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Robert Spencer: Loyola Marymount University: It’s “Islamophobic” to be “Counter-Jihad”

by Robert Spencer

The Los Angeles Loyolan tells us that it is Loyola Marymount University’s “award-winning, student-run news organization,” and it is not surprising that it would have won awards from the people who give out awards these days, because like all campus papers, it is a reliable guide to how deeply the far-Left indoctrination that most professors are conducting is taking root in their unwitting students. One of those students is the Assistant Opinion Editor for the Los Angeles Loyolan, a young man (I know that because he helpfully informs us that his pronouns are “He/Him/His”) named Cristobal Spielmann, who is, like all well-informed, duly woke students today, horrified at the prospect that someone would be so “racist” as to oppose jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women and others.

Inside Higher Ed may weep bitter crocodile tears over my noting the ominous assumptions behind Spielmann’s words, as the young fellow is only a child, but he is a child putting his views out in the public forum, and consequently must deal with public dissent from his views – at least until he and his fellow fascists secure power.

And Spielmann’s views are indeed ominous. I am an “anti-Muslim extremist,” he claims in an extended complaint against Loyola Marymount’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter, and offers this as his explanation of why: a pamphlet I wrote “takes every opportunity to paint the near entirety of Islam and the Quran as violent while creating a paranoid ‘us vs. them’ narrative of the West in a moral struggle with Islam.”

In reality, of course, the West is not in the least engaged in a moral struggle with Islam. Many Muslims, however, are in a moral struggle with the West and other non-Muslim entities. Apparently it is “Islamophobic” to take any notice of that. It is objectionable enough just to note that the Qur’an has passages calling for violence against non-Muslims. Did I misquote the Qur’an, or state its contents inaccurately? Spielmann had the residual honesty not to go so far as to say that, and of course he would not have been able to say it if he meant to tell the truth at all, since I don’t misquote or misrepresent the Qur’an. He just doesn’t like what I said about it, because it doesn’t fit the way he wants to pretend that the world is.

Even worse, “This isn’t even the first time that the LMU chapter of YAF has engaged in Islamophobia. Last fall semester, YAF posted a counter-jihad poster…”

So now it’s “Islamophobic,” at least at Loyola Marymount University, even to oppose jihad and to post a “counter-jihad poster.” Apparently now even opposing jihad, the imperative that led Mohamed Atta and his comrades to murder 3,000 people on September 11, 2001, and that has been the driving force behind over 36,000 terror attacks worldwide since that date, is “Islamophobic.”

This has been a long time coming. The seeds of it were planted the first time the establishment media labeled opposition to jihad terror and Sharia oppression “anti-Muslim.” If it’s anti-Muslim to oppose those things, then the establishment media narrative that such violence and oppression is perpetrated only by a tiny minority of extremists that misunderstands its own religion is false – but of course no establishment counterterror analyst has ever taken notice of that.

I have for years pointed out that when foes of jihad terror are smeared as “anti-Muslim” and “Islamophobic,” without any attempt whatsoever to delineate a proper and respectable response to that terror, then all resistance to the advancing jihad is stigmatized, and ultimately becomes impossible. That is exactly where we are now, in the thoroughly indoctrinated mind of young Cristobal Spielmann and millions of others like him. Leftist professors all over the country are turning out people like Cristobal on a daily basis. Before too long they will likely make it altogether impossible to say the slightest negative word about jihad mass murder, and when they do so, they will think they are doing something righteous. By that time even the most happily blinkered Leftist may wake up to what is happening. But it will be too late.

FPM: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/10/loyola-marymount-university-its-islamophobic-be-robert-spencer/


Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His new book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS

Islam: America on Borrowed Time

Islam: America on Borrowed Time

by Bill Lockwood

In Why I Am Not a Muslim, Ibn Warraq discusses the Salmon Rushdie affair of several years back. Rushdie published an expose on several verses of the Koran after which the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued an international “death warrant” for him. Warraq noted the strange tendency—we must add “dangerous” also– of “western scholars” to “pass off” the warrant has having been issued by “Muslim extremists.” Observes Warraq, “Even more dishonest is the continuing attempt to exonerate Islam itself—especially by using phrases such as ‘Islamic fundamentalist,’ ‘Muslim fanatic,’ and so on.

The term ‘Islamic fundamentalist’ is itself inappropriate, for … Muslims have not moved away from the literal interpretation of the Koran: all Muslims—not just a group we have called ‘fundamentalist’—believe that the Koran is literally the word of God. … No amount of mental gymnastics or intellectual dishonesty is going to make the unpalatable, unacceptable, and barbaric aspects of Islam disappear. … Khomeini’s actions directly reflect the teachings of Islam, whether found in the Koran, in the acts and sayings of the Prophet, or the Islamic law based on them.”

Careful consideration of these easily discerned facts about Islam exposes not only our president, who continues to use the microphone to brainwash Americans that “Islam is a religion of peace,” but also the more conservative-leaning news outlets such as Fox News which insists on a difference between “Islam” and “Radical Fundamentalist Islam.” Such a distinction does not exist.

What are the teachings of Islam with which America must be concerned?

First, Islamic “sacred obligation” is to impose Islam upon the entire world. Islamic authority Brigitte Gabriel correctly points out that this is “not a distortion of Islam, nor is it the creation of a few extremists who have hijacked a peaceful and tolerant religion. It is mandated by the holy writings of Islam, as interpreted by a vast majority of the classical authorities.”

These authorities include the Koran itself; the Hadith (or “Traditions” – reports of what Muhammad did and said); the “Sharia,” or Islamic law; and the Biography of Muhammad, called the Sura. “Throughout the Koran and the Hadith, “war” and “killing, slaughter” are ordained by Allah as the “unavoidable and immutable punishment for refusing to convert to Islam.” This means aggressive warfare for the imposition of Islam. Islam is a foreign political power, cloaked in religious garb, bent on world domination. To allow it in our midst is identical to harboring and nourishing communist cell-groups which plan to overthrow our government.

Second, the “Great Commission” of Islam is to kill infidels. “Fight in the way of Allah … and slay them wherever you may find them … And fight with them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah” (2:190-193). The following verse intends Christians and Jews as “idolaters.” “When the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever you may find them … But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, the leave their way free” (9:5).

Islamic scholar Samuel Zwemer translates this passage: “slay the polytheists”—which, in Islamic terminology means Christians. Commenting, he continues, “Before he fell sick Muhammad had given orders for an expedition to the Syrian border … and no sooner was Abu Bakr proclaimed caliph than the faithful hastened to the command” (The Moslem World, 37).

Islam is a foreign terrorist political power fighting beneath a flag of “religion.” American had better awaken to this reality lest we lost our stars and stripes for a flag emblazoned with a crescent.

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