“Hugh having read this its clear you are mentally ill. You believe every Muslim follows Islam, preaches Islam and wants to take over the UK by jihad.” — from a curious comment by a Muslim apologist, “istanbulnotconstantinople,” at Jihad Watch recently.
I’ll leave it to others to decide if I am mentally ill. Were I to be considered such, I would note that I, as a once-perfectly sane Infidel, have had to spend a lot of time, far too much time, on the Belief-System of Islam and all of its permutations and combinations of craziness.
The apologist makes the charge that I am “mentally ill” because, you see, I “believe every Muslim follows Islam” and “preaches Islam.” Really? Would that be a crazy thing to think? Or, put otherwise, would it be silly to assume, or to make policies based on the reasonable assumption, that those who continue to call themselves Muslims should be held to “follow Islam”? And to “preach Islam”?
And furthermore, this “istanbulnotconstantinople” apologist further charges me with what in his view is clearly a sign of my being “mentally ill,” for he claims that I assume that all Muslims wish “to take over the UK by jihad.” But in writing that, he misstates, for he knows that the word “jihad” as used by me means simply the “struggle” to “remove all obstacles to the spread, and dominance, of Islam.” And that can be achieved by combat, or qitaal, and that, traditionally, was the way that Islam spread — through armed conquest. And since Muslims have shown, or a great many have shown, that they do not regard as acts of terrorism many things which we non-Muslims do see as such, but rather see them as new ways of conducting combat in “unequal situations” (yes, how unfair of the Infidels to have been able to produce and manufacture all those tanks and planes that not a single Muslim state has yet been able to produce, despite the oil-rich Muslim states having received more than ten trillion dollars since 1973 alone), those acts of terrorism, whether carried out or foiled, do distract Infidels from concentrating on the larger question of the other instruments of Jihad, that are more dangerous and more effective, and have to be opposed.
Da’wa should not be freely conducted, not in prisons, not outside of prisons. Saudi and other rich Arabs should not be allowed to spend tens of billions of dollars on mosques and madrasas, on buying up existing, or founding new, academic centers or departments or individual professors engaged in “teaching about Islam” or about the Middle East. Armies of Western hirelings — including those ex-diplomats and former intelligence agents who have behaved so traitorously, should be exposed, and held up for attack and ridicule in the press and in Parliamentary or Congressional committee hearings. This should happen so that they, and others who might be tempted in the future to become paid agents of Islam and of the rich Arabs, will have to think twice about doing so.
Do I think that every single Muslim “follows Islam”? No, but we Infidels are entitled to assume, and to act on the assumption, that anyone who continues, knowing what the texts and tenets of Islam are and remain, and knowing that we Infidels now know, or are coming to know, to identify himself as a Muslim can be held to “follow Islam.”
And if they “follow Islam,” then, because the Total Belief-System of Islam makes so many demands, and requires that its followers clearly distinguish, or divide the world between, Believers and Infidels, and are to work, however they can, to push back the boundaries of Dar al-Islam, it would be naive to assume that Muslims, that those who “follow Islam” or can be held to “follow Islam,” would not wish to “preach Islam.” And furthermore, it would be reasonable to assume that they would wish to engage in the “struggle” to remove all barriers to the spread and dominance of Islam — which is to say, to participate in Jihad.
If one’s writing or arguing or acting on the argument that those who identify themselves as “Muslims” should be assumed to believe in Islam makes one “mentally ill,” then among those “mentally ill” are at least a billion Muslims.
Is “istanbulnotconstantinople” among them? Or would he care to tell us in what way someone who calls himself a Muslim, but neither “follows Islam” nor “preaches Islam” is, nonetheless, a Muslim? And how does that “Muslim” who does not “follow Islam” differ from those who are really unwilling-to-admit-they”re-apostate Muslims, one of those Muslims-for-identification-purposes-only Muslims, the ones who are not Muslims at all, in the sense of believing in Islam, but who cling to it for other reasons — out of filial piety, or some dreamy belief that they have to have an “identity” and that “identity” must surely be connected to Islam, which is not the same thing as being a Believer.