Who Defames the Prophet?

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


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Those who defame the Prophet are they who issue fatwas sanctioning “adult breastfeeding,” who claim that drinking the Prophet’s urine is a blessing, and allow such hadiths to be taught in schools and religious universities—including the hadith of the fly and other hadiths advocating humiliating the People of the Book [Christians and Jews] and treating them with contempt; the hadith of “paradise is under the shades of swords,” and thousands of other hadiths, the mere existence of which defame the Prophet and Islam.

Those who defame the Prophet are they who teach children in Islamic schools to hate Christians, that befriending them is forbidden (“your enemy is the enemy of your religion”)—as one niqab-wearing teacher taught my friend’s ten-year-old daughter at Al Fateh Islamic Schools in Maadi; and when the parents complained they were told “This is Islam.”

Those who defame the Prophet are they who believe that outward appearances—such as beards, zibibas [callous mark, or “raisin,” on forehead from prayer], and Islamic female dress—are part of the statutes of Islam, and they accuse people of being infidels and kill them in their cause.

Those who defame the Prophet are they who deem women defective, equating them with dogs and donkeys in that they invalidate prayer, as per the famous Sahih Muslim hadith. They believe that women are brainless and impious—forgetting that women are mothers, sisters, sweethearts, daughters, and wives, and are on an equal par with men. What is even sadder is that the majority of Muslim women believe in the authenticity of such hadiths that disparage them.

Those who defame the Prophet are men like [Dr.] Zaghloul El Naggar, who have a claim to knowledge, yet proclaim natural disasters such as hurricanes, volcanoes, and floods as Allah’s punishment for sinners, and denigrate both the Bible and Torah, claiming that they are fabricated books. And he does all this under the banner of the Prophet and in the name of Islam, and many rabble emulate him.

Those who defame the Prophet are they who propagate myths among the Muslims—such as the “Prophet’s medicine” and dream interpretation—and call their followers to replicate the Prophet’s traditions [Sunna], thus promoting ignorance and retrogression among Muslims, who fall easy prey into their wicked web.

Those who defame the Prophet are the rulers and sheikhs of the Arab world who have transformed their countries into the last strongholds of tyranny and dictatorship in the world and who manipulate religious texts to justify their crimes.

Those who defame the Prophet are not in the West, but rather we Muslims, for imposing a terroristic, hypocritical, and life-hating model of Islam that feeds on killing others in the name of jihad and fighting freedom of expression on the pretext of defending the Umma’s [Islamic world’s] precepts, which mean only regression and ossification.

They [Western people] only defame and combat the model that we—and no one else—created.

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  • kafir4life

    I'm afraid I don't understand. Why *wouldn't* sombody insult the pedophilic madman mohamat that many muslims consider the perfect man, when in reality he's a POS of the first order? Can someone explain it?

    • Asher

      Yes, Mohammed is the one who married young girls before they even knew what sex was about…Sick….They people are such liars!

    • Blaze Pascal

      It's true. What's not to insult?

  • Rick

    This article is a very good honest insight which many moderate muslims would do well to take note of. However, all organised religion is evil, no matter which brand you follow and no good will ever come of it. It needs to be cut from the world like a cancer before it finishes us all off.

    • Ghostwriter

      Not everything that organized religion does is evil,Rick,but like everything else it can be twisted and abused to justify anything. I don't believe that religion itself is evil,but it's abuse IS.

    • Blaze Pascal

      I'm organized, I'm religious, and I'm not evil. Let's stick to the real cause of suffering in the world today, one particular religion.

  • MikeWood

    The fact is that muslims insult themselves by believing in Muhammad.

    • Fred Alexander

      That is a great line, unfortunately you can't change ignorant people.

  • davarino

    As I have said before, the muslims will squander their wealth in this stupid attempt to take over the world instead of building great nations and infrastructure. And when the oil runs out they can go back to being the backwoods retards they are.

    Enjoy

  • StephenD

    The continued reference to "The Prophet" was an insult in and of itself. The simple act of giving credence to such a despicable personage (Mohammed) is incongruent with anything that could be called Holy or Heavenly. Deranged and Demonic; Loathsome and Ludacris; Vile and Rotten are words that come closer to describing him and the entire system called Islam.

    • Blaze Pascal

      History's worst Monster, the Puppet Mohamhead.

  • http://frontpagemag.com Francisco Bravo

    Mohamed admited that he only one was misled by satan. The Koran is a filthy hate book. HBO BM

  • Marty

    Evil is incapable of reform or moderation. islam, like fascism and communism, is totalitarian and violent in its ideology and agenda. For fourteen centuries muslims have only conquered and occupied. No society has ever voluntarily converted to islam. Today's muslims are either unfortunate wretches whose ancestors were forced into the death cult or sociopaths who were enticed by the opportunity to slaughter and enslave and then achieve paradise.

  • Asher

    Who put the spook outfit on Micky Mouse, a fun cartoon symbol for our children…These people are really perverted!

  • steven L

    Did Karen Armstrong get it right?

    • Blaze Pascal

      No, she got it the opposite of right. She got it right, only in reverse.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm glad someone from that part of the world had the courage to say what needed to be said. I wish that someone from that part of the world would write something like this:
    "What do Americans see when they think of Islam? They see violence,hatred,anti-Americanism,antisemitism,and terrorism. To them,jihad has become synonymous with terror. For years,on their television screens and in newspapers,they've seen terrorism before 9/11 and since it. They've come to see Islam as a religion of violence and hatred wanting to destroy their society and force our religion onto theirs.
    "The most recent term is Islamophobia,or an irrational fear of Islam. Unfortunately,we have given Americans good reason to be scared of us. They see places like Iran and Saudi Arabia and fear that we will turn their country into those places. They see and hear about the persecution of Christians in Egypt and Nigeria and fear this maybe imported to America.

    "For many years now,people have emigrated to the United States seeking political and religious freedom as well as a hope for a better life. They have come from every part of the globe. They and their children fear that we will import our problems and savagery to their country. It has been we who have caused Islamophobia by our own action and our words. We scream 'Death to America' and now many Americans are concerned that we might mean it.

    To be continued

  • Ghostwriter

    "We have not stopped to consider how Americans feel. How do you think they felt when they saw the celebrations put on by Muslims when 9/11 happened? That has only confirmed the belief that we are heartless savages,incapable of kindness,decency or humanity. Americans have heard about the death of Theo Van Gogh and others because they made fun of the Prophet. Now they see us as trying to take away their free speech rights,one of the many rights given to them by Allah.
    "We constantly blame the Americans for problems they did not cause and now we are surprised when they have negative feelings about us and our religion? Sadly,Americans have seen only the negative side of Islam,they have not seen the positive. They see Usama Bin Laden,Khoemeni,and others like them as representative of Islam,a religion that has become to be seen as inherently hostile to the American way of life. And who has caused such a negative image of Islam? Hollywood and others have done their part but we OURSELVES have played the largest role. By not condemning terrorist acts done in the name of our religion,we have caused others to see us in a negative light.
    "Also,Westerners who have converted to Islam have not done a very good job in explaining our religion to them. They have done it in such a harsh and ham handed way make Americans even more concerned about Islam. They see it a threat to their way of life,wanting to destroy religious liberty in their country. We have to do a better job of saying to Americans,'Look. Islam is not a threat to your country. We are genuinely sorry for what has happened so please forgive us.' Americans are a forgiving people but sadly it will take more than words to earn American forgiveness for Islam. It will take actions,actions up to now we have not done to lessen their fears of Islam."

  • maria

    Bravo Ghostwriter!
    We should demand our Repr. and Senators stop Islamic invasion/immigration. Let's voted for candidate who stop that potential terrorists influx. Any active mosque should be under surveilance. If there is hate speeches and prayers, mosque should be closed.
    Those treacherous barbarians respect and understand only power. Now they used our democracy against us and in their eys we are all stupid. To say the truth, they are right in that point.

    • Ghostwriter

      Actually maria,that wasn't the point I was trying to make at all. The point I was trying to make was that Muslims should at try to see how Americans feel about things and they haven't. No one in the Muslim world has attempted or even tried to. That was the point of my postings.

  • Blaze Pascal

    Muslims Fully Intend to Take Over The World.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-86452291

    Personally, I have a problem with that.

  • Yoshi11

    With all due respect, Aswany is just not being honest. Who is Aswany to say that he knows more about Islam than the most respected Islamic religious authorities? They all disagree with him. The only time they might oppose a violent reaction to insulting Allah and Muhammad would be for the for reason that Islam would look bad in the eyes of the unbelievers who need to be fooled into thinking that Islam is really a peaceful and tolerant religion. Mohammad had poets murdered because they mocked him. Muhammad had thousands of people killed, enslaved and exiled merely because they refuised to become Moslem and submit to his dictatorial power. Aswany knows this full well, but he is not telling.

  • ahmadnb

    As a Muslim, I have to agree with this article and its author 100%. We are our own worst enemies. Islam cannot be destroyed by outside forces, no matter how determined they can be. Islam has withstood countless challenges in its 1,400 year history. Never has it faced more dangers than it faces now…because a lot of Muslims refuse to think critically and follow a bunch of screaming fools and fanatics like mindless sheep.