Do the Qur’an and Islamic law forbid terrorism? PART 10 OF 10

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  1. PART 10 OF 10 Do the Qur’an and Islamic law forbid terrorism? CAN WE CALL IT TERRORISM NOW?Juan Cole here purports to show that the Qur’an and Islamic law clearly and unequivocally forbid terrorism. This is something I have written about many times: the difference between reform and deception. Many times I’ve been harshly criticized for not warmly endorsing, and even taking issue with, articles purporting to show that Islam forbids what jihad terrorists are doing. My sole issue with such articles is this: Will they convince jihad terrorists that their understanding of Islam is wrong? If not, then their only effect will be to foster complacency among Infidels.

  2. Top TEN Ways Islamic Law forbids Terrorism,” Terrorism is above all murder. Murder is strictly forbidden in the Qur’an. Qur’an 6:151 says, “and do not kill a soul that God has made sacrosanct, save lawfully.” (i.e. murder is forbidden but the death penalty imposed by the state for a crime is permitted). 5:53 says, “ So he acknowledges that the Qur’an doesn’t forbid all killing. Terrorists claim to be killing those whom the Qur’an directs them to kill.The Qur’an also directs Muslims to kill those who joined the Muslims but then turn against them: Muslims are also told in the Qur’an to kill idolaters:And Muslims are to kill in battle (by beheading) those who don’t believe in Islam: “Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks…” (47:4). There again, there is no qualifier — the directive is against non-Muslims in general. terrorists don’t believe they are committing murder, but executing commands of the Qur’an itself.

  3. It is forbidden to attempt to impose Islam on other people. The Qur’an says, “There is no compulsion in religion. The right way has become distinct from error.”Islam’s holy book forbids coercing people into adopting any religion. They have to willingly choose it. Quran 9:29, which commands Muslims to fight the People of the Book. They are not to be forced to accept Islam, but may practice their religions as long as they pay the jizya (poll-tax) and “feel themselves subdued” (9:29). For non-Muslims brought to heel by jihad, the choice (as laid out by Muhammad himself) is conversion, death, or subjugation (dhimmitude). religion is for Allah” (8:39; 2:193). “Islam has not used force to impose its beliefs,” he says. Rather, jihad’s “main objective has been the establishment of a stable society in which all citizens, including followers of other religious creeds, may live in peace and security”—peace and security meaning, for Qutb, subordinate status for non-believers in an “Islamic social order.” Muslims must fight until “religion is for Allah,” but they don’t force anyone to accept Allah’s religion. They enforce subservience upon those who refuse to convert, such that many of them subsequently convert to Islam to escape the humiliating and discriminatory regulations of dhimmitude.
  4. Slamic law forbids aggressive warfare. (WHAT?) “The Cow,” 2:190, says, “Fight in the way of God against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! God loveth not aggressors.” The Qur’an also tells Muslims to fight the People of the Book until they “pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued”, Is aggressive warfare actually forbidden in Islamic law? Many Islamic authorities say no. That Muhammad received revelations about warfare in three stages: first, tolerance; then, defensive warfare; and finally, offensive warfare in order to convert the unbelievers to Islam or make them pay the jizya. The ninth chapter of the Qur’an, which contains this command to fight the People of the Book, abrogates every peace treaty in the Qur’an. In offensive warfare to establish the hegemony of Islamic law, has been affirmed by Muslim Brotherhood theorist Sayyid Qutb, Pakistani Islamic scholar and politician Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, the Pakistani Brigadier S. K. MaliK.

  5. only the caliph can declare offensive jihad, and that jihad is an obligation on the community as a whole (fard kifaya); when a non-Muslim force enters a Muslim land, defensive jihad becomes the individual obligation of every Muslim (fard ‘ayn) rather than a collective obligation of the entire umma, “Jihad in the Path of Allah, to raise the word of Allah, is fard kifayah [obligatory on the community] once a year, so that if some perform it, the obligation falls from the rest. It becomes fard `ayn [obligatory on every Muslim individually], like salah and fasting,The Hanafi, Maliki, and Shafi’i schools of Sunni jurisprudence further declare that jihad, once it is fard ‘ayn, is no different from prayer and fasting — in other words, to engage in warfare with non-Muslims in that case is a religious devotion that cannot lawfully be evaded. Hashiyah Ibn `Abidin, an authoritative text of the Hanafi school, says that jihad is “fard ‘ayn if the enemy has attacked part of the Islamic homeland. It thus becomes an obligation like salah [prayer] and fasting which cannot be abandoned.”

  6. The kial-Siddiq, the first Caliph, gave these instructions to his armies: “I instruct you in ten matters: Do not kill women, children, the old, or the infirm; do not cut down fruit-bearing trees; do not destroy any town . . . ” (Malik’s Muwatta’, “Kitab al-Jihad.”)when asked about the women and children of the polytheists being killed during the night raid, said: They are from them.” (Sahih Muslim 4321) “They are from them” — i.e., the women and children of the polytheists are from the polytheists and can lawfully be killed.Terrorism or hirabah is forbidden in Islamic law(BS) The principle of forbidding the spreading of terror in the land is based on the Qur’an (Surah al-Ma’ida 5:33–34)

  7. Abd al-Barr (d. 464/ 1070)) defines the agent of hiraba as ‘Anyone who disturbs free passage in the streets and renders them unsafe to travel, striving to spread corruption in the land by taking money, killing people or violating what God has made it unlawful to violate is guilty of hirabah .

  8. Sneak attacks are forbidden. Muslim commanders must give the enemy fair warning that war is imminent. The Prophet Muhammad at one point gave 4 months notice. The Prophet Muhammad counseled doing good to those who harm you and is said to have commanded, Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong (even) if they do evil.” (Al-Tirmidhi).

  9. In other words, the quran promises Christians and Jews along with Muslims that it they have faith and works, they need have no fear in the after life. It is not saying that non-Muslims go to hell—quite the opposite. So the Quran not only does not urge Muslims to commit violence against Christian, it call them “nearest in love” to the Muslims! The reason given is their piety, their ability to produce holy person dedicated to God and heir lack of overweening pride.

  10. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action, If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them” (Sahih Muslim 4294).
  11. The Qur’an demands of believers that they exercise justice toward people even where they have reason to be angry with them: “And do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness.”[5:8]
  12. The Qur’an assures Christians and Jews of paradise if they believe and do good works, and commends Christians as the best friends of Muslims. I wrote elsewhere, “Dangerous falsehoods are being promulgated to the American public. The Quran does not preach violence against Christians.
  13. Once again, the terrorists know this. killing of innocent non-combatants is forbidden. According to Sunni tradition, ‘Abu Bakr

Sources- daniel greenfield, sultan khish, new yirker, david remnick,jihandwatch, robert spencer, stephen vladeck, american univ,patricia zengerle, reuters, the hill, larry downing, david storey, johathan oatis,—bryan fisher, onenewsnow,com, wilipedia, juan colesherman jackson

THE SPREAD OF ISLAM–PART 9 OF 10

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  2. PART 9 OF 10 Spread of Islam:The spread of Islam began when, around 613 CE, the Islamic prophet Muhammad (570 – 632 CE) began to share the revelationwhich God (Allah) had, according to Muslims, started to give to him three years previously. During the rest of his life, the Muslimummah (“community”) was established in Arabia. The expansion of the Arab Empire in the years following Muhammad‘s death led to the creation of caliphates, occupying a vast geographical area and conversion to Islam was boosted by missionary activitiesparticularly those of Sufis, who easily intermingled with local populace to propagate the religious teachings.These early caliphates, coupled with Muslim economics and trading and the later expansion of the Ottoman Empire, resulted in Islam’s spread outwards fromMecca towards both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the creation of the Muslim worldTrading played an important role in the spread of Islam in several parts of the world, notably southeast Asia.

  1. Muslim dynasties were soon established and subsequent empires such as those of the AbbasidsFatimidsAlmoravidsSeljukids,AjuuraanAdal and Warsangali in SomaliaMughals in India and Safavids in Persia and Ottomans were among the largest and most powerful in the world. The people of the Islamic world created numerous sophisticated centers of culture and science with far-reaching mercantile networks, travelers, scientists, hunters, mathematicians, doctors and philosophers, all contributing to the Golden Age of Islam. Islamic expansion in South and East Asia fostered cosmopolitan and eclectic Muslim cultures in the Indian subcontinent,MalaysiaIndonesia and China.
  1. As of October 2009, there were 1.571 billion Muslims, making Islam the second-largest religion in the world.Conversions
  1. The expansion of the Arab Empire in the first centuries after the Islamic prophet Muhammad‘s death soon established Muslim dynasties in North AfricaWest Africa, to the Middle EastSomalia and in Iran.For the polytheistic and pagan societies, apart from the religious and spiritual reasons each individual

  2. may have had, conversion to Islam “represented the response of a tribal, pastoral population to the need for a larger framework for political and economic integration, a more stable state, and a more imaginative and encompassing moral vision to cope with the problems of a tumultuous society.” In contrast, for sedentary and often already monotheistic societies, “Islam was substituted for a Byzantine or Sassanian political identity and for a Christian, Jewish or Zoroastrian religious affiliation.” Conversion initially was neither required nor necessarily wished for: “(The Arab conquerors) did not require the conversion as much as the subordination of non-Muslim peoples. At the outset, they were hostile to conversions because new Muslims diluted the economic and status advantages of the Arabs.”
  1. Only in subsequent centuries, with the development of the religious doctrine of Islam and with that the understanding of the Muslim ummah, did mass conversion take place. The new understanding by the religious and political leadership in many cases led to a weakening or breakdown of the social and religious structures of parallel religious communities such as Christians and Jews.
  1. The caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty established the first schools inside the empire, called madrasas, which taught the Arabic language and Islamic studies. They furthermore began the ambitious project of building mosques across the empire, many of which remain today as the most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world, such as the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. At the end of the Umayyad period, less than 10% of the people in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia and Spain were Muslim. Only on the Arabian peninsula was the proportion of Muslims among the population higher than this.
      1. Phase II: The Abbasids (750–1258)[edit]

  1. See also: Abbasid Caliphate
  1. The Abbasids are known to have founded some of the world’s earliest educational institutions such as theHouse of Wisdom.

  1. This was the time of the Abbasid Dynasty (750-1258), the second great dynasty with the rulers carrying the title of ‘Caliph’.
  1. Expansion ceased and the central disciplines of Islamic philosophytheologylaw and mysticism became more widespread and the gradual conversions of the populations within the empire occurred. Significant conversions also occurred beyond the extents of the empire such as that of the Turkic tribes in Central Asia and peoples living in regions south of the Sahara in Africa through contact with Muslim traders active in the area and Sufi orders. In Africa it spread along three routes, across the Sahara via trading towns such as Timbuktu, up the Nile Valley through the Sudanup to Uganda and across the Red Sea and down East Africa through settlements such as Mombasa and Zanzibar. These initial conversions were of a flexible nature and only later were the societies forcibly purged of their traditional influences.
  1. The reasons why, by the end of the 10th century, a large part of the population had converted to Islam are diverse. According to British-Lebanese historian Albert Hourani, one of the reasons may be that
  1. “Islam had become more clearly defined, and the line between Muslims and non-Muslims more sharply drawn. Muslims now lived within an elaborated system of ritual, doctrine and law clearly different from those of non-Muslims. The status of Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians was more precisely defined, and in some ways it was inferior. They were regarded as the ‘People of the Book’, those who possessed a revealed scripture, or ‘People of the Covenant’, with whom compacts of protection had been made. In general they were not forced to convert, but they suffered from restrictions. They paid a special tax; they were not supposed to wear certain colors; they could not marry Muslim women;.”

  1. It should be pointed out that most of these laws were elaborations of basic laws concerning non-Muslims (dhimmis) in the Quran. The Quran does not give much detail about the right conduct with non-Muslims, in principle recognizing the religion of “People of the book” (Jews, Christians, and sometimes others as well) and securing a separate tax from them inlieu of the zakat imposed upon Muslim subjects.
  1. American historian Ira Lapidus points towards “interwoven terms of political and economic benefits and of a sophisticated culture and religion” as appealing to the masses. He writes that :
  1. “The question of why people convert to Islam has always generated intense feeling. Earlier generations of European scholars believed that conversions to Islam were made at the point of the sword, and that conquered peoples were given the choice of conversion or death. It is now apparent that conversion by force, while not unknown in Muslim countries, was, in fact, rare. Muslim conquerors ordinarily wished to dominate rather than convert, and most conversions to Islam were voluntary. In most cases worldly and spiritual motives for conversion blended together. Moreover, conversion to Islam did not necessarily imply a complete turning from an old to a totally new life. While it entailed the acceptance of new religious beliefs and membership in a new religious community, most converts retained a deep attachment to the cultures and communities from which they came.”

  1. The result of this, he points out, can be seen in the diversity of Muslim societies today, with varying manifestations and practices of Islam.
  1. Conversion to Islam also came about as a result of the breakdown of historically religiously organized societies: with the weakening of many churches, for example, and the favoring of Islam and the migration of substantial Muslim Turkish populations into the areas of Anatolia and the Balkans, the “social and cultural relevance of Islam” were enhanced and a large number of peoples were converted. This worked better in some areas (Anatolia) and less in others (e.g. the Balkans, where “the spread of Islam was limited by the vitality of the Christian churches.”)
  1. Along with the religion of Islam, the Arabic language and Arab customs spread throughout the empire. A sense of unity grew among many though not all provinces, gradually forming the consciousness of a broadly Arab-Islamic population: something which was recognizably an Islamic world had emerged by the end of the 10th century. Throughout this period, as well as in the following centuries, divisions occurred between Persians and Arabs, and Sunnis and Shiites, and unrest in provinces empowered local rulers at times
        1. Conversion within the Empire: Umayyad Period vs. Abbasid Period

  1. There are a number of historians who see the rule of the Umayyads as responsible for setting up the “dhimmah” to increase taxes from the dhimmis to benefit the Arab Muslim community financially and to discourage conversion. Islam was initially associated with the ethnic identity of the Arabs and required formal association with an Arab tribe and the adoption of the client status of mawali. Governors lodged complaints with the caliph when he enacted laws that made conversion easier, depriving the provinces of revenues.
  1. During the following Abbasid period an enfranchisement was experienced by the mawali and a shift was made in the political conception from that of a primarily Arab empire to one of a Muslim empire and c. 930 a law was enacted that required all bureaucrats of the empire to be Muslims. Both periods were also marked by significant migrations of Arab tribes outwards from the Arabian Peninsula into the new territories.
        1. Conversion within the Empire: “Conversion curve”[edit]

  1. Richard Bulliet‘s “conversion curve” shows a relatively low rate of conversion of non-Arab subjects during the Arab centric Umayyad period of 10%, in contrast with estimates for the more politically multicultural Abbasid period which saw the Muslim population grow from approx. 40% in the mid-9th century to close to 100% by the end of the 11th century.This theory does not explain the continuing existence of large minorities of Christians in the Abbasid Period. Other estimates suggest that Muslims were not a majority in Egypt until the mid-10th century and in the Fertile Crescent until 1100. Syria may have had a Christian majority within its modern borders until the Mongol Invasions of the 13th century.
      1. Phase III: Dissolution of the Abbasids and the emergence of the Seljuks and Ottomans (950-1450)[edit]

  1. The expansion of Islam continued in the wake of Turkic conquests of Asia Minor, the Balkans, and the Indian subcontinent.The earlier period also saw the acceleration in the rate of conversions in the Muslim heartland while in the wake of the conquests the newly conquered regions retained significant non-Muslim populations in contrast to the regions where the boundaries of the Muslim world contracted, such as Sicily and Al Andalus, where Muslim populations were expelled or forced to Christianize in short order.The latter period of this phase was marked by the Mongol invasion (particularly the siege of Baghdad in 1258) and after an initial period of persecution, the conversion of these conquerors to Islam.

  2. Like their Byzantine and late Sasanian predecessors, the Marwanid caliphs nominally ruled the various religious communities but allowed the communities’ own appointed or elected officials to administer most internal affairs. Yet the Marwanids also depended heavily on the help of non-Arab administrative personnel and on administrative practices (e.g., a set of government bureaus). As the conquests slowed and the isolation of the fighters (muqatilah) became less necessary, it became more and more difficult to keep Arabs garrisoned. As the tribal links that had so dominated Umayyad politics began to break down, the meaningfulness of tying non-Arab converts to Arab tribes as clients was diluted; moreover, the number of non-Muslims who wished to join the ummah was already becoming too large for this process to work effectively.

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT ISLAM: The Man Who Knew Nothing: PART 8 OF 10

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WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT ISLAM: The Man Who Knew Nothing: Obama didn’t know anything and he never knew it. At least not until, like smuggling weapons to druglords, bugging journalists, IRSing his political enemies and killing vets, his right hand found out about what his left hand was doing from the morning paper. After skipping 58% of his daily intelligence briefings in Term 1 and 59% of them in Term 2, he went on 60 Minutes and blamed intelligence agencies for being caught by surprise by ISIS. What the ISIS standup act lacked in comic timing, it made up for by besieging Baghdad, bringing back slavery and taking selfies with severed heads.Obama botched his own disastrous ObamaCare program turning it an even more expensive mess than it already was. Once again he claimed that he only found out about the problem from the media. Just like he found out that his VA turnaround was killing more vets than Al Qaeda was from that same media. But then what exactly does he do besides give speeches at fundraisers, golf, vacation and blame Congress for not passing some gimmick bill that even his own party loyalists wouldn’t touch in an attempt to divert attention from the latest disaster he only found out about through the media? He tried to force amnesty through Congress and instead caused a border crisis. After blowing a billion dollars on a contractor with a top family friend executive, the ObamaCare website went 404. His stimulus funds went into the trash. His Green Energy recipients went into bankruptcy court.If the Democratic Party was that desperate to dodge every gaffe, scandal and criticism with cries of racism,There is nothing amiable about his incompetence or his idiocy.The roots of both can be found in his arrogance. I’m a better political director than my political director”.

The HHS and VA secretaries were purged over failures of leadership that came from the top down. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton resigned half a year after Benghazi. After six years of running his mouth, the Attorney General was finally forced to resign after a U.S. District Court judge began applying serious pressure on the Justice Department over Fast and Furious docs.He even insisted that he was a better ISIS Jihadist than the actual Jihadists, offering his advice as “an adviser to ISIS” to a coterie of big media types.Socialized medicine won’t work unless you kill a whole lot more people. Just ask its architect or the NHS.They don’t bother with the niceties of following the law or listening to anyone.They blame someone else.Obama is blaming the intelligence officials for not giving him the briefings on ISIS that he wouldn’t attend. But he knew all about ISIS. He chose not to listen to avoid exactly what is happening now.

As a born again idiot, Obama maintains a layer of plausible deniability over his incompetence that allows him to blame his own people and claim ignorance. But it’s an ignorance of choice. Obama chooses not to contemplate the consequences of his actions. He chooses to implement the bad ideas of the left without questioning them the way that he would have if they were being proposed by George W. Bush. And he chooses to listen to the media because it shares those same filters and acts as a warning system that the crisis has become so severe that not even his backers in the media can continue to ignore it. UK and US special forces form hunter killer unit to “smash the Islamic State”:or will they be hampered by impossible politically correct rules of engagement that hamstring their ability to do much of anything beyond act as a shooting gallery for local jihadis, as in Afghanistan?Elite British and US special forces troops are forming a hunter killer unit called Task Force Black – its orders: “Smash the Islamic State.” The undercover warriors will aim to “cut the head off the snake” by hitting the command structure of the Islamist terror group responsible for a trail of atrocities across Iraq and Syria, reports the Sunday People. A source said: “We need to go into Syria and Iraq and kill as many IS members as we can. You can’t ­negotiate with these people.Defeating IS cannot be done by air strikes alone. You have to get on the ground and take out the commanders – cut off the snake’s head.The operation will be led by America’s CIA spy agency….If the administration decides it needs additional money for expanded operations against the Islamic State, it will need to secure quick action in Congress or wait until after the elections. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said his panel had asked administration officials to testify in September about their plans for combating Islamic State. “If there’s a military operation, we’re still unclear what’s going to happen in terms of congressional involvement,” a Democratic congressional aide said. “Election-year politics is going to play a big role.” A Reuters-IPSOS poll on Monday showed only 12 percent of Americans favor funding and supporting a multinational intervention in Iraq. Connecticut – have argued that under the U.S. Constitution Obama must get Congress’ authorization for expanded military action in either Iraq or Syria.And House Democrats James McGovern of Massachusetts and Barbara Lee of California and Republican Walter Jones of North Carolina wrote to Speaker John Boehner this week and asked for a debate and a vote on the anti-Islamic State action.

  1. Clueless or complicit: Obama and Islam’s war with America: There are grave questions about whether our president has any appreciation for the threat that Islam represents to America, or possesses a willingness to do anything about it if he does. The equation is now plain: it’s America vs. Islam, God vs. Satan, good vs. evil. “If America attacks Iraq every American embassy in the world will be exposed and attacked with car bombs.”

Another communique vowed: “If the United States bomb Iraq, every American citizen is a legitimate target.” Well, Obama has bombed Iraq. You do the math. Al Qaeda fighters are transferring their allegiance to ISIS in bunches for a simple reason: ISIS is more serious about Islam and the caliphate than Al Qaeda could ever hope to be. Yep, beheading Christian children and putting their heads on sticks in a public park, that’s the Islamic way. Their agenda is clear: Armageddon, with Christian America lying at their feet in a pile of ashes.

We know that dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Americans have gone to Syria for battlefield training in jihad. Our own State Department has admitted that as many as a dozen have returned to America and they have no idea where some of them are.

And who has the responsibility to protect us from this insidious and demonic evil? A president whose own religious sympathies are in question and whose foreign policy team is headed by valley girls (Jen Psaki), librarians (Marie Harf) and the oafish John Kerry who bumbles about the world stage haughtily blind to his own utter cluelessness.

It turns out that it’s not ISIS that’s the “JV team,” it’s Obama’s bunch.There are grave questions about whether our president has any appreciation for the threat that Islam represents to America, or possesses a willingness to do anything about it if he does. His interventions in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have in every case resulted in the advance of the armies of Allah.

A president who was serious about protecting America from Islam would do three things for starters: suspend Islamic immigration, end Muslim service in the U.S. military, and urge states to stop the building of mosques. A president who isn’t serious about protecting America from Islam will do, well, just about everything our president is doing.

I ASKED HIM, ISIT OK TO KILL PEOPLE? HE SIAD IF THEY’RE NOT MUSLIMS, YES–PART 7 OF 10

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I ASKED HIM, ISIT OK TO KILL PEOPLE? HE SIAD IF THEY’RE NOT MUSLIMS, YES—:Every violent jihadist is a devout Muslim. Up to 200 are thought to be fighting in Syria and Iraq causing heartbreak for those left behind. On 25 March Arieta’s brother killed himself and 52 Iraqis in a suicide bombing. “When he was in Kosovo, Blerim said that suicide bombers, they’re not Muslims. But when I talked to him in Syria, and I asked him, Is it good to kill people?’ He said, ‘If they’re not Muslim, yes.

  1. Muslim cleric justifies Islamic State beheadings: “Islam is a religion of beheading”:

Hussein bin Mahmoud invokes Qur’an 47:4: “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks. Bin Mahmoud wrote that beheading was an effective way to terrorize the enemies of Islam, and stressed that, under Islamic law, Foley was a harbi, i.e. a non-Muslim whose life was not protected by an agreement of protection. He argued further that Islam allows and encourages such acts, since it is a religion of war and fighting. All scholars, without exception, agree on the permissibility of killing a harbi infidel, and agree that his blood and property are fair game. Most of them [also] agree on the permissibility of killing him if he is taken prisoner. So where does this condemnation of the IS come from?… Let it be known to all people that when a harbi enters the land of Islam without a legal pact [of protection], his property, life and progeny are fair game. “Many Muslims are influenced by the West’s false views and its repulsive ideas, which are exported to the Islamic nation in order to weaken it andchange the perception of its youth so that [the youth] become cowardly and subdued and abandon the means of power and terror, and thus create a generation that does not know fighting or the cutting of necks. “Beheading A Harbi Infidel Is A Blessed Act For Which A Muslim Is Rewarded”

Chopping off the heads of infidels is an act whose permissibility the [Muslim] ummah agrees on. Beheading a harbi infidel is a blessed act for which a Muslim is rewarded. The [only] matter scholars disagree about is the question of transferring the head from one place to another, traveling with it and carrying it around…”Bin Mahmoud: Jews, Christians, Shi’ites And ‘Alawites Who Committed Crimes Against The Muslims Must Be Beheaded After clarifying that he is opposed to killing Muslims, bin Mahmoud continues: “As for beheading infidel Jews, Christians and ‘Alawites, as well as apostate Shi’ites, who commit crimes against the Muslims, they must be terrorized, filled with fear and beheaded without any respect. Cutting off heads is part of the tradition of the [Prophet’s] Companions. In the Koran Allah ordered to smite the infidels’ necks and encouraged the Muslims to do this. He said [in Koran 47:4], ‘When you meet those who disbelieve on the battlefield, smite at their necks until you have killed and wounded many of them…Those crusaders fought the Islamic legal concepts, distorted the religion, and convinced the Muslims that their religion is a religion of peace, doves, love and harmony, and that there is no blood in it, no killing and no fighting. The Muslims remained in this state until Allah revived the tradition of beheading by means of the mujahid and slaughterer Abu Mus’ab Al-Zarqawi, may Allah have mercy upon him and accept him as a martyr.”

        1. Islam Is A Religion Of Bloodshed” Bin Mahmoud goes on to quote a long list of texts which, according to him, prove that Islam condones beheading as a means of terrorizing the enemy, and then emphasizes once more that Islam is not a peaceful religion, since its essence is jihad and martyrdom. He concludes that “Islam is a religion of beheading”:“Islam is a religion of power, fighting, jihad, beheading and bloodshed, not a religion of turning the left cheek to whoever slapped you on the right cheek. On the contrary, it is a religion of breaking the hand that is stretched out to humiliate the Muslim. [Any Muslim] who fights for his property, blood or honor is a martyr.

the goal of its fighters is to die for the sake of their religion…”The president said such groups have “no place in the 21st century.” wow that got them!

journalist’s family and angrily denounced Islamic State militants the following day.

Sources-robert spencer, jihad watch, llinda pressly, bbc, ap, washington post, sebastin payne,

Obama: The Islamic State has “already failed”:PART 5 OF 10, CHALLENGE ISLAM-PART 6 OF 10

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The thing is, he says “we will not be intimidated,” but the American government and military establishment is already intimidated, and Obama himself has been a chief agent of that intimidation. He shows that he is intimidated when he makes the wild and ridiculous claim that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, and forbids intelligence and law enforcement officials to study the motives and goals of the jihad terrorists. This is intimidation on a massive scale, rendering his words here utterly hollow.“Remarks by President Obama and President Ilves of Estonia in Joint Press Conference,” White House, September 3, 2014 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):Whatever these murderers think they’ll achieve by killing innocent Americans like Steven, they have already failed. They have failed because, like people around the world, Americans are repulsed by their barbarism. We will not be intimidated. Their horrific acts only unite us as a country and stiffen our resolve to take the fight against these terrorists. And those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget, and that our reach is long and that justice will be serveD

Source-robert spencer-jihad watch

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When you challenge Islam, you are attacking multiculturalism”:There is no moderate Islam in the mosques or in Mecca. You won’t find it in the Koran or the Hadiths. If you want to find moderate Islam, browse the newspaper editorials after a terrorist attack or take a course on Islamic religion taught by a Unitarian Sociologist wearing fake native jewelry.You can’t find a moderate Islam in Saudi Arabia or Iran, but you can find it in countless network news specials, articles and books about the two homelands of their respective brands of Islam.You won’t find the fabled land of moderate Muslims in the east. You won’t even find it in the west. Like all myths it exists in the imagination of those who tell the stories. You won’t find a moderate Islam in the Koran, but you will find it in countless Western books about Islam.Moderate Islam isn’t what most Muslims believe. It’s what most liberals believe that Muslims believe.The new multicultural theology of the West is moderate Islam. Moderate Islam is the perfect religion for a secular age since it isn’t a religion at all.

Without moderate Muslims, nationalism returns, borders close and the right wins. That is what they fear.If there is no moderate Islam, no moderate Mohammed, no moderate Allah, then the Socialist Kingdom of Heaven on Earth has to go in the rubbish bin. The grand coalitions in which LGBT activists and Islamists scream at Jews over Gaza aren’t the future; they’re the Weimar Republic on wheels.Flash back to Obama in his tan suit wearily saying that he has no strategy for ISIS. The original plan was to capture Osama alive, give him a civilian trial, cut a deal with the moderate Taliban and announce the end of the War on Terror before the midterm elections.So much for that.Moderate Islam is a difficult faith. To believe in it you have to disregard over a thousand years of recorded history, theology, demographics and just about everything that predates 1965. You have to ignore the bearded men chopping off heads because they don’t represent the majority of Muslims.

The real Islam is a topic that non-Muslims of no faith who hold sacred only the platitudes of a post-everything society are eager to lecture on without knowing anything about it.Their Islam is not the religion of Mohammed, the Koran, the Hadiths, the Caliphs or its practitioners in such places as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq or Indonesia. Their Islam is a religion that does not exist, but that they fervently believe must exist because without it their way of life is as doomed as the dodo.They aren’t Muslims. They have no faith in Allah or the Koran. Instead they have faith in the goodness of an Islam that exists without resort to scriptures, theology or deity. This may seem strange to actual believers, but after all their own poor tattered scraps of Christianity or Judaism don’t bother paying too much attention to deities or scriptures except when it comes to cherry-picking quotes about tolerance.Is it any wonder that they treat Islam the same way?The true moderate Muslims are secular liberals of loosely Christian and Jewish persuasion who have invented and believe in a moderate Islam that doesn’t exist outside of their own heads. This secular Islam, which values all life, is dedicated to social justice and universal tolerance, is a counterpart of their own bastardized religions. And they are too afraid to wake up and realize that it doesn’t exist.When American and European leaders insist that Islam has nothing to do with the latest Islamic atrocity, they are not referencing a religion practiced by Muslims, but an imaginary religion that they imagine Muslims must practice because the alternative is the end of everything that they believe in.

Dissuading a believer in moderate Muslims from his invented faith by citing the long trail of corpses or the hateful Hadiths that call for mass murder is futile because these are not the roots of his religion. He doesn’t know what a Hadith is nor does he care. As a social justice man in good standing, he attributes the violent track record of Islam to European colonialism and oppression.

He has never read the Koran. He has read a thousand articles about how Muslims are oppressed at the airport, in Gaza, in Burma and in Bugs Bunny cartoons. They are his new noble savages and he will not hear a word against them. Having colonized their identities in his imagination (despite the marked up copy of Edward Said’s Orientalism that he keeps by his bedside) he treats them as reflections of his ego.The degraded lefty descendants of Christians and Jews wait for a moderate Muslim messiah who will reconcile the impossibilities of their multicultural society by healing the conflicts between Islam and the West. Until then they find him, it necessary to believe, not in a divinity, but in the moderate Muslim.

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FOR CHRISTIANS ONLY–SPREAD OF ISLAM–PART 4 OF 10

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For Christians Only—SPREAD OF ISLAM: We must pray that all Muslims will have an opportunity to learn about Jesus and to come to know Him as their Savior and friend.
Before reading further, please take a moment to study the Christianity/Islam comparison by clicking 
here. The chart clearly shows that Allah and God cannot possibly be one and the same. Knowing their differences is the first step in understanding Islam.
there are false teachers in Islam. They ignore their holy books and preach lies for personal gain. The goal of their deceptions is to increase mosque attendance, donations and control over Muslims in their communities.
False imams have been extremely successful in spreading lies about Christianity. For example, nearly every Muslim believes that Christians changed the Gospel (Arabic “Injeel”) for their own selfish purposes by
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removing verses that “acknowledge Muhammad as the last and greatest in the line of Biblical prophets.”
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adding verses to assert that Jesus is the Son of God, was crucified, ascended to heaven, and sits at the right hand of God.
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adding verses that claim the existence of the Holy Spirit
In fact the Qur’an makes no claims that the Gospel was changed.

fewer than 20 percent of Muslims have actually read the Qur’an. Reading the Qur’an may cause them to abandon Islam but that won’t save them. Since Islamic doctrine dictates that Muslims read the Torah, Psalms and Gospel (Injeel), give them a copy of the New Testament in their native language and see what happens. It may save their souls.

Be very cautious not to put any Muslim in danger. The penalty for blasphemy or apostasy is death, and Muslims suspected of insulting Islam or abandoning Islam risk execution. Never approach Muslims in a group. Don’t make any of them have to explain why they were speaking to a non-Muslim (an infidel). Arrange private meetings. Never approach a Muslim of the opposite sex. Never give any literature to a Muslim unless they ask for it. The Psalms and the Gospels because all are mentioned in the Qur’an and are safe subjects. Again, at your earliest opportunity, give them a copy of the New Testament in their native language and see what happens. Others believe the Qur’an was compiled more than a decade after Muhammad’s death from notes made by family and friends on parchments, bones or leaves as he traveled around.

To understand the breadth and depth of Islam, one must study all three of its core documents; the Qur’an, the hadiths, and biography of Muhammad. However, the hadiths comprise 1,200 volumes and Muhammad’s primary biography by Ishaq is not trustworthy because it omits much of his family life and military campaigns.


God is personal.
Islam: Allah is unknowable.

Christianity: God is One in Three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Like a man can be a husband, father and brother at the same time and still be just one man, God is One God in Three Persons. Since God loves all people but Allah loves only Muslims, Allah and God cannot possibly be one and the same.
Islam: Allah and God are the same, but God has no Son. The Holy Spirit does not exist.

Christianity: Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, who died to save sinners. Every human is a sinner. Only Jesus lived without sin.
Islam: Salvation is through obeying Islamic laws and doing more good deeds than bad deeds for Muslims.

Christianity: Jesus is the Son of God―sent to save the world from sin. Those who accept Him as Lord will have eternal life. Jesus will prevail on Judgment Day.
Islam:  Jesus was a prophet. He was not Divine. Jesus will bow to Muhammad on Judgment Day.

hristianity: All people who believe Jesus died for their sins, was raised, and now sits at God’s right hand will enter heaven.
Islam:  Muslim men who die fighting in the Cause of Allah—or do more good deeds than bad deeds for Muslims will enter Paradise.

Christianity: God commands all people to love Him and love one another, even their enemies.
Islam: Allah commands Muslims to fight until all people profess Islam as their faith; are enslaved by Muslims; or are dead.

Christianity: There will be no liars in heaven.
Islam: Lying, breaking treaties or pretending not to be a Muslim is acceptable—if done to further Islam’s quest for world domination.

Christianity: Nearly all of the Old Testament Prophets were Jews.
Islam:  All Biblical Prophets were Muslims, including Abraham, Noah, Moses and Jesus. Adam was a Muslim.

Christianity: Earthly bodies cannot last forever. Heavenly bodies are eternal and unique.
Islam: Fleshly rewards await those who enter paradise; fruit, wine, and—virgins created for the eternal pleasure of Muslim men.

Christianity: Muhammad is not mentioned in the Bible. His coming is not foretold.
Islam: The Bible foretells the coming of Muhammad, who was the last and greatest of all Biblical prophets, including Jesus Christ.

Christianity:  The Bible is the Word of God. It was inspired by God. It is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
Islam: Jews and Christians corrupted the Bible by removing verses that pertain to Muhammad and changing passages concerning Jesus.

Christianity: The Jews are God’s chosen People. God will never allow them to be completely destroyed.
Islam:  Jews are descendants of apes and pigs. It is a sacred duty of Muslims to convert, enslave or murder every one of them.

Christianity: Jesus said, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” 
 Islam: Allah said, “Fight until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there is faith in Allah altogether and everywhere.”

Islam: Christians are evil, and bound for hell. They will always try to lead Muslims into their world of sin.
Christianity:  The only way to be saved from sin and have eternal life is to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. Jesus commands Christians to teach all people that He loves them and died for their sins

source-bill warner

CNN–Don Lemon—IS ISLAM A MORE VIOLENT RELIGION THAN OTHER FAITHS part 2 of 10–Islamic State justifies atrocities by citing Muhammad-part 3 of 10

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Lemon began, “and let’s just be very honest about it. This is a discussion that’s happening, really cross the world… Is Islam a more violent religion than other faiths?”Two of Lemon’s three panelists — and even Lemon himself — seemed to agree with the contention that Islam is inherently prone to violence in a way Christianity, Judaism or other major religions are not.“I believe there are certain areas in Islam that need to be reinterpreted, otherwise you will face violence in the end,” said author Tawfik Hamid, noting that Islam “has not reformed yet” like other religions. “I believe with the literal understanding of it, and with its history as written in Shari’a books, today it is more violent.”““They’re the ones that call themselves Islamists!” Fuentes continued. “They’re the ones, ISIS, calling themselves the Islamic State. So if they’re interpreting the teachings of the prophet, the teachings of the Qur’an, and they’re twisting it, they’re putting it on. But the fundamental basis is that they’re calling themselves Islamic and then cutting people’s heads off.

Monthly editor Arsalan Iftikhar, disagreed. it doesn’t mean that other religions aren’t violent,” he explained. “We’re talking about history and the reality here. If you’re looking at the bombing of abortion clinics, you’re not looking at the numbers of a 9/11, you’re not looking at the numbers of a Boko Haram, you’re not looking at the many people who are killed from ISIS and beheaded.” In stark contrast to the undeniable fact that all the mainstream sects of Islam and schools of Islamic jurisprudence teach warfare against and subjugation of unbelievers. And the abortion clinic bombings, which were only a handful in any case, were repudiated and rejected by every Christian body.

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  1. Islamic State justifies atrocities by citing Muhammad—Jihad Watch, It then cites a hadith which recounted how Mohammed, when faced with treachery, ordered that the perpetrators have their hands and feet cut off, their eyes gouged out with hot irons, and be left to die. ‘This hadith shows the severity of the prophetic punishment against the treacherous, false claimants of Islam,’ the article says, saying that the Syrian tribesmen had been guilty of a similar ‘wicked deed.’”Here is that hadith:Narrated Abu Qilaba: Anas said, “Some people of ‘Ukl or ‘Uraina tribe came to Medina and its climate did not suit them. So the Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of (Milch) camels and to drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they went as directed and after they became healthy, they killed the shepherd of the Prophet and drove away all the camels. The news reached the Prophet early in the morning and he sent (men) in their pursuit and they were captured and brought at noon. He then ordered to cut their hands and feet (and it was done), and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron.

The amputation punishment is mandated in the Qur’an: “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment” (5:33).But remember: Barack Obama and John Kerry and David Cameron and Fr. Dwight Longenecker and numerous other eminent imams assure us that this has nothing to do with Islam. A second edition underscored the religious basis for ISIS’ vision, arguing that those who oppose Allah’s will will be punished, just as those who mocked Noah when he built the ark were punished in the Flood.

It says the U.S. over many months refused to take the steps necessary to save Foley’s life, even as several unnamed European governments had negotiated to have “a dozen” of their hostages released.“That left a number of British and American prisoners remaining in the cells of the Islamic State, only after their governments arrogantly refused to release our imprisoned brothers and our sister, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.”The magazine also describes Foley’s beheading as retribution for the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, and says it was “a cooling balm for the believers’ hearts to witness the execution.”Obama is labeled a “crusader” and “apostate” who – “with Allah’s permission”.

A call of hijrah” – or migration to the Islamic state.One article says the caliphate has become “the largest collection of muhajirin emigrants. “The article says ISIS commanders and fighters are “of different colors, languages, and lands: the Najdi [Saudi], the Jordanian, the Tunisian, the Egyptian, the Somali, the Turk, the Albanian, the Chechen, the Indonesian, the Russian, the European, the American and so on.”

Mohammed as modelThe magazine includes numerous quotes from the Qur’an and Islamic hadiths, providing context from the life of Mohammed to justify the group’s brutal actions. These are backed up by much more recent writings, notably the views of Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian terrorist who founded ISIS’ precursor al-Qaeda in Iraq and led it until his 2006 death in a U.S. bombing.For instance, one article defends a decision to execute Sunni tribesmen in eastern Syria this year – a photograph of the mass shooting is featured – on the basis that they had agreed to submit to the caliphate but then “betrayed their covenant by rebelling.”It then cites a hadith which recounted how Mohammed, when faced with treachery, ordered that the perpetrators have their hands and feet cut off, their eyes gouged out with hot irons, and be left to die.

The publication does not refer directly to the mass killings of religious minorities, but leaves no doubt about how contemptuously ISIS regards the “cross worshippers” and the “devil-worshipping” Yazidis.

Muslims who do not embrace the caliphate are condemned as hypocrites, weak-hearted, and those who have deserted the obligation of jihad. Patrick Sookhdeo, international director of Barnabas Fund and an expert on radical Islam, notes that Dabiq is mentioned in a hadith that prophesies an end-time battle in which Muslims will conquer Christians, en route to conquering the entire world.

In Islamic eschatology, Jesus, whom Muslims call Isa, will descend via a minaret of the Great Mosque in Damascus, and from there he will lead his armies to victory,” Sookhdeo says.

“‘Victory’ means destroying every cross, killing every Jew and pagan, and either converting every Christian to Islam or killing them. This apocalyptic dimension is now shaping ISIS as it sees itself fighting an End Time battle.”

Source—robert spencer, jihad watch, parrick goodenough, cns news, dr. aafia siddiqui, patrick sookhdeo