This article exposes the dark side of Islam, the awful truth, which has its roots in Islamic teaching, this teaching is based upon the Quran and Hadith.


Many Muslims claim Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. It may well become part of all our lives. Some may well ask, "Does it matter, for some in Islam are gentle people?" The truth is that while the sensitive Muslim is disturbed by some of the things done in the name of Islam, the expansionists uphold extremes:

"One Muslim extremist of the Islamic Liberation party reminded his interlocutors just before the scheduled opening of the party's international rally in London in August, 1994, that 'there are 123 verses in the Quran about killing and fighting.' And he added, quite unnecessarily, 'Ours is not a passive religion.' Quoted from Fregosi, P. (1998, p.18).

Whether one's enemies should be treated differently from those who believe, is one of the most distinctive differences between the world's most read religious books (in particular the Quran and the New Testament).

Here are four of the 123 verses referred to above. [Note: the numbering of these varies slightly between translations.]

"O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you, and let them find in you a harshness; and know that Allah is with the godfearing" (Sura al-Tawba 9:123).

"Fight against those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger, have forbidden -- such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book -- until they pay tribute out of hand and have been humbled" (Sura al-Tawba 9:29).

"The punishment of those who wage war against God and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;" (Sura Al Ma idah 5:33).

The Quran encourages Muslims to fight, even when they would rather seek peace with those who do not wish to adopt Islam.

"Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." (Sura AL-BAQARA 2:16) The Quran 

Most Muslims would say that these verses are misunderstood, but misunderstood or not, the history of Islam shows that many Muslim leaders have used those verses to spread terror. Islam, according to the Quran, can be spread by force. Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was quoted as saying, "Invitation first (that is, call them first to embrace Islam). If they refuse, then war." "The sword", said Mohammed, "is the key of heaven and hell; a drop of blood shed in the cause of Allah, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months of fasting or prayer: whosoever falls in battle, his sins are forgiven, and at the day of judgment his limbs shall be supplied by the wings of angels and cherubim."

It is as true today as it was then that Muslims wish to have their sins forgiven. Every Muslim lacks this certainty, and some are willing to do anything to gain it. Thus, fighting for Allah (a form Jihad) is the way of many.

Such self-sacrifice and devotion to Allah has not unified the Islamic world. Much of the Islamic world is constantly in a state of confusion and violence, warring against itself. History has shown that Muslims always fight against other Muslims because they cannot accept other group's interpretation of the Quran or their particular application of the Law. Many Muslim countries regard other Muslim countries as not strict enough when it comes to applying "Sharia Law" (Law based on the Quran and Hadith); groups such as the Taliban in Afghanistan claim others are not true Muslims. One can expect to see an increase in war until all are under one Islamic denomination (Mazhab). 

What will happen if most of the Islamic world is united under one leader (as in times of old), having the wealth and military might to challenge western nations? If the world is forced to accept Islamic Law, the world will not be a more peaceful place. Instead, the result of a world under the rule of Islam would be disaster. Consider that the few countries that have adopted Islamic Sharia Law are all disasters. Since it has been adopted by Sudan (1983), 2 million unnecessary deaths have occurred in that country, all due to Islamic oppression. This is the story of Islam.

Consider the following quotes from the cover of Paul Fregosi's book, "Jihad":

"The story begins around 650 C.E. with the first, unsuccessful siege of Constantinople, and continues with the invasion and occupation, sometimes for hundreds of years, of many European countries. Italy, Sicily, Portugal, France, Spain, Austria, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Rumania, Wallachia, Albania, Moldavia, Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia, Georgia, Poland, the Ukraine, and eastern and southern Russia were all battlefields where Islam conquered or was conquered in violent conflicts marked by cruelty, bloodlust, and a fearful loss of life, spread over considerably more than a thousand years. "

"For over a century and a half the world had forgotten this fact, since most Muslim countries were politically impotent and ruled mainly as the colonies or protectorates of European powers."

"… European history has remained transfixed on the Christian Crusades of the eleventh to the thirteenth century, it has largely ignored these Muslim attacks and invasions...When accusing the West of imperialism, Muslims are obsessed with the crusades  , but have forgotten their own longer and more gruesome Jihad."

Why should all this interest us? Fregosi adds, "There's an intention to censor what's going on about Islam, more so than for any other religion".

For example, Muslim propagandists say that Islam spread quickly because it was from God. But conquest is not conversion and giving in to threats is not conviction. War and oppression were the secrets to Islam's success. Idolaters had to choose between Islam, slavery and death; Jews and Christians were allowed to purchase a limited toleration by the payment of tribute, but were otherwise kept in degrading bondage. To a large degree oppression toward Jews and Christians was dependent on whether Islamic leaders wanted converts to Islam to raise their numbers, or taxes; as non-Muslims were compelled to pay more tax in fact at some points in history it was very difficult to convert to Islam because they didn't want to loose the extra money they were receiving from taxes!
[Here is a list of European countries which were occupied by Muslims (either Arabs, Moors, or Ottoman Turks): Spain 800 years, Portugal 600 years, Greece 500 years, Sicily 300 years, Serbia 400 years, Bulgaria 500 years, Rumania 400 year, and Hungary 150 years.] What do Islamic scholars have to say about offensive war? See Offensive War to Spread Islam.  .

Islamic teachers continue to deliberately misquote those who do not support the Islamic historical view. They rewrite history to suite themselves and threaten anyone who speaks a word against the Quran with death. Some say we have our present day democracy because of Islam. Obviously Muslim religious leaders have no trouble lying in order to uphold their positions. See Lying for Allah 

Muslims are taught that Islam is a blessing to the whole world. Yet, it is true that, 'Awful religions have awful gods', for they can only say Islam has been more of a blessing than a curse if they have a blind devotion to the God they call Allah. This god claims to be good. Unfortunately a person's character is slowly transformed into the character of the god they try to please. We find that many followers of Islam commit atrocities with a clean conscience for the sake of their god, and they thus imagine that these atrocities are even for the uplifting of humanity to God.

We note also that while Islam is supposed to bring equality, in practice this has never occurred. The super rich are able to avoid many of the harsh punishments that poor people cannot escape from.

Sadly, every Muslim dreams of a world under Islam because he believes Islam is the solution to the problems that plague humanity.

Islam is a state religion by nature; consequently Muslims are automatically involved in the affairs of the state (politics). However, history has shown that ordinary Muslims will never have a real choice when it comes to the laws they are going to live under, as the majority of them are decided by their religious leaders. God, they say, has given his laws in the Quran and Hadiths (although we have noted the conflicting opinions resulting in conflicts within Islam over these).

On the other hand, democracy is something that Muslims use (when available) to establish what they believe is God's law on earth -a non-democratic religious system. Democracy almost becomes non-existent once Muslim religious leaders gain control.

It is a sad fact that most Muslims had more rights and freedoms when they lived under European rule than they have had under Sharia law. But Muslim religious leaders hated being ruled by Europeans because Muslims were no longer masters over minority groups but had to treat them as equals, which included freedom of belief and equality in courts of law. (In Islam the testimony of a Muslim man is equivalent to the testimony of 2 Muslim women, Sura 2:282 "…so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her  ." Not surprisingly, the testimony of non-Muslims is worth even less). The slave trade was only abolished in Muslim countries because of European rule. See  . Unfortunately, it has begun again. Slavery in Sudan 

So why do Muslims remain Muslim? Do they have a choice? To the fanatical Muslim, anyone who gives up Islam must have done it because of insanity. Though Sura 2:256 states, "There is no compulsion in religion", many Muslims suffer the death penalty for apostasy (in accordance with the practices of Mohammed). It seems that all Muslim scholars support the death penalty without exception. The view of respected Islamic scholars on apostasy can be found at Relinquishing the Faith.  According to Muslim scholars, Sura 2:256, which emphasises freedom of religion, is no longer valid as it has been abrogated  by later revelations which were given to Mohammed (hence the death penalty for apostates and hardships for non-believers).

Many have chosen to follow Islam without questioning the claims it makes. (Muslims are taught not to question the religion's - and so the Quran's - authority, and so they follow blindly without questioning.) Most Muslims are afraid to ask difficult questions as the questions might be viewed as an attack against Islam. However, people of other faiths are not afraid to investigate the claims the Quran (and Islam) makes for itself. See the results at One Arabic Quran  ,A 'Perfect' Quran  and Islamic Hoaxes 

We are told that in the Arabic language there is nothing more beautiful than the Quran, although those who read the English often question what they mean by beauty. Unfortunately for non-Arabs the Quran is less than ordinary when translated and contains very little that is beautiful. Further, the Quran hardly mentions love, and does not encourage love toward non-Muslims. Love for example is only shown toward the Muslim widow and orphan. Other widows and orphans (eg.Hindus) have to convert if they wish to receive the same treatment from the Muslim community.

Perhaps it is not such a wonderful thing to receive the 'same' treatment from the Muslim Community. Would the world really be a wonderful place if we were all members of the same Islamic denomination?

"Foreign Correspondent" (Australian TV) has screened some of the atrocities committed publicly by Muslims against Muslims. These acts were approved by the religious leaders of those communities. Sounds a bit far fetched? Some things have to be seen to be believed. Murder in Purdha  , License to Kill  (both of these programs and many others are available on video) 
In The Name of Allah 
My Grace is Sufficient for You  by G.M. Naaman. It is about his life as a Muslim, the crimes he committed towards Hindu's, and why he left Islam and became a peace-maker. Such stories are more common than you would think.

And the crimes of the recent past Massacres of the Khilafah 

Obviously, Islam should be taken as a serious threat to today's non-Muslim communities. There are presently more Muslim missionaries in the world than Christian missionaries. Muslim missionaries are spreading Islam by enticing people to believe that Islam is a religion of Justice and equality  . Strangely, Muslims are succeeding in convincing people (including the Media) that the Quran does not preach war. See Islam today  .

Yusufali translates Sura 4:95 as follows:

"Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,"

Sadly, one of the most disturbing results of Islamic teaching is the effect it has on the young.

I have been told that all fictional futuristic Muslim books end the same way; with Islam ruling the world. I have not read any fictional Muslim books, but this is not hard to believe considering the songs many Palestinian Muslims teach their children. Walid, who was born as a Palestinian Muslim (in Bethlehem), tells his story.

“I did not forget the first song I learned in school just before the six day war titled, 'Arabs our beloved and Jews our dogs.' I used to wonder at that time who the Jews were, but repeated with the rest of the kids the words without any knowledge of the meaning.”

What about today? See Taught to Hate. 

Belief is a powerful motivational force, especially when it is learned from an early age; people lie, murder, commit suicide, seek war and revenge all on the basis of belief, or if they have alternative beliefs which oppose these, they will seek love and peace. Islam can be spread by war or any other means. Islam does not allow freedom of belief; it does not allow true freedom of religion.

How should we treat a strife-maker? 

This tract is not intended as a mere political statement, for the writer believes that God wants to show us what life is really all about, which is to learn about him and find our security in a meaningful relationship with him, so that we can begin to think more about others rather than ourselves. Fear (insecurity) leads to aggression. While we are so afraid of losing what we value in this world we will not be able to love our enemies, and unless we begin to care for our enemies there will never be lasting peace.

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