Wednesday, August 31, 2005

In the name of Allah

Posted by Mustang with the permission of Always on Watch

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published an al-Qaeda training manual, discovered by The Metropolitan Police in the home of a terrorist in Manchester, England. To read the manual, click on the link (above) to read it as a PDF document. There are several chapters, but I have decided to include only a few snippets — enough to wet your appetite to learn more about the people we are dealing with. I have made a comment after each quotation.

“The confrontation that we are calling for with the apostate regimes does not know Socratic debates, Platonic ideals, nor Aristotelian diplomacy. But it knows the dialogue of bullets, the ideals of assassination, bombing, and destruction, and the diplomacy of the canon and machine gun.”


Now with respect to the foregoing statement, I have to assume that these people are either (1) pathological liars, (2) consummate propagandists, or (3) sadly misinformed about the chronology of Arab hostility. Except for the most ideological, anti-democratic, and ignorant, everyone else is clearly aware that Arab terrorists, professing a belief in this so-called “peaceful religion,” hijacked airliners, murdered passengers, murdered athletes while they were sleeping in their beds, blew up embassies and innocent passers-by, attacked American peacekeepers in Lebanon, detonated explosives outside of barracks and housing facilities of innocent westerners working in Arabia, attempted to sink a United States Naval Vessel, ambushed soldiers who were engaged in a mission to feed the starving, and flew aircraft filled with innocent passengers into the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, and a field in Western Pennsylvania. Any Arab who proclaims that westerners do not observe the fundamental principles associated with civilized societies, given the above series of murderous incidents, is either mentally deficient or utterly delusional.
“Islamic governments have never been, and will never be established through peaceful solutions and cooperative councils. They are established as they always have: with pen and gun, by word and gun, by tongue and teeth.”

The amazing part of the foregoing paragraph is that it follows the first series of accusations. I do not think I have ever seen a more contradictory series of statements in my entire life (other than, perhaps, the Democratic Party platforms (1964—2004). I must confess that I am presently leaning toward the conclusion that Arabs are simply unable to distinguish between truth and falsehood — which makes them pathological liars.

“Military Organization Requirements

The military organization dictates a number of requirements to assist it in confrontation and endurance. These are:

> Forged documents and counterfeit currency
> Apartments and hiding places
> Communications means
> Transportation means
> Information
> Arms and ammunition
> Transport”

Ah. So the religion of peace seeks to destroy non-believers, Christians, and the People of the Book through deceitful means? I’m shocked. And what is the mission of the soldiers of Peace?
“The main mission for which the military organization is responsible is [sic]

The overthrow of the godless regimes and their replacement with an Islamic regime.
Other missions consist of the following:

> Gathering information about the enemy, the land, the installations, and the neighbors.
> Kidnapping enemy personnel, documents, secrets, and arms.
> Assassinating enemy personnel as well as tourists.
> Freeing the brothers who are captured by the enemy.
> Spreading rumors and writing statements that instigate people against the enemy.
> Blasting and destroying the places of amusement, immorality, and sin; not a vital target
> Blasting and destroying the embassies and attacking vital economic centers.
> Blasting and destroying bridges leading into and out of the cities.
Well then, in the name of Allah, these people seek to make war upon the “enemy,” which of course is any non-believer of Islam, and those who do but who just happen to get in the way because, after all, the murder of a fellow Muslim is excused when in the course of holy war.

Naturally, being of average intelligence, I am having a difficult time understanding the mind-set of people who think that somehow, God will be merciful to them when they behave with such impunity against the laws of God. They are certainly throwbacks to barbarianism, and it is hard to imagine that they have any redeeming value whatsoever. The significance of this “training manual” is that it has been part of the program of terrorism for much longer than the three decades of recent contemporary history. We should only expect the worst from those who do not hesitate to blow up school buses full of children, or who dance in the streets in celebration of the murder of more than three-thousand innocent souls. They are vermin — fit only for extermination. If they want to meet Allah, our military forces must continue to be committed to accelerate that meeting. Those of us who are living peacefully at home also have an important responsibility: We must vigorously watch over our communities and our neighborhoods (including our schools and shopping centers) because these barbarians have made it clear that even our children are the “enemy.” For a glimpse at just how dedicated Arab terrorists are in infiltrating democratic societies to do their evil work, please take a look at this recent report from the
Center for Immigration Studies.

Or, is it just me?

37 Comments:

At 8/31/2005 11:51 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

"..these people are either (1) pathological liars, (2) consummate propagandists, or (3) sadly misinformed about the chronology of Arab hostility. "

Or all three.

 
At 8/31/2005 12:06 PM, Blogger Mustang said...

You are right, Gindy. I neglected to insert "all of the above." If you've had a chance to read through the DOJ document, one can only conclude that these people are worse than the most detestable mafia cut-throats, and much less civilized than the Huns. I say this because at least the Huns did not come into your land with a smile and a promise to obey the rules of civil society, and then do otherwise.

It is difficult for me to lump all Arabs/Muslims into one pot, but at the same time it is obvious, given their lying nature (in the name of Islam, of course), that we simply do not know who to trust. Thus, because the stakes are so high, we must look at these people with natural suspicion.

 
At 8/31/2005 12:27 PM, Blogger G_in_AL said...

got you on your site Mustang

 
At 8/31/2005 2:18 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

From The Sword of the Prophet, 2002, pages 193-194, referring to the period arond A.D. 750:

"Greatly influenced by Baghdad's Greek heritage in philosophy that survived the Arab invasion, and especially the writings of Aristotle, Farabi adopted the view--eminently heretical from an Islamic viewpoint--that reason is superior to revelation. He saw religion as a symbolic rendering of truth, and, like Plato, saw it as the task of the philosopher to provide guidance to the state. He indulged in rationalistic questioning of the authority of the Kuran...

"The Muslim mainstream, on the other hand, emphasized the Kuranic orthodoxy but tried to deploy Greek philosophy for their metaphysical and physical explanations of phenonmena...From the conflict of these two divergent forces there arose, about the ninth century, the tendency of thought represented by the philosophers of Islam. But when the thinkers went too far in their free inquiry into the secrets of nature, paying little attention to the authority of the Kuran, they aroused suspicion of the rulers both in North Africa and Spain, as well as in the East. Persecution, exile, and death were frequent punishments suffered by the philosophers of Islam whose writings did not conform to the canon."

From page 196:

"It is said that when the Caliph Umar conquered Alexandria in the seventh century, he had its huge library burned, saying that if the writings contained within were in agreement with the Kuran, then they were redundant and therefore useless; if they disagreed with the holy book of the Muslims, then they were blasphemous and must be burned."

From page 197, speaking of today:

"Most social and political thinkers in the Muslim world...have run the risk of being deemed heretical by Islamic standards-and the crime of heresy is still punishable by death in Islamic nations."

How to reason with such a group? Can't be done!

 
At 8/31/2005 6:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth Teller. Don't you notice the paradox in your story? You say they can't be reasoned with and go on to describe an intense historical internal struggle with reason.

But reasoning is only difficult if you fail to start from the same first principle. To understand Islam is to adopt their first principle, and "reason" from there. They are, for the most part, a "vision" of Plato's "Republic" and "Laws" that starts with a "noble lie" and goes from there.

We believe in the freedom to choose. They believe in preventing the corrupt city dwellers (what we in this country call "liberals") from choosing "sin", hence the Sharia. This is straight out of Plato's "Laws". When the terrorists say that westerners do not understand Plato, Aristotle, et al, THEY ARE RIGHT! And THEY "Mostly" understand Plato, Aristotle, et al. For the Wahabbi's (sic) have "back-tracked" on Plato and Aristotle to suit their "current" situational needs... their need to isolate Islam from western corruption and prevent the west from expanding "common/vulgar/ modern values". In this respect, they are very much reverting to the "Middle" (Socratic) Plato and away from the "Stranger" or "Athenian Stranger" of Plato himself. The midnight council has sent out "Guardians" to engage the enemy.

Only they have made something of a "mistake". In the Republic, the Guardians are male and female. I believe that in Magnesia they were only male. In other words, they are "off-balance" and perhaps a little blind in this area (or maybe not, hence their need to "attack" the west to prevent their women from further vulgar values "corruption").

But regardless, we need to aim for their weakest part, the heel. The women of Islam. We need to give them an idea with which to "fight" Plato's Magnesia reverted to Republic. A "carrot" that entices Nietzsche's "Will to Power". For only when "will to truth" steps in the heels of "will to power" can one become "invincible". (Zarathustra) And the truth is, that Eve will bite the apple, and sin will thereafter crouch at Cain's door. The "birth" of Rousseau's amour propre (sic?) and the death of "pure" amour de soi. And the expulsion from the Garden. The Garden is NOT possible "again" on this earth (unless you believe in Revelations as well)... but isn't that "New Testament"????

Then the snake will encircle the eagle's throat and prevent him from flying so "high". (Zarathustra)

Politics is evil. I feel like a snake. Better crawl on my belly OUT of this garden.

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 6:45 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

Yes, I do notice the paradox. I was attempting to provide some background as to how Islam (even what some call "mainstream Islam") has rejected what many Westerners call philosophic reasoning and, thereby, what most think of as Western thinking.

I'm not sure that I'd call Islam's starting point a noble lie. However, Wahhabists do see the West as evil and full of sin, especially with regard to vulgarity. And of course, any secularization of Islam is seen by the Wahhabists as apostasy, thus reverting Islam to militancy.

In Islam, freedom to choose is replaced with the will of Allah. His will seems rather changeable--fatalistic and/or justification for various jihadi deeds.

Yes, politics is evil in many respects. The desire of absolute power is evil as well.

I don't blame you for crawling away!

 
At 8/31/2005 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Islam is the "ancient" in the battle between the ancients and moderns (Swift, "Battle of the Books"). Modernism is a "rejection" of the noble, of the "aristocrats", it is essentially "feminine". It looks "away" from heaven, and towards the earth. The ancients embraced the "heroic". The "moderns" embrace the "mundane" and "vulgar" (i.e. James Joyce's Ulysses vs Homer's Odysseus)

Who are the terrorist "leaders"? Arab "princes" who think of themselves as the "guardians of Islam" and prince/ guardian "wannabes". Who are the bombers? Mostly failed and jobless technocrats who have become "dis-illusioned" from exposure to vulgar/urban westernism. Who makes up "most" of the "jihadists" in Iraq today? Foreigners...from Saudi Arabia wearing "expensive colognes" and toting cell phones and lots of cash.

S-s-s-t-i-l-l-l-l S-s-s-s-l-i-t-h-r-i-n-g-g-g-g-g

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Islam is a "rejection" of "urban" values in favor of "rural" ones. I guess they've never lived in the "sub-urbs".

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 8:06 PM, Anonymous Mustang said...

It is an interest study of contradictions. Years ago in college, we had the sons and daughters of filthy rich Sheiks on campus, riding around in Ferraris, a wad of cash that would choke a camel, and they were the most sexually active, the heaviest drinkers, and the least concerned with whether or not they passed any of their courses.

Today, these same people are the "guardians of Islam," who send their kids to American colleges to repeat the process and, oh by the way, organize terrorist cells.

This is not theology, folks. It is hypocrisy, and how big a sin is that under Islam?

 
At 8/31/2005 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and finally "democracy" is an "urban" value. Let's all "talk it out" rather than "fight it out".

No, "city councils" are not the Arab way. "Commoners" are not qualified to be decision makers, for they are not "wise".

They disdain the ideals of Athens... Athena... wisdom born from the head of Zeus, FULLY ARMED! Instead, they embrace Plato's Magnesia, and its' Aristotelian derivatives. Alexander conquers Persia based upon the "weaknesses" demonstrated in Xenophon's "Anabasis". Osama bin Laden is an emissary of the head of their "Nocturnal Council". He IS Xenophon.

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 8:14 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

FJ,
Islam seems more that "ancient" to me. It seems barbaric. But that is an emotional statement, not a truly philosophical one.

I now understand by what you meant with the term "noble." Thank you!

Joyce's Ulysses and Homer's Odysseus are both modern? I understand about Joyce, but not about Homer. Can you explain?

I follow exactly what you mean by the Arab terrorists/princes/jihadists, etc. A tribal culture. In Faith At War, Trofimov tells of how those Muslims exposed to Western culture are very likely to be the ones who most strongly resist it.

Islam does reject "urban values." And Islam is certainly anti-feminism, in every sense I can immediately think of.

 
At 8/31/2005 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mustang,

The young ones are warriors. When you were in Busan, ever go to Texas Street? Did you see any generals there? How about Subic Bay, ever due a Port Call and watch the price of "vice" double with the arrival of the fleet. Were the "admirals" out cavorting with the "crew"? The "young" are only suited for "gymnastics" and "music". The old practice "wisdom".

Hypocrisy? Or giving every man his due?

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I confused you... Homer WAS an ancient. Joyce's "Ulysses" is a modern "parody/satire" on the former character. I see it as "satire" The Moderns see it as "parody". It's a "perspective" thing.

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 8:24 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

My fault. I didn't see "vs." Tired eyes, I suppose.

Yes, the moderns embrace Joyce as opposed to Homer.

I prefer Homer over Joyce--my perspective. Stream of consciousness can be overdone, as far as I'm concerned.

 
At 8/31/2005 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Islamic terrorist aims to "stampede" the "common herd". Just like the Iraqi's on the bridge today. Religion has "less" to do with all this than you think.
It red "county" vs blue "city" in the ABSENSE of a Constitution.

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 8:27 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

Mustang,
Sounds like hypocrisy to me! Hedonistic as well.

I'm not sure that Islam recognizes hypocrisy as we understand the word.

 
At 8/31/2005 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, stream of consciousness reduces the limits of one's horizon to the "present" and "near term". In that respect, it is "deficient". The "heroic" has a much more "expansive" vision. It see's the gods. It aims "beyond life" and into "legend".

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 8:30 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

FJ,
Akin to "sowing wild oats" (giving every man his due)?

So "stampede the herd," then take control? Am I close?

They use Islam (religion) as a means to totalitarianism?

 
At 8/31/2005 8:32 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

"Heroic" would then bring out the best in people--to speak very vernacularly. I see more virtue in Homer, and no doubt that is apparent to you.

 
At 8/31/2005 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

errata... substitute "future's legends" for "legend".

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 8:34 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

FJ,
About "errata"...I understood.

 
At 8/31/2005 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TT,

You'd enjoy Socrate's speech of Diotima(?) in Plato's "Symposium"...

the common man is satisfied with creating "family"... the noble man will settle for nothing less than "posterity".

We need BOTH types. Nietzsche was extremeley "critical" of the ascetic "lifestyles" of the "priests" of Christendom. But Freud explained them "best".

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 8:42 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

FJ,
However, Islamists don't want to allow for the common man. Therein lies a problem.

 
At 8/31/2005 8:46 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

Addendum:
The world does indeed need both types: the family man and the noble man. Neither type should try to exterminate the other.

 
At 8/31/2005 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TT,

That's what I think the plan is. Like "break the Russians with Star Wars". Get them to "spend" to try and protect everything everywhere. Right into "bankruptcy". Wasn't "Panic" one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Hasn't the "horse" always symbolized mans "passions"? The Greek used to have a "tradition" of races where the horsemen carry torches but must "change riders" in the middle of the race. Socrates was on his way to just such an event when he was diverted to perform his "Republic" dialogue for Thrasymachus, et al.

I don't think the Arabs like the idea of changing "riders". It smells to much of "democratic transitions of power".

Another horse analogy... Plato's "Phaedrus" (chariot with TWO horses)... another horse analogy... the Parthenon friezes and metopes atop the Acropolis... another horse analogy "Poseidon - Breaker of Horses" - (poseidon aka, the tyrant). A more recent analogy "Jonathan Swift's horses in Gulliver's Travels.

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 8:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horses also symbolize "aristocracy". Polo, Carriages, Cavalry. Is it any wonder than "horse racing" is not as popular as it used to be?

ps - If you like history, you should study the "roots" of America's first cavalry in "First Troop Philadelphia Cavalry". They were all members of the "Gloucester Fox Hunting Club". Many were also members of the Schuylkill Fishing Company on Fort St. Davids island. It is said that the Schuylkill Navy practiced there, and they had the BEST FISH-HOUSE PUNCH in the nation. Washington toasted with it. The Marine Corps was BORN there.

 
At 8/31/2005 9:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Troop History

Most IMPORTANT. Notice their "flag". Most flew the red and white stripes of rebellion. First troop sported the "blue stripes" of loyalty. They are the BLUE in the red-white and blue.

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 9:07 PM, Blogger NYgirl said...

Great post Mustang. You're manning the ship well.

 
At 8/31/2005 9:14 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

FJ,
I am familiar with almost every horse analogy you mentioned.

Back in a minute.

 
At 8/31/2005 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry TT, I gotta go. Long day for me.

-FJ

 
At 8/31/2005 9:19 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

FJ,
I should go too. Thanks for the conversation.

 
At 8/31/2005 9:21 PM, Blogger The Truth Teller said...

FJ,
In case you stop back by, I very much enjoyed the link to "First Troop History." Had you not pointed out the flags, I might not have noticed. The pictures are very small.

Very long weekend coming up. I won't be back for a while.

 
At 8/31/2005 9:32 PM, Anonymous Mustang said...

Thank you, NYGirl. You write an excellent blog as well. I've left you a comment.

 
At 8/31/2005 9:51 PM, Blogger David Schantz said...

I'll have to read the manual later, I have to start getting ready for work now. The post was very interesting, I will be back.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

 
At 8/31/2005 11:56 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

A strict enforcement of our laws against murder, rape, child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic violence, sedition, conspiracy to treason, and terrorism will stamp out Islam in America.

Prove me wrong.

 
At 9/01/2005 12:04 AM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

"It is said that when the Caliph Umar conquered Alexandria in the seventh century, he had its huge library burned, saying that if the writings contained within were in agreement with the Kuran, then they were redundant and therefore useless; if they disagreed with the holy book of the Muslims, then they were blasphemous and must be burned."

At that time, the Library of Alexandria had been burned twice before, but never so thoroughly as at the hands of the Islamic barbarians under Caliph Umar. Alexandria had the world's largest book copying industry until that time. The bathhouses of Alexandria were kept steamy hot for MONTHS by the fires of the books burned in Alexandria by Muslims.

Europe fell into the Dark Ages shortly after the literal database of Western Civilization was destroyed by Muslims.

 
At 9/01/2005 1:08 AM, Anonymous Mustang said...

Mr. B:

I could prove you wrong were it not for the fact that our government routinely practices selective prosecution. Some people get a walk because of the perceived political damage that could result from doing the right thing. We should work on that.

The admonition "He who fails to learn the lessons of history will be forced to repeat it" is a clear warning. They will burn our libraries again, if we allow it. If they cannot indoctrinate our children by infiltrating our dumbed down education system, they will surely eradicate them.

I always enjoy reading your comments. Thank you.

 

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