Many Muslims with a media and/or internet presence are woefully lacking in terms of knowing what their very own religion, Islam, actually has to say about all kinds of issues. Their knowledge is often truncated and lacks any real depth of familiarity with Islamic source material whatsoever. They offer a whitewashed, fantasy version of Islam that truly exists only in their illogical and placidly unquestioning minds. For example, here’s a part of an exchange in which I show the muslim blogger MuchAdoAboutIslam, a shallow-thinking little Muslim girl in the UK, that non-believers can learn about Islam also…and that the constant web of lies muslims spin about the true nature of islam is rapidly losing its efficacy. This part of the exchange begins with me posing a series of questions to the blogger, who has already castigated me severely for being a hater and a threat to peace:
Tom Gjelten’s report on NPR on March 11th, 2016, “Fighting Extremism With Knowledge: Learning The Lessons Of Muhammad” is yet another example of the non-stop propaganda constantly streaming out of so many media sources. From the very start, the reader knows it: this is going to be another puff piece about how everyone should stop scrutinizing and criticizing Islam because it’s really a religion of peace. But THIS article…in this story it’s obvious Tom Gjelten is in over his head in terms of assuming the burden of Muslim apologist. His very first sentence is an implicit bow to Muslim supremacy:
“The religion of Islam was founded by Muhammad, the 7th century prophet whom Muslims call “the messenger of God.”
Muhammad certainly wasn’t any prophet of mine. But Tom Gjelten refers to him as one, as if it’s a matter of course. It doesn’t get any better after this:
“They don’t consider him divine, but they follow his teachings closely. Good Muslims are taught to emulate the prophet in all matters, personal, spiritual and worldly.
Perhaps no time in recent history has it been more important to do as the Prophet Muhammad did — and not as someone says he did.
With terror groups like ISIS now invoking his name, many Muslim leaders say radicals who cite the prophet to justify violence misrepresent his teachings.
Some Muslim leaders argue that young Muslims need a firmer grounding in their own faith and the prophetic tradition, both to equip them better to counter religious propagandists and also to bind them more closely to Islam. Most of what is known about how Muhammad lived is set down in the Hadith, which consist of recollections of the prophet’s life by his companions, first passed on orally and later put down in writing. Taken together, they constitute what Muslims call the “tradition.””
Apparently, Tom Gjelten is unaware that ISIS and Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, and all the other human-rights violating Islamic countries are following the “tradition” of the hadiths also. They follow the “tradition” in their apostasy and blasphemy laws. They follow the “tradition” in their treatment of gays, minority religions, and women. They follow the “tradition” in their judicial systems with little or no due process available for certain accused persons. They follow the “tradition” in their disdain for Jews and Christians. All these things are backed up amply in the same hadiths that Mr Gjelten is extolling as giving the “true human picture” of the “prophet.” But wait, there’s more…!
The article goes on to discuss something called the “Celebrate Mercy” initiative, headed by a Sheikh Hassan Lachheb, which is supposedly conducting a “series of lectures around the country” entitled “Portrait of a Prophet.” The series of lectures around the country actually consisted of one weekend-long retreat in Lanham, Maryland, February 5-7, 2016. The Celebrate Mercy website has no further events on its calendar.
“Hassan argues that if Muslims had more knowledge of how the Prophet Muhammad actually lived and what he taught, they would be less vulnerable to extremist propaganda. Counterterrorism officials — who’ve focused largely on surveillance, sting operations and community policing — would have more success countering extremism, he says, if they supported efforts to deepen religious literacy among young Muslims.”
The irony oozing from this section made me snicker. Where on earth do these idiots think the “extremist propaganda” is coming from? The justification for everything ISIS has done… with the exception of burning the pilot alive in the cage…can be found easily in the hadiths. As people get more knowledge of how Muhammad actually lived and what he taught, they are likely to get MORE extremist, not less!
Hassan Laccheb goes on to cherrypick a series of incidents from hadith that “humanize” Muhammad.
“The Hadith contain many narrations about the Prophet Muhammad’s personal appearance and habits. Muslims are encouraged to learn about these apparently trivial aspects of his story, because it helps them feel more connected to him.”
Yes, indeed. That’s why hating Jews helps them feel more connected to him. That’s why raging and killing people for blasphemy helps them feel more connected to him. That’s why murdering apostates helps them feel more connected to him. That’s why treating women as a lower class helps them feel more connected to him. That’s why believing in superstitious nonsense helps them feel more connected to him. All of these things are in hadith collections deemed reliable by majorities of Muslims. Hassan Laccheb’s website sugarcoats Islam and Muhammad’s record and beliefs. More propaganda nonsense spent uselessly defending the indefensible, and keeping the oblivious roped in to the “religion of peace” lie.
Yes, Muslims, please DO read the hadiths. For many of you, I sincerely hope that reading the hadiths will being you to your senses regarding Islam. Would ANY true god tell his prophet to do the kinds of terrible things Muhammad did? Please, read the hadiths for yourself, and find out all about the unjust and horrid doings of your “perfect” man. You don’t need me to rant on about it. ISIS gets ALL their backing from the same hadiths that Tom Gjelten is saying contain the “true” picture of Muhammad. Thanks so much, Tom, for pointing that out. You are right…but the “true picture” isn’t the one you were intending to present with your piece. Don’t worry…I’m sure all the SJW’s out there think you did a fine job. Keep that head buried in the sand there, bud. Wouldn’t want the light of day to spoil your fragile desert dreams…..
Your recent article in HuffPost Politics was another tired example of the stream of crapaganda that has been pouring out of HuffPo lately on the subject of Islam. Every day, it seems, there is another article like yours on Tuesday, decrying the massive Islamophobia in the West and how sickening it all is for the poor muslim to have to endure. Your piece, “How Hate and Islamophobia Undermine America This Election Year” turns logical argument on its poor little head, and conveniently ignores many facts that the Islamic world needs to confront rather than ignore. Typical muslim crapaganda, in other words.
You begin by decrying the abysmal level of discourse among the Republicans, then make the leap to comparing them with those who ordered the Japanese Internment and the Holocaust. You discuss how Hitler used the Nazi propaganda machine to stoke fears and prejudice against the Jews in Europe. Obviously you’re trying to draw some type of moral equivalency here between what happened to the Jews and the level of Islamophobia Muslims face worldwide today.
There’s one problem with this, Hassan. Jews weren’t preaching terror to their followers in the synagogues all over Europe and filling youtube with hateful videos that preached death to the goyim. Jews weren’t shooting cartoonists in Denmark who drew them with hooked noses. Jews weren’t massacring people in train stations and music venues as a result of a scriptural behest. Jews weren’t demanding kosher food be served in all schools in England, or complaining to a magistrate that someone was cooking bacon next door. Jewish men weren’t sexually harassing women by the hundreds each day in the squares and marketplaces of Europe. Jews weren’t forming pedophilia gangs in England. Jews weren’t flying planes into tall buildings in the name of Yahweh. Jews weren’t joining the US army and then mass-shooting people screaming religious slogans. Jews weren’t pledging allegiance to some hard-core Jewish state overseas and then going on lone-wolf killing sprees to glorify their god.
It is not some government propaganda machine or “notorious Islamophobes” who are to blame here, Hassan. The actions of Muslims worldwide have produced this situation. Fear and suspicion of the Jews or the Japanese had no justification given the actual facts about what was going on in the European Jewish or the Japanese-American population at that time. Your comparison of today’s “plight of the muslims” to the Jewish situation before World War II is a fallacious and insulting attempt at moral equivalence. People see the results of Islamic terrorism and arrogance, and they grow to hate and fear the ideology that produces it. This, coincidentally, is why “Islamophobia” is a nonsense word. A phobia is an unreasoning fear of something. With thousands dead in America alone since the turn of the century, and hundreds of thousands dead worldwide in the same time period, solely due to Islam, I would say there is every reason in the world for people to fear Islam. And if they have a legitimate reason, then it is, by definition, no longer a “phobia.”
People have every right to be concerned, Hassan. We are waking up here in America, and this is what has made you so defensive and afraid. We are learning that Islam is not about human rights for all, despite the claims of hundreds of deceitful muslim apologists such as yourself. If it was, 19 countries (and ISIS) would not have apostasy laws. Killing people for leaving islam is wrong. It is against human rights. If Islam was about human rights, then 9 countries and parts of Malaysia (and ISIS) would not have death as the punishment for blasphemy. If Islam was about human rights, then Saudi Arabia would not be hacking off the heads of “sorcerers” and Iran would not be hanging gays. If Islam was about human rights, women would have true and REAL equality with men. You know, Hassan, that the directions for ALL of these laws and penalties came directly from the mouth of Mohamed. Mohamed’s words and actions are the basis for ALL these unjust, human-rights-violating laws. How can you stand to do all the double-talk you do? The logical conflict in your brain must be an intense one.
That’s right, Hassan. We’re waking up. And all the crapaganda in the world isn’t going to put us back to sleep again. In fact, the more you muslim apologist people keep shrieking “Islamophobia”, the more of us you’re going to wake up. We’re getting sick of hearing it. We are realizing what a complete farce this cult of Islam is. No true god would recommend the things that Allah and Mohamed did. Since Allah is therefore a false god, his followers no longer need to be accommodated or placated in any way, shape, or form. A false and anti-human-rights belief system such as Islam deserves no respect whatsoever from freedom loving citizens of the world. More people come to this logical realization every day. I know this is your worst fear, Hassan…and it’s happening. This is now. Perhaps you need to re-read Quran 5:101-102. Mohamed said people who asked questions ended up leaving Islam. Maybe it’s time you asked yourself some questions, Hassan. Islam is an obvious spiritual dead-end. Stop defending the indefensible. You’ve got to be mentally exhausted from the pretzel contortions your mind has to go through to make sense of nonsense! If it was a “perfect religion” you wouldn’t have to be defending it all the time…people would just naturally convert to it and your worries would be over. But it’s not perfect. It’s also not a religion. And it’s not gaining popularity. Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away, Hassan. The problem is not “Islamophobia Without Reason.” The problem is Islam itself.
On February 5th, 2016, an ISIS sympathizer in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was arrested. His name was Khalil Abu-Rayyan, and his plan was to carry out a suicide attack on a church with a capacity of 6,000. He had access to an AK-47, an AR-15, and was actually talked out of carrying out his planned massacre by his father. The FBI has been surreptitiously monitoring him since May 2015. He was posting, liking, and commenting on many Islamic jihadi social media accounts. His statement about being prevented from carrying out the massacre is chilling: “Honestly I regret not doing it. If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.” Luckily for Dearborn, a bid by his father to have Khalil Abu-Rayyan released to his custody was denied by a judge last Wednesday, and he remains behind bars at the time of this writing. You can read the actual criminal complaint here.
You would think an event like this…a plot to carry out an Islamic-inspired religious massacre averted by both the FBI and a Muslim with a scrap of true conscience…would be incredibly newsworthy. Try googling “Khalil Abu-Rayyan” and then click “news” under the search bar. A few Detroit papers and local Detroit TV news affiliates picked up the story, as did a couple of British newspapers, along with a few very minor players in the internet news business. NO CNN coverage. NO Fox News coverage. NO New York Times, or New York Post, or Washington Post, or MSNBC, or Los Angeles Times, or even Newsmax.
Why? What are they trying to hide from us? Is anyone behind the orchestration of this wall of silence? This wall grows ever more rock-solid with each Islamic attack that is thwarted. If all the attacks that have been prevented had instead been carried out, there would be thousands dead in this country. Prevention of an Islamic attack is something we, as citizens, need to be informed about. The security and safety of citizens that comes with vigilance and awareness is far more important than political correctness or anyone’s “sensitivities.” Are we on a news blackout when it comes to the terrorists already among us? Is it THAT important to them to keep the sheeple safely asleep?