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While open hearts and minds are good, credulity is not, especially when the salesman making the pitch is selling the destruction of all you hold dear

In Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Deceiving non-Muslims, Ignorant and gullible Infidels, Non-violent jihad, The truth about Islam on June 29, 2010 at 12:58 AM

Anthropophagic alien invaders or Islamic spokesmen?
Six of one, half-dozen of the other

When Muslims wage soft jihad (with words, not weapons), the more skilled practitioners require a translator for the benefit of most non-Muslim audiences.  We wouldn’t want any “infidels” to misunderstand the Religion of Pathological Deception, would we?

In response to Michal’s lengthy propaganda effort.  He begins:

We are Muslims, Ambassadors of PEACE and we are NOT terrorists

The only problem is, our idea of “peace” means that you don’t try to slaughter, rape, or enslave us, and we won’t have to defend ourselves against you. Unfortunately, Muhammad’s idea of “peace” was the kind that comes from (literally) killing the competition:

“Say to the Unbelievers, if (now) they desist (from Unbelief), their past would be forgiven them; but if they persist, the punishment of those before them is already (a matter of warning for them). And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone (in the whole of the world). But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do” (Qur’an 8:38; ayah 39 from Noble Qur’an).

As for “terrorism”? Of course, not all Muslims carry out or condone terrorism. But what’s the best you can expect when “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror'” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220)?

Who will define who a “sweet” person from other religions is?

How about Muhammad? He said of non-Muslims in general (and Jews and Christians, and perhaps Zoroastrians and others — it depends on whom you ask):

“Those who disbelieve, neither their possessions nor their (numerous) progeny will avail them aught against Allah: They are themselves but fuel for the Fire” (Qur’an 3:10).

“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews” (Muslim Book 41, Number 6985).

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, 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).

Michal continues:

No-one needs to [define “sweet non-Muslims], as it is already defined by the socially accepted norms.

As evidenced by just the few citations above, Islam’s “socially accepted norms” are not humanity’s “socially-accepted norms.”

All the things a decent person would not do in real life should also not be done sitting behind a computer.

Because how can a devout Muslim murder someone for insulting Muhammad when he doesn’t have even an ip address? Makes one long for the Good Old Days, when an uppity infidel was just stone’s throw or dagger thrust away:

“Then (occurred) the sariyyah of Umayr ibn adi Ibn Kharashah al-Khatmi against Asma Bint Marwan [. . .] She used to revile Islam, offend the prophet and instigate the (people) against him. She composed verses. Umayr Ibn Adi came to her in the night and entered her house. Her children were sleeping around her. There was one whom she was suckling. He searched her with his hand because he was blind, and separated the child from her. He thrust his sword in her chest till it pierced up to her back. Then he offered the morning prayers with the prophet at al-Medina. The apostle of Allah said to him: “Have you slain the daughter of Marwan?” He said: “Yes. Is there something more for me to do?” He [Muhammad] said: “No . . . ” (Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir).

Michal adds:

Islam has a fundamental principle that asks humans to treat their fellow humans just the way they would like to be treated themselves.

Michal’s confusing Islam with Christianity. Jesus said, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Muhammad said, “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).

Therefore we all should exercise our freedoms with care, consideration and concern for our fellow human beings. Freedom is not and therefore should not become an assault on others.

Which is Muslimspeak for: Don’t say anything we don’t like . . . or else:

“A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet [. . .] and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet [. . .] and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. When the morning came, the Prophet [. . .] was informed about it.

“He assembled the people and said: ‘I adjure by Allah the man who has done this action and I adjure him by my right to him that he should stand up.’ Jumping over the necks of the people and trembling the man stood up.

“He sat before the Prophet [. . .] and said: ‘Apostle of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her.’

“Thereupon the Prophet [. . .] said: ‘Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood'” (Abu-Dawud Book 38, Number 4348).

Michal whines:

[Facebook] seems to allow mockery of religions it has an issue with… The caricatures of the prophet Mohammed were uploaded, and instead of taking any consideration and action, they came out and said they were supporting it.”

Do you think that nearly 16,000 documented jihad attacks since 9/11 alone might have something to do with the urge to mock Muhammad? I’m willing to bet — I’m going out on a limb here — that if your coreligionists stop blowing up, raping, and enslaving non-Muslims, non-Muslims will stop telling the truth about Muhammad.

All Muslims love all humans including non-Muslims (Yes and you might be surprised at this due to popular misconceptions).

If “Muhammad – the messenger of GOD – and those with him are harsh and stern against the disbelievers, but kind and compassionate amongst themselves” (Qur’an 48:29), where’s the “misconception”?

Now Muslims believe that our non-Muslim cousins are misguided yet are sensitive to their religious sensitivities.

Really? “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 19, Number 4294).

Nothing oozes “religious sensitivity” like warfare against all who refuse conversion or dhimmitude.

per Islamic orders non-Muslims are allowed to practice their faith freely non-publicly. This is because of the reasons mentioned below

As in the Pact of Umar?

As per Islam, Muslims DO NOT insult our non-Muslim cousins, their religion and Idol Gods (as applicable), despite knowing that they are misguided and their beliefs largely false, just for the sake of harmony and respecting their beliefs.

Like this? “And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: “Be ye apes, despised and rejected” (Qur’an 2:65).

Or this? “They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them” (Qur’an 5:73).

Or this? “Those who believe fight in the way of Allah, and those who disbelieve fight in the way of the Shaitan. Fight therefore against the friends of the Shaitan; surely the strategy of the Shaitan is weak” (Qur’an 4:76).

All things considered, I’d take insults over genocide any day.

Islam and therefore Muslims love all humans and our non-Muslim cousins. Now as per Islam they are proceeding towards eternal failure and hell fire. Islam doesn’t want that for them.

So, enslaving, raping, and beheading those who refuse conversion might cause some to convert [anyway], which makes those crimes expression of “mercy,” right?

Therefore Islam directs believers to spread the message of peace (Islam) and call all to the One true God (Allah) and eternal success.

Just like Muhammad, right?

“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).

Ibn Kathir says of this verse: “‘Wage war’ mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. Mischief in the land refers to various types of evil.” So, Muhammad requires execution, crucifixion, or cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides for “disbelief.”

there is no pressure in religion

No, of course not. It’s either conversion, subjugation and humiliation, or war. No compulsion at all.

an environment needs to be created for our non-Muslim cousins so that they can find it less difficult socially to heed to the call of their True and ONLY creator.

Yes, removing a person’s freedom, money, wife, daughters, limbs, and head tend to create that “environment,” don’t they, Michal? You’re quite a liar for Allah.

This is the reason why Islam, though respects and allows the practice of the religion and beliefs of our cousins at personal levels, it is not allowed for them to do this publicly in an Islamic Country so that it is easier for those non-Muslim cousins who want to come to the true path to embrace success.

Of what are you so afraid? If Islam were as wonderful as you pretend, you wouldn’t have to lie, obfuscate, or censor opposing viewpoints. Persuasion at the point of a sword, gun, or nuke is coercion, not faith.

as Devil’s best weapons include deception, false pretences and material & social fears.

That’s ironic, coming from someone promoting “sacralized” genocide, pedophilia, rape, mutilation, torture, slavery, theft, extortion, religious and gender apartheid, wife-beating, polygyny, deceit, and blasphemy as “true religion.”

Don’t you see? How can someone promoting the violation of all Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule be from heaven and not from hell itself? What is it about Muhammad that screams out to you “prophet of god,” the beheadings or the pedophilia?

I hope this answers your questions and that you will consider them with an open heart and mind. Once again thanks for your interest and the queries

Thank you for highlighting the fact that while open hearts and minds are good, credulity is not, especially when the salesman [making the pitch] is selling the destruction of all you hold dear in the name of his “religion.”

Neither the Son of God nor the Apostle Paul were sufficiently credible. Will Augustine be?

In Apostolic succession, Roman Catholicism on June 28, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Another post on whether or not Christ founded His Church on Peter himself or on Peter’s Divinely-inspired, God-the-Father-given profession of who Jesus is (“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God”).  I am gratified to find that Augustine agrees with me.

Found this below. Perhaps Kevin can consult his Aramaic originals* to verify Augustine’s words as quoted.

(Note that Augustine came to the same conclusion as your obedient servant . . . Perhaps you can call him names too, Kevin.):

AUGUSTINE

Augustine is considered by many the most important theologian in the history of the Church for the first twelve hundred years. No other Church father has had such far reaching influence upon the theology of the Church. His authority throughout the patristic and middle ages is unsurpassed. He was the bishop of Hippo in North Africa from the end of the fourth century and on into the first quarter of the fifth, until his death in 430. William Jurgens makes these comments about his importance:

If we were faced with the unlikely proposition of having to destroy completely either the works of Augustine or the works of all the other Fathers and Writers, I have little doubt that all the others would have to be sacrificed. Augustine must remain. Of all the Fathers it is Augustine who is the most erudite, who has the most remarkable theological insights, and who is effectively most prolific (William Jurgens, The Faith of the Early Fathers (Collegeville: Liturgical, 1979), Vol. 3, p. 1).

He was a prolific writer and he has made numerous comments which relate directly to the issue of the interpretation of the rock of Matthew 16:18. In fact, Augustine made more comments upon this passage than any other Church father. At the end of his life, Augustine wrote his Retractations where he corrects statements in his earlier writings which he says were erroneous. One of these had to do with the interpretation of the rock in Matthew 16. At the beginning of his ministry Augustine had written that the rock was Peter. However, very early on he later changed his position and throughout the remainder of his ministry he adopted the view that the rock was not Peter but Christ or Peter’s confession which pointed to the person of Christ. The following are statements from his Retractations which refer to his interpretation of the rock of Matthew 16:

In a passage in this book, I said about the Apostle Peter: `On him as on a rock the Church was built’…But I know that very frequently at a later time, I so explained what the Lord said: `Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church,’ that it be understood as built upon Him whom Peter confessed saying: `Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God,’ and so Peter, called after this rock, represented the person of the Church which is built upon this rock, and has received `the keys of the kingdom of heaven.’ For, `Thou art Peter’ and not `Thou art the rock’ was said to him. But `the rock was Christ,’ in confessing whom, as also the whole Church confesses, Simon was called Peter. But let the reader decide which of these two opinions is the more probable (The Fathers of the Church (Washington D.C., Catholic University, 1968), Saint Augustine, The Retractations Chapter 20.1).

Clearly Augustine is repudiating a previously held position, adopting the view that the rock was Christ and not Peter. This became his consistent position. He does leave the interpretation open for individual readers to decide which was the more probable interpretation but it is clear what he has concluded the interpretation should be and that he believes the view that the rock is Christ is the correct one. The fact that he would even suggest that individual readers could take a different position is evidence of the fact that after four hundred years of church history there was no official authoritative Church interpretation of this passage as Vatican One has stated. Can the reader imagine a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church today suggesting that it would be appropriate for individuals to use private interpretation and come to their own conclusion as to the proper meaning of the rock of Matthew 16? But that is precisely what Augustine does, although he leaves us in no doubt as to what he, as a leading bishop and theologian of the Church, personally believes. And his view was not a novel interpretation, come to at the end of his life, but his consistent teaching throughout his ministry. Nor was it an interpretation that ran counter to the prevailing opinion of his day. The following quotation is representative of the overall view espoused by this great teacher and theologian:

And I tell you…`You are Peter, Rocky, and on this rock I shall build my Church, and the gates of the underworld will not conquer her. To you shall I give the keys of the kingdom. Whatever you bind on earth shall also be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall also be loosed in heaven’ (Mt 16:15-19). In Peter, Rocky, we see our attention drawn to the rock. Now the apostle Paul says about the former people, `They drank from the spiritual rock that was following them; but the rock was Christ’ (1 Cor 10:4). So this disciple is called Rocky from the rock, like Christian from Christ…Why have I wanted to make this little introduction? In order to suggest to you that in Peter the Church is to be recognized. Christ, you see, built his Church not on a man but on Peter’s confession. What is Peter’s confession? `You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ There’s the rock for you, there’s the foundation, there’s where the Church has been built, which the gates of the underworld cannot conquer (John Rotelle, Ed., The Works of Saint Augustine (New Rochelle: New City Press, 1993), Sermons, Vol. 6, Sermon 229P.1, p. 327).

*Kevin Bold claims to know exactly what was said in a conversation the only account of which we have was written in Greek. Even if the same word were used in Aramaic, it still doesn’t change the fact that Christ did not say, “You are Peter (petros) and on you Peter (petros) I will build my Church.” Rather, Jesus declared, “You are Peter (petros), and this rock (petra) I will build my Church,” in response to Peter’s confession of Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

It’s what isn’t said but everyone knows that says it all . . .

In Jihad, Media jihad, Pakistan, The truth about Islam on June 24, 2010 at 9:02 AM

A headline from Yahoo! News and AP:

Pakistani anti-terror court convicts 5 Americans

Were they Tea Party members?  Returning military?  Conservative Christians?  Octogenarians?

Not only do you know from only the headline that the convicted were Muslim, you know right away that the editors wanted to hide the reason for their terrorism.  It wasn’t “Americanism” that made them do it.

The first sentence reveals what the title’s trying to hide. That the word “Muslim” wasn’t hidden until the last paragraph (or at all) is progress, I suppose.

Five young American Muslims were convicted of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced to 10 years in jail Thursday in a case that highlights concerns about Westerners traveling to Pakistan to link up with al-Qaida and other extremist groups.

“Westernism” doesn’t cause jihad.  Neither are their efforts to “cause terror in the hearts” of non-Muslims “extremism.” It’s just plain, simple, traditional, historical, Qur’anic, What-Would-Muhammad-Do Islam.

It wasn’t the climate that was warming . . .

In Al Gore, Liberal hypocrisy on June 24, 2010 at 8:50 AM

No wonder.

“Hey, there, groovy chick. Is the globe getting hotter, or is it just you?”

The former vice-moralist of the United States is in trouble.  Notice that the liberal media sat on the story for years.  I doubt the same courtesy would have been shown to a Republican.  Let’s see how long it takes for the politics-of-personal-destruction to claim another victim in defense of the predator.

The Gores must have known it was coming, which explains Tipper’s quick exit.

A Portland massage therapist gave local police a detailed statement last year alleging that former Vice President Al Gore groped her, kissed her and made unwanted sexual advances during a late-night massage session in October 2006 in a suite at the upscale Hotel Lucia.

So that’s why he’s taken so long to do . . . nothing

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 2:07 PM

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” -Rahm Emanuel

How arrogant must a person be to think that they can legislate a planet’s climate?  What will they do after they’ve taxed us to death and still the wind and the waves won’t obey?

Note, dear readers, that the issue here is not saving the planet, it’s making another excuse, another justification for a tighter stranglehold by government on the necks of We the People.

And notice the writer’s sycophantic “spur the US Senate into action.”  Almost as repulsive as the tyrant for whom she shills

Barack Obama will on Wednesday make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change,

More like a “renewed push to spur the US” into slavery.

saying the BP oil spill underlines the urgency for the country to lessen its dependence on fossil fuels.

The US president will host senators from both parties at the White House – including those who have proposed variations on a climate change bill – but analysts are sceptical about whether he can overcome the political impasse on a proposal that is seen as essentially a tax.

“The oil spill has dramatically increased the urgency for the need to act,” said Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. “But I’m not looking for any breakthrough at the meeting. I think President Obama wants to listen to various concerns and follow up on various ideas.”

Since he was a presidential candidate, Mr Obama has been promoting legislation that would put a cap on carbon emissions from polluters but allow them to buy permits to emit more.

How best to pay tribute to the three thousand lost on 9/11? Let’s build a mega mosque!

In 9/11, Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Jihad in America, Qur'an 9:5 The Verse of the Sword, Treasonous dhimmitude on June 23, 2010 at 12:44 PM

But New York’s Mayor Bloomberg says, “If they can’t build a mosque, you can’t build a temple.”  Great.  When Orthodox Jews start flying planes into buildings to shouts of “YHWH is greatest!” Then we can engage in moral equivalency.

Until then, state the facts plainly.  On September 11, 2001, three thousand innocents were slaughtered in accord with Muhammad’s example and in obedience to Allah’s commands to war against the non-Muslim world “until all religion is for Allah” (Qur’an 8). The Religion of Wanton Bloodlust should not be rewarded with a monument to its “sacralized” carnage anywhere on Earth, let alone the site of one of its most successful “outreach efforts” toward non-Muslims in our history.

The remains of another seventy-two of Muhammad’s victims have been discovered:

New York City officials say a renewed search this year of debris in and around the World Trade Center site has recovered 72 human remains.

The sifting of more than 800 cubic yards (612 cubic meters) of debris recovered from ground zero and underneath roads around the lower Manhattan site began in April and ended Friday.

The greatest number of remains – 37 – were found from material underneath West Street, a highway on the west side of ground zero. The new debris was uncovered as construction work made new parts of the site accessible.

The city began a renewed search for human remains in 2006. More than 1,800 remains have been found.

Some have been matched to previously unidentified 9/11 victims.

Even Obama’s business "allies" can see the writing on the wall

In Barack Hussein Obama, Economics, Liberal treason, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic on June 23, 2010 at 12:26 PM

It reads, “You’re bankrupting the Republic.”

The chairman of the Business Roundtable, an association of top corporate executives that has been President Obama’s closest ally in the business community, accused the president and Democratic lawmakers Tuesday of creating an “increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation.”

Ivan G. Seidenberg, chief executive of Verizon Communications, said that Democrats in Washington are pursuing tax increases, policy changes and regulatory actions that together threaten to dampen economic growth and “harm our ability . . . to grow private-sector jobs in the U.S.”

“In our judgment, we have reached a point where the negative effects of these policies are simply too significant to ignore,” Seidenberg said in a lunchtime speech to the Economic Club of Washington. “By reaching into virtually every sector of economic life, government is injecting uncertainty into the marketplace and making it harder to raise capital and create new businesses.”

Three strikes against the American military

In Barack Hussein Obama, Liberals hate the American military, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic, Treason on June 23, 2010 at 11:05 AM

We have more about which to be concerned than an interview given to a publication of questionable judgment.

Why should our military have confidence in their “leaders”?

Our best and bravest should not have to operate against jihadist barbarians under suicidally-restrictive Rules of Engagement. Those animals know that they can attack us from behind their women and children or from inside a mosque and we won’t fire back. Did Imperial Japan or Nazi Germany receive such “consideration”? If they had, we’d be speaking Japanese or German today.

As far as strategy, how in the world can you expect to win the hearts and minds of those who believe that their god commands them to “fight until all religion is for Allah” (Qur’an 8:38-39)? Who believe that if they kill or are killed “fighting in Allah’s’ cause,” they get to go to Paradise with dozens of “perpetual virgins” (and “boys like pearls”) waiting for them to do them as they wish (Qur’an 9:111)?

Finally, having as Commander-in-Chief an (allegedly) former Muslim who lies to the world about what Islam is — an Islam he studied as a child and, as the “smartest president ever,” must have learned well — must inspire in anyone who’s paying attention something diametric to “confidence.”

One world leader lectures another on the importance of reducing government debt

In Angela Merkel, Barack Hussein Obama, Economics, Liberty, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic on June 23, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Unfortunately, it’s Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, explaining how economic liberty works to B. Hussein Obama, “leader” of what used to be the most powerful economic engine in history.  It’s stunning how decades of contra-constitutional government spending, borrowing, taxation, and regulation can destroy a free people.

Here‘s an excerpt:

Chancellor Angela Merkel championed German export strength as “the right thing” for her country, spurning President Barack Obama’s call to boost private spending as both leaders prepare for Group of 20 talks.

Merkel, addressing a business audience in Berlin today, said she told Obama in a phone call that cutting government debt is “absolutely important for us,” exposing a second point of contention ahead of the June 26-27 G-20 summit in Canada.

Reducing the budget deficit by 10 billion euros ($12 billion) per year “won’t put a brake on the world’s economic growth,” Merkel said, relating what she told Obama yesterday. Germans are more likely to spend money if they feel the government “is taking precautions” to ensure solid finances, she said.

What’s in a word? Nothing less than the foundation of the Church

In Apostolic succession, Roman Catholicism on June 21, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Some who seek to assert the authority of the Roman Catholic Church over the rest of Christendom appeal to Matthew 16:18-19, claiming that here Christ founds His Church on Peter, making any church that does not follow in succession from him illegitimate.

Here’s the passage:

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Some will argue that Peter means “rock,” so they conclude (self-servingly) that Jesus will build His Church on Peter.  The only problem is, Peter is “petros” in the Greek, and “rock” is “petra.”  So a better reading of that verse would be:

And I tell you, you are petros, and on this petra I will build my church . . . .

So, the Greek in Matthew makes a distinction between Peter and “this rock.”  To what was Christ referring then?  Jesus was founding His Church on the Divinely-inspired confession Peter just made as to who the Christ is:

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven (Matthew 16:13-17).

The “rock” on which the Church is founded is Christ.  Who is Christ?  Jesus, “the Son of the living God.”  Peter’s confession is the foundation of the Church (a fact that would later be misused by the religious authorities to murder Jesus for “blasphemy”).

Below is my reply to Kevin Bold, someone who took issue with my pointing out what the Biblical text actually says.

The oldest extant manuscript copies of Matthew’s Gospel are in Greek. I’ve got the Robinson/Pierpont Byzantine Greek New Testament w/Strong’s Numbers here; the words in Matthew 16:18 are “petros” (πετρος G4074) and “petra” (πετρα G4073). Jesus doesn’t say “on you I will build my Church,” but “on this petra . . . .”

“keys” (κλεις G2807) is in verse 19 of Chapter 16, as I indicated.

The church in Jerusalem “moved its headquarters” to Rome? The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem traces its line of succession to the Jewish Christian bishops of Jerusalem, of whom James was the first (martyred 62 AD). The Catholic Encyclopedia states that:

During the first Christian centuries the church at this place was the centre of Christianity in Jerusalem, “Holy and glorious Sion, mother of all churches” (Intercession in “St. James’ Liturgy”, ed. Brightman, p. 54). Certainly no spot in Christendom can be more venerable than the place of the Last Supper, which became the first Christian church.

“Catholic” means “universal;” it was a term used for the entire Christian Church; the three ecumenical creeds professed throughout Christendom use “catholic,” but they aren’t calling themselves “Roman Catholic” (imagine a Lutheran calling himself “Roman Catholic”!).

“Roman Catholic” didn’t arise until the split between East and West in 1054, when the Patriarch of Jerusalem (and the other Eastern Patriarchs) formed the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Patriarch of Rome formed the Roman Catholic Church (called “Catholic” by Aquinas in the thirteenth century).

The Verse of the Sword "abrogated every agreement of peace between the Prophet and any idolator, every treaty, and every term," leaving non-Muslims "no choice, but to die or embrace Islam"

In Qur'an 9:5 The Verse of the Sword, Tafsir ibn Kathir, The truth about Islam on June 21, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Muhammad declared, attributing to Allah: “kill the pagans wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5). That’s been known traditionally as “the Verse of the Sword.”

Regarding Ibn Kathir and his tafsir (Qur’anic exegesis):

Ibn Kathir “wrote a famous commentary on the Qur’an named Tafsir al-Qur’an al-‘Adhim which linked certain Hadith, or sayings of Muhammad, and sayings of the sahaba to verses of the Qur’an, in explanation. Tafsir Ibn Kathir is famous all over the Muslim world and among Muslims in the Western world, is one of the most widely used explanations of the Qur’an today . . . Ibn Kathir was renowned for his great memory regarding the sayings of Muhammad and the entire Qur’an. Ibn Kathir is known as a qadi, a master scholar of history, and a mufassir (Qur’an commentator).”

Here’s how Ibn Kathir explains the Verse of the Sword (Muhammad’s words in parentheses and italicized):

Mujahid, `Amr bin Shu`ayb, Muhammad bin Ishaq, Qatadah, As-Suddi and `Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam said that the four months mentioned in this Ayah are the four-month grace period mentioned in the earlier Ayah,

(So travel freely for four months throughout the land.)

Allah said next,

(So when the Sacred Months have passed…),

meaning, `Upon the end of the four months during which We prohibited you from fighting the idolators, and which is the grace period We gave them, then fight and kill the idolators wherever you may find them.’ Allah’s statement next,

(then fight the Mushrikin wherever you find them)

means, on the earth in general, except for the Sacred Area, for Allah said, (And fight not with them at Al-Masjid Al-Haram, unless they fight you there. But if they attack you, then fight them. 2:191) Allah said here,

(and capture them)

executing some and keeping some as prisoners,

(and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush)

do not wait until you find them. Rather, seek and besiege them in their areas and forts, gather intelligence about them in the various roads and fairways so that what is made wide looks ever smaller to them. This way, they will have no choice, but to die or embrace Islam,

(But if they repent and perform the Salah, and give the Zakah, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.)

Abu Bakr As-Siddiq used this and other honorable Ayat as proof for fighting those who refrained from paying the Zakah. These Ayat allowed fighting people unless, and until, they embrace Islam and implement its rulings and obligations. Allah mentioned the most important aspects of Islam here, including what is less important. Surely, the highest elements of Islam after the Two Testimonials, are the prayer, which is the right of Allah, the Exalted and Ever High, then the Zakah, which benefits the poor and needy. These are the most honorable acts that creatures perform, and this is why Allah often mentions the prayer and Zakah together. In the Two Sahihs, it is recorded that Ibn `Umar said that the Messenger of Allah said,

(I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establish the prayer and pay the Zakah.)

This honorable Ayah (9:5) was called the Ayah of the Sword, about which Ad-Dahhak bin Muzahim said, “It abrogated every agreement of peace between the Prophet and any idolator, every treaty, and every term.” Al-`Awfi said that Ibn `Abbas commented: “No idolator had any more treaty or promise of safety ever since Surah Bara’ah was revealed. The four months, in addition to, all peace treaties conducted before Bara’ah was revealed and announced had ended by the tenth of the month of Rabi` Al-Akhir.”

(And if anyone of the Mushrikin seeks your protection then grant him protection so that he may hear the Word of Allah (the Qur’an) and then escort him to where he can be secure, that is because they are men who know not.)

So, the Verse of the Sword “abrogated every agreement of peace between the Prophet and any idolator, every treaty, and every term,” leaving non-Muslims “no choice, but to die or embrace Islam.”

We have a choice.

Muslims cry about "shutting down dissent" only when it’s they who are silenced

In Jihad in America, Resisting Jihad, The truth about Islam, UC Irvine on June 20, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Since when is Jew-hatred “dissent”?

How hypocritical (but typical) of Muslims to cry about “shutting down dissent” when it’s their hate speech being silenced. Here’s what Muhammad did to one poetess who “dissented”:

“Then (occurred) the sariyyah of Umayr ibn adi Ibn Kharashah al-Khatmi against Asma Bint Marwan [. . .] She used to revile Islam, offend the prophet and instigate the (people) against him. She composed verses. Umayr Ibn Adi came to her in the night and entered her house. Her children were sleeping around her. There was one whom she was suckling. He searched her with his hand because he was blind, and separated the child from her. He thrust his sword in her chest till it pierced up to her back. Then he offered the morning prayers with the prophet at al-Medina. The apostle of Allah said to him: “Have you slain the daughter of Marwan?” He said: “Yes. Is there something more for me to do?” He [Muhammad] said: “No . . . ” (Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir).

It’s about time UC Irvine does something about the jihad on its campus.

Darwin’s creation myth must be true, since scientists have observed bacteria involve into . . . bacteria!

In E. Coli, Neo-Darwinian creation myth, Richard Lenski on June 13, 2010 at 12:08 AM

An article on the significance of Lenski’s E. Coli (subheadings and footnotes in the original).  After two decades and tens of thousands of generations, Darwinists still cannot show what they claim has been occurring for billions of years.  And that proves they’re right!:

A New Scientist article proclaims:

‘Lenski’s experiment is also yet another poke in the eye for anti-evolutionists, notes Jerry Coyne, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago. “The thing I like most is it says you can get these complex traits evolving by a combination of unlikely events,” he says. “That’s just what creationists say can’t happen.”‘

[. . .]

In 1988, Richard Lenski, Michigan State University, East Lansing, founded 12 cultures of E. coli and grew them in a laboratory, generation after generation, for twenty years (he deserves some marks for persistence!). The culture medium had a little glucose but lots more citrate, so once the microbes consumed the glucose, they would continue to grow only if they could evolve some way of using citrate. Lenski expected to see evolution in action. This was an appropriate expectation for one who believes in evolution, because bacteria reproduce quickly and can have huge populations, as in this case. They can also sustain higher mutation rates than organisms with much larger genomes, like vertebrates such as us. All of this adds up, according to neo-Darwinism, to the almost certainty of seeing lots of evolution happen in real time (instead of imagining it all happening in the unobservable past). With the short generation times, in 20 years this has amounted to some 44,000 generations, equivalent to some million years of generations of a human population (but the evolutionary opportunities for humans would be far, far less, due to the small population numbers limiting the number of mutational possibilities; and the much larger genome, which cannot sustain a similar mutation rate without error catastrophe; i.e. extinction; and sexual reproduction means that there is 50% chance of failing to pass on a beneficial mutation ).

As noted elsewhere (see ‘Giving up on reality’), Lenski seemed to have given up on ‘evolution in the lab’ and resorted to computer modelling of ‘evolution’ with a program called Avida (see evaluation by Dr Royal Truman, Part 1 and Part 2, which are technical papers). Indeed, Lenski had good reason to abandon hope. He had calculated that all possible simple mutations must have occurred several times over but without any addition of even a simple adaptive trait.

In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Lenski and co-workers describe how one of 12 culture lines of their bacteria has developed the capacity for metabolizing citrate as an energy source under aerobic conditions.

This happened by the 31,500th generation. Using frozen samples of bacteria from previous generations they showed that something happened at about the 20,000th generation that paved the way for only this culture line to be able to change to citrate metabolism. They surmised, quite reasonably, that this could have been a mutation that paved the way for a further mutation that enabled citrate utilization.

This is close to what Michael Behe calls ‘The Edge of Evolution’—the limit of what ‘evolution’ (non-intelligent natural processes) can do. For example, an adaptive change needing one mutation might occur every so often just by chance. This is why the malaria parasite can adapt to most antimalarial drugs; but chloroquine resistance took much longer to develop because two specific mutations needed to occur together in the one gene. Even this tiny change is beyond the reach of organisms like humans with much longer generation times. With bacteria, there might be a chance for even three coordinated mutations, but it’s doubtful that Lenski’s E. coli have achieved any more than two mutations, so have not even reached Behe’s edge, let alone progressed on the path to elephants or crocodiles.

Now the popularist treatments of this research (e.g. in New Scientist) give the impression that the E. coli developed the ability to metabolize citrate, whereas it supposedly could not do so before. However, this is clearly not the case, because the citric acid, tricarboxcylic acid (TCA), or Krebs, cycle (all names for the same thing) generates and utilizes citrate in its normal oxidative metabolism of glucose and other carbohydrates.

Furthermore, E. coli is normally capable of utilizing citrate as an energy source under anaerobic conditions, with a whole suite of genes involved in its fermentation. This includes a citrate transporter gene that codes for a transporter protein embedded in the cell wall that takes citrate into the cell. This suite of genes (operon) is normally only activated under anaerobic conditions.

So what happened? It is not yet clear from the published information, but a likely scenario is that mutations jammed the regulation of this operon so that the bacteria produce citrate transporter regardless of the oxidative state of the bacterium’s environment (that is, it is permanently switched on). This can be likened to having a light that switches on when the sun goes down—a sensor detects the lack of light and turns the light on. A fault in the sensor could result in the light being on all the time. That is the sort of change we are talking about.

Another possibility is that an existing transporter gene, such as the one that normally takes up tartrate, which does not normally transport citrate, mutated such that it lost specificity and could then transport citrate into the cell. Such a loss of specificity is also an expected outcome of random mutations. A loss of specificity equals a loss of information, but evolution is supposed to account for the creation of new information; information that specifies the enzymes and cofactors in new biochemical pathways, how to make feathers and bone, nerves, or the components and assembly of complex motors such as ATP synthase, for example.

However, mutations are good at destroying things, not creating them. Sometimes destroying things can be helpful (adaptive), but that does not account for the creation of the staggering amount of information in the DNA of all living things. Behe (in The Edge of Evolution) likened the role of mutations in antibiotic resistance and pathogen resistance, for example, to trench warfare, whereby mutations destroy some of the functionality of the target or host to overcome susceptibility. It’s like putting chewing gum in a mechanical watch; it’s not the way the watch could have been created.

Unintentional Islamic truthfulness

In Islamic Anti-Semitism, The truth about Islam on June 12, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Fighting, slaying, seizing, beleaguering, and lying in wait are, literally, what Muslims mean by “Muslim-Jewish Engagement.”

Here’s to a brief moment of honesty. Salud!

The bedfellows aren’t strange when the bed is Islam

In Barack Hussein Obama, Iran, OBL, Recep Erdogan, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic, Turkey on June 12, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Bloodthirsty, rapacious, and rapist, yes, but unexpected?  At least Sunnis and Shiites can agree on something.

One Muslim leader of a formerly decent-because-it-was-Muslim-in-Name-Only state flaunts his close ties to a genocidal, nuclear, Muslim despot with American blood on his hands who happens to be harboring a wealthy, college-educated, revered-by-Muslims-around-the-world mass murderer responsible for slaughtering thousands of Americans with their own planes, all in order to taunt our allegedly-former-Muslim-in-Chief.

But he wants to investigate the Jews!

. . . senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel’s behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. The White House has apparently shrugged off concerns from elsewhere in the U.S. government that a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations; b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not on Turkey or on Hamas; and c) that this sets a terrible precedent for outside investigations of incidents involving U.S. troops or intelligence operatives as we conduct our own war on terror.

While UN Ambassador Susan Rice is reported to have played an important role in pushing for U.S. support of a UN investigation, the decision is, one official stressed, of course the president’s. The government of Israel has been consulting with the U.S. government on its own Israeli investigative panel, to be led by a retired supreme court justice, that would include respected international participants, including one from the U.S. But the Obama administration is reportedly saying that such a “kosher panel” is not good enough to satisfy the international community, or the Obama White House.

Osama hides in Iran while Obama hides from basic human decency. From here:

Osama bin Laden’s hiding place was pinned down for the first time Monday, June 7, by the Kuwaiti Al-Siyassa Monday, June 7, as the mountainous town of Savzevar in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan, 220 km west of Mashhad. He is said to have lived there under Tehran’s protection for the last five years, along with Ayman Al-Zawahiri and five other high-ranking al Qaeda leaders.

. . . Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan and his intelligence chiefs are well aware that Bin Laden and Zawahiri are hiding in Iran. The leak to the Kuwait paper was intended to show the Obama administration that the Turkish leader’s ties with Iran had grown intense enough for him to be fully in the picture of Iran’s secret sanctuary for the authors of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

Who sounds more like a prophet of God?

In Douglas MacArthur, Imperial Japan, Resisting Jihad, The truth about Islam on June 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Compare the following terms of peace:

General MacArthur, on the occasion of the unconditional surrender of Imperial Japan:

“It is my earnest hope and indeed the hope of all mankind that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past-a world founded upon faith and understanding-a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish-for freedom, tolerance, and justice.”

Muhammad:

“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 19, Number 4294).

“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); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them . . . ” (Qur’an 9:5).

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, 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).

“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).

The goal for MacArthur was “a world dedicated to the dignity of man . . . freedom, tolerance, and justice.”  The goal for Muhammad?  That non-Muslims “(accept) Islam,” pay “jizya,” “repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity” [i.e., convert to Islam], “pay the Jizya with willing submission,” “feel themselves subdued,” and “testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle.”

So, one man warred to advance human dignity, freedom, justice, and tolerance; the other to advance his own power through the subjugation or slaughter of all who rejected his heresies.

Which was more a prophet of God?

Character greater than championships

In America, Bill Walton, John R. Wooden on June 7, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Bill Walton remembers John R. Wooden:

UCLA can easily claim an endless list of alumni who have helped make the world a better place. But of all the special spirits who have given so much, it is John Wooden, who has truly had the greatest impact on the largest number of people.

It was Coach Wooden’s heart, brain and soul that put him in a position to inspire others to reach levels of success and peace of mind that none of us could ever dream of reaching by ourselves.

All of the UCLA basketball players that John Wooden taught knew that when he retired from coaching in 1975, it did not signify an end to his life-long commitment to teaching, merely a new beginning. He was just getting started.

Coach Wooden taught by example. He never asked or expected anyone to do anything that he hadn’t already done himself. He gave us the ability to learn how to learn, and to compete. His keen knowledge and foresight to always be about what’s next, always about the future, enabled him to lead an incredibly active, constructive, positive and contributing life.

Coach Wooden never talked about winning and losing, but rather about the effort to win. He rarely talked about basketball, but generally about life. He never talked about strategy, statistics or plays, but rather about people and character. Coach Wooden never tired of telling us that once you become a good person, then you have a chance of becoming a good basketball player.

It has been 36 years since I graduated from UCLA. I have spent those years trying to duplicate that incredible period in my life. Our family home, where it all began so many years ago in San Diego, to this day is still a shrine to John Wooden, with UCLA memorabilia, the “Pyramid of Success” and pictures of The Coach everywhere.

Over the years I’ve regularly taken our children to Coach’s Mansion on Margate in Encino, to get for them the timeless lessons of life, including how to put your shoes and socks on, just like he taught us 40 years ago.

John Wooden represents the conquest of substance over hype, the triumph of achievement over erratic flailing, the conquest of discipline over gambling, and the triumph of executing an organized plan over hoping that you’ll be lucky, hot or in the zone.

John Wooden also represents the conquest of sacrifice, hard work and commitment to achievement over the pipe dream that someone will just give you something, or that you can take a pill or turn a key to get what you want.

The joy and happiness in Coach Wooden’s life came from the success and accomplishments of others. He never let us forget what he learned from his two favorite teachers, Abraham Lincoln and Mother Theresa, “that a life not lived for others is not a life.”

I thank John Wooden every day for all his selfless gifts, his lessons, his time, his vision and especially his faith and patience. This is why our eternal love for him will never fade away. This is why we call him ‘Coach.’”

Should we believe the media or our lyin’ eyes?

In Flotilla jihad, Islamic Anti-Semitism, Media jihad, The myth of Palestine, The truth about Islam on June 5, 2010 at 2:46 PM

You won’t get any facts from the Islamophobic mainstream media or politicians. Here’s what’s really going on with flotilla jihad:

Another unintentional practitioner of Islamic irony

In Deceiving non-Muslims, The truth about Islam on June 5, 2010 at 8:25 AM

It’d be funny if it weren’t so tragic.  T. Behrend slithers:

“someone filled with hatred finds it wherever they seek it, and projects it whenever they speak. There are few posters here more bilious or intense in expressing hatred for the Muslims of the world than you. It’s a frightful thing to observe you on this unreflective crusade”

Rather than address the genocidal pedophile’s crimes against humanity and their glorification in your texts, you attack . . . me. Dishonest, but typical.

Muhammad commanded the slaughter of all who refuse the “invitation” to Islam, but I’m “filled with hate”? Muhammad had those butchered those who wrote something he didn’t like, but I’m “bilious”? I quote your own religious texts, which Muslims around the world have been fulfilling to the tune of more than 15,000 documented attacks since 9/11 alone, but I’m “expressing hatred for Muslims”? I condemn genocide, pedophilia, rape, and slavery in Allah’s name and in accord with Muhammad’s example, but I’m on a “crusade”?

(Actually, since the word “crusade” comes from cross, and since the first Crusade was called in defense of Christians victimized for centuries by Islam, I’ll accept that as a compliment. And wait ’til the West wakes up. You’ll wish for Medieval European Christians then.)

As for “unreflective”? That’s the pot calling the ivory “black.”

A. Hussien first denies Muhammad began raping little, prepubescent Aisha when she was nine, then he says child rape was "common in that time and was not non-familiar"

In Deceiving non-Muslims, Mohammed the pedophile, The truth about Islam on June 5, 2010 at 8:04 AM

You can’t have it both ways.  Either the Islamic texts mean what they say — and Muslims have understood them to say for nearly one and one-half millennia — or they do not.  If they do, then Allah is the devil and Muhammad is its apostle.

A. Hussien begins with:

“I’ve never called you a liar”

Suggesting that I’ve never read Qur’an but instead just copy-and-paste from “anti-Islam” sites is impugning my character and attributing to me dishonesty.

“I’ve adequate knowledge of my religion’s instructions which allows me to assist you to understand what you may not understood correctly.”

Great. Then you should acknowledge that what I’ve written of Muhammad and cited from your own “sacred” texts is accurate.

“I’m glad that you’re using USC’s MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts (Noble Qur’an) as it’s the same one I use when I post translated verses”

USC’s MSA’s translations are by Pickthal, Shakir, and Yusuf-Ali. The “Noble” Qur’an I referenced is the translation by Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali and Muhammad Muhsin Khan.

“my heart reassures when I read it and it doesn’t derive from it but peace, knowledge, good and beauty”

How can you derive from “sacralized” slaughter, rape, and slavery anything but horror, revulsion, and rage?

“and how it has a negative impact on you”

You call commands to behead us and rape and enslave our wives and children “negative.”

“Islam is not for everybody”

Not decent people, at least. Or non-Muslims or Muslim apostates, women, and little girls.

“and people do not think in the same way.”

That’s an basic difference between you and me: You think that people can disagree on whether or not to brutalize, violate, and vivisect “unbelievers.” I don’t.

“Who’s the author of the copy you own of sirat rasul Allah?”

There’s only one of author of that biography [Ishaq], of course. Being an expert on Islam, you should know that.

“I didn’t lie, – now who’s calling the other a liar?”

Anyone who claims to know Islam well enough to teach me but denies its barbarism and depravity is a liar.

“God revealed all these verses to Mohammed peace be upon him in times of war.”

Are you so unfamiliar with the genocidal pedophile’s history? You must know that Muhammad received his first “revelation” when he was out in solitude performing a pagan religious ritual. Terrified that he was possessed by a demon (he was right), it was Khadijah who assured him that Allah was going to protect him.

It is true that in the beginning Muhammad’s message was not well-received, but neither name-calling nor rejection justify violence, and there was no “war” until Muhammad had an army and began waging it. Essentially, you’re blaming non-Muslims for defending themselves against Muhammad.

“But do not forget that Islam prescribed a code of conduct in war which remains unsurpassed to this day.”

Yes, today we slaughter any man who surrenders and rape and enslave his wife and children (our leaders getting first pick of whom to rape AND a fifth of the spoils — greedy!). No, wait! That was Muhammad. Well, at least we wage offensive warfare on religious grounds. No, sorry again! That, too, was Muhammad. Okay, let me try one more time: We pin nursing mothers to the ground with large blades through their chests for mocking our prophets. Oh! That was Muhammad, too!

“Unsurpassed”? In hellishness? Yes.

“Part of his instructions to the Muslim army was: “. . . Do not kill an old man, a woman or a child. Do not injure date palms and do not cut down fruit trees . . . .”

An expert on Islam like yourself would know that Muhammad made exceptions to Allah’s rules whenever it suited him, such as . . .

. . . killing women and children:

“The Prophet passed by me at a place called Al-Abwa or Waddan, and 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).” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 256).

. . . slaughtering the elderly:

“Then occurred the “sariyyah” [raid] of Salim Ibn Umayr al-Amri against Abu Afak, the Jew, in [the month of] Shawwal in the beginning of the twentieth month from the hijrah [immigration from Mecca to Medina in AD 622], of the Apostle of Allah. Abu Afak, was from Banu Amr Ibn Awf, and was an old man who had attained the age of one hundred and twenty years. He was a Jew, and used to instigate the people against the Apostle of Allah, and composed (satirical) verses [about Muhammad].

Salim Ibn Umayr who was one of the great weepers and who had participated in Badr, said, ‘I take a vow that I shall either kill Abu Afak or die before him.’ He waited for an opportunity until a hot night came, and Abu Afak slept in an open place. Salim Ibn Umayr knew it, so he placed the sword on his liver and pressed it till it reached his bed. The enemy of Allah screamed and the people who were his followers, rushed to him, took him to his house and interred him” (Ibn Sa’d, Kitab al Tabaqat al Kabir, Volume 2, (2), p.32).

. . . murdering women for mocking him:

“When the apostle heard what she had said he said, ‘Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter?’ Umayr bin Adiy al-Khatmi who was with him heard him, and that very night he went to her house and killed her.

In the morning he came to the apostle and told him what he had done and he [Muhammad] said, ‘You have helped Allah and His apostle, O Umayr!’ When he asked if he would have to bear any evil consequences the apostle said, ‘Two goats won’t butt their heads about her,’ so Umayr went back to his people.

Now there was a great commotion among Banu Khatma that day about the affair of bint [daughter of] Marwan. She had five sons, and when Umayr went to them from the apostle he said, ‘I have killed bint Marwan, o sons of Khatma. Withstand me if you can; don’t keep me waiting.’ That was the first day Islam became powerful among Banu Khatma; before that those who were Muslims concealed the fact . . .The day after Bint Marwan was killed the men of Banu Khatma became Muslims because they feared for their lives” (Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah).

“Then (occurred) the sariyyah of Umayr ibn adi Ibn Kharashah al-Khatmi against Asma Bint Marwan [. . .] She used to revile Islam, offend the prophet and instigate the (people) against him. She composed verses. Umayr Ibn Adi came to her in the night and entered her house. Her children were sleeping around her. There was one whom she was suckling. He searched her with his hand because he was blind, and separated the child from her. He thrust his sword in her chest till it pierced up to her back. Then he offered the morning prayers with the prophet at al-Medina.

The apostle of Allah said to him: “Have you slain the daughter of Marwan?” He said: “Yes. Is there something more for me to do?” He [Muhammad] said: “No . . . ” (Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir).

“A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet [. . .] and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet [. . .] and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there.

When the morning came, the Prophet [. . .] was informed about it. “He assembled the people and said: ‘I adjure by Allah the man who has done this action and I adjure him by my right to him that he should stand up.’

Jumping over the necks of the people and trembling the man stood up. “He sat before the Prophet [. . .] and said: ‘Apostle of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her.’

“Thereupon the Prophet [. . .] said: ‘Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood'” (Abu-Dawud Book 38, Number 4348).

. . . destroying trees:

“It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah . . . ordered the date-palms of Banu Nadir to be burnt and cut. These palms were at Buwaira. Qutaibah and Ibn Rumh in their versions of the tradition have added: ‘So Allah, the Glorious and Exalted, revealed the verse: “Whatever trees you have cut down or left standing on their trunks, it was with the permission of Allah so that He may disgrace the evil-doers”‘” (Muslim Book 19, Number 4324).

A. Hussien continues with Muhammad allowing those he’d conquered to “Go your way, for you are free,” Which, of course, does nothing to negate his beheading 600-900 who had surrendered to him [or the plethora of verses commanding blood].  Then . . .

“Those are the people who tortured him, insulted him, tried to assasinate him, chased him out of Mecca, and caused the killing of many of his followers, would you do the same thing if you were in his place?”

Would I slaughter, rape, and enslave over insults? No. And if my greed, bloodlust, and just-lust led me to war against my neighbors, I would NOT claim victim status and blame them for resisting. A problem with your relations at Mecca? Fine. Keep it all in the family. But expanding your “revelations” to include offensive warfare against all non-Muslims who refuse the “invitation” to convert or submit is evil.

“Yes I know the Doctrine of Abrogation, but would you please provide some of these passages?”

You’re an expert. You know that 9:5 abrogates all the former, more peaceful verses that contradict it.

Here’s Muhammad admitting that he changed his story to suit his immediate goals:

“The Prophet said, `If I take an oath and later find something else better than that, then I do what is better and expiate my oath'” (Bukhari Volume 7, Book 67, Number 427).

“Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things” (Qur’an 2:106)?

Hussien continues:

“Once again, read the verses before and after the ninth verse and you’ll find the answer.”

Fifth verse. And no, I’m not taking the verse “out-of-context.” (Remember, I asked you to save time by refraining from trying the Top Ten Ways to Trick Ignorant and Gullible Non-Muslims into Thinking that “‘Islam” Means ‘Peace.'”)

“Honestly, I still haven’t developed a complete opinion on that matter yet. As there’re a lot of debates going on right now on the issue of Jihad and its provisions. So I really can’t give an answer to that question.”

That’s more honest than most Muslim apologists will admit. I commend you.

“Nope, because none of that happened” [in response to my asking, “Is it Muhammad’s genocide or his pedophilia that scream out “prophet of god!” to you?”].

Except when it did.

“who were those with the most enmity to the Prophet? The non-believers is not it?”

Because he was raping, enslaving, and decapitating them.

“why history never tells us that the non-believers denounced the Prophet’s mirriage to Aisha?”

The Islamic texts brag about it, Muslims endorse it. Do you think the fact that Muslims kill non-Muslims for merely telling the truth about Muhammad might have something to do with an alleged lack of criticism?

“these marriages were common in that time and was not non-familiar.”

Which is it, Hussien? First, you deny Muhammad raped little Aisha, then you’re saying it was common. You can’t have it both ways. Now you’re justifying raping prepubescent nine-year-olds and claiming “the devil made me do it.” What are you going to write next? Aisha liked it?

“These things come under the customs and traditions and not religion.”

Being an expert on Islam, you must know that whatever Muhammad said and did — or saw and allowed — is “religion.”

“Of course, our time is changed now, and this kind of marriages must not be allowed at all.”

Thank you for stating that. Again, I commend you. What will you do to convince your coreligionists to remove that from shari’a?

“And what kind of genocide are you talking about?”

Killing non-Muslims on religious grounds. Since no society was Muslim before Islam warred against it, massive numbers of people of various ethnic backgrounds were murdered by Islam.

That’s genocide.  Religiocide.

The fall of the Great City, Constantinople, 1453: Past is prelude

In Constantinople, Jihad, Jihad in America, Liberals aid jihad, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic, The truth about Islam, Treasonous dhimmitude, Western Civilization subverted from within on May 29, 2010 at 9:39 PM

The “smartest president ever” grew up Muslim, yet he lies about Islam to those who elected him.  He warns us to avoid “jumping to conclusions” about his (former?) fellow coreligionists-of-peace slaughtering Americans to shouts of “Allahu akbar!” The mayor betrayer of New York, Michael Bloomberg, green-lights the Green Plague’s latest jihad factory in what would have been the shadow of the Twin Towers, except that Muslims obliterated them, slaughtering thousands of innocents in the process. And here is the governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick and Boston mayor Thomas Menino facilitating jihad in the land of the Adamses and Revere:

Certainly not what the Sons of Liberty had in mind.
Where’s Paul Revere when you need him?

What does any of this have to do with the fall of Constantinople so many centuries ago?  Only that, just as petty rivalries, incompetence, and betrayal weakened the Great City so that it could no longer resist the jihad waged against it, so today we face the same uncompromising, relentless evil.

At least the Romans knew enough to fight back. Our leaders usher the Ottomans into the city. This is what awaits the West:

The Turks had sought to enter the city with a fanatic spirit because the Prophet, in the Qur’an, offered them a special place in paradise. Sultan Mehmet only mimicked the Prophet Muhammad when he said, “…even if some of us should die, as is natural in war, and meet our destined end, you know well from the Qur’an what the Prophet says, ‘that he who dies in battle shall dine whole in body with Mahomet, and drink with him in paradise and he shall take his rest in a green spot and fragrant with flowers, enjoying the company of women and lovely boys and virgins and he will bathe in gorgeous baths. All these things he will enjoy in that place by God’s favor.’” Despite facing such great odds, the Byzantines would defend their ancient Christian capital with great tenacity against the armies of Mehmet.

[. . .]

When they were finished, with their preparations, the Ottomans began blowing trumpets throughout their camp, along with sounding the castanets and tambourines, to announce that the Sultan would make a proclamation to his soldiers. Mehmet said to his men, “Children of Mahomet, be of good cheer. Tomorrow we shall have so much wealth that we shall be all of gold, and from the beards of Greeks we shall make leashes to tie up our dogs, and their wives and their sons shall be our slaves; so be of good cheer children of Mahomet, and be ready to die with a stout heart for the love of our Mahomet.” That night so many fires were lit in the Turkish camp that it appeared to the defenders as if the very walls were on fire, thus causing more panic in the city.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but one ounce of common human decency would have been more appreciated

In Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Bangladesh, Deceiving non-Muslims, Ignorant and gullible Infidels, India, Jihad, The truth about Islam on May 29, 2010 at 2:15 PM
Muslim outreach after prayer. Coming to sidewalk near you, sooner or later.

From here, by way of Atlas. Be sure to learn the lesson Muslims and their Useful, Idiot Dhimmis like Mayor Bloomberg demand of you: It is not the rape, slavery, and slaughter in Allah’s name and in accord with Muhammad’s example that is the problem, it’s you for resisting it.

In response to those who’ve learned that lesson well, I ask:

What sort of religion inspires its followers to murder after prayer? This kind:

“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 19, Number 4294).

“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).

So don’t blame the victim or those reporting the evil. Stop the evil Muhammad preached and practiced.

“Chemical Sister” wrote:

“why don’t you highlight the evils of Hinduisms as well like untouchability?”

If only Islam would stop “touching” non-Muslims, there’d be no atrocities like the one above to photograph.

Stop trying to divert attention from the anthropophagic elephant in the room. Tu quoques, straw men, red herrings will do nothing to stop jihad.  The problem is Islam.

[. . .]

How does denying the evil in which your coreligionists-of-peace engage “heal” anyone or anything (except, perhaps, your cognitive dissonance)? In effect, your strategy is: If we deny it, they won’t come.”

Fourteen hundred years of barbarity in Allah’s name and in accord with Muhammad’s example — including more than 15,000 documented jihad attacks since 9/11 alone — prove otherwise.

And to Nashbloom:

I quote Muhammad, yet you chastise: “We have had enough of you spreading hatred messages towards one religion.”

That’s why I quote Muhammad. I want Islamic hatred toward all other religions to end. I want non-Muslims to realize what motivates the global jihad against them so that they might defend themselves. I want truly decent Muslims to confront and denounce the evil which they worship (and perhaps, save themselves).

If I quote Muhammad and you call that “hate,” what does that say about what YOU believe regarding Muhammad’s words?

And when you write, “Killing someone in name of religion is mindset of poor ignorant people who don’t know the true God,” aren’t you calling Muslims “poor ignorant people”, and aren’t you denying that Allah is “the true God”? Because Muslims who butcher non-Muslims in Allah’s name and in accord with Muhammad’s example have ample justification from their “sacred” texts for doing so.

Being an Islamic scholar, you already knew that.

A rat in the White House

In Barack Hussein Obama, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic, Treason on May 25, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Note the dark grey coat, the beady eyes, the gaunt face, the ravenous glare, the long, thin tail:

(Wait . . . That’s a microphone cord . . . .)


“Rat? What rat? Let’s not jump to any conclusions.”

In an ironic and completely avoidable twist on “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” this time the rat is leading the children to their doom. The Pied Piper of Hafiz*:

-has spent more than a million dollars in legal fees to hide his personal records (including a birth certificate, if it exists). If I have to produce documentation to obtain a passport, qualify for a home loan, or use a credit card — if a war hero like John McCain has to prove his citizenship to the Senate in order to be eligible for the presidency, as our Constitution requires — why can’t Obama? Why won’t Obama?

-has done nothing to secure our borders, but he does invite (other?) foreign-born, tin-pot, third-world, aspiring dictators to our capital to denounce Americans’ enforcing extant federal law in defense of its citizens;

-had his grandmother admit that she witnessed his birth in Kenya;

-had his own wife refer to Kenya as his “home country;”

-is the biggest recipient of contributions over the last twenty years from Goldman-Sachs, while using their little “drama” to tighten the government’s grip on our financial institutions;

-uses a leaking well as a distraction and a bludgeon with which to punish the American people for its use of oil (quadruple the tax?);

-devours one private industry after another and looks for more;

-succeeded in socializing medicine, which means politicians will decide who’s worthy to receive what treatments, when;

-burdens America and its posterity with crushing, enslaving debt and wants to add to that a European-style Vassal-Added-Tax (VAT), the end result being gargantuan inflation, bankruptcy, and military inferiority;

-lives like a king at our expense — “ready to rule from Day 1” — while insisting that We the People tighten our belts and inflate our tires;

-defunds our space program and advanced weapons systems development, disarms our military, and uses suicidal Rules of Engagement to bleed our warriors (medals for restraint?);

-has been such a weakling toward America’s enemies that the insane despot in North Korea has attacked South Korea, breaking a hard-won ceasefire for which many in this nation bled and died;

-has allied himself for decades with America’s enemies — including leftist terrorists, Muslims, and Islamophilic, racist, America-hating, anti-Semitic pseudo-Christians;

-bows to Muslim and Communist tyrants and submits to Islamic supremacism in the United Nations;

-lies repeatedly for Islam, the “religion” in which he was raised and training which “the smartest president ever” ought to recall;

-appoints those who defend terrorists to inform policy and enforce the law, sexual predators to care for our children’s well-being, and anti-Semitic, Useful, Idiot Dhimmis and closet jihadists to “deal” with Israel;

-betrays our European allies to their Muslim and Soviet neighbors and the only decent nation in the Middle East, Israel, to Islam;

-eats ice cream while Iran slaughters its own people and arms itself for genocide in Israel and metrocide in America;

-urges restraint in “jumping to conclusions” when Muslims shout “Allahu akbar!” and gun down Americans or when they try to detonate their SUVs, their shoes, and their underwear, but patriotic Americans, including returning military? They are “potential terrorists;”

-seeks to give those waging jihad against America the rights of citizens;

-he relies on Muslim incompetence to foil Islamic terrorism in America.

*or not. “Hafiz” is a term for those who have memorized Qur’an.

Reports I’ve read suggest that though Obama was in Qur’an classes for serious students, he was not a good student. So, the current president is either a serious student of Islam and is deceiving the American people about his knowledge of it, or he’s a poor student. A case of, “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”

Or, if you ask Obama’s “spiritual mentor” of twenty-plus years, just “damned,” America.

Michelle Obama admits B. Hussein’s "home country" is Kenya

In Barack Hussein Obama, Birth certificate, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic, Treason on May 24, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Oh no, she didn’t . . .

There’s got to be a perfectly logical excuse explanation for this one, too.  From here, hat tip to The Sheriff:

Now, can we impeach the treasonous, allegedly-former-Muslim, Illegal-alien-in-Chief?

Elena Kagan another jihad-abetting, elitist, liberal tyrant and the spitting-image of her employer

In Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Barack Hussein Obama, Elena Kagan, Liberal treason, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic on May 13, 2010 at 8:32 PM

So, Kagan not only wants to restrict freedom of speech, and denies the unalienable right to bear arms, but she also defends jihad’s sponsors. Is anyone surprised that Obama nominated her?

President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, helped shield Saudi Arabia from lawsuits filed by families of 9/11 victims seeking to target countries and leaders who helped finance al-Qaida.

“I’m very concerned about her views on executive power and her views with respect to the separation of power,” Stephen A. Cozen, the lead attorney in the case for 9/11 victims, told WND.

“I believe she must be asked questions about whether or not citizens who are attacked inside the U.S. have the right to file suits domestically against terrorism financiers,” said Cozen, the founder and chairman of Cozen O’Connor, a Philadelphia-based law firm with 24 offices throughout the country.

Cozen recounted to WND an April 2009 meeting he held with Kagan to present the case for his clients – thousands of family members and others affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks who sought damages from the Saudi kingdom, Saudi high commissioners and the country’s rulers.

Cozen’s suit documented evidence the Saudis funneled millions of dollars to al-Qaida prior to the 9/11 attacks and that the kingdom continued to finance terrorism thereafter.

He was arguing to bring his case to the Supreme Court after it was dismissed by a lower court and an appeals circuit, which had cited the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 as barring lawsuits against leaders of foreign governments.

Cozen, however, documented how both the Supreme Court and U.S. government briefs allowed for such lawsuits in the past, finding the Immunities Act did not hold in similar cases.

Kagan’s friend-of-the-court brief argued Cozen’s case would interfere with U.S. foreign policy. She urged the Supreme Court not to hear the case.

So, in Kagan’s mind, punishing those fueling jihad is “interfering with U.S. foreign policy.”

Obama using a fraudulent social security number?

In Barack Hussein Obama, Birth certificate, Illegal Immigration on May 12, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Speaking of “fraud,” anyone find that birth certificate yet?

This isn’t the first time “Obama” and “fraud” appear in the same breath.  It won’t be the last.

“There is obviously a case of fraud going on here,” Daniels maintained. “In 15 years of having a private investigator’s license in Ohio, I’ve never seen the Social Security Administration make a mistake of issuing a Connecticut Social Security number to a person who lived in Hawaii. There is no family connection that would appear to explain the anomaly.”

[. . .] 

Another anomaly in the law enforcement databases searched by Daniels and Sampson is that the date 1890 shows up in the field indicating the birth of the number holder, along with Obama’s birth date of 08/04/1961. A third date listed is 04/08/1961, which appears to be a transposition of Obama’s birth date in an international format, with the day before the month.

Daniels disclosed to WND the name of the database she searched and produced a computer screen copy of the page that listed 1890 as a date associated with the 042 Social Security number.

Daniels said she can’t be sure if the 1890 figure has any significance. But she said it appears the number Obama is using was previously issued by the Social Security Administration.

After an extensive check of the proprietary databases she uses as a licensed private investigator, Daniels determined that the first occurrence of Obama’s association with the number was in 1986 in Chicago.

Daniels assumes, but cannot prove, that Obama took on a previously issued Social Security number that had gone dormant due to the death of the original holder.

Speaking of birth certificates, what does Obama have to hide?  A lot, apparently.

Obama’s high-priced lawyers have built walls around various records or simply made them disappear. It is estimated that Obama’s legal team has now spent well over $1.4 million dollars blocking access to documents every American should have access to. The question is why would he spend so much money to do this?

The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.

Isn’t there some hospital in Hawaii now a national historical site for having been the birthplace of our nation’s latest president?

Something much more important than a game

In Derek Fisher, Retinoblastoma on May 12, 2010 at 2:22 AM

And one more beautiful, little reason to preserve Western Civilization and its many blessings:

What can you expect from someone spending millions to avoid proving he’s an American citizen?

In Barack Hussein Obama, Illegal Immigration on May 8, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Where’s the birth certificate, B. Hussein? The college records? The master’s thesis? The journal articles? Anything? What are you trying to hide?

The natural alliance that exists between the National Socialist Greater Germany and the freedom-loving Muslims of the whole world

In Heinrich Himmler, Hitler's Mufti, Liberals aid jihad, Nazism, Socialism on April 25, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Leftists/Socialists/Marxists/Communists,

In allying yourselves with Muslims and against decent, free people everywhere, you’ve aligned yourselves with Nazis. Anti-Semitism makes strange cellmates, I suppose.

From a caption to a reproduction of a November 2, 1943 telegram from Heinrich Himmler to Hitler’s Mufti, Mohammad Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Note the language straight from protesters on a college campus near you:

To the Grand Mufti:

The National Socialist movement of Greater Germany has, since its inception, inscribed upon its flag the fight against the world Jewry. It has therefore followed with particular sympathy the struggle of freedom-loving Arabs, especially in Palestine, against Jewish interlopers. In the recognition of this enemy and of the common struggle against it lies the firm foundation of the natural alliance that exists between the National Socialist Greater Germany and the freedom-loving Muslims of the whole world. In this spirit I am sending you on the anniversary of the infamous Balfour declaration my hearty greetings and wishes for the successful pursuit of your struggle until the final victory.

Reichsfuehrer S.S. Heinrich Himmler

Hitler to al-Husseini, al-Husseini to his Coreligionists of Peace, and Muhammad to the world . . . and to his everlasting shame and condemnation

In Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Hitler's Mufti, Nazism, The truth about Islam on April 25, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Miami-Dade Transit first banned and then allowed ads offering help to those trying to free themselves from Islam. One commenter here suggested that rather than focus on Islam (he doesn’t like its mingling of religion and state), we should focus instead on freedom of speech. To which I replied:

That’s like saying World War II shouldn’t have been about Hitler and Nazism, but about respecting borders. That’s great, but whom do you shoot?

(In other words, how do you defend yourself against an enemy you’re either too ignorant or too cowardly to name?)

Which inspired this reply from another commenter:

What a Godwinesque way to miss the entire point!

So I offered a few observations:

“Godwinesque”? In pointing out the suicidal foolishness of avoiding confronting Islam directly, I made what’s called an “analogy.” Trying to dismiss its relevance demonstrates your ignorance, not your wit, and it proves my point.

The ties between Islam and Nazism are several and profound:

First, both Hitler and Muhammad shared a deep and abiding passion for killing Jews, though Adolf’s six million Muhammad would call only “a start.”

Second, both sought to subjugate the world. (Muhammad’s been considerably more successful.)

Third, recognizing their natural fit, Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem worked together to exterminate Jews as efficiently as possible, with al-Husseini not only collaborating on the concentration camps and encouraging the Nazis staffing them to do their work diligently, but also recruiting his coreligionists to serve in the Nazi’s Bosnian Muslim SS divisions.

Here’s a bit on Hitler to al-Husseini:

“Hitler . . . asked al-Husayni to ‘to lock …deep in his heart [that] . . . Germany has resolved, step by step, to ask one European nation after the other to solve its Jewish problem, and at the proper time, direct a similar appeal to non-European nations as well’. When Germany had defeated Russia and broken through the Caucasus into the Middle East, it would have no further imperial goals of its own and would support Arab liberation… But Hitler did have one goal. ‘Germany’s objective would then be solely the destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere under the protection of British power.’ . . . In short, Jews were not simply to be driven out of the German sphere but would be hunted down and destroyed even beyond it.”

Here’s a morsel on al-Husseini to his Coreligionists of Peace:

“On March 1, 1944, while speaking on Radio Berlin, al-Husayni said: ‘Arabs, rise as one man and fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history, and religion. This saves your honor. God is with you.”

And here’s the genocidal pedophile Muhammad to the world . . . and to his everlasting shame and condemnation:

“The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him . . .” (Muslim Book 41, Number 6985).

Fourth, Hitler lamented Germany’s being a Christian nation rather than an Islamic one.

Fifth, Hitler wrote of his “struggle,” Mein Kampf. Muhammad commanded his followers to wage jihad against the world “until all religion is for Allah.” “Jihad” means “struggle.”

Sixth, just as Chamberlain and other ignorant cowards sought to appease a monster who’d made his intentions clear — in writing — so today we have a multitude of Chamberlains running around attempting to silence those telling the truth about jihad and shari’a through prosecutorial persecution (Geert Wilders), violence and the threat of violence (Theo Van Gogh, the Muhammad cartoons, and yes, South Park), and name-calling (“Islamophobe,” “racist,” and “Godwin”).

There’s one aspect in which Muhammad and Hitler differed dramatically: At least Hitler didn’t claim “the devil made me do it.”

So, no. The reference to Nazism was not gratuitous.

We know how it ends

In Christ, Justification on April 16, 2010 at 9:48 PM

We will endure evil in this life, but the good news is, we know all ends well.  From here:

He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken. And it will be said in that day: “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation” (Isaiah 25:8-9).

A non-Muslim’s stating plainly what Muhammad’s followers were too shameless to hide isn’t “fear mongering,” it’s self-defense

In Christ vs. Allah, Deceiving non-Muslims, The truth about Islam on April 11, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Offered in response to another lying Muslim here:

ihsaan,

You call a genocidal pedophile “the best example to mankind,” and I’m the “nutjob”?

(Don’t think that we all didn’t notice your inability to deny Muhammad’s genocide and pedophilia. There’s a kind of honesty in your silence on that, at least.)

Just in case anyone is tempted to give any credence to your mendacity . . .

Ibn Kathir is my source for Ibn Kathir, of course.

As for implying that I am misrepresenting or are unfamiliar with your “sacred” texts, I posted several passages demonstrating Muhammad’s wanton bloodlust, along with specific citations. Anyone who can read can determine for themselves whether or not I’m “ignorantly fear mongering.”

Nowhere do I claim that Muslims are commanded to kill non-Muslims indiscriminately as you seem to suggest. Everyone knows that Allah has rules for how to butcher “infidels”: First, “invite” them to convert; if they refuse, then demand the jizya; if they refuse that, then war. If that sounds familiar, then that’s because I posted it above, along with the special “accommodation” for the “People of the Book” (Qur’an 9:29). Perhaps you ought to read before ranting about my “ignorance” of exceptions for Jews and Christians (and later, other non-Muslims).

As for “later peace agreements,” demanding money from non-Muslims in order to protect them from yourselves is not a “peace agreement;” it’s extortion. (Those “agreements” were “later” because Muhammad realized that slaves are more profitable than corpses, and most Muslims preferred raping the living rather than the dead — even Muhammad.)

And thanks for admitting (accidentally, no doubt) that your texts are vile, murderous refuse: The fact that your pedophile prophet was ordered to fight against ANYONE AT ALL because of their “unbelief” proves incontrovertibly that Muhammad served hell. Claiming that the order to kill was abrogated by “later peace agreements” demonstrates that the obvious reading of the text is the correct one: It was an order to war over religious belief. How do “later peace agreements” make commands to genocide on religious grounds acceptable, again?

It is absurd in the highest degree to argue that “The passage doesn’t say to kill because later texts replaced (abrogated) it saying ‘Don’t kill them!'” You realize that a command to genocide’s being limited by later “peace agreements” proves that the former command is murderous, don’t you?

Finally, you defend “kill the pagans wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5) and then lie to everyone here about it, but then claim that I’m the one “increasing hate for non-muslims from muslims.” How sad. A non-Muslim’s stating plainly what your coreligionists were too shameless to hide isn’t “fear mongering,” it’s self-defense. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

You think that you’re serving God, but you’re serving hell. Christ committed no sin, spoke only the truth, healed the sick, raised the dead, died for the sins of the whole world, and resurrected. He commanded His people to love even their enemies.

On the other hand, Muhammad practiced genocide, pedophilia, mutilation, torture, rape, slavery, extortion, theft, wife-beating (endorsed only?), polygamy, religious and gender apartheid, deceit, and blasphemy, claimed “allah made me do it!” and commanded others to do the same. In other words, Muhammad “sacralized” the violation of all Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.

Turn from hell and trust in the Son of God, Who died for all your sins to give you peace with His Father.

Regards,

Amillennialist

Multiculturalism and craven self-censorship as the path to the Islamization of the West

In Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Geert Wilders, Pat Condell, The truth about Islam, Western Civilization subverted from within on April 9, 2010 at 9:14 AM

For centuries, Islam has been impotent, unable to use its preferred method of “persuasion” against the West (slaughter) — its last best chance having been obliterated on the first September 11th at the gates of Vienna in 1683 (thank you, Jan III Sobieski) — so it’s found another way: Aided both by trillions in blood for oil for the funding of indoctrination and propaganda centers within our own borders and the West’s suicidal self-loathing in the guise of Multiculturalism, Europe — and soon America, bankrupted and disarmed by the allegedly-former-Muslim in the White House — is at the precipice of a new Dark Ages.  A new Inquisition has begun, this time in defense of Islam rather than in defense against it.

Pat Condell condemns the cowardice of establishment Europe in persecuting (prosecuting) Geert Wilders for telling the truth about Islam (thanks to Dan for posting this; be sure to visit his excellent site).

Western Civilization hangs by a thread:

Not all religions are created equal

In Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Christ vs. Allah, The truth about Islam on April 6, 2010 at 7:31 AM

When someone tries to equate Christianity and Islam, point out the words and deeds of each religion’s founders; the contrast couldn’t be greater.  One’s created the most free, most prosperous, most moral society in the history of Man, the other’s wrought for non-Muslims, apostates, women, and little girls fourteen hundred years of hell-on-Earth.

Christ commanded:

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12).

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you [. . .] as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6).

On the other hand:

“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).

[Ibn Kathir says of this verse: “‘Wage war’ mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. Mischief in the land refers to various types of evil.” So, Muhammad requires execution, crucifixion, or cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides for “disbelief.”]

“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).

“It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise” (Qur’an 8:67).

“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror'” (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).

Common Sense, Addressed to the non-Muslim Inhabitants of America

In Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Deceiving non-Muslims, Media jihad, The truth about Islam on March 30, 2010 at 1:53 PM

In an article that should be titled “Muslim Students want “Our Lord” phrase off diplomas,” the efforts by several students — including two Muslims named in the piece — are noted. Several comments from readers (cbc13 in particular) regurgitate the same politically-correct poison: If you criticize Islam or resist its advance, you’re a hateful, bigoted, racist xenophobe. Such “critiques” are obliterated easily with basic facts and a little . . .

COMMON SENSE;

Addressed to the non-Muslim

INHABITANTS

of

AMERICA

on the following interesting

SUBJECTS

To oppose Hate is not “hate.” Instead of insulting those resisting genocide, pedophilia, rape, mutilation, torture, slavery, theft, extortion, wife-beating, polygamy, religious and gender apartheid, deceit, and blasphemy in Allah’s name (all of which are commanded or endorsed by Muhammad and his allah), you ought to be joining them.

Islam sends Muslim souls to hell and creates for non-Muslims (and Muslim apostates, women, and little girls) hell-on-Earth. Why do you tolerate, obfuscate, and apologize for such barbarity?

If you are a Christian, how can you defend blaspheming the Son of God?  (If you’re not, do you think your god gets treated any better?)

“In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say: “Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, and all every – one that is on the earth? For to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He createth what He pleaseth. For Allah hath power over all things” (Qur’an 5:17).

“They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them” (Qur’an 5:73). “The Jews call ‘Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth” (Qur’an 9:30)!

Why do you support murderous anti-Semitism?

“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”‘” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177).

“. . . We were (sitting) in the mosque when the Messenger of Allah . . . came to us and said: (Let us) go to the Jews. We went out with him until we came to them. The Messenger of Allah . . . stood up and called out to them (saying): O ye assembly of Jews, accept Islam (and) you will be safe [. . .] “he killed their men, and distributed their women, children and properties among the Muslims, except that some of them had joined the Messenger of Allah . . . who granted them security. They embraced Islam. The Messenger of Allah . . . turned out all the Jews of Medlina. Banu Qainuqa’ (the tribe of ‘Abdullah b. Salim) and the Jews of Banu Haritha and every other Jew who was in Medina [. . .] “It has been narrated by ‘Umar b. al-Khattib that he heard the Messenger of Allah . . . say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim” (Muslim Book 19, Number 4363-4366).”

Why do you advocate dismembering non-Muslims?  Ibn Kathir says of the following verse: “‘Wage war’ mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. Mischief in the land refers to various types of evil.” So, Muhammad requires execution, crucifixion, or cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides for “disbelief”:

“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)?

Why do you defend murdering those who would leave Islam?

“Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57)?

Why do you support raping the wives of non-Muslims who’ve been made into sex slaves?

“Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess . . . ” (Qur’an 4:24)?

Why do you tolerate Allah-ordained pedophilia?

“Narrated ‘Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death)” (Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64 and 65)?

Why do you defend genocide on religious grounds?

“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)?

Why do you obfuscate for those advancing an ideology that would take your heads and rape and enslave your wives and daughters?  Instead, defend our unalienable, God-given rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

Where’s your Common Sense, America?

The Minnesota Daily denying access to the truth, or Refuting common Islamic deceptions

In Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Deceiving non-Muslims, The Minnesota Daily, The truth about Islam on March 29, 2010 at 2:08 PM

All accounts “moderated” now (saw an “Access Denied” message once), indicating either that all posts are now being censored or the site is filtering my IP address (there are ways around that!)

Update 3/30: Moderation was disabled, so the post below is up on the site.  The truth will out, anyway.  In response to the inaptly named justice786:

In your zeal to serve Allah, you do a disservice to God and Man. Below are (again) refutations of your many half-truths, logical fallacies, and outright lies.

“It is interesting that you quote the verse that you did because it shows again that you only use English translations.”

Arabic is a human language. “kill the pagans wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5) is not a mistranslation.

“In the Quran (chapter 3, verse 28) . . . The term God is using in this verse . . . is “aulia” which actually means “supporter” . . . .”

“helper” is synonymous with “supporter,” none of which negates verse after verse of brutality toward non-Muslims, including Jews and Christians. Besides that: “O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust” (Qur’an 5:51), and, “Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures” (Qur’an 98:6).

“So you see my dear friend Muhammad, if you understood the original arabic of the Qur’an, you would know that you can still be my friend, though not my ally.”

I pointed out that you are not my “friend,” because however one might define the term, butchery and slavery are not elements of its definition.

“I have many friends from the Christian and Jewish religions as well as other faith-based communities, and we have a great relationship.”

The master-dhimmi relationship is great . . . for the master. If Islam ever gains the ascendancy here, I doubt they’ll share your opinion.

“Yes, several posts ago, Muslims were told to go home.”

Not by me, which is what you said. Changing your language to “were told” from “you told” is a tacit admission that you were wrong, but you don’t have the decency to admit that.

“My wife is a former born again Christian”

Whatever the deficiencies of American Evangelicalism, that’s still a fall from heaven to hell.

“and native American . . . my Navy son . . . .”

And if we were in Australia, they’d be aborigines. You must be quite a fisherman, since that’s another a red herring: The issue is not national origin or ancestry, but your genocidal pedophile’s commands to enslave or slaughter all who refuse the “invitation” to Islam and your eagerness to advance that by deceiving others.

“Actually, you have changed the topic everytime I clarified a point”

I was responding to comments made here, including yours. Don’t be silly.

“Your comments on the above article had nothing to do with Muslims in business in Minnesota.”

Your comments here are obfuscations for jihad. Jihad and shari’a are “Muslim business,” in Minnesota and everywhere. That’s the problem.

“You love quoting from the Qur’an or from Hadiths without any understanding of the original arabic, or the context of the hadith, or actually of the Seerah (life and example of the Prophet (s).”

It should be clear that I understand your religion very well. Using Islamic translations of Islamic texts written in a human language is legitimate. And you’ve yet to demonstrate where I’ve taken anything “out-of-context.”

What context makes “kill the pagans wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5) not murderous refuse, again?

“You do not unfortunately have any understanding of fiqh or of the Shari’ah. It is easy when one uses a cut and paste approach to anything to show what you perceive to be total contradictions when in fact there are not.”

A false ad hominem and an outright lie. Apparently, you confuse “basic human decency” with “understanding.” Just because I don’t agree with Allah’s bloodlust, doesn’t mean I don’t understand it.

Neither do I “perceive total contradictions;” you’re only hoping to create in the minds of those unfamiliar with Islamic texts, tenets, and timelines the perception of misunderstanding.

As for contradictions, naskh, the doctrine of abrogation, is your false prophet’s idea, not mine: “The Prophet said, ‘If I take an oath and later find something else better than that, then I do what is better and expiate my oath'” (Bukhari Volume 7, Book 67, Number 427), and, “Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it . . .” (Qur’an 2:106)?

And those are proof texts, so that non-Muslims (and Muslims of good will) can see just what it is that Allah requires.

“I have already answered your question about apostasy. Again, no one was killed only for being an apostate during the life of the Prophet (s). Traitors were killed and some of them happened to be apostates. Killing someone for “apostasy” would be against verse 2: 256 in the Qur’an, the final source of revelation and the word of God.”

Two problems there: Leaving Islam is considered treason because Muhammad was a totalitarian warlord, and Muhammad ordered the deaths of those who committed apostasy: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57).

“Islam itself is tolerant of other faiths. Look at how Islam talks about the “People of the Book”, Jews and Christians, allows Muslims to eat of the food of the People fo the Book, and even get married to people of the book without their having to change their faith. Some of my best friends are Muslims married to Christians or Jews.”

You even get to rape the People of the Book. Muslim men marry non-Muslim women (making them stupidly “Muslim-Christians,” etc.), but the opposite is not allowed.

I’ve posted several passages showing Muhammad’s special love for Jews and Christians, which you cannot refute. Murdering and enslaving those who refuse to convert to Islam is not “tolerance.”

“Arabic is the language of the Qur’an. How many versions of the bible do you have?”

One Bible. I use several translations, all of which are good. None of them contradict the others on points of doctrine. Regardless, that’s just another red herring.

“There is only one correct version of the Qur’an and it is the Arabic version .”

After the other, competing versions were destroyed. And don’t forget the Satanic Verses. (Shouldn’t verses commanding genocide on religious grounds be considered “incorrect”?)

“I demonstrated to you in #1 above that your ignorance of Arabic”

No, you demonstrated your contempt for the non-Muslims who frequent this site, and what you presume is our ignorance.

Unfortunately, like so many in the West, I’m too familiar with Arabic. Islam is just like Nazism: two murderous cults ruining perfectly good human languages (Arabic and German) used for centuries by Christians. What a shame.

You’re assertion is irrational and self-contradictory: Either you grew up speaking Arabic or you did not. If you did and accurate translation is impossible as you claim, then how can you know that the English is in error, since you know English only through translation? If you grew up NOT speaking Arabic and accurate translation is impossible as you claim, then you don’t know what the Arabic actually says.

And that’s the unintentional irony of the murderous and deceitful. Well done!

“and reliance on translations has led you to misinterpret what the Qur’an says, and to castigate Muslims when it is inappropriate.”

You’ve not demonstrated that I’ve misinterpreted anything. And I’ve only castigated you for lying in defense of genocide, pedophilia, and slavery. If instead of obfuscating for Allah’s tyranny you oppose it, I’ll commend you.

“Islam has a very clearcut etiquette when it comes to war. No killing of old people, children and women.”

Except when it doesn’t: “The Prophet passed by me at a place called Al-Abwa or Waddan, and 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).” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 256). And not to mention Abu Afak, Asma bint Marwan, and others.

“No scorched earth approach. War is only for two reasons: defense or to free people from oppression.”

You hope that no one here knows that “unbelief in Allah” is considered “oppression” by Muslims. The mere existence of non-Muslims is considered an obstacle to Islam and an oppression of Muslims.

And there is, of course, this: “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).

“There is no pedophilia in Islam (some cultures marry women at a younger age than the US where the age of sexual consent is as low as 12 years old in some states).”

That’s a clumsy tu quoque. Allah’s “beautiful pattern of conduct” Muhammad did it, so you should too: “Narrated ‘Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death)” (Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64 and 65).

And don’t forget the Qur’anic stipulations on divorcing prepubescent females: “And for such of your women as despair of menstruation, if ye doubt, their period (of waiting) shall be three months along with those who have it not. And for those with child, their period shall be till they bring forth their burden. And whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah, He maketh his course easy for him” (Qur’an 65:4).

“Show me a verse in the Qur’an where rape, mutiliation, or torture are allowed.”

I have, repeatedly. Clearly, you don’t care to deal with this subject matter or me truthfully, or you would not lie shamelessly, even when I’ve already exposed your mendacity.

Raping sex slaves (not to mention Muhammad”s raping numerous captives, and little prepubescent ‘Aisha): “If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice” (Qur’an 4:3).

Mutilation and torture (not to mention Muhammad’s torturing a captive Jew for the location of hidden wealth): “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).

Ibn Kathir says of this verse: “‘Wage war’ mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. Mischief in the land refers to various types of evil.” So, Muhammad requires execution, crucifixion, or cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides for “disbelief.”

“Islam came to put an end to slavery, and there are many examples of the Prophet (s) freeing slaves. This is contrast to even my country the US where it took a civil war to put an end to slavery.”

Freeing his own slaves (he was entitled to one-fifth of the booty from a razzia. Which means he was a practitioner. And what do you think the dhimma system was but a system of religious discrimination, humiliation, and extortion?

And playing a tu quoque meant to shame into silence is dishonest and ineffective. You ought to be embarrassed. But I suppose that in worshiping a bloodthirsty devil, one must compromise not only one’s intellect but one’s conscience.

“Show me where the Qur’an advocates theft and extortion.”

Jizya and dhimma are extortion (“Pay us and we’ll protect you . . . from ourselves!”): “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, 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).

“Misinterpreting the verse about disciplining your wife is a favorite hobby of people who attack Islam.”

But not something of which I am guilty. Your own authorities teach it. “Beat” is “beat.”

“There is no record of the Prophet (s) ever laying a hand on any of his wives”

Which is why I use the words “commanded” and “endorsed.” But he did teach beating wives from whom you fear disobedience, and ‘Aisha, the pedophile prophet’s favorite “wife,” lamented at the suffering of Muslim women.

“there are hadiths where he talks about the best of Muslims being those who are the best to their women.”

You know as well as I that being “the best to their women” would include beating them, since the purpose would be to discipline them for Allah and Paradise (possibly).

“surely the protection afforded by a polygamous marriage is better than none or potential sexual promiscuity.”

Especially when victims of rape get murdered for adultery. (I”ll save you the need to lie about this one: Because Muhammad wanted to protect himself from an awkward situation with ‘Aisha, he required four witnesses to adultery. So a Muslim woman who reports being raped but lacks the witnesses is admitting to unlawful sexual intercourse. What’s a devout Muslim to do, but punish such “mischief”?

And there’s this: “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four (Reliable) witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them, or Allah ordain for them some (other) way . . .” (Qur’an 4:15).

“There is no religious apartheid in Islam”

Dhimma. Pact of Umar.

“men and women have equal but not identical rights.”

Yes, women have the right to be raped beginning at age nine (even on a camel’s saddle!), to receive half the inheritance of a brother, to possess a lesser standing in court, to be beaten for “fearing” disobedience, etc.

“Deceit and blasphemy are not supported by any verse that I know in the Qur’an.”

Deceit in Qur’an: “Let not the believers take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah” (Qur’an 3:28).

Deceit in ahadith: “War is deceit” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 268), and, “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?’ Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?’ The Prophet said, ‘Yes,’ Muhammad bin Maslama said, ‘Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab).’ The Prophet said, ‘You may say it’ (Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 369).

Blaspheming YHWH: “In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary . . .” (Qur’an 5:17), “They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them” (Qur’an 5:73), and “the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth” (Qur’an 9:30)!

“In the end, it is very easy to make accusations when one studies another person’s faith at the surface, does not understand the language in which the Qur’an was revealed, and cobbles together their own cut and paste approach to Islam.”

Which has nothing to do with me. Stay on topic.

“When I talk to my Christian or Jewish friends, I don’t talk to them about my perception of their faith. I let them tell me about how they perceive and practice their faith.”

If I want to know the truth about Islam, I’ll go to its god, founder, “sacred” texts, and history, not a maliciously-deceitful propagandist.

“Islam is the fastest growing religion in the USA, and will continue to be the fastest growing religion, God Willing.”

He is not.

“If you don’t believe me, just go to the website, http://www.Islamicity.com, and watch how many American men and women of different faiths and backgrounds are embracing Islam every hour of every days.”

Muslims would never, ever lie, right?

“the Qur’an says in Chapter 109, “Say, O you that reject faith. I worship not that which ye worship, Nor will ye worship that which I worship. And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship, Nor will ye worship that which I worship. To you be your Way, and to me mine.’

But you said translations were useless.

The Minnesota Daily censoring and obfuscating for jihad

In Appeasers and Useful Idiot Dhimmis, Deceiving non-Muslims, Minnesota, The Minnesota Daily, The truth about Islam on March 26, 2010 at 3:17 PM

In an article detailing another step in sharia’s advance here in the United States, a lively exchange between Muslims and their Useful Idiot Dhimmis and decent human beings got off to a good start.

Now, at least my comments are moderated. Whether or not my words exposing the vile dishonesty of jihad’s agents will be censored remains to be seen; in the event that The Minnesota Daily lacks the decency to post my most recent comment in response to someone referring first to his “Muslim wife” serving in the military and then going into full Obfuscation Mode and revealing himself to be the most shameless of dhimmis or a Muslim himself, it is posted below (with minor editing).

[Update 11:38 PM: Using another account to post, no moderation.  So, apparently The Minnesota Daily only allows lies in service to Allah to go unmoderated.  Update 1:04 AM: Another account “moderated.”  At least I got a few choice lines in.]

Here’s justice786’s falsehood-filled response to my earlier comments:

Actually you are wrong. It is not a non-sequitur. My wife, an American Muslima, served on the staff of an admiral during the Iran hostage crisis, and is of native American origin. When you tell her to go home, she is right at home. What about you? Which foreign country do your forefathers come from? Shouldn’t you go back there?

You also changed subject from the topic of the article. That is all right. To answer your comment, Islam is for freedom of religion. If you read the Qur’an yourself and understood arabic (not the English translation) instead of cutting and pasting from websites, you would understand the verse, “Let there be no compulsion in religion” from Surah 2, verse 256. Islam through the Qur’an and the traditions of the Prophet (s) has never ordered Muslim to establish Islamic law over all humanity. Again you are misinterpreting the Qur’an because you do not understand the original arabic source.

My reply:

Where did I tell anyone to “go home”?

And my ancestors were here millennia before yours, so even if yours were not a silly and intellectually-vacuous “argument,” you’d still lose on that point.

I see that you passed Obfuscation for Infidels 101, so let me expose your duplicity:

1. I did not “change subject from the topic of the article,” I responded to several comments here, including yours, which is what you do in a Comments section. So my words are on-topic.

2. Islam is not “for freedom of religion.” Muhammad declared, “If anyone changes his (Islamic) religion, then kill him” (Sahih Bukhari). Surahs 2, 8, 5, and 9 also put the lie to your claim.

3. Arabic is a human language, just like any other, so it can be translated. Sure, on occasion subtle nuances can be lost, but “kill the pagans wherever you find them” is not a mistranslation of “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Besides that, numerous English translations by Muslims show your assertion to be nonsensical.

4. The “no compulsion” verse is trotted out often by apologists for jihad. The only problem is — and you must know this since you’re obviously practiced in lying for Allah — that numerous other passages command or endorse violence against non-Muslims to make the world Islam. And even if that verse is not abrogated (the doctrine of naskh) by the later Verses of Blood, you know as well as I that inner belief cannot be forced, but outward obedience is another thing entirely, so technically, of course, “there is no compulsion in religion.”

5. Your own “sacred” texts demonstrate your mendacity; since Muhammad is the “Ideal Man” and a “beautiful pattern of conduct” for those who want to please Allah, his words and actions are definitive:

“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).

And,

“Say to the Unbelievers, if (now) they desist (from Unbelief), their past would be forgiven them; but if they persist, the punishment of those before them is already (a matter of warning for them). And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone (in the whole of the world). But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do” (Qur’an 8:38; ayah 39 from Noble Qur’an).

6. The only website from which I “copy and paste” is my own. Every passage I post I’ve verified for myself. I provide specific citations so that honest readers can determine the facts for themselves and not be deceived by shameless dissemblers like you.

Even if your embarrassing ad hominem were true — it is not, obviously — that still doesn’t take away from the fact that Muhammad commanded or endorsed and practiced genocide, pedophilia, rape, mutilation, torture, slavery, theft, extortion, wife-beating, polygamy, religious and gender apartheid, deceit, and blasphemy and claimed “Allah made me do it, and so must you!”

You may find a significant concentration of the ignorant and gullible in media and government, but the American people are educating themselves. Your days of pulling the niqab over non-Muslim eyes are at an end.

Their children were forced to watch

In CAIR, Hamas, Islam's "divinely" sanctioned persecution of Christian, Mohamed Fadly, Relatives in defense of jihad, The truth about Islam on March 22, 2010 at 12:04 AM

This is for what B. Hussein, Grover Norquist, the Left, CAIR, Hamas, Mohamed Fadly, and the rest apologize and obfuscate.  This is why the West’s “leadership” betrays Israel.

Islam is pure evil. It is vile. It is hell.  Stop defending it. Stop lying for it. Stop excusing it.

If there ever were a time to use Western military might, this is it. Now.

Islam must be stopped.

Pakistani Christian burned alive, wife raped by police for refusing to convert to Islam (Jihad Watch):

RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)– A Christian man was fighting for his life in Pakistan’s Punjab province Saturday, March 20, after Muslim leaders backed by police burned him alive for refusing to convert to Islam, while his wife was raped by police officers, Christian and hospital sources familiar with the case told BosNewsLife.

Arshed Masih was burned Friday, March 19, in front of a police station in the city of Rawalpindi near Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, following apparent death threats from his Muslim employer Sheikh Mohammad Sultan, an influential businessman, and religious leaders, said the Rawalpindi Holy Family Hospital.

His wife, Martha Arshed, was allegedly raped by police officers. Their three children — ranging in age from 7 to 12– were reportedly forced to witness the attacks against their parents.

Pelosi reveals elitists’ arrogance

In Liberal treason, Liberal tyranny, Nancy Pelosi, Socialism, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic on March 21, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Let them do whatever they want to us and our posterity. They know better than we do what to do with our own property.

And now the left has driven one more uranium-tipped projectile into America’s coffin. As Pamela Geller rightly notes, the nescient, allegedly-pro-life Democrats voted yes for this monstrosity on the word of a ghoul who’s never met a baby he didn’t want to slaughter. How foolish!

Unless Americans are successful repealing this death blow from the Left’s murderous hand, the Republic is doomed.

Where are you, America?

The Dark Ages were brought on by religious barbarians, but not by the ones you were taught had done it

In Classical Civilization, Dark Ages, Jihad, John O'Neill, Medieval Period, Spanish Inquisition, The truth about Islam on March 16, 2010 at 4:24 PM

“Magua’s heart is twisted; he would make himself into what twisted him.”

-Nathaniel of the Yengeese; Hawkeye, adopted son
of Chingachgook of the Mohican people

That line from The Last of the Mohicans, uttered regarding its murderous antagonist, reveals what can happen also to a society long-tormented: it can adopt the values and perspectives of its tormentors, a kind of societal Stockholm Syndrome.  Is it hard to understand (the exaggerated, but still un-Christian) Spanish Inquisition as a response to eight hundred years of Islamic “tolerance”?  If John Calvin — hailed by some as a contributor to the Reformation (in reality, he was only a heretic riding Luther’s coattails) — can incorporate Islam’s unholy fatalism into his ungodly Double Predestination, then what limit exists to the depravity into which a people can descend?

Islam laid siege to Christendom from the time of the genocidal pedophile’s “prophetic” career until modern times when — as Winston Churchill observed — Europe’s technological superiority delivered it from Allah’s clutches.  (In fact, so thoroughly was the West rescued that it lost all memory of nearly one and one-half millennia of siege, slaughter, and slavery at Muslim hands, so that it now not only invites jihad’s agents within its borders, it punishes its own citizens who dare to state merely what Islam’s “sacred” texts declare about itself.)  From the Holy Land to Byzantium to Iberia to Tours to Greece to the Balkans to Vienna, if not for the grace of God and ingenuity and courage of its people, Western Christianity would have fallen entirely under Muhammad’s yoke centuries ago.

In Holy Warriors: Islam and the Demise of Classical Civilization, John O’Neill puts the first responsibility for the Dark Ages where it belongs: Not on Romanized, baptized barbarians or the Roman Catholic Church, but on the prophet from hell and those who followed him (note the mention of Muslim mercenaries menacing the Mediterranean; even a newborn America had to deal with the malevolence of the Barbary Pirates):

One of the most enduring problems of history is the decline of Classical Civilization. How was it that the civilization of Greece and Rome, which had endured almost a thousand years, a civilization which prized learning, science and reason, gave way to the world of the Medieval; an age which saw, for a while, the almost complete disappearance of the rationalist spirit of Greece and Rome? The traditional view was that after their seizure of Italy in the fifth century, the Barbarian tribes of Germany and Scythia had reduced Europe to an economic and cultural wasteland, initiating a Dark Age, which was to last half a millennium. After the Reformation, another suspect was added to the list: Christianity, or, more accurately, Catholic Christianity. In this view Christianity was corrupted beyond recognition after the time of Constantine and from the fourth century onwards a power-hungry Church hierarchy, in cahoots with the Imperial authorities, kept the population of Europe in subservience and ignorance, effectively completing the destructive work of the Barbarians.

In this ground-breaking work, historian John J. O’Neill examines a great variety of evidence from many specialties and reaches an astonishing and novel conclusion: Classical Civilization was not destroyed by Barbarians or by Christians. It survived intact into the early seventh century. The Vandals and Goths who seized the Western Empire in the fifth century had become completely romanized by the start of the sixth century. Artistic and intellectual life flourished, as did the economy and the cities built earlier under the Empire. Yet sometime in the middle of the seventh century everything changed. Cities were abandoned, literacy plummeted, royal authority declined and local strongmen, or “barons”, seized control of the provinces. The Middle Ages had begun.

Who or what had caused this? As O’Neill notes, by the 1920s Belgian historian Henri Pirenne had located the proverbial “smoking gun”; but it was not in the hands of the Barbarians or the Christians: it was held by those who, even then, it had become fashionable to credit with saving, rather than destroying, Classical Civilization: the Arabs. In a conclusion that will have resonance for the modern world, O’Neill argues convincingly that all we regard as “Medieval” had its origin in Islam, and that the Muslims terminated Classical Civilization in Europe just as surely as they did in the Middle East. O’Neill shows how the sudden relapse of Europe in the seventh century was due entirely to the economic blockade imposed by Islam’s war against Christendom. The Mediterranean, which had previously been a cultural highway, now became a frontier, and a very dangerous frontier at it. Prompted by Islam’s doctrine of perpetual war against nonbelievers, Muslim pirates scoured the Mediterranean, effectively ending all trade between Europe and the great centers of civilization in the Near East. The flow of gold ended, as did the supply of all luxury items. And so too did the supply of papyrus from Egypt, without which Europeans were forced to rely on expensive parchment. Not surprisingly, literacy plummeted. Worst of all, the great cities of the West, which depended upon the trade in luxury items from the East, began to decline.

As the dominant power of the time, ideas originating in the Islamic world now began to penetrate Europe. From their Muslim foes Christian Europeans began to think in terms that would have been unimaginable a century earlier. The idea of “Holy War” entered the mindset of Christians, and, under the influence of Islam, the rationalism of Greece and Rome began to be replaced by a literal and intolerant interpretation of “The Book.” Classical civilization was dead.