Distorting Reality to Justify Jihad

Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum recently declared the legitimacy of offensive jihad for the world to hear:

When we declare Jihad against Germany, for instance, it is declared against the German state, for refusing to allow Islam to spread to the people of Germany. We give them a choice: Either to convert to Islam, or to pay the jizya and submit to the laws of Islam.

Otherwise, war is the third choice.

All well and good; the Sheikh is merely quoting standard jihadi doctrine.

But he did say something that revealed how utterly deluded he is, how he cannot comprehend the full significance of what he himself is preaching.  After agreeing that there is a “clash of civilizations” between the West and Islam, he said:

If not for Jihad, Islam would not have reached us and all the other places. Within a quarter of a century, Islam reached most of the ancient world by means of Jihad.  The common people want Islam. Anyone who doesn’t can stick to his own religion. Here in the Levant, most of our forefathers were not Muslims, but they converted to Islam because of its goodness and justice.

So, after telling us that Islam does teach jihad—that is, offensive war to spread Islamic hegemony; after telling us that “Islam reached most of the ancient world by means of jihad”; after telling us that those who do not wish to convert to Islam must pay jizya—which, as he well knows, involves much more than merely paying a tax, involves being a second-class dhimmi, whose worth is at best half that of a Muslim (he even alluded to this when he said “pay the jizya and submit to the laws of Islam”—after all this straightforward and honest talk, he resorts to fantasy by adding

The common people want Islam. Anyone who doesn’t can stick to his own religion. Here in the Levant, most of our forefathers were not Muslims [most were Christian during Islam’s invasion], but they converted to Islam because of its goodness and justice.

Really, now?  Does it not occur to the Sheikh that his ancestors, when confronted by Islamic jihad and forced to decide between either joining the “winning team” or becoming second-class dhimmis, treated contemptuously, abused, and persecuted—as they still are to this very day—does it not occur to him that maybe that’s why many of his ancestors converted, and not because of Islam’s “goodness and justice”?

Does it not occur to him that Islam’s own apostasy law—Islam being the only religion that ensures people remain in its fold by threatening to kill them should they wish to convert to another religion—is a clear substitute for natural appeal?

Of course, Sheikh Quddum’s contradictions are but the latest example of how Muslim sheikhs totally distort history to justify jihad.  They have no problem being honest about Islam’s history and doctrines of violence; but they must always frame the jihad as a “good thing” which “liberates” people.

Apparently treating people as second-class citizens if they don’t convert to Islam, and threatening those born into the religion with death if they try to leave it, is proof that “the common people want Islam”—that they “converted to Islam because of its goodness and justice.”

[For more, see this article by Egyptian liberal Khaled Montaser, which exposes the deep set “inferiority complex” infecting the Muslim world regarding the issue of conversion.]

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  • Chezwick_Mac

    A study of Islamic history reveals the startling parallel between the end of the so-called 'Golden Age' (10th century) and the long slide into centuries of apathy and fatalism on the one hand….and the gradual dwindling of the dhimmi communities in the conquered lands on the other. Islam's 'Golden Age' was in fact built on the backs of the dhimmis. They were more civilized, educated, productive and dynamic than their Muslim masters…and most of the non-military accomplishments of the first three centuries of Islamic rule were THEIRS. Once the depredations of dhimmitude compelled ever increasing numbers of dhimmis to convert to Islam, the entire Islamic Caliphate lost its vitality.

    This just goes to show how Islam is like a parasitic organism that sucks the life out of its otherwise healthy host. Once the parasite gorges and the host dies out, the parasite itself is destined to wither and die…unless or until it can find a new host. It is remarkably like socialism; after the windfall of nationalization and collectivization of private wealth, there is no NEW wealth to expropriate…and the system withers, because it is incapable of producing its own wealth. Both systems are antithetical to human freedom…and – in my estimation – human nature. Their appeal is only to our baser impulses – fear, projection, and the heard mentality…not our nobler ones, defined by courage, individual responsibility…and its creative corollary, innovation.

  • Chezwick_Mac

    How telling that the end of Islam’s ‘Golden Age’ (around the 10th century) and the subsequent long slide into apathy and fatalism directly corresponded to the withering of the dhimmi communities among the conquered peoples. In fact, the ‘Golden Age’ was built on the backs of the dhimmis. They were more civilized, more cultured, more educated, and more productive than their Muslim masters. Most of the non-military accomplishments during the first three centuries of Muslim rule were THEIRS (the dhimmis). Once the depredations of dhimmitude compelled ever-increasing numbers of dhimmis to convert to Islam, the entire Muslim Caliphate lost its vitality.

    This just highlights the extent to which Islam mirrors a parasitic organism, sucking the life-blood out of an otherwise healthy host. As the host dies, the parasite itself gradually withers, unless or until it finds a new host. In this respect, Islam mirrors socialism, where the windfall of nationalization and collectivization of private wealth is followed by the persistent inability to produce NEW wealth, and in the absence of new conquests, the socialist economy withers.

    Both Islam and socialism are not only antithetical to human freedom, but also to human nature. Their appeal is to our baser impulses – fear, envy, projection, and the herd mentality. Conversely, freedom appeals to our nobler instincts – courage, initiative, and most importantly, individual responsibility. Which of these two diametrically opposed blueprints for human endeavor will rule the roost in the decades to come? The answer is destined to someday effect every life on planet earth.

  • John_Kelly

    Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum is just another retarded, ill informed, arrogant, product of Islam who thinks he can railroad the world into accepting Islam.

    These satanically driven fools will push and push until they bring World War III into fruition.

    As lunatics they are blindly driving the world into ever descending chaos with out ever engaging their brains to consider the costs.

    They will finally realize the insanity of their religion when they trigger a nuclear / biological war that will see the end of Islam and much of humanity.

  • John_Kelly

    How ironic that as Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum is spouting Islamic hatred of the West and promoting Jihad, we have Hillary Clinton and Obama looking to circumvent the "Freedom of Speech" granted by the U.S.Constitution and implement strategies that will criminalize the "Defamation of Islam in America."

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu met in Washington from December 12th to 14th, 2011 to discuss implementation mechanisms that could impose limits on freedom of speech and expression.

    Obama & Hillary Clinton are guilty of HIGH TREASON the moment they seek to implement such laws.

    Do we have any elected officials who will actually stand up and defend the Constitution.

    What ever happened to "The land of the free and the home of the BRAVE."

    • johnnywoods

      It`s citizens were stupid enough to believe "Hope and Change".

      • John_Kelly

        Right on Johnny.

        I have read many of your comments and dig the way you can compress a lot of TNT in a single sentence.

        One of my favorites (hope you don't mind if I plagiarize) was:
        Hey Dog, "musim scholar"? isn`t that like saying "intelligent idiot"?

        Keep up the good work.

        • johnnywoods

          Hey John_Kelly, You feel free to plagiarize anything I say. I am glad to share:)

    • FriendofGaryCooper

      But its worse than this; worse than you think. Asst. Defense Secretary Larry Stubblefield has stated to the effect that Muslim women in Jr. ROTC classes will now
      be allowed to wear the hijab while training. This was the result of a CAIR letter to Leon Panetta, following an incident in which a Jr. ROTC cadet quit because she wasn't allowed to wear the hijab. Is AMERICA the next host to the Islamic parasite?

      • John_Kelly

        "Is AMERICA the next host to the Islamic parasite?"……Great quote and unfortunately true.

        All America needs is for every TRUE PATRIOT to rise up, speak up and never let up putting pressure on our elected officials to perform or be booted out of office.

        These elected bums all took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and to defend America against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Time to hold their feet to the fire. Shape up or ship out.

        CAIR and the other Islamic malignant cancer organizations are only making advances because they apply continuous pressure……but …..we are still the majority so it's time for all of us to get of our rear ends and DEMAND change.

        The Muslims are emboldened globally because we have a traitor in the White House and we al have a part to play to ensure this slithering snake is voted out in the greatest landslide in U.S. history.

      • Loupdegarre

        Between the Islamist and the gays taking over the military (which they will through lawsuits) no middle class American, who believes in Providence and the Constitution will be safe. If you want to see what it will be like get the DVD "Red Dawn" only it won't be the Soviets we'll be fighting, it will be our own military. However, I believe, just like Sampson, a remnant of loyal military men and women will join the American people and make a final stand even if it means the collapse of the government. Live Free or Die.

        We'll be fighting in the streets
        With our children at our feet
        And the morals that we worshiped will be gone
        And the men who spurred us on
        Sit in judgment of our wrongs
        They decide and the shotgun sings the song

        I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
        Take a bow for the new revolution
        Smile and grin at the change all around me
        Pick up my guitar and play
        Just like yesterday
        And I'll get on my knees and pray
        We don't get fooled again
        Don't get fooled again

    • Paardestaart

      Well, the land of the free and the home of the brave is being sold and betrayed just the way Europe is being betrayed. Fools are selling it, in exchange for a brave new world where self-appointed elites will call the shots and protect us from ourselves.
      We suffer under parasitic dreamers who believe that all the woes of the world stem from the ´capitalist´ system. It is how they call the free market system, to trick us into thinking that the free market is just another system, the way communism is a system. They prefer this silly and childish theoretical invention from someone who never managed to earn his own way.
      Upstart schemers and fantasists do not want us to see that the free market is not a theory but an honest description of the way economy works when left to itself, and that communism is just a disproven theory concocted at the kitchentable of the man who wanted to ´destroy everything that existed´. He did not know how to make money himself, and he resented the criticism of his father who urged him to learn a trade and lighten the load on his family. For Marx senior had to sacrific to send his son to get an education, though he got nothing in return for his troubles. His vain and egotistical spoiled son thought that hard work was beneath him, and he did not hesitate to sponge of the fruits of another man´s enterprise and thrift for the rest of his life.

    • Jaladhi

      It just goes to show how utterly idiotic, naive, stupid , deluded our leaders ares. They just don't want to face the reality of jihad which is holy way to spread Islam. Every Muslim is obligated to commit jihad against all non-Muslims.

      Muslims have no choice in this matter – they will conduct jihad for that fictitious allahu snakebar and we have no choice but to fight them at every step of their any form of jihad – overt or covert or stealth!! If we don't as our leaders are doing we ill be doomed!!

  • Togmeister

    Raymond Ibrahim, if are reading this, please comment on British websites like the Guardian's "Comment is free" and Harry's Place where they never tire of telling us how wonderful islam is and how jihad and sharia are misunderstood by islamophobes.

    I know you probably do not have the time, but an occassional blast from you would keep us sane and strong.

    • aspacia

      Periodically, I blast them. Most of my UK relatives dislike the Guardian.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Does it not occur to him that Islam’s own apostasy law—Islam being the only religion that ensures people remain in its fold by threatening to kill them should they wish to convert to another religion—is a clear substitute for natural appeal

    What faith-based religions likewise punish blasphemy and apostasy under the pain of death? The answer, of course, is none of them, irrefutably proving at the same time that Islam is not a faith-based religion.

    Thus, because Islam is not a faith-based religion but something else masquerading as being a faith-based religion, it should therefore be outlawed in America and mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage banned and reversed ASAP.

    Indeed, Muslims never ever migrate to the West or anywhere else for that matter to assimilate and integrate, but instead to eventually subjugate and dominate via the eventual imposition of Sharia for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    They have no problem being honest about Islam’s history and doctrines of violence; but they must always frame the jihad as a “good thing” which “liberates” people.

    In other words, Muslims see jihad as being their altruistic mission in life.

    Apparently treating people as second-class citizens if they don’t convert to Islam, and threatening those born into the religion with death if they try to leave it, is proof that “the common people want Islam”—that they “converted to Islam because of its goodness and justice.”

    It's not like he could point out the truth and not be blasphemous at the same time, which, by the way, is also an offense in Islam that like apostasy is also punished under the pain of death.

    • MethanP

      Under Islamic law, you can only live in a non-Muslim land as part of an effort to convert it to Islam. One way or the other.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Under Islamic law, you can only live in a non-Muslim land as part of an effort to convert it to Islam. One way or the other.

        Ding, ding, ding, ding, we have a winner! Mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest is in reality the most prevalent form of non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad employed against the West by the Islamic world today, which thanks to PC multiculturalism that pervades and infects our societies today, takes place completely under the radar totally undetected, unacknowledged, and unopposed.

        Indeed, thanks to PC multiculturalism, jihad, which can be both violent and non-violent, is always conflated and morally equated with terrorism, which as its name implies is always only violent. Therefore, this mistake in perception caused by PC multiculturalism as a result enables non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad to occur completely below the radar totally undetected, unacknowledged and unopposed.

  • MethanP

    All we ever hear about are the evils of the west vs those peacful Muslims. We don't remember, nor do we teach any longer that the Balkins, Spain, Anatolia, the Middle East,
    Egypt and North Africa were all Christian majority when conquored by Muslim Arabs. The Crusades, brutal as they were, were an understandable response to a militant Islam that was advancing everywhere. And how many Cristians of any sect, or Jews remain in Muslim lands.

  • Bert

    We all support efforts to eradicate cancer so people can be healthy and not die prematurely. But Islam is a cancer of the soul that, like cancer, also leads to mass death. 1,400 years of Islam is proof of that . Civilized people have a moral obligation to liberate Muslims from Islam for the sake of humanity. We liberated Germans from Nazism. It was not easy but today Germans are better off. Let us stop the dangerous nonsense of trying to do business with Islam. Let us listen to those brave people who were raised Muslim and who risked all to liberate themselves.

  • Chezwick_Mac

    How telling that the end of Islam’s ‘Golden Age’ (around the 10th century) and the subsequent long slide into apathy and fatalism directly corresponded to the withering of the dhimmi communities among the conquered peoples. In fact, the ‘Golden Age’ was built on the backs of the dhimmis. They were more civilized, more cultured, more educated, and more productive than their Muslim masters. Most of the non-military accomplishments during the first three centuries of Muslim rule were THEIRS (the dhimmis). Once the depredations of dhimmitude compelled ever-increasing numbers of dhimmis to convert to Islam, the entire Muslim Caliphate lost its vitality.

    This just highlights the extent to which Islam mirrors a parasitic organism, sucking the life-blood out of an otherwise healthy host. As the host dies, the parasite itself gradually withers, unless or until it finds a new host. In this respect, Islam mirrors socialism, where the windfall of nationalization and collectivization of private wealth is followed by the persistent inability to produce NEW wealth, and in the absence of new conquests, the socialist economy withers.

    Both Islam and socialism are not only antithetical to human freedom, but also to human nature. Their appeal is to our baser impulses – fear, envy, projection, and the herd mentality. Conversely, freedom appeals to our nobler instincts – courage, initiative, and most importantly, individual responsibility. Which of these two diametrically opposed blueprints for human endeavor will rule the roost in the decades to come? The answer to this question is destined to someday effect every life on planet earth.

  • LindaRivera

    To John_Kelly,

    Hillary Clinton and Obama are seeking to destroy the U.S. Constitution by criminalizing the Defamation of religion, specifically Islam. The DEATH of freedom of speech and all other freedoms after that. Yes, it is HIGH TREASON. The entire media in America and around the world should be screaming this act of treason from the rooftops, but they are mostly silent.

    Our heroic Founding Fathers sacrificed so much so that they could give us this amazing, great nation. Huge numbers of brave American heroes fought and died, giving their lives so that we could live in freedom and safety. The wealthy, selfish, greedy, POWER HUNGRY, radical Left are eager to destroy it all.

    Organizations who love America, human rights and freedom must organize huge street protests in all of our cities and towns quickly!

    • John_Kelly

      Linda you are absolutely 100% correct. I am currently making moves along the same lines you suggested.

  • Ghostwriter

    The above Sheikh must be living in the land of Oz. Most Americans would look at him and say "Is this guy nuts or what?" If anyone is interested in a run-in I had with a similar guy,just go to the archives section. Then,find the article that has a Muslim saying that wishing some "Merry Christmas" is equivalent to killing someone. Then go to the comments section. You'll find it.

  • kafir

    Don't hire muslims. Don't shop in their stores. Don't shop in stores where muslims are employed, and explain to management why. It's a safety issue. While I don't believe that all muslims are terrorists, sometimes they are. Sometimes (not all the time) they poison infidels food. Sometimes (not all the time) they explode among infidels. Sometimes (not all the time)……….Sometimes (not all the time) tobacco will kill you. It's best not to smoke, yes? Same thing.

    • John_Kelly

      Absolutely right on kafir.

      We all need to take note and ACT NOW.

    • Jaladhi

      Right on!! But all Muslims are latent terrorists and at any given moment something can trigger their natural tendency to destroy and kill!!! That is how the Muslim terrorist attacks keep happening all over the world everyday.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Sheikh Ahmad Aboob Qdumdum's message while crazy as a bat in a hat has_been received and understood and applauded wildly on every campus in_America. A new hero figure for our College & University culture of Idiocy_and Socialst/Islamist indoctrination………….Truly a candidate for the_"Wall of lies"……………William

  • Texasron

    The Arab Turks don't admit they were the perpetrators of the Armenium genocide of millions of non-Muslims. This is what Islam is all about – killing.

  • bassman

    Killing Christians and Jew's is all islam can accomplish. The devil is rising
    through out the world while the news media sleep's. But it (islam) has no where
    to go but down (hades) where it came from with nothing to offer but death,murder,
    rage and rape of the free world. The false prophet been dead and rotting for some
    15 centuries or so….always Pray…Jesus is Lord and God only.

  • KKKK

    "his ancestors converted to Islam because of….the persecuton oand discrimatory dhimmi system?" good point. most non-Muslims who converted to Islam over the centuries after the Islamic conquests of their lands did so ebcuase of force or indirect force conversion methods, like the dhimmis.

  • John_Kelly

    Good try "Sarah" or should that be "Fatima" or "Mohammad" perhaps.

    Your lame duck attempt to promote Islam will fall on deaf ears here.

    If you believe the details on the website you posted you MUST BE a Muslim or a total Idiot……..but then I repeat myself !!!!!!!!!!!