Comment by Jim Campbell
Finally someone at the flag level is willing to call Islam what it is, against our values and objectionable. Kinda like our president no?
In Wired Magazine’s Danger Room, Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman pander to left wingers who passionately hate those who tell the truth about Islam. The pandering takes the form of a provocative headline followed by a slide show containing images from Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley’s classroom presentation.
The first slide consists of a headline and five bullet points, one of which I could easily go negative on but I am aware that the slide is an outline, which refers to other course materials not presently in view, so I will reserve judgment.
The first point declares that parts of the strategy will be considered politically incorrect, an obvious understatement. In war, the emphasis must be on militarily correct strategy & tactics, not on maintaining a PC image.
The second point informs us that the fourth Geneva Convention rules are not applicable to terrorism and hints at a “Phase III” which includes the destruction of Islam’s “holy” cities. The historical precedents listed will be interpreted as suggesting the use of nuclear weapons to destroy Mecca & Medina.
The third point rules out deterrence. Islamic jihad can not be deterred, it can only be delayed. Our strategists need to wrap their minds around the Qur’an’s Surah Al-Anfal and consider it as a whole with emphasis on 8:38, 60 & 65. Deterrence does not apply to Islam because Muslims believe in Allah, his threat & promise. Brig. S.K. Malik explained this in page 60 of The Qur’anic Concept of War : Islam makes Muslims immune to terror, hence to deterrence.
The fourth point reiterates the inapplicability of the Geneva Conventions to terrorists. The fifth point asks whether the conventions should be reconsidered to disqualify non state actors.
That image is one of 28 pages in a pdf document which I would be inclined to describe as a course outline. The authors claim to have obtained “hundreds of pages of course material and reference documents “. So, how do they classify the course?
It appears that Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman confuse truth and hate. Strip out the political correctness, confusion & cognitive dissonance from the course, and what remains is a mixture of objective factual reality and strategic analysis. The authors do not see the course in the cold light of reality, they view it in the darkness of propaganda. Examine this exemplary paragraph. [Emphasis & links origtinal.]
“Cabal”, “self-anointed”, “demagogues”: when you can not refute the message: attack the messenger. Where were OBL & Al-Qaeda in the Barbary Wars? Who attacked our shipping and why? Look it up at Wikipedia if you don’t know. Ambassadors Jefferson & Adams asked Tripoli’s Ambassador to London and were told that the ‘right’ to sack our shipping was established in Islamic law. His reply runs parallel to that of Al-Mughira to a Persian general. [Emphasis & links added.]
The concluding paragraphs of the first article in the series bring out some quotes which bring up important concepts and expose shallow research, shallow thinking or cognitive dissonance.
Islam is a barbaric way of life: intra-species predation, not an ideology. It is intolerable and should never be tolerated and there is no possibility of reforming it. Perfection can not be improved, it can only be defiled: “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion.”[5:3] What Allah has perfected,. Muslims can not improve, neither can kuffar.
The Qur’anic enjunctions to wage perpetual war [8:39, 9:29 & 9:123] can not be excised nor amended because Allah’s word is immutable: “No change can there be in the Words of Allâh, this is indeed the supreme success. “[10:64] , “No change let there be in Khalqillâh (i.e. the Religion of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism), ” [30:30], ” None can change His Words.” [6:115], “None can change His Words” [18:27]
What part of “no change” & “none can change” does Dooley not comprehend? Those instructing our officers should become familiar with the subject before they start lecturing.
Islam is cultic, its founder arranged marriages, married a juvenile, lusted after an infant and made himself the final arbiter in all matters spiritual & temporal. We need to quit describing and recognizing Islam as a religion. It is a way of life with a contrived religious component which motivates its fighting forces and camouflages its predatory nature. Cutting off Saudi Arabia’s cash flow is not practical. There is no real support for a boycott of Saudi oil.
Nuking Mecca & Medina would be a waste of bombs. Instead of breaking Islamic morale, it would unite the Ummah in passionate hatred. Military victory requires extinction. If one Muslim remains, he will recruit others, build a fighting force, and resume attacks. A Muslim’s eternal destination is dependent on his participation in jihad: either the fire or the celestial bordello. To see this for yourself, read 9:38-39 & 61:10-13. While there is Islam, there will be war. Islam must be completely eradicated, there is no other solution.
Defeating Islam militarily will require nuking major Muslim population concentrations; killing Mullahs, Imams & Mufties, bombing & strafing their funeral processions in mixed population areas. Who is willing to wage total and exterminating war? Islam is, Western Civilization is not. Our cause is lost.
In the second page of their screed, Shachtman & ackerman lead off by showing their true colors.
That treacherous calumny depicts the defender as worse than the attacker and is obviously false. The President of Iran openly dreams of a “world without America”. The attacks on the World Trade Center were intended to destroy our economy. Both Al-Qaeda and Iran seek nuclear weapons, exactly what would they be used for if not to destroy cities?
Muslims are dangerous, posing a real, proximate & persistent existential threat to civilization because of the intrinsic doctrines enshrined in the Qur’an and exemplified by the hadith.. “Jihad is ordained for you” [2:216] “Fight them until” [8:39] “Fight those who… until” [9:29] . “It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. ” [8:67] . “I will cast terror” [3:151, 8:12], “Allah cast terror” [33:26, 59:2]. Muslims are commanded to “strike terror” and “terrify” real and potential enemies [8:57, 8:60].
Morons & Traitors want us to believe that those egregious ayat of mandatory conquest, genocide & terror are metaphorical, anachronistic or deprecated. But Moe said something that proves their maundery to be malignant: “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ ” [Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387]. “I am commanded to fight with men till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is His servant and His Apostle, face our qiblah (direction of prayer), eat what we slaughter, and pray like us. ” [Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2635]. “Jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal” [Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2526] .
The Qur’an & hadith are not the last word; they are codified in Shari’ah: Islamic law. Open Reliance of the Traveller to Book O, Chapter 9 and read through O9.9. Islamic law requires a minimum of one military expedition against disbelievers in every year. “The caliph makes war on Jews…”, “The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim”.
Hedaya, the Hanifi school’s code, tells us that “War must be carried on against the infidels, at all times, by some party of the Muslims.”. “The destruction of the sword is incurred by infidels although they be not the first aggressors”. [Vol. II, Bk. IX, Ch1].
It is obvious that General Dempsey and the authors view the content of the course as politically incorrect.
There is something Western Civilization can do, but it is unconventional and would require a great deal of investment and time. Islam can be significantly weakened by inducing mass apostasy among the Ummah. Plant the seeds of doubt & introspection, set the Ummah questioning; induce them to read Islam’s canon of scripture, tradition, exegesis & jurisprudence. Make them think rationally about what they believe and the practical realities of its implementation.
Show the Ummah how Moe plagiarized the Bible & Apocrypha. Show them how he ‘revealed’ situational scripture to give ‘divine’ sanction to his lusts. Prove to them that Allah is an impotent idol whose threat & promise are vain.
Begin with production & mass distribution of a full length feature documentary on the life of Moe, based on the Sira & authentic hadith. At least two scripts are ready for production. Get it done, translated into Arabic, Urdu & Farsi and distribute it world wide by satellite broadcast & dvd. Since much of the Ummah is illiterate, it is necessary to distribute the Qur’an & hadith in audio format and multiple languages.
Instead of presenting facts and logical arguments, the authors engage in argumentum ad hominem.
What views, and what is false or malicious in them?
Islam is not a religion, it is a Deen: way of life, with a religious component that motivates Muslims to engage in genocidal conquest and prevents victims from recognizing the danger. If it is not imperialistic, then why is Islamic biography & history full of raids, ghazwat, expeditions & conquests? A sample of the table of contents from The Life of Muhammad is appended for your perusal. 1
Creeping Shari’ah embedded this disgusting video of Gen. Dempsey calling the course objectionable, educationally unsound & irresponsible.
- religious freedom & cultural awareness
- totally objectionable
- against our values
- wasn’t academically sound
- academically irresponsible
Religious freedom applies to legitimate religions: theological entities dedicated to right relationships between men, God and each other; benign, anodyne, beneficent & eleemosynary. Islam is a predatory way of life contrived for its founder’s personal emolument through the propagation perpetuation of war. Islam preys upon everyone who has not already submitted to it. To review the documentation of the fatal fact, go to: Islam’s Mercenary Mission and What’s Wrong With Islam & Muslims?
If there is a right to practice Islam, then we have no rights; all our human rights enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and protected by the Constitution are abrogated. To Islam, our blood and property are not sacred and we have no rights until we become Muslims. The practice of Islam entails jihad: warfare against non-Muslims. Allah commanded it, Moe exemplified it, and it is part of an all or nothing package deal, as 2:85 makes clear.
Cultural awareness: Is the General aware of the content of the culture of Islam? What symbol is on the flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? What does that symbol represent? Perhaps the General should read the translator’s footnote to 2:190.
Exactly what is objectionable about accurately naming and describing the enemy when we have been attacked and war is waged against us? I have no doubt that the objector is a Muslim. How many Nazis were in our officer corps in WWII? So why do we enlist and commission the enemy in this war? Why should we care if the enemy objects to being named and described?
What values? Do we now value obfuscation, ignorance, irrationality, surrender & submission over victory to make peace, security and justice prevail?
It was not academically sound: it insanely assumed that Islam is reformable. It insanely assumed that nuking Mecca & Medina would win the war. But its identification and general characterization of enemy doctrine is sound; based on objective factual reality.
The attitude displayed by Gen. Dempsey indicates to me that he might be better suited to writing for Wired than leading the Chiefs of Staff.
The first raid: on Waddan 281
Hamza’s raid to the coast 283
Raid on Buwat 285
Raid on al-’Ushayra 285
Raid on al-Kharrar 286
Raid on Safawan 286
Fighting in the sacred month 286
The change of the Qibla 289
Battle of Badr 289
Zaynab sets out for Medina 314
Abu’l-’As accepts Islam 316
‘Umayr b. Wahb accepts Islam 318
The chapter of The Spoils 321
Names of the Emigrants who fought at Badr 327
Names of the Helpers who fought at Badr 330
Names of the Quraysh prisoners 338
Verses on the battle 340
Raid on B. Sulaym 360
Raid called al-Sawiq 361
Raid on Dhu Amarr 362
Raid on al-Furu’ 362
Attack on B. Qaynuqa’ 363
Raid on al-Qarada 364
Killing of Ka’b b. al-Ashraf 364
Muhayyisa and Huwayyisa 369
Battle of Uhud 370
The Quran on UQud 391
Names of the Muslims slain at Uhud 401
Names of the polytheists slain at Uhud 403
Verses on Uhud 404
The day of al-Raji’ 426
Poems thereon 429
Treachery at Bi’r Ma’una 433
B. al-Nadir exiled 437
Poetry thereon 439
Raid of Dhatu’l-Riqa’ 445
Last expedition to Badr 447
Raid on Dumatu’l-Jandal 449
Battle of the Ditch 456
Attack on B. Qurayza 461
Poetry thereon 470
Killing of Sallam 482
‘Amr b. al-’As and Khalid b. al-Walid accept Islam 484
Attack on B. Lihyan 485
Attack on Dhu Qarad 486
Attack on B. al-Mustaliq 490
Scandal about ‘A.’isha 493
The affair of al-Hudaybiya 499
The willing homage 503
The armistice 504
Those left helpless 507
Women who migrated after the armistice 509
Expedition to Khaybar 510
al-Aswad the shepherd 519
Division of the spoils of Khaybar 521
Affair of Fadak 523
Names of the Dariyun 523
Return of the second batch of emigrants 526
The fulfilled pilgrimage 530
Raid on Mu’ta 531
The occupation of Mecca 540
Khalid followed by ‘Ali go forth as missionaries 561
Khalid destroys al-’Uzza 565
Battle of Hunayn 566
Verses thereon 572
Capture of al-Ta’if 587
Division of the spoils of Hawazin 592
Ka’b b. Zuhayr 597
His ode 598
Raid on TabUk 602
The opposition mosque 609
Those who hung back from the raid on TabUk 610
Destruction of al-Lat 615
Abu Bakr leads the pilgrimage 617
Hassan’s odes on the campaigns 624
The Year of the Deputations 627
The B. Tamim 628
‘Amir b. al- Tufayl and Arbad b. Qays 631
Deputation from B. Sa’d 634
Deputation from’ Abdu’l-Qays 635
Deputation from B. Hanifa 636
Deputation from Tayyi’ 637
Adiy b. Hatim 637
Deputation of Farwa 639
Deputation from B. ‘Zubayd 640
Deputation from Kinda 641
Deputation from al-Azd 642
Deputation from Himyar 642
Farwa b. ‘Amr accepts Islam 644
B. Harith accept Islam 645
The false prophets Musaylima and al-Aswad 648
The farewell pilgrimage 649
Usama’s expedition to Palestine 652
Muhammad’s missions to foreign rulers 652
A summary of Muhammad’s raids and expeditions 659
Ghalib’s raid on B. al-Mulawwah 660
Zayd’s raid on Judham 662
Zayd’s raid on B. Fazara 664
‘Abdullah b. Rawaha’s raid to kill al- Yusayr 665
‘Abdullah b. Unays’s raid to kill Khalid b. Sufyan 666
‘Uyayna’s raid on B. al-’ Anbar 667
Ghalib’s raid on B. Murra 667
‘Amr b. al-’ As’s raid on Dhatu’l-Salasil 668
Ibn Abu Hadrad’s raid on Idam 669
His raid on al-Ghaba 671
‘Abdu’l-Rabznan’s raid on Dumatu’l-Jandal 672
Abu ‘Ubayda’s raid to the coast 673
Salim b. ‘Umayr’s raid to kill Abu’ Afak 675
‘Umayr b. ‘Adiy’s raid to kill’ Asma’ 675
Capture of Thumama b. Athal 676
‘Alqama’s raid 677
Kurz’s raid on the Bajilis 677
‘Ali’s raid on the Yaman