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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Assumptions Make Asses of US

Bare Naked Islam brought to my attention this video in which Representative Ted Poe (TX 2) speaks out about censorship against critics of Islam. It is rare to hear a Representative speaking in support of free speech, even in special orders, so I would like to cheer. Unfortunately, I am unable to cheer because Rep. Poe peppered his speech with an unnecessary adjective which detracts from the truth of the subtext.

Those who apply adjectives such as 'radical' and 'extreme' to Islam and Muslims thereby put themselves in conflict with truth and do great harm to the cause of establishing peace and security.

'Radical Islam' presumes the existence of a mythical 'moderate'; benign and anodyne Islam which is personal and spiritual; neither political nor martial. That mythical Islam is contrasted with the real Islam, which is described as 'radical' or extreme' and presumed to comprise a trivial minority of Muslims.

Nothing could be further from objective factual reality. Islam is predatory, supremacist and aggressive. Frequent readers of this blog are familiar with the ayat which mandate and sanctify genocidal conquest which terrorizes its victims as a means of destroying their ability and will to offer effective resistance. For those who are unfamiliar with them, they are quoted and linked to source in "What's Wrong With Islam/Muslims?" and "What You Need to Know about Islam".

We are under attack by believers, not 'radicals' or 'extremists'. The Noble Qur'an, translated by Hilali & Khan, defines believers and their behavior.[Emphasis added.]
  • 8:1. They ask you (O Muhammad ) about the spoils of war. Say: "The spoils are for Allâh and the Messenger." So fear Allâh and adjust all matters of difference among you, and obey Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), if you are believers.
  • 8:2. The believers are only those who, when Allâh is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur'ân) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone);
  • 8:3. Who perform As-Salât (Iqâmat­as­Salât) and spend out of that We have provided them.
  • 8:4. It is they who are the believers in truth. For them are grades of dignity with their Lord, and Forgiveness and a generous provision (Paradise).
  • 8:5. As your Lord caused you (O Muhammad ) to go out from your home with the truth, and verily, a party among the believers disliked it;
Disputing over the spoils of war is one of the tests of believers; they don't argue about the booty, accepting what Moe allocates to them. This should be your first clue: believers participate in Jihad, otherwise there would be no spoils to fight over. Believers obey Allah and his messenger. What did Allah command them to do? He commanded them to wage war on disbelievers.

Believers "spend" from Allah's provision. What is the meaning of that expression? Does it refer to charity or something else?
  • 2:195. And spend in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd of all kinds, etc.) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allâh), and do good. Truly, Allâh loves Al-Muhsinûn (the good-doers).

One phrase from that verse needs clarification: "do not throw yourselves into destruction". This sentence from Sunan Abu Dawud 14. 2506 completes the concept "To put oneself into danger means that we stay in our property and commit ourselves to its improvement, and abandon fighting (i.e. jihad). " If a qualified Muslim does not join the Jihad and stick with it to victory, he fails the test and is not a believer.

"Go out from your home" also requires clarification. This quote comes from Malik's Muwatta, Book 21.5.14:
Malik was asked about a man who pledged himself to go on a military campaign, equipped himself,and when he wanted to go out, one or both of his parents prevented him." Another verse uses the same term.
  • 9:83. If Allâh brings you back to a party of them (the hypocrites), and they ask your permission to go out (to fight), say: "Never shall you go out with me, nor fight an enemy with me; you agreed to sit inactive on the first occasion, then you sit (now) with those who lag behind."
Another verse restates the definition of believers.
  • 49:15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.
What is the meaning of "strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh"?
  • 9:41. March forth, whether you are light (being healthy, young and wealthy) or heavy (being ill, old and poor), strive hard with your wealth and your lives in the Cause of Allâh. This is better for you, if you but knew.
Allah's cause is to make Islam dominate the entire world; global conquest.
  • 9:33. It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islâm), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) hate (it).
  • Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 65:

    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."
Islamic violence is normative, not exceptional. It is performed by true believers, not 'radicals' or 'extremists'. The founder of Islam personally participated in 26 battles and ordered many more for a total of 86 in his ten year career as warlord. Those battles are sunnah: examples to be emulated by all Muslims, in all places, at all times. Allah's imperatives to conquer the world do not have expiration dates.

Lives, liberties and civilization are at risk so long as a substantial number of people believe that they have a divine mandate to conquer the entire world. With modern weaponry, a small number of zealots can wreak great havoc.

We must cause them to quit believing or quit living. Otherwise, they will persist in threatening and attacking us.

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