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Posted in: Jihad & Terrorism

Published on Mar 13, 2009 by Phyllis Chesler

Written for Pajamas Media

Exiling Islamic Terrorists, Leaving Islam Behind

Two Solutions and Counting


It might be the midnight hour but all is not yet lost, the British government has, amazingly, just done the right thing: They have denied a visa to radical terrorist, Ibrahim el-Moussawi, Hizbollah's and Iran's representative on earth, stationed in Lebanon. This is the man whom Douglas Murray, the Director of the Centre for Social Cohesion, had vowed to have deported were he to have been allowed to speak at the London School of Economics and Appeasement, a venue from which Murray himself had once been banned.

According to today's Daily Mail, Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, finally concluded that el-Moussawi's presence would not be "conducive to the public good."

I'll say.

Credit goes to Douglas Murray for having threatened the lawsuit which has, clearly, been successful. (Hat tip to Barry Rubin for asking me to confirm this). You may read Murray's press release HERE

Of course, if the British also keep denying visas to or, more shamefully, deporting, men like Dutch parliamentarian, Geert Wilders, little will be gained by such false equality. Wilders is sounding the alarm, el-Moussawi is the problem. Murray states: "It is perverse that the government ever considered barring Wilders from entering Britain and even more perverse that they ever considered allowing Hezbollah in."

My British informant says it best: "I did not think my country would have the courage to ban this bandit."

Thus, exiling or banning terrorists from our midst is one solution. There are other, more radical solutions.

Just today, Amil Imani wrote and urged me to read his latest article which I have now done. Imani is appealing to "cultural Muslims" by which he means "moderate" or "good" Muslims who, by definition, are not jihadists. He writes:

"The real Muslims are the jihadists, a small minority who lives and dies by the dictates of the Quran and the Sunna, the life examples of Muhammad. The free world, rightfully alarmed by ever-varied and escalating assaults of the jihadists, myopically has directed its tentative and haphazard effort at countering them, believing that by so doing it can eliminate their threat and at the same time remain on good terms of live-and-let-live multiculturalism with the Cultural Muslims. This is a dangerous assumption that, if not abandoned, will likely culminate in an Armageddon-kind of conflagration.

There is virtually no chance of reasoning with the brain-dead jihadists whose eyes are fixed on the promised lush paradise of Allah. It isn't that they love death, just for the sake of death itself as Muslim leaders such as Hasan Nasrullah, the head of Lebanon's Hizbollah proclaimed. They love death and happily embrace it because of what they have been brainwashed to believe is awaiting them as a reward."

Ah, yes, the same Hizbollah that Moussawi represents. Imani ultimately implores the moderate or cultural Muslims to stop enabling the jihadists—by leaving Islam. He writes:

"Dear Cultural Muslim, while you remain silent out of fear, lack of organization, or apathy, the Islamists work around the clock and around the world to further their agenda….On the one hand, the Islamists engage in acts of violence to disrupt the functioning of societies, while on the other they cleverly exploit the freedom they enjoy in non-Islamic lands to subvert them from within."

Imani then counsels cultural Muslims to choose, because they cannot "have it both ways."

"Dear Cultural Muslim… you can't enjoy the fruits of liberty and at the same time hedge your bet that by being somewhat of a Muslim you are staying in the good graces of Allah. Allah is very non-forgiving of even the least disobedience, Muhammad preaches. You need to make a clean break with Islam… Don't help the Islamists in their effort to make hell out of this world hoping to find admittance into Allah's purported paradise."

I wonder who will heed Imani's plea? I challenge my religious Muslim readers to explain how they can remain Muslims in an era in which jihadists are defining what Islam is.


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