Email Rant

I get frustrated when I get emails like the one below regarding Islam.

Here is my response. You will find what I am responding to just below my quick rant/response.


I see this as a bit far-right conservative. This is pretty reactionary in many ways. Moreover, it is anti-intellectual in that it assumes Americans lack the ability to think and reason — as the late historian Richard Hofstadter contends; I hear this exact stuff on Sunday; or on one of the many American Protestant religious stations; or on the campus of HCHS when “folks” offer up a prayer that we “inject” and allow for more Christians in government. Historically, we continue to talk about the faith of W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. I think Americans are smarter than this email. This is a paranoid fundamentalist that has read very little in a rational sense and lacks the ability to process and synthesize notions of articulate reason. I might be wrong. And if so, chalk it up with my working list.

The email in circulation:

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book:  Slavery, Terrorism and Islam:  The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.

Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult.  In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components.  The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.
When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.

Here’s how it works:

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens.  This is the case in:

United States — Muslim 0.6%
Australia — Muslim 1.5%
Canada — Muslim 1.9%
China — Muslim 1.8%
Italy — Muslim 1.5%
Norway — Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.  This is happening in:

Denmark — Muslim 2%
Germany — Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
Spain — Muslim 4%
Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.  For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims.  They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply.  This is occurring in:

France — Muslim 8%
Philippines — 5%
Sweden — Muslim 5%
Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law.  The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions.  In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings.  Any non-Muslim action offends Islam and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.  Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections in:
Guyana — Muslim 10%
India — Muslim 13.4%
Israel — Muslim 16%
Kenya — Muslim 10%
Russia — Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

Bosnia — Muslim 40%
Chad — Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania — Muslim 70%
Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
Qatar — Muslim 77..5%
Sudan — Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Palestine — Muslim 99%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace.  Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
Somalia — Muslim 100%
Yemen — Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

“Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel.” — Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law.  The national police do not even enter these ghettos.  There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities.  In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large.  The children attend madrasses.  They learn only the Koran.  To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death.  Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.
Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population.  But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers.  Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century.

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book:  Slavery, Terrorism and Islam:  The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.
Well, boys and girls, today we are letting the fox guard the henhouse.  The wolves will be herding the sheep!
Obama appoints two devout Muslims to Homeland Security posts.  Doesn’t this make you feel safer already?
Obama and Janet Napolitano appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim, as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim who was born in Damascus, Syria, as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).
NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant…?  Just wondering.
Devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions?  Doesn’t this make you feel safer already??

Was it not “Devout Muslim men” who flew planes into U.S.  buildings 8 years ago?
Was it not a Devout Muslim who killed 13 at Fort Hood?
Please forward this important information to any who care about the future of our respective countries.


5 thoughts on “Email Rant

  1. Eddie,

    Unfortunately, this filthy and crass language towards Islam is more powerful than any argument you, I or any other historian will ever make. I chalk it up to, oh, a millennium of bad blood between ‘christendom’ and Islam. You cannot erase this kind of history, even if it is intolerant. In the end, though, it is important to remember that this sort of blind, accusatory language permeates both ends of the poli-religious system. It is always the people furthest from compromise who bicker the most about compromise.

  2. This is disgusting. It makes me fear my countrymen; I am more and more dismayed at the level of discourse (if we can even call it that) I see happening lately. Voices like ours seem to be getting smaller by the day.

  3. I was struck by the e-mail’s opening statement:

    “Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

    Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

    Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.”

    If we, as Christians, are to take our faith as seriously and holistically as it is presented in the gospels, then there is no way every occurrence of the word ‘Islam’ couldn’t conceivable be replaced with ‘Christian.’ Well, except for that ‘beard’ part which, truth be told, I’ve never heard discussed outside of homosexual relationship cover-ups. Anyway, isn’t every religious belief system supposed to affect everything about a believer? Does not my Christianity affect the way I perceive military might or governmental concerns? The only difference is that this e-mail’s author doesn’t practice Islam so the way Islam affect its practitioners is troublesome to the author. It’s either us or them, apparently.

    Like you, I believe that many Americans are smart enough to read beyond this e-mail and see the fear behind it, but it still sells come election season. If we can’t overcome this us/them binary that has always infected our American psyche, then we cannot move forward as a society. The world is shrinking and the time has long passed where we could successfully isolate ourselves from ‘them’ and expect things to remain okay.

  4. Cult: any group that you either hate or don’t understand.

    Probably one of the most useless words in the English language.

  5. Unfortunately, most Americans have little understanding of Islam or its history. 9/11 brought a lesson about Islam to Americans, it was not the first lesson, but it was the most potent.

    Islam IS a 100% system of life.
    All one need do is visit any Islamic culture or country ruled by sharia law to understand this.

    Websites and blogs such as these continue to gloss over and minimize the violent, oppressive and misogynistic roots of Islam.

    Islam is past due for a reformation. And in order to join the community of civilized cultures, this reformation needs to begin soon, within the coming decades.

    If the forces of Islam whether extremist or moderate continue on their current path, without an attempt at reformation, then a clash of civilizations is all but certain and Americans will soon be given ANOTHER violent lesson about its true nature.

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