Islam is Anti-Peace
In addition, wherever Islam rules, also in Iran, Southern Lebanon (where Hizbollah rules) Somalia, and Saudi Arabia, oppression is the rule. There is no freedom of any kind; no religious freedom and no free media. It's dictatorship par excellence.
It's extremely illogical and makes no sense to call a faith "religion" that preaches hate and murder. Neither politically nor religiously does that make any sense in a civilized world.
Unfortunately, there are also passages in the Bible which are incompatible with life in a modern civilised world. There are, for instance, passages in the Bible where women are discriminated against. Here is an example: "The women should keep silence in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says. If there is any thing they desire to know let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church." [1 Corin. 14:34]
One more quote:
"But any woman who prays and prophecies with her head unveiled dishonors her head - it is the same as if her head were shaven, for if a woman will not veil herself then she should cut off her hair..." [1 Corin. 11:5]
However, this kind of passage has been skipped and ignored for generations by both Jews and Christians. Nobody preaches them, even the most conservative. Otherwise, unlike the Quran, the Bible is violence-free.
On the other hand, conservative Muslims insist on every passage in the Quran, regardless of how atrocious it is. They claim the Quran was composed by Allah, the Muslim God, and delivered to the prophet Muhammad to preach.
Over the past 14 centuries, and since the inception of Islam, the Muslim establishment has rejected skipping or ignoring these passages, or view them in a historical context. Anyone who does that is considered a heretic and faces the death penalty. For conservative Muslims, the Quran is the wording of God and hence it's valid for all times and places, and every single word in the Quran is sacred.
Outspoken and silent critics of Islam are convinced that if ordinary Muslims read the Quran thoroughly, and if they were free to choose, they would slam the door against the face of Islam and desert it. Many liberal Muslims would turn their back to Islam, but they fear of being accused of apostasy which according to the Quran is punished by death. Here is what the Quran says about apostasy: "But if they turn away (leave Islam and embrace another faith), then seize them and kill them wherever you find (them)....." Sure 4, verse 89
Now, unlike other religions, in particular Christianity and Judaism, Islam has never been allowed to go through any kind of reformation. Over its history of 14 centuries, every reform attempt was squashed and nipped in the bud. Reformers were persecuted and as heretics were killed.
Since 9/11 and thanks to the Internet, and internationalization of TV, a huge discussion has started to spread everywhere for the first time in Islam's history. Forums are everywhere where critics of Islam can freely express their views. Both 9/11 and the Internet are exposing Islam.
Still, people everywhere are intimidated and scared by radical Muslims. For example, Reinhardt, whom I gave a critical article of mine about Islam to read, asked me after reading it, "Aren't you scared to be killed by those radical Muslims?" I replied, "Of course I'm scared. But someone out there has to say the truth about Islam." Besides, I told Reinhardt, I'm simply using facts, quotes from the Quran to expose Islam. All I'm saying is look what the holy book of Muslims is preaching. Additionally, I'm not interpreting anything. I'm merely laying out what the highest authority in Islam is saying.
At the end of the day, all I want to achieve is opening the eyes of Muslims and non-Muslims to the truth, to the fact that Muslim terrorists are actually carrying out what their holy book instructs them to do. The evil is in the root, not in the fruit.
Further, I strongly and blatantly believe that if human rights organizations, peace activists, and ordinary people like you and me submit an appeal to any Western human rights court to condemn all those atrocious passages in the Quran, the court would disapprove of these passages and would severely condemn them. In many Western nations there are legislations which do not tolerate hate, which has nothing to do with freedom of speech.
However, some observers are not that optimistic. They believe that some judges are politicized and might approve of those passages after putting them in a historical context.
Now, let's assume that a Western human rights court condemns the atrocious passages in the Quran, then as usual Muslims would take to the street and protest violently, kill innocent people and destroy their premises, like in the Middle Ages.
It is exactly this kind of reaction that many Westerners fear. Some Western political establishments and their media would argue: We provoked them. We should not have done that.
Obviously, the world in the 21st century is destined to live with the evil part of Islam, and this might stay so for generations to come. It's a big dilemma and there is no solution for that in sight, neither in the short nor in the medium run, but maybe in the in the long run.
Politics of Radical Muslims Inspired by Atrocious Passages from the Quran
Hamas, a Palestinian Islamic radical party, has repeatedly, blatantly and bluntly reiterated that its ultimate goal is the "destruction of Israel." This is also stated very clearly in its political program.
In reality, the politics of Hamas, and for that matter of all Islamic radical organisations, are inspired and driven by the Quran. These organisations literally carry out and implement what the Quran teaches them. Here are some passages from the Quran:
Kill the infidels:
"And kill them (non-Muslims) wherever you overtake them....." Sure 2, verse 191
Muslims should not take Jews and Christians as friends:
"O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies/friends" Sure 5, verse 51
To add insult to injury, Mohammed, the "prophet" of Muslims, repeatedly condemned the Jews during his lifetime. In his Hadeeth (a huge collection of more than 7000 pages of statements and advice which the Muslim leader made during his life time) he incited Muslims to wipe out the Jews wherever they are. He degraded them to apes and monkeys, which in Muslims' eyes are "useless" animals.
The atrocities in the Quran do not end there. The Quran is filled with passages that incite to killing those Muslims who leave Islam:
Kill those Muslims who convert to other religions:
"But if they turn away (leave Islam and embrace another faith), then seize them and kill them wherever you find....." Sure 4, verse 89
Still, Barack Obama and the former German President, Christian Wulff believe, "Islam is a peaceful religion."
Also, the Quran discriminates against women as witnesses, in terms of sex:
Two women are worth one male witness:
"And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And if there are not two men [available], then a man and two women from those whom you accept as witnesses - so that if one of the women errs, then the other can remind her." Sure 2, verse 282
Women who commit adultery are to be killed:
"Those who commit unlawful sexual intercourse of your women - bring against them four [witnesses] from among you. And if they testify, confine the guilty women to houses until death takes them...." Sure 4, verse 15
Men are allowed to have sex with their wives whenever they wish so:
"Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you, so come to your place of cultivation however you wish and put forth [righteousness] for yourselves" Sure 2, verse 223
In addition, the Quran is filled with contradictions. For example, while it says, "There is no compulsion in religion," (Sure 2, verse 256), the same Quran states, "Kill them (the infidels) wherever you find them." (Sure 2, verse 191)
By the same token, the Quran brags, "You (Muslims are the best nation produced for mankind." (Sure 3, verse 110)
While almost everywhere, especially in the developing world, people are demanding democracy and freedom, Muslim leaders shout in mosques and on TV shows:
- Get rid of the infidels and everything will be okay.
- Apply Shari'a (the Islamic law based on the Quran and Hadeeth) and everything will be okay.
In other words, Muslims who are allegedly the "best nation produced for mankind" are simply enjoying the fruits produced by the infidels. All this is halal in Muslim eyes.
One wonders how to react on such rubbish. Should one laugh or get outraged?
Now, in all societies where conservative Muslims rule or at least have the say, including Saudi Arabia, sex segregation even at childhood age, and females wearing the hijab are practices which are vehemently enforced.
On Monday, April 1st, Hamas introduced a law according to which girls at school are to be taught only by female teachers. Men are not allowed to teach girls.
Luckily, there are Muslims who reject such medieval measures, but they are powerless. Zainab Al Ghonaimi, a teacher and human rights activist, told me on the phone from Gaza, "As I and some colleagues protested against the law before the spokesman of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Waleed Mizher, told us: If you don't like it, you can leave Gaza. He added: We are simply implementing the Shari'a of Allah, the best law in this universe. Period!"
Al Ghonaimi also told me, Hamas has in recent years imposed the Islamic dress on all females, regardless whether you are a Muslim or not. Men are forbidden from working as hairdressers for women. Further, couples who walk along Gaza's streets are often questioned by the police if they are related.
The Turks in Germany (about 3million) are rejoicing in the fact that the German political establishment is giving in to each and every demand they have raised so far.
Most recently, the trial against the so-called NSU, an alleged "right-wing terror group" who are accused of killing eight Turks in Germany a few years back is due to start mid-April.
The German and international media have applied and received in time observation seats in the court's hall. The Turkish media missed to book such seats, and now they and their government are accusing the German justice of being biased against Turks. The Turkish media say in their news headline, "The Germans do not want Turkey to know the truth about the murder of the eight Turks.
Observers believe that Germany will eventually concede to all Turkish demands.
According to several sociological studies, more than 80% of Turkish women living in Germany wear the Islamic dress; the hijab, a headscarf that covers every hair, and a long coat.
The German taxpayer finances a TV program in Turkish for Turkish kids. For the majority of Turkish kids born and live in Germany, it is not German their first language, it is Turkish.
In the long run, and in view of the fact that the birth rate among Turks is quite high, the Turks could start fighting for independence from the German state and have their own state, a Turkish state in the heart of Europe, a Turkish Islamic state based on Shari'a, the Islamic law.
By the way, according to Hadeeth, Muslims are allowed to lie to non-Muslims, cheat them, rape their women and ill treat them.
Hanna Jabbour, a Syrian Christian refugee who fled the Syrian civil war with his family to Turkey, told me on the phone, "The Turkish authorities here in a refugee camp, situated near the town of Akcakale on the Syrian border discriminate against Christians. They give us less food than they do to Muslim refugees. They refused to allow a priest to celebrate a holy mass in a tent. They treat us like dogs. As we started to protest, the police beat us and used tear gas to disperse us."
This led to a kind of uprising in the camp. Many Christian refugees decided to go back to Syria, "to hell," as Hanna put it, "It's better to die in the civil war than to be ill-treated like that."
Western democracies are victims of their own civilized, ideal humane principles. According to the British newspaper, The Guardian, Abu Qatada, the Jordanian fanatic cleric who is supposed to be deported back to his homeland, Jordan, where he faces terrorist charges, has so far cost the British taxpayer more than 500,000 sterling pounds. The gist of comments by hundreds of readers was, "This is bizarre!" "The man preaches hatred against civilized values and for that he is rewarded with so much money!"
The Turks in Germany cost also the taxpayer billions of Euros each year. What for? "The majority of them are parasite consumers. They hang around and do nothing constructive." Hartmut says outrageously. "The German honest taxpayer would like to see his money better invested in constructive projects and not on lazy buggers!" Dieter added
Finally, the whole world is confronted with three hubs of fatal dangers emanating from nuclear North Korea and Iran, and fanatic Islam.
Yet, while it might be, relatively speaking, militarily and technically easy to contain a nuclear war, it is going to be, in the long run, extremely difficult to contain Islamic extremism backed by the holy scriptures of Islam and tolerated by Western governments for fear of antagonizing Muslims.
As I said in my article, "Turks are a Time Bomb in Germany," the three million of Turkish immigrants in Germany are demanding and demanding more Islam and getting what they want. In the long run, they will demand their own state and invite the Turkish army to "protect" them as they did in Cyprus. In the long run, we will have an Islamic Califat in the middle of Europe.
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Dr. Sami Alrabaa, an ex-Muslim, is a professor of Sociology and an Arab-Muslim culture specialist. He has taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University. He also writes for the Jerusalem Post and is the author of the book: “Veiled Atrocities”, published by Prometheus, New York 2010 .