Thursday, January 11, 2007

More from "Why I left Jihad" - Walid Shoebat


This is such a good book. I HIGHLY recommend it. He delves into theology, history and prophecy. His "take" on prophecy makes so much sense, you really do have to read it. OT, here is a tidbit from "With Lawrence of Arabia" by Lowell Thomas (1925), regarding muslims respect for their holy sites (not):
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"Hussein supervised the attack on Mecca, and while Faisel and Ali were in command of the force directed against Medina, the Grand Shereef was successful at Mecca. The forts on the three hills overlooking that forbidden and sacred city were garrisoned by the sultan's most faithful Circassian mercenaries and by picked Turkish troops. On the day of the attack, the Arabs swept through the gates and captured the main bazaar, the residential section, the administration buildings, and the sacred mosque of the Holy Kaaba. For a fortnight the battle raged around the two smaller forts, which were finally taken.
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During all this fighting the aged Shereef remained in his palace directing operations in spite of scores of Turkish three inch shells that riddeled his residence. The Turks might have been able to hang on for many months had it not been for their own folly.
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The Ottoman seems to be a Muhammadan in theory only, occasionally adhering to the ritual and even less frequently adhering to the spirit of the Koran. Heedless of the deep set religious feelings of their enemies and co-religionists, they suddenly began to bombard the mosque of the Kaaba, the most sacred shrine of all Islam. One shell actually hit the black stone burning a hole in the holy carpet and killing nine Arabs who were kneeling in prayer. Hussein's followers were so enraged by this impious act that they swarmed over the walls of the great fort and captured it after desperate hand-to-hand fighting with knives and daggers."
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I guess that would be a holey holy carpet....

8 comments:

Pastorius said...

Perhaps the most depressing post I have ever put up:

http://cuanas.blogspot.com/2007/01/over-half-of-norwegian-women-opt-to.html

Eyes said...

Wow P, that IS horrible....

gandalf said...

Hi eyes,

I did not know of this book, thank you for the information

Eyes said...

Hi G, Yes, this is one of the best books I've read in a while. He gives all the "inside information".. really quite amazing.

Urban_Infidel said...

I subscribe to Walid Shoebat's website. He keeps everyone up to date on his travels and talks.

I was shut out of the Columbia University event a couple of months ago when they cancelled all of our rsvps at the very last minute.

Eyes said...

UI, Interest.. I'm going to have to check out his website in greater detail now that I'm a fan:>)

kevin said...

Shoebat set to music.

Eyes said...

Hi Kevin, Dang that's a good little video. Why do they have these jerks on TV News all the time commenting? It makes people think they have a valid point of view. It sucks. Ya, I know freedom of speech and all that.. but we PAY for it when it's on cable and or indirectly through commercials...