Understanding Islam—Why Australian Values and Islam don’t Mix
Introduction: The following is written in the public interest by concerned citizens who uphold traditional Western values. We are not members of any political party, nor are we promoting any particular political party. Neither are we racists or bigots. We are just citizens concerned that Islam holds values that are contrary to the Australian way of life. As the cultural centre for Islam—a mosque, is about to be introduced to this community we trust the following information we provide will be both helpful and enlightening in understanding the issues that Islam will bring to the community.
Islam: is both a religion and a system of Government. Muhammad is the prophet of Islam who through supernatural encounters with an angel called Gabriel at the age of 40, began writing the Koran with the words of Allah, the God of Arabia. Although at first persecuted for his beliefs, he later turned conqueror and brought all of Arabia under Islam. Muhammad as a result is looked upon as “the perfect man”. His ways, words and stories have been collected into another set of books called Hadiths and carry as much weight as the Koran for Muslims. Together the “dos” and “don’ts” of both the Hadiths and the Koran have generated a “way”of law and life, called “Shariah”. The Shariah Law manual governs the life and culture of Muslims across the world, on an individual level and at a state level. It is a totalitarian system of law and living that Muslims choose to follow where ever they settle.
Islam means a ‘submission’ or ‘surrender’. The promise of peace to believers and the world-at-large comes when all peoples finally submit to Islam and Shariah Law.
Believers and non-Believers: Islam’s world-view divides people up into believers and non-believers. Each Muslim belongs to the nation of Islam called the “Ummah” and is called personally by the Koran to protect it. The penalty in Shariah Law for defecting from this community (apostasy), calls for the person’s death and the dispersion of assets.
258 verses in the Koran are against unbelievers. Believers may never hold a “non-believer” equal to a believer and while the Koran may encourage friendliness it makes it clear that there must never be any true closeness of the heart. The same moral flexibility applies to words. Lying to non believers is justifiable if the greater cause of Islam is furthered. The value of a non-believer’s life is worth half that of a believer and a non believing woman half that again.
Criticising Islam or Muhammad is called blasphemy and as Salmon Rushdie discovered, also holds a death penalty.
Muhammad: is considered the perfect man, and his ways are followed by the men of Islam. This should be of particular concern to the West around marriage. His wife Aisha was six when he married her. He was 54. He consummated the marriage when she was nine. Consequently Islam sanctions prepubescent marriages although socially it is accepted that a husband should wait until the child has reached puberty. The underage marriages we now see reported in Australian newspapers are in full accord with the Islamic way of life and Shariah Law. This sacred law allows men to marry up to four wives of any age.
Women in Islam: The Koran says that the male is superior and he is worth two women, therefore she will receive only half the inheritance of any male. Women are regarded as intellectually inferior to men, so the value of females testimony is also devalued against men. A wife must meet her husband’s sexual desires else Shariah Law allows her to be beaten for being “rebellious”. Females may not leave the house, sit in mixed company, have certain types of surgery, open bank accounts, or travel without the permission of the husband, son or family male member.
Among strangers, females above 11 years old must be covered by the Hijab to protect “the chastity of men who might see her”. Rape is a regarded as a female’s fault unless she can provide four male witnesses to prove she was indeed “raped”. Otherwise she is lashed or stoned for adulatory according to Shariah Law.
Honour killings still result from the dishonour that a rape brings to a family. There is no law against parents killing their children. A man’s privileges are foremost in the custody of children. Fathers can sell their children and Shariah law covers that too.
Female “circumcision” is still prevalent and husbands will pay a higher bride price for these girls. Circumcision is mandatory for both sexes under Shariah Law.
The prescribed inequality of women in Islam has become such a sticking point that rather than continue with the UN Charter of Human Rights, 45 Islamic countries became signatories to the Cairo Islamic Charter of Human Rights which adheres to the sexual inequality principles of Sharia Law amongst other laws.
Halal and Haram: ‘Halal’ is defined as permissible in Shariah Law and ‘Haram’ as those things that are prohibited. It relates to food, occupations and environment. What is Haram (prohibited) in Islam are such things as alcohol, gambling, smoking, drinking, pork, taking photos of people, cartoon renderings of Muhammad, listening to music, being in mixed company except with family, magic, men wearing silk, tattoos, any form of art, playing games like chess, movies unless they further Islam or education. This list is by no way complete. The issue in the west concerns employment. A Muslim may not be involved in any activity that supports or involves anything that is regarded as Haram. For example a delivery driver may not deliver a pizza with pork on it or a container of Haram food, or be involved in media that show photos of people, or do IT support for a company involved in gambling. This leaves limited scope for employment and increased reliance on community support.
Jihad is the struggle a Muslim must make in order to further the “cause of Islam” which is the elimination of Unbelief in the world. “True believers” leave home and give up their life and possession for this cause. The enemies of Islam are “infidels” that refuse to convert to Islam, including apostates, atheists, Christians and Jews. In Muslim controlled environments all infidels must either pay a high Jizya tax to live, convert or be killed. When all the infidels are subdued and the Jews are destroyed then Jesus (“a lesser prophet”) will return and the peace of Islam will reign.
Zakat: Everyone pays a 2.5% “Zakat” on all earnings to further the cause of Islam. That can be anything from establishing mosques to supporting jihadists. Much of the money funding Pro-Islam university courses, Islamic “cultural” centres and mosques comes from the Zakat payments of wealthy Saudi Nations. Saudis also subscribe to a fundamental Wahhabism form of Islam and Shariah, and export this with their money.
The ultimate aim of Islam: is for the entire world to be submitted to Islam. In Islamic thought the world is divided into two parts, which are Dar-al-Harb (the house of War) and Dar-al-Islam (the abode of Islam). The west sits in the House of War.
Believers in the West have a problem, for they cannot separate religion and politics–they are one. Accepting the laws of any non-Muslim land where they might conflict with Shariah Law and the rulings delivered by Allah is impossible for Muslims. Allah’s law sits above any man-made laws. Muslims regard democracy as a man-made system of government “by the people for the people”. As Allah sits above all peoples, Muslims literally cannot recognise this man made system of government nor submit to it and remain Muslim. Therefore integration into any non-Islamic nation under a democratic system of government is not possible and so pluralism develops.
What we continue to witness in the west as a result of multiculturalism is two systems of government (Shariah and Democracy) in the same land. Muslims congregate in an area or town and this pluralism continues until the Muslim enclaves grow to such a majority that they form their own councils, state and eventually become a separate country with a complete system of government under Shariah Law. Meanwhile the host country that invited them in, has lost territory.
Taking Territory: The mosque is the cultural heartbeat of the community. It educates and regulates Muslim life and disperses Zakats. Presence of a mosque in a country or town signals an Islamic influence over that area. Mosques also belong permanently to the community of Islam the “Ummah”.
We see churches in a completely different light. Churches are places of worship and congregation and can be sold. Not so for Islam. Mosques take territory. This is a hard concept for the west to understand. For this reason mosques choose to have height or space advantage. Mosques intentionally build next to churches or take over existing churches as a symbol of conquest. Often they are strategically named like the Cordoba Mosque at Ground Zero—after the greatest Muslim conquest of a highly civilised society. (Spain). Understanding this concept of territory and conquest is very important in understanding the Muslim mindset. Muhammad was also a warlord and spent the latter part of his life in conquest of lands and conquered Arabia.
Mosques teach Shariah Law and stake a claim in their suburb and town for Islam. That is why an enclave follows its introduction. In the UK now 86 councils are under Shariah Law. Hundreds of Islamic suburbs in Germany, many in France and UK are “no-go” zones for both the non-Muslim public and the police. As a result of these enclaves Prime Minsters of UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands have officially declared that Multiculturalism has “failed” due to Islam’s refusal to integrate.
Opposing the Mosque: The values of Islam encourage intolerance, inequality and a belief in a master race and master religion. The values we have outlined on Islam are not Australian values—yet these are the values espoused from all mosques, as these are the global values of Islam. While there maybe secular Muslims who are good members of the community, others who are driven by the ideology of Islam will be opposed to democracy and our Australian way of life. By allowing a mosque to be built in our city we would be inviting culturally competing values and a spirit of non integration. This will over time undo the social cohesion of our community—just as it has in every western country that has opened its doors to Islam through multiculturalism. Islam is just not complimentary to our Western our way of life and we need your voice to bring about a change to its advance into Australia.
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