New Jihad Watch: The Orwellian “Islam is Peace” campaign

posted at 8:00 am on October 3, 2007 by Allahpundit

Islamic groups in the UK have launched the slick “Islam is Peace” public relations campaign, which supporters say is aimed at showing that Muslims are ordinary British citizens. But as Robert Spencer reports, its actual aims and rhetoric line up well with many jihadist goals.

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So I’m guessing they chose the blue pill?

AdrianG on October 3, 2007 at 8:08 AM

It is peace.

After you submit.

drjohn on October 3, 2007 at 8:17 AM

Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Spoon boy: There is no spoon.

Dork B. on October 3, 2007 at 8:17 AM

As usaul, Mr. Spencer nailed it. The western muslims are playing an Orwellian word game. Drjohn distilled the concept purely with his comment, “It is peace. After you submit.”

But I’ve had it ten feet past the top of my head with the term / suffix ‘phobia / phobe’. I wrote the following piece in response to some screaming-deanie-baby-homosexuals and their tantric hurl of ‘homophobe’ during discussions, but it applies here as well:

I’m fed up with the misuse of the word phobia. If someone has no rational point for disagreement with me, they toss ‘phobe’ on the end of a word and hurl it at me during the discussion. For some reason this passes as intellectual ammo in today’s sound bite world. A ‘phobia’ is defined as a pathological fear of something or someone. It is irrational in nature and spurs unreasonable thought or action in the suffering individual. My informed disapproval or rejection of a stated action or idea does not make me a ‘phobe’ of any stripe or color simply because someone repeatedly screams it.

To the shock & awe of many atheists, utopians, pagans, and other ‘enlightened’ people, I suggest the best way to combat islam is to embrace Christianity. I know. It’s radical. But what rational person can honestly say they would rather live in a nation governed by islamic laws and tradition rather that one governed by Christian laws and tradition? Sorry, marxism is a non sequitur.

Sharia law is at the doorstep, and the post-christian world merely wimpers in reponse….

Slaves are made in such ways.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 3, 2007 at 8:46 AM

Well, if I’m going to hold a misconception, I’d prefer it to be a widely held one.

And for a scholarly guy in a suit and tie, Robert Spencer ROCKS!

Frozen Tex on October 3, 2007 at 8:48 AM

Oh, Robert. Your so funny. Great five point plan, but it will probably be unheeded and unused.

Troy Rasmussen on October 3, 2007 at 8:51 AM

I gotta say (and I’ve said it before): as someone who’s studied literature, I’m so glad that conservatives are finally winning back the term “Orwellian.” Libs are so quick to throw out “Big Brother” and 1984 whenever they disagree with the government (that is, whenever it’s Republican), but c’mon…

Speech codes, political correctness, hate speech, the Fairness Doctrine, “fake but accurate,” multiculturalism, Algore’s global warming “education campaign,” decertification of meteorologists who disagree with it, and on and on. And this.

Has anyone heard the new phrase, “America: it’s not a melting pot, it’s a tossed salad.” (I did, at some stupid corporate reeducation meeting.) Only the croûtons are demanding that the Bacos be banned.

saint kansas on October 3, 2007 at 9:07 AM

david frum, islam apologist? dogma isn’t history

Canadian Imperialist Running Dog on October 3, 2007 at 9:19 AM

That was a beautiful clip!! Especially the British interview with the Muslim.

In terms of the “Islam is Peace” campaign, I think this is ‘like putting lipstick on a pig.’ It’s still a pig. The vast majority of people that realise that Islam is a threat aren’t going to suddenly change their opinion based on some commercials.

And to anyone in deep denial about Islam, or who hasn’t taken a side, the fact that Islam even has to resort to such tactics, has to make them uncomfortable on some mental level. The existence of the ads just raises the question ‘Why do Muslims need to run commercials stating Islam is a religion of peace?’ And there’s the big ‘Oh yeah.. That’s right.’ moment when trying to answer the question.

Canadian Infidel on October 3, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Islam is a religion of peace.

And if you don’t agree, then the followers of Islam will make you into pieces.

angryoldfatman on October 3, 2007 at 9:36 AM

As usual, Robert is on target and deserves to have his point be used in the dialogs that the Islamics consider paramount to navigating their road to peace.

When they make the demands that any non Muslim must adhere to their their word is racist in its the “lam right and you are wrong” defense when there is no defense.

MSGTAS on October 3, 2007 at 9:37 AM

Here’s the first Brit bus the sign originally appeared on during the test campaign.

It was a smashing success.

profitsbeard on October 3, 2007 at 9:43 AM

It is peace.

After you submit.

drjohn on October 3, 2007 at 8:17 AM

Except you have to make sure you’re the right kind of Muslim or else there’s still violence. Look at the Sunni vs. Shia.

Yakko77 on October 3, 2007 at 10:16 AM

Here’s the first Brit bus the sign originally appeared on during the test campaign.

Ouch.

Thing is, when the guy says, “We want to eradicate Islamophobia,” I want to ask, “So just what are you willing to do to achieve that goal?”

Are you willing to stand up against the [F]lying Imams? Are you willing to adapt to established customs and encourage others to do the same, or are you going to sue to make sure the culture conforms to you? Are you going to let CAIR (the British version, anyway) speak for you? Do you agree with these clowns? If so, how is this going to happen?

I’m all about peace, but getting there has to be a two-way effort.

saint kansas on October 3, 2007 at 10:25 AM

Happy Ramadan y’all.

JiangxiDad on October 3, 2007 at 10:28 AM

As usual, Bryan, great piece! Robert gets it right on the money. It sure would be proper to see HIS 5 point plan in action. I fear it’ll never happen.

countywolf on October 3, 2007 at 10:39 AM

I’m all about peace, but getting there has to be a two-way effort.

There’s no peace with islam … period. We need to halt muslim immigration to the US … NOW. Islam is incompatible with western ideals and democracy. It must be driven from the west or we will suffer the consequences.

No compromise.

darwin on October 3, 2007 at 10:46 AM

Mr. Spencer’s “5-Point” plan seems spot on to me. Chances of it happening on a large enough scale to get rid of “islamophobia”? Pretty much zero unfortunately.

Another thing I noticed in the ad campaign was the women wearing traditional Islamic garb. If they truly wished to show they were assimilating to British/Western culture and way of life then maybe they should at least dress the part? Maybe I’m making too much out of that but it just seems like a self imposed restriction of Freedom when they live in a land that gives them the freedom to dress as they please.

Yakko77 on October 3, 2007 at 10:50 AM

It is peace.

After you submit.

drjohn on October 3, 2007 at 8:17 AM

Exactly!

Lawrence on October 3, 2007 at 11:22 AM

Hey stupid Americans. Do you want to gaze into the future? Do you want a taste of how Muslims quietly infiltrate a society posing as well-to-do citizens, only to eventually rise up in surprising numbers to demand conversion to Islam or else? You need look no further than the UK. You can stick the proverbial fork in the Brits. They’re done.

WE are next.

To hell with political correctness. As long as we live in a PC society we are doomed, hopelessly playing into the hands of Islamic Jihad. It’s too late for the Brits, but it’s not too late for us to learn a lesson from their cooperation, understanding and integration of the Religion of Peace.

Wake up America.

fogw on October 3, 2007 at 11:29 AM

“Islam is Peace”

PR for the world’s largest organized criminal enterprise.

infidel4life on October 3, 2007 at 11:31 AM

Am I the only frog that thinks it’s getting hot in here?

ronsfi on October 3, 2007 at 11:33 AM

Number 4 — “Our community understands what the world wants to hear”

WHAT?

Is there any reason I should trust a religious group that will tell me WHAT I WANT TO HEAR instead of WHAT THEY BELIEVE? Sounds like a cult, not a religion.

desertdweller on October 3, 2007 at 11:39 AM

Looks like Orwell was right.

PRCalDude on October 3, 2007 at 11:43 AM

Instead of passing resolutions on Ramadam, the House should be passing resolutions identifying Islam as a political movement, and renounce it as a religion.

desertdweller on October 3, 2007 at 11:48 AM

I’m going to suggest (coin) a new word here: Islamomisos. This should replace ‘Islamophobia’, which suggests ‘fear’ of Islam. I have no ‘fear’ of Islam and will NOT submit. Rather, I detest it. The word is constructed of (of course) ‘Islam’, in reference to the obvious, and the Greek root word meaning ‘hatred’, which is ‘misos’. So the definitions should be something like this:

Islamomisos – detest or hatred of Islam
Islamomisoic – One who detests or hates Islam.

What do you think?

BNCurtis on October 3, 2007 at 11:51 AM

My Pakistani cab driver quoted that passage from Surah 5 the other day about killing innocents.

Robert, can you provide some examples of what representative jurists say about that passage?

PRCalDude on October 3, 2007 at 11:52 AM

So….., they wanna kill us. I love a infomercial that gets right to the point.

bloggless on October 3, 2007 at 11:59 AM

Peace, indeed. But you need to carry around one of those very sharp K-Bars that the guy from Reno has.

Jaibones on October 3, 2007 at 12:03 PM

Nevermind. Found that explanation from “Blogging the Qur’an: Surah 5:1-60.”

PRCalDude on October 3, 2007 at 12:07 PM

Well done Spencer. You are absolutely right.

ThackerAgency on October 3, 2007 at 12:35 PM

What Robert writes and speaks about is what our politicians and media should be telling us …

darwin on October 3, 2007 at 12:57 PM

Jihad doesn’t mean holy war.

Weed isn’t harmful it’s natural, man.

Size doesn’t matter.

- The Cat

MirCat on October 3, 2007 at 1:26 PM

On the house or not, you deserve many thanks.

Lazarus on October 3, 2007 at 1:30 PM

The UK and Europe is paying for giving Muslims more rights then Christians, and the US will also pay.

If you have ANY thoughts that “Islam is Peace” then you really live in an alternate universe, seek mental health professionals.

americaslaststand on October 3, 2007 at 1:32 PM

Instead of a religion, Islam should be regarded as social Nazism. What’s the difference?

Only we are good. Others are guilty of not accepting what we believe.
Oppose us at risk of death.
Submit, submit, submit.

Can’t you hear the boots goosestepping through the streets?

Cut off hands, and heads….. Stone people….
Strap explosives to your children…

“Religion” What a laugh.

This Nazism hates anyone different. It indoctrinates children with hatred.

We must shun it and its believers whereever they are found. Their Imams wish to lead the World into a realm of Hell not yet imagined by most. (look at Iran and Seria) IT IS WHAT IT APPEARS TO BE. Believe it. Even moderate Muslims are afraid of their radical brethren for they have no religious basis to oppose them and to oppose them puts them at risk of death. It’s a fear based ideology and it is in an expansion mode.

The West must fight back harder than they fight to overtake us.

Isolationism only works if you keep the bad guys out. Our government has demonstrated a propensity for not keeping anyone out (for the multinationals here thirst for slave labor) so it will eventually be up to us in the streets against all invaders.

Who are the bad guys? Those who want to kill us and steal what little wealth we have left.

Ernest on October 3, 2007 at 1:35 PM

I don’t get it. Shouldn’t everyone who’s always whining for moderate muslims to stand up for themselves be applauding this?

crr6 on October 3, 2007 at 1:42 PM

I always feel kind of sad after watching one of Mr. Spencer’s Vents… Things have gotten so turned upside down that he needs to point out things that should be so glaringly obvious.
Poll for Hot Air readers: did you have any kind of negative opinion of Islam prior to 1997? How about after the Cole was bombed? Did you still think that a bunch of 3rd world lunatics were messing about?
The whole “Islamaphobia” thing just makes me sick. Why would I be “Islamaphobic”, here in the U.S. where I am going about my daily dull life, not thinking globally, if someone and something hadn’t shaken me out of my stupor?

Babs on October 3, 2007 at 1:45 PM

If you have ANY thoughts that “Islam is Peace” then you really live in an alternate universe, seek mental health professionals.

americaslaststand on October 3, 2007 at 1:32 PM

That’s precisely what we see in the Truther crowd. It’s much easier to believe in a government conspiracy than to believe over a billion people want to kill or subjugate you, or that your nation is fighting for its very survival.

Poll for Hot Air readers: did you have any kind of negative opinion of Islam prior to 1997? How about after the Cole was bombed? Did you still think that a bunch of 3rd world lunatics were messing about?

I had a negative opinion, I just didn’t know anything about it.

PRCalDude on October 3, 2007 at 1:51 PM

Do NOT be FOOLED! ALL MUSLIMS want YOU DEAD!!!

Nonfactor on October 3, 2007 at 2:22 PM

I certainly hope Robert recognizes the the profound irony of his five point plan. Were Muslims to employee his plan they would in affect be renouncing Islam. Since every single one of Roberts points is diametrically opposed to the direct commandments of Islam.

doriangrey on October 3, 2007 at 2:31 PM

“Icon of Hatred” on YouTube… Check it out. While you are at it, check out http://podcast.shirenetworknews.net/

Babs on October 3, 2007 at 2:33 PM

I don’t get it. Shouldn’t everyone who’s always whining for moderate muslims to stand up for themselves be applauding this?

As one of those whiners, you’d think I would be. But I’m not. Yet.

I mean, check out the site itself and see the handy FAQs, like “What is a fatwa?” It sounds downright benign. “A fatwa is an Islamic religious ruling, a scholarly opinion on a matter of Islamic law.” That’s it? So why was Salman Rushdie in hiding for writing a book?

“As Muslims, we look at the opinion [to declare a fatwa and]…decide whether to follow it or not…. we compare the evidence and then choose the opinion to which our God-given conscience guides us.”

Nice, but note the lack of any mention of non-Muslims or British (not Sharia) law. How about throwing my phobic self a bone, like, “As a religion of peace, we as British citizens respect British law and freedom of expression and condemn violence of all kinds.”

If they want to assuage my phobia, something like that would go a long way.

saint kansas on October 3, 2007 at 2:45 PM

If they want to assuage my phobia, something like that would go a long way.

saint kansas on October 3, 2007 at 2:45 PM

The minute they do that they become apostates, so don’t go holding your breath waiting.

doriangrey on October 3, 2007 at 2:58 PM

Thing is, when the guy says, “We want to eradicate Islamophobia,” I want to ask, “So just what are you willing to do to achieve that goal?”

saint kansas on October 3, 2007 at 10:25 AM

A phobia is an irrational fear.

Given all the terrorism, atrocities and murders that Muslims have committed in the name of Islam recently and with all indications being that they will continue doing such and that they would like to do even more, far more, any fear of Islam is clearly not irrational.

It therefor follows that the term Islamophobia is essentially a self contained non sequitur.

The real “phobia” with regard to Islam is the fear on the part of Muslims that the truth will be told about Islam and it’s founder, their “Perfect man”, AKA the murdering, thieving, lying pedophile.

MB4 on October 3, 2007 at 3:03 PM

Moderate Unicorns

In medieval times, people created fairy tales and magical creatures to make sense of their world. One of the most endearing is the unicorn, a horse with a single horn that symbolized purity and wholesomeness. In our modern times, people in Europe and the United States consider themselves more sophisticated and rational than people from the Middle Ages, but we still create myths, albeit more subtle ones.

Daily we hear reports of violent acts committed by Islamic terrorists on every inhabited continent. We try to wish it away with the myth of the ‘Moderate Muslim’, telling ourselves the Islamic agenda has been’ hijacked’ by a ‘tiny minority of extremists’ and that soon the huge, silent, moderate majority of Muslims will take charge and change
things. However, post 9/11 very few Muslims have condemned terrorist actions. We are still waiting for moderates to stand and deliver, identifying and removing extremist thugs from their mosques and their communities. Waiting for this self-correction is our modern version of unicorn searching.

Moderate Muslims will not be able to wrest control of the agenda for several reasons. First of all, Mohammed, the Messenger of Allah’s eternal word, was not moderate. No moderate can legitimately tell another Muslim to stop doing the extremist things Mohammed himself did. Also, the
Qur’an condones violence and coercion to further the Islamic agenda. People whom we call moderates are labeled hypocrites by Allah Himself in the Qur’an. Moderates will always lose the argument because, as ex-Muslim author Ibn Warraq says, “There may be moderates in Islam but Islam itself is not moderate.”

Islamic expert Daniel Pipes and others estimate ten percent of the Islamic world to be militant. In 1933 when the Nazi party took control of Germany it had 2 million members, comprising only three percent of Germany’s sixty-six million citizens. A tiny minority of extremists can control a vast number of moderates, making them irrelevant.

Placing hope in ‘The Moderate Muslim’ is like searching for
unicorns in the forest.

- A_Plague_on_Both_Houses

MB4 on October 3, 2007 at 3:10 PM

I don’t get it. Shouldn’t everyone who’s always whining for moderate muslims to stand up for themselves be applauding this?

crr6 on October 3, 2007 at 1:42 PM

I think you forgot the sarcasm tag.

forest on October 3, 2007 at 3:18 PM

Babs on October 3, 2007 at 1:45 PM

Uh… yes… right after I visited the Middle East for the first time in 1980…

And it was cemented when I was in Lebanon in 83… when I was shot at 3 different times trying to go fix Electronics at the US Embassy.

Not to mention helping to pick up bodies after Oct 23…

So, yes, a few of us saw this coming a LONG time ago.

Romeo13 on October 3, 2007 at 3:21 PM

So, yes, a few of us saw this coming a LONG time ago.

Romeo13 on October 3, 2007 at 3:21 PM

Yes indeed and no matter how loudly or often we screamed our own government ignored us, na, they subverted us, covered up evidence right here in our own country that like us screamed of that which was to come.

doriangrey on October 3, 2007 at 3:37 PM

Do NOT be FOOLED! ALL MUSLIMS want YOU DEAD!!!

Nonfactor on October 3, 2007 at 2:22 PM

Please explain.

RD on October 3, 2007 at 3:38 PM

Please explain.

RD on October 3, 2007 at 3:38 PM

A joke. I thought I’d put it out there before someone seriously suggested it.

Nonfactor on October 3, 2007 at 3:45 PM

A phobia is an irrational fear.

Given all the terrorism, atrocities and murders that Muslims have committed in the name of Islam recently and with all indications being that they will continue doing such and that they would like to do even more, far more, any fear of Islam is clearly not irrational.

And over the 1400 years that the Muslim umma has tried to compel submission to Islam, it has used fear as a weapon. They, more than anyone else, have worked diligently to ensure that such fear is NOT a phobia of any kind, but rather an entirely rational and justified fear!

If anyone should know how rational such fear is, it should be those who have worked so hard to install it.

It therefor follows that the term Islamophobia is essentially a self contained non sequitur.

The real “phobia” with regard to Islam is the fear on the part of Muslims that the truth will be told about Islam and it’s founder, their “Perfect man”, AKA the murdering, thieving, lying pedophile.

MB4 on October 3, 2007 at 3:03 PM

Uswa hasana, al insan al-kamil. Karaoke kumbaya.

RD on October 3, 2007 at 3:51 PM

Hmmmm… prejudice is prejudging…

Is Judice a word?

I’m not prejudiced against Moslems, its an opinion based on both life experiences, and reading their own Holy book…

If your book wishes me to be a second class citizen, and you freely admit to following and believeing in that book, can’t I take you at your word and use that Judgement to protect myself?

Romeo13 on October 3, 2007 at 4:01 PM

If your book wishes me to be a second class citizen, and you freely admit to following and believeing in that book, can’t I take you at your word and use that Judgement to protect myself?

Romeo13 on October 3, 2007 at 4:01 PM

Of course not, that would be sooo judgmental… /s

doriangrey on October 3, 2007 at 4:07 PM

Uswa hasana, al insan al-kamil.

RD on October 3, 2007 at 3:51 PM

الرجل المثالي

MB4 on October 3, 2007 at 4:20 PM

Islam’s idea of peace is the same as Emperor Palpatine’s. Once the Sith (Islam) killed everyone who opposed them then they would have peace. (translation: you can’t argue if you’re dead)

Lone Star on October 3, 2007 at 5:08 PM

To me, it’s not so much ‘who the heck do they think they’re fooling!?’, as it is “I can’t believe that seemingly intelligent conscious and alert people, and many of those people in seats of government, do actually believe this flim-flam!”

Islam is a murderous blood thirsty evil governing religion that has contributed nothing worthy, good, and beneficial to the global society in thousands of years. They do nothing globally charitable. They have contributed nothing to the global community academically or scientifically in thousands of years when once they were on the apex of science and the arts. They do nothing to help bring about global peace and are quite obviously anti-peace. They contribute nothing but suffering to the entire world. It’s so plainly obvious what Islam’s ultimate goals are, and to what lengths they’ll go to achieve those goals. Which, of course, is to achieve total world domination, and that goodness, compassion, tolerance, and life means nothing in pursuit of their subjugation of women and attaining their “paradise and 72 virgins”. It may not have been that way at one time… 2,500 years in the past, but it sure as heck is in the present, which after all, is where we are currently!

Britain, with all due respect to the global friends we have left, is most probably our closest and dearest allie. Britain is where the roots of our entire country lay. If Britain is lost to dhimmi-tude and ultimately shari’ah law, the outlook is very very grim for the entire globe. Islam already holds a tenuous grip on France and Spain, among others. Canada is sure to follow Britain. The United States will be the icing on the cake and it’s already happening in front of our very eyes. Once they are ready, they’ll start to squeeze those grips in unison, ever tighter, until they squeeze the life out of freedom, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It will happen if it is not stopped immediately… it’s happening now. It makes me sad to know that my children and grandchildren will suffer terribly for it, and that a vast number of people scoff at the idea and some even participate willingly like they’ve sold their souls to the devil.

SilverStar830 on October 3, 2007 at 5:54 PM

Uswa hasana, al insan al-kamil.

RD on October 3, 2007 at 3:51 PM

Uswa hasana, al insan al-kamil” = Muhammad, the Perfect Saint or the Perfect Man

Seriously, who comes and posts some bull pucky like that in this thread on this site? We know who… RD on October 3, 2007 at 3:51 PM = Enemy at the gates.

SilverStar830 on October 3, 2007 at 6:00 PM

Seriously, who comes and posts some bull pucky like that in this thread on this site? We know who… RD on October 3, 2007 at 3:51 PM = Enemy at the gates.

SilverStar830 on October 3, 2007 at 6:00 PM

Did you actually read his post? It’s a reference to a fact of Islamic theology: Muslims believe Mohammed was “the perfect man” or the perfect example of behavior (except when they try to explain the whole Aisha thing).

PRCalDude on October 3, 2007 at 7:00 PM

(except when they try to explain the whole Aisha thing).

PRCalDude on October 3, 2007 at 7:00 PM

Heh heh you ought to see what happens when they try explaining how their own scholars in the past were sooo proud of Mohammad for his relationship with Aisha…Thats an even bigger circus than the first.

doriangrey on October 3, 2007 at 7:07 PM

The Jawa Report has posted proof positive that Islam is the Religion of Piece…Who would have thought it could really be true…

doriangrey on October 3, 2007 at 7:18 PM

Bob Spencer does us a world of good. But seriously, whosoever trusts a Muslim to do ANYTHING is a dold!

Muslims are NOT to be trusted, not to tie their f-ing shoes!

thejackal on October 3, 2007 at 7:25 PM

Peace

The peace of a graveyard
The peace of a battlefield decades after the fight
The peace of a pile of skulls
The peace of anihilation
The peace of death
The peace of sad whimpering of hopeless, beaten, and abused masked women

Peace

Mojave Mark on October 3, 2007 at 8:01 PM

Just got back to the computer. Thanks, PRCalDude!

No need to panic, SilverStar830. Beyond what PRCalDude alluded to, Robert Spencer himself has pointed out the translation/definition of both uswa hasana and al insan al-kamil repeatedly in the past. I believe it is one of the keys to unlocking the Muslim mind (to the extent that there is such a thing).

RD on October 3, 2007 at 8:12 PM

Liberals want to achieve Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, and think they can do that by going through George Orwell’s 1984. They are willing to do anything and ally with anyone in order to reach that goal.
What they refuse to understand is that Muslims intend to stop at 1984.

Lancer on October 3, 2007 at 8:35 PM

I believe it is one of the keys to unlocking the Muslim mind (to the extent that there is such a thing).

RD on October 3, 2007 at 8:12 PM
*
They seek it here, they seek it there
Those Dhimmi seek it everywhere
Is it in hiding or is it in a bind?
That demned elusive Muslim mind
It meddles with the Modern Revolution
Blowing up something each week
Spoiling every civilized advancement
La, what cheek!
They seek it here, they seek it there
Those Dhimmi seek it everywhere
If you should see it, please do give a yell!
That demned elusive Muslim mind
They seek it here, they seek it there
Those Dhimmi seek it everywhere
Oh, Robbie, how the Imams do implore you
Simply to stay home in bed
With all your interference
It may become a chore to chop a head!
- Percy

MB4 on October 3, 2007 at 8:48 PM

Let’s take a look at this. If a follower of Christianity tries to emulate the character of Jesus in his or her life, they will come much closer to being a peacemaker. If a follower of Islam tries to emulate the character of Mohammed, they will come closer to being (in the words of one brave Baptist preacher) a murderous pedophile. Aisha was six when Mohammed married her, but not to worry, he waited until she was nine to consummate the marriage.

What does it say about a faith, any faith, in which the followers are better off distancing themselves from the founder? You can fault Christians for their hypocrisy. However, they are hypocritical precisely because they are not living up to the standard that Christ set. The same cannot be said of Muslims. What holy example did Mohammed set? As I see it, examining the example of his life grants me license to do all sorts of unholy things…

leavenedbread on October 3, 2007 at 10:50 PM

To the shock & awe of many atheists, utopians, pagans, and other ‘enlightened’ people, I suggest the best way to combat islam is to embrace Christianity.

You know, locomotivebreath, I’ve started to have a whole new appreciation for the Christian religion. Though I still consider myself agnostic, I understand what this country was founded upon, and I believe we need to hang on to all these symbols and rituals that come with Christianity. Bannishing the Pledge of Allegiance from the classroom was criminal, not permitting a Christmas tree or any other religious symbol on public property is shameful, it’s not what our founding fathers intended for this country. And it’s opened a void which is rapidly being filled by the muslim religion, about every week I read an article about how muslims are being allowed to bring their religion into the classrooms in this country, and the administrators are bending over backwards (and forwards, though they don’t know it yet.) to accomodate this particular religion.

4shoes on October 3, 2007 at 11:21 PM

The whole “Islamaphobia” thing just makes me sick. Why would I be “Islamaphobic”, here in the U.S. where I am going about my daily dull life, not thinking globally, if someone and something hadn’t shaken me out of my stupor?

Babs on October 3, 2007 at 1:45 PM

Same here, until 9/11 I really didn’t pay attention to any of this stuff. I didn’t even know what a muslim was! It’s disgusting that these people have the nerve to attack us and then demand that we stop being islamaphobic! Pleeeease! These people need the secularist beat-down in a bad way, and soon! Not that I’m secularist, but they’ve done quite a job on the Christians in this country.

4shoes on October 3, 2007 at 11:31 PM

1 Thessalonians 5:3 “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh…”

NRA4Freedom on October 3, 2007 at 11:55 PM

They seek it here, they seek it there
Those Dhimmi seek it everywhere … !
- Percy

MB4 on October 3, 2007 at 8:48 PM

I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like them, Salim-I’m-awful.
I do not like green hummus and falafel!

(Sorry… ;-)

RD on October 3, 2007 at 11:57 PM

Robert Spencer, as usual, is right on the button with his views and commentary.

Don’t hold your breath for the Muslim to take Robert Spencer’s advice, it would be hazardous to your health.

In my opinion the Muslim is engaging in deception as they hold their true goals of Islamic domination and installing their laws over others.

I believe that for now the best course of action is to monitor their actions and avoid any commercial or investment contact with any Islamic person or entity. With any luck the majority will see them for what they really are and the Muslim will respond to the only influence that will change their course of action: Power and the willingness to use it.

omegaram on October 4, 2007 at 12:10 AM

Oh, Robbie, how the Imams do implore you
Simply to stay home in bed
With all your interference
It may become a chore to chop a head!
- Percy

Indeed. The taqiyya burden rises steadily. Too many infidels with too many awkward questions…exhausting!

Over time this may lead to a new phenomenon: dhimmiphobia!

“Exit question: Is turnabout fair play?”

RD on October 4, 2007 at 12:14 AM

Exit question #2: What would the mass-media circulation of the term “dhimmiphobia” (either willingly or unwillingly, perhaps because it was being used by “right-wing” elements to “smear” innocent, wholesome imams?) do to indirectly introduce the Islamic doctrine and history of dhimmitude to the average citizen?

RD on October 4, 2007 at 12:22 AM

“Struggle to improve quality of life…”

measure of quality of life = % of populations that are muslim

BadBrad on October 4, 2007 at 7:40 AM

Islam’s idea of peace is the same as Emperor Palpatine’s. Once the Sith (Islam) killed everyone who opposed them then they would have peace. (translation: you can’t argue if you’re dead)

Hey, it works in Gaza

drjohn on October 4, 2007 at 8:20 PM

Islam is Peace

translated into ordinary everyday English:

Islam is Death

My collie says:

Peaceful, isn’t it?

CyberCipher on October 4, 2007 at 9:56 PM

Islam = The Religion of Piece(s)! That’s what left after they blow up innocent men, women and children. Pieces of human flesh, including their own a lot of the time.

Maybe if they could get a “piece” in this world, they wouldn’t have to blow up innocent people to get 72 virgins in their afterlife.

Where do all the “virgins” come from anyway?

TruthToBeTold on October 4, 2007 at 10:28 PM

What not address infidelophobia on the part of muslims?

ricelchew on October 5, 2007 at 1:31 AM

Islam is Peace

Polygamy is Equality

Jizya is Tolerance

Lapidation is Mercy

Burqa is Liberation

Freedom is Slavery

Ignorance is Strength

Jimmy the Dhimmi on October 5, 2007 at 10:56 AM

Instead of iradicating islamophobia how about iradicating beheadings, honor killings and suicide bombings?

Do they “create friendships” by forcibly converting us infidels?

Postmodernism has crippled the West. I am very pessimistic about our survival.

peacenprosperity on October 5, 2007 at 11:57 AM

islamispeace is backed by MAB
MAB are a Muslim Brotherhood group

uptight on October 5, 2007 at 5:23 PM

Download for your iPod? How about “download for your septic tank”?

Jonas Parker on October 7, 2007 at 12:12 PM

“There were never Democrats in the KKK”

“Only Republicans own large corporations”

“Not all Nazi’s were bad people”

“Islam is Peace”

americaslaststand on October 8, 2007 at 4:26 PM