“‘To be born again,‘ sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, ‘first you have to die…” from “The Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie.
Today, in England and America, airline passengers learned that the evil followers of Islam had plans to have them be ‘born again’, by blowing them out of the sky. Families travelling with young children, innocent vacationers, business men and women, fellow humans of all faiths, races and nationalities, but with one commonality; the passengers were all innocent and were not asking to be ‘born again’. This is the cowardly face of terrorism. This enemy will not stand eye to eye with our soldiers and our armies. No, these cowards in their perverted quest for their promised 72 virgins, attack those who are not trained to fight back; children, women, the elderly.
They commit these crimes at the bidding of their religion, their Allah. No Muslim of character and good will can ignore this fact without asking himself how can such a horrendously evil creed survive and hold onto its adherents? A religion that breeds killers is an evil religion led by the hooved footed one; the one of hairy legs and horned head. Perhaps Armageddon is here and Satan’s army be those who follow Satan’s orders. They are lovers of evil, with hearts full of envy at the successes and accomplishments of non-believers. They are prophets of doom and disaster. They stand opposed to what is right and good in the world. They murder followers of the real God, the God of good.
The people today at the airport, holding the hands of their children, will be tolerant of such an evil faith no more. The time has come to call Allah-sanctioned murder, what it is – Satanic evil, just as “The Satanic Verses” told us many years ago, and for which its author received a death sentence, a ‘fatwa’, for his truth-telling.
Rushdie, a student of Islamism, foresaw the future of an Islamic world. Almost twenty years ago now, two characters in Rushdie’s book were flying across the English Channel when, “most implausibly”, their airliner was hijacked and exploded and they plummeted to earth as “tidbits of tobacco from a broken old cigar.” Yes, it almost happened today, and it would, once again, have been mass murder of innocents on an unimaginable scale. We are all under a ‘fatwa’.
In every religion there are extremists can you say Jim Jones
I can say that Jim Jones was condemned by all of Christendom. Jim Jones and his followers, committed suicide, not homicide of innocents, murder of non-believers, people they did not even know. Your equating of such a case of Christian extremism to the Muslim extremists, fundamentalists, Islamists and whatever else they may be called, of today’s world, absolutely proves my point. It is too bad that adherents of Islamism are so blinded by jealousy and hatred that they see not, nor comprehend that they have destroyed their own religion of Islam.
“The Prophet [Muhammad] forbade the killing of women and children, saying ‘Do not kill a small child’ and ‘Do not kill descendants and simple laborers,’ [i.e.] anyone who hires him to carry out services that are not connected to fighting. Similarly, Islam has forbidden the murder of hostages and [priests] who dedicate themselves to God.
“Islam does not permit the capture or abduction of noncombatants. In the event that [noncombatants] are captured, Allah commanded [Muhammad] his Messenger to treat them well [as it says in Koran 76:8]: ‘And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive’ [and Muhammad said] ‘Treat prisoners well.’
“It is forbidden to hold hostages and threaten the lives of noncombatants because of an action carried out or not carried out by others. [The hostages] are not to blame for this action, and they cannot prevent it. Allah said: ‘No bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another [Koran 6:164],’ and the Prophet [Muhammad] said, ‘A criminal will be punished only for his own deeds.’
“The Muslim fights oppression in all its forms… Furthermore, the Muslim defends human freedom, regardless of gender, religion, or affiliation, and fights for the sake of this freedom if necessary. [In Koran 4:75 it says:] ‘And what reason have you that you should not fight in the cause of Allah and of the weak?’ [The Muslim] is never negligent in resisting the aggressor or occupier: ‘And be not slack so as to cry for peace and you have the upper hand [Koran 47:35].'”
Thank you very much for proving my premise. Your actions and deeds scream so loudly, that no one can hear your words. Besides, your words are naught but “Satanic Verses”.
I have some food for thought. Putting aside the verses of the Qur’an, and other religious text to rationalize or condemn the actions of individuals, how about you look at all the people who are Christians, vs. all the people who are Muslims.
So, Christians are largely represented in the West, in South America and Africa. What you could say is that almost every Christian area of the World is either a European country or a former European colony.
Now the “Islamic World” encompasses areas that were conquered by Arabs, and those were no conquest took place (Indonesia for example, the would most populous Muslim country).
Islamic fundamentalism was born in Egypt during the 20th Century. Though ask Hispanic Muslims in NYC whether they would blow themselves up, and they would adamantly say no. Ask the Catholic Church why they stood by during the Holocaust, or why American Evangelicals are Pro-Israel, and you will get some disturbing answers if any at all. Hyper-Patriotism and neo-Fascism are just as culpable for the violence they inflict as are relgious fundamentalists. I am no friend of Wahabis, but I highly suggest you do some cultural research (Since clearly and exegetical discussion is shunned in this blog). Realize that most Muslims speak gently and tolerantly about and to those other faiths, and blatantly slandering people is not productive, even if your cause is to weaken their position (by the way, Allah is the same god of the Bible and the Torah).
The Catholic Church had no means to stop the Holocaust, because Christianity is a religion, not a political movement. The Pope had no armies to send in after the Nazis. Such a comment displays quite well the view of the Muslim towards his religion, in contrast to the teachings of Christianity. Christians do not want to be ruled politically by the Pope or any other religious authority, and that is the manner in which governments in the West are structured.
I understand quite well the etymological roots of the various words for God, Allah, Elohim. I am speaking of those who worship Satan, but call him by the name of Allah.
Your reference to “hyper-patriotism” is obviously a critique of American culture. Well, we are who we are and we have no plans to turn ourselves inside out to please those who come to our land as invited guests. We are a self-made nation, and we are still a young enough country that we have not forgotten the blood, sweat and toil of our forebears.
As for patriotism and religious fundamentalism causing violence, I do not see it, with the exception of the fundamentalist movement in Islam. I have never heard of any fundamentalist Jews, Catholics, Christians, and or any religion wanting to murder those who don’t accept their faith.
The problem with Islam is that it is now going through a reformation to return to the past, because it is unable and unwilling to cope with the demands of the future. Think – what great inventions, innovations, medical breakthroughs and improvements for humanity are coming from the Muslim world?
There are many reasons for Americans to be pro-Israel, including for Evangelicals prophetic reasons. However I suspect that a lot of Americans are just like me, and are pro-Israel because they admire the culture, civilization and accomplishments of the people of that tiny country surrounded by violent and vicious enemies.