General Petraeus is quoted by the Associated Press (on Yahoo! news) as saying that Qur'an burning would inflame passions.
The Secretary General of Nato is quoted in a similar vein.
Did Christians riot, destroy property and kill people when a photograph was published as "art" showing a crucifix immersed in urine? Did they riot when elephant dung was used in ersatz iconography? But Muslims, whipped to a frenzy by rabid clerics in Juma Salat riot on the basis of unfounded rumors as well as such egregious offenses as the Motoons & Fitna.
If rabid Muslims are going to harm our troops because a few Qur'ans are burned, they will also use blog posts, books, videos and articles exposing the intrinsic evil of Islam as a pretexts for outrageous acts of violence. If we follow the General's illogic, we must forbid all criticism of Islam, effectively annulling the First Amendment.
CNN quotes General Petraeus as saying that the Qur'an burning could "endanger" our troops and the mission. CNN quotes a statement from our Embassy in Kabul in which the Embassy condemns the Qur'an burning. in terms such as "acts of disrespect against the religion of Islam", "deliberate attempts to offend members of religious or ethnic groups" and "offensive messages, which are contrary to U.S. government policy ".
Msnbc reports on the remarks of Attorney General Eric Holder and other critics. They quote Holder as calling the burning "idiotic and dangerous" . They quote a group of religious leaders as referring to "anti-Muslim frenzy" and "disrespect for a sacred text".
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley is quoted in a fulminating denunciation
Crowley called the burning "inconsistent with our American values" and "un-American".
Our servicemen are in harm's way in Afghanistan, viewed by the locals as "occupiers" to be tormented, killed and driven away. When Dar ul-Islam is invaded, jihad to repel the invaders is fard ayn, an individually binding religious obligation upon all able bodied male Muslims. I direct the attention of doubters and dissenters to Reliance of the Traveller, Book o9.1. They do not need any additional provocation.
Dove World calls Islam Satanic. It intends to protest Islam's attacks on us by burning Qur'ans. Is that an attack on a religion? Is Islam a religion? Muslims do use that word, but the principal term used to describe Islam is Deen: way of life. What is that way of life? What is its economic base, is it agriculture? Is it construction? Is it manufacturing? Is it trade and commerce? One saying attributed to Muhammad answers these questions for us. Read it carefully; I added emphasis to make critical points clear to you.
Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:
I heard the Apostle of Allah, (peace_be_upon_him) say: When you enter into the inah transaction, hold the tails of oxen, are pleased with agriculture, and give up conducting jihad (struggle in the way of Allah). Allah will make disgrace prevail over you, and will not withdraw it until you return to your original religion.
Muhammad told the Muslims that if they engage in trade & agriculture to the exclusion of jihad Allah will curse them until they return to "your original religion". What did they give up? What must they return to? Jihad. What is jihad? Is jihad an-nafs, the struggle against ego and temptation an alternative to agriculture? How would it produce food or income with which to purchase food? What is jihad, and how does it rival agriculture as an economic activity?
Fortunately for us, Islamic law includes a clear and unambiguous definition of jihad. For clarity and ease of exploration, I have added emphasis and links to external references.
Jihad means "to war on non-Muslims". How does it produce income? The Qur'an has the answer to this question, distributed over several surahs. [Emphasis added for clarity.]
8:41. And know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily one-fifth (1/5th) of it is assigned to Allâh, and to the Messenger, and to the near relatives [of the Messenger (Muhammad)], (and also) the orphans, Al-Masâkin (the poor) and the wayfarer, if you have believed in Allâh and in that which We sent down to Our slave (Muhammad) on the Day of criterion (between right and wrong), the Day when the two forces met (the battle of Badr) - And Allâh is Able to do all things.
Al-Anfal is variously translated as "The Spoils", "War Booty" or "The Windfalls". If Islam is a "religion of peace", why does its scripture tell us that Moe gets the loot, specifically the top 20%. That top 20% is called Khums. In Bukhari's collection of authentic hadith, the Book of Khumus describes the division of the spoils. Of course, that must be a rare and occasional necessity, because Islam is a "religion of peace". So why does that book contain 88 ahadith?
In Surah Al Fath, we learn that Allah has promised the Muslims "rich spoils" that they will capture.
48:20. Allâh has promised you abundant spoils that you will capture, and He has hastened for you this, and He has restrained the hands of men from you, that it may be a sign for the believers, and that He may guide you to a Straight Path.
48:21. And other (victories and much booty there are, He promises you) which are not yet within your power, indeed Allâh compasses them, And Allâh is Ever Able to do all things.
Did Allah deliver on his promise of "abundant spoils"?
33:27. And He caused you to inherit their lands, and their houses, and their riches, and a land which you had not trodden (before). And Allâh is Able to do all things.
In another ayeh, Allah reveals Moe's motivation: "the good of this world". What does that mean?
The translators included a parenthetical expression taken from tafsir. That expression tells us what Moe wanted: ransom money. The mission of Islam is mercenary, neither beneficent, spiritual nor anodyne. "Religion of peace"? Waging war, making a great slaughter is one of the duties of a Prophet. Got a clue yet?
The hadit have more clues for the clueless.
The spoils of war were not made lawful for any people before us, This is because Allah saw our weakness and humility and made them lawful for us.
Taking spoils was taboo among the Arabs. Allah gave Moe special dispensation because he saw Moe's weakness and humility. Lets take a good, close look at that humility. Khan bowdlerized this hadith when he translated Bukhari. Aisha Bewley did not.
How did Moe get his provision? What happened to anyone who disobeyed his command? So Allah saw his weakness and humility..... Humility?
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).
How was Moe made victorious? Who brought him the keys to the treasures of the world? What of those treasures?
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Khosrau will be ruined, and there will be no Khosrau after him, and Caesar will surely be ruined and there will be no Caesar after him, and you will spend their treasures in Allah's Cause." He called, "War is deceit'.
How about those treasures, did they inure to Moe's benefit?
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Whenever a dead man in debt was brought to Allah's Apostle he would ask, "Has he left anything to repay his debt?" If he was informed that he had left something to repay his debts, he would offer his funeral prayer, otherwise he would tell the Muslims to offer their friend's funeral prayer. When Allah made the Prophet wealthy through conquests, he said, "I am more rightful than other believers to be the guardian of the believers, so if a Muslim dies while in debt, I am responsible for the repayment of his debt, and whoever leaves wealth (after his death) it will belong to his heirs. "
How did Allah make Moe wealthy?
I have presented proof of the centrality of Jihad in Islam, that it is a predatory way of life, predation upon the non-Islamic human race, Dar ul-Harb, the land of war. Why is it the land of war? Because it is not yet under Islam's domination.
The entire world must be brought under Islamic domination because Allah's word must be made superior.
48:28. He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islâm), that He may make it (Islâm) superior over all religions. And All-Sufficient is Allâh as a Witness.
61:9. He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islâmic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh and in His Messenger Muhammed ) hate (it).
Two ayat declare that Islam must be made superior, one declares that it must be made victorious. How would that happen? The context has a clue for you.
61:11. That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!
61:12. (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of 'Adn Eternity ['Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.
"Strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh"; whatever could that mean? How would that make Islam victorious & dominant?
Narrated Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and asked, "A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in Allah's Cause?" The Prophet said, "He who fights that Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah's Cause."
Muslims fight in Allah's cause, to make Islam dominant. Allah gives them the disbeliever's land in war victories. Got a clue yet?
Two ayat in Surah Al-Anfal tell us most of what we need to know about Islam.
8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.
Who: disbelievers. What? Fight them until resistance ceases and only Allah is worshiped in the whole world. Got a clue yet? Surah At-Taubah has another clue for the clueless.
But Islam is a "great religion of peace". Surely those conquest imperatives must be metaphorical, allegorical or anachronistic. Yeah, right. I already showed you one of the confirming ahadith, in that quote from Reliance. "commanded to fight the people until"... . That same section told you that jihad is warfare against disbelievers. But you did not get a clue. Shari'ah has another clue for you. Those conquest imperatives are codified into Islamic law and one of them specifies its scriptural basis.
The caliph makes war on "people of the scripture" until they are subjugated and make annual extortion payments. The scriptural basis is At-Taubah 29.
Allah said "fight them" ; Moe said " I am commanded to fight" . What did Moe do? What did his rightly guided caliphs do? How did Islam build an empire that stretched from the border of China to the border of France?
When America won its war of revolution, it no longer had the protection of the British fleet. Her shipping was sacked by the Barbary Pirates. The young nation was nearly bankrupted by paying tribute. Adams & Jefferson asked by what right they attacked us. The answer has another clue for you.
Examine the crucial elements.
- Laws of the Prophet
- written in their Koran
- who should not have answered their authority were sinners,
- right and duty to make war upon them
- make slaves of all they could take as prisoners
- every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to heaven
Examine the crucial elements.
- ordered us to fight you
- until you worship Allah alone
- or give jizya
- martyrs go to Paradise
- survivors enslave you
Is the Qur'an a holy book, the sacred word of Allah or was it contrived by a venal con man, woven of plagiarized pseudepigrapha and situational scripture? You won't find the answer from the Qur'an alone, you need hadith to complete the puzzle. Moe, like modern cult leaders, had groupies. Moe wanted to accept their sexual advances. Allah accommodated his wishes.
Moe lusted after Zainab, whose father rejected him. Moe fixed up his adopted son with her, later taking advantage of a convenient divorce to snatch her.
33:38. There is no blame on the Prophet () in that which Allâh has made legal for him.That has been Allâh's Way with those who have passed away of (the Prophets of) old. And the Command of Allâh is a decree determined.
Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3330:
Anas (Allah be pleased with him) reported: When the 'Iddah of Zainab was over, Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to Zaid to make a mention to her about him. Zaid went on until he came to her and she was fermenting her flour. He (Zaid) said: As I saw her I felt in my heart an idea of her greatness so much so that I could not see towards her (simply for the fact) that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) had made a mention of her. So I turned my back towards her. and I turned upon my heels, and said: Zainab, Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) has sent (me) with a message to you. She said: I do not do anything until I solicit the will of my Lord. So she stood at her place of worship and the (verse of) the Qur'an (pertaining to her marriage) were revealed, and Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came to her without permission. He (the narrator) said: I saw that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) served us bread and meat until it was broad day light and the people went away, but some persons who were busy in con- versation stayed on in the house after the meal. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) also went out and I also followed him, and he began to visit the apartments of his wives greeting them (with the words): As-Salamu 'alaikum, and they would say: Allah's Messenger, how did you find your family (hadrat Zainab)? He (the narrator) stated: I do not know whether I had informed him that the people had gone out or he (the Holy Prophet) informed me (about that). He moved on until he entered the apartment, and I also went and wanted to enter (the apartment) along with him, but he threw a curtain between me and him, as (the verfes pertaining to seclusion) had been revealed, and people were instructed in what they had been instructed. Ibn Rafii had made this addition in his narration:" O you who believe, enter not the houses of the Prophet unless permission is given to you for a meal, not waiting for its cooking being finished..." to the words"... Allah forbears not from the truth."
If burning the Qur'an is an attack on Islam, it is a counter attack, subsequent to Islamic attacks upon us. Did you know that Islam denies the divinity, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Did you know that Islam curses Jews & Christians, that it calls us the worst of living creatures? Did you know that Allah turned some Jews into apes and swine? Why not? Because you have not read the Qur'an.
I admit that the International Burn a Quran Day may irritate Muslims. But it serves a larger purpose: it gives me and others a good excuse to expose the fatal facts of Islam to a curious public. The constant drumbeat of news coverage is raising interest and curiosity. A few more people will read this blog post. A few more will click the links and explore Islam's canon of scripture, tradition and jurisprudence than otherwise would. And I view that as a good thing.
So read the Qur'an already. Then piss on it, let it dry and burn it.