Terror Arrests and the “Misunderstood” Religion – by Nonie Darwish


Today we have yet another terror-related arrest of a Muslim, Tarek Mehanna, who was plotting jihad terror attacks against U.S. shopping malls. But Americans are told to never link that to Islamic teachings.

Committed Muslims insist that Islam is misunderstood by the West. Sensitivity training to Islam is forced upon U.S. government employees and teachers. They are told that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism, implying that if they believe their eyes, ears and common sense, then they must be Islamophobes.

Muslim propaganda is cleverly wrapped in illogical strategies to get the Westerners confused about their own perceptions of Islam. For centuries Muslims lived with unchallenged, warped logic regarding their religion. Instead of examining non-Muslim fear of Muslim violence and oppression encouraged by Muslim scriptures, Muslims are trained to regard such complaints as an attack Islam itself.

I have no doubt in my mind that when Dalia Mogahed, White House advisor on Islamic issues, really means it when says that Sharia is misunderstood. Like her, early in my life as a Muslim, I believed the same. That is how we were trained to accept our destiny under Sharia which turned us into robots ruled by fear, intimidation and warped logic.

Women are told they have been liberated by Islam because pre-Islamic society used to kill new born girls. Islam stopped that. We were told that before Islam came, men could marry an unlimited amount of women and slave girls. Then Islam came and limited the number to 4. We were told that women were not able to hold property before Islam. Then Islam came and gave us that right and the right not to share our property even with our husbands.

The absence of community property between husband and wife in Islam is sold as a benefit when it really is the result of polygamy, where women have to protect their inheritance from being shared by other wives and by a husband who does not want to share his wealth. “What a great deal,” we Muslim women thought. Day in and day out we had to thank Allah for Islam that stopped our murder at birth. We had to thank Allah for being supported by husbands in a society that crippled us and did not allow us to get out of the house without our husband’s permission.

Just as Muslim women are indoctrinated into believing that Islam saved them from murder at birth, Muslims are trying to convince the West that they too have nothing to fear from Islam. Thus we see the sensitivity training of Westerners who are expected to never blame Muslim teachings for terrorism. Westerners deep fear of being called racist has been transferred to fear of being called an Islamophobe. Thus, if the definition of Jihad in Muslim scriptures states that Jihad means “to war with non-Muslims to establish the religion,” the West should not misunderstand the word ‘war’ to be aggression. If Muslim scriptures clearly state that an apostate must be killed immediately and their killers will not be punished, then we must not take the word ‘kill’ at face value. If Muslim scriptures say that women are deficient in intellect and religion and must not be trusted, we should not take that seriously. Thus connecting Muslim commandments to kill and war with Islamic terror and violence is an act of Islamophobia that must be punished as a hate crime.

We are still told that the West simply misunderstands Islam. Even after constant and persistent acts of Muslim terror against the West, we are told with deep sincerity, not to be afraid of Islam even if Muslims are holding the Qur’an in one hand and decapitating non-Muslims with another. The message of Islam to kill kafirs and apostates is so unreal and unimaginable to the Western mind that some Westerners actually are convinced it can’t be true and that no religion can openly advocate such violence and stay respected by the international community.

It must be us, in the West, who do not understand Islam because the alternative is unimaginable. But the unimaginable has survived and thrived for 1400 years and it is still going strong with full force with the support of petro-dollars and facilitated by Western do-gooders.

Editor’s note: To get he whole story on the reality of Sharia, buy Nonie Darwish’s new book, Cruel and Usual Punishment.

  • xyz

    I get it. I believe it but I am with you on the fact that in general the Western world is lagging. If WE don't start doing something to absolutely stop it we will be sucked into it.

  • barbarajoanne

    Thank you so much for this. I have been called an Islamophobe because I am convinced that, in many ways, we are fighting a philosophical, and on some fronts literal, war against Islamic Terror (what is also called Islamofascism) akin to Nazism. As someone who has worked with and admired many Muslims (most of whom had fled their respective countries) and who nearly married another (the marriage was cancelled for reasons unrelated to religion, at least on my part) I am so tired of the refusal to recognize what we are fighting and of being called a bigot if I do. It is a disservice to the truth and also to those, I fear too few, Muslims who are fighting this evil.

    Thank you for fighting the good fight and having what must be tremendous courage in doing it publicly.

    Barbara Joanne

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    But if you are a christian or a jew and want to defeat them without being called racist then claim Atheism. War is deceit.

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    I think the key is not to generalized every thing. Sure, there are muslims out there who don't follow their religion correctly and fully and when these muslims act on something, we can't just calim that ALL muslims are like them, neither do we say that Islam is like that. best acne treatment


  • Andrea_Econ

    I've never met anyone who claims “all” Muslims are alike. Most of us know peaceful Muslims. Indeed, we live among them.

    There is a group of Muslims who are perpetrating acts of violence. Those are the Muslims that people abhor. Unfortunately, we cannot acknowledge this violent subset without reprisal.

    We know what we see. Why should we not be permitted to speak this truth?

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  • curiouser49

    Type your comment here. That's what they said about the Nazi's, the Stalinists, and the Maoists.

    I think we all realize that currently there are Muslims who do not support the savage behavior of these deviants who use religion to kill, but I only know what I see. I do not see Muslims, especially those who we count on, American Muslims, standing up, in large numbers, speaking out against these radicals. And, I too know many. I teach in a university and I have yet to see any activity on the part of the professors or students involved in the Student Muslim Association say one remark against this murderous behavior.

    When a Christian priest, Protestant pastor, or Jewish Rabbi does something wrong – then we are all to happy to condemn all of them.
    We fear talking out against Muslims because of the stigma attached to it or because we are just afraid of the revenge of Muslims.

    We'd better put away out group hug mentality and work to ensure our culture, our religions (that don't kill if you don't join) and our Western way of life is preserved. Or, we as women may find ourselves wearing a burka! It is what it is. Until I see support from American Muslims for our way of life, our freedoms, and a condemnation of these horrific acts, I will assume that they feel it is OK to kill the infidels. Sharia law has already infiltrated our system of government and economy. There is already legislation in our government to ban full access to internet sites – what does this sound like to you?

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