Part 17: Mosques as territorial markers, personal accounts of Islam
Since this series has received countless letters from U.S. readers, if you are from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, France, Denmark, Germany, Austria or Holland, please write your personal experiences with Islam in your community. They will be utilized in a future column.
In a piece by Acharya in World News titled, “The fall of Europe is looming”, the reporter said, “Two recent news items concern the progressive Islamization of Europe: one from Dr. Bruce Bawer on the sustained, emotional and physical attacks on critics of Islamic traditions, including the harsh treatment of women; and another from Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, retiring Archbishop of Prague, who warns, "The fall of Europe is looming." When one reads the important insights from Bawer, one can see that, given the current trend, the Cardinal is correct.”
Critiquing a writer who "sneers" at alarms being set off about Europe's Islamization, Bawer said:
“Europe is chugging along just fine;
Islam poses no real challenge to the continent’s freedom and prosperity; after
all, the “experts” say so. Never mind the draining of European welfare systems
by Muslim families, the explosion in rapes and gay-bashings and Jew-baitings,
the proliferation of honor killings and forced marriages and no-go zones; never
mind the murders of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh by fanatics who objected to
those men’s positions on Islam; never mind the threats directed at critics of
Islam, such as Geert Wilders, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Robert Redeker, which have
obliged them to live in hiding or with round-the-clock bodyguards.
“The timing of Vaïsse’s article was unfortunate—for him, anyway: it appeared around the time of the Christmas Day terrorist attack on Detroit-bound Northwest Flight 253 and the New Year’s Day assassination attempt on Kurt Westergaard, creator of the famous Mohammed-in-a-bomb-turban cartoon published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Only a bathroom that had been converted to a panic room in Westergaard’s house saved the artist from an axe-wielding Islamist maniac. Let’s not even mention the over 1,000 cars torched in French cities on New Year’s Eve, which is becoming an annual tradition among that nation’s Muslim youth.”
“Adding to this frightening reality
comes a future nightmare, "Europe has denied its Christian roots from
which it has risen and which could give it the strength to fend off the danger
that it will be conquered by Muslims -- which is actually happening gradually,”
the cardinal said,
"If Europe doesn't change its relation to its own roots, it will be Islamized.”
MOSQUES AS TERRITORIAL MARKERS IN USA
A U.S. Army colonel wrote about this series, “As a retired member of the Army Reserve, I am aware of the Muslim "tricks". I was activated from 2004 to 2006 and as a colonel was in charge of training troops to not only deploy to Iraq/Afghanistan, but also to Kosovo (where we continue to send troops to this day). Hundreds of mosques are being built throughout the Balkans with Saudi money. Few, if any, attend these mosques. The mosques are there as markers of occupied land. In this way the Muslims project their presence. It is the same thing that is happening here.
Recently, there was a dispute in Stockton, CA over a mosque to be built in Morada, a small area east of Hwy 99 and just north of Stockton. The Muslims won and now another marker is being built. People fear being called a bigot more than the malevolent presence sure to follow the construction of this mosque. Soon the legal actions of the "call for prayer" will begin. I was deployed to Saudi Arabia in 2006 to train the Saudi Army. Let me tell you this: They hate us.”
In a sobering report, Chelsea Schilling, January 10, 2010, wrote “Islamic mosque built at 9/11 ground zero.”
“A new Islamic mosque will open its doors just steps from Ground Zero where Muslim terrorists murdered 2,751 people in the name of Allah on Sept. 11, 2001 – and its leading imam, who conducts sensitivity training sessions for the FBI, has reportedly blamed Christians for starting mass attacks on civilians,” Schilling wrote. “The five-story building at Park Place, just two blocks north of the former World Trade Center site, was the site of a Burlington Coat Factory. But a plane’s landing-gear assembly crashed through the roof on the day 19 Muslim terrorists hijacked the airliners and flew them into the Twin Towers in 2001. Now Muslim worshippers currently occupy the building, and they plan to turn it into a major Islamic cultural center.”
“The men and women stand up, raise their hands on either side of their head, murmur ‘Allahu akhbar,’ bow and kneel again,” reports Spiegel Online.
“Only in New York City is this possible,” Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, or ASMA, told the magazine. Khan is the wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of ASMA.”
“The building – vacant since that fateful day when time stood still as millions of Americans grieved the loss of loved ones, friends, family members, co-workers and strangers – was purchased in July by real-estate company Soho Properties, a business run by Muslim,” wrote Schilling. “Rauf was an investor in that transaction. Rauf has announced his plans to turn the building into a complete Islamic cultural center, with a mosque, a museum, “merchandising options,” and room for seminars to reconcile religions, “to counteract the backlash against Muslims in general,” said Speigel.
MUSLIMS NEVER EVER ABANDON THEIR RELIGION
Dear Mr. Wooldridge: “Excellent series on
Muslims. My firsthand account of the methods and wickedness of Islam
opened my eyes to the deception and lies of Muhammad.
“I started dating a Muslim, she converted to Christianity, then we married, had a child etc. But immediately after marriage, she "went back" to Islam. The family began its process of alienation, then after our child was born, they contrived all manner of lies and deception to shield me from my child.
“I haven't seen my daughter in six months. My "wife" will not listen to me and even told me that "you are not the father because you are not Muslim". My story is considerably longer than this, but as one who has lived in the middle of the barbarity of Islam, I can say with absolute confidence and authority that: Islam is screwed up. Keep up the good work. I tell everyone I can about the barbarity of Islam.
“Also, don't forget that many Muslims convert to new beliefs and religions. They are not heard about because if they do leave Islam, a Fatwa will be issued and they will be hounded forever by what I call the "taxi driver" intelligence. There are many ex-Muslims, and they quietly go about life without a mention. Also, there are many excellent workers spreading the news about the New Testament, the Holy Injil, the book Akbar rejected, that once Muslims read, they are changed forever.” Kris, Chicago, IL
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715