" If you have enemies, good! That means you stood up for something. " Marshall Mathers (Eminem)
It's difficult to distinguish who our enemy is when faced with the topic of Islam. Peaceful or destructive? Good or bad? Since the tragedy in France, there has been an ongoing battle within America. The various views (from one extreme to another) on refugee situations and Islamic threats to our country is at the center of this battle.
It's almost as if we must ask ourselves, do we have an enemy in Islam or not?
And it's no wonder the discrepancies. Portrayals of Islam on the Internet range from peaceful prayer to brutal beheadings. But I know someone who's spent years researching this topic, writing about it, and watching the trends closely.
My friend and author, James W. Nelson is back to write yet another thought-provoking blog post for me. His first post, Welcome to Islam (Part 1) was an introduction to a world we simply don't understand as well as we should. Now he's back for Part 2 in light of the recent events involving Muslims.
Can a mouse move a mountain? Not likely, but, if necessary, to protect his little family, he maybe would try. The analogy, "Can the west defeat Islam?"
Very questionable, but to protect our families we "MUST" try.
To start, we should listen to Said Abdullahi, an X-Muslim, who has decided to befriend the civilized West, even though now, as an apostate, his life is in danger. Once a Muslim always a Muslim. You are not allowed to leave the religion...which, of course, as we all know, Islam is not only a religion but we've also seen hateful and murderous ideologies.
Death is the punishment. This isn't a figure of speech, but an actual reality. The west is not accustomed to extremities like this and do not know what they are facing. Therefore the mainstream media and general public are not equipped with making informed decisions and establishing viewpoints without recognizing an enemy and/or learning about this new group of people being introduced (even forced) into our society.
Said Abdullahi knows more than most of us. His Facebook posts are lengthy. If you want to learn about Islam, go to his public page and type his name. He's serious about saving our civilization.
On 11-16-15 he describes the three broad categories of Muslims: the good, the bad, the ugly. Broadly, they are all the same. As many others have said, "Islam is Islam. Period."
Here is a very short description of the three in Said's words (shortened for brevity.)
The Good: True believers: [they] follow the teachings of their prophet and the Quran to the letter, they try to emulate him in every way. Since the teachings and the examples of Muhammad are full of violence and terror, the more one follows him the more radical one becomes. Muhammad raided and butchered people merely because they were not his followers. The good Muslims do the same. All the bombings and terrorism [today] are replicas of Muhammad’s raids. Taking women as sex slaves, which the Islamic State and Boko Haram practice was also practiced by Muhammad and he sanctioned it in the Quran.
The Bad: These don’t practice their religion and are often ignorant of it. They may pray or chant the Quran, but have no clue of its content. They read it for thawab (reward) without understanding it. These Muslims are ordinary people we all know. Like everybody else, some are good and some are not so good. Some of them are friendly, but they see themselves as superior, by virtue of their faith, and of “higher morals.”
For the Ugly I need more than one paragraph.
As we learned the good Muslims are not good at all, and the bad ones are not really bad people. The Ugly Muslims actually look beautiful. Islam is a world down the rabbit hole. Nothing is what it is because everything is what it is not. Probably why the general public is so confused or hastily blurting out unsubstantiated viewpoints. The ugly Muslims are clean-shaven, handsome, attractive, eloquent, articulate, and highly intelligent, just the kind of people you want to hang around with.
They are journalists, professors, regular guests and contributors to mainstream media. They know what to say to gain your approval and your applause. They are charming. Their words are reassuring and their faces are familiar. You like them and trust them. The bad get good at deception. America stands the chance of being defeated by "good".
So why do I call them ugly? Because they lie! Their job is to deceive you and to make you believe that the “real Islam” poses no threat to you. These wolves in sheep's clothing are the most dangerous group. Deception is deadlier than terror. Do you fear more a ferocious animal that you can see or a deadly virus that you can’t?
Unlike the bad Muslims the ugly ones are not ignorant of their religion. They know of Muhammad’s raids, rapes, assassinations, genocides, tortures, beheadings, but they deny them, twist the facts and defend him. They accuse the good Muslims of having hijacked their religion of peace when they know they lie. They claim to be reformers when they know that Islam cannot be reformed. Islam is what it is. To reform Islam one has to change the Quran. Over 80% of it must be scrapped, and the other 20% is just sheer nonsense.
And this, the Ugly Muslim, is what makes Islam so dangerous. It's a culture weaved out of deceit. Those that hold onto a belief that everyone is good and trustworthy, and practice tolerance to the utmost...unless it rivals their own thoughts is not a good defense for our country.
It would be irresponsible as citizens and naïve for anyone to assume they can trust a culture prone to violence that supersedes other country's boundaries as we saw in France. Indoctrination is the result of faulty thinking and blind trust. Islam can grow within our boundaries; our military, our school children, and all other aspects of our life. Indocrination is not forgotten in the minds of many, and when the next lesson comes...?
While there are folks who's politics and views remain on one side of the fence in blind favor of Islamic culture, they also need to understand that if/when we stand up against them, we would soon find out if they are friends or enemies.
I can't help thinking about muslims I have known. They became good friends. One woman I even strongly considered a relationship with. Now I look back and wonder, "To prevent me from seeing her true nature, and maybe to save me from the pain—after her order came—would she have cut my throat in my sleep?"
I thought (for a few minutes) that after the massacre at Paris some things would change, that at least a few might wake up. Pretty sure I was wrong. A headline from one website/magazine, Salon, "Real terror unfolds in Paris. Perhaps this will convince the right to tone down their incessant violent rhetoric."
In that headline, the violence of Islam was completely excused. It's become obvious moderate to right-sided politics favor caution to Islamists, but when either side see the enemy in each other, it creates a flurry of misconceptions. It has come down to a political battle within the U.S.
I believe in what I'm doing. People from all over the world appreciate my public posts and even give positive comments. I'm not bragging. I'm saying that people other than Americans want to see America survive. They see it as the last refuge from tyranny, the last best hope in the world.
I don't believe the current administration sees America in that light. Continuing to fill every nook and cranny with Muslims while downgrading our military is not how we stand for our country. We are heading toward major changes toward socialism, even communism, in other words, tyranny.
Please pray for America!
If you truly want to learn about Islam, and try to understand, here is a 24 minute video. The best, and most comprehensive I have seen.
" A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. " Saul Bellow.
I'm passionate about no-nonsense self-improvement. Too many of us are plagued by faulty thought patterns- I aim to change that!