ISLAMISTS THREATS IN THE U.S.
by Amil Imani
Throwing acid in the face of women who fail to don the hijab,
flogging people for sporting non-Islamic haircuts, and stoning to
death violators of sexual norms are only a few examples of a raft of
daily barbaric acts of Islamists in places like Iraq, Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Iran, and many Islamic lands. Other forms of Islamic
brutalities such as Honor Killing have already found their way to
Germany and other European countries with the ever-burgeoning Muslim
Wherever Islam goes, so goes its ethos.
Reading about these religiously-mandated horrific acts and even
seeing them on television or the Internet may momentarily repulse, but
does not terribly concern many Americans. After all, those things are
happening on the other side of the world, and those people deserve
each other; we are safe in fortress America, so goes the thinking.
But "fortress America" is a delusion that even the events of 9/11
seem to have failed to dispel. Many prefer to believe that the assault
of 9/11 was an aberration, since nothing like it has happened again,
and it is unlikely that anything of the sort will ever happen again,
so goes the wishful thinking.
The reality portrays a vastly different picture. America is far
from a fortress given its vast wide-open borders. It is a nation of
laws where all forms of freedom are enshrined in its constitution; is
where Americans live by humane ethos diametrically different from
those of Islamist savagery. Sadly, these differences confer great
advantage to the Islamists and place America in imminent danger.
The breach of "Fortress America" from the air on 9/11 is only the first installment of much more forthcoming heinous assaults, unless we abandon our complacency; stop relying on the invincibility of the law-enforcement people; and willingly make the sacrifices that would protect our way of life.
Knowing Islam intimately and having experienced its systemic
savagery has compelled me to warn repeatedly of the deadly imminent
threat it poses to all non-Muslims attempting
to present a comprehensive treatment of the evil precepts and
practices of Islamism, I am listing a few facts that should be enough
to alarm anyone who cherishes liberty and freedom; awaken anyone who
is comforted by the belief that all the Islamic mayhem is limited to
an illiterate gang of primitive Middle Easterners and has no
implications for America. Sorry, bad news is here already.
- Some 26 percent of American Muslims, ages18-29, support
suicide bombings "in defense of Islam," according to findings of a
recent Pew poll
- According to Pew, there are 2.35 million Muslims in America, 30 percent of whom are in the 18-29 age range. Some claim that the number of Muslims is in fact much larger. Even using the conservative Pew numbers, over 180,000 Muslims in America is bomb-approving. This is an alarmingly large number, given that Muslims, as an article of faith, practice dissimulation in dealing with infidels and under-report their true intentions. How many human bombs and bomb-approving people does it take to wreak havoc on our country?
- The 180,000 Muslims living among us don't define what
"defense of Islam" is. It could be anything that they feel constitute
an attack on Islam and Islamic values, such as the reported flushing
of the Quran down the toilet, the Danish Cartoon, Rushdie's book, a
newspaper article, an Internet posting, or even women not donning the
- When religious fanatics unreservedly advocate wanton acts
of mass murder, they are not likely to shy from coercion and
intimidation measures to impose their will on the larger society. In
tandem with the cold murder of Van Gough in Holland, for instance,
Islamists had been striving to supplant civil laws with the Islamic
Sharia in the country. In other lands such as France, England and
Canada, Muslims have also been waging serious campaigns for adoption
of the Sharia or some of its provisions, just for starters.
- Ever since 9/11, and possibly before, America has been
concerned about terrorists coming from Islamic lands. For this reason,
some people advocated profiling as a safeguard against the 9/11 type
mass murderers. But how do you profile hundreds of thousands of Muslim
Americans who are already here and look and act like other Americans?
How can an open free society such as ours safeguard the individual
freedom we so greatly value and protect the safety of its citizens?
- The immensely difficult task of safeguarding our freedom while
ensuring our safety is seriously and repeatedly undermined by Islamist
apologists, pontificating academes, vote-hungry politicians, and the
mainstream media, each for their own reasons. Here are some of the
comfort pills dispensed by the mainstream media's polls: "Most Muslims
seek to adopt American lifestyle" (USA Today); "Muslims assimilate
better in U.S. than Europe, poll finds" (New York Times); "Poll: US
Muslims Feel Post-9/11 Backlash Despite Moderate Outlook" (Voice of
- It is said that there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. The mainstream media's manipulation of statistics goes beyond selective reporting and qualifies as outright disinformation. Is the U.S. Muslims' outlook moderate? All U. S. Muslims? What about the self-reported outlook of hundreds of thousands who support mass murder in the "defense of Islam?"
- Even if most Muslims seek to adopt an American lifestyle, a
great many Muslims are dead set on using violence to make America
conform to their barbaric way of life. Islamism is cancer. Cancer
cells are always few at the beginning. Left unchecked, they keep on
expanding and eventually devour the non-cancerous.
- There is an important lesson to be learned from the drama
presently unfolding in Turkey. Modern Turkey, the only democracy in
the Islamic Middle East, was established by Mustafsa Kemal Ataturk.
He abolished the caliphate in 1924, replaced Islamic rules with modern
secular laws and barred the mosques from politics. Ever since, the
mosque has been fighting and gradually succeeding in dragging Turkey
back under its rule. Presently, what the Western Mainstream media
calls a "mildly Islamist" party rules Turkey under the rightfully
suspicious eyes of the staunchly secularist heirs of Ataturk, the
Turkish military. All kinds of Western leftists loudly proclaim that
there is nothing to worry about, that the forthcoming Turkey election
that is going to install mildly Islamists as president as well as the
Prime Minister is no cause for the millions of Turkey secularists to
pour into the streets against such an outcome millions of Turkey
secularists pour into the streets. Why all the fuss, by the military
and the millions of Turks? After all, the mildly Islamists are not all
that bad and they are coming to power through free elections, the
leftists keep preaching. In reality, even coining the term, "mildly
Islamist" is a clear instance of the leftists' treachery. Being mildly
Islamist is as plausible as being mildly pregnant. There is no such a
thing as mild Islam. It only starts mildly, just the way Muhammad
himself started it in Mecca. Then, it builds momentum and settles for
nothing less than the total imposition of its dogma and will. Being
mildly Islamist is only the head of the camel poking into the room.
Wherever the head of the animal goes, if it is not chopped off the
body eventually follows. And the body of Islam is a disease-bearing
body that will infect the healthy secular societies.
- Escalation of demands, intolerance of differences, and
contempt for the non-Muslims are hallmarks of Islam. The deluded
leftists as well as the publishers of the left are destined to be
among the very first victims of the mild Islamism as it gathers power.
- The Turkish people demonstrating against creeping Islamism in
their government are still a minority. A minority that has first-hand
experience with both secularism and Islamism. They also see the
horrors of Islamism next door in Iran and are rightfully alarmed by
the ever-encroaching Islamism in their government. They know full well
that they must resist the backward march of their country and must do
all they can to protect their precious freedom. Do we, in America and
the West, have the same sense and the will to forestall mild Islamism
from evolving into a real Islamism?
Just a sobering note: Mild Islamism is already here in our country.
The Muslim cab driver of the Minneapolis Airport refusal to ferry
passengers with alcohol or even those with seeing-eye-dogs; Muslim
inmates demand to be served only hala Food; Muslim students
badger universities for special facilities for their meetings; and,
the first ever Muslim Congressman assumption of office by swearing on
the Quran and not the Bible.
Mild Islam is not all that obtrusive, since it is similar to the
early stages of pregnancy. Yet, pregnancy it is. And before long the
full-term beast will make its appearance. If we don't want to deal
with the beast, we need to prevent the pregnancy in the first place.
Amil Imani is an Iranian-born American citizen and pro-democracy
activist residing in the United States of America. Imani is a
columnist, literary translator, novelist and an essayist, who has been
writing and speaking out about the urgency of confronting the
jihadists and Islamists. He maintains a website at