Monday, December 09, 2013

Another "moderate"
In a recent notice on Jihad Watch, Spencer alerts the reader to the normative extremism of Ibn-Khaldun, the great 14th century Muslim version of a Thomas Aquinas whose name is titular for the sumptuously accredited university "Chair" (at American University in Washington, D.C.) on which Prof. Akbar Ahmed seats his prodigously moderate behind and from which he propagandizes ex cathedra about how Islam is peachy keen and critics of Islam are "Islamophobic". 

Spencer quotes from Ibn-Khaldun's great work the Muqaddimah --

“in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.”

Another telling quote from the Muqaddimah:

“The other [i.e., non-Muslim] religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious duty to them, save only for purposes of defense."

This -- in conjunction with the quote Spencer provided -- is as direct an avowal of the fundamentally offensive nature of Islamic war as any.

For more on Muslims like Akbar Ahmed and the gullible Christians who fawn all over them, see my essay Liberal Christians and Islam.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah Hesp, The atheists who have inherited the mantle of former Christianity are fighting an offensive war - unfortunately against the Christian remnant right now - but soon enough against the other world religions that would compete with atheism. I rather believe that the atheists will win because they are smarter than the savages. I have always said that the way to win quickly is to cut off the welfare funding to the Islamists in the West and the foreign aid to the Islamists in the East. The atheists are literally paying the Islamists to destroy, torture, and murder the culture of the Christian West....

P.S. Although you wrote on Gates of Vienna that no one agreed with you about the stealth communism of Horowitz et al, I had originally commented that I agreed with you.

So many plots in the works that it makes one dizzy and dispirited....