What is an Infidel?

We see it on the back of cars, on websites, and in movies:  this incredible “I” word that we in the United States are in the process of turning from something derogatory into something celebrated.  But what does it really mean to be an Infidel?

An Infidel, according to Muslim scholars, is a Christian or Jew.  While we worship the same God, according to them we have been Infidels, that is to say “unfaithful” to Him.  We have misinterpreted His will, written this “corrupt” Bible, and thus have expressed infidelity to Him.

A more appropriate word for ANYONE who is non-Muslim, for example a Buddhist, Hindu, Wiccan, Athiest, etc. is the word “Kafir” also spelled “Kufar.”  This word is a secret “dirty word” that politically motivated Muslims have for non-Muslims.  I happen to like the way “Infidel” sounds much better, although all Infidels should understand that according to some Muslims, (the ISIS strain in particular) the two words are really very interchangeable.  Dr. Warner has a great video on this word.  The closest thing to Kafir in the English language is the “n” word.

It should also be worth mentioning that some Muslims consider other Muslims who practice their religion differently to be Infidels.  For example, Many Shiite Muslims consider Sunni Muslims to be Infidels and vice versa.  The most prominent and tragic example of this, I feel, is the burning of the Jordanian pilot by ISIS operatives in 2015.

As you can imagine, the word operates like a broad and rich umbrella, an umbrella under which many people can fit!

So what do we consider to be an Infidel?  An Infidel is someone who loves freedom, the ability to pursue your definition of happiness, and to believe in the equality of all mankind without any other group telling you “your place.”  An Infidel believes in the equality of mankind as endowed by their creator, but does not necessarily believe in equal results. The Infidel celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah decorations, Easter egg hunts, and Passover meals. This individual also defends the second amendment, freedom of speech, and the American Constitution.  It means celebrating what made the West, the West without apologizing for it. It means the freedom to offend and to be offended.

Now that we have defined “Infidel,” let us take this word to a new level by defining what it means to be an “Infidel Mother.”

An Infidel Mother is a very special variation of the female warrior archetype.  She is not only a protector of her children but of the free society from which she comes.  She does not seek out violence but is prepared to respond in kind when violence finds her or those she loves.  She is a new and improved type of feminist, a woman who believes that she cannot lift herself up by putting others down.  In other words, if you are looking for man hatred, or any other kind of hatred here, move on.

The Infidel Mother is a lover of freedom.  She is aware that political Islam and freedom are incompatible.   This fact may make many angry, but that does not make it any less true.

The Infidel Mother is a woman aware of misinformation in schools, our text books, and our society.  She is in constant search of truth; when she finds truth she shares it with her children and others she meets.

The Infidel Mother is courageous and does not let anyone put limits on her.

The Infidel Mother is usually a woman of faith, but if she is an atheist she is not hostile towards those of faith, unless a faith encroaches on her freedom to not believe.  She is supportive of the Judeo-Christian values upon which the United States was founded no matter her individual beliefs.

Obviously there are a lot of demands upon Infidel Mothers.  That is where we come in.  We are dedicated to helping Infidel Moms (and Dads too!) understand what is  happening in our schools and giving them the information they need to help their children identify it and reject it.

I look forward to helping you all Infidel on!

Sources:

Warner, B. (2014) The Worst Word.  Retrieved from URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buGToaZ1Tls

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