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The True Face of Islam: Quotes from the Koran
By J. Best
Perhaps one of the greatest tests of our generation is dealing with the rising militancy in the Islamic nations. With out going into the various details of the World Trade Center, the attacks on US Destroyer "Cole" and other tragedies, or the various suicide attacks on innocent populous in Israel, there is a common realization that the situation has reached a level that can be described only as one of fearful frustration.
We, the public, hear statements from our leaders in regards to dealing with the various leaders of the Islamic nations and the PLA. We, who are engaged in our daily preoccupation of making a living, have elected our leaders in hopes that they will use their intelligence and resources to make intelligent decisions while we remain basically ignorant (with the exception of the newspapers) of the various diplomatic process engaged to pursue our interests and safeguards.
Yet, it seems that the basic understanding of Islam is lacking from our leaders in their dealing with those leaders of Islam.
What caused the general jubilation in the Arab world when the World Trade Center collapsed and thousands were lost? How embarrassed were the various Arab leaders, when their own population celebrated Osama bin Ladin as a hero! We have also noted that Saudi Arabia, a so-called friend of the USA, refused to let the Americans use their own airbases to attack the Talibans. We also wonder why is it that after the nefarious "Gulf War" and the humiliation that Sadam Hussien suffered, we noted that his popularity increased!
We wondered about this and then resumed our mundane life of raising a family and trying to make a living.
Yet there is something much deeper going on here and we don't even know it!
We relate to Islam as one of the worlds three great religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - but what do we know of it??
If we were to investigate, we might find out that Islam is not one of the more benevolent forms of communal religions. Islam, to those who have read the Koran, the "bible" of Islam, is a religion of constant warfare - to the point that if there is not a war being waged to spread the message of "Allah", the generation is wanting.
Sure we have heard of the vague promises of seventy virgins to every faithful Moslem that dies in battle to spread the word of Islam, and we entered it into our memory (somewhere in the back, perhaps). But did you know that Islam and the Moslems make no joke about their beliefs? Check the source! source part #1 source part #2
The Moslems, based on the Koran and its teachings, really believe that the West, (meaning the USA, Israel, and Europe) are areas that require conquering to be included into the family of Islam. Think that this is a joke? Ask your neighborhood Muslim what is the difference between "dar el islam" (the territories of Islam) and "dar el hareb" (the territories of war). This is the manner in which Islam lumps the world!
In addition, whilst the West may view themselves as "modern, cultured, advanced...", Islam views the West as permissive, perverted, and debased. There is no place in Islam for Western style entertainment, which is considered lewd. Women are totally second class citizens and must be obedient to their men folk. Killing a promiscuous sister is considered an acceptable method of regaining the family honor.
Moreso, while the West values truth and keeping agreements, Islam has no qualms about lying or breaking these agreements if they lead to coming closer to achieving a Islamazation of the West. Don't believe it? Check the source! source part #1 source part #2
There is no such thing as a moderate Moslem. There are those that do not pay attention to their religion, but they are looked down upon by the overwhelming majority of "believers". In reality these Muslims who do not believe in the teachings of the Koran (and this includes the participation in or support of a Jihad), may themselves be killed as a "infidel". An infidel, according to the Koran, is not someone who does not believe in G-d, - an infidel is some one who does not adhere strictly to the teachings of Islam. That means that we Jews and our Christian friends are perfectly legitimate targets for Islam warriors!! see source
O believers, take not Christians and Jews as friends,there are friends of each other.Whoso of you makes them his firends is one of them. God guides not the people of he evildoers. Yet thou seest those in whose hearts is sickness vying with one another to come to them, saying 'We fear lest aturn of fortune should smite us.' But it may be that God will bring the victory, or some commandment from Him, and then they will find themselves for that they kept secret within them, remorseful, and the believers will say, "What, are these the ones who swore by God most earnest oathss that they were with you? Their works ahve failed; now they are losers.'
translated from the Koran by Arthur Arberry, pg. 108-109, chapt. "the table"
How did Islam become so "great and glorious"? Islam is a religion that believes in conquering, torturing, ravishing, plundering, pillaging all infidels unless they accept upon themselves the allegiance of Islam. A conquered territory (or country) may be carnaged and looted. Ransom is not just condoned by the Koran; it is specifically stated that this is the methodology to use in warfare. Islam was spread by the sword - either become a Moslem or be killed. No better convincing argument than that! Why not check out the Koran from your local library - you might be surprized by its world outlook and encouragement of killing!
How is it with you, that you are two parties touching the hypocrites, and God has overthrown them for what they earned? What, do you desire to guide him whom God has led astray?
Whom God leads astray, thou wilt not find for him a way.
They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of God; the, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as a friend or helper except those that betake themselves to a people who are joined wiht you by a compact, or come to you with breasts constricted from fighting with you or fighting their people.
Had God willed, He would have given them authority over you, and then certainly they would have fought you. If they with draw from you, and do not fight you, and offer you peace, God assigns not any way to you against them.
You will find others desireing to be secure from you, and secure from their people, yet whenever they are returned to temptation, they are overthrown in it. If they withdraw not from you, and offer you peace, and restrain their hands, take them, and slay them wherever you come on them/ against them we have given you a clear authority.
translated from the Koran by Arthur Arberry, pg. 85-86, chapt. "women"
If a people surrender to the warriors of Islam, they may be permitted to live; however, this is only as a very second class citizen with absolutely no rights. They must pay a high tribute to the ruler to continue to exist and may be dispensed of with out any recourse.
Today, Islamic nations are arming themselves with weapons of mass destruction at an alarming rate. Soon they will have nuclear weaponry. They do not want a western life-style - they prefer a closer to the earth life, void of sophisticated colleges. They can operate sophisticated weaponry! Do not be fooled into thinking that they are just a bad dream - they are vibrant in their desires to conquer the world, as is Mohammed's desire.
Fight them, till ther is no persecution and the religion is God's; then if they give over, ther shall be no enmity save for evildoers.
ibid, pg. 26, chapt. "the cow"
What can be done?
First we all must be cognizant of the inherent threat of Islam. You must tell your friends and make sure that all know that this is not a local conflict, but rather a soon-to-come global attack on the West unless action is taken now.
The Arabs do not fight according to Geneva Convention rules. They fight a war to kill, maim and just as important: to terrorize (yes, it is in the Koran). Terrorizing your enemy is part of the Koran. It is considered a valid form of weakening your adversary. To engage in terrorism, is to be a warrior for Islam, a great and noble task with lofty rewards in the next world.
Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to terrify thereby the enemy of God and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; God knows them.
And whatsoever you exend in the way of God shall be repaid you in full; you wil not be wronged.
ibid, pg. 176, chapt. "the spoils"
We must realize that property and monetary inducements may give a Christian nation a reason to persue peaceful negotiations with another nation. This is not the case with the Islamic cause. Money is not that important to them! What is important is adding more territory to Islam!
To combat this growing threat we must be aware that individual Muslim leaders are fearful for their own personal lives. They know themselves that the Muslim masses may consider them as sell outs to the West and therefore targets for assassination. Just like Sadat was shot by a faithful Muslim in the name of Islam, similarly all leaders fear being assassinated because they are not doing enough for the name of Allah.
The concept here is that these leaders fear their own life and therefore bend their own plans in order not to become a target of Islamic extremists. This is their weak point. If the leaders were fearful from being killed, not from the Islamic "faithful", but from the Western powers, then they would change their hate spewing venom and control their mobs.
Although it is considered by many an illegal act to murder heads of states, yet they have given us little options. Had some one risen in Nazi Germany in the late 1930's and assassinated Hitler together with some of his top ministers, perhaps, the loss of millions of lives could have been prevented.
There is a episode in a book called "Holy War - Islam Fights" by John Laffin, four Russians were kidnapped by the Hizbollah. One was murdered and ransom was demanded or the other three would meet the same fate. The Russian secret services sent a gift box to the leader of the Hizbollah. He opened it to find the private parts of a person together with a note stating that these private parts belonged to one of his relatives who no longer has use for it. The message was clear: If the three remaining Russians are not released immediately, more "presents" could be expected. The results? The three Russians were released quickly and unharmed.
The lesson: We must fight fire with fire! We must fight terror with terror! We can not rely on conventional rules of warfare, since the enemy does not acknowledge them. We must use his rules of warfare.
Remember that America was attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese sent kamikaze (suicide) pilots to attack American naval craft. How did America end this bloody combat? They dropped two Atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima and the other on Nagasaki. Perhaps two hundred thousand people were killed, another two hundred thousand suffered serious wounds. Japan surrendered and there has been peace now for over sixty years.
Unless the Islamic nations see a reason to refrain from their "holy" jihad, they will not stop. Only when they are brought to their knees and finally beg for respite because then, when they have no other recourse but surrender will they give up the "glory" of spreading Islam through out the world.
Sources which are hyperlinked are from the book, Sahih al Bukhari, as translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan. A Muslim educated in England, who worked as a doctor in Saudi Arabia. The book Sahih al Bukhari is a collection of the statements of the prophet Muhammad that were not included in the Koran. This is part of a nine volume set that is accepted as gospel through out the Muslim world.
from the March Passover 2002 Edition of the Jewish Magazine
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