African Americans, Slavery, and Islam

Tuesday

Ramachandra B. Abhyankar got another of his "letters to the editor" printed in the May 27, 2012 Tribune Star (Terre Haute, Indiana).

http://tribstar.com/opinion/x1561293081/READERS-FORUM-May-27-2012

 Well done, Ramachandra! Here's the letter:

African Americans, slavery and Islam

Many African Americans in the United States have renounced Christianity and embraced Islam, in protest against the enslavement of their ancestors by white Christians in America when slavery was legal in America. This is ironic because Islam supports slavery. The enslavement of Africans under Islam is not only a historical fact, but is something that continues today, in some parts of Africa, and some Islamic countries, since Sharia (Islamic Law) supports slavery.

Historically, Islam has enslaved members of all races.

• The enslavement of Black Africans by Islam is described in the book “Islam's Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora” by Ronald Segal

• The enslavement of white Christians from Europe by Islam is described in the book “Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1550-1800” by Robert C. Davis

• The enslavement of Hindus by Islam is described in the book “Muslim slave system in Medieval India” by K.S. Lal

The enslavement of Jews in Islam started from the time of the Prophet of Islam. All unarmed adult male members (about 800 in number) of the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza, who had surrendered, were beheaded and their women and children were sold into slavery in Medina by Muslims in 627 A.D., in the presence of the Prophet of Islam. The Prophet of Islam made no attempt to stop these killings of unarmed Jewish men and the enslavement of the women and children of the Jews.

In fact, Islam has sustained slavery for 1,400 years, since Sharia (Islamic Law) supports slavery.

— Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
Terre Haute

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A Less Disturbing Way to Talk About the Disturbing Nature of Islam

Friday

Terrorism works. Islam is the bully of planet Earth. They say we must either join their gang or pay them money and if we don’t do what they say, they'll hurt us or even kill us. They mean business. Jihadists will commit suicide to terrorize the world into submission. Sharia law seeks to destroy our democracy and take away our freedom of speech and thought and religion. They mutilate the genitals of their little girls, kill their own wives and daughters to retain their “honor” and their women are second class, subordinated sex slaves. Sharia law says it’s okay for a man to have sex with girls as young as nine as long as he marries her first. They are taking over the world, infiltrating governments and the U.N., willing to die and kill for Allah, and they've been at it for 1400 years.

Okay, stop for a moment. How do you feel having read that? It’s upsetting for non-Muslims to hear about Islam. The information makes us angry because orthodox Islam is encroaching into our lives. This kind of information can make you feel afraid because you see what's happening in places like Europe and see the same thing beginning in the U.S. The facts can overwhelm people and leave them depressed and defeated and wanting to give up.

This is my point: When you tell someone a disturbing truth about Islam, you will make them feel bad. This is not good for your relationship. And if you’re not careful about how you share this information, you will harm the bonds you have with your family and friends. It happens all the time.

This is the real problem: People need to know what’s happening, but we can’t count on the media or the government to keep us informed — so we need to connect in other ways. We need our relationships. We need to be joined together to make strong organizations to battle the aggressive encroachment of orthodox Islam.

But talking about Islam is upsetting, so people avoid bringing it up, and when they do, it often leads to upsets. We end up arguing with each other or avoiding each other or lying to keep the peace. And all these ways of coping with the upset strain and drain your relationships. Islam drains your time and your relationships just because it is so terribly hard to discuss without getting upset.

But we need to keep talking about it. Everyone must know what is happening. So we keep trying to get through to them even though it keeps causing upsets. Sometimes people actually listen, but often it’s just too much for them and if you keep trying, they will stop talking to you altogether. When you're upset, you prevent the transfer of information.

Jihadis not only blow up buildings, but talking about jihad can cause your relationship to blow up. So what can you do?

First, don’t try to share the truth when you’re upset. It needs to be shared, but not while you feel bad. Nobody likes being around you when you’re upset. You need a change of attitude and a better strategy for sharing what you know. You can accomplish both with one thing: When you feel bad, do some good.

If you want to talk about Islam and share what you know, you first must get busy doing something about it. You can’t let yourself just absorb information. You can’t let yourself just watch orthodox Islam’s war on the free world unfold. If you don’t find something to do, the knowledge alone will destroy your happiness, your dreams, and your relationships.

You must become a citizen warrior and do something productive to fight for freedom. Why? Because only in taking an action will you grow strong. Only in doing something can you improve your mood. But it doesn't have to be a big thing. It doesn’t matter much how big of a step you take on. It only matters that you are moving forward.

Go to WhatYouCanDoAboutIslam.com and find something you can do. You could join ACT! for America or even start a chapter. You could get a conversion kit for your car so you can burn ethanol and stop sending money to OPEC and into the bank accounts of those who fund the global jihad. You could write one letter or send an email asking your members of Congress to co-sponsor the Open Fuel Standard and break oil’s monopoly over transportation. You could find out what your child’s textbooks say about Islam. It almost doesn’t matter what you decide to do. It only matters that you are taking action.

Taking action does two important things. First it makes you feel better. Action takes you out of the state of being a victim where this terrible thing is happening to you, and psychologically puts you into the state of being a cause, an initiator — acting upon rather than being acted upon.

This shift from victim to cause makes a big difference emotionally. Every time you're upset, find a small step you can take. It will bring relief. It will strengthen you. A terrible thing is happening in the world, but there are hundreds of ways to do something about it. You could support women’s rights. You could volunteer time to a leader who is fighting the good fight. Look around your world. Look at your family, your kids. What would you do to save the world for them?

The instant you begin, your attitude will shift. You are doing your part. You will feel satisfaction. You will feel good about yourself. Doing something about orthodox Islam's relentless encroachment will strengthen you and make you feel better.

But the second benefit of taking action is to give you a way to talk about Islam indirectly. Now you can tell people what you’re doing. People love to hear stories about what people are doing. They will turn toward you, not away from you. Then, as you tell them what you’re doing, you can tell them why you’re doing it.

For example: We bought a kit for our car that was pretty easy to install, making our car capable of burning E85. Now we’re trying to get more sources of ethanol here locally. When people want to know why we’re doing this, we tell them how OPEC controls the price of oil and one fourth of all gas dollars go to nations who hate freedom and repress and abuse women. And we don't want to lavish money on them any more.

When you share what you're doing, it is easy to talk about why you’re doing it. And you're sharing it as a story about what you are doing and why. This is a much easier conversation to have. Even if they don't agree with you (or even like what you’re doing) it makes for a much less upsetting interaction.

Then, make sure when you talk about Islam that you always couple information with possible actions they could take. Knowledge and action must go together.

So this is the easy way to talk to people about the disturbing nature of Islam: When the truth upsets you, take an action to do some good. When you do something good, share that with people and let them know why you’re doing it. When you tell them why, suggest ways they could help. Ask them to join you. Always nudge people toward taking action. Help them take a small step forward. If it makes them feel upset when they hear about the disturbing nature of Islam, encourage them to do a bit of good so they will feel better and, in turn, encourage them to share what they are doing and why they are doing it.

Hesiod wrote: "If thou shouldst lay up even a little upon a little, and shouldst do this often, soon would even this become great."

Summary:

  • Don’t share while you’re upset.
  • Take a small action to do some good and you will feel better.
  • Share what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
  • Encourage others to help you or join you. They can share with others and tell those people why they are doing what they’re doing and suggest ways those people could help.

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How To Get Past Someone's Multiculturalist Defenses

Thursday

WHEN YOU begin talking about Islam with a multiculturalist, you will immediately run headlong into a wall of resistance. But you can soften their defenses if you immediately make the following perfectly clear:

1. You are against racism, and if people understood more about Islam, it would prevent racism.

2. You are not criticizing Muslims, you are criticizing the political and religious doctrine of Islam.

3. Until your listener has read the Koran for herself, she really doesn't know what's going on. And if you have read the Koran, make it a point to mention that relevant fact.

Work these into the early part of your conversation and you will have a much more willing listener. Listen to me: Multiculturalists are the people we most need to reach. Please do not write them off. These are the people we are not reaching, and there are millions of them. They could be our allies, but their wall must be penetrated. Hammer those three points adamantly up front, and you may well find yourself with an open mind to talk to.

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You Must Accept My Religion

Friday

The following is the text of the newest flyer (read more about the flyer here).

I may have been dead for over 1000 years but I am still very much alive.

I told my people I was a prophet — in fact, not just any prophet but the last one. Posing as a prophet is really very simple. First and foremost you have to believe in yourself. Then people will start to believe in you. The more people who believe in you, the more others can be persuaded to believe in you. It snowballs. Today I still live through my followers and the rules I gave them to live by.

What is my religion? My religion is my ambition.

My ambition was to dominate all the peoples of the world and to have them all living by my rules. I wanted total obedience. I wanted to be praised and revered by everyone on earth. I was careful to cover my ambition in the cloak of religion so that my authority had the backing of the Almighty. Who would dare disobey me then?

The cloak of religion has served me very well. It has inspired my credulous followers to kill and be killed in the service of my ambition; it has allowed them to cast their bloodshed in the light of holiness.

My religion only demands one thing: TOTAL OBEDIENCE. Obey my rules and serve my ambition and you will be rewarded, in this life and the next.

My followers are busy working to enforce my rules across the whole world today. They call this their religion. They do this in all manner of ways: by persuading, persecuting, cajoling, threatening, soothing, confusing, bullying, terrorising, silencing, migrating, breeding — whatever it takes to spread my religion and ensure it becomes dominant.

The main purpose of my religion is to destroy all other religions.

“So what are your rules?” I hear you ask. Very well, here are my life or death rules:

1) If you reject my religion, then you must be fought — to the death.

2) If you leave my religion, you must be killed.

3) If you mock, insult, or work against my religion you must be killed.

4) If you die fighting for my religion you will go straight to paradise.

Remember that total obedience is the only measure of devotion to me. If you follow my rules without question you will be rewarded. Even when my rules demand cruelty or ferocity, you must obey. In fact, your willingness to do what you would rather not do is the best sign that you are obedient and thus truly devoted to my religion.

Everything you do must proclaim the same message: “Accept my religion or else!” This is my message and this is the message of my followers. Watch them carefully; they always bear the same message.

Today my ambition is enjoying remarkable success. Everywhere my followers go they simply have to say they must be allowed to do this or that because it is their religion and the unbelievers fall over themselves to allow it — even when it secretly disgusts them.

For all the technical wizardry of these modern unbelievers, I must say they are the greatest fools I have ever seen. Their biggest weakness is that they want peace. This makes them easy people to conquer. My followers just have to threaten disorder and the unbelievers find a sneaky way to concede defeat. The violence of my followers terrifies the unbelievers into paralysis and submission. There are a few among the unbelievers who have become alarmed but they are ignored or vilified.

In fact, when my followers murder some unbelievers due to some trivial insult, these foolish cowards come to them with grovelling apologies and promises to punish anyone else who offends my religion: my religion, which hangs over them like a death sentence! They truly are the most ridiculous people. I think they will sell their own children into slavery for the sake of a little more “peace”.

My soldiers only have to use words like “justice”, “liberation”, “freedom” and the unbelievers will send their armies to help them. But my followers have no intention of creating “liberty”, it’s against my religion. Nor do the unbelievers understand what I mean by “justice”. They are too lazy to find out!

I have nothing but contempt for these people. They are weak and cowardly and stupid.

These fools think that by tolerating my religion they are accepting it. This will do for now because it allows my followers to gather strength, but in the long run it will not suffice. To accept my religion is to obey my rules and just tolerating my religion is not obeying my rules. If they refuse to obey my rules, they are rejecting my religion and must be fought — to the death. That is rule number one.

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America's First Encounter With Jihad

The following is an excerpt from Richard Hobbs' new book, Death By a Thousand Cuts:

After declaring our independence from England, our merchant ships lost the protection of the Royal Navy. The Turkish Ottoman Empire had lost control of North Africa and Barbary Pirates seized our ships, enslaved our crews, and demanded tribute. Nearly a million white slaves had been taken over the years.

Our representatives in Europe at the time were John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. The Barbary Pirates became a serious concern and Adams and Jefferson met with the ambassador from the Bey of Algiers. Ambassador Abdul al-Rahman told them that Allah directed in the Qur'an that all unbelievers were sinners and, if they did not convert, they should be made slaves. Ever the scholar, Jefferson obtained a Qur'an to better understand the foe.

"The Muslims never called their naval raiders 'Barbary Pirates.' They called them 'ghazis,' sacred raiders...actually jihad by the army of Muhammad." - Bill Warner

The navy we had established during the War for Independence had been disbanded so we had no force to take on the pirates. We were paying large sums in tribute, eventually exceeding 10 percent of the country's budget and increasing. At that time we were developing our constitution since the Articles of Confederation had proven inadequate. One of the arguments for a strong federal government was that we needed a federal navy. The US Navy was formed in 1794.

When Thomas Jefferson became president, one of his early acts was to send the navy to deal with the Barbary Pirates.

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The Embedded Assumption that Islam is a Religion of Peace

Wednesday

In an article entitled A Rare Look at Secretive Brotherhood in America, the author said:

"Many Muslims believe that the Brotherhood is a noble international movement that supports the true teachings of Islam and unwaveringly defends Muslims who have come under attack around the world, from Chechens to Palestinians to Iraqis. But others view it as an extreme organization that breeds intolerance and militancy."

I had to read those two sentences again. The problem is, those are the same sentences. It's like someone writing, "Some people believe Mohammad was violent. But others think he merely tortured and killed people."

It's like, "What?"

Of course, the embedded assumption here is that the "true teachings of Islam" cannot possibly breed "intolerance and militancy." And yet the true teachings of Islam — if you mean by "true" the teachings written in the Koran and Hadith — breed exactly that: Intolerance toward non-Muslims (and Muslims insufficiently Islamic) and militancy.

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