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JIHAD IN NUMBERS

October 29, 2010

ISLAMIC JIHAD IN NUMBERS


Tears of Jihad
These figures are a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad.


Africa


Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994, p. 188] estimates that 11 million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East. For every slave captured many others died. Estimates of this collateral damage vary. The renowned missionary David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march.[Woman’s Presbyterian Board of Missions, David Livingstone, p. 62, 1888] Those who were left behind were the very young, the weak, the sick and the old. These soon died since the main providers had been killed or enslaved. So, for 25 million slaves delivered to the market, we have an estimated death of about 120 million people. Islam ran the wholesale slave trade in Africa.


120 million Africans



Christians


The number of Christians martyred by Islam is 9 million [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-10] . A rough estimate by Raphael Moore in History of Asia Minor is that another 50 million died in wars by jihad. So counting the million African Christians killed in the 20th century we have:


60 million Christians



Hindus


Koenard Elst in Negationism in India gives an estimate of 80 million Hindus killed in the total jihad against India. [Koenard Elst, Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002, pg. 34.] The country of India today is only half the size of ancient India, due to jihad. The mountains near India are called the Hindu Kush, meaning the “funeral pyre of the Hindus.”


80 million Hindus



Buddhists


Buddhists do not keep up with the history of war. Keep in mind that in jihad only Christians and Jews were allowed to survive as dhimmis (servants to Islam); everyone else had to convert or die. Jihad killed the Buddhists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India. The total is roughly 10 million. [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-1.]


10 million Buddhists



Jews


Oddly enough there were not enough Jews killed in jihad to significantly affect the totals of the Great Annihilation. The jihad in Arabia was 100 percent effective, but the numbers were in the thousands, not millions. After that, the Jews submitted and became the dhimmis (servants and second class citizens) of Islam and did not have geographic political power.


This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad.
http://www.politicalislam.com/tears/pages/tears-of-jihad/


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Islam has killed as many as 200 million Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Buddhists, and Hindus. (Nov. 2000)
http://www.sullivan-county.com/nf0/nov_2000/vic_chris.htm


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Muslims massacred in 1146 over 100,000 Jews in Fez and in Marrakesh 120,000.
http://books.google.com/books?id=mYjc8HHWDxMC&pg=PA123
http://books.google.com/books?id=iKBwZ9Y8j8QC&pg=PA49


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Negationism in India: concealing the record of Islam
Koenraad Elst – [Voice of India, 1992] 1992 – 176 pages [Page 27]
Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindu skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by … The Bahmani sultans (1347-1480) in central India made it a rule to kill 100000 Hindus every year. In 1399, Teimur killed 100,000 captives in a single day…
http://books.google.com/books?&id=mBEcAAAAIAAJ&q=Bahmani+sultans


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The Ikhwan waged a jihad against other Muslims in Arabia, including Sharif Hussein of Mecca, who established the Hashemite dynasty that ruled first in Arabia and then in Syria, Iraq and Transjordan. As many as 400,000 Arabs were killed or wounded in these campaigns.
http://www.jcpa.org/art/nypost-dg6apr03.htm


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In the second half of the 19th century Moslems began to feel the force of the Western colonial threat. In the 1860 massacre in Damascus, Moslems slaughtered more than 10,000 Christians. In Aleppo, Christians were butchered as well.
http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=3&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=624&PID=0&IID=741&TTL=The_Development_of_Arab_Anti-Semitism


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Armenian & Greek genocide


Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction – Page 150
 Adam Jones – [Taylor & Francis] 2010
[ISBN 041548619X, 9780415486194] 680 pages
A “Christian genocide” framing acknowledges the historic claims of the Assyrian and Greek peoples, and the movements now … In Thea Halo’s estimation, “Armenian deaths were estimated at 1.5 million. According to figures compiled by by the Greek government in collaboration with the Patrirachate…
http://books.google.com/books?id=BqdVudSuTRIC&pg=PA150


Congressional Record – Page 6450
 – (April 22, 1998)
In addition to those killed, an estimated 500000 Armenians were deported from the Ottoman Empire. … Mr. Speaker, today we remember the Armenian Genocide, and honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who died between 1915 and 1923 …
http://books.google.com/books?id=956nQAD4DZAC&pg=PA6450


Encyclopedia of war crimes and genocide – Page 26
 Leslie Alan Horvitz, Christopher Catherwood – 2006 – 582 pages – Preview
Estimates of the total number of Armenians who died as a result of the massacres and deportations vary, ranging up to 1.5 million out of a prewar Armenian population estimated at 1.8 million. An Ottoman interior minister has …
 http://books.google.com/books?id=AHpFp2nsGyUC&pg=PA26



A lethal combination of labor brigades, internal deportations and massacres conducted throughout Anatolian Turkey resulted in the death of 1,400,000 Greeks.
The Annihilation of the Anatolian Greeks
…The Ottoman Empire, famed by its harems and janissaries, was founded at the start of the fourteenth century and at its zenith occupied Anatolia, the Middle East and much of south-eastern Europe to the Caucasus. By the end of the 15th century, the considerable Greek population of Asia Minor was under Ottoman rule…
http://www.greek-genocide.org/index1.html


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Despite massive photographic and documental evidence and substantial corroborative personal testimonies, the Turkish government has never acknowledged its genocide of approximately 2.75 million Christians from 1894 to 1923. The victims were predominantly Armenians but included many Greek and some Protestant believers as well.
http://www.ashevilletribune.com/asheville/terrorism/Middle%20East%20Crisis%2013%20RTF.htm


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Pakistan / Bangladesh 1971


1971 – Sheikh Mujib arrested and taken to West Pakistan. In exile, Awami League leaders proclaim the independence of the province of East Pakistan on 26th March. The new country is called Bangladesh. Just under 10 million Bangladeshis flee to India as troops from West Pakistan are defeated with Indian assistance. […]
2000 December – Bangladesh expels Pakistani diplomat for comments on the 1971 war. The diplomat had put the number of dead at 26,000, whereas Bangladesh says nearly three million were killed. Bangladesh wants Pakistan to apologise for alleged genocide it says Pakistani forces were guilty of during the war.  
Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League was defeated in 2001
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/country_profiles/1160896.stm


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“Palestinians” in Lebanon


Arafat and the PLO plunged Lebanon into massacres, rape, mutilation, rampages of looting and killings. Out of a population of 3.2 million, some 40,000 or more people had been killed, 100,000 wounded, 5,000 permanently maimed.
http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html


Syria and the Palestinians have destroyed Lebanon. Syria and the Palestinians are responsible for the death of 300,000 Lebanese.
http://www.free-lebanon.com/Editorials/Reader_Mail/archives2/archives2.html


E. Timor 1975-1999


Encyclopedia of genocide – Page 191 – Desmond Tutu, Simon Wiesenthal, Israel W. Charny – ABC-CLIO, 1999 – ISBN 0874369282, 9780874369281 – History
EAST TIMOR, GENOCIDE AND DENIAL IN Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in East Timor since 1976. Some have been murdered by the occupying Indonesian forces, some have died as a result of malnutrition and some from illnesses. There are estimates of the numbers of dead reaching some 200000 people—which constitutes about a third of the population […]
In November 1975, Fretilin declared East Timor independent, but then Indonesia sent in Bishop José Ramos-Horta: East Timor Lost about One- Third of Its Population The toll has been enormous. East Timorese have experienced brutality of genocidal proportions
http://books.google.com/books?id=8Q30HcvCVuIC&pg=PA191

The extermination of one third of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of East Timor by Muslims
http://www.religioustolerance.org/jud_pers.htm

Newsletter – Cultural Survival Inc – 1976 – Page 36 Some Timorese have been able to escape to Portugal or Australia, in many cases, they charge, … to the humanitarian consequences of Indonesia’s forced integration of East Timor which seems to be assuming the proportions of genocide…
http://books.google.com/books?&id=FfYRAQAAIAAJ&dq=proportions+of+genocide


nrg – A Homemade Genocide Sep 26, 2006 … A genocide of mainly Arabs and Muslims, by Arabs and Muslims. […]
In 1975, after the end of the Portuguese rule, East Timor announced its independence. Within a short time it was invaded by Indonesia, who ruled the area until 1999. During these years about 100,000 to 200,000 people were killed, along with the complete destruction of infrastructure. Indonesia summary: 400,000 killed, with an additional 100,000 to 200,000 in East Timor
http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART1/483/521.html

Islamism’s Other Victims: The Tragedy of East Timor – FrontPage … Nov 25, 2002 … East Timor is the eastern end of Timor Island, part of the vast … Indonesia had murdered 200000 East Timorese out of a population of 600000-700000.
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=20986

Handbook of death & dying, Volume 1, Clifton D. Bryant, SAGE, 2003 (ISBN 0761925147, 9780761925149) Page 229 [Date] 1975–99 [Victims] Catholics [Location] East Timor [Perpertrators] Muslims [Approximate Loss of Life] 200000
http://books.google.com/books?id=3z9EpgisKOgC&pg=PA229

Indonesia (proper)

Indonesia: 700 churches attacked in past decade
  October 26, 2010
Some 700 Catholic and Protestant churches have been attacked in Indonesia over the past decade, according to the Indonesian Christian Communication Forum. Between October 12 and October 17, a Catholic parish was attacked, another was threatened with attack, and a Protestant church was burned down.
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=8057


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Philippines


BBC News – Philippines and rebels ‘push for 2010 peace deal ‘Dec 9, 2009 …Negotiators for the two sides met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Philippine government and Muslim separatist rebels hope to reach a peace deal by April next year, a Malaysian facilitator has said. Malaysia is brokering talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, or Milf….
At least 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict and two million people forced into refugee camps… Non-Muslims in the region objected that the deal posed a threat to their land ownership. …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8402999.stm


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Iran-Iraq War


Fear God and the Shadow of the Muslim Sword – Page 20 Pat MR Pat – [AuthorHouse,] 2008 – 208 pages


The Iran-Iraq War is a lesson in the brutality of the Muslim Sunni-Shiite conflict. The religious leaders of Iran rounded up more than 10000 Sunni children and walked them barefoot in the front lines of their armies in order to clear the mine fields. Saddam Hussein, a member of the minority Sunni sect that ruled Iraq, moved hundreds of thousands of Arab Shiite men and boys to the front lines with little or no arms, to face the onslaught of the Persian Shiite army of Iran. Estimates of casualties on both sides of the war place the figure above 2 million.
http://books.google.com/books?id=LTHa-xlVcZ4C&pg=PA20


The Iran-Iraq War
No one is sure of the total casualties during the Iran-Iraq war, but estimates range from 500,000 to 1 million dead, 1-2 million wounded, and more than 80,000 prisoners. There were approximately 2.5 million refugees, and whole cities were destroyed. The financial cost is estimated at a minimum of $200 billion.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/arabs/iraniraq.html


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Sudan


FRONTLINE/WORLD .  Sudan – The Quick and the Terrible . Facts and …Since the 1983 start of the civil war, more than 4 million people have been displaced, and an estimated 2 million have died.
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/sudan/facts.html


Fragile peace may unravel in Southern Sudan
By David McKenzie and Ingrid Formanek, CNN | December 8, 2009
…A rare sense of optimism enveloped Walgak and other southern parts of Sudan after a 2005 treaty ended a 21-year-long north-south civil war that killed 2 million people and forced about 4 million others from their homes.
http://articles.cnn.com/2009-12-08/world/sudan.birth_1_southern-sudan-ethnic-violence-world-food-programme?_s=PM:WORLD


Interview With George Clooney – CNN.com – Transcripts
Oct 14, 2010 … There was a war here that ended in 2005, with a peace agreement …. Well, 2.5 million people died in the last war between the north and south that ended in 2005. ….. CLOONEY: Take two minutes. It’s amazing the effect of one person’s voice. …. KING: George, we think of Darfur, we think of you. …
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1010/14/lkl.01.html


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Thailand


Insurgents kill two in Thai south October 31, 2009


Oct. 31, 2009
AFP
SUSPECTED Islamic insurgents shot and killed two people and wounded three others in a bomb blast in Thailand’s troubled Muslim-majority south, police said.
Gunmen broke into a house in Yala province and shot dead a 16-year-old Buddhist girl, also wounding her 29-year-old husband, they said….


More than 3900 people have died in shootings, bomb blasts, beheadings and crucifixions since a separatist insurgency erupted in Thailand’s southern provinces bordering Malaysia in January 2004.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/insurgents-kill-two-in-thai-south-20091031-hqpd.html


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Misc.


Hannity – Monday, Sep 13, 2010 – mReplay Livedash TV Transcript:
Judith Miller: 00:29:05 >> With the small minority are the extremists.
Ilario Pantano 00:29:09 >> Islam minority has been responsible for 500,000 deaths since nine 11 — since 9/11.
00:29:17 Egypt, spain, bali to baghdad, radical islamists have been blowing themselves.
http://www.livedash.com/transcript/hannity/51/FNC/Monday_September_13_2010/297258/


The Election and the Muslim Controversy | FoxNews.com
Oct 25, 2010 … By Bill O’Reilly.
[…]
Listen to these stats: Since the attack on Sept. 11, 2001, more than 40,000 people have been killed by Muslim extremists worldwide, the result of more than 17,000 attacks. And we’re not even counting the American troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Forty thousand human beings dead because of Muslim terror activity.


In addition, since 9/11, the USA has spent more than $1 trillion combating Muslim terror threats, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. $1 trillion in less than 10 years. And you’re telling me there isn’t a Muslim problem in the world?


Many Americans also remember celebrations after the 9/11 attacks. To be fair, they were brief and mostly Palestinian-driven, but the images are indelible.


So there is no question that most Americans are a bit uneasy about the turbulence in the Muslim world. That may not be fair, but it’s reality.
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/transcript/election-and-muslim-controversy



Mansur: Ignoring Muslim-on-Muslim Violence Undercuts U.S. …
Jun 15, 2010 …Muslim-on-Muslim Genocide


Few Americans realize that the most victims of Islamism have been Muslims, Mansur argues. As an example, the Algerian civil war that began in 1992, killed more than 150,000 people in a fight pitting the nation’s military regime against Islamist radicals. In Darfur, estimates range from 200,000 to 500,000 dead and millions more driven from their homes.


In East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), an estimated 500,000 to 1 million people were slaughtered in 1971 by the rampaging Pakistani Army. Mansur refers to it as “one of the great genocides that Muslims committed against Muslims.”


In this case, “the Pakistani military was killing their own citizens, and none of these people, by the way, have been brought to [judgment.]” The perpetrators of these crimes are “still running around in the West,” Mansur said. “So you see the barbarity…the savagery, with which a Muslim state treats its own population.”


In Mansur’s view, The East Pakistan genocide bears disturbing similarities to today’s events in Darfur. “Half a million or more people have been killed in western Sudan, and there is not a peep about that,” Mansur said. “There’s a preoccupation, whenever the issue of violence or ethnic cleansing and war crimes…are talked about – the West is focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict.”


But groups like CAIR show little interest in discussing the mass murder of Muslims in Darfur, Pakistan or anywhere else. According to Mansur, when the topic is raised, Islamists typically assert that the figures have been “inflated” by “enemies of the Muslims” such as Hindus or Zionists.


“In all of these cases, there is not a whit of taking responsibility, ” Mansur said. Instead of using the Arab-Israeli conflict as a way to put pressure on Israel, the international community should take action to bring to justice “these criminals who were responsible for the genocide, whether it is in Darfur or Pakistan.”


“There is no statute of limitation…for crimes against humanity,” he noted.


Mansur said he sees some signs of positive change in Islamabad’s response to the recent wave of terrorist attacks by the Taliban. The reality of suicide bombings in Pakistan’s major cities is making it increasingly difficult for government officials and intellectuals to argue that terrorism results from India’s machinations or “blowback” from the Arab-Israeli conflict.


Pakistani elites are coming to the realization that their jihadist terror problem is homegrown. A growing number of voices are acknowledging “that we have to take responsibility, that [jihadism] is what we have nurtured and created,” Mansur said. “I see that as a hopeful sign. I think that if Pakistan is going to be saved from its own tendency to self-destruction, that these voices have to be reinforced and given support, which means the building of a civil society and the downgrading of the military side.”
http://www.investigativeproject.org/2008/mansur-ignoring-muslim-on-muslim-violence



July 3, 2008


Jihad by the Numbers


Edward Cline


In his masterful second volume study of Hitler, Hitler, 1936-1945: Nemesis, Ian Kershaw discusses a phenomenon called “working towards the Führer,” in which every Nazi Party organization, member and office automatically, with little or no prompting or prodding by Hitler or his inner circle, worked to realize the ends and policies articulated by Hitler before and after he rose to power in 1933. It was automatic, because to disagree with or have reservations about a single, even minor aspect of Nazi ideology was to court reprimand, censure, dismissal, or even death. Agreement with those ends and policies was nearly a secondary motivation behind any Party member’s actions. He was compelled to act, regardless of the consequences. The ideology commanded it, and the Führer’s will and vision were irresistible, because there was little or no self to resist them.


As Party members who disagreed or expressed reservations were dismissed, or abandoned the Party, fled, committed suicide, or were murdered, monsters of the first rank filled the vacuum to formulate and enact policies that more completely “worked towards the Führer,” monsters such as Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Joseph Goebbels. When all the checks within the Party against total irrationality in domestic and foreign policies were removed or fell into disrepute, total irrationality took over totally.


But the average Party member strived to satisfy Hitler, regardless of how minor or major the action and regardless if it stood to be acknowledged or rewarded. To be a true, loyal, above-suspicion Nazi meant the near total surrender of one’s ego, mind and self, and to substitute them with Hitler’s own.


Of course, an Ellsworth Toohey might say that the joke was on the rank-and-file Nazi: he would claim that Hitler was essentially selfless, and that what little mind Hitler possessed was founded on what he thought his followers and “the people” wanted and expected of him as prophet and dictator. Ayn Rand, in The Fountainhead, describes that phenomenon through Toohey:



“…A world of obedience and of unity. A world where the thought of each man will not be his own, but an attempt to guess the thought in the brain of his neighbor, who’ll have no thought of his own but an attempt to guess the thought of the next neighbor who’ll have no thought – and so on…around the globe. Since all must serve all. A world in which man will not work for so innocent an incentive as money, but for that headless monster – prestige. The approval of his fellows – their good opinion – the opinion of men who’ll be allowed to hold no opinion. An octopus, all tentacles and no brain….An average drawn upon zeroes….” (1).


It is no accident or fluke of history that Islamists – Hamas, Hezbollah, Ahmadinejad, Saudi Wahhabists, the whole ménage of Islamists and Jihadists — admire both Hitler and Nazism. Their hatred of Jews and Israel is merely one facet of that pathology. As Nazism required the complete submission of the individual to Party ideology and an unthinking, unwavering deference to Hitler, Islam requires the complete submission of the individual to Islam and an unthinking, unwavering deference to Allah and Mohammed. Islamists have long recognized that both the method and the ends of Nazism were in complete agreement and practical accord with their own. The “mechanics” of a functioning Islam differ in no fundamental way from the “mechanics” of a functioning Nazism or any other brand of total collectivism, as described by Toohey above. (2)


(One historical note: Kershaw points out that Hitler once entertained the idea of solving the “Jewish Question” by helping to establish a Jewish state in Palestine, where all German and other European Jews would be forcibly “relocated” and presumably – hopefully – perish in a wasteland of desert and hostile Arabs. He dismissed the idea because he feared that such a state could possibly become a political adversary dedicated to destroying Germany. Historically, the ironic joke is on Hitler. He destroyed Germany and the Jews turned the wasteland into a productive, prosperous garden.)


With that in mind, here is a set of significant statistics forwarded to me by a friend. It charts the progression of Islamic Jihad, both soft and hard methods, whose purpose is to establish a global caliphate, especially in the West.


It begins by stating:



“Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.”


I would disagree. It is definitely a religion and a political system combined. Any attempt to “separate” mosque and state would emasculate Islam. I have argued this point in past commentaries and will not dwell on it here. And cults, if not opposed by reason and kept by it on the far fringes of a civilized society, have a tendency to become religions that may become state policies. Ecology was once a “cult.” Today we have the Environmental Protection Agency.


It goes on to state:



“Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.”


Or a mask, or a ruse. But no one should doubt how seriously Islamists and Muslims in general take the religious component. Islam is a barbaric but fully integrated system, perhaps more lethally integrated than was Nazism.



“Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights.’”


I would defend anyone’s right to believe in Islam. The question is: How could one truly practice Islam without declaring Jihad on others? After a Muslim has won the “internal struggle” or Jihad within himself, the next step is to wage it against all others. To refrain from that part of Jihad is to risk the accusation of being a slacker or pseudo-Muslim. From the first stage to the last, all such effort constitutes “working towards the Prophet and Allah.”



“When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agreed to ‘the reasonable’ Muslims demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source: CIA: The World Fact Book, 2007).


“As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country it will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone….”


Here is where it becomes interesting. Note throughout the exponential scale of Islamic influence as the percentage of Muslim population per country increases. Comments in square brackets are my corrective interjections.


United States: 1.0
Australia: 1.5
Canada: 1.9
China: 1.0-2.0
Italy: 1.5
Norway: 1.8



“At 2% and 3% they [Muslims] begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.”


Denmark: 2.0
Germany: 3.7
United Kingdom: 2.7
Spain: 4.0
Italy: 4.6



“From 5% on they [Muslims] exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (“clean” by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves – along with threats for failure to comply (United States).”


France: 8.0
Philippines: 5.0
Sweden: 5.0
Switzerland: 4.3
The Netherlands: 5.5
Trinidad & Tobago: 5.8



“At this point, they [Muslims] will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, or Islamic law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.


“When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris – car burning). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam, Denmark – Mohammed cartoons, murder of Theo van Gogh).”


Guyana: 10.0
India: 13.4
Israel: 16.0
Kenya: 10.0
Russia: 10.0-15.0


The one anomaly in this set of statistics is Israel, which has not experienced uprisings and threats of violence. Its Arab or Muslim population enjoys equal political rights with Jewish Israelis. The suicide bombings and rocket attacks that have killed hundreds have been perpetrated by outsiders.


“After reaching 20% [of a population] expect hair-trigger rioting, Jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:


Ethiopia: 32.8



“After 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:”


Bosnia: 40.0
Chad: 53.1
Lebanon: 59.7



“From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and jizya, the tax placed on [conquered] infidels:”


Albania: 70.0
Malaysia: 60.4
Qatar: 77.5
Sudan: 70.0


“After 80%, expect state-run ethnic cleansing and genocide:”


Bangladesh: 83.0
Egypt: 90.0
Gaza: 98.7
Indonesia: 86.1
Iran: 98.0
Iraq: 97.0
Jordan: 92.0
Morocco: 98.7
Pakistan: 97.0
Palestine: 99.0
Syria: 90.0
Tajikistan: 90.0
Turkey: 99.8
United Arab Emirates: 96.0


I question the inclusion of “Palestine” in this set. “Palestine” simply means space occupied by stateless “Palestinians” in Gaza and the West Bank, and is the name of the state which Islamists wish to replace Israel, once it is destroyed. Turkey, after decades of having a secular, non-religious government, is beginning to turn “religious,” and seems to be yearning for the kind of Muslim government that cleansed the country in 1915 of non-Muslim Armenians in a genocide that predates the Holocaust.



“100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ – the Islamic House of Peace’ [more correctly, dar-al-Islam, or Land of Islam]. There is supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim.”


Afghanistan: 100.0
Saudi Arabia: 100.0
Somalia: 100.0
Yemen: 99.9


“Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.



“‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel.’ Leon Uris, The Haj.


“It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average[s] would indicate.


“Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.”


Hammond’s book is sponsored by the Frontline Fellowship, a Christian organization, and the book itself was published by Christian Liberty Books. The Frontline website contains several endorsements of the book by clerics and missionaries. The quoted paragraphs above were “adapted” from Hammond’s book (by whom, is unknown), and not very professionally. The statistics themselves were compiled by the CIA and used in the book.


The first paragraph of the Frontline ad for the book reads:


In his masterful second volume study of Hitler, Hitler, 1936-1945: Nemesis, Ian Kershaw discusses a phenomenon called “working towards the Führer,” in which every Nazi Party organization, member and office automatically, with little or no prompting or prodding by Hitler or his inner circle, worked to realize the ends and policies articulated by Hitler before and after he rose to power in 1933. It was automatic, because to disagree with or have reservations about a single, even minor aspect of Nazi ideology was to court reprimand, censure, dismissal, or even death. Agreement with those ends and policies was nearly a secondary motivation behind any Party member’s actions. He was compelled to act, regardless of the consequences. The ideology commanded it, and the Führer’s will and vision were irresistible, because there was little or no self to resist them.


As Party members who disagreed or expressed reservations were dismissed, or abandoned the Party, fled, committed suicide, or were murdered, monsters of the first rank filled the vacuum to formulate and enact policies that more completely “worked towards the Führer,” monsters such as Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Joseph Goebbels. When all the checks within the Party against total irrationality in domestic and foreign policies were removed or fell into disrepute, total irrationality took over totally.


But the average Party member strived to satisfy Hitler, regardless of how minor or major the action and regardless if it stood to be acknowledged or rewarded. To be a true, loyal, above-suspicion Nazi meant the near total surrender of one’s ego, mind and self, and to substitute them with Hitler’s own.


Of course, an Ellsworth Toohey might say that the joke was on the rank-and-file Nazi: he would claim that Hitler was essentially selfless, and that what little mind Hitler possessed was founded on what he thought his followers and “the people” wanted and expected of him as prophet and dictator. Ayn Rand, in The Fountainhead, describes that phenomenon through Toohey:
“…A world of obedience and of unity. A world where the thought of each man will not be his own, but an attempt to guess the thought in the brain of his neighbor, who’ll have no thought of his own but an attempt to guess the thought of the next neighbor who’ll have no thought – and so on…around the globe. Since all must serve all. A world in which man will not work for so innocent an incentive as money, but for that headless monster – prestige. The approval of his fellows – their good opinion – the opinion of men who’ll be allowed to hold no opinion. An octopus, all tentacles and no brain….An average drawn upon zeroes….” (1).


It is no accident or fluke of history that Islamists – Hamas, Hezbollah, Ahmadinejad, Saudi Wahhabists, the whole ménage of Islamists and Jihadists — admire both Hitler and Nazism. Their hatred of Jews and Israel is merely one facet of that pathology. As Nazism required the complete submission of the individual to Party ideology and an unthinking, unwavering deference to Hitler, Islam requires the complete submission of the individual to Islam and an unthinking, unwavering deference to Allah and Mohammed. Islamists have long recognized that both the method and the ends of Nazism were in complete agreement and practical accord with their own. The “mechanics” of a functioning Islam differ in no fundamental way from the “mechanics” of a functioning Nazism or any other brand of total collectivism, as described by Toohey above. (2)


(One historical note: Kershaw points out that Hitler once entertained the idea of solving the “Jewish Question” by helping to establish a Jewish state in Palestine, where all German and other European Jews would be forcibly “relocated” and presumably – hopefully – perish in a wasteland of desert and hostile Arabs. He dismissed the idea because he feared that such a state could possibly become a political adversary dedicated to destroying Germany. Historically, the ironic joke is on Hitler. He destroyed Germany and the Jews turned the wasteland into a productive, prosperous garden.)


With that in mind, here is a set of significant statistics forwarded to me by a friend. It charts the progression of Islamic Jihad, both soft and hard methods, whose purpose is to establish a global caliphate, especially in the West.


It begins by stating:
“Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.”


I would disagree. It is definitely a religion and a political system combined. Any attempt to “separate” mosque and state would emasculate Islam. I have argued this point in past commentaries and will not dwell on it here. And cults, if not opposed by reason and kept by it on the far fringes of a civilized society, have a tendency to become religions that may become state policies. Ecology was once a “cult.” Today we have the Environmental Protection Agency.


It goes on to state:
“Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.”


Or a mask, or a ruse. But no one should doubt how seriously Islamists and Muslims in general take the religious component. Islam is a barbaric but fully integrated system, perhaps more lethally integrated than was Nazism.
“Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights.’”


I would defend anyone’s right to believe in Islam. The question is: How could one truly practice Islam without declaring Jihad on others? After a Muslim has won the “internal struggle” or Jihad within himself, the next step is to wage it against all others. To refrain from that part of Jihad is to risk the accusation of being a slacker or pseudo-Muslim. From the first stage to the last, all such effort constitutes “working towards the Prophet and Allah.”
“When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agreed to ‘the reasonable’ Muslims demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source: CIA: The World Fact Book, 2007).


“As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country it will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone….”


Here is where it becomes interesting. Note throughout the exponential scale of Islamic influence as the percentage of Muslim population per country increases. Comments in square brackets are my corrective interjections.


United States: 1.0
Australia: 1.5
Canada: 1.9
China: 1.0-2.0
Italy: 1.5
Norway: 1.8
“At 2% and 3% they [Muslims] begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.”


Denmark: 2.0
Germany: 3.7
United Kingdom: 2.7
Spain: 4.0
Italy: 4.6
“From 5% on they [Muslims] exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (“clean” by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves – along with threats for failure to comply (United States).”


France: 8.0
Philippines: 5.0
Sweden: 5.0
Switzerland: 4.3
The Netherlands: 5.5
Trinidad & Tobago: 5.8
“At this point, they [Muslims] will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, or Islamic law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.


“When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris – car burning). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam, Denmark – Mohammed cartoons, murder of Theo van Gogh).”


Guyana: 10.0
India: 13.4
Israel: 16.0
Kenya: 10.0
Russia: 10.0-15.0


The one anomaly in this set of statistics is Israel, which has not experienced uprisings and threats of violence. Its Arab or Muslim population enjoys equal political rights with Jewish Israelis. The suicide bombings and rocket attacks that have killed hundreds have been perpetrated by outsiders.


“After reaching 20% [of a population] expect hair-trigger rioting, Jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:


Ethiopia: 32.8
“After 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:”


Bosnia: 40.0
Chad: 53.1
Lebanon: 59.7
“From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and jizya, the tax placed on [conquered] infidels:”
Albania: 70.0
Malaysia: 60.4
Qatar: 77.5
Sudan: 70.0
“After 80%, expect state-run ethnic cleansing and genocide:”
Bangladesh: 83.0
Egypt: 90.0
Gaza: 98.7
Indonesia: 86.1
Iran: 98.0
Iraq: 97.0
Jordan: 92.0
Morocco: 98.7
Pakistan: 97.0
Palestine: 99.0
Syria: 90.0
Tajikistan: 90.0
Turkey: 99.8
United Arab Emirates: 96.0


I question the inclusion of “Palestine” in this set. “Palestine” simply means space occupied by stateless “Palestinians” in Gaza and the West Bank, and is the name of the state which Islamists wish to replace Israel, once it is destroyed. Turkey, after decades of having a secular, non-religious government, is beginning to turn “religious,” and seems to be yearning for the kind of Muslim government that cleansed the country in 1915 of non-Muslim Armenians in a genocide that predates the Holocaust.
“100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ – the Islamic House of Peace’ [more correctly, dar-al-Islam, or Land of Islam]. There is supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim.”


Afghanistan: 100.0
Saudi Arabia: 100.0
Somalia: 100.0
Yemen: 99.9


“Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.
“‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel.’ Leon Uris, The Haj.


“It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average[s] would indicate.


“Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.”


Hammond’s book is sponsored by the Frontline Fellowship, a Christian organization, and the book itself was published by Christian Liberty Books. The Frontline website contains several endorsements of the book by clerics and missionaries. The quoted paragraphs above were “adapted” from Hammond’s book (by whom, is unknown), and not very professionally. The statistics themselves were compiled by the CIA and used in the book.


The first paragraph of the Frontline ad for the book reads:
“Dr. Peter Hammond’s new book…is a fascinating, well illustrated and thoroughly documented response to the relentless anti-Christian propaganda that has been generated by Muslim and Marxist groups and by Hollywood film makers….”


For a detailed exposé of Islam’s Marxist affiliation – as distinguished from its symbiosis with Nazism – see Daniel Pipes’ “[The Islamist-Leftist] Allied Menace,” of July 15th.


So, regardless of the book’s Christian orientation, the statistics Hammond uses to cite the various Muslim populations in each country can be taken as reliable, as well as the prefatory remarks before each set of percentages. There is certainly a demonstrable and observable corollary between a country’s Muslim population and the influence it begins to have or has had on its government, politics and culture.


The Islamists are coolly “working towards the Prophet and Allah” as shown in the numbers above. Meanwhile, our policymakers appear to be a succession of compliant, pragmatic, non-judgmental zeroes blindly working towards the conquest and extinction of the West.


(1) The Fountainhead, pp. 667-668, Plume-Penguin Centennial Edition.
(2) “During the 1930s, Palestinian Arabs under the leadership of the Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, had embraced a great deal of Nazi ideology.” From Denis MacEoin’s “Tactical Hudna and Islamist Intolerance,” Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2008.


Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Edward Cline is the author of a number of novels, and his essays, books reviews, and other nonfiction have appeared in a number of high-profile periodicals. Feedback: editorialdirector@familysecuritymatters.org.
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.520/pub_detail.asp


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Christianity’s impact on world politics: not by might, nor by power
Volume 24 of Major concepts in politics and political theory, by Kurt W. Jefferson, [P. Lang] 2002 [ISBN 0820461164, 9780820461168, Page 18
His research suggests that between 1992 and 1994 Muslims were involved in more conflicts around the world than any other group of peoples or civilizations. According to one study, Muslims were involved in nine out of twelve intercivilizational conflicts with non-Muslims. Another study found that in 1993-1994 Muslims were involved in twenty-six of fifty ethnic conflicts around the world. Finally, in 1993, the New York Times found Muslims fighting with other Muslims and non-Muslims in forty-eight locales where fifty-nine ethnic conflicts underway… that Islamic societies are among the most violent on the globe, with Muslims engaged in two-thirds to three-fourths
http://books.google.com/books?id=SQQlAQAAIAAJ&dq=twelve
http://www.scribd.com/doc/37613424/Christianity-s-Impact-on-World-Politics

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Among the highlighted ‘problems’ with mainstream Islam

September 20, 2010

10 Highlighted problems with mainstream Islam

[clarity and concerns are not “bigotry”]

1) DEHUMANIZATION

Apes and pigs, the dehumanization of non-Muslims, Christians as pigs and Jews as apes.[1][2][3][4][5] (Or as some Islamic cleric of the ‘Bali bombing’ called non-Muslims: “worms, snakes and maggots.”[6][7]

2) TERRORISM

Had the mainstream Islam really eject its radicals, the Jihadists wouldn’t have the motivation to go on, Why else is there Islamic terrorism still active in so many parts of the world? The half-way condemnation, and almost always accompanied by a “but”, but the west does this or that argument is still on – after 9 Years from the 9/11 Islamic massacre in 2001.[8][9]

3) SHARIA: OPPRESSION AND ANNIHILATING THE INFIDEL

The campaign, hidden or open for implementation for Sharia law. In Sharia, besides the legal basis for the war against the infidel,[10] women are subjucated, which explaines how top Islamic cleric of Australia called non-Muslim women plain “meat.”[11]

4) HONOR KILLING

One of the great imports from the Islamic culture.[12][13]5) JIHAD & INTIMIDATIONS BY “MODERATES”The so called moderate Muslim leaders that the best they can do is intimidate the west to give in to their Islamic expansion, or else… the radicals will be unleashed.[14][15] The hidden Jihad.

6) SELF-MADE VICTIMHODD

The wide sympathy and support in mainstream Islam to the Palestinian,[16][17][18][19][20] Hezbollah,[21] Taliban,[22] Al Qeada in Iraq tactics of using civilians (indirect murder of their own people) so that the west looks bad. (All of the above causalties are seen by mainstream Islam as nothing else but the ‘victims of the west’).

7) ISLAMIC APARTHEID / BIGOTRY

With all the ‘criticism” of the west, the Islamic world is still practicing Apartheid (in the real sense), religious and gender wise.[23][24][25][26] In the intolerant Muslim world all non-Muslims are either at an inferior status or worse. The Christian minority has dwindeled in Lebanon[27] and among the Jordanian / Palestinian Arabs[28][29][30][31][32] while Muslim population have increased, persection. Islamic bigotry’s also at the roots of conflicts, including in the Sudan[33][34] and in Israel/Palestine[35] (in the intolerant Arab – Islamic world[36][37] against the “other”[38]).

8)}WORLD DOMINATION – GOAL

The open or silent goal by Jihadists, yet backed by so many in mainstream Islam, towards a Caliphate – a theocratic Islamic dictatorship based on the Sharia (religious Islamic law).[39][40][41][42][43][44]

9) A TOTALITARIAN WORLD

The Arab-Islamic world is totalitarian[45][46][47][48] – oppressive, even Lebanon that is supposedly the real democracy in that world, the terror Islamic group Hezbollah has immense power. (Iraq is yet to bee seen). Minorities are in even worse shape.

10) MOST CONFLICTS ALL OVER THE GLOBE ARE BY MUSLIMS

Draw a map and point to the conflicts,[49] then try to detach most of it from Muslims. Here’s a partial list: Russia. Somalia. Sudan. Nigeria. Lebanon. Israel. Iraq. Afghanistan. Pakistan. India. Kashmir. Thailand. Philippines. China.

  1. ^ Jews of Islam, p. 33, by Bernard Lewis – 2002 [1]
  2. ^ http://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/02/pupils_aged_five_poisoned_at_i.php
  3. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007060106,00.html
  4. ^ Arab dress: a short history : from the dawn of Islam to modern times – Page 105, Yedida Kalfon Stillman, Norman A. Stillman (BRILL, 2003 ISBN 9004135936, 9789004135932) The patch for Jews had the image of an ape and the patch for Christians the image of pig…
  5. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/25/wsaudi25.xml
  6. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/24/2197660.htm
  7. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-543509/Holiday-Britons-threatened-Bali-Muslim-extremist-labels-tourists-maggots.html
  8. ^ http://www.actforamerica.org/index.php/learn/email-archives/2063-our-moderate-muslim-problem
  9. ^ http://www.hudson-ny.org/1471/moderate-muslims
  10. ^ Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire, Doug Bandow, 2006, p. 313
  11. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2423758,00.html
  12. ^ Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Family, law, and politics, p. 365, Suad Joseph, Afsaneh Najmabadi, 2005
  13. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/05/13/phyllis-chesler-palestinian-husband-wife-ultrasound-girl-honor-killing/
  14. ^ http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/rauf_move_would_spur_muslim_backlash_vHnEtuAvT4ZAatCuzXDuGM
  15. ^ http://www.breitbart.tv/ground-zero-mosque-imam-threatens-america-with-attack-if-mosque-not-built/
  16. ^ http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20061107-083640-3568r.htm
  17. ^ http://www.iris.org.il/blog/archives/2102-Palestinians-Brag-About-Using-Human-Shields-for-Terrorists.html
  18. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28404637
  19. ^ http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=58118
  20. ^ http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Peace/gazahumanshields.html
  21. ^ http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/jul/30/20060730-093558-9976r/
  22. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/17/taliban-human-shields
  23. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article1480090.ece
  24. ^ http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForiegnBureaus.asp?Page=\ForiegnBureaus\archive\200603\FOR20060314a.html
  25. ^ http://education.independent.co.uk/news/article237199.ece
  26. ^ http://www.acage.org/print/?day=03192007&id=0200&what=articles
  27. ^ http://www.lebaneseforces.com/blastfromthepast006.asp
  28. ^ http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=35&x_article=1672
  29. ^ http://www.acpr.org.il/cloakrm/clk117.html
  30. ^ http://www.science.co.il/arab-israeli-conflict/articles/Imra-1997-10-30.asp
  31. ^ http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/talking/59_ChristiansPA.html
  32. ^ http://www.christiannewstoday.com/CWN_855.html
  33. ^ http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article21799
  34. ^ http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,420182,00.html
  35. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574400532495168894.html
  36. ^ http://www.adl.org/main_as_arab.asp
  37. ^ http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=168176
  38. ^ http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=688A19CA-9922-45EB-A57D-B6E67266E79A
  39. ^ http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/FC31Ag01.html
  40. ^ http://www.barackobama.com/2007/08/01/the_war_we_need_to_win.php
  41. ^ http://www.ict.org.il/apage/5204.php
  42. ^ http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/ladin.htm
  43. ^ http://www.heritage.org/Research/RussiaandEurasia/BG1656.cfm
  44. ^ http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/11/africa/ME-GEN-Palestinians-Islamic-Movement.php
  45. ^ http://www.middle-east-info.org/mission/index.htm
  46. ^ http://www.jfednepa.org/mark%20silverberg/democratizing.html
  47. ^ http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/30778/sec_id/30778
  48. ^ http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Total/islamfascist.htm
  49. ^ http://www.globalpolitician.com/22907-war

Behold the “peace” of BLOODY VIOLENT RAMADAN!

September 3, 2008

Behold the “peace” of BLOODY VIOLENT RAMADAN!

09/02/2008 17:26

IRAQ

Fresh violence in Mosul, two Christians kidnapped and killed

The kidnapping of two Christians has ended in tragedy, after the family of one paid a ransom of 20,000 dollars. The community of Mosul hopes that the Muslims will strongly condemn the murders.

Mosul (AsiaNews) – The Iraqi Christian community is again in the sights of Islamic fundamentalists in Mosul: today news came of the death of a 65-year-old doctor, Tariq Qattan, kidnapped recently by a terrorist group. AsiaNews sources say that his family had paid a ransom of 20,000 U.S. dollars. But it was not enough money to free Tariq Qattan, one of the many Christians kidnapped by fundamentalists for extortion.

Also in Mosul, two days ago – although the news has just been released today – another Christian, Nafi Haddad, was kidnapped and killed. It is not yet known whether or not a ransom was paid. Despite the small signs of improvement that seem to come from Iraq, the Christian community is still witnessing more violence: Mosul has long been the theater of a genuine slaughter, forcing more than two thirds of the faithful to flee elsewhere in search of safety.

The diocese has paid a large tribute in blood in recent years, beginning with the tragic kidnapping of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho, whose lifeless body was found last March 13 in an abandoned area just outside of the city. During the ambush that preceded the archbishop’s captivity, the three men acting as his bodyguard were massacred by the terrorists.

In 2007, the Iraqi Christian community suffered 47 deaths, 13 of them in Mosul: these include Fr Ragheed Gani, murdered on June 3, and two other priests.

Between January 6 and 17 of this year, there was also a series of attacks on Christian property. A wave of bombings struck the Chaldean church of the Immaculate Virgin, the Chaldean Church of St Paul, which was almost destroyed, the entrance to the orphanage run by the Chaldean sisters in al Nour, a Nestorian church, and the convent of the Dominican sisters in Mosul Jadida.

The source for AsiaNews in Mosul hopes that the two latest homicides will be “forcefully condemned” by the Muslim community, which has just celebrated the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Atrocities carried out “in the name of religion”…

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=13118&size=A

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Gates to brief Bush on Iraq recommendations….Meanwhile, fatal bombings shattered a period of relative calm in the Iraqi capital Tuesday at the start of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month.

A roadside bomb detonated near al-Kindi Hospital in eastern Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding 13 others, including several policemen, an interior ministry official said.

Another roadside bomb exploded in western Baghdad’s al-Harthiya neighborhood, killing two civilians and wounding 10, the official said.

Outside the capital city, a suicide truck bomber targeted an Iraqi army checkpoint in the northern city of Mosul, killing seven civilians and wounding seven others, the official said.

The violence coincides with Ramadan, which began Tuesday for Shia Muslims in Iraq. Sunni Muslims in the country began observing the month Monday.

The exact start of Ramadan — Islam’s ninth month — depends on the sighting of the new moon. Muslims are required to abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk.

The month of fasting ends with Eid al-Fitr, three days of feasts and celebrations

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/09/02/us.iraq/

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Xinjiang: police raid against Muslim rebels, six killed

AsiaNews.it, Italy – Aug 30, 2008

New violence in the western Chinese province, the theater of clashes between Beijing officers and Muslim separatists. The police say they reacted to an …

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=13094&size=A

2 Chinese policemen killed, 7 wounded in Xinjiang The Associated Press [Sep. 2 2008]

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gFwULqXwFJ9cOLZhkyaecjHtUW6wD92RD5Q80

Suspected terrorist attack kills two in China’s Xinjiang province Telegraph.co.uk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/2639580/Suspected-terrorist-attack-kills-two-in -Chinas-Xinjiang-province.html

Police in China kill six terror suspects The Statesman

http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=8&theme=&usrsess=1&id=220459

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Eight killed as Pakistani sectarian clashes rage on despite truce

Monsters and Critics.com – [Sep. 2 2008]

The rival Shiite Toori tribe also called a truce earlier in veneration of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan that commenced this week. Sectarian violence …

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/news/article_1428260.php/Eight_killed_as_Pakistani_ sectarian_clashes_rage_on_despite_truce_

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Philippines Bomb Blast Hits Weary South

TIME – [Sep. 1, 2008]

Philippine security forces stand guard near the site of a bomb blast inside a bus parked at a terminal in Mindanao on September 1

marked the beginning of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and reflection. But on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, wracked for the past month by bloody fighting between Muslim separatists and government troops.. a new horror. That afternoon, a bomb exploded aboard a packed passenger bus in Digos City, killing six and wounding at least 34. According to a witness report, the powerful blast nearly tore off the roof of the bus, decapitating one passenger.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1837959,00.html

Extortion syndicate behind Digos City bombing, bishop says [Sep 2, 2008]

By LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO

DIGOS CITY — Digos Bishop Guillermo Afable said yesterday a syndicate out to extort money from bus companies was responsible for the bombing of a bus in the province the other day.

Afable’s disclosure was made in his statement posted yesterday on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website.

The Digos prelate, however, did not identify the members and leaders of the syndicate.

The bishop bewailed that Monday’s bombing incident resulted in the “loss of lives of innocent people.”

“We are grieving here,” he said.

“It is a heinous crime against innocent men, women and children [and] have nothing to do with the political, economic, or personal agenda of the perpetrators of the said crime,” added the prelate.

Afable said the crime “becomes even more grievous in the context of compounding socio-political and economic ills already burdening our people, especially the poor.”

He asked the faithful Lumad, Christian and Muslim to pray for truth, justice, love and freedom. He also requested that prayers be said for the victims and their families.

Bishop Afable also appealed to both the police authorities and public officials to curb lawlessness in their areas of responsibilities and safeguard every citizen from criminals and terrorists.

The people, for their part, should also cooperate with law enforcement officers in securing the safety and security of both private homes and public places, he said.

The bombing incident which occurred Monday noon at the Digos City Bus Terminal killed at least six people and left 28 injured.

Last July 23, a Weena bus exploded, killing one person and wounding 32 others.

Extortion gang uses women to plant bombs

MANILA (DPA) – Philippine police said Tuesday that an extortion gang that has been blamed for two recent bombings in a southern city uses women as bomb carriers for the deadly attacks.

Six people, including a pregnant woman, were killed and 30 injured Monday when a bomb ripped through a bus in Digos City in Davao Del Sur province, 1,005 kilometres south of Manila.

Senior Superintendent Cesario Darantinao, provincial police director, said the al-Khobar extortion gang was the main suspect in the bombing.

He said a woman was believed to have planted the bomb after witnesses said a female passenger hurriedly left the Metro Shuttle company bus before the blast.

Darantinao said police were also looking for a woman suspect in the bombing of another Metro Shuttle bus July 24 in Digos City, which killed two people.

‘’The al-Khobar gang must have decided to tap women to sow terror because they do not gain undue attention from authorities most of the time,’’ said a police investigator who requested anonymity.

The al-Khobar gang is composed of rogue Muslim separatist rebels who have resorted to criminal activities to raise money. It has been blamed for numerous attacks on bus companies and other firms.

http://www.mb.com.ph/MAIN20080903134140.html

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Baghdad touched by war even as security takes hold

The Associated Press – [Sep. 2, 2008]

A mother and her two sons shuffled among the vehicles, begging for money when a roadside bomb exploded. The toll was low by Baghdad standards: Dawood and …

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gcMFBv6wAF2gsdqkl-eJeHjmwPCAD92UPFUG1

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Iraq militants plotted bomb attack using tunnel-US

San Diego Union Tribune, United States – [Sep. 2, 2008]

BAGHDAD – US forces said they foiled a plan by Iraqi militants to bomb a government building using a subterranean tunnel, the US military said on Tuesday. …

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20080902-1045-iraq-attack.html

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12 militants, four women killed in Swat bombing

Daily Times, Pakistan – [Sep 3, 2008]

MINGORA: Twelve suspected militants and four women were killed on Tuesday as fighter jets bombed suspected Taliban positions in the Swat valley. …

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C09%5C03%5Cstory_3-9-2008_pg1_5

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Latest Offerings from the Religion of Peace

[Source: http://thereligionofpeace.com ] “He who fights that Islam should be superior fights in Allah’s cause”

9/1/2008 (Yala, Thailand) – A teacher is brutally gunned down in front of his wife by Religion of Peace warriors.

9/1/2008 (Mogadishu, Somalia) – A civilian is killed during a Mujahideen ambush along a city street.

9/1/2008 (Kirkuk, Iraq) – An Iraqi child is taken down by Islamic bombers.

9/1/2008 (Othmaniyah, Iraq) – Sunni bombers kill three farmers with a device hidden in a water pump.

9/1/2008 (Pattani, Thailand) – A Buddhist woman is among two people murdered in separate shooting attacks by Muslim radicals.

9/1/2008 (Yala, Thailand) – A 61-year-old man is shot to death by militant Muslims while driving home.

This 39-year-old mentally disabled man and his sister were kept hidden from childhood in a dungeon beneath their family’s Palestinian home

so that their healthy siblings would have a better chance of marrying. Palestinian imprisons mentally ill children for 20 years

(Video) Siblings found in unlit dungeon during raid; man says he didn’t want people to laugh at him

Palestinian Man Keeps Mentally Ill Children in Dungeon for 20 Years Video

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3588250,00.html


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