European Leaders Feared Islam State

The West is always telling Muslims that they are too sensitive and prone to believing conspiracy theories. When Muslims said that the West did not want to help Bosnian Muslims because they didn’t want a Muslim state in the heart of Europe, we were told not to be stupid.

European leaders extolled that they are humanitarians and that religion does not come into decision making on issues like this.

On October 1st, the CIA declassified three hundred documents which related to the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995 during the Bill Clinton presidency.

Now let us look at what Bill Clinton said he was told by the European leaders. The same people so eager to free Iraqis and Afghanis did not want to lift a finger to save Muslim women and children being massacred in Bosnia because they feared an Islamic state in the middle of Europe.

He also noted that one of the problem for stopping the war in Bosnia was lack of “a unified policy” among Western powers.
“On the ninth, in my first meeting with French President François Mitterrand, he made it clear to me that, although he had sent five thousand French troops to Bosnia as part of a UN humanitarian force to deliver aid and contain the violence, he was more sympathetic to the Serbs than I was, and less willing to see a Muslim-led unified Bosnia.”

Clinton adds one more factor — “some European leaders were not eager to have a Muslim state in the heart of the Balkans, fearing it might become a base for exporting extremism, a result that their neglect made more, not less, likely.”

The death of thousands of Muslims was preferable to European leaders than seeing a unified Muslims led Bosnian State.

Original Source: worldbulletin.net

How Islam made the West cool

by Khaled Diab, via the huffingtonpost.com

Those who fear Muslim influence should raise a glass to the Sultan of Style next time they freshen up, don the latest fashions or enjoy a delicious three-course meal.

In the wake of the Woolwich machete attack against an off-duty British army drummer, the stabbing in Paris of a French soldier and the Boston marathon attack, anti-Muslim sentiments have, as might be expected, increased in Europe and the United States.

In the U.K., for example, the far-right British National Party (BNP) — which had such a disastrous showing at recent local elections that it has urged it members to “do our bit for Britain and our race” by breeding more — and English Defence League have been mobilizing overtime to capitalize on the fallout.

The BNP leader Nick Griffin called ominously on supporters to “join the British resistance”, while another senior party official suggested that the men behind the London murder should be executed. Meanwhile, anti-Muslim hate crimes are running at 10 times their usual rate, according to a British government hotline.

The United States has also experienced a backlash in what Salon dubbed as the “return of the anti-Muslim bigots”. There have been hate crimes as well as suggestions for blanket spying on Muslims.

On both sides of the Atlantic, there has been growing fear of the “Islamization” of society and the notion that Muslims stand opposed to Western values is gaining traction. This is reflected in a new cross-border survey, which shows that majorities in a number of Western societies regard Islam as a threat.

As I’ve argued before, and despite my concerns over Islamic radicalism and extremism, Islam is not alien to Western civilization but an integral part of it. In fact, Islam and the Muslim influence are deeply woven into the West’s social and civilizational fabric.

Readers may well have come across historical explanations of the contributions Muslims made to modern sciences, philosophy, medicine, agriculture, sociology and other areas of learning. Here, I’d like to explore how Muslims helped make the West “cool,” shaped our modern tastes and sensibilities and gave us many things we regard as quintessentially Western, such as the café.

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The west and the Islamic world should leave one another to live and let live


If I deliberately wound up an angry, resentful acquaintance to the point where he went on a rampage and murdered someone, I like to think I would have some regrets, that the important detail would not be the fact that it was my right to make the points I did, in the manner I did, but that I had caused someone to kill and someone to die.

Similarly, I like to believe that if a teacher called to say my child was insisting on her right to criticise the physical, intellectual and social shortcomings of some of her classmates, and that it was causing those classmates distress, then I would have a word with my child about her behaviour.

I would also like to think that were I the editor of a French satirical magazine, having just watched as swaths of people across a number of countries erupted into sometimes fatal anger over a film they believed had insulted them, I would not think: “Cool. Let’s see if we can stoke that nightmare right up again.” Continue reading

[Video] West moves to Islam as Muslims move away

The British government has announced that cheap alcohol will no long be available in England. Scotland has already taken such steps. This shows that the West is moving to Islam.

Yet with their wrong interpretation of Islam on such topics as punishment of apostasy, jihad, rights of women and
minorities Muslims are moving away from the real teachings of Islam.

Op-Ed: The West v Islam?

There are some in Britain, the US and elsewhere who are intent on portraying the West and Islam as a clash of civilisations or as democracy versus the forces of darkness, but is this really the case?
It may be a cliché, but the world really did change forever on September 11, 2001. For those people in Britain who had no strong connection with the United States, that change could no longer be denied when on July 7, 2005, a “lesser” outrage occurred in London. Four suicide bombers from outside the capital boarded a train at Luton, and shortly murdered 52 innocent people as well as injuring hundreds; the victims included foreign tourists. The 7/7 cell consisted of 4 Moslems; 3 of Asian extraction, and one black. The Asians had all been born and raised in West Yorkshire, and the black, Germaine Lindsay (aka Abdullah Shaheed Jamal) although a native of Jamaica, had also grown up in Yorkshire. Under other circumstances they might have regarded themselves as Yorkshiremen, and would probably have been accepted as such by most of their white neighbours, albeit at times with some reservations.

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Islam and The West

Muslim women

As a result of globalization, a burka-clad girl from some backwater Afghan or Turkish village can now find herself inhabiting the same space as female college student in Paris sporting a bare midriff. What role does Islam play in the West today? Is its influence possible to manage?

As Muslims become an increasingly prominent part of Europe’s social landscape, sociologists and politicians try to understand how non-Muslim Europeans feel about Islam, as well as what Muslim communities make of the continent’s native values and lifestyles.
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Freedom in the West?

Freedom

We are told much about freedom in the West. Everyone is free to preach, practise and propagate their religion. Sadly, the reality is so different. In Switzerland, mosques cannot have minarets, in France women’s hijab is forcibly removed and the in the US, the bastion of the Western Values . . . read below

Religious Land Use Protection and Mosques

Why the West craves materialism & why the East sticks to religion

Imran KhanBy Imran Khan and originally published on ArabNews.

My generation grew up at a time when colonial hang up was at its peak. Our older generation had been slaves and had a huge inferiority complex of the British. The school I went to was similar to all elite schools in Pakistan. Despite gaining independent, they were, and still are, producing replicas of public schoolboys rather than Pakistanis.

I read Shakespeare, which was fine, but no Allama Iqbal — the national poet of Pakistan. The class on Islamic studies was not taken seriously, and when I left school I was considered among the elite of the country because I could speak English and wore Western clothes.

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Lahori Ahmadis’ promoting true Islam to West

It is easy to mock and to ridicule. This does not require any effort and does nothing for the propagation of Islam.

Our opponents have mocked and ridiculed us, like court jesters but what have they done to promote the image of Islam in the West or, indeed, anywhere in the world? The picture below seems to sum it up.

In his recent book the independent historian and scholar Eric Germain looks at the way The Ahmadiyya Movement, with few resources, devoted itself to the propagation of Islam. The question then arises : Why did we expend such effort for propagation of Islam if we are not Muslims?

Keep mocking, we do not care. We will keep working to bring the true message of Islam to the people.

Excerpts from the book can be read here

Does Salvation lie in blindly following the West Final Part

The final part of this three part mini series discussing whether the salvation of the Muslim ummah lies in blindly following the West or returning to the principles laid down in the Holy Quran.

You can watch the first two parts by scrolling down and clicking on the posts from the related items section.

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Does Salvation lie in blindly following the West?

This is the second part on this discussion, the first can be found by scrolling down and clicking on the link from the related items.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad continues to speak about whether the salvation of the Muslim ummah lies in blindly following the West or returning to the principles laid down in the Holy Quran.

He points out Muslims were successful at the time of birth of Islam because they followed principles of the Holy Quran and not because they followed the West

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