Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Storm Track Disinformation: “Understanding the Basics of Islam Is the First Step in Healing”

That headline come from that well-known apologist for Islam, John Esposito, writing in the Washington Post.

Jesus is for Christians, except solely human. He is seen as the ideal husband, father and friend, the ultimate political leader, general, diplomat and judge. Understanding Muhammad's special place in Muslim hearts helps us appreciate the widespread anger of many mainstream Muslims -- not just extremists -- with the denigration of a Muhammad-like figure in Salman Rushdie's 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses," the controversial 2005 Danish cartoons depicting Muhammad in unflattering lights or Pope Benedict XVI's 2006 speech quoting a long-dead Byzantine emperor who accused the prophet of bringing "only evil and inhuman" things into the world.

Karen Armstrong's "Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time" and Tariq Ramadan's "In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad" provide fresh, perceptive views on his modern-day relevance.

The Gallup World Poll's helpful section on the Muslim world (www.muslimwestfacts.com) sheds some light on the views and aspirations of more than 1 billion Muslims. My years studying those attitudes suggest that Muslim hostility toward the West is mostly political, not religious, and that Muslims hope the West will show their faith more respect.


You have to wonder if Esposito lives in the real world. Has he seen the reality of Islam’s modern-day relevance in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan?

I don’t understand people like Esposito. Do they have their heads in the sand or up their arse?

Not that President Bush is any better. While I wrote this post I was listening to his latest speech on the war on terror, democracy, the middle-east and comparisons to World War II Germany and Japan. He still refuses to see that the war on terrorism is a misnomer and that we didn’t go to war with Japan and Germany to bring democracy to those countries. We went to war to defeat their virulent ideology.

The establishment of democracy in those countries was an after thought.

Bush paid lip service to the “ideological struggle of our times” but refused to address that ideology (Islamism) explain its objectives (imposing Sharia Law on the world) and how we will confront the multiple fascists of their strategy (the different tactics of political Islam).

Until Bush ceases to listen to apologists like Esposito who, like his comrades in CAIR, have the ear of the administration, we can never form a cohesive defense and an effective defense against the ideology of Islamism.

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2 Comments:

  • Honestly I dont understand the motives of apologists. I dont know if they see the danger but think or hope that if we bend over backwards, that will make things better or if they honestly believe Islam is a religion of peace not a cult of death.

    By Blogger Richard, at 1:10 PM  

  • WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE GREATEST CIVILIZATION IN WORLD HISTORY

    What Europe and America must understand is that Islam has declared war against Western Civilization. Islam is an evil ideology as evil as Nazism and Communism. It cannot be appeased. The more appeasement – the more violence will be committed against infidel societies. Nobody cares if Islam is a religion in which people pray 5 times a day, wash their feet, fast for one month, do not use alcohol etc. That would be wonderful. BUT IT IS NOT.

    Islam is a declaration of war against infidels. This war is permanent until all the infidels have converted, paid a submission tax or have been murdered. This is the LAW OF ALLAH AS SET DOWN IN THE KORAN. All Muslims must believe that every word, every teaching, every law of ALLAH is divine and not subject to examination, or change and certainly never rejection. Muslims as the slaves of ALLAH must obey blindly the Koran.

    Western intellectuals and moderate Muslims by not challenging the evil of Islam - who do not renounce, and denounce all violence in the Koran WITHOUT EQUIVATION are, by leaving these violent and abhorrent teachings in the Koran, in effect saying that these teachings are NORMAL. They are acquiescing to evil. Once you accommodate evil, you lose your moral center and become willingly or unwillingly an accomplice to evil. You cannot be a Good Muslim – pray 5 times a day etc – and ignore the evil – the moral black hole that lies at very the heart of Islam.

    Rather then reforming Islam and removing the teachings of hate and violence, and turning it into a true religion of Peace – moderate male Muslims (women in Islam are just baby factories) are desperately ignoring the evil of the Koran – or indeed secretly supporting these teachings and the evil jihadists who are obeying these laws of ALLAH. Polls in the US and worldwide have consistently shown that 20% of Muslims support suicide bombers – this means worldwide 300 million people – the population of the US.
    The Western World has created the Greatest Civilization the world has ever known. We have invited into our countries tens of millions of people from 5200 different nations, tribes, clans, ethnic origins, religions, religious sects etc. They emigrate and live their lives in freedom and equality. Practice their customs and religion without interference. We grant them full protection of the Rule of Law. Citizenship is offered with very few if any restrictions. Unlike the Roman Empire which brought peoples acquired by conquest to their cities as slaves, the Western World has welcomed immigrants from all corners of the world. This integration of humanity on such a grand scale - on our soil has never been attempted in the history of mankind.
    It is rightfully stated that the Greatest Generation was the generation that fought the Second World War. As citizen soldiers, they came from the farms, towns, villages, cities aged 17, 18, 19 … to offer their lives to save civilization from the threat of Nazi/Fascist racial dictatorship. And after that great victory, these patriots were immediately plunged into defending Western Civilization from the evil ideology of Communism. They were the Greatest Generation in human history.
    WE – their descendents by bringing together - the peoples of the world into our cities, into our neighborhoods, into our schools, - we are the Second Greatest Generation in history. The evolution of mankind has instilled in us a FEAR of other humans who are different from us – different races, tribes, religions. This survival mechanism was instilled through millions of years of evolution. Overcoming this deeply ingrained fear of difference is not easy. Our willingness to attempt this great project – the integration of the world – is the Greatest Endeavour of our time. It is both heroic and historic. Unfortunately there are those who rather then get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground of their new countries, their new homelands – rather then welcoming with open arms the freedom and democracy, equality and human rights, being offered to them - want instead to destroy the very foundations of Western Civilization.

    The greatest danger we face is that a Muslim will smuggle a nuclear device into a major Western city and kill millions in the name of and to the greater glory of ALLAH. The second greatest danger we face is the drip, drip loss of our freedoms through this process of Islamic appeasement.

    The reality is that Islam is an evil ideology that directly threatens our democracy and freedom. IT IS NOT US WHO MUST CHANGE. WE MUST DEMAND THAT ISLAM REFORMS.

    Following is a very small sample of the hate, terror, cruelty, violence of Islam. You will feel the hate pouring from these teachings like blood from a beheaded infidel corpse.


    Surah 8: The Spoils of War

    No Surah of the Qur’an is more revealing about the nefarious agenda of Islam than The Spoils of War. How could any religion that calls itself “The Religion of Peace” devote its eighth longest chapter to this subject? A brief history is needed. When Muhammad was driven out of Mecca with about 150 of his followers, they migrated to Medina, about 250 miles away. The “immigrants” had no land and many were unable to find employment in the city. To relieve this hardship, Muhammed encouraged his followers to raid passing camel caravans for booty and captives who could be sold as slaves. The Battle of Badr, the inspiration for this Surah, involved a camel caravan of 1,000 camels laden with money and valuable merchandise and accompanied by only 40 armed escorts. While this caravan escaped, there were many more like it. Before long, Muhammad’s followers also attacked Jewish clans in Medina, as well as neighboring towns.

    Had there not been a previous sanction from God, you would have been sternly punished for what you have taken. Enjoy therefore the good and lawful things which you have gained in war, and fear God. (Surah 8:69)

    Not only did Muhammad reveal an ayah that assured his followers that taking spoils was good, the success of these raids was taken as a sign that God approved of what they were doing.

    God has promised you rich booty, and has given you this with all promptness. He has stayed your enemies’ hands, so that He may make your victory a sign to true believers and guide you along a straight path. (48:20)

    In all, the Muslim historians of that era record 35 raids in a period of 10 years, or about one every three or four months. (al-Tabari, Vol. IX, pg. 118) Muhammad himself was credited with personally fighting in 27 of these. (Ishaq, pg. 639). Some Muslims will argue that all of these were “defensive” battles, but in reality only one could be considered defensive -- the Battle of the Trench where an army from Mecca tried unsuccessfully to punish Muhammad and his followers for their raids on caravans.

    If there was any “religious” motive in these raids and battles, it was not to convert the unbelievers. The raids could only be described as terrorism:

    [God said,] “I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike of the very tips of their fingers!” (Surah 8:12)

    Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your command, so that you may strike terror into the enemy of God and your enemy, and others besides them who are unknown to you but known to God. (Surah 8:60)

    Of course one-fifth of the spoils of war belonged to “God, the Apostle, the Apostle’s kinfolk, the orphans, the destitute, and those that travel the road.” (Surah 8: 41) This is because “It was not you, but God who slew them. It was not you who smote them: God smote them so that He might richly reward the faithful.” (Surah 8:17)


    Surah 9: A Declaration of War Against The Infidels

    The eighth and ninth surahs were among the last surahs revealed to Muhammad in Medina. The ninth surah is the only surah that does not begin with the phrase “In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.” This prompted some of the companions of Muhammad to believe that it was merely a later addendum to the eighth surah, which would have placed this combined chapter as the third surah in the Qur’an arranged by surah length.

    The essence of this surah is a Declaration of War against non-Muslims after giving them just four months of immunity – the traditional sacred months of pilgrimage. This warfare can only be avoided if they repent, take to prayer, and render the alms levy. (Surah 9:11) So here are the elements of the warfare:

    When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. (Surah 9:5)

    Believers, do not befriend your fathers or your brothers if they choose unbelief in preference to faith. (Surah 9:23)

    Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe neither in God nor the Last Day, who do not forbid what God and His apostle have forbidden, and do not embrace the true Faith, until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued. (Suray 9:29)

    Whether unarmed or well-equipped, march on and fight for the cause of God, with your wealth and with your persons. (Surah 9:41)

    Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. (9:73)

    God has purchased from the faithful their lives and worldly goods and in return has promised them the Garden [i.e., Paradise]. They will fight in the cause of God, slay and be slain. Such is the true promise which He has made them in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Koran. And who is more true to his pledge than God? Rejoice in the bargain you have made. (Surah 9:111)

    Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. (Surah 9:123)


    No one reading these verses from the Qur’an could conclude that Islam is a “religion of peace.” Islam means submission, not peace. The Islamic “peace” would be accomplished only when all non-Muslims have been killed or been forced to submit to Islam.


    Now you will be reading is the language of pure hate, terror – not the words of any ALLAH – not the teachings of any ALLAH but the words and teachings of a 7th century Arab chieftain – Muhammad.

    Muslims believe that every word of the Koran is the divine word of ALLAH. Not only is the Koran the divine word of ALLAH but the LAWS OF ALLAH TO BE OBEYED WITHOUT QUESTION.

    To any rational, normal person reading these verses (and these are just a small sample of the 1000’s and 1000.s of the teachings of hate, terror, cruelty, depravity etc that are Islam.) the claim by Muslims that they are reading the words, teachings, laws of ALLAH is insanity. There is no Islamic fundamentalism, political Islam, jihadists etc who have hijacked the religion. There has been no hijacking. These demented souls are following exactly the teachings of the Koran – they are following in the footsteps of their founder – the man of evil – Muhammad. In the end – IT’S ALL ABOUT ISLAM.

    No ALLAH who is ALLAH would ever teach the following words of violence, war, terror. You can hear Muhammad yelling at his followers – “ Slay the Idoltars” giving instructions of war – “ lie in wait for them in every ambush” Do you think ALLAH, Creator of the universe would order murder and micro manage these murders telling Muhammad how to kill his prey. Muhammad gave these instructions – “lie in ambush.” All the Kornic teachings are the teachings of Muhammad. He created the ALLAH of the Koran. Muhammad invented ALLAH, and staged the revelations to give him authority over his followers and justification to war against the neighboring tribes of so called idoltars (pagan Arabs) and Jews and Christians – the first infidels that faced the murderous onslaught of this killer and murderous conquering ideology. When Muhammad spoke, he was speaking the word of ALLAH – the laws of ALLAH - that had to be obeyed without question. How could the word of ALLAH be challenged. By morphing into ALLAH and His messenger, Muhammad set up the perfect totalitarian system whereby his rule could not be challenged. Muhammad was ALLAH and ALLAH was Muhammad. The ALLAH of the Koran never existed except in the mind of Muhammad.

    Fight in the way of Allah 2:190

    No ALLAH would ever instruct mankind to “fight in His way”.

    Slay disbelievers wherever you find them.2:191

    No ALLAH would ever instruct “Slay disbelievers”

    BUT IF THEY TURN BACK, THEN SEIZE THEM AND KILL THEM WHEREVER YOU FIND THEM, AND TAKE NOT FROM AMONG THEM A FRIEND OR A HELPER. (4:89)

    Can you imagine ALLAH telling mankind to seize people and kill them.

    The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom; 5:33

    Can you comprehend ALLAH ordering people to be “killed, crucified, hands and feet cut off.

    I WILL CAST TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO DISBELIEVE. THEREFORE STRIKE OFF THEIR HEADS AND STRIKE OFF EVERY FINGERTIP OF THEM. 8:12

    No ALLAH the creator of the universe would ever teach 8:12. Beheading people as a law of ALLAH – this is truly evil – truly blasphemy against ALLAH.

    Ye (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them 8:17

    If ALLAH murdered human beings He would no longer be ALLAH. He would be nothing more then just a murderer

    To insure a lion’s share of booty for himself: “And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah, 8:41
    This is insane. How can any NORMAL, RATIONAL person believe in an ALLAH that shares in booty? This is sick.

    It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land 8:67

    How can you believe in an ALLAH who instructs the murder of all prisoners? This law was an order from ALLAH to murder all prisoners until Arabia was conquered for Islam. Take no prisoners. Kill them all. “Make slaughter in the land.” The word slaughter is so outrageous that only the insane can believe in Islam.

    Smite the necks of the disbelievers whenever you fight against them. Those who die fighting for Allah will be rewarded. 47:4

    Again, behead the disbelievers. Osma bin laden and all the beheaders of Islam are following the Koran. They are following the laws of ALLAH. If you can believe such evil then your soul is lost forever. Only people with truly evil souls can believe in such insanity.

    Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain 9:111

    9:111 is the teaching that has been used by Muhammad and his lieutenants to mobilize the suicide bombers, the beheaders, the jihadists to kill and slaughter millions. An estimated 270,000,000 people have been murdered because of 9:111 over the past 1400 years. No ALLAH would ever teach 9:111 for if ALLAH gave such a law He would be the greatest killer in all the universe – not an ALLAH of love and peace and goodness but a mass murderer on the scale of a Hitler or Stalin or Muhammad.

    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. 9:29

    9:29 is the declaration of war as a law of ALLAH against the infidels. This LAW OF WAR is permanent and will not end until all the infidels are murdered or pay a subrogation tax or convert to Islam. This is criminal. Again and again – this is not ALLAH’s law – this is Muhammad’s law. There is no way you can claim to be a peace loving Muslim and leave this evil in the Koran.

    THEN SLAY THE IDOLATERS WHEREVER YOU FIND THEM, AND TAKE THEM CAPTIVES AND BESIEGE THEM AND LIE IN WAIT FOR THEM IN EVERY AMBUSH, 950

    Kill those who join other gods with Allah wherever you may find them 9; 5-6

    And He brought those of the People of the Scripture who supported them down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some ye slew, and ye made captive some. 33:25-26

    Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter 33:60 –61

    33:25-26 / 33:60-61 is the massacre and beheading of the Banu Qurayza Jews. The hate of Muhammad pours like rivers of blood from these hideous words. The Koran is coated in the blood of the innocents.

    Following are the Quranic teachings from ALLAH that celebrate the slaughter at Banu Qurayza. Muhammad personally beheaded 600 to 900 Jews. The women and children were sold into slavery.

    Quran-8:17—It is not ye who Slew them; it is God; when thou threwest a handful of dust, it was not Thy act, but God’s…..” (Allah said, the killing of surrendered soldiers were done by the wish of Allah)

    Quran-8:67—“It is not fitting for an Apostle that he should have prisoners of war until He thoroughly subdued the land….” (Allah insisting Prophet to kill all the prisoners, and should not keep any surrendered prisoners alive until He (Prophet) occupied entire Arabia.”

    Quran-33:25- “Allah turned back the unbelievers [Meccans and their allies] in a state of rage, having not won any good, and Allah spared the believers battle. Allah is, indeed, Strong and Mighty.”

    Quran-33:26- “And He brought those of the People of the Book [Jewish people of Banu Qurayza] who supported them from their fortresses and cast terror into their hearts, some of them you slew (beheaded) and some you took prisoners (captive)”
    Quran-8:67—“It is not fitting for an Apostle that he should have prisoners of war until He thoroughly subdued the land….” (Allah insisting Prophet to kill all the prisoners, and should not keep any surrendered prisoners alive until He (Prophet) occupied entire Arabia.”

    Quran-8:17—It is not ye who Slew them; it is God; when thou threwest a handful of dust, it was not Thy act, but God’s…..” (Allah said, the killing of surrendered soldiers were done by the wish of Allah)

    One can find all following verses of Sura Anf’al from Allah inviting Muslims to enjoy booty sanctioned for them. Below are some examples how Quran openly supported Islamic jihadi’s immoral acts:

    Quran-8:69—“But (now) enjoy what ye took in war (booty), lawful and good; but fear God…” (Allah encouraging Muslims to accept booty spoils of war “Maal-E-Ganimat”) Had there not been a previous sanction from God, you would have been sternly punished for what you have taken. Enjoy therefore the good and lawful things which you have gained in war, and fear God. (Surah 8:69)

    Quran-8:1— “They ask thee concerning (things taken as) spoils of war (booty). Say: "(such) spoils are at the disposal of Allah and the Messenger: So fear Allah, and keep straight the relations between yourselves: Obey Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe."

    Quran-8:41— “And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah, - and to the Messenger, and to near relatives, orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer, - if ye do believe in Allah and in the revelation We sent down to Our servant on the Day of Testing, - the Day of the meeting of the two forces. For Allah hath power over all things.

    Quran-33:27- “And He made you heirs of their lands, their houses, and their goods, and of a land which ye had not frequented (before). And Allah has power over all things.” [Merciful Allah asked Prophet Muhammad to confiscate entire properties of the surrendered Jews]

    How can any normal person faced with such evil – ignore this evil – pray 5 times a day with a book filled with evil. To an ALLAH that is the incarnation of evil. To a founder – Muhammad – an evil criminal – a man who was personally guilty of murder, including by beheadings and crucifixion, rape, torture, kidnapping, extortion, slavery, mutilations, theft, adultery, false witness, abuse of women, physically and sexually, and sexual abuse of at least one child. Muhammad slaughtered unbelievers and masterminded over 60 massacres.

    We can no longer allow Peace Loving Muslims to declare Islam as a religion of Peace and Love and tolerance etc while leaving in the Koran and Islamic texts -teachings of terror, death and destruction, subrogation of women, intolerance, hate etc. We can no longer allow these Muslims to live in a fantasy world of an ALLAH of all Goodness and Muhammad – The Prophet of Peace while the Koran contains teachings of a hateful, murderous ALLAH – the ANTI ALLAH. By demanding that Peace Loving Muslims prove that they are Truly Peace Loving – by removing these evil teachings from the Koran – will be a TRUE MOMENT OF CATHARSIS FOR ISLAM.


    By
    Larry Houle
    www.godofreason.com
    intermedusa@yahoo.com

    By Blogger Larry, at 9:13 PM  

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