Researcher and writer Andrew Bostom has done a great job outlining the Islamic threat. His article on 'Mosques as Barracks' is very appropriate. It is long, well-sourced and addresses the heart of both the stealth Jihad in Western states; and the overt Jihad in Moslem nations. The Mosque as Bostom correctly points out is the heart of the Moslem poli-cratic [the merger of politics and theocracy], project:
The authoritative Brill Encyclopedia of Islam entry on “masdjid,” or mosque, highlights the mosque’s primary socio-political functions—including holding war councils—since the advent of the first Muslim polity under Islam’s prophet-warrior and ruler, Muhammad, in Medina:
The mosque was the place where believers assembled for prayer around the Prophet, where he delivered his addresses, which contained not only appeals for obedience to God but regulations affecting the social life of the community; from here he controlled the religious and political community of Islam…
It was inherent in the character of Islam, that religion and politics could not be separated. The same individual was ruler and chief administrator in the two fields, and the same building, the mosque, was the center of gravity for both politics and religion. This relationship found expression in the fact that the mosque was placed in the center of the camp, while the ruler’s abode was built immediately adjacent to it, as in Medina.
[W]ar was inseparably associated with early Islam and the mosque was public meeting place of ruler and people…councils of war were held in the mosque.
Richard Mitchell’s seminal analysis of the contemporary Muslim Brotherhood—the prototype modern fundamentalist organization—state’s simply, that from its advent,
Throughout the history of the [Muslim Brotherhood] movement the mosque continued to be its principal recruiting office.
The above is near the end of his article. The Mosque has always been a place for both the planning of war, and the regulation of society. The idol named Allah could have been called anything [it references the El-Lah Northern Arabian moon deity]. Allah is incidental since 85% of the Koran is affiliated with Mohammed who is linked with divinity and a divine relationship of a completely unique character with the Allah symbol. Of course for Mohammed, Allah is himself and he is Allah. I would guess that most of his early disciples came to realized that truth, which is why there was initially and after his death, so much dissent within the Moslem cult.
The Mosque is a dangerous place. Bostom quotes a number of studies about the radical nature of most of the Mosques in America. To quote directly: “Publication of the “Sharia and Violence in American Mosques” study provides irrefragable evidence that the overwhelming majority of American mosques—consistent with mainstream Islamic doctrine and practice since the founding of the Muslim creed—are inculcating jihadism with the goal of implementing Sharia here in America.”
Earlier he cites a number of studies including:
“The Detroit Mosque Study: Muslim Views on Policy and Religion,” was conducted by Ihsan Bagby an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at thye University of Kentucky and a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy Understanding—a Muslim organization. Data were gathered during the summer of 2003 and published online in 2004. These portentous findings were described on page 37 of the report:
Mosque participants were asked, whether they agree or disagree with the statement, “Shari’ah should be the law of the land in Muslim countries?”
Apply Islamic Law in Muslim Lands
Strongly Agree — 59%
Somewhat Agree — 22%
(i.e., collectively = 81%)
Somewhat Disagree — 8%
Strongly Disagree — 3%
Don’t Know — 8%
Such data supposedly reflected the Detroit area Muslims views of “Islamic countries,” only. But given the intrinsic, universally supremacist nature of Islam and the global umma (i.e., as stated in Koran 3:110, and the Orwellian-named Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Islam, “Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah”), once an area has a Muslim majority it is assumed by Muslims that Islamic Law should prevail—hence the “enclave” phenomenon, even here in the United States.
Most Mosques are radicalized. To wit, 'These results were comparable when using other indicators of jihad promotion. Thus, 98 percent of mosques that contained severe-rated literature included materials promoting establishing an Islamic caliphate in the United States as did 97 percent of mosques containing only moderate rated materials. These are the hard data that make plain why the “see no Sharia in America”mindslaughter redolent across the political spectrum amongst our policymaking, academic, and journalistic elites, is so dangerously delusive.'
The mosques of the Shia persuasion seem to be particularly drenched in violent Jihadic and hence anti-North American literature.
Additional profoundly troubling findings emerge when the data are explored in depth beyond these summary observations. For example, only 4.7% of Muslim worshippers attended mosques where jihadist materials were not provided because Sharia-compliant mosques promoting jihad were the most heavily attended. The authors also describe these specific details indicating that the preponderance of US mosques sanction jihad terrorism and its ultimate goal of a Caliphate (i.e., the transnational imposition of strict Islamic law in current Muslim nations, and ultimately global imposition of Islamic Law, including in the US), if one includes advocacy of financial support for this sacralized violence (from pp. 67-69).
[O]f the 51 mosques that contained severe materials, 100 percent were led by imams who recommended that worshipers study texts that promote violence.
The question is this. Are Mosques only for 'religious' worship? I would argue that they are not. First Islam is not a religion since it denies the four principles of a religion namely, free will, rationality, the immanent Golden Rule and equality achieved through some aspect of tolerance. If we view Islam as a poli-cracy, then the Mosques are truly political and social centers and ones that might be dedicated to Jihad, brain-washing and furthering the interests of a cult dedicated to our demise. If we accept that premise, then surely it is reasonable to call for an overt investigation by state authorities, of all Mosques. What are they preaching? Who funds them? What do these financiers want? What are their ties to Moslem Jihad and imperialism? This project should be open, public, detailed and put on the Web. The Moslems and their Marxist allies will howl with cries of phobia, racism and 'hatred'. But one should expect that from two unthinking, irrational and quite bloody cults. What is more important is that we bring to light the grave threat that Mosques with their blighted spread across North America, pose to civilisation.