Friday, September 05, 2014

The Steady Abrogation of Freedom

The ongoing abrogation of the Constitution and the freedoms it was established to protect and guarantee is complemented by the Islamic campaign to abrogate them, as well. What makes it possible are multiculturalism (no culture is superior to others), political correctness (many things are unmentionable, or mentionable only in euphemistic terms), diversity (a Brunswick Stew of cultural traditions, social relationships, and even political systems can enrich American culture and society), and subjectivism (all systems of values, moral, political and even esthetic, are mere prejudices, with no basis in reality).

Abrogation of the "peaceful" Koranic verses by the violent ones, and the abrogation of the U.S. Constitution by Islamic Sharia law (not that Muslims need any help from Congress and Obama to accomplish that) is an established goal by all the Islamic organizations in the U.S.  But, first, let's define the term. Merriam-Webster online:

:  to abolish by authoritative action :  annul

:  to treat as nonexistent <abrogating their responsibilities>

As virtually every Islamic scholar, past and present, has preached, the later violent verses and dictats in the Koran abolish the earlier "peaceful" ones.  They may as well have never existed, because the Koran especially was purported dictated in its entirety into Mohammad's ear, and Mohammad, an illiterate bandit and killer, in turned supposedly dictated it to unknown scribes. (See Robert Spencer's book, Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam's Obscure Origins). The Koran really didn't begin to be assembled, collated, edited, expunged of "unauthentic" attributions, and disseminated by Islamic scholars until centuries after Mohammad's death.

Before examining how Islam would abrogate our freedoms, we should examine some alternating examples of how the Koran abrogates its "peaceful" (Mansūkh) verses with the abrogating ones (Nāsikh).

On imposing jizya, or a poll or protection tax on "infidels."

"Peaceful" or Abrogated:

Those who believe in the unseen and keep up prayer and spend out of what We have given them. 2:3

Abrogator (Nāsikh):

Take alms out of their property, you would cleanse them and purify them thereby, and pray for them; surely your prayer is a relief to them; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing. 9:103      

Peaceful or abrogated on Jews, Christians and other "infidels":

Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve. 2:62

A violent verse against unbelievers:

And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers. 3:85   

A "peaceful" verse about unbelievers:

And when We made a covenant with the children of Israel: You shall not serve any but Allah and (you shall do) good to (your) parents, and to the near of kin and to the orphans and the needy, and you shall speak to men good words and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate. Then you turned back except a few of you and (now too) you turn aside.  2:83

And its antonym:

Verse of the Sword   9:5

A "peaceful" verse about fighting unbelievers:

And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers. But if they desist, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 2:191 and 2:192

However, we'd really rather go amok:

Verse of the Sword 9:5

On Islamic "tolerance":

But if they dispute with you, say: I have submitted myself entirely to Allah and (so) everyone who follows me; and say to those who have been given the Book and the unlearned people: Do you submit yourselves? So if they submit then indeed they follow the right way; and if they turn back, then upon you is only the delivery of the message and Allah sees the servants.  3:20

And intolerance, enslavement, and the spoils of war:

O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war, and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts, and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who fled with you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry her-- specially for you, not for the (rest of) believers; We know what We have ordained for them concerning their wives and those whom their right hands possess in order that no blame may attach to you; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.   9:5 and 33:50

Non-responsibility for what unbelievers believe:

Follow what is revealed to you from your Lord; there is no god but He; and withdraw from the polytheists.

And if Allah had pleased, they would not have set up others (with Him) and We have not appointed you a keeper over them, and you are not placed in charge of them.

And do not abuse those whom they call upon besides Allah, lest exceeding the limits they should abuse Allah out of ignorance. Thus have We made fair seeming to every people their deeds; then to their Lord shall be their return, so He will inform them of what they did.    6:106 and 6:107

Allah changes his mind:

Verse of the Sword  9:5

On letting unbelievers alone:

Leave them that they may eat and enjoy themselves and (that) hope may beguile them, for they will soon know.  15:3

Well…maybe not:

Verse of the Sword  9:5

Be patient with the unbelievers, they're not your responsibility:

And be patient and your patience is not but by (the assistance of) Allah, and grieve not for them, and do not distress yourself at what they plan.  16:127

Hmmm…On second thought:

Verse of the Sword  9:5

This goes on for several score more verses, about 113 of them. But, what is the "Verse of the Sword"?

But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. 9:5 

As one "The Koran for Dummies"-like site, Abrogated Verses of the Quran, notes:

…We would like to cite Brother Mark’s quotation of Muslim scholar Ahmad Von Denffer regarding the conflicting views held by Muslim scholars over the precise nature of abrogation:  Von Denffer defines it clearly as:

"What is Abrogated?
According to some scholars the Qur’an abrogates only the Qur’an. They base their view on suras 2:106 and 16:101. According to them the Qur’an does not abrogate the sunna nor does the sunna abrogate the Qur’an. This is, in particular, the view held by Shafi’i.
Others are of the opinion that the Qur’an may abrogate the Qur’an as well as the sunna. They base their view on Sura 53:3-4.

There is also the view that there are four classes of naskh:

1 Qur’an abrogates Qur’an.
2 Qur’an abrogates sunna.
3 Sunna abrogates Qur’an.
4 Sunna abrogates sunna." (Ulum, Von Denffer, p. 107f)

The ‘founding’ scholars couldn't even agree in ‘basic principles’ over what abrogates what between the Sunnah and Qur'an! (Brother Mark, A ‘Perfect’ Qur'an, p. 230, online edition)

Oh, yes. Allah is "oft-forgiving, and most merciful," except when it comes to dealing with non-Muslims (Sunnis vs. Shi'ites), Jews, Christians, atheists, gays, American journalists, British school girls, Christian nuns, Yazidis, Saudis, Iranians, Copts, and a very long list of others who must be fought, slain, seized, raped, beleaguered and extinguished.

Now, when you read the whole list of "peaceful" verses, what strikes one is their concrete-bound banality. Aside from advising Muslims to more or less chew their food thoroughly, of letting the dice roll where they may (with "Allah's blessing"), of letting the infidels stew in their own juices, of washing behind one's ears, and of not stepping on camel dung, these are the discombobulated dictats, musings, ravings, and advisories of a certified idiot high on date punch spiked with an hallucinatory drug.   

When one reads the whole list of the violent, abrogating verses, one is struck by their psychotic petulance, vindictiveness, hatred, and homicidal character.

Islam, however, on the whole, is totalitarian ideology, which governs one's life from birth to death, from head to toe, from friendship to animosity, from what is lawful (Sharia), what is permissible (halal) and what is not. If one were to assign percentiles to the focus of Christians and Jews on their religions tenets vs. the focus of Muslims, Christians and Jews would compartmentalize their religion by 20%, allowing them to see to their daily concerns without the tenets interfering. Their religion is effectively side-lined. Muslims, however, could be assigned 80%, which does not allow them to see to their daily affairs without conforming to Islamic tenets and forming all their societal relationships governed by Islam.

The U.S. Constitution, on the other hand, is not a document that features concrete-bound dictats, musings, or advisories. It is governed by abstract principles applied to the political relationship between men with the end being the protection and guarantee of individual rights and the delimiting scope of force that can be permitted by government in pursuit of those ends.  The Bill of Rights was added to dispel any possible ambiguity or misinterpretation about the document's purpose. But, as many imams in America have claimed, as well as spokesmen for the various Islamic organizations in the country, the end-game of any Islamic presence in this country is to replace the Constitution with Sharia law. Ryan Mauro wrote last July, in his article on the Clarion Project, "Popular U.S. Imam: Constitution Inferior to Sharia,"

While you were spending Memorial Day Weekend barbequing and honoring the U.S. servicemen who gave their lives for the country,18,000 people attended an annual Muslim-American conference in Connecticut. An additional 14,000 watched online. And the message they heard from one prominent speaker was particularly offensive in light of the holiday: The U.S. Constitution is inferior to Islamic Sharia Law. 

The imam is named Zaid Shakir; he’s no stranger to readers of the Clarion Project. We’ve documented his Islamist ideology and anti-American rhetoric repeatedly. Despite the shredding apart of his “moderate” costume, he continues to be a sought-after speaker at Islamic venues across the country. He’s also chairman of Zaytuna College in California, the subject of a recent New York Times whitewashing. He spoke at the annual Islamic Circle of North America-Muslim American Society conference on May 25 at the Hartford Convention Center in Connecticut.

Mauro goes on to note:

1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo, which defines its “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within,” lists ICNA as one of its fronts. Predictably, ICNA demands that the U.S. cut off military aid to Egypt in retaliation for the military’s overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The subject of his speech was “The Legitimacy of Secularism” and a video of his speech has been posted online.  It was an attack on secularism, modernity and how the U.S. Constitution based “membership” on equal citizenship instead of religion. “One of the great dilemmas of modernity is that it pits rootless freedom … you can do anything you want in a liberal free society, as long as it does not violate the rights of others … that freedom creates a state of rootlessness.” (7:15-9:00)

Meanwhile, in an exercise of back-pedaling taqiyya (of saying one thing to the face of an infidel, but meaning just the opposite, or of just plain lying), Omar Ahmad, former chairman of the Hamas-connected Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), denies having said in 1998,

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant,” and, “The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

Art Moore, in his December 2006 WND article, "Did CAIR Founder Say Islam to rule America?" details the denial not only by Ahmad, but by CAIR and other Islamic organizations. Lisa Gardiner, then a reporter for the Fremont, California Argus, stands by her statement that Ahmad said it. But CAIR and other Islamic spokesmen scrambled in panic.

Ahmad told the Muslim leaders – and WND in an interview – the attribution is a “total fabrication” and assured them the newspaper, the Fremont Argus in California, issued a “clarification” after he “challenged” reporter Lisa Gardiner.

That seemed to satisfy the Muslim leaders, but Gardiner told WND she continues to stand by the story, and Editor Steve Waterhouse said he’s confident she got it right. After hearing that news Thursday, one of the Muslim leaders immediately resurrected the issue with his colleagues, declaring Ahmad and CAIR need to find a way “to extinguish this fire.”

“She was a good, solid reporter,” Waterhouse said of Gardiner. “She was absolutely certain about what he said and what she reported.”

Ahmad let the cat out of the bag. CAIR and others hurried to recapture the cat and make certain it was drowned. Call it an emergency act of abrogation in emulation with the Koran itself.

It isn't bad enough that President Barack Obama wishes to "transform" America into a socialist "republic." His administration is top-heavy with Muslims, far out of proportion of a census of Muslims living in this country, nearly three million out of a population of nearly 320 million. His abuse of presidential executive powers marks him as a wannabe caliph with a weakness for the infidel sport of golf, but who intends to rule regardless of Congress, the American public, and Constitutional limits on his powers.

For the longest time, American politicians have beleaguered individual rights and freedom with a multitude of stratagems. Over the last several decades, Islam has allied itself with that incremental erasure of our rights and the Constitution. 

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