What I am starting here, however is a semi-regular posting of the book, starting with the introduction and proceeding through the entire book, a little at a time.
So here, as the first installment, is the introduction to "From the Mouths of our Enemies"
From Al Qaeda to Hamas, Islamic Jihad to Hizballah the voices of our enemies weave a harrowing tale. A gruesome story of hate, malice, scorn and the overriding belief in the superiority of their cause, namely Islam.
The unifying thread with all fundamental Islamic groups today is simply the destruction of all non-Muslim entities, to be replaced with sharia based and Qur'an inspired governance.
The 57 Islamic nations across the globe are perceived by most non-Islamic eyes as generally peaceful, yet there is the undeniable march towards the next caliphate, and this book hopes to show how this march presents a palpable threat using the words of those who want nothing less than the deaths of you, me and the rest of us dirty kuffirs.
By ignoring the words of our enemies we risk losing everything we have worked for. By blindly following those who claim, "There is nothing to see here, move along" we will be putting ourselves in a position that is untenable and one which will surely bring the end of
as we know it today. America
My first glimpse of fundamental Islam came during the Achille Lauro incident and the deliberate targeting of Leon Klinghoffer, a Jew. I remember asking myself what was wrong with this picture and began to pursue some answers. I approached Islam without any bias or pre-conceived notions. I became a student doing disciplined research using the existing definitive works on Islam and the
Middle East and have since discovered a world I did not know existed.
Eventually I found, to my amazement that Islam, as practiced and defined today is not the "religion of peace" its adherents claim it is, nor what American and Western leaders are insisting it is.
The voices which carry the most weight and have the greatest impact on Islam as it currently stands in 2009 are not moderate or mediating, they are ugly, vicious, hateful voices coming from the four main schools of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i, and Hanbali) and the Shiite schools (Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-`ashriyyah, Al-Ja`fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) and all basing their firebrand in the Qur'an, sunna and hadiths of Muhammad.
I read the Qur'an and found it, as anyone who reads it objectively will find, to be a ghastly collection of invective, vitriol and racist screeds which seem to be designed to instill hatred of any and all non-Muslims. Yes, there are some "lets-just-all-get-along" verses but by and large Islam subjugates non-Muslims and calls for their conversion or death.
I am called an Islamophobe, a racist (what race is Islam again?) and a host of other labels all designed to shut me up. I have been told that since I don't read or speak Arabic I can't possibly understand the Qur’an and that due to my lack of "Muslimness" I must be taking what I read out of context.
So does this mean that Sura 9, verse 29, “Fight against such of those who have been given the scripture and believe not in Allah nor the last day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by his messenger, and follow not the religion of truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low” is an invitation to have tea and a biscotti? No school of Islamic jurisprudence interprets this Sura as anything but one aspect of jihad, to be followed by every Muslim everywhere and for all time.
This anger Muslims have when non-Muslims begin to ask pointed questions about Muhammad, or Allah or virtually any aspect of Islam is indicative of the inability of Muslims to hold Islam up to the light of critical, rational thought.
Allowing for the possibility that Islam might not be the last perfect religion, and that Muhammad might not be al-insan al-kamil, the "perfect man" sends Muslims into a world of anger they never knew existed. Well, they anger me with their threats of death, enslavement and subjugation and their words I hope you and others familiar to you will take to heart.
Remember, history teaches us that our sworn enemies have an ideology, a doctrine under which they operate and which is non-negotiable. We have only to listen and believe what they say. When our enemy tells us they will do all they can to convert, subjugate or kill every last non-Muslim, and that they will never stop.....ever, we must take them at their word.
We must hear the words of Muhammad and we must understand the tenets that are in use. They speak sweet prose laced with a poisonous vision which has to be confronted, challenged and defeated. Confrontation may be the only option given what the Qur'an says about a Muslims responsibility to wage war "in the name of Allah". We can win the potential conflagration by listening to what comes from the mouths of our enemies.
"There may be moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam" Geert Wilders 2006
This book is dedicated to Robert Spencer, a man I have never met but hope to one day. His scholarship on Islam, his insistence on facts, his devotion to the truth have been an inspiration to me, and enabled me to pursue the truth about Islam today.