Al Qaeda Survives
Eleven years ago Tuesday, several Muslims acting under the purported leadership of Usama bin Laden's Al Qaeda (The Base) formed in the late 1980s to fight the Russian invaders of Afghanistan launched near simultaneous aerial suicidal attacks on the United States. Al Qaeda operates as a network comprising a multinational stateless army and a radical Sunni movement calling for global Jihad and a strict interpretation of Shariah Law.
The United States maintains a seemingly friendly relationship with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the dominate religion of which is Sunni Islam, reportedly the least radical of the two main factions of Islam -- Shi'a being the most radical and shariah-adherent of the two.
The battle between the deuteragonists Sunni and Shiite spills over into non-aligned countries. Afghanistan is primarily a Sunni dynasty stemming from the Muslim invasions of the seventh and ninth centuries. Pakistan, southern parts of the former Soviet Union and portions of Northern India also were forcibly converted to Islam.
The modern world looks but obviously does not see or recognize the octopus with outstretched tentacles enveloping the non-Muslim world. At no time has the adage, "Know thine enemy" been more fitting than today. If one but reads the history of the Muslim conquests of huge areas of the middle East, North Africa, the Island nations of Southeast Asia and the extensive inroads into continental Europe and a foothold in North America, the reader should be alarmed, mortally alarmed.
A Muslim may by all accounts be a "good" Muslim and "seem nice enough" but appearances and behavior relative to non-Muslims is at best deceptive and at worst a warning. Let us take a swift trip back through time to about 570 AD. Muhammad was born in Mecca. He was orphaned at an early age and was adopted by an uncle. Muhammad became a respected merchant trader and was regarded highly for his abilities to settle disputes.
At around age 40 Muhammad reportedly had "visions." So did Jim Jones, David Koresh, Adolph Hitler and Mohandas K. Ghandi. Are people who have "visions" bad people? Absolutely not! It is the manner in which they act relative to the visions that will determine how they are judged. I choose not to make judgments on any but Muhammad since Muhammad claimed to have been told through the medium of the Archangel Gabriel that a new Deity, "Allah" had declared Muhammad to be the last and "only" true prophet of the one true god, Allah. One must remember the cultural makeup of Arabia at the time of Muhammad's visions. There were Israelites, worshipers of Yahweh, Christians, worshipers of God in the Trinity, likely a few Zoroastrians who worshiped Ahura Mazda and the various clans of Arabian nomads, city dwellers, and merchants who for the most part followed the Abrahamic tradition. "No other people of the time or subsequently so well remembered the Abrahamic tradition and so closely performed the Abrahamic rites as did the Arabs. Yet, at the same time, they had succumbed to polytheism and idolatry with all its concomitant usages and superstitions."
These Arabic peoples were ripe for a snake oil salesman to come along and sing the praises of the real god and he had the sole rite of patent, because Allah said so. Who was in a position to contradict Muhammad? He conversed with Gabriel in a cave, had all that was said was transcribed because Muhammad was illiterate and because his prophecies were never questioned by a gullible people seeking the "real" god among their many gods.
After Muhammad's first visions and revelations from Gabriel, he began to preach more zealously and soon had numerous followers. He became popular and powerful among his people, all the while remaining in Mecca. Even though he had convinced many to join his cause, there remained great opposition in Mecca. Muhammad decided to move with his followers to the city of Yathrib some 450 Kilometers north of Mecca. Yathrib was later named Medina or City of the Prophet. This migration to Medina, called the Hijra, began on September 24, 622 and is considered the start of the Muslim calendar.
During the second year in Medina, life became financially difficult for Muhammad and his followers. "Muhammad started to raid caravans and divide the spoils among his men. He became very powerful and with just 350-armed men, Muhammad attached a caravan at Badr, defeating an army of one thousand men who had come from Mecca to protect the caravan. The victory at Badr had great importance for Muhammad as it assured him that Allah was with him."
Success in robbery and murder set the tenor for Muhammad and for Islam. Muhammad's power continued to grow resulting in a treaty between Quaraish peoples of Mecca and Muhammad and his followers who by that time had become a band of thugs. Muhammad broke the treaty just two years later. With an army of 10,000 men, he attacked and captured Mecca.
"He took control of the city and became the undisputed political and religious leader of Arabia. Mecca became the center of Islam." (ibid)
Muhammad had become the most murderous demagogue of his time, possibly the worst ever. His goal was world domination and for that matter, nothing has changed. Islam has spread its grasping tentacles throughout the world, with the stated goal of absolute conversion of all peoples to Islam and submission to Allah. There are but two alternatives, Death of Dhimmitude.
Dhimmitude is but lifelong slavery, third class citizenship and without armed rebellion, no hope of escape.
Followers of Muhammad's vision of Islam, and there is no other, demands the faithful to proselytize or condemn the infidels. Muslims worldwide are attempting to overcome the judicial systems, police machinery and social programs of every country in which they have a large numerical presence. Notable examples are Great Britain, Holland, Belgium, France and others.
Muslims smile and hate simultaneously. Islam desires the world and will kill to get it.
The United States is not immune; the rhetoric from members of Islam in America are delusionary: "The high crimes and injustices Obama has racked up would have sent Bush packing. Black Americans (especially Muslims) who's unyielding support of Obama (regardless of what he does) will certainly cause us (blacks) to loose our distinction as a people who always 'Stood-Up' for what is 'Morally Right.'"
There can be absolutely no distinction made between a Muslim who says, "We are a peaceful religion" and the radical who cries out for the destruction of Israel and the Big Satan, America. Both are expert practitioners of rhetorical dialog known as Taqiyya (deception). Muslims simply cannot be trusted, no more than that false prophet Muhammad of AD 624. Obama is but a Johnny-come-Lately to the fray and he is obviously on the side of Islam and has said so on numerous occasions. Muslims of any ethnic background or persuasion are enemies of the Jewish-Christian community worldwide and must be kept at arm's length.