"Being Easily Offended" is a Powerful Weapon in a Multicultural Society


ORTHODOX MUSLIMS are waging jihad by being easily offended. The reason it works is because non-Muslims in the free world just want "everyone to get along." But a certain percentage of devout, orthodox Muslims don't care about getting along. They only want to advance the goal of Islam, which is the global establishment of Sharia.

This leaves us in a situation similar to an indulgent parent dealing with a spoiled brat who throws a tantrum if they don't get exactly what they want. The problem is not so much with the child as with the weak, blind parent who doesn't see what's going on and only sees the best in the child. The spoiled brat can and will take full advantage of the parent's blindness and goodwill.

I came across a blog the other day called Things Offensive to Islam. That's all the blog covers. The list of things Muslims have expressed offense about is virtually endless. In the subtitle of the blog, it says, "Brazilian dancers, St. Valentine's Day, Jews, Christians, homosexuals, Baha'is, Ahmadiyahs, Sufis, Hindus, Sikhs, Ex-Muslims, crosses, Star of Davids, Bibles, Torahs, the Veda, Buddha statues, Hindu statues, teddy bears named Mohammed, churches, church bells, temples, synagogues, white socks, uncovered women, women, music, non-halal meat, prawns, things containing pork fat, pork enzymes, pork scratchings, piggy banks
and things containing alcohol, ie. perfume, face cream, disinfectant, etc."

In a similar vein, The Amboy Times has a huge linked list of things that offend Muslims and the preamble makes a great point:

The intent of the list is to illustrate the futility of the multicultural approach to Islam. Sharia law demands submission not only from Muslims, but from non-Muslims as well. This makes respectful coexistence nearly impossible with Muslims in Infidel lands. The examples below serve as reminder that submitting to one complaint or another only emboldens Muslims to seek to further their ultimate goal of establishing sharia.

The West needs to come to grips with this fact and start standing up for our God-given rights of free speech, free expression and freedom of religion, lest we surrender those rights to a theocratic movement bent on removing our Constitutional freedoms that we hold dear. In this case, our tolerance will lead to intolerance.

Along these lines are two other lists:

When is Islam Oppressed?

95 Things That Fuel Muslim Extremism

All three lists illustrate the same point: The usual methods we use to interact fairly with others will not work with someone who is not trying to "live and let live." People in pluralistic, multicultural societies do not like to offend others. That's how we got to be pluralistic, multicultural societies in the first place. It is a strong shared value.

But at least one ideology does not share that value. What should we do when dealing with the believers in such an ideology? We should use the basic principle of "tit for tat." In other words, always begin with tolerance and cooperation, and then be exactly as tolerant and cooperative as they are from that point on.

Read more about this principle: How a Tolerant Country Can Avoid Being a Doormat For Intolerant Countries.


Orthodox Muslims Warned Against Becoming Heterodox

The following are verses from the Quran explaining why a Muslim may not become heterodox. To read the Quran for yourself, see our recommended versions and save yourself hours of frustration: Read the Koran. To read about the distinction between orthodox Muslims and heterodox Muslims, click here.

10:61 Whatever business you are in, or whatever you read from the Koran, or whatever you do, We will be witnesses over you. Not the weight of an atom on earth or in heaven is concealed from the Lord. But the least and the greatest of these things are recorded clearly in the book [the book of life’s deeds].

10:62 The friends of Allah will have no fear, nor shall they be put to grief. Those who believe and fear Allah will receive good tidings in this life, and in the next. There is no changing the words of Allah. This is the great triumph. And do not let their [the Meccans] speech grieve you for all power belongs to Allah. He is the hearer and the knower.

10:66 Surely, whatever is in the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah. What do they follow who worship others beside Allah? They follow only guesses, and they are but liars. He has appointed the night so you can rest, and the day to make things visible. These are signs for those who hear.

10:68 They [Christians] say, “Allah has begotten a son. Glory be to Him. He is the self-sufficient. His is all that is in the heavens and the earth.” You have no authority for that claim. Do you say things of Allah that you do not know? Say: They who devise a lie against Allah will not prosper. A portion of the world for a time will be theirs. Then they return to Us. Then We will make them taste the severest torment because they were unbelievers.

45:14 Tell the believers to forgive those who do not hope for the days of Allah. It is up to Him to reward men according to their actions. Whoever does good, does so for their own soul, and whoever does wrong, does so against themselves. In the end, you will be brought back to your Lord.

Read more on this important injunction.


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To Criticize Islam is a Great Evil

The following are verses from the Quran. To read the whole thing, see our recommended versions and save yourself hours of frustration: Read the Koran.

65:8 How many cities have turned away from the command of their Lord and His messengers! Therefore, We judged them severely and punished them with a harsh punishment. They tasted the evil consequences of their own behavior, and the consequences of their behavior were ruinous.

65:10 Allah has prepared a severe punishment for them. Those who are wise fear Allah for He has sent down a reminder: a Messenger who gives you clear signs from Allah so that he may bring those who believe and do good works out of the darkness and into the light. Those who believe in Allah and do good works, Allah will lead into the Gardens beneath which rivers flow, where they will live forever. Allah has given them rich provisions.

33:57 Truly, those who speak evil of Allah and His Messenger will have Allah’s curse upon them in this world and the world to come. He has prepared a torturous punishment for them. And those who speak evil of believing men and women, when they have done nothing to deserve it, will carry the guilt and a clear sin.

58:5 Those who oppose Allah and His Messenger will be laid low, just as those who came before them. And now that We have sent down clear signs, the unbelievers will receive a humiliating punishment. On the day Allah raises all of them to life, He will tell them of what they did. Allah has recorded it even though they do not remember it, and Allah witnesses all things.

22:3 Among the people there are those who [Abu Jahl], in ignorance, argue about Allah and follow every rebellious devil. It is decreed that whoever takes him as a friend will be led astray, and they will be led to the torment of the Fire.

22:7 And undoubtedly the hour will come when Allah will raise all of those who are in the grave to life. And among the people there are some who argue about Allah without knowledge, guidance, or the illuminating scriptures. They turn away in contempt and lead others away from Allah’s path. They will be disgraced in this world, and on the resurrection day they will be made to taste the torment of the Fire. And We will say to them, “This is what your misdeeds have earned you, for Allah is not unfair to His servants.”

22:11 And there are some who say they serve Allah, yet they stand on the periphery of faith. If they are blessed with good fortune, they are satisfied with it, but when trials come upon them, they turn away in infidelity giving up this world and the world to come. That is a clear loss. They call upon gods that can neither harm them nor help them. This is a grievous sin. They call upon him who would rather harm them than help them. Truly evil is both the master and the friend.

22:14 But Allah will lead those who believe and do good works into Gardens watered by flowing rivers. Allah completes all that He plans.

22:15 If anyone thinks that Allah will not make His Messenger victorious in this world and the world to come, let them tie a rope to the ceiling of his house and hang himself with it. Then let him see if that course of action remedies his anger. We have sent down the Koran containing clear signs. Allah guides whom He pleases.

22:19 These two, the believers and the unbelievers, argue with each other about their Lord, but for the unbelievers, clothing of Fire has been made for them. Boiling water will be poured on their heads. It will scald their insides and their skin as well. They will be beaten with iron rods. Every time they, in their torment, attempt to escape from the Fire, they will be dragged back into it, and they will be told, “Taste the torture of the burning.”

22:23 But Allah will lead those who believe and do good works into the Gardens, beneath which are flowing rivers. They will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls and clothed in silk garments. They were guided by the righteous words. They were guided to the glorious path.

22:25 But the unbelievers who lead others away from Allah’s path and keep them from entering the Holy Mosque [the Kabah], which We have given to all mankind—both natives and visitors, and those who sinfully seek to profane it — We will make them taste a painful punishment.


Provoke Until You Get a Response


In the epic movie, Gandhi, a reporter is talking to Gandhi just as he was beginning his famous Salt March to the sea. The reporter asks Gandhi what he will do if the British don't respond. Gandhi said that the purpose of a campaign is to provoke a response, and if there is no response, to continue to provoke until you get a response or until they change the law.

I was just thinking about that as I was listening to Robert Spencer talk about how ridiculous it is when orthodox Muslims push for the right to have a woman's driver's license picture taken in a burka, with only her eyes showing. This has apparently been tried here in the United States in more than one state.

Another example is the taxi cab drivers in Minnesota refusing to drive someone carrying liquor.

These protests seem petty and even stupid on the face of them. Why go to all that trouble over something so small? But it allows Muslims to provoke responses from non-Muslims. The chance of gaining something is good, and the chance of losing something is very small.

First of all, the move could provoke an overreaction by someone — racist remarks, for example, or some kind of hostile response (or even violence), which would allow the orthodox Muslims to portray themselves as the abused victim, as the persecuted ones, as the oppressed minority. If this portrayal is successful, it gives them leverage in negotiations and public opinion.

Mohammad often portrayed himself and his followers as the persecuted, oppressed people, and Muslims are following his example today (as they are told to do repeatedly in the Quran). This position as the "persecuted ones" justifies hostilities against the persecutors.

Provoking a response, even with something petty, also allows the Muslims involved to make statements in the media. Any kind of event like this is newsworthy. And most journalists want to cover both sides of a grievance, so it allows Muslims a public forum. They can influence the minds of the gullible and gain sympathy.

And finally, and perhaps most importantly, if the Muslims in question can successfully portray themselves as "the injured party," they can elicit pity (at least from the non-Muslims who haven't yet read the Quran), and pity disarms good people better than anything.

Whenever you're in a negotiation, if you can appear to be harmed by your opponent, you can often gain a concession from them out of pity, and orthodox Muslims exploit this. They try to make their opponents feel guilty or look bad in the press, and to make things right (or at least to look better), non-Muslims will often concede something to the Muslims. But as you can see, the Muslims didn't give anything. They've gained a free concession. They stired up a little trouble and gained a concession.

And each concession is one inch closer to Sharia law. Each concession is Sharia law. Provoking a response is well worth the time for an orthodox Muslim whose prime directive is to strive to subjugate the world to Sharia law.

These attempts to provoke a response don't seem so stupid now. Sneaky and underhanded maybe. But not stupid.


Using Facebook as a Citizen Warrior


PLEASE JOIN groups on Facebook — groups working to defeat the third jihad. In other words, join groups that promote awareness of FGM, Geert Wilders, honor killing, Islamic teachings, etc. Why is this a good idea?

First of all, the increased numbers on their fan base give them greater legitimacy and authority. If someone comes to the page and there are only three fans, that has a different psychological impact (and less persuasive value) than a million fans would. So just "liking" the page does some good.

In addition to that, your Facebook friends and family can see what you "liked" and it can introduce them — in a very low-key, unconfrontational way — to causes they may never have heard about.

Not only that, "liking" these Facebook pages makes using Facebook more productive and satisfying, because a lot of the anti-jihad pages post some pretty good stuff. Here are some links to Facebook pages I recommend:

Citizen Warrior

Inquiry Into Islam

Defeat the Third Jihad

Islam Rising


2 Million people against Female Genital Mutilation

ACT! for America

Honor Killing

Another Honor Killing Page

Honor Killing is Pure Evil

Jihad Watch

World-Wide Anti-Terror League

1,000,000 Against Jihad

FrontPage Magazine

The Steve Emerson Fan Page

Stop the islamisation of Europe


Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders, We Want Your Facebook Page Back

Stop islamization of America

Stop Islamization of Canada



I recommend you join them all, but not all at once. "Like" these pages one at a time, every few days or so. This will do two things: Prevent your loved ones from worrying that you've gone off the deep end (if they see you suddenly join twenty counterjihad pages). And it gives your Facebook friends more of an opportunity to see these pages — twenty opportunities rather than one.

Why not print this list out, and cross them off as you "like" them?


Your First Impulse Was Correct


You awakened from your slumber. You somehow became aware of the unsettling brilliance of Islam. Your first impulse was to share your enlightenment with others. More often than not, you were shot down, intensely and with more anger than you expected. You discovered, perhaps, that this topic is not like other kinds of topics — people are both ignorant and self-righteous about what they "know" about Islam and terrorism.

It's quite a shock.

Now you are reluctant to share what you've learned about Islam. It's too upsetting. But you are still awakened and you want to do something about it. You feel motivated. Every news item you read motivates you even more. The situation is getting more and more urgent. Something must be done. But what?

We have created a page full of answers at WhatYouCanDoAboutIslam.com, but I think it's important to point out that your first impulse was the correct one. Your response, however, was mistaken.

Your first impulse was that others must know about this. That is correct. If enough non-Muslims knew about a few basic principles of Islam, the problem is essentially solved. New legislation would be easily passed. We would have enough support for the right kind of military and legal actions. Islam's relentless encroachment would be stopped in its tracks.

Your first impulse was correct, but your subsequent response was mistaken. You tried to educate your fellow citizens and ran into a brick wall of resistance. Your response to this hostile reaction was to find some other way to express your intense motivation. But rather than finding something else to do, you should keep doing what you want to do, but learn to do it differently. Get better at it.

We must learn better ways to respond when people throw hostile arguments back at us. When you can successfully respond to their counter-arguments, you will stay calmer, the conversation will be less upsetting, and you may very well change their minds. That's what we need.

Study the Answers to Objections. Really study them. And study the Frequently Asked Questions. Download lectures from YouTube, put them on your iPod and listen to each one ten times. Study the principles of influence and practice them. Get the book How to Win Friends and Influence People on CD or as a digital download and listen to it ten times.

Prepare yourself in earnest, keep sharing what you know about Islam, and constantly improve your ability to get through to people. Let's get really good at this. Your first impulse was correct: This is the most important thing that needs to be done.


"You Can Justify Anything if You Quote it Out of Context"

This is another installment in our series, Answers to Objections. Some day in the near future (if it hasn't happened already), you'll be telling someone what's in the Quran, and they'll respond with something like this: "Well, the Bible has a lot of violent passages too, and people can pretty much read these holy books however they want to read them."

In other words, it's not what is written in those books; the problem is that some people are looking to justify violence and they will pick and choose passages to help their justifications.

The person you're talking with will probably think her or his comment will end your line of reasoning, because for someone who doesn't know much about Islam or the Quran, the comment seems like a legitimate objection.

This is a perfect opportunity to explain a little about the differences between other religious doctrines and Islamic doctrines. Not only is the content different, the way it was written is different too. So here's one possible way to answer:

"The Quran is different in several important ways from any other religious book. Do you know how it was written?"

The person probably don't even know that much, and I think it's important to establish — in this subtle and unoffensive way — just how much your listener doesn't know about Islam. It helps to create a frame of mind conducive to listening to new information.

So when the person says, "No, I don't know how it was written," you can continue:

"The entire Quran was written by one man, Mohammad, over the course of his lifetime. It took him 23 years to write it. Actually he didn't write it, he recited it because he was illiterate. It isn't full of metaphors or obscure stories. It isn't a collection of things written over many years by many different authors like some other religious books. It is mostly graphic descriptions of hell and Paradise, and direct instructions on how a Muslim should behave, dictated to Mohammad directly from Allah (through an angel).

"In other words, you can't really justify anything with it. You may be able to do that with some other religious books, but the Quran says very clearly and directly what a Muslim must do to avoid hell and make it to Paradise. By the way, do you already know about the principle of abrogation?"

The person you're talking to will probably shake his or her head. So you can explain it:

"Well, since the different chapters, or suras, came as revelations periodically over Mohammad's lifetime, and since his circumstances changed so much, the nature of the revelations changed too. So there are conflicting passages in the Quran.

This will catch your listener's interest.

"Some passages encourage Muslims to be tolerant toward other religions, and some passages encourage Muslims to be intolerant and even violent to unbelievers.

"But, oddly enough, the Quran itself has some passages explaining what to do with its own contradictions. The passages say when two passages in the Quran conflict with each other, the one that came later is better than the one that came earlier. This is the principle of abrogation. Unfortunately, all the intolerant and violent passages came later, and they supercede the earlier peaceful and tolerant passages."

And at this point, I would probably try to persuade the person to read the Quran themselves. (Read more about that approach here: Push Them to Read the Quran.)

Another version of this objection is something like, "The Bible is violent too." Read more about how to respond to that here: What About the Violent Passages in the Bible?

So that's how I would answer this objection. How about you? What would you say? Or how could my answer be improved? What would you add to the response? Leave your answers in the comments, or email them to me and I will post them for you: citizenwarriorgeneral@gmail.com (I'll post them anonymously unless you tell me otherwise).

Let's help each other get really good at awakening others to this fascinating and important body of knowledge.


Honor Killing Awareness Campaign


THE GROUP, Stop Islamization of America, has come up with an ingenious campaign. They are putting ads on Chicago taxis — ads to help young Muslim girls in fear of being murdered in an "honor killing." Clearly printed at the bottom of the ad is the web address: LeaveIslamSafely.com.

This is brilliant. It is a public service ad, doing something anybody would have a hard time publicly arguing against — helping young girls in fear of their lives. And at the same time, the ad cleverly associates this problem — a problem most people are unaware of — with Islam. The faces on the ads are real Muslim women who have been victims of honor-related brutality.

It's brilliant and it's also kind. It will probably save the lives of young heterodox Muslim girls.

The project is the brainchild of Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com and Robert Spencer of JihadWatch.org.

And the timing of this campaign is fortuitous. An attempted honor killing of a famous person is in the news. As Geller says, "Last week, a beautiful young Muslim actress, Harry Potter star Afshan Azad, was badly beaten, but thankfully escaped death when her father and brother attempted to honor murder her. She was dating a non-Muslim."

"It is important to note that 'both [Azad’s] parents were born and educated in the U.K.' They were
not unassimilated immigrants, which the media and the apologists always associate with honor killings in the West." Police say 17,000 women are victims every year in the UK alone.

If you like the taxi ad idea and want to help, click on the button below and donate some money to the project. The more funds they have, the more ads they will buy:

Read all about this exemplary campaign: Freedom Taxis Hit the Streets of Chicago.


"Stop the Ground Zero Mosque" Petitions


PLEASE SIGN the following petition to prevent the construction of the thirteen-story mosque, the Cordoba House (now apparently re-named Park51), proposed to be built two blocks from Ground Zero.

The petition was created by Robert Spencer of JihadWatch.org and Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com. Click here to sign: An Appeal to Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan to Withdraw Ground Zero Mosque.

Here's another one by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer: Stop the 911 Mega Mosque at Ground Zero.

The American Center for Law and Justice also has a petition. Sign here: NO Mosque at Ground Zero.

Brigitte Gabriel of ActForAmerica.org has
also created a petition: We Oppose the Mosque at "Ground Zero." While you're signing petitions, why not click on the link and sign that one too?

And here's one more: No to the Mosque at Ground Zero.

Here's one done by Rick Lazio: Tell Andrew Cuomo To Investigate the Proposed Cordoba Mosque!

For more information about this mosque proposal, watch these videos:

Interesting Developments Concerning the Mosque at Ground Zero

Of Mosques and Men: Reflections on the Ground Zero Mosque

Pat Condell on the Proposed Ground Zero Mosque

For more information about why mosques are good things to stop, read these:

A Concession That Should Not Be Granted

What's the Big Deal About Mosques?

Mosques as Symbols of Conquest and Dominance

The Wahhabi Invasion of America

The Mapping Sharia Project

Here's why signing petitions (and getting others to sign them) is a good idea:

Please Sign This Petition

The Center for Security Policy released a powerful 1-minute video opposing the construction of the Ground Zero mosque. Check it out:


Three Things About Islam Video


For a detailed list of links and references to support the statements in this video, read an article by Islam Exposed: 3 Things You Should Know About Islam.

Read a full transcript of the video here.

Find out how, why, and by whom this video was made.

For more information about Islam, read: What Makes Islam So Successful?


Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff Versus Sharia


A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT has been filed against Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for "hate speech" under Austrian law. She gave a presentation about Islam in Austria, teaching some of the same basic things about Islam we teach here. But a magazine planted someone in her class to observe (and to make a formal accusation with the police) leading to the charges brought against her. Then the magazine published a story about her "hate school.

Sabaditsch-Wolff knows a lot about Islam. She's the daughter of a retired diplomat who spent parts of her childhood in Iran during the Khomeini Revolution. Later, she spent some time in Iraq and was employed at the Austrian embassies in Libya and Kuwait. In 1990, she and other Austrians were held hostage during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

Sabaditsch-Wolff represents the Citizens' Movement Pax Europa on an international level, and
she's the ACT! for America chapter leader for Vienna.

Yet she was formally charged with "inciting hatred against a religious group," and in Austria (given what happened during WWII) they take this charge seriously.

One reason for the investigation is her use of something from Citizen Warrior — excerpts from the article, Why I Am Worried About Islam But Not Christianity. In particular, this part:

  • Some Christians have political goals, just as some dog fanciers have political goals.
  • But Islam is different in an important way: Muslims have a religious duty to work for political goals — it is a form of devotion and worship — and Muslims don't get to choose what goals they should strive for; the goals have been decreed by Allah. Mohammad was against living in monasteries or living a contemplative life. Muslims do not meditate. The way to show devotion to Allah is to fight for Islam. Literally (and politically).
  • As far as I know, no Christians have expressed any desire to kill me. And it would have no doctrinal support from the New Testament if they had.
  • Many Jihadis have openly expressed the desire to kill all Americans, including me, and many Americans have already been killed by them. And they have plenty of doctrinal support from the Qur'an to justify this killing.
  • A Christian can leave Christianity any time they want.
  • The penalty for leaving Islam is death.
  • When Christians kill, it can only be in spite of Christian teachings.
  • When a Jihadi kills, it is likely because of Islamic teachings, and they will tell you so openly and proudly.

Sabaditsch-Wolff has been giving her seminars for awhile, and one Austrian web site sent someone to attend her seminar. In their report, they wrote:

In 95% of her three-hour lecture on Islam, the Koran, and sharia, seminar leader Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff cites Muslims from around the world, or directly from the Koran. She holds back with her own interpretations — even without an undercover agent present! Among those attending we noticed no traces of aggression — they were more horrified by what they heard. During a break, the mood was relaxed, but with no signs of xenophobia or the like!

Sabaditsch-Wolff is going to fight these charges, and she is gaining worldwide support. She's a symbol and focus of support, not unlike
Geert Wilders, because she's a forerunner in the fight we all face — the battle to protect our freedoms in Western societies against Muslim pressure to insert Sharia standards into Western policies.

To give you a better feel for what kind of woman Sabaditsch-Wolff is, and to really feel her strength, intelligence, and clear-headed reasonableness, read the following excerpts from an interview with Sabaditsch-Wolff by Austria's equivalent to
Time Magazine. Her answers are worth studying.

Early on, the interviewer asked if she really saw the
need for trying to preserve Europe and its democratic and secular values.

Sabaditsch-Wolff said: There are powerful groups who are working towards the Islamization of Europe. That is a fact. What can we gain from closing our eyes and ignoring this? Even Libyan leader Muammar Ghadafi says: "There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam in Europe without swords, without guns, without conquest. We don't need terrorists, we don't need homicide bombers. The 50+ million Muslims [in Europe] will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades." A head of state confirms what our politicians deny. What else has to happen until we finally get it?

Interviewer: You are accused of making the following statements, among others: "Muslims rape children because of their religion", or "Mohammed enjoyed contact with children." Why the polemics?

Sabaditsch-Wolff: This is a clever strategy. You and all the others who are now crying wolf are locked in a choice of words. As a result you are able to maneuver yourselves away from the main point. It is a fact that Mohammed married a six-year-old at the age of 56. To this day men in Islamic countries view this as legitimizing marriage to a minor, thereby causing rape and life-long trauma. This is the problem we need to address, and not how to circumscribe this bitter reality.

Interviewer: Are you afraid that these customs will become part of Europe?

Sabaditsch-Wolff: There are groups who have this goal. In every Islamic system you find that human rights of young girls are in grave danger. Look at Saudi Arabia. Look at the former socialist South Yemen. When Khomeini came to power he lowered the minimum age for girls to get married to nine years.

Interviewer: You are being accused of Islamophobia. Does this bother you?

Sabaditsch-Wolff: A phobia is an irrational fear. My worries are not irrational, but justified. One of these days our politicians will have to recognize this fact. People like me are not right-wing xenophobes.

Interviewer: But what are you?

Sabaditsch-Wolff: We are people defending the principles of freedom and equality in a secular society. I criticize political Islam and its political manifestations. No democratic country can take this right away from anyone.

Interviewer: In what way are you qualified to hold these seminars?

Sabaditsch-Wolff: I have an M.A. in Diplomatic and Strategic Studies. I spent part of my childhood in Islamic countries, worked and lived there. I have personally experienced life in Islamic societies and I see evidence of a trend towards the Islamization of Europe.

Interviewer: Will you continue with your seminars?

Sabaditsch-Wolff: Yes. There are requests coming in from all over Austria. I will continue to defend my right to freedom of speech. I will not be gagged.


Practicing Muslims Warned Against Making Friends With Non-Muslims


The following are verses from the Quran. To read the whole book, see our recommended versions to save yourself hours of frustration.

4:138 Warn the hypocrites that torturous punishment awaits them. The hypocrites take unbelievers as friends rather than believers. Do they look for honor at their hands? Truly all honor belongs to Allah.

4:144 Believers! Do not take unbelievers as friends over fellow believers. Would you give Allah a clear reason to punish you?

60:1 Oh, you who believe, do not take My enemy and yours for friends by showing them kindness. They reject the truth that has come to you. They drive out the messengers and yourselves because you believe in Allah, your Lord. If you continue to fight for Allah’s cause [jihad] and from a desire to please Me, would you show them kindness in private? I know best what you conceal and what you reveal. Whoever does this among you has already strayed from the right path.

60:13 Oh, Believers, do not enter into friendship with those against whom Allah is angered. They have despaired of the hereafter, even as the unbelievers despair of those who are in graves.

5:57 Oh, you who believe, do not take those who have received the Scriptures [Jews and Christians] before you, who have scoffed and jested at your religion, or who are unbelievers for your friends. Fear Allah if you are true believers. When you call to prayer, they make it a mockery and a joke. This is because they are a people who do not understand.

48:29 Mohammad is the messenger of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another but ruthless to the unbelievers.

According to Bill Warner, the Quran has thirteen verses that say a Muslim is not to be a friend with non-Muslims.


What Should We Call the Two Kinds of Muslims?


When we speak about Muslims, I think most of us try to make the distinction between those Muslims who follow core Islamic teachings on the one hand, and those who call themselves Muslims but who ignore a great deal of the basic principles of Islam.

I've often had to clarify myself when someone takes offense at something I say by making this distinction: "I'm criticizing Islamic doctrine. If someone doesn't follow the doctrine, then I am not criticizing them."

I have tried various words and phrases to make this distinction in my speech, so instead of saying "Muslims believe X," for example, I will say, "Islamic supremacists believe X." It bypasses one of my listener's most obvious objection to what I'm saying.

Others are doing this too, and I see "true believers" being called Jihadis, Jihadists, Islamists, militant Muslims, Mujahedeen, Islamofascists, fundamentalists, extremists, insurgents, and the ridiculously meaningless term, "radical Muslims" (which is almost as bad as the phrase "war on terror"). I just read an article by Mohamed Akram and he used the phrase "observant Muslim." I thought that was pretty good. But I think two of the best are Brigitte Gabriel's phrase, "practicing Muslims" and Vijay Kumar's "literal Muslims." Actually, Kumar uses the term "literal Islam," but I like that word "literal." Bill Warner's use of the phrase "political Islam" is good too.

This topic is newsworthy these days as Obama's administration has tried to avoid using any language in their national security organizations that might imply a religious motivation to Muslims who kill non-Muslims in the name of Islam. Their newly-released National Security Strategy came up with a term we can add to our list. The report referred to practicing Muslims by using the clumsy and misleading term, "al-Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates."

The nomenclature for Muslims who don't really follow the teachings is sparse. "Moderate Muslims?" That's pretty much worthless. How about "mainstream Muslims?" That's a meaningless phrase unless you don't know anything about Islam, at which time it becomes mistakenly meaningful. Some have used the oxymoronic term, "secular Muslims." Of course, Muslims themselves use the term "apostates."

I've experimented with a couple of names for this category of Muslims. For instance, JRMs (Jihad Rejecting Muslims) isn't bad. But my favorite is MINOs (Muslim in Name Only). The MINOs themselves might not like it, but it's clear enough for our purposes.

My vote is "practicing Muslims" for the devout ones and MINOs for the non-devout. What do you think? Leave your vote (or additional nomenclature) in the comments or email them to me and I'll post them for you (anonymously if you like): citizenwarriorgeneral@gmail.com. Tell us which phrases you like to use and why you think they are better than the others.


"You Should Really Talk to a Muslim"


This is another installment in our series, Answers to Objections. This objection seems sensible if you haven't had time to think about it, but it is meaningless — unless, of course, you've just made the blunder of overgeneralizing (saying something like, "All Muslims treat their women badly") — in which case, you should immediately correct yourself by talking about Islamic doctrine rather than talking about "Muslims."

But assuming you are making no such blunders, here is a possible answer to this objection:

"I have talked to Muslims. And I've met some very nice Muslims. They are either ignoring some of the basic, mainstream Islamic teachings (read more about that) or they are using taqiyya (read more about taqiyya here), which is the Islamic principle of "religious deception" or deception for the sake of Islam.

"But hopefully, they were simply genuinely nice people who are ignoring some of their religious principles. You see, if a Muslim is truly a friend to me (a non-Muslim), he or she is violating an important doctrine of Islam: A Muslim is forbidden to befriend a non-Muslim. I'm not making this up. It's in the Quran and it's stated very clearly. (See Quran quotes about this.)

"But either way, it doesn't change the fact that the doctrine of Islam is hazardous to non-Muslims and we should learn about it. Sixty-one percent of the Quran is about how Muslims are supposed to deal with non-Muslims. Millions of Muslims around the world are devout believers in that doctrine.

"What I'm advocating is simple public knowledge about these facts. It's amazing how little most people know about Islam, especially given how much these teachings impact current events. Anyway, please stop believing what other people tell you, including me, and just read the Quran yourself."

Read more about this approach: Push Them to Read the Quran.

For more information and possible approaches to this issue, read "My Friend is a Muslim and He's Really Nice."

I hope you can top that. Please leave your answer in the comments on this article or email it to me and I'll post it for you (anonymously if you wish): citizenwarriorgeneral@gmail.com.


A Video on Taqiyya

When I chose the top three things a non-Muslim should know about Islam (in this article), one of them was taqiyya, which means lying or deceiving non-Muslims in the service of Islam.

The following is a good video on taqiyya. It's a concept about which all of us should become well-versed because the skillful use of taqiyya is one of the primary reasons so many non-Muslims are not only ignorant about Islam, but self-righteously so. Watch the video and share it with everyone you know:



Muslims Are Not the Problem


I OFTEN HEAR from people who are focused on winning arguments with Muslims, or somehow convincing Muslims they're wrong, or trying to make them feel bad for being Muslims, or just hating people they think look Muslim. Their focus is all on Muslims.

But Muslims in name only (MINOs or JRMs) are not the problem, and Muslims who actually follow Mohammad's example are not the problem either.

The problem is us.

The problem is too many non-Muslims either don't have a clue about the third jihad, or have a clue but can't believe it, or they are non-Muslims who know what's going on but think there's nothing they can do to stop it (the demoralized).

With the know-how you have right now, you can turn all three of those around. (The fourth category I didn't mention are those few who know all about it, but don't really care. They are a small percentage and they cannot be reached.)

But the vast majority of people in the free world are in the three categories above and they can all be influenced. They can all be swayed. Learn more about how to reach each here: clueless, don't believe it, demoralized.

Anyway, that is our problem: The lack of understanding of the situation by non-Muslims. And that can be handled by us. It's our problem. We need not — and should not — expect Muslims to do anything.

The Islamic supremacists can be stopped by us if enough of us know what's going on. Trying to make them wrong or get them to change or ridiculing them or doing anything about them (or to them) is the wrong thing to focus on.

There are hundreds of millions of non-Muslims in the free world who need to be enlightened. Once enough of us are enlightened, we'll be able to wield enough influence to get more articles and programs critical of Islam published in mainstream sources. That will bring even more people into the inner circle. At that point, we'll have enough people to vote in politicians who know what's going on and are willing to do something about it (knowing they'll have the support of enough of the population).

We will continue to gain influence and new recruits as this understanding spreads. The majority of Muslims may or may not see the writing on the wall and may or may not do something about it, but it doesn't matter. If we take care of what we need to take care of, we don't need to care what they do, and that's the right attitude to have.

We do not need to make them see the error of their ways — it's a waste of our time. We have one task that needs to be done: The education of our fellow non-Muslims. You, personally, have only one primary task: The education of the people within your sphere of influence. And once they understand, it's time to get them out there influencing the people within their sphere of influence. Let's get crackin!


An Example For All of Us


LAST WEEK, someone wrote to me saying the links on Islam 101 don't work. I wrote him back and told him to try right-clicking on a link and opening it in a new window. When he wrote back saying that worked, I asked him what got him interested in this subject. I thought his response was inspiring. He wrote:

"I am now a US citizen, but I am originally a Hindu from India. Islam has slaughtered over 80 million Hindus in India. I do not want that to happen to my new home — the United States.

"I greatly admire your site. I have taken up many of your suggestions. I bought multiple copies of several books and DVDs that expose the true nature of Islam and began circulating those among friends. I have now met another individual here in my home town (a regular American, born and brought up in the United States) who shares my concern.

"We are building a library of books and DVDs to educate people about the threat of Islam. Every Saturday, we screen a movie for people and we have a discussion following the movie. This is in its initial stages, and we hope to expand it.

"We may soon have a local chapter of Act for America in our town.

"Thank you for all your efforts — your web site is an incomparable resource for all who are worried about Islam's designs on America and the world. I wish you every success."


Concessions are the Establishment of Sharia Law


Bill Warner of Political Islam comes up with brilliant insights as a matter of course. His book, Sharia Law for Non-Muslims, is an unassuming little volume of 48 pages. And yet, in the first chapter, he made me see something I've never realized before, and it blew me away. Here it is:

Every accommodation non-Muslims make for Muslims moves our culture, our beliefs, and our legal systems one step closer to Sharia law.

The concession itself is the establishment of Sharia law.

Let's look at an example. Around the world, many Muslims react strongly when someone criticizes Islam. Why? In Sharia law, it is forbidden to criticize either Islam or Mohammad. This is a precept of Sharia law.

Forbidding the criticism of any religion is certainly not a precept of a free society or of Western civilization. This means: To whatever degree orthodox Muslims succeed in silencing our criticisms of Islam, to that degree they have imposed Sharia law on non-Muslims.

Do you know what this means? When the U.S. government stops using words that even imply that Islam might have something to do with terrorism (out of their fear of offending Muslims), what has happened? Orthodox Muslims have successfully imposed Sharia law on the U.S. government. This has already happened. Read about it here and here and here.

The primary directive of Islam is not to convert everybody, but to bring everybody on Earth under the rule of Sharia law, whether they like it or not. Ridiculous, right? How could it possibly happen? And yet, it is already happening right under our noses. Here are some examples of the Western world allowing Sharia law to be applied in their own countries:

1. The UN passed a resolution banning criticism of Islam.

2. In Britain, female Muslim medical staff don't have to follow legal rules of cleanliness.

3. Also in Britain, Muslim women can no longer get a divorce like other women in Britain.

4. Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller) will not criticize Islam out of fear.

5. A blogger in Malaysia was arrested for insulting Islam.

6. Muslims get segregated toilets in Australia so they don't have to go to the bathroom where non-Muslims go to the bathroom.

7. Germany and Belgium offer welfare benefits to Muslim polygamists' various wives.

8. Scotland allows Sharia courts to operate within their borders.

9. Russia allows Sharia courts to operate, even though it is against their Constitution.

10. In Canada, public swimming pools are closed to non-Muslims so Muslim women can swim away from the defiling eyes of non-Muslims.

The examples of Sharia law being implemented in free countries can go on and on (read more here). The push for accommodations and concessions is unceasing. And if Muslims are pushing for it, you can bet it is Sharia law.

Muslims may not be able to defeat us in war to establish Sharia by force, but they can incrementally gain one concession after the other until we are following Sharia law by our own choice.


Action Alert: Email Facebook on Behalf of Geert Wilders


A READER just sent me a copy of a note she sent to Facebook about the removal of the Geert Wilders' Facebook page. She sent her email to: abuse@facebook.com (update: this email address may no longer work; please see comments on this post for the lastest information). I think we should all do something similar. As soon as I post this, I'm going to do it too. Here is what she wrote:

I just found out that FaceBook took down Geert Wilders' page. That's wrong. That's against freedom of speech. He's a well respected member of the Holland's third largest political party. He's fighting for freedom and everything we hold dear. How could you possibly take his page off FaceBook?

I can only presume you have submitted to the complaints of Muslims and you are afraid to take a stand against them. You guys need to step up to the plate and behave like men, not scared little boys.

If you value democracy and your right to speak our mind, even if the truth offends Islam, then you simply must take a stand for freedom of speech. His is not hate speech. He simply speaks the truth about what Islam is doing to his homeland of Holland and the rest of Europe. As he has said more than once: America is the world's last great hope. Please show him he's right.

Thank you.

The page protesting Facebook's action is growing quickly. Please share it with your friends, and tell them why it's important that we do not cave in to Islamic demands to curb our free speech: Geert Wilders We Want Your Facebook Page Back.

It is possible that Geert was the victim of "Facebook Jihad" by Revolution Muslim. Learn more about that here: Facebook Jihad.


Like Geert Wilders

IF YOU'RE on Facebook, please "like" this page: Bring back Geert Wilders' Facebook page. And then post this link on your own Facebook profile page: We Want Geert Wilders' Facebook Page Back.


"But There Are Peaceful Passages in the Quran Too"


THIS IS ANOTHER in our series, Answers to Objections. This one is easy because the Islamic world already has a well-established answer to the question. Every reader of the Quran, since the time it was written, has noticed conflicting messages. And they've had the question, "When two passages from the Quran conflict, which one should I follow?"

The Quran itself answers the question. It says if two passages conflict, the passage revealed
later is better than the one revealed earlier. The policy is known as abrogation. Learn more about abrogation here.

Since the order in which the chapters of the Quran were written was carefully recorded, each instance of a conflicting passage is easily settled. The bad news is: The peaceful passages were some of the first written, and the intolerant, violent passages were almost all written later.

So the short answer is, "Yes, there are peaceful passages in the Quran. But they have all been abrogated."

Read how many passages are positive and how they were abrogated. And learn more about Mohammad's last word (last revelation) about non-Muslims.

If someone has resisted what you are saying by insisting there are peaceful passages in the Quran, and if you came up with a different answer than mine, please add it to the comments on this post for future readers. Thank you.


What's the Big Deal About Mosques?


PEOPLE SEEM to be protesting the construction of mosques all over the non-Muslim world, from London to New York, from Switzerland to Australia. Why?

"The way to gain influence among the Muslim community is to control the mosques,"
Steven Emerson says, speaking of the building and purchasing of mosques around America by the Muslim American society (which has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood). "The way to control what people think in the Muslim community is to have the right imam preach the right message. So by acquiring these mosques the Muslim American Society gets the right to appoint the imam and distribute the message they believe is necessary to spread Islam around the world."

Emerson is an expert on these matters. He is the author of six books, and co-author of two more. His television documentary, "Jihad in America," won the 1994 George Polk Award for best Television Documentary, and top prize for best investigative reporting from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He is also the Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a data-gathering center on Islamist groups. Emerson frequently testifies before Congressional committees on al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and other terrorist organizations.

majority of mosques in the U.S. are urging Muslims to undermine the government and eventually overthrow it. Read more about that here: Mapping Sharia.

Read more about the surprising role mosques traditionally serve in Islam: A Concession That Should Not Be Granted.

Read more about who funds mosques: The Wahhabi Invasion of America.


A Parable For Our Time


I HAVE HAMMERED on one theme — that we only need to focus on educating the public about Islam. And the reason I have hammered on it is because many people who have awakened to the terrifying brilliance of Islam are looking for something else to do about it.

But educating our family and friends is the vital first step. Once a large percentage of the population is aware of what's in the Quran, everything else that needs to be done will be easy. Until that point, everything else that needs to be done is damn near impossible. How we understand Islam will determine the policy decisions we collectively endorse or resist. That's why we created The Pledge.

Many of us underestimate the power of simple knowledge. But the fate of Flight 93 illustrates what a big difference a little knowledge can make.

What was the difference between the passengers who passively allowed the Islamic supremacists to fly their three planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and the passengers on board Flight 93 who aggressively stopped their plane from reaching its intended target?

The only difference was that the passengers on Flight 93 had
a little knowledge of the true intentions of the hijackers.

When enough non-Muslims in the world know the true intentions of the Islamic supremacists, Islam's relentless encroachment will be stopped.


Geert Wilders Update July 1st - 2010


GEERT WILDERS' Freedom Party, on a platform to ban the Koran and mosque-building, defied election polling data and boosted him from 9 to 23 seats in the June, 2010 general elections in the Netherlands. "Mr. Wilders’s rise as leader of what is now the No. 3 party in the Netherlands is considered a bellwether of a surlier sentiment in a country traditionally tolerant but now anxious over Muslim minorities." (From a Christian Science Monitor article.)

Geert Wilders' party did very well June, took 31 seats, up from 22 in the last Parliament. “More safety, less crime, less immigration and less Islam is what the Netherlands has chosen,” Mr. Wilders told supporters as the results were being announced late Wednesday. “We would love to govern. I don’t think other parties can ignore us.” (From a New York Times article.)

Who is Geert Wilders? He is the creator of the film, Fitna, and is on trial in the Netherlands for inciting hatred against Islam. He is a member of the Dutch Parliment and has called for, among other things, a ban on Muslim immigration into the Netherlands.

The criminal proceedings against Geert Wilders will continue in October of this year. The dates of absence of the people involved in the proceedings prevent the case coming up for trial sooner. The last expert-witnesses was heard on the 28th of June.

Watch Wilders give a speech in California:

More Citizen Warrior posts about Geert Wilders:

Geert Wilders is in Trouble and You Can Help
Wilders On Trial.
Action Alert: Support Geert Wilders
The Latest Update on the Geert Wilders Trial
February Update on Geert Wilders
Keep on Fighting for Geert Wilders and Freedom of Speech
Like Geert Wilders on Facebook


Fitna, the Movie

Watch Geert Wilders' controversial fifteen-minute film, Fitna:

In Robert Spencer's excellent book, Stealth Jihad, he makes the following points about Fitna:

1. "Fitna" means upheaval or discord in Arabic.

2. The film visually links Islamic teachings with violence.

3. Many Muslims around the world objected to this film by protesting and demanding the violent death of Wilders because that's what their Islamic teachings tells them to do.

4. The film is mostly scenes of Muslims committing violence interspersed with quotes from the Qur'an giving clear commands to commit just such violence, and clips of modern-day Jihadis justifying their acts of violence with references to the Qur'an's clear commands.

5. Oddly enough, by doing this film, Geert Wilders is labeled a hate-monger. Yet the ones doing the hating on the film are the Muslims themselves. No wonder this film bothers them so much. As Spencer wrote, "It was not Wilders, but the many Muslims he shows in his film, who link Islam with violence. And that link has already been made innumerable times around the world — by Islamic jihad warriors, not by non-Muslim 'Islamophobes.'"


Article Spotlight

One of the most unusual articles on CitizenWarrior.com 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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