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In 1945, the anti-Nazi German pastor Martin Niemoller wrote the following:
"First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me."
"The Arab media run cartoons depicting Jews and the symbols of the Jewish faith with imagery indistinguishable from that used in the Third Reich."
Freedom of speech under attack
when non-Hindus eat hamburger or steak. They do not demand that everyone abide by the strictures of Hinduism and avoid words and deeds that Hindus might find upsetting.
The same is true of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Mormons: They don't lash out in violence when their religious sensibilities are offended. They certainly don't expect their beliefs to be immune from criticism, mockery or dissent.
But radical Muslims do.
Freedom of the press, the marketplace of ideas, the right to skewer sacred cows: Militant Islam knows none of this. And if the jihadis get their way, it will be swept aside everywhere by the censorship and intolerance of sharia.
Reda Hassaine can remember the moment he realised the Finsbury Park mosque was turning from a rather boring place of worship into an academy for violent jihad. It was when he saw young men sleeping on carpets inside the mosque, using its offices as bedrooms.
They were treated to a gruesome form of night-time entertainment: "They would watch videos promoting violent jihad, after the last prayers of the day, after sunset
"Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping Mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam ... Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." - Omar Ahmad
Originally posted by skippytjc
I dont know that Islam as a collective is purposefully gearing for war to take over the planet, but there are certainly very powerful elements of Islam that is. Iran states its desire to dominate the non believers daily. They dont even try to hide it.
(2.98) Whoever is the enemy of Allah and His angels and His apostles and Jibreel and Meekaeel, so surely Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers.
(2.191) And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.
(3.131) And guard yourselves against the fire which has been prepared for the unbelievers.
(4.18) And repentance is not for those who go on doing evil deeds, until when death comes to one of them, he says: Surely now I repent; nor (for) those who die while they are unbelievers. These are they for whom We have prepared a painful chastisement.
(5.33) The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement,
(8.14) This-- taste it, and (know) that for the unbelievers is the chastisement of fire.
(8.65) O Prophet! urge the believers to war; if there are twenty patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a hundred of you they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they are a people who do not understand.
(8.69) Eat then of the lawful and good (things) which you have acquired in war, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
CAIRO/JAKARTA, February 8, 2006 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – Muslim scholars urged Wednesday, February 8, Muslims protesting against Danish cartoons mocking Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to stop violent rallies and display restraint.
“Violent protests will really get us where our enemies want us to be so that we are looking to the world as a bunch of emotional, uncontrollable, and violent people,” Maher Hathout, director of the Islamic Center of Southern California and senior advisor of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, told IslamOnline.net on the sidelines of the Cairo-hosted 9th Conference of the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences (IOMS).
Originally posted by HardToGet
Well, doesn´t it strike you as odd the way the media have been all over this?
This might just be another way for ´The Allies´to position themselves in such a way that invading Iran will be approved on a global scale.
Originally posted by nycnemesis
we also have to focus on Germany as well they have the same unemployment rate as they did pre WWII and it close to the same situation of that time.and i only give it one terrorist or riot situation before they start goose stepping all over the place again
The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies.
Originally posted by Toadmund
I agree, don't be so biased, or else you fall into the propaganda trap.
Our 'ye olde testament', has a lot of bad suggestions in it as well, not just the Koran.
Look at both sides, was it not GWB that has been pushing christianity?
The Arabs are a pissed off people, they have been peons for years, they live in oil rich regions yet they can barely afford new turban cloth, yet their leaders/oppressors are filthy rich, set up by American administrations to favour US and other oil companies who also get stinkin' filthy rich. Yet the common Arab is still poor as dirt.
Originally posted by Tasketo
This is what Bin Laden offered us. Why the hell didnt we take it? Because of Business, American/Western/"Christian" business.