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4 Freedoms at Stake in Our Defense Against Jihad

The avoidance of slavery will be become harder than ever.

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Robert Spencer

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July 5, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Another Independence Day is upon us, and it always bears repeating that the struggle for freedom has not changed, and will not change. It is the eternal struggle over whether human beings will live free, or willingly submit to slavery.

I see slaves seeking slavery, and slaves defending slavery, all over the world today. As those who are standing against tyranny are increasingly branded as “enemies of the people,” demonized, and marginalized, the avoidance of slavery will be harder than ever, and not coming solely from jihad. Nonetheless, the enablers of one are the enablers of the other. I see people defending oppressors and carrying water for bullies and tyrants, and thinking all the while that they’re serving the cause of freedom.

In reality, this is what it is all about. You are either fighting for one thing, or the other. It is always useful to check one’s daily efforts against this, for if you’re not working to advance the cause of one side of this comparison, you’re working to advance the other.

4. Governments deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

What we must defend:

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” — Declaration of Independence

What we must defend it against:

Non-Muslims have “absolutely no right to seize the reins of power in any part of God’s earth nor to direct the collective affairs of human beings according to their own misconceived doctrines.” If they do, “the believers would be under an obligation to do their utmost to dislodge them from political power and to make them live in subservience to the Islamic way of life.” — Syed Abul Ala Maududi, founder of the Pakistani political party Jamaat-e-Islami

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I think you have a really tough roe to hoe in educating people about this. By being too general you risk looking like a bigot, by focusing too tightly you give us a list of names that all look alike and don't mean anything to us. No one is going to remember all those names.

I think you have to identify what cultural currents within Islam are politically radicalized and name them, name the groups. If you want to go with this idea there are no moderate Muslims I see so much - good luck with that - it'll never work. You're never going to convince anyone a band playing at a club in Cairo goes home and hurts us somehow, or a tailor in Istanbul. Unless you're willing to go to bat with banning all Muslim immigration, you're going to have to break this down into broad groups like Wahhabis and Muslim Brotherhood and show us regions and countries at risk.

For example: there are radical activists in the U.K. What countries are they from, to what kind of Islam do they subscribe? Are they Wahhabi, Muslim Brotherhood? Where do their doctrines flow from? Sayd Qutb? If you're just going to say Islam, forget about it and stick a fork in it. It'll never work.

It's one thing to quote scripture, but one must show who is acting on this, not simply say the whole thing constitutes a threat assessment.

Let's be honest: with all the blustering about this for years, Americans still don't know the difference between the devout Muslim ex-President Morsi of Egypt, and the devout Muslim new President El-Sisi. But clearly there is a gulf of difference between the two since one is in prison. In fact the Islamic teachings of each are bitterly opposed to one another. Why? Are you going to brush it off as infighting and say both hate America? Forget that - it's not going to work.

A good start would be to go back to the Blind Sheikh and 9/11. Who are those people? Aside from the Koran, what are they pushing that makes them different from other Muslims? Whose politicized teachings do they quote aside from just the Koran? Saying all of Islam is a de facto accessory to 9/11 after the fact will never work. It's pretty clear most Muslims feel no more blame for it than I do for some nutty Christian who bombs an abortion clinic. And right there's your explanation for why Muslims don't apologize or crack down on their radicals. Why would they.

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Note to self: buy more ammo at Walmart this weekend
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It is either a protracted fight, a struggle to the death, or surrender to Islam. Fail Burton's points only buttress the truth, in the end. The fact that there are lots of nice Muslims is irrelevant - as is the corollary truth that there are lots of un-nice Jews and Christians, Hindus, etc. The point is that the 'nice' or moderate Muslims mostly turn when under pressure, and act out of allegiance to their Muslim loyalties. We can see this in the pogroms (for that is what they are) against Jews in Jerusalem and in the 'Little Triangle.' Israeli Arabs who are Muslims in the town of Qalansawe (sp) no more than ten miles from suburban Tel Aviv carried out vicious ethnic targeting of Israeli Jews in the past few days. People from the town also attacked a nearby kibbutz, which has enjoyed excellent relations with them through the years.

These are Israeli citizens who completely fail to understand - or accept - the rule of law, and show that their Muslim Arab identity completely trumps any Israeli identity. Justifications for this behavior on the basis of strife in Judea and Samaria won't work, given twenty years of Oslo and the creation of a Palestinian Authority - whose existence Israel protects against the very same kind of Muslims now rioting within Israel.
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Spencer gives us a good reminder that Islam rejects our fundamental values. It is an illiberal doctrine, one supporting a supremacist ideology that seeks power, not liberty.

The liberties we hold dear, the universal nature of these liberties, and the doctrines of debate and consent requires to "secure these rights" are all very foreign to the Islamic mindset. Islam is incompatible with liberty which is why we don't find it in Islamic lands nor could we plant it in Iraq. Islam is the enemy of liberty.
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It is not a good omen when the President of the United States refers to the Koran as the "Holy Koran". To a rational American, the Works of Shakespeare, the Constitution, the Holy Bible, Moby Dick, The Iliad and The Odyssey, Aesops Fables, and many other works, are superior to the Koran, and certainly more holy. Yet we men and women of the west act like mice in deference to the awful Koran and the adherents to the mass psychopathy it engenders.
Some day it would be good to see Islam outlawed here in America. There is a legal precedent; ask Warren Jeffs about it.
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You means those Nigerian girls aren't slaves? They sure look like slaves.
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I think you have a really tough roe to hoe in educating people about this. By being too general you risk looking like a bigot, by focusing too tightly you give us a list of names that all look alike and don't mean anything to us. No one is going to remember all those names.

I think you have to identify what cultural currents within Islam are politically radicalized and name them, name the groups. If you want to go with this idea there are no moderate Muslims I see so much - good luck with that - it'll never work. You're never going to convince anyone a band playing at a club in Cairo goes home and hurts us somehow, or a tailor in Istanbul. Unless you're willing to go to bat with banning all Muslim immigration, you're going to have to break this down into broad groups like Wahhabis and Muslim Brotherhood and show us regions and countries at risk.

For example: there are radical activists in the U.K. What countries are they from, to what kind of Islam do they subscribe? Are they Wahhabi, Muslim Brotherhood? Where do their doctrines flow from? Sayd Qutb? If you're just going to say Islam, forget about it and stick a fork in it. It'll never work.

It's one thing to quote scripture, but one must show who is acting on this, not simply say the whole thing constitutes a threat assessment.

Let's be honest: with all the blustering about this for years, Americans still don't know the difference between the devout Muslim ex-President Morsi of Egypt, and the devout Muslim new President El-Sisi. But clearly there is a gulf of difference between the two since one is in prison. In fact the Islamic teachings of each are bitterly opposed to one another. Why? Are you going to brush it off as infighting and say both hate America? Forget that - it's not going to work.

A good start would be to go back to the Blind Sheikh and 9/11. Who are those people? Aside from the Koran, what are they pushing that makes them different from other Muslims? Whose politicized teachings do they quote aside from just the Koran? Saying all of Islam is a de facto accessory to 9/11 after the fact will never work. It's pretty clear most Muslims feel no more blame for it than I do for some nutty Christian who bombs an abortion clinic. And right there's your explanation for why Muslims don't apologize or crack down on their radicals. Why would they.

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It seems to me that you don't understand the good cop-bad cop routine of islam.

Just read

www.thereligionofpeace.com

once or twice a week for some months, then tell me again that WE have to be subtle when we talk about islam.
It's a world war and it doesn't disappear just because you don't want to see it.





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And that's just all Muslims - right? Well, good luck fighting that. Better write your congressman and tell them not to allow them into the U.S.

And there is nothing "subtle" about recognizing the teams in a baseball division. Go get a dictionary.
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Elegant words...and yet the U.S. government aligns itself with the greatest force in Sharia Law, Saudi Arabia. For all the grandstanding by Legislators they support Saudi Arabia in its quest to control the world.
For all the elegance of the US Constitution, it means nothing when US leadership abandons it in favor of greed and corruption, so far as to place Saudi interests ahead of our liberties and freedoms.

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Understanding the Jewish Bible Old Testament reveals what we are seeing today in the world:
Abraham's only son, Isaac, had a half brother Ishmael, father of Islam. Ishmael was hateful towards
Isaac and was sent away. Jacob ( Israel )son of Isaac, had a twin brother, Esau (Edom) father of Rome and
Leftism. Esau, Edom, swore to kill Jacob.
Thus the Bible records that the Jewish Nation has two
Primal enemies; Ishmael ( Islam ) and Edom ( Leftism ).
Israel and its closest friend America are sworn enemies
Of Ishmael and Edom. We see how Islam and the
Left ( notably the EU ) have joined forces against Israel.
Jewish prophesy records that at the final battle the two enemy
Armies surround Jerusalem (. Heart of Israel ) to destroy her.
Witness how this is what is happening in the world today.
Good vs Evil. The final battle. G-d and his 'Chosen' will
Ultimately prevail. Be strong and of Faith!
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The Constitution is for a G-d fearing nation, does not belong to this world system and is hated as an obstacle to averaging America into a global government.

Islam is part of a full court press to destroy American culture, worships one of 360 gods of the Kabba named Sin, and is of this world system.

The world loves it's own.
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I would worry less about Islam and more about Progressives with respect to these four things. Theirs is a much more insidious and underhanded movement.

4. the consent of the governed: Progressives claim to have secured this because we elected BO and a Dem Senate. But their "mandate" is mostly bought and paid for by tax and regulatory confiscation and redistribution. In any case, what we really need to fight against is the overreach and tyranny of this "majority" against the rest of us.

3. Equality of rights before the law: The fight is against our own laws and regulations that are written or interpreted to create reparations and payback for the long standing privilege of some vaguely defined group of Americans as defined by special interest identity groups.

2. Freedom of Speech: Pakistan has nothing on our own academia and government institutions when it comes to dangerous ideas on restricted speech.

1. Non establishment of religion: The problem here is that the belief system of Progressives is very much like a religion. To be governed by them forces the rest of us into living lives that contradict our own belief system (and our common sense). The consequences of this type of forced "religion" are arguably as great.
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Calling Woodstock Jihadists "Progressives" is like calling Islamic Jihadists "People of the One True God".

It elevates them, honors them and genuflects to their superiority. It adopts THEIR self-description.

Calling the conspiratorial, propagandist, mendacious media "mainstream" admits their lies, coverups, slanders and deceit as the dominant and largely accepted as well as acceptable and credible ideology of the culture as a whole.

Calling them "elites" exalts their greater intelligence, standing, status and station in the stratification within the greater culture. They are thus, the "betters" of those lower on the social scale and are worthy of greater respect in their opinions and ideology.

Calling them "liberal" infuses in them the traits of compassion, tolerance, open-mindedness, peace loving, protector of the little guy and transparent speaker of truth to power. It allows iron-fisted totalitarians to hide their intolerance of a single utterance of dissent and resistance to tyranny behind the deep camouflage of their intended sedition, treason and gang rape of the Constitution, the stealing of freedoms, the trampling of rights and the obliteration of liberty.

It is a ridiculous notion that one announces defiance against the scourge of The Two Unholy Jihads (Woodstock and Islamic) now raging against free people...while mindlessly adopting and glorifying them through the careless and reckless homage to THEIR domination of the language used to describe them and their rape of the culture.

Infusing their seeds of deception and propaganda into the very utterances of (dissent) does not "oppose" them as much as carry their message further upon the winds to the masses.

It also does no good to treat Woodstock Jihad as more or less evil and destructive than Islamic Jihad. This is to face evil with a sword in the left hand and a grenade in the right hand as more evil on one side or the other.

Both hands carry the weapons of your intended annihilation. They work in concert. You are the intended target. You are to be trampled. If you take a stand against only one, the other will sneak up behind you and dispatch you, your family, your friends, your rights, your religion, your allies and your country and countrymen.

Hear this call. Heed it or prepare to surrender. Ask not for whom the bell tolls. And do not carry the message of your mortal enemies into the winds upon your tongue one more day in your life if you are indeed a true defender of our freedom.
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