The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) by Robert Spencer

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Islam professional Robert Spencer finds Islam's ongoing, unshakable quest for worldwide conquest and why the West this present day faces an analogous risk because the Crusaders did—and what we will be able to examine from their event.

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Byzantines] by their love of God . . They live by the bow, the sword, and debauchery, finding pleasure in taking slaves, devoting themselves to murder, pillage, spoil . . ”18 PC Myth: Islam is a religion of peace that has been hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists This, of course, is the mother of all PC myths about Islam. Yet its persistence and resilience in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary, both from Islamic theology and today’s newspapers, is not simply due to naïve multiculturalism and cynical duplicity.

Islamic apologists and their non-Muslim allies frequently try to make a case for moral equivalence between Islam and Christianity: “Muslims have been violent? So have Christians. Muslims are waging jihad? Well, what about the Crusades? The Qur’an teaches warfare? ” You can find that sort of thing in all religious traditions we’re told. None of them is more or less likely to incite its followers to violence we’re assured. 26 The Qur’an: Book of War BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB Just Like Today: The peaceful verses still abrogated T he doctrine of abrogation is not the province of long-dead muftis whose works no longer carry any weight in the Islamic world.

996), a Maliki jurist, declared: Jihad is a precept of Divine institution. Its performance by certain individuals may dispense others from it. We Malikis maintain that it is preferable not to begin hostilities with the enemy before having invited the latter to embrace the religion 38 Islam: Religion of War of Allah except where the enemy attacks first. ”10 Likewise, Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328), a Hanbali jurist who is a favorite of Osama bin Laden and other modern-day jihadists, proclaimed: Since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost, therefore according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought.

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