Mateen Elass writes:
As a religion, Islam operates in the currency of power. Its god is Allah, the god of sovereign power, who commands all other powers (including human will) to submit before his throne. His followers shout ‘Allahu akbar,’ meaning literally ‘Allah is greater,’ a triumphalist challenge against any other powers – this is a religious twist on the boast, “Anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better than you…”
So Muslims are bred to see the world in terms of power struggles, and are quick to note who has the power in a particular setting, and how to plot to accrue power over those presently ascendant, all for the sake of Islam. Since Islam is the religion of Allah, and Allah holds all the cards, Islam should be on a trajectory to rule the planet by overcoming all non-Muslim centers of power.
As the greatest of these non-Muslim centers, the USA has been labeled “the Great Satan,” i.e., the greatest earthly enemy standing in the way of Islamic world domination. Since Muslims know and respect power, even that of an enemy, the USA until recently had been safe from serious challenge by the Muslim world, knowing that any full-scale assault against America would result in a massive use of force to protect this nation and eliminate the aggressors.
However, this present administration has sent a different message to the Muslim world. Thinking that it is showing friendship and respect by pulling back our influence and presence in the Muslim world, the Obama administration, through meekness and indecision, has instead conveyed to the power-brokers of Islam that the USA has become weak and ineffectual before the challenges of Islam.
This is the central reason behind the recent actions of the Islamic Republic of Iran in first capturing and detaining American sailors, then in photographing them in positions of surrender and helplessness, then awarding medals of valor to its own military for this “great victory” over America, and then recreating the humiliation of these US sailors by releasing pictures of a tearful seaman and by play-acting the event before its citizenry in yesterday’s 37th anniversary parade marking the birth of the Iranian revolution. The servile words of John Kerry and Barack Obama complimenting the Iranians on their magnanimity and generosity toward our captive soldiers completed the picture of a one-time world power now kneeling before a would-be world tyrant.
Our present foreign policy, projecting weakness and docility in the eyes of Muslim leaders and terrorists, is doing more to create global instability and chaos than the acts of any rogue regime or terrorist band. America must reclaim her role as a world superpower willing to flex her muscles strongly enough to dissuade any groups probing for weaknesses in resolve or might. Only then will the power-brokers of Islam retreat from engagement, watching and waiting for future opportunities to enslave the world for Allah.
This apostate knows the world out of which he escaped. He knows the mind of Islam; its single-minded adoration of what the Bible calls Moloch. Its ‘theology’, such as it is, boils down in the end to nothing but what one astute 19th-century western scholar and observer called “a pantheism of force”. Dominance for domination’s sake; absolutely amoral, indeed, rejecting the ‘fetters’ of morality precisely because they delineate limits. The result is that rape – and not rape simple, but rape with sadistic embellishments, rape-and-murder, gang rape, sexual mutilations and extreme perversions, the rape of children, the rape of the dead and of animals – is the paradigm of sexual relationship; Eros is devoured by Thanatos. And Slavery and Murder become the paradigm for political relationships; Thanatos also devours government within the dar al Islam, because the ultimate expression of amoral dominance is not merely to rob or torment or enslave others, but to annihilate them, to make them deader-than-dead, and as many of them as possible; and thus, mass-murdering sadistic despots have sprung up from out of the ummah in extraordinary numbers. Over against something like *that* all sane and decent infidels are as justified in the deployment and unapologetic projection of overwhelming force, as the police are when confronted by the psycho serial killer. Did the British in India seek to use only sweet reason with the members of the Thuggee cult? Islam is worse, because far more powerful and widespread, than the Thuggees ever were.
The answer to those who seek domination should always be “No!”, and the refusal needs to be backed up by force. Yet, when I hear see the Catholic bishops welcoming Muslim refugees or Lord Rabbi Sacks going on about loving the stranger even if the refugees are sworn enemies, or “Time Magazine” heaping praise on the cultrually suicidal Angela Merkel, I have my doubts about the future.