Islamic Multiculturalism: Abul Kasem in Interview
12 Feb, 2008
From Front Page Magazine on 11 Feb, 2008
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Abul Kasem, an ex-Muslim who is the author of hundreds of articles and several books on Islam including, Women in Islam. He was a contributor to the book Leaving Islam – Apostates Speak Out as well as to Beyond Jihad: Critical Views From Inside Islam.
- FP: Abul Kasem, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
- Kasem: Thank you for having me back Jamie.
FP: There is the reality and policy of Western multiculturalism. There is also the agenda of Islamic multiculturalism. Introduce the concept to us.
Kasem: Many western governments have a lofty ideal—to create a society, where people of different race, religion, culture, and tradition live together in peace and harmony, without losing their root identity. For many years, this policy has sprouted large-scale migration from many impoverished Islamic nations to wealthy countries, such as the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and a few European nations.
Happily adopting this Kafir (Islamic term for non-Muslim)
multiculturalism, many migrants have successfully integrated with
the host nation. This has enhanced their life style, quality of
living, and a good perception of human bondage. They are pleased to
practice their respective religions with full freedom, and maintain
their tradition and culture without encroaching on others’ freedom
to do so. There is, however, one exception—Islam. Islam is at odds
with this Kafir Multiculturalism, even though Muslims use this
policy to their advantage.
The Kafir Multiculturalism promotes religious tolerance, freedom of expression, and democracy. It accords equal opportunity for all, irrespective of race religion, ethnic origin, gender, and sexual orientation. In this policy of Kafir Multiculturalism, the Islamists have found a great opportunity to advance their agenda—to create a pan Islamic world. All the cardinal principles of Kafir Multiculturalism are working in favor of the Islamists. That is why all Islamists are in full support of Kafir Multiculturalism.
But Islamists’ support of Kafir Multiculturalism is just a deceptive ploy to hide their real motives. Behind the veneer of their broad smile, talk of peace, love for freedom and interfaith understanding, there is a vicious plan. This plan is the design to replace the Kafir Multiculturalism with Islamic Multiculturalism. This is similar to the Islamists’ attempt to replace the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 with the 1981 Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights. We should have no delusion that the Islamists are right on target with Islamic Multiculturalism, and they are advancing uncompromisingly, confidently, and stealthily towards their goal. Their weapon—it is none other than Kafir Multiculturalism—exactly the same way they had used UDHR as a weapon in the past.
FP: Ok, so what exactly does Islamic Multiculturalism entail?
Kasem: As I have noted, Islamists simply love the western concept of multiculturalism. It suits them perfectly to press on with their agenda of Islamization of western societies, by using the concepts of western democracy, freedom of expression, secularism, and respect for diverse culture, religion, language, and tradition. The Islamists cleverly use these noble ideals and good intentions to defeat the western policy makers in their own game.
We must comprehend that the Islamists have a totally different idea of multiculturalism. The foundation of Islamic Multiculturalism is solidly based on the supremacy of Islam, primacy of the Arabs, and the global Islamic Ummah. They find the western concept of multiculturalism too easy to use to their advantage.
For example, when Australia organizes ‘interfaith dialogue,’ the Islamists find in it an unparallel opportunity to espouse the ‘beauty’ of Islam. Mainly funded by the infidel tax payers, the ‘interfaith dialogue’ has become the best platform to advance Islam in the west. Thanks to those Westerners who are ignorant about Islam and are gullible useful idiots, the Islamists are laughing all the way to the mosques, knowing full well that Islam is totally safe in the hands of western politicians. The Islamists have nothing to worry about in terms of their agenda to eventually impose Islam on the infidel lands. The politicians of the infidel territories are doing the job for them (i.e., promoting Islam). These politicians even appoint the Islamists as advisors or consultative group in tackling Islamic terrorism. What could be more ironic than this?
FP: Well, while the Islamists enjoy our system of multiculturalism and are able to engage in their culture and religion freely here, let’s discuss how non-Muslims enjoy the right to multiculturalism and freedom in Islamic lands.
Kasem: The fate of non-Muslims living in Islamic paradises crystallizes this issue very well. Let the non-Muslims who are seeking ‘interfaith dialogue’ with the Islamists do so on Islamic territory and we’ll see what happens to them. What do you think will be the response from the Islamic governments?
Let us consider Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, just to name few. The world is fully aware how the religious minorities in such Islamic societies are treated. Despite mindless atrocities committed on the non-Muslims there, have we ever heard any of the governments of these Islamic countries organize such dialogues with the Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, and the Jews living there? Have we ever wondered what will be the response of these Islamist governments if we talk of multiculturalism there? The reality is that the minority religions are completely subdued and under total mercy of the Islamist governments in these Islamic countries. The Islamists are fully aware of such cruel, unjust, and harsh treatment of religious minorities in Islamic societies, whereas, in the infidel territories, they themselves do whatever they want. The Islamists living in a Kafir’s Multicultural system find it so easy to demand and force the system to acquiesce to their agenda.
FP: Let’s go to the roots of the problem. Tell us about the Qur’an and multiculturalism. Use this as the basis to explain how Islamic Multiculturalism is simply the Islamists’ exploitation of our own policy of multiculturalism to destroy multiculturalism. They will use our tolerance to destroy all tolerance.
Kasem: The Qur’an makes it very clear that Allah is the owner of infidel lands. This is non-negotiable. Here are a few sample verses:
Allah gradually reduces the land controlled by the unbelievers... 21.44
This means the victory of Islam by expropriating and usurping the land of unbelievers. Ibn Kathir, the eminent exegete of the Qur'an, simply confirms this. Jalalyn, another formidable Islamic scholar, accentuates ibn Kathir by saying that Allah diminishes the land of the unbelievers by granting Muhammad (read Muslims) victory through conquest. One of the earliest Islamic scholars, ibn Abbas (Muhammad’s cousin), also writes that Allah seizes the land of the unbelievers by conquering it for Muhammad.
Allah gradually reduces the land under the control of the unbelievers from its outlying borders...13:41
Ibn Kathir writes that this verse refers to Muslims gaining the upper hand over idolaters. If we though that Allah is merciful to the Christians and the Jews, we are wrong. The Qur’an treats the Jews and the Christians as idolaters.
Islamic freedom of expression means the right to call the infidels dogs and beasts.
Those who reject faith (non Muslims) are like panting dogs; preaching to them is a waste of time…7:176
Those who reject the Qur’an, wrong themselves; they are evils (their example is that of a dog—ibn Abbas)…7:177
The unbelievers are the worst beasts (or worst animals) in the eyes of Allah…8:55
On the explanation of these verses, Ibn Kathir writes that the unbelievers who do not embrace Islam and break treaties are the worst moving creatures on earth; Muslims should punish them harshly and inflict heavy casualties to them.
Muslims are the legitimate owners and rulers of all infidel lands.
When the Islamists migrate to an infidel land, they do not enter a foreign land. They are actually occupying a land which Allah has reserved for them. Any Islamist will tell that the entire earth belongs to Allah. Therefore, every Muslim has the inalienable right to move to an infidel land and occupy it for the sake of Allah. Let us read these few verses from the Qur'an.
Allah grabs the land of the unbelievers…28:58
Allah promises believers His sovereignty on earth. He will establish the authority of His chosen religion (Islam)…24:55
Explained by ibn Kathir, this means Allah has made Muslims the leaders and rulers of mankind through whom He would reform the world and to whom people would submit, so that they would have in exchange a safe security after their fear. Here is another verse:
Sovereignty belongs to Allah (the basis of an Islamic state). He forgives whom He wills and punishes whom He wills...48:14
Islamic religious freedom means the right to terrorize the Kafirs.
Allah has sent terror in the hearts of the unbelievers…59:13
Ibn Kathir writes that Islam is a religion of fear, Muslims are fearsome, and that’s why the believers are stronger. Ibn Kathir even goes to the extent to declare that the unbelievers fear Muslims more than they fear Allah.
Religious right means freedom to force Islam on infidels.
In Islam, it is compulsory for all Muslims to propagate the messages of Islam, wherever he/she might be. Thus, when an Islamist migrates to an infidel land, he is duty bound to Allah to convert the Kafirs’ to Islam, as many as possible. This is because Allah says that the only religion that should be on earth is Islam. Let us read these verses.
Islam is the religion of Allah; He is swift in calling to account…3:19
In this verse Allah states that except Islam, there is no religion acceptable to Him from any person. Ibn Kathir writes that Islam includes obeying all of the Messengers until Muhammad, who finalized their commission, thus closing all paths to Allah except through Muhammad. Therefore, after Allah sent Muhammad, whoever meets Allah following a path other than Muhammad's, it will not be accepted of him. Allah will punish him for his rejection, reckon him for his denial, and torment him for defying His Book.
To confuse the non-Muslims, the crafty Islamists will even quote the following verse to establish that Islam and Christianity are compatible.
Jesus preached the straight path (Islam)…3:51
Obviously, this is a cunning ploy to entice the Christians into Islam. Let us read a few other verses.
Allah proclaims Islam over all other religions…48:28
Explained by ibn Kathir, this verse says that Islam is the only religion accepted by Allah. It means Islam is superior to all the religions of the people of the earth, Arabs and non Arabs alike, whether having certain ideologies or being atheists or idolaters.
To establish the supremacy of Islam and the Arabs, Allah says:
Arabs are the best of righteous people…3:110
The reason why the Arabs (read Muslims) are the best of Allah’s creation is explained by ibn Kathir. He writes that they are the best because they bring the unbelievers tied in chains on their necks, that is, capture them in wars and later force them into Islam.
Therefore, non-Muslims must have no delusion that the Islamists are duty bound to force Islam on them, either peacefully, or through terror. It is a command from Allah. Whether the infidels like it or not, Muslims are commanded to establish Arab supremacy around the globe. It is a compulsory duty for every Islamist. Supremacy of Islam is supremacy of the Arabs.
Verse 9:33 further confirms that Allah has destined Islam to subdue all other religions and triumph over them.
Islam is the perfect religion; it will dominate all other religions…9:33
The Qur'an even vilifies the Kafir Multiculturalism, and establishes the Islamic Multiculturalism as the supreme doctrine to follow. Allah says:
Cultural diversity is by Allah, but Muhammad is the only one in the correct/straight path (Islam). So he is to continue inviting people to Islam…22:67
FP: Expand for us a bit on how Islamists are fighting around the globe to establish Islamic rules in every sphere of human life.
Kasem: From Canada, to Britain, to Australia, the USA, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, and in virtually every infidel land, Islamists are pursuing their agenda doggedly. What they might not achieve through Islamic terrorism, they will accomplish through political lobbying. This is far more dangerous than Islamic terrorism.
We have learned their diehard attempt to establish Sharia in Canada, their successful lobbying to implement certain Sharia provisions in the UK, and the slavish mentality of many western banks to establish a parallel Islamic banking system, just for the Islamists and the Arabs. So successful has been the Islamists game in this avenue that all most all Muslim majority countries are forced to introduce Islamic banking and finance, Islamic Insurance, Islamic investment funds, Islamic courts, Islamic marriage laws, etc.
To force the western world to accede to their demands, the Islamists are in action, full swing, with great aplomb. Being aware of the PC mentality of the western politicians, the Islamists lobby non stop their plan for Shariazation of the western civilization. We might wonder why the Islamists are so confident about their success. The answer is that they have unflinching trust in the Qur'an. Here is what the Qur'an says:
The believers must make war on unbelievers and hypocrites and show firmness…9:73
On the plain language description of this verse, ibn Kathir writes that Allah has commanded the Muslims to fight with sword the disbelievers, to strive against the hypocrites with tongue and has annulled lenient treatment of them. Perform with sword jihad against the disbelievers, and be harsh with the hypocrites with words. This means establishing Islamic penal laws, i.e. Sharia laws against them.
This is Islamic Multiculturalism in action—in full nakedness. This verse says that Muslims should use terror to force Islam on infidels; where that is not possible, use tongue (that is lobbying) to implement the Sharia laws. What a great idea, come to think of it. In one front, the Islamist terrorists are working to cast terror in the minds of the unbelievers, at the same time the so called moderate Islamist are joining the ‘dialogue’ sessions with the infidels, and submitting their demands. The message is so loud and clear—‘if you do not accept our demand peacefully, we will invite the terrorists to get what we do not acquire through negotiation.’ This is such a simple but a powerful strategy of blackmail, if only the infidel PC politicians had read and comprehended the above verse. The Islamic Multiculturalism strategy is there, in the Qur'an, fully written, if only the Kafir policy makers take the time to read the Qur'an.
Here is another verse to overwhelm the Kafirs:
The believers (Muslims) must make war on infidels around (close neighbours) them and let the infidels find firmness in them…9:123
Simply stated, this verse means Allah commands the believers to fight the disbelievers, the closest in area to the Islamic state, then the farthest. Ibn Kathir writes that a complete Muslim is kind to other Muslims and harsh with non Muslim enemies. In the language of Islam all non Muslims are its enemy.
The above verse says it all—Muslims can never be friends of non-Muslims; it is just impossible. Islamic Multiculturalism can never accept Kafir Multiculturalism. This explains why it is just not possible to integrate the Islamists in a multicultural society, such as Australia, Canada, the USA, and UK. The Qur'an does not allow the Muslims to integrate with the non Muslims. Those Muslims who do integrate are simply violating the Qur’an; they are not Muslims in any sense of it. The Qur'an even calls such Muslims as unbelievers and Allah has reserved a painful punishment for them.
FP: Can you talk a bit about the Muslims believing they have a right to tax non-Muslims?
Kasem: The Qur'an (9:23) commands the Islamic rulers to impose jizya tax on the non-Muslims. Islamist apologists residing in infidel lands often justify this poll tax as a revenue measure in conformity with the zakat for the Muslims. The Qur'an’s says this punitive tax system is to humiliate the non Muslims and not to raise revenue only.
We might think this jizya is simply not possible in today’s world.
But hang on. The Islamists are not that stupid. They extract jizya from the Kafirs in many other ways. This insidious coercive method of raising jizya money need not be only in cash. The manipulative measures may be: forcing infidel governments to offer concessions for the Muslims in jobs, scholarships, financial aid exclusively reserved for the unemployed Muslim youths, reserving real estates in educational institutions, factories and offices for the Muslims to offer prayer, the time lost in such prayers, the reservation of swimming pools, fitness centers, special provisions for Muslims during Ramadan fasting, entertainment centers just to cater for sex-segregated Islamic community, and so on.
Fearful of Islamic vengeance (Islamic terror) in infidel lands, the infidel governments have taken many such steps, just to placate them. Mind you no such concessions are offered to any other religious groups. This is just jizya by the stealth.
FP: What are some other aspects of Islamic Multiculturalism?
Kasem: Here is a short list:
- Freedom to have Islamic free sex with infidel women (infidel women are nothing more than Islamic sex slaves).
- Forcing fast food outlets to serve halal food, or to have a halal section.
- Intimidating manufacturers to abandon gelatine in certain Islamic food.
- Freedom to build a mosque in every suburb of Kafir land.
- Petition council to close down mixed sex physical fitness centres, because the Islamists are living in the neighbourhood.
- The right to open sex segregated Islamic physical fitness centres.
- The right to force authority to close down mixed sex swimming pools.
- Freedom to practice religion: lobby to establish Islamic marriage laws, the right to have four wives at any time.
- Freedom to practice religion: the right to beat one’s wife/s.
- Religious freedom: the right to preach jihadi messages to murder infidels.
- Right to take legal actions against anyone who quotes the murderous verses of the Qur'an.
- Lobbying parliamentarians to pass religious vilification act (for Islam only).
FP: So let’s make a few conclusions.
Kasem: There is no end to Islamists demands. It is a culture of Islam, that once it gets a millimetre, it demands a kilometer. Muhammad did the same to increase his power and wealth. The Islamists simply follow Muhammad’s footsteps.
Despite the infidel government’s sincere efforts to integrate the Islamic community in the mainstream multiculturalism, they have been failures. Where other ethnic/religious communities have successfully integrated with the multicultural society of the host country, the Islamic community has never done so. The reason why is very simple: Islam cannot mix with non-Islam. All policy makers must take heed to this simple message. No matter how the infidels try, all ‘dialogues’, including interfaith, will be dismal failures when it comes to Islam. If we have diligently read the Qur’anic verses that I have quoted, we should understand that the concept of ‘interfaith’ does not exist in Islamic vocabulary. In the Islamic world, there is only one faith in the world—it is Islam, so interfaith dialogue with Islam is just impossible. Islamic Multiculturalism means the acceptance of Islamic and Arab supremacy.
Islamic terrorism is not the problem. The problem is Islam, in the guise of Islamic Multiculturalism. Terrorism is just a tool to advance Islamic hegemony, so is Islamic Multiculturalism—it is just another tool to force Islam on entire humanity. It is a tool for endless jihad.
FP: Abul Kasem, thank you for joining Frontpage Interview.
Kasem: Thank you for this opportunity.
Abul Kasem is an Bengali ex-Muslim and academic. He has contributed in Leaving Islam - Apostates Speak Out and Beyond Jihad - Critical Voices from Inside. He has also written extensively on Islam in various websites and is the author of five e-Books: A Complete Guide to Allah, Root of Terrorism ala Islamic Style, Sex and Sexuality in Islam, Who Authored the Quran? and Women in Islam. Mr. Kasem leaves in Sydney, Australia. He can be contacted at email@example.com.