freedom-muslimasDetoxification is the physiological or psychological removal of toxic substances from a living organism. Let me use a metaphor to help in understanding this process. Islam is a type of dependence inducing "potion." In the same way that; let us say, alcohol is. Millions and perhaps billions imbibe alcohol. A great majority of these consumers qualify as moderate and social drinkers. Drinking alcohol may do them some psychological good but may also exact some physical health problems and a monetary price. Yet, a vast number of human beings find enough "comfort" to put up with the monetary, health, relationships, and other costs of their drinking.

A certain number are the heavy drinkers who are severely dependent and reliant on the drug. And there are those who are infrequent drinkers. They may have some wine at Christmas or on their birthday. And finally, there are those who are teetotalers. They never touch the stuff. So, you have a kind of what statisticians call a normal curve that people distribute themselves along the drinking dimension as a bell-shaped function. Some are on one extreme, some on the other, and the great majority between the two extremes.

The same applies to Muslims. Islam is habit-forming. Just like alcohol. How strongly habit forming? It depends on the person and his circumstances. Is Islam "beneficial" to the person? Apparently yes it is. For some, it is life itself, just like the skid-row alcoholic, to others it means something, and yet to others it is something to be avoided altogether.
 

Mind Invasion
Islam, from its inception, discovered the crucial secret of getting to the young mind early by adhering to the dictum: Instruction in early childhood is akin to carving in a rock. In the same vein goes the Jesuit saying, “Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man,” derived from the philosophy and theology of Saint Augustine. The immense importance of getting early to the young mind is also emphasized by non-religious doctrines as diverse as the Freudian psychoanalytic theory and Watsonian Behaviorist psychology.

Total or major replacement of beliefs, particularly as one gets older, becomes less likely, yet it happens occasionally. Paul’s sudden transformation from a rabid Christian-persecutor to a devoted believer of the faith of Christ is a familiar instance of such a dramatic change. Ideas, on the other hand, are much more amenable to change, replacement or discard as long as they do not substantially undermine the integrity of the main framework—the belief.
 

Short Answer
islam-mind-controlIn the same way that people need to go through detoxification programs to free themselves from physical dependencies, they also must undergo detoxification programs to wean themselves from Islam.

How to do that? The best way in my opinion is exactly what many concerned citizens, writers, bloggers and experts are doing. Explain and expose Islam and its harm. They also need to further expand the re-education effort greatly by writing and translating in their native Muslim nations' languages. Radio and television programs are also vital. It is a long process. Yet, the bottom line is this blind dependency on Islam that hooks the masses to its greatly enticing promises and provides easy answers for much of humanity's underclass.
Persian Enigma
I am very optimistic about the country of my birth. I believe Iran will be the first that carry the torch of liberty. This is indeed the dawn of a new era in Persian history, a true renaissance for our world. Over 1400 years of darkness has reached its inevitable end. People on the mountaintops are clearly discerning the rays of the new sun that inevitably will chase away the gloom of darkness. It is time to celebrate the new day by enlisting all of us in the work of ushering in the light of freedom and insuring that never again will it be replaced by the darkness and oppression of Islam. I am calling upon all Iranians, whether at home or abroad, to join this natural movement in ushering in the new day and to contribute whatever you can to make it a truly magnificent change of fortune for the new

Iran as well as for the entire home of humanity, by leaving Islam in large numbers.

It is going to be a slow process, much slower and much more difficult than we would like it to be. This Islam thing is a long-term deep dependency of many attractions to many. It is going to take a great deal of work and perseverance to free Muslims from its grip. As sad as it is, that's the way this world is: Far, far from perfect, and not even close.
 

Cultural Muslims
There are some 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, the overwhelming majority of which are “Cultural Muslims” who are generally called moderate Muslims.  Why moderate? Because they were simply born into Islam, where a great many of them never go through the process of deciding for themselves if they want to be Muslim. It is not a religion that they choose; it is a belief they inherit. For whatever reason, this great majority of these “Cultural Muslims” are Muslims of this type without fully toeing the line of Islam. Real Muslims are the jihadists, a small minority who lives and dies by the dictates of the Quran and the Sunna, the life examples of Muhammad.
freedom-and-islamIslam is a powerful magnet for the masses that are unable to deal with the uncertainties of life and death on their own. It is from this population, many already thoroughly indoctrinated from birth that the majority of diehard jihadists emerge.

Humanity has matured considerably since the time of Muhammad. In order to continue its forward march, mankind must follow a roadmap appropriate for its age and state of development. It is foolish to insist that a book, which demands terrorism and was written over 1400 years ago, must serve as the one and only guide for humanity. I believe that “Cultural Muslims” hold the key. They hold the balance of power.
 

Jihadists
The great majority of jihadists emerge from the ranks of those born into the religion of Islam, simply because they are the ones who are most thoroughly indoctrinated and influenced by Islamic dogma in their most receptive and formative early years. Yet, there are others who embrace Islam in adulthood, on their own, and enlist themselves as devoted jihadists for the same rewards that Islam offers them.

Within this sea of surging humanity composed of some 1.5 billion Muslims, each individual believer—a drop—through a combination of choice and forces beyond his control, ends up in one of its many waves. It is the jihadist wave that is highly attractive to the deeply indoctrinated and poorly adjusted in dealing rationally and independently with life. Here, he finds the ironclad perfect solution to his anxieties and perplexities.

To a jihadist, death is nothing more than casting off a shell of the worthless earthly existence and donning an angelic suit to wing joyously to a life of bliss promised by none-other than Allah’s beloved final emissary, Muhammad.
Eradication of jihadism is a daunting task, since Islam is truly a virulent and persistent pandemic disease. Massive education efforts, combined with resolute confrontation of all sources and people that support and promote detoxification of the mind of this deadly philosophy, hold the best promise of dealing effectively with this affliction of humanity.
 

Final Note
The best, yet most difficult resolution of this conflict is to do what hundreds of thousands of former Muslims have already done. They have abandoned the slaveholder Islam: they broke loose from the yoke of the exploitive clergy, renounced Islamofascisim, purged the discriminatory and bizarre teachings in the Quran and the Hadith, and left the suffocating tent of dogmatic Islam for the life-giving expanse of liberty.

 

Amil Imani is the author of Obama Meets Ahmadinejad and Operation Persian Gulf.

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Religion should be of personal choice. Look at what Saudi Arabia (home of Islam) is doing. It has a ban on anything non muslim and at the same time it sponsors madrassas worldwide. Are you telling me that those hypocrite Royal Saudis behind the scenes do not drink alcohol and do other western vices? ISLAM is the work of satan who transformed himself into the angel Gabriel. The Koran is full of hatred towards infidels. Sura 4:34 allows a man to beat his wife (how civilized) Iran is a theocracy and one day the people will overthrow the mad mullahs. I hope they become democratic and go back to the original name of Persia which sounds more exotic.Unfortunately ISLAM is a backward and barbaric religion which imposes itself on society. If Islam is so good why do many moderate Muslims want to live in western countries?
Good article. Just one reminder; if I may. ISLAMOFOBIA is irrational fear or Islam. Many "fear" of Islam is not irrational; on the countrary; when we study Islam we realize that this concern or "fear" is very logical.
It is my belief that anyone that is a Muslim , must support it or become an Apostate. In the future War between Democratic societies against Islam, no Muslim can be trusted, due to their fear of Death from other Muslims, or their indoctrination and Belief.
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long live freedom.4 ever Persia (Iran)
What an excellent posting~ May G~d free the people of Iran from this tyranny and enslavement!It's enlightening when one realizes the origin of their family's religion, my own ancestors were forcibly converted to Catholicism and fled to the New World from Spain 480 years ago..
Zende baad Amil Jan, Brilliant. Thank You for being our voice !!! Long Live Freedom, Far Away from ISLAM
FREE IRAN
Amil

There are more people in Eurabia and USA joining Islam today than people leaving Islam.

The global situation is downright devastating, specially with the present US Administration.

Keep writing your eye opening articles.

God Bless
Dear Sir:

I read your article, and I agree 100% with your premise. However, I fear that the Muslim faith provides everything to its followers except a spine. The so-called "moderate muslims", if indeed they truly exist, basically have nothing to fear by keeping their collective mouths shut on the issue of Islam. It requires a certain minimum amount of courage to speak out when you know you are probably risking your life. The people you appeal to apparently fetch up a bit short in this regard. If indeed radical Islam is an evil cancer in the midst of good and love and peace then it should be cut out by whatever means possible. We are attempting to do just that however ineptly. Support from your side of the fence would help. I agree with your plea, but I fear it falls on deliberately deaf ears. "All that is required for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing." All the "moderates" have to do is keep their eyes on the ground until Islam prevails and then the problem will go away. No more crisis of conscience. A lovely solution, no? Of course the freedoms muslims now enjoy in the U. S. will also go away under Sharia law, but we'll still be breathing. I wonder what words of wisdom are spoken from the pulpits in all of the Mosques in the U.S. regarding this issue? I wonder.........

Buzz