Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Steyn on Britain and Europe - THE NEXT STAGE

from National Review

The other day I found myself wondering when the conversion rate would become an avalanche. To Islam, I mean. If you’ve been following recent developments in the Netherlands, you’ll know that Geert Wilders, a Dutch Member of Parliament, is to be put on trial for offending Muslims. “Look at what you’re doing,” the sardonic Brit Pat Condell pointed out. “You’re prosecuting a man who is under 24-hour protection from attack by violent Muslims. Yet he’s the criminal for expressing an opinion.”

Quite. But, while Europe has a high degree of tolerance for intolerant imams, it won’t tolerate anyone pointing out that intolerance. It is not necessary for Minheer Wilders to be either jailed or forced into exile to conclude that the Netherlands, like many of its neighbors, has already conceded the key point - that Muslims now have the exclusive right to set the parameters of public debate on Islam. And, given that they don’t regard it as debatable at all, that means that the remorseless Islamization of Europe will continue and accelerate while the deWildered political establishment stands mute.

When I talk like that, I’m assumed to be nuts – or, to use the preferred term, “alarmist” (The Economist et al). Brian Barrington, a Dublin blogger, recently concluded a review of my book by asking:

Is Mark Steyn a scaremongering fool indulging in Islamophobic fantasies..?

Answer: yes he is.

Here’s a 2008 headline from Le Figaro re demographic trends in Brussels:

La capitale européenne sera musulmane dans vingt ans.

For those who haven’t taken up President Obama’s urgings to learn another language, that’s French for “Nothing to see here, folks.”

Now here’s a 2009 headline from The Times :of London

Muslim Population ‘Rising 10 Times Faster Than Rest Of Society’.

A little bit harder for that one to get lost in translation. According to the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics, the greatest number of “Christians” (whatever that means in a contemporary Anglican context) is to be found among the over-70s, and the largest number of Muslims is in the cohort aged four and under. Which is Britain’s past and which Britain’s future? No need to ask a “scaremongering fool”. In a land where the head of state is also Supreme Governor of the established church, a quarter of all public elementary schools in England are what are known as “Church of England schools”. In practice, they cannot teach Christianity because many of them, especially in the inner cities, are now overwhelmingly Muslim. In the Blackburn and Dewsbury C-of-E schools, every single pupil is Muslim. At others, the retreating Christian community can still muster up to one per cent of the enrolment. In Bradford, the Church is building a new school for what will be an entirely Muslim student body. “Demographics change,” says the Venerable Peter Ballard, Archdeacon of Lancaster. “There was certainly a Christian population there at one time and, who knows, 20 years from now the Christians might be back.”

Not in 20 years. According to official statistics, of “white British Christian” households 16 per cent have two or more dependent children; among the UK’s “Pakistani Muslim” households, the figure is 50 per cent; “Bangladeshi Muslims”, 58 per cent. The British Government “sustainable development chair” (whatever that is) Sir Jonathon Porritt has just announced that he thinks parents are being “environmentally irresponsible” if they have more than two children.

That 16 per cent will listen to the sustainable baronet. The 58 per cent will fill the void.

So Britain and Europe are becoming more Muslim. The only question is how much more, how fast. And in that respect I think the only thing I got wrong in America Alone is that I was insufficiently “alarmist”. I’ll bet that “la capitale européenne sera musulmane” a lot sooner than 20 years.

Islam is not a race: As The Times reported, “Experts said that the increase was attributable to immigration, a higher birthrate and conversions to Islam.” That last category is the next stage. Like many readers, I’ve been enjoying Robert Ferrigno’s Prayers For The Assassin trilogy, set in an Islamic Republic of America a decade or three hence, while being just a wee bit skeptical about the premise – that a nuclear catastrophe would prompt millions of Americans to convert to Islam. But in Europe? There’s no need for nukes, just the quiet, remorseless daily reality.

In the next few years, Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotterdam will become majority Muslim. Let’s say you work in an office in those cities: One day they install a Muslim prayer room, and a few folks head off at the designated time, while the rest of you get on with what passes for work in the EU. A couple of years go by, and it’s now a few more folks scooting off to the prayer room. Then it’s a majority. And the ones who don’t are beginning to feel a bit awkward about being left behind.

What do you do? The future showed up a lot sooner than you thought. If you were a fundamentalist Christian like those wackjob Yanks, signing on to Islam might (pace Mr Ferrigno) cause you some discomfort. But, if you’re the average post-Christian Eurosecularist, what’s the big deal? Who wants to be the last guy sitting in the office sharpening his pencil during morning prayers?

Funny how quickly it all happened. There was the woman on reception, but she retired. And the guy in personnel who used to say, sotto voce, that Geert Wilders had a point. But he emigrated the year after Wilders did.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How To Destroy America

We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Recently there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of American's finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Davis Hansen talked about his latest book, Mexifornia, explaining how immigration - both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.

Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, "If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that 'An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'"

"Here is how they do it," Lamm said:

"First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country." History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: 'The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.' Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans."

Lamm went on: Second, to destroy America, "Invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. I would make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

Third, "We could make the United States an 'Hispanic Quebec' without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: 'The apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.' Lamm said, "I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities."

"Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high. school."

"My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of 'Victimology.' I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population."

"My sixth plan for America's downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. E. Pluribus Unum -- From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the 'pluribus'. Instead of the 'Unum,' we will balkanize America as surely as Kosovo."

"Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of 'diversity.' I would find a word similar to 'heretic' in the 16th century - that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like 'racist' or 'xenophobe' halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established multi-culturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of 'Victimology,' I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them."

In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed. Finally he said, "Lastly, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson's book, Mexifornia. His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don't read that book."

There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate 'diversity.' American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America - take note of California and other states - to date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell's book, 1984. In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: "War is peace," "Freedom is slavery," and "Ignorance is strength."

Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that the future of our great nation is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don't get this immigration monster stopped quickly, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially The American Dream.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Taking the Jihad Temperature - A Gathering Storm Special Series – DISINFORMATION Part 6

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 intimidationinfiltrationdisinformation and those appeasers 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. 

The good news is that we are noticing that the water is getting warmer. There is a glimmer of awareness here - a glimmer of hope there. But we have a long way to go. 

Here’s this week’s look back at the rising Jihad temperature of DISINFORMATION !! And remember – this is just a sampling of Jihadist Disinformation. More to follow.

Storm Track Disinformation: Muslims – Muslim Rage is Not New

I’m getting sick and tied of hearing that Muslim rage is a non-Muslim problem and that they were living so peacefully with non-Muslims until we over-reacted to their fundamentalist brethren’s attacks.

The attacks were a horrible act of mass murder, but history says we're overreacting. Has the American reaction to the attacks in fact been a massive overreaction? Is the widespread belief that 9/11 plunged us into one of the deadliest struggles of our time simply wrong? If we did overreact, why did we do so?


That piece of garbage thinking aside, a recent commentary at the Guardian again wants to make non-Muslims feel that all Muslim problems stem from us. Take the recent violent take over by Hamas in Gaza.


With the severe restrictions imposed on them by their western-backed governments and the evaporation of American promises of reform and democratisation, this "democratic Islam" currently finds itself in the grip of a crisis.



Democratic Islam? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Oh, plaeeeze! As long as Islam is believed by both moderate and radical Muslims alike that Islam is both a religion and political system, any form of real democracy – and not just the right to vote for your favorite tyranny – will never happen.

Arabs have watched with horror as Palestinians have been severely punished for their electoral choices, isolated, starved, and propelled towards the bottomless pit of internecine feuding. The message from Washington and London seemed to be: don't bother with the ballot box - only through bombings and violence is change possible.

According to the apologists it’s damn if you do and damn if you don’t. Elder of Zion explains.

The argument boils down to this: if Muslims do anything evil, it is because the West has forced them to do it. Muslims who don't want to do anything evil are helpless in the face of overwhelming Western pressure to force those other Muslims to do evil things.

In other words, Muslim terror must be blamed on anyone but Muslims. Muslims are helpless subhumans, with no ability to take care of themselves, no ability to vote for progress, no ability to stand up to extremists - essentially, Muslims are babies who need to be coddled and spoiled by the adults of the West, and there will be deadly temper tantrums if the adults don't do exactly what the infantile Muslims want them to do.


"In an article titled "How the Arabs Explain the Terror Phenomenon" in the Qatari daily Al-Raya, Al-Ansari criticized the ways in which the Arab world denies and ignores the phenomenon of terrorism, and refuted the political and socio-economic arguments justifying it.

"Why has the terrorist violence increased? And why has it reached a level of such madness and barbarism? Why aren't we managing to deal with it and handle it? Why is there a rise in terror operations targeting innocents?

"In my view, the [answer] lies in our inability to explain the phenomenon of terrorism, and to break it down into its structural internal causes and into the environmental elements that support its existence. [This inability] emanates from the following three main causes that are common in the Arab arena as explanations for terrorism:

"The first is the discourse of denial... that is, exonerating Muslims from [any] accusation of [perpetrating] terror operations, and [instead] accusing their enemies - usually the Mossad and U.S. intelligence. An extensive sector of prominent clerics, intellectual elites, and the masses are still convinced that 9/11 was a Mossad or U.S. intelligence operation...

"The second cause is the discourse of defensiveness, as manifested in repeated statements that terrorism has no religion, homeland or nationality, but is a transient virus that is alien [to the Arab world] - or that Islam is innocent [of terrorism].

"The third cause is the discourse of justification, which is extremely common in the religious and media outlets. This discourse tries to link terrorism with political factors, international conflicts or internal socio-economic factors - saying that terrorism is the outcome of political repression by some regimes that strangle freedoms and are hostile to democracy or that terrorism is a response to American and Western injustices, to the policy of discrimination [against Muslims], to the blind pro-Israel bias, and to the global conspiracy against the Muslims…

But none of this is new. In fact Muslim rage has been around long before it hit the headlines after the Cold War. 23 years before the Iranian Revolution and 55 years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a section (pages 24-34) of the very first of the intelligence reviews published by the Military Intelligence Division of the U.S. War Department identified Islam as a threat to world stability. In fact here’s a little known view of Islam in 1946.

It would be interesting to know how many of the higher-ups in our intelligence agencies and Defense Department were even aware of this report when the hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvania ground. According to its authors, Islamic countries were “full of discontent and frustration” and were aware of their “inferiority.” These feelings manifested themselves in “killings and terrorism,” which were reported in “daily news accounts.” The analysts knew about the feud between the Sunnis and Shi’a. They also knew about Wahabism and the Muslim Brotherhood.


I won’t reproduce in its entirety the section of the report entitled “Islam: A Threat to World Peace”. You can read it all in the report. But here’s something from the last page.

Two basic urges meet head-on in this area, and conflict is inherent in this collision of interests. These urges reveal themselves in daily news accounts of killings and terrorism, of pressure groups in opposition, and of raw nationalism and naked expansionism masquerading as diplomatic maneuvers. The urges tie together the tangled threads of power politics which—snarled in the lap of the United Nations Assembly—lead back to the centers of Islamic pressure and to the capitals of the world’s biggest nations.

That last entry could be written today.

Storm Track Disinformation: Allah’s Blessing to Afghanistan

Gag alert! Put down that coffee and move away from mug.

Deen Al-Islam, aka: The Perfect Way of Life fawned over Allah’s blessing to Afghanistan. What was it? You probably guessed. The Taliban.

The following is an extract from a recent reply to questions asked, via e-mail, by a non-Muslim, about the Taliban. The question from the Kaffir was a reasonable one:

You say that, “the Taliban represent genuine Islam”. Now, I do not doubt that the Taliban have been severely maligned in the West, but before the US occupation of Afghanistan the Taliban were responsible for the destruction of the two giant Buddha statues. This destruction could be seen as indicative of the intolerance Islam has for other religions, and does seem to contradict the impression you gave that Islam is respectful towards other religions.

The response from Deen Al-Islam:

What the West and its apostate lackeys think or believe about the Taliban and their actions - and what they use to base their kaffir opinions on - are irrelevant. One has to go beyond all the Zionist-Crusader rhetoric, lies and propaganda in order to understand the context and the truth of what occurred. The context was two-fold. First, the issue of the sanctions which the West imposed on Afghanistan, then one of the poorest countries in the world. The United Nations announced that it would give money to aid or support the protection of the restoration of the statues while many people in Afghanistan, as a result of the harsh, punitive sanctions imposed by the arrogant hypocritical West, were starving and dying of starvation. Many of the Taliban thus regarded this offer of aid for such statues as an insult, with the West and its lackeys seeming to favour such statues over the lives of Muslims.


Talk about spinning an answer! The harsh, punitive sanctions imposed by the arrogant hypocritical West? Must have learned that rhetoric from the Left. Don’t ask why sanctions were imposed on a despicable, barbaric, mid-evil regime like the Taliban that no civilized person or nation could stomach. Oh no! Think of the poor little Afghans who are so happy under the thumb of the Taliban and the arrogant hypocritical West who can’t seem to stomach their savageness and tries to end the suffering of the Afghans in the Taliban’s Sharia paradise.

Second, this gave impetus to the campaign to destroy the statues, which some Ulaamah in Afghanistan at the time regarded as idols which could, according to Quran and Sunnah, be destroyed if they were or had become a focus to divert people away from the path of Deen Al-Islam and thus from what is really important about life - which is Jannah; which is honour; and not this world, and not the preservation, at the cost of human lives, of some artefacts. Certainly, the statues had become the focus for “international attention” and thus became a type of idol for many..

So, let’s see. The West’s fixation on preserving a piece of archeological history for future generations is just idol worship?

And this statement takes the cake.

This Muslim way - the heart of Shariah - is a very civilized, a very human, way of doing things, and once again is a way, a means of doing things, which is far superior to each and every way of the arrogant West.

Storm Track Disinformation: The Schizophrenia of the Average Muslim

Shortly after the recent terrorist bombing attempts in London and Glasgow, the BBC printed some Muslim responses to the bomb attacks. It’s fascinating to see the their schizophrenic responses.

ABEDA TELADIA, 24, TEACHER, ESSEX

"There is never any justification for killing innocent human beings, yet myself and my husband suffer verbal abuse from ignorant people who wish to paint all Muslims with the same brush.”I just want people to know that I don't wear Muslim dress to scare people, it's just to cover me - it's not a symbol of aggression or terrorism."


Excuse me. Your Muslim dress is a symbol of aggression. Aggression against Western culture which Muslims would prefer not to live under according to recent polls.

And from the mouthpiece of the Islamists….

OSAMA SAEED, MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF BRITAIN, SCOTLAND

"There have been some low-level incidents up until now - you expect it from a minority.”But I think there's a recognition that Muslims have been as bewildered as anyone about this. "And conceivably there's only two things that we can do - the first is to make it clear that there's no theological justification for any of this, and we've been doing that for years and will continue to do so.”


Low-level incidents? Jeeez! As for “no theological justification”, I don’t see the Muslim Association of Britain demanding radical mosques that teach their followers to kill the infidel be shut down.

And from the mouthpiece of Mr. Ramadan…

MOHAMMED SHAFIQ, RAMADAN FOUNDATION

"Foreign policy is a contributing factor to Britain being an increased risk. That's not my view, that's the view expressed by senior politicians across the board.


And …..

ABBAS SHAH, SHEFFIELD

"I do not feel safe in this country. On the one hand I have to worry about terrorists' attacks, and on the other hand I have to worry about having my house being raided on the guesswork of being a terrorist. "To top all this, the foreign policy of this country targets my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters in Iraq and Afghanistan to mention a few."

Yep – it’s the foreign policies fault. I disagree so I get to kill you.

MAJID ZIA, LONDON

"I believe that the Muslim community and the general public, both of whom are feeling unsafe from these attacks, need to stand united against all forms of terrorism. "Also we need to look at the root causes of terrorism to eliminate this dangerous threat as indeed there are many factors why this may be taking place."


But are you brave enough, once rooted out, to actively destroy those roots? I‘m talking about the virulent ideology of Political Islam – Islamism.

I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Storm Track Disinformation: Muslim Ruled State Doesn’t Promote Violence

Here’s another clue to the tactics used by Islamists to advance their agenda. I’ve been saying for quite some time that militant jihad is only one form of jihad. There are many other forms including media, institutional, cultural, litigation, demographic, and economic jihads.

All of these different jihads make up what the tactics they use to impose Islamic laws upon the world and re-create the Caliphate. And they are not shy about saying it. It’s us, the infidels, who can’t seem to believe it.

In an interview posted at PM (a program broadcast around Australia on Radio National and on ABC Local Radio) with a Federation of Islamic Students spokesman Chaaban Omran, he said:

Hizb ut-Tahrir is very active in Muslim student circles, promoting the idea of an international caliphate, or Muslim ruled state, but he says it does not promote violence.

I guess that's really all I'm saying. They can stand up and advocate for a particular cause without necessarily promoting violence.


Is he lying? No he’s not. He is making reference to the non-violent forms of jihad – otherwise known as political Islam – to advance the Islamist agenda peacefully throughout the world using the our very freedoms, multiculturalist ideas, political correctness and the actions of the appeasers, apologists and ‘useful idiots’ who assist in advancing that agenda in the free world. Not to mention the Islamist’s political insurgency into one-time moderate states like Malaysia and Indonesia.

We are being told in no uncertain terms what the adherents of Islamism plan to do but like Hitler’s Mein Kampf, their blatant plans for world domination is shrugged off as the rantings of some backwoods ideologues that should not be taken seriously. For the Leftist appeasers, apologists and useful idiots, global warming is more of threat to modern civilization than Islamism.

From the Jerusalem Post.

The Washington Post's Anne Applebaum might be right that the West has entered a "post-post-9/11" era. She noticed that the German, central European and British press each covered the recent G-8 summit very differently. From this, "it's pretty clear that that brief moment of consensus - those very few years when the world's most powerful governments all believed that the world's worst problem was international terrorism - has now passed."

Indeed, the focus was on global warming, Africa, globalization, missile defenses in Europe - anything but the rising Islamist menace. This is striking since, though there has not been another attack in the US like 9/11, there have been many more "9/11s" since the original almost six years ago, including in London and Madrid.


If we are going to win the war against Islamism we need to get our priorities straight and take our enemy’s words at face value. They’re planning for world domination. We’re planning to use less tissue paper.

The free world is asleep at the wheel. Or as Winston Churchill once quoted in his memoirs:

"Who's in charge of the clattering train?
The axles creak and the couplings strain
And the pace is hot and the points are near
And Sleep has deadened the driver's ear
And the signals flash through the night in vain
For Death is in charge of the clattering train"

Will we wake up in time?

Storm Track Disinformation: Creating A Terrorist, Eh, Tourist

This is what passes as news analysis at the Times of India. An article titled “How did Kafeel turn into a terrorist” seeks to explains how Kafeel Ahmed, the Indian engineer who suffered 90 per cent burns after driving the blazing jeep into the Glasgow airport terminal on June 30, “a religious, quiet and academically brilliant man turn into a terrorist”.

Here’s the Times in depth analysis.

According to the investigators, this is how it happened - Kafeel's life took a major turn after he left for the UK in 2001 for higher studies.


Higher studies in what? A Masters Degree in Engineering or a Masters in Jihad. The article doesn’t say.

Between 2001 and 2006 December, Kafeel was shuttling between Bangalore and the UK. During every visit to Bangalore, there was a visible change in him. His friends and family had noticed the change, but failed to recognise the future consequences.


Shuttling back and forth? Doesn’t sound like he applied much attention to his ‘higher degree’. And of course, family and friends are ALWAYS the last to know when a family member or close friend blows himself up.

So how did Kafeel come to such a fate? What drove him to seek the ultimate reward for killing infidels? Here’s the time line the Times proposes as the process of radicalization of Kafeel.

2001: A clean shaven 22-year-old Kafeel leaves Bangalore for the UK

2002: He comes to Bangalore with a French beard. His friends tease him, for which he says, "Just for a change"

2003: He visits Bangalore again and this time he has grown full beard. He is very vocal. He speaks about the Iraq war, Afghan war and the Chechnya conflict. He tells everyone, including his friends, "Muslims are being ill-treated across the world by others. There should be no border barriers among Muslims. All Muslims across the world should unite and fight against the injustice. We should shun all un-Islamic practices. We should take up mass conversions"

There it is folks. The bottom line reason according to the Times in depth analysis of why good, upstanding, intelligent, religious Muslims blow themselves up – it’s the beard!!

Just in case, the Times goes on with the usual Leftist tripe of possible motivations besides the beard.

Major events which turned Kafeel's mind were - the war on Afghanistan in 2002 by the US and UK; the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 to remove Saddam Hussein; the decade-old Chechnya conflict ...


Blah, blah, blah blah…

I wonder if the Times research discovered that he might, just might, have attended some radical mosque or madrassa while in Bangalore that could shed some light on his mysterious conversion to Jihadism.

Naaaa…

Storm Track Disinformation: An Illusion of Harmony: Science and Religion in Islam

We constantly hear how if it weren’t for Islam, the West would still be in the Dark Ages and how Islam advanced the cause of knowledge – science included - during their Golden Age.

A new book by Physicist Taner Edis has an interrsting take on the ‘scientific approach’ of Islam. In his book “An Illusion of Harmony: Science and Religion in Islam” Edis examines the range of Muslim thinking about science and Islam, from blatantly pseudoscientific fantasies to comparatively sophisticated efforts to "Islamize science."

From the world’s strongest creationist movements to bizarre science-in-the-Quran apologetics, popular Muslim approaches promote a view of natural science as a mere fact-collecting activity that coexists in near-perfect harmony with literal-minded faith. Since Muslims are keenly aware that science and technology have been the keys to Western success, they are eager to harness technology to achieve a Muslim version of modernity. Yet at the same time, they are reluctant to allow science to become independent of religion and are suspicious of Western secularization. Edis examines all of these conflicting trends, revealing the difficulties facing Muslim societies trying to adapt to the modern technological world.


And there, according to Edis, is the Muslim problem of adapting to a 21st century world.

From one book reviewer.

Contrary to what some Muslims think, Islam is not a "scientific religion" and is not inherently friendly to science or scientific research. A chief problem lies in the book some Muslims keep claiming foreshadows modern science: the Qur'an.

For too many Muslims, the Qur'an contains all the truth a human being will ever need. With that attitude, what reason could there be for scientific institutions dedicated to learning more about how the world works or how to manipulate the world in order to improve the lot of humanity? Science and the scientific method are essentially founded on the belief that humans can learn more and improve, ideas which traditionalist Muslim clerics may reject as heresy.


Here’s a defensible intellectual foundation for the backward thinking of Muslims and their resistance to change. To change. To improve. To adapt - is heresy.

Muslims have tried to take advantage of modern developments while Islamicizing them, hoping to benefit from science without giving up what Islam provides. According to Tanis, this only creates an illusion of harmony.


And they’ve Islamicized not just science but also finance. When Imams try to adapt Islam into a modern world they come up with silly and illogical fatwas – like the recent fatwa for breastfeeding a man alone in an office with a Muslim working woman so the woman can remain ‘pure’. Many Muslims are constantly trying to force the square peg of Islam into a round 21st Century hole.

Even in relatively secular Turkey, Edis' native country, the situation is deplorable. Turkey is the home for the largest creationist movement outside of America — it's an anti-religion movement that draws from Christian creationists and reworks the material to suit a Muslim audience.

The state of science in the Muslim world today is not an esoteric question that makes little difference in the lives of average Americans. It is arguable that some of the most important religious developments in the West can be traced, at least in part, to science: the growth of secularization and the decline of religious certitude. These changes have seriously weakened the power of religious institutions and leaders, preventing them from dominating society, politics, government, and culture.


Science as practiced in the West is a direct threat to fundamentalist Islam.

Muslim hostility to science has helped prevent the same developments in the Muslim world. There is enthusiasm for technology, but not for basic science itself. The Muslim Brotherhood even went so far as to call for an end to science education in 1981. A thousand years ago science barely existed in Europe while cutting-edge scientific research was occurring in centers of Islamic learning; today, the situation is reversed. The consequences of little secularization coupled with extreme religious certitude are something everyone in the world must bear: religious terrorism.


Religious terrorism brought on by a rigid, irrational, unscientific approach to understanding the world.

And this review at Amazon.

After setting the stage, he then asks how leading Muslim thinkers have conceived of science and its relation to the restrictions of the Koran. Of course, at this point, Edis might have stopped. Once restrictions are imposed, science slows down or stops. Though Edis, unlike some other commentators, speaks respectfully about Islam, this requires a certain indifference to the elephant in the room -- Islam has not contributed anything to modern science.

It contributed to medieval science, but that was a different animal. Edis writes, "When European science began to take off, education and intellectual life in Muslim lands was completely dominated by orthodox scholars and sufi saints, neither of whom encouraged attention to knowledge that did not have any explicit religious purpose."

The political collapse of Islam in front of expanding Europe (and even expanding but not very modern Russia) forced a reassessment. Edis traces the different approaches various Muslims have taken in trying to tap the obvious advantages of modern thought without abandoning the social harmony on which Islam prides itself. A number of Islamic schools of thought have thought that it could be done.

Edis, correctly, considers these all to have been failures -- illusions of harmony.


"An Illusion of Harmony" is probably as fair and respectful a hearing of the options facing Islamic pr-modernism as Muslims are ever likely to get.

Those are examples of the rising Jihad temperature of for this week. When seen in groups like this, the slow boil becomes obvious.

Next week a look back at the rising Jihad temperature of Islamist appeasement!!

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

How the War Against Islamism Will Last 70 Years – And They Win

UK Home Secretary John Reid, Newt Gingrich, and the Pentagon have all chimed in stating that the misnamed ‘war on terror’ will last a generation or so. To quote Gingrich:

Americans must steel themselves for a long and arduous war against the "irreconcilable wing of Islam," which could last anywhere from 30 to 70 years.


A wing? Were the Japanese pilots who bombed Pearl Harbor a ‘wing’ of the Shinto religion? Were the SS a ‘wing’ of a benign National Socialist Party?

Mr. Gingrich, if this struggle between a freedom loving ideology and that of the Islamist ideology lasts 70 years without an outbreak of a global war, the Islamists will have won.

Here’s why.

What if Pearl Harbor didn’t happen? And what if Hitler didn’t invade Poland and Mussolini didn’t invade Ethiopia? That is to say, what if the fascist regimes of Japan, Germany and Italy restrained themselves for starting a hot war and didn’t reach for the gun – i.e., putting boots on the ground in other countries to impose their ideology - to advance their agenda of world domination? How would history have turned out? Would the fascist ideology have won?

The fascist regimes were making great strides achieving their goals before 1939. Hitler was handed half of Europe by the appeasers. Japan was winning its war with China. Mussolini was intimidating North Africa and with the help of Hitler, drawing up plans to have the Mufti of Jerusalem start a rebellion against British and French rule. Japan, undermined the control of Dutch and French colonialists in the region. How? Guess what. With the help of Muslims.

Most people at the turn of the twenty-first century have forgotten that there was a time in Japan before World War II when Japanese nationalists showed an Asianist face to the world's Muslims, whom they wanted to befriend as allies in the construction of a new Asia under Japanese domination. The rise of Japan was a destabilizing factor that attracted Muslim activists who wanted to cooperate with the "Rising Star of the East" against the Western empires, accelerating contacts between Japan and the world of Islam from vast regions of Eurasia and North Africa.


Add the lure of the Greater Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere and you have the makings of an infiltration strategy that played on the desires of those under colonial rule and side with the Japanese and their goals. Both the Germans and the Japanese played both sides against the middle when planning the strangulation the democracies.

As we know, appeasement of Hitler and his demands was the order of the day before the outbreak of war in Europe. Hitler’s National Socialism had a strong admires in Britain.

Lord Halifax records how he told Hitler: "Although there was much in the Nazi system that profoundly offended British opinion, I was not blind to what he (Hitler) had done for Germany, and to the achievement from his point of view of keeping Communism out of his country."


There was even support for Hitler’s ideas. One such group consisted of the Duke of Windsor (the former King Edward VIII) and appeasement-minded elitists known as the "Cliveden Set." The Nazis had longstanding social ties with this group and confided in them.

It has long been widely accepted that this aristocratic Germanophile social network was not only in favour of the appeasement of Adolf Hitler but also in favour of friendly relations with Nazi Germany .


This support for Nazism in Europe was widespread, sweeping across the European continent from Britain, Ireland, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe right into Russia itself. Of the more famous pro-National Socialist movements with large followings the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists, the Francistes in France, the Rexist party in Belgium, the Dutch National Socialist Bund, the Iron Guard in Romania and the Russian National Liberation Army, amongst others.

One might say of Europe, that even the shameless bigotry towards Jews was not enough to sway Nazi supporters against Hitler in the democratic counties of Europe. This weakened the moral and political resolve of the democracies who feared another war like WW I and didn’t want to see it repeated – at any cost.

The US at the time was no different. The use of the ‘peace moments’ in this county like the America First Committee and the lure of the American Bund Party to German-Americans sought to undermine efforts of FDR to oppose Hitler and Japan’s expansion policies and act as infiltration agents for the Nazis. Add the strong Nazi presence – and growing support - in South America and you find the US isolated within the womb of its self-imposed neutrality.

A political collapse of mainland Europe already weakened by political and economic strife, a real non-aggression pact with Russia in keeping with Karl Haushofer a "Eurasist" who advocated a policy of German - Russian hegemony and alliance, the slow absorption of Britain into the Nazi fold, rebellions instigated by Hitler and Mussolini in the middle east (read control of oil), Japan’s political success of their Greater Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere and their support of anti-colonial nationalist groups in the sub-continent – all would have exploited the playing filed tilted in the favor of the fascist regimes. If they exercised some patience (a generation or so?) they could have dominated the world without reaching for the gun?

Now fast forward to today.

The very same strategy of infiltration and appeasement is being employed now by the Islamists and their useful idiots. Using the many types of Jihads at their disposal – militant, institutional, cultural, media, demographic and litigation Jihads – they could reach their goals of an Islamic dominated world in a generation or so while the non-Muslim countries have their tunnel vision firmly focused on the most obvious jihad – terrorism, or the militant Jihad – and forgetting the more insidious and successful non-violent Jihads.

Europe is fast becoming Eurabia. The once multi-faith Far East is radicalizing. Iran is making inroads in South America by invitation of the buffoon Chavez - and the US is confused and dazed by the apologists and appeasers and the increasing onslaught of Islamism under the protection of political correctness and multiculturalism.

The Islamists could win without putting boots on the ground and forcibly imposing their ideology on the world. The question is - will Islam, out of impatience or over confidence, reach for the gun?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Duh !!

Let’s take this scenario. 

It’s World War Two. 

Britain creates a profile of a Nazi so security officials can identify them in Great Britain

These German extremists can be identified by: 

  • Their belief in a Master Race
  • Their call for the extermination of the Jews
  • The creation of a Greater Germania, a pan-German state encompassing many countries
  • They promote National Socialism and the Third Reich
  • They persecute homosexuals and reduce women to making babies for the Reich
  • They fail to condemn the killing of British soldiers in the war

Critics in the British government say that such profiling will further alienate the Anglo-German citizens from British society and should not be done. 

Crazy right? 

Then what about this?

The government is considering plans that would lead to thousands more British Muslims being branded as extremists,the Guardian has learned. The proposals are in a counterterrorism strategy which ministers and security officials are drawing up that is due to be unveiled next month.

According to a draft of the strategy, Contest 2 as it is known in Whitehall, people would be considered as extremists if:

• They advocate a caliphate, a pan-Islamic state encompassing many countries.

• They promote Sharia law.

• They believe in jihad, or armed resistance, anywhere in the world. This would include armed resistance by Palestinians against the Israeli military.

They argue that Islam bans homosexuality and that it is a sin against Allah.

• They fail to condemn the killing of British soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Some say the plans would see views held by most Muslims in Britain being classed by the government as extreme.


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Monday, February 16, 2009

Muslim Rage is Not New

Muslim rage has been around long before it hit the headlines after the Cold War. 23 years before the Iranian Revolution and 55 years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a section (pages 24-34) of the very first of the intelligence reviews published by the Military Intelligence Division of the U.S. War Department identified Islam as a threat to world stability. In fact here’s a little known view of Islam in 1946.

It would be interesting to know how many of the higher-ups in our intelligence agencies and Defense Department were even aware of this report when the hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvania ground. According to its authors, Islamic countries were “full of discontent and frustration” and were aware of their “inferiority.” These feelings manifested themselves in “killings and terrorism,” which were reported in “daily news accounts.” The analysts knew about the feud between the Sunnis and Shi’a. They also knew about Wahabism and the Muslim Brotherhood.

I won’t reproduce in its entirety the section of the report entitled “Islam: A Threat to World Peace”. You can read it all in the report. But here’s something from the last page.

Two basic urges meet head-on in this area, and conflict is inherent in this collision of interests. These urges reveal themselves in daily news accounts of killings and terrorism, of pressure groups in opposition, and of raw nationalism and naked expansionism masquerading as diplomatic maneuvers. The urges tie together the tangled threads of power politics which—snarled in the lap of the United Nations Assembly—lead back to the centers of Islamic pressure and to the capitals of the world’s biggest nations.

That last entry could be written today. 

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Taking the Jihad Temperature - A Gathering Storm Special Series – INFILTRATION Part 6

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 intimidationinfiltrationdisinformation 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. 

The good news is that we are noticing that the water is getting warmer. There is a glimmer of awareness here - a glimmer of hope there. But we have a long way to go. 

Here’s this week’s look back at the rising Jihad temperature of INFILTRATION !! And remember – this is just a sampling of Jihadist Infiltration. More to follow.


Storm Track Infiltration: The Campus Jihad

What seems like unconnected individual events to the main stream media, political leaders and general population are in fact a well planned strategy of multiple jihads by the Islamists.

I’ve written before of the different types of non-violent jihads that are being used against non-Muslim and moderate Muslim societies. These are all aspects of a global insurgency pursued by Islamist groups like CAIR and MAS in America and like the Muslim Council of Britain in England whose objective is the world wide implementation of Shariah law.

One such jihad is institutional jihad and one part of that jihad is the infiltration of colleges and universities whose goal is to spread Islamist propaganda. Independent Media Review Analysis sites examples.

The general tendency of Westerners is to view global jihad as a foreign policy issue. But today it is clear that it is also a domestic policy issue.


This is very true and the crux of our misunderstanding of the threat before us and the blindness of the main stream media and political leaders to the ‘moderate’ Islamic organizations like CAIR and other Islamist mouthpieces that continue to confuse and bamboozle us.

The Sunday Telegraph reported that a recently circulated British intelligence report warned: "The terrorist threat facing Britain from home-grown al-Qaida agents is higher than at any time since the September 11 attacks in 2001."

While it is true that in the US the danger of home-grown jihadists to national security is lower than it is in Britain, it is also true that there is a growing phenomenon of jihadist violence being perpetrated by Muslim men against American civilians in the name of jihad.


Like these:

  • Sulejman Talovic entered a shopping mall in Salt Lake City,
    murdered five and wounded four unsuspecting shoppers before being killed by
    an off-duty police officer.

  • Derrick Shareef, another Muslim male, was arrested in
    early December for plotting to carry out a similar attack at a shopping mall
    in Illinois just before Christmas.

  • Naveed Afzal Haq, who murdered one woman and wounded five during his shooting rampage at the Seattle Jewish Federation last July.

What is clear enough is that since this is the view that is informing policymakers, law enforcement officials and the media in handling a clear trend of jihadist murder, it requires serious empirical study. The obvious place for that research to take place is in the universities. Unfortunately, there can be little hope that universities in the US or in the West in general will devote any serious consideration to this most important sociological, psychological and national security trend. Far from being willing to study the most central issue of our times, universities are leading the charge in either ignoring it, or apologizing for it.

On February 15, the Iraqi Ambassador to the UN, Hamid Al Bayati, spoke at New York's Fordham University. During the course of his remarks, Bayati doubted the fact that the Holocaust had occurred.

The Dean's office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology co-sponsored an event on the Arab-Israel conflict called, "Foreign Policy and Social Justice: A Jewish View, a Muslim View." The man invited to provide the Jewish view was Dovid Weiss, a member of the crackpot Neturei Karta sect. Weiss rose to prominence when he traveled to Teheran last December to participate in Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial conference. While MIT and Fordham were hosting Holocaust deniers in the name of intellectual freedom, their fellow universities were hosting "Israel Apartheid Week."


And if you stood up and questioned those that were at the universities and colleges to offer a ‘diverse view’ for the education and pleasure of their students, this is what happens.

At an "Israel Apartheid Week" event at City University of New York, after watching a propaganda film, 19-year old Binyamin Rister rose and politely asked the ISM presenters if they supported terrorism. When he received no reply he politely repeated the question. Rather than wait for an answer, CUNY security guards dragged Rister from the room and then repeatedly banged his head against the wall of an elevator and threw him head first down the stairs. Rister's injuries from the assault by campus security required him to be evacuated by ambulance in a neck brace to the hospital.

In an almost identical case at Georgetown last year, Bill Maniaci a 65-year-old retired Jewish American police officer was brutalized by Georgetown security guards after he asked ISM spokesmen if they supported terrorism.


So much for 'diverse opinions' on today's campuses.

It seems quite obvious that those universities and colleges that have the responsibility of engaging this battle of ideas are fighting on the side of the enemy. I wonder how many seats of higher learning invited Goebbels, Goering, Speer, Himmler, Heydrich and Hess to speak at their institutions all in the name of ‘diverse opinion’.

Don’t these fools know that the one of the first things to be eliminated once the Islamists gain control of a society is the pursuit of unfeted knowledge and that their bastogne of higher learning will be have one and only one department of education – Islamic Studies?

Storm Track Infiltration: American Muslims Believe They Found A Way To Establish Shariah Law in the USA.

And while our attention is diverted by our clueless leaders and the apologists and appeasers of Islamism, this is what’s happening behind our backs. Issa Smith writes in the American Muslim that Native American courts can be used as a precedent for Islamic courts in the US.

Although the Muslim community in North America is vastly different from the Indian community, I feel that in developing a plan for the implementation of Muslim family law, we can in some ways imitate the paradigm of the tribal court system and its supporting network. In particular, I recommend that as a first step, supporting organizations dealing with Islamic family law be established immediately. A professional association of Muslims in the law field (of whatever specialty) is a must. A law school students’ support group should be formed, and Muslim youth should be encouraged to enter this field.

A second step would be to establish institutes in the U.S. which can supplement legal education with courses in Islamic family law. At the same time, pressure should be put on law schools to include courses in Shariah taught by Muslims.


Could they be any more blatant in their plans? It’s institutional jihad at its stealthiest.

An idea suggested in several quarters and being developed by the American Muslim Council, is the moot court where students and legal experts can act out Muslim family court scenarios.


Hey America? Anybody home! Look! Wake up! What will it take before we understand that these supposed moderate Muslim organizations in this country are in league with the Islamists and are using the non-violent tactics of institutional, cultural, media, financial, demographic, economic, litigation jihads? When are we going to do anything about these traitorous organizations?


The process of implementing Muslim family law will not be accomplished overnight.


How many times have we’ve been told that the Islamists are working on ‘Theocracy on the 100 years plan’?

Changes of their type take place very slowly in American society, and our community is far from being prepared for this task. I commend the continental council of Masajid for organizing this conference, and bringing together so many workers and thinkers. I pray to Allah the real decisions are made here that can be implemented by those ready to work. However, I strongly urge that consideration be given to political realities and the sensitivities of the American public.


Right. Let’s not get the dhimmis too upset. They might catch on to something.

Such a radical change in American law—allowing Muslims to take control over their family law issues - must be initiated from the indigenous Muslim community here in the United States.


Having Muslim politicians in office should go a long way in helping that come being. That was also one of the strategies of the Muslim Brotherhood Project and their 100 year plan.

 

To have it seem that this initiative is originating from overseas or from organizations financed overseas, would create a very negative impression that would likely destroy this effort.


Unbelievable, huh? There it is in black and white. Is CNN on this? Yeah, right.

Storm Track Infiltration: Germany’s Doppelganger – Muslims and Non-Muslims Living in a Parallel World

Jesus once answered a question from his followers that asked how a rich man might get into heaven. He responded, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” In the case of Europe today, the EU is socialist heaven, the camel are Muslims and the eye of the needle is Euro-Islam – the integration of Muslims into European society.

One of the many jihads - cultural jihad - continues. The end result has the multiculturalists twisting in the wind for some Muslim leaders in Germany are not buying it.

A leading German Muslim official on Wednesday lashed out at efforts to force the integration of Germany’s 3.5 million Muslims. "You can’t demand integration and it cannot be imposed by the state. The readiness for integration must come from within Muslims," said the Chairman of Annemarie Schimmel Forum Mohammad Aman H. Hobohm during his opening address to a conference titled ’Religion and Integration’ in Berlin.


But are they willing to integrate? Or are they creating a Parallel Muslin Universe?

According to Spiegel Magazine “Germany’s Muslim population is becoming more religious and more conservative. Islamic associations are fostering the trend, particularly through their work with the young — accelerating the drift towards a parallel Muslim society.”

It’s the silence that visitors notice first. No children’s laughter, no chatter, no pop music. A Protestant minister familiar with the noise level in children’s homes describes the atmosphere as “very spooky.” This Friday, at the end of Ramadan, it is especially hushed in the green house on Hochfeldstrasse in Duisburg, a city near Düsseldorf. Quietly, the boys remove their jackets from the cloakroom’s numbered hooks - many are heading home for the holiday. The blankets are meticulously folded in the dormitories. Toys and posters are nowhere to be seen.

Run by the Association of Islamic Cultural Centers, known by its German acronym VIKZ, the home houses 38 Muslim adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19. They attend state schools in the morning, but otherwise live and learn in the green house. They get help with their homework between 3 and 6 in the afternoon and eat supper at 7. The rest of the day, according to the timetable, they are free to do what they want. Their parents contribute 150 euros a month; the rest is financed by donations.

The residents are not typical of children raised in institutional settings who often come from dysfunctional backgrounds. Most of these boarders are growing up in intact family units. Officially they are here first and foremost to improve their performance at school. “The VIKZ homes improve their educational prospects,” says the organization’s legal counsel, Ersoy Sam, “and hence their prospects of leading successful lives in Germany.”

Nonetheless, German academics and youth experts have warned that this type of group is widening the gulf between Muslims and the rest of society.

Is the Muslim community entirely responsible for this widening gulf? Or are there other partners crime?

Disturbing as this trend may be, it cannot be pinned exclusively on Muslim groups. Under the guise of religious tolerance, German society stood blithely by as some parts of its Muslim communities began turning into parallel societies. For years, the country's courts have been excusing Muslim girls from coed swimming lessons and class outings - citing the most absurd reasons for their rulings.


What we have here is the end result of multiculturalism combined with dhimmitude - the fertilization of the soil for the seeds of a balkanized society.

A junior-high school teacher from North Rhine-Westphalia, whose school is in the catchment area of an unofficial VIKZ home, has been observing the situation for years. She witnessed how the pupils suddenly adopted "extremely anti-Semitic and anti-American attitudes." English was seen as the enemy's language. "Today, some of them refuse to speak it at all, even if it means failing their exams." They reject the theory of evolution in biology lessons, the age of the Earth as discussed in geography, and anything remotely satirical in their German classes, she said.

Today the impact of Islamist indoctrination is noticeable at almost all schools with a high proportion of Muslim pupils. Although a few courts have reevaluated their position in the meantime and ruled in favor of compulsory school attendance - as, for example, in Hamburg during 2005 - teachers are complaining that fewer and fewer Muslim pupils are taking part in swimming, sports in general, or school trips. In Hamburg, according to the teachers' association, this was true of almost half of Muslim girls in 2004.

Germans lives in a Doppelganger world and like other EU countries, are struggling with their growing Muslim population and their cultural demands. Hobohm made clear that the so-called concept of ’Euro Islam’ was ’not accepted by the majority of Muslims’ in Germany.

In another regional case, the judges had to decide whether a class excursion was mandatory for a Muslim girl. In their ruling of 2002, they parroted the language of a fatwa issued two years previously. The former chairman of the Islamic Religious Community in Hesse had stipulated that a Muslim woman not accompanied by a mahram, a male blood relative, must not stray more than 50 miles from her home - because this is the distance a caravan of camels can travel in 24 hours.

Camels are something of an anomaly on the German autobahn these days. Sympathetic judges nonetheless recommended sending the 15-year-old brother along as a mahram. Given her fear of losing her headscarf or violating other religious laws, the schoolgirl's condition, they argued, was comparable to that of a "partially mentally handicapped person." She therefore needed somebody to accompany her; otherwise, she should not be forced to take part in the trip, they reasoned.

The EU and Germany is having hard time passing this camel through their multicultural needle.

Storm Track Infiltration: The Silent Jihad - America's Islamist Threat

In his book America Alone, Mark Steyn writes, "Meanwhile, we fight the symptoms--the terror plots--but not the cause: the ideology. The self-imposed constraints of this war--legalistic, multilateral, politically correct--are clearer every day."

You might think that this ideology, established and advanced by the Muslim Brotherhood has its roots of support in Islamic countries where Mohammed is worshiped, the Koran is followed and Shariah is the law of the land.

Not so. Joe Kaufman explains this in FrontPage Magazine.

State-run regimes have, time and time again, taken extreme measures against the Iquan. These measures include imprisonment, expulsion, execution, and in the case of the Syrian Hama massacre of 1982, mass murder. Life at home for Brothers has never been that brotherly. For this reason, many chose to temporarily forego the quest for regional domination, in hopes of finding acceptance elsewhere.


The most favorable breeding ground for the ideology of Islamism is Europe and America.

Europe and North America, while being the ideological opposite of Islam, were ironically the perfect match for the Brothers, as these continents offered Islamists something they did not have in their native lands – freedom of religion.


The North American infiltration by the Brotherhood has a long history.

Within North America, Brotherhood organizations began to sprout. The same year the newly formed Baathist regime of Syria outlawed the Ikhwan, leaders of the Brotherhood found a new dwelling place in the state of Illinois. In January of 1963, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) was born. Today, MSA chapters number in the hundreds.

Out of the MSA came the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), two large umbrella organizations for radical mosques and Islamic centers throughout the U.S. and Canada – the latter being created to emulate Jamaat-e-Islami, the Brotherhood of Pakistan. As well, from the MSA came the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), the first ever Muslim financial trust (waqf) company, that holds the titles for the radical mosques and North American children’s schools. These organizations form the basis for a physical American Islamist infrastructure.

Other groups, like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the American Muslim Alliance (AMA), the American Muslim Council (AMC), and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) attempt to attach themselves to politicians and law enforcement personnel. Educational facilities, such as the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), and book companies, like Amana Publications, provide Islamist propaganda to the masses. And charities, such as Islamic Relief (IR) and Life for Relief and Development (LIFE) actively raise money through much of the above for Islamist causes overseas.


These groups, following the Theocracy on the 100 years plan, “work in tandem with one another to make sure goals are achieved, and all are charged to protect one another from harm – even if the wrongdoing is beyond reprehensible.

What is the Brotherhood doctrine with regard to America?

It was spelled out in a book entitled Milestones, authored by Ikhwan leader Sayyid Qutb. In it, he writes, “Even the Western world realizes that Western civilization is unable to present any healthy values for the guidance of mankind… It is essential for mankind to have a new leadership… Islam is the only system which possesses these values and this way of life.” Or as Omar Ahmad, former National Chairman of CAIR, put it, “Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”


Those adherents of the Muslim Brotherhood that are in America have a religious-based political mission and their goal is the
asphyxiation of our Judeo-Christian culture and its ideals.

Storm Track Infiltration: A Way to Profile Domestic Jihad Terrorists

Two professors at the University of Granada has written an academic analysis of "External Signs of Radicalization and Jihadist Militancy".

But first consider this opinion piece by Larry Pratt on SJS – Sudden Jihad Syndrome.

The following list is offered to show that SJS is a reality, and that rational Americans should be prepared to deliver the most effective known antidote – a bullet administered at the first sign of an outbreak of SJS.

  • March 1994 – Rashid Baz, a Muslim from Lebanon, opened fire on a van containing members of the Lubavitch Hassids in Brooklyn. One was killed.
  • February 1997 – Palestinian-born Ali Abu Kamal opened fire on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, killing a tourist and injuring six other people before committing suicide. His daughter, Linda Kamal, said in 2007 that the family is tired of lying and admitted that a letter had been found on her father's body explaining his Muslim hatred for Israel and America.
  • July 2002 – Egyptian-born Hesham Mohammed Hadayet walked into the Israeli Airlines El Al terminal at the Los Angeles airport and began shooting Jews. He killed two and injured another four. He was known to sympathize with al Qaeda.
  • September 2002 – Patrick Gott killed one and wounded another in the New Orleans airport. He had entered the terminal with a shotgun and his Koran.
  • October 2002 – John Mohammed and Lee Malvo killed 13 people in the Washington, DC area. Both were converts to Islam and had attended a jihad training camp in southwestern Virginia.
  • August 2003 – Mohammed Ali Alayed almost totally decapitated his erstwhile Jewish friend, Ariel Sellouk, following Alayed’s getting serious about his Islamic faith. He went to a mosque after killing Sellouk.
  • October 2005 – Joel Henry Hinrichs III, a convert to Islam, was an engineering student at Oklahoma University. His student career ended when a bomb he had strapped on himself went off prematurely outside a crowed stadium, killing only himself. Police subsequently cleared explosives from the apartment that Hinrichs had shared with Muslim students from Pakistan.
  • April 2006 – Muslim Ayhan Surucu was so angry when his sister started to wear make-up and date men in Berlin, Germany, that he put a gun to her head at a bus stop and killed her. Boys at a nearby school, attended mainly by the children of immigrant Muslim families, cheered and applauded when news of the murder reached them.
  • May 2006 – Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student, rented an SUV and drove it through a crowded part of the campus-- intentionally trying to hit people and wounding nine. In a series of letters to the student newspaper, he explained that he acted in obedience to Koranic dictates.
  • June 2006 – Michael Ford, a Muslim convert, walked into work at a Safeway warehouse in Denver and opened fire on his coworkers, killing one and injuring five. Relatives explained that he was being teased at work because he’s a Muslim and he could not take it anymore.
  • July 2006 – Naveed Alzal Haq, a Pakistani, walked into the Jewish Federation Center in downtown Seattle and shot six women-- killing one, and wounding five( one of whom was pregnant). He stated matter-of-factly: "I am a Muslim American angry at Israel."
  • August 2006 – Omeed Aziz Popal, a Muslim Afghan refugee, used his SUV as a weapon and ran down at least 14 people and a bicyclist in the San Francisco Bay area. He was targeting Jewish neighborhoods to terrorize.
  • January 2007 – A 22-year-old Muslim, Ismail Yassin Mohamed, stole a car in Minneapolis and rammed it into other cars before stealing a van and doing the same, injuring several drivers and pedestrians at crosswalks and on sidewalks before police caught up with him. Mohamed called himself a "terrorist."
  • February 2007 – Ibrihim Ahmed, a Nashville cab driver and Muslim, was enraged that two passengers did not agree with him about Islam. When they got out of the cab, he tried to run them down, striking one in a parking lot.
  • February 2007 – Sulejman Talovic, a Bosnian Muslim immigrant, went to a Salt Lake City mosque on a Friday night. Then he went to one of only two malls in the state which prohibits civilian carrying of concealed weapons. He killed five before an off-duty cop (not subject to ban) used a concealed firearm stopped his murder spree.

Cornell University did a study estimating that there are seven million Muslims in the U.S. If even a single percent of that population is motivated to go kill a few infidels for Allah, the country would be facing 70,000 murderers on the loose.


Is there a way to identify these followers of Mohammed? Javier Jordán & Fernando M. Mañas of the University of Granada think so. “It seems like pretty common-sensical stuff”, the Jawa Report states, “but most of it falls into the category of "profiling", and therefore the politically correct amongst us will cry foul.

It should be noted that most of these "signs" would be better understood as "changes". For example, a young Muslim male who seemed assimilated but then suddenly began to change his appearance and behavior. Also, none of these "changes" would be a definitive indicator of impending jihad. Like all "profiling", they are simple shortcuts to help put likely suspects on the radar screen. A much more careful look at an individual would be needed before one could conclude that they were a threat.


Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

Physical Appearances:

*Growing of the beard--at times shaving only the moustache
*Cutting the hair very close to the head
*Very short fingernails
*Traditional Islamic dress like turban, hat, or jelaba--wide pants
*Pants don't reach to feet, or pinning of the pants up.
*Refusing to wear shorts, even for sports
*Small callous on forehead (sign of devotion)
*Sudden weight loss

*MOST DANGEROUS: After a considerable length of "devoutness" in appearance, a sudden switch to Western style dress and look.

Behavioral Changes:

*Scrupulous attention to that which is permitted (halal) and that which is forbidden (harem)
--often accompanied by frequent inquiries to religious leaders on what is permitted
*Tensions with family over new-found religious purity
*Withdrawal and social polarization, especially from the non-believer (kafir)
*Increase use of religious rhetoric when speaking of political events
--often using Quranic quotes, and especially telling would be frequent quotes from the hadiths and sunna (sayings of the Prophet and stories of his life)
*Selective exposure to media
--especially visits to Islamist websites and forums
*Interest in early years of Islam
*Increasingly aggressive nature

In addition to these individual behaviors, the paper also recognizes that certain group behaviors might also indicate impending acts of terrorism.

Storm Track Infiltration: Muslim Clerics Urge Tax Cheating

The Islamists are pressing hard with their plan to dominate Australia. As Australians resist their dhimmitude, Islamist Muslim clerics are creating new ways to abuse the non-Muslim society they inhabit.

Hardline Muslim clerics are encouraging their followers to cheat the tax system because they consider paying income tax contrary to Islamic law. Muslim leaders have warned that fundamentalist imams who put sharia law ahead of Australian law are also condoning welfare fraud and the cash economy as tax-evasion methods.

Sydney-based Islamic leader Fadi Rahman told The Australian that the extremist clerics who were preaching messages against paying income taxes were also staunchly opposed to Western ideologies, including the Australian way of life. He said he had heard hardline clerics at Friday sermons in Sydney highlight the importance of cheating the tax system.

More attempts at installing Shariah law in the western world.

“I mean, just like how you’ve got clerics (with) extreme views who are telling the Muslims in the Western world to declare war against the very country that they live in and the very country that is paying for their day-to-day life, you’ll find that these are the clerics who are telling them to dodge the tax system,” said Mr Rahman, a youth leader and the president of the Independent Centre for Research Australia.

“Tax, itself, is not allowed in Islam. So they (clerics) encourage them that if there’s any way that you can dodge paying the tax, then you should do it.” It is understood that the clerics pushing for tax evasion espoused a fundamentalist form of Islam called Wahabbism.

I wonder if the Australian equivalent of the IRS is on to this cleric. And I hope any Muslim who cheats on their taxes gets what they deserve. Then again, perhaps it should be encouraged. That’s how the Feds got Al Capone.

If we’re not allowed to criticize their ideology, then go after them with the tax laws.

Storm Track Infiltration: Europe Has Had Enough – The Growing Resistance to Islamification

The sleeper awakes? There just may be a fast growing resistance to the Islamification of Europe.

Finally, the people will have a chance to air their grievances against the Islamification of Europe. The SOIE, ‘Stop Islamification of Europe’, demonstration will occur outside the European Parliament in Brussels on September 11th 2007. Hat tip to Veronica.

And this is no small group of protestors. The organizers of the demonstration are:

  • SIAD (Denmark)
  • No Sharia Here (England)
  • Akte-islam in Germany who organizes the German participation

Stop Islamification Of Europe (SIOE) is an alliance of people across Europe with the single aim of preventing Islam becoming a dominant political force in Europe. It originated with the joining of Stop Islamseringen Af Danmark (SIAD) a political party dedicated to stopping the Islamification in Denmark with a loose association of people in England whose rallying cry “No Sharia Here” who want to maintain English law and stop the creeping growth of sharia law in England. SIOE is growing in Europe with the amalgamation of similarly minded groups.


The aims of SOIE:

  • SIOE exists to legally combat the overt and covert expansion of Islam in Europe.
  • SIOE condemns racism as the lowest form of human stupidity, but considers Islamophobia to be the height of common sense.
  • SIOE states that Islam and democracy are incompatible due to teachings within the Koran itself and some of the hadiths which comprise sharia law.

If you’re in Europe on 9-11-07, join the call.

If you choose not to, then think of this.

Lost in the random individual news items and blog posts of the appeasers of Islam we forget just how pervasive the appeasement is. Daniel Pipes keeps a record of these appeasement activities and the advancement of non-violent political Islam at the Middle East Forum.

Seeing the advancement of the Islamist agenda through lawful Islam brings the threat home like no other. Here is just a sampling of such steps taken by non-Muslims to accommodate Islamists.

  • Sell land at discount prices for building mosques or other Islamic institutions.
  • Ban Hindus and Jews from a jury hearing a criminal case against an Islamist in Great Britain.
  • Allow a prisoner the unheard-of right to avoid strip-searches in New York State.
  • Let students in public (i.e., taxpayer-funded) schools use empty classrooms for prayers in New Jersey.
  • Permit public schools and public airwaves to be used to convert non-Muslims.
  • Recognize polygamous marriages for tax purposes in the United Kingdom.
  • Set aside women only bathing at a municipal swimming pool in France or use taxpayer funds for Muslim women only swimming times in Washington State.
  • Arrange for women-only classes at a taxpayer-supported university.
  • Blame women for being the victims of rape by Muslim men in Norway.
  • Develop a special hijab for female Muslim employees of a leading home furnishing company, sporting the corporate logo.
  • Ban the use of piggybanks—the symbol of frugality—in their advertising by two major British banks.
  • Establish panels, councils, or advisory boards uniquely for Muslims.
  • Authorize Muslim-only neighborhoods or events.
  • Apply the "Rushdie rules" – accepting Islamist intimidation and silencing critics of Islam.
  • Punish anti-Islamic views through the application of criminal charges, as has occurred to critics of Islam in Australia and Canada.
  • Prohibit families from sending pork or pork by-products or "Any matter containing religious materials contrary to Islamic faith" to U.S. military personnel serving in the Middle East.
  • Require that female American soldiers in Saudi Arabia wear U.S. government-issued abayas.

Then there are these recent developments of appeasement.

  • In Italy, the coastal town of Riccione reveals plans to create a women-only section of its famous beach.
  • In the Netherlands, plans are announced to build a Muslim hospital in Rotterdam. Staff will not have to be Muslim but must respect Muslim traditions, and medical personnel will treat only their own sex.
  • In Britain, Lancashire hospitals have begun a pilot program to allow female Muslim patients to wear a burqa-style head-to-toe hospital gown. The change happened without much fuss, but in France a far more tense argument is under way.
  • Should gynaecologists provide (sometimes false) certificates of virginity - and even repair broken hymens - for Muslim women about to marry? The French National College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians opposes these "humiliating" and "macho" practices. But Le Monde reports that faced with the distress of young women - and worried the women could face shame, the refusal of marriage and even violence - many doctors are reluctantly and quietly acceding to such requests.
  • At the same time, the college reports a growing number of cases of verbal and sometimes physical attacks on its male members who treat female Muslims.

We must recognize that appeasement is not correct response to the tactics of political Islam and must resist it wherever it is found. To quote Dean Acheson:

“No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.”

Those are examples of the rising Jihad temperature of for this week. When seen in groups like this, the slow boil becomes obvious.

Next week another look back at the rising Jihad temperature of Islamist DISINFORMATION!!

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