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Robert Spencer: Yes, It Really Is All About Islam

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Two news items this week show us once again what the establishment media and almost all political authorities in the free world are determined to deny: jihad terrorism really is all about Islam.

The first was in Australia, from which the Daily Mail Australia reported Saturday that “about 40 heavily-armed police stormed a Surry Hills home at 4pm before raiding properties in Lakemba, Punchbowl and Wiley Park in Sydney’s west. An Islamist cell is accused of planning to bring down a domestic flight with an ‘explosive device’ discovered at the Cleveland Street home.”

Neighbors of the four Muslims who were arrested professed to be shocked. One told reporters that the arrested men were “perfectly nice and normal people. We knew them to say hello to and they seemed nice.”

They probably were nice and normal. They just believed in jihad against the Infidel. Nowhere are non-Muslim governments taking that possibility into account. Australian authorities, like authorities all over the West, are indefatigably committed to the idea that Islam is a Religion of Peace, and that every last Muslim in the West is a loyal citizen who is committed to a pluralistic society and abhors jihad terror.

And if the neighbors of these Muslims in the West express the slightest doubt as to these Muslims’ abhorrence of jihad terror, they will be brought up on “Islamophobia” and “hate speech” charges and fined or jailed. Non-Muslims better assume their Muslim neighbors are “nice and normal,” or else.

Meanwhile, these “nice and normal” Muslim neighbors were plotting to bomb a commercial airliner in the name of Islam and jihad, hoping to kill hundreds and destroy the lives of countless others.

Why? Because they believed in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and in the imperatives contained in both to wage jihad against unbelievers. Islam, and only Islam, explains what would transform “nice and normal” neighbors into mass murderers. From an Islamic standpoint, there is nothing that isn’t “nice and normal” about jihad mass murder.

The second news item comes from Germany, where, according to the Associated Press, “a Palestinian man who allegedly stabbed one person to death and wounded six others in Hamburg was known to authorities as a suspected Islamic radical but is also psychologically unstable.”

As is always the case with instances such as this one, we’re told that “the man’s motive remained unclear.” However, he was screaming “Allahu akbar” as he stabbed the shoppers, and according to AP, “a friend had tipped authorities off to changes in the man, telling them that he stopped drinking alcohol and started talking about the Quran, said Torsten Voss, head of the Hamburg branch of the domestic intelligence agency.”

He “stopped drinking alcohol and started talking about the Quran.”

Before Barack Obama in 2011 ordered the scrubbing of counter-terror training materials of all mention of Islam and jihad, this would have been taken as a possible sign that a Muslim could potentially become a jihad terrorist. On October 19, 2011, Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates wrote a letter to John Brennan, who was then the Assistant to the President on National Security for Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism. The letter was signed not just by Khera, but by the leaders of virtually all the significant Islamic groups in the United States, including CAIR, ISNA, MAS, ICNA, and MPAC.

The letter denounced what it characterized as U.S. government agencies’ “use of biased, false and highly offensive training materials about Muslims and Islam.” Khera stated:

A 2006 FBI intelligence report stating that individuals who convert to Islam are on the path to becoming “Homegrown Islamic Extremists,” if they exhibit any of the following behavior:

  • “Wearing traditional Muslim attire”

  • “Growing facial hair”

  • “Frequent attendance at a mosque or a prayer group”

  • “Travel to a Muslim country”

  • “Increased activity in a pro-Muslim social group or political cause”

But the FBI intelligence report Khera purported to be describing didn’t actually say that converts to Islam were necessarily “on the path” to becoming “extremists” if they wore traditional Muslim attire, grew facial hair, and frequently attended a mosque; it simply included these behaviors among a list of fourteen indicators to “identify an individual going through the radicalization process.” Others included “travel without obvious source of funds’; “suspicious purchases of bomb making paraphernalia or weapons”; “large transfer of funds, from or to overseas”; and “formation of operational cells.” Khera selectively quoted and misrepresented the list to give the impression that the FBI was saying that devout observance of Islam led inevitably and in every case to “extremism.”

In any case, all that was swept away. It became “Islamophobic” to take a newfound interest in Islam as any indication that an individual was on a path to jihad. And so the Hamburg supermarket attacker was free to stab people at will, because German authorities wouldn’t have dreamed of doing something so “Islamophobic” as placing him under surveillance because he stopped drinking alcohol and started talking about the Qur’an (and was already known to them as an “Islamist”).

Yet the Hamburg attack and the Sydney plot both demonstrate yet again that all this really is all about Islam, and unless and until law enforcement officials begin to take that into account, a great many more people are going to die.

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies). Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

 

 

  • Robbins Mitchell

    If you bow down to a goddamn meteorite in the Arabian desert by sticking your behind in the air like a punk so you can honor an illiterate mass murdering pedophile who claimed to be the messenger of some obscure Arabian moon “god”….you might be a muslim https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ab86dcc1267686fab998b0caeb6ee45a2ec6d0621a974ec81a56fa4dc352d84.jpg

    • KansasGirl

      I couldn’t have said it better.

    • amongoose
      • Suresh

        But there is a catch. They must kill some infidels to qualify for their 72 virgin pigs !

        • amongoose

          Or be killed using the “Pershing Method”,
          and not be killed by a Kurdish female fighter.

          • Suresh

            That would be “human rights violation ” maybe even “religious right” violation as they are being stopped from getting their brothel share of virgin pigs as promised by moh-mad !

          • Suresh

            That would be “human rights violation ” maybe even “religious right” violation as they are being stopped from getting their brothel share of virgin pigs

          • amongoose

            They can type up a complaint, in triplicate, notarized, with a self addressed return envelope, and we will get back to them shortly after receipt of their correspondence,
            real shortly.

          • Suresh

            No , their koran tells them to go and kill some infidels instead.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            Iraqi Kurdistan enforces islamic blasphemy laws — surprisingly enough, it’s run by Kruds.
            The muslum Kruds also assisted their fellow Turkish muslum brethren in slaughtering/enslaving 2.5 million Assyrian and Armenian Christians in Turkey/Armenia.

          • amongoose

            But are considered still apostates by both sunni and shia , as are the alawites.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            Hmmmm. The alawites ran Syria, they were good buddies w/Iran who considers them a sect of Shi’a islam.

          • amongoose

            The Alawites by the Sunni, and the Kurds by the Shia.
            Apologize for not being clearer.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            If you want to cry for the muslum Kruds try doing it to anyone who’s Armenian. You might feel differently if your entire family had been wiped out by the f’ing muslum Kruds and Turks in Armenia/Turkey.

          • amongoose

            Easy Trigger,
            .
            Now when did I defend, or cry over them?
            Do I believe in arming them, oh hell yes. They sit in both iran and turkey, each of which hate them, and us.
            Erdoboy wants a caliphate, if they stand in tha way, great.
            .
            And why isn’t your profile accessible? You a bot, or just that ashamed of or unwilling/able to defend what ya write?

          • How do you forget the road ?

          • amongoose

            What?
            A little clearer please.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        The US military might be better employed taking care of the traitors in the District of Criminals and Quantico, VA.

    • Suresh

      Appeasing jihadis never work. in Sweden Police are begging for help, legal system collapsing

      And now swedish police is so overworked, outnumbered that the Police chief is begging for help from his own govt http://bit.ly/2s75qAn

      But they are too busy bringing in more jihadis and dumb Left/liberal women I heard are allowing themselves be their sex slaves so they won’t be killed !

    • az

      Don’t forget conning idiots in the streets of mecca, marring a widow to get all her money, and claiming to see an archangel while alone in a cave.
      And murdering a lot of ppl because they refused to be played by Mad moe like an harmonica.
      He was really a great role model… for criminals of all types.

    • Dorrie

      Yup! And there needs to be a WORLD-WIDE CRUSADE now!

  • Jeremy Steering

    It’s truly inexplicable that the lethal triple cocktail of political correctness + the fantasy of muticulturalism + the obsession with “diversity” has stifled all debate on immigration, crime and terrorism, because it allows no criticism of what are the world’s two most backward and violent cultures: Muslim and black African. In their desperation to defend Islam in the face of the daily evidence of intolerance and violence by its followers on every continent, do none of the liberals, the media, church leaders and assorted activists find it just a little bit strange that the headlines never have the words “Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists” et al in them? Should someone not dare to make and question the connection with Islamist violence, and do something about it?

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Islamist, like islamphobia, is a dishonest neologism designed to insulate islum and muslums from criticism.

  • rh2

    “. . . One told reporters that the arrested men were “perfectly nice and normal people. We knew them to say hello to and they seemed nice.”

    If only Muslim murderers looked like the homicidal maniacs that they really are then people would distrust and reject them immediately. In real life, however, many come across as jovial, smiling people who wouldn’t harm a fly. That IS how well Allah’s disciples are able to hide their evil natures and give people a false sense of security. But then comes the time that they simply cannot restrain their bloodlust any longer and go on random killing sprees. . . Allahu Akbar!

  • Dennis

    Once again Robert Spencer says it as it is. Spencer is, at least to me, and I hope to you as well, a fervent critic of the belief system that is Islam (and I admit to being a critic as well), a belief system which preaches violence thru Jihad. Whether others call our criticism “Islamophobia” or simple objective criticism, the result is the same. Islam is and continues to be a VERY dangerous belief system that has as its bottom line the hate of all other non-Muslims. To not recognize that, and not express concern and fear of the danger that it represents is, to me, mind boggling. The Imams continue to promote the inane propositions that Islam requires of it followers domination and subjugation, and as long as that preaching continues they will create crazies who will justify their heinous conduct on this warped belief system. The free world must accept that they have declared war on all of us non-Muslims.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The sooner the qur’an is realized to be the handbook for the criminally insane, and treated as such, the sooner there will be progress in stamping out the problem of islam.

    • AgesOfReason

      Ditto the Bibble

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        “Bibble”? So is Christianity just as bad as islum? Why don’t you move to N. Korea? There’s no religion there and they happily persecute Christians.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Assuming you mean the “Bible” that is the stupidest comparison that it would be possible to make.

      • Robert Batchelor

        You’re obviously lacking eyes and ears. Christians aren’t beheading and terrorizing the world the way Islam does and has done sense its’ inception. Yet, in your pea-brain, the Quran and Bible are essentially the same—for the insane. If you’re unable to see the difference in how people act that follow each book then you really are insane.

      • Dorrie

        The “Age of Reason” seems to have skipped you . . .

  • Michelle

    Insanity is NO excuse nor is it a reason for their behaviour and actions. Islam is a SUPREMACIST ideology, that demands that muslims show their superiority over what they are taught are subhuman infidels and anyone who follows its tenets is a mad dog fanatic and should be shot down like the rabid ultra sub human that they are. Read up on the tortures inflicted on the infidels at Bataclan and then find its match ONLY in the actions of well documented torture sadist serial killers. Muslims are taught that the infidel is subhuman and look at how even a “decent” (sic!) muslim treats animals to gain a clue. Those responsible for allowing this to be unleashed on the west WILL PAY and we have to make a decision based upon ethics (which will create the Umma and there then will be NO ethics) or survival. I see NPs with dropping ethics and treating them as alien invaders, in a what is , to muslims, already a 1400 year old war.

    • Simba

      Please provide reference for Batclan tortures.I hope it’s not suppressed by now.Thanks,

  • Logic PrObe

    The house in Surry Hills was next door to a mosque.
    Coincidence?

  • Badger

    That’s funny. I stopped drinking alcohol 35 years ago and I talk about the koran to anyone who will listen.

    It’s not fair. My neighbours think I am an islamophobe. :-)

  • Gordon Miller

    There is something akin to a magical spell that has swept into the western countries, a denial of almost a supernatural nature, that causes people to deny the connection of Islam and terrorism. I fear it has seeped into the White House as well among most of Trump’s closest advisors. If that is the case, our American culture, principles, laws, indeed everything we cherish, is doomed.

  • Dorrie

    The world needs another VERY LARGE crusade!

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