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A key concept, a strange catatonia, and a suggestion
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Posted on 06/30/2019 2:14:32 PM PDT by Jyotishi

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First question: What is al Walaa wal Baraa? Second question: why isn't every non-Islamic worldwide aware of this key concept of Islam? That brings us to Islamo-catatonia.

After that, an announcement, plus an interview.

Re al Walaa wal Baraa. I'm going to give a simple definition, then present a scholarly one. The second one is complete with quotes from Islamic scholars - the only quotes accepted as authoritative by Islamics. They are cited in case anyone should question the importance or content of al Walaa wal Baraa.

Note: we've all had the word, Islamophobia, drilled into us - without any clear precise definition. We know it's somehow related to saying something negative about Islam. But what? And does it matter if what we're saying is truthful? And how does being against "Islamophobia" relate to criminalizing freedom of speech about Islam? Nothing is clear.

On the other hand, very few non-Islamics know the term, al Walaa wal Baraa - though it's very clear, very defined, absolutely central to Islam, and utterly against something that is a core value of the West: namely accepting, valuing and even celebrating diversity that is not harmful.

Why don't we all know of it? My guess: it doesn't benefit Islam that non-Islamics in general have awareness.

That brings up more questions: how does al Walaa wal Baraa fit within the core concepts of Islam? And how much does the concept really matter? The answers are easy. Islam has only 3 core concepts, with this one being the second. And as one of only three core concepts, it matters a lot. More on the three concepts at the end.

But before I get started, here's an easy new word: Islamo-catatonia, meaning being catatonic about Islam - not responding, not looking, not recognizing things about Islam, especially how Islam is at least potentially dangerous.

- it's the freeze response. When there's danger, humans are wired to respond with: fight, flight or freeze. With Islamo-catatonia, people respond with being catatonic about Islam. In other words they freeze, and freeze out negative knowledge of Islam.

But the fight response is also present, and powerful. It's just deflected away from Islam.

People who are Islamo-catatonic FIGHT THOSE WHO ARE NOT ISLAMO-CATATONIC, instead of dealing with Islam. Very useful for Islam.

About their own culture, these people tend to show, in the words of psychologist James Hilman, an anaesthetized heart. More on this at the end.


Al Walaa wal Baraa - an easy version:

Al Walaa wal Baraa is the doctrine of adherence and dis-association. It's the best-supported doctrine within the Quran (and, for those who look further, in the Hadiths and the Sira).

Exactly what is this?

It is the doctrine of Islamic apartheid. Muslims are to have their separate socializing, free from the contamination of kafirs (a very negative word for non-Islamics) who tend to weaken their faith and make them adopt the lifestyle of disbelievers. In other words, Muslims are to have a separate, parallel society.

If it were only separation, it would be one thing. But it is not enough for Islamics just to hate kafirs, they must - according to this core aspect of Islam - show disdain, and humiliate kafirs. This is established in the Quran, Hadiths, Sira, and the Tafsirs (Islamic 'canonical commentaries').

It is important to note that al Walaa wal Baraa is an essential doctrine - literally "essential of the faith" (usul ud-deen). This means that Muslims who do not believe and practice it cannot go to paradise. They are called hypocrites (murtad) in the Quran.

This doctrine is the opposite of the Golden Rule.

Al Walaa wal Baraa is also the reverse of the modern Western concepts of tolerance, and of celebration of diversity.

So Islam is inherently intolerant of any ideology other than its own. Islam celebrates uniformity and compliance.

Here is an explanation for children who play "I'm the king of the castle, you're the dirty rascal." The king of the castle: that is Islamics. The dirty rascals: that's everyone else. A difference between the game and Islam is that, in Islam, it's not fun and games, with sometimes one child and sometimes another being the king. Islamics are always to be on top. Everyone else is always to be hated, ridiculed, humiliated, etc.


Al Walaa wal Baraa - a scholarly version

The memorandum below was sent by Robert Frankling to all Canadian members of parliament and senators before the discussion and vote on a motion, M-103, scheduled for February 16, 2017. M-103 was recognized by many Canadians as an important step toward the Islamic goal of criminalizing criticism of Islam. The motion condemns Islamophobia without defining it - even without looking at Islam, and why someone might well respond with fear.


by Robert Frankling

It is ironic for Parliamentarians to even consider banning Islamophobia, which is undefined, theoretical, nebulous, and unofficial.

Yet Parliamentarians are patently disregarding that Islam contains a doctrine that is intolerant and discriminatory. This doctrine, furthermore, is 'ESSENTIAL 'within Islam. That is, it is, unlike "Islamophobia," CLEARLY DEFINED, LEGALLY BINDING, PRECISE and OFFICIAL.

  • ‘Al Walaa wal Baraa’ – (Allegiance and Disassociation) is an Islamic doctrine that is very similar to apartheid.
  • ‘Al Walaa wal Baraa’ is an 'essential doctrine' (usul ud-deen). ‘Essential’ means that all Muslims must believe and practice al Walaa wal Baraa as a condition of being admitted to paradise.
  • ‘Al Walaa wal Baraa’ is a highly developed, well-supported and canonical part of Islam approved by the consensus of Islamic jurists.
  • ‘Al Walaa wal Baraa’ is legally binding and obligatory upon all Muslims.
  • ‘Al Walaa wal Baraa’ is precisely defined by Islamic jurists and is not a nebulous idea
  • ‘Al Walaa wal Baraa’ is an official Islamic doctrine and considered the second most important doctrine in Islam.

Definition of ‘Al Walaa wal Baraa’ from Islamic sources:

  • from The Islamic Concept of al-Walaa' wal-Baraa' by Khalid El-Gharib: "to show enmity to those who show enmity to Allaah and His Messenger.” (i.e. Muslims are to visibly demonstrate their enmity towards the kufaar - non-Muslims)

  • from a lecture given by Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal (H.A.): "The implication of al-Baraa is that one HATES for the sake of Allah (SWT)…Al-Baraa means to recognize who your enemies are and to HATE them and EXTERMINATE them in their Endeavour to get rid of your Deen, al-Islam…Al-Baraa is to HATE the people who propagate Baatil (falsehood)—the Muslim should HATE them and (at least desire to) KILL them when the time comes." (i.e. the hatred of Muslims toward the kufaar is for the purpose of ethnic cleansing)

Examples of Baraa from Historic Islamic Leaders:

  • from Ahmad Sirhindi (1564-1624): "The honour of Islam lies in insulting kufr and kafirs. One who respects the kafirs dishonours the Muslims... The real purpose of levying jiziya on them is to humiliate them to such an extent that they may not be able to dress well and to live in grandeur. They should constantly remain terrified and trembling. It is intended to hold them under contempt and to uphold the honour and might of Islam." (letter No. 163)

  • from Book of Emaan, by ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328): "... true believers show animosity and hatred towards disbelievers and never support them.”
    (The Book of Faith ("Kitab al Iman") - ISBN: 9781615842872)

  • from Abd-Allaah al-Ashqar, "Belief in Allah," by Umar Sulayman: "The Muslim should regard the Kuffaar as enemies and hate them because of their kufr, just as he hates their kufr (disbelief) itself." (English, 2002)

  • from Al Walaa wal Baraa According to the Aqeedah of the Salaf, by Sheikh Muhammad Saeed al Qatani, authoritative Saudi Sharia lawyer and imam at the Abu Bakr and Al Furqan Mosques in Mecca: "The doctrine of al Wala wal Baraa is the real image for the actual practice of this faith."


The 3 Key Concepts of Islam

by Robert Frankling

There are three essential doctrines of Islam ('usul-ud-deen' - 'essential of the faith').

They come in pairs:
1) Singleness of God & Final Prophet;
2) Al Walaa wal Baraa;
3) Jihad & Hegira.

The first essential doctrine is the premise of Islam.

The second is the 'emotion' of Islam. This has been dealt with above.

The third is the 'method' of Islam.

The third doctrine is how to implement the 'emotion' of Islam, through battling the kafirs (non-Islamics - lowest of the low). The 'method' of Islam proceeds by a 'swing' of advance & retreat. It is fighting & emigration, or fighting & withdrawal to fight another day.

Hegira is the insertion period, followed by jihad against the 'near enemy'. We are seeing the hegira in Europe, Australia and North America at this moment.

We are also seeing the 'near enemy' jihad in Europe, Australia and North America, but it is only the beginning of this war.

Jihad takes four forms: 1) military fighting (the sword) 2) fighting with the tongue 3) fighting with the pen 4) fighting with money (financing military or other jihads).

Muslims must obligatorily participate in jihad, since it is an 'usul-ud-deen',' an 'essential of the faith' that is 'essential for salvation' and admission to the Islamic paradise. A Muslim who does not participate in the 4 forms of jihad will die a 'hypocrite' and go to hell.


Note: no Islamic has put forward a motion, in any Western country, that would mandate making known these 3 concepts to all non-Islamics. The second and third concept certainly don't make it into school texts aimed at non-Islamics. Instead, throughout the West, there's attention to stopping so-called Islamophobia and criminalizing freedom of speech about Islam.

It may be more than high time for non-Islamics to put more effort into popularizing knowledge of Islam.


I started with a term, Islamo-catatonia. Psychologist James Hillman says something that may relate: "The question of evil refers primarily to the anaesthetized heart, the heart that has no reaction to what it faces, thereby turning the variegated sensuous face of the world into monotony, sameness, oneness" (from the book, The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World).

With Islamo-catatonia, what might be the "anaesthetized heart, the heart that has no reaction to what it faces"? First, of course there is the non-response to Islam. Also, and even more relevant, instead of loving the West, despite its many flaws, there is anger, coldness, hatred, numbness.

Trump comes to mind, as someone who celebrates the West - particularly his own country, the United States - instead of being cold and unfeeling about it, seeing only negatives.

And the very people who go on about the importance of being non-judgmental - such as the politically correct - harshly judge, and rage against, both Trump and their home culture.

And with that, all the best to all of us who care deeply, and dare to do what we can,


PS. You're welcome to post any of this on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Please include the link:

PPS. If you want to write to Canadian MPs about this - or about anything, here is contact information:


posted Feb 29, 2017



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1 posted on 06/30/2019 2:14:32 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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So . . .
Islam can never be part of western civilization?

How cutting edge.

The West learned that 1,000 years ago.

2 posted on 06/30/2019 2:24:06 PM PDT by Macoozie (Handcuffs and Orange Jumpsuits)
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Why is there no quranic passage cited to support their premise? Did I miss that?

3 posted on 06/30/2019 2:24:36 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

Maybe the author’s other writings, referenced in the article, quote passages from the Quran and/or Hadiths. If not then there is likely to be relevant material at Jihad Watch:

4 posted on 06/30/2019 2:33:23 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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here's an easy new word: Islamo-catatonia, meaning being catatonic about Islam

Evasion of reality is one of the worst and most common vice of leftardism.

5 posted on 06/30/2019 2:34:10 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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Related site:

“The Perfect Man Truth”

6 posted on 06/30/2019 2:37:41 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi
Jihad Report (from

June 23, 2019 -
June 28, 2019

Attacks 33
Killed 158
Injured 119
Suicide Blasts 4
Countries 12

7 posted on 06/30/2019 2:43:10 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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“There is a genocide going on”: Nigerian Christians describe atrocities by Muslim group

Posted on 6/30/2019, 2:35:06 PM by robowombat

“There is a genocide going on”: Nigerian Christians describe atrocities by Muslim group


And the world yawns, because the victims are Christians, and Christians are not classified among the political and media elites’ favored victim groups.

“Nigerians describe horrors of Fulani atrocities: ‘There is a genocide going on,’” by Samuel Smith, Christian Post, June 14, 2019:

WASHINGTON — Nigerians from predominantly Christian tribes in Nigeria visited the United States this week to share how their tribes are now “homeless” and “sleeping under the skies” after recent massacres at the hands of Fulani radicals and unwanted actions taken by the government.

Two members from the Adara community, a majority Christian ethnic group in Southern Kaduna state, shared their experiences during a panel event sponsored by the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation that also featured persecuted Nigerians from other parts of the country.

Alheri Magaji, the daughter of the current leader of the Adara Chiefdom, told the audience about how her ethnic group suffered vicious attacks carried out from mid-February through April this year that left about 400 dead and displaced thousands in her community.

“Right now my tribe is nonexistent legally,” Magaji explained. “Part of the reason why I am here is to try to get my land back. That is who I am. That is my identity. That is what makes me. My people are stranded. They are literally sleeping under the skies on the floor [with] no houses, no food, nothing. It is not about relief materials and how much we can donate. It’s about holding the government accountable.”

As previously reported, a series of Fulani attacks were carried out in Adara communities in the Kajuru local government area in a span of a few weeks by suspected Fulani radicals. Along with the hundreds of lives taken, countless buildings were burned and destroyed.

Fulani herdsmen, many of which are Muslim, are a nomadic ethnic group found in West and Central Africa. While conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria has been ongoing for decades, Magaji and other panelists explained that attacks launched by Fulani radicals in the last few years are more atrocious than the farmer-herder conflicts that came before.

“I spoke to a woman whose limbs were cut off. She had four kids and was nine months pregnant,” Magaji recalled. “Fulani herdsmen came to a Kajuru town in February, about 400 of them with AK-47s. They came at around 6:30 a.m. They spoke Adara. They came in with war songs. They were singing songs that translate into ‘the owners of the land have come. It’s time for settlers to leave.’”

“We have 2-month-old babies, 6-month-old babies, babies in the bellies turned from their mother’s womb and slaughtered like animals, like chickens,” she continued. “We are here today to beg the U.S. government and for the world to hear our story.”

By the time the series of Fulani attacks occurred this past spring, the Adara tribe had already been pushed into a state of uncertainty. Magaji said last May that the Kaduna government passed a measure to split the Adara chiefdom and create a Fulani Muslim emirate in Kajuru.

The Adara community detested such a proposal. Magaji added that the Adara chief was kidnapped last Oct. 19 and murdered about a week later even though a ransom was paid for his release.

“It was when the chief died that the elders in our land realized that the governor … [said that] Adara Christians are now under a Muslim Hausa-Fulani emirate,” she explained. “It is so ridiculous that it was already signed into law and nobody knew about it. For a governor to make that kind of law in the first place without the people of the land knowing about it is illegal and unjust.”

Magaji said that the elders of her community tried to pressure the government but “nobody would listen.”

“When they realized that nobody was going to listen to them, they took the matter to court,” she explained. “A week after the civil case started in court, my dad and eight other elders were arrested and thrown into prison for no reason.”

Magaji said the state government blamed the Adara elders for the death of 66 Fulani herdsmen that were killed in February 2019.

“The problem we have with the statement the governor made is that on the 10th of February, 11 Adarra people were killed,” she said. “The government didn’t say anything about it even when the leaders of the community officially made statements.”…

Magaji fears that the Adara tribe will end up going “extinct.”

“The government takes over and does whatever it wants to do,” she added. “It’s a plan that if it is not [halted] right now, it’s going to be terrible for the world at large. There is a genocide going on. Every morning we wake up to different stories.”

8 posted on 06/30/2019 2:43:48 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (KAG! Keep America Great! Vote for President Trump in 2020! KAG! Keep America Great. Again!)
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9 posted on 06/30/2019 2:45:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Grampa Dave


10 posted on 06/30/2019 2:46:57 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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Dear Lord, give our leaders the wisdom to see what this cult really is, and the will to protect us from it. Amen.

Really don’t understand why the term pigdog murder-muzzie doesn’t catch on.

11 posted on 06/30/2019 3:15:07 PM PDT by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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The “celebration of diversity” is way overrated.

12 posted on 06/30/2019 3:15:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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Simple truth
13 posted on 06/30/2019 7:35:18 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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