Monday, September 14, 2009

A spiritual war



From what I have learned so far, I think the terms "radical" Islam or "extremist" Muslims are misnomers, because, for one thing, most of the honor killings I have researched, where Muslims men murdered their daughter(s) or wife, merely for things like becoming too "Westernized," were considered to be "moderate" Muslims. A truly devout Muslim---one who strictly follows the Qur'an and hadiths and takes them seriously---though they might not necessarily ever become a suicide bomber, will be in agreement with that ideology, because that is what Islam, the Qur'an, the hadiths (traditions) and the Imams teach.

The only sense in which the term "radical" Islam is correct, I believe, is the sense in which you could call Billy Graham or John Piper or Mark Cahill or Mark Kielar or John MacArthur, "radical" Christians. In other words, if you would call those Christians who are fully committed to Christ "radical" Christians, and lump all such Christians into a group and call it "radical" Christianity, then in that same sense, you could then say that there is such thing as "radical" Islam.

I believe that those who are not considered "radical" Muslims are those Muslims who have been Westernized to some extent.

The video claims that "a very small percentage of Muslims are radical." It has been estimated, by a number of sources, that only 10% of Muslims are "radical." IF that is accurate (and I suspect that is a very conservative number), then there are 900 thousand "radical" Muslims in the United States! And it only took 19 of them to kill 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001. Also, most of those in the U.S., Canada, and Europe who have committed honor killings are not considered to be radical Muslims. And worldwide, if only 10% are "radical" Muslims, that means there are 150 MILLION "radical" Muslims in the world!

I think one important thing the guy said in the video was that "there's been several dozen terrorist attacks that have been foiled...because of those successes, most Americans are able to go about their lives." He also points out that Americans have become complacent.

The best part of the video, IMO, is when the guy says, "the only way to win this war with radical Islam, ultimately, is through the salvation of Muslims into the kingdom of Christ."

POINTS TO PONDER:

-TWO BILLION DOLLARS A DAY IN U.S. OIL funds Muslim terrorists/Jihad.

-Islam is not only a religion, but is also a state (STRICTLY ruling politics and lifestyle, to the point that if you vary from its extremely and radically strict standards, you can be jailed, beaten or killed in any country that is run under Islamic law).

-The Saudis contribute money to American politics, as well as to American universities, in order to buy strong influence in these areas.

-In Saudi Arabia, every week, people are beheaded. Every week there, people get their hands cut off. How can we consider this 'moderate' Islam?

-In [some] schools in the U.S., Canada and England, they teach children to wage war for Islam.

-Muslims always tend to have very large families (average of 8.1 children per family). This alone is causing them to have a population explosion and take over Europe by population.

-There is: Diplomatic Jihad; Economic Jihad; and Political Jihad. All work toward the same goal, and if those are successful enough, Islam can take over a country without violence. In America, there are already: Islamic training camps; Muslim professionals such as doctors and lawyers (which can use their professional influence to advance the cause of Islam); mosques which include Imams [95% of the mosques in the U.S. conduct and/or support terrorist activities]; Muslim chaplains in jails (prisoners are a ripe breeding ground for recruiting new Muslims, and Muslims know this and take full advantage of it); government officials in politics (to help influence the nation towards the future goal of Islamic law); organizations such as CAIR [Counsel for American and Islamic Relations--Legal Protection for Muslims] and ISNA [Islamic Society of North America--Legal Protection for Muslims]; MSA [Muslim Student Association]--Legal Protection for Muslims; money given to colleges and universities by Muslims [that come from our paying for gas] to buy chairs, and in return, the colleges and universities allow them to teach classes in Islam; Obama releasing detained terrorists into all parts of the world; and Muslim Congress [to promote unity among Muslims as well as Islamic knowledge].

-Islamic expansion methods: Jihad; Population; Students; Evangelizing/Recruiting through Jails and Schools; Authoritative Positions.

-Every one of the 55 Muslim countries has an army.

-In America there are 9 million Muslims. It is claimed that only 10% of Muslims are 'radical.' (I am learning that a 'radical' Muslim is merely one who takes the Qur'an and the hadiths [traditions] seriously, following them strictly.) 10% of 9 million is 900 thousand. Radicals are willing to die, and they want the USA gone (dead). ONLY 19 RADICALS KILLED OVER 3000 PEOPLE ON SEPT. 11, 2001. How many radical Muslims do you think it will take to wipe out the USA, which consists of 350 million people?

-Worldwide, there are 1.5 BILLION Muslims total. If only 10% are 'radical,' which is a very conservative number, then that means there is a worldwide army of 150 million Muslim terrorists!! And Americans are funding their terrorist actions every time we put gas in our cars!

76 comments:

PersonalFailure said...

*headdesk*

If 10% of all Muslims are radical, it doesn't mean 10% of any particular group of Muslims are radical. Muslims in the US are far less fundamentalist than Muslims in theocratic Muslim states like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Also, I talk to plenty of Muslims at livemocha.com, and none of them hate American or Americans. They're all very nice. Admittedly, American-hating Muslims probably don't hang out at livemocha.com, but the fact remains that not all Muslims are blood-crazed terrorists.

thekingpin68 said...

The commenter makes good points as he raises issues concerning radical Islam.

thekingpin68 said...

'-Worldwide, there are 1.5 BILLION Muslims total. If only 10% are 'radical,' which is a very conservative number, then that means there is a worldwide army of 150 million Muslim terrorists!! And Americans are funding their terrorist actions every time we put gas in our cars!'

Something to ponder on.

thekingpin68 said...

'(I am learning that a 'radical' Muslim is merely one who takes the Qur'an and the hadiths [traditions] seriously, following them strictly.)'

Well stated.

Jeff said...

PersonalFailure,

If 10% of all Muslims are radical, it doesn't mean 10% of any particular group of Muslims are radical. Muslims in the US are far less fundamentalist than Muslims in theocratic Muslim states like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Good point. I would generally agree. And I also like your term "fundamentalist."

Also, I talk to plenty of Muslims at livemocha.com, and none of them hate American or Americans. They're all very nice. Admittedly, American-hating Muslims probably don't hang out at livemocha.com, but the fact remains that not all Muslims are blood-crazed terrorists.

I would agree with that. However, I would add that America is not a Muslim nation (i.e., not under Shari'a law, so the Muslims do not yet rule this country), and from what I am learning, Muslims are working to infiltrate the political, economic, legal and educational system in America. There is also the practice of Takeeya, or lying for the sake of Islam. I don't want to say that you should not trust Muslims, but I would like to point out that terrorists, such as those who acted in 9/11, were said by some who interacted with them previous to 9/11 noted that they were very polite. So, it seems to me that just because a Muslim acts nice and friendly does not necessarily mean they are not a fundamentalist/extremist/radical. On the other hand, I have also been told that the enemy is not Muslims, but the ideology. Even Muslim terrorists do what they do because they are ultimately trying to get into Heaven.

Jeff said...

thekingpin68,

Thanks for the comments, Russ! Much appreciated.

Greg said...

I think even if 10% of Muslims are considered radical or fundamentalist, that doesn't necessarily mean they're all going to try to kill people. I support the death penalty, for example (and believe that there is NT support for it), but I do not believe I have it in me to actually do the deed, nor the interest to donate money to the penal institutions that perform executions.

I think religion is just an excuse for them. We're fighting an entire culture. They're being brainwashed that the West is evil and wants to take them over. Islam is a product of their violent culture, which in turn, promotes that violence.

Jeff said...

Greg,

I think even if 10% of Muslims are considered radical or fundamentalist, that doesn't necessarily mean they're all going to try to kill people.

From my research, Muslims in countries under Shari'a law believe and are taught from early childhood to hate and kill the Jews at every opportunity. They are taught and firmly believe that the United States is the 'Great Satan' and that Israel is the Little Satan. Their goal is to force the entire world, through the various means of Jihad, to become Muslims. Greg, Saturday night at a church, I saw a movie called "The Third Jihad." It showed scenes from Saudi Arabia. Four young boys were play-acting a beheading. Another scene showed an actual beheading, where a 12-year-old boy cut off the head of an adult man, and then held up the decapitated head proudly. Islam is not just a religion---it is a mindset, a culture, a way of life, and it is a state. In countries under Shari'a law, it controls the government, the clothes you wear, the words you say, what you eat, what the stores are allowed to sell, and every aspect of life. Muhammed is their role model, and he was a pedophile (I've even seen videos, with verses in Arabic which supposedly verified this, where he slept with dead corpses and sucked on the tongues of young boys and did other disgusting things), a murderer, a polygamist, a wife-beater, and many other things. Muslims believe that everything Muhammad did was of Allah. The Qur'an commands that any Muslim who converts to another religion must be killed. In that same video I saw, it showed a woman who was being reprimanded by other women for having her hair showing, and they dragged her into a car and took her away to prison, just because her Muslim dress and scarf were not tied properly. A Muslim man married a 10-year-old girl, and just because she kept running away, he cut off her head, her arms and her legs.

Jeff said...

"
Very few people in the West know what is going on inside the Muslim world and what it portends for them. The fact is that through the dominant media, such as CNN, Americans are subjected to much of the same misinformation with regard to Islam that I grew up with inside the Muslim world. The result is that Americans are in the dark attempting to formulate their strategy of how to defend themselves against the threat of terror, domestic jihad and Sharia. While Americans get ridiculed for being “Islamophobes,” the Muslim world itself is undergoing a huge and painful awakening.
For instance, a prominent Egyptian lawyer and women’s rights activist, Nagla Al Imam, recently announced her conversion to Christianity in Cairo, Egypt. The announcement brought shock waves in and beyond Egypt. This is perhaps the first case ever of its kind, where a Muslim woman, who is also a Sharia expert, has openly challenged Islamic apostasy laws from within the Muslim world.
Ms. Al Imam’s incredible courage was on display in an internet chat room, where she announced that she is not afraid, will stand up for the human rights of apostates and refuses to leave her homeland, Egypt. This was immediately followed by attacks and calls (‘fatwas’) for death of the 36 year-old graduate of Al Azhar Islamic University.
Egyptian media not only reported the threat but also participated in the attacks. Ms. Al Imam was literally entrapped by a TV station ‘Al Mihwar’ with the pretext of inviting her for an interview. Upon arrival to the TV studio she was told the show she was to appear on was cancelled. She was then taken forcibly to a room where she was held against her will for hours inside the studio. She was assaulted, threatened and insulted by several people. She was able to escape, and went to her internet chat room telling the world what happened and said she will demand protection from the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Such action is common not only against apostates but anyone who deviates from the dictates of Islam or demands reform. Many Muslim journalists, intellectuals and feminists who consider themselves Muslims but are critical of Sharia are often intimidated, threatened or even killed for the slightest independent views using the apostasy card to keep them quiet."
From:
NonieDarwish.com: An American woman born muslim in Egypt warns the West of the dangers of Radical Islam and Sharia law.

Jeff said...

"Another recent case in Egypt is that of a brilliant intellectual by the name of Sayed Mahmoud El Qemany. He was recently accused of apostasy even though he denied it on TV and insisted he is still a Muslim. But fatwas of death were immediately issued against him. Mr. El Qemany recently wrote the following:
“I was granted the State Award for Social Sciences, on June 25th 2009. The hard-line radical militant groups considered that the state has adopted this intellectual secular trend
officially, infuriating the mentioned group which called on the State to withdraw the prize with the declaration of my defection from Islam and excommunication which means in our country, I could be slain; any citizen is allowed to kill me and be awarded by God in Paradise.
The following parties have participated in the statements of atonement:
1 - Al-Azhar Scholars Front headed by Yahya Ismail Habloush, which issued the first statement of atonement on July 10, 2009.
2 – The Islamic Group (condemned terrorist group) issued a statement of atonement on July 10, 2009.
3 - The Muslim Brotherhood hailed the atonement, and were presented at the parliament by Hamdi Hassan requesting the withdrawal of the award and the declaration of religious-defection and excommunication on July 7, 2009. The Muslim Brotherhood also declared my excommunication on Mohwar Channel on July 11, 2009 and on Al Faraeen Channel on July 13, 2009.
4 - The Salafi (Fundamentalist) Group (condemned terrorist group) dedicated its Internet site named "The Egyptians" for excommunicating me and incitements to kill me, since the date of obtaining the prize until today.
5 – Al Nas channel, which represents the theoretical side of bloody terrorism which declared excommunication and demanded “all citizens who can” to kill me immediately, on July 24 and 25, 2009.
6 - The Hisbah Sheikh Youssef Al Badri in Egypt declared on the channel "ON TV" on July 3, 2009 that I have cursed God and the Prophet Mohammad in my books even though I have challenged him and others to refer to a single text written by me where such claims were made. Due to this proclamation, he has issued an incitement to kill me.
7 - A member of the Al-Azhar scholars, Sheikh Mohammed El Berry, on Mihwar TV Channel on July 11, 2009 announced my atonement as he also said that he did not read any of my writings since he does not read "garbage”. He repeated the same words on the channel "ON TV" on July 22, 2009.
8 - Sheikh Ali Gomaa, the former Chairman of the “State Religious Affairs Advisory Board”, issued a statement declaring my infidelity and calling for slaying me for "insulting the Prophet of Islam, the God of Islam” on July 24, 2009.
9 - The Sheiks of more than 5000 mosques on Friday prayers on July 24, 2009 declared the incitement to kill me, especially in my hometown, which led to the rampage against my family and relatives, and that could possibly evolve to some serious consequences in the coming weeks."
From:
NonieDarwish.com: An American woman born muslim in Egypt warns the West of the dangers of Radical Islam and Sharia law

Jeff said...

"...Saudi Arabia is spending billions to Islamize the West..."

"The relatively few number of Muslims who dare to convert to Christianity do it in extreme secrecy. That is because the penalty for leaving Islam is death in all schools of Sharia, both Sunni and Shiite. Those who wrote Sharia centuries ago knew that keeping Muslims in total submission would be very difficult to maintain, and thus they established barbaric laws condemning Muslims to death for exercising their basic human rights to choose their own religion. Sharia never entrusted its enforcement only to the formal legal system. Islam promises heavenly rewards to individual Muslims who take the law into their own hands. Sharia also states that the killers of apostates and adulterers are not murderers and therefore are not to be punished. That is why, for Islam to achieve 100% compliance to Sharia enforcement, Muslim individuals are encouraged to take matters into their own hands.
The end result is a chaotic society where everything happens behind closed doors but at a very heavy price to interpersonal relationships. Fear and distrust of others exists in all Muslim societies. Muslims are not just distrustful of the West, but they are distrustful of one another. In Muslim society, people are often more afraid of their neighbors and family members than of the police. Thus, we see husbands or fathers pressured to apply Sharia by killing an adulterous wife or daughter, or a perfect stranger participate in the killing of an apostate in the public square. Very few get arrested or punished for such crimes across the Muslim world. The ingenious Sharia uses vigilante street justice to bring about Islamic submission. That is why civil unrest and honor crimes go wherever Islam goes. The power of Islam comes from turning Muslim against Muslim -- with a reward in heaven.
The above two examples of Islamic tyranny are not unique to Egypt, but exist in all Muslim countries. Islamic tyranny is encapsulated in a law that some Muslims claim to be their religious right in America. Many American citizens who left Islam are living in constant fear from Islamist individuals and groups right here, in the land of the free and home of the brave. I am one of them."
From:
NonieDarwish.com: An American woman born muslim in Egypt warns the West of the dangers of Radical Islam and Sharia law

Jeff said...

September 15 - Girls in Yemen, too young to have children, die trying, as the tradition of child brides persists. Yemen is located on the southern tip of the Arabian Pennisula between Oman and Saudia Arabia. The climate is Yemen is predominantly a desert climate.

In April, an 8-year-old Yemeni girl sought out a judge to file for divorce from a man nearly four times her age. Her lawyer said she was one of thousands of underaged girls who have been forced into marriages in Yemen.

One morning last month, Arwa Abdu Muhammad Ali walked out of her husband’s house and ran to a local hospital, where she complained that he had been beating and sexually abusing her for eight months. What made it even more unusual was that Arwa was 9 years old.

In April, a 10-year-old named Nujood Ali had gone by herself to a courthouse to demand a divorce, generating a landmark legal case.

Pulled out of school and forced to have children before their bodies are ready, many rural Yemeni women end up illiterate and with serious health problems. Their babies are often stunted, too.

Hard-line Islamic conservatives, whose influence has grown enormously in the past two decades, defend it, pointing to the Prophet Muhammad’s marriage to a 6-year-old.

The census report of 1921 showed that there were over 600 brides in India in the age group of one to 12 months (yes, months, not years). And this was not a 'minority problem'; these unfortunate 'brides' belonged to the majority community.

An Islamist party leader has defended child marriages in Indonesia, saying it is normal to marry children as young as 11 or 12.

Sources:

CNN News

New York Times

http://www.islamawareness.net/Marriage/Child/lka.html

http://chinaconfidential.blogspot.com/2008/11/indonesian-islamist-defends-child.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1115624/Its-injustice-NOT-marry-girls-aged-10-says-Saudi-cleric.html

Jeff said...

A Muslim cleric, Pujianto Cahyo Widianto, married a 12-year-old girl, and reportedly has plans to marry another two girls aged nine and seven. He married the girl in the central Java city of Semarang, during an unofficial religious ceremony. Widianto used Islam's Prophet Mohammed's marriage to a six year-old, Aisha, in the 7th century A.D. to justify his actions. The religious cleric and the young girl married in the Islamic ceremony of 'nikah siri.' According to the Indonesian government, a woman can marry from the age of 16 and a man when he reaches the age of 19. The age of sexual consent is 16 years.

"Many parents give their children for marriage when they reach 11 or 12 years of age," Hilman told AKI. "It is a normal practice even if it is in decline. If there is no conflict in the family, we should respect it and give them the opportunity to become a harmonious family."

Ten-year-old girls are ready for marriage, according to Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric. Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al Sheikh, the country's grand mufti, told Al Hayat newspaper that those saying ten or 12-year-old girls are too young to marry are being 'unfair' to them.

Muhammad Ali al-Zahrani, a death-row inmate, married off his 15-year-old daughter to a cell mate who also was sentenced to death. The father’s sentence was carried out July 21, when he was beheaded for killing another man. Pictures of the wedding, held in the prison in Taif for the men, appeared in several newspapers. Media reports said inmates recited poems and delivered speeches in the presence of prison officials. The teenage bride and other women held a separate reception outside the jail. The groom, Awad al-Harbi, and his bride were allowed to spend two nights together in a special prison quarters after the wedding, according to Al-Watan. Al-Harbi told another newspaper, Al-Madina, that his wife was pregnant.

There are no laws in Saudi Arabia defining the minimum age for marriage. Though a woman’s consent is legally required, some marriage officials do not seek it. For example, a father can marry off a 1-year-old girl as long as sex is delayed until she reaches puberty, said one marriage official, Ahmad al-Muabi.

There are no statistics to show how many marriages involving children are performed every year. And it’s also not clear whether these unions are on the rise or whether people are hearing about them more now because of the prevalence of media outlets and easy access to the Internet. But the phenomenon is not new.

Source:

http://sheikyermami.com/2008/08/06/saudi-arabia-never-too-young-to-get-married/

Jeff said...

Personal Failure,

Also, I talk to plenty of Muslims at livemocha.com, and none of them hate American or Americans. They're all very nice. Admittedly, American-hating Muslims probably don't hang out at livemocha.com, but the fact remains that not all Muslims are blood-crazed terrorists.

Whether some Muslims are "nice" or "friendly" or not is not the issue. Many years ago, I had dinner with a Muslim woman, and she was very nice to me (and she did tell me that Muslim women were oppressed). Also, several years ago, I worked at an online flower company, and one of the florists we worked with and did business over the phone with, was owned by a Muslim and his wife. I would talk to them on the phone on a daily basis, especially the wife, and they were both very polite, and the wife was very friendly and very nice.

It is the ideology of Islam, not the Muslim people, generally speaking, that is dangerous and threatening.

Jeff said...

Islam ideology is similar to Nazi ideology in WWII. They both have taught hatred and extermination of Jews. They both have taught world domination. They both have used very similar propaganda techniques. However, Nazi ideology is no longer a threat. Islam is more of a threat than ever, and is increasingly taking over more of the world than Nazi Germany ever did.

thekingpin68 said...

'It is the ideology of Islam, not the Muslim people, generally speaking, that is dangerous and threatening.'

Well stated.

Jeff said...

Thanks, Russ.

Jeff said...

Educate Yourself on Islam blog

Jeff said...

Qur'an:9:88 "The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives in Allah's Cause."

Qur'an:9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."

Qur'an:9:112 "The Believers fight in Allah's Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed."

Qur'an:9:29 "Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission."

Ishaq:325 "Muslims, fight in Allah's Cause. Stand firm and you will prosper. Help the Prophet, obey him, give him your allegiance, and your religion will be victorious."

Qur'an:8:39 "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah."

Qur'an:8:39 "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world)."

Ishaq:324 "He said, 'Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.'"

Fighting is good 47:20

Smite at their necks 47:4, 8:9,12-13,47: 4.

Jizya and subordinate dhimmi (guilty or protected) position 9:29, 9:33

Allah first: 9:33

Jews and Christians cursed: 9:30 Christians, esp hellfire 9:31-2,33-5

Allah curses other Moslems who ignore Mo: 9:107

Those that refuse Jihad will face terrible punishment 9:107

Jihad the best thing you can do 9:41

Those who refuse Jihad aren't believers 9:44-45

Beduins are the worst 9:97

Hypocrits will get nasty punishment 9:73-4

Kill or be killed for Allah 9:111

Beat your wife: 4:34

Unbelievers get out of Arabia 9:1-3 or die 9:4-6

Only conversion to Islam will save you from death 9:6-11

Terror in the hearts of unbelievers 3:151, 7:4-5,8:12,8:60 etc

Marriage ok with non menstruating children 65:4

Woman are a field for men to plow: 2:223

Woman's testimony 2:282

Marry 4 have sex with many 4:3

Woman's inheritance half of a man's 4:11

A rebellious woman can be banished and beaten 4:34

An adulterous woman can be confined to their homes until death 4:15

Amputation for theft 5:38

Ibn ishaq reports that mo particapted in 27 battles

The religion before allah is Islam 3:19 The only true faith in God's sight is Islam

People of the book are wrongdoers: 3:110

Jews and Christians accursed 5:12-16

Don't take Christians as friends 5:51

Jews and Christians are intolerant 2:120; cf 2:135

Imitation of mohamed

March 28, 2003 Pal Sheikh Muhammad Abu A- Hunud

Sept 5 2003 Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris on the Battle of Tabuk

Jews are liars: 3:17,4:46

Jews are cursed 2:61-58, 5:78-82

Jews are Pig and Apes 5:60,2:65,7:166

Jeff said...

Take not Jews or Christians for friends: 5:51, 5:52

5:51. O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust. S P

Send terror to Jews: 5911-17

Divine terror to Jews (Banu Nadir) 59:2-3

Christians and Jews are idolaters 4:51-52

Sabbath breaking Jews are pigs and monkeys: 2:62-65,559-60,7:166

Hate until everyone believes in Islam: 60:1-4

Jeff said...

Free Searchable Qur'an
Put in search terms such as 'kafir,' 'people of the book,' 'Jew,' 'Christian,' 'martyr,' etc.

Jeff said...

The Religion of Peace: In the name of Allah

Jeff said...

"Allah is our objective, the Quran is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, Jihad is our way, and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations."

Credo of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has spawned attacks and numerous subsidiary terrorist organizations

Jeff said...

Arab-American Psychiatrist Wafa Sultan Blasts Islam
Arab-American Psychiatrist Wafa Sultan Blasts Islam, the Prophet Muhammad and Sheik Al-Qaradhawi, and States: When You Criticize Their Prophet, It Is As If You Chopped Off Muslims' Noses

Sultan is a Syrian-American psychiatrist from an Alawi family. She was herself a Sunni Muslim. Well, she was born and raised as one, at any rate. And, unlike many of her sympathizers, she does not hold with the opinion that Islam was "hijacked" by extremists. On the contrary, she says, serious research into the holy texts led to her own personal rejection of the religion. The faith, she says, cannot be reformed, but rather has to be "transformed."

She grew up as a religious girl in Banyias ("a small town on the Mediterranean"), attended medical school in Aleppo, and now lives as a secular American in California, where she settled in 1989, eight months after her husband, and two years before her two elder children (her youngest was born in the US).

Following are excerpts from an interview with Arab-American psychiatrist Wafa Sultan, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on May 29, 2008.

But 1979 was the real turning point of our lives. It was the year I witnessed the murder of a professor of mine. While shooting him, the killers were screaming "Allahu Akbar [God is great]!"

I was in a state of shock. The sound of the bullets became associated in my mind with Allah.

JP: Why was your professor targeted?

For no reason other than belonging to the Allawi sect of Islam - that of the president - while the majority in Syria were Sunnis. And at that time, there was a bloody conflict between the government and the Muslim Brotherhood. But I knew for a fact that he was not involved in politics. I was devastated, and began to question what kind of Allah this is.

JP: Until then, were you and your family devout Muslims?

Oh yes. I had to fast, I had to preach about Islam...

JP: What altered that?

After the trauma of the murder in the name of Allah, I delved into all the Islamic texts - the Koran and the Hadith - carefully studying each, one by one.

Look, the Iraqi woman on the panel [Pascale Warda] told me about a case of a man killed in Iraq for selling ice, since Muhammed didn't use ice. Can you imagine? According to Sharia, selling ice is a crime! She also told me that Iraqis believe that you must not put cucumbers and tomatoes in the same bag, because cucumbers are male and tomatoes are female. This is an example of a dangerous belief system driving bad behavior.

JP: Do you think a "transformation" will be best achieved through the men or the women?

Through the women. Muslim women have everything to gain by a transformed Islam and nothing to lose. They've already lost everything. Muslim men, on the other hand, won't relinquish their powers so easily.

JP: Are Western feminists on your side? I have encountered Americans and Israelis who - when it comes to the rights of women in Arab countries - side with multiculturalism. Has this been your experience as well?

Yes it has. I haven't received the kind of support I expected from women in the US. Recently, I gave a speech at the University of California, and during the question period, an American woman told me she didn't believe the things I was saying about Muslim men's treatment of women. She said: "Muhammed was the first man on earth to give women rights."

I responded, "Would you please tell me what some of those rights are, so I can tell Muslim women to be aware of them?"

She said, "I don't know, but I was invited to a mosque in LA, and that's what the mullah told us."
Can you believe how naive these women are?

Source: The Jerusalm Post www.jpost.com

Jeff said...

Islam in America's public schools: Education or indoctrination?

Islam studies required in California district
Course has 7th-graders memorizing Koran verses, praying to Allah

Jeff said...

Public schools embrace Islam - a shocker

Jeff said...

Spreading Islam in American Public Schools

Jeff said...

Arizona Public Schools Teach Islam

Jeff said...

Public Schools Teach the ABCs of Islam

From the website:
"For instance, did you know that Muslims discovered America? Or that Jerusalem is an Arab city? That's just some of the "history" that students in America's K-12 classrooms have been taught in recent years--with the help of taxpayer money."

Jeff said...

'Evangelical Christians' now thanking Allah
'Islamic Antichrist' author attacks church commitment to Ramadan

Greg said...

Jeff, the link to the Koran is useful; I'll have to check it out, when I have some time.

However, a lot of the links you're posting here are from what I consider dubious sites. I used to visit WorldNetDaily... daily :), but their outrageous articles, combined with the even more outrageous ads (The Cancer Cure Your Doctor Is Not Telling You About), which blend in with the news headlines, making it hard to tell them apart, made that site totally lose credibility in my eyes. A lot of these sites and blogs feed off of the paranoias of their readers, who are quick to believe that there are conspiracy theories around every corner.

I feel like it's the boy crying "Wolf!" Their tabloid-like, sensationalized articles hide the few true news worth reporting.

On the other hand, the mainstream media stays away from this stuff, even if it is true, because it doesn't line up with their secular progressive readership.

We need to be dilligent in getting our news, and cross-reference what we read.

CBN seems borderline believable, but even that article about the Islam-friendly history books seemed cleverly written, to hide the facts. It claimed the 28 books they reviewed were popular, and that they contained 500 errors. But they did not specifically say how many of those errors had anything to with religion, especially Islam, Israel, or Christianity. And the few errors they did mention were either mis-wordings or so totally off-base, no reasonable teacher (much less school district) would teach them.

I'll give you an example myself. My wife homeschools our son, and the history curriculum she picked last year is respected and widely used among Christians. But in browsing one of the main books they used that year, I found an unusual friendliness toward Islam and a very obvious patronizing tone, in general. My wife and I discussed it, and she still used the book, but skipped or rephrased the parts that we didn't agree with. This happens all the time; no such thing as a perfect textbook, in any subject. We just have to have discerning and active hearts and minds.

Greg said...

Making a comment on someone else's blog, I remembered that I've heard multiple times to not trust history books written after the 1960s. That falls right in with that CBN article to referenced.

Still, we need discernment, both in our learning and in our reading of the news.

Jeff said...

Greg,

I feel like it's the boy crying "Wolf!" Their tabloid-like, sensationalized articles hide the few true news worth reporting.

On the other hand, the mainstream media stays away from this stuff, even if it is true, because it doesn't line up with their secular progressive readership.

We need to be dilligent in getting our news, and cross-reference what we read.


Well, I've been doing a lot of research on Islam, honor killings, and killing for apostasy, and I'm also involved with Facebook groups regarding killing for apostasy and the Islamization of America. As far as my posting of links in the comments for this article and my past 4 or 5 articles (earlier and later than this one), I am largely focusing more on collecting as much information as I can and putting it all in one place. If you find any specific statements that you can prove are false, please point them out and show me why they are false. If you have any sources that you find extremely trustworthy that I have not listed, please let me know about them. If a site has some things that are sensationalistic, and other things that are quite accurate, I try to only link to the articles that are accurate. But if you read all the articles that are linked here and in my recent, similar posts, you should get a good overview of what the truth is.

Jeff said...

Greg,

but their outrageous articles, combined with the even more outrageous ads (The Cancer Cure Your Doctor Is Not Telling You About), which blend in with the news headlines, making it hard to tell them apart, made that site totally lose credibility in my eyes.

As you can see, I have not posted any links to 'cancer cures that your doctor is not telling you about,' so, whether that is some ad on their site or some article, I would ignore that kind of stuff and toss it aside, but I don't want to throw out the baby with the bathwater. I use links to sites that may have other information I may not agree with, but the particular article that I linked to, I find truthful (though I admit I may not have read every word of every article of every link I have ever posted, so I'm not going to say that I necessarily agree 100% with every single word of every single article for every single link I've ever posted). Just because I post a link to an article, does not have to mean that I agree 100% with everything that site publishes. If I find a good, helpful article on a Scientology site, or a Catholic site, or a Jewish site, or whatever, just because I don't agree with everything they publish, doesn't mean I can't use some of their articles as sources of information. People can be correct in some areas while being incorrect in other areas.

Jeff said...

Greg,

I remembered that I've heard multiple times to not trust history books written after the 1960s.

Yes, there has been more and more historical revisionism in school history books, and it has gotten worse throughout the years. School history books today are more inaccurate than they were when I was a child. And, even when I was a child, important facts were deliberately removed.

Jeff said...

Greg,

On the other hand, the mainstream media stays away from this stuff, even if it is true, because it doesn't line up with their secular progressive readership.

Much of what the mainstream media publishes, especially concerning the Rifqa Bary case and Islam in general, are lies, half-truths, distortions, and general falsehoods. I do not trust the media to present the truth at all. They are extremely biased, and they have a definite agenda.

Still, we need discernment, both in our learning and in our reading of the news.

Believe me, I have been doing extensive research, and I have learned a lot. And discernment is one of my spiritual gifts, and one of my strong points.

Jeff said...

Accused Terrorist
Wrote School Guidelines with ACLU

Jeff said...

Our Children Lost by a California Judge Ruling

Jeff said...

Greg,

However, a lot of the links you're posting here are from what I consider dubious sites. I used to visit WorldNetDaily... daily :), but their outrageous articles, combined with the even more outrageous ads (The Cancer Cure Your Doctor Is Not Telling You About), which blend in with the news headlines, making it hard to tell them apart, made that site totally lose credibility in my eyes. A lot of these sites and blogs feed off of the paranoias of their readers, who are quick to believe that there are conspiracy theories around every corner.

Regarding WorldNetDaily:

"They broke the story of how one of Barack Obama's presidential campaign bundlers is Jodie Evans – a political ally to Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez, and an advocate for Islamic militants. The article seemed to be well researched, including color photos to back it up. Looking back, WND has many 'scoops.'

Their motto is a "free press for a free people". In the "who's who" section at WND you will see that Joseph Farah is the Editor and CEO.

Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. His latest book is "Stop The Presses: The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution." He also edits the online intelligence newsletter Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, in which he utilizes his sources developed over 30 years in the news business.

Columnists include Melanie Morgan, Phyllis Schlafly, David Limbaugh, Alan Keys, and Ann Coulter, just to name a few.

Speakers and Talk Show Guests include Aaron Klein. Klein is the author of "Schmoozing with Terrorists," has broken many of the top Mideast stories since opening the Jerusalem bureau in February of 2005:

Klein's previous interview subjects have included PLO Leader Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas chief Mahmoud al-Zahar, Albanian Prime Minister Fatos Nano, former Lebanese Prime Minister Michel Aoun, Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard, leaders of the Taliban, Palestinian negotiation minister Saeb Erekat, former Israeli foreign minister Shlomo Ben Ami, worldwide Al-Muhajiroun leader Omar Bakri Muhammad, West Bank Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade leader Ala Senakreh, 2002 siege of the Church of the Nativity leader Jihad Jaara, among many others. Klein also secured the only interview with the families of the three U.S. contractors killed in the 2003 Gaza ambush.

Wow, pretty impressive for a site that has been called 'not reputable' by some. Perhaps readers are turned off by headlines like "Children's hospital launches sex change for kids program - 'This isn't conjecture, it's happening now'. But I challenge you to actually GO READ the article before you judge."
Right Truth

Jeff said...

"
Iranian police to shopkeepers: Tone down those racy mannequins!

Sharia Alert: Yes, even this is a police matter. "Iran police 'target mannequins'," from BBC News, September 22:

Iranian police have warned shopkeepers not to display female mannequins without a hijab, or showing bodily curves, Irna news agency reports.

Display of bow ties and neckties, and the sale of women's underwear by men are also banned, the police said.

The move is part of a crackdown on Western influences and enforcement of dress codes in recent years.

"Un-Islamic behaviour" has been targeted since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first election in 2005.

"Using unusual mannequins exposing body curves and with heads without hijabs [Muslim veils] are prohibited to be used in the shops," police said in a statement carried by Irna.

Correspondents say that in the past such campaigns usually only lasted throughout the summer, but last year's crackdown, including on tight trousers for women, was still continuing in the winter.

Iranians who violate dress codes for the first time are generally cautioned, but repeat offenders can face court action and "guidance classes".

Jihad Watch

Jeff said...

Schoolhouse Shariah
IBD Editorials
Posted 06:53 PM ET


"California's educrats have put out new rules for teaching Islamic studies to seventh-graders in public schools, and they are as biased as ever. They'll also likely spread eastward.

The lesson guidelines adopted by the bellwether state whitewash the violence and oppression of women codified in Islamic law, or Shariah. And they're loaded with revisionist history about the faith.

For example, the suggested framework glorifies Shariah as a liberal reform movement that "rejected" the mistreatment of women that existed in Arabia before Muhammad and his successors conquered the region, according to Accuracy in Academia. The guidelines claim that Islamic law established for the first time that men and women were entitled to equal "respect."

Not so, says Islamic scholar and author Nonie Darwish, who grew up Muslim in Egypt.
"I am shocked that that is what they teach," she said. "Women had more rights in Arabia before Shariah."
In fact, "wife beating is allowed under Shariah" today, she added. "It allows a woman seen without a headdress to be flogged, punishes rape victims, and calls for beheading for adultery."

California's course on world religions also omits Islam's long history of jihadist violence, while portraying Christianity as an intolerant and bloodthirsty faith.

Christianity isn't given equal time, either. It's covered in just two days — as opposed to up to two weeks for Islam — and doesn't involve kids in any role-playing activities like the Islam unit.

Students do get a healthy dose of skepticism about the Christian faith, including a biting history of its persecution of other people.

Islam, in contrast, gets a pass from critical review. Even jihad is presented as an "internal personal struggle to do one's best to resist temptation," not waging holy war.

"California schools are pushing an unbalanced religious agenda that favors Islam and minimizes Christianity and Judaism," Accuracy in Academia warns in its latest Campus Report.

Who helped build the California Education Department's framework for Islamic studies? Islamist "scholars" with the Council on Islamic Education, or CIE, a Saudi-tied activist group.

The consultancy changed its name after former IBD Washington bureau chief Paul Sperry, author of "Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington," exposed that its chief researcher and textbook consultant for years taught social studies at a Saudi madrassa just outside Washington.

(cont.)

Jeff said...

(cont.)

The Islamic Saudi Academy is a breeding ground for terrorists, including the valedictorian-turned-al-Qaida agent recently sentenced to life for plotting to assassinate President Bush.

Recently, Fox News reported that the head of CIE — now known as the Institute on Religion and Civic Values — misled California education authorities about his academic credentials. For one, Shabbir Mansuri never received a USC degree in chemical engineering as he has claimed, Fox says.

The group's Web site no longer includes the claim. These are the folks who are teaching your children about Islam in public schools. Parents have protested, even sued, but to no avail.

For example, parents of seventh-graders in the San Francisco area, who after 9/11 were taught pro-Islamic lessons as part of California's world history curriculum, sued under the First Amendment ban on religious establishment.

They argued, reasonably, that the government was promoting Islam by mandating that their kids participate in Muslim role-playing exercises such as designing prayer rugs, taking an Arabic name and essentially "becoming a Muslim" for two full weeks.

Children also were told to recite aloud Muslim prayers that begin with "In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful," and memorize the Muslim profession of faith: "Allah is the only true God, and Muhammad is his messenger."

But a federal judge appointed by President Clinton told parents in so many words to get over it, that the state was merely teaching kids about another "culture."

California's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision, ruling that it was OK to put public-school kids through Muslim role-playing exercises.

The decision was a major victory for the multiculturalists and Islamic apologists in California and across the country who've never met a culture or religion they didn't like — with the exception of Western civilization and Christianity.

You can't teach the Ten Commandments in public schools. But teaching the five pillars of Islam is A-OK."

Jeff said...

Dallas bomber: "We shall attack them in their very homes"

Raw text from the criminal complaint against Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, from Scribd:

"I truly say it that my dream is to be among God's soldiers, first for the support of Islam and my beloved Sheik Usama, may God give him long life. I don't know what is in me, but I love him as I love my father. I don't want to add to this.

Now, my brother, the point is that thousands of Muslims have been killed at the hand of Jews -- the dogs -- and the silent disloyal backsliders. Those are the Arab kings and, God willing, their end will be the hanging rope and hell.

Their silence and fight against the Sheik mean that they are backsiders along with the enemy in a world plan to destroy Islam, Muslims, and to seize their lands for the benefit of the Jews and for the love of infidelity.

By God who created me, there will not be a retreat at all, even if they take me to Guantanamo for the rest of my life. I will never forget Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, or any land where the call of, 'there is no God but God, Muhammad is God's Messenger' is raised.

Who will assist the brothers, the infants, the women who became widows and their orphan children? Who would return these lands before religion and blessing disappear? Who would cause these tyrants to fall?

In the name of God, the Gracious and Merciful, this is my vow to you, my brother, that I am ready. And if you were a lover of Jihad as I am, then, by God, I am ready for the Jihadi life. What you will see of me will please you and your commander.

The reign is only for the living and powerful God. I ask Him that he would be our Caliph and Ruler."

[...]

"My brother in God, God and His angels are with us. With the permission of the Almighty Lord of the Worlds, we will have victory and allies from God Almighty. He is the powerful and helpful. Victory is coming, is coming to defeat the Romans [i.e., Christians] and for the destruction of the Jews. God is Most Great. We shall attack them in their very homes. Brother, by God, we shall attack them in a manner that hurts, an attack that shakes the world. Oh Brother, let the backsliders know that the time for their destruction has come."

Jeff said...

Man arrested in alleged attempt to bomb Dallas skyscraper

Jordanian man arrested in Dallas in attempt to bomb downtown skyscraper. A very similar case to that which occurred earlier in the day in Illinois.

Jeff said...

Muslim charged with plotting to blow up Illinois federal courthouse

Apparently another Misunderstander of Islam, and a freelance jihadist. Why did he think it would be a good thing to blow up the Federal Building, and where did he get this idea? "Man accused of plotting to bomb Springfield courthouse," from Chicago Breaking News, September 24:

A Decatur man was charged today with plotting to blow up the federal courthouse in Springfield, but the charges make it clear that authorities were on to him from the start and that he was dealing with an undercover federal agent posing as an Al Qaeda operative.

Michael Finton, also known as Talib Islam, was charged with attempting to murder federal employees and to use an explosive against the Paul Findley Federal Building, according to a federal complaint.

An affidavit filed in the case states that members of an FBI-led task force began investigating Finton, a restaurant worker who converted to Islam in prison, after hearing from his parole officer. A search of his vehicle after his arrest in 2007 on a parole violation allegedly turned up letters mentioning martyrdom and purported contact with John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban," who was captured in Afghanistan.

The FBI had a drug informant become friendly with Finton, according to the complaint. The informant told agents Finton had talked about wanting to get terror training and to fight in Gaza against the Israelis. Agents then worked to set up an "opportunity for action that we controlled," began recording contacts with him and put him in touch with an undercover agent who told Finton he was an al-Qaeda operative.

In a July conversation, Finton allegedly told the agent he was considering attacks on "government buildings, banks and police stations." His hope was that an attack would cause the U.S. military to withdraw from conflicts overseas.

"Finton said attacking the FBI office would be great, because he had no love for the police, so that would not bother him a bit," according to the affidavit. He allegedly proposed bombing the federal building in Springfield with a backpack bomb or an explosive in a vehicle in July.

In August, the agent allegedly told Finton the plan had been approved by his purported supervisors in al-Qaeda and had Finton make a videotaped message that supposedly was to be shown to organization leaders including Osama bin-Laden.

Finton, who made statements acknowledging he knew everyone in the Paul Findley Federal Building would be killed, allegedly met up with the agent on Wednesday, believing he would be carrying out a mass-casualty bomb attack against the building....

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/09/muslim-charged-with-plotting-to-blow-up-illinois-federal-courthouse.html

Jeff said...

New York jihad suspect "purchased unusually large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and acetone from beauty supply stores in the Denver metropolitan area"

"Court documents say Zazi sent text messages to the others, "each communication more urgent in tone than the last - seeking to correct mixtures of ingredients to make explosives."

But hang on. Surely we'll all hear soon enough how this was "taken out of context." "The Beauty Parlor Bomb Plan; Massive Terror Plot Alleged," by Brian Ross and Richard Esposito for ABC News, September 24:

The accused al Qaeda bomb maker from Denver planned to use chemicals and hair care products he bought at beauty parlor supply stores to build a series of devastating bombs, according to a federal indictment made public today of 24-year old Najibullah Zazi.

According to court documents, Zazi "purchased unusually large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and acetone from beauty supply stores in the Denver metropolitan area."

Former FBI agent Brad Garrett, now an ABC News consultant, said the alleged plot is "probably one of the more significant cases that the bureau has investigated since 9/11."

"You're talking about subway stations, public places where potentially thousands of people could be killed," said Garrett. "And in addition to that, when you add multiple locations, you're talking about potentially a horrendous number of people dying."

The chemicals in the products matched those listed in nine pages of hand written bomb-making instructions Zazi received when he attended an al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan late last year, according to officials.

The court documents filed today say other individuals traveled with Zazi to Pakistan.

"We believe any imminent threat arising from this case has been disrupted," said attorney general Eric Holder in a prepared statement. "We are investigating a wide range of leads," he added.

Liquid Developer Clairoxide, Ms. Kay's Liquid 40 Volume and Ion Sensitive Scalp Developer were among the products the government said Zazi and other un-named coconspirators purchased this summer.

An employee at one beauty product supply store told ABCNews.com that FBI agents had shown a photo spread of three men with beards and two young, blond-haired women. One of the men was recognized as Zazi, said the employee who asked that her name not be used.

Authorities say Zazi and the other alleged terrorists actually tried to mix the chemicals at a hotel suite Zazi rented in the Denver suburb of Aurora on Sept. 6 and 7.

Court documents say Zazi sent text messages to the others, "each communication more urgent in tone than the last - seeking to correct mixtures of ingredients to make explosives."

Officials told ABCNews.com that one of Zazi's text messages included the phrase, "the wedding cake is ready," which authorities believe was a code indicating the plot was nearing the attack phase....

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/09/new-york-jihad-suspect-purchased-unusually-large-quantities-of-hydrogen-peroxide-and-acetone-from-be.html

Jeff said...

Further remarks at the Former Muslims United presser

Remarks during the question-and-answer session:

Nonie says that she hopes that the Left as well as the Right will take up the cause of the apostates.

Ibn Warraq says that the Left tends to side with the Islamists. Liberals tend to be more politically correct, but many on the Right, religious conservatives, tend to be wary of criticizing somebody else's religion. So both sides downplay the danger of creeping Sharia and the Islamization of the West. We need to educate the political class on both sides.

Nonie says that she believes that there is a huge number of Muslims who don't practice Islam anymore. Ibn Warraq cites an article by Anthony Browne in the Times of London (2005), saying that 200,000 Muslims have left Islam in England alone, and face persecution and death threats. In France the churches keep figures of the number of people who convert from Islam to Christianity, about 200 a year. In Indonesia, many Hindus -- several hundred thousand -- who had converted to Islam were converting back.

Nonie says there are TV shows beaming into the Arab world promoting Christianity. People call in from places like Saudi Arabia saying they left Islam. But if you're in Saudi Arabia, what can you do? You can't go to church, you can't have a Bible, you can't hand on your Christian faith to your children, so what can you do?

Mr. Ali from Saudi Arabia has agreed to sign the pledge calling for an end to the death penalty for apostasy, the pledge being circulated by Former Muslims United. Ibn Warraq says that they're going to post two videos on YouTube -- an atheist filming in Mecca and an imam saying that atheism is growing in Saudi Arabia. At least ten people in Riyadh have proclaimed their atheism.

Nonie says that Islam is very threatened by other religions. In mosques she grew up hearing prayers, "May God destroy the Jews and the infidels." This is how we used to end our religious service. When you grow up with this, it can even sound normal, and good and holy.

We are trying to alert the government to our plight. I received many hate emails, and threatening emails, and I called the FBI. They were very understanding, and took copies, but that was it. So we are living in America, with books being sold and read in mosques encouraging people to kill us. It is not solely taught in the Middle East. It is taught in every religious institution. This is serious. We are in fear for our lives. We are asking the government for help. We are very vulnerable. We are asking for some kind of legislation that will help protect us. It is a very unique thing. There isn't any other religion on earth that demands the murder of those who leave it except the Mafia. But at least you enter the Mafia willingly and voluntarily. In Islam, you're born into it. The threat crosses borderlines. Salman Rushdie is not Iranian. He was not born in Iran. The threat is an international network of tyranny against us, and it's coming to a neighborhood near you.

I don't understand how anyone can not believe Rifqa Bary. She is 17 years old. She is obviously a very sweet young girl. Her fear is in my opinion 100% true. The Islamic legal system is against her. Even if her father and mother are the nicest people, they are under pressure from the Islamic community to do something about their child. She has crossed the line. They will never allow her to live as a Christian. It's impossible! It's not allowed under Islam! I wonder: if this girl was a Mormon, or a Jewish girl running for her life, I wonder if the government would be siding against her. We must not be afraid of Islam.

(cont.)

Jeff said...

(cont.)

Islam is a very political religion. Islam is a state. That is why they are always counting the number of Muslim congressmen, and trying to increase the number of Muslim representatives. Islam is political, and is determined to conquer. Fast during Ramadan, pray five times a day, go to Hajj, and listen to us and do what we say. There is an underground Muslim organization in every Muslim state threatening the Muslim ruler with death if he does not adhere to Sharia. Reformers, those who try to bring democracy, are automatically apostate. If you're a good Muslim and you follow Sharia, you have to follow all of it. You can't pick and choose.

Jamal Jivanjee, a friend of Rifqa Bary, says he is frustrated that the media won't tell the stories of apostates. Rifqa is 17. She could speak for herself. Why won't the mainstream media let apostates tell their stories? Nonie answers that people think we're exaggerating, when we tell them that Islam teaches that apostates must be killed. Many people think Rifqa is exaggerating and that she just ran away because she wanted to be free or something. Americans don't know so much about Islam and the Middle East conflict. They think terrorism against Israel started with the "occupation." I saw terrorism against Israel as a child in Gaza, long before the apostates. When I was growing up, I thought it was all normal. I thought that apostates were justly killed. I thought it was normal that a woman who was no longer a virgin would be killed in an honor killing. I changed because I saw a better way of living. I learned. I became an American. I used to think that apostates deserved to be killed. It's Allah's law. Now I think back and wonder, how could I have ever believed these things? I was indoctrinated. I went to school and was taught to hate the Jews, and that Jews must be killed, and I believed it. And now I see these things coming to America. Apostate killing is here. Honor killing is here. Antisemitism is here.

I was an antisemite. I was taught to hate Jews even though we never saw them. America changed me. Once I said to the sheikh that I felt compassion for the many poor people I saw in Egypt, but he told me that they were poor because Allah wanted them to be poor. I see so much cruelty and dysfunction in Islamic society. Muslims don't worship only God; they worship their leaders. The system promotes dictatorships and tyranny.

I came to America and I was surprised that the churches didn't end their prayers with curses of the non-Christians. I was surprised that the priest prayed for everyone, even the nonbelievers. But it took me a long time to figure it out. Too long. Rifqa Bary -- this girl figured it out at seventeen. I figured it out at 47.

I asked Nonie just now about the claim, just posted by our friend Abdullah Mikhail, from Dr. Jamal Badawi that "there are scholars who distinguish between apostasy on a personal level, which is not punishable by death, and apostasy that is accompanied by what we call today high treason, in which case the punishment is for high treason, not for apostasy." She read a fatwa from Al-Azhar saying that an ex-Muslim living in Germany had to be killed -- this fatwa contradicted Badawi's claim, as the ex-Muslim in Germany was in no way committing treason against any state. Apostasy is punishable by death in Islamic law, and not just for treason.

Nonie says that it is very dangerous to believe anyone who claims to be an apostate, because terrorists will come in to the organization and infiltrate it. Nonie also, in response to a question, explains that Reliance of the Traveller -- Umdat al-Salik -- contains detailed directives regarding the killing of apostates. It is certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sharia. Meanwhile, it is all one-sided. Muslims have total access to the West, and can preach and spread Islam, but we cannot build churches, etc., in Muslim lands. We are going to see majority-Muslim areas in Europe and there will be violence there as there is now in Chechnya and Israel.

Jeff said...

"In Islam there is no racism, we only hate kufar (non-Muslims)"

"Thus spake the jihadist who admitted to planning attacks in Canada. He also said non-Muslims "don't have Islam. They're the most filthiest people." Where would he get an idea like that? Why, the Qur'an:

Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings. (98:6)

An update on this story. "Toronto terror participant hated non-Muslims, court told," by Stewart Bell for the National Post, September 23 (thanks to Sounder):

BRAMPTON, Ont. -- A Toronto man who admitted Wednesday he was a member of a terrorist group that planned attacks in Canada was caught on police wiretaps saying he hated non-Muslims.

Ali Mohamed Dirie, a Canadian born in Somalia, called white people the "number 1 filthiest people on the face of the planet. They don't have Islam. They're the most filthiest people."

He added that: "In Islam there is no racism, we only hate kufar (non-Muslims)."

The 26-year-old was one of 18 Toronto-area men charged in 2006 in connection with a plot to attack targets in southern Ontario in order to terrorize Canadians into withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, in a Brampton courtroom, Dirie acknowledged he had obtained handguns and ammunition in the United States, knowing they were for the terrorist group's ringleader, who followed "an extremist interpretation of Islam."

For almost two hours, the Crown read a 28-page statement of facts before Justice Bruce Durno. When he had finished, Dirie, dressed in a grey hoody, baggy jeans and a blue skullcap, was asked if he thought it was accurate.

"Yes, I do," he said.

Dirie has pleaded guilty to participating in the activities of a terrorist group. A second charge of committing an offence for a terrorist group was stayed.

The Crown and defence have agreed on a seven-year sentence, but disagree over how much credit he deserves for the time has already spent behind bars.

Crown prosecutor Clyde Bond wants him to serve two more years, while the defence wants him to be released at his sentencing next Friday...."

Jeff said...

Muslim 'apostates' in U.S. ask for protection

Jeff said...

Prosecutor: Terror plot focus was 9/11 anniversary
By IVAN MORENO and P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press Writers The Associated Press
Friday, September 25, 2009 6:56 PM EDT


"DENVER (AP) — An Afghan immigrant was on the verge of unleashing a terrorist attack on New York City on the Sept. 11 anniversary but was scared off after drawing suspicion from police, prosecutors said Friday as they provided new details about how far along the plot was.

Najibullah Zazi, 24, was stopped by police on Sept. 10 as he entered the city, and he dropped his plans for an attack once he realized that law enforcement was onto him.

Zazi was sent to New York on Friday by federal marshals to face charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in a plot law enforcement has said was focused on blowing up commuter trains.

"The evidence suggests a chilling, disturbing sequence of events showing the defendant was intent on making a bomb and being in New York on 9/11, for purposes of perhaps using such items," federal prosecutor Tim Neff told a judge in arguing for Zazi's transfer to New York.

Prosecutors said Zazi received explosives training from al-Qaida in Pakistan and returned to the U.S. bent on building a bomb.

Over the summer, he and three associates went from one beauty-supply store to another in a Denver suburb buying chemicals to make explosives like those that killed dozens of people in transit bombings in London and Madrid, investigators said.

At least three and possibly more of his accomplices remain at large, and investigators have been fanning out across New York in pursuit of suspects. Authorities have also issued a flurry of terrorism warnings for sports complexes, hotels and transit systems.

A law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said associates of Zazi visited Colorado to help him buy the chemicals using stolen credit cards before returning to New York.

Another law enforcement official said that authorities had been especially worried about Zazi's Sept. 10 visit to the city because it coincided with a visit by President Barack Obama. Police considered arresting him right away. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation continues."

Jeff said...

Grade Seven
History-Social Science Content Standards


"Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.

1. Identify the physical features and describe the climate of the Arabian peninsula, its relationship to surrounding bodies of land and water, and nomadic and sedentary ways of life.
2. Trace the origins of Islam and the life and teachings of Muhammad, including Islamic teachings on the connection with Judaism and Christianity.
3. Explain the significance of the Qur'an and the Sunnah as the primary sources of Islamic beliefs, practice, and law, and their influence in Muslims' daily life.
4. Discuss the expansion of Muslim rule through military conquests and treaties, emphasizing the cultural blending within Muslim civilization and the spread and acceptance of Islam and the Arabic language.
5. Describe the growth of cities and the establishment of trade routes among Asia, Africa, and Europe, the products and inventions that traveled along these routes (e.g., spices, textiles, paper, steel, new crops), and the role of merchants in Arab society.
6. Understand the intellectual exchanges among Muslim scholars of Eurasia and Africa and the contributions Muslim scholars made to later civilizations in the areas of science, geography, mathematics, philosophy, medicine, art, and literature."

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MSNBC:

Report: Troubling texts at Va. Islamic school
The books say it’s OK for Muslims to kill adulterers and converts

Associated Press:
"McLEAN, Va. - Textbooks at a private Islamic school in northern Virginia teach students that it is permissible for Muslims to kill adulterers and converts from Islam, according to a federal investigation released Wednesday.

Other passages in the school's textbooks state that "the Jews conspired against Islam and its people" and that Muslims are permitted to take the lives and property of those deemed "polytheists."

The passages were found in selected textbooks used during the 2007-08 school year by the Islamic Saudi Academy, which teaches 900 students in grades K-12 at two campuses in Alexandria and Fairfax and receives much of its funding from the Saudi government."

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BNET:

Course in Islam angers parents: California middle school has students role-playing and dressing as Muslims

"A course about Islam taught at California public middle schools has come under fire after parents have learned that students wear Muslim robes, adopt Islamic names and stage make-believe pilgrimages to Mecca to learn about the faith. In one case, students in San Luis Obispo pretended to be warriors fighting for Islam, an activity that, critics argue, does not belong in a public-school classroom. "We could never teach Christianity like this," says one parent who did not want to be identified because her son is a student at one of the schools.

As a result, one parent has filed a complaint against the San Luis 0bispo School District, contending that the schools do not give as much instruction time when it comes to other religions, such as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. "A lot of it is a desire to overly compensate in the name of political correctness and sensitivity" says Brad Dacus, chief counsel with the Pacific Justice Institute, a nonprofit legal-defense organization representing the parents. "It's outrageous"

The course on Islam is one of 11 units of a social-studies class called World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times, taught all over California. The class is included in the state's curriculum standards, approved in 1998. The standards outline which subjects should be taught at specific grade levels so schools can keep track of the topics included in tests. They do not tell teachers how to teach the classes. Rather, teachers are encouraged to develop the lesson plans themselves, says spokesman Doug Stone of the California Board of Education."

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America’s Secret Madrassas

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Class Schedule for Muslim Class taught at George Mason University

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Fox News:

Critic Says Islamic Extremism Gets Whitewashed in American Textbooks

"NEW YORK — An education expert is warning that some American textbooks present a biased view of Islam and offer a sugarcoated picture of Islamic extremism, a trend that has parents worried about what's being taught in public schools.

In numerous history textbooks, "key subjects like jihad, Islamic law, the status of women are whitewashed," said Gilbert T. Sewall, director of the American Textbook Council, an independent group that reviews history books and other education materials.

Cindy Ross, the mother of a junior high school student in Marin County, Calif., said she couldn't believe her eyes when she read her son's textbook last school year.

"I was very shocked by what I saw, looking through the book," she said — shocked at how Islam was portrayed in her son's seventh grade history text.

"What did strike me was that all the other religions seemed to be lumped together, where there is an inordinate emphasis on Islam specifically," Ross said.

Sewall claims that publishers have been pressured by Islamic activists to portray the religion in the most favorable light, while Islamic terrorism is downplayed or glossed over.

"The picture is incomplete ... and the reason for this is that publishers are afraid of the Islamist activists. They don't want trouble," he told FOX News.

Sewall, who authored a report on how textbooks teach and present Islam, singled out one book that he said failed to explain what the story of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

In a section discussing Islamic fundamentalism, the textbook "World History: The Modern World," published by Prentice Hall, omits direct mention of the 9/11 hijackers' religion, referring to the 19 Islamic fundamentalists as "teams of terrorists."

"On the morning of September 11, 2001," the book reads, "teams of terrorists hijacked four airplanes on the East Coast. Passengers challenged the hijackers on one flight, which they crashed on the way to its target. But one plane plunged in to the Pentagon in Virginia, and two others slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. More than 2,500 people were killed in the attacks.

In his report on the text, Sewall called the passage "dismaying" in its flatness and brevity. "In terms of content, so much is left unanswered. Who were the teams of terrorists and what did they want do to? What were their political ends? Since 'The Modern World' avoids any hint of the connection between this unnamed terrorism and jihad," he wrote, "why September 11 happened is hard to understand."

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"But Muslim advocacy groups say students need to learn more about Islam to correct misconceptions and help turn away a wrongheaded focus on extremism.

"It's wrong to show an entire faith community from the lens of a small extremist community, which is really a fringe. It's a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the Muslim community, and that's not how Muslims want to be framed," said Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement.

"I think there is an unbalanced portrayal of Islam seen mostly through a political lens, but that is not the reality of who a majority of Muslims are," she told FOX News.

Khan said when it comes to teaching about Islam, "I think the more important issue is American values of tolerance, respect and mutual understanding," which can best be imparted with accurate information about the religion.

But the content of those religious lessons also has Sewall concerned, particularly on the controversial topic of jihad.

Sewall says the violent aspects of Islamic jihad are glossed over and that it is presented as an internal struggle or a fight for protection in books like "History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond," published by the Teachers Curriculum Institute.

"Jihad is defined as a struggle within each individual to overcome difficulties and strive to please god. Sometimes it may be a physical struggle for protection against enemies," the book reads, noting that Islam teaches "that Muslims should fulfill jihad with the heart, tongue and hand. Muslims use the heart in their struggle to resist evil."

It's a lesson that Sewall says needs to change.

"What is frustrating is that repeatedly the textbook publishers have been called on their bias on the sunny, doctored view of Islam" but have refused to balance their books, he said.

None of the textbook publishers contacted by FOX News regarding their books responded to requests for statements or interviews.

Parent Cindy Ross told FOX News she is concerned that unpleasant facts are being ignored for the sake of political correctness in her son's textbooks.

"When you are talking about a history textbook, that is supposed to be talking about historical facts and they are talking about jihad in terms of spiritual terms ... I think it would be completely inappropriate for a public school."

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VIDEO: Islam in the Classroom

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American Thinker, Sept. 25, 2009: US Public Schools Teaching Children Pro-Islamic Propaganda

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Islamic terrorism: a result of what is being taught at madrassas

"Beirut (AsiaNews) -- Terrorism is not the unexpected result of Islam, but the direct result of what is being taught at madrassas, traditional schools. And not only because many schools give training in terrorism and guerrilla warfare, but mainly because they educate in fundamentalism. They depict religion as the solution to any problem and look at the world and the West in an intransigent and radical way, through which the only solution is jihad, the destruction of the West and all that seems to conspire against religion."

"There are two problems in Islamic teaching: in the first place, there is no recognized central authority. Not even Al Ahzar, Cairo's illustrious university, is recognized by everyone. Thus imams and muftis (those who declare fatwas, juridical rulings) exist by the thousands. One has but to study a bit of Koran to claim status as a mufti. At one time, 30 years ago, this was not the case: each country had at most one mufti recognized by the entire nation. Instead, today, all imams claim to be muftis and each have their own followers.

The other problem is the teaching done by the ulemas (scholars, men of learning). In actual fact, these ulemas are "men of learning" only in one limited field: they have learned the Koran by heart, they have learned the thousands of sayings attributed to Mohammad; they have memorized thousands of the juridical rulings of a large number of imams. But they have never studied math, sociology, psychology, foreign literature, they are not able to read a book in a Western language. History is limited to the Islamic world; religions are studied only as a function of how to respond if Islam is criticized. It is a kind of study which is very restricted and closed in on itself. Al Ahzar University itself and all others in the world are characterized by this closed quality. They are therefore unable to analyze Western cultures, unable to understand situations that are different from those where Islam makes up the majority. And, in the end, they are unable to understand the world of Muslim Europe: their criteria are valid only for an Islamic world where everyone is Muslim. They are able to understand only this type of medieval situation. They cannot understand a secular society like Turkey. They wish therefore to label everything as Islamic: banks, politics, science, medicine etc."

"This explains why young people, educated within modernity, carried out terrorist acts in London. Most of them were and are normal youths, born in Great Britain. Then, inner troubles took them within range of those who preach fundamentalism. From Great Britain, they went to Pakistan to be educated in a madrassa (school). Essentially, they were trained in fundamentalism. Everyone says: it's their right. But by analyzing this classical Muslim teaching, one can see that terrorism stems right from the type of education offered by these madrassas.

I repeat: terrorism stems from the type of education that they give -- traditional Muslim religious teaching, which is the most wide-spread."

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Counter Jihad: News for Infidels

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Anti-MSM-News

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Muslims
Against Sharia: Islamic Reform Movement

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Hamas TV show teaches kids to kill Jews

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Islam: What the West Needs to Know - FULL LENGTH ENGLISH VERSION

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Middle East and Terrorism

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In Germany It Is Better to Be a Muslim than a Baptist

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Center for the Study of Political Islam

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Political Islam

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AUDIO Lectures: Foundational Lectures on Political Islam by Bill Warner

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From the Qur'an:
(At-Tawbah 9:5)
Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islâmic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikûn (see V.2:105) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give Zakât, then leave their way free. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

(At-Tawbah 9:29)
Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

(At-Tawbah 9:111)
Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success.

From the Hadiths:
Sahih Bukhari Book 52:177
Narrated Abu Huraira: 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 Bukhari Book 8:387
Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."

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Sahih Muslim Book 1:33
It has been narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. 'Umar that 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, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.

Sahih Muslim Book 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. I again asked: Who is the slave whose emancipation is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: One who is valuable for his master and whose price is high. I said: If I can't afford to do it? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Help an artisan or make anything for the unskilled (labourer). I (Abu Dharr) said: Messenger of Allah, you see that I am helpless in doing some of these deeds. He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Desist from doing mischief to the people. That is the charity of your person on your behalf.

Sahih Muslim Book 20:4645
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Sa'id Khudri that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said (to him): Abu Sa'id, whoever cheerfully accepts Allah as his Lord, Islam as his religion and Mubammad as his Apostle is necessarily entitled to enter Paradise. He (Abu Sa'id) wondered at it and said: Messenger of Allah, repeat it for me. He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa'id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!

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What Islam teaches about terrorism.

From the Qur'an:
(Aali Imran 3:151)
We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allâh, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong­doers).

(Al-Anfal 8:12)
(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes."

From the Hadiths:
Sahih Bukhari Book 52:220
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).

There is no abstract war against "terrorism".
Our war is with an ideology that teaches hatred
and violence and uses terrorism as a tactic. Islam is such an ideology.

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Important terms to know:

Naskh-(abrogation) system of Quranic interpretation where new verses override previous verses.

From the Qur'an:
(An-Nahl 16:101)
And when We change a Verse [of the Qur'ân, i.e. cancel (abrogate) its order] in place of another, and Allâh knows the best of what He sends down, they (the disbelievers) say: "You (O Muhammad ) are but a Muftari! (forger, liar)." Nay, but most of them know not.

(Al-Baqarah 2:106)
Whatever a Verse (revelation) do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it. Know you not that Allâh is able to do all things?

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Islamic ideology is an information control cult, like Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons and the Church of Scientology. Information control cults usually have certain terms to describe materials that are hostile to their religion. The buzzword for Catholics is "Protestant teaching". The buzzword for Jehovah’s Witnesses is "Babylon teaching" or "apostate materials." Jehovah's Witnesses will also not accept any written materials that are not published by the Watchtower. The Mormon church (Latter-Day Saints) also exercises strict, totalitarian control over its members. Scientology does the same, and there have been death threats against those who have left Scientology. Notice the similarities, for example, between the statements below:

Jehovah's Witnesses

- 1983: "Avoid independent thinking...questioning the counsel that is provided by God's visible organization." (Watchtower, Jan. 15, 1983 pg. 22)

- "Have No Dealings With Apostates, ... For example, what will you do if you receive a letter or some literature, open it, and see right away that it is from an apostate? Will curiosity cause you to read it, just to see what he has to say? You may even reason: `It won't affect me; I'm too strong in the truth. And besides, if we have the truth, we have nothing to fear. The truth will stand the test.' In thinking this way, some have fed their minds upon apostate reasoning and have fallen prey to serious questioning and doubt." (Watchtower, March 15, 1986 p12)

Islam

- "O ye who believe! Ask not questions about things which if made plain to you, may cause you trouble. Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account lost their faith." (Surah 5:101-102).

- "The Holy Prophet himself forbade people to ask questions ...so do not try to probe into such things." (The Meaning of the Qur'an, Maududi, vol. III, pgs. 76-77)

- "The prophet was asked about things which he did not like, and when the questioner insisted, the Prophet got angry. (vol. 1, no. 92) The Prophet got angry and his cheeks or his face became red. (vol. 1, no. 91) "Allah has hated you...[for] asking too many questions." (vol. 2, no. 555; and vol. 3, no. 591, Bukhari's Hadith commenting on Muhammad’s reaction to hostile questioners.)

Muslims are forbidden to question the Islamic faith, and are expected to accept its truthfulness blindly, without investigation. Asking too many questions can get you into very serious trouble.

Although Muslims in the Western world will claim Islam is an open religion, the fact remains that they contradict the actions of their brethren in Muslim-controlled nations. In other words, actions speak louder than words! If Islam is such an open religion, why are Christians (as well as other non-Muslims) harassed and murdered in all countries where Muslims are in control of the civil governments?

This was the first reaction people had to Muhammad's new religion:

"This [Islam] is nothing but a lie which he [Muhammad] has forged, and other have helped him do it... Fairy tales of the ancients, which he has caused to be written; and they are dictated before him morning and evening." (Surah 25:4-5)