Pretext For Hostilities In Islamic Thinking


I was listening to the excellent audiobook, Robert Spencer's Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), and he was talking about how Muhammad's actions set precedents for what the Islamic Military does today. Muslims are told over seventy times in the Qur'an that they should use Muhammad as an example, and try to live their lives as Muhammad did. Spencer said:

"[At a particular battle Muhammad fought in,] another pattern was set...that played out across the centuries. Muslims would see any aggression as a pretext for revenge, regardless of whether they provoked it."

Jihadis around the world do the same thing today. They provoke a government or a group until they get a hostile reaction, and then they use that reaction as a pretext for aggression.

This is one of the cleverest solutions to a dilemma created by two important Islamic memes: Namely, that a Muslim should never initiate aggression (that's the first meme), but on the other hand, the best way to guarantee your passage to Paradise is to die while fighting in the name of Allah (that's the second meme).

How are you supposed to die fighting unless someone is fighting you? And how can you get someone to fight you if you can't be aggressive? One way you can do it is to provoke someone into attacking you, and then you can "defend Islam," which is your duty as a Muslim. Pretty clever, huh? These are a few of the 26 memes that make up The Terrifying Brilliance of the Islamic Memeplex. Muslims who take this seriously are called Jihadis.

So Jihadis around the world provoke hostile reactions, and then use it as a pretext to fight. They have used this technique successfully against the West many times. They try to make at least some percentage of us non-Muslims feel guilty for some hostile action our country has taken, while ignoring or downplaying what the
Jihadis did to provoke the reaction in the first place. It's a clever ruse, which is bought hook, line, and sinker by millions of well-meaning but ignorant people in the West.

This is one of the most important reasons YOU can make a difference by simply sharing what you know with others. When enough of us are aware of taqiyya (the Islamic principle of deception), the ruse stops working, which allows democracies to do the one thing we must do: Stop conceding anything to Islam.

Read more: How to Justify Continual Jihad and Keep a Clean Conscience.


Concession Stand


Yesterday, I was talking to a man who implied that if we only had a good enough negotiator, we could settle the conflict between Israel and Palestine. And I realized anew that the West's conflict with the Islamic Military ("radical Islam") cannot be solved until enough of us understand what's going on. That is, until enough of us understand the goal and methods of the Jihadis and the extent of their support in the wider Islamic community (and the tremendous support of their religious doctrine).

Because until that understanding is widespread, every solution we try will only concede more to the Jihadis. And as they gain concessions, they gain advantage. They don't concede anything back. It's all loss on freedom's side and gain on Shari'a's side. They take the concessions and push for more, and the West still keeps conceding, thinking they're dealing with people who have a sense of fairness and reciprocity.

The simple solution is "no more concessions for Islam." If every democratic country stopped right now conceding anything to Islam, the problem is mostly solved, and what's left of the problem would be isolated and manageable. But until a majority of the population of a country really understands the problem, no politician in that country can afford to take that stand.

What this means is that YOU are a crucial warrior in this fight. You, the citizen warrior. You have your circle of influence, and it is critical that you do all the influencing you can.


My Favorite Articles On Citizen Warrior


I've been writing for Citizen Warrior for almost seven years, and I decided to try to select my top ten favorite articles of all time. Here they are:

1. The Terrifying Brilliance of the Islamic Memeplex

2. Modern Revelations About Islamic Revelations

3. The Cause of Terrorism

4. September 11th: A Day That Will Live In Infamy

5. How a Tolerant Country Can Avoid Being a Doormat For Intolerant Countries

6. Why Now? Islam's Rise Explained
7. What YOU Can Do To Defeat Jihadi Warriors

8. The Brutal Clash of Two Fundamental and Cherished Democratic Values

9. Pleasantville and Terrorism

10. The Top 7 Things a Citizen Can Do To Halt Terrorism

What are YOUR favorite articles (or online videos)? Not just here on CW, but anywhere? What are the articles that most changed the way you think about jihad? What are the articles that opened your eyes? What are the articles you have used most often to send to your friends?

Post them here on "comments" and we'll have a growing resource we can use to help enlighten our friends and family.

If you've given up on enlightening your friends and family, read this. It might not be them, it might be how you've gone about it. Have you tried this?


What YOU Can Do To Defeat The Jihadis

Jihadi warriors are driven by a fanatical belief in the word of Muhammad. They take the Qur'an literally and try to follow it to the letter. This includes the command to threaten and kill any other Muslim who says some passages in the Qur'an ought to be edited, updated, or modernized. The Qur'an is perfect. It says so right there in the Qur'an. Anyone who thinks otherwise is an apostate who deserves execution (like it says in the Qur'an).

This seems so far removed from normal life in Western society it's hard to believe we're talking about real, present-day events. But literally millions of men and women in the world right now are true believers and they are successfully recruiting new young warriors into their ranks. They are also successfully intimidating hundreds of millions of their fellow Muslims into letting them get away with it.

The commands in the Qur'an are the source of the ongoing war against infidels being waged around the world right now. You can see the death toll in real time at (Scroll down the page to see the daily worldwide onslaught that the Western mainstream media almost completely ignores.) These aren't really "terrorist attacks." The locations of those attacks are the front lines of a global war by a single, united power.

And the source of the violence is the Qur'an.

No, not all Muslims are violent. Most Muslims modify the teachings of the Qur'an to be more peaceful and modern and explain away the parts they don't want to follow. But those who follow it as strictly as Muhammad commanded are doing almost all the seemingly random acts of violence around the world.

What can you do about it? The best thing you could do would be to convert Islamic terrorists into a different religion or convert them to atheists. But let's scratch that off the list because it is nearly impossible. For one thing, how many Islamic terrorists do you know personally? And for another thing, once someone is a radical believer in anything, you are unlikely to convert them out of it.

So that means we're not going to stop the source of the violence directly. What else is there? The next best option is protecting ourselves.

That's what we do in our Western societies, isn't it? You can't get every violent thug off the street, so you do the next best thing: You protect yourself and your family. You do whatever you need to do, depending on where you live. Maybe you lock your car. Maybe you have a security system for your house. Maybe you have a dog. Maybe you own a gun. You protect yourself.

So how can you
a free, non-military citizen in a Western country protect yourself from Islamic terrorists? First, you can educate yourself about how to prepare for an attack, what to do in an actual terrorist attack, and how to thwart one in progress.

Then you can educate yourself about Islam and the Qur'an so you are no longer deceived by the deliberately-confusing statements of the Jihadis themselves. Start by learning about the terrifying brilliance of the Islamic memeplex.

And third, you can help your fellow citizens understand what's going on. Create conversations (like this one) where you can share what you know, and make it as easy to hear as you can. Certain things, like this one, need to become more widely known for these twelve reasons. Then we can vote wisely for policies and politicians. By listening to our representatives, we can determine whether or not they understand the cause and cure of Islamic violence. Voting wisely can help protect us in the long run.

Most of the people who will ever read this article are living in a fairly safe environment. That's true of you, isn't it?
Probably nobody you know has disappeared in the night. Probably none of your friends have been beheaded. Probably no bombs have gone off in your neighborhood lately. So this whole issue might seem distant and less-than-urgent. It doesn't have the immediacy and overriding significance it would have right after an event like 9-11.

If that's how you feel, please at least bookmark this page and remember it. And if something big happens, or should I say
when something big happens (it seems inevitable eventually), come back to this page and take up the cause in earnest. Maybe even join the Citizen Warrior Special Forces.

If you think, "little ol' me can't really make a difference," then you need to adjust your explanatory style. And inoculate yourself against the influence of negative news.

This is a long war. Militant Islam has been in an ongoing war with everyone else since Muhammad started the whole thing. That's another reason it might not seem urgent.

But every effort you make to prepare yourself, educate yourself, and educate your fellow Westerners adds strength to the side of freedom, and weakens the side of totalitarianism. Make no mistake, the ultimate expression of militant Islam is the total restriction of almost every freedom we take for granted. Especially for women. This is not as rabble-rousing or extreme as it might appear to many people. Militant Islam is on the rise (find out why here) and several democracies, like Lebanon, Turkey, and Egypt, have recently lost freedoms to Islam (called jihad by subversion).

The spread of democracy and freedom is not inevitable. It is entirely possible for things to go the other way.

That's why I urge you, for all our sakes, to add your strength to the cause. Sooner is better than later.


Article Spotlight

One of the most unusual articles on is Pleasantville and Islamic Supremacism.

It illustrates the Islamic Supremacist vision by showing the similarity between what happened in the movie, Pleasantville, and what devout fundamentalist Muslims are trying to create in Islamic states like Syria, Pakistan, or Saudi Arabia (and ultimately everywhere in the world).

Click here to read the article.


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