French    German    Spain    Italian    Arabic    Chinese Simplified    Russian

Western Civilisation

Until the advent of materialism and 19th c. dogma, Western Civilisation was  superior to anything Islam had developed.  Islam has not aided in the development of the modern world; in fact civilisation has only been created in spite of Islam.  Proof of this resides in the 'modern' world and the unending political-economic and spiritual poverty of Muslim states and regions.  Squatting on richer civilisations is not 'progress'.  Islam is pagan, totalitarian, and irrational.   

Back     Printer Friendly Version  

Monday, April 9, 2007

Bookmark and Share

Book Review: ‘Religion of Peace? Islam’s War Against the World’, by G.M. Davis

Trees without roots cannot grow.

by Ferdinand III

G.M. Davis’ book is a supporting work for a documentary he produced called, ‘Islam: What the West Needs to Know’, which is a politically incorrect film highlighting the history and organization of Islamic fascism. Like the documentary Davis’ book is a very good high-level overview of what animates the 1400 year Islamic jihad. Davis provides many sources and insights which gives the reader an un-sanitized version of Islamic fascism which is a political construct that desires the unification of the world under Islamic law.

Davis is not an ivory tower academic. With a PhD in Political Science from Stanford, Davis is also a media entrepreneur, field researcher and has spent years compiling information on Islamic fascism and fundamentalism. Both his book and his film offer compelling evidence that the West has no idea what it is facing and needs to reorder its immigration; security, foreign affairs and military policies quickly.

Appropriately Davis begins his book with quotes from left-wing apologists for Islam. Bill Clinton is quoted from an August 20 1998 speech saying, ‘….no religion condones the murder of innocent men…..profane the great religion in whose name they claim to act.’ Hillary the dumpy but erstwhile contender for the American throne stated on January 21 1999 that, ‘We honor the universal values that are embodied in Islam…to live in peace…strengthen the United States as a nation.' And the ridiculously corrupt and incompetent Kofi Annan the former UN Secretary General who 3 days after September 11 2001 said, ‘…And I think the message is clear….Islam is a religion of peace.’ Thanks Bill, Hillary and Kofi.

Davis clearly states the problem with these left-liberal/populist viewpoints on page xv, ‘Engaging in violence against non-Muslims is not a fringe idea but a central tenet of Islam. Unlike religions more familiar to Westerners, Islam is less a personal faith than a political ideology.’ This message is almost never uttered in the Western media nor in the hallowed halls of ‘higher’ education.

The Clintons and Annan are of course well practiced political liars. Their assessment that all is great and good, and that the West, the Jews, or a small Islamic lunatic fringe is to blame for Islamic jihad is historically preposterous. Three hundred million dead fertilize historical soils thanks to Islamic war and violence. The jihad as Davis promises is not going to stop soon, ‘…the fact is we are in a global religious conflict with an adversary who intends to destroy or conquer us and who has been hard at work at both for fourteen centuries.’

Davis supports his theme – that Islam has been on a 1400 year war against any and all non-Muslims – by first addressing the ‘root cause’ of Islamic hate and terror which is the Koran and its attendant writings and laws. As Davis rightly notes the Islamic world defines reality as ‘them’ vs. ‘us’. ‘Them’ in Islamic terminology are the un-believers who live in the House of War [Dar al-harb]. Jihad is the struggle to dominate and overcome the House of War. For Muslims the Koran and Sharia law are the only means to organize society.

Conflict is thus assured, as Davis writes, ‘The dichotomy between the House of Islam and the House of War is suggestive of other, more modern ideologies such as Communism and National Socialism. Both Communism and National Socialism divide the world into two warring spheres based on political orientation.’

Differences between the 3 creeds exist, but it is the creation of a utopia based on Islam, race or class organization, which ensures that these political ideologies war against all other civilizations which do not submit. Islam after all means ‘submission’ and the word is chosen on purpose not by accident.

Davis criticizes the naïve and feeble minded attempts to defend Islam by for example invoking the oft-used ‘Islamic reign of tolerance’ or ‘Islam’s Golden Age’. As Davis points out, Islamic empires were supremacist with Muslims ruling and the rest submissive slaves and second class citizens. Taxation, forced conversions on pain of death, wide-spread violence against non-believers, and the use of massive amounts of slave labor to sustain economic development whilst the Muslims squatted on trade routes and more advanced societies is detailed by Davis. One of my favorite sentences is when he refers to Vlad the Romanian Impaler [the basis of Dracula], who impaled his Turkish tormenters on stakes – an act that the Muslims and Turks were very fond of committing themselves. ‘Vlad the Ironic’ is more appropriate.

Davis also makes the important point that as the Muslims destroyed the more advanced, urbane, intelligent and progressive dhimmi peoples [the Jews, the Christians, the Greeks, and the Pagan North Africans], Muslim society declined as well. As the Muslim slave machine grounded the dhimmis into death or exile, the inevitable weakening of the Muslim empire ensued. Once rich areas such as Egypt, Sicily, Spain or the Levant declined – eternal beacons for the power hungry and empire addicted and lands coveted for their wealth and advancement – Western domination was only a matter of time. Far from being the oft-cited polyglot, happy, care-free, ‘je ne sais quoi….’ empire of politically correct fantasy, the Muslim caliphate, dominate in the Mediterranean area at least in part, from 640 AD until 1918 AD, was a slave-holding, class-ridden, murderous, economically backwards totalitarian state.

Davis next identifies major sections of the Koran and the Hadiths [writings about Mohammed] as being fascist and totalitarian in content, intent and practice. As Davis rightly says, ‘The Koran has no parallel in Western civilization….the Koran is the words of Allah verbatim….the Koran was revealed through….Mohammed to humankind.’ So the Koran is not a human, but a ‘god’s’ [or in my view a moon-cult’s image thereof], construction. Why then is the Islamic Koran so violent, hateful, and willing to demand the destruction of Jews and Christians if a ‘god’ of peace wrote it?

Davis makes a mockery of the claim that the Koran is founded on peace. He outlines key Suras or sayings that demand war and jihad. He also makes the historically valid claim that as Mohammed became older and more powerful, so did his sayings and the Suras become more bloody and hateful, ‘However, as Mohammed’s position in Medina solidified and the Muslims developed a political and military presence, verses of an entirely different nature came to the Prophet.’ An example is the last Sura in the Koran [#9] which says, ‘..then kill the Mushrikun [unbelievers] wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush.’

The sura goes on to say that if they convert to Islam then let them live. The idea is clear – convert or die – hardly an ideology of tearful brotherly love, or ‘do unto others as you would have done unto you.’

Davis then explores the life of Mohammed who is ostensibly Islam’s ‘ideal man’. The Hadiths or stories about Mohammed are critically reviewed by Davis. These stories reveal a man who is about as saintly as Hitler, and about as moral as Stalin. It is obvious that, as Davis makes out, Mohammed was a political and military leader and a bloody violent one at that. Mohammed led 80-odd military missions; killed dozens of men with his own hands; took huge ransoms and pillage for himself and had his Muslim bands literally murder or kill thousands of innocents. Before he died he adjured his Muslim leaders to conquer the world and destroy as necessary first steps in such a goal, the Christian Byzantian empire and the Zoroastrian Persian empire. A Christ-like figure Mohammed was not.

Davis next compiles the horrific military conquests over 1400 years by Islamic-Arab armies. The history lesson is instructive for those who believe that Arabs were resident in Africa, the Near East, Turkey and beyond before say the Christians, Jews, Greeks or pagan-animists of these lands. Arab armies began the Islamicization of huge swathes of the globe in 632 A.D. and along with Turks and converted tribes, established by 1400 A.D. a loose Islamic empire stretching from the Atlantic to Indonesia. They conquered and slaughtered millions of Jews, Greeks, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and pagans across huge areas of the globe. Jewish civilization for instance, resident in Israel 2000 years before the Arab onslaught was eradicated in 10 short years. It was conquest not love which spread Islam.

So today in our modern world, supposedly so advanced and enlightened, what should we do?

Davis warns the reader that, ‘Unhappily there is a great deal of commonality among the aims of Islam and the Western political left, both of which target traditional Western society, Christianity, and the integrity of the nation state. In order to survive, the West will have to rediscover those ideas, traditions and principles…’ Hence the full circle is drawn and connected with the opening paragraphs in which he quotes leading political socialists and populists who profess admiration and love for Islam.

Davis’ admonition is certainly valid but I would hasten to point out that it is not the Marxist-appeasing elements of the Christian faith that we need to ‘rediscover’ for sadly these are quite vibrant, but the ideas of faith, mission, hope, charity, civilized ethos and civilized development which need rediscovering. Western civilization stretching from the ancient Greeks, through the Roman empire, to the colossi – legal, mental and spiritual - of the Enlightenment, and stretching forth into our modern world is what we need to rediscover.

Political correctness. Wretched Marxist socialist populism. Mindless culture. Appeasement. Faithlessness.

These are not the elements that animate a civilization which is sure of itself. Davis’ book is a trumpet blast and a call to arms.

G.M. Davis 'Religion of Peace?' World Ahead Publishing 2006

Article Comments:

Related Articles:

Books Reviewed

12/10/2023:  EurArabia and EU Dhimmitude

11/5/2023:  The Palestinian Delusion, by Robert Spencer

9/4/2023:  'The Templars', by Michael Haag

8/27/2023:  The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam, Jonathan Riley-Smith (2008)

7/30/2023:  Simon Webb: ‘The Forgotten Slave Trade; The White European Slaves of Islam’

7/5/2023:  Scanderbeg: A History of George Castriota and the Albanian Resistance to Islamic Expansion

6/29/2023:  Defenders of the West. Raymond Ibrahim. Another must-read.

6/21/2023:  A must read book, Raymond Ibrahim’s ‘Sword and Scimitar’.

5/29/2023:  Judith Herrin, ‘Byzantium. The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire’.

5/26/2023:  Review: 'Byzantium and the Crusades', by Johnathan Harris.

5/18/2023:  Johathan Harris, The Lost World of Byzantium

5/13/2023:  History of the Byzantine Empire, Sir Charles Oman, 272 pages, 2018

11/7/2022:  Christopher Dawson 'Religion and the rise of Western culture'

8/26/2022:  Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity. By Peter Brown

4/14/2022:  Henri Pirenne, 'A History of Europe: From the Invasions to the XVI Century'

1/22/2022:  ‘Through the Eye of A Needle’ by Peter Brown

11/28/2021:  Peter Hammond: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam. Exposing the moon cult and Jihad

11/14/2021:  The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200–1000. Peter Brown.

10/4/2021:  Henri Pirenne: Mohammed and Charlemagne

9/27/2021:  Henri Pirenne: Mohammed and Charlemagne. Rome never 'Fell'. It was replaced.

8/9/2021:  The Catholic Enlightenment, Ulrich L. Lehner. Nicholas Bergier, defender of the Church.

8/8/2021:  The New World Order, by A. Ralph Epperson

7/15/2021:  The Catholic Enlightenment, Ulrich L. Lehner. From the 16th century to Pope Francis.

7/9/2021:  The Catholic Enlightenment, by Ulrich L. Lehner

3/29/2021:  The Clock and the Camshaft, J. W. Farrell

3/20/2021:  Bearing False Witness, by Rodney Stark, #2.

3/17/2021:  Bearing False Witness, by Rodney Stark, #1.

2/5/2021:  ‘Slavery, Terrorism and Islam’ by Peter Hammond

1/27/2021:  Emmet Scott 'The Impact of Islam' and the mythical Golden Age of Muhammadan Spain

1/24/2021:  The Impact of Islam, by Emmet Scott (part two)

1/20/2021:  The Impact of Islam, by Emmet Scott (part one)

11/20/2020:  The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery, by Seb Falk. Science and sphericity.

11/11/2020:  The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery, by Seb Falk

10/16/2020:  The Age of Plunder, by W. G. Hoskins

10/11/2020:  Michael Wood's 'In Search of The Dark Ages'. Plenty of light, the basis of civilisation

9/8/2020:  The Glory of the Crusades, Steve Weidenkopf (2014)

8/5/2020:  C.S. Lewis and 'The Abolition of Man' by Steve Turley

12/18/2019:  The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Spencer

12/11/2019:  Islam: Religion of Peace?: The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-Up, Fr. Portella

11/25/2019:  2030: Your Children's Future in Islamic Britain, by David Vincent

4/28/2016:  History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution - James MacCaffrey

2/24/2016:  Morris Bishop, 'The Middle Ages'

11/6/2015:  “Medieval Lives” by Alan Ereira, Terry Jones and the 'other side' of the Monkish orders

11/6/2015:  Medieval Lives by Alan Ereira, Terry Jones

8/18/2015:  Dr. Robert Morey, 'Islam Unveiled' – The Real Desert Storm

8/16/2015:  R. A. Morey, 'Islam Unveiled', 1991

1/18/2015:  Ataturk in the Nazi Imagination, by Stefan Ihrig

11/28/2014:  The poorly named Enlightenment - James Hitchcock, History of the Catholic Church

11/27/2014:  Michael Coren's 'Hatred: Islam's war against Christianity' Read it.

11/20/2014:  "The Catholic Church and Science" by Benjamin Wiker

11/14/2014:  Michael Coren: 'Hatred; Islam's war on Christianity'. Stating the obvious.

11/11/2014:  Collins and Christian-Catholic Culture in the West

11/4/2014:  The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, the Creation of Europe in the 10th Century P. Collins

7/25/2014:  James Hitchcock, The History of the Catholic Church

7/19/2014:  William Muir, 1868, 'Life of Mahomet' - the madness revealed

6/30/2014:  Garwood: 'Flat Earth' - a belief only held by atheists and evolutionists

5/1/2014:  How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity by Rodney Stark

4/23/2014:  The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, + Western Success - Rodney Stark

3/31/2014:  John Freely: 'Before Galileo', Kuhn and the real history of real science.

3/25/2014:  John Freely: 'Before Galileo', Diophantus to Bradwardine, review 2

3/15/2014:  Book Review: John Freely and 'Before Galileo'

2/19/2014:  Christianity, Islam and Atheism by William Kilpatrick (2)

2/18/2014:  Christianity, Islam and Atheism by William Kilpatrick

6/28/2013:  Raymond Ibrahim 'Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians'

4/24/2013:  Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church by George Weigel

4/21/2013:  Robert Spencer: 'Moslem Persecution of Christians'

4/13/2013:  Book Review: Islam: Evil in the name of God

3/31/2013:  The Triumph of the Risen. The Truth of Christianity.

1/12/2013:  Book Review 2: God and Reason In the Middle Ages, by Edward Grant

1/7/2013:  Book Review 1: God and Reason In the Middle Ages, by Edward Grant

1/3/2013:  The Early Middle Ages 400-1000, Editor Rosamund McKitterick, Short Oxford History of Europe

12/17/2012:  Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity, by Michael Coren

12/10/2012:  Medieval Technology and Social Change, Lynn White Jr., Oxford Press, 1968

11/29/2012:  Book Review: Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America, Kenneth Timmerman

11/28/2012:  Book Review: Islamophobia, by Robert Spencer.

11/25/2012:  Part 2: The Gies' - Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel, Review

11/23/2012:  The Gies': Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel, Review.

11/13/2012:  Book: The cult of the Moon God, by Brian Wilson

10/31/2012:  Review 2: Islam Dismantled, Sujit Das, Ali Sina

10/29/2012:  Book Review 1: Islam Dismantled by Sujit Das, Ali Sina

9/22/2012:  Book Review: Michael Coren, 'Why Catholics are Right'.

9/3/2012:  Book Review, Why the West is Best, by Ibn Warraq, Part Two

8/29/2012:  Book Review, Why the West is Best, by Ibn Warraq, Part One

6/12/2012:  Book Review: Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide. David Nicolle.

6/6/2012:  Review 2: Diane Moczar, Islam at the Gates, How Christendom defeated the Ottoman Turks

5/31/2012:  Review 1: Diane Moczar, Islam at the Gates, How Christendom defeated the Ottoman Turks

5/26/2012:  The Early Middle Ages 400-1000, Editor Rosamund McKitterick, Short Oxford History of Europe

4/13/2012:  Review, Emmet Scott: 'Mohammed and Charlemagne'

4/10/2012:  Henri Pirenne, 'Mohammed and Charlemagne' – Part 2

4/7/2012:  Book Review: Henri Pirenne, Mohammed and Charlemagne – Part One

1/29/2012:  Andrew Wheatcroft's, 'The Enemy at the Gate'

1/22/2012:  Book Review: Defenders of the Faith, by James Reston Jr.

1/11/2012:  Book Review: Norman Berdichevsky, 'The Left is not always Right'

12/10/2011:  Book Review, Nigel Cliff's 'Holy War' – good but flawed.

11/7/2011:  'How Civilizations Die', D. P. Goldman, 2011, 270 pgs.

10/21/2011:  'Religion and the Rise of Western Culture' – Christopher Dawson [Kindle Edition]

9/29/2011:  Book Review: Bynum's 'Allah is Dead'

9/16/2011:  Middle Age Dynamism

8/13/2011:  Malise Ruthven, 'Islam in the World' and the Kabaa-Hajj paganism.

8/12/2011:  EJ Brill and the Ka'ba

8/11/2011:  F.E. Peters and the pagan origins of the Kabaa Shrine

7/14/2011:  Benjamin Walker, Foundations of Islam: The Making of a World Faith 

4/12/2011:  Martin Gilbert: 'In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands', part 3.

4/6/2011:  Martin Gilbert: 'In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands', part 2.

4/3/2011:  Review part 1: Martin Gilbert 'In Ishmael's House'. A History of Jews living in Muslim lands.

3/31/2011:  Book Review: Susan Bauer, 'The History of the Medieval World'

3/24/2011:  Book Review: Empires of the Sea, by Roger Crowley. [The Final Battle for the Mediterranean]

3/22/2011:  Book Review: Will Israel survive? By Dr. Mitchell Bard, expert on Israel's political-economy.

3/20/2011:  Book Review ‘The Great War for Civilization', by Robert Fisk

3/18/2011:  Book Review: Bruce Bawer's “Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom”, Doubleday, May 2009.

3/15/2011:  Book Review: World War IV and Beyond, by Richard Hobbs.

3/11/2011:  Alan Dershowitz's: 'The Case for Israel.'

3/5/2011:  Leaving Islam, by Ibn Warraq

2/18/2011:  Review part 2: D. S. Margoliouth, 'The Early Development of Mohammedanism', 1913.

2/12/2011:  Review: D. S. Margoliouth, 'The Early Development of Mohammedanism', 1913.

12/21/2010:  Robert R. Reilly, 'The Closing of the Muslim Mind'. The Communal Fascism of Islam.

12/19/2010:  Robert R. Reilly, 'The Closing of the Muslim Mind'.

10/22/2010:  Rodney Stark, 'For the Glory of God'

10/20/2010:  Andrew McCarthy, 'The Grand Jihad, How Islam and the Left Sabotage America'.

10/18/2010:  Book Review: 'The Dhimmi. Jews and Christians under Islam.' Bat Ye'or.

10/8/2010:  Jamie Glazov: 'United in Hate'. Indeed they are. The Leftards and Muslims that is.

8/31/2010:  'The Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs', Robert Spencer

8/9/2010:  Amil Imani: Iranian and former-Muslim writes about the pagan savagery that is Islam.

7/15/2010:  Book Review: Baran's 'The Other Muslims: Moderate and Secular'. A fantasy novel.

6/29/2010:  Serge Trifkovic: 'The Sword of the Prophet'. Jihad, Jihad and endless Jihad.

6/28/2010:  Serge Trifkovic: 'The Sword of the Prophet'. The Madness of Muhammad.

6/5/2010:  Review, 'Medieval Civilization 400-1500' by Jacques Le Goff.

5/31/2010:  Fregosi and Islam's endless Jihad.

5/27/2010:  Book Review, 'The Civilization of the Middle Ages', by Norman Cantor, 1993.

5/21/2010:  Book Review: 'Islam's Black Slaves', by Ronald Segal, 2001.

5/9/2010:  Book Review: 'Race and Slavery in the Middle East.' by Bernard Lewis, 1990.

5/6/2010:  Book Review: 'Slavery in the Arab World', by Murray Gordon, 1987.

5/5/2010:  Book Review: R. C Davis; 'Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters', 2004 edition.

5/1/2010:  Book review: The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran, by Robert Spencer.

4/28/2010:  Book Review; Thomas Cahill, 'Mysteries of the Middle Ages', 317 pages.

4/9/2010:  Book Review: 'The Islamic Anti-Christ', Joel Richardson, 2009, WND Books.

3/26/2010:  Book Review: Wafa Sultan, 'A God Who Hates'. 2009, 244 pages.

3/19/2010:  Book Review: Brigitte Gabriel, “They Must be Stopped”. 2009. 240 pages.

3/1/2010:  Book Review; M. A. Khan “Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery”

2/22/2010:  Book Review: 'Defeating Political Islam' by Moorthy Muthuswamy

2/13/2010:  'Holy Warriors' – the Arab devastation of the Mediterranean

2/10/2010:  Henri Pirenne and why the 'Dark Ages' occurred.

2/20/2009:  Book Review: 'The Great Arab Conquests', by Hugh Kennedy.

1/22/2009:  Book Review - 'Chasing a Mirage' by Tarek Fatah. [2008, Wiley and Son, 410 pages.]

6/15/2008:  Book Review: 'Islamic Imperialism – A History.' By Efraim Karsh.

1/7/2008:  Book Review: Ed Husain, 'The Islamist'

11/22/2007:  Book Review: 'The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy', by Walid Phares

10/16/2007:  Robert Spencer's superb book: 'Religion of Peace: Why Christianity is and Islam isn't'

9/21/2007:  Book Review: 'Infidel' by Ayaan Hirsi Ali- a Somalian-Dutch Muslim Apostate

5/2/2007:  Book Review: Islam The Arab Imperialism, By Anwar Shaikh

4/9/2007:  Book Review: ‘Religion of Peace? Islam’s War Against the World’, by G.M. Davis

2/12/2007:  Book review – ‘The Truth about Mohammad’, by Robert Spencer

2/11/2007:  Book review of 'Because they hate' by Brigitte Gabriel