Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Where's Paul Harvey when you need him?

The latest installment in an interesting discussion with a guest from Egypt reveals a curious point: more than once in his comments, my guest told only half of the truth. Following are his thoughts and "the rest of the story."
"Islam always set equality between all people from all countries."
Only if they are Muslim, for Allah requires his people to "...kill the unbelievers wherever you find them," and "Fight...the People of the Book until they feel themselves subdued and pay the jizya" (Qur'an 9).
"When Islam came;Slavery was a wide trade but it set alot of ways aiming at deleteing it and examples are alot like..."
It is true that slavery existed before Mohammed; it is not true that Islam tried to end it. In fact, the holy texts of Islam show that not only was slavery allowed (and not ameliorated and refuted as in the Bible), it was encouraged. Mohammed made a killing (pun intended) reaping the spoils of war, in goods and in people, making sex slaves even of those whose husbands and fathers he had killed earlier that very day.

Allah's religion encourages, condones, and requires brutality against, and the mutilation, enslavement, and killing of, non-Muslims. And since he commands the fighting against, subduing and humiliating, and killing of Infidels (and since Mohammed and his followers regularly engaged in the worst kinds of violence against--and degradations of--non-Muslims), it is no wonder that Islam's enslavement of unbelievers is as vile, persistent, and pervasive as it is today.
*Prophet Mohamed said:"There is no credit between Arabian and a non-arabian,the difference is in holy..."
Again, you are telling only part of the story: there is a huge difference between Muslim and non-Muslim (it is the difference between Life and death), for Allah still commands, "...kill the unbelievers wherever you find them," and "Fight...the People of the Book until they feel themselves subdued and pay the jizya" (Qur'an 9). Many other passages from Islam's holy texts require the same kind of offensive violence against non-Muslims.
"So Islam is accuseed now of slaving people.."
Because it is true. Mohammed practiced it. Allah commanded it. What else can be said?
"we're all slaves for ALLAH.."
For too many non-Muslims, that is literally true.
"Do you know what that mean?it means that we all worship Him..and in Arabic Slave means(Abd)
and Worshiper(the man who do worship)means also(Abd)"
Only for Muslims.