So, if what this man says is true about today’s West causing Islamic “extremism” (it’s not true), how do we account for centuries upon centuries of violent jihad before America even existed? (Thanks to MEMRI for the video.) To refute the claim, here’s Chapter 24 from my 2011 historically accurate jihad thriller novel A Summons To Perdition:
“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them…” Quran (4:34)
In a coffee shop just off the I-25 Longmont exit, the three men sat at a table in a booth. Welch began to speak.
“I’m going to give you a thumbnail sketch rundown of the history of the three waves of jihad. And it’ll really be a rough sketch, because I don’t have time to talk about all of it. Since the 9/11 attacks back in 2001, I began to read some of the more objective authorities on Muslim doctrine. You may have heard of a guy named Frank Gaffney. He founded a sort of conservative think tank called the Center for Security Policy. He was an assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration. He put together a group of authors and experts on Islam and terrorism. He called his group Team B II. They published a book called Shariah: The Threat To America. A lot of what I’ll tell you is taken from the Team B book. Then there’s another man – a medical professor, a medical doctor, actually. He’s a great historian. His name is Andrew Bostom. He’s written a couple of scholarly books on Islam. One is called The Legacy of Jihad. So, I’ll give you some information I got from that book, too.”
Woleski interrupted, “This is all very interesting, but what does it have to do with my granddaughter’s disappearance?”
Welch took a sip of his coffee. “Look. It has everything to do with Patty’s disappearance. If Hamid Khazemi is a Muslim, and I suspect that he is, and if he’s affiliated with the Islamic Center of America, you need to know the dynamics of his background and how he came to be who he is. Now, I don’t know everything about this man and I don’t know everything about Islam, but I can tell you this: if he’s originally from Cairo, I think there’s some chance he’s hooked up with the Muslim Brotherhood.”
“Before Joe and I leave to try and find Patty, I want you to understand what his background may be and some of the sources of his Muslim beliefs. You’re an investigator, Mike. It’s important. This is going to take me a while, so if you want to order an early dinner, go ahead.”
Welch talked for about a half hour, then took a break to use the restroom. Bryerson and Woleski sat looking at each other. Following his return from the men’s room, he spoke for another twenty minutes. At the end of it, both of them just stared at him for a few moments without speaking. What Welch had told them was almost too much to fully absorb in such a short period of time.
He’d used notes from Bostom’s and Gaffney’s books as he spoke. He’d given both men a skeletal picture of centuries of war, the enslavement of conquered peoples and their subjugation under Muslim law, beginning first with the Meccan and Madinan ministries of Muhammad. He’d explained that the Koran is not assembled in chronological order, but in order of longest verses to shortest, leading to confusion among many Westerners who’ve tried to read it and found themselves puzzled by conflicting verses. He explained the doctrine of abrogation, wherein the peaceful verses dictated by Muhammad during the beginning of his ministry in Mecca were later canceled and replaced by more violent passages from his time in Madinah – after he’d assembled an army around him and accrued great power.
Then the retired detective moved on to tell them about the first wave of jihad, which began in 622 A.D. with the Muslim conquest of the Arabian Peninsula and continued through Syria, Anatolia, Transcaucasia, Mesopotamia, Persia, Khurasan, Afghanistan and Transoxiana. Muhammad was a fierce, merciless warlord and self-proclaimed prophet of God.
Next came holy war against Spain, France, Italy, the Balkans, Daghestan, Baleqares, Corsica Sardinia, Sicily, Rhodes and Cyprus. Africa fell to the armies of Islam, including Morocco, Western Algeria, Eastern Algeria, Tunisia, and Cyrenaica, Sahara, East Africa, and Egypt.
The campaigns ebbed and flowed, with a second wave of jihad launched by the Ottoman Turks in the 11th Century. This one ended at the gates of Vienna, Austria on September 11th, 1683, when the King of Poland put the Muslim army to flight and ended the siege.
The end of the Ottoman Empire, and thereby the end of the Caliphate, came at the end of World War I. But before it was over and military officer Kemal Attaturk had established his secular government in Turkey, the Ottomans slaughtered over a million Armenians in a final act of jihadist genocide.
He told them about eyewitness accounts of doctrinally sanctioned slave-taking by the Muslim armies, of merciless killings of millions of conquered people, who suffered horrible deprivations of dehydration and exposure to cold weather at the hands of their new masters. The conquered were lashed together by rawhide thongs or manacled in irons and sold like cattle. Women were raped and taken as concubines, screaming boys torn from their mother’s arms and converted to Islam, later to be used as soldiers in the advance of Shariah throughout the European, Asian and African continents. Female children became wives and concubines.
The slaughters went on in such numbers and with such cruelties that they defy modern imagination. Estimates have been made by some historians that as many as seventy million Hindus were killed by the Muslims who conquered India. In the 7th through 17th centuries, such practices were warlord business as usual. With the arrival of the 20th century, as scholar Robert Spencer had said, men who perpetrated these kinds of attacks and murders became known as terrorists.
Welch wanted to be sure that Woleski and Bryerson grasped the cruelties that Islam had imposed by way of death and destruction on an entire half of the world. And he wanted them to understand that Islam is a totalitarian system of governance, law and religious mandate – all rolled into one package. A separation between church and state is an incomprehensible set of circumstances to the Muslim people.
He moved on to the third jihad wave, which began with the formation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in 1928. The Brotherhood, the aim of which was the destruction of Western civilization from within by infiltrating all of its institutions, gave birth to virtually every modern terrorist organization in the world. The violent facet of this jihad wave was made possible by the discovery of oil in the Middle East, enabling the purchase of armaments and explosives, as well as the establishment of jihad training camps throughout the Middle East. Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, a purported ally of the West, became a major financier of the terror tactic. The United States suffered preliminary strikes at the Khobar Towers bombing, in Lebanon during the Ronald Reagan Presidency, when some two hundred forty Marines were killed by a truck bomb, when the U.S.S. Cole was bombed in Yemen, and in 1993 when the first attempt was made to level the World Trade Center in New York.
Both Woleski and Bryerson were all too familiar with the next 2001 World Trade Center attack, in which nearly three thousand Americans lost their lives.
Al Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, Taliban, all of them, were direct spawns of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Welch went on to explain most Westerners’ gross misunderstanding of Islam, which was primarily propagated with the 20th century publication of a widely acclaimed book by Edward Said, called Orientalism.
Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams and Winston Churchill all understood the nature of shariah. Rather than pay the jizyah, or monetary tribute, that was demanded to stop 18th and 19th century Muslim attacks on American vessels off the coast of North Africa, Jefferson sent the United States Marines to Tripoli to stop the Barbary Pirates from capturing merchant ships and selling their crews into slavery. From thence the Marines got their nickname leathernecks, because they wrapped tanned leather about their throats to protect themselves in battle from the Muslim scimitars that were swung at them.
Unfortunately for 20th and 21st century America, there was a terrible misjudgment of the objective of the new jihad wave and a complete lack of knowledge by several presidents about codified Muslim doctrine which instigated the many terrorist attacks that befell the United States in the 1990s and into the 2000s.
Welch continued by laying out some of the tenets of Muslim law – the denial of many basic legal rights to all women and non-Muslim men in shariah compliant states, and the many cruel punishments codified in the Koran and the Hadithe. As he’d begun this part of the lesson, Welch noticed Woleski’s facial expression beginning to change. He was alarmed and perhaps began to fully understand the possible danger in which his granddaughter had become situated by getting romantically involved with a Muslim male. For this stage of the investigation, Welch calculated that Andrew Bostom’s book had come in very handy.