ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION LIKE OTHER RELIGIONS AND A MOSQUE IS NOT LIKE A CHURCH

ISLAM IS NOT  A RELIGION LIKE OTHER RELIGIONS
AND A MOSQUE  IS NOT LIKE A CHURCH
At the root of opposition to mosques that is now beginning to be voiced  around the country is the fear that Islam might just not be the religion of  peace that our misguided political leaders say it is or that Islamic spokesmen  from the Moslem advocacy organizations say it is. People fear that Islam is not  just another religion like Christianity or Buddhism or whatever. These fears are  well-founded; and Islamic scholars are the first ones to tell us that Islam  is NOT a religion like other religions.
For example, Yusuf Qaradawi (the most influential Muslim cleric in the  world today, the spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood who is admired by Imam  Rauf of the Ground Zero Mosque project) said: Islam is not a religion in the common, distorted meaning of the  word, confining its scope only to the private life of man. By saying that it is  a complete way of life, we mean that it caters for all the fields of human  existence. In fact, Islam provides guidance for all walks of life — individual  and social, material and moral, economic and political, legal and cultural,  national and international.” 
This “complete way of life” is the all-encompassing Sharia sacred Islamic  law which, among other things, calls for the legal subordination of  non-Moslems to Moslems and of women to men; it requires death for homosexuals,  apostates and blasphemers. And, it calls for eternal war (jihad) against  non-Moslems until Islamic law dominates throughout the world. These doctrines  all come from the Koran and the sayings of Muhammad which are preached and  taught in every mosque in the world, and will be taught in the Ground Zero  mosque.
People need to understand why Islam is unique and not like other religions.  Then they would know that mosques are not like churches because mosques  are centers for the propagation of sharia law. Mosques are  centers for the propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology, and they should be  treated like other centers for the propagation of supremacist, violent and  imperialist ideology, such as the Communist Party or the Nazi Party.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan once famously said, “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets,  the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our  soldiers.”
The most influential Islamic religious authority in the world  today, Yusuf Qaradawi, wrote:

“The mosque at the time of the Prophet was  his propagation center, the headquarters of the state, as it was for his  successors, the rightly guided Khalifas, the mosque was their base for all their  activities political as well as non-political…. the mission of the mosque as  required by correct Islam is not an isolation from the politics… From ancient  times the mosque has had a role in jihad for the sake of Allah, resisting the  enemies of this religion from the invading occupiers. That blessed Intifada in  the land of the prophets, Palestine, started from none other but the mosques,  and it first all came from the minarets and it was first known as the mosque  revolution. The mosque’s role in the Afghan jihad, and every Islamic jihad  cannot be denied.”

It is not religious bigotry to expose the religious bigotry of Islam; it is  ideological self-defense.

Obama’s ‘tide of war’ idiocy

Obama’s ‘tide of war’ idiocy

Jerry
Philipson

When President Obama announced the withdrawal of all
American troops from Iraq by the end of 2011 Friday, he said, “The tide of war
is receding,” and used this statement as justification for the decision to
leave.

The statement is one of the most idiotic, misleading
and just plain false statements Obama has made about the Middle East since he
took office. There have been many others but this one stands out for its
ignorance and duplicity.

The tide of war in the Middle East is most certainly
not receding. It is exactly the opposite and this is in large part because of
Obama’s feckless foreign policy and refusal to stand up for American interests
in the region and support American allies there.  Because of American weakness
and intransigence, a large-scale conflagration involving many players is
inevitable and this has to be placed on Obama’s shoulders.

American respect and influence in the Middle East has
been almost totally diminished since Obama took office.  All over the Middle
East America’s enemies are taking advantage of the vacuum that has been created
and are busily preparing for war on a grand scale, against the United States,
against Israel and against each other.  When Obama says “The tide of war is
receding” and using that as justification to pull American troops out of Iraq
he’s really saying that he doesn’t know what to do about the Middle East, that
he’s washing his hands of the place and that he’s abandoning America’s remaining
friends and allies there, like Israel and Saudi Arabia.  He’s also telling the
world that he’s willing to accept the rise of Islamism and Islamists throughout
the region even though this threatens the national security of the United States
itself because he doesn’t know what to do about that either.

So the tide of war is receding is
it?

Not in Iraq it isn’t. The country is embroiled in
sectarian and religious warfare which is only going to get worse once America
leaves, and the government there could easily collapse as a
result.

Not in Libya it isn’t.  The country is about to be
plunged into a bloody civil war now that there is no central authority holding
it together.

Not in Egypt it isn’t.  Ever since President Mubarak
was driven from office Egypt has become more antagonistic to the United States
and Israel, and that antagonism could easily lead to bloodshed and war in the
foreseeable future.

Not in Syria it isn’t.  Syrians are already fighting a
brutal civil war, with the regime showing no signs of backing down and ending
its vicious, pitiless repression.

Not in Iran it isn’t.  Iran is close to becoming a
nuclear power and is becoming more and more militaristic every day, especially
towards Israel and the US but really towards everyone else in the region too,
with results that are entirely predictable.

Not in Turkey it isn’t. The Turks are turning away
from the West and becoming more hostile and threatening as we
speak.

Noin Gaza and the West Bank it isn’t.  Palestinians
are becoming bolder by the minute and another intifada is virtually a foregone
conclusion.

Not in Israel it isn’t.  Israelis are feeling very
isolated and alone and may launch preemptive attacks as a matter of national
survival, especially against Iran.

Not in Saudi Arabia it isn’t.  The Saudis have been
begging the Americans for years to rid the Middle East of the Iranian threat to
them and everyone else.  They have come to the conclusion that America will do
no such thing and have decided to defend themselves if necessary, even if that
means nuclear war.

Not in Afghanistan it isn’t.  The war there is ongoing
and there can be no doubt that the country will implode once the United States
leaves.

Not anywhere that Islamists and Islamism are rising to
the fore it isn’t, which is to say everywhere in the Middle East except Israel.
Islamists and Islamism are mortal enemies of the United States and their rise
guarantees internecine warfare in the region and eventual war against the
US.

For a President of the United States to say that “The
tide of war is receding.” is beyond idiotic, misleading, false, ignorant and
blind. It is also very, very dangerous and severely compromises America’s
national security and way of life.  Obama is clearly unfit for office and the
sooner he’s drummed out of office the better.  Our survival depends on
it.

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