3 Jun 2012
Clare Lopez is right about Islam being unwilling to compromise, but she errs in seeing that as a sign of strength.
Islamic culture is very weak. Witness the widespread civil conflicts in the Muslim countries. Major internal problems, such as the water shortages in Iraq and Syria, go unattended due to infighting.
If Islam was a non-religious ideology, like Communism, it would be collapsing now, just as Communism collapsed when people became disillusioned with its failures.
Instead, people cling to Islam for irrational reasons while their lives fall apart and their countries lurch onward like zombies.
4 Jun 2012
The "litany of deficiencies" described by Rhode is the end result of a constant fear of unseen jihadis within Islamic society. All Muslims know, speaking anything counter to Islamic theology, risks death at the hands of Islam’s unseen religious thugs. So no one is willing to ever speak up and question the Islamic paradigm.
(This fear is even starting to permeate Western society. Just look at what happened to Theo Van Gogh and the fear within Europe since the Mohammad cartoons.)
Here is the core problem: The unseen jihadis and the fear they generate, have Islamic society is stuck in a, one of a kind, human social system – a sort of endless loop. (1,400 years without change)
To understand what I am talking about, imagine a computer locked in an endless loop. Every key you hit has no effect. The computer continues to do the same thing, time and time again. Also imagine a (vinyl record) phonograph. The record has a "skip". Each revolution of the turntable the needle plays the same grove over and over again.
Here is how it works.
Within Islam, each generation’s most devout believers train a small percentage of the next generation’s most devout believers that it is OK to commit violence in the name of Islam. This becomes an endless cycle because these devout believers are: (1) Instructed to kill anyone who tries to modify or stop the teaching of this violence. (2) Instructed to be self-initiating. (3) Trained in every part of the Islamic Uma. (4) They blend in with the general population and cannot be easily identified until they commit their acts of violence. (5) The number of these devout believers is high enough to reach a sort of critical mass – which assures continuation of the endless loop.
Until/unless this endless loop is broken – Islam will continue its expansion.
You can read a longer version of my theory at:
4 Jun 2012
Islam might seem 'successful'...in the short term. For in terms of the entire history of the human species - we have been recognisably human for at least 100 000 years - 1400 years is in fact a mere eye-blink. And although the West, and India, and Africa, have suffered grievously, they have not entirely given way, in all that time.
In the long, long term - let's think thousands, even tens of thousands of years - I am not so sure, given the relentless dumbing down that it imposes via both inbreeding (cousin marriage and polygyny, generation after generation, relentlessly diminishes genetic diversity as more and more male lines fail to be perpetuated) and the deliberate war it wages upon every kind of creative thinking.
If resolutely isolated from others on which to parasitise, the Ummah or Mohammedan Mob is spectacularly unsuccessful. During the centuries of the Mamluk dynasty, the total human population of the regions they ruled simply collapsed. The Muslim population in what is now Israel was declining, not increasing, in the early 19th century. Islam desertifies landscapes, reducing their human carrying capacity; Islam wages war ceaselessly upon women in all kinds of ways, so that if there is no modern medicine, and if they cannot keep on making up their self-inflicted woman drought by stealing from the neighbours, their populations would ultimately collapse.
Too much admiration of the apparent 'success' and 'strength' of the Mohammedan Mob seems to me to be dangerous.
Despair, too, is not an option.
And as I contemplate the 'desolation and delusion' (to borrow a phrase from the great American John Quincy Adams) produced by the Ummah or Mohammedan Mob everywhere it goes, the ruin it wreaks on everything it touches, and the ruin manifest in its members, I am reminded of the words of our Lord:
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" - Mark 8: 36.
One could argue that Muslims have sold their souls to the Devil in order to gain Worldly Power. Whereas Christ, invited by the Satan to bow down and worship in order to obtain 'the kingdoms of this world, and the glory of them', refused, whoever it was that established Islam eagerly fell at the feet of the Evil One.
And Power the Ummah has received, indeed; but it have lost everything else. The souls of Muslims have been eaten by Thanatos. They hate and make war upon their women and their children and upon each other, ceaselessly; they hate and attack everyone and everything; and so the universe itself seems constantly to offend them, because they have placed themselves in enmity against the Creation.
If YHWH, the Holy One of Israel, rather than 'allah' the arab demon of blood and war (or is it the child-eating Canaanite Moloch to whom Muslims are really in thrall?), really does have the last word - and as a Christian I am committed to believing and declaring that He does - then in the end, in the long, long term, Islam is doomed, as all evil things are doomed. It will be nothing but chaff, dust or dead grass blown away by the wind.
I encourage people to read M Scott Peck's book 'People of the Lie'. There is much in its anatomy of human - individual and group - and spiritual evil that throws light on the way that Islam and Muslims operate. And he says quite clearly that in his experience and observation the Evil - whether human or demonic - have two enormous blind spots. They do not and cannot comprehend real love; and they do not and cannot comprehend real science, the disinterested and humble pursuit of truth at all costs.
We should not underestimate our current enemy, the Ummah, a murderous and predatory human gestalt that has been the enemy of all human goodness for 1400 years; but we should not overestimate it, either.