DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES OF TERRORISTS: THEIR CULTURE OF DEATH
By Debra Rae
August 15, 2006
“We Hate Canada”
Recent investigation unveiled a series of Internet postings by wives of a group of suspected jihad terrorists. Submissions are characterized by disdain for the American military, Muslim men who refuse to leave for jihad, Muslim politicians, democratic rule, nurturing motherhood, and Jews. Mind you, these were not posted in Iran or Syria, but rather in Canada. When asked about this, her homeland, the alleged wife of Ahmad’s second-in-command, Nada Farooq, responded with: “Who cares? We hate Canada.”
So much for “no-place-like-home” sentimentality.
Even so, the Rev. Robert Schuller of Crystal Cathedral fame joins the ranks of those making broad appeal for Christian-Muslim unity. For that very reason, Muslim clergymen have been invited to open Congress in prayer; and even the White House observes Ramadan. Nevertheless, ethno-religious multiculturalism in politically-correct America, Canada, England, and Europe is not reciprocated by the Muslim community at large. Never mind that America commemorated Islam with an EID first-class holiday postage stamp. Right about the same time, self-proclaimed Muslim purists took down New York’s Twin Towers.
Ill fated, albeit well intended bridge building efforts ignore clear tenets of Islam, for the Koran expressly forbids taking Jews and Christians as friends and protectors. Instead, wherever Muslims find them, the Dar al Hob (House of Infidels) along with People of the Book (Jews and Christians) must be seized and subsequently slain (Sura 4:89; 5:14). French filmmaker Pierre Rehov’s upcoming release, Suicide Killers, is based on his interviews with families of suicide bombers. Rehov marveled that seemingly normal people with very nice manners aspire to become Allah’s sword to smite the necks of infidels (apparently himself included).
Forget June Cleaver. These women mean business.
The American Military ”Filth”
On her Internet posting, the wife of a suspected jihad terrorist besmirched the American military as “the filth of the earth” and “the uncivilized destroyer of humanity.” This is precisely how Michael Moore portrayed American troops in Fahrenheit 911.
Our troops’ presence is viewed as a hindrance to the global charge for which she and her husband are willing to die—that being, “one Arab nation with an eternal mission.” A seemingly lofty goal, but consider implications of the Islamic Grand Design, as delineated by former Iranian President Akbar (meaning “the greatest”) Hashemi Rafsanjani. First, Muslim nations must unite in a coalition led by Iran and Syria. Then, the West must be driven out of the Middle East in order to “liberate” Palestine; and—finally—the faithful will supplant the Judeo-Christian world order with an Islamic one. The latter can be accomplished in any of three ways: conversion, coercion, or copious copulation to ensure their commanding presence.
Jihad meaning “struggle [against infidels]” is spurred on by belief that all of Israel is on Islamic sacred land, and this land must be retaken by force as a Palestinian-Arab state. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the word “Arab” comes from a primary root word meaning “to lie in wait” or “to engage and meddle with.” These lie in opportunistic wait for the “many men made for hell” that they might “find, seize, fight, beleaguer, and slay” them (Sura 7:179; 9:5).
These who follow Mohammed’s example claim descent from Ishmael. To the radical Muslim, it was Ishmael, not Isaac who received Abraham’s blessing. Jamal Abdel Hamid Yussif admits: “Our people love death.” Furthermore, he adds, “our goal is to die for the sake of God; and if we live, we want to humiliate Jews and trample on their necks.” This aligns with the reference to carnality in an amplified version of a Bible—that being, to “the lower, Ishmael nature” characterized by enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, disputes, dissentions, and factions (Galatians 5:20-21). Scripture further calls Ishmael “a wild ass of a man.” Even today, “his hand is against every man, and every man’s hand is against him” (Gen. 16: 12). Nevertheless, Abraham dearly loved Ishmael; and God granted favor to his twelve sons and a daughter, who became princes and progenitors of many tribes (Gen. 17:18; 25:17).
Sounds to me as if the pot is calling the kettle black.
Deliverance by Death or Divorce
One wife of a jihad-ist threatened that if her husband ever refused a clear opportunity to leave for jihad, she would insist upon divorce, as is granted when a Muslim husband converts to Christianity.
This is big talk for a Muslim woman. The decidedly man-centric Muslim culture insists that Allah made men superior to women. A Muslim scholar equates “the [objective] evidence of two women” with “the [subjective] witness of one man.” In fact, Muslim courts even refuse testimony from women and award them no more than 1/3 of their fathers’ estates. Only recently were Kuwaiti women granted the right to vote. Even then, most of them favored male candidates.
Called “toys” by the prophet himself, virgins can be forced by their fathers to wed; and marriages generally are arranged. Sex is the man’s right, not the woman’s. Furthermore, the Koran admonishes men to beat their wives if they fail to obey. To a Western woman, it is understandable why a Muslim wife might willingly send her husband to war—even martyrdom—and, if that doesn’t work, find a way to divorce him honorably. However, when a husband dies, the father’s uncle, not the mother, wins custody of the children.
Having gone undercover in the Palestinian areas, French filmmaker Pierre Rehov outlines many conditions conducive to this “desperate housewives” mindset—namely, cultural oppression, lack of freedom, brainwashing, organized poverty, placing the “moon god” in charge of daily life, total separation between men and women, and sexual repression.
Giving women no power whatsoever, and placing men in charge of family honor, which is mainly connected to their women’s behavior, is a tall order indeed—especially for a “toy” presumed unfit to raise her own children!
Opportunistic Political Correctness
An Internet posting of the wife of a suspected terrorist insists that “all Muslim politicians are corrupt,” adding that there’s “no one out there willing to rule the country by the laws of Allah. Rather they fight to rule the country by the laws of democracy.”
You’ll hear no counter from me regarding the corruption of politics—Muslim or otherwise! Case in point: the former female Prime Minister of Pakistan ostensibly quoted the Koran in delineating three key Islamic principles. The first she identified as “consultation”; however, asking for advice or options does not align with the fact that fighting (not consulting) is prescribed for Muslims, and Allah has granted “a grade higher” to those who do so (Sura 2:216; 4:95).
Next, the former Prime Minister boasted of the Muslim’s commitment to “consensus.” Contrary to Islamic vision, Hegelian dialectics (consensus) undermines the notion of fixed rights or wrongs. The goal of Islam is to impose Islamic religious law by force, if necessary. You see, all people are said to be born Muslim. Those who have yet to bow the knee to Allah must submit—if only by the sword. With no questioning of God or the Koran allowed, and no room for interpretation, consensus cannot possibly be an Islamic value.
Finally, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister credits Islam for embracing “independent judgment.” For their free thinking, Muslim converts to Christianity face prison, even death. Clearly, Islamic law and independent judgment are no bedfellows. It may be true that non-Muslims are permitted to live, but only under Islamic domination.
For the former Prime Minister’s claims to ring true, only one scenario applies. Called the Mecca Approach, a conciliatory stance (in this case, championing consultation, consensus, and independent judgment) is sanctioned in Islam. This applies primarily when Muslims perceive themselves to be in the minority. A popular Arab saying goes like this: “When your enemy is strong, kiss his hand and pray that it will be broken some day.” The takiya right allows a Muslim to “fake peace” when one is proven to be weak.
That Islam leads to democracy or “rule of the people” as the former Prime Minister purports is unfeasible. When Muslims are in the majority, and their enemy is judged to be weak, the Medina Approach endorses war-mongering to elevate to the status of divine law the religion and culture of 7th C Arabia and, in so doing, to impose decidedly non-democratic cultural imperialism. The so-called faithful equate human history to Muslim history, which they believe is destined to culminate in theocratic tyranny under the rule of Mohammed, perceived as a sort of cultural chauvinist and philosopher-king.
All Muslims accept that Islam one day will prevail on earth. The primary difference between moderates and extremists is when this Utopian state will take form, whether in one’s lifetime or not. Extremists fully expect imminent fulfillment of Islam’s presumed prophetic destiny to rule the world.
Down with Democracy
All the while Muslim politicians point to “democracy,” wives of would-be martyrs blog against Western democracy. A prominent Islamic scholar rightly calls Islam “a revolt against the modern world.” Indeed, the Muslim Brotherhood purposes to restore the bygone greatness of 7th century Arabia. Muslim guides to living (the Koran, Hadith, and Medina) all assign to Islam every piece of ground that the foot of a Muslim has stepped on. Therefore, it is deemed holy and must be redeemed. Until Muslims obtain each inch of land they insist Allah has given them, they will continue to wage successive jihad with characteristically opportunistic stealth (remember the Mecca and Medina Approaches).
Since the Iranian revolution in 1979 and the Ayatollah Khomeini’s concurrent rise to power, the Islamic faith has grown steadily. By 2020, America will likely be home to over 25 million Muslims. By 2025, the number of Muslims globally is expected to jump to two billion, fully one-third of the world’s entire population. Already, Muslims make up a majority in some seventy of 188 nations, and Islam has become the fastest growing religion in Europe. In the whole of Russia, one out of three is Muslim. Surprising to some, seventy percent of the population in Dearborn, Michigan is Muslim. Since Islam claims dibs on every piece of ground that any Muslim has trod upon, it is no wonder that Islam expert Dr. Robert Morey tags this phenomenon “an Islamic invasion.”
Stunningly, the heart if not the soul of extremists is largely in the United States, where radicals have set up many of their fund-raising and political headquarters. This allegation is not mine; it was given in testimony to the Near East and South Asia Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (19 March 1996). Make no mistake. Radical Wahhabis from the Saudi Arabian desert have financed some ninety percent of mosques and Islamic schools in America.
Frightening, isn’t it, when one considers that ten to fifteen percent of Muslims worldwide are of the militant Islamic strain.
It’s disconcerting enough when outspoken wives of terrorists long for Allah “to make Jewish women widows and their children orphans.” It’s even more unsettling when an HAMAS candidate elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council, Mariam Farhat, wishes she had 100 sons to sacrifice as martyrs. Three of her sons have already paid the ultimate price. In celebration, Farhat handed out halva and chocolates to her friends. She has three more to go (maybe then her own life added to theirs).
Astonishingly, Rehov found that one’s son being a suicide bomber is a greater source of pride for some Muslim mothers than if he had become an engineer, doctor, or recipient of the Nobel Prize. Being awarded the title shaheed (or saint) is the highest hope a Muslim mother has for her offspring. John Ashcroft put it well when he identified Islam as a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for Him. In contrast, Christianity is a faith in which God sent His Son to die for you.
Sadly, Rehov describes a suicide bomber’s personality profile as being a kid between 15 and 25 with inferiority complexes, lack of developed personality, and sexual frustration. Pounded with religious indoctrination, these youngsters constantly battle against their own death anxiety, but nonetheless are spurred on by the single delusional second of absolute power they hope to experience at the portal of death. Beyond that, testosterone-driven teen-aged boys are promised eternal “pampering” from at least seventy beautiful, naked girls.
Before being sent out to clear a mine field, Iranian children were given keys to heaven to tuck into their pockets to assure them that, after accomplishing their holy task, they would be able to open the door to paradise. These kids are well prepared to “drink the Kool-Aid,” so to speak, in that their religious teachers have taught them well that death in the service of Islam will ensure their immediate placement of honor in heaven.
Isolationism, exclusivity, psychological conditioning, exploitation, and excessive devotion to human leaders earmark cults, tragedies from which include eerily ritualistic mass suicides of the People’s Temple Sect, Marshall Applewhite’s Heaven’s Gate Cult, and the doomsday Uganda Suicide Cult. Similar psychopathology characterizes the Muslim mother of a human bomb, when exclaiming, “Thank God my son is dead!” And who could forget the networks’ playing (and then replaying) a segment in which Palestinian children celebrated with glee the monstrous attack on America one fateful September morning?
The plight of roaming Palestinians with no place to call “home” can tug on the strings of one’s heart. Jesus Himself had no place to rest His head. Though a “pilgrim and sojourner,” He was by no means an underdog.
Contrary to what many presume, the true underdog in today’s geo-political arena may not be displaced refugees of so-called Occupied Palestine. If size is a factor, as surely it is, consider this: Israel’s land mass is roughly that of Iowa. By comparison, her more than 140 million enemies cover a surrounding land mass exceeding that of the entire United States!
If bullying factors in, and it does, these enemies refer to the Jews as “despised and rejected apes” (Sura 7:16). Taking a Jew as one’s friend is joining the ranks of the disdained. Accordingly, in 1981 the Mecca Declaration released Islamic jihad against Israel. Thereafter in 1988, Osama bin Laden issued a fatwa or religious edict calling on Muslims to kill Americans anywhere in the world where they can be found.
Let me be very clear. Contrary to prevailing thought, Islamic interests cannot be appeased by yielding territory and reducing the size of Israel. The issue is not the size, but rather the very existence of Israel. HAMAS’ founding document proclaims the war to be open “until Israel ceases to exist … and the last Jew in the world is eliminated.”
Among extremist Muslim “Daughters of the Night” are wives of terrorists feverishly spreading hate through cyberspace while their husbands and sons add legs to it anywhere in the world where their enemies can be found.
My earnest prayer for these misguided and very lost souls is that they and their families might abandon hate and instead come to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge (Ephesians 3:17ff). Commitment to this Prince of Peace yields spiritual transformation. In my view, heart conversion to Jesus Christ is the one and only answer to the four thousand year old blood feud that rages even today between Ishmael and Isaac, the Arabs and the Jews.
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Daughter of an Army Colonel, Debra graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa. She then completed a Master of Education degree from the University of Washington. These were followed by Bachelor of Theology and Master of Ministries degrees-both from Pacific School of Theology.
While a teacher in Kuwait, Debra undertook a three-month journey from the Persian Gulf to London by means of VW "bug"! One summer, she tutored the daughter of Kuwait's Head of Parliament while serving as superintendent of Kuwait's first Vacation Bible School.
Having authored the ABCs of Globalism and ABCs of Cultural -Isms, Debra speaks to Christian and secular groups alike. Her radio spots air globally. Presently, Debra co-hosts WOMANTalk radio with Sharon Hughes and Friends, and she contributes monthly commentaries to Changing Worldviews and NewsWithViews.com. Debra calls the Pacific Northwest home.
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Before being sent out to clear a mine field, Iranian children were given keys to heaven to tuck into their pockets to assure them that, after accomplishing their holy task, they would be able to open the door to paradise. These kids are well prepared to “drink the Kool-Aid,”...