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Islam As Sedition
Chronicles Magazine | Feb 3, 03 | Srdja Trifkovic

Posted on 02/14/2003 10:49:55 AM PST by philosofy123


by Srdja Trifkovic

It is wrong to say that Muslims have simply "replaced" communists as the main threat to the West; they are but two faces of the same menace, of the closed society and the closed mind. The totalitarian nature of Islam, akin to Communism and Nazism, makes the threat different in degree to that faced during the Cold War, but not in kind. It demands a similar response.

Perhaps only one in a hundred communists living in the West was an active Soviet spy; maybe not one in a hundred Muslim immigrants is an active Bin Laden asset. Nevertheless, managing the communist risk 50 years ago entailed denying entry visas (let alone permanent residences, college training, or passports!) to self-avowed Party members. Doing the same now, with Bin Laden's potential recruits, is the key to any meaningful anti-terrorist strategy.

It is time to pay attention to the fact well known to INS officials: that all too often the attitudes of Muslims who want to live in the United States change rapidly once their status in America is secure. When applying for admission and while awaiting green cards, in interviews with U.S. officials they complain about the lack of freedom in their native country, citing specific instances in the area of human rights and politics. But as soon as they gain permanent residence, let alone citizenship, they suddenly turn against their host nation and begin to praise the virtues of an Islamic state, forgetting their pleadings with immigration officials to accept their application. Current precautions at the ports of entry are a welcome, necessary and useful first step in protecting America, but they must not be the last. A thorough and systematic background check of each applicant, coupled with psychological tests and one-on-one in-depth interviews with specialists qualified to detect such "dual personality" traits in potential immigrants, need to be introduced for all newcomers from the countries at risk, as well as for Muslims from non-Muslim countries, like the "Frenchman" Zacarias Moussaoui.

The alternative is a non-targeted, sweepingly general, clampdown on civil liberties that will be as ineffective in curbing Islamic extremism as it will be undoubtedly successful in making life less pleasant and less dignified for the peoples of the West. A coherent long-term counterterrorist strategy, therefore, must entail denying Islam the foothold inside the West. Like Communism, Islam relies on a domestic fifth column-the Allah-worshiping Rosenbergs, Philbys, Blunts, and Hisses-to subvert the civilized world. It also relies on an army of left-wing fellow-travelers who sympathize with Islam partly because it is a leading historical rival of the Western civilization they hate and partly because they long for a romanticized and sanitized Muslim past that substitutes for the authentic Western roots they have rejected. Those roots must be defended, in the full knowledge that those who subscribe to Islam and its civilization are aliens, regardless of their clothes, their professions or their places of residence.

The West faces two clear alternatives: defense, or submission and acceptance of sacred Arab places as its own. Western political leaders, including President Bush, have every right to pay compliments to Muslim piety and good works, but they should be as wary of believing their own theological reassurances as they would be of facile insults. Islamic populations and individuals draw very different things from their religion, its scripture and traditions, but anti-infidel violence is a hardy perennial. The challenge remains-how to prevent theocratic terror from winning support, and how to prevent it sheltering behind secular-liberal toleration.

While it is proper for democratic government to refrain from legislating the practice of religion in any way, Islam is a special case because it is, on its own admission, much more than "just a religion." It needs to be understood and subjected to the same supervision and legal restrains that apply to other cults prone to violence, and to violent political hate groups whose avowed aim is the destruction of our order of life.

Once it is accepted that "true Islam" does not recognize a priori the right of any other religion or world outlook to exist-least of all the atheistic secular humanism -a serious anti-terrorist strategy will become possible. The current terrorist threat to the United States comes almost exclusively from the members of the Muslim community. Critical to reducing the chance of an attack in the future are an immediate moratorium on all immigration from the risk-nations, an expansion of the Border Patrol to the point of zero-porosity, a radical reduction of visas issued to nationals of states that harbor or produce terrorists, abandonment of amnesty debate and the swift and rigorous deportation of all illegal aliens, and especially those from rogue nations that threaten America.

We are being indoctrinated into the dogma that the trend is inevitable, that economically motivated, unceasing immigration on a vast scale is unstoppable because it is due to inexorable global market forces. This is not true. Free citizens must not submit their destiny, and that of their progeny, to a historicist fallacy. Immigration from Islamic nations, and indeed all others, can, and should, be subject to the democratic will of the American people. They have every right to defend themselves and their way of life.

The struggle against terrorism starts with knowing thy enemy. A new paradigm on Islam, immigration, and Western identity are needed. Then, and only then, will human intelligence assets be usefully deployed to identify, target, and then destroy the individuals and networks dedicated to our destruction. All will be in vain unless murderous Islamic extremism, manifested on September 11, spells the end of another kind of extremism: the stubborn insistence of the ruling liberal establishment on treating each and every newcomer as equally meltable in the pot.

Reducing and gradually ending unnecessary and harmful dependence on Middle Eastern oil is probably the easiest to achieve of all prerequisites for the policy of survival. Greed has always blinded power-wielders to danger, however, and it still does, and I am grateful that the President has included this important issue in his State of the Union address.

Yes, Islam has an inherent advantage over the tepid ideology of multicultural mediocrity in that it offers Allah in the place of nothing. Its adherents should not be condemned for maintaining their traditions. We should blame ourselves for refusing to acknowledge the facts of the case and failing to take stock of our options. People did not take Mein Kampf seriously, at their own peril.

The Qur'an's exhortations to the believers to annihilate the non-believers, to confiscate their land and property, to take their women and enslave their children are equally frank, and the fruits visible through the centuries. We have no obligation to "respect other cultures" and ideas when those cultures and ideas lead to human suffering, misery, and servitude. We have every right to protect our ideas and way of life by openly proclaiming the superiority of our principles. Our problem is not prejudice about Islam, but folly in the face of its violence and cruelty.

There is a huge problem for all Muslims-the violent message of the Qur'an. We cannot solve it for them, and we should not be asked to deem the problem solved by pretending that the Qur'an is a pacifist tract. Humans are perfectly capable of reinterpreting scripture when absolutely necessary, but until the petrol dollars support a line of Islamic exegesis that can renounce the ideals of jihad, terror, tax, and subjugation we must have the guts to call a religion of war by its right name.

Islam is a collective psychosis seeking to become global, and any attempt to compromise with madness leads to becoming part of the madness oneself. No one who believes that jihad is the right or duty of all Muslims, or who promotes adoption of Shari'a law or reestablishment of the caliphate, should be allowed to settle in any Western country, and every applicant should be asked. The passport of anyone preaching jihad should be revoked. This may be called discrimination but the quarrel is not of our choosing. They will scream "Discrimination!" and we'll reply "Sedition!"

Those who submit to that faith must solve the problem they set themselves. Islam discriminates against us. Until the petrodollars support a Qur'anic revisionism that does not, we should resist it by all means available. Secularists and believers of all other faiths must act together before it is too late.

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: caruba; davidharsanyi; islam; islamicterror
Islam infestation of the West and its militant manifestation must be taken as a termite infestation. You do not chase and kill termites as you see them. You must look for the source, find the nest and kill the queen. Then, do not stop there; you must make sure that the conditions that allowed for that infestation must also be eliminated.

This analogy should take us to the radical interpretation of Islamic ideology, and how leaderships in Moslem countries must be made to understand the danger of inflaming the minds of the believers. By deposing Saddam, or disarming him, or his cohorts we are simply chasing termites one at a time, while feeding the queen (Saudi Arabia)!

1 posted on 02/14/2003 10:49:55 AM PST by philosofy123
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2 posted on 02/14/2003 10:51:12 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Thank you so much for all these references.
3 posted on 02/14/2003 11:03:08 AM PST by philosofy123
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Another odious feature of Islam not mentioned in the excellent article is the fact that lying to infidels (non-Muslims, or indeed even professing Muslims whom your imam or caliph has declared to be infidels) in the service of Islam is considered a virtue.

Asking a faithful Muslim if he renounces jihad as literal warfare is useless. If he says no, at least he is being honest, and can be excluded from imigrating with a hearty thanks for his frankness. If he says, yes, the fact that lying to infidels in the service of Islam is a virtue renders the reply contentless.

4 posted on 02/14/2003 11:03:16 AM PST by The_Reader_David
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Isn't the root of the problem the fact that Islam will not allow any competing belief systems to exist? This being the case, the only way to resolve the evil of Islam is to :

1) Eradicate every Islamist and all related literature


2) Modify Islam so that it, like Christianity, recognizes the fact that the choice of belief system is up to the individual and Islam must not impose it's choices on others?

Are either of these options practically possible? Or are we doomed to perpetual attempts by Islamists to impose (by force) their beliefs on everyone who is not an Islamist?

5 posted on 02/14/2003 11:07:38 AM PST by jimkress
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To: The_Reader_David
You are 100% correct. That is why my comments on this mess that we are in illustrate the similarity of termite infestation with this Islamic militant movement. You can chase your tail forever killing one termite at a time as you see them. The wise thing to do is to find out where they come from, and 1) kill the queen 2) eliminate the moist wood that attracts them. What do you think of this analogy?
6 posted on 02/14/2003 11:10:00 AM PST by philosofy123
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To: Stand Watch Listen
One of the all-time great references on Islam is The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer. It explains Islam (among other things) as an example of crowd psychology.
7 posted on 02/14/2003 11:18:07 AM PST by snarkpup
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To: jimkress
Bush should say to the Saudi King, if you do not allow Christians and Jews to practice their religions in Saudi Arabia, we will demolish every single mosque in the USA that was built with Saudi money. Do you think that would be unfair, impolite, or out of line? I think Bush, and the rest of the European leaders prostitute themselves to the Saudis. Please don't take me wrong, I don't mean to pick on Bush alone, all his predessors are just as guilty.

All of these so called experts on the Middle East or Islam need to find another career. It amazes me how many TV program, and thousands of reporters are simply dancing around the problem, simply because it is not politically correct to say any thing negative about other people’s religion. It is fine to respect other people religion as long as it does not incite them to kill others. Yes Christianity killed, and Judaism killed, but that in the distant past. Both religions underwent many reforms to keep up with civilization and civility between people. A simple observation will show that all the Arab nations are governed by dictators.

Another fact is all Moslem clerics, and Moslem schools are 100% funded by the governments. In addition, Most of the big media in all Moslem countries are owned by the governments. Therefore, it is not acceptable that any of these dictators can attempt to escape responsibility of the venomous hate being preached in mosques, schools or in the media. We know that their media or mosques cannot preach against the dictator, in fear of retribution, hence, it should be the same if the US orders these dictators to silence the hate rhetoric. Yes our media is full of hate to the Moslems, however, we have free media that is not owned and operated by our government. Moreover, if the Moslems did not condone the fanatic Islamic terrors around the world, we would not have any hate against them.

If the US is going to get its hands dirty in this barbaric stone-age Moslem culture, it must have the guts to insist on reforming that religion. Simply ask yourself this question: How many rabbi or priest observes Leviticus 15-19 that deals with women as “unclean” during their monthly periods. Or how many rabbi or pries think that guys may have 700 wives just like King Solomon did? There is plenty of old stuff in the Judeo-Christian books that is typically swept under the rug. If Christians and Jews would only preach about vengeance and winning souls to the lord by force, we would be just as barbaric as Moslems today. Moslems should reflect on the concept of spreading their religion by force. Is spreading Islam justifies that Moslems be considered barbaric people, and that their religion becomes a pariah religion? If the answer is no, then they must demand from their leaders to reform that nonsense. Stoning the sinners is in the Torah too, no Jewish court would stick to that notion, so are Jews ignoring their religion? No, simply reforming it. How many priests are preaching to their parishioners to poke their eyes out if they looked or lusted after a woman? I hope you got my point!

Jews and Christians, and indeed the whole world used to dress in rags and robes-that is a couple of thousands years ago! Since then the whole world changed dress code hundreds of ways, except for the fanatic Moslem Arabs. Is it lack of exposure to the outside world? Is it because they are not interested in fashion? No to both, they simply enforce and pressure each other not to think different, and not accept reform. To me, I don’t care if these people want to ware rags for the next 2 thousand years, my problem is with the unwillingness, by force, to be tolerant of others or accept reform. That must change, simply because it causes that stone-age culture to stay behind, oppressing their people, and exporting hate and violence against others.

8 posted on 02/14/2003 11:23:40 AM PST by philosofy123
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"While it is proper for democratic government to refrain from legislating the practice of religion in any way, Islam is a special case because it is, on its own admission, much more than "just a religion." It needs to be understood and subjected to the same supervision and legal restrains that apply to other cults prone to violence, and to violent political hate groups whose avowed aim is the destruction of our order of life"
9 posted on 02/14/2003 11:24:49 AM PST by Turbodog
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Fanatic Islam, at least the way it is today should be considered equivalent to Nazism, and communism. All the civilized nations of the world should start an alarm as they see a guy by the name of “Mohammed” applying for a visa! Is he sympathetic to islamofacist? Don’t let him in!
10 posted on 02/14/2003 11:35:19 AM PST by philosofy123
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To: philosofy123
Islam IS a religion of PIECE: A PIECE of Israel, a PIECE of Europe, and a great big, smoking, uninhabitable PIECE of America, if we don't stand up to islamists in and out of our country!!!
11 posted on 02/14/2003 11:55:38 AM PST by Captainpaintball (Want the REAL "Get Out Of Jail Card" ? Just put a 'D' at the end of your name...)
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This article was well written and straight to the truth.
I applaud the writer. Islam does not respect the right of an individual to choose his own belief.
12 posted on 02/14/2003 12:13:52 PM PST by tessalu
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To: Captainpaintball
This article was well written and straight to the truth.
I applaud the writer. Islam does not respect the right of an individual to choose his own belief.
13 posted on 02/14/2003 12:14:28 PM PST by tessalu
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