Thursday, January 15, 2015

Islam – a growing threat to peace and freedom

The cowardly attacks this week in Paris and late last year in Sydney are an affront to the values of all Australians and demonstrate the significant threat posed by terrorism and lone wolf extremists. The attack in Paris was not merely an exercise of barbarism; it was an assault on freedom of expression, which is the lifeblood of free societies. Senator George Brandis

I was absolutely flabbergasted listening to an interview with the French ambassador to Australia on the 7.30 Report.
He said among other things: “France has failed in the past to integrate their Muslim population into the French society.  We just have to try harder.” How often would he want to try and fail in every attempt to integrate them?  Other European countries tried as well and failed - to try to integrate them is an exercise in futility. One has to wonder what planet he is from. Islam is a way of life and it is their way or no way.

Following are three interesting reads. 1. As the title states. – 2. What a Dutch politician said to the Dutch parliament. 3. Is an interesting insight, into the writings of the Koran, straight from the horse's mouth!  You will see here that Islam is not a religion of peace. - Werner

1. NORWAY DEPORTS MUSLIMS, CRIME RATE DROPS 31 per cent. Read more, click here. Here’s one European country that has woken up to the dangers of Islamic immigration.  Perhaps the Australian government could learn something from this or emulate it. Is anybody surprised? Oslo, Norway: "The world's largest gang of thugs, murderers, and rapists is masquerading as a religion of peace," says Adrian Stavig, a resident of Oslo. Beginning this past January, the New Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg began a program which targets and deports Muslims who have ties to radical groups. While many in America would say this is racist, it worked in dramatic fashion. Violent crimes are down more than 31% in Norway.

2. Dutch politician Machiel de Graaf with the PVV party to the Dutch Parliament. “Without Islam, the Netherlands would be a wonderful country. Who can disagree? In country after country people say the same thing. Without Islam, the Netherlands would not be losing 7.2 billion per year on mass (Muslim) immigration. Without Islam there would be no mosques in the Netherlands and people would not be confronted every day by Islamic headscarves, “hate beards”, and minarets; a country without all the symbols of Islamic domination, wonderful. What a country the Netherlands would be!” (This is one of many European countries  who want to shut the gate after the horse has bolted. – Werner)
3. An interesting insight into Islam: "The Koran Dilemma" by Al Fadi, as told By Erick Stakelbeck, CBN News Correspondent, Friday, May 11, 2012. CBN News correspondent and terrorism analyst, Erick Stakelbeck, is a sought after authority on terrorism and national security issues with extensive experience in television, radio, and print media.
It's been 10 years since Muslim terrorists carried out the 9/11 attacks. Yet polls show that most Americans still have very little understanding of Islam. CBN News recently spoke with one former Muslim who is looking to change that by revealing the politically incorrect truth about the Koran.  Al Fadi, a Saudi native, said it's no coincidence that a majority of the 9/11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. "When I lived in Saudi Arabia, not only did I look at non-Muslims as second class, you would look at non-devout Muslims as second class citizens," Fadi told CBN News. "If Islam has to prosper, be the superior religion, then certain steps must be taken by its followers, including spreading Islam at any cost, including the sword and killing any opposition," he said.

Real Life under Islam.
These days Al Fadi, which is a pseudonym, lives in the West. He also left Islam for Christianity, a move that would bring a death sentence in his native country. "The Koran will emphatically say in chapter 4, verse 157 that the crucifixion never took place, that someone else was made to look like Jesus and was put in his place," Fadi explained.

"So you learn all of these things and then of course you learn that the Koran tells you to hate the Christians and the Jews," he said. Fadi wants to bring these bitter truths about Islam's holiest book to a Western audience. Like other former Muslims, he's written a book called 'The Qur'an Dilemma.'The book analyzes the teachings of the Koran from the perspective of someone who actually lived under them. According to Fadi, life under Islam is much different than the white-washed version often presented by the Western media and Muslim pressure groups. 

That includes the Koran's call to jihad, or "holy" war, against non-believers. "It is basically a proscriptive demand found in the Koran when it comes to jihad - killing the infidels, spreading Islam until there is no other religion on earth except the religion of Allah," Fadi explained. "The West does not know many, if not all, of these things because they're basically oblivious to what the Koran teaches as a whole. They're only fed portions of the Koran," he said.

Violent Turns
Those peaceful portions, Fadi says, came during the early stages in the career of Islam's prophet, Mohammed.  During these years, Mohammed lived in the Saudi city of Mecca with only a handful of followers. His message changed dramatically once he moved to Medina and gained converts and political power. Many of the Koranic verses from that later Medina period include calls to violence and intolerance.
Like chapter 8, verse 12: "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them." Then there is the infamous verse of the sword in chapter 9, verse 5: "Slay the idolaters wherever you find them and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. Meanwhile, chapter 5, verse 51 warns Muslims not to befriend Jews and Christians.

Loving Your Enemies

Fadi said these later verses represent Mohammed's final say on the matter. Any older, more peaceful verses were cancelled out--or abrogated--by the later "revelations."  "You cannot stand against the religion, you cannot critique the prophet or the teaching of the Koran and you cannot leave the religion because you're not free to do so," Fadi said. "There is no equality between genders; there is no equality between people of other faiths."

Fadi experienced this belief system firsthand growing up in Saudi Arabia, Mohammed's birthplace. He was a radical Wahhabi Muslim who knew members of the bin Laden family. As a young man, Fadi wanted to follow in Osama bin Laden's footsteps and take on Soviets in Afghanistan."I was willing to go fight and die. And then that opportunity didn't take place," Fadi recalled.

That's when he decided to attend college in the West - in the very backyard of his sworn enemies.
Fadi planned to promote Islam to anyone who would listen. But a funny thing happened along the way. For the first time in his life, Fadi actually met and spent time with Christians. "Basically, the more I met people who follow Christ, the more I realized that they are distinct and unique in their character. They're kind, they're patient, they're loving, they have moral values, they don't look at others with hatred," he recalled "At some point I heard the teaching of Christ to love your enemies. Technically speaking, I am their enemy, and they didn't hate me, they actually loved me," he said.

Leaving Islam
Before long, Fadi was ready to do what had once been unthinkable: to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. But the decision was not an easy one. "For you to leave Islam, you are leaving your identity, your culture, your community, your family, everything that you grew up to believe to be true," he said. "There is no separation between state and mosque, state and religion."Fadi's family in Saudi Arabia eventually came to grips with his leaving Islam. One of his brothers, however, still threatens his life on a regular basis. But he said the threats won't stop him from telling the truth about his former religion.

Infiltrating the Infidels
"Muslims know very well that the best way to conquer is not by the sword anymore," Fadi said. "It's by infiltrating the societies, the political systems, and by basically taking their time to grow, to become a majority that at some point, they will have a voice that they can topple things basically to their advantage," he said. With The Qur'an Dilemma, Fadi hopes to ensure that never happens.*Originally aired September 13, 2011.
My thought for today: The best time to make friends is before you need them. Ethel Barrymore
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Aussie Grandmother said...

This is an excellent posting, Werner. Islam is indeed a threat to peace and freedom. What a pity that our politicians have blinkers on and wouldn’t have the guts to say what this Dutch member of parliament said. Senator Cory Bernardi might be the exception, but he gets chastised for speaking out. Most true blue Aussies can see the ever increasing problems with Islam in Australia – but they will get worse as their numbers and demands increase. I think we should shut the gate to Muslim immigration now, before it is too late – if not already.

June Ryan said...

Australians should look more closely at what is happening to our country.Most migrants came to Australia because their own country is and has been ravaged by the corruption of their economic, political and religious leaders.
The planet is fast running out of lands where desperate people can run to and turn to for protection.
June Ryan

Christy said...

June Ryan, I agree with you somewhat. But most migrants that came from Europe assimilated and integrated into the Australian way of life. Al Fadi, described it splendidly what the Koran demands and this is why the Sydney and Melbourne Muslims don’t integrate.

Lorraine said...

Good work Werner. I watched the YouTube a debate by the Oxford Union. It was ‘Is Islam a religion of peace “. After very interesting academic discussions, it ended with a vote that Islam is a religion of Peace. So with all the sensible talk and showing what the Koran teaches these academics voted in a way that surprised me . Copy this link and paste it in your browser.

B. Woods said...

What Al Fadi tells us in this posting should worry every true blue Aussie. If our politicians don’t wake up soon and stop Muslims coming here, the future will look bleak for this country. Muammar Gaddafi once stated that “There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam in Europe without sword, without gun, without conquest, and that will also apply to Australia

Alison and Martin said...

I found this posting extremely interesting and elucidating. The following excerpt (Al Fadi) is all you need to know about Islam to get you worried.
"If Islam has to prosper, be the superior religion, then certain steps must be taken by its followers, including spreading Islam at any cost, including the sword and killing any opposition."