In part 1, I began by talking about patterns and the threat of Islamic terrorism.
In part 5, I argued that the American system — the Modern Structure — was in crisis.
The Modern Structure is, however, an empire. Perhaps we could call it the Global Structure.
The Global Structure, especially the European vassal states, is also in crisis.
In the last part, we had Clinton the Clown in our sights; here and next couple of parts, we will survey the whole Circus.
Trump’s Inaugural address became known as “American Carnage”
His entire campaign has, and even in his recent press conference, painted a picture of social and political disorder – “a mess” – and dysfunction:
( Given what I have covered, here and here, Trump seems to be fighting back against the Deep State, by claiming Flynn did nothing wrong and that the “leaks” were illegal. In the press conference he hammered the media by acting as the tools of the Deep State.)
Is it an accurate vision of the world? Is the Global Circus in danger of falling down?
How have the Clowns in the Circus responded to Islam?
Let’s take a look. First, let’s take one last look at Clinton and her lies over Islam.
The American Circus.
Clinton claims that there is no problem with Islam:
“Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”
The facts suggest otherwise. Here is Robert Spencer:
Abdullah Azzam — who, along with Osama bin Laden, co-founded al-Qaeda — wrote in his book length exhortation to jihad, Join the Caravan, that “the Prophet (SAWS) was a master of the Mujahideen” who “used to go out on military expeditions or send out an army at least every two months.”
(Muslims see Muhammad as the “perfect man” and one who should be emulated.)
Are Muhammad’s “military expeditions” in any way “problematic”? Egyptian scholar Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd explains:
If we follow the rules of interpretation developed from the classical science of Koranic interpretation, it is NOT possible to condemn terrorism in religious terms.
It remains completely true to the classical rules in its evolution of sanctity for its own justification. This is where the secret of its theological strength lies.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow 9/11 defendants, in their lengthy apologia for 9/11, explicitly depicted it as an Islamic jihad attack:
Many thanks to God, for his kind gesture, and choosing us to perform the act of Jihad for his cause and to defend Islam and Muslims. Therefore, killing you and fighting you, destroying you and terrorizing you, responding back to your attacks, are all considered to be great legitimate duty in our religion.
Indeed, Taliban terrorist Baitullah Mehsud declared:
Allah on 480 occasions in the Holy Koran extols Muslims to wage jihad. We only fulfill God’s orders. Only jihad can bring peace to the world.
So, these terrorist leaders certainly found Islam to be “problematic.” Are these terrorists “extremists”?
Well — even though they were all devout Muslims determined to follow their religion properly — we should first turn to the authoritative sources in Sunni Islam, the schools of Sunni jurisprudence (madhahib), to answer that question.
A Shafi’i manual of Islamic law was certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, perhaps the leading authority in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy.
When discussing jihad, that manual stipulates that “the caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians … until they become Muslim or pay the non-Muslim poll tax.”
It added a comment from Sheikh Nuh Ali Salman, a Jordanian expert on Islamic jurisprudence: the caliph wages this war only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya) … while remaining in their ancestral religions.” (Reliance of the Traveller, o9.8).
Of course, there is no caliph today, unless one accepts the claims of the Islamic State, and hence the oft-repeated claim that Osama, et al are waging jihad illegitimately, as no state authority has authorized their jihad.
However — they explain their actions in terms of defensive jihad. Defensive jihad needs no state authority to initiate it, and becomes “obligatory for everyone” (Reliance of the Traveller, o9.3) if a Muslim land is attacked.
And the defensive jihad is not declared over when peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims as equals is achieved. Reliance of the Traveller specifies that the warfare against non-Muslims must continue until “the final descent of Jesus.”
After that? “[N]othing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus’ descent” (o9.8).
From Theory to Practice.
ISIS in America:
Seventy-one individuals have been charged with ISIS-related activities since March 2014. Fifty-six have been arrested in 2015 alone, a record number of terrorism-related arrests for any year since 9/11. Of those charged: ‚ The average age is 26. ‚ 86% are male. ‚ Their activities were located in 21 states. ‚ 51% traveled or attempted to travel abroad. ‚ 27% were involved in plots to carry out attacks on U.S. soil. ‚ 55% were arrested in an operation involving an informant and/or an undercover agent.
The numbers in the U.S., while similarly difficult to measure precisely, are significantly lower than those in most European countries. In June 2015 the FBI stated that “upwards of 200 Americans have traveled or attempted to travel to Syria to participate in the conflict.”17 A few weeks later, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence estimated that more than 250 individuals from the U.S. had traveled or attempted to travel to the conflict area, a few dozen had joined the ranks of ISIS, and some 20 had died. Moreover, the surge in the number of American foreign fighters is small compared to those who sympathize with and embrace ISIS’s ideology. American authorities have consistently said that the popularity of ISIS’s propaganda, driven largely by its savvy social media tactics, wholly overshadows that of al Qaeda. Tellingly, in May 2015 FBI Director James Comey spoke of “hundreds, maybe thousands” of ISIS sympathizers and potential recruits across the country, disclosing that the Bureau had related investigations running in all 50 states.19 A few months later, in October 2015, Comey revealed that the FBI had a staggering 900 active investigations against homegrown violent extremists. Publicly available information confirms a sharp surge of jihadist activities in the U.S., especially when compared to dynamics seen in the years since the wave of arrests following 9/11. Since March 2014, 71 individuals in one way or another linked to ISIS have been charged in the U.S. for terrorism-related activities. The number of arrests has spiked in recent months, with 56 arrested since January 2015. In the same period, a handful of attacks have occurred across the country.
ISIS is not just urging attacks but is using refugees to infiltrate and attack Europe:
The Obama administration has resettled 13,210 Syrian refugees into the United States since the beginning of 2016 – an increase of 675 percent over the same 10-month period in 2015.
Of those, 13,100 (99.1 percent) are Muslims – 12,966 Sunnis, 24 Shi’a, and 110 other Muslims – and 77 (0.5 percent) are Christians. Another 24 (0.18 percent) are Yazidis.
During the Jan.-Oct. period in 2015, 1,705 Syrian refugees were admitted, of whom 1,664 (97.5 percent) were Muslims and 29 (1.7 percent) were Christians.
Meanwhile the surge of Syrian refugee admissions initiated by the administration last February has continued into the new fiscal year, now one month-old: A total of 1,297 were resettled during October – a 593 percent increase over the 187 admitted in October 2015.
Perhaps you think this is an unfair, cherry picked, depiction of Islam?
I recommend the following two books:
The first is a compendium of Islamic theology and the scriptural and textual justification for Jihad from the Koran, the Haidths, and Muslim scholars across a thousand years. Secondly, it contains primary and secondary literature of how the theory of Jihad manifested itself in practice – the repeated invasions of Europe and the conquest and colonisation of Africa and India. It’s a fat book, and I don’t think you can consider yourself really educated on the subject unless you have read it.
The second is a translation of the theological and propaganda works of Ayman Al Zawahiri and Osama Bin Laden. The theological works are essential reading, for here you see the careful consideration that is given to justifying suicide bombing as theologically and ethically justified.
The only real question here is why is Clinton, the Cathedral and the Brahmins lying about Islam?