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.
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.
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.
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 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.
|(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”