I don’t mind being called an Islamophobe as long as “Islamophobia” is defined using Horowitz and Spencer’s definition of “a rational fear of Islamism” based on “the misogyny, bigotry, and terrorism promoted by many (but not all) Islamic institutions and religious texts.”
Why do we distrust Islam? Islam is the only religion in the world that MANDATES murder against their neighbors who live peacefully nearby yet hold other religious beliefs. In every other religion that I know of, you can accept or reject it without the threat of death.
Sirah 9:5 – “Kill the unbeliever wherever you find them . . . ” This is the Korans last word, known as the “Verse of the Sword” “Kill them wherever you find them”
In June of 2003, Eddie Smith, of the U.S. Prayer Center, made the observation: “Every war that is fought in the future will be a Muslim war.” I believe that his eight year old statement was prophetic. Study the Bible and you’ll find that Armageddon will be a Muslim war.
If I had lived through the 1930’s and 40’s in Nazi Germany, I’d have been a Naziphobe too. Naziphobia would have been the sane response to what Hitler and his thugs cooked up. Why would I not be concerned, alarmed, appalled at what I see in Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Indonesia, Venezuela, on Margarita Island? Need I go on? For someone to have cried out . . . ICEBERG! . . . in the cold north Atlantic aboard the Titanic, might have changed the fate of many who died needlessly. I doubt that the hero would have been labeled an Iceophobe or Bergophobe. Given history’s clear examples, I’ll continue to cry out warnings to any who will listen as long as the open and covert evil and persecution continues to grow and spread.
A prime example which should make any sane person a bonified Islamophobe is reported by Daniel Greenfield at http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/:
Take the case of Batto Sfez, a Tunisian Jewish wagon driver who got into an argument during a traffic jam with a member of the Muslim master race. In an argument between a Muslim and a non-Muslim, the former always has a trump card, accuse the non-Muslim of blaspheming Mohammed. And so the wagon driver was dragged before a Sharia court by a peacefully religious mob and had his head chopped off.
An article worth reading and thinking about can be found at the following link: Anti-Muslim Activists Horowitz and Spencer Lump Anti-Defamation League In With The “Jihadist Apologists” | Media Matters for America.
Anyone who is not an Islamophobe, by virtue of observation and historical precedent, is asleep, unconscious, historically challenged or naive. So which are you? I appeal to you to join with those of us who have arisen from our slumber and are busy warning those we love and care deeply about.
- Islamophobia is not an irrational fear, nor is it the fear of Islam (counterjihadreport.com)
- Hyatt cancels event on sharia after CAIR, Democrats complain (creepingsharia.wordpress.com)
- Duss’s Wild…for Sharia (creepingsharia.wordpress.com)
- The clever tactics of Islamophobes (redantliberationarmy.wordpress.com)
Some may believe that by killing off the snakes, we won’t get bit anymore. The problem is that snakes like Osama Bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki are the ones you SEE. They’re right in the middle of the path. More dangerous are the hundreds of others that you don’t see or WON’T choose to see. The American News Media has its head in the sand or is sand-bagging; I’m not sure which.
None of them are interested in following the money and following the real hate. A clear path leads into the snake dens of hundreds of U.S. Mosques and Islamic terrorist front-organizations like CAIR. I’ve NEVER seen ABC (see ABC’s Islamophobia) or CBS run a story that shows these organizations for what they really are. Where’s Frontline?
I’ve never seen them interview Wafa Sultan who can lead them to important stories about the real agenda of jihadists. I’ve never seen them get onto the trail of Islamic hatred and report on that! They’d be off and running if anyone had a Tea Party scoop. Where’s the objectivity? Where’s the guts to get beyond their obvious biases and get honest about the atrocities and human rights violations of these MUSLIM nations and people groups?
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And our American News media can’t even smell the smoke, never mind locate the fire. I prefer my news straight up and honest. No marinating it in “tolerance” “political correctness” “cultural sensitivity” and all the other post-modern filters. Real journalists need to learn to sidestep the accusations of “bigotry” leveled at anyone who disagrees with a movement or policy. History must stand appalled at this subterfuge!
HERE IT IS STRAIGHT UP: Islam is the ONLY religion in modern society that has as its aim the death and destruction of innocent people who do not agree with its distinctives and practices. Anwar al-Awlaki is a Muslim Terrorist who planned and executed the mass murders of many of his countrymen–including women and children. He deserves no respect and no sympathy. He empowered mass murder because that’s what Islam requires of its non-believers. Along with Ahmadinejad, they are the faces of true Islam and its Qu’ran-inspired end times agenda. He is the snake we saw. What about those who are hiding, using our own freedoms and tolerance against us?
What next? Follow the money. Follow the human rights violations. Tell the truth about jihadists worldwide and renounce doublespeak. Name it for what it is!
©2011, David C Alves
- Al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is dead, says Yemen (guardian.co.uk)
- Anwar al-Awlaki: Model Moderate Muslim and Terrorist (americandefenseleague.wordpress.com)
- Three reasons Anwar al-Awlaki’s assassination is a major… (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- Another American Killed in Strike on Anwar al-Awlaki (newser.com)
Want a real news story. Go back through the video archives of ABC World News. See how many stories involving negative portrayals of Evangelical Christians were reported using the term “Evangelical Christian.”
Compare that to how many stories about islamic terrorism use the terms “Muslim” or “Islam” or “jihad”? Even though a group that DEFINES ITSELF and ITS OWN AGENDA by its mission to put an end to America gets a free pass in the nightly news. Honestly, have you ever seen their investigative reporters dig into CAIR or any of the other score of “front” groups for Hammas and Hesbolah? They wouldn’t dare to. They apparently had no need to be concerned about the sensitivities of tens of thousands of Christians in this country but are so afraid of Islam, that they won’t mention its name in stories that have their birth in Islams worldview.
In other words, ABC reports on terrorist stories in one way (politically correct, tolerantly), and they report on Christian issues without any qualms regarding fairness? Why aren’t they equally “sensitive” to all religious groups? I know the answer. But are they willing to find out?
I’d love to see a new NEWS media. One that reports the truth. One that doesn’t pull any punches. One that tells it like it is. One that digs and reports whatever it finds. One that doesn’t cater to any political, ethnic, or religious faction. How refreshing would that be.
Honestly now . . . has ANYONE EVER seen more than ONE story on the severe persecution of Christians in the Sudan or in Saudi Arabia? Has anyone cared to look into the burning of churches in many Muslim nations? NO? Why not? Why the silence? I noticed MANY stories on Human Rights violatoins of Gay People, Women, African Americans, and almost any other group. But you won’t find many on the treatment of Christians, Gays, Women in Muslim nations.
Someone could argue, well ABC wants to focus on American news. Then remove the title WORLD NEWS.
What we need are a few men and women who can’t be bought, sold, intimidated or otherwise co-opted by any particular faction or ideology. It doesn’t mean that these people can’t have values or opinions, they just need to be honest and straight forward even about their own biases.
Let’s speak honestly . . . Though I watch nightly news and appreciate their overall coverage and human interest stories, ABC does not seem interested in offending its ideological base. Therefore we can’t expect honest, objective, tell it like it is, REAL NEWS when it comes to religion!
- Persecution (davidscommonplacebook.wordpress.com)
- Franklin Graham Denounces Death Sentence for Iranian Christian Pastor (davidcalves.com)
- -Have Muslim-Christian Relations Improved Since 9/11/01? Well… (answersforthefaith.com)