An Interview with Swiss writer and Human Rights activist, Mireille Valette (Translated by Jacob Thomas)
Introduction: On 25 January, 2012, the Algerian essayist and author, HamidZanaz interviewed Mireille Valette, the author of “Boulevard de l’islamisme: L’essor du radicalisme musulmans en Europe,illustrépar l’exemple.”An Arabic version of the interview appeared in “Al-Awan”,an online reformist Arabic journal, on Sunday, 20 January, 2013.[i] Here is my translation of the Interview.
Hamid Zanaz (HZ): Does Islam constitute a serious menace to the West?
We have traditionally been told that the first two centuries of the Spanish Emirate, supposedly founded in 756 by Abd’ er Rahman I, constituted a veritable Golden Age of Spanish history. And indeed the opulence and prosperity of Spain during these years is contrasted very favorably with the poverty and ignorance of Christian Europe in the same period. The following description of eighth-tenth century Cordoba, written by English historian H. St. L. B. Moss in 1935, may be regarded as fairly typical of the genre:
“In Spain … the foundation of Umayyad power [in 756] ushers in an era of unequalled splendour, which reaches its height in the early part of the tenth century. The great university of Cordova is thronged with students … while the city itself excites the wonder of visitors from Germany and France. The banks of the Guadalquivir are covered with luxurious villas, and born of the ruler’s caprice rises the famous Palace of the Flower, a fantastic city of delights.”
The fastest-growing sector of Muslims in the United States is among African-Americans. African-Americans have been receptive to Islam, which they see as an anti-White and anti-Christian religion. The Nation of Islam was founded in the 1930’s by a white silk merchant Wallace Fard, who urged African-Americans to dress like Arab Muslims and buy his robes and apparel. Islam became the “lost-found nation of Islam in the wilderness of North America.” Today, many African-Americans are lured into Islam while in prison after learning that Allah’s laws reject those “man-made” laws that got them into prison in the first place. There is no clearer and sadder case in history of the exploitation of a group of uninformed people in the name of Islam than the Black Muslim movement in America.
How the Tahajjudh (midnight) prayer---compulsory in Muhammad's time, not today---was designed to keep Muslims awake through the whole night for ensuring the safety of Muhammad!
TAHAJJUDH—THE MIDNIGHT PRAYER
Tahajjud prayer (midnight prayer) was imposed on us Muslims during the time of Muhammad for some important reasons. There is no fixed time to offer this mid-night prayer. This prayer can be said at any time at our home or in mosque from midnight until pre-dawn Fajr prayer.
The following is a letter from a Muslim (Saeed) to Ali Sina:
Mr Ali Sina,
I have been following and reading your website since a year now. I honestly don’t know what to think of you. Initially just like every other born Muslim, my faith was based on blind imitation and I followed Islam moderately without much knowledge of it other than what is required to know as the basic tenets of Islam. I was brought up in Pakistan with religious grandparents who always instilled the thought that there shouldn’t be any “why” when religion is concerned. Everything should be followed to the letter as described by Prophet Muhammad through his Hadiths and the Quran and we are not supposed to question it. Thus questions such as “who created god?”, “why is God invisible?”, “what gender he has” shouldn’t even be attempted to ponder on because human logic is fallible, and god didn’t impart us with the brain to comprehend his existence. Islam as taught in school, madrassa’s, and by the society was always portrayed in one dimensional version where the “good” parts were largely emphasized and most of the eye brow raising things (polygamy, double standards, beating of wife, Aisha’s age, killing of non-believers, prophet marriages, muta, discrimination of women, keeping slaves, sex with slaves and captives of war, Prophet's wars with Jews and treatments of prisoners of war) were either totally ignored or were presented in a sugar-coated version.
In the previous article, I have discussed how Muhammad designed Islam’s daily five prayers so as to surround himself with his disciples, especially at night hours, fearing possible attacks from the victims of his aggressive violence. In this article, I will analyze how Muhammad used his Medina Mosque for training his Jihadi band of disciples for raiding and plundering the infidels of Arabia.
MEDINA MOSQUE—PROPHET MUHAMMAD’A MILITARY TRAINING CENTER
The recent Pew poll on the attitudes of Muslims worldwide is not worth the paper it is written on. Most of the questions were designed to present Islam as normal and Muslims as no different from average Americans. Indeed, the conclusion of the Pew Poll (discussed below) is: Muslims in their belief are little different from Protestants.
When you read the outcomes of Pew Polls on Islam, you need to understand that there is no multiplicity of Islam—no moderate or radical Islam, no Western version, Indonesian or Saudi Islam. Islam is an evil religious creed—one and only one—which is founded exclusively on the Quran and Sunnah. The difference between Islam practiced in different Muslims countries lies only in the degree real Islam is applied.
President Obama touched on an important idea this morning in his press conference dealing with Syria, the Boston bombing, and other political issues. Alluding to the Tsarnaev brothers, he spoke of the trouble in identifying lone terrorists who may not be part of a terror network:
"One of the dangers we now face are self-radicalized individuals, who are already here in the United States, and in some cases may not be in any kind of network, but because of whatever warped and twisted ideas they may have decided to carry out an attack."
Hello friends! You may be aware that the Spanish government had revoked my refugee status a few months ago for producing a movie on Prophet Muhammad’s life.
To continue my persecution, Muslims in Spain launched criminal law suits against me accusing me of hate crime for hurting their religious sentiments. And the court readily initiated my prosecution. There was a huge pressure on me to leave Spain or to be prepared for deportation or detention. But I decided to stay here and fight for my right to freedom of expression through legal means.
How Muhammad designed daily five prayers for ensuring his security?
NECESSITY FOR 5 DAILY PRAYERS
In the previous article, we made a sense of merciful Allah’s love toward us in comparison to that of our mothers and implication of the ‘cancerous’ five daily prayers, which we see as our sacred duty. In this article, let us analyze who invented the doctrine of five daily prayers and its real purpose.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing which resulted in five deaths and 264 people injured, the conclusion of many in the government and the media was that the perpetrators, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had self-radicalized themselves by information on the Internet. Americans were told this was a much more onerous root cause than if the terrorists had belonged to some sort of Al Qaeda cell or if they had been sponsored by a foreign government. If terrorists were working in cells or had foreign contacts, their interactions with others could often be tracked by cell phone or internet activity. A typical article can be seen at: Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say.
There is an enormous irony contained in the Boston Marathon bombing. When the jihadi Tsarnaev brothers carjacked a Mercedes, it had a Coexist bumper sticker.
The Coexist bumper sticker is the religious symbol of the multicultural crowd -- you know -- all religions are the same. Well, the leading symbol of those who want to Coexist is the star and crescent Islam. And exactly how well has Islam coexisted with all the others? What kind of neighbor has Islam been over history?
The Arabic term ‘Salaah’ denotes the daily ritual prayers enjoined upon all Muslims as one of the five pillars of Islam. It is performed five times a day by all practicing Muslims. Dear brethren, have you ever wondered about why our compassionate Allah wants us to bow down to Him five times a day, and that too at five different intervals? What benefit He gets by torturing His ‘children’ by forcing to saying prayers five times a day at different hours? And also our Mullah was tells us that Allah loves us to pray round the clock, at the same time claiming that Allah is 70 times more merciful than our worldly mothers.
Is that is what your or my mother would like us to do, although she is times less merciful than our Allah?
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 09:29
Despite almost eight years of presidency, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad remains one of the most immature leaders the world has ever seen. He is notorious for his odd personality traits even among the high-ranking authorities of the Islamic regime: fierce rhetoric, use of vulgar vocabulary, hectic gestures, lapse of concentration etc., show not only his risible immaturity, but also his personal abnormality. His nonsensical verbal analogies and parallels, absurd comments, lack of rationality, revolting habits, and odd poises suggest personality disorders common to many fanatical dictators.
The neighbors of the Chechnyan Muslim family whose sons were responsible for the Boston Marathon terror attack said they were stunned by the news and that this nice Muslim family was known for its generosity and kindness. Many Americans often ask, "What about the Muslim family next door? They are really nice people."
Some of the nicest people I know are Muslims, but that must never blind us from understanding the risk we are taking when we allow the building of hundreds of mosques financed by Saudi Arabia, as well as millions of Muslims to migrate into America at a time of a fierce, if sophisticated, desire by Islamist groups to spread Islam throughout the world, and to radicalize impressionable youths by stoking anger against the Western nations, people and values.
Boston bombing brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev (L), Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (R)
Two brothers of Chechen extraction settled in the USA commit a mass terror attack on spectators at a Boston Marathon race. The question of motivation certainly seems important. Having been given shelter by a host country, university scholarships and a new life in a prosperous country, why then in recompense do these youngsters commit unspeakable barbarity upon their new fellow citizens and target them with a mass slaughter?
The name Tamerlan is named after another famous jihadist, a monster who killed untold numbers for the sake of jihad. Naming your son after this butcher of humanity is like naming your son Adolf Hitler or Osama bin Laden. Amir Timur (Tamerlan the original in whose honour this jihadist criminal is named) called himself ‘sword of Islam’ and more than lived up to that name. From his memoirs we can see why:
After the mainstream media’s and the Obama Administration’s much hope of finding a White Supremacist of the Timothy McVeigh brand as perpetrator of the Boston Marathon bombing, we get to know about the perpetrators. Whether or not they could be called White supremacist, one thing is for sure: They are of the Islamic brand, the same brand that perpetrated America’s first 9/11 12 years ago. Here they succeed doing it for a second time.
Let us take a look at what might have motivated them:
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