Think Small Bits and Long Campaigns

Monday

The most important thing a citizen warrior like you can do to help defeat orthodox Islam is to educate and persuade everyone in your circle of influence. Educating and persuading is sometimes delicate business, and the people you talk to may have pre-existing reasons to reject your point of view before you even finish your first sentence. Because of this, it helps if you think in terms of small tidbits of information. A little at a time. And over a long time.

Opinions are usually changed slowly. Over many months, a person can completely change their opinion about something. But an opinion is almost never changed in an argument. In fact, one of the best ways to make someone a passionate believer in what they already believe is to make a really good argument against their opinion, mercilessly attacking it with facts.

But a few interesting facts here and there, casually delivered, interestingly presented, can alter a person's opinion over time without them ever thinking they've been influenced. As far as they are concerned, they changed their own opinion, and that's the best result you can have.

This makes your task much easier than trying to argue with people, or getting into heated debates. All you have to concern yourself with is what interesting fact you can share today.

You get into brief conversations with people all the time. Often they ask you, "What's new?" These are perfect opportunities to mention an interesting tidbit. "I was just reading a book last night by this lady who disguised herself as a Muslim and filmed secret terrorist meetings right here in America. You know what she found?"

Something like that makes a person curious. She or he will want to know more. Or, if not, no big deal. You've planted a little seed.

I've often started great conversations with people by saying something like, "I was reading a book on Muhammad yesterday and I'm totally surprised about something. Muhammad is not like any religious founder I've ever heard of. Did you know he once ordered a Jewish rabbi to be tortured for information about where the rabbi hid some jewels? Or that he personally ordered the beheading of 600 captives? It's amazing! Can you imagine Buddha or Jesus doing something like that?"

It's a tidbit. It often gets a good conversation going. And even if not, you've added a small bit of information that can change an opinion over time, or make someone more open to information in the future — information s/he might have deliberately refused to accept before.

Think in terms of what is interesting. What is surprising? Find good stories that will be interesting for people to hear.

While you're reading or listening to audiobooks or watching DVDs, look for juicy tidbits you can share. Even write them down. Think small. Find something you can say in a couple sentences. Ideally your conversations would be driven by the other person's curiosity. Say something very short and interesting, and let them ask you more about it.

If you have conversations like this with people, over time, some of them will come to think differently about Jihad and about concessions to Islam. You've just added a new voter who is no longer fooled by religious deception (taqiyya).

As you do this, when you find a good, juicy tidbit people really respond to, come back here and add it to the comments on this page. Let's get a good collection we can all use. What tidbits work the best for you?

22 comments:

Anonymous 3:39 PM  

The concept of 'Taqiyya' has amazed my Jewish and Christian friends. Both the Judeo-Christian religions have a great respect for the truth, believing that G_d is the ultimate truth.

'Thou shalt not bear false witness..'
'The truth will set you free' etc.

They find the challenge of a 'religion' that encourages deceit and spreads itself by lies totally gobsmacking.

Citizen Warrior 5:14 PM  

It IS totally gobsmacking! I love that word.

Anonymous 6:21 PM  

Simply intelligent.

Jason 4:23 PM  

I pointed out to people in a room that if Islam got its way in our country, to picture the signs overhead of our highways, with 'us' hanging by our necks from them, just for being who we are. I think I got their attention with it. Vivid imagery of what our world would be like, the same images that we see from that world, I think, are the most vivid if you make people picture them happening here, and I know for sure that that's what got me thinking seriously about Islam and looking at it to discern if it was a threat for myself. I'm very thoroughly convinced.

Citizen Warrior 4:58 PM  

Jason, thank you.

You should participate at Talk About Islam Among Non-Muslims. Start with your comment here. This is the kind of thing we need.

Citizen Warrior 5:29 PM  

I recently asked a reader, "When did you first discover Islam is not a religion of peace? How did it come about?"

He replied, "I don't really remember, but bits and pieces (yeah, the Religion of Pieces) were forwarded to me and I picked it up a little bit at a time..."

I thought that was an encouraging response for those who forward emails and post on their Facebook pages. A little at a time gets the job done.

Anonymous 1:15 PM  

The bits and pieces work best. I strongly suggest avoiding the Qur'an but target their ideal man, Mohamed.
Surprisingly, within six months, it is they who are emailing me info (although old stuff).

Citizen Warrior 8:11 PM  

That's excellent. If you do it in small enough pieces, and casually enough, they'll think they've come to the realization on their own, and that's the best way for it to happen. You don't get any credit, but you've done a really good thing for all of us.

Ironitoutofthem 9:04 AM  

The very first time I 'clued up' about Islam was (I clearly remember the place and time!) in my kitchen throwing out newspapers and there was an article saying Islam is not like all the other religions. It is a total all encompassing system of laws and legal rules that are part of it and can't be separated.' It was as simple as that for me and I have accrued more info as I've read more over time.

Ironitoutofthem 9:06 AM  

Whenever I mention sharia law and the necessity for Muslim migrants to adapt to our way of life I get positive replies.

Ironitoutofthem 9:09 AM  

I got a positive result from telling a teacher that Muslim fathers were keeping their daughters home from school and that when the teacher went round to the house to knock on the door and ask if all was ok the Muslim father refused to speak to her due to her being 1) female and 2) 'westernised.'

Ironitoutofthem 9:12 AM  

I've also had fair to good results by email using Vicki Jansons 'let's get real' document.

Ironitoutofthem 9:17 AM  

I've had a little success with religious people by challenging their idea of 'virtue'....the fact that God works in mysterious ways and yes we in the west may be drunk, may be sinners of all sorts, may be not prayerful...but we are sure have good hearts and we don't have to flaunt it by praying on street corners using mats....God works in mysterious ways and there is the song 'amazing grace'...

Ironitoutofthem 9:21 AM  

I told someone that the local school brought the Koran in for the grade 5/6s to study...that got a few ears up! I simply said 'well why just the Koran ? Why don't Buddhists and other religions get taught too? That doesn't seem fair.....' That seemed to get a good response! Even the hard as nails 'compassion for all' types said 'well that is a bit much the Koran...'

Ironitoutofthem 9:25 AM  

I find that I need to verbally boost myself by clearly stating to churchy types 'I can hold my head up and i believe I'm doing the right thing.' This gives me a confidence boost when the 'compassion' wolves stare at me in church or a school authority lectures about welcoming Muslim immigrants. We need to bolster ourselves up against the demeaning effects of dhimmitude.

Ironitoutofthem 9:29 AM  

Lastly I find if a school will not listen and if they are almost secretive about promoting Muslim immigrants to kids, a small mention of helpful journalists like Rita Panahi or the herald sun being interested in the details can help immensely! Watch them scatter and run for their lives...they'll leave in droves in case their reputation is tarnished!

Ironitoutofthem 9:32 AM  

I find some people respond to the idea that 'well that's not fair or sensitive to Buddhists example : teachers pushing abcs BTN series about the Muslim/Buddhists fighting in Burma (see btn website and archives of Muslim asylum seekers) and the bias to Muslims. It works very well if the school has Buddhist families to be sensitive to also.

Anonymous 7:38 AM  

However, I have also witnessed the apologists of Islamic supremacism improve their cunning sophistic rethorics in their intellectual dishonesty to warp facts.

Here (in Brazil), sixteen Islamic organizations, shielded by their expensive lawyers, sued a famous political magazine in 2010, when that periodic simply denounced the Al-Qaida connection that existed in our southwestern triple border. The Islamic orgs claimed the magazine's report 'linked' Islam with terrorism, when in reality the publication had just shown the factual ties of the local supremacists with the notorious jihadist group. That resulted in the judge ruling in favor of the Muslim orgs and against the magazine, which had to publish another issue making excuses to the Islamic community, etc.


Another sad example of the baffling levels to which these apologists go to try and shut any voice denouncing Political Islam is when sincerely progressive Muslims like Dr. Qanta Ahmed stand up against Muslim supremacists like the impudent and highly hypocritical Omar Baddar:,

https://clarionproject.org/muslim-reformers-push-back-against-islamist-support-of-ilhan-omar/?utm_source=Clarion+Project+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8baf640d97-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_06_11_25_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_60abb35148-8baf640d97-6539353&mc_cid=8baf640d97&mc_eid=a1cf7b6a20

This same hypocrite Baddar has a video in his channel on Youtube speaking about what he calls the 'myths' of the threat of Islam:
https://www.youtube.com/user/omarbaddar0

What he obviously tries to hide is the notorious fact that a significant number of Muslims do indeed support Sharia law (and also a significant number condone with the cruel punishments):
What a Billion Muslims Truly Think
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPtIYM8JRwI&t=6s

This is shown in more detail with precise percentages, though in a more subtle way, by this series of four videos:
What a Billion Muslims Believe - Part 1: Do Muslims Want to Live Under Sharia?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLcD4IiTE5Y&t=29s



And the sequel (part 2 of the four videos) show that a significant 'minority' do support harsh penalties like amputations, whippings, stonings etc and that even when these punishments are officially illegal, they are often practiced by the masses, not to mention that a significant 34.7% support death penalty for apostasy (i.e. leaving Islam):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM8SLNOkfuE

All this being said, I just recommend being extremely cautions in whatever attempt one makes to show the threat of the Islamic orthodoxy and its Sharia, as this has even led some to lose their jobs or face an expensive (and as exhausting as exposing) legal suit. Last but not least, simply avoid exposing yourself to needless risks of several forms of physical harm attempted by these demented fanatics, which can also happen to our loved ones, an even more serious concern since they most often threat us with that as well. Keeping our activists safe is the best strategy to foster the movement, whereas tragedies due to unnecesary exposition will only raise more fears of talking about the subject in the general population, for obvious reasons.

Walter Sieruk 8:05 AM  

Facebook is banned me again starting today 3/13 /18, for 29 days for violating their politically correct “Community standards” What follows is the essay that that Facebook to awful and they put me on this ban.
Those Muslim migrants who were allowed to enter Britain a along with the other countries of Western Europe with result in them not only being ungrateful but even worse yet many of those Muslim migrants becoming so very arrogant to the point that they became criminals . As in some of them engaged in rioting and even rapes of the European girls and women. In addition to this vile brutal behavior by the heinous Muslim who were kindly permitted to enter the nations of Europe to live, As the countries of ,for example France, Germany Sweden, Denmark etc. This unthankful Islamic spirit on the part of those lawless violent Muslims who immigrated to the countries of Europe may be explain, in part, by the fact that the Muslim fundamentalist group that even had the president of Egypt assassinated in the month of October of the year 1981 has a fifty –five booklet that is was written only for Muslims fundamentalists but was later discover by non-Muslims. This booklet’s title is THE NEGLECTED DUTY. One scholar, Johannes Jansen who had thoroughly investigated Islam and Islamic terrorism has even discover that those Muslims, who had entered Europe of behaved in violent and heinous ways, are actually action out what they view and a sacred individual duty of the jihad as by engaging in awful violent criminal action in non-Muslim lands . As Jansen revealed that jihad booklet of Islam, THE NEGLECTED DUTY “contains all the ideological material needed to justify the attacks of 9/11 or any other acts of terror committed to frighten non-Muslims. And he thinks the document explains the criminal behavior of suburban and center –city immigrant youngsters in many European cities; its author clearly ‘sees Islam as license to kill rob and commit arson.’ “ [1] Nevertheless, many of the apologists for Islam still have that blatant gall , in spite of all the facts of reality, to actually make the claim the Islam is a “peaceful religion.” What a totally false to make that Islam is “a peaceful religion “What Bull! A “peaceful religion” indeed.


[1] THE ISLAM IN ISLAMIC TERRORISM by Ibn Warraq pages 308, 309.

Keystone State Steve 7:59 AM  

I would like to address the concerns of some counter-jihadists who believe that it will be difficult to get non-Muslims concerned enough about the stealth jihad to make a difference. Certainly, this is the case. However, there are two points that make our case easier than otherwise might be.

1. Once a non-Muslim figures out that the end-game of Islam is to establish a Caliphate and impose Sharia law on everyone, the non-Muslim will never change his or her position. On many issues most of us have conflicting opinions. For example, on the one hand, when a woman uses a handgun to prevent a would-be rapist from raping her, we feel glad that the US Constitution grants the right to citizens to bear arms. On the other hand, when some deranged person shoots innocent children at an elementary school, we wonder why we can't establish reasonable limitations on gun rights. On many issues, we have conflicting opinions. However, once a non-Muslim is confronted with the true nature of Sharia law and how it contradicts the US Constitution, they will never be conflicted on this issue.

2. At the height of the opposition to the Vietnam War in 1970, only 40% of the American public opposed the war. What our govenment learned from this experience was that the government cannot go to war and expect to receive public support for a war unless fewer than 20% of the American public opposes the war. What this means for the counter-jihad is that we only need a critical mass of counter-jihadists among the American public (some percentage between 20% and 40%) in order to make a lasting impact. We don't need the majority of Americans to oppose the jihad to make a significant impact. We only need a critical mass of the American public to support the counter-jihad.

I believe that these two observations make our case for defeating the stealth jihad a far greater reality than we might otherwise believe.

Keystone State Steve 8:00 AM  

I would like to address the concerns of some counter-jihadists who believe that it will be difficult to get non-Muslims concerned enough about the stealth jihad to make a difference. Certainly, this is the case. However, there are two points that make our case easier than otherwise might be.

1. Once a non-Muslim figures out that the end-game of Islam is to establish a Caliphate and impose Sharia law on everyone, the non-Muslim will never change his or her position. On many issues most of us have conflicting opinions. For example, on the one hand, when a woman uses a handgun to prevent a would-be rapist from raping her, we feel glad that the US Constitution grants the right to citizens to bear arms. On the other hand, when some deranged person shoots innocent children at an elementary school, we wonder why we can't establish reasonable limitations on gun rights. On many issues, we have conflicting opinions. However, once a non-Muslim is confronted with the true nature of Sharia law and how it contradicts the US Constitution, they will never be conflicted on this issue.

2. At the height of the opposition to the Vietnam War in 1970, only 40% of the American public opposed the war. What our govenment learned from this experience was that the government cannot go to war and expect to receive public support for a war unless fewer than 20% of the American public opposes the war. What this means for the counter-jihad is that we only need a critical mass of counter-jihadists among the American public (some percentage between 20% and 40%) in order to make a lasting impact. We don't need the majority of Americans to oppose the jihad to make a significant impact. We only need a critical mass of the American public to support the counter-jihad.

I believe that these two observations make our case for defeating the stealth jihad a far greater reality than we might otherwise believe.

Curiousity the cat 9:04 PM  

I give people the more outrageous rulings of Islam, like we have 7 intestines but a Believer(muslim) has only one.. Then I ponder what happens to our intestines if we change religion.. I usually follow up with the observation that, while a muslim was growing his extra 6 intestines, he'd be killed for leaving Islam..While we are all laughing, I say laughingly say "It's all in the koran".
I also like the belief of Mohammed that the Devil lives up everyone's left nostril at night while they are sleeping. The first thing I pious muslim must do upon waking is to block his right nostril with his thumb and snort through his left nostril say 'Har' 3 times..

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