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Hans Jansen Writes Passionate Truths, and Long May He Live !!
Addendum: Clarification/Caveat from Prof. Jansen:
Professor Johannes J.G. Jansen, is a colleague and friend, and one of The Netherland’s leading contemporary scholars of Islam. His The Neglected Duty: The Creed of Sadat’s Assassins and Islamic Resurgence in the Middle East (New York: Macmillan, 1986), and The Dual Nature of Islamic Fundamentalism (London: Hurst & Company, 1997) remain defining works on the Islamic movements that gave rise to Al Qaeda.
According to the Klein Verzet Blog (hat tip LGF), Hans appears to have had his belly full of the craven ignorance, and perverse cultural relativism of the Dutch government, in particular. Acutely, his ire has been unleashed following the cowardice displayed by both Dutch politicians and “intellectual” elites over the pending release of Geert Wilders’ film “Fitna.”
Prof. Jansen has just announced that his upcoming book, originally entitled “Reading the Koran for Unbelievers, ” will be changed to “Islam for Pigs, Apes, Mules and Other Beasts,” a title fully consistent with how the Koran characterizes unbelievers, i.e., non-Muslims.
Klein Verzet Blog has provided what it terms a partial, “loosely translated” section of the Dutch prepublication (NL) of the book (which I have lightly edited for clarity), consisting of questions and answers: What does fitna mean? Literally it means ‘ordeal’, ‘temptation’, ‘enchantment’. The Muslim believers steadfastness of his faith is being tested by the unbelief of non-Muslims. This unbelief then has to be fought.Also having to see woman who are not decently dressed according to rules of Islam is fitna. The day of last judgment is preceded by all kinds of ordeals, these are also called fitna. Also civil war and social disorder is called fitna.What is sharia?
Why is it for a Muslim forbidden to make an image of Mohammad? And why must non-Muslims also submit to this rule?
What does Jihad mean?
Muslims do not often see Bin Laden as a fool. Rather they view him as a super activist, someone who accepts the full consequences of the Islamic rules about the struggle against the unbelievers.
Bin Laden and like-minded Muslims have plans for the whole world, especially for the arrogant West. The
All parts of the Koran in which unbelievers are threatened with violence (there are many) can be regarded as anti-Western by anyone.Every call for the application of sharia, can be regarded as openly voiced support for actions that are contrary to Dutch law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.That outsiders are not aware of this, is of course a pity for them, but that does not change the facts. Sharia calls for corporal punishment and the death penalty, in cases of “religious transgressions” – something most Dutch would find incomprehensible. Sharia thus limits religious freedom, undermines the position of woman, and humiliates everybody who is not a Muslim.
The Islamic theology teaches that the Koran is the word of God. The word of god is part of God. The properties of God are thus also applicable to his words. When god is eternal so is his word.In the Islamic system the printed or hand written Koran represents the word of God. Thus those who soil, shred or burn the paper on which the Koran is printed or written, try to soil, shred or burn God him self. Of course the devout can not allow such an attack on their God.The Koran preaches peace. True or false?