What of Ellison’s Qur’an (and Islam’s other “sacred” texts) does PowerLine find so acceptable, so compatible with the American Constitution?And will the President's announcement of a change of course in Iraq next week reveal any substantially-greater understanding of Islam than has been demonstrated so far?
Mohammed’s Statement of Purpose?“...the Messenger of Allah...would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. 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...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...’” (Muslim Book 019, Number 4294).Allah and the false prophet’s dictums on warfare to make the world Islam?“...fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war)...” (Qur’an 9:5).The "divine” endorsement of terrorism?
“Fight those who believe not in Allah...nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).
“...fight them [Unbelievers] on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere...” (Qur’an 8:38, 39).
“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” (Qur’an 2:216).
“Allah’s Apostle said: ‘I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle...’” (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24).
“Muhammad said, ‘A single endeavor of fighting in Allah’s Cause is better than the world and whatever is in it’” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 50).
“A man came to Allah’s Apostle and said, ‘Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad in reward.’ He replied, ‘I do not find such a deed’” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 44).
“Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur’an...” (Qur’an 9:11).“Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): ‘I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them’” (Qur’an 8:12).Allah’s requiring Mohammed’s raping of his nine-year-old “wife”?
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror. The treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand’” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220).“My mother came to me while I was being swung on a swing between two branches and got me down. My nurse took over and wiped my face with some water and started leading me. When I was at the door she stopped so I could catch my breath. I was brought in while Muhammad was sitting on a bed in our house. My mother made me sit on his lap. The other men and women got up and left. The Prophet consummated his marriage with me in my house when I was nine years old” (Tabari 9:131).Raping slaves and those whose husbands you’ve just slaughtered?
“Allah’s Apostle told Aisha [his six-year-old bride and nine-year-old sexual “partner"], ‘You were shown to me twice in my dreams. I beheld a man or angel carrying you in a silken cloth. He said to me, “She is yours, so uncover her.” And behold, it was you. I would then say to myself, “If this is from Allah, then it must happen”’” (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 87, Number 139-140).“Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess...” (Qur’an 4:24).The way in which Allah deals with prisoners of war (apparently, like President Bush, Allah has never heard of the Geneva Conventions!)?
"...when Allah enabled him to conquer the Fort (of Khaibar), the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin Akhtab was described to him. Her husband had been killed while she was a bride. So Allah’s Apostle selected her for himself and took her along with him...her menses were over and he took her for his wife...” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 143).“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter...” (Qur’an 5:33).Mohammed’s perspective on freedom of religion (it sounds just like the Bill of Rights!)?"Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57).Of course, we can trust Ellison, for a Muslim would never, ever, under any circumstances, lie:Mohammed said, “War is deceit” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 268).No, there is no reason any American should be concerned at all with legitimizing Islam, even though Allah says of Mohammed:“Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah” (Qur’an 33:21).Lying, theft, enslavement, rape, pedophilia, murder, genocide. Such an example is not only beautiful, it’s patriotic!
Friday, January 05, 2007
Another failed New Year's Resolution
The commitment to expose, confront, discredit, and defeat Islam didn't last long. Perhaps that's because our political, media, and academic elite refuse to make it. In response to a somewhat praiseworthy mention of the use of a Qur'an in Congress: