ISLAMIC LAW AND THE BEHEADING OF JAMES (JIM) FOLEY
There is a limit to freedom of religion. The limit comes when that religion becomes synonymous with terrorism. (Updated 8/22/2014).
ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) beheaded American reporter James (Jim) Foley while filming the event. The graphic video was addressed to America with a warning. On the matrix below the axis term is FOLEY BEHEADED. ISLAM is on the matrix at skip +2. Running vertically through ISLAM is FATWA. A FATWA is defined in the Islamic faith as a legal opinion or learned interpretation that a qualified jurist or mufti can give on issues pertaining to the Islamic law. JIM is in sequence with FATWA. There have been fatwas issued that allow for beheading, which is also permitted in the Koran. These will be discussed further in this article after the significance of the matrix is explained. The primary a-priori key words on the matrix are JIM, FATWA and ISLAM. Other a-priori terms were SURA (a chapter in the Koran) and ASSHUR/ ASSYRIA (Syria) because Foley was executed in Syria. The terms WHEN THEY DIE and FROM THE BLOOD in the open text were only noticed a-posteriori and are not used for purposes of statistical significance calculations.
Figure 1 above - the matrix with FOLEY BEHEADED as the axis term. The photos below show the victim, his murderer, and the initiation of the act.
Statistical significance for Figure 1 is calculated on the spreadsheets below. Terms with values less than 2 are more likely to be found than calling a coin toss corrected. The three primary a-priori terms yield a combined odds against Figure occurring by chance as 43,544 to 1. This includes no significance for the axis term.
HISTORY OF BEHEADINGS BY ISLAMIC TERRORISTS INCLUDING MOHAMMED. Beheading is not something new in Islam. In the Koran (Qu'ran) in Chapter 4, verse 47 Mohammed issued the instructions shown on the figure below. The reference to strike (their) necks means beheading. The chapter (sura) itself is named Muhammad (Mohammed). Note that Mohammed went on to discuss ransom. See also Chapter 8:12-13 below. The relatives of Jim Foley were asked to pay $134,000,000. They were not able to raise that much, and so he was slaughtered, just as Mohammed instructed. In the Islamic world today, Saudi Arabia uses beheading as a means of execution. If you are not too sensitive to horrendous graphics, a Christian web site shows Muslims decapitating two victims in Syria here. (note, as an Orthodox Jew, I do not endorse the New Testament scriptures cited in the previous link). It is too bad that Foley didn't take this behavior seriously enough. This is the nature of many of the people that he wanted to film. It makes about as much sense to get close to them as it does to look inside the mouth of a crocodile to see what it eats. Further, when our reporters try to get such film footage and get captured while doing do, they can place the lives of U.S. military personnel at risk by putting pressure on our Government to try to effect rescues. In fact, it was announced on August 21, 2014 that a rescue had been unsuccessfully attempted to save Foley. One of our people was injured in the attempt. I would recommend that drone technology be adapted to obtain film footage where desired in such areas, but reporter lives should not be placed in jeopardy. Once they are taken hostage they become weapons in the hands of our enemies. ISIS has been paid millions of dollars in ransom by European governments or organizations. This money only serves to finance those who want us all converted, or dead. As for more modern fatwas, an Australian imam named Feiz Mohammad has issued a fatwa calling for the beheading of an anti-Islamic Dutch politician Geert Wilders, as of 2010.
The call for terror and beheadings made by Mohammed, and being carried out by ISIS as a warning to the United States (as well as to Christians and Yazidis in Iraq) raises a fundamental and highly difficult question to answer. How can the United States ensure religious freedom for all when one of the religions growing here calls for death or conversion of all the rest of us? In the last few decades Islamic immigration into Europe has greatly altered the nature of countries there. In the summer of 2013 I lived in Geneva, Switzerland. Until about two days before the month of Ramadan ended and they went back the Middle East, at least half of the people there were Muslim and many or most of the women were dressed in burqas. When I attended synagogue I was not permitted to enter until I and my 20 -year old son (doing a fellowship in high energy physics at C.E.R.N) could prove that we were Jewish. Our passports and my U.S. military ID card were not considered. Nor was the fact that I could speak Hebrew and describe many places in Israel where I had lived before. The Jewish Defense League protecting the two synagogues visited were so concerned because of Muslim threats to attack the Jewish congregations there. Only when they saw that I knew enough Hebrew prayers were we permitted to enter. Likewise, in England, where Muslims succeeded in removing kosher food from one supermarket for a while recently, Muslims appear to be overrunning the country. They have launched terror attacks against the native British there (as with the subway bombing on July 7, 2005), and the man who executed Jim Foley apparently came from London.
Koran 47:4 call to behead and try to get ransom.
Koran 8:12-13. More beheading and terror instructions.
On August 21, 2014 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said in reference to ISIS that, “The Islamic State clearly poses a long-term threat," and that the group poses a threat "beyond anything we've seen." The same is likely true for Islam in general in the United States. Islam in America was not a factor when the United States was formed, but the first battle fought on foreign soil by the U.S. Marine Corps was in 1805 in Tripoli, Libya. It is memorialized in the Marine Corp hymn:"From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea." Islam is succeeding in taking over much of Europe due to its liberal immigration policy. When that policy is challenged, as it was by Geert Wilders, we see Muslims calling for him to be beheaded. It's tough to challenge immigration laws here in America, especially with a President whose middle name is Hussein, and who has Islam listed as his religion on his school records in Indonesia. But the time has come to consider how to be safe with this fifth column among us. Islam, if it is to continue in America, must draw a clear line between how it acts now and what was taught in the Koran. Just as people are not permitted to shout "fire" in a crowded theater, there must be clear limitations when it comes to religions that preach terrorism.