It never ceases to amaze me how uninformed so many commentators are when it comes to events in the Middle East
Airwaves and pages need to be filled with so-called expert advice, without the opinion maker understanding the subject or having ever done any basic research.
When it comes to Islam, opinionists leave themselves wide open. Watching coverage of the Palestinians protesting the Israel colours on the Sydney Opera House, I felt embarrassed watching TV talking heads make the following statements.
“These are extremists, they’re not real Muslims.”
“They don’t represent the Muslim community.”
“This is just a lunatic fringe.”
“I have friends who are Muslim and they don’t agree with these protests.”
This is not journalism. This is smoke-screening.
Much of the commentary is worthless, deceptive, even negligent.
Australian readers, listeners and viewers deserve better. They deserve the truth, not muddle-headed empty vessels.
To start with, there is no such thing as an Islamic ‘extremist’ or a ‘moderate’ Muslim.
Any Muslim can tell you this.
The founder of Islam did not write one version of the Quran for ‘extremists‘, and a separate edition for ‘moderates.’
There are not two Islams.
You’re either a Muslim (believer in the words and commands of Allah), or a kafir (unbeliever).
Someone who considers themself a Muslim but does not subscribe to the commands, instructions and words of Allah is considered by the Islamic religion (as per the words of Allah, via the founder of the religion), as an unbeliever (kafir) to be reconditioned, re-calibrated or reprogrammed.
If the Muslim refuses to bow to the call to convert or kill non-Muslims, they face the same fate as all other kafirs – death….usually by hanging but sometimes by decapitation.
This is why more Muslims (in name only) are killed by ‘true’ Muslims. They are not considered to be true Muslims.
And a Muslim cannot claim to be a Muslim unless he obeys the word of Allah, to convert or kill unbelievers.
When ISIS was on its long march through the Middle East to establish their dreamed caliphate, they killed more Muslims than non-Muslims. They killed kids who had posters in their rooms of their favourite entertainers (pagan worship).
This is Islam at work. Not ‘extremist’ Islam. Just Islam.
Muslims who follow the word of Allah will agree with this.
The only people who disagree or obfuscate, or excuse, or wishfully cover up for Islam are uneducated, ignorant kaffir fools who trot out mindless opinions such as, “these Islamists are not true Muslims, they’re ‘extremists.'”
When you hear some uninformed commentator saying terrorists are ‘not real Muslims’, or they are ‘extremist Muslims’ you know that commentator hasn’t got a clue what they’re talking about.
In the 1890s British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was attached to General Kitchener’s campaign in the Sudan as a 21st Lancers subaltern.
In 1899 he decided to leave the army. He was critical of Kitchener’s actions during the war, particularly his unmerciful treatment of enemy wounded and his desecration of Muhammad Ahmad’s tomb in Omdurman.
Churchill had spent time in the Middle East and became Secretary of State for the colonies in 1921.
Churchill is credited with creating the kingdom of Jordan and the original Palestinian mandate. He is largely responsible for how Jordan and Iraq were divided up.
At a time of less politically-correct language when politicians actually spoke their mind, without staff rooms of media officers managing them Churchill was saying and documenting his thoughts on Islam.
Some of his most quoted words are, in retrospect, quite telling:
“Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”
“Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism (Islam) is a militant and proselytizing faith.”
“The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”
“Islam is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog.”
“All Islamists know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.”
Today we can easily research Islamic verses on Islamic websites in seconds to read the religious commands to incite terror, killing, hate, bigotry, homophobia, misogyny, slavery, banditry etc.
These commands are not on Islamophobic websites.
They are accurate instructions from the religious texts from the Quran (Allah’s word), Hadith and Sunnah.
Islamic women are the property of the men.
Women have no rights at all (where are all the feminists?).
Homosexuals must be killed, thrown off the tallest building in town, and if they survive, to be finished off by being stoned to death.
All Jews must be killed – wiped off the face of the Earth.
It’s okay to kill non-Muslim women and children (As we saw at the Gaza-Israel border breach).
It’s okay to rape non-Muslim women (same as above).
It’s okay to take sex slaves (again, above).
I’m only surprised supposed informed mainstream commentators are shocked and awed. For the rest of us, there’s no surprise.
When Muslims are in the minority, they can be friendly to non-Muslims, but cannot be friends – and when the Muslim population gains power through population growth, immigration, infiltration into parliament, politics, academic and other institutions, pressure must be exerted to convert the remaining population to Islam.
You thought your Muslim neighbour was your friend? Think again.
Essentially, many acts we find abhorrent in a civilised world, what we consider to be criminal acts, crimes against humanity are considered to be allowable, even commanded under (Allah’s) Sharia (law).
Man-made laws such as our legal system mean nothing to Islam because Allah’s law over rules man-made laws.
There’s no excuse for any commentator, journalist or politician to pretend we do not have a dangerous, deadly ideology amongst us.
The Australian public are owed the truth.
Some excerpts from Islamic texts:
Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”
Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”.
Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.”
Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
Quran (4:95) – “Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home).Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward “
Quran (4:101) – “And when you (Muslims) travel in the land, there is no sin on you if you shorten your Salat (prayer) if you fear that the disbelievers may attack you, verily, the disbelievers are ever unto you open enemies.”
Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…”
Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”
Quran (8:12) – “(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels… “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah”
Quran (8:57) – “If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.”
Quran (8:67) – “It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land…”
Quran (8:65) – “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight…”
Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”
Quran (9:14) – “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.”
Quran (9:20) – “Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah’s way are of much greater worth in Allah’s sight. These are they who are triumphant.”
Quran (9:30) – “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”
Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”
Quran (17:16) – “And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against it, so We destroy it with utter destruction.”
Quran (25:52) – “Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness with it.”
Quran (33:60-62) – “If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease (evil desire for adultery, etc.), and those who spread false news among the people in Al-Madinah, cease not, We shall certainly let you overpower them, then they will not be able to stay in it as your neighbors but a little while Accursed, wherever found, they shall be seized and killed with a (terrible) slaughter.”
Quran (47:3-4) – “Those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord… So, when you meet (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives)… If it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.”
Quran (61:4) – “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His cause”
Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)”
Hadith and Sira
Sahih Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
Sahih Bukhari (52:256) – The Prophet… was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, “They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans).”
Sahih Bukhari (52:220) – Allah’s Apostle said… ‘I have been made victorious with terror’
Abu Dawud (14:2526) (considered daif) – The Prophet said, Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet…
Abu Dawud (14:2527) (considered daif) – The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious
Sahih Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah
Sahih Bukhari (8:387) – Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’. And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally.”
Sahih Muslim (1:30) – “The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah.”
Sahih Bukhari (11:626) – [Muhammad said:] “I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those, who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes.”
Sahih Muslim (1:149) – “Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause…”
Sahih Muslim (20:4645) – “…He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”
Sahih Muslim (19:4294) – “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 respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them… 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 Bukhari 2:35 “The person who participates in (Holy Battles) in Allah’s cause and nothing compels him do so except belief in Allah and His Apostle, will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty ( if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise ( if he is killed).”
Sunan an-Nasa’i (Sahih) “Whoever dies without having fought or thought of fighting, he dies on one of the branches of hypocrisy”
Sunan Ibn Majah 24:2794 (Sahih) – “I came to the Prophet and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which Jihad is best?’ He said: ‘(That of a man) whose blood is shed and his horse is wounded.'”
Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, “Kill any Jew who falls under your power.”
Tabari 9:69 “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us”
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 484: – “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 990: “I leapt upon him and cut off his head and ran in the direction of the camp shouting ‘Allah akbar’ and my two companions did likewise”.
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 992: – “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.”
You won’t hear or read any of that from the mainstream commentators or politicians while they spin you lies.
But you will find it if you do your own research – start with Islamic religious text websites.
Or you can start by reading this easy to read book by Australian Islamic expert, Harry Richardson:
The Story Of Mohammed – Islam Unveiled, a best seller on Amazon.