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Saturday, July 31, 2004

U.S. 9/11 Report Completely Useless?

Has Sandy Berger's trouser-gate rendered the efforts of the 9/11 Commission an exercise is futility. Do America's enemies know more than do the commission? According to "Winds of Change," they probably do.

There are several points here. In addition to destroying documents, Sandy Berger was acting as an agent of the executive branch for the 9/11 Commission and was screening the information that was to be provided to them. The Bush Administration did not choose Berger to do this. The 9/11 Commission did. Then the Commission saw only what Berger wanted them to see via hiding behind the Executive Privilege implied by constitutional separation of powers. This makes the 9/11 Commission report worthless. The Commission did not see what Berger, Gorleck and Ben Veniste did not wish them to see, with the cooperation of Co-Chairmen's Kean and Hamilton.

Second, the National Archives saw multiple egregious security violation occur and DID NOTHING. They did not call security to stop and search Berger for the classified documents he stuck in his pants, his socks and his leather folder. They did not stop him from taking and keeping notes on those classified documents. Then they let it happen twice. The first time Berger did it and the second time during their "sting."

Third, there were multiple and repeated breakdowns in the reporting of this security breach. "The Kid" already mentioned the one between the Justice Department and the White House Council. There were others.

For some reason this act of treason is not getting the press coverage that it deserves.

Read the rest.

Friday, July 30, 2004

FIFTH COLUMN ALERT: FrontPage :: The Democrats Embrace Al-Jazeera by Thomas Ryan

FrontPage :: The Democrats Embrace Al-Jazeera by Thomas Ryan

It is one thing not to be able to identify the enemy. It is quite another to invite him into your home as one of you. This is why we need to check some sites like Front Page Magazine daily. 

Part of the socialist mentality of liberals, those who now dominate the Democrat Party,  includes epistemological and moral agnosticism or relativism.  They see having Al Jazeera aboard as a sign of their inclusiveness.  What will become of this "war on terrorism" should they regain power?

Here is the opening paragraph of this article. 

Despite Democratic Presidential Nominee John Kerry’s assertion that as President, he would “use every available resource to destroy terrorists and deny them sanctuary…and new recruits,” one of the invited guests at the now-concluded Democratic National Convention was an organization that has served as a terrorist recruitment tool, a communications conduit for al-Qaeda in general and Osama bin Laden in particular. This network has repeatedly described Palestinian suicide-bombers as “martyrs.” High above the platform and the sea of “Kerry-Edwards” placards, covering the convention from a skybox towering over the Fleet Center floor was Arabic network al-Jazeera, the Arab satellite news agency whose allegedly “factual and accurate” news coverage has been blatantly anti-American. The Democrats were at least savvy enough to remove the network’s banner, which had been strategically placed near the speakers’ podium. But how could any candidate or political party “serious” about terrorism make no fuss about allowing such a news group inside its convention?



Wednesday, July 28, 2004

New Article on 6th Column Against Jihad

FIFTH COLUMN ALERT: FrontPage :: 9/11: A Failure of Academia by Dr. Walid Phares

FrontPage :: 9/11: A Failure of Academia by Dr. Walid Phares

Dr. Phares hits the target in dead center.  America has a two-front war.  One is the war with the Jihadists.  The other comes from Fifth Columnists subverting us.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

From the "IDEAS MATTER" file ...

The Islam-instigated traumas that the world endures these days come from ideas, and the "cure" must also come from ideas, better ideas, held consistently.  The mess called "education" in the USA today, from K  through the universities, does its Dewey-ian best to derail our proper use of our minds.  Whenever possible, we must shine the light of reason on the darkness, from without and from within.  Thus, here is an entry for the "IDEAS MATTER" file, which is a short-hand way of presenting illustrative short topics.

Here is a quotation from Bernard Lewis' history volume, The Middle East:  A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, Touchstone Books, ISBN:  0-684-83280-1, 1997.  Referring to the heart of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey itself, he says:

In 1729, the long-sustained Turkish resistance to the printing press was at last overcome, and at last a Turkish printing press was authorized.  By 1742, when it was closed, the printers had produced seventeen books.  (page 306)

Two important items must supplement this quotation, if anyone is to understand the context.

First, prior to this effort in Turkey, there had been no printing presses in Islamia, none, that is, which were Islamic owned, run, and which printed Arabic materials.  Certain foreigners, e.g., some Jews in some places, could own and run printing presses, provided their language was not Arabic, the language of Islam, and provided that no Islamic materials or Islamic-related materials were published.  Napolean was utterly shocked when he arrived in Egypt in 1798 to find no presses or literacy.

Second, what shut down this press in Turkey in the early 1700s was reactionary Islam (Lewis, p. 307).  Let that sink in.

A quick look at Encarta, under "printing press," produced this familiar item:  "Invented by Johannes Gutenberg around 1450, the printing press made the mass publication and circulation of literature possible. © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."  By the time Turkey--for all of Islam--got the first Islamic press in 1729, European and American presses had advanced to mass book publishing.  In 15 years, the Turkish press squeezed off 17 books.

To this day, little--other than Islamic regurgitations--is published, translated, or written in Islamia.  The book translation output of ALL of Islamia lags behind Spain, a single country.

What this reflects is profound hostility to ideas.  Islam has not wanted any ideas since 900 A.D., and it has gotten what it asked for--extreme backwardness.  Islamists look around at the world on their satellite derived television broadcasts at what the rest of the world is like, and they recoil at the idea of joining progress.  Their response is to try to kill off the ideas of progress and those who have these ideas in the rest of the world.  There can be no lower form of resentment than this, which is an outstanding instance of what philosopher, Ayn Rand, called "hatred of the good for being good."

Islam is not a formidable enemy, in and of itself.  It is intellectually stagnant, shallow, and totally unsuited to human life.  What makes Islam formidable is its funding.  Mostly oil money but now other sources literally fuel Islam and its expression, modern terrorism.  Stop the funding, and stop Islam. 

Our own vulnerability to Islam comes from the dominant cultural ideas we hold as a people.  Right now, we inhibit ourselves from our proper defense.  We do not identify Islam as the enemy.  We do not demand that terror states like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Pakistan stop or face total annihilation.  We do not even do the full job on a piker state like Iraq.  At home, we allow Muslims to be the tail that wags us, the dog.  We are so full of corrupt ideas such as multiculturalism and "political correctness," that we cannot defend ourselves.  We may pay far bigger prices than those of 9-11-2001, if we do not clean up our own ideas and follow with consistent good actions based on consistently held good ideas.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Heed What Islamists Say

Islamists have been telling the world what to expect from them for almost 1400 years.  They speak and write loudly and proudly.  They mean what they say.  Yet, to this day, many—far too many—Americans will not take them at their word.  Unless we do, we will be forced to take them on in some sort of Armageddon, instead of something far less deleterious to the USA.

Islamists tell everyone what they are planning to do them, and they tell everyone where Islamic weaknesses are.  To follow is a quote from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, now deceased over-thrower of the Shah of Iran and head of the first Islamic totalitarian state.  More important, Khomeini touched off much of the Islamic-instigated terrorism in the world today.

Khomeini was an Islamic cleric, scholar, and theorist.  When in power, he caused totalitarian horrors first to Iranians.  Then he exported his revolution, with eyes on world conquest.  NO ONE, to repeat—NO ONE, gives Iran the proper credit for being the NUMBER ONE TERRORISM SPONSOR IN THE WORLD this very day.  Khomeini’s spirit drives Iranian mullahs on to nuclear power and utter Jihad.  Do not make the mistake of thinking that Shia Islam differs in some fundamental way from Sunni Islam.

“Those who oppose the mullahs oppose Islam itself; eliminate the mullahs and Islam shall disappear in fifty years.  It is only the mullahs who can bring the people into the streets and make them die for Islam – beginning to have their blood shed for Islam.”  [From Amir Taheri's, The Spirit of Allah:  Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution, Adler and Adler, 1986.  This book is no longer in print.]

Heed what Khomeini said.  He has spoken great truth.  He means what he said, and we should take his words for action.

Who is worse:  Wahhabi Jihadists or Khomeinist Jihadists?  I answer this with a closely related question:  Who killed and destroyed more: Nazis or Soviet Communists?

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Words of Victor Mordecai

I was listening to the Michael Medved talk radio show on 23 June 2004 when his guest, Victor Mordecai, was introduced.  What Victor Mordecai said during that hour was new and shocking to me.  I had never heard of this man before, but what he said captured my attention fully.  According to Michael Medved, Victor wrote a book in 1997 predicting the events, in detail, of 11 September 2001.  I received the tape of that 23 June broadcast recently, and have just finished relistening to it.

Before giving some tidbits, I must state what intelligence analyst and terrorism expert, Victor Mordecai, gave as some important background information.  He lives in Israel.  His wife is an Egyptian Jew whose native tongue is Arabic; she has been monitoring Arabic and Farsi broadcasts for 20 years, gathering intelligence-applicable information.  He obviously gets information from many other sources as well.

  1. The conflict in the Middle East is fundamentally that between Shia and Sunni Islam.  Since Ayatollah Khomeini set off the Iranian revolution, that revolution seeks now to take the heart of the Middle East, the oil producers.  Iran stirs Iraq to get Shia Muslims to take it over, for its oil.  However, Iran's biggest enemy is Saudi Arabia, because it is Sunni Islam.  This conflict has been going on since the day Muhammad died, and the Shias have smouldered for revenge for 1400 years.
  2. Iran has nuclear weapons, mounted on missles, as does Saudi Arabia.  Iran made its with the help of the Russians while Saudi Arabia got its from Dr. Khan in Pakistan and help from China.  Shia Iran plans to annihilate Sunni Saudi Arabia which is 50% Shiite.  The goal is to have a huge nuclear and oil empire taking in Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, as one huge Shiite expanse.
  3. The USA will have to invade Saudi Arabia to seize the oil fields to prevent global economic collapse.
  4. The USA remains in severe danger from Islam because of what the USA represents, which itself threatens Islam, and for what the USA can do to thwart aggressive ambitions in the Middle East. (This is not new information, but it bears repeating.)
  5. Saddam Hussein was behind the 1993 Trade Towers bombing via Ramsey Youseff who in turn trained Terry Nichols while the Iraqi Guard trained Timothy McVey for the Oklahoma City bombing.  Saddam also engineered the downing of TWA Flight 800.
  6. Of great interest is this insight into Islamic thinking, coming from monitored broadcasts.  As soon as is possible, Jerusalem must be destroyed by nuclear bombs.  This will prove that the God of the Jews and Christians is weaker, reaffirming "Allahu Akbar," which means "Allah is greater."  Greater means greater than the God of the Jews and Christians.  On the other hand, if the Kaaba in Mecca should be nuked first, then it will prove that the Jewish and Christian God is greater.  Muslims will abandon Islam and convert to Judaism and Christianity.

Is Mr. Mordecai a nut?  He certainly sounded sound on the radio.  He said that everything I have itemized has been covered in his three books (available on his website).  I am very reluctant to throw away Mr. Mordecai without reading his material and following his website for a while, to make up my own mind.  The foregoing, I present as a stimulus to the thinking of any reader.




Tuesday, July 20, 2004

FIFTH COLUMN AT WORK: From FrontPage :: The Faisal Gill Affair by Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

FrontPage :: The Faisal Gill Affair by Frank J. Gaffney Jr.: "The Faisal Gill Affair, By Frank J. Gaffney Jr. , July 19, 2004"

The Bush Administration does some things well and some things very poorly. Their softness on Islam lets Fifth Columnists for Islam gain significant footholds inside the federal government. It's like Alger Hiss getting cozy, thus deep, inside the FDR administration. Hiss was a Communist, who had the friendship of FDR.

Gaffney's opening paragraph takes up this theme:

"Readers of this e-zine [Front Page Magazine] may recall a troubling warning issued on these pages last November by David Horowitz and me (an editorial entitled “Why We Are Publishing This Article” that accompanied a long essay entitled “A Troubling Influence”). What made the warning so troubling was not just that its subject -- a political influence operation being mounted during wartime by Islamist organizations against the Bush Administration and U.S. government. Of particular concern was the help it documented that such entities have received from a prominent and well-connected conservative activist, Grover Norquist."

Over and over, the name of Grover Norquist shows up. He is a Bush buddy with strong pro-Islamic ties, particularly to Saudi Arabia. I first read about his involvement in Stephen Schwartz's book, Two Faces of Islam. Frank Gaffney has been warning us about Norquist and his Fifth Columnist activities. How many are heeding his warnings? Who could know?
We will do our part by passing on good information.

Mr. Gaffney's next two paragraphs ought to grab any American's attention and give everyone a scare:

"It now appears that Mr. Norquist’s help has extended beyond facilitating high-level access and influence for various Muslim-American and Arab-American entities with troubling ties to, or at least sympathy for, radical Islamofascists – and even terrorists. Reportedly, his association also helped someone affiliated with such a group to gain a political appointment to an exceedingly sensitive post: “policy director” of the Department of Homeland Security’s Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection division.

"As the title of this position suggests, its occupant would have access to highly sensitive information about the vulnerability of, among other things, U.S. ports, transportation infrastructure, chemical plants, oil refineries and nuclear power plants to terrorist attack. The incumbent is a 32-year-old lawyer named Faisal Gill."

Readers may click the link to the article for the details about Faisal Gill.

Why do Fifth Columnists work their way into confidences and high positions? The answer is that it gives them the chance to populate organizations with more of their kind. Fifth Column work implements ideas, of course, and that is Sixth Column's focus, but ideas do not exist outside of people. People with ideas make changes. Islamic ideas in Fifth Column Islamists work to subvert, weaken, and make us vulnerable.

Listen to Mr. Gaffney. Go back and read his November article in Front Page Magazine about Grover Norquist. We must never permit Fifth Columnists into the halls of power.

Recognize, however, how "good people" become unwitting tools of Fifth Column subversives. Here is a conservative Republican, Grover Norquist, a friend of George W. Bush, blowing smoke up the president, who has some willingness to be deceived. This is a particularly dangerous variation of Fifth Column work.

A New Website Enters War Against Terrorism

Aside from this blog, we have gone live with a new website.
6th Column Against Jihad

Monday, July 19, 2004

Are Iraqis Worthless?

          People—Iraqi and non-Iraqi—keep killing Iraqis in Iraq.  Since the handover in June 2004, killing focuses more on those running Iraq from the lowest to the highest levels, from ministers to police recruits and citizens.  Burgeoning civil forces making some dent in the problem, with arrests and punishments, but the killers keep killing.  Why?  What is not happening?
          To answer these questions, I put myself in the situation the Iraqi citizens are in.  What would I do?
          Given my values, I would want a free, open, and stable Iraq where people could pursue life, liberty, and happiness.  To get those, I would have to clean out the detractors first.  I would start or join civil counter-terrorist groups of other like-minded citizens, and we would recruit others.  Our goal would be to create a citizen-based intelligence network using like-minded citizens.  We would seek out and otherwise detect these ne’er-do-wells and funnel this intelligence both to Iraqi police authorities and to the U. S. military.  I would inform both in order to minimize the effect of spies and fifth columnists skulking about within the Iraqi police infrastructure.
          We would not have to use the muscle ourselves and probably should not.  I would not rule it out, however.  The idea of taking out some of the vipers and putting their heads on pikes in the public square sits quite comfortably with me.
          The lack of sufficient citizen participation, if not THE missing element in Iraq, is one of the crippling deficiencies.  The ne’er-do-wells get away with far too much because far too few Iraqis rat on them.  If Iraqi citizens did expose and turn in these human debris for punishment, the violence would start decreasing quickly and dramatically.
          Right now, too many Iraqis are like too many Americans when it comes to crime.  We let the officials do the job.  We do not get sufficiently involved.
          There are not enough officials.  There are not enough soldiers.  The problem is, there are not enough Iraqis who want to live free badly enough to invest in their future.  An invested and involved citizenry exerts enormous power and serves to keep a country from tyranny.
          We always come back to Islam.  What a sore, a cancer, a poison this ideology is on human beings.  When Muhammad was putting together this monstrosity, called “Islam,” this warriors’ code for his murderers, thieves, rapists, and enslavers, he worked hard to establish the code of complete obedience to authority.  Islam means “submission,” and that means complete submission and obedience to following orders.  Muhammad made sure that the orders went down to the smallest level of detail in a Muslim’s life.
          Islamic obedience, in part, requires that Muslims support other Muslims and never do anything that can be remotely construed as adverse to another Muslim.  Ratting on the nefarious in Iraq violates Islam because the evil-doers are Muslims.  Having been turned into Muslim robots as children, Muslims keep allegiance to Islam before country, just as ordered by Islam.  Imams make sure they never forget it.
          Most of the really independent-minded Iraqis live elsewhere, I suspect.  Those left in Iraq either could not get out or would not.  Most Iraqis are the latter.  They are the ballast, and, as such, they keep their ship of state grounded on the rocks, weighted down with Islam. 
          Me?  I was born in America and grew up here.  I love my country and know its principles thoroughly.  I have fought for my country and would do it again, despite being “long in the tooth.”  To paraphrase Charlton Heston’s remarks as President of the National Rifle Association, I would say to the ne’er-do-wells, You can take my country when you can pry it from my cold, dead fingers.  Mr. Heston referred to guns and gun control efforts.  His expression works either way.
          Iraq has never been free, until a few weeks ago.  Centuries ago, Islam turned it into the Sterile Crescent, intellectually.  Caliphs, sheiks, imams, kings, dictators and assorted other tyrants have run poor old Mesopotamia for as long as history can tell us.  Iraqi citizens must work hard to understand ideas such as life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.  The fatalism (determinism, predestination) of Islam tells them that such values are not possible.
          I fear that Iraqis may never pledge their lives, their treasure, and their sacred honor to be free.  It is all within their grasp right now.  If they do not mobilize as citizens on their own behalf, their opportunity will slip from their grasp just as does the sand under their feet.
          My title question asks, “Are Iraqis Worthless?”  The answer is really a set of answers.  As homo sapiens, they have all the potential any of us has.  In this respect, the question is inapplicable.  The final verdict awaits the outcome of their trial with freedom and what they do with their opportunity.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Victor Davis Hanson asks: Another 9/11?

Victor Davis Hanson on "Another 9/11?"
Encountering rationality in a morass of banality is like tasting cold, clear water on a hot, humid, hardworked day. It is, to paraphrase a television chef, "Ooooh, soooo good!" Victor Davis Hanson's article, "Another 9/11?" is just such an experience, contrasting good thinking to the cultural gigo we experience daily.

He examines the issue of possible attack by Jihadists on America, again.

He opens the article with these words:

"Almost daily we are assured that another attack on the homeland, commensurate with 9/11, is inevitable. What a scary mood of fatalism we are in! Where will it happen? The Olympics? The party conventions this summer? A week before the election? Chicago? L.A.?

"Our experts weighed in over the 4th of July weekend and seemed to disagree only over the method of the mass murder to come. Will it be chemical, biological, radiological, or involve hijacked planes, car bombs, or waves of suicide terrorists? We talk endlessly about "they" without ever specifying exactly who "they" really are who are planning to butcher us at home."

From here, he sets context by spelling out the current cultural depravity which competes with cultural cowardice, in this "election season,"  bringing out the worst in those having positions of power and influence over the country.

But, then, he focuses sharply:

"What to do? The key for the United States — in very quiet and deferential tones, in private, and to the albeit illegitimate leaders of these relevant countries — is to convey the message that if there should be a repeat of 9/11, the United States will hold any countries responsible who are proved to have aided or sheltered any of the guilty. Now what does that overused and near-meaningless phrase "hold responsible" really mean? A repeat of Afghanistan and Iraq in places like Iran or Syria?"

Oh, my God, what will Goofy Anus in the U.N. say? What will France and Germany do? We might really get disliked now. How dare anyone get so explicit and certain!

Well, it gets better from here. I would advise the ball-less to bail out right now. What follows is Reason 101, and it ain't PG-13:

"We should be clear about a proper response now and inform the appropriate parties exactly of the real damage that they should expect — and it won't be moral fuzziness about guilt over endemic poverty, ancient support for the shah, past Aramco antics, the misery of the Arab Street, and all the other bottled causes and complaints that the Middle East counts on for its accustomed pass from a supposedly neurotic, decadent, and self-loathing West."

Why, he can't say this! This is outrageous! Who is to say that we should lord it over these cultures? They're just as good as we are, and their differences are just as valuable as what we hold dear. Right? Right? Right?

Read on:

"Perhaps it would be best to inform hostile countries right now of a (big) list of their assets — military bases, power plants, communications, and assorted infrastructure — that will be taken out in the aftermath of another attack, a detailed sequence of targets that will be activated when the culpable terrorists' bases and support networks are identified and confirmed. We would have to draft a formal declaration of war — as we should have against the Taliban, bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein — against those countries that harbored or even aided the next 9/11-like cell. Both sides should anticipate the consequences should another 3,000 Americans be incinerated at work."

Now, those are the words and thoughts of a MAN, a RATIONAL MAN. I feel so good just reading them.

I love what Victor Davis Hanson writes. It is all good, but, sometimes it is great. This is one of those times.

I've got to reread this while I am getting another tall glass of that cold, clear water...

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Islam Practices to Deceive

          If there was any good way to tell in advance which Muslims intend to kill me, mine, and my America, I would truly feel sorry for them.  Why?  Islam kills Muslims off in the worst possible way, by destroying their humanity at the earliest possible age in life.  From my perspective, their lives are living hells.
          Consider the double bind Islam forces them into.  On the one hand, they are supposed to have allegiance only to Islam and the ummah, which is the world community of Muslims, and they are supposed to be strict practitioners of Islam.  Both make them detestable human beings.  Some rebel.  They want to live and let live, and to enjoy life on this earth.  They are “bad Muslims, by Islamic criteria.”  Suppose they express their desires to join the Family of Man instead of killing and conquering the Family of Man?  Who could trust them?
          From where comes this distrust?  It comes from Islam itself, which has built into itself all sorts of ways to trap Muslims permanently in its morass.  “Good Muslims,” who are “bad guys” to us because they are consistent practitioners of Islam and want to destroy us, use all sorts of official Islamic techniques to fool us into believing that they are seeking congeniality to share life on earth.  All the while, these bad guys are fooling us, to take us off guard,
so they can kill and destroy us.

          A Muslim with truly humane intentions endures the distrust engendered by the deceivers.  He can’t win, inside Islam or out.  The best course for him is to renounce Islam completely and follow up his public renunciation with consistently benevolent behavior over a very long time.  We may still be fooled by some Muslims who pretend to renounce Islam to use the renunciation as deceit and are willing to be long term “sleepers.”  However, all of life entails risk.  We must start somewhere.

          It is worth exposing the tactics of deception practiced by Islam, as we find them.  I am indebted to Counter Intelligence, Counter Espionage, and Counter Terrorism (, for the following excellent material, in “Taqiyya and kitman: The role of Deception in Islamic terrorism.” 

“Tradecraft.  Persona. Deception. Disinformation. Cover: Western operational terms and techniques.  But, Islamic terrorists have their own terms:  taqiyya (pronounced tark-e-ya): precautionary dissimulation or deception and keeping one's convictions secret and a synonymous term, kitman: mental reservation and dissimulation or concealment of
malevolent intentions...

“Taqiyya and kitman or ‘holy hypocrisy’ has been diffused throughout Arabic culture for over fourteen hundred years since it was developed by Shiites as a means of defence and concealment of beliefs against Sunni unbelievers.  As the Prophet said: 'he who keeps secrets shall soon attain his objectives.’

“The skilful use of taqiyya and kitman was often a matter of life and death against enemies; it is also a matter of life and death to many contemporary Islamic terrorists.  As so often in the history of Islam, a theological doctrine became operational.

“During the Spanish inquisition, Sunni Morison attended mass and returned home to wash their hands of the ‘holy water’.  In operational terms, taqiyya and kitman allowed the ‘mujahadeen ’ to assume whatever identity was necessary to fulfill their mission; they had doctrinal and theological and later jurisprudential sanction to  pretend to be Jews or Christians to gain access to Christian and Jewish targets: ‘the mujahadeen can take the shape of the enemy’.

“Taqiyya is common to both Shiite and Sunni Muslim discourse and has significant implications for understanding Islamic fundamentalism and terrorist operations.  The theory and practice of counter terrorism would be counter productive, indeed pointless, and even harmful, without reference to taqiyya and kitman and the crucial role of deception ranging from Islamic jurisprudence to Al Qaeda training manuals, which carry detailed instructions on the use of deception by terrorists in Western target countries.

“According to Christian ethics lying is a sin; In Islamic jurisprudence and theology, the use of taqiyya against the unbelievers is regarded as a virtue and a religious duty.

“Like many Islamic concepts taqiyya and kitman were formed within the context of the Arab-Islamic matrix of tribalism, expansionary warfare and conflict.  Taqiyya has been used by Muslims since the 7th century to confuse and split 'the enemy’.  A favored tactic was ‘deceptive triangulation’; to persuade the enemy that jihad was not aimed at them but at another enemy.  Another tactic was to deny that there was jihad at all.  The fate for such faulty assessments by the target was death.”

          We must never forget, as we expose the truth about Islam, that their best theorists and practitioners lived in, and still live in Iran.  Iran is Shia Islam territory.  Shiites broke off from Sunnis about 900 A.D. and the two factions have been in competition since.  While there are differences between Sunni and Shia Islam, they are trifles, at the level of basic principles and practices.  At the root level, they are the same.

          The best theorist of Islam has been that “fun-loving,” Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.  He deposed the Shah of Iran and set up an Islamic theocratic totalitarian state in Iran.  With his approval, our embassy personnel were taken hostage in 1979.  He popularized the saying that America is the “Great Satan.”  He also issued a fatwa, a religious edict, calling for the death of Muslim author, Salman Rushdie, because he wrote a novel about Muhammad’s alleged
encounter with Satan.  The relevant Koranic verses are known as the Satanic Verses, as was Rushdie’s novel.

           Few who write about Islam note or quote Khomeini.  In fact, Iran seems to be “under-the-radar” far too much.   Amir Taheri, an Iranian journalist, wrote about Khomeini’s decades long struggle to seize power over Iran, as a stepping stone to seizing power over the world.  Khomeini practiced deceptive techniques masterfully.  In addition to taqiyyah and kitman, Khomeini employed:

Khod’eh, “which means tricking one’s enemy into a misjudgement of one’s true position.  Khomeini did not tell direct lies but used many half-truths based on well-established khod’eh tactics.”  One of his many pledges was for female equality in Iran, which he qualified with phrases such as “in accordance with Islam.”

Tanfih, “which means misleading everyone about one’s true beliefs in a hostile environment.”  These are the promises, such as UN nuclear regulatory compliance, made these days.
(From Amir Taheri, The Spirit of Allah:  Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution, Adler and Adler, ISBN: 0-917561-04-X, 1985.  Unfortunately, this book is out-of-print.) 

          The Koran and other Islamic documents sanction Muslim deception against infidels (non-Muslims).  Our take home lesson should be obvious:  Believe nothing Islamists say or state in any form.  Particularly, never believe any promise from them.  Whatever they say or do may serve to you in, so that you will drop your guard:  Many of Muhammad’s targets were murdered in just this way.  Dedicated Islamists are true “shape-shifters,” a la Star Trek. 
They use these strategies and tactics on us continuously.
          Be vigilant always.

Arab-Americans Miss the Point

Today's Washington Post published an interesting article, accompanied by a sidebar with videos depicting Arab Americans discussing their disillusionment with both Kerry and Bush. Like the majority of other Americans, these Arab-Americans miss the point. They are focused only on terrorism, which is a tool in the arsenal of the Islamists.

They focus only on their experience. To be be fair, they are as shortsighted as are most other Americans that only see the effect of terrorism on their lives. They don't look into the future to see how Islamism will change their lives. Even the young Arab-Americans in these videos will have their lives grossly changed if Wahabbism takes hold, if the Caliphate is reinstated. This is the real danger, more dangerous than terrorism or internment in camps.

Until the occupants of the White House, the governing apparatus of the United States, the American public, including Arab-Americans can understand that the greater danger does not lie in the blowing up of a few airplanes and buildings, but in the intimidation of the use of nuclear weapons and the stealthily-executed plan of changes favoring the Saudi-styled Wahabbist Islam that is taking hold in many, if not most, of America's mosques, America will be divided and vulnerable.

Arab-Americans, many of whom are not Muslim, would benefit more by helping the FBI and Homeland Security to ferret out those people that they know, or even suspect, of potential terrorism, or that are engaged in activities that are harmful to the United States. Their whiney posture of victimhood is counterproductive and serves only to encourage our enemies.

Terrorists Are Still Beheading

July 17,2004, a gory video of an American hostage being beheaded was released in Egypt. The victim appears to be Paul M. Johnson who was reported beheaded more than a month ago. Although Muslims claim that beheadins are not the Muslim way, this type of execution is routinely used in Saudi Arabia. Verses in the Koran and the ahadiths discuss such practices at length.

Andrew Boston has written a comprehensice piece for FrontPage Magazine. ( behavior of savages was used by Christians in earlier times in the Reconquista of Spain and in the repulsion of Muslims from Austria and parts of Eastern Europe. This behavior is not acceptable in the 21st century.

Saudi Arabia- The Cat in the Belfry

In July 20004, the House of Representatives voted down continuing aid to Saudi Arabia, one of the richest countries on earth. The press wondered whether this would "offend one of our allies in the war on terror."

Why were we giving aid to one of the richest countries? Through an accident of geography, the Saudis sit on top of the largest reserve of oil in the world. Fabulously rich petrobillionaires do not need aid. Instead of spending their billions of raising the standard of living of the country's inhabitants and creating industries that could sustain them after the oil runs out, the Saudis are spending their money on spreading the influence of their brand of Islam throughout the world.

The Saudis are Wahabbists, following the teachings of an earlier cleric that saw the world very differently from the rest of Islam. Their view is that all other Muslim sects are impure and in need of reform. As do all other Muslims, they see the rest of us infidels, non-believers, beneath contempt, in need of edification. In their view, to please Allah, they must bring us to Islam in anyway possible, even at the point of a sword.

The Saudis have invested millions of dollars in the United States in various enterprises in order to make over American society. Democracy is an evil that must change. Freedom of thought and will must be put down. To do this they would put America under the rule of Wahabbist clerics, creating a theocracy, the kind of society that exists in Iran today. Of course the Saudi Royal Family would also rule from afar as Saudi Arabia is the country of the three mosques, a sacred place.

Other evil practices such as drinking, movies, music, artistic representation, dancing, and interaction of the sexes outside the family unit would be prohibited as these behaviors distract from the worship of Allah, their supreme deity. Freedom is anathema to Islam, especially to Wahabbism.

To ready Americans to accept Islam, the Saudis have invested their millions in the right places. They donate money to charities and to Muslim outreach in the community. They fund lobbyist groups in Washington D.C. and donate to political campaigns. Government officials and other experts once they leave government service are hired by the Saudis in various capacities or as consultants.

Education is the road to conquest. Textbook manufacturers routinely consult with them to make sure that American school children are receiving the "correct impression" of Islam. Universities are funded to give teachers the proper view of Islam. They are provided with teaching materials that promote Wahabbist values.

University Middle East studies programs are run by Saudi funded chairs that promote the values of Wahabbism. Lecturers are policed to make sure that discussions stick to the correct party line. Campus Muslim centers not only service the needs of Muslim students, they actively seeks converts. These centers also are involved in various students activities such as Palestinian political rallies, rallies and activities that promote and police student attitudes toward Islam. In other words, universities are becoming an arm of Wahabbism.

The Saudis have very quietly infiltrated the United States. Eventually the oil billions will run out. They are spending their windfall profits to create a place for themselves, here. Why aren't we doing something about this? Why were paying them tax dollars to subvert us? I say hmmmmm.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

"Innocent" Muslims

The issue of possible "innocent" Muslims must be raised to be put to rest.  We are told that there are peace-loving Muslims who follow Islam as a religion of peace.  We used to be told that there are Muslims in America who are American patriots. 
Let's give the benefit of the doubt and tentatively accept as fact the proposition that some Muslims in America are loyal Americans who love and support our Constitution and way of life.  We cannot conclusively identify a single one of these Muslims.
Does this mean that Muslims fear standing up publicly for America, or does it mean that our journalists and media ignore them?  It seems to be both.
Muslim silence deafens.  What would they fear, if they indeed do fear standing up publicly?  The only probable answer is that they fear other Muslims.  The only Muslims they could possibly fear are those regarded by Islam as "good" Muslims.  "Good Muslims,"  by this, means those who practice religious zealotry.  These good Muslims advocate practicing consistent, fundamentalist Islam.
What kind of religion produces this kind of Muslim-on-Muslim terrorism?  The ugly answer is one we know well.  Islam requires terrorism to survive.  Islam is totalitarianism.
As for the journalistic media, they have lost all credibility with rational people.  Almost all are agendists.  They want certain conclusions or a certain results.  They lie by omission and commission to get that conclusion or result, which almost always involves undercutting America.  Their reporting on patriotic American Muslims would violate their agendas.
Suppose, however, there is a third explanation.
Islam tells Muslims to pack together, to form a global tribe--the ummah.  Their allegiance is to be to Islam only.  They are to support Muslims only and never do anything which could even remotely be construed to be adverse to Muslims.  None of this concern and consideration applies at all to non-Muslims, who count for nothing.  Non-Muslims are kaffirs, infidels, i.e., targets of opportunity.
Our third explanation carries us to the conclusion that many Muslims in America do not stand up because they just do not want to stand up.  They may be Americans as de facto citizens, but not American patriots.  Their support goes to Muslims and Muslim causes and activities.
Allegiance to the ummah expresses itself as emotional support for jihadists and even monetary support for them.  Such Muslims cluster into exclusive communities, refusing to assimilate into the American culture.  Islam is ALL to them.
Such communites tend to harbor and protect Jihadists.  Some members of these communities are in fact "sleepers," awaiting Jihadi activation.  Who is to know?
Even those Muslims who might profess support for America and her laws face doubt about their sincerity from non-Muslim Americans because of Islamic tactics of deception.  The infidels are the enemy, and anything done to disarm the enemy by congeniality, hiding intent, or telling lies receives moral sanction from Islam.
So, when a Muslim does stand up, is this Muslim for real?  Who is to know?
Muslims who practice peace and benevolence get slurred as "bad Muslims" by "good Muslims."  If they are really peaceful and benevolent, they have to ignore some commandments of Islam, and that makes them hypocrites.
Islam destroys Muslims as human beings.  Muslims cannot win.  Obedience to Islam destroys their potential and fuses them to a maelstrom.
To reform Islam is to destroy it.  It must be rejected totally if one who was previously trapped in Islam hopes to live with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We are left destrusting Muslims.  Lying and deception are integrated to Islam.  To be safe, we must take Muslims as Islam dictates and distrust them all.  Our preservation demands no less.
The onus falls on Muslims to overcome their dilemma if they want to join the family of rational man.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Basics of Islam (III)

Is resistance to Islam “futile?” Many will recognize this question as a paraphrase of what the Borg told absolutely everyone who resisted their “assimilation” on the Star Trek movies and television series.

The answer for most Muslims is “Yes!” The answer for apostates is always “No, but you are in great danger.” Islam has successfully dealt with resistance to it for almost 1400 years, and this accounts in part for its success. Few try to escape its clutches, and those apostates who do are marked for death which may be performed by any Muslim.

“Islam” means “submission.” Ostensibly, it means submission to Allah and Allah’s wishes and plans for that Muslim, an acceptance of one’s fate, although they never put it that way. A Muslim is one who submits. Islam is a one-way street. You may become a Muslim, but you may not leave Islam, ever, for any reason, or face death. Nor must you ever doubt Islam in any way if you are a Muslim, or face death.

Those who were Muslims but have renounced Islam are known as “apostates.” Those who have not accepted Islam are “infidels” or “kaffirs.” The state of disbelief in Islam is “kufr.” Nobody makes a bigger deal out of disbelief than Muslims. Their war on disbelief is in proportion to the flimsiness of the arguments for Islam: Doubt, once starting to spread, would end Islam quickly and permanently as a world issue.

Muslims go crazy over polytheism and disbelief. They call polytheism, “shirk.” If you are religious, but you are not worshiping Allah, you are committing shirk, the “unpardonable sin.” All “disbelievers in Allah and the Oneness of Allah, polytheists, pagans, and idolators, ... in Hell will they abide. The Fire will burn their faces, and they will grin with [disfigured] lips.”. [Quotes are from The Noble Qur’an, pages 916 - 924), referenced in part one of this series.] Christians commit shirk because they believe in the Holy Trinity.

Islamists get very detailed about shirk. Doubt is anathema.

1. Major Shirk

a. Worshiping deities other than Allah.
b. Any actions in support of any deities other than Allah.
c. Obedience to any not authorized by Allah (such as rabbis, monks,
Mary, Jesus, etc.).

2. Minor Shirk, they define, as religious behavior where world benefit results.

3. Inconspicuous Shirk happens when one is at odds in any way with one’s status and life which Allah has preordained for one.

Kufr means disbelieving in any of the six articles of Islamic faith.

• Allah
• Allah’s angels
• Allah’s messengers
• Allah’s revealed books (Qur’an, etc.)
• Day of Resurrection
• Predestination

Major disbelief nullifies one’s status as a Muslim.

1. “Disbelieving in the Divine truth or denying any of the articles of Faith.”
2. Rejection as disobedience to “Allah’s commandments after prior conviction of their truth.”
3. Doubting any of the six articles of faith.
4. Any deviation from the dictates of Islam.
5. Hypocrisy.

These sins subject one to death.

Minor disbelief is lack of gratitude to Allah. Minor disbelief does not excommunicate or decapitate a Muslim.

It is worth citing one more list to illustrate the grip that Islam has on Muslims who must fear Allah and fear Islam all of the time. A synonym for submission with regard to Islam is “obedience.”

Hypocrisy in belief puts one into the worst that Hell can provide.

• Denying the Messenger (Muhammad)
• Denying anything alleged to have been said by Allah
• Hating Muhammad
• Hating anything Muhammad allegedly said
• Enjoying any difficulties Islam may experience
• Displeasure at the victory of Islam

These are the cardinal sins of Islam.

As anyone can see, Islam is mind control. Children in Islamia are born Muslims. Islam takes their minds early in childhood and never lets go. Bodies follow minds.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Basics of Islam (II)

In Basics of Islam (I), we stated:

The take-home lesson is that Muslims must believe Muhammad who provides the sole account of the words and will of Allah. Allah, according to Muhammad, revealed his words as the Holy Koran to Muhammad. The entire body of evidence derives from what one man said, i.e., Muhammad, with no witnesses, no substantiation, no documentation, and no evidence whatsoever. No doubt, no questioning of validity, no appeal for evidence have ever been tolerated in Islam.

Now, we need to look at the founding documents of Islam, and later on at other principles and commandments of Islam.

Keep in mind that documents establishing Judaism and Christianity are long and deep. They originate from many sources and have been cross-referenced many times. Even the Dead Sea Scrolls found early in the second half of the 20th century overap and corroborate some common period of religious history of Judaism and Christianity.

Nothing establishes Islam other than a few documents written long after Muhammad died and which relied for source material on oral accounts. These accounts used the technique of the isnad to establish “facts.” Isnads are strings of "he-said-she-saids," such as, for example, “I got this from Joe who got it from Bill who got it from Jack who got it from Martin who got it from Allan...” No one got anything first-hand because there was no documentation for a very long time for Islam.

The Qur’an was first written many decades after the illiterate Muhammad died. The major sources were descendants of Muhammad’s original band and those few of the originals left who had not been killed in battle. Even the early fragments and Korans differ in style and content substantially from the "official" versions. Islamists deal with this problem by proclaiming the Koran to be the revealed word of Allah, and one must accept this without question or face horrible punishment. That has tended to keep Muslims quiet and devoid of curiosity. No aspect of the Koran, according to Shariah, Muslim law, can be changed because it is the word of Allah; change constitutes blasphemy and results in death.

The next entry into the cadre of founding documents came 120 years after the death of Muhammad. Ibn Ishaq wrote the first biography, the Sira al-Rasul, available today under the title of Life of Muhammad. Not only were there no documents to study or first-persons to interview, but Ibn Ishaq’s original biography no longer exists. After Ibn Ishaq, another writer, Ibn Hisham, “modified” the biography, explicitly to make it more acceptable. Many wonder what Ibn Ishaq’s original biography was like, truly, since the picture of Muhammad in the modified biography is that of a blood-thirsty terrorist who plundered the lives and property of others as livelihood and as a means of forcing others to adopt his creation, Islam.

In the 8th and 9th centuries A.D., the final founding documents were written. These include The History of Al-Tabari and the Ahadith. A hadith is a collection of the purported sayings, entreaties, behaviors, customs, and so on, attributed to Muhammad, the last prophet. Scholars consider the Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim to be the most reliable of the Ahadith, although there are several others. Again, all Ahadith come from oral sources, way, way downstream from founding events and persons.

Ibn Ishaq’s Sira,The History of Al-Tabari, and other Ahadith establish the Sunnah, as it is known. While the Sunnah are not considered the revealed words of Allah, they are considered divinely inspired. Doubts or questions about validity constitute blasphemy. The Koran, of course, joins the Sunnah as founding documents.

By 900 A.D., clerics closed Islam to any further change or discovery. The Koran and the Sunnah became THE founding documents of Islam, and no others. The only further product was the shariah, or Islamic law, which codified the details from the founding documents into hard and fast rules governing every aspect of life at all times for Muslims. Fundamental change ended for Islamia from about 900 A.D. to this day.

In terms of documentation, Islam began with what someone named Muhammad said had been revealed to him. He said his god demanded total obedience and acceptance of whatever Muhammad said and did. Muhammad and his cohorts were illiterate, and none of what became the Koran was written down for decades. All of Islam is based on what someone has been alleged to say, and upon what others distantly removed from Muhammad allege he did and said. Islam stands on hear-say, and nothing more.

Islam succeeded initially by means of volunteers whose motives and behaviors put Ali Baba’s forty thieves to shame. Islam has always attracted power-lusters. Islam succeeded initially with others because it was forced on non-volunteers at sword point until they volunteered. Eventually, Islam became the culture, thus self-perpetuating. These are not intended as any but incomplete statements about the natural history of Islam; the reasons for its success come later.

For further details, consult the two books by Robert Spencer, Ibn Warraq's Why I Am Not A Muslim, and Craig Winn’s Prophet of Doom.

Next, we will explore Islam and disbelief. No one makes more of disbelief than Muslims because Islam can tolerate no doubt or independence of thought.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Basics of Islam (I)

“Know thine enemy,” remains essential to defeating any enemy. Fortunately, our enemy, Islam and its Jihad, is simple – really simple, which is one reason for its success. Before we can address what is wrong with Islam, we need to get to common ground about what is Islam.

All quotes to follow come from The Noble Qur’an, the Saudi version. (Translated by Muhsin Khan and Al-Hilati, Darussalam Publications, Riyadh, ISBN: 9960-740-79-X, 1996), pages 916-922. The Appendix to this Qur’an presents the essentials of Islam as principles.

Islamists call Islamic Monotheism, Tauhid. Tauhid holds three principles as axioms:

1. Lordship of Allah. “To believe that there is only one Lord for all the universe and He is, its Creator, Organizer, Planner, Sustainer, and the Giver of security...”

2. Worship of Allah. “...None has the right to be worshipped...but Allah.”

3. Names and Qualities of Allah. “We must not name or qualify Allah except what He or His Messenger [Muhammad] has name or qualified Him [to be and have].” Further, Muslims must believe in all qualities of Allah mentioned in the Qur’an or exactly as alleged to have been stated by Muhammad, without deviation or interpretation.

Muslims must believe in Allah, his angels, his messengers (particularly Muhammad), his revealed books (principally, the Qur’an), the Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar. This sixth element of faith, Al-Qadar, refers to predestination, i.e., that whatever Allah has ordained, must come to pass; Allah has preordained everything. Muslims must perform “righteous deeds” without regard to any personal benefit and perform them in accordance with the Sunnah (the legal ways, orders, acts of worship, and statements of Muhammad).

Allah has extraordinary attributes which are to be accepted without question. Allah created and rules “all that exists.” Further, Allah is the organizer and planner of all that happens in “all that exists,” i.e., the universe. Allah gives life and death. Allah hears all, sees all, knows all, and Allah is everywhere, aware of all. Allah is unknowable (they assert that the Qur’an proves Allah has hands, but no one has ever seen Allah’s hands because no one has ever seen Allah.

The take-home lesson is that Muslims must believe Muhammad who provides the sole account of the words and will of Allah. Allah, according to Muhammad, revealed his words to Muhammad, which became the the Holy Koran. As the direct words of Allah, the Koran may never be changed. The entire body of evidence derives from what one man said, i.e., Muhammad, with no witnesses, no substantiation, no documentation, and no evidence whatsoever. No doubt, no questioning of validity, no appeal for evidence have ever been tolerated in Islam.

These principles allegedly come from Allah via Muhammad. We will next look at the founding documents of Islam, and later on at other principles and commandments of Islam.

[To be continued]

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Where Does One Start to Understand Islam and Jihad?

Prior to 11 September 2001, I knew little about Islam and its Jihad. I had been aware that people proclaiming themselves to be Muslim had been doing terrible things to us for about two decades. I saw that our nation had been treating all of the attacks on us as criminal events, like organized crime’s mob violence. I had seen strong and weak presidents of the United States of America dealing ineffectively with these Muslim antagonists. I knew that the lead terrorist, Osama bin Laden, had formally declared war on the USA, on an Islamic pretext. I knew little about the nature of that pretext.

After 9-11, I realized that I had been asleep at the switch. While recovering from my dysphoric reaction to the events of 9-11, I rose to full alertness – and I have stayed that way since. I am no longer quite ignorant.

As the warring Muslims bring on carnage daily across the globe, more and more Americans are also waking up. It seems to us that Sixth Column should start, in part, by bringing resources and concepts to the attention of readers, to make it easier for them to get up to speed, in time to save America from defeat and dissolution, which is what these warring Muslims plan for us.


These are terrific sites which keep your mind on the pulse of current events involving the USA and Islamia. Not every article, as you might assume, deals with this war, so pick and choose. Enjoy the other articles on these sites–they add nicely to the fund of general knowledge. (M - F. Terrific general resource articles on site developed by David Horowitz) (7 days. THE GOLD STANDARD site originated and run by Robert Spencer) (M - F. Best of the Web titillates and educates) (Another GOLD STANDARD site, from the horses’ mouths, from the Middle East) (Excellent selections from many writers) (Daniel Pipes is one of the first modern day Paul Reveres) (Many articles and authors not found on other sites, and all excellent) (A new site by mostly non-professional writers who bring knowledge and experience not easily found on other sites)


We now have a treasure trove of excellent works written by authors who analyze facts and write the truth about Islam. There are too many to cite for this introductory list; others will be cited in time. These listed, we regard as the very best. Once these have been read, the reader will be able to understand all of the basics of Islam and be able to navigate through all materials expertly. No apologists for Islam appear on this listing.

1. Onward Muslim Soldiers, Robert Spencer, Regnery Books, ISBN: 0-89526-100-6, 2003. His second book which adds extensive factual information about Islam and Jihad to his first book.

2. Islam Unveiled, Robert Spencer, Encounter Books, ISBN: 1-893554-58-9, 2002. Provides considerable background information about Islam.

3. Why I Am Not A Muslim, Ibn Warraq, Prometheus Books, ISBN: 0-87975-984-4, 1995. A sentinel volume by an apostate, giving background information about Islam that is hard to find elsewhere.

4. Prophet of Doom, Craig Winn, Cricketsong Books, ISBN: 0-9714481-2-4, 2004. Extensive presentation from the basic works of Islam to show the fraudulence of Islam and the nefarious character of Muhammad.

5. Leaving Islam, Ibn Warraq, Prometheus Books, ISBN: 1-59102-068-9, 2003. True life stories by apostates who left the lands of Islam and Islam itself after enduring the horrible caused by Islam.

6. Koran, translated by N.J.Dawood, Penguin Books, ISBN: 0-14-044558-7,1999. Everybody needs to read one, at least once. This is a relatively unembellished and unpolitically correct translation in a paperback format.

7. The Arab Mind, Raphael Patai, ISBN 1-57826-117-1, 2002. Dr. Patai demonstrates how Arabs, thus Islamists, think and behave, why they talk and act the ways they do.

8. The True Believer, Eric Hoffer, Perennial Classics, ISBN: 0-06-050591-5, 1951. The key to understanding mass movements such as Islam.

If I had to pick the top three books as a starter kit, I would take books 1, 2, and 3. They are well-written and highly informative. It would be a shame to stop after book 3, but considerable ignorance would be a thing of the past by then.

Lastly, this site, Sixth Column, will do all it can to engage this war of ideas with factual material and analyses to provide intellectual ammunition to use to defeat Islamic Jihad. Visit us often, and contact us, if you would like to contribute.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004


We are for America and against Islam. Political correctness barely permits us to be against Jihad, which is simply "actionable Islam." We are not at war with terrorism. We are perhaps at war with Jihad, since the acts of terrorism are the acts of Jihad. However, even Jihad is not basic enough; Jihadis are merely foot soldiers on the front line of the war. The root cause of terrorism is Islam. It is Islam which mandates Jihad, which then commits acts of terrorism.

The source of Islam is that part of the world some call the Middle East. We prefer to call it "Islamia." The core of Islamia covers the sand kingdoms of North Africa and the Near East. The next layer of Islamia covers subsaharan Africa, over to the southern Philippines, the right and left flanks of India with Bangladesh and Pakistan, and up to the Steppes lying at the belly of Russia. Islam crosses and suppresses all nations. It unites all of this geography as a single unit, and draws philosophically disturbed people from both its core and its outer layers to commit Jihad.

Were members of Islamia to leave us in the West alone, we would hardly even notice them. Islamia produces very little, and is of no interest to the capitalist world, since it seeks to hold onto its status as of 900 A.D. Islam inflicts tragedy on Muslims by its mind and life destroying philosophy, but it is completely unattractive the free peoples of self-esteem in the capitalist world. Yet, it is inflicting pain, suffering, and death on the capitalist world. The only reason for this comes from the fact that Jihad gets funding from petro-dollars. Islam succeeds only through the crudest initiation of force to convert, kill, enslave, or reduce people to a near slave status as religious dhimmis. Saudi Arabia and Iran are THE main perpetrators and funders of Jihad. Islamists know how hard it is to war directly on America, so they have begun massive efforts to subvert us, and these countries direct much money to these efforts.

Islamia believes that money (the effect) supercedes ideas (the cause). It is trying to kill us with the money that we made possible through our own engineering ideas and technology. Islamia has become grandiose. Muslims really believe they can take over the world. Their religion of Islam demands that they do so, and now the oil money has led them to enough success to make True Believers of them, for the first time since their westward expansion failed at Vienna on 9/11/1683.

Through a variety of mechanisms, Islamists have begun the covert war on the West through its Fifth Column work. Europe, which has been philosophically bankrupt for at least a century, has an extreme problem. Their problem is so big that they might become Muslim dominated in this century. Canada has followed the European lead. Its behavior has become sickening.

We--America--are IT! We must stop Jihad here, and we may well have to do it alone.

Among a host of simultaneous actions needed, we must detect and root out the Fifth Column of Islam in America. We have witting and unwitting Fifth Columnists at work within America. The witting ones are the Muslims themselves and their organizations.

Islam imposes moral commandments on Muslims never to take up arms or to oppose other Muslims. All Muslim efforts must be directed to the downfall of kaffirs, or "unbelievers." Islam promotes a host of techniques of deception for Muslims to use to fool us kaffirs into believing them, which is a real problem for the standard generosity-oriented, good-hearted American who wants to lend a helping hand. The foregoing leads to the chilling discovery that even the most congenial Muslims may be "sleepers" at worst and sympathizers with Jihadists at best. One rarely hears of the Muslim community standing up for America. I must take their silence as assent until some other evidence comes forth. These people constitute a massive Fifth Column which, like most of an iceberg, exists beneath the surface.

I have no choice but to consider all Muslims as witting Fifth Columnists.

Groups like the Council for Arab-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim Students Association (MSA), and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) are overt Fifth Columnists whose cover is blown even in our "politically correct" media. There are many other of these Muslim groups which exist to subvert America at every turn with recruitment, indoctrination, and intimidation.

With some caution, I mention some whose actions make them unwitting Fifth Columnists. I am not sure just how unwitting some of these are. We have a whole anti-American axis of Americans, from our universities, our journalistic media, and vast numbers of persons in executive and legislative power in America. I must include liberals, leftists, and liberal-socialists, although I am not always clear what, if anything, separates these anti-Americans from each other.

Sadly, many American conservatives also serve as unwitting Fifth Columnists. The best representative is President Bush. Conservatives base their view of the world and their ethics from the point of view of their God. They hold religion per se in such esteem that they can consider no criticism of any religion. All are good, in their estimate, because they are religions. That makes them utterly blind to the central moral duty of Islam and its Jihad. Many conservatives hide behind the idea that there are "evil-doers" who "hijack" a great and wonderful religion, and they will not even consider the truth. Thus they say that we are fighting a war on terror.

We are in a war. We cannot fight it and win as long as we refuse to understand the enemy and fight until the enemy is totally defeated. We are at war with Islam. Yes, we are also at war with Jihad and terrorism, but saying these is like saying we were at war with the arms and legs of the Nazis. We were at war with Nazism! Likewise, we are at war with Islam.

Take these words of the Grand Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran to heart, and know that these thoughts, and many as bad if not worse, drive not only Iran, but all of Islamia:

There are two kinds of war in Islam: One is called Jihad, which means the conquest of countries...The other is war to preserve the independence of the [Muslim] country and the repulsion of foreigners...Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war...Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Islam says: Kill them [non-Muslims], put them to the sword...Islam says: Kill in the service of Allah...Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for Holy Warriors!

Sixth Column dedicates itself to exposing Islam and Jihad for what they are and to exposing the Fifth Columns undercutting America.