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 “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”  Winston Churchill / 1874-1865

If you were to envision a man sent from God that hears the words of God and speaks for God, what would that man be like?  It would not be unreasonable of us to expect such a man to be an extraordinary man of incredible character that would behave in a manner unlike the people of his time.  Such a man would be radically different, and he would stand out different from the attitude and temper manifested by his people.  Such a man would reflect the divine.

Muhammad claimed to be such a man.  He claimed to hear from God, and that he was God’s prophet.  He even went further by claiming that the great faiths of his time (Christianity and Judaism) were wrong and that he alone could show mankind the way to God.  On what authority did he stake his claim?  He staked his claim on God’s authority because he was God’s spokesman.  And how do we know that he was God’s spokesman?  Because he said he was.  Therefore, we are supposed to believe him because he said he was God’s prophet.  There were no prophesies of his coming.  I wonder sometimes if Muslims ever wonder how absurd Muhammad’s claims were.  I think that the muslims are so brain washed to submit and not question that they have left common sense behind and follow their mad cult leader like lemmings staking their eternal fate on the words of a 7th century Arab raider.

Besides the preposterous claim based only on his declaration that he is God’s prophet, we need also enquire about the character of the man that claims to speak the words of Almighty God.  What was Muhammad like?  Did he provide us with an example of divine character after which we should mold our lives?  Was his behaviour exemplary, far above the carnal lusts and desires of normal man?  No!  He had absolutely no moral character that elevated him above his fellows.  Actually, he was a man of questionable character.  Muhammad was a liar, a thief, a murderer, an oathbreaker, a slaver, and a pedophile.  Considering that Muslims consider Muhammad uswa hasana, al-Insān al-Kāmil. It is an Arabic phrase loosely translated, meaning, he is the ‘perfect human’ who is ‘worthy of imitation’,  it is extremely important that we examine his character to provide us with an idea of what to expect when dealing with his followers.  I challenge any follower of the “prophet” to show me proof that these assertions are incorrect.  For now, let me show you proof that Muhammad was a liar.

Muhammad the Liar

Muhammad was a liar and a deceiver.  According to Muhammad, Allah was also a liar and deceiver for  “…they seek to deceive Allah but is is Allah Who Deceives them.  When they stand up to prayer, they stand without earnestness, to be seen of men, but little do they hold Allah in remembrance.”  S. 4:142  Further, “And (the unbelievers) schemed and planned, and Allah schemed also, and the best of schemers is Allah.” S. 3:54  Further, “Remember how the unbelievers schemed against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or to slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home).  They scheme and plot , but the best of schemers is Allah.”  S.8:30.  The term in Arabic is makara and denotes one that is a deceiver, conniver and schemer.  This word is always used in the negative sense.  Even Islamic scholars admit this and try to explain it away by saying the word is one of the muttashabihat (multivalent words of the Quran).  Since his “god” is a liar and deceiver, it is no wonder that Muhammad himself was one.  Many times Muhammad used deception to kill his enemies. 

Here is a clear case of lying endorsed by Muhammad to further the cause of Islam in the case of Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf.  Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: Allah’s Apostle said, “Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?” Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, “O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?” The Prophet said, “Yes,” Muhammad bin Maslama said, “Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab). “The Prophet said, “You may say it.” Then Muhammad bin Maslama went to Kab and said, “That man (i.e. Muhammad demands Sadaqa (i.e. Zakat) from us, and he has troubled us, and I have come to borrow something from you.” On that, Kab said, “By Allah, you will get tired of him!” Muhammad bin Maslama said, “Now as we have followed him, we do not want to leave him unless and until we see how his end is going to be. Now we want you to lend us a camel load or two of food.” (Some difference between narrators about a camel load or two.) Kab said, “Yes, (I will lend you), but you should mortgage something to me.” Muhammad bin Mas-lama and his companion said, “What do you want?” Ka’b replied, “Mortgage your women to me.” They said, “How can we mortgage our women to you and you are the most handsome of the ‘Arabs?” Ka’b said, “Then mortgage your sons to me.” They said, “How can we mortgage our sons to you? Later they would be abused by the people’s saying that so-and-so has been mortgaged for a camel load of food. That would cause us great disgrace, but we will mortgage our arms to you.” Muhammad bin Maslama and his companion promised Kab that Muhammad would return to him. He came to Kab at night along with Kab’s foster brother, Abu Na’ila. Kab invited them to come into his fort, and then he went down to them. His wife asked him, “Where are you going at this time?” Kab replied, “None but Muhammad bin Maslama and my (foster) brother Abu Na’ila have come.” His wife said, “I hear a voice as if dropping blood is from him, Ka’b said. “They are none but my brother Muhammad bin Maslama and my foster brother Abu Naila. A generous man should respond to a call at night even if invited to be killed.” Muhammad bin Maslama went with two men. (Some narrators mention the men as ‘Abu bin Jabr. Al Harith bin Aus and Abbad bin Bishr). So Muhammad bin Maslama went in together with two men, and sail to them, “When Ka’b comes, I will touch his hair and smell it, and when you see that I have got hold of his head, strip him. I will let you smell his head.” Kab bin Al-Ashraf came down to them wrapped in his clothes, and diffusing perfume. Muhammad bin Maslama said. ” have never smelt a better scent than this. Ka’b replied. “I have got the best ‘Arab women who know how to use the high class of perfume.” Muhammad bin Maslama requested Ka’b “Will you allow me to smell your head?” Ka’b said, “Yes.” Muhammad smelt it and made his companions smell it as well. Then he requested Ka’b again, “Will you let me (smell your head)?” Ka’b said, “Yes.” When Muhammad got a strong hold of him, he said (to his companions), “Get at him!” So they killed him and went to the Prophet and informed him. (Abu Rafi) was killed after Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf.”

Muhammad was an oath breaker.  Consider the case of the camels.  Narrated Zahdam: … We stayed for a short while (after we had covered a little distance), and then I said to my companions, “Allah’s Apostle has forgotten his oath. By Allah, if we do not remind Allah’s Apostle of his oath, we will never be successful.” So we returned to the Prophet and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We asked you for mounts, but you took an oath that you would not give us any mounts; we think that you have forgotten your oath.’ He said, ‘It is Allah Who has given you mounts. By Allah, and Allah willing, if I take an oath and later find something else better than that. then I do what is better and expiate my oath.’ ”  In other words, Muhammad swore that he would never give them camels, but later broke his oath because he changed his mind.  And this is the fellow who brings the word of Almighty God to the earth?

Here are some Hadiths in which Muhammad teaches that it is okay to break your word.   

Abu Huraira reported: A person sat late in the night with Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him), and then came to his family and found that his children had gone to sleep. His wife brought food for him. but he took an oath that he would not eat because of his children (having gone to sleep without food) He then gave precedence (of breaking the vow and then expiating it) and ate the food He then came to Allah s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and made mention of that to him, whereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace he upon him) said: He who took an oath and (later on) found something better than that should do that, and expiate for (breaking) his vow.

 
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who took an oath and then found another thing better than (this) should expiate for the oath (broken) by him and do (the better thing).

 
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who took an oath and (later on) found another thing better than that, he should do that which is better, and expiate for the vow (broken by him).

 
This hadith is narrated on the authority of Suhail with the same chain of transmitters (with these words): “He should expiate for (breaking) the vow and do that which is better.”

 
Abd al-Rahman b. Samura reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to me: Abd al-Rahman b. Samura, don’t ask for authority for if it is granted to you for asking for it, you would be commissioned for it (without having the support of Allah), but if you are granted it without your asking for it. You would be helped (by Allah) in it. And when you take an oath and find something else better than that, expiate for (breaking) your oath, and do that which is better. This hadith has also been transmitted on the authority of Ibn Farrukh.

 
“Narrated Jabir : The Prophet said, ‘Who is ready to kill Ka’b bin Ashraf (i.e. a Jew).’ Muhammad bin Maslama replied, ‘Do you like me to kill him?’ The Prophet replied in the affirmative. Muhammad bin Maslama said, ‘Then allow me to say what I like.’ The Prophet replied ‘I do (i.e. allow you).’

 
The case of Ka’b bin Ashraf is very amusing to me.  The unlucky soul (who was later murdered by Muhammad) wrote a poem that criticized him.  Muhammad was so upset that he told his follower that it was okay to lie in order to kill him.  The fellow was murdered in a most despicable way.  There are many more Hadiths in which Muhammad endorses breaking your word and lying and deceiving.  I think it is not unreasonable for any follower of the “prophet” to consider that the man that spoke the “truth of God” to them was liar and a deceiver.  What does this tell us of the authenticity or reliability, or believability of his message?  Are you going to stake your eternal salvation on the words of a liar??  Or, is it better to not question and submit and never consider the possibility that you have been lied to?  Or better yet, murder those that dare question the words of the “prophet?”  Islam is a sham.  Muhammad was a liar.  Muhammad could not be trusted in his life, and he cannot be trusted in what he supposedly heard from God.  To follow Islam is to follow a god that lies, and a prophet that lies.  How can you ever know what is true? 
  
 
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“It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society.  When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.”  ~Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

 

When dealing with Islam it is extremely important that we are aware of the tactics the cult employs when communicating with our culture and when relating to the Muslims we happen upon in our daily lives.  Although Islam advocates truthfulness among Muslims, it does not advocate honesty in dealing with unbelievers.  Just the opposite is true, several verses in the Quran and the historical record of Muhommad’s dealings with the unbelievers of his day encourage lying.  The Muslims accomplish this through two forms of lying called taqiyya and kitman.  The word “taqiyya” literally means “concealing, precaution, guarding.”  It is used to disguise Muslim beliefs, ideas, feelings, convictions, opinions and strategies.  We see taquiyya used extensively in our media when Muslim interviewees lie, deceive, confound, dissimulate, vex and contend while never providing straight answers to questions and dancing around the truth.  The word “kitman” means lying by omission.  The Muslims do this a great deal also.  Consider the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) insisting that it “has not now or ever been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood, or supported any covert, illegal, or terrorist activity or organization” yet they conveniently failed to mention that their organization was created by the Muslim Brotherhood, that they bankrolled Hamas, and that nine board members of the ISNA have been accused by prosecutors of supporting terrorism.  Further, consider the “American” cleric Anwar al-Awlaki who was regularly sought out by the NPR, PBS and government leaders to consult regarding the “peaceful nature of Islam” prior to engineering the Fort Hood massacre and attempting to blow up a Detroit bound airliner.  Yet, these are just certain individuals who have corrupted Islam, right?  No!  This method of deception was common in the tribal culture present in Muhommad’s day, and was both encouraged and practiced by the prophet himself.

Muhammad used deception when he signed a 10 year peace treaty with the Meccans which allowed him access to their city.  During the two years that he adhered to the treaty, he used that time to prepare his forces for a takeover.  He broke his treaty with the Meccans, and promptly executed many who had trusted him at his word.  Many times Muhammad pretended to use peace so that he could take his enemies off guard, such as with Usayr ibn Zarim, who was attempting to gather an armed force against the Muslims.  Muhammad sent “emissaries” that pursuaded Usayr ibn Zarim with promises of peace to leave his stronghold.  Once exposed and vulnerable Usayr and his thirty companions were massacred by the Muslims.  There is also the example of Jadhima which trusted the Muslim’s leader that they would not be harmed if they offered no resistance and converted to Islam.  They laid down their arms and the men of the tribe were promptly tied up and beheaded.  Muslim’s try to justify Muhammad’s murder of everyone that criticized him by saying that his victims broke treaties with their actions yet they say nothing of the countless treaties broke by Muslim’s.  Their actions historical and in today’s world demonstrate that Muslim’s cannot be trusted.  Leaders in the Muslim world routinely say one thing to English-speaking audiences and then say something entirely different to their own people in Arabic. 

Muslims maintain that Islam teaches honesty yet their is an almost complete absence of verses in the Quran and the Hadith that encourage truthfulness.  First, lets look at what the Quran says:

  • Quran 3:28 – This verse tells Muslims not to take those outside the faith as friends, unless it is to “guard themselves.”
  • Quran 9:3 – “…Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters…”  The dissolution of oaths with the pagans who remained at Mecca following its capture.  They did nothing wrong, but were evicted anyway.
  • Quran 40:28 – A man is introduced as a believer, but one who must “hide his faith” among those who are not believers.
  • Quran2:225 – “Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts” the context of this remark is marriage, which explains why Sharia law allows spouses to lie to each other for the greater good.
  • Quran 66:2 – “Allah has already ordained for you, (oh men), the dissolution of your oaths.”
  • Quran 3:54 – “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.”  The Arabic word used here for scheme is makara, which literally means deceit.  If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same.

Taken together, these verses stipulate that there are circumstances when a Muslim is not only allowed to lie, but are encouraged to do so if it serves to accomplish a greater purpose.  If the Muslim god Allah is deceitful, how much so is it acceptable for his followers to also be deceitful?

Further, Islam sanctions lying in the Hadith (books from the 8th and 9th centuries referred to by Islamic scholars in matters of Islamic law and history).

  • Bukhari 52:269 – “The Prophet said,’War is deceit.'”  The context of this is thought to be the murder of Usayr ibn Zarim and his thirty unarmed men after he “guaranteed” them safe passage.
  • Bukhari 49:857 – “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things is not a liar.”  Lying is permitted when the end justifies the means.
  • Bukhari 84:64-65 – Speaking from a position of power at teh time, Ali confirms that lying is permissible in order to deceive an “enemy.”
  • Muslim 32:6303 – “…he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them).”
  • Bukhari 50:369 – Recounts the murder of the poet, Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, at Muhammad’s insistance.  The men who volunteered for the assasination used lies to gain his trust, pretending that they had turned against Muhammad.  They slaughtered him when he came out of his fortress.

    Finally, in Islamic law “Reliance of the Traveler (p. 746-8.2) – “Speaking is a means to achieve objectives.  If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it.  When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible, and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory…it is religiously precautionary in all cases to employ words that give a misleading impression…”.  In other words, “One should compare the bad consequences entailed by lying to those entailed by telling the truth, and if the consequences of telling the truth are more damaging, one is entitled to lie.

All this by a “religion” labelled as “One of the great religions of the world?”  In Islam you have a deceitful, lying deity, an oath breaking liar for a prophet, a holy book that condones lying and deceit, and a system of laws that condone lying.  It is no wonder that western people are baffled by the doublespeak employed by Islamists as they use every imaginable method to avoid plainly speaking the truth about their goals, beliefs, and views regarding human rights.  The religious writings of the Muslims tell us plainly that we cannot trust them, the actions of the Muslims tell us that we cannot trust them, and the history of the Muslims tell us that we cannot trust them.  All of this is not to say that there are some Muslim individuals who are in fact trustworthy, but they are trustworthy in spite of Islam not because of it. 

 

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“Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny” – Muhammad Iqbal

Many of my prior posts have referred to various aspects of Islam, such as its judicial side and its political side.  By just discussing the political and Sharia aspects of Islam, I don’t want to imply in any way that there exists a religious Islam that is fine.  There is not.

 I know that Islam appeals to the religious impulse; but I could easily argue that communism and Nazism also harnessed the religious impulse and that millions of people believed in those ideologies with religious devotion and fanaticism.  The fact that faith is exhibited by its adherents does not confer religious status on an ideology.  In order to do battle with an enemy, we must learn all we can about him.  We must understand what Islam is and what it is not. 

When we hear about religion in the west we automatically assume that it conforms to certain criteria.  We assume that religion has as its goal the moral development of the person.  We assume that religion by nature treats all human beings with dignity and respects their right to choice.  We base these assumptions on the Judeo-Christian heritage of our western society.  Even our laws and the U.S. constitution give specific rights and protection to religion and its practice in our society at large.  When we consider these laws, we must remember that they were framed in a time when Islam was unheard of in western societies.  These laws were framed to protect religions that meet certain criteria.  There are four major tests that religions must pass in order to be offered religious protection.  These tests are as follows: 

  1. Adherence to the religion must be a personal choice.
  2. No religion should demand that those who leave it be killed.
  3. A religion must never mandate the killing and subjugation of those who choose not to belong.
  4. A religion must be in accord with basic human rights.

Islam fails all four of these crucial tests.  Islam rejects the principle of voluntarism that is common to all authentic religions.  Islam has spread through war and slaughter.  There has never been peace in Islam.  The moderate Muslims can claim that Islam is peaceful, but they do not have anything other than their opinion to shore up their arguments.  How can they argue with the Koran which explicitly says “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” and “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”   Considering that the writings of the Quran are considered the very words of God, they are immutable, and not subject to individual interpretation; they must be interpreted literally.  The moderates don’t have a leg to stand on, and the fundamentalists know this. 

Islam demands that those that leave the faith must be killed.  Once a person is a Muslim, they are always a Muslim.  Many of the apostates that have turned from this faith live in hiding, cannot trust that their own families won’t murder them, and oftentimes end up as political refugees in the west.  Often we read in the news of immigrant Muslims killing their daughters that become westernized seemingly without remorse.  This is a direct result of Quranic brainwashing that teaches adherents that those that don’t follow Allah are not human beings and thus it is not murder to kill them.  What kind of twisted ideology justifies a man killing his own daughter?  Islam turns family member against family members.  Islam turns nations against nations.  Just look at my post on  “Peaceful Islam”   for a record of the deeds of Islam. 

Islam is the only “religion” that requires territorial sovereignty.  Its laws are not laws of the heart but rather laws of the land.  This makes Islam totally incompatible with western civilization.  Sharia law is the only law for Muslims, and their religion does not allow submission to nonbelievers. 

Islam does not adhere to equality under law.  They believe that women are less than men, and they believe that unbelievers are less than believers.  The only way for nonbelievers to live peaceably with Muslims is if they pay the Jizya tax (a tax on Christians and Jews in Islamic societies).  Unfortunately, even paying the Jizya tax is no guarantee you will not be butchered or hunted to extinction.  Muslims can renege on their agreements with unbelievers any time. 

The Quran does nothing to build the moral quality of the believers.  The Muslim submits to the rules and ordinances of Allah, nothing more and nothing less.  Material obedience is elevated above all considerations of Truth, Goodness, and Morality.  Control of the body is everything to the Muslim.  The Muslim mind is totally focussed on the material world. 

Worship is defined in Islam as obedience to Islam and Islam represents the entire will of God for all men.  In Islam God is unknowable, and his will is all things.  This is the equivalent of saying there is no God.  If God’s will is everything that happens, that means that even the will of man is God’s will, and if that is the case there is no difference between God’s will and man’s.  Since there is no difference between God’s will and man’s then there is no God.  Thus, the only god the Muslim’s have is Islam itself.

The broadest definition I can give to religion is that it is the pursuit of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.  These values stand apart from the world, in fact, they evaluate the world.  When we pursue value we incorporate those values into ourselves.  In pursuing Goodness we become good, in pursuing Truth we reflect truth, in Beauty we reflect and appreciate the beauty of creation.  True religion leads us to God and allows us to experience God’s love. 

Islam subordinates everything to itself.  Islam is considered the highest value; thus Truth, Beauty, and Goodness are considered contained within Islam itself.  There is no higher truth than Islam, no higher good than Islam, nothing more beautiful than Islam.  Islam, Islam, Islam, Islam, Islam!  Islams goal is not to lead men to seek those higher values; it is considered those higher values itself.  Islam exists only to perpetuate itself.  Islam is like the cancer of religion.  It is anti-religion.  When we talk of Faith, we refer to a growing trust in a loving God as we know him, when the Muslim speaks of faith he speaks of trust in Islam itself (since God cannot be known in Islam).  When we pray it is an intimate and personal communication with our Creator, when a Muslim prays it is communal and a rote formula.  They all pray the same prayers at the same time facing the same direction while doing the same movements.  These prayers serve only to cement communal solidarity and provide no intimacy between man and God.  When we worship God we adore His beauty, are thankful for his love, and express our gratitude.  In Islam worship is defined as obedience to Islam.

Islam is not a religion as we understand religion.  Islam has more in common with communism and totalitarian government systems than it does with religion.  What makes Islam unique is that it does contain some primitive spiritual elements.  Islam should not be given religious protection in the West, it does not qualify as a religion, nor does it merit such protection.  Islam has nothing positive to contribute to our society.  Just as in Europe, we are going to see Muslims press for their laws to become the laws of our land, and they have already begun by suppressing criticism of Islam.  Considering the effect that Muslims have in society, we have every right to critically analyze Islam.  Islam is clearly a threat to our way of life, our culture, and our safety.  If we continue to classify Islam as a religion and give it the full protection and benefits religions receive in America, we will be helpless to contain it and it will continue to grow and spread.   

             

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"Is the truth not worth fighting for?" Godfree2012

                

 

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.  He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” – Martin Luther King

After 9/11 the first images we saw from the “muslim street” were images of Palestinians dancing in the streets.  This stopped very fast as soon as the Palestinian powers realized the folly of unveiling their true feelings for the west and the consequences this would have on their ongoing propaganda war.  Further, it is interesting to note that there wasn’t outright condemnation from any of the Muslim nations, at least not until they were pressed as the battle lines were being drawn.  I am sure that if the Muslim nations did not have to contend with the full might of the U.S. military, their responses would have been much different.  This is natural for them, after all, the Quran says “Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost (Shakir: “have the upper hand”) for Allah is with you,” and just as their holy book tells them, they sue for peace only when it suits them. 

Islam devides the world into two camps, the believers, and the infidels.  The Quran makes it very clear how Muslims are to deal with unbelievers.

Quran 2:191-193  “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution (of Muslims) is worse than slaughter (of non-muslims) … but if they desist, then lo!  Allah is forgiving and merciful.  And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”  This verse does not speak of defensive warfare since Muhammad and his followers had just gone to Medina and were not under attack by the Meccans.  They went on to drive the Meccans out of their own city.

Quran 2:216 “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it.  But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you.  But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”  Violence is virtuous in and of itself?  Am I the only person that thinks this crap is totally nuts?  What is even more scary is that in context the Muslims were not even fighting at this time, thus the Quran advocates offensive warfare.  This is so different from Bible scriptures that involve violence which occured in the context of the time.  In the Quran, violence is extolled as virtuous, a holy command from on high.  It is no wonder that the people that follow the Quran are violent.  I am sure any Muslim reading this right now must feel their heart beating with rage and wish to do me violence for daring to insult the prophet and the Quran.  Is there any virtue in a religion that encourages contempt prior to investigation?  Why all the threats, what is it trying to hide?  Why would God not want us to use our minds and intellect? 

Quran 3:151 “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority.”  More threats towards the polytheists, and the Christians.  The Muslims view Christians as polytheists because they believe God is a trinity, even though Christian doctrine explains that God is one God, coexistant in three persons.  They tried to cast terror into the unbelievers then: they try to birth terror into the hearts of unbelievers today, some things never change.

Quran 4:95 “Not equal are those believers who sit and recieve no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons.   Allah has granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than those who sit.  Unto all (in faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit by a special reward.”  It is so obvious that the writer of the Quran is trying to brainwash the followers into fighting for the cause.  The fact that this is considered “one of the great monotheistic religions” is utter nonsense.  What kind of religion criticizes believers that want to live in peace and extols those that want to go forth and rape and pilliage?! 

Quran 4:104 “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy: if you suffer pain, then surely they suffer pain as you suffer pain…”  Do not be weak hearted while you are pursuing an injured and retreating enemy.  I guess this is Muslim bravery.

Quran 8:12 “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve.  Therefore, strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.”  I imagine a Muslim apologist would try saying this means their “spiritual” head and their “spiritual” fingertips?

Quran 8:57 “If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.”

Quran 8:65 “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight…”

Quran 9:5  “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”  In other words, Muslims are going to attack unless you become Muslim.  

Quran 9:14 “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace…”

Quran 9:20 “Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah’s way are of much greater worth in Allah’s sight.  These are they who are triumphant.”  In the Arabic the striving here refers to Jihad (holy war).

Quran 9:29 “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”  This refers to Christians and set in motion the invasion of most Christian lands.  Islam is constructed to dominate all other religions and faiths.  The very essence of Islam is to dominate.  Peace with Islam is not possible, unless of course, you convert and become Muslim.

Quran 9:38-39 “O ye who believe!  what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth?  Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter?  But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter.  Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grevious penalty, and put others in your place.”  If I were to construct a religion for the express purpose of conquering the world, I would design one like Islam.  Here the Quran is telling believers that they will suffer the grevious penalty of Allah, if they don’t fight for the cause.

Quran 48:29 “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.  And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.”  There is no such thing as equal rights in Islam.  All of humanity is divided into two groups and there are different standards for both groups.

Quran 61:4 “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way.”  Peaceful religion? 

Quran 61:9 “He it is who has sent His messenger (Muhammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions though the infidels may resist.” 

The Muslims will say that they haven’t killed every non-Muslim under their domain.  That makes me feel better, at least they haven’t killed everyone that doesn’t believe.  Lets look at the stats for some of the countries of the world that have been Islamic the longest and see how many unbelievers are left.   

  • Algiers – 99% Muslim, 1% Christian and Jewish
  • Bahrain – 100% Muslim
  • Egypt – 90% Muslim, 10% Coptic Christians (they are working on the Copts, check the news)
  •  Iraq – 97% Muslim, 3% Christian
  • Iran – 99% Muslim, 1% Christian
  • Jordan – 92% Muslim, 6% Christian, 2% Other
  • Kuwait – 85% Muslim, Christian and Hindu and others 15%
  • Lebanon – 70% Muslim, 30% Christian
  • Libya – 97% Muslim, 3% others
  • Morocco – 98.7% Muslim, 1.1 % Christian, 0.2% Jewish
  • Oman – 75% Muslim, 25% others
  • Palestine – 87% Muslim, 7% Jewish, 6% Christian
  • Qatar – 95% Muslim
  • Saudi Arabia – 100% Muslim
  • Sudan – 70% Muslim, 25% Animists, 5% Christian
  • Syria – 74% Muslim, 16% Christian, 10% Jewish
  • Tunisia – 98% Muslim, 1% Christian, 1% Other
  • Turkey – 99.8% Muslim, 0.2% Christians and Jews
  • UAE – 96% Muslim, 4% Christian, Hindu and Others
  • Yemen – Allmost all Muslim with small numbers of Christians and Others 

Considering that most of these lands were Christian lands before the Muslims conquered them, it needs to be asked, where did all the Christians go?  I think we all know were they went.  They either fled, or they were killed.  I am sure many of their descendents live as Muslims now, considering the policy of taking the wives and children of the conquered nations.  Where Islam is dominant, the religious minorities are brutally persecuted without mercy.  Where Islam is the minority, they are violent and demanding and always trying to bully and intimidate with their threats. 

The verses in the Quran that are violent (there are many more than the ones that I have featured) have led to genocide  and wars and massacres.  Just read  “Peaceful Islam?!” for some examples of historic Muslim aggression.  War is such an integral part of Islam that it can be demonstrated that Islam has never stopped being at war, with others and with itself.  It is important to remember that the Muslim armies almost always waged aggressive campaigns of conquest and that the ones that accomplished the most dramatic takeovers were led by Mohammad’s companions after he died. 

Islam is convinced that it is perfect, and is not open to criticism or examination.  Islam conquers land and never gives it up, conquers religion and culture, and never gives it up.  Islam will never make apologies (unless they are weaker and it would bide them time to build up their strength) and feels totally justified in all its atrocities.  Islam breed violence, and the better Muslim a man is, the more violent he will be.  If Satan himself created a religion, it would be Islam. 

I will end by saying that I don’t hate Muslims.  I really don’t.  Theirs is the religion of hate, I feel sorry for them.  When I see the news and the contorted faces and the rage of the Muslims, I pity them.  The terrible book, the Quran, has stolen their humanity.  When you don’t understand the intrinsic worth of every single human being, nor recognize the stamp of God in them, you become subhuman yourself and could not possibly reach to the divine.

 

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” Show me just what Mohammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” Manuel 2 Paleologus 14th century Byzantine emperor
 

As you will see, Islam was never and never will be a peaceful religion.  It all begins with a man named Mohammad, who claimed that all the ancient religious writings and beliefs of Christianity and Judaism were incorrect, and that God had spoke with him and shown him the true way.  He wrote a book called the Qur’an so that none of his supposed revelations from almighty God would be lost.  Before we even begin to look at the things the Qur’an and Muslims themselves are saying, lets look at their deeds in light of history.

630-Mohammad lead 30000 jihadists against the Byzantine Christians.  The huge army he thought would attack Arabia never showed up, so he turned around and went home, but not before he extracted “agreements”from northern tribes.  This is when they began extracting the jizya tax, in return for “Islamic protection” (meaning-you won’t be attacked by Islam if you pay us).

632-634-Under the Caliphate of Abu Bakr the Muslims conquer the polytheists of Arabia.  The polytheists had to convert to Islam or die. 

633-Led by the “Sword of Allah”  [a general] Muslims conquer the city of Ullays in modern day Iraq.  They behead so many that a canal near the city was called “Blood Canal.” 

634-At the battle of Yarmuk in Syria the Muslims defeat the Byzantine Christians.

635-Muslims besiege and conquer Damascus.

637-Muslims conquer Iraq at the battle of al-Qadisiyyah.

638-Jerusalem is conquered by the Muslims.

639-Egypt is conquered by Muslims.

641-Muslims control Syria and Palestine.

643-707-North Africa is conquered by Muslims.

644-650-Cyprus, Tripoli conquered, and Iran, Afghanistan and Sind under Islamic rule.

673-678-Muslims besiege Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire.

691-Dome of the Rock is completed in Jerusalem.

710-713-Lower Indus valley is conquered by Muslims.

711-713-Spain is conquered by Muslims.

719-Cordova, Spain, becomes seat of Arab governor.

732-Muslim invasions stopped at the Battle of Poitiers [France].

762-Founding of Baghdad.

785-Great Mosque of Cordova built.

807-Caliph Harun al-Rashid destroys non-Muslim prayer houses and the Church of Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem.

809-Sardinia, Italy, conquered by Muslims.

813-Christians in Palestine are attacked, many flee the country.

831-Muslims capture Palermo, Italy, start raids into southern Italy.

850-Caliph al-Matawakkil destroys non-Muslim houses of prayer.

855-Revolt of the Christian Hims [Syria].

837-901-Sicily conquered by Muslims, Corsica raided along with the rest of Italy and France.

869-883-Black slaves in Iraq revolt [enslaved by Muslims].

909-Sicily and Sardinia occupied by Fatimid Caliphate [Muslims].

928-969-Byzantine military retakes Cyprus and Tarsus.

937-Muslim ruler Ikhshid writes to Emperor Romanus boasting of his control of the holy places.

937-Church of the Holy Sepulcher burned down by Muslims and more churches attacked.

960-Conversion of Qarakhanid Turks to Islam.

966-Anti-Christian riots in Jerusalem [Muslims]. 

969-Egypt conquered and Cairo founded by Muslims.

1003-al-Hakim [Muslim leader] persecutes the church, destroys the Church of St. Mark in Fustat, Egypt.

1009-Destruction of the Church of the Resurrection by al-Hakim.

1055-Confiscation of property of Church of the Resurrection [Muslims again].

1071-Seljuk Turks [Muslims] defeat Byzantines and occupy much of Anatolia.

1075-Muslims capture Nicea and make it their capital in Anatolia.

1076-Western Ghana conquered by Muslims.

1090-1091-Byzantine emperor Alexius Comnenus 1 asks western Christendom for help against Seljuk  [Muslim] invasions of his territory.

1095-Pope Urban 2 preaches first Crusade, they capture Jerusalem in 1099.

I will stop here for a moment, partly because my fingers are sore from typing this extensive list of atrocities, and to address an article I read in U.S.News   in May 2002. 

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/culture/articles/020408/archive_020533.htm)

The article was titled “The First Holy War” with a subheading ” During the Crusades, East and West first met–on the battlefield.”  The article went on to describe how Saladin mercifully spared the Christians of Jerusalem but was sad because of the desecration of Islamic holy sites.  Is U.S. News on drugs?!!!  How could they write that crap with a pure conscience, knowing as we do, the four and a half centuries of bloodshed and slavery the Christian world endured at the hands of Muslim fanatics during the Islamic Holy Wars?!  Holy wars that ensued in the name of Islam four and a half centuries before the Pope called the Latin Christians to arms to retake the Holy Land.  U.S. News is either stupid, and they don’t do their research, or they are purposefully misleading the public in the name of political correctness.  I am sure they are not stupid. 

It is time that we do a little research into the human cost which Islam has extracted worldwide since its inception.  Lets crunch some numbers, and using various reliable sources, lets try to get a rough estimate of the human toll extracted by the “Religion of Peace.”

Africa

Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994] estimated that during the slave trade 11 million black slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million black slaves were sold to Islamic nations in the Middle East and North Africa.  There was a total of 25 million slaves sold to market.  It is important to know that Islam ran the wholesale slave trade in Africa.  The missionary David Livingstone [Woman’s Presbyterian Board of Missions, David Livingstone, 1888] estimated that 5 slaves died for every one that made it to the slave market, when you include the losses of the initial slave raid, illness, and starvation.  Estimated death is 120 million Africans.

Christians

The number of Christians murdered by Muslims is 9 million [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001].  It is estimated that another 50 million died in jihad wars [Raphael Moore, History of Asia Minor].  Estimated death is 60 million Christians.

Hindus

It is estimated that 80 million Hindus were killed in jihad against India [Koenard Elst, Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002].  India is only half the size it was before jihad.  Hindu deaths 80 million.

Buddhists

Jihad killed  10 million Buddhists in India, Afghanistan, Turkey, and along the Silk Route [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001]. Buddhist death toll 10 million.

Jews

Death toll of Jews numbered in thousands, probably because they readily accepted dhimmis status [second class citizen status in Muslim lands].

So, if we put these numbers together it gives a rough estimate of 270 million people killed by Muslims.  Just look at the news in Africa, and various places around the world and you will see that this number is still growing.  The history of Islam proves that it is a religious political system that was birthed in warfare, grows by warfare, and maintains itself through warfare.  What better way to have a revival and restore the faithful to true Islam then to have a jihad against the infidels?  Islam partitions the world into two camps, the  area of dar al-islam (where Muslims are in control), and dar al-harb (where Muslims aren’t in control, also called territory of war, or chaos).  According to Muslim teaching, it is every Muslims duty to take over the areas of dar al-harb, either through conversion of unbelievers or through jihad (holy war) if the population does not convert to islam peaceably. 

Because of the agressive and warlike nature of islamic teaching muslims do not get along well with non muslims.  It has been shown through history, again and agian, that the muslims are peaceful in their host societies until they achieve close to majority status (around 40%) and begin to create chaos within the society.  We see this happening in many African nations at this time; all you have to do is read the news.  All around the world muslims are trying to impose their Sharia law on others.  Tolerance is not in their vocabulary.  They are not interested in a pluralistic society.  To the muslim there is no such thing as multiculturalism, and our government elites need to wake up to the fact.  There is no way to placate the “muslim street” because the muslim street will never be satisfied until the whole earth is muslim. 

 

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“slay the unbeleivers wherever you find them”  Qur’an 9:5

Before we address the historical and present deeds of Islam, I will look in depth at some of the things that “moderate” muslims are saying.  The Fiqh council of North America, a group of Islamic scholars, issued a fatwa, which is a religious ruling, that supposedly condemned terrorism.  Many groups endorsed this ruling, including the Council on American-Islamic relations and the Muslim Public Affairs Council.  This ruling was issued in 2005 and gave ammunition to the media to declare that the 9/11 attacks were carried out in violation of the principles of Islam.  How soon they forgot the specter of Palestinian Arabs dancing in the streets as the smoke from the towers settled.  The Fiqh ruling declared that

  1. All acts of terrorism targeting civilians are harem [forbidden] in Islam.
  2. It is haram for a muslim to cooperate with any individual or group that is involved in any act of terrorism or violence.
  3. It is the civic and religious duty of Muslims to cooperate with law enforcement authorities to protect the lives of all civilians.

Further, just before this statement was issued, a large number of Canadian Imans [muslim spiritual leaders] stated that “anyone who claims to be a Muslim and participates in the taking of innocent life is betraying the very spirit and letter of Islam.  At the same time, the leaders of 150 mosques in Birmingham, England, stated that “the killing of innocent civilians is absolutely forbidden in Islam and anyone who contemplates or commits any such act, does so against the teachings of Islam.”

It is important to note that they did not condemn terrorism itself.  We also need to look at statements such as “civilians”, “terrorism”, and “innocent lives”, which are all terms that are hotly debated in the Islamic world.  Anjem Choudary [a member of a British jihadist group] stated that: “When we say innocent people, we mean Muslims.  As far as non-Muslims are concerned, thay have not accepted Islam.  As far as we are concerned, that is a crime against God…As far as Muslims are concerned, you’re innocent if you are a Muslim.  Then you are innocent in the eyes of God.  If you are a non-Muslim, then you are guilty of not believing in God.” 

A palestinian jihadist regarding Israeli victims of bombing attacks stated: “There are no civilians in Israel.  All the Israelis are military, all of them.”  Rashid al-Ghannushi [a Tunisian jihadist] issued a fatwa saying that: “There are no civilians in Israel.  The population- males, females, and children- are the army reserve soldiers, and thus can be killed.”  

As far as their “condemnation” of terrorism or violence, I will let Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi tell you what he thinks of terrorism and violence when he was asked about the homicide bombings in Israel:  “It’s not suicide, it is martyrdom in the name of God, Islamic theologians and jurisprudents have debated this issue.  Referring it to a form of jihad, under the title of jeopardizing the life of the mujahideen.  It is allowed to jeopardize your soul and cross the path of the enemy and be killed.”

Do all muslims agree with these perspectives?  No, but the fact that a significant number of Muslims including high profile people like Sheikh al-Qaradawi hold such views is telling.  In light of understanding the terms, mainly what terms such as civilian, innocent, and terrorism mean to the Muslim world;  it makes me wonder if the statements issued by the fiqh council and the imans of Birmingham and Canada were really trying to convince their fellow Muslims that jihad terrorism is wrong.  It is not enough to condemn “terrorism” if you are trying to sway people that don’t believe what they are doing constitutes terrorism at all.  It is not enough to condemn killing innocent civilians when the jihadist don’t believe their victims are innocent or civilian.

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“It came burning hot into my mind, whatever he said and however he flattered, when he got me home to his house, he would sell me for a slave.” – Bunyan

 

Calling Islam a cult is bound to upset some readers.  It will upset those that say Islam is a peaceful religion and we only need to worry about the fanatics, and I am sure it will anger most Muslims.  Unlike our politicians, I am not really concerned  about how angry the “Muslim street” is about the things that I have to say.  They are angry anyway.   Also, try not to be swayed by the nonstop babbling of the talking heads in most of our news media.  Everything you hear on television is not necessarily true.  

What ever happened to the quest for truth?  “Come, let us reason together…”  I am going to present a series of assertions about Islam, presented as articles on this page.  You are welcome to respond, to disagree, to call me crazy, or whatever.  All I ask of you my readers is to approach this with an open mind and to consider the evidence.

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