Islam is Fear, Part I

The following post is the first part of a three-part series adapted from Bob Smith’s work at Islam’s Fatal Flaw. It is a lucid analysis of the deadly effectiveness of Islam as a self-replicating closed system.


Author’s Introduction

The theory I present came to me after reading about fifty books and thousands of articles on Islam. I just could not figure why anyone would believe the story of Islam.

I kept flashing back to stories of Muslims who managed to leave Islam. They all said the same thing — they were in fear of other Muslims. And then it finally hit me: Islam is a giant system that controls literally one fifth of humanity with fear, violence, and a form of brainwashing. The fear/violence cycle I describe is the glue — the gravity — the net, that holds it all together. And unfortunately this cycle is self-replicating.

I believe the “fear cycle/phantom army” I describe in my article is the epicenter of the world wide Islamic problem. I also believe this “fear cycle/phantom army” fulfills “know your enemy” requirement of Sun Tzu’s doctrine. Unfortunately, Islam’s unseen “phantom” army is either misunderstood by the military, or denied for PC reasons.

Any non-Muslim army within a Muslim population has to be aware of the threat posed by the entire population. All non-Muslim invaders have eventually been expelled from Muslim lands. Islam as a system will generate enough self-initiating jihadis to get the job done. America’s involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq is destined for the same fate. Nothing will change within Islam until the “know your enemy” of Sun Tzu is dealt with.

Islam is Fear
Part I: Violence and Fear

by Bob Smith

Would you wear a T-shirt with a Mohammad cartoon printed on it?

You might in Montana. Don’t try it in Mecca.


Because Islam trains a small number of its most devout believers that it’s OK to kill. And Islamic killers have been trained to kill anyone who insults Allah and/or Mohammad.

In Montana you’d have a good chance none of these Islamic killers would see you.

In Mecca you wouldn’t last five minutes. One of Islam’s killers would come from out of nowhere and kill you. It is that simple.

You don’t believe me? Ask any Muslim!

This article is about these Islamic killers and the fear they generate.

Islamic society is caught up in a self-replicating, endless cycle of violence and fear, driven by its most devout believers. The cycle goes like this.

The Violence

Each generation’s most devout believers train a small percentage of the next generation’s most devout believers that it is OK to commit violence in the name of Islam. This becomes an endless cycle because these devout believers are also instructed to kill anyone who tries to modify or stop the teaching of this violence.

The Fear

Because (1) these potential killers are trained everywhere within Islam and evenly distributed throughout the greater Islamic population (ummah) and, (2) they cannot be easily identified, it means any devout believer anywhere could be the next killer. Every Muslim is aware of this potential threat (fear) from these most devout believers. As a result all Muslims suffer from the same fear that drives the system.

The violence and fear created by these devout believers has a profound effect on Islam. It is at the core of what Islam has become. The violence/fear cycle is responsible for all the irregularities of Islamic society.

  • It is why Muslims seem so pious (fear of a negative response from the most devout believers).
  • It is why Muslims don’t leave the faith and why they don’t integrate when they emigrate. (The killers are trained to kill anyone who leaves the faith).
  • It is why moderate Muslims never speak up (the killers are trained to kill anyone who questions the faith).
  • It is why Muslims from Morocco to the Philippines riot over a handful of cartoons or a simple comment from the Pope. (The killers riot and others go along in order to look pious.)

This violence/fear cycle leaves a deep psychic scar on Muslim society, and is responsible for what Islam is. Understanding this violence/fear system is the ultimate key to understanding Islam. No attempts to deal with Islamic violence will ever succeed unless they address the cause of this violence/fear cycle.

Describing this violence/fear system — the Islamic killers — and their cyclical nature is difficult for a number of reasons. First and foremost the violence/fear system is huge. Even though it is in plain sight, its sheer size and uniqueness makes it difficult to see. Additionally most Muslims (and non-Muslim apologists) deny the existence of these killers. Furthermore, because these killers are widely and evenly distributed throughout Islamic society and usually never seen until they commit their acts of violence, it is difficult to connect these independent killers into any kind of Islamic cyclical system. Finally, because the system is cyclical, the starting point of the discussion is difficult to identify.

Let’s start by discussing the fear created by these killers.

Islamic Fear

Islamic fear is easy to understand and feel if you know what to look for. Let’s look closely at two Islamic fear scenarios. The first is the case of the Mohammad cartoon T-shirt mentioned above. The second is the murder of Theo Van Gogh in Amsterdam and the subsequent publication of the Mohammad cartoons.

The Mohammad Cartoon T-Shirt Scenario

It is easy to understand how a person living in Montana could comfortably wear a Mohammad cartoon T-shirt. There are few, if any, Muslims in Montana. The chance of being spotted by one of these Islamic killers is slim. As a result, most people would not be intimidated.

The Islamic fear factor in Montana — low.

But in Dearborn, Michigan, the situation is different. Dearborn has a fairly large Muslim population. Wearing a Mohammad cartoon T-shirt in Dearborn Michigan could carry some risk. Somewhere in the Muslim community a devout believer might take offence. And that offence might lead to violence. As a result, some people might be intimidated.

Islamic fear factor in Dearborn — medium.

Now take the same Mohammad cartoon T-shirt scenario to an even larger Muslim population — say the Muslim section of London. The Muslim section of London has a population of over one million. You can be sure that somewhere in this community there are a number of Islamic killers. Considering the transit attack in 2005 that killed more than fifty, and the failed bombing attempts, it is easy to imagine a deeply devout Muslim taking offence. As a result, a large percentage of people might be intimidated.

Islamic fear factor in London — high.

Finally, let’s imagine the fear you would feel in a nearly 100% Muslim society. Imagine wearing the Mohammad cartoon T-shirt in Mecca, Cairo or Tehran. The fear would be overpowering. The simple fact, as I mentioned above, is that you would not last five minutes. One of Islam’s killers would come from out of nowhere and kill you. As a result, most reasonable people would be intimidated.

Islamic fear factor in Mecca, Cairo, or Tehran — exceptionally high.

Two side-notes:

(1)   In a nearly all-Muslim population such as Mecca, Cairo or Tehran, the killer would, more than likely, walk away a free man. He would not be prosecuted for his act. At the local mosque he would be treated with respect for defending Islam.
(2)   If you are a non-Muslim in Mecca you would be killed outright — non-Muslims are not allowed in Mecca.

I have chosen this T-shirt scenario for two simple reasons. First, it is real. (I challenge anyone to prove otherwise with the following straightforward method. Simply wear a Mohammad cartoon T-shirt in a prominent place in Tehran. Make a short video and post it on YouTube.) Secondly, it is easy to understand. Montana — almost no Muslims — no Islamic fear. Mecca, Cairo and Tehran — almost all Muslims — exceptionally high Islamic fear.

If you look at this Mohammad cartoon T-shirt scenario it becomes quite clear — the greater the percentage of Muslims in a given situation — the greater the Islamic fear factor.

The most important thing to remember about this Mohammad cartoon T-shirt discussion is this. What exactly is it that causes this fear? The answer is this. There is a real fear that some deeply devout Muslim believer will come from out of nowhere and kill you. (This is an important detail. Keep it in mind.)

The Murder of Theo Van Gogh and the Mohammad cartoons

Now, let’s look at the murder of Theo Van Gogh in Amsterdam and the subsequent reason for the publication of the Mohammad cartoons.

Theo Van Gogh had made a film that was critical of how Islam treats women. Van Gogh was murdered by an Islamic killer named Mohammed Bouyeri. According to published reports, at his trial Mr. Bouyeri told the court, Van Gogh had insulted Islam. “What moved me to do what I did was purely my faith,” Bouyeri said, “I was motivated by the law that commands me to cut off the head of anyone who insults Allah and his prophet.”

Mr. Bouyeri in reality had done two things. First he had killed Theo Van Gogh. But, even more importantly, he had helped spread this same Islamic fear (the fear that some deeply devout Muslim believer will come from out of nowhere and kill you) throughout those parts of Western Europe where many Muslims (though only a minority of less than 10%) now live.

The Islamic fear spread by the murder of Van Gogh was part of the reason why Flemming Rose, the publisher of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, published the “Mohammad cartoons”.

Mr. Rose said in a Washington Post article February 19, 2006, that he “commissioned the cartoons in response to several incidents of self-censorship in Europe caused by widening fears and feelings of intimidation in dealing with issues related to Islam. … Our goal was simply to push back self-imposed limits on expression that seemed to be closing in tighter.”

Flemming Rose was describing a form of the Islamic fear factor. (The fear some deeply devout Muslim believer will come from out of nowhere and kill you.) Similar to what I point out in the T-shirt scenario above.

Next: Part II, “The Killers”

9 thoughts on “Islam is Fear, Part I

  1. I appreciate the work that Bob Smith has done in collating many of the coercive features associated with Islam.

    There is no question that violence and intimidation are part of the foundation of Islam.

    But, Smith’s thesis that there is a systematically-trained corp of killers within Islam is a bit thin. There is a huge difference between the existence of people willing to kill, and the systematic training of such people. Smith makes the existence of trained killers as the central part of his claim, but never documents the training. His description of Islamic religious schools does not illustrate his thesis. He also goes on to cite every example of unjustified violence by Muslims as evidence for his thesis.

    I think his mistake lies in trying to describe a specific mechanism to explain the fact that Islam, and high concentrations of Muslims in a society, are associated with increased violence and intimidation. He would have to show specific instances where Muslims are trained to kill in order to enforce Islamic orthodoxy, and he has not done this.

    For example, there are cases in the news where Muslim fathers in the US, most likely aided by male sons, kill their daughters for being too Western. It is unlikely that these fathers act out of fear of an unknown assassin. Also, it is unlikely that these fathers and sons received specific training in assassinating someone. So, the existence of a secret corp of trained killers is unnecessary in describing this phenomenon, and may provide a false lead.

    Similarly, the radicalization and personality dissociation of Major Hassan, the Fort Hood killer, are fairly public through his emails and actions leading to his shooting. There was actually not much “secret” about his transformation. His superiors and associates noted his shift to radical Islam. His communications with Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical Sheik in Yeman, were seen and noted by the FBI, among others. Nobody took the responsibility to act on obvious signs of danger.

    I do not dispute that as a Muslim community becomes larger and more concentrated, there is an increased threat of violence and intimidation. This is a primary reason for shutting off Muslim immigration. However, I don’t know that the concept of secret, trained killers systematically enforcing orthodoxy is really helpful in explaining this occurrence. We might be better off simply documenting its existence.

  2. Well RonaldB, maybe islam doesn’t have college-like classes on killing but they sure have a certain style of instruction going on in mosques. I saw a Fox special in December of 2005 (close as I can remember) of muslim jerks intently watching videos of beheadings. They were soaking it up. Hardening their hearts to the pain of another human being.
    Not college-like, but training none-the-less. So get off of your semantics kick and just accept the main idea. By the bye, the same sort of indoctrinating crap goes on in our prisons as the bad guys sit around and brag about their murdering and raping.

  3. RonaldB:

    As I understand Bob Smith’s thesis, the expression “islam trains some individuals to kill” does not necessarily imply existence of organised training centres for killers.

    Rather, it works the other way around. As killing enemies of islam is in the very core of the doctrine (in muhhamad’s example), the more devout a muslim is, the more likely will he or she develop the killing tendencies. We all saw repeatedly the instances of self-radicalisation, which often accompany a personal crisis in the poor folks.

    It can also be docummented that the radicalised ones will network with likely-minded individuals, and that such networks will perpetuate and augment the inklinations for killing.

    The result is the same, independently on how is the radicalisation achieved: There is always a proportion of would-be-killers in islam, and majority of muslims, no matter how “moderate” they can be, is well aware of the existence of those killers.

  4. To RonaldB:

    Thanks for the comment. Below is a list of articles with tested links. These document the widespread teaching of hatred within Islamic society. This widespread teaching of hatred is not “secret”. It may purposely be kept from infidel’s eyes, but anyone willing to look for it will find it.

    Is this what you were looking for?

    Bob Smith

    Op-Ed: A Psychiatrist Talks About PA Children’s Indoctrination

    Denmark Immigrant children learn to hate

    Education in hate for ‘tender hearts’,22049,24777133-5001021,00.html?from=public_rss

    Kasab thought he was on Mission Kashmir

    How I came face to face with Taliban teen killers

    Inside a Pakistani school where children are being brainwashed into terrorists

    Islamic Textbook Teaches Its OK to Kill

    Italy: Police arrest six Moroccan ‘jihadists’ in north

    Kids learn hate at Afghan mosque

    ‘Muslim Eton’ at centre of Channel 4 hate-preaching allegations is forced to shut over far-Right safety fears

    Psychologist: Western Quran schools are “terrorist factories”

    Exclusive: over 60 per cent of Britain’s Muslim schools have extremist links, says draft report

    Pak textbooks build hate culture against India

    Police probe into child beatings at mosques

    Police warn of Jihad training for children

    Preachers of separatism at work inside Britain’s mosques

    Provincial govt to review programmes in Islamic religious schools

    Study offers glimpse into what it takes to be suicide bomber

    Taliban using mosques as recruitment centres: Media reports

    The 14-year-old Afghan suicide bomber–afghan-suicide-bomber-843535.html

    UK: Anti-Semitism Rampant in Muslim Schools
    Second Generation More Extreme than Parents

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  7. No one can win this war as our leaders are fool and have no love for nation. ISlam tool is use locals as their foot soldiers ( no salary) . Poor and uneducated are converted in each nation to islam to destroy own nations.

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