Monday, April 20, 2015


Dear Reader!

I have to leave blogging and I don`t know if I will return or not. I`m sorry.

Best Wishes,

Andrew Bostom: How Jihad War Doctrine in Sunni and Shiite Islam Are Equivalent

From the blog of Dr. Andrew Bostom, an expert on Islam (to read the rest click on the link below):

How Jihad War Doctrine in Sunni and Shiite Islam Are Equivalent
by Andrew Bostom

Shia and Sunni doctrines on jihad are fundamentally the same. 1 Even the so-called “requirement” for the “hidden” Shia Imam’s “consent” to wage jihad, was already argued away regarding “defensive jihad” by Abu Jaffar al-Tusi during the 11th century as the Shia of Iraq were beset by the Sunni Seljuk Turks. 2 This position was reiterated in the 13th century by al-Hilli. These legists maintained—in a deliberately vague and elastic formulation—that Shia Muslims could be summoned to jihad by the Imam’s so-called “designee(s)”—which came to mean the “fuqaha,” or doctors of the (Shiite) Muslim Law. With the advent, at the outset of the 16th century, of the very aggressive Shiite Safavid theocracy under Shah Ismail, who claimed direct descent from the Imams, we see  “non-fuqaha” rulers declaring unabashed offensive, expansionist jihad throughout this dynasty. 5
 Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism " (Prometheus, November, 2008) 

Palestinian Authority TV sermon: Jews are "apes and pigs"

Quote from the Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin PA TV sermon: Jews are "apes and pigs" by Itamar Marcus where the above clip from official PA TV, Jan. 30, 2015 is contextualized further:
The PA's Islam-based Antisemitism, presenting Jews as eternally evil, together with defining Jews as enemies of Allah, cursed by Allah, apes and pigs, has been used by the PA to justify murder and even genocide of Jews,as the PA Mufti did at a Fatah celebration.

Please read the whole PMW bulletin at the link above.

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen: The Fifth Generation Warfare

To read the whole thing click on the adress below.

The Fifth Generation WarfareBy: Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen | Friday, June 20, 2008

[From Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency; Edited by Jeffrey Norwitz; U.S. Naval War College, June 2008, chapter 28.]

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is author of Funding Evil; How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It. She is director of the American Center for Democracy and member of the Committee on the Present DangerAlyssa A. Lappen, Senior Fellow at the ACD, is a former editor for ForbesCorporate FinanceWorking Woman and Institutional Investor.

The United States and the West cannot win the war against radical Islam merely with the most sophisticated military strategies. Winning requires understanding the role of shari'a and the Muslim Brotherhood in developing a global ideological and political movement supported by a parallel "Islamic" financial system to exploit and undermine Western economies and markets. This movement is the foundation and the major funding source for the political, economic, and military initiatives of the global Islamic movement.1 
Shari'a finance is a new weapon in the arsenal of what might be termed fifth-generation warfare (5GW).2The perpetrators include both states and organizations, advancing a global totalitarian ideology disguised as a religion. The end goal is to impose that ideology worldwide, making the Islamic "nation," or ummah, supreme.3
Shari'a is the set of Islamic laws established by Muslim jurists, based on the Qur'an and deeds of the prophet Muhammad, as recorded beginning more than 1,200 years ago. Its end goal, for all time, is establishing a world ruled entirely by Islam and the harsh shari'a laws. These laws govern every aspect of daily life and prohibit individual, political, and religious freedoms.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Middle East and Islam specialist Raymond Ibrahim: Studying the Islamic Way of War

From National Review  (clicking on the link will take you to the National Review website where the piece can be read in it`s entirety):

Studying the Islamic Way of War
by Raymond Ibrahim, September 11, 2008


Contrast this with Islam’s doctrines of war: their “theological” quality — grounded as they are in a religion whose “divine” precepts transcend time and space, and are believed to be immutable — make Islam’s war doctrines unlikely ever to go out of style. While one can argue that learning how Alexander maneuvered his cavalry at the Battle of Guagamela in 331 BC is both academic and anachronistic, the exploits and stratagems of the prophet Muhammad — his “war sunna” — still serve as an example to modern-day jihadists.

Was Muhammad a terrorist?

Here I would suggest you read the two items below for an instructional and lucid perspective on this subject.

From Answering-Islam (click on the link to read the whole thing):
Was Muhammad a terrorist?
by Silas

It is important to know if Muhammad was a terrorist or not. Muhammad is Islam. Muhammad is a root of Islam. The actions of his life bear critically upon the faith of Islam and his followers because the Quran instructs them to imitate Muhammad’s life. If Muhammad was not a terrorist then there has been "much ado about nothing". But if he was a terrorist then Islam has a terrorist component and paradigm.
From Sina`s Challenge (click on the link to read the entire text):
Muhammad: A Terrorist
by Ali Sina

Islamic terrorism has its origin in the sayings and examples set by Muhammad.  
In the last ten years of his life, after Muhammad migrated to Medina , he launched no less than 78 raids called qazwa (raid, ambush, sudden attack). Some of these qazwas involved the assassination of one opponent by one or a group of volunteers, and others were carried out by hundreds or thousands of warriors. Nonetheless a common characteristic of all Muhammad’s incursions was that they were done without notice. The enemy was caught off guard without being given the chance to prepare himself or be armed.  As such all Muhammad’s victims were civilians.  

Q Society on "Civilisational" Jihad and the Process, Methods and Tactics of the Islamisation of Australia

The Islam-critical organisation Q Society of Australia Inc. provides these two informative and readable papers on their website (as free pdf-files):

Q on: The Islamisation of Australia. Process, Methods & Tactics.

The process outlined below can be likened to the “boiled frog syndrome”, wherein a frog is put into cold water and as the temperature rises very slowly, the frog doesn't notice until it is too late and the frog is boiled.

Q on: Understanding ‘Stealth’ or ‘Civilisational’ Jihad

Islamic text and history refer mostly to a violent jihad. However, jihad can be achieved through one's "heart, hand, tongue, money or sword". 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Islam expert David Wood on the three stages of Jihad (stealth, defensive, offensive)

Mumin Salih: Mohammed's Flag and Seal

From Islam-Watch (click on the link below to read the whole thing):

Mohammed's Flag and Seal

By Mumin Salih

The black flag of the Islamic State has become a familiar sight to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The flag is not only associated with the Islamic State but with terror in all its forms. The black flag is not new; it has been in use for years by other Islamic terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and before them by Hizbul Tahrir.
The fact that all those terrorist organizations decided to choose the black flag was not random but a carefully made decision. Just like everything those organization do, the black flag represents Islam well and has its roots in Mohammed’s Islamic State. The Muslim scholars agree that Mohammed’s flag, which he used in his wars, was black. Probably it had no writings on it but that is only because of the technical difficulties involved.
The Arabic writings on the Islamic State’s flag say “no god but Allah”, which is the first part of the Islamic statement of faith (the shahada). The second part of the shahada, which reads “ Mohammed is the messenger of Allah”, seems to be missing but is not – it is incorporated in the rounded shape underneath. That white circle on the flag is of special significance since it represents Mohammed’s seal.
We have seen an increasing number of Muslim organizations and nations who insert Allah’s name on their flags.