Muslim Persecution of Christians: Women & Children First

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


persOriginally published on Gatestone Institute.

Before Egypt’s President Muhammad Morsi was ousted, April was one of the worst months for Christian Copts there. On April 5 near Cairo, when a longstanding feud between a Christian family and a Muslim family—based on male Muslims sexually harassing Christian girls—culminated in the violent deaths of six Christians, including two of the participants, a Christian and a Muslim, being set on fire, local Muslims went on another “collective punishment” spree. It resulted in the injury of at least 20 other Copts, an Evangelical church being set on fire, and an attack on a Coptic church, Two days later, after Copts had mourned their dead in the St. Mark Cathedral—Coptic Christianity’s holiest site and home to the Coptic pope—Muslim mobs, who had waited outside, launched yet another attack—aided by state security forces. Eyewitnesses said as many as 40-50 tear gas canisters targeted the mourners, many of whom were women and children hiding in the cathedral. Two more Copts were killed and many dozens wounded as other officers stood by while the Muslim mob tried to destroy the cathedral.

On one Friday after prayers, the Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque in Cairo was turned into a “torture chamber” for Egyptians, many of whom were Christians, protesting the Muslim Brotherhood. One of the victims, Amir Ayad, a Christian, said he was severely beaten before being left for dead at the side of the road. He suffered a fractured skull, a broken arm, bleeding in his right eye and pellet wounds. Coptic Christian children, mostly boys, were targeted for kidnapping and held for ransom; one 6-year-old, after his family had paid the Muslim kidnapper, was killed. And a video appeared on Arabic-language websites showing a crowd of Muslims in Egypt assaulting and raping two Christian women on a crowded street and in broad daylight. Throughout, the women scream in terror as the men shout Islamic slogans such as “Allahu Akbar” “[Allah is Greater.] None of the many passersby intervenes in any way.

Also in April, during Easter week in Nigeria, Muslim herdsmen launched a series of raids, killing at least 80 Christians, on Christian villages. Most of those slain were either children or the elderly. Over 200 Christian homes were destroyed, eight churches burned, and 4,500 Christians displaced. According to a pastor present at the time, “It was a helpless situation, as no Christians had any weapon to fight back. Women, children, and the elderly who were not able to escape were shot and killed. Luckily, all my children are in school, so this made it easier for our escape from the Muslim attackers. We sneaked away in the midst of the confusion and trekked for more than 20 kilometers [12 miles] to find a place to stay.”

Categorized by theme, the rest of April’s Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and in country alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity:

Church Attacks

Central African Republic: A number of church buildings were attacked and the homes of Christians looted in the aftermath of a bloody coup by Sharia-adherent Muslim rebels. During the chaos, as in a standard jihad, Christian property was targeted for plundering, while Muslim property was spared. The leader of the Muslim rebels, Michel Djotodia, “assumed the presidency from the ousted François Bozizé, becoming the predominantly Christian nation’s first Muslim president.” According to one Christian, “We are no longer at home. They pillage our goods which are then sold by the Muslims, who export them.”

Indonesia: Local officials, at the behest of Islamist forces, demolished the Batak Protestant Church building in West Java and threatened to close others, causing hundreds of Christians to protest in the streets. Once again, as happens with increasing regularity in Indonesia, congregation members then held services in the street, near the site of the destroyed church. As the Morning Star News added: Indonesian officials routinely delay or deny church building permits… thus providing Islamic extremists a pretext for protests and attacks.” Newspapers covering the event posted photos of “church members in tears—singing hymns, crying and begging local officials not to demolish their facility. Hundreds of police and army officers guarded the area while Muslim militants, shouting Koranic verses, cheered the excavator.”

Saudi Arabia: Apparently once again “The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia—the top Islamic official in the country of Saudi Arabia—has [again] declared that it is ‘necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” ( First reported here over a year ago.)

Sudan: In the latest of a series of moves that have put pressure on Christians, a Muslim government minister announced that no new licenses will be granted for church buildings; he claimed that the existing churches are sufficient for the number of worshippers. Building churches has, in fact, been disallowed since South Sudan seceded in July 2011; the Islamist government of Khartoum responded by making the lives of Christians in Sudan even more difficult than usual. Days before this latest measure, the government deported a senior church leader and two expatriate missionaries who had been working with children in Khartoum. No reason was given. The government has also demolished countless church buildings on the pretext of paperwork irregularities.

Turkey: A 13th century church building, the Hagia Sophia of Trabizon (not to be confused with Constantinople’s famous Hagia Sophia) is set to become a mosque again.

After the Ottoman conquest it had been turned from a church into a mosque, but later, under Turkey’s secularist President, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and apparently due to its “great historical and cultural significance” for Christians, it had been turned into a museum. Local authorities decreed that its Christian frescoes must again be covered in preparation for its reopening as a mosque. [Update: As of July, the Hagia Sophia of Trabizon has become a functioning mosque.]

Apostasy, Blasphemy, Proselytism

India Kashmir: In Srinagar, a Muslim mob attacked two men, five women and two children, all of British origin, on the accusation that they were preaching Christianity. The mob also threw stones at their vehicles and tried to destroy their home. The police, however, when they arrived, arrested the two men on, according to Asia News, “false charges of forced conversions.” The local imam told police that, “if they try to convert anyone, I will prevent it at all costs.” According to a Christian close to the case, “The false and defamatory accusations of the imam and the complicity of the police in arresting these Christians are a serious threat to religious freedom, a right guaranteed by the Constitution of India.” Also in Srinagar, another Muslim mob attacked a Christian-children’s home, beat the staff and visitors, tried to kill the pastor and kidnap the children, destroyed property, and killed the home’s pet dog—again on the accusation that the group running the home was converting Muslim children to Christianity.

Somalia: Muslims from the Islamic organization Al Shabaab (“The Youth”) shot to death 42-year-old Fartun Omar, a widow and mother of five, for converting to Christianity. Months earlier, they had killed her husband for the same “crime,” and had been hunting for the wife, who, after abandoning Islam, had gone in hiding. She leaves behind five orphaned children. Separately, Al Shabaab Muslims also seized Hassan Gulled, 25, for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity, and imprisoned him, and tortured him. According to local sources, “Al Shabaab have been torturing him to see whether he would deny his Christian faith. Since last week, no information has surfaced concerning Gulled. There is a possibility that he could have been killed.”

Tanzania: After a visit by an evangelist, Lukia Khalid, a Muslim mother of three and nearly seven months pregnant, converted to Christianity; she later said: “My husband asked me whether I had left Islam, to which I said ‘Yes.’ He threatened to kill me if I was to stay with him. I then decided to escape that night with my three children to a neighbor’s house…. We left only with the clothes that we were wearing. The command was so urgent that we could not wait any longer. We had to leave immediately.” Unable to pay school fees and supplies without her husband, the children have stopped attending school.

Dhimmitude

[General Abuse of Non-Muslims as Third-Class “Citizens,” or Dhimmis]

Iran: A new report, based on interviews with 31 Christians and produced by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, has found “that the authorities consistently treat standard Christian practices, such as being a member of a house church or attending a Christian conference, as criminal acts. Although the Iranian government claims to respect the rights of its recognised religious minorities, it does not do so in practice. The report found that Christian converts and members of unregistered churches are denied the right freely to practise their faith, and that they face violations of their right to life through extrajudicial killings and even execution for apostasy (though only one Christian convert is known to have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution).”

Pakistan: According to the Morning Star News, “Incited by calls from mosque loudspeakers after a dispute between Muslim and Christian youths, which started when Muslims told Christians not to play music [ forbidden in Islam] a Muslim mob attacked a Christian neighborhood in Gujranwala today, injuring at least five Christians and damaging a church and dozens of shops and vehicles…. A resident of Francis Colony, where 2,000 Christian families have settled in the overwhelmingly Muslim-majority country, said police bias was evident in today’s attack. ‘The police was doing what it does best – nothing!’ said Asif Barkat, who received minor injuries as he and other Christians tried to defend themselves. ‘Their bias towards Christians is quite evident, because when the Muslims were raiding our church and property, they just watched, but when we confronted them, they started hitting us with batons and used live ammunition to deter us.’” Separately, two unidentified men tried by force to stop the car of the president of All Pakistan Minorities, Saleem Khursheed Khobar, a Christian, and when that failed, opened fire on him. As with other Christian human rights activists who have been assassinated in Pakistan, Khobar is being hounded for vocally representing the nation’s downtrodden religious minorities: “I am being threatened and have gone into hiding to protect myself,” he said from an undisclosed location. “Law enforcement agencies know that I am being followed. My whole family is under threat but the government doesn’t care.”

Syria: Christians continued to be targeted by Islamic rebels, especially for kidnapping. Among those abducted were two bishops, Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Bishop Paul Yazigi. An armed group of Chechen jihadis stopped their car, killed the driver, and took the two bishops hostage. Meanwhile, thousands of Christians continued to flee Syria. In in one instance, 500 crossed the border into Turkey, where church officials are considering building a “tent city” to house the refugees. Adds AINA: “Assyrians and other Christians in Syria have been disproportionately affected by the war, and have been targeted by the Muslims rebels. The Muslim Jihadists have kidnapped Assyrians for ransom, attacked places of worship and created a climate of fear, forcing many Assyrians to abandon their homes and villages and seek safety in Turkey.”

Turkey: Erdal Dogan, a human rights defender, who played an important role in the trial of the 2007 Malatya massacre, against those Muslims who tortured and slaughtered three Christian men working in a Bible publishing house, “remained in life danger Friday, April 12, after receiving death threats,” including from the defendants, one of whom threatened him during a hearing.

About this Series

Because the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is on its way to reaching pandemic proportions, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes:

1) To document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, Muslim persecution of Christians.

2) To show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated—that it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Sharia.

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; apostasy and blasphemy laws that criminalize and punish with death those who “offend” Islam; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected from non-Muslims); overall expectations for Christians to behave like dhimmis, or second-class, “tolerated” citizens; and simple violence and murder. Sometimes it is a combination.

Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales—from Morocco in the West, to India in the East, and throughout the West wherever there are Muslims—it should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam—whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

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  • LindaRivera

    Muslim males have a special, intense HATE for non-Muslim women and children and that is why it is a HUGE crime against humanity that European and British ruling elites have colonized their countries with many millions of Muslims.

    Frontpagemag: A 23-year-old woman in Oscarshamn, was on her way home when she was stopped by three young men of foreign origin. “Are you Swedish?” they asked her. When she said yes, they hit her so hard that she fell to the ground. Then, looking down at her, lying there at their feet, they said: “Welcome to Sweden. It’s our country now, not yours.”…
    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/bruce-bawer/if-you-cant-beat-em-join-em/

    • KT Shamim

      “But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and is a believer, such shall enter Heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow in the back of a date-stone.” (Al Qur’an 4:125)

      [16:59-60] “And when to one of them is conveyed the tidings of the birth of a female, his face darkens, while he suppresses his inward grief. He hides himself from the people because of the bad news he has had: ‘Shall he keep it in spite of disgrace or bury it in the dust?’ Verily, evil is that which they judge.”

      • OfficialPro

        go tell that to the three idiots who hit that woman in Sweden. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the Islam Lesson!

      • Peace

        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. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/quran/023-violence.htm

  • Anamah

    Islam is a disease turning in lethal pandemic.

  • KT Shamim

    [Qur'an 4:125] But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and is a believer, such shall enter Heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow in the back of a date-stone.

    [Qur'an 16:59-60] “And when to one of them is conveyed the tidings of the birth of a female, his face darkens, while he suppresses his inward grief. He hides himself from the people because of the bad news he has had: ‘Shall he keep it in spite of disgrace or bury it in the dust?’ Verily, evil is that which they judge.”

    • OfficialPro

      uh-huh, keep quoting them abrogated verses…

      • KT Shamim

        Concept of abrogation of Quranic verses is false. Here is the verse that is used to support the abrogation argument:

        [Qur'an 2:107] “Whatever Sign We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than that or the like thereof. Dost thou not know that Allah has the power to do all that He wills?”

        Some scholars say this refers to the Quranic verses. But that is not true simply by looking at the verse before:

        [Qur'an 2:106] “They who disbelieve from among the People of the Book, or from among those who associate gods with Allah, desire not that any good should be sent down to you from your Lord; but Allah chooses for His mercy whomsoever He pleases; and Allah is of exceeding bounty.”

        Clearly then the verse 107 refers to the earlier books and how Quranic verses abrogate the earlier books. On the other hand it is clearly written:

        [Qur'an 15:10] “Verily, We Ourself have sent down this Exhortation, and most surely We will be its Guardian.”

        • jackdiamond

          Rubbish. The Qur’an is regarded as abrogating previous revelations. Islam is a replacement religion for Judaism & Christianity, without “Naskh” (canceling) it is not. Abrogation is upheld by the consensus of Islamic scholars and is enshrined in Islamic law. The references to war, jihad, for instance, all refer to the LAST revelations given Muhammad and the commentaries explicitly state they cancel all previous terms of peace with unbelievers. This is the great scholar Ibn Kathir’s commentary (tafsir) on the verse you mention:

          “Ibn Jarir then said, “Although Allah directed His statement indicating His greatness towards His Prophet , He also rejected the lies of the Jews who denied that the rulings of the Torah could undergo Naskh. The Jews also denied the prophethood of Jesus and Muhammad,
          because of their dislike for what they brought from Allah, such as changing some rulings of the Torah, as Allah commanded. Allah thus proclaimed to the Jews that He owns the heavens and earth and also all authority in them. Further, the subjects in Allah’s kingdom are His
          creation, and they are required to hear and obey His commands and prohibitions. Allah has full authority to command the creation as He wills, forbidding them from what He wills, abrogate what He wills, uphold what He wills, and decide whatever commandments and prohibitions He wills.

          “I (Ibn Kathir) say that the Jews’ dismissal of the
          occurrence of the Naskh is only a case of their disbelief and rebellion. The sound mind does not deny that there could be a Naskh in Allah’s commandments, for He decides what He wills, just as He does what He
          wills. Further, Naskh occurred in previous Books and Law. For instance, Allah allowed Adam to marry his daughters to his sons and then later forbade this practice. Allah also allowed Nuh to eat from all kinds of
          animals after they left the ark, then prohibited eating some types of foods. Further, marrying two sisters to one man was allowed for Israel and his children, but Allah prohibited this practice later in the Torah.
          Allah commanded Abraham to slaughter his son, then repealed that command before it was implemented. Also, Allah commanded the Children of Israel to kill those who worshipped the calf and then repealed that
          command, so that the Children of Israel were not all exterminated. There are many other instances that the Jews admit have occurred, yet they ignore them. Also, it is a well-known fact that their Books foretold
          about Muhammad and contained the command to follow him. These texts, in their Books, indicate that the Jews were required to follow the Prophet Muhammad and that no good deed would be accepted from them, unless it
          conformed to Muhammad’s Law. The Prophet brought another Book, – the Qur’an -, which is the last revelation from Allah.”

          • KT Shamim

            Ibn-e-Kathir … great as he might have been … was simply a scholar who came much later. I used the verses themselves to make the inference. Specially 15:10 which, literally, has no point if the concept of abrogation was true.

          • jackdiamond

            Ibn Kathir is one scholar among many saying the same thing. There is consensus on these matters, and I suspect his interpretation is going to carry more weight than yours. We are not here to discuss your Own Private Islam but Islam as it is understood by the Muslim World and has been for 15 centuries. Muslims who teach against abrogation end up like Mahmoud Mohammad Taha of Sudan, executed as an apostate. Islamic law teaches that innovation in religion is apostasy. Take it up with your Imam.
            The centrality of naskh to Islam, from the replacement of the Torah and Gospel by the Qur’an to the replacement of nominally peaceful teachings with the outright declaration of permanent war in Surah Nine is not going away just because you find it inconvenient. The whole meaning of Islam is contained there, the radical enmity, radical rejection of the non-Muslim other, and the incompatibility of Dar al-Islam with anything that is not Dar al-Islam. The idea that Muhammad ever believed in co-existence or peace as anything other than a temporary necessity or strategem until Muslims had the upper-hand and could resume jihad (by war or hijrah) is denied by both history and scripture and by what is mandated in law.

          • KT Shamim

            That is false.

            Firstly, there is no consensus in this matter as you claim. And Ibn-e-Kathir is not the final authority on Islam. Certainly, I am not any authority on Islam but we should consider the argument and not the person making the argument.

            As for wars there were specific conditions set to govern those wars. All verses relating to wars must be evaluated on the conditions set to engage in wars:

            [Qur'an 22:40-41] “Permission to fight is given to those against whom war is made, because they have been wronged — and Allah indeed has power to help them —

            Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’ — And if Allah did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft commemorated. And Allah will surely help one who helps Him. Allah is indeed Powerful, Mighty —”

            Condition 1: Wronged
            Condition 2: Driven out from homes
            Condition 3: Because they said ‘Our Lord is Allah’

            And that is what Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) practiced. While within Mecca he refused to create rebellion despite persecution for 13 long years. After being driven out Muslims were still chased on then they defended. Most terrorist organizations attack from within their home country. How many do you know actually migrate from their homeland and attack when chased abroad? None.

            So don’t call it “strategem” … a good “strategy” would be to stay in the country and topple militarily it from inside. Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) never did that.

            The victory of Mecca was based on which strategem? Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) granted general amnesty to all Meccans despite their years of persecution and killing. Why did he do that? Can you imagine the state of USA if President Obama suddenly announces general amnesty for all the enemies of USA?

          • jackdiamond

            Muhammad said “war is deception” and the Treaty of Hudaybiyya with the Quraysh was one such stratagem, a ten year peace treaty he broke when he it was to his advantage. Muhammad acted one way when weak, another when strong. Hudaybiyya is constantly invoked today with the same understanding (Arafat explaining his “truce” by Hudaybiyya, i.e. we will break it when it suits us, it is simply to lull the enemy while we are weak). Of course you don’t talk about the destruction of the Jews of Arabia (and first their subjugation under what would become dhimmitude/apartheid). The takeover of Yathrib began with deceptive friendliness to the Jews when he, Muhammad, had already made a blood pact with the Arab tribes (Aws & Khazraj, Pledge of Loyalty 621-622 AD) to fight, kill or subdue the Jews and Quraysh (“blood and destruction” are the words used). “We must deal with our enemies with smiles on our faces and curses in our hearts.” (Bukhari 5780). He was already cursing the Jews (and Christians)–in code– in the daily prayers Qur’an 1:7. The stronger Muhammad became the worse he became. From assassinating those who criticized him to the mass execution (beheadings) of the males of the Banu Qurayza to the choice given at Khaybar: conversion, exile, death or humiliating subjugation to the Muslims that would be the basis for dealing with all non-Muslims when the Islamic armies left Arabia to conquer the earth with the 3 choices-convert, subjugation or death).

            My opinion about what Islam teaches matters little. What matters is what millions of Muslims believe and what their clerics tell them to believe. What the scholars at Al-Azhar University say is that Meccan verses like “no compulsion in religion” are alone against a multitude of Medinan sword verses that say the opposite and affirm the doctrine of “al-nasikh we al-mansukh” to resolve contradictions and affirm Muhammad’s last words as controlling. This is confirmed in shari’a manuals like Umdat al Salik. Ishaq in the Sira says Muhammad received revelations about warfare in stages. Ibn Kathir, Ibn Juzayy, As-Suyuti all emphasize Surah Nine abrogates every peace treaty in the Qur’an. Qutb, Maududi, SK Malik, and many more affirm this doctrine of warfare against non-Muslims and their subjugation under Shari’a. The expansionist imperative is the underpinning of today’s terrorism and call for Islam to dominate. How will you Islamically refute them, convince
            Muslims that violent Jihad and Islamic supremacism should be rejected or that Muslims and non Muslims must live together as equals, indefinitely? Or do you just try to confuse and mislead the kaffir with postings like the one you made above?

            Dictionary of Islam defines Jihad as “a religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad. It is an incumbent religious duty, established in the Quran and in the traditions as a divine institution and enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and of repelling evil from Muslims” (repelling evil meaning to prevent Muslims from deviating from the true
            teachings of Islam)…the duty of religious war (a duty extending to all time) is laid down in the Qu’ran, in the al-Madina surahs being those given after Muhammad had established himself as a permanent ruler and was in a position to dictate terms to his enemies.” (and the compromises of the early al-Meccah surrahs are from a time when Muhammad felt besieged and was forced
            to compromise).”

            IslamQ&A.com: “Physical jihad is the pinnacle of Islam and some scholars regard it as the SIXTH PILLAR of Islam. Allah has commanded us to support His religion and to wage jihad against His enemies. There are so many verses that enjoin jihad against the mushrikoon and fighting them until all submission is for Allah alone; they clearly state that it is obligatory and is prescribed and is compulsory (2:216). It is obligatory for the Muslims to wage jihad against the kuffar and to take the initiative in that…seeking them in their own lands, and calling them to Islam, and waging Jihad against them if they do not accept Islam or accept paying the jizyah, is obligatory and has not been abrogated.”

            Ibn Khaldun said “the holy war is a religious duty because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (obligation) to convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force” and that “Islam alone is under obligation to gain power over other nations.”
            Of course none of this has anything to do with the harmless, peaceful Islam of your imagination. The absolution of Islam of any responsibility for what it does is your mission. Perhaps you will be the first to change the words of Qur’an 5:51 “Take not the Jews and Christians for friends or helpers, they are friends to one another and he among you who takes them for friends or helpers is one of them (apostate)” to “Take the Jews and Christians for your friends and helpers and he who does not take them for friends and helpers is a wrongdoer.”

  • la Catholic state

    The time for worldwide organised resistance by Christians is long overdue.

  • Kachina Lively

    It is time everyone….Christians and other religions/beliefs write your Senate/Congressmen/Representatives and White House demanding Obama STOP supporting Muslims! These are terrorist against global citizens that Obama is supporting with our money…it has got to stop! Obama has surrounded himself with Muslims and put them in key positions within our government. They have declared war on the world outside their religion..

  • okokok

    excuse me?

    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

  • okokok

    really?
    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

    • OfficialPro

      you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    • la Catholic state

      Remember this…..God is the giver and taker of ALL life. Not you nor I.

      • okokok

        and you know that how?

        • la Catholic state

          Because Christ and His Holy Church says so. And your alternative is…..chaos and murder?!

          • okokok

            Religious freaks and their gods have killed a billion people fighting over who has the world of the real and true god…that is what humanity has gotten from religious nut bags…chaos and murder! Stop projecting..

          • la Catholic state

            Atheists have killed more than anybody else. Atheists are cold blooded amoralists.
            All evil atheist despots are in Hell….including Hitler Stalin Pol Pot etc. And you will go there too….if you hate God. That’s where you are heading!

          • okokok

            There is no god to hate or not hate. I don’t care. The folks you mentioned are a drop in the bucket compared to religious wars–of which they are also emblematic…I.e, having the right god…atheists I know have much better morals than religious freaks especially regarding the TEACHINGS of Jesus.

          • la Catholic state

            Says who?! I don’t accept your opinion. I guess very few do. You really are a nobody.

            Jesus Christ on the other hands….is centre of the Universe…and everybody including Satan knows it.

      • okokok

        Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

        When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?

        I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as it suggests in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
        I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev. 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

        Lev. 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians. Can you clarify?

        I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

        A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 10:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this?

        Lev. 20:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

        I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

        • la Catholic state

          Non-believers….they listen but do not hear, look but do not see. (Jesus Christ, God Himself)!

          • okokok

            Really? If your god is so powerful, why doesn’t he just get rid of big ole,bad satan? Huh? Lol lol

    • LindaRivera

      You massively INSULT and blaspheme the Glorious, Awesome, Magnificent God of the Old Testament. I know you will disrespect what I write, so my comment is for those who RESPECT God.

      Almighty God of the Old Testament showed me how much He LOVES, how much He cares! Many years ago, I would open the Bible and would always open to the same Scripture!!!

      Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble, I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.

      What a great and Wonderful God! God is very Precious! So Kind. So Good. So Merciful. There are not enough words in the human language to express how Wonderful God is!

      • okokok

        Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

        When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?

        I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as it suggests in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
        I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev. 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

        Lev. 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians. Can you clarify?

        I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

        A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 10:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this?

        Lev. 20:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

        I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

        • Peace

          Hey Okokok,

          The topics you mention are hard to be addressed in
          short….it is not possible to answer to you properly in a post like this.

          Nevertheless I am going to try to provide at least
          some clarification.

          I hope it might help a bit…

          God is portrayed in the Bible as a righteous Judge,
          but also as a loving Father.

          These two aspects of the character of God do not
          contradict each other.

          God is love, but He is also holy, and cannot condone
          (cannot have fellowship and communion with) injustice, sin and abomination.

          Yet God, out of love, warns us, in the Bible, about
          what are the things that are an abomination.

          Abomination means detestable, disgusting, harmful. And
          therefore, for our sake, God forbids detestable acts.

          Since God is love, when He prohibits something, it is
          in order to protect us, not in order to ruin our fun. (Imagine a loving father,
          if he would see his little 3 year old child playing with a carving knife,…he
          would immediately tell him: “you are not allowed to play with that”…That is for
          the child’s sake. And because of God’s love for the child).

          For your information Seafood is highly toxic. You may
          seriously get sicknesses from that, (some forms of Cancer, and serious leaver
          problems).

          (just like pork meat and other food mentioned in the
          Bible as “unclean”).

          There are lots of books with scientific explanation on
          this topic out there…However check this article if you need to gain more
          information quickly:
          http://www.hcmionline.com/education/clean_unclean_meats.htm

          (or use google, and wickipedia if you want to find
          more about this…you’ll find a lot!!)

          About burning bulls as a sacrifice:

          Animal sacrifices were only a for-shadow of Jesus’s
          ultimate sacrifice. They were performed by Priests in the Temple. (so no need
          to worry about neighbours complaining about smelly BBQ’s ;-P)

          God himself became flesh, in Jesus. And Jesus’s death
          on the cross is the ultimate sacrifice, once and for all, and for all of our
          sins. Jesus gave His life, and took the punishment upon himself. (the
          punishment we all deserve for our iniquities and transgressions). That’s why
          Jesus is also called “the Lamb of God”.

          So, … no need for animal sacrifices any more. Just
          honestly acknowledge your sins and repent from your sins and accept Jesus’s
          sacrifice for you and you will be forgiven. (just a tip….) ;-)

          The verse you quote about slavery is not telling that
          people can sell their daughters in slavery at all. (read it …and read also the
          verses before and after).

          The Bible does not specifically condemn the practice
          of slavery. It gives instructions on how slaves should be treated (Deuteronomy 15:12-15; Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 4:1), but does not outlaw
          slavery altogether. Many see this as the Bible condoning all forms of slavery.
          What many fail to understand is that slavery in biblical times was very
          different from the slavery that was practiced in the past few centuries in many
          parts of the world. The slavery in the Bible was not based on race. People were
          not enslaved because of their nationality or the color of their skin. In Bible
          times, slavery was more a matter of social status. People sold themselves as
          slaves when they could not pay their debts or provide for their families. In
          New Testament times, sometimes doctors, lawyers, and even politicians were
          slaves of someone else. Some people actually chose to be slaves so as to have
          all their needs provided for by their masters.

          About the topic of Homosexuality there is lots to be
          said.

          And I’m afraid it’s not wise to try to address this
          topic in short.

          All I can say is that God’s knowledge and wisdom is
          above our limited human understanding.

          I have learned to trust God, because I’ve seen in my
          experience that – each time I have rebelled against God’s laws and
          commandments, and each time I thought “I know better”- when I trusted only in my limited human
          view of things, I have often ended up in a big mess –

          So I learned to trust God’s wisdom above mine. That’s
          why for me it’s a little bit easier to trust the bible….also when it speaks
          about Homosexuality.

          However I can understand, it might come across as
          really harsh and hateful stuff to those who do not know God yet.

          As you pointed out, in the Bible Homosexuality is
          described as abomination ( = harmful, disgraceful, hurtful).

          I know this might sound like hateful-talk. But it is
          not, my dear Okokok. I am speaking in love and with respect for those who
          struggle with Sexual-identity issues. I really feel for them.

          I know it’s not popular … but I do believe there is
          healing and a better and more fulfilling life for those who struggle with this,
          than the one they choose when they accept the homosexual life-style. I believe
          God can make miracles.

          However homosexuality is simply one of the many kind
          of sin we all struggle with. (we may not all struggle with homosexuality…but we
          all struggle with some kind of sin…we all have our weak spots!)

          In the eyes of God, Homosexuality is not any better or
          worse than Jelousy, bitternes, anger, murder, adultery, lying, porn addiction…etc.

          Without repentance we are all doomed to hell, because
          we are all guilty of (some of) these sins.

          Any sin (such as lying, cheating, killing,
          unforgiveness, hatred…) becomes “bondage” every time we willingly and
          deliberately choose for it, and willingly and repeteadly go against the laws of
          God.

          If we simply struggle with it, we are just
          human!…God gives us grace to overcome the power of sin!

          But if we give in to sin, …that’s when we are in
          trouble.

          But it’s never too late to repent and to gain freedom
          from sin. “you will see the Truth and the Truth will set you free”…”I am the
          way THE TRUTH and the life” (quotes from Jesus).

          God bless you, Okokok.

  • American1969

    The Religion of Peace.
    More proof that Islam is not compatible with Western civilization.
    Those three punks that attacked that woman: Sounds like it’s time for the Swedes to open a can of Whoop-Ass and remind those punks whose country it is!

  • herb benty

    Jesus said to love your enemies, do good to those who despitefully use you, and turn the other cheek. we do our best to obey this. The muslims KNOW this too, hence, the easy killing of Christian men , women and children….I send you out as lambs among wolves. HOWEVER, He also said, As much as lieth within you, live peaceably with all men. There IS a time to fight, a time to kill and these unbelieveably wicked Islamists fit the bill. Peter had a sword under his cloak, yes Jesus told him to withdraw it to fullfill prophecy, but notice Peter HAD A WEAPON to protect the group as they travelled from town to town. When I hear of muslims killing innocent children, kidnaping, pandemic rape all in the name of their god, well, WHERE ARE ALL THE MEN…………

  • KT Shamim

    There are conditions for war. It is not just all out war against disbelievers. Rather it is war against people given the following conditions:

    [Qur'an 22:40-41] “Permission to fight is given to those against whom war is made, because they have been wronged — and Allah indeed has power to help them —
    Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’ — And if Allah did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft commemorated. And Allah will surely help one who helps Him. Allah is indeed Powerful, Mighty —”

    Condition 1: Wronged
    Condition 2: Driven out from homes
    Condition 3: Because they said ‘Our Lord is Allah’

    So please don’t state it is allowed against all disbelievers. In fact, in today’s age no one fights against Muslims because they believe in Allah. Which is why all so-called Islamic terrorists are wrong and must be condemned and punished.

    • Peace

      The Quran:

      Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing…

      but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)” The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). The use of the word “persecution” by some Muslim translators is thus disingenuous (the actual Muslim words for persecution – “idtihad” – and oppression – a variation of “z-l-m” – do not appear in the verse). The actual Arabic comes from “fitna” which can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. Taken as a whole, the context makes clear that violence is being authorized until “religion is for Allah” – ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.

      Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”

      Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people intoraiding merchant caravans for loot.

      Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

      Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).

      Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.” The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle, as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. Here is the theological basis for today’s suicide bombers.

      Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”

      Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”

      Quran (4:95) – “Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-” This passage criticizes “peaceful” Muslims who do not join in the violence, letting them know that they are less worthy in Allah’s eyes. It also demolishes the modern myth that “Jihad” doesn’t mean holy war in the Quran, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is the Arabic word used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man’s protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad and this is reflected in other translations of the verse).

      Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…” Is pursuing an injured and retreating enemy really an act of self-defense?

      Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

      Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.

      Quran (8:15) – “O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey’s end.”

      Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah” Some translations interpret “fitna” as “persecution”, but the traditional understanding of this word is not supported by the historical context (See notes for 2:293, also). The Meccans were simply refusing Muhammad access to their city during Haj. Other Muslims were allowed to travel there – just not as an armed group, since Muhammad had declared war on Mecca prior to his eviction. The Meccans were also acting in defense of their religion, since it was Muhammad’s intention to destroy their idols and establish Islam by force (which he later did). Hence the critical part of this verse is to fight until “religion is only for Allah”, meaning that the true justification of violence was the unbelief of the opposition. According to the Sira (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 324) Muhammad further explains that “Allah must have no rivals.”

      Quran (8:57) – “If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.”

      Quran (8:59-60) – “And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah’s Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy.”

      Quran (8:65) – “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight…”

      Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.” According to this verse, the best way of staying safe from Muslim violence is to convert to Islam (prayer (salat) and the poor tax (zakat) are among the religion’s Five Pillars). This popular claim that the Quran only inspires violence within the context of self-defense is seriously challenged by this passage as well, since the Muslims to whom it was written were obviously not under attack. Had they been, then there would have been no waiting period (earlier verses make it a duty for Muslims to fight in self-defense, even during the sacred months). The historical context is Mecca after the idolaters were subjugated by Muhammad and posed no threat. Once the Muslims had the power, they violently evicted those unbelievers who would not convert.

      Quran (9:14) – “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace…”

      Quran (9:20) – “Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah’s way are of much greater worth in Allah’s sight. These are they who are triumphant.” The Arabic word interpreted as “striving” in this verse is the same root as “Jihad”. The context is obviously holy war.

      Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” “People of the Book” refers to Christians and Jews. According to this verse, they are to be violently subjugated, with the sole justification being their religious status. This was one of the final “revelations” from Allah and it set in motion the tenacious military expansion, in which Muhammad’s companions managed to conquer two-thirds of the Christian world in the next 100 years. Islam is intended to dominate all other people and faiths.

      Quran (9:30) – “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”

      Quran (9:38-39) – “O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.” This is a warning to those who refuse to fight, that they will be punished with Hell.

      Quran (9:41) – “Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you if ye but knew.” See also the verse that follows (9:42) – “If there had been immediate gain (in sight), and the journey easy, they would (all) without doubt have followed thee, but the distance was long, (and weighed) on them” This contradicts the myth that Muslims are to fight only in self-defense, since the wording implies that battle will be waged a long distance from home (in another country and on Christian soil, in this case, according to the historians).

      Quran (9:73) – “O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.” Dehumanizing those who reject Islam, by reminding Muslims that they are merely firewood for Hell, makes it easier to justify slaughter. It also explains why today’s devout Muslims have little regard for those outside the faith.

      Quran (9:88) – “But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper.”

      Quran (9:111) – “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Quran: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.”

      Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”

      Quran (17:16) – “And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against it, so We destroy it with utter destruction.” Note that the crime is moral transgression, and the punishment is “utter destruction.” (Before ordering the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden first issued Americans an invitation to Islam).

      Quran (18:65-81) – This parable lays the theological groundwork for honor killings, in which a family member is murdered because they brought shame to the family, either through apostasy or perceived moral indiscretion. The story (which is not found in any Jewish or Christian source) tells of Moses encountering a man with “special knowledge” who does things which don’t seem to make sense on the surface, but are then justified according to later explanation. One such action is to murder a youth for no apparent reason (74). However, the wise man later explains that it was feared that the boy would “grieve” his parents by “disobedience and ingratitude.” He was killed so that Allah could provide them a ‘better’ son. (Note: This is one reason why honor killing is sanctioned by Sharia. Reliance of the Traveler (Umdat al-Saliq) says that punishment for murder is not applicable when a parent or grandparent kills their offspring (o.1.1-2).)

      Quran (21:44) – “We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them; See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win?”

      Quran (25:52) – “Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness…” “Strive against” is Jihad – obviously not in the personal context. It’s also significant to point out that this is a Meccan verse.

      Quran (33:60-62) – “If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be your neighbors in it but a little while. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter.” This passage sanctions the slaughter (rendered “merciless” and “horrible murder” in other translations) against three groups: Hypocrites (Muslims who refuse to “fight in the way of Allah” (3:167) and hence don’t act as Muslims should), those with “diseased hearts” (which include Jews and Christians 5:51-52), and “alarmists” or “agitators who include those who merely speak out against Islam, according to Muhammad’s biographers. It is worth noting that the victims are to be sought out by Muslims, which is what today’s terrorists do. If this passage is meant merely to apply to the city of Medina, then it is unclear why it is included in Allah’s eternal word to Muslim generations.

      Quran (47:3-4) – “Those who reject Allah follow vanities, while those who believe follow the truth from their lord. Thus does Allah set forth form men their lessons by similitude. Therefore when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners,” Those who reject Allah are to be subdued in battle. The verse goes on to say the only reason Allah doesn’t do the dirty work himself is in order to to test the faithfulness of Muslims. Those who kill pass the test. “But if it had been Allah’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,- He will never let their deeds be lost.”

      Quran (47:35) – “Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost (Shakir: “have the upper hand”) for Allah is with you,”

      Quran (48:17) – “There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.” Contemporary apologists sometimes claim that Jihad means ‘spiritual struggle.’ Is so, then why are the blind, lame and sick exempted? This verse also says that those who do not fight will suffer torment in hell.

      Quran (48:29) – “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves” Islam is not about treating everyone equally. There are two very distinct standards that are applied based on religious status. Also the word used for ‘hard’ or ‘ruthless’ in this verse shares the same root as the word translated as ‘painful’ or severe’ in verse 16.

      Quran (61:4) – “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way” Religion of Peace, indeed! The verse explicitly refers to “battle array” meaning war. This is followed by (61:9):”He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist.” (See next verse, below). Infidels who resist Islamic rule are to be fought.

      Quran (61:10-12) – “O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment. That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know! (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of ‘Adn – Eternity ['Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.” This verse refers to physical battle in order to make Islam victorious over other religions (see above). It uses the Arabic word, Jihad.

      Quran (66:9) – “O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.” The root word of “Jihad” is used again here. The context is clearly holy war, and the scope of violence is broadened to include “hypocrites” – those who call themselves Muslims but do not act as such.

      From the Hadith:

      Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

      Bukhari (52:256) – The Prophet… was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, “They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans).” In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy. This provides justification for the many Islamic terror bombings.

      Bukhari (52:65) – The Prophet said, ‘He who fights that Allah’s Word, Islam, should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause. Muhammad’s words are the basis for offensive Jihad – spreading Islam by force. This is how it was understood by his companions, and by the terrorists of today.

      Bukhari (52:220) – Allah’s Apostle said… ‘I have been made victorious with terror’

      Abu Dawud (14:2526) – The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist)

      Abu Dawud (14:2527) – The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious

      Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

      Bukhari (8:387) – Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’. And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally.”

      Muslim (1:30) – “The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah.”

      Bukhari (11:626) – [Muhammad said:] “I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those, who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes.”

      Muslim (1:149) – “Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause…”

      Muslim (20:4645) – “…He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”

      Muslim (20:4696) – “the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: ‘One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite.’”

      Muslim (19:4321-4323) – Three separate hadith in which Muhammad shrugs over the news that innocent children were killed in a raid by his men against unbelievers. His response: “They are of them (meaning the enemy).”

      Muslim (19:4294) – “When the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort 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… 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 withhold 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… 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.

      Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, “Kill any Jew who falls under your power.” Ashraf was a poet, killed by Muhammad’s men because he insulted Islam. Here, Muhammad widens the scope of his orders to kill. An innocent Jewish businessman was then slain by his Muslim partner, merely for being non-Muslim.

      Tabari 9:69 “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.

      Tabari 17:187 “‘By God, our religion (din) from which we have departed is better and more correct than that which these people follow. Their religion does not stop them from shedding blood, terrifying the roads, and seizing properties.’ And they returned to their former religion.” The words of a group of Christians who had converted to Islam, but realized their error after being shocked by the violence and looting committed in the name of Allah. The price of their decision to return to a religion of peace was that the men were beheaded and the woman and children enslaved by the caliph Ali.

      Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 327: – “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”

      Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 990: – Lest anyone think that cutting off someone’s head while screaming ‘Allah Akbar!’ is a modern creation, here is an account of that very practice under Muhammad, who seems to approve.

      Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 992: – “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.” Muhammad’s instructions to his men prior to a military raid.

      Saifur Rahman, The Sealed Nectar p.227-228 – “Embrace Islam… If you two accept Islam, you will remain in command of your country; but if your refuse my Call, you’ve got to remember that all of your possessions are perishable. My horsemen will appropriate your land, and my Prophethood will assume preponderance over your kingship.” One of several letters from Muhammad to rulers of other countries. The significance is that the recipients were not making war or threatening Muslims. Their subsequent defeat and subjugation by Muhammad’s armies was justified merely on the basis of their unbelief.

  • Mark N Starla Traina

    NAAWP: If the MUSLIMS were SLAUGHTERING JEWS the LILY WHITE
    LYING LIBERAL ZIONIST MEDIA just might give a $HYT about all these HUMAN RIGHTS
    and RIGHT to LIFE ISSUES!

    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/raymond-ibrahim/muslim-brotherhood-out-killing-christians-in/

    AMERICANS are PAYING MUSLIMS to KILL CHRISTAINS in EGYPT,
    LIBIA and SYRIA! How nice PRESIDENT OBAMA calls for MORSI’S RELEASE, but
    forgets to mention the SLAUGHTERING of totally innocent CHRISTIANS!

    http://moderntokyotimes.com/2013/07/17/obama-calls-for-morsi-release-but-mainly-silent-about-muslim-brotherhood-supporters-killing-christians/

    NAAWP: CHRISTIANS SLAUGHTERED by MUSLIM EXTREMISTS in EGYPT!

    MUSLIM EXTREMISTS, who are being FINANCIALLY BACKED by U.S.!

    BARACK OBAMA’S MUSLIM EXTREMISM and ANTI-CHRISTIANISM
    EXPOSED for the entire WORLD to see!

    http://beforeitsnews.com/terrorism/2013/07/shocker-secret-8-billion-deal-between-obama-and-the-muslim-brotherhood-2447064.html

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/17/christians-in-egypt_n_3773991.html

    http://www.persecution.org/category/countries/africa/egypt/

    http://www.inquisitr.com/307894/christians-being-killed-by-islamists-in-egypt-and-nigeria-2/

    FACT: This is what happens when you give 8-BILLION USD’S to
    FINANCIALLY SUPPORT MUSLIM TERRORISTS in FOREIGN COUNTRIES like EGYPT!

    FACT: ENGLAND is currently on the VERGE of a CIVIL WAR over
    MUSLIM EXTREMISM and so is FRANCE!

    FACT: PRESIDENT OBAMA needs to be “IMPEACHED”
    before he LEADS U.S. into WORLD WAR III, and that’s only if it’s not too late
    to avoid such a MAJOR CONFLICT already!

    PUBLIC NOTICE: The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT
    of WHITE PEOPLE, along with MILLIONS and MILLIONS of other RED-BLOODED
    AMERICANS are FORMALLY DEMANDING that IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS against PRESIDENT
    BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA commence immediately!

    … as we as “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” can no longer
    let this “MESS FESTER”! BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA has got to GEAUX and we
    can’t get him “OUT of the WHITE HOUSE” sooOOO ENOUGH!

    FACT: We can no longer WAIT for the EXECUTIVE BRANCH of our
    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to complete its own “SELF-INVESTIGATION”,

    … an “INTERNAL INVESTIGATION”, that has
    “NEVER EVER” begun and will “NEVER EVER” get underway, as
    long as BARACK “THE LIAR” OBAMA and ERIC “THE JOKER” HOLDER
    are in CHARGE!

    …oh, by the way, there is another “PIECE of DOG $HYT
    ANT-CHRISTIAN” over in MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, by the NAME of “MORRIS
    DEES” (LEADER of the SOUTHERN POVERTY LGBT LAW SINNER) who also needs to
    be “INVESTIGATED” for “COLLUDING and CONSPIRING” with
    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER and IRS CHAIRMAN
    DOUGLAS SHULMAN to “CORRUPT” the entire “EXECUTIVE BRANCH of our
    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT”!

    FACT: CONGRESS should offer COMPLETE AMNESTY to anyone in
    the EXECUTIVE BRANCH of our FEDERAL GOVERNMENT who is willing to TESTIFY UNDER OATH
    “FOR” or “AGAINST” CORRUPTION in our FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!

    … AMERICAN CITIZENS deserve to KNOW the TRUTH, the WHOLE
    TRUTH and NOTHING less than the TRUTH about what’s been going on in our
    NATION’S CAPITAL over the past 4.5 years!

    …what we do know now is that our PRESIDENT has been doing
    a lot of “BAIT and SWITCH” to bypass CONGRESS over the past 4.5
    years!

    … we also know that our PRESIDENT has VIOLATED both our
    CONSTITUTION and our CIVL RIGHTS over the past 4.5 years.

    FACT: OBAMA has got to GEAUX!

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    MARK TRAINA

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    http://www.marktraina.webs.com

    NAAWP PRESIDENT, CEO and NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON

    certified school psychologist/economist/civil rights
    activist/504-231-3056

    CANDIDATE for GOVERNOR of the GREAT STATE of LOUISIANA 2015