"I was ordered to fight all men until they say, 'There is no god but Allah.'" With these farewell words the Prophet Muhammad summed up the international vision of the faith he had brought to the world. As a universal religion, Islam envisages a global political order in which all humankind will live under Muslim rule as either believers or subject communities. In order to achieve this goal it is incumbent on all free, male, adult Muslims to carry out an uncompromising struggle "in the path of Allah," or jihad. This in turn makes those parts of the world that have not yet been conquered by the House of Islam an abode of permanent conflict (Dar al-Harb, the House of War) which will only end with Islam's eternal triumph. In the meantime, there can be no peace between these two systems, only the temporary suspensions of hostilities for reasons of necessity or expediency...Now, of course, just because it's incumbent on every adult Muslim male to wage jihad it doesn't mean that it's going to happen; there are plenty of Muslims who don't go in for that jihad stuff. But the fact remains that, in the words of Artie Erdogan, "Islam is Islam," and over the centuries its goals have never changed. Indeed, the passage of time has made no difference, and the command to wage jihad is still in effect in our time, as it was in the time of Islam's founder.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
The Truth About Islam That You'll Never Hear From Islam Fan Boys Like Barack and Justin
Fortunately, Historian Efraim Karsh, an expert on the subject, expresses it sans equivocation in his book Islamic Imperialism: A History (which I just happen to have on my book shelf). Here's how he opens Chapter 4, "The House of Islam and the House of War":