Wednesday, August 19, 2015

IceViking on indefinite hiatus

Dear Reader,

IceViking has to go on an indefinite hiatus but hopes to resume blogging at some point in the future (preferably sooner rather than later although I can`t promise anything). Thank You for Your readership!
 
Best Wishes,
/IceViking

Re-post: Stephen Coughlin`s Red Pill Brief: A presentation given to the Vienna Academic Society, Austria, May 23rd, 2015 by American Major and PhD, Stephen Coughlin

Please take some time out of your busy day and watch this presentation relating to Islam (one video a day for instance). It`s profound and erudite yet easy to understand and accessible to most anyone.



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Olof Hedengren: Med fulla segel mot klipporna

http://samtiden.nu/19178/med-fulla-segel-mot-klipporna/
Med fulla segel mot klipporna
av Olof Hedengren
Krönika i Samtiden

Citat:
Detta är dagens Sverige. Skeppet slörar för fulla segel mot klipporna. Och högst upp i utkikskorgen turas framstående företrädare för förtrytelsens skola om att meddela att kursen är korrekt och fan tar den som hävdar något annat. Problemet är att dessa dödgrävare inte endast som de gamla piraterna har en lapp för ena ögat. De har en svart bindel för bägge ögonen. Vi andra står på däck och väntar på den stora smällen. Vi kan redan höra hur de vassa reven börjar riva i skrovet men Karin Pettersson högt uppe i utkikskorgen är inte endast blind utan även döv. I hennes inre susar den vänstervind hon så gärna suggererar fram. Hon ser Paradiset där vi ser Armageddon.
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Brigitte Gabriel Educates Moderate Muslim


Gavin McInnes on Transsexualism


Bill Warner, PhD: The Not So Golden Age of Islam

We are often told of the greatness of the Islamic Golden Age. But how much actual gold was there? And why does Islam do so poorly in intellectual work today?

The Closing of the Muslim Mind

The entire interview can be read by clicking on the adress below:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/74360/closing-muslim-mind-jamie-glazov

THE CLOSING OF THE MUSLIM MIND

How intellectual suicide created the modern Islamist crisis.

 
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Robert R. Reilly, a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council who has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington PostReader’s Digest, and National Review, among many other publications. A member of the board of the Middle East Media Research Institute and a former director of the Voice of America, he has taught at the National Defense University, served in the White House and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His latest book is The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis, just been published by ISI Press.

Quote:

FP: Share some statistics and facts with us to illuminate the earthly incarnations of the closed Muslim mind. In other words, paint for us the dysfunctional culture of Islam today.

Reilly: Well, there are tons of statistics put out by the UN Arab Human Development reports, all written by Arab scholars, by the way.  In brief, but for sub-Saharan Africa, the 300 million people in the Arab world would be at the bottom of every measure of human progress – education, literacy, health care, productivity, GDP, patents, etc.  Original scientific research is essentially dead.  The effort of science is to discover nature’s laws.  The teaching that these laws do not, in fact, exist (for theological reasons) is an obvious discouragement to the scientific enterprise.
Also, it is very revealing that Spain translates almost as many books in a single year as the Arab world has translated in the last thousand years.  What would Caliph al-Ma’mun, who created the House of Wisdom in Baghdad in 830 A.D. to translate books, think of the state of the Arabic world today?  He would be appalled.
Sometime anecdotes tell as much or more than the statistics, especially about the effects of the denial of secondary causality on even the most practical aspects of daily life.  For instance, former British Islamist Ed Husain relates that “Hizb ut-Tahrir [an organization dedicated to the restoration of the caliphate] believed that all natural events were acts of God (though in some actions man could exercise free will), hence insurance polices were haram . . . Hizb members could not insure their cars.”  Likewise, the use of seatbelts is considered presumptuous.  If one’s allotted time has arrived, the seatbelt is superfluous.  If it has not, it is unnecessary.  One must realize that the phrase “in shā Allah [God willing]” is not simply a polite social convention, but a theological doctrine.
Those involved in training Middle Eastern military forces have encountered a lackadaisical attitude to weapon maintenance and sharp-shooting.  If God wants the bullet to hit the target, it will and, if He does not, it will not.  It has little to do with human agency or skills obtained by discipline and practice.  As the Qur’anic verse states: “When you shot it was not you who shot but God.” (8:17)
A Kurdish acquaintance told me that he went on the Hajj with a devout friend who was very much taken by the Ash’arite teaching of God as the only cause.  At the Ka’ba under the hot Saudi sun, his friend touched the black stone, which was cool.  See, he said, this is God’s direct miraculous action; how else could this stone be so cool in this heat?  My Kurdish acquaintance looked around until he found stairs descending to a refrigeration unit.  He then took his friend down to see it, and explained to him, “This is why the stone is cool.”  His friend’s reaction to this lesson was outrage.  Rational knowledge was a threat to his religious certainty.  The refrigeration unit, a product of rational knowledge, was an assault on his theology.

Julia Caesar: Sveriges mörka krafter

http://snaphanen.dk/2015/08/17/julia-caesar-sveriges-morka-krafter/#more-183841
Sveriges mörka krafter
av Julia Caesar

Citat:
Jag hoppas att mitt och resten av svenska folkets ursinne brinner som en svetslåga i de ansvarigas kroppar och själar. Att branden aldrig ger dem någon ro. De som tillåter detta ske med Sverige ska inte ha ro en enda sekund. 
De som med öppna ögon och i rasande takt förråder och förstör vårt land. De som inte bara tillåter utan med berått mod dagligen iscensätter och påskyndar importen av oidentifierade mördare, krigsförbrytare och terrorister – och därmed gör svenskarna till potentiella offer för mord, våldtäkt och annat grovt våld.
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The Horrifying Fate of Muslim Rape Gang Victims

http://jamieglazov.com/2015/08/17/the-horrifying-fate-of-muslim-rape-gang-victims-on-the-glazov-gang/

This special episode of The Glazov Gang was joined by Toni Bugle, the founder of M.A.R.I.A.S. (Mother’s against Radical Islam and Sharia).
She came on the show to discuss The Horrifying Fate of Muslim Rape Gang Victims,  unveiling what a monstrous ingredient of Islamic Jihad inflicts on kafir girls and women.

Dr. Bill Warner: All Muslims Share the Same Islam

http://www.politicalislam.com/all-muslims-share-the-same-islam/

All Muslims Share the Same Islam


The greater security threat: ISIS or Iran?

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/259808/greater-security-threat-isis-or-iran-joseph-puder

THE GREATER SECURITY THREAT: ISIS OR IRAN?

Dr. Herbert I. London, president of the London Center for Policy Research, unveils the most pernicious danger on the horizon.

 
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Dr. Herbert London is currently the president of the London Center for Policy Research, and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is the former president of the Hudson Institute. Herb is also professor emeritus and the former John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University. He is responsible for creating the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972, and was its dean until 1992. The school promotes the study of “great books and classic texts.”
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Joseph Puder (JP): Please tell us about the mission of the London Center for Policy Research. What are its goals, and how does it operate?
Herb London (HL): The London Center was organized to promote an independent, non-partisan analysis of “hot spots” on the globe and how to think strategically about them. In the areas where possible mitigation exits, the LCPR offers a variety of recommendations. Because of contacts cultivated in Washington, DC, the LCPR has established a regular seminar series on the Hill for staffers and elected officials, all designed to influence policy and future legislation.
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JP: Who do you perceive to be a greater security threat, ISIS or the Islamic Republic of Iran?
HL: An Iran with nuclear weapons or a pathway to obtain them is a far more dangerous threat than ISIS. Moreover, Iran has created an empire of sorts with capitals in Damascus, Sanna, Bagdad, and Beirut. Should Iran obtain $150 billion with the lifting of sanctions, that money could be used to bolster its interests with Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Houthis. Using surrogates, the Iranians will likely extend their interests throughout the region with the prize being Saudi oil fields in the eastern part of the country which has a regional majority of Shia residents. Should Iran control Saudi and Iraqi oil along with its own deposits, it will control two-thirds of the world’s oil supply and be in a position to dictate oil prices.
ISIS is a relatively minor threat that has morphed into a formidable threat due to inaction and a hopelessly incompetent Iraqi military force. Using barbarism as a tactic, it has carved out a swath of territory in Iraq and Syria. If the U.S. were serious about launching a genuine attack against ISIS, it could be eliminated in a relatively short period.
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To read the entire item at the FrontPage Magazine site, kindly click here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Top Ten Quran Verses for Understanding ISIS (the Islamic State)

Jihadists fighting for ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) claim that they are following the commands of Allah and Muhammad.

Women in Islam (Women in the Quran and Hadith)

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According to the Qur'an, Muslim men can beat their wives into submission (4:34) and rape their female captives (4:24). Muhammad taught his followers that the testimony of women is unreliable because women are stupid and immoral (Qur'an 2:282, Sahih al-Bukhari 2658, Sahih Muslim 142). Muhammad's wife Aisha even said that Muslim women are treated worse than non-Muslim women (Sahih al-Bukhari 5825).
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For the sources quoted and cited in this video, visit the following link:
http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2013/09/the-truth-about-women-in-islam.html

Mosques and Massacres

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/mosques-and-massacres

Mosques and Massacres

by William Kilpatrick
Crisis Magazine

Quotes:

On June 26, Saif Rezgui walked on to a beach in Tunisia and opened fire on German, British, and Irish sunbathers in front of the Imperial Marhaba resort hotel, killing 39 and wounding dozens more.
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There was one notable exception to the usual nothing-to-do-with-Islam mantra. Immediately after the attack, Tunisia’s prime minister, Habib Essid, ordered the closing of 80 mosques.
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Not all mosques are centers of extremist radicalization. On the other hand, it’s likely that the average Westerner grossly underestimates the percentage of radical mosques. Fr. Samir Khalil Samir, an Egyptian Jesuit who is also an expert on Islam, writes:
In many Muslim countries … the mosques are monitored by the police on Friday. There is a simple reason for this: many political decisions start from the mosque during the Friday khutba [sermon]. Historians of Islam know that many riots and revolutions were launched from the mosques and that jihad is often proclaimed during the khutba.
Not coincidentally, many of the Arab Spring demonstrations in 2011 were set in motion from mosques following Friday prayers. And again, it’s probably no coincidence that Rezgui scheduled his massacre for a Friday during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Christians assume that mosques, like churches, are simply places of prayer. Many of them are, but many mosques are also places of recruitment and radicalization—staging areas for jihad. Subsequent to the beach massacre, weapons caches were found in forty Tunisian mosques. As a popular Muslim poem puts it, “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, and the faithful our soldiers.”
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When Muslims Betray Non-Muslim Friends and Neighbors

http://www.raymondibrahim.com/islam/when-muslims-betray-non-muslim-friends-and-neighbors/

When Muslims Betray Non-Muslim Friends and Neighbors