If burning the Qur'an is an attack on Islam, it is a counter attack, subsequent to Islamic attacks upon us." Ben
General Petraeus is quoted by the Associated Press (on Yahoo! news) as saying that Qur'an burning would inflame passions.
The Secretary General of Nato is quoted in a similar vein.
Did Christians riot, destroy property and kill people when a photograph was published as "art" showing a crucifix immersed in urine? Did they riot when elephant dung was used in ersatz iconography? But Muslims, whipped to a frenzy by rabid clerics in Juma Salat riot on the basis of unfounded rumors as well as such egregious offenses as the Motoons & Fitna.
If rabid Muslims are going to harm our troops because a few Qur'ans are burned, they will also use blog posts, books, videos and articles exposing the intrinsic evil of Islam as a pretexts for outrageous acts of violence. If we follow the General's illogic, we must forbid all criticism of Islam, effectively annulling the First Amendment.
CNN quotes General Petraeus as saying that the Qur'an burning could "endanger" our troops and the mission. CNN quotes a statement from our Embassy in Kabul in which the Embassy condemns the Qur'an burning. in terms such as "acts of disrespect against the religion of Islam", "deliberate attempts to offend members of religious or ethnic groups" and "offensive messages, which are contrary to U.S. government policy ".
Msnbc reports on the remarks of Attorney General Eric Holder and other critics. They quote Holder as calling the burning "idiotic and dangerous" . They quote a group of religious leaders as referring to "anti-Muslim frenzy" and "disrespect for a sacred text".
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley is quoted in a fulminating denunciation
Crowley called the burning "inconsistent with our American values" and "un-American".
Our servicemen are in harm's way in Afghanistan, viewed by the locals as "occupiers" to be tormented, killed and driven away. When Dar ul-Islam is invaded, jihad to repel the invaders is fard ayn, an individually binding religious obligation upon all able bodied male Muslims. I direct the attention of doubters and dissenters to Reliance of the Traveller, Book o9.1. They do not need any additional provocation.
Dove World calls Islam Satanic. It intends to protest Islam's attacks on us by burning Qur'ans. Is that an attack on a religion? Is Islam a religion? Muslims do use that word, but the principal term used to describe Islam is Deen: way of life. What is that way of life? What is its economic base, is it agriculture? Is it construction? Is it manufacturing? Is it trade and commerce? One saying attributed to Muhammad answers these questions for us. Read it carefully; I added emphasis to make critical points clear to you.
Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:
I heard the Apostle of Allah, (peace_be_upon_him) say: When you enter into the inah transaction, hold the tails of oxen, are pleased with agriculture, and give up conducting jihad (struggle in the way of Allah). Allah will make disgrace prevail over you, and will not withdraw it until you return to your original religion.
Muhammad told the Muslims that if they engage in trade & agriculture to the exclusion of jihad Allah will curse them until they return to "your original religion". What did they give up? What must they return to? Jihad. What is jihad? Is jihad an-nafs, the struggle against ego and temptation an alternative to agriculture? How would it produce food or income with which to purchase food? What is jihad, and how does it rival agriculture as an economic activity?
Fortunately for us, Islamic law includes a clear and unambiguous definition of jihad. For clarity and ease of exploration, I have added emphasis and links to external references.
(O: Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser jihad. As for the greater jihad, it is spiritual warfare against the lower self (nafs), which is why the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said as he was returning from jihad.
``We have returned from the lesser jihad to the greater jihad.''
The scriptural basis for jihad, prior to scholarly consensus (def: b7) is such Koranic verses as:
-1- ``Fighting is prescribed for you'' (Koran 2:216);
-2- ``Slay them wherever you find them'' (Koran 4:89);
-3- ``Fight the idolators utterly'' (Koran 9:36);
``I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah'';
and the hadith reported by Muslim,
``To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it.''Details concerning jihad are found in the accounts of the military expeditions of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), including his own martial forays and those on which he dispatched others. The former consist of the ones he personally attended, some twenty-seven (others say twenty-nine) of them. He fought in eight of them, and killed only one person with his noble hand, Ubayy ibn Khalaf, at the battle of Uhud. On the latter expeditions he sent others to fight, himself remaining at Medina, and these were forty-seven in number.)
Jihad means "to war on non-Muslims". How does it produce income? The Qur'an has the answer to this question, distributed over several surahs. [Emphasis added for clarity.]
Al-Anfal is variously translated as "The Spoils", "War Booty" or "The Windfalls". If Islam is a "religion of peace", why does its scripture tell us that Moe gets the loot, specifically the top 20%. That top 20% is called Khums. In Bukhari's collection of authentic hadith, the Book of Khumus describes the division of the spoils. Of course, that must be a rare and occasional necessity, because Islam is a "religion of peace". So why does that book contain 88 ahadith?
In Surah Al Fath, we learn that Allah has promised the Muslims "rich spoils" that they will capture.
Did Allah deliver on his promise of "abundant spoils"?
In another ayeh, Allah reveals Moe's motivation: "the good of this world". What does that mean?
The translators included a parenthetical expression taken from tafsir. That expression tells us what Moe wanted: ransom money. The mission of Islam is mercenary, neither beneficent, spiritual nor anodyne. "Religion of peace"? Waging war, making a great slaughter is one of the duties of a Prophet. Got a clue yet?
The hadit have more clues for the clueless.
The spoils of war were not made lawful for any people before us, This is because Allah saw our weakness and humility and made them lawful for us.
Taking spoils was taboo among the Arabs. Allah gave Moe special dispensation because he saw Moe's weakness and humility. Lets take a good, close look at that humility. Khan bowdlerized this hadith when he translated Bukhari. Aisha Bewley did not.
How did Moe get his provision? What happened to anyone who disobeyed his command? So Allah saw his weakness and humility..... Humility?
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).
How was Moe made victorious? Who brought him the keys to the treasures of the world? What of those treasures?
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Khosrau will be ruined, and there will be no Khosrau after him, and Caesar will surely be ruined and there will be no Caesar after him, and you will spend their treasures in Allah's Cause." He called, "War is deceit'.
How about those treasures, did they inure to Moe's benefit?
How did Allah make Moe wealthy?
I have presented proof of the centrality of Jihad in Islam, that it is a predatory way of life, predation upon the non-Islamic human race, Dar ul-Harb, the land of war. Why is it the land of war? Because it is not yet under Islam's domination.
The entire world must be brought under Islamic domination because Allah's word must be made superior.
Two ayat declare that Islam must be made superior, one declares that it must be made victorious. How would that happen? The context has a clue for you.
"Strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh"; whatever could that mean? How would that make Islam victorious & dominant?
Narrated Abu Musa:
A man came to the Prophet and asked, "A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in Allah's Cause?" The Prophet said, "He who fights that Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah's Cause."
Muslims fight in Allah's cause, to make Islam dominant. Allah gives them the disbeliever's land in war victories. Got a clue yet?
Two ayat in Surah Al-Anfal tell us most of what we need to know about Islam.
Who: disbelievers. What? Fight them until resistance ceases and only Allah is worshiped in the whole world. Got a clue yet? Surah At-Taubah has another clue for the clueless.
But Islam is a "great religion of peace". Surely those conquest imperatives must be metaphorical, allegorical or anachronistic. Yeah, right. I already showed you one of the confirming ahadith, in that quote from Reliance. "commanded to fight the people until"... . That same section told you that jihad is warfare against disbelievers. But you did not get a clue. Shari'ah has another clue for you. Those conquest imperatives are codified into Islamic law and one of them specifies its scriptural basis.
o9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,
"Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled" (Koran 9.29),
the time and place for which is before the final descent of Jesus (upon whom be peace). After his final coming, nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus' descent (upon him and our Prophet be peace), which is the divinely revealed law of Muhammad. The coming of Jesus does not entail a separate divinely revealed law, for he will rule by the law of Muhammad. As for the Prophet's saying (Allah bless him and give him peace),
"I am the last, there will be no prophet after me,"
this does not contradict the final coming of Jesus (upon whom be peace), since he will not rule according to the Evangel, but as a follower of our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ).
The caliph makes war on "people of the scripture" until they are subjugated and make annual extortion payments. The scriptural basis is At-Taubah 29.
Allah said "fight them" ; Moe said " I am commanded to fight" . What did Moe do? What did his rightly guided caliphs do? How did Islam build an empire that stretched from the border of China to the border of France?
When America won its war of revolution, it no longer had the protection of the British fleet. Her shipping was sacked by the Barbary Pirates. The young nation was nearly bankrupted by paying tribute. Adams & Jefferson asked by what right they attacked us. The answer has another clue for you.
Examine the crucial elements.
- Laws of the Prophet
- written in their Koran
- who should not have answered their authority were sinners,
- right and duty to make war upon them
- make slaves of all they could take as prisoners
- every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to heaven
Examine the crucial elements.
- ordered us to fight you
- until you worship Allah alone
- or give jizya
- until you worship Allah alone
- martyrs go to Paradise
- survivors enslave you
Is the Qur'an a holy book, the sacred word of Allah or was it contrived by a venal con man, woven of plagiarized pseudepigrapha and situational scripture? You won't find the answer from the Qur'an alone, you need hadith to complete the puzzle. Moe, like modern cult leaders, had groupies. Moe wanted to accept their sexual advances. Allah accommodated his wishes.
Moe lusted after Zainab, whose father rejected him. Moe fixed up his adopted son with her, later taking advantage of a convenient divorce to snatch her.
Anas (Allah be pleased with him) reported: When the 'Iddah of Zainab was over, Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to Zaid to make a mention to her about him. Zaid went on until he came to her and she was fermenting her flour. He (Zaid) said: As I saw her I felt in my heart an idea of her greatness so much so that I could not see towards her (simply for the fact) that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) had made a mention of her. So I turned my back towards her. and I turned upon my heels, and said: Zainab, Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) has sent (me) with a message to you. She said: I do not do anything until I solicit the will of my Lord. So she stood at her place of worship and the (verse of) the Qur'an (pertaining to her marriage) were revealed, and Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came to her without permission. He (the narrator) said: I saw that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) served us bread and meat until it was broad day light and the people went away, but some persons who were busy in con- versation stayed on in the house after the meal. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) also went out and I also followed him, and he began to visit the apartments of his wives greeting them (with the words): As-Salamu 'alaikum, and they would say: Allah's Messenger, how did you find your family (hadrat Zainab)? He (the narrator) stated: I do not know whether I had informed him that the people had gone out or he (the Holy Prophet) informed me (about that). He moved on until he entered the apartment, and I also went and wanted to enter (the apartment) along with him, but he threw a curtain between me and him, as (the verfes pertaining to seclusion) had been revealed, and people were instructed in what they had been instructed. Ibn Rafii had made this addition in his narration:" O you who believe, enter not the houses of the Prophet unless permission is given to you for a meal, not waiting for its cooking being finished..." to the words"... Allah forbears not from the truth."
I used to look down upon those ladies who had given themselves to Allah's Apostle and I used to say, "Can a lady give herself (to a man)?" But when Allah revealed: "You (O Muhammad) can postpone (the turn of) whom you will of them (your wives), and you may receive any of them whom you will; and there is no blame on you if you invite one whose turn you have set aside (temporarily).' (33.51) I said (to the Prophet), "I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires."
If burning the Qur'an is an attack on Islam, it is a counter attack, subsequent to Islamic attacks upon us. Did you know that Islam denies the divinity, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Did you know that Islam curses Jews & Christians, that it calls us the worst of living creatures? Did you know that Allah turned some Jews into apes and swine? Why not? Because you have not read the Qur'an.
I admit that the International Burn a Quran Day may irritate Muslims. But it serves a larger purpose: it gives me and others a good excuse to expose the fatal facts of Islam to a curious public. The constant drumbeat of news coverage is raising interest and curiosity. A few more people will read this blog post. A few more will click the links and explore Islam's canon of scripture, tradition and jurisprudence than otherwise would. And I view that as a good thing.
So read the Qur'an already. Then piss on it, let it dry and burn it. http://ben932.vox.com/library/post/quran-read-it-before-burning-it.html?_c=esv1