Many often one may get inundated with the arguments that the religion of Islam is peaceful by the Muslim apologists who strive so hard to assuage the monstrosity by their fellow Koran adherents. The truth is: the avowed peacefulness of Islam is self-evident in its practice by its adherents. One of the excuses they make is that Mohammed was a peaceful man who taught his followers same and that Muslims lived peacefully for centuries, fighting only in self-defense and necessity. “True muslims will never act aggressively”, the moderate and liberal muslims will argue. Quran (4:95) puts it this way:
“Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and persons. Allah had granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than those who sit (at home). Unto all (in faith) hath Allah promised good: but those who strive and fight hath he distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward.”
The above passage is very clear on the status of the peaceful and radical Muslims. It criticizes the peaceful Muslim and the reward of such a Muslim is not equal with those who strive hard and fight against non believers. The violent ones are the ones in whom Allah is pleased while the peaceful Muslim is one who is of a lesser value in their eyes of Allah and will be punished with hell. Quran 9:38-39 announces:
“O ye who believe! What is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty and put others in your place.”
“Islam is a religion of peace”; this is a great lie and a ridiculous parody that is analogous to the statement that “a lion is a domestic animal” and “fire is not a dangerous element”. Another myth is the statement that jihad is a “spiritual struggle” and not a “holy war”, as some Islam apologists may argue. Others argue that the concept of jihad is defensive rather than offensive. Jihadists and terrorists who take up arms are doing exactly as dictated by the Koran and exemplified by Mohammed. Mohammed organized 65 military campaigns in the last ten years of his life and he personally led 27 of them. The more powerful he became, the smaller the excuses he needed to go to battle until he finally began attacking tribes merely because they were not yet part of his growing empire. After his death, his successor Abu Bakr followed suite, declaring allied tribes which wanted to go their way “apostates”, and slaughtering anyone who refuses to remain a Muslim and he was very successful with his blood and violent campaigns. Quran 8:39 asserts:
“And fight them until there is no more fitna (unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah” the historical context of this text of the submission that the Meccans refused Mohammed access to their city after hajj who had prior declared war on Mecca and consequently was evicted. It was Mohammad’s desire to destroy the polytheistic idol worship of the Meccans. The excuse for declaring war on unbelievers is merely on the grounds of their unbelief. Like the typical arrogance in the concept of monotheism, every other belief or unbelief is not to be condoned. Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 324 says that Muhammad stated that “Allah MUST have no rivals”. Even in the absence of other religious beliefs, muslims turn on each other. It is not a coincidence that countries like Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc where are there are little or no different religions other Islam, suffer incidences of terrorism and bomb blasts of shias against the sunnis and vice versa. Islam is a preying ideology; it must always seek for whom or a cause to fight against.
The bloodiness of Islam did not begin today, it was earlier revealed by the most faithful followers and family members of Mohammad who turned on each other. There were four caliphs in the first 25 years after Mohammed’s death, and each of which was his trusted companion. Three of these four were murdered by those allied with the son of the first caliph. The fourth caliph was murdered in the midst of a bloody conflict with the fifth caliph who began a 100 year dynasty of debauchery which was soon ended by widespread bloodbath of the descendants of Muhammad’s uncle (who wasn’t even a Muslim).
Muhammad’s own daughter, Fatima and her husband Ali survived the years of paganism in Mecca but they could not survive the years of the proliferation of Islam after Mohammad’s demise. Fatima died of stress of persecution within 3 months and Mohammed’s son-in-law Ali was later assassinated by Muslim rivals. Their son (Mohammed’s grandson) was killed in battle with a faction that became today’s’ Sunnis while his people became the Shias. Other relatives and personal friends of Muhammad were caught-up and entangled in the mist of the bloody conquest between the rival groups, and which metamorphosed into sub- divisions as Islam expanded through the ages.
Muslim apologists always argue that true muslims do not take the lives of a human being let alone another Muslim. But it is surprising how they give blind eyes to the bloody conquests and spread of Islam through its 1,400 years of existence. Mohammed who held his favourite wife and daughter; Aisha and Fatima respectively as the perfect model of the Muslim woman only led to the war between the followers of Fatima and Aisha in the violent civil wars that followed his death.
The definition of a “true Muslim” is made clear in Quran 9:88 and many other verses in the Quran – the true believer “strives and fights with their wealth”. 9: 123 clearly admonishes:
“those who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness”. While the hypocritical muslims are described in the Koran as those who sit at home refusing to join the clarion call of jihad. There is no tolerance in Islam.
The Koran contains at least 109 verses that exhort muslims to wage war against non believers. Muhammad clearly left his followers and men with the command to wage war against the Jews, Christians, Persians, polytheists (who eventually are the Hindus). Muslim armies through the century invaded unsuspecting neighbors and lands, plundering them of loot, their women, taking them as slaves and forcing them to pay tax or risk being fed to their swords. This terrorism did not begin today, it is inherently part of Islam in its ideology to wage war, enslave, kill, plunder and mostly destroy other beliefs. It is no coincidence that the terrorists and jihadists all over the world hold sway to Islam and the teaching of Mohammed.
The Arab slave trade was open for 1300 years until the pressure and force from western powers drove the Arab nations to declare the practice of slavery as illegal. However, this declaration is only in theory. Unlike the Germans who apologized to the world over the totalitarianism and evil of the Nazi government of Hitler, the Arab world has never apologized over the victimization and bloody conquests of jihad and slavery.
No other religion on earth has consistently produce terrorists in the name of God like Islam. The most dangerous Muslims are the radicals and conservatives who adhere to the strict conformity of the teachings of the Koran literally, to spread Islam, the shariah law, willy-nilly. They are the ones we call the fundamentalists, who in the absence of “infidels” will turn on their fellow muslims especially the moderate and liberal muslims. The peaceful Muslim apologist only holds sway to a handful of verses which speaks of tolerance. However this same moderate or liberals are referred to as hypocrites for not participating in the brutality of non believers like their radical peers. The bloodiness of the Quran out numbers its serenity and the fruits of its ideology is made manifest by the purists. Those who are considered as Muslim are merely people who give blind eyes to the perversion of the bloody conquest in the religion or are merely ignorant of the texts and teachings in the Quran. The so called religion of peace is by no means peaceful; the behavior of those who practice Islam, its history and the contents of its holy book speaks clearly for it.
culled “RELIGION: THE ULTIMATE CURSE ON MANKIND” by Imoh “Son of David”