The Koran is difficult to understand because events are out of sequence and statements often contradictory. This can be remedied by reading the Koran within the context of Mohammed’s life (the official biography of Mohammed is called the Sira). Here one sees that there was an earlier, genuinely religious Koran written when Mohammed was in Mecca, and a later Koran, written in Medina, which was highly political. The existence of the two Korans accounts for the contradictions.
CZ: Koránu je těžké porozumět, protože události v něm nejsou řazeny chronologicky a jednotlivá tvrzení si často odporují. Řešením je číst korán v kontextu Mohamedova života (Mohamedova oficiální biografie se nazývá síra). Tam vidíme, že existuje ranější, náboženský korán, který vznikl v době, kdy Mohamed působil v Mekce, a pozdější korán vzniknuvší v Medíně, který je značně politický. Ve skutečnosti tedy existují dva korány, a proto vznikají ony rozpory.
Koranen er vanskelig å forstå fordi hendelser er tatt ut av sammenhengen og utsagn ofte er selvmotigende. Dette kan det rettes på ved å lese Koranen i sammenhengen med Muhammeds liv. Her ser vi at det var en tidlig, mer religiøs Koran, som var skrevet mens Muhammed var i Mekka, og en senere Koran, skrevet i Medina. Den sistnevnte var svært politisk og utgjør derfor selvmotsigelsene.
Коран сложно понять, потому что события изложены в нем не по порядку, а высказывания зачастую противоречивы. Это можно исправить, читая Коран в контексте жизни Мухаммеда.
Тогда можно увидеть, что существовал ранний, более религиозный Коран, написанный в период пребывания Мухаммеда в Мекке, и поздний Коран, написанный в Медине. Поздняя версия была очень политизирована, что объясняет противоречия в тексте.
Der Koran ist schwierig zu verstehen, weil Ereignisse nicht in chronologischer Reihenfolge stattfinden und Aussagen sich oft widersprechen.
Der Koran ist einfacher zu verstehen, wenn er im Zusammenhang mit Mohammeds Lebensgeschichte gelesen wird. Dann wird verständlich,
dass es einen frühen, eher religiösen Koran gibt – geschrieben, als Mohammed in Mekka lebte – und einen späten Koran – geschrieben in Medina.
Letzterer war höchst politisch und in diesem Hinblick Ursache für die Widersprüche im Koran.
Koran jest trudny do zrozumienia, ponieważ opisane w nim wydarzenia są wyrwane z kontekstu, a zawarte w nim stwierdzenia bywają sprzeczne. Można temu zaradzić odczytując Koran w kontekście życia Mahometa (oficjalna biografia Mahometa to Sira). Okaże się wtedy, że istnieje wcześniejszy, prawdziwie religijny Koran spisany przez Mahometa w Mekce, oraz Koran późniejszy, napisany w Medynie, mający wysoce upolityczniony charakter. Istnienie dwóch Koranów odpowiada za pojawiające się sprzeczności.
A Koránt nehéz megérteni, mert az események nincsenek időrendi sorrendben és az állítások gyakran ellentmondásosak. Erre az lehet a megoldás, ha a Koránt Mohamed életével összefüggésben vizsgáljuk. Így megfigyelhetjük, hogy volt egy korábbi, vallásosabb Korán, ami Mohamed Mekkai tartózkodása alatt íródott és egy későbbi Korán, amit Medinában írt. A későbbit teljesen átjárja a politika, és ez a magyarázat az ellentmondásokra.
De Koran is moeilijk te begrijpen want de gebeurtenissen staan niet in de juiste volgorde en uitspraken zijn vaak tegenstrijdig. Dit kan worden verholpen door het lezen van de Koran in het kader van Mohammeds leven. Hier ziet men dat er sprake was van een eerdere, meer religieuze Koran geschreven toen Mohammed in Mekka was en een latere Koran geschreven in Medina. De latere was zeer politiek van aard en dus verantwoordelijk voor de tegenstrijdigheden.
הקוראן קשה להבינה משום שהאירועים מחוץ לרצף וההצהרות ששם הם לעתים קרובות סותרות. זה ניתן לתיקון על ידי קריאת הקוראן בהקשר של חייו של מוחמד. כאן ניתן לראות, כי הקוראן המוקדם יותר, היותר דתי נכתב כאשר מוחמד היה במכה, ואילו הקוראן המאוחר יותר, היה מאוד פוליטי נכתב כשמוחמד היה במדינה, וכך מסבירים את הסתירות הרבות שהקוראן מכיל.
Jesus Truly Cares and Fully Understands
Along life’s journey, none of us can avoid worries, hardships, or heartache. When we’re hurt, discouraged, or grieving, we yearn for someone to understand what we’re going through. We may tell our troubles to friends or family, but sometimes they can’t fully understand. And although we may get some relief by telling them about our situation, we still feel a deep need in our heart.
At times like that, who can we turn to? We might think even the Lord Jesus can’t really understand. But He can! And we can be assured of this fact based on God’s Word.Today we’ll focus on a priceless verse in the Bible, Hebrews 2:17, with the notes in the New Testament Recovery Version. We’ll see that our dear Lord Jesus can genuinely understand and sympathize with us like no one else can. And He’s the only One who can meet our inner need.
Hebrews 2:17 says,
“Hence He should have been made like His brothers in all things that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in the things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.”
Let’s look at three crucial phrases in this verse.
1. Made like His brothers in all things
What does it mean that Jesus was “made like His brothers in all things”? Note 1 in the New Testament Recovery Version says:
“The Son of God was made like us, His brothers, in that He partook of blood and flesh (v. 14). This was done for two purposes, one negative and the other positive. The negative purpose was to destroy for us the devil, who is in the flesh. The positive purpose is to be our merciful and faithful High Priest who has the human nature, that He may sympathize with us in all things.”
Hebrews 2:14 (referenced in the note) says,
“Since therefore the children have shared in blood and flesh, He also Himself in like manner partook of the same, that through death He might destroy him who has the might of death, that is, the devil.”
This verse tells us the Lord partook of blood and flesh so that through death He might destroy the devil. That was the negative purpose of His being made like us in all things.
But verse 17 speaks of the positive purpose for Jesus partaking of blood and flesh. This was so He could have the human nature. Since He possesses the human nature, Jesus can be our merciful and faithful High Priest who can sympathize with us in all the difficulties of human life. If Jesus didn’t have the human nature, how could He understand or sympathize with us human beings?
With this in mind, let’s consider the Lord’s life on earth.
Isaiah 53 is a great prophecy and revelation of Jesus in the Old Testament. It says that He would be a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. From being placed in a lowly feeding trough at his birth to enduring a humiliating and agonizing death on the cross, Jesus experienced untold suffering throughout His entire life. He grew up in a poor carpenter’s home in Nazareth, not in a trouble-free environment. He knew firsthand what physical hunger, thirst, weariness, and poverty were. He knew from personal experience what it was to be rejected, misunderstood, mocked, and slandered.
Yet at the same time, the Gospels reveal that Jesus cared deeply for the human beings He came to live among and minister to. His heart was fully concerned for all the sinners He met. He healed the sick, cleansed lepers, and gave sight to the blind. He spoke tender words of compassion to those who were forlorn and miserable.
Jesus cared for every kind of person, no matter how vile; this caused the people who didn’t appreciate Him to belittle Him by calling Him a “friend of sinners.” But how wonderful for all of us that He is indeed a friend of sinners! Jesus understood and sympathized with people’s problems, sadness, and distress. This is the kind of man He was when He lived on earth.
Because Jesus was made like us in all things, and because of all He experienced as a man, He can understand anything we may be going through, no matter how terrible or distressing. We can be sure that whatever painful situation we’re in, He shares in our feelings, sympathizes with us, and cares for us.
Now we’ll look at the second important phrase in Hebrews 2:17.
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2. He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest
What do these words reveal about Jesus? Note 2 on High Priest explains:
“As the High Priest, Christ ministers God Himself and the riches of the divine life to us. As the God-man, He is more than fully qualified to be our High Priest. Here, merciful corresponds with His being a man; faithful corresponds with His being God.”
In the Old Testament, the high priest took care of God’s people, and Jesus is the fulfillment of this Old Testament picture. Jesus, our real High Priest, is both God and man. As a man made like us in all things, He’s merciful to us and able to understand us. We can come to Him and be assured that He sympathizes with us in our affliction.
What’s more, as God, Jesus is our faithful High Priest who ministers God Himself and the unlimited riches of the divine life into us. He faithfully ministers these divine riches to us to meet our need in our situation of suffering. We may not even know what we need, but our faithful High Priest knows. He ministers the riches of God into us to meet our need, whether it’s strength, love, hope, encouragement, endurance, or joy.
We come now to the third important phrase in this verse.
3. To make propitiation for the sins of the people
Maybe we feel like we can’t pour out what’s on our heart to Jesus because we’re afraid to come to Him. Perhaps we feel unworthy, or we’ve been away from Him for a while, or we’ve experienced failure in our Christian life. But we don’t need to stay far away from Him! The Lord made propitiation for our sins. Note 4 on propitiation says:
“Jesus made propitiation for our sins, thereby satisfying the demand of God’s righteousness and appeasing the relationship between God and us, that God may be peacefully gracious to us.”
It’s impossible for us to do anything to make our sinful situation right before God. But Jesus loved us to such an extent that He laid down His life for us. He resolved our problem of sin and met all the righteous demands of God through His death on the cross.
So if we’ve sinned, we need to repent—that is, turn back to God—and confess our sins to Him. When we turn to Him and confess our sins, we can enjoy His propitiation again and be forgiven and cleansed with His blood. This makes it possible for us to come to the Lord without fear.
Hebrews 2:17 is truly a marvelous verse! It shows us no matter what difficult situation we’re going through, we can be assured that Jesus understands us fully and sympathizes with us deeply.
How do we experience the sympathy and ministry of Jesus?
Now that we’ve looked at some verses and footnotes in the New Testament Recovery Version, let’s go on to see how we can practically come to the Lord Jesus to experience His sympathy and ministry:
We should first realize that the Lord isn’t far away from us or hard for us to reach. When we were saved, Christ as the life-giving Spirit came to live in our spirit. He’s so close and accessible in our spirit; we can come to Him at any time.
If our conscience makes us aware of any sins we’ve committed, we should confess them to remove any barrier between us and the Lord and be forgiven and washed in His blood. We can come to Him with confidence because He’s already made propitiation for our sins.
We come to the Lord by turning our hearts to Him from everything else and exercising our spirit in prayer. It really helps if we open our mouth and pray audibly to the Lord. By speaking to Him in prayer, we can pour out what’s on our heart into the listening and loving ear of Jesus.
Many of us can testify that we’ve experienced the sympathy and ministry of Jesus, our High Priest. In the midst of our woes, as we uttered what was on our heart to Him in prayer, we had the sense He was listening intently to us, and we were soothed by His sympathy and tender care. Though our outward situation didn’t necessarily change, we were encouraged and enlivened. Jesus not only sympathized with us but also ministered something of God into our being, meeting our deepest need. Words just can’t express how wonderful this is.
We hope you’re encouraged by the words in Hebrews 2:17 and the notes in the New Testament Recovery Version. No matter what we’re going through, we can come to the Lord in prayer. We never have to wonder whether Jesus can understand. He always does, and He can truly meet our need.
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The Qur’an claims that Allah and the God of the Bible is one and the same. It can be politically convenient to hold this view and may appear to promote tolerance. Yet, for true tolerance and effective dialogue, a deeper understanding of one another’s religious claims is imperative. In this book Solomon and Debs draw on Qur’anic scholarship to present a compelling case against this doctrine of ‘sameness’. The characteristics of the God of the Bible are far removed from the Allah presented in the Qur’an. The Lord God of the Bible looks for a loving relationship with humankind whom he created in his image; in full revelation of himself, God became man on earth and dwells by his Holy Spirit in the hearts of all who ask him.
About the Author
Sam Solomon, a former Islamic jurist, was born and raised as a Muslim and trained in Sharia law for 15 years before converting to Christianity. He is a senior lecturer and research co-ordinator, a human rights activist and an advisor to British as well as European Parliamentarians. Sam is the Islamic Affairs Advisor to Christian Concern and author of many thought-provoking books and articles on Christian-Muslim relations. Dr Atif Debs, formerly a university professor and business leader at the forefront of the Energy field was also born and raised as a devout Muslim—but within a moderate context, whereby a form of tolerance to other faiths was the norm. Upon realising that the “truth” is in Biblical Christianity, he has increasingly dedicated the majority of his time to researching and expounding the contrasting relationship between Islam and Biblical Christianity. He is actively engaged in ministry both at home and internationally, in churches as well as theological and educational establishments.
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Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Wilberforce Publications Ltd. (July 5, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
A finalist for World Magazine’s Book of the Year!
“Essential reading.” —Antonio Carreño, Brown University
“A watershed in scholarship.” —Raphael Israeli, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Desperately, desperately needed as a counter to the mythology that pervades academia on this subject.” —Paul F. Crawford, California University of Pennsylvania
“An intelligent reinterpretation of a supposed paradise of convivencia.” —Julia Pavón Benito, University of Navarra
“A splendid book . . . Must-reading.” —Noël Valis, Yale University
“I am in awe of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise.” —FrontPage Magazine
“A bracing remedy to a good deal of the academic pabulum that passes for scholarship.” —Middle East Quarterly
“An exhilarating and unput-downable read.” —Standpoint
Scholars, journalists, and even politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain—“al-Andalus”—as a multicultural paradise, a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony.
There is only one problem with this widely accepted account: it is a myth.
In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden history by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed.
This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Islamic Caliphate’s conquest of Spain. Far from a land of religious tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life and the marginalization of Christians and other groups—all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities.
The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise provides a desperately needed reassessment of medieval Spain. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” Fernández-Morera sets the historical record straight—showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless.
“Shows in meticulous detail . . . that intolerance, segregation, formal inequality, and brutality were the order of the day [in Islamic Spain].”
—The New Criterion
“[Fernández-Morera] must be commended for daring to wade into this hazardous arena. He has come well-armed: his The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise has 95 pages of notes, and the lionisers of political correctness will not find it easy to penetrate chinks in his bibliographical armour of primary and secondary sources, many not published in English. In an exhilarating and unput-downable read, Fernández-Morera debunks the fashionable myth that Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived together (convivencia) under ‘tolerant’ Muslim rule. . . . World-class academics—hailing from Yale, Harvard, Chicago, Princeton, London, Oxford—look like fools in their apologetics for jihad.”
“Numerous books propagandize for Islam by calling Muslim rule in Spain during the Middle Ages a golden age of tolerance. Darío Fernández-Morera’s The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews Under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain (ISI Books) cuts against PR for Islam by giving specific examples of rulers cutting off heads or applying burning candles to the faces of sexual slaves.”
—World magazine, naming The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise a finalist for Book of the Year
“Often a work of historical revisionism is a dubious exercise in discovering trendy, hidden agendas with little bearing on the actual record of the past. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise is decidedly not such a study and is instead a bracing remedy to a good deal of the academic pabulum that passes for scholarship on Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations.”
—Middle East Quarterly
“A first-rate work of scholarship that demolishes the fabrication of the multiethnic, multiconfessional convivencia in Spain under Muslim rule. The book is also an exposé of the endemic problems of contemporary Western academe. . . . Space does not allow us to list all of the fables—some bizarre, others laughable, most of them infuriating—that Fernández-Morera dispatches with unassailable logic and ruthless efficiency.”
“I am in awe of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise. . . . This book is an intellectual boxing match. The author shreds not just one opponent, but a series of intellectual bigots, prostitutes, and manipulators of the common man. . . . He uses research and objective facts to make his case. Nothing could be more transgressive in academia today.”
“The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise prompts readers to rethink their traditional notion of Islamic Spain. Fernández-Morera shows that it was not a harmonious locus of tolerance. Paying special attention to primary sources, he documents how Islamic Spain was in fact dominated by cultural repression and marginalization. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise is essential reading. It will soon find its place on the shelves of premier academic institutions and in the syllabi of pioneering scholars.”
—Antonio Carreño, W. Duncan McMillan Family Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, Brown University
“I could not put this book down. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise constitutes a watershed in scholarship. Throughan unbiased and open-minded reading of the primary sources, Fernández-Morera brilliantly debunks the myths that for so long have dominated Islamic historiography and conventional wisdom. We were waiting for this great breakthrough to come to light, and Fernández-Morera has done it. Bravo!”
—Raphael Israeli, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Chinese History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Fernández-Morera examines the underside of Islamic Spain, a civilization usually considered a model of dynamism and vigor. Through the study of primary sources, he questions the historiographic and intellectual view of the superiority of that civilization. This is an intelligent reinterpretation of a supposed paradise of convivencia.”
—Julia Pavón Benito, Professor of Medieval Spanish History, University of Navarra
“Desperately, desperately needed as a counter to the mythology that pervades academia on this subject. This book sheds much-needed light on current debates about the relationship between the West and Islam. It displays rare good sense and a willingness to face truth that is all too often absent in discussions of this era.”
—Paul F. Crawford, Professor of Ancient and Medieval History, California University of Pennsylvania
“A splendid book. This sober and hard-hitting reassessment demolishes the myths of religious tolerance and multiculturalism that have hopelessly romanticized the precarious coexistence and harsh realities of medieval Spain under Muslim rule. Well documented and persuasively argued, this book is must-reading as a window into the lessons of the past.”
—Noël Valis, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University
“Fernández-Morera takes on the long-overdue topic of assessing medieval Muslim Spain’s reputation for ethnic pluralism, religious tolerance, and cultural secularism. Finding this view based on a ‘culture of forgetting,’ he documents the reign of strict sharia in Andalusia, with its attendant discrimination against non-Muslims and subjugation of women. So much for the charming fantasy of open-mindedness and mutual respect.”
—Daniel Pipes, historian of Islam and publisher of the Middle East Quarterly
“Brilliant . . . A thorough and entertaining study, as masterful as it is pointed.”
“Reveals the awesome and awful truth camouflaged by many in the West who have written apologies for Muslim-ruled Andalusia . . . More than 90 pages of footnotes to contemporary sources in their original languages make his thesis unassailable.”
—New English Review
About the Author
Darío Fernández-Morera is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University. A former member of the National Council on the Humanities, he holds a BA from Stanford University, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from Harvard University. He has published several books and many articles on cultural, literary, historical, and methodological issues in Spain, Latin America, and the United States.
Hardcover: 376 pages
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute; 1 edition (February 22, 2016)
You can find opinions about Islamic doctrine in the main stream media, but no facts. That is because they do not study the only foundation of knowledge about the true nature of Islam- Mohammed and Allah. This self-study course is based on three of the Islamic source texts: the Koran, the Sira (biography of Mohammed) and the Hadith (his traditions). If your knowledge comes from these original texts, it can be verified and your understanding is on firm ground.
The Koran and all Islamic texts are difficult to read by design. But, when the artificial language is stripped away and replaced by simple English, the results are astounding. We learn that the Islamic ethical system is based on dualism-one set of rules for Muslims and another set of rules for non-Muslims (Kafirs). We find out that Mohammed was a slave trader, an abuser of women and a warlord. Islam as a religion was a failure. Only when Mohammed turned to jihad and politics, did he have any success.
A THREE LEVEL SELF-STUDY COURSE
The self-study course covers fourteen different topics about Islam from three different views. Each level can be read on its own, but there is a progression of information. This course will end your confusion about Islam. You will understand what underlies the events in the Islamic world and what this means for our civilization. This book is level 2.
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Biography BILL WARNER, Ph.D. is a highly respected expert on political Islam. In 2006, he founded the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI) to further the study of the politics of the ideology of Islam and its ramifications for Western Civilization. Warner defines political Islam as that part of Islamic doctrine which concerns the non-Muslim.
Warner is the author of fifteen books, including the Amazon bestseller, Sharia Law for Non-Muslims, which is published in 20 languages. His Simple Koran is the first Koran that can be easily understood by integrating Mohammed’s life into the Koran verses. This method gives a context to the book which makes the meaning transparent. All his books are concise and easy to understand.
Warner has published numerous articles on the topic of Political Islam and is a prolific video blogger with over 150 videos dedicated to commentary and education on this subject. His video, “Why We Are Afraid”, has over four million views.
Warner has led seminars and given public talks throughout the United States and Canada, and internationally in Central Europe and the Balkan countries.
In 2013, he established CSPI International (CSPII), a volunteer, non-profit organization, based in Brno, Czech Republic, with affiliates around the globe. CSPII translates & publishes Warner’s books world-wide, provides trainings & lectures, and does research on political Islam.
Warner created the first self-study courses on political Islam. His books give an overview of the complete Islamic doctrine and address how the doctrine is applied to world events. CSPI books are also available as a web-based community learning platform.
Bill Warner holds a PhD in physics & applied mathematics from North Carolina State University. He has been a research scientist at the Sarnoff Princeton Labs, a business owner of an energy efficiency company and a university professor.
Dr. Warner holds that the totality of the true nature of Islam is found in the Trilogy of the Koran, the Sira (the biography of Mohammed) and the Hadith (the traditions of Mohammed). All evaluation of Islamic history and current activity is caused by the doctrine found in this Trilogy. Therefore, it is impossible to understand any Islamic action without knowing the doctrine that is its cause.
Warner postulates that there are three independent views of Islam that are not reconcilable. The three views are believer-centric, apologist-centric and Kafir- centric. The believer-centric view is the view of a Muslim. Apologist-centric is based upon the apologetic view of non-Muslims. Kafir-centric is the view of the non- Muslim. A comprehensive knowledge of Islam must include all three. These views cannot be resolved, but each must stand alone.
Warner’s training in scientific theory and mathematics shaped how he analyzed Islamic doctrine. Realizing that the Islamic texts had been made deliberately difficult to read and comprehend, he set out to organize the doctrine in a manner that would be easily understood by the average per-son. As he analyzed the foundational Islamic texts, it became clear that Islam is not constructed on the same civilizational principles as the rest of the world. Simple statistical methods revealed that dualism and submission were the foundational principles of Islamic doctrine.
Statistical methods applied to the Islamic texts showed that:
Islam is far more of a political system than a religion.
There is no unmitigated good in Islam for the Kafir (non-Muslim).
Islam’s ethical system is dualistic and is not based on the Golden Rule.
Islamic doctrine cannot be reconciled with our concepts of human rights and our Constitution.
The great majority, 96%, of all Islamic doctrine about women subjugates them.
The Sunna (what Mohammed did and said) is more important than the Koran in a Muslim’s daily life.
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For at least thirty-five years, the United States has been at war with enemies sworn to its destruction. It did not seek enmity or hostilities with them. Both are the product of forces that long predated the establishment of this country, to say nothing of its adoption toward the end of the 20th Century of policies towards the Middle East or other regions. For much of this period, the U.S. government has pursued various strategies – including selective military engagements, benign neglect, willful blindness and outright appeasement – that have in common one very low common denominator: They all ignore the aforementioned realities and, as a practical matter, have exacerbated them. A lack of clarity about these realities or a strategy for dealing effectively with them has contributed to a strategic environment of great and growing danger and a wholly inadequate American capacity for contending with such perils. This paper recommends corrective actions, starting with a clear-eyed understanding of the enemy we confront – namely, an international, ideologically driven Global Jihad Movement and its enablers – and the essential elements of an effective strategy for countering it. The alternative approach is modeled after the successful strategy President Ronald Reagan pursued to defeat Soviet communism, embodied in his National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 75.
About the Author
This “Tiger Team” has been sponsored by the Center for Security Policy, an organization whose mode of operation from its founding 26 years ago has been modeled after the best of America’s military – its elite unconventional warfare units. As the “Special Forces in the War of Ideas,” the Center has pulled together, much as the real special operators would do, sixteen of the best in the business, individuals with unique and necessary skill sets for the mission at hand: Adapting the strategy that defeated the last totalitarian ideology that sought our destruction, Soviet communism.
A must read book, saw it being discussed on Hannity.
I’ve got the eBook downloaded ($3), and am 25% of the way thru.
Very few books can capture my attention and keep me wanting more.
This book has an infinite amount of information regarding strategies
designed to eradicate Sharia-adherent Islam. The only problem, us, it
needs us to help implement those strategies, particularly politicians.
Our ignorance of Islam’s goal is the number one reason Islam is growing.
This book brings everything to light.
One technique learned from this book, anytime a Muslim proclaims allegiance to an Islamic Terrorist Organization on American soil, under the terms of a Muslim’s Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America he has violated his oath, and as such needs to be stripped of his American Citizenship and deported, this can be enforced. (You just got to remind the police and courts about this, they tend to forget about things like this)
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Sumner’s “views of Christianity and Islam will fascinate historian, clergyman, and educated lay-person alike.” -Goodreads
First published in 1853 by Charles Sumner, “White Slavery in the Barbary States” outlines the history of the centuries in which Moslems enslaved Europeans and later, Americans; and what led to its halt.
Sumner focuses on many specific instances of Europeans and Americans captured and sold at Moslem slave markets.
The Barbary slave trade refers to the slave markets that flourished on the Barbary Coast of North Africa, which included the Ottoman provinces of Algeria, Tunisia and Tripolitania and the independent sultanate of Morocco, between the 16th and middle of the 18th century. The Ottoman provinces in North Africa were nominally under Ottoman suzerainty, but in reality they were mostly autonomous. The North African slave markets were part of the Arab slave trade.
The Barbary Coast European slaves were acquired by Barbary pirates in slave raids on ships and by raids on coastal towns from Italy to the Netherlands, as far north as Iceland and east into the Mediterranean.
The Ottoman eastern Mediterranean was the scene of intense piracy. As late as the 18th century, piracy continued to be a “consistent threat to maritime traffic in the Aegean”.
For centuries, large vessels on the Mediterranean relied on galley slaves supplied by North African and Ottoman slave traders.
Wonderful little known history of slavery over the years, with focus on the Christian slaves of the Barbary States of North Africa. I recommend this book for anyone interested in slavery over the years in the world.
Senator Charles Sumner was anti slavery, and was the man who was caned until he was unconscience on the floor of the Senate by Representative Brooks of South Carolina the day after he gave an anti slavery speech.
This is a very interesting little book where he focused on the white slaves in the North African Barbary states including Morocco, Algiers, Salee, Oran, Tunis, Tripoli and Bacra. He starts out with some history pointing out that slavery had gone on for millennia. People captured in a war were frequently enslaved. Men to do hard work, including rowing gallery ships and the women frequently made concubines. He then addresses the rise of the Islamic religion in North Africa in particular. When Islam expanded via the sword in its early days, it over ran essentially all of Spain. Spain fought for many years to drive the Moors out, and become free of the second class citizenship under Islam. After 1492 when Ferdinand and Isabela re-conquered the last of Spain from the Moors, whom we would now call Muslims, there was an increase in piracy. Ferdinand and Isabela evicted many of the Moors, who moved to North Africa in many cases and became pirates who preyed on Christian ships. The pirates enslaved the crews, in many cases for ransom by their country or family. (He mentions only as a minor note the fact that the Moors were also importing negro slaves from south of the Sahara in much larger numbers than the captured white Christian slaves.) He does an excellent job of tying together slavery over the years. The preying on Christian ships by the Barbary Pirates was a money rising operation against the religious enemies of Islam. At different times the Barbary Pirates preyed on English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, etc. ships, as well as raiding the Christian shores in the Med, and the Atlantic, up as far as Ireland and the English Channel.
He also point outs that it continued until the early 1800s, when the US in 1815 sent a squadron over to defeat the pirates get the American captives. However, the real end came in 1816 when the British and Dutch showed up with 5 line of battle ships, 10 frigates, 4 bomb vessels and 5 other small ships, and fired 50,000 shot at Algiers, the largest fortress, and essentially leveled the place. This led to the Barbary Pirates giving up their last of thousands of white Christian slaves and stopping their piracy. He makes the points that negro slavery was ongoing in the world, in particular in the American South and the Barbary Coast at this time, but that it was not addressed when the white Christian slaves were freed.
This is a very illuminating book in how Senator Sumner tied together slavery over the ages. The book is extensively foot noted, and reference are provided.
Paperback: 70 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 28, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
Islam and the Suicide of the West is monumental in scope yet simple to read. It illuminates by its clear grasp of the religious, historical, and doctrinal dimensions of Islam taken from original sources. It is calmly logical and mind-blowing. –Lt. Gen. William C. Hughes, USA (Ret.)
This important work on Islam should be read by all Americans. Many may disagree with some of the hard-hitting facts but none can deny that the West and Islam have been on a collision course for many years. –Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USA (Ret.)
Islam and the Suicide of the West contains the hard truth about the totalitarian, blood-drenched Islamic law known as Sharia: That it is incompatible with Christianity and with Western values themselves. Let us stay the hand of the West before it deals itself a fatal blow. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit I pray. –Christoper C.Hull, Ph.D.
About the Author
Luiz Sergio Solimeo is a Catholic scholar who has authored many books, essays, and articles. In 1960, he joined the group that would later become The Brazilian Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property. He currently teaches at the American TFP’s Sedes Sapientiae Institute.
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property – TFP (October 28, 2018)