UN Vote on Palestine an Effort to Punish Israel

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 01:15 PM

By Herbert London

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As a consequence, it is time for a wake up call. Liberty is in the crosshairs and the defender of that liberty, of our liberty, are the children of Israel. They are our chosen people sacrificing their blood so we may remain immune to the incursions of Islamic imperialism.

It is instructive that Islam is more than a religion; it is a religion qua political movement. Through Shariah there are rules for society and for the behavior of every individual. Make no mistake, as presently constituted, Islam is not compatible with democracy. The pillars of democratic capitalism — individual rights, the rule of law, the preservation of private property, equality of women — are simply not part of Islamic tradition.

Like many other religions, Islam conceives of the world through the bifurcated lens of good and evil. Islamic theology has two spheres in perpetual conflict: the House of Islam and the House of War. The House of Islam (dar al-Islam) embraces territory where Shariah is the law of the land, while the House of War (dar al-harb) comprises the rest of the world.

According to the Koran, the House of Islam is enjoined by Allah to make war upon the House of War until the latter is permanently assimilated into the former. While this war is sometimes hot and sometimes cold, it is permanent until Shariah reigns over the globe.

This is what Samuel Huntington understood to mean the conflict of civilizations. Most religions, of course, distinguish between believers and non-believers, but Islam goes further drawing a capital distinction between political — legal regimes: those in submission to Islam and those in rebellion. Since the West is largely in rebellion, it is the challenge to be overcome.

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