Thursday, November 30, 2006

Storm Track Intimidation: Did the Islamic Reformation Already Happen?

A recent post at IBA, “The Thud Heard Round the World” by Atlas Shrugs brings up a worrisome idea. Do the Islamists smell blood in the water? Look at the recent aggressive actions by Islamists over the last few weeks and the think about how the aggressiveness has increased logarithmically over the last few decades.

Muslims, driven on by the Islamist agenda are flexing their muscles and intimidating the non-Muslim world more and more to accommodate to them. At the same time declaring that non-Muslims are intolerant when they react negatively to the intimidation here and here, while smiling when non-Muslims resign themselves to dhimmitude.

It seems tolerance goes only one way. How tolerant of the fears of passengers where the six imams who were removed from the flight because they stood up and made a very public display of their nightly prayers? Where was the sensitivity to those on the plan who saw a Muslim praying and feared it was in preparation to kill himself – and everyone around him? And how tolerant was the Muslim lawmaker who ranted and raved at a waiter in Manila and had him fired?

The apologists for this rude and intolerant behavior hope that moderate Muslims can rein in their errant brothers and sisters and that a reformation of Islam is the answer. Many on the right also see this reformation as necessary and, if an when it ever happens, we may have peace between Islam and the non-Muslim world. I and others have written about the need for an Islamic Reformation.

But what if it already happened?

Militant jihad is just one of tactics used by the Islamists to advance their agenda. Islamic Ideological Jihad in the form of cultural jihad is a potent weapon against the non-Muslim world.

Everyone who has been paying attention to the progression of Islamic ideological jihad being waged against the West over the last two decades should not be surprised at the response by CAIR, Islamic leaders, and of course, the media to this event. Mark my words: the plight of the Muslim leaders aboard U.S. Air Flight 300 will be a defining moment in the asymmetrical war in which we are engaged – a water shed event for the tactic of the insidiously effective tool known as Islamic ideological jihad. Expect the fallout from this event to be wide and deep, with the liberally biased media carrying the torch of “Islamophobia” to new heights…….. The tactic here, whether intentional or as a consequence of the “outrage,” will serve to shift the focus away from the threat posed by Islamic terrorism to the unfair treatment of Muslims. In wartime, (and we are at war, whether you believe it or not) this shift of focus will provide those having evil intentions against the United States to operate in a less constricted manner. Whether you believe that this is the intention by those registering objections and outrage, it will nonetheless be the result.

This ideological jihad has its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood and the “project’ that they have been pursuing for almost 100 years. Could this be the reason for the regression of Islam over that few generations? Could it be that this was the Islamic reformation? As Mark Steyn said in his new book America Alone, "We... talk airily about 'reforming' Islam. But what if the reform has already taken place, and jihadism is it?"

The Catholic Church had it reformation and it produced Protestant-ism. The Islamic reformation started by the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters produced Islam-ism.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Storm Track Infiltration: Britain Was Warned Over a Decade Ago

“It is a matter of deep regret that the Government, all political parties and the mass media in Britain are now engaged in a relentless campaign to reduce Muslim citizens of this country to the status of a disparaged and oppressed minority. We have no alternative but to resist this invidious campaign.”

This quote is from the Muslim Manifesto: A Strategy for Survival used to create the Council of British Muslims to act as “a Muslim parliament” in the very same nation that gave us the Magna Carta, detailing the rules of property rights and individual freedoms.

From NewsByUs.

Britain’s Muslim Manifesto made it clear that “Political and cultural subservience goes against their grain” because “at its inception Islam created a political platform from which Muslims were to launch themselves on a global role as founders of great states, empires and a world civilization and culture.” According to the UK’s Muslim Manifesto, “The fact is that a Muslim woman cannot be a western woman.” The problem for Muslims in Great Britain was that “There are laws on the British Statute Book that are in direct conflict with the laws of Allah.”

Can it be made any clearer?

“We are Muslims first and last.” “Jihad is a basic requirement of Islam and living in Britain or having British nationality by birth or naturalization does not absolve the Muslim from his or her duty to participate in jihad: this participation can be active service in armed struggle abroad and/or the provision of material and moral support to those engaged in such struggle anywhere in the world.” “Islam is our guide in all situations.”

Assimilation, according to the Manifesto, wasn’t even an option. Why need it be? By the early 1990s, there were already about 1,000 mosques in Great Britain, many of them former Anglican churches that had been abandoned and sold to Muslims.

As is the case of France today, the Manifesto recommended that “The Muslim community may have to define ‘no go’ areas where the exercise of ‘freedom of speech’ against Islam will not be tolerated.”

We’ve been warned.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Storm Track Intimidation: Jesus Christ as "history's first ... suicide bomber".

A leading children's publisher has dumped a novel because of political sensitivity over Islamic issues.
Scholastic Australia pulled the plug on the Army of the Pure after booksellers and librarians said they would not stock the adventure thriller for younger readers because the "baddie" was a Muslim terrorist. A prominent literary agent has slammed the move as "gutless", while the book's author, award-winning novelist John Dale, said the decision was "disturbing because it's the book's content they are censoring". "There are no guns, no bad language, no sex, no drugs, no violence that is seen or on the page," Dale said, but because two characters are Arabic-speaking and the plot involves a mujaheddin extremist group, Scholastic's decision is based "100 per cent (on) the Muslim issue".

Now contrast that with this. Hold your cookies. Derranged mind at work.

This decision is at odds with the recent publication of Richard Flanagan's bestselling The Unknown Terrorist and Andrew McGahan's Underground in which terrorists are portrayed as victims driven to extreme acts by the failings of the West. The Unknown Terrorist is dedicated to David Hicks and describes Jesus Christ as "history's first ... suicide bomber".

Who are these people?! What are they thinking?

Maybe someone like this. Hat tip to American Israeli Patriot.

In a shocking interview with the Jerusalem Post, UN High Commissioner for Human (Arab) Rights Louise Arbour implies that Israel is more culpable than Hezbollah for civilian deaths during the Lebanon war. This despite the fact that Hezbollah intentionally targeted civilians while Israel did not. This despite the fact that Hezbollah used human shields while Israel did not. Asked by the Post if there was a distinction under human rights law between missile attacks aimed at killing civilians and military strikes in which civilians are unintentionally killed, Arbour said the two could not be equated.

"She claims that accidental deaths caused by Israel are more criminal that the intentional deaths caused by Hezbollah."

In her never ending quest to vilify Israel, Arbour knows no boundaries. She visits the relatives of dead terrorists while refusing to meet the relatives of kidnapped Israelis. She is willing to hang the victims and exonerate the criminals. Louise Arbour is truly a shining star of the UN.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Special Report: The Lighter Side of Jihad

The Muslim Phone

We bought Bibi's phone a year or so ago in Dubai. Its one of those fancy pda phones with pocket pc Windows functionality, a built-in video camera blah blah. When I first switched it on it automatically installed a swathe of Islamic applications, the most crucial one being an automatic muezzin call. Five times a day the phone turns into a mini-minaret: what sounds like a broken-hearted man pleading with anyone within earshot to get thyself to the mosque forthwith. The interface was also populated with arabic script that was a devil to delete.

I thought I had sorted everything out until 4am this morning, when the phone started to chant again. There must be some kind of code buried deep in the phone's firmware which means it is destined to be the call-to-prayer in our lives. With a very loud and lambasting muezzin a few metres away from our house (its less a call-to-prayer, and more a We're keeping this loudspeaker on as long as we like) its all a bit much for we Buddhist infidels. Now there's a thought - what would a Buddhist phone do?

Do You Want the Terrorists to Win?

America is caught in a time of great crisis. Never before has she faced such a menacing threat to the freedoms she upholds. Terrorists swarm around her on all sides, threatening with their evil plans. And yet there are many, inside America as well as out, who are actually rooting for the terrorists to win.

Perhaps you are one of these terrorist sympathizers. Or maybe you are a true American patriot. There is only one way to find out for sure, and that is to take this quiz. Answer HONESTLY, no deceiving, and at the end you will find out how much of a traitor you are. Good luck.

Take the Test

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Storm Track Infiltration: A Modern Day Fairy Tale

From a post at Up Pompeii.

A SQUIRRELS TALE

REST OF THE WORLD VERSION
The squirrel works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building and improving his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the squirrel is warm and well fed.

The shivering grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

THE END

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THE U.K. VERSION
The squirrel works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the squirrel is warm and well fed.

A social worker finds the shivering grasshopper, calls a press conference and demands to know why the squirrel should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others less fortunate, like the grasshopper, are cold and starving.

The BBC shows up to provide live coverage of the shivering grasshopper; with cuts to a video of the squirrel in his comfortable warm home with a table laden with food.

The British press informs people that they should be ashamed that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so, while others have plenty.

The Labour Party, Greenpeace, Animal Rights and The Grasshopper Council of GB demonstrate in front of the squirrel's house.

The BBC, interrupting a cultural festival special from Notting Hill with breaking news, broadcasts a multi cultural choir singing "We Shall Overcome".

Ken Livingstone rants in an interview with Trevor McDonald that the squirrel got rich off the backs of grasshoppers, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the squirrel to make him pay his "fair share" and increases the charge for squirrels to enter inner London.

In response to pressure from the media, the Government drafts the Economic Equity and Grasshopper Anti Discrimination Act, retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The squirrel's taxes are reassessed.

He is taken to court and fined for failing to hire grasshoppers as builders for the work he was doing on his home and an additional fine for contempt when he told the court the grasshopper did not want to work.

The grasshopper is provided with a council house, financial aid to furnish it and an account with a local taxi firm to ensure he can be socially mobile. The squirrel's food is seized and re distributed to the more needy members of society, in this case the grasshopper.

Without enough money to buy more food, to pay the fine and his newly imposed retroactive taxes, the squirrel has to downsize and start building a new home.

The local authority takes over his old home and utilizes it as a temporary home for asylum seeking cats who had hijacked a plane to get to Britain as they had to share their country of origin with mice. On arrival they tried to blow up the airport because of Britain's apparent love of dogs.

The cats had been arrested for the international offence of hijacking and attempted bombing but were immediately released because the police fed them pilchards instead of salmon whilst in custody.

Initial moves to then return them to their own country were abandoned because it was feared they would face death by the mice. The cats devise and start a scam to obtain money from people's credit cards.

A Panorama special shows the grasshopper finishing up the last of the squirrel's food, though spring is still months away, while the council house he is in, crumbles around him because he hasn't bothered to maintain the house.

He is shown to be taking drugs. Inadequate government funding is blamed for the grasshopper's drug 'illness'.

The cats seek recompense in the British courts for their treatment since arrival in UK.

The grasshopper gets arrested for stabbing an old dog during a burglary to get money for his drugs habit. He is imprisoned but released immediately because he has been in custody for a few weeks.

He is placed in the care of the probation service to monitor and supervise him. Within a few weeks he has killed a guinea pig in a botched robbery.

A commission of enquiry, that will eventually cost £10,000,000 and state the obvious, is set up.

Additional money is put into funding a drug rehabilitation scheme for grasshoppers and legal aid for lawyers representing asylum seekers is increased.

The asylum-seeking cats are praised by the government for enriching Britain's multicultural diversity and dogs are criticized by the government for failing to befriend the cats.

The grasshopper dies of a drug overdose. The usual sections of the press blame it on the obvious failure of government to address the root causes of despair arising from social inequity and his traumatic experience of prison.

They call for the resignation of a minister.

The cats are paid a million pounds each because their rights were infringed when the government failed to inform them there were mice in the United Kingdom.

The squirrel, the dogs and the victims of the hijacking, the bombing, the burglaries and robberies have to pay an additional percentage on their credit cards to cover losses, their taxes are increased to pay for law and order and they are told that they will have to work beyond 65 because of a shortfall in government funds.

THE END

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

What This Blog Is About

"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."
Winston Churchill

So we’re at war. At least that’s what we’re told. But do we really believe it? And are we at war with the right enemy? Unfortunately, no.

The administration and pundits that talk of war can not bring themselves to identify the real enemy or correctly define the war at all; frightened by the prospects of a clash of civilizations – a Holy War. Others will not even conceive of the threat against us lest it run counter to their ideological or politically correct beliefs. Those find comfort in this confusing struggle by believing the threat is nothing more than a band of brutal criminals and should be countered with civil rather than military action. They do not, or will not believe the real ideological objectives of militant Islam that confronts us. These elements of the Left think we should be conducting a criminal investigation. That it’s just a small minority of radical Islamists who should be caught and prosecuted for their crimes. On the other hand, the Right thinks we’re involved in a war against terror – they are both wrong.

So the reason for this blog.

This blog is about a Gathering Storm – the prelude to the real war, not the war itself. How the war will be fought and under what terms it will commence is yet to happen – and no, it didn’t start with 9-11. In more than one way, we are in a similar time as the 1930s. But this blog is not the first to find comparisons between the infiltration and intimidation tactics of militant Islam and Nazi Germany. In September of 2005, Tony Blankly wrote a three part series in the Washington Times comparing the Islamic threat of today to the Nazis of the 1930s.

Blankly writes that radical Islam or Islamic fascism, has all the advantages the Nazis had in Germany in the 1930s. A second and third generation Muslim population adrift and disconnected from their country, confused and humiliated by the dominance of foreign nations and culture, and a growing youthful population increasing disdainful of their parents passive acceptance of their plight. And just as the Nazis reached back to German mythology and the supposed Aryan origins of the German people, the radical Islamists reach back to the founding ideas and myths of their religious culture. And just like the Nazis, they claim to speak for authentic traditions while actually advancing expedient and radical innovations. The Islamo-fascist mullahs encourage young Muslims not to turn to their parents for guidance. The Nazis overwhelmed German society with these methods 70 years ago. There is building evidence that the radical Islamists are moving ever more successfully down the same path - particularly within the younger generations in Europe and, to a lesser extent, in the United States.

This blog will not concern itself with the ongoing ideological debates on whether Islam is this or that, what was practiced then now or any other times, or what interpretation of the Islam and their motives is correct or not. Let those chips fall where they may. That debate will cease when the war arrives – succinct, clear and with a focused objective - as it did for Europe on September 1st, 1939 and America on December 7th, 1941.

What’s important now is to expose the events of recent history and how they are contributing the Gathering Storm of the coming war and perhaps, just perhaps, by understanding them, we may be able to temper, though not prevent, the final struggle when it comes. Yes, the military experts have defined this war as something unique and different from those fought in the past. I don't agree.

The Islamists are using an age old tactic of guerrilla warfare - its use of the Viet Cong by the North Vietnamese is a recent example. We call it terrorism today. But the objective is the same. Weaken the opposition using surrogates by hitting them where it’s difficult or impossible to respond. Then follow up with conventional forces from the host nations that supported the insurgency – not just in Iraq but throughout the free world - with uniformed combatants. The Islamic terrorists – or in other words the global insurgents – are being supported by Islamic states with financial support (Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other Islamic countries – even the EU and the US who send money to the PLO), safe havens for planning (Pakistan), propaganda (Al Jazeera, Saudi funding of mosques), and mosques as recruiting and command and control centers (Wahabi funding by Saudi Arabia).

The real war will ensue once the host nations feel it’s time to commit their organized military combatants in a final push to defeat the free world – or if some event forces the free world’s hand against the host nations. But that’s in the future.

To understand the storm that’s gathering around us, we need to put its elements into some context. For this we turn to history. The two major conflicts of the 20th century were World War II and the Cold War. The enemy confronting the free world used a ‘softening up’ process that was very successful in lulling the free world into hopeless inaction. This softening up process was used by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan to great success. For when war finally came, the free world was caught unawares and at a dangerous disadvantage. The worldwide communist movement of the Cold War learned from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan and used similar tactics to advance their ideology.

But for our purposes here, we will use the architects of this modern day ‘softening up’ strategy to expose the threatening events that make up the Gathering Storm. We will compare the events of the 1930s with today’s events and how they easily fit into a similar context of today. The two periods, the 1930s and today, and the softening up of the Free World as a prelude to war, will be followed in the following areas.

Infiltration

Intimidation

Disinformation

Appeasement

All these softening up elements that make up the Gathering Storm of war will become an ongoing diary in this blog to expose this softening up progress as reported in today’s media, the Internet and the blogosphere.

In addition, I'll post from time to time information on the shape of the war to come under the Winds of War.

Finally, Enemy Mine, will track the modern day Leftist behavior in this blog and how it threatens the iconic ideology of Islam and show why, in their world, Islam feels threatened and perhaps we should show some restraint in the expression of our freedom of license and temper it with more responsibility.

As Santayana said, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

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