Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Psychopathology of Islamic Homicidal Frenzy

The hard facts of life compel Islam to keep its sword drawn and be incessantly on its guard. 
-- Sayyid Qutb

Islam = ideology of genocide driven by systemic paranoia

– Igor Slamoff

Typically, Sayyid Qutb fails to mention a single one of the so-called “hard facts of life” that supposedly “compel” Mohammedans to behave like maniacs. [1] As a matter of fact Qutb’s ravings dispense with facts almost entirely, whether they be of the “hard” or the soft variety. 

Although Sayyid Qutb  seldom mentions facts, when he occasionally does make a verifiable statement about reality purporting to be a fact, he invariably reveals himself to be a pathological liar. An example is his claim that in the 19th century “an unholy alliance between Christian imperialism and Zionism was forged”.[2]

That claim is quite simply a stupendous lie, an outrageous chunk of Islamo-horseshit.

The history of the Zionist movement displays an ambivalent attitude toward European/”Christian” imperialism at best. After all, Zionism arose as a reaction against anti-Semitism, which was propagated by many European Christians, with great fluctuations over both space and time. Furthermore there was no European, let alone ”Christian” imperialism as such but instead a bevy of European imperialisms: German, French, British, Russian, Belgian, Dutch, etc., all at odds with each other.

By the same token Sayyid Qutb’s breezy assumption that  dozens of mutually distrustful Christian sects were able to agree on making an alliance with anybody, let alone with the Zionists, shows either profound ignorance or monumental mendacity, most likely both. 

The Orthodox Christian rulers of the Russian Empire, for example, were rabid anti-Semites and to accuse them of being in league with Zionists is a classic symptom of Islamic delirium.

The Jewish settlement and eventual conquest of Palestine in the 20th century was constantly thwarted by the British Empire, which was prone to kowtow to Arab public opinion and at times severely restricted Jewish immigration to Palestine so as not to offend the Arabs. Throughout the 1940s Zionists guerrillas actually made war on British troops in Palestine.  

If there were any alliances between Zionism and any European imperialism, they were fleeting, tactical and tacit.

Consequently we must conclude that the alleged “alliance” between Christianity and Zionism is merely a projection (in the Freudian sense) of Qutb’s galloping Islamo-paranoia onto the stage of world history.[3]

Sayyid Qutb thus displays the characteristic that distinguishes all genuine bullshit artists, like Charles Maurras and Adolf Hitler: factlessness, a complete lack of empirical support.  

Or perhaps one of the “hard facts” is Qutb’s  bizarre claim that being governed by jahili institutions is the same as slavery. This completely gratuitous statement is plainly contradicted by a comparison of the dictionary definitions of “government” and “slavery”.

If I start from the premise that fleas are the same thing as rhinoceroses, nobody should be astonished if I go to bed toting a big-game rifle, or go on safari armed only with bug spray.

Thus the notorious Islamic propensity for bloodshed lacks any cogent basis in reality; Qutb’s feverish discourse is merely a manifestation of the absurd nature of his initial assumptions. 

Or as a systems analyst would say: garbage in, garbage out.




[1] “It is not that Islam loves to draw its sword and chop off people’s heads with it. The hard facts of life compel Islam to keep its sword drawn and be incessantly on its guard.” In the Shade of the Qur’an, vol.3, pg. 282. My translation. [p. 243 volume 3 (surah 4) pdf ed.]  The relevant passage reads:

The assumption must never be made that jihad was only incidental to a particular
situation in a particular place, and that that situation no longer exists. It is not that
Islam loves to draw its sword and chop off people’s heads with it.  The hard facts of life compel Islam to keep its sword drawn and be incessantly on its guard. God knows that those who hold the reins of power are hostile to Islam. …This … applies to the situation today and tomorrow, in all places and throughout all generations.  [my emphasis]

Igor Slamoff comments:

To state that god X or god Y “knows” something is an unverifiable claim. Consequently it cannot be called a “fact”.

On the other hand “those who hold the reins of power are hostile to Islam" is indeed a verifiable statement. However if it “applies to the situation today and tomorrow, in all places and throughout all generations,” that means that amongst many others who “held the reins of power”, the Prophet Mohammed and the  rightly guided Caliphs were “hostile to Islam”. That is quite evidently A LIE OF COLOSSAL PROPORTIONS. Hence it too fails to qualify as a fact.
  
[2] … an unholy alliance between Christian imperialism and Zionism was forged.” Hendrik Hanzen and Peter Kainz, “Radical Islamism and Totalitarian Ideology: a Comparison of Sayyid Qutb's Islamism with Marxism and National Socialism,” Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, Vol. 8, No. 1, Mar. 2007, p. 61.
[3] Please note that none of my statements on this issue should be construed as being applicable to relations between Zionism and US imperialism, which are a horse of an entirely different color.  



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