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Islam: a Plan for World Domination?

By Samir Khalid
Asia News

August 6, 07

Is there a Muslim plan to take over the world? There is talk about a paper (which I haven't seen) ostensibly published at a conference held in India in 1996 that purports to endorse a strategy for the conversion of Europe by 2050 and of the world by 2100 to Islam.

I think this is just a myth or some story blown totally out of proportion. I do think though that for the past 60 or so years the Muslim Brotherhood, increasingly backed by Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim countries like Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc., has tried to turn Muslim countries into Islamic states governed by Sharia law.

The second phase of this plan, carried out concurrently to the first, is to Islamise Christians living in Muslim countries. This is happening wherever there are radical Muslims, in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq . . . . We saw this happen in Iraq in the past year, where some neighbourhoods in Baghdad have become micro-caliphates in which Christians are told to convert to Islam or pay the Jizya (protection money), and accept second-class status.

Converting Europe

The third phase is the conversion of Europe (and for Muslims Europe symbolises Christianity). This is carried out first and foremost by working with young, European-born Muslims through imams teaching radical ideologies in mosques, prisons, bookstores. The next step is propaganda through Tabligh, a method that evolved in Pakistan and has spread to Europe. It is a mystical, Sufi-like missionary movement that has converted tens of thousands of Europeans. Another movement that aims at converting Europe is that of radical Islam, which is highly critical of European culture as a whole.

However, the most dangerous trend because it is subtler is that incarnated by Tariq Ramadan, a scholar who has become a leading figure in Europe and is consulted as an expert by Western governments.

Ramadan says that Muslims in Europe want to become European Muslims but for this to happen European society must recognise Muslims and give them the necessary space to express ourselves.

In practical terms this means converting Europe's social and legal systems in order to facilitate converting people. It means Islamising institutions on the premise that since Europe no longer has a soul but only technology, Islam is the only religion that can fill the void.

Throughout Islam's history conversions were the consequences of systems' changes. In Egypt for instance a Christian who wanted to play a role in politics sooner or later had to convert with his family automatically following. Today anyone who wants to be a government minister, a head physician or an army general needs the advantages that come with being Muslim. As a result of this over the centuries the best and brightest and their offspring could only leave.

The same happens in marriage. Non-Muslim women who marry Muslim men today end up becoming Muslim. And yet, the Qur'an says that a Jewish or a Christian woman need not change her religion to marry. Verse Five, Chapter Five (the last to be revealed by God) does indeed say:

"Today, all good food is made lawful for you. The food of the people of the scripture is lawful for you, [and your food is lawful for them]*. Also, you may marry the chaste women among the believers, as well as the chaste women among the followers of previous scripture, provided you pay them their due dowries. You shall maintain chastity, not committing adultery, nor taking secret lovers. Anyone who rejects faith, all his work will be in vain, and in the Hereafter he will be with the losers." (Translation by Rashad Khalifa)

In Italy and Europe it is becoming increasingly commonplace for European women to become Muslim in order to marry Tunisian, Libyan or Moroccan men even though the Sharia does not require it. Pushed by extremists Muslim men increasingly demand from their future wives that they convert, and the latter out of love and because of the lack of strong religious convictions often do without fully grasping its consequences.

Until the 1950s many Muslims intellectuals and political leaders boasted at having a Christian wife. This is no longer the case in Muslim but also in traditionally Christian countries. This is a victory for radicals in the Muslim world who, as they put, "can convert even in their Christian world."

Islamic veils and beards

Proselytising is also done by showing oneself, wearing the hijab, the chador, etc. Muslim symbols make Muslim crowds visible. Conversely, the process of de-Christianisation tends to eliminate Christian religious symbols.

Symbols that mark group boundaries are clearly political in nature as well as of religious import to believers. For this reason some Muslim and European countries have banned religious symbols that assert an Islamist identity in public offices. In Egypt this principle applies to certain kinds of beards as well. For radical Muslims all religious symbols are politically relevant.

Among Muslim scholars these issues are the subject of heated debates. Some argue that Europe must be converted and that the means are available. Since it has become pagan it must be fought and converted. In this context the de-Christianisation of the West is seen as the first step towards conversion to Islam.

Thanks to Saudi Arabia and its ideological and financial backing, the Wahhabi ideology and the Muslim Brotherhood are spreading everywhere, in newspapers, on TV, in the curriculum used in imam training schools; through funds to build mosques and Islamic centres.

In Italy this is trend is best represented by the Unione delle Comunità ed Organizzazioni Islamiche in Italia (Union of Islamic Communities and Organisations in Italy) or UCOII. In France the Union des Organisations Islamiques de France (Union of Islamic Organisations of France) or UOIF has taken the lead.

Sadly, pro-Saudi Islamic groups are accepted as reliable partners in the dialogue with Islam even though they do not speak for most Muslims. But out of ignorance, for practical reasons or an attitude of compromise, European governments include them in their consultative bodies.

Conclusion: together to humanise the world

The Muslim World is going through is greatest crisis. The confrontation with modernity, represented and promoted by the West, which has always been viewed as Christian, a competitor and very often an enemy, chips away at Islam's stable and uncontested order.

Centuries of intellectual stagnation have made this confrontation visible to all. After Islam's much vaunted greatness in the period running from the 9th to the 11th century, a feeling of decadence has set in!

Some have escaped into the past when Muslims threw themselves into conquering the world (7th century), giving rise to Islam's 'Golden Age.' Others have sought strength through violence and slid into terrorism in God's name, thinking that this way they would be defending both Islam and God. Others still have sought a way out of Islam, seen as dead weight, a stranglehold or a prison, opting instead for practical form of atheism and sometimes even Christianity.

In turn the Western World, which is rooted in Christianity no matter what negationists might say, is going through its own great crisis. With God treated as a human invention and religion as an addiction (as the opium of the masses), the West has fallen into an ideological and spiritual vacuum. Some who are idealist find refuge in believing in a brighter future, dreaming a better world; others pursue a form of rationalism devoid of an ethical values and spirituality. Then there are those who seek total freedom, even at the cost of self-destruction. Finally, many simply live by relying on a practical form of materialism.

A clash of civilisation is inevitable under the circumstances. Treating conversion (from Islam) as a betrayal worthy of killing someone is one sign of this. Dividing the world into two camps, separating Good from evil, has turned into an obsession. This is the analytical framework that Professor Ratzinger (who now happens to be Pope Benedict XVI) elaborated and presented in his lecture in Regensburg on September 12, 2006. In it he pointed out that in the West we have a form of rationality that lacks a spiritual content (reason without faith), whilst in Islam we find a type of rationality that has turned into violence (faith without reason). These temptations oppose one another but also run parallel to each other.

The solution lies in the hands of believers who are not fanatical--be they Muslim, Christian or from others traditions. Their openness to all that is human can be the basis on which to build, along with others who may or may not believe, a better world.

This is the test of the 21st century, one that involves accepting the challenge posed by freedom that cleanses without falling into a free-for-all; one that welcomes the challenge of modernity whilst neither reneging nor regretting the past; one that takes up the challenge of democracy without sliding into disorder and violence.










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Ealool = September

Islam: a Plan for World Domination? Sept. 06, 07

USCIRF to Rice: US Must Address Threats to Religious Minorities in Iraq Sept. 06, 07

US Must Take Action on Iraq's Threatened Minorities
Sept. 06, 07

Wedding celebration in Iraq has a lot in common with American event Sept. 06, 07

Local Iraqis mourn demise of Christian churches in Iraq
Sept. 06, 07

The Assyrian Democratic Organization Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in Sweden Sept. 05, 07

Festival Offers Taste of Assyrian Culture Sept. 05, 07

Bush Sees Hope for Iraq's Future Sept. 04, 07

Mr. Bush Has Forsaken Iraq's Minorities Sept. 03, 07

Assessing the Wounds of an Ancient Assyrian Ruler
Sept. 02, 07

North Iraq fears pullout Sept. 02, 07

Defend the Persecuted Christian Minority in Iraq Sept. 2, 07

Tabokh = August

Under Siege: Iraq's Christians August 31, 07

The Iraqi refugees in Beirut who don’t officially exist
August 31, 07

Swedish Uproar After Turkish Threats to silence dialogue about the Assyrian Genocide August 29, 07

Iraq's Minorities Lose Out in Classroom August 29, 07

Tensions on Iraq-Turkey border send residents packing
August 29, 07

Iraq's Endangered Minorities August 27, 07

Mosul Christians in dire danger August 27, 07

U.S. Troops Must Not Withdraw, Say Iraqis August 26, 07

Just the Facts, in Words and Pictures August 24, 07

Kurdistan's Twin Towers: The Massacre of the Yazidi August 24, 07

UAT Instructor Creates Cuneiform and Hieroglyphic Translator August 24, 07

The Tale of Gilgamesh at The Ashby Stage August 24, 07

Iran: It Can Be Tough to Say Goodbye August 23, 07

Threats to Iraq’s Communities of Antiquity August 22, 07

The Plight of the Cristians in the Middle East August 21, 07

Crushing Iraq's human mosaic August 21, 07

Iraq's minorities face a rising threat August 20, 07

The situation in my country is tragic,” the man continued.
August 18, 07

Kirkuk poll seen unlikely on time August 18, 07

Wanton killing in Nineveh plains August 18, 07

Iraqi boy brought here for lifesaving surgery August 17, 07

Turkey's Dam will destroy Hasankeyf's unique heritage
August 16, 07

Video of beheading used to threaten Christians August 16, 07

Four suicide bombings kill 175 in Iraq August 14, 07

Controversy over a Mardin Assyrian monastery August 11, 07

Kurds Arrest Iraqis for Raising Iraqi Flag August 11, 07

Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis betrays his Anti
Assyrian Bias
August 10, 07

Jordan to Let 50,000 Iraqi Children Into Its Schools August 10, 07

Iraqi Kurdistan Faces Trouble on Two Fronts August 10, 07

Prayers for the suffering Assyrians in Iraq August 10, 07

NEWS ALERT: Withdrawal US Troops Could Lead To
"Extermination Iraqi Christians", Group Warns
August 9, 07

Gunmen in total control of major Baghdad district August 9, 07

Mosul Christian Community Dwindles August 7, 07

IRAQ Mosul, "focal point" of Wahabi extremism in Iraq August 5, 07

Solidarity, Commitment by the Austrian Ruling Party for
Recognition of the Assyrian Genocide
August 5, 07

Helping Iraqi refugees should be part and parcel | of fighting
August 3, 07

A deadly day in Baghdad August 3, 07

EWTN - Special television program on Christian of Iraq
August 3, 07

Iraqi Christians flee ancient roots for uncertain future in Beirut suburbs August 2, 07

Report on the International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference August 2, 07

Assyrian wins Sweden journalist award two years in a row August 1, 07

An Eastern Christian in the Capital of the Islamic Revolution
August 1, 07

Tamuz = July

Iraq’s Christian Exodus July 30, 07

Iraq vs Bulgarian nurses, the international community’s double standards July 30, 07

U.S. commission hears testimony on Christians in Iraq July 30, 07

"Iraq's Christian community fights for survival" July 29, 07

Christian Persecution in Iraq Getting Worse July 28, 07

Sudden Withdrawal from Iraq will be Catastrophic for all Concerned July 28, 07

Ashur T.V. 3-hour program this Saturday, July 28, 2007 July 26, 07

Iraq Church Head: Christian Plight Worse Than Reported July 26, 07

New Schism within Christianity caused by the Vatican July 26, 07


Iraqi Christians living through brunt of war’s wrath July 23, 07

The Death of Iraq's Christians July 23, 07

Vilification of the Assyrians by the Naked Archeologist July 21, 07

Demonstrations in Los Angeles July 21, 07

In refuge in US, Iraq museum chief dreams of peace July 20, 07

Kurdish Soldiers Kill Assyrian Boy in Drive-by Shooting July 20, 07

Ashur T.V. Program July 21 July 20, 07

The Destruction of Iraq's Christians July 20, 07

Detroit's Mayor: No to Iraqi Refugees July 19, 07

US Commission Hearing on Threats to Iraq's Minorities July 19, 07

Swedish Report Reveals Kurdish Campaign Against Assyrian Women
July 18, 0

Kurdish Bribe as a Mean of Ethnic Cleansing July 18, 07

Christians Feeling Brunt Of Wrath in Iraq July 17, 07

Australian Contractors Killed As Assyrian Christians Face Daily Persecution in Iraq July 17, 07

Welcome to Mosul -- on Stockholm July 16, 07

Christian Assyrians head north to live uneasily among another minority. July 16, 07

Australian Conference Calls for Protection for Iraq's Assyrians
July 15, 07

Last Rites in the Holy Land? July 15, 07

Christians face uncertain future in anarchic Iraq July 11, 07

Rally to Save Mideast Christians Draws Support from Vatican, Holocaust Survivor, Politicians July 06, 07

Exodus of Christians Hits Another Baghdad District July 06, 07

Lettr to President Bush by 73 Members of Congress July 06, 07

Iraq's Christians Cry: "Please Don't Leave Us" July 06, 07

Four Christians abducted while fleeing Baghdad July 05, 07

Rights group: Kurds torture detainees July 05, 07

Islamic Group in Mosul Demands Christians to Leave the City
July 05, 07

Iraqis fleeing the violence, seeking safety beyond Iraq's borders
July 04, 07

Assyrians Thrown to the Lions July 02, 07

Video of ABC Report about Iraqi Assyrians
July 02, 07

Video of Chaldean Assyrian Rally in San Diego in behalf of Christians of Iraq July 01, 07

Khzeerun = June

Christians Assyrians head north to live uneasily among another minority. July 16, 07

Ashur T.V. Saturday June 30, 07 June 29, 07

Danish Scholar Needs Better Scholarship June 29, 07

Turkish shelling spreads fear in Assyrian border villages
June 29, 07

Stop the Genocide against Iraqi Christians June 28, 07

Two more Christians killed in an attack in Mosul June 28, 07

US House Approves $10M for the Nineveh Plains in Iraq
June 25, 07

Iraqi church leaders: Iraqi gov’t failing nation’s Christians
June 25, 07

Survival of the Assyrian community in Basra June 23, 07

Cardinal Kasper On the Church of the East June 23, 07

Young Christian driver abducted on the road to Mosul
June 23, 07

Rather survive in a ghetto than be slaughtered in the streets of Baghdad June 21, 07

Pope Tells Assyrian Patriarch Christians in Iraq Must Work Together June 21, 07

Catholic Relief Services Assists Iraqi Refugees In Syria, Lebanon
June 20, 07

8 Christian students and teachers are kidnapped in the Nineveh Plain June 20, 07

Iraqi refugees in Syria face poverty trap June 20, 07

The newest kurdish fibs,fairy tales and lies June 19, 07

Demonstration in Sweden in behalf Assyrians of Iraq June 18, 07

Chaldean Priest Abducted in Baghdad is Free and in Good Health
June 17, 07

AUA and AANF of Australia lobby in behalf of Iraq's Assyrians
June 17, 07

U.S.: 60 pct of Baghdad not controlled June 16, 07

Iraqi Christians’ most urgent needs according to a Chaldean priest June 16, 07

Welcome to New Assyria, Sweden June 16, 07

More than a thousand Christian families forced to flee home
June15, 07

Imploring the EU Parliament discuss the Ethnic Cleansing of the Assyrians in Iraq June15, 07

Who will protect us? June14, 07

US Congress Takes a Step to Help Iraq's Persecuted Religious Minorities June13, 07

Far From War, a Town With a Well-Used Welcome Mat June13, 07

Congresswoman Eshoo Urges Bush, Congressional Members to Protect Iraq's Christian Population June12, 07

U.S. House Subcommittee on State Approves $10 Million for Religious Minorities in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq June12, 07

Report Outlines Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against Iraq's Assyrians June12, 07

U.S. Worth an Arduous Journey for Iraqi Assyrian Family
June11, 07

Killers of Fr. Ragheed and the three deacons wanted their conversion to Islam June10, 07

They slaughter us because we are not muslims June10, 07

German Society for Threatened People Intensifies
Human Rights Campaign for ChaldoAssyrians
June 9, 07

Update of the Ashur TV program June 8, 07

Iraq War Hurting Local Assyrians June 8, 07

UN Refugee Agency Spotlights Plight of Iraqi Christian Couple
June 8, 07

A Safe Haven for Iraq's Christians Would Not Be an 'Assyrian Ghetto' June 7, 07

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Slain Assyrian Priest in North Iraq
June 4, 07

600 Assyrian families have fled their homes in Dora Iraq June 4, 07

The Chaldean Church mourns Fr. Ragheed Ganni and his martyrs
June 4, 07

Chaldean Priest and three Deacons Murdered in Mosul June 4, 07

Terrorists sack and occupy a Christian convent in Baghdad June 2, 07

Call the White House June 2, 07

A Message of Solidarity from Rosie Malek-Yonan June 2, 07

Christian Minorities in the Islamic Middle East: Rosie Malek-Yonan on the Assyrians June 1, 07

Plight of the Assyrians a UNA Report
June 1, 07


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