Islam Undressed: Today’s News from Peaceful Islam
The near and far history of a people and culture is certainly telling, but the acts and behavior of its members today are inescapably revealing. Through this chapter and its associated Appendix C, we will attempt to identify exactly that, ‘true Islam’, as it is being practiced by large numbers of its devoted followers today. Not 1400 years ago, not a few hundred years ago, not fifty years ago, not even a decade ago, but right now. Even as you read this, ever more newsworthy events are being played out somewhere in the world, probably in several places simultaneously. Undoubtedly many smaller-scale events and actions are also at play, in places nearby and in remote lands which none of us will ever hear about. Because of the prolific, abundant material in this chapter, due to the extraordinary energy and efforts of Islamic extremists worldwide, the actual citations are separated out into Appendix C. The amount of source material is overwhelming and mind numbing, as is the material presented regarding the actions of Islamists throughout all history. As the reader reviews the material here, there is one question he/she should keep in mind. If Islam were truly a religion guided by compassion, mercy, patience, balance and peace as claimed, could the acts recorded in this chapter and Appendix C have taken place?
There is constant bloodshed with Jihad disseminating death and terror. In Southern Sudan alone, Jihad has caused the death of some two million people and generated an even larger number of refugees. The Arab government in Khartoum, Sudan has for decades been conducting a genocidal campaign against the Christian and animist blacks in the south -- a campaign that includes mass starvation, the bombing of hospitals, and slavery. Tens of thousands have been sold into slavery. The Muslim Government of Sudan in February 1998 imposed a veto on humanitarian aid flights to the southern predominantly Christian province of Bahr el-Ghazal, and up to 60,000 men, women and children died of starvation in a matter of weeks. On July 14, 1999 it repeated the ban, leaving 200,000 people starving and trapped without food. Some claim that the Muslim King of Libya, Moamar Ghadafi, is paying Billions of Dollars to Sudan and other African Countries, to kill Christians and make Africa an all Muslim Continent.
In 2003 armed Islamists, some from Pakistan, have been infiltrating the Indonesian isle of Sulawesi. Coinciding with the anniversary of the 2002 Bali bombing, they have attacked five villages, burning churches and homes. The Muslim regional chief of police, brigadier general Taufik Ridha, claims that he does not know the motive of these crimes, even though the attackers separated out Christians (including a six year old girl) and then shot them in the head or hacked them to death; and despite the fact that many of the weapons used were the same as those used by the Laskar Jihad group, responsible for the massacres of Christians in 2000. The Laskar Jihad, under pressure from the Islamic government responding to American demands, claims to have disbanded, which really now seems to be a new Islamic euphemism for ‘reorganizing under a new Jihadic banner’.
This culture of hate has multiple heads from Algeria to Afghanistan, to Indonesia, via Gaza and the West Bank, Damascus, Cairo, Khartoum, Teheran, Turkey, and Karachi. It scatters the seeds of terrorism from one end of the earth to the other. Muslims in Indonesia slaughtered at least 200,000 Christians in East Timor (a former Portuguese colony annexed by Indonesia in 1975) and another 100,000 Christians have been killed in Indonesia proper. Moslem fighters returning from fighting the Russians in Afghanistan murdered over 100,000 in Algeria in the ‘90s. Christians have been pursued, and massacred, and their churches burned down by Jihadists in the Moluccas and other Indonesian islands. The additional death toll in those violent attacks is over 10,000, while an additional 8,000 Christians have been forcibly converted to Islam. Atrocities are also being committed by Jihadists in both the Philippines, and some northern Nigerian states. Hundreds of innocent people died when Jihad struck at the Jewish Community Center of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. In Egypt, Jihadists have massacred Copts (native Egyptians) in their churches and villages, and murdered European tourists. Christians in Pakistan and in Iran live in terror of accusations of blasphemy, which, if "proven", can yield a death sentence. And a cataclysmic act of Jihadic terror resulted in the slaughter of 3,000 innocent civilians of multiple faiths and nationalities in New York, on September 11. As in all offensive Jihadist acts, none of those victims were guilty of any crime. They were murdered and mutilated out of hatred inspired by a destructive and ambitious religious/political philosophy (AKA ‘Fundamentalist Islam’).
Realize that the news releases outlined in Appendix C in no way represent the entire scope of current Jihadists acts against those they target worldwide. Most activities are generally never reported or suppressed by a media who normally prefer to not mention the religious motivations or affiliations behind the stories. Rather these postings are cited to demonstrate the general trend of ongoing activities in support of ‘pure Islam’ for the benefit of those who do not always follow world events closely. Even those who try to keep up with news and trends will learn from this linear presentation of various events all following the same general topic. This first entry separated out has special significance to Americans, as it is regarding an icon of the US Democratic Party, which should always be remembered. Subsequent entries represent some of the major stories starting in Algeria in 1997, with more space given to the more recent activities, up to the date of this writing. Please take the time to review the material in Appendix C, at least until you are thoroughly convinced of the facts of much of mainstream core Islam today.
US History - Jun 5, 1968 Los Angeles, California – Robert Francis Kennedy (Attorney General of the United States, U.S. Senator – Presidential Candidate), was shot dead in 1968 at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel by Sirhan Sirhan. At the time, Kennedy was a Democratic senator and presidential candidate. A Palestinian Arab, Sirhan Sirhan, stepped forward and fired a .22-caliber revolver at Senator Kennedy. Although he was quickly tackled, Kennedy and five others were wounded. Sirhan Sirhan was arrested at the scene and later convicted of first-degree murder and given a life sentence. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died the next day. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is a 25-year-old Palestinian Muslim immigrant who said he felt betrayed by Kennedy’s support for Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. As Yitzhak Rabin wrote in his memoirs: "The American people were so dazed by what they perceived as the senseless act of a madman that they could not begin to fathom its political significance." What was its political significance? According to a report made by a special counsel to the L.A. County District Attorney's office, Sirhan shot Kennedy for his support of Israel, and had been planning the assassination for months. In an outburst during his trial, he confessed, "I killed Robert Kennedy willfully, premeditatedly, and with twenty years of malice aforethought." (Twenty years, of course, date back to Israel's declaration of nationhood in 1948). When Yasser Arafat's Black September terrorist stormed the Saudi Embassy in Khartoum in March of 1973 and took US Ambassador Cleo Noel, Charge d'Affaires George Curtis Moore, and others hostage, Sirhan's release was one of their main demands. On March 2, 1973, after Nixon rejected that demand, Arafat was overheard and recorded by Israeli intelligence and the U.S. National Security Agency giving the code words for the execution of Noel, Moore, and Belgian diplomat Guy Eid, who were shot to death. James Welsh, a Palestinian analyst for the N.S.A., went public with charges of a cover-up of Arafat's key role in the planning and execution of these kidnappings and murders. (There is no statute of limitations on murder.) If Sirhan had acted independently of the PLO, why were they willing to kill Americans to try to gain his freedom?