This is a reprint of a stunning article by the late
George Mason of 6th Column Against Jihad.
Americans could lose their struggle against Islamic Jihad
or be forced into an extreme, mutually-destructive, war, if they do not correct
their most serious, and most under-recognized, vulnerability. This is the
vulnerability non-Islamic Americans share and can be called their "religion
barrier." It means that they accord Islam the same respect that they accord
Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, etc. simply because Islam is a religion.
Americans need to reprogram this aspect of their thinking in order to see Islam
for what it is and to be able to deal with it definitively.
Americans religion barrier permeates our culture.
Here is a paragraph of President George W. Bush's commencement address to the
Air Force Academy, on 3 June 2004, illustrating the problem:
"History is once again witnessing a great clash. This is not a clash of
civilizations. The civilization of Islam, with its humane traditions of learning
and tolerance, has no place for this violent sect of killers and aspiring
tyrants. This is not a clash of religions. The faith of Islam teaches moral
responsibility that ennobles men and women, and forbids the shedding of innocent
blood. Instead, this is a clash of political visions (emphases mine)."
This short passage fully captures this very serious, and potentially fatal, flaw
in American thinking, and take note--meaning well but staying ignorant will get
us all killed.
Let us set some context for understanding the problem and then correct it.
The "Cloaking Device" That Islam Is
Islam is a global movement, the goal of which is to bring every living human
being on the planet under its crushing totalitarian rule, the likes of which has
never before been seen. Some of Islam is obvious and easy to identify. Some of
it, however, lies beneath the surface, like an iceberg. The true nature of Islam
sports a remarkable disguise.
No other movement, not even Fascism or Communism, has been so determined to
conquer the world and rule with such rigid, detailed, complete control over the
day-to-day activities of the lives of everyone on the planet. Islam has a
multi-pronged plan in place to accomplish this goal, and it is being implemented
with increasing success throughout the world. Islam seeks to make the rest of
the world become just like it: squalid, backward, and primitive.
Wherever it interfaces with populations it has not yet conquered, Islam destroys
buildings, blows up men, women, and children, and imposes tight controls on
people's lives. Islam is nihilism personified. Most of the worlds wars and
conflicts are due to aggression caused by Islamists, fueled by Islam's evil
doctrines. Islam brainwashes its own children, as well as the children of the
conquered, in order to assure that future generations will continue carry out
Jihad. This has been going on for 1400 years, yet the movement remains unopposed
in any meaningful way anywhere in the world to this very day.
Why is Islam meeting with so little effective resistance?
The most important reason for its success today is that it has a very clever
"cloaking device." It calls itself a "religion." The evils of Fascism and
Communism, the one passively allowing Christianity, and the other openly
rejecting all religion, were much more visible to the world. These clearly
political movements were content to call themselves just that: "Political
movements." They did not attempt the intellectual fraud of calling themselves
For most of the world's population, a religion is an institutionalized set of
beliefs relating to the divine, and its purpose is to act as a spiritual guide
in the personal lives of its followers. Most of the world's religions embrace,
at least to some degree, the laissez faire attitude of the Golden Rule: "Do unto
others as you would have them do unto you." Judaism and Christianity do not
serve as action plans for world conquest; their sacred documents are not war
manuals that describe some of the cruelest, most inhumane strategies and tactics
ever devised; they receive no divine marching orders to bring the world's
population into submission.
Most of us subscribe to the principle that whatever philosophy we choose as
roadmaps for our lives, be it related in some way to a divine source or not, is
a matter of our personal choices. We can talk to each other about the pros and
cons of each others belief systems; we can try to persuade each other to adopt
our views. That is where it ends. Force plays no role here. For Islam, there is
just one acceptable religion and way of life: Islam. Force is indispensable to
the implementation of Islam's agenda.
Since Islam claims about one billion adherents, it is often called one of the
"three great religions," along with Judaism and Christianity. Americans,
accepting Islam as one of the big three, accord Islam the same respect they give
to Judaism and Christianity.
I once shared some of these confusions about Islam. Stripping Islam of its
"cloaking device" that makes it fully visible to everyone has made it easier for
me to see Islam clearly. For example, I feel no self-consciousness about
thinking about Islam divorced from any association with a deity. Freed, I cannot
stand by, seeing so many good, patriotic Americans utterly paralyzed in so much
of their thinking about Islam, simply because they cannot cross this "religion
How Americans View Religion
What blinds religious Americans to the realities of Islam? Part of the answer
lies in how they regard religion per se.
From early childhood, most Americans are taught that religion is a personal
matter and not a subject of polite conversation (unless you know someone well
enough to know that you will not tread on toes by having such a discussion). You
learn that religion must be accorded "special handling," and that religion is
"above criticism." By the time they reach adulthood, many people have developed
a powerful aversion to regarding any religion as anything other than basically
good. It goes like this: Religion is good; Islam is a religion; therefore, Islam
Muslims exploit this Achilles heel in Americans. Groups such as the Council for
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) follow the pattern of the civil rights
industry. Any whiffle of critical questioning or criticism of Islam brings the
cheap suits of CAIR to full throat. As a result, many critics of Islam, infected
with political correctness, back down. Were they secure in their positions,
critics would stand up to these pressure groups to defend their values. Islamic
pressure groups, meanwhile, masterfully exploit the confusion by playing this
"religion card," along with racial, cultural, and immigrant cards, all of the
current tools of "victimism."
Jihadists wreak death and destruction over and over, in a global "ring of fire"
all around the world, wherever Islam meets non-Islam. Their fellows create
mayhem inside America, paralyzing its citizens with doubts about their
relationship with Islam. They do it for Allah and Islam. In the sense that
Muslims get away with their bullying and their demands for special treatment,
privileges, and unfair, undeserved advantages, it all means that we are not only
accepting, but reinforcing Muslim bad behaviors and assertions. This makes us
our own worst enemy.
The goal of Islam is to force all of the world's people to submit. "Submission"
is the meaning of the word "Islam." Submission will be accomplished through
force or by voluntary conversion. (I must add here the extremely powerful
attraction of Islamia to Nazism when the latter "flowered.")
For this reason, we need to close off all avenues exploited by Islamists, from
immigration to deception to intimidation. But, before we can do that, we must
strip Islam of its "protected" status as a "religion" in the minds of good
Can Islam Pass Evidence Tests?
(1.) Sources of Islam
A billion believing Muslims do not make Islam true just because they believe it.
Muslims believing that Islam is a religion must provide some evidence for their
claims to have any credence. They point to the Koran and the books of the Sunnah,
as though these books offer self-evident proof of their assertions. Few have
ever called Islamists' bluff to show how these same books actually totally
invalidate Islam rather than substantiate it.
Islam is the complete fabrication of a man named Muhammad, who lived in the
seventh century A.D. Muhammad was an illiterate who proclaimed that Allah
revealed Islam to him through the Angel Gabriel. How do we know? Muhammad said
so. That's it: He said so! Millions of Muslims have surrendered their lives to
the soul-destroying Islam solely on a say-so. Judaism and Christianity have done
far, far better than this to substantiate their faiths to their believers.
You and I could do what Muhammad did. We could make up some documents and
sermons, proclaim them to be revelations from a deity, give components special
names, and declare all of it a religion. It would be true because we say it is
true. Our ad hoc religion has exactly the same validity as Islam's claims. If
huge numbers believe us, and accept our religion, does it make it true? Of
course not. Islam gets its credit as a religion because so many people believe
in it. If a billion people believe in the Religion of the Great Pumpkin, do
their large numbers make it true?
I cannot improve on the proof of Islam's fraudulence more than that provided by
Craig Winn in his new book, Prophet of Doom (Cricketsong Books, 2004). He makes
a complete case, using founding documents of Islam, and objective scientific
research sources. Ibn Warraq's outstanding book, Why I Am Not a Muslim, makes
the same case, but uses a different, equally valuable approach. Together, they
Qusayy, Muhammad's great, great, great grandfather was a pagan, of course. He
ran a religious scam in Mecca, which centered about pagan Arabs' worship of
pre-Islamic gods in the rocks of the Kaaba, the large cube in the allegedly
holiest spot in Mecca. One of the pagan gods at the time of Qusayy was named
"Allah" ("god" in Arabic is a different word, "ilah," which sounds quite a bit
like "Allah" to our ears), sort of like "Joe" or "Sam." Allah was one of 360
gods. He wore three hats. He was a moon god whose special interest was
agriculture, as well as a god of the sword and war. He was selected as
Muhammad's favorite because of the last two hats. His symbol was the crescent
moon, a familiar sight atop many a minaret.
Qusayy was the Meccan "conventioneer par excellence," promoting and controlling
the ceremonies, rituals, and all activities of pagan Arabs coming to Mecca on
Hajj (yes, it was going on with exactly the same rituals many decades before
Islam) to worship the stone gods of the Kaaba. He ran concession stands,
facilities for room and board, transportation, and regulated rituals,
procedures, and all access to the Kaaba. This religious scam was Qusayy's
livelihood at least 80 years before Muhammad was born, and it was apparently
profitable. Even Qusayy invented little; he used the customs, practices, and
superstitions of the tribalists. Qusayy's genius was in his conventioneering.
After Qusayy died, his family inherited Qusayy's Meccan religious scam.
Muhammad, a sort of adoptee, was kept out of inheriting any of the business by
Qusayy's descendents. In time, Muhammad took Qusayy's "five pillars" Kaaba
concession from his descendents by force. He then claimed these practices and
sites as original to his own invention, which he named "Islam," and he cemented
his position by having his soldiers annihilate anyone who objected. He kept the
black stone god, Allah, and used the sword to ban all the other pagan gods.
(POD, page 94) "Allah and the Kaaba predated Muhammad by five generations. He
didn't invent them. Nor did he conceive the pagan rituals, fairs, holy months,
fasts, prostrations, taxes, and pilgrimages that made these things worth
Muhammad initially had a series of gods. His first god was nameless. His second
god was named "Ar-Rahman," which he used interchangeably with "Lord." Later, he
used "Lord, Ar-Rahman, and Allah." Allah shows up as Mohammad's sole god much
later, in his final phase in Medina, after he had already become a full-blown
Only Muhammad ever "heard" any of Allah's "revelations," and gave only his say
so as evidence of these revelations. The entire Koran is only what he said it
Muhammad was illiterate. His deity made "revelations" which conveniently
appeared whenever he wanted something, including the wives of others, booty, or
death sentences. Muhammad made up Islam as he went along, changing what he
claimed was the "unchangeable word of his god" to fit current needs and
"abrogating" earlier, usually more benign, revelations from the same alleged
god. His claim to be a prophet was just that, his claim, having not a shred of
evidence, much less proof.
(POD, p.58) "Islam was derived in part from an offshoot of the religious scam
concocted by Nimrod in Babylon" (POD, p107). "Islam isn't the religion of
Abraham or the doctrine of the prophet Muhammad. It is the religion of Qusayy."
You can read it for yourself, in the founding documents of Islam, or in modern
synopses, or in the masterful collection in Prophet of Doom.
Another Islamic lie is that Allah revealed the Koran in Arabic so that
"knowledgeable Arabs" could understand it. At the time of the illiterate
Muhammad, Arabic was a language still in its infancy in its birthplace in Syria.
It did not achieve widespread use in Arabia, where Mohammad lived, until a
century or two after Muhammad's death. Few, if any, in Muhammad's time knew any
Arabic. So few knew any reading or writing at all, that none of the Koran was
written for decades after the death of Muhammad. Instead, it was transmitted
orally, which was a strong tradition among illiterate peoples. Certainly none of
it was ever written by Muhammad, who was illiterate, like so many of his
fellows. There are claims that some followers wrote verses on leaves and the
like -- not the sort of material likely to survive for long periods. Nothing of
the sort whatsoever survives, with little wonder.
The language question is just one of a seemingly infinite number of questions
casting doubts on the validity of the Koran as it has been purported to be. Even
more questions cast doubt all of the rest of Islam.
Might there have been a few other Muslim cooks making up the stew of Islam?
Following stunningly successful conquests by Arabs of what used to be large
portions of the Roman Empire, Islamic clerics collected and codified the Quran
and other Islamic doctrines. (POD, p. 100) Until the Koran was first written
some 100 years after the death of Muhammad, and for the next 200 years after
that, Islam existed only as oral traditions, fashioned to retain some material,
eliminate others, and to add yet other material to get a desired result, which
we now call Islam (POD, p. 61). "[T]he Islamic clerics in Baghdad who fleshed
out the Quran in the eighth century attempted to make it seem more religious by
usurping myths and fables from the Talmud, uninspired Jewish folklore." "Every
Islamic doctrine and ritual existed before the Quran, Muhammad, or even the
first Muslim graced our world. As Ishaq [Muhammad's first biographer, about 120
years after Muhammad's death] has correctly explained, Islam was practiced in
all of its glory before the Islamic prophet was born." (Emphasis mine.)
Koranic errors, lies, and contradictions run rife; other Islamic founding
documents fare just as poorly. Islam gets away with it for two reasons. The
first reason is that Islamists' proclaim the Koran and supportive works to be
the Word of Allah, thereby making any change blasphemous and punishable by death
(stoning, beheading, whatever). The second reason comes from the power of Islam
to shut down all inquisitiveness in its believers, who are made to fear to
Muhammad himself was a thoroughly evil man. Quoting Prophet of Doom (p. 3), "He
became a pirate, dictator, and terrorist leader. He used Quranic scripture to
justify horrific behavior: pedophilia, incest, rape, torture, assassinations,
thievery, mass murder, and terror all in an unbridled orgy of sex, power, and
money." This picture of Muhammad comes from the founding documents of Islam.
Nobody has to make up anything. The founding documents themselves tell all.
Once he had gathered enough followers, Muhammad changed from evangelist to
conquistador. He was a barbaric savage, claiming Islam as the authority for his
behavior. He was the first "Islamic terrorist," and he set the standard which
Islamists follow to this day.
Muhammad competed with his contemporaries, Maslamah and Zayd, who preached the
pagan Hanif doctrine in the local culture. Hanif was almost identical to Islam;
Muhammad incorporated these beliefs whole-cloth into Islam, even stealing Zayd's
poetry. Muhammad became the dominant prophet after winning a huge battle in
which he destroyed his competition.
He lived among Jews, and spent a lot of time interacting with them, prior to
killing them. He "lifted" liberally from their traditions. Islam plagiarized
big-time from Judaism and the Bible, and capitalized on their terms, such as
God, Prophet, Angel Gabriel, Satan, Heaven, and Hell. Islam has never been more
than "Judeo-Christianity-Lite" at best.
Every time he wanted something, Muhammad said that Allah gave him the
"revelation" that authorized his actions. Muhammad made up each and every one of
these alleged revelations. One authorization allegedly given Muhammad by his
"Allah" was for wife stealing, later topped off by his marriage to a
six-year-old girl. This wonderful fellow, however, waited until she was nine to
consummate the marriage. Does this Muhammad remind you of Jesus and his Apostles
or of the great leaders of Judaism?
Jihad was created by Muhammad to justify his power lust and that of his
followers. He justified his terrorism as the most efficient means of spreading
the faith. Remember, Islam exists solely to justify terror and bloody conquest
by its adherents. To this day, it faithfully retains its original agenda, and
all the means it adopted to implement it. It exists unchanged since its
invention almost 1400 years ago.
Muhammad intended for "Jihad" to be a bloody instrument of conquest, looting,
and enslaving. He led many genocidal missions. His personal cut of the booty was
20%, which he said Allah "told him" to take. He ordered murder on a wholesale
basis which Hitler, Stalin, and Mao could only hope to emulate centuries later.
Mohammad's life was a horror story on the grandest of scales.
In the West, Islam gets away with so many lies (deception is an official weapon
in the Islamic war chest) because so many Westerners remain so ignorant about
it. Too few pick up the easily available, well-written materials which shine the
spotlight of truth on Islam. For example, if anyone wants a "quick fix," read
Ibn Warraq's Leaving Islam. This book presents "real life stories" from those
who left Islam. No one could begin to make up the real difficulties these people
endured. This book is a great start into understanding Islam.
Says the Prophet of Doom, "While the Islamic holy books aren't historically
reliable, they are Islam, not a version, interpretation, or corruption of Islam,
but the essence of the religion. Muhammad can be no different than those books
Here, then, is a summary of some of what we know about Islam thus far:
1. "Allah" is a proper name. It is not the translation of the Arabic word for
"God." Allah never existed as a supreme deity, then or now. He was a pagan
moon-sword-war god in the pagan Arab pantheon that existed long before Islam was
invented, and he "lived" in a black rock, in the Kaaba.
2. Allah did not "reveal" the Koran to Muhammad; Muhammad made it all up.
Muhammad was not Allah's apostle or prophet. The reason he claimed revelations
from an omnipotent deity was to grant himself the moral authority to act as his
3. Muhammad stole every bit of what eventually became "Islam" from various
existing sources in local culture, and ineptly plagiarized the Jewish Talmud,
Jewish religious documents and practices, and the Christian Bible. At best,
Islam is Judeo-Christianity-Lite.
4. The SOLE evidence for the validity of Islam comes from Muhammad's own mouth.
5. All of the founding documents of Islam were written from 100 - 300 years
after the death of Muhammad, and all came from oral sources. Despite what
Muslims believe, these founding documents raise many doubts about their
authenticity, validity, and "holiness."
6. Muhammad created Islam as a means to achieve power over Arabia and to plunder
it; he also used it as a means to effect revenge on those who opposed him.
Muhammad was one of the bloodiest terrorists and conquistadors in history. He
acted out all of his profound evil in the name of his creation "Islam" and
called the process "Jihad."
7. Islam is a political movement and a scam, a con game, run by clerics and
warlords for their personal profit and to keep and expand their power base.
What we really know about Islam is that it is a set of lies, confabulations, and
above all, justifications for totalitarianism. It is immensely attractive to
those who feel incompetent and lack self-confidence because it provides them a
psychological and moral "exoskeleton," superficially masking their inadequacies.
It is as alien to the spirit and teachings of most other religions as though it
had come from an extraterrestrial source. If it did not have the 1400 year
history of acceptance by millions of adherents, it would be held in the contempt
and ridicule is deserves, and summarily discarded by all humans who become aware
of it. The success of its continuing presence and influence comes from how Islam
is culturally transmitted, a story for another time.
How do Judaism and Christianity deal with criticism of their faiths? They offer
arguments in their defense. They do not issue "fatwas" against the critics (a
"fatwa" is a religious edict with the power of law).
How does Islam take criticism? It does not. Official doctrine condemns critics
to death. In some cases, Islamists provide the non-Muslim critic with an
opportunity to convert to Islam. If he refuses, he may be condemned to death. If
the critic is a Muslim, then criticism brings him death. No one is allowed to
question the truth of Islam, even where contradictions are obvious. One must
accept, submit, believe, or face horrendous, Koranic-style punishment.
Islamists regard "good Muslims" as those who are fully consistent practitioners
of Islam. Wahhabis from Saudi Arabia and Khomeinists from Iran are the best of
these "good Muslims." All other Muslims are considered evil because they do not
practice Islam consistently. Therefore, they are as much targets of the "good
Muslims" as Americans and other infidels are.
What does Judaism or Christianity do when one of their faithful renounces his or
her faith? The Church or Synagogue attempts to persuade, or even pressure, the
person, friends, and family to stop this person from becoming an apostate. They
may disown or shun him. In the long run, however, apostasy has no more impact
than dropping a magazine subscription. Such is not the case for Islam: If you
renounce Islam, you are condemned to death. This is not negotiable. This is
Islam, the Islam that tries to call itself a "religion."
Naming Islam for What It Is
Let us make the emotional leap, a leap that is really a small, intellectual
step: Stop regarding Islam as a "great religion," worthy of your protection it
from scrutiny and criticism.
Call it a religion, if you must, because it uses your religion's language and
has many believers. But, recognize it for the political evil that it is and its
unremitting agenda of world-wide conquest. Your life, the lives of your loved
ones, the existence of your country, and of all your values depend on it. You
will never be able to stop Muslims and their apologists from proclaiming Islam
to be a great religion. They will always demand that you respect it and give it
a blank check. You cannot reason with them, so stop trying. Reason only with
yourself and other rational human beings. Stop buying into Muslim
Start calling Islam what it is.
Call it a toxic ideology, a death cult, even your death sentence. In fact,
Islam, among other things, is a vicious political movement, which gives itself a
mantle of respectability and gets away with its actions only by providing itself
with the "cloaking device" of religion. Islam is totalitarianism. It wants to
conquer you, and kill you and yours. It wants to destroy everything you value.
If you do not withdraw your sanction of Islam, you will play right into the
Islamists' hands. This is happening right now at the highest level of
government. We watch our highest officials bowing and scraping to their future
Muslim killers, while reassuring our people that Islam is peaceful, that Islam
is a great religion, that Islam is wonderful, and worst of all, that Islam has
been hijacked by some bad guys who twist it to their uses. Don't be played like
a Wurlitzer. Islamists are selling you sanitized Islam while practicing the real
thing. It is terribly important to remember that lying and deceit are among
Islam's most valued weapons.
Jump over the religion barrier. Keep your own peaceful religion, which teaches
that the initiation of force is wrong, but that self-defense is right. Recognize
and reject Islam, which has as a central commandment to erase the Infidel --
that's you -- from the face of the earth.
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