Jihad = Mein Kampf
The personal struggle of Adolf Hitler was detailed in his famous book “Mein Kampf”, which means “My Struggle”. Mein Kampf reveals the psycho-epistemology of German Nazism, an evil political ideology founded on racism and totalitarianism, hate for the Jewry and other inferior races, and the determination to conquer the world through military armed conflict in order to impose a Swastika world order. On the other hand, the personal struggle of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, can be found in the Qur’an, the holy scripture of Muslims. This religious type of struggle is called Jihad. This Arabic word can be variously translated as “struggle,” “to fight,” “to strive,” “to exert” or “effort,” depending on the context. In the West, the word is generally understood to mean “holy war,” and the terms are given, inaccurately, exclusively military connotations.
In his Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote the following: “I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” Hitler believed that his Aryan race had the birth right to rule the world and that it was their mission to exterminate the Jews and other inferior races. Global dominance through the propaganda of “hate” was the ultimate goal of the Nazis. They pointed to the Jews as the enemies of the Aryan race.
In the Qur’an, prophet Muhammad preaches submission. In Qur’an 9:88, it is stated: “The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives in Allah’s Cause.” This verse simply preaches the virtue of unconditional submission- that every believer must live and sacrifice his/her life for the sake of Allah. That it is a believer’s duty to fulfill and obey all the commandments of Allah and his messenger.
One of the strictest commandments of Muhammad can be found in Qur’an 9:5: “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.” In Qur’an 9:112 the prophet preaches, “The Believers fight in Allah’s Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.”
Another powerful commandment is the following, Qur’an:47:4: “When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.”
For those who think or firmly believe that appeasing Islam is the way to achieve a peaceful cultural integration, think again. The ruling elite and intellectuals who miserably practice and promote political correctness in Europe have been appeasing Islam for decades, but look at the result of their political stupidity and intellectual cowardice. They have sacrificed the freedom, the lives, and the future of their own people to a small group of religious immigrants who brought nothing but culture of hate and religious bigotry. The results were the London bombing, the killings of outspoken critics like film-maker Theo van Gogh, the terror attack in Spain that killed hundreds of innocent victims, the hostage-taking at Beslan in Russia that took the lives of school children, among many others. And yet these murderous, unscrupulous Jihadists are trying to put the blame on us and make us guilty for our superior freedom-loving culture and virtues.
These manipulative followers of an evil ideology who are determined to conquer the world for the sake of their totalitarian deity, want to make the Western world guilty for its success and values. And they have been doing this by attributing all the problems they suffer in the Middle East and almost all of the problems in the world to the United States and the Western culture. They call America the Great Satan that must be destroyed, a very dishonest propaganda intended to destroy the Western way of life. In the eyes of the Muslim believers they did nothing wrong- that they are the beacon of freedom and everything that is good to man on earth.
For the people who think we have to continue appeasing Islam, they have to study history. The crimes and terror activities of these misguided mystics date back up to the early years of the United States of America. In 1786, the new nation of the United States discovered that it was having to deal very directly with the principles of Islam. The Barbary states of North Africa were using the ports of today’s Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia to wage a war of piracy and enslavement against all shipping that passed through the Strait of Gibraltar. The pirates took thousands of vessels, and more than a million Europeans and Americans sold into slavery. The fledgling USA was in a difficult position, having forfeited the protection of the British Royal Navy. Because of this the US Congress gave assent to the Treaty of Tripoli, negotiated by Jefferson’s friend Joel Barlow, which stated roundly that “the government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion, as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen.” During the Tripoli’s envoy in London, Jefferson and John Adams met Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman. They asked him by what right he extorted money and took slaves in this way. As Jefferson later reported to Secretary of State John Jay, and to the Congress:
The ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.
It is clear that even during the time of Jefferson, the Muslims believed that it was “their right and duty to make war upon” nonbelievers wherever they could be found. The appeasers and apologists of Islam have been acting and thinking on the premise that someday Islam would come to its senses. They believed that they could please a totalitarian ideology whose religious mandate is to conquer and rule the world for the sake of a totalitarian deity. The appeasement and apologetics of the politically correct and multicultural intellectuals and politicians have been sacrificing the freedom of civilized and freedom-loving people and the lives of innocent victims. Several politically correct countries like the Netherlands and Great Britain have been trying to prosecute the honest critics of Islam, perhaps to show how cultural and religious sensitive they are. The authorities simply ignore the radical Muslims who publicly incite outrage for fear of being called “intolerant,” “racist,” “islamophobe,” etc.
No, the Western culture is more superior than this 7th century A.D. nomadic religion. People should understand that not all cultures are equal. In a compromise on moral ideals, only evil can win.