Monday, August 30, 2010

This Is Islam

First, let me state I am Jewish and have been a kibbutznik.
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Most readers know about the different branches of Judaism, Christianity and Buddhism. However, most readers do not know the different interpretations of Islam are similar; Islam is not monolithic.
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You know where this is heading: the Islamic Cultural Center, two blocks from where the World Trade Center stood.
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The Center, similar to a YMCA or YMHA, is being built by a congregation of Sufi Muslims. The Sufi branch of Islam is what Judaism would look like if the Reform branch merged with Kabbalah - קַבָּלָה - adherents. I have a cousin who married a man from Senegal, and became a Sufi convert.
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The Sufi branch has as much to do with the carnage of 9/11, as the Quakers have with the Holocaust. And Islamophobia is handing Islamic nihilists a silent victory. Frank Rich of the New York Times put it best of all: "How do you win Muslim hearts and minds in Kandahar when you are calling Muslims every filthy name in the book in New York?" The Islamophobia is starting to look like Kristallnacht. Time has a more complete article. The New York Times has a story about attacks on a mosque and Muslims in upstate New York.

A Mosque Invisible to Many Is a Target

"Vandals have shattered car windows and thrown beer bottles on the lawn. One night about five years ago, the wooden fence in front of the mosque was set afire. And then, this week, a car filled with local teenagers sideswiped the 29-year-old son of one of the mosque’s founding members, said Joseph V. Cardone, the Orleans County district attorney. One teenager was charged with firing a shotgun into the air near the mosque a few days earlier, after driving by and shouting epithets."
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What really should concern everyone, is that this is an assault on the 1st Amendment. Don't bother writing me with a careful explanation of the lack of civil rights in other countries, or that churches or synagogues cannot be built in some countries. No one ever suggested that because there wasn't freedom of the press in the Soviet Union, Russians here should be muzzled or harassed.
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As long as we're on the subject of the Constitution, conservatives are making another assault on it: the rumor campaign to portray President Obama as a Muslim, rather than a Christian, which apparently is central to the presidency.
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I would like to quote what many do not know: "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." - United States Constitution, Article VI, paragraph 3.
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The future is at stake.

5 comments:

Dave aka lambsev said...

Not monolithic? Islam is a monotheistic religion even though it's god is satan. And all muslims are to go to worship that black monolith in Mecca at the The Great Mosque.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Stone

http://sacredsites.com/middle_east/saudi_arabia/mecca.html

The fact that they have different sects does not stop the terrorist sect of nearly 100,000,000 from their evil deeds of murder and destruction.

The attack on the 1st amendment successful in the event of a muslim conquest of our land.

misha trotsky said...

"The fact that they have different sects does not stop the terrorist sect of nearly 100,000,000 from their evil deeds of murder and destruction."

Between 1933-1945, the Axis systematically murdered ~12M civilians.

Adolf Hitler - Roman Catholic
Benito Mussolini - Roman Catholic
Joseph Goebbels - Roman Catholic
Adolf Eichmann - Lutheran

The fascist regimes and the Church had a close alliance.

misha trotsky said...

The human you worship never existed. Hercules is the son of Zeus and a human woman. It's a story changed for a different civilization.

Dave aka lambsev said...

Hitler use the Name of Jesus for his own ends. But his real "faith" was in the mythology of Aryanism, and the doctrine of white supremacy.

Not everyone who sits in a pew is a christian. Nor is everyone made a priest or a pastor! The roman catholics and the lutherans of Germany, Italy and France were certainly cowardly during WW 2. But don't blame it on Jesus or the righteous gentiles who knew better than to think Hitler or Mussolini were christians.

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini was also a close ally and collaborator of Hitler.

At least we KNOW Islam's leaders to be anti-Christ and anti-Jew TODAY. What is more devilish are the twice dead wolves still roaming through the Vatican and other so called christian churches.

The Name of Jesus is used as a cover by men who want power in this life, but misunderstand the righteous use of it entirely.

Dave aka lambsev said...

"The human you worship never existed. Hercules is the son of Zeus and a human woman. It's a story changed for a different civilization."

You should know better. If there is no God and no hope except to suffer, why do we even bother, why do we not enmasse pull the plug? Hope for something better keeps us alive. In the deepest part of us there is still the knowledge of God which we can only deny and ignore and temporarily forget.