People continue to die horrifically around the world in the name of Islam! Every time the west is a victim of terror we double down on the stupidity. Albert Einstein’s quote about insanity has never been more true. How did we get in such a mess? What is the true nature of islam? Are there any historical examples of a better way to deal with Islam?
Western society long ago surpassed the accomplishments of Islamic societies. The hard won freedoms in the west unleashed a industrial revolution combined with an unending series of technological miracles. Meanwhile Islamic countries were backward and irrelevant on the world stage. The west knew little of Islam.
This started to change in 1973 with the oil embargo! Middle eastern countries had been blessed with massive oil reserves. In response to the US support for Israel in the Yom Kippur war Opec engineered an oil embargo which sent the price of oil soaring!
Suddenly, the economic balance of power had shifted to the oil rich Islamic countries in the middle east. The Europeans as part of the oil negotiations agreed to allow increased immigration from middle eastern countries!
The Saudi’s in particular have used their immense wealth to spread their version of Islam. They have built mosques around the world. They have also used their wealth to influence opinion in the west. They supported western politicians developing close friendships with both the Bushes and Clintons. In addition they have invested a lot of money to influence western media.
More recently the unending wars in the middle east have created a huge increase in Muslim immigration to the west. The bottom line is fifty years ago Islam was irrelevant. Now it is a growing presence in the west and the results so far aren’t happy.
Before addressing the issues arising from Islam’s problematic integration into the west it is necessary to understand it.
The easy way to understand Islam is to know Mohammed’s life story. It is an incredible story that changed the history of the world, and it is even more powerful today. Mohammed is pure Islam. Ninety-one verses in the Koran say that every Muslim is to imitate Mohammed in all things.
All Muslims agree “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger”. The Koran says multiple times that Muhammad is the perfect Muslim. So if you want to understand Islam know Muhammad.
Muhammad believed he was visited by the angel Gabriel. He started preaching Islam in Mecca. During the time in Mecca Muhammad preached a peaceful version of Islam. After 15 years with less than 200 followers he was driven from Mecca.
Muhammad went to Medina. At that point Islam changed. Violence was used to spread Islam. During the last ten years of Muhammad’s life islam grew to over 100,000 followers. So Islam has both peaceful and violent aspects. The violent part of Islam is the dominant part. If Islam had not become violent it would have died. There is a term in Islam for the domination of violent Islam called Subrogation. It means that when there is a contradiction in Islam the later version is correct. There is another term in Islam called Taqiyya which means deception. It is Okay in Islam to lie to non Muslims in the furtherance of Islam.
So Muhammad is the perfect Muslim. Muhammad killed thousands based on their religious beliefs. He made slaves of the women. He raped slave women. He married a six year old girl. He had multiple wives. He beat his wives. The perfect Muslim. Please think about that!
We now have thousands upon thousands of people who believe that Muhammad is the perfect role model invading western countries. In England there have been thousands of young girls victimized by Muslim rape gangs. The police have ignored it for years because we must be tolerant? Isn’t there a better way to deal with Islam than masochistic tolerance!
The US had a homegrown terrorist organization. The Klu Klux Klan were white supremacists who used violence to enforce their views. The Klan grew out of the civil war. As a result in the south blacks had to go to separate schools and restaurants and even had to use separate bathrooms.
Martin Luther King fought for equal treatment for blacks. The Klan supporters tried to use violence to attack the marchers supporting him. As a result of King’s courage public opinion turned against the Klan. In America we have succeeded in shaming the Klan almost out of existence.
Based on the American experience with the Klan we are doing exactly the opposite of what we should be doing to deal with the problem of Islamic integration. The west needs to first educate ourselves on Islam and particularly on the life of Muhammad.
The most important thing we need to do is challenge Muslims and Muslim countries on the nature of Islam. Force them to admit who Muhammad was. Then we need to shame them about their belief system. If you have a Muslim friend ask them about Muhammad. Ask them about something Muhammad did that will embarrass them. Ask them if they agree with it!
It will take tremendous courage to speak the truth about Islam initially and there will be violence. Criticizing Muhammad may be the greatest crime in Islam. But there is strength in numbers. Once we force Muslims to admit the true nature of Islam we win because it’s indefensible!
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