Thursday, May 30, 2013

Raymond Ibrahim: Islam's Rule of Numbers and the Beheading in London

Raymond Ibrahim reiterates a point that many of us have made, namely, that the approach taken by Muslims depends on their numbers in a society. When Muslims form a small minority of a population, the message of Islam is "peace and tolerance" (Stealth Jihad). As numbers rise, so do complaints, as well as retaliatory attacks for perceived affronts (Defensive Jihad). When Muslims eventually establish a majority, all non-Muslims are violently subjugated (Offensive Jihad). Sam Shamoun and I call this the "Three Stages of Jihad." Raymond Ibrahim calls it "Islam's Rule of Numbers."

FoxNews—In London last week, two Muslim men shouting jihad’s ancient war-cry, “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a British soldier with a cleaver—in a busy intersection and in broad daylight. They boasted of their crime in front of passersby and asked to be videotaped.

As surreal as this event may seem, Islamic beheadings are not uncommon in the West, including the U.S. In 2011, a Pakistani-American who helped develop “Bridges TV”—a station “designed to counter negative stereotypes of Muslims”—beheaded his wife.

In Germany in 2012, another Muslim man beheaded his wife in front of their six children—again while hollering “Allahu Akbar.

Beheading non-Muslim “infidels” in the Islamic world is especially commonplace:

In Yemen a “sorceress” was beheaded by the “Supporters of Sharia”;

In Indonesia, three Christian girls on their way to school were beheaded; in Syria last Christmas, U.S.-supported rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to the dogs;

In Africa—Somalia, Tanzania, Mali—Christians are regularly decapitated. (For a comprehensive picture of Christian suffering under Islam, see my new book, “Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians.”)

Most recently, a disturbing video surfaced from “liberated” Libya of a machete-wielding masked man hacking at the head of a captive—again, to cries of “Allahu Akbar!”

But the greater lesson of the London beheading concerns its audacity—done in broad daylight with the attackers boasting in front of cameras, as often happens in the Islamic world.

It reflects what I call “Islam’s Rule of Numbers,” a rule that expresses itself with remarkable consistency: The more Muslims grow in numbers, the more Islamic phenomena intrinsic to the Muslim world—in this case, brazen violence against “infidels”—appear.

In the U.S., where Muslims are less than 1% of the population, London-style attacks are uncommon. Islamic assertiveness is limited to political activism dedicated to portraying Islam as a “religion of peace,” and sporadic, but clandestine, acts of terror.

In Europe, where Muslims make for much larger minorities, open violence is common. But because they are still a vulnerable minority, Islamic violence is always placed in the context of “grievances,” a word that pacifies Westerners.

With an approximate 10% Muslim population, London’s butchers acted brazenly, yes, but they still invoked grievances. Standing with bloodied hands, the murderer declared: “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone…. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day.”

Grievances disappear when Muslims become at least 35-40% of a nation and feel capable of waging an all-out jihad, as in Nigeria, where the Muslim-majority north has been terrorizing Christians—bombing hundreds of churches and beheading hundreds of infidels. (Continue Reading.)

For more on the beheading in London, be sure to watch this video:

7 comments:

akairey said...

Thanks go Mr. Wood, I'm able to use this information and spread it out as much as I can. Continue the great work!!

Derrick Abdul-Hakim said...

“In the U.S., where Muslims are less than 1% of the population, London-style attacks are uncommon. Islamic assertiveness is limited to political activism dedicated to portraying Islam as ‘a religion of peace,’ and sporadic, but clandestine, acts of terror.”

And then,

“In Europe, where Muslims make for much larger minorities, open violence is common. But because they are still a vulnerable minority, Islamic violence is always placed in the context of “grievances,” a word that pacifies Westerners.”

How about the Bay Area? The Bay Area is home to roughly 250,000 Muslims, where they’re not just a minority but one of the largest in the area. If Ibrahim is to believed, open violence committed by Muslims should be common in the Bay Area. It isn’t. As for “Islamic assertiveness,” try religious schools with religious-based curriculum, a Muslim cemetery (that I know of), several mosques functioning as community centers, and (at least) one city representative.

Ken said...

Any one know of any response to this?

Are his quotes accurate and / or from reliable sources?

http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?233960-A-7th-Century-War-On-Terror-Adnan-Rashid

Traeh said...

Am reading Ibrahim's new book, Crucified Again, about Muslim persecution worldwide and throughout history. It's excellent.

Deleting said...

Derrick said, "How about the Bay Area? The Bay Area is home to roughly 250,000 Muslims, where they’re not just a minority but one of the largest in the area. If Ibrahim is to believed, open violence committed by Muslims should be common in the Bay Area."

You're trying to make an analogy where it doesn't exist Derrick.

you've been told about this before and yet you don't seem to understand.

"As for “Islamic assertiveness,” try religious schools with religious-based curriculum, a Muslim cemetery (that I know of), several mosques functioning as community centers, and (at least) one city representative."

Once again, moot to the topic.

lettherebelight said...

Mr. Wood,

When I mentioned the quoting of Sura 9 as justification for the beheading to a Muslim friend, he said that "all religions have black sheep" and "the quotes are taken out of context" . He claims that Sura 9 is Allah telling Muslims to defend themselves from attacks from the Quresh tribe. You are obviously better read than I in the Quran and Hadith. Would you care to comment and give me some insights on how to reply?
Thanks

David Wood said...

The context defense is weak, mainly because it's quite easy to examine the context of a verse. See my video "Quran in Context: Fight Those Who Do Not Believe," where I examine the historical and literary contexts of 9:29.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHmsL0p6jnI