Islam is a Master at deceiving and misleading non-Muslims into believing that there is nothing to fear from Islam while Islam is slowly but progressively creeping upon the Western civilisation to defeat it and to conquer it. Let us see what I mean.
The world today believes:
There are twelve classical world religions—those religions most often included in history of world religion surveys and studied in world religions classes: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.
Major Religions by Number of Adherents
- Christianity: 2.1 billion.
- Islam: 1.3 billion.
- Hinduism: 900 million.
- Buddhism: 376 million.
- Sikhism: 23 million.
- Judaism: 14 million.
Yet, few people differentiate between a cult and religion. And even among the cults there are some benign cults and there are some dangerous cults. Can we discern the differences?
What is the difference between a religion and a cult?
They seem the same thing. Its just that religion is socially accepted, but cult isn’t.
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Only the ill-informed are gullible enough to believe there is no difference between a legitimate religion and a cult. There are in fact, quantifiable differences.
A religion at one time or another may exhibit some of the traits of a cult, but then so does any organization, including rotary clubs, golf teams, fraternities and veterans organizations. That does not make them cults. A clear picture of a cult appears when you apply several of the characteristics listed below.
Cults not only break laws, but also offend religions and give anti-theists without the discernment to tell the difference ammunition to continue stereotyping actual people of faith.
The 11 commandments of cults vs. religions.
1) CULT: Single, unquestioned leader who makes all the rules, with no accountability to peers, a presbytery, a chapter, or co-leaders. [Unfortunately all gods in all faiths are guilty of this violation.]
RELIGION: Plurality and hierarchy of leadership, accountable to one another with a charter or church constitution including a mechanism in place to remove leaders who abuse their power. [There is no Such Hierarchy in Islam.]
2) CULT: Cohabitation. Members often live in a group or commune, often with the leader. [Abrahmic faiths are exclusive.]
RELIGION: Members have their own lives and homes and come together to worship or socialize, then go back to family homes.
3) CULT: Isolation. Members are often not allowed to interact/socialize with outsiders, and frequently are required to separate from their friends and families. [The Quran demands exclusivity.]
RELIGION: Respect the friends and family of their adherents, almost always encouraging family relationships, even with family members not part of the religion.
4) CULT: Coercion. Coercive recruitment methods, often including sleep deprivation, withholding of food or bathroom breaks, locking the initiate in a room with a succession of people hammering in the group’s ideas. Essentially, these are classic brainwashing techniques. [All religions practice indoctrination.]
RELIGION: Members, including new members, are free to come and go as they please.
It does not take a genius to see the difference here. Atheists often claim that all religions “brainwash” others, especially their children. If brainwash means teaching your kids what you believe, then everyone does it, not just people of faith.
It is often claimed that because most people of faith grew up with that faith, that is evidence of “indoctrination.” Not by the definition of how cults do this. Furthermore, most Democrats grew up in Democratic families, and Republicans in conservative families. No one accuses political parties of “indoctrination” or “brainwashing.” This is just anti-religious rhetoric and has nothing to do with real brainwashing.
(Note: I did not grow up with the faith I now hold)
5) CULT: Repetition. Members are told what to believe on a daily basis, with intense, though often subtle, indoctrination techniques used to hold members. The few items that distinguish that cult are repeated endlessly. [Islam’s compulsory 5-times worship a day, does not allow for freedom of thought.]
RELIGION: Teaching and study groups are mutually encouraged with all members free to contribute insights. A variety of subjects are discussed.
6) CULT: Exclusiveness. Initiates are often told that only “select” members of the cult will reach the ultimate goal. This is incentive to stay and to be more dedicated to the cult. [Abrahamic faiths are exclusive.]
RELIGION: All have the same requirements and opportunities for advancement, leadership positions and participation.
7) CULT: Bread trails. The dogma is fed to the initiate in small pieces, and gaining more knowledge about the dogma requires a greater commitment to the organisation.[An Islamic Madrassa including parental guidance guarantees 18 years of Islamic indoctrination.]
RELIGION: Typically all beliefs are publicly available with no effort made to keep some beliefs secret.
8) CULT: Alienation. Adherents are encouraged or even bullied into thinking in terms of “us versus them” with total alienation from “them.” [Abrahamic Faiths are Exclusive.]
RELIGION: Members are encouraged to quietly show themselves as exemplary among their peers in secular workplaces and in public. Yes, okay, some are not very good at this, and those are usually the ones you notice. Still, it’s a far cry from the above.
9) CULT: Seclusion. Members are often not allowed to leave the cult or even the cult compound. Even temporary excursions among outsiders are done in pairs or in groups with a trusted member always present. [It is the death penalty for a Muslim to leave Islam.]
RELIGION: Gatherings are held at regular intervals with members free to come or skip as they please.
10) CULT: Totalitarian. Cults ask significantly more time and money from their adherents, often asking for a person’s life savings to progress in the organization. They are usually totalitarian and demand that the individual give themselves up to the organization or theology. [Charity is an obligation in Islam.]
RELIGION: The tithe (10% of income) is a good example of what a religion may ask of its adherents, and rarely will anyone check up on members to make sure they are doing this. In pretty much all churches, this is strictly voluntary.
11) CULT: Secretive about the workings, the leadership, and the finances. No one but the leader and perhaps a trusted member are aware of where the money goes. [Islamic charity is not “open to all.”
RELIGION: Respect individual freedom and ask for a commitment typically less than a person devotes to their work and family. There is no secrecy over the leader’s activities, typically these are very transparent, with the congregation knowing the salary their tithes pay the clergy members, the amount going to building upkeep, and how much goes into helping the needy, community charity, etc. Financial statements are typically available to church members.
So we observe that most of the traits associated with cult is also present in the Abrahamic faiths. It depends on how strictly such traits are enforced on their followers. Islam appears to be the most fundamental of the 3 Abrahamic faiths.
Examples of 10 of the world’s Most Dangerous Religious Cults
Many cults have sinister or extreme agendas that are so far outside they norm they become dangerous. This manifests in mass-suicides, brainwashing, extremist behavior, attacks, abductions, extortion and vandalism
The Unification Church
The Ku Klux Klan
The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
Children of God
Order of the Solar Temple
The People’s Temple
Five Reasons Why Islam is a Cult
1. A Muslim who quits Islam has to worry about being killed by another Muslim.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Number 6922:
Allah’s apostle said, “if anyone changes his (Islamic) religion, then kill him.”
2. Muslims are encouraged to commit violence in the name of Islam.
Muslim theological documents — the Koran, Hadith, and Sunna — are filled with statements which encourage devout Muslims to commit violence in the name of Islam.
3. Islam does not allow criticism or change.
Islam considers anyone who criticizes or tries to change Islam guilty of blasphemy. And blasphemy is an capital crime under Sharia law. As a result any Muslim who even critiques or attempts to change Islam has to worry about being murdered by some devout Muslim.
This practice is widespread within Islamic society. It has been documented by numerous authors literally thousands of time.
4. Muslim theology teaches hatred of non-Muslims.
This practice is widespread within Islamic society. It has been documented by numerous authors literally thousands of time.
5. Islam matches the “Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups” according to the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA).
Here are some of these characteristics, according to the ICSA:
- The group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leader and (whether he is alive or dead) regards his belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law.
The Evolution of Liberal Values in the West: Libertarianism
(1) As Christians, most people in the Western civilisation believe that, “Man was made in the image of God, and are thus all equal in His eyes.” It has never been conceivable that man could have been made by Satan to destroy the world and needs to be destroyed.
(2) Because of Man’s reverence for God and the worship of God, and Man’s belief that God was the creator of all Men, and Man’s belief in a democratic society, He extended his tolerance to include the “Freedom to Worship” to all, except perhaps to Satanic worship, even when many faiths included polytheism – the tolerance fades into uncertainty. But in reality, each of the Abrahamic Faiths have never wavered in their exclusive beliefs of their faith.
(3) As Man’s intellect evolved over the ages, Liberal minded people began developing more liberal and inclusive ideologies into emerging philosophies.
The libertarian or “classical liberal” perspective is that peace, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by “as much liberty as possible” and “as little government as necessary.”
With a long intellectual tradition spanning hundreds of years, libertarian ideas of individual rights, economic liberty, and limited government have contributed to history-changing movements like abolition, women’s suffrage, and the civil rights movement.
Libertarian is not a single viewpoint, but includes a wide variety of perspectives. Libertarians can range from market anarchists to advocates of a limited welfare state, but they are all united by a belief in personal liberty, economic freedom, and a skepticism of government power.
According to The Machinery of Freedom by David Friedman, Open Court Publishing Company, 1973.
The central idea of libertarianism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish.
According to Libertarianism: A Primer by David Boaz, Free Press, 1997.
Libertarianism is the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others. Libertarians defend each person’s right to life, liberty, and property-rights that people have naturally, before governments are created. In the libertarian view, all human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.
The Human Rights Act
What is the Human Rights Act?
The Human Rights Act 1998 (also known as the Act or the HRA) came into force in the United Kingdom in October 2000. It is composed of a series of sections that have the effect of codifying the protections in the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law.
- All public bodies (such as courts, police, local governments, hospitals, publicly funded schools, and others) and other bodies carrying out public functions have to comply with the Convention rights.
- This means, among other things, that individuals can take human rights cases in domestic courts; they no longer have to go to Strasbourg to argue their case in the European Court of Human Rights.
The Act sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms that individuals in the UK have access to.
In-depth descriptions of the Articles that make up the Act
- ***Right to life
- ***Freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment
- Right to liberty and security
- Freedom from slavery and forced labour
- Right to a fair trial
- No punishment without law
- Respect for your private and family life, home and correspondence
- ***Freedom of thought, belief and religion
- ***Freedom of expression
- Freedom of assembly and association
- ***Right to marry and start a family
- ***Protection from discrimination in respect of these rights and freedoms
- Right to peaceful enjoyment of your property
- Right to education
- Right to participate in free elections
Although these Liberal ideologies were welcome by most, it did not evolve sufficiently to provide for safeguards against the enemies of Libertarianism such as Fascism. Hence, harbouring many failings of policy.
Full Definition of fascism
Fascism: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
Islam’s Greatest Deceit of the non-Muslim world
(1) We keep hearing Western leaders reiterate that “Islam is a Religion of Peace.” It is not. Islam means Submission (to the Will of Allah.)
(2) Muslim would like us to believe, “There is no compulsion in Islam (Q2:256) when the phrase is out of context. Verses Q2:256 and 2:257 must be read as a couplet when the true mean emerges. It means accept Islam or Satan-accept Islam or go to Hell.There is no choice. Here are the verses to confirm:
[2.256] There is no compulsion in religion; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from error; therefore, whoever disbelieves in the Shaitan and believes in Allah he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle, which shall not break off, and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
[2.257] Allah is the guardian of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness into the light; and (as to) those who disbelieve, their guardians are Shaitans who take them out of the light into the darkness; they are the inmates of the fire, in it they shall abide.
(3) Muslims compulsory 5 times a day prayers only reinforces the commitment of Muslims to their obligations to Allah with no exceptions.
(4)And the following are the Jewels of the Quran/Islam:
4a) Qur’an:20.14 “Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance:”
4b) Qur’an:8:39 “So fight them(Kafirs/non-`muslims) until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world).”
4c) Qur’an:9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”
4d) Qur’an:2:216 “Jihad (Holy fighting in Allah’s Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims), though you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and like a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not.” [Another translation reads:] “Warfare is ordained for you.”
[The above 4 verses confirms the fascist cultish ideology of Islam cloaked in the shroud of a deceitful religion.]
4e) Qur’an:2.106 “Whatever communications We(Prophet Muhammad) abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things?” [This verse exposes Allah as human making errors and not omniscient and hence caste doubts that it was the word of Allah. Only a human like Muhammad needs to abrogate his previous words.]
Because of this Taqiyya (deceit) Islam has lain protected/hidden all these years as a benign religion when it is actually a fascist political ideology hidden under a religious cloak. It should now be exposed for what it is and dealt with as we have with all other fascist regimes of our times like Europe’s first fascist Napoleon Bonaparte, followed by Hitler and Mussolini and Tojo.
World War I-War against Fascism
Whether the figures are correct or not, we must admit that Islamic Jihad is a fascist ideology that has existed cosily amongst us without retribution for too long. It is time we discarded our hypocrisy of political correctness and study the problem as we would have any other fascist threats and deal with it accordingly.