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Extremism and Islam – Law and Culture

Extremism and Islam – Law and Culture

By Dan Wolf This article ends the series examining extremism and Islam that began with About that 1% on Extremists and continued in Extremism, Islam, and Politics. In those articles we’ve touched upon some of Islam’s general attitudes and how those are reflected in its views of extremism, politics, and freedom. This article will continue to use the same surveys[1] to look at some attitudes around law and culture. Law The last article looked at the connection within Islam between religion, politics, and freedom - using the survey results around religious freedom to illustrate the points. This article will start by looking at the connections between religion and law. Islamic law is encompassed within what is called shari’a, and is derived from several of Islam’s source documents as outlined in US Law and Shari’a. Read More

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Extremism, Islam, and Politics

Extremism, Islam, and Politics

by Dan Wolf  In About that 1% on Extremists, we started to look what extremism means and some general attitudes within the Islamic world. This article will turn that discussion to focus on politics. Law and culture will be covered in later articles. We will use the same source information as before. But first we are going to look at another general question asked of Muslims, which is ‘Do you consider yourself a national citizen first or a Muslim first.’ Responses from six countries representing most of the regions in the survey are shown below. Read More

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High Turn Out for Brigitte Gabriel Event Shows Islam Issue High Priority for Virginians

High Turn Out for Brigitte Gabriel Event Shows Islam Issue High Priority for Virginians

Virginia Christian Alliance and Life Church partner to bring Brigitte Gabriel and ACT to Mechanicsville. Citizens eager for information while few pastors and church leadership participate. About 400 Hanover and Henrico County residents packed Life Church’s auditorium last Thursday to hear an intelligence briefing by Brigette Gabriel. Her message should be a wake-up call to all Americans. She was born in Lebanon and lived a normal childhood until 1975 when Islamic fighters attacked her village and destroyed her family’s home. She was trapped within the rubble for two days until rescued, and spent the next two months in a hospital recovering from the injuries she sustained. She returned to live in an 8’ x 10’ bomb shelter for the next seven years until 1982 when Israeli Defense Forces set up a security zone for the remaining non-Muslims still alive in Lebanon. She recounted how they foraged for any vegetation for food and crawled to a spring for water while avoiding Islamic snipers until the Israelis came to their rescue. When she asked her father why Islamists did this to us, he replied, ‘Because we are Christians, infidels.’ Read More

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About that 1% on Extremists

About that 1% on Extremists

by Dan Wolf We hear it repeatedly from the media, and also from some of our leaders. Extremists are a very small part of Islam, and the figure is normally put at about 1%. We further hear from some analysts that there are about 1.6 billion Muslims in the world today, so even 1% of that population is about 16 million people – and while that is a lot, it is still less than 5% of the entire US population. But there are at least a couple of things missing from this conversation. First, what exactly is meant by extremist Is it action or belief Attitude or thought Second, what is the 1% figure based upon Is that assertion supported Toward the first question, being an extremist is a relative term. There are likely some issues where I could view you as an extremist, and there are undoubtedly others where you could view me as an extremist as well. This label really doesn’t help very much in even determining what is extreme, let alone a solution. So let’s start with a definition. According to the dictionary an extremist is someone who carries something to excess. Seen from a Westerner’s perspective, that could be interpreted as adhering to a very literal meaning of Islam and its doctrines. For more information on Islam’s tenets and their development, see The First Caliphs and the Umayyad Dynasty and The Abbasid Dynasty – Part II. Read More

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Islam Is Not An Abrahamic Religion

Islam Is Not An Abrahamic Religion

Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News  Islam’s Abrahamic Religion Claim Is A Trojan Horse Subterfuge  Do Muslims Jews, And Christians Worship The Same God This basic question must be addressed and answered in the negative if Western Civilization is to begin to forge an effective defense against Islamic jihad. Dr. Mark Durie, an Australian Anglican theologian, has written the definitive analytical book, “Which God: Jesus, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity & Islam,” that debunks the accepted conventional wisdom that Islam, Judaism, and Christianity share Abrahamic roots. Dr. Durie’s book incontestably demonstrates that YHWH and Allah are not the same god. Consequently, Christians and Jews are being misled about the shared identity of the three religions’ divinity. This deception is a key component in the overt and covert war being conducted by the political forces of Islam in order to subjugate the Judeo-Christian religions and their societies. Read More

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Why Men Commit Evil Acts

Why Men Commit Evil Acts

By Stephen McDowell What Motivates Muslim Terrorists, Mass Murderers, and Destructive Anarchists, and How Do We Stop Them “Why do they hate us so much” This question was asked by many in Belgium after Islamic terrorists bombed the airport and subway in Brussels on March 22, 2016, killing 31 and wounding over 300. Similar questions have been asked after other recent acts of terror, including the events on 9-11, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the shooting in San Bernardino. Leaders, the media, and citizens ask, “Why would people commit such atrocities” Such questions followed the riotous acts in Ferguson and Baltimore and after mass killings in the theater in Colorado and the church in Charleston. What could provoke people to act this way What is their motive Why do terrorists and mass killers commit such despicable acts Read More

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Muhammad’s Life and Teachings, Part II

Muhammad’s Life and Teachings, Part II

by Dan Wolf This article will begin where the last one left off, with the migration of Muslims from Mecca to Medina in 622.  The focus will be on the changes to the tenets outlined in the last article.  Medina was home to eight Arab and three Jewish clans, including the Ansar who had pledged their loyalty to Muhammad.  The Jewish clans were the Banu Qaynuqa, the Banu Nadir, and the Banu Qurayza, and each had formed alliances with various Arab clans.  The references below indicate either a section number within the sirat (number only), or a verse within the Qur’an (Numbers preceded by an S). The Medina Constitution One of Muhammad’s first actions in Medina was to create an agreement referred to as the Constitution of Medina, and Muslims point to this document as the world’s first constitution.  Below are some of its contents.  Read More

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The Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire

By Dan Wolf In a previous article, I discussed some of the events occurring at the end of the Abbasid dynasty that included: a Mongol invasion, the rise of the Mamluks, and the development of the Seljuk Turk kingdom that would eventually give birth to the Ottoman Empire. This article will look at the development of each of these events after the Abbasid’s fall, and then look briefly at the issues of governance and dhimmitude as Ottoman rule is largely referred to as a more tolerant period within Islam. This article will then close with some words from our fifth president – John Quincy Adams – on the differences, as he saw them, between Christianity and Islam and some implications arising from those differences. But first a timeline is presented below to help understand the timing of some significant events occurring during the period of Ottoman expansion. It should be noted that the Ottoman Empire continued to exist until the early 20th century, about 300 years beyond the period presented below. Read More

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Fear of Muslims is Not a Phobia, but Rational

Fear of Muslims is Not a Phobia, but Rational

The term Islamophobia is an OXYMORON since having a Phobia means having an IRRATIONAL FEAR. Fearing Islam which wants 80% of humanity Enslaved or EXTERMINATED is totally RATIONAL and hence cannot possibly be called a Phobia. This video is not limited to any one religion but the following is true: The Shoe Bomber was a MuslimThe Beltway Snipers were MuslimsThe Fort Hood Shooter was a MuslimThe Underwear Bomber was a MuslimThe U-S.S. Cole Bombers were MuslimsThe Madrid Train Bombers were MuslimsThe Bali Nightclub Bombers were MuslimsThe London Subway Bombers were MuslimsThe Moscow Theatre Attackers were MuslimsThe Boston Marathon Bombers were MuslimsThe Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims Read More

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10 Tips How to Counter Islam

10 Tips How to Counter Islam

Unless the individual US citizen takes personal responsibility to counter Islam and the stealth jihad encroaching our Western culture, the consequences are catastrophic. Nicolai Sennels | 10NEWS.DK COUNTER ISLAM IN AMERICA 1) Fight, Stop and Roll Back all Types of Sharia Islamic law, Sharia, is opposed to secular, democratic laws and humanistic values. It is not only discriminatory towards Muslim women, it demands Muslims to actively oppose democracy, and to fight, enslave and kill non-Muslims. By allowing Sharia into our societies, no matter in how small quantities, we are giving breathing air to a system that ultimately aims at our destruction. It also sends a welcoming signal to Islamic fundamentalists, that they can come and live without having to assimilate to our societies and values. It sends a signal to both Muslims and non-Muslims that democratic, humanistic values are worth less than the foreign and medieval, religious laws of a brutal religion. Read More