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Loyalty to the Muslim umma trumps all else

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Submitted by Jean-Jacques Furet (United States), Mar 26, 2003 at 13:29

In Islam, loyalty to the umma, the community of Believers, trumps all other loyalties -- indeed, no other loyalties are allowed. The failure of the American army to understand this was both understandable, given the great fear demonstrated everywhere of offending Islam, and the government's refusal to articulate the matter with clarity. Perhaps that could be excused, as long as one wished for certain base rights in, for example, Turkey and Qatar, but intellectual confusion is now too great, too helpful to those pursuing the world-wide Jihad (from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Kashmir, all the way to Washington and New York), to continue any longer.

Those few Muslims -- Kemalist Turks, some Sufis, Ahmadiyas in Pakistan -- who do not share the Jihadist sentiments, are virtually the only ones exempt from suspicion. We are not required to commit suicide; migration to the lands of the Infidels is, along with major weaponry (and not just "weapons of mass destruction" but also such arms as Stinger missiles), the most threatening instrument of Jihad, and must be stopped. Through demography, and conversion from within, it is clear, Believers hope eventually to take over the Infidel lands. They have already, in a sense, seized control of French foreign policy; they are attacking the laic state and the Republic in France; in Italy Muslims press for frescoes to be taken down, and the teaching of Dante to be stopped in the schools. It is the same, the same kind of demands, the same kind of attacks on the local Inifdels, in Denmark, in Norway, in England, in Germany.

This has to be made known, and understood in the context of Islamic ideology. The non-Islamic population of the world, some 85% of the total, needs to be made aware, through information and propaganda, possibly funded by the greatest remaining Infidel power, as yet unbowed -- the United States, of what Islamic teachings are. Iraq at the moment is a matter of taking away weaponry. But the migration of Islamists (which must be stopped, or discouraged in every way), and the weapons bought by other Muslim powers, are the major problem. If other Infidel states do not realize this, and think that "compromise" will win Muslims over, they are dead wrong. Islamic triumphalism can only be stopped by a clear, and consistent pattern of total defeat.

Meanwhile, inform yourself, inform others, of what they need to read, to know: books, articles, in short, all that undercuts the massive Islamist effort at disinformation. Ibn Warraq's Why I Am Not a Muslim is a good place to begin. It should be distributed, for free, all over the capitals and major cities of the West.
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