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Some perspective and statistics

Reader comment on item: War against Radical Islamists

Submitted by TC (United States), Nov 25, 2008 at 11:35

As much as I admire Mr. Colin Powell, former Airborne Ranger, combat
veteran, four star General and later Secretary of State, I have to
disagree with his assertion that any Muslim can be a good American
based on Karim Rashad Sultan Khan's bravery; however, I believe this
brave American soldier was unfortunately, the exception to the rule. Why?
Let's look at this from a religious perspective and from a statistical
perspective. From a religious perspective there is this e-mail that was
addressed to me:

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Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking
out about any atrocities. Can a good Muslim be a good American? This
question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20
years. The following is his reply:

Theologically - no. .. . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon
God of Arabia .

Religiously - no. . . Because no other religion is accepted by His
Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)

Scripturally - no. .. . Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars
of Islam and the Quran.

Geographically - no .. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he
turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially - no. . . Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make
friends with Christians or Jews.

Politically - no. . .. Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual
leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America,
the great Satan.

Domestically - no. .. . Because he is instructed to marry four Women
and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)

Intellectually - no. . Because he cannot accept the American
Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes
the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically - no. . . . Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does
not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam
cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or

Spiritually - no. . .. Because when we declare 'one nation under God,'
the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred
to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99
excellent names.

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Suffice it to say, the individual that worked for 20 years in Saudi
Arabia does not believe that truly dedicated Muslims can be good

What about viewing Islam statistically? That gives a better
understanding as to where most American's concerns are
probably coming from.

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Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In it's fullest form, it is
a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military
components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to
agitate for their religious privileges.

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies
agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the
other components tend to creep in as well.

Here's how it works. As long as the Muslim population remains around or
under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be
regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other
citizens. This is the case in:

United States -- Muslim 0.6%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1.8%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and
disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and
among street gangs. This is happening in:

Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to
their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the
introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby
securing food preparation jobs for Muslims.
They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on
their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply.

This is occurring in:

France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- Muslim 5%
Sweden -- Muslim 5%
Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow
them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the
Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia Law
over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase
lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris,
we are already seeing car-burnings.

Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and
threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons
and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, Musliparticularly
in Muslim sections, in:

Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India -- Muslim 13.4%
Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad
militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian
churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror,
attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7.

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers
all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic
cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax
placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some state-run
ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out
the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced
and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of
Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is Muslim,
the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word,
such as in:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the
most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their
blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

'Before I was nine, I had learned the basic canon of Arab Life. It was
me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family
against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe
against the world, and all of us against the infidel." --Leon Uris,
'The Haj'

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under
100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim
populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and
within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even
enter these ghettos. There are no national courts nor schools nor
non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not
integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrases.
They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime
punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations,
Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national
average would indicate.

Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But
their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus,
Buddhists, and Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50%
of the world's population by the end of this century.

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam:
The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

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Given these statistics, it is understandable why many non-Muslims are

It may be possible that it is only a small percentage of fanatics
that are causing the most problems just like the majority of violent
crime tends to come from roughly the same 7% of violent repeat
offenders. However, until the rest of the Muslim community stops their
financial, political and religious support of the fanatics in the most
public manner possible, we will never know if the the non-Muslim
world can peacefully co-exist with the Muslim world.


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