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At JihadWatch Robert Spencer has a great post taking apart a new self-published book attacking him, David Horowitz, and other anti-Jihad activists.

Why was the jacket photograph of Horowitz from A Cracking of the Heart distorted and a yarmulke inserted? Horowitz is not religious and does not wear yarmulkes. I think I know why.

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Editor’s note: Below we reprint Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch takedown of Edip Yuksel’s book:

The Enemy of Peace!
by Robert Spencer

Several people sent me information about this book recently, but I hadn’t intended to say anything about it, despite the honor Edip Yuksel does me by including me in his subtitle, and despite the slyly antisemitic caricature of David Horowitz on the cover. After all, I have had fun with Edip Yuksel’s book before. And Edip Yuksel was so thoroughly beaten in his two debates with me, Bill Warner and others on FrontPage that I thought he would have preferred that these debates be forgotten forever. Yet not only does he seem not to realize how soundly he was defeated and completely he was exposed, but he actually thinks he did well enough to publish his humiliation in a book. That self-delusion and/or ridiculous chutzpah seemed to me to be punishment enough, and so I thought I’d pass over his ludicrous book in silence.

But then Bill Warner of the excellent Political Islam site kindly sent me this thought-provoking piece, and it is amply worth reading:

Imagine my surprise when I opened an email ad from Amazon.com and found that a Muslim, who is a leading reformer, had written a book, Peacemaker’s Guide to Warmongers: Exposing Robert Spencer, David Horowitz, and other Enemies of Peace by Edip Yuksel. He made my day. Bill Warner was included in the product description as an enemy of peace. I am flattered.Why does Mr. Yuksel call me an enemy of peace and a warmonger? It’s simple. Partnered with Robert Spencer, I debated him in Frontpage Magazine Symposium and beat him like a drum using the doctrine and history of political Islam. As a result, I have gone from being an opponent in a debate to an enemy of peace.

Am I an enemy of peace? Am I a warmonger? Yes, on an everyday basis and I want you to be an enemy of peace and a warmonger as well.

The question must be asked: what peace are we talking about? Islamic peace. How does Islamic peace come about? Islamic peace comes after jihad and the victory of Islam. Peace is one of those words that everyone considers to be universally good, but peace is what losers (kafirs) get, while winners (Muslims) get victory. Islamic peace is all about the victory over the kafirs. Islamic peace changes a free man into a slave of Allah.

We should examine the meaning of all words Muslims use, since Islam does not share a common ground of civilization with us. Islam twists all of the kafir words. To find out what “peacemaker” means we have to go to Mohammed. Mohammed was an Islamic peacemaker. In the last 9 years of his life, he was involved in an event of violence on the average of every 6 weeks.

Every single neighbor of Mohammed experienced his peacemaking. Take the Jews of Khaybar, for instance. They were going about their lives when the army of Mohammed showed up. It took the murder, rape, theft, torture and becoming semi-slaves before the Jews experienced the peace of Mohammed. Once they submitted to Islam as dhimmis and agreed to live under Sharia law and give him half of what they earned, the jizyah (the dhimmi tax), they were left to live in peace. This is the peace of Islam.

As long as Mohammed merely preached the religion of Islam in Mecca, he was a failure. Very few people were interested in the religion of Islam. It was only in Medina where he became a warlord that Islam succeeded, and he became a peacemaker.

The natural state of Islam in relation to kafirs is jihad, not peace. If we want to discover peace in Sharia law, we must look under the general heading of jihad to find the subject of “truce”. We learn that Muslims are not to call for a truce as long as they are winning. When Islam offers peace, it means that they are losing and need to gain time to prepare for the next jihad.

I am a warmonger because I use the doctrine of Islam to refute the deceptions of Muslims like Edip Yuksel. Last night in Nashville, TN, a Muslim stood in front of a college crowd and said that jihad was inner struggle. Working hard to get an A is jihad. Jihad is not holy war. He is right. When you examine the hadiths about jihad in Bukhari, about 2% of them can be construed as jihad is an inner struggle. However, the other 98% of the jihad hadiths are about killing kafirs until the rest submit to Islam.

Warmongering consists of asking questions to confront Islamic propaganda in this ideological war. Being a warmonger means showing up to support the Coptic Christians at a street demonstration about the jihad killing of Copts in Egypt. Warmongering means going to an interfaith bridge building and confronting the ministers and rabbis with their ignorance about Islam. Warmongering means speaking truth to the lies of Official Islam.

It works like this. Unless we have enough enemies of the Islamic peacemakers, one day our civilization will experience the peace of Islam, and we will be like the historical majority Greek Christian culture of Asia Minor. Today Greek Christians are 0.3% of Turkey. They’ve experienced the peace of Islam–annihilation.

By the way, at this writing Yuksel’s book is ranked #260,119 in Amazon.com’s sale ranking. If it goes up, Edip, I expect a thank-you note! (Yuksel’s book is doing so well that his already-published book ranks just a little bit ahead of my as-yet unpublished one — which will be out in July and promises a much more rewarding reading experience!)

  • therealend

    I've read some of Mr Yuksel's posts on this site and conlude that this world is getting really screwy. I may be suffering from outrage fatigue. I have to take a break from all this.

  • Ish

    an event of violence on average every 6 weeks in his last nine years? huh! that's so funny. Perhaps it is true as Mohammed (saw) was involved in armed conflict especially in the latter years of his life. But I wonder how many events of violence let's say the US' has been involved in on average. Going on the last 10 years, I would say on average an event of violence occurs by its armed forces about 5 weeks and six days in every 6 weeks as a minimum.

    As for the Jews of Khaybar. They had a pact with the Muslims and people of Madina but broke it while the city was being besieged. This was an act of treason that nearly led to the end of Madina. They were put to death for treason and the women and children taken as slaves (with many more rights than slaves of later European/American conquest). Such is history.

    No wonder you guys are still not being taken seriously. You can't even tell a balanced exposition of history, nor of the events of today. All the best.

    • Mik

      Hey Man (aqui se habla ingles, lol)

      fine, forget Medina. Muslims in China are fighting non-Muslims. Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Egypt, Nigeria, Sudan, Russia, Kosovo, the Philipines and the list goes on, are fighting non-Muslims. Muslims in Algeria, Libya, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, and this list goes on also, are fighting other Muslims. In each case the justification is an interpretation of Koran or a Hadith. Perhaps Muslims should have "does not play well with other children" stenciled on their foreheads.

      I would guess that the comparison of Mohammed's violence and the US Military gives away your real purpose in commenting. Let's do a thought experiment. Tomorrow, all Muslims fighting stops. What happens to the US Military presence in the Middle East? Now reverse the process. Tomorrow all US Military presence in the Middle East disappears? One would produce peace, the other random slaughter.

      With regard to Arab slaves being treated better than African-American slaves, by the time slaves arrived in the New World Arabs had had centuries of practice with slaves. They were the masters of slave trade on their peninsula and to points east and west. They may have had more rights, but only if they converted to Islam. Ask the Sudanese Christians what they think about Muslim slave trade.

      It is a dangerous proposition comparing the behaviors in two different historical epochs hoping to find similar values at work.

    • xman

      78 battles in the last nine years of his life, during which Mohammed beheaded 900 males from the Banu Qurayza jewish tribe. Mohammed brought far more misery to this planet than Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Tojo combined. 1,400 years of misery says it all. Only Muslims butcher in the name of their religion, and iot is time that savage ingratiates like you were kicked out of the West that you hate so much, and sent to Pakistan one way.

    • rob

      No one is taking you seriously, you sack of garbage

      • Eddy J

        No one is taking you islamophobe Nazi's seriously. End your garbage rantings about Mohammed's life and study your own history and military human rights record of your country which has dropped two nukes on japan, segregated blacks and countless wars to steal natural resources. Man, your G-D Damn country was built on colonoliasm.

        And then you lot think you have a right to crticise islam, Ish above is right. You lot too busy pointing the finger at others to look on yourselves, its shameful.

  • Tanstaafl

    Gentle readers –

    Ish is practicing taquiyya. Taquiyya is halal (permitted) to Muslims in the advancement of Islam. It is basically religiously sanctioned deception or, as you will, a sacred lie.

    Ish is introducing a tuo quoque argument in trying to equate the savage violence of the prophet with the defense of our country. We are discussing Islam. Stick to the subject.
    By the way, it is estimated that during the 1400 years of Islam over 270 million human beings (both Muslim and kuffar) died during the many jihads that dot Islamic history like so many poppy seeds on a bagel. Such is history.

    The Jews of Khaybar were attacked without warning. Since Mohammed hated Jews, it is hard to imagine that the Jews of Khaybar would come to his defense in the Battle of the Trench. Or that Mohammed would expect them to. The aftermath of Mohammed's victory over the Jews of Khaybar was standard operating procedure for a petty desert raider in Arabia – the men were killed, the women raped and the children sold into slavery. Indeed, Islam is a religion of peace.

    This pattern continues to the present day. The victims at Mombai were sexually molested before and as they were being tortured and killed. The same thing occurred to the school children at Beslan in Russia.

    When will Islam pay reparations for its bloody doctrines, practices and history?

    • xman

      That 270 million is the number of infidels murdered by Muslims. It doesn't include Muslims, otherwise that figure would be far higher. 120 million African blacks, 80 million Hindus, 60 million Christians and at least 10 million Buddhists. And it would have been far more infidels were it not for the likes of Charles Martel, Pelayo, Jean Parisol de la Valette, Jan Sobieski and many others like them.

    • Eddy J

      Tanstaafl, you are a liar. You talk about Mohammeds life as if you were there 'Women raped, children put into slavery' – what rubbish. None of it is true, none of its verified.

      What is true however is that the Quran condemns the actions that you portray of Mohammed, therefore, why would someone preach the Quran to his followers then behave differently. He would be known as a hypocrite by his many followers and before he coudl cause any carnage, he would be exterminated by his people.

      So what you lot claim of Mohammed is sheer nonsense found in Hadiths that not every Muslim follows.

  • USMCSniper

    Cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war. Muslims are vermin like the Orcs of Middle Earth. Kill 'em all, wrap them in their prayer rugs, put 'em all in piles and burn 'em and let Allah sort 'em out. Allah will love us for this because we will keep heaven supplied with lots and lots of fresh raghead souls. And,…. there is nothing like smell of a pile of burning ragheads in the early morning – that is the smell of victory in the air! OOoooooorahhhh!!!

    • Molly

      Your post is quite evidently an act of an agent provocateur. I expect to see it quoted all over the leftist and Islamic sites as evidence of virulent Islamophobia and to discredit this site.

      • Tanstaafl

        Is my post "Islamophobic"? What does this term mean? Is it now being used to paint all critics of Islam? Why can't Muslims criticize Islam? Other religions are criticized in the West? Is it "politically correct" for westerners to encourage the silencing of those who have read the Qur'an and found Islam lacking? What about the apostates of Islam? Surely they have a right to discuss why they left Islam?

        • http://infinitemonkeyatthekeyboard.blogspot.com RichardLKentEsq

          Uh, Tanstaafl, he wasn't referring to you.

          Maybe you should move to Novylen, change name and hope to live it down. < / TMIAHM reference>

      • USMCSniper

        Good Golly Miss Molly, the term Islamophobia is really an applicable to Islam because should the Muslims ever control the world, and you are a non Muslim, as Master Yoda said " Be afraid, very afraid should you be." because you will have three choices. Convert or die, or assume a temporary status of as a dhimmi as long as they need you, and eventually either convert or die.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/bubba4 bubba4

          You are so anxious to play into the terrorists' world view. The kooks want a big war between "islam" and "the west" and some of you seem determined to give it to them and plunge us into a dystopian hell as you decry the "utopian" dreams of your supposed philosophical enemies. Fun!

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/bubba4 bubba4

        people actually pay attention to FPM and its posters….lol.

        Can you tell me what leftist and islamic sites you frequent..it would be nice to know what you mean.

        • davarino

          And yet here you are : ) Thanks for caring

          • bubba4

            Oh, I'm a long time fan of FPM. I never hear it mentioned, even on watchdog sites. I think that's because it is too fringe and insane for most people. So where else can I interact with the special kind of person that FPM attracts?

            I just thought it was funny that a poster on FPM would be quoted far and wide as evidence of anything.

    • Edip Yuksel

      You are saying what the fascist racist Israeli regime has done to Palestinians and what the coalition of Right-wing Evangelists, Military Industrial Complex, Neocons and AIPAC has done to Iraqi people. You are no different than Nazis.

      • USMCSniper

        The Palestinians are a morally corrupt because they strap munitions on their own women and children and send them out on homocide-suicide mission to murder other innocent women and children in markets, restuarants and evn on school buses. They make a good case for jtheir ustified genocide.

        • Eddy J

          Who can take the garbage that comes out of your kosher fried arse seriously?

          You know full well, that those Palestinians are suffering, they lost land and loved ones to you murdering ashke-Nazi's. Yet you lot show no remorse for your hideous crimes. You will rot in hell when the time comes.

  • AntiFascist18

    Throw this Islamoterrorist Jew-baiting bastard out of ASU. Priority for the Jewish Community in Arizona instead of voting for clueless bimbos like the self-described "Jewish Cowgirl" Gabrielle "I love MoveOn.Org money and I love Hamas too" Giffords.

    • Edip Yuksel

      You are obviously a coward fascist. I am in Arizona. Instead of instructing others to throw me from here, come over here and do it yourself. The real identity of Zionists has been exposed in the world and give it a few years you will see American people too will see what they have lost by associating with the Nazionists.

      You are the enemy of America and American people. You wish America pay billions of dollars to the racist terrorist state of Israel, cover its crimes and attract the hatred of the world for supporting it. There will be a day here in the USA, that Zionists will be juxtaposed with Nazis. Wait and see!

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/Chidog Chidog

        It was the Muslims who coordinated with the Nazis.

  • John C. Davidson

    Some people should be ignored, others need to be shot.

  • Samurai Hit Woman

    Islam and the Left are kindred spirits and the only way to make sense of their nonsense is duality. God and the Bible make sense on a deep and daily basis but Islam and the Left’s religion are God forsaken religions and I mean that literally.

    For instance, duality is in keeping with the Bible and reality. So that where there is God, the source of light and life, the devil also exists and that’s where darkness prevails and death reigns. And where there is a religion of love, that is Christianity, there is a religion of hate, death and destruction that is Islam.

    Also Christianity promises a Utopia, the Kingdom of Heaven created by God. While that other religion now competing with Christianity for hearts and minds, the Left’s Marxism, promises a utopia made by human hand.

    In fact, the heart of darkness now is that big business and big government elites are working together with the Left to form a one-world government that will give big business unlimited customers, cheap labor and one that will be a leftist totalitarian government as well.
    And once again we see duality at work, the duality of freedom versus slavery that is present in the opposite beliefs of big powerful government versus a contained one. Or to use George Washington’s analogy of government being like fire—a useful servant but a fearful master.

    For the Left believes that man is perfectible, not fallen as Christianity teaches, in need of constraints being placed on the power that corrupts him. Hence our government is one of checks an balances on power because it was created by Christians.

    Thus the duality in life continues its march across the pages of history as the Left blindly ignores the reality of duality and insists that man is correctable in a world where everything is equal. And that is an impossibility.

    Because naturally the elites “equality” won’t apply to the elites, as always some will be more equal than others. As a result duality will continue unabated with its haves and have-nots intact.

    And, unfortunately before the pipe dream of a man made Utopia can be realized the United States must be brought down to the level of third world nations— to fulfill the Left’s “noble” egalitarian goal of equality. When equality is a lie that can’t and won’t be realized because man is fallen and flawed with a deceit so deep he even lies and deceives himself. This lying of fallen man even to himself is the reason psychiatry is needed.

    Additionally the Left uses the lie of everything being in “crisis” to move its agenda. For example when I was a member of the Left, a feminist, I was told that the claim of crisis was the means to move to action, because otherwise nothing gets done.
    Hence any lie is good if it moves the Left’s agenda in the twisted deluded morality of the Left, because to the Left believes the end justifies the means.

    Jesus, however, said that “the Devil is a liar and the father of lies”, and this supposed “Utopia” is being built on lies. Plus Christianity teaches the end is not only determined by the means but is a product of the means.

    For example Christianity teaches, “What is meted out shall be meted out again.” and "whatsoever we sow we will reap" So for good or ill whatever we send out will come back to us again giving rise to a Christian version of Karma. And just as a wrong premise results in a wrong conclusion a bad idea, or seed, produces a bad outcome or rotten fruit every time. Therefore this one-world government, this “Utopia” is bound for destruction because it is not of God and is based on deceit.
    For it is only God who is the ultimate power, source of truth and author of freedom, that can heal the world and form a Utopia of hope. Fallen man is incapable of it.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/bubba4 bubba4

      At least you have your enemies clearly defined…"the left" and "islam"….yep that sure clears things up don't it?

      Is it possible to not have a religion or are my choices: your version of Christianity, utopian madness or Sharia Law?

      And if big business teams up with Marxist…aren't you building your own "revelations" with lots of crazy, contradictory shit floating around in your brain? What is with this desire for some end of the world senario?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bubba4 bubba4

    FPM Photoshops people all the time. Why just now you have Bin Laden and Al Gore together. In fact, putting people together with Bin Laden is a favorite pasttime of FPM, so I don't see how you can complain.

    if people are being dishonest about Horowitz and his views, then maybe FPM can learn a lesson from that too. Don't be fearmongers and liars. Then when someone photoshops Horowitz, you could complain loudly and righteously….but as it is, this is just the pot calling the kettle black.

  • Edip Yuksel

    Sunni and Shiite mushriks inherited many vicious laws and instructions of violence through hadith books, of which scholars trace their roots to Jewish Rabies and Christian priests who supposedly converted to Islam. Here are some samples of terrifying and bloody instructions found in The Old Testament. We recommend the reader to study them in their context:

    "The Lord said to Moses: 'Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him. Say to the Israelites: If anyone curses his God, he will be held responsible; anyone who blasphemes the name of the Lord must be put to death. The entire assembly must stone him. Whether an alien or native-born, when he blasphemes the Name, he must be put to death…. Then Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they took the blasphemer outside the camp and stoned him. The Israelites did as the Lord commanded Moses." (Leviticus 24:13-16).

    "Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man. But save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man." (Numbers 31:18).

    "And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword" (Joshua 6:21).

    "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass" (1 Samuel 15:3).

    "And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand" (1 Samuel 17:57).

    "Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them" (Esther 9:5).

    "Why do the wicked prosper and the treacherous all live at ease?… But you know me, Lord, you see me; you test my devotion to you. Drag them away like sheep to the shambles; set them apart for the day of slaughter" (Jeremiah 12:1-3).

    "A curse on all who are slack in doing the Lord's work! A curse on all who withhold their swords from bloodshed!" (Jeremiah 48:10).

    Chapter 20 of LEVITICUS contains a list of very severe punishments for various sins. For instance, cursing one's own father of mother would prompt death penalty. A man marrying a woman together with her daughter must be burned in the fire. Homosexual men must be put to death. Those who commit bestiality, must be put to death together with the animals. And many more death, burning penalties.

  • Happy and Proud

    You are such a liar, Edip. You know full well that those sections of the Torah (along with many others) were extensively modified by Rabbinic Judaism and the Talmud and have not been practiced – indeed, they are specifically disallowed – for many thousands of years. The barbaric sections of the Koran, by contrast, are put into practice each and every day.

    You have just exposed yourself as a liar, a racist and an antisemite. And you've done so more quickly and more effectively than I ever could have imagined

  • adam

    With all the politcal/religious mudslinging going on in the world and especially the USA's media, it's nice to have a compilation of debates, articles, and letters all which are supported by facts. In the cover title, the author calls to expose multiple world renouned names. But I feel the reader shouldn't be suprised if he or she starts feeling exposed as they themselves read it. You'll know what I mean when you open it. The author took the most logical approach in the way he assembled the debates, articles, data, fact etc. By the time you're done reading it, you'll know you either got to shit, or get off the pot….in a bathroom stall without doors.

  • EnsarUZUMCU

    It is good to know that my money is really going to a Peace Making Organization, with no doubt. When I had the book I reliazed that I've already read most of the book from the internet. It is good tough having a paper copy.

    The book has uniq informations. A must-see book. Excellent work. Keep it up Mr. Edip, you are doing great, masallah.

    Peace

    Ensar UZUMCU