“Islam is a vibrant faith…Our enemy doesn’t follow the great traditions of Islam. They’ve hijacked a great religion.” [George W. Bush, October 11, 2002]
No, Islam was not hijacked by radical Muslims. The clerics and true believers are only carrying out the commands of Allah as written in the Quran. And those leaders who ignore this are putting their citizens in mortal danger.
First, there is only one Quran. True believers and “moderates” read the same book. According to Muslims, it contains the words of Allah as given to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel. The book is to be taken literally and Allah’s commands are to be put into effect. There can be no reformation. If you did reform it, then it would no longer be Islam.
A majority of the 1.3 billion Muslims don’t commit acts of terror. But like any religion or organization, the leaders and the true believers are the driving force. They are what make a religion not only survive, but prosper. Without them, the secular world would prevail.
A large part of Islam’s faithful, however, do support the jihadists from the sideline as they implement Allah’s plan for a world run by sharia; Islamic law. More than a few stood and cheered from the security of their homes as the twin towers came tumbling down.
Muhammad, the founder of Islam, has a great influence on the Muslim faithful. “The Hadiths, a record of the words and deeds of the prophet, are second only to the Quran in importance to Muslims. All Muslim men are encouraged to emulate Muhammad, whose life is considered to be the highest standard of behavior for men.
But his deeds would not sustain this comment by Bush: “…Islam is a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. It’s a faith that has made brothers and sisters of every race. It’s a faith based on love, not hate.” [Bush, September 10, 2002]
While exiled in Medina, Saudi Arabia, Muhammad tried to convert the Jews to his religion but was rejected and ridiculed by the locals. In order to have his critics silenced for criticizing him and his religion, he had hit men visit his detractors. They were silenced by the sword, including a 120-year old Jewish man and a poetess, Asma Marwan, who was visited by Umayr Adiy al-Katmi. He removed a baby she was nursing and ran her through with his sword.
Muhammad also launched a jihad against the Jews around Medina. In 627, after the surrender of the Beni Quraida, the prophet had all the men and boys of fighting age (about 900) beheaded. The women and children were taken as slaves and their property divided among the Muslim army. Muhammad chose Rayhana bint Zayd, a beautiful Jewish woman, to add to his collection. Her brother, husband, and father had just been beheaded by the prophet’s army of Allah.
Muhammad set the standard for punishing those who criticize Islam or him. For example, there was Theo van Gogh, a film maker who was killed by Mohammad Bouyert, a Muslim, on an Amsterdam street in 2004 for producing a film about women abused by Islam. He stated, “If I ever get free, I would do it again.” The reason? Van Gogh had insulted Islam.
Muslims were emulating Muhammad when they beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan and Nick Berg and Paul Johnson in Iraq. The list of atrocities by Muslims against Muslims and non-Muslims for merely speaking out or writing about Islamic violence (or being a Jew) spans centuries.
The Quran is clear on how to deal with unbelievers:
- Sura 8:12 “I shall instill terror into the hearts of the unbeliever; Smite ye above their necks and smite their fingertips off.”
- Sura 47:4 “Therefore, when you meet the unbelievers, strike off their heads…” [George. Where is the love?]
- Blasphemy laws are enforced in some Muslim countries. In Pakistan, Blasphemy Law 295-B punishes anyone who defiles a copy of the Quran with “imprisonment for life.”
- Blasphemy Law 295-C punishes anyone who defiles the name of the “Holy Prophet Mohammad” with “death or imprisonment for life…”
And, the reason so many people are Muslims is because their ancestors’ homelands were invaded by the Islamic horde looking for loot and, while there, converting the unbelievers. The defeated masses were given a choice of converting to Islam or Dhimmitude (pay a head tax, for Christians and Jews, and be treated as a citizen without rights). Death was also an option.
Muslims only allegiance is to Islam. That includes doctors, as recent events have shown. A Muslim must aid a Muslim nation attacked by unbelievers (Iraq and Afghanistan). Any Muslim who sides with the unbelievers risks the death penalty, carried out by a faithful Muslim. That’s the reason you rarely hear criticism of bin Laden or Islamic terror attacks.
Any Muslim legislator in a non-Muslim nation has an allegiance to Islam, not to his government to which he has sworn an oath. There is no compromise in Islam.
The so-called war on terror is not going to be won by occupying Muslim nations and trying to convert the population to democracy. Islam and democracy are incompatible. In fact, the spread of Islam will continue as long as governments give a big multicultural welcome to the insane and draconian world of sharia. [Muslims are pushing for sharia in Canada and Britain.]
As long as Islam exists, the jihad will go on, at least until that next asteroid with our name on it comes calling. So be prepared. It’s part of the new normal.
- Muhammad: A Model for today’s Terrorists, February 4, 2007
- Sharia: The Muslim New World Order, January 25. 2007
In This Blog:
- Sudden Jihad Syndrome and the Enemy Within, March 12, 2007
- Hiding the Truth about Islam, July 12, 2006