Islam: Religion of Bigots


Picture 5Barack Obama has said repeatedly that Islam is “a religion of peace.”  His administration has accused those who do not agree with this proposition — or who dare mention Islamic violence against women and homicidal oppression of homosexuals — of “Islamophobia.”

These are fictions and the President has done the country a fundamental disservice by promulgating them.  The truth?  The true religious bigotry is the one that exists in the heart of Islamic orthodoxy.  In Saudi Arabia, the existence of Christian churches is prohibited, along with the Bible itself; no Christian or Jew can enter Mecca or Medina lest their mere footsteps desecrate Islam’s holiest sites.  In Pakistan and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Muslim world, conversion from Islam to Christianity is punishable by death.  In Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and even the President’s beloved Indonesia, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and other “infidels” often face acts of religious genocide by fundamentalists who invoke core Islamic texts and teachings to justify their actions.

In short, as Robert Spencer shows in his alarming new pamphlet, Islam: Religion of Bigots, the creed of Muhammad, far from being a religion of peace, has revealed itself in the post-9/11 world to be a religion of bigotry.

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Islam: Religion of Bigots

by Robert Spencer

“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance,” proclaimed President Barack Obama during his appeal to the Muslim world from Cairo on June 4, 2009. “We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition. I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country.”1

Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Even during what is generally considered to have been the Golden Age of Islamic “tolerance,” it is more accurate to say that non-Muslims were tolerated as second-class subjects rather than respected as equals under Islamic regimes. They were regarded as dhimmis, whose residence was conditioned on their submission to humiliating regulations that ensured their subjugation to the Muslim population. They had to pay an onerous special tax (jizya) mandated by the Qur’an (9:29), for example, and wear special marks identifying their second-class status.

Moreover, unlike Christendom, whose leaders have issued apologies for past mistreatment of Jews and condemned the scriptural justifications for that mistreatment, authorities in the Muslim world from Muhammad’s day to this have never thought twice about referring to Jews as “apes and pigs” (cf. Qur’an 2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166), or regarding them as destined by God’s will for destruction. These are some of the salient facts that Obama’s charitable view obscures at a time when prominent Muslim leaders including Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the world’s most prominent Muslim cleric, are calling on the faithful to finish the extermination of the Jews that Hitler began.2

In countries where Muslims are a small minority, such as the United States, there is a surface plausibility to Obama’s claim. Muslim groups have so far accommodated themselves to a democracy whose secular faith is one of diversity and tolerance. But in countries and communities where Muslims constitute a national majority, the face of Islam looks quite different. In Saudi Arabia, the existence of Christian churches is prohibited, along with the possession of Christian Bibles; no Christian or Jew is allowed to enter the cities of Mecca and Medina lest their footprints defile Islam’s sacred sites. As the Kingdom of the Two Holy Places, Saudi Arabia has a unique status in the Islamic world. One aspect of this status is that Mecca and Medina are realizations of Muhammad’s command to remove all but Muslims from the Arabian Peninsula.3 Mecca and Medina represent the aspirations of the Muslim world, the vision of a quintessential Islamic society: one in which there are no non-Muslims.

In Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere, conversion from Islam to Christianity is already punishable by death, in accord with Muhammad’s command. In Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Nigeria, and even Obama’s beloved Indonesia, religious minorities — Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and non-believers –face harassment and often violent religious persecution. These persecutions are carried out by jihadist Muslims who invoke core Islamic texts and teachings to justify their actions. In short, in the Muslim world itself, which since 9/11 has been increasingly swept up in the tide of Islamic supremacism, the creed of Muhammad reveals itself to be a religion of bigots rather than, as President Obama would have it, a religion of peace.

There is a theological foundation for Islamic bigotry. The Qur’an calls the Jews and Christians who reject Muhammad “the most vile of created beings” (98:6). It says that the “polytheists are unclean” (9:28), and since it claims that Jews consider Ezra the Son of God the way Christians consider Jesus the Son of God (9:30), and that “it is not befitting for Allah to take a son” (19:35), in Islamic theology, Jews and Christians are as much polytheists as are Hindus and hence just as unclean.

Religious Genocide

In March 2013, the Egyptian Islamic scholar Abdullah Badr demonstrated how such a belief can work out in practice when he explained that Christians disgusted him, saying that it was “not a matter of piety, but disgust. I get grossed out. Get that? Disgust, I get grossed out, man, I cannot stand their smell or … I don’t like them, it’s my choice. And they gross me out; their smell, their look, everything. I feel disgusted, disgusted.”4

That disgust has combined with imperatives derived from Qur’anic injunctions to “slay the polytheists wherever you find them” (9:5) and to subjugate the People of the Book (9:29) to play out in Islamic history in the cleansing of entire regions of their non-Muslim populations. Eliminating other religions, as per Qur’an 8:39 (“fight…until religion is all for Allah”) and making sure that any non-Muslims who remain are conquered and submissive, is the overarching goal of jihad. As an Iranian Bahai observed to V. S. Naipaul in the course of his travels through the world of Islam, “These Muslims are a strange people. They have an old mentality. Very old mentality. They are very bad to minorities.”5

The transformation of Constantinople following its conquest in 1453 illustrates the effects of Muslim bigotry. Before the Muslim conquest, Constantinople had been the center of Eastern Christianity and the second city of all Christendom, as well as the chief rival to the splendor and authority of Rome. Its Hagia Sophia cathedral, built by the Emperor Justinian in the sixth century, was the grandest and most celebrated church in the Christian world until the construction of St. Peter’s in the Vatican. As recently as 1914, Constantinople still boasted a population nearly fifty percent Christian. Today, as a result of the religious persecution of Christians, the city is now 99.99% Muslim.6

After the 1453 Muslim conquest, the Hagia Sophia Cathedral, like so many other Christian churches before and after, was transformed into a mosque. After Turkey’s secularization, the mosque was converted into a museum by the secularists, and is now about to be transformed into a mosque again. While secular Turkey did not enforce Islamic law, it saw a depoliticized Islam as essential to the Turkish identity at the expense of the Christian population. In Tur-Abdin in southwest Turkey in 1960, there were 150,000 Christians; today, there are just over two thousand.7 The rest have fled in the face of Muslim hostility and harassment.

Occasionally, Muslim authorities found it politically expedient to draw explicitly on the genocidal passions Muhammad had inspired, and used them to arouse the fury of the populace against the dhimmis, who were bringing Allah’s disfavor upon the larger community. In a harbinger of the Armenian catastrophe that would take place in Turkey twenty years later, the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid initiated a series of bloody strikes against the restive Christian Armenians in eastern Anatolia in 1895. The Armenians had made the mistake of embracing Western notions of human rights, and of beginning to question their dhimmi status. According to Lord Kinross, historian of the Ottoman Empire, “at the point of a bayonet,” the Armenians were offered “the choice between death and forcible conversion to Islam.”8 The genocide that the Muslim Turks subsequently conducted during World War I was a manifestation of the same jihadist strain in Islam, and led to the murder of a million and a half Armenians.

In Turkey itself, the Christian population has declined from 15% in 1920 to 1% today. In Syria, the Christian population has declined from 33% to 10% in the same span. Since the Turks occupied northern Cyprus in 1974, churches have been despoiled of their icons, which have flooded the market in Greece. The Turks have taken over many churches for secular uses, and even tried to convert the fourth century Christian monastery of San Makar into a hotel. Christian Cypriots are forbidden to come near the building, much less enter it.9

Likewise in Tunisia, “in the early 1950s, half of the inhabitants of Tunis were Catholics, but with the declaration of independence some 280,000 Tunisian Catholics were expelled. Today there are no more than a tenth of this number and most of the churches are closed or no longer in use.”10

Before the Gulf War, the number of Christians in Iraq approached a million people, according to some estimates.11 But with Shi’ites and Sunnis vying for power in the war-torn country, over half, or roughly 500,000 Christians, have fled the country rather than risk the treatment in store for them from the majority Muslim population. This is not to suggest that the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein was particularly hospitable to Iraqi Christians. Even under his relatively secular regime, in which Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz was a Chaldean Catholic, the small Christian community faced random violence from the Muslim majority. Aside from outbreaks of actual persecution, including murder, Christians were routinely pressured to renounce their religion and to marry Muslims.12 But since Saddam’s removal and the institution of Iraq’s Islamic constitution, the situation has grown exponentially worse.

Since the Muslim Brotherhood’s ascendancy in Egypt, enabled by the Obama administration, Islamic bigotry has been directed with increasing violence toward the nation’s indigenous Coptic Christian population. Recently, Muslim mobs, with the acquiescence of the Islamic supremacist regime, conducted an armed attack on St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic pope. Now Copts are fleeing the country in droves. NBC News reported in June 2013: “The number of Egyptians receiving asylum in the U.S. has jumped more than five-fold in recent years.”13

In Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ, the population was 85% Christian in 1948, but as of 2006, only 12% of those who hold to the faith of the town’s most celebrated native son remained, and even that minimal percentage is almost certainly smaller today.14

Islamic bigotry is driving Christians out of their ancient homelands all over the Middle East. “A century ago,” noted Simon Kent in the Toronto Sun, June 2013, “more than 20% of the region’s population was Christian and as recently as the 1980s, places like Lebanon had a Christian majority. Now, with Christian numbers fading, it’s split between brawling Hezbollah Shi’a and Sunni fanatics. Estimates put the Christian population in the Middle East at under 5% and sinking rapidly — and the figure only remains that high because of the Coptic Christians who have not yet left strife- torn Egypt.”15

The purging of Christians in the Middle East has taken place largely since Osama bin Laden launched the Islamic jihad in earnest. It represents the greatest population cleansing of modern times, dwarfing “ethnic” cleansings, and has taken place almost silently — while facile Western observers, including the occupant of the White House, rhapsodize about Muslim “tolerance.”

In a stark plaint that would sound paranoid if it were not so obviously true, Gregory III, the Patriarch of Antioch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, stated in 2006: “After September 11, there is a plot to eliminate all the Christian minorities from the Arabic world. Our simple existence ruins the equations whereby Arabs can’t be other than Moslems, and Christians but be westerners.”16

Nor is it just the Arab Middle East where the purge is taking place. Hindu activist Bharati Krishna declares: “When Pakistan came into existence in 1947, 24 per cent of the population were Hindus. And now look at the percentage of Hindus in Pakistan, just below 2 per cent. What happened to the rest? Majority of them have been mercilessly killed by the Islamic fanatics and the rest forcibly converted to Islam.” Krishna adds “the same happened in the case of Bangladeshi Hindus. The percentage of Hindu population in Bangladesh in 1947 (then East Pakistan) was numbered at 31. But with course of time it has been declined and stationed at nine per cent now. Massive religious conversion and ruthless murders of the Hindus were the reasons for this decline.”17

Traditional Islamic Submissions

Bigotry towards non-Muslim populations, along with religious cleansing, is as old as Islam itself. Islam originated in Arabia in the late seventh and early eighth centuries.18 Before its advent, Egypt, Libya, and all of North Africa were Christian, and had been so for hundreds of years. So were Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Asia Minor. The churches addressed in the letters of Paul, collected in the New Testament, are located in Asia Minor and modern Turkey as well as modern Greece. Antioch, Constantinople (“Istanbul” in modern Turkey) and Alexandria in Egypt were three of the most important Christian centers of the first millennium. But then came the Arab armies, and ultimately these lands became Muslim — not because the compelling aspects of Islam induced large numbers of people to convert to the religion of the conquerors, but because the non-Muslims were forced to accept a humiliating second-class status. This was a bigotry enforced by the sword. Conversion to Islam became the only way to live a decent life or, in many cases, to live at all, and in this way the Christian populations of these areas steadily diminished.

There was no tolerance for the “other,” as numerous misleading commentators claim. For the invading Muslim armies, it wasn’t enough to conquer their rivals; the native population had to be subdued, and its religion humiliated. Historian Bat Ye’or recounts that when the Arab invaders conquered Egypt in the seventh century, “Sophronius [Bishop of Jerusalem], in his sermon on the Day of Epiphany 636, bewailed the destruction of churches and monasteries, the sacked towns, the fields laid waste, the villages burned down by the nomads who were overrunning the country. In a letter the same year to Sergius, patriarch of Constantinople, he mentions the ravages wrought by the Muslim Arabs. Thousands of people perished in 639, victims of the famine and plague that resulted from these destructions.”19

Once the Muslims were entrenched in power, they began to levy the jizya, or tax on non-Muslims, which were not small charges. A medieval chronicler writes of one of the towns subjected to Muslim rule: “It is impossible to describe the lamentable position of the inhabitants of this town, who came to the point of offering their children in exchange for the enormous sums that they had to pay each month, finding no one to help them because God had abandoned them and had delivered the Christians into the hands of their enemies.”20 In the fourteenth century, the pioneering sociologist Ibn Khaldun explained the options for Christians: “It is [for them to choose between] conversion to Islam, payment of the poll tax, or death.”21

As far as Islamic law was concerned, the Muslims who displayed such ruthless bigotry toward non-Muslims were not carrying their zeal too far, but were following the example of their Prophet, who expelled the three Jewish tribes of Medina: “It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn Umar that the Jews of Banu Nadir and Banu Quraiza fought against the Messenger of Allah, who expelled Banu Nadir, and allowed Quraiza to stay on, and granted favour to them until they too fought against him. Then he killed their men, and distributed their women, children and properties among the Muslims, except that some of them had joined the Messenger of Allah who granted them security. They embraced Islam. The Messenger of Allah turned out all the Jews of Medina, Banu Qainuqa… and the Jews of Banu Haritha and every other Jew who was in Medina.”22

In light of the violence with which Muhammad spread Islam, there is a distinct menace in his famous invitation to the Byzantine emperor Heraclius: “Embrace Islam and you will be safe.”23 Heraclius didn’t embrace Islam, and ultimately Byzantium fell to the jihadi sword.

These statements and actions of Islam’s prophet laid the foundations of a culture of bigotry and religious purges. The former realms of Christendom, now universally regarded as part of the Islamic world, only became so in the same way as these Arabian Jewish tribes became Muslim: by being bathed in blood and then subjugated by force.

The provisions governing the jizya and the subjection of non-Muslims in Islamic law have not been fully enforced since the mid-nineteenth century, but reinstituting them is a goal of today’s jihadists, who seek to restore the orthodoxy of the faith and are now in control of the two largest countries in the Middle East. In March 2007, Muslim gangs knocked on doors in Christian neighborhoods in Baghdad, demanding payment of the jizya.24 In December 2011, Yassir Al-Burhami, a leader of the Salafists, an Egyptian movement of rigorist Muslims, reiterated some of the classic Islamic laws regarding the dhimmis: “Appointing infidels to positions of authority over Muslims is prohibited. Allah said: ‘Never will Allah grant the infidels a way [to triumph] over the Believers’” (Qur’an 4:141). He also declared that the Muslims of Egypt should begin again to collect the jizya from the Christians.

Al-Burhami also cited Muhammad’s precedents as a guide to Muslims living in countries in which they were still minorities: “The Muslims can implement any form of conduct used by the Prophet Muhammad. When the Prophet Muhammad was still in Mecca, he dealt with the infidels in a certain way, and when the Muslims are weak, they should deal with the infidels this way. ‘Refrain from action, pray, and pay the zakkat.’ In many infidel countries, such as occupied Palestine, we instruct Muslims to do just that. We are not telling the Muslims in Gaza to launch rockets every day, which would lead to the destruction of the entire country. We tell them to adhere to the truce. When the Prophet Muhammad first arrived in Al-Medina, he signed a treaty with the Jews without forcing them to pay the jizya poll tax. This was necessary at the time, but when they breached the treaty, he fought them, and eventually, he imposed the jizya upon the People of the Book…. The Christians [of Egypt] can be dealt with like the Jews of Al-Medina. This is possible.”25

The idea that Christians must “feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29) in Islamic lands is also very much alive. When the first Catholic Church in Qatar opened in March 2008, it included no cross, no bell, no steeple, and no sign. “The idea,” explained the church’s pastor, Father Tom Veneracion, “is to be discreet because we don’t want to inflame any sensitivities.”26 In the Philippines, the church in the nation’s one Islamic city, Marawi, has also done away with the cross. A Catholic priest, Father Teresito Soganub, explains: “To avoid arguments and to avoid further misunderstandings we just plant the cross deep in our hearts.” Soganub, according to Reuters, “doesn’t wear a crucifix or a clerical collar and sports a beard out of respect for his Muslim neighbors.” He celebrates few weddings, since roast pork is a staple of wedding receptions for Filipino Catholics.27

It is easy to see the need for such discretion. Preaching in a mosque in Al-Damam, Saudi Arabia, the popular Saudi Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid recommended hatred of Christians and Jews as a proper course: “Muslims must,” he declared, “educate their children to jihad. This is the greatest benefit of the situation: educating the children to jihad and to hatred of the Jews, the Christians, and the infidels; educating the children to jihad and to revival of the embers of jihad in their souls. This is what is needed now.”28

The hatred of other religions, particularly of Christianity and Judaism, is manifest in the attitude towards religious conversion in countries with Islamic supremacist regimes. Converts from Islam to Christianity are often hunted in these countries, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia being the most prominent, while virtually all religious authorities in the Muslim world agree that such individuals deserve death. Muhammad himself commanded it: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”29 This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, although there is some disagreement over whether the law applies only to men, or to women also.

At Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, the most prestigious and influential institution in the Islamic world, an Islamic manual that the institution certifies as a reliable guide to Sunni Muslim orthodoxy states: “When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.” Although the right to kill an apostate is reserved in Islamic law to the leader of the community and other Muslims can theoretically be punished for taking this duty upon themselves, in practice a Muslim who kills an apostate needs to pay no indemnity and perform no expiatory acts (as he must in other kinds of murder cases under classic Islamic law). This accommodation is made because killing an apostate “is killing someone who deserves to die.”30

Islamic Bigotry and Islamophobia

Given Islam’s long and shameful record of bigotry, it is perverse in the extreme that Islamic spokesmen routinely charge those who point out the foregoing facts about Islam with … bigotry. According to these spokesmen and their gullible sympathizers on the left, any observation about the harsher realities of the Islamic world is evidence of “Islamophobia” — irrational hatred of all Muslims, and not just those who are carrying out terrorism in the name of Allah, or brutalizing women as a religious obligation. Several widely publicized reports, including one by the Democratic Party- aligned Center for American Progress, single out prominent conservative figures who have publicly criticized the misogyny, bigotry and terrorism promoted by many Islamic institutions, and stigmatized them as “Islamophobes.”31

The term Islamophobia is one of the favored weapons of the Muslim Brotherhood and allied jihadist organizations in the West. Muslim Brotherhood groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) employ it to manufacture a modern-day thought crime out of legitimate concerns about Islamic bigotry, misogyny and support for terrorist entities like Hezbollah and Hamas. Voltaire said, “To learn who rules over you [or in this case intends to rule over you], simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

The campaign to suppress all links of Islam to Islamic terrorism gained its greatest and most potentially damaging success in 2011, when Muslim Brotherhood groups and their left-wing allies prevailed on the Obama Administration to remove all mention of Islam and jihad from the counter-terror training materials used by the FBI and other agencies. This left agents in a state of woeful unpreparedness, rendering them incapable of evaluating intelligence regarding jihadist threats. This condition of purposeful ignorance bore bitter fruit in April 2013, when Islamic terrorists exploded a bomb at the Boston Marathon. The Russian and Saudi governments had warned the FBI in advance about the bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. But the FBI discounted the warnings because they were blind to Tsarnaev’s connection to the global Islamic jihad and perceived him only as a Chechen “nationalist,” engaged in a cause that was a Russian problem and had nothing to do with the United States.

The goal of the “Islamophobia” campaign is disarm the West in the face of the Islamic threat, and beyond that to establish in free societies the blasphemy provisions of Islamic law forbidding criticism of Islam. This prohibition would preclude, for example, recognition of the Jew-hatred that permeates Islamic sacred texts, as well as the pronouncements of Islamic leaders.32 It would also render the First Amendment to the U.S. Bill of Rights null and void. Adoption of laws criminalizing “Islamophobia” would also foreclose criticism of Islam’s institutionalized mistreatment of women and gays.

If such a possibility seems farfetched, consider that the student councils at four elite universities in California, including UCLA and UC Berkeley, have passed (by unanimous votes) “anti-Islamophobia” resolutions mandating “zero tolerance” for just those expressions of opinion. One of the chief advocates of these resolutions, and leader of two campus Muslim Brotherhood fronts, Sadia Saifuddin, was recently nominated by the regents of the UC system to sit on their board as the representative of all UC students.33

Blasphemy laws protecting Islam may not yet be adopted in the West, but Muslim mobs are ready to enforce them anyway. In the fall of 2005, violent Muslim riots resulting in over 100 deaths were triggered by the publication of cartoons in Denmark depicting Muhammad. In the wake of these Islam-inspired outrages, a group of writers issued a manifesto called, “Together Facing the New Totalitarianism.”34 This genuine anti-bigotry manifesto declared: “After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new global totalitarian threat: Islamism…. We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all. We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of ‘Islamophobia,’ a wretched concept that confuses criticism of Islam as a religion and stigmatization of those who believe in it. We defend the universality of the freedom of expression, so that a critical spirit can exist in every continent, towards each and every maltreatment and dogma.”35

Canaries in the Mine of the Islamic Jihad

The foremost targets of Muslim bigotry and the canaries in the mine for all non-Muslims in the path of the jihad are, unsurprisingly, Jews and the state of Israel. Islamic leaders have repeatedly affirmed their desire that the Jewish State cease to exist — a genocidal agenda in itself, and one that could only be accomplished by a Holocaust in the Middle East. Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, the former president of Iran, has called for such a Holocaust (without notable dissent from the Muslim world), saying that “the annihilation of the Zionist regime will come,” and that it was predicted by the Ayatollah Khomeini: “The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time” — a declaration widely but not quite accurately translated in the West as “as the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map.”

On other occasions, Ahmadinejad has made the goal crystal clear: “The Islamic umma (community) will not allow its historic enemy [Israel] to live in its heartland,” and “the issue of Palestine is not one which we could compromise on …. This would mean the defeat of the Islamic world.” In Ahmadinejad’s mind, the destruction of Israel is near:

“There is no doubt that the new wave [of attacks] in Palestine will soon wipe this disgraceful blot [Israel] from the face of the Islamic world.” The Palestinians have made this genocidal goal equally clear. In the words of Mahmoud al-Zahar, a founder of Hamas: “There is no place for you Jews among us, and you have no future among the nations of the world. You are headed to annihilation.”36

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah (Party of Allah), has proclaimed the same goal:“[I]f they [the Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide,” while a 1992 Hezbollah statement declared “open war until the elimination of Israel and until the death of the last Jew on earth.”37

This hatred of the Jews and their existence emanates directly from Muhammad’s call to all Muslims to “fight the Jews and kill them” to the very last one. Thus Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood that the Obama administration has chaperoned to power in Egypt, proclaimed: “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them — even though they exaggerated this issue — he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers….”38

For the jihadists, the Jews are only the first in line. In 1998, the World Islamic Front, led by Osama bin Laden, formally declared jihad against “the Jews and the Crusaders,” meaning the Christian nations (as the jihadis regarded them) of America and Europe. The fatwa declared: “The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it.”39

At the “World Without Zionism” conference held in Tehran in October 2005, the assembled delegates chanted “death to Israel, death to America, death to England,” while the host, Ahmadinejad, predicted to the cheers of the assembled that, “with the help of the Almighty, we shall soon experience a world without America and Zionism, notwithstanding those who doubt.”40

Like Ahmadinejad, Hasan Nasrallah also wants to see America destroyed: “Let the entire world hear me. Our hostility to the Great Satan [America] is absolute. … Regardless of how the world has changed after 11 September, ‘Death to America’ will remain our reverberating and powerful slogan: ‘Death to America.’”

This chilling command is the logical extension of Islamic bigotry, and its crowning manifestation.

Notes:

1 “Text: Obama’s Speech in Cairo,” New York Times, June 4, 2009.

2 “Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler upon the Jews to Punish Them ‘Allah Willing, the Next Time Will Be at the Hand of the Believers,’” MEMRITV.org, January 28-30, 2005.

3 “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.” (Sahih Muslim 19.4366)

4 Raymond Ibrahim, “Video: ‘I Hate Christians and Am Disgusted by Them’ — Muslim Cleric,” RaymondIbrahim.com, April 1, 2013.

5 V. S. Naipaul, Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey, Vintage Books, 1982, p. 18.

6 Philip Mansel, Constantinople: City of the World’s Desire 1453- 1924, St. Martin’s Griffin, 1998, p. 437.

7 Aid to the Church in Need, “Religious Freedom in the Majority Islamic Countries 1998 Report: Turkey,” op. cit.

8 Lord Kinross, The Ottoman Centuries: The Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire, Morrow Quill, 1979, p. 559-560.

9 Aid to the Church in Need, “Religious Freedom in the Majority Islamic Countries 1998 Report: Cyprus,” op. cit.

10 Ibid

11 Luiza Oleszczuk, “Christians could disappear from Iraq and Afghanistan,” Christian Post, December 30, 2011.

12Aid to the Church in Need, “Religious Freedom in the Majority Islamic Countries 1998 Report: Iraq.” http://www.alleanzacat- tolica.org/ acs/acs_english/report_98/iraq.htm

13 Charlene Gubash, “Egypt’s Coptic Christians say they are ‘no longer safe,’” NBC News, June 20, 2013.

14 Stephen Farrell and Rana Sabbagh Gargour, “‘All my staff at the church have been killed – they disappeared,’” The Times, Decem- ber 23, 2006.

15 Simon Kent, “Christians face being driven from the Middle East,” Toronto Sun, June 9, 2013.

16 “We Are the Church of Islam: Interview with the patriarch of Antioch Grégoire III Laham,” 30 Days, Issue No. 10, 2005.

17 Bharati Krishna, “Pakistan Hindus, mercilessly killed, forcibly converted to Islam,” Haindava Keralam, April 29, 2012.

18 Toward the beginning of the seventh century, if one accepts the canonical account of Muhammad’s life.

19 Bat Ye’or, The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam: From Jihad to Dhimmitude, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996, p. 44.

20 Quoted in Bat Ye’or, pp. 271-272.

21 Bat Ye’or, p. 296.

22 Sahih Muslim, translated by Abdul Hamid Siddiqi, Kitab Bhavan, revised edition 2000, vol. 3, book 17, no. 4364.

23 This incident is almost certainly apocryphal, but nonetheless considered authentic in Islamic tradition. Muhammed Ibn Ismaiel Al-Bukhari, Sahih al-Bukhari: The Translation of the Meanings, translated by Muhammad M. Khan, Darussalam, 1997, vol. 4, book 56, no. 2941.

24 “Muslims Forcing Christian Assyrians in Baghdad Neighborhood to Pay ‘Protection Tax,’” Assyrian International News Agency, March 18, 2007.

25 “Egyptian Salafi Leader Yassir Al-Burhami Compares the Christians of Egypt to the Jews of Al-Medina,” Middle East Media Research Institute, December 3, 2011.

26 Sonia Verma, “First Catholic Church Opens in Qatar, Sparking Fear of Backlash Against Christians,” FoxNews, March 14, 2008.

27 Carmel Crimmins, “Philippines’ Islamic city proud to be different,” Reuters, March 17, 2008.

28 This sermon is undated. Like the others quoted here, it was posted at the Saudi website Al-Minbar (www.alminbar.net).

29 Muhammed Ibn Ismaiel Al-Bukhari, Sahih al-Bukhari: The Translation of the Meanings, translated by Muhammad M. Khan, Darussalam, 1997, vol. 9, book 84, number 57.

30 Reliance of the Traveller, o8.1, o8.4. 21

31 Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang, Scott Keyes, and Faiz Shakir, Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America, The Center for American Progress, August 2011, listed five leading “Islamophobes”: Frank Gaffney, David Yerushalmi, Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, and Steven Emerson. These names appear in most “Islamophobia” reports, along with David Horowitz, Michael Savage, Pat Robertson, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Steyn, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, and Pamela Geller.

32 Epitomized in Muhammad’s notorious statement: “The last
hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them, until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: O Muslim, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him” (Sahih Muslim 6985).

33 The other two are UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis. http:// frontpagemag.com/2013/robert-spencer/islamic-supremacist-nom- inated-as-uc-student-regent/. See also David Horowitz and Robert Spencer, Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future (pamphlet) September 8, 2011. http://frontpagemag.com/2012/ david-horowitz-and-robert-spencer/islamophobia-thought-crime- of-the-totalitarian-future-4/

34 http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/europe/4764730.stm

35 Ibid.

36 “Hamas Leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar Justifies Persecution of Jews in History and Promises that Jews ‘Are Headed to Annihilation,’” MEMRI, November 12, 2010.

37 “The Islamic Genocide Plan,” FrontPageMagazine.com, December 1, 2006. See also “Statements by Radical Muslims calling for the destruction of Israel (and its ally the United States),” Discover The Networks, January 2007, http://www.discoverthe- networks.org/Articles/genocidequotesjan.html. Quotations from contemporary jihadists are taken from these two sources unless otherwise noted.

38 ‘To conclude my speech, I’d like to say that the only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom.” Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Allah Imposed Hitler upon the Jews to Punish Them — ‘Allah Willing, the Next Time Will Be at the Hand of the Believers,’” MEMRITV.org, January 28-30, 2005.

39 World Islamic Front statement, “Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders,” February 23, 1998. http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/ docs/980223-fatwa.htm

40 Safa Haeri, “Iran on course for a showdown,” Asia Times, October 28, 2005.

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  • AlexanderGofen

    Mr. Spencer, I suggest to never use the senseless terminology of the lefts such as “bigotry”, “racism”, “xenophobia”, and similar (which are merely spit-words and discussion stoppers). I regret that you called this brochure “Islam: religion of bigots”.

    You meant right – the lack of tolerance (to us, “infidels”) and fanatical militancy of islam. Yet in the left’s minds “bigotry” means (I guess) something different. They understand bigotry as attempts to criticize or to despise some entire group or class of people – no matter what those people adhere to.

    However, some “entire groups” are characterized by their adherence to a very wrong or hostile ideology, religion, platform, party, or they merely represent the enemies of our nation. To criticize such “entire groups”, to despise and to fight against them is a must. It is a MUST to fight against islam in general, while our to-o-olerance to islam is suicidal.

    For islam we are enemies, and they do not owe us any tolerance. Similarly, for us islam represent our enemies, and we too owe them no tolerance. Therefore your title seems to be just pointless.

    • ArentIpretty

      So, how should the pamphlet’s title read? The only reason the terms you claim are “senseless” is because of the false use by propagandists. These words have actual meaning. To give up their proper usage due to the propagandistic usaged by the left is to dumb down our lexicon. Are we supposed to create new words? DO NOT allow the true meanings of words to be stolen from their TRUE use. A horse is a horse of course. Islamophobia is a term that is purely propagandistic. Maybe the pamphlet should be entitled “Islam: Religion of Infidelophobes”, or “Islam: Religon of Kuffarophobes”. These terms hold more truth based on reality than “Islamophobia” ever will. Let’s turn the tables on the misusage of words for propagandic use back on them.

      • AlexanderGofen

        I agree with you that the conservatively minded majority must resist to erosion and twists of English in order to turn it into a New-Speech for propagation of “progressivism”. To begin with, stop to use the word “gay” in a sense other than an adjective “joyful”.

        In my view, a better title for the article would be “Islam – a religion of cruel zealots”.

        • Texas Patriot

          I don’t think it’s necessary to make up anything at all about Islam. It is exactly what Muslims say it is: A Religion of Submission.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eoHMicqnz8

          • Timothy Steele

            Muhammad says in the Qur’an that if you don’t believe what he says you should take a rope and hang yourself from your doorway.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Well, what’s taking you so long?

            Just Do It!

          • knowshistory

            if he believed the qor’an, and simultaneously did not believe, then he would be obligated to hang himself. otherwise, he does not fit in the category of those obligated to hang themselves from the doorway. I, for instance, believe that the qor’an is a large steaming pile of pig feces, therefore would be obligated to hang myself, IF I accepted the qor’an as an authority on my actions. I don’t, and my only inclination toward islam is to want to shovel it, and its stench, out of my country. I make no distinction between those feces that smell good, (there aren’t any), and those that stink.

          • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

            AMEN!!!

          • Tiffany

            Sir…there can be many different interpretations of the Qur’an and the Bible…as well as any other religious piece of literature.

      • knowshistory

        just one question, aren’t. what is the meaning to you of the words “queer”, “special”, and “gay”. are you going to recover those words for our language? some things, once stolen, remain stolen. people under 40 probably don’t even know that the words previously had a different meaning. regarding your use of phobias, the term islamophobe is a term which applies to any infidel who understands islam. if you aren’t afraid of islam, you just do not understand the situation. kuffarophobe, or infidelophobe would be dishonest terms. no one is afraid of infidels: they aren’t killing and raping, just quaking, cowering, and inviting muslims to invade them and conquer them and paying them to do it. it is a well known historical fact that a society conquered by islam must pay the jizya. never before have infidels been so cowardly that they pay jizya BEFORE they are conquered. who would be afraid of a cowardly infidel?

        • ArentIpretty

          I agree with you for the most part. However, infidels come in different flavors. You might think it a matter of semantics, but I think a better term for those non-Muslims who pay jizya and cower to Islam is dhimmi. And the worst kind of dhimmi is one that has any political power, because they are putting us unwillingly into a state of dhimmitude.

    • Texas Patriot

      Point very well taken, AG. Unfortunately, it is increasingly clear that this website is addicted to the same kinds of mindless lies and character assassination favored by Communists, Bolsheviks, Stalinists, Nazis, and Neo-Conservatives and has virtually nothing to do with constructive political debate or Authentic American Conservatism.

      • Timothy Steele

        “Authentic American Conservatism”

        Is that code for Christian Bible-thumping Teaparty Republican?

        • Texas Patriot

          Hardly. If you want to know what Authentic American Conservatism looks like, you needn’t travel much further than Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, and John Kennedy. Yes, that’s right. Like many other great philosophical conservatives in American history, JFK was for keeping America strong with a defense second to none; keeping taxes low to encourage industrial development; encouraging physical fitness to keep healthcare expenses to a minimum; exercising a tight fiscal discipline including a commitment to balancing the federal budget; excellence in education to provide a highly competent workforce to support the world’s greatest industrial society, and of course using nuclear weapons, as needed to deter any and all adversaries. But if you want to what Authentic American Conservatism is from the world’s greatest authority, don’t ask me. Read Barry Goldwater’s classic from 1960, “The Conscience of a Conservative”. It’s all there as plain as day.

          • Timothy Steele

            Thomas Jefferson, is the epitome of hypocritical bigotry. Writing that all me are created equal while looking out the window trying to decide which one of his slaves he wants to rape next. lol.

          • Texas Patriot

            Obviously you’re not an American. What’s you’re real name, and where are you from?

          • Timothy Steele

            Of course I’m an American. I just don’t try to hide behind a fantasy picture of my forefathers. The dude was a slave owner, it’s widely known he had children with at least one of his slaves. Do you think that’s the only one he was having sex with? Do you think he asked his slaves if they wanted to be screwed? Ok so now that we have established that he was a raping slave owner. How can you deny the hypocrisy of writing a document claiming that all men are created equal while he’s slamming his johnson into his “property” while his “proerty’s husband” / significant other slave has to sit idly by while master get’s him a piece?

            And If you must know I’m an 8th generation Texan, and descendant of the 3rd Governor of that State you claim to be a patriot to. Which at the moment is being run into the ground by your so called American Conservatism.

          • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

            First question the answer id either abdul or mo-ham-head, The second answer, I bet is, somewhere in the middle east.

          • defcon 4

            Gee, which states feature legalized slavery in the 21st century? Could they be islamic? Yes, Mauritania and the Sudan are.

    • Belinda Duras

      you just go live over there for even a day and see how tolerant any one of them is. you’ll have the issishit police all over you in seconds if you even cross your eyes wrong

      • AlexanderGofen

        Have I ever mentioned as though islam is tolerant?!! Indeed, islam is ABSOLUTELY INTOLERANT, while the West is suicidally tolerant.

        • Ray Burke

          Very well put, Alexander

        • Timothy Steele

          Yeah the west is so tolerant that we have christians fighting tooth and nail to keep people who have nothing to do with them from being able to say who they can or can’t love and be married to. Gotta love those tolerance equal rights christians…. said no one ever.

          • ArentIpretty

            Gays have no right to a Christian marriage, if that is what you’re railing about. Let them create their own religion. This hijacking and willful undermining of Christianity by certain secularists and non-Christians is a joke. I’m a secularist by the way and I don’t agree with your attempt to intimidate or co-opt others of different beliefs (as long as it is innocuous) to your way of thinking. If gays want to be married, fine. Let them do it, but there is not one good reason it should be in a Christian setting. You are not allowed to redefine an entire religion because it hurts your feelings.

          • m4253y

            spot on, ty!

          • AlexanderGofen

            Earlier you wrote: “… words have actual meaning. To give up their proper usage due to the propagandistic usage by the left is to dumb down our lexicon.”

            Please be consistent and use the proper (still legal) words homosexuals or pederasts when you mean them.

          • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

            sodomites is the word. Read the bible, it tells us what to do with them.

          • Timothy Steele

            you’re off base who the fuck cares what setting.

          • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

            The queer should go get married in a mosk, HAHAHA.

          • stephencarter

            Hey Timothy Coward Steele, it’s nice and safe to defame Christians, ain’t it? No threats. No risk. No reprisals. No danger. You can opine the rankest horse manure and you.don’t.risk.a.thing. And that’s all you’re about, isn’t it. To spread your pathetic hate with no risk to yourself. Why don’t you grow a pair and make one truthful statement about the source of 99% of the hate? Everyone knows why, you onanistic Coward. Your last statement just makes me throw up. I can remember so many seminar cowards back at Puke U. who would so glibly & sarcastically say the same thing. Because it’s safe. Crawl back to your gilded sewer.

          • Timothy Steele

            Fuck you and your bullshit religion. Christianity, Islam, Judea, no matter. Lies are lies. Fantasy is fantasy. None of you people are fucking sane in the slightest. You all walk around talking to thin air and asking some imaginary man in the sky to grant wishes for you. Grow the fuck up.

          • defcon 4

            The hypocrisy of your statement is no more apparent than in ANY islamic state dolt.

          • knowshistory

            you are really going to love islam.

        • stephencarter

          If we were rationally tolerant, idealistically tolerant, then we would look logically at the object of our tolerance and make a reassessment. Do the governments of Western nations ever do that? So why then do governments and elites advocate something (tolerance) which is irrational? Why do they refuse to look at how Islam responds to our tolerance? Well, it’s obvious. Because the source of their tolerance is simple ‘cowardice’ … they fear Islam. They’re like the townspeople in High Noon who won’t stand up to the thugs taking over their town, and pretend they need to accommodate the thugs. So ‘tolerance’ is a code word for cowardice. Anyone who refuses to go along with the elite’s cowardice is labelled a rightwingislamophobicbigot ad nauseam. Maybe we have to make ourselves a worse threat to the elites than Islam so they’ll get a pair.

          • AlexanderGofen

            Thank you, you are correct. However not only “they [Western governments] fear Islam”. They are bought by islam. We mindlessly empowered islam with trillions of oil money, and now that money is used against us: http://www.resonoelusono.com/Imminent.htm

          • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

            Palin was right, drill baby DRILL!

          • Oscar

            Great comment and what wisdom contained there! Tolerance once meant that I showed respect for people with whom I disagreed. That is as you mentioned, rational tolerance. Tolerance once meant that I must love someone even if I hate his sin. That would be, as you mentioned, ideological tolerance. But the word has now been turned on its head. Tolerance now demands celebration of something I find disgusting, and acceptance of something I know to be evil. As shown in your comments, “tolerance” is now little more than disguised cowardice or moral indifference. Thanks.

    • Timothy Steele

      You can not deny that Islam is rooted in bigotry any more than you can argue that Christianity is a pillar of shining morality. Any attempt to do so is pure folly and should demand you seek a history lesson or three.

      • AlexanderGofen

        1) I do not understand your New-Speech, and what your term “bigotry” means. (Too many things according to Webster).
        2) The truth is that islam really is a barbaric cult of cruel fanatics, while…
        3) Christianity (more generally the Judeo-Christian tradition), even not being a shining pillar of morality during the long history, has evolved into the highest and unparallelled achievement of human spirit ever.

        • Timothy Steele

          You are totally insane and completely blind. There is nothing moral about Christendom in the slightest. If you do not understand the term bigotry then you need to ask someone to explain it to you r-e-a-l s-l-o-w. It’s what you religious have been engaging in and touting as the way we should all live our lives for the last several thousand years. You know the set of rules written in that book of misogyny, murder, torture, and rape. The one that says that women are sub humans and that condones slavery. Face it, there is not an equal rights religion. Although it really doesn’t matter which set of delusional superstitions you chose to try and dictate life by or to which imaginary friend you make wishes. Fact of the matter is you’re all equally nuts.

          • defcon 4

            Yeshua never preached that women were sub-human, nor that anyone should be persecuted foolio — unlike Muhammad who had women murdered for committing adultery (something which Yeshua himself didn’t condone) as well as his detractors. Nice try though. Neither did Buddha. But please don’t let facts intrude on your lieberal delusions.

          • Timothy Steele

            you should read your bible. you’d be surprised what’s in there.

          • defcon 4

            Ever heard of the tu quoque fallacy of argumentation? That’s what you’re employing in your desperate, lame attempt at defending islam0nazism in the 21st century.

          • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

            EXACTLY!!!

        • m4253y

          you are wasting your time. he is delusional and should be ignored. like his haji contemporaries, nothing short of a bullet to the head would be reason enough for his ilk. let him troll away into the mecca

      • Al

        All religions go through their primitive stages and Islam is in the middle of their own. It is a historical reality that cannot be tolerated, especially in today’s world.
        Many modern muslims have already publicly denounced what these modern day radicals are doing to their world. Unfortunately, our own leaders refuse to see the danger.

        • Veracious_one

          Many modern muslims have already publicly denounced what these modern day radicals are doing to their world.

          They’re not doing anything to disabuse those they say are misunderstanding their religion…

        • defcon 4

          Who cares? Their denunciations ring hollow, because they accomplish nothing. Why is there no ACTION on the part of muslimes ANYWHERE to stop the persecution and murder of people of other faiths that is SOP in ALL islamic states?

        • Timothy Steele

          Are you trying to say religions…..evolve? ….ROFL BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          • defcon 4

            When was the last time anyone Jewish stoned a woman to death for adultery?

          • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

            Hey stupid, your taqiyya is showing.

          • defcon 4

            I think you’ve nailed him/her/it.

        • m4253y

          Al, before you make a statement that has no validity, you should at least try to educate yourself. I will give you a head start on the quran and this misconception of yours in so far as islam’s “primitive stage”;

          The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

          Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Quran.

          The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God, however this can work both ways. Most of today’s Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book’s call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Apologists cater to their preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally do not stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.

          Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad’s own martial legacy – and that of his companions – along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history. (courtesy religion of peace website)

      • defcon 4

        Another argument of false equivalence. The founder of Christianity was nothing like Muhahahahamad and Christianity is
        NOTHING like islamonazism in the 21st century.

        • Timothy Steele

          The founder of Christianity? Whom might that be? Please, spout forth complete and utter gibberish and ignorance.

        • m4253y

          he is a troll looking for entertainment…he would be better suited to a hooka lounge nestled comfortably in a corner with his quran (if he isn’t there already)…he is completely delusional and should be ignored.

          • Timothy Steele

            is that what you call someone who presents you with statements based in facts? oh of course it is. Funniest part is someone who has an imaginary friend in the sky calling anyone delusional.

          • cptbman

            You haven’t presented a fact yet. Just endless anti-religious bigotry.

          • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

            No only anti Christian bigotry.

      • 8ball

        Christian is a shining pillar of morality. Christ lived a life of perfect virtue.

        • Timothy Steele

          Obvious troll is obvious.

          • cptbman

            Is that what you call someone who presents you with statements based in facts?

      • m4253y

        you are so full of it you don’t have a bloody clue.

        which of the two that you paint with the same brush of ignorance would you argue has evolved through to the ‘modern’ day?

        history for those of your trolling ilk serves only as a stepping stone to fashioning your truth through your eyes for today…totally misguided and self-serving…repudiating all facts for summary judgement of lies and deception as facts…this is your folly. period.

        let me guess, from your deep rooted resentment of Christianity that you seem to put on a level playing field with islam, is this based perhaps on your being gay and holding subsequent disdain for said Christianity and conservatism?

        for you to say Texas, the most prosperous state in The Union is “being run into the ground” speaks volumes to delusional, deep seated anger and hate which obfuscates known facts…again, your folly through your fantasy.

        • Timothy Steele

          you seem to me to be a really good at jumping to unfounded conclusions. you should buy a lottery ticket you’d have a better chance of being right once in a while.

          • defcon 4

            Either you’re a lying muslime troll — or a fool.

          • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

            koranimal for sure.

          • cptbman

            You said, without a shred of evidence and against all known facts, that Texas was being run into the ground by conservatism. Best state for business, best state for freedom, best state for limited government, the list goes on and on and on…

          • defcon 4

            Except for Perry, who as allowed islam0fascist propaganda be taught as truth to Texas school kids.

      • Tabitha Bliss

        Islam is the exact opposite of Christianity in every, single way.

        See ISLAM THE OPPOSITE (with direct comparisons from the religion’s foundational texts).
        http://www.beholdthebeast.com/islam_the_opposite.htm

        excerpt:

        “Jesus healed the lame so they could walk.

        Mohammed brought lameness to the walking. “…they were brought, and he had their hands and feet cut off.”

        Jesus brought sight to the blind.

        Mohammed brought blindness to the seeing. “…he ordered for nails which were heated and passed over their eyes…”

        Jesus brought the dead back to life.

        Mohammed killed the living.”


        Mohammed, considered the ‘perfect man’ to Muslims, was a genocidal war lord & tyrant.

    • jackdiamond

      Yes a better title would be Islam: Religion of Hate and Enmity (to personify it, Religion of Haters). That would be theologically correct, since Allegiance and Rejection, Al Wala Wa Al Baraa, is the primal teaching of the Qur’an. Bar’aa means an attitude of Hate & Enmity towards disbelievers & is what is demanded by Allah and Muhammad. As obligatory as is Jihad on all believers, and for similar reasons. That is Islam and that is what followers of Islam do. There isn’t any wiggle room here. As for despising an entire group of people, that is done in the prayer Muslims repeat 5 times daily (cursing Jews & Christians) and it is downhill from there. The very word “kaffir” means much more than just “disbeliever”, it means something of FILTH. Calling Muslims bigots is being almost kind.

  • Aussiemike1

    How can over seas people buy Roberts pamphlet your web site is set up for USA only ?

    • Belinda Duras

      shh it’s called right click save as text file the article above dear

  • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

    A classic case of misinterpreting or representing Islam of its actual teaching (based on the teaching of Islam from learned scholars?) to comparing with the black sheep of Muslim community and their act against the teaching of Islam.

    Mr. Spencer has absolutely murdered his own intellect against the prejudice he has with Islam. Question is how is it going to help any human to understand who the real god is and what the real message of god is?

    Can Mr. Spencer, bring any other religion or teaching that is less bigot than Islam?

    Or does he wants us to believe that he was once a ape and even after so many years of development, he is still an ape, in which he cannot distinguish between ‘The Teaching of Islam from its source (Qur’aan, Sunnah and the understanding of early generation of sahaba – companion’s) and what a person, group or country does who is populated with Muslim?

    And Yes, happy that you are not allowed to set foot in Mecca and Medina, not because you are inferior human but only because you are polytheists? Believe is 1 GOD and you are welcome, even to enter into the black structure in Mecca.

    • davarino

      No thanks, wouldnt want to go to Mecca even if I could. Look forward to the day when it is melted down into a sheet of glass. But thanks for the invite : )
      I just wanted to dispense with the niceties and get right to the heart of the matter.

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        NEVER will you see it gets meltdown, and none of your next generation will also witness this, i am ready to sign a bond paper on it :-). Coming to visiting Makkah, why is it so hard for your hearth to admit that their is 1 GOD ONLY and we are his creation? Imagine this for some moments, and may your hearth feel nice to admit or surrender to the 1 GOD ‘ALLAH’ as million and zillions have already set foot on this place from time immemorial and will continue to do this except for you, but i do hope that you too can do it, Insha-Allaah

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Mecca is on the chopping block, like the head of a thief in Medina.

          I don’t want Mecca destroyed, unless it became necessary – a retaliatory punishment for a terrible deed.

          Abdur, Your “god” is satan since your “prophet” muhammed was the prophet of satan.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Did you met him personally or someone taught you to say this? By branding God a Satan or his messengers and Prophet (nauauzubillah), they will not become one. Your ranting on this will only make your more look stupid in front of others.

          • defcon 4

            And his criticism of islam will get him dead in any of your various islam0nazi cesspools.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            No not really, he may survice and may become a muslim, when million like me can show him the turth.

    • ArentIpretty

      You addressed nothing related to the article. All you did was an ad hominem attack. So, you deny that followers of Islam have essentially tormented and maltreated non-Muslims in all the regions represented in this article? You’re a true Muslim and I hope people see that.

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        Please for god sake read my comment again and all the replies i gave to the others in this new piece. I am trying to make you see the difference between the teaching of Islam from Almighty God to the the one who implement it against it teaching. E.g. You give a Benz to your Son/daughter, and along with it give a manual on how to drive, more importantly how to avoid accident, but your kids drive it and bang it in your own personal fav audi car, now will you blame the Benz or the manual you gave to them to read and follow, or their bad driving? Of course their bad understanding of how to drive a benz and not curse the Benz or how it works mechanically. What all are doing here is blaming Islam and not the one who has misunderstood it and implemented wrongly. I hope this example serve for the explanation.

        • defcon 4

          Sounds like we have one of the wealthy islam0nazis here, trying to practice Al Taqiyya in a more sophisticated way.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            thanks for thinking that i am wealthy, Ameen. Which i am sure if Allaah wants i will be one day, but not as of now.

            And thanks also to say that we are more sophisticated.

            I wish that you are knowledgeable and understand some concept of Islam, instead of ranting Al Taqiyya, which is the concept of another devient kafir (non-muslim) like you, who believe in human god.

            the deception (or Taqiyya) what you know is not part of Islam, this is more to do with the one who does not believe in Allaah, but their Imams (or humans), an when a Muslim tells this human and flesh worshippers about Islam, they use Taqiyya to hide themselves as you Christian, who hide the fact that Bible preaches 1 God, and your Roman godfather introduced the Trinity. This for me is called as Real Taqiyyah.

          • defcon 4

            Muhammad discouraged his followers from lying — unless it was convenient.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            correction: Unless it was to save your life, or to settle dispute between waring faction, or pleasing your wife if she is going thru emotional trust. This are allowed only this cases, and not to kill innocent muslims or non-muslims. see if this heps…http://muslim-responses.com/Islam_on_Lying/

    • ArentIpretty

      Your reference to the Kabba and Mecca is hilarious. Did you know that the Kabba and Blackstone were part of pagan worship prior to Mohammad even being born? Did you know that Allah is one of 360 gods? Did you know he had 2 daughters? Did you know that the hajj and the period of fasting (ramadan) has pagan roots?

    • StanleyT

      Oh dear, a “peacist” thinks he is defending his “religion”, when in truth, all he is doing is confirming everything we know about it. Your reference to “ape” says it all.

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        So you are really confused what to write and wrote something which even cannot be commented, get some real comment something original to write or at least add more to the haters of Islam.

        • defcon 4

          Duh, the actions of islam0nazis everywhere have earned islam the hatred it so richly deserves. Your puerile Al Taqiyya lies can’t cover up the growing pile of dead bodies killed in the name of islam.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            another rant of Al Taqiyyah, do you know any thing else beside this in your life.

          • defcon 4

            Shouldn’t you be killing najjis kaffirs somewhere? Or are you a cowardly jihadi?

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            did the najjis kaffir did something to me personally? then too i would not be killing him, i will sue him and take him to the court. But if he done something to God and his messenger, then too i will enter into discussion with him and see if i can do justice to make him understand what he is doing. If not then i will leave this to Ulema to take care of him.

            Does this sounds fair to you?

          • Veracious_one

            If not then i will leave this to Ulema to take care of him.

            that sounds like a threat,

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Sure, as you wish to interpret it, the ulema are not intellectual terrorist as mr spencer to butcher anyone, they are learned scholars and judges. Any criminal who abuses Muslim or his religion will be dealt with the same set of rules as any criminal from your country will get according to your law.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            You should add “satan” to your inflated ego name. It would be truth in advertising.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            no i will add this to my name and neither will recommend to add to yours, i believe we are humans and discussing different ideology here, the difference in understanding each other is but natural. So continue discussing this and keep the satan, taqiyyah, etc. in the back burner, discuss Islam and see if things get cleared between us, insha-Allaah.

          • Veracious_one

            Taqiyya — Religious Deception

            Due to the state of war between dar al-Islam and dar al-harb, reuses
            de guerre, i.e., systematic lying to the infidel, must be considered
            part and parcel of Islamic tactics. The parroting by Muslim
            organizations throughout dar al-harb that “Islam is a religion of
            peace,” or that the origins of Muslim violence lie in the unbalanced
            psyches of particular individual “fanatics,” must be considered as
            disinformation intended to induce the infidel world to let down its
            guard. Of course, individual Muslims may genuinely regard their religion
            as “peaceful” — but only insofar as they are ignorant of its true
            teachings, or in the sense of the Egyptian theorist Sayyid Qutb, who
            posited in his Islam and Universal Peace that true peace would prevail
            in the world just as soon as Islam had conquered it.

            A telling point is that, while Muslims who present their religion as
            peaceful abound throughout dar al-harb, they are nearly non-existent in
            dar al-Islam. A Muslim apostate once suggested to me a litmus test for
            Westerners who believe that Islam is a religion of “peace” and
            “tolerance”: try making that point on a street corner in Ramallah, or
            Riyadh, or Islamabad, or anywhere in the Muslim world. He assured me you
            wouldn’t live five minutes.

            {A} problem concerning law and order {with respect to
            Muslims in dar al-harb} arises from an ancient Islamic legal principle
            – that of taqiyya, a word the root meaning of which is “to remain
            faithful” but which in effect means “dissimulation.” It has full Quranic
            authority (3:28 and 16:106) and allows the Muslim to conform outwardly
            to the requirements of unislamic or non-Islamic government, while
            inwardly “remaining faithful” to whatever he conceives to be proper
            Islam, while waiting for the tide to turn. (Hiskett, Some to Mecca Turn to Pray, 101.)

            Volume 4, Book 52, Number 269; Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “War is deceit.”

            Historically, examples of taqiyya include permission to renounce
            Islam itself in order to save one’s neck or ingratiate oneself with an
            enemy. It is not hard to see that the implications of taqiyya are
            insidious in the extreme: they essentially render negotiated settlement
            – and, indeed, all veracious communication between dar al-Islam and dar
            al-harb — impossible. It should not, however, be surprising that a
            party to a war should seek to mislead the other about its means and
            intentions. Jihad Watch’s own Hugh Fitzgerald sums up taqiyya and
            kitman, a related form of deception.

            “Taqiyya” is the religiously-sanctioned doctrine, with its
            origins in Shi’a Islam but now practiced by non-Shi’a as well, of
            deliberate dissimulation about religious matters that may be undertaken
            to protect Islam, and the Believers. A related term, of broader
            application, is “kitman,” which is defined as “mental reservation.” An
            example of “Taqiyya” would be the insistence of a Muslim apologist that
            “of course” there is freedom of conscience in Islam, and then quoting
            that Qur’anic verse — “There shall be no compulsion in religion.”
            {2:256} But the impression given will be false, for there has been no
            mention of the Muslim doctrine of abrogation, or naskh, whereby such an
            early verse as that about “no compulsion in religion” has been cancelled
            out by later, far more intolerant and malevolent verses. In any case,
            history shows that within Islam there is, and always has been,
            “compulsion in religion” for Muslims, and for non-Muslims.

            “Kitman” is close to “taqiyya,” but rather than outright
            dissimulation, it consists in telling only a part of the truth, with
            “mental reservation” justifying the omission of the rest. One example
            may suffice. When a Muslim maintains that “jihad” really means “a
            spiritual struggle,” and fails to add that this definition is a recent
            one in Islam (little more than a century old), he misleads by holding
            back, and is practicing “kitman.” When he adduces, in support of this
            doubtful proposition, the hadith in which Muhammad, returning home from
            one of his many battles, is reported to have said (as known from a chain
            of transmitters, or isnad), that he had returned from “the Lesser Jihad
            to the Greater Jihad” and does not add what he also knows to be true,
            that this is a “weak” hadith, regarded by the most-respected muhaddithin
            as of doubtful authenticity, he is further practicing “kitman.”

            In times when the greater strength of dar al-harb necessitates that
            the jihad take an indirect approach, the natural attitude of a Muslim to
            the infidel world must be one of deception and omission. Revealing
            frankly the ultimate goal of dar al-Islam to conquer and plunder dar
            al-harb when the latter holds the military trump cards would be
            strategic idiocy. Fortunately for the jihadists, most infidels do not
            understand how one is to read the Quran, nor do they trouble themselves
            to find out what Muhammad actually did and taught, which makes it easy
            to give the impression through selective quotations and omissions that
            “Islam is a religion of peace.” Any infidel who wants to believe such
            fiction will happily persist in his mistake having been cited a handful
            of Meccan verses and told that Muhammad was a man of great piety and
            charity. Digging only slightly deeper is sufficient to dispel the
            falsehood.

    • Softly Bob

      You Muslims make me laugh. You seem to think that anyone who is hostile to Islam has misunderstood it. Robert Spencer understands Islam very well, and so do I.
      Islam is evil to the core and Mohammed was a false prophet, a liar and a disciple of Satan. These are FACTS and no amount of whinging and squirming from you will ever change that.
      You also talk about the teaching of Islam from learned scholars. Which scholars do you mean? The Ayatollah Khomeini was a learned scholar and so was Osama bin Laden. Both of them preached violence and bigotry. In fact nearly all of the learned scholars of today teach the same thing – violence (that is when they are not practising taqiyya). Instead of coming here and debating with us, perhaps you should be contacting the learned scholars and telling them that their understanding of Islam is wrong.

      • Belinda Duras

        and that our dear is the whole point mslimes are born liars. there is no truth in them they are an evil cult and deserve all the scorn and derision of the rest of humanity. time for some vlad actions again

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Belinda, Sorry but the liberal in me has to disagree.

          The people who are Muslims who lie have been TAUGHT, PREACHED to Lie.
          It’s Nurture, not Nature.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Correct. Lie is something when you dont find WMD and then kill million is war, lying is something, when you see a military plane destroying twin towers and claim that it was passenger plane, and the list goes on…for more please visit this pages…

            http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/lieofthecentury.php

            http://www.alternet.org/story/16274/ten_appalling_lies_we_were_told_about_iraq

            http://revcom.us/a/245/10-big-lies-us-war-on-terror-en.html

            I can list thousand like this

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            The biggest lie of them all is that Islam is “The Religion of Peace”.

            P.S. May the prophet of satan, muhammed (pestillence be upon him) spend eternity in purgatory.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Correction to your definition of Islam: Islam a religion of peace is a major part of it, but there are other important aspect of it, like submission to the 1 GOD in totality, Surrendering your wills and desire that does not suites or benefit to you to the command of Allaah, servitude to all of his command and practices, and most importantly point is to believe in 1 or ONE ONLY God of the entire thing that your eyes can witness is Allaah, and he has no other partner be it any top human including me, top satan, you, saints, imam, prophet, messenger, etc. This is what Islam is.

            and May the peace and blessing be upon all the Prophet and Messenger of Islam, whom Allaah has sent down to the earth with the message to only recognise and worship him as a god, and by name these are the ones listed in Qur’aan…Adam, Idris (Enoch), Nuh (Noah), Hud, Saleh, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Lut (Lot), Ya’qub (Jacob), Yousef (Joseph), Shu’aib, Ayyub (Job), Musa (Moses), Harun (Aaron), Dhu’l-kifl (Ezekiel), Dawud (David), Sulaiman (Solomon), Ilias (Elias), Al-Yasa (Elisha), Yunus (Jonah), Zakariyya (Zechariah), Yahya (John),’Isa (Jesus) and the last and FINAL Muhammad, Peace and blessing be on all of them.

        • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

          Scientifically wrong, all child that are born are pure and if you say that out of all human we Muslim are only liars, then we are separate species altogether, which is IMPOSSIBLE for any one to admit. So, your analogy as Born Liars is wrong, so let me correct your english sense of commenting and Scientific sense of analysing. So, you have became a liar now…please correct yourslef and dont spread lies. Remaining comments are childish.

      • Ray Burke

        I wish I had said that. Very well stated, Softly

        • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

          Read my reply to her, and then see what you wished for?

      • Sue Nakh
      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Softly Bob AKBARRRRR!!!!!!

        • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

          Allaahu Akbar, which means “God is Great”, no need to fear about this statement, only a god fearing person will praise his lord.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            You prophet muhammed now resides in purgatory along side of satan.

            I would tell you to eat your heart out from the realization that you are a follower of a defeated ideology, but I believe you actually would.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Believing in 1 GOD is not a defeated ideology, believing in Human, Prophet (Jesus – peace be upon him) or any other Prophet & messenger, saints, or trees, stones, statues, imam, pastor, bishop, and most importantly science and technology as their god, or darwin, dawkins, etc are defeated ideology. Allaah, stand with those who truly believe him and him ONLY. The others follow the satan, who’s job is to take you out from your natural disposition of believing in 1 GOD to tons o Gods. Just be sincere to yourself, just think about it for a second, if something bad happens to you, will you shout “Oh God, help me” or Shout “Oh God’s, help me”, or when you are stranded in a lonely island with nothing saving you, will you look upon the sky and cry to God, or start praying to humans to sail across the sea to help you. The humans too will only come if the 1 God almighty has written in your life book, that they should help you, else there is no saviour of yours. So the natural inclination for you to besiege 1 GOD and not multiple gods, so Muslim are the only uncorrupted faith of monotheism who only believe in 1 GOD, unlike any other religion in the face of the earth. Anyway, this are scholarly matters, which inly can be studied under the guidance of scholars, so advice you to seek knowledge from learned scholars of Islam, which will benefit you too.

          • Veracious_one

            The others follow the satan,

            would these followers be anyone who refuses to become a Muslim.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            The One God, does care about you and his gates are open for repentance and submitting your will to him.

          • Veracious_one

            The Muslims are good at forced conversions and kidnapping young Christian girls for forced marriages…any god that encourages this behavior is a worthless god

          • Veracious_one

            Muslim terrorists use it always.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            and so does the Bible says

          • Veracious_one

            Allaahu Akbar means ‘God is Greater’….inferring that the Muslim god is better than anyone’s god…and all other religions gods are inferior….it stands for Islamic supremacist goals..

          • Veracious_one

            Allahu akbar means “Allah is greater” – not, as it is often
            translated, “God is great.” The significance of this is enormous, as it
            is essentially a proclamation of superiority and supremacism. Allah is
            greater – than any of the gods of the infidels, and Islam is superior to
            all other religions.

            Al-Islam.org states this obliquely: “Allahu akbar
            implies that God is superior to all tangible and intangible, temporal
            and celestial beings.” This may seem to be an innocuous theological
            statement until one recalls that Islam has always had a political
            aspect, and Islamic jihadists always shout “Allahu akbar” when attacking
            infidels. It is a declaration of the superiority of their god and their
            way of life over those of their victims. 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta
            also stated that it was meant to make the infidels afraid. He wrote
            instructions to jihadists that were found in his baggage: “Shout,
            ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the
            non-believers.”

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        Good, laugh will make you healthier more, but when you go back to the Allaah, and say that i laughed at you and your teaching, then i hope that you will not be laughing any more.

        To answer all your points is time consuming, but can be answered. may be not with the language you talk about.

        Who told you that Ayatollah Khomeni or Osama is learned scholars? Oh sorry Mr. Spencer the great scholars of yours right? No wonder hence all the commentators took him to be great scholar who now about Islam.

        It like saying any Donkey carrying the book will become a scholars, or any one who wears a suite or wears a spec will be a scholars. All donkey can boks, but they dont become scholars. I commented on this guy who calls himself a scholars, then he hsa to debate this with the Scholars of Islam not common people like us. Has Mr. Spencer debated this with any of the following people….if not then he is fool who wants popularity and only the foolish will follow him…ask him if he knows or met any of the below and see if has and proof of his debate with them…

        Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab

        Abd Allah ibn Abd al-Latif Al ash-Sheikh

        Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Al ash-Sheikh

        Abd ar-Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’di

        ‘Abdullaah bin Muhammad Al-Qar’aawee

        Haafidh ibn Ahmed ‘Alee al-Hakamee

        Ali Jaber

        Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd Allah ibn Baaz

        Muhammad ibn al Uthaymeen

        Saud Al-Shuraim

        Saleh Al-Fawzan

        Rabee Al-Madkhali

        Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaikh

        Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al ash-Sheikh

        Salih Al-Talib

        Usaama bin Abdullah al Khayyat

        Ibn Humaid

        Salih bin Abdullah al Humaid

        Maher Al Mueaqly

        Muhammad Al-Munajjid

        • defcon 4

          Was that rant supposed to make sense?

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Only will make sense to sensible? Are you the one is the right question?

          • defcon 4

            The Djinns did it.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Only to the sensibles.

        • Veracious_one

          Oh sorry Mr. Spencer the great scholars of yours right? No wonder hence
          all the commentators took him to be great scholar who now about Islam.

          What has Mr Spencer said or written that wasn’t true?

        • Veracious_one

          Who told you that Ayatollah Khomeni or Osama is learned scholars?

          Are you saying you can become an Islamic Ayatollah without being an Islamic scholar?

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            and now you claim that i am an Islamic Scholar like Ayatollah, which i never want to be, Insha-Allaah. I am Muslim who’s learning is based on the actual Qur’aan, Sunnah (the method of prophet) and with the understanding of the prophet companions who received direct instruction on how to understand Islam from the prophet as their teacher. The people whom you think are not considered as Scholars, this people are made scholars by the American. We never go to them for any Islamic fatwa or even asking him or listening to him. When i say this means the 90% of Muslim of the world. To understand this you need to know their background and how this people are more famous amongst you and not with the Muslim themselves. According to major Muslim Scholars Ayatollah is kaafir (apostate).

          • Veracious_one

            you’re the one who inferred that Ayatollah Khomeni or Osama may not be learned scholars?

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Correct, and they are not.

          • defcon 4

            Why don’t you go to Iran and make that last statement publicly brave mujadeen?

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            I dont need to go to Iran, the Iranian are looking at this post, and Insha-Allaah, they will meet their fate one day. Question is will you come out of US and make the nonsense support of this idiot spencer?

        • Veracious_one

          Most of these people have refused to debate Mr. Spencer

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            who’s says read my comments with youtube video on refuting him and also search for a book on his refutation page by page in google.

    • Headed4TheHills

      Oh really now? Jus’ believe in one God an’ I can set foot in Mecca and even enter the black structure? An’ jus’ which god ya sayin’ I gotta believe in? The god Allah, latecomer to the party? Or perhaps Zeus? Maybe Thor? I know, Amaterasu omi Nokami.

      What ya wanna bet lil ol’ Headed, who believes in the God of Abraham, Isaac, an’ Jacob, might not get to enter yer holy site? What ya wanna bet, the moment my lil tootsies set foot in Mecca a wearin’ my tallit, praisin’ the name o’ Yeshua Hamashiach (also known as Jesus Christ), I might jus’ get myself shot.

      An’ as fer the difference between what is taught an’ what is practiced, I ain’t seein’ much difference generally. I see a lot about how peaceful ol’ Islam is, an’ yet yer Koran (Qu’ran, whatever is bein’ used these days) does set forth the directions o’ killin’ the infidels (Sura 9:5) wherever ya find them. Only by convertin’ to Islam do I get reprieve from that directive. AN’ what do I see in the news, quite regularly in fact, the very followers o’ Islam doin’ jus’ what they are taught from the Koran. Why even Mohammed (illiterate “writer” o’ the central book o’ yer faith) dun preached an’ teached violence, child abuse, pedophilia, etc.

      An’ why drag other religions into this mix? We was discussin’ Islam. But, if’n ya wanna go there, let ol’ Headed give it a try. Jesus preached peace an’ lovin’ yer neighbor as yerself. Mohammed? Subjugatin’ and killin’ yer neighbor. Should I, as a follower of Christ, commit a violent, bigoted act, I ain’t rightly a Christian, now am I? However,you, should you follow Mohammed’s teachin’, you got the right to kill (women, children, Homosexuals), lie (yep, don’t try an’ argue that one, for a Muslim can lie if it furthers the cause of Islam), rape (how many women can get four witnesses together who saw her raped?), etc.

      Oh, an’ before ya go all “Well, what about Christian treatment o’ Homosexuals?” It’s deplorable the fact that some who call themselves Christian should treat a fellow human in such fashion. I got nothin’ against anyone. I don’t like sin an’ had to get forgiven for plenty o’ my own. Jesus doesn’t either, nor did His Father. It was the sins they were committin’ that caused the problems.

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        @ Headed4TheHills. Your choice of english is ENGLISH :-)

        Which God to believe? Answer is the God who created you, fashioned you, gave you the gift of commenting in for news? and who will again make you dead? Again raise you from Dead? Decide on how you led your life in his earth? How you behaved with other? Hoe you treated him God or make partner with him? Did you followed what his messengers said to name from Quraan “Adam, Idris (Enoch), Nuh (Noah), Hud, Saleh, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Lut (Lot), Ya’qub (Jacob), Yousef (Joseph), Shu’aib, Ayyub (Job), Musa (Moses), Harun (Aaron), Dhu’l-kifl (Ezekiel), Dawud (David), Sulaiman (Solomon), Ilias (Elias), Al-Yasa (Elisha), Yunus (Jonah), Zakariyya (Zechariah), Yahya (John),’Isa (Jesus) and the last and FINAL Muhammad, Peace and blessing be on all of them.”

        Surah 9:5, i have in detail replied this to some of the commenters from this news peice, see if you can follow the replies and understand it better…here is my comment in the comment section…http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/13/al-qaeda-vows-islam-coming-us/

        You quoted “Mohammed? Subjugatin’ and killin’ yer neighbor” – Well need a proof on this, then we can discuss others.

        On homosexual, we can discuss once you know who real God is, and how many God is!!! Till then…peace

        • Veracious_one

          Which God to believe? Answer is the God who created you,

          Allah created no one, he only passed along instructions for war,,,

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Yep, as you can only see 3-4 lines in the entire 6000+ instruction. Then you are true.

    • Belinda Duras

      no a real human will never set foot in your cesspool of demonville messedupcca . you are trained to lie to infidels so of course we aren’t falling for you lies

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        please read my comment to SCREW SOCIALISM

    • iluvisrael

      We’re onto your taqiya. Most moslems hate Spencer because he knows islam and the koran inside and out and exposes the savagery and true indent of the bloodthirsty death cult that is islam.

      • iluvisrael

        intent, not indent

        • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

          Thats ok. We are commenting in a news forum and not writing any novel here :-)

      • Ray Burke

        Beautifully stated, iluvisrael.

        • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

          I love you too, if you are sincere in your speech, else i dont know you even as a human being.

          • defcon 4

            Yes, because the najjis kaffir are sub-human aren’t they?

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            The Nazis were Christians, and that to racial. They are human who twisted bible message to suite their blood thristy agenda. This is also true for some Muslim, who get influenced by the same logic. So neither i do support both this kind of human.

            What i was eluding that ” i dont know you even as a human being”, is the person who keeps telling lies even when his life is not in danger, and creating Islamophobia in himslef anf other, even though he is secure in his homeland. What benefit will this serve you?

          • defcon 4

            Sorry Jihad Joe, but HItler denigrated Christianity and admired your death cult.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            But he was Christian by faith and a non-vegetarian too :-). Now, if he admired Islam for some reason for things that suites his evil agenda and ignore other Islamic teaching such as “If you kill any innocent without valid reason, then it is as if you have killed an entire humanity” then he is a hypocrite and this has nothing to do with islam and Allaah, know what his action are and what he did with Islamic teaching and hence he wiped him out from the face of the earth.

          • Veracious_one

            The Muslim
            Game:

            In an
            effort to portray their religion as non-violent, Muslim apologists vigorously employ verse 5:32, which
            would appear to promote a universal principal that all life is sacred to Allah –
            especially the way it is typically quoted by apologists:

            “…if any
            one slew a person… it would be as if he slew a whole people; and if any one
            saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of a whole people…”

            (As quoted by the Fiqh Council of North America in
            their ultimately meaningless “Fatwa against Terrorism”)

            The Truth:

            This fragment of
            verse 5:32 is what the apologists want non-Muslims to believe is in the
            Qur’an, as opposed to the dozens of other open-ended passages that command
            warfare, beheadings and torture. But even what they usually quote from
            5:32 isn’t quite how it appears. Remember all those ellipses?
            There’s something being left out.

            Here’s the
            full text
            of the verse:“On that
            account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a
            person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land –
            it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it
            would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came
            to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them
            continued to commit excesses in the land.”

            First,
            notice the gaping loophole. Killing is allowed in cases of murder or “for
            spreading mischief in the land.” Murder is pretty straightforward, but
            “spreading mischief?” If anything begged for a careful and precise
            explanation, this phrase certainly would. But generations of Muslims are
            left to apply their own interpretation of what “mischief” means – with varying
            standards. Violating Sharia law or sharing a different religious faith
            appears to qualify. Verse 7:103 of the Quran even indicates that merely rejecting
            Muhammad and the Quran counts as “mischief”.

            Secondly,
            note the broader context of this verse. It turns out that this isn’t a
            divine command to Muslims after all. It’s a recounting of a rule that was
            given to the Jews. It isn’t an admonition against killing. It’s an
            indictment against the Jews for violating the law given to them. “Any one” doesn’t mean
            “anyone,” but rather “any one” of the Jews.

            Any
            application to Muslims would have to apply only to Muslims – as in Muslim
            on Muslim murder within the brotherhood of believers. In fact, the context of the verse is the murder of Abel by Cain.
            Historically, this verse has never been interpreted by Islamic scholars
            to mean that Allah
            places equal value on the lives of non-Muslims. The Quran says that
            restitution for murder is bound by the law of equality (2:178) and that
            non-believers are not equal to Muslims (39:09). Muhammad affirmed
            that while a Muslim may be punished with death for

            killing a fellow Muslim, they should

            never be slain for killing a non-believer.

            Rather than
            encouraging tolerance, Sura 5 as a whole is actually an incitement of
            hatred with a hint of violence. Jews and Christians are explicitly cursed
            as ‘wicked’ people with ‘diseased hearts’ and as hateful ‘blasphemers’
            respectively. Muhammad goes on to coyly remind his people that Allah loves
            those who “fight” in his service – and it’s fairly obvious who the enemy is.

            Muslim
            apologists conveniently leave out the fact that the gruesome verse which follows 5:32 actually
            mandates killing in the case of the aforementioned “mischief”. It even
            suggests crucifixion and “the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite
            sides.”

            Although verse 5:32 recounts the law given to Jews, the
            verse that follows is clearly intended for Muslims. Verse 5:33 provides the basis for blasphemy laws, in which people
            are executed for insulting or questioning Islam.
            Ironically
            then, the very part of
            the Quran that apologists use to portray Islam as a non-violent religion has
            long been used as justification for making verbal offense into a
            capital crime.

            So, the
            Quran’s best example of moral instruction is a passage which actually mandates
            the torture and execution of those deemed a threat to Islamic hegemony…

            With this
            being the best that Islam has to offer, it’s not hard to guess why the religion
            contributes over a thousand deadly terrorist attacks to the world each and every year.

          • defcon 4

            LOL, Hitler never attended church and admired not only the death cult called islam, but pre-Christian Germanic beliefs.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Today Muslims have made socialist SHlTlers mein kampf in Arabic a Best Seller.

            That’s why they are known as Sand Nazis.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            by keeping coining new words and racially profiling people across the earth, is not going to help you. Be it the people who live in sand, water, ice or land. The best seller is something that is stopping the 1.2 billions to remain quite and in control, when the 2 billion army (military and intellectual like you) are against Islam. Only the .5 of Islam are in war with 2 billion of western Brain Dead and they too are getting defeating at every place and forum of the earth, and now they are chickening out in Syria too 1 by one (UK, Germany (your lord hitler land), Canada, etc.), imagine what will happen if the command is issued by the ulema to go all out for the 1.2 billion muslim. Subhan-Allaah, may Allaah have mercy on us all, this should not and will not happen in near future, but will happen only when Jesus (peace be upon him) return back. Till then we Muslim dont need to get involved in the war with any one. The war that western power are with the people whom they have invented, Al Qeada, Taliban, etc. we Muslim across the world even did knew them before 9/11, they made them famous and they are now getting stronger day by day. So eventually you shot at your won foot.

          • Veracious_one

            Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” is a best selling book in Muslim landsd…

          • Veracious_one

            The Nazis made no claim to relationship to Christianity…They did establish a relationship with Muslims…

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        Most muslim dont even now who is Spencer, yeah they might know the Retail outlet called as ‘Spencer’ more, as they have more items for their daily needs. Stop patronising moron writers who don’t have guts to speak to the scholars of Islam who understand ISLAM better, then your orientalist, whom you give the certificate of understand Islam better. Even a student of Islam can counter him and his writings, forget about Scholars debating with him. And what makes you thingk that there were no such people in the past who wanted to blame Islam? and they all were refuted and their tails have been bend between their legs and have been seen them running. So, do one fvour ask the Spencer guy to have conversation with proper Scholars listed in reply to Softly Bob and then evert back with the proper link of the debate between them to see how he gets corrected.

        • defcon 4

          The only correction Spencer would receive in any muslime state would be death or imprisonment — because that’s how islam0nazis normally deal w/critics of their faith.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Nope. They don’t deal with the critic, they deal this way to apostate, that to the one who abuses. The Critic who are abusive and lower the dignity of human, they make fun of God and his messenger, the God who gave you life and gave all the beautiful blessing of this earth. he fashioned you when there was no trace of you, and he will again refashion you when your trace from this earth with disappear. So, abusing this Almighty and his messenger is not what you are born to do. if you want to be critic so be it, but have dignity in doing so. If i want to criticise you or comment on you, should i use the ‘F’ word, or be polite, which is more civilised? If you say ‘F’ word is more civilised, then for me it is not, and remember whom you are criticising is not your relatives, even to relatives you will not do this. So, it all depends how civilised you are to discuss the mater of islam or any other matter, else there is not discussion with uncivilised or unruly people. I guess this is fair think to expect form a critic? Correct me if i am wrong?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            You are wrong, and lie like the prophet of satan, muhammed.

            Happy Nakba to you and your family and all of the Islamofascist Umma.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            yeah run away and shoo away, this is what you people do in forum. Instead of spreading truth of Islam, you jews spread hate and think that you tactics will help you to save your land hungry and killing attitude. This is not going to work when you stand in front of Allaah. So return back to learning Islam or at least debate or discuss with them like a civilised humans.

          • Veracious_one

            Muslims kill people who spread the truth about Islam…

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            only the foul mouth who uses their sub human intellect to abuse God, that too after warning and advice, if this sub hman continues to creat more lies using his sub human knowledge, then it has to be corrected, if he refuses to correct it himslef. Why is this mr spencer afraid of going to Islamic country and hidding. If he is true he should stand for his truth.

          • Veracious_one

            Mr Spencer and others simply report what Muslim clerics and Muslim leaders are saying and doing,….don’t blame the messenger…..

          • defcon 4

            Then why has Spencer received hundreds, if not THOUSANDS, of death threats from your fellow islam0nazi slime?

        • Veracious_one

          taqiyyah…

          (IsraelNN.com) Hamas
          leaders spoke to the Arabic language Ash-Sharq il-Awsat newspaper
          recently and explained that as Muslims, they are allowed to lie. In an
          interview printed on Thursday, senior Hamas terrorists explained, “A
          Muslim is permitted to say things that oppose his beliefs in order to
          prevent damages or to be saved from death.”

          This approach, known in Arabic as “taqiyya,” was behind several Hamas
          leaders’ recent public expression of support for Palestinian Authority
          Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, they explained. Senior Hamas terrorists in
          Samaria, who were recently released from jail, publicly expressed
          disapproval with the Hamas takeover of Gaza and said they supported the
          PA forces. The sources quoted in Ash-Sharq il-Awsat explained that the
          Samarian terrorists’ announcement was not a sign of dissent within Hamas
          ranks, but rather a permitted use of “taqiyya” to deceive Abbas and
          avoid prison sentences. – from this news article

          Of course taqiyya has its roots in Shi’a Islam. Shi’a who felt the
          need to lie about their own faith because they were fearful of Sunni
          Muslims elaborated upon such religiously sanctioned dissimulation. But
          by now it has its counterpart, with Qur’anic sources, in Sunni Islam.
          This is important to understand, the next time Tariq Ramadan or someone
          else indignantly exclaims that “taqiyya” is “a Shi’a doctrine.” Its
          sources are in Shi’ism; deception, including lying about the faith, is
          part of Sunni Islam as well.

          Since we all know that Muslims may lie, may they also tell the truth?
          Of course they may, and the more forthright they are about it, the
          happier we should be.

          Here’s a three-question quiz designed to illustrate how the followers
          of Muhammad’s statement “War is Deception” operate — sometimes telling
          what they believe to be the truth, sometimes mingling what they believe
          to be the truth with falsehood.

          Question #1.

          The leader of the Arab terrorist group As Saiqa –the one who led
          “Palestinian” Arab Muslims to massacre hundreds of Maronites at Damour,
          in Lebanon — Zuheir Mohsen, said the following to James Dorsey in a
          1977 inteview in the Dutch newspaper “Trouw”:

          “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian
          state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of
          Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference
          between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for
          political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a
          Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit
          the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.

          “For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with
          defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a
          Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and
          Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine,
          we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

          When he said that, was Zuhair Mohsen lying, or telling the truth?

          Question #2.

          At the U.N. in 1988, Yassir Arafat said the following:

          “The State of Palestine is an Arab State; its people are an integral
          Part of the Arab nation and of the nation’s heritage, its civilization,
          and its aspiration to attain its goals of social progress, unity and
          liberation. [The State of Palestine] is committed to the Charter of the
          League of Arab States, the United Nations Charter, the Universal
          Declaration of Human Rights [apparently uniquely so, for not a single
          Arab state subscribes to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but
          rather to the ‘Muslim’ version – the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights –
          which vitiates, in every important respect, every single one of the
          human rights that matter most] , and the principles of non-alignment.”

          Which parts of what he said were lies, and he knew he was lying, and which parts did he believe to be true?

          Question #3.

          In the latest issue of The Economist (February 1-7, 2008), the leader of Hamas, Mamoud Zahar, says:

          “‘We [Palestinians] were never an independent state in history,’ he
          notes. ‘We were part of an Arab state and an Islamic state.’”

          Is Mahmoud Zahar telling the truth, as he sees it, or is he lying?

          And why in this case, and in the other two examples I have given above, does it matter?

    • Paul of Alexandria

      You have obviously never read the Koran.

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        True. Koran is something which i am not aware, but what i read is called as ‘Qur’aan -e- majeed’

        • Paul of Alexandria

          Koran, Quran, Qur’aan, whatever; it’s a transliteration from the Arabic.(You are reading it in Arabic, I trust?) I highly recommend that you go back and re-read it properly and in context. Try reading the commentary at Jihadwatch.org also (specifically http://www.jihadwatch.org/islam-101.html). For that matter, I also highly recommend “The Arab Mind” by Raphael Patai, a most insightful look into the culture.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Please bear with me and my punt! Why the heck should i read from a site that is designed to malign Islam and confuse with people and kings and leaders fighting for oil and wealth, in respect to learning Islam from the Muslim themselves. This person who writes against iSlam are not even well versed with Arabic text, let alone the meaning of it. Please correct me and my understanding?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            The people who malign Islam are al qada, taliban, the fascist regime of iran, assad, muslim brotherhood.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            and all these have been barnded as Kaafir or sinner by the majorit of Muslim.

          • Veracious_one

            The “majority of Muslims” aren’t doing anything to stop their misuderstanding of Islam….

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Yep, because the majority is being bombarded from every place and sky, so they are now engaged in saving their life than confronting this devient ones. Agian thansk to western military and intellectual terrorist in news forums.

          • Veracious_one

            so they are now engaged in saving their life than confronting this
            devient ones. Agian thansk to western military and intellectual
            terrorist in news forums.

            ignoring the deviant ones is a sure way to allow them to keep killing you….Muslims must confront the Muslims who are misunderstanding their religion lest they be accused of supporting them…

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            True and Islam will deal with them.

          • Veracious_one

            This person who writes against iSlam are not even well versed with
            Arabic text, let alone the meaning of it. Please correct me and my
            understanding?

            The Muslim
            Game:

            The Qur’an
            can only be fully understood in Arabic. One cannot criticize Islam without
            knowing Arabic.

            The Truth:

            Although
            Muslims often tell critics of Islam to “read the Qur’an,” they are usually
            unprepared for what happens when their advice is heeded. An honest
            translation of Islam’s holiest book generally reinforces negative opinion.
            The fallback is to then claim that the Qur’an can only be understood in Arabic.

            Of all the
            efforts to artificially insulate Islam from intellectual critique, this is
            probably the most transparent. Unfortunately, for those Muslims craving
            reassurance from the more embarrassing passages of the Qur’an and Sunnah, this
            cheap tactic of arbitrarily dismissing anything they disagree with still comes
            at a heavy price, since Islam cannot be protected in this way without
            sacrificing its claim to being a universal religion.

            In the
            first place, it is fundamentally impossible for anyone to learn a language that
            cannot be translated into the only one they do know, which means the apologists
            who insist that one “must learn Arabic” in order to understand the Qur’an are
            committing a logical fallacy. Either the Arabic of the Qur’an is
            translatable (in which case there is no need to learn Arabic) or it is not (in
            which case it can never be learned by the non-native speaker).

            Enter the
            skeptic. While every language has its nuances, how is that Arabic is the
            only one with words and phrases that are literally untranslatable? More
            importantly, why in the world would Allah choose to communicate his one true
            religion for all people in the only language that cannot be understood by all
            people? Even the vast majority of Muslims and their imams do not speak Arabic.

            Even more
            suspicious is that this amazing linguistic “discovery” was only recently made – and that it
            corresponds quite remarkably with the contemporary rejection of Islamic
            practices that were considered acceptable up until the religion’s recent
            collision with Western liberalism. In fact, the argument that hidden and alternate meanings exist to
            unflattering Qur’anic passages (justifying slavery, the inferior status of women, sexual gluttony,
            holy warfare, wife-beating, and religious discrimination) perfectly corresponds with the level of
            embarrassment that modern scholars have about the presence of such verses in the
            Qur’an!

            No other
            world religion claims that it can only be fully understood in one language. Neither is the same level of
            effort required to massage primary messages into palatability. While the
            Bible is distributed pretty much as is by various Christian groups,
            for example, it is rare to find a Qur’an that does not include voluminous and highly
            subjective footnoted commentary deemed necessary to explain away the
            straightforward interpretation of politically-incorrect passages.

            An
            additional problem for the apologists is that they want to have it both ways.
            On the one hand they declare that (for some strange reason) the “perfect book”
            can’t be translated and that Allah’s perfect
            religion thus cannot be understood by most of humanity without a
            battery of intercessors and interpreters. Then they turn around and blame
            the reality of Islamic terrorism on this same “necessary” chain of
            intermediaries by claiming that the Osama bin Ladens of the world
            have simply gotten bad clerical
            advice, causing them to “misunderstand” the true meaning of the Religion of
            Peace (in the most catastrophic and tragic way imaginable).

            Of course,
            another irony here is that, as a Saudi, the Qur’an-toting Osama bin Laden
            was a native Arabic speaker – as are most of the leaders and foot
            soldiers in his al-Qaeda brotherhood of devout Muslims. In fact, many
            critics of Islam are Arabic speakers as well – a fact that is often ignored by
            the apologists, who only find Arabic linguistic skills relevant when they are
            lacking (not that the same pundits have ever been known to care about whether a
            critic of the Bible speaks Hebrew or Greek).

            At this
            point there is only one avenue of escape for the beleaguered apologist – the
            weak claim that the Qur’an can only be understood in Classical Arabic, an
            obscure Quraish dialect which has not been commonly used in over a thousand
            years and is only known by a few hundred people alive today (generally Wahabbi
            scholars, who are – ironically enough – accused of taking the Qur’an ‘too literally’).

            It is hardly plausible that the differences between classical and modern Arabic
            are of such significance that peace and tolerance can be confused with terrorism,
            but even if this
            were true, it merely begs the question all the more.
            Why would such a “perfect book” be
            virtually impossible for the rest of us to learn – and susceptible to such
            horrible “misinterpretation” on an on-going basis?

            Really, it isn’t hard to see through this childish game, particularly since the
            rules are applied only to detractors and not to advocates. Apologists
            never claim that Arabic is a barrier to understanding Islam when it comes to
            lauding the religion, no matter how less knowledgeable those offering praise are
            than the critics. Neither do they qualify the claim that “Islam is the
            fastest growing religion” with the caveat that new converts (or the vast
            majority of existing Muslims) don’t understand Islam since they can’t read the
            Quran in Arabic
            .

            Obviously,
            the real reason for this illogical myth is that the
            information age is now making the full history and texts of the Islamic religion
            available to a broader audience, and the contents are highly embarrassing to both Muslim
            scholars and their faithful flock. Pretending that different meanings
            exist in Arabic is means of self-assurance and saving face with others.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            why copy and paste from other site, cant you write something with your own intellect?

          • Paul of Alexandria

            Simple: you’re wrong. The site is not designed to “malign Islam.” It is designed to educate Westerners about Islam. Everything there is taken from the original sources, in the original languages, and interpreted according to the writings of the Islamic authorities. Please show me one item there that is distorted or untrue. (BTW, I believe that Robert Spencer is originally Egyptian).

            Let me reiterate: the problem is that by their own words and actions Islam intends to conquer Western civilization as it has conquered the Mid East. (You do realize that most of the original inhabitants of much of the Mid East – Egypt, Syria, Iraq – in 600 AD were Christian or Jewish). By their own words Muslims are encouraged to lie and deceive unbelievers (“taquiya”) in order to promote Jihad. By their own words Muslims give us infidels only three choices: live in dhimmitude (if you’re a Christian or Jew), convert or die.

            Not speaking Arabic, I of course must rely on translations, but I have no reason not to trust the translations that I have read. I also watch the actions of the Muslims in the Middle East, particularly, at this time, Egypt, and I see how well they accept and live with Christians and Jews. I see these same actions in every country where Muslims form a sufficiently large percentage of the population. Even in this country I see incidents with Muslims directly attributable to Islam: taxi drivers refusing to take blind passengers with guide dogs or passengers carrying alcohol, “honor” killings of family members,

            Sword-Wielding Muslim attacks California Deputies while screaming “Allah Akbar” (http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/08/sword-wielding-muslim-attacks-california-deputies-while-screaming-allah-akbar.html)

            See also http://www.islam-watch.org/
            “…a group of Muslim apostates, who have left Islam out of our own
            conviction when we discovered that Islam is not a religion at all. ”
            and
            http://www.shariahfinancewatch.org/blog/

            I also highly recommend “The Arab Mind” by Raphael Patai, a very scholarly study of Arab culture with insights into Islam.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            if you are an unbiased man and want to see the other side of the coin, then see this video help you….the first one is a direct debate with your Robert…

            http://www.youtube.com/user/MrIslamAnswersback

            and many other who refuted him…

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na7ofI4MoLA

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tmh4cRxQv8

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTSR9Iq3f-Q

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTSR9Iq3f-Q

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOoWjGA1tHk

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Abdur, Your ‘Qur’aan -e- majeed’ was dictated by the illiterate prophet of satan, muhammed.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            :-), isn’t that amazing how a illiterate man able to produce such as amazing book, this is the greatest miracle in the earth, worth reading and implementing it.

            This is zillion time better than, the books, who have been corrupted by 4 different pen name author who never lived, walked, slept, drank or breath at the time of jesus (peace be upon him) and they call this as book of Jews and Christian, on top a bounty hunter ‘Paul’ chapters and letters were inserted into it, who earlier job was to kill the followers of Jesus, subhan-Allaah (Glory to Allaah, who is imperfect and gave such great book).

            And other religious books, who’s author cannot be traced at all.

          • Veracious_one

            The Qur’an had many different writers,,,

          • defcon 4

            Muhammad, PASBUH, had transcribers who wrote at his direction.

    • reader

      I have to say that in promoting naziism Dr. Goebbels wins in comparison, simply because he was more coherent.

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        naziism, a product of Chritain faith, has nothing to do with Islam and worshiping 1 God

        • defcon 4

          Over a million Christians died fighting the Nazis — I”ll bet more muslimes died fighting for the nazis than against them.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            so you want to now discuss humans who for political benefit joined forces to kill each other or forced to join nazi? If this is what you want to think islam is, then lets list the people who follow and propagate nazis, see if this link helps you to trace Muslims or who are more on the list…

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Nazism

        • reader

          Naziism is the lighter version of Islam exactly.

    • Veracious_one

      Why do all Muslim terrorists seem to misunderstand their religion in exactly the same way/

      • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

        and why do Brain Dead Non-Muslim, always wants to brand all Muslim as terrorist, is their English so poor that they don’t know how to be specific and not to generalise statement?

        • defcon 4

          Did not Muhammad say I have been made victorious through terror? Or is that particular hadith unauthentic?

        • Veracious_one

          Most certainly not all Muslims are terrorists, but all Muslim terrorists use the Quran’s words to justify their actions…making it easy to connect the dots…. there are no Muslims organizations or groups rushing to tell the Muslim terrorist groups that their understanding of their religion of Islam is wrong, wrong, wrong….why is that? Or is their understanding of the Quran correct?

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Dear Veracious_one, hence i mentioned ‘Brain Dead Non-Muslim’ sorry for the punt. To your specific answer, why NO MUSLIM organisation come forward to condemn the terrorist act. This proves that you have not been fed with the fatwa on this terrorist by the senior Ulema in Islamic kingdom, this is not your fault, just that you are not been informed, so let me help you on doing this?

            See if link helps you…
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatwas
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatwa_on_Terrorism

            and many more you can search, just type this word in google search…”list of fatwa issued against terrorist activities”

          • Veracious_one

            while certainly there were Islamic scholars who rejected these violent teachings, there were mainstream and authoritative Islamic leaders and scholars who endorsed those teachings, and based that endorsement upon the texts of the Qur’an and the example of Muhammad. As long as that continues, so will violence in the name of Islam, and the very existence of a mainstream tradition endorsing violence and exhorting believers to commit it demonstrates that Islam is not a religion of peace.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            Agree, this is what happened to Hitler and people like them, even though they belonged to Christian faith, we did not blame Jesus or Bible for their wrong doings, so what rant of Allaah and his message. coming to taking action against them, currently none of the muslim countries have means to fight against them. So the fight has to be in 2 front, educating this misguided people and if not then punish them.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            The world knows that modern day Islam is a “religion” of terrorism.

            The people who defame Islam are your fellow Muslim terrorists.

            Islam is at war with the entire world. Islam is even at war with itself. In case you haven’t read the news, 100,000+ dead in Syria – that’s Muslims killing Muslims.

          • Abdur Razzaq bin Mohamed Ali

            and i believe you and the one 1 person in that world to believe it. Don’t generalise that the entire world as it 7 billion people believe in that. Please write comments properly as it reflects on your writing skills badly.

            Coming to 2nd point, i agree with you. But again you have to know who these people and what are they fighting for? Are the fighting with Western powers or to establish the divinity of 1 God Allaah, none of it. they are fighting for regional power and ruler ship and these people are not Muslims. the common folks joins them thinking that they will establish Shari’ah, but not. Looks what Muslim Brotherhood did, and look what the Military is going to do now. They are not going to bring Islamic Shari’ah, but take control and power.

            Coming to Syria, they senior ulema of Islam has already given fatwa to destroy the Assad 1.5 years back. If you heard John Kerry speech yesterday, he listed out who all are standing with them to fight in Syria, and interestingly he quoted, the Arab league and Islamic League.

          • Veracious_one

            They are not going to bring Islamic Shari’ah,

            that’s a good thing..

          • defcon 4

            There is also a open-ended fatwah (gee, isn’t that just Arabic for contract) on Salman Rushdie’s life as well, one that pays well BTW.

  • T.A.

    This is an excellent pamphlet, with one important exception: the title is a major problem.

    To say “Islam is a religion of bigots” does what Spencer’s critics are always accusing him of: it paints all Muslims with one brush. The fact is that not all followers of Islam are bigots.

    It would be much better to say “Islam is a religion of bigotry”. That is a true statement, because it is Islam’s teachings that are the fundamental problem. All the individual examples of bigotry stem from Islam’s bigoted teachings.

    Looking at Muslims themselves, many are bigots and some are not. So to be truthful, we’d have to say “Islam is a religion of bigots and non-bigots” which would be a much less effective title.

    • Paul of Alexandria

      The problem is that the ones that are not bigots can be rightfully accused of being untrue to Mohammed’s teachings.

      • T.A.

        That’s true. Nevertheless, they self-identify as Muslims. Implying that all Muslims are bigots includes those who self-identify as Muslims, even if you can make a case they aren’t true to Islam’s teachings.

        • Veracious_one

          he didn’t say all Muslims were bigots he said The true religious bigotry is the one that exists in the heart of Islamic orthodoxy.

        • defcon 4

          Gee, if you state you’re a muslime, doesn’t that imply you subscribe to the Jew hatred, xenophobia and totalitarian supremacy that are part and parcel of their faith?

    • Ray Burke

      An excellent point well stated, T.A.

    • defcon 4

      Um, if you’re a muslime doesn’t that imply you subscribe to the explicit barbarism of islam? Can you be a Nazi and not believe in nazism? Your “argument” is absurd.

  • mnop

    And what about america snooping all the world and doing to champion of free speech. And please also tell what is the punishment for an american to rebel against america.What punishment an army male would get if he leave the army in modern law

    • StanleyT

      Huh? Americans who desert from the army are – sometimes – sentenced to prison terms. They are not given the death sentence, which is what you seem to be saying. As for Americans “rebel against America”, you only have to look at what happened to spies like Ames. A few years in jail – no biggie.

      It’s called justice, which is something you probably don’t know very much about.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      mnop, don’t look now, but Google has snooped on you more than the NSA ever has.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Islam is a very vicious and extremely self-destructive form of totalitarianism, as all Muslims are foremost compelled to totally, completely, and unconditionally submit to the will of Allah under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy, as that prerequisite of Islam unequivocally proves that Islam is not a religion. At least, not by the standards we uphold in the West. Moreover, the “will of Allah” that all Muslims totally, completely, and unconditionally submit to under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy in essence is Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. Furthermore, per the Islamic doctrine of abrogation and the infamous sword verses of the Koran, the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation of all religions and all infidels via jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which again is Islamic totalitarian law. Hence, of course, Muslims are bigoted towards all religions and all infidels, as to be otherwise would be blasphemous, which is a death sentence in Islam.

    • T.A.

      You say “all mainstream orthodox Muslims are extremely bigoted….” Whether or not this is true, Islam includes Muslims who are NOT mainstream or orthodox. This is why I object to the title “Islam is a religion of bigots”.

      “Islam is a religion of bigotry” is accurate. “Islam is a religion of bigots” is not.

      • Idl

        So what? As someone smarter than I pointed out:: If there are 100 people in a room and one wants to kill me, the 99 are irrelevant. Obsessing about the title doesn’t change the validity of the content.

        • T.A.

          Unfortunately, a title that implies ALL Muslims are bigots is not only untrue, it also gives ammunition to Spencer’s detractors who have claimed for years that he paints all Muslims with the same brush. Here, he actually IS painting all Muslims with the same brush, which arguably makes him a bigot. It’s much better to be accurate.

          (I don’t actually think Spencer is a bigot, given his body of work. However, that’s how he comes off with this title.)

          • defcon 4

            Why don’t you move to an islamic state and put your theory in the “good” muslimes to the test. Just for laughs, try publicly criticising islam or muhammad while you’re there. After all, you have nothing to fear, most muslimes are good people.

          • T.A.

            defcon 4,

            You have put forward many straw men:

            1. I have never said that an Islamic state is a good place to live, and this is not a logical conclusion from the statements I have made.

            2. I have never said that it would be safe to criticize Islam or Mohammed in a Muslim-majority area, nor does this flow logically from the statements I have made.

            3. I have never said that most Muslims are good people. And even if that were true, it would not make it safe for outspoken Islam critics. It only takes a minority of Muslims to be fanatical bigots to create a dangerous situation for non-Muslims.

            I don’t know what portion of Muslims are bigots and what portion are not. I only know that there are SOME Muslims who are not bigots. There are also substantial numbers of Muslims who ARE bigots–quite enough to be a hazard for non-Muslims, particularly those who criticize Islam.

            Bigotry is problem of tragic proportions in Islam. However, it is still the case that not all Muslims are bigots.

          • defcon 4

            So the best muslimes are the ones who don’t believe in their own faith eh? LAME.

          • SupremeGalooty

            Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. I suspect that many Musselmen are there under duress, and bigotry does not enter the equation. Many would LOVE to be free of that benighted excuse for a religion.

          • defcon 4

            Gee, the actions of muslimes everywhere don’t seem to support your pie-in-the-sky fantasy.

        • ReyR

          Unless they have PUBLICLY renounced their religion, they condone all crimes perpetrated in its name. The religion that they tacitly support is bigotry. Therefore, they are passive bigots by being complicit with aggressive bigotry. I don’t remember who said it, but “while the radical Muslim slits a throat, the moderate Muslims hold the victim’s feet”.

      • Ray Burke

        Indisputably logical, T.A.

      • defcon 4

        Duh, so nazis didn’t believe in Nazism?

        • T.A.

          defcon 4,

          As Spencer himself has pointed out many times, there are many practitioners of any given religion who don’t follow all the teachings of that religion. Not all Christians put “turn the other cheek” into practice, for example. It’s still a teaching of Christianity.

          Likewise, not all Muslims put the bigoted teachings of Islam into practice. Islam teaches bigotry, but not all Muslims are bigots.

          • defcon 4

            Duh, your theory boils down to stating that the best muslimes are the ones who aren’t muslimes at all. LAME.

  • tanstaafl

    During the past 1400 years, Islam has killed an estimated 270 million infidels.

    • Ray Burke

      And that is just the beginning of their sworn slaughter, tanstaafl.

    • defcon 4

      More importantly, the slaughter has demonstrably not ceased.

  • Fizz

    Robert there is no difference between you and a terrorist who both use wrong meaning of the true religion of peace to propagate the hate that lies in their hearts.

    • T.A.

      Funny how so many terrorists get it wrong. Not only that, funny how Islamic scholars for centuries have been unable to understand their own religion.

      Religion of peace? No way.

    • defcon 4

      LOL, yeah it’s Robert’s fault muslimes are busily slaughtering and/or persecuting people of other faiths in every, single muslime state on the face of this earth today.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Fizzy, May your false prophet muhamemd, prophet of satan, burn in HELL for Eternity.

      Meanwhile Muslims have murdered 100,000+ Muslims in Syria – thus demonstrating the lie of “the religion of peace’.

  • ILIA TOLI

    Islam is plunder plus deception. Islam is the religion of plunder, Marxism is the philosophy of plunder, thugs of a feather plunder together. Obama has it all.

  • Donald J DaCosta

    An excellent article nitpicked by some on “objectionable” semantics rather than content. In this article Mr. Spencer confirms Bat Ye’ors theme in her new book, “Understanding Dhimmitude.” She makes the case that much of the west has no knowledge of the 1400 year history she and Spencer refer to; a history in which Jews and Christians, the “people of the book,” received the same brutal treatment: convert, submit and pay the Jizya or die.

    In her book, consisting of a series of lectures she made over the latter twentieth and early twenty first centuries, Ms. Ye’or makes the case that a large segment of the modern Christian community has convinced themselves or been convinced, that Muslim animosity towards them arises from the existence of the Zionists, most especially the state of Israel located in the heart of the Arab
    world. This is motivated by a desire to achieve the ahistorical “golden age” when it is alleged that Muslims and Christians lived in total peace and harmony. To do this, according to the “besieged, victimized” Islamic community, it is only necessary to eliminate Israel from the map and the Jews along with it.

    She, and Spencer in this article, point out that first, the “golden age” is a complete fabrication. As “people of the book,” Christians suffered exactly the same state of dhimmitude as the Jews, for centuries, before there ever was a state of Israel on the map. The cruelty, degradation, the payment of the tax (Jizya) and murder if they refused to pay or submit to Muslims irrational, cruel, bigoted dominance over the “people of the book,” were inflicted on Jews and Christians, exactly alike.

    A vast swath of 20th and 21st century Christians are clueless about this history, sold by taqiyya and kitman, lies sanctioned (O.K. In the eyes of Allah) by the tenets of Islam, that Muslim animosity and violence is caused only by the existence of the minuscule Zionist state surrounded by the predominantly Islamic nations of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and nearby presence of
    Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Turkey. Ms. Ye’or goes on to assert and conclude that this ignorance is why so many in the modern Christian community are anti-Zionists, clueless about the facts surrounding the fourteen hundred year history of the Muslim quest for global hegemony, a quest that was temporarily halted at the gates of Vienna in 1683. Islam is once again on the rise and the west is eagerly assisting in its own downfall fulfilling the intent as stated in the
    Muslim Brotherhood’s creed, to destroy the west by its own hands and the hands of the believers. Read this:

    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-solway/opening-wide-the-gates-of-vienna/

    • Doger Trader

      Donald J DaCosta

      great comment. thanks.
      the argument that the jews are the problem in the middle east is simply
      collapsing since it is obvious now that in the eyes of the muslims no minority is legitimate in the middle east. even between the sects of islam co-existence is not possible.
      israel is not the problen nor any other minority is the problem. islam is.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Plus Muslims OUTSIDE of the Middle East war with Hindus, Bahais, Buddhists.

    • T.A.

      To object to an inaccuracy **in the TITLE** is not nitpicking, especially when this inaccuracy opens Spencer up to accusations of bigotry.

      • Donald J DaCosta

        The Muslim Brotherhood and all of their support organizations in America and around the world use this fear to squelch the mere mention of Islam in connection with anything related to their seventh century, immutable, barbarous doctrine, from the critical to the innocuous. As a non Muslim, say or put something to paper that’s disseminated to a wide audience and risk being sued, usually by the Muslim Brotherhood front group, CAIR in America, claiming religious bigotry, incitement to violence, which almost never occurs, and the pious victimization of “the religion of peace.” The relevant facts, truth and freedom of speech be damned.

        The 57 members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the OIC at the UN, has been aggressively attempting to get them to pass a resolution declaring defamation of religion a criminal act. Read this:

        http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/12/oic-driven-un-adopts-anti-free-speech-resolution-championed-by-obama-administration.html

        Bigotry: intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself. That fits Spencer’s attitude towards the most bigoted, intolerant community on the planet perfectly. Let the accusations fly.

        • T.A.

          I agree that “Islam is a religion of bigotry” is accurate. Islam has many bigoted teachings. Bigotry is a HUGE problem in the Islamic world.

          However, to say “Islam is a religion of bigots” rather than “bigotry” implies that all Muslims are bigots. It paints all Muslims with the same brush. That makes it inaccurate.

          • defcon 4

            Which muslimes have renounced the pervasive Jew hatred found in the holey texts of Islam again?

          • Donald J DaCosta

            All Muslims are not bigots or adherents of a rigid interpretation of the tenets of Islam, especially those with deep roots in western culture. Anyone who has read or listened to Robert Spencer knows that this is his view also and the view of many other mature, intelligent, knowledgeable, scholars of Islam, infidels, Muslims and apostates, who are routinely excoriated by an ignorant, complicit media in concert with the usual suspects, CAIR, MSA, the political elite, academia, the glitterati, etc., and tagged with the Islamophobe label.

            This is not an accident or the result of a critical, impartial, in depth review of their books, articles speeches and network appearances. This is a deliberate, purposeful, disturbingly successful Jihad tactic that effectively uses political correctness and multiculturalism against the modern west. As long as the west remains enthralled and continues to rigidly adhere to and reinforce these destructive, emotionally driven, feel good philosophies, the proponents of orthodox Islam will effectively, if not gleefully, use them against the west. The west will have to continue to tip toe and agonize over every spoken and written word, as we are doing here.

            This is what the Muslim Brotherhood means when it says it will destroy the people of the book by THEIR hands and the hands of the believers (Muslims). Not all Muslims but the west is left to determine first, that Islam is not a religion of peace but a political, theological entity perpetually at war with the infidels, all non Muslims, and second how can the zealots be identified, isolated and selectively removed from; what population? Unfortunately for the non violent Muslim’s, like it or not, they must be the focus.

            They could also be a major part of the solution but, so far, the would be reformers have no prominent voice trumpeting their defiance to all the horror that is being perpetrated in the name of their faith. It is also quite likely that they too fear the consequences; the punishment for apostasy is death.

            All this suggests that a blood bath is imminent.

          • defcon 4

            How do you know the non violent muslimes aren’t just pursuing the same ends as their more violent brethren? Or, alternatively, supporting worldwide islamofascist terrorism financially?

          • moneekwa

            if they don’t believe the “rigid” and infinitely bigoted tenets of islam, they are APOSTATES and deserving of death just like all infidels. the “non-violent” muslims just aren’t overtly acting on it, nor do they ever until they have big enough numbers to get away with it. look at dearbornistan, where they can throw rocks and full water bottles at the heads of Christians, drawing blood, and it’s the Christians getting arrested over it. ask the nicest, most peaceful, most non-violent muslim you can find how they feel about gays, and then let me know if you still think they are not a bigot. if they are a real muslim, they will say gays should be executed. ask them to renounce that in the interest of tolerance. see what they say. if they won’t renounce it, i think calling that person a bigot is fair.

        • Graeme Thompson

          Unfortunately it also refers to Mr Spencer’s attitude to esrtwhile counter-jihadis like Melanie Phillips when they have a difference of opinion with him over a bunch of fascist street things like the EDLO

    • Citizen Warrior

      I would love to see this pamphlet in another version: One devoid of any mention of Obama. This is very informative, specific, and hard to argue with. It is exactly the kind of thing that could persuade a liberal, but because it has so many references to Obama, it will not reach those people who need most desperately to be reached.

      This would still be a great pamphlet without the references to Obama. Would you do it? Or would you grant me permission to do it?

  • Erudite Mavin

    Robert Spencer again with more writings to inform, explain, educate those who
    believe Islam is just another religion just like Episcopal, Methodist, etc.
    or those in the 1930s who believed Nazis were just another political party.
    Many to most Americans who did not live under the Nazis or Soviet Communism
    or remember when they were in power don’t understand the evil.
    the same with Radical Islam.
    Do we have to watch the continued spread and killing done by radical Islam
    to get it or do we have to be next in line on our soil with a larger version of 9/11
    when it will be too late to get it.
    We are at war, and the Radical Left and Libertarians who blow this off with look the other way or Blame America need to understand, they will also be the victims
    of Radical Islam. Radical Islam did not ask the religion or politics of those in the world Trade Center, the Pentagon or flight 93 on 9/11.
    Anyone other than Radical Islam is their enemy.

    • defcon 4

      Where is non-radical islam being practiced again? Because I don’t notice it being practiced in any islamic state on the face of this earth today.

    • Veracious_one

      several polls have shown that 80% of US mosques preach radical Islam…

      • defcon 4

        “Radical islam” being orthodox islam as Spencer has pointed out in his article. Islam is fundamentally radical, intolerant and bigoted (particularly against Jews, but Christians are also despised).

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          AND Hindus and Bahais and Buddhists and animists of Africa…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

          After all, if a religion (Islam) preaches hate, it’s the radical follower who believes in tolerance.

      • Erudite Mavin

        Yes, Including one of the mosques here the Terrorist who flew the plane into the Pentagon attended lead by Anwar al Awlaki.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

        FBI investigations have shown similar.

  • Timothy Steele

    Since most of Islam is based on the teachings stolen from Christianity in the first place, it comes as no shock that the bigotry translated over as well.

    • reader

      Timothy, you simply don’t have any idea what you’re talking about.

      “…Qur’an has a total of 114 chapters called “”Sura’s” of varying lengths, and a total of 6,666 verses, called “Aya’s”… well over 4,000 versus, or 60-64%, which directly refer to the Jews (and Christians) in one way or another, and by a combination of induction and deduction, declare them to be in divinely mandated eternal enmity with the Muslims.” (Eternal Islamic Enmity & the Jews, Al-Maqdisi & Solomon)

      http://www.amazon.com/Al-Yahud-Eternal-Islamic-Enmity-Jews/dp/0971534632

    • SupremeGalooty

      You are misinformed, which renders your opinion feeble.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

      You could make a similar statement on Christianity taking much of it’s religion off of the Jewish people. What religion were Muslims prior to Mohammed and what religion were Christians prior to Jesus. Christianity added a testament promoting peace and tolerance. Islam added a testament promoting hatred and war. All three worship the same god.

      • defcon 4

        Well, Yeshua and all his apostles were Jewish and as far as I know they never renounced their faith. I’ll bet 99% of the people Yeshua preached to were Jewish.

  • georgejochnowitz

    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the
    life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me
    (John 14:6).
    Faith is necessarily intolerant. In the 16th century, there were bloody wars between Catholics and Protestants. Before that, there was the Inquisition. Christians today think they have faith, but they don’t. If they did, they would act like Islamists.
    Marxism is an atheistic doctrine, but it too demands faith. The most oppressive country on earth today is North Korea.

    • defcon 4

      Um, I’d rather live in N. Korea than Soddy Barbaria, Iran or Somalia.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

        Depends. Would you be living in the NK political prison camps or as one of the elite in Iran. The elite in Iraq lived better than the elite in NK. The politically incorrect in NK had about the same lifespan as an Iraqi non-PC person (I’m assuming Iraq and Iran had similar societies). Both nations are intolerable to the average American/Westerner. The question is which is the easier to survive in. Thank god I wasn’t born in either.

        • defcon 4

          At least N.K. doesn’t persecute half of humanity because they don’t have a penis.

    • SupremeGalooty

      The Faith you talk about is, by definition, a virtue, and tolerance or intolerance has nothing to do with it. Have all the Faith you want, but don’t inflict it upon others. That sort of belligerence is temporal arrogance.

    • Random_acct

      Faith is necessarily intolerant? Really? Says you.

    • Saint James

      “Before that, there was the Inquisition.”

      In Spain, the inquisition was originally intended in large part to ensure the orthodoxy of those who converted from Judaism and Islam. I’m guessing 15th century Spanish people were smarter than 21st century americans. They took steps to made sure that there were no muslims working in the inside, in a kind of grand Jihad, eliminating and destroying the Spanish civilization from within and sabotaging its house by
      their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and
      Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

      When was the last time the Vatican urged holy war to get rid of an opposing people and how many generations do you have to go back to find someone that was alive at the time.

      Same question, but substitute the Dali Llama.

      • georgejochnowitz

        Christianity was defanged by the Enlightenment; Judaism was defanged by the Talmud. Nevertheless, Pope Pius XII never excommunicated Hitler, who was born a Catholic. Pius never spoke against the Holocaust, even when it was happening in the neighborhoods in Rome on both sides of the Tiber adjacent to Vatican City. After the war, the Church helped Nazis escape to South America.

        Buddhism has by and large been defanged, but there recently have been murders of Muslims by Buddhists in Myanmar.

        http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/27/burma-s-rohingya-muslims-targeted-by-buddhist-mob-violence.html
        Today, by and large, the only doctrines accepted with blind faith are Marxism and Islam. That’s why they are such good allies.

        • defcon 4

          Um, the BUddhists in Myanmar want the muslime scum out of their country because they’ve noticed what the musliems have done to the Buddhist populations of Bangladesh and Afghanista. Furthermore, Hillel was preaching a peaceful, tolerant Judaism before the Talmud existed.

  • defcon 4

    “Prime Minister Tariq Aziz was a Chaldean Catholic.” Tariq Aziz was not the man’s given name, he took a muslime name later in life. And when someone takes a muslime name what does that imply?

  • Henry

    Coming from one of the few countries that still has a modicum of free speech, it is our duty to tell the rest of the Western world what a violent, misogynist, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-Gay, and Anti-Atheist fundamentalist political Islamism means for them and their future. Free, tolerant, modern Western civilization will not survive the next 50 years if we allow 7th century fanatics to destroy every positive thing that has been created since the Enlightenment. We still have the freedom to speak the truth. Use it! Tell what needs to be said to the people around the world who have been lied to by every leftist celebrity, academic, politician, and media czar. There is no tolerance in the Middle East. Life is hell for anyone who is not a straight fundamentalist Muslim man. Even the Sunnis and Shiites are constantly killing each other over who they deem is correct. We cannot let them make the whole world in this image. This is the biggest battle of the next hundred years. The truth is on our side. Spread it while you can.

  • doruss03

    Obama says islam is a religion of peace he is dead wrong, Islame is a religion of war.

  • 8ball

    We are indebted to Robert Spencer for his hard work and scholarship, not to mention his courage. I confess to a criticism, however. This is not mere bigotry but intolerance, imperialism and terror.

  • Veracious_one

    “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance,” proclaimed President Barack
    Obama during his appeal to the Muslim world from Cairo on June 4, 2009.
    “We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the
    Inquisition. I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout
    Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country.”1

    Obama should do his history homework, Non-Muslims in Andalusia and Cordoba were horribly treated by the rabid pious Muslims…this bad treatment generated the beginnings of the first crusade….

  • Rebas Thgil

    I very much appreciated Mr. Spencer’s book “The Truth About Mohammad”. This recent pamphlet appears to be just as educational. Keep up the great work!

    When it comes down to the islamobigots verses us, I choose us.

  • Veracious_one

    Al-Burhami also cited Muhammad’s precedents as a guide to Muslims living
    in countries in which they were still minorities: “The Muslims can
    implement any form of conduct used by the Prophet Muhammad. When the
    Prophet Muhammad was still in Mecca, he dealt with the infidels in a
    certain way, and when the Muslims are weak, they should deal with the
    infidels this way.
    +

    Islam never changes….

  • Veracious_one

    Muslims must,” he declared, “educate their children to jihad. This is the greatest benefit of the situation: educating the children to jihad and to hatred of the Jews, the Christians, and the infidels; educating the children to jihad and to revival of the embers of jihad in their souls. This is what is needed now.”28

    Muslims do indeed teach their children to hate and to kill…there are many videos available showing them doing it…

  • Jeff Ludwig

    I was delighted when a copy of the pamphlet reached me in the mail. It is a useful source book about Islam, and I am grateful to the Freedom Center for publishing it.

  • JaundicedView

    Well, he has it right all right….good luck getting ANY of this into the hands of those who will actually ACT on it. The media is reflexively pro-Islam, the military is preventing Christians from being Christians in the services because of secular bigot wining (though pro-Islam forces were probably behind it in the background), the DOJ, and POTUS are ALL in the tank for Obama. The only options I can see to rectify this is #1 for Barack Obama to return to his Christian faith and take care of the problem through the bully pulpit or #2 Congress getting off its ass and making engaging in jihad a CAPITAL crime, with summary executions on conviction by a court. The latter seems less likely simply because Congress can agree on only thing….spending other people’s money.

  • Consider

    Faith and religion are important, they give our lives a ‘meaning’, they give us “moral compass” (ask William Lane Craig & co), they give us comfort etc. Religion and faith, we are told, make us avoid the perils of moral realtivism. If faith and religion dictate that we should kill or offer human sacrifice then that’s the right thing to do.
    It only depends which faith we chose. Had the author of the above text leaped into Islamic faith, all that he found objectionable in Islam, would become good.
    Long live moral absolutes!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

      There’s the difference. Which faith do we choose. There are religions that teach peace and tolerance like Buddhism and Christianity and religions that teach hate and murder like Islam. Isn’t it reasonable to support the first while opposing the second?

      Then there’s the anti religion of Socialism that teaches there is no greater moral values than belief in the elite running the state.

      • Consider

        Even if that were true (that Christianity, for instance, teaches peace and tolerance) which is not, the very fact that you chose a religion because it teaches peace and tolerance indicate that you have adopted your moral standards from another book, and evaluate religions on basis these standards. Therefore why support a religion that teaches something that you have already learned and need no further teaching.

        But again if religion is the custodian of ethics, as the anti-anti religionists maintain, and you are immersed in a religion (usually by indoctrination from young age, but also by some later mental disorder), then whatever a religion teaches that is good, is good (for you). Therefore if it is true that religion gives us moral compass, you have no right to blame the Islamists. They do what is good.

        • defcon 4

          An idiotic argument.

          • Consider

            Sorry, that’s no enough to refute the argument.
            Try again.

          • reader

            You don’t have an argument. It’s a spin. The mere stats, aka empirical evidence, is indisputable: in the post world war II era, the overwhelming majority of violence is associated with either “religious” atheists – or commies – and islamists. Both clearly driven by ideology.

          • Consider

            Since it has been called ‘An idiotic argument’, it is obviously understood to be an argument.
            Apart of this, what so special about the post WWII era? Where there no history before WWII, and shall there be no history in the future.
            The Christian ‘charter’ offer plenty of ideological foundation for doing exactly the same things that islamists do today. That they flinched in the post war period is no sign (obviuosly) that they have not done this in the past, nor that they may not do it in the future.

          • defcon 4

            Bullshit. Yeshua never advocated for the subjugation of women, or unbelievers much less took part in it — unlike muhahahahamad. You’re a lying muslime swine, why not just admit it?

          • defcon 4

            Um, islam commands the subjugation/extermination of unbelievers, so obviously it isn’t good for THEM.

  • Courdeleon02

    I doubt Obama even knows the history of Islam. If he does then he has to be complicit with Islam or may actually be an Islamist himself.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

      Pres Obama tells lots of lies.

    • Veracious_one

      Obama attended Muslim schools…

  • Rosasolis

    Thank-you for this excellent and very informative article. Due to the shocking
    rapports we are receiving daily about the attacks on Christians all over the
    Middle-east and Africa, no one can be surprised any longer and believe that Islamists are just peaceful religious people!
    Their Ultimate Goal, is World Domination, and forcing their Sharia Law upon
    all people. Now the 2 main groeps — the Sunnies and the Shi-iets are fighting
    against each other to achieve this goal. The Christians, who were always treated
    as 2nd. class citizens, are now the Scapegoats everywhere throughout the
    Middle-east and Africa. It is so very sad that these people, their churches and homes are being targeted everyday, and that the only help they are receiving
    is from a few Western Charities, such as Open Doors!
    Not so long ago, Christian Netherlanders had to flee from the Islam terror in Indonesia, which was still a colony in the 1950′s. Thousands came to this country, to avoid falling under attack of radical Islamists who eventually
    took over all of Indonesia.
    And now the Islam population is the fastest growing in this country, and all
    over Europe. The problems are growing daily because they refuse to
    integrate into our communites and are demanding their Sharia Law.
    The crimes against normal non-Islamists are going daily.
    A few days ago one of our best daily news-sites featured a long informative article about the Islam Besieging of Vienna. In 1683 Vienna was
    surrounded and attacked by an army of more than 130,000 Islamists, who
    were led by the terrible fanatic Caliph of Turkey. This spread all over Europe,
    until they were finally defeated approx. a decade later. Many Europeans were
    killed, and women and girls were captured and placed into Harems where they
    were forced to bear many sons for the Jihad!
    For those of you who can read Nederlands, this article which appeared
    Aug. 22, also features interesting paintings from these times.
    There is also an interesting list of articles for more information.
    contact:
    Dagelijks Standaard, Nederland

  • M.T. Aziz

    The Christians drove out and killed Muslims and Jews during the Inquisition. The Jewish supremacists in “Israel” make life miserable to native Christian and Muslim Palestinians. All this, while Christians and Jews lived peacefully in Muslim lands for hundreds of years, while Europe was awash in bloodshed and bigotry. The tolerance for People of the Book is written in our holy texts; what’s your excuse? On this website where hatred of Muslims, blacks, and other minorities is the standard currency, it’s truly laughable for you to accuse anyone else of bigotry.

    • defcon 4

      They drove out the muslimes who had invaded Spain and were killing and persecuting Christians and Jews and you want me to cry?

    • UCSPanther

      Play the victim then yell that you will conquer. Pretty typical.

      I would rather die a kuffar than live on my knees as a Dhimmi…

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      M.T. Azooz,

      Your fellow Muslims have murder 100,000+ in Syria, kill fellow Muslims in Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and you have the nerve to whine about others?

      You are a fool – the perfect trait to be a Muslim..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

      The Islamic nations pushed all the way out to Spain during the crusades. Many Spanish castles are of Islamic origin. Sounds like the killing was two sided.

      Christian and Jews are being murdered left and right in Islamic lands. Meanwhile, Palestinians in Israel live better than they do in the PA.
      The extermination of people not of the correct shade of Islam is also written into your holy texts.

      How do you define Dhimmi?

      Maybe, Islam can find peace. First it much search for it. We’re still waiting.

    • Chris Behme

      Yes mt azzhol, us dhimmis should learn not to hate the neonazis who want all non Muslims dead. Now go bugger a six year old for allah.
      It’s Mohammad’s way.

    • Veracious_one

      All this, while Christians and Jews lived peacefully in Muslim lands for hundreds of years,

      That never happened….Christian and Jews were treated as second class citizens and were constantly harassed by the Muslims, they were forced to pay the jizyah and were forced to be submissive to Islamic law….

    • Veracious_one

      The tolerance for People of the Book is written in our holy texts; what’s your excuse?

      Religious
      minorities have not “flourished” under Islam. In fact, they have dwindled
      to mere shadows after centuries of persecution and discrimination. Some
      were converted from their native religion by brute force, others under the
      agonizing strain of dhimmitude.

      What
      Muslims call “tolerance,” others correctly identify as institutionalized
      discrimination. The consignment of Jews and Christians to dhimmis under
      Islamic rule means that they are not allowed the same religious rights and
      freedoms as Muslims. They cannot share their faith, for example, or build
      houses of worship without permission.

      Historically, dhimmis have often had to wear distinguishing clothing or cut
      their hair in a particular manner that indicates their position of inferiority
      and humiliation. They do not share the same legal rights as Muslims, and
      must even pay a poll tax (the jizya). They are to be killed or have
      their children taken from them if they cannot satisfy the tax collector’s
      requirements.

      For
      hundreds of years, the Christian population in occupied Europe had their sons
      taken away and forcibly converted into Muslim warriors (known as Jannisaries) by
      the Ottoman Turks.

      It is
      under this burden of discrimination and third-class status that so many
      religious minorities converted to Islam over the centuries. Those who didn’t often faced
      economic and social hardships that persist to this day and are appalling by
      Western standards of true religious tolerance and pluralism.

      For those
      who are not “the People of the Book,” such as Hindus and atheists, there is very
      little tolerance to be found once Islam establishes political superiority.
      The Quran tells Muslims to “fight in the way of Allah” until “religion is only
      for Allah.” The conquered populations face death if they do not establish
      regular prayer and charity in the Islamic tradition (ie. the pillars of Islam).

      Tamerlane
      and other Muslim warriors slaughtered tens of millions of Hindus and
      Buddhists, and displaced or forcibly converted millions more over the
      last thousand years. Islamists in Somalia

      behead Christians. In Iran, they are

      jailed.

      One of the
      great ironies of Islam is that non-Muslims are to be treated according to the
      very standards by which Muslims themselves would claim the right to violent self-defense
      were the shoe on the other foot. Islam is its own justification.
      Most Muslims therefore feel no need to explain the ingrained arrogance and
      double standard.

      There are about 500
      verses in the Quran that speak of Allah’s hatred for non-Muslims and the
      punishment that he has prepared for their unbelief. There is also a tiny
      handful that say otherwise, but these are mostly earlier verses that many
      scholars consider to be abrogated by the later, more violent ones.

      As for Sura 109, any true Quran
      scholar will point out that the purpose of the verse was to distinguish Islam
      from the gods of the Quraysh (one of which was named “Allah”) rather than to
      advocate religious tolerance for non-Muslims. At the time that he narrated
      this very early verse, Muhammad did not have any power, and thus no choice but
      to be “tolerant” of others. By contrast, there was no true tolerance shown
      when he returned to Mecca with power many years later and demanded the

      eviction or death of anyone who would not convert to Islam. In fact, he physically destroyed the cherished idols of the
      people to whom he had previously addressed in Sura 109.

      If tolerance simply means
      discouraging the mass slaughter of those of a different faith, then today’s
      Islam generally meets this standard more often than not. But, if tolerance
      means allowing people of other faiths the same religious liberties that Muslims
      enjoy, then Islam is fundamentally the most intolerant religion under the sun.

  • Texas Patriot

    Interesting. Jefferson’s living descendants don’t seem to mind that he’s the patriarch of their family. You never hear them making those kinds of allegations. In fact, they seem quite proud of him. Why do the circumstances of their ancestry bother you so much? What about Sam Houston, what do you think of him? And Barry Goldwater? Do you hate him as well? And what makes you think that the State of Texas is being “run into the ground”? Are you proud of your ancestor the Governor of Texas, or ashamed of him? And how did you get so hatefully anti-American in your thinking? Were you kidnapped by terrorists like Patty Hearst? My guess is that you’re a victim of the Leftist educational system now corrupting the minds of millions of American schoolchildren. What’s your take on that?

    • m4253y

      pretty sure he has a ‘social’ issue and this impediment leaves him openly resentful of conservative values and Christian ethics.

      • Timothy Steele

        “christian ethics” you mean like the ones that caused the pope to make it illegal to molest kids inside vatican city, after 1800+ years that is.

  • Deerknocker

    Islam will require us to redefine the concept of freedom of religion. Islam is not what we in the West accept as a religion. Rather, Islam is a cult of intolerance and oppression. It is the only “religion” that I know of that currently advocates violence against and oppression of non-believers. Such an intolerant belief system should not be placed in the same class as other religions wherein forcible conversions are not a religious mandate. Islam is a political cult devoted to the enslavement of the human mind. It promises peace only to the vanquished. Nevertheless we continue to permit immigration of tens of thousands of Muslims who apparently we expect will check their intolerance at the border. What foolishness.

    • defcon 4

      “Peace to the vanquished” never lasts. Tamerlane (Timurlane) slaughtered his fellow muslimes for tolerating the najjis kufar instead of converting them to islam perforce.

  • m. saleh

    I do not think it is Islam, it is rather some Muslims that adore terrorism and ignorance. Christianity faced more than that in the first 500 years after Christ.
    Religion will always be used to hurt innocent people who believe in it for the favour of few devilish awnt to be leaders

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

      it may be that it is not Islam but a few outspoken minority Muslims. However, it is the most vocal and powerful Muslims that preach hatred. It is tens of thousands of Muslim terrorists committing hate crimes without Islamic supporters like CAIR denouncing them. It is the murder of Jewish and Christian people in Islamic territory that speaks louder than the tradition of tolerance. It is the vow of the PA to exterminate all Jewish people that resounds as the world prays for peace.

      • defcon 4

        I haven’t noticed ANY muslimes, anywhere repudiating the charter of Hamas, which quotes one of the hadith that call for the worldwide extermination of Jews.

  • JAMAL

    FRIENDS I BRING TO YOU MANY GREETS AND PEACES. I WANT THAT YOU PLEASE ON THIS VIDEO OF BEAUTY YOU WATCHING. YES IT IS THE TRUTH THAT ISLAM IS THE PEACEFUL RELIGION. PLEASE I ASK YOU LISTEN NOT ON THE LIES. I AM FEARING THAT THERE IS JEWISTS WHO ON ISLAM SAY LIES. NO NOT THESE WORDS BUT READ ON THE BEAUTY OF THE KURAN AND KNOW ISLAM IS BEAUTY AND TRUTH. MANY BLESSINGS ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3RLI6efPGw

    • SupremeGalooty

      The Supreme Galooty is a devout follower of the Great Saint Omphaloskepsis who fastidiously ignored the “Prophet,” his jolly minions, and their benighted Islam. Holding these views, I have safely walked the corridors of Judaism and Christianity, but finding myself in Damascus I feared for my continued good health surrounded as I was by all those Jolly Musselmen. I invite you to discover the joy of Omphaloskepsis

      http://www.omphaloskepsis.com

      • JAMAL

        I MUST TO YOU MAKE APOLOGY FOR MY ENGLISH IS NOT GOOD. I CAN UNDERSTAND NOT MANY OF YOUR POSTING. BUT IT WANT JUST TO SAY THAT THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH. ISLAM IS TRUTH AND A WAY OF LIFE OF PEFECTNESS. PEACE TO YOU BROTHER.

        • T.A.

          YOUR ENGLISH IS FINE. ALLAH HOWEVER MUST HAVE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ARABIC SINCE HE HAD SUCH TROUBLE COMMUNICATING HIS PEACEFUL AND TOLERANT RELIGION IN THE QURAN. MAYBE HE NEEDS LANGUAGE CLASSES.

        • Chris Behme

          Islam is death and destruction for those who don’t heed the ravings of a seventh century pedophile.
          Hard to put a happy face on that.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      JAMALLAH,

      WITH THE HELP OF ALLAH, THE FALSE PROPHET MOHAMMED WILL BURN IN PURGATORY FOR ETERNITY.

      INSHALLAH!

    • UCSPanther

      If you gave me your propaganda on a leaflet, I wouldn’t bother reading it, I would just treat it as more fuel for my wood-burning stove…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

      Move to Iran and preach Christianity and LGBT. Then come back and proclaim Islamic peace.

    • defcon 4

      PLEESE TO BE DRINKING THE HEALTHY CAMEL URINE. DIRECT FROM SOURCE FOR BEST BENEFIT. GOOD FOR MOSLEM MAN.

    • Veracious_one

      There is not another religion in the world that consistently produces terrorism
      in the name of God as does Islam. The most dangerous Muslims are
      nearly always those who interpret the Quran most transparently. They are
      the fundamentalists or purists of the faith, and believe in Muhammad’s mandate
      to spread Islamic rule by the sword, putting to death those who will not submit.
      In the absence of true infidels, they will even turn on each other.

      The holy
      texts of Islam are saturated with verses of
      violence and hatred toward
      those outside the faith, as well as the aforementioned “hypocrites” (Muslims who don’t act like
      Muslims). In sharp contrast to the Bible, which generally
      moves from relatively violent episodes to far more peaceful mandates, the Quran
      travels the exact opposite path (violence is first forbidden, then permitted,
      then mandatory). The handful of earlier verses that speak
      of tolerance are overwhelmed by an avalanche of later ones that carry a much
      different message. While Old Testament verses of blood and guts are
      generally bound by historical context within the text itself, Quranic
      imperatives to violence usually appear open-ended and subject to personal
      interpretation.

      From the
      history of the faith to its most sacred writings, those who want to believe in
      “peaceful Islam” have a lot more to ignore than do the terrorists. By any
      objective measure, the “Religion of Peace” has been the harshest, bloodiest
      religion the world has ever known. In Islam there is no peace unless
      Muslims have power – and even then…

    • M.T. Aziz

      Brother Jamal, this is a lovely video, but you are preaching to deaf ears, I’m afraid. This website is infested by born-again Christians and Zionist Jews who reflexively hate Muslims as a way of life. They cannot be reasoned with, but they can one day be forced to submit. Inshallah, that day is coming.

      • Chris Behme

        Fuck you.

        • cjkcjk

          Best and most apt reply to Mohammedanism and it’s wicked followers that I can think of.
          It’s nothing less than war here, there is no reasoning or talking.

      • Watcher 87

        Ah yes, the “religion” of peace will FORCE “them” to submit…….

        That about says it all, doesn’t it?

      • defcon 4

        LOL, I wonder if the ongoing slaughter and persecution of Christians and Jews by muslimes might not contribute to their hatred of lying muslimes?

      • JJnTX

        Good luck that. Unfortunately, that policy will ultimately result in a billion dead Muslims.

        • defcon 4

          Or 3 billion dead najjis kuffars.

    • Chris Behme

      Thanks for our daily dose of taqiyya.
      Feel free to return to the nearest Islamic hellhole of your choice.
      But don’t bring that Islamic excrement here.

    • Veracious_one
  • Tabitha Bliss

    You’re obviously the product of a progtard, liberal revisionist education. Jefferson & Washington wanted nothing more than to abolish slavery.

    Here’s the real history (a matter of historical record), of Washington & Jefferson when it comes to slavery;
    http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=99

    excerpt”

    “In 1784, Jefferson introduced a law in the national Continental Congress to abolish slavery in every State in America. His proposal had stated:

    That after the year 1800 of the Christian era, there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in any of the said States, otherwise than in punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted to have been personally guilty. 36

    Unfortunately, Jefferson’s law fell one vote short of passage.”

    ——–
    So the man had an affair. How many men do? A LOT! Read his own words about slavery. He hated it as did Washington.

    • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

      Did you notice that he went away as soon as a little evidence showed up?

    • Paul of Alexandria

      The problem was that they were economically tied to slavery in their own lands and couldn’t bring themselves to divest themselves of slaves and wreck their own income streams. The play “1776″ actually brings this out rather well. The Founders were human, with human complexity and motives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Schmick/100000836170959 Bryan Schmick

    Just tweaking here, but did you really say that the POTUS is all in the tank for Obama?

    About the military preventing Christian military members from promoting their faith – they are preventing military members from promoting any faith (separation of church and faith meaning the govt can’t promote a religion). Would you be outraged if you heard Major Hassan was promoting Islam within the military and demand they stop it?

    • defcon 4

      Hassan WAS promoting islam. WTFU.

    • Jaundiced

      Are you SURE of this? I was led to believe that Islam was not mentioned in this directive, only Christians. I’ve never heard anything to the contrary.

  • stephencarter

    You should convert to Shiite Islam. You have the hate, ignorance, and bile down pat. After we read a couple of your comments the only sane response is pity. I doubt you have any idea of real American history. I’ve spoken to so many Democrats who have no idea of their party’s real past — the party of slavery, Jim Crow, lynchings, segregation, anti-civil rights. Which maybe is why Democrats like you, and your worldview of distortion hate & lies, seems like an open syphilitic sores pustulating on and on and on. I really don’t advocate hating Islam. We just need to see it for what it is and stop being so terrified and cowed into submission. I repeat, sir, grow a pair.

  • duartmc

    Obama calls Islam a ‘religion of peace’. He belongs in Hollywood, not in the real world. Islam is insidious, dangerous, and absolutely incapable of dialogue. It’s a a joke, and a very bad joke. A very dangerous joke. The Islamic mind-set must be confronted and rejected at every turn. Immigration of Muslims into Canada should be stopped.

  • Chris Behme

    The future belongs to those who utterly destroy Islam.

    Islam is not a religion. It is a barbaric seventh century death cult and a political system. No God would create something as evil as Islam.

    • glennd1

      Cool, please move to a country that wants all out war with 1 billion muslims. As far as the U.S. is concerned, if we had just left the Muslims to their own lands we wouldn’t have any problems with them. If we didn’t back the radical Zionists who invaded and colonized their homelands, and ethnically cleansed 800,000 Arab Muslims from their homes in 1948 in Palestine, we wouldn’t be associated with the bloody project that Israel was and is. I mean, if they are so bloodthirsty and crazed and bigoted, why would it be wise to keep poking them in the eye the way we do?

      So why don’t you go join the Zionists and others who want to battle Islam and have at it? Me? I’m content to let them kill each other to their heart’s content, as our own nation did for hundreds of years before we settled into the peaceful order we have today.

      • Chris Behme

        Enjoy your dhimmi status.
        I guess you didn’t hear about 9/11/01
        I’m guessing you’re a liberal.

        • glennd1

          No, I’m actually a conservative. And for you to cite 9/11 only shows how little you know. Do you know why Al Qaeda targeted and attacked us for years, culminating in the 9/11 attacks? Because we put troops in Saudi Arabia – holy muslim lands – to fight Saddam and never took them out, just as he predicted. If we don’t do that, he doesn’t target us. Period. Dot. End of sentence, you pathetically uninformed dingbat. If you don’t believe me, just read a book on it – over 50 have been written on the topic. Or you might go watch a YouTube video interviewing Michael Scheuer on the topic. He headed the CIA unit that targeted and chased Bin Laden throughout the ’90s.

          I don’t doubt that the Isalmists are regional problem in the mideast. I don’t doubt that they emit rhetoric about a global caliphate. But if you don’t understand that they didn’t begin to attack us until we intervened in their affairs, you simply have no idea of the facts. You do care about facts, don’t you?

          • Chris Behme

            Conservative. Sure.
            9/11/01 was America’s fault according to leftists like you.
            I suppose we angered the Japanese and that caused Pearl Harbor. I care about facts. You have none.
            Islam is a totalitarian political system masquerading as a religion. Islamists are the nazis of the twenty first century.

            I plan to fight the Islamic cancer.
            You plan to cower.

            Yep. You’re a liberal.

          • glennd1

            Listen, you freaking moron. Being accurate about history doesn’t make me a liberal. I cannot believe you can’t deal with simple facts. You reduce the law of cause and effect to “it’s America’s fault”. Let me ask you something. Do you think we can just run around the world doing whatever we want and there will be no consequences?

            The essence of being conservative is to be prudent about one’s actions. To realize that the affairs of the world are not easily interfered with and to realize that power should be used very judiciously. Sadly, a freaking ape like you doesn’t even understand what I’m saying, but you dare try and lecture me and sort me out. You really need to learn to listen when your betters are talking, you dingbat.

          • defcon 4

            The muslimes are killing and persecuting people of other faiths all over the world and you try to blame America for it? Were you born stupid or did you have to practice?

          • Chris Behme

            “You really need to learn to listen when your betters are talking, you dingbat.”

            My betters?
            Now I’m absolutely sure you’re a smug liberal azzhat.

            Anger management? Just a suggestion.

          • glennd1

            Well, do you know the history of Al Qaeda or not? If you don’t, I’m certainly your better in this subject, nitwit.

          • Chris Behme

            Now you’re just pathetic. I actually pity you.
            My better. Whatever.

          • glennd1

            Do you or don’t you know the history of Al Qaeda and Bin Laden? Simple question – can you answer it? Can you tell me where my comment above is incorrect? Do you actually have any idea what the eff you go on about?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            As are all blogs.

            glennd1, you really are weakest link.

          • Ganesha_akbar

            aw, partisans hurt him’s widdle fee-fees?

            For those interested in a more scholarly discussion of the founders’ concerns about Islam, try “Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror 1801-1805.”

            Nobody cares what brand of lunacy the potty-mouthed glennd1 gambles over in the DMV parking lot.

            Grade: F- (intellectual FRAUD)

            /dismissed

          • defcon 4

            LOL, the history of islam? A long, bloody, intolerant history of death, ethnic cleansing and genocide that hasn’t ended.

          • Tiffany

            It’s not the only religion that should be looked at closely, there are many others.

          • moneekwa

            do you know the history of ISLAM or not? i suppose that islam was trying to overtake all europe as they did the middle east, knocking at the gates of vienna, or google the battle of tours as well (back in 732 i think) was the fault of american imperialism and meddling? now wait, there WAS no america yet, but since the real reason for all jihad is to free the world of every culture and religion except islam, maybe THAT was why modern jihad also occurs. back then at least nations fought back and pushed the conquering oppressors out (crusades, backlash for 400-50 years of muslim occupation). and though elected officials seem to enjoy being treated as dhimmis, the people, at least ones with any sense, can see they will be the ones screwed by this.

          • Tiffany

            Sorry but do you know that Islam was not the only religion taking over other countries? So was Christianity, if you remember that history tells of how Britain expanded to the east and had to be kicked out of Asia and other countries? Also of how Native Americans were forced to become Christians and how cruelly they were treated?

          • Ganesha_akbar

            ^ Behold! It’s a Ron Paul-tard.

            Poke it with a stick at your local DMV parking lot.

            herp, derp

          • glennd1

            Oh, so someone who actually bases their views on history is a “PaulTard”. Fyi, I’m no supporter of his, I think he’s a crypto-racist crank. I also don’t support isolationism, but I do think many of our interventions have worked out very poorly. Or did you miss that while masturbating to pictures of Pam Geller?

          • Ganesha_akbar

            aw, facts hurt him’s whiddle fee-fees?

            For those interested in a more scholarly discussion of the historical facts, try “Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror 1801-1805.”

            Nobody cares what brand of lunacy the potty-mouthed glennd1 peddles in the DMV parking lot.

            Grade: F- (intellectual FRAUD)

            /dismissed

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            glennd1,

            Lay off the meth. It’s affecting your ability to reason.

            Appeasement didn’t work in the 20 century and it doesn’t work in the 21st.

            You must sleep with your inflatable Moron Paul doll.

          • Ganesha_akbar

            Meanwhile in an alternate universe, the German-American Bund argues that Rommel would never attack Americans, if we’d just avoid North Africa.

            Cluebat to Paultard: Islamists have been at war with America (and the West) since our founding– witness Jefferson’s Tripolitan War.

            Try harder to avoid using your 9-11 Troofer head for a public colonoscopy, then crabwalking across the DMV parking lot expecting everyone to admire your new fez.

            herp, derp

          • glennd1

            So, no factual refutation of my comment, just imbecilic hyperbole. I’m sure it makes you happy but in a serious dialog you’ve just identified yourself as a dingbat. And to cite the putting down of pirates in Tripoli as evidence that we have been at war with Islamists since our nations founding is absolutely ridiculous. We put down pirates in many places – does that mean we were and are at a state of war with them? Please, you are a terrifyingly stupid person who can only serve the world by shutting up and going back to the food service or hospitality industry in which you most surely work. Sell you computer on Craigslist, or use it for a paperweight or something other than a pipeline for nonsense into your mind.

            Have a nice day.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            glennd1, Take your own advice and swallow a bottle of sleeping pills and wash it down with a bottle of Stoli.

          • Ganesha_akbar

            aw, facts hurt him’s whiddle fee-fees?

            For those interested in a more scholarly discussion of the historical facts, try “Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror 1801-1805.”

            Good luck with your DMV parking lot campaign, Paul-tard.

            Grade: F- (intellectual FRAUD)

            /dismissed

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            You’re as conservative as osama bin laden.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        1 billion muslims at war with 6 billion infidels?

        I know who i’m betting on to win.

        P.S. Arabs and Iranazis use Western weapons systems.

      • Veracious_one

        if we had just left the Muslims to their own lands we wouldn’t have any problems with them.

        That’s simply not true…

      • JJnTX

        Glenn, one can sit, ostrich style complete with head-in-sand, and wait for Islamists to return to the desert to herd sheep. It ain’t happening. They want to overthrow the west, and they want to do so despite giving them aid, overlooking their genocides, etc.

        • glennd1

          All the U.S. needs to do is change immigration policy and enforce anti-terror finance laws. Stop Islamic immigration and lock up the louses preaching Islamism here – and we’ll be well clear of these Islamists. They are a regional problem. The Euros brought it on themselves via immigration and multi-culti nonsense.

          That’s it. No global war, they are no threat to us. Or did you miss that?

          • JJnTX

            Yeah, that worked out real well for the Scandanavian politically correct countries.

          • glennd1

            Dingbat – that’s the opposite of what those countries did. If they didn’t let them in, they wouldn’t have had the problems. Let the Muslims stay where they are, don’t let any more emigrate here. Problem solved – we don’t need to go to war with Islam. Let the entire region to sort itself out well, that’s all we can hope for.

          • defcon 4

            Islamism, a meaningless neologism concocted to whitewash the intolerant, Jew hating death cult that is islam.

      • Softly Bob

        You know nothing of history, my friend. The Muslims have been attacking
        other civilizations since the 7th century. Their holy book tells them to
        do it. They destroyed the Byzantine Empire and tried to conquer Europe
        on numerous occasions. Your ignorance of both history and of Islam is astonishing, yet you come on here and try to lecture the rest of us. You are the classic example of a fool and one day you will find out and will be so embarrassed when you look back and remember what you written on here today. I actually pity you!

    • Tiffany

      Spoken like a true extremist. Sir I suggest you take a nice vacation to Malaysia, Albania, Pakistan, Turkey, or any other Islamic country and see what Muslims are really like. Take a nice relaxing walk through their streets, and meet with their people and clear this filth from your mind.

      • Chris Behme

        I’ll let you do that. Don’t forget your burkah. Women are chattel is majority Muslim countries. Muhammad was a sadistic madman who tortured, maimed, plundered and raped his way through life, and pretended it was ok because allah said so.
        That may be religion to you, but not to rational people.

  • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

    We should learn from the Saudi’s and send every scuz-slime packing.

  • Graeme Thompson

    It’s always good to see the evil of this hate-filled religion denounced, but it loses some authority when it is denounced by someone as hateful and unpleasant as Robert Spencer.

    • JJnTX

      Nah, that’s the genetic fallacy. If Obama were to actually tell the truth one day, it would still be truth.

    • Veracious_one

      the truth will always be ugly to those who choose to deny it…

  • Ganesha_akbar

    For a video summation of the case:

    The Third Jihad

  • Veracious_one

    The Muslims fought with the Nazis to kill the Jews….The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Al-Husseni helped….

  • JJnTX

    We have to face the facts, even when they are ugly. Islam is attacking the west constantly. Islam and a free society are mutually exclusive. The left in America treats Islam the same way they treat blacks – with the soft hegemony demonstrated by repeatedly blaming Christians or white people for the bad behavior of others.

  • Tiffany

    I’m so very surprised people have views like this. I mean what religion hasn’t believed it’s the right religion among others? Christians believe Christianity is best, Hindus believe Hinduism is best, Jews believe Judaism is best, Muslims believe Islam is best, and so on and so on. Why must we stop people from their right to follow whatever religion they desire? Why are people overlooking the fact that millions of Muslims worldwide have been killed as well and are still being persecuted? After the 9/11 attack, weren’t Muslims attacked by others in rage? Muslims that had no part whatsoever in the attack? They were killed for no reason but hatred and blind rage. And you blame Muslims for killing us for no good reason. We are all humans, no matter what religion we follow we are all alike. We all get angry, we all have our own separate opinions, we all make mistakes. I know a utopia is impossible, but we can get close to it. The only way we can do that, is if we stop this nonsense.

  • Jesus is Muslim

    Is Jihad terrorism?

    Jihad is the main misconcepotion people have about Islam, thinking that the main aim for Islam is to kill people and take their money, and this is really untrue. Jihad was sanctioned to protect people and let them leave peacefully by fighting the heads of infidelity who stand as an obstacle preventing Islam to reach people, for example, if there was a village infected by a virus, and some people came to this village with the medicine that will heal it, but some of the people in the village came out and prevented them from entering with that medicine, wouldn’t it be a must that these people must be prevented by force so that the medicine enters the village? There is no other solution, otherwise the people in the village will die. This is simply the Jihad, it’s not a terrorism, it’s a war against terrorism, a war so that people can live under the piece of Islam, God said in the Quran:

    193. And fight them until there is no persecution, and religion is professed only for ALLAH. But if they desist, then remember that no hostility is allowed except against the wrongdoers.(Holy Quran 2:193)

    In Jihad, unlike the wars in the Old Testament, Muhammad(Peace be upon him) ordered Muslims when fighting not to kill women, children or an old man or a monk,see for example this hadith:

    It has been reported from Sulaiman b. Buraid through his father that when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him. He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. ( Narrated by Muslim)

    Killing women, old men and monks was forbidden in another hadith in Muwatta’ concerning Abu Bakr the intimate disciple of Muhammad (Peace be upon him), and the first Muslim Caliph :

    Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq was sending armies to ash-Sham.(Syria) He went for a walk with Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan who was the commander of one of the battalions. It is claimed that Yazid said to Abu Bakr, “Will you ride or shall I get down?” Abu Bakr said, “I will not ride and you will not get down. I intend these steps of mine to be in the way of Allah.” Then Abu Bakr advised Yazid, “You will find a people who claim to have totally given themselves to Allah. Leave them to what they claim to have given themselves. You will find a people who have shaved the middle of their heads, strike what they have shaved with the sword. “I advise you ten things: Do not kill women or children or an aged, infirm person. Do not cut down fruit-bearing trees. Do not destroy an inhabited place. Do not slaughter sheep or camels except for food. Do not burn bees and do not scatter them. Do not steal from the booty, and do not be cowardly.” (Muwatta’)

    When Muslims enter a city, before they fight they must first invite people to Islam, and let them know about Islam, if they accepted, then fighting them is forbidden, if they didn’t then the Jizya (tax), if they accepted, then fighting them is forbidden, if they rejected, then it’s the war:

    “When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. Then invite them to migrate from their lands to the land of Muhairs and inform them that, if they do so, they shall have all the privileges and obligations of the Muhajirs. If they refuse to migrate, tell them that they will have the status of Bedouin Muilims and will be subjected to the Commands of Allah like other Muslims, but they will not get any share from the spoils of war or Fai’ except when they actually fight with the Muslims (against the disbelievers). If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. ” (Muslim, the rest of the first hadith) If man accepts to pay Jizya, Muslims are ordered to treat him well, and be fair with him, as God says:

    8. ALLAH forbids you not respecting those who have not fought against you on account of your religion, and who have not driven you out from your homes, that you be kind to them and deal equitably with them; surely, ALLAH loves those who are equitable. 9. ALLAH only forbids you respecting those who have fought against you on account of your religion and have driven you out of your homes, and have helped others in driving you out, that you make friends with them, and whosoever makes friends with them – it is these that are transgressors.(Holy Quran 60:8-9)

    And killing them is forbidden, Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:

    “Whoever has killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise, though its fragrance is found for a span of forty years.” (Bukhari and Ibn Majah)

    As for Jizya, it’s value is very low, and women, children, monks and old men are exempted from it, and Muslims should protect them, and if they had any problem with a Muslim, they have the right to go to the judge, and if they had the right, they would take it.

    And as long as Islam didn’t reach the city where Muslims will enter, it’s forbidden to attack them suddenly, it happened once that a Muslim army did that and entered a city without inviting them first, so people of the city complained to the caliph after one year (when they knew that Muslims should invite them first), when the caliph knew that, he ordered the army to get out of the city, and re-invite them.

    Finally I must say that Jihad is done when the Muslim nation is strong enough to perform it, and it must be under the caliphe, it is not a mess that anyone goes and blows himself up within non-Muslims, this is not considered a Jihad, it’s a misunderstanding of Jihad, and this is actually the result of ignorance.
    http://jesus-is-muslim.net/is-jihad-terrorism/