The Devious Fight for Supremacy
Muslims are working around the clock to convert as
many westerners as possible.
There is a growing confrontation between the Arab
world and their Muslim proxies against the Western world. In history there
have always been nations who longed greedily for supremacy and fought one
another – the French versus the British; the Germans vs. the Russians;
the Russians vs. the Americans, etc. Now the Arabs feel that their turn
has come for supremacy.
This conflict will not be won with weapons alone.
This will be a psychological war more than a military war. Much in the
same way Muhammad had fought his enemies.
Here the Muslims have complete superiority because of
the use devious rules which the West has not even has begun to comprehend.
The Muslims are thinking centuries ahead while the West’s vision is
limited to a fixation on tolerance, freedom and democracy in the present.
This aspect alone makes the West completely vulnerable and inferior in the
Another handicap of the West is its belief that
"if we are kind and just and open and play by the rules, then all
others will do the same". The Muslims have no intention of playing by
any rules. There is no issue of conscience and honor for Muslims before
non Muslims as the Quran has absolved a Muslim from honoring his or her
word or any agreement with a non Muslim.
The West is at a great disadvantage because of its
social situation. The super-industrialization and advanced technology have
reduced tremendously the contact and bonding between people. Human beings
need one another’s company as much as air and water. Humans could not
have survived without trust and reliance on one another. Being alone in
the wilderness always meant certain death. Our genes are made to trigger
depression when we are lonely. But suddenly so many of Westerners are
extremely lonely, with no group to relate to and to bond with. There are
millions of depressed people who long for camaraderie, warmth and
attention. Depression brings anger. Being depressed comes with being angry
at whatever real or imaginary injustice that caused depression. And here
is where the Muslim camp taps on a resource as valuable as the oil in the
Arab world. It should be no surprise that discontent and emotional
vulnerability of many westerners is exploited very efficiently.
It’s not a coincidence that there is an exponential growth of
websites that target westerners to convert.
There are few things more satisfying to a sick mind
than to have power over others. Whether you can get others to do what you
tell them by threatening them with a gun or with a scripture the
satisfaction is enormous. This is a side of religion that is subtle and
confusing. Muslims (in the same way as Christians had done once) are
taking great satisfaction from the power and the rush of converting the
more technologically advanced Westerners. Visiting a website geared
towards conversion I posed the question to my handler and said that I have
doubts whether he is encouraging me to follow Islam because he thinks is
the right thing or because he gets a satisfaction from getting me to
submit (to God of course which happens to coincide with my handler’s
ambition). The chat room was monitored by other “teachers” and the
supervisor intervened as my handler could not find an answer right away.
The answer was that it is a great joy to bring someone to the right path.
In my view there is no escape from this aspect of proselytizing.
But Islamic countries forbid other religions proselytizing within
their countries. No church is allowed to be built in
. Yet there are countless mosques in Europe and the Saudis have built one
of the largest mosques in
The uneven approach of the West to the Arab Islamist
ambitions will come at a heavy price in this conflict. It is as if the
Western intellectual, mostly liberal, mindset has lost its ability to
think straight. The most obvious example of that was a NPR (National
Public Radio in the
) show last year. Three young Muslims were invited to speak about Islam in
the wake of the
bombings and the notion that the bombers were using (following?)
instructions in the Quran. The complaint of the guests was that the media
is vilifying Islam by saying that the suicide bombers were Muslims. They
considered this great injustice and claimed that the suicide bombers were
just criminals and media never calls a criminal or any other killer a
Christian bomber or killer; that the media never calls
Hitler a Christian dictator yet Osama bin Laden is
referred to as an Islamic terrorist. There was no one to counter this
point of view. Hitler never quoted the bible when he indoctrinated his
followers nor the criminals in the West follow any Christian quotes when
they commit mass murder. Osama bin Laden is a devout Muslim and quotes the
Quran as part the hart and soul of his struggle. One of the guests was
making a point of the great friendship he had with someone he worked with
even though “he was raised a Christian”. This is a very telling
statement. It does not take a scholar to decipher what he meant. But it
does take a bit of reading of how the proselytizing workers of Islam view
other religions. What the guest meant was that his friend was raised a
Christian implying that even though one is raised in another religion one
can still revert to Islam. On the websites becoming a Muslim as referred
to as “reverting” to the true religion since everyone is born a
Muslim. There is no question that Christian missionaries also feel that
other religions are misguided and that theirs is the right religions. The
problem with the NPR scenario is that the guests were not Muslim
missionaries but young and intellectuals (one was a Harvard medical
student if I remember correctly). The second problem was that no counter
opinions were expressed. And the third problem was that the host himself
accepted these comments at face value.
This is only a minor but telling example of the state
of the spirits in the clash of civilizations. The West lives in a bubble
of illusions built on the false impression that wealth and military power
are sufficient to overcome fanaticism.