‘Hugo Jenks is an electronics engineer and has worked mainly in the defence sector, and more recently in academic research. His awakening to the threat of Islam followed the 7/7/2005 London bombings, when he read the Koran for the first time – his latest book addressing the Islamic threat is “Hellish 2050”. http://hellish2050.com/‘
If you were transported via a time-machine back to 1930s Germany, would you oppose the Nazis? Almost certainly you would say “yes”; however, you probably would not. Most people prefer a quiet life to opposing a totalitarian ideology.
Islam is a totalitarian political ideology with the outward appearance of a religion. If you haven’t already done so, please attempt to read the source documentation, primarily the Koran, and you will observe this fact for yourself. At least read surah (chapter) 9, as this is the more recently revealed of the larger chapters. The Abrogated Koran is a free download: http://hellish2050.com/books/AbrogatedKoran.pdf Within this edition the abrogated verses are crossed out. Chapters are arranged in reverse chronological order. Key verses are colour-coded.
Reading the Koran, one significant aspect strikes you: Mohammed had an unhealthy obsession with non-believers. Rather than focusing on the well-being and development of believers, he railed against the non-believers. He threatened them with eternal torment in hell and with physical violence in this world. Within the Koran, and as historical fact, non-believers (specifically “the people of the book”) are obliged to pay the Jizya tax as a sign of inferiority and subjection – the condition of dhimmitude – thus demonstrating unambiguously that Islam is a political ideology. If we object to the prospect of living in a condition of dhimmitude, we will inevitably be accused of “Islamophobia”.
On 27th November 2018, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims published a report titled “Islamophobia Defined: the inquiry into a working definition of Islamophobia”. It contained the following definition:
“Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.”
In the UK, the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, SNP, Scottish Conservatives, Green Party, Plaid Cymru, several councils, and the National Union of Students have adopted this definition.
It has a number of problems. To start with, it introduces a new, badly defined term: “Muslimness”. If they try to define that word, will they introduce yet another? Islam is not a race, so criticising Islamic scriptures, or the violent, murderous behaviour of the prophet of Islam, cannot be racist. If someone were to convert to Islam, and their sibling criticised this decision, how could this be racist, given that they share the same parents? Islam is a totalitarian political ideology as well as a religion. Would it be racism against the Chinese to criticise Communist ideology? Of course not.
Those who persist in defining “Islamophobia” as racism need to ask the question: what skin colour did Mohammed have? As described in numerous Hadiths, Mohammed was white! Furthermore, he kept black slaves and regarded them as inferior and of half the value of non-black slaves. Clearly, “Islamophobia” is not a form of racism. The APPG has deceived itself – it has not understood the relevant facts.
‘Ahmad ibn Abi Sulayman, the companion of Sahnun said, “Anyone who says that the Prophet was black should be killed.”’ Ibn Musa al-Yahsubi, Qadi ‘Iyad, p.375
‘”Did you see Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him)?” He said: “Yes, he had a white handsome face.”’ Sahih Muslim 30:5777
Muslims themselves are victims of Islam. We must wish for them to be free of this mental enslavement and come and join the rest of humanity. By abandoning Islam, they would be free to live in genuine peace, sharing the opportunities of a humane and equal society and the benefits of the great expansion of scientific and technical knowledge that the non-Islamic world has pioneered.
Reality checking with the vicar
David Kernek is a West Country-based freelance writer and photographer. A former political correspondent covering Westminster, he has also edited regional newspapers in Yorkshire, County Durham and Somerset.
I was troubled but perhaps not surprised when I read that a Church of England vicar had welcomed the BBC’s decision to broadcast Muslim prayers on some of its local radio stations. This is an extract from our ensuing correspondence:
I was perplexed, since it is clear to anyone who has read the Koran that unreformed Islam is not compatible with the Judeo-Christian values on which our ways of life in the now largely secular West remain based. Would you be willing to explain the reasons for the support you have given to the BBC in this matter?
Subject: Re: BBC/Muslim prayers …
Dear Mr Kernek,
Respectfully, I disagree with your reading of Islam. The vast majority of British Muslims, including those I number amongst my family and friends, are committed to a multicultural Britain in which different faiths and beliefs are honoured and upheld. As with the Qu’ran, there are parts of the Bible that we might deem inimical to our shared values in a rational 21st century society; but there is also much wisdom and beauty in both Scriptures. There is an extreme fringe in Islam, as there is in Christianity – and indeed in almost every religion and ideology …but I see no reason for the BBC not to support British Muslims in their faith because of the actions and beliefs of extremists.
Thanks for your reply, which I’ve thought about very carefully.
May I first look at this statement?: ‘The vast majority of British Muslims, including those I number amongst my family and friends, are committed to a multicultural Britain in which different faiths and beliefs are honoured and upheld.’ That might well be the case, but it raises the question of an Islamic minority that has no such commitment. This would include the approximately 20,000 people – as at June, 2019 – identified by UK’s security services as “closed subjects of concern” who have previously been investigated but who it’s believed could pose a threat in the future.
You point out that ‘there is an extreme fringe in Islam, as there is in Christianity – and indeed in almost every religion and ideology’. It might well be that there are here and there bands of extreme Methodists, Roman Catholics, Reform Jews, and Buddhists. As far as know, however, few if any of those have been responsible for anything like the number of Islamic terrorist attacks across the globe since the 1970s to the present day.
In his final book, Groupthink: A Study in Self-Delusion (published March 19, 2020) the late Christopher Booker updates the work published in 1972 by Professor Irving Janis*, who defined Groupthink as a process resulting in a ‘deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment’. Booker notes: ‘ … no religion has remained more consistently prone to it [Groupthink] through the centuries than Islam. And of course, there is no more extreme example in our world today than the rise of Islamic terrorist movements such as Isis or al-Qaeda, which are possessed by a form of groupthink so extreme that it turns those carried away by it into merciless killers …”
Finally: ‘… parts of the Bible that we might deem inimical to our shared values in a rational 21st century society; but there is also much wisdom and beauty in both Scripture’? This is true, as far as it goes which is not very far. Is there much of consequence in either the Old or New Testaments that can be said to have an equivalence with this?:
Q9:29 – ‘Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.’
The key difficulty is that the majority of peaceful and law-abiding Muslims have been and remain unwilling to acknowledge and repudiate the theological authorizations for intolerance and violence in their religious texts. Islam, unlike Christianity and Judaism, consequently remains unreformed. The inability or unwillingness of Western institutions to accept this fact indicates their failure to test reality.
* Irving Janis (1918 – 1990) research psychologist, Yale University & Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley.
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