Islamic Apologetics at the Tennessean, Again

August 21, 2010

Mr. Lewis (at dlewis@tennessean.com),
From the one-sided treatment the Tennessean gave this story (“Islam is…”), I am concerned either you or the paper is falling into a trap of accepting the sweet deception of islam and failing to provide coverage of alternative views of islamic doctrine – fact-based evidence that contradicts the sanctioned lies and half-truths islam allows muslims to offer infidels to advance islam.

If so, you are a pawn in islam’s grand scheme to islamize the world, as laid out in islam’s foundational documents (quran, sira, hadiith) and islamic sharia law. Islamism is the strategy to spread islam globally, to institute islamic supremacy by implementing sharia over all people, muslim and non-muslim. The Muslim Brotherhood is the modern driving force behind the machine of islamic conquest. It supports numerous other organizations and people that do its bidding. The theo-political doctrine of islam:

1. Commands the attainment of political goals as religious duty (ref: quran, sira, hadith).

2. Is codified in sharia law – which demands the replacement of all man-made law (including our Constitution) with “divine” sharia.

3. Invites conversion, enforces subjugation or engages in war to achieve its objectives.

4. Allows for all manner of deception to advance its objectives.

So, islam is not solely a religion (1); its tenets invariably lead to sedition and insurrection (2, ref: Indonesia, Sudan, France, etc); it violates nearly every aspect of our Constitution, culture and traditions (3); and makes it impossible to distinguish “good” (orthodox, sharia-based) and “bad” (moderate or “mino”) practitioners (4). And islamism, like nazism or communism, seeks to overthrow what is for what it wants. And what it wants is wholly in conflict with the US Constitution and our culture. The freedom of religion argument is specious. This is about defending our form of governance and the freedoms it protects; it is about the future of America and her progeny.

The theo-political doctrine of islam must be expunged from every Western nation and held at bay with hot and cold war until it ceases to be a threat to our forms of governance, our cultures, our institutions and futures. You would do well to not aid the Muslim Brotherhood in its seditious activities by allowing yourself to be used as its mouthpiece.

In liberty,
C.D.

The Death of Liberty Begins with Submission TM

References:
Sharia for Non-Muslims by Bill Warner
Reliance of the Traveller: The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law by Ahmad Ibn Lulu Ibn Al-Naqib, et al.
Translations of the Quran, Sira, Hadith (life and traditions of Mohammed)
The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew Bostom
Why I am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq
The Sword of the Prophet by Serge Trifkovic
They Must Be Stopped by Brigitte Gabriel
Future Jihad by Walid Phares
Stealth Jihad by Robert Spencer
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Note: When Nashville resident Mr. Vijay Kumar attempted to respond to the “Islam is…” article with his own contribution, the Tennessean did not publish it. Mr. Kumar then posted the articles below on his own blog. The media and readers alike must be vigilant in identifying and dissecting propaganda, deceptions and partial truths as islam attempts to portray itself as something other than what is in its foundational documents. Mr. Kumar is to be commended for diligently pursuing truth.
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Lena Khan is a source for the Muslim Brotherhood
by Vijay Kumar (August 2010)
When the Tennessean published Lena Khan’s warm and fuzzy “hug-a-Muslim” article on Monday called “Islam is a source of inspiration, learning,” they simply said about the author: “Lena Khan of Nashville is a writer and director for Ecmo Films.”

They didn’t mention that Ms. Khan had received funding from and worked for the Muslim American Society (MAS), the U.S. arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is the “introduction of the Islamic Shari’ah as the basis controlling the affairs of state and society.” If you don’t know what that means, it means that they exist to overthrow the Constitution and the government of the United States and to replace it with a totalitarian Islamic theocracy.

In the infamous Holy Land Foundation case, one internal document spelled out the true strategy behind Ms. Khan’s benefactors using people like her to spread a benign and friendly message: “The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”

As the Islamic authority Syed Abul A’ala Maududi put it: “Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam regardless of the country or the nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a State on the basis of its own ideology and program.”

Richard Clark, who was the National Security Council’s chief counter-terrorism advisor under both Clinton and Bush, has said that “the common link” between the most violent and active terrorist organizations, such as Hamas, al Queda, and Islamic Jihad, is Ms. Khan’s source of funding. “All of these organizations are descendants of the membership and ideology of the Muslim Brothers,” he said.

That’s quite a “source of inspiration”—and source of funding—for Ms. Khan to wax so gushingly over, while telling us how sweet and innocent she and other Muslims really, really are.

Of course, in the time-honored Islamic tradition of taqiyya (lying to infidels), MAS does everything it can to conceal its true origins and purposes, and to put on a happy face—like Ms. Khan’s. MAS was created when members of the Brotherhood, many of them supporters of Hamas, met at a Days Inn near the Alabama-Tennessee border during the early 1990s and agreed to call themselves the Muslim American Society. They further agreed “not to refer to themselves as the Brotherhood,” according to the Chicago Tribune, while keeping the same goals of overthrowing the American government.

One of the requirements of becoming an “active member” of Ms. Khan’s benefactor, MAS, is to study the works of one of the Brotherhood’s most revered authoritarians and martyrs, Syed Qutb. Some of Qutb’s quotes of note:

“All Westerners are the same: a rotten conscience, a false civilization. How I hate these Westerners, how I despise all of them without exception.”
“A Muslim has no nationality except his belief.”
“There is only one law which ought to be followed, and that is the Shari’ah.”

Ah: now there is some of Ms. Khan’s inspirational “learning.” Qutb’s books are sold in the Muslim mosques that Ms. Khan assures us are “against extremism.” It warms the heart, doesn’t it?

Vijay Kumar
Permalink: kumarforcongress.net/2010/08/21/the-facts-the-tennessean-suppressed.aspx

Lena Khan Comes Back (Sort Of) For More
by Vijay Kumar (August 2010)
Lena Khan has posted a reply of sorts to my earlier blog article “Lena Khan is a source for the Muslim Brotherhood”—but she didn’t post it here on my blog. She posted to another blog that had reposted my article.

I’m not sure why she didn’t want to confront me directly, and only wanted to talk about me to someone else, but to be entirely fair to her, I’m going to post her response here, and reply to it, point-by-point. Her post is indented and in italics:

Everyone has the freedom for their views, but it is unfortunate that people just go off of information without checking it. Thus far, I have found dozens of supposed statements from Islam that Vijay Kumar has cited, which are not from Muslim sources and Muslims deem to be fabricated.

I’ve been hearing this same kind of dodge for decades. It elicits a yawn. Note that she admits that I have cited my statements, and though she claims to have found “dozens” that are somehow flawed, she doesn’t cite a single one. I don’t wonder why. [Continued here.]

http://kumarforcongress.net/2010/08/23/lena-khan-comes-back-sort-of-for-more.aspx


In Defense of Liberty

August 18, 2010

I comment here on the world as I understand it. This may be a “well, duh” statement, but I will elaborate on several concepts as I have come to know them in order to provide context to my comments. And for others who may view the world differently, perhaps this will clarify my opinions or facilitate discussion.

Why am I even here online? And under the moniker Civilus Defendus (ci VIL us de FEND us)? Why do I feel strongly that civil defense in America is important and that our constitutional form of governance is significant and worthy of protection? I keep coming back to human liberty, that I value it – cherish and honor it as our heritage, a deliberate gift from our ancestors – and wish to see its continued expression through the coming centuries.

Though I will be dust, my cultural DNA will live on in my progeny, my community and my nation and in people like me across the globe. I yearn to see human liberty advance, unabated, but a dark and foreboding mass, an ancient blood-stained ideology, desires that liberty be extinguished. I cannot yield my life without standing for human liberty, the freedom of conscience, expression and association that is so enjoyed around me and celebrated to its maximum extent, while not damaging the same for others. So, I offer these definitions which frame my views.

Islam is the theo-political doctrine as defined in the koran, sira and hadith as implemented under Islamic Sharia law. Islam commands the attainment of political goals as religious duty, offering an invitation to Islam, enforced subjugation under Sharia or war. A key tenet is to bring the entire world, Muslim and non-Muslim under Sharia law. The sira (life, or biography of Mohammed) and hadith (stories or traditions of Mohammed) are also referred to as the sunnah, the example of the “perfect” man, Mohammed. (Though his “perfection” I cannot see.)

Sharia is the “divine” law of Islam based on the koran, sira, hadith and deliberation of selected Islamic “scholars” or practitioners. (Though its “divinity” I cannot fathom.)

Islamization is the codification of Islamic supremacy by means of Sharia law.

Islamism is the strategy to Islamize the world; to impose Sharia and enforce Islamic supremacism. This strategy may include intellectual persuasion, intimidation, financial enticement, violence, terror, war, demographics, sweet lies or any combination thereof.

Implicit in this strategy and its endgame of Islamic supremacism is the oppression of all things non-Islamic; meaning the subjugation infidels, the denigration of infidel values, the insensitivity to infidel culture, the recurring theft of property and wealth – the fruits of infidel labor, the obliteration of infidel art and history, the suppression of science, technology and discovery, the taking of infidel girls as “tilth” for “plowing” and the loss of liberty, a thing relegated to our glorious past. A past of which we will all become ignorant as the decades pass and the demands of Sharia deconstruct the soul and conscience of men, of women, of children.

I come to this understanding from reading the texts involved, reviewing the history of times and places, and observing real-time events. If this resonates with you, feel free to share. If you rely on alternate definitions or understandings feel free to comment here. I seek ways to counter the billowing dark cloud in order to perpetuate that which is good in us.