"Once we lose the moral high-ground we are no different from the rest of the non-Muslims; from the rest of those human beings who live their lives as animals."
Robert Spencer has already taken apart Huffington Post UK Political Director Mehdi Hasan's apologetics for Islam after the grisly murder of a British soldier by two Muslims screaming, "Allah is Great."
Apologists for Islam often quote, out of context, a Koranic verse, which says 'Whosoever killeth a human being... it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind” as proof that Islam is humanitarian.
In fact this is a Talmudic quote that the Koran appropriates and then uses to spew hate against the Jews and Christians as unbelievers. Hasan, like most apologists, amends the quote removing the exception that you may kill as revenge for a killing or "for creating disorder in the land". Those who create disorder should "be slain or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on alternate sides."
For a full measure of Mehdi's perversity, the Koranic verse quoted by the London Beheader advocating an eye for an eye is in Koran 5:46. The one quoted by Mehdi is in 5:33.
Mehdi Hasan insists that the Muslim faith does not turn men to terror, that it is not hateful and that Islam doesn't permit the killing of innocents. Then he turns to the favorite topic of the London beheader. "Few want to discuss the role of British foreign policy in helping to radicalise these young, disaffected individuals," Hasan says.
In fact that's the only thing anyone wants to talk about. What no one wants to talk about is the role of Islam in Islamic terrorism. It's always another chat about the role of British foreign policy or Indian foreign policy or Israeli foreign policy or American foreign policy or Swedish foreign policy in making Muslims violent.
"Yet conventional wisdom still says the religion of Islam is behind violent extremism and radicalisation; that Muslims don’t do enough to denounce terror; that imams and mosques incite hate and holy war. As is so often the case, the conventional wisdom is wrong. I have been a Muslim all my life and visited mosques across Europe, North America and the UK. Never, not once, have I come across an imam preaching violence against the West or justifying the murder of innocents," Hasan says.
Perhaps Hasan hasn't been paying enough attention... to himself. Here's one of Hasan's greatest hits from the distant past. Last year.
Mr Mehdi Hasan, biographer of Labour leader Ed Miliband, can be found on YouTube saying as follows: ‘The kuffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Koran; they are described in the Koran as “a people of no intelligence”, Allah describes them as not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of “no intelligence” – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God. In this respect, the Koran describes the atheists as “cattle”, as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world.’
On a separate occasion, jabbing his finger as he speaks with some force, Mr Hasan is recorded as saying: ‘Once we lose the moral high-ground we are no different from the rest of the non-Muslims; from the rest of those human beings who live their lives as animals, bending any rule to fulfil any desire.’
Well goodness. I certainly hope Muslims never lose that moral high ground. Then maybe they would stop killing people and then lying about it like the rest of us cattle.
But good news. We inferior subhuman non-Muslims might not only be cows. We might actually be mad cows.
In Islam, to believe is to know. To disbelieve is not to know. That is what it fundamentally comes down to; it [to disbelieve] is to remain ignorant; to cover up knowledge. After all, what is kaffar? Kaffar comes from the root word which means to cover up, to conceal. The kaffar is the one who covers up that knowledge which is clear. The French orientalist scholar Lamens, he once wrote that the Quran is not far from considering unbelief, disbelief as an infirmity, as an illness, as a disease of the human mind.
In other news, there is nothing at all hateful in Islam. Mehdi Hasan tells us so and since there is nothing hateful about him, we have no choice whatsoever but to believe him.
And it would be uncharitably Islamophobically mad cow of us to say otherwise.