Islamic Invasion of the West
Whether it is by violent conquerors or waves of refugees, the Western cultures are under attack. The reason it is called an attack is because the intrusion of Islamic culture on Western culture seeks to supplant and replace Western culture. When Muslims move to a Western nation, they ultimately do not assimilate into that nation but instead work to undermine it. While we in 2015 think of the waves of supposed refugees coming from Syria and other Middle East countries, the first invasion of the West happened in 711AD when Muslims crossed from Northern Africa and conquered Spain. The Muslims renamed Spain to Al-Andalus and subjugated Spain's citizens.
INVASION OR EXPANSION
The idea that Christian Europeans launched a narrow-minded, bigoted attack on poor, defensive Muslims in the East is a revision of history. In fact, from the time Islam was founded in the 7th century, Muslims have attempted to make their neighbors "submit" to Islam, Allah and his prophet, Muhammad. People seem to forget that many of the current "Islamic" nations were once partly or completely Christian.
- Syria = (Byzantine Empire, Damascus)
- Egypt = (Alexandria, Heliopolis, Memphis)
- Libya = (Nubia, Tripoli)
- Iraq = (Al-Hirah/Kufa, Nineveh, Chaldea)
- Turkey = (Constantinople/Istanbul, Tarsus, Antioch/Antakya, Nicaea/Iznik)
AMERICA AND ISLAM
American president, Barack Obama has said "Islam has been woven" into the history of the United States and that "Islam has always been a part of America's story". But Obama portrays it as a noble story. The FACT is that Muslims attacked the USA in the early 1780s, at the time of our founding. The Muslims took our citizens hostage and demanded ransom. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin were appointed to negotiate with the "Barbary Pirates", made up of Algiers, Morocco, Libya and other Muslim countries along the Mediterranean Sea. Asked why the Muslims were attacking the USA, a new nation that had not done anything to incite this aggression, Libya's ambassador replied:
"It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy's ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once." --source
At first, America paid the ransom and negotiated with terrorists, but by the time Jefferson became president, the situation became so dire that eventually America had to go to war -- USA's first war as a new nation. The U.S. Navy and Marines were partly established as a direct result. The line "to the shores of Tripoli" found in the Marine Hymn is a direct reference to the war in which Tripoli Libya; the Battle of Derne, U.S. and mercenary forces prevailed. Even the precursor version of the Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key contained reference to the victory over the Muslims.
"And pale beamed the crescent, its splendor obscured By the light of the star-spangled flag of our nation. Where each radiant star gleamed a meteor of war, And the turbaned heads bowed to its terrible glare, Now mixed with the olive the laurel shall wave, And form a bright wreath for the brow of the brave." --source
The point is, Islam has been at war with the West and America specifically since Western civilizations would not submit to Islam's advance. When Islam invaded Spain in 711 and was finally expelled in 1492. When Islam blocked the trade routes to the East, thus causing the so-called "Dark Ages" of Europe -- remember, before that much of Europe was colonized by Rome and was just as "enlightened". It was the Muslims who destroyed or plundered the contents of many, many great libraries -- source. So, when people try to claim how "enlightened" and advanced Islam is, keep in mind they stole most of their advancements. When Islam, for hundreds of years forced European nations to pay ransom or tribute. When Islam tried to force the new nation of USA to also pay ransom, we fought back. We freed the Mediterranean of this tyranny.
Muslims don't hate us because of the Crusades (which were a response to the Muslim Crusades). Muslims don't attack us because we support Israel which didn't even exist from AD70-1948. Muslims don't attack us because the CIA is operating secret agendas in their region...if they even are. Muslims don't attack us because it is just a small percentage of "radical Islamists".
Muslims attack us because as the Libyan ambassador explained; it is their "duty to plunder and enslave".
Continuing to pretend that Islam is any different than a modern gang of thugs and cutthroats is dangerous. Are there some Muslims that do not practice Islam in this manner? Yes, but I argue these Muslims are NOT really practicing Islam according to the Qur'an which is clearly an instruction guide on how to plunder and enslave non-Muslims. This is also the reason some Muslims kill other Muslims because they also don't think they are true Muslims following the Qur'an. Just read some of the verses from the Koran/Qur'an:
Islam has historically been spread by the sword, that is by threat of violence. Unlike the Greek philosophers that would spend hours in discussion or Christians who preach, Islam which literally means "to submit" has been spread by force. To this day, in most Islamic countries, it is forbidden to convert from Islam to another or no religion. Islam is NOT a religion of peace but one of violence and threat. The Qur'an itself cannot be misinterpreted -- it clearly advocates violence.
- Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not. -- sura 2:216
- When the sacred months are passed, kill the kafirs wherever you find them. Take them as captives, besiege them, and lie in wait for them with every kind of ambush. If they submit to Islam, observe prayer, and pay the poor tax, then let them go their way. Allah is gracious and merciful. - sura 9:5
- The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement. - sura 5:33
- Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. - sura 9:29