The Crusaders Were Right
Every time a bloody atrocity or other outrage is perpetrated by Moslems, Western political and religious leaders fall over themselves to insist that such actions are contrary to the true beliefs of Islam. The unpleasant truth is that the campaign of murder and mayhem now being perpetrated in Iraq and Syria by “Islamists” (as we have to call them) is entirely in line with the actions and teaching of “the prophet” Mohammed, as set down in the Koran.
Let’s just take three examples. (there are many more):
First, the beheadings:
I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them. (Koran 8:12)
Second, the mutilations:
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and his apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should…have their hands and their feet cut off on opposite sides (Koran 5: 33)
Third, the burnings of those who refuse to become Moslems:
Garments of fire have been prepared for the kafir unbelievers. Scalding water will be poured upon their heads to melt their skins and that which is in their bellies; and they shall be lashed with rods of iron. If they try to escape, they shall be dragged back and told, `taste the torment and the fire`. (Koran 22: 19-22)
Despite all this, two British politicians were maintaining last weekend that Isis had nothing in common with orthodox Islam.
First, we had Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, on the Isis atrocities in Iraq. “This is no liberation movement–only a perverted, oppressive ideology that bears no relation to Islam.” Then there was the foreign secretary Philip Hammond: “Isis”s caliphate has no has no moral legitimacy–it is a regime of torture, arbitrary punishment and murder that goes against the most basic beliefs of Islam.” (Italics mine.)
Mohammed’s army began its campaign of conquest by beheading 900 Jews in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It went on to massacre Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians, in North Africa and what is now Turkey, and throughout the Middle East. Just like Isis, it carried out crucifixions as well as beheadings, and reduced non-Moslems to the status of serfs, forcing them to pay a punitive tax.
Moslem rulers managed to hold on to Spain and Portugal for hundreds of years, and would probably have occupied much of Europe but for the partial success of the crusades. The tide of Moslem conquest was finally reversed by Don John of Austria at the naval battle of Lepanto, but it is worth remembering that the Moslems almost captured Vienna a little over 300 years ago. The city was saved by the Polish King Jan Sobieski.
Now, as I write, a terrible tale is unfolding from Rotherham in Northern England, where over a thousand girls, some of them only 11 years old, have been raped by gangs of Moslems. The truth behind this has been covered up by the authorities, terrified by possible accusations of “racism”.
Our ancestors knew that Islam was the implacable foe of Christendom and the West. Isn’t it about time we woke up?