it. Pure and simple.
At night, the metro is typically safe, but try to avoid the stops that have long, extended hallways between platforms where unpleasant folks can easily relieve you of your goodies in relative seclusion. This includes: Chatelet les Halles, Chateau Rouge, Gare de Nord, Strasbourg-St. Denis, Reaumur-Sebastopol and Montparnasse-Bienvenue.
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Islamists living in the infidel West are greatly alarmed and deeply perplexed after the September terrorist attack in
America. After 9-11, many of them are doing overtime to search the ‘goodies’ from the Qur’an and are desperate to prove that Islam is a religion of unbound mercy to their host countries. They repeatedly quote a handful of these ‘goldies‘ from the ‘Meccan Verses’ of the Qur’an, which are milder in tone than the ones descended on
Medina. They carefully hide the unconscionable, intolerable, barbaric verses that litter the almost entire Qur’an by saying that ‘those verses are out of context’ and are not applicable to the infidels who have given them a chance for a better life and have accepted them as their own countrymen. Nothing can be worse than this hide and seek game of the Islamists living in the West. It is in the interest of all the non-Muslims (as well as the innocent Muslims who have very little knowledge about ‘real Islam’) that the truth must be told.
The message is very clear. Those Islamists living in the West quote those ‘goodies’ from the Qur’an are actually showing the dead ‘Meccan Islam‘ to the vast majority of the ignorant non-Muslims (as well as half-informed Muslims) to camouflage the most up to date version of Islam; i.e. the living and breathing ‘
Medina Islam‘. The strategies of these Islamists are also very clear:
· When in the West or in the land of the infidels or when weak, then practice ‘Meccan Islam’.
· When in Islamic paradises or when the number of Muslims becomes sizable in an infidels land, then practice ‘
Medina Islam’ or the ‘real Islam’.
The sooner the humanity discovers this double face of Islam (a la Roman god Janus) the quicker will it be saved from the further catastrophe of the like of 9-11.
So, how do we know about the ‘living and breathing Medina Islam‘? Here is the answer.
In order to understand the ‘real Islam’ we must look at Qur’an in chronological order and not the way it is published. The chronological order shows which verses are canceled and which verses are replaced. It is meaningless to study and to explain Qur’an without the knowledge of its currency. Many verses in the Qur’an have been replaced by other verses.
The Qur’an itself talks about this in the following verses:
God does not abrogate any verse but substitutes something similar or better…2:106
God removes (abrogates?) what He wills…13:39
God substitutes one revelation with another; God has the mother of the Book…16:101
These verses have created a lot of confusions among many. However, one thing is certain. It is this. God does change His mind and that that change can be very dramatic. In many cases, the matter of abrogation may involve life and death situation. So, it is extremely important (especially for the ignorant non-Muslims) to know which verses are applicable to them and which verses are not. The most important among these verses are the ones containing the provisions of fighting the infidels. There was a time when fighting was prohibited and there was (rather is) a time when fighting became compulsory.
Those verses revealed in
Mecca are considered to be the benign and non-violent type. There are 87 Meccan verse and 27
Medina verses (this may vary slightly but we shall work with these numbers). Thus, there are total 114 suras (or chapters) in Qur’an.
Medina verses contain the provisions of fighting because it was in
Medina that Mohammad received the green light (read signal) from God to fight the infidels. So, as a guide we can conclude that the verses with a chronology order of 87 or more are the replacement for the Meccan verses regarding the treatment of the unbelievers.
In this short discourse, I shall try to elucidate how we can eliminate the confusion regarding the ‘goodies’ from the Islamists and the ‘bashings’ from the secularists/freethinkers/infidels.
Please note that the chronology order of the verses are indicated in bold ( ).
We can divide the propagation of Islam by Mohammad in four distinct phases. These phases are:
1. Peaceful persuasion
2. Fighting for defense
3. Limited attack
4. Open aggression
Phase 1: Peaceful persuasion stage.
· A policy of peaceful co-existence with the pagans of
· Give and take strategy with the pagans and the hypocrites.
· Jews and Christians (people of the Book) were considered as friends.
· Mohammad was almost like the Buddha preaching love, forgiveness, non-violence, and peace.
· Only the pagans of
Mecca were considered as enemies (i.e. enemy list contains only one group).
(Note: To save time and space I have given the main messages of the verses omitting the complete verses. Click HERE if you want to read the complete verses)
1. Be patient and bear with those who deny the truth; God will deal with them…73:10, 11 (3)
2. ‘To you is your religion, to me is mine’…109:1- 6 (8)
3. Be patient with the evil doers…38:15-17 (38)
4. Show patience to the pagans…20:130 (42)
5. Don’t be in a haste to fight…19:83, 84 (44)
6. Be patient with the unbelievers (pagans); God’s way will prevail…20:134, 135 (45)
7. Mohammad is not sent to dispose of people’s affairs…17:54 (50)
8. God guides those whom He pleases; rewards will be in paradise…10:25, 26 (51)
9. God will call into account the pagans who slander the Qur’an…15:91-93 (54)
10. It is not God’s job to see if people believe the truth or not…6:104 (55)
11. Turn away from those rejecting faith and proclaim peace on them…43:88, 89 (69)
12. Invite the unbelievers (pagans) with beautiful preaching and gracious arguments; be patient and do not retaliate…16:125, 126 (70)
13. Leave the unbelievers (pagans) alone…23:54 (74)
14. Repeal evil with good deeds…23:96 (74)
15. Leave the unbelievers alone and wait in patience for God to punish them…52:45, 47, 48 (76)
16. Mohammad is only a warner and not an enforcer…67:26 (77)
Phase 2: Fighting for defense stage
· Mohammed along with his handful followers migrated to
Medina (622 AD). Some tribes of
Medina accepted him as their leader.
· Mohammed and his gang started raids on passing caravans of the Meccans to acquire the wherewithal for survival.
· Mohammad won the battle of Badr (same year of migration i.e.622 AD) which bolstered his morale for further raids on Meccan caravans.
· After several years of stay in
Medina, God gave Mohammad permission to launch defensive war.
· Enemies were the pagans of
Mecca and the hypocrites (note: the enemy list includes two groups now).
1. Permission to fight for self defense is granted…22:39-41 (105)
2. Rewards for Jihad is announced…22:58 (105)
Phase 3: More defensively aggressive stage
· Mohammad expected the Jews of Medina to accept him as their new Moses.
· The Jews rejected Mohammad as their new apostle.
· Mohammad included the Jews as his enemy and started to raid their sanctuaries.
· Enemies of Mohammad now were pagans, hypocrites, and the Jews (note: the enemy list now contains three).
· Mohammad was a little bit forgiving to the defeated Jews. He gave them a chance to live in their lands provided they paid him fifty percent of their agricultural produce of land.
· This way Mohammad acquired the means of a guaranteed livelihood for his horde of soldiers.
· The battle of Uhud (623 AD) was fought. Muslims suffered a severe beating in the battle.
· The battle of trench (625 AD) took place with huge loss of lives. Mohammad managed to win this battle.
· Treaty of Hudaibiya (626 AD) was signed with the pagans of
Mecca ensuring ten years of peace. Mohammad was allowed to visit Kaba along with his followers during the pilgrimage season.
· Battle of Khaibar (627 AD) took place. The Jews lost the battle and surrendered unconditionally. Mohmmad ordered the beheading of around 700 adult male surrendered Jews and took 17 years old Jewess Safiya as a war booty and made her his wife.
1. Forgive and overlook the unbelieving Jews; God will take care of them…2:109 (87)
2. Fight defensively the Meccan pagans but if they cease hostility then stop fighting except for the oppressors…2:190-194 (87)
3. Fighting against the Meccan pagans is prescribed after the passing of the month of pilgrimage (Zulhaj)…2:216, 217 (87)
4. ‘No compulsion in religion’; do not force the defeated enemy to embrace Islam; but they will be thrown in hell…2:256, 257 (87)
5. Spoils of war belongs to God and Mohammad…8:1 (88)
6. Strike terror in the hearts of the unbelievers; cut the necks and finger tips of those who oppose God and Mohammad…8:12, 13 (88)
7. When you meet, the unbelievers in hostility attack them and never turn back from them. If you retreat except for a strategic reason then God will punish you and will send you to hell…8:15-16 (88)
8. Keep on fighting until the persecution stops and Islam is established; one-fifth of booty belongs to God and Mohammad…8:39-41 (88)
9. Obey Mohammad, be united and persevere in fighting…8:45, 46 (88)
10. If you defeat the enemy then teach them with treachery and terror; if they ask for peace then give them peace…8:57-61 (88)
11. Rouse the believers to fight with perseverance, God will help by increasing your strength…8:65 (88)
12. Continue killing and do not take prisoners until the land is subdued then enjoy the war booty…8:67-69 (88)
13. Martyr’s sins are blotted out and they go to paradise…3:157, 169-171, 195 (89)
14. Can take women captives as concubines in addition to wives…33:50 (90)
15. There is a great reward for fighting against the friends of Satan…4:74-78 (92)
16. Fight and rouse other believers to fight; God will restrain the fury of the unbelievers…4:84 (92)
17. Kill the hypocrites if they turn renegades…4:89 (92)
18. Higher grade for fighting for God…4:95, 96 (92)
19. Guaranteed reward for fighting in the cause of God…4:100 (92)
20. Whether a fighter kills or is killed, he is admitted in paradise to reside there permanently…22:58, 59 (103)
21. Struggle for God’s cause…22:78 (103)
22. Can’t lag behind in fighting for God…48:15-16 (111)
23. Muslims are compassionate with each other but are strong to fight against the unbelievers…48:29 (111)
Phase 4: Offensive war or open declaration of attack to spread Islam
This phase is the stage of open offensive war against all the unbelievers. This phase started in 630 AD after Mohammad re-entered
Mecca and captured Kaba from the pagans. This is the phase, which is currently valid for all Muslims.
· Permission was granted by God to declare offensive war against all non-Muslims.
· Kill the pagans and humble the Jews and the Christians through Jizya tax.
· Tabuk expedition (late 630 AD) is the first war against the Christians.
· The world is divided into two houses, viz. House of Islam (Darul Islam) and the House of war (Darul Harb).
· All Muslims must fight to convert the Darul Harb into Darul Islam.
· This is the final teaching of Qur’an and so it is valid today and for future (that is, for eternity).
· Christians are included in the list of enemies (that is, the list now grows to four).
· Verse 9:5 (also called the verse of the sword) replaces all verses showing mercy, love, tolerance and forgiveness to all non-Muslims.
1. Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable…3:85 (89)
2. Kill (execute by beheading)/crucify/torture who opposes Mohammad…5:33 (112)
3. Do not make friendship with the Jews and the Christians…5:51 (112)
4. After giving four months notice break all treaties with the pagans that they did not keep; those treaties with the pagans that they kept are to be honored to their full term; in future make no more peace treaties with the pagans and kill all pagans who do not accept Islam…9:1-6 (113)
5. Pagans who accept Islam are brothers of Muslims; those who break the agreement fight them…9:11, 12, 14, 15 (113)
6. Do not make friend or seek protection from the unbelievers (includes pagans, hypocrites, Jews and the Christians)…9:16 (113)
7. Unbelievers should not visit mosques or maintain the mosques of God; they will go to hell…9:17 (113)
8. Those who do Jihad are the highest in rank; they will dwell in paradise…9:19-22 (113)
9. The unbelievers are unclean, forbid them to enter Kaba…9:28 (113)
10. Fight against the Jews and the Christians until they are subdued and pay the Jizya tax with submission; God’s curse is on them…9:29-31 (113)
11. If you do not fight in the cause of God with whatever you have got then God will punish you with a serious punishment…9:38, 39, 41 (113)
12. If you fight for God then expect either martyrdom or paradise. The unbelievers can expect only punishment from God…9:52 (113)
13. Those who are able to fight for God but do not do so are rejected by God…9:90-96 (113)
14. Whether you slay or slain in Jihad, God has promised paradise for giving all in the cause of God…9:111 (113)
15. Fight the unbelievers surrounding you…9:122 (113)
So, what do we learn from the above list of Quranic verses? Are you confused? Of course you are. When the Islamists in the west are drumming, “Islam is peace. Islam is tolerance. Islam is merciful” who will not be confused by such contradictory statements! Let me tell you something. Actually there is no confusion whatsoever if we follow the simple rule on abrogation.
This simple doctrine of abrogation says that when there are confusions (i.e. contradictory statements in Qur’an), the later verses abrogate the former contradictory verses. The result is that only the latest category of verses remains valid without any doubt. That is why it is so important to know the chronological order of verses in Qur’an.
Let us hear from a modern translator (Yusuf Ali is too old) of the Qur’an and Hadith.
“So at first ‘the fighting’ was forbidden, then it was permitted and after that it was made obligatory against those who start ‘the fighting’ against you (Muslims) and against all those who worship others along with Allah”.
(Ref. Introduction section of the English translation of Sahih Bukhari by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Medina Islamic University).
In the same section Dr M. Muhsin Khan writes further
, “Then Allah revealed in Sura Bara’at (9) the order to discard (all) the obligations (covenants, etc.) and commanded the Muslims to fight against all the pagans as well as against the people of the scriptures (Jews and Christians) if they do not embrace Islam, till they pay the Jizya (a tax levied on the Jews and Christians who do not embrace Islam and are under the protection of an Islamic government) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued (9:29). So they (Muslims) were not permitted to abandon ‘the fighting’ against them (Pagans, Jews and Christians) and to reconcile with them and to suspend hostilities against them for an unlimited period while they are strong and have the possibility of fighting against them.”
Jalaluddin Suyuti wrote Itqan fi ‘ulum-il-Qur’an in 1497 AD. This book is the Tafsir (explanation) of Qur’an and is highly regarded. It is a compulsory reading for any one who wants to study Qur’an for its ‘real meanings’. His another famous book is Istenbat al-Tanzeel. In this book
Suyuti wrote,”everything in the Qur’an about forgiveness is abrogated by verse 9:5“.
Please read that above quote again if you are really serious about Islam. Remember that this verse has a chronology order of 113 (Remember? There are 114 suras in Qur’an).
Islamic apologists often quote the following verses to portray the mercy and forgiveness in Islam.
To you is your religion and to me is mine…109:6
No compulsion in religion…2:256
Turn away from those who join false gods with Allah…15:94
Unfortunately, all those ‘goodies’ of Qur’an are canceled if we follow the Tafsir (explanation) of Suyuti and the doctrine of abrogation) regarding the verse of the sword (9:5).
Islamists love Ms. Karen Armstrong for her siding with them. Ms. Karen Armstrong writes to fool the non-Muslims in believing what George Bush is drumming, ‘Islam is a peaceful religion’. Any one who has a workable knowledge on Islamic matters knows for sure that her writings are very misleading and does not tell the truth at all. When Ms. Karen Armstrong writes by quoting verse 2:190
“the only permissible war (in the Qur’an is one of self defense. Muslims must not begin hostilities”, (Time magazine October 1, 2001)
she is clearly being dishonest in telling the truth about the phase four of Islamic war which calls all Muslims to declare a total war on the house of Harb (i.e. the infidels abodes). Phase four of Jihad is valid until all the people of the world are converted to Islam. Thus, today’s Muslims are in perpetual war with the infidels whether they (the Muslims) are in an Islamic paradise like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh (recently included, previously not), Iran …or in infidel lands like USA, UK, Canada, France…etc.
Here is another quote from Alsaylu Jarar (4:518-519) by Al-Shawkani. Shawkani is a famous writer on Islamic matters. His writings are authoritative and are used by the Jihadis to justify their merciless actions.
“Islam is unanimous about fighting the unbelievers and forcing them to Islam or submitting and paying Jizya tax (protection money for the Jews and the Christians only) or being killed. The verse about forgiving them are abrogated unanimously by the obligation of fighting in any case”.
Can Ms. Karen Armstrong and other Islamists living in the comfort of non-Muslim freethinking society refute the above assertion by an eminent Alim (Islamic scholar)?
Please note that verse 9:5 is a very important verse of Qur’an. This verse marks the transition from the phase of showing mercy (phase 1) and forgiveness to the unbelievers to the phase of open aggression on them (phase 4). As told before, this verse is known as the verse of the sword. This verse cancels all the verses containing mercy, tolerance, and forgiveness to the non-Muslims (as many as 111 to 124 verses; you got to scan the entire Qur’an; anything forgiving, merciful, friendship is out).
Also, note carefully how the chronology order increases as Mohammad turns from a non-violent (like Buddha) person to a fascist nazi like Hitler/Mussolini/Osama/Ayatollah. In fact, we can safely conclude that Mohammad was a saint before the chronology order of the Qur’an was below 87 but he became a fascist dictator after this.
Again note that the chronology order in the final phase of open aggression against all non-Muslims of the world (phase 4) is almost the end (113) chapter (sura) of Qur’an (Remember? There are 114 suras in Qur’an).
Is lying allowed in Islam? I must be a nut to ask such a question! Of course, not, you say. Lying is a great sin in Islam; at least the Islamists will let us believe this. This is a complete delusion. Muslims are allowed to tell lies in order to make the religion of Islam rule the world. Would you not believe me? See for yourself what Imam Ghazali (another supreme Islamic scholar) says:
“Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praise worthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible “ (Ref: Ahmad Ibn Naqib al-Misri, The Reliance of the Traveller, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller , Amana publications, 1997, section r8.2, page 745).
And what could be the noblest goal of a Muslim than to make Islam rule world? This is the secret why the Islamists constantly lie about their religion when they are in West. Because, if they tell the truth, no one will be attracted to Islam.
Islamists often attack the secularists and freethinkers whenever they (secularists/freethinkers) quote the offensive verses of the Qur’an by ‘out of context’ arguments.
What could be more clear and forceful evidences / proofs than what has been told above that ‘out of context’ argument by the Islamic apologists is a total hoax?
*A double-faced head represented Janus, a Roman god.
Kasem writes from
Sydney, Australia. Comments could be made by writing to – email@example.com
Note: The author relied on the English Translation of Qur’an by A. Yusufali and the English Translation of Sahih Bukhari by Dr. M. Muhsin Khan. All references given are believed to be correct. However, the author is not responsible for any misconception that a reader may have due to his consultation of other sources.
BERLIN: A retired Protestant minister died Wednesday of burns after setting himself on fire, apparently to express his concern over the spread of Islam, a church official said.
The Rev. Roland Weisselberg, 73, climbed into a construction site next to the Augustinerkloser church in the city of Erfurt, poured gasoline over himself and set himself on fire Tuesday during Reformation Day church services, said church provost Elfried Begrich at a news conference.
Weisselberg said in a letter that Germany’s Protestant church should take the problem of the spread of Islam more seriously, said Begrich. He had spoken about the issue more and more over the past several years, according to Begrich.
Before dousing himself, she said Weisselberg shouted “Jesus and Oskar,” which was taken as an apparent reference to the Rev. Oskar Bruesewitz, who set himself on fire in 1976 as an apparent protest against the communist government then in power in East Germany.
Weisselberg was taken to a burn clinic in the city of Halle, where he died.