Why We Need Islamophobia

By Howard Bloom | 21 February 2011
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An August 19th article by Daniel Luban in the Jewish publication Tablet calls fear of Islam “the new anti-Semitism.” Luban says that,

“Many of the tropes of classic anti-Semitism have been revived and given new force on the American right. Once again jingoistic politicians and commentators posit a religious conspiracy breeding within Western society, pledging allegiance to an alien power, conspiring with allies at the highest levels of government to overturn the existing order.”[1]

This is an admirable attempt at tolerance and pluralism, the key values that make America America. But it overlooks some overwhelming realities. And those oversights may someday threaten America’s very existence.

The Jewish threat was never real. There are roughly thirteen million Jews on the planet today, far less than the population of just one of Islam’s roughly 200 major cities–Cairo. But there are more Moslems on the planet than all of the world’s Americans and Europeans combined. In fact, there are nearly three times as many Moslems as Europeans and Americans. Think of that. Nearly three times as many.

Not to mention the fact that there are 123 Moslems for every Jew.

The Europeans in William Shakespeare’s day despised the Jews. But they were terrified that the empire of Islam would obliterate the Christian world. They were afraid that the Moslem Ummah would exterminate Christianity in Europe the way it had already extinguished Christianity in Christ’s own homeland, Israel. And the way Islam had already wiped out Christianity as the ruling force in the massive empire assembled by Rome and ruled after the sixth century by the devoutly Christian city of Constantinople.

The fear of Shakespeare’s day was justified. World conquest is an absolute command from God’s own messenger, Mohammed, who said:

“Allah drew the ends of the world near one another for my sake and I have seen its eastern and western ends. And the dominion of my Ummah [body of followers] would reach those ends.”[2]

What means did Mohammed, the self-declared “Prophet of War”[3] have in mind for taking over the world? Said he,

“I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger‑tips off them.[4]

In case that’s not clear enough, he added this:

Slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war).”[5]

Added one of Mohammed’s soldiers, “The Prophet used to promise us that we should eat the treasures of [the Persian emperor] Chosroes and Caesar [the Roman Emperor].”[6] That was a ludicrous idea in the seventh century. Mohammed had a tiny army of illiterates in a world of massive and sophisticated hi-tech empires. Yet Mohammed’s promise came true. The Roman Empire of Mohammed’s day had shifted its capital to Byzantium, but it still ruled three and half million square kilometers of territory.[7] And that vast imperium fell to Mohammed’s followers. So did the three and half million square kilometer, hyper-advanced Persian Empire. Byzantium, the capital of world Christianity for over 700 years, is Moslem Istanbul to this very day. And the Persian Empire’s capital, Ctesiphon, is a ruin. It’s been replaced by the Moslem city of Tehran.

All of this was well before Islam embarked on what Moslem demographer, historian, and Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Ali Mazrui calls “competitive procreation.” All of it was before what Mazrui describes as “a “population policy, destined to transform a continent and affect the world.” Mazrui explains that with this strategy of super-sized families, “Procreation itself can be counted as a form of jihad.”[8]

Today, the geopolitical thoughts of militant Islamic interpreters like the Ayatollah Khomeini, Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab and Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq are supported by entire states and armies. Not tiny states like Israel. Massive nations like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Pakistan. Not oil poor areas like the barren hills of Jerusalem. Oil rich areas like Iran and Saudi Arabia.

What are those geopolitical thoughts?

“Any nonreligious [i.e. non-Islamic] power,” says the Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini, “whatever form or shape, is necessarily an atheistic power, the tool of Satan; it is part of our duty to stand in its path and to struggle against its effects.” Khomeini doesn’t mince words.

“Such Satanic power,” he says, “can engender nothing but corruption on earth, the supreme evil which must be pitilessly fought and rooted out.”

What’s the Ayatollah’s conclusion? His action plan? To purify the earth, he says,

“we have no recourse other than to overthrow all governments that do not rest on pure Islamic principles, and are thus corrupt and corrupting, and to tear down the traitorous, rotten, unjust, and tyrannical administrative systems that serve them….”[9]

As for use of what we in the West would call barbaric measures, Khomeini is curt and definitive. “Your concerns, your ‘humanitarian’ scruples, are more childish than reasonable.”[10]

Concludes the Ayatollah,

“All of humanity must strike these troublemakers [the governments of the West] with an iron hand…. Islam has obliterated many tribes because they were sources of corruption [i.e. sources of non-Islamic influence].”[11]

Today the Ummah of Islam has the tools to carry out this “obliteration:” a vast and rapidly growing arsenal of powerful ballistic missiles, roughly 50 current existing nuclear weapons in Pakistan, and an upcoming surge of atomic warheads from Iran. The Ayatollah Khomeini—the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson of today’s Iran–declares that Islam demands the obliteration of non-Islamic powers. And that statement means far more than any statement in a falsified document of alleged Jewish goals for world conquest like Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It means that just as the soldiers of 7th and 8th century Islam “ate the treasures” of the Roman and Persian Empires, some of Islam’s jihadists now believe they are positioned to eat the treasures of two more continents: Europe and North America.

We should not be intolerant of individual Moslems. Not by any means. We should not exclude them from jobs, mock them, or fear them. And we certainly should not attack them, beat them, or harass them. In fact, we should befriend them and support them. Especially when they are committed to modernism, pluralism, and freedom of speech. But when it comes to Islamic militant leaders of nations like Iran and to organized terrorists like the Taleban, al Qaeda, Lashkar e-Taiba, it’s a different matter entirely. Fear them we must.

The idea of a Jewish world conquest is fraudulent. But the militant Islamic goal of world conquest is for real.

[1] The New Anti-Semitism: Recent attacks on Islam in the United States echo old slurs against Jews by Daniel Luban, August 19, 2010.

[2] This quote is frequently used in Internet communications between modern Moslems. On March 7, 2006, this text appeared on 185 spots on the Internet in English and an uncountable number of sites in Arabic. It was particularly popular in postings on grassroots Moslem websites like myiwc.com, the Islamic Web-Community, american_muslims@yahoogroups.com, and khalifa.com (a group that calls for a one-world global caliphate). The quote’s source is Sahih Muslim. The Book of Faith (Kitab Al-Iman) of Sahih Muslim. Translated by Abdul Hamid Siddiqui. Book #041, Hadith #6904. In SearchTruth.com. Retrieved August 21, 2010, from the World Wide Web.

The full quote: “Thauban reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Allah drew the ends of the world near one another for my sake. And I have seen its eastern and western ends. And the dominion of my Ummah would reach those ends which have been drawn near me and I have been granted the red and the white treasure and I begged my Lord for my Ummah that it should not be destroyed because of famine, nor be dominated by an enemy who is not amongst them to take their lives and destroy them root and branch, and my Lord said: Muhammad, whenever I make a decision, there is none to change it. Well, I grant you for your Ummah that it would not be destroyed by famine and it would not be dominated by an enemy who would not be amongst it and would take their lives and destroy them root and branch even if all the people from the different parts of the world join hands together (for this purpose), but it would be from amongst them, viz. your Ummah, that some people would kill the others or imprison the others.”

[3] Ali Akbar Ghifari, Beacons of Light. Translated and annotated by Dr. Mahmoud M. Ayoub. Originally published in 1399. Beirut, Lebanon: 1979. Reprinted online by the Aalulbayt Global Information Center. “to spread the Shi’ite culture through the WEB and create a kind of strong relation between the theological class and the public, [Aalulbayt Global Information Center] is being managed under the supervision of the office of His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah protect him).” Retrieved August 21, 2010, from the World Wide Web.

See also: “The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) also said, ‘I am the Prophet of mercy and I am the Prophet of war.’” Dr. Ahmad Abu Al-Wafa, Professor of the International Law at the Faculty of Law, Cairo University. “Killing Wounded Enemy Soldiers.” Fatwa Bank. IslamOnline.

And see “The Prophet of War” in Osama bin Laden. Complete Text Of Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s Latest Message To Ummah, May 12, 2004. Retrieved from the World Wide Web May 14, 2004.

[4] Chapter 8. verse 12. The Holy Qur’an. Translation by Abdullah Yusufali.

[5] Chapter 9. verse 5. The Holy Qur’an. Translation by Abdullah Yusufali.

[6] A. Guillaume, The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah. New York: Oxford University Press, 1955, eighteenth printing, 2004: p. 452.

[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_empires.

[8] Ali A. Mazrui, Islamic Doctrine and the Politics of Induced Fertility Change: An African Perspective. Population and Development Review, Vol. 20, Supplement: The New Politics of Population: Conflict and Consensus in Family Planning, (1994), pp. 121-134.

[9] Ayatollah Khomeini, Sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini: Political, Philosophical, Social, and Religious, New York: Bantam Books, 1980: pp. 3-7, 27-28, 31.

[10] Ayatollah Khomeini, Sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini: Political, Philosophical, Social, and Religious, New York: Bantam Books, 1980: pp. 3-7, 27-28, 31.

[11] Ayatollah Khomeini, Sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini, p. 5.

Reprinted with permission from the author.

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