Friday, January 19, 2007

Religion of "Peace" at it again

So, Australian Muslims are in the news again. Last time, it was al-Hilali, who likened women who don't wear the hijab to 'meat', insinuating they are asking (and thus deserve) to be raped. (See my post on that subject!)

This time it's Sheik Feiz Mohammed, a radical (Australian born) Islamic cleric who produced a series of videos which encourage children to become martyrs; inciting them to violence by saying "Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid. Put in their soft, tender hearts the zeal of jihad and a love of martyrdom." And in a video broadcast on Australian TV, Mohammed (who happens to be the head of an Islamic youth center) said, "We want to have children and offer them as soldiers defending Islam." He is also seen in the videos ridiculing Jews, snorting and calling them pigs and claiming they will go to hell.

Mohammed, naturally, claims his words have been misinterpreted and that "The jihad I speak of is not one of violence. It is one of personal struggle against things like mischievousness, temptation and personal harm." He insists that he does not believe in suicide bombings or violence against others, saying: "We denounce that. This is not Islamic law and it is not moral." Does he think we're that stupid??? That we don't know the meaning of: Mujahid (Holy warrior)? Jihad? Martyrdom?

And notice how often these radicals try and backpedal out of the inflammatory comments they make, by claiming their words have been misconstrued or that we misunderstood their intentions? The problem is, many of these extremists living in western countries appease their host governments by claiming one thing and then saying the exact opposite when they're amongst their fellow Muslims. Go to Memri TV and you could spend hours witnessing this hypocrisy. Or go to YouTube; apparently there's a video of one of Mohammed's lectures (though I wasn't able to find it) about the state of Islam today, in which he berates modern Muslims for not being as inclined to martyr themselves as the Muslims of old. He goes on to say that, "In our times, it is the fear of death... the fear of sacrificing your finger, your toe, a drop of blood...that is more honorable than anything else. We are the most humiliated nation on the face of this earth, there is no doubt. Why? Because martyrdom to us is not appealing, it's not as appealing to us as it was to those ancestors, the great warriors."

What I find most appalling and despicable, is the indoctrination of their youth into this religious culture of violence. What kind of perverse thinking prompts someone to believe it's okay to encourage young children to kill. Corrupting the hearts and minds of 'innocents' by instilling hatred in their "soft, tender hearts" and encouraging them to harm others, is morally offensive; as is offering them up as sacrifice in defense of Islam. Sheik Mohammed talks of 'defending Islam'; but from what? Islam is a religion of aggression, it needs no defense.

These kinds of clerics are popping up all over the world, and no-one seems to be doing anything about it. If we don't do something now, it's going to become a huge, unsolvable problem in the near future.


MUD said...

The other day I saw a bumper sticker on the back of a vehicle that also displayed the Marine Corps Symbol. The sticker said the Muslim's want to meet allah. It is our job to help them make that meeting. I think it is stupid to offer your children to do the thing you should do. If you want to die for your religion, fine. If you want to raise children so they can die for your religion - Wrong. I want my son to grow up in a world where he has a chance to show through his actions, to the rest of the world how generous and loving we are as a nation. I fought for that right and would be glad to die to defend our country. I would never throw his life at my goal and expect anyone to believe I am a "faithful".

Rudy Wellsand said...

I read thru your Jan. 19th, 2007 blog, where you state, "...clerics are popping up all over the world..
." and "'s going to become a ...unsolvable problem..."

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Incognito said...

Mud: I just think it's sad that people actually kill for religion. That is so not the purpose of a spiritual life.
And I agree, we are a loving and generous people, yet we are hated by many. Such a shame.

Incognito said...

I will check your blog soon, Rudy.
Thank you for stopping by.
And my days are blessed and inspiring, thankfully.

My blog is just my way of getting it out.

Anonymous said...

Is it a new practice to kill based on religous beliefs?
Don't think so.

Incognito said...

No, Anonymous, and I have discussed this issue in previous posts.

But there is really only one religious faith, these days, that seems to aggressively exhort killing of others. Some religions may retaliate, but they are not the aggressors.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the Palestinian television station (funded in part by US aid dollars) has a similar message to young people on a daily basis.

This is not a marginal Muslim view. This is what Islam is about.

Incognito said...

I agree, it isn't a marginal view, Truman. And unfortunately, most Muslim countries air similar hate-mongering fare, most of it aimed at the Jews.

If you aren't familiar with Brigitte Gabriel, you should visit her site
She's a Lebanese-born Maronite Christian who was indoctrinated into the culture of hate as a child, living in Lebanon. It wasn't until after the Lebanese War, when her mother was injured and spent several months in an Israeli hospital that she realized what she had been taught about the Israelis,as a child, was false. Very sad, really to embrace such hatred.

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Incognito said...

Bumm chumms... you've got me there, Neel.
would you like to elaborate?
A little too cryptic for the likes of me.