Thursday, July 20, 2006

Proper language is important

And when dealing with Jihad, it is (literally) vital.

In response to an entry by Michael Medved, from here:
"Finally, it’s unmistakable that anti-Semitism of the crudest and cruelest variety formed the true, impassioned core belief of both yesterday’s Nazis and today’s Islamists; it’s no accident that Islamic leaders proudly circulate and republish 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion' and other Jew-hating classics..."
A few observations:

First, the hatred Islam bears for Jews is due to several causes:
1) Allah and his false prophet hated Jews--Qur'an refers to Allah turning them into apes and pigs.

2) There is an ancient rivalry (for lack of a better term) between Jews and Arabs (not all Arabs are Muslim) in light of Isaac and Ishmael.

3) Modern Israel has violated the honor of Muslims in that is it an Infidel state in a land formerly (and brutally) conquered by Islam (once under Islam's rule, always under Islam's rule).

4) Every time Islamic nations start a fight with modern Israel, Israel punishes them.
Second, it was "Hitler's Mufti," not "Hitler's Pope," who aided the slaughter of so many innocents. One account I read said that when the mufti was visiting one of the concentration camps, he exhorted the killers to do their work diligently.

Third, as of June, 2005, guess which piece of literature was a best-seller in "moderate" Turkey. That's right, Mein Kampf.

Fourth, Hitler couldn't claim divine command for his atrocities, whereas Islam's "sacred" texts command the faithful to fight against, subdue and humiliate, and kill non-Muslims to make the world Islam.

Fifth, Hitler killed for only a decade. Islam has been enslaving, subjugating, and slaughtering in the name of Allah for nearly one and one-half millennia.

Finally, in light of Qur'an and Sunnah's exhortations to war against those who will not convert or submit to Islam, it seems that terms like "Islamofascist" or "Islamo-Nazi" are redundant.