Crossroads in History: The Struggle against Jihad and Supremacist Ideologies

In fighting Islamic supremacism, instead of an approach only based on tactical measures and efforts at clever twists of terminology, what if America had a true strategy that was instead based on the defense of our values on human equality and liberty?

The true challenge of Islamic supremacism to America and the free world is not about Islam, Islamism, or terrorism, but about us. It is a historic challenge to determine whether we truly have the courage of our convictions on equality and liberty and we are willing to fight for these ideals, or if we will instead accept the continuing growth of anti-freedom ideologies here and around the world.

Islamic supremacists are counting on their belief that America is no longer willing to fight for such freedoms, that it has gotten too soft to do so, and that regardless of the success or failure of individual Jihadist tactics, eventually we will tolerate a continued growth of Islamic supremacism. The crossroads in history that we stand at remains whether or not we will prove Islamic supremacists correct, or if the idea defined in our very Declaration of Independence and chiseled in a marble memorial in America’s capital – that “all men are created equal” – is an idea that America will once again sacrifice to defend.

America and the West are at a critical crossroads in history in their faltering struggle with Islamic supremacist ideologies and Jihadist terror tactics. Increasingly, groups seek to halt any meaningful debate and halt any challenge to the ideology behind Jihad, and they seek to redirect such debate and action to focus only on the terrorist symptoms of such a supremacist ideology. Such diversionary efforts are being made by non-violent Islamic supremacist groups and activists, government officials, academics, and media commentators. The solution to this can be found in recognizing how Islamic supremacism (as any supremacist ideology) is opposed to our values, and in understanding America’s historical experience in defeating other supremacist ideologies.

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The Real Victims of Islam: Australia Immigration rethink needed

Australia would do well to open its doors to victims of persecution in Islamic countries. In contrast with the various problems caused by Muslim immigrants and their support for the Qur’an which condones abuse of women, children and mandates discrimination towards non-Muslims, the Christian and Jewish victims of Islamic imperialism have settled in to their new countries. They do not create such a fuss. How often do you see headlines such as ‘Assyrian Christian bishops call women cats’/dogs’ meat’ or  ‘Police form Jewish crime Squad’ or ‘Buddhists shoot at police station in drive-by shooting’?  The reality is, and everyone knows it deep down, that those sympathetic to Judeo-Christian and other non-Muslim values tend to settle much more peaceably into their new countries, than the Al Hilalis and Hizb-ut Tahrirs of the world. The latter come with the loaded gun of their negative perception of western civilization. They come with the attitude, that eventually the place must convert to their ways.  If a Jew, Christian, Buddhist or secular humanist wishes to change their beliefs, no-one will threaten to execute them, as will certain Muslims especially Hizb-ut Tahrir as they clearly stated in black and white in their Australian Constitution. Why I say ‘certain Muslims’ is that I believe that some do respond the ‘natural law’ in their hearts and can see that such execution is wrong. However, they are cowed into silence by the powerful members of their community and will hardly ever condemn them.

Some countries are waking up as to who the real victims are with regard to Islam.

Some countries are waking up as to who the real victims are with regard to Islam.

Germany may open its doors to Iraqi Christians fleeing from persecution by Muslim extremists if the countries of the TerrorizedEuropean Union vote to refuse to do so. Germany’s Commissioner for Immigration Affairs, Maria Boehmer, told the website ankawa.com that “members of the Christian minority are regularly threatened by Muslim gangs and heads of families are forced to convert to Islam or leave the country in 24 hours.” (source)

And some like lawyer Robert DeKelaita in the United States, devote their time to helping Iraqi Christians escape Muslim persecution. (reference)

And if anyone doubts there is a crisis in Christians being abused and attacked by Muslims in our era read this (LINK)

And the words of Louis Sako, the Chaldean archbishop of Kirkuk who is pleading for help for the Christians to remain in Iraq and not increasingly become refugees.

“Do not leave us alone. Do not leave us isolated and abandoned”…”There are 100,000 refugees in Syria”, the archbishop said, “30,000 in Jordan, many thousands in Lebanon, Egypt, and Turkey. They know that their situation is temporary, and the prospect of returning home seems like a dream.” (source)

Aussie Assyrians
Australian Assyrians

Whether our assistance takes the form of helping the Christians in Iraq, or assisting them, the Jews, Buddhists or Hindus, to settle in our country – our moral duty is to assist these victims of Islamic imperialism and oppression, wherever they may be in the world.

Source: http://islammonitor.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1408&Itemid=64

Saudi Arabia wishes you all a happy Passover!

Which is interesting considering Judaism (and every other non-Islamic religion) is banned there.

Also worth noting, the official government policy openly proclaimed that Jews were forbidden from entering the country.

I am very interested in a statement made by Dr Alyami of The Center for Democracy and Human Rights (in Saudi Arabia. He stated“the struggle against slavery may have started thousands of years ago [but] it never stops and must not until we are all free from fear, oppression, hate and looming ideological threats.” Such a statement coming from Saudi Arabia is indeed worthy of special mention. Saudi Arabia is renowned worldwide for its treatment of women – women cannot drive, they cannot leave the home unaccompanied by a man, they have to seek permission to travel out of the country by a man, they have to abide by strict dress codes etc. In short, Saudi Arabia is not the most liberal and free country. Maybe coming from the West I have simply taken the statement on pure face value. In applying freedom of oppression my background gives such a term a relative meaning.

Could it be that the inequality between men and women in their culture is so institutionally oppressed that they do not recognise it as such?

Distinct from the treatment of women,  Saudi Arabia is renowned for its religious apartheid. Testifying before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on June 4, 2002, in a briefing entitled “Human Rights in Saudi Arabia: The Role of Women”, Ali Al-Ahmed, Director of the Saudi Institute, stated:

Saudi Arabia is a glaring example of religious apartheid. The religious institutions from government clerics to judges, to religious curricula, and all religious instructions in media are restricted to the Wahhabi understanding of Islam, adhered to by less than 40% of the population. The Saudi government communized Islam, through its monopoly of both religious thoughts and practice. Wahhabi Islam is imposed and enforced on all Saudis regardless of their religious orientations. The Wahhabi sect does not tolerate other religious or ideological beliefs, Muslim or not. Religious symbols by Muslims, Christians, Jewish and other believers are all banned. The Saudi embassy in Washington is a living example of religious apartheid. In its 50 years, there has not been a single non-Sunni Muslim diplomat in the embassy. The branch of Imam Mohamed Bin Saud University in Fairfax, Virginia instructs its students that Shia Islam is a Jewish conspiracy.

According to Freedom House’s 2006 report,

The Saudi Ministry of Education Islamic studies textbooks … continue to promote an ideology of hatred that teaches bigotry and deplores tolerance. These texts continue to instruct students to hold a dualistic worldview in which there exist two incompatible realms – one consisting of true believers in Islam … and the other the unbelievers – realms that can never coexist in peace. Students are being taught that Christians and Jews and other Muslims are “enemies” of the true believer… The textbooks condemn and denigrate Shiite and Sufi Muslims’ beliefs and practices as heretical and call them “polytheists”, command Muslims to hate Christians, Jews, polytheists and other “unbelievers”, and teach that the Crusades never ended, and identify Western social service providers, media outlets, centers for academic studies, and campaigns for women’s rights as part of the modern phase of the Crusades.

For a country to make such grand statements with such a horrible track record is bewildering. I hope there is sincerity in their words which they begin to work towards.