Taking the Jihad Temperature - A Gathering Storm Special Series
If you throw a frog into boiling water, he will jump out. If you put it in cold water and slowly turn up the heat, he will not notice the rise in temperature and will eventually boil.
The Islamists are boiling our frog and though this blog and hundreds like it record almost daily the rise in the Jihad temperature, unless we see how far and fast the temperature has risen, we will not know how far along our boiling has progressed.
So, the Gathering Storm will be posting only once a week but these weekly posts will take the Jihadist temperature by looking back at news and events over the last two years. Over the next several weeks in the areas of intimidation, infiltration, disinformation and thoseappeasers and apologists who either knowingly or unknowingly advance the Jihad agenda, the Gathering Storm will show how far our frog has been boiled.
By seeing the boiling water around us, we can see how far the boiling has progressed.
Here’s this week’s look back at the rising Jihad temperature of INTIMIDATION !!
A Tale of Two Countries
The struggle in
But Mughal, who had appeared at a number of hearings wearing the Niqab, refused to take off her veil, insisting that removing it is against her religious beliefs and that she had the right to wear it during the immigration hearing last Monday. Judge Glossop then adjourned the hearing until next week and asked Sir Hodge,
Did the Islamic Reformation Already Happen?
A 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 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
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
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.
Cancels Christmas Spanish School
Multiculturalism at work – as long as it’s their culture and not ours. That is why is it always Western Culture that should submit?
What about the Christians who were upset? Oh, that’s right. Those vicious Crusaders beliefs shouldn’t be honored.
The school will not put on a nativity play or hand out presents, but pupils will be free to decorate the halls and sing carols.
Good little dhimmies.
"We are educators and we want our school programme to advance the personal development of our students as much as possible," the school said.
And how would banning the most important icons of Christmas ‘advance the personal development of students”? I don’t catch their logic. Or maybe multiculturalism is not logical?
Same Propaganda – Different Day
It seems some Muslims in
Bash Pharoan, president of the Baltimore chapter of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, says resource sheets, called "Islamic Life," given to seventh-graders studying world cultures and "World Religions" for 10th-graders in world history classes, not only misrepresent Islam, but show disrespect to the prophet Muhammad.
But the Baltimore Country school board, in an act of anti-dhimmitude has held firm and refuse to change the course sheets.
Joe Hairston, county school superintendent, said his "teachers do not use materials that contain inaccurate information."
And what’s inaccurate and has Pharoan’s burka in a bunch?
Pharoan disagrees, saying the resource sheet on Islam belittles the prophet by referring to him only as "Muhammad." "We always say 'Prophet Muhammad,' " Pharoan said, "Omitting the word 'prophet' is disrespectful." Pharoan said many of facts on the resource sheets are untrue or half-true, and they "emphasize negative differences that are divisive in nature."
There are other ‘inaccuracies’ about Islam that he points out.
Pharoan says the information given to students about "jihad" and the Koran, the sacred book of Islam, is especially objectionable. The resource sheets state the Muslim prophet's "main goal was to get people to accept Allah and to spread the faith of Islam. Muhammad justified his attacks to his followers by explaining that to weaken those who opposed the spread of God's word was a virtue, and that those who fell in battle would be rewarded in heaven. Thus, the idea of the jihad became the holy war of the Muslims against 'the unbelievers.'" This reference, Pharoan says, inaccurately portrays Islam as a religion that embraces the use of force.
Oh really. I wonder what the history texts in the county say? Islam spread with flowers and honey?
"Islamic teachings explicitly forbid coercing others to adopt the Islamic religion. Suicide is forbidden. The taking of innocent lives is forbidden. Yet the curriculum would have students believing otherwise," Pharoan said.
Jeeze! Can this guy tell a bold face lie! What about the Christian who was going to be executed in
Cara Calder, a spokeswoman for the school system, says the class material was selected on a scholarly basis."Our perspective is that when it comes to curriculum, our focus is academic rather than social or political," she said. "We (the administration) are aware of Dr. Pharoan's and Mr. Jameel's concerns, and as we would with any question of curriculum, we will rely on academic and scholarly information."
And this final piece from Pharoan.
"Teachers should ask themselves, 'Am I teaching fact or opinion?'”
They have their facts straight, Mr. Pharoan. Now get your straight.
The Litigation Jihad
The bag of non-violent tactics used by the jihadists is deep indeed. Over the last few decades they have perfected a series of effective Jihads against the non-Muslim world while it slumbered in its political correct dream world. There are many Jihads the Islamists use and they all support their ultimate goal – an Islamic world ruled by Shari Law. Here they are:
- Education Jihad
- Cultural Jihad
- Demographic Jihad,
- Economic jihad
- Institutional Jihad
- Media jihad
- Financial jihad
- Criminal jihad
- Thuggery Jihad.
– and their most effective tool of intimidation – the Litigation Jihad.
The litigation jihad has been a helpful tool in checking a proper response of the non-Muslim and advancing the objectives of subjugating the world to the will of Islam. It is an insidious tool because the Islamists have learned well its effectiveness by watching the non-Muslim world more and more fold under their legal intimidation as a result of our pacifism, self-hatred and complacency.
Here are some examples.
Dr. Paul Williams is being sued by McMaster University for investigating terrorist activity at McMaster, in an attempt to stop Dr. Williams' investigation.
Atlas Shrugs reports “Rachel Ehrenfeld is one of the daring truth tellers that the Islamists want to shut up and shut down. She is the preeminent scholar on the tracking of Islamic terror funding. Like CAIR, the Saudis use the legal system to bankrupt and harass scholars, journalists etc. Steve Emerson is being sued as well (along with Charles Jacobs of the David Project) by the Islamic Society of
But this one cuts the cake.
Danny Nalliah and Daniel Scott are pastors who live in
So what did these hate mongers do?
Danny and Daniel were hosting a seminar about the similarities between Christianity and Islam when they began reading passages from the Koran to aid in their speech. Danny and Daniel, the evil Islam-haters, were found to have only made two errors in their speech.
1. He gave the wrong birthrate for Muslims in
2. He failed to quote a verse that showed Allah was merciful.
This is costing these men $150,000 in court fees!
But even if we win, the Islamists extract their pound of flesh. Debbie Schlussel sites one example.
Remember the frivolous lawsuit against
But regardless of the withdrawal of this suit,
Litigation jihad is turning our justice system on its head in service to multiculturalism and political correctness. To quote Robert Spencer:
"The free world is under assault everywhere from the forces of jihad, working from the teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah, and notably the words and deeds of Muhammad. Yet in
Litigation jihad is one weapon – and an effective weapon – in neutralizing our cultural defense mechanism which needs to be finely honed to defeat the Islamists and their plan for world domination.
Soup, Scorpions and Muslims
A recent court French court’s decision made me think of the old story of the scorpion and the turtle. It goes like this:
One day a scorpion stood at the edge of a pool, wanting to get to the other side. Along came a turtle to which the scorpion posed the question, "Would you give me a ride across the pond?"
"Of course not," mumbled the slow witted turtle.” For as surely as I give you a ride on my back you will bite me!"
"No. I promise. O won't bite you," said the scorpion.
He hopped atop the turtle and their journey began, about three quarters of the way across the pond the scorpion raised his poisonous tail and thrust it with all his might, right through the shell of the turtle, giving him a sting of death.
"But you promised not to bite," said the saying turtle. "Why would you do such a thing, even jeopardizing yourself?"
The scorpion replied, "I'm a scorpion. It's what I do."
Now replace the scorpion with Muslim and you have the gist of the court case.
A French court ruled Tuesday that an organization with far-right links can continue offering pork soup to the homeless, rejecting police complaints that the food distribution was racist. Police banned the soup kitchen last month, arguing that the handouts discriminated against Jews and Muslims who do not eat pork on religious grounds. The administrative court said the distribution was "clearly discriminatory," but could not be stopped because the organizers offered to feed anyone who asked for help.
Of source the left wing liberal mayor of
"Faced by this initiative which stinks of xenophobia, I want once again to express city hall's desire to fight all forms of discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism," mayor Bertrand Delanoe said in a statement.
The group that handed out the soup in a jester of helping t heir fellow man earned the wroth of the left wing appeasers on two counts.
The food handouts are organized by a nationalist group called Solidarity of the French (SDF). It says its "pig soup," which uses pork fat for stock, is country fare much loved by French traditionalists.
If anything makes a French Islamist appeaser more upset is a right wing organization and defending of a traditional French anything.
"No-one has ever been able to prove that anyone has been refused soup or clothes on the grounds of their religion or race," SDF lawyer Frederic Pichon told France Info radio after Tuesday's court decision.
What is it with Muslims? Even when you lend a helping hand, they bite it.
Shari Law – Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You
The definition of intimidation is to create fear in order to influence conduct. Of all the softening up tactics used by the fascists of the 1930s, this one was the most atrocious and the most visible. The process of intimidation and humiliation combined to create a climate, conducive to the oppression of one group by another.
Intimidation worked wonders for the Fascists of the 1930s. It’s doing the same today for the Islamists. There are distinct and troubling parallels between the intimidation tactics of the fascist of the 1930s and the Islamist of today.
Naw…It can’t happen here. Right?
Think again. Let’s take one small example – and one that going global.
Over at Family Security matters, Susan MacAllen of the Family Security Foundation wrote a piece called The Muslim Cab War in
Discrimination against non-Muslim Americans is alive and well in
In November, the controversy was given greater exposure when Muslim drivers refused transport to passengers with dogs - including those with seeing-eye or other service dogs, in direct violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (
Unless they’ve been reading the MSM, that’s pretty much of what the general public knows at this point. But this is not a recent issue and it’s no longer local.
When the issue hit the major media in Oct/Nov of 2006, it simultaneously hit the international media - due to a surge of similar incidents - in
MAS was founded by
Muslims who refuse transport to passengers with dogs or alcohol have frequently cited Islamic law as the reason, which specifically states that these things are amongst the “najis”, or the unclean. Contact with such things - however distant apparently - requires ritualistic purification before prayer. The commonly accepted list of najis - there are ten - includes pigs, dogs, urine, feces, semen, alcohol and Kafirs (non-Muslims).
In 1997 a Muslim cab driver yanked a passenger out of his cab before her service dog could enter, shouting, “No dog! No dog! Get out! Get out!” injuring her. (He was sentenced to 120 days of community service at the Lighthouse of the Blind.) In
What’s happening here? Are we seeing the end result of our surrender to another culture in the service of multiculturalism? Are the Islamists seeing this resignation as a sign of submission to the Islamist ideology and
Anyone following the news on the starboard side of the bloggosphere might feel that there’s been an increasing up tick in frequency of intimidations by Muslims. They just may be right.
“The violence by Muslims responding to comments by the pope fit a pattern that has been building and accelerating since 1989. Six times since then, Westerners did or said something that triggered death threats and violence in the Muslim world. Looking at them in the aggregate offers useful insights.”
- 1989 – Salman Rushdie's novel, The Satanic Verses prompted Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a death edict against him and his publishers, on the grounds that the book "is against Islam, the Prophet, and the Koran." Subsequent rioting led to over 20 deaths, mostly in
- 1997 – The
U.S.Supreme Court refused to remove a 1930s frieze showing Muhammad as lawgiver that decorates the main court chamber; the Council on American-Islamic Relations made an issue of this, leading to riots and injuries in . India
- 2002 – The American evangelical leader Jerry Falwell calls Muhammad a "terrorist," leading to church burnings and at least 10 deaths in
- 2005 – An incorrect story in Newsweek, reporting that American interrogators at Guantánamo Bay, "in an attempt to rattle suspects, flushed a Qur'an down a toilet," is picked up by the famous Pakistani cricketer, Imran Khan, and prompts protests around the Muslim world, leading to at least 15 deaths.
- February 2006 – The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten publishes twelve cartoons of Muhammad, spurring a Palestinian Arab imam in Copenhagen, Ahmed Abdel Rahman Abu Laban, to excite Muslim opinion against the Danish government. He succeeds so well, hundreds die, mostly in
- September 2006 – Pope Benedict XVI quotes a Byzantine emperor's views that what is new in Islam is "evil and inhuman," prompting the firebombing of churches and the murder of several Christians.
These six rounds, Pipes says, show a near-doubling in frequency: 8 years between the first and second rounds, then 5, then 3, 1, and ½. Is it because Muslims are more agitated or perhaps because the non-Muslim world does not counter these intimidations tactics and so it further emboldens the Islamists.
The Islamists have a goal with their intimidation. Make the free world think itself into a position of near impotence and impose their Islamic law on the non-Muslim world. Assimilation is not their goal – domination is.
Muslim Sues To Use Quran For Court Oath
Corruption Chronicles, a judicial Watch blog, reported another incident of Muslims waging their non-violent jihad in
State law allows witnesses preparing to testify in court to take their oath by laying a hand on the Holy Bible, by saying "so help me God" without the use of a religious book or with an affirmation using no religious symbols. The options led a trial judge to dismiss the suit, determining that there was no actual controversy warranting litigation since the woman was not forced to use the Bible.
Enter the Islamist’s ‘useful idiots’ (the ACLU) and our good friends at CAIR.
But this week, a three-judge appellate court panel unanimously reversed that decision, allowing the lawsuit to continue. The judges wrote that the complaint was sufficient to entitle litigation and the state must now waste taxpayer dollars to defend the case. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), well-known for its support of terrorism worldwide, also joined the case by demanding a statewide policy permitting use of the Quran and other religious texts in courtrooms.
Another example of creeping Sharia law in our culture.
A Muslim center in
Add this example of creeping Sharia law to the Ellison controversy, and you have the useful idiots claiming another victory for our ‘open’ multicultural society.
Don’t Say I’m Violent Because I’ll Attack You
Yes, you read that right. SIAD is prohibited from peacefully demonstrating because it will cause a violent reaction from others.
Espersen has declared “emergency laws” against SIAD, since courts have upheld their right to protest. On January 13, a peaceful SIAD meeting (not a protest) was broken up by Islamist and leftist gangs. Three SIAD members were hurt. What on earth is going on in
Has Danish cheese given Danes mush for brains?
And what about
An ex-terrorist, now converted to Christianity, tries to speak against violence in Islam in a neighborhood church – and is silenced by pressure from the mainstream media and local Islamist organizations, and may be prosecuted for a “hate crime.” Lebanon-native Zachariah Anani was a self-admitted terrorist before converting to Christianity. His first lecture given on January 11 at the small
Anani’s second lecture, “Could Jihad Be Coming to Your Neighborhood?” was cancelled after pressure from the media, which also focused on Anani’s citizenship and harsh criticism of the sponsor of the lectures, Pastor Donald McKay. McKay spoke instead to a capacity crowd, speaking in defense of Canadian liberties and freedoms and promising to "jealously guard these things from being overtaken, from being overthrown."
On January 25, Anani is scheduled to give the third speech in the series, “Why the Islamic Faith is Indefensible.” But he may not get a chance. Members of the Windsor Islamic Association have filed a formal complaint with the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has sent letters to Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant asking for a prompt investigation into Anani's lectures under
Support Pastor McKay and Zachariah Anani in their efforts to speak the truth. Write to Attorney General Michael Bryant, asking for him to NOT cave in to CAIR-CAN's oppressive intentions. And you might drop a line to Pastor McKay telling him of your support for his brave stand for human rights and freedom of speech.
A Week in the Life of the Islamist Intimidators
We all know of the Muslim women who refused to remove her veil at the request of car rental company.
Now she is demanding another hearing.
Muhammad wanted to contest a rental car company's charge to repair a vehicle she said had been broken into by thieves. The judge told her he needed to see her face to determine her truthfulness, and gave her a choice: remove the covering while testifying or have the case dismissed. She kept it on, and the judge ordered her to pay the rental car company. Muhammad successfully argued that she shouldn't have been forced to choose between her religious beliefs and her case and has been granted a new hearing next month.
Here are others. A very busy week for Islamists.
Devoted Muslim Husband Jailed for Protecting Wife's Honor
PARIS (Reuters) - A French Muslim who attacked a male gynaecologist for examining his wife just after she had given birth, saying it was against Islam, has been jailed for six months by a
Chi-Coms Kowtow to Muslim Intolerance: No Pig Ads for
Montreal man refuses religious divorce to Muslim wife he stabbed
MONTREAL (CP) - The Crown says a Montreal man's refusal to grant his Muslim wife a Shariah divorce should be considered an aggravating factor when he is sentenced Friday for stabbing her and their baby daughter. Other than that, there is nothing the courts can do for the woman, whose husband pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault to avoid attempted murder charges. That, say advocates, is the problem with the refusal to recognize Shariah law in the Canadian judicial system.
Muslim protests, as Madhya Pradesh students salute Sun God
Bhopal/Indore, Jan 25 (ANI): Thousands of school children did the Surya Namaskar, a salutation to the Sun God, in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday amid protests by Muslim organisations. Undeterred by the protests, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan announced, ""We are going to include Yoga in the physical training curriculum in schools as it keeps both mind and body healthy. We'll help all the organisations that are working towards the promotion of yoga and also take their help in popularizing it in schools. We'll also award those who do exceptionally well in this field." Several Muslim organisations, however, protested the move, saying it was essentially a form of sun worship, something against the tenets of Islam. "By implementing Surya Namaskar, the government is trying to promote one particular religion. Other religions are being ignored. We are demonstrating to register our protest, " said Arif Masood, a protester.
Leading Arab American and Muslim American Advocacy Organizations Take Action Over ABC's Decision to Hire Glenn Beck
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leading Arab and Muslim American advocacy organizations have joined together to take action and voice their opposition over the decision of ABC's "Good Morning America" to hire Glenn Beck. The executive leadership of the Arab American Institute (AAI), American- Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) sent a letter to ABC/Disney expressing dismay and requesting a meeting to discuss their concerns. They have also each launched membership action campaigns, through which supporters have been calling and emailing ABC News to express dismay over "Good Morning
Muslim fans seek space for prayer
A very busy week indeed.
Muslim Women Confront
The storm of controversy raised by a small village in
The declaration, passed by the town council last month, says a person’s face should not be covered, except at Halloween, and that children should sing Christmas songs in December. It warns would-be immigrants that women can vote, drive and dance if they choose. It says adults can drink alcohol and children cannot bring weapons, religiously symbolic or not, to school despite a Supreme Court of
And of course, the first protesters out of the box were religious minorities. One such minority has sensitivities were ruffled are – surprise, surprise – Muslims.
Clad in traditional Islamic head scarves, a delegation of Muslim women paid a visit Sunday to the Quebec town that passed a controversial code aimed at potential immigrants…….Although the list has no legal weight, it clearly targets religious minorities, said May Haidar, one of the women who made the journey to the community of 1,300 on Sunday afternoon. “We’re disappointed by this `code of life,”’ Haidar said. “It’s apparent there is a misconception and a wrong view of Muslim women, so we want to open a dialogue to let them know us and, of course, we want to know them.”
First of al, the “code’ does not make specific reference to any religion or ethnic groups. It’s a common sense declaration of the values of the community. Second of all, why would nay group call attention to itself protesting a negative? Doesn’t that group have something to be concerned about? By saying it opposes a decent set of Western values prove that the group itself endorses that which the “code” tries to prevent? What kind of “dialogue” do these Muslim women want to have? That they support their oppression which the “code’ clearly is against?
The town has already toned down the declaration, handing out another version Sunday that removed references to stoning women to death or burning them with acid……But Drouin was unrepentant about the list and said it will stay put.
“No major change,” he told reporters. He said the council has received thousands of e-mails from all over the world. “We’re not alone in this,” Drouin said. “The e-mails we’ve received… they all say the same thing: `We’re behind you.”’ One nearby town has passed a resolution in support of Herouxville but has not adopted their own “norms.” Another has passed a resolution in support of multiculturalism.
The defense of Western values is starting to spread in
The debate over accommodation of ethnic, cultural and religious minorities continues to rage in
Then this silliness.
The Canadian Islamic Congress is still considering a human rights complaint against the Herouxville council.
Huh!? What human rights are being violated? The right to stone a woman? That Christmas be celebrated in the schools? That women be treated as second class citizens? That they can vote? That adults can drink alcohol and children cannot bring weapons, religiously symbolic or not, to school?
Are those the rights that the civil rights commission will defend? Paleeeeze!!
As for the reaction by the Herouxville residents.
About 50 residents came out to meet the women Sunday, sipping coffee as they waited.
Louise Trudel spoke at length with one of the visitors. She said it (the demonstration) was nice but accomplished nothing. “We didn’t even speak about the `code de vie,”’ she said. “At a certain point it (accommodation of minorities) must stop.” Her debate partner, Samira Laouni, felt differently. “For me it was very beneficial,” she said. “I didn’t leave my kids with my husband for nothing.”
I hope the “code” spreads to every village and hamlet in
Those are examples of the rising Jihad temperature of for this week. When see in groups like this, the slow boil becomes obvious.
Next week a look back at the rising Jihad temperature of Islamist INFILTRATION!!
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