I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. So far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.
Alexis de Tocqueville
[Islam’s massacres in India] are unparalleled in history, bigger in sheer numbers than the [Nazi] Holocaust, or the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks.
However much institutions, attitudes, and customs have changed, the Muslim approach to politics derives from the invariant premises of the religion and from fundamental themes established more than a millennium ago.
Anyone who has read the Quran as well as Ibn Warraq (Why I Am Not a Muslim), or Robert Spencer (A Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam), or Bernard Lewis (The Crisis of Islam), or Bat Ye’or (Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide), or Kenneth Timmerman (Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America), or Raphael Patai (The Arab Mind), or D. F. Green (Arab Theologians on Jews and Israel), or Melanie Phillips (Londonistan)—anyone, I say, who has read these books knows that Islam, by any other name, is Islam, and that the Quran is the Islamic equivalent of Mein Kampf, as Winston Churchill indicates in his history of the Second World War.
We are now in the midst of a Third, but more subtle and deadlier, World War, and we had better know and vigorously confront the enemy.
It will be infinitely more difficult for freedom-loving nations to win this war if only because their leaders obscure the nature of the enemy. We know there are many Muslims who deplore jihadists. Daniel Pipes estimates that “only” 10 to 15 percent of world’s 1.3 billion Muslims support the jihadist agenda. That’s equivalent to 130 to 195 million Muslims—hardly comforting. Other scholars estimate at least 50 percent of the world’s Islamic population identifies with jihadists—that’s 625 million Muslims!
No less worrisome, Bernard Lewis, the doyen of Islamic scholars, tells us that “Even when Muslims cease believing in Islam, they may retain Islamic habits and attitudes.” Various scholars have shown that the distinction between Islamic “moderates” and “extremists” is problematic, affected by changing circumstances. If only for strategic reasons, Islam, regardless of any “politically correct” adjective, should be deemed Islam.
Since the West, as Lewis and Samuel Huntington have shown, is involved in a clash of civilizations with Islam—a clash emphasized by Muslim theologians, writers, and rulers down through the ages—it is exceedingly dangerous to obscure this clash of civilizations when at stake are nothing less than freedom and the sanctity of human life.
Apart from fear of being denounced as “racists,” Western statesmen are afraid—reasonably so—that naming the enemy will arouse unruly passions and trigger attacks against law-abiding Muslims. However, by obscuring the nature of the enemy and the magnitude and profundity of the Islamic threat, the leaders of Western nations minimize their people’s awareness of this threat and readiness to support the arduous and even cruel measures required to overcome it.
Notice the anti-Iraq-war movement in the West even while England and Europe are being Islamized. Notice the widespread hostility toward Israel despite its having been attacked by Hezbollah, the proxy of Iran, whose president, Mahmoud Ahmaninejad calls for “wiping Israel off the map” and for “a world without America”—meaning a world without Christianity and Judaism.
Nevertheless, America’s very Christian president trivializes Ahmaninejad’s Islamic genocidal designs by seeking to prevent Iran’s development of nuclear weapons by means of diplomacy (or bribery). The president, who referred to the perpetrators of 9/11 as “evil-doers,” does not seem to see the driving, historical inspiration of those evil-doers in the hatred of “infidels” inscribed in almost every page of the Quran.
This is why sanctions are not going to prevent Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. But inasmuch as such weapons would enable Iran not only to destroy Israel but also dominate Saudi Arabia and thereby control the oil on which the world’s economy depends, the Iranian regime and its nuclear facilities must be destroyed—and without being squeamish about civilian casualties.
Yet this will not suffice to win the war against Islamdom. Islam is animated by an envious hatred of the West. This envy indicates that Muslim leaders know that Islam is decadent. Two months before the Six-Day War of June 1967 a Syrian army magazine published an article referring to Islam as one of the “mummies in the museums of history.”
In The Dream Palace of the Arabs, the renowned Lebanese-born scholar Fouad Ajami of Johns Hopkins University agrees with the most prominent literati of the Arab world who sorrowfully behold the “death of Arab civilization.” Daniel Pipes sees in the Muslim world “a pervasive sense of debilitation.”
One should add desperation, because Muslim leaders know that Islam’s power rests on oil, which will eventually be exhausted or replaced by another form of energy discovered by Western science—and then Islam will succumb to “infidels.” Therefore: Islam, in its cultural death throws, must employ the science of the West to destroy the West so that Muslims, whose life blood is honor or pride, will no longer feel degraded and tormented by the West’s superior civilization.
The enemy’s desperate hatred of the West and lust for vengeance and self-immolation cannot be assuaged. It must be destroyed before it destroys us.
Here let us learn from the enemy. Wherever Islam has conquered, it has destroyed the symbols of other religions, has demolished churches and synagogues and erected mosques upon them.
If the United States dismantles Iran, it had better go further and destroy Mecca and Medina and take over Saudi Arabia, the benefactor of thousands of mosques that have been preaching jihad.
It must be seared in the consciousness of Muslims that despite the teachings of the Quran and Allah, Islam, like Zoroastrianism, is but a shadow of the past, having been conquered by “infidels.”