As noted in a previous article, there are two forms of 'truth' in existence. There is real, fact based truth, the type that a scientist would discover after careful investigation of all the facts in an experiment. Or...the kind of conclusion reached by sharp legal minds when all the pertinent facts of a case are scrutinized and weighed up on the balance of propbability and with corroboration.
Then....sadly, there is the absurd 'political' truth that the establishment and some of it's would be replacements want you and I to believe. Of course this kind of truth has absolutely nothing to do with reality or true truth, it's just a convenient idea that suits the purposes and ambitions of those who hold power.
This is the current 'political' truth that is virulent in the docile West today:
1) "The actions of the Paris 'terrorists' are not from or about Islam"
another version is:
2) "We cannot judge a whole religion (Islam) by the actions of a few nut cases"
Another 'political' truth is...
3) "MultiCulturalism and diversity are wonderful".
Each one of these are in serious error for different reasons.
Let's begin with 1) The criteria by which a religion must be judged, and also the conduct and behavior of it's followers is by the dogma's and beliefs and doctrines of that religion. So, if it so happens that the conduct of some so called radical individuals is in harmony with the doctrines and foundational beliefs, then it is entirely true to say that "That"...is true Islam. It raises also the question about whether such people as the Paris murderers are 'nut cases' or perfectly sane? Western social progressives tend to regard anyone who disagrees with their 'transference/proejction ' based understanding of religions as having mental issues.
The Progressive/Socialist/Marxist/Anarchist Left establishes their own doctrine of what Islam is, then they attack anyone who deviates from their established dogma as "racist". This approach misses the point completely. A closed minds is like a closed book, it's just a chunk of wood. If this useless and flawed mental outlook was applied to National Socialism, they would have us believe that the nice man wearing swastika's and jackboots serving at the local soup kitchen for the poor is an example of true National Socialism.
But because these social ferals happen to hate National Socialism because it's too dangerous for their "Internationalist" ideals, (it focuses on the Nation rather than the world, but it's still socialism). So these leftards are very selective in how they apply their system. They have a political need for Muslims, who they identify as useful in storming the conservative political trenches, so irrespective of how much harm and killing Islamists do to socialists, such as in the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, (around 10,000 communists, socialists and progressives murdered by the Revolutionary guards after helping them take power) they will still consider them 'allies' but they just hope that 'this time' their own group will end up as top dog on the political totem pole.
ISLAM. Here is the psycho-pathology of the Islamist mindset. Basically, the minds of those 'terrorists' is in complete harmony with the conduct and mind of Islam's prophet Mohammad. How can we know this? It's not that hard.. all we need do is track down those elements of his life, events, and teaching which are most likely to produce the horror witnessed by the world by these Muslims.
The Quran clearly teaches that the Islamic "Ummah" (global community) has an obligation for war and 'jihad' and that this jihad is aimed at removing non Muslim leaders from their nations, and establishing Islamic rule by Sharia law. You will find this most starkly expressed in the 9th chapter of the Quran as follows:
Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled. (Quran 9:29)
The leftist lunatic critic will charge that to select such verses is just cherry picking for preferred polemical convenience. But that's like saying that to use Section 116 of the Australian constitution to denounce religious tests for public office is 'just cherry picking'. In other words, such charges are absurd.
This Quranic foundation provides the framework for the Muslim Jihadist, now we need to look at the specific events on which he might base his motivation. The best example is found in something called a 'Hadith' which is a collection of recognized authoritative sayings of or about Muhammad and his 'rightly guided companions' (the first 4 caliphs) on which Sharia law and personal conduct are based.
Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 386:
Narrated Jubair bin Haiya:
'Umar sent the Muslims to the great countries to fight the pagans. When Al-Hurmuzan embraced Islam, 'Umar said to him. "I would like to consult you regarding these countries which I intend to invade." Al-Hurmuzan said, "Yes, the example of these countries and their inhabitants who are the enemies. of the Muslims, is like a bird with a head, two wings and two legs; If one of its wings got broken, it would get up over its two legs, with one wing and the head; and if the other wing got broken, it would get up with two legs and a head, but if its head got destroyed, then the two legs, two wings and the head would become useless. The head stands for Khosrau, and one wing stands for Caesar and the other wing stands for Faris. So, order the Muslims to go towards Khosrau." So, 'Umar sent us (to Khosrau) appointing An-Numan bin Muqrin as our commander. When we reached the land of the enemy, the representative of Khosrau came out with forty-thousand warriors, and an interpreter got up saying, "Let one of you talk to me!" Al-Mughira replied, "Ask whatever you wish." The other asked, "Who are you?" Al-Mughira replied, "We are some people from the Arabs; we led a hard, miserable, disastrous life: we used to suck the hides and the date stones from hunger; we used to wear clothes made up of fur of camels and hair of goats, and to worship trees and stones. While we were in this state,
the Lord of the Heavens and the Earths, Elevated is His Remembrance and Majestic is His Highness, sent to us from among ourselves a Prophet whose father and mother are known to us. Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says:-- "Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master."
(Al-Mughira, then blamed An-Numan for delaying the attack and) An-Nu' man said to Al-Mughira, "If you had participated in a similar battle, in the company of Allah's Apostle he would not have blamed you for waiting, nor would he have disgraced you. But I accompanied Allah's Apostle in many battles and it was his custom that if he did not fight early by daytime, he would wait till the wind had started blowing and the time for the prayer was due (i.e. after midday)."
CONCLUSION. You can see easily in the highlighted sections of this hadith why a person might be very happy to fight to the death in the name of Islam. The two main elements relevant to this are firstly the echo of Quran 9:29 in red highlight, then the promise of paradise if killed/martyred (Purple highlight) and the promise of becoming a slave master if still alive after the battle. (underlined blue highlight).
So any 'political' truth which deviates from these real truths is destined for the waste basket of history and possibly will incur the extreme wrath of the people it has been used to deceive. (we masses)
We suffer from the same socio political disease of denial and dispute of this basic truth ("Islamists are the true Muslims) and until we manage to grasp onto a vision for our future we will be condemned to suffer from the mistakes and mistaken views of the past and present. Our adversarial political stage is not suitable for true national renewal for more reasons than I can list here.... so please take some time to review this (work in progress) entry for some ideas about that.
National Renewal for Australia.