Book Review: A Little Matter of Genocide

 

If the reader has not read literature like this before, he should have a great amount of ice nearby and a punch back ready.

The ice to cool the anger and rage that he feels when he puts the book down and the punch back when he picks it back up and sees the horrible atrocities listed in painful detail.

A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present is – for the first time in English – a complete and exhaustive one volume catalogue of the extermination of 100 million people from Columbus and then later the Americans all the way up to and continuing today.

There are other works of this type but they are many volumes and quite technical. Ward Churchill manages to distill all of this material into a hefty volume that is both readable, witty, full of promise and a source laden sword that one can take into any intellectual battle.

Setting the stage like a true scholar, Churchill defines terms, the most important being the term ‘genocide.’ As a stroke of genius he brings the very one who coined the term to prove that 1) no one has a monopoly on suffering or pain and that 2) the word genocide must be used within careful parameters to prevent it losing the power in the word.

The one who fails to understand these two points will either classify chickens turning on a rotisserie at Kentucky Fried chicken as a holocaust/genocide or only count one or two occurrences in history as ‘unique’ in tragic consequences.

Dr. Churchill, with great force and literary gusto, lays to rest the liberal flim-flam of ‘well, everyone in the world has done their fair share of slaughters; it’s just the way of the world.’

Maybe the Mongols did kill 42 million Chinese over 20 years, but they didn’t pass out poison blankets that they had thrust against their genitals and syphilis/small pox racked bodies.

Sure, some Christians were fed to the lions in Roman times, but other than the Crusaders (who killed 100,000 Muslims in Antioch in one day and then 70,000 at least at Jerusalem with some reports of them eating the bodies) who has played kick ball with heads and sold genitals in markets?

Yes, some of the ancient Arabs cut off heads as a penalty and trophy in war – but who (other than the Germanic Nazi cousins of the mainly Germanic Americans) hung them up at sky lodges or kept them in jars for generations?

The reader punches the air in victory when reading such verbal volleys as:

“Not to be outdone, the more prominent John Zerzan makes the utterly bizarre insinuation that, whatever happened to them, native people have no complaint since they themselves were “guilty” of having “colonised” plant life in their pre-Columbian fields. Sieg heil.” (A Little Matter of Genocide, pp. 6-7).

Then there is also:

“My response, at least in its’ short version, was (and remains) that celebration of Columbus and the European conquest of the Western Hemisphere he set off is generally analogous to celebration of the glories of Nazism and Heinrich Himmler.” (A Little Matter of Genocide, pp. 80-81).

And finally the always memorable footnote:

“Concerning shellfish  as an indicator of the extent the Columbia River has been contaminated, it should have been noted that a Hanford worker who dined on oysters harvested near the river’s mouth in 1962 reportedly ingested sufficient radioactivity in the process that he triggered the plant’s radiation alarm upon returning to work.” (A Little Matter of Genocide, pp. 321-322, second paragraph note on p. 322).

Churchill began his work by discussing the deafening silence surrounding the past and continued genocide of native people in the United States. When he tried to confront this beast, he was only rejected with scorn heaped upon him.

Persuasively and considered offensively, he makes the case that those who deny the Indian genocide are the same as those who deny the holocaust in the face of such overwhelming evidence.

Columbus receives a thorough treatment in the following chapter and removes the mask that is held in place by the American Educational Industrial Complex.

Readers are made to realise that the point of the Department of Justice is not for children in school to learn, but to become robots.

And then with the skill of a surgeon wielding his instrument, Dr. Churchill systematically and very painfully (the reader is held enthralled at this point, his back ramrod straight in attention while viewing the more than 500 sources that make up the bibliography of newspaper articles, books, magazines, posters and also historical photos) details the events from 1492 – 1992 and then 1607 – 1996.

The Cold War was also used as an excuse to absorb more land of the Indians and their rapacious means are laid out with enough sources to stretch to the moon.

The United States is seen in these pages to make laws to protect itself, protect itself from being a signatory to any of the genocide convention laws and other atrocities that truly show that global anti – Americanism is indeed justified in most cases.

This cliff hanger ends with the author stating – no demanding – that there needs to be a return to responsibility and that the United States, more than any other nation, needs to be held responsible for its’ homicidal behaviour.

The reader of this book realises that Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Charles Manson, the Green River Killer, the Zodiac Killer, George HW Bush, George W Bush, Ronald Reagan, Timothy McVeigh, John Allen Muhammad are not aberrations…no, rather they are the statement and proof of the norm.

Prosecution is the only real outcome, in fact the only humane way to deal with the world’s most famous gangster, its’ most bloodthirsty killer – the United States.

Book Review: The Trouble With Islam

 

I knew that eventually I would have to deal with homosexuality among Muslims when I saw my first cases in the late ‘80s, early ‘90s.

The rise of the “Halal Pork Movement,” Interfaith Councils, Muslim groups working with the FBI to police and keep tabs on new converts and a host of other goodies made me realise that something was indeed coming.

The obscene claim of ‘it’s okay to be gay’ that I saw plastered on billboards was bound to find its’ way into the heart of some simpletons holding the ‘I come from an ethnic background that is predominately Muslim and this makes me an expert’ placard in the United States.

Kitted out with assistance from their secular, Jewish and Christian cohorts, these ‘mainstream’ or ‘liberal’ Muslim voices would soon get up the courage to go marching out into the darkness of the unknown and face their so called persecutors.

As if Muslims were not engaged enough with repelling neo-colonialism, child molesters and AIDS paddy wagons from the United States posing as tourists and holiday makers, civil war in some 48 Muslim countries,

bread shortages, the slaughter of the intellectual and scholarly class by secularist regimes (think of our Ba`athist friends of former Iraq and today’s Syria along with Egypt and other delightful destinations),

chemical warfare being used by the US on Muslims, natural resource thieves, the exodus of the surviving members of our intellectual class to other countries where they are detained, the shutting down of any authentic physical resistance to US exported flag waving, forty ounce guzzling soldiers, colonisers, overseers,

secularists who believe freedom will only come when each Muslim country has its’ own Compton, complete with 700 a year death toll (that’s just gang violence), importers of pornography,

paedophiles from the US, Scandanavia and Germany coming for the skin fest of little children that might be left unattended, bestiality and the rise in the clubbing, drinking and ecstasy culture, we have been told that we have to tolerate another monster:

People telling us that they have a right to be homosexual, that we as Muslims must accept it and that they can be just as faithful a Muslim as someone who is not a homosexual;

as if choosing homosexual couplings and deathstyle (it’s not a ‘lifestyle’) was as harmless as peeling a hangnail of the pinky finger.

This is where Irshad Manji comes into the picture. A self proclaimed lesbian, Muslim refusenik (?) who describes herself as ‘Osama Bin Laden’s worst nightmare’ (a hackey joke she actually pulled from Ellen Degeneres), this Uganda born but Canadian born activist has come to play.

A careful read through The Trouble With Islam: A Wake-Up Call for Honesty and Change, leaves us with the first question that could be asked of Miss Manji: when were you Muslim in any real sense?

At the onset of the book, Manji is attending church services and studying Christianity, the Bible and other aspects of this religion. Very little is mentioned of her Islamic experience while the sprinklings of her father’s abuse and violence crop up in the pages (The Trouble with Islam, pp. 15-18).

Indeed Manji was voted as Most Promising Christian of the Year (The Trouble with Islam, pp. 14-15) by the Sunday school teacher at the Baptist Church. We only see piecemeal examples of her Isma`ili Shi`i faith every so often,

such as using a prayer mat with a piece of baked clay where the head is to be placed in prostration, the very hallmark of the Shi`ah religion (The Trouble with Islam, pp. 25-26) and her constant reference to ‘mullahs’ (how she manages to conflate between Sunni and Shi`ah theological tradition and scholarship is disappointing).

If not for the fact that I have read other award winning works in Professional Apostate Literature, I would have called The Trouble With Islam astounding and original.

Manji expresses surprise at reading statements in the Qur’an that condemn homosexuality, false religions and promise Eternal Judgement to those that reject faith. Well, one should hardly feel indignant at travelling to China and finding the people speaking Chinese.

Obviously revelation – which was not written on capitol hill or by men bearing syphilis and powdered wigs dressed in the finest linen with panty hose resembling tube socks writing down a set of concocted laws on a sheet of hemp paper – is not meant to garner favour but to give guidance and establish justice.

Irshad Manji, while claiming to be looking objectively, fails to realise that she is redacting American reasoning (Yes, she is in Canada but the outlook is more American than Canadian) through history along with a number of presuppositions that she pretends do not exist.

(examples include social and biological evolution and that humanity is gradually becoming more advanced. Please keep in mind that this is the opposite of Islam)

Someone therefore should not be shocked when she refers to a head covering for women as ‘a condom’ (The Trouble with Islam, pp. 19-20), starts to make her own god that she can personally worship rather than the One who revealed Himself in the Revelation (The Trouble with Islam, pp. 19-20),

That growing up she never heard any mention of the Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him (The Trouble with Islam, pp. 29-30), that Islam was by itself and that it would not be allowed to get in the way of her personal happiness of having a lesbian lover (The Trouble with Islam, pp. 32-33),

claims the Qur’an is not the infallible Speech of Allah (The Trouble with Islam, pp. 46-47), makes the claim that the Qur’an has nothing to say on slavery (The Trouble with Islam, pp. 47-48), missing the fact that there are over five references to manumission in the last 60 surahs of the Qur’an alone.

All in all, Manji shows us in this work that the only god she will worship and follow is the one that is of her own making. Any Muslim that refuses to accept her methodology and christen her with congratulations is indeed part of ‘the trouble with Islam.’

Let us ask Allah that this trouble should always remain and that false intellectuals with their ‘operation ijtihads’ should remain as irrelevant among the believers as possible.

Yes, there is no trouble in Islam, but there is Manji who has the trouble with Islam. We can only supplicate for her guidance out of the cult of democracy.

Book Release: The Creed and Way of Muslim Orthodoxy

Figure 1A: For the first time in the English language, all three creeds of Muslim Orthodoxy are under one cover.
Figure 1A: For the first time in the English language, all three creeds of Muslim Orthodoxy are under one cover.

as-Salaamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,

Allah has blessed us yet again to have made a three release in one book, perhaps the first of its’ kind in its’ genre. Here for the first time in English under one cover is the Creed and Way of Muslim Orthodoxy.

Featured in its’ pages are the three creeds. It begins first with the agreed upon and first creed of Muslim Orthodoxy: that of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah be pleased with him.

Thereafter, the other two creeds of the later ages are put in their historical order, Imams Abu Mansur al-Maturidi and Abul Hasan al-Ash`ari.

These creeds, vowelled with Arabic on one page and English the other, can be used in madrasahs, ma`ahads, after school clubs, reference settings, university of college reports or even for personal enrichment by a believer or non-believer-male or female-there is something that will be of use in this manual.

We ask that Allah accept this offer from us and give us with means to do more unique and ground breaking works to serve the Ummah. Amin.

And with Allah is every success.

was-Salaam,

Al-Hajj Abu Ja`far al-Hanbali