The Middle East Observer, UK, Post and India’s News outlets tell us that Muslim Women are noticed and to them, a glossy magazine is now offered for online order. The described debut front cover arouses recollection of Patty Hurst posing with an assault rifle before a graphic of the 7 Headed Cobra symbol of the SLA. “Tania” was chosen as a kidnapping subject for her publishing connections. The attention-getting tactics of revolutionaries are pretty basic.
Majestic Woman appeals to the female half of the Jihad Nation with advice for protecting delicate skin from the sun and remaining indoors to preserve youthful appearance. The Two-fer kicker: cover up also earns points with Almighty Allah.
Because I am the sister of the original “Church Lady” with whom communication is sometimes difficult owing to her extreme mix of Bush Worship and Right To Life intensity, I receive emails that re-acquaint me with my origins in Catholic teaching. A Scholar whom I encountered often enough during my college years, Thomas Aquinas, was featured in her most recent send which linked me to the observation of “Saint” Thomas about Islam.
The portly author of many essays about religious subjects, his focus was brought to the issues preachers and missionaries bound for the region should discuss to compare the principles of Christianity with Islam. I thought that the most pivotal point he makes was this: Muhammad based his appeal to prospective followers on promises of carnal pleasure. Unlike the Spiritual Appeal of the teachings of Jesus Christ, who treated women with respect, The Prophet of Allah couldn’t think beyond his penis. Evangelical Efforts that certify that the “Gates of Heaven” are little more than a euphemism for sex are pretty much a red flag for anybody wondering where this “god” is coming from. Come On, Muhammad! Now that I think about it, and I try not to give this too much of my attention (see above) – it really clears the mystique of Jihad and its appeal to males. How then, can this country NOT be bat shit CRAZY?
If you have survived having loved or lived in the presence of a pathological liar, built your life around someone incapable of telling you anything of verifiable substance, and if you have spent most of your time at home, isolated from social and professional interaction, you know what’s going down. Just a matter of Time before the whole illusion produced by a liar is dispelled by a pivotal incident. Women Intuit. Except that she be utterly Jammin’ over the fantasy (a la Obama fanatics) a female will arrive at a moment in time where nothing adds up and being a Fool has less value than providing for her children.
When this happens, a turn-around in a Woman’s psyche slams her mind closed to any appeal from such influence that would make her the victim of the liar, and more frustrating than everything else combined, is the portion of her life squandered on anybody thus unworthy.
Aquinas suggests that the promise of a reward of sexual intimacy for a servant of Allah predisposes followers to focus on body rather than Spirit. It makes sense that the young men of this Society are unable to look within for the courage and inspiration that would unleash their ability to lead their lives. It confounds me that any males could have eluded the influence of such subordinating notions imposed violently by the Crusader. I can also understand a great deal better, why the Crusades came about. It does – even to this day – appear to be a War of Religious nature.
Today, I understand to a deeper level of Faith, that those Muslims who have transcended the Prophet’s appeal to the lower instincts of young men are, indeed, equipped to provide the drastically needed mentorship for those who are seduced by the Jihadist appeal. I am grateful to have this reminder from my past education because it provides my wavering Spirit with the same levelling source of Center that makes my faith in Peace Abiding Men of Good Will solid state at this level. The Guys who have survived this instability are treasures to be supported and viewed as prisms through whom we will better understand the threat to our Homeland.
I have already responded to the mind-set that Peter King’s hearings will unearth many jewels in this community of survivors and our work at this site with those who have endured oppression in their homes should now make a space in our circle for those brave souls of the Islamic Faith who found their center and acquired beatific vision in control over the undertow of the Flesh.
I’m working through with Faith and in my finite mind, I accept that additional layers of understanding will bring me to a level of peace that enhances my ability to communicate effectively to those confronting threats to their persons.