Interest in Islam. From 9-11 to learning about Islam. What is Islam? I learn about Islam: no Golden Rule in this religion, taqiyya or deliberate deception of infidels.

 HOME   IDEA EMPORIUM  IDEA 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * STUPID OPINION * HOW TO THINK    updates
 

menumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenu

menu

REGISTER
FOR UPDATES

WELCOME

THE IDEA EMPORIUM

- FULL MENU -
explorations on
ANIMAL RIGHTS,
AN INNER VOICE,
GAMBLING IMPULSE,
STUPID OPINIONS,
RELIGIOUS RAGE,
GOOD THINKING,
and more

- MENU -
The West and Islam

WESTERN TOLERANCE
AND ISLAM

seen through
my curious eyes

MY JOURNEY
from one question
to the next

THE EXPLORATIONS

****

- MENU -
The West and Islam

MY JOURNEY
from the start
to the present


MANY JOURNEYScoming to
our understanding
of Islam

Steps & Stages

Muslims,
a Danish Cartoon,
and Me ...

The Exploration
Continues

Muslim Outrage
meets Western
Political Correctness -
toxic Western tolerance

Western Blocks -
The Enemy Within

tolerance of intolerance,
lack of critical thinking -
a veneer for fear?

The Muslim Religion -
A Religion of Peace?

Exploration of Evidence -
and a question:
why the insistence,
among the evidence
of Muslim violence
and the lack of general
censure of the violence

The Role of
Muslim Moderates
Muslims for peace,
Muslims against terrorism
- call to action

Still More
Explorations

The Rottweiler Pope,
A Dangerous Temptation,
and more

An Ongoing Barrier
- Fear

a core part
of terrorism

The Hope
Give Peace a Chance

What Do I Want? -
Perception,
Critical Thinking,
and ...?
and a core quality -
easily blocked
in humans

Overview -
All the Steps,
Stages,
Idea Pieces

****

THE
EXPLORATIONS


Explorations
- starting with
a look at anger


The Rage of the
"Righteous"

on Muslim outrage
at a Danish cartoon
Feb/July 2006   MORE

Mirror, Mirror,
Who is that Horror?

on the rage of the
righteous when coming
across mirrors
Sept 2006  MORE  ALL

Political
Correctness
and
Fundamentalism

Jan 2008  MORE   ALL

****

More Explorations
- Western tolerance
and other blocks
to good thinking

Stupid Opinion #1
the opinion that
all opinions are equal
Aug 2006    MORE

Walls in the Mind,
They Cripple and Bind

inner walls, inner blocks -
invisible from within,
frustrating for outsiders
Jan 2007   MORE   ALL

How To Think -
Tip Number One -
Ask This One Question

Apr 2007   MORE   ALL

The Ingredients
of Good Thinking

Feb 2009   ALL

Breaking the Spell
of Stupid Opinions

rule #1 - don't start by
calling it a stupid opinion
Aug 2006  MORE

****

Urgently Needed
Information

Is Islam a Religion
of Peace?

Muslims, Islam,
Koran, Reality

March 2008     ALL

****

More Thinking
re Islam,
Muslim
Moderates,
and more

The Pope Speaks
outraged Muslims protest,
kill nun, demand apology
Sept 2006  MORE   ALL

The Rottweiler Pope,
The Danish Cartoon
and Muslim Moderates

the pope's remarks -
help or hindrance?
Sept 2006  MORE  ALL

A Dangerous
Temptation -

Counter-Prejudice

the lure of hating back
and hurting back
Sept 2006  MORE  ALL

****

The Hope

Give Peace
a Chance

- by giving empathy
a chance
An Open Letter to
All People, and
for now, especially
all Muslims
-
Feb/Aug 2006
MORE      ALL

****

About
the Explorer

Elsa's Quest:
to explore

Elsa Asks
a Final Question:
What is
Islamophobia?

This Is Not Me
but it's a tempting
disguise due to the
"righteous"
MORE


****


~ more ~


- FULL MENU -

top of page

 



comment

contact

updates
elsa's creativity emporiumelsa's creativity emporium
Opt-in for Updates

NEWSLETTER

menumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenumenu

 

The Idea Emporium

Elsa, brain trainer - always looking with ideas cooking  

Interest in Islam. From 9-11 to learning about Islam.
What is Islam? I learn about Islam:
no Golden Rule in this religion,
taqiyya or deliberate deception of infidels.

"At each stage, an 'aha moment.'"
Vince Lombardo

 

comment on
Islam, the West and Empathy and on Understanding Islam

smart comments     

posted by Vince Lombardo, July 8, 2009:

What got me started in my interest in Islam was 9-11
. I was glued to the TV all day. At first, I thought, “Oh, this is a small group of fanatics.

Then, I became gradually aware of :the constant stream of attacks around the world, Salman Rushdie, then the realization there were many women in full chadors and men who wore short pants and long hennaed beards (so they would look like Mohammed) walking the streets of Canadian cities. That fueled my interest in Islam, in learning about Islam.

What is Islam? I had no idea at the start. But my initial interest in Islam drove me to continue to learn about Islam.

It was like pulling the loose thread on a sweater. I kept pulling and found the surface explanations of political dissatisfaction and colonialism did not jibe with the expressed religious declarations of the jihadists. They were taking over the world for Allah, they said, but the leftists said it was the reaction to imperialism. The attacks were carried out in France, Britain, Spain, Chechnya, Indonesia, Philippines. Something did not add up.

When people lie to me, I want to know what they are hiding and I don’t usually rest until I satisfy my curiosity.

At each stage of exploration in learning about Islam, there was an "aha moment". One of the first I recall was the discovery of taqiyya, the pious fraud that Muslims commit whenever they feel Islam (or their own interests) need to get a leg over the infidels.

The greatest "aha moment" was the discovery of dualism. Islam contains over 36 dualisms that I have personally identified. Another "aha moment" came with the realization, in terms of the Golden Rule in religion, that there was no Golden Rule in Islam.

My great source of information has been the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI). This is a think tank of academics who hide behind a front man, Bill Warner, who is a former spy and now works as a security expert. He is their spokesman, but the academics obviously are afraid for their lives, because for the first time in history, Islam is being exposed as the supremacist cult that it is.

Taqiyya and the diffuse nature of hierarchical authority in the Islamic clergy make it almost impossible to understand what Islam is.

Who speaks for Islam is an important question. (The answer is hard to find, but surprisingly simple: the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University in Cairo speaks for Islam... He is the recognized authority over Sunnite Islam, but you will not see that spelled out anywhere.)

All the above learning about Islam has taken me about 2 ½ years to put together. I am getting down to the nitty gritty now.

Every cult has a lot in common: repression of women, threats, bullying, information control, thought control, lying, convenient morals. When a religion starts instituting convenient morals and ethics, you know something else is happening.

Some of what I have come to learn about Islam. Islam began as a criminal organization that added a religion to itself and then it became an empire based on slavery. Slavery is a positive word in Islam. When the surrounding empires of China and Europe had had enough, they fought back and Arabia Major has languished as a backwater since.

P.S. Look up Center for the Study of Political Islam on the net if you want to get an academic and skeletal description of Islam’s inner structure.

For Vince Lombardo's three-year journey towards understanding Islam, click here.

For Vince Lombardo's current quest in learning about Islam, click here.

For very different evaluations of what is Islam, click here.

smart comments

Islam, the West and Empathy
all comments



Understanding Islam
all comments


Click here to go from interest in Islam
to more on learning about Islam:
What Is Islam
?


Click here to go from interest in Islam
to the the lack of a Golden Rule in Islam
.


Click here to go to an overview of all the pieces
exploring Islam and the West
.

Interest in Islam. From 9-11 to learning about Islam.
What is Islam? I learn about Islam:
no Golden Rule in this religion,
taqiyya or deliberate deception of infidels.

 

top of page


blue green idea
INTEREST IN ISLAM to LEARNING ABOUT ISLAM
FACTS ABOUT ISLAM
SOURCES OF FACTS ABOUT ISLAM
TO LEARN ABOUT ISLAM means SOURCES NEEDED
WHAT IS ISLAM? for that, a good question is: WHAT ARE THE SOURCES?

blue green idea

Interest in Islam

My interest in Islam came from an event - the outrage at a small cartoon. I had to ask myself, what are some of the basic beliefs of Islam - a religion that encourages rage over a little cartoon and not over violence done in the name of that religion.

So rather than learning directly about the religious texts, I tried to understand behavior, both in terms of what I came to learn about Islam and in terms of human psychology.

What is Islam? I haven't answered that yet to my satisfaction.

Elsa,
brain trainer
always looking with ideas cooking

August 16
, 2009
copyright © Elsa Schieder 2009, 2011, all rights reserved

blue green idea
INTEREST IN ISLAM to LEARNING ABOUT ISLAM
FACTS ABOUT ISLAM
SOURCES OF FACTS ABOUT ISLAM
TO LEARN ABOUT ISLAM means SOURCES NEEDED
WHAT IS ISLAM? for that, a good question is: WHAT ARE THE SOURCES?

blue green idea

MORE ...

social bookmarking sites  

 

Register for
FREE updates.


swirl updates - elsa's creativity emporium

Why register?
Click here for
3 good reasons
.

 

top of page



 

 

THE IDEA EMPORIUM
A CELEBRATION OF GOOD THINKING

 

"It is a fact readily acknowledged,
that for humans,
an idea is much more powerful
than a fact."

 

WHEN I HEARD THAT,
I HAD A EUREKA MOMENT.
YES, I HAD SEEN THAT SO OFTEN.


CLICK HERE
TO SUBSCRIBE 
FREE UPDATES


elsas-creativity-emporium-updates.html

 

idea emporium

 

 

Elsa's Adventures in Internet Land

______________________________________________________________

home      about      site map      privacy policy      terms of use      contact
______________________________________________________________

design, site construction - Elsa Schieder
copyright © Elsa Schieder, 2006-2011 - all rights reserved
copyright © elsas-word-story-image-idea-music-emporium.com, 2006-2011 -
all rights reserved

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT
Elsa


______________________________________________________________