The human mind is a battleground of contending forces, where the two most powerful are reason and emotion: reason assesses life, and produces measures that are adaptive, to the best of its ability; emotion, by-and-large, operates on feelings. Ordinarily, an uneasy truce prevails between the two generally incompatible powers.
Islam is an intensely emotional authoritarian system of belief. Hence Islam induces powerful emotional imprinting in a large percentage of its adherents. It is from this segment of the Muslim population that the fanatic jihadists arise and pose existential threats to the “other.” The jihadists are rigidly-imprinted foot-soldier Islamic automatons that have little choice but to carry out the fatwa and dictates of their high-ranking religious leaders, such as the Ayatollahs in the case of the Shi’a and Muftis for the Sunni.
The authoritarian type poses numerous problems and presents many ramifications — ramifications much too important and complex to be comprehensively treated here. For now, it is important to understand that a person with the authoritarian personality is an extremist.
It is important to understand that the human mind is not a perfect discerner of objective reality. Reality is in the mind of the beholder. The outside world only supplies bits and pieces of raw material that the mind puts together to form its reality. Depending on the type and number of bits and pieces that a given mind receives, its reality can be very different from that of another mind.
The campaign of death waged by the Islamist-jihadist, be he a puppet or a puppeteer, is energized by the belief of delectable rewards that await the faithful implementer of Allah’s dictates. Through a highly effective indoctrination, the jihadist has come to believe firmly in Islam’s grand hallucination. He believes that Allah is the one and only supreme creator of earth and heavens; that it is his duty and privilege to abide by Allah’s will and carry out his plans at all costs. He believes firmly in a magnificently immortal afterlife in paradise, for which a martyr’s death is the surest, quickest admission. Although the dominating theme of the delusion is quasi-spiritual, the promised rewards of the afterlife awaiting the martyr are sensual and material. All the things and activities that the jihadist desires and cannot attain or practice, and rejects in his earthly life, will be purified and proffered to him in the paradise of the next life. Thus goes the hallucination.
The more prescribed and homogeneous a group, the greater is the group’s consensual reality, since the members share much in common experiential input and reinforce each other’s’ mindset. Thus members of a given religious order, for instance, tend to think much more similarly to one another than to members of other groups with different experiential histories.
Various approximations of objective reality, therefore, rule the mind. The degree to which these approximations deviate from the larger group’s consensual reality determines its delusional extent and severity.
It is, therefore, understandable that many of the higher-up Islamic puppeteers, who are usually brainwashed from early childhood, devote their fortunes and persons to the implementation of their deeply ingrained hallucinations.
Deluded by the threats and promises of Islam, Muslims, poor or rich, vie with one another in furthering the violent cause of Allah.
And right here in America the suffocating tentacles of Islamic bigotry are beginning to reach out to people. A few years ago, for instance, a teenage girl had to run away from her Muslim family and fear death at her own father’s hand for her conversion to Christianity.
Over the years, the Islamic leaders have found it expedient to feed the masses mainly the toxic ingredients to further their own interests. Individuals and groups, for instance, have used the immense energizing power of hatred to rally the faithful; the cohesive force of polarization to create in-group solidarity; and the great utility value of blaming others for their real and perceived misfortunes. Jews have been their favorite and handy scapegoats from day one. To this day, as true fascists, like the Nazis, Muslims blame just about everything on the Jews.
Keep in mind that Islam, not only condones, but encourages, lying and dissimulation — Taqqyeh — in dealing with non-Muslims. No, it is not the Zionists and fundamentalist Christians who are misrepresenting Islam. It is the left and the Islamic institutions who are guilty of dissimulation and fraud.
A German immigrant wrote this to me: “I love America, but its political correctness is suffocating and shows too much tolerance towards its enemy at home.”
These are terribly trying times for all of us. Free people must decide their priorities with foresight and wisdom and shy away from shortsighted simplistic solutions. It is by far more prudent to face the implacable Islamofascists on the march now than go through another 9/11.
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