Islam and Violence

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Originally from http://www.faithfreedom.org/

A Call to the Muslims of the World from a Group of Freethinkers and Humanists of Muslim Origins

Dear friends,

The tragic incidents of September 11 have shocked the world. It is unthinkable that anyone could be so full of hate as to commit such heinous acts and kill so many innocent people. We people of Muslim origin are as much shaken as the rest of the world and yet we find ourselves looked upon with suspicion and distrust by our neighbours and fellow citizens. We want to cry out and tell the world that we are not terrorists, and that those who perpetrate such despicable acts are murderers and not part of us. But, in reality, because of our Muslim origins we just cannot erase the stigma of Islamic Terrorism from our identity!

What most Muslims will say:

Islam would never support the killing of innocent people. Allah of the Holy Qur'an never advocated killings. This is all the work of a few misguided individuals at the fringes of society. The real Islam is sanctified from violence. We denounce all violence. Islam means peace. Islam means tolerance.

What knowledgeable Muslims should say:

That is what most Muslims think, but is it true? Does Islam really preach peace, tolerance and non-violence? The Muslims who perpetrate these crimes think differently. They believe that what they do is Jihad (holy war). They say that killing unbelievers is mandatory for every Muslim. They do not kill because they wish to break the laws of Islam but because they think this is what true Muslims should do. Those who blow-up their own bodies to kill more innocent people do so because they think they will be rewarded in Paradise. They hope to be blessed by Allah, eat celestial food, drink pure wine and enjoy the company of divine consorts. Are they completely misguided? Where did they get this distorted idea? How did they come to believe that killing innocent people pleases God? Or is it that we are misguided? Does really Islam preach violence? Does it call upon its believers to kill non-believers? We denounce those who commit acts of violence and call them extremists. But are they really extremists or are they following what the holy book, the Qur'an tells them to do? What does the Qur'an teach? Have we read the Qur'an? Do we know what kind of teachings are there? Let us go through some of them and take a closer look at what Allah says.

What the Qur'an Teaches Us:

We have used the most widely available English text of the Qur'an and readers are welcome to verify our quotes from the holy book. Please have an open mind and read through these verses again and again. The following quotes are taken from the most trusted Yusufali's translation of the Qur'an. The Qur'an tells us: not to make friendship with Jews and Christians (5:51), kill the disbelievers wherever we find them (2:191), murder them and treat them harshly (9:123), fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (9:5). The Qur'an demands that we fight the unbelievers, and promises If there are twenty amongst you, you will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, you will vanquish a thousand of them (8:65). Allah and his messenger want us to fight the Christians and the Jews until they pay the Jizya [a penalty tax for the non-Muslims living under Islamic rules] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued (9:29). Allah and his messenger announce that it is acceptable to go back on our promises (treaties) and obligations with Pagans and make war on them whenever we find ourselves strong enough to do so (9:3). Our God tells us to fight the unbelievers and He will punish them by our hands, cover them with shame and help us (to victory) over them (9:14).

The Qur'an takes away the freedom of belief from all humanity and relegates those who disbelieve in Islam to hell (5:10), calls them najis (filthy, untouchable, impure) (9:28), and orders its followers to fight the unbelievers until no other religion except Islam is left (2:193). It says that the non-believers will go to hell and will drink boiling water (14:17). It asks the Muslims to slay or crucify or cut the hands and feet of the unbelievers, that they be expelled from the land with disgrace and that they shall have a great punishment in world hereafter (5:34). And tells us that for them (the unbelievers) garments of fire shall be cut and there shall be poured over their heads boiling water whereby whatever is in their bowels and skin shall be dissolved and they will be punished with hooked iron rods (22:19-22) and that they not only will have disgrace in this life, but on the Day of Judgment He shall make them taste the Penalty of burning (Fire) (22:9). The Qur'an says that those who invoke a god other than Allah not only should meet punishment in this world but the Penalty on the Day of Judgment will be doubled to them, and they will dwell therein in ignominy (25:68). For those who believe not in Allah and His Messenger, He has prepared, for those who reject Allah, a Blazing Fire! (48:13). Although we are asked to be compassionate amongst each other, we have to be harsh with unbelievers, our Christian, Jewish and Atheist neighbours and colleagues (48:29). As for him who does not believe in Islam, the Prophet announces with a stern command: Seize ye him, and bind ye him, And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire. Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits! This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High. And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent! So no friend hath he here this Day. Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds, Which none do eat but those in sin. (69:30-37) The Qur'an prohibits a Muslim from befriending a non-believer even if that non-believer is the father or the brother of that Muslim (9:23), (3:28). Our holy book asks us to be disobedient towards the disbelievers and their governments and strive against the unbelievers with great endeavour (25:52) and be stern with them because they belong to Hell (66:9). The holy Prophet prescribes fighting for us and tells us that it is good for us even if we dislike it (2:216). Then he advises us to strike off the heads of the disbelievers; and after making a wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives (47:4). Our God has promised to instil terror into the hearts of the unbelievers and has ordered us to smite above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them (8:12). He also assures us that when we kill in his name it is not us who slay them but Allah, in order that He might test the Believers by a gracious trial from Himself (8:17). He orders us to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies (8:60). He has made the Jihad mandatory and warns us that Unless we go forth, (for Jihad) He will punish us with a grievous penalty, and put others in our place (9:39). Allah speaks to our Holy Prophet and says O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern against them. Their abode is Hell - an evil refuge indeed (9:73).

He promises us that in the fight for His cause whether we slay or are slain we return to the garden of Paradise (9:111). In Paradise he will wed us with Houris (celestial virgins) pure beautiful ones (56:54), and unite us with large-eyed beautiful ones while we recline on our thrones set in lines (56:20). There we are promised to eat and drink pleasantly for what we did (56:19). He also promises boys like hidden pearls (56:24) and youth never altering in age like scattered pearls (for those who have paedophiliac inclinations) (76:19). As you see, Allah has promised all sorts or rewards, gluttony and unlimited sex to Muslim men who kill unbelievers in his name. We will be admitted to Paradise where we shall find goodly things, beautiful ones, pure ones confined to the pavilions that man has not touched them before nor jinni (56:67-71).In the West we enjoy freedom of belief but we are not supposed to give such freedom to anyone else because it is written If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good) (3:85). And He orders us to fight them on until there is no more tumult and faith in Allah is practiced everywhere (8:39). As for women the book of Allah says that they are inferior to men and their husbands have the right to scourge them if they are found disobedient (4:34). It advises to take a green branch and beat your wife, because a green branch is more flexible and hurts more. (38:44). It teaches that women will go to hell if they are disobedient to their husbands (66:10). It maintains that men have an advantage over the women (2:228). It not only denies the women's equal right to their inheritance (4:11-12), it also regards them as imbeciles and decrees that their witness is not admissible in the courts of law (2:282). This means that a woman who is raped cannot accuse her rapist unless she can produce a male witness. Our Holy Prophet allows us to marry up to four wives and he licensed us to sleep with our slave maids and as many 'captive' women as we may have (4:3) even if those women are already married. He himself did just that. This is why anytime a Muslim army subdues another nation, they call them kafir and allow themselves to rape their women. Pakistani soldiers allegedly raped up to 250,000 Bengali women in 1971 after they massacred 3,000,000 unarmed civilians when their religious leader decreed that Bangladeshis are un-Islamic. This is why the prison guards in Islamic regime of Iran rape the women that in their opinion are apostates prior to killing them, as they believe a virgin will not go to Hell.

Dear fellow Muslims:Is this the Islam you believe in? Is this your Most Merciful, Most Compassionate Allah whom you worship daily? Could Allah incite you to kill other peoples? Please understand that there is no terrorist gene - but there could be a terrorist mindset. That mindset finds its most fertile ground in the tenets of Islam. Denying it, and presenting Islam to the lay public as a religion of peace similar to Buddhism, is to suppress the truth. The history of Islam between the 7th and 14th centuries is riddled with violence, fratricide and wars of aggression, starting right from the death of the Prophet and during the so-called 'pure' or orthodox caliphate. And Muhammad himself hoisted the standard of killing, looting, massacres and bloodshed. How can we deny the entire history? The behaviour of our Holy Prophet as recorded in authentic Islamic sources is quite questionable from a modern viewpoint. The Prophet was a charismatic man but he had few virtues. Imitating him in all aspects of life (following the Sunnah) is both impossible and dangerous in the 21st century. Why are we so helplessly in denial over this simple issue? When the Prophet was in Mecca and he was still not powerful enough he called for tolerance. He said To you be your religion, and to me my religion (109:6). This famous quote is often misused to prove that the general principle of Qur'an is tolerance. He advised his follower to speak good to their enemies (2: 83), exhorted them to be patient (20:103) and said that there is no compulsion in religion (2:256). But that all changed drastically when he came to power. Then killing and slaying unbelievers with harshness and without mercy was justified in innumerable verses. The verses quoted to prove Islam's tolerance ignore many other verses that bear no trace of tolerance or forgiveness. Where is tolerance in this well-known verse Alarzu Lillah, Walhukmu Lillah. (The Earth belongs to Allah and thus only Allah's rule should prevail all over the earth.).Is it normal that a book revealed by God should have so many serious contradictions? The Prophet himself set the example of unleashing violence by invading the Jewish settlements, breaking treaties he had signed with them and banishing some of them after confiscating their belongings, massacring others and taking their wives and children as slaves. He inspected the youngsters and massacred all those who had pubic hair along with the men. Those who were younger he kept as slaves. He distributed the women captured in his raids among his soldiers keeping the prettiest for himself (33:50). He made sexual advances on Safiyah, a Jewish girl on the same day he captured her town Kheibar and killed her father, her husband and many of her relatives. Reyhana was another Jewish girl of Bani Quriza whom he used as a sex slave after killing all her male relatives. In the last ten years of his life he accumulated two scores of wives, concubines and sex slaves including the 9 year old Ayesha. These are not stories but records from authentic Islamic history and the Hadiths. It can be argued that this kind of behaviour was not unknown or unusual for the conquerors and leaders of the mediaeval world but these are not the activities befitting of a peaceful saint and certainly not someone who claimed to be the Mercy of God for all creation. There were known assassinations of adversaries during the Prophet's time, which he had knowledge of and had supported. Among them there was a 120 year old man, Abu 'Afak whose only crime was to compose a lyric satirical of the Prophet. (by Ibn Sa'd Kitab al Tabaqat al Kabir, Volume 2, page 32) Then when a poetess, a mother of 5 small children 'Asma' Bint Marwan wrote a poetry cursing the Arabs for letting Muhammad assassinate an old man, our Holy Prophet ordered her to be assassinated too in the middle of the night while her youngest child was suckling from her breast. (Sirat Rasul Allah (A. Guillaume's translation The Life of Muhammad) page 675, 676).The Prophet did develop a 'Robin Hood' image that justified raiding merchant caravans attacking cities and towns, killing people and looting their belongings in the name of social justice. Usama Bin Laden is also trying to create the same image. But Robin Hood didn't claim to be a prophet or a pacifist nor did he care for apologist arguments. He did not massacre innocent people indiscriminately nor did he profit by reducing free people to slaves and then trading them. With the known and documented violent legacy of Islam, how can we suddenly rediscover it as a religion of peace in the free world in the 21st century? Isn't this the perpetuation of a lie by a few ambitious leaders in order to gain political control of the huge and ignorant Muslim population? They are creating a polished version of Islam by completely ignoring history. They are propagating the same old dogma for simple believing people in a crisp new modern package. Their aim: to gain political power in today's high-tension world. They want to use the confrontational power of the original Islam to catalyse new conflicts and control new circles of power.

Dear conscientious Muslims, please question yourselves. Isn't this compulsive following of a man who lived 1400 years ago leading us to doom in a changing world? Do the followers of any other religion follow one man in such an all-encompassing way? Who are we deceiving, them or ourselves? Dear brothers and sisters, see how our Umma (people) has sunk into poverty and how it lags behind the rest of the world. Isn't it because we are following a religion that is outdated and impractical? In this crucial moment of history, when a great catastrophe has befallen us and a much bigger one is lying ahead, should not we wake up from our 1400 years of slumber and see where things have gone wrong? Hatred has filled the air and the world is bracing itself for its doomsday. Should we not ask ourselves whether we have contributed, wittingly or unwittingly, to this tragedy and whether we can stop the great disaster from happening?Unfortunately the answer to the first question is yes. Yes we have contributed to the rise of fundamentalism by merely claiming Islam is a religion of peace, by simply being a Muslim and by saying our shahada (testimony that Allah is the only God and Muhammad is his messenger). By our shahada we have recognized Muhammad as a true messenger of God and his book as the words of God. But as you saw above those words are anything but from God. They call for killing, they are prescriptions for hate and they foment intolerance. And when the ignorant among us read those hate-laden verses, they act on them and the result is the infamous September 11, human bombs in Israel, massacres in East Timor and Bangladesh, kidnappings and killings in the Philippines, slavery in the Sudan, honour killings in Pakistan and Jordan, torture in Iran, stoning and maiming in Afghanistan and Iran, violence in Algeria, terrorism in Palestine and misery and death in every Islamic country. We are responsible because we endorse Islam and hail it as a religion of God. And we are as guilty as those who put into practice what the Qur'an preaches - and ironically we are the main victims too. If we are not terrorists, if we love peace, if we cried with the rest of the word for what happened in New York, then why are we supporting the Qur'an that preaches killing, that advocates holy war, that calls for the murder of non-Muslims? It is not the extremists who have misunderstood Islam. They do literally what the Qur'an asks them to do. It is we who misunderstand Islam. We are the ones who are confused. We are the ones who wrongly assume that Islam is the religion of peace. Islam is not a religion of peace. In its so-called pure form it can very well be interpreted as a doctrine of hate. Terrorists are doing just that and we the intellectual apologists of Islam are justifying it. We can stop this madness. Yes, we can avert the disaster that is hovering over our heads. Yes, we can denounce the doctrines that promote hate. Yes, we can embrace the rest of humanity with love. Yes, we can become part of a united world, members of one human family, flowers of one garden. We can dump the claim of infallibility of our Book, and the questionable legacy of our Prophet.Dear friends, there is no time to waste. Let us put an end to this lie. Let us not fool ourselves. Islam is not a religion of peace, of tolerance, of equality or of unity of humankind. Let us read the Qur'an. Let us face the truth even if it is painful. As long as we keep this lie alive, as long as we hide our head in the sands of Arabia we are feeding terrorism. As long as you and I keep calling Qur'an the unchangeable book of God, we cannot blame those who follow the teachings therein. As long as we pay our Khums and Zakat our money goes to promote Islamic expansionism and that means terrorism, Jihad and war. Islam divides the world in two. Darul Harb (land of war) and Darul Islam (land of Islam). Darul Harb is the land of the infidels, Muslims are required to infiltrate those lands, proselytise and procreate until their numbers increase and then start the war and fight and kill the people and impose the religion of Islam on them and convert that land into Darul Islam. In all fairness we denounce this betrayal. This is abuse of the trust. How can we make war in the countries that have sheltered us? How can we kill those who have befriended us? Yet willingly or unwillingly we have become pawns in this Islamic Imperialism. Let us see what great Islamic scholars have had to say in this respect.Dr. M. Khan the translator of Sahih Bukhari and the Qur'an into English wrote: Allah revealed in Sura Bara'at (Repentance, IX) the order to discard (all) obligations (covenants, etc), and commanded the Muslims to fight against all the Pagans as well as against the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) if they do not embrace Islam, till they pay the Jizia (a tax levied on the Jews and Christians) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued (as it is revealed in 9:29). So the Muslims were not permitted to abandon the fighting against them (Pagans, Jews and Christians) and to reconcile with them and to suspend hostilities against them for an unlimited period while they are strong and have the ability to fight against them. So at first the fighting was forbidden, then it was permitted, and after that it was made obligatory [Introduction to English translation of Sahih Bukhari, p.xxiv.] Dr. Sobhy as-Saleh, a contemporary Islamic academician quoted Imam Suyuti the author of Itqan Fi 'Ulum al- Qur'an who wrote: The command to fight the infidels was delayed until the Muslims become strong, but when they were weak they were commanded to endure and be patient. [ Sobhy as_Saleh, Mabaheth Fi 'Ulum al- Qur'an, Dar al-'Ilm Lel-Malayeen, Beirut, 1983, p. 269.]Dr. Sobhy, in a footnote, commends the opinion of a scholar named Zarkashi who said: Allah the most high and wise revealed to Mohammad in his weak condition what suited the situation, because of his mercy to him and his followers. For if He gave them the command to fight while they were weak it would have been embarrassing and most difficult, but when the most high made Islam victorious He commanded him with what suited the situation, that is asking the people of the Book to become Muslims or to pay the levied tax, and the infidels to become Muslims or face death. These two options, to fight or to have peace return according to the strength or the weakness of the Muslims. [ibid p. 270]Other Islamic scholars (Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi, Ga'far ar-Razi, Rabi' Ibn 'Ons, 'Abil-'Aliyah, Abd ar-Rahman Ibn Zayd Ibn 'Aslam, etc.) agree that the verse Slay the idolaters wherever you find them (9:5) cancelled those few earlier verses that called for tolerance in the Qur'an and were revealed when Islam was weak. Can you still say that Islam is the religion of peace? We propose a solution.

We know too well that it is not easy to denounce our faith because it means denouncing a part of ourselves. We are a group of freethinkers and humanists with Islamic roots. Discovering the truth and leaving the religion of our fathers and forefathers was a painful experience. But after learning what Islam stands for we had no choice but to leave it. After becoming familiar with the Qur'an the choice became clear: It is either Islam or humanity. If Islam thrives, then humanity will die. We decided to side with humanity. Culturally we are still Muslims but we no longer believe in Islam as the true religion of God. We are humanists. We love humanity. We work for the unity of humankind. We work for equality between men and women. We strive for the secularisation of Islamic countries, for democracy and freedom of thought, belief and expression. We decided to live no longer in self-deception but to embrace humanity, and to enter into the new millennium hand in hand with people of other cultures and beliefs in amity and in peace.We denounce the violence that is eulogized in the Qur'an as holy war (Jihad). We condemn killing in the name of God. We believe in the sanctity of human life, not in the inviolability of beliefs and religions. We invite you to join us and the rest of humanity and become part of the family of humankind - in love, camaraderie and peace.

Arabic translation الترجمة العربية

See http://www.centerforinquiry.net/isis and http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ for more.

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1644   Patrick   2022 Jan 10, 11:15am  


U.S.—In order to show respect for the victims of the horrific attacks in Sri Lanka over the weekend, several top Democrats have vowed not to mention their religion at all.

"The best way we can show reverence for these victims," former president Barack Obama said, "is to be very careful not to mention that they were Ch---I mean, not to mention their religion. Oops, almost used the C-word there."

"If we need to construct strained descriptors for them, that's what we'll do," he added solemnly. "We'll make up contrived terms like 'Easter worshipers' and make sure that all our fellow Democrats follow these protocols."

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton agreed, pointing out that it would simply be disrespectful to point out that these Christians were being targeted for their faith.

"Christians being persecuted doesn't fit in with our narrative. Therefore, it would be inappropriate for us to label them what they were. Instead, we'll make up really odd-sounding phrases and do verbal backflips to avoid saying the name of their religion."

"Besides, what difference, at this point, does it make?" she said.
1645   Patrick   2022 Jan 16, 4:59pm  


The FBI has identified the the man who took hostages at a Texas synagogue on Jan. 15 and was shot dead after an hours-long standoff as British national Malik Faisal Akram.

Akram was shot and killed when an FBI SWAT team stormed the building of the Congregation Beth Israel near Fort Worth, Texas, at around 9 p.m., following a 10-hour standoff in which four people were taken hostage.

Colleyville Police Chief Michael Miller confirmed at a press conference late Saturday that the suspect had been killed.

All the hostages were rescued unharmed, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced late Saturday.

Somehow the woke left hallucinates a Muslim taking Jews hostage as "white supremacy":

1648   AmericanKulak   2022 Jan 17, 1:09pm  

The Media moved on to "Trumpler Rally" very quickly.

Just like the Media ignored a Palestinian Style Car Ramming at a Christmas Parade.
1649   Rin   2022 Jan 17, 4:12pm  

Patrick says
But the woke left hallucinates this as "white supremacy":

Here's the thing, Saudi Arabians see themselves are more 'white' than the Sudanese (or even further south) Muslims, who in their minds are black slaves. So yeah, the white supremacy thing even exists in the Islamic world.

Realize, slavery exists in the Muslim world whereas it was eradicated in the west by the 20th century.
1650   Bd6r   2022 Jan 17, 4:54pm  

About the Texas hostage thing, it is rumored that the rabbi threw chair at terrorist and then everyone escaped. After that, FBI shot the hostage taker. This shows that RABBI was more professional than FBI nitwits who professionally chase only overweight and unarmed JAN 6 INSURRECTIONISTS!
1651   Patrick   2022 Jan 19, 6:25am  


Faced with some high-profile crimes, our law enforcement authorities are finding it hard to say what has prompted “suspects” to pursue deadly violence.

Even President Biden found himself baffled by what would lead a known Islamist terrorist to invade a synagogue on Saturday night and hold a rabbi and other members of his congregation hostage.

The FBI likewise for a period expressed its bewilderment. The hostage taker had demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a convicted Islamic terrorist held in a Texas prison, but the FBI wasn’t about to draw any inferences from his choice of hostages or his principal demand. The FBI professed to know nothing of his motives — and President Biden nodded in agreement. He praised the good work of the police and the FBI but warned the American public away from speculating about “the motivations of the hostage taker.”
1652   Patrick   2022 Jan 19, 7:59pm  


The official FBI story released to countless reporters and news agencies goes something like this:

At the perfect moment, and with total disregard for their own safety, a swarm of heroic FBI agents rushed the synagogue where a Muslim man with no terroristic intent and nothing but love for the Jewish people had seemingly by accident managed to take four Jews hostage and somehow (likely the work of white supremacist misinformation operatives) was falsely accused of demanding the release from prison of some terrorist who just happens to be Muslim; whereupon, our brave and skillful Knights of the FBI did exchange with said misunderstood hostage-taker intense and perilous gunfire—a hellacious hail of bullets, by all accounts—killing the hapless gentleman (to our chagrin), but freeing the terrified worshippers who, by freak coincidence were of the Jewish faith, bringing great credit upon themselves, the FBI, and the United States of America. So help us God.

That’s more or less how the FBI described its own actions.

But I get the feeling the FBI now wishes it had shot the hostages and freed the Mohammedan.

According to Nolte, the FBI’s self-congratulatory account is 100% pure horse manure. A lie. As fake as CDC statistic.

The actual hostages and video from the scene tell a story of desperate people and a heroic rabbi who saw an opening and freed themselves while the FBI sat about in windbreakers looking for white supremacists to shoot.

Nolte links a Tweet with transcript snippet from the rabbi’s interview with local television news reporter:
Twitter avatar for @BGrueskinBill Grueskin @BGrueskin
Texas rabbi:

“The last hour of the standoff, he wasn’t getting what he wanted. It didn’t look good. We were terrified.

“When I saw an opportunity .. the exit wasn’t too far away. I threw a chair at the gunman and I headed for the door.”

January 17th 2022
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TRANSCRIPT: The last hour of the standoff, he wasn’t getting what he wanted. It didn’t look good. We were terrified. And when I saw an opportunity where he wasn’t in a good position, I made sure that the two gentlemen who were still with me, that they were ready to go. The exit wasn’t too far away. I told them to ‘go’. I threw a chair at the gunman and I headed for the door and all three of us were able to get out without a shot being fired.

He threw a chair at the gunman.

They got out “without a shot being fired.”

So much for “storming” the building.

Of course, the FBI could say, “it’s his word against ours.” Except for this video, which is bound to be flushed down the memory hole by morning.

The video clearly shows the hostages exiting the building exactly as the rabbi described. The video also shows the FBI milling about casually until surprised by the hostages’ sudden emergence. Only after the hostages had freed themselves did the heroes of the FBI rush in to kill and blow up the Mohammedan.

We know that, once again, the FBI lied. However, we don’t know whether the hostage-taker posed an immediate danger or if the FBI murdered him to steal all the credit.

Based on the FBI’s infamous and sordid history, I’m betting on the latter.
1653   Patrick   2022 Jan 19, 8:00pm  

Bd6r says
About the Texas hostage thing, it is rumored that the rabbi threw chair at terrorist and then everyone escaped. After that, FBI shot the hostage taker. This shows that RABBI was more professional than FBI nitwits who professionally chase only overweight and unarmed JAN 6 INSURRECTIONISTS!

Yes, that seems true. @Bd6r

See https://www.hennessysview.com/p/fbi-proves-me-righttheyre-liars?source=patrick.net

Also posted above.
1654   AmericanKulak   2022 Jan 28, 11:03pm  

Apartment for Rent in the Open Air Prison Camp of Gaza.


Bigger and nicer than some I saw in Buenos Aries.
1655   gabbar   2022 Feb 18, 3:52am  

Doctrine of Jihad by Dr. Swamy

1400 years old History and strategy of invasion is still a brutal threat to non Islamic civilizations. All doubts about Jihad get clear after knowing this. Non Muslims must know this.

This article is based on Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s speech in U.S.A. based purport given by David Woods – An American Scholar.

Muhammad told Muslims that world is in 3 parts. Muslims behaviour must be different in each of those three parts (Jihad e Asghar).

1st PART OF JIHAD: WHEN MUSLIMS ARE IN MINORITY AND MAJORITY IS UNITED (Dar al Aman): In this part Islam guides Muslims to be friends of Kafirs (non-Muslims) on face and within one must see them as enemy. Be united, increase population anyhow. Example, In Australia there is 2% Muslim population. A scholar Imam once demanded the government that we are Muslims and we need different Sharia laws for marriage, divorce etc. The then lady Prime Minister of Australia said that the people who need Sharia must go and live in the countries that have Sharia. Next day all the Muslims collectively accepted that they are happy with Australian civil law and that Imam is mad, so, do not bother. “This is where one will find all moderate good Muslims only”. What Muslims agreed in Australia, will never accept in India.

2nd PART OF JIHAD: WHEN MUSLIMS ARE IN MINORITY AND MAJORITY IS NOT UNITED (Dar al Harb): Here Islam says that kill whomsoever raise voice against you, Be united, increase population and keep on demanding for Sharia laws one after another. “This is where one will find moderate good Muslims and extreme Radical Jihadi Muslims mix. Means radical Jihadi Muslims hide within the cover of moderate good Muslims in a way grasshopper hides within grass for prey”. Here Moderate good Muslims (Movie stars or influential celebrities, authors, writers, painters, musicians etc) give cover to Radical Jihadi Muslims to keep the majority confuse. Eg. In France a Painter was killed for painting 7 years old child bride of Prophet Muhammed with 53 years old Prophet Muhammed (Kill whomsoever raise voice against you) but when in India a famous Padma Bhushan award winner Muslim painter M.F. Hussain painted nude goddess on the lap of Jesus, nothing happened to him rather good moderate Muslims supported his actions with silence as usual. No good moderate Muslim ever condemn when tens of thousands of Yazidi females were taken as sex slaves and raped from morning to night by different radical Muslim Jihadis everyday only to be sold as cheap as $10 – $500 per girl in Muslim markets later. Muslims shout for Gaza everyday but pin drop silence on Yazidi females brutalised as sex slaves. Whenever and wherever Radical Jihadi Muslims do crime against non Muslims then no good moderate Muslim condemn it till the time it is super emergency to defend Islam. Islam permits Muslims to lie “Lie to defend or strengthen Islam”. Rather they support the act by silence or confuse the majority with one or two examples of good moderate Muslims. They generally say that “All Muslims are not bad and just due to handful of Radicals whole Islam can’t be blamed”.

3rd PART OF JIHAD: WHEN MUSLIMS BECOME MAJORITY (Dar al Islam): Kill non Muslim (Kafirs) or convert them. Take whatever they possess. Take Kafir women as sex slaves. Force them till they agree to accept Islam. It is halal (pious deed) and whomsoever will call it haram (sinful activity) is a sinner and must be slain. Forceful sex with sex slaves is not considered as rape as per Islam. “Sex with woman that your right hand possess is halal (pious)”. Non Muslim Kafir Sex slaves that are captured during Jihad comes under the heading “women that your right hand possess” as per Islam. Children born from sex slaves are newborn Jihadi Muslims who are given Radical Jihad training since childhood. This is where one will find only extreme Radical Jihadi Muslims and all the so called good moderate Muslims suddenly vanish into nowhere. Resent example of this is seen in Iraq where nearly all the young non muslim girls and women were taken as slaves by Radical Jihadis. Even 8- 10 years old kid girls were taken as sex slaves and got gang raped everyday from morning to night. Whole Yazidi religion civilization is destroyed to the extent it could be destroyed. In Kashmir January 1990, few lac hindu males were killed, few Lac of hindu girls and women were made to march nude on roads before gang rapes and taken as sex slaves. Around 5 Lac (500,000) Kashmiri hindus became refugees in own country leaving behind their homes, businesses and some of them even their daughters and women.

Cent Percent of Kashmiri Muslim population supported Jihad on peaceful defenceless Kafir Hindus. No moderate good Muslim ever spoke about it yet. Recently few hindu sex slaves were rescued by defence forces from the refugee camps of Rohingya Muslims, who told that their fathers, husbands, brothers and nearly all male family members were killed in front of them and they were taken as sex slaves to get raped from morning to evening, everyday. This was covered one or two news channels only, when the forces recovered 99 dead bodies of Hindus in Myanmar that were slaughtered and buried by Rohingya Muslims. Many hindu women were made pregnant by Jihadis. Recently exact story was repeated in West Bengal, Asansol and Raniganj in the year 2018. In these two neighbouring cities Muslims are in Majority collectively. Hindu males were killed by Jihadis on the day of their festival Ram Navami. Hindu males were killed, many hindu women were taken as sex slaves after mass gang-rapes, thousands of Hindus were forced by situation to live in refugee camps leaving behind everything. Bengal Chief Minister only cared for block Muslim vote bank as in Democracies only number of votes matter for politicians generally and Muslims around the globe in all the Democracies vote as block. There’s a pin drop silence among all good moderate Muslims regarding all these cases of brutality. Example of Darul Islam are- Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Arab, Kashmir, Kairana U.P., Dhulagarh -Bengal, Malda -West Bengal, Raniganj- Bengal, Asansol – Bengal and so on.

Above are some facts, figures and statistics of what actually is happening around the globe.

What is the difference between inner Jihad (Jihad E Akbar) and external Jihad (Jihad E Asghar)?
Whenever someone speaks about doctrine of Jihad then the Islamic scholars give an argument that this is not Jihad and Jihad is actually doing good deeds to others like helping someone is Jihad, to give water to thirsty person is Jihad and so on. Another argument Scholars put is that Islam says to kill one innocent person means killing whole humanity. So people generally get confuse whether this is true Jihad, about which this scholar is telling or that is true Jihad which huge armies like terrorist organisations around the globe are doing? To know Jihad from root one must know who is Kafir? So, let’s find out.

Who is KAFIR as per Islam?
Kafir (non believer or non Muslim):
1. Who doesn’t have faith in Almighty Allah is Kafir Or
2. Who doesn’t have faith in Prophet Muhammed is Kafir.
3. Who do Murti Pooja, Buth Parasti (Vigraha Seva) is Kafir Or
4. People of other faiths are Kafirs Or
5. Who have faith in any other religion or religions along with Islam is also Kafir.
A person that fulfills any of the above 5 criterias is Kafir.

Difference between Jihad E Akbar and Jihad E Asghar as mentioned in Islam
Jihad E Akbar is all about how to be a good Muslim has nothing to do with Non Muslim Kafirs. It is about doing good deeds to other Muslims. It also refers to that- Muslims must conquer their inner bad qualities and develop good one’s. As per Islam being Kafir or Kufr is considered as biggest crime. There is no provision of good deeds or mercy for such criminals as per Islam. To kill a criminal kafir is always halal (pious deed as per Islam). Only Muslim can be innocent and Kafir is always a criminal, so, that saying of Islam which says- to kill an innocent means to kill whole humanity is not applicable on non Muslim Kafirs. Kafirs are eligible to get mercy only if they get ready to convert into Islam else they are dealt as per Jihad E Asghar mentioned in Swamy’s speech.

Jihad E Asghar is all about how to deal with non Muslim Kafirs as mentioned above in the article.

Non Muslims are not concerned with how to be a good Muslim or Jihad E Akbar but Jihad E Asghar and how Muslims deal with Kafirs is definitely a matter of concern for non Muslims.

List of some of the terrorist organisations around the globe with huge followings (in millions) who are doing Jihad and also training Muslims around the globe to instigate Jihad on (non-Muslim) Kafirs. They are preaching, radicalising and training through Mosques, Madrassas (Muslim schools) and Social Media.

1. Al-Shabab (Africa),
2. Al Murabitun (Africa),
3. Al-Qaeda (Afghanistan),
4. Al-Qaeda (Islamic Maghreb),
5. Al-Qaeda (Indian Subcontinent),
6. Al-Qaeda (Arabian Peninsula),
7. Hamas (Palestine),
8. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (Palestine),
9. Popular Front for the Liberation of (Palestine),
10. Hezbollah (Lebanon),
11. Ansar al-Sharia-Benghazi (Lebanon),
12. Asbat Al-Ansar (Lebanon),
13. ISIS (Iraq),
14. ISIS (Syria),
15. ISIS (Caucus)
16. ISIS (Libya)
17. ISIS (Yemen)
18. ISIS (Algeria),
19. ISIS (Philippines)
20. Jund al-Sham (Afghanistan),
21. Al-Mourabitoun (Lebanon),
22. Abdullah Azzam Brigades (Lebanon),
23. Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya (Somalia),
24. Al-Haramain Foundation (Saudi Arabia),
25. Ansar-Al-Sharia (Moroccan),
26. Moroccan Mud Jadine (Morocco),
27. Salafia Jihadia (Morocco),
28. Boko Haram (Afrika),
29. Islamic movement of (Uzbekistan),
30. Islamic Jihad Union (Uzbekistan),
31. Islamic Jihad Union (Germany),
32. DRW True-Religion (Germany)
33. Fajar Nusantara Movement (Germany)
34. DIK Hildesheim (Germany)
35. Jaish-e-Mohammed (Kashmir),
36. Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (Syria),
37. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (Syria),
38. Jamaat al Dawa al Quran (Afghanistan),
39. Jundallah (Iran)
40. Quds Force (Iran)
41. Kata’ib Hezbollah (Iraq),
42. Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya (Somalia),
43. Egyptian Islamic Jihad (Egypt),
44. Jund al-Sham (Jordan)
45. Fajar Nusantara Movement (Australia)
46. Society of the Revival of Islamic
47. Heritage (Terror funding, WorldWide offices)
48. Taliban (Afghanistan),
49. Taliban (Pakistan),
50. Tehrik-i-Taliban (Pakistan),
51. Army of Islam (Syria),
52. Islamic Movement (Israel)
53. Ansar Al Sharia (Tunisia),
54. Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of (Jerusalem),
55. Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (Libya),
Movement for Oneness and Jihad in (West Africa),
56. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (Palestine)
57. Tevhid-Selam (Al-Quds Army)
58. Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (Morocco),
59. Caucasus Emirate (Russia),
60. Dukhtaran-e-Millat Feminist Islamists (India),
61. Indian Mujahideen (India),
62. Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (India)
63. Ansar al-Islam (India)
64. Students Islamic Movement of (India),
65. Harakat Mujahideen (India),
66. Hizbul Mujahideen(India)
67. Lashkar e Islam(India)
68. Jund al-Khilafah (Algeria),
69. Turkistan Islamic Party,
70. Egyptian Islamic Jihad (Egypt),
71. Great Eastern Islamic Raiders’ Front (Turkey),
72. Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Pakistan),
73. Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (Pakistan),
74. Lashkar e Tayyiba(Pakistan)
75. Lashkar e Jhangvi(Pakistan)
Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (Pakistan),
76. Jamaat ul-Ahrar (Pakistan),
77. Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (Pakistan),
78. Jamaat Ul-Furqan (Pakistan),
79. Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (Syria),
80. Ansar al-Din Front (Syria),
81. Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Syria),
82. Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (Syria),
83. Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement (Syria),
84. Liwa al-Haqq (Syria),
85. Al-Tawhid Brigade (Syria),
86. Jund al-Aqsa (Syria),
87. Al-Tawhid Brigade (Syria),
88. Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade (Syria),
89. Khalid ibn al-Walid Army (Syria),
90. Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (Afghanistan),
91. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (Afghanistan)
92. Hizb ut-Tahrir (Worldwide Caliphate),
93. Hizbul Mujahideen (Kashmir),
94. Ansar Allah (Yemen),
95. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (USA),
96. Jamaat Mujahideen (India),
97. Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (Indonesia),
98. Hizbut Tahrir (Indonesia),
99. Fajar Nusantara Movement (Indonesia),
100. Jemaah Islamiyah (Indonesia),
101. Jemaah Islamiyah (Philippines),
102. Jemaah Islamiyah (Singapore),
103. Jemaah Islamiyah (Thailand),
104. Jemaah Islamiyah (Malaysia),
105. Ansar Dine (Africa),
106. Asbat al-Ansar (Palestine),
107. Hizb ut-Tahrir (Group connecting
108. Islamic Caliphates across the world into one world Islamic Caliphate)
109. Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order (Iraq)
110. Al Nusra Front (Syria),
111. Al-Badr (Pakistan),
112. Islam4UK (UK),
113. Al Ghurabaa (UK),
114. Call to Submission (UK),
115. Islamic Path (UK),
116. London School of Sharia (UK),
117. Muslims Against Crusades (UK),
118. Need4Khilafah (UK),
119. The Shariah Project (UK),
120. The Islamic Dawah Association (UK),
121. The Saviour Sect (UK),
123. Jamaat Ul-Furqan (UK),
124. Minbar Ansar Deen (UK),
125. Al-Muhajiroun (UK) (Lee Rigby, London 2017 members),
126. Islamic Council of Britain (UK) (Not to be confused with Official Muslim Council of Britain),
127. Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah (UK),
128.Al-Gama’a (Egypt),
129. Al-Islamiyya (Egypt),
130. Armed Islamic men of (Algeria),
131. Salafist Group for Call and Combat (Algeria),
132. Ansaru (Algeria),
133. Ansar-Al-Sharia (Libya),
134. Al Ittihad Al Islamia (Somalia),
135. Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia),
136. Al-Shabab (Africa),
137. Al-Aqsa Foundation (Germany)
138. Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Palestine),
139. Abu Sayyaf (Philippines),
140. Aden-Abyan Islamic Army (Yemen),
141. Ajnad Misr (Egypt),
142. Abu Nidal Organization (Palestine),
143. Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (Indonesia).

About Dr. Subramanian Swamy

Dr. Swamy is Ex- Professor of economics from Harvard University, Indian Parliamentarian. Supreme court Lawyer, Leading Indian Economist, Statistician, current Rajya Sabha member. List is long, so not mentioning all. Dr. Swamy is known for speaking difficult truths with facts, logics and statistics. Dr. Swamy is awarded by P.M. Narendra Modi for his tremendous work and sacrifices to end the eighteen months long Emergency Rule imposed by Smt. Indira Gandhi, else India would have been Dictator Rule Country like North Korea instead of Democracy.

Content and facts mentioned in the Article are taken from the various speeches of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, David Woods, Nabeel Qureshi (Ex-muslim Islamic Scholar).

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely of the author.
1656   richwicks   2022 Feb 18, 5:02am  

gabbar says
List of some of the terrorist organisations around the globe with huge followings (in millions) who are doing Jihad

Our government has just lied us into 3 wars, probably 4 over the last 20 years.

Just because these assholes make up a bunch of names, and claim that there's million followers of them, and designates them as terrorist groups - why do you believe them?

Our nation brought back slavery to Libya and left it in civil war. It completely fucked up Syria. It's entirely fucked up Iraq and Afghanistan. I don't see the millions of terrorists doing it here, or in Europe or anywhere. The US has bombed 7 nations over the last 20 years - can you name these nations without looking them up? Can you name the bullshit excuse they did it for?

If the West just left the Middle East the fuck alone and closed the borders to them, problem solved. It's the US causing these dumb fucking problems. The US blows up some fucking country, then says "hey, which one of you people we just killed the family of wants to become a refugee in the United States?"

Our enemies aren't in other countries, they are here and they've always been here. We have domestic enemies that are purposely importing foreign enemies THEY CREATED.

Please, get a fucking hold on your criminal fucking government? Those are the fucking criminals causing these problems. Gee, we have all these Muslim refugees doing "terrorist" acts in the United States - who the FUCK is letting them come into the United States? Our own fucking government is.
1657   B.A.C.A.H.   2022 Feb 18, 5:35am  

richwicks says
Please, get a fucking hold on your criminal fucking government? Those are the fucking criminals causing these problems.

Is it hopeless? Is it time for you to leave?
1658   richwicks   2022 Feb 18, 9:02am  

B.A.C.A.H. says
richwicks says
Please, get a fucking hold on your criminal fucking government? Those are the fucking criminals causing these problems.

Is it hopeless? Is it time for you to leave?

Holy shit people like you are fucking short sighted.

Everything that the US has done overseas will be used here. Why do you think Julian Assange is in jail? Why do you think Edward Snowden is in exile?

As cruel as this is to say, people like you, I hope you all are fully vaccinated. Maybe then, for a little bit of time, you're going to realize just what kind of fucking government your complete negligence and total lack of civic duty brought you. You deserve it, because you haven't lifted a finger or burned a single braincell to figure out what is going on.

Your government is OBVIOUSLY a criminal syndicate, and there's nowhere to escape.

original link

Congratulations useful idiot, it fell on your deaf ears. You think "oh gee, if we just elect a Republican". There's no difference between the parties. How after decades can't you understand this? People like you are willingly ignorant and I'm sick of it.
1659   B.A.C.A.H.   2022 Feb 18, 12:40pm  

richwicks says
Holy shit people like you are fucking short sighted.
As cruel as this is to say, people like you, I hope you all are fully vaccinated. Maybe then, for a little bit of time, you're going to realize your complete negligence and total lack of civic duty brought you.
You deserve it, because you haven't lifted a finger or burned a single braincell
Congratulations useful idiot,
People like you are willingly ignorant

Wow. Lots of anger directed at someone you know nothing about. Must be challenging to live around people, have relationships and all.

But of course, it's always someone else's fault.
1660   richwicks   2022 Feb 18, 3:31pm  

B.A.C.A.H. says
richwicks says
Holy shit people like you are fucking short sighted.
As cruel as this is to say, people like you, I hope you all are fully vaccinated. Maybe then, for a little bit of time, you're going to realize your complete negligence and total lack of civic duty brought you.
You deserve it, because you haven't lifted a finger or burned a single braincell
Congratulations useful idiot,
People like you are willingly ignorant

Wow. Lots of anger directed at someone you know nothing about. Must be challenging to live around people, have relationships and all.

But of course, it's always someone else's fault.

There has been an ongoing fight to educate people as to what sort of shit criminal government we have for 30 years because the people that know are far, FAR too weak to take it on and we cannot take it on even with force because we would be seen as overthrowing it. We have to educate. We gave you all the tools to see. I'm from the egghead generation that made the Internet.

This government is nothing more than a criminal syndicate. I thought 20 years ago once it was OBVIOUS that George W. Bush lied this nation into a war, what the fucking Nazis did, there would be some public outcry. No - Nancy Pelosi took "impeachment off the table" - why? Nobody complained. Then the George W. Bush in blackface after a diction class was put into office. This mother fucker lied us into two more goddamned wars.

You're like "well get the fuck out of this nation if you don't support this fucking awful government". I'm trying to help you ungrateful fucks and your fucking kids.

We are VERY OBVIOUSLY headed to a two tiered society and have been since the 1990s. Everybody knows this. Do you think a society without a middle class is preferable EVEN IF you end up on top? It will be hell for the lower class for a generation or two until it overthrows the oligarchy, and then we'll be a 3rd world fucked up nation for next several hundred years.

In the 1990's I thought just making the devices that powered the Internet would end this shit. I figured people once they could talk would talk all over the world and realize they aren't enemies with some Libyan, or Somalian, Afghani, or RUSSIAN. You're not friends with them either, but why are you supporting a fucking government getting into a tangle with them? But "patriots" still do.

Right now, our CIA installed meat puppet president is threatening WWIII with Russia over Ukraine - a nation neither you nor I give a shit about that has an ancient history with Russia. Why the FUCK are we involved? But you're a "patriot" aren't you?

For fucks sake, how obvious does it have to be for people? Our government is the world's terrorists, our government threatens our rights, OUR government is our enemy. See my name? That's my ACTUAL name, not a pseudonym. I stood up 20 years ago, and you fuckers won't. This is the land of the cowardly slaves, not the land of the free and the brave. I'm just so fucking sick of the propaganda, and the pussies. Most Americans don't even dare to HAVE a mind, much less speak one. They don't even dare to think, much less speak.

And you are exactly right, it's not MY fault we're at this place. I'm not vaccinated, I've told my employer to get stuffed if they insist - I'm in Santa Clara County, I opposed every fucking war we've been in since 2000 openly, I will openly speak about 9/11 as I do not believe we have been told the truth about it. I have fucking balls and brains most people don't DARE to have. If our asshole meat puppet drags us into WWIII and drafts me for that fucking war, I'm going to jail because I will not cooperate - doubt there's much risk though at 50. Still I'm not going to that war.

I could leave this nation but I won't. My great grandfather left Poland just prior to the Nazi invasion. He had the paranoid gene, and I do too. I can't be certain what it is, but I feel something major is happening. This "covid" bullshit is just the appetizer. Either we push back and fix it here, or the WORLD is fucked. I'm 50. I'm old enough to die and I could never be intimidated by the criminal fucks that calls itself my government. I've paid a price for this, well you'd consider it a price. A lot of people sold out for something I feel to this day was worthless. If this country doesn't survive as an ACTUAL republic - we're back in the feudal system for fuck knows how long. We're not currently a republic at this point either, it's an oligarchical dictatorship.
1661   B.A.C.A.H.   2022 Feb 18, 3:57pm  

richwicks says
you ungrateful fucks and your fucking kids

You really know how to convince people.
1662   richwicks   2022 Feb 18, 4:00pm  

B.A.C.A.H. says
richwicks says
you ungrateful fucks and your fucking kids

You really know how to convince people.

Dude, pull your fucking weight. I'm tired of trying to haul you assholes along. I'm too old for it.

There's people that have been trying for DECADES to get you to do some MINIMAL amount of civic responsibility. Julian Assange is in my generation, he will die in prison, as a political prisoner. He was even more naive than me, but I've not been in jail for 10 years but I get an IRS audit pretty regularly.
1663   B.A.C.A.H.   2022 Feb 18, 4:02pm  

richwicks says
Dude, pull your fucking weight.

Maybe I do. Just not into boasting about it here, don't feel the need to impress here.

Do you speak with your spouse/partner and kids like that, or just while blogging?
1664   Patrick   2022 Apr 27, 11:17pm  


Political Correctness has its roots in Stalinism, and is as old as Marx himself, as old as the first lie every told by a snake in Eden. But since 9/11, with both their idols of multiculturalism and socialism smashed, the press and the Left generally expelled their less extreme elements from their midst, or shamed them into silence, and embraced falsehood as the source and summit of all good.

This is what I call ‘the Unreality Principle’ which is the principle that a lie is better than the truth because to lie and to believe a lie proves one’s loyalty. To lie and believe lies is morally superior than to tell and believe the truth, and the more outrageous the lie, the greater the moral superiority one can award oneself.

The Chinese have an epigram for this, as they have for most things political and practical.

It is written this way: 指鹿為馬 (zhi lu wei ma). Literally translated, the four characters mean ‘point deer, make horse’.

The word 為 for ‘make’ also means ‘to transform’ or ‘to serve as’ or ‘to make believe.’ So the epigram means ‘Calling a deer a horse.’

As with all Chinese epigrams, there is a story behind it:

Zhao Gao was contemplating treason but was afraid the other officials would not heed his commands, so he decided to test them first. He brought a deer and presented it to the Emperor but called it a horse. The Emperor laughed and said, “Is the chancellor perhaps mistaken, calling a deer a horse?” Then the emperor questioned those around him. Some remained silent, while some, hoping to ingratiate themselves with Zhao Gao, said it was a horse, and others said it was a deer. Zhao Gao secretly arranged for all those who said it was a deer to be brought before the law and had them executed instantly.

You see how the Unreality Principle works. Bringing in a pony and calling it a horse won’t do. Someone might honestly mistake a horse for a pony. Only lies that are breathtakingly stupid, things no sane person could say or believe, are sufficient to show where one’s loyalty rests.

It is for this reason that Hillary Clinton announced that acts of terrorism carried out by Islamicists in the name of Islam as defined, promoted and commanded by Islam now and for all centuries past not only had nothing to do with Islam, but, in her words, ‘nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.’

Islam is not the enemy. The deer is a horse.

The problem with loyalty to the Unreality Principle is that in order to be truly loyal, you have to believe, actually to believe, nonsense you should know is nonsense.
1665   Patrick   2022 May 8, 8:18pm  


Fulani Muslims Slaughter 8 Christians, Including Small Children, In Nigeria

NTB Staff
May 7th, 2022 4:19 pm
1666   Waitup   2022 May 17, 7:38am  

Give this video 2 hours of your life if you already haven't.


Roy is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Austin.
1669   Patrick   2022 Jun 8, 11:11am  

NOW - At least one dead, multiple injured after a car rams into a crowd beside a church in Berlin.

Joachim Fahrun
Jun 8, 2022 · 9:54 AM UTC · Twitter Web App

UPDATE - The suspect has been detained. He is identified as "Gor H.", a 29-year-old German-Armenian living in Berlin. He is known to the police and left a confession note in the car, BILD reports.

Want to take bets that he's Muslim even if they say he's from Armenia?
1671   Blue   2022 Jun 8, 3:50pm  

Democrats are actively trying to get more of this kind of stuff to US.
1672   AmericanKulak   2022 Jun 8, 3:54pm  

You know what, at this point I'm tempted to stand back, let the Muzzies deal with LGBTQ+, then go Bohemund on the Muzzies.
1674   Patrick   2022 Jun 26, 2:47pm  


Norway raised its terror alert to the highest level of "extraordinary" Saturday after a gunman in Oslo opened fire in a bar district popular with the LGBTQ community, killing two and leaving more than 20 wounded, AP reports.

According to Norwegian security service PST chief Roger Berg, the series of shootings were an "extreme Islamist terror act," adding that the gunman, a Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin, was previously known to police and had a "long history of violence and threats."

Kind of a dilemma for Western leftists.
1680   richwicks   2022 Jun 29, 7:46am  

Patrick says

Want to take bets that he's Muslim even if they say he's from Armenia?

I'll take that bet, that is, if he's actually Armenian. Wouldn't be surprised if he's not. I wouldn't be surprised if he's actually a Kurd.
1682   Blue   2022 Jun 29, 12:27pm  

India is going through slow Hindu genocide to become part of Pakistan in the name of “secularism”.

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