“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.