The Real Threat to Freedom: Islam or "Radical Right"? Ahmed Rehab : Let's Face it: It's the Radical Right, not Islam, that is the Greatest Threat to the American WayRehab's screed at the Huffington Post names Congressmen Allen West and Peter King as examples of "Radical Right" politicians. There is one little problem with that: "Radical Right" denotes authoritarian and fascist systems and ideologies such as Nazism. Nazism was National Socialism. Those two Congressmen are free market capitalists who believe in limited, constitutional government, not fascism. Did Rep. West really say that " Islam is the enemy" and "Islam is not a religion"? Ten seconds into this video, West says: "This is not a religion that you are fighting against, you are fighting against a theo-political system, a construct --you are fighting against something that has been doing this thing since 622 A.D. ...:
The quote is not exact, but it conveys the essential meaning. Unfortunately for Rehab, West is correct; Islam describes itself as a "Deen", a way of life. Islam dictates all facets of human life from conception to burial. Consider Reliance of the Traveller, the handbook of Shari'ah; Book O treats of justice; its table of contents takes up five pages with as many as 49 items on three of them. Examine the portion pertaining to jihad. I linked one item to the pdf file so that you can examine the text.
Scriptural Basis for Jihad 09.0(0:)
The Obligatory Character of Jihad 09.1
A communal obligation 09.1
When it is personally obligatory 09.2
Surrender when overrun 09.3
Who Is Obliged to Fight in Jihad 09.4
Those who are not permitted to fight 09.5
Caliph's Permission Required If He Exists 09.6
The Objectives of Jihad 09.8
Regarding Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians 09.8
Regarding others 09.9
Rules of Warfare 09.10
Those Unlawful to Kill in Jihad 09.10
Non-Muslims under a Muslim's protection 09.11
Those who enter Islam before capture 09.12
Women and children captives 09.13
Adult male captives 09.14
Destruction of enemies' trees etc. 09.15
Preserving the status quo is not a valid reason 09.16
The Spoils of Battle 010.0
Who Is Entitled to Spoils of Battle 010.1
Dividing Collective Spoils 010.2
Personal Booty 010.3
Dividing the First Fifth Taken (Khums) 010.4
Who is entitled to it 010.4
Consider Rep. King's inquiry into "radicalization". The titles of the hearings suggest a dichotomy between a normative, "moderate" Islam and a violent "radical' Islam. There is one Qur'an, and there is one authentic interpretation of it exemplified by the oral traditions of Moe's companions. Is normative Islam passive or aggressive? What did Moe say and do about jihad? One book has the answer to this question: Riyad us-Saliheen, Book 11, Chapter 234 : Obligation of Jihad. Normative Islam is aggressively violent, by design. "Radicalism" is a false meme used to divert our attention from objective factual reality. The difference between the passive Muslim and the terrorist is the intensity of his faith, not its content. The proof is in 9:111 & 49:15, read them and weep. The dichotomy is hypocrite||believer, not moderate||radical. Lets get down to the gritty detail:
Reliance of the Traveller is based on what Moe preached and practiced as recorded in the Qur'an & hadith, which define and exemplify Islam. What legitimate religion has laws which require constant war of offensive conquest? What legitimate religion has a law requiring offensive conquest to be carried out "in every year"? [See Hedaya, Volume II, Book IX, Chapter 1 for confirmation of constant jihad on Islam's initiative.] What legitimate religion has a chapter in its scripture titled "The Spoils of War"? What deity worth worshiping terrorizes his creation and commands his Prophets to make "great slaughter"?. Islam is waging war against us and it is a way of life, not a religion; West is correct.
The running complaint used to be that Muslims are always portrayed as terrorists. But now, the message being sent is that "not portraying American Muslims as terrorists" is sufficient for complaint and controversy. It's moving the goal posts to a dangerous new "lowe."
The purpose of the tv series about Muslims is to project an image of normalcy for the purpose of lulling us into a state of apathy and inaction. It is a hagiographic polemic. The tactic is kitman: deception by obfuscation. Two things are important: the content and intensity of their faith. The content is dictated by the Qur'an & hadith. Muslims pose a real, proximate & continuing threat which varies directly with the intensity of their faith.Muslims are promised that if they fight in Allah's cause, they will be admitted to Paradise. If they take any step to injure or enrage disbelievers, they get extra credit for "deeds of righteousness". Muslims are threatened with eternity in the fire if they shirk jihad. Put yourself in the Muslim's faith; if you really believe Allah's threat and promise, what will you do? Rejection of Islam is not a function of bigotry or political extremism, it is a function of knowledge of the doctrines & practices of Islam About that running complaint, refer to Front Page Mag's revelation of CAIR's intimidation of FOX24. The forces of bigotry are Islam and political correctness. Representatives King and West are among the forces of anti-bigotry. The bigots do not want you to examine the facts. We want you to examine and consider the facts contained in Islam's canonical texts. .
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