The Islamic Jihad in perspective:
   
"Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihad)" — Title of Book 52 of the Hadith

Mawlana Sayid Abul Ala Mawdudi, an Islamic scholar whose writings are world-renowned, and who is viewed throughout the Islamic world as one of Islam’s greatest scholars has this to say about Islam and global domination…
 

“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.

 

Mawdudi explains Islam’s goals and purpose:

 

“Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any government made by man. Islam does not look for a nation to be in a better condition than another nation. Islam does not care about the land or who owns the land. The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power that gets in the way of that goal, Islam will fight and destroy. In order to fulfill that goal, Islam can use every power available every way it can be used to bring worldwide revolution. This is Jihad.”

 

 If you go to the web site of almost any mosque in the United States, you will invariably see a link to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a DC based ‘civil rights group’. Its former chairman of the board*, Omar Ahmed, has been quoted …

 

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”

 

(This is the same Omar Ahmed who tore into the Reverend Franklin Graham for calling Islam “an evil religion.”)  Mr. Ahmed addressed Rev. Graham in an open statement:

 

“Learn more about Islam and Muslims before you repeat your erroneous and divisive statements about one of the three great Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Such statements only sow animosity and mistrust among Americans. As a religious leader you should instead work to rebuild our national foundation (religious freedom) instead of trying to tear it down.”

 

This is truly “double-speak”, which for the ‘jihadist Muslim’, is quite honorable… “Every power available every way it can be used to bring about world-wide revolution.” This intentional misleading is an admired trait of the jihadist Muslim following the Islamic principle of Taqiyya.  Westerners call this mendacity, a degrading trait among most cultures, but quite acceptable, even respected, by Muslims pursuing the Jihadists' goals for Islam.

 

Jihad is a basic requirement of Islam and no matter the place of residence, whether by birth or naturalization, Muslims cannot absolve themselves from their duty to participate in Jihad. Now I do not believe the average Muslim that we know here in America is truly aware of this charge being espoused by their Jihadist leaders, just as most Christians are not fully cognizant of all that is in the bible. However, when a powerful arm of the world’s fastest growing religion clearly expresses their goals as noted above, and continues to forcibly conduct themselves in like manner, only a fool would turn his back on the events unfolding.

 

The Archbishop of Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey, the Reverend Guiseppe Germano Barnardini spoke to the Pope of a recent gathering of Christians and Muslims for the purpose of interfaith dialogue. At that meeting an authoritative Muslim stood up and spoke very calmly and assuredly: “Thanks to your democratic laws, we will invade you. Thanks to our religious laws, we will dominate you.” **

 

Islamic intimidation of this manner is what's really behind the absurd, bending-over-backwards "political correctness" we see in America and Europe today in regard to Islam. Intimidation, bullying, threatening and terrorism is how the 'true Muslim' is forcing the weak and cowardly to submit to secular Sharia law showing up today in the cities of Europe... showing up wherever a dominant number of jihadist Muslims settle. Islam is and has been a religion of tantrums.

 

So why hasn’t the Christian world awakened to the fact that Judaism and Christianity are under constant and increasingly intense attack by the one "religion" whose primary focus is to require all the world to conform to Islam? (If not by force of persuasion, then by persuasion of force!)

 

I challenge you to read the Qur'an's 114 chapters, called surahs, and the Sunna — the latter being the doctrine of following Mohammed’s ways and sayings as the ‘perfect example for all humans’. The guidance of these directives  that all Muslims are required to follow, if they are to truly endorse Islam, are the principles from which to model all life and belief.  (Note: many aspects and practices of the Islamic religion are never mentioned in the Qur’an, but are found only in the Hadiths expressed in the Sunna.) These texts together form the basis for the beliefs and practices of Muslims everywhere. Muslims believe both the Qur’an and the Sunna to be inspired and totally authoritative.

 

Let me present the quandary that non-Muslims have with the issue of Islam, which is not a religion but rather a religiously followed secular, societal prescription for living one's life:

Let's imagine there's a religion which we'll call "Religion X". Many adherents to "Religion X" live peaceful lives in pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Whatever their religious doctrine is, they don't bother anybody. But other adherents to "Religion X" believe — indeed are taught by prominent clerics, including within the U.S. — that they must rule the world, and that the lord of their religion condones, even encourages, their killing those who refuse to convert to "Religion X".
 

One contingent of this religion we are inclined to welcome, encouraging them to freely exist within our borders – indeed our laws and culture demand it (our Constitution's First Amendment rights). But virtually all Americans would rightly categorize the other contingent of this same religion as a miscreant, mind-control cult that should be driven from our shores. Why does the world even accept Islam as a bona fide religion? No acceptable religion condones – yes, even orders – the death of non-believers.

The problem with "Religion X", then, is that it's hard to distinguish one type of adherent from the other. One of the charges to Muslims that renders difficult the differentiation between these two contingents is the Islamic principle of Taqiyya, or the sanctioning of hiding one's Muslim faith. One must not portray all Muslims as bearing the same intentions. To do so would discredit the first, and "infuriate" the second. As I noted earlier, Islam is a culture of "sensitivities" and tantrums. ...and there is always Taqiyya.

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*The new Chairman of CAIR is North Carolina State Senator Larry Shaw! Do you folks in North Carolina know this? (Do you even care?)


**Al-Araby, The Islamization of America, pg 8. (http://www.booklocker.com/books/1413.html

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ADDENDUM:  On 20 February 2011 Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Muslims to "remove" the US from the Islamic world. "The main problem in the Muslim world is the presence of the United States. It is the biggest problem. We need to address that," he told a gathering of Shiite and Sunni scholars in Tehran for an international conference on Islam. "It is necessary to remove the US from the Islamic world," he said, adding that the country's arch-foe, America, was currently weak.
 

US must be removed from Islamic world: Khamenei

A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Picture: AFP

Does this sound like an acceptable 'religion' in today's world? Should we afford Islam the privileges of religious freedom America offers? Or is Islam a cleverly constructed quasi "Judeo-Christian look-alike" cult? The life of Mohammed is certainly not like that of any other prophet of any other religious body in this world. I implore you to read about his life and draw your own conclusions.

 

Stay informed and engaged,

 

Arcinius
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