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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Civilization and Islam — Venn diagram

Everyone, without exception, lives in a bubble, an area of individual consciousness made up of education, experience, and worldview. These bubbles naturally differ due to intelligence, lifestyle, and endless other factors. An Einstein’s bubble may be nearly coterminous with the walls of the universe itself; an imbecile’s may consist of little more than regular meals, a warm place to sit, and the occasional kind word.

In the modern era it has become fashionable to create and fully upholster one’s own bubble out of the rag ends of various ideologies, fads, and daydreams. To in effect attempt to establish an individual reality, more often than not at odds with the world as it actually exists. Such efforts quickly come up against individual limitations, both intellectual and emotional, but that doesn’t seem to discourage people.
The ubiquitous evasion which abjectly fails to absolve Islam of its mountain of guilt—for rape and murder most heinous and frequent—is that most Muslims are law-abiding and peaceful. The Venn diagram above is my attempt to display this Taqiyya-driven justification in a logical and symbolic manner.

We know there exists a world civilization. You might call this a "first world" civilization. Hospitals, schools, stores, and capitalism exist here, and life is full, plentiful—and usually long-lasting—for the vast majority of its inhabitants. In this civilization, murder, rape, theft, assault, and con-artistry—to name the most obvious—are not permitted. Performance of these "crimes" will immediately bring police and a justice system of one kind or another into play. Civilization cannot exist when these crimes against person and property are permitted, and therefore, committing them in civilized society risks universally dire consequences for the perpetrators. As westerners, we are indoctrinated from infanthood about these crimes and their consequences. Television, books, magazines, movies, music, as well as conversations and lectures from parents, teachers, religious leaders, and peers ensure that almost every civilized human being is assimilated into our mostly violence free western culture.

You'll notice in the diagram, that civilization and Islam are separate. The religion of Islam was created by a blood-thirsty warlord terrorizing an already barbaric world of constant violence, a world where the conquerors took what they desired and slaughtered all the strenuous objectors. Islam's rules and ceremonies are conducted seemingly in complete ignorance—or perhaps defiance?—of modern day advances in science and technology. For instance, fourteen-hundred years ago, there wasn't anything in the middle-eastern world like toilet paper, and so, after defecation, the followers of Islam were taught to wipe their soiled buttocks with their left hand. I suppose that when they could, they would then clean the soiled hand with water, but lacking water they were permitted to use dirt or sand.
O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; Rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity, bathe your whole body. But if ye are ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have been in contact with women, and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands, Allah doth not wish to place you in a difficulty, but to make you clean, and to complete his favour to you, that ye may be grateful.

—Al-Ma'ida, Sura 5, Ayah 6[4]
To this day Muslims don't do anything with the left hand, but wipe. They don't shake hands with the left, they don't write with the left hand, eat with the left hand, handle documents, books, or anything of value with the left hand. This custom is designed to ensure that traces of feces do not contaminate those things which Muslims must handle.

I mention all these things about Islam not to poke fun at its quaint medieval customs, but to illustrate a vital point that makes Muslim indoctrination into civilization difficult if not impossible. It's simply this: our daily behavior offends them on nearly every level. To a Muslim, we westerners are devourers of things grotesque, obscene, and filthy. When we gorge on swine, when we befoul our food with our own excrement by touching it with our left hand ... then we prove how sub-human and bestial we are—from their unique perspective.

Worse perhaps in their eyes is the way our western women parade around obscenely displaying their woman parts with a complete lack of modesty and decorum. Sluts and whores displaying their wares is all they are in the eyes of Islam.

The cognitive-dissonance created by western control and understanding of science and technology, combined with our complete ignorance of hygiene, proper behavior, and chastity must make Muslims feel like they'd just landed on Planet of the Apes. How can this be? they must wonder.

Even amongst themselves it's a constant battle to force their own brand of Islam onto all the other heretics who've got everything wrong. No, Ahmad! You're doing it all wrong! You have to wash the elbows and then the knees! Everything they do is influenced by their religion. They spend hours every day washing and praying. They take a month off every year for Ramadan. How can such as these ever become civilized? When fanatics lose their grip on reality and strap on an IED there's not a single Muslim on Earth who's surprised. The fact that some of them die of old age without blowing themselves to Jannah is the oddity.

What I'm doing here, is trying to explain why there can be no peace between us. When we send our architects and technicians to rebuild their factories and hospitals, when we send our doctors, our nurses to care for them, when we send our young men and women in uniform to attempt to maintain law and order, i.e. civilization, they kill them. They rape them. They blow them up and cut off their heads while chanting: "Allahu Akbar." To us in the west this seems stupid. It seems illogical. Why are they constantly biting the hand that feeds them? We don't understand because our venn diagram bubbles of experience and reality intersect in only the most tangential way.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Three Americans, including at least one doctor, were killed Thursday morning when an Afghan police officer turned his gun on them at a private hospital in Kabul, officials said, an attack that underscored the growing frustration with the Western presence here a decade after the war began. KABUL, Afghanistan — Three Americans, including at least one doctor, were killed Thursday morning when an Afghan police officer turned his gun on them at a private hospital in Kabul, officials said, an attack that underscored the growing frustration with the Western presence here a decade after the war began.

The shooting took place at Cure International Hospital, a 100-bed facility that specializes in the treatment of disabled children and women’s health issues, including fistula and premature birth. One of the physicians who worked at the facility was hosting three visitors from the United States, said Gen. Mohammad Zahir, the Kabul police chief. The three had taken a picture in front of the hospital’s entrance sign before going in, witnesses said.

A government official said the police officer, Ainuddin, a two-year veteran of the department, had only recently been assigned to the unit guarding the hospital. Witnesses and officials said he had fired on the Americans when they entered a security vestibule at the entrance to the building, killing them and wounding a female doctor. Ainuddin, who like many Afghans goes by one name, then entered the interior courtyard, where he continued to fire at foreigners, officials said.

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