From the jaws of recorded history come 1400 years of searing and brutal tales of vicious conquests, preemptory unprovoked invasions, chronicled cannibalism, gang rapes and violent pillaging, pedophilia, tyranny of the worst and most vile sort, and a caste system to rival any.
It is time to take the Bull of Islam by the Horns and call it out for what it is.
Very disturbing and telling quote from Amil Imani: “There is no such thing as ‘radical Islam.’ I have refused to accept several organizations that seek to combat or expose the antics of ‘radical’ or ‘extreme’ Islam, because I know that it is not extremism that is causing the violence…it’s mainstream, typical, normal, traditional, specified, canonical Islam. [emphasis added])
Amil Imani continues: “Making Allah the author of the Quran, I think, is the prime lie perpetrated on mankind for more than a millennium. We can, with certainty, say that it was not even Muhammad alone who authored the Qur’an. In fact, the major part of the Qur’an was either composed by or inspired and written by a few other individuals.” [emphasis added.]
Abul Kasem at FaithFreedom.org lists at least 15 people instrumental in compiling the Quran (Koran).
Taqlid (or taqleed): Taqlid is the firm unshakeable belief that Allah is the One God. Mohammad was his prophet. The Quran (and the Hadith and Sira) are eternal and perfect. No questions will be entertained. It will always be as it has always been. Masha Allah. (God has willed it).
Generally taqlid means that Islam cannot be reformed or changed or improved or altered. It is perfect as is. Ponder that as you ponder beheadings.
There are nuances in taqlid certainly.. Some special people are more knowledgeable and are to be followed but there are many and confusing exceptions if they put out contradictory statements.
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.”
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.”
Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned;
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”
Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah”
Quran (47:3-4) – “Those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord… So, when you meet those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them)
Quran (61:9) “He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance
and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even
though the infidels may resist.”
It is true that certain Muslims prefer to gloss over certain verses; that they refuse to see the murderous overbearing jihadi nature of a dominating, vicious, cruel Seventh Century in-your-face/off-with-your-head barbarous religion. But they are the exception. All Muslims at all times are called to jihad.
Excerpts From Some of Mohammad’s Chroniclers:
Sahih Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
Sahih Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.
Sahih Bukhari (11:626)– [Muhammad said:] “I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those, who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes.”
Sahih Muslim (1:149) – “Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause…”
Sahih Muslim (20:4696) – “the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: ‘One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite.'” [A sentence to Hell in Islam.]
Tabari 7:97The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, “Kill any Jew who falls under your power.”
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 992: –“Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.” Muhammad’s instructions to his men prior to a military raid.
Contemporary Sunni theologian al-Qaradawi: “It has been determined by Islamic law that the blood and property of people of Dar al-Harb [non-Muslim people who resist Islamic conquest] is not protected… In modern war, all of society, with all its classes and ethnic groups, is mobilized to participate in the war, to aid its continuation, and to provide it with the material and human fuel required for it to assure the victory of the state fighting its enemies. Every citizen in society must take upon himself a role in the effort to provide for the battle. The entire domestic front, including professionals, laborers, and industrialists, stands behind the fighting army, even if it does not bear arms.”
Is al-Qaradawi clear enough that ALL Muslims are to support jihad?
Muslims who cling devotedly, tenaciously to Islam can never be moderates, no matter how much they keep their mouths shut. Jihad. Masha Allah. God has willed it.
Islam is as Islam does.
Ronnie Herne (c) 2017 Updated 2018 All Rights Reserved