MAINSTREAM MEDIA focuses on terrorism because acts of violence are supremely newsworthy. But terrorist violence by Jihadis is only the tip of the iceberg. Underneath the radar is a huge political movement going on right under our noses, undermining freedoms and aiming relentlessly at gaining concessions for Muslims everywhere.
This sounds very rabble-rousing and extreme, but it is nothing of the kind. We have no need to try to guess their purposes — Jihadis state their goals openly and fervently, and they have one primary goal. It's a goal Allah has given all Muslims, and to which Allah expects full participation: The establishment of the law of Allah throughout the world.
Islam is a political religion. It makes the attainment of political goals a religious duty.
Allah said (through Mohammad, and written down in the Qur'an) he does not want his followers sitting around meditating or spending their lives in a monastery. Allah expects good Muslims to demonstrate their devotion and faith by working toward a time when the whole world "submits" to Allah.
There is no more important goal in Islam and everyone has a part to play.
Muslim women can give birth to as many healthy children as possible (helping to gain a numerical superiority) and raise them to be devout Muslims; the Imams can keep their listeners motivated; Muslim merchants can support jihad financially; warriors can fight; Muslim lawyers can sue anyone who criticizes Islam, hackers can shut down web sites that try to expose Islamic teachings, and Muslims with charisma can lure people to the faith and hoodwink the enemies of Allah (anyone opposing the movement toward Islamic domination) with taqiyya.
There is no better way to show Allah your devotion than jihad, according to the Qur'an. As far as Allah is concerned, actions speak louder than words. It doesn't matter how you feel. It doesn't matter if you'd rather just live a good life. Allah expects you to fight for Islam wherever you are and even if you don't feel like it, and to fight in whatever way you can.
When Muslims do not have the political power to impose their will, they are charged with the task of gaining that power. In democratic countries, the task is the constant, unrelenting pressure to gain concessions. This blog illustrates what kind of concessions I'm talking about.
Each concession may seem small, but they are adding up. Meanwhile, the Muslim population is growing in democratic countries.
Read more: Waging Jihad By Gaining Concessions.
Also: The Islamization of the West.
Many people recognize what is going on, of course, and some are even effectively doing something about it. You can read about these heroes at Citizen Warrior Heroes.
If you'd like to do something to reverse Islam's relentless encroachment, start here: What Can a Civilian Really Do? There is quite a bit you can do, right where you are.