Beyond the Cusp

December 8, 2017

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem So Now What?

 

President Trump went “All-in” with Israel and the Jewish People, even if there are those who do not realize or wish to recognize this truth. President Trump announced before the world that Jerusalem is the Capital City of the Jewish State, always has been and always will be, will be the location of the United States Embassy, and, whether he realizes it or not, the right of the Jewish People to have for all time Jerusalem as their central dream. (Speech can be viewed at bottom of our article) There run-up to President Trump announcing an obvious truth to all who have any knowledge of history or religions, was filled with threats and promises of violence, as well as political pressures sent from Arab capitals, European capitals, African capitals, Asian capitals and from almost every continent with the usual exception of Antarctica. Even from within the United States there came pressures and threats. The State Department, as usual, resisted moving the embassy or even recognizing the over three thousand year-old truths about Jerusalem as the center of Judaism and capital of every Jewish State since King David conquered the city before the year 1000 BCE, the media hyperventilated over threats such as the one from Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb who stated, “If the door is opened for foreign embassies to move to Jerusalem, the floodgates of hell will be opened to the West more so than to the East.” And “fuel anger among all Muslims and threaten world peace,” while Keith Ellison, Democrat Representative from Minnesota told Democracy Now, “I believe in a two-state solution, an Israeli state and a Palestinian state side by side in peace and security. So issues of where the capitals will be has always been something that will be negotiated in the course of a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.” He was also quoted stating, “Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a horrible tragedy.” (see below) Additionally were the warnings from King Abdullah of Jordan, numerous officials from the PA*, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, and even Pope Francis went adding his voice to warnings by Arab and Muslim leaders that recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital would have dangerous repercussions.

 

 

So, the warnings came from every direction, virtually every religion, every region, every level of government, from democracies and kingdoms alike and they all forgot one thing, President Trump does not respond or react as a politician and take the safest route of expediency because President Trump is not a real politician, something which was driven home during the entirety of the Presidential campaign. So, now that President Trump has jumped about as far out on a limb as one can jump proclaiming Jerusalem as the rightful capital of Israel and that the State Department has been tasked to relocate the Embassy of the United States in Israel to Jerusalem, what could he ever do next to match that? Truth be told, we probably have just witnessed what will be determined to be one, if not the, pinnacle of his time in the Oval Office. As for what next, hopefully he will actually fight the Congress, demand the entirety of the tax cuts he desires, and give the America people the lower and completely rewritten tax code he promised. But for the Middle East, President Trump has just reformed and rearranged virtually everything. Jerusalem will now remain forever the Capital City of Israel, the peace process has been revealed to be the venture and the sole purview of the Arab Palestinians and the Israelis, and no longer in the hands of the United Nations, the European Union, the Arab League or any other nation no matter what other leaders might want to believe. President Trump stated that any peace which might come between the Arab World, Arab Palestinians as well as the Muslim World and Israel would need to be the result of their direct negotiations and that the remainder of the world need allow the parties involved determine their acceptable peace as no outside assistance has ever proven effective thus perhaps no outside assistance would best serve the conditions for peace.

 

The truth is the world is facing a new world and will need to choose between peace and freedom. The peace which has been offered to the world by Islam, is a chimera offering the peace of the slave, while those opposing the terrorists through stiff opposition offer the fruits of freedom. The choice is between peace and freedom, something which sounds ridiculous until one understands the issues involved. As was obvious in the week leading up to President Trump announcing the recognition of Jerusalem and intentions to move the embassy, the Muslim World, the Arabs in particular, threatened violence and terrorism throughout the world, specifically stating intent to target the Western World, as the consequence of operating outside their predefined conditions for the world. Those who have paid attention have likely also noted that such threats have been used regularly against Western governments when they announce any plans which run contrary to their delights. Israelis have lived with these threats and the ensuing consequences, as they are often carried out, with increased terrorism from time to time intended to cow Israel into further surrenders. There are always increases in Arab terrorism whenever the Israeli government accedes to these threats as such cowing simply strengthens their belief in the successful function resulting from their violence. This also occurs whenever there is the promise to reconvene a new round of the peace process. In reality there is not any peace process as all that exists in reality are successive rounds of demanded successions which the world is obliged to foist upon Israel under pain of increasing terrorism if the Western nations do not put sufficient pressures upon the Israeli government. These are the realities which the Western World is facing and it will only get worst the more the Western nations give in to these threats of violence.

 

Map of Terrorist Attacks in Europe Middle East and North Africa after 9/11

 

People, especially Muslims, love to point to all the Western politicians who have referred to Islam as the “Religion of Peace” usually immediately after a terror attack. They then go off the rails by claiming that this means that the terrorists are the exception and the relatively few Muslims residing peaceably in the West are the rule in Islam. They further point to the fact that there are over a billion Muslim of which most are peaceable. What they are refusing to admit is that there are different ways in which Muslims can support Jihad meant to conquer the world under Islamic rule. All Muslims are required to engage in Jihad, the few who actually commit the acts of violence, those who financially support those efforts, and the remainder is required to support these acts in any means by which they are able, allowing terrorists to find refuge in their homes and neighborhoods, joining in referring to the deceits as truth, deceiving police investigations or simply remaining silent and never, ever turning fellow Muslims in for any act of terror. Islam is the “Religion of Peace” providing that they define peace. The Islamic idea of peace is made most obvious by how Muslims divide up the world into two spheres, the House of Submission or (Dar al Islam) and the House of War (Dar al Harb). The Muslim World is permitted peace while any part of the world is not under Muslim control is considered to be at war with Islam. So Islam is the Religion of Peace and all other religions are Religions at War, namely at Islam or Islam is at war with them. That is the politically incorrect but true definition of the Religion of Peace which those who have studied Islam might serve the free world a favor and be more vocal but too many of them have become enamored with Islam and the Arab World and spend much of their time in the cafes of the Arab world in their magical favorite places. Were they to speak up and tell the truth they would no longer be welcomed.

 

Let us talk reason and what will slowly, but inevitably, become known and understood the world over when Islam ramps-up their offensives throughout the Western World. Europe has already started down that path, particularly Western Europe and Paris specifically. The reality that peace can only be had by coming under Islamic Sharia, the Islamic rule of law which denigrates all those who are not Muslims to Dhimmitude, a second class form of existence where one had absolutely no rights in a court of law and few rights and must always defer in all things to any Muslim. Religions are not permitted to build new houses of worship or even to repair existing ones such that with time all houses of worship which are not Islamic, eventually collapsing. Such treatment is followed down the line in all things in order to pressure all to become Muslims and eventually these places will reach the final stage where all who have not surrendered to Islam are provided a choice, surrender to Islam or face death. So, what will come to the Western World in the future is a choice between the “peace” of Islam or Western freedoms. That is why we claim that people are going to have to choose between freedom and peace. In an old television show a commander informs those around him in a meeting that, “The opposite of war is not always peace, sometimes it is slavery.” Islam defines peace as surrender to Islam which is a form of slavery of a life with no freedoms as everything is defined precisely by Islam. Even government is defined in Islam and must be led by the religious leadership such as in Iran or by dictatorial governance who are beholding to the religious leaders such as in Saudi Arabia. The governments in the West are incompatible with Islam and the Islamic World is filled with perfect examples with virtually no, if any, exceptions showing that Islam begets totalitarian regimes which are often theocratic tyrannical oppressive regimes. Time will tell and unfortunately, the amount of time it may take will eat into the possibilities of the final solution coming peacefully.

 

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*PA = Palestinian Authority

 

 

 

August 17, 2017

Islam from First Muslim to Total Control, Five Stages of Islamic Conquest

 

There is the theory that there are four stages to Islamic Conquest which are Infiltration, Consolidation, Open Warfare, and Totalitarian Theocratic Rule. This theory is defined here and defines a militaristic look at the cold functions as Islam tightens its grip on a society. What we will present is a measuring stick by which you can tell which of those four stages the place where you reside currently sits and decide from this what could and should be done. We will start with a quote from Winston Churchill after which we will describe five stages. The last four relate directly to the four stages listed above and described at the link. We will be defining the societal apparatus and an easy measuring stick which might be handy such that one may test the waters in their community or simply coldly take measurements and determine where they are situated. First, as promised, we give you a quote from Sir Winston Churchill which was written for the people of Poland while the world geared up and Poland was overrun by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany never standing any hope of survival. Now here is the promised quote from Mr. Churchill.

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
If you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly;
You may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.
There may even be a worse case.
You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

 

These Five Stages are summarized from multiple sites which all appeared to be authored by Richard Butrick. Ours use their definitions for stages and populations percentages but our own interpretations of each stage. We are hoping we can be more elaborate and specific in our descriptions and hope you will appreciate such.

 

Five Stages of Islamic Conquest

Five Stages of Islamic Conquest

 

Stage I. Introduction or Beachhead. (Under 2% of population)

This stage is exactly what it states, the first Muslims arrive and Islam is an unknown entity so they are the ones to initially define Islam. Their introductory phrasings are of extreme importance as these will be echoed by the political class and many of the more shallow educators and those who are simply too lazy to research and simply take things at face value. Muslims keep largely to themselves and practice the Mecca Quran which taught cooperation and coexistence. They preach tolerance and reflect the values of the society where they are now an insignificant minority often equal or slightly higher percentage than Jews, Kurds and other small minorities. They may request that prayer rooms be placed in places where they frequent and in schools in their neighborhoods along with footbaths in or at the entrance to their prayer rooms so they may meet their Quranic obligation of five prayer sessions each day. They will begin polite and noninvasive proselytization and conversion. These efforts will be more targeted than general and done as privately as possible. Their main objective is to purchase lands for Mosques, Community Buildings, and Outreach Centers. These buildings may initially be semi-permanent structures which are inexpensive and can easily be taken down when real construction of a more imposing edifice can be constructed. Often Mosques are built such that they are significantly larger and more imposing than all other religious buildings in an area often challenging or even surpassing the size of cathedrals. Islam, as it conquered large swaths of lands between 623 and 750 as it spread across the nations of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and into Europe, would often take conquered cathedrals and transform them into Mosques as they did with the Hagia Sophia, the largest cathedral in Christendom, in Constantinople, which was renamed Istanbul.

 

Islamic Expansion

Islamic Expansion

 

Since these conquests, Islam has relied on the slower political method for adding territory as Islam faced serious defeats later with the final one coming as a result of World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Islam remained as a religion and as the European colonial enterprise withdrew, often within fifty years after World War I, Islam returned to rule the countries as they were defined by the Europeans. Currently there are tribal issues tearing many of these constructs apart. The nations appearing to have the least problems are Saudi Arabia and Iran, two nations not actively colonized, and Algeria which was largely Berber and thus a single people and tribe which allowed for greater unity.

 

Dates that the MENA nations received their independence after colonial rule many since the times of the Persians or even earlier

Dates that the MENA nations received their independence after colonial rule many since the times of the Persians or even earlier

 

The described efforts of stage one are mostly for the introduction and quiet and pliable nature of Islam which will prove later to have been largely a misrepresentation which managed this face by completely inverting the Islamic idea and use of abrogation where when two verses contradict one another, the later verse supersedes the former verse and in almost every case the Medina Quranic verses are more violent, warlike and propose the superiority of Islam over all other religions and the need by Allah for all to be made to worship Islam and only Islam. This will become evident as we proceed.

 

Stage II. Establish Initial Control of Areas, Form Outposts and Centers of Operations. (2% to 5% of population)

This is simply a continuation of the efforts from Stage I except with some added urgency. All Islamic proselytization and conversion efforts are ramped up but mostly still at targeted populations. The favorite targets are troubled and disaffected youth, other minorities, homeless, marginal groups and others who due to their situations seek assistance and hope. Again, the Islamic worshipers stress cooperation, coexistence, tolerance and reflect the values of the society trying to fit in and not make enemies. They seek to join organizations just to get their foot in the door and establish outreach centers. They will use public systems to spread the word with a special effort in the prison systems. Within the prison system is where the true face of Islam will first appear as here they preach the Medina verses to willing and appropriate targets usually attempting to coopt leaders of gangs within the prison system as this is an easy way to get a strong group of Islamic warriors with which to try and spread the word of the supremacy of Islam within the prison system. These converts will be the tip of the spear when the time for open conquest arrives, in the meantime they can build an Islamic network and future army both inside and outside the prisons amongst the criminal world. They may also seek inroads into the drug trafficking scene seeking fertile grounds to spread their message and also take control so as to have a ready area for financing other efforts.

 

Stage III. Expand Areas of Control Targeting Cities. (5% to 15% of population)

This is exactly as it is titled, expanding the base networks using the people already gathered into the flock. Now the true face will begin to appear as the percentage rises above 8% to 12% and entire neighborhoods are under Islamic control. These neighborhoods will demand self-rule and their own Sharia Courts. The Sharia will be imposed with smoking, alcohol and dress restriction imposed. Islam will tighten their grip and non-Muslims remaining in these enclaves will feel threatened and if at all possible move away making these areas completely Islamic. Churches, Synagogues, Temples and any other religious buildings other than Mosques will be converted to Islamic centers, Mosques or torn down and replaced with something useful to Islam. Music will be banned and Sharia punishments for violations will be introduced. Initially enforcement may take milder options such as fines or public apologies with subsequent infractions receiving slowly increasing punishments. Demands will be made that the school systems to observe Islamic holidays and that people refrain from eating during the daily fast period anywhere there are Muslims during the month of Ramadan. Fasting is done from sun-up to sun-down but often Muslims will become offended at other people eating at any point in their presence as they begin to exercise strength and control. Intimidation practices are introduced initially within the community and towards the upper end also outside the community, usually at government offices and public venues. Islamic sensitivity is demanded and there will be complaints of attacks on Muslims introducing the idea of Islamophobia. Whenever there is a terrorist attack, the response of the Islamic community will be to begin reporting, fabricated if necessary, reports of attacks on Muslims and make the entire event an example of how Muslims are being persecuted and how Islamophobia dominates the culture. Islamophobia will become the number one reported and covered form of persecution and of hate crimes. This is despite the fact that anti-Semitism will remain three to five times more likely than any numbers of the same upon Muslims, even if every report of Islamophobic violence were verified as true. Should a Muslim ever be accused of a hate crime there will come such an uproar from the Islamic community pointing out how this person snapped under the unmerciful onslaught of Islamophobic assaults and therefore their actions were completely understandable and any further traumatizing this unfortunate individual would be tantamount to torture. The efforts will also include attempting to infiltrate and convert gangs as the gathering of a military styled force continues to be utilized later, potentially very soon.

 

Stage IV. Establish Regions of Control and General Superiority. (15% to 50% of population)

More of the same except no longer any regard is given to diversity or anything else which might connote compromise. Islam is now officially at war and not taking prisoners. Cities will witness rioting at the slightest offense. People will start to look to the ground and not walk on the sidewalk when a Muslim is present. Submission will start to spread throughout the community. The most rural areas will remain calm if for no other reason than lack of numbers of Muslims or any Islamic control center. Cities and metropolitan areas will face ever-increasing violence and demands. The politicians will continue to preach, “Islam is the religion of peace,” all the while claiming the rioting is but a small minority of Muslims. Yes, the political talking heads and newscasters will start to appear more and more irrelevant and what people witness with their own eyes will count for more. The problem is that democracies, and this applies almost double to republics, act and react very slowly and are often ten steps behind the public. The reason is that they are not designed for brave and drastic steps but are designed to try to keep the peace through coercion and the expectation that people will obey the laws. Neither of these restrictions will continue to hold any power in the Islamic communities and in their areas they will operate under Sharia and Islam will rule absolutely with people found breaking their laws, rules and codes will be prosecuted. Women entering the Islamic areas wearing anything short of a full body covering will be groped initially and brutally mass raped eventually with many not surviving the assaults towards the end of this phase. The police will refuse to enter the Islamic controlled areas unless absolutely demanded, and then only with massive force and still they may face superior firepower as now the Islamic areas will be heavily armed most often with military grade weaponry such as AK47’s, RPG’s, grenades, IED’s, suicide vests, car bombs and other varieties of weapons. Should any nation decide that they no longer desire to play nicely, they will require their military to intervene. Should there be rules making this difficult, then the politicians will balk at using such forces and even should they do so, they may find that their generals and officers are more sympathetic to the Islamic leadership than that of their country. This will be due to their selection of officers, starting initially with the lower ranks and working their way up in the previous stages until many of the officers are highly sympathetic to or are actually Islamic. Islam will have cowed the political class, the police and quite possibly the military to such an extent that the nation may find itself completely helpless and unable to stand against the Islamic forces. Such nations it will be but a measure of time before the final stage will arrive and that time will be short. This may also be the last time there will be any hope for survival because after this point the operations become mopping up, as we will see. Vigilante groups will start to organize though they may be too late. Even if they have the strength to oppose Islam, they will need to cooperate as one or else their efforts are doomed.

 

Stage V. Total Control, Dhimmitude, Convert or Die. (greater than 50% of population)

There is little to probably say which has not been figured out. By now, the military and police have been replaced by Islamic military police, as the two will largely be the same. As this point is reached the Christians and maybe Jews, will be granted Dhimmitude, a protected status of second-class citizen with few rights but generally protected as long as they pay the Jiyza, a tax for Dhimmis which provides their protection. This tax can be reasonable or it can be used to further subjugate these protected people and take from them all wealth. Even the Dhimmi have but a limited life expectancy. Sharia will be uniformly applied to the population and any infraction by a non-Muslim will receive the harshest of punishments. This is yet another form of coercion to get people to simply accept Islam and surrender to Allah. Now people will realize that Islam means surrender and it means total surrender of your will and all freedom of thought. Books will be destroyed with few copies of even scientific books remaining as they only need sufficient for the few they deem may study such works. Memorization of the Quran will be required and there might be snap quizzes forced upon people by the police who will initially be demanding such repetitions as a teaching tool but eventually it will become another brutalizing disciplining tool. As the percentage approaches total Islamic population there will come a point where the choice will be imposed of covert or die, and that will be exactly the choice. The unfortunate part is that your new Islamic betters get to decide in what manner your execution will take. Back in friendlier times, it was simply off with your head and with a swift, strong, heavy sword blow would remove your head almost instantly and that was that. Now the means are far less humane. There is virtually no possibility of ever returning from this stage unless your country is conquered by some non-Islamic power, think Spain and the Spanish Inquisition which was King Ferdinand’s and Queen Izabella’s means for purging Spain (formerly Andalusia) of its Islamic population as well as its Jews and any other non-Catholics.

 

Islam divides the world into two houses, Dar al Islam and Dar al-harb, House of Islam and House of War. The reasoning is this way they are always aiming to destroy that which is not under Islam and subjugate them and that way eventually conquers the world for Allah. Further, Islam believes that once any lands were controlled by Islam they must forever remain under Islam. We really need remember above all else that Islam believes that they must conquer the world and until they and only they control the entire world and everybody has been converted to Islam or executed, then the world is not perfect. Only when all is Islam will the world be perfected. This is part of why all conquered lands must remain conquered, as they do not desire to pay for the same lands more than once. This is one part of the reasoning behind the Israeli Arab Conflict. Another reason behind the Israeli Arab Conflict is the Muslims, especially the Arab Muslims, believe themselves to be superior to others and believe that the Jews are the most wretched offspring of monkeys and pigs. This insult is often repeated in Arab society in and around Israel and Jordan is found to be the nation with the highest anti-Semitism in the world. The Arab Muslims simply cannot accept or believe that it is possible that they can lose a war to the likes of Jews. It is taught in the Arab schools that in every war between Israel and the Arab Muslims that the Muslim forces were vastly superior and won great victories and were never defeated. Why or how Israel exists and why they had to depend upon foreign intervention forcing an end to the conflict and insisting that Israel return all gained lands despite their being won in a defensive struggle which normally would permit the conquering nation to retain the land and return the population to the vanquished land. Israel is required to return the land and even now take in refugees which would make Israel into an Arab majority nation. That is their aim at which time they will vote the Jew off the island, or out of the country and not by emigration but by extermination.

 

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January 14, 2015

It’s Time to Play Let’s Make an Excuse Game

 

The horrors have gained their appropriate abhorrent reactions and their tributes and commemorations replete with that rarest of all commemorations, international condemnations and a memorial parade with more leaders, diplomats, representatives and sheer numbers than any such commemoration in recent memory. The political cartoons were consistently sympathetic and memorializing except yesterday in the United States where they were largely derisive largely mocking President Obama’s absence and the lack of any ranking administration representative marching with the rest of the leading officials from around the world and especially as the French are the oldest and original ally without whom the United States may have never broken free from English rule. Even at this early point there have already been the beginning rumblings laying blame for the attacks anywhere but with Islam noting that the perpetrators were not acting in accordance with the tenets of Islam. There will be exchanges of accusations and excuses alternately followed by secondary arguments from both sides with discussions becoming more terse, tense and heated. There will be Western leaders who will also claim that those terrorists who perpetrated the horrific events in and around Paris, France towards the end of last week do not represent Islam because Islam is the religion of peace. Then there will be the claims by the many who make their livelihood writing books and making speeches linking these acts of terror with radical Islam and who point to the Imams who fire sermons which help to radicalize their followers. Then there will be those such as Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who will make Israel the central figure to blame for the actions of the Islamist extremists at Charlie Hebdo and at the kosher market with some making the fact that one of the targets was a kosher market as proof that this was largely about Israel. It has never ceased to amaze and befuddle me that if in any way when there are extremist terrorist acts as these and any target can be tied in any way to Jews then the apologists turn everything on its head and it becomes all about a protest against Israel and the lack of peace with the Palestinians. Just wait for it as it will most assuredly surface somewhere before everything has been said and done. There are so many items which need to be discussed which are actually important to address to make sure that such events as the world suffered last week can be avoided in the future.

 

One subject which if addressed would make the possibility for more such events less likely would be to make greater efforts in a number of areas all of which will unfortunately take time, but the longer these efforts are postponed, the longer the threats for more Charlie Hebdo massacres and similar terrorist events. One change is there must be a huge outreach effort to incorporate the people living in immigrant communities incorporated into the mainstream societal communities. This can be best accomplished through education outreach and occupational training and other work outreach programs. Another necessity is to have education requirements for all immigrants which teach the history, civics and other important material which will inform and better incorporate immigrants providing them with the necessary knowledge to feel and become more attuned with the society as a whole. The children of immigrants must be educated in schools which include educational materials which will assist them in incorporating into the society as they will learn about the historic events, civics and things which reflect the cultural identity of the nation and of Europe for those nations in the European continent. The programs to address the situations which it is claimed act as the harbingers of feelings of being alienated which lead some into the hands of extremists as they seek acceptance and thus become discontented and become more likely to act in destructive ways often in the belief that they are serving some greater cause.

 

Another track which must be considered is to slow the rates of immigration such that the immigrants already within nations which have any significant numbers or percentages of immigrant populations which are disaffected and sufficiently unincorporated into the workforce and population until such disparities are reduced significantly, or preferably, completely. Another contributing factor is completely independent from the rest of the problems which many European nations are having concerning immigrants and immigration but absolutely a central item which contributes to some of the problems. Many of the immigrants came to Europe seeking exactly what the Arabs came to the areas where the Zionist Jews were beginning to settle starting in the middle of the nineteenth century, economic opportunities which were vastly more enticing and provided far better opportunities. The immigrant populations continued to reproduce at or near the levels which were far above that of the native European populations which many have been suffering from below replacement rates. Over time the immigrants continued to come to reap the benefits of the promise of better economic opportunities. Then Europe’s economies began having a slowdown which took a nosedive when the 2008 recessions struck and had also hit some difficulties in the late 1990s. These downturns hurt the immigrant populations far more severely than it did the native European populations. When the added numbers of immigrants which resulted from the continuing arrival of more immigrants and the younger generation from the existing immigrant populations ran into the slowed economic conditions they had difficulties finding employment which led to their disenfranchisement which allowed for radicalization and the rest is history. The economic difficulties being a major contributing factor and amongst all of those factors we identified, it is the one that must be improved for any immediate ameliorating actions to take place in anything resembling an immediate solution. Educations and integrations into the society takes time and is best if started with early education and will be best if consummated by having ample employment providing a promising future with relative wealth and a promising future with sufficient opportunities.

 

There is one overriding force behind the acts we just witnessed in Paris. There was one very telling act which will not be given the scrutiny as it will be dismissed as inconsequential and obviously due to the Israelis occupation and had nothing to do with France or the main assault on Charlie Hebdo which was the central act. Still, it is important that the kosher market was chosen to be the target and that it was to be struck just before the Sabbath when it would have the most number of Jewish patrons who would be making their final shopping before the Sabbath lighting of candles just before sundown. The fact that the Jews are often targeted by Islamic radical terrorists is undeniable. The murderous assaults against Jews have been part and parcel of Islamic violence since the early parts of the twentieth century with large scale rioting targeting the Jews who had returned to their ancestral homes in pogroms of starting in the mid-1920s and continued through the late-1930s and only stopped temporarily as World War II brought large numbers of British troops to the British Mandate lands and the formation of the Palestinians Brigades saw Jews volunteering forming units which fought with the British. The Palestinian Brigades were made up of virtually only Jews as the Jews were referred to as the Palestinians while the Arabs were called either Arabs, Jordanians or Syrians and only coopted the title and name of Palestinians in 1964 with the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organizations (PLO) which was formed to destroy all of Israel, as there were no occupied lands as they are referred to improperly today as the Six Day War did not occur until June of 1967, a full three years later. One of the contributing factors to there being no pogroms by the Arabs against the Jews in the British Mandate lands was due to the fact that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin el-Husseini fled the Middle East seeking refuge in Berlin. While there Mohammed Amin el-Husseini aided the Nazi actions in executing the Final Solution for the elimination of the Jews of Europe where he also organized Muslim troops in the Balkans forming the 13th Waffen SS division, known as the Hanjar division which was responsible for the murder of about 90% of Bosnia’s Jews and destroyed numerous Serbian churches and villages. He continued upon his return to the Holy Lands after World War II ended where he led troops of Syrian and Jordanian Arabs against the nascent Jewish state of Israel in the war aimed at eliminating the country of Israel the morning when it was declared a state along with the armies of at least six Arab nations.

 

There is another item which has been considered to be too delicate to be discussed openly, that Islam has a violent streak evidenced by the repeated numbers of events such as the attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo last week where the terrorist extremists commit the acts in the name of Islam. Whether Islam is itself the religion of peace or if it is the religion which divides the world into two distinct worlds, Dar al-Islam (دار الإسلام‎), the world of Islam where Muslims rule and Sharia is enforces and non-Muslims must assume the position of Dhimmi (ذمي‎) and defer to Muslims even to the point of walking in the drainage area off the curb refused permission to walk on the sidewalk and must not ever hold their head above a Muslim’s head as such would be an offense. The non-Muslims also must pay a confiscatory and punitive tax called the Jizyah. This is the interpretation taught by some Imams, where Islam will be the dominant religion and eventually will be the sole religion on Earth. They teach that Islam should be spread initially through persuasion and proselyting until people under their rule have been granted the opportunity to convert and adopt Islam three times. If they still refuse then life can be made uncomfortable and eventually unbearable eventually getting to the point where they are demanded to surrender to Islam and Allah or die by the sword. This is the way under Islamic rule within Dar al-Islam. The remainder of the world is called Dar al-Harb (دار الحرب) which translates as House of War and is where non-Muslims rule and the lands have yet to fall to Islam by conversion or conquest. According to these Imams who are presumably knowledgeable about the Quran (القرآن‎), the Hadiths (حديث) and all the writings and teachings of Islam and thus to be believed and taken as the ones who hold the truths of all of Islam. These Imams have been known to issue Fatwas (فتاوى), which is a legal order, holy dictate or mandatory instruction to be obeyed and followed out to the letter. Some Imams have interpreted the teachings of the Quran as instructing Muslims to kill all the Jews in order to facilitate the coming of their Mahdi (مهدي), their messiah who will bring the end-times.

 

Such teachings were likely to have been centrally involved in the choosing of the kosher market and explains why the terrorist who entered the market and informed the patrons and store employees that they were going to have to die because they were Jewish. Then there was the miracle which occurred in the basement of Hyper Cacher, that very same kosher market, where a market employee named Lassana Bathily kept his cool and ushered a number of store patrons into the freezer in the basement and raised the temperature as much as he dare as well as turning off the light assuring them they would be fine as long as they remained quiet. Did Lassana Bathily also enter that freezer to hide? No, he remained outside and also contacted the police and gave them vital information. Those patrons he hid survived the terror assault due to the store employee named Lassana Bathily who also happens to be a Muslim. (more information in the article titled Two Faces of Islam in Charlie Hebdo Attacks ) He gave us a glimpse at the other Muslims, those who are in the majority which we are constantly assured by virtually every Western leader. Perhaps they are correct which would definitely be a relief to the rest of us but there is a person who desires to address those Muslims, especially those who believe that Islam must be made the preeminent religion and reach an agreed adjustment in this view and rather than making Islam preeminent by any means required to permitting other religions to have space for being practiced side by side with Islam without any restrictions. This reformer is the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who addressed Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, the most prestigious Islamic school of higher learning. These are Imams and professors who will mold the future Imams, professors and leaders of Islam. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt’s speech and commentary can be found in the article titled The Islamic Reformer in Egypt. It is the actions of those like Lassana Bathily whose actions though seemingly small are loud and proclaim vividly and beyond the shadows of doubt that there is a side of Islam which is laudable and set a standard for everyone else to match, Muslim and non-Muslim alike and there is the address and hopeful follow-through with the hoped for results started by Egyptian President Abdel el-Sisi and carried forward by the ranks of Islamic authorities who make up the teaching and other student oriented staff whose assistance is critical if el-Sisi’s visions will have any hope of coming to fruition.

 

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