. . . about our future
Firstly, the article stating that a Migrant Camp in Greece seems to be run by supporters of the Islamic State.
"A television report by Deutsche Welle, claims that criminal gangs of Syrians that are sympathetic to the Islamic State (ISIS), have established a regime of terror in the Moria migrant camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos. ... Underneath the nose of the Greek authorities, gangs from Syria control drug smuggling and prostitution. Members of the gangs do not hesitate to use overt violence, using knives, and relying on Sharia law, the report says."
Given the expectation that such people are "needy refugees on their way to safety in Europe" how are we expected to think that might work itself out?
Well we don't need to speculate. The second article gives us a pretty solid idea.
A 21-year-old asylum seeker was taken into custody on Friday following the broad daylight attack in the Baden-Wuerttemberg town, which saw the migrant stab two passers-by at a bus stop before knifing a 52-year-old who tried to stop him with a restaurant chair several times.
Yet another violent attack by a recent Muslim migrant - and as is often the case these days, an Afghan. A couple of months ago Germany had another stabbing on a bus of 9 people perpetrated by a German of Iranian origin. Police were - once again - at a loss to explain the motive (what - no mental illness?).
In the most recent case,
The state minister for integration has warned Germans against the “hatred and malice” of anyone who might draw political conclusions after an Afghan migrant stabbed three people in Ravensburg town centre.
Heaven forbid that anyone might link Islam with violence! As we all know, Islam means peace and any citizens becoming agitated over the spiraling rates of violence and sexual assault where there is an increasing proportion of Muslims in non-Muslim contexts must simply accept the comforting and very knowledgeable assertions from our elected representatives that the two are in no way correlated. Or even if they are correlated, of course correlation is not causation.
Alas, uninformed drones that we are, to us they do seem not only very definitely correlated but also causative. Islam itself seems to be a major issue. Unfortunately we have no high-sounding theories to back up our claims, merely the evidence of our eyes.
But wait! There is another aspect to this, the third article is from another Western country enjoying the enrichment of an well established Islamic community; Canada.
Would you believe it? Apparently the (obviously) Islamophobic government of Canada has a Canada Revenue Agency which regulates and audits that country's charities. They have found that the Islamic Society of North America - which I would have thought would be one of the largest Muslim organisations, if not the largest, in Canada - has negligently sent CA$136,000 to some needy people in Kashmir and that ISNA-Canada “may have, knowingly or unknowingly, provided the benefits of its status as a registered charity to support the efforts of a political party and its armed wing”. They have fined and warned them.
Now, it's a tiny bit hard to be shocked by this as one of the stipulated areas where regular Muslim zakat is to be sent, according to Sharia, is to aid jihad. Do please check this 2011 entry from Robert Spencer:~
Ever wondered why so many Islamic “charities” have turned out to be jihad-financing factories? Here are some telling sections from “21 Common Misconceptions about Zakaah,” by Asma bint Shameem, an article that came to me in my morning mailing from the “Islam_1_God_1_Religion_1_Truth” Yahoo Group. Someone made me a member of that in hopes, I guess, of converting me to Islam. Every mailing contains the tagline, “Only Authentic Information about Islam is passed backed by Quran or Hadith’s [sic].” In them, Asma bint Shameem explains that zakat, the obligatory alms that Muslims must pay, may not be given to non-Muslims, and may not be used to build hospitals, orphanages, or even to print Qur’ans or build mosques, but may be used to finance jihadists.
Misconception # 18:
Zakaah can be given to Non-Muslims if they are poor
It is not permissible to give Zakaah to any kaafir except the one who is inclined towards Islam, in the hope that he will become Muslim if you give him zakaah (al-Tawbah:60).
Al-Tawbah:60 is Qur’an 9:60: “Alms are for the poor and the needy, and those employed to administer the (funds); for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to Truth); for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah; and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.”
Misconception # 19:
I will use Zakaah to build hospitals, masjid and orphanages
That is not permissible, because this is not included in the eight categories on which zakaah may be spent.
Allaah tells us that Zakaah may be spent on the following:
“As-Sadaqaat (Zakaah) are only
for the Fuqaraa (poor),
and Al-Masaakeen (the poor)
and those employed to collect (the funds);
and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam);
and to free the captives;
and for those in debt;
and for Allaah’s Cause (Mujaahidoon “” those fighting in a holy battle),
and for the wayfarer (a traveler who is cut off from everything)” [al-Tawbah:60]
But if the intention in giving the money to an orphanage is so that this money will be spent on the poor orphans, then this is permissible, if the orphans are poor.
Similarly, Zakaah cannot be used to print Quraans and other Dawah material.
Do note that it's not me saying this. It is Islamic teaching based on the Sunnah of Muhammad. This represents the third facet of the warning that we should be taking note of. So we have three movements in this symphony of ignorance and neglect,
1) Don't be embarrassed to scrutinise the impending movement of "refugees" coming here - examine their world view. Be aware of the often markedly different attitudes towards the use of violence and to women, people of other faiths, homosexuals, democracy and so on. Acknowledge the plain, if unpalatable, reality of the situation. Yet
2) Be aware that there are many politicians (and media types. And academics. And those naively committed to inter-faith "dialogue") who simply will not give up their own worldview (or their careers) and who keep insisting that there are no problems at all to be considered in point 1), and
3) Note that once Muslims get established it is quite likely that not only individuals but even their largest institutions will, unsurprisingly, also want to act according to their Faith.
None of this is difficult to understand. Yet this simple and oft repeated pattern overseas will - I guarantee - occur here and will be met with the same (mock?) surprise, denial and rejection. Instead those who raise these very real concerns will be stigmatised as acting "for political purposes by spewing hatred and malice on all of us who stand up for unity in this city,” as helpfully described by the Green Party minister Manne Lucha regarding the latest German stabbing mentioned above.
One thing though - with all the warnings, with all the evidence, with all the plain statements of belief and intent, nobody here should be able to feign innocence.
The evidence is there for all to see and if, for whatever reason, those in positions of responsibility do not see it they remain accountable.
So let's hold them to a standard befitting their responsibilities.