Friday, December 24, 2004

Moderate Muslims - a myth?

Jihad Watch notes some disappointing signs.

First off he points to The Dallas News (thanks to Anthony) speaks out about the Khomeini tribute held recently by Muslims in Dallas.

Khomeini led the 1979 Iranian revolution that overthrew the corrupt shah and replaced the government with a brutal Islamic theocracy that today is locked in battle with reformers seeking to end a quarter century of repression. Khomeini preached worldwide violent Islamic revolution, thundering that "those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world."

"Why do you only read the Quranic verses of mercy and do not read the verses of killing?" Khomeini challenged fellow clerics in a 1981 speech. "Qu'ran says: kill, imprison! Why are you only clinging to the part that talks about mercy? Mercy is against God." The tyrant also exhorted his followers to "kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all."

That's some vision. Yet a Muslim group based in Irving hosted a seminar earlier this month paying "tribute to the great Islamic visionary." It's chilling to think that any local Muslim would be willing to honor such a man, especially with the United States under the threat of attack by Islamic terrorists.

Dismayingly, the list of speakers at the Irving event included some of North Texas' best-known mainstream Islamic figures, including Dr. Yusuf Kavakci of Dallas Central Mosque, widely considered a moderate. He and other leaders shared the roster with Mohammed Asi, a radical Washington imam whom, according to The Washington Post, U.S. officials suspect to be an Iranian agent.

Texas isn't the only place in America where some muslims look to the teachings of Khomeini. Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan recently marched carrying pictures of Khomeini.

But the most arresting image was of a Muslim woman carrying a large sign featuring the face of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Jihad Watch also notes things are not promising north of the border in Canada.

Ron Csillag of Religion News Service (thanks to Anthony) makes much of this mosque where women pray together with men. And gee, it all sounds swell -- until one realizes that the article says absolutely nothing about these modern, progressive Muslims addressing and fighting the roots of Islamic terror. We have yet to see a story about that.

He then points to Sistani's website which has this list of "The following ten things are essentially najis:"

Dead body
Alcoholic liquors
The sweat of an animal who persistently eats najasat

As he notes, Kafir is an umbeliever. Are you in this group?

Go here to see what 25 years of the religion of peace has done for Iran.

And Frontpage exposes The Muslim Student Association as a Pro-Terror Organization.

What about Europe?

Turkey threatens EU over membership and Returning jihadis new risk for Europe.

What happens to those who dare speak out?

Two Christian pastors from the Catch the Fires evangelical ministry, Daniel Scot and Danny Nalliah, were found to have committed religious vilification against Islam. Their crime? Quoting the Koran in a way that got "a response from the audience at various times in the form of laughter".

The judge, Michael Higgins, said they had 'made fun of Muslim beliefs and conduct'. Ridicule in Victoria is thus now a crime. And as Andrew Bolt observes in the Herald Sun, the pastors have been convicted essentially for telling the truth.

Some people think a war between the west and Islam can be avoided.

It started a long time ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting! Keep up the good work!

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