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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Why Islam Should Be Wiped Off the Map

Prof. Paul Eidelberg

I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. So far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.

Alexis de Tocqueville

[Islam’s massacres in India] are unparalleled in history, bigger in sheer numbers than the [Nazi] Holocaust, or the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks.

Serge Trivkovic

However much institutions, attitudes, and customs have changed, the Muslim approach to politics derives from the invariant premises of the religion and from fundamental themes established more than a millennium ago.

Daniel Pipes

Anyone who has read the Quran as well as Ibn Warraq (Why I Am Not a Muslim), or Robert Spencer (A Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam), or Bernard Lewis (The Crisis of Islam), or Bat Yo’er (Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide), or Kenneth Timmerman (Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America), or Raphael Patai (The Arab Mind), or D. F. Green (Arab Theologians on Jews and Israel), or Melanie Phillips (Londonistan)—anyone, I say, who has read these books knows that Islam, by any other name, is Islam, and that the Quran is the Islamic equivalent of Mein Kampf, as Winston Churchill indicates in his history of the Second World War.

We are now in the midst of a Third, but more subtle and deadlier, World War, and we had better know and vigorously confront the enemy.

It will be infinitely more difficult for freedom-loving nations to win this war if only because their leaders obscure the nature of the enemy. We know there are many Muslims who deplore jihadists. Daniel Pipes estimates that "only" 10 to 15 percent of world’s 1.3 billion Muslims support the jihadist agenda. That’s equivalent to 130 to 195 million Muslims—hardly comforting. Other scholars estimate at least 50 percent of the world’s Islamic population identifies with jihadists—that’s 625 million Muslims!

No less worrisome, Bernard Lewis, the doyen of Islamic scholars, tells us that "Even when Muslims cease believing in Islam, they may retain Islamic habits and attitudes." Various scholars have shown that the distinction between Islamic "moderates" and "extremists" is problematic, affected by changing circumstances. If only for strategic reasons, Islam, regardless of any "politically correct" adjective, should be deemed Islam.

Since the West, as Lewis and Samuel Huntington have shown, is involved in a clash of civilizations with Islam—a clash emphasized by Muslim theologians, writers, and rulers down through the ages—it is exceedingly dangerous to obscure this clash of civilizations when at stake are nothing less than freedom and the sanctity of human life.

Apart from fear of being denounced as "racists," Western statesmen are afraid—reasonably so—that naming the enemy will arouse unruly passions and trigger attacks against law-abiding Muslims. However, by obscuring the nature of the enemy and the magnitude and profundity of the Islamic threat, the leaders of Western nations minimize their people’s awareness of this threat and readiness to support the arduous and even cruel measures required to overcome it.

Notice the anti-Iraq war movement in the West even while England and Europe are being Islamized. Notice the widespread hostility toward Israel despite its having been attacked by Hezbollah, the proxy of Iran, whose president, Mahmoud Ahmaninejad calls for "wiping Israel off the map" and for "a world without America"—meaning a world without Christianity and Judaism.

Nevertheless, America’s very Christian president trivializes Ahmaninejad’s Islamic genocidal designs by seeking to prevent Iran’s development of nuclear weapons by means of diplomacy (or bribery). The president, who referred to the perpetrators of 9/11 as "evil-doers," does not seem to see the driving, historical inspiration of those evil-doers in the hatred of "infidels" inscribed in almost every page of the Quran.

This is why sanctions are not going to prevent Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. But inasmuch as such weapons would enable Iran not only to destroy Israel but also dominate Saudi Arabia and thereby control the oil on which the world’s economy depends, the Iranian regime and its nuclear facilities must be destroyed—and without being squeamish about civilian casualties.

Yet this will not suffice to win the war against Islamdom. Islam is animated by an envious hatred of the West. This envy indicates that Muslim leaders know that Islam is decadent. Two months before the Six-Day War of June 1967 a Syrian army magazine published an article referring to Islam as one of the "mummies in the museums of history."

In The Dream Palace of the Arabs, the renowned Lebanese-born scholar Fouad Ajami of Johns Hopkins University agrees with the most prominent literati of the Arab world who sorrowfully behold the "death of Arab civilization." Daniel Pipes sees in the Muslim world "a pervasive sense of debilitation."

One should add desperation, because Muslim leaders know that Islam’s power rests on oil, which will eventually be exhausted or replaced by another form of energy discovered by Western science—and then Islam will succumb to "infidels." Therefore: Islam, in its cultural death throws, must employ the science of the West to destroy the West so that Muslims, whose life blood is honor or pride, will no longer feel degraded and tormented by the West’s superior civilization.

The enemy’s desperate hatred of the West and lust for vengeance and self-immolation cannot be assuaged. It must be destroyed before it destroys us.

Here let us learn from the enemy. Wherever Islam has conquered, it has destroyed the symbols of other religions, has demolished churches and synagogues and erected mosques upon them.

If the United States dismantles Iran, it had better go further and destroy Mecca and Medina and take over Saudi Arabia, the benefactor of thousands of mosques that have been preaching jihad.

It must be seared in the consciousness of Muslims that despite the teachings of the Quran and Allah, Islam, like Zoroastrianism, is but a shadow of the past, having been conquered by "infidels."


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Capitulation: What Next?

Filed under: RepresentationBeliefs & PerspectivesCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 7:58 am

[Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, August 14, 2006].

Various political analysts have denounced Prime Minister Olmert for accepting the UN Cease-Fire Resolution. Caroline Glick of The Jerusalem Post calls the Resolution an "unmitigated disaster." Ari Shavit of Ha’aretz not only says "Olmert must go," but he blames the decadence of Israel’s ruling elites for this disaster.

A. The UN Resolution

1. The Resolution does indeed signal a victory for Hezbollah and its patrons Iran and Syria—hence a defeat not only for Israel but for the United States. (more…)

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One Reason Why Israel Was Not Prepared For the Present War

Filed under: EthicsBeliefs & Perspectives — eidelberg @ 7:04 am

In 1970, The Review of Politics published my article, "Intellectual and Moral Anarchy in American Society." The thrust of the article was this: American higher education was permeated by the doctrine of moral or cultural relativism—a doctrine that thrives only in democracies.

An American Senator had the article published in the Congressional Record. He saw that moral relativism had penetrated decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court in the all-important area of freedom of expression, where it could readily undermine the moral fabric of American society. (more…)

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The Arab Vote

Filed under: Electorate/DemographicsIslam & Arab — eidelberg @ 6:24 am

Published December 26, 2000

Everyone seems to know why Israel’s security forces have refrained from using adequate force to quell the Arab uprising: fear of a bad media image and UN condemnation. Correct. But there is another and more insidious reason.

Recall that Shimon Peres lost the 1996 election because of the "Grapes of Wrath" mission in Lebanon, which prompted more than 50,000 Arabs to boycott the election. This made Benjamin Netanyahu Israel’s Prime Minister.

This, believe it or not, is one reason why the [Ehud] Barak Government has not used overwhelming force against Arabs! (more…)

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The War in Numbers—IDF in Action

Filed under: EthicsBeliefs & PerspectivesCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 5:54 am

by Tom Carew

If the IAF flew 8,700 sorties, and even if the Lebanese claim of 497 civilians killed were true, that is still 2 dead for every 35 sorties.

A "massacre" ?
Disproportionate ? (more…)

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What is Wrong With the Media?

Filed under: EthicsBeliefs & PerspectivesCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 12:09 am

by Francisco Gil-White

What is wrong with the media? Why can’t it report the Israeli-Lebanese conflict fairly?

A Reuters photographer doctors a photograph in order to attack the Israelis. It turns out this reporter also furnished many photos from the supposed massacre at Qana. And more.

Read article on the HIR website, Historical and Investigative Research - 8 July 2006

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A Lebanese Journalist Writes About the War

Filed under: Islam & ArabBeliefs & PerspectivesCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 8:28 am

by Michael Béhé, in Beirut
(Translated from the French by Llewellyn Brown)

© Metula News Agency

The politicians, journalists and intellectuals of Lebanon have, of late, been experiencing the shock of their lives. They knew full well that Hezbollah had created an independent state in our country, a state including all the ministers and parallel institutions, duplicating those of Lebanon. What they did not know—and are discovering with this war, and what has petrified them with surprise and terror—is the extent of this phagocytosis.

In fact, our country had become an extension of Iran, and our so-called political power also served as a political and military cover for the Islamists of Teheran. (more…)

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A "Revisionist" History of the Amalekites

Filed under: Islam & ArabBeliefs & Perspectives — eidelberg @ 11:51 pm

by Tom Carew

The biblical Amalekites were firmly dealt with by the only possible methods, but that ancient aggressor is at times treated harshly to-day—whenever they are mentioned in the same breath as the current genocidal Irano-Hezb-Allah neo-Nazis.

Any war of aggression about seizing land or political power, or even expelling a people, is one huge step below the genocidal intent of the Nazis, and their heirs.

Even the era of Tzarist pogroms was not in the same league as the eliminationist character of the Nazis, their Croatian "Ustashe" allies, or their current Arab and other Islamic heirs. (more…)

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There Is Not Much Time

Filed under: Islam & ArabBeliefs & PerspectivesCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 6:01 am

Iran has not only declared "Death to Israel"; it has also called for "A world without America."

Israel and America are the bastions of civilization.

Read Melanie PhillipsLondonistan. Britain, steeped in moral relativism or nihilism, is virtually comatose. Christianity there is dying if not dead. The vacuum is being filled by Islam. (more…)

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How the System Brought Israel into Lebanon

Filed under: Democratic MethodsGovernment BranchesCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 1:18 am

[Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, August 7, 2006].

In the August 4 Ha’aretz Magazine, Ari Shavit wrote a remarkable article: he blamed the Israel’s failings in the Lebanese war to Israel’s "governing systems." Shavit, reputedly a Leftist, is calling for systemic change—something I have advocated for decades. Unfortunately, Shavit doesn’t show how Israel’s system is responsible for the Lebanese debacle. That’s what I am now going to do.

Let’s begin with the fact that Labor’s policy of "unilateral disengagement" was the paramount issue of the January 2003 election. The parties that opposed this policy won 84 or 70% of the Knesset’s 120 seats. (more…)

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Optimism, Pessimism, and Realism

Filed under: Islam & ArabUS & Global Policy — eidelberg @ 6:12 am

Middle East expert Daniel Pipes estimates that 10 to 15 percent of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims support the jihadist agenda. How comforting: only 130 to 195 million Muslims on planet Earth are committed to the destruction of Western civilization in general, and of the United States and Israel in particular!

Another expert, Robert Spencer (The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam), offers a pessimistic assessment: "there are indications from various parts of the Islamic world that the actual number of supporters of today’s jihad might be higher." (more…)

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Lebanese report: Hezbollah Planted Disabled Children in Basement to Die

Filed under: EthicsIslam & ArabCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 5:57 am

by Israel Insider staff and partners August 1, 2006

A French language Lebanese publication, citing an unnamed source in Hezbollah, has claimed that the organization placed a rocket launcher on the roof of the notorious building in Qana to provoke an Israeli attack and brought invalid children inside to serve as victims and blacken Israel’s name.

The Lebanese magazine LIBANOSCOPIE, associated with Christian elements which support the anti-Syrian movement called the "March 14 Forces," report that Hizbullah masterminded a plan that would result in the killing of innocents in Qana, in an attempt to foil Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s "Seven Points Plan" calling for deployment of the Lebanese army in southern Lebanon and the disarming of Hizbullah. The magazine reported: (more…)

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A Brainless and Heartless Prime Minister

Filed under: Ethics — eidelberg @ 12:01 am

For Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to announce, in the midst of the present war, that once the war is over he will implement his convergence or realignment plan, is the height of irresponsibility. Such an announcement, coming as it does when the nation is most in need of unity, indeed, when Jews who will be adversely affected by that plan are now fighting in Lebanon—such an announcement reveals Mr. Olmert as both brainless and heartless. It is to be hoped that when this war comes to an end, so too will the tenure of this impossible prime minister.

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Obsession: What The War on Terror Is Really About

Filed under: GENERALIntifada & Terrorism — eidelberg @ 11:37 pm

by Volvi G

Must watch video by everyone in the West to know and understand that WW3 is truly upon us all. Western Media would rather keep you blinded in ignorance. So learn the truth for yourself and don’t say "I never knew, I never realised". Learn the truth for yourself. Realise too that the current onslaught on Israel has nothing to do with ‘Land’ or any ‘Occupation’. It is all part of global Jihad and it behoves you to know the truth. (more…)

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The War Against Israel

Filed under: EthicsForeign PolicyUS & Global PolicyCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 11:57 pm

by Melanie Phillips

The signs are mounting that the atrocity at Qana was not what it originally seemed. Two must-read blogs—Were the Qana Bodies Staged? and Milking it?— suggest the whole thing might have been staged. We have yet to discover the truth of what did actually happen, but the questions are mounting.

The Daily Telegraph—whose once principled support of Israel is now a distant memory as the paper signs up to the psychological pogrom against Israel being perpetrated by Britain’s media—entertains no such doubts. A disgusting headline this morning proclaimed: (more…)

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The Staging of Qana

Filed under: EthicsCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 9:32 pm

by Naomi Ragen

A few things journalists might want to check out, re: Qana.

1. The men parading around with dead children dressed as "rescue workers" are the same man, photographed again and again. He’s the main actor. (See post, "Who Is This Man?").

2. The same man was caught in similar photos in 1996 parading around with a dead child, which means that he is a professional dead-child parader, a very prestigious job that has been created by terrorists concerned about CNN’s ratings. (more…)

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Urgently Needed: A Patton or a Sherman

Filed under: Foreign PolicyOslo/Peace ProcessCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 7:01 am

It’s no accident that the United States named two tanks after its greatest generals, George Patton and William Tecumseh Sherman. Does the Israel Defense Forces have the equivalent of one of these warriors? If so, can he now be placed at the head of the IDF, which of course would require Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz to resign?

But does Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have the guts to place such man at the head of Israel’s army—to snatch victory in the jaws of defeat in Lebanon—and never mind the clamors of the nations and the media? (more…)

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Defeat Via Fear of Collateral Damage

Filed under: EthicsForeign PolicyCurrent Issues — eidelberg @ 10:07 pm

[Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, July 31, 2006.]

When speaking of "collateral damage" or military attacks resulting in civilian casualties, notice that this concept does not seem to apply to any nation other than Israel. Remarkable how Israel alone is blamed for "disproportionate" force against aggression. Hezbollah doesn’t worry about such hypocrisy if only because such notions are foreign to Islam.

Whereas Israel deliberately locates its military bases away from civilian population centers, Hezbollah deliberately locates their weaponry in densely populated areas, even in hospitals, schools and mosques. (more…)

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This Pastor Has Guts!

Filed under: Beliefs & Perspectives — eidelberg @ 9:57 pm

by Maggie Scott

This Pastor has guts!! Thought you might enjoy this interesting Prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems Prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. (more…)

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Collateral Damage and Cocker Spaniels

Filed under: Foreign PolicyUS & Global Policy — eidelberg @ 6:21 am

(Published July 3, 2003)

"On June 26, 1993, twenty-three Tomahawk guided missiles each loaded with a thousand pounds of high explosives, were fired from American Navy warships in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea at the headquarters complex of the Mukhabarat, the Iraqi intelligence services, in downtown Baghdad. The attack was in response to an American determination that Iraqi intelligence, under the command of President Saddam Hussein, had plotted to assassinate former President George Bush during Bush’s ceremonial visit to Kuwait in mid-April. It was President Clinton’s first act of war."

Thus writes Seymour M. Hersh in an article on that event. More significant is the sequel: (more…)

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Eidelberg Report


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