“I am the prophet that laughs when killing my enemies.”
RNL reader, Melfamy, made this comment to me today about my position on Islam:
Joe, you defend a liar, you publish lies and disotrted facts! One day, you are going to look into your mirror and see yourself for the jingoistic, angry fear-monger that you are.
I have tired of this man, Melfamy, and those apologists who side with him. They are willfully ignorant and foolish people who refuse to learn or acknowledge objective reality — the truth! And I am tired of listeing to them tell others I do not know what I am saying. I do not hold a distorted view of Islam – I hold the view of Islam as Muhammad defined it! Men like Melfamy prefer to refer to themselves, or to those who have changed Islam over the years from what Muhammad said it is. But this shouldn’t surprise us. Essentially, it is just another variant of original sin: man’s arrogance asserting his view of how things are or should be over tat of how they really are.
Just as I refer to the founders when I want to know what they believed, or how to understand what the Constitution was intended to mean and work, I have referred to the Qur’an and Muhammad for my understanding of what Islam is all about. After all, there is no greater authority on an idea than that of the person or persons who developed it. So, in that vane, I give you Muhammad’s words as to what he and Islam are all about, but first, let’s set a few things straight:
The word “Islam” has been falsely proclaimed by Muslims to mean peace. The word Islam, actually means “submission” to the Muslim god of intolerance and hatred. It comes from the root Arabic word “taslim”. In Arabic, the word for peace is only “solh”.
There are more than 100 verses in the Qur’an (Koran) advocating the use of violence to spread Islam. There are exactly 123 verses in the Qur’an about killing and fighting.
Next, understand that Muhammad’s word is law under Islam – period!
|Qur’an 4:65||“They can have no Faith, until they make you (Muhammad) judge in all disputes, and find in their souls no resistance against Your decisions, accepting them with complete submission.”|
|Qur’an 33:21||“You have indeed a noble paradigm in the Apostle of Allah.” [A second translation reads:] “You have in (Muhammad) the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern of conduct for anyone to follow.” [A third reads:] “Verily in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example for him who looks unto Allah and the Last Day.” [A fourth reads:] “Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent prototype.” [A fifth says:] “You have indeed a noble paradigm [archetype, exemplar, standard, model, or pattern] to follow in Allah’s Apostle.”|
|Qur’an 33:36||“No Muslim has any choice after Allah and His Apostle have decided a matter.”|
|Qur’an 33:57||“Those who speak negatively of Allah and His Apostle shall be cursed.”|
|Qur’an 4:80||“He who obeys the Messenger obeys Allah.”|
So what does Muhammad say about jihad, war and killing?
|Qur’an:2:216||“Jihad (holy fighting in Allah’s Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims), though you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and like a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not.” [Another translation reads:] “Warfare is ordained for you.”|
|Qur’an:33:22||“Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah and have gone out for Jihad (holy fighting). Some have completed their vow to extreme and have been martyred fighting and dying in His Cause, and some are waiting, prepared for death in battle.”|
|Qur’an:8:39||“So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam.”|
|Qur’an:8:7||“Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: ‘Wipe the infidels out to the last.'”|
|Qur’an:9:88||“The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives in Allah’s Cause.”|
|Qur’an:9:5||“Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”|
|Qur’an:9:112||“The Believers fight in Allah’s Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.”|
|Qur’an:9:29||“Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.”|
And how does Muhammad say Muslims are to do this? With TERROR!
|Qur’an:8:12||“I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle.”|
|Qur’an:8:57||“If you gain mastery over them in battle, inflict such a defeat as would terrorize them, so that they would learn a lesson and be warned.”|
|Qur’an:8:67||“It is not fitting for any prophet to have prisoners until he has made a great slaughter in the land.”|
|Qur’an:7:3||“Little do you remember My warning. How many towns have We destroyed as a raid by night? Our punishment took them suddenly while they slept for their afternoon rest. Our terror came to them; Our punishment overtook them.”|
Now, understand this: I chose just a few verses from the Qur’an ONLY! There are many more similar verses in the Qur’an, and much more in the Hadith. The Hadith is the “sayings and customs of Muhammad.” This is considered part of Islam as, without it, the Qur’an does NOT define a religion that can actually be practiced. It is too disjointed, incomprehensible and contradictory. Unless Muslims look to Muhammad’s example – AS MUHAMMAD COMMANDED – they cannot make a religion from the Qur’an. But one Muslims look to Muhammad’s example, they will find only war and terrorism.
Now, about those such as Melfamy who refuse to accept this. He can call me all the names he wants, but his quarrel is NOT with me. It is with Muhammad. If he does not like what this means for his Muslim friends, then he should do as I try to do: EDUCATE THEM ON THE TRUTH OF ISLAM! Many Muslims who go to good schools tend to fall away from Islam, or try to make a different, “peaceful” religion from Muhammad’s rantings. You need to understand that these are mostly good people, but – ACCORDING TO MUHAMMAD – they are not Muslims. Muhammad called the apostates and commanded their execution by faithful Muslims.
|Qur’an 5:4||“This day those who reject faith give up all hope of your religion. Yet fear them not, fear Me. This day I have perfected your religion and have chosen for you Submission as your religion.”|
|Qur’an 33:36||“It is not fitting for a Muslim man or woman to have any choice in their affairs when a matter has been decided for them by Allah and His Messenger. They have no option. If any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a wrong Path.”|
|Qur’an 47:33||“Believers, obey Allah, and obey the Messenger. Do not falter; become faint-hearted, or weak-kneed, crying for peace.”|
|Qur’an 4:114||“He who disobeys the Apostle after guidance has been revealed will burn in Hell.”|
|Qur’an 58:46||“Obey Allah and His Messenger; and do not dispute!”|
|Qur’an 4:59||“Believers, obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority. If you dispute any matter, refer it to Allah and His Messenger. That is best, and most suitable for final determination.”|
|Qur’an 4:115||“If anyone contradicts or opposes the Messenger [not Allah] after guidance has been conveyed to him, and follows a path other than the way, We shall burn him in Hell!”|