Losing Our Soul to the Islamintern

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Sada Cumber, Our Man at the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), believes, “oh my goodness, I think the Muslim values that they [the OIC] are aspiring here are exactly in sync’ with American values”…

According to this story (3/16/08), Sada Cumber, a Pakistani Muslim immigrant to Texas, and technology tycoon, now serving as the first US special envoy to the 57 Muslim nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), when interviewed at the OIC’s recent Dakar (Senegal) conference, opined, “…the way things are going on in this conference I can almost see the new leadership moving into moderation and that alone is very encouraging news.”

Cumber also endorsed the OIC’s fulminations over the Danish cartoons, and Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders’ soon to be released short documentary on Koranic incitement to violence and hatred, “Fitna.” Our man at the OIC, Cumber, stated his immoral equivalence plainly: “Very few people do this anti-religion, and they don’t leave Jews alone, they don’t leave Christians alone and they don’t leave Muslims alone…They are bigots and bigotry will always be there.”   

But Cumber ignored, indeed he appeared willfully blind to, the OIC’s ongoing, openly espoused efforts to impose Universal Islamic Blasphemy Lawreiterated in Dakar—and continued failure to condemn, unequivocally, homicide bomb mass murder “jihad martyrdom” attacks on all potential civilian targets—including Israelis. Cumber’s bowdlerized pieties about the OIC’s so-called “moderate” leadership, and his breathtaking assertion—OIC attempts to suppress freedom of expression, and OIC failure to condemn religiously-inspired mass murder, notwithstanding—“ oh my goodness, I think the Muslim values that they are aspiring here are exactly in sync’ with American values”—cast grave doubts on his suitability as US envoy, and the basic propriety of this position overall.  

The depressing spectacle of our great nation’s supplication before the OIC—expressed so vividly in the very first pronouncements of our fawning Muslim American envoy to this de facto  Islamintern”—brings to mind a remarkably candid assessment by the 18th century Moroccan Sufi “master” Ibn Ajibah from his Koranic commentary, a work I was made aware of by my colleague, Dr. Mark Durie.

Describing unabashedly the purpose of the Koranic poll tax (as per Koran 9:29) of submission for non-Muslims brought under Islamic hegemony by jihad, Ibn Ajibah makes clear the ultimate goal of its imposition was to achieve what he called the death of the “soul”, through the dhimmi’s execution of their own humanity:  

[The dhimmi] is commanded to put his soul, good fortune and desires to death.  Above all he should kill the love of life, leadership and honor. [The dhimmi] is to invert the longings of his soul, he is to load it down more heavily than it can bear until it is completely submissive. Thereafter nothing will be unbearable for him. He will be indifferent to subjugation or might. Poverty and wealth will be the same to him; praise and insult will be the same; preventing and yielding will be the same; lost and found will be the same. Then, when all things are the same, it [the soul] will be submissive and yield willingly what it should give.  [Tafsir ibn ‘Ajibah.  Commentary on Q9:29. Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn `Ajibah]  

Unless and until we are prepared to have our special envoy to the OIC speak candidly about this international Muslim religio-political organization’s complete failure to address how living, institutionalized Islamic doctrines and practices adversely impact the most fundamental human rights of both non-Muslims and Muslims, we should terminate this recently created position. 

At stake is nothing less than our nation’s soul.

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism " (Prometheus, November, 2008) You can contact Dr. Bostom at @andrewbostom.org

4 responses to “Losing Our Soul to the Islamintern

  1. Why is it that any time there is any kind of outreach effort, such as the OIC, that it always has to be a CAIR-supported apologist? Next time, send John Bolton!

  2. Thereafter nothing will be unbearable for him. He will be indifferent to subjugation or might. Poverty and wealth will be the same to him; praise and insult will be the same; preventing and yielding will be the same; lost and found will be the same. Then, when all things are the same, it [the soul] will be submissive and yield willingly what it should give.

    And from Orwells 1984

    ‘The worst thing in the world,’ said O’Brien, ‘varies from individual to individual. It may be burial alive, or death by fire, or by drowning, or by impalement, or fifty other deaths. There are cases where it is some quite trivial thing, not even fatal.’..

    The voice from the telescreen was still pouring forth its tale of prisoners and booty and slaughter, but the shouting outside had died down a little. The waiters were turning back to their work. One of them approached with the gin bottle. Winston, sitting in a blissful dream, paid no attention as his glass was filled up. He was not running or cheering any longer. He was back in the Ministry of Love, with everything forgiven, his soul white as snow. He was in the public dock, confessing everything, implicating everybody. He was walking down the white﷓tiled corridor, with the feeling of walking in sunlight, and an armed guard at his back. The longhoped﷓for bullet was entering his brain.

    But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.

  3. jmbarile@sbcglobal.net' John C. Barile

    Islamintern–what a spledid neologism!

    The term sums up everything estranging that I fear and detest — open-ended cosmic warfare waged by means fair and foul, negation or subordination of most everything I hold dear and sacred; subjugation, humiliation, and death. It characterizes the engine of Islamic supremacism, supersession, and slow extinction of non-Muslims by accommodation, by appeasement, and by dhimmitude.

    I, for one, will not consent to assist my own executioner, nor to sell him the rope or scaffolding. I shall not, God help me, yield to those who would aphoristically cook the frog by degrees.

  4. The OIC be damned! If the President of the US sends a representative, let him be–I agree–John Bolton or his like!