Tuesday, March 25, 2008

People Just Like Us

Child suicide bombers in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Note from Radarsite: In a civilized society such as ours we must of course remain neutral when dealing with a foreign culture. We must be very careful not to mislead or offend anyone. After all, these are people just like us. They only want what's best for themselves and for their children...

A tender moment between mother and daughter...

Young Pioneers Children's program in Gaza City. The "them" of course is the Jews.

"Boys will be boys..." Boy's clubs -- Palestinian style. 1970

Joyous Arab youths

Family values -- Palestinian style

Here is the hard truth and it’s high time we faced it. Whether we ultimately leave Iraq or not, the war that we have had thrust upon us will continue. For it is not just about Iraq or Afghanistan; it is not just about Al-Qaeda. This war is not about what we have done or not done in the Middle East. This war that we are in is a war against a culture, the hate-driven 15th century, pride/revenge male warrior culture of the Arab world (in which I include Iran). Whether we choose to see it this way or not, the facts remain that we are, indeed, in the midst of a virtual Clash of Civilizations. There is nothing more dangerous in a time of war than underestimating your enemy.

Study: Iran Indoctrinating Children in Islamic Supremacism

From the New York Sun:

Staff Reporter of the Sun http://www.nysun.com/article/73162
March 19, 2008

WASHINGTON — A new Freedom House study of Iranian textbooks finds that the Islamic Republic is teaching its children to embrace Islamic supremacism, preparing them to enter a political system that discriminates against women and non-Muslims.

The study, "Discrimination and Intolerance in Iran's Textbooks," is the most comprehensive to date of Iran's textbooks, analyzing 95 compulsory textbooks for grades one to 11. The main author of the study, Saeed Paivandi, is a sociologist at Paris-8 University and one of the few Western scholars to specialize in Iran's post-revolutionary education system.

"The discourse of the textbooks has not been written with the concept of equality of all human beings, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," the study concludes. "In the textbooks' reasoning, human beings cannot be equal with one another on this earth, in the same way that, on the day of reckoning, they will be subject to divine judgment for their identity and actions. The trend, based on the clear and official negation of the equality of human beings, created different positions for the various people in society. Some individuals are born first-class citizens, due to their identity, gender, and way of thinking, while others become second- and third-class citizens. Those who are excluded from the inside are victims of this discriminatory system."

That system inside Iran has led to a raft of laws that prohibit non-Muslims from holding high government and military posts, enforce a quota of non-Muslims allowed to matriculate at universities, and require non-Muslim shopkeepers to designate their stores as such. But the lessons of Islamic supremacism also applies to Iran's foreign policy, which the American government says is to support terrorist groups throughout the Middle East. For example, the Islamic culture religious studies textbook for eighth-grade instructs, "Defensive jihad is incumbent upon every one, the young and the old, men and women, everyone, absolutely everyone, must take part in this sacred battle, fight to the best of his or her abilities or assist our fighters."

A seventh-grade textbook on the same subject says: "By taking note of the guidance and instructions provided by Islam, every Muslim youth must strike fear in the hearts of the enemies of God and their people through combat-readiness and skillful target shooting. He must always be ready to defend his country, honor, and faith and use all his capabilities and power in this endeavor. After the victory of the revolution, His Holiness Imam Khomeini, the deceased leader of the Islamic revolution, issued an order for the establishment of the basij (paramilitary group) for the oppressed."

The report places the present school curriculum in Iran in the context of the country's ancient tradition of religious Muslim schools but finds major differences between the two. Iran's modern school curriculum, for example, teaches secular topics such as science and political history, while the Khomeinist doctrine of the state runs through these subjects, as well. On lessons on world history, the textbooks emphasize a unity with fellow Islamic republics.

The textbooks also enforce a strict view that women should be at home raising children. A 10th-grade textbook for religion and life says, "A mother whose husband earns sufficient income cannot say, 'My job demands that I leave my child at the day care center every day,' and, in this way deprive her child from her constant love and attention."

While the textbooks recognize other religious groups in Iran, including Jews, they refer to followers of the Bahai faith as members of a cult.

The Freedom House study is not the first review of Iranian textbooks. Last year a Jerusalem-based think tank, the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education, did its own review, which concluded that Iran was preparing children to become radical martyrs. The Freedom House study takes a broader approach to the textbooks, but it also finds that martyrdom is encouraged in grades one through 11.

"In the Farsi textbooks of Grades 1 through 11, 31 lessons discuss martyrdom and death for the sake of religious or political beliefs. These lessons are mostly biographies or autobiographies of important religious figures of the past, including soldiers and officers of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution and the basij (paramilitary group)," the Freedom House study says.

We are not fighting a political movement. We are not fighting a religious movement.
We are fighting a culture.

Voted by Fox News at GOP Hub.


  1. It is a one sided war, Roger. We are not effectively fighting back.

    The war is not limited to Afghanistan & Iraq, the war is wherever Muslims are intimidating and slaughtering innocents.

    It ain't about religion. It ain't about 15th Century culture. It is about Moe's recitation and the subsequent codification of Allah's commands to conquer, subjugate, terrify and genocide the entire non-Muslim world.

    Fight them until... Fight those who... until... and I am commanded to fight... are codified in the simple statement of Islamic law: "The Caliph makes war upon Jews and Christians until they become Muslim"...

    This war will end when the existence of Islam ends; when no man alive worships Allah; believes and acts upon his G'd commands enshrined in the Qur'an.

  2. Hello Ben. I thought perhaps you might show up on this one. I understand exactly what you mean, and we're both talking about the same enemy; but I believe that the violent culture and the violent religion are at this point so inextricably intertwined that it becomes an exercise in futility to try to seperate them out. Either way they must be defeated and destroyed.
    And yes, unfortunately so far it is a one-sided war. I don't know what more it will take to make it two-sided. But we're trying --

  3. Arabs in the 7th century were primitive, violent tribes, jealous & zealous. Warring against other Arab tribes was a constant in their way of death. Moe codified it. Moe turned it inside out, so that the Arab tribes were united, not fighting each other, but fighting others.

    We are doing what is possible for us to do: spreading knowledge of Islam and the existential threat it poses to civilization.

    I urge everyone to go to http://prophetofdoom.net/ and read the Topical Quotes section. Once you read the quotes, you'll recognize the value of the book and begin reading it. Then you will share knowledge of it with others. Each one teach two; that is how to grow the movement.

    Those with guts, spines & balls; those with SISU can go to http://www.geocities.com/crusadersarmory/
    where they will find fliers in the Fliers to Print page. You can print, fold & distribute those fliers at will. Each of them documents an important topic, revealing important information about Islam.

  4. I'm with you Roger, but there is another argument.

    The United States should be able to maintain her own culture, and not have others changing it. We believe this. However, if we do believe this, then it would seem logical that we should allow others to maintain their own culture, even if it is against everything we believe.

    That's a tough one.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  5. Roger,
    great post and this equates to our own political situation as i see it.
    It is NOT that we do not want a woman President, nor a Black American president... It is that These TWO candidates just arte Not HONEST nor Competent Enough to Justify voting for them...People should read To days Column by Walter Williams " Is Obama aready for America" ???

    Regarding Iraq.. well We are doing the right thing and if only the LOONS that Just want to LOSE with LIES in order to promote their now almost 8 years old Hate of Bush agenda would put politics aside and concentrayte on doing the RIGHT thing.. We could portay asense of UNITY to the Enemy whioch would result in Victory a lot sooner!!!