This is an article in the series A Look Into Islam.

Radical Islam is at war with, well, everyone. Muslims, in the name of their religion, are killing Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and each other. What is it about Islam that is fueling these killings? In this post, I have two movies for you to watch. The first is an hour-long show broadcast by Glenn Beck on CNN.

[12/30/2006] OK, since YouTube has yanked the Glenn Beck video, you can find the full copy over at Euphoric Reality. It’s down near the bottom in a small link. You can also download the video itself (under 30 MB).

The second broadcast in the same vein was done by Fox News. They based their show on a great documentary called Obsession. I have the first of six parts below with the links for the other parts following it.

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

I have said that radical Islam is at war with everyone, and you can see that with the map of Xs that spread across the globe. It is in the first part of the Fox News show starting at 7 minutes in.

So, can you continue to deny that radical Islam is at war with the U.S. and the West when they say so in their own words?

Muslims are raging against the Pope’s words. Yeah, like Muslim rage is anything new. Here’s what I wrote about the Muslim rage over the Danish Mohammed cartoons back in February 2006.

It is a mistake to think that Muslims can be placated by apologizing for these cartoons. If they had not set off the Muslims, something else would have done just as well. This is the ideological equivalent of a child’s tantrum, pure and simple — a violent, unreasonable demand that the world fear Muslim might and kowtow to every Muslim sensibility. And like all tantrums, if we choose to defer to the first angry outburst, more and worse ones are sure to follow.

So there is just one thing to say about all this: “Suck it up, Muslim crybabies!”

Not that you need more proof over the brittle nature of Islam, but here is one more quote to hammer the concept home:

“Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence,” [Pakistan's] Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.

This is as nonsensical a position as the classic BBS tagline of “Believe in a loving god, Infidel, or die!”

Here is a longish quote from TigerHawk’s post on Infantilizing Muslim rage, and his whole post is well worth reading.

Just about the entire world knows that that Pope Benedict XVI gave a speech on Tuesday condemning religious conversion by violence. The Muslim “street” did not respond until Friday, when the leaders of the Muslim religion called for their faithful to surge into the streets in an orgy of rage and violence. Not content only to burn Christian churches (neither of which follow the Catholic pope), they turned on themselves. Never in the history of Christianity has a pope been proven correct so quickly and demonstrably.

Predictably, the greatest beneficiaries of the Western enlightenment blamed reason, the true victim of Muslim rage through the ages. The editors of The New York Times said this morning, to the eternal discredit of that once great paper, that

[t]he world listens carefully to the words of any pope. And it is tragic and dangerous when one sows pain, either deliberately or carelessly. He needs to offer a deep and persuasive apology, demonstrating that words can also heal.

This is obscene. Apart from its factual inaccuracy — there is no evidence that any of the enraged Muslims “listened carefully” to the words of the pope — this is like blaming a beaten wife for provoking the bastard who throttles her. It is the leaders of prayers in the mosques of the Muslim world who call on their faithful to riot in the streets. It is they who sow pain and incite violence, and anybody unburdened by a loathing of Western civilization knows it. Pope Benedict has nothing to apologize for. The leading clerics of the Muslim world have a great deal to apologize for.

Sadly, Pope Benedict is caving to the Muslim rage in a non-apology way of apologizing.

“The Holy Father is very sorry that some passages of his speech may have sounded offensive to the sensibilities of Muslim believers,” the statement said.

If you cave to a spoiled brat, you teach them that a temper-tantrum is the way to solve all their problems, and your apology will never be enough. Here’s the next two paragraphs from the BBC report proving the case.

But Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said the statement did not go far enough and called on the pontiff to apologise in person.

“The Vatican Secretary of State says that the Pope is sorry because his statements had been badly interpreted, but there is no bad interpretation,” Abdel Moneim Abul Futuh, a senior official from the opposition party told AFP.

I’ll say it again — “Suck it up, Muslim crybabies!”

As could be easily predicted, Muslims are angry over the recent words of Pope Benedict XVI. Here’s a lovely image of the “Religion of Peace” entering into a calm dialogue over the Pope’s comments as posted at the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom.

Religion of Peace?

If I were to caption this image, I’d call it, “Believe Islam is a Religion of Peace or burn in hell, you son of a pig infidel!”

Anyone with a better caption?

UPDATE (9/15/2006 12:13:46 PM): Proving that he is on top of things, Charles of Little Green Footballs has several good links about this issue:

Anyone Who Describes Islam As Intolerant Encourages Violence
AFP- Benedicts Blunder
Hamas Lectures Pope on Islam
This Just In- Muslims Furious

Pope Benedict XVI spoke recently in Germany, and as I see it, he spoke the truth while quoting another person.

In his speech at Regensburg University, the German-born pontiff explored the historical and philosophical differences between Islam and Christianity and the relationship between violence and faith.

Stressing that they were not his own words, he quoted Emperor Manual II Paleologos of the Byzantine Empire, the Orthodox Christian empire which had its capital in what is now the Turkish city of Istanbul.

The emperor’s words were, he said: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

The Pope’s comments were followed quickly with predictable responses from members of the “Religion of Peace:”

Religious leader Ali Bardakoglu said the Pope’s comments represented what he called an “abhorrent, hostile and prejudiced point of view”.

A senior Pakistani Islamic scholar, Javed Ahmed Gamdi, said jihad was not about spreading Islam with the sword.

Well, if jihad isn’t about spreading Islam with the sword, Gamdi had better get the word out to his co-religionists. Here’s what a few of Gamdi’s fellow Muslims proclaimed in 1998 about the nature of jihad:

And ulema have throughout Islamic history unanimously agreed that the jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries. This was revealed by Imam Bin-Qadamah in “Al- Mughni,” Imam al-Kisa’i in “Al-Bada’i,” al-Qurtubi in his interpretation, and the shaykh of al-Islam in his books, where he said: “As for the fighting to repulse [an enemy], it is aimed at defending sanctity and religion, and it is a duty as agreed [by the ulema]. Nothing is more sacred than belief except repulsing an enemy who is attacking religion and life.”

On that basis, and in compliance with God’s order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims:

The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty God, “and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together,” and “fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God.”

So, Mr. Gamdi, if this fatwa is wrong, I’d like to see where you publicly proclaimed that it is wrong. I’d like to see a fatwa or two from you against Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abu-Yasir Rifa’i Ahmad Taha, Shaykh Mir Hamzah, and Fazlul Rahman, who issued that proclamation back in 1998.

As for Bardokoglu, who called the Pope’s quoted text an “abhorrent, hostile and prejudiced point of view”–I’d like him, or any other Muslim apologist, to point out some teaching unique to Mohammed that isn’t evil and inhuman, just as Emperor Paleologos said.

I’ll wait.