Hat Tip to PaulRevere2

I have to admit that I first read this quote in Mark Steyn’s awesome book “America Alone,” but you can find it on the Little Green Footballs website as well. It sums up the Islamic mindset very well.

Islam is not only a religion, it is a complete way of life. Islam guides Muslims from birth to grave. The Quran and prophet Muhammad’s words and practical application of Quran in life cannot be changed.Islam is a guide for humanity, for all times, until the day of judgment. It is forbidden in Islam to convert to any other religion. The penalty is death. There is no disagreement about it. Islam is being embraced by people of other faiths all the time. They should know they can embrace Islam, but cannot get out. This rule is not made by Muslims; it is the supreme law of God. Please do not ask us Muslims to pick some rules and disregard other rules. Muslims are supposed to embrace Islam in its totality. – Nazra Quraishi, Kindergarten Teacher, in The Lansing State Journal (Michigan) July 5, 2006.

Whoa! How intense is that? Well it’s only intense to me inasmuch as I still have my western thinking cowboy hat on. Know what? For several hundred thousand, this is not “intense,” this is just the simple truth of Islam. Oh, there are moderate Muslims out there, “Muslims” are people; individuals, and they vary in their devotion as much as anyone. But “Islam” is an ideology; and there is no variance with Islam.

My own insight? This is another reason most “moderate” Muslims are pretty laissez-faire about terrorism, even what happens in their residential country of choice (US too): since all of the earth is “under Allah,” then there is a fatalistic view that it is just part of the process of Allah bringing all under submission. It is supposed to happen. It is the natural order of Allah. If the infidel was meant to submit or die, then they will submit or die, it is Allah’s way. Who are they to get in the way of what Allah is doing? So the devout Muslim thinking goes, “If an Islamic terrorist blows up a ferry, a bus, a sports arena or a tall building and kills a few hundred (or on 9/11, a few thousand), then that is probably okay, because those who are Muslims in the explosion will enter paradise because of their involvement as a martyr in this (“defensive”) war, and all others have just learned the will of Allah, either that they will submit or they will die.” Those who feel deep sympathy for the “innocents” involved are not deep into their Koran.

There is no “tolerance” in Islam, infidel. No matter how tolerant you are. You can be the most sympathetic to the plight of Muslims everywhere, and if you are not dar al-Islam (in the house of Islam) then you are dar al-Harb (house or war). If you love your ability to happily embrace everything, here’s a clue: all politically correct people live in dar al-Harb. Heh heh. There’s no PC in Islam.

Well, I digress. The most powerful part of this article is not my words, but the words of Nazra Quraishi above. Read them all again, until the “intense” words become “normal” understanding in your brain. They are totally normal to those fully committed to Islam.

There are moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam.