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THE FOUR TYPES OF PEOPLE GOD SPEAKS TO (Pt1): The Dumb-ass and Stupid

“GOD SPOKE TO ME”, “GOD SAID THIS TO ME”, “GOD WHISPERED THIS AND THAT INTO MY EARS”, etc these and many other phrases we have been inundated with by special humans with special hearing kits which the rest of us are not entitled to.

In my days as a religious buffoon, I usually ask why God spoke to Brother X and Sister L and ignored me. This ill-comfort of mine was at its peak back in the days during cell meetings on campus-fellowships. I’ll always wonder in bewilderment when brother x said “last night in my bedroom, the Holy Spirit told me this and that and he asked me to share it with you”, and sister L will narrate same “on my way to the bathroom, the Lord told me in clear terms blah blah blah”.

I have come to notice that God only speaks to the following people:
– The dumb-ass and stupid
– The hungry
– Chronic liars and con men
– The mentally unstable

THE DUMB-ASS AND THE STUPID
Every man has his fair share of stupidity, but there are some folks that make other stupid people feel like geniuses. Yes we are stupid creatures impersonating the form of man; we have at one time believed stupid things, said stupid things and practiced same.

In the childhood and teenage stage of a man’s life, he is entitled to the free practice of the inane without demur. In short, as a human, you are naturally allotted with an entitlement of the fatuous, this I know, understand and equally sympathize with our mortality over this. But hey, that is not what I’m referring to.

While some of us wrestle so hard to do very badly in the art of stupidity, others make no effort in cultivating their fair share of grey-matter, hence, abandoning their natural plot of common sense to be overgrown by weeds, cobwebs and all forms of garbage which in turn fertilizes their vibrant hectares of stupidity. Such individual are so great in their personage of inane reasoning that they’ve attained an avatar stage in ludicrousness. These individuals are the folks God would always speak to; the gormless, brain dead peeps.

Stupidity is not a function of classroom and college education and degree. Stupidity is unreason personified; buffoonery embodied and twaddles in glorification spree. We are all liable to fall victim to our stupidity, even great and respectable minds likes of Aristotle, Friedrich Nietzsche, Napoleon Bonaparte and Plato were not immuned. Conflicting to his reputation, Aristotle said that children should be conceived in the winter, when the wind is in the north, and that if people marry too young, their offspring will be female. Friedrich Nietzsche, despite his thought-proving essays and words, said “When a woman becomes a scholar there is usually something wrong with her sexual organs”. But since their ingenuity and brilliance outlived their inane, the ridiculous is forgotten. Unknown to many, they won’t come across the few bad lines of these great minds, because out of respect for these figures, scholars and educators don’t quote such. However, they gaffed, and so do we all.

But there are some folks in the 21st century where information is not too difficult to come by still languish in asininity; so excellent is their dimness that other stupid beings like yours truly find gratitude in our level of inane. These people are so great an avatar in ridiculousness that they can force one to wonder whether some peeps reincarnated from the Aztec age of reasoning. I have met quite a number of them and one may think that these folks are not schooled, but this is not the case. A lot of them I’ve come across are more schooled than me.

I have met one who said he is a medical doctor and at the same time said the evolution theory has no scientific back-up. If the above was the only thing he said, much disappointment would not have found a comfortable seat in my heart like his attempt to verbally bully my humble self and a few others around with this statement “As a doctor of over 8 years experience in medicine, I am in a better position to tell you about science.” Out of astonishment, I responded by telling him that if I had any intention of becoming a medical doctor, not only would he kill my ambition but force me to assign comic assumptions on the noble profession. Well, it turned out that the Nigerian-trained doctor did not fail to boast of how God has fed, clothed and helped him at work especially in treating patients, When asked how God helps him in treating patients, he responded by saying God speaks to him all the time and he tells him what to diagnose and prescribe to his patients. When asked of his family and wife, he said God told him his wife was cheating on him and his kids are not his, which was the reason he sent them out of his home as God had directed him. When asked if he has done a DNA test on his kids to ascertain whether or not they are his, he simply responded, “God has already done that, I just have to have faith in his words because he cannot lie”.

I met another who said that scientists have “PROVEN” that there is a place like hellfire. Before he knocked me out with the above statement, he boasted of his personal colloquy with God. According to him, he is an economist.

Another which I came across once anticipated inundating my ears with the grieve message of the rapture as ‘GOOD NEWS”, which he must share with me willy-nilly. While in his bleating exercise, he narrated to yours truly how God speaks to him daily and reveals secrets to him. Of all his bleatings, it was the statement that God reveals secrets to him that really got my attention and I was moved to probe: “What secrets does God reveal to you”. Pointing to my Zara shoes and blackberry phone, he said “God revealed to me that they come from the kingdom of darkness”. Just to excuse my ears as rather too hasty to misinterpret people, I begged his pardon and he repeated same and went further to quote bible verses. It turned-out that he was a graduate of Engineering in Nigeria. I wasn’t surprised, I was vexed with shame.

These are just very few examples of the inane I’ve been confronted with in my encounters with the hearers of the voice of God. It is not their claim of speaking to or hearing from God that amazes me. Due to constant bombardment of arguments from religious lunacy, my ears have grown in adaptation to the hilarious. But the fact that the omniscient God cannot just lend them some ounce of sense, at least some knowledge of science and intelligence of the Omniscient should rub-off on them, but that isn’t the case because it seems God is in the business of recruiting people who are in the expertise of making others feel cool with their brilliance due to their doltishness.

There must be a reason why God doesn’t speak to the likes of Einstein, Mark Twain, Hitchens, Dawkins and many men of great brilliance. Do you know what great accomplishments (or souls like they call it in theology) can be achieved if remarkable people like Mark Twain heard the voice of God or should I say was used by God? Of course he won’t do that! The God of religions is not a lover of brilliance and science. The Priests in the dark ages acted accordingly with his irritation for such men when they slew many great minds and destroyed their works all to the Glory of God. However, in the spirit of practice, God, till date is still in the business of speaking to dumbass people.

culled from “DEITIES AND FANTASIES” by Imoh “Son of David”

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ISLAM: THE MONSTROUS BLOODHOUND

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”

GOD IS A COWARD

When some frenzy religitards walk-up to unbelievers and atheists to warn them of a portentous repercussion and vengeance from their imaginary partner in the sky, they have no idea what a goof and goon they make of their skyddaddy and their mentality.

God(s) are simply a manifestation of the alter-ego of men. You can tell a lot about an individual when he/she talks about or describes whatever he/she deems fit as the repertoire of a so called God. When an individual walks up to warn an unbeliever about the wrath of his God, he has indirectly expressed the irritation of his/her alter-ego (which he/she terms as a God) and to further satiate his dissonance and irritation with pious hope of retribution of his/her malaise caused the unbeliever the individual manifests his/her irritation in the form a portentous vengeance from God.

Albeit his God is chimera but if it were to be excused briefly that he is no phantasm, if as a believer, you are of the cognitive envisage that some God will abandon feeding starving kids in Somalia or relegate a duty of helping the famine struck Niger and Mali because they are not important, but rather choose to flex his sinewy jugular of ominess on an atheist or unbeliever like this Son of David right here who is merely putting his harmless wits and mortal skepticism to foreplay, then such a God or deity is an omnicoward, speaking in euphemism.

Yes, God is an Omnicoward! If this is coming as a shocking rhema to you as a Judeo-Christian-Islam adherent let me remind you briefly:

Isn’t your ominipotent God the Omnidude who refused to killed his arch-enemy “Satan” but rather in a failed coup d’ etat he threw the devil to roam the earth whom y’all blame for all misdemeanors ranging from broken kitchen plates, rape, broken homes and human stupidity. But that same God in the old testament was apt to strike a man who out of empathy and sense of responsibility wanted to prevent the ark of covenant from falling. The sensible reason he struck the guilty man was because the dude was not a “Levite”.

In yet another case where his arch-enemy came before him in the presence of his many sons as described in the Christian text of the book Job, rather than strike the evil being, he went into a social gamble and politicking over the life of Job. But at a certain time he killed a man called Herod because he called himself “God”, but we know he’ll never do anything to this Satan dude no matter how many times he calls himself God.

If as a Nigerian Christian you think that your God who didn’t protect his worshipers in his temple from the boko haram terrorists, will suddenly develop muscles to strike a harmless atheist whose sole desire is the peaceful coexistence of mankind, then that God of yours is an OMNICOWARD! He hasn’t and will not kill boko haram’s Shekau and all the corrupt politicians and pastorprenurs who extort people of their money with his name, but you say, he’ll strike me or any other unbeliever, because my case is very peculiar and a greater turpitude than the former, that God of yours is a COWARD!

And if a Muslim religitard you think that it is your duty to kill and drop bombs for your turban-wearing Allah, then that Allah of yours is an armless cripple that is the reason you have to bail him out of his physical disability. If you claim he is not physically challenge and yet you jihadize for him, it still means he is Coward par excellence, for he hides in his desert heaven with virgins while you do the dirty job for him.

God is an alter-ego of man; once you see a religious man you’ve seen his God. The violent man begets a violent god, the humble man begets a humble god, a boisterous man begets a proud and boastful God, an intelligent man oozes an intelligent God (in the case of the pantheists) and dumb-ass man will propagate a dumb-ass God.

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Culled from “Deities and fantasies” by Imoh Son of David

Religious Bully Of Women

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The society we live in devotes so much attention concerning itself with what is wrong with a woman and how women ought be, what women ought to wear, how women ought to act, what women ought to say and not say. Many times you’ll find them come up with quotes like “A Beautiful Girl with Bad Character is like a pot of beans contaminated with sand”. I am yet to find a quote that makes a figurative expression and comparison of man with a bad character.

Turn on the radio in a typical religious nation like my country, Nigeria, it is always about the woman; woman this, woman that and everything wrong about the woman; how the woman ought to submit to her husband, how the single lady ought to speak and act to attract a man, what the girl child ought to learn, the dos and don’ts of a female, etc.

The truth is that we ought to be more worried and concerned about men with bad characters than women with bad characters. Men with bad characters are portentous than women with bad characters. We give so much attention to hunting women in the name of religion, morality, conservativism, etc while men with bad characters breed and roam freely, enjoying the multiplier effect at ease.

The truth is: we have more men with bad characters than women with bad characters, and men with bad characters on the loose is the bulwark of all calamities and conflicts on earth; ranging from religion, through politics to all enclaves of a genius loci.

Let me begin with my country Nigeria. The coercion of this fraudulent fiefdom come nation, Nigeria is absolutely a creation of males with bad characters. No man with a good character would build a house on a mountain that is liable of a volcanic eruption. All the problems we have faced in this country and are still facing are as a result of men with bad characters. The Polithiefcians, pastorpreneurs, policemen, legistlooters, etc are men of bad characters, then why do we spend so much time hunting women and creating an imaginary moral and social constitution for women?

The worst cases of acrimony against women is found in religion; the Abrahamic religions specifically. While Islam and the Quran concocts so many misogynist verses and behavioral curriculum vitae including dress code and marriage code for women, it ignores entirely putting limelight on men with bad characters, the end result we have today in the Muslim breed are:
– morally degraded women with low self-esteem and
– Volcanic egomaniac male misogynists cum champions of moralism, hence the Boko Harams, Al Qaeda, Taliban, Al shabbab, etc just to a name a few.

Religion which is a creation of the male alter-ego thrives in diminishing the female ego while feeding the male with an over-rated importance, hence stupidity. That is why the male religitard is always a female inquisitor, female moralist, female dress-code/character adjudicator, and anything “female exterminator”.
Most of these male religitards are highly vast in ineptitude, mentally impoverish and to a certain extent, insecure about the womanhood. Their insecurity is best expressed under the guise of religious concocted morality and conservatism whose trajectory is best aimed at the female. These male religitards are often sweating in their pants when they contact an independent, successful, intelligent and a mentally emancipated female which usually gives a dissonance in their alter-ego, hence driving them to their area of expertise; swinging their imaginary morality dick at the woman. An example of this was demonstrated by the popular American televangelist, Pat Robertson who said “THE FEMINIST AGENDA IS NOT ABOUT EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN. IT IS ABOUT A SOCIALIST, ANTI-FAMILY POLITICAL MOVEMENT THAT ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO LEAVE THEIR HUSBANDS, KILL THEIR CHILDREN, PRACTICE WITCHCRAFT, DESTROY CAPITALISM AND BECOME LESBIANS”.
The biblical Paul who was a misogynist per excellence, in the book of 1 Corinthians 11:2-10 said “….For man was not created for the woman but the woman for man”. In the book of 1 Timothy 22: 11- 15 of the bible, it was commanded that women should not speak in the church but rather they should be saved with “CHILDBEARING”. This and many other more verses inspired the 16TH CENTURY German Monk and Catholic Priest, Martin Luther assert “THE WORD AND WORKS OF GOD IS QUITE CLEAR THAT WOMEN WERE MADE TO BE WIVES OR PROSTITUTES”

The truth is that the male religitard needs a character balance and check more than any woman on earth, because above everyone else, he is more likely to be a social disaster to both himself and his society. Take a good look at the Taliban, Boko haram and the Islamists. While they subject women to mental and social slavery, as the upright demands of their alter-ego aka Mohammad and his schizophrenic creation, Allah, they in turn become a menace and nuisance to the entire world.

A society is emancipated and civilized when its women are truly independent, educated and free from mental and social bully. The poorest nations which are predominantly religious nations have illiteracy towering very high among its women population and low self-esteem due to religious bullying of indoctrination. Stronger women means stronger children, for unstable women cannot raise and tutor children into stable adulthood. And a strong woman does not patronize buy-bull and degrading doctrines in the name of religion. All Abrahamic religions are anti-women and misogynistic doctrines, and women of substance do not buy into them.

CULLED FROM “RELIGION:THE ULTIMATE CURSE ON MANKIND” by Imoh Son of David

Quran Science 2: Sun rise and Sun Set

The Koran asserts that the Sun sets in a muddy spring:

Quran 18: 86 Till, when he (the traveller Zul-qarnain) reached the setting-place of the Sun, he found it going down into a muddy spring…

Quran 18: 90 Till, when he reached the rising-place of the Sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had appointed no shelter from it.

How can this come from an acclaimed book of science!? Firstly, it is a scientifically accepted fact that, the Sun never go down in a muddy spring. Secondly, this seems to also paint a picture of a FLAT Earth, otherwise how can there be an extreme point in the West or in the East? A sunrise there would be basically just the same as at any other place on this earth, at land or sea. It would still look as if it is setting “far away”. It does say, that he reached THE PLACE where the Sun sets and in his second Journey the place where it rises.

A resting place for Sun!?
Quran 36: 38 And the sun runneth on unto a resting place for him. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.
Quran 36: 39 And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old shrivelled palm leaf.
Quran 36: 40 It is not for Sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.

This is hilariously illiterate! Where is the sun and where is moon situated? Can anybody tell me how they could collide/meet/overtake each other? Are the sun and the moon neighbors to each other? It is very clear that the writers of the koran through their bare eye observations, their primitive mind made them assume that the sun and moon were constantly traveling from east to west in the same Sky area or same path, without colliding, causing day and night etc. Their limited knowledge of science and the earth could hardly make them imagine that all these phenomena are simply due to Earth’s rotation and not by Sun’s so-called movement. The Sun is stationary; it never moves.

The ridiculous part is to claim that an All-knowing Being in the person of Allah wrote their twaddle. Allah never says any where in the whole Quran that the EARTH ROTATES. Perhaps Allah could not feel earth’s rotation.

A resting place for sun WAS CONFIRMED BY HADITHS?

Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 54, Number 421
Sahih Bukhari Hadiths: Abzur Ghifari (ra) narrated: one day Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) asked me, “Abzar do you know after setting where does Sun go?” I replied, I do not know, only Allah’s apostle can say better. Then Prophet (SA) replied, “After setting, the sun remains prostrated under Allah’s Aro’sh and waits for Allah’s command for rising again in the East. Day will come when sun will not get permission to rise again and Qeyamot will fall upon Earth”.

The superstitious belief of ancient people is clearly reflected in the Quran and Hadiths by the acclaimed Allah, that I underst. A 10-year-old boy would not tell such fairy tale story today.

Jihadism: The Islamic Nightmare

“Islam is the religion of peace”, the muslim tries so hard to explain. No other religion on earth struggles so hard to proof itself as peaceful like Islam, but its a mere excercise of rhetoric in futility. To say Islam is religion of peace is to say a lion is a domestic animal. If Islam was a religion of peace, the Muslim apologists won’t struggle so hard to make its case and there would have been no need for such rhetoric. Buddhists don’t run around saying “Budhhism is a religion of peace”, the same goes to Hinduism, Taoism and the rest of them. Its only Islam that suffers with the guilt and burden to assuage itself of the war and terrorism that is carried-out in its name. But the more they say Islam is a religion of peace, the more the insurgents in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Mali, Central African Republic, Kenya, Northern Nigeria, etc, keep make a mess of their jokes.

Jihadism is a long practised Islamic ideology which Mohammed used as a tool to kill his opponents and spread Islam. Mohammed was not a diplomatic man. His many war games, slave trades and robbery speaks for itself. As such, he exhorted his followers to exterminate non-muslims in their mist and spread the poisonous ideology through sweat and blood. The numerous verses in the Quran and the Hadith speaks for itself, which I’ll share later on. Even Islamic Scholars/philosophers spoke greatly of the importance of Jihadism to the muslim,

We can find hundreds of books written by well-known Islamic authorities (Islamic Chintabid or thinker) on Jihad. A few examples of historical events and comments should be enough to lay the foundation that Jihad in Islamic history was primarily a Holy War against the infidels. Here are some examples:

In his book, “ Jurisprudence in Muhammad’s Biography” the Azhar scholar, Dr. Muhammad Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti wrote the following: “The Holy War (Islamic Jihad), as it is known in Islamic Jurisprudence, is basically an offensive war. This is the duty of Muslims in every age when the needed military power becomes available to them. This is the phase in which the meaning of Holy war has taken its final form. Thus the apostle of God said: ‘ I was commanded to fight the people until they believe in Allah and his messages…..(page 134, 7th edition) ”.

Azhar scholar Dr. Buti adds in the same book (page-263): The apostle of Allah started to send military detachments from among his followers to the various Arab tribes which were scattered in the Arab Peninsula to carry out the task of calling (these tribes) to accept Islam. If they did not respond, they (Muslims) would kill them. That was during the 7th Hgira year. The number of the detachments amounted to ten.”

The Baydawi quoted in his book (The lights of Revelation, page-252): “Fight Jews and Christians because they violated the origin of their faith and they do not believe in the religion of the truth (Islam), which abrogated all other religions. Fight them until they pay the poll-tax (Ziziya tax) with submission and humiliation.”

In another place of his book (The Jurisprudence in Muhammad’s Biography) Al-Buti (published in Egypt) quoted: “The concept of Holy War (Jihad) in Islam does not take into consideration whether defensive or an offensive war. Its goal is the exaltation of the Word of Allah and the construction of Islamic society and the establishment of Allah’s Kingdom on Earth regardless of the means. The means would be offensive warfare. In this case, it is the apex, the noblest Holy War. It is legal to carry on a Holy War.”

Ibn Hisham-Al Sohaily quoted in his famous book (Al- Rawd al- Anaf, page-50,51 ): ” No two religions are to exist in the Arab Peninsula .” Therefore, Saudi Government does not allow any other religion to manifest their religious task. What a tolerant and peaceful religion Islam is!

The well-known Egyptian scholar, Sayyid Qutb, (Sayyid Qutb, Milestones, Revised Edition, chapter. 4, “Jihaad in the Cause of God”) notes four stages in the development of jihad:
1.While the earliest Muslims remained in Mecca before fleeing to Medina, God did not allow them to fight;

2. Permission is given to Muslims to fight against their oppressors;
3.God commands Muslims to fight those fighting them;
4.God commands the Muslims to fight against all polytheists.

Sayyid Qutb views each stage to be replaced by the next stage in this order, the fourth stage to remain permanent). To justify the universal and permanent dimensions of jihad he cites the following Qur’anic passages:

Quran: 4:74-32: They ought to fight in the way of God who have sold the life of this world for the life of the Hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of God and is killed or becomes victorious, to him shall We (God) give a great reward…

Quran: 8:38-40: and fight them until there is no oppression and the religion is wholly for God….

Quran: 9:29-32: Fight against those among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) who do not believe in God and the Last Day, who do not forbid what God and His messenger have forbidden, until they are subdued and pay jizyah (tax on non-Muslims) …

Sayyid Qutb, however, pours scorn upon those who view jihad as solely defensive:

… They are ignorant of the nature of Islam and of its function, and that it has a right to take the initiative for human freedom. Thus wherever an Islamic community exists which is a concrete example of the Divinely-ordained system of life, it has a God-given right to step forward and take control of the political authority so that it may establish the Divine system on earth, while it leaves the matter of belief to individual conscience.

Maulana Mawdudi’s Fatwa:

Likewise, the popular Pakistani Muslim revivalist Abu’l Ala Mawdudi rejects any distinction between offensive and defensive jihad. So also, the distinguished contemporary Pakistani scholar, Fazlur Rahman, while recognizing the extensive presence of jihad in the Qur’an, rejects the stand of those modern Muslim apologists who have tried to explain the jihad of the early (Muslim) Community in purely defensive terms (Fazlur Rahman, Islam (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979) 37).

According to the Encyclopaedia of Islam, “the fight is obligatory even when the unbelievers have not started it (E. Tyan, “Djihad”, Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd ed. (Leiden: Brill, 1965). In the words of Rudolph Peters the “ultimate aim of jihad is ‘the subjection of the unbelievers’ and ‘the extirpation of unbelief’” (Rudolph Peters, “Jihad”, The Encyclopedia of Religion (NewYork: Macmillan, 1987) Vol. 8:88-91).

All of these authorities simply echo Islam’s fundamental assumption that world sovereignty must be in the hands of Muslims.

Quran: 16:101: And when We put a revelation in place of (another) revelation, – and Allah knoweth best what He revealeth – they say: Lo! thou art but inventing. Most of them know not.

On the basis of these verses there arose within the Muslim community the principle of Qur’anic interpretation, called naskh (“abrogation”) which stipulated that earlier peaceful verses could be abrogated by later militant verses, i.e., in the case of jihad the Meccan verses were abrogated by the Medinan verses. It is well known that many Muslim scholars in the early history of Islam contended that Qur’an 9:5, sometimes called “the verse of the sword”, abrogated a host of peaceful passages in earlier portions of the Qur’an.

What it has signified in the past and signifies at present for masses of Muslims is well summarized in a statement by the world renowned Ibn Khaldun (A.D. 1332-1406), Islam’s great historian, sociologist and philosopher:

In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the (Muslim) mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force. Therefore, caliphate and royal authority are united in (Islam), so that the person in charge can devote the available strength to both of them at the same (Ibn Khaldun, The Muqaddimah, trans. by Franz Rosenthal (New York: Pantheon Books Inc., 1958) Vol. 1:473).

(The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1:xxiv-xliii ).

So, it is incumbent upon us (Muslims) to follow the path which Allah’s Messenger (Muhammad) adopted to avoid polytheism and heresy in all its shapes and to take the Holy Qur’an and the Prophet’s Traditions as torches in front of us to guide us. We have to teach our brethren and convey the Message to non-Muslims all over the world as much as possible in order to save them from the Hell-fire. We have to prepare ourselves to stand in the face of our enemy and to possess the means of power and to participate in the progress of useful industries in order to protect our religion and be powerful enough to face our enemy, as Allah, the Elevated says in Surat al-Anfal (8:60):

Qur’an: 8:60: Against them (kaffirs) make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war (tanks, places, missiles and other weapons, etc.) to strike terror into the (hearts of) the Enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside, whom you may not know, but whom Allah does know. Whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah, shall be repaid to you, and you shall not be treated unjustly

How many terrorists would appeal to this verse “to strike terror into the hearts of the enemy”?

The majority of the Qur’an’s texts themselves clearly identify jihad as physical warfare in Islam and, Islamically, God’s way of establishing the Kingdom of God on earth. Likewise, from the Hadith and the earliest biographies of Muhammad it is just as evident that the early Muslim community understood these Qur’anic texts to be taken literally. Historically, therefore, from the time of Muhammad onwards, jihad as physical warfare in support of the message of Islam has been a reality for the Muslim community. Hence, it comes as no surprise when even terrorists (Osama and his al-Qaeda) easily appeal to these source materials to justify their actions, not to speak of their teachers who teach the theory and the art of terrorism. September 11, 2001, terrorist act in the soil of America is the glittering example of Jihadi mindset of Islamist like Osama bin Laden.

Qur’anic Ayats (I just mentioned above) and numerous Sahi Hadiths of same kind were instrumental for Muslims to dedicate their strength & minds for the cause of Islam. Therefore, in the name of spreading the religion, devout Muslim fighters killed millions of people while occupying neighboring Arab lands such as Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq and non-Arab countries like India, Turkey, Libya, Iran etc. Even Spain had fallen into their hands for hundreds of years. I simply wonder were these wars defensive. Were those swords used by Islamic soldiers to occupy country after country be considered a symbol of forgiveness or mercy? Following Muhammad’s death, his companions fought each other in relentless savage wars competing for authority.

In summary, Islamic Jihad with the help of Islamic sword–hundreds of tribes were wiped out from the Arabian Peninsula. Thousands were orphaned and widowed. Hazzaz bin Yousuf killed more than a hundred thousand Sahabis, Ibne Khattal was killed in Kaba’a. Later Abdulla Bin Zubair was killed in the same Kaba’a. By the end of the first civil war of Muslims, all the Badari Sahabis were killed. By the end of three civil wars all the Sahabis were killed “it sucked up all the strength of Muslims” ( Bokhari). Ten thousand Muslims were killed in the Jamal war between Hazrat Ali (RA) and Bibi Ayesha (RA). Islamic scholar Dr. Abu Zayd Shalabi claimed in his book (page-75), in the ‘battle of Alees’ which took place on the border of Iraq, (Siffin war between Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Mwabia ), the great Islamic General Khalid killed 70,000 people.

Thousands of non-Muslims were killed. After the death of Prophet Muhammad, there were four most favorite disciples of Prophet who ruled the Islamic kingdom established by the prophet Muhammad, who were known as the most pious caliphs. Out of these four Caliphs—three of them were brutally assassinated, and only one had natural death because of his old age and very short rule of the Islamic state. Karbala was flooded with blood with a roar of “Allahu Akbar!” Was it because of the fact that Islamic sword was the sign of Mercy? The fact of the matter is—sword can never be the sign of mercy! Period.

Global Agenda: As I cited various valuable quotes, which clearly depicted a special and unique feature, which is totally absent in any other monolithic religions of the world. Unlike any other world religion—Islam has an ulterior motive in its agenda. Islam considers it has a sacred and mandatory God given duty to spread Islamic message (Din-e-Islam) to all the inhabitants of the world. Their ultimate wishful goal is to convert and bring entire mankind under the fold of Islam, the only true religion of Allah. To this end—two main groups are working very hard. These two groups are: (a) Militant/radical Mullahs, (b) Educated/elite western residing true believing Muslims (Muslims of the ummatic groups in the west such as: AMC, CAIR, ICNA, ISNA, NABIC etc). Here we can exclude group-C Muslims (general God fearing innocent gullible Muslims who constitute about 70-80% of the total Muslims.

Both the groups (A & B) have one thing common in their minds. That is to convert sufficient peoples to Islam in order to establish Islamic Sharia’h or Huhud Laws (Allah’s laws just like Afghan Taliban state) as the state governing administration. Here the main difference is—group A (Militant/fanatics) is engaged in armed struggles (Holy war, Terrorism); and group-B (mainly western resident) is engaged in secret and peaceful propagation with sweet talks and peaceful persuasion of the gullible western peoples by deceitful sermons in the mosques and in various annual and semi-annual Islamic conferences and meetings (Ummatic conference). Both have one last thing in mind—to establish Islamic Sharia’h law in the state.

Religion and Threats

Religion and Threats

MAGNUM EST VERITAS PRAE VELEBIT. Translation: “THE TRUTH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF”. A simple scientific law of gravitation does not rely on emotional rhetoric to prove itself to be true, just throw an object up and it’ll come down, simple!!! Science didn’t threaten anyone that does not believe in the law of gravity as “ANTI-GRAVITY”, they just left it open to be contested and if you can prove them wrong, then bravo!! If you ask me, that is GOD, because it’s evidential, credential and unquestionable. But religion hides under the cover of phrases like “BLASPHEMY”, “ETERNAL DAMNATION”, “JIHAD”, etc to prevent scrutiny, if you are telling the truth why are you threatening people about it? The answer is simple; you don’t want people to expose your gaffes and loopholes, period!! Scrutiny is indeed the Achilles heel of twaddle.

The first sign of falsehood is its inability to stand-up to scrutiny and questioning. Whatever shields itself from questioning has a lot to hide. Religion forbids questioning and scrutiny and cannot stand-up to critical examination but at the same time it claims to be absolute, infallible and has all the answers. Isn’t that an irony? Whatever that bans scrutiny, whatever hates questioning, whatever considers rational and critical examination as a taboo must not be dignified to have Truth or answers. Religion uses threats and the fear factor to propagate its message while shielding itself from scrutiny. Those who scrutinize and ask questions are considered devils, sinners and all forms senseless adjectives. The real devil and sinner is the religion, for whatever is righteous fears not questioning and rational examination. Every great assertion must stand up to great questions.
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”Whatever that is asserted without evidence should be dismissed without evidence”- Christopher Hitchens
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Religion and threats are handy; like bread and butter, it is possible for religion to propagate without threats. In religion, there is always a curse and threat to every assertion declared alongside the false promises and pious hope. For example in Islam whoever does not recognize and accept Prophet Mohammed as the last messenger and servant of God will be tortured in hell. In Christianity, whoever does not accept Jesus as Lord and Son of God will be condemned to hell. Why are they threatening people? Does anyone need threats to know the sun and the moon is real? Just imagine this: what would you make of me if I go about saying “anyone who doesn’t accept that I am Imoh Son of David, such a person is fool, idiot, and would be burned in a celestial oven underground”? First of all, if I am truly the name I answer, why would I go about threatening people to accept my name? Do you need threats to know that you’re using a Facebook or there exist a company called NOKIA?

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Culled from “RELIGION: THE ULTIMATE CURSE ON MANKIND” by IMOH “SON OF DAVID”