“After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new global totalitarian threat: Islamism. . . .” —Robert Spencer
Cruz Chooses Carly
Ted Cruz chose Muslim apologist Carly Fiorina for his running mate. Grassroots voters, who have been witnessing an uptick in jihadist activity in their country of late, were not pleased. Could it be that Cruz’s choice of Carly is what put the last nail in the proverbial coffin lid of his faltering presidential campaign?
Fiorina, an Apologist for Islam
On September 21, 2015, Carly Fiorina, in an interview with Jimmy Fallon, said she “would be fine with a Muslim president.” Fiorina, demonstrating an absolute ignorance of Islam, said that any kind of religious faith “gives us humility, empathy, and optimism.”
But Islam is different. Indeed, Islam’s view of the world is not governed by humility; Islam is supremacist in nature, to the extent that it sees its law—the Sharia—as applying not only to Muslims, but to non-Muslims as well. There is no empathy to be found in Islam, or else the death penalty for murder would apply to the murder of non-Muslims, as well as Muslims. And optimism is not a word associated with Islam in any positive sense, unless one is referring to the ban on acting out of pessimism towards other Muslims; however, non-Muslims are to be dealt with from a pessimistic perspective, even to the point of Allah’s prohibition of friendship with non-Muslims, in Koran 3:28—“Let not the believers take the disbelievers as friends, instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allah in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allah warns you against His Punishment, and to Allah is the final return.”
Fiorina Praises Islam, Post-9/11
On September 26, 2001, a mere two weeks after 9/11, Carly Fiorina gave a speech in praise of Islam. In her speech, Fiorina painted Islam as one of the great civilizations. Fiorina’s claims only succeeded in demonstrating an inexcusable ignorance of the facts about Islam, or else a willingness to deceive others on behalf of the Muslim community.
The Truth About Islam’s “Golden Age”
Islamic scientific and mathematical achievements were actually stolen from the Hindus, Persians, Syrians, and Greeks. Many Greek works were written into Arabic by Thabit ibn Qurra (826–901), who translated Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius, Ptolemy, and Eutocius. To quote the Wikipedia, “There are three theories about the origins of Arabic Algebra. The first emphasizes Hindu influence, the second emphasizes Mesopotamian or Persian-Syriac influence and the third emphasizes Greek influence. Many scholars believe that it is the result of a combination of all three sources.”
The so-called “Golden Age of Islam” is actually a form of taqiyya—or Islamic deception—perpetrated to advance Islam. The Muslim claim is that, during the Golden Age of Islam, a utopia was established where Jews, Christians, and Muslims all coexisted in peace. Getting potential victims to believe this falsehood puts them off their guard. As Europe was suffering through the Dark Ages, Islam supposedly shone as a beacon of knowledge. And it was only due to Islam’s preservation of Western classical culture that Europe was able to experience a Renaissance. However, none of this is true. Islam actually brought about the destruction of 90% of Western classical texts. Only 10% of the classics remain, owing to Islamic jihad.
The truth is that Jews and Christians were persecuted, humiliated, and badly mistreated under Islam, and everything non-Muslim—art, literature, and historical documents—was, generally, destroyed as jahiliyya (creations unguided by Islam) by the jihad. As Dhimmis (semi-slaves who were subject to a 50% tax and who had no right to self-defense or the sharing of their religious beliefs with their children), Jews and Christians could only escape deplorable conditions by serving their Muslim masters as wise men, medical doctors, research scientists, and the like. Most new knowledge was developed by Dhimmis, and the “Golden Age” finally ended after the Judeo-Christian culture of free inquiry was finally, and inevitably, crushed by the Sharia.
Questioning Islamic doctrine is dangerous. If one thinks critically about official Islamic doctrine, one could easily be accused of betraying—and thereby leaving—the religion, which is apostasy, a crime that carries the death penalty. Islamic scientific thought is, therefore, mandated by the Sharia to include such beliefs as these in its teachings: the first men were 90 feet tall; one wing of a fly carries a disease, but the other wing is a cure for the disease; a fever is caused by the heat from Hell; and the sun sets at night beneath the throne of Allah.
Islam appropriated so-called “Arabic” numerals from the Hindus. The jihad took over the areas of the ancient world where some of the best scientific thinking was going on—Persia, Syria, and large parts of the former Roman Empire. This is why some important Greek works were translated by Christians into Arabic. Over 90% of the important scholars of the Muslim world were Christians, Jews, and Persians with Arab names. To this day, not a single Muslim has won a Nobel Prize in physics, medicine, or chemistry for research carried out in a Muslim nation. The eight prizes won, thus far, by Muslims have all been earned while working alongside non-Muslim scientists in non-Islamic countries, free of the Islamic straightjacketing of all thought and inquiry.
A Dark Age for Christians
Christians living in the Golden Age of Islam had to wear special clothes to set themselves apart from Muslims. They had to cut a piece of their hair off at the bangs as a form of submissive humiliation. They were not allowed to ring bells or make repairs to houses of worship. Christians were not permitted to rear their children as Christians. And they had no right to testify in a Muslim law court or to defend themselves from attack by a Muslim assailant.
Fiorina’s Endorsement of Islam Harmed Cruz
Carly Fiorina’s support of, and admiration for, Islam indicated an inability on the part of Cruz’s campaign to vet potential team members responsibly—either that, or his tacit approval of Fiorina’s position that Islam is protected under the religious freedom guaranteed by the US Constitution. The problem with that view is that Islam is not a “religion” per se, but much more than that; Islam is also a criminal enterprise that sponsors actions which are illegal in America.
Some of the things which doctrinaire Muslims do as part of their “religion” are as follows: having sex with children as young as nine years old; beating wives when they fail to submit, sexually or otherwise; perpetrating honor killings of family members who leave the religion (which means, although Muslims claim the right to religious freedom under the First Amendment, they themselves deny that right to others); raping non-Muslim women who do not cover their bodies or veil themselves; murdering non-Muslims who criticize Islam; owning work slaves and sex slaves. (In San Antonio, Texas, recently, a Qatari military official and his wife were deported by Judge Orlando Garcia on charges of keeping slaves, their Islamic religious beliefs notwithstanding.)
Is Carly Fiorina the Tender Woman in The Snake?
On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Donald Trump told Anderson Cooper that “Islam hates us.” At some of his rallies, Trump has recited his version of Al Wilson’s The Snake. It goes like this:
On her way to work one morning, down the path along the lake,
A tender-hearted woman saw a poor, half-frozen snake.
“Take me in, oh tender woman; take me in, for heaven’s sake!
Take me in, oh tender woman,” sighed the vicious snake.
Now she clutched him to her bosom. “You’re so beautiful!” she cried.
“But, if I hadn’t brought you in, by now you might have died.”
She stroked his pretty skin, and then she kissed and held him tight.
But, instead of saying thank you, that snake gave her a vicious bite!
“I saved you,” cried the woman, “and you’ve bit me! Heavens, why?
You know your bite is poisonous, and now I’m going to die!”
“Oh, shut up, silly woman,” said the reptile with a grin.
“You knew damn well I was a snake, before you took me in!”
(Watch Trump’s video here: https://youtu.be/yeJ-iv3MOTo.)
If Carly Fiorina is the woman described above, in The Snake, then what did choosing her indicate about Ted Cruz? Is he just a poor evaluator of potential members for his team, or is he the male equivalent to the female described above? Neither alternative would bode well for an Islamically-beleaguered America under a Cruz Administration.
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