Muslims Need to Confront Muslim Evil

MW-BI908_Kenya__20130922102653_MGWith this weekend’s massacre by Muslim terrorists at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and Muslim terrorists killing about 80 Christians at a Christian church in Pakistan, most people wonder what, if anything in addition to a continuing war on terror, can be done to minimize the scourge of Islamic terror.

The answer lies with Muslims themselves. Specifically, it means that Muslim religious leaders around the world must announce that any Muslim who deliberately targets non-combatants for death goes to hell.

I arrive at this answer based on something that I have long believed about Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust.

I readily acknowledge that the situations are not the same. The Jews of Europe were not annihilated by Catholics in the name of Catholicism; whereas the Christians, Muslims and Jews who are massacred by Islamic terrorists are murdered by Muslims in the name of Islam.

I also readily acknowledge that many of the attacks on Pope Pius XII for his alleged inaction and even collaboration with the Nazis during the Holocaust are animated by individuals who hate Western religion generally or hate the Catholic Church specifically. Pius XII was not “Hitler’s Pope,” as one best-selling book on Pius XII is titled.

Moreover, Pius XII lived in Italy during World War II, in a fascist dictatorship that began as Hitler’s ally and ended up being the target of Nazi atrocities. This was not the case with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, for example, who lived in the safety of a free country six-thousand miles away from Germany, did nothing to save the Jews of Europe, and even sent a boatload of Jewish refugees from Hitler back to Europe. Yet the critics of Pius are silent about Roosevelt.

Nevertheless, Pius could have done more to at least slow down the Holocaust. And I say this recognizing that Italy’s Catholic clergy saved many Jews, and that Pius, to his credit, had to be aware of this. What he could have and should have done was to announce that any Catholic — and any Christian for that matter — who in any way helps in the murder of innocent Jews is committing a mortal sin and will not attain salvation. In other words, he or she will go to hell.

This would have had no impact on the many Germans and other Europeans who had no belief in God or religion; but it would have had an impact on many who did.

I believe the same thing regarding Muslim terror. Muslim leaders — specifically, every imam in the world who is not a supporter of terror, the leaders of the most important Sunni institutions, such as the Al-Azhar Mosque and University in Cairo, and religious leaders in Saudi Arabia and the in Gulf states — must announce that any Muslim who participates in any deliberate attack on civilians goes to hell.

This must be announced as clearly and as repeatedly as, for example, Muslim condemnations of Israel.

Just as the promise of immediate entrance into paradise animates many Muslim terrorists, the promise of immediate hell would dissuade many Muslims from committing acts of terrorism.

Just as the promise of 72 virgins animates many Muslim terrorists, the promise of hell would dissuade many Muslims from terrorism.

Whenever non-Muslims ask Muslim organizations about Muslim terrorism, these organizations trot out the various anti-terrorism statements they have issued. But these are largely useless because: a) they are usually issued by Western Muslim organizations; b) even when they are issued by Middle Eastern Muslims, they almost always include condemnation of “state terrorism,” which is Muslim-speak for condemnation of any use of force by Israel; and c) these statements usually also condemn non-Muslim terror, as if Christian or Jewish or Buddhist terrorism is as great a threat to humanity as is Muslim terrorism.

Therefore the statements that need to be made by every Muslim teacher, school, mosque and organization that does not support Muslim terror must be unequivocal. They need to state that any Muslim who targets anycivilian for death — whether that civilian is Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu or of no religion — goes to hell.

In addition, there need to be large Muslim demonstrations against Muslim terrorism. I understand that Muslim clerics who would organize such demonstrations in the Muslim world might be risking their lives. But what about Muslims in America and Europe?

There have been huge Muslim demonstrations against cartoons depicting Muhammad and any other perceived “insult” against Islam. But I am unaware of a single demonstration of Muslims against Muslim terror directed at non-Muslims.

And if morality doesn’t persuade Muslim leaders to issue such a statement and organize such demonstrations, perhaps self-interest will. To just about everyone in the world outside of academia and the media, Islam is not looking good. Muslim leaders should be aware that with Muslims burning Christian churches and Christian bodies in Pakistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Egypt and elsewhere, and the regular massacring of innocents by Muslim terror groups, the protestations by Muslim spokesmen that “Islam is religion of peace” are beginning to wear thin. For a religion that seeks converts, this is not a positive development.

On the other hand, perhaps not that many Muslim religious leaders do believe that Muslim terrorists are going to hell.

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  • AlexanderGofen

    A misguiding title! The “muslim evil” is canonized in koran and hadiths, therefore no consistent muslim can ever confront “muslim evil”! It is we, infidels, who must. We must rid of the muslim evil (i.e. of muslims) in our nation: http://www.resonoelusono.com/Islam/

  • telh

    Outlaw Islam.No civilized society should foster the existence of any organisation whose manifesto instructs its followers to kill or subjugate anyone who disagrees with them.

    • bluffcreek1967

      Right on! Islam, by its very nature, is destructive to health and welfare of humanity.

      http://www.ambrosekane.com

  • http://ironburka.blogspot.com/ Mullah Lodabullah

    There is no redemption for Muslims apart from through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. “Allah” and the false prophet deny both the deity and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, damning those Muslims who die believing them.

  • Hass

    What?! You expect the Muslime religious leaders to tame Islam?
    The Quaran is 75% based on making war with everyone. It’ll never happen.

  • SHmuel HaLevi

    Islam is a cult of death and Muslims will never change that

  • ParkerShannon

    Prager is naïve.

    Muslim evil IS Islam.

    • davarino

      No, I think the last sentance tells us what he really thinks. Everything above that is just him wishing out loud, because he knows the wish can never happen.

      • StanleyT

        Exactly what I was going to say. Mr. Prager is a very knowledgeable man. He is giving us “Western think” – rational, logical, civilized thought – and then he tells the truth in that last sentence.

    • laura rubin

      i think he means secular non practicing muslims. or muslims who follow the oler version of the koran. anyway, i am tired of the whole thing.

      • defcon 4

        “follow the older version of the koran”? HUh?

        • laura rubin

          listen to robert spencer. there was a re write 200 yrs after mohamads death. this re write was much more violent, then the original i dont know if the qurans have both versions together? if so this explains the arguments. i also dont know if the books are different. all i know is that ignorant people take everything @ face value. the lower classes of muslims are primitive. no wonder this is popular in prisons.

          • defcon 4

            Their is only ONE quran.

          • laura rubin

            have you listened to spencer? there was a reformation later, much worse than the original. (even the old testement has violent stuff, not as bad as any koran, guess thats why we have a new testement. not exactly the same, but stuff evolves both ways. just saying). check it out. what ever the deal is, people take it @face value. also radical islam has grown tremendously in the past 10yrs. @one time only saudi arabia had beheading, now about a dozen nations.

          • defcon 4

            “radical” islam? What the hell was the islam that slaughtered/enslaved/expelled all the Jews from Soddy Barbaria? What was the islam that slaughtered tens of millions of Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs in the Indian sub-continent (and continues to do so today). The actions of Timurlane, the great muslime hero, in the Indian sub-continent make the Inquisition look like a Sunday school picnic.

          • defcon 4

            There is only one Quran now. “Reformation” from what? From the islam founded by a psychopathic, genocidal Jew hater and child molester?

          • laura rubin

            please see “de docs” comment. there is speculation that the quran has been distorted after muhammads death. everything gets distorted for political reasons. but never mind, all we know is whats going on now, & that is deadly. deadly for us, & secular muslims.

          • De Doc

            I’ve followed Spencer for years now and never recalled him stating that another Quran was written 200 years after the first one. In his book ‘Did Muhammad Exist?’ (2012) he writes about how many scholars involved in studying Islamic origins from an historical perspective think that the Quran known today did not find a stable form until about 200 yrs after Muhammad’s time. It is almost certain that biographical material and sayings of Muhammad (Sira and Hadith) were written long after his death and most was fabricated for political or hagiographic purposes.

            Another thesis he advances in the same book is that Islam may well have arisen as a religion to serve an expanding Arab empire during the late 8th c. CE, rather than having existed as fully formed in the early 7th c. as the tradition reports. Hence all the aggressive and überviolent passages found in Islam’s most revered texts.

  • Aizino Smith

    Would the Pope know in 1942 or 1943 who was going to win the war? Definitely by June 6, 19444 the Pope would have known who was going to win the war. A that point would the Pope’s declaration saved lives, cost lives or been tossup (substituting Catholics for Jews).

    Certainly Polish Catholics could not have done anything more. The Germans destroyed Warsaw in 1994 with the Russians watching and eating popcorn.

    How many non-Waffen SS were occultists and not Christian? Would the Pope’s declaration mattered to the Gestapo or Death Camp guards?

    • http://nzconservative.blogspot.com Lucia Maria

      Just to correct you, Warsaw was destroyed in 1944 by the Germans. I presume that is what you meant.

      I agree with everything else. :)

      • Aizino Smith

        You are correct. I made the correction.

  • http://onfollowingchrist.wordpress.com Paul B.

    Just one problem with Prager’s remedy. According to the koran these jihadists are the only ones who know they’re going to heaven. When Islam’s own source book directs its followers to kill infidels simply because they don’t believe, then what value do the lives of these innocent shoppers carry with true Muslims? The answer is obvious.

    And therein lies the problem. Any movement in the direction Prager counsels quickly ends in a refutation of Islam. And that is unthinkable – and quite unsurvivable, considering the coercive culture – to Muslims. Islam has a root problem, in that it not only is untrue, it is inhumane.

  • Charles Martel

    Dennis Prager is a very smart man, but he is hopelessly naive. Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a religion of conquest. He does not seem to be able to grasp the concept that bad Muslims are the ones who are not doing the killing. Good Muslims are killing people who will not conver just like their religion teaches. Becuase of his extreme lack of wisdom in this area, I cannot listen to a lot of what Mr. Prager says.

    • midnighteye

      You do not understand the somewhat understated thrust of the piece. Mr. Prager sums it up in the last sentence, and that is what you should be basing your opinion upon.

  • gray_man

    Come on Dennis ! Your’e a smart man. Wake Up !!!
    Islam is Satan’s religion, used by Satan in his battle against God.

  • littleeif

    Mr. Prager, like so many you find it acceptable and necessary to slap Catholics in the face on your way to take issue with others, in this case Muslims. In doing so you have not only created a false equivalence between faiths but advanced a false historical narrative that in the end defeats your objective. Without going out into the weeds reviewing history, let’s simply say you should have stopped with your defense of Pope Pius XII should, for some unknown reason, it have been reasonable to introduce him at all in this context. All to make your grand point that he should have declared murder, torture and genocide a mortal sin – ? – a fact so obvious to any Catholic, German or otherwise, it would have been completely laughable and without effect. There is enough to say about Muslim cooperation in the atrocities of our own time without seeking to gratify one’s own animus toward Catholics and resolve one’s own anxieties about the atrocities of the past.

    • defcon 4

      Well said.

  • De Doc

    Prager, unfortunately, is very naive about Islam, thinking that its core ideology is no different from modern forms of Christianity and Judaism. I suggest he read the Quran and Hadith before he makes such egregiously incorrect assessments about this religion. For Islam to join the modern world and actually assume the mantle of a peaceful religion, its fundamentals would have to change drastically.

    Indeed history attests to variant forms of Islam that did this (Sufi, Ahmaddiyah, Bahai) and predictably were and are vilified and marginalized by the mainstream forms of the religion. Even those Muslims who follow the mainstream version of Islam suffer persecution when they attempt to mollify the religion by adhering to the few, benign aspects of its theology. In fact one can reasonably assert that the truly, righteous Muslims in the world are that way in spite of Islam, not because of it.

    Stick to opinions on Judaism Prager, because you know nothing about this particular religion!

  • Jakareh

    Dennis Prager is not being realistic. Muhammad engaged in “Muslim evil”. He invaded, he raped, he murdered, he massacred, all in the name of spreading Islam. Therefore, to condemn such behavior is to criticize Muhammad, which is literally the worst thing a Muslim can ever do.

    • JoJoJams

      Exactly

  • Biff Henderson

    “Just as the promise of 72 virgins animates many Muslim terrorists, the promise of hell would dissuade many Muslims from terrorism.”

    Sadly, the author is missing the boat. According to what is written in the Qur’an and the Sunna none of the shahid in the Westgate Mall jihad operation are going to miss out on Allah’s Bimbo-Slama Pork-o-Rama as they crossed every t and dotted the i’s. From a Muslim perspective it becomes an act of terrorism if you don’t separate the wheat from the chaff and if you martyr a Musloid or two along the way Allah will not hold it against you; the Holy Warrior intent get out of jail free card comes into play. Mo said you have to first stack a few skulls to show you mean business so the requirement to offer the mercy of Allah, the option of reciting the shahada, can be ignored during the initial stages of Holy war. Kuffar are not innocents. Slay them wherever you find them. Victorious with terror. Dominate, shahada, or death. With no Caliphate the dhimmi option is not in the mix. Getting the Mafiahoodian clerics to admit to the dualistic morality of Islam would require both sides to agree on what certain terms mean to avoid the liberal application of tawriya.

  • El Desdichado

    After this weekend’s massacre by Muslim terrorists at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and Muslim terrorists killing about 80 Christians at a Christian church in Pakistan, most people wonder what, if anything in addition to terror, the Mohammedan ideology has to offer the civilized world…

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    The Catholic who should become a Saint is Pope John XXIII.

    Not Pope Pius XII who should have put morality first but did not.

  • rightrightright

    Muslims regard the Kuffar as guilty and worthy of slaughter for not being a Muslim. There is no such thing in Islam as an innocent Kuffar. Slaughtering the Kuffar is doctrinal to Islam. It lies at the core of Islamic teaching and is impossible to remove.

  • Drakken

    Where ever islam goes, the blood always flows, without exception, Prager unfortunately thinks that islam can be made civilized, when it is obvious that will never happen. Islam needs to be confronted, not appeased.

    • laura rubin

      the western disease: taming the noble savage. ron paul was right, US needs to mind their own business.

      • defcon 4

        It can’t be done islam0fascism is a world-wide phenomenon that infests the US as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Magee/100001349588223 John Magee

    The motivating factor among the conspirators who organized the July 20th 1944 plot (and many others which failed) to kill Hitler was their Christian faith. Colonel Count Klaus Von Stauffenberg, the man who planted the bomb in the wooden building at Hitler’s Eastern Front headquarters at Rastenburg, East Prussia which almost killed Hitler, was a devout Roman Catholic. Had the meeting been held in the underground bunker, as originally planned, Hitler would almost certainly have been killed. Others in the conspiracy were also motivated Christian faith and their loathing of the Nazi’s and their brutality toward the Jews and the Slavic nation’s of Eastern Europe. At least 22 million Russian and Ukrainian Eastern Orthodox Christians were killed by the Nazi’s. At least 2 million Catholic Poles were killed by the Nazi’s because they were also considered “subhumans” by Nazi racial laws. There was a moral outrage by Christian Germans serving in the German Army against the Nazi’s. All major Allied nations in WW II were majority Christian nations including the atheist USSR. Majority Christian WW II Allies like the USA, Britain, and Canada bombed German and Italian cities and in the process destroyed churches, monasteries, convents, and Christian schools. Bombs even fell on Vatican City during Allied air raids on Rome. Almost one million German Christians were killed by Allied Christians during the 3 years of carpet bombing of German cities. If modern Christians can recognize evil among their “ranks” why can’t 21st century Muslims evolve from their past and distance themselves from the Koran and do the same? We all know why. Islam can never change because if it does it will no longer be Islam.

  • FrontPgSubscr

    How can the fox police the hen house?

    • defcon 4

      All we have to do is look at any islamic state today to know how muslimes treat the najjis kuffar. There’s no way to lie around systematic persecution, ethnic cleansing, forcible conversion and murder being carried out by muslimes, in all their islamic states, to some degree or another.

  • DisplacedTxn

    When more secular Muslim’s confront the seedy side of the Salafist’s ideology, they are often met with violence. This was the case of a Pakistani official who opposed the blasphemy law. His body guard killed him. Most Muslim’s have no idea of what the Koran or the hadith say about jihad. My daughter is dating a young man from Dubai. He converted to Christianity. His parents are non-observant. They are not happy about their son’s decision, but they tolerate his decision. While Dennis is correct that only other Muslims can change the dynamic, it is naive to think that jihadists will listen to other Muslims, especially if the other Muslims are considered apostate if they are not observant.

    • defcon 4

      To even broach the subject of reforming islam in any islamic state wouldn’t be the act of a sane person, because death or imprisonment would be the likely outcome.

  • Giles Blyzzard

    What makes you think that the Sunni leaders, the imams of the Al-Azhar mosque, the University of Cairo or the Saudi leaders don’t support terrorism? If you think muslims are going to stop this you are living in fantasy land. They haven’t done anything to stop it in 1400 years, because the terrorists are doing exactly what Mohammed did when he was alive. To oppose terrorism is to oppose Mohammed and Islam itself. I think you need a tutoring session from Robert Spencer.

  • tanstaafl

    In the 1400 years of Islamic history, Muslims have killed over 270 million infidels. This is still going on today.

  • Father Dacius

    It is not fashionable among what we used to call the salon set, to view Europeans as other than oppressors, both historically or in the present sense. I have been told by the ignorant, so many times “Christianity has killed more people than anyone else” or All modern wars were started by the Christian West” and I find myself nearly speechless in presence of such monumental ignorance. People need to wake up, find a source for genuine history to offset the swill fed them in public school and have a grip on reality. No wonder the Obamites dread school vouchers, God forbid some child might go to a religious institution where reality is taught.

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  • midnighteye

    Since when was the United States 6,000 miles away from Germany?

  • bluffcreek1967

    Sorry Dennis, muslims won’t ever be confronting their own atrocities done in the name of their pedophile prophet. If they do, they will manage to no longer be muslims or, at best, inconsistent ones. Islam prevails among its followers via intimidation and the threats of penalty for apostasy, so any idea that muslims in mass will rise up to oppose its religious foundations is somewhat naive. There is NO moderate Islam as some people assume. Granted, not every muslim is a terrorist, but there’s a lot of them who will stand idly by as the more radical ones murder everyone in sight.

    Muslims DON’T belong in civilized western nations. They refuse to assimilate and they will ultimately attempt to destroy us from within.

    http://www.ambrosekane.com

  • joesph

    all muslims support jihad…when you finally see this then you will finally become sane on the issue…all muslims support jihad. There is no such thing as a moderate muslim..there are oinly silent muslims who support jihad or violent muslims who support jihad….multiculturalism is a lie and a fool’s game.

  • Genghis7777

    Prager is understandably opposing injustices toward non-combatants. The problem is that the Islamic definition of “non-combatant” is rather inclusive.