Tuesday, September 20, 2011

“The Ideology that Time Forgot” Movie Poster

Militant Islam, the Ideology that Time Forgot

by Bill Levinson

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

We use “ideology” rather than “religion” to avoid confusing this Dark Age death cult with a legitimate means (including civilized versions of Islam) of relating to God, or a legitimate framework for relating to other human beings. The title was inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “The People that Time Forgot.” The concept of a tribe or people that time forgot is a convenient device for populating an action-adventure story with primitive and violent savages who capture civilized people for purposes like human sacrifice and cannibalism. Militant Islam does not however leave much to the imagination.