Allah’s Apostle Muhammad said “I have been ordered to fight the people until they say: none has the right to be worshiped other than Allah.”
This is a basic tenet of Islamic teaching and leads to the Islamic jihadist understanding that all other religions are unworthy; teach falsely; and are to be eradicated from the face of the earth. Until the day that no “unbelievers” exist, Islam will continue its fight for world domination. Having said that, I am aware that that there are moderate Muslims who have been taught that disrespect of someone else’s religious belief is to disrespect their own. I am also aware that of 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide; 9 million of which reside in the U.S.; 5% to 15% of these are radical extremists. That leaves the world with more than 100 million Islamic extremists and the U.S. with nearly 1 million. I’m sorry, but that is a serious number of murderous nut jobs to contend with. There may well be moderate Muslims; but there is nothing moderate or conciliatory about the 100 million or so hard line Islamic jihadists who are not able to assimilate and cannot play well with others.
This leaves the rest of us 5 billion or so unbelievers in a bit of a spot. With few very brave exceptions, moderate Muslims have largely chosen to remain silent, since opposing their extremist brethren is to invoke jihad against the corrupt Muslim. I understand the problem of protecting your family. Unfortunately,and almost exclusively, however, it’s their extremist Islamic faith that is found in the middle of wherever violence and blood shed is occurring throughout the world. If moderate Muslims wish to live among unbelievers, I’m afraid they have a very real responsibility to those whom they have chosen to live among. That means calming their insanely violent brothers and sisters down. They cannot shirk this task and demand tolerance, respect and acceptance from the unbelievers at the same time.
For a moderate Muslim to do nothing is to be part of the problem as mosques are not funded by the 100 million nut jobs. Mosques are funded by the 1.4 billion moderates. The mosques are then conveniently available all over the world to the extremists for teaching, recruiting, financing and spreading their hatred. This is not acceptable and it is irresponsible and cowardly for moderate Muslims to allow their 10th century fanatical brethren this opportunity for mayhem. It may well be that both the Jewish faith and Christianity have been guilty of poor judgment at various times in the past, but in today’s world it is the Islamic jihadist who is the brutal murderer. This is a burden that moderate Muslims must accept and stand up to if they wish to be accepted in civilized, unbeliever societies.
If I understand it, there are five (5) forms of jihad; striving against one’s inner self; striving against Satan; striving against the unbelievers; striving against hypocrisy; and striving against corrupt Muslims. As you may have already guessed, the word jihad as translated, means “strive” and comes from the Arabic root J-H-D. All five (5) forms of jihad are mandatory for believers. Islamic apologists will tell you this is not the case, but apologists are not Imams. Most Imams teach all five (5); at all times; no matter what.
Mark A. Gabriel, in Islam and Terrorism tells us that Mawlana Sayid Abul Ala Mawdudi, a renown Islamic scholar once stated:
“Islam is not a normal religion like the other religions in the world, and Muslim nations are not like normal nations. Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Allah to rule the entire world and to be over every nation in the world.”
I’m sorry, but it is not possible to assimilate Islamic Muslims having a 10th Century mentality into a Judeo / Christian society in any normal way. They do not assimilate. The proposed Cordoba Victory Mosque, a reminder of the 11th century Ummayad Caliphate, centered in Cordoba, Spain as now proposed in downtown Manhattan has only one purpose; domination. It has nothing to do with religious freedom. Radical Islam does not believe nor accept the concept of religious freedom. Because Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf speaks judiciously, while ingeniously looting money from our ignorant State Department for the promotion of his religion in no way suggests he is honest regarding his intent or motivation. His speeches in Arabic and his books tell the tale. This proposed mosque is intended to stand as a proud Islamic symbol of domination over the weak, stupid Americans who will eventually submit to Allah; by choice or by force.
I frankly couldn’t care less whether these charlatans build the mosque or not. That’s up to the people of Manhattan, not me. I live in Phoenix, where we have our own un-assimilated mosques that refuse to accept my beliefs. I don’t really see the Manhattan mosque as an insult to the victims of 9/11 either; though I suppose it is. It’s much deeper than just 9/11. This mosque hasn’t been proposed to insult 9/11’s dead. This victory mosque is proposed to symbolize the future domination of the entire American nation along with the annihilation of the American false teaching of the Christians and Jews. Listen up atheists because you’re on the elimination list as well. Nihilism is not a free ride to a radical Islamic jihadist. This proud symbol of Islamic domination over America, then stands as a beacon for Islamic domination over the world.
There are many in the world, who have been victimized and bloodied by radical Islam and for the most part they completely understand the true intent of this proposed Victory Mosque in Manhattan. That is why it is slowly metastasizing into an international issue. It’s highly probable that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf actually doesn’t care that much whether the proposed mosque is ever actually constructed. His substantial gains in restricting free speech in opposition to radical Islamic domination are already an important jihadist victory. Islam wins over our good hearted naivete either way.