Evidence for the deity of Christ in the book of Acts chapter 1

6When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

The gospel is the proclamation of the mighty acts of God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the God who baptizes with the Holy Spirit as prophesied by John:

5For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

6And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; 7And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8  I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Jesus is the God who chooses the apostles:

1The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

21Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. 23And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. 26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

The one who chooses the apostles, the Lord Jesus Christ, knows the hearts of all men.

In the first chapter of Acts we already have full proof of the deity of Christ.

Let’s see how chapter 2 proves the deity of Christ.

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No room for women in paradise. The Glazov Gang Daniel Greenfield Moment

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Slavery and Islam, a post from the www.religionofpeace.com website

What Does Islam Teach About…

Slavery

Does Islam condone slavery? Does Islamic teaching allow Muslim men to keep women as sex slaves?

Islam neither ignores nor condemns slavery. In fact, a large part of the Sharia is dedicated to the practice.Muslims are encouraged to live in the way of Muhammad, who was a slave owner and trader. He captured slaves in battle; he had sex with his slaves; and he instructed his men to do the same. The Quran actually devotes more verses to making sure that Muslim men know they can keep women as sex slaves (4) than it does to telling them to pray five times a day (zero).

Quran

Quran (33:50)“O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee” This is one of several personal-sounding verses “from Allah” narrated by Muhammad – in this case allowing a virtually unlimited supply of sex partners. Other Muslims are restricted to four wives, but they may also have sex with any number of slaves, following the example of their prophet.Quran (23:5-6)“..who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess…” This verse permits the slave-owner to have sex with his slaves. See also Quran (70:29-30). The Quran is a small book, so if Allah used valuable space to repeat the same point four times, sex slavery must be very important to him. He was relatively reticent on matters of human compassion and love.

Quran (4:24)“And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.” Even sex with married slaves is permissible.

Quran (8:69)“But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good” A reference to war booty, of which slaves were a part. The Muslim slave master may enjoy his “catch” because (according to verse 71) “Allah gave you mastery over them.”

Quran (24:32)“And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves…” Breeding slaves based on fitness.

Quran (2:178)“O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered; the freeman for the freeman, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female.” The message of this verse, which prescribes the rules of retaliation for murder, is that all humans are not created equal. The human value of a slave is less than that of a free person (and a woman’s worth is also distinguished from that of a man).

Quran (16:75)“Allah sets forth the Parable (of two men: one) a slave under the dominion of another; He has no power of any sort; and (the other) a man on whom We have bestowed goodly favours from Ourselves, and he spends thereof (freely), privately and publicly: are the two equal? (By no means;) praise be to Allah.’ Yet another confirmation that the slave is is not equal to the master. In this case, it is plain that the slave owes his status to Allah’s will. (According to 16:71, the owner should be careful about insulting Allah by bestowing Allah’s gifts on slaves – those whom the god of Islam has not favored).

Hadith and Sira

Bukhari (80:753)“The Prophet said, ‘The freed slave belongs to the people who have freed him.'”

Bukhari (52:255) – The slave who accepts Islam and continues serving his Muslim master will receive a double reward in heaven.

Bukhari (41.598) – Slaves are property. They cannot be freed if an owner has outstanding debt, but they can be used to pay off the debt.

Bukhari (62:137) – An account of women taken as slaves in battle by Muhammad’s men after their husbands and fathers were killed. The woman were raped with Muhammad’s approval.

Bukhari (34:432) – Another account of females taken captive and raped with Muhammad’s approval. In this case it is evident that the Muslims intend on selling the women after raping them because they are concerned about devaluing their price by impregnating them. Muhammad is asked about coitus interruptus.

Bukhari (47.765) – A woman is rebuked by Muhammad for freeing a slave girl. The prophet tells her that she would have gotten a greater heavenly reward by giving her to a relative (as a slave).

Bukhari (34:351) – Muhammad sells a slave for money. He was thus a slave trader.

Bukhari (72:734) – Some contemporary Muslims in the West (where slavery is believed to be a horrible crime) are reluctant to believe that Muhammad owned slaves. This is just one of many places in the Hadith where a reference is made to a human being owned by Muhammad. In this case, the slave is of African descent.

Muslim 3901 – Muhammad trades away two black slaves for one Muslim slave.

Muslim 4345 – Narration of a military raid against a hapless tribe trying to reach their water hole. During the slaughter, the women and children attempt to flee, but are cut off and captured by the Muslims. This story refutes any misconception that Muhammad’s sex slaves were taken by their own volition.

Muslim 4112 – A man freed six slaves on the event of his death, but Muhammad reversed the emancipation and kept four in slavery to himself. He cast lots to determine which two to free.

Bukhari (47:743) – Muhammad’s own pulpit – from which he preached Islam – was built with slave labor on his command.

Bukhari (59:637)“The Prophet sent Ali to Khalid to bring the Khumus (of the booty) and I hated Ali, and Ali had taken a bath (after a sexual act with a slave-girl from the Khumus). I said to Khalid, ‘Don’t you see this (i.e. Ali)?’ When we reached the Prophet I mentioned that to him. He said, ‘O Buraida! Do you hate Ali?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘Do you hate him, for he deserves more than that from the Khumlus.'” Muhammad approved of his men having sex with slaves, as this episode involving his son-in-law, Ali, clearly proves. This hadith refutes the modern apologists who pretend that slaves were really “wives.” This is because Muhammad had forbidden Ali from marrying another woman as long as Fatima (his favorite daughter) was living.

Abu Dawud (2150)“The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse: (Quran 4:24) ‘And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.'” This is the background for verse 4:24 of the Quran. Not only does Allah give permission for women to be captured and raped, but allows it to even be done in front of their husbands. (See also Muslim 3432 & Ibn Kathir/Abdul Rahman Part 5 Page 14)

Abu Dawud (1814)“…[Abu Bakr] He then began to beat [his slave] him while the Apostle of Allah (pbuh) was smiling and saying: Look at this man who is in the sacred state (putting on ihram), what is he doing?” The future first caliph of Islam is beating his slave for losing a camel while Muhammad looks on in apparent amusement.

Ibn Ishaq (734) – A slave girl is given a “violent beating” by Ali in the presence of Muhammad, who does nothing about it.

Abu Dawud 38:4458Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib: “A slave-girl belonging to the house of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) committed fornication. He (the Prophet) said: Rush up, Ali, and inflict the prescribed punishment on her. I then hurried up, and saw that blood was flowing from her, and did not stop. So I came to him and he said: Have you finished inflicting (punishment on her)? I said: I went to her while her blood was flowing. He said: Leave her alone till her bleeding stops; then inflict the prescribed punishment on her. And inflict the prescribed punishment on those whom your right hands possess (i.e. slaves)”. A slave girl is ordered by Muhammad to be beaten until she bleeds, and then beaten again after the bleeding stops. He indicates that this is prescribed treatment for slaves (“those whom your right hand possesses”).

Ibn Ishaq (693)“Then the apostle sent Sa-d b. Zayd al-Ansari, brother of Abdu’l-Ashal with some of the captive women of Banu Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horses and weapons.” Muhammad trades away women captured from the Banu Qurayza tribe to non-Muslim slave traders for property. (Their men had been executed after surrendering peacefully without a fight).

Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) (o9.13) – According to Sharia, when a child or woman is taken captive by Muslims, they become slaves by the mere fact of their capture. A captured woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled. This would not be necessary if she were widowed by battle, which is an imaginary stipulation that modern apologists sometimes pose.

Notes

Slavery is deeply embedded in Islamic law and tradition. Although a slave-owner is cautioned against treating slaves harshly, basic human rights are not obliged. The very fact that only non-Muslims may be taken as slaves is evidence of Islam’s supremacist doctrine.

Of the five references to freeing a slave in the Quran, three are prescribed as punitive measures against the slaveholder for unrelated sin. They limit the emancipation to just a single slave. Another (24:33) appears to allow a slave to buy their own freedom if they are “good.” This is in keeping with the traditional Islamic practice of wealth-building through taking and ransoming hostages, which began under Muhammad.

A tiny verse in one of the earliest chapters, 90:13, does say that freeing a slave is good, however, this was “revealed” at a time when the Muslim community was miniscule and several of their new and potential recruits were either actual slaves or newly freed slaves. Many of these same people, and Muhammad himself, later went on to become owners and traders of slaves, both male and female, as they acquired the power to do so (there is no record of Muhammad owning slaves prior to starting Islam). The language of the Quran changed to accommodate slavery, which is why this early verse has had negligible impact on slavery in the Islamic world.

The taking of women and children as slaves, particularly during the conquests outside Arabia, belies the notion that Jihad was being waged in self-defense, since the enemy’s families reside neither with the Muslims nor (generally) on the battlefield. These were innocent people captured from their homes and pressed into slavery by Muhammad’s companions and successors.

Contrary to popular belief, converting to Islam does not automatically earn a slave his freedom, although freeing a believing slave is said to increase the master’s heavenly reward (Muslim slaves are implied in Quran (4:92)). As far as the Islamic courts are concerned, a master may treat his slaves however he chooses without fear of punishment.

By contrast, Christianity was a major impetus in the abolishment of slavery. Abolition had to be imposed on the Islamic world by the European West.

Given that there have never been abolitionary movement within the Islamic world, it is astonishing to see contemporary Muslims write their religion into the history of abolition. It is a lie.

There was no William Wilberforce or Bartoleme de las Casas in Islam. As mentioned, Muhammad, the most revered figure in the religion, practiced and approved of slavery. Even his own pulpit was built with slave labor. Caliphs since have had harems of hundreds, sometimes thousands of young girls and women brought from Christian, Hindu and African lands to serve Islam’s religious equivalent of the pope in the most demeaning fashion.

One of Muhammad’s closest companions was Umar, who became the 2nd caliph only two years after the prophet of Islam died. It is fair to say that he would have known Islam better than any contemporary apologist – those who say that slaves can only be captured in war and wars can only be waged in self-defense. He obviously did not agree with this.

Under Umar’s authority, Arab armies in Egypt invaded Black Africa to the south and attempted to conquer the Christian Makurians who were living there peacefully. Although the Muslims were held off, the Makurians had to sign a treaty to prevent recurring invasions. The terms of the Baqt included an annual payment of 360 “high quality” African slaves. The treaty stood for 700 years with no mention of the slightest opposition from generations of Muslim clerics and scholars.

Umar himself was stabbed to death by a slave whose liberty he refused to grant. In this case, the slave was captured during the campaign against a Persia, one of many offensive wars waged by the Muslims against people who were not attacking them.

Modern day apologists trying to defend slavery under Islam generally ignore the basic fact that reducing people to property is dehumanizing. They distract from this by comparing the theoretical treatment of slaves under Sharia with the worst examples of abuse from the era of European slavery.  (“Fatwa 64 from ISIS instructs slave owners to “show compassion” and “kindness” to the women they rape.)

The first problem with this is that the actual practice of Muslim slavery was often remarkably at odds with the relatively humane treatment prescribed by Sharia. For example, according to the Ghanan scholar John Azumah, nearly three times as many captured Africans died in harsh circumstances related to their transport to Muslim lands than were ever even enslaved by Europeans.

A more insurmountable problem for the Muslim apologist who insists that slavery is “different” under Islam are the many examples in which Muhammad and his companions sold captured slaves to non-Muslim traders for material goods. The welfare of the slave was obviously of no consequence.

Some contemporary apologists interpret sex slavery as a favor done to the subject – a way in which women and children are taken care of in exchange for their sexual availability to the pious Muslim male.  Although morally repugnant in its own right, this is easily belied by the fact that slavery would be unnecessary if the arrangement were of benefit to the slave.

Another myth about Islamic slavery is that it was not race-based. It was. Muhammad’s father-in-law, Umar, in his aforementioned role as caliph, declared that Arabs could not be taken as slaves and even had all Arab slaves freed on his deathbed. This helped propel the vast Islamic campaign to capture slaves in Africa, Europe and Asia for import into the Middle East.

The greatest slave rebellion in human history took place in Basra, Iraq beginning in 869. A half-million African slaves staged a courageous uprising against their Arab-Islamic masters that lasted fifteen years before being brutally suppressed. (See Zanj Rebellion)

Literally millions of Christians were captured into slavery during the many centuries of Jihad. So pervasive were the incursions by the Turks into Eastern Europe, that the English word for slave is based on Slav.

Muslim slave raiders operated as far north as England. In 1631, a French cleric in Algiers observed the sale of nearly 300 men, women and children, taken from a peaceful English fishing village:

“It was a pitiful sight to see them exposed in the market…Women were separated from their husbands and the children from their fathers…on one side a husband was sold; on the other his wife; and her daughter was torn from her arms without the hope that they’d ever see each other again.” (from the book, White Gold, which also details the story of English slave, Thomas Pellow, who was beaten, starved and tortured into embracing Islam).

The Indian and Persian people suffered greatly as well – as did Africans. At least 17 million slaves (mostly black women and children) were brought out of Africa by Islamic traders – far more than the 11 million that were taken by the Europeans. However, these were only the survivors. As many as 85 million other Africans are thought to have died en route.

Most telling, perhaps, is that slavery is still practiced in the Sudan, Niger, Mauritania and a few other corners of the Muslim world – and you won’t see any of those Muslim apologists (who shamelessly repeat the lie that Islam abolished slavery) doing or saying anything about it!

In fact, a fatwa was recently issued by a mainstream Islamic source reminding Muslim males of their divine right to rape female slaves and “discipline” resisters in “whatever manner he thinks is appropriate”.  Not one peep of protest from Islamic apologists was recorded.  In 2013, the same site prominently proclaimed that “there is no dispute (among the scholars) that it is permissible to take concubines and to have intercourse with one’s slave woman, because Allah says so.”

In 2011, what passes for a women’s rights activist in Kuwait suggested that Russian women be taken captive in battle and turned into sex slaves in order to keep Muslim husbands from committing adultery. (Other calls for turning non-Muslim women into sex slaves can be found here).

After the Islamic State kidnapped and pressed into slavery thousands of Yazidi women and children in 2014, the caliphate issued an FAQ of sorts on slavery, which included rules on sexually molesting children: “It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse; however, if she is not fit for intercourse, then it is enough to enjoy her without intercourse.” The best that “mainstream” apologists could muster in response was a letter appealing to “the reality of contemporary times”, meaning that Islam has no fixed moral position on the rape of woman and children.

In 2016, a scholar at Egypt’s al-Azhar, the most prestigious Islamic school in the Sunni world, stated that non-Muslim women could be captured in a time of war become “property” and can be raped “in order to humiliate them.

A 12-year-old girl taken captive by the Islamic State explained that her ‘master’ would pray before he raped her: “He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to Allah.” Other sex slaves have been forced to pray before the rape or recite passages from the Quran during. When a Yazidi woman begged a caliphate member not to rape a little girl, he responded, “She’s a slave… and having sex with her pleases God.”

A Quran memorization competition in 2015 offered slave girls as the top three prizes. Again, there were no voices of Muslim protest from elsewhere. As Uzy Bulut keenly observed, “A religion that encourages destructive rioting and killing over cartoons, but shows no sign of sorrow as little girls are sold and raped, does not have much to contribute to advancing civilization.”

Since Muhammad was a slave owner and slavery is permitted by the Quran, the Muslim world has never apologized for this dehumanizing practice. Even Muslims in the West will often try to justify slavery under Islam, since it is a part of the Quran.

See also:
Islamic Slavery and Denial
Answering-Islam: Slavery
Myth: Muhammad was an Abolitionist

Video of Islamic State members at one of the caliphate’s sex slave markets in November, 2014. A price list was released setting the rate Yazidi and Christian girls between ages 10 and 20 at $130. Women between the ages of 20 and 30 were being sold for $86; a 30 to 40 year was being sold for $75 and 40 to 50 year old women were listed for sale at a price of $43.
The price list began with these words: “In the name of Allah, most gracious and merciful. We have received news that the demand in women and cattle markets has sharply decreased and that will affected Islamic State revenues as well as the funding of the Mujaheddin in the battlefield. We have made some changes. Below are the prices of Yazidi and Christian women.”

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Islamic Law From WikiIslam, the online resource on Islam

 

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Definition[edit]

Islamic Laws are made up of Shari’ah (‘‎شريعة Šarīʿah) and Islamic jurisprudence (فقه‎ Fiqh). Shari’ah is seen as sacred and constitutes the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad‘s Sunnah (way), which is found in the Hadith and Sira. Islamic jurisprudence is a complimentary expansion of the former by Islamic jurists.

Shari’ah[edit]

Shari’ah not only governs public life, but also many facets of ones personal life. It has laws covering Muslim interactions with non-Muslims, sexuality, food, rituals, leisure activities, dress, hygiene etc. This is due to Muhammad’s pivotal role in both the practice of Islam and the formation of Islamic law. He is considered by all Muslims, in Islamic theology, as the uswa hasana (perfect example). Since both the practice of Islam and its laws are based on the same source, they are inseparable from one another.

…Shari`ah is life for the Muslims’ souls and a way of life for them.

…Shari`ah, conceptually, refers to a set of rules, regulations, teachings, and values governing the lives of Muslims. However, these rules and regulations, contrary to how they are often described by many non-Muslims, cover every aspect of life. Shari`ah embraces worship, morals and conduct, as well as it embraces the political, social and economic, as well as other spheres.

The Importance of Shari`ah
Salem Al-Hasi, May 26, 2004

Shari’ah and Human Rights[edit]

Many respected bodies, including the European Court of Human Rights, have concluded that Shari’ah is incompatible with accepted modern standards of human rights.

In 2003 and 2004, the court [European Court of Human Rights] ruled that “that sharia is incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy” (13/02/2003) ., because the sharia rules on inheritance, women rights and religious freedom violate human rights as established in the European Convention on Human Rights.

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
Cambridge Encyclopedia, Vol. 24
The House of Lords today drew stark attention to the conflict between sharia and UK law, calling the Islamic legal code “wholly incompatible” with human rights legislation. The remarks came as the Lords considered the case of a woman who, if she was sent back to Lebanon, would be obliged under sharia law to hand over custody of her 12-year-old son to a man who beat her, threw her off a balcony and, on one occasion, attempted to strangle her.

Sharia law incompatible with human rights legislation, Lords say
Afua Hirsch, legal affairs correspondent, The Guardian, October 23, 2008

This is of no surprise when you consider that Islamic laws on human rights (and their laws in general) are based on the views and actions of a 7th century warrior ‘prophet.’ While other systems of law have adapted and changed with the passage of time, Shari’ah has not. Some may assume that Islamic thought simply has not reached enlightenment yet, and like other religious bodies will eventually adapt to the modern world. This is a naive and ignorant assumption which fails to appreciate the dogma of the Islamic faith, and therefore fails to recognize the impossibility of the trend ever taking hold in Islam. Reform is not possible under Islamic law. To reform it, would be to destroy it and Islam along with it. Shari’ah (consisting of the Qur’an and Sunnah) are seen as Allah’s unalterable holy laws. To attempt to change it would be considered blasphemous, as it constitutes Bid’ah, something which was forbidden by Muhammad himself.[1][2] What can be altered is Islamic jurisprudence, but as that is extracted from, and cannot contradict,[3][4] Shari’ah, the result will always be unacceptable to the modern world. Muslim scholars agree. The following is an excerpt taken from a fatwa in objection to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

….These so called rights and freedoms which they call for all people to enjoy regardless of religion make the monotheist and the polytheist equally entitled to these rights and freedoms, so the slave of Allaah and the slave of the Shaytaan are placed on the same level, and every worshipper of rocks, idols or people is given the complete right and freedom to enjoy his kufr and heresy. This is contrary to the laws of Allaah in this world and the Hereafter. [Quotes Qur’an 68:35-36, Qur’an 38:28, & Qur’an 32:18]
It is a call to abolish the ruling on apostasy, and to openly flaunt the principles of kufr and heresy. It is a call to open the door to everyone who wants to criticize Islam or the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and to have the freedom to criticize and express oneself with no restrictions.

These are corrupt principles. Even if they suit their lives, values and religion, they do not suit us and they are contrary to our pure sharee’ah, which brought rulings that are suited to individuals and societies, and establish noble morals, and protect minds, honour, physical well being and wealth, and show people the religion which Allaah loves and is pleased with….

Also, in 1981 the Iranian representative to the United Nations declared that “the Universal Declaration of Human Rights represented a secular interpretation of the Judeo-Christian tradition, which could not be implemented by Muslims.”[5] Due to this unavoidable conflict between Islamic and Western notions of human rights, in 1990, the OIC (Organisation of the Islamic Conference) who represent all 57 Muslim majority nations, created the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, using Islamic scripture as its sole source.[6] This declaration has been severely criticized by many, including; the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), the Association for World Education (AWE) and the Association of World Citizens (AWC) for its incompatibility with human rights, women’s rights, religious freedom and freedom of expression, by “imposing restrictions on nearly every human right based on Islamic Sharia law.”[7] Furthermore, according to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ):

1) It gravely threatens the inter-cultural consensus on which the international human rights instruments are based;
2) It introduces, in the name of the defence of human rights, an intolerable discrimination against both non-Muslims and women;
3) It reveals a deliberately restrictive character in regard to certain fundamental rights and freedoms, to the point that certain essential provisions are below the legal standard in effect in a number of Muslim countries;
4) It confirms under cover of the “Islamic Shari’a (Law)” the legitimacy of practices, such as corporal punishment, that attack the integrity and dignity of the human being.

Feb. 1992 Joint Statement to the UNCHR
The International Commission of Jurists and the International Federation for Human Rights

Separation of ‘Church’ and State[edit]

It is a generally accepted fact among Muslims, that there is no concept of “separation of ‘Church’ and State” in the Islam faith.[8] We have already touched upon why Shari’ah is inseparable from the public and the personal aspects of practising Islam, so once again, we need to look to the example set forth by Muhammad. Islam, unlike many other faiths, was a theocracy from its very beginning. As the founder and Head of the first Islamic state, Muhammad most certainly did not believe in the concept of rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and this is reflected in Muslim thought. The results of a survey[9] released in November of 2009 found a massive 67 percent of Turks said ‘they would continue acting in accordance with their religious beliefs if the Parliament passed a law that contradicted religious laws.’ and only ‘Twenty-six percent said they would obey the country’s law in this case’. As is evident; even in ‘moderate’ ‘secular’ nations like Turkey, we find that the majority of its population (in accordance with Sahih Bukhari 9:89:258) refuse to accept the authority of its government when they deem its man-made laws contrary to that which is prescribed in the Shari’ah.

So how are Muslims to approach the modern trend of separation of religion and state? The basic belief in Islam is that the Qur’an is one hundred percent the word of Allah, and the Sunna was also as a result of the guidance of Allah to the Prophet sallallahu allayhe wasalam. Islam cannot be separated from the state because it guides us through every detail of running the state and our lives. Muslims have no choice but to reject secularism for it excludes the law of Allah…..Secularists….will point out that under Islamic law, people are not all equal. No non-Muslim, for example, could become the president. Well, in response to that fact, in turn, secularism is no different. No Muslim could become president in a secular regime, for in order to pledge loyalty to the constitution, a Muslim would have to abandon part of his belief and embrace the belief of secularism — which is practically another religion. For Muslims, the word ‘religion’ does not only refer to a collection of beliefs and rituals, it refers to a way of life which includes all values, behaviours, and details of living.

Secularism cannot be a solution for countries with a Muslim majority or even a sizeable minority, for it requires people to replace their God-given beliefs with an entirely different set of man-made beliefs. Separation of religion and state is not an option for Muslims because is requires us to abandon Allah’s decree for that of a man.

Separation Of Church And State
Muslim scholar, Dr. Ja`far Sheikh Idris, AlJumuah Magazine, Volume 13 Issue 3

Indeed. To add to the words by the respected scholar; we see in the United Kingdom, which only has a Muslim population of 2 to 3%, there have already been demands (in October, 2009) to install full Shari’ah as its default law system,[10] and a recent 2009 survey by The Equalities and Human Rights Commission[11] revealed that a massive 44% of Muslims in the UK want to create their own communities and remain segregated from British society. Also in Kenya, while Muslims currently constitute only 10% of the total population, in August 2009 they began pushing for Shari’ah law to become a part of the Kenyan Constitution.[12] At the moment (like in the UK) there are Shari’ah courts, but they hold little power and only apply to Muslims. The Christian majority are concerned that if Muslims succeed, the persecution of non-Muslims in Kenya will only intensify.

Spread of Shari’ah is Obligatory[edit]

This demand for (and the spread of) Shari’ah is obligatory. Jihad is often employed to force governments into implementing Shari’ah on Muslims and non-Muslims alike, thus expanding the Dar al-Islam (‘house/domain of Islam’). This, once again, is based on the Sunnah of Muhammad. Following the Farewell Sermon, he sent messengers to foreign leaders including; Negus, Chosroes of Persia, and the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius, commanding them to submit to his rulership; submit to Islam.[13] We see the same thing happening today in the modern world (for example) in Somalia[14] where President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, in February 2009, after two years of fighting gave in to rebel demands to impose Islamic law on the country.

The Muslims in a country that is not governed according to Islamic sharee’ah should do their utmost and strive as much as they can to bring about rule according to Islamic sharee’ah, and they should unite in helping the party which is known will rule in accordance with Islamic sharee’ah. As for supporting one who calls for non-implementation of Islamic sharee’ah, that is not permissible, rather it may lead a person to kufr…[See Qur’an 5:49-50][15]

Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas, Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan, Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (1/373)

Qur’an, Hadith and Scholars on Shari’ah[edit]

Qur’an[edit]

O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination. Hast thou not turned Thy vision to those who declare that they believe in the revelations that have come to thee and to those before thee? Their (real) wish is to resort together for judgment (in their disputes) to the Evil One, though they were ordered to reject him. But Satan’s wish is to lead them astray far away (from the right).

But no, by the Lord, they can have no (real) Faith, until they make thee judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against Thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.

We have sent down to thee the Book in truth, that thou mightest judge between men, as guided by Allah: so be not (used) as an advocate by those who betray their trust;

It was We who revealed the law (to Moses): therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed (as in Islam) to Allah’s will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah’s book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear not men, but fear me, and sell not my signs for a miserable price. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers. We ordained therein for them: “Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal.” But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers.

And this (He commands): Judge thou between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, but beware of them lest they beguile thee from any of that (teaching) which Allah hath sent down to thee. And if they turn away, be assured that for some of their crime it is Allah’s purpose to punish them. And truly most men are rebellious. Do they then seek after a judgment of (the days of) ignorance? But who, for a people whose faith is assured, can give better judgment than Allah?

Say: “Shall I seek for judge other than Allah? – when He it is Who hath sent unto you the Book, explained in detail.” They know full well, to whom We have given the Book, that it hath been sent down from thy Lord in truth. Never be then of those who doubt.

When they are summoned to Allah and His messenger, in order that He may judge between them, behold some of them decline (to come). But if the right is on their side, they come to him with all submission.

Hadith[edit]

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me.

Narrated ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “A Muslim has to listen to and obey (the order of his ruler) whether he likes it or not, as long as his orders involve not one in disobedience (to Allah), but if an act of disobedience (to Allah) is imposed one should not listen to it or obey it.

‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who innovates things in our affairs for which there is no valid (reason) (commits sin) and these are to be rejected.

Narrated Aisha: Allah’s Apostle said, “If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion, that thing is rejected.”

Islamic Scholars[edit]

One of the worst of evil deeds is referring for judgement to something other than the sharee’ah of Allaah, namely man-made laws and human-made systems, the customs of one’s ancestors and forefathers, and the verdicts of soothsayers, magicians and astrologers, which many people do nowadays and approve of instead of the sharee’ah of Allaah with which He sent His Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Undoubtedly this is the worst type of hypocrisy and among the greatest signs of kufr, wrongdoing and evil, and it is the rulings of the Jaahiliyyah, which the Qur’aan annulled and which the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) warned against…

…This is a stern warning from Allaah to all people against turning away from His Book and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and referring for judgement to anything else. It is a clear ruling from the Lord against judging by anything other than His sharee’ah, that such a one is a kaafir, a wrongdoer and a rebellious evildoer, whose attitude is that of the hypocrites and people of Jaahiliyyah. So beware, O Muslims, of that which Allaah has warned against, and refer to His laws for judgement in all things. Beware of that which goes against them, and advise one another concerning that. Regard as an enemy the one who turns away from the sharee’ah of Allaah or belittles it or makes fun of it, and who facilitates turning to anything else for judgement, so that you may earn the honour of Allaah and be safe from the punishment of Allaah, and thus you will have done what Allaah has enjoined upon you of taking His close friends as friends, who refer to His sharee’ah for judgement and who are pleased with His Book and the Sunnah of His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and taking as enemies His enemies who turn away from His Book and the Sunnah of His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).[16]

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem, Fataawa (12/259-260)
So those who refer for judgement to something other than the laws of Allaah, and think that this is permissible for them, or that it is better than referring for judgement to the laws of Allaah, undoubtedly go beyond the pale of Islam because of that, and they are kaafirs, wrongdoers and rebellious evildoers…[16]

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, Fataawa (1/271)
The Sacred Legislator of Islam is the sole legislative power. No one has the right to legislate and no law may be executed except the law of the Divine Legislator. [17]

Imam Ruhollah Khomeini, Veliyat ul-Faqih
The right to legislate is for Allah (Subhannah wa Ta’aala) alone. Halaal (permissible) is what Allah made Halaal, Haraam (impermissible) is what Allah made Haraam, the Religion, the Law, the way to follow, the Path and the Faith to embrace, are all for Allah (Ta’aala) alone to decide. There are rulers and kings who consider what Allah made Halaal to be Haraam and what He made Haraam to be Halaal. This is an act of aggression against Allah (Ta’aala) in that they deny Him the right to legislate in His Kingdom and Domain.[18]

Sheykh Abdul Rahman Adbul Khaliq, Al-Usool al ‘Ilmiyyah li Da’wati s Salafiyyah
Making Legislation for the Creatures is Shirk. Allah says: (Or have they partners with Allah who have instituted for them a religion which Allah has not ordained) means, they do not follow what Allah has ordained for you of upright religion; on the contrary, they follow what their devils (Shayatin), of men and Jinn, have prescribed for them. They instituted taboos, such as the Bahirah, Sa’ibah, Wasilah or Ham. They also permitted eating flesh and blood of animals not slaughtered for consumption, gambling and other kinds of misguidance, ignorance and falsehood. These are things that they invented during Jahiliyyah, when they came up with all kinds of false rulings on what was permitted and what was forbidden, and false rites of worship and other corrupt ideas. It was recorded in the Sahih that the Messenger of Allah said:(I saw `Amr bin Luhayy bin Qama`ah dragging his intestines in Hell) — because he had been the first one to introduce the idea of the Sa’ibah. This man was one of the kings of the Khuza`ah tribe, and he was the first one to do these things. He was the one who had made the Quraysh worship idols, may the curse of Allah be upon him. Allah said:(And had it not been for a decisive Word, the matter would have been judged between them.) means, the punishment would have been hastened for them, were it not for the fact that it had already been decreed that it would be delayed until the Day of Resurrection. (And verily, for the wrongdoers there is a painful torment.) i.e., an agonizing torment in Hell, what a terrible destination. [19]

Imam Ibn Kathir, Tafsir ul Qur’an
Seeking judgement from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) is a must! Those who don’t see the judgement of Allah and implement it, they are rejecting faith. Those who believe, need to believe in all which was brought by Allah (swt). Islam is unlike all other religions which “pick and choose” what they want to believe, but Islam is a perfect religion. Allah the Almighty said: “This is the day which I have chosen, to make Islam as the religion I have chosen. And I am pleased with Islam as your religion.” (Qur’an 5:3)[20]

Shaikh Muhammad Salah, Huda TV

Islamic Laws:[edit]

Criminalize Personal Matters[edit]

Islamic laws criminalize:

Adultery[edit]

(However, the Islamic definition differs from the Secular understanding of the word)

Intoxicants and Recreational Games[edit]

Intoxicants such as alcohol, marijuana etc.[21] and recreational games of chance, such as board games[22] (including chess),[23] card games and other forms of gambling are forbidden under Islamic law. Surprisingly, this was not always the case. Intoxicants (namely, alcohol) was permitted during the early phase of Islam. Muhammad even drank it and (rather strangely) performed ablution with it.[24] In the Qur’an, wine is even praised[25] and is described as being an aspect of heaven.[26] However, what we now know as the Qur’an was allegedly revealed over a period of twenty-three years.[27] As it stands, the Qur’an is arranged roughly from the longest surah (chapter) to the shortest. But if we read it in a chronological order, we can see the gradual shift in attitude towards intoxicants and such. Verses were ‘revealed’ as the situation in Muhammad’s life demanded. Followers were attending prayer at the mosque while intoxicated, so Qur’an 4:43 was revealed warning against such behavior. Later on we find Qur’an 2:219, which tells us that there is some good and some bad in intoxicants and games of chance. The hadith record that Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib, in a drunken state, mutilated two camels, chopping of their humps and taking out their livers.[28] When rebuked by Muhammad, he insulted him to his face, saying “Aren’t you but the slaves of my father?”[29] Taking this into consideration, there is little wonder Muhammad then banned the consumption of intoxicants. Even going so far as to refer to alcohol (something which is found in heaven) and games of chance as “Satan’s handwork” in Qur’an 5:90-91. Commenting on chess, he said “He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.”[23] After this revelation, Muhammad ordered beatings[30] and flogging[31] for anyone who broke these laws. Repeat offenders were ordered by him to be put to death.[32] Later, Umar ( the second ‘rightly guided’ Caliph) would order eighty stripes as the mildest punishment.[33]

In modern times, these laws still stand. There are out-right bans or severe restrictions put on the sale, purchase, and drinking of alcohol by adults in many Islamic majority countries, including: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia,[34] The Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, and The United Arab Emirates.[35] Punishments vary according to country, but many are consistent with the Sunnah of Muhammad. They range from weeks to months of imprisonment, public flogging, and (in the case of Iran) the death penalty. This prohabition, in many cases, does not exclude the non-Muslim. For example; in June 2009, Catholic chef Sapon D Costa was jailed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for possession of alcohol.[36]

Apostasy (rejection of Islam)[edit]

In Islam, the rejection in part (i.e. apostasy via blasphemy in belief) of any of the individual pillars or principles of Islam, or discarding the faith as a whole, amounts to apostasy.[37] Under Islamic law, it is a crime punishable by death. This punishment was prescribed by Muhammad himself who had said “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”[38] Apostasy was one of only three reasons given by him where killing a Muslim is permitted.[39] His wishes were followed by Caliph Abu Bakr, who had many apostates killed during the lengthy “Riddah (apostasy) wars” for their refusal to pay tithe. These people were not rejecting Islam as a whole but only refusing to abide by one of its five pillars (Zakat). This also attests to the fact apostasy was a serious crime within early Islam and was not some later innovation. In fact, it was one Qur’anic verse (the verse of the sword – Qur’an 9:5) which prompted Abu Bakr to fight. Various hadith record Muhammad’s command being followed by his companions, with atheists,[38] Christians,[40] and Jews[41] being put to death for leaving Islam.[42]

All four schools of Islamic jurisprudence are in agreement with the death sentence for males (who are of sound mind) guilty of Apostasy, with only slight variations on whether to allow the three days grace period.[43] The Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence believe female apostates are not to be killed, but beaten and put under confinement until death or repentance, while the remaining Shafi’i, Maliki, and Hanbali schools all agree the verdict for the female apostate is the same as for the male.[44]

Free Speech/Blasphemy[edit]

It is a criminal offense in Islam to speak ill of the faith, its Prophet Muhammad, and its holy Scriptures (Qur’an and Hadith). To do so is considered blasphemy, and blasphemy is punishable by death. If it happens to be a Muslim who is doing the criticizing, their actions would constitute apostasy, therefore they too would be liable for the death penalty. Contrary to what some may suggest, this is not the result of a latter-day innovation of Islam, but something that is deeply rooted within Islamic scripture and the Sunnah of Muhammad. The Qur’anic verse 5:33 calls for the murder, mutilation, or imprisonment, of those who make “Mischief” in the land, and Muhammad himself had asked his Muslim followers to kill several individuals who were guilty of blaspheming Islam and its Prophet. Muhammad asked Muslims to kill someone named ‘Abdullah bin Ubai (bin Salul) for making “evil” statements about him.[45] He asked Muslims to kill Abu `Afak for making negative remarks about him and Islam.[46] He asked Muslims to kill both Ka’b bin Ashraf[47] and Asma Bint Marwan[48] for writing inflammatory poetry about him and Muslims. Additionally, when Muhammad learned that one of his followers had stabbed and killed his slave women (other sources refer to her as a freed concubine: Umm walad, she was also the mother of a blind man) for making derogatory remarks about Muhammad, he declared that “no retaliation is payable for her blood.[49] This has effectively set the precedent for all Muslims to follow with such retaliation. No higher authority than ones-self is needed for permission to kill blasphemers. It seems rather odd that sites like Wikipedia, when discussing the history of free speech in Islam, tend to neglect these historical incidents and focus on other issues such as the supposed Islamic ‘Golden Age‘ under the reign of `Umar ibn al-Khattab (the second Caliph). Surely the state of free speech under the reign of the prophet himself is worthy of mention, as this is what ultimately formulates Islamic law? Nevertheless, if we actually study the state of freedom under Caliph Umar, we see another side to this, and this is apparent in: ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab’s restrictions on expression and speech:

The scholars of Hadith narrated from `Abdur-Rahman bin Ghanm Al-Ash`ari that he said, “I recorded for `Umar bin Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, the terms of the treaty of peace he conducted with the Christians of Ash-Sham:

`In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. This is a document to the servant of Allah `Umar, the Leader of the faithful, from the Christians of such and such city. When you (Muslims) came to us we requested safety for ourselves, children, property and followers of our religion. We made a condition on ourselves that we will neither erect in our areas a monastery, church, or a sanctuary for a monk, nor restore any place of worship that needs restoration nor use any of them for the purpose of enmity against Muslims. We will not prevent any Muslim from resting in our churches whether they come by day or night, and we will open the doors [of our houses of worship] for the wayfarer and passerby. Those Muslims who come as guests, will enjoy boarding and food for three days. We will not allow a spy against Muslims into our churches and homes or hide deceit [or betrayal] against Muslims. We will not teach our children the Qur’an, publicize practices of Shirk, invite anyone to Shirk or prevent any of our fellows from embracing Islam, if they choose to do so. We will respect Muslims, move from the places we sit in if they choose to sit in them. We will not imitate their clothing, caps, turbans, sandals, hairstyles, speech, nicknames and title names, or ride on saddles, hang swords on the shoulders, collect weapons of any kind or carry these weapons. We will not encrypt our stamps in Arabic, or sell liquor. We will have the front of our hair cut, wear our customary clothes wherever we are, wear belts around our waist, refrain from erecting crosses on the outside of our churches and demonstrating them and our books in public in Muslim fairways and markets. We will not sound the bells in our churches, except discretely, or raise our voices while reciting our holy books inside our churches in the presence of Muslims, nor raise our voices [with prayer] at our funerals, or light torches in funeral processions in the fairways of Muslims, or their markets. We will not bury our dead next to Muslim dead, or buy servants who were captured by Muslims. We will be guides for Muslims and refrain from breaching their privacy in their homes.’

When I gave this document to `Umar, he added to it,

‘We will not beat any Muslim. These are the conditions that we set against ourselves and followers of our religion in return for safety and protection. If we break any of these promises that we set for your benefit against ourselves, then our Dhimmah (promise of protection) is broken and you are allowed to do with us what you are allowed of people of defiance and rebellion.'”

In the modern-world, hash punishments for blasphemy (including death) are still applied in many Islamic nations including; Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan. Accusations of blasphemy are becoming more and more frequent in the East, and almost always lead to mob-violence (sometimes by thousands of Muslims) against non-Muslim minorities. For example, this was seen in the August 2009 riots against Christians in Gojra, over an alleged desecration of a Qur’an. Many Christian men, women and even children were burnt alive.[50] In addition to this, Bibles were burnt and more than a hundred churches and Christian-owned homes were looted and destroyed.[51][52] While there are numerous examples of individuals being sentenced by Islamic courts to death or imprisonment for blasphemy, they are rarely publicised by Western media outlets. Of course, there are a few exceptions when the blasphemer in question happens to be a Westerner. We’ve all heard of the Jyllands-Posten Danish cartoons and the resulting uproar. For no apparent reason (other than deeply rooted Muslim prejudice) these cartoons, once again, sparked violence and murder against the minority Christians in the East.[53] By the end of February 2006 more than 40 people had died[54] as a result of the angry reaction from Muslims, and its continued republication has resulted in more than 200 deaths and hundreds of injuries.[55] We also have the November 2007 “Muhammad Teddy bear” blasphemy case, which led to a protest in Khartoum, Sudan. A protest where ten thousand Muslims[56][57] carrying swords, knives, and sticks, after Friday prayers, called for the execution[58][59][60][61] of a British teacher for allowing her students to name a teddy bear ‘Muhammad.’ And also the “Satanic Verses” controversy, which led to thirty-eight deaths[62] and nationwide bombings of book-stores in the U.K[63] and U.S.[64]

Fornication between two consenting adults[edit]

Homosexuality[edit]

Homosexuality under Islamic law, is a punishable crime. How it is dealt with differs between the four mainline schools of Sunni jurisprudence today, but what they all agree upon is that homosexuality is worthy of a severe penalty. In the Hanafi school of thought, the homosexual is first punished through harsh beating, and if he/she repeats the act, the death penalty is to be applied. As for the Shafi`i school of thought, the homosexual receives the same punishment as adultery (if he/she is married) or fornication (if not married). This means, that if the homosexual is married, he/she is stoned to death, while if single, he/she is whipped 100 times. Hence, the Shafi`i compares the punishment applied in the case of homosexuality with that of adultery and fornication, while the Hanafi differentiates between the two acts because in homosexuality, anal sex [something that is prohibited, regardless of orientation] may also be involved, while in adultery [and fornication], the penis/vagina (which are reproductive parts) are involved. Some scholars [based on the Qur’an and various ahadith] hold the opinion that the homosexual should be thrown from a high building or stoned to death[65] as a punishment for their ‘crime’, but other scholars maintain that they should be imprisoned until death. [66] Another view is that between two males, the active partner is to be lashed a hundred times if he is unmarried, and killed if he is married; whereas the passive partner is to be killed regardless of his marital status.[67] Within the context of Islamic thought, hostility towards homosexuality originated from the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Muhammad had stated, “If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.”[68] He even went so far as to condemn the “appearance” of homosexuality, when he cursed effeminate men and masculine women and ordered his followers to “Turn them out of your houses.”[69] This ruling on homosexuals was naturally adopted by his later successors. The father of Aisha and Muhammad’s first successor, Abu Bakr, had a homosexual burned at the stake. The fourth caliph, Muhammad’s son-in-law Ali, ordered homosexuals to be stoned, and even had one thrown from the minaret of a mosque.[70]

Exact figures are hard to determine, due to the political turmoil in many of the Islamic states, but homosexual relationships, acts or behaviour are currently forbidden in approximately thirty-six Islamic countries including Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Sharia areas of Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen, with punishments including anything from a fine up to life imprisonment. [71] [72] Worse still, ten of those countries out of the thirty-six impose the death penalty for homosexuals. They are Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and some states in Malaysia.[73] According to the Iranian gay and lesbian rights group Homan, the Iranian government alone has put to death an estimated 4,000 homosexuals since the Islamic revolution of 1979.[72] In the secular nation of Turkey, a country which is often held-up as a poster-child for moderate Islam, persecution and violence against homosexuals [along with non-Muslim minorities] is on the rise, with eleven gays being killed within the first half of 2009 .[74]

Lack of hijab/un-Islamic dress[edit]

In 2007, Iranian “morals” police arrested 230 in a raid on a “satanist” rave.[75]

In 2010, Golam Minhaz, an inspector with Detective Branch of Bangladesh Police at Rangpur district [northern part of Bangladesh] detained 19 women in various areas in the city for ‘not wearing veils’.[76]

Also in 2010, Shiria Khatun, progressive Brit-Muslim woman councillor, was forced to dress more conservatively after receiving death threats and sexually harassing phone calls. She told the police that callers threatened to kill her and her four young children, and in one call, they warned they would dig up parents’ graves and bury her there instead.[77]

Mingling of un-related men and women[edit]

In 2010, a Saudi woman who filed harassment claims in Saudi Arabia without being accompanied by a male relative was sentenced to 300 lashes and 18 months in jail. Sawsan Salim lodged a series of complaints in 2007 at government offices and in court in the northern region of Qasim in which she alleged harassment by local officials, the New York-based rights group, Human Rights Watch, said. She was sentenced in January on charges of making “spurious complaints” against government officials and appearing “without a male guardian,” the group said in an e-mailed statement.[78]

Also in 2010, Hamas banned men in Gaza from working in women’s hair salons because Islamic tradition forbids women from showing their hair to men who are not their husbands or blood relatives.[79]

Pornography and Prostitution[edit]

[80]

Music and Art[edit]

Music, and some other forms of art (including Tattooing),[81] under Islamic law are forbidden. Western music[82] and movies In particular, have been declared as corruptive influences by Islamic clerics. The vast majority[83] of Islamic scholars and all four schools of Islamic jurisprudence[84] are in agreement that listening to, or playing musical instruments, and singing is forbidden. They form this opinion from both the Qur’an and Hadith. The only exception to this rule which can be extracted from the hadith is the permissibility of singing acapella accompanied by a duff (a hand-held one-sided drum) on special occasions (i.e. on weddings, Eid, during jihad etc.)[85] This form of song is referred to as a Nasheed (نشيد), and the striking of the duff is permitted for women only[86] and must not be done in the presense of men.[87] There are several verses within the Qur’an which have been understood by highly respected early scholars and historians of Islam to be condemning music and singing. For example; in verse 31:6, according to the Tafseer of Ibn Kathir, “idle talks” is a reference to “singing and musical instruments.”[88] While the Qur’anic verses on music and its prohibition may appear vague to non-scholars, the hadith are a lot clearer in regards to this issue. Authentic sources record Muhammad as saying “From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful…”[89] and upon hearing music, Abu Bakr proclaimed “Musical instrument of Satan!”[84] The mere fact that Muhammad condemned music in the same breath as other non-Islamic activities, such as illegal sexual intercourse and drinking alcohol, spoke volumes and the companions (including the four Caliphs) understood.[90] As Abu Bakr rightly stated, unless performed under the various restrictions outlined in Muhammad’s Sunnah, music in Islam is considered of the devil.

The Islamic prohibition on images is well known by Muslims, hence the lack of imagery in Islamic religious art. Multiple authentic sources record Muhammad’s thoughts on images and representations of living beings (whether real or mythical in nature), and in several he states passionately “The people who will receive the severest punishment from Allah will be the picture makers.”[91] In another he says “All the painters who make pictures would be in the fire of Hell. The soul will be breathed in every picture prepared by him and it shall punish him in the Hell.”[92] Muhammad refused to enter any home which was decorated with images,[93] and claimed angels would do the same with any home which contained pictures or dogs[94] He once refused to enter the home of one of his wives (Aisha) when he noticed the decorated cushion she had purchased for him to sit on.[95] In Aisha’s own words “I noticed the signs of hatred (for that) on his face!” She turned to Allah and Muhammad for repentance.[96] On another occasion, Muhammad angrily tore to pieces a carpet, hung by Aisha to screen a door.[97]

During the Taliban rule of Afghanistan between 1996 and late 2001, all forms of music and Television (i.e. moving pictures) were banned. TV sets, radios, etc were confiscated and burnt, and anyone caught with cassettes in their possession were jailed.[98] In early 2001, they destroyed the historic 1,400 year old giant (175 and 120 feet tall) Buddha Statues which were located in the Bamyan Valley’s.[99] While their actions may be called ‘extreme’, they were only adhering to a somewhat accurate interpretation of Islamic law based on the Sunnah of their prophet. Just as Muhammad had done before them, when he conquered Mecca and destroyed the 360 pagan idols which were housed at the Ka’aba, the Taliban were only destroying Afghanistan’s offensive (to Muslims) pre-Islamic ‘pagan’ heritage and art. If the Taliban’s actions are denounced by apologists as ‘un-Islamic’, then they must also denounce Muhammad’s. The truth of the matter is that their actions were very Islamic.

Legalize Crimes[edit]

Islamic law permits:

Domestic violence against women[edit]

While domestic violence against women is a serious problem all around the world, none are more vulnerable than the women of Islam. Islamic societies, more often than not, simply refuse to acknowledge such issues as problems. To them its simply the Islamic way of life. This is due to domestic violence against women being permitted under Islamic law. It is explicitly endorsed by the Qur’an itself. In a 2004 sermon broadcast on Qatar TV, a Muslim cleric had said the following:

“We must know that [wife] beating is a punishment in Islamic religious law,….No one should deny this because this was permitted by the Creator of Man, and because when you purchase an electric appliance or a car you get instructions – a catalogue, explaining how to use it. The Creator of Man has sent down this book [the Quran] in order to show man which ways he must choose….We shouldn’t be ashamed before the nations of the world who are still in their days of ignorance, to admit that these [beatings] are part of our religious law,….We must remind the ignorant from among the Islamic Nation who followed the [West] that those [Westerners] acknowledge the wondrous nature of this verse,”[100]

The verse being referred to is 4:34. According to this verse, a man may not only beat his wives for ‘rebellion,’ but also beat them simply for the fear of ‘rebellion.’[101] Whilst there are a few restrictions in regards to the practice of wife-beating (try to avoid the face,[102] breaking bones,[103] and do not sleep with them after beating them),[104] they hardly offer comfort to a women who is abused with the blessings of her own god. The mere fact that the husband is allowed to physically abuse his wives (very often with impunity from the law) inevitably leads many to go beyond simply ‘beating’ them.

Wife beating has been an accepted part of Islam since its inception. In Aisha’s own words “I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!”[105] The indifference to her words displayed by Muhammad proved its legitimacy within the laws of Islam. Muhammad declared “A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.”[106] Moreover, he not only allowed Abu Bakr to beat his own child-bride Aisha,[107] but he also beat her himself,[108] and according to Aisha it was not something ‘symbolic’ or a ‘gentle tap’ on the body; it was painful.

The effects can be easily seen in the Islamic world. A 2009 survey carried out by the United Nations Development Fund for Women found that nearly 90% of Afghan women suffer from domestic abuse.[109] According to the director of Women for Afghan Women (WAW) “Their mothers are beaten by their fathers. They’re beaten by their fathers, by their brothers. It’s a way of life.” The Pakistan Medical Association found in a 2006 study, that 80% of Pakistani women reported being subjected to some kind of abuse within marriage, and the Progressive Women’s Association (PWA) believe up to 4,000 Pakistani women are burnt each year by husbands or in-laws as ‘punishment’.[110] And also in 2006, the Refugee Workers Association Woman’s Group (GIK-DER) found that up to 80% of Turkish women were victims of domestic violence and sexual harassment in ‘moderate’ Turkey.[111]

Gender disparity[edit]

Gender equality is not only an alien concept within Islamic societies, but also completely contrary to Islamic beliefs. This much is proven simply by the Qur’anic law which allows men to marry up to four wives at a time. However, gender disparity within Islam goes a lot further, and we see this reflected in modern Islamic laws. For example; in the Islamic Republic of Iran, some women’s rights activists have criticised the laws governing women. They say women face difficulties in “getting a divorce and criticize inheritance laws they say are unjust and the fact their court testimony is worth half that of a man’s”, and they also “cannot run for president or become judges.”[112] Many female activists have been flogged and given hash jail sentences, numbering several years, for protesting such laws.[112] In mid 2007 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, responded to these allegations of discrimination, with the following:

“We are witnessing in our country that some women activists and some men are trying to play with Islamic laws….in order to harmonize them with international conventions related to women,….This is wrong….They shouldn’t see the solution in changing Islamic jurisprudence laws,”[112]

He also indicated that “some Islamic rules regarding women could change if jurisprudence research led to a new understanding.”[112] Unfortunately, this is were reformers in Islamic societies hit a brick wall. As we had mentioned earlier, Islamic jurisprudence can be revised, but as it is extracted from, and cannot contradict, Shari’a (which consists of Allah’s divine laws found within the Qur’an and Hadith), the results will always be unacceptable to our modern standards. What activists are indirectly trying to reform is not Iranian laws, but Islam itself, as each of these women’s rights violations are sanctioned by Islamic scripture.

Many inheritance laws are taken straight from the Qur’an. For example, according to Qur’an 4:11, a male inherits twice that of a female. Its the same concerning the worth of a women’s testimony in court; we find this law in Qur’an 2:282. Muhammad himself had been recorded by authentic Islamic sources explaining the necessity for such gender disparity within Islamic law, calling women deficient in intelligence:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, “Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?” The women said, “Yes.” He said, “This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.”

He further explain that women are not only deficient in intelligence, but also in religion,[113] and that this has resulted in most of the dwellers of hell being women.[114] In June 2007, Saudi Cleric Abd Al-Aziz Al-Fawzan, in a poor attempt to counter criticism aimed at these sayings of Muhammad, had said these ahadith highlight the ‘fact’ that women’s twisted nature stems from their very creation.[115] These statements, by both Muhammad and Abd Al-Aziz Al-Fawzan, reflect the Islamic belief that Allah made Eve menstruate, suffer pregnancy and become stupid as a punishment for her transgressions in the garden, therefore all women menstruate (deficient in religion) and are created stupid (deficient in intelligence).[116] Those same authentic sources also record Muhammad condemning women in high social positions (i.e. presidents, judges etc), declaring “Never will succeed such a nation that makes a woman their ruler.”[117]

Lying[edit]

Islamic law allows, encourages, and even demands[118] lying by its followers. Lying for Islam is generally (but inaccurately) referred to as taqiyya. Many Muslims will claim that this is not an Islamic, but a Shi’ite practice. However, this is not true. There are many verses in the Qur’an which condone lying and deception,[119][120][121] and several classical and contemporary Sunni scholars have validated its place within main-stream Islam.[122][123] In the inquisition miḥna during the Caliphate of al-Ma’mun, a number of Sunni scholars used taqiyya, attesting to the Qur’an as having been created despite believing the opposite.[124] Given these facts, some will go on to attack the strict definition of taqiyya and claim that it is “only allowed to save one’s own life” or that its “restricted to its use in war”. This is where the critics use of the term “taqiyya” is wrong. Lying outside of trying to save one’s life or a war is certainly permitted in Islam, but it is not referred to as taqiyya. It is more accurate to simply call it “lying for Islam”. In sahih (authentic) hadith, Muhammad admits to being a liar[125] and advises its acceptable for Muslims to do likewise,[126] allowing his followers to use deception to silence critics.[127] One of the 99 “holy names” of the Islamic deity is Al-Makir (the Deceiver),[128] and in the Qur’an Allah refers to himself as the ‘best deceiver’,[129][130][131][132][133] and admits to deceiving Muslims[134] and creating Christianity through deception.[135] With all things considered, the fact remains that Islamic teachings as a whole encourage dishonesty and even elevates it to a holy status.

Polygamy[edit]

Pedophilia[edit]

Following a precedent set by Muhammad, pedophilia is permitted under Islamic law. This practice is sanctioned by both the Qur’an and the Hadith. In the Qur’an we find this in verse 65:4. This verse deals with the Iddat (العدة‎), which is a waiting period a female must observe before she can remarry. The stipulated waiting period for a divorced girl who has not yet menstruated is three months. The meaning of this verse has been clarified by numerous tafsir’s (authoritative Qur’anic commentaries) and many sahih hadith. Muhammad himself has been recorded by authentic Islamic sources explaining the meaning of this verse as “those who never had menses, their prescribed period is three months before puberty.”[136] While some (but definitely not all) Western apologists may attempt to deny this sanction of pedophilia within their holy text, they hold no sway with Muslims in how Islam is practised; it is the Islamic texts themselves which hold the power, and Islamic scholars in the modern era still agree that marrying and having sex with pre-pubescent girls is permitted. For example; the influential Muslim scholar and thinker Syed Abul A’ala Maududi (1903 – 1979) commented on verse 65:4 and those who attempt to deny scripture:

….making mention of the waiting-period for the girls who have not yet menstruated, clearly proves that it is not only permissible to give away the girl in marriage at this age but it is also permissible for the husband to consummate marriage with her. Now, obviously no Muslim has the right to forbid a thing which the Quran has held as permissible.

As has already been mentioned, Muhammad committed pedophilia, and even according to the most stringent clinical definition of pedophilia – the DSM-IV-TR, he was a pedophile. His actions fulfilled all three requirements needed for a positive diagnosis; he had sexual urges/relations towards/with a pre-pubescent child (generally age 13 years or younger) over a period of at least six months, he acted on those sexual urges, and he was over 16 years-old and at least 5 years older than the child involved. Muhammad was engaged to Aisha bint Abu Bakr when she was only six years of age and he was fifty-one, and consummated the relationship while she was still pre-pubescent, aged just 9 years old[137] (at the very least, she remained pre-pubescent until aged fifteen).[138] Many people assume that to be diagnosed as a pedophile there needs to be a pattern of conduct, but (as is clear from the DSM criteria) this is not the case, and even if it were; Aisha’s abuse is only known to us due to her being a wife to Muhammad. Who’s to know how many children suffered at the hands of Muhammad’s perversion? Others will claim that it was the ‘cultural norm’ and Aisha was ‘offered’ in marriage by her father. This is false. It was Muhammad who approached Abu Bakr, and Abu Bakr originally protested.[139] However, even if she was offered to Muhammad, this does not alter the fact that as the ‘uswa hasana’ his actions are forever considered lawful and morally acceptable in Islam. Muhammad even justified his perversion with a ‘divine’ vision from Allah,[140] something which also destroys the apologists appeal to cultural relativism; according to Muhammad, the marriage was due to the will of Allah, and not the culture.

Because of its many endorsements within Islam, pedophilic marriages are common practice in many Islamic countries, and Islamic authorities are left powerless:

Because this happened to the Prophet, we cannot tell people that it is prohibited to marry at an early age.

In the East, girls far below the age of puberty are forcibly married to older persons (sometimes in their 50s and later) for various personal gains by the girls’ guardian. Pedophilic Islamic marriages are most prevalent in Pakistan and Afghanistan, followed by other countries in the middle east and Bangladesh.[141][142] This practice may also be prevalent to a lesser extent amongst other Muslim communities, and is worryingly on the rise among the growing Muslim populations in many Western countries, such as the United Kingdom (where, according to 2009 government figures in the UK, forced teen marriages have seen a ten-fold rise in just four years)[143] and the United States.[144]

Rape[edit]

Religious discrimination[edit]

Slavery[edit]

Under Islamic laws, slavery is explicitly permitted.[145] As Saudi Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, a member of the Senior Council of Clerics had said in 2003, those who argue that slavery is abolished are “ignorant, not scholars. They are merely writers. Whoever says such things is an infidel.”[146] Muhammad himself was a slaver. He not only owned many male[147][148] and female[149] slaves, but he also sold, captured, and had sex[150] with his slaves. Even his wives owned slaves. Apologists will claim that Muhammad provided a system that would eventually lead to the abolition of slavery, but this is not true and nowhere does Islamic scripture support such a statement. Yes, Muhammad regulated it and allowed for the manumission of a slave, but this is by no means an obligation. It is clear that Muhammad held no animosity towards slavery,[151] and at times even discouraged the freeing of slaves.[152] He even encouraged racism by exchanging two black slaves for one Arab.[153] As is clear, Muhammad’s actions perpetuated the existence of this reprehensible trade by institutionalising it within Islam, This sanction of slavery has helped the Muslim world create one of the largest trans-continental slave trades in history. The Eastern Islamic slave trade is the longest yet least discussed of the two major trades. Much like the Crusades and the Islamic Conquests which prompted them, you only hear of the one and not the other. Many people are not even aware that the Arab slave trade ever existed, even though it began around 650 AD (pre-dating the European slave trade by over a thousand years) However, It was only officially abolished (due largely to pressure from the West,[154] rather than their own conscience) in the 1960’s and the slave trade still exists in the Islamic East. As of July 2009,[155] there were over half a million slaves in Mauritania alone. In Pakistan, the labor minister of Punjab had said in early 2009 that there are “millions of forced laborers in ‘private prisons’ across the country”,[156] and the town of Hajja, Yemen, in 2010 is home to another 300 slaves.[157] This (just like the history of Jihad) is an ongoing atrocity that many want to erase from our history books and have largely succeeded in doing so. Unlike the Europeans who were primarily interested in male slaves for use as agricultural workers, the Islamic raiders interests (like Muhammad’s before them) lay in female slaves to use for sexual exploitation as concubines, in harems. Also, putting aside the 1.25 million white Europeans Christians who were captured and sold into the Muslim slave trade between the 16th and 19th century,[158] the number of innocent Africans who were taken (or died in the process of being taken) as slaves over the last fourteen centuries of Islamic slavery is estimated to be higher than 140 million.[159] This figure dwarfs the numbers that were taken at the hands of Europeans. And unlike in the West, male slaves (blacks in particular) were commonly castrated,[160] hence the lack of surviving descendants of black slaves in the Middle-East.

Terrorism[edit]

Main Article: Jihad See also: Misconceptions about Jihad and Qur’an, Hadith and Scholars:Jihad

Assassination and Murder[edit]

Mandate Dangerous or Harmful Rituals[edit]

Islamic Fasting[edit]

Main Articles: Adverse Effects of Islamic Fasting and The Ramadan Pole Paradox

Fasting (صوم Sawm) for thirty days every year during the Islamic month of Ramadan is the fourth Pillar of Islam, therefore it is compulsory (الفرض Fard). Fasting lasts from dawn till dusk, and Muslims must abstain from all foods, drinks, sexual intercourse,[161] and even smoking. Contrary to popular Muslim beliefs, Islamic fasting (unlike medical fasting) has numerous adverse effects that have been observed using scientific studies and news sources. These include; the increase in irritability[162][163] and crimes,[164][165][166] effects on Health, such as the increased risk of diabetes,[167] dehydration,[168] tachycardia,[169] severe headaches,[169] dizziness,[169] nausea,[169] vomiting[169] and circulatory collapse.[169] It can also cause problems with sleep,[170] daytime drowsiness[171] and alertness.[172] Naturally, all of these factors affect the economy in Muslim majority countries during Ramadan. For example; the productivity of Arab businesses in this period drops by a staggering seventy-eight percent.[173] Also, as the length of a fast is governed by the rising and the setting of the sun, this can cause a huge problem for those who live close to the North or South poles. The closer we get to the poles, the longer our days or nights become. They can eventually extend for up to several months each, making the fourth Pillar of Islam impossible to practice without starving yourself to death. Islamic scholars have said that even if a fast lasts for up to twenty hour a day, this is something a Muslim must accept.[174] Obviously Muhammad was unaware of the poles. Persecution of non-Muslims also rises during the month of Ramadan, with people of other faiths often being attacked in Muslim majority countries for eating or drinking in public. August 2009, In Pakistan, two Christians were arrested and jailed for “desecrating Ramadan” by eating during daylight hours inside a Hotel.[175]

The Hajj[edit]

The Hajj (حج) is another obligatory duty, being the fifth Pillar of Islam. It is a Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, which, like the Ka’aba, the black stone, and many other aspects of Islam, is pagan in origin. The pilgrimage takes place on the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, from the 7th to the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

Performing the Hajj is a physically exerting exercise, and many of the weaker pilgrims have died from it. Furthermore, Since 1987, officially there has been at least 3,315 deaths and another 1,500 injuries resulting from various accidents during the pilgrimage. These figures are extremely conservative, considering (for example) the 1994 stampede in Mecca. Officially only 250 people had died as a result of the stampede, and according to The Saudi Press Agency a total of 829 pilgrims had died during the pilgrimage for a variety of reasons, which included “old age, heart attacks” and “deaths that resulted because of the heavy throngs throwing pebbles on Monday.” However witnesses, doctors and a senior Asian diplomat had said the death toll for the stampede alone could have been over 1,000.[176]

Punishments Under Islamic Law[edit]

The various methods of punishment under Sharia law, for what it deems as crimes, are extracted from both the Qur’an and the Hadith. These punishments are prescribed by Islamic scripture, so they constitute a fundamental part of the Islamic faith. Therefore they cannot, and still have not, been discarded from the practice of Islam.

Amputation[edit]

Amputation, is the removal of part or all of a body part enclosed by skin.[177] It is a prescribed punishment in the Qur’an, and within the context of Islamic law, it refers to the removal of the hands or feet. Today, amputation is used as punishment for theft in Saudi Arabia[178] and Nigeria, which reintroduced shariah law in 1999[179], and in Somalia, a court run by an extremist Islamic group sentenced four Somali men in June of 2009 to each have a hand and a leg cut off for allegedly stealing mobile phones and guns.[180][181] In 2008, the Islamic Republic of Iran saw five double amputations in a single week–five convicted robbers were each sentenced to have their right hands and left feet amputated.[182] When the Taliban, an Islamic militant group, took over Afghanistan in 1996, within a year, public executions, amputations and stonings were a regular Friday event in Kabul.[183]

Stoning[edit]

Stoning to death (رجم Rajm), according to traditional interpretations of Islamic law, is primarily a punishment for persons who engage in unlawful sexual relations (which include homosexual relationships). The criminals “hands are tied behind their backs and their bodies are put in a cloth sack.” They are then “buried in a hole, with only the victims heads showing above the ground. If its a woman, she is buried upto her shoulders.”[184] The stones which are to be thrown at the criminal “should not be so large that the offender dies after a few strikes, nor so small as to fail to cause serious injury.”[185] Astonishingly, due to the Islamic laws on rape requiring four male eye witnesses before guilt can be ascertained, many rape victims end up being charged with ‘adultery.’ As was the case for a 13-year-old girl in Somalia[186] who in October of 2008 was buried up to her neck and stoned to death in front of more than 1,000 people in a football stadium. She was the victim of gang-rape. Incidents of stonings have been reported in Iraq and Pakistan, and forms a part of Afghan, Iranian, Nigerian, Indonesian, Sudanise, Saudi Arabian, and United Arab Emirate law.[187] The Qur’an itself does not explicitely mention the act, but there are several Sahih (authentic) Hadith which speak of Muhammad ordering people to be stoned to death. According to hadith, the Qur’anic verses of stoning were written on a piece of paper and were lost when a goat ate the paper.[188]

Crucifixion[edit]

Crucifixion (صلبه Salb) typically refers to the inhumane and painful method of execution and/or torture by tying and/or nailing someone to a cross, stake or tree. It can also refer to the method of public display of a body after execution, such as the incident in Saudi Arabia when a convicted killer was beheaded and his body was “crucified.”[189] Despite the fact that Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor, abolished crucifixion in the Roman Empire in ad 337, out of veneration for Jesus Christ, the most famous victim of crucifixion,[190] Muhammad perpetuated this barbaric practice by declaring it a prescribed punishment in the Qur’an. Crucifixion as a method of torture and execution is reportedly still being used in Sudan and Iraq, both Islamic countries,[191][192] and it is still a part of Iran’s criminal code.[193] Adding itself to the ranks of shariah-practicing leaderships, Hamas, the Islamic governing body of Gaza, reinstated the penalty of crucifixion in 2008.[194]

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  1. Jump up A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who innovates things in our affairs for which there is no valid (reason) (commits sin) and these are to be rejected.” – Sahih Muslim 18:4266
  2. Jump up Narrated Aisha: Allah’s Apostle said, “If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion, that thing is rejected.” – Sahih Bukhari 3:49:861
  3. Jump up Khalid Baig – Sunnah and Bid’ah – Albalagh, May 5, 2001
  4. Jump up Concept of Bidah in Islam – Alahazrat International Islamic Web
  5. Jump up David G. Littman – Human Rights and Human Wrongs – National Review, January 19, 2003
  6. Jump up Articles 24 and 25 of the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
  7. Jump up The Cairo Declaration and the Universality of Human Rights – International Humanist and Ethical Union, May 28, 2008
  8. Jump up “Comparison of Islam, Judaism and Christianity” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/comparison_charts/islam_judaism_christianity.htm.  – ReligionFacts
  9. Jump up “‘Religion loves tolerance, but is not tolerant'” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=8216religion-loves-tolerance-but-is-not-tolerant8217-2009-11-17.  – Hürriyet Daily News, November 17, 2009
  10. Jump up Martyn Brown – “Now Muslims demand full Sharia law” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/134080/Now-Muslims-demand-Give-us-full-Sharia-law.  – Daily Express, October 15, 2009
  11. Jump up Emma Wall – “Ghetto Britain” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/66597/Ghetto-Britain/.  – Daily Star, January 21, 2009
  12. Jump up Christians opose Muslim push for Sharia – Persecution.org, August 7, 2009
  13. Jump up ….I [Muhammad] invite you [Emperor Heraclius] to Islam (i.e. surrender to Allah), embrace Islam and you will be safe….” – Sahih Bukhari 4:52:191
  14. Jump up “Somali president bends to rebel demand for sharia law” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/02/28/somalia.sharia/index.html.  – CNN, February 28, 2009
  15. Jump up “Ruling on democracy and elections and participating in that system” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/107166.  – Islam Q&A, Fatwa No. 107166
  16. Jump up to: 16.0 16.1 “Should he turn to the human rights organizations to get his rights?” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/98301.  – Islam Q&A, Fatwa No. 98301
  17. Jump up Imam Khomeini (Translated by Prof. Hamid Algar) – “Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.al-islam.org/islamicgovernment.  – Published by: The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works (International Affairs Department)
  18. Jump up Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahman ‘Abdul Khaliq – “Al Hukm is Only For Allah” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://islamicweb.com/beliefs/creed/Alhukm-Is-For-Allah.htm.  – IslamicWeb
  19. Jump up Tafsir Ibn Kathir – “Making Legislation for the Creatures is Shirk Allah says:” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://abdurrahman.org/qurantafseer/ibnkathir/ibnkathir_web/42.47127.html.  – Surah No.42
  20. Jump up Abandoning the ruling of Allah! – YouTube
  21. Jump up ….The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) replied: “Every intoxicant is khamr, and every khamr is haram.”….“Khamr is what befogs the mind.” These are the words spoken by ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab from the pulpit of the Prophet (PBUH),….Drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, opium, and the like are definitely included in the prohibited category of khamr. It is well known that the use of such drugs affects the sensory perceptions, making what is near seem distant and what is distant seem near; that their use produces illusions and hallucinations, so that the real seems to disappear and what is imaginary appears to be real; and that drug usage in general impairs the faculty of reasoning and decision-making….” – [Alcohol and Intoxicants in Islam] – Muslim Bridges
  22. Jump up ….the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Whoever plays games of dice has disobeyed Allah and His Messenger.”….” – Al-Muwatta 52 2.6, See also Al-Muwatta 52 2.7
  23. Jump up to: 23.0 23.1 ….Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine….” – Sahih Muslim 28:5612, See also Al-Muwatta 52 2.7
  24. Jump up ….The messenger (Peace Be Upon him) asked:”Have you fermented it, even with one piece of ferment?” He (Gaber) said “yes” and he (Muhammad) drank….He answered that he had wine in a pot. Mohammed said: Pour me some to do ablution and he did….” – Sahih Muslim – Hadith #3753
  25. Jump up ….and gardens of vines and fields sown with corn, and palm trees…. Behold, verily in these things there are signs for those who understand!….” – Qur’an 13:4
  26. Jump up ….[in the Garden which the righteous are promised are] rivers of wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of honey pure and clear…..” – Qur’an 47:15
  27. Jump up Living Religions: An Encyclopaedia of the World’s Faiths, Mary Pat Fisher, 1997, page 338, I.B. Tauris Publishers,
  28. Jump up ….the humps of my two she-camels cut off and their flanks cut open and some portion of their livers was taken out. When I saw that state of my two she-camels, I could not help weeping. I asked, “Who has done this?” The people replied, “Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib….” – Sahih Bukhari 4:53:324
  29. Jump up ….Hamza looked at Allah’s Apostle and then he raised his eyes, looking at his knees, then he raised up his eyes looking at his umbilicus, and again he raised up his eyes look in at his face. Hamza then said, “Aren’t you but the slaves of my father?” Allah’s Apostle realized that he was drunk, so Allah’s Apostle retreated….” – Sahih Bukhari 4:53:324
  30. Jump up ….Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) gave a beating with palm branches and shoes [for drinking wine],….” – Sahih Muslim 17:4226
  31. Jump up ….Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him). He gave him forty stripes with two lashes…..” – Sahih Muslim 17:4226
  32. Jump up ….The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If he is intoxicated, flog him; again if he is intoxicated, flog him; again if he is intoxicated, flog him if he does it again a fourth time, kill him….” – Abu Dawud 38:4469
  33. Jump up ….Thereupon Abd al-Rahman b. Auf said: My opinion is that you fix it as the mildest punishment. Then ‘Umar inflicted eighty stripes…..” – Sahih Muslim 17:4228
  34. Jump up “Malaysian model seeks public flogging for drinking” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/08/20/malaysian-model-seeks-public-flogging-drinking.html.  – The Associated Press, August 20, 2009
  35. Jump up Prohibition
  36. Jump up “Catholic chef has a “really rough time in Dhaka’s central jail”” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15493&size=A.  – Asia News, June 11, 2009
  37. Jump up Questions about Apostasy (Blasphemy) – Al Sunna.org
  38. Jump up to: 38.0 38.1 Narrated ‘Ikrima: Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to ‘Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).’ I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'”” – Sahih Bukhari 9:84:57
  39. Jump up Narrated ‘Abdullah: Allah’s Apostle said, “The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims.”” – Sahih Bukhari 9:83:17
  40. Jump up Ali was informed about a group of Christians who had become Muslims and then became Christians again. Ali arrested them, summoned them before himself and enquired about the truth of the matter. They said: “We were Christians. Then we were offered the choice of remaining Christians or becoming Muslims. We chose Islam. But now it is our opinion that no religion is more excellent than our first religion. Therefore we have become Christians now.” Hearing this, Ali ordered these people to be executed and their children enslaved.” – Quoted from ““The Punishment of the Apostate According to Islamic Law” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.answering-islam.org/Hahn/Mawdudi/index.htm. “, by Abul Ala Maududi
  41. Jump up Mu’adh asked, “Who is this (man)?” Abu Muisa said, “He was a Jew and became a Muslim and then reverted back to Judaism.” Then Abu Muisa requested Mu’adh to sit down but Mu’adh said, “I will not sit down till he has been killed. This is the judgment of Allah and His Apostle (for such cases) and repeated it thrice. Then Abu Musa ordered that the man be killed, and he was killed. Abu Musa added, “Then we discussed the night prayers and one of us said, ‘I pray and sleep, and I hope that Allah will reward me for my sleep as well as for my prayers.” – Sahih Bukhari 9:84:58
  42. Jump up For further details, see: Qur’an, Hadith and Scholars:Apostasy
  43. Jump up Silas – “The Punishment for Apostasy from Islam/ Jurisprudence – E. Agreement of the Leading Mujtahids (Jurists)” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/apostasy.htm.  – Answering Islam
  44. Jump up ‘Abdurrahmani’l-Djaziri – “The Penalties for Apostasy in Islam According to the Four Schools of Islamic Law” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.light-of-life.com/eng/ilaw/l5721et1.htm%23p19.  – “The Case of the Female Apostate” (Pg. 19)
  45. Jump up ….So, on that day, Allah’s Apostle got up on the pulpit and complained about ‘Abdullah bin Ubai (bin Salul) before his companions, saying, ‘O you Muslims! Who will relieve me from that man who has hurt me with his evil statement about my family? By Allah, I know nothing except good about my family and they have blamed a man about whom I know nothing except good and he used never to enter my home except with me.’ Sad bin Mu’adh the brother of Banu ‘Abd Al-Ashhal got up and said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! I will relieve you from him….” – Sahih Bukhari 5:59:462
  46. Jump up ….The apostle said, “Who will deal with this rascal [Abu `Afak] for me?” Whereupon Salim b. Umayr, brother of B. Amr b. Auf, one of the “weepers”, went forth and killed him…..” – “Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq page 675
  47. Jump up ….Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Who would kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf as has harmed Allah and His Apostle? Muhammad bin Maslama (got up and) said, ‘I will kill him.’….” – Sahih Bukhari 3:45:687
  48. Jump up ….When the apostle heard what she had said he said, “Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter [Asma Bint Marwan]?” `Umayr b. `Adiy al-Khatmi who was with him heard him, and that very night he went to her house and killed her…..” – “Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq page 675, 676
  49. Jump up ….So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood…..” – Abu Dawud 38:4348
  50. Jump up “Eight Christians burned alive in Punjab” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15943&size=A.  – Asia News, August 2, 2009
  51. Jump up “Muslims burn 75 Christian homes and 2 churches in Punjab” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15941&size=A.  – Asia News, August 1, 2009
  52. Jump up 50 More Homes Burned in Gojra – Jubilee Campaign, August 5, 2009
  53. Jump up Murder of priest ‘religious revenge’“. Independent Online. 2006-02-08
  54. Jump up “JOURNALISM FOR INTEGRATION – THE MUHAMMAD CARTOONS” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.britannica.com/bps/additionalcontent/18/25734739/JOURNALISM-FOR-INTEGRATION-THE-MUHAMMAD-CARTOONS.  – Encyclopedia Britannica
  55. Jump up “Yale Removes Cartoons of Prophet Muhammad From Forthcoming Book, Citing Fears of Violence” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,547572,00.html.  – Fox News, September 08, 2009
  56. Jump up “Teddy teacher: Lawyer expects her to be pardoned after visit from British Muslim peers” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-498689/Teddy-teacher-Lawyer-expects-pardoned-visit-British-Muslim-peers.html.  – Mail Online, December 01, 2007
  57. Jump up “Jailed teddy row teacher appeals for tolerance” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120801/http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/nov/30/uk.schoolsworldwide.  – Allegra Stratton – Guardian, November 30, 2007
  58. Jump up “Calls in Sudan for Execution of British Teacher” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/world/africa/01sudan.html.  – The New York Times, November 30, 2007
  59. Jump up “Armed Mob Wants British Teacher Dead” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.newser.com/story/12982/armed-mob-wants-british-teacher-dead.html.  – Sam Gale Rosen – Newser, November 30, 2007
  60. Jump up Calls in Sudan for execution of Briton – Mohamed Osman – Associated Press, November 30, 2007
  61. Jump up Khartoum demo calls for teacher to be shot – Charles Onians – Agence France Press, 30 November 2007
  62. Jump up Dr. Koenraad Elst – “Afterword: The Rushdie Affair’s Legacy” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120710/http://koenraadelst.voiceofdharma.com/articles/misc/rushdie.html. 
  63. Jump up Pipes, (1990) p.169-171
  64. Jump up “Riverdale Press To Be Honored” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.nytimes.com/1989/05/09/arts/riverdale-press-to-be-honored.html.  – New York Times – Tuesday, May 9, 1989
  65. Jump up ”So when Our punishment came upon the people of Lut, We turned the city upside down and showered them with stones of baked clay, one after another.Qur’an 11:82
  66. Jump up IslamOnline.net – Death Fall as Punishment for Homosexuality
  67. Jump up See the chapter on “hudud” in Sharaya and Sharh Lum’a also al-Khu’i, Takmilah, p. 42-44.
  68. Jump up Abu Dawud 38:4447
  69. Jump up Sahih Bukhari 7:72:774
  70. Jump up Islam’s Love-Hate Relationship with Homosexuality – Serge Trifkovic – FrontPageMag, January 24, 2003
  71. Jump up WikiPedia – Homosexuality laws in Muslim countries
  72. Jump up to: 72.0 72.1 “The Iranian Letters – The New Dark Ages” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.iranian.com/Letters/1999/September/gay.html. 
  73. Jump up Malaysian State Legislature Passes Bill on Strict Islamic Criminal Code
  74. Jump up homosexuals in turkey: istanbul week for gay rights
  75. Jump up Iranian morals police arrest 230 in raid on ‘satanist’ rave“, Live Leak, August 6, 2007. 
  76. Jump up “Women detained for not wearing veil in Bangladesh” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.weeklyblitz.net/568/women-detained-for-not-wearing-veil-in-bangladesh.  – Special Correspondent – Weekly Blitz, March 3, 2010
  77. Jump up “Brit-Muslim leader forced to dress conservatively after receiving threatening calls” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://news.oneindia.in/2010/03/07/britmuslim-leader-forced-to-dress-conservativelya.html.  – Asia News International – oneindia.in, March 7, 2010
  78. Jump up Saudi Woman Gets 300 Lashes, Jail for Complaints, Group Says – Henry Meyer – BusinessWeek, March 3, 2010
  79. Jump up “Hamas Bans Men From Women’s Hair Salons” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,588027,00.html.  – Associated Press – Fox News, March 4, 2010
  80. Jump up “Somali Men Get 40 Lashes For Watching Pornography” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.newstimeafrica.com/archives/9386.  – Shafii Mohyaddin Abokar – Newstime Africa, December 1, 2009
  81. Jump up ….The Prophet forbade the acceptance of the price of a dog or blood, and also forbade the profession of tattooing, getting tattooed….” – Sahih Bukhari 3:34:299 See also Sahih Bukhari 3:34:440, Sahih Bukhari 7:72:829, and Sahih Bukhari 7:72:845
  82. Jump up Iran arrests 230 in raid on illegal rock concert“, ABC News (Australia), 4 August 2007. 
  83. Jump up “Music is Haram” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.themuslimwoman.com/beware/MusicisHaram.htm.  – The Muslim Women
  84. Jump up to: 84.0 84.1 “Music” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.islamicawakening.com/viewarticle.php?articleID=312.  – Shariffa Carlo – Islam Awakening
  85. Jump up ….innocent singing, unaccompanied by musical instruments other than the daff(small hand drum) is permissible are specified in the Sunnah. These are: 1) Jihaad. During jihad and other struggles in the way of Allah, battle songs are of great moral and spiritual benefit to the fighters….” – “Music – BEATING THE DUFF” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://islamicarticles.wordpress.com/music/.  – Islamic Articles
  86. Jump up ….What is mustahabb (recommended) is to beat on the daff [simple hand drum] at weddings. This is mustahabb for women only, in order to announce the wedding and to distinguish it from fornication….As for men, it is not permissible for them to play any kind of musical instrument, whether at weddings or on any other occasion….” – “Music – BEATING THE DUFF” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://islamicarticles.wordpress.com/music/.  – Islamic Articles
  87. Jump up ….According to the Sunnah, females can sing and beat the duff on the two ‘Eids (specific Muslim celebrations) and to announce a Muslim wedding amongst themselves, and their voices shouldn’t be raised loud enough or near enough to be heard by the men.” – “Music – BEATING THE DUFF” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://islamicarticles.wordpress.com/music/.  – Islamic Articles
  88. Jump up “Ruling on music, singing and dancing – Fatwa No. 5000” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/5000/music.  – Islam Q&A
  89. Jump up Sahih Bukhari 7:69:494v
  90. Jump up ….The companions unanimously agreed upon the prohibition of music and song but allowed particular exceptions specified by the authentic sunnah….Also, the four Khalifas, the fuqahaa among the saahabah such as Ibin Abaas, Ibin Umar, and Jaabir bin Abdullah as well as the general body of saahabah.” – Al Qurtubi’s Tafseer, vol 14, pp51-52, and Al-Aaloosi’s Tafseer, Roohul Ma’aani, vol. 21, pp. 66-68)
  91. Jump up ….We were with Masruq at the house of Yasar bin Numair. Masruq saw pictures on his terrace and said, “I heard ‘Abdullah saying that he heard the Prophet saying, “‘The people who will receive the severest punishment from Allah will be the picture makers.”….” – Sahih Bukhari 7:72:834
  92. Jump up ….I am going to narrate to you what I heard from Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him). I heard him say: All the painters who make pictures would be in the fire of Hell. The soul will be breathed in every picture prepared by him and it shall punish him in the Hell….” – Sahih Muslim 24:5272
  93. Jump up ….Fatimah said to Ali: Follow him [Muhammad] and see what turned him back. I (Ali) followed him and asked: What turned you back, Apostle of Allah? He replied: It is not fitting for me or for any Prophet to enter a house which is decorated….” – Abu Dawud 27:3746
  94. Jump up ….I came to ‘A’isha and said to her: This is a news that I have received that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) had said: Angels do not enter the house in which there is a picture or a dog,….” – Sahih Muslim 24:5254
  95. Jump up ….Narrated ‘Aisha (the wife of the Prophet): I bought a cushion having pictures on it. When Allah’s Apostle saw it, he stopped at the gate and did not enter….” – Sahih Bukhari 7:72:844
  96. Jump up ….I noticed the signs of hatred (for that) on his face! I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I turn to Allah and His Apostle in repentance! What sin have I committed?” He said, “What about this cushion?”….” – Sahih Bukhari 7:72:844
  97. Jump up ….I took a carpet and screened the door with it. When he (the Holy Prophet) came back he saw that carpet and I perceived signs of disapproval on his face. He pulled it until it was torn or it was cut (into pieces)….” – Sahih Muslim 24:5254
  98. Jump up “The censorship of music in Afghanistan” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120630/http://www.rawa.org/music.htm.  – RAWA, April 24, 2001
  99. Jump up A Profile On Bamyan Civilization – Ishaq Mohammadi
  100. Jump up “Muslim cleric: Some wives need to be beaten” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40276.  – WorldNetDaily, September 03, 2004
  101. Jump up ….and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them….” – Qur’an 4:34
  102. Jump up ….you should give her food when you eat, clothe her when you clothe yourself, do not strike her on the face….” – Abu Dawud 11:2137
  103. Jump up ….that you should not break her bones or leave a bruise….” – al-Tabari, 5:68-69
  104. Jump up …. The Prophet said, “None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day.”” – Sahih Bukhari 7:62:132
  105. Jump up “…so when Allah’s Apostle came, ‘Aisha said, “I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!”…” – Sahih Bukhari 7:72:715
  106. Jump up The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.” – Abu Dawud 11:2142
  107. Jump up ….Abu Bakr (Allah be pleased with him) then got up went to ‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) and slapped her on the neck, and ‘Umar stood up before Hafsa and slapped her saying: You ask Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) which he does not possess….” – Sahih Bukhari 1:7:330
  108. Jump up …He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?…” – Sahih Muslim 4:2127
  109. Jump up “Afghan women hiding for their lives” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/09/23/afghanistan.women.abuse/index.html.  – CNN
  110. Jump up “PAKISTAN: Domestic violence endemic, but awareness slowly rising” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.stopvaw.org/PAKISTAN_Domestic_violence_endemic_but_awareness_slowly_rising.html.  – The Advocates for Human Rights
  111. Jump up http://www.toplumpostasi.net/index.php/cat/9/news/9633/PageName/English
  112. Jump up to: 112.0 112.1 112.2 112.3 “Don’t “play” with Islamic law, Iranian women told” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSDAH44354320070704. “, Reuters, Jul 4, 2007
  113. Jump up ….Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion.”….” – Sahih Bukhari 1:6:301
  114. Jump up ….Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s Apostle ?”….” – Sahih Bukhari 1:6:301
  115. Jump up [Islam: Women are “deficient in intelligence” (video)] – MEMRI
  116. Jump up His Lord called out to him: Adam, is it from Me that you are fleeing? Adam replied: No, my Lord, but I feel shame before You. When God asked what had caused his trouble, he replied: Eve, My Lord. Whereupon God said: Now it is My obligation to make her bleed once every month, as she made this tree bleed. I also must make her stupid, although I created her intelligent (halimah), and must make her suffer pregnancy. Ibn Zayd continued: Were it not for the affliction that affected Eve, the women of this world wound not menstruate, and they would be intelligent and, when pregnant, give birth easily.” – Al-Tabari 1:280
  117. Jump up ….When the Prophet heard the news that the people of the Persia had made the daughter of Khosrau their Queen (ruler), he said, “Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler.”….” – Sahih Bukhari 9:88:219
  118. Jump up “…it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible (N:i.e. when the purpose of lying is to circumvent someone who is preventing one from doing something permissible), and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory…” – Reliance of the Traveler, p. 746 – 8.2
  119. Jump up A Muslim does not have to maintain his oath (faith) as long as what’s in his heart is true” – Qur’an 2:225
  120. Jump up 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
  121. Jump up Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith – but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty.” – Qur’an 16:106
  122. Jump up (unless you indeed fear a danger from them) meaning, except those believers who in some areas or times fear for their safety from the disbelievers. In this case, such believers are allowed to show friendship to the disbelievers outwardly, but never inwardly. For instance, Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Ad-Darda’ said, “We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them. Al-Bukhari said that Al-Hasan said, “The Tuqyah is allowed until the Day of Resurre ction. Allah said,” – The Prohibition of Supporting the Disbelievers – Tafsir Ibn Kathir
  123. Jump up Let not the believers take the disbelievers as patrons, rather than, that is, instead of, the believers — for whoever does that, that is, [whoever] takes them as patrons, does not belong to, the religion of, God in anyway — unless you protect yourselves against them, as a safeguard (tuqātan, ‘as a safeguard’, is the verbal noun from taqiyyatan), that is to say, [unless] you fear something, in which case you may show patronage to them through words, but not in your hearts: this was before the hegemony of Islam and [the dispensation] applies to any individual residing in a land with no say in it.” – Tafsir al-Jalalayn – Tafsir Al-Suyuti
  124. Jump up Virani, Shafique. The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation (New York: Oxford University Press), 2007, p.48.
  125. Jump up Abu Musa al-Ash’ari reported: I came to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) along with a group of Ash’arites requesting to give us a mount. He (the Holy Prophet) said: By Allah, I cannot provide you with a mount, and there is nothing with me which I should give you as a ride. He (the narrator) said: We stayed there as long as Allah willed. Then there were brought to him (to the Holy Prophet) camels. He (the Holy Prophet) then ordered to give us three white humped camels, We started and said (or some of us said to the others): Allah will not bless us. We came to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) begging him to provide us with riding camels. He swore that he could not provide us with a mount, but later on he provided us with that. They (some of the Prophet’s Companions) came and informed him about this (rankling of theirs), whereupon he said: It was not I who provided you with a mount, but Allah has provided you with that. So far as I am concerned, by Allah, if He so wills, I would not swear, but if, later on, I would see better than it, I (would break the vow) and expiate it and do that which is better.” – Sahih Muslim 15:4044
  126. Jump up Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Samura: The Prophet said, “O ‘Abdur-Rahman! Do not seek to be a ruler, for if you are given authority on your demand then you will be held responsible for it, but if you are given it without asking (for it), then you will be helped (by Allah) in it. If you ever take an oath to do something and later on you find that something else is better, then you should expiate your oath and do what is better.” – Sahih Bukhari 9:89:260
  127. Jump up Muhammad permitted a Muslim to “say what he likes” i.e. to lie in order to kill Ka’b ibn al-Ashraf, a Jewish poet who wrote an anti-Muslim poem which offended him. This is a clear case of Lying endorsed by the prophet in order to achieve the objectives of Islam, therefore Muslims are permitted to lie and kill in defense of Muhammad, his character and Islam. Sahih Bukhari 4:52:271, and Sahih Bukhari 5:59:369
  128. Jump up Harun Yahya includes Al-Makir in his listing of Allah’s 99 names (Names of Allah/ No. 16 (Al-Makir)). He in this instance mistranslates it to mean “Planner”, but more correctly translates the same word in the same verse elsewhere on his site (The School of Yusuf – Harun Yahya). Lane’s Lexicon for Makr and the Hans Wehr dictionary both confirm the meaning of the term to be “Deceiver”.
  129. Jump up Qur’an 3:54: “And they cheated/deceived and God cheated/deceived, and God (is) the best (of) the cheaters/deceivers.” – 3. Ali-Imran – The Family Of ‘Imran (سورة آل عمران) – Revealed in Madinah (English: Literal) – IslamicNature, accessed August 25, 2011
  130. Jump up Qur’an 7:99: “Did they secure God’s scheme/deceit ? So no(one) trusts God’s scheme/deceit except the nation the losers.” – 7. Al-A’raf – The Heights (سورة الأعراف) – Revealed in Makkah (English: Literal) – IslamicNature, accessed August 25, 2011
  131. Jump up Qur’an 8:30: “And when those who disbelieved deceive/scheme at you to affix/affirm you, or kill you, or bring you out, and they scheme/deceive , and God deceives/schemes and God (is) best (of) the deceivers/schemers.” – 8. Al-Anfal – Spoils Of War (سورة الأنفال) – Revealed in Madinah (English: Literal) – IslamicNature, accessed August 25, 2011
  132. Jump up Qur’an 10:21: “And if We made the people taste/experience mercy from after calamity/disastrous distress touched them, then for them (is) cheatery/deceit/schemes in Our verses/evidences . Say: “God (is) quicker/faster (in) cunning/scheming , that Our messengers write what you cheat/ deceive/scheme.” – 10. Yunus – Jonah (سورة يونس) – Revealed in Makkah (English: Literal) – IslamicNature, accessed August 25, 2011
  133. Jump up Qur’an 13:42: “And those from before them had cheated/deceived/schemed, so to God (is) all the cheatery/deceit/scheme. He knows what every self gains/acquires , and the disbelievers will know to whom (is) the house’s/home’s end/turn (result).” – 13. Ar-Ra’d – The Thunder (سورة الرعد) – Revealed in Makkah (English: Literal) – IslamicNature, accessed August 25, 2011
  134. Jump up When Allah showed them to you in your dream as few; and if He had shown them to you as many you would certainly have become weak-hearted and you would have disputed about the matter, but Allah saved (you); surely He is the Knower of what is in the breasts. And when He showed them to you, when you met, as few in your eyes and He made you to appear little in their eyes, in order that Allah might bring about a matter which was to be done, and to Allah are all affairs returned.” – Qur’an 8:43-44
  135. Jump up And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the messenger of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.” – Qur’an 4:157-158
  136. Jump up and those who never had menses, their prescribed period is three months before puberty, which indicates that giving her into marriage before puberty is permissible.” – “Hadith in Arabic from Al-Islam.com” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://hadith.al-islam.com/display/Display.asp?Doc=0&Rec=7644. 
  137. Jump up ….the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old….” – Sahih Bukhari 7:62:64
  138. Jump up ….Dr Muhsin Khan in the official text published in Islamic University – Al-Medina Al-Munauwara, Saudi Arabia says in two related ahadith that Aisha had not reached puberty when she was 15 years old….” – Pedophilia Revisited
  139. Jump up ….The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for ‘Aisha’s hand in marriage. Abu Bakr said “But I am your brother.”….” – Sahih Bukhari 7:62:18
  140. Jump up ….You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said to him, ‘Uncover (her),’ and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), ‘If this is from Allah, then it must happen…..” – Sahih Bukhari 9:87:140
  141. Jump up “America Magazine: Child Marriage in Afghanistan and Pakistan, by Andrew Bushell; March 11, 2002” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=1631. 
  142. Jump up “Americans For UNFPA: Virtual Slavery: The Practice of “Compensation Marriages” by Net Community of AfUNFPA; last retrieved Monday, 08 December 2008” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.americansforunfpa.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=630. 
  143. Jump up “Ten-fold rise in forced marriages in just four years” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196955/Ten-fold-rise-forced-marriages-just-years.html.  – The Daily Mail July 2, 2009
  144. Jump up Christine Vendel – Man charged with statutory rape in ‘marriage’ to 14-year-old girl – The Kansas City Star, November 8, 2009
  145. Jump up ….I married a virgin woman in her veil. When I entered upon her, I found her pregnant. (I mentioned this to the Prophet). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: She will get the dower, for you made her vagina lawful for you. The child will be your slave….” – Abu Dawud 11:2126
  146. Jump up Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan’s “affirmation of slavery” was found on page 24 of “Taming a Neo-Qutubite Fanatic Part 1” when accessed on February 17, 2007 http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/downloads/pdf/GRV07000
  147. Jump up “Slavery in Islam: Chapter 5” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://answering-islam.org./BehindVeil/btv5.html.  – Answering Islam
  148. Jump up “Zad al-Ma’ad” by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya Part 1, Pages 114-116
  149. Jump up “Zad al-Ma’ad” by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya Part 1, Pages 114-116
  150. Jump up ….Waqidi has informed us that Abu Bakr has narrated that the messenger of Allah (PBUH) had sexual intercourse with Mariyyah [his Coptic slave] in the house of Hafsah….” – Tabaqat v. 8 p. 223 Publisher Entesharat-e Farhang va Andisheh Tehran 1382 solar h ( 2003) Translator Dr. Mohammad Mahdavi Damghan
  151. Jump up ….Allah’s Apostle sent someone to a woman telling her to “Order her slave, carpenter, to prepare a wooden pulpit for him to sit on.”….” – Sahih Bukhari 1:8:439
  152. Jump up ….”Do you know, O Allah’s Apostle, that I [Maimuna bint Al-Harith] have manumitted my slave-girl?” He said, “Have you really?” She replied in the affirmative. He said, “You would have got more reward if you had given her (i.e. the slave-girl) to one of your maternal uncles.” – Sahih Bukhari 3:47:765
  153. Jump up ….Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Sell him to me. And he bought him for two black slaves,….” – Sahih Muslim 10:3901
  154. Jump up Brunschvig. ‘Abd; Encyclopedia of Islam
  155. Jump up Nick Meo – Half a million African slaves are at the heart of Mauritania’s presidential election – Telegraph, July 12, 2009
  156. Jump up E. Benjamin Skinner – Pakistan’s Forgotten Plight: Modern-Day Slavery – TIME, October 27, 2009
  157. Jump up Jamal al-Jaberi – ‘Slaves’ in impoverished Yemen still dream of freedom – AFP, July 20, 2010
  158. Jump up Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean; the Barbary Coast and Italy 1500 – 1800, by Robert Davis, Palgrave MacMillan, 2004
  159. Jump up The Scourge of Slavery – Christian Action, 2004 Vol 4
  160. Jump up Islam’s Black Slaves, by Ronald Segal, Farrar, New York, 2001
  161. Jump up “Fasting and Tafsir of Ma’ariful Qur’an” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120904/http://www.haqislam.org/fasting-in-quran/.  – Haq Islam
  162. Jump up Psychosomatic Medicine 2000 Mar-Apr 62:2 280-5 (pdf)
  163. Jump up “Productivity and Self-Discipline in Ramadan” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=101889&d=30&m=9&y=2007. 
  164. Jump up Ramadan saw rise in violent domestic crimes – Daily News, Egypt
  165. Jump up “4 Gold Shop Robbers Killed, 2 Caught During Police Raids Across the City” (archived from the original), http://archive.is/20120915/http://thejakartaglobe.com/home/4-gold-shop-robbers-killed-2-caught-during-police-raids-across-the-city/326794. 
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Huffington Post calls on Christians to recognize Muhammad as a prophet, a post from Jihad Watch with, as always, some juicy comments

The Huffington Post, in publishing Craig Considine and now this from Ian Mevorach, illustrates what happens to Leftists when they ally with Islamic supremacists: they fall completely under their sway and begin to proselytize for Islam.

Writes Mevorach: “I do not have space in this article to explore the many Qur’anic verses directly addressed to Christians, but if we were to receive them our religion would be transformed for the better and would come into balance with Judaism and Islam.”

So apparently the problem in the world today is Christianity, in being out of “balance” with Judaism and Islam, and that “balance” can be restored or attained by encouraging Christians to “receive” the “many Qur’anic verses directly addressed to Christians.” But Mevorach, a cramped man, does “not have space” to “explore” those many verses. Mr. Mevorach, I am happy to help. Here are the principal Qur’an verses regarding Christians:

Jesus is not the Son of God, belief in the Trinity is “excess”: “O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, ‘Three’; desist — it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.” — Qur’an 4:171“It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.” — Qur’an 19:35

Jesus was not crucified: “And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger — they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.” — Qur’an 4:157

Those who believe in the divinity of Christ are “disbelievers”: “They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary.” — Qur’an 5:17

Christians “forgot a good part” of the divine revelations they received: “From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the day of judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done.” — Qur’an 5:14

Muslims should not take Jews or Christians as friends: “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” — Qur’an 5:51

Those who believe that Jesus is God’s Son are accursed: “The Jews call Ezra a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; 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

Christians who do not become Muslims “are the most vile of created beings”: “Nor did those who were given the Scripture become divided until after there had come to them clear evidence. And they were not commanded except to worship Allah, sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah. And that is the correct religion. Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the most vile of created beings.” — Qur’an 98:6

Jesus’ mission was to proclaim the coming of Muhammad: “And when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, ‘O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.’ But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, ‘This is obvious magic.’” — Qur’an 61:6

Muslims must fight against and subjugate Christians: “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

Ian Mevorach and the Huffington Post thus contend that if Christians deny the divinity of Christ and the crucifixion (and hence also the resurrection and redemption) and accept that those who hold such doctrines are under a divine curse and must be warred against and subjugated, their “religion would be transformed for the better.” That’s how deep the cultural rot goes today.

Ian Mevorach

“Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam,” by Ian Mevorach (“Theologian, minister, ethicist, and activist; co-founder of Common Street Spiritual Center”), Huffington Post, April 25, 2016 (thanks to Steve):

…In the history of Christianity, all of the negative terms in 1 John 4:1-6 have been used against Muhammad. He has been identified with “the Spirit of Anti-Christ” and the “Spirit of Error.” However, the time has come for Christians to recognize how wrong we have been in these assessments and to correct the record by affirmatively identifying Muhammad with “the Spirit of Truth.”

When we look at Islam as a world religion, and see that 1.6 billion people and growing are following in the way of Muhammad, the time has surely come to recognize him as a prophet. If Muhammad is not a prophet, who is? It is understandable, really, that so many Christians have been defensive and have reacted negatively to Islam. That kind of group-ego, fear-based response is part of human nature. However, it is absurd for us to continue to see Muhammad as a heretical Christian or false prophet given that Islam has lasted for nearly 1,400 years, has supported monumental cultural, spiritual, artistic, political, moral, and intellectual achievements, and has a tremendous and vibrant global following.

There is no better candidate than Muhammad, no one in fact that comes even close, in terms of fulfilling Jesus’s promise of the Spirit of Truth who would bring forth a new revelation from God. I do not have space in this article to explore the many Qur’anic verses directly addressed to Christians, but if we were to receive them our religion would be transformed for the better and would come into balance with Judaism and Islam.

Jesus knew it would be difficult for us to accept his guidance from another source. But he did not want our fear of the apparent otherness of the Prophet Muhammad and the Qur’an to separate us from the Way, the Truth, and the Life; that is, the Word of God. This is why he spoke to the disciples reassuringly about the Spirit of Truth, saying, “he will glorify me”; and, for the same reason, he emphasized the unity of his teaching with the revelations to come, twice repeating the promise, “he will take what is mine and declare it to you” (John 16:14-15, NRSV). Based on the promises of Jesus, Christians can encounter the Qur’an without fear, knowing that it is a revelation which glorifies Jesus and, in a spiritual sense, is from him….

COMMENTS

  1. Ross A Lloyd says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Huffington post can shove that BS fair up where the sun don’t shine. Mohammed was a very clever criminal who worked out a scam for legitimising all of his preferred criminal vices…

    • mortimer says

      May 16, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Mohammed’s amoral character is the greatest liability to the acceptance of Islam or to Mohammed’s recognition as a valid prophet.

      The five oldest and most trusted Islamic source texts don’t portray Mohammed as a ‘superior being’ or even vaguely‘the mercy of God among mankind’. Islam’s foundational source texts reveal that he was a plagiarist, a con artist, a highwayman, a liar, an assassin, a pedophile, a shameless womanizer, a promiscuous, cheating husband, a rapist, an enslaver, a genocidal mass murderer, a desert pirate, a psychopathic warmonger, an anti-Semite, an intolerant bigot, a spineless coward, and a calculating, ruthless tyrant.

      The portrait of Mohammed is certainly not the character profile of the saintly founder of a true religion, but that of an amoral cultist, a malignant narcissist and a scheming politician.

    • خَليفة says

      May 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Mohammed was a disciple of Satan.

      Mohammed cannot be prophet of Yahweh as he does not fulfill the prophetical requirements mentioned in the bible.

      http://www.prophecyhelps101.com/rich_text_3.html

      To any Muslim reader – you can ask your imam about prophetical requirements, but be warned,
      your imam CAN, and DOES use
      takiyya, tawriya, kitman and muruna
      on you as readily as he would on any kafir.

      • Rev g says

        May 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm

        Correct! Similarly, Isa (quranic Jesus), would be a false prophet.
        Islam glorifies false prophets, further underscoring it’s dark nature.

  2. Susan B says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

    So now we are to say a man who hated females and was a rapist of a child and female captives is a prophet. A man who was a brutal warlord is a prophet. Do any of theses idiots actually read the koran or do they believe what muslims tell them. There is no proof, none whatsoever, that mohammad was a prophet and no person with a conscience would make him one. Really, Hitler would make a better prophet than mohammad. Both Hitler and mohammad hated the jews, a match made in hell.

    • Custos Custodum says

      May 16, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      LOOK CLOSELY at the photograph of a smiling Ian Mevorach, if you have a strong stomach.

      Would you buy a used car from this paragon of post-Christian virtuosity? (Virtue is for rubes.) Would you trust him to drive your kids to school? Do you think he declared ALL his income and paid all his taxes? Do you think he is faithful to his wife or partner?

  3. TheDane says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:21 am

    May Huffington Post go down! MoHammed was a demon-possessed Pedophile, and he worked for satan. Same as you guys: When you are against Christ, you are for Satan and Antichrist.

    I don’t recognize anything that comes from the perverse and evil submission-ideology.

    • john spielman says

      May 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

      actually muhammed pbuh * self professed demon possessed mass murderer thief liar misogynist necrophiliac and pedophile pervert who was also a FALSE prophet according to the statements of St Paul in the Bible. and the Islamic concept god (allah) is actually SATAN of the Bible

      pbuh* – perpetual banishment unto hell!

    • Alexius Comnenus says

      May 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Your are a real Christian and a good follower of our Lord Jesus Christ.
      You said it in plain English what islam is.
      Thanks and God bless you.

    • Fessitude says

      May 16, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      He’s following Islamic tradition (or at least an Islamic taqiyya dawa ploy) which reinterprets the Paraclete of the Gospel of John — which has always been interpreted by Christians as referring to the Holy Spirit — as a foretelling of Mohammed.

      In looking it up just now, I was reminded that Paraclete means “Comforter”. The verb from which the noun comes (and the abstract noun form) is also mentioned in the second letter to the Corinthians:

      “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort (paraklesis), who comforts (parakaleo) us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort (parakaleo) those in any trouble with the comfort (paraklesis) with which we ourselves are comforted (parakaleo) of God.”
      2 Corinthians 1:3-4

      This in turn reminded me of a line of thought I’ve meditated upon (“meditation” in the medieval sense, of thinking deeply and carefully about something), a kind of thought experiment that explores (but not in the Mevorachian sense) the nature of Islam as an expression of Satan — even as his masterpiece effort at getting back at God. In this framework, I’ve noted how Islam turns everything good upside down and inside out; a staple of Satan in the lore about him.

      On this basis, I asked myself, what is the opposite of terror? It suddenly hit me: The opposite of terror is Comfort! Thus, Satan, in feverishly cobbling together his Anti-Gospel, took the Paraclete — the Comforter promised by Christ — and turned it into Mohammed — the Terrorist.

      And then, true to form, Satan inculcates a culture of upside-down and inside-out mischief that out-Orwells Orwellianism, through the chutzpah (how do you say that in Arabic…?) of brazenly claiming opposites: War is Peace, Hate is Love, Civil War & Chaos are Law, Sex Slavery & Pedophila are Marriage, Hell is Paradise, Satan is God, Mohammed is the Comforter…

      Along with this madness & mendacity that has been traumatizing the West for 1400 years, we now have the majority of Westerners in their politically correct, multiculturalist amnesia about Islam (as opposed to an Islamnesia we should be collectively cultivating), bending over backward to “respect” Islam as the oil-up-the-sphincter preparation to receive their former — and future — Masters up our collective asshole.

      For more on Islamnesia, see: Western Amnesia and Islamnesia
      http://hesperado.blogspot.com/2010/01/western-amnesia.html

      • Fessitude says

        May 16, 2016 at 2:57 pm

        Note: the “former” Masters in my meditation above refers to the dhimmitude that, like a spreading gangrene, penetrated and overtook large chunks of the Body of the West for centuries. This would be distinct from, but perhaps psychoculturally dovetailing with, the protracted terror & trauma inflicted by Mohammedans upon the West for a good millennium (until the West, by its own talents & genius, pulled itself up by its own bootstraps so spectacularly it was able to stride over most of the Muslim world in Colonialism) — a millennial era of terror & trauma that then morphed into collective Amnesia suppressing a collective PTSD about our former Terrorizers; and that in turn morphing into the mass neurosis of Politically Correct Multi-Culturalism we suffer under today.

  4. munchenfez says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Wow, and it is not even April 1st.Why do I feel as if I have crossed into a parallel universe of topsy turviness…

    • Shmooviyet says

      May 16, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Reading a load of HuffPo ‘activist’ dhimmi gobbledygook often has that effect.

      I’m reminded of the taste of a pre-surgical, orange/bubblegum-flavored barium concoction.
      Blecchhh.

    • Eagle says

      May 16, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Ren, I am with you. Muhammad is a phony, a false prophet. A cult leader, the reason all these musheads are destroying every God given wonderful thing this world has to offer. Those that follow this cult leader are sick, mentally ill inbreeds. This includes the mushead leader of the United States. God Bless America as his term is almost over..

      • Randy says

        May 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm

        Your god would bless America with the abuse and persecution suffered by the native people’s at the hands of these god fearing people who stole and occupy their lands to this day. Canada should ban the Christian church and their crap

        • kilfincelt says

          May 16, 2016 at 4:40 pm

          Got some news for you! Muslims pillaged and killed their way across the Middle East, Persia, India, the countries of North Africa, and Islamic Spain. They did the same thing in the Balkans and eastern Europe. They enslaved millions of every race, including blacks and the native populations. They acted as middlemen in bringing slaves to the Americas. They enslave people to this day. As for their great culture, most of it was the result of the conquered rather than Muslims. The Great Umayyad Mosque of Damascus, the al-Aqsa Mosque of Jerusalem and the Amran Mosque of Cairo were all built by Greek architects, because, apparently, the Arabs were terrible builders. (See pg. 79 in “The Myth of Andalusian Spain: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain” by Dario Fernandez-Morera, an associate professor in the Spanish and Portuguese Dept. at Northwestern University.) “They tore down many others (Greek basilicas and churches) to use their superior construction materials, including marble, gold, and silver (traditional Arabic architecture used poor construction materials such as plaster, wood, and brick, evident in Andalusian palaces such as the Alhambra, and this is one of the reasons why Ibn Khaldun claimed that the constructions of the Arabs were not solidly built and quickly fell into ruins). The only reason that the Alhambra is still standing is because it was built by Christian slave labor.

  5. Richard Paulsen says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Democracies in balance with theocracies? Better theocracies being changed into democracies. Then all problems between theocracies and democracies will wane and the world will be better. There is no other way.
    How will muslims manage without Christians? Where to escape when there are too many muslims and a majority muslim men in Europe and a life there like in countries where islam rules now?
    No one escaping from Europe to islamic countries now. Why? Becaause life is better so far in Europe.

    • RonaldB says

      May 16, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      “Robert, challenge this insane man…”

      Naw…
      Google Ian Mevorach. He’s the head of his own group that has about 25 tree-huggers and drum-beaters. He’s managed to snare a few more confused followers, such as Rabbi Katy Z Allen, another tree-hugger with a rabbi certificate.

      http://www.commonstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/community-drumming-picture.jpg

      These people are on the fringes of even the interfaith-friendly, hard-left religious orders like the United Methodist Church and Church of Christ.

      But, he does represent the ultimate logic of the interfaith movement. As described in Stephen Coughlin’s “Catastrophic Failure”, the interfaith movement mandates finding the common features of different religions. This philosophy is explicitly used by Islamists to compromise and transform Jews and Christians stupid enough to get involved with their program.

      The fact is, Judaism and Christianity, Christianity and Islam, and atheism and either of the other 3, are mutually-exclusive and incompatible. I as an atheist can have Jewish, Christian, or Muslim friends, but it would be insane to get together with them on “Common theological basis of atheism and Christianity”. I can meet them as friends, or even ask about their beliefs, but cannot logically try to reconcile my beliefs with theirs.

      The Muslims specifically use the interfaith movement to pave the way for Islam. The muddle-headed practitioners of interfaith can’t quite conceive that they are being consciously manipulated, so they seek a common ground by moving their own positions. The Muslims are not about to move theirs.

  6. Mo says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:34 am

    “Huffington Post calls on Christians to recognize Muhammad as a prophet”

    Get lost, HuffPo. What kind of person recognizes a warlord, terrorist, murderer, sex slave owner and child rapist as a prophet?

    I don’t want to read this whole thing because I will be tempted to comment and I can’t on HP because I no longer have Facebook. How these liberals sicken me! These bigots LOATHE Christianity. They denigrate it any chance they get. But now they are shilling for Islam? You know, that religion whose followers would happily murder THEM, along with anyone else? Why don’t liberals just move to Islamic countries if they love this death cult so much? They enrage me!

    As to this bit:

    “In the history of Christianity, all of the negative terms in 1 John 4:1-6 have been used against Muhammad. ”

    Gee, maybe because it fits?

    Islam is the most anti-Christian religion on the face of the earth. It EXPLICITLY denies the most important tenets of Christianity, including the deity, death and resurrection of Christ, even to the point where it’s the worst sin to say that God has a son.

    What’s most maddening is that these liberals mock the Bible (a book they’ve never read) any chance they get… until they want to use it to make some point.

    The hypocrisy of these liberals never ceases to amaze me.

    • Fessitude says

      May 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      “Islam is the most anti-Christian religion on the face of the earth. It EXPLICITLY denies the most important tenets of Christianity…”

      Islam doesn’t just explicitly deny the central tenets of Christianity; it goes further to declare those tenets capital crimes worse than murder. That — plus the military & para-military culture of Islam — pushes it over the edge from just another flaky cult into a dangerous seditious organization.

      Then when we factor in the concrete data of what Muslims have been doing and what worse things they are planning for us, we see they are waging a world war against us.

      Then, a little brushing up on history will inform us further: the world war which Muslims are waging against us now, they have been waging against us for 1,400 years. It is the Longest War (shouldn’t Time-Life get on that and produce a series of books about it, followed by a PBS special…?)

      Then, finally, when we educate ourselves about taqiyya — not only the doctrine and the culture of it in Islam, but also the concrete instances of it we have seen and reported over the years, including the devastating fact of the False Moderate (the friendly, smiling, cooperating, assimilating Muslim who would even fool many in the Counter-Jihad, later turning out to be an aider-and-abetter of violent jihad) — the horrible, catastrophic realization dawns on us that there is no Muslim demographic we can count on as not our enemy.

  7. celticwarriorcanada says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:36 am

    The Huffington Post calls upon all Christians to apostatize and deny The Doctrine of The Trinity, The Deity of Jesus Christ, His Sacrificial Atonement for Sin , all Christian Creeds etc ! Welcome to the wonderful world of antichrist , hope you enjoy the Ride ! The False Prophet Mohammad will be your Pilot, Conductor and Guide on your Tour STRAIGHT TO HELL !!!

    • Fessitude says

      May 16, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Perhaps Ian Mevorach is hoping his future Masters will remember his loyalty to their cause and make him a special Dhimmi Pet — treat him a little better than his Christian brothers and sisters enslaved all around him (when not tortured and/or slaughtered). Sort of a dhimmi version of the Kapo.

  8. Chatillon says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Oh for crying out loud! This Mevorach fellow is a MINISTER? A minister of WHAT exactly?

    The media are being used to snowplow the fringes of public opinion into the median the purpose of which is to clog, confuse and obscure the normal course of civilization.

    • Fessitude says

      May 16, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      There are, unfortunately, millions of Christians throughout the West of all denominations whose hearts and minds are infected with various forms of politically correct multi-culturalist interfaith Kumbaya nonsense. The sad fact is that Minister Mevorach is not uncommon.

  9. MP says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:38 am

    If Muhammad is to be recognized for something it is not for being a prophet how about what the truth. He was a Pedophile, Murderer, War Monger, Promoted Slavery, I hardly believe these are the qualities of a true Prophet

  10. wayney says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

    nut cases this is y people move away from religion not only Christian but most certainly
    I-slam—u what a mess but the time is coming not long I think before OBUMMA leaves orfice if he will vacate with no hard feelings but I NOT THINK SO YANKS (BEWARE) smiles

  11. Frank says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Someone should make a follow up post that says: Christian Call On Huntington Post To Recognize The Bibles Qualifications For A Prophet…

    With a little Biblical due diligence Huntington could of just squashed this one.

  12. Angemon says

    May 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

    When we look at Islam as a world religion, and see that 1.6 billion people and growing are following in the way of Muhammad, the time has surely come to recognize him as a prophet.

    Funny how the law of large numbers only works one way. 2+ billion people in the world believe that Jesus Christ was the last of the messengers of God, thus precluding muhammad from being a prophet. Worldwide, 5+ billion of people don’t consider muhammad as a prophet. As for the “and growing” bit, are they growing because non-muslim people go through a detailed, decades-long study of all of the world’s religions and conclude that islam is the one true religion or is it because overall muslim families, being dirt poor, have more kids than non-muslim families and indoctrinate them into islam?

    • Jay Boo says

      May 16, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Huff Po will try to use false equivalence of saying that since Islam recognizes Jesus as a prophet that Christians are obligated to do the same while ignoring that the only reason the habitual liar Muhammad chose to name-drop and include others in his co-prophet status was as an attempt to boost his own flimsy credibility.

  13. waterdog says

    May 16, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Muhammad is a prophet and Jesus did mention him. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” Matt 7:15.

  14. Seth Phillips says

    May 16, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Jesus was asked, “What do I need to do to get eternal life?”. He responded by saying, “You know the commandments.” “Which ones?”, the man asked. Jesus started quoting the 10 commandments, and added the pivotal “you must love your neighbor as your yourself”. One of the 10 commandments that was the pillar of true worship as instituted through the word of God by the hand of Moses, the one who referred to Jesus as “a prophet like me”, was “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” KJV Exodus 20:3. Jesus said “the son can do nothing of his own initiative”. In John 5:19 KJV Jesus is quoted as saying “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” And to Satan when challenged to worship the powerful godlike leader himself Jesus did not say that Satan was wickedly unworthy of worship even though he knew well enough he was, but instead chose to refer to a scripture and elaborating “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him ONLY shalt thou serve.” Jesus himself stressed that there was not permitted duality of worship, reinforcing the fact made clear that YHWH is a jealous God, requiring people to serve him exclusively – and why not? He is omnipotent, he alone is truly wise in that he alone knows EVERYTHING, and even his Son must trust HIM for the knowledge and power that is lacking in the Savior Jesus Christ, one “higher than the angels” and to be honored “as they honor the Father”, for he is the “high priest”. But these things and many others make clear the Trinity is a fallacy, and really, it is clear from the history of the pagan religions and of ideas present in Roman culture in particular that the idea came not from the Bible or Jesus or his followers but from the pagans. Mohumed was a false messiah, a false prophet, even an antichrist, but in opposing the Trinity, he was perfectly correct, as he was adhering to what Abraham taught Ishmael correctly, that Allah is King over all, even the Son, who likewise rightly and completely submits to in humble worship.

    • Preacher says

      May 16, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      It’s not unlike Satan to mix some truth in with a lie. The false doctrine of the trinity has served to omit calling on Jesus name our the name of our God during water baptism and causes worship of the one true God to be divided into the worship of 3 persons. There is one God and His one Name is Jesus, John 17:6. There is one baptism into His name and only His name for the remission of sins, Acts 22:16. There is also one Spirit which is given to us by the one promise which was given once through Peter to all that will hear, Acts 2:38-9. Without the Spirit of Jesus Christ we are not of God, nor can be God’s child, Romans 8.
      God Bless and thank you for your post.

    • Lucretius says

      May 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Since the being of the Holy Trinity is one, whatever the Father wills, the Son and the Holy Spirit will also. What the Father does, the Son and the Holy Spirit do also. There is no will and no action of God the Father which is not at the same time the will and action of the Son and the Holy Spirit.

      In Himself, in eternity, as well as towards the world in creation, revelation, incarnation, redemption, sanctification, and glorification—the will and action of the Trinity are one: from the divine Father, through the divine Son, in the divine Holy Spirit. Every action of God is the action of the Three. No one person of the Trinity acts independently of or in isolation from the others. The action of each is the action of all; the action of all is the action of each. And the divine action is essentially one.

      Those passages, “the Son can do nothing of his own initiative,” “the Son can do nothing of himself but what he seeth the Father do: for what things so ever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise” are proof-texts of the orthodox doctrine of the one will, one godhead, of the Trinity, and not what you say. The Trinity is one will, but the God-Man, Christ, the hypostatic union has two natures, divine and human, and likewise two wills, the proof text being the statement in Gethsemane: “If it be thy will, take this cup away from me; yet not my will but thine be done.” The divine will of the Son CAN do NOTHING of himself, that is, CANNOT be a second will differing from the Father’s and the Holy Spirit’s. But the human will of Christ can, yet submits to the divine will.

      Referring to God in the third person while talking to Satan likewise presents no difficulty, as it is the human will of Christ that speaks since only human will of Christ that can be tempted of the devil, not the Son.

      Your disproofs are weak, but please yourself with your certainties.

      • Lucretius says

        May 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm

        Correction of bad grammar in second to last paragraph;

        …as it is the human will of Christ that speaks, since it is only the human of Christ that can be tempted of the devil, not the divine Son.

  15. duh_swami says

    May 16, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Huffpolia is the 73 ‘rd sect of Islam…Huffpolians write a lot of wild and crazy stuff…Knowing what they are talking about is not required…

  16. Kenny Duncan says

    May 16, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Huffpost is a liberal rag. Screw all of you. Climate change is a lie, mohammed was a pedophile and all you guys are ass kissing idiots!

  17. Westman says

    May 16, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Who’da thunk it? Muhammad is the Holy Ghost! Muhammad was at Pentcost?

    How can this error be so obvious that even an Agnostic can spot it?

    But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:39)

    This certainly illustrates the dogmatic acceptance by Muslims of any shoddy claim created by inferior “Islamic scholars” who haven’t carefully read the Bible. It’s not surprising, then, that it only takes the rumor of a Quran defacing to get a mob of Muslims beating, stoning, and burning a woman or that many Muslims think 9/11 was a false flag Israeli operation. Without rational thought there is no skepticism.

    Sadly, many HuffPo readers are so estranged from the foundations of their society that they cannot recognize when the bricks are being replaced with outright fabrications.

    • Fessitude says

      May 16, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      Muslims can easily take care of niggling problems — such as John 14.26 explicitly saying the Paraclete (Comforter) is the Holy Spirit wom the Father will send in Jesus’s name — as being part of the “corruption” of Allah’s word which wicked, ignorant Christians interpolated into their “corrupted” text; etc. etc. ad Islamonauseam.

      If Islam didn’t invent cherrypicking, it sure perfected it.

      John 14:26 —

      But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name…

      ὁ δὲ παράκλητος τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον ὃ πέμψει ὁ πατὴρ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου

      • Fessitude says

        May 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm

        By the way, in the Greek, the single-letter word ” ὃ ” (translated into English properly as “whom”) is explicitly referring to aperson, not a concept or thing — to wit: the Person, the Holy Spirit (τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον ). I.e., the text is referring to the Holy Spirit as a person, grammatically. In order to make it a concept or thing, it would have said “τὸν ” (= “which”) not ” ὃ ” (= “whom”).

        ὁ δὲ παράκλητος τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον ** ὃ ** πέμψει ὁ πατὴρ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου

  18. JMB says

    May 16, 2016 at 10:39 am

    “(John 16:14-15, NRSV). Based on the promises of Jesus, Christians can encounter the Qur’an without fear, knowing that it is a revelation which glorifies Jesus and, in a spiritual sense, is from him….”

    From the earliest days of the Church till the present time this verse of scripture means only one thing; that is the coming of the Holy Spirit. I don’t think any medieval monk, Catholic scholar, charismatic mega-church, evangelical pastor nor any Doctor of Divinity from any age would apply any other meaning to this verse of scripture. To associate this scripture with Muhammad or the Q’ran must be about the most delusional piece of wishful thinking that the Huffington Post has ever come out with ever.

  19. Jay Boo says

    May 16, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I call on Christians at Huff Po ……
    Oh Wait! — There are no Christians at Huff Po.

    Huff Po mocks and stereotypes Christians

  20. Ciudadano says

    May 16, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Yeah, and the earth is flat and to fallacies make a truth.

    “When we look at Islam as a world religion, and see that 1.6 billion people and growing are following in the way of Muhammad, the time has surely come to recognize him as a prophet. If Muhammad is not a prophet, who is? ”

    Ad populum argument. Something must be true because many people believe it.

    “It is understandable, really, that so many Christians have been defensive and have reacted negatively to Islam. That kind of group-ego, fear-based response is part of human nature.”

    That psychobabble is just red herring. There are many good reasons why Christians reject Islam and Muhammad (https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2012/01/28/aquinas-on-islam/)

    “However, it is absurd for us to continue to see Muhammad as a heretical Christian or false prophet given that Islam has lasted for nearly 1,400 years, has supported monumental cultural, spiritual, artistic, political, moral, and intellectual achievements, and has a tremendous and vibrant global following.”

    Ad antiquitatem falacy. Something must be true because people have believed it for a long time.

  21. Dexter L. Wilson says

    May 16, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Someone do the little research I did on the Bible. God wrote the Bible, Mohammed,the man wrote the Qur’an..
    The Bible, with the Hebrew Old Testament Text and the original Greek New Testament does things that no other religious text of any other World Relationship between God and Mankind does; demonstrating that only the Creator could have, through 44 inspired writers, written this book. The scribes who copied the original Hebrew Old Testament text copied carefully every letter, jot and tittle. As they read the copied text, if a single letter, jot, or tittle mistake was made, they would destroy all that had been written and start over.

    Ivan Panin, a Harvard Hebrew, Greek, and Mathematical Scholar researched the numerical values of the Hebrew and Greek letters. He sent 43,000 pages of numerical research to the Nobel Research Committee in 1900, and they could not refute the fact that God through 44 inspired writers wrote the Bible.

    Del Washburn has written two books expanding on the numerical values, “Theomatics” and “Theomatics II”. (Seehttp://www.biblecode.com ).

    The most amazing proof that the Creator of the Universe wrote the Bible through the inspired men of God is the Equidistant Letter Sequences. The NSA tried to duplicate such coding and failed. Harold Gans, the lead code breaker for the NSA, before he died, satisfied himself that God wrote the Bible, by using a mathematical formula to determine the probabilities involved in creating codes throughout the surface text of the Old Testament (www.biblecodedigest.com ). Through the code, the multitude of information reads like yesterdays news–you must know the names, events, persons involved, locations, and/or the dates. For this reason it can not be used prophetically.

    The original text of the Old and New Testament with the letter numeric values and the multitude of Equidistant Letter Sequences should be enough to prove to anyone that the God of the Bible, is our Creator. There are thousands of words, names, sentences and locations encoded in the Old Testament. If you are thinking that some super intelligence wrote this book other than God, God reminds you from Numbers 23’19”, “God is not a man that He should lie….” No human or computer can duplicate anything resembling the quantity of ELS coding in surface text like the Bible does. There are even codes between books, God knowing which books would be canonized. Where there have been codes in other translated books, they get left behind when you get to 7 letter words and full sentences.

    In Ezekiel 36′ 25″-27″ it describes God’s way of salvation–“I will remove your stoney heart and give you a heart of flesh (being born again and receiving Jesus as your Savior), I will sprinkle you with water and make you clean (water baptism), and put my Spirit in you to cause you to walk in my laws and statutes (receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit).

    The Bible is the Manufacturer’s Handbook for Planet Earth!

    Post Scripts

    Sources: “His Name is Jesus”, “The Genesis Factor”, “The Signature of God”, “The Writings of God”, “The Mysterious Bible Codes” (book and DVD’s), “Cracking the Bible Code”, “Bible Code Bombshell”, “The Torah Codes and Israel Today”, Computorah/The Bible Code I, II, &III, bibleprobe.com/jesuscode.htm, “Yeshua”, “Jesus Is My Name” ,http://www.biblecodedigest.com, http://www.biblecode.com and there are so many more. Note: even the writer of “September 11 is in the Bible Code” , Dr. Larry Mitcham, his name is coded in the Bible. *:) happySo are Carl Baugh and a few others who have researched the codes.

    Ivan Panin corrected an Exhaustive Bible Concordance using what he called the Bible Numerics. He said if there were 2 words found in the Greek New Testament in a sentence and you wanted to know which word to use, the word that harmonized with the sentence numerically was the correct word. He provided a Greek Numeric New Testament. Example of Bible Numerics: In the first sentence in the Old Testament, Genesis 1’1″, every verb is divisible by 7, every noun, and more; there are over 34 features of the number 7 in just this one sentence and these type features are consistent throughout the Bible.

    Just a very few of the codes (and there are more being found every day–www.biblecodedigest.com) found: Hitler, Holocaust, Eichmann, Fuhrer, Meinkampf, Berlin, Germany, Belson, King of the Nazis, Crematoria for my Sons, (for statistical purposes only-there are more) 66 names of Rabbis-the cities in which they lived-dates of death (that came from the Book “The Great Men of Israel), Anwar Sadat-1981-parade-shot-gunfire-Chaled (his assassin), Yitzchak Rabin-Israel-will be murdered-date born-date of death-location of the assassination-assassin’s name-Oslo Peace Process, both Wars in the Gulf, George Bush, Saddam Hussein-America Schwarzkopf-the missiles will terrify-Scud B-they shut the door-3rd of Shevat, empty the gas, Murrah Building-Tim-McVeigh-slaughter-desolate, (in Genesis 38′) all the ancestors of King David, (in Genesis)25 trees are named, (between Isaiah 52′ and 55′) Behold the Blood of Jesus-Let Him Be Crucified-Mary-Joseph-Jesus is my Name-all the disciples names,Nazarene, Messiah, Shiloh, Passover, Galilee, Herod, Annas, Caiaphas Caesar, The evil Roman City, (in Zechariah 9’13”)Jesus, (in Zachariah 11’13”)Jesus, (in Daniel 9’26”) The Peace Offering, (in Micah 5’1-2″ Mary, Joseph, and Jesus(Yeshua),(in Matthew 24’7 through 48″) Jesus, Nazareth, Mercy, Lamb, (in Mark 8’9″ through Mark 9’2″) Jesus, Blood, Son, Innocent, Lamb, (in John 5’5″-13″) Jesus, Nazareth, Lamb, the name of the person most responsible for all the satellites circling the Earth and their names—–and on and on and on and on. I don’t think all of the codes will be found.

  22. Michael Wilkinson says

    May 16, 2016 at 11:25 am

    2000+ years before Mohamed was the Code of Hammurabi of which both Christianity and Islam appear to have based the rules of their ideology
    Its the Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC.
    Google it for some very interesting facts and theories,
    Many facts are preserved in the ancient writings carved into stone.

  23. Jack Diamond says

    May 16, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Mr. Pretty Vacant is a heretic and for all intents and purposes now a Muslim. In an article in something called “New Age Islam” he quotes Qur’an 61:6, not as the Christian heresy it is, Jesus came only to proclaim Muhammad, but: “in this verse we have a vision of Jesus that affirms both Judaism and Islam; this is the vision of Jesus I believe that Christians are being called by God to adopt in the 21st century.”

    Mevorach identifies himself with Dietrich Bonhoeffer who “disavowed Christian anti-semitism and embraced the fact that Jesus Christ was a Jew” when Hitler came to power. Apparently, Jesus, while being a Jew, was also a Muslim and now Christian “Islamophobia” fuels the new Nazism, Islamophobia, with Muslims as the new Jews ready for the ovens. “Now we have a xenophobic mood in this country that reminds people of the rise of Nazism in Germany…today, Christian leaders of conscience are called to take a vocal stand against Islamophobia. We are called to root Islamophobia out of our religion before it leads to another genocidal catastrophe.”

    “Christian Islamophobia has deep roots. In the oldest Christian writings on Islam, St. John of Damascus’ Against Heresies (8th century CE), Muhammad is presented as a heretic inspired by the devil; Islam itself is categorized as a Christian heresy. ” {St. John of Damascus clearly understood Islam deeply}

    “Now, in the 21st century, it is high time for Christians to acknowledge how wrong we have been. Islam is the second-largest religion on the planet and is an integral part of human civilization as we know it. Islam is a beautiful, complex religion that supports human dignity, arts and sciences, spirituality, economic, environmental and racial justice, and so much more.” {Islam is not a heresy because…it has
    numbers? Didn’t it have numbers back when Christians called it a heresy? The rest “Islam is a beautiful etc….” is certifiable. This is crackpot da’wa, if you want the truth reverse everything said.}

    “Just as Bonhoeffer embraced the fact that Jesus Christ was a Jew, thus identifying himself as a Christian with and for Jews, so too Christians today have the opportunity to identify ourselves with and for Muslims by positively identifying Jesus with Muhammad. The foundation of Christian Islamophobia (fear of Islam) is a rejection of Muhammad as a spirit of error; the foundation of Christian Islamophilia (love of Islam) is an embrace of Muhammad as a spirit of truth.”
    http://www.newageislam.com/interfaith-dialogue/ian-mevorach/muhammad-as-spirit-of-truth–a-christian-testimony-against-islamophobia—part-one/d/107123

    Christlam. If Muhammad is the spirit of truth then the Gospels are a lie. Judaism and Christianity are abrogated by Islam, but why spoil the ecumenical party?. Biblical history becomes Islamic history, Including the history of Israel and the Jews because Islam is a replacement theology. That too is part of jihad, removing the obstacles to the spread of Islam. As is hiding the real history of the bloody jihad and the persecution and sufferings of the People of the Book under dhimmitude. Doesn’t fit the narrative. In fact, Christlam undoes Bonhoeffer, because it is the Muslim mission to strip Christianity of its Jewish roots. Deconstructing Christianity, Judeo-Christianity, and western civilization with the help of useful idiots like Ian Mevorach.

  24. Nadia Nageeb says

    May 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Huffington; I thought you are something, but it seems you are really something else (F. you & F. your prophet Mohammed) …!!!

  25. sidney penny says

    May 16, 2016 at 11:31 am

    “that Islam has lasted for nearly 1,400 years, has supported monumental cultural, spiritual, artistic, political, moral, and intellectual achievements, and has a tremendous and vibrant global following.”

    “Islam …has supported monumental cultural, spiritual, artistic, political, moral, and intellectual achievements,”

    What are they Ian Mevorach did not say!

  26. Preacher says

    May 16, 2016 at 11:43 am

    If one does not know the doctrine of Christianity how can they discuss what is correct or incorrect regarding the faith?
    Do you know that Christ sends to us His Spirit from heaven by a promise of Acts 2:38-39 to anyone who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and was crucified to redeem us from sin?
    With redemption from sins through water baptism calling on Jesus name, and the Spirit being a guarantee of eternal life and power in this life for those that walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh (Romans 8:1), a Christian need not look further for the God who is Salvation, for the God who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, for the God who is the Resurrection, for the God who has revealed the name by which we all must be saved, the name which is higher than any other name, the name of the family in heaven, and the name of the family on Earth for those that have chosen to be adopted by the Father of Jesus Christ by obedience to His Gospel of Acts 2:38-39. If anyone preaches a different Gospel of God and Salvation they will be accursed. In Jesus Holy Name, every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess one thing, that Jesus Christ is Lord who alone is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, and there is no other God besides Jesus Christ.
    A Christian knows Jesus is God( they do not hope ), and that this is the beginning of the knowledge that takes us safely into eternity. The road is narrow and there be few that find salvation, so you must seek truth with a pure heart, and ask Jesus to reveal to you who is God, and Jesus, who sits on the throne of God with all power in heaven and earth will bless you with understanding that He alone saves, and He alone is God. Follow Acts 2:38-39 to be saved for without the Spirit you are not Christ’s, and anyone that claims Jesus Christ is not God manifest in the flesh has not sought any truth in this life by petitioning our Creator. In Jesus name I pray for those that will repent and find an Apostolic Church to continue their life’s journey toward the eternal fellowship we will enjoy with Jesus Christ or Lord, Jesus Christ our God, and Jesus Christ our Savior, as co-inheritors of all that our Lord Jesus Christ has inherited from the Father, for the Christian Church and the Christian Church alone is the Bride of Christ, and we shall be like Him and we shall have all things in common with our glorious God, the Lord Jesus Christ.

  27. Bada Bhai says

    May 16, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Seeing as you pervert Pope has been washing and kissing migrant feet …you may as well go the whole hog…

    Top Tip: Never follow a Pope who kisses and washes migrant parts

  28. linnte says

    May 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I can’t even read this article. Makes me want to vomit. What did Muhammad PROPHESY? Absolutely nothing.There is a huge difference between making prophecy and creating a religion.

    • Fessitude says

      May 16, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      According to the Sira, Muhammad did prophesy at least one thing: that Islam would conquer Arabia, then the East, then the West. That prophecy, unfortunately, has been coming true for 1400 years. Certainly for the first thousand years after Islam was spawned it seemed powerfully coming true, with a stupendous empire conquered rivaling that of Alexander the Great’s and the Roman. By the 17th century, however, Islam began to falter, while the West was stupendously progressing — so much so that by the 18th century, Europe was colonizing nearly the entire Muslim world, and by the 19th easily owned it and told Muslims what to do (tragically, the Western Colonialists underestimated the fanaticism of Islam, and didn’t take that golden opportunity to disable Islam when it had the chance).

      Anyway, fast forward to the 20th century, Muslims have been busy beavers, laying the groundwork by hook (terrorism) and by crook (stealth jihad) for a global revival of their perennial jihad against the world — prophesied by Muhammad. Then came the pivotal climax, 911 — the salvo heard around the Muslim world — and the last 15 years has been a steady uptick for that global revival, with an enormous boost of Useful Idiocy by stupid Westerners ever since.

      The Supremacist Expansionism of Islam and Muhammad’s “Three Sparks”

      http://glossaryhesperado.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-supremacist-expansionism-of-islam.html

  29. Stephen Hall says

    May 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    A man who ordered Christians to be killed for being Christian, should be a Christian prophet?

    Lay off the LSD.

  30. Tom_S says

    May 16, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I remember when Flip Wilson created “The Church of What’s Happening Now” as part of his comedy routine in the mid-60’s. Who knew that within a decade the Corporate Denominations would adopt, and mainstream, the fundamental principle that morals and the life and teachings of Jesus are only a malleable narrative that can be modified to fit the “hustle” used to flimflam the gullible. Unfortunately what is going on now is much more serious than merely shaking down the chumps for donations to the multibillion dollar endowment of a Corporate Denomination.
    Religion is too important to be left in the hands of theologians: in other words, “God deliver me from experts.”

  31. Ex-muslim says

    May 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Many people in the West very wrongly think that muslims will stop their jihad and become friendly of Christians accept mohamed as prophet or give more things to muslims or release jihadists and give them money, or build more mosques, or support the jihadists that are at war with their governments etc.
    They don’t know that muslims are taught by islam that they should never love infidels (the kuffar) until infidels convert or pay protection tax/become subdued slaves or die.

  32. mortimer says

    May 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    A person who ‘accepts’ Mohammed as a valid prophet is called a ‘Muslim’.

    80% of humans believe Mohammed was either a fabricated legend or malignant cult leader.

    • mortimer says

      May 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      A person who believes the Apostles’ Creed is called a ‘Christian’. Apparently, Craig Considine does not believe the Apostles’ Creed.

  33. CogitoErgoSum says

    May 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    There is no way I can accept Jesus and Muhammad as both having been sent by God and still believe in the “truth.” It would mean that there is no such thing as a contradiction. It’s like saying that “yes” and “no” have the same meaning …. which would also mean that lying and telling the truth do not really matter. It means there is no such thing as right or wrong, good or evil …. and if there is no such thing as good or evil then any religion which teaches such an idea is false. But then, there is no such thing as true or false, is there? What the ??????? This man is making the argument for the belief that everything is meaningless ……. even his own argument.

    • mortimer says

      May 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      CES writes: ” It would mean that there is no such thing as a contradiction”.

      That question is raised by the Law of Non-Contradiction.

      In logic, the law of noncontradiction (also called the law of contradiction) states, in the words of Aristotle, that “one cannot say of something that it is and that it is not in the same respect and at the same time”.

      The Muslim philosopher Avicenna wrote: “Anyone who denies the law of non-contradiction should be beaten and burned until he admits that to be beaten is not the same as not to be beaten, and to be burned is not the same as not to be burned.”

      Avicenna’s works are condemned by modern mullahs because he rejected abrogation and dualism.

      • CogitoErgoSum says

        May 16, 2016 at 1:47 pm

        Thanks, mortimer. I was not aware of that quote from Avicenna. I love it.

        In re-reading my own statement above I see I could have made it clearer if I had said “…and if there is no such thing as good or evil, any religion which teaches such an idea (i.e., that good and evil exist) is false.”

  34. Champ says

    May 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Ian Mevorach has GOT to be kidding and he’s a lying fool …

    The evil life of muhammad does *not* reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ!

    Ian needs to stop calling himself a Christian, convert to islam, and be done with it. End of story.

    • mortimer says

      May 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      What Ian Mevorach believes: “Freedom—we are a non-creedal community of faith where each person is free to discern and express what he or she believes.”

      The real creed of the Common Street Spiritual Center appears to be what is called ‘radical universalism’, the doctrine that teaches that ‘all religions are basically the same’. His creed is a spiritualized for of cultural Marxist ideology…a secularized, New-Agey, feel-good ‘spirituality’ mixed with non-fattening Marxism and Buddhist chanting… not discernably ‘Christian’ in any theological manner.

      ‘Radical universalism’ as a philosophy is self-refuting, because all of the world religions contradict one another in fundamental ways and ‘radical universalism’ contradicts ALL the others by claiming that they are not contradictory. This refutes the thesis that all religions are the same because ‘radical universalism’ is unique and different.

      What Ian Mevorach and his ‘feel-good’ groupies fail to recognize is that, though many world religions contain a version of the Golden Rule, Islam does not. Not anywhere. Islam is based on a dual code of ethics, one for supporting fellow Muslims and a second code for the subjugation of kafirs. Most humans are kafirs and the Koran hates kafirs passionately. Two-thirds of the Koran says that Allah hates them and wishes Muslims to stop their rebellion. Only Muslims who kill these rebels or get killed while attacking kafirs are assured salvation.

      I encourage Ian Mevorach to verify the lack of an Islamic Golden Rule himself by searching for a clear Islamic expression of the Golden Rule, but I don’t think he will do the search, because it will overthrow his ‘radical universalism’. He will likely continue to ‘assume’ that ‘radical universalism’ is true even though I have shown how it refutes itself.

      How can Koran 48.29 be reconciled with the Golden Rule? It can’t.

  35. Miao Zedong says

    May 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Do people at the Huffpo recognize Jesus as the prophet or Messias ? Do they believe in “prophets” ?

    • mortimer says

      May 16, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Huffpo’s secular religion is called ‘cultural Marxism’. It is doctrinaire, but flexible and changes with political fashion.

      Cultural Marxism’s ‘prophets’ are poets like John Lennon, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Alinsky, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton. Jesus is just another ‘poet’ for them…to be quoted when they like it, and ignored when a contradiction comes up. In the manner of Hinduism, they have no problem putting contradictory ‘poets’ on the same shelf together. It’s only poetry…or song lyrics…not ‘real’ prophecy that we’re talking about here. Heck, let’s put Mohammed on the shelf with the others. We’ll ignore the pedophilia thing.

      Huffpo’s secular religion is New-Agey, sticky-gooey, non-creedal, contradictory, cherry-picking, woolly-minded fluff ready to change with every gust of the winds of fashion.

  36. James DeRuvo says

    May 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    2 Peter 2:1 ►
    Parallel Verses
    New International Version
    But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves.

  37. Eagle says

    May 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Mushead Muhammad is truly a cult leader that got away with being a pedophile, murderer, war monger and was one of the first to promote slavery. There are all varieties of individual musheads that can’t fit in with the majority of human beings, they that lack the confidence and the abilities to enjoy God’s wonderful world. They envy the infidels for their appreciation of their quality of life. Mushead Muhammad’s cult can not be comfortable with the truth about themselves. Musheads are a defective culture that will not assimilate or change to improve their mentally ill ways. God made all men with a free spirit with the ability to choose there way through life.

  38. Gilchrist says

    May 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Why would anyone take HuffPo seriously? What else would you expect from a small minded community of anti-Christian bigots?

  39. somehistory says

    May 16, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    In Matthew 24, are recorded Jesus’s words about this very thing. Christ said, “false prophets will arise and mislead many.” He said we would hear of a “prophet” or even a “Christ” being here or there, in the “wilderness”…but we are not to listen, we are not to go out to meet these false ones wherever they may be..

    This is exactly the thing about which Jesus warned us. Any Christian worth his or her *salt* will not believe what this idiot is saying.
    The Bible says that there would not be anything *added* to God’s Word when it was finished and that the one adding…or taking away…would be cursed.
    As the days of the end of this system under which we are living grow ever shorter, the warnings Jesus gave are even more valuable and important to us. We have to avoid being pressured into believing lies.

    Everything this guy said is drivel. Dangerous drivel to any who think he is right.

  40. Guest says

    May 16, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    “Christians recognize Muhammad as a prophet?” Never! Christ is my king and savior, he loved all man and died to save their souls.
    Muhammad was a murderer, rapist, and a monster. That man was no messenger of God and I will never see him as one.

  41. Alarmed Pig Farmer says

    May 16, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I do not have space in this article to explore the many Qur’anic verses directly addressed to…

    … the murder of Jews and Christians, and other types of Infidels. There is just not enough space here. But if we could accept these calls for mass murder and terror, but if we were to receive them our terror prevention costs would plummet along with our terror caused death rate.

  42. Susan says

    May 16, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Well, I am a Christian and I most certainly DON’T recognize Mohamed as a prophet! Nor will I ever!

  43. mortimer says

    May 16, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    The Koran’s 164 Jihad Verses: K 002:178-179, 190-191, 193-194, 216-218, 244; 003:121-126, 140-143, 146, 152-158, 165-167,169, 172-173, 195; 004:071-072, 074-077, 084, 089-091, 094-095,100-104; 005:033, 035, 082; 008:001, 005, 007, 009-010, 012, 015-017, 039-048,057-060, 065-075; 009:005, 012-014, 016, 019-020, 024-026, 029,036, 038-039, 041, 044, 052, 073, 081, 083,086, 088, 092, 111, 120, 122-123; 016:110; 022:039, 058, 078; 024:053, 055; 025:052; 029:006, 069; 033:015, 018, 020, 023, 025-027, 050; 042:039; 047:004, 020, 035; 048:015-024; 049:015; 059:002, 005-008, 014; 060:009; 061:004, 011, 013; 063:004; 064:014; 066:009; 073:020; 076:008

    Hello Mr. Mevorach! There are all the jihad verses that you will need to follow the example of Mohammed.

  44. Thomas says

    May 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Nothing will have you scurrying back to connect with your biblical roots faster than an education in Islam. Once you identify who Mohamed’s Gabriel actually was, everything that has happened since then becomes crystal clear.

  45. mortimer says

    May 16, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Mevorach wants to bring Christianity ‘into balance’ with Islam and Judaism…presumably through dropping the central Christian doctrine of the Trinity.

    If Mevorach is thinking of a Koranic verse directed specifically to Christians it would be this one:

    “So believe in God and His Messengers, and say not, ‘Three,’ Refrain; better is it for you. God is only One God. Glory be to Him” (Sura al-Nisa’ 4:169).

    Without the doctrine of the Trinity and the Apostles’ Creed, Christianity isn’t Christian.

    Mevorach has a creed in mind, but refuses to tell people what it is. This is dishonest.

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Why does Islam pass over the Passover? Easy to answer if you know Islam.

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Islamic State slaughters 14 Real Madrid fans: soccer is “anti-Muslim”. See the informative comments of Walter Sieruk

This puts an intriguing spin on the universal claims by mainstream media journalists that foes of jihad terror are “anti-Muslim.”

“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” — Ayatollah Khomeini

Islamic State Real Madrid

“ISIS militants wielding AK-47s slaughter 14 Real Madrid fans at supporters meeting in Iraq ‘because they think football is anti-Muslim,’” by Thomas Burrows, Daily Mail, May 13, 2016:

ISIS gunmen shot dead at least 14 Real Madrid fans at a supporters club in Iraq – because they ‘don’t like football’.

Three terrorists stormed the café hosting the meeting around midnight and opened fire at the fans who had gathered to watch old recordings of the Spanish football club.

Armed with AK-47s, they left bodies strewn across floor in the northern Shi’ite Muslim town of Balad.

Gruesome pictures from the scene show the floor covered in broken glass and soaked in blood under posters of Real Madrid players and coach Zinedine Zidane.

President of the Madrid supporters club, Ziad Subhan, said: ‘A group of Islamic terrorists, from ISIS, came into the café, armed with AK-47s, shooting at random at everyone who was inside’.

When asked about the motive for the attack, the president replied: ‘They don’t like football, they think it’s anti-Muslim. They just carry out attacks like this. This is a terrible tragedy’.

Alongside the dead, another 20 people were injured, some of them badly….

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Comments

    1. Phil Horaia says

      May 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Mo said لاَ إِسْعَادَ فِي الإِسْلاَمِ La isaad fi l-Islam (there is no happiness in Islam). No music, no pleasure of any kind in Islam, just jihad and reading the Quran and ahadith.

    1. linnte says

      May 14, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      This doesn’t say if the people who were murdered were Muslim? I assume they were. Now Apostasy is being a football fan. Whoa….

    1. Bill says

      May 14, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      The FIFA World Cup 2022 is scheduled to be hosted by Qatar. It is not unlikely that at some point ISIS, the Taliban or other Islamic group will mount a campaign of terror to cause Qatar to withdraw from hosting the event. Russia hosts in 2018. I am not certain that even they can provide adequate security at the venues given some of the horrific and successful Islamic terror attacks mounted in the Russian Federation. As for Europe, I do not see any nation that could host it safely given the successful Islamic invasion taking place there right now.

    1. Bill says

      May 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      I should have read all the stories. I saw the story about Belgium paying 78,000 Euro as compensation to a convicted terrorist. The following is a quote from that story:

      “Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian professional football player turned jihadist, was convicted on charges of association with Al-Qaeda militant group and plotting attacks on US targets, including Kleine Brogel Air Base in Belgium.”

      Silly me, it isn’t Islam at all, it is the football that is the real culprit here!

    1. mortimer says

      May 14, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      In 2014, Real Madrid removed the Christian cross from its crest to please investors of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. Imagine how offended these killers would have been if they had seen a cross? We are told by Western elites not to offend Muslims. It isn’t working.

      Removing the cross from the badge wasn’t enough to stop jihadists from murdering Real’s fans. Why do people think appeasement works? We know appeasement doesn’t satisfy the supremacists…they want it all.

    1. Waller Sieruk says

      May 14, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      At the very start of the above article quoted Ayatollah Khomeini as saying “Allah no not create man tso that he could have fun….There are no jokes in Islam there is no in Islam. there is no fun in Islam There can be no joy or fun in whatever is serious.” This is a reminder that a few about three years back at church there was a guest speaker who is now a Christian and in the past he and his family lived in Iran as committed Muslims. On the screen,at church, he showed a picture of him and the rest of his family when they lived in Iran as Muslims. This photo the taken in their living room . This former Muslim who is now a Christian said ,very sarcastically,”See how happy we all are ?” The point was that no one in that room looked happy at all. The Christian speaker went on to stated that Islam in not a joyful religion, not even a’ little bit. This fits with what Khomeini said about Islam. Islam must be a very burdensome and miserable religion. In great contrast in the Bible teaches that Christians are to have “Joy in the Lord” What a outstanding difference between Christianity and Islam.

    1. Waller Sieruk says

      May 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      First, the Muslim members of ISIS were following the instruction found in the Koran about non-Muslim .For the Koran in 47:4 teaches “make a great slaughter among them….” 47:4.What a murderous death cult Islam really as seen in those Madrid ball game murders . Second, those cruel ,vicious and murderous jihadists thugs who composes the brutal and deadly jihad entity ISIS are actually putting in to the practice ,with all their ruthless actions, the violence and killing that is part of the teaching of the “holy book” of Islam ,the Koran. Which contain the doctrine of extreme violent force for the advancement of Islam. As seen in the Koran, for example, 4:89. 5:33. 9:5,111,123. 47:4. So in spite of the strong denials by many, ISIS is an actual Islamic organization. Likewise the malicious, bloodthirsty violence jihadists who make up ISIS are real Muslims. Nevertheless, there are some who might , understandably, wonder and then ask “Just how can those jihadists of ISIS ,being so very religious , also at the time also be so very malice-filled ,unfeeling and deadly ? “ The answer to that question is found in the Bible. For the Bible teaches that there are some people who are extremely heartless, cold, callous and dangerous because they have had “their conscience seared with a hot iron.” First Timothy 4:2. [ K.J.V.] In this case of the members of ISIS this “hot iron” is Islam.

    1. Waller Sieruk says

      May 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Those heinous ISIS jihad mass murders at that Madrid soccer game leads to an important question: “Is the Quran the Word of God or is it a fabrication of a man. Thus, is the Quran the truth or a fiction and a hoax ?” The jihadists,as those of ISIS, use many verses from the Quran as the main source of justification for their violence, mayhem and murders. As found in For example, 4:89. 5:33. 9:5,111,123. 47:4. There, the answer is clearly given on pages 145 through 157 in THE ISLAMIC INVASION by Robert Morey in which he wrote a section on the Quran with its self-contradictions. Just two of the many he cited are the following “The Quran differs on whether a day is a thousand years or fifty thousand years in God’s sight’ and “Who was first to believe? Abraham or Moses [Sura 6:14 versus 7:143]? The above is inconsistent and illogical. Further, Morey wrote about “The fact that Judaism and Christianity broke up into different sects was used in the Quran to prove that they are not of God [Suras 30:20-32. 42:13, 14]. Yet Islam has broken up into many warring sects and therefore cannot be true if the Quran is right.” Moreover, Morey in his book shows many more contradictions and absurdities in the Quran, there are and how Muhammad incorporated extra Biblical and Jewish folklore along with pre-Islamic Arabian myth and parts of Zoroastrian and Hindu stories into the Quran. Furthermore, the Muslims claim that “the Quran is the direct, literal word of God unmodified in any way by the Prophet who uttered them at the bidding of God.” Nevertheless, in the book UNVEILING ISLAM by Ergun Mehmet and Eethi Caner has shown that the Quran was modified in the following account on pages 45. “Muhammad felt the need to improve on the words of Allah, since he changed Allah’s wisdom for his own on several occasions. A hadith tells of the nonchalant emendations of Muhammad:’ On a number of occasions he [a scribe] had, with the Prophet’s consent changed the closing words of verses. For example, when the prophet had said ‘God is mighty and wise ‘ Adbollah b. Abi Sarh suggested writing down ‘Knowing and wise’ and the Prophet answered that there was no objection. Having observed a succession of changes of this type, Adbollah renounced Islam on the grounds that revelations, if from God could not be changed at the prompting of a scribe such as himself. After his apostasy he went to Mecca and joined the Qorayshites.’ Other writers reveal that later Muhammad and his people did go war with the Qorayshites and he personally killed Abdollah. Obviously Abdollah knew too much and Muhammad wanted Abdollah’s knowledge to die with him.” In conclusion, the Quran is not only a fiction, it’s also a hoax.

    1. Waller Sieruk says

      May 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      The god of Islam likes it when non-Muslims [Kafirs] die. For example, the day after the London train bombing, on July 8, 2005 on Palestinian television Imam Suliman Satari said “Annihilate the Infidels… Allah count them and kill them, to the last one and don’t leave even one.” Furthermore Imam Abu Hamza Al-Masri said “What makes Allah happy? Allah is happy when Kafiers get killed. [1]
      As shown in an earlier posting the god of Islam is not the same god as the God of the Bible. The above words of these Imams reflect the example of Islam’s prophet and the teachings of the Quran. “Muhammad now fell upon them [the Jews] slew all the men, nine hundred of them…”[2]
      Moreover, the Quran reads “When ye encounter the unbelievers strike off their heads, until ye have made great slaughter among them. Verily if Allah pleased, He could take vengeance on them without your assistance, but He commandeth you to fight His Battles.” 47:4
      In short, these Imams and their murderous prophet with their bloody Quran show the world what Islam really is. After all, Jesus did teach “by their fruits ye shall know them.” Matthew 7:20. [KJV]

      [1] The disc documentary OBSESSION: RADICAL ISLAM’s AGAINST THE WEST
      [2] THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: THE WHOLE STORY OF MAN by H.G. Wells

  1. Waller Sieruk says

    May 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    It may be illustrated that if Islam is represented as a tree then the fruits then the fruits of that tree are the many brutal, violent and deadly jihad terror entities. Such as ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, al Shabaab , Hamas, Hezbollah, P.I.J. etc. With this statement, the Wisdom of the teachings of Jesus may, very much, apply to this subject. For Jesus taught “Ye do know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” After saying this Jesus told them what He told them when He said “By their fruit ye shall know them.” Matthew 7:16, 17, 18,.20. [K.J.V.] In conclusion, Islam is a corrupt tree and also a false religion, Proverbs 14:12. John 14:6. First John 2:22,23. 4:14,15. 5:12,13,20.

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All things continue to exist through the word or power speech of the Word

God spoke all things in to being as we read in Genesis chapter 1:

The Beginning

(John 1:1-5)

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

The First Day: Light

3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Just as God “spoke”, and continues to “speak” all things in to being the Word preserves the existence of  that same being by the speech of his power:

Hebrews 1 v 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

The writer of the Hebrews states that this power is an attribute of the Son himself. The text does not say that this power to sustain the existence of all things belongs to God but expressly states that it is the possession of the Son himself, “his power”.

This shows that those religions, like Unitarianism and Islam, that try to rob the Son of his power and deny it to him, are false religions and should be avoided like the plague.

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Insane Muslim Terrorists

A Muslim terrorist stabbed four people at a train station near Munich while screaming, “Allahu Akbar”. In between proclaiming the glory of Allah, he also shouted that his victims were all “unbelievers”. A woman heard him say, “Infidel, you must die”.

The German authorities came to the inescapable conclusion that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. Instead the stabber had been “mentally ill” and was probably not even fit to stand trial. The Koran wasn’t to blame. It was the fault of his psychological problems.

This isn’t surprising. It’s a well known fact that there is no such thing as Islamic terrorism. Instead there are just a lot of people out there, of Muslim origin, suffering from a unique set of psychological problems that cause them to shout Allahu Akbar while trying to kill people who aren’t Muslims.

This should not however be attributed to the notoriously peaceful religion of peace.

Just last week the FBI busted James Muhammad who had been plotting to shoot up a Florida synagogue for the “glory of Allah”. Muhammad explained that he wanted to murder the men, women and children praying at the synagogue because, “I have a lot of love for Allah”.

Not only did this minor story receive only a fraction of the attention devoted to the truly important news that a Muslim teenage girl had Isis written in her High School yearbook, but Muhammad’s lawyer insisted at a bail hearing that he isn’t a terrorist, just suffering from mental problems.

Much like Ahmed Ferhani, who plotted to bomb a New York synagogue a few years ago to, in his own words, “send a message of intimidation and coercion to the Jewish population of New York City.” Ferhani however wasn’t just a racist terrorist, he’s also a cause célèbre for The Nation which five years later continues to advocate on behalf of an aspiring anti-Semitic mass murderer. The latest report from the left-wing magazine breathlessly informs readers that prison guards are being mean to poor Ahmed and that he never really meant to kill any Jews, but was entrapped due to his “psychiatric problems”.

Muhammad and Ferhani join Shahawar Matin Siraj who was convicted of plotting to bomb the Herald Square subway station in New York. Siraj was an illegal alien who worked at a Muslim bookstore and boasted, “I want at least 1,000 to 2,000 to die in one day.” His family and defenders claimed he had a low IQ. His co-defendant, James Elshafay, suffered from, you guessed it, psychological problems.

Matthew Aaron Llaneza converted to Islam and tried to blow up a bank in Oakland. His defenders blamed mental problems. Muslim ISIS supporter Emanuel Lutchman plotted a machete attack in Rochester last year. Despite his contacts with ISIS, the culprit once again was mental illness.

Sami Osmakac plotted to bomb Florida nightclubs. He recorded a “martyrdom” video issuing a call to “Muslims worldwide” to carry out terrorist attacks and avenge Osama bin Laden. He declared that the toenail of a sinning Muslim is worth more than all the non-Muslims in the world put together.

You’ll probably be surprised to hear that his lawyer blamed “mental illness” and claimed that his client had been “entrapped”. As has every Muslim terrorist ever for 1,400 years since Mohammed.

Mansour Arbabsiar was dispatched by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington. His defense claimed that he was bipolar. His lawyer insisted that the fact that he had confessed to everything proved that he was mentally ill because his illness, “led him to believe that he could convince the agents to see things his way”. Him and every other criminal out there.

Even when Muslim terrorists don’t claim mental illness, the media is happy to plead it for them.

When Nidal Malik Hasan murdered 13 Americans in the Fort Hood Massacre, Time and the New York Times suggested that he had somehow contracted PTSD from treating soldiers. In fact Hasan was a Muslim terrorist. No media outlet would stop claiming that he had PTSD long enough to read his letters in which he explained that he was a Jihadist, supported ISIS and killed American soldiers “for the greater cause of helping my Muslim brothers” and defending the “Islamic Empire”.

The defense for the surviving Tsarnaev terrorist who had carried out the Boston Marathon bombing went one better by blaming the “severe psychiatric disorders” of his parents. The Boston Globe, had interviewed psychologists to determine what possible “mental health conditions” he might have had.

Any mental condition will do when it comes to Muslim terrorists.

And the media never leaves any exculpatory stone unturned when it comes to finding a crazy excuse for a Muslim terrorist. The Los Angeles Times tried to find excuses for Syed Rizwan Farook, the San Bernardino Muslim killer, by claiming that he had grown up in a home “racked by mental illness”.

If a Muslim terrorist isn’t actually mentally ill, maybe one of his relatives was mentally ill. Or maybe, like Hasan, he once met someone who was mentally ill and got PTSD all over himself.

Internationally all Muslim terrorists are also mentally ill. Zehaf-Bibeau opened fire at the Canadian Parliament. Terror apologists claimed that he was mentally ill. In the UK, Muhaydin Mire tried to behead a man while shouting, “This is for Syria”. He had ISIS material on his phone and pictures of the Paris and San Bernardino shootings. His brother claimed that smoking pot had given him a “mental problem”. Sydney hostage taker Sheikh Man Haron Monis, who had become infamous for sending threats to the families of dead Australian soildiers, had his actions blamed on “mental instability.”

Michael Adebowale, one of the Jihadists who brutally beheaded British soldier Lee Rigby on a London street, also went the mental illness route.

In Russia, Muslim monster Gyulchekhra Bobokulova beheaded a 4-year-old girl and displayed her head in the street while shouting, “Allahu Akbar. I hate democracy. I am a terrorist. I want you dead.” Faced with these bafflingly inscrutable statements, the authorities blamed mental illness.

It was the safe thing to do. It always is.

Mental illness requires nothing of us except horror. Islamic terrorism demands that we do something about it. And that’s the last thing that the authorities who helped make this mess want.

German authorities, like their American, Russian, Europe and Australian counterparts, don’t want to take on Muslim immigration. It’s much easier to shove some more money at mental health clinics.

And what is mental illness anyway?

In the West, the conviction that you must kill people in order to receive 72 virgins in paradise would be considered a mental illness. In Islam, it’s a mainstream belief. 89% of Pakistanis believe in genies. But then again genies are present in Islamic scripture. 89% of Tunisians believe in witchcraft. 72% of Iraqis believe in the “evil eye”. 1 in 5 Afghanis have witnessed an exorcism. Half of Pakistanis believe in fairies.

Saudi religious police have a special Anti-Witchcraft Unit and there are actual witch trials. Majorities of Muslims don’t believe that Muslims carried out the 9/11 attacks. 40% of Pakistanis believe that fathers have a right to kill their daughters if they engage in premarital sex. Half of British Muslims think that the Jews are in league with the Freemasons. A third believes that Princess Diana was murdered to stop her from marrying a Muslim.

Ideas and behaviors associated with mental illness in the West are mainstream in parts of the Muslim world which exist in a pre-rational medieval universe brimming with conspiracy theories, paranoid delusions, lack of personal responsibility, erratic emotions and an inability to apply reason to reality.

Western psychiatric benchmarks don’t mean much in the Muslim world where witchcraft is a major problem, Jewish conspiracy theories abound and genies are responsible for psychiatric problems. Killing your daughter or just non-Muslims in general is socially approved behavior. The Muslim world has fundamentally different social norms than we do. And that means very different concepts of sanity.

Misattributing Muslim terrorism to madness is convenient, but meaningless. It’s a way for us to avoid dealing with the difficult questions posed by Islam. And that avoidance is also a form of insanity.

4 comments:

Edward Cline said…
Another fine column by Greenfield. With a wonderful “punch line”: It’s a way for us to avoid dealing with the difficult questions posed by Islam. And that avoidance is also a form of insanity.” And the insanity is contagious and not limited to misdiagnosing Islam. Look at Obama’s blanket bathroom decree, issued today, with noncompliance punishable by lawsuits and fiscal blackmail. Another compelling reason to get the government out of education — and out of our bathrooms!
Edward Cline said…
Islam has its own policy of madness. Under Obama, America has been subjected to his own deliberate policy of madness for the last eight years. But “madness,” under the Obama regime, may soon be declared a disparaging term for the “psychologically different” or “mental content diverse.” One more thing: Islam causes Muslims to be born “mad.” Obama’s aim is to drive us mad, and to take another victory lap. Never doubt that he knows what he is doing. Obama is not “mad.” His malice knows no bounds when it comes to destroying this country. It’s death by a thousand cuts.
Infidel said…
Thanks! Islam attracts and rewards/reinforces the insane for their crazy behavior. Also, those born into it tend to be crazier than loons. Lots more to be said but my head is too foggy at the moment:)
Anonymous said…
The U.S. Constitution limits government power so as not to transgress the rights of U.S. Citizens. How is it a right of any foreigner to immigrate? The government may allow immigration when the newcomer is a positive addition.

Can we please get over our own insanity of inviting the world’s worst into our home?

– See more at: http://sultanknish.blogspot.de/2016/05/insane-muslim-terrorists.html#comment-form

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Pakistan: Muslim mob chases Christians from homes, demanding they convert to Islam

Not that this has anything to do with, uh…this 1,000-strong mob was probably all affected by mental illness — yeah, that’s it. Mental illness.

Man burning cross

“Muslim lynch mob ‘chases Christians from homes’ demanding they convert to Islam,” by Nick Gutteridge, Express, May 13, 2016:

CHRISTIANS in Pakistan have been driven from their homes by a lynch mob of Muslim extremists after Imams issued a fatwa against one of their number over a Facebook video that appeared on his news feed.

The small community of Christians in a remote village were forced to run for their lives after a crowdof [sic] more than 1000 people gathered outside their homes and demanded they convert to Islam.

Campaigners say three quarters of the 300-strong population have now had to flee and are starving in the countryside without food or water, adding that they are only alive at all thanks to the intervention of riot police.

Meanwhile an Islamic death sentence decree known as a fatwa has been issued against the young man at the centre of the storm, with Imams ordering that he be brought before them and burnt alive for insulting the Koran.

Tensions first boiled over after a Muslim man accused his Christian friend, who worked as a hospital cleaner, of insulting the Prophet Mohammed as the pair scrolled through Facebook together at work on April 15.

A video, apparently posted by a prominent foreign politician, then autoplayed on the Christian man’s news feed, sending his Muslim friend into a fit of hysteria.

The situation was exacerbated by the fact that the Christian man, a 25-year-old called Imran Masih, had just told his best pal that he had fallen in love with a Muslim girl.

Comments

  1. Santa Voorheessays

    May 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Most of our leaders are the ones who are mentally ill.

    I’d seriously rather to get ebola than to embrace political correctness.

    • Christianbloodsays

      May 13, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      (Pakistan: Muslim mob chases Christians from homes, demanding they convert to Islam).

      And yet pro islamic and anti-Christian America gives anually Billions of free money to the pakistani jihadist state.

      • Polk1970says

        May 13, 2016 at 7:17 pm

        Whose ISI Intelligence Agency has been and is at WAR with the United States,India, Israel(somewhere,there in there too),etal.

  2. shamsays

    May 13, 2016 at 9:36 am

    FORCED CONVERSION NOT PART OF ISLAM:

    2:256 Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error.
    2: 272. Not upon you (Muhammad SAW) is their guidance, but Allah guides whom He wills. And whatever you spend in good, it is for yourselves, when you spend not except seeking Allah’s Countenance. And whatever you spend in good, it will be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.
    4:28 “If then they turn away, We have not sent thee as a guard
    over them. Thy duty is but to convey (the message).
    5: 92. And obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and beware (of even coming near to drinking or gambling or Al¬Ansâb, or Al¬Azlâm, etc.) and fear Allah. Then if you turn away, you should know that it is Our Messenger’s duty to convey (the Message) in the clearest way.
    6: 48. And We send not the Messengers but as givers of glad tidings and as warners. So whosoever believes and does righteous good deeds, upon such shall come no fear, nor shall they grieve.

    6: 66. But your people (O Muhammad SAW) have denied it (the Qur’ân) though it is the truth. Say: “I am not responsible for your affairs.”
    10: 99. And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together. So, will you (O Muhammad SAW) then compel mankind, until they become believers.

    • marble says

      May 13, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Those were abrogated verses, Allah changed his mind. Proof of that is open declaration in the Koran that Allah could do so, and this doing so makes up much of the Koran. “A little learning is a dangerous thing … ” Alexander Pope

    • CogitoErgoSumsays

      May 13, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Sham, you and the new mayor of London need to make it a priority to travel to Pakistan and teach the people living there the correct interpretation of the Quran. This imam who is perverting Islam should be first on your list of those you set straight. I am sure everyone over there will greatly appreciate your help in pointing out their errors them.

      • CogitoErgoSumsays

        May 13, 2016 at 12:39 pm

        After I posted my comment above I ran across a story from NBC news about how Sadiq Khan wants to educate Donald Trump about Islam. So to you specifically, Mr. Khan, I would ask that you please also educate these poor, ignorant, misguided Muslims in Pakistan. It’s not just one imam over there who is spreading falsehoods about Islam; there are many doing so. This is very serious indeed and is an extremely nasty blot on the image of Islam. I think your expertise in the faith, Mr. Khan, is much more urgently needed in Pakistan than it is in America. So please, do not worry about us in the United States. We are okay for now. American citizens are not being driven from their homes because of their religion and left to die of thirst and hunger as is happening in Pakistan. The people of Pakistan … ALL the people of Pakistan … need your help and knowledge of Islam much more urgently than we do in the U.S. The people of Pakistan, England and the entire world are watching and waiting to see how you reveal the “true” face of Islam. I am sure you will be guided by the example set by Muhammad in all that you do. Thank you in advance.

        Here is the link to the NBC news story:

        http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-wants-educate-trump-islam-n573591

        • Jaladhisays

          May 13, 2016 at 3:32 pm

          Pakistanis pride themselves as the best defender of Islam in the world and they are practicing the real Islam which Sadiq Khan and other delusional and deceitful Muslims say isn’t real Islam. There is always a qualifier whenever a Muslim speaks – he can never say anything truthfully without any qualifier. Hypocrites and liars they are!

    • duh_swamisays

      May 13, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Abrogation was created so that Allah did not resemble a hypocrite,,Didn’t work too well, did it…

    • Westmansays

      May 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      So, Sham, you’re telling us that these mobsters aren’t Muslims? Hey, they are your Ummah, not ours. Go tell them that their notion of conversion, jizya, or death isn’t Islamic because you can’t accept that reality. The true reality of Islam is openly displayed where Islam rules.

      You sucker some kid who doesn’t have the experience and wisdom to recite the Shahada, then later he finds out that if he leaves Islam he should be killed.

      That is the worst kind of compulsion – the implied withdrawal of love for not submitting. This is Ferengi Love – “expoitation begins at home.”

    • mortimersays

      May 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Sham is wrong. Forcible conversion is normative Sunna and normative Islam.

      “In November 2015, the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Islamic Ideology opposed a law on “forced conversion”, sparking dismay and protests among Pakistani Hindus and Christians.”

      No less than the ‘Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Council of Islamic Ideology’ refused to protect vulnerable Hindus and Christians.

      This is TACIT APPROVAL OF FORCIBLE CONVERSION…thus putting the lie to the claim that Islam does not allow forcible conversion.

      Mohammed forcibly converted people in the hadiths, therefore forcible conversion is Sunna and normative Islam, rather than an aberration.

      • Jaladhisays

        May 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm

        Sham is practicing the usual Islamic taqiyya/kitman. Muslims cannot survive any argument without resorting to taqiyya. Taqiyya is more “respectable” religiously codified word for plain “lying”. LOL…

  3. jimconchsays

    May 13, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Let’s not forget the Danish scientists who uncovered the fact the koran urges these people to marry their cousins and half of the world population of muslims are inbred. And people wonder if they are mentally unstable, no, they’re just mentally retarded.

  4. WorkingClassPost says

    May 13, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    All this because a Christian confided in his ‘friend’ that he liked a muslim girl.

    The rest is window dressing.

    There are many countries where you take a muslim as a friend at peril of your life.

    Another thing we have to look forward to?

  5. Eaglesays

    May 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    When the right time comes, encourage congress to move on S.2230: Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015 and HB0461. This would have to be after our Muslim president leaves our great Capital.

  6. Walter Sieruksays

    May 13, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    In Pakistan this terribly violent and hostile behavior of the Muslims towards those Christians demanding the they convert to Islam further proves that those who make the claim the both Christians and Muslims worship the same God are stating a claim that is a total falsehood. For what is is this awful mayhem and threats about on the part of the Muslims if Muslims and Christians really believe in the same God ?
    To further explain that the God of the Bible and the god of Islam are not the same in that Koran teaches in 112 “He is God alone: God the eternal He begtteth not….” Likewise, the Koran teaches in 19:35. “It is not befitting to God that He should beget a son. ” In great contrast to the Islamic god, the God of the Bible has an only begotten Son. For example ,the Bible in John 1:14. teaches “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us ,and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father ,full of grace and truth.” Likewise the Bible further teaches in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” [N.K.J.V.] So by both the vicious actions of those Muslims towards those Christians along the the great and total difference between the God of the Bible and the god of the Koran it may be see, for all those who are willing to see, that Christian and Muslims do not worship the same God.

    • Randysays

      May 13, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      The false Christian god had its followers [fools] abuse and persecute the native Americans as they stole their lands in the name of tier false god!!

    • CogitoErgoSumsays

      May 13, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Well ….. the Pope says that if the Christians die as martyrs for their faith they will be rewarded by God in Heaven. Now, Muhammad promised the Muslims that if they kill those who blaspheme God they (the faithful Muslims) will be rewarded in Heaven. As the Pope knows, Muslims and Christians both worship the same God in Heaven …….. same God and same Heaven …. so there really is no problem. The Muslims are killing for God and the Christians are dying for God. This is the perfect way for everyone to get their reward and to live happily ever after together with God in Heaven …. same God, same Heaven, everyone ultimately happy together in Heaven. The Christians will be rewarded for dying for God and the Muslims will be rewarded for killing for God. Now ……. wait a minute ….. is that right? Oh ….. I’m afraid I’m going to have to let Pope Francis explain that after all.

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