Tony Blair: Full Of Hot Air
OIC’s Islamophobia Report for June ’13 includes, on page 15, an article
quoting Tony Blair. Lets pick it apart; I will highlight the worst
brain farts in the text and extract them for
PROVES ‘there is a problem
within Islam’ – Tony Blair on 1st of June
made his most powerful political intervention since leaving Downing
Street by launching an outspoken attack on ‘the problem within Islam’.
The former Prime Minister addressed the shocking killing of Drummer Lee
Rigby in Woolwich by going further than he – or any front-rank British
politician – had gone before over the issue of Muslim radicalism.
Writing in Mail on Sunday (1st June), he departed from the usual
argument of Islam as a peaceful religion that should not be tainted by
the actions of a few extremists.
Instead, Mr Blair urged governments to ‘be honest’ and admit that the
problem was more widespread. he wrote: “There is a problem within Islam
– from the adherents of an ideology
which is a strain within Islam…We
have to put it on the table and be honest about it. Of course there are
Christian extremists and Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu ones. But I
afraid this strain is not the province of a few extremists. It has at
its heart a view about
religion and about the interaction between
religion and politics that is not compatible with pluralistic, liberal,
open-minded societies…At the extreme end of the spectrum are
terrorists, but the world view
goes deeper and wider than it is
comfortable for us to admit. So by and large we don’t admit it.”
The former PM’s remarks came as David Cameron prepared to make a
Commons statement about the Woolwich murder on 2nd of June afternoon.
The statement would come just hours after the first meeting of the
Prime Minister’s Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Task Force
(TERFOR) – made up of senior Ministers, MI5, police and moderate
religious leaders. Whitehall sources said that it would be a
‘preliminary meeting’ to draw up the agenda for a full meeting within
days. The group, which the Muslim Foreign Office Minister Baroness
Warsi, would examine new powers to muzzle hate preachers.
In his article, Mr Blair, suggested that ‘the problem within Islam’
could start to be tackled by ‘educating
children about faith here and
abroad’. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a former Foreign Secretary and chairman
of the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee, said: “Much
of what Tony Blair says is sensible The Islamic terrorists who
kill people have the silent
support of many more in their community who
share their ideology, if not their methods. But even combined,
represent only a small minority of British Muslims, and we must never
forget that. However, he appears to be still trying to justify the Iraq
War rather than acknowledging that that war provided an unprecedented
opportunity for the Sunni and Shia extremists to slaughter so many of
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there is a problem within Islam
There is no malfunction, distortion, perversion or
error in interpretation. The problem is intrinsic Believing Muslims
threaten, attack, klill & maim kuffar because Allah commands them
to, promises to reward them for it and threatens to damn them if they
issue of Muslim radicalism
The issue is belief, not radicalism. Islam is
one damnable set of doctrines, not two. Neither moderate nor
radical Islam exists, there is only Islam.
ideology which is a strain within Islam
Islam is the ideology; the ideology is Islam.
Salafism & Wahhabism are not the problem; Salafism is builtr
in, intrinsic to Islam. Wahhabism is a call to renewed purity.
the world view goes deeper
The world view is Islam, which divides the world
into Dar-al Islam where Allah’s writ runs and Dar al-Harb, where it
does not and Islam wages war. .
In which New Testament Book, Chapter & verse did
Jesus Christ sanctify, command & exemplify terrorist, genocidal
conquest? Skip the Islamic tactic of passing off parables,
allegories and metaphors as imperatives! Show us the functional equivalents
of these gems of Islamic scripture & tradition:
Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 & 4.52.220.
Christians who shoot abortionists or bomb their
clinics act in contravention of Christ’s teaching & example.
Christ told his disciples to shake the dust from their shoes and depart
when rejected. Moe told his followers to wage war when rejected.
A few Morons can not discern the difference; most politicians conceal
it because they do not want to face demands for the extinction of
view about religion
Islam is a way of life, not a religion; it dictates
all facets of human life from conception to burial. The religious
component serves as a social control mechanism, troop motivator and
camouflage to prevent its victims from recognizing it as a
predator. Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 23, #3455 informs us that
Jihad is their “original
religion“, preferable to agriculture and commerce as a source of
income. Abandoning Jihad leaves Muslims in a state of disgrace
which Allah will not lift from them until they return to it.
view goes deeper and wider than it is
comfortable for us to admit
Politicians can not admit the fact that Islam is the
enemy, an implacable predator engaged in existential conflict which can
only be resolved by extinction. When warriors believe that their
eternal destiny is entirely dependent on their participation in
genocidal conquest, they are going to participate, because they want to
go to the celestial bordello, not to Hell.
Islamic law requires a minimum of one military
expedition against infidels in every year. If Jihad is possible but not
performed, all who know of the obligation are “in sin”. That obligation
is laid down in The Reliance of The Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9.1;
reasonable people will read it and curse Islam.
Islamic law defines Jihad as war against
non-Muslims in The Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9.0.
What politician will admit that, according to Islamic law, Jihad
is undertaken on Islamic initiative :”The caliph makes war on Jews, Christians and
Zoroastrians” without provocation?
educating children about faith
Those lying politicians need to be ‘educated’ with a
ball bat, bucket of tar and bag of feathers. When they say “educate”
they mean “indoctrinate”. There is a difference. Only a damned
fool thinks that, by filling the heads of children with malignant
malarkey, Islam will be redefined and reformed. Instead, they will
eventually be introduced to the authentic texts of Islam and become
informed and the politicians who filled their heads with lies will be
silent support of many more in their community who
share their ideology
The Qur’an defines believers as those who sold their
souls to and fight for Allah; those who fight in his cause. Islam
is not cafeteria Catholicism; it is an all or nothing package deal. I
disrespectfully direct the attention of doubters, dissenters &
deniers to 2:85
which tells Muslims that they will go to hell for rejecting parts of
the Qur’an they disagree with.
won’t identify the ideas in the enemy ideology. They
describe those ideas as dark, totalitarian and bankrupt, but they fail
to identify them. I am about to do something they won’t do:
identify the most significant ideas in the enemy ideology.
Allah has the right to be worshiped.
expression occurs frequently in the Hilali & Khan translation of
the Noble Qur’an. I found it in 35 of the 114 surahs. Here is one
And your Ilâh (God) is One Ilâh (God – Allâh), Lâ ilâha illa Huwa
(there is none who has the right to be worshipped but He), the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
only Allah has the right to be worshiped, then religions other than
Islam are prohibited.
Allah has the right to rule.
It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allâh and His Messenger
have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their
decision. And whoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger, he has indeed
strayed in a plain error.
not operating on the principle of Shari’ah must be overthrown and
replaced by Islamic regimes.
are obligated to enforce Allah’s rights.
is the relationship between Allah and the Muslims? It is a master:
slave relationship, one to many. Why does Allah need Muslims; what does
he want them for? To do his wet work. Surah At-Taubah 111 makes this
clear, read it and curse Islam. [Emphasis added for clarity.]
Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their
lives and their
properties; for the price that theirs shall be the
Paradise. They fight in Allâh’s Cause, so they kill
(others) and are killed.
It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah)
and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’ân. And who is truer to his
covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have
concluded. That is the supreme success .
is Allah’s cause? His cause is to make Islam dominate the world. How do
I know this? By Allah’s word and hadith.
It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the
religion of truth (Islâm), to make it
all religions even
though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in
the Oneness of Allâh) hate (it).
Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 65:
Narrated Abu Musa:
man came to the Prophet and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another
fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them
fights in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “He who fights that Allah’s Word (i.e. Islam) should be
superior, fights in Allah’s Cause.”
9:111, a bargain is mentioned, what is it? The bargain is the sale of
their souls to Allah. We learn more about it in Surah As-Saff. It is
the commerce which saves a Muslim from the fire and assures his
admission to the celestial
O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you
from a painful torment.
That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you
strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your
lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!
you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens
under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of ‘Adn
Eternity [‘Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.
And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, help
from Allâh (against your enemies) and a near victory. And give glad
tidings (O Muhammad ) to the believers.
O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked
to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to
the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the
Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as
compared with the Hereafter.
9:39. If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you
by another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to
do all things.
are contained in Surah Al-Anfal & Surah At-Taubah. They are fight
until loops, with neither geographic nor chronological limits.
And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism:
i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will
all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease
(worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer
of what they do.
Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last
Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His
Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e.
Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until
they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves
orders to fight are confirmed by Moe in this hadith.
Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah’s Apostle said, “I
have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the
right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our
prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood
and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them
except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.” Narrated
Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes
the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says,
‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during
the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is
a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims
this, we turn to Maududi’s Jihad
Open it to page 15.
merely a religious creed or a set of rituals but it is a comprehensive system
that tends to annihilate alltyrannical and evil systems in the world and to enforce its own
reformation programme which it deems best in the
interest of mankind.
one more page.
eliminate the hegemony of un-Islamic systems replacing them with a
balanced social and cultural order called the Word of Allah by the holy
will not be satisfied with reconquering Israel, Spain, Greece, etc.
Their objective is total global conquest.
religious obligation to participate in the annual
disbelievers is fard al-kifaya, binding on all eligible Muslim men
until a sufficient number have reported to the battlefront.
religious obligation to defend Dar al-Islam is fard ayn: binding on all
eligible male Muslims, plus slaves and adolescents. If the Muslims are
overrun, the fard extends to women, children, sheikhs and slaves.
The Innocence of Islamic Jihad: True or false?
The video was uploaded at midnight July 4. As of 12:16 it had 24
While the greater part of the video is true and
easily verifiable, it ends with two egregious errors. Imran
Firasat allowed his optimism to overcome rational thought.
Jihad can not be removed from the Islamic doctrine
set. While Muslims are Muslims, we can not live in peace with
them. We can live in peace with apostates or dead Muslims, but
not with living Muslims who believe in and attempt to implement Allah’s
imperatives, threat & promise.
Pakistan’s Brig. S.K. Malik gave us the key to
victory in page 60 of The
Quranic Concept of War: we must destroy their faith; cause
them to abandon belief in Allah, his imperative, threat &
The Qur’an citations in the video are listed below, each linked to a
table of parallel translations.
The most authentic traditions concerning Jihad are
found in Sahih Bukhari’s Books of Jihad, Khumus & Expedition. The placards boasting of world
domination have their origin in three of Ibn Kathir’s Tafsirs:
- http://www.islam-universe.com/tafsir//3.9075.html .
For more detail about Jihad, see:
- Hasan Al-Banna: Jihad
- Jihad: The Forgotten Obligation
- Maududi: Jihad In Islam
- Ibn Taymiyyah The Religious and Mora Doctrine of Jihad
- Suhas Majumdar Jihad:
The Islamic Doctrine of Permanent War
While I was writing this review, the number of
viewings grew to 274, a good start considering the date and time of
release. This video lives up to its trailer, I am satisfied with
the production quality and factual content. I understand that
Muslims will not agree with my verdict. I have given you the
resources you need to verify the facts and explore the context of the