Friday, January 29, 2010

Comparing Islam to Christianity, Part 2

The absolute oneness of Allah is primary to Muslims. The greatest sin is to associate any partner with him. The sin is called shirk. Muhammad’s message, advocating one God, was courageous, because idolatry was the established religion of Arabia. Muhammad challenged this system, and finally prevailed with the message of monotheism. Islam is rooted in this commitment to the belief in one God.

The Bible teaches that God is one, but His is a complex unity, not just a simple unit. He is completely unique---a personal God Who existed in relationship from eternity.

In Islam, Allah is transcendent and cannot be compared to humans or any other created thing. Allah’s character and attributes are revealed through his 99 Arabic names, the two most common being “The Merciful” and “The Compassionate.” Allah is never described in Islam by using human family terms such as “father” or “son.” In the Qur’an, he reveals his will for mankind to obey, not his person for mankind to relate with and know.

In the Bible, which is the Christian’s authority, the Scriptures reveal God as the ultimate Father, in name, character, and person, but always as the Creator, never with sexual references. God is called “Father” in a spiritual sense, not in a literal, biological sense. God also reveals Himself as the Eternal Word, Who became flesh when the Holy Spirit overshadowed the Virgin Mary and conceived Jesus, the Messiah, Who is also called the Son of God in the Bible. In His teaching, Jesus further reveals God the Holy Spirit, Who was sent by the Father and Himself. The Bible presents a mystery of three Persons revealed as one God. Although the world “Trinity” is not in the Bible (just as the word tawhid, which means the unity of God, is not in the Qur’an), the term captures biblical truths about God. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are God, not just three parts of God or three names for the same person. Not a council of gods, but a supreme, unique Being Who is different from (and above) every creature, Who exists as a tri-unity of Persons. God exists as one Being Who is three Persons. People do not exist in this way; only God exists in this way.

In Islam, Allah creates and sustains all life, spiritual and material. His will is absolute and cannot be questioned by his creation. He is the final judge, without a mediator. The best chance on Judgment Day is for those who live lives of righteousness and submission to Allah’s will---Insha Allah (God willing).

The Bible says, “God is Love.” This love existed from eternity as the Father loved the Son, even before the foundation of the world. God’s love is expressed through creation. God does not simply choose to love; His love chooses to act. “God so loved the world that He gave His Son…” (John 3:16)

Most Muslims consider Christians to be polytheists (people who believe in many gods) because of the Trinity. A popular misunderstanding of the Trinity is that Christians believe that a Father God had sex with a Mother God (Mary) to produce their “Son of God.” No Christian believes this. Educated Muslims understand this false Trinity is not what Christians believe, but they still do not understand how the math can show God’s unity. To them, it is simple: 1+1+1=3; Father + Son + Holy Spirit = Three Gods. But this is not what Christians believe, either.

Rather than using an analogy of adding units (1+1+1=3), the Trinity has been explained as multiplied wholeness (1x1x1=1). The Bible says Jesus is the eternal “Word of God” revealed in flesh through the virgin birth. The Qur’an sets apart Jesus as the “Word of God” and “Spirit of God” and affirms His virgin birth and miracles, even raising the dead. Muslims also believe in the Second Coming of Jesus, because the “day of his return” is mentioned in the Qur’an. Muslims like to point out how the Qur’an honors Jesus. Yet, such positive references to Jesus in the Qur’an are few, compared to the complete story of Jesus preserved by God in the Injil (New Testament).

(Most of this information is from "Islam & Christianity," Rose Publishing)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Comparing Islam to Christianity, Part 1

(Thanks to Larry (Nitewrit) of Night Writing in the Morning Light for this idea)

Muslims believe that Islam (which means “submission to Allah”) is the original religion since the creation of Adam, the first prophet. Since the beginning of time, all people who submit to Allah are called Muslims. Over the centuries, Allah appointed thousands of prophets to warn and guide mankind. Prominent among them were Ebrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Dawud (David), and Isa Al Masih (Jesus the Messiah).

Christians also trace their religious history back to Adam, who brought the curse of sin upon all mankind (Genesis 1-3). In the Bible, Jesus is known as the 'second Adam,' Who came to remove this curse of sin (Romans 5).

Most Muslims believe that Muhammad was the final prophet. Mankind habitually strayed from the way of Allah that was revealed through the prophets. About AD 610 in Arabia, Allah sent the last prophet, Muhammad, who united the Arab tribes and turned them from idolatry to Islam.

Christians believe that God’s plan unfolded carefully over history. Abraham (Ebrahim in Arabic) was promised the blessing to carry out God’s eternal purposes. He was blessed so he could be a blessing to all the families of the earth (Genesis 12:1-3; Galatians 3). Jesus is the promised seed of Eve, Who would crush the head of Satan (Shaytan in Arabic – Genesis 3:15) and bring the blessing of the “Good News” (Injil in Arabic).

After the death of Muhammad in AD 632, Sunni Islam rapidly spread from Arabia, under the leadership of the first four “rightly guided” rulers (caliphs), who were close companions of Muhammad. Shia Islam began to rapidly spread through the teachings of “infallible” Imans from the bloodline of Muhammad. To Muslims, the military and economic expansion of Islam liberated people who were suffering under the corrupt Byzantine and Persian Empires.

Christians believe that a great war has been raging throughout the Creation; a struggle in which Satan has twisted all good things---even religion---into weapons to discredit God. The decisive battle of this war was won on the cross when Jesus destroyed Satan’s power and overcame the curse of sin. By rising from the dead, Jesus conquered death---a consequence of the curse---and thereby offers the blessing of eternal life to mankind.

Correcting Misunderstandings

Religious history between Christians and Muslims is covered with blood and war, much like all of human history. Both sides, to justify murder and mayhem, have used God’s name. Several key events in history continue to affect the perceptions of Christians and Muslims. These events include the Islamic expansion (AD 600 to 800’s), the Crusades (AD 1000 to 1200’s), the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, the attack on the World Trade Center, the Gulf Wars of 1991 and 2003, and many other events, including more recent events.

Historians have pointed out that these “holy wars” of history were more about economics than faith. Yet, economic struggle cannot explain the intense hatred, cruelty and malicious evil of a Crusader, Nazi or suicide bomber. Behind these horrors is a deeper spiritual war, and a vindictive enemy---namely, Satan. Christians and Muslims should not lose sight of Satan, the “enemy of souls.” By recognizing the common enemy, Christians can create a context in which they can build relationships with Muslims.

(Information is from "Islam & Christianity," Rose Publishing)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Islam: Conclusion

All politics must submit to Islam. It is the purpose of Islam to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law called shariah.

Every Muslim can act in two different ways. The first is based upon the Meccan Qur'an and Meccan Sunna. The second way is the Medinan Qur'an and Medinan Sunna. But a Muslim also has a third way of acting.

Kafir civilization is very strong in many ways. Nearly everything you can pick up and hold in your hand comes from kafir civilization. Nearly all products are based upon patents and copyrights. The Islamic world does not produce any significant work in the world of ideas. All democratic politics and most media and culture are based upon kafir thought. The modern world is kafir, and Islam exists inside of that. So every Muslim is also part kafir. It is almost impossible for a Muslim not to be part kafir.

Every Muslim is part Meccan-Muslim, part Medinan-Muslim and part kafir-Muslim. So what any Muslim does is based upon which type of Muslim he is. A Muslim is a person who makes personal decisions, so it is never possible to predict what a person who calls himself a Muslim will do or say.

If you have a Muslim friend or an associate at work and they are a nice person, you must have more than once said this doctrine can't be right, because "the person I know at work is such a nice person, and all of this doctrine of Islam sounds so dreadful." Well, let's stop and ask what you mean by "a good Muslim." Is he a good Muslim or is he a good person? Those are separate questions because, quite frankly, until you know the doctrine of Islam, and until you know the history of Islam, you really can't make any judgments as to whether or not the person at work or your friend is a good Muslim or not. Being a good Muslim does not depend upon anything about the kafir and the kafir's judgments. No. Whether a person is a good Muslim or not depends upon the doctrine of Islam. It is the doctrine of Islam that makes a Muslim. We must compare the Muslim with the doctrine, not the Muslim with what we think as good.

For example, Osama bin Laden is a good Muslim. He strictly follows the Koran of Medina, the greater Koran, the one that was written later, the one that Allah said abrogates the earlier. What you may mean when you say he's a 'good Muslim' is that he is simply a good person. Let's consider this.

Even in Mohammed's day, there are many references to the fact that Muslims did not want to engage in Jihad. Those Muslims were called hypocrites. Perhaps your friend who is such a good person is not really a "good" Muslim. And there's another thing about the good Muslim - you say he is your friend. How does his friendship stack up against the fourteen verses in the Koran which clearly and explicitly state that the kafir is never the friend of the Muslim?

What you probably have in your friend is a good person. A good Muslim follows the doctrine of Islam, and following the doctrine of Islam means seeing you as a kafir. Your friend is a human being before he is a Muslim, and the Golden Rule exerts a powerful force upon everyone, including those who profess the Islamic faith. Perhaps what you have in your friend is merely someone who is naturally following the Golden Rule and is therefore a good person. But notice, as long as he is actually really your friend, then he is not a good Muslim. Contradictory, isn't it? And not only is it contradictory, it's very sad.

Most Muslims are part Meccan Muslim, part Medinan Muslim and part kafir Muslim, just like your friend.

In earlier articles on this site, I mentioned that the Five Principles of Political Islam could be used as a tool to understand Islam. Let's review the Five Principles, and then see how to use them to analyze Islam by asking the right questions.

The first principle is that every word and action by Islam is based on the Qur'an, Sira and Hadith. In short, it is all based on Muhammad.

So, in analyzing anything Islamic, ask the question: What did Muhammad do or say that relates to this? Is this Meccan or Medinan Islam?

The second principle is, that if it deals with kafirs, it is political, not religious. The question is: how are kafirs involved? How is the religious "teflon shield" being used?

The third principle is that all non-Muslims are kafirs.

The question is: how is this based on the division between Islam and kafirs? Kafirs are always wrong and Muslims are always right. Ask questions like: how is it all the kafir's fault? How is the problem not Islam's fault?

The fourth principle is: dualism means that Islam can treat you two different ways.

The question is: How is dualism working here? What are the two opposing choices available here? What is the other side of the contradiction that is not being talked about?

The fifth principle is that the kafir must submit to Islam in politics and public matters.

The question is: what is the pressure to yield to Islamic values and dictates?

Really, all of the five principles can be summarized in two sentences. Everything that Islam does to kafirs is political and is based upon the Trilogy, the Qur'an and Muhammad. The treatment of kafirs is dualistic and kafirs must submit to political Islam.

Or, the five principles can be reduced to five words: Trilogy, politics, kafir, duality, submission.

Let's apply these principles by looking at an old problem---the so-called Israel - Palestinian problem.

First, there is a massive amount of the Trilogy about the Jews. Do you ever hear any news report that quotes either Muhammad or the Qur'an?

Is the interaction between the Palestinians and Israelis political or religious?

The Jews of Israel are kafirs. The kafirs are always wrong and the Muslims are always right. In any of the reporting of the conflict, do you ever read any self-examination by the Palestinians?

Duality. What is the whole truth? What are the two different ways that Islam has in dealing with Jews?

Submission. How are the kafir Israelis being asked to yield or submit to Islam? What are the demands on kafirs? How is it that Islam will not change?

In order to understand the five principles, you have to know Muhammad. If you know Muhammad, then you know Islam; if you do not know Muhammad, you do not know Islam. The five principles will allow you to understand Islam based upon its own doctrine and history.

We must have a clear and analytic study of Islam. What we want to do is to examine this ideology by giving it a cold, hard, analytic look. We need to understand that the religion is of no concern to the kafir. The religion is simply for those who want to go to Islamic heaven or avoid Islamic hell. We must take an analytic look at Islam and see its political nature and its political history.

Political Islam will continue to have its way if we don't learn about it. What is its way? It is clearly politically expansive. Our Constitution must fall, according to the doctrine of Islam. Now, you laugh, and say, "That's impossible. I mean, we're so strong, nothing could affect our Constitution." But the power of Islam grows daily in this country, and it feeds upon ignorance. The Qur'an of Mecca is used as the 'teflon shield' as more and more politics in Washington, D.C. are affected by the 'religion of peace.' Ignorant people, diplomats, congressmen, and senators don't know any better. We must demand that they educate themselves. We must demand that our leadership change and understand political Islam.

We have to ask this question: Why do our tax dollars fund universities that are formally devoid of the doctrine of political Islam? It is not taught at any university. How can this be? Why can't our tax dollars be used to teach the history of 270 million dead? Why can't our tax dollars be used to teach the real and complete history of slavery?

By educating yourself, you are making a difference. By encouraging others to learn about political Islam, you can make a huge difference. This war is not a war against terrorism. This war is a war against ignorance. And the enemy is not Islam. Islam is simply a doctrine. The enemy is our own passive ignorance. That is our enemy. We must do battle against ignorance, because this is a case in which the truth is on the side of the kafir.

It is not that Islam is so strong. The problem is that our ignorance makes us weak.

The above text is taken from the website Political Islam.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Interesting verses from the Qur'an and the Hadith

After Muhammad died, various conflicting Qur’ans were produced. It was the Caliph Uthman who made his own version of the Qur’an the official one (see Bukhari’s Hadith, Vol. 1, pg. 56, No. 63). He later burned all the other conflicting Qur’ans. The Qur’an sold today is the Uthman version.

The Hadith is the record of the teachings and examples of Muhammad not found in the Qur’an and are thus authoritative for all Muslims. To deny the Hadith is to be guilty of apostasy under Islamic Law. The greatest of all Hadith scholars was Bukhari.

Surah 2:190-194: Fight in the cause of Allah against those who fight you … and kill them wherever you catch them … if they fight you, kill them. Such is the reward of those who suppress the Faith…. And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah.

Surah 2:216: Fighting is prescribed for you.

Surah 2:244: Fight in the cause of Allah.

Surah 4:74: Let those who fight in the cause of Allah, who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter, to him who fighteth in the cause of Allah…. Soon shall We give him a reward of great value.

Surah 4:89: If they turn apostates, seize them and kill them wherever you find them.

Surah 4:91: Seize them and kill them wherever you get them.

Surah 5:33: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and his apostle … they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall be struck off alternately, or they shall be banished from the land.

Surah 5:51: O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends.

On Jesus:
Surah 5:72-73: They do blaspheme who say: Allah is Christ the son of Mary…. They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three (gods) … Christ the son of Mary was no more than an apostle.

Ask No Questions:
Surah 5:101: 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 account lost their faith (in Islam).

The Greatest Deceiver:
Surah 3:54: The greatest Deceiver (Makara) of them all is Allah.

Beating Wives:
Surah 4:34: Men are the managers of the affairs of women … those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.

People Turning Into Monkeys, Rats and Pigs:
From the Hadith:
Bukhari, Vol. IV, No. 524, pg. 333: The Prophet said, “A group of Israelites were lost. Nobody knows what they did. But I do not see them except that they were cursed and transformed into rats, for if you put the milk of a she-camel in front of a rat, it will not drink it, but if the milk of a sheep is put in front of it, it will drink it.

(1) It was illegal for the Israelites to eat the meat or drink the milk of camels, while they were allowed to eat the meat and drink the milk of sheep. The prophet inferred from the rat’s habit that some of the Israelites had been transformed into rats.

(2) Later on the prophet was informed through Inspiration about the fate of those Israelites: They were transformed into pigs and monkeys.

Mohammed’s Inspiration
According to the Hadith:

Mohammed would hear ringing in his ears; his heart would beat rapidly; his face turn red; his breathing would become labored; he would fall to the ground or lie down; he would shake; his eyes would open wide; his lips tremble; spit drool from the corners of his mouth; he would sweat profusely; he saw and heard things no one else ever saw or heard; he would sometimes make a snoring noise like that of a camel; and he would be covered with a sheet.
Vol I, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4
Vol. II, chapter 16 (pg. 354), 544
Vol. III, Nos. 17, 829
Vol. IV, Nos. 95, 438, 458, 461
Vol. V, Nos. 170, 462, 618, 659
Vol. VI, Nos. 447, 448, 468, 478, 481, 508

A Test of Prophethood:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. IV, No 546: When Abdullah bin Salam heard of the arrival of the Prophet at Medina, he came to him and said, “I am going to ask you about three things which nobody knows except a prophet:
1. What is the first sign of the Hour (i.e. the end of the world)?
2. What will be the first meal taken by the people of Paradise?
3. Why does a child resemble its father and why does it resemble its maternal uncle?”
Allah’s Apostle said, “Gabriel just now told me of their answers.”
Abdullah said, “He (i.e. Gabriel), from amongst all the angels, is the enemy of the Jews.”
Allah’s Apostle said, “The first sign of the Hour will be a fire that will bring together the people from the East to the West; the first meal of the people of Paradise will be extralobe of fish-liver. As for the resemblance of the child to its parents: If a man has sexual intercourse with his wife and gets his discharge first, the child will resemble the father, and if the woman gets her discharge first, the child will resemble her.”

The Man Who Died for a Hundred Years:
According to the Qur’an:
Surah II:259: Or take the similitude of one who passed by a village in ruins to its roofs. He said, “Oh! How shall Allah restore it to life after its death?” But Allah caused him to die for 100 years. The he raised him up and said, “How long have you stayed here?” He said, “A day or a part of a day.” He said, “No, you have been here for 100 years! But look at your food and your drink, they show no signs of age. And look at your donkey! We have made you a sign unto the people. Look further at the bones (of your body) how We clothed them with flesh.”

A 90-Foot Adam:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 543: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall.”

Playing Chess Forbidden:
According to the Hadith:
Muslim Vol. IV, No. 5612, Chapter CMXLVI: It Is Prohibited to Play Chess
Allah’s Apostle said, “He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.”

Satan Stays in the Nose Overnight:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 516: “Satan stays in the upper part of the nose all night.”
Footnote (1) We should believe that Satan actually stays in the upper part of one’s nose, though we cannot perceive how, for this is related to the unseen world of which we know nothing except what Allah tells us through his Apostle Mohammed.
Muslim Vol. I, No. 462: Abu Huraira reported: The Apostle of Allah said, “When any one of you awakes from sleep and performs ablution, he must clean his nose three times, for the devil spends the night in the interior of his nose.”

Non-Muslims Have Seven Intestines:
According to the Hadith:
Muslim Vol. III, Nos. 5113, Chapter DCCCLXII: A Believer Eats in One Intestine Whereas a Non-Believer Eats in Seven Intestines.
Ibn Umar reported Allah’s Messenger as saying that a non-Muslim eats in seven intestines while a Muslim eats in one intestine.
(See also Nos. 5114-5120)

Don’t Pray Looking Up:
According to the Hadith:
Muslim Vol. I, Nos. 863, Chapter CLXXIII: It Is Forbidden to Lift One’s Eyes Toward the Sky in Prayer
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Apostle saying: “People should avoid lifting their eyes towards the sky while supplicating in prayer, otherwise their eyes would be snatched away.

The Wondrous Wings of a Fly:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 537: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “If a house fly falls into the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (into the drink) because one of its wings has a disease and the other wing has the cure (for that disease).
Bukhari Vol. VII, No. 673: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “If a fly falls in the vessel of any of you, let him dip all of it into the vessel and then throw it away, for in one of its wings there is a disease and in the other wing there is healing.”

The Setting of the Sun:
According to the Qur’an:
Surah 18:86: When he (i.e. Zul-qarnain) reached the setting of the sun, he found that it set in a pond of murky water.

Mohammed Bewitched!
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. VII, No. 658: Narrated Aisha: A man called Labid bin al-A’sam from the tribe of Bani Zaraiq worked magic on Allah’s Apostle until Allah’s Apostle started imagining that he had done a thing that he had not really done.
Bukhari Vol. VII, No. 660: Narrated Aisha: Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle so that he used to think that he had had sexual relations with his wives while he actually had not…. “He is under the effect of magic.”
Bukhari Vol, VII, No. 661: Narrated Aisha: Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle so that he began to imagine that he had done something although he had not.

Drinking Camel Urine:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. I, No. 234: The Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of camels and to drink their milk and urine.

The Crying Palm Tree:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. II, No. 41: Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: The Prophet used to stand by a stem of a date-palm tree. When the pulpit was placed for him we heard the stem crying like a pregnant she-camel till the Prophet got down from the pulpit and placed his hand over it.
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 783: Narrated Ibn Umar: The Prophet used to deliver his sermons while standing beside the trunk of a date-palm. When he had the pulpit made, he used it instead. The trunk started crying and the Prophet went to it, rubbing his hand over it (to stop its crying).

Shouting Food:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 779: … no doubt, we heard the meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by Allah’s Apostle).

The Devil Urinates Into the Ear:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. II, No. 245: If one sleeps and does not offer the prayer, Satan urinates in his ears. Narrated Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Satan urinated in his ears.”

Yawning Comes From Hell:
According to the Hadith:
Vol. IV, No. 509: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Yawning is from Satan.”

Hell-Fire for Women:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. I, No. 28: The Prophet said, “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.”
Bukhari Vol. I, No. 301: Allah’s Apostle … said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you women…. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you.”
Bukhari Vol. II, No. 161: The Prophet then said … “I also saw the Hell-fire and I had never seen such a horrible sight. I saw that most of the inhabitants were women.”

No Assurance of Salvation:
According to the Hadith:
Bukhari Vol. V, No. 266: The Prophet said, “By Allah, even though I am the Apostle of Allah, yet I do not know what Allah will do to me.”

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Islamic Slavery

Sheikh Saleh al-Fawzam:
“Slavery is part of Jihad and jihad will remain as long as there is Islam.”

Sura Al-i-Imran, 3:106-107 "On the day when some faces will be whitened and some faces will be blackened, say to those whose faces will be blackened, 'Did ye reject faith after accepting it? Taste then the penalty for rejecting faith.' But those whose faces will be whitened, they will be in Allah's mercy: therein to dwell."

432 The "face" (wajh) expresses our Personality, our inmost being. White is the colour of Light; to become white is to be illumined with Light, which stands for felicity, the rays of the glorious light of Allah. Black is the colour of darkness, sin, rebellion, misery; removal from the grace and light of Allah. These are the Signs of heaven and hell. The standard of decision in all questions is the justice of Allah.

Africa produced great thinkers like Augustine of Hippo (Algeria), Clement and Athanasius of Egypt, and Tertullian of Carthage (Tunis), while Ethiopia had the first African church totally independent of Europe (Acts 8).

An African church was planted first before there was ever a church in Britain, Canada, the USA or Spain, or any other European state. So why do we not hear of this African church, and why do we not continue to see any remnants of it today?

In North Africa, we know that the whole Saharan region of Morocco, Libya, Algeria, and Egypt, to the Sudan and Ethiopia, used to be Christian, before Islam came and destroyed the local churches. Why do we not hear about it in Muslim literature?

Islam fights against all those who choose to follow their own beliefs; that is, beliefs not compatible with those of the followers of Muhammad.

Sura Tauba, 9:5: "Fight and slay [those who associate another with Allah (Shirk)], and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war."

Sura Imran, 3:28 "Let not the believers take disbelievers [Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, etc.] for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, taking (as it were) security. Allah biddeth you beware (only) of Himself."

We can examine the history of the Sudan as a case in point. Before the Muslim invasion of 1275 A.D. by the Islamic Mamluks of Egypt, the Sudan had three mini-Christian states called:

NOBATIA in the north, the capital of Qustul

MAKURIA, the capital of old Dongola, and

ALODIA or ALWA, the capital of Soba

These three African Christian states, from 300 A.D. to 1500 A.D., had their own written language, great centers of learning, international commerce with Egypt, Ethiopia and other Middle East states, and sent out missionaries to other African states. (Read K. Milhalowski,Faras, vol.2, Poland, 1965 for extensive archaeological and historical documentation on these states).

Even the Arab, ibn Selim al-Assuani, was impressed when he saw Soba, describing it as having "...fine buildings, roomy houses, churches, and the land is more fruitful than Makuria...[and it has] much meat, and good horses."

All this was wantonly destroyed by Muslim invaders in 1275 A.D., not by European Imperialism.

The historical records show that the same type of massive destruction,slaughter, subjugation, forced conversion and enslavement happened all over Africa, yet we never hear anyone holding the Muhammadan Muslims - both Arab and African Muslims - in any way responsible.

No Arab or Muslim country has ever admitted fault or offered any kind of apology, while the Europeans and Americans have.

Why have Christian countries who traded in slavery offered apologies, and yet, not a SINGLE Muslim country has?

Arab Muslim RACISM is just as evil and obnoxious as that of the Europeans, so why is it allowed to continue unchallenged?

Muhammadan Muslim racism continues unabated and unchallenged in Africa.
In the 1990's, the Sudan in northeast Africa had been suffering a Muslim jihad-war, whereby thousands of Christians and unbelievers had died, many by crucifixion, or had suffered by having their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off. Is it only coincidental that we find, in the Qur'an, the sanction for this very practice?

Sura (the Table Spread) 5:33, "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..."

While this continues to go on, Muslim states have never once told off the Islamic government of Khartoum.

The silence is DEAFENING. Why?

Yet there has always been an enormous amount of noise about the apartheid of the old South Africa. Why the double standard?

That then brings us to the question of slavery. Muslims - the best people on earth at the BLAME GAME - say it is only a Christian phenomenon.

Let us now examine some facts. Because most of the Black people in Africa were animists in general, the Muhammadan Muslims labeled them KUFFAR/UNBELIEVERS from which is derived the white South African derogatory term for the individual Black as 'KAFIR'.

Even in this 21st century, in the ordinary language of the Arabs, Black people are still called 'ABEED/ SLAVES'.

This is why, according to the Qur'an, SLAVERY was not PROHIBITED, but in fact, was ENCOURAGED, especially the enslavement of UNBELIEVERS.

It was the British Empire, after all, who, in the 1850's, initiated the move to abolish and stop African Slavery in the first place, under pressure from British Christians like David Livingstone and William Wilberforce, and hunted the Arab Muslim slave ships in the Indian ocean and around the African coasts, who were continuing their hellish business till recently.

Have you not read about the islands of Zanzibar and Pembe in East Africa, during the nineteenth century?

Have you not asked the question as to why Muslim countries have never been involved in the movements for the abolition of slavery?

Let's set the record straight. While Europeans were involved with the slave trade for a few hundred years, the existence of the traffic of African slaves had been well-established among the Arabs one thousand years earlier.

The Muslim position, which places the entire blame for the invention and practice of black slavery at the door of Christian Europe, is OBSCENELY HYPOCRITICAL, and simply not historically tenable.

Both the Grecian and Roman societies were slave states, yet most of their slaves were Caucasian. In fact, the word 'slave' meant a person who was of Slavic origin.

Robert Hughes, in his essay on "The Fraying of America," in the February 3, 1992 issue of Time magazine, corrects this false impression when he says:

"The African slave trade as such, the black traffic, was an Arab invention, developed by traders with the enthusiastic collaboration of black African ones, institutionalized with the most unrelenting brutality, centuries before the white man appeared on the African continent, and continuing long after the slave market in North America was finally crushed.

.... Nothing in the writings of the Prophet [Muhammad] forbids slavery, which is why it became such an Arab-dominated business. And the slave traffic could not have existed without the wholehearted cooperation of African tribal states, built on the supply of captives generated by their relentless wars.

The image promulgated by pop-history fictions like Roots - of white slavers bursting with cutlass and musket into the settled lives of peaceful African villages - is very far from the historical truth. A marketing system had been in place for centuries, and its supply was controlled by Africans. Nor did it simply vanish with Abolition.

Slave markets, supplying the Arab Emirates, were still operating in Djibouti in the 1950's; and, since 1960, the slave trade has flourished in Mauritania and the Sudan. There are still reports of chattel slavery in northern Nigeria, Rwanda and Niger."

Unfortunately, Islam still hasn't learned, as today the slavery of foreign nationals still exists in the heartland of Islam: Saudi Arabia.
(UN Report on Slavery, 1994)

Continuing the BLAME GAME, Muhammadan Muslims claim that the Christian West wishes to control Africa. Yet, why is it that Africans must not like the Coca Cola culture of the West, but are obliged to start wearing seventh-century Arab dress once Islam is taken on?

What's wrong with the native beautiful African cultural dress?


Is it also not RELIGIOUS IMPERIALISM that Black African Muslims are obliged to pray facing a Saudi Arabian city: Mecca?

Why not face any number of African holy towns instead?

Why should Africans be forced to believe in an Arabian prophet---Muhammad---and in a previously Arabian Pagan god, Allah?

Who wants to dominate whom?

Is not Allah supposed to be everywhere, and that prayers should be directed to Him who is the whole Universe?

Furthermore, why are people who convert to Muhammadan Islam required to read Allah's word and speak to Him only in Arabic? Does Allah only speak Arabic? Is He not capable of understanding Swahili, Tutsi, Amazigh, and other African languages?

Based upon the historical records of Slavery in Africa, it was not the WHITE MAN who went into Africa to gather the Black people and take them into their ships and into slavery.

In reality, the White Slavers awaited their cargo on the Western and/or Eastern coasts of Africa, while it was ARAB and BLACK MUSLIMS who raided African communities, massacred, pillaged, raped and rounded up the remaining unfortunate humanity, and walked them to the shores of Africa for transport to the Americas and elsewhere.

It is estimated that for every slave that arrived ALIVE to be sold, TEN others perished in the most inhuman and horrible manner possible. The figures are mind-boggling and range from 140 million to 180 million human beings.

Even as you are reading this TODAY, in Darfour, Sudan (meaning 'land of the Blacks'), the Arabized Sudanese are massacring, raping and pillaging other Muslims of the Sudan, just because they are of the darker African skin.

This is a purely ETHNIC/RACIAL war, and is just a continuation of 1450 years of the most obscene oppression of Blacks at the hands of the Arabs and Islam.

A Former Slave Speaks
A Sudanese victim talks about his capture and enslavement at the hands of Muslim slave masters when he was only seven.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Islam: Tears of Jihad

The tears of jihad refers to the deaths of 270 million people over a 1400-year period. They were all killed for the same reason: they did not believe that Muhammad was the prophet of Allah.

After Muhammad died, Abu Bakr was elected caliph---basically, the supreme ruler of all Islam, which included both spiritual guidance and political guidance. He was sort of a combination of both pope and king. Abu Bakr spent his three years in office basically making sure that Muslim Arabs did not leave Islam. The apostasy wars continued during his entire time in office. An apostate is one who wants to leave his religion, and this is a fatal offense---a capital crime---in Islam.

After Abu Bakr died, Umar became the second caliph. Umar picked up where Muhammad left off, continuing Muhammad's efforts to attack the Christians north of Arabia. Those Christians were kafirs because they had not submitted to Islam.

At this time, the Middle East was not even remotely the same as we think of it now. It was basically a Greek culture. The Greeks were sailors and businessmen, which allowed the Greek culture to spread all around the rim of the Mediterranean, including Syria and Northern Egypt. Even North Africa was a Greek culture. And, of course, all of Anatolia (Turkey) was Greek. It was a highly sophisticated culture, but it had overwhelming problems, which could be defined as age, degeneracy and decay.

The Greeks had been at war with the Persians for a long time. This continual war left both the Persians and the Greeks weak. The 900-year rule of Greek culture in the Mediterranean was coming to an end. The Greeks were very divided along religious lines. People are different and interpret things in different ways, so, people being imperfect as they are, Christianity had several doctrinal variations, and the Greeks in Constantinople had a different theological view of Christianity than those in Jerusalem, Syria and Egypt. These divisions were strong enough to cause ill will between them, and this was the world that Umar invaded and conquered.

The conquest progressed so fast that Umar found it difficult to govern what he had. Still, he now had enormous wealth from the fall of Syria, Persia, Iraq, Egypt and North Africa. In thirty years time, all of Greek culture, except Anatolia, was destroyed. An entire new world order came about.

At first, the Christians were pretty much left to govern themselves and just send taxes to Medina. But after the consolidation of the empire under Uthman, things began to change. Islam was no longer conquering more territory. Instead, it was consolidating the territories it had conquered. The age of the dhimmi had arrived. Being a dhimmi involved paying heavy taxes, but it also began to involve being a second-class citizen in your own home country. In Egypt, for instance, the Coptic culture was especially despised. Now the Copts, who were the descendants of the Egypt of the Pharaohs, had become Christians. The Coptic language was thousands of years old. If, as a Christian, you spoke the Coptic language in front of your new Arab (Muslim) masters, your tongue was cut out. That was the life of the dhimmi.

North Africa became Islamic, and 600 years of Christianity disappeared. The culture of the Greeks, Romans, and the Europeans were annihilated. Then the pressure began against Greek Anatolia.

The Arab Muslims despised the Christians with a terrible fervor. You may say, “But in the Qur’an, it speaks well of the Christian.” Religiously speaking, that may be true, but that was written when Muhammad was in Arabia.

Now, everywhere the Muslims looked, they saw Christians who were wealthy, educated and very sophisticated. The Arabs were none of those things. They just wanted to crush the Christian kafirs. The 900-year-old world of the Middle East completely changed. (Note that it has not changed in the last 1400 years, except for becoming even more Islamic.)

The Christians had no idea what hit them. They never called the invaders Muslims; instead, they called them Arabs or Saracens. Here are some of the words they left behind:

The sword of the Saracen, beastly and demonic savages. Evil, God-hating Saracens destroyed crops, burned cities and drove the survivors before them.

This was the world that was created by Islam, and that would later cry out to the Christians in Europe, "Help us!" Indeed, the treatment of the Christians was only a little better than slaves.

After the Middle East was conquered, Arabia turned its sights on Constantinople in Anatolia. This became a long-term goal, which took a few hundred years to accomplish. Their first step was to kill Armenians. In one town, they brought together all of the Armenian leaders, took them down to the church and burned the church, which fell in on top of the Armenian leaders.

In another town in Anatolia, when you came to pay your dhimmi tax, you got a special brand from a hot iron on your arm. If you were found and you did not have a brand, the first thing they did was to cut off the arm that should have held the brand. It didn't hurt very long because the next thing they did was to cut off your head.

There was one Greek Bishop who offered to debate the Muslims with regards to Islam and Christianity. The Muslims listened to his debate for two hours, then they cut off his head.

Another Bishop invited them to a debate, so they, too, debated for the afternoon. When the debate was over, the Muslims took the bishop, cut out his tongue, hauled him out to the desert and left him to die.

Needless to say, acts like this began to teach the Christians what their place was in this new order. It was a place of the dhimmi, a semi-slave. They could still have their church buildings---those that were left. Christianity could not be seen or spoken of beyond the church or the home. For a Christian to try to convert a Muslim was a death sentence.

Christians were actually forbidden to read the Qur’an. This element is important, because it helps to insure an ignorance of the Christian by his Islamic rulers. This has had a 1400-year effect. Christians or other kafirs still do not study either the history or the doctrine of Islam. To not study the history or doctrine of Islam makes anyone, including a Christian, a dhimmi.

Dhimmitude starts with ignorance. The cure for dhimmitude is knowledge. Once a dhimmi becomes aware of the doctrine of persecution and the history of persecution, the dhimmi's eyes are opened and the dhimmi becomes a kafir.

The destruction in Anatolia took several hundred years. We have one accounting from a Muslim historian who gladly reports the figure of the destruction of 30,000 church buildings. Now some of the better church buildings had a special fate reserved for them. Those sites became mosques. When it conquers, Islam has built its mosques on top of where the best church building or temple was. It is ever thus, because this is the way of Muhammad or Sunna.

Destroying religious art is also the way of Muhammad. As soon as Islam conquered any town, the churches were desecrated. The Christians could move back into them later, if Islam decided to let them stand. Art---in particular religious art---is an affront to Islam. Muhammad's first act upon returning to Mecca, after he prayed, was to destroy all the religious art. We see this in Egypt, for instance, where the nose of the Sphinx has been knocked off. We see this along the silk route, where all of the Buddhist murals in caves have had the eyes pecked out and the mouth taken out. It was Islam who invented the act of ‘defacing.’

There was an interesting side effect for those who had already been conquered, as the conquest ebbed and flowed in Constantinople. If the Arabs lost a battle in Constantinople, then back in Egypt, for example, there would be angry riots, simply because of the fact that the Christians had beaten the Muslims in war, and, in those riots, the Christians would be killed.

This persecution was what set the stage for the Christians in the Middle East to cry out to their brothers in Europe, “Please help us,” and the response of the Europeans in the Crusades was to try to help them. So, the history of the Crusades is one of the few times where Christians tried to help other Christians in the Middle East. The Crusades should be a point of pride, and should be studied to see what can be done to help Christians against Islam.

In the East, jihad was not just against the Christians; it was against everyone. The Persian Empire at this time had already been crushed. Zoroastrianism, the religion of the Persians, was annihilated. It was annihilated to such a degree that today, historians are not really sure of the true nature of the Zoroastrian religion, because so many of their sacred texts were destroyed.

Islam moved onward towards Hindustan. Due to jihad, what we think of as India today is actually only about half of its original territory. But on the way to Hindustan, Islam stopped off in Afghanistan and destroyed the Buddhism that was there.

They then turned to the Hindus. The attack against the Hindus was similar to the ones against the Christians, Buddhists and Persians. When Islam started attacking the Persians, there was a parlay---a conference---before the battle, and the Persian general asked, "Who are you and why are you here," because the Persians had never really fought the Arabs. And here, in a hadith, is what Islam told him: "Our prophet, the messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you until you worship Allah alone or pay the jizyah, the dhimmi tax, and our prophet has informed us that our Lord says, whoever amongst us is killed shall go to paradise and lead a life of great luxury. Whoever amongst us remain alive will become your master." This is the perfect statement of jihad.

Now, here is a statement by one of the conquering Muslim generals of India, Tamerlane: "My principle aim in coming to Hindustan has been to accomplish two aims. The first is to war with the kafirs, the enemies of Muhammad, and by this holy war, be able to claim a reward in paradise. The other was that the army of Islam might gain by plundering the wealth of the kafirs. Plunder in war is as lawful as a mother's milk to a Muslim."

You can see that the reason for invading Hindustan was exactly the same reason as invading Persia, and it was the same reason for invading Anatolia and the Middle East. It's important to realize this, because many times people think that, when the Muslims invaded, maybe the people there got what was coming to them in some way. No; the only way you had to be---the only ‘fault’ you had to have---was to be a kafir, and the Hindus were kafirs.

Just as the culture of the Middle East was crushed, the culture of the Hindu was crushed. You need to know that the Hindu that we see today is not the same Hindu before Islam. Islam changed the Hindu. Before Islam, the Hindus had been a proud culture. They were a leader in intellectual theory, mathematics and philosophy. And they were very wealthy.

Hindustan had been an Empire for a thousand years, and it had been relatively peaceful. In times of peace, you accumulate a great treasure. That was one of the things that happened in Afghanistan with the Buddhists. They were very prosperous, because they had given up war. It turns out that the Buddhists were a demonstration of what happens when you deal with Islam by saying, “We are peaceful people, we will do whatever you want.” What happened to the peaceful Buddhists was that the pacifists were annihilated. Witness the fact that half of the Hindu culture still remains behind, because it had a warrior caste. None of the Buddhist culture remains in Afghanistan.

Here is a typical story: 20,000 jihadists and thousands of mercenaries laid siege to a city in Hindustan. A traitor in the city, in exchange for money, gave them a clue as to how they could place ladders up against one particular portion of the wall and penetrate the city. The Muslims poured into the city. For three days, they did nothing but kill. They didn't even rob the bodies. It's very interesting. The General gave the job of killing the Hindus to only his most religious men, and after three days, they stopped the killing and began to rob the bodies. While the killing was going on, the women and children were raped, because rape always accompanies jihad.

In the end, the Hindus were crushed. Half their territory was gone. They were sold into slavery. There are some remnants of this in the geography books. There is, in Afghanistan, a mountain range called the Hindu Kush. ‘Hindu Kush’ means the funeral pyre of the Hindu.

What we now call Pakistan was originally a part of India. This petitioning of Pakistan (so that it would become purely Islamic), which happened under the British, led to the destruction of about a million Hindus in the partition that led to the creation of the state of Pakistan.

The name ‘Pakistan’ for a Muslim division of British India was put forward in 1930 by Choudhary Rahmat Ali (1897–1951) from names of the Muslim parts of the subcontinent: Punjab, the Afghan Northwest Frontier, Kashmir, Sind, and Baluchistan. Pak means ‘pure’ in Urdu, and stan means ‘land’. Fear of domination by the Hindu majority in India led in 1940 to a serious demand by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the leader of the Muslim League, for a separate Muslim state. This contributed to the delay in Britain granting independence for some years, but in 1947 British India was divided into two dominions, India and Pakistan. The Islamic state of Pakistan was created, on Indian independence in 1947, out of the Northwest Frontier Region, the northwestern region of Punjab, Baluchistan, and Sind (making up West Pakistan), and the eastern region of East Bengal (making up East Pakistan). Jinnah became the first governor general and Liaquat Ali Khan, deputy leader of the Muslim League (1940–47), became the first prime minister.

Although Mahatma Gandhi, the hero of Indian independence, forced the Indian National Congress to divide the assets of the former government of India, there was no confidence between the two countries. It was Ghandi, the secular saint, whose pacifism and dhimmitude lead to the deaths of a million Hindus. It was Ghandi who said that, although all of the Hindus had to leave Pakistan, none of the Muslims in India had to leave. Today, those Muslims are devouring India from the inside out. Ghandi was actually the great betrayer of Hindu culture.

Both Ghandi and the Buddhists of Afghanistan show how pacifism leads to total annihilation in the shortest period of time.

At the other end of India, in Bangladesh, the Islamization goes on today. In 1947, Bangladesh was still about one-third Hindu. Today, it is about 10% Hindu. And that reduction of the Hindu has come at a terrible price. Women and men who are left in Bangladesh are persecuted on a daily basis, dreadfully, and the police turn a blind eye when some Muslim throws acid in a Hindu woman's face. Why does he throw the acid? Her face isn't veiled. The police will not investigate because the police are Muslim.

We do not have time in this brief account to tell the terrible story of the conversion of Anatolia to Turkey. Nor do we have time to tell the terrible persecution of the Orthodox Christians in Eastern Europe. Their persecution was dreadful, but they fought on and on, to their credit.

The first ‘September 11th’ was in 1683, when the Europeans drove the Muslims from the gates of Vienna. Of course, many years later, we would have another September 11th. Now what is important about that is this: Islam never forgot that on September 11th they had been turned back from the gates of Vienna, and the proud Turkish Army defeated. They never forgot.

Here's what's important: On September 11th in America, we had no idea why that date was chosen. We were clueless, and in that we see the nature of Islam and the kafir. The kafir never remembers the history that went with the expansion of Islam. Islam never forgets.

Since 9/11, about 58,000 people around the world have died in over 9,000 attacks. Over 87,000 have been injured in 39 countries. All of this suffering goes on around the world, and you never hear about it, because our press does not want to report the terror of what is happening politically around the world with Islam. They do not connect the dots.

But I suppose we can't really blame our press, because none of our schools teach this history either---not even the Christian schools teach the dreadful history of the destruction of 60 million Christians. No schools teach the deaths of 10 million Buddhists, 80 million Hindus and 120 million Africans.

And, since we don't know the history, we are doomed to repeat it. Islam continues to kill the kafir, and the kafir just says, "Oh well, we'll take care of that problem by pretending it is not there. And the reason we won't turn our attention to it is complicated, but part of it has to do with the shame of the history, because Islam has defeated the kafir time and time again. We absolutely refuse to admit that this is an ideology that is devoted to the annihilation of all kafir cultures.” Because now, when you go to Iraq, you don't find a Christian Iraq. When you go to Egypt, you don't find a Christian Egypt. It is Islamic.

There's only one way to stop this. The history of the ‘tears of jihad’ must be taught in kafir schools. How can it be that the history of the expansion of the empire of Islam is treated as a glorious history, while the history of suffering---the suffering of the dhimmi and the death of 270 million---is never reported? Until this changes, we're doomed to continual annihilation, both here in America and abroad.

Most of the above text is taken from Political Islam and from Pakistan.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Apostasy in Islam

Under Shari’ah law, the penalty for a Muslim who departs from Islam is death.

A book published in the United States, Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, is a translation of 'Umdat al-salik by Ibn Naqib (died 1368 A.D.). This Shari’ah legal manual explicitly presents the punishment for Muslim who leaves Islam. It states that, if a sane person leaves Islam voluntarily, the person is to be killed by the proper Islamic authority. However, if someone kills an apostate on his own, the killer does not face the capital punishment, because he has killed someone who deserves to die. Although this book is published in the United States, it has not been denounced by Muslims. In fact, it is featured by many respected Islamic bookstores without a word warning that it advocates murderous acts contrary to human rights and constitutional law. Many fundamentalist Muslims believe that, even within Western nations, Shari’a law is supreme over all human legal systems.

o8.1 "When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to he killed."

o8.2 "In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (A: or his representative) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed."

o8.4 "There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserves to die)."

o8.5 "If he apostatizes from Islam and returns several times, it (O: i.e. his return to Islam, which occurs when he states the two Testifications of Faith (def: o8.7(12))) is accepted from him, though he is disciplined (o17)."

(Quotations from: Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, Translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, Amana Publications, Beltsville, MD, 1997 Revised Edition, p. 595-598.)

Sura 4:88-89 "Then what is the matter with you that you are divided into two parties about the hypocrites? Allah has cast them back (to disbelief) because of what they have earned. Do you want to guide him whom Allah has made go astray? And he whom Allah has made to go astray, you will never find for him any way (of guidance) 89 They wish that you reject (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So, take not Auliya (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the way of Allah (to Muhammad). But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold of) them and kill [q-t-l] them wherever you find them."

(Note: the Arabic verb 'qatala' is used (root is q-t-l), and this word means exclusively to fight, kill, war, battle, or slaughter.)

Bukhari records this tradition traced back to Muhammad himself in a legal context. It gives three reasons for shedding a Muslim’s blood. One of them is apostasy:

"Allah's Apostle said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas [like-for-like punishment] for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims." (Bukari)

As another example from Bukhari’s collection, this hadith promises a reward on the Day of Resurrection for killing apostates in the last days:

"No doubt I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "During the last days there will appear some young foolish people who will say the best words but their faith will not go beyond their throats (i.e. they will have no faith) and will go out from (leave) their religion as an arrow goes out of the game. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for whoever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection." (Bukhari)

Maududi cites two hadiths that he considers reliable. Both say that a Christian or Christians converted to Islam, disliked it, and then switched back to Christianity. Ali is Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law and fourth Caliph (ruled AD 656-660), who was assassinated while praying in a mosque. How does he treat these Christians? Tolerantly?:

"A man who was formerly a Christian, then was Muslim, and again became a Christian was brought before Ali. Ali asked him: What is the cause of your conduct? He replied: I have found the religion of the Christians better than your religion. Ali asked: What is your belief about Jesus? He said: He is my Lord (Rabb); or else he said: He is Lord of Ali. Hearing this, Ali ordered that he be executed."

These Christians were martyred after they realized that their first religion, Christianity, was far more excellent than all other religions, even Islam. Note what Ali does to their children:

"Ali was informed about a group of Christians who had become Muslims and then became Christians again. Ali arrested them, summoned them before himself and enquired about the truth of the matter. They said: We were Christians. Then we were offered the choice of remaining Christians or becoming Muslims. We chose Islam. But now it is our opinion that no religion is more excellent than our first religion. Therefore we have become Christians now. Hearing this, Ali ordered these people to be executed and their children enslaved."

In one long hadith, Malik first lays the foundation that execution is legal.

"Yahya related to me . . . that the Messenger of Allah . . . said, "If someone changes his religion—then strike off his head!"