Wait! What!? This cannot be! For years fellow conservatives have told me that the Zuhdi Jasser run Clarion Project is part of the solution. While I have clearly labeled and proven they are part of the problem.
As if $elling the public a fantasy that music will save us from Islam, to supporting the Islamification of American iconic Barbie Dolls, to promoting the notion that Islam will reform, yet not even being to explain how it will was not damaging enough. Now Clarion has taken their detrimental policies to a whole new level by attempting to censor our freedom of speech. Isn’t that a common theme these days? See UK.
Should We Stop Using the Word ‘Islam’?
By Elliot Friedman
Link to article
Using the term ‘Islam’ instead of a more specific word for a sect can often be too vague when discussing various aspects of the religion.
In the truthful world sects are irrelevant because the differences are between them. For instance the Sunni – Shia feud. Yet they all support the same Koran which calls for dominance over non-Muslims.
Source Tafsir bn Kathir
By force if need be.
It’s true that when talking about any group, it is necessary to a certain extent to talk in generalities. Without mentioning the things that tie a group together, a group ceases to meaningfully exist as a concept. So when talking about religion, it is natural to fall into this pattern and talk about a large grouping unified by a common creed.
It is natural to “fall into the pattern” when one is out to properly ID an enemy ideology.
But this may not always be so helpful when the group is so broad that it doesn’t mean much to peg someone as a member.
Taking the focus off of Islam is what is not helpful. Again, see the UK. The media there does so on a regular basis.
When talking about Islam, it is easy to forget just how vast it is. Well over a billion and a half followers is a colossal number. Yes, there is a common doctrine. To be counted as a Muslim one has to accept that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammed is his messenger. Muslims also accept the Quran as scripture.
But beyond that there is a lot of divergence. There are four schools of Sunni jurisprudence. The Shiite world is largely divided into Twelver, Zaidi and Jafari, but there are many other, smaller groups. Each Muslim country over the centuries has developed its own traditions, customs and legal thought. Each community looks to its own leaders for religious guidance.
All of which see Islam as a dominant force. No matter if we like it or not.
Others reject hadiths and fiqh altogether, going only by what they read in the Quran.
Irrelevant. Because I have already proven that the Koran is a threat. The root of it all.
What we most commonly think of as Islamic fundamentalism today, the austere Wahhabism of Saudi Arabia, is itself only a recent invention. It was an 18th-Century reaction against the cosmopolitan Islam practiced by the Ottoman elites of the day. Iran’s theocratic government is even younger, implementing Ayatollah Khomeini’s program of “Guardianship of the Jurist,” which was drawn up in the 1970s, replacing hundreds of years of Islamically-sanctioned monarchy.
No, that is what you think.
What’s the difference?
Is Clarion actually praising the Ottoman war machine? I am sure the Assyrian Christians appreciate that….
In the West in particular, but also all over the world, many Muslims are now questioning their relationship with their faith and re-opening old questions. Islamic feminists are pushing for a greater role for women. Progressives and humanists are questioning whether or not the Quran is divinely authored, while still relating to it as a hugely important guiding influence in their lives.
- I guess these so call “Islamic feminists” are like the liberal ones who bury their head in the sand when it comes to the fact that Islam sanctions child marriages and domestic violence. Because ever since 911 I have not seen even one Muslim condemn any verses in the Koran. Zuhdi Jasser included.
For those new to the subject the following verse is about the “iddah”, or waiting period that a Muslima must wait until they can get remarried. See embolden words.
And as for those of your women who read allā’ī or allā’i in both instances no longer expect to menstruate if you have any doubts about their waiting period their prescribed waiting period shall be three months and also for those who have not yet menstruated because of their young age their period shall also be three months — both cases apply to other than those whose spouses have died; for these latter their period is prescribed in the verse they shall wait by themselves for four months and ten days Q. 2234. And those who are pregnant their term the conclusion of their prescribed waiting period if divorced or if their spouses be dead shall be when they deliver. And whoever fears God He will make matters ease for him in this world and in the Hereafter.
There is tremendous variety within the Islamic spectrum. It is no more reasonable to talk of a unified Islam than it is to speak about Anabaptists and the Jesuit Order as being the same religion. Yes, Anabaptists and the Jesuits both share a belief that Jesus was crucified and resurrected, but beyond that there are a lot of theological differences.
So when you conceptualize Islam, dig a little deeper. Don’t be content to talk of it as one singular entity. Figure out what kind of Islam specifically you are talking about.
The only one there is, Islam itself. Unless of course Clarion can produce a Koran that is used across the world that is non-Muslim friendly. Considering the fact that their spokesman Ryan Mauro runs from debating me I highly doubt a response is coming.
Name the enemy or lose the war. Something Clarion is clearly not willing to do.