Huffington Post UK Director Who Called Non-Muslims Animals, Claims Islam is Not Hateful

Caroline-Walker British Cow

Robert Spencer has already taken apart Huffington Post UK Political Director Mehdi Hasan’s apologetics for Islam after the grisly murder of a British soldier by two Muslims screaming, “Allah is Great.”

Apologists for Islam often quote, out of context, a Koranic verse, which says ‘Whosoever killeth a human being… it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind” as proof that Islam is humanitarian.

In fact this is a Talmudic quote that the Koran appropriates and then uses to spew hate against the Jews and Christians as unbelievers. Hasan, like most apologists, amends the quote removing the exception that you may kill as revenge for a killing or “for creating disorder in the land”. Those who create disorder should “be slain or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on alternate sides.”

For a full measure of Mehdi’s perversity, the Koranic verse quoted by the London Beheader advocating an eye for an eye is in Koran 5:46. The one quoted by Mehdi is in 5:33.

Mehdi Hasan insists that the Muslim faith does not turn men to terror, that it is not hateful and that Islam doesn’t permit the killing of innocents. Then he turns to the favorite topic of the London beheader. “Few want to discuss the role of British foreign policy in helping to radicalise these young, disaffected individuals,” Hasan says.

In fact that’s the only thing anyone wants to talk about. What no one wants to talk about is the role of Islam in Islamic terrorism. It’s always another chat about the role of British foreign policy or Indian foreign policy or Israeli foreign policy or American foreign policy or Swedish foreign policy in making Muslims violent.

“Yet conventional wisdom still says the religion of Islam is behind violent extremism and radicalisation; that Muslims don’t do enough to denounce terror; that imams and mosques incite hate and holy war. As is so often the case, the conventional wisdom is wrong. I have been a Muslim all my life and visited mosques across Europe, North America and the UK. Never, not once, have I come across an imam preaching violence against the West or justifying the murder of innocents,” Hasan says.

Perhaps Hasan hasn’t been paying enough attention… to himself. Here’s one of Hasan’s greatest hits from the distant past. Last year.

Mr Mehdi Hasan, biographer of Labour leader Ed Miliband, can be found on YouTube saying as follows: ‘The kuffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Koran; they are described in the Koran as “a people of no intelligence”, Allah describes them as not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of “no intelligence” – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort  it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God. In this respect, the Koran describes the atheists as “cattle”, as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world.’

On a separate occasion, jabbing his finger as he speaks with some force, Mr Hasan is recorded as saying: ‘Once we lose the moral high-ground we are no different from the rest of the non-Muslims; from the rest of those human beings who live their lives as animals, bending any rule to fulfil any desire.’

Well goodness. I certainly hope Muslims never lose that moral high ground. Then maybe they would stop killing people and then lying about it like the rest of us cattle.

But good news. We inferior subhuman non-Muslims might not only be cows. We might actually be mad cows.

In Islam, to believe is to know. To disbelieve is not to know. That is what it fundamentally comes down to; it [to disbelieve] is to remain ignorant; to cover up knowledge. After all, what is kaffar? Kaffar comes from the root word which means to cover up, to conceal. The kaffar is the one who covers up that knowledge which is clear. The French orientalist scholar Lamens, he once wrote that the Quran is not far from considering unbelief, disbelief as an infirmity, as an illness, as a disease of the human mind.

In other news, there is nothing at all hateful in Islam. Mehdi Hasan tells us so and since there is nothing hateful about him, we have no choice whatsoever but to believe him.

And it would be uncharitably Islamophobically mad cow of us to say otherwise.

Caroline-Walker British Cow

  • Michael Copeland

    Mehdi Hasan knows, of course, that Islam authorises him to lie. More and more of his readers are learning that now.
    As for hatefulness, perhaps he can recall Koran 60:4 which praises the “excellent example” shown by Ibrahim of “animosity and hatred for ever – unless you believe in Allah, and Him alone”.

    • AdinaK

      In fact, Sharia Law supports said jihad by the sword, as well as stealth jihad until frontal assaults are able to be waged.
      Moreover, it is verily documented that Islam and barbarism, even via cannibalism, is acceptable to subdue "infidels". Now if THAT is not hateful, then surely nothing else qualifies –

      Via taquiyya and kitman everything is permissible. EVERYTHING. Hasan, liar, liar pants on fire!

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Michael Copeland

    Of course, Islam does not permit the killing of innocents. As Anjem Choudary explained to the BBC, the kuffar {the non-muslims) “are not innocent”. According to the Koran they have gone astray from the “right path”, and are guilty of not obeying Allah. Therefore “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” (Koran 9:5).

  • lejournaldepersonne

    Les ennemis jurés
    Allah Akbar
    Quand je prononce ces mots, je renonce au mal, à tous les maux.
    Je ne sors pas le couteau, je jette le couteau
    Je dis que je veux bien être la victime… plutôt que le bourreau, l'enclume plutôt que le marteau. La plume plutôt que le fardeau

  • Herb Benty

    Not believing in Satan as god? Who, really, is sick and is sick in the head. His words about non-muslims being " infirm" together with that Scandinavian muslim apologist saying that opponents of muslim mass immigration should be drugged….anyone see whats comming?

    • Drakken


  • S Rasul

    I am a Muslim.. I, like countless others of my faith, denounce and reject all extremism and hatred. A mad person can call himself a Muslim or a Christian or a Jew – he is just mad! The Muslims themselves have been most badly affected by such madmen. We are killed by them but that is no all. We are also labled and hated because of them!

    • Roger

      Is it mad to believe in a book that contains this? And then to act on it?

      9:5 Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

    • Lan Astaslem

      funny – the world never has to be reminded that Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, etc. etc. are "peaceful religions". It's just the bloodthirsty cult of islam that's singled out – I wonder why. Could it be that there are numerous examples of muslim savagery taking place all over? The world is onto the evil death cult that is islam.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      Yes, you're right. You, Muslims, are far morel likely to be victims of other Muslims than "infidels". In fact, you have rights in "infidel" lands that no Muslim nation would offer you. You are more likely to lead a comfortable and pleasant life in infidel lands (INCLUDING ISRAEL) than in ANY Muslim country. So my question is: Why don't you stand up against these murderous animals? Why are the "peaceful, moderate Muslims" silent about the barbarism? I think you are cowards who believe in nothing. You want to be respected by you must earn respect.

    • jeanjean4

      If you are the first and only victim – then fight them. Put the imams in the madhouse, burn the coran and then try again to talk to decent people. We have nothing to do with your problems take them home, we do not need them. If that work is done, I will listen.

    • Drakken

      You are our enemy period! There can no longer be any type of COEXISTANCE between you muslims and us infidels, that day has come and gone. You either leave us in our western infidel nations, or we infidels will give you a Crusades on steroids. Mercy nor quarter will be given. You have been warned. Deo Volente!

    • Mary Sue

      when has anyone, other than a radical extremist muslim ever just gone out killing Muslims for no good reason?

  • Michael Copeland

    Unfortunately a muslim cannot denounce or reject the Koran, or the actions of Mohammed. This amounts to leaving Islam, a death penalty offence (Manual of Islamic Law o8.1)

    The people of Mecca, who knew Mohammed best, said “Indeed he is mad”” (Koran 68:51). Mohammed himself said "I see light and hear sounds and I fear I am mad" (The "Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir", (Book of the Major Classes), by Ibn Sa'd, translated by S. Moinal Haq, page 225.


  • Arun

    Quran 8.39 wage war till Islam is the only religion left on the planet.

    This is the root cause of problems in the world today.

  • DavidM

    Christians peaceful? Buddhist peaceful? Your kidding right? The buddhists killing innocent muslims for no reason in burma,one put on fire while people passing by including police don't even take a second look. Another young man slain with a sword by a BUDDHIST after others head joined in kicking the defenceless guy. As for Christianity, some of your priest known to be child abusers and homosexual (which is frowned by all abrahamic religions). We don't take the action of few of these Christians and apply them to all Christians. This quote can also be found in the bible Luke 19:27 But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them–bring them here and kill them in front of me.' A lot of you Christians bring up much similar quotes that you say are in the Quran when there in your own book. I don't know how people can think a British man being killed is completely justified while American drones killing innocent muslims including young children and labelling them as 'Collateral damage'.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      Buddhists are sick and tired of being brutalized by Muslims. They are sick and tired of seeing Muslims destroy their holy shrines and statues. I am not for the murder of innocents but before I condemn any Buddhist, I'd like to know how many of their people Muslims have murdered? When I saw a picture of a Buddhist priest holding a sign that said, "The world is not just for Muslims", I wanted to hug him! As for child abusers, there can be no bigger proponent of the sexual abuse of children that the Koran and the imams who preach that it is okay to marry even a baby. An 8-year old girl died on her "wedding night" because her 53-year old husband ruptured her so badly, she bled to death while he had shoved a rag in her mouth so she couldn't make a sound. Your pedophile prophet, the sexual pervert Mohammed, married a 6-year old who was still playing with dolls and he "thighed" her until she was 9 when he decided enough was enough and he vaginally raped her. Think about that!

      • DavidM

        … The reason for the Muslim-Buddhist conflict has nothing to do with what you just said. It had something to do with something that happened in a gold shop, not muslims destroying holy shrines or statues. And I find people like you just sad. Saying that about a prophet of God is truly disgusting. People who cant find truth often make up lies, which is what you have just done. Enjoy your pathetic little life. Obviously your an atheist right? You might not be waiting for hell, but hell will be waiting for you.

        • jeanjean4

          "Saying that about a prophet of God is truly disgusting. " LOL do you mean Mohamed? Did you ever read the Suna? You will find everything Parenthetical Phrase wrote proudly reported. Of corse it is not flattering for you, that people all over the place know it.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "The reason for the Muslim-Buddhist conflict has nothing to do with what you just said. It had something to do with something that happened in a gold shop, not muslims destroying holy shrines or statues."

          Believing people are are instructed to lie for the sake of their totalitarian religion is very stupid.

        • Drakken

          Take your false prophet of pure unadultered evil and go f**k yourself with him, Your allah is the devil himself and if you follow him I have zero sympathy for you.

    • brigitte

      there is no equivalent to islam. spend a few hours on thereligionofpeace website, you'll get it.

    • Drakken

      The buddist of Burma have had enough of the muslims as the rest of us infidels have as well, so if you love those savages more than you love your own kind, go live there with them and leave us. If your looking for sympathy for the muslims anywhere? I am all out.

    • Mary Sue

      Yeah, that gold shop thing is what they WANT you to think is the "reason".

      I have news for you. Buddhists ARE THE EPITOME OF PEACEFUL. If THEY are out kicking Muslim ass, there IS A DAMN GOOD REASON. Buddhists are the canary in the coal mine.

      The quote you quoted is from a PARABLE, a STORY that Jesus told. IT WAS NOT A COMMAND OF ANY SORT.

    • Retarded Jihadist

      Tell your cowardly bastard "freedom fighters" to stop hiding behind women & children and in your mosques and maybe the "innocent" martyrs, er, I mean the collateral damage would decrease proportionately.

      Then again, your #1 apologist, our Poser-In-Chief, just declared there won't be anymore drone strikes if any women or children could be vaporized. So, you win!

      As for Luk 19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
      Matthew Henry's Commentary makes this note regarding the one, JESUS, you see as subservient to your prophet: Note, [1.] Utter ruin will certainly be the portion of all Christ's enemies; in the day of vengeance they shall all be brought forth, and slain before him. Bring them hither, to be made a spectacle to saints and angels; see Jos_10:22, Jos_10:24. Bring them hither, that they may see the glory and happiness of Christ and his followers, whom they hated and persecuted. Bring them hither, to have their frivolous pleas overruled, and to receive sentence according to their merits. Bring them, and slay them before me, as Agag before Samuel. The Saviour whom they have slighted will stand by and see them slain, and not interpose on their behalf. [2.] Those that will not have Christ to reign over them shall be reputed and dealt with as his enemies. We are ready to think that none are Christ's enemies but persecutors of Christianity, or scoffers at least; but you see that those will be accounted so that dislike the terms of salvation, will not submit to Christ's yoke, but will be their own masters. Note, Whoever will not be ruled by the grace of Christ will inevitably be ruined by the wrath of Christ.

      -You enjoy working that out in your Koran.-

  • Ghostwriter

    Can someone who's Muslim please tell me why Americans should not have a negative view of Islam when what we've been seeing from Muslims the past few days has been ALL negative?

    • Religion

      This is a action from but a few individuals. You cant judge a whole religion based on the action of these men. Christians commit crimes everyday in countries such as USA and England, I don't see them getting victimised the way muslims are when crimes like this happen. According to the Quran if a muslim acts the way these men have acted then they are clearly not muslims as they have gone against God's word.Muslims in many countries are too victims of terrorism. It isn't just the non-muslims. Dont be so quick to judge, when you have very little or no knowledge of what is occuring outside your little world. If you go on youtube you will see many videos of muslims being killed American/Israeli and other military troops including terrorists.Heres a video that may open your eyes a little

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "This is a action from but a few individuals. You cant judge a whole religion based on the action of these men."

        Unless of course we can find cause and effect relationships between their ideology and actions. Which we can. Then what? Continue denying until WWIII comes. You're simply helping to make the war bigger.

        "Christians commit crimes everyday in countries such as USA and England, I don't see them getting victimised the way muslims are when crimes like this happen."

        That's an absurd statement. Muslims get away with more crime in more ways than anyone else. They are presumed to be insane when they talk about Islam as a motive. Maybe not innocent by reason of insanity, but the effect is similar. Quoting Islamic texts and mentioning Islamic ideals are seen as mitigating circumstances. The poor guy needs more time to evolve so not only can we NOT evaluate the cause and effect relationships but we've got to be patient in the name of "anti-racism" with this poor "othered" "victim" of society.

        It's all nonsense and we're not allowed to critically examine the facts because of all you knee-jerk dupes and lunatic true believers who hate critical examination of any of your favored ideas or protected classes of people. They are used as tools and so are the dupes.

        "Dont be so quick to judge, when you have very little or no knowledge of what is occuring outside your little world. "

        Quick to judge? Are you having an extended dialog to see if we can justify our positions? No. You are simply propagating whatever nonsense you believed since long ago. You have zero ability to think critically about anything you've been programmed to believe as "true" just because Mo said so and that's the end of that.

        "If you go on youtube you will see many videos of muslims being killed American/Israeli and other military troops including terrorists."

        So what? Are non-muslims walking around the streets in areas where there is no justification for violence (declared war for example) and selecting Muslims at random to kill? You know this simply never happens. Yet Muslims target non-Muslims for death every day of the week and always blame it on some distant abuse that they could have no direct evidence for and often turns out to be false.

        That means among other problems that these Muslims have not been taught about any kind of due process or justice as any sane person would understand the word to mean. How is random killing thousands of miles away supposed to be justified by vague references to poor poor Muslims who may or may not have deserved what they got? How do you know justice was not served?

        These arguments are derived from lunacy and your inability to think critically leads you to think that you're scoring points here with some kind of sensible defense. "Christians some times commit crimes so, all Muslim crime is really just proving they're human too."

        If a "Muslim" commits robbery or even murder for motives not clearly attributed to their religious beliefs, then you can try that. You know damn well that our righteous anger comes from the fact that these evil people are attributing their motives to their religious beliefs and they quote the Islamic texts a lot more accurately than every single solitary apologist that comes after them.

        Why is that? Why do the criminals know the texts better than the apologists like you do? You think we never noticed this? It's why you are all considered liars until we see evidence to the contrary. Statistically we are correct to assume this.

      • Drakken

        If you side with your fellow muslims over us in the West, perish with them and leave us infidels and our lands, soon we won't give you choice, no more niceties and pleasantries with you savages, get out!

        • Religion

          We will leave your countries alone, when you have left ours.

          • Mary Sue

            you've got that backwards, man.

          • Mary Sue

            btw there is NO SUCH THING as your countries. "ISlamic Land" is stolen land! MUSLIMS OFF OF STOLEN CHRISTIAN AND HINDU AND BUDDHIST LAND!

    • Religion
    • Aiman.

      So it took you that short of a timeframe and such a small angle to judge a large portion of individuals who dont share similar interpretations about violence in Islam? Can i say all Christians are pedophiles just because i hear a few cases involving your churches? No, because i have really good Christian friends who condemn both violence and sexual abuse. I also have both shia and sunni friends, atheist friends, buddhist and hindu etc. radicals of any small faction within a large group of similar faith may differ greatly in understanding, interpretation, worldview etc. you dont imprison a whole family just because one deranged cousin goes off killing people.

      • Pliny

        Do the pedophile priests ever say they are doing it "in the name of Christianity" and quote scripture to back up their reasons? This is the difference…

        • Religion

          But they are priests….. You would think a PRIEST would know better than to sexually abuse a child. Unless he knows the many errors in the bible which will cause him to diminish his faith in God.You so called believers claim to be the 'true' religion of God when you act nothing like Jesus (pbuh). Also the fact that Christians don't believe that the Quran is a revelation from sort of contradicts your own Bible and everything in it. If you think the Quran was not from the word of God, and that it was simply written by a bunch of people than what would make you think the same didn't happen with the bible? Islam acknowledges that Christianity and Judaism are true religions and believes in all of the same prophets. We have nothing against Christians and Jews considering they are true believers. So why have you a with us?

          • Mary Sue

            You don't understand the nature of Sin. Priests are not immune to sin, as indeed nobody is immune.

            There are NO errors in the Bible. Whoever told you there were, is lying. Go read it for yourself and see.

            Jesus himself warned against False Prophets, who He said would come. Those who bring "another Gospel" let him be anathema!

  • Pliny

    I have nothing against muslims. Just because someone is a priest (and I'm not catholic) doesn't mean they don't or won't commit sins. This is the same with every group. There are leaders in every religion who are guilty of this. However, I was specifically addressing the claim I see over and over again when these types of attacks happen. A member of religion a,b or c is guilty of committing such and such a crime but we don't confer that moniker (i.e. pedophile, murderer etc.) on all people of said religion. There is a reason for this. I was simply pointing out the logical flaw when those examples don't involve people using their religious beliefs to justify and explain their actions. I think that is the main question. Why do we see so many examples where those who claim to be muslim attribute their crimes to their religious beliefs?

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    Obviously, this man is not familiar with the great Islamic scholar, Ibn Rushd, who argues that Islamic "truth" is inherently arational because Rushd was unable to reconcile this "truth" with Aristotle.

    Even Islamic scholars, when they are rational, think that Islam is kooky.

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