Western Civilisation was and is superior to anything Islam has developed. Islam has not aided in the development of the modern world; in fact civilisation has only been created in spite of Islam. Raising the alarm about the fascism called Submission since 2000.
"The customs of heathenism have left an indelible mark on Islam, notably in the rites of the pilgrimage ... so that for this reason alone something ought to be said about the chief characteristics of Arabian paganism. [Alfred Guillaume, 1956, 'Islam' p 6-7]
Nary a Moslem exists who will admit the above. For the average Moslem their cult is supreme, divinely inspired, uncreated, and destined to rule the world. There is no need to investigate, inquire or bother with trying to understand the true historical nature of Muhammadanism. Moslems are brainwashed to simply conflate the moon idol Al-Lah with 'God' and Muhammad with Al-Lah.
Because of other Arabian history which points to heathen worship of the sun, moon, and the stars, as well as other gods, of which I believe Allah was in some way connected to. This then would prove to us that Allah is not the same as the true God of the Bible whom we worship, because God never changes." [Is Allah The Same God as the God of the Bible?, M. J. Afshari, p 6]
Al-Lah has nothing to do with the Judeo-Christian and indeed Greco-Romano ideal of an anthropomorphic deity represented in human shape but who is in essence the creating architecture of the universe, of life, and of human free-will. This 'god' wants you to succeed, to be rational, to love, to hope, to feel, and to be good. The Al-Lah wants you to submit, to prostrate your worthless self to his glory, to follow the words of his chosen man Muhammad, and to simply shut up and obey. The two ideals have nothing whatsoever in common.
“Before Islam Allah was reported to be know as: the supreme of a pantheon of gods; the name of a god whom the Arabs worshipped; the chief god of the pantheon; Ali-ilah; the god; the supreme; the all-powerful; all-knowing; and totally unknowable; the predeterminer of everyone's life destiny; chief of the gods; the special deity of the Quraish; ....Because the Ka'aba, the sacred shrine which contains the Black Stone, in Mecca was used for pagan idol worship before Islam and even called the House of Allah at that time.....Because the rituals involved with the Islamic Pilgrimage are either identical or very close to the pre-Islamic pagan idol worship at Mecca......[The Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 1, by P. Holt, 1970, p. 27]
Islam, the Koran, the Al-Lah thing are no more uncreated than Dan Brown's fantasy 'The Da Vinci Code'. Muhammad fused Arab paganism with his own morbid monotheistic creation stolen in measure from the Jews and Christians who become of course, his stated bitter enemies. Muhammad's theology was only adopted and accepted by a large segment of the Arab population when he merged existing covenants and practices with his new and heretical propositions:
"Islam for its part ensured the survival of these pre-Islamic constituents, endowed them with a universal significance, and provided them with a context within which they have enjoyed a most remarkable longevity. Some of these significant constituents, nomadic and sedentary, the pre-Islamic roots which have formed the persistent heritage, deserve to be noted and discussed... The pre-Islamic Pilgrimage in its essential features survives, indeed is built into the very structure of Islam as one of its Five Pillars of Faith. [Ibid]
The Hajj or the obligation for a Moslem to journey to Muhammad's capital to pay homage to his creation and family moon deity named 'ilah', is a very curious paganism indeed when viewed at the atomic level. Why do people do it? Do they understand what they are doing and why? Are they aware of the pagan origins of this Islamic pillar?
For the cult of course it makes perfect sense. This pilgrimage would not only make Mecca rich but even more importantly, it would forcibly create a multi-ethnic community of spirit and bonding to the Islamic ideal, that no other spiritual requirement could hope to match or displace. All cults aspire to the reduction of the individual and their submergence into a communal collection, evidenced and realised by such a journey to center of cultish power. Few have been as successful at this, as Islam, the name of course meaning 'submission'. Submission not to a 'god' per-se, but simply to Muhammad's Koranic 'law' and his own deleterious demands.
A cult is of course not a religion. The Moslem Hajj is not a journey of faith and of the spirit, but a mindless demonstration by individuals of their own self-loathing and irrationality. I doubt that a tithe of Moslems on 'pilgrimage' know anything about the real history of the Hajj, or its real purpose.
Culture is King. Culture trumps all. Change your culture and everything in society will be affected and re-arranged. All aspects of living, from mores and entertainment, to buildings and beliefs are built upon the foundation of culture. What most Westerners do not comprehend about the cult named Submission, is that it is a totalitarian-all encompassing-complete system of cultural control and regulation. Muhammadism's culture is anti-Western.
In Western Medieval history, it was always the secular state trying to suborn, buy, bribe, or militarily annex or support religion for its own purposes. Over time a clear division appeared between the matters of faith; and those of the material world. This division does not exist within Muhammadism which is a complete system of totalitarian control. Sharia or Muhammadan law is the secular as well as the religious law within Islam. The intermingling of religion with politics is one of the signal features of all Moslem societies throughout history. There is no division between the religious and the material. All is premised on Mein Koran.
7th century Arabia:
Muhammadism is the deification of 7th century Arabian life. This is what Islam truly offers the world. Muhammad, the warrior, rapist, murderer, pedophile, Jihadist, racist and supremacist is mankind's perfect example. 7th century Arabian costumes, habits, beliefs, rituals, myths, uncivilized society, and penury is the general operating principle and paradigm for all of mankind, forever.
Arab culture uber alles:
Mein Koran is a product of millennia of Arab beliefs, poetry, legends, mistranslations from other cultures and Near Eastern beliefs. It is however, rendered in Arabic, for an Arab audience, with Arab attitudes and prejudices. Mein Koran is intended to be a handbook of Arab imperialism and control. Mecca after all, becomes the center of the earth, a place you must pilgrimage to, and a place where all trade and money had to pass through.
Arberry an Englishman, produced what is arguably the best translation of the Koran; and he wrote in 'Religion in the Middle East' that: 'Islam is a peculiarly Arabian religion'. He terms Muhammadism as a fundamentalism, an uncompromising and violent belief system. One cannot understand Mein Islam, or Mein Koran, if you don't understand Arabian 7th century and indeed pre-7th century Arabian culture, since so much of Muhammadism is simply the enshrining and deification of what had gone on in Arabia for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
7th century Arab laws:
Mein Koran is littered with arcane, ridiculous and laughable 7th century Arabian laws. The political and contractual laws which existed in Muhammad's time are now deified and elevated as commandments from the moon deity; that must be obeyed. One obvious example is that in 7th century Arabia the local sheik was dictator. His 'laws' ruled. So it is with Mein Koran. The sheik is Muhammad; his handbook the only set of legal stricture one can follow. Concepts around pluralism, representation, free speech, free – will, independent thinking, individual initiative, and even rationality, do not exist in Mein Koran or Mein Submission.
In 7th century impecunious and illiterate Arabia, civil rights as an abstraction and set of laws or precedents did not of course exist. There is thus no freedom of assembly, no freedom of speech, no freedom of association, nor any freedom of the press. Muhammad famously murdered poets who mocked him. No protest is allowed within Mein Muhammadism. You simply take Sharia Law and Muhammad's diktat, and you obey it. Or else.
Women have no rights within Islam. The bedsheets are a clear indication of their chattel status – slaves of men, property of men, owned by men. In 7th century Bedouin Arabia women had no rights. Polygamy, beatings, violence, misogyny dominated that culture, and still dominates the culture of Islam today. Some 10.000 girls are daughtered-slaughtered by Moslems, each year around the world, for disobeying some aspect of patriarchal rule and Mein Koran.
Mein Koran is clear that Arab Moslems are the ubermench, the Nazified elite of the world. They rule, the rest must submit. Muhammad ranked his earliest supporters, his family and their bloodlines as the best in the Moslem world. Mein Koran makes it quite clear that Moslems have a duty to kill, dominate, oppress, and eradicate the untermensch of the world who reject Allah [or Muhammad]. Blacks are ridiculed in Mein Koran as unworthy of salvation, destined for hell. Moslems slave-traded some 10-15 million Whites, killed 50-150 million Brown Indians, and enslaved over 20 million Blacks. The Jihad is timeless. No golden rule here.
Culture is the key to understanding the Meccan moon cult of the Lord or Baal, the chief deity or ilah of Mecca, and one whose shrine was protected by Muhammad's family. Those who do not understand that Muhammadism is a cultural imperialism, are doomed to nescience, faineance and worse, about the real aims of Submission.
After conquering Mecca at the head of a 10.000 army – what 'prophet of peace' does not have a personal army ? - Muhammad bribed the Arabs to join Islam. Booty, plunder, rape and sex slavery [for the men only of course], was prescribed as divinely inspired. What 'religion' appeals to such base atavistic impulses? What metaphysics is involved in satiating the demonic appetites of lust, greed and materialism?
Gilchrist, volume 1:
“One really wonders how true faith can be bred in a people firstly by force of conquest and secondly, very soon afterwards, by material inducements. Muhammad is alleged to have told his companions "I have made use of the pelf of this world to gain the love of the people that they may become Muslims" (Sarwar, Muhammad the Holy Prophet, p. 321). There is nothing wrong in principle with the generous bestowal of a gift to gain the heart of a man (Luke 16.9), but it does seem to be a very questionable way of cementing faith in God - especially when most religions teach that the desire for possessions is irreconcilable with a true desire for spiritual riches. Jesus despised any form of ulterior or double-motive in those who flocked to him and, knowing what was in the hearts of all men, would not trust himself to those whose faith could only be obtained through the bestowal of one or other form of material benefit (John 2.24-25, 6.26). Another Muslim writer also has the prophet of Islam say:
"O Ansar, are you angry because I have given away some goods to those whom I sought to win to Islam? Because I deemed their faith confirmable by material goods whereas I deemed yours to be based on solid conviction, to be candid beyond all dissuasion?" (Haykal, The Life of Muhammad, p. 427).”
So let me understand the Muhammadan cult. If you don't join they will kill you. If you do join you are rewarded with plunder, pillage, sexual license and Allah's eternal paradise ? If this is not the definition of insanity than what is ?
Pace Gilchrist, one should also wonder about the witless worms of the modern world, who name a Jihadic cult, founded on sex, violence and murder, a 'religion of peace'.