Islam is a government using Islam as a pretext to getting in the front door to blow you up.

We have to do more to stop this terrorism in the U.S.  The politicians have grown weak and remark, ” YOU HAVE TO GET USE TO IT.”

That is absolutely asinine.

It is time to have more severe punishment for those terrorists who commit these acts and aren’t killed.  If someone attacks – we need to deport all family members.  If they are not foreigners – we need to establish a HALL OF SHAME and name and publish all family members of that terrorist.  You cannot tell me that family members do not know when they have a terrorist living in their home and have all of the guns, etc., in that home.


New York City Submits to Islam

by Judith Bergman
November 7, 2017 at 4:30 am

◾The media began to paint Muslims as the victims of Saipov’s attack — not the dead and the wounded victims of the terrorist.


◾”As a Muslim committed to fighting Islamism, I appeal to you: The need for strong surveillance of Muslim communities in the West has never been greater…. Counterterrorism experts and politicians must know that far from being Islamophobic, the scrutiny is supported by Islam…. Nations seasoned in combating Islamism — most recently, Egypt…. have identified mosques as critical nerve centers for Islamism. Mosques in Egypt, for example, are monitored by the state….Islam itself demands no less.” — Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Muslim physician, Newsday.


◾New York has adopted, in its entirety, the European response to Islamic terrorism: Appeasement and genuflection to Islam. Historically, such behavior was required by non-Muslim citizens of Islamic states, known as dhimmis, in exchange for “protection”. The question is why American citizens, who live in the United States and not in an Islamic state, feel obliged to submit to Islam?


Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a British Muslim, recently wrote: “The need for strong surveillance of Muslim communities in the West has never been greater…. From inside the communities where Islamists hide, we can deter Islamism…. the state must outlaw Islamist groups.”

On October 31, Sayfullo Saipov, a Muslim immigrant from Uzbekistan, shouted, “Allahu Akbar!” (“Allah is the greatest!”) as he rammed his rented truck into 20 people in downtown Manhattan, killing eight and wounding twelve more. The truck-ramming attack, a terrorist tactic popularized by jihadists in Israel, then Europe, was the deadliest terror attack in New York since September 11, 2001. The response to Saipov’s attack from New York City officials, as well as the US media, displays the extent to which officials have submitted to Islamic terrorism since then, and how unquestioningly the mainstream media backs this capitulation. Americans should be extremely worried.

NY Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller said after the attack:


“This is not about Islam, this is not about the mosque he attends, there are hundreds of thousands of law abiding Muslims in New York City, who are adversely affected by things like this. It is probably a good time to say that we have seen in the aftermath of incidents like these, bias incidents, hate crimes, assaults… and anybody behind those will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”.

In fact, this attack had everything to do with Islam. Saipov was a devout Muslim, who left a note at the site of the attack making clear that he had committed the atrocity on behalf of ISIS, an organization that is, as studies have shown, nothing if not Islamic. The mosque Saipov allegedly attended had actually been under surveillance since 2005; and mosques are among the most popular places for Muslim outreach, dawa. Although the internet also plays a role in the radicalization process, a recent study showed that face-to-face encounters are even more important.

Instead of threatening New Yorkers — who have a constitutionally protected right to voice their objections to being murdered by Muslim terrorists, even if the deputy police commissioner thinks it might be “biased” to be against your own demise — with prosecution, the police deputy commissioner should have admonished them, “If you see something, say something”. Instead, he not only lied about the Islamic nature of the terrorist attack, but, through his grossly negligent remarks, enabled future attacks. Possibly, now, if people witness something suspicious, they will be afraid to speak out for fear of being labelled an “Islamophobe”, or, as in Europe, prosecuted.

The deputy police commissioner, by the way, is the same official, who, in 2014, helped shut down the New York Police Department Demographics Unit — a team that monitored mosques and neighborhoods to guard against threats to public safety — after Muslim activists lobbied the police and demanded that it be closed down.

The unit was discontinued, even though a federal judge ruled that the surveillance could be justified: “The police,” he said, “could not have monitored New Jersey for Muslim terrorist activities without monitoring the Muslim community itself”.

Recently, the physician Qanta Ahmed wrote:


As a Muslim committed to fighting Islamism, I appeal to you: The need for strong surveillance of Muslim communities in the West has never been greater…. From inside the communities where Islamists hide, we can deter Islamism….The Quran is not ambiguous: “Be strict in observing justice, and be witness for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or against your parents or kindred.”…

Counterterrorism experts and politicians must know that far from being Islamophobic, the scrutiny is supported by Islam.

Nations seasoned in combating Islamism — most recently, Egypt…. have identified mosques as critical nerve centers for Islamism. Mosques in Egypt, for example, are monitored by the state. I have testified on Capitol Hill that the United States needs similar surveillance to expose domestic radicalization.

Also, the state must outlaw Islamist groups. To Saudi Arabia’s dismay, Britain failed to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood despite evidence of the Brotherhood’s actions on British soil….

Rather than accept the Islamist narrative of the victimization of Muslims by the West, in combating Islamism, Muslims will discover our wherewithal to help protect the nations where we make our homes. In doing so, we will become more invested in our adoptive nations and safeguarding ourselves from the marginalization Islamists seek to exploit….

Islam itself demands no less.


Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a British Muslim, recently wrote: “The need for strong surveillance of Muslim communities in the West has never been greater…. From inside the communities where Islamists hide, we can deter Islamism…. the state must outlaw Islamist groups.” (Image source: Fox News video screenshot)


Other officials seemed to take their cue from European leaders — to deny and deflect any connection between Islam and terror attacks in the name of Islam: “The new terrorist tactic… are these lone wolves who commit these acts of terror,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo said, adding that there was no evidence of a “wider scheme”. Saipov’s attack, however, was part of a “wider scheme” known as jihad, which has been ongoing for 1,400 years — a fact Cuomo appears to have missed.

Speaking about the attack, H.R. McMaster, the President’s National Security Adviser, said:


“What the President wants is to secure the American people from this threat and from mass murderers like this, murderers like this. And so what he’s asked us for are options to take a look to assess if our tremendous law enforcement teams and our judicial system has all the tools they need to be able to combat this threat to the American people”.

Here is a free tip: Refusing to name the threat, calling it a “mass murderer” and the attacker a “lone wolf” or “mentally ill”, instead saying “Islamic jihad”, guarantees that the United States (or Europe) will not be able to combat “this threat”.

The media, instead of scrutinizing and questioning the motives for jihadist attacks, instead doubled down and apologized for Islam: “The phrase ‘Allahu Akbar’ is an everyday phrase tarnished by attacks”, wrote the New York Times, assuring its readers that “Its real meaning is far more innocent”. Actually, it is not.

“Translating and understanding this phrase as merely ‘God is great’ strips it of its crucial aspect of Allah’s supremacy over all other deities”, according to Yigal Carmon of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Most media sources mistranslate Allahu Akbar. It does not mean “Allah is great”, a simple declaration of piety, according to Robert Spencer, Islam expert and author of 17 books on Islam; it means “Allah is greater ” or “Allah is greatest” — a “declaration of supremacism and superiority, and of victory over the infidels”.

“The next time you hear Allahu Akbar,” wrote a spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in a piece for the New York Daily News,


“whether… on an airplane, or in a shopping mall — remember that the phrase used by millions of Muslims and Christians daily to praise God regardless of their circumstances, can never be justified for use when harming His creation.”

First, it is false that Christians worship Allah. The New York Daily News apparently wants to help condition people to the lie that “Allahu Akbar” is an innocent term — so that the next time people hear it, they will not question its meaning, fight or flee from a terrorist scene for fear of being labelled an “Islamophobe”. It is propaganda.

“The Arabic chant ‘Allahu Akbar,’ God is great,” said Jack Tapper, CNN’s anchor about an hour after Saipov had gone on his vehicular jihad, “Sometimes said under the most beautiful of circumstances, and too often we hear it being said in moments like this”.

At the same time, the media began to paint Muslims as the victims — not the dead and the wounded victims of the terrorist attack. The Associated Press wrote:


“In aftermath of bike path killings, mosques near NYC face hostility again. Much like after the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. Muslims who object to terrorism are the targets of threats…. Many people here worry that President Trump’s statements – including calling Saipov an ‘animal’ – will inflame tensions”.

President Trump’s response to the terrorist attack — not the attack itself — is what the reader was supposed to believe “will inflame tensions” — whatever that means in a city where a Muslim just murdered eight people, simply for being “infidels”.

One is reminded of Mark Steyn’s citation of the satirical headlines: “British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow’s Train Bombing”, followed by, “Belgian Cabinet Minister Says Tomorrow’s Train Bombing Is All Our Fault”.

New York has adopted, in its entirety, the European response to Islamic terrorism: Appeasement and genuflection to Islam. Historically, such behavior was required by non-Muslim citizens of Islamic states, known as dhimmis, in exchange for “protection”, in addition to the payment of the special “protection” tax, jizya, for non-Muslims.

The question is why American citizens, who live in the United States and not in an Islamic state — and whose Muslim population constitutes less than two percent — feel obliged to submit to Islam?

Judith Bergman is a columnist, lawyer and political analyst.


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18 Reader Comments

michael demere weeks • Nov 8, 2017 at 20:29


Thank You for the Article. I copied Mark Stein’s satirical headlines. I love satire,
even against Myself. This was pointed in the Right direction, “OUR” Enemy !



DV • Nov 8, 2017 at 14:17


Fox News got this wrong. Islam is inherently political. It always was. It always will be. It can’t be anything but political. A non-political Islam wouldn’t be Islam.



joanofark06 • Nov 8, 2017 at 00:01


I know New York Times, and other websites/magazines/newspapers, are supporting these horrid animals, but I hope no one reads the website, of VOA (Voice Of America). They are not FOR America, as I have now come upon the 3rd article (within a few months), on their website, showing how these poor, poor muslims are finding a new life in this country. This one article, I have to share here, because it’s really unbelievable! One, they tell about this one guy in Egypt who ” asked for U.S. asylum in 2015 when he claimed his wife’s family threatened to kill him after he was unfaithful to his spouse”, and then, two, “was tortured and assaulted after his neighbor learned he was having a relationship with a transgender woman.” Would anyone say, this is an INTELLIGENT, upstanding guy, who needs to have a home here in America? Well, guess what? He’s here! But of course, we don’t know if he’s a muslim or practices Islam, because of course, VOA, never mentions what religion he practices, or any personal info like that. But him, being from Egypt, and with his picture on the article, we can pretty much assume what he is.
Now, for our “officials” that say that those ones that kill people here in this country, are “mentally ill”, I can pretty much bank on this one, that they will be right on the money, when this one goes on a rampage! Here’s the article, from our supposedly “Voice of America”. Isn’t our country sooo wonderful, who will immigrate these upstanding young men? sarc/off

Egyptian National Seeking US Asylum, Afraid to Go Home




Andrew Boughton • Nov 7, 2017 at 17:42


Yup. Judith is 100% right. Merkel is of that branch of Christianity which would accept death passively rather than fight back. The victim as martyr, an an ideal match for the murderous strain of Islamist martyrdom. The relish of a violent death from two anti-life philosophies. It’s a match made in Hell.



Nicholas Ginex • Nov 7, 2017 at 16:28


Ignorance pervades in the United States due to a reluctance of our schools, colleges, and universities omitting history that is relevant to their lives, the history of Islam. The actual evidence of Europe being transformed by Islamic law and culture should awaken all people here in the United States to **eliminate all Islamic organizations** and only permit mosques to exist in accordance with our Constitution.

Religion is a necessary part of people’s lives but there must not be any tolerance of a religion that has in its scripture, the Qur’an, the objective to have its religion prevail over all other religions (Qur’an 9:33).

***There is a solution***. All people must communicate to everybody that the Qur’an contains many abominable verses that advocate bigotry, hatred, violence, and the killing of anyone who does not follow Islam. To verify this sad truth, go read “Allah, We, Our and Us.” It provides a history how Islam became a world religion through force by conquering many countries and submitting their captives to two alternatives: pay a fee to follow Islam or die. This book provides many unaltered verses to verify that the Qur’an is the SOURCE of discontent and terrorism.

Only through knowledge can the threat of Islam be defeated. People, give yourselves time to read “Allah, We, Our and Us.” It is available as a FREE READ via:



Walter • Nov 7, 2017 at 12:57


A very subtle article by JB. Like Paul Newman in the epic 1960 film EXODUS, I could howl like a dog when hearing this apologetic nonsense by politicians and others that Islam has nothing to do with these horrific Jihadist attacks. Dr. Qanta Ahmed is right that the need for strong surveillance of Muslim communities in the West has never been greater…. the state must outlaw Islamist groups.

This, however, is not limited to Jihadist violence by the sword. What is even more dangerous is the undermining of our Western civilization by the Jihad of speech and pen and money. It is the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR and all the other Islamist organizations, foundations, NGOs, think tanks that should be closely monitored or even banned, if necessary. Also those foreign lecturers in the Universities and schools who are spreading the deadly venom of political Islam to exchange our free society for a criminal psychosis a.k.a. Sharia law.



Joseph Bochichio • Nov 7, 2017 at 11:29


John Miller the deputy commissioner, is the same John Miller that actually interviewed Osama Bin Laden in 2000. This was a year before 9/11, and Miller got an earful from OBL that day. It is so stupid of him to take this resentful dhimmi attitude of appeasement to Islam, he of all folks should know better.
I will blame him directly if someone comes forward with information and he rejects it and or arrests the informant for ISLAMOPHOBIA.
New Yorkers like their British and European counterparts are guilty of being SO LIBERAL, BLIND AND LEFTIST, by voting in the equivalent of a Communist Tzar in Mayor de Blasio and his Trostkyites.
New Yorkers will be the blame, just like the Europeans for allowing this terror.
Liberalism is the problem that is causing all of this stupidity and dhimmi fear.
Those of us, like the writer of this article are frustrated with this braineating auto-immune disease of Liberalism, which is at the root of the problem, always.
It is inexplicable that Leftist Liberals like the cowardly Lion in Oz, have NO heart.
The additional problem is that they aren’t aware of their absent heart.
How dare these N.Y. Officials mistreat the victims family, especially those from Argentina, with such disdain.
Disdain even for their own city, not acknowledging visitors to their city from another country, were slaughtered, and they’d rather play victim for the terrorist politics.
Shameful, absolutely shameful, and same goes for all New Yorkers for you deserve the leaders you want.



Jerry Cook • Nov 7, 2017 at 10:10


Sweden, Germany, England, France, Denmark and Belgium all are having horrific experiences with their unbridled immigration policies, and seem to have committed cultural and social suicide, all promoted by the extreme progressive / socialist left. Muslims do not meld into the host cultures, but demand that the host adapt to their way. Muslims set up parallel societies and no go zones within cities. Islam is a political system disguised as a religion. All of the “progressive/socialist countries have very generous welfare systems which is an immigrant magnet and a burden to the taxpayers of the host countries. Most of the immigrants can live far better on welfare than working in their home countries.The USA is not far behind in the suicidal immigration. We have our own people on welfare on the backs of the US taxpayers. Why is the U.S. importing more???



Giorgio • Nov 7, 2017 at 10:05


Why the “hundreds of thousands of law abiding Muslims in New York City, who are adversely affected by things like this” were not seen demonstrating against Islamic terrorism ?



david • Nov 7, 2017 at 09:26


Bat Yeor, I believe, coined the word in her books on the status of non Muslims in the lands of dar al islam and here Judith, you raise a very important an overlooked point – Dhimitude strongly also exists in the lands of dar al harb.

Collaboration is NOT a state that exists only under threats of intimidation or violence. A famous experiment in the sixties showed how ordinary students were made to administer electric shocks to actors behind a screen who ‘winced in pain’ every time they pressed the button. There was no coercion yet most student volunteers collaborated and showed no remorse.

This of course is not even Stockholm Syndrome and Goldhagen in his book, “Hitler and the willing executioners” demonstrates the syndrome brilliantly.
We are dealing with a form of psychosis which appears to flourish unresearched in our society and unprovoked dhimmitude is a part of it



Short John Silver • Nov 7, 2017 at 08:56


Are Muslims such as Dr. Qantas Ahmed confused or are they trying to confuse the rest of us? She says that the Koran is not ambiguous; but that is precisely what it is! She quotes a verse that appears benevolent conveniently overlooking all the many verses that promote violence, supremacy, domination and slaughter. She is also overlooking the fact that Allah and Mohammad are referring to the concern for Muslims by Muslims in these verses. The infidel is to be treated with harshness.

Dr. Ahmed, according to the Koran and the Sunna, is an apostate or a hypocrite in the Islamic world. Islam does not even allow that the infidel is fit to rule anything, certainly not fit to supervise the actions of Muslims. Does Dr. Ahmed only know a few “kind ” verses, has she never read her own “holy” texts? She has, it would appear, created her own Islam which she carries around with her. It is much better than the official version but it has nothing in common with Islam as the vast majority of practising Muslims understand it.

Dr. Ahmad actually does more harm than good because she lulls people into a sense of false security, believing that this fantasy Islam really does exist. It doesn’t. The honest thing for these people to do is to admit that Islam is totally unfit for a civilised, democratic society and renounce it. Instead they try to convince people to believe in an Islam that does not exist and never did and probably never will.



walter Short John Silver • Nov 7, 2017 at 14:28


SJS you are spot on with your introductory question. Maybe she has very limited knowledge of Islam, not familiar with the Quran, the Hadith and the Sira. Or she is on a Taqiyya trip – lies and deception – to advance an “Islam of peace and love”. Muslims don’t cause Islam. Islam causes Muslims.



JB Silver • Nov 7, 2017 at 07:44


Another superb article by Judith Bergman.
But why are the Western leaders so submissive in the traditional way of Dhimmis under moslem control?
Are they simply paid by the Moslems, or do they have a pathological death wish?
In other words are they simply corrupt, or like the GBLT(and other BS initials) ‘community’ (I’m openly Homosexual and they are not MY community, and they don’t speak for me), and the ‘radical feminists’, who actively support women’s rights to be genitally mutilated, beaten and made 2nd or 3rd class citizens under Islam & sharia, even in previously free Western countries?
JB Silver



Larry M. Goldstein • Nov 7, 2017 at 07:24


Ms. Bergman, I agree with your view. It is painful, in particular, that the New York City Police Department appears to focus on possible retaliation against Muslims rather than on a particular crime committed by a particular Muslim. Nevertheless, we need to recognize and sympathize with the concerns of the police, who want to reduce the chances of violence. You quoted Deputy Commissioner Miller, and yes, it was a terrible thing he said, but what formulation would be superior? You feel the police should say to the citizens of New York, “If you see something, say something.” But that really does not capture the situation, does it, since the exact same phrase can apply to robbery, extortion, murder, rape, or any other heinous crime. Should he say, as you implied, “This is about Islamic Jihad, but not Islam”? Or perhaps, “This is about Islamofacism, not Islam”? Or perhaps, “The great majority of Muslims in New York City are law abiding, but to those who are not we say ‘New York will never submit to you terrorism, and in the end we will defeat you.'” I do not criticize you or your article, but rather I ask you a question. Ms. Bergman, there will be terrorist incidents in the future, and each one will be followed by a police statement. What should that statement be? Larry M. Goldstein, author of A Table Against Mine Enemies: Israel on the Lawfare Front.



Hanna • Nov 7, 2017 at 06:50


Does anyone has an answer to the question of why American Citizens submit to Islam — constantly worrying about insulting Muslims. Are Muslims more sensitive than the rest of us. It is time for all Americans to say to the Muslims, you are very welcome to OUR country, but you have to observe and obey the rules — all the rules — like everyone else. The Europeans are loosing their continent to Islam, worrying too much about insulting anybody. Thank you Judith Bergman and Gatestone.






























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