Soothing lies to stop the population from worrying about Islam

Obama-blindfolded

Dear citizen of a western democracy. There is no need to get nervous about the Muslim population rising in your country. Please remain complacent. We will tell you when it is time to panic and that time is definitely not now. Trust me citizen, ignorance is a blessing. There is no need for you to understand the full nature and magnitude of the Jihad threat as we your democratically elected representatives have it all under control. If we don’t have it under control don’t worry, as we will still tell you we have it under control even if we don’t because we do not want you to worry your pretty little head about it.

We highly recommend the following soothing lies to help you sleep at night. We have borrowed some of them from Obama and some from Mark Cunningham but I am sure they will not mind us sharing them with you today.

Lie one: The Islamic State is not Islamic.

What the Islamic State is, is a cheap and horrible fake ? a con job.

Consider: The IS claims to be restoring the ?pure Islam? of a past era, either of the time of the Prophet and the early caliphs, or of the later, medieval caliphates.

Yet, what ? beyond its snuff videos ? is the IS most known for? For slaughtering Christians, Yezidis and other non-Muslims, or expelling them from areas it controls.

Strange: These very same peoples survived and even thrived under Islamic rule for more than a thousand years, including under all the caliphs that IS cites as upholding ?true Islam.?

What the IS tells other Muslims about its brand of Islam, in other words, is an outright lie.

-New York Post, March 1, 2015

 

Rebuttal:

They ‘survived ‘ under Islamic rule because they submitted in order to avoid death.The Islamic State actually slaughtered Christians, Yezidis and other non-Muslims, or expelled them from areas it controled, as part of its endeavor to reimpose Islamic laws over those years.Those who were not slaughtered….

submitted to Islamic hegemony, paid the jizya, and lived as dhimmis, in accord with Qur?an 9:29 and the Sharia rules that were elaborated from that passage?s command that non-Muslims in the Islamic State must ?pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.?

…The Ottoman Empire, the last caliphate, abolished the dhimma under Western pressure in 1856. After that Christians in the areas the Islamic State controls were no longer second-class except insofar as the laws governing dhimmis remained as a cultural hangover in the area. Under the relatively secular states of the Assads in Syria and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Christians and other non-Muslims had almost equal rights with Muslims.

Then came the Islamic State, and it wanted to reassert Islamic law. So it demanded that Christians submit and pay the jizya. When they refused, they were exiled or killed, in accord with Muhammad?s words: ?Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war?When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them?.If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah?s help and fight them.? (Sahih Muslim 4294)

-jihadwatch.org

Lie two: Islam itself has prospered most when it has embraced such tolerance

? and that we can see this from the time of the Prophet and beyond, when Islam exploded in a matter of decades from a handful of men to half the civilized world.

For, in the centuries before Mohammad, the Christian rulers of the Eastern Roman Empire had ruthlessly and bloodily sought to stamp out Christian worship that did not conform to their Orthodox faith. These savage campaigns decimated whole populations.

And then the Prophet and his armies rode in, and said to these Christians, and also the Jews, ?Accept our rule and you may worship as you will ? you?ll just have to pay a tax.?

No, this wasn?t much like the religious tolerance now practiced in the West. But it was far greater tolerance than the Byzantine Christians offered.

-New York Post, March 1, 2015

 

Rebuttal:

Cunningham?s ignorance of Islamic history is embarrassing. Muhammad is supposed to have died in 632. The Arab conquest of Eastern Roman imperial holdings began after that. The closest Muhammad got, according to Islamic tradition, was his attempted attack on the Byzantine imperial garrison at Tabuk, but the Byzantines left before he got there.

Cunningham reflects another widely held falsehood when he suggests that the Christians and Jews had it better under the Muslims than under the Byzantines. Islamic tradition has the caliph Umar making a telling admission in a message to an underling: ?Do you think,? he asked, ?that these vast countries, Syria, Mesopotamia, Kufa, Basra, Misr [Egypt] do not have to be covered with troops who must be well paid?? Why did these areas have to be ?covered? with troops, if the Muslim invaders were more tolerant than the Byzantines?

-jihadwatch.org

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Lie Three: This principle of tolerance continued to bolster Islam and its culture for centuries.

Maimonides, one of the greatest Jewish sages of all time, lived his entire life under Muslim rule ? enriching not only Jewish understanding, but also laying the groundwork for thinkers of Islam?s Golden Age, such as Avicenna, Averroes and Al-Farabi.

-New York Post, March 1, 2015

Rebuttal:

Actually, Maimonides lived for a time in Muslim Spain and then fled that supposedly tolerant and pluralistic land, remarking, ?You know, my brethren, that on account of our sins God has cast us into the midst of this people, the nation of Ishmael, who persecute us severely, and who devise ways to harm us and to debase us?.No nation has ever done more harm to Israel. None has matched it in debasing and humiliating us. None has been able to reduce us as they have?.We have borne their imposed degradation, their lies, and absurdities, which are beyond human power to bear.?

–jihadwatch.org

Lie Four: The United States and its western allies are not at war with Islam

Rebuttal:

If we are not at war with them someone needs to tell them that because they clearly consider themselves at war with us. Numerous Islamic Religious leaders have declared war on the West or at the very least their intention to impose Sharia law which would mean the end of democracy as we know it. If that is not a declaration of war, to replace our democratic laws with their brutal and barbaric ones I don’t know what it?

The Islamic State has declared a new target in its war on the West – a co-founder of Twitter.

Twitter has routinely shut down Islamic State social media accounts, particularly those that threaten or link to beheadings and other atrocities. The militant group, also known as ISIL or Isis, posted an online threat on Sunday (US time) warning Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey that “your virtual war on the Internet will cause a real war on you”.

-stuff.co.nz

 

But critics are mocking the president and his administration for not using phrases like “Islamic terrorism.”

Thursday’s New York Post shows a picture of the president blindfolded with the caption “Islamic Terror? I Just Don’t See It.”

Cliff May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, says the president and his administration need to acknowledge that radical Islam is behind terrorism and?groups like ISIS.

“We’re kind of avoiding making decisions now and we’re saying things that really nobody that’s informed about these matters can actually believe,” Cliff May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, told CBN News.

“He thinks he’s doing it because he wants to avoid the impression that this is in any way a religious war ? it was 21 Coptic Christians who had their heads taken off by the Islamic State,” May said.

cbn.com

 

 

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