What Islamic Supremacism Really Is
Our victory in this global conflict will only be assured when the majority of Americans (and all free people) truly understand the nature of the conflict. The common man is being willfully misled by the political and media elites about the religious imperative that is behind the Islamic war against the West. Most people have still never even heard of Islamic supremacism – or realize just how pervasive it is.
It starts with the Qur’an. In October 2011 I was on "Hannity" debating Muslim activist Michael Ghouse. On the show Ghouse presented me with an enormous Qur’an, courtesy of the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): The Message of the Qur'an, Translated and Explained by Muhammad Asad. Ghouse is a “moderate,” and this is supposed to be a “moderate” translation.
In it, Allah says to the Jews who “profaned the Sabbath,” “Be as apes despicable!” (2:65). And as for “women whose ill-will you have reason to fear,” the Qur’an says: “admonish them [first]; then leave them alone in bed; then beat them" (4:34; the bracketed word is in the book in this and all other quotes). This “moderate” Qur’an translation says that Allah has “disowned” the “hypocrites” -- that is, people who pretend to be Muslim but aren’t really, or who were once Muslim but leave the religion. It says that if they “revert to [open] enmity,” the Muslims should “seize them and slay them wherever you may find them” (4:89).
Muslims should “fight in God’s cause against those who wage war against you, and do not commit aggression, for, verily, God does not love aggressors. And slay them wherever you find them” (2:190-191). Don’t commit aggression, but slay them wherever you find them. Right. Muslims are supposed to fight against those who have “denied the truth” until “there is no more oppression and all worship is devoted to God alone” (8:39). So now Muslims have to fight unbelievers until everyone worships only Allah.
Muslims are told to “fight against those who -- despite having been vouchsafed revelation [aforetime] -- do not [truly] believe either in God or the Last Day, and do not consider forbidden that which God and His Apostle have forbidden, and do not follow the religion of truth [which God has enjoined upon them], till they [agree to] pay the exemption tax with a willing hand, after having been humbled [in war]” (9:29).
Those who have been “vouchsafed revelation aforetime” are the Jews and Christians. The “Apostle” is Muhammad. So Muslims must fight Jews and Christians until they have been “humbled” and pay a special tax.
So Muslims are supposed to beat women whose “ill-will” they “have reason to fear,” and kill those who wage war against them, and hypocrites who are in open enmity against them, wherever they find them. They must also fight against and subjugate Jews and Christians. Muslims who pray the required five daily prayers curse Christians and Jews no less than 17 times. Every day. It was no surprise, then, in May when, Breitbart News reported that “family members of Navy SEALs who died on duty in Afghanistan claim that an Islamic cleric ‘damned’ the servicemen’s bodies at their memorial ceremony.” They were, after all, non-Muslims.
That’s Islamic supremacism.
The history of Islam is the grim record of how this supremacist mentality has played out, and the brutal conflict it has caused. The Middle East was once a Christian region. Now, with the exception of Israel, it’s Islamic. Egypt, Syria, and other Christian lands were brutally conquered, and the non-Muslim populations subjugated. When the caliph Umar invaded Syria, he gave this order: “Summon the [conquered] people to Allah; those who respond unto your call, accept it [their conversion to Islam] from them, but those who refuse must pay the jizya out of humiliation and lowliness. If they refuse this, it is the sword without leniency.”
The same pattern played out all over the world. The record of jihad in India is extremely and unimaginably bloody. The history of India is teeming with Muslim monsters such as Timur the Terrible, who paraphrased the Qur’an: “‘O prophet make war against the infidels and treat them severely.’ My great object in invading Hindustan (India) had been to wage a religious war against the infidel Hindus.” And he did. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus were beheaded and towers were made of their skulls. The warrior Babur was particularly fond of raising higher and higher towers of Hindu heads that the Muslims had cut off during and after every battle. He loved to sit in his royal tent and watch this spectacle. On one such occasion, according to The Koran and the Kafir by A. Ghosh, the ground flowed with so much blood “and became so filled with quivering carcasses that his tent had to be moved thrice to a higher level.”
Throughout Islamic history there have been as many as 270 million victims of jihadi wars, cultural annihilation, and enslavements.
The Muslim war against the infidel is monstrous, unremitting, and constant to the present day. And it is raging with increasing ferocity in the contemporary West, and everywhere non-Muslims live in proximity to Muslims. Just last week in Pakistan, Muslims attacked a Christian village and murdered a Christian teenager. In April in Egypt, Muslims burned Christians with Molotov cocktails. An Egyptian Muslim cleric explained, “I hate Christians and am disgusted by them.” In Indonesia on Christmas day, a savage Muslim mob pelted Christian worshippers with rotten eggs, bags of urine, and dung.
There are so many such incidents that this article would go on for a thousand pages if I listed them all. And they’re happening now in Europe and the United States as well. In my Breitbart piece last Saturday, I listed some recent Muslim attacks on Jews in Europe, including the recent attack in Sweden, where Muslims shot rockets and hurled pipe bombs at Jews and attacked Jews at a peaceful pro-Israel rally. In Germany, Muslims rioted, chanting “Jews out, Germans out, allahu akbar, f**k off Jews, kick the Jews out, burn the Jew.” A Hezbollah courier was found guilty of playing a role in a Cyprus jihad terror plot. Hezbollah was also behind the bombing of a bus full of Jewish tourists in Bulgaria. In Italy, a Muslim was jailed for a Milan synagogue bomb plot. There are now sweeping "no-go areas" for Jews in Europe.
Palestinian children are regularly taught that if they kill a Jew, they will go to heaven. And on Saturday, an Arab mob in Lyon, France attacked Jews who were walking to the synagogue.
All this is part of the same jihad – the jihad against the Jews, the jihad against the Christians, the jihad against Hindus, the jihad against all non-Muslims. Yet according to Pravoslavie, “the prime minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the time of Christian emperors in Byzantium ‘a dark chapter’ in history. In Erdogan’s view, in the fifteenth century, after invasion of Constantinople by Muslims, began ‘the time of enlightenment.’” Talk about delusional.
Islamic supremacists don’t want to bring enlightenment. The Muslim Brotherhood, to which all the major Muslim groups in the U.S. are tied, is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within” so that “Allah’s religion is victorious over other religions.”
That’s Islamic supremacism.
Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of AtlasShrugs.com and author of the new book Freedom or Submission: On the Dangers of Islamic Extremism & American Complacency, as well as The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here.