1 The Rise of TERRORISM Welcome to Faith Presbyterian Church Questions? email@example.com Islam notes are on the web site: www.FaithCapeCoral.org 2 October 11The Rise of Terrorism October 18Islam Rage-Militant Fundamentalism October 25Where Do We Go From Here? The Ancient Religions November 1Hinduism and Buddhism The American Religions November 8The End of the World Religions 3 Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah Witnesses November 15New Made-in-America Religions 3 The Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and Church of Scientology Study Schedule Review WHY THEY HATE US 1.Shame 2.Israel 3.New boldness ~ Osama bin Laden 4.Love / Hate 5.Decadence 3 WHY THEY HATE US 1.
Shame Shame: American cultural hegemony in the world -The tentacles of our culture ~ music, art, language ~ keep spreading and threatening indigenous cultures. Their kids want to be like our kids with the same freedoms. They fear that if they do not fight us, we will absorb them.
WHY THEY HATE US 1. Shame West -influenced by Christianity -has developed guilt-based societies. Arab nations are influenced by shame.
The corollary of shame is "face" (Wajh).We have no equivalent in the West -loss of face brings into question the essence of one's self, family and tribe or clan. Arabs (as a rule) are ... more. less.
not self-reflective.In the West we 'confess' our sins -Arabssee this as weakness, as loss of face,as naive. 4 WHY THEY HATE US 1.<br><br> Shame To individuals from guilt-based societies, the person from a shame-based society seems erratic, difficult to understand and predictable . conversely To ashame-based individual, the guilt-based person appears naive, preoccupied with inflexible and/or arbitrary rules, unsavvy, awkward and shallow in relationships. WHY THEY HATE US 2.<br><br> Israel cAmerica (support for Israel) leads the crusade of the infidels d This language is heard daily in newspapers and broadcasts, frequently in government auspices, in large parts of the Muslim world. It is, for instance, the language of the main government newspaper in Egypt, a country that the U.S. supports with three billion dollars a year.<br><br> First Things, December 2001 5 WHY THEY HATE US 3. New Boldness: Oil wealth, Numbers , and Osama bin Laden New boldness : Europe's population of 727 million will plummet to 556 million by the year 2050, requiring more than 3 million immigrants per year for the next 50 years if Europe is to remain economically stable. Such immigration will be, for the most part, from Islamic countries, thus profoundly transforming a continent that has been almost entirely Christian.<br><br> WHY THEY HATE US Numbers -What Scares Europe The birth rate among Muslims is among the highest in the world.For example, the birth rate in China is 1.8 , and in Japan it is 1.3 or 1.4 . The Sub-Saharan Africa, and in most of the non-African Arab Middle East, it is high ... for example, in Saudi Arabia the birthrate is 5.8 , in Yemen it is 7.6 6 WHY THEY HATE US 3.<br><br> New Boldness: Oil wealth, Numbers, and Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden is something of a George Washington figure - standing up against the great Colonial Power of America. "Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda's objective is not to get Americans out of Iraq but to control Saudi Arabia and its oil -and after that, the world." Lee KuanYew, Minister Mentor of Singapore, Forbes , Oct. 17, 2005 WHY THEY HATE US Hatred in Service to God Lee KuanYew, Minister Mentor ofSingapore, speaking of the attraction of Muslim youth in Singapore toterrorism: "Joining the jihadistsgave them a sense of belonging to a secret group embarked on a mission from which they could gain redemption by sacrificing themselves to avenge the oppression of Muslims everywhere." Forbes , October 17, 2005 7 WHY THEY HATE US 4.<br><br> Love -Hate Relationship with U.S. Love-hate with U.S. ~ most every culture dominated by Islam is a dismal place to live.<br><br> Witness high birth rates, low productivity, growing unemployment, and growing numbers of disaffected young people. While they are falling farther and farther behind the US, they are both attracted to us for our success and leery of us for our past dealings with Islam (Crusades, support of Saudi Arabia, etc.). WHY THEY HATE US 5.<br><br> Decadence cThey see the U.S. as a civilization without a culture, rich and comfortable, materially advanced, but soulless and artificial 3assembled not grown, mechanical not organic, technological but without spirituality &They see us as decadent. d Bernard Lewis, The Crisis in Islam 8 WHY THEY HATE US 5. Decadence -Values Richard W.<br><br> Bulliet, a Middle Eastern Scholar (The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization , 2004) makes a different case.According to Bullietthe basic conflict is not with values -but with the imposition of Western values on the Middle East."Rather than attempts to change them, we should respect their values and thus build on the deep roots of Islamo-Christian civilization." P.S.Bullietsees the basic difference between these sibling cultures (Islamic and Christian) as a divergence in the 16th century -the Reformation separated the church and state ; in Islam --the Mosque and State are, in the minds of the traditionalist, one! The Rise Of Terrorism Before 9-11 Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979 Beirut, Lebanon Embassy, 1983 Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983 Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York, 1988 First New York World Trade Center attack, 1993 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia KhobarTowers Military complex, 1996 Dares Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy, 1998 Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy, 1998 Aden, Yemen USS Cole, 2000 New York World Trade Center, 2001 Pentagon, 2001 Flight 93 Pennsylvania, 2001 9 From 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks Attacks occurred during administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2 In each case, the attacks on the US were carried out by Muslims. The Rise Of Terrorism Before 9-11 Fight and Kill?<br><br> cFight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, Take them captive. Torture them. Lie in wait and ambush them using every stratum of war. d Qur 9an9.5 believed to be Allah 9s Sacred word Bruce Feiler, an American writer, while researching his book Abraham: A Journey into the Heart of Three Faiths ,met with the Imam of Al-AksaMosque, Sheikh Abu Sneina.<br><br> The Imam stressed Islam 9s presumed perfection. In London-honed English, he told Feilerthat cYou must follow the last prophet dwhom God has sent. Otherwise, cYou 9ll die under God 9s blowtorch, just as millions of Jews had been cgrilled alive dwith divine sanction by Hitler &the sad truth is that this Imam represents the mainstream of Islam." 10 The Muslim Brotherhood "Founded in 1928, Egypt, by Hassanal-Banna- primary school teacher.<br><br> "Goal: "Reject all Western influence" "Muslim Brotherhood spawned Hamas and influenced al-Qaeda " 1990s renounced terrorism -still anti-Western "Current leader, Mohammed MahdiAkef(spent 20 years in jail) rejects Israel's right to exist and called the U.S. a "Satan" that is out to control the Islamic world. The Muslim Brotherhood "April 7, 2005, blast in popular Cairo bazaar created backlash against violence.<br><br> "Muslim Brotherhood called the bombings "a cowardly attack" and called for "no extremism and no terrorism ." "bin Laden'ssecond in command, Aymanal- Zawahri , was once a brotherhood member. "Hammasand al-Qaeda are now the players. 11 Moderates: Same Goal, Different Means cThe only differences between Muslim 8 conservatives 9and misnamed 8 fundamentalists 9concern the methods to be applied, not the final objectives, which are the same: to rekindle the glory that was Islam under the prophet and his early successors d.<br><br> Serge Trifkovic, The Sword of the Prophet , page 204 The 8BLOODY BORDERS OF ISLAM 9 Indonesia 3Muslims against Christians in East Timor 3by 1989 Amnesty International estimated that Indonesia had murdered 200,000 East Timorese out of a population of 600,000 (Human Rights Watch gives the same estimate). Nigeria 3Muslims have fermented a brutal civil war in order to establish Shariaas the law of the land. Israel 3 cFor the Middle East to make peace with Israel would be to declare war on itself, to admit that its own fundamental way of doing business 3 not the Jews -makes it poor, sick and weak. d John Neuhaus, First Things, April, 2001 12 Islamic Government A Dark Future Sudan - Islamic regime in Khartoum joined Iran and later Afghanistan as the only countries to rule by the Islamic Sharia.<br><br> "A multi-religious, multi-racial, multi-lingual country became "reactionary." "Public floggings and amputations came to Khartoum's stadium. "Women's freedoms severely curtailed. "Independent sectors of society were crushed.<br><br> Islamic Government Sudan -A Dark Future In 1993, a "fatwa" declared a jihad against non- Muslims and justified mass killing or enslavement as a means of bringing Southern Sudan into the Dar al-Islam ("House of Islam"). April, 2005 peace accord in the south turned Khartoum's attention to the western region known as Darfurwhere President Bush has described their activity as "genocide." In 15 years 2 million people have been killed; 4 million people have been displaced. 13 An Eyewitness to Islamic Horror Brian Seidle, former U.S.<br><br> Marine Captain, working with the African Union, documented the onslaught from September 2004 -February 2005. Before Congress, Seidletestified: "Every day we saw villages of up to 20,000 inhabitants burned to the ground with nothing left but ash flames. ...<br><br> We witnessed scores of dead bodies providing evidence of torture - arms bound, ears cut off, eyes plucked out, males castrated and left to bleed to death, children beaten to a pulp, people locked in their huts before being burned alive, with apparent executions." JIHAD ( striving or effort ) Closest English equivalent is 8crusade. 9 Can also be moral or spiritual struggle 3striving for God, striving to follow the Qur 9an. Qur 9an 3speaks of both spiritual and military jihad. cFor most of the fourteen centuries of recorded Muslim history, jihad was most commonly interpreted to mean armed struggle for the defense or advancement of Muslim power." Bernard Lewis 14 Muslims see the world divided into two houses: 1.<br><br> The House of Muslim (in which Muslim governments rule according to Islamic law) 2. The House of War (the rest of the world -ruled by infidels) Presumption -Jihad will continue until all the world lives in the House of Muslim. Osama bin Laden'sdeath will not end the war on terrorism!<br><br> The House of Muslim cThe aspiration of these radical Muslims is to make Islam the world 9s dominant religion. This kind of messianismand totalitarianism is almost incomprehensible in the West, with its long tradition of cherishing the life and liberty of every man, woman and child. d Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Editor, U.S.<br><br> News & World Report, August 1, 2005 Many verses in Qur 9ancall for jihad and bringing people into the House of Muslim "Must treat prisoners well "Looting is forbidden "God has forbidden the killing of women and children "Muslims are bound by treaties provided they are lawful 15 The House of War cIf the fundamentalists are correct in their calculations and succeed in their war, then a dark future awaits the world, especially the part of it that embraces Islam. d Bernard Lewis Going Forward Muslim countries face the same long-term issues of authoritarianism, legitimacy, security and terrorism. Secularists -Want to separate the Mosque from the State. "There can be no compulsion in religion." (Qur'an2.256) Seek religiously pluralist state.<br><br> Islamic Reformers -Allah is All. State must be under God's domain (Shariah). Jihad.<br><br> Rejectionists -Believe that Islam is incompatible with democracy (includes both militant and moderate Muslims). 16 Islam Unveiled The Sword of the Prophet Serge Trifkovic, 2002 Islam Unveiled 3Disturbing Questions About the World 9s Fastest Growing Faith Robert Spencer, 2001 The Trouble With Islam 3 A Muslim 9s Call for Reform in Her Faith IrshadManji, 2003 Islam Unveiled They have been colonized and they have been and are a colonial power V.S. Naiphulstudied the effects of Islam on non-Arab nations (Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia) and concluded: cIslam is an Arab religion that makes imperial Arabizingdemands on its converts.<br><br> In this way it is more than a private faith, and it can become a neurosis. d 17 Islam Unveiled Do Not Question Professor, SulimanBashear, suggested that cIslam developed as a religion gradually rather than emerging fully formed from the mouth of the Prophet. dFor this, his Muslim students at the University of Nablusin the West Bank threw him out of a second-story window. Islam Unveiled , page 4 SalmanRushdie was sentenced to death for portraying Muhammedin the early days of Islam in an unflattering light. Islam Unveiled Anti-Intellectualism In 1966, Saudi Universities were allowed to teach the Copernican theory that the earth went around the sun 3a battle fought by Christianity 300 years before.<br><br> Sword , page 247 Madressa& dI learned that if you 9re spiritual, you don 9t think. If you think, you 9re not spiritual. d Trouble with Islam , page 11 18 Islam Unveiled Do Not Judge cTo admit any shame at the bloody exploits of Muslims or those who emulate them today would be to judge Muhammed. But in Muslim traditions, Muhammedcannot be judged; rather he is the standard by which all others are judged d.<br><br> Islam Unveiled , page 56 Satanic verses -some portions of Qur 9anproved embarrassing for Muhammedin his day 3defied heathen idols 3later he removed them and said 8Satan tricked me to include them 9 3known as the Satanic Verses. Islam Unveiled , page 46 Islam Unveiled Intolerance Amnesty International reports that Saudi Arabia executed 5 homosexuals for 8deviant behavior.' (April 16, 2001) Iran 3since 1979 Islamic revolution 3 estimated that as many as 4,000 homosexuals have been executed. Slavery 3 Muhammed owned slaves 3 Qur'an allows it.<br><br> Problem in the Sudan is that Muslims are active in slave trade. 19 Islam Unveiled Women Karen Armstrong believes that Islam is not inherently oppressive 3Muhammed treated women with deference 3but, as had happened in other cultures, Islam has become oppressive to women because of the prevailing patriarchy of the cultures in which it has taken root. "Women routinely beaten&disfigured.<br><br> Islam Unveiled Women If a family follows Islamic law to the letter, ca woman must have her husband's authorization to even venture outside her home d. The Prophet Muhammad said that if a wife leaves the house without her husband 9s consent, cthe angels curse her until she returns or repents." Islam Unveiled , page 80 Sura4.3: cIf you fear that you cannot treat orphans (orphan girls) with fairness, then you may marry other women who seem good to you: two, three, or four of them. d 20 Islam Unveiled Women and Shame In Niger, a pregnant girl was sentenced to 180 lashes because she became pregnant outside of marriage. At the trial, 12 witnesses came forward and said that 3 men, friends of the father, raped her.<br><br> The father testified on the men 9s behalf 3father against daughter and 12 witnesses. The counsel held the father 9s word. The baby was born, she was beaten 40 days after the child 9s birth.<br><br> Islam Unveiled , page 25 Islam Unveiled Women and Shame In Pakistan, every day two women die from 8honor killings 9 3(adultery, teen age pregnancy) 3often they are sewn in burlap and drowned in family pool. Islam Unveiled , page 28 21 Islam Unveiled Female Circumcision Circumcision produced so as to restrain a woman's wanton nature. It is not indigenous to Islam as much as to the cultures -for example, it is not practiced in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Jordon, Palestine, Turkey ...<br><br> but in Egypt, Ethiopia, and the rest of East Africa it is justified on religious terms. Trouble with Islam Islam Unveiled -Summary Colonialism Anti-Intellectualism Deep seated anti-Semitism Uncritical acceptance of Qur'an Squandering the gifts of women cAs I view it, the trouble with Islam is that lives are small and lies are big. Totalitarian impulses lurk in mainstream Islam. d Trouble with Islam , page 3 22 Next Week ISLAM RAGE ...<br><br> The Rise of Militant Fundamentalism