Thursday, March 23, 2017

Zuhdi Jasser Refuses to Debate in His Home Mosque: Keeping the House of Cards Together

Zuhdi Jasser Refuses to Debate in His Home Mosque: Keeping the House of Cards Together

March 22, 2017
Dr. Stephen M. Kirby

Fantasy Islam: A game in which an audience of non-Muslims wish with all their hearts that Islam was a "Religion of Peace," and a Muslim strives to fulfill that wish by presenting a personal version of Islam that has little foundation in Islamic Doctrine.

These are interesting times! Over the last couple of years I have written a number of articles about Zuhdi Jasser and the Muslim Reform Movement (MRM), an organization Jasser helped found(articles here, here, here, here, here, and here). In these articles I pointed out how Jasser and the MRM folks flouted established Islamic Doctrine and created their own personalized versions of Islam, which I referred to as Fantasy Islam. And in another article I explained why these aspiring Muslim "reformers" were doomed to failure.

A few days ago Jasser started publicly responding. On his Blaze radio program, in an interview with Glenn Beck, and in his writings, Jasser engaged in tirades of sweeping accusatory statements and ad-hominem attacks. The targets of his tirades consisted of a small number of non-Muslims that he called the "Alt-Jihad." Included in Jasser's group of "Alt-Jihadists" were Andrew Bostom, Pamela Geller, Carl Goldberg, John Guandolo, Claire Lopez, Robert Spencer, Diana West, and me. I am honored to be in such impressive company. According to Jasser the purpose of the "Alt-Jihadists" is to essentially undermine the efforts of Muslim "reformers" like himself.

For years Jasser and I have disagreed about the nature of Islam and the prospects for "reforming" it. So in response to his recent tirades, on March 13th I posted the below proposal on Jasser's Blaze radio program site; on March 15th I used the Contact Page at Jasser's American Islamic Forum for Democracy site to send him this same proposal:

"Dr. Jasser, I propose we have a debate. I will argue that Islam is that which is found in the Koran, taught by Muhammad and reported in hadith collections, biographies/histories, and Koran commentaries by Muslim scholars who have been considered authoritative by other Muslim scholars for well over 1,000 years. You will argue that you personally have the authority and/or ability to reinterpret Islamic Doctrine according to your own opinion, even if it goes against Islamic Doctrine that has been considered authoritative since the time of Muhammad. The location will be the mosque that you attend, with the audience consisting only of Muslims from that mosque and their Muslim guests. I look forward to your reply. Sincerely, Stephen Kirby."

As of March 22nd I have not heard back from Jasser.

Jasser's lack of response to my debate proposal leads to some interesting conclusions. First, I believe he thinks such a debate in his home mosque would continue the chain of events showing how little support he and his "reform" efforts have in the Muslim-American community. Consider the following:

1.In April 2004 Jasser organized a "Rally against Terror" in Phoenix, Arizona as a way of showing Muslim condemnation of jihadist terrorism. In an article written shortly after that event, Daniel Pipes noted that there were an estimated 50,000 Muslims in the Phoenix area, but only 30-100 Muslims actually showed up for the rally. Pipes concluded, "One correspondent of mine judged the event ‘a total disaster.'"

2.While on a panel discussion in 2010 Jasser talked about modernizing Islam and admitted that his views were, at best, in the minority. Here is what he said:

"There is a dire need for moderates to reinterpret the Qur'an and Hadith and dismiss ideas or sira not commensurate with modernity…others may view this as heresy or marginal thought in Islam. I would disagree, but also admit that it is not predominant among the thought leaders of Sunni Islam."

3.In February 2011 a New York Times article described Jasser as "a doctor from Arizona and an American military veteran who has little following among Muslims but has become a favorite of conservatives for his portrayal of American Muslim leaders as radical Islamists."

4.In 2012 the United States Senate appointed Jasser to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. AnNBC News article written shortly afterwards noted that "a coalition of 64 groups representing American Muslim lawyers, students, Arab Americans and mosques and an array of advocacy organizations called on the legislators to rescind the naming of Jasser – a controversial figure who many American Muslims see as a shill for anti-Muslim bigots."

5.In 2015 Jasser claimed that while attending his mosque in Scottsdale, Arizona, the imam of that mosque had accused him of being an Islamophobe and speaking ill against Muslims.

6.The creation of the MRM, with Jasser among its leadership, was announced with fanfare in December 2015. On the one year anniversary of the MRM Jasser announced that the group's "greatest accomplishment to date" was the two page declaration laying out the MRM's beliefs. As I pointed out in a previous article, this declaration wasrejected by over 99% of the mosques and individual Muslims to whom it had been sent for review.

Consequently, I believe Jasser feels that our debate in his home mosque, instead of giving him a "home-field" advantage, would instead result in another public display of how little support he has in the Muslim-American community.

Secondly, Jasser's lack of response shows where he is most comfortable. For many years Jasser has made numerous appearances on non-Muslim television and radio stations, and numerous presentations to non-Muslim audiences. The common denominator, with a few exceptions, is that these are non-Muslims who generally know very little, if anything about Islam and consequently think his "reform" ideas are viable. I do not recall Jasser talking about any presentations at mosques or in front of Muslim groups, other than small groups of fellow Muslim "reformers." It would appear then that Jasser is most comfortable when talking about Islam in front of non-Muslims who, for the most part, know little if anything about Islam and would be unlikely to ask knowledgeable, probing questions about his version of Islam.

So unfortunately it should come as no surprise that Jasser has not responded to my proposal for a debate. His Fantasy Islam does not go over well in the Muslim-American community. On the other hand, he has been quite successful in touting his Fantasy Islam to non-Muslims who don't know much about Islam. Why interrupt success for almost certain failure?

Dr. Stephen M. Kirby is the author of four books about Islam. His latest book is Islam's Militant Prophet: Muhammad and Forced Conversions to Islam.

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Attack on UK Parliament a Small Taste of the Hell at the End of the Road

Attack on UK Parliament a Small Taste of the Hell at the End of the Road

Europe refuses to acknowledge that there is a war, let alone an enemy

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The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben viewed at sunset on July 21, 2012 in London, England. Feng Li/Getty Images

London today is the hell at the end of the road that the West continues to travel down like a man possessed, unable to change his fatal trajectory. A terrorist struck at the very heart of European civilization today – what remains of it, at any rate – by targeting the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge, killing three people and injuring at least 20 others in a stabbing-and-car-ramming attack at the height of rush hour in one of the busiest areas of London.

These kinds of attacks have become par for the course in Western Europe. In fact, the lesser ones, such as the recent Paris airport attacker who came ‘to die for Allah’ and reached his goal miraculously without taking any innocent bystanders with him, barely capture the media’s attention. The ‘holy war’ Turkey recently mentioned to Europe in menacing tones has been ongoing for years, but only one side is fighting in it.

The road to hell began with the invention of the false dichotomy between “good terror” (anything committed against Israel by Arabs) and bad terror (against the West). Every time the West was hit by terrorism, Israel hoped that it would finally understand Israel’s predicament. It hoped so after 9/11, the Madrid bombings in 2004, the London bombings in 2005, and the Paris massacres by ISIS operatives in Paris in 2015. At this point, most Israelis no longer expect any understanding. Israelis have understood that this false dichotomy has devolved—with terrifying swiftness—into the current denial-driven, culturally suicidal idea that there is no politically motivated terror, only isolated incidents of random mental illness.

I lived in London just before the Second Gulf War. All the newspaper stands blasted headlines warning of impending possible terrorist attacks and a palpable fear was in the air. However, when those warnings did materialize in 2005 with the terrorist attacks on the London underground and bus transportation system, it brought no clearing of the fog clouding the vision of European decision makers. They simply doubled down on the narrative of apologism, according to which Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. Here Europe is, twelve years later and none the wiser for all its tragic experience of terrorism and the pointless losses of thousands of innocent lives, another terrorist atrocity added to a growing list that shows no signs of abating. On the contrary, the fear is that returning ISIS fighters will only turn up the heat on European metropolises.

Israeli terrorism experts have warned Israelis planning a visit to the European continent for the upcoming Passover holidays in April that there is a threat of a chemical or biological weapons attack there. Israel is particularly concerned that ISIS fighters returning to Europe could carry out large-scale attacks. According to a recent news report, in Sweden alone, 150 ISIS fighters have returned and are apparently walking around freely. One Swedish minister’s response to this was to declare on national television that Sweden should help integrate these Islamic State fighters back into Swedish society. Turns out that the road to hell really is paved with good intentions.
No matter how much European politicians wish to deny the facts, their citizens can rightly be said to be living in a state of terror that is untenable, when combined with a refusal to acknowledge the enemy. As an Israeli, I live in a country where Islamic terror used as warfare on a civilian population is an everyday occurrence. Unlike Europe, however, the government takes that terror seriously and recognizes the enemy behind it. Europe refuses to acknowledge that there is a war, let alone an enemy. No one ever won a war without acknowledging the enemy. Europe can only lose.

Not even Dante could have invented the inferno at the end of the road that Europe has chosen to take. It will only evolve into even more atrocities – that has been the trend all along – especially if or when chemical weapons enter the equation. Unlike Dante’s inferno, however, this one is taking place among the living – and it is largely self-inflicted.

Terrorists Are A Symptom Of Larger Threat – Caliphate Conquest Goals

Terrorists Are A Symptom Of Larger Threat – Caliphate Conquest Goals

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Even as the blood was still wet in the streets of London and the shock of what just happened dawned on the civilized people of the world, particularly in the targeted West sets in, the denial continues. The PC, politically correct self-deception has become ingrained to the point that reality is ignored even in the face of the most hideous acts of Islamic aggression. We label it as terrorism which has the effect of making a distinction between those who kill from those who enable and are sympathetic to the killing.

All Terrorists Deserve A Proper Burial – Pork Products Included, No Virgins Allowed

We call them Islamic terrorists, which they are, but terrorists are simply a means to an end. The bigger and more threatening reality is that of Islamic conquest of the West. The terrorists perpetrate their savagery as a tool of their aggression, their hostile expansion into and attainments of control over our nations. It’s how they intend to establish a global caliphate and force our children and grandchildren into submission and conversion to what many Christians perceive as their heathenism. That conquest is being allowed to happen right before our eyes, with events such as this, in full view.

In the bullet points at the top of their article the Daily Mail describes the subhuman mongrel responsible for the London attack as an “Asian.” They also wrote, ” The killer, described by witnesses as ‘middle-aged and Asian’, then managed to break into the grounds of Parliament, where he fatally stabbed Mr. Palmer – who had 15 years service with the police – with two knives.”

That witness quoted in their article may have been the source of the initial confusion, or the excuse for it, but they were able to post the photos at the same time the text was being run. Clearly the photos are proof the perpetrator was Arab or Middle Eastern in appearance, complete with the telltale beard. There’s nothing Asian about him. It would have been a simple matter to delete the comments of the witness from the story but they chose not to.

That witness, Jayne Wilkinson said: ‘We were taking photos of Big Ben and we saw all the people running towards us, and then there was an Asian guy in about his 40s carrying a knife about seven or eight inches long.” Maybe wherever the tourist Wilkinson is from they refer to Islamic terrorists as Asians. 

The Daily Mail should know better.

The Islamist didn’t know the officer he killed nor any of the other innocent people he killed and maimed; it was an attack on Britain and on non-Muslims. 

Their geographic location was enough to justify being killed in the case of the tourists, while the uniform and Parliament building he was protecting sufficient in the knife attack on the police officer.

The useful idiots of the public are tools of the terrorists, enabling this to happen. They’re demanding the turning of a blind eye to the continuing threat and share responsibility for these deaths and injuries. Islam is attacking us all; the invasion is targeting us all. Those who have not encountered violence have been fortunate but don’t have any special immunity. Some of those run down were Korean tourists and school children. It’s not likely they were high on the ISIS target list but the inescapable truth is the Islamic terrorists don’t care who they kill as long as it’s an infidel. 

This piece of trash needs to be made and example of and a new, politically incorrect policy adopted among the nations of the civilized world. All terrorists convicted or otherwise deemed to have engaged in an act of terrorism, regardless of their perceived religion, ethnicity or national origin, should have their remains soaked in pig’s blood and then basted with a combination of minced pork and pig feces before they are then disposed of like the trash they are, either in a hole or burned. Who knows, it might inspire them to think twice about heading off to meet  with 72 elementary-school-aged virgins.

Although it would not be religion-specific, the Islamist leadership groups would likely be marching in the streets in support of terrorist “rights” to a decent burial. Aside from the liberal enablers of the left and the Muslim organizations such as the ACLU and CAIR, nobody else would likely challenge such a decision and if they did, the hell with them.

Most good people would understand and agree that the vile subhumans capable of these actions deserve no better. The Muslim groups would also reveal by their opposition their recognition that it is they, not other true religions of peace, who are largely to blame. It is they who supply the manpower, the support and the finances for organizations that make this sort of thing possible.
If the pigs had a voice in the decision, it is likely they who would be more justified in complaining about the burial arrangements. It is the pigs who are being defiled. 

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Death Toll In UK Parliament Terror Attack Rises

Death Toll In UK Parliament Terror Attack Rises

The death toll has risen in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack in London.

Authorities now confirm that 5 people are dead, and around 40 are wounded.
According to Reuters, the dead include a police officer, three victims hit by the attacker when he mowed people down on Westminster Bridge, and the attacker himself.

The fallen police officer has been identified as Keith Palmer.

Photo of suspected UK Parliament attacker

The name of the suspected terrorist attacker has not been released by authorities, but a photo of him has emerged.
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Attack fits ISIS pattern

The use of a car as a weapon of terror fits with ISIS tactics, as horrifically demonstrated in France and Germany.
Some media outlets have reported that Islamic extremist websites are celebrating the attack.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls attack “sick and depraved”

The UK Prime Minister spoke after the attack, calling it “sick and depraved.”

May also said, “The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city, where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech.”

You can watch May’s full remarks below:

The investigation is ongoing.

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Saudi Cleric calls for offensive Jihad and death for apostasy: ‘Islam does not allow liberalism and coexistence’

Saudi Cleric calls for offensive Jihad and death for apostasy: ‘Islam does not allow liberalism and coexistence’

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Saudi cleric Sheikh Ayman Al-Anqari cited various hadiths in support of his claims that “coexistence in the sense of freedom of religion… is null and void” and that there are two kinds of Jihad: offensive Jihad and defensive Jihad. Offensive Jihad basically means a Muslims has the right to attack the infidel merely for him being an infidel. It’s not only a Muslim’s right but it’s his duty to raid and commit Jihad. Defensive Jihad means the infidel should surrender, not fight back to defend himself, or he commits war against Islam and must be fought against and slain.

The punishment for apostasy, he said, “is one of the greatest punishments in Islam.” Al-Anqari’s lesson aired on the Saudi Al-Ahwaz TV channel on February 16.

If the Saudi authorities, the friends and allies of Clinton and Obama, hand religious titles to someone like this and grants him the powers to interpret and exercise Islamic law, what does it reveal to us about the Saudi government and royal family that runs the country?

The Sheikh looks like a failed cloning of a dog and donkey in one….

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Long War Journal (Site-Wide)

The Long War Journal (Site-Wide)

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 04:15 AM PDT
The Pakistani Taliban confirmed today that Qari Muhammad Yasin, a senior al Qaeda military commander, was killed along with three of his "companions" in a US drone strike on Mar. 19. The airstrike was carried out in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province. Yasin was a member of the Punjabi Taliban, which includes jihadists from various other Pakistani terrorist organizations who are aligned with al Qaeda.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 02:21 AM PDT
The suicide bombing, which killed at least 10 people, occurred just 150 meters from Villa Somalia, Somalia's presidential palace in Mogadishu.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 03:20 PM PDT
The U.S. State Department on Friday announced the designation of two Bahraini nationals affiliated with Iran-backed militant group the al Ashtar Brigades. The designation of the two individuals comes amidst repeated attempts by Tehran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to foment an insurgency against the rulers of the tiny island, who have launched a widespread crackdown on all Shiite opposition. Friday’s announcement signals a new tone in US policy towards Iran’s malign activities in the region.

BREAKING: London under attack — and leftists laughing at Tommy Robinson Caolan RobertsonRebel Commentator

BREAKING: London under attack — and leftists laughing at Tommy Robinson

Caolan RobertsonRebel Commentator

I'm on the scene of the terrorist attack in London, reporting on what happened outside Parliament. I'm joined by my fellow Rebel commentator Tommy Robinson:

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WEDNESDAY Security Update: Mom Demands Answers After Illegal Immigrant Rape Incident at Maryland School

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Securing the famously porous southern border is essential to national security but so is a reliable system that cracks down on visa overstays.

"They'll probably ask you about old cases, whether they were correctly decided," Grassley told Gorsuch. "They know that you can't answer, but they're going to ask you anyway."

I want to take a few minutes for what is known in government as a "point of personal privilege." It's what you do when someone attacks you and you need to set the record straight. In my case, reporters for prominent national publications have gone after me as a way of attacking Donald Trump and his senior subordinates.

U.S. citizens normally cannot be searched or subjected to electronic eavesdropping without probable cause of a crime, however FISA makes exceptions if there is probable cause they are agents of a foreign power. No one person can state with a straight face that "Trump is a Russian spy".

Where is the Democratic party? The party of political giants like FDR, LBJ and JFK is missing in action along with the letters that defined its heroes. This is now the party of Obama, Schumer, Pelosi - a facsimile of the past and a party without direction and policy guidelines.

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