Islam as Political Ideology

Jeff Carlson, whose website is themarketswork.com, has a post that describes his thoughts on American Nationism

In his list, there is an item where he says Islam is an Ideology. I happen to agree with his thought here and that means that in my mind I cannot accord the practice of Islam the same standing as other religions since my view of religion is that it must be separate and distinct from government.

Discussion of this seems to be carefully avoided in America’s public discourse. Now we have Muslim legislators addressing what they see as wrong in America’s values, and presumably that includes our legal system.

Where do we go from here?

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  1. I posted an article on my Web site in December 2015, “Clash of Ideologies: Communism, Islam, and the West”, which argued that there is a close parallel between Islam as a political system and expansionist ideology and Communism during the Cold War.  Both are fundamentally incompatible with the individual liberty, self-determination, and economic freedom which are at the core of Western values.  Anybody who seriously believes the complete doctrines of Islam, as expressed in its scriptures (Koran, Hadiths, and Sharia law as compiled by the various schools of Islamic jurisprudence) cannot at the same time believe in the principles of Western civilisation.

    If the West is to resist this challenge, it must acknowledge that political Islam is just as pernicious and dangerous a doctrine as Communism, and that it must be challenged on every front in all the ways used during the Cold War: propaganda, military strength, subversion, internal security, and restricting entry to the country to its adherents.  The fact that it calls itself a religion should not allow Islam to escape being treated as what it is: an aggressive, totalitarian ideology bent on conquest.

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  2. Where?  To Zakuum ( the Muslim hell) where the damned consume the fruits of the eponymous tree even though they contain boiling juices!

    Islam was a system of government from the beginning.  Mohammed was asked to come to Medina to govern it.  And they want to establish it here.  They are very upfront  about it.  Please, read Daniel Pipes’ book, Militant Islam Reaches America. Published as a book in 2002, it’s a collection of essays written 1990-2001.  Prophetic.

    They’ve already accomplished many of their goals.  Postage stamps commemorating Eid and Ramadan.  Recognition of those holidays.  Proliferation of mosques and halal stores.   All these make Sharia seem everyday, non-threatening.

    When these benighted people are actually threatening our country, expressing their settled hatred for her and for our freedoms, the Left’s attitude is : Awww, they don’t mean it; they’re just cranky, waking up from a ten century nap!     By contrast, people who praise our country and express desire to work toward her interest are reviled by them and suspected of seeking to establish a vile tyranny.

    When you see somebody in one of those headscarves,

    do not imagine that she is not coming  to get you.

    Especially if she has dared to profane the Stars and Stripes graphic by covering her foul head with it.  I would rather see our flag burned and stomped than used as a hijab. 

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  3. So,  which of our politicians are speaking truth about Islam?

    Are there Republicans that we can support?

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  4. MJBubba:
    So,  which of our politicians are speaking truth about Islam?

    Are there Republicans that we can support?

    As far as I can see, only one (1) is speaking the truth about Islam, and he’s not much of a politician: Trump.

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  5. MJBubba:

    So,  which of our politicians are speaking truth about Islam?  Are there Republicans that we can support?

    I can’t think of a single elected official who has said or would dare say the straightforward “hate facts” in the last sentence in my comment #1:

    The fact that it calls itself a religion should not allow Islam to escape being treated as what it is: an aggressive, totalitarian ideology bent on conquest.

    There are any number of people on the dissident right saying this (for example, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Geert Wilders, and others), but they have been excluded from polite discourse, de-platformed, de-funded, and made anathema to the extent that even sharing a platform with them is political suicide to the “defeat with dignity” crowd.

    One point I wanted to make is that the current situation is in stark contrast with the Cold War, where both the Democrat and Republican parties had substantial and outspoken anti-Communist figures who spoke candidly about the threat, foreign and domestic, and were willing to back up their rhetoric by funding active measures, both on offense and defence, against it.

    Who dares say, as Pope Urban II might be paraphrased, “We win; they lose”?

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  6. I’ll just add that there is nothing holy or spiritual about Islam and it doesn’t define as a religion. The prophet Mohammed was a pedophile, used propaganda to recruit his military (the 22 virgins myth) and if that isn’t horrifying enough the very term Islam is translated as “submission.”

    This cult is quite comparable to fascism and Nazism.

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  7. Hypatia:
    When you see somebody in one of those headscarves, do not imagine that she is not coming  to get you.

    Oh my, pls don’t get me started. I got in a whole lot of trouble for openly suggesting a group of niqabs leave the premises of my favorite restaurant.

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