This was my comment on John Little's excellent article, The Heart of Darkness on Omegashock.com:
Great, great article and analysis! Such good material on so many
fronts I can’t enumerate them all without fear of leaving someone out.
But I would like to add my second to your take on Islam. My wife and
I spent several years overseas in Islamic countries and I can testify
you’re spot on.
At one time I was thinking about the surface similarity between Islam
and Judaism. There are so many parallels, e.g., fasting, almsgiving,
food purity (halal=kosher), animal sacrifice to name a few. I remember
thinking, There are so many similarities–why didn’t they just become
Jews? Then a light went on...Ishmael would rather eat dog doodoo than
join forces with his hated half-brother Isaac! So he concocted this
religion, this counterfeit Judaism, both to establish his own brand and
to get back into the good graces of his father Abraham, which he’s been
trying to do for the last four thousand years. Remember, he was the
firstborn, the heir, and was disenfranchised by his father in favor of
his younger brother. You, having lived in the Middle East for as long
as you have, understand that in these societies there is NOTHING that
trumps inheritance. It’s all-important. Ishmael has been smarting over
this all these centuries, and the enmity will never go away outside of
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Blessings to you.