3/06/2008

Islam at Home

Recent conversations with John on this blog reminded me of an article I had seen a couple of years ago called “The convert” by Cal Thomas. The full text of the article is here. An excerpt follows.

…[Sam] Soloman was brought up in the Islamic tradition and became a "recruiter," which he says is something like an assistant teacher. One of his responsibilities was "brainwashing people in the Koran." He tells me "The suicide bombers go through stages, and the most important stage is not when they blow themselves up. The most important stage is conforming them to the [Muslim] ideology. Once they are conformed to the ideology, the rest is easy. That is the role I had."

…Mr. Soloman is in double trouble. Not only did he abandon Islam and the terrorists' objectives, he has become a Christian, which has marked him for death…

Mr. Soloman speaks with knowledge, credibility and conviction. He has memorized large sections of the Koran and tells me, "There's not a single verse in the Koran talking about peace with a non-Muslim, with the Jews and the Christians. Islam means submission. Islam means surrender. It means you surrender and accept Islamic hegemony over yourselves." I ask him about the best strategy for fighting it: "It cannot be combated simply by force. It needs to be combated ideologically, spiritually [as well as] through arms."

...He says: "They are infiltrating and undermining every part of this society...There are 29 banks in the United States promoting Islamic banking. Since 1999, Dow Jones has launched Dow Jones Islamic Index and has subjected itself to be governed by an international Shariah board." (Shariah is the religious law of Islam outlined in the Koran.)

Mr. Soloman adds, "The Islamic organizations have their missionaries and
there are active or sleeping cells in this country." He mentions one, Tablighi
Jamaat, "a Pakistani organization that is hand-in-glove with the Wahaabis,
strong Muslim sects known for their strict observance of the Koran, and a strong
facilitator of al Qaeda and other factions of terrorism. They alone have 1,000
missionaries in New York, 50,000 across the United States. This is only one
organization. In 1994, I took a map and started putting pins in it. I found
there is not a single state without a mosque. Since then [the number] has
increased."

(See also information on life under Islamic rule here.)

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