Peace On Earth


Serge Trifkovic said most of the conflicts in the world involve Muslims, and if you took away conflicts involving Muslims, the world would be a pretty peaceful place.

Muslims, both orthodox and heterodox, are always quick to point out that Islam is a religion of peace. But this statement by Trifkovic made me curious, so I searched Google for a map of world conflicts, and which ones involved Muslims. I didn't find what I was looking for, but I found two maps (on two different web sites that have nothing to do with each other) that are interesting when you see them together.

The first map is by Freedom House, an organization that tracks democracies around the world. It shows their map of world freedom. The purple countries are the least free:

A few clicks later, I found the map below of populations of Muslims. It shows by color where the densest population of Muslims live in the world (the highest population of Muslims is darkest blue):

There isn't much of a difference between the two maps. The only big difference is that China is not Islamic but still ranks low on the freedom scale.

So a practical way to attain more peace on earth is to work to awaken the non-Muslims of the world to the reality that Islam is not a religion of peace. When that is clear to a large number of people, we will no longer be bamboozled by their rhetoric, no longer allow the concessions they push for, no longer lavish Islamic regimes with money, and no longer trust orthodox Muslims in negotiations. The result will be more peace on earth.


How Non-Muslims Have Been Disarmed


IF EVERYONE in the free world had read the Koran already, almost all of us would be united against orthodox Islam, as the Parable for Our Time attests (once the passengers on board Flight 93 had a clue about the true intentions of the hijackers, they immediately acted to defend themselves and their fellow Americans).

Orthodox Muslims do not want us to unite against them. They don't want to arouse our defenses. So they routinely employ methods to disarm us. These are the methods they use:

1. They present Islam as a multiculturalist paradise. For example, they depict Muslims, Jews, and Christians all getting along in Andalus (Muslim-occupied Spain). They have insinuated this point of view into PBS television programs, history textbooks in American schools, and elsewhere.

In their depiction, they make sure they give special attention to two prominent Jews who were in positions of authority during that time (in Sharia law, non-Muslims cannot be in a position of authority over Muslims).

The historians neglect to point out that the following year, those two Jews were assassinated by Muslims for having the effrontery to be in positions of authority, or that Sharia law was immediately reasserted, followed by a brutal pogrom that left 5000 Jews dead.

The result of the successful infiltration of public television and textbook editing is that when non-Muslims are told about the efforts of orthodox Muslims to Islamize the world, many of them think, "what's the big deal? Life under Islam would be a multiculturalist paradise." They have been disarmed just as effectively as the frightened passengers of the planes that plowed into the Twin Towers when they were told they were merely being held for ransom.

2. They try to make Westerners feel guilty, and they exploit already-existing guilt. Orthodox Muslims say things like: Your troops in Arabia defile our sacred land, the Western world attacked us unprovoked during the Crusades, you support Israel so you're responsible for the deaths of innocent Palestinian children, your "people" have been historically cruel to other minorities — slaves and Native Americans, for example.

They use whatever they can because people who feel guilty are less willing to defend themselves and more likely to try to appease (to make amends for perceived sins).

3. They cry racism, bigotry, hate-speech, Islamophobia, even if it doesn't make any sense. For example, if an orthodox Muslim makes this public statement: "We must kill the Jews and drive them into the sea," it doesn't seem to bother any outspoken Muslims. But if a non-Muslim quotes a Muslim saying that, the non-Muslim is accused of racism, bigotry, hate-speech, or Islamophobia.

It doesn't make any sense, but it works. An accusation of racism is taken very seriously in the media and by the public in general.

Orthodox Muslims know very well if we can't talk to each other about a threat, we can't very well defend ourselves against it. So these accusations are effective ways to silence (and thus disarm) most people who would publicly criticize orthodox Islam.

4. They try to move so slowly it is unnoticeable. I once read a book by a cavalry soldier who was posted out on the Great Plains in the early 1800s when the Apaches still had the upper hand. He said he was out on the prairie camping with a small contingent, and he was on guard duty for the night. Despite his vigilance, Apache warriors were able to get within several feet of their camp without being noticed, when they suddenly attacked.

How did they do it? They disguised themselves as bushes, and they had extreme patience. They moved so slowly it was unnoticeable. Every time he turned his head, whoever was behind him silently moved up just a couple of inches.

Orthodox Muslims are using the same technique with their stealth jihad and waging jihad by gaining concessions. Each concession seems like such a small accommodation, we go along with it, and yet the concessions are adding up.

5. They evoke pity. As I have described in great detail here, the most effective way to disarm good-hearted people is to elicit pity, and orthodox Muslims do this constantly, portraying themselves as the downtrodden, the persecuted, the abused. It's so effective, some have even faked "hate-crimes" to evoke pity.

The antidote to all these methods is to push people to read the Koran. When enough people in the free world have done so, these methods will be seen for what they are and they will lose their power to influence. And as the people aboard Flight 93 demonstrated, we will be united against them, we will fight back, and the third jihad will be defeated.

Your mission, then, is to get everyone you know to read the Koran. Let's roll.


How To Disarm Good People


IN THE BOOK, The Sociopath Next Door, Martha Stout says something really interesting. Her book is about normal, everyday sociopaths (also known by the somewhat outdated term, "psychopath"). In other words, the book is not about serial killers, but about the neighbor who drives you crazy, the spouse who seems dedicated to making your life miserable, the cruel, unfeeling boss, etc.

A sociopath is someone who feels no empathy for other human beings. The consequences of this lack are enormous. These people are, in many ways, not recognizably human. And there is no cure for sociopathy. It is not caused by upbringing. Therapy only makes them worse.

About two percent of the population is sociopathic, and those who are in a relationship with a sociopath need to understand what makes sociopaths tick. The more you know, the less likely you are to be fooled, used, or destroyed by a sociopath.

But Martha Stout said something interesting for us here in our conversation about Islam. She wrote about the techniques sociopaths use to exploit people around them. Sociopaths use people. And there is one thing experienced sociopaths use more than anything else because it works so well with normal people. Their ultra-effective weapon is to evoke pity. Stout wrote:

The most reliable sign, the most universal behavior of unscrupulous people is not directed, as one might imagine, at our fearfulness. It is, perversely, an appeal to our sympathy.

I first learned this when I was still a graduate student in psychology and had the opportunity to interview a court-referred patient the system had already identified as a "psychopath." He was not violent, preferring instead to swindle people out of their money with elaborate investment scams. Intrigued by this individual and what could possibly motivate him...I asked, "What is important to you in your life? What do you want more than anything else?" I thought he might say "getting money," or "staying out of jail," which were the activities to which he devoted most of his time. Instead, without a moment's hesitation, he replied, "Oh, that's easy. What I like better than anything else is when people feel sorry for me. The thing I really want more than anything else out of life is people's pity."

I was astonished, and more than a little put off. I think I would have liked him better if he had said "staying out of jail," or even "getting money." Also, I was mystified. Why would this man — why would anyone — wish to be pitied, let alone wish to be pitied above all other ambitions? I could not imagine. But now, after twenty-five years of listening to victims, I realize there is an excellent reason for the sociopathic fondness for pity. As obvious as the nose on one's face, and just as difficult to see without the help of a mirror, the explanation is that good people will let pathetic individuals get by with murder, so to speak, and therefore any sociopath wishing to continue with his game, whatever it happens to be, should play repeatedly for none other than pity.

More than admiration — more even than fear — pity from good people is carte blanche. When we pity, we are, at least for the moment, defenseless, and like so many of the other positive human characteristics that bind us together in groups...our emotional vulnerability when we pity is used against us...

The reason I thought that was interesting and relevant is that pity is one of the most common techniques orthodox Muslims use, and it is the main reason they've been able to get away with as much as they have so far. They exploit the egalitarian, multiculturalist, good-hearted nature of non-Muslims. They evoke pity and then use our own kindness and our desire to "get along with others" against us.

I was just reading the book, Tripoli: The United States' First War on Terror. The ruler of Tripoli had been seizing U.S. merchant ships, adding the ship to his own fleet, keeping the contents of the ship, and selling the captured sailors into slavery. It was a very lucrative pirating business. The U.S. wanted Tripoli to stop it, of course. The ruler of Tripoli said, "Sure, we'll stop attacking your ships if you pay us tribute every year."

So for awhile the U.S. paid the tribute because they were a new country and had no navy to speak of, and they wanted to continue with their overseas trade. But the ruler of Tripoli decided the tribute they had agreed to wasn't enough, so he demanded more and when he didn't get it, he started seizing U.S. ships again.

Meanwhile, the U.S. was frantically building a navy, and by this time had enough warships to put up a fight, so they did. Suddenly Tripoli's ruler wanted to talk peace. But in the negotiations, the man negotiating on behalf of the ruler asked for a gift of money. The U.S. said no, absolutely not. The U.S. said basically, "You have not been fair in any way and have only acted as our enemy, and no, we will not pay you to stop the fighting."

Then Tripoli's negotiator tried to appeal to pity: "But Tripoli is very poor," he pleaded. "she cannot subsist without the generosity of her friends; give something then on the score of charity." In this case, Tripoli had already established a poor reputation with the Americans, so the pity plea did not work. But even after the U.S. negotiator said no, Tripoli's negotiator tried to make the U.S. negotiator feel guilty for not feeling pity. He asked, basically, "You say you want peace but you won't give this gift of charity to obtain the peace?"

Islam uses the pity plea anywhere it can. Mohammad used it, Muslims in Tripoli were using it, and Muslims today are still at it. In their dealings with powerful non-Muslims, the basic stance of Islam is: "We are an oppressed, persecuted people. We're a minority. We're under siege. We are wrongly accused. We're the victims of bigotry, hatred, and Islamophobia." And if they can't find anything to point to that proves their oppression, they literally create something (click here for an example).

It's like a game they are playing, except this is a game with very serious consequences. A single sociopath using the appeal to pity can completely ruin the lives of many people. And this is, of course, nothing compared with what orthodox Muslims have done. They've killed over 270 million people since they started. They've ruined even more lives, and they are affecting the lives and livelihoods of billions of us today.

I would like to spend my time working on productive, positive, life-affirming activities. Instead, I am spending many hours of my short time here on earth trying to stop the insidious Islamic encroachment, reading and writing about things I wish didn't exist. It's an upsetting topic. It's disturbing. But the consequences of ignoring it are even worse, so I devote a large portion of my life to it.

And, of course, I'm not alone. Each of us has been influenced in hundreds of ways we don't even know about by the third jihad (and the first two jihads).

It's important to understand how they are Islamizing the free world so successfully. One of the most effective techniques they use is the appeal to pity. The good news is that as soon as you see the appeal for what it is, the game is over, the magic disappears, the trance is lifted.

The above is an excerpt from the book, Getting Through: How to Talk to Non-Muslims About the Disturbing Nature of Islam by Citizen Warrior.


The Islamic Threat Doctrine and 9/11/2012


By Alan Kornman

A dark feeling of betrayal and stunned disbelief washed over me as I read the newspaper headline, "Jordanians press for democratic reforms" in the October 6, 2012 Orlando Sentinel.

The Myth of Islamic Democratic Reforms

The mainstream media, U.S. State Department, and President Obama fed us a steady stream of news in 2011 that Egyptian youth were protesting in the streets for an Arab Spring of democratic reforms in Egypt.  Fast forward to 2012 and we learned The Muslim Brotherhood orchestrated the propaganda of democracy in Egypt to get support from the Obama Administration in the ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

While the press was printing gallons of ink reporting the Muslim Brotherhood would pursue democratic reforms in Egypt, Mohammad Morsi was consolidating his political base with the Salafi Islamist fundamentalists, whose objective was to institute a Sunni-led Shariah-compliant Islamic State in Egypt by overthrowing the colonialist dictator and friend of the United States, Hosni Mubarak.

The utopian mantra from the liberal left of democratic reforms blooming in Egypt on a warm and sunny Arab Spring day were proven wrong. Now these same journalists and politicians are falling for the same lie again out of Jordan.

When will our mainstream press learn that Shariah compliant political Islam and our Jeffersonian democracy are not compatible? Understanding the PLO's failed coup of Jordan in the 1970's will help you to see what Jordan can expect from the Muslim Brotherhood in 2012-2013.

Black September in Jordan

In September of 1970, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient Yasser Arafat, nephew of Nazi collaborator Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, tried unsuccessfully to violently overthrow the Kingdom of Jordan from King Hussein.

Arafat's PLO organization lost over 2,000 Muslim men in the attempted Black September coup of their Jordanian Muslim brothers and were violently expelled from their native Jordan.

History seems to be repeating itself again,  except now The Muslim Brotherhood is making a play to wrestle control of Jordan from the colonialist dictator and friend of the United States, King Abdullah II.

If King Abdullah II tries to appease The Muslim Brotherhood he will find himself either dead or in exile wondering how he lost his throne.  King Abdullah II need look no further than Qaddafi, Mubarak, and Assad to see his future, if he continues on his current path.

Understanding The Islamic Threat Doctrine

Understanding the Islamic Threat Doctrine (click here to read it) is essential in predicting events as they unfold on the ground and anticipating what to expect will happen in the future. Fortunately for the American people, our Islamist adversaries are more than happy to tell us exactly what their doctrine and objectives are.

We will now learn the Islamic Threat Doctrine from a well respected Islamic Jihadist who was tops in his class amongst his Jihadi peers.  Today's teacher of the doctrine is Sheikh Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi or by his title, "Emir of Al Qaeda in the Country of Two Rivers."  On June 7, 2006 Mr. Zarqawi was killed when a USAF F-16 dropped two 500 pound guided bombs on his safe house in Baqubah, Iraq prematurely ending his career of violence and butchery to achieve his political objectives.

Shortly before his death, Mr. Zarqawi conducted an in depth interview with the Al-Furican Foundation for Media Production, an entertainment arm of Al-Qaeda. Hidden deep in the interview Mr. Zarqawi explains clearly what the Islamic Threat Doctrine is and its objectives.

These two paragraphs below should change your life forever and how you view the world around you.  Al-Qaeda terrorist Musab Al-Zarqawi says,

"We fight in the way of Allah, until the law of Allah is implemented, and the first step is to expel the enemy, then establish the Islamic state, then we set forth to conquer the lands of Muslims to return them back to us, then after that, we fight the kuffar (disbelievers) until they accept one of the three (conversion, death or dhimmitude).

"I have been sent with the sword, between the hands of the hour"; this is our political agenda."

"It is necessary to accept the fact that it is an obligation for every Muslim to rush to help each other and it is also very necessary to agree that the houses of Muslims are just one house. The enemies (the disbelieving nations) have imposed boundaries and divided the lands of Muslims to tiny nations — however we do not believe in them and the boundaries of Sax Bacon do not restrict us. We, the Muslims, are one nation and the lands of Islam are one land, we fight for the sake of "there is no god but Allah".

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East and Northern Africa are "expelling the enemy" and establishing an Islamic State as they did in Egypt.  Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood consider the Muslim colonialist dictators as enemies of Shariah-compliant political Islam.

The Islamic Threat Doctrine Mr. Zarqawi articulated above is being implemented in coordinated steps to achieve their short-term objective of unifying, "Muslims to rush to help each other...and Muslims are of one house."  The coordinated attacks on 9/11/12 on U.S. interests in the Middle East and Northern Africa was the real warning to America, not the red herring of an internet movie.

When the Islamist enemies of the United States tell you exactly what they want to do and why — believe them. When the soldiers of Allah conducted 20+ coordinated attacks on U.S. interests in the Middle East and Northern Africa on 9/11/2012,  they were telegraphing they can recreate these coordinated attacks at any time of their choosing — in law enforcement circles they call that a clue, as John Guandolo likes to say.

What Our Islamist Enemies Fear Most

The one thing our Islamist adversaries fear most is an American public that understands the basics of The Islamic Threat Doctrine (watch a ten-part video course about it by clicking here). Thomas Jefferson read the Qur'an to fight and defeat the Muslim Barbary Pirates in Tripoli back in 1801. Now you must learn The Islamic Threat Doctrine to understand the Islamists who attacked our embassy in Tripoli on 9/11/2012.


The future of America rests on how many Americans learn The Islamic Threat Doctrine as articulated by Mr. Zarqawi. Then you must teach your friends, family, and community what Mr. Zarqawi and his Islamist ideological brothers consider their definition of Victory.

We, the Muslims, are one nation and the lands of Islam are one land, we fight for the sake of "there is no god but Allah".

What we believe as Americans and our man made laws is of small concern to our Islamist enemies. The followers of Islam believe "there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger" and that was the message on the black flags that flew above our overrun embassies and consulates when they were attacked on 9/11/2012.

God Bless America and God Bless Our Troops.

Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Alan Kornman is the regional coordinator of The United West — Uniting Western Civilization for Freedom and Liberty. His email is:


New Video: Four Stages of Islamic Conquest


Check it out on Vimeo:

Four Stages of Islamic Conquest

The video is a little over nine minutes long. It shows images from many countries that illustrate the four stages. It is clear and compelling and shareable. Let's all share it. How many people do you know who need to be educated about Islam?


Practical Action to Wake People Up


The creator of the International Qur'an Petition (and the creator of Islam Exposed, a blog that was specifically banned in Pakistan) added a comment on our post about the petition, and I thought I'd post it here for extra added motivation. Here's what he wrote:

The number of emails sent went from 700 to 896, probably as a result of this article.

We need to make it grow exponentially. Each one reach two. Persuade two of your associates to sign the petition, send the emails and persuade two others to follow suit.

By sending those emails, we are letting Congress know that we perceive a serious problem and we are giving them the means to learn more about it by following links in the supporting document.

When you sign, you will have a chance to grab embed code to place a petition widget on your blog.

You can easily put a link to the petition in an email with an exhortation to sign the petition and forward the email.

If we induce even one Member of Congress to read the Qur'an & hadith, this effort will be more than worth the effort.

While I was writing this comment, four more emails were sent.

HEADS UP!! If the right Muslims see this petition and bring it to the attention of CAIR & the OIC, our movement will gain unprecedented publicity and more sleeping citizens will be awakened, informed and aroused. Lets make it happen.


International Qur'an Petition


Fans of the Qur'an protest a YouTube video
Please sign this petition and get others to sign it too: International Qur'an Petition. Getting others to sign will help educate them and get them to make a very small commitment to the cause, which can lead eventually to a larger commitment because of the "commitment and consistency" principle (which you can read about here). The petition sends an email to Capitol Hill also. This is what the petition says:

Whereas Islam and its apologists accuse Kuffar of inculcating hatred of Muslims and inciting violence against them; and

Whereas Islam is pursuing national and international legislation to impose their blasphemy laws[1] upon us[2] so as to prevent or punish exposure of their execrable doctrines which inculcate hatred [3], incite violence[4] and sanctify & mandate[5] genocidal[6], terroristic[7] {9:120}[8] conquest; the intent of which legislative campaign is to render us defenseless;

Now, therefore, the undersigned Kufar & Harbi do declare, swear and demonstrate proof from the ample testimony of Allah and his Messenger that Islam is and will always be in egregious violation of the recognized rights of free men and must therefore be condemned and proscribed.

Since Muslims are promised eternity in a celestial bordello[9] for participating in Jihad and threatened with eternal damnation if they refuse, it is impossible that free men can live in peace and security while Islam exists upon the face of the earth. We therefore pray for injunctive relief: proscription of the practice and propagation of Islam. Islam is not a religion protected by the umbra of the First Amendment's free exercise clause, it is a way of life: predation upon the human race; a continuing criminal enterprise: a war crime.

Exhibits of evidence including quotes from and links to applicable international human rights covenants and Islam's canonical texts is included in this 30kb pdf file which signers are exhorted to download, read, embed in their blogs and use as an email attachment:

Click here to sign the petition.


Islamic Propoganda and Pressure Will Never Stop


As much as the more enthusiastic counterjihadists might like to "nuke" Muslims off the face of the earth, that's not really a solution. Banning Islam isn't really a possible solution either. And yet orthodox Muslims — the true believers — will always be there, following the example of Muhammad, pressing for concessions, relentlessly pushing all other cultures to yield to Islamic standards.

The only answer is an educated non-Muslim population, so we become immune to the con-job. If enough non-Muslims understand about taqiyya, the principle of pretext, and most of all, that Islamic doctrine is fundamentally hostile to non-Muslims and non-Muslim ways of life, their unending efforts to make the world yield will accomplish nothing.

We are globally in a similar situation as the passengers and crew on Flight 93. Collectively we have little information about the real intent of the Muslims, but some of us are actively trying to find out, and as we piece it together and pass it along to our fellow travelers, our collective determination to stop it from going any farther is beginning to grow.

The smallpox virus was not wiped out. Individual people were made immune to it. For an ideological virus, knowledge is the vaccination. If you are willing to fight this ideological battle on the "front lines," you will have to engage in persuasion.

I know people don't want to hear it. I know that makes you feel frustrated and angry, and sometimes exasperated. And I know you've discovered that these feelings only make it harder to reach people. You want to write them all off as idiots and give up. But your own personal sense of integrity won't let you do that. You're between a rock and a hard place. What are you going to do? What are you made of? Do you have what it takes to pour your frustration and determination into becoming skilled at winning people to our side? For all our sakes, I hope you do.


A Manual For Citizen Warriors


We have published a handbook for citizen warriors entitled, Getting Through: How to Talk to Non-Muslims About the Disturbing Nature of Islam.

The book has a section on different ways to approach conversations about Islam, and another section on how to educate people in other ways besides arguing. The book includes Answers to Objections and The Terrifying Brilliance of Islam in their entirety.

Our mission is to make it universally understood that Islam is not a religion of peace, and that core Islamic doctrine outlines a clear political goal: The global application of Sharia law.

This mission is much harder than many of us expected. Our new manual should make our task easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Click here to get the book on Amazon.

We would love to hear from you about anything that you think might make the book more helpful (suggestions for the next revised edition, in other words).


Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It

While it's true that helping women gain rights around the world will weaken orthodox Islam, and stripping oil of its strategic status will weaken the Wahhabi movement, we still need to educate our fellow citizens about the principles of Islam and its prime directive because neither of those first two tasks will stop the stealth jihad. Only an educated population can do that.

If you are not very good at persuading people and don't want to get any better at it, then go ahead and focus on women's rights and fuel competition. But if you're willing to educate people about Islam, I have a mission for you: Get someone who you feel is close to understanding Islam to sign up for Citizen Warrior's email updates (or Political Islam's or ACT! for America's or whoever you think would help educate your friend). Make it your mission to convince the person to sign up for someone's email updates.

We need to bring more people into the fold. Preaching to the choir is not getting it done. We need to expand our reach. We need to make the effort to awaken our fellow non-Muslims. I know this is difficult sometimes, but if you're willing to get better at it, the task will get easier. But whether it is easy or hard, it is our most urgent imperative.


As Women Rise, Orthodox Islam Diminishes


We want you to watch the film, Half the Sky. It shows very clearly that when you change the way women are treated in a society, the entire cultural norm — what is acceptable — changes.

In the film you'll see a town where not even the cops do much about rape. Out of thousands of reported rapes, they had only achieved one conviction. The cultural beliefs of the people in that community prevented any effective protection of women. Without safety, they lived without freedom. But through education, public pressure and enforcing laws, the perception, the worldview of the community changes.

By focusing on helping girls, the society improves. As Sheryl WuDunn says in the film, "You educate a girl, and she can change the world around her." This is not a mere opinion. It has been proven in the world.

We can focus on rights for girls and women and never even mention the word "Islam," and the orthodox Islamic ideology will be undermined anyway, and marginalized, and seen for the backward, outdated belief system it is. We don't really need to "defeat" Islam; we only need to weaken it enough that better ways of living can assert themselves and take hold.

It is emotionally uplifting to strive for women's rights. Working toward something is more optimistic than working against something. You're fixing something already broken rather than keeping your attention fixed on a frightening future. It's easier to talk to others about too.

Please watch the video and share it with everyone you know.
Read more:
Why Girls Are the Key
Why We Will Win


The Point Where This Conflict Will Be Won Or Lost


Orthodox Muslims continually put the free world in one double bind after another. In psychology, a double bind is "a situation in which a person is given conflicting cues...such that to obey one cue is to disobey the other." It is a "no win" situation, "an emotionally distressing dilemma in communication in which an individual (or group) receives two or more conflicting messages, in which one message negates the other. This creates a situation in which a successful response to one message results in a failed response to the other (and vice versa), so that the person will be automatically wrong regardless of response."

"Double binds are often utilized as a form of control without open coercion — the use of confusion makes them difficult to respond to or resist."

The key to Islam's ability to affect the free world is their use of double binds (read more about that). Right now, Islamic hackers are interfering with the Bank of America, JP Morgan, and Wells Fargo, demanding that YouTube pulls the video trailer for the movie, Innocence of Muslims.

It is a double bind. The free world can either give up a little freedom of speech, or the economy may suffer. Damned if we do, damned if we don't. The recent rioting was another double bind: Either curb free speech or innocent people will die. It almost worked. White House officials asked Google to pull the video trailer from YouTube (Google refused) and many people would agree — this simple removal could potentially save lives in the short run.

Orthodox Muslims are involved in many projects, from altering American textbooks to supporting suicide bombers. But freedom of speech is where the conflict between Islam and the free world will be won or lost. If we lose free speech, we're done. Every encroachment, every concession, every accommodation they want to wrest from the free world will be easy once we can no longer communicate critically about Islam.

Free speech is the battleground where the future will be decided. And this is not a theoretical issue. Impeding free speech has already been successfully accomplished many times with Islamic violence. When these cartoons were published in a Danish newspaper (the Jyllands-Posten), for example, the ensuing riots resulted in the deaths of 187 people. What happened to free speech? Bruce Bawer wrote:

Not a single newspaper in Britain reprinted the cartoons. And both the Swedish and Norwegian governments provided textbook cases of cowering dhimmitude. But none of that was really a surprise. What did surprise, and disappoint, me was the American political and media establishment. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush condemned the Jyllands-Posten cartoons out of hand. The State Department denounced them too, and only reversed itself after getting an earful from the Danish government, one of its few allies in Iraq. In the entire United States of America, exactly one major newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, reprinted the cartoons. And while the major broadcast networks, as well as CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, reported extensively on the cartoon riots, none of them ever showed the cartoons at all.

This means that by putting the free world into a double bind, Islam successfully created an accommodation to Islamic standards. To that small degree, Islamic law was established in the Western world. The West's proud tradition of free speech yielded to Islam. Why? We are vulnerable to double binds, and orthodox Muslims are exploiting that fact. Why are we vulnerable? Our collective feeling of guilt is our Achilles' heel. We must each resolve this in ourselves and then help our fellow non-Muslims resolve it, and we had better do it quickly.


Why We Are Afraid: A 1400-Year Secret


The following was written by Bill Warner:

There are two critical questions for our age:

1. What is the true nature of Islam?

2. Why are we afraid to know about it?

My books have answered the first question and now my new talk answers the second question.

A few months ago a man videoed two talks that I gave in Chattanooga, TN. When he asked if he could post them on You Tube, I said sure and thought that no one would watch a 45-minute talk. Wrong! In two weeks time about 51,000 people have watched the entire talk. Now it is being subtitled in German, French, and Spanish. Who knew?

This talk ties together the rise of Islam, the annihilation of classical civilization, the Dark Ages, the Islamic Golden Age, the doctrine of jihad and the psychology of the Western mind as analogous to the abused wife, all based on two large sets of data. The idea is the result of 10 years of research and it took 6 months to prepare the content and the graphics.

For your viewing pleasure:

Why We Are Afraid


A Rational Study of Radical Islam


Christianity Face to Face With Islam


A friend of mine sent me a small book entitled Christianity Face to Face With Islam. She knows I'm not a Christian, but she thought I would find it worth reading, and she was right. It gives an excellent overview of Islamic history and its impact on the Christian world. It was written by Robert Louis Wilken, professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia. The little book is an essay adapted from his 2008 Erasmus Lecture,

I thought Wilken was extremely charitable toward Islam, but that might make his message penetrate better with people who are skeptical of the idea that Islam is not a religion of peace. Wilken was generous toward Islam where he could be, which gives extra heft to his warnings and criticisms when he makes them.

So I thought I would recommend this book to you so you can share it with your skeptical Christian friends. Even though I have a hard copy in my hands, I cannot find any place online to buy the book. If you can find an outlet that sells the book online, please send the link to me by clicking here. Thank you.

But in the meantime you can find the article online here. The history of Islam's impact on Christianity is a good demonstration of Bill Warner's principle of Islam's annihilation of civilizations. A few quotes from Wilkin's book might whet your appetite:

By the year 750, a hundred years after the conquest of Jerusalem, at least 50 percent of the world's Christians found themselves under Muslim hegemony. In some regions, most notably North Africa, Christianity went into precipitous decline. At the time of the Arab conquest there were more than three hundred bishops in the area, but by the tenth century Pope Benedict VII could not find three bishops to consecrate a new bishop. Today there is no indigenous Christianity in the region, no communities of Christians whose history can be traced to antiquity. Though originally conquered by the sword, most of the subject peoples eventually embraced the religion of their conquerors. By a gradual process of soft coercion, Islam was able to gain the loyalty and kindle the affections of those who were subjugated and make them part of the Muslim umma — no small accomplishment.
In greater Syria — including the Holy Land, Egypt, and Iraq — the rights and privileges of Christians were limited by their legal status as dhimmis: members of a restricted and inferior minority subject to an onerous tax...
In the eleventh century, the population of Asia Minor was almost wholly Christian. By the sixteenth century, Muslims constituted 92 percent of the population. During those centuries, the Church lost most of its property, its ecclesiastical structures were dismantled, and its bishops prohibited from caring for their dioceses. At the beginning of the period, there were four hundred bishops; by the end, 97 percent had been eliminated. Because there was no centralized state, only petty rulers, a dhimmi system was never put fully into place. As Muslim institutions flourished, the Christian population fled, and the disoriented and dispirited who remained gradually adopted the religion of their masters. Today there are only tiny remnants of ancient Christian communities in Turkey...
To state the obvious: Most of the territories that were Christian in the year 700 are now Muslim. Nothing similar has happened to Islam. Christianity seems like a rain shower that soaks the earth and then moves on, whereas Islam appears more like a great lake that constantly overflows its banks to inundate new territory. When Islam arrives, it comes to stay — unless displaced by force, as it was in Spain...
Of even greater significance is the growth and establishment of Islam in southeast Asia, in the archipelago between the Bay of Bengal and the China Sea. From India, Islam spread along trade routes into the region and, by the sixteenth century, Muslims had become the dominant religion in what is today Malaysia and Indonesia. Here Islam made its way not by military conquest but peaceably, through the gradual conversion of people who had contact with Muslim traders and through the quiet labors of itinerant Sufi preachers. With Muslim growth came Muslim culture and law and, eventually, Muslim rule. 
In a way that is not true of Christianity, Islam is territorial. One of Islam's most enduring innovations was that religious law became also the law of the body politic. Shari'a is more encompassing than the Church's canon law, and historically its authority depended on a community with territorial boundaries and political jurisdiction.


Interviews Through the Weekend


The World Truth Summit interviews are underway this week. Monday, Elsa Schieder interviewed Mark Durie. It was excellent. Wednesday night she interviewed Bill Warner, which I haven't heard yet, but I'm sure it was great.

These are personal interviews rather than talking about Islam itself. How did these counterjihadists end up doing this work? What led them to reject the politically correct view of Islam? What has it been like for them? What is their personal background?

Elsa will keep all five of this week's interviews available until this Sunday, September 23rd.

An interview with Pamela Geller is tonight (Thursday). Here's how to listen: First go to this link and register (you'll see the registration form in the top right sidebar):

Home Page of World Truth Summit

Then go to the link below to listen to all the interviews Elsa has done so far:



Had Enough of the Apologies?


The following is ACT! for America's latest email alert. Please sign the petition and get others you know to sign it:

U.S. embassy in Cairo
Since our Egyptian and Libyan embassies were attacked we’ve seen a steady stream of statements from the Obama administration and some in Congress who blame an obscure 14 minute film for the outbreak of the violence.

This is as dangerous as it is misguided. It emboldens radical Muslims across the world and ensures that every time they feel they have a grievance they have a right to engage in attacks like these.

More apologies and more appeasement equals more violence. Plain and simple.

If you’ve had enough of this public relations campaign of apology and appeasement, please add your name to our new petition, which we will deliver to the White House and leaders of Congress.

The text of the petition is below. VISIT HERE to add your name, or click on the image above. Then FORWARD this to everyone you know!

Let your voice be heard today!!

Here's what the petition says:

We’ve Had Enough!!

Since the unjustified assaults on the U.S. embassies in Cairo and Libya, many in the Obama administration, the Congress, the media, and academia, have apologized, blamed or insinuated that a satirical film about Mohammed was the catalyst for all the violence.

We, the undersigned, know better—and we’ve had enough.

We’ve had enough of the Obama administration’s efforts to placate Islamist mobs motivated by ideology, or hatred of America, or just plain thuggery, with its repeated references to this obscure film that prior to September 11, 2012, no one had ever heard of.

We’ve had enough of the Obama administration and some Members of Congress insinuating or even implying that the violence against our embassies would not have occurred had it not been for this “offense” against Islam.

We’ve had enough of those who say a single blog post about an obscure film satirizing Islam is somehow responsible for the violence and anger raging throughout the Muslim world.

We’ve had enough of political leaders who cower in the face of the intimidation and bullying tactics of radical Muslims around the world who can never be appeased enough or accommodated enough.

We’ve had enough of the “establishment media’s” double standard, who defend satirical films and art that offend Christians and Jews as “free speech,” but condemn satire that offends Muslims as “hate speech.”

We’ve had enough of American politicians who fail to see or refuse to see the clear and present threat the Muslim Brotherhood poses to the United States.

We’ve had enough of the message of weakness coming out of Washington when what is required now is a defense of America, a defense of our values, strength, courage and resolve.

We are the silent majority in America.

We don’t riot when offended. We don’t storm embassies, kill ambassadors, or torch government buildings.

And we know that we’ve been here once before.

In 1979, we said “enough” to an economy in shambles, skyrocketing gas prices, and a president whose weakness emboldened Iranian radicals to hold Americans hostage for 444 days.

On November 6th, we will again say “enough,” just as patriotic and responsible Americans have said “enough” in the past.

We will VOTE.


Why Use Petitions?

It may be even more important to get others to sign petitions than it is to sign one yourself, although you should do it too.

Getting someone to sign a petition is a small thing, but it calls forth the principle of commitment and consistency.

And when the number of signers is large, it calls forth the principle of social proof.

Signing a petition is a relatively small and easy thing to do, but it sometimes makes a statement to our representatives that they notice, and it causes a change in the mind of the signer, making her or him feel more committed to the cause.


An Interview with Bill Warner This Monday


Elsa Schieder will be interviewing Bill Warner in the first of her teleseminar series. Here's what Bill says about it:

Bill Warner
When Elsa contacted me to do an interview I was surprised that she did not want to talk about political Islam, but instead about my personal life. I was not too agreeable about that topic, since I had never used the first person in my work. As a scientist I try to stay with the facts of Islam and do not even talk about Muslims.

She told me that she was going to interview about 20 people who are in the fight against the rise of power of political Sharia. She then played her trump card by saying that I may try to avoid publicity, but it would help the cause.

Long story short — I did the interview.

Elsa Schieder has put together a teleseminar series on:

Personal Journeys Toward Difficult Truths:
Understanding Islam, Understanding the West

The interview with me is one of 20 being presented in the teleseminar series, which starts on September 17 at 8 PM. Five interviews will be presented that week. There will be 5 more in each of October, November and December.

Here is the link to register (no cost):

You can also hear the personal journeys of Mark Durie, Pam Geller, Raheel Raza, Robert Spencer and more.


Why We Will Win


Eleven years after 9/11, orthodox Islam is still on the rise all over the world, but so is freedom. The two worldviews are increasingly coming into conflict. But the free world will ultimately win because we have a built-in advantage: The power of women. Orthodox Islam keeps women down. Women are the key in more ways than you might expect.

Research has shown that corporations with women on their boards are more successful. Considerably more successful. In a summary of a recent study, April Sweazy wrote:

Despite a rough economic period, Fortune 500 companies with three or more women in board positions created a competitive advantage over companies with no women on their boards in the following three areas:
  • Return on Sales: 84% advantage
  • Return on Invested Capital: 60% advantage
  • Return on Equity: 46% advantage
This study was conducted on financial results of 524 public companies, which demonstrated a sustained commitment to women in leadership, as measured by the presence of women on their boards for four of the five years analyzed. Previous studies in the series have also found a connection between gender diversity on corporate boards and financial performance. 

Bloomberg Business Week reported: "Shares of companies with a market capitalization of more than $10 billion and with women board members outperformed comparable businesses with all-male boards by 26 percent worldwide over a period of six years, according to a report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, created in 2008 to analyze trends expected to affect global markets." An interesting side note here is that in another study, it was found that companies with three or more women on their boards donated — are you ready for this — twenty-eight times more than companies without women on their boards!

What is true of companies is also true of countries. Countries have more of everything when their women have more rights. Look at the countries in the world with the strongest middle class and greatest degree of freedom of expression. They all have one thing in common: Women have higher status and more rights in those countries. And look at the countries with the weakest middle class and the most censorship. Women have the lowest status and fewer rights in those countries.

Countries and companies are better off when men and women can work together. And because of our greater degree of women's rights, the free world has twice as much potential brain power as the world of submission. And it's more than that. We have women and men working together, and all they have is men. They are at a great disadvantage in creativity, perspective, mutual support, and pure intelligence. In The New York Times, Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas D. Kristof wrote:

Bill Gates recalls once being invited to speak in Saudi Arabia and finding himself facing a segregated audience. Four-fifths of the listeners were men, on the left. The remaining one-fifth were women, all covered in black cloaks and veils, on the right. A partition separated the two groups. Toward the end, in the question-and-answer session, a member of the audience noted that Saudi Arabia aimed to be one of the Top 10 countries in the world in technology by 2010 and asked if that was realistic. “Well, if you’re not fully utilizing half the talent in the country,” Gates said, “you’re not going to get too close to the Top 10.” The small group on the right erupted in wild cheering.

Historically, we have seen a steady, unrelenting increase in women's rights around the world. This will not stop. Why? Because it is a self-evident truth that women are human beings who deserve the same rights and privileges as any other human being.

To help freedom grow and to help orthodox Islam die out, we should focus on empowering women and girls throughout the world. Help women gain an equal voice everywhere on earth. The stronger women become, the weaker orthodox Islam becomes. The effort to enfranchise and give power to women directly neutralizes and nullifies orthodox Islam. Go to the Girl Effect website and get involved. Recruit your friends and family into the cause. This is a purpose we can all get behind. Join the Girl Effect on FaceBook to get updates.

Read more about how helping girls can save the world in the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

In our quest to spread women's rights around the world, we will utterly undermine orthodox Islam, weakening, out-dating and marginalizing it, until it no longer presents a threat to the march of freedom. We will win because free women and free men can accomplish more than dominant men who force their women to submit.

Read more:
Why Girls Are the Key
Conversation Pieces
Bulletin of the Oppression of Women


Islam is Encroaching on Japan?


We've got several petitions to stop Muslim immigration to various countries. See them here. But a reader and active counterjihadist sent the following email asking for a petition for Japan, which we have since created. He is a scientist who travels extensively and speaks many languages:

A tiny seed grows into a mighty oak; a rotten seed grows into a giant Demon of Islam. Currently in Japan there are Islamic groups. There are native Japanese who have reverted (lol) to Islam (you see, the Islamists start with the premise that everyone is Muslim and that they have strayed away and that they are really not converts but about the gall of supremacism).

It is happening in other places too. Some of the local Islamist goons are passing out cards to unsuspecting naive Hispanics inviting them to revert to Islam, the cards bear the picture of the Sphinx and pyramid of Egypt, as if Islam has anything to do with those ancient mysteries, built by an antediluvian advanced civilization and another humanity before ours. In fact it was a fanatical Islamic ruler in Egypt who tried to deface the face of the Sphinx, leaving us with the quintessential scarring on the enigmatic face of the Sphinx!

Sorry, I digress, but back to Japan...the native converted Japanese are of a particularly aggressive strain, they see in Islam a facsimile of the Bushido, the samurai blind obedience essence which somehow appeals to the tribal instinct of this genre of Japanese youths. IMHO, I think these Islamized Japanese pose a danger in that they may succeed in starting a sort of wildfire conversion rage among the disenchanted or disaffected Japanese population. Japan is a rather tribal society behind all that facade of modernity, Shinto and Buddhism will still prevail, but as some sociologist once said, you only need a small % ..2 or 3 % ? of a society who are aggressive and determined to change the the society either into something good or something evil. In pre-Hitler Germany, many Germans were scoffing at the nationalistische arbeiterspartei and thought Hitler was a kook, but once the determined Nazis seized power the rest of Germany had to follow the pied piper, if not just to survive!

Islam is a global threat period. Currently though not on the radar, there is much Islamic activity in South America, what with years of unfettered Islamic immigration into those countries coupled with corrupt governments and sometimes grinding poverty and disenchantment with Catholicism, etc. That continent is just ripe for the Jihadists' picking. Lately a Muslim managed to fannagle his way into becoming the president of Belize, there was a mighty influx of Muslim immigration, etc. into that country. Brazil is another hotbed for Jihadist organizations, and of course Venezuela's idiotic Hugo Chavez is flirting with the fascist Iranians and other unsavory Islamist groups.

Wherever muslims immigrate they carry the seed of destruction with them. Our extremely idiotic and ignorant news media like Newsweek were showcasing this wonderful refugee from Iraq who settled into an Oregon small town community, which soon attracted more Iraqi refugees who then of course have to have the locals help them build a mosque (gasp!) and that wonderful Mr. refugee who had just escaped hell under Islam in Iraq is now suddenly organizing a Muslim organization and is serving as the new mosques' Imam.

.Okay, I would like to ask the question, if he is the Imam and is practicing Islam, is he beholden to the laws and commandments of Islam or to the laws and regulations of his new found host country /adopted country, the USA? Islam is unlike other can't just render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and render unto God what is due God (like in Christianity), or Hindus who practice their spirituality and divorce their spiritual activities from politics and secular laws...they don't subscribe to the laws of Manu! In other words, since Islam is a political religion and if he is the Imam of his new mosque, then unless he is practicing a new strain of Islam, I don't know how in the hell he can reconcile the seditious tenets of his religion with the democratic and secular laws of his new found country? Anyone care to comment on this? This is being repeated countless times all over the heartlands of America, and one of the culprits are the liberal churches who are organizing the importation of all these Islamist refugees into this country and creating more and more potential jihadist hotspots all in the heartlands of America!

Are we stupid or what?


A Forum For Counterjihadists


Someone has graciously created a discussion forum for people who have accepted the challenge to inform their fellow non-Muslims about the disturbing nature of Islamic doctrine. You can find the forum here:

Talk About Islam Among Non-Muslims

Please feel free to join the conversation. And our thanks to the volunteer who created it.


Update on Imran Firasat

Awhile ago, we published a letter by Imran Firasat, an ex-Muslim from Spain. He just wrote us another letter:

Dear Citizen Warrior,

A very good day to you. This is Imran Firasat from Spain. On 17th of August there was news published on your courageous site with the title “UK Muslims Call for a Political Jihad Against Imran Firasat”. That news was an example of how intolerant, violent and aggressive Muslims have become by following Muhammad´s falsely created full-of-blood religion.

Today I come back to you with some latest movements related to the same matter. After I got the political Jihad threat from the Islamic group “Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK” based in United Kingdom, I had two options: Give up on my war against Islam or respond back more strongly to those Muslims in order to make them realize that we ex-Muslims are better people than they are, not cowards, and are capable of attacking back those who hurt us unnecessarily.

Today I had an appointment with the diplomats of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Madrid, Spain. I have formally lodged an official complaint in the British Embassy against “Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK” which will be forwarded to the British police and all the relevant agencies of UK. I have explained to the UK authorities that how this Muslim group based in UK is fomenting hate speech, provoking the Muslims for fighting in the name of religion and spreading jihad messages into the society.

Through my complaint, I have asked the British authorities to declare this group a terrorist organization and ban it immediately as its acts should be considered serious crimes under the European and UK´s anti-terrorism law. The British diplomats have promised me that they are going to have a serious look at this complaint and the necessary actions will be taken as soon as possible. On the other hand the Spanish police are also studying this case and if they find this Islamic group guilty of committing crimes of hate speech and spreading terrorism in Europe, then this group will be declared a terrorist organization under the Spanish law, and its representatives will never be allowed to enter in the Spanish territory.

The intention behind submitting this complaint to the UK authorities is to respond back to the violent Muslims and leave a message to them that it is not anymore 2001. We are in 2012, much stronger, united and have woken up against the Islamic illusion and injustice. We are not going to tolerate any more their threats or violent acts. We will fight back but never in a violent way like them, in contrary we´ll adopt the legal measures, because we believe in law and order. They attack on us, we will kick them back. We are not cowardly, poor and illiterate people. We are modern, highly-educated, peace-loving and brave people who will take this fight until end in order to expose Muhammad and Islam´s false doctrine to the world. We are not afraid of Islamic violence anymore. We are desperate to free this world from Islam.

With this message I attach the scanning of a copy of the documents submitted to the British officials in Madrid, stamped by them as acknowledgement of receiving my complaint.

Thank you very much.

Imran Firasat (A proud ex-Muslim)
(Madrid – Spain)


Counterjihad Economic Boycott


I received the following email from a reader in India. I thought he had some good ideas. What do you think? Here's what he wrote:

I am a Hindu from India. I like your site. And I strongly support your valiant efforts. Since you are in business in fighting with Islam, I would share my opinions. Here in India, I use economic ways of countering Islam. I make sure that I never buy from Muslim-owned shop. First I check the name of the shop. Next I check the owner, and check some signs on his person which might tell that he is a Muslim. It's not very difficult to do these things as Muslims make sure that everybody around them sees that they are Muslim.

So I am practicing economic counterjihad. The good thing is that this is one of the sane and non-violent ways of opposing Islam. If I attack a Muslim personally, I will be in trouble. But by refusing to buy from Muslim-owned businesses, I take the economic oxygen out of Islam.

When I was checking your site, I did not find any such initiative discussed. For Westerners, this is one of the very effective ways of "applied counterjihad." For example, in London, UK, most of the "Indian" restaurants are in fact owned by Bangladeshi Muslims. So maybe someone can find out which ones are actually owned by Muslims by visiting these places for lunch/dinner and casually talking to the owner/waiter. And once this intelligence gathering is done, the list of these restaurants can be published on counterjihad websites and you can appeal to other Westerners to boycott such places.

Counterjihad involves many different strategies. You should include this economic strategy among the tools available to counterjihadists. This is also a peaceful way which can be practiced individually.

When I share my opinions on some Hindu forums, I get ridicule. But there are also some Hindus who got convinced and are practicing this.

I asked him if I could publish his email on Citizen Warrior, and he said yes but asked me not to use his real name. Then he wrote:

I have a desire to start a blog like yours from the Indian perspective. But I am a bit scared. There is lot of dhimmitude in India. Politicians and general population suck up to Muslims. So if some Muslim complains about my blog, there is a strong possibility of police tracking the user of the blog, thats me. This has happened in India before. So it would be great if you can publish my ideas on your blog. Your blog is great and you seem to have lot of knowledge on these issues unlike many Westerners. But I am just wondering how come you didn't think my idea before. Economic counterjihad is one of the simplest things one can practice.

I also have some other ideas, like counterjihad using animations about Mohammed. Making fun of Mohammed using animations. I have seen many Mohammed cartoons, but hardly any animations. These animations could be about Mohammed and general cultural atmosphere in his time. In islamic culture, some particular things are taboo. For example, pigs and dogs are considered dirty. So the creators of such animations should explore such haram topics in Islam. With many open source tools available these days, some counterjihadist artists can easily create such animations. When these animations go viral on the net, they will create a great psychological impact.

Criticizing Islam in rational manner is okay. That's important too. But counterjihadists need to use the good cop/bad cop routine with Muslims. Muslims don't play fair. They practice taqiyya. Counterjihadists need to reply in kind. We can  have both a rational critique of islam, and dirty tricks like these animations and the economic boycott I talked about.

We need to attack Islam from many different directions. You can explore these ideas further on your blog. Don't need to give any credit to me. Publish them as yours. Fighting Islam is more important.  

Also I liked your blog post on fighting stress. I used to feel too stressful thinking about Muslims. It was affecting me psychologically. Then I started doing lot of physical exercise. That helped me fight the stress. We need to be strong physically and mentally to fight Islam. Its a long battle.


Islam's War Against Buddhism


The following was written by Dhammajarat and originally published in FrontPage Magazine here.

Courtyard at the Maha Bodhi Tree
“Allahu Akbar!” The tinny P.A. system tore asunder the pre-dawn peace and quiet.

I was jolted in my mind, almost like experiencing a car wreck, suddenly and without any warning. This totally incongruous sound intruded upon and encompassed everything, causing even the birds to rustle in the darkness.

It was just after 4 a.m. I was seated underneath the holy Maha Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, in the state of Bihar in India. It was a few days past the full moon of May 2004, a few days past Veesak. This was my second visit to this unparalleled location, the site of the Lord Buddha’s attainment of full Enlightenment over 2,500 years ago. Now, towards the end of my 10 day stay, I had applied for and been granted the great honor of permission to spend the night within the Maha Bodhi compound.

My plan was to spend the entire night practicing seated meditation, walking meditation, and circumambulation of the great Maha Bodhi Stupa. The air was warm and my practice was going very well as I alternated between the three practices, as the hours passed.

The beautiful waning full moon light filtering through the glistening leaves of the Maha Bodhi Tree, the soft fluttering of the leaves, the serene quiet, took me back to that time long ago when the Buddha himself had sat very near this same exact spot.

Or so I thought...

The mussein’s call to prayer for the faithful of Islam, here in this most sacred location to all of Buddhism, ripped me back to modern reality. I was stunned! How could this be? Here in one of the most significant spots of Buddhism, loud speakers come on at four in the morning every day, to shock and intrude upon meditators and Buddhist practitioners using this spot for that which it has to offer in its most special way?

How could this be allowed? It is…

The Muslim call to prayer seemed to go on and on...20 minutes to a half-hour later, the scratchy recording thankfully ended and quiet returned.

My concentration was thoroughly blown. Instead of following my breath, I found myself looking at the great distraction and paradox I had just experienced.

I thought about Mecca!

Could any other religion intrude itself there in the holiest of places to Islam, as the tenets of Islam had so intruded itself here in the holiest place of Buddhism?

No way! I could imagine immediate death being visited upon anyone that would even try — that is, if they would be admitted anywhere close to the Muslims’ holy Kabah — let alone be allowed to set up a loud public address system that would broadcast the message of another religion across the courtyards of the Grand Mosque, or any other Moslem religious site. The hypocrisy was astounding.

After awhile, I ceased to be so shocked and began to calm down. I began to see that this was merely a continuation of a long and sad trespass against Buddhism perpetrated by the faith of Islam.

In my previous visits to India, I had visited every site that was specific to the actual life of the Lord Buddha. At every location the pattern was the same: Just the partial foundations remaining of what had once been great Stupas or elaborate religious universities of Buddhist learning and practice. Even the place of the Buddha’s birth had been destroyed and buried, with modern day excavations only now giving some restoration.

I had learned from guides on location, and then from further studies once I returned home, that these locations had all been laid to waste in the early Moslem invasions of India, starting in the 900’s by Turkic hordes issuing forth from what is now Afghanistan, and continuing for over a thousand years until the Mughal era. A prolonged and calculated assault, an assault designed to wipe an entire belief, an entire religion, off the face of the Earth. The long history of Islam, being spread by the sword and by fire, had left its indelible mark on these wonderful peaceful, harmless, legacy sites of Buddhism.

I learned how the monks and nuns and religious students were slaughtered without mercy and piled up and burned, and all terrified survivors were driven like dry leaves before a strong wind, out of the region of India entirely, wherever this Islamic wind blew.

I was told this is how Buddhism actually came to Tibet and Southeast Asia, by Buddhists fleeing for their lives! My faith had been rendered a refugee faith via the tender mercies of Islam.

I learned how Islam was particularly unkind and brutal to Buddhists, because to Moslems the Buddhist represented the most reprehensible type of human personality: the “atheist” holding no monotheistic God image as their object of worship and veneration. We were worse even than the far more numerous Hindus, with their vast pantheon of multiple gods. The Buddhists, to the Muslims, only worshipped the image of a man, and no God higher.

Apparently they did not bother to look into the philosophies of Buddhism any more deeply. That was enough for the sword to come down and the fire to be applied. And so they have over the centuries until today.

I remember, some years back, before the gripping situations that we face today had quite come in to focus for many of us, I followed the story of the great Buddhas of Bamiyan, in sad and war torn Afghanistan. The Russian war was over, and the rein of the Taliban was in full force, but they were not content to merely rule the people with an iron hand by the strictest applications of Sharia law. They had to physically erase the “infidel” past, as well.

I remember shedding tears as I saw the footage of those magnificent Buddhas, the tallest ancient statues in the world, being reduced to rubble by explosive charges and artillery shells. I remembered hearing on the news footage, that same cry of “Allahu Akbar!” — as the dust of Bamiyan settled to reveal the emptiness of the destruction. The same cry that destroyed my meditative absorption under the Bodhi Tree.

Now, I pray we never hear this call in this our home, America. Not until and unless Islam totally and completely reforms itself after over a thousand years of ravaging and sweeping all others before it.

I feel, through my direct experiences of it, that Islam has not changed its ways in the least. In fact it has become more aggressive now than at any time since its period of greatest expansion in the 900s to the 1200s. “Modern” Islam seeks to return humanity to those very same times – a revival of the dark ages of Islamic slaughter, mayhem, and pillage — all in the name of Allah.

We Buddhists must realize that we, and our cherished practices, would be swept away entirely and crushed utterly, should Islam ever gain ascendancy in this world in which we live. Islam is the only belief that propagates itself thus — by the sword.

And it is very patient.


Dhammajarat is the pen name of a Buddhist author.

Read an article about the difference between fundamentalist Buddhists and fundamentalist Muslims: Are All Fundamentalists Dangerous?


Why We Must Reach Out To People Who Are Against Us


WHEN YOU talk to people about basic, easily-validated information about Islam, more often than not you will get an argument. But the strange thing is the person will argue with you and yet clearly not know anything about Islam.

Why is this? What is happening? I mean, this doesn't exist for other things, does it? If the person doesn't know anything about how to fry chicken and you do, more often than not the person will listen to you politely and thank you for the information.

Why do you get such a different kind of response about Islam?

Because the person you're talking to has already gotten a great deal of "education" about Islam from mainstream media. Mainstream "news" organizations not only present themselves as unbiased, but they all agree with each other on Islam. I don't know if that's because the Islamic PR machine is so effective, or just because somehow the "anti-Islam" position has been associated with conservatives and most people in the mainstream media are liberals, or what. But the upshot is that the person you're talking to has heard everyone in authority that he listens to — NPR and PBS and NBC and CBS and ABC and even the last two presidents — all presenting an identical point of view. Namely, that Islam teaches peace and terrorists are just wackos who have mistakenly attributed their violence and political actions with Islam, but really it has nothing to do with Islam, and besides, most Muslims are peace-loving people, and they are a persecuted minority so not only should we not criticize them, but we should bend over backwards to make them feel welcome in this country because that's the kind of people we are.

When someone gets the same message from so many different sources, and only hears people with your point of view in little clips on mainstream news — clips long enough to make the person look like a madman, but short enough to give the commentator something to belittle — then they feel completely certain their point of view is right.

That's why he will argue with what you're saying about Islam, even though he actually knows nothing about Islam.

But we need to talk to these people. We need to reach them and influence them and convince them. I know it is hard work. I know it can be upsetting. But it needs to be done. If it isn't done by you, it probably won't get done at all with the people you know. And then all those people with that point of view are not only not on our side in this fight, they are actually unwittingly fighting on the side of the enemy (the orthodox Muslims who are working to achieve Islam's prime directive).

In the book, True Enough, the author points out something very interesting and illuminating for us in our struggle: Back in the day, there were only a few media outlets and they were all very similar. You'd see things you didn't agree with. So people might have been confident in their opinions, but you didn't see so much absolute certainty about "facts" that are just plain wrong. People don't argue as much about opinions now. They argue about facts. They each have totally different and completely opposing facts. As the author put it, we're living in a post-fact society.

The media has fractured into an overwhelming number of more specialized sources of information. People pay attention to what they're interested in. They watch what they like. So now they are getting much more selective exposure to information, and much less exposure to anything that disagrees with what they already think. People do the same thing with their friends. They tend to hang out the most with friends who agree with them. They talk about the most important issues most often with people who agree with them.

Someone who doesn't agree with your views on Islam has lots of apparent evidence that you are pathetically misguided, and that is one of the most maddening things about it — this attitude of condescension. You have read books and articles about Islam, studied it, learned all about it, you may be an expert on it, and someone who knows almost nothing about it is being condescending to you! Wow. It's enough to make you pop a vein.

But this is also a major reason why we must personally reach into their worldview and influence it, because normal exposure to their usual information sources will prevent any good information about Islam from ever reaching them.

We must overcome our anger and frustration and really connect to these people. This is our only hope. We need them on our side. When you bring just one person to your understanding of Islam, you are doing a double good: You're adding another soldier to our army and you are removing a soldier from their side at the same time.

Study the answers to objections. Participate in the new forum, Talk About Islam Among Non-Muslims, gaining and giving help and advice, and keep trying. Failure is not an option.


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