Archive for May, 2012


“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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"Is the truth not worth fighting for?" Godfree2012