Sunday, February 15, 2009
Most descriptions of the program "Undercover mosque" which aired on Dispatches (Channel 4), and can be seen here, begin thus:
Chilling undercover investigation into the influence of Saudi Arabian religious extremism throughout the UK. Despite being considered Britain's principal ally in the Middle East, this disturbing report reveals Saudi Arabian Islam - Wahabism - is spreading a message of bigotry and hatred to a section of Muslims and predicting an imminent jihad. An undercover reporter joins Islamic worshippers.
I have read all the canonical texts of Islam - and I can say that what is taught in these sermons leaves out some of the most objectionable teachings of Islam. Islam preaches continuous Jihad on Kafirs, and this does come out in these sermons. But Islam also recommends the enslavement of the Kafir populations after their defeat. This includes the sexual enslavement of the Kafir women. These sermons do not stress this, making them actually quite moderate.
And there is no such thing as "Saudi Arabian Islam." There is only one Islam - that which follows the Kuran and the Hadith. And everything that the clerics in this program preach is orthodox Islam. Sure, there are minor differences - Wahabism belongs to the Hanbali school which tends to be a little more literal in its interpretation, but the difference is MUCH smaller than the left would have you believe. For instance, 3 out of the 4 schools of Islam (not just the Hanbali) say that Hindus must be killed if they don't convert to Islam. The fourth school grudgingly gives Hindus the right to live (because there are too many to murder), with 18 strictures they must obey which will ensure their complete humiliation, subjugation, and eventual conversion. That is the most moderate Islam gets. Most of the murderous muslim monarchs of India were not of the Hanbali school. They still murdered millions of Hindus and demolished thousands of Hindu Temples. As I said, there is no "moderate Islam" any more than there is an El Dorado.
Nor is this teaching typical only of "Wahabi mosques." This is the kind of teaching coming out of most mosques. Why do most hateful, violent protests start right after the Friday mosque sermon? Because most mosques preach the type of intolerance that is captured by this video. I mean, you can't expect a mosque cleric to preach the Upanishads or the Sermon on the Mount, can you? He has to preach Islam, and Islam is NOT about peaceful co-existence. Read the Kuran and Hadith if you don't believe me.
It continually amazes me that people still believe that there is some mythical "moderate Islam." If it is moderate, it is not Islam. Because Islam is entirely defined by the Kuran and the Hadith. And these are anything but moderate. Read them! There are entire chapters on Jihad, enslavement of Kafirs, enjoying their women, and so on.
And here is the follow-up of this investigative report:
These teachings are given at Britain's LARGEST mosque. Is is any wonder why the "British muslim of Pakistani origin" seems to be appearing with ever higher frequency in acts of Islamic terror.
I would like to bring my reader's attention to one aspect of Islam that comes through clearly in these reports - the two faces of Islam. One face when you are in a minority, in a position of weakness. This face is friendly, but assertive. The other face is when you are with other muslims. Then you reveal just how much you hate Kafirs. Once Islam is in power, this hatred plays out in the form of actions. Kafirs are killed, their temples destroyed, their women enslaved.
Islam is perhaps the only religion that actually has a well developed and practiced doctrine of dissimulation (lying for sake of the spread of Islam). It is called Al Taquiyya. I will have a separate post on this doctrine fairly soon.