Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

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Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Islamic Leader Has Chutzpah, To Use A Yiddish Term

Ingrid Mattson is the newly elected leader of the largest Muslim group in North America, the Islamic Society of North America. Mattson is complaining because the Bush Administration has finally gotten around to properly labeling the majority terrorist threat facing the world at this time. That would be Islamo-fascism. Mattson stated:

…that labeling terrorism as "Islamic" only adds to a misunderstanding of the religion. Mattson acknowledged that terrorist groups "do misuse and use Islamic concepts and terms to justify their violence."
"But I think that when we then bestow that term upon them we only make the situation worse and somehow give validity to their claims which we need to deny and reject,..."
Really now, just how does the term give them validity to their claims? And, what claim would that be? And, just when is Mattson going to start denying and rejecting those who “…misuse and use Islamic concepts and terms to justify their violence?”

Mattson further stated:

"I'm convinced that it is not only inaccurate, but unhelpful," she said. "If our major concern is security, security of this country, this is a term that has very bad resonance in the Muslim majority world and makes us feel uncomfortable here."
Yes indeed, that is exactly the problem. The majority Islamic world feels uncomfortable admitting the fact that a sect of Islam is determined to wage a holy war against all that is not Islamic. The sect won’t rest until Sharia rules the entire world and all non-Islamic believers have been converted, humiliatingly taxed or exterminated.

It gets even worse. Not only will the majority Islamic community not admit to the murderous intentions of their fellow religionists, but they have invited former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, one of the world’s major Islamic-fascists, to address 43rd annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America. I guess that this qualifies in Mattson’s mind as denying and rejecting the Islamo-fascist message.

Let’s look at the facts and see if we can divine what is actually happening. Of the three Abrahamic religions, Islam is the one that was born with the sword. And, the sword is a major component to the religious/political structure of Islam. There is no separation of church and state in the Islamic world.

Today, a significantly growing minority of Muslims are classified as fundamental, a key component to Islamo-fascism. When the majority Muslim community refuses to call a spade a spade and then invites a prominent figure from the minority community to their convention, the credibility of the majority community is called into question. There must be a solid reason why the majority community organizations refuse to condemn the fundamental Muslims. Could it be that they actually agree with the actions of the terrorists? So, perhaps for the most part there really is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. Maybe there are only those willing to terrorize and those who sit back and wait for Islam to take over. English Lord Cromer’s statement that “Islam reformed is Islam no more.” might be spot on.