I came across this brief video today by Rebel Media’s excellent Faith Goldy and I added the following comment that I’d like my readers to note:
With respect, Islamic Totalitarianism is not new. Islam has been totalitarian since its inception 1400yrs ago. Sharia is prototypically totalitarian, a rigid & brutal system of laws & regulations covering every aspect of life from cradle to grave, including the arenas of personal, politics, religion, relationships, warfare, sexuality, gender, education, life & death. Far from being confined to the last 100yrs, Islamic Totalitarianism characterised the Ottoman Empire throughout its reign, from 1299AD – 1924AD when it was dissolved by Ataturk. In 1928, Hassan Al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and its charter that dedicated the MB to the re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate & its global spread. Since 1928, the MB has formed Jihadist organisations such as al-Qaeda, Boko Haram & ISIS to name but a few, to disrupt secular Muslim majority nations with a view to creating Islamic theocracies in their place & to extend their reach to the rest of the world until a single Islamic global government loyal only to Allah is established. Such an entity has no room for non-Muslim faiths and conversion to Islam at the point of the sword is their intended strategy. The religious authorisation for this course of action is clearly laid out in the Trilogy of Islamic Sacred Texts, namely the Qur’an, Hadiths & Sunna. Furthermore, the prime arbiter of Sunni Islamic Jurisprudence, Al-Azhar University in Cairo (est. 692AD), has given its intellectual & religious academic nod to Jihadists and their Global Caliphate goals, despite Egyptian President al-Sisi’s pleas for reform of Islam’s totalitarian precepts. Colonel Eran Lerman is correct in pointing out the totalitarian aims of modern Jihadism but these aims do not differ from those of Islam throughout its existence. In my opinion, the fact that Islam’s supremacist & imperialist goals have remained so fixed for 1400yrs, is an indication of its lack of capacity to evolve and to develop a modern outlook & sensibility more suitable to global co-existence and peace and renders Islam the mortal enemy of all peace loving people everywhere. Like Communism, Nazism & all totalitarian ideologies, Islam seeks to subjugate those who do not share its beliefs & to make their lives hell on earth. For this reason, Islam should be seen as a regressive, 7th century anachronism that must be pressured to reform or if not, eliminated from amongst the more enlightened ideologies of the 21st century.