Today at The Catholic Thing there is useful information about Islam and its tenets.
Is “Dawa” in your vocabulary?
So, what do you know about dawa? You know what jihad is, and what sharia is. That is Islamic vocabulary 101.
At the more advanced end of the lexicon are terms such as taqiyya (a form of lying specifically permitted to advance the cause of Islam). Or the formerly obscure taharrush, which might sound familiar inasmuch as it – the practice of groups of men surrounding and sexually assaulting women in public – rudely materialized in several European cities recently. That there is a name for it suggests it is a frequent enough occurrence. Charming.
[… cutting out a bit which you should read, over there…]
Dawa can be likened to proselytizing, but it is much more than that. It might be summed up as the insidious project to Islamize the world – as cultural imperialism bent on corroding Western liberties and ultimately imposing sharia law. It is an all-encompassing precursor to jihad, a summons to conquer non-violently, and utilizes any number of mechanisms to achieve that end.
[…] [Years ago I read a transcription of a Friday sermon by an imam in Italy. He told his listeners to “take their women”. “If before we did not win with the long sword, we will win with the short sword.” This is an example of dawa.]
Dawa is nothing short of the effort to subvert from within. It is “to the Islamists of today what the ‘long march through the institutions’ was to twentieth-century Marxists.” We have a hard time imagining the immutable designs of Islam, even though Islamic leaders themselves forthrightly say they will conquer Europe and America though dawa, not the sword. [!]
It would be hard to find this more explicitly spelled out than in the Strategic Plan of the Muslim Brotherhood for North America – a land they see as territory to be settled:
The [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
To bring this about, alas, they are to become masters in the art of cooperation and coalition building. Authorities happened to stumble upon that document back in 2004, making their partners in “dialogue”– however much they want to seek common ground – all the more willfully credulous today.
We must not be ignorant of the tenets of the dominant religions of the world (including our own). Words matter, because they convey concepts which dedicated adherents of religions put into practice.
I recommend The Grand Jihad by Andrew McCarthy. This explains how and why the liberal left coddles and cooperates in the destruction of Western culture.
And, of course…
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