Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Brilliant Orator; Damn Fool: Netanyahu Addresses Congress

Brilliant Orator; Damn Fool: Netanyahu Addresses Congress For those who missed the speech, MSNBC has a video which displays the P.M.'s passionate connection with his primary audience who responded with many standing ovations. 

    The speech is preceded by an advertisement and a news clip; I am not certain that I grabbed the correct embed code.

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    A five page pdf file containing the prepared remarks was found here.  As is my habit, I will mark important parts with superscripts linked to an enumerated list of my comments. Clicking the superscripts will bring my comment into view, pressing your Backspace key will return to the text.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
Speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a Joint Meeting of the United States Congress
May 24, 2011
I am deeply honored by your warm welcome. And I am deeply honored that you have given me the
opportunity to address Congress a second time.
Mr. Vice President, do you remember the time we were the new kids in town?
And I do see a lot of old friends here. And I do see a lot of new friends of Israel here. Democrats and
Republicans alike.
Israel has no better friend than America1. And America has no better friend than Israel. We stand together to
defend democracy. We stand together to advance peace. We stand together to fight terrorism.
Congratulations America, Congratulations, Mr. President. You got bin Laden. Good riddance!2
In an unstable Middle East, Israel is the one anchor of stability. In a region of shifting alliances, Israel is
America’s unwavering ally. Israel has always been pro-American. Israel will always be pro-American.
My friends, you don’t need to do nation building in Israel. We’re already built. You don’t need to export
democracy to Israel. We’ve already got it. You don’t need to send American troops to defend Israel. We
defend ourselves. You’ve been very generous in giving us tools to do the job of defending Israel on our own.
Thank you all, and thank you President Obama, for your steadfast commitment to Israel’s security.3 I know
economic times are tough. I deeply appreciate this.
Support for Israel’s security is a wise investment in our common future. For an epic battle is now unfolding in
the Middle East, between tyranny and freedom.4 A great convulsion is shaking the earth from the Khyber
Pass to the Straits of Gibraltar. The tremors have shattered states and toppled governments. And we can all
see that the ground is still shifting. Now this historic moment holds the promise of a new dawn of freedom
and opportunity. Millions of young people are determined to change their future. We all look at them. They
muster courage. They risk their lives. They demand dignity. They desire liberty.
These extraordinary scenes in Tunis and Cairo, evoke those of Berlin and Prague in 1989. Yet as we share
their hopes, but we also must also remember that those hopes could be snuffed out as they were in Tehran
in 1979. You remember what happened then. The brief democratic spring in Iran was cut short by a
ferocious and unforgiving tyranny. This same tyranny smothered Lebanon’s democratic Cedar Revolution,
and inflicted on that long-suffering country, the medieval rule of Hezbollah.
So today, the Middle East stands at a fateful crossroads. Like all of you, I pray
that the peoples of the region choose the path less travelled, the path of liberty. No one knows what this
path consists of better than you. This path is not paved by elections alone. It is paved when governments
permit protests in town squares, when limits are placed on the powers of rulers5, when judges are beholden
to laws and not men, and when human rights cannot be crushed by tribal loyalties or mob rule.
Israel has always embraced this path, in the Middle East has long rejected it. In a region where women are
stoned, gays are hanged, Christians are persecuted, Israel stands out. It is different.
As the great English writer George Eliot predicted over a century ago, that once established, the Jewish
state will "shine like a bright star of freedom amid the despotisms of the East.” Well, she was right. We have
a free press, independent courts, an open economy, rambunctious parliamentary debates. You think you
guys are tough on one another in Congress? Come spend a day in the Knesset. Be my guest.
Courageous Arab protesters, are now struggling to secure these very same rights for their peoples, for their
societies.6 We're proud that over one million Arab citizens of Israel have been enjoying these rights for
decades. Of the 300 million Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, only Israel’s Arab citizens enjoy real
democratic rights. I want you to stop for a second and think about that. Of those 300 million Arabs, less than
one-half of one-percent are truly free, and they're all citizens of Israel!
This startling fact reveals a basic truth: Israel is not what is wrong about the Middle East. Israel is what is
right about the Middle East.7
Israel fully supports the desire of Arab peoples in our region to live freely. We long for the day when Israel
will be one of many real democracies in the Middle East.
Fifteen years ago, I stood at this very podium, and said that democracy must start to take root in the Arab
World. Well, it's begun to take root.8This beginning holds the promise of a brilliant future of peace and
prosperity. For I believe that a Middle East that is genuinely democratic will be a Middle East truly at peace.9
But while we hope and work for the best, we must also recognize that powerful forces10 oppose this future.
They oppose modernity. They oppose democracy. They oppose peace.
Foremost among these forces is Iran. The tyranny in Tehran brutalizes its own people. It supports attacks
against American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. It subjugates Lebanon and Gaza. It sponsors terror
When I last stood here, I spoke of the dire consequences of Iran developing nuclear weapons. Now time is
running out, and the hinge of history may soon turn. For the greatest danger facing humanity could soon be
upon us: A militant Islamic regime armed with nuclear weapons.
Militant Islam12threatens the world. It threatens Islam. I have no doubt that it will ultimately be defeated. It will
eventually succumb to the forces of freedom and progress. But like other fanaticisms that were doomed to
fail, militant Islam could exact a horrific price from all of us before its inevitable demise.
A nuclear-armed Iran13 would ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. It would give terrorists a nuclear
umbrella. It would make the nightmare of nuclear terrorism a clear and present danger throughout the world.
I want you to understand what this means. They could put the bomb anywhere. They could put it on a
missile. It could be on a container ship in a port, or in a suitcase on a subway.
Now the threat to my country cannot be overstated. Those who dismiss it are sticking their heads in the
sand. Less than seven decades after six million Jews were murdered, Iran's leaders deny the Holocaust of
the Jewish people, while calling for the annihilation of the Jewish state.
Leaders who spew such venom14, should be banned from every respectable forum on the planet. But there is
something that makes the outrage even greater: The lack of outrage. In much of the international
community, the calls for our destruction are met with utter silence. It is even worse because there are many
who rush to condemn Israel for defending itself against Iran’s terror proxies.
But not you. Not America.15 You have acted differently. You've condemned the Iranian regime for its genocidal
aims. You’ve passed tough sanctions against Iran. History will salute you America.
President Obama has said that the United States is determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear
weapons. He successfully led the Security Council to adopt sanctions against Iran. You in Congress passed
even tougher sanctions. These words and deeds are vitally important.16
Yet the Ayatollah regime briefly suspended its nuclear program only once, in 2003, when it feared the
possibility of military action. That same year, Muammar Qadaffi gave up his nuclear weapons program, and
for the same reason. The more Iran believes that all options are on the table, the less the chance of
confrontation. This is why I ask you to continue to send an unequivocal message: That America will never
permit Iran to develop nuclear weapons.
As for Israel, if history has taught the Jewish people anything, it is that we must take calls for our destruction
seriously. We are a nation that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust. When we say never again, we mean
never again. 17Israel always reserves the right to defend itself.
My friends, while Israel will be ever vigilant in its defense, we will never give up on our quest for peace. I
guess we’ll give it up when we achieve it. Israel wants peace. Israel needs peace. We've achieved historic
peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan that have held up for decades.
I remember what it was like before we had peace. I was nearly killed in a firefight inside the Suez Canal. I
mean that literally. I battled terrorists along both banks of the Jordan River. Too many Israelis have lost
loved ones. I know their grief. I lost my brother.
So no one in Israel wants a return to those terrible days. The peace with Egypt and Jordan has long served
as an anchor of stability and peace in the heart of the Middle East.
This peace should be bolstered by economic and political support to all those who remain committed to
The peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan are vital. But they're not enough. We must also find a way to
forge a lasting peace with the Palestinians19. Two years ago, I publicly committed to a solution of two states
for two peoples: A Palestinian state alongside the Jewish state20.
I am willing to make painful compromises to achieve this historic peace21. As the leader of Israel, it is my
responsibility to lead my people to peace.
This is not easy for me. I recognize that in a genuine peace, we will be required to give up parts of the
Jewish homeland. In Judea and Samaria, the Jewish people are not foreign occupiers.22 We are not the
British in India. We are not the Belgians in the Congo.
This is the land of our forefathers, the Land of Israel, to which Abraham brought the idea of one God, where
David set out to confront Goliath, and where Isaiah saw a vision of eternal peace. No distortion of history
can deny the four thousand year old bond, between the Jewish people and the Jewish land.
But there is another truth: The Palestinians share this small land with us. We seek a peace in which they will
be neither Israel’s subjects nor its citizens. They should enjoy a national life of dignity as a free, viable and
independent people in their own state.23 They should enjoy a prosperous economy, where their creativity and
initiative can flourish.
We've already seen the beginnings of what is possible. In the last two years,
the Palestinians have begun to build a better life for themselves. Prime Minister Fayad has led this effort. I
wish him a speedy recovery from his recent operation.
We've helped the Palestinian economy by removing hundreds of barriers and roadblocks24 to the free flow of
goods and people. The results have been nothing short of remarkable. The Palestinian economy is
booming. It's growing by more than 10% a year.
Palestinian cities look very different today than they did just a few years ago. They have shopping malls,
movie theaters, restaurants, banks. They even have e-businesses. This is all happening without peace.
Imagine what could happen with peace. Peace would herald a new day for both peoples. It would make the
dream of a broader Arab-Israeli peace a realistic possibility.
So now here is the question. You have to ask it. If the benefits of peace with the Palestinians are so clear,
why has peace eluded us? Because all six Israeli Prime Ministers since the signing of Oslo accords agreed
to establish a Palestinian state. Myself included. So why has peace not been achieved? Because so far, the
Palestinians have been unwilling to accept a Palestinian state, if it meant accepting a Jewish state alongside
You see, our conflict has never been about the establishment of a Palestinian state. It has always been
about the existence of the Jewish state.25 This is what this conflict is about. In 1947, the United Nations voted
to partition the land into a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews said yes. The Palestinians said no. In
recent years, the Palestinians twice refused generous offers by Israeli Prime Ministers, to establish a
Palestinian state on virtually all the territory won by Israel in the Six Day War.
They were simply unwilling to end the conflict. And I regret to say this: They continue to educate their
children to hate.26 They continue to name public squares after terrorists. And worst of all, they continue to
perpetuate the fantasy that Israel will one day be flooded by the descendants of Palestinian refugees.
My friends, this must come to an end. President Abbas must do what I have done. I stood before my people,
and I told you it wasn’t easy for me, and I said… "I will accept a Palestinian state."27 It is time for President
Abbas to stand before his people and say… "I will accept a Jewish state."28
Those six words will change history. They will make clear to the Palestinians that this conflict must come to
an end. That they are not building a state to continue the conflict with Israel, but to end it. They will convince
the people of Israel that they have a true partner for peace.29 With such a partner, the people of Israel will be
prepared to make a far reaching compromise. I will be prepared to make a far reaching compromise.
This compromise must reflect the dramatic demographic changes that have occurred since 1967. The vast
majority of the 650,000 Israelis who live beyond the 1967 lines, reside in neighborhoods and suburbs of
Jerusalem and Greater Tel Aviv.
These areas are densely populated but geographically quite small. Under any realistic peace agreement,
these areas, as well as other places of critical strategic and national importance, will be incorporated into the
final borders of Israel.
The status of the settlements will be decided only in negotiations. But we must also be honest. So I am
saying today something that should be said publicly by anyone serious about peace. In any peace
agreement that ends the conflict, some settlements will end up beyond Israel’s borders. The precise
delineation of those borders must be negotiated. We will be very generous on the size of a future Palestinian
state. But as President Obama said, the border will be different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967.
Israel will not return to the indefensible lines of 1967.
We recognize that a Palestinian state must be big enough to be viable, independent and prosperous.
President Obama rightly referred to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, just as he referred to the
future Palestinian state as the homeland of the Palestinian people. Jews from around the world have a right
to immigrate to the Jewish state. Palestinians from around the world should have a right to immigrate, if they
so choose, to a Palestinian state. This means that the Palestinian refugee problem will be resolved outside
the borders of Israel.
As for Jerusalem, only a democratic Israel has protected freedom of worship for all faiths in the city30.
Jerusalem must never again be divided. Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel. I know that this
is a difficult issue for Palestinians. But I believe with creativity and goodwill a solution can be found.
This is the peace I plan to forge with a Palestinian partner committed to peace. But you know very well, that
in the Middle East, the only peace that will hold is a peace you can defend.31
So peace must be anchored in security. In recent years, Israel withdrew from South Lebanon and Gaza. But
we didn't get peace. Instead, we got 12,000 thousand rockets fired from those areas on our cities, on our
children, by Hezbollah and Hamas. The UN peacekeepers in Lebanon failed to prevent the smuggling of this
weaponry. The European observers in Gaza evaporated overnight. So if Israel simply walked out of the
territories, the flow of weapons into a future Palestinian state would be unchecked. Missiles fired from it
could reach virtually every home in Israel in less than a minute. I want you to think about that too. Imagine
that right now we all had less than 60 seconds to find shelter from an incoming rocket. Would you live that
way? Would anyone live that way? Well, we aren’t going to live that way either.32
The truth is that Israel needs unique security arrangements because of its unique size. Israel is one of the
smallest countries in the world. Mr. Vice President, I'll grant you this. It’s bigger than Delaware. It’s even
bigger than Rhode Island. But that’s about it. Israel on the 1967 lines would be half the width of the
Washington Beltway.
Now here’s a bit of nostalgia. I first came to Washington thirty years ago as a young diplomat. It took me a
while, but I finally figured it out: There is an America beyond the Beltway. But Israel on the 1967 lines would
be only nine miles wide. So much for strategic depth.
So it is therefore absolutely vital for Israel’s security that a Palestinian state be fully demilitarized. And it is
vital that Israel maintain a long-term military presence along the Jordan River. Solid security arrangements
on the ground are necessary not only to protect the peace, they are necessary to protect Israel in case the
peace unravels. For in our unstable region, no one can guarantee that our peace partners today will be there
And when I say tomorrow, I don't mean some distant time in the future. I mean -- tomorrow. Peace can be
achieved only around the negotiating table. The Palestinian attempt to impose a settlement through the
United Nations will not bring peace. It should be forcefully opposed by all those who want to see this conflict
I appreciate the President’s clear position on this issue. Peace cannot be imposed. It must be negotiated.
But it can only be negotiated with partners committed to peace.34
And Hamas is not a partner for peace. Hamas remains committed to Israel's destruction and to terrorism.
They have a charter. That charter not only calls for the obliteration of Israel, but says ‘kill the Jews wherever
you find them’. Hamas’ leader condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden and praised him as a holy warrior.
Now again I want to make this clear. Israel is prepared to sit down today and negotiate peace with the
Palestinian Authority.35 I believe we can fashion a brilliant future of peace for our children. But Israel will not
negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by the Palestinian version of Al Qaeda.36
So I say to President Abbas: Tear up your pact with Hamas! Sit down and negotiate! Make peace with the
Jewish state! And if you do, I promise you this. Israel will not be the last country to welcome a Palestinian
state as a new member of the United Nations. It will be the first to do so.37
My friends, the momentous trials of the last century, and the unfolding events of this century, attest to the
decisive role of the United States in advancing peace and defending freedom. Providence entrusted the
United States to be the guardian of liberty. All peoples who cherish freedom owe a profound debt of
gratitude to your great nation. Among the most grateful nations is my nation, the people of Israel, who have
fought for their liberty and survival against impossible odds, in ancient and modern times alike.
I speak on behalf of the Jewish people and the Jewish state when I say to you, representatives of America,
Thank you. Thank you for your unwavering support for Israel. Thank you for ensuring that the flame of
freedom burns bright throughout the world. May God bless all of you. And may God forever bless the United
States of America.

  1. With friends like America, who needs enemies? A series of American Presidents have let Israel down and sabotaged her, beginning with Carter. Obama must be numbered among the enemies of Israel. The Congress and electorate are friends of Israel, but they don't make our foreign policy.
  2. That is a prime example of meaningless emotional bonding, much too shallow. "Getting" Usama, while necessary, is insufficient.
  3. That statement should have been dripping with sarcasm, I failed to detect any. Obama is not committed to Israel's security, far from it.
  4. The real battle is between tyrants, not between tyranny and liberty.  Those who seek liberty are an insignificant minority, unlikely to prevail.
  5. Netanyahu brought out one crucial point concealed by Obama: the necessity of limited government. Without it, libertarian revolts are doomed to failure.
  6. One crucial element is missing: acknowledgment of the fact that those rights are contradicted by Islam; the two are incompatible.
  7. That brilliant statement of the blindingly obvious truth is a slap in the face to the E.U. & U.N. It should be restated early and often.
  8. Until Islam is removed, the seed will fall upon rocks and be consumed by birds or scorched by the sun. It can not sprout and blossom until Islam is eliminated.
  9. Peace is not a function of democracy. Democracy and aggression are not mutually exclusive. Democracies will only be peaceful if their electorates want peace and eschew aggression.
  10. The powerful force which opposes peace & freedom is Islam. Netanyahu should have named it.
  11. Why does Iran oppose liberty and sponsor terrorism? What "powerful force" motivates those policies?  "Its Islam, stupid!".
  12. If you thought my headline was outrageous, now you will learn the reason, its in that statement: "militant Islam" "Its Islam, stupid!". The name stands alone, without adjectives, qualifiers or modifiers. "Its Islam, stupid!". Islam's purpose is the accrual of power, wealth & income. Its method is martial. These fatal facts are fully documented in another blog post: Islam's Mercenary Mission, there you will find the relevant ayat & ahadith quoted and linked. Islam is militant by definition.
  13. Pakistan already has the bomb. It is just a matter of time before the regime falls to those more ready to use the bomb Nobody is willing to take effective action against Iran to prevent it from building a nuke.
  14. The leadership of Iran is not the problem. Its Islam, stupid!". Open the Qur'an to 9:29 and read itRead JM Rodwell's translation for its outstanding clarity. Turn next to 7:167Who will Allah send to torment the Jews?  Next, read Sahih Bukhari 4.52.177Iran did not invent Islamic genocide of Jews. Who did?  For the answer, turn to 8:67.
  15. Every time Israel counter attacks, our President demands "restraint". Have you so soon forgotten the bitter bitching about "Cast Lead"?
  16. Those sanctions are necessary and insufficient. Iran's nuke program must be destroyed by military force.
  17. This line had strong emphasis in the video and for good reason.  There is no reason why Israel should submit to genocide.
  18. A nice retroactive swipe at Obama's support for the revolt against Mubarak.  It will probably be misinterpreted to support paying tribute to the new Muslim Brotherhood regime.
  19. Islam does not make lasting peace, only ten year hudnas, which are contracts at will, subject to revocation when the Muslims gain sufficient strength to renew their aggression.
  20. They do not want a state, if they did, they would have accepted the partition plan in '47 instead of waging war against Israel. They want Israel destroyed and the Jews massacred. Nothing less will satisfy their blood lust. Besides which, they are not a people, they are undifferentiated Arabs from Egypt & Syria.
  21. Compromising, negotiating & appeasing Islam result in more aggression, not in peace. All such gestures are perceived as signs of weakness, which emboldens the predator. Land for "peace" is a fool's bargain, you will have neither land nor peace.
  22. A rarely stated truth: Jews are occupied, not occupying. Few will accept that fact.
  23. It is called Jordan.
  24. When you remove check points and security barriers, Jews die as a result, not a wise move.
  25. In a previous blog post:Victory: the Path to Peace.  I detailed the Islamic foundation of violence against Israel. Rejectionism is about Allah's promise of victory and his failure to make it permanent. Israel's recovery of stolen hand and Islamic failure to reconquer it proves Allah to be an impotent idol. Muslims can not tolerate that blasphemous reality.
  26. Inculcating hate in the schools is an egregious violation of the Oslo Accords. While that violation continues, no new negotiation should be started.
  27. A foolish act of treason against Israel and the human race.
  28. The demand is impossible. Even if possible, no such statement could be trusted by any sentient person. Tolerance of Israel is tantamount to apostasy.
  29. In that case, the people of Israel would be damned fools, doomed to destruction and they would deserve it. Islam is a lie and Muslims are liars. Arafat talked peace in English to the press and war in Arabic to his brethren.
  30. That is a damned lie. Jews and Christians are restricted in their access to the Temple Mount and arrested if they attempt to pray there.
  31. Cognitive dissonance is right on the surface of that statement, easily seen and recognized. If Muslims wanted peace, the conflict would end. Instead, they want victory and expanded conquest.  Peace must be complete, absolute, exclusive and permanent. It can not exist while Muslims are Hellbent on world conquest. 
  32. Then start expelling Muslims from the land of Israel, send them home, far beyond your borders. Rocket fire will only stop when there are no living Muslims within rocket range.
  33. More cognitive dissonance: he knows that peace is impossible but he can't confess his knowledge, he can only vaguely imply it.
  34. Cognitive dissonance is clearly evident. We all know blessed well that Abbas has no interest in peace: "from the river to the sea".  Israel has no partner for peace, never had one and never will.
  35. What do HAMAS and P.A. have in common? They are Muslims. They believe the same crap. They observe the same "religious obligation" to make annual military attacks against disbelievers.  "Its Islam, stupid!".  How can Netanyahu be so damned stupid?! 
  36. Al-Qaeda, HAMAS Muslim Brotherhood & Islam are one. They are all the same. Read the HAMAS  Charter. "The Islamic Resistance Movement: The Movement's programme is Islam. From it, it draws its ideas, ways of thinking and understanding of the universe, life and man. It resorts to it for judgement in all its conduct, and it is inspired by it for guidance of its steps." ... "Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes."  Anyone having a brain located outside of his anus should be able to comprehend the obvious identity. Al-Qaeda and HAMAS are Al-Ikhwan offshoots. The HAMAS Charter echoes that of the Brotherhood.  Get a clue, for Chrissake!!! Why in Hell is it called the Muslim Brotherhood?  "Its Islam, stupid!"!!!
  37. Idiot! There are 57 Islamic members outvoting us already, we don't need any more!!  Such stupidity is incomprehensible.

Monday, May 16, 2011

There is Something about Islam

There's something about Islam. There are five critical elements which make it a real, proximate & persisting threat to our lives and liberties.  Allah's command to wage offensive warfare until the entire world is conquered, his promise of Paradise as a reward for compliance, his threat of Hell as a punishment for non-compliance, his contract with his slaves and his incentive to terrorism are not particularly easy to communicate to the public at large.

    Individually, they appear to be harsh, but are dismissed as fantasy.  Together, they express an evil command set bolstered by powerful motivating factors.

    Without believers ready to implement the jihad imperatives, Islam would pose no threat.  With believers it has filled graves with an estimated 270 million victims.

    To drive the point home I posted a Facebook comment listing the five critical elements and their locations in the Qur'an. The purpose of this blog post is to provide the documentation which fills out the outline in that comment.  The comment is reproduced below, followed by the relevant Qur'an & Tafsir quotes.  I will repost the comment, substituting a link to this post for the original link to a less directly related post.

    My hope is that others will take up the crusade of truth, using this information in their own comments and posts so that a wider audience will be exposed to the fatal facts.

Critical elements:
1. Allah's threat: I will damn you if you do not go to war; 9:38-39.
2. Allah's promise: I will bless you if you fight in my cause: 61:10-13.
3. Allah's command: "fight them",  "fight those who"; 8:39, 9:29.
4. Believers are only those who fight in Allah's cause; 8:2,  9:111 & 49:15.
5. Brownie Points are accrued by any step taken to injure or enrage Kuffar; 9:120.
   These five critical elements are the core of the rotten apple which poisons the world.
   Wake up, wise up & rise up!  Read the ayat listed above. Use them in comments. Use them in notes. Post them in blog posts.  Make sure that everyone is constantly exposed to those ayat.
    Copy this comment; save it, share it and cross post it. Email it.  Make it go viral.  If nothing else, read this blog post for the documentation it contains and share it as widely as possible: http://www.bloggersbase.com/politics-and-opinions/is-islam/


4:95. Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with their wealth and their lives. Allâh has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home). Unto each, Allâh has promised good (Paradise), but Allâh has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward;

4:96. Degrees of (higher) grades from Him, and Forgiveness and Mercy. And Allâh is Ever Oft­Forgiving, Most Merciful.

4:97. Verily! As for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), they (angels) say (to them): "In what (condition) were you?" They reply: "We were weak and oppressed on earth." They (angels) say: "Was not the earth of Allâh spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?" Such men will find their abode in Hell - What an evil destination!

4:98. Except the weak ones among men, women and children who cannot devise a plan, nor are they able to direct their way.

4:99. For these there is hope that Allâh will forgive them, and Allâh is Ever Oft Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.

9:38. O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter.

9:39. If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to do all things.

48:15. Those who lagged behind will say, when you set forth to take the spoils, "Allow us to follow you," They want to change Allâh's Words. Say: "You shall not follow us; thus Allâh has said beforehand." Then they will say: "Nay, you envy us." Nay, but they understand not except a little.

48:16. Say (O Muhammad ) to the bedouins who lagged behind: "You shall be called to fight against a people given to great warfare, then you shall fight them, or they shall surrender. Then if you obey, Allâh will give you a fair reward, but if you turn away as you did turn away before, He will punish you with a painful torment."


(Nay, but you thought that the Messenger and the believers would never return to their families,) `for your lagging behind was not an excusable act or just a sin. Rather, your lagging behind was because of hypocrisy and because you thought that the Muslims would be killed to the extent of extermination, their lives would be extinguished and none of them will ever come back,'

﴿وَظَنَنتُمْ ظَنَّ السَّوْءِ وَكُنتُمْ قَوْماً بُوراً﴾

(and you did think an evil thought and you became a people Bur) going for destruction, according to `Abdullah bin `Abbas, Mujahid and several others. Qatadah explained Bur to mean, corrupt and some said that it is a word used in the Arabic dialect of the area of Oman. Allah the Exalted then said,

﴿وَمَن لَّمْ يُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ﴾

(And whosoever does not believe in Allah and His Messenger,) Allah states here that whoever does not purify his actions outwardly and inwardly for Allah's sake, then Allah the Exalted will punish him in the Blazing Fire, even if he pretends to show people that he follows the faith, contradicting his true creed. Allah the Exalted then states that He is the Only Authority, King and Owner Who has full control over the residents of the heavens and earth,

﴿يَغْفِرُ لِمَن يَشَآءُ وَيُعَذِّبُ مَن يَشَآءُ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُوراً رَّحِيماً﴾

(He forgives whom He wills, and punishes whom He wills. And Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful.) with those who repent, return and submit to Him with humiliation.[...] The Fabricated Excuse offered by Those Who lagged behind and did not participate in Al-Hلudaybiyyah; Allah's Warning for Them

(If ye go not forth) with your Prophet at the Battle of Tabuk (He will afflict you with a painful doom) in this world and in the Hereafter, (and will choose instead of you a folk other than you) who are better and more obedient than you. (Ye cannot harm Him all) i.e. by staying back you cannot harm Allah. (Allah is Able to do all things) whether it is punishment or reward. Tafsir Ibn Abbas


61:10. O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment.

61:11.  That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!

61:12. (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of 'Adn ­ Eternity ['Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.

61:13. And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, help from Allâh (against your enemies) and a near victory. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad ) to the believers.


8:38. Say to those who have disbelieved, if they cease (from disbelief) their past will be forgiven. But if they return (thereto), then the examples of those (punished) before them have already preceded (as a warning).

8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.

9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

[...]This honorable Ayah was revealed with the order to fight the People of the Book, after the pagans were defeated, the people entered Allah's religion in large numbers, and the Arabian Peninsula was secured under the Muslims' control. Allah commanded His Messenger to fight the People of the Scriptures, Jews and Christians, on the ninth year of Hijrah, and he prepared his army to fight the Romans and called the people to Jihad announcing his intent and destination. [...] The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They give the Jizyah

8:2. The believers are only those who, when Allâh is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur'ân) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone);

8:3. Who perform As-Salât (Iqâmat­as­Salât) and spend out of that We have provided them.

8:4. It is they who are the believers in truth. For them are grades of dignity with their Lord, and Forgiveness and a generous provision (Paradise).

9:111. Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .

49:15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.

9:120. It was not becoming of the people of Al-Madinah and the bedouins of the neighbourhood to remain behind Allâh's Messenger (Muhammad  when fighting in Allâh's Cause) and (it was not becoming of them) to prefer their own lives to his life. That is because they suffer neither thirst nor fatigue, nor hunger in the Cause of Allâh, nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers nor inflict any injury upon an enemy but is written to their credit as a deed of righteousness. Surely, Allâh wastes not the reward of the Muhsinûn.

http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 4&l=eng&nAya= 95# 4_ 95
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 61&l=eng&nAya= 10# 61_ 10
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 8&l=eng&nAya= 38# 8_ 38
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 29# 9_ 29
http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid= 9&tid= 20980
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 8&l=eng&nAya= 2# 8_ 2
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 111# 9_ 111
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 49&l=eng&nAya= 15# 49_ 15
http://www.qurancomplex.com/Quran/Targama/Targama.asp?nSora= 9&l=eng&nAya= 120# 9_ 120

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Islam is a Lie, Muslims are Liars and the Press Promulgates the Lies

The Irish Times uttered and published a spew of deception which must not go unanswered.  News media should inform, not deceive.  I will let most of the lies slide to concentrate on one target rich paragraph.

During the life of the Prophet Muhammad, the wars fought were all defensive wars. And he forbade the killing of woman, children, elders and religious leaders during war. Inciting terror in the hearts of civilians is forbidden in Islam. In fact, in the holy Koran, the primary source of Islamic law, a verse states: “Whoever kills an innocent it is as if he has killed the whole of humanity.”


defensive wars

    The assertion that Moe only fought defensive battles is an egregious lie, easily disproved.  Turn first to the Noble Qur'an, Surah Al-Anfal.

. And (remember) when Allâh promised you (Muslims) one of the two parties (of the enemy i.e. either the army or the caravan) that it should be yours, you wished that the one not armed (the caravan) should be yours, but Allâh willed to justify the truth by His Words and to cut off the roots of the disbelievers (i.e. in the battle of Badr). [8:7]

Allah promised them a victory, and they were lusting after the rich spoils of a caravan on the trade route.  The Meccan army went out to defend the caravan, not to attack Moe. Moe went out to attack the caravan, and was met by the army. 

    Until 2001, I was unaware of the extortion letters which Moe dictated and dispatched to neighboring kingdoms and empires.   Because I learned about them in a Paltalk chatroom, you will learn about them through this blog post.  I present to you two brief excerpts from Moe's letter to the Chiefs of Aqaba. This letter stands out from the mill run because it is extremely explicit. The others leave a little to the imagination.

[...] I do not intend to wage war against you till you receive my written reason for it. It is better for you, either to accept Islam or agree to pay Jiziya and consent to remain obedient to Allah, His prophet and his messengers.[...]  [...] If you do not accept these terms and set them aside, I do not need your presents and gifts. In that case, I shall have to wage war (to establish peace and security). Its result would be that the big ones shall be killed in war and the commoners shall be taken prisoners.[...]

     Moe expressed his intention to wage war unless tribute was paid.  That is offensive, not defensive warfare.  The two main jihad imperatives begin with commands to fight: 8:39 & 9:29; where is the defensive element in those verses? 

  • And fight them until[...]
  • Fight against those who[...]

    Surah Al-Baqarah supposedly preaches defensive jihad; 2:190 tells Muslims to fight those who fight them. It does not say those who attack them.  Click the link, read the ayat and scroll down to read the footnote which defines jihad.  Where is the defensive element in that definition?

  • And fight in the Way of Allâh those who fight you[...]

Sahih Muslim 19.4294 contains some clarifying elements.

  • Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah.
  • If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them.

It becomes obvious that "those who fight you" means those who resist.  Islamic law confirms the obvious. The Shafi'ite school sets a minimum of one ghazwat per year.

The Hanifi school says that jihad must be continuous and is undertaken on Islamic initiative.


women & children

    Isn't that nice, Moe prohibited his army from killing women and children.  Muslims want us to assume that the proscription is based on morality. It is not; far from it.  The proscription is economic.

  • Some [jurists] are of the opinion that all of them may be killed, on the mere ground that they are unbelievers, but they make an exception for women and children since they constitute property for Muslims. [Imam Ibn Taymiyyah]
  • [...](so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) you made captives [33:26]
    • [...]and the prisoners were their children and women.[...] [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]
    • When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman's previous marriage is immediately annulled. [Reliance O9.13]
  • Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. [Sahih] Muslim 19.4294

What do embezzlement and killing children have in common? Children are part of the spoils!

Inciting terror

    Forbidden in Islam?  Yeah, right.

  • We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve,[...] [3:151]
  • [...] I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes." [8:12]
  • [...]Allâh brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts[...][33:26]
  • [...]I have been made victorious with terror [...][Sahih Bukhari 4.52.220]



    They love to cite Surah Al-Ma'idah 32 but never cite the ayat which follows it; why is that?

  • The recompense of those who wage war against Allâh and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter. [5:33]
    • `Wage war' mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]

Ibn Kathir defined wage war against Allah to include disbelief;  If you do not believe in Allah, you are waging war against him, and may be killed by Muslims.  Only Muslims can be innocent.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Obamination: Desecrated Medal Presentation

President Obama converted a Medal of Honor presentation into a campaign speech. You can read the whole thing here, I am interested in the perverse part.

The President began his remarks on that note:

I think we can all agree this is a good day for America.  Our country has kept its commitment to see that justice is done. The world is safer; it is a better place because of the death of Osama bin Laden. 

Today, we are reminded that, as a nation, there’s nothing we can’t do —- when we put our shoulders to the wheel, when we work together, when we remember the sense of unity that defines us as Americans.



    As I recall, that commitment was expressed by President G.W. Bush nearly ten years ago. It was a malignantly false commitment which ignored the true enemy to focus on a false front which serves to shield the true enemy from being identified and confronted.  Hunting down U.B.L. and his co-conspirators might offer psychological satisfaction, but solves nothing in the real world. It is like swatting  a few wasps and leaving the rest of the nest  alive to mount further attacks.


    If a mob boss commissions a hit which is performed by a made member and you prosecute, convict and hang the made member, letting the mob boss go free, is that justice?


    In a multi front war, we are not made significantly safer when one general is eliminated, leaving his colleagues and their subordinates in place.  Generals can and will be replaced.  We will only be safe when the true enemy is dead or permanently disabled.

better place

    The improvement is sub marginal. No single person is the be all and end all of Islamic conquest of which terrorism is one tactic.  The improvement is so small that it can not be measured.

    President Obama, like Presidents Carter, Clinton & Bush seek to divert attention from the real enemy, deflecting it onto a sham front group. Al-Qaeda means "the base".  The base is Ummah al-Islamiyya: that subset of humanity enslaved by Allah.

    The Ummah is motivated by Allah's threat and promise.  The threat is implied in Surah At-Taubah 38-39. If you do not march forth in Jihad, Allah will punish you with a painful torment.  The threat is expressed more concretely in Surah An-Naba' 21-30.

    The promise is made in many verses, particularly Surah As-Saff  10-13. The reward of mujahideen is described in Surah An-Naba 31-38.   The threat & promise motivate believing Muslims to wage war for the ostensible purpose of imposing Islam on the entire world.

    It all begins with creation; since Allah created the world, he has exclusive possession and sovereignty. Only Allah has the right to be worshiped; only Allah has the right to rule.  He delegated  the regulation of temporal affairs to Muhammad and his successors. Their role is to impose Allah's dominion on the entire globe. 

    It is called "holy fighting in Allah's cause", which is to make Islam dominant.  The primary characteristic that confers holiness on it is not embezzling the spoils.  Turn to Surah At-Taubah 111 to learn what believers do: they fight in Allah's cause, killing others and being killed.  So long as the face of the earth is polluted by believers in Allah's threat & promise, we are not safe, war is being prepared or actively waged against us.  We will not be safe until they quit believing or quit living. 

    If you seek to make the world a better, more peaceful and safer place, then identify the enemy: Islam and begin to fight it on the ideological plane.  Expose Allah as Satan and Muhammad as a genocidal warlord, murderer and rapist.

    Document the Qur'an, Sunnah & Sira; display it to the Ummah so that they can see exactly what they are enslaved to, worship and emulate. Those who retain a scintilla of vestigial morality will eventually  apostatize, the recidivist residue we must deal with more forcefully.


nothing we can’t do

    That exemplifies over generalization: asserting that, because we can, after ten years of hard effort, track down and kill one terrorist leader, solve every imaginable domestic and international problem by increasing taxes and throwing money with random abandon.

    That clause converted a medal of honor presentation into a campaign speech, the ultimate indignity to two heroes who should be honored, not co-opted as campaign props. 

    Poverty, unemployment, economic decline & stagnation, inflation, etc. are not members of the set of soluble problems.  Anthropomorphic climate change is neither real nor subject to control by any means at our disposal. 

    The solutions proposed by Obama are not solutions, they are fundamental causes of the problems. Socialism is the problem, not the solution!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Usama bin Ladin Going to Hell!!!

Praise God and pass the Champaign! But the war is not ended; it won't be ended until we destroy the enemy's faith.  That happy day will not come until we acknowledge the identity of the enemy and begin to contend against the set of beliefs which motivate their aggression.

    Brigadier  S.K. Malik  told us what we need to know in page 60  of The Qur'anic Concept of War.

    Terror cannot be struck into the hearts of an army by merely
 cutting its lines of communication or depriving it of its routes
of withdrawal. It is basically related to the strength or weakness
of the human soul. It can be instilled only if the opponent's
Faith is destroyed. Psychological dislocation is temporary;
spiritual dislocation is permanent. Psychological dislocation can be
produced hy a physical act but this does not hold good of the
spiritual dislocation. To instill terror into the hearts of the enemy, 
it is essential. in the ultimate analysis, to dislocate his Faith. An
invincible Faith is immune to terror. A weak Faith offers inroads
to terror. The Faith conferred upon us by the Holy Quran has
the inherent strength to ward off teror from us and to enable
us to strike terror into the enemy. ...

    Usama bin Laden was not the enemy, he was one of their leaders.  He can and will be replaced. Others will perform the functions he performed.   President Obama caused me to execrate when he repeated the  Traitor's Oath: "We are not and never will be at war with Islam."  Al-Qaida is nothing more than a name; a distinction without a difference, which confers plausible deniability upon the real enemy. 

    Usama's declaration of war was not the first. The original declaration was made in the 7th century by Muhammad, founder of Islam. Speaking for Allah, he said:

Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.  Surah At-Taubah 9:29, The Noble Qur'an

    When this nation gained independence from King George III, Islam, represented by the Barbary Pirates, sacked our merchentmen, seizing ships & cargo; killing & enslaving the crews. This nation was nearly bankrupted by paying tribute.  Ambassadors Jefferson & Adams asked by what right they attacked us. The answer should give you a clue to the identity of the enemy.

The ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet (Mohammed), that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to heaven. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War

    The answer runs parallel to that given by one of Umar's generals in the invasion of Persia. This is reported in Sahih Bukhari 4.53.386.

[...]Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says:-- "Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master."[...]

    The order to attack Christians is contained in 9:29, It is explained by Tafsir Ibn Kathir.

 [...]This honorable Ayah was revealed with the order to fight the People of the Book, after the pagans were defeated, the people entered Allah's religion in large numbers, and the Arabian Peninsula was secured under the Muslims' control. Allah commanded His Messenger to fight the People of the Scriptures, Jews and Christians, on the ninth year of Hijrah, and he prepared his army to fight the Romans and called the people to Jihad announcing his intent and destination. [...]  The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They give the Jizyah

    The order is confirmed by Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387 and several parallel ahadith.

"I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."

    The  order is codified in Islamic law: Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9, Paragraph 8.

O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad

The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,

"Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled" (Koran 9.29),[...]

    Surah Al-Hujuraat 49:15 defines believers.

Only those are the believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allah. Those! They are the truthful.

    Surah At-Taubah 9:111 has even greater clarity.

Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .

    There ain't any peace; there is permanent war while there is Islam on the face of the earth.  Denial of this fatal fact is not an error, it is not ignorance, it is not politically correct, it is not avoiding offense, it is treason.  The treason is not only against America, it is against the whole human race. 

    Muslims are promised eternity in the celestial bordello for participation in Jihad [61:10] and threatened with eternal damnation [9:38] if they refuse. So long as Muslims believe in that promise and threat, there can be no peace, it is impossible.

    If you love life, if you love liberty, if you love prosperity, then cause Muslims to quit believing or quit living.  There is no acceptable alternative.