The terror and death inflicted on
humanity is not the work of radical Islam, neither the political
Islam, nor the militant Islam. It is Islam, period. Get it? And
the perpetrators are not fringe elements confined to brainwashed
Saudis, loony Taliban, or a know nothing Pakistanis who have
hijacked Islam and are now in the business of mass murder. The
latest project of the practitioners of the “religion of peace”
aimed to blowing planeloads of innocent civilians
to smithereens in
midair over the Atlantic -- ought to finally drive the point home:
it is Islam, dummy. Get it?
How could people calling themselves
sincere God-fearing religionists bring themselves to even think of
acts of such barbarity, yet plan them methodically and
cold-bloodedly proceed to execute them?
The answer is Islam. The life manual of
Islam, the Quran, is a document of exclusion, hatred and violence
that shapes the Muslims’ thinking and behaving. This stone-age
document is optimally suited for people of stunted development.
People who prefer to follow than to think for themselves, to hate
than to love, and to seek death rather than to celebrate life.
Sadly, Muslims themselves are the ones
who are most victimized by Islam. They have inherited this viral
psychological disease of hate and violence; they live by it, and
transmit it to their children as well as to receptive others.
A puzzle to non-Muslims: why any
intelligent and reasonably sane person would live his life by the
dogma of Islam? It is particularly disconcerting when this Muslim
lives in a secular non-Islamic society. The befuddlement becomes
mind-boggling when seemingly educated women in free societies
voluntarily submit to the yoke of Islamic misogyny.
There are a number of possible
explanations to the enigma of believing in Islam and even
propagating it with zeal and violence. Some possible explanations
are treated here.
For one, Islam is stamped on the
impressionable mind of the child from birth. The parents and
immediate members of the family are the ones who make the very
first impressions on the tabula rasa of the young mind.
These early impressions are the grid-work for further formation of
the person’s mind and belief system. It is by far easier, as life
goes on, to incorporate “items” that readily fit into the
grid-work, than to modify it or dismantle it altogether and begin
anew. It is in recognition of the importance of early training and
education that people such as Saint Augustine and Freud considered
the first few years of life as critical for molding the person.
“Teaching the very young is like itching in the stone,” says an
Another reason is the herd
mentality—stay with the group, be one of them, and don't strike
out on your own. This strong disposition to belong is reinforced
by privileges that the group bestows; social pressure, as well as
the fear of castigation by the wielders of power. There is
security and power in numbers—in any numbers.
Islam is also appealing for giving
purpose and order to the person’s life—both the life on earth as
well as an immortal life after death. Islam is omnipresent and
omniscient father figure who draws the boundaries, points out the
path, dictates the terms, holds the carrots and the sticks. It
absolves the person, for most parts, from the often demanding
tasks of dealing with difficult questions and choosing what to do
with oneself—a highly attractive trade off for many. Accept Islam
as your guide, follow its path and you will never have to suffer
the agony of not knowing and having to make decisions by yourself;
you will be guided along the path of eternal happiness and
salvation. Just follow the unerring guide given to mankind by the
seal of the prophet, Muhammad.
An elaborate package of mostly
illogical and bizarre prescriptions and proscriptions comes with
the Islamic offer, covering every imaginable aspect of life. In
the matter of being a good Muslim, nothing is left to chance that
one needs to figure out for himself. “I think, therefore I am”
said Rene Descartes in substantiating his claim to being a
conscious being. “I don't think, I faith; therefore I am an
automaton,” says the Muslim in absolving himself of the need for
Even the minutest detail of the
Muslim’s life is rigidly structured. He is to perform the
obligatory prayer, for instance, five times a day at the exact
appointed times. He must drop everything and go through the
prescribed gesticulation and recitation of the verses while facing
Mecca. Before saying his prayer, however, he must perform
ablution. The Ablution, using water, must be carried out in a
precise manner and sequence. In the absence of water, the faithful
can substitute soil for water and go through the practice of
“purifying” himself by running soil over his hands, arms, face and
feet. After completion of ablution, as prescribed, he may proceed
to say his prayer unless he commits flatulence. In that case, he
must re-perform the ablution all over again.
Being a good Muslim, particularly a
good male Muslim, is indeed a full time job. Male Muslims are
obligated to go for Hajj—women don't have to do so. Islam is a
man’s religion, through and through. Women are to please men
erotically, to attend to them like chattel, and birth them boys.
Going on Hajj and accumulating merit points for admission to
Allah’s paradise is reserved for men. Women may also go to Hajj,
if they are lucky enough to afford the journey or allowed by their
owners, men, to do so. For women, there are no promises that by
going on Hajj and paying tribute to the house of Allah they endear
themselves to him. “Women are calamities, but no home should be
without one,” is an old Islamic characterization of women. Hence,
a woman is a necessity and not much more.
In short, Islam treats its believers as
children irrespective of age. An extensive cadre of mullahs and
imams, who themselves are thoroughly indoctrinated, minister to
the children. These professional leeches—the mullahs and
imams—systematically program the mind of their charges through
liberal use of fear, threats of hell, and occasional promises of
eternal life of bliss in Allah’s paradise if they be obedient good
A Muslim is born Muslim, yet he acts as
if he independently and through his own labor has discovered the
great find; he clings to it as his cherished security blanket;
and, would part with his life, rather than giving it up. It is,
therefore, understandable what a recent poll has found. Fully 81%
of British Muslims consider themselves Muslims first and British
second. The 81% know full well that there is absolutely no chance
of being harassed, much less persecuted, in Britain for professing
their highest loyalty to Islam. So, they come out and admit it.
The other 19% are even more Muslim. They are practicing what the
Quran teaches—dissimulation. Muslims are taught to lie. They lie
when they have to and they lie when they don't have to, just to
stay in practice.
The bottom-line is that the non-Islamic
world has a huge problem on its hands—the ever-encroaching Islam.
For as long as there are mosques, madrasahs, and Islamic centers;
as long as a vast cadres of well-paid, highly indoctrinated and
strategically placed mullahs and imams; and, as long as there are
people who prefer to be treated as children, Islam will flourish
anywhere and will pose an existential threat to unbelievers. All
the excuses, grievances and reasons given for savagery of the
jihadists and Islamofascists are side issues. It is Islam, dummy.
It is Islam itself. Get it?