Friday, December 28, 2007

The real Pakistan

Max Boot disagrees with Andrew McCarthy on the "real" Pakistan.

The battle in Pakistan, as it is in all Muslim (and increasingly non-Muslim) nations is between those who desire to obey Allah and those who do not.

Considering that it is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, that the government's official history of the nation says that the foundation of Pakistan was laid at the invasion of the Muslim general Muhammed bin Qasim in 712 a.D., that its people overwhelmingly support murdering those who leave Islam (just like Mohammed dictated), and that half of those willing to answer a Western poll support Osama bin Laden, I'd say the real Pakistan -- the Pakistan one Musharraf heartbeat away from acquiring control of jihad's ultimate weapon -- is not the modern, moderate delusion of ignorant and gullible Western Infidels, but the nation that continues to move toward more Islam.

In light of Allah's will and Mohammed's example recorded in Qur'an and Sunnah, that is not a good thing.

(See also here and here.)

In response to Max Boot's post and a few of the comments following:
How can democratic elections in a country where half its people willing to respond to a western poll approve of UBL be a good thing for America (and non-Muslims, in general)?

The reason Pakistan has been moving ever closer to Shari’a is not because of American foreign policy, Israel, a lack of education, or poverty (jihadists tend to be better educated and wealthier than their peers), it is because of Islam.

Bhutto advocated not the different, peaceful, moderate (mythical) Islam that President Bush, Hugh Hewitt, and so many others like them hope exists, but less Islam. A secular democracy led by a woman is doubly anathema to Allah.

The President has not recognized — neither has any other world leader — that the reason Islam wars against the Infidel (and those considered not-Muslim-enough) is because its god and prophet require it:
“the Messenger of Allah . . . would say: ‘Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war. . . . When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. . . . Invite them to (accept) Islam . . . If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya . . . If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them . . .’” (Muslim Book 19, Number 4294).

“fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war) . . . ” (Qur’an 9:5).

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).

“Allah’s Apostle said: ‘I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle . . . ‘” (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24).

“Allah’s Apostle was asked, ‘What is the best deed?’ He replied, ‘To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad).’ The questioner then asked, ‘What is the next (in goodness)?’ He replied, ‘To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause’ . . .’” (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 25).

“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror’” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220).