CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 27, 2017 – Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been in the news regularly since the war on terror escalated, but what makes her different is that she is a former hijab-wearing Muslim who renounced Islam in 2002. When Somalia-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks out against Islam, people on both sides of the controversy should listen.
When Somalia-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks out against Islam, people on both sides of the controversy should listen.
Appearing last week on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on FOX, Ali responded to the trite reactions following a terror attack in London. Simply and emphatically put, the women’s rights activist told the host that “Islamists aren’t concerned with whether a society accepts their culture or not.”
For many Westerners, including the media, that is an extremely complex statement to follow because it goes against virtually everything Western societies believe.
How often have we heard if from politicians and journalists, people who supposedly have their fingers on the pulse of the world, that if we “make nice” with terrorists they will like us and stop terrorizing Muslims and non-Muslims alike?
The failure in that perception lies in the fact that Islamists have already reached the limits of their capacity for hate. They cannot hate any more than they already do, which means that concessions only serve to embolden their philosophy rather than to calm it down.
“The Islamists want one thing and that is a Sharia compliant society and eventually the world,”
Ali told Carlson.
“That’s what their aim is. It sounds crazy to you and me and everyone else, but that’s their objective. And whoever is in their way is their enemy.”
Ali’s point is not new, but what makes it unique in the eyes of many observers is that it is not “Islamophobic.” Rather it emanates from the heart and soul of a person who was indoctrinated by the faith and lived it before she rejected it.
It’s an ideology that should be noticed and studied.
Continuing Ali told Carlson, “I think we empower them because every time we appease and appease and appease, they see that as – you know they see God’s hand, their perception of God – they see God’s hand as making it easier for them to advance their agenda.”
“I think we empower them because every time we appease and appease and appease, they see that as – you know they see God’s hand, their perception of God – they see God’s hand as making it easier for them to advance their agenda.”
There is historic precedent dating all the way back to Muhammad at the Battle of Badr in March of 624, shortly after the Muslims emigrated to Medina.
By any account the battle was small but Muhammad, who was greatly outnumbered by 3 to 1 in manpower alone, chose to raid an approaching camel caravan from Mecca, his former hometown. In the end, the Muslims under Muhammad’s leadership prevailed.
Had that tiny skirmish gone the other way, there is a good possibility that Islam, as we know it today, would no longer exist. But Muhammad took it as a sign from Allah that the Islamists won because they were in God’s favor. The rest is history.
Unfortunately, as time has passed since 9/11/01, we still get the same tired old questions, the same hand-wringing rhetoric and solidarity marches mixed in with candlelight vigils which do nothing more than make the living feel better.
As might be expected, Ayaan Hirsi Ali supports President Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban travel into the US from six highly active nations which are havens for terror. As with so many aspects of the political spectrum in our topsy-turvy 21st-century world, opponents of Trump have blown his proposal totally out of proportion while skewing the logic of the plan into another all-too-familiar and unproductive battle of words.
Just as Donald Trump’s presidency is in its embryonic stages, so too is the future of terrorism as it will certainly unfold in coming months.
Take the words “lone wolf” and “radicalized” and “Islamophobia” and others like them and eradicate them from your vocabulary. They are media creations with no meaning other than to attempt to placate politically correct forces that fail to understand Islam at any level.
If you want a real education from those who know Islam better than the Islamists themselves, take the time to listen to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Raymond Ibrahim, David Wood, Geert Wilders and Brigitte Gabriel to mention a few.
One thing is certain, you will not have to dig very deeply to have your mind opened wider than ever before when it comes to getting to the truth about Islam.
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