I am more and more convinced that, aside from its totalitarian elements, Islam, from a psychological perspective, deliberately plants the seed of criminality in the average Muslim. The essence of any criminal act is the initiation of force – whether it’s robbery, rape, vandalism, etc., which is to wish for and take the unearned. I should think that would be obvious to the occasional reader of the last few weeks’ depredations, from the two Paris massacres to the rape of a 5-year-old girl in Idaho by “underage” Muslim boys I see nothing but an inculcated urge to kill, maim, to inflict pain and humiliation, and this urge is sanctioned by any number of Koranic verses and Hadiths.
Violent verses from the Koran:
2:191-193: “And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, slay them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.”
4:34: “Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for Allah’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them. If they then obey you, look not for any way against them; Allah is All-high, All-great.”
4:89: “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.”
5:33: “This is the recompense of those who fight against Allah and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement.”
5:38: “And the thief, male and female: cut off the hands of both, as a recompense for what they have earned, and a punishment exemplary from Allah; Allah is All-mighty, All-wise.”
8:12: “When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers’ hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!'”
8:39: “Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s entirely; then if they give over, surely Allah sees the things they do.”
8:60: “Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to terrify thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; Allah knows them. And whatsoever you expend in the way of Allah shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.”
9:5: “Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.”
Islamic criminality is rooted in tribalism. See Ayn Rand’s article on “The Missing Link,” or the “anti-conceptual mentality.
Racism is an obvious manifestation of the anti-conceptual mentality. So is xenophobia—the fear or hatred of foreigners (“outsiders”). So is any caste system, which prescribes a man’s status (i.e., assigns him to a tribe) according to his birth; a caste system is perpetuated by a special kind of snobbishness (i.e., group loyalty) not merely among the aristocrats, but, perhaps more fiercely, among the commoners or even the serfs, who like to “know their place” and to guard it jealously against the outsiders from above or from below. So is guild socialism. So is any kind of ancestor worship or of family “solidarity” (the family including uncles, aunts and third cousins). So is any criminal gang.
Tribalism . . . is the best name to give to all the group manifestations of the anti-conceptual mentality.
I think that one of the most spectacular dramatic demonstrations of tribalism is the film version of The Godfather (Parts I and II). Except for the concretes, fundamentally there is not much difference between the tribal code of the Corleones and that of the Islamic Ummah.
|Vito Corleone: Head of his Mafioso Ummah|
Islamic behavior fits the bill completely: Muslims are racists (how else to explain the multiple crimes against Westerners?); they are xenophobes, even when they have invaded and settled in Western nations and expect Westerners to conform and observe Islamic practices and Sharia law; Muslims have an internal caste system, beginning at the top with imams and mullahs (the “spiritual leaders”) descending to women, the lowest caste in Islamic society, except for the occasional female spokesmen for Islam and who are just window dressing; Muslims like to “know their place” and will not depart from it, but those who dare to leave the Ummah (the larger tribal group) are usually punished with death (honor killings), or physical maiming or disfigurement, such as acid attacks); Muslims are “snobbish” (we are the superior group and all you infidels are lesser beings); the common “ancestor.”
Muslims worship without reservation or question is Mohammed and in defiance of his reputation as a criminal. One must learn the hard way that to emphasize Mohammed’s record or “rap sheet” to a Muslim is a futile enterprise in persuasion; a Muslim’s mind is anti-conceptual and proof against any argumentation or evidence. To dwell on Mohammed’s record of criminality is regarded as blasphemy and as an insult. The average non-violent Muslim is a tribalist and anti-conceptual mentality to the core. There is no such thing as an individual Muslim. There are only countless reifications of zeroes, or vessels or clones of non-thought. See Rand’s observations on that subject:
A vulgar variant of concept stealing, prevalent among avowed mystics and irrationalists, is a fallacy I call the Reification of the Zero. It consists of regarding “nothing” as a thing, as a special, different kind of existent. (For example, see Existentialism.) This fallacy breeds such symptoms as the notion that presence and absence, or being and non-being, are metaphysical forces of equal power, and that being is the absence of non-being. E.g., “Nothingness is prior to being.” (Sartre)—“Human finitude is the presence of the not in the being of man.” (William Barrett)—“Nothing is more real than nothing.” (Samuel Beckett)—”Das Nichts nichtet” or “Nothing noughts.” (Heidegger). Consciousness, then, is not a stuff, but a negation. The subject is not a thing, but a non-thing. The subject carves its own world out of Being by means of negative determinations. Sartre describes consciousness as a ‘noughting nought’ (néant néantisant). It is a form of being other than its own: a mode ‘which has yet to be what it is, that is to say, which is what it is, that is to say, which is what it is not and which is not what it is.’” (Hector Hawton, The Feast of Unreason, London: Watts & Co., 1952, p. 162.)
(The motive? “Genuine utterances about the nothing must always remain unusual. It cannot be made common. It dissolves when it is placed in the cheap acid of mere logical acumen.” Heidegger.)
There are “individual” Muslims, that is, the homicidal ones, who wish to act out their internal emptiness in attempts to prove the efficacy of nothingness, that is, by destroying men or other values. And a motive for such compulsive destruction is to achieve the kudos of their fellow Muslims and reach a state of martyrdom or “sainthood.” “I am full of envy and rage and anger because I am nothing. You who are something must feel pain and die, then, when we are both nothing, we will be equal!”
And how many non-Muslims have been slaughtered if they were not able to recite the shadada? (The prayer recited before Muslims bow and bang their heads on the ground in craven submission to that “all-compassionate, all-forgiving” ghost.)
The Koran fosters the search for the unearned. Ayn Rand, the novelist/philosopher wrote, long, long before Islam grew to be on everyone’s minds:
The desire for the unearned has two aspects: the unearned in matter and the unearned in spirit. (By “spirit” I mean: man’s consciousness.) These two aspects are necessarily interrelated, but a man’s desire may be focused predominantly on one or the other. The desire for the unearned in spirit is the more destructive of the two and the more corrupt. It is a desire for unearned greatness; it is expressed (but not defined) by the foggy murk of the term “prestige.” . . .
Unearned greatness is so unreal, so neurotic a concept that the wretch who seeks it cannot identify it even to himself: to identify it, is to make it impossible. He needs the irrational, indefinable slogans of altruism and collectivism to give a semi-plausible form to his nameless urge and anchor it to reality—to support his own self-deception more than to deceive his victims.
Her subject was “prestige” and not criminal acts based on seeking the unearned in terms of material values or tangible things, but her observations are applicable to the criminal Muslim mentality.
The Muslim criminal, the murdering jihadist, seeks the unearned which is non-existencewhich he also wishes to impose on others (the unbelievers, the apostates, the infidels) who value their own existence.