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The Mecca Metric

How to protect Americans from jihadist violence.

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Vik Rubenfeld

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May 8, 2013 - 12:14 am
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All around America, people are waking up to the fact that Islam can inspire Muslims to kill civilians. Examples:

Bill Maher: “I mean there’s only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the Prophet. There’s only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. [...] Now, obviously, most Muslim people are not terrorists. But ask most Muslim people in the world — if you insult the Prophet, do you have what’s coming to you? It’s more than just a fringe element.”

Andrew Sullivan: “[Boston bomber] Tamerlan’s brain was damaged by religious fanaticism and fundamentalism.”

The Associated Press: “BOSTON BOMB SUSPECT CHARGED; RELIGIOUS MOTIVE SEEN.”

The question is often asked, “What percentage of Muslims wish to carry out, or condone violence against civilians in the name of Islam?” A frequent assumption behind the question is that because an unknown percentage of Muslims does not do so, it would of course be wrong to deport all Muslims, and therefore — and this is the key point — nothing can be done to protect the U.S. from Islamic jihadists.

We Americans are used to thinking in terms of a single new law or a single new policy to take action for the public good.  But to protect Americans from Islamic jihadists will take a different approach. It will not be a single new law or a single new policy that achieves this goal. It will be a marathon, over a number of years, of new laws and new policies, new awareness and new attitudes, that will do so.

New awareness and attitudes often come before legislation. Before we even begin to consider specific new laws, it may be helpful to begin with awareness, attitudes, and policies that do not require the force of law.

One possible place to begin is with public naming and shaming of mosques that encourage Muslims to support, condone, and pursue violent jihad. Investor’s Business Daily provides an example with the article “Bombers’ Mosque In Boston A Factory For Terrorists.USA Today provides another example with the article “Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties.” Fox News has an article stating, “The mosque where at least one of the two suspected Boston Marathon bombers prayed has a controversial history, with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, terror funding and frequent fiery sermons, according to a group that has long monitored the house of worship.”

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Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Allah hates you this I know, for Mohammed tells me so.

Not all religions are the same.
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"The mosque where at least one of the two suspected Boston Marathon bombers prayed has a controversial history, with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, terror funding and frequent fiery sermons, according to a group that has long monitored the house of worship.”

All of which were publicly aired concerns when the Mosque was only an idea. Naturally, our Liberal Masters and Pundits here laughed at the very notion.

Frakking idiots.
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Sheesh, more pap and claptrap.
Listen to reality, there ARE NO Moderate Muslims!! The KORAN does not allow moderation. The KORAN commands all Muslims to KILL INFIDELS and anyone not a MUSLIM or a Slave to a MUSLIM is an INFIDEL.
A Muslim has no choice in the matter and you cannot leave Islam except by death. READ THE KORAN AND PAY ATTENTION!!!
This moronic ideology was almost wiped from the face of the earth over a hundered years ago -- well it is back and it is the second largest on earth.
The only way to protect our Nation is to keep the Ideology of Islam out of our Nation. WE MUST REVOKE ALL CITIZENSHIP OF MUSLIM PEOPLE AND DEPORT THEM BACK FROM WHENCE THEY CAME..... THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THEM. READ THE KORAN!!!
1 year ago
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The real issue after getting our heads out of our collective posteriors and seeing that Islam is the anathema of Western/Christian ideology is what to do about the situation.

Considering that there is something like 1.5 Billion Muslims how do you address this issue? Islam is like a cancer, if you leave a bit it will return. So do we, and can we and still remain true to our principles, eradicate that many human beings?

The other issue is that our Government is still thinking in terms of "Nation-States" and don't see how oganizations like CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood represent a threat to our nation on the same level as the USSR or China if not greater. They are seeing these small nations individually and not under the umbrella of Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood/Al-Queda.
1 year ago
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I always harken to Old Testament stories of Israeli conquests when I read comments like this. God always told Israel to slay every living thing and destroy everything, taking neither prisoner nor plunder. Israel never did and always suffered as a result. Things that make you go hmm?
1 year ago
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Personally, I favor a Crusade to take back what was Christian territory.
1 year ago
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Obtain a copy of the Koran from your local public library and you will see exactly what Muslims believe. Jesus was a man of peace. Mohammed was a warlord. Islam was spread by the sword over most of the world where it exists today. Where it exists today, it was spread by force, by the sword as Mohammed taught. It is a 7th Century ideology using the weapons of the 21st Century.
1 year ago
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It may well be necessary to impose doctrinal reforms on Islam, or suppress it. But any such action would unquestionably violate the First Amendment. What Mr. Rubenfeld proposes would be less drastic, but still in violation.

Monitoring the preaching of every imam or mullah in the U.S.? And marking them down for not making desired statements? The vast majority of them, I expect, avoid any direct discussion of 9/11, Nidal Hassan, or Boston. They'd prefer to think "That's got nothing to do with us." Bear in mind that that there are American Moslems of many different sects and ethnicities. Shi'a and Ahmadiyya Moslems have no more to do with the Moslem Brotherhood than the Baptists do with the Jesuit Order.

We do have a serious problem with mosques and Moslem NGOs funded by Saudi money (both state and private), which are infected with jihadist influence. Saudi Arabia, unlike the U.S., has no ban on state support of a particular religion, and spends lavishly to promote its Wahhabist interpretation of Islam, Wahhabism is not explicitly jihadist, but fosters the outlook that leads to it.

And the problem is not just here: Saudi money has Arabized and Wahabbized Islam in many countries. Until fairly recently, Wahhabism was regarded by nearly all Moslems as a fringe sect with annoying extremist views. But with their enormous pot of oil money, Saudi Wahhabs have bought great worldwide influence and respectabiility, and that influence moves from country to country.
1 year ago
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"But any such action would unquestionably violate the First Amendment." nonsense.
islam preaches sharia law. sharia law is anti-constitutional, anti american law, and political. islam has to overthrow our government. american law can silence anti-american propaganda.
Besides, Thomas Jefferson said: "The Constitution is not a suicide pact." I agree.
1 year ago
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we are at war with islam. we should behave appropriately.
1 year ago
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What if, make that the biggest if ever, the U.S. make an Article I declaration of war against a religion? I know. Its unthinkable, wven. But just for an intellectual exercise, go there because I don't see another way out. All other venues are triage preparations, really.
1 year ago
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"But any such action would unquestionably violate the First Amendment." The First Amendment doesn't restrict what citizens. We have the right to ask what Imams are preaching in mosques.
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The Mosque in Islam is the head of the State. All of Islam is settled and born in the Mosque. The Imam is the Head of the State.
We passed laws many years ago about Communists in our government, of course they changed thier name to Progressives and now our government is full of Communists.
One day they too will have to be dealt with..... and it is not so far in the future either.
1 year ago
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"I have yet to discover any imams preaching at mosques that the September 11 hijackers, or Major Nidal Hasan, or the Boston bombers violated Islam."

Previous posts are all pointing to the same thing. Your quote points to the same thing. Don't submit to islam. Submit to the truth that you know about islam.
1 year ago
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None of those you mentioned violated Islam. They performed exactly as a Muslim is commanded to perform. They died in the furtherance of Islam and they took many infidels with them....
1 year ago
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I don't want to co-exist with these people - period. I want them all gone.
1 year ago
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"Establishing the Mecca Metric can help evaluate the degree to which Islam in America is in fact peaceful. A higher percentage of imams preaching peace would indicate a higher degree of peacefulness."
THAT paragraph is insane ... there's no other way to describe it! The MO of Islam is ALWAYS to appear "peaceful" when Muslims are in the minority waging stealth jihad and rapidly building mosques when immigrating to their desired country or region of conquest. Islam is deception at its finest/worst; lying in order to deceive is mandatory in the "cause" of Islam when infidels are in question. Imams preaching "peace"??? You bet they do! "Peace" in Islam is a totally different kind of peace to the Western notion of peace. "Peace" in Islam only comes when the entire world is an Islamic Caliphate ... there is no other meaning for Islam. Which is why I think your paragraph is "insane" and totally out in naive space somewhere.
1 year ago
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That's kind of the point. If we start demanding that Muslims preach what they claim they believe, they either have to put-up or shut-up - and we can thereafter take them at their words.
1 year ago
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Paul,
You cannot demand what a Muslim preaches. The Koran says to lie, cheat, steal and murder in the name of the furtherance of Allah and Islam.
When the Koran gives this latitude there is no way to direct them.

The only safety is in complete deportation and never any visits by Muslims. Japan has the correct idea of immigration.......
1 year ago
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@Paul, exactly.
1 year ago
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Any non-Muslim doing the public naming and shaming at this time would only throw gas on the fire of grievance mongers who will screech of unfair treatment of their religion at the hands of Islamophobic America.

How about Muslims policing other Muslims first? Let's see how eager they are to clean up their own house and not cower behind non-Mulims braver than themselves. If they will not publicly take a stand and name and shame the imams and mosques who tout a supposedly heretical brand of Islam it will say a lot.
1 year ago
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whatme,
Good luck on that idea. Check out what an Apostate is and the punishment for such action. Again READ THE KORAN!!!! LEARN ABOUT YOUR ENEMY!!!
1 year ago
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"How about Muslims policing other Muslims first?"

How many more centuries do we give them?
1 year ago
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Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Allah hates you this I know, for Mohammed tells me so.

Not all religions are the same.
1 year ago
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