EMPATHY FOR ISLAM? Path to Dhimmitude

Dhimmitude is the Muslim process of controlling non-Muslim populations brought to submission through jihad.

This week’s murderous attack on the staff of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, while heinous and tragic, was not unexpected. The publication has been an equal opportunity offender of all the world’s religions since its inception. However, its propensity for poking Islam in the eye put the staff of the ultra-liberal, anti-religious magazine in great jeopardy given Islam’s murderous censorship of anything it deems offensive.

I have tremendous respect for the publication’s resolve in sticking to their satirical formula in spite of Islamist threats. Even though its offices were firebombed in 2011 after publishing its “Shariah Hebdo” issue, the magazine has maintained its irreverent roots and has not been deterred from depicting the tenets of Islam in a comical light.

Even this attack will not prevent Charlie Hebdo from publishing its biggest ever run next week. With the help of Google and other French publications, the magazine will publish one million copies instead of its typical thirty thousand.

This kind of rock solid resolve in the face of seventh century intimidation is really commendable. I doubt the media in this country would be so stouthearted. In fact, I know they wouldn’t. And the fact that they won’t stand up to Islamic intimidation insures more aggression here in this country.

Let’s again set the record straight about Islam. It is not a religion of peace. It is a religion of conquest. The peaceful verses cited in the Qur’an that lend a semblance of civility have all been overwritten by hostile, aggressive verses. The peaceful verses are there, but Muhammad himself has rendered them null and void. True believing Muslims know this and don’t want you to know it.

Islam sees the world consisting of two factions – the world of Islam and the world of the infidels. The Qur’an instructs true believers to constantly strive to bring the world of the infidels into submission. They are to never stop making war against the non-Islamic world until it has been conquered for Allah.

Muslims are instructed to lie when it furthers the ultimate submission of the infidels. They cannot be trusted to honor peaceful statements they may make nor treaties they may sign.

Outreach by mosques to Christian churches is not about establishing common ground. It is always about conversion.

Everything is viewed from the viewpoint of power – gaining it, expanding it, and exercising it for the good of Islam. Islam will use peaceful, stealthy techniques to advance its cause when they are weaker militarily. They will turn to violence when they believe they are stronger.

Given this, does the typical excusing and rationalizing of Islamic violence by our government and liberal media make sense? No, it makes violence much more probable. When we do not clearly label Islam for what it is and rather apologize for it, we embolden the true believers.

When the presumptive 2016 Democratic nominee for president, Hilary Clinton, states in a speech at Georgetown University that smart power consists of understanding our enemy’s point of view and empathizing with it, Islamists see us submitting.

When our government labels the Fort Hood massacre work place violence and ignores the fact that it was an Islamic imam shouting “Allah is great!” as he methodically gunned down unarmed Army personnel, Islamists see us submitting.

When the New York Times expresses that their greatest concern about the Charlie Hebdo murders is that it may give rise to right wing persecution of Muslims, Islamists see us submitting.

When our U.S. intelligence and security agencies use politically correct threat analyses that expunge all references to the religion of Islam, Islamists see us submitting.

When our president refuses to use the words “Islamic” and “terror” to describe events like the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Islamists see us submitting.

We simply cannot afford to be stumbling around in a politically correct, utopian haze with respect to this threat any longer. We have to clearly recognize what it is we face, cultural sensitivities be damned. As Sun Tzu stated, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” In America, our leadership knows neither.

Hilary calls for empathy. How about empathy for the people she wants to lead and protect? You know the ones she will rely on to put her in office. How about following your constitutional duties and defending us Americans from all threats foreign and domestic?

Through liberal cognitive dissonance or just plain willful denial about the true nature of the Islamic threat we face, we are all at increasing risk to be slaughtered while picking out a nice steak for dinner at our local market. I for one have had enough.

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John Tutten

About the author, John Tutten: John Tutten holds degrees in both engineering and business management. He is veteran of thirty-three years in the high technology business world where he spent time in development engineering and technology management predominantly in the area of custom semiconductor circuits. He recently retired to the mountains of north Georgia where he devotes his time to the study of Christian Apologetics and writing in defense of the Christian worldview. View all articles by John Tutten

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