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Another "moderate"

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In a recent notice on Jihad Watch, Spencer alerts the reader to the normative extremism of Ibn-Khaldun, the great 14th century Muslim version of a Thomas Aquinas whose name is titular for the sumptuously accredited university "Chair" (at American University in Washington, D.C.) on which Prof. Akbar Ahmed seats his prodigously moderate behind and from which he propagandizes ex cathedra about how Islam is peachy keen and critics of Islam are "Islamophobic". 

Spencer quotes from Ibn-Khaldun's great work the Muqaddimah --

“in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.”

Another telling quote from the Muqaddimah:

“The other [i.e., non-Muslim] religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious duty to them, save only for purposes of defense."

This -- in conjunction with the quote Spencer provided -- is as direct an avowal of the fundamentally offensive nature of Islamic war as any.

For more on Muslims like Akbar Ahmed and the gullible Christians who fawn all over them, see my essay Liberal Christians and Islam.

Fethullah Gulen

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An excellent commentary by Eksi B. Sixdouze written about a year ago, on the sinister Turkish Muslim billionaire Fethullah Gulen.

Though Sixdouze doesn't mention some of Gulen's money quotes, he provides lots of solid background information on this most deadly stealth jihadist (all the stealtheir, one reasonably assumes, for the fact that he has managed to keep a low profile -- even under the radar of Jihad Watch lately, while busily stealth-jihading away).

One of these money quotes (among other juicy ones) may be found in an article by Rachel Sharon-Krespin on Fethullah Gulen, wherein she quotes from one of his sermons in the 1990s:

The philosophy of our service is that we open a house somewhere and, with the patience of a spider, we lay our web to wait for people to get caught in the web; and we teach those who do. 

Gulen in the same sermon and in the same breath goes on to assure the choir:

We don't lay the web to eat or consume them but to show them the way to their resurrection, to blow life into their dead bodies and souls, to give them a life.

But that hardly allays our concern nor quiets the shudder of our frisson we feel upon reading such a glimpse into the mind of a subversive fanatic.  Indeed, it only underscores the fanaticism of Islam's "good intentions" by which they would pave the planet on the road to Hell.

Brown, Red & Green

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From a story in the New York Times, June 3, 1996 (probably buried on page D27):

Francois Genoud, Nazi Sympathizer, 81

Francois Genoud, a Nazi sympathizer who became a banker for Arab militants and defender of terrorists, committed suicide by poison on Thursday with the help of a Swiss pro-euthanasia group, a family spokesman said. He was 81.

Mr. Genoud, who made a fortune from publishing the diaries of Josef Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, helped set up the Arab commercial bank in Geneva in 1958. The bank was active in lending money to Arab nationalist groups and held the fighting fund of the Algerian independence movement.

In a biography published this year, Mr. Genoud said he had worked closely with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which carried out attacks against Israel and Jewish interests.

Mr. Genoud was a friend of the terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal and helped finance his defense after his 1994 arrest. Mr. Genoud also helped pay for the defense of the former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie, known as the Butcher of Lyon.

Communist Terrorist Carlos "the Jackal" (who converted to Islam in prison in the 1990s, by the way); Nazi butcher Klaus Barbie; the Palestinians...  a motley yet consistent crew. 

Further Reading:

The Reds, The Browns and the Greens: Convergence of Totalitarianisms