This is how Leftists and Islamic supremacists in the West always deal with information they don’t want people to know: they heap scorn upon it, hoping that their derision and ridicule will cause people not to notice that the object of the ridicule is actually a serious and accurate analysis.
Khaled Diab treats the idea of jihadis coming into Europe among the refugees as a big joke, hoping that his readers will dismiss it accordingly. In reality, what is happening in Europe is deadly serious, with consequences that will be felt for generations to come. The idea of a hijrah into Europe is not some “Islamophobic” fantasy. Before too long that will be patently obvious to everyone. But by then it will probably be too late.
Here are some more statements about the “secret Islamist plot to take over Europe” for Khaled Diab to laugh at: Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad himself once said: “Have no doubt… Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.” Sheik Ali Al-Faqir, former Jordanian minister of religious endowment, said this on Al-Aqsa TV on May 2, 2008: “We proclaim that we will conquer Rome, like Constantinople was conquered once…” Hamas MP and Islamic cleric Yunis Al-Astal said this, also on Al-Aqsa TV, on April 11, 2008: “Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our Prophet Muhammad. Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam — this capital of theirs will be an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe.”
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most prominent and renowned imam in the world, in writing about “signs of the victory of Islam,” referred to a hadith: “The Prophet Muhammad was asked: ‘What city will be conquered first, Constantinople or Romiyya?’ He answered: ‘The city of Hirqil [i.e. the Byzantine emperor Heraclius] will be conquered first’ – that is, Constantinople”¦ Romiyya is the city called today ‘Rome,’ the capital of Italy. The city of Hirqil [that is, Constantinople] was conquered by the young 23-year-old Ottoman Muhammad bin Morad, known in history as Muhammad the Conqueror, in 1453. The other city, Romiyya, remains, and we hope and believe [that it too will be conquered]. This means that Islam will return to Europe as a conqueror and victor, after being expelled from it twice – once from the South, from Andalusia, and a second time from the East, when it knocked several times on the door of Athens.”
The Islamic State issued this threat in September 2014: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah.” And just two weeks ago at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad Ayed said this about the refugee influx into Europe: “We will breed children with them, because we shall conquer their countries – whether you like it or not, oh Germans, oh Americans, oh French, oh Italians, and all those like you. Take the refugees! We shall soon collect them in the name of the coming Caliphate. We will say to you: These are our sons. Send them, or we will send our armies to you.”
Haw haw! Those stupid Islamophobes!
“The ‘Secret Islamist Plot’ to Take Over Europe,” by Khaled Diab, Haaretz, September 23, 2015:
We’ve all been fooled. We’ve been duped into believing that the millions of refugees streaming out of Syria were the result of the country’s civil war and the state’s collapse into anarchy. In reality, they are foot soldiers cunningly disguised as distressed civilians, ordinary men, women and children. Their mission? Armed with the deadliest weapon known to man, the demographic time-bomb, they are mounting the (re)conquest of Europe and the Western world for Islam.
“(Re)conquest of Europe”? When was Europe ever Muslim? It’s one of the crazy things “ultra-conservatives” supposedly say, you see:
That’s what the ultra-conservatives are trying to sell us.
“The entire continent of Europe is being inundated with refugees at a rate unprecedented in world history,” wrote pundit Robert Spencer, whose history reference material must be very different to those available to me. “This is no longer just a ‘refugee crisis.’ This is a hijrah.”
“Robert Spencer, whose history reference material must be very different to those available to me.” Really? Can Khaled Diab then cite some time in history when Europe was inundated with non-European refugees at a greater rate than is happening now? Why, of course not. His ridicule suffices to carry his point. For the Left, that is always good enough.
Now, if you’re an Arabic speaker, like myself, this thunderous warning may have you rubbing your chin in confusion. Hijrah? Migration? “Well, yes, of course, it is migration,” you may think. “But I prefer not to call them ‘migrants’. It’s more accurate to say, ‘refugees’.”
But, no, no, no, Arabic speaker, learn your language properly. Hijrah means “jihad by emigration.”
Of course, I never claimed that hijrah meant “jihad by emigration” in Arabic. I was referring to the meaning of the concept: to emigrate to a new land to bring Islam to it.
Now forget it if your dictionary does not include this definition, Robert Spencer knows better than any stuffy reference work. In his esteemed view, “jihad by emigration” dates back to the very dawn of Islam, when Mohammed fled with his tiny band of followers from Mecca to Yathrib (later renamed Medina).
I was confused by how a religious minority fleeing persecution and threats to their lives (i.e. refugees) constitutes a form of “jihad.” My understanding of jihad is that it involves charging toward your enemy, not away from them.
Perhaps Diab needs to read up on Muhammad’s hijrah to Medina. In Medina, he became for the first time a political and military leader. Diab tells you that Yathrib was renamed Medina, but he doesn’t tell you that Medina is short for Medinat Nabi, City of the Prophet: a renaming that signifies how the place was Islamized. The refugee band led by Muhammad accepted the conversion to Islam of the pagans of Yathrib, and of the three Jewish tribes of Yathrib, Muhammad ultimately exiled two of them and massacred the third.
But, of course, I would say that. I am, after all, a “Muslim” – even if I profess to be an atheist – and we Muslims are experts in the dark art of “taqiyya.” And what is that, you may wonder?
Spencer’s highly authoritative website Jihad Watch, one of the last dams struggling to hold back the Islamic tsunami, describes the concept of “taqiyya” in its succinct guide, “Islam 101.” “Systematic lying to the infidel, must be considered part and parcel of Islamic tactics,” it explains. “The natural attitude of a Muslim to the infidel world must be one of deception and omission.”
Now I have to confess that I (and my Muslim friends) had never heard of taqiyya until I started seeing it mentioned by right-wing pundits. Curious, I started digging for more information.
According to the Islamic sources I could find, taqiyya, it turns out, is a Shia concept which dates back to the eighth century when the Shia (i.e. Party of Ali) were a small and vulnerable minority and the newly minted Abbasid Caliphate persecuted them when they revolted in rejection of the dynasty’s legitimacy. At that time of grave danger, the Sixth Shia Imam, Ja’far al-Sadiq, ruled that it was permissible to conceal one’s beliefs in order to avoid persecution or death – though not if it endangers the life of another person – as long as the believer remained true to the faith in their hearts.
It isn’t practiced only by Shi’ites, but Diab doesn’t have to believe me or Gregory Davis, the author of Islam 101. The Islamic scholar Ignaz Goldziher points out that while the concept of taqiyya was formulated by Shi’ites, “it is accepted as legitimate by other Muslims as well, on the authority of Qur’an 3:28.” Also, there is Muhammad’s statement, “war is deceit.” He also allowed for lying in battle and between a husband and wife. And when he gave permission to one of his followers, Muhammad bin Maslama, to murder one of his critics, Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, he also gave Muhammad bin Maslama permission to lie to Ka’b in order to lure him close enough to be killed. And Muhammad is the “excellent example of conduct” for Muslims (Qur’an 33:21).
Here comes the inevitable tu quoque, ignoring the fact that the practice of concealing one’s Christianity was roundly condemned by Church leaders:
It sounds rather like how many early Christians eluded persecution by hiding their faith and living as “crypto-Christians”, practising their religion in secret while sometimes even observing the rituals of another faith.
But what’s with this “what-aboutery?” Everyone knows that Christianity is completely different to Islam.
In fact, unintentionally and with a naturalness that sends a chill down my spine, I have just caught myself red-handed in the act of practising “taqiyya about taqiyya,” i.e. dissimulating dissimulation.
Perhaps it is because I have been under deep cover for so long that my mind has grown soft and confused under the plush duvet of Western living, where I have slumbered for so many years in my centrally located, highly sought-after sleeper cell.
And it’s been a long slumber. As a member of the advance guard sent out to plot the Islamisation of Europe and to build a Eurabian utopia, my mission is to pave the way for my migrant jihadi brothers and sisters (“refugee” is the taqiyya term) – and finally they’re arriving….
Indeed. Last February the Islamic State said it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. And the Lebanese Education Minister recently said that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. Good for a hearty laugh.