Women, Islam and the Stockholm Syndrome, Part 2

‘The Jihad against Women’

Part 1 here

Kenneth Roberts, Associate Writer

Jihad-and-hegira (attack-and-retreat) is the third ‘essential doctrine’ (usul ud-deen) in Islam. This push-pull dynamic, applied against women, produces Islam’s Stockholm syndrome, forcing women to submit to men. Compliant women in turn create compliant families in a compliant, monocultural Muslim society.

Muslims instinctively recognize jihad-and-hegira, a dualistic pattern that allows Muslims in stages to be both militant, then conciliatory. Jihad and hegira are opposite ends of one swing or, if you will, two phases of one cycle. Militant jihad prepares the way for conciliatory ‘peaceful Islam’. ‘Peaceful Islam’ then sets up jihad/holy warfare. In this manner, Islam ratchets itself forward, just as a reaper advances into a field, cutting wheat with the forward-and-back, swinging motion of a scythe.

Dualistic Jihad-and-Hegira creates Stockholm Syndrome

Muslims instinctively expect jihadic violence to set up the conditions for conversion to ‘peaceful Islam’ (and so it does), but the ‘miracle’ they perceive is actually the Stockholm syndrome. An example from the Sira illustrates this point:

“Mas’ud leapt upon Sunayna, one of the Jewish merchants with whom his family had social and commercial relations and killed him. The Muslim’s brother complained, saying, ‘Why did you kill him? You have much fat in you belly from his charity.’ Mas’ud answered, ‘By Allah, had Muhammad ordered me to murder you, my brother, I would have cut off your head.’ Whereupon the brother said, ‘Any religion that can bring you to this is indeed wonderful!’ And he accepted Islam.” (Ishaq: 369)

This counterintuitive story from the Sira illustrates how terrorism and the startling threat of fratricide lead to Islamic conversion. After the carnage of 9-11, Muslims around the world claimed without evidence that there was an increase in conversions to Islam. Muslims sincerely believed the viciousness of 9-11 had led to a miraculous admiration for Islam, rather than revulsion. This is a telltale sign that Muslims unconsciously recognize the Stockholm syndrome.

However, victims of the Stockholm syndrome are unaware they have been programmed to endorse violence. Muslims themselves, and their victims, become dissociated through the ratcheting motion of jihad-and-hegira.

Kafirs need to recognize that militant jihadists (what politicians call ‘Muslim extremists’) and ‘nice Muslims’ (i.e. ‘moderate Muslims’) are simply opposite ends of Islam’s bipolarity…jihad-and-hegira…rather two different kinds of Muslim. Muslims shift easily between the two poles.

From Submissives to Co-perpetrators

Jihad-and-hegira is classic Islamic dualism. Dualism explains most of Islam. In dualism, there are unequal pairs in which one side must submit to the other. In the Stockholm syndrome, there is a dominator and a submissive. In Islam, women always submit to a man. Under the permanent threat of execution sanctioned by Allah in the Koran and sacred Sharia law, Islam’s unwilling female victims are transformed into willing codependents and active co-perpetrators with the jihadists.

Gendercide embedded in Sharia Law

Islamic male supremacism is embedded in the eternally valid words of Mohammed. He said that women are mentally and spiritually inferior to men, that they may be controlled by their husbands by beating them and by isolating them. Muslim husbands even have the right to honor kill their wives under Koran 4.34: “Then if they obey you, take no further action against them.”

The choice of ‘further action’ is up to the male owner of the chattels. Daughters and granddaughters may be honor killed under Koran 18.81 and Sharia law (ref. o1.1-4, ‘The Reliance of the Traveller’). In many Islamic countries, honor killings are not punished with severity, if they are punished at all. Mullahs living in Western countries sometimes claim that honor killing is ‘un-Islamic’; however, here it is clearly allowed in Sharia law. What is left unsaid in Sharia’s murder loophole is more important than what is said, because murder is morally reprehensible and the mullahs need plausible deniability.

Muslim women realize honor killing is a valid part of Islam, since it is eternally approved by Allah/Mohammed and by Sharia. Muslim women also accept that they have half the value of a man and that their entire body is a shameful sexual organ (‘awra’) that must be concealed by veils. They accept that the male head of the family is authorized under Sharia to be judge, jury and executioner within his family in the matter of honor killings. Muslim women are sociologically isolated through cousin marriage, so they accept there is nothing they can do about their lot but submit. Even so, thousands of Muslim women commit suicide every year in order to escape from Islam.

In Islam, women are ‘prisoners’ and ‘domestic animals’ of men. Noncompliant women may thus be culled in the same way a farmer culls rogue animals that exhibit behavioral problems.

Muslim males (and their female co-perpetrators) perceive honor killings as restoring family honor by removing an embarrassing behavioral problem.

Psychological Effect on Muslim Women

While jihadic violence is the initiating cause, the Stockholm syndrome is the psychological effect on Muslim women. Briefly put, jihad’s permanent, Allah-given threat of violence against women produces the astonishing psychological effect of cooperative victims.

One simple definition of jihad is the subjugation of women and ‘others’ using Mohammed’s methods. Mohammed’s methods implant the Stockholm syndrome in women.

Ideal female cooperation with the Muslim perpetrator is illustrated in Mohammed’s official biography, The Sira:

“When the apostle arrived at the home of his family he gave his sword to his daughter Fatima, saying, ‘Wash the blood from it, little one. By Allah, it has been true to me today.’ Ali, too, gave her his sword and said, ‘Take this and wash the blood from it. By Allah, it has been true to me today’. The name of the apostle’s sword was Dhul-Faqar (spine-splitter).” (Ishaq, Chap.14, Uhud)

Mohammed’s daughter Fatima is the perfect example of the Stockholm syndrome: she prepares the weapons of jihad which will in turn subjugate and enslave more women, herself included. She is a co-dependent.

Psychologically, the Stockholm syndrome is a Muslim woman’s attempt to escape from the despair of lifelong incarceration in Islam. Muslim women may be beaten, locked up and even honor-killed. Muslim women accept this abusive relationship because Allah eternally commands it in the Koran, as well as Mohammed in his final sermon. Muslim women give consent to men keeping them as ‘prisoners’ and ‘domestic animals’.

Mohammed’s chauvinistic final commands contained in his final sermon may never be abrogated, so Muslim women cannot be liberated until the end of time.

With 600 million female captives, Islam is a case of the Stockholm syndrome on an industrial scale. Muslim women cooperate in their own captivity because it is Allah’s will that they do so, even to the point of participating in the honor killing of other female relatives or their own children.

Co-perpetrators in Honor Killing

Victims of the Stockholm syndrome accept the violent ideology of their captors. They accept that the captors have the right to take hostages and even murder them in the name of their cause. As the Stockholm syndrome deepens, hostages finally become true believers and even co-conspirators as was observed in the famous case of Patty Hearst.

In Islam, all women are permanent hostages who may be honor killed by their male guardians at any moment. The justification for honor killing comes from Allah’s eternally valid words commanding the murder of apostates who leave Islam (K.18.81).

A Muslim, who refuses to be compliant to Islamic theocracy, becomes a guilty non-Muslim kafir, one who ‘hides’ the fact that Mohammed is right.

Islam’s non-compliant women have become kafirs and traitors to Islam who must be executed. Under the draconian rules of Sharia law, no blood compensation is paid to a family in the killing of an apostate from Islam nor is there any Sharia punishment for the killer (Reliance of the Traveller, o8.4). This means that murdering an apostate is normative Islam. This permanent death threat to all Muslims who rebel —and especially to all women—is the key component of Islam’s Stockholm syndrome.

A Muslim woman has three options: 1) embrace the Stockholm syndrome, 2) wait to be honor-killed or 3) flee Islam (suicide is one way of fleeing Islam).

Tragically, many victims of Islamic honor-killings have first been lulled into a sense of false security by their captors before being betrayed and honor-killed by them. Giving false assurances to victims and luring them into a trap is the sacred example of Mohammed in the Hadiths and Sira.

As lifelong prisoners of men, Muslim women are Islam’s first victims. After succumbing to the Stockholm syndrome, Muslim women endorse Mohammed’s brutal methods. The more they dissociate and identify with Mohammed, the more women act as co-dependents and co-perpetrators.

In spite of thousands of Islamic honor killings each year, Western Feminists have shown little interest in addressing Islam’s industrial-scale misogyny. Western Feminists have instead become pacified dhimmis, unconsciously embracing Islam’s Stockholm syndrome and abetting the perpetrators, rather than live under the constant anxiety of jihad. By their silence, Western Feminists have given up the fight against male supremacism and submitted to Islam.

A Successful Program of Intimidation

The stability of Islam depends on its complete control of women.

The permanent threat of death for non-compliance is the key to understanding Islam’s great psychological control over women and dhimmis. This ‘living under the avalanche’ creates the Stockholm syndrome which gives Islam its enduring stability and power.

The Stockholm syndrome is arguably Mohammed’s greatest discovery and the key to Islam’s success. Mohammed and his followers thought the Stockholm syndrome was a true miracle! But it is no miracle.

Fear transforms Islamic society through the unending threat of violence and death. The Stockholm syndrome is the psychological heart of Islam.

Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
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26 Responses

  1. […] as the burqa sends an unambiguous message, the maligned and imprisoned woman with an acute case of Stockholm Syndromecannot properly communicate with anyone outside of her own family. There is no non-verbal […]

  2. […] as the burqa sends an unambiguous message, the maligned and imprisoned woman with an acute case of Stockholm Syndrome cannot properly communicate with anyone outside of her own family. There is no non-verbal […]

  3. susie

    A well reasoned and insightful article which makes absolute sense. The aggressive responses prove your theory. Thank you

  4. Bill

    thank you for your comment to this Kafir.

  5. S.A.Rahim

    Sir,I wish to state that you research is made with the venom of hatred to Islam and your Stockholm syndrome narration is highly childish and it is conspiracy..
    You have made an attempt to defame Islam and it is with ulterior motive

  6. Dr William Lau

    In most of the talks that I attended and participated, most if not all muslims speakers would say that Islam is not gender bias when it is so obvious that men are permitted to beat up their wives, women are not allowed to live the house without the tudung or hijab; raped cases ae never prosecuted because four witnesses have to be present and testify; women are treated like slaves, disproportuionate discrimatory division of inheritance etc.

    I find your research findings interesting and useful.

  7. J. Croft

    I’ve seen over the past couple decades the rapid spread of Islam in America: camps in the east, the takeover of Dearborn, Michigan and enclaves in Ohio. They flood a town with their numbers, they vote themselves in and from there they control a local government, run things the way they want. It’s a time proven strategy that is deliberately kept from Americans who are encouraged to be preoccupied with distractions and their own ever-worsening circumstances as all manner of barbarians are encouraged…

    The key to checking militant Islam is the liberation of Muslim women. To do that in a culture that mostly allows them to be murdered requires that they be armed and able to protect themselves and each other. From there, sanity can be brought to those parts of that world that wholly subscribe to that ideology.

    America missed a golden opportunity in Afghanistan to institute such a enlightenment but that’s because the U.S. government was exploiting 9/11 to seize an oil pipeline route they’ve never used, and to restore opium production-the results you see on America’s streets. That is because of the enemy within that has weaponized the economy and government of the United States against the very nation it serves.

    Only an armed Muslim women’s freedom front championing the principles of the American Revolution will stop Islamic imperialism. Only a Second American Revolution will change this country’s foreign policy to indoctrinate, arm and support such a movement. Only we, the People of America taking back our nation from an utterly corrupt U.S. government, corporate, and financial combination that seeks our very destruction and setting things right can even begin to make this happen. Revolution is the only answer.

    Revolution can only happen when we who love and defend Freedom adopt strategies and tactics that will bring us victory. As a longtime observer of the Freedom Movement and active participant for eight years I have attempted to educate Patriotic Americans on such strategies… most importantly that they work on themselves before affecting their locales, and building up from grass roots, but the Patriot Movement is under solid control of hucksters, egomaniacs, and COINTEL operatives working for the very government/business/financial combination that isn’t just above the law but IS the law and writes the laws that have brought Our America to the brink of destruction.

    We cannot stand against imperial Islam until we can stand to begin with.

    J. Croft

  8. Freddie

    The sad reality that naive Christians don’t understand is that Judaism is the real enemy of Christianity. If you read the Old Testament, you would know that the Judaic God is a terrorist racist God (Exodus 33:15). He ordered his Jewish “chosen” people to commit genocide (1 Samuel 15:3, Deuteronomy 20:16), fratricide (Exodus 32:27-28), cannibalism (Leviticus 26:29), robbery and theft (Exodus 3:22), to enslave others (Leviticus 25:44-45), and preaches avariciousness and usury (Deuteronomy 23:20). He is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5, 34:16, Deuteronomy 6:15), who hates all nations on earth (Numbers 14:27-45, 16:31-35), threatens them with annihilation if they do not serve him diligently (Deuteronomy 28:15-68), and demands all gold and silver to be delivered to him (Exodus 25:3).

    Moses Maimonedes is considered the foremost rabbinical arbiter and philosopher in Jewish history. His book the Mishneh Torah is considered a canonical authority in the Talmudic law. He taught that Christians should be exterminated. In his Mishneh, chapter 10 page 184 he stated: “It is a mitzvah [religious duty] to eradicate Jewish traitors, minim [Christians] and apikorsim, ” since they cause difficulty to the Jews and sway the people away from God, as did Jesus of Nazareth and his students”

  9. Ralph

    To: John Forrrester

    I will address your questions.

    Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, willingly and freely gave up His life to be the Savior of the world. That is a clear declaration of the New Testament writers. The Jewish leaders and the Romans were only a vehicle leading to the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan for the salvation of humankind. It is, therefore, incorrect to condemn the Jews and the Romans for the death of Jesus. If Jesus had willed to escape death, He could have done so, as He had done numerous times previously when people had tried to kill Him. His death was voluntary. The reason for that is clearly explained in the New Testament. As John the Baptizer stated, Jesus was “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” While He was hanging on the cross, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Throughout history, people who did not understand God’s plan of salvation that enfolded in the New Testament mistakenly condemned the Jews.

    Recently another man sincerely raised some serious issues that are similar to those that you have raised about the spread of Christianity around the world. I have written extensive replies to that man, beginning on 22 February 2013 at the following location on this website:


    I will not copy and paste my lengthy replies here; but if you will read my replies there (beginning 22 February 2013), you may find some quieting answers. Sometimes, troubling questions scream at us so loudly that we can’t imagine that there can be any balancing information. My replies may provide some quieting balance for you. I wish you well in your pursuit of the truth.

  10. John Forrrester

    Hi Bill, Iam not talking of comparing religions , Iam just stating you to start websites similar to political islam, please provide us the facts related to political judaism and political christianity and also show how the Christians have used the 9/11 drama as an excuse to terrorise the muslims in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Israel where Christains and Jews kill the muslim men , rape muslim women and terrorise their children in name of 9/11 excuse.

  11. Bill

    If you notice the name of the site, it reads: political islam.
    It does not read: comparative religion

  12. John Forrrester

    Hello Bill Warner –
    Jesus spread christainity in Jerusalem and he was crucified when your friendly Israeli Jews informed the Romans that Jesus Christ was a sinner by claiming to be Son of God. Is this true or false??
    After Jesus died , how did Europe, America, Australia, Canada, become Christians?
    Please provide us the data how the Christian Missionaries and Christians committed genocides and rapes on American Natives , European Natives and Australians (who were Non Christians) and today we do not see a single Native American or European, because Christians and Pope raped and killed them all. So Christians masscared billions of Natives and converted entire America, Canada, Europe and Australia to Christians. Is it not true that the church didn’t believe earth was round and they even massacred great scientists who claimed that the Earth was round and were doing scientific researches.
    Please post the truth of how the Jews conspired against Jesus and had him crucified ??
    Please let me know when are you going to post all these details related to Christainity and its spread across Europe, America (Canada, USA, South America) and Australia

  13. Ken

    Nothing forced? According to the Hanafi school of legists, a man may give his daughter in marriage to his brother’s son without her consent. Over half of Muslim marriages are cousin marriages. Not forced? FGM is practised in all Muslim countries and commanded by Mohammed and Sharia. Not forced?

  14. madhu.g

    I think you are going through the Stockhold Syndrome.

    Everything you say about muslim women is wrong. Muslim women are smart and aggressive. They know what they are doing. I lived with them for a very long time. Well most of my adult life.

    There is nothing forced upon them. They are well loved by their men and they have a strong say in all matters of life.

    I was the only one being tortured, beaten, raped, insulted etc because I was a non muslim. Muslim women the way I saw them never went through abuse; instead they were the decision makers in a lot of affairs concerning the muslim family and their religion.

    I totally disagree with you. I think you are going through a phase or you are thinking with your sexual part rather than logically. Sorry if I offended you but you dont know them as I do. Muslim women are criminals.

  15. Ken

    Koran 18.74-81 is used to justify the honor killing of children or grandchildren. Sharia law confirms the Koranic text.

    A hadith explains Koran 18.74-81 :

    “The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) used not to kill the children, so thou shouldst not kill them unless you could know what Khadir had known about the child he killed, or you could distinguish between a child who would grow up to he a believer (and a child who would grow up to be a non-believer), so that YOU KILLED the (prospective) NON-BELIEVER (kafir) and left the (prospective) believer aside.” — Sahih Muslim Book 019, Number 4457

  16. Asma Marwan

    To follow world-wide current events about the plight of Muslim women, please go to:


  17. Guy Macher

    “The choice of ‘further action’ is up to the male owner of the chattels. Daughters and granddaughters may be honor killed under Koran 18.81…”

    I believe the Koran reference is incorrect since it reads:

    “So we intended that their Lord should change him for them for one better in righteousness and near to mercy. (Al-Kahf 18:81)

  18. Ralph

    It appears to me that Muslim people live their lives as follows:

    1) Believing that Muhammad was a prophet of the Creator, and believing that they must not honestly examine factual evidence to the contrary.

    2) Believing that Muhammad could not have done or uttered anything in his lifetime that was displeasing to the Creator, and believing that they must not honestly examine factual evidence to the contrary.

    3) Believing that Muhammad’s life and utterances are the definition of what is permitted and what is forbidden for humanity, regardless of direct, obvious conflicts with the golden rule (which is the universal standard of conduct for human beings).

    4) Believing that Muhammad’s life and utterances were given to the world by the Creator as a perfect pattern for living, and believing that they must not honestly examine factual evidence to the contrary.

    5) Believing that they must live their lives in accord with Muhammad’s life and utterances, in order to produce favor with the Creator.

    6) Believing that they must perpetually recognize Muhammad as a prophet and must perpetually regard him with highest honor, so that Muhammad will be motivated to intercede for them before the Creator on the day of judgment.

    Intelligent, critically-thinking, open-minded, investigative non-Muslim people know that there is abundant comparative textual evidence proving that Muhammad was not a prophet of the Creator. Therefore, such non-Muslim people do not honor Muhammad as a prophet of the Creator. They do not honor Muhammad’s utterances as having been sent down to him from the Creator. They know that Muhammad will not have any intercessory role on the day of judgment. They know that Muhammad’s utterances and Sunna should not be followed, because Muhammad was not a prophet of the Creator.

    The whole of Islam rests on the false presumption that Muhammad was a prophet of the Creator. If Muslim people were to all miraculously become convinced that Muhammad was a fraud, then Islam would fall like a house of cards. Therefore, it is currently unthinkable for Muslim people to even entertain the thought of Muhammad being a fraud.

    If Muhammad’s alleged intercession before the Creator on the day of judgment were to be shown to them to be false, then Muslim people would not know what to do. They believe their entire salvation rests upon the alleged prophethood of Muhammad. They refuse to think the unthinkable.

    The true God of love does not require Muhammad as an intercessor. Muhammad is entirely irrelevant for the salvation of humankind.

    The only thing that is relevant for the salvation of humankind is the recognition of Jesus as the Savior of the world.

  19. Democracyistheanswer

    Ho, ho, Ahsan. 60% of the conversions take place in JAIL for the purpose of getting better food and softer treatment. 75% of converts leave Islam within 2 years. Ho, ho. Moreover, Sheikh Ahmad Al Qataani claimed that six million Africans leave Islam every year, that in Africa alone. Deconversion figures are hard to find in other areas because there is no ‘leaving Islam ceremony’ and no one advertizes it. A woman convert I knew was threatened with death in front of the judge during the divorce trial. Many women have had children kidnapped to Arab countries or Turkey, etc. Sad.

  20. steffen Larsen

    Apparently Muslims live happily and quite peacefully in South Africa. At most the Muslim community has been accused of being a transit or holiday camp for those with a sinister purpose ….but there’s little proof.
    The reason for the happy Muslims in South Africa is evident: it is an extreme multicultural society: polygamy is an ancient custom and quite legal, and FGM while illegal is widely practiced among Muslim immigrants with little fear of repercussions. All this makes for happy Muslims.

  21. Ahsan

    66% of the people accepting Islam are women.

  22. Adeela

    It’s only religion with rules for raping women and rules for honor killing.

  23. Ralph


    False or misunderstood ideology or dogma from any source can result in human-rights violations, including death. World history proves it.

    This article is deliberately and unapologetically narrowly-focused on some of Islam’s false ideology that can result in human-rights violations, including death.

    Birth-control ideology or dogma regarding non-use of condoms must not be blindly and ignorantly accepted by people who are likely to contract or spread HIV. Rather, it could only make any sense at all when accepted by healthy, monogamous, non-promiscuous, heterosexual couples who are deliberately in the process of raising families.

    Common sense is required. People must also be scientifically taught that HIV can be contracted and spread in ways for which condoms are irrelevant.

    According to current world news, there is a flood of gang-rapists in South Africa. I doubt that birth-control ideology or dogma regarding non-use of condoms has any effect whatsoever on the actions of such mentally-confused people. The amount of HIV that has been spread through such criminal activity and other irrational sexual and drug-related activity worldwide is incalculable.

    It is essential for the world’s rational people to examine Islam’s ideology regarding permission for rape and pointedly ask why Muslim people do not publicly denounce and actively seek to purge permission for rape and other such criminal practices from Islam’s allegedly-unchallengeable, allegedly-non-amendable, allegedly-perfect foundational source texts.

    Muhammad was gravely wrong about many things. Following Muhammad’s Sunna is often acting unwisely and even criminally.

  24. Democracyistheanswer

    Carlito demonstrates why so few Moslems win a Nobel Prize: they invent self-serving explanations that ignore reality and facts. Islam prevents critical analysis. The mechanism of AIDS propagation is well known, if Carlito would trouble himself to look it up, but that would require mental effort that would put him in a factual, scientific realm in conflict with Islamic paranoia. Through the delusional and criminal policy of ex-President Thabo Mkebi, South Africa did almost nothing to stop the spread of AIDS. Migrant workers from countries surrounding South Africa brought HIV back to their impoverished communities. Almost no one in this region has access to medical diagnosis. Many babies are born infected. Moslems delude themselves in dozens of ways to justify the repression of women. Their arrogant misogyny and self-confident violence against women is disgusting, but women’s liberation will come to Saudi Arabia in spite of all the fatwas in the world.

  25. Carlito

    Dear Sirs,
    Please take a good look at what happens in numerous countries South Africa. European missionaries have imposed Christianity on poor people and by providing them with food have managed to brainwash them and manipulate them into not using condoms whereby every day hundreds are infected by HIV and die. More people are dying of HIV every year than the small portion of jihadist have ever killed. So please don’t cherry pick . This is not constructive. Regards,

  26. Call Me Mom

    Very insightful analysis.

    The question is, how do we get muslim women to stop enabling the behavior without a mass bloodbath? The culture of islam does not allow for a loving solution. If the threat to their own children and the threat to themselves will not move them out of this consent to evil, what will?

    In my case, (that of a teenager under the authority of an abusive alcoholic) it became necessary to take a stand and by the grace of God, it was successful. But I don’t see how that can work for these women.

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