“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Converting to Islam.

For some time, I have worried about the next wave of Islamist terrorists being home grown converts. Converts and zealotry often go hand in hand. There is little new in that. American prisons are filled with black converts to Islam. The same is happening in many parts of Europe.

German attraction to radicalism and anti-Americanism is always alive and well. This video clip is a reminder of the complexity of what awaits us in the future in dealing with the consequences of Islamic conversions, yet there is nothing in the clip that hints at a problem. It is about a German physician and his wife converting to Islam. It seems to be straight forward religious conversion but I find it viscerally disturbing.


  1. Taqiyya

    - the art of dissimulation (by way of deception) to help destabilize and undermine non-Muslim communities for Jihad.

    ...Ismail Al-Faruqi, a Palestinian immigrant who founded the International Institute of Islamic Thought and taught for many years at Temple University in Philadelphia, was also the first contemporary theorist of the Islamic Caliphate of America. He declared in 1983 that “nothing could be greater than this youthful, vigorous, and rich continent [North America] turning away from its past evil and marching forward under the banner of Allahu Akbar.” In December 1989 several extremist leaders attended a rally at Chicago, including Bashir Nafi, the funding member of Islamic Jihad, and Abdul Aziz Odeh, its spiritual leader.

    After meeting with that noted Moslem “heretic” Louis Farrakhan in 1996, Libyan president Muammar Kaddafi said: “We are used to facing the United States as a fortress from the outside. Now we are finding a breech to penetrate the country and confront it from within.”

    When the leader of the Nation of Islam visited...Iran on the anniversary of the fundamentalist revolution, he declared that,

    “God will destroy America by the hand of the Moslems. God will not give this honor to Japan or to Europe. It is an honor that He will reserve for the Moslems.”

    One year later in Harlem, Farrakhan declared,

    “A decree of death has been passed on America. The judgment of God has been rendered and she must be destroyed.”

    At the House of Representatives hearing on terrorism and immigration in January 2000

    “As water seeking its own level, terrorists will gravitate to those areas that give them the greatest freedom to maneuver. Unless choked off and stopped along the different points of entry – ranging from the visa granting process overseas to the hundreds of unmanned border crossing points between Canada and the United States--terrorists will continue to come to the United States.”

    Radicals in the United States?

    CAIR, Islamic Association for Palestine, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Islamic Committee for Palestine, the Islamic Society for North America, the Moslem Arab Youth Association, the Moslem Public Affairs Council, and the Moslem Students Association.

  2. The entire spectrum of Islamic terrorist groups operate on American soil, including Hamas, Hezbollah, the Algerian Armed Islamic Group, the Egyptian Al Gamat Al Islamiya, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Islamic Liberation Party, the Marxist Kurdish PKK and Al-Qaeda.

    They all share the outlook frankly stated during the FBI interrogation of Siddiq Ibrahim Siddiq Ali, one of the suspects in the first World Trade Center bombing:

    “Of course, don’t forget God said in the Koran, in times like this, everything is lawful to the Moslem, their money, their women, their honors, everything… Infidels must be killed… and the Moslem when he dies it is the way to heaven. He becomes a martyr. A Moslem will never go to hell by killing an infidel.”

    - Trifkovic, January 7, 2003

  3. The mass conversion of the "world" to Islam has been taught in LIBERAL circles for about 30 years (or more). It's all part of the "Third Wave" (sometimes called; Third Way) movement. Heck, one professor I had pushed it and I'm in my fifties.

    The idea is that one religion will bring all of the nation's people together and thus do away with war and struggle. It would be very handy if that religion was one that had strict control of the people, hence; the support of Islam. Christianity promotes freedom and self-reliance too much so it's no good (in the controllers eyes).

    This is why El Bush, the State Dept., and the LIBS are all embarrassed about the W.O.T. and are reluctant to fight it aggressively; it contradicts their overall "philosophy".

  4. "Most curious their naivete"
    Like two middle-aged people who somehow had no meaningful real-world experience.
    Ideal subjects.