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
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
Here are four of the 123 verses referred to above. [Note:
the numbering of these varies slightly between translations.]
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
"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
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).
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."
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
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
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
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 http://www.zanzibar-archives.org/slv.htm
. Unfortunately, it has begun again. Slavery in
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
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
In The Name of
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
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
Yusufali translates Sura 4:95 as follows:
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
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.
Do you believe
this article adds unnecessary fuel to the fire?
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