Raymond Ibrahim on
‘Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West’
Of course I love this man and have used his material often. He really is an authoritative voice on this subject.
Among much else he points out:~
- when the concept of Jihad was codified - it was in the context of the protracted conquest of the capital of Eastern Christianity, Constantinople;
- the direct Qur'anic promise, understood by our Western predecessors, of paradise for those who fight in Jihad;
- the affinity of tribal peoples to accepting Islam;
- the reasons for the Crusades (in my talks I like to remind people of the predicament of the Yazidis trapped on Mt Sinjar facing extermination - about which we were all so aware a couple of years ago - would you have wanted the West to send in military force to liberate those people? Yes? Ah, then you're a Crusader!);
- the "Andalusian Golden Age" was nothing of the sort;
- the enslavement of at least 2 million European Christians by North African Muslims;
- the Crimean Tartars enslaved 3-4 million Christians!;
- America's first foreign war was against Muslim North Africa because of the latter's Islamic doctrinal adherence;
- Marco Polo's experience of Islam - an eye-opener;
- 19th C. French intellectual Alex de Tocqueville's & Winston Churchill's frank & alarming views of Islam are noted;
- the current threat of Islam to the West is not due to their strength (they are weak) but due to our own denial and ignorance;
There is a 25 minute Q&A at the end incorporating:~
- "Moderate" Muslims are discussed - do they exist? Why aren't they speaking up? Is Sharia belief widespread?;
- Is Arabism synonymous with Islam?;
- Why are there so many conversions to Islam in our prisons?;
- Why do Muslim women get invovled in Jihad when the promise of 72 virgins does not apply to them?;
- Fascinating parallels between the Mongols under the Khans and Islam;
- What to do in Syria?;
- The ineffectual Muslim reformers in the West;
- The Islamic "Baby Jihad" in the West;
- The demographics of the Migrants & "Refugees" now moving into the West.
Knowledge is power friends.
Last week I spoke before the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute in Naples, Florida. My 45-minute speech revolved around the topic of my forthcoming book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, and how Americans have been fed a false history that makes the West’s current conflict with Islam incomprehensible, whereas knowledge of true, well-documented history—one that almost exclusively revolved around war—places current events in a much clearer context.