Telling It Like It Is: Bosch Fawstin

Tuesday

We've posted an article by Bosch Fawstin, the graphic artist, on our sister site, Inquiry Into Islam. The article is entitled, My Name is Bosch and I’m a Recovered Muslim. It is a great article to share with friends and family. Ex-Muslims have a clarity and an authority that is hard for anyone to deny.

We posted it on Inquiry Into Islam because that website is designed to be shared with people unacquainted with Islamic doctrine and perhaps even resistant to accepting the hard facts about our predicament. The site is a gentle introduction to Islamic doctrine, full of basic facts presented interestingly and without an edge.

We hope you like the article and find someone to share it with. Here's how the article begins:

My name is Bosch and I’m a recovered Muslim.

That is, if Muslims don’t kill me for leaving Islam, which it requires them to do. That’s just one of the reasons I’ve been writing and drawing against Islam and its Jihad for a number of years now. But fortunately for us, Islam hasn’t been able to make every Muslim its slave, just as Nazism wasn’t able to turn every German into a Nazi. So there is Islam and there are Muslims. Muslims who take Islam seriously are at war with us and Muslims who don’t aren’t.

But that doesn’t mean we should consider these reluctant Muslims allies against Jihad. I’ve been around Muslims my entire life and most of them truly don’t care about Islam. The problem I have with many of these essentially non-Muslim Muslims, especially in the middle of this war being waged on us by their more consistent co-religionists, is that they give the enemy cover. They force us to play a game of Muslim Roulette since we can’t tell which Muslim is going to blow himself up until he does. And their indifference about the evil being committed in the name of their religion is a big reason why their reputation is where it is.

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The Story of Mohammed

Sunday

More people need to understand that the Muslims doing bad things in the name of Islam are not distorting Islamic texts, but are following them faithfully. Our fellow non-Muslims need to understand that the problem is not that some crazy people use Islamic texts to justify whatever they want to do. The problem is the ideology itself. Specifically, the problem is the Islamic texts themselves. The teachings are dangerous to non-Muslims.

One of the best ways to help people understand this is to talk about Mohammed. Since it says in the Koran 91 times that Muslims should follow Mohammed's example, understanding Mohammed is a quick and easy way to understand Islam. I'd like to introduce you to a great resource to help you help others learn about Mohammed. It's a book entitled, The Story of Mohammed by Harry Richardson. You can read the book online here for free. You can download a PDF of the book here. And you can buy the book for six dollars here so you can share it with your friends and family.

Why would a non-Muslim want to read the story of Mohammed? On Harry Richardson's blog, he gives this answer:

Mohammed’s story is the most incredible story never told. It is said that truth is stranger than fiction and honestly, NO ONE could have made this up. There are battles, murders, intrigues, rapes, assassinations, torture, intimidation, and much much more. Along the way Mohammed invented Jihad, the most effective system of conquest ever devised.

Mohammed’s life story is also the key which unlocks the complexities and confusion of the Islamic religion itself. By understanding his story we quickly gain a clear insight into Islam and the incredible importance this subject holds for our future.

This amazing book pulls no punches and brings the subject to life in a way which is both fascinating and informative. Rather than looking at Islam through a prism of Western (and by default, Christian) perspective, it examines the Islamic perspective itself.

In doing so it illuminates the contrast between Western and Islamic ethics and beliefs in plain and simple language which makes it a delight to read.

There are no apologies, no excuses and no pretending. This is not Islam as we want it to be, this is Islam as it really is.

You need to read this book now because in today’s world, this information is vital.

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Does the Sale of Halal Food Support Jihad?

Thursday

The following was written by Gary Henderson of the Infidel Defense Alliance:

It is astonishing how little the average American knows about Halal, the Muslim commanded process that demands that animals be slaughtered in accordance with Islamist dictates.

In fact, Halal certification charges to everyone in the food chain are an intended tax on infidels who shop at markets who offer halal foods. Infidels should inquire of their local market whether or not they are paying for Halal certification, and if so, find another place to buy their food. In this way we can force Muslims to finance their caliphate in their own stores.

We are already paying taxes for US Government inspections of our food processing facilities. Such oversight is done totally on our behalf, without any imposition of nefarious religious beliefs, and it is conducted for the express purpose of guaranteeing the purity of the food we consume.

Additional inspection processes are totally unnecessary, and their costs are an imposition on the buying public.

Grocery stores are charged halal certification fees and those charges are a cost of doing business, so those burdensome costs are reflected in price increases to non-Muslim customers.

One halal expert, a Muslim, predicts that worldwide profits realized by imposing these costs will eventually exceed one trillion dollars, most of which goes to supporting the violence-prone policies and jihad manipulations of radical Islam/Sharia.

The irony is that halal certification now extends far beyond food products and covers the sale of an incredible variety of non-food items, including cosmetics, household cleaning products, etc., and the array extends so far from food that it can rightfully be considered a "tax racket."

We should demand that the financing of Islam's horrific "religious" practices be borne by their own captive followers, not those infidels whom their caliphate intends to brutally imprison.

When you do your shopping, ask about Halal Certification. Demand that your store post their policies with regard to halal on the front door, in their meat department and several other conspicuous locations.

Watch this five minute video about halal food certification.

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Peaceful Muslims Seize French Territory Peacefully

Monday

On our recent article about WikiIslam, "Tranquil" left this interesting comment:

WikiIslam is excellent!

I want to mention a tactic that I believe is very useful in the fight against Islam. Time and time again I come up against the old "but what about the peaceful Muslims?" line.

I have found that one good way to defuse that is to point to France (with its 751 "ZUS zones" — the no-go areas that are very dangerous for non-Muslims).

These zones were set up by the so-called "non-violent" Muslims.

All they had to do was to move into an area in large numbers. Property values then drop (allowing even more of them to move in). The locals moved out and presto — a part of the country is conquered. No guns or bombs needed.

Heck, the French government even has the ZUS zones on its website! This PROVES that these zones — set up by the "non-violent Muslims" — are dangerous.

Two links about these zones:

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2006/11/the-751-no-go-zones-of-france

http://sig.ville.gouv.fr/Atlas/ZUS/

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Day of the Siege

Saturday

I was talking with two guys at work the other day as we were waiting around, and just to make conversation, I said, "Do you guys know who Charles the Hammer was?" Of course, neither of them did. So I said, "On this day back in 732, a significant historical event happened. For a hundred years after the death of Muhammad, Islamic warriors conquered most of North Africa, including what is now Libya, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, in a kind of non-stop jihad. Then they went north. They crossed the Straits of Gibraltar and began their eventual conquest of Spain. They plowed their way through Spain into what is now France, but were stopped by Charles Martel, also known as Charles the Hammer."

They thought that was interesting. Awhile later, we had another lull in the work and I said, "I've got another interesting factoid." I've noticed most people (most of the time) are interested in anything that relieves their boredom, as long as it's not too upsetting, so I had their willing attention.

"Nine hundred and fifty-one years after Charles the Hammer, Islamic forces had conquered Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, and Serbia and were massed at the gates of Vienna, Austria, with the intention of conquering Europe. The Austrians were vastly outnumbered, but the walls of the city were formidable. The bad news for the Austrians was that the army of the Ottoman empire knew how to besiege cities. They'd been doing it for centuries and they were good at it. So the Muslim warriors were well on their way to breaching the city walls when suddenly the king of Poland showed up at the head of an army, coming to the aid of their Christian brothers, and the Islamic forces were defeated. The Polish army saved the day! They saved Austria from becoming an Islamic country. They probably saved Europe."

My two workmates were listening intently and seemed to be enjoying themselves, so I kept on talking. "That was the high water mark of Islam's advance into the West. Get this: They were crushed at the gates of Vienna on September 11th, 1683. That's why Al Qaeda chose that date for the 9/11 attack."

Something happened and we had to get back to work, but I could tell these guys will think differently about ISIS and other recent events now that they heard that little history lesson. In fact, one of the reasons I think they were so intrigued is that recent events have awakened their curiosity about Islam. Most people know very little about it, which makes a lot of current events unnecessarily puzzling to them. People seem, more than ever, to want real information.

That was a few days ago. Tonight, I saw a movie about the attack on Vienna. It's called Day of the Siege. I recommend it (see the trailer here). It didn't have great visual effects, but the acting was good and it brought this important historical event to life. There was very little political correctness in the movie. It was honest and straightforward. Watch it with your friends, especially your Christian friends (because the story's main protagonist is a Christian monk and the movie felt like it was made by and for Christians). More people should know about basic Islamic history. It clarifies things and reduces confusion about events in the news. And it makes for a more informed voting public.

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Useful Resource: WikiIslam

Friday

We'd like to direct your attention to an excellent resource, in case you don't know about it already. WikiIslam.net is an online resource about Islam. If you've ever wondered what zakat is, or whether the principle of taqiyya is widespread (or only used by some Islamic sects), if you'd like to see a timeline of the major events in Mohammad's life or wonder what Islamic doctrine says about rape, WikiIslam is a great go-to resource, complete with references for further study and chapter and verse references from Islamic doctrine.

One of their resources is Citizen Warrior's own famous Answers to Objections series, organized nicely for ease of use. Check it out: Answers to Objections When Discussing Islam on WikiIslam.

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Can An Open Society Prevent a Persistent and Determined Islamic Encroachment?

Wednesday

The following is an excerpt from a book review of Serge Trifkovic's book, Defeating Jihad. The reviewer is Brian Mitchell. You can read the entire review here.

The excerpt addresses the problem of how an open society can ethically deal with the dilemma created by freedom of religion on the one hand, and laws against sedition on the other. Up until now those two laws have not created a problem. But with the immigration of Muslims into democracies, the dilemma has become obvious.

How will free societies protect themselves from overthrow, and yet remain free? Mitchell writes:

[Trivkovic] insists that Islam itself is “inherently seditious” but recommends action against only “Islamic activism,” defined as the political act of propagating, disseminating or otherwise supporting “Jihad”…, discrimination against Christians, Jews and other “infidels,” discrimination and violence against women and sexual minorities, anti-Jewish bigotry, sanction of slavery, etc.

Trifkovic knows, of course, that the Koran propagates all these things and that there can be no Islam without the Koran. His point seems to be that the Constitution empowers us to ban Islam because of its politics and not because of its religion. “We do not need new legal theories, or a different conception of the First Amendment,” he writes. “[W]e need an educational campaign.”

He might be right about the law. As Justice Jackson pointed out, the Constitution is not a suicide pact, and there is certainly no overestimating the willingness of American jurists, when provided enough political cover, to argue around inconvenient legal obstacles. It seems to me, however, that a paradigm shift sufficient to get us honestly out of our ideological box would require us to admit that the First Amendment’s Anti-Establishment Clause is a large part of the problem. Any schoolboy can see that, if some religions are inherently seditious, a constitution tolerating all religions invites its own overthrow.

Our educational campaign must therefore teach two truths: that Islam is seditious, and that the Founding Fathers were wrong. Teaching the former and not the latter will cause confusion and keep us thinking inside the box.

There is also the danger that the prosecution of “Islamic activism” alone, especially when clouded by the requirement of unrestricted religious freedom, will not protect us from “moderate” Muslims who disavow the seditious aspects of their religion only until they are too strong to oppose. Trifkovic indeed warns that moderates cannot be trusted because Muhammad’s doctrine of taqiyya sanctions dissembling for the sake of Allah. He also warns that nominal Muslims, when demoralized by Western culture, sometimes sincerely rediscover their own true faith — with violent consequences.

What is needed to strengthen this book’s recommendations for a practical response to Islam is a more thorough theoretical treatment of the problem of Popper’s Paradox, which says (in words too plain for Karl Popper himself) that even open societies, if they are to remain open to some, must remain closed to others.

What do you think?

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Making the Conversation Public: Sam Harris and Bill Maher Debate Ben Affleck About Orthodox Islam

Thursday

Check out the ten minute video below. It will probably remind you of many conversations you've had with your friends and family — the frustration, the drama, the intense exasperation felt by both sides — but it's so refreshing to see this discussion take place on mainstream television.

Bill Maher and Sam Harris insist that what they're criticizing are the IDEAS — the ideas in Islamic doctrine, and the people who uphold and express those ideas.

And, of course, Ben Affleck says it's racist. It's like criticizing all black people.

I thought Maher missed an opportunity. He could have said, "Are black people an IDEA? No. Do they all hold the same IDEOLOGY? No. You're talking about people and we're talking about ideas. We're criticizing an ideology, and that is a perfectly legitimate (and even necessary) thing to do in a free society."

We'd love to hear what YOU would say to Affleck. Please leave it as a comment below.

During this conversation when Michael Steele makes the point that there are, in fact, some very brave Muslims opposing the fundamentalists, I wanted to pipe up and say, "You're making my point FOR me! The reason you call them 'very brave' is that they risk their LIVES opposing the fundamentalist Muslims. A Buddhist who criticizes Buddhist fundamentalists does not risk his life in the same way. Why? Because the Islamic IDEOLOGY is dangerous to everyone except an Islamic fundamentalist."

How would YOU respond? Please leave your comment below. Let's help each other respond well in our conversations with friends and family when the same objections come up.



Read what Raymond Ibrahim has to say about this conversation: Ben Affleck: Portrait of Islam’s Clueless Apologetics. He had a great response to Affleck's comment, “We’ve killed more Muslims than they’ve killed us by an awful lot. We’ve invaded more countries than they’ve invaded us by an awful lot.”

Here's Ibrahim's reply:

Aside from essentially suggesting that “two wrongs make a right,” his assertions reflect an appalling acquaintance with true history — thanks of course to the ingrained lies emanating from academia, followed by Hollywood and the media.

Reality records a much different story. From its inception, Islam has been a religion hostile to all others. Jihad was its primary tool of expansion.

Consider: A mere decade after the birth of Islam in the seventh century, the jihad burst out of Arabia. Leaving aside all the thousands of miles of ancient lands and civilizations that were permanently conquered, today casually called the “Islamic world” — including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and parts of India and China — much of Europe was also, at one time or another, conquered by the sword of Islam.

Among other nations and territories that were attacked and/or came under Muslim domination are (to give them their modern names in no particular order): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Sicily, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Albania, Serbia, Armenia, Georgia, Crete, Cyprus, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Belarus, Malta, Sardinia, Moldova, Slovakia, and Montenegro.

In 846 Rome was sacked and the Vatican defiled by Muslim Arab raiders; some 600 years later, in 1453, Christendom’s other great basilica, Holy Wisdom (or Hagia Sophia) was conquered by Muslim Turks.

The few European regions that escaped direct Islamic occupation due to their northwest remoteness include Great Britain, Scandinavia, and Germany. That, of course, does not mean that they were not attacked by Islam. Indeed, in the furthest northwest of Europe, in Iceland, Christians used to pray that God save them from the “terror of the Turk.” These fears were not unfounded since as late as 1627 Muslim corsairs raided the Christian island seizing four hundred captives, selling them in the slave markets of Algiers.

Nor did America escape. A few years after the formation of the United States, in 1800, American trading ships in the Mediterranean were plundered and their sailors enslaved by Muslim corsairs. The ambassador of Tripoli explained to Thomas Jefferson that it was a Muslim’s right and duty to make war upon non-Muslims wherever they could be found, and to enslave as many as they could take as prisoners.

In short, for roughly one millennium — punctuated by a Crusader-rebuttal that people like Affleck are obsessed with demonizing — Islam daily posed an existential threat to Christian Europe and by extension Western civilization.

Here's an article published in Pakistan: An open letter to Ben Affleck from a woman born and raised in Islam.

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PUMP the Movie and Cutting Off Funding for Jihad

Wednesday

Oil money helps jihadist groups grow. But only because the price of oil is artificially high. If the price of oil could come down significantly, the global jihadist movement would be meaningfully disempowered.

The price of oil is high largely because OPEC deliberately restrains its output to keep oil scarce, and therefore expensive. This works only because oil has a virtual monopoly on transportation fuel, and transportation underpins the modern economy.

But a monopoly comes to an end when competition begins.

A new documentary has just come out that details how we can create fuel competition in the United States, and what consequences it would have in the world. It's called PUMP (watch the trailer here). We recommend you go see it, and bring your friends.

The movie doesn't really say anything about Islam, so you can bring anybody without making them feel shocked or offended. The movie is so inoffensive, even the Huffington Post published a good review of it (read it here). Hannity also had good things to say about the movie: Hannity On PUMP: A Story ‘America Needs To Know’.

Click here to find out when PUMP is coming to your town (click on your state in the drop down menu to find out what theaters are showing it).

In an article about the movie, Avishay Artsy writes:

PUMP was funded by Fuel Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit co-founded by Israeli software entrepreneurs Yossie Hollander and Eyal Aronoff. Aronoff lost his father in the 1967 Six-Day War, and on 9/11, Aronoff’s step-brother and his new wife were killed in the World Trade Center attack. Aronoff said that freeing America from its dependence on imported oil will lead to greater security from the threat of radical Islam.

“ISIL sells 50,000 to 60,000 oil barrels a day," says Aronoff. "If there’s no demand for oil, they have no money...Someone is paying for all these rockets from Gaza into Israel. We remove this oil money, we remove the ability to pay for the rockets.”

As Edwin Black, author of The Farhud: Roots of the Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust, writes:

ISIS has trebled its forces within recent months and in large measure finances its expansion with $10 million to $20 million per week in illicit oil sales from as many as 70 captured oil wells.

Iran now has multiplied its centrifuges to almost 20,000, enabling it to convert its 5 percent and 20 percent enriched uranium to 90 percent weapons grade HEU within a 7-week breakout period. With sanctions lifted, Tehran’s monthly oil revenues have soared to almost 3 million barrels per day, generating billions of dollars per month.

Tiny Qatar, with only about 280,000 citizens, provides Hamas with some $400 million annually. Qatar exports more than 600,000 barrels of oil per day helping to establish an estimated $200 billion petrodollar reserve.

Oil is driving it all — and more.

Read Edwin Black's article here.

Frank Gaffney of The Center for Security Policy (a strong advocate of fuel competition) hosted a National Security Summit last month. Among the speakers was former National Security Advisor to President Reagan, Robert McFarlane. In his speech, McFarlane makes a persuasive argument that true fuel competition is the answer to destroying OPEC and assuring our energy security. See his speech here (session 5: McFarlane begins speaking at 24:33). Hat tip to Stephen Decatur for alerting us to this video.

See PUMP. Watching a movie while eating popcorn is a great way to absorb information. Bring your friends and family and make a night of it. Help people change the way they see oil's strategic status. Our way of life might just depend on it.

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Share This Video With Your Christian Friends

Monday

It's a 52 minute talk by Jay Smith, speaking to an audience of Christians, where he explains the history of the rise of ISIS, and what Christians can do about it. Send this link to your friends:

The Rise of ISIS and the Christian Response

Hat tip to a friend from the UK who sent it to us.

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