A Muslim poster at Jihad Watch recently gave us all this invitation: “Open your eyes and ask God to open your heart to the truth. Don’t speak when you have no knowledge of what goes on in Muslim communities in America.”
“No knowledge of what goes on in Muslim communities”?
Infidels can attend those absurd Open Houses, or Outreach Nights at the Mosque, or those Muslim-Christian and Muslim-Jewish “Dialogues.” (Why are there no Muslim-Hindu Dialogues, some may wonder, but they needn’t — too many Hindus have had too much immediate experience with Muslims, know too much about Islam).
Many of these Outreach Nights center around Ramadan. Ramadan is, of course, the least offensive of Muslim observances, and the one that can most easily be likened to the dietary regimes of others — the observance of Lent among older (and some younger) Catholics, the avoidance of pork among orthodox Jews. It is heavily emphasized, therefore, by Muslim propagandists, apologists at mosque open houses and “interfaith dialogues” — while the real things we worry about are ignored or minimized: the things that lead to mass murders in Beslan or Madrid or New York or Washington or Luxor, and assassinations in Amsterdam, and how those murders are prompted by canonical texts of Islam, by certain teachings that are not those of a “handful of extremists” nor of “Wahhabis” or of those who are “poverty stricken.” Whoever is behind this has to be queried, and stopped, by people better informed — who understand exactly what use Ramadan is put to in order to present, at first, a smiling and plausible image to beguile unwary Infidels. There is no reason to collaborate in propaganda which may seem, to some, so inoffensive but is not. Not at all.
While there will always be the terminally innocent, the kind who think that the best way to “find out about Islam” is to listen to what some Muslim spokesman or group attempts to convince them Islam is all about, in direct contradiction of the texts of Qur’an and Hadith, and of the entire history of Jihad-conquest and subjugation of Infidels, there are, every day, fewer and fewer people willing to tolerate the nonsense and transparent lies — whether these lies appear at some phony “Dialogue” or at some “Mosque Outreach” program designed to divert attention from some Muslim outrage.
Infidels can consult with those who have left Islam — the “defectors” from Islam who include such people as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ibn Warraq, Ali Sina, Wafa Sultan, and many others.
Infidels can read the Qur’an, the Hadith, and Sina, and the appropriate tafsirs, and other explanatory material.
Infidels can visit those “Mr. Fatwa” sites and read, and be horrified by, both the questions that are asked and the answers they receive. The questions demonstrate a Muslim need for absolute guidance on every single question, and an absolute willingness to be guided by The Answer supplied, by an Al-Qaradawi here, or a Shamim Siddiqi — author of a fascinating Manual on How To Conduct Dawah — there.
Infidels can do all these things. And they can engage Muslims in conversation, or see how they present Islam in public, and try to square that with the day’s or week’s or year’s news. They can then begin to make sense of all this — finally, despite the Bush Administration’s colossal innocence and foolishness in Iraq, attempting to bring Democracy and toys and good things to eat to the Muslim children on the other side of the mountain (I think I can, I think I can), the children whose parents are Bush’s “ordinary moms and dads” whom, we are told, want just what we want.
Oh no they don’t.
Tawhid wal Jihad was not very long ago a Sunni group in Iraq, affiliated with the late Zarqawi and involved in his hostage-taking. The title Tawhid and Jihad is very useful: Monotheism and Jihad. The next time you happen to attend one of those Open Houses offered by a smiling imam, and the handful of congregants willing to show up, as Potemkin worshippers, to endure having to welcome some awful Infidel visitors, in order to present an evening of taqiyya/kitman (and at the end of the evening, a very tasty Pakistani buffet, with chicken and rice, is waiting in the next room) — well, when the routine goes into the “we are all Abrahamic faiths, we are all share a belief in Monotheism” someone must really interject: Yes, Tawhid. But in Islam’s case, Tawhid and Jihad. And that is the problem.”
The general consternation, head-turning and so forth, will be most salutary.