Beyond the Cusp

September 1, 2016

Colonial Expansions Resumed

 

The greatest colonial force in the history of humankind is again on the march. This colonial system has expanded reaching beyond the size if not scope of the great European empires of France, Spain, Portugal, England and the rest. This expansionary force has reached beyond the scope of all systems with the exception of Communism and is now ascending as Communism collapses in Europe and Russia. This expansive colonial force is, of course, Islam. Islam is not actually a religion as much as a weaponized political force wrapped in the shroud of an all-consuming religion. Islam is perfectly named and correctly translated to English meaning “Surrender.” That is exactly what Islam requires and Sharia is the force used to demand the complete turning over of one’s existence to Islam. All free will is surrendered. All curiosity is surrendered. All of one’s society and way of life is surrendered. Islam demands that it be granted all power over every act one will be permitted from the moment Islam assumed full influence in an area. Islam empowers the cult of personality placing the most successful Imam as Caliph, and the greatest Imam is that which has conquered the largest number of minds into blind obedience into every interpretation given of the Quran.

 

Inside the Quran is the secret magic of Islam and Sharia. The Quran contains verses placed in order not chronologically, not by importance of highest to lowest or lowest to highest, but from shortest to longest. The Quran is assembled in a manner which lends to its being memorized starting at the earliest of ages. Thus Islamic education takes over the entirety of the education system into which it plants memorized verses. It is then the privilege of the Imam to exemplify and amplify by their teaching those verses which are dominant and those which are of lesser standing. This too lends itself to a means of conquest. Islam can be all things to all peoples simply by expressing certain verses as superceding all other verses. This lends perfectly to the use of Taqiyya which is using deceit to gain advantage and for the sole implementation of Sharia. The implication of Sharia is the ultimate goal of Islam as once Sharia has been imposed on a society, Islam will inevitably become the sole religion and further, only the manner of Islam practiced by the main body will result in the only permitted form of Islam. In the world today that would mean that Sunni Islam is dominant. Even this realization still leads to an eventual conflict between the main proponents of Sunni Islam, Wahhabi Islam or the Muslim Brotherhood Islam.

 

Reading the Quran one will inevitable discover that there are verses which are contradictory where there are a set which preach acceptance and peaceful coexistence and still others which dictate conquest and submitting any native population forcing conversion or death choices and still others which direct exactly how one is to live one’s life. There are the obvious religious teachings such as prayer five times each day, observing Ramadan fasting, giving of alms, making of the Haj to Mecca in one’s lifetime and the acceptance of Allah and Muhammad as Allah’s messenger on Earth as the final revelation. These five laws are called the “Five Pillars of Islam” pictured below. Additionally the Quran teaches what foods are acceptable as Halal and numerous other requirements of Islam. Beyond these basics are the two sets of verses which are obvious in their differences.

 

Five Pillars of Islam

 

The two obviously contradictory verses within the Quran are the Mecca versus preaching peace, acceptance, pluralism, respect for other religions and even recognizing the Promised Lands as belonging to the Jewish people. Then there are the verses demanding conquest, subjugations and the eventual complete absorption of a society by force if required which were recorded in Medina. An introductory explanation can be found here. Suffice it to say these different and opposing verses are implemented such that Islam slowly builds until reaching a critical point at which it conquers. Islam has attempted to conquer Europe at a minimum twice, once from the west and once from the east.

 

The western offensive was eventually halted in the Battle of Tours where the Frankish forces commanded by Charles Martel who was also known as Martellus (“The Hammer”), who defeated the Muslims of the Umayyad Caliphate advancing out from Spain in October 732. The Battle of Tours was known to Islam as the Battle of the Palace of the Martyrs (Arabic: معركة بلاط الشهداء‎‎, transliterated as ma’arakat Balâṭ ash-Shuhadâ). This turned back the Islamic armies who were later driven from Spain starting with the Spanish reconquest and the imposition of the Inquisition to cleanse the Spanish of any remnants of unbelievers, mostly Muslims and Jews. This was a cleansing by the Church to reestablish their dominance after recovering from Islamic conquest.

 

The conquest from the east was turned back at Vienna in the breaking of the Siege of Vienna on September 11 through 12, 1683. This battle pitched the Ottomans against the Holy Roman Empire and was subsequent to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and its being renamed Istanbul to erase its history in Christianity and Roman, Greek, Persian and even earlier civilizations and empires going back originally in the first known empire of the Hittites. The breaking of the Siege of Vienna was largely accomplished by the addition of the Polish forces to those of the Holy Roman armies and the commander, the King of Poland leading the troops himself, King John III Sobieski. The battle was depicted by an anonymous British artist shown below. This was the high watermark of the Ottoman Empire’s thrusts into Europe. The Ottoman Empire was finally defeated as a result of World War I leading to the Sykes-Picot Treaty, Treaty of Versailles, and the Treaty of Sèvre which codified the San Remo conference and the Mandate System subsequently recognized by the United Nations in Article 80 of the Charter.

 

Siege of Vienna Depicted by an Anonymous British Artist

Siege of Vienna Depicted by an Anonymous British Artist

 

Islam originated in the Arabian Peninsula by the Prophet Muhammad starting around 611 to 625 in Mecca and finally truly established in Medina around 629 establishing it in both cities until his death in 632. This led to the Rashidun Caliphs who ruled and expanded Islam from 632 through 661 and were succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphs ruling from 661 through 750 and expanding Islam further taking it into Spain finally halted by Charles Martel in 732 as noted above. A map depicting these early advances can be seen below. The early expansion would continue to include subsequent conquest of Constantinople and under the Ottomans conquer up to Vienna where they were stopped and repulsed by the Holy Roman Empire aided by the support of the Polish Army and the combined troops commanded by King John III Sobieski of Poland, also as noted above.

 

Islamic Expansion

Islamic Expansion

 

Islam in the Middle East and much of North Africa is currently engaged in a great political upheaval which will likely spell the end of the Sykes-Picot Treaty’s borders and set up of states to be replaced either by tribal boundaries or possibly a unified Islam likely broken into two camps, the Sunni and the Shiite. The Shiites will most definitely be under the control either directly or indirectly by Iran and will include Yemen, western Syria and potentially central Syria, Lebanon and Southern Iraq. The Sunni Islamic camp will include as separate but potentially allied Egypt and Saudi Arabia with each under strong leadership and the partnership always slightly tentative between these two. Saudi Arabia and Egypt may include Turkey though Egypt and Turkey are currently at odds over loyalty or opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood. Jordan will remain a lesser player probably seeking shelter under Egypt or Saudi Arabia if not both. Jordan also has a delicate balance with the Muslim Brotherhood with their allowed a presence but not overtly ruling the country. Then there are the Kurdish forces which have been showing signs of joining the radical jihadi forces but on their terms. This will depend on the Kurdish forces currently engaged by Turkey surviving the Turkish offensive bent on wiping them out as a viable fighting force. This has led to some friction between Turkey and the United States who was serendipitously supplying the Kurds with bombing support and some logistics and planning. The one obvious challenge to all Sunni forces is the Islamic State which has terrorist bands in the Sinai Peninsula and Libya as well as their main body centered in southern Syria and into central Iraq. The Islamic State is currently opposed by all state actors who are refusing to grant the Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi who is a self-proclaimed Caliph and insisting that the Islamic State is the new Caliphate, something which remains to be seen.

 

The advance guard of the Islamist forces are currently infiltrating the Western nations as a part of the “refugee” crisis which has Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia allowing increased immigration with minimal if any checks on any Middle Eastern or North African claiming to be refugees from any of the wars currently embroiling much of the area. These refugees include Syrians, Afghanis, Iraqis, Iranians, Yemenis, Libyans, Algerians and others from as far as the Horn of Africa to Morocco back across to Pakistan. Imbedded within the refugee population are teams of Islamists, both Sunni and Shiite largely from Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezballah on the Shiite side and Islamic State, Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda and smaller groups on the Sunni side. All these planted groups plus unknown numbers of Muslims who are being excited by the signs of a resurgent Islam are taking on themselves the mantle of jihad and attacking in what are call “Lone Wolf” attacks. The violence and lawlessness which has come along with the predominantly male fighting age single unaccompanied men has led to some second thoughts across Europe. Sweden is paying undocumented Middle Eastern refugees money to leave and presumably return to their national origins in the Middle East, or at least appear to be heading in that direction. Some Eastern European nations simply refused to allow any refugees to permanently remain within their borders with some places the military at the train stations forcing the refugees to continue on to Germany, France, Britain or anywhere but “here”. Russia has pretty much been bypassed as a nation for the refugees. The biggest scandal has been the entire Islamic world refusal to accommodate resettling any of the millions of refugees. Turkey and Jordan have been stymied by the hordes crossing from Syria and Iraq simply to escape the wars in those nations. Quietly Israel has provided aid to Jordan in the form of additional water and electricity to assist the refugee situation. Whatever additional aid has been provided is uncertain.

 

On another front the Islamic State is serious about their becoming the next Caliphate and is fighting against Saudi Arabia and Egypt as well as throughout the remainder of northern Africa. Further, terror groups including Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring nations and some groups formerly tied with al-Qaeda also have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State. The main problems with these forces have been in the Sinai Peninsula and have been aided as possible by Hamas in Gaza. This has made for a strange cooperative effort by Egypt and Israel in sharing intelligence and closing all borders over land and sea by both nations to prevent military and dual use items from being used by Hamas as much as they are capable. Hamas has stolen, re-appropriated if you insist, the building provisions such as bricks and cement and concrete for their tunnel construction to infiltrate into Israel or the Sinai. This has had the strange effect of a world demanding that more building provisions be sent into Gaza despite the known misuse. Apparently building tunnels with humanitarian aid is just fine with much of the world providing those tunnels are used to murder Israelis. So nice to be appreciated in this manner, we bet!

Meanwhile, the numbers and severity of crimes, many of which could be termed as Jihadic or terrorist attack, have been exploding across Europe with concentrations in Germany, France, and the Scandinavian nations, the places which took in the largest share of Muslim refugees or had large Islamic populations to begin with. One systemic problem has been the radicalization of the younger indigenous Muslims by the instigators planted within the refugee populations. By all appearances, what had been considered to be the peaceful Muslims, the good Muslims if you will, only need be aroused and pushed, perhaps threatened to join jihad or else and they appear to respond, at least a percentage. There will be those who will rightfully point out that the problems are caused by a minority, anywhere from negligible (obviously the low estimate) to as high as one in five or even in four but not quite three, or so we hope. Still, twenty percent of three or four million refugees is still well over half a million persons and add in the “Lone Wolves” and you are likely approaching a potential of three-quarters of a million threatening social cohesion which had been low to begin with. Seven-hundred-fifty-thousand jihadists will overwhelm European and western society’s ability to cope with such a threat.

 

These are just the initial wave as the refugees are still pouring into eastern Europe heading northward and westward aiming for Germany, France, Britain, the Scandinavian countries; anywhere that a strong social basket is deployed giving what amounts to a guaranteed wage for all persons reaching and registering with the government no questions asked. The problems in Germany alone appear to be sufficient that Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to be on her way out of office come the next elections no matter what the future holds, as the people are furiously upset with her open borders policies. Should Donald Trump win in the United States, his election will in part be all about closing the borders, all the borders including those currently used by the State Department to import as many Islamic refugees as humanly possible. The most interesting and important item is that very few of the refugees are Christians or Yazidis, people truly under threat just remaining in the Middle East and North Africa. It is as if these refugees are not desirable and the few who manage to arrive in Europe are often murdered in the camps by the other refugees. One would think that the Christians would identify themselves as such to the Europeans and they would be separated out but maybe the European powers that be are not interested in importing devout Christians, Christians who have resisted unknowable hardship that Western Christians have never faced. Western European Christians face a different threat, indifference and a strong societal urge for hedonism. We know from past empires failing that when the public turns as a whole to hedonism as their life’s theme the society will die within two generations at most, often in one generation. Perhaps these two symptoms go together one causing the other. Hedonistic society not reproducing as that would curtail the fun and thus requiring immigrants to replace the children they refuse to have of their own and then they wonder what happened when the new refugee brought morality closes all the doors and brings their fun ride to its undeniable terminal end. Perhaps this is the Requiem for Europe and Christianity in the Western world, or at least in Europe. Requiem for Europe, somebody should write a song with this title, it would be appropriate to salute the death of a society.

 

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June 14, 2016

Terror Strikes United States in Orlando Club

 

The least important fact about the Orlando club assault was that the club specialized in entertainment for gay men as that may have figured somewhat in the attackers motivations but his main motivation was satisfying his fanatical religious beliefs. The Tel Aviv attack proved that the aim is murdering those who are non-Muslims, the Kafirs, and if they are Gays or Jews it just makes it all the better in their minds. They even take just as much pleasure murdering Muslims who have the audacity of being the wrong kind of Muslim or even the right kind of Muslim but following a rival terror group such as the state of war between the Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front, both offshoots from al-Qaeda and both Sunni Muslims and both dead set on murdering the other simply to prove which is superior. If this reminds you of the Highlander series with the line, “in the end there can be only one,” don’t feel so bad as we have often had that feeling as well to the point that we have one of our favorite scenes as a picture for just that line (see below). There are Muslims slaughtering Muslims all over Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya and Muslims slaughtering Christians in all those places plus Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Chad, Cameroon, and the surrounding nations with the Muslims who have fled from their homelands in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as Western Asia raping any of the European women who do not measure up to Islamic dress requirements which is virtually all of them and in some instances even dressing modestly is insufficient to protect the European women. Making matters even worse the police have apparently been instructed or have chosen to turn a blind eye towards such activities and simple everyone pretends it is not happening or that it is normal. I honestly believe that there exist fathers who allow such horrors to be inflicted on their daughters. One can only wonder when some place there will be those who reach their breaking point and snap and after that it is anybody’s guess what will follow. The continuing inpouring of Islamic refugees will only serve to exacerbate the problems which always arise when two different cultures come into contact and conflict becomes inevitable. The strange thing is the more violent and willing to take the war to the other does not always win though they do win almost half the time. The barbarians did defeat Rome which was well on the way to defeating itself by that time. On the other side, the Vikings did not defeat the more civilized Europeans and tribes and kingdoms of the British Isles but instead were transformed and ended up married and an integral part of much of European history. The Native Americans probably did far better on average in the actual history than they did in the Hollywood depictions and were likely less savage and had a far better command of English but in the end they pretty much lost the long war. The Incas and other Central and South American peoples did poorly against the Spanish. The Africans did poorly against the spread of Islam across northern and central Africa. As a rule the civilization with the more advanced technology usually ends up with the victory even if it takes time.

 

The Isamic Creed

 

The attack in Orlando resulted in the murder of fifty and resulted in fifty-three more injured. The murderer, the mass assassin, Omar Siddiqui Sateen claimed to have been acting for ISIS as he informed the 911 operator he phoned and of course ISIS was glad to accept the credit when they heard the news. In a statement of the over-obvious, FBI Special Agent Danny Banks informed the media that the Orlando mass murderer had “leanings toward radical Islam.” I would dare say he suffered from something a little more serious than leanings. What escapes me is if he was investigated for possible connections to radicalized Islam, as they call Medina Quran observant Muslims, back in 2013 and 2014 and was found to have an association with Moner Mohammad Abusalha, an American from Florida who became a suicide bomber for an extremist group in Syria driving sixteen tons of explosives into a restaurant used as a headquarters for al-Assad allied troops and exploding it in March of 2014 and might have warranted another check in on Omar Siddiqui Sateen periodically forever as that would seem to be an investment the public would have gladly authorized and been quite correct in doing so. There are likely those who would claim that we cannot simply profile and just because he knew somebody who ended up radicalized who lived in the same area should not allow for periodic profiling as people have rights to their privacy. One wonders if these people would have had the same difficulties if the FBI, then known as G-men, were profiling members and relatives of members of the Capone or other gangland members just as a means of gathering and information and if possible preventing criminal enterprises and shootings, especially those which might potentially kill or injure innocent bystanders. Perhaps modern liberalism is a recent mental illness with no precedent in earlier times, though I would be willing to bet there were bleeding hearts back in the late 1920s and early 1930s during prohibition. With the methods available for monitoring communications it should be far easier than during the prohibition days to keep track of people and determine if perhaps a closer look is warranted. The technology exists and there is little chance that the government is not using their ability to listen in on the entire planet to monitor those things they deem worthy, so what is preventing them from monitoring those they deem as potential threats. We understand that there are those who would claim that we need to be monitored as we are way too political and appear to be getting information which we should not be privileged to have access for receiving all we claim to know. Well, then perhaps we should be monitored as if we are getting such information, then the government should research us and if they find the leaks, plug them. On the other hand, if we end up bamboozling them and they cannot figure out our sources, or source which is a hint for them, then all the better for us and our source. For the record, any source we may have, they are not named or ever have been referred to a Deep Throat.

 

The terror murders which have taken place in the recent past from Paris to Brussels to Tel Aviv to Orlando and numerous lesser ones as well as the ongoing wars in Islamic lands and violence against non-Muslims at the edges of the Islamic world as well as within the Muslim world one would not be too suspicious to believe that there may be a problem with modern Islam and how it is being observed by far too high a percentage of Muslims for it to remain ignored if a civilized world is the aim of humankind. Yes, we understand that the majority of Muslims which most of us have ever met have been sedate people willing to live in peace with their neighbors. We understand that it may be a tiny percentage of Muslims until somewhat recently. What we do not agree with which so many are insisting on telling us are that Islam means peace and Allah and the Judeo-Christian Deity Hashem are the same entity. The first item we must clear up if we are to have an intelligent and reasoned discussion is the definition of Islam. Islam does not equal Shalom nor does it equal Aloha. Shalom and Aloha both mean peace, and can be used as greetings of hello and good-bye. Islam means surrender. Islam demands one to surrender to Allah. Now we need to address the Allah part of the definitions. Hashem, the Judeo-Christian Deity is the Deity of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Allah is the Deity of Abraham, Ishmael and Mohammad. Completely different Deities and that is as important as the definition of Islam being surrender and not peace. By demanding that all Muslims in order to follow Islam must necessarily surrender to Allah and his messenger, Muhammad, and thus need to surrender their will to the Imams who are the messengers of Muhammad and Allah here in Earth. There are the most basic lies and differences we must come to grips with if we are ever going to understand why Islam keeps producing these killers from even wealthy families and if educated usually young individuals; even physicians and engineers as those who attacked the Glasgow International Airport on Saturday, June 30, 2007. The perpetrators of this suicide attack were two men, Bilal Abdullah, a British-born, Muslim doctor of Iraqi descent working at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Kafeel Ahmed, an engineer and the driver who was treated for fatal burns at the same hospital.

 

So, what does any of this have to do with the Orlando attack? Everyone stated that the perpetrator loved basketball, was an outgoing and funny young man, was well adjusted and everybody who knew him expressed shock and disbelief that he was the terrorist who attacked the Gay Club. His father claimed, understandably, that his attack had nothing to do with Islam and everything to do with his anger from seeing two men kiss in public months earlier. Excuse us if we are just a tad bit incredulous over this excuse. There is this one item which the presumed civilized Muslims and their neighbors need to discuss and settle on a plan of action. If your Islamic neighbors refuse to have this discourse then your neighbors just declared themselves to be ticking time bombs just waiting for their fuses to be lit. The needed discussion is what should be done if an Imam or radicalized leader, especially youth leader, joins their community. Hang with us a minute. Assume for a moment that you are one of the presumed ninety-nine percent of passive and nonviolent Muslims but also have a weakness or an embarrassing item in your past or present such as a girlfriend you rather your wife not know of. Well, a violent Islamist joins your community and initially appears to be just another fellow Muslim. Slowly you see his starting to express more and more radical ideas slowly and innocently at first and more forcefully as time passes. As soon as he finds a weakness of a member of the Mosque or somebody who he sees as persuadable to taking a more violent stance, then he starts to work on these individuals one or two at a time. He then works with this individual and others and now there is a core of Islamists. This core grows through any method required and before you realize it you are in a radicalized Mosque. At some point in time guess what you find out? First you hear that one of the former members from your Mosque who disappeared without any notice except that the core of Islamists are not surprised and did not inquire about this lost sheep. Your lost sheep then turns up in the news as having been a suicide bomber in Syria. Is it time to panic and if so what exactly do you do? Leave the Mosque and join a different Mosque? What will you tell your friends and neighbors as to why you are changing Mosques? Even if they suspect, everybody will pretend that there is nothing behind your charge, especially that their Mosque has become a breeding ground for radicalized Islamists and everyone knows their children are being propagandized and radicalized and are at a loss as to what to do. They dare not challenge the Imam who was either replaced or found to be very agreeable to the new path and even started adding far more of an edge to the sermons. Would you challenge these radicalized Muslims who have taken control of your once friendly Mosques or just keep your head down and go along praying you do not get tapped to commit an act of terror. This is how a Mosque is transformed, a single instigator and before you know it your world is upside down. You have no recourse because you must surrender to Allah and the Quran does explicitly claim that the Medina Quran replaces any weak laws and instructions from the Mecca Quran as the latest writings are considered superior. The main Surah dealing with Abrogation is the Ayah Surah 2:106 and reads:

None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that Allah Hath power over all things?

 

Or as writ in Arabic:
Surah 2-106 in Arabic

 

A slightly different translations we found states:

We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?

 

Keeping this Surah in mind and reference our article which gives a simple to understand, straight forward, basic level introduction to the Quran and the differences between the parts written in Mecca and the verses written in Medina plus the bonus of numerous links provided by many of our readers added in the comments section at our article Which Quran, Mecca or Medina? This Sura adds even more to the meaning of what we reveal in our article.

 

There are two items which one need take with them from this particular article. The first is how a small cadre of radicalized Muslims coming to your formerly peaceful Mosque can bring about changes beyond anything you or your friends could believe possible and then you might likely find yourself in the crosshairs and there is little one can do about being targeted. The other truth is that it takes but one instigator to empower a core of disenfranchised young adults and teens and from there you will soon find yourself in a radicalized Mosque and your children will be future targets and your attempts to shield them will initially cost bringing you to the attention of the radicalized and your good wishes may find you being volunteered for a mission or else and you will be hard pressed to take the chances with your family and take the or else. A thousand peaceable Muslims can be transformed into a core of two to three-hundred radicalized true believers who will be at the ready to begin training and radicalizing an entire Mosque because those willing to use violence will always succeed over those who profess pacifism, a truism we have seen in far too many historic examples. Unless every Mosque is steeled against Islamists, they will win and our neighbors will turn on us as the Palestinians have largely turned on the Israelis with the aid of Islamists. It is the old adage, prepare or find yourself struggling against the worst that the world has to throw at you. Falling prey to the Islamist powers from Iran who is currently ascending with the billions of dollars and businesses throwing themselves at their feet offering deals and weapon systems of formerly embargoed systems which are now being sold at cheaper by the hundreds pricing; add in the Islamic State, and you have the recipe for a disaster just waiting to happen, and happen it will.

 

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February 3, 2016

Europe to Face Cultural Islamic Revolution

 

The refugees flooding into Europe are going to balkanize just as too many of the former Islamic immigrants have done but with far worse consequences. These refugees carry with them a carcinogenic element injected intentionally into their body of people which will activate when the moment presents itself. Most of these refugees have little if any marketable skills by which to gain employment and thus will spend their days on the government dole with nothing to busy themselves with and eventually their idleness and futile outlook for any improved life being one of complete bankruptcy that they will turn to their Imams and community leaders and their old institutions such as the Muslim Brotherhood for guidance. The youth in particular will be swayed into beliefs that the Europeans are treating them as inferiors and that they are being denied their proper place in the society and it is simply another form of colonial racism and that the only answer is Islam and the conquest and taking what is rightfully theirs by Jihad. It may happen immediately, it may take a year, two years or a decade but it is coming and there will be little to prevent it unless steps are taken now to educate and train as many of the refugees as the Europeans are able and find some way of integrating them into the culture and daily life of an average European. The current economic problems in Europe are going to make such a Herculean task but the alternative will be civil wars across Europe and a very good chance that Europe will fall and become a conquest under colonial occupation of Islam.

 

Don’t think that is possible, then look at history. Before the Ottoman Empire there were a series of Caliphs each one building on the previous Caliph. The Arab Muslims came roaring out of the Arabian Peninsula after consolidating the area starting with Mecca and Medina around 632 A.D. (see map below). Their next conquest took place until 661 A.D. under the first four Caliphs. The Umayyad expansion continued through around 750 A.D. and entered Spain (Andalusia) as well as Central Asia. During these expansions the Arab Muslims conquered the Persians, the Assyrians, the North African and Middle East holding of the remnants of the Roman and Byzantine Empires. They conquered the Berbers and numerous other nations and tribes across the entirety of the MENA map (Middle East and North Africa). And this was just the start as the next expansion came from their longest ruling group from out of Turkey, the Ottomans. In the meantime the Arab Muslims enjoyed some of their most celebrated successes with their further military campaigns into France and Turkey and their eventual defeat of the fortress city of Constantinople which they renamed Istanbul and with the city came the famed cathedral of the Hagia Sophia which was transformed into a Mosque which entailed plastering over the many tile mosaics, some of which have been uncovered and the Hagia Sophia turned into a museum, for now. Examples of these mosaics are pictured below the map. The Islamic Empire began to crumble as it divided under separate Caliphs, Emirs, Ayatollahs, Mahdi, Mullah, Sheikhs and Sultans until around 1300 A.D.

 

 

Expansion of Islam Across MENA and threaten Europe before Ottoman Rule

Expansion of Islam Across MENA and threaten Europe before Ottoman Rule

 

 

Hagia Sophia Mosaics

Hagia Sophia Mosaics

 

Now starts the last phase of Islam as a major power and empire with the rise and then crumbling of the Ottomans and their empire. The Ottomans were a tribe from northeastern Turkey who rose to prominence around 1300 A.D., seizing power from a crumbling Islamic Empire replacing it with a rejuvenated Islamic Empire as they conquered much of what had been held by Islam to that date and expanded Islam into new territories in Europe, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans and the Caucuses surrounding the entirety of the Black Sea reaching their peak around 1683 A.D.

 

 

Ottoman Empire Ascending includes Golden Age of Islam

Ottoman Empire Ascending includes Golden Age of Islam

 

The Ottoman Empire enjoyed steady growth for almost four hundred years and then continued their rule until they finally started to stagnate and then decline with the main declines beginning around 1800 A.D. (see map below). As the Ottoman Empire continued to collapse, Russia began to prop the remnants of the Ottoman Empire as a wedge preventing the complete collapse and placing revolution and anarchy on its southern border. The Russian assistance halted with the onset of World War I when the Ottoman Empire sided with Germany and Austria-Hungarian Empire while Russia joined the allied powers which included Italy, France, Britain and Japan with the United States entering the war at a later date. The Muslims still believe that there was something horribly wrong with the world and still hold to hopes that they can return to their glorious days as one of the great powers on the planet and realize that with the end of European colonialism, a colonialism which is dwarfed compared to the conquests and colonial exploits of Islam whose conquests and rule outside of the Arabian Peninsula lasted over twelve-hundred years while European colonialism in the same areas lasted under fifty years and well under five-hundred years in total in almost every other area where the Europeans held colonies. The Islamic hold on the major parts of the MENA nations lasted longer than the Greek colonies, the Roman Empire and is only exceeded by the empire of Egypt which went through different eras of Pharaohs but remained Egypt and held areas from the borders of modern Turkey, then the Hittites, to somewhere bordering the empires of Persia, Babylonia, Israelite under David and Solomon, Carthage and first fell but continued to hold power and eventually became a separate empire under the Greeks from which the Egyptian rulers emerged as the Polemic Greeks and even continued to share rule under the Roman Empire and only lost their sovereignty and the end of that Egyptian line permanently when falling to Islam.

 

 

Ottoman Empire in Decline 1800 through 1914 and Start of World War I

Ottoman Empire in Decline 1800 through 1914 and Start of World War I

 

What we have seen today is the Arab Spring produced an Arab Winter which is far from over for the Islamic nations as they have gone from dictatorial statists, some might say fascist, to rule by religious supremacists intent on spreading Islam to a new Caliphate under the rule of whichever person or group currently holds the reins of power. Currently there are probably more individuals or groups presuming to be the next glorious leaders of a resilient and ascendant Islam which will make them the Caliph who fulfilled the Quranic prerequisite that the world be united under Islam as it was to be the sole religion in all of the Earth if peace was ever to be attained. The dictates of Islam, according to numerous leaders throughout its history, make it a self-fulfilling prediction that peace can only be attained once they are the victors and rule the entirety of Earth. The main contestants currently vying to be that leader are President Erdogan of Turkey, Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran, the entire Saudi Royal Family in Saudi Arabia and leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the Islamic State’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Make your betting pools at your offices now as after Islam rules the world such betting pools, and much of the sporting events which are the staple for work place betting pools, will be a thing of the past.

 

This bring us to the present and the flooding of Europe, Canada and the United States. Hidden within these refugees are theoretical implanted terrorists, terror coordinator and other individuals with other required to plan, train, execute, equip and specialists at bomb making, weapons trainers, facilitators for smuggling and/or acquiring weapons, ammunition, explosives, people, chemicals and other miscellaneous requirements. The Europeans and North Americans have little to no idea who is entering their lands with many who have entered Europe apparently not bothering with the little formalities of registering with their intended new nation and just melting away into the background. Those choosing not to reveal their presence beyond being counted when they crossed the border but soon thereafter simple wandering off into oblivion surely to reappear in the most unfortunate of manners making themselves known for whatever acts of terror they will take part in executing. Many will never surface as their execution of their assigned duties in furthering the jihadi conquest of Europe through terrorist acts which they facilitate and whatever else may be required. For all the Western World nations know they are admitting groups of unknowns, Germany has already stated that they have lost track of six-hundred-thousand of their just over one-million refugees from the past month. Should this over fifty percent of refugees actually being infiltrators who desire no part of their new home as they are there for one reason and one reason only, the likely overthrow of the government and the establishing of an Islamic state with the wholesale slaughter of non-Muslims who refuse to convert and doing so with great enthusiasm. Much of what the all but completely unchecked, unverifiable, unintended and ill-advised opening of European borders has already sparked regrets and claims of desire to return tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of refugees as they have already overtaxed every governmental system put in place to presumably care for and monitor the incoming refugees as apparently everyone misjudged the totals of numbers of Islamic claimants to the refugee status would arrive when invited. Perhaps they now understand why Israel refuses to allow a similar influx by first offering to accept a stated number of “Palestinian refugees” knowing full well that a similar overrunning of Israel with refugees would be the result. Still, there is one thing that this experience will fail to accomplish, and that is to have a single European change their attitude or the extents to which they will try to impose their ideas for a fair solution upon Israel which knowingly will end the Jewish State with a second Holocaust as that would remove their guilt for allowing the first as they would claim that was simply the Jews fault in both instances as they brought it upon themselves in both instances. Some things in this world will never change and anti-Semitism in all its forms, anti-Israelism, anti-Zionism, anti-Judaism, replacement theology, supersessionism, and the idea that the Jews brought every problem, war, pestilence and tragedy into the world with their perversions of morality and too many other twisted accusations and hatreds to even name, those will never change.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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