Thursday, July 07, 2016

Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Magazine: There Is Nothing More Ramadan-y Than Murder

To read the entire item by writer, blogger and Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom CenterDaniel Greenfield, in the leading American publication Frontpage Magazine, kindly click on this link:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263418/there-nothing-more-ramadan-y-murder-daniel-greenfield

THERE IS NOTHING MORE RAMADAN-Y THAN MURDER


From the article:

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
Muslims, we are told, are shocked and appalled by the Jihadist terror attacks during Ramadan. Ramadan, we are incessantly lectured, is a time of fasting and prayer. Not a time for murder.
Islamic violence during Ramadan is as shocking as rain falling on Seattle.
The Religion of Peace’s current Ramadan Bombathon score is up to 1723. Last year it approached 3,000. In 2014, it didn’t even hit 2,400. In 2013, it was a mere 1,651. So Islamic violence during Ramadan has clearly gotten worse, but when you’re massacring over a thousand people, doubling the total doesn’t count as shocking. It’s certainly appalling, but not to Muslims who worship Mohammed’s legacy.
And Mohammed slaughtered non-Muslims during Ramadan.
The practice to avoid fighting during Ramadan actually dates back to the pre-Islamic Arabs whom Mohammed either slaughtered or forced to convert. This practice may have been Christian in origin. Ramadan is often viewed as a Muslim appropriation of Lent. The Truce and Peace of God was meant to restrain fighting during the season of Lent. While they postdate Mohammed, so does Islamic scripture.
Whatever the origin however, it was Muslims who exploited the sacred months of other religions to make war upon them. That is still how Ramadan continues to be practiced by Muslims.
Mohammed had a shortage of new ideas, but a great appetite for slaughter. The Battle of Badr began when a group of Mohammed’s caravan robbers attacked a non-Muslim caravan during the “sacred months” that his Muslim followers had appropriated.
By the time it ended, Ramadan had been covered in blood as, in much the same style as ISIS, Mohammed’s gang of Jihadists butchered and beheaded the men who fell into their hands.
Like most illiterates, Mohammed harbored a special hatred for poets and had one prisoner who had written poetry mocking him, beheaded. Typical scenes from the aftermath of the battle were of the same character that we have seen in ISIS videos.
"Then I cut off his head and brought it to the apostle saying, 'This is the head of the enemy of Allah, Abu Jahl.'… I threw his head before the apostle and he gave thanks to Allah."
The bodies of the dead killed during this “sacred” time were piled into a well and mocked by Mohammed. If massacring non-Muslims during Ramadan is radical or extremist behavior, then the founder of Islam was a radical extremist.
The Battle of Badr led to Mohammed’s ethnic cleansing of the Jews, a racist practice that manifests itself to this day with Muslim terrorist attacks against Israel. One of the pivotal Islamic wars during Ramadan was the Yom Kippur War which the Islamic armies, with typical contempt for non-Muslim holidays and veneration for their own, scheduled an attack for the holiest day in the Jewish calendar and which they named Operation Badr. They refer to the war as the Ramadan War.
The beginning of the Muslim conquest of Hispania began during Ramadan. The invading raiders were exhorted with promises of the “ravishingly beautiful Greek maidens” they would have. The latest Islamic violence is part of a theological tradition. It is not shocking to anyone familiar with the history of Islam.
That is why Muslim routinely spikes during Ramadan.
We are also told that Muslims are particularly appalled by the attack near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.
What sort of Muslims would target their own holy places? Well the Saudis for one.
Wahhabism made a special practice of destroying assorted Islamic shrines and burial places. It’s a practice that the Saudis continue to engage in to this day. When ISIS and other Al Qaeda spinoff groups target shrines, they’re following the practice of our moderate Saudi allies.