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Virginia Tech Shooter – ISMAIL AX (The Islamic Connection to the Virginia Massacre)

April 19, 2007

Virginia Tech Shooter – ISMAIL AX

http://www.salemthesoldier.us/jonsson_virginia_tech_shooter.html

 

Virginia Tech Shooter – ISMAIL AX

David J. Jonsson

April 17, 2007

 

Cho Seung-Hui, the 23-year-old senior gunman suspected of carrying out the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead.There are many theories being proposed as to the meaning of the words — ISMAIL AX found written in red ink on the inside of one of Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old senior’s arms, the gunman suspected of carrying out the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead. See: VA. TECH KILLER REVEALED.

I would propose for consideration thatthe ISMAIL AX may have reference to Ismaili – a member of a branch ofShiism that follows a living imam and is noted for esoteric philosophy. It maytake a while before the motives are known and if there is any relation betweenCho and the Islmaili sect of Shiism.
However, the Leftist Islamist Allianceremains in tact.
On April 15, 2007, Chuck Neubauer and Robin Fields writing in the Los Angeles Times article Campaign donor’s cash arrived with real baggage:
On a sun-dappled October afternoon, Ray Jinnah stood besidehis Bel Air swimming pool to address 60 guests gathered for his latestfundraiser, a 2004 affair for New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
“Jinnah belonged to Los Angeles’ small Ismaili community, Shiite Muslims whose spiritualleader is the Aga Khan. Other Ismailis said he used political connections toraise his status, inviting them to his events.”

“Then-LosAngeles Mayor James Hahn was there, along with then-City Council President Alex Padilla. Both had received backing from Jinnah, a Pakistani businessman positioninghimself as a player in Democratic fundraising and organizer of support forPakistan on Capitol Hill.”
“As capturedon a DVD he distributed to guests, Jinnah introduced Clinton, whose politicalaction committee would take in $45,000 through his efforts.”
“By 2004, Jinnah had cemented hisparty ties. He and his family, who had moved to Bel-Air, personally contributed$122,000 to Democratic candidates and causes that year alone.”
“I’m just recalling how closeI’ve been with the Clinton family and those nights, movies, dinners, lunches inthe White House,” he said in unsteady English.
“Atabout the same time, the Justice Department began investigating allegationsthat Jinnah’s fundraising on behalf of Clinton and others was illegal. He wouldlater be charged with violating federal law by reimbursing employees andassociates for contributions made in their names to Clinton’s HillPac and theFriends of Barbara Boxer campaign. Today, having fled the country, Jinnah is on the FBI’s “featured fugitives” list.”

Bernard Lewis in his book The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam tacklesand persuasively debunks most of the popular legends about the Assassins, suchas the claim that their Grand Master secured the fanatical loyalty of his youngfollowers by drugging them with narcotics and then conveying them for shortperiods to an artificial “paradise” of his own creation that wasstaffed by sensuous and accommodating young women. Lewis instead finds that amore straightforward (and plausible) explanation for the willingness of theAssassins’ fida’ is to offer themselves up for suicidal missions: religiouspassion and commitment to the Nizari community.
Lewis’s elegant account will thus introduce you toan intriguing period of medieval Islamic history, one populated by a collectionof memorable figures – the brilliant and ascetic Assassin leader Hassani-Sabah, the real founder of the Order; the “Old Man of theMountain,” Sinan, who commanded the Order’s Syrian branch during the mostcritical years of the Crusades; Saladin, who was at different times both atarget and an ally of the Assassins; Hulegu, the grandson of Genghis Khan, whofinally succeeded where the Seljuks had failed, rooting out the Order from itsmountaintop fortresses and then ordering mass exterminations of itscommunicants; and last but not least, Marco Polo, to whose vivid tales can beascribed much of the lingering fascination that continues to surround theAssassins.

Ismailis are a Muslim Shiite sect that holds Ismail, the son ofJafar as-Sadiq, as its imam. On the death of the sixth imam of the Shiites,Jafar as-Sadiq (d. 765), the majority of Shiites accepted Musa al-Kazim, theyounger son of Jafar, as seventh imam. Those who remained faithful to Ismail,the eldest son, soon evolved the belief that Ismail was endowed with aninfallible gift for interpreting the inner meaning of the revelation. The firstsuccess of the Ismaili movement was the establishment of the Qarmat state in East Arabia. Ismaili missionaries and its political organization also mobilized a networkof North African tribes to support the Fatimid claim to the caliphate in Egypt and several regions of the Mediterranean.
On March30, 2007, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that it was a mistake to believethat Christianity was a universal faith alongside Islam according to the Reuters correspondent Salah Sarrar writing from AGADEZ, Niger. See: Gaddafi says only Islam a universal religion.

“There are seriousmistakes — among them the one saying that Jesus came as a messenger for otherpeople other than the sons of Israel,” he told a mass prayer meeting in Niger.
“Christianity is nota faith for people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Other people whoare not sons of Israel have nothing to do with that religion,” he said atthe prayer meeting, held to mark the birth of the prophet Mohammed.
Gaddafi, who is seeking to expand his influence in Africa, said his arguments came from the Qur’an. He led similar prayers last year in Mali.
On March 31, 2007, Qaddafi called, in a speech in Niger to Tuareg tribal leaders, for the establishment ofa second Shi’ite Fatimid state in North Africa, after the model of the10th-13th century empire that ruled North Africa, Egypt, and parts of the Fertile Crescent. In his speech, Qaddafi denounced the division of Muslims into Sunni and Shi’ite as a colonialist plot, and rebuked the Arab League members for “hating Iran” according to the article In Overture to Iran, Qaddafi Declares North Africa Shi’iteand Calls for Establishment of New Fatimid State by MEMRISpecial Dispatch Series – No 1535 of April 6, 2007.

“The Fatimid state arose in the beginning ofthe 10th century, and it formed an umbrella over North Africa, and under itsbanner all of the tribal, denominational, political, and ethnic differencesfused, and they all became one single Fatimid identity, which lasted 260 yearsand extended as far as the Arab East.
Islam has a long history of using terror as apolitical instrument. The most famous of these was the ‘Fort of the Assassins’of the founder of the Ismaili order.
Terrorism, bywhich we mean the threat and use of violence against innocents, has a longtradition in Islam going back to Prophet Muhammad himself according to N.S.Rajaram in the article: Grandmasters Of Terror.

The most famous of the Islamic terroristorganizations was the Nizari Ismailiyun, a Shiite politico-religious sect,founded in 1094 by Hasan-e Sabah. He and his followers captured the hillfortress of Almaut in northern Iran, which became their base of operations.Hasan styled himself Grand Master and went on to set up a network of terroriststrongholds in Iran and Iraq. He had trained assassins, most of whom accordingto Marco Polo were drug addicts. According to Marco Polo, young boys capturedby the Grand Master were turned into addicts by giving them progressively largedoses of the drug hashish. This way they were totally dependent on him andwould do anything in return for hashish. They came to be known as hashishin,from which get the word ‘assassin.’ So the use of narcotics in terrorism isnothing new.

Some historians doubt Polo’s account, but itis difficult to believe that he made up the whole thing. What is not in doubt,however, is the fact that Hasan-e Sabah and his successor Grand Masterscommanded an army of assassins who spread terror among the people in Iran and Iraq. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, The Grand Master had “a corps ofdevoted terrorists, and an unknown number of agents in enemy camps and cities,who claimed many victims among the generals and statesmen of the Abbasidcaliphate as well as several caliphs.”
The Nizari Ismaliyun or the Order of the Assassins expanded into Syria after its founder’s death. In the 12th century, Rashid ad-Din as-Sinan,famous as the ‘Old Man of the Mountain,’ set himself up as an independent GrandMaster of the Assassin Order in the impregnable castle of Masyaf in Syria. Forover a century and a half, from 1094 to 1256, these Grandmasters and theirassassins spread terror throughout the Middle East. Their end came at the handsof the Mongol warriors of Haleku Khan—the grandson of Chengis Khan. He capturedand destroyed assassin strongholds in Iran one by one, and finally Almautitself in 1256. Two years later, in February 1258, Haleku’s soldiers sacked Baghdad itself and ended the Caliphate by executing the Abbasid Caliph al-Mustasim and hissons. So, the main result of the activities of the Assassins was the end of theCaliphate.

Inmore recent times, terror was used to gain political ends by Mohammed Ali Jinnah. In 1946, his call for ‘Direct Action’ in support of his demand for Pakistan led to street riots all across North India. The Congress party, which had won the electionby promising that it would not allow India to be divided, capitulated andagreed to the Partition of India.

Inall this, there is an almost religious belief that terrorism pays. In thePakistani official manual The Quranic Concept of War by Brigadier Malik,it is explicitly stated: “Terror struck into the hearts of the enemy isnot only a means; it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into theopponent’s heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be achieved… Terroris not a means of imposing decision upon the enemy; it is the decision we wishto impose upon him.”
Theauthority for this is the Qur’an (Anfal 59-60): “Against them make ready yourstrength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terrorinto the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may notknow, but whom Allah doth know.”
The Ismaili Students’Association operates on many campuses.

 

 

David J. Jonsson is the author of Clash of Ideologies —The Making of
the Christian and Islamic Worlds,
Xulon Press 2005. His new book: Islamic Economics and the Final
Jihad: The Muslim Brotherhood to the Leftist/Marxist – Islamist Alliance

(Salem Communications (May 30, 2006). He received his undergraduate and graduate
degrees in physics. He worked for major corporations in the United States and
Japan and with multilateral agencies that brought him to more that fifteen
countries with significant or majority populations who are Muslim. These
exposures provided insight into the basic tenants of Islam as a political,
economic and religious system. He became proficient in Islamic law (Shariah)
through contract negotiation and personal encounter. David can be reached at: djonsson2000@yahoo.co.uk



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The mass Kidnapping, Intimidation of the death cult “palestine”

April 16, 2007

The mass Kidnapping, Intimidation of the death cult “palestine”

http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=24825&only&rss Ironic Palestinian Kidnapping Watch

http://www.theaugeanstables.com/2007/04/01/the-politics-of-intimidation-kidnapping-and-the-news-you-get/ The Politics of Intimidation: Kidnapping… (2007)

http://www.newswatch.in/?p=6976 Gaza area has seen 15 journalists abducted since 2004: CPJ research (April 2007)

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/16/news/mideast.php UN aide attacked in Gaza (March 16 2007)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/821832.html IDF warns against hitchhiking, citing terror kidnapping alerts … (April 2007)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3347997,00.html Gaza infighting: 5 killed, 10 kidnapped (January 2007)

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7006984267 Palestinians Kidnap Israeli-Arab in Gaza April 8, 2007

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1173700683851&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull Palestinians kidnap BBC reporter Jerusalem Post (April 2007)

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/002543.php Palestinian Gunmen Kidnap French Civilians in Gaza GAZA (Reuters) – Masked Palestinian gunmen kidnapped three French civilians in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis Friday (July 16 2004)

http://news.netscape.com/story/2006/08/14/-palestinians-kidnap-two-fox-news-reporters-reuters-spins-it/ Palestinians Kidnap two Fox News Reporters: Reuters Spins It … (2006)

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46261 Palestinians kidnap Italian journalist in Gaza (Sep, 2005)

http://www.hannity.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-47391.html Palestinians kidnap UK Human Rights Workers [Archive] (Dec. 2005)

http://hotair.com/archives/2006/08/14/palestinians-kidnap-steve-centanni-from-fox-news/ Palestinians kidnap Steve Centanni(2006) http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/08/14/D8JGC6V80.html Fox News Journalists Kidnapped in Gaza http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,210645,00.html Captors Release Two FOX News Journalists Kidnapped … Olaf Wiig and Steve Centanni were released Sunday, after nearly two weeks … “We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint,” Centanni told FOX News

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1842695.ece Palestinian gunmen release US student after 24 hours – Independent (2006)

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20061025/ai_n16802192 GAZA, Palestinian gunmen kidnapped a Spanish photographer working for the Associated Press in Gaza, keeping him captive nearly 13 hours before pressure from Palestinian officials secured his release. Emilio Morenatti, 37, was grabbed by four (October 2006)http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005350482 Update: Kidnapped Spanish Aid Worker Released In Gaza (October 30, 2006)

http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=56136 PALESTINE: News photographer kidnapped in Gaza City

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L01887004.htm Reuters AlertNet – Photographer, Palestinian gunmen abducted in Gaza… held a Spanish aid worker and a photographer working for the Associated Press …

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/773180.html Palestinian militants release U.S. hostage abducted in NablusPalestinian militants release U.S. hostage abducted in Nablus [Michael Philips] abducted in Nablus (2006)

http://www.newssafety.com/hotspots/countries/gaza/afp/gaza100206.htm Hunt for kidnapped Egyptian diplomat [by Palestinians] (Feb 2006)

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/15/158245 Following the raid, armed Palestinians kidnapped at least nine foreigners in the West Bank and Gaza. (March 15 2006)

http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Security/8967.htm Israeli physician kidnapped, murdered … (July 2006)

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70F1FF73D540C718CDDA80894DF404482&n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fOrganizations%2fP%2fPalestinian%20Authority Peruvian Journalist [Peruvian photographer Jaime Razuri] Is Seized in Gaza (January 2 2007)

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Arab “Palestinian” Muslims persecution of Christians

April 15, 2007

Arab “Palestinian” Christians have been suffering and STILL suffer from Arab “Palestinian” Muslim majority.

Just like the Arab Christian Lebanese in “Damour” (Yasir Arafat´s Planned Christian Genocide http://www.chretiens-et-juifs.org/article.php?voir%5B%5D=594&voir%5B%5D=3532 , Hobeika – Damour http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html), where “Palestinian” Muslims massacred Christians senselessly, which brought the reprisal by Arab Christians upon Arab “Palestinian” Muslims in Sabra & shatila.

The “Palestinian” Christians are forced to join the senseless criminal violence against Israeli victims, otherwise they are threatened.

Some Arab “Palestinians” that might be Christian won’t admit the awful truth openly, that scared they are!

But some find courage to break the ranks like: http://shoebat.com/, a “Palestinian” Arab (former terrorist) who converted from Islam, terrorism, hatred & bloodshed to Christianity.Which is why he advocates now for Israel the real victim, exposes the lies and incitement he was exposed to while being Muslim.
Also see: http://arabsforisrael.com/

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http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31285 The truth about Christians in ‘Palestine’

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30299 Christian persecution by Arafat

http://www.science.co.il/arab-israeli-conflict/articles/Imra-1997-10-30.asp Palestinian Authority’s Treatment of Christians

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51909 Palestinians burn West Bank YMCA Follows Muslim warnings for Christian group

http://www.honestreporting.com/articles/reports/Denial_of_Religious_Rights_by_the_Palestinian_Authority.asp Denial of Religious Rights by the Palestinian Authority Not just Jews, but Christians have also been victimized by Islamic intolerance for ‘infidel’ holy sites.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/010061.php Dhimmi Watch: Fitzgerald: IslamoChristians and Bethlehem

http://bethg2.envy.nu/ Islamization of Bethlehem – DRIVE THE INFIDELS OUT & TAKE THEIR LAND AND PROPERTY

http://www.ourjerusalem.com/press/story/press20051017.html The Pogrom on Christians

http://ww.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=19453 Anti Christian

http://www.acpr.org.il/cloakrm/clk117.html The Islamization of Bethlehem by Yassir Arafat

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50109 YMCA warned to vacate Hamas town

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20583 Persecuting the Holy Land’s Christians …

http://www.christiannewstoday.com/CWN_855.html “Palestinians” burn Christian village (Published – 2005)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/09/09/wmid09.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/09/09/ixworld.html ‘Islamic mafia’ accused of persecuting Holy Land Christians (09 2005)

http://www.jnewswire.com/article/1899 believed behind bombing of Gaza Christian bookstore (April 2007)
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September, 2006

Muslim Palestinians attack Churches & News agency
Catholic Palestinians downplay Muslim attacks on Christian … http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=21317 Catholic Online, CA – JERUSALEM (CNS) – Christian Palestinians tried to downplay the significance of Muslim attacks on seven Christian churches in the West Bank and Gaza in …

Palestinians attack more West Bank churches Reuters AlertNet http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1761770.htm

Masked Palestinians Attack News AgencyAll Headline News – http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004911064 Jerusalem, Israel (AHN) – Masked Palestinians Tuesday stormed the central Gaza offices of the official Palestinian Authority news agency, WAFA, destroying all …

http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53574 January 2007, Nazareth Muslims: ‘Islam will dominate the world’, March through town described in New Testament as Jesus’ childhood home ‘meant to intimidate Christians’

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Why is it so hard to believe that Arab “Palestinians” murdered Rachel Corrie in cold blood to make her a “hero symbol”

April 8, 2007

Why is it so hard to believe that Arab “Palestinians” murdered Rachel Corrie in cold blood to make her a “hero symbol”?If they do it with their own kids like Muhammad Al Dura.

Rachel Corrie Palestinian Propaganda

How do we know where she was killed? The Palestinians are quite capable of murdering her themselves, looking for more propaganda? Who is Rachel Corrie? …
http://www.geocities.com/Rachav/Rachel_Corrie_Propaganda.html

Who killed Rachel Corrie?Rachel Corrie, the Olympia, Wash., college student killed trying to protect a Palestinian house – a house, remember, not even a human being – against an …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31705

Who Killed Rachel Corrie?

American college student Rachel Corrie was tragically killed
http://www.themiddleeastnow.com/corrie.html

Rachel Corrie, One Year Later by Steven …The one-year anniversary of the demise of Rachel Corrie has not passed … Later other ISM activists were also injured when they put themselves in…
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=12919

Tom Gross on The Forgotten Rachels “My Name is Rachel Corrie,” a new play based on the writings of the young American radical who was accidentally killed during an anti-Israeli demonstration …
http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/TheForgottenRachels.html

CAMERA: From Tragedy to Propaganda; Rachel Corrie and ISM. Rachel Corrie
http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=31&x_article=660

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Who Killed Muhammad Al-Dura? Blood Libel — Model 2000, by Amnon LordWho Killed Muhammad Al-Dura? Blood Libel — Model 2000, by Amnon Lord.
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp482.htm

Who killed Mohammed al-Dura?

Question: Is the possibility that Mohammed al-Dura was killed by a zealous Palestinian prepared to send the boy to a glorious life in heaven in return for …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=18774

A Terrible Crime

Images from the video footage of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah being shot dead in the Gaza … For further information see:. Who killed Mohammed al-Dura? …
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~ginsburg/aldura/

The Atlantic | June 2003 | Who Shot Mohammed al-Dura? | Fallows Al-Dura was the twelve-year-old Palestinian boy shot and killed during an … “that Muhammad Al-Dura was not killed by IDF gunfire at Netzarim junction. …
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2003/06/fallows.htm

Five questions non-Muslims would like answered

April 7, 2007

Though relatively old [2005], it is still no less actual relative TODAY

Five questions non-Muslims would like answered

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=18235

By Dennis Prager
Dennis Prager’s nationally syndicated radio show is heard daily in Los Angeles on KRLA-AM (870). He may be contacted through his website: www.dennisprager.com.

November 13, 2005

THE RIOTING IN France by primarily Muslim youths and the hotel bombings in Jordan are the latest events to prompt sincere questions that law-abiding Muslims need to answer for Islam’s sake, as well as for the sake of worried non-Muslims.

Here are five of them:

(1) Why are you so quiet?

Since the first Israelis were targeted for death by Muslim terrorists blowing themselves up in the name of your religion and Palestinian nationalism, I have been praying to see Muslim demonstrations against these atrocities. Last week’s protests in Jordan against the bombings, while welcome, were a rarity. What I have seen more often is mainstream Muslim spokesmen implicitly defending this terror on the grounds that Israel occupies Palestinian lands. We see torture and murder in the name of Allah, but we see no anti-torture and anti-murder demonstrations in the name of Allah.

There are a billion Muslims in the world. How is it possible that essentially none have demonstrated against evils perpetrated by Muslims in the name of Islam? This is true even of the millions of Muslims living in free Western societies. What are non-Muslims of goodwill supposed to conclude? When the Israeli government did not stop a Lebanese massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982, great crowds of Israeli Jews gathered to protest their country’s moral failing. Why has there been no comparable public demonstration by Palestinians or other Muslims to morally condemn Palestinian or other Muslim-committed terror?

(2) Why are none of the Palestinian terrorists Christian?

If Israeli occupation is the reason for Muslim terror in Israel, why do no Christian Palestinians engage in terror? They are just as nationalistic and just as occupied as Muslim Palestinians.

(3) Why is only one of the 47 Muslim-majority countries a free country?

According to Freedom House, a Washington-based group that promotes democracy, of the world’s 47 Muslim countries, only Mali is free. Sixty percent are not free, and 38% are partly free. Muslim-majority states account for a majority of the world’s “not free” states. And of the 10 “worst of the worst,” seven are Islamic states. Why is this?

(4) Why are so many atrocities committed and threatened by Muslims in the name of Islam?

Young girls in Indonesia were recently beheaded by Muslim murderers. Last year, Muslims — in the name of Islam — murdered hundreds of schoolchildren in Russia. While reciting Muslim prayers, Islamic terrorists take foreigners working to make Iraq free and slaughter them. Muslim daughters are murdered by their own families in the thousands in “honor killings.” And the Muslim government in Iran has publicly called for the extermination of Israel.

(5) Why do countries governed by religious Muslims persecute other religions?

No church or synagogue is allowed in Saudi Arabia. The Taliban destroyed some of the greatest sculptures of the ancient world because they were Buddhist. Sudan’s Islamic regime has murdered great numbers of Christians.

Instead of confronting these problems, too many of you deny them. Muslims call my radio show to tell me that even speaking of Muslim or Islamic terrorists is wrong. After all, they argue, Timothy McVeigh is never labeled a “Christian terrorist.” As if McVeigh committed his terror as a churchgoing Christian and in the name of Christ, and as if there were Christian-based terror groups around the world.

As a member of the media for nearly 25 years, I have a long record of reaching out to Muslims. Muslim leaders have invited me to speak at major mosques. In addition, I have studied Arabic and Islam, have visited most Arab and many other Muslim countries and conducted interfaith dialogues with Muslims in the United Arab Emirates as well as in the U.S. Politically, I have supported creation of a Palestinian state and supported (mistakenly, I now believe) the Oslo accords.

Hundreds of millions of non-Muslims want honest answers to these questions, even if the only answer you offer is, “Yes, we have real problems in Islam.” Such an acknowledgment is infinitely better — for you and for the world — than dismissing us as anti-Muslim.

We await your response.

You know you are in an Arab country, when…

April 1, 2007

  February 27, 2007

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Arab Reformist: You Know You’re In An Arab Country When…

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February 27th 2007

Via MEMRI:

  • “When you cannot find a single garden in your city, but there is a mosque on every corner – you know that you are in an Arab country…
  • “When you see people living in the past with all the trappings of modernity – do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When religion has control over science – you can be sure that you are in an Arab country.
  • “When clerics are referred to as ’scholars’ – don’t be astonished, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When you see the ruler transformed into a demigod who never dies or relinquishes his power, and whom nobody is permitted to criticize – do not be too upset, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When you find that the large majority of people oppose freedom and find joy in slavery – do not be too distressed, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When you hear the clerics saying that democracy is heresy, but [see them] seizing every opportunity provided by democracy to grab high positions [in the government] – do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When monarchies turn into theocracies, and republics into hybrids of monarchy and republic – do not be taken aback, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When you find that the members of parliament are nominated [by the ruler], or else that half of them are nominated and the other half have bought their seats through bribery… – you are in an Arab country…
  • “When you discover that a woman is worth half of what a man is worth, or less – do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When you see that the authorities chop off a man’s hand for stealing a loaf of bread or a penny, but praise and glorify those who steal billions – do not be too surprised, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When you are forced to worship the Creator in school and your teachers grade you for it – you can be sure that you are in an Arab country…
  • “When young women students are publicly flogged merely for exposing their eyes – you are in an Arab country…
  • “When a boy learns about menstruation and childbirth but not about his own [body] and [the changes] it undergoes in puberty – roll out your prayer mat and beseech Allah to help you deal with your crisis, for you are in an Arab country…
  • “When land is more important than human beings – you are in an Arab country…
  • “When covering the woman’s head is more important than financial and administrative corruption, embezzlement, and betrayal of the homeland – do not be astonished, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When minorities are persecuted and oppressed, and if they demand their rights, are accused of being a fifth column or a Trojan horse – be upset, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When women are [seen as] house ornaments which can be replaced at any time – bemoan your fate, you are in an Arab country.
  • “When birth control and family planning are perceived as a Western plot – place your trust in Allah, you are in an Arab country…
  • “When at any time, there can be a knock on your door and you will be dragged off and buried in a dark prison – you are in an Arab country…
  • “When fear constantly lives in the eyes of the people – you can be certain that you are in an Arab country.”