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Kattey don't bother

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Submitted by Homefront (Australia), Oct 22, 2007 at 21:32

Kattey,

You retain the integrity that the relativists of the west have abandoned in recent history. Archaeology is the pursuit of truth - Islam is the pursuit of an ideology that sustains itself through lies. You remind me of a preeminent Archaeologist who traveled to Iran to review some ancient ruins that had been found there. They would be either pagan or Zorostrian in character - but the muslims of Iran have their own views on the issue of history. According to the unhold prophet all people historically were originally muslims and therefore if they join the faith they are not converts but reverts. Mark Steyn engages in alot of word mischief with this term.

This renders the Islamic faith incompatible with anything to do with the pursuit of truth in archaeology as the assertion that Mohammedans existed before 600-700 AD is a complete load of rubbish. Returning to the issue of the aforementioned archaeologist she should not waste her time with Iranians - they would ignore her to the extent that it suits them and twist her evidence to legitimise their hold over the country. According to them Islam was first, always was, always will be and will be last as well.

Contrast this with Christianity which always acknowledges its forbears to one extent or another. We acknowledge that Judaism and Zorostrianism came first and more recently there might even be room to acknowledge Jesus was influence profoundly by bhuddism.

Islam's view of history is meant to deliberately disenfranchise nonmuslim rivals and legitimise aggressive expansion. It cannot be an invasion if all territory was part of Dar al Islam originally. All muslim conquerers then become heroic reconquerers rather than remorseless aggressors. In Jane Ahlam Scully's great work of underpublicised fiction "The Hatred of Angels" the Grand Mufti of Paris (renamed "The city of 1001 mosques") states that the Parthenon in Greece was originally the greatest mosque of western Europe rather than a pagan temple. This is held as the irrefutable truth in Islamic Europe around circa 2130 AD. If Islam continues to expand then we can all look forward to such fictions becoming a part of the curricular in highschools throughout the west. Check out a summary of Jane's novel at: http://www.6thcolumnagainstjihad.com/HatredOfTheAngels.htm

The politicisation of history in the west (usually to denigrade european colonists and lionise native peoples) has meant that Islamic fictions such as the aforementioned are less and less atypical of the discipline of history within our own countries and consequentially Islamist extremists are more and more at home.

Homefront.

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