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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Is Dr. Sott Smearing Rep. Andre Carson ?

Dr. Marvin Scott's campaign position on Islam has drawn media attention from News8, wishtv.com whose coverage of the issue appears to suggest or hint that Dr Scott is running a smear campaign against Representative Andre Carson in Indiana's 7th District. Barenaked Islam posted Dr. Scott's position and a video of the suggestive news report.


If the video does not appear above, use this link to view the video and read the related article.

The position page begins with a densely packed preambular paragraph which I will break down point by point. His points are in the outer node, my commentary in the inner node of the unenumerated list. Bold blue, underlined text is linked to a source document. Links to the Qur'an and hadith are direct. Some links to Reliance of the Traveller will require searching for the book letter, chapter & reference numbers.

  • Dr. Scott first quotes the establishment & free exercise clauses of the first amendment.
    • Problem: the Constitution does not define religion nor does it list covered institutions. Islam is not a religion, Muslims call it a deen: way of life. That way of life is intra-species predation. Islam's "original religion" is jihad: to war upon non-believers. The religious component of Islam serves a dual purpose: to conceal its true mission from our eyes and to motivate the mujahideen with threats of Hell & promises of Paradise.
  • Every American has, and should have, the right to worship in the way they personally see fit.
  • America stands for honoring and protecting that God given right.
    • If Muslims have that right, then the rest of us have no rights! Our blood and property are not sacred to Muslims; we have no rights until we become Muslims.
  • No such thought or law exists in any Muslim country on the face of the earth.
    • Islamic law forbids religious processions, reciting the Gospel aloud, displaying crosses and building churches.
  • If Muslim law were to be imposed in our country, freedom of religion would disappear here as it has in Muslim countries around the globe.
    • As demonstrated above by reference to Reliance of the Traveller, freedom of religion is for Muslims only where Allah's writ runs..
  • Islam advocates the eventual elimination of all Christians and Jews.
  • We are threatened by past and current deadly acts committed in the name of Islam.
    • Technically, those attacks were carried out in the name of Allah, Islam's deity; Muslims pronounced takbir while slitting throats & shooting: "Ahllah-hu Akhbar".
  • We are threatened by those who want Shariah or Muslim law to be honored and to eventually replace our law.
    • Advocacy of Shari'ah is a threat whether the advocacy is through dawa, deceit, demographics or jihad. Islamic law requires that 1/8 of 2.5% of each Shari'ah compliant transaction be distributed to those waging war against us. See Reliance of the Traveller, Book H8.17.
  • Women are cruelly and regularly subjugated to second class status by many practicing Muslims.
    • Although it is an artifact of Arabic tribalism, it is sanctioned by the Qur'an & hadith; see Islamic Mysoginy for the most significant details.
  • Honor killings of women are widespread in the Muslim world and happen in our country too.
    • Honoricide has been in the news recently, beyond any doubt. Shari'ah declares that there is no indemnity for killing one's offspring. Refer to Reliance of the Traveller Book O1.2-4.
  • Omar M. Ahmad, founder of CAIR (the Counsil on American Islamic Relations) said: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant”.
  • Many Muslims are respectful and model citizens, but many are not.
    • Big deal; The same can be said of Christians. But Islam is inimical to our lives and liberties, by design. Members of sleeper cells can disguise themselves as secular, Muslims in name only. Secular Muslims can become zealots.
  • Radical elements of Islam are funding and building mosques across America and they use our laws to protect themselves while advocating the overthrow of our laws and our way of life in their mosques and online.
    • Adjectives such as "radical" & "extreme", when applied to Islam and Muslims, imply a false dichotomy. Orthodox Islam as Moe preached and practiced it is genocidal violence, neither peaceful nor moderate. There are Muslims who are not true believing zealots. There is no moderate Islam.
  • Attacks against America and Americans here and in other parts of the world can not and should not be ignored or explained away.
    • Those attacks flow from Islamic doctrine & tradition, not from our foreign policy or actions. American shipping was attacked by the Barbary Pirates between 1787 and 1815 without any provocation on our part.
  • We are forced to be, based on their acts and statements, at war with radical Islam and we could lose if we do not fully understand and fully confront the Muslim menace.
    • "Radical Islam" is a lie; no such entity exists. Islam exists, it is what Moe preached and practiced between 610 and 632. Every implication that Islam is peaceful, anodyne & benevolent is an accursed lie. As a wise man wrote: "Its Islam, stupid.".
  • I will not be intimidated and I will not be fooled. I will stand against the immediate and real threat of radical Islam to all Americans and to our country.
    • Taking a stand against the Islamic threat requires total honesty: drop the disingenuous adjectives. Muslims & dhimmis will label you "Islamophobe", "racist", "bigot", "extremist" & "Nazi" if you tell the truth about Islam, no matter how you try to soften the blow. So don't try to soften it, tell it as it is.

The web page lists ten points attributed to: Ten Reasons By James Arlandson – August 13, 2005. The list is reproduced below, followed by my commentary in a similar list.

1. Islam commands offensive and aggressive and unjust jihad.
2. Islam orders apostates to be killed.
3. Islam orders death for Muslim and possible death for non—Muslim critics of Muhammad and the Quran and even sharia itself.
4. Islam orders unmarried fornicators to be whipped and adulterers to be stoned to death.
5. Islam commands that homosexuals must be executed.
6. Islam commands that highway robbers should be crucified or mutilated.
7. Islam commands that a male and female thief must have a hand cut off.
8. Islam allows an injured plaintiff to exact legal revenge—physical eye for physical eye.
9. Islam allows husbands to hit their wives even if the husbands merely fear highhandedness in their wives.
10. Islam commands that drinkers and gamblers should be whipped.

  1. Islam does command offensive jihad, in Surah al-Anfal & Surah at-Taubah. Obedience to those commands is exemplified in Sahih Bukhari's books of Jihad, Khumus & Expedition. Those commands are codified into Shari'ah, refer to: http://www.crusadersarmory.co.cc/RelianceO9-8.html and http://www.crusadersarmory.co.cc/RelianceO9-9.html.
  2. Shari'ah prescribes the death penalty for apostasy. Refer to: http://www.crusadersarmory.co.cc/RelianceO8-2.html.
  3. Shari'ah lists 20 acts and attitudes entailing apostasy for which the penalty is death. Refer to: http://www.crusadersarmory.co.cc/RelianceO8-7.html . Shari'ah also lists five acts which break a treaty of protection, subjecting the Christian who breaks it to the death penalty: http://www.crusadersarmory.co.cc/RelianceO11-10.html.
  4. True; refer to Sahih Bukhari 9.89.303
  5. True; refer to Sunan Abu Dawud 38.4447.
  6. While the statement is true, it falls short of the mark. The penalty also applies to disbelievers in general. Refer to Surah al-Ma'idah 33 and Ibn Kathir's Tafsir of that verse, which defines "wage war" as including disbelief.
  7. True; refer to Surah al-Ma'idah 38.
  8. True; refer to Surah al-Ma'idah 45.
  9. True; refer to Surah an-Nisa' 34
  10. Half true; refer to Sahih Muslim 14.4226 and Reliance, Book P71.1 & 71.2.
I go to great lengths, spending hours researching and writing these posts because I want truth to prevail over lies. The first point raised above is the most important, one that must not be ignored. Muslims & Islampohiles assert that the citations to Islam's canon are out of context, mis-translated or mis-interpreted. In my response to the first point, I provided links to the Hilali & Khan translation of the Noble Qur'an so that you can read it with the translator's notes. That translation, though 95% accurate, is reputed to be Wahhabist. The Muslim Student Association at USC hosts three parallel translations by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Pickthall & Shakir. 8:39, 9:29. Scroll through the text, read the context and compare the translations. Those are three of the most trusted translations. Which one of them is mis-translated? How can they be mis-interpreted?

Interpretations of the Qur'an are called tafsir. Exegetes compare similar ayat and ahadith which confirm them. I am doing something most bloggers won't do; I am giving you links to several tafsirs of those crucial ayat. I am also providing links to the commentary of Abdullah Yusuf Ali and Mohammad Asad. Yusuf Ali, Asad & Maududi are deceptive. To verify this fact, you need to read several ahadith. Here they are again: Jihad, Khumus & Expedition. For a broader selection, read Riyad us-Saliheen Book 11, Chapter 234. Then read 8:1 & 41 which you can access through the Qur'an links in the previous paragraph. Follow up with 8:67 and 48:20. 8:1 & 41 tell us who gets the spoils. 8:67 reveals Moe's motivation: ransom money & spoils. 48:20 reveals Allah's promise of rich spoils to be captured. Before comparing those ayat to the commentary of Yusuf Ali, Asad, & Maududi, read these ahadith which reveal Allah's special dispensation to accrue spoils: Sahih Muslim 19.4327, Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331.


Not convinced yet? How did Moe gain his income? The hadith which answers that question reveals arrogance which will outrage any decent person. It has been bowdlerized from Hilali's translation of Sahih Bukhari but Aisha Bewley included it. Unfortunately, it is not a named anchor. Click the link and search for LXXXVII . Bukhari Ch 61 # 2756: ...It is mentioned from Ibn 'Umar from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "My provision has been placed under the shadow of my spear, and abasement and humility have been placed on the one who disobeys my command.

How was Moe made wealthy? The answer is in Sahih Bukhari 3.37.495 : by conquests. Jihad is entirely about bringing the Kuffar to Islam, making Allah's word superior. Yeah, right. What makes the difference between holy war and profane war? Sahih Muslim 19.4294: don't embezzle the spoils and don't kill the children, because they are part of the spoils. Of course, I am a liar, Yeah, right. http://www.crusadersarmory.co.cc/RelianceO9-13.html Captive women and children are automatically enslaved.

The jihad imperatives say "fight them" and "fight those who" ... until... . You need to deny those imperatives, to declare them false, metaphorical or anachronistic. You have an insoluble problem because Moe confirmed them. He said he was ordered/commanded to fight and that jihad would continue until Judgment Day.
What Dr. Scott posted about Islam is essentially true. Islam is a clear, present, proximate and persistent threat to our lives, liberties and way of life. To the extent that they believe in and practice Islam, so are Muslims. That is not a smear. That is not Islamophobia. That is not racism neither is it bigotry. Religion is about worshiping God; Islam is about genocidal aggression. That is truth. I did something Dr. Scott did not do, I made the evidence available to you.