Cortez saw himself as a liberator -just as his fathers had liberated Spain from the Islamic yoke, so he would liberate New Spain from the Aztec yoke.
Yet he had little idea of how deep were the political-religious parallels between the Arabs and the Aztecs. The parallels go beyond the death worship of Aztec warriors and Arab suicide-bombers. One of the latter responsible for the train bombings in
”You (Christians) love life -- we (Moslems) love death”.
Compare this Aztec poem:
There is nothing like death in war
Nothing like the flowery death
So precious to the gods
who give us life
Far off I see it!
My heart yearns for it!
The deeper parallel is this: both the Arabs and the Aztecs invented a Religion of Jihad as a rationale to justify their imperialist empires. For the Aztecs, war was their purpose for existence, the sacred manifestation of their religion. War for the Aztecs was always Holy War.
The Aztecs were a tribe of primitive nomads when they first entered the
In 1487, to celebrate the completion of the Great Temple of Huitzilopotchtli in the Aztec capital of
It is commonly taught that the purpose of the Arab Conquest -- Arab hordes exploding out of Arabia in the middle of the 7th century to conquer all of the Christian Middle East, Zoroastrian Persia and Central Asia, Hindu Northern India, and Christian North Africa and Spain in 100 years -- was to spread Islam. It turns out this is the opposite of what actually happened. That is, just like other nomad hordes that swarmed out of a desert and infested civilizations through history -- like Attila Huns or Genghiz Khan Mongols -- so did the Arabs. Finding themselves in sudden possession of a vast empire of vastly different peoples and all of them non-Arab, the Arabs invented a religion to justify their ruling it, and aptly named it Islam, which in Arabic means Submission. They claimed it meant submission to the Will of God, but what it really meant was submission to them. This is detailed in The Myth of Mecca, written shortly after the September 11 Moslem attack on
At long last, serious scholars have begun researching the history of Islam origins. Their conclusion, in the words of one, I.M. Al-Rawandi, is that the life of Muhammed chronicled in the Sira (the official Islamic hagiography) is a baseless fiction. It was made up. He never lived in
After the tide of Arab imperialism was turned back in 15th century
It was the events of 11 September that crystallized Sayful's worldview. "When I watched those planes go into the
According to Sayful, the aim of al-Muhajiroun (The Immigrants) is nothing less than Khilafah - "the worldwide domination of Islam". The way to achieve this, he says, is by Jihad, led by Bin Laden. "I support him 100 per cent." Does that support extend to violent acts of terrorism in the
It is therefore incumbent on all those who wish not to someday submit to an Islamic yoke to demand of Moslems that they publicly renounce the Quranic Call to Jihad. Civilization only path to peace is for Arabs and their Islamic converts to stop behaving like Aztecs