It's as plain as the nose on your face.

We have to be willing to deal with it and to accept the evidence that it is out there, to learn the rules it plays by. If we keep expecting it to play by our rules we will never prevail. We must recognize it when it is present and above all we must learn to listen. Listen to what it says, it will tell you everything it plans to do. Listen for its movements in the thicket of news and political maneuverings. Listen for its hot breath behind us when we least expect it...
From February 4, 2007, New York Times interview of Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Laurie Goodstein:

Q. Have you seen any ideology coming from within Islam that gives young Muslims a sense of purpose without the overlay of militancy?

A. They have no alternative message. There is no active missionary work among the youth telling them, do not become jihadis. They do not use media means as much as the jihadis. They simply — they’re reactive and they don’t seem to be able to compete with the jihadis. And every time there is a debate between a real jihadi and, say, what we have decided to call moderate Muslims, the jihadis win. Because they come with the Koran and quotes from the Koran. The come with quotes from the Hadith and the Sunnah, and the traditions of the prophet. And every assertion they make, whether it is that women should be veiled, or Jews should be killed, or Americans are our enemies, or any of that, they win. Because what they have to say is so consistent with what is written in the Koran and the Hadith. And what the moderates fail to do is to say, listen, that’s all in there, but that wasn’t meant for this context. And we have moved on. We can change the Koran, we can change the Hadith. That’s what’s missing.
"Those who oppose the mullahs oppose Islam itself; eliminate the mullahs and islam shall disappear in fifty years. It is only the mullahs who can bring the people into the streets and make them die for islam, begging to have their blood shed for islam. - Ayatollah Khomein
'The time is fast approaching where the tables are going to turn and the muslims are going to be in the position of being uppermost in strength and, when that happens, people won't get killed - unjustly.' - Abu Usamah.
'God help us in our fight against the kaffir, in every field, in every department of life. We beg you to help us fight against the enemies of our religion.' Another oppositional tempermental rant from an East Midlands mosque.
'Kaffir is the worst word that can ever be written, a sign of infidelity, disbelief, filth, a sign of dirt.' - Sheik Feiz.
'You cannot accept the rule of the kaffir,' 'We have to rule ourselves and we have to rule the others.' - Dr Ijaz Mian.
'Western culture, led by the United States, is the enemy of Islam' - Bilal Phillips.
Islam is the religion of agitation, revolution, blood, liberation and martyrdom. - Morteza Motahari.
Why the reluctance to confront this manifest reality of the creed known as islam?

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