Hugh Fitzgerald: “I’m a Muslim — Ask Me Anything,” Answers 30-38, by Hugh Fitzgerald from JihadWatch.org, with comments for additional reading pleasure and some interesting links

Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions thirty through thirty-eight.

30. The point of this question is really nothing more than to publicize the huge number of Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11. If you did not know this figure, what might you have guessed? One thousand? Two? Islam is an inherently violent faith, the Qur’an and Hadith fairly bristle with violence, the life of Muhammad seems to be one military campaign after another. Islam was spread, almost everywhere, by violent Jihad. In recent centuries, Muslim armies were successfully suppressed by the superior military might of Infidels. But now again that violence, against both non-Muslims and other Muslims deemed insufficiently orthodox (and therefore not really Muslims at all), has reappeared, not mainly in regular combat (qitaal), but in acts of terror. These are deemed legitimate means of Jihad. “Terror” is not prohibited, but mandated in Islam. As Muhammad famously declared, “I have been made victorious through terror” (Bukhari 4.52.220). The Muslim Interlocutor (M.I.) may deny that these are “terror attacks” or insist that “Muslims are its first victims” or make other attempts at deflection, but you need only supply the link to the list of the 30,000 plus attacks and invite onlookers to take a look and characterize these attacks for themselves. They will be deeply impressed.

31. This question offers one memorable example of the extraordinary cruelty of Muhammad in his lust for loot. Kinana bin al-Rabi was a leader in Khaybar to whom had been entrusted treasure by the Banu Nadir (the tribe had been driven from Mecca by Muhammad). When Muhammad entered Khaybar, he had Kinana seized and demanded he tell him where the treasure was kept. Kinana denied knowing where it was, and Muhammad threatened that “if i find it, I shall have to kill you.” Some of the treasure was found, and Muhammad again asked Kinana about the rest. Again Kinana denied knowing about it, and Muhammad ordered that he be tortured until he revealed where it was. In the end, Kinana did not give up any information, even with a fire started on his chest, and he was beheaded. His wife Safiyya was taken by Muhammad to be his sex slave, but he then married her. All in all, an unedifying spectacle of this “Perfect Man” and “Model of Conduct.” And that is the sole point of this query, to have the listeners learn of the unappetizing aspects of Muhammad’s biography that apologists keep, as best they can, hidden from view.

32. This question goes to a main difference between Islam and Christianity. Muslims are nowhere encouraged to treat others as they would be treated, but to make war on all non-Muslims until they are killed, converted, or have accepted permanent status as subjugated dhimmis. The Golden Rule does not exist in Islam, and is antipathetic to the letter and spirit of that faith. In Islam, the world is divided between Believers and Infidels, Muslims and non-Muslims. Muslims are commanded to love only those who are loyal to Allah, and to hate those who do not, that is, the Unbelievers. Muslims should not treat the kuffar as they would be treated, for they are the best of peoples (3:110) and the kuffar the vilest of creatures (98:6). It makes no sense, in Islam, to treat the vilest and the best of peoples alike. There are passages in the Qur’an, and Hadith, too, that sound like the Golden Rule but which are meant to apply only to fellow Muslims, not to all men. For example, here are three: “None of you have faith until you love for your neighbor what you love for yourself” (Sahih Muslim); “Whoever wishes to be delivered from the fire and to enter Paradise”¦should treat the people as he wishes to be treated.” (Sahih Muslim); and “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself” (Forty Hadith-Nawawi).

But in these hadith, the “neighbor,” “the people,” and the “brother” are all fellow Muslims. For a more detailed discussion, see Ali Sina on Islam and the Golden Rule here.

33. Al-wala’ wa-l-bara’ (“Loyalty and Disavowal”) is the doctrine of Love and Hate for Allah’s sake, one of the key beliefs in Islam, second only to Tawhid. It commands hatred of all that goes against Allah. This naturally includes hatred of those who do not believe in Him, the mushrikun or unbelievers, while commanding Love for everyone who is pleasing to Allah, meaning the Muslims.

34. “Sayid” is an honorific meaning one is a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad through his grandsons. The adoption of this as part of one’s name, even in Pakistan, among those who live thousands of miles from Arabia, are clearly not Arabs, and for whom there exists not the slightest evidence that they are descendants of the Prophet’s tribe, is one more example of the desire of non-Arab Muslims to identify with the Arabs, going so far as to suggest an entirely factitious lineage connecting them to the Prophet. One more example – see #19 and #26 – that provides evidence of the supremacist position of Arabs within the supposedly egalitarian faith of Islam.

35. In Islam, singing (al-ghina) that is suitable for entertainment, dancing, or “frivolous” amusement, is prohibited. Muslim authorities differ on whether, and what kinds of, instrumental music is banned as well. That there is some ban on singing and instrumental music, the extent of which is still debated by Islamic authorities, is clear. This question should call to mind Ayatollah Khomeini’s reported remark that “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.” The point of the question is to ensure that others are aware of how much that we regard as innocent and pleasurable fun is grimly prohibited in Islam. You want simply to raise the issue of Muhammad’s negative attitude toward some, perhaps most, music, precisely because it is pleasurable.

36. Dar al-Harb means in Arabic the Domain or House of War, and includes all those lands where the Infidels still dominate. It is the duty of Muslims to conduct Jihad against Infidels in Dar al-Harb so as to spread Islam, though not necessarily through violence. There are many forms of jihad, including demographic conquest, which, as of now, seems the most threatening and effective form of Jihad, to be conducted until Islam everywhere dominates and Muslims rule everywhere, and Dar al-Harb has ceased to exist, having simply been incorporated into Dar al-Islam.

37. Dar al-Islam is the Domain or House of Islam, and includes all those lands where Islam already dominates and Muslims rule. It is the duty of Muslims to constantly expand Dar al-Islam through Jihad, until the whole world has submitted to Islam. This does not mean that everyone in the world must become Muslim, but everyone must accept the dominance of Islam. The point of #36 and #37 is to underscore the uncompromising division of the world, in the Islamic view, between Muslims and Unbelievers, Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb.

38. This question raises the matter of when a permanent peace can finally be declared between Muslims and Infidels. The answer, from the point of view of Muslims, is never, or rather, not until the final victory of Islam. While history is punctuated with numerous local “jihads” in which war is waged against the Infidels – as, for example, the jihad conducted in West Africa by Usman dan Fodio in 1809, known as the Fulani War, which established the Sokoto Caliphate – the Jihad as a worldwide phenomenon has no foreseeable or logical conclusion. Muslims have a duty to continue to wage Jihad until all the world’s Infidels have either been converted to Islam, or been killed, or are living as dhimmis, subjugated to Muslim rule, and having accepted numerous disabilities including, most importantly, payment of the Jizyah or capitation tax. The doctrine of Jihad is one of war-without-end, though it need not be conducted through violence alone. It is important to remind those listening in to your Q-and-A with the Ask-A-Muslim-Anything Muslim, that the demographic jihad and what Robert Spencer was the first to call, here at Jihad Watch, the “stealth jihad,” are the most insidious and dangerous forms of Jihad, though almost all of our attention in the West has, for understandable reasons, been on terrorism. Better to squarely face this bleak prospect than to soothingly delude ourselves that if only we avoid what some belittle as “hysteria” and pretend that there is nothing wrong with Muslim immigration, all manner of things shall be well. They aren’t and they won’t.

 

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Comments

    1. SK says

      February 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      #38 would be an honest question for me.

      As far as the idea of “demographic jihad”, I’m not sure that is as much of a “thing” as you do.

    1. Anon says

      February 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      #39 How does the Quran sanction sex with pre-pubescent girls?

      The Quran in 65:4 gives a rule for what the waiting period would be if a girl is divorced who has never had her period. This could not happen unless the girl was married before having her period.

        • mortimer says

          February 6, 2017 at 10:06 pm

          Modern psychology is against adults having sex with children. The difference of power between the two is great. The adult who seduces or rapes a child is committing an aggression against the child’s innocence. It is criminal.

          Muslims have no excuse for endorsing pedophilia. Today, we know better than they did in the past. PEDOPHILIA IS A CRIME AGAINST CHILDREN. The suffering caused may be extreme and last a lifetime.

    1. simpleton1 says

      February 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      koran Sahih International: 2:218 Indeed, those who have believed and those who have emigrated and fought* in the cause of Allah – those expect the mercy of Allah. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
      http://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=2&verse=218
      *fought = stayed, =stroved, = striven hard, = struggled.

      The “immigration” hijra is a very important part to muslims, as they recognize that this was the time of Mohammad moving from Mecca to Medina. So important that the year is the date that starts the muslim calendar.

      “Al Hijra: The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration” by Sam Solomon & Elias Al Maqdis.

      Are they accepting freedom or imposing islam?
      https://en.europenews.dk/-The-profound-problem-of-Muslim-immigration-79004.html

    1. Matthieu Baudin says

      February 7, 2017 at 1:53 am

      “… see Ali Sina on Islam and the Golden Rule…”

      Thanks Hugh for shining a little light on Ali Sina and the contributors to Faith Freedom International who have provided real support to Muslim Born individuals wanting to take a hard look at their religious heritage and in particular the comfort extended to Apostates From Islam who have found themselves left out in the wilderness.

    1. JUSTICEFORALL says

      February 7, 2017 at 2:56 am

      PEOPLE NEED TO TELL THE JUDGE THAT JUST STOPPED THE PRESIDENT’S ORDER TO STOP THE TRAVELERS FROM THOSE COUNTRIES THAT HAVE BEEN SENDING TERRORISTS TO OUR NATION TO KILL AMERICANS. THAT JUDGE JUST RECENTLY STATED THAT SINCE 911 NO TERRORISTS HAVE COME TO THE U.S. AND KILLED AMERICANS FROM ANY OF THOSE 7 ARABIC NATIONS. THAT IS NOT TRUE AT ALL! I JUST READ AN ARTICLE STATING HOW MANY AMERICANS HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY HURT OR KILLED BY THOSE COMING FROM MANY OF THOSE 7 ARABIC COUNTRIES!

    1. FYI says

      February 7, 2017 at 8:09 am

      Here are some interesting questions you might like to ask a muslim….

      1)Why does the koran contain teachings that are completely at odds with God’s Commandments?

      Sixth Commandment{prohibition on Murder]
      “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them”k2:191.Slaying unbelievers?Isn’t that Murder?Isn’t murder condemned by the Sixth Commandment?You have heard of God’s commandments right?
      Because mahomet / allah seem to have completely missed them.

      Seventh Commandment{adultery}see k33:50

      Eight Commandment{Stealing}
      k48:20 “allah promiseth you much booty that ye will capture”.Captured booty?Isn’t that… Theft?

      In particular,what part of God’s Sixth commandment “thou shalt not kill” does allah/mahomet/muslims in general not understand? Why did allah miss those all-important commandments in his koran?More seriously,why does the islamic allah of the koran encourage his followers to break them?Isn’t the breaking of God’s commandments wrong and sinful?
      Where precisely-chapter and verse – in the koran are the Two Chief commandments mentioned(found in both Judaism and Christianity but not in islam??That’s a pretty serious omission isn’t it??

      2)Why do muslims think they are free to use deceptive techniques like taqqiya,kitman,tawriya,muruna…
      when the Ninth Commandment clearly forbids the “bearing of false witness…=lying”?
      God condemns lying,murder :but allah doesn’t.Can you see the Elephant in the room there?

      3)If islam is a religion of peace then explain..

      koran 2:191 “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them”

      koran 8:12 “terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the koran”

      Why would you terrorize those with different beliefs to islam?
      If you behead an infidel are you not committing murder?
      But murder is condemned by God in His Sixth Commandment.Isin’t it?
      Yet the islamic allah disagrees with God’s commandments.he’s OK with slaying the unbelievers.
      allah has no problem with muslims violating God’s Sixth Commandment.
      Explain that(Good luck and please avoid the use of taqqiya and kitman…..).
      (Hint.. GOD did not give His commandments to mankind via the Jews and then the Christians only for mahomet to completely ignore them and for the koranic allah to encourage their violation did He?
      Murder,stealing,lying.adultery,polygamy are all condemned by God.
      allah,however is quite Ok with them.)

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One Response to Hugh Fitzgerald: “I’m a Muslim — Ask Me Anything,” Answers 30-38, by Hugh Fitzgerald from JihadWatch.org, with comments for additional reading pleasure and some interesting links

  1. θ says:

    “30. The Muslim Interlocutor (M.I.) may deny that these are “terror attacks” or insist that “Muslims are its first victims” or make other attempts at deflection, but you need only supply the link to the list of the 30,000 plus attacks and invite onlookers to take a look and characterize these attacks for themselves. ”

    Does the number really matter? None of those attacks succeeds to liberate even one inch of Arab land from Israeli terrorists who clearly victimise Palestinians with the Christian’s approvals. If we count every second of the occupation of Israel since 1948 as terrorist action, it exceeds 2.1 billion attacks, or 72 times more than 30,000. Compare Israel to the radical group, and the Pro-Israel Christians to Moslems.

    “31. Again Kinana denied knowing about it, and Muhammad ordered that he be tortured until he revealed where it was. In the end, Kinana did not give up any information, even with a fire started on his chest, and he was beheaded. ”

    The Arabic wording for the case Kinana is ‘Azabhu Hatta Tasta’sil Ma ‘Indahu
    عذبه حتى تستأصل ما عنده
    The word ” ‘Azab” has many meanings, mostly translated as “punish”. The translators of Qur’an do not ever use a word “Torture” for Azab, not even once.
    //corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?q=E*b

    Moreover, actually Prophet Muhammad never commands Zubayr to kindle the fire because he specifically forbids the use of fire for punishing any sinner.
    Bukhari, Vol 52, Book 4, Hadith 260
    Narrated Ikrima: Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn ‘Abbas, who said, Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, ‘Don’t punish (anybody) with Allah’s punishment.’
    Bukhari, Vol 84, Book 9, Hadith 57
    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).’

    “32. The Golden Rule does not exist in Islam, and is antipathetic to the letter and spirit of that faith. In Islam, the world is divided between Believers and Infidels, Muslims and non-Muslims. Muslims are commanded to love only those who are loyal to Allah, and to hate those who do not, that is, the Unbelievers. ”

    Prophet Muhammad mortgages his armor to Jewish creditor. Business is business.
    Bukhari Hadith 4.Vol 4, Hadith 165
    Narrated by Aisha. Allah’s Messenger died while his (iron) armor was mortgaged to a Jew for thirty Sas of barley.
    More than just as friends, Moslem men are allowed to intimately take the women of Ahlu Kitabs to bed as legitimate wives.
    Q.5, v.5 And lawful in marriage are chaste women from among the believers and chaste women from among those who were given the Scripture before you, when you have given them their due compensation, desiring chastity, not unlawful sexual intercourse or taking secret lovers.

    “33. Al-wala’ wa-l-bara’ (“Loyalty and Disavowal”) is the doctrine of Love and Hate for Allah’s sake, one of the key beliefs in Islam, second only to Tawhid. It commands hatred of all that goes against Allah. ”

    Not all things of the Non Moslems caused the anger of Allah.
    Prophet Muhammad does business with a Jew, one of Prophet Muhammad’ servant is a Jewish boy, Qur’an allows Moslems to marry the women of Ahlu Kitabs. Early Moslems get the full assistance of Christian Lakhmids to dethrone Persia. Moslems get the full assistance of Christian Monophysites to dethrone the Roman empire.

    “34. one more example of the desire of non-Arab Muslims to identify with the Arabs, going so far as to suggest an entirely factitious lineage connecting them to the Prophet. One more example – see #19 and #26 – that provides evidence of the supremacist position of Arabs within the supposedly egalitarian faith of Islam. ”

    Actually Sayyid is a honorific title for John the Baptist in Q.3, v.39, as leader of the captivity, so it is more broader than just a Prophet’s lineage.
    Q.3, v.39 So the angels called him while he was standing in prayer in the chamber, Indeed, Allah gives you good tidings of John, confirming a word from Allah and a Leader (Sayyidan) under occupation, and a Prophet from among the righteous.

    “35. This question should call to mind Ayatollah Khomeini’s reported remark that “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.” The point of the question is to ensure that others are aware of how much that we regard as innocent and pleasurable fun is grimly prohibited in Islam. ”

    That’s really the silliest joke. Those Ayatollahs may have laughed rolling on the floor anytime the Non Moslems cite that joke, knowing how they dupe the Non Moslems so easily. Worse they even believe it.
    Ibn Majah, Vol. 4, Book 24, Hadith 2863
    Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever among you commands you to do something that involves disobedience to Allah, do not obey him.”
    Tirmidhi Vol. 4, Book 1, Hadith 1990
    Abu Hurairah narrated:”They said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! You joke with us?’ He said: ‘Indeed, I do not say except what is true.'”
    Shama’il Muhammadiyah Book 47, Hadith 334
    Imam Hasan says, (my younger brother) Husayn said: “I asked my father about the conduct of Rasulullah in his assemblies’ He replied. Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam was always happy and easy mannered. There was always a smile and a sign of happiness on his blessed face. He was soft-natured and when the people needed his approval, he easily gave consent. He did not speak in a harsh tone nor was he stone-hearted. He did not scream while speaking, nor was he rude or spoke indecently. He did not seek other’s faults. He never over-praised anything nor exceeded in joking, nor was he a miser.
    Shama’il Muhammadiyah Book 35, Hadith 226
    Anas says, Rasulullah used to associate with us and joke. I had a younger brother. Rasulullah said to him, “Aba Umayr, what happened to the Nughayr?”

    “36. It is the duty of Muslims to conduct Jihad against Infidels in Dar al-Harb so as to spread Islam, though not necessarily through violence. ”

    Since proselytism is Jihad, every preachers in other religions must be Jihadist then?
    Moslems and those who study Qur’an know better how the Arabic word “Jihad” can be against Islam, so evil, sinful, unforgivable. Jihad is not monopoly of Arabs or Moslems. There are Non-Moslem Jihadists who spent all their minds, words, efforts, emotions, tricks, medias, money and weapons to persecute Moslems and to deceive into Apostasy.
    Q.31, v.15. If they struggle against thou to commit idolatry (Jahada Ka ‘Ala An Tushrika) of which thou have no knowledge, then do not obey them; however thou should still treat them kindly in this world.

    “37. It is the duty of Muslims to constantly expand Dar al-Islam through Jihad, until the whole world has submitted to Islam. ”

    No, the Kafirin is not al-Kuffar.
    The specific Arabic word “Al-Kuffar” of Q.9, v.123 means the violent, combatant, murderous infidels. Moslems could afford to live in a tolerant life with the so-called “Al-Kafirin” per Q.86, v.17, but not with the Kuffar. Killing the enemy combatant in the war is a norm acceptable by today’s standard of Self-defense.
    Nevertheless, as we refer to the Sunnah on the war with the Jews, the choice of banishment of the enemy combatants (meaning to spare their lives) per Q.5, v.33 is actually a norm and preference of the early Moslems, whereas the option of killing is rather an exception.
    The Arabic word “Kuffar” just occurs 14 times throughout Qur’an, out of them 13 verses refer to the hostile, belligerent, violent infidels or combatant infidels, while only one verse refers to the cultivation (Q.57, v.20). Four verses are mentioned in the 9th Sura.
    Q.5 v.57, Q.9 v.68, Q.9 v.73, Q.9 v.120, Q.9 v.123, Q.13 v.42, Q.48 v.29, Q.57 v.20, Q.60 v.10, Q.60 v.11, Q.60 v.13, Q.66 v.9, Q.83 v.34, Q.83 v.36.
    Whom Qur’an makes it priority to fight against is the “nearby” belligerent infidels per Q.9, v.123, not those who live farther. It laid a later theological concept of Dar al-Islam, that is the land of Moslems has to have a minimum standard of safety for both the peaceful Moslems and the tolerant Non Moslems.

    “38. While history is punctuated with numerous local “jihads” in which war is waged against the Infidels – as, for example, the jihad conducted in West Africa by Usman dan Fodio in 1809, known as the Fulani War, which established the Sokoto Caliphate – the Jihad as a worldwide phenomenon has no foreseeable or logical conclusion. ”

    History? There’s no warfare against the Eastern Africans conducted by the early Moslems. Rather, early Moslems find refuge in the kingdom in Eastern Africa.
    Exceptional places and people of the conquest by Jihad (places where the Jihadists lacked the radicalisation arguments, precedence, motivation and link to early Moslems).
    – Coastal line of the eastern Africa even though its position is nearby the city of Makkah.
    – Sinaitic monks who meet the Moslem forces at the outskirt of the Tabouk region.
    – South-eastern Asians.
    – Mongols.
    – Xinjiang Chinese.
    //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_China
    Introduction of Islam 616-18 AD
    According to Chinese Muslims’ traditional legendary accounts, Islam was first introduced to China in 616-18 AD by Sahaba (companions) of Prophet Muhammad : Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas, Sayid, Wahab ibn Abu Kabcha and another Sahaba.[6] Wahab ibn abu Kabcha (Wahb abi Kabcha) may have been be a son of al-Harth ibn Abdul Uzza (also known as Abu Kabsha).[7] It is noted in other accounts that Wahab Abu Kabcha reached Canton by sea in 629 CE.[8]
    Sa`ad ibn Abi Waqqas, along with three Sahabas, namely Suhayla Abuarja, Uwais al-Qarani, and Hassan ibn Thabit, returned to China from Arabia in 637 by the Yunan – Manipur – Chittagong route, then reached Arabia by sea.[9] Some sources date the introduction of Islam in China to 650 AD, the third sojourn of Saad ibn abi Waqqas,[10] when he was sent as an official envoy to Emperor Gaozong during Caliph Uthman’s reign.
    The Huaisheng Mosque is a mosque, whose construction is attributed to the Prophet Muhammad’s second cousin, Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas.

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