We’ve noticed a new review of our album over at the Amazon MP3 store from Alyssa Lappen who has written extensively about many subjects and is a particular expert on Islam and finance. She wrote the following about Imagine Jihad (part 1)
Remarkable, December 21, 2008
By Alyssa A. Lappen (Earth) – See all my reviews
This collection of 8 cuts, totaling roughly 45 minutes, is a remarkable musical achievement.
It combines harmonious, “Rent”-style operetta originality, in a clever popular educational form. Listeners will enjoy the tunes, while learning about the philosophy and rules of shari’a, i.e. Islamic law, and what it would mean to humankind if Jihad were ever to achieve its ultimate goal: Islamic subjugation of the world.
Everyone who appreciates music, and believes in human rights for all peoples—not just one kind or another— will most certainly find bittersweet pleasure in hearing this glorious and courageous work.
The anonymous “rockers” who made this CD (also available in CD format) hope to preserve the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and prevent its replacement by the Cairo Declaration.
What was the Cairo Declaration? Treat yourself to this download, and learn about the subjects so artistically explored here.
You will help the human race in the process. And you will not be sorry.
–Alyssa A. Lappen
In addition she wrote about the song “It’s Just an Excuse”:
Download this enlightenment, December 21, 2008
The excuse is a perennial status of victim-hood, that always blames others to cover (”draw a veil,” in the words of this 8-plus minute track) over Islamic ambition to dominate the world. Is that what Jihad really means? Listen up, take in the fine, original 21st century rockers’ tune, and learn something, all for only 99 cents. Otherwise, get ready to “submit.” A truly renaissance bit of popular-style music. It’s pure Enlightenment.
The 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) or the great wartime leader Winston Churchill?
Behind the scenes we are hard at work putting together the backup material that will support our songs. While we’re doing this, when we put up particular items that can stand alone we will announce them here on our blog.
Today we added a short page to The Library detailing first how Winston Churchill called Islam the “religion of blood and war” and contrasting that with the claim, from the OIC, that Islam is the “religion of peace, tolerance and compassion“. We feel it’s rather hard to reconcile those two statements.
Winston Churchill wrote in his book, “The Story of the Malakand Field Force”:
Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed.
If you want to see a longer version of that quote, and something from the OIC with which to compare it, take a look at the following page in The Library: Winston Churchill versus The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
As we continue building The Library our Winston Churchill page will grow listing an increasing number of quotes that are relevant to the work we’ve been doing. Of particular interest is an extended extract from “The Gathering Storm” which gives the complete context to Winston Churchill’s oft repeated quote about Mein Kampf: “Here was the new Koran of faith and war“. We feel that the statement following that “the main thesis of Mein Kampf is simple” is much more important. Read his brief précis of Mein Kampf and Judge for Y’Self.
We’ve started to get a little feedback that we can share on our album, Imagine Jihad (part 1).
We picked up a link from German political site PI-News.net. The comments (as best as I can tell via google translator) were highly positive and I know that we had a lot of visitors. I hope you all enjoy your downloads or CD’s which should be in the post to you already.
By E-mail from one of our purchasers (who agrees to be known as Ali Ibn Mohammad Bin Bob) we have:
Your music is fantastic! I must say it is great to hear concerns about the dangers of the spread of Islam put to music. I loved “Best Nation” and imagined it being done as part of a profressionally staged musical production and with your other songs being a stage show as good or better than “Rent” and other Broadway hits.Your song “It’s Just An Excuse” is pheonomenal and seems to be a perfect stylistic fit for Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”. Please keep creating and I’ll work to spread the word about your work.
Marty Dodge, resident rock and metal critic for Blog Critics had the following to say:
Unlike many such “issue” or “cause” releases the band make a clear effort to make an enjoyable album. While not quite The Wall or Operation Mindcrime this is certainly good enough to be the upper-tier of concept albums. Let’s face it tyranny, enslavement, religious extremism, and genocidal violence are not alien subjects for conceptual albums.
I am looking forward to the next part of this epic undertaking.
Don’t wory Marty, there is much more to come.
The following post at The Canadian Sentinel also caught our eye:
Hate terrorism? Hate Islamofascism? Hate supremacistic, imperialistic murderers? Want to blast the neighborhood with anti-Islamic-jihad music? Now you can!
Raise some proud Infidel-Zionist-Crusader, freedom-lovin’ racket against the jihadist racket!
Don’t submit! Don’t be silent! Pump up the volume of the defence of liberty!
Please let us know if you link to us and we’re always happy to hear comments especially if you’ve purchased our music or listened to it online.
Thank you to all who’ve visited, looked, listened and bought our music. We’re hugely encouraged with the reaction we’ve gotten from all over the world. We just wanted to make a small but important addition to the terms under which we release our work. We have given very broad license to people via a limited Creative Commons license but we wanted to make clear the following stipulation which covers the reuse of our work and which can be found on our copyright page:
Our Special Conditions
Weapon of Musical Defense must be credited as the author of the art works used.
The material must be published unedited.
We will not allow people who support violent totalitarian ideologies, Communists, neo-Nazis or others, to use our material. Those who republish our work should share the spirit we have written the material in. Even though we are critical of Islam, we will not allow or support attacks on random Muslims. Those who desire this are not allowed to use our material.
Those who republish our work should support the defense of Western civilization — and the defense of Israel as well. In our experience, those who disapprove of Israel’s right to exist are either antisemites or suffer from very poor judgment. Sensible people should support Israel’s self-defense against Jihad. If you don’t do this then we don’t trust your judgment on other issues, either.
Violation of the above conditions will not be permitted and violators have no right to republish our work.
While we have provided an easy and secure way for you to listen to our music via our site, and a simple way to buy the full tracks, we know that some of you may be more comfortable with iTunes or Amazon mp3 or some of the other big online music retail sites.
For this reason you can now buy Imagine Jihad (part 1) through these services and we’ll be adding more in the coming days.
You can find links via our other stores page.
First of all thank you to all those who’ve looked in since we put our album on sale yesterday and a very big thanks to those of you who’ve bought it already!
Both Atlas Shrugs and New English Review have linked to us already and we would like to thank both of those sites tremendously. Hugh Fitzgerald (yes, for it is he of JihadWatch) is a mainstay of NER and, as is his tradition, he sometimes saves his best writing for the comments section. I know he won’t mind me reposting in full as editing his work is impossible!
27 Nov 2008
The graphics look good, and now one must hearken to the music. The effort is based on the intelligent recognition — one that till now has escaped almost everyone — that among those who most need to be reached , their mental defenses breached, or indifference overcome, are people for whom the usual means will not work. For they are unused to spending hours in a library, may find following an argument difficult, may even be put off by the briefest of observations, but are quite at home with the CD that can be slipped into the player. Should one give up on such people, or give up on the idea, for others who do read, of aurally reinforcing certain ideas? The setting to music of words that introduce certain concepts — Jihad, dhimmitude — may work better in some songs and less in others. But the strategy is sound: to enroll a music recording studio, and lyricists, and musicians, in the general war effort. Once upon a time – in World War II, say, or World War I — a government office of war propaganda would have produced its own material, including jingles or songs. Now all that, out of timidity and rigidity and stupidity, has been left for private parties to produce; governments in the Western world are fearful of telling the truth about Islam, for fear of “offending Muslims.” (Don’t those Muslims know perfectly well what Islam teaches? Of course they do. But they are “offended” if non-Muslims dare to find out the same thing). These songs, by introducing listenes to certain words, and then hammering home — but to a beat behind and before and under and over — the message, that this is Jihad, and this is dhimmitude, can reach the heretofore unreachable. Once the very words “Jihad” and “dhimmi” are entered into the Western consciousness, and then demand discussion, a great victory will have been achieved. And it will have been achieved not by our governments, whose responsibility it is to instruct and thus to better protect us, but by private parties, recognizing the lapse, taking up the slack.
A snatch of song, a jingle, can do a lot. That’s why they use them on Madison Avenue, as recommended since the days of Edward Bernays. Music isn’t just the food of love. It’s also a way to smuggle in ideas, and possibly to inflame the passions about those ideas, for was it not Hume himself who said that the passions ruled our reason?
Think of what “Casablanca” did for the war effort in the United States. Think of the most important scene in that movie, with dueling songs and singers: on one side, at Rick’s, wearing white, those French men and women, and those refugees from the Nazis (and in real life, many of the former were also the latter), sing the Marseillaise with such fervor, and so loudly, that they drown out the sullen and malevolent Germans, sitting at a table together, trying unsuccessfully to complete their rendition of Die Wacht am Rhein.
We’ve finally released our first album. It’s called Imagine Jihad (part 1) and you can now hear ever track on our site and the whole album is available to buy as a digital download or as a CD.
You can listen to all the tracks by pressing the play button to be found on every page of our site at the top left of the navigation bar.
Please consider buying this album as your support will give us the help and encouragement we need to continue the project. We will be adding copious notes and background material to back up the songs over the coming weeks but we really wanted to get the music out there!
If you have a blog and would like to link to us, please drop us a line via the contact button in the footer of every page. We’ll be happy to give you a free download in return for linkage. We’ll also be producing some nice link graphics over the coming days (there is a first example at the bottom of this post).
Here is the track listing:
1. Philosophy (5:42)
How can there ever be peace and reconciliation if Muslims don’t lay down their arms and say “we’re sorry we won’t do Jihad again”?
2. Appeasement (2:58)
Peace at what price? Are we not kidding ourselves? Do we sacrifice our principles in the name of diplomacy? Can evil ever be compromised?
3. It’s Just an Excuse (8:20)
An excuse to draw a veil over Muslim ambition of world domination. Is that what Jihad really means? Are you ready to submit?
4. Dhimmitude (4:44)
The comprehensive legal system established by Muslim conquerors to rule native non-Muslim populations subdued by jihad. “Protection” money must be paid but non-Muslims have no legal rights.
5. Best Nation (5:04)
Islam’s Declaration on Human Rights is supremacist. It effectively proclaims God said Islam must rule “mankind,” non-Muslim’s have no rights, must submit. This is jihad! How come it’s accepted by the UN?
6. Dictators (4:26)
We wrote this when we realized Mohammed, model for all Muslims, was a dictator. Tyrants can seize power over any peoples but is this why Islam tends to dictatorship? Where is the love?
7. Brave Little Country part 1 (5:27)
Why are “the Jews” always blamed? Are they simply an easy vulnerable target, used by tyrants, a Weapon of Mass Deception, a tool, to unite their masses against and seize/maintain power?
8. Folly of Millions (3:58)
How come multitudes followed nazis and communists down the road to hell? How come millions “do” jihad, commit unspeakable atrocities?
If you want to link to our album, please link to http://www.weaponofmusicaldefense.com/store/ and for now we have the following link graphic:
We are working hard behind the scenes both on our music and our website to explain it. When we can we’re trying to make public small parts of the ongoing work.
The Law has been working feverishly on his explanatory material where he will go into details on many of the Islamic concepts like Sharia Law or the jizya tax that the band sings about. He will have definitions and explanations, short and summarized but with a mountain of extra detail for those more interested.
As a base for the work, and while we put in place our own explanations, we’ve included here the complete text of Gregory M. Davis’s introductory course “Islam 101″. Islam 101 has been hosted on JihadWatch: Islam 101 on JW and on Citizen Warrior: Islam 101 on Citizen Warrior We believe it represents a clear and concise basis upon which we can build.
You can find our version of Islam 101 in The Library and linked in our main menu bar.
We have just uploaded a new section of our site giving some more details about the various characters that crop up on our site. At present we have four characters, Judge for Y’Self, The Law, The Dhimmi and The Harbi. These will be key players in the story we tell and each has their own explanation.
Judge for Y’Self has been on our site from the start. He’s a reminder that all we say is your starting point for making up your own minds. Make your own judgments based on the evidence we present and your own studies.
The Law is a representation of one of the driving forces behind this work. The Law is the person who studied Jihad and Islam after 9-11 and this whole body of work flows from that.
The Dhimmi is a special representation of a condition that is central to everything we’ve discovered. We’ll have a lot to say about The Dhimmi.
The Harbi is less well known but he’s a sort of foil to the Dhimmi. He’s the decadent westerner living in denial of the threat Islam poses to his lifestyle.
You can see them all via our Characters page.
A warm welcome, again, to new subscribers to the blog feed or email list and thanks for the positive messages we’ve received.
We really are hard at work behind the scenes with something quite novel that we hope will make a big impact. Right now, however, we’re talking with a number of people about music videos to accompany our work but we’re always on the look out for more people who could be excited by this project and bring some imaginative video talent to the table. We have a lot of music, and it’s going to look great with strong videos!
If you are or know of someone like that, someone not frightened by subjects like Islam or world take-over, get in touch via this blog or the email link on every page of our site.