Nonie Darwish, Muslim Apostate, author and extraordinary truth teller on Islamic teaching, has penned this piece for Atlas on the latest in a string of terror arrests averting massive islamic attacks that would have taken an untold number of American lives.
Darwish knows. She lived it.
Today we have yet another terror-related arrest of a Muslim, Tarek Mehanna, who was plotting jihad terror attacks against US shopping malls. But Americans are told to never link that to Islamic teachings.
Committed Muslims insist that Islam is misunderstood by the West. Sensitivity training to Islam is forced upon US government employees and teachers, telling them that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism implying that if they believe their eyes, ears and common sense, then they must be Islamophobes.
Muslim propaganda is cleverly wrapped in illogical strategies to get the West confused about their own perception of Islam. For centuries Muslims lived with unchallenged warped logic regarding their religion. Instead of examining non-Muslim fear of Muslim violence and oppression encouraged by Muslim scriptures, Muslims are trained to regard such complaints as an attack on Muslims and Islam itself.
I have no doubt in my mind that when Dalia Mogahed, White House advisor on Islamic issues, says that Sharia is misunderstood, that she really means it. Like her, early in my life as a Muslim, I believed the same.That is how we were trained to accept our destiny under Sharia which turned us into robots ruled by fear, intimidation and warped logic. Women are told they have been liberated by Islam because pre-Islamic society used to kill new born girls and Islam stopped that. We were told that before Islam came, men could marry an unlimited amount of women and slave girls and Islam came and limited the number to 4. We were told that women were not able to hold property before Islam and Islam came and gave us that right and the right not to share our property even with our husbands. The absence of community property between husband and wife in Islam is sold as a benefit when it really is the result of polygamy, where women had to protect their inheritance from being shared by other wives and by a husband who does not want to share his wealth with his wives. What a great deal, we Muslim women, thought. Day in and day out we had to thank Allah forIslam that stopped our murder at birth. We had to thank Allah for being supported by husbands in a society that crippled us and did not allow us to get out of the house without our husband’s permission.
Just as Muslim women are indoctrinated into believing that Islam saved them from murder at birth, Muslims are trying to convince the West that they too have nothing to fear from Islam. Thus we see the sensitivity training of Westerners who are expected to never blame Muslim teachings for terrorism. Western deep fear of being called a racist has been transferred to fear of being called an Islamophobe. So if the definition of Jihad in Muslim scriptures state that Jihad means “to war with non-Muslims to establish the religion”, the West should not misunderstand the word ‘war’ to be aggression. If Muslim scriptures clearly state that an apostate must be killed immediately and their killers will not be punished, then we must not take the word ‘kill’ at face value. If Muslim scriptures say that women are deficient in intellect and religion and must not be trusted, we should not take that seriously. Thus connecting Muslim commandments to kill and war with Islamic terror and violence is an act of Islamophobia that must be punished as a hate crime.
We are still told that the West simply misunderstands Islam. Even after constant and persistent acts of Muslim terror against the West, we are told with deep sincerity, not be afraid of Islam even if Muslims are holding the Quran in one hand and decapitating non-Muslims with another. The message of Islam to kill kafirs and apostates is so unreal and unimaginable to the Western mind that some Westerners actually are convinced it can’t be true and that no religion can openly advocate such violence and stay respected by the international community. It must be us, the West, who does not understand Islam because the alternative is unimaginable. But the unimaginable has survived and thrived for 1400 years and still going strong with full force with the support of petro-dollars and facilitated by Western do-gooders.