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A Clear and Resolute Lexicon for the Unblinded, the Rational, and the Morally Unconflicted

This is a glossary of special terms, foreign words (mainly Arabic), and colloquialisms (plus terms I've made up for the purpose of describing and designating matters discussed here) which visitors to Clarity & Resolve will run into, but may not yet be familiar with. Some of the entries are a bit encyclopedic, so peruse it at your leisure and soak it in. This will be an ongoing project, as I plan to make this compendium as exhaustively thorough and comprehensive as possible. Anyone with a suggestion for additions or corrections to the glossary may feel free to contact me about it.

Disclaimer: If you can't handle Islam being criticized and even ridiculed here and there, if you adhere blindly to far left ideology, if you take offense with politically incorrect—but honest—realism, or if you have no sense of humor, please leave the glossary now and proceed to IslamOnline, MoveOn.org, Indymedia, the nearest "peace" rally, or the neighborhood mosque where you will be in your element. Thanks.




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1924: This is the year that the Islamic khilafa was finally dissolved in Turkey by Mustafa Kamal, ending a continuous thirteen century succession from Muhammad. Muslims blame this event, which they see as a horrible calamity, on Western interference and hostility to Islam. It is an injurious point of humiliation to the Muslim psyche and is probably equal to the 800 year-old grudge of Europe's defensive Crusades as inspiration for Islam's hatred of the West and of the infidel (outside of the Koran and sunnah). 1924 marked the inevitable clash of Islam's unreformed seventh century doctrine and the modern, civilized world led by the West. It was the catalyst of the modern jihad revival which has been gathering momentum and strength ever since. The Muslim Brotherhood was established in response to the end of the Caliphate, and Osama bin Laden, et al. have whined about the humiliation and suffering of Muslims in the 80 years since, and have used this date to help justify the mass murder of infidels in their rambling jihad screeds.

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adhan: The Islamosupremacist call to prayer, heard five times per day to... call people to pray. The adhan is a nasal-sounding, dissonant, aural affront. It is traditionally called from a minaret (spire) of a mosque by a human (a muezzin or muadhdhin in Arabic), although, it is now increasingly broadcast from mosque loudspeakers—like in Hamtramck, Michigan, for example. Here are the words:
God is the Greatest, God is the Greatest. God is the Greatest, God is the Greatest. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but God. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but God. I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God. I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God. Hasten to the Prayer, hasten to the Prayer. Hasten to real success, hasten to real success. God is the Greatest, God is the Greatest. There is none worthy of worship but God.
The line hasten to real success is instrumental in Islam and is central to its self-image of supremacy and its ambitions of universal conquest.
Allah: The Arabic word for "God." The boss of Islam. He is fond of exhorting His believers to cause the bloodshed of anyone who doesn't follow his religion, Islam. He is so omnipotent and awesome that he has 99 names. He released a book about Himself and His creation 1400 years ago called the Koran. I rarely use the name Allah because I think it should be clearly understood that Muslims genuinely view Muhammad's angry, vindictive, and violent deity as the one true deity.
Allahu akbar: "God is great," or "God is the greatest." The Muslim Student Association (MSA), a Saudi Salafi mouthpiece, has an interesting definition:
This statement is said by Muslims numerous times. During the call for prayer, during prayer, when they are happy... when they slaughter an animal [or an infidel —ed.]... Actually it is most said expression in the world [Really? —ed.]. Its meaning: "Allah is the Greatest." Muslims praise Allah in every aspect of life; and as such they say Allahu Akbar. (emphasis mine)
Allahu akbar, kuffar.
Alhamdulilah: First part of Alhamdulilah rabbil 'alameen, which means, "Praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds."
Allah ta'ala: God, the exalted
alima: a learned scholar of Islam plural: ulema
amir or emir: leader, commander
Am Yisra'el chai: The people of Israel live/are alive. And they flew three F-16s over Auschwitz-Birkenau in combat formation in 2003.
anti-jihad machine: our fine fighting men and women of the U.S. military, as well as our allies
assalamu alaikum: Standard Muslim greeting; means, "Peace be upon you." It is usually answered with Wa 'alaikumus salam, which means, "And upon you is the peace." Muslims are not to offer this greeting to infidels, but are allowed to respond to it with the abovementioned reply.
Arafat 2: Mahmoud Abbas (aka by his nom de guerre, Abu Mazen), the leader of the Palestinian Authority—a nonexistent state. He is called Arafat 2 because while the world lauds him for some sort of miraculous democratic spirit the man does not possess, he is plainly not willing and/or able to change the Islamic culture of death prevalent among his people any more than his predecessor was.
aya or ayah: a verse in the Koran; literally, in Arabic, it means "miracle." Yes, Muslims believe that each verse of the Koran is a miracle from God. plural: ayat


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bida: Innovation, introducing anything new into the religion—strongly prohibited in Islam

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CAIR: The Council on American-Islamic Relations. The deceitful mouthpiece of Islamic terror in America. The Sinn Fein of violent jihad. To learn about CAIR, check out Anti-CAIR.
call to prayer: See adhan.
Canine Defense Forces (K-9DF): A highly trained elite team of dogs whose sole purpose in life is the protection of Patrick al-Kafir and the CRCLX. Well, that and playing, eating, sleeping, and barking into an empty room. Mostly for protection of the Clarity & Resolve mission, though.
carswarm (Amer. colloquial): As far as I know, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs came up with this term. It refers to the bizarre sociological phenomenon which occurs when Palestinian Arabs gather in a large, angry mob around a car which, along with its terrorist occupants, has just been blown to pieces by an Israeli hellfire rocket (usually fired from an attack helicopter).
Choco, Agent (proper name, aka Maggie): One of my dogs, a middle-aged Chocolate Lab. C&R's first employee, and founding member of the K-9 Defense Forces. She was found as a stray in a parking lot somewhere in Tacoma. She's a Lab, but she's an all-American Lab and fiercely devoted to me—so step off, son. Agent Choco's partner and comrade is Commando "Action" Jack.
Clarity & Resolve: The ability to see reality clearly and rationally, even when one might rather not; and the will to acknowledge it for what it is, to confront it when necessary, and to work towards changing it for the better of all mankind.
CRCLX: Clarity & Resolve Compound, Location Unknown. This is where all the kafir magic happens. In a remote and snowy woodland, built into a well-hidden mountain bunker (with a high-speed internet connection and a voluminous library), this secure headquarters serves as the home and workplace for Patrick al-Kafir, as he humbly strives (an infidel jihad, one might say) to make the world a better place through the cosmic humor of blogging about the Religion of Peace, jihad, and freedom for all.

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dar al-Islam: "House/domain of submission." A term signifying lands under Muslim control. Related terms: dar al-Harb, dar al-Kufr: "House of War," "House of Disbelief." Used to to designate the lands of infidels. dar al-Ahd: "House of the Treaty, or Truce." Lands that are controlled by infidels, but which are not presently at war with Muslims.
dawa: The peaceful invitation to Islam for infidels; missionary work. Used in lands where jihad is impractible, or as the required precursor to jihad.
Death Cult, The: A truthful, if blunt and politically incorrect, nickname for Islam. Also sardonically referred to as the Religion of Peace™.
death cultist: a Muslim, also called a peaceful religionist
dhimmi: Literally, "protected person." A Christian, Jew, or Sabian—ahl al-Kitab: people of the book—who live in Muslim lands as second class citizens. They are subjected to paying a poll tax (jizya), a land tax, different dress (this is where Hitler got the idea for the yellow Magen David), they cannot testify against a Muslim in a court of law, nor can they hold commercial or social positions higher than a Muslim. Dhimmis have been subjected to humiliation, sporadic violence, pogroms, and mass expulsion from Muslim lands throughout Islam's history.
Dubya: George W. Bush, our 43rd president. A man whose policies I do not always agree with, and who I did not vote for in 2000 (but whom I will vote for this year). A man I respect in light of his clarity and resolve in the wake of the 9/11 jihad attacks in my country. Dubya has my endorsement, something that I don't easily give to politicians, because of his confidence, leadership, and willingness to take the war on jihad to the mujahideen so that it doesn't end up on my street or yours. UPDATE: Four more years.

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Eurocrat: a European who is ideologically anti-American and usually at least quasi-socialist

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faqih: Islamic jurisprudent, expert in Islamic law (sharia), pl. fuqaha
fatwa: Legally binding, religious ruling/proclamation.
fitna: This is a somewhat broad term which translates as discord or civil strife. It is used in the Koran as "mischief in the land" or "disorder in the land," which can be capital offenses in sharia.
fiqh: Islamic jurisprudence, understanding of Islamic law (sharia) The five categories of fiqh, and the degree to which Muslims must follow them, are:

  • fard: required, obligatory
  • mandub: recommended, suggested
  • mubah: allowable, acceptable
  • makruh: despised, not prohibited, but discouraged
  • haraam: prohibited

Five Pillars of Islam, The: These are the obligatory principles of faith that each Muslim must adhere to. Jihad is proclaimed as the sixth pillar of Islam (or the pinnacle of Islam) by most Muslim clerics and Islamic scholars.

  1. Shahadah: the declaration of faith
    La ilaha illa'Llah—There is no god worthy of worship except God Muhammadun rasulu'Llah—and Muhammad is His messenger.
  2. Salat: prayer
  3. Zakat: charity for the ummah (the Muslim community) in need
  4. Sawm: fasting and self-purification during the holy month of Ramadan (which is when Muslims believe Muhammad received the revelation of God's word in the Koran)
  5. Haj: the pilgrimage to Mecca for those who are able-bodied, and solvent—to be done at least once in ones life
    ...Umar ibn al-Khattab, told me: One day we were sitting in the company of God's Apostle (saas) when there appeared before us a man dressed in pure white clothes, his hair extraordinarily black. There were no signs of travel on him. None amongst us recognized him. At last he sat with the Apostle (saas). He knelt before him, placed his palms on his thighs, and said: Muhammad, inform me about al-Islam. The Messenger of Allah (saas) said: Al-Islam implies that you testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and you establish prayer, pay Zakat, observe the fast of Ramadan, and perform pilgrimage to the (House) if you are solvent enough (to bear the expense of) the journey. He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth... —Sahih Muslim Bk 1, No 1

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greenhat/head: A member of Hamas, so-called because of the dopey green baseball caps and green shahada headbands they seem to be so fond of wearing.

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hadith (plural: ahadith or hadith or hadiths): From MSA:
Reports on the sayings and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) or what he witnessed and approved are called Hadith. These are the real explanation, interpretation, and the living example of the Prophet (s.a.w.) for teachings of the Qur'an. His sayings are found in books called the Hadith books. Some famous collectors of Hadith are Imam Al-Bukhari, Imam Muslim, Imam An-Nasa'i, Imam Abu Dawood, Imam At-Tirmizi, and Imam Majah. There are many others.
The hadith are the written collections of the sunna (sacralized traditions) documenting the mannerisms, habits, sayings, deeds, and way of life of Muhammad. They are interpreted literally (although some carry more authentic weight than others), as all debate concerning their veracity was finished over a millennium ago. The sunna complement the Koran and are the second basis (after the Koran) of sharia law.
hadith qudsi: sacred hadith. These are hadiths which Muhammad claimed to have been given directly from God, but which he put into his own words. Thus, they differ from the Koran, which Muslims believe is God's literal word.
halaal: permitted in Islam
haraam: prohibited in Islam
hudna: Honest Reporting has a good definition of the Arab/Muslim concept of hudna:
Hudna has a distinct meaning to Islamic fundamentalists, well-versed in their history: The prophet Mohammad struck a legendary, ten-year hudna with the Quraysh tribe that controlled Mecca in the seventh century. Over the following two years, Mohammad rearmed and took advantage of a minor Quraysh infraction to break the hudna and launch the full conquest of Mecca, the holiest city in Islam.
In essence, this is religious license to renege on ones word, and to regroup, rearm, and reorganize to attack when ones enemy is lulled into thinking that one will be honest and fulfill ones side of a truce. This is tactic has been used over and over in Islam's history, and is used to great effect today by Yasser Arafat, Hamas, al-Aqsa, and other Islamic terrorists all over the world. Recent examples include Fallujah and Najaf. What Westerners need to do is to read Islamic scripture and learn that in Islam there is no concept of permanent submission to any other power than God's. Treaties mean nothing. Beware the hudna.


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ijma: the consensus of the ulema (learned religious scholars of Islam), an instrumental part of sharia law
imam: From MSA:
An Imam is a religious leader. Any person who leads a congregational prayer is called an Imam. A religious leader who also leads his community in the political affairs may be called an Imam, an Amir, or a Caliph. However, an Imam is not infallible [this is anti-Shia sentiment, as Shiites revere certain imams, almost as saints. —ed.]. He is responsible for his mistakes to all the members of the community and above all he is responsible to Almighty Allah.
insh'Allah: God willing, if God wills it
Irrational America Hatred Syndrome (IAHS): Any of several mental disorders in which a visceral, spiteful, and unreasonable hatred of America and/or Americans is the primary symptom. Includes: the European resentment of America's demonstrated ability to proceed unimpeded and unapproved (by Europeans) in geopolitical endeavors deemed necessary to its national security and other interests; Arab/Muslim aversion to the vanguard of secular democracy which is a constant reminder of Islam's abysmal failure at equipping its adherents with the tools necessary to succeed in the modern world; and of course, the blind, self-effacing antipathy of American leftists who have climbed onto the trendy platform of hating the land they live in and its institutions which provide them with freedom and unparalleled opportunity. IAHS is manifest in other forms as well, but the three abovementioned disorders, or a combination thereof, are currently the most prevalent. The only effective treament for IAHS is a simple, yet uncompromising, regimen of good sense, sincere love and appreciation of freedom, and rejection of fashionable, empty, self-defeating leftist philosophy. There is hope—don't give up.
IDF: Israel Defense Forces
irtidad: apostasy from Islam, punishable by death; also called ridda
Islam: Submission to God. The third and last great monotheistic/Abrahamic faith to come out of the Middle East, c. 600 CE. From MSA:

Islam is an Arabic word the root of which is Silm and Salam. It means among others: peace, greeting, salutation, obedience, loyalty, allegiance, and submission to the will of the Creator of the Universe. Islam is the last and final religion to all mankind and to all generations irrespective of color, race, nationality, ethnic background, language, or social position. The religion of Islam is not to be confused with Mohammedanism. The latter is misnomer to Islam. Muslims do not accept this name as it gives wrong information about Islam and Muslims.

Islam is the most intolerant, totalitarian, violent, and bellicose religion in mankind's history. Since its inception fourteen centuries ago, it has posed a serious existential threat to its enemies within and without. The reason is twofold: First, Islam is amazingly resistant to reform. Unlike the Bible, the Koran is held by Muslims to be the literal word of God, uncreated, inerrant, and immutable (see Koran 2:1-5, 4:82, 5:3, 6:114-115, 10:37, 12:1-3, 13:37, 14:1, 18:1-4, 19:97, 20:113, 26:192-195, 36:1-6, 36:12, 41:1-3, 41:44, 42:7, 46:1-3, 46:10, 46:12, et al). Thus, the precepts, values, and doctrine enshrined in the Koran have come down to us today, literally unchanged. In it we find a comprehensive seventh century socio-politico-religious ideology which may have been acceptable one millennium ago, but which is now egregiously incompatible with the modern, secular values (religious tolerance, women's rights, pluralism, freedom of conscience, etc.) which have moved the civilized world forward. Muslims hold this book to be their principle guide and inspiration. Every infidel should be at least generally familiar with the Koran.

The second reason that Islam is such a menace is its profoundly martial character. No other faith is so thoroughly permeated with overt hostility and sanction for violence against unbelievers. Through the elaborate scriptural and exegetical doctrine of holy war (jihad), Islam has elevated the act of killing, stealing, subjugating, raping, and dying in God's name to the pinnacle of the believer's moral outlook (see Koran 2:216, 3:140-42, 4:74, 4:76, 4:84, 4:95, 8:12, 8:38-39, 8:60, 8:66, 8:69, 8:72, 8:7-75, 9:5 (verse of the sword), 9:14, 9:20, 9:29, 9:38-39, 9:41, 9:44, 9:73, 9:111, 9:123, 22:58-59, 44:51, 47:4-5, 48:20, 49:15, 61:10--13, 66:9, et al.). With the dual reward of sensual pleasures in this world and in Islam's afterlife paradise, the holy warrior is provided with ample inspiration for all manner of depravity, supposedly pleasing to God. War is prescribed against the infidel until all the world falls under Islamic rule.

Any voices of dissent in Islam are either dead or consigned to doublethink. Blasphemy and apostasy are punishable by death. Islam is extremely totalitarian because its dogma is interpreted literally and is not open to any sort of meaningful revision. But it is also exceedingly totalitarian because it is such a comprehensive and intrusive religion, insinuating itself into the most personal and mundane aspects of a person's life (how one must urinate, wash, have sex); as well as being a sweepingly public religion (containing an entire system of governance on the levels of family, tribe, community, nation, and world). There is no separation of mosque and state.

The ultimate goal of Islam is world dominion through establishment of the caliphate to make all lands dar al-Islam and to make all mankind subject to Islamic sharia law.

Islamo: prefix denoting anything having to do with Islam (Islamosupremacy, Islamofascism, Islamocrat, etc.)
Islamofascism: The hardcore, uncompromising, orthodox application of sharia law, offensive jihad, and outright brutality employed by Islamic terrorist thugs.
Islamosupremacy: This is a term I use to define the pith of Islam, which is the politicoreligious endeavor of fighting—both peacefully and by force of arms—to subdue all of mankind to God's law until Islam is supreme.
Islamothug: Islamic terrorist
Islamocrat: one who enforces, or tries to enforce, Islamic law (sharia), or one who desires to live under such law
isolated incident: A euphemistic phrase which is used in the dishonest portrayal of the many and frequent instances of Islamic terror. This deceptive term depicts these acts of terror as aberrations which are more of the exception than the norm. The isolated incidents add up at an alarming rate, though; and even one or two acts of Islamic mass murder are truly atrocious and devastating. This term is very often used in a sentence which looks something like this: The 9/11 attacks were an isolated incident carried out by violent extremists who represent a only tiny fraction of all Muslims, and do not represent the real Islam, which is the Religion of Peace. It's really just P.R./damage control to use such euphemisms. However, they have the unfortunate effect of legitimating terrorism, at least to a limited extent. Terror should be called terror, and when it is perpetrated by Muslims in Islam's name, it should be called Islamic terror. Also see taqiyya
Israel: The historical homeland of the Jewish people. The Jews had established a vibrant culture and society in Eretz Yisra'el (the land of Israel) some two thousand years before the advent of Islam, which brought Arab invaders, led by Caliph Omar to colonize the land. After being cast out en masse by the Romans, the Jewish diaspora wandered from nation to nation, always as the "unwanted guests" (although Jews never stopped living in Israel). With the advent of modern Zionism, Jews began to make aliyah (return to Israel), buying plots of land, and reestablishing their nation. The Jews are the only people to have ever formed a national identity in Israel. For more details, see Myths & Facts Online: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Israel is America's only ally in the Middle East, and they are arguably our most important ally in the world. Israel is Jewish land, including Gaza and Judea/Samaria.


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Jack, Commando "Action": Commando "Action" Jack is the newest member of the C&R team, and another adoptee, like Agent Choco. He's a German shorthaired pointer, with massive amounts of energy, a proactive attitude, and lots joie de vivre. Under Agent Choco's able tutelage, he has become an invaluable member of the Canine Defense Forces (K-9DF). He's kind of a loose cannon, but always comes through when it counts. Ambitious jihadis beware.
Jahaliya: the time before Islam. Muslims view this time as one of ignorance and darkness, and consider infidels to still be living in this period.
jahannam: hell; also sometimes jahim for hellfire/blazing fire
jannah: Paradise, heaven
jihad: Islamic holy war to spread Allah's religion. We are unconcerned at C&R about the so-called "greater" jihad, because all faiths and value systems contain this emphasis on self-improvement. We are far more interested in the "lesser" jihad, since it is the holy writ which justifies, and indeed requires, that we be killed for our unbelief. Just for laughs, go check out the MSA version, which, by the way, is a form of taqiyya. Jihad is primarily the offensive spread of Islam and/or expansion of its territorial borders through violent force of arms. This is called jihad al mubadahah (offensive jihad). It is sanctioned in the Koran, the sunna, and sharia law, and is a mandatory act of devotion. It is utilized when the peaceful offer of conversion to Islam is refused. Jihad is incumbent on all able-bodied Muslims, and to die in jihad as a shahid*, fighting the infidels in God's name, is regarded as the highest honor. Here is a fatwa on offensive jihad. And here's another one which is less explicit, yet equally favorable to offensive jihad. Defensive jihad to expel kuffar from Muslim lands is called Jihad al-dafa'ah. The Reliance of the Traveller (´Umdat al-Salik) manual of Islamic fiqh is abundantly clear on the conept of jihad against the infidel:

o9.0 JIHAD Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion. The scriptural basis for jihad, prior to scholarly consensus (def: b7) is such Koranic verses as: "Fighting is prescribed for you" (Koran 2:216); "Slay them wherever you find them" (Koran 4:89); "Fight the idolators [infidels —ed.] utterly" (Koran 9:36); and such hadiths as the one related by Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah”; and the hadith reported by Muslim, “To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it.”
Also see: What Is Jihad?
jihad denied: This is when a Western (most often American and Israeli) or other anti-jihad power—particularly military—frustrates and/or stops the progression of Islam's totalitarian and violent conquests.
jihadi: I'm pretty sure that this is just an anglicized form of mujahid.
Jihad Inc. Intl.: Al-Qaeda, so-called because al-Qaeda is currently the most organized, best funded, and most widespread/franchised global Islamic terror group
Jihad News Network (JNN): Al-Jazeera television—the mujahideen's faithful news outlet, always reliable for its willingness to provide a major media platform for jihad agitprop
Jihad, Junior (Jr. Jihad): Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the younger version of Papa Jihad (Osama bin Laden)
Jihad, Papa (Papa Jihad): Osama bin Laden
jizya: This is the poll tribute tax that infidels must pay for being allowed to live in the Islamic state (such infidels are called dhimmis). It is often paid in a humiliating manner, with the Jew or Christian being made to enter the tax collector's office with eyes to the ground, and then being struck in the face or on the back of the neck while paying in accordance with the Koran:
Fight against those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe in neither God nor the Last Day, who do not forbid what God and His apostle have forbidden, and do not embrace the true Faith, until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued. —Koran 9:29 (emphasis mine)
Judea/Samaria: The area in Israel most often referred to as the "West Bank."


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kaffiyeh: Arab headdress always seen on Yasser Arafat (ironed into the shape of Israel); also a favorite of Islamic terrorists worn wrapped around the head and face so that only the eyes are shown. This is presumably in imitation of Muhammad and his squadrons who entered Mecca (after conquering the Meccans) with only their eyes visible due to their armor.
kaffiyeh kid: The young useful idiots of Islam and jihad. These dumb/misguided, self-hating Western kids have gotten it into their heads that the anti-Israel Palestinian Arab movement and jihad are noble and just. They are generally from an upper-middle class to upper class background; away at a decent university wasting their parents' money; they are in thrall to mindless far left principles; and they congregate at pro-"Palestine"/anti-Israel demonstrations, "peace" rallies, and anti-America protests. When gathered in these groups, they are often seen wearing a fresh, new kaffiyeh in solidarity with the holy hateful warrior lunatics they so avidly support.
kafir: infidel, non-Muslim (from kufr: disbelief in Allah), one who rejects the Arab/Islamic God and His prophet Muhammad; plural: kuffar
kuffar (plural of kafir): endearing term of affection used by Patrick al-Kafir for the excellent readers of C&R
Khalifa: The successor of Muhammad and the mortal representative of God's law. Referred to as "God's shadow on Earth," he is the leader/head of state for the entire Muslim umma and must lead them in the campaign to make all the world Islamic. The English word is "Caliph."
Khilafa: One, worldwide Islamic state. The form of government prescribed for all Muslims, and indeed for all the world, according to Islam. It entails the implementation of sharia law, and the obligation to bring all of mankind into Islam. The English word is "Caliphate." The continuous Islamic Caliphate, which began under Muhammad, was ended in 1924 with the last gasp of the Ottoman Empire.
khutba: sermon given at Jumu'ah (Friday) and Eid prayers
kitman: hiding the truth about Islam from the infidels; lie by omission, rather than by commission, as in taqiyya
Koran (also Qur'an or Quran): Muhammad's book of hatred, religious totalitarianism, misogyny, ignorance, and holy war. From MSA:
The holy book of Qur'an is called the Qur'an [Let the redundancy begin. —ed.]. It was revealed unto Muhammad (s.a.w) from Allah through angel Gabriel (Jibril) for a period of 23 years. There is only one Qur'an in the whole world and it is in Arabic language. The Qur'an has one text, one language, and one dialect. It has been memorized by millions of Muslims in different parts of the world.
I call the Koran (along with the hadith) the Islamic Hate Manual, because it justifies, sanctions, and promotes all manner of repression, intolerance, hatred, murder, and conquest in God's name. I've read it from cover to cover, and it's a prolix, tedious, incondite, and nonsensical treatise obviously written to suit the aspirations of a violent, narcissistic schemer with grand social and political ambitions. Of course, the Jewish and Christian Bibles also have some of these attributes (although they're infinitely more valuable as literary works), but the difference with the Koran—as with the hadith—is that it's still interpreted literally by all Muslims on Earth. This is not likely to change either, because the Koran is believed by Muslims to be the perfect, uncreated, revealed word of God. The Koran is also a poor imitation of the important religious texts which it clearly plagiarized, namely the Jewish and Christian bibles along with Zoroastrian and Sabian works. I use Penguin's Koran (with parallel Arabic text), translated by N.J. Dawood, because it is widely considered to be an accurate English translation. It also has a useful index for quick location of matter by subject.
Koranocracy: any geopolitical entity ruled by sharia law (i.e., when the Koran is essentially the constitution)


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madrasa: Islamic religious schools (quite often Saudi-funded), mainly based in Pakistan and Bangladesh, although they are beginning to spread into India and other south Asian nations. The curriculum is overwhelmingly centered around Koranic and hadith studies with a strong emphasis on the obligation and nobility of jihad against the kuffar. With no secular education available for many young Muslim boys, attending a madrasa is the only option. The end result is a young man who has memorized the entire Koran by rote in Arabic (even if he can't speak Arabic) and who hates the West with a fiery passion.
masjid: Mosque. The three most important mosques to Muslims are:
Al Masjid al-Haaram (The Mosque of Sanctuary, located in Mecca)
Al Masjid al-Nabawi (The Prophet's Mosque, located in Medina)
Al Masjid al-Aqsa (The Furthest Mosque, located in Jerusalem), which is built upon the Temple Mount, stolen from the Jews
mini-Caliphate/Sultanate: the various small Islamostates scattered throughout the world where sharia law is largely adhered to, or at least enforced through the mujahideen
moonbat: A derisive term for a person who holds zealously to far left ideology. I have no idea where this word came from originally. Also sometimes called überleftist or leftocrats.
moral relativism: the bankrupt notion that there is no good/bad, right/wrong dichotomy, but rather, differing views on what is good and what is bad, with all being equally valid. This is especially dangerous thinking in a world which is growing ever more connected through globalization and technology.
MSM: The mainstream media. The "big three" wire services of the MSM are Reuters, The Associated Press, and Agence France-Presse. The MSM have a decidedly leftist slant and are quite often pro-Arab, pro-Islam, and anti-America and anti-Israel in their supposedly impartial news reporting.
Muhammad or Mohammed: God's number one homeboy in Islamic theology. The last prophet. The inventor of Islam. A truly unsavory character who engaged in, among other forms of foul behavior, mass murder, pedophilia, treachery, polygyny, lying, theft, and rapine.
mujahid: Holy warrior; one who fights to defend or expand Muslim lands. plural: mujahideen Also called jihadi(s).
mullacracy: Iran, which is a theocracy ruled by mullahs (learned men of Islamic doctrine and sharia law)
multiculturalism: On its face, the idea of multiculturalism is a darn good one. It implies that we can respect each others' cultural differences instead of allowing them to cause divisiveness and conflict. However, multiculturalism has gone wrong. Terribly wrong. With its best friends, political correctness and moral relativism, multiculturalism has fostered an environment which has produced exactly what it was originally intended to prevent: namely, divisiveness and conflict. This comes in the form of a flat refusal of many immigrant groups—most notably, ones from Muslim lands—to assimilate into their host societies, thus creating fragmentation and friction in these respective societies. Also, multiculturalism, moral relativism and political correctness have breathed new life into the hollow leftist concepts of the noble savage and the blank slate, resulting in a social climate which prohibits us from acknowledging when one culture's set of norms and customs is superior to those of another—e.g., equality of the sexes in the secular West compared to complete subjugation of women in Muslim nations. In relation to Islam, multiculturalism is a categorical failure since Muslims are convinced that their culture came from God, thus conferring upon them the option—the obligation, actually—to hold any other way of life in contempt. I.e., for Muslims, the idea of multiculturalism is not feasible.
munafiq: hypocrite, one who acts outwardly as a Muslim, but who is actually an unbeliever in their heart. Sometimes a munafiq is not aware of their hypocrisy. To be a munafiq is the gravest of matters in Islam (worse than disbelief), with the Koran describing the lowest depths of hell as reserved for them (4:145). plural: munafiqeen
murtad: apostate; one who turns their back on Allah, and leaves Islam. The punishment for apostasy in Islam is death. plural: murtadeen
mushrik: A polytheist. One who ascribes partners to Allah or submits the reverence reserved for God alone to anything beside God. Someone who holds man's law as equal to or above God's law as revealed in the Koran and hadith. plural: mushrikeen
Muslim Brotherhood, The (Muslim Brethren, Muslim Brothers) (Arabic: Jamiat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen; lit., Society of the Muslim Brothers): Founded in Egypt, in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, the Muslim Brotherhood was a reflexive—and violent—response to impinging Western secularism in the Muslim world, a return to Islamic values and norms. With Sayyid Qutb, who some call Osama bin Laden's ideological/spiritual inspiration (along with Sheik Abdullah Azzam), al-Banna drew upon the writings of Ibn Taimiyah and offered a wholly Islamic response to Egypt's then current pro-Western stance. They soon grew to be the preeminent Islamic terrorist squad. The Muslim Brotherhood constructed the template upon which all modern Islamic terror groups are modeled, formed, and operated. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abdullah Azzam, Osama bin Laden—they all were indoctrinated with this poison. From the Muslim Brotherhood sprang other fanatical and lethal terror groups, like Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Jamaat-i-Islami. There seems to currently be some discontent with them among some of the rising star, young upstarts like Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, but one may rest assured that the Brothers are still crucial power players in the Islamic movements of the Middle East, Northern Africa, Europe, here in America (operating as the Muslim American Society or MAS), and around the world. The Brothers' motto:
God is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of God is our highest hope.
muttaween: the religious police in the Islamic state (principally in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), charged with enforcing the sharia

N

nikayah: the Islamic concept of doing whatever is necessary to weaken the infidel enemy, to protect Islam, and to aid in its expansion. The ulema generally agree upon its validity and necessity, and it is used to justify attacks on the infidels in which women, children, and other noncombatants may be killed.

Ibn al-Qasim [Muhammad; Arab jihad commander who conquered Indian Sindh —ed.] said,"...it is permissible to use the Catapult against Kuffar even if children, women and old men and monks are killed inadvertently, because Nikayah (doing what will weaken the enemy) is allowed according to the consensus of the Ulamaa." Ibn Rushd [Muhammad; known as Averroes in the West —ed.] said: "Nikayah is permissible according to Ijma and on any type of polytheists." (Al-Hashiyah ala' Ar-Raudh, vol. 4, p 271)


O

oil tick: A derisive term for the Saudi royals who, much like a tick with blood, lead a parasitical existence off the proceeds from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's mass oil reserves. I'm pretty sure that Charles Johnson from LGF came up with this very appropriate designation.

P

Palestine: Defunct province of the Ottoman empire, now divided into Israel and Jordan.
Palestinians: There is no such race or ethnic/national group. Israel is the ancient, ancestral homeland of the Jews and Jordan is populated by Arabs (the same people call themselves Palestinians). The people who claim to be "Palestinians" are actually the descendants of Arab invaders/colonists and have no rightful claim to Israel.
Palestinian Arab: A person living in Israel, northeastern Egypt, or Jordan, who is descended from the Arabs who invaded and conquered Israel shortly after the advent of Islam.
political correctness: The elevation of sensitivity over sense.
Papa Jihad: Osama bin Laden
peaceful inner struggle: Islamic terror; violent, armed jihad; so-called because Islamic apologists and their useful Western idiot supporters constantly tell us that jihad really has nothing to do with violence against the infidel, but is instead a peaceful, inner struggle against ones more base impulses.
peaceful religionist: a Muslim


Q

qadi: a judge of sharia law
Qur'an or Quran: See Koran


R

ridda: apostasy, heresy; punishable by death (also see irtidad)
Rule #1: Never, ever deal with Islamic terrorists.


S

sahaba: the companions of Muhammad
Salafi Islam (from the Arabic word Salaf, which means predecessors or early generations): Pure Sunni Islam from Saudi Arabia, adherence to Islam's principles as they were in the time of Muhammad and directly after his death. It is sometimes referred to by Westerners as Wahhabism after Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab, who in the eighteenth century formulated this rigidly fundamentalist "return to Islam" ideology. He then forged an alliance with Muhammad ibn Sa'ud through the marriage of their children and their ambitions (spiritual and profane, respectively) on the Arabian Peninsula. They established a symbiotic (or Satanic, some would say) relationship which has lasted in the KSA to this day. The house of Sa'ud handles the (theocratic) politics—:and now the outrageous oil revenue. Originally, this provided the protection needed by al-Wahhab to establish and promulgate his strict interpretation of Islam, for which he drew heavily on the traditions of the Kharijites and Islamic scholars such as Ibn Taimiyah. In return for the patronage of the Sa'ud, al-Wahhab, through his religious influence, ensured that the king's subjects remained loyal to him. Nowadays, the Salafi clerics in the KSA gobble up oil dollars to fund terror and Islamosupremacy throughout the world. See also, Saudi Arabia. Salafi Islam is Islam in its purest, most unrefined essence. It is the barbaric, harsh, uncompromising, and deadly Islam that Muhammad left as his legacy. It is the Islam that bin Laden, al-Zarqawi, al-Zawahiri, and any other self-respecting jihad rock star adheres to, and woe be to him who does not believe, and who meets with such people. Muslim and infidel alike are fair game for the sword if they do not conform to the exacting standards of Salafi Islam.
salute: You will sometimes see this at, or near the beginning of entries posted on C&R. It looks somewhat like a byline, with someone's name following it. This is my way of giving credit and thanks to someone who has drawn my attention to the subject matter of that particular post.
Saudi Arabia, The Kingdom of (K.S.A.): The home of Islam, named after the house that rules it. This is where Muhammad was born, lived, and launched the Death Cult. From the Arabian Peninsula, the Arab mujahideen conquered a lot of land, decimated a lot of indigenous cultures, and killed a lot of people in their relentless program of spreading the Religion of Peace through expansion of Muslim lands. The relationship of the United States with the KSA is long, complex, deep, and deadly.e've turned a blind eye to the imams preaching hatred of the West since we hopped into the geopolitical bed together in the '30s. We've looked the other way as the KSA's Salafi clerics had hate-preaching mosques built around the world, including on our soil (80% of all mosques in the United States preach Saudi Salafi Islam). We've ignored the construction of madrasas churning out Islamic terrorists in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and the export of global of Islamic terror from all of these places. We've done it for cheap, readily available oil, of course. The honeymoon is just about over, though, I'd say. It's only a matter of time before the Salafi clerics can no longer placate the resentment and hatred of a people who were indoctrinated from birth to detest the rank corruption that defines the Saudi royals. The card house of Sa'ud looks ready to fall, and with the largest proven oil reserves on the planet underneath the sands of the Arabian Peninsula, the stakes are high for all of us—incredibly so. Former CIA operative, Robert Baer, succinctly and accurately summed up the situation thusly:

Saudi Arabia is more and more an irrational state—:a place that spawns global terrorism even as it succumbs to an ancient and deeply seated isolationism, a kingdom led by a royal family that can't get out of the way of its own greed. Is this the fulcrum we want the global economy to balance on?

All this Islamic madness, all over the world—it all started in, and on many levels still comes from, Saudi Arabia. Global Security.org has a pretty good rundown of how things work in the KSA.
shahada: The Muslim testament of faith: "I testify that there is no god but God (Allah) and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of God."
shahid(a): martyr, plural: shuhaada
Shaitan: Satan (not Miraslov Satan, the hockey player; Satan, the Devil)
Shalom: Hebrew—literally, "peace." Used as a common greeting/farewell among Jews. On the Sabbath, one may say, Shabbat shalom. Shalom aleichem means, "peace to you/be upon you."
sharia: Islamic law. From MSA:

The Shari'ah is the revealed and the canonical laws of the religion of Islam. The legislative power in the government lies in the hands of legislative assembly. The legislators are to make rules and regulations within the scope and dimensions of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (s.a.w.). These rules constitute the Shari'ah.

Sharia law is bad news, my infidel friends.
sheik: A a title of reverence given to an elderly person or a religious leader in a community. This title is also given to a wise person.
Shia Islam: Shia Islam holds that the first rightful Khalifa (successor to Muhammad and leader of all Muslims) was 'Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law. The Shia pray to their twelve holy imams, who they view as infallible , and they believe that the last one—:the Mahdi—:is not dead, but waiting for the end of time to lead the Shi'a to victory in their faith. To Sunni Muslims, this is all shirk and unforgivably blasphemous. There is much bad blood between the Shia and the Sunnis, but they will put their differences aside for long enough to kill infidels.
shirk: Polytheism, imputing to anything the stature, glory, reverence, obedience, love, or respect that belongs to God alone. It is the most severe of sins in Islam, and is unforgivable. What infidels should understand about this crucial element of Islamic ideology is that Muslims see polytheism differently than we do. While we view the worship of more than one deity as a proper definition of the term, Muslims view any way of life outside of strict adherence to the Koran and sunna as expressed in the sharia and resolved by the ijma, to be shirk. Therefore, modern, liberal democratic institutions such as voting, women's rights, civil liberties, and the rule of representative law are all shirk and abominable. Also see mushrik.
shura: consultation by Islamic leaders with those who are knowledgable in sharia law
sira or sirat: Muhammad's biography, as written by his companions. The sira is an essential tool for Muslims in handling day-to-day situations. In English, Alfred Guillaume's translation of Ibn Hisham's revision of Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah (Life of God's Messenger) is indispensable reading for anyone wishing to understand Islam's roots, its past and its present. It is available under the title The Life of Muhammad.
splodeydope: A Muslim murder/suicide bomber.
Subhan Allah: Glory be to God
sunna: From MSA:

In general, the word Sunnah means habit, practice, customary procedure, or action, norm and usage sanctioned by tradition. In specific, any time the word Sunnah is mentioned, it is to refer to Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.). Here it means his sayings, practices, living habits. The Hadith are reports on the Sunnah. The two major legal sources of jurisprudence in Islam are the Quran and the Sunnah. The Sunnah may confirm what is mentioned in Qur'an, interpret and explain it, specify what is meant by some general verses, limit and restrict the meaning of some verse in it, or may explain something that has been revealed in Qur'an. The Sunnah has a high authority in Islam; and Allah in many places in the Qur'an orders the Muslims to follow the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.).

Sunni (orthodox) Islam: Sunni Islam holds that Abu Bakr As-Siddiq was the first rightful Caliph/Khalifa (successor to Muhammad, and leader of all Muslims). They adhere strictly to the Islam practiced by Muhammad, and they despise the Shia practices of elevating men to supernatural status. There is much bad blood between the Sunnis and the Shia, but they will put their differences aside for long enough to kill infidels.
sura or surah: a chapter in the Koran, of which there are 112; plural: suwar


T

tafsir: Koranic exegesis, the "science" by which the Koran is to be explained and understood
taqiyya: Dissimulation; lying for the sake of ones religion; concealing ones true religious beliefs for strategic reasons. Taqiyya is a lie by commission, rather than by omission, as in kitman. The concept of al-taqiyya is one historically associated with Shia Islam. This is because Sunni Muslims, who believe that Shiites are heretics, would impel them to denounce their faith, thinking this would expose them as mushrikeen when they refused to. In response, the Shia would do so, but hold true to their faith in their hearts, thus preserving their faith and their lives. Taqiyya is now used by all Muslims as a means of deceiving infidels about Islam's aims, practices, and aspirations.
tawhid: God's unity/oneness, the core principle of Islam. To compare anything with God or to claim He has equals or betters is shirk—a grave blasphemy.
Tehranhattan Project, The: Iran's nuclear ambitions and its work to achieve them—so named after the United States' Manhattan Project in the early forties during WWII.
terrorism: As I explained in my first post on C&R, I use the same definition general definition of terrorism as the State Department:
The Intelligence Community is guided by the definition of terrorism contained in Title 22 of the US Code, Section 2656f(d):

  • The term terrorism means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.
  • The term international terrorism means terrorism involving the territory or the citizens of more than one country.
  • The term terrorist group means any group that practices, or has significant subgroups that practice, international terrorism

terrorist: Someone who meets the above criteria. For me, the two crucial definitive qualities regarding how terrorists endeavor to advance their social/religious/political agenda are: intent to rt or kill; and hurting or killing unarmed and/or helpless people, and sometimes property. It's people getting hurt and killed which is most important for us to adress, though. Also, I'd like to note that while it is certainly true that not all Muslims are terrorists, we cannot deny that most terrorists are Muslims. It's not politically correct to say that, but it is nonetheless true. And on the topic, the mainstream media has adopted the maddeningly frustrating policy of not wanting to offend terrorists. So now there are all sorts of euphemistic terms for terrorists, and Daniel Pipes has compiled a list:

  • assailants
  • attackers
  • bombers
  • captors
  • commandos
  • criminals (This one actually isn't too bad, I think.)
  • extremists
  • fighters
  • group
  • guerrillas
  • gunmen
  • hostage-takers
  • insurgents
  • kidnappers
  • militants
  • perpetrators
  • radicals
  • rebels
  • separatists

And best of all, of course:

  • activists

Yeah—activists. If we could somehow get big media to use the word "terrorist" (if not jihadi or Islamic terrorist) as it should be used—i.e., when talking about a terrorist, and not in quotation marks—websites like Clarity & Resolve et al would be largely unnecessary.

U

ulema: the learned, knowledgeble scholars, clerics, etc. of Islam; plural form of alim.
umma: The worldwide community of Muslims.
useful idiot: This is a term coined by Vladimir Lenin to describe Western liberals who defended and apologized for communism, while vilifying Western liberal democracy. These are people whose blind, self-effacing hatred of their own free society serves as a handy device for totalitarian ideology as a means of deflecting the criticism which comes from the rest of us who are sane and unwilling to compromise morality for the sake of multiculturalism, or political correctness. They are useful to the aims and furtherance of such ideologues, even though they are idiots. These days, more and more, the useful idiots are quasi-dhimmis, shilling for Islam.


W

waqf: an Islamic religious endowment, wherein the property (land or otherwise) is entrusted to God in perpetuity to be used for the benefit of Muslims. In Islamic doctrine, lands conquered by Muslims in God's name are considered to be thereafter inviolable and may not be forfeited. Muslim land, past and present, and the totality of its respective awqaf (pl.) are considered to be the eternal property of God and His servants (Muslims). Israel, for instance, is considered to be an Islamic waqf, and therefore not open to appropriation by Jews, even though its their homeland.
War on Terror: This term is a misnomer. We are fighting a war specifically on Islamic jihad, not on a vague, nameless concept of "terror." The so-called War on Terror is America's and Israel's legitimate response to Islam's explicitly declared, unprovoked, and unjustified offensive war on their ideals, values, and unarmed citizens. Terror is a word. Jihad is a way of life and a means to an end.
War on Jihad (WOJ): The armed and ideological conflict between modern Western civilization and medieval Islamic expansionist theocracy. This is what the so-called War on Terror actually is.
Why Do They Hate Us?: This is the perennial question asked by every left-leaning moral relativist in response to Islamic terror visited upon Western targets. Guess what? I don't care why they hate us, and you shouldn't either. There is no cause so worthy, no grievance so urgent, no mission from God so insanely important that it justifies flying jetliners into skyscrapers, killing thousands of Americans, or blowing up and shooting unarmed civilians in Israel, beheading captured infidels, etc.. Period. The mujahideen hate America and Israel for two simple reasons. The first is that they are convinced that their religion is not only the one true faith, but that it also entitles them to drag all of us into it as well, by peaceful or violent means. The second reason is that America and Israel are the antithesis of this bizarre death cult mentality. We rule ourselves, we tolerate diversity, we produce the most advanced and important technology in the world, and we don't appease lunatics who kill us because God said to. We are the anti-Islam.
will not be down for breakfast: Is dead. I stole this humorous euphemism from Howie Carr, and often use it when mentioning the killing of an Islamic terrorist. E.g.: Sheik Yassin will not be down for breakfast.


Z

Zakat: one of the five pillars of Islam, the charity tax that all Muslims are required to pay (usually 2.5% of yearly income). It is used for various needs of the Muslim umma, with the eight categories of recipients being:

  1. the poor
  2. those short of money
  3. zakat workers
  4. those whose hearts are to be reconciled
  5. those purchasing their freedom (slaves)
  6. those in debt
  7. those fighting for God (in jihad)
  8. travelers needing money

The seventh category is the reason that the West continually has problems with terror-supporting Islamic "charities." Muslims are bound by the Koran and sunna to contribute monetarily to cause of jihad.
Zindiq: atheist, heretic plural: zandiqa
Zionism: Here is the definition for Zionism from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition:

A Jewish movement that arose in the late 19th century in response to growing anti-Semitism and sought to reestablish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Modern Zionism is concerned with the support and development of the state of Israel.

Put simply, Zionism is the right of the Jewish state of Israel to exist within defined and defended borders, and the right to provide security for its citizens. The Arab/Muslim world and the useful idiots of the far left have ascribed a pejorative meaning to the words Zionism and Zionist, equating them with racism (the UN, by the way, endorsed that idea in an official resolution), fascism, and even going so far as to call Zionists and Jews Zionazis.
Zionist Enemy/Entity, The: A name given by Arabs/Muslims to Israel—the Jewish homeland they refuse to acknowledge as a legitimate state, and which they are fond of blaming for many of their own problems. Also a source of their many wild-eyed conspiracy theories.