John R. Houk
© February 5, 2014
Muslim Apologists tell Westerners that the ideology known as Radical Islam is a so-called minority element within Islam that does not represent the “true” Islam. Muslim Apologists attempt to sell the reasoning that Radical Islam is not representative of the “true” Islam by claiming the “true” is a religion of peace and the false/warped Radical Islam is a religion of violence and terrorism. Frankly I don’t buy the reasoning because Islam’s core writings – including the Quran – encourage violence to punish irreverence toward Islam and violence up to and including vicious forms of capital punishment that Westerners would consider minor infractions toward religious beliefs and/or discipline.
When confronted with the reality of Muslim holy writings as violent Muslim Apologists move toward obfuscating that truth by claiming Judaism and Christianity have inherent violence in their holy writings as well. OF COURSE this is a deceptive lie. The violent conquest of the Promised Land in the Old Testament was a limited scope that was to end once the Canaanite people had been eliminated due to their ungodly practices. For Christians the New Testament shows that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets hence Redemption delivers us from the consequences of the Law and magnifies the blessings of the Law. NON-VIOLENCE is the key theme of the New Testament. Divergent from the Christian Scriptures history shows us that much violent and tragic occurrences took place in which human rulers attempted to validate their actions by doing so in the Name of Jesus and the Kingdom of God. HOWEVER – and unlike Islamic holy writings – violence perpetrated in the Name of Jesus for conquest and/or punishment is absolutely contrary to Christian Scriptures.
If the majority of Muslims that Westerners are told follow the peaceful strictures of their theo-political ideology, then these so-called Moderate Muslims do not follow the purity of Islamic doctrine. BUT the so-called minority Muslims that act on their core doctrines are actually following the “true” Islam.
Becoming aware then that Islam’s core holy writings encourage acts of violence – especially against non-Muslims, YOU should be concerned about the amount of Muslims that have a close association with Radical Islam that are either a part or have security clearance to some of the highest levels of the American government.
In past posts I have put a lot of focus on one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides in Huma Abedin. Abedin has direct and disturbing ties to one of the most recognizable of Radical Islamic groups to Westerners; i.e. the Muslim Brotherhood. There is person that has a disturbing link to the Muslim Brotherhood in the highest level of the United States government that should cause even more concern than Huma Abedin. This is a person that the Mainstream Media (MSM) and Republicans are extremely hesitant to bring up this subject of the Muslim Brotherhood connection. Democrats would blow a gasket and label such a connection as the warped accusations of racist-bigoted Right Wingers. So who is this high level government person that should cause concern? It is President Barack Hussein Obama.
In disbelieving consternation most may ask, “Who is this person of a Muslim Brotherhood persuasion that connect the President of the United States to a Radical Islamic group that has both overt and stealth plans to bring the world under the despotic thumb of an Islamic Caliphate?”
This Obama connection is to Abon’go Malik Obama (AMO), the older half-brother of Barack sired by the same Kenyan father Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. AMO is a big dog in the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments wing of the now Egyptian labeled terrorist organization. I am cross posting an article by Determine The Networks below that thoroughly explains AMO’s bona fide following of the purist Radical Islamic organization we Westerners call the Muslim Brotherhood.
ABON’GO MALIK OBAMA
Born (in 1958) and raised in Kenya, Abon’go Malik Obama (AMO) is the older half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Nairobi, and as a young man he spent the better part of 14 years working in the United States—mostly as an accountant—for Lockheed, Fannie Mae, and the American Red Cross. During that period, AMO developed a close relationship with Barack Obama—serving as “best man” at the latter’s 1992 wedding to Michelle Robinson (Obama). Barack, in turn, was best man at one of AMO’s numerous marriage ceremonies. A practicing Muslim, AMO currently has twelve wives—two of whom he has been accused of beating.
In 2008 AMO established the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) in memory of his (and President Obama’s) biological father, Barack H. Obama, Sr. (1936-82). The foundation’s stated purpose was to “provide people everywhere with resources to uplift their welfare and living standards.” But from 2008-11, BHOF operated illegally as a nonprofit entity—falsely claiming tax-exempt status for which it had never formally applied. According to Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, this constitutes “common law fraud and potentially even federal mail fraud.”
Apart from his work with BHOF, Abon’go Malik Obama helps to oversee the international investments of the Muslim Brotherhood. He also serves as executive secretary of the Sudan-based Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), which:
o seeks to expand Wahhabist Islam on the African subcontinent;
o bankrolls a “Gaza relief” program with funds that initially pass through the Al Shamal Islamic Bank—an al Qaeda-linked institution founded by the late Osama bin Laden—and are then distributed through the terror group Hamas to selected recipients;
o is a member of the Coalition of Islamic Organizations, which also includes the Islamic Society in Gaza—a group that was established by Hamas co-founder Ahmed Yassin and was headed for nearly a decade by former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh; and
Also in AMO’s orbit was the late Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, with whom the Kenyan had a close relationship from the 1980s until Qadhafi’s death in 2011. AMO once interceded on Qadhafi’s behalf during the Libyan civil war.
o “Jerusalem is ours—WE ARE COMING”
o “From the river to the sea”—a Hamas rallying-cry claiming that 100% of the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, which is where Israel is situated, rightfully belongs to the Palestinians (while Israel has no right to exist)
In March 2013, AMO ran for a county gubernatorial seat in western Kenya but was defeated decisively. He captured just 2,792 votes—some 140,000 fewer than the victor.
That same month, AMO told Mail Online about the close relationship he continued to enjoy with his half-brother, Barack, who was “always at the end of a phone line if I want to talk.” “I last saw him on November 19 last year,” Abon’go added, “shortly after the U.S. election. I went to the White House and offered him my congratulations.”
In July 2013, AMO similarly told GQ magazine that he and his half-brother spoke to one another on a regular basis. “Of course we’re close!” he said. “I’m the one who brought him here to Kogelo in 1988! I thought it was important for him to come home and see from whence his family came—you know, his roots.”
 AMO once attended an IDO board of trustees meeting where President Bashir vowed “that the enemies of Islam who attempt to impose hegemony and make a siege and … encourage plots [and evil measures] towards Sudan will fail.” Further, terrorism expert Walid Shoebat reports that AMO’s boss within the IDO, Suar al-Dahab, has explicitly and repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction.
Core Tenets of Islam Match the Radical more than the Moderate
John R. Houk
© February 5, 2014
ABON’GO MALIK OBAMA
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Introduction to www.discoverthenetworks.org and a brief overview of the powerful website and tool produced by the David Horowitz Freedom Center
On October 10th I received an email from ACT for America that I wish I had read much earlier than today. The email introduces a tongue-in-cheek video that exposes that Islam is NOT a religion of peace! A clue about the nature of the video is that was produced by Acts17Apologetics and placed on their YouTube Channel. Look out Muslim Apologists and Leftist dhimmi apologists, you are about to be exposed as the red-headed stepchild.
“Shopping while non-Muslim”
Sent by ACT for America
Sent: 10/10/2013 01:15 PM
As the video below points out, in places like Nairobi, Kenya, “shopping while non-Muslim” can get you tortured and murdered.
Last year, an obscure video somehow whipped countless Muslims around the world into a frenzy.
After the gruesome jihadist attack in Kenya, nary a peep was heard from most Muslim leaders and organizations around the world, including here in America. Reformist Muslims like Zuhdi Jasser and Tawfik Hamid who denounced the attack were the exception.
The inescapable conclusion is that, for countless Muslims and their leaders, the lives of “infidels” count for nothing compared to 14 minutes of video that nobody had even seen.
VIDEO: The Nairobi Mall Massacre
Published on Sep 28, 2013
Western leaders and the media assure us that the recent terrorist attack at a Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya has nothing to do with Islam, and that the terrorist group al-Shabaab is violating the commands of Allah and Muhammad. But what happens when we open the Qur’an to see what it teaches? We find that Islamic history has been repeating itself for fourteen centuries.
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John R. Houk
© October 6, 2013
Every once in a while the old archive website SlantRight.com sends an email of a general comment made there. I received a comment that was more of a threat than a comment on an old post. Guess what religion the commenter subscribes to?
Muslim Coward Here is your comment:
A visitor of to your web site used the form for contact and sent the following:
Form #: 0
Contact or Theme: Comments
Your Name: Muneeb Azhar
Your Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment: You are an evil bastard that will burn in hell forever. You are a pig and not worthy of writing about our beloved prophet Mohameed (P.B.U.H). I SWEAR BY Allah if ever I found you I will slaughter you like a ship. Continue licking the balls and ass of the kuffars and by Allah your end is very dreadful and you will continue to burn in hell fire for ever
This is my response:
Muneeb your beloved Mo-Ham-EED was a butcher not worthy of a title such as “prophet”. Your despicable language is evidence Mo-Ham-EED’s so-called religion of peace – uh NOT. Your allah is a demon spawn of Satan because only demons would talk about ‘licking the balls and ass of kuffars [to you fortunate enough not be a Mohammedan/Muslim that would be an epithet description of unbelievers in Islam]”. Your Mo-Ham-EED enslaved people, raped women, stole wives, was a pedophile to 9 year girls and was simply an all-around heathen dog disrespecting the God of Abraham, Isaac (son of Promise) and Jacob. AND take notice I didn’t say the fake god allah the god of Abraham and Ishmael (the son of the slave-girl Hagar). Muneeb may God Almighty through the redeeming Blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God have mercy on your self-deception and that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior thereby saving you from the flaming fires of Hell.
Muneeb, by the way, I do know where you live:
I am guessing you are feeling pretty safe to use such incitement in your Islamic Supremacist Sea of violent Muslims.
I just found one of the best essays that utilizes history to demonstrate just how ludicrous it is to consider Islam one of the great and peaceful religions on the planet. Islam is NEFARIOUS and VIOLENT! I am G+-ing the original link but this so GOOD I have to share it on my blogs! You should share it as well for at the end of the essay you are encouraged to do so.
JRH 9/13/13 (Hat Tip: Stephanie Ashmore Rodriguez)
Islam Hasn’t Changed: We Have
By Rachel Molschky
Posted: September 9, 2013 4:28 am
Posted by mkamal
When the most violent religion on earth is called the religion of peace, it may be time to consider the fact that something is seriously wrong with our society. In the past, Westerners and other non-Muslims had no trouble speaking their mind on a religion which has been all about the sword from the get-go. There are various compilations of quotes from an array of statesmen, philosophers, historians, and theologians throughout the ages on the brainwashing, the savagery and the lies which are all intrinsic to a religion which not only conquers with the sword but also maintains itself with the sword. In other words, convert or die (or live as a dhimmi, a second-class citizen), and if you leave and become an apostate, you die as well.
Qaradawi might know a thing or two about Islam. He is described by Pam Geller as “a preeminent Egyptian scholar. Articulate and widely read, he is one of the most commented on scholars of Islam. Al Qaradawi is a founder of the website IslamOnline.net, one of the intellectual leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, and the most influential leader associated with the movement.” Why would a highly respected Muslim scholar say such a thing if it weren’t true, if Islam really was a “religion of peace”?
The fact is that Islam has not changed. The apostasy punishment is as valid today as it ever was. What has changed, however, is society and our reaction to Islam and Muslims in general.
The Haran Gawaitha is a Mandaean text written during the 7th to 9th centuries. It refers to Muhammad as “the Son-of-Slaughter, the Arab,” “a false prophet,” and explains that he “converted people to himself by the sword.” As a point of reference, Muhammad lived from 570-632 CE. His battles occurred in the 7th century, and therefore this work was partially written in the same timeframe or close to it.
Hundreds of years went by, yet nothing changed. Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274), a famous theologian, minced no words when he wrote of Muhammad: “He seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected, he was obeyed by carnal men… no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning, Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Muhammad forced others to become his followers by the violence of his arms…”
These violent murders continued throughout history, totaling over 200 million. Just since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, there have been over 21,000 deadly attacks around the world, and the body count from those attacks is unfathomable. The Islamic conquests of Muhammad continue, though now in a more deceptive manner, spreading to the West, conquering and reconquering parts of Europe and working their way to countries like the US and Australia, mainly through liberal immigration laws. But once in, homegrown terror acts and money laundering to fund terror are a piece of cake. And the Muslim expansion naturally occurs while families settle, have children and build mosques where “death to the infidels” is preached. Then second generation Muslim immigrants are able to run for public office or get appointed to key government positions, and the face of the nation is changed.
Yet Islam itself has not changed, nor have its believers. What has changed is us. Compare how we felt about Islam in the past to our current “open-minded” politically correct mentality:
“Qur’an… an accursed book… So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.” -William Gladstone, British Prime Minister four times in the 1800s
“America treasures the relationship we have with our many Muslim friends, and we respect the vibrant faith of Islam which inspires countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity, and morality.” -US President George W. Bush
“…Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.” -Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during WWII and in the early 1950s
“Islam is a religion, observed peacefully and devoutly by over a billion people. Islamist extremism is a political ideology, supported by a minority… Someone can be a devout Muslim and not be an extremist. We need to be clear: Islamist extremism and Islam are not the same thing.” -British Prime Minister David Cameron
“It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.” -US Minister to France and later 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, on Tripoli’s Ambassador response as to what right they had to start a war upon nations that had done them no harm (in the context of the First Barbary War)
“Islam brings hope and comfort to millions of people in my country, and to more than a billion people worldwide. Ramadan is also an occasion to remember that Islam gave birth to a rich civilization of learning that has benefited mankind.” –US President George W. Bush
“Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects others. Ours is a country based upon tolerance and we welcome people of all faiths in America.” -US President George W. Bush
“He (Muhammad) poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature…” -6th President of the United States John Quincy Adams
“Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans, and their good works, have helped to build our nation — and we’ve seen the results. We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants — farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities. Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped to unlock the secrets of our universe.
“Every day, Muslim Americans are helping to shape the way that we think and the way that we work and the way that we do business. And that’s the spirit that we celebrate tonight…” -President Barack Hussein Obama at the annual White House Iftar dinner for Ramadan
“Show me just what Mohammed 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.” – Byzantine emperor Manuel II Palaeologus (1350 – 1425)
“…Neither Islam nor UK foreign policy to blame for Woolwich attack.” –London Mayor Boris Johnson’s response to Lee Rigby’s murder
“I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad…” – French political thinker and historian Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (1805 – 1859)
“It is mainstream Britain which needs to integrate more with the Muslim way of life, not the other way around.” British Prime Minister David Cameron
“The sword of Mahomet, and the Coran, are the most fatal enemies of Civilization, Liberty, and Truth, which the world has yet known.” –Sir William Muir, KCSI (1819-1905), Scottish historian and writer specializing in the history of the time of Muhammad and the early caliphate
“This was not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life, it was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country. There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act.” -British Prime Minister David Cameron after the brutal Islamic slaying of soldier Lee Rigby
“[Islam] is essentially an obstructive, intolerant system, supplying just sufficient good to stand in the way of greater good. It has consecrated despotism; it has consecrated polygamy; it has consecrated slavery. It has declared war against every other creed; it has claimed to be at least dominant in every land… When it ceases to have an enemy to contend against, it sinks into sluggish stupidity… It must have an enemy; if cut off, like Persia, from conflict with the infidel, it finds its substitute in sectarian hatred of brother Moslems… By [only] slightly reforming, it has perpetuated and sanctified all the evils of the eastern world. It has, by its aggressive tenets, brought them into more direct antagonism with the creed and civilization of the west.” –Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-1892), English historian and politician
“Muslims make a huge contribution to Britain’s success – to our prosperity, our society and our culture. And of course, Ramadan is an opportune time to consider the contribution of Islam not just to Britain, but to the world: Islamic art, science, and philosophy have enriched our lives over many centuries.” -British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
“To me it seems certain that the fatalistic teachings of Muhammad and the utter degradation of women is the outstanding cause for the arrested development of the Arab. He is exactly as he was around the year 700, while we have kept on developing.” –General George S. Patton, US Army general known for various commands throughout his career, especially during WWII
“The United States is not, and will never be, at war with Islam… In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical not just in rolling back the violent ideologies that people of all faiths reject, but also to strengthen opportunity for all its people…. We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country. The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans… Our focus will be on what we can do, in partnership with people across the Muslim world, to advance our common hopes and our common dreams…” -President Barack Hussein Obama II to the Turkish Parliament
Nothing has changed throughout the course of history in terms of Islam, and these quotes from the past still ring true today. Sure, there have been periods of calm here and there, but the violence reignites. And it is not only in one country or another. It is worldwide. Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Nigeria… these are perhaps expected. But the US, the UK, Sweden, France…? Churchill, Jefferson, Adams, Gladstone- these leaders understood Islam and never would have allowed this attack on our civilization to occur without fighting back. Open border immigration policies and over-the-top political correctness are nothing short of negligence. We need leaders with the courage and boldness of our past. The fear of stepping on someone’s toes is not exactly leadership. And if something doesn’t give, this pendulum which is currently too far to the left will suddenly go too far to the right because when things get out of hand, the typical human reaction is to overcompensate. Many of these issues can be resolved by changing policies and laws. It’s a start, at least, if our leaders are courageous enough to go against “today’s” grain and follow in the footsteps of our great leaders of yesteryear.
Article by: Rachel Molschky
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About No Compulsion
I was Born in Alexandria, Egypt to an average Muslim family… Like most of my generation, we considered Islam to be the most important thing we should learn to please God; and to gain Paradise after death.
And as we were taught, the only religion accepted by God is Islam, all the rest are falsehoods as in Qur’an verse 3:85, “If anyone desires a religion other than Islam , never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good).”…..So, automatically when anyone ask us, “What’s your religion?” We answer, “Al-hamdu-lillah muslimah!” or “Thanks be to God, I am a Muslim!”
Islam for me, like for all of us was life and life was Islam. Lessons and speeches came and went from the mouths of our teachers and Imams we took them always as incontestable realities; we shouldn’t (or couldn’t) ask, “why, how or who?” To be part of the flock of Allah we must not ask, just believe and apply, as in Qur’an verse 5:101, “O ye who believe! Ask not of things which, if they were made unto you, would trouble you; but if ye ask of them when the Qur’an is being revealed, they will be made known unto you. Allah pardoneth this, for Allah is Forgiving, clement.”
I spent 27 years fooling myself, to be fooled and fooling others, tuning all around in an endless infernal circle …… It was a circle of lies and evil.
From the time I was able to think for myself, a simple question plagued me; … READ THE REST
John R. Houk
© May 18, 2013
Many a Muslim in defending the theopolitical cult of Islam will quote this phrase to emphasize the propaganda and false perception that Islam is peace: There is compulsion in religion.
The phrase is straight from the Quran which Muslims consider the infallible directs words of Allah passed onto Mohammed who then shared them with his adherents. It can be referenced as Quran 2:256 or as Al-Baqara 256.
Here are a few English translations of Quran 2:256:
THERE SHALL BE no coercion in matters of faith. Distinct has now become the right way from [the way of] error: hence, he who rejects the powers of evil and believes in God has indeed taken hold of a support most unfailing, which shall never give way: for God is all-hearing, all-knowing.
There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejecteth false deities and believeth in Allah hath grasped a firm handhold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower.
Compulsion is incompatible with religion, therefore let there be no compulsion in religion. Now the path of righteousness has been distinguished from the path of error and holiness distinguished from vindictiveness. Therefore, he who rejects false beliefs and turns his attention to Allah with a religious mind, will have firmly grasped the eternal, unchangeable and most secure handhold which shall never separate, nor shall it suffer a break, and Allah is Sami‘un and ‘Alimun.
** Read more translations from Islam Awakened
There are Muslim scholars of considerable weighty importance that have written the Quran 2:256 has been abrogated by Quran 9:29:
Sahih International: Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.
Pickthall: Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.
Yusuf Ali: 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.
Shakir: Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.
Muhammad Sarwar: Fight against those People of the Book who have no faith in God or the Day of Judgment, who do not consider unlawful what God and His Messenger have made unlawful, and who do not believe in the true religion, until they humbly pay tax with their own hands.
Mohsin Khan: Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Arberry: Fight those who believe not in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and His Messenger have forbidden — such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book — until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.
** From Quran Arabic Corpus
You can understand why many Muslim scholars claim Quran 9:29 abrogates (or nullifies) Quran 2:256’s “There is no compulsion in religion”. According to 9:29 Muslims are to fight non-believers in Islam and Mohammed’s version of the Last Day. The Last Day meaning all non-Muslims will be confined to the torments of hell. Thus if you believe in the Muslim way you are worthy of death. That sounds like compulsion to me!
Fascinatingly there are Muslim scholars that claim 9:29 does not abrogate 2:256. This Muslim thinking works something like this: The fight against unbelievers is not an invocation to kill but rather to submit to the Islamic theopolitical culture as subservient. A lack of subservience does mean brutal measures up to and including death. So thinking is not compelling one to convert to Islam but create a dhimmi class that pays the jizya tax (poll tax to stay alive) in humiliation so that the dhimmi knows their place in Muslim world. Breaking the dhimmi deal requires punish according to how Islam has been violated or insulted. Guess what the conquered people chose to do rather than suffer the humiliations of dhimmitude. If you guessed conversion to Islam you are the big winner!
In essence dhimmitude was the long term path to convince the conquered to convert to Islam. The plan might be long term but it still is compulsion in religion.
Here are some thoughts written more articulately on the issue of abrogation or non-abrogation of Quran 2:256 by Quran 9:29:
Immediately following is the famous statement that “there is no compulsion in religion” (v. 256). Islamic spokesmen in the West frequently quote it to disprove the contention that Islam spread by the sword, or even to claim that Islam is a religion of peace. According to an early Muslim, Mujahid ibn Jabr, this verse was abrogated by Qur’an 9:29, in which the Muslims are commanded to fight against the People of the Book. Others, however, according to the Islamic historian Tabari, say that 2:256 was never abrogated, but was revealed precisely in reference to the People of the Book. They are not to be forced to accept Islam, but may practice their religions as long as they pay the jizya (poll-tax) and “feel themselves subdued” (9:29).
Many see v. 256 as contradicting the Islamic imperative to wage jihad against unbelievers, but actually there is no contradiction because the aim of jihad is not the forced conversion of non-Muslims, but their subjugation within the Islamic social order. Says Asad: “All Islamic jurists (fuqahd’), without any exception, hold that forcible conversion is under all circumstances null and void, and that any attempt at coercing a non-believer to accept the faith of Islam is a grievous sin: a verdict which disposes of the widespread fallacy that Islam places before the unbelievers the alternative of ‘conversion or the sword.’” Quite so: the choice, as laid out by Muhammad himself, is conversion, subjugation as dhimmis, or the sword. Qutb accordingly denies that v. 256 contradicts the imperative to fight until “religion is for Allah” (v. 193), saying that “Islam has not used force to impose its beliefs.” Rather, jihad’s “main objective has been the establishment of a stable society in which all citizens, including followers of other religious creeds, may live in peace and security” – although not with equality of rights before the law, as 9:29 emphasizes. For Qutb, that “stable society” is the “Islamic social order,” the establishment of which is a chief objective of jihad.
In this light verses 256 and 193 go together without any trouble. Muslims must fight until “religion is for Allah,” but they don’t force anyone to accept Allah’s religion. They enforce subservience upon those who refuse to convert, such that many of them subsequently convert to Islam so as to escape the humiliating and discriminatory regulations of dhimmitude — but when they convert, they do so freely. Only at the end of the world will Jesus, the Prophet of Islam, return and Islamize the world, abolishing Christianity and thus the need for the jizya that is paid by the dhimmis. Then religion will be “for Allah,” and there will be no further need for jihad. (Excerpted from Blogging the Qur’an: Sura 2, “The Cow,” verses 222-286; By Robert Spencer; Hot Air; 7/15/07)
Now here is the reason I thought it important to understand the Islamic notion of there being no compulsion of religion. Raymond Ibrahim wrote a no holds barred expose on how Muslims indeed compelled Christians to convert or die throughout the centuries to this present day. Ibrahim describes some savage historical incidents in which Muslims butchered Christians for not converting to Islam. The essay is entitled “Islamic Forced Conversions — Past and Present”.
The blog Political Islam posted a ‘wake-up and see the real Islam’ essay yesterday. The theme is the treatment of Christians in Muslim dominated lands with a focus on Christmas.
Un-merry Christmas to Christians from Islam
By Kenneth Roberts
December 23, 2012
Is Islam tolerant of Christianity? Muslims say yes, but what are the facts?
Mullahs around the world warn Muslims not to respond to the words ‘Merry Christmas’. If Jesus is the ‘prince of peace’, it makes Mohammed look bad. In the last years of his life, Mohammed led and commanded violent aggression every six weeks. Mohammed was the ‘prince of jihad’.
Muslims believe angels announced the birth of Jesus, but Muslims do not believe the Gospel where the angels said, “Peace on earth.” Peace with Kafirs is not possible. The Christmas greeting to Christians around the world is still the same as it was in 630 AD: “Aslim, Taslam!” (Surrender to Islam and be safe). Where Christians do not surrender to Islamic terrorists, their lives are now in danger.
For the Muslim, the world cannot be at peace until every government on earth follows the laws of Allah. The duty of Muslims is to create the conditions that drive non-Muslims into the arms of Sharia law, ‘whether by persuasion or by force’ as ibn Khaldun wrote.
If Christians won’t voluntarily change their laws to Shari’a, then it is the duty of every Muslim to induce Christians in three ways: violence, extortion or enslavement.
Muslims around the world are particularly aware of Christianity at Christmas time when they become even more determined to impose Sharia. This leads to jihad attacks in churches in Egypt, Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia. Attacking worshipping Christians is jihad. The purpose is to discourage them from their non-Islamic worship. In Nigerian churches, most women have been asked not to bring a purse and armed guards stand at the door with metal detectors to screen every worshipper. This is because jihadists are taught in the hadiths to lull enemies of Allah into trust before betraying them. Every person entering a church might be a jihadist.
The purpose of jihad is to implement discriminatory Sharia. Sharia is not benign to Christians.
The purpose of Sharia is to destroy Christian and other cultures and replace them with theocratic totalitarianism. Jihad is the method for imposing Sharia. Jihad is aggressive: it can take the form of deception or disinformation, robbery, lawsuits or it can be violent with the destruction of property or assassination of church leaders. All jihad is good because it is Mohammed’s sacred method.
Since 1990 in Nigeria, some 1000 Christians have been murdered by jihadists every year. Probably, the number is much higher with many jihad-motivated murders being put down as ordinary homicides or accidental manslaughters. Most of the jihad murders take place in northern Nigeria where Islamist want to impose Sharia law.
Nigeria has one of the highest scholarship rates in Africa. As Nigerians gain graduate and post-graduate degrees, they often leave Islam and switch to Christianity which they identified with Western progress. Islamists see going to university as the problem. Better to stay at home, memorize the Koran and remain loyal to Mohammed, the perfect man, than to learn to improve society, build infrastructure, services, health sciences or engineering in the country.
Boko Haram (meaning ‘Western education is taboo’) is the main Islamic terror group fighting the rapid Christianization of Nigeria. They are now allied with Al Qaeda. Their trademark is to attack congregation while they are worshipping or throw bombs into restaurants where Christians eat after services. This is ethnic cleansing and genocide. Mohammed ethnically cleansed the Jewish tribes in Arabia, so it is normative Islam. Boko Haram wants to ethnically cleanse Christians from northern Nigeria. Mohammed’s ethnic cleansing method goes like this: intimidate, humiliate and expropriate until you can annihilate.
Most of the countries that are now Islamic were once Christian. The Christian presence in Turkey is almost nil, and in most of North Africa it is tiny, but it was once close to 100% in all of them. What changed things was Sharia law. Under discriminatory Sharia law, Christians must live in an inferior social status to Muslims, they must wear clothing that humiliates them, they must never ride on a horse, they must pay a punitive tax, they must never speak about Islam or the Koran, they must never ring their church’s bell, they must never have an outdoor religious ceremony or speak to a Muslim about Christianity, they must move aside when a Muslim walks down the street. As well, no new churches may be built and old ones may never be repaired unless hefty bribes are given to the authorities. The policy of Sharia is to systemically make life difficult for Christians to practice their faith, all the while encouraging them to convert.
Then there is the ‘love jihad’. Mohammed started this with the comment ‘marry one woman (out of four wives) for the religion’. Muslim men have taken this as a commandment to abduct a Christian girl, confine her and then declare her to be married without her consent. The girl’s family is then told she has converted to Islam and they may never see her. Police do nothing, because it’s Sharia and Sharia trumps any man-made law. No one can estimate how many Christian girls have been abducted and sequestered in the ‘love jihad’, but the fact that many African Christians tattoo a cross on the forehead and cheeks of their girls speaks volumes.
The reason Christians were not substantially cleansed from Islamic countries until the Turkish genocides of 1915-1924 is because Christians were used for a supply of jizzya [dhimmi tax] and they were very useful in medicine, the arts, building and garbage removal. Turkey ethnically cleansed three million Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians to confiscate their wealth and properties for a government at war that was strapped for ready cash. The Young Turks were also jihadists hoping to make Turkey the capital of a global caliphate promoting Sharia law. Discriminatory Sharia law is like a ratchet that only tightens a bolt even though it apparently moves back and forwards. Sharia only benefits Islam.
So when Americans hear the church bells ring on Christmas Eve, remember that Christians worshipping in Islamic regions like northern Nigeria may hear the sound of bombs thrown in the church door, guns shooting down the main aisle or the sound of fire on the church roof.
Written by Kenneth Roberts
Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
copyright (c) CBSX, LLC, politicalislam.com
Use as needed, just give credit and do not edit.
John R. Houk
© July 21, 2012
WND has undoubtedly paid attention to a little known Radical Islamic group known as United Muslim Nations International since the group threatened WND with an or else if the Internet magazine did not cease from criticizing Islam.
On July 7, 2012 WND released an article entitled, “Muslims: Wipe Christianity from Face of Earth.” The article caused quite a stir among expose Islam bloggers big dog and little dog. The thing is WND did not post the link to the UMN Intl. 23 page document. In fact Pamela Geller’s post on the WND article linked to Michael Rubin and Robert Spencer saying to the effect the 23 page document was typical Radical Islamic material; however the links at Atlas Shrugs pointing Rubin and Spencer are now dead links. Now I don’t know if the links were posted incorrectly or if the Rubin and Spencer sources links were removed or changed. I would not have thought anything about it except a Google+ friend found the PDF 23 page document she believes that WND is referring to. She did not find a specific reference of any outright call to wipe Christianity off the face of the Earth. She asked for my thoughts and sent me a link she had found.
I went to the PDF document and downloaded it in case it disappeared from the Internet. I have now just finished reading it fairly close manner.
I have to concur with Linda that the PDF document does not specify the genocide of Christians from planet Earth.
However, the PDF document is clearly written in the purist style of Radical Islam and once you get past the flowery theology of what a good Muslim is, the document indeed push Muslim readers to follow the example of Mohammed and the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs in its brutal conquest and conversion of NON-Muslims to Islam. Of the author does not write of the brutality of conquest but of the glory of Islam and how good old Allah was their protector and guide for the Islamic Golden Age.
There are definite references to NON-Muslims and Muslims described as hypocrites (i.e. Moderate Muslims) are kafir (unbelievers). The kafir are not to be trusted or treated nicely, indeed they must be punished and killed if they withstand the author’s perceived New World Order of a new Islamic Caliphate.
So there is an insinuation to wipe Christians off the face of the Earth but in all honesty not just Christians. Any kafir is worthy of death in resisting Islam and Islamic Sharia Law.
There are a lot of references that Muslims must treat Mohammed as the perfect example of how a Muslim should live and how a Muslim should treat NON-Muslims. Let’s look at this perfect man.
Muhammad was born around 570 AD to a widowed mother who died just six years later. He grew up poor and orphaned on the margins of society, which was controlled by tribal chiefs and trading merchants. He worked for his uncle, Abu Talib, as a camel herder. Although his uncle had some standing in the community, Muhammad himself did not rise above his lowly station until he was 25, when he met and married a wealthy widow, Khadija, who was 15 years older.
His wife’s trading business not only nurtured Muhammad’s natural talents of persuasion, but it also gave the successful salesman an opportunity to travel and acquire knowledge that was not as accessible to the local population. He would later use this to his advantage by incorporating the stories that he had come across into his “revelations” from Allah, particularly the tales from the earlier religions, Judaism and Christianity.
Having attained a comfortable lifestyle and the idle time that wealth affords, Muhammad would wander off occasionally for periods of meditation and contemplation. It is quite likely that he was experiencing the symptoms of a midlife crisis, including a desire for personal accomplishment and meaning.
One day, at the age of 40, he told his wife that he had been visited by the angel Gabriel in a dream. Thus began a series of “revelations” which lasted almost until his death 23 years later. The Qur’an is a collection of words that Muhammad attributed to Allah. The Hadith is a collection of narrations of the life and deeds of Muhammad. The Sira is his recorded biography. The Sunnah is said to be Muhammad’s way of life, on which Islamic law (Sharia) is based.
With his wife’s influence and support, Muhammad proclaimed himself a prophet in same “lineage” as that of Abraham and Jesus, and began trying to convert those around him to his new religion. He narrated the Quran to those who believed him, telling them that it was the word of Allah (heard only by himself, of course).
Relations with the Meccans turned particularly sour after an episode known as “the Satanic Verses” in which Muhammad agreed to recognize the local gods in addition to Allah. This delighted the Meccans, who generously extended their welcome. But Muhammad soon changed his mind after his own people began to lose faith in him. He claimed that Satan had spoken through him, and he rescinded recognition of the Meccan gods (Tabari 1192, Quran 22:52 & 53:19-26).
To deal with this unpleasant truth, sympathetic narratives of the early Meccan years usually exaggerate the struggle of the Muslims with claims that they were “under constant torture.” They may also include apocryphal accounts that are unsupported by earliest and most reliable historians (see MYTH: Persecution of Muslims at Mecca – Many Deaths).
Modern storytellers and filmmakers (such as those behind 1976′s The Message) have even been known to invent fictional victims of Meccan murder, either to dramatize their own tale or to provide justification for the “revenge killings” that followed. But, in fact, the only Muslim whose life was truly in danger was that of Muhammad – after 13 years of being allowed to mock the local religion. (See also MYTH: Muhammad was Tortured at Mecca).
It was at Medina that Islam evolved from a relatively peaceful religion borrowed from others and into a military force that was intended to govern all aspects of society. During these last ten years of Muhammad’s life, infidels were evicted or enslaved, converted upon point of death and even rounded up and slaughtered depending on expediency.
To fund his quest for control, Muhammad first directed his followers to raid Meccan caravans in the holy months, when the victims would least expect it. This was despite the fact that the Meccans were not bothering him in Medina (see MYTH: Muhammad and his Muslims were Persecuted by the Meccans at Medina).
Muhammad provided his people with convenient revelations “from Allah” which allowed them to murder innocent drivers and steal their property (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 426). The people around him gradually developed a lust for things that could be taken in battle, including material comforts and captured women and children. (See also MYTH: Muhammad Raided Caravans to Retrieve Stolen Property).
Often the people captured in battle would be brought before the self-proclaimed prophet, where they would plead for their lives, arguing, for example, that they would never have treated the Muslims that way. The traditions are quite clear in portraying Muhammad as largely unmoved by their pleas, and ordering their deaths anyway, often by horrible means. In one case, he orders a man slain, telling him that “Hell” will take care of the poor fellow’s orphaned daughter (Ishaq 459). (See also MYTH: Muhammad Never Killed Captives)
The raids on caravans preceded the first major battle involving a Muslim army, the Battle of Badr. This was the spot where the Meccans had sent their own army to protect their caravans from Muslim raiders. Although, Muslims today like to claim that they only attack others in self-defense, this was clearly not the case in Muhammad’s time. In fact, he had to compel his reluctant warriors with promises of paradise and assurances that their religion was more important than the lives of others. (See also MYTH: The Battle of Badr was Defensive).
First, to try and gain their favor, Muhammad briefly preached that Christians and Jews could attain salvation through their own faith. In fact, he changed his followers’ direction for prayer from Mecca to Jerusalem, which prompted the Jews’ tolerance of him while he worked surreptitiously for the power to evict them. These earlier concessions and teachings were later revoked by Muhammad, since the Jews ultimately refused his religion. The rare early verses of tolerance in the Quran are abrogated by later verses such as 9:29.
While we were in the Mosque, the Prophet came out and said, “Let us go to the Jews” We went out till we reached Bait-ul-Midras. He said to them, “If you embrace Islam, you will be safe. You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. So, if anyone amongst you owns some property, he is permitted to sell it, otherwise you should know that the Earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle.” Bukhari 53:392
The Jews of Mecca were the first in a very long line of unfortunate people to be offered the opportunity to convert to Islam under obvious duress. Forcible conversion is very much a Muslim tradition started by Muhammad (see MYTH: Muhammad Rejected Conversions to Islam made under Duress)
Since they chose to hold on to their religion (and their property) Muhammad looked for reasons to go to war against the Jews at Medina. According to some Muslims, the first tribe, the Qaynuqa, were driven from their homes and land on the pretext that one of their own had harassed a Muslim woman. Although the offender was killed prior to this by a Muslim, the Muslim was also killed by Jews in retaliation for the first murder.
After laying siege to the entire community and defeating the tribe, Muhammad wanted to put every male member to death, but was talked out of it by an associate – something that Allah later “rebuked” him for. The Qaynuqa were forced into exile and the Muslims took their possessions and property, making it their own. Muhammad personally reserved a fifth of the ill-gotten gain for himself (a rule that he was sure to include in the Quran).
The Jews of the Banu Qurayza tasted Muhammad’s wrath after their leader half-heartedly sided with the Meccan army during a siege of Medina (the Battle of the Trench). By then, Muhammad had evicted the other Jews and declared that all land at Medina belonged to him, so the original constitution of the town was no longer in effect. It is important to note that the Qurayza did not attack the Muslims, even after switching loyalties (contrary to another popular myth).
Although the Qurayza surrendered peacefully to the Muslims, Muhammad determined to have every man of the tribe executed, along with every boy that had reached the initial stages of puberty (between the ages of 12 and 14). He ordered a ditch dug outside of the town and had the victims brought to him in several groups. Each person would be forced to kneel, and their head would be cut off and then dumped along with the body into the trench.
Between 700 and 900 men and boys were slaughtered by the Muslims after their surrender. (Bold Emphasis Mine)
The surviving children of the men became slaves of the Muslims, and their widows became sex slaves. This included the Jewish girl, Rayhana, who became one of Muhammad’s personal concubines the very night that her husband was killed. The prophet of Islam apparently “enjoyed her pleasures” (ie. raped her) even as the very execution of her people was taking place.
At one point following a battle, Muhammad provided instructions on how women should be raped after capture, telling his men not to worry about coitus interruptus, since “Allah has written whom he is going to create.” (See also MYTH: Muhammad Never Approved of Rape)
Following the battle against the Hunain, late in his life, Muhammad’s men were reluctant to rape the captured women in front of their husbands (who were apparently still alive to witness the abomination), but Allah came to the rescue with a handy “revelation” that allowed the debauchery. (This is the origin of Sura 4:24 according to Abu Dawud 2150).
Not content with waiting for Allah to act on his behalf, Muhammad had personal critics executed, including poets. One of these was a mother of five children, who was stabbed to death by Muhammad’s envoy after a suckling infant was removed from her breast (see MYTH: Muhammad Never Killed Women). Other innocent people were killed merely because they were of a different religion, sometimes including children (see MYTH: Muhammad Never Killed Children).
An elderly woman named Umm Qirfa once ran afoul of Muhammad merely by fighting back when her tribe was targeted by Muslim raiders. Muhammad’s adopted son tied the woman’s legs separately to two camels, then set the camels off in opposite directions, tearing the woman’s body in two. He also killed her two sons – presumably in gruesome fashion – and made her daughter into a sex slave. (See also MYTH: Muhammad Never Killed the Elderly).
… (The Life of Muhammad: An Inconvenient Truth; TheReligionofPeace.com; Read Entirety)
I apologize for the time spent on Mohammed’s real biography. In some fair play for Muslims that have been indoctrinated on the goodness of Mohammed, there are plenty of Quran, Hadith and Sira that do indeed show a good Mohammed. The good Mohammed is what is preached to Muslims at their Mosques. Just as there is plenty of bad news in the Bible of people considered good men in the Old and New Testament it exists for humanity to know that as people we are not perfect. The Christian Bible points to Jesus the Christ as both fully man and fully God. Christ’s humanity was needful for humanity to be Redeemed from Satan’s grasp. Thus Christ in the New Testament is often referred as the Last Adam because as a man he born perfect because His Father is God. Mohammed on the other hand example of a typical man that may have indeed started out with a good agenda; however as Mohammed increased in power, power definitely corrupted.
This is the document [That can be read below this point at SlantRight 2.0] that WND claims a Muslim Cleric is to have said all Christian must be killed. Portions I placed in Bold Italics followed by “Mine” are sections to take notice as misleading, deceptive or downright violent.
JRH 7/21/12 (Hat Tip: Linda Strawn)
John R. Houk
© June 4, 2012
Islam is peace, right? In Islam there is no compulsion in religion, right?
The purist religion of Islam as espoused by its founding prophet Mohammed evidently spoke the “peace” and “no compulsion” junk as a propaganda tool of compassion. There is equal if not more hatred, violence and zero compassion in the Quran and Hadith.
You have to be aware that Muslim-American organizations in the USA that purport to be the preeminent representatives of Muslims in America subscribe to the purist Islam often described in America as Radical Islam and academically as Salafist and/or Wahhabi Islam. The Salafi-Wahhabi form of Islam though considered a minority is actually a reform movement to bring Islam back to the purity of the founding prophet Mohammed. Many Muslim-American organizations have direct ties to the premier international Salafi group known as the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) or to the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia.
Off the top of my head some of these organizations in America are:
Raymond Ibrahim believes Muslim Brotherhood candidate for President wants to take Egypt back to the days of Mohammed and the so-called Four Rightly Guided Caliphs in which the Islamic maxim of the day was convert, submit as a dhimmi or die was the rule. Part of this paradigm was if any Muslim left Islam for another religion – usually Christianity – they were to be put to death as an apostate from Islam.
This is extremely relevant to the 21st century because of the Arab Spring that garnered so much attention for bringing down dictatorships. It is turning out that the unified groups that rebelled against dictatorship are beginning to be dominated by purist Islam proponents.
Ibrahim reports such a case in Tunisia which was one of the governments brought down by the so-called Arab Spring. Ibrahim has a graphic video of some Muslims decapitating a man who converted from Islam to Christianity because he refused to recant Christianity and come back to brutal Islam.
I am cross posting the Ibrahim article at my SlantRight 2.0 blog including the video; however I am placing the video at the very end as opposed to the near top and side of Ibrahim’s article. The video is gruesome, wicked and bloody; nonetheless people need to know the kind of Islam that is gaining ground in Muslim nations everyday and the sleight of hand of Muslim-American organization that support this wicked purist Islam.
Bill Warner has posted an article on Political Islam that explains the real Islam. The article is by Kenneth Roberts. The real Islam is not what Muslim Apologists and Left thinking Multiculturalists.
Check it out.
Mohammed’s Litmus Test (…of Original Islam)
By Kenneth Roberts
May 23, 2012
What is the original Islam?
Muslim apologists claim that original Islam meant ‘peace’, but what is the evidence? Mohammed claimed the opposite.
According to Mohammed, original Islam is jihad.
Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:
I heard the Apostle of Allah say: When you enter into the inah transaction (become businessmen), hold the tails of oxen (become cattlemen), are pleased with agriculture (become farmers), and give up conducting jihad, Allah will make disgrace prevail over you, and will not withdraw it until you return to your original religion. – Sunan Abu Dawud Book 23, Number 3455
Conducting jihad is the ‘original religion’ of Mohammed. Mohammed is the authority on Islam.
Mohammed’s Litmus Test
Just as adherence to the U.S. constitution is the litmus test of American identity, so adherence to jihad is Mohammed’s test of loyalty to Islam.
Mohammed’s litmus test is the willingness of Muslims to conduct jihad. That is how Mohammed determined who is a genuine Muslim and who is a lukewarm ‘hypocrite’.
Lukewarm Muslims do not go on jihad. Lukewarm Muslims go into trades or farming. By this test, most Muslims today are condemned. Non-jihadist Muslims have abandoned original Islam.
Lest this be considered too hasty, let’s examine further evidence.
Narrated Mujashi: My brother and I came to the Prophet and I requested him to take the pledge of allegiance from us for migration. He said, “Migration has passed away with its people.” I asked, “For what will you take the pledge of allegiance from us then?” He (Mohammed) said, “I will take (the pledge) for Islam and jihad.” – Bukhari 4,52,208
In the above quote, Mohammed says that allegiance to Islam includes a commitment to the political action of jihad.
In addition, the Koran says lukewarm Muslims can be recognized because they avoid jihad.
“It is only those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and whose hearts are in doubt that ask your leave (to be exempted from jihad).” – K. 9.45
“But when a decisive surah (explaining and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (holy fighting in Allah’s Cause) is mentioned (i.e. ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting to death…” – K. 47:20
So not going on jihad is a disease or mental illness in Muslims according to Allah/Mohammed.
Non-Jihadists are ‘Rubbish’
Not content with calling non-jihadists ‘diseased’, Mohammed insults them further; they are ‘garbage’:
“Prophet Muhammad said; It is expected that the nations will call other nations to share them against you (Muslims) as the eaters call each other to eat from the food in front of them in a large wooden plate A person asked, Will that happen because of our small number on that day? The Prophet said, No. Your number will be great, but you will be rubbish like the rubbish of flood-water. And certainly Allah will remove from the hearts of enemies the fear of you and surely Allah will throw Wahn in your hearts. A person asked, What is Wahn, O Messenger of Allah? The Prophet said, Wahn is to love this world and to hate death.” – Abu Dawud 4284
The Messenger of God said: The nations are about to flock against you [the Muslims] from every horizon, just as hungry people flock to a kettle. We said: O Messenger of God, will we be few on that day? He said: No, you will be many in number, but you will be scum, like the scum of a flash-flood, without any weight, since fear will be removed from the hearts of your enemies, and weakness (wahn) will be placed in your hearts. We said: O Messenger of God, what does the word wahn mean? He said: Love of this world, and fear of death.
In this hadith, lukewarm Muslims love their earthly life and seek comfort and safety, whereas, real Muslims are jihadists who love death. Real Muslims are feared by kafirs. Fear of Muslims is what Allah wants.
But Islam is fatalistic. Allah controls people’s wills and causes lukewarm Muslims to rebel against him by placing ‘wahn’ in their minds. Kafirs have no reason to fear lukewarm Muslims, because they do not go forth in jihad. Lukewarm Muslims are no different from kafirs…they are ‘rubbish’…so they must be replaced by real Muslims who conduct jihad.
“O you who believe! What is the matter with you that when you are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah (jihad) you cling heavily to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life as compared with the hereafter. Unless you go forth He will punish you with a grievous penalty and put others in your place; but Him you would not harm in the least. For Allah has power over all things.” – K. 9:38-9
Mohammed’s Allies Agreed to Unending Jihad
When Mohammed arrived in Medina with few followers, he needed allies to begin jihad. Those tribes that made an alliance with Mohammed understood jihad as their main task.
“We are those who have given a pledge of allegiance to Muhammad that we will carry on Jihad as long as we live.” – Bukhari 4,52,87
According to the above, jihad is unending. Other hadiths also confirm that jihad is endless:
“As for one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in the Cause of Allah. Killing him is a small matter to us.” – Tabari IX: 69
“‘Men, do you know what you are pledging yourselves to in swearing allegiance to this man?’ ‘Yes. In swearing allegiance to him we are pledging to wage war against all mankind.’” – Ishaq: 204
Jihad is the Proper Career for Muslims
Furthermore, according to Mohammed, jihad is not just a job, but a career.
…It is mentioned from Ibn ‘Umar from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “My provision has been placed under the shadow of my spear, and abasement and humility have been placed on the one who disobeys my command.” – Bukhari 61, 2756
Good Muslims imitate Mohammed. Good Muslims threaten kafirs to submit: ‘Accept Islam and you will be safe’. Good Muslims make war on kafirs to remove their possessions and human rights. Kafirs are despoiled for the political crime of disobeying Mohammed.
‘Abasement’ and ‘humility’ mean making kafirs captive nations under discriminatory Sharia law. Thus, the purpose of jihad is to rob and subjugate non-Muslims and enrich and empower Muslims.
Jihad Brings Wealth
“O you who believe! If you will aid (the cause of) Allah He will aid you and plant your feet firmly.” – K. 47:7
As well, Mohammed is owner of the earth and Muslims will gain the treasures of Rome and Persia and the world through jihad (q.v. Bukhari 4,52,220).
Jihad makes Muslims Strong through Plunder
“The spoils of war were not made lawful for any people before us. This is because Allah saw our weakness and humility and made them lawful for us.” – Sahih Muslim 19,4327
Jihad is More Religious than Kind Deeds
Allah, the Exalted, says, Do you make the giving of drink to pilgrims or the maintenance of the Sacred Mosque equal to (the pious service of) those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and strive with might and main in the cause of Allah? They are not comparable in the sight of Allah: and Allah guides not those who do wrong (by avoiding jihad). Those who believe and suffer exile and strive with might and main in Allah’s cause with their goods and their persons have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: They are the people who will achieve (paradise). – K. 9:19-20.
It is not pious deeds, but the political act of jihad that guarantees religious salvation.
Jihad as Defined in Sharia Law
The legal definition of jihad is given in the authoritative Reliance of the Traveller, o9.0:
“Jihad means to war against non-Muslims.”
The Reliance of the Traveller is Sunni Islam’s authoritative volume on Sharia law. It is endorsed by Alazhar University, Islam’s equivalent of the Vatican.
Eminent Islamologist Hans Jansen points out that, to the original Muslims, jihad only meant violence: “The first generations of Muslims never understood anything else but ‘waging war’ when they heard the word jihad.”
Up to this point, the evidence has shown that…real Muslims are those who follow original Islam; they conduct war against non-Muslims; Mohammed says jihad is the proper career of Muslims; peaceful civilian jobs are a way of avoiding jihad.
But is this condition permanent in Islam? Can Islam be changed?
Can Jihad be abandoned? Can Islam be reformed?
Unfortunately, no. Jihad—warfare against non-Muslims—is the perfectly revealed ‘original religion’ of Islam declared in various ways by the final Messenger himself. It may not be changed.
‘Far removed (from mercy), those who changed (the religion) after me! – Bukhari Volume 9, Book 88, Number 174
Allah brings Muslims back to Original Islam
Islam may go off track for brief periods, but Allah will send someone to return it to his path.
Narrated Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah shall raise for this Ummah at the head of every century a man who shall renew (or revive) for it its religion. – Sunan Abu Dawud 37, 4278
‘Revival’ in Islam means the revival of conducting jihad.
Modern Teachings on Jihadism
Jihadism is the teaching that jihad is the central mission of Islam.
In his 2008 sermon “Allah is Preparing us for Victory” , the late Anwar Awlaki wrote:
“Some Muslims say the way forward for this Ummah is to distance itself from terrorism and spend their time in becoming good in Business, good in technology, agriculture, and the rest; and this is how we can compete with the rest of the world. The commentators on this hadith (Abu Dawud 23:3455) say going back to the (religion) here means going back to (Jihad for Allah); the only way to go back to the (religion) is to go back to (Jihad for Allah); so Jihad becomes equal to the religion; the solution of the Ummah is to go back to Jihad fe Sabeelillah.”
Awlaki goes into details of jihadism as a money-making technique for modern Muslims:
“Leave the farming to the people of the book (Jews and Christians), you go and spread the religion of Allah (through jihad); they will farm and they will feed you; they will pay Jizya (poll tax), they will pay Kharaaj (tribute), if the (sustenance) of (the Messenger) was through Ghaneema (plunder) it must be the best (sustenance) and better than farming, business, shepherding and better than anything else because (the Messenger) said: “My (sustenance) comes beneath the shadow of my spear.”
Awlaki then argues that through robbery and extortion at the expense of kafirs, no Muslim will ever need to pay taxes. This will succeed because it is Mohammed’s original Islam.
Muslims Demand a Global Caliphate and Sharia
Opinion surveys consistently find that around 65% of Muslims worldwide approve of a global caliphate under discriminatory Sharia law. This state of affairs could only be achieved through a general jihad by Muslims, since a caliphate would be resisted by the superpowers. Nevertheless, Islamic dictatorship is a majority opinion among Muslims.
Is Jihad a Suicide Pact in the Nuclear Era?
Jihad is original Islam and Mohammed’s method. Consequently, Muslims are caught in this logical dilemma: If Mohammed’s method is still valid, therefore Islam is a suicide pact in the nuclear era; but if endless jihad is no longer valid, therefore Mohammed was wrong and original Islam is false. Muslims tiptoe around nuclear annihilation, rather than say Islam is false. Today, many Muslims hope to conduct jihad by other, stealthier means…since jihad may be conducted by word, by money or by the pen.
All the same, modern Muslims are aware that jihad is the litmus test for Mohammed’s original religion, but they are patiently awaiting the right leader.
This inspiring leader—a religious warlord—will call Muslims to a general jihad and establish a utopian dictatorship under discriminatory Sharia law. Muslims balk at imagining how apocalyptic this general jihad would be, even though it is obvious.
Using mathematical analysis, Bill Warner has revealed that jihad is the preponderant theme of the Islamic Trilogy.
Jihadism is thus not a far-fetched aberration promoted by a small minority of Muslims…it is the hidden agenda of Muslims…it is foundational Islam…the ‘original religion’ of Mohammed.
Original Islam is jihad, not peace.
Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
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