Saturday, February 05, 2005

The Hardest Thing for Westerners to Understand

The Islamic States of America?

by Daniel Pipes (September 28, 2004)

Summary: Militant Islam intends to replace the Constitution with the Qur'an

The hardest thing for Westerners to understand is not that a war with militant Islam is underway but that the nature of the enemy's ultimate goal. That goal is to apply the Islamic law (the Shari‘a) globally. In U.S. terms, it intends to replace the Constitution with the Qur'an.
This aspiration is so remote and far-fetched to many non-Muslims, it elicits more guffaws than apprehension. Of course, that used to be the same reaction in Europe, and now it's become widely accepted that, in Bernard Lewis' words, "
Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century."
Because of the American skepticism about Islamist goals, I postponed publishing an article on this subject until immediately after 9/11, when I expected receptivity to the subject would be greater (it was published in November 2001 as "The Danger Within: Militant Islam in America"). I argued there that the Muslim population in this country is not like any other group, for it includes within it a substantial body of people—many times more numerous than the agents of Osama bin Ladin—who share with the suicide hijackers a hatred of the United States and the desire, ultimately, to transform it into a nation living under the strictures of militant Islam.
The receptivity indeed was greater, but still the idea of an Islamist takeover remains unrecognized in establishment circles -- the U.S. government, the old media, the universities, the mainline churches. (for rest of article
see, Capitalism Magazine, http://www.CapMag.com/article.asp?ID=3951)

About the Author: Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and a columnist for both the New York Post and The Jerusalem Post. His website, DanielPipes.org, offers an archive of his published writings

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At 9:51 PM, Blogger ariana said...

If the West does not wake up…….here is what awaits us…Ariana
SHARIA IN AMERICA
By Ayesha Ahmed
Omar M. Ahmad founder of CAIR said: 'Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant' he said. 'The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America , and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth,' he said.
Americans should give a serious thought to CAIR's agenda.. If Islam and sharia is adopted in America , It will be great. Muslims are right. Non of the existing Islamic countries are truly Islamic, that is why they don't progress and most of them are poor, corrupt and miserable. We must implement 100% sharia and sunna to get full benefits of Islam. Inshallah we will try to do it in USA to make it the first real Muslim country after the days of rightly guided khalifas.
Consider the following advantages: America can go to jihad against non Muslim countries. It will bring immense wealth in booty and millions of captured women. Canada and Mexico can be easy targets and are conveniently located for easy assault and hauling of booty. Since slavery will be allowed government can open slave markets to sell it's 20% share of the captured women. Captured women/slave-girls can provide affordable domestic help for housewives and clean enjoyable sex for their husbands Enslaved men can be used as farm labor and factory workers at a much lower cost than unionized labor. Unemployed men from the prohibited non Islamic businesses like TV, Photography, computers, mortgage companies, music industry etc can be hired as religious police for the Ministry of Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtues. They can be used to beat up women violating burqa laws, arrest men with undersize beards and whip the non religious types found loitering at prayer times. Since men will be allowed four wives and unlimited number of slave girls, population boom will result in making the fastest growing religion grow even faster. All non muslims will live under dhimmi rules and pay heavy Jizya. Budget deficits will be a thing of the past. Stoning of adulterers, whipping of alcohol drinkers, cutting of hands and feet of thieves and beheadings of apostates can be carried out after Juma prayers on Fridays in the local stadium. Gate charge for this gory and exciting weekly spectacle can generate a lot of revenue. Unemployed male gynecologists can be hired to carry out circumcisions of new male converts. Female circumcision can be made mandatory to promote piety and holiness and discourage lewdness among women. Marriage age for girls can be lowered to 6 years. That will reduce the burden of support of large poorer families and also promote a sunna, the tradition set by the holy prophet (peace be up on him). Whole Ramadan will be declared as public holidays so that every one can pray and recite the Quran.. Why work in the only month in which all ibadah and Quran recitals are worth 70 times the normal sawab (reward) Shia Muslims on temporary out of town business assignments will be able to do a temporary marriage (Muta) and enjoy home comfort outside of home. Since menstruation is a disease according to Quran all menstruating women will be given time off to rest in bed during their periods. All toilet seats in the public rest rooms will be reoriented so that one does not defecate facing Mecca. All public toilets will have buckets of stones instead of toilet tissues for claiming after defecation as a movement to implement sunna in the country. Separate bins along roadside will be placed to drop bones and dried animal feces for jinns to snack on. Spiraling medical costs can be brought down by the following two prong approaches: Imams can be placed in the clinics to recite Quranic ayas (verses) and blow on the patients and pray for them . Their fee will be a fraction of what doctor's charge. All pharmacies will be required to dispense black cumin, honey, Indian incense and camel urine as cure for all diseases as recommended by the holy prophet (pbuh). The cost will be a fraction of today's medicines Spiralling prison costs will come down due to the following: All men serving time for the crime of rape will be freed if four male witnesses had not testified in the trial. Even if four male witnesses had testified, the criminal will be freed under insanity provision , since only mentally insane will rape in front of four witnesses. All men serving sentences for beating wives will be freed as under new American sharia law wife beating will be allowed. All thieves will be freed after cutting their hands and feet. All pedophiles will be freed as sex with children will not be against law any more. All slayers of unbelievers will be freed if they converted to Islam. All these result in savings and prosperity and happiness for all. InshaAllah!

 

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