Antisemitism: Insanity Rooted in Religious Bigotry

Antisemitism has risen considerably in the last few years. The recent gun attack during a Shabbat service in the Pittsburgh synagogue The Tree of Life is the deadliest assault on Jews in US history. The number of antisemitic incidents across the US as a whole rose 57% in 2017; In Britain, since the arrival of Jeremy Corbyn 727 such incidents occurred in the first six months of 2018 – the second highest figure recorded in more than two decades. (These hate crimes were considered serious enough to be investigation by the British police.)

Religious Origins Of Antisemitism

What is behind Antisemitism? What have the Jews ever done to deserve such irrational and unjustified hatred by adherents of both the other two Abrahamic religions, Christianity and Islam?

Christianity

Among Christians the origin of this anti-Jewish hatred is rooted in Christianity itself (which it is worth noting has started life as a minor Jewish sect incubated and spawned from the belly of Judaism). The Church of Rome preached that the Jewish people were collectively responsible for the death of Jesus of Nazareth their “Lord and Saviour”. Jesus, a Salafist Jewish preacher who like many of his contemporaries wanted to reform his religion Judaism and restore it to its pure origins. A rebel against the established order of the Roman Empire, he was found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to death by crucifixion, the standard method of execution. As we can see Jesus was not executed by his fellow Jewish co-coreligionists but by the Roman government of Palestine at the time.

This historically inaccurate and inflammatory allegation by the church of Rome lasted until 1964 when it was abrogated by Pope Paul VI. It has nevertheless created a reservoir of anti-Semitic hatred still festering among Christians to the present day.

Islam

Muslims’ pathological hatred of the Jews is also rooted in their religion Islam. Muhammad’s attempt to forcibly convert the Jewish tribes of Arabia to Islam was thwarted at which point the majority of them were massacred and the remaining few were enslaved. Thus, followed a cascade of anti-Semitic suras in the Quran vilifying the Jews and calling for their exile from Muslim lands or their extermination.

The Quran, a “plagiarised and Arabized version of the Jewish Talmud” preaches death to the Kuffars (the infidels). Sura [5.33] states that “the punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified, or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides” and Sura [4.46] warns of those who are Jews Allah has cursed them because of their unbelief.

Throughout Islamic history, Jews became docile dhimmis (second class citizens) subject to Muslim domination.

This hatred of the Jews is not exclusive to religious texts only. It is found in school books for children as young as 3, complete with illustrations of Jews with monster-like qualities. Mainstream educational television programs are consistently anti-Semitic. In songs, books, newspaper articles, and blogs, Jews are variously compared to pigs, donkeys, rats, and cockroaches, and to vampires and a host of other imaginary creatures.

See also my article – Islam & Antisemitism

Jealousy, Resentment & Scapegoating

Religious bigotry, the incubator of Antisemitism has become the convenient tool of unscrupulous dictators; Hitler believed in a superior Aryan race which he couldn’t accomplish with the Jews around. In the 1940s he resorted to his final solution by committing one of history’s most notorious genocides, the murder of 6 million Jews in what became known as the Holocaust.

Extreme anti-Semitic episodes are not exclusive to dictators. They are often triggered by the slightest crisis for which the Jews are blamed. The deranged gunman, who massacred 11 Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh, USA on the 29th of October 2018 had no reason for killing 11 innocent worshippers other than they were Jewish. “All Jews must die” he yelled. Similarly, before attempting a massacre against a Jewish synagogue in Paris, the Muslim perpetrator invoked the name of Allah by yelling “Allah Akbar” God is Great implying that he was fulfilling Allah’s command to kill Jews as ordained in the Quran.

Antisemitism runs deep in the veins of both Christians and Muslims. Jewish success in all fields of endeavour and their prosperity in most nations in which they reside put them at the receiving end of resentment, hatred and blatant jealousy. In 2017, of a total of 902 individuals who were awarded Nobel Prizes 203 or 22.5% were Jews. Jewish contribution to all disciplines of knowledge is even more remarkable in proportion to their numbers. Jews comprise less than 0.2% of the world’s population. This means the percentage of Jewish Nobel laureates is at least 112.5 times or 11,250% above average!
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Ontological resentment of the Jews manifests itself in endless conspiracy theories The Jews run the world! They dominate Hollywood! They control the Media and Wall Street! They control the banking system and financial institutions etc and many more such outlandish allegations.

The successes of the State of Israel in the mere 60 years of its existence also gave ammunition of hate to the anti-Semites on both sides of the political divide in Europe and America. The only free and democratic nation in the Muslim Middle East and North Africa became the lightning rod for all anti-Semitic insanity. Israel’s foundation was also godsent to all Muslim leaders who were provided with the perfect excuse and justification to blame Israel for all their societies’ ills and backwardness. The accomplishments of the Jewish State continue to trigger feelings of resentment, and a sense of inferiority among all Muslims.

This meme of hatred must be eradicated from the DNA of all its carriers and replaced with a new meme of KNOWLEDGE. Education in Antisemitism beginning as early as the elementary stage of schooling is long overdue. Studies in Antisemitism must form part of the curricula of all social /political science and psychology programs in schools, colleges and universities.

Meantime

RIP the 11 innocent prayers who perished in the Tree of Life synagogue October 2018,

Islam: Submission or Awakening?

Is Europe on the eve of a new Dark Age? Are Europeans aware of the impending changes that will inevitably occur to the demographic makeup of their nations, within the lifetime of most, due to creeping colonisation-via-migration of Islam? Are they aware of the life changing socio-political implications of this?

Now that the West has dispensed with Communism and Fascism, is Islam the new existential threat to Europe’s culture and democratic way of life?

Numerous historians and political scientists think so. Prof Bernard Lewis , the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University is paramount among them. “The conflict between Islam and the West has been going on for 14 centuries” he wrote. What is at stake, in Lewis’s opinion, is the actual “survival of Western civilisation”. Samuel Huntington on the other hand states that Islam has locked horns with the West in a “clash of civilisations: the stakes are high and involve nothing less than the survival of the Western way of life”.

A spade is a spade

Political Islam aka Islamism is a misleading term which implies that there is also a non-political Islam i.e. a spiritual and/or a religious Islam concerned only with man’s relationship with God. There isn’t. There is only one Islam and it is, by Muslims’ own recognition, both a din and a dawla, a state and a religion in one. Adding an “ism” to the word Islam is simply to imply that Islam is good and Islamism/political Islam is bad. Both terms are one and the same and refer to the literal Islam as based on the Quran, and the Hadiths.

Islam (under whatever name) is merciless and uncompromising in its hatred of the Kuffar (the Infidels) and in its rejection of Western values and way of life. For the sake of clarity and truth therefore I shall refer to Islam of the 7th century by its correct and only name, Islam which literally means submission (to the will of Allah) and not, as mistakenly known, peace.

Neo liberal Western approach to the current Islamic encroachment on Western life is rooted in the “antiseptic terminology: the war on terror” coined by George W Bush after 9/11. The term “extremist” is also used to create a distinction that is politically correct and ethnically acceptable. There are no extremists and moderates in Islam. All literal adherents of the Quran, and the Hadiths are extremists for the simple reason that the Quran itself is extremist. It follows therefore that extremism as understood in the West, is in the DNA of every Muslim. However not all extremists become terrorists. Extremism has not been the catalyst propelling over 31,000 acts of terror since 9/11. It has been Islam itself which spawned numerous offshoots erroneously referred to as Islamist when in fact they are the pure adherents of the Quran and the loyal followers of their role model the prophet Muhammad. Their acts of Terror have been diagnosed as the disease when in fact throughout Islam’s 1,400-year history, they are merely the symptom and an “operational manual” utilised to achieve political objectives mandated by the Quran.

As most Muslims including terrorists feed from the same medieval ideological trough, this ideology must be cleansed from hatred, violence and non-acceptance of the other. In other words, and in the view of most social scientists reforming the Quran and the sharia is long overdue to conform to the enormous changes that have taken place since Islam’s birth over 1400 years ago.

The first step on this road to reform is to remove the concept of infallibility of the Quran. Reform and infallibility do not go hand in hand. Once this has been achieved a period of secularism would be required whereby freedom of thought and freedom of speech become embedded in the popular political discourse. Only then will the traditional Islamic narrative be open to a novel secular, liberal, and democratic alternative.

This is a mere pipe dream century away from attainment for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it goes against the interests of Saudi Arabia and its vassal states in the Gulf, the orchestrators and financiers of the current wave of terror in the world. Their very own legitimacy and survival is bound by it. (Saudi Arabia finances the building of thousands of mosques considered by many to be the incubators of terrorism all over the world) while it does not permit the building of a single church in its country nor the entry of non-Muslims to their “holy” cities of Mecca and Medina,

How then should the West deal with this creeping colonisation? An important first step is that our politically correct hypersensitive narrative vis a vis Islam’s totalitarian and violent agenda, should be seriously modified. The time has come to call a spade a spade.

In the USA the protection of the First Amendment behind which Muslims have concealed themselves, must be removed. The war on terror (and it is precisely this) must be vigorously pursued but it is only one answer to this problem. A parallel strategy would target the political, cultural, and economic infrastructure which provides succour to the terrorists. Rooting out this edifice will crimp the supply line of aspiring jihadists.

Sharia vs the Enlightenment

Muslims of all ideological persuasions look to the full implementation of the Sharia law, as the key to the creation of their ideal society.

Sharia law opposes women’s rights and religious choice. It condones honour killing and female genital mutilation. Sharia law recommends four wives per husband (the prophet Muhammad had 11 wives one of whom Aisha was 6 years old, 9 when he consummated the marriage) women are property of men, arranged marriages are the norm, wife beating, decapitation, and above all the notion that Islam is supreme over and above all other religions. Once born a Muslim always a Muslim. Leaving the religion, apostasy, is not an option and is punishable by death.

Islam has no acceptance of “others”. Additionally, Islam does not recognise free thinking nor free speech and violently suppresses both. Any criticism of its ideology is akin to apostasy. The rights of minorities are and have always been denied by Muslims except when they themselves happened to be in the minority.

For Muslims, submission to Allah’s higher authority is the only true path to the fulfilment of mankind. This is in flagrant contradiction to the Western liberal democratic values of the Enlightenment. And the twain shall never meet except perhaps via the ongoing creeping colonisation/ migration. Islamic unquestioning allegiance to the sharia makes it quasi impossible for Muslims to assimilate and integrate in Western societies.

Assimilation & Integration

Before their surrender to Islamic imperialism, conquered nations were not Muslim. Greater Syria was Christian /Jewish, Spain was Christian, Turkey and Persia and all territories of the so-called present-day Islamic world were also not Muslim. Islam imposed its ideological and religious hegemony on all the nations it occupied. Ahl al thimma (Christians and Jews) were faced with three choices; pay a punitive tax al Jizya; vacate their homeland; or be killed. In other words, embracing the Muslim religious ideology was obligatory. In contrast, inhabitants of most European colonies were left to pursue their own cultures, beliefs and religions. European colonisation was primarily economic and geopolitical.

Incubation

In their early stages of migration-when Muslims were not in the majority, they had no choice but to abide by the laws of their host nations while awaiting the inevitable change in their demographic status. The early Muslim migrants to Europe worked hard and were grateful for being in their new homelands. As their numbers grew, they became more vocal in applying for the introduction of Islamic norms and ultimately for the application of Sharia Law.

Today in European countries Muslim imams -mostly foreign born and financed by Saudi Arabia, dictate Islamic rules to millions of their followers creating ghettos inside European cities. In the United Kingdom, to give but one example, Islam features 3,000 mosques, 130 Sharia courts, 50 Muslim Sharia Councils and dozens of ‘no go zones’ where Muslim Sharia patrols ensure no one disobeys Sharia Law.

With worldwide Muslim terror becoming regular front-page news citizens of Western countries are asking themselves why their leaders continue to allow Muslim immigration. According to recent studies there are 900 areas across the EU where “the norms of the host society barely prevail” due to huge levels of migration. Here are some examples to name but a few.

  • Bury Park, Luton England
  • Rosengard, Malmö, Sweden
  • Montreuil, Paris France (where these zones are referred to as “zones urbaines sensible” — sensitive urban zones)
  • Wedding, Berlin, Germany
  • Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium
  • Schilderswijk, the Hague, Netherlands.

These “no-go” areas stand as a damning testament to the utter devastation wrought on some parts of Europe by multiculturalism – (multi-faithism is a more appropriate term) and mass Muslim migration.

Filmmaker Ami Horowitz painted a vivid picture of the extent of the danger of Muslim no-go zones in Sweden — where even the police fear them, he said. “It’s like when you see a cancer cell that is not causing any harm now, but later if it is left without intervention it can cause very serious trouble.” The rules of engagement are if the police are chasing a subject, no matter what this guy did, once they cross that threshold [into a Muslim area], they stop pursuit, and if they want to actually go in they have to call for reinforcement often amounting to an entire armed convoy,”.

To liberals, Muslim neighbourhoods to which even the authorities are afraid to venture and in which Sharia law is the rule and in which non-Muslims are attacked on sight — are little more than a figment of a paranoid conservative imagination. Those who are vocal in their protests are silenced with abuse and accusations of racism and Islamophobia, the liberals’ favourite description of anyone who is critical of the rapid Islamic encroachment.

Is this an example of the Ostrich Syndrome Europeans being victims of, due in part to “historical fatigue” and lack of awareness of the totalitarian supremacist ideology that is Islam with all its catastrophic implications on Europe’s enlightenment?

Muslims appear to be “maladaptive” as they make the leap from the seventh century to the 21st century. As such they are not influenced by the secular, politically correct societies they find themselves inhabiting. And as a mechanism of self-defence they claim the right not to assimilate. Consequently, the day is coming when the question will be how Western nations can regulate the defiantly unassimilated Muslims in their midst.? Muslims believe that Sharia law trumps all Western legal systems and therefore they will only owe allegiance to it. Linda Sarsour, the American born Muslim extremist proudly stated that “we are not here to assimilate”, Is this the beginning of the Balkanization of European nations?? Are we already in the Bondage Dungeon? as Douglas Murray puts it, awaiting impotently the forthcoming submission to Muslim law in our continent.

Migration from the Islamic world fuelled in part by the high birth rate of Muslim women has become a cause majeure for almost all European citizens together with the fear that Islam will eventually become the dominant culture in Western societies and will exercise, initially through the democratic process, a pernicious influence on Western values and way of life. “By means of your democracy we shall invade you. By means of our religion we shall dominate you. Victory will come to us from the wombs of our women” (Muslim Imam as quoted by Oriana Fallaci)

Muslims now constitute around 7% of Europe’s populations while in some countries, such as France and Sweden, the Muslim share is higher and in the coming decades, it is expected to grow and could more than double. According to the Pew Research Centre, the Muslim population in Europe (excluding Turkey) was about 30 million in 1990, 44 million in 2010 and is expected to increase to 58 million by 2030; and will continue to increase exponentially over the following 50 years.

Is this a ticking time bomb awaiting to explode when the Muslim minorities become the dominant ethnic group in their host nations? Is it conceivable that Britain, France and other European nations become Muslim one day? And as it had happened to many other nations before, why shouldn’t happen in Europe? Is mass immigration the catalyst that will ultimately lead to the breakup of the European union and to Islamic colonisation? Have Europeans succumbed to that most dreadful of tyrannies, guilt (of our history) that we are now sleepwalking into the most life-changing tyranny of all submission through the ballot box?

Islamic Terror and the Future of Western Civilization

In Barcelona’s Las Ramblas Avenue in the afternoon of Thursday August 13 2017, a Muslim terrorist shouting allahu Akbar ploughed his van into an un-suspecting crowd enjoying an afternoon promenade in the balmy sunshine, killing 13 people and injuring more than a hundred. On June the 3rd in London Bridge another Muslim terrorist killed eight people and injured many others.

These atrocities have become a regular feature of our daily life in Europe. On May the 22, 2017 in the Manchester Arena 23 teens and young people were slaughtered while attending a concert by the singer Ariana Grande. In Stockholm April 7, Paris April 20th and many more similar atrocities.

We recoil with shock, feel the pain, shed the tears, light the candles, hold our vigils, and repeat the well-rehearsed mantra “we are not afraid”, “we are all Charlie Hebdo” and so on. In a day or two amnesia kicks in and we revert to our daily life with the explanation that the terrorists must not win.

Muslim terror attacks are our new normal. We have factored them into our very existence; we expect them and when they do come, we are not surprised. Regularity desensitized us, making us lose our instinct for outrage. Our reaction has become mute and ineffectual.

We always start with the question “why do they hate us?” followed by “and as they clearly do, why do they choose to live amongst us?”. I have answered these questions on a number of occasions in my other blogs.

Suffice to say that whilst many explanations are given the root of it lies in the Islamic scriptures particularly in the Quran, the edifice upon which the religion Islam is constructed.

This begs the all-important question, is immigration important for the continued overall growth of European societies? The answer is both Yes and No.! Yes, if the immigrants assimilate in their new host countries, in other words if they like and respect the societies and the culture they choose to live in. In the 16th and 17th centuries, to give but one example French Protestant Huguenots fled religious persecution in their country and sought refuge in the UK mostly in East London. They are now fully assimilated and form an important component of British society. Jews who migrated to Britain over many decades are now well integrated citizens who have made great contributions to British culture and way of life. There are many such examples in most European nations.

What distinguishes those new arrivals is that they are mostly inter-European migrants. Whether they are Poles, Irish, Spanish or even Russians, they share with their host countries a common European Judeo-Christian heritage, They come with no hidden agendas and more importantly they owe no allegiance nor loyalty to any external religious or political higher authority.

In a time of ageing populations in almost all European nations as well as a declining birth rate, inter-European movement of people from countries with high unemployment to countries requiring labour should be encouraged. In every single European country the birth rate is well below the crucial 2.1 level. Let us refer to this movement of citizens within Europe as internal migration as opposed to international migration from outside the European Union.

The post Brexit Europe should aim to stop the creeping incursion of illiberal and authoritarian ideologies disguised as “religions” or “cultures” into the continent’s liberal and democratic way of life. In most European nations, adherence to liberal values has resulted in the growth of illiberal values. To put it differently our free and liberal societies began to tolerate the intolerant. If this trend is not stopped its long-term consequences will be catastrophic for the face of Europe as we and our ancestors have known it. Europe’s tolerance and support of the wrongly called ideal of multi-culturalism has resulted in the growth of a continent of multi-faithism. In most instances, International migrants have failed and in many cases chosen not to – integrate in their host nations. In other cases, they displayed non-acceptance and/or blatant hostility towards the hosts’ values. A considerable number aggregated in ghettos where they set up schools indoctrinating their young ones in the culture of their home countries.

The revival of a religious narrative in many European nations as an inevitable backlash to the growth of alien religiosity amidst secular Europeans, is another disturbing phenomenon. It took Europe five hundred years of evolution to reach this stage of separation of state and religion.

If not halted immediately the consequence of continued International immigration to Europe will have a severe impact on European civilization. As Douglas Murray puts in in his excellent book “The Strange Death of Europe”

“Demographic studies show ethnic Swedes becoming a minority in Sweden within the lifespan of most people currently alive, which raises the fascinating question of whether Swedish identity has any chance of surviving this generation. This question will also have to be faced by every other Western European country”

Bleak Future?

The recent waves of immigration were the principle (albeit unspoken) cause of Brexit and the rise of right wing nationalist parties in most European states. Islamic violence shocked the American people as well resulting in the victory of Donald Trump.

Inaction by the centrist governments in Europe is political nihilism. If European leaders, subdued by the tyranny of guilt and history continue to gloss over the caldron that is bubbling on the continent public outrage at the changing demographic landscape of the continent will erupt into extremism and violent nationalism. Europeans, naively considered Islamic new comers as no different from other migrants to the continent, eager to integrate in a superior culture and become active part of it. What they did not imagine is that a considerable number of the Muslim newcomers didn’t want to integrate but to dominate.The era of dog eats dog at the height of the Weimar Republic will raise its nasty head again if the political status quo is not changed. Seeking shelter in extremism will be the only shelter available to the disaffected masses. In the words of Tony BlankleyThe day is upon us when the West will have to decide which it values more: granting European rights and tolerance to those who wish to destroy us, or the survival of Western civilization”

In order to make sure that this nightmare scenario does not occur two overarching objectives must be fulfilled.

  1. A strong European Union ultimately leading to the establishment of the UNITED STATES OF EUROPE with unhindered internal movement of its citizens and a securely protected external border.
  2. A stop to all immigration from outside the European continent except for persecuted members of minorities who do not adhere to values in conflict with European values. This excludes Turkey, a non-European Islamic nation tittering on the precipice of dictatorship whose overall cultural and political values are in stark contrast to European civilization. Its application for membership to the European Union should be sent back immediately.

Anything short of the above will not satisfy the majority of Europeans.

Grooming For Terror

Grooming for Terror
In the name of Allah بِسْمِ ٱللَّه

No one becomes a murdering terrorist overnight. But young men who blow themselves up to take with them as many people as possible, or draw a knife and slit the throat of an innocent unsuspecting priest at the height of performing his mass, or drive a vehicle and run over entire families enjoying a day out on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice-France or other similar atrocities, do have one thing in common.

They are true Muslim Puritans who fulfil the commands of Allah as literally dictated in the Quran and in Muslim scriptures.

Their victims too have one thing in common. They are all Kuffar, infidels who continue to resist Islam’s Daawa (call, summons,) to join the “pure” religion ( al din al Haneef) and by doing so have sealed their own fate.

Quran

The Quran is the first and most important instrument of grooming. A child reading the Quran at an early age will inevitably see the extent of hatred heaped on all non-Muslims on whom, in the words of Sam Harris, Allah is in the process of “mocking,” “cursing,” “shaming,” “punishing,” “scourging,” “judging,” “burning,” “anni­hilating,” “not forgiving,” and “not reprieving.”

A child engrossed in the Quran will learn that Allah pro­longs the life and prosperity of the infidels so that they may continue heaping sin upon sin upon themselves and all the more richly deserve the torments that await them beyond the grave

On almost every page of the Quran vulnerable children are being groomed for conflict with the infidels (the Kuffar ).

Also on almost every page, the seeds of hatred are being planted. The link between Islam and violence is there for every child to absorb. And when the child is in life’s early stages of innocence and development the foundation for grooming are being laid. A child will also begin to absorb the degree of trickery and deviousness of the narrative which will help him in later life explain and justify acts of terror against non Muslims.

The child will have learnt that the Kuffar are indispensable and that they are nothing more than fuel for the eternal fires of Allah’s justice.

Madrassa

As soon as a Muslim child is of a nursery or elementary school age he/she is sent to a Madrassa where the second important stage of grooming takes place.
Madrassas are the most common type of school for religious instruction at the elementary level in the Islamic world.These schools specialize in the teaching of Qur’anic texts which children are trained to learn by heart.

Islamic instruction at the Madrassa is combined with anti-Western propaganda. In most instances the Madrassas are places where terrorists are formed ideologically
These centuries-old Islamic religious institutions came into closer focus after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, when experts suspected that Madrassas teaching Islamic extremism were tied to al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, fementing anti-Western propaganda and fostering hatred toward the West in general.

Unquestionably in recent years, there has been a rise in the number of religious schools in the Islamic world, and particularly of schools dominated by the more fundamentalist Wahhabi and Salafi strains of Islam.

The schools are mostly funded by Saudi Arabia, considered to be the major exporter of finance and Wahhabi ideology to the world. In Pakistan to give but one example about 24,000 Madrassas are funded by Saudi Arabia which has “unleashed a tsunami of money to export intolerance”, as stated recently by a top American senator.
“It would be troublesome but perhaps acceptable for the House of Saud to promote the intolerant and extremist Wahhabi creed just domestically. But, unfortunately, for decades the Saudis have also lavishly financed its propagation abroad. Exact numbers are not known, but it is thought that more than $100 billion have been spent on exporting fanatical Wahhabism to various much poorer Muslim nations worldwide over the past three decades. It might well be twice that number. By comparison, the Soviets spent about $7 billion spreading communism worldwide in the 70 years from 1921 and 1991.”

Other donors include Qatar who through its mouthpiece Aljazeera Arabic conducts a relentless campaign of extreme Islamic propaganda and brain washing.

Family

Children are increasingly being “radicalised in their bedrooms” The role of Muslim families in grooming a future terrorist is often under estimated. In tribal societies, as in the Middle East in general parents exercise greater influence on their children. Those parents who hold literalist views of the Islamic scriptures particularly the Quran will pass on these views to their offspring whether consciously or unconsciously.
Within the family milieu children will be exposed to the violent, anti-Western extremist views and rhetoric of their parents. This will inevitably lead to the development of a distorted world view in the child in which extremist ideology seems the norm. Within such family’s children are being individually groomed and radicalized by their parents whilst the parents themselves are often unaware of what is going on. Gradually they become victims of brain washing and insidious radicalization. This constitutes as important a layer of grooming as the Quran.

A common feature of this form of subtle grooming is that the child does not recognise the exploitative nature of what is happening and does not see himself as victim of exploitation. The parents also may have inadvertently expedited this process of grooming by reinforcing the narrative already learnt in the Quran, the Madrassas, the local mosques and on the internet.

In the progress of grooming parents will not take too much notice of changes in the child’s character and demeaner. Expressing intolerant views towards non-Muslims, espousing verbal support for illegal organizations which are lauded by the parents and often referred to “real Muslims”, “true Mujahids in Allah’s cause” are viewed with satisfaction by parents who feel they have succeeded in their mission to bring up their children as “good Muslims” The child’s family continues to be supportive of their child’s views and behaviour regardless of how extremists they appear to be.

Children as young as seven have been identified as being groomed for terrorism, with some already talking about become suicide bombers In the UK around 10 primary school pupils, aged between seven and 10, have been referred to a Government scheme to help combat the radicalisation of youngsters. (the Telegraph Monday 19 June 2017) one child wrote in his school book: “I want to be a suicide bomber.” (the telegraph Monday 19 June 2017)

Mosque

Recently released Guantanamo files revealed that 35 Jihadists were groomed for terrorism at British mosques before being sent to fight against the West.
Numerous mosques in Western nations have become an international haven for extremists who in many instances enjoyed state benefits while being trained for terrorism, the leaked documents show.

The files point to the crucial role of mosque preachers in indoctrinating extremists. U.S. intelligence officers describe the notorious Finsbury Park mosque in North London, as a haven for Islamic extremists and “an attack planning and propaganda production base’.

Internet

Terrorism on the Internet extends far beyond Web sites directly operated or controlled by terrorist organizations.

Their supporters and sympathizers are increasingly taking advantage of all the tools available on the Web. “The proliferation of blogs has been exponential,”

The Internet appeals to terrorists for the same reasons it attracts everyone else: It’s inexpensive, easily accessible, it’s anonymous, has little or no regulation, is interactive, allows for multimedia content and the potential audience is huge.

“One of the things that IS (Islamic State) has been incredibly successful at has been using the internet and social networking for the dissemination of their own propaganda.” The use of the Internet to spawn hate sites and recruit advocates for hate began as early as the 1990s Since then hundreds of hate sites and other websites. advocating terror have been developed.

Gabriel Weimann, a professor of communication at Haifa University in Israel and a terrorism researcher monitors more than 7,000 such sites.

 “You can walk into an Internet café, enter a chat room or Web site, download instructions to make a bomb, and no one can find you,” says Weimann. “They can trace you all the way down to the computer terminal, but by then you’ll already be gone.”

The University of Arizona’s “Dark Web” project, which tracks terrorist and extremist content in cyberspace, estimates there are roughly 50,000 such Web sites, discussion forums, chat rooms, blogs, Yahoo user groups, video-sharing sites, social networking sites and virtual worlds. They help to distribute content — such as videos of beheadings and suicide attacks, speeches by terrorist leaders and training manuals — that may originate on just a few hundred sites.

Terrorist groups use the Internet for research and communication and training The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists who attacked the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon used the Internet to research flight schools, coordinate their actions through e-mail and gather flight information. The Global Islamic Media Front, a propaganda arm of al Qaeda, issued a series of 19 training lessons in 2003 covering topics like security, physical training, weapons and explosives.

The internet is also used for fundraising: In 1997, the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka stole user IDs and passwords from faculty at Britain’s Sheffield University and used the e-mail accounts to send out messages asking for donations.

The use of the Internet for recruitment and radicalization is particularly worrisome. The Internet is where “the gas meets the flame,” says Evan F. Kohlmann, a senior investigator with the NEFA Foundation, a New York-based terrorism research organization. The internet provides the medium where would-be megalomaniacs can try and recruit deluded and angry young men. and magnify that anger to convince them to carry out acts of violence.”

Conclusion

A question often heard and debated in academic circles and elsewhere is “why do they hate us?” Why do they hate us to the point of killing innocent men women and children who have no quarrel with Islam and who in most probability know very little or may be even nothing about the religion? Why do they kill tourists visiting and spending money in their country and thus helping the economy of their country grow and prosper? The explanation is not political. It is not economic. It is not social.

The answer is purely religious. Muslims’ hatred of non-Muslims- the Kuffar- is in their DNA. Every Muslim who reads the Quran is born with it. Ever since the Quran was written and adopted as the holy book of Muslims, this hatred has been passed on from generation to generation over the last 1500 years.

While only a small minority of Muslims resort to terror all Muslims share a literal interpretation and total acceptance of the Quran’s narrative. The only difference is that the terrorists are the puritans who take the Quran’s call to “punish” the infidels literally and act on it with conviction.

From the moment the grooming starts at birth to the time a heinous act of terror is committed, the terrorist passes through a number of grooming “stations” as described above. Some pass through all the stations, others go through one or more. The influence of each station varies depending on a number of circumstances. The one thing they all have in common (justification of a future act of terror by the “apprentice” is the reference to the words of Allah as delivered to Muhammad in the Quran. The infidels are nothing more than fuel for the eternal fires of Allah’s justice. As such the Quran remains the perennial and most important station in the grooming of terrorists.

References

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-yousaf-butt-/saudi-wahhabism-islam-terrorism_b_6501916.html

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/12/08/the-links-between-madrassas-and-terror

Quran Quotes

It is the same whether or not you forewarn them (the unbelievers) ers], they will have no faith” (2:6).

“Allah will mock them and keep them long in sin, blundering blindly along” (2:15).

 A fire “whose fuel is men and stones” awaits them (2:24)

 They will be “rewarded with disgrace in this world and with grievous punishment on the Day of Resurrection” (2:85).

 “Allah’s curse be upon the infidels!” (2:89).

 “They have incurred Allah’s most inexorable wrath. An igno­minious punishment awaits [them]” (2:90).

 “Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers” (2:98).

 “The unbelievers among the People of the Book [Christians and Jews], and the pagans, resent that any blessing should have been sent down to you from your Lord” (2:105).

 “They shall be held up to shame in this world and sternly punished in the hereafter” (2.114).

 “Those to whom We [Allah] have given the Book, and who read it as it ought to be read, truly believe in it; those that deny it shall assuredly be lost” (2:122).

 “[We] shall let them live awhile, and then shall drag them to the scourge of the Fire. Evil shall be their fate” (2.126).

 “The East and the West are Allah’s. He guides whom He will to a straight path” (2.142).

 “Do not say that those slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, but you are not aware of them” (Z:TSq.).

 “But the infidels who die unbelievers shall incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all men. Under it they shall remain for ever; their punishment shall not be lightened, nor shall they be reprieved” (za6z).

 “They shall sigh with remorse, but shall never come out of the Fire” (Za68).

 “The unbelievers are like beasts which, call out to them as one may, can hear nothing but a shout and a cry. Deaf, dumb, and blind, they understand nothing” (za72).

 “Theirs shall be a woeful punishment” (Z:a7S).

 How stead­fastly they seek the Fire! That is because Allah has revealed the Book with truth; those that disagree about it are in extreme schism” (z:T76

 “Slay them wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Idolatry is worse than carnage. [I] f they attack you put them to the sword. Thus shall the unbe­lievers be rewarded: but if they desist, Allah is forgiving and merci­ful. Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme. But if they desist, fight none except the evil­ doers”(za9o-93).

 “Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dis­like it. But you may hate a thing although it is good for you, and love a thing although it is bad for you. Allah knows, but you know not” (z:zz6).

 “They will not cease to fight against you until they force you to renounce your faith-if they are able. But whoever of you recants and dies an unbeliever, his works shall come to nothing in this world and in the world to come. Such men shall be the ten­ants of Hell, wherein they shall abide forever. Those that have embraced the Faith, and those that have fled their land and fought for the cause of Allah, may hope for Allah’s mercy” (z:zy-a8).

 “Allah does not guide the evil-doers” (z:z58).

 “Allah does not guide the unbelievers” (z:z6q.).

 “The evil-doers shall have none to help them” (z:z7o).

 “Allah gives guidance to whom He will” (z:z7z).

 “Those that deny Allah’s revelations shall be sternly punished; Allah is mighty and capable of revenge” (3:5).

 “As for the unbeliev­ers, neither their riches nor their children will in the least save them from Allah’s judgment. They shall become fuel for the Fire” (3ao).

 “Say to the unbelievers: ‘You shall be overthrown and driven into Hell-an evil resting place!'” (3az).

 “The only true faith in Allah’s sight is Islam. He that denies Allah’s revelations should know that swift is Allah’s reckoning” (3:z9)

 “Let the believers not make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful-he that does this has nothing to hope for from Allah-except in self-defence” (3:z8).

 “Believers, do not make friends with any but your own people. They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is evident from what they utter with their mouths, but greater is the hatred which their breasts conceal” (3:na8).

 “If you have suffered a defeat, so did the enemy. We alter­nate these vicissitudes among mankind so that Allah may know the true believers and choose martyrs from among you (Allah does not love the evil-doers); and that Allah may test the faithful and annihi­late the infidels” (3a4o).

 “Believers, if you yield to the infidels they will drag you back to unbelief and you will return headlong to perdi­tion. We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. The Fire shall be their home” (3:14951).

 “Believers, do not follow the example of the infidels, who say of their brothers when they meet death abroad or in battle: ‘Had they stayed with us they would not have died, nor would they have been killed.’ Allah will cause them to regret their words. If you should die or be slain in the cause of Allah, Allah’s forgiveness and His mercy would surely be better than all the riches they amass” (3:156).

 “Never think that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, and well provided for by their Lord; pleased with His gifts and rejoicing that those they left behind, who have not yet joined them, have nothing to fear or to regret; rejoicing in Allah’s grace and bounty. Allah will not deny the faithful their reward” (3a6g).

 “Let not the unbelievers think that We prolong their days for their own good. We give them respite only so that they may commit more grievous sins. Shameful pun­ishment awaits them” (3a78).

 “Those that suffered persecution for My sake and fought and were slain: I shall forgive them their sins and admit them to gardens watered by running streams, as a reward from Allah; Allah holds the richest recompense. Do not be deceived by the fortunes of the unbelievers in the land. Their prosperity is brief. Hell shall be their home, a dismal resting place” (3:I9596).

“Allah has cursed them in their unbelief” (4:46).

 “Allah will not for­give those who serve other Allahs besides Him; but He will forgive whom He will for other sins. He that serves other Allahs besides Allah is guilty of a heinous sin. Consider those to whom a portion of the Scriptures was given. They believe in idols and false Allahs and say of the infidels: ‘These are better guided than the believers”‘ (4:50-51).

 “Those that deny Our revelation We will burn in fire. No sooner will their skins be consumed than We shall give them other skins, so that they may truly taste the scourge. Allah is mighty and wise” (4:5556).

“Believers, do not seek the friendship of the infidels and those who were given the Book before you, who have made of your reli­gion a jest and a pastime” (5:57).

 “That which is revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase the wickedness and unbelief of many among them. We have stirred among them enmity and hatred, which will endure till the Day of Resurrection” (5:65).

 “Allah does not guide the unbelievers” (5:67).

 “That which is revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase the wickedness and unbe­lief of many among them. But do not grieve for the unbelievers” (5:69).

 “You see many among them making friends with unbeliev­ers. Evil is that to which their souls prompt them. They have incurred the wrath of Allah and shall endure eternal torment. You will find that the most implacable of men in their enmity to the faithful are the Jews and the pagans, and that the nearest in affection to them are those who say: ‘We are Christians” (5:80-82).

 “[T]hose that disbelieve and deny Our revelations shall become the inmates of Hell” (5:86).

 “[T]hey deny the truth when it is declared to them: but they shall learn the consequences of their scorn” (6:5).

 “We had made them more powerful in the land than yourselves [the Meccans], sent down for them abundant water from the sky and gave them rivers that rolled at their feet. Yet because they sinned We destroyed them all and raised up other generations after them. If We sent down to you a Book inscribed on real parchment and they touched it with their own hands, the unbelievers would still assert: ‘This is but plain sor­cery.’ They ask: ‘Why has no angel been sent down to him [Muham­mad]?’ If We had sent down an angel, their fate would have been sealed and they would have never been reprieved” (6:5-8).

 “Who is more wicked than the man who invents falsehoods about Allah or denies His revelations?” (6:2z).

 “Some of them listen to you. But We have cast veils over their hearts and made them hard of hearing lest they understand your words. They will believe in none of Our signs, even if they see them one and all. When they come to argue with you the unbelievers say: ‘This is nothing but old fictitious tales.’ They forbid it and depart from it. They ruin none but themselves, though they do not perceive it. If you could see them when they are set before the Fire! They will say: ‘Would that we could return! Then we would not deny the revelations of our Lord and would be true believers’ (6:23-27).

 “But if they were sent back, they would return to that which they have been forbidden. They are liars all” (6:29).

 “Had Allah pleased He would have given them guidance, one and all” (6:35).

 “Deaf and dumb are those that deny Our revelations: they blunder about in darkness. Allah confounds whom He will, and guides to a straight path whom He pleases.” (6:39)

“[T]heir hearts were hardened, and Satan made their deeds seem fair to them. And when they had clean forgotten Our admonition We granted them all that they desired; but just as they were rejoicing in what they were given, We suddenly smote them and they were plunged into utter despair. Thus were the evil-doers annihilated. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universe!” (6:q.3-45)

 “Those that deny Our revelations shall be punished for their misdeeds” (6:q.9)

 “Such are those that are damned by their own sins. They shall drink scalding water and be sternly punished for their unbelief” (6:70)

 “Could you but see the wrongdoers when death overwhelms them! With hands out­stretched, the angels will say: ‘Yield up your souls. You shall be rewarded with the scourge of shame this day, for you have said of Allah what is untrue and scorned His revelations” (6:93).

 “Avoid the pagans. Had Allah pleased, they would not have worshipped idols. We will turn away their hearts and eyes from the Truth since they refused to believe in it at first. We will let them blunder about in their wrongdoing. If We sent the angels down to them, and caused the dead to speak to them,. and ranged all things in front of them, they would still not believe, unless Allah willed otherwise. Thus have We assigned for every prophet an enemy: the devils among men and jinn, who inspire each other with vain and varnished false­hoods. But had your Lord pleased, they would not have done so. Therefore leave them to their own inventions, so that the hearts of those who have no faith in the life to come may be inclined to what they say and, being pleased, persist in their sinful ways” (6ao7-iz).

 “The devils will teach their votaries to argue with you. If you obey them you shall yourselves become idolaters. Allah will humiliate the transgressors and mete out to them a grievous punishment for their scheming” (6azi-25).

 “If Allah wills to guide a man, He opens his bosom to Islam. But if he pleases to confound him, He makes his bosom small and narrow as though he were climbing up to heaven. Thus shall Allah lay the scourge on the unbelievers” (6a25).

Seventh Century Man

Puritans and Sophisticates

Puritans

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Islamist seventh century man strikes again. This time his target was a Jordanian Christian/atheist Cartoonist, Nahed Hattar, who was assassinated for the crime of sharing Allah cartoon in a local paper.


Seventh century man roams the world in the twenty first century, oblivious of the passing of time. A throwback, a mutation from a distant past he is to be found everywhere: in Europe, in the Americas and in many other corners of the globe.

His journey started in his “sacred” homeland in Arabia. His sublime role model is the infallible prophet on whom he mirrors his everyday life and actions. He is in fact Abd u Allah (the slave of Allah). That is why quite often he and those of his ilk have names that start with the letters abd (slave) followed by one of the ninety nine names of Allah. His relationship with the Allah (and his prophet) is that of Master and Servant.

Unwavering in his convictions he is essentially a puritan, a true Muslim who follows the scriptures scrupulously.  Groomed from birth by said scriptures his narrative is not open to different interpretations, nuances nor doubt.

He is propelled by a subconscious inner drive to hold all his attitudes and beliefs in harmony and to avoid any cognitive dissonance. Even though he could be born in London, New York, Paris or anywhere away from his ancestral homeland, he will have built an iron clad shield around his mind to stop it from being polluted by the cultural influences of the society in which he is physically domiciled.

In most instances, he is an un-schooled simpleton, with a binary outlook on the world consisting of us –bait al Islam, the house of Islam and them –al Kuffar- the infidels who do not belong to bait al Islam.

The result of this compelling urge to maintain cognitive consistency takes a heavy toll on him and gives rise to a psychotic bi-polarism resulting in criminally irrational and manipulative behaviour.

To his mind though he is a true Muslim and not a terrorist. He is the one who executes the edicts of his master as written in the book. His murderous acts are always preceded by the declaration that Allah U Akbar (God is the greatest). In other words, as God’s obedient and unquestioning servant, he is justifying to himself and to the world that the action he is about to undertake will be done in fulfilment of Allah’s wishes.   “Oh Master I am about to execute your commands!”.

As a puritan he was groomed to believe that those who disobey the will of Allah and the prophet must be dispatched to Jahannam -the inferno where the they will burn for eternity.

Fear of Jahannam is the major reason for his actions. Seventh century man, domiciled in the twenty first century,  is crippled by fear.  This is why, whenever he is instructed to eliminate a kaffir, he jumps at the opportunity to achieve martyrdom. As he has learnt from birth, al shahada-martyrdom- will speedily dispatch him to Al -Janna, paradise where he will be rewarded with endless supplies of wine and women, the terrestrial pleasures he is denied (or denies himself) while in transition on earth from the present fleeting existence he is enduring, to the eternal and blissful afterlife.

Sophisticates

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Seventh Century Man also roams the globe in a somewhat different re-incarnation. This version of seventh century man is far more sophisticated in his pronouncements than his fellow Puritan. A Sophisticate, he too will have lived in the West for many years if not all his life. He has mastered the art of narrative deception making his pronouncements sound conciliatory and moderate in order not alienate his Western interlocutors.

Unlike his fellow Puritan he is highly intelligent and educated in some of the top universities in the land. He has no reservation in referring to himself as a Muslim. However, he never ceases to protest that “Islam is a religion of peace” and that “terrorists are not real Muslims nor do they speak for Islam” He has perfected the art of manipulating the facts in order to back up his “moderate “narrative.

Sophisticates and Puritans have one fundamental thing in common. They both abhor change in the religious doctrine that binds them and determines their world view and their everyday life.

A Sophisticate would never be heard questioning the word of Allah as “written” in the Holy Book, nor advocating the reform of the Quran that controls his very existence.  That would amount to blasphemy which is a serious crime in Islam punishable by death. (Quranic verses that support the many Hadith that establish the death sentence for apostates are Quran verses 2:2179:73-7488:215:549:66. ) He is equally gripped by fear and psychological bi-polarism.

When asked by Richard Dawkins in a recent Oxford University debate – whether he believes that Mohammad flew on a winged horse to meet up with Allah in the heavens and on his way there and back alighted in Jerusalem, British born Mehdi Hassan a journalist of renown with a degree from Oxford university replied emphatically that he did “because as a Muslim I believe in everything written in the Quran”.  And for good measure he also added that he teaches his daughter the Quran including the tale of the winged horse!

“But you are an educated man of the twenty-first century!” retorted Dawkins committing his only faux pax of the evening. What in fact Dawkins should have said “I am not surprised to hear this from you coming as it does from a seventh century man transplanted in the 21st century

May be Dawkins did not realise that the Sophisticate is as literalist in his interpretation of the Muslim scriptures as his fellow puritans.

The only difference between the Sophisticates and the Puritans is that, for a variety of reasons, Sophisticates shy away from the use of physical violence.

The Future

Reza Aslan the Iranian American historian of religion wrongly believes that Islam’s Reformation has been going on for the last one hundred years. He cites as examples the numerous convulsions, uprisings and terrorist -led organizations that have swept the region throughout the last century.

None of those was meant to reform Islam; they were uprisings against foreigners (colonialists), Kuffar (infidels), or local corrupt rulers. Not one of those movements ever called for the reform of the religion itself upon which their entire political and social edifice is constructed.  Rather, they all emphasised that “الاسلام هوالحل” Islam is the solution.

Islamic reform beginning with the reformation of the Quran itself has not started yet; who would have dared start it when all Muslims believe that the Quran is “the word of Allah which cannot be altered”. Also, in the absence of a higher Islamic authority- a church- that speaks for Islam (everyone and no one speaks for Islam today) who in the Muslim world would dare be the bearer of the first torch of radical Islamic reform?

In the end however reason, science and technology will prevail. Cultures based on ancient myths and beliefs will ultimately be swept away. In the words of Charles Darwin 1809 “it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”.

The Islamic world is decades if not centuries away from making this paradigm shift.

Egyptian Leader Laughs At Hijab Law In 1958

Times have not changed. The people went BACK to the seventh century in the entire Muslim World!!! A unique phenomenon to this part of the world only.

Islamophobia Debunked

There is no such thing as Islamophobia – this is a term of propaganda designed to protect Islam from the forces of secularism by conflating all criticism of it with racism and xenophobia. And it is doing its job, because people like you have been taken in by it.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali,

“Islamophobia” is a term adopted by Muslim apologists and members of the Liberal and Left wing establishment. In a supposed show of tolerance, they embrace a totalitarian ideology in its most vicious form. Western liberals have in essence sided with the Islamists fanatics betraying those who genuinely seek to reform Islam.
The net result was tarnishing the understandable fear , anger and weariness of Europeans and Americans of the incessant Muslim terror attacks and the rising hostility towards the non-Muslims host populations derisibly referred to in most Muslim scriptures as the Kuffar: infidels.

Islamophobia is a recent term that started appearing in the mid to late 1990s . It must not be confused with “xenophobia”, the blanket and unjustifiable fear of the strangers.

Prior to the rise of Islamic terror , Muslim residents in Europe and America enjoyed a relatively peaceful co-existence in their host nations . Islam was viewed as yet an other addition to the religious mosaic that is Europe and America. Most citizens in the host nations considered Islam no differently from the way they considered their own religions- a set of rules and directives regulating Man’s spiritual relationship with God . There was no reason to delve deeply into the true Islam nor to dissect its scriptures and holy book. As such there was no discrimination against Muslims due to their religion, or perceived religious, national, or ethnic identity .

The onslaught of indiscriminate terror on unsuspecting civilians changed all that . People began to wonder why the Muslims hate us. Many scholars began to take a serious look at the Islamic scriptures particularly the Quan “the constitution of Islam” resulting in rational criticism of the religion based on historical factual evidence . This is no different from the criticism of the tenets of other religions or ideologies and is not an indication of bigotry or prejudice. The European Renaissance and Reformation would never have come into existence had it not been for the criticism of Christianity.

The term ‘Islamophobia,’ is a malicious attack on free thinking and a means of muzzling all criticism of Islam . It must not to be equated with anti-Semitism, racism, sexism and homophobia. These are expressions of hostility, prejudice, and discrimination against Jews, people of colour, women and homosexuals for no reason other than for being who they are. They have not committed atrocities against innocent people of a different religion, race sex or sexual orientation.

The correct term to define the weariness sweeping the world because of Islamic terror and the justified reaction to it should be ISLAMO-WEARINESS or ISLAMO -FATIGUE.

Critics of Islam are being shamed into silence for criticizing the Muslim religious tenets by calling them bigots and Islamophobes. The real aim is to shield the ideology of Islam itself from criticism. The fear of being labelled an Islamophobe is increasing thus fulfilling the objectives of those who aim at curtailing any criticism of the religion itself.

Sam Harris described Islamophobia as a “word created by fascists, & used by cowards, to manipulate morons.” He added:

“Islam is not a race, ethnicity, or nationality: it’s a set of ideas, criticism of these ideas should never be confused with an animus toward people. And yet it is. I’m convinced that this is often done consciously, strategically, and quite cynically as a means of shutting down conversation on important topics.”

Islam at the Crossroads of History

Islam at the Crossroads of History

Sink or swim

Islam is at a crossroad of destiny. Muslims face a bleak future as long as they continue to “live in the seventh century” and discuss issues framed by seventh century’s ideas.

The recent rise of Islamic Salafism ( a yearning to the seventh century, the early days of Muhammad and the rise of Islam ) is due to a number of reasons but primarily due to state collapse which provided the fertile breeding ground for the growth of numerous extremist groups representing the two major strands in Islam , Sunnis and Shias. Both operate through their proxy creations in most countries in the region., the Sunnis via a plethora of extremist terror groups such as AL Qaeda , ISIS (aka DAESH), al-Nusra Front and others , while the Shias operate via the Lebanon-based Hizb Allah and other Shia offshoots.

The Sunni groups are nurtured and financed by Qatar , Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. According to a recent Brookings report the majority of funds transfers go via Kuwait which has become the hub for financial transfers to most extremist Sunni groups who are Inspired by the Salafist Saudi ideology of Wahhabism while the Shia’s affiliates are sponsored , finance and armed by Iran . . Both Iran and Saudi Arabia continue to stoke the fires of Sunni-Shia conflict to serve their own ends although the Saudi contribution is far greater than that of Iran as the Shia are a minority in the region.

THE Sunni groups are the deadliest and most dangerous of all the terror organizations .They embrace both the political extremism of Syed Al Qutb, the ideologue of neo Islamic fundamentalism in the 60s and 7os together with the ultra conservative cultural and social tenets of Wahhabism.

The Arabs have always been tormented by the question of why they find themselves at such a disadvantage vis-a vis the rest of the world. They have struggled to understand how they could possibly compete with more developed nations.

Why have Islam Arab countries so totally failed to create democracy for their 400 million people is one of the most frequently asked questions of the twenty first century . . What makes Islam Arab society susceptible to dictatorships and fanatics bent on destroying their countries and people ? Are Arabs so steeped in seventh century tribal patriarchy that they only feel safe and secure under the totalitarian rule of a father figure ? Or do they suffer from a vast inferiority complex viz a viz the West resulting in their reflexive rejection of all Western institutions including Western democracy? To put it differently are Islam and democracy utterly incompatible ? The answer is a resounding yes.

Islam, is at the core of most of the Arabs’ troubles. The faith’s claim, to combine spiritual and earthly authority, with no separation of mosque and state, has stunted the development of independent political institutions. Why bother with building and questioning anything when “the Quran, the undisputed and final word of Allah has all the answers”! ! Consequently Arab countries have failed in fostering the institutional prerequisites of democracy—the give-and-take of parliamentary discourse, protection for minorities, the emancipation of women, a free press, independent courts and universities and trade unions.

In the business and economic spheres Islam’s control of all activities led to the extinguishing and strangulation of all aspects of a liberal economy. The state alone is in the driving seat . To give but one example privatisation in most Arab nations is carried out for the benefits of cohorts of the ruling elites. Virtually no markets are free, barely any world-class companies developed, and entrepreneurial Arabs who wanted to excel in business or scholarship had to go to America or Europe to do so.”
Muslims do not believe in free speech nor in freedom of religion. The mere talk of secularism and human rights is anathema to the Arab mind. Coupled with this is the deeply rooted irrational and self-defeating hatred of Israel, America and the West.

There has been depressingly little discussion among Muslims of what is wrong with the Islamic world to have produced evil killers such as ISIS and Al-Qaida and thousands more like them roaming the world and wreaking horror and indiscriminate murder on innocent civilians. Worse of all the same old Islamic arrogance still prevails: it’s all the West’s fault and it’s the West who must apologise for its imperialism and for being centuries more advanced than the Arabs!

The net result of all this is civilizational decline: pluralism, education and open markets are in decline everywhere in the IslamArabia world Rulers’ narrative consists of one message only “the need for stability and military preparedness for the coming war to destroy and eliminate the enemy, Israel. This narrative is peddled to their hapless populations as the panacea for all societies’ ills. Until these glorious aims are fulfilled all the resources of the state will be deployed for the patriotic achievement of this outcome . Meantime all the ills of society are blamed not on Islam but on Israel and its patron , the “Great Satan” the USA.

The status quo will continue while the traditional crippled Arab culture of the 7th century continues to prevail. This seems likely in the foreseeable future as Muslims are not inclined to accept their own failures whether personally , nationally or culturally.

In other words Arabs have got to accept that the cause of their failure is their own culture based on their 7th century totalitarian religion. Muslims including the few so-called moderates among them do not have a commitment to free themselves from the shackles of their religion’s iron-clad grip on their lives. In the words of Ayaan Hirsi Ali “while all human beings are equal, cultures and religions are not. … It is part of Muslim culture to oppress women and part of all tribal cultures to institutionalize patronage, nepotism and corruption” Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nomad (2010).

Muslims are the victims of a tyrannical culture embodied in the culture’s main pillar that is Islam which stifles innovation and critical thinking with the result that all Arab states suffer from a low level of scientific and technological knowhow, “knowledge deficit,”

Most Muslims states are “ hollow entities built on weak conceptual frameworks” around individual ruling dynasties. The state’s main raison d’etre is to operate in the service of the ruling dynasties regardless of whether they are republics or monarchies. . That is why Arab states have only been able to function under strong authoritarian regimes . .

Knowledge in the Arab world is not up to par because their schools and universities place too great an emphasis on memorization and rote learning.
Creativity and ingenuity are lacking in the Islamic Arab world. And despite their extremely modern image, even the Gulf states import technology from around the world and the locals have no stake in production.

Modernisation has to stem from “the traditions and culture of the region”. Until these traditions and culture have been updated, no start towards real modernisation will be made. Muslims are now at a historical crossroad . They face a stark choice : sink or swim.

The Plight of Christians in Islamic Lands

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“In all its history, Islam has shown a warlike and conquering face; for almost a thousand years, Europe and it’s Christians lived under its constant threat. What remains of the Christian population in Islamic countries is still subjected to perpetual discrimination with regular episodes of bloody persecution.:

Giuseppe De Rosa, S.I.

Most anti-Christian persecution in the world took place at the hands of Muslims.
American scholar Raymond Ibrahim wrote that “the overwhelming majority of Christian `persecution around the world today is being committed at the hands of Muslims of all races, languages, cultures and socio-political circumstances: Muslims from among America’s allies (Saudi Arabia) and its enemies (Iran); Muslims from economically rich nations (Qatar) and from poor nations (Somalia and Yemen); Muslims from ‘Islamic republic’ nations (Afghanistan) and from ‘moderate’ nations (Malaysia and Indonesia); and Muslims from nations rescued by America (Kuwait).”
Ibrahim noted that in countries that underwent “Arab Spring” uprisings, increased persecution occurred after the regimes collapsed. “Muslim persecution of Christians,” Ibrahim wrote, is “part of a continuum that started nearly 14 centuries ago.”

This ongoing religious persecution is forcing millions of Christians to flee their homes. Christians are disappearing from entire regions in the Middle East particularly in the land where Christianity was born, Palestine.
In other Middle East countries (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq), there were flourishing Christian populations prior to the Islamic invasion and occupation of the region. Today there are only small Christian communities remaining.
In Africa, the situation is not much better. Most Christians in northern Nigeria have fled their homes where the Islamist terror group Boko Haram is waging a campaign of terror against Christians in the country.
In the Maghreb states, there were numerous Christian communities before the Muslim invasion. After the Arab conquest, Christianity was absorbed by the occupying Islam to such an extent that today Christianity has a presence only in Egypt represented by the Coptic church which makes up 8% percent of the Egyptian population. This number is decreasing by the year.
Christian women and girls in Muslim countries have always been particularly vulnerable due to the repression prompted by their gender and the hostility and persecution that comes from their minority Christian faith. In Pakistan and Afghanistan women are regularly abducted and raped for minor infringements of the Islamic dress code.
The Middle East continues to be a major hub of anti-Christian persecution. David Alton the crossbench peer and campaigner on the issue, described events in Syria and Iraq as “a genocide that dares not speak its name”.

In all the places where Islam imposed itself by military force Christianity practically disappeared or was reduced to tiny pockets in an endless sea of Islamic rule. Reduction of Christianity to small minorities was not only due to violent religious persecution, but to the conditions in which Christians were forced to live within the occupying Islamic state. Throughout its history, Islam has shown a disdain for the “infidels” who were given a choice: to convert to Islam, pay the dhimma (a punitive tax) be deported from Islamic lands or be eliminated or killed.” (Quran, Sura 9:29).

Did Christians ever enjoy harmony and equality under Islamic rule? Was there a cultural golden age in Islamic Spain, with Muslims, Christians and Jews living in harmony as we have been made to believe through myths and uncorroborated facts?? Irrefutable evidence points to the contrary. America Castro, who coined the word convivence to describe the life of the three faiths in Spain, wrote, in his book The Structure of Spanish History: “Each of the three peoples of the peninsula saw itself forced to live for eight centuries together with the other two at the same time as it passionately desired their extermination.”

The tension was only resolved in the “Reconquista” of Spain by the Christians. Spain in fact was the only territory long under an Islamic rule where Christians did not dwindle into a helpless minority. This is primarily due to the fact that Muslims did not constitute the majority of the population…
Another exaggerated myth is that of the Islamic contribution to Western civilization. No doubt some Muslim scholars in the “Golden Age” of Islamic expansion- 9th to 13th centuries- such as al-Khwarizmi made a valuable contribution to mathematics (algebra) and astronomy while others acted as conduits for translating Greek and Persian science texts. What is less known however is that most of these translations were carried out by Christians and Jews
One such prominent translator was Patriarch Timothy I of the Church of the East who lived in Baghdad.at the height of the Abbasid Caliphate. Patriarch Timothy, who ruled his church for 43 years, translated Aristotle’s Topics for the caliph al-Mahdi, in whose court he conversed with other Aristotelian philosophers on knowledge and the doctrine of God.

Cri de Coeur

The Status of Christians In today’s Islamic world is no better than it has always been throughout history if not much worse. The following statistics speak volume for their unhappy plight. Each month in Islamic countries 322 Christians are killed, 214 churches and properties are destroyed and 722 forms of violence and abuse are perpetrated against them. *
The latest Islamic acts of terrorism in Europe and around the world, triggered panic among people who became aware of the danger of uncontrolled Islamic immigration. Calls for a stop on immigration from Islamic nations can be heard everywhere. While this is understandable and in some instances justified, the worry is that the Christian minorities in those countries who are at the forefront of Islamic persecution will fall victim to this ban and pay the heaviest price.

“Christians in Islamic countries today do not practice crucifixion, stoning or beheading of their opponents nor do they blow themselves up to kill innocent bystanders” confided a Christian colleague in a recent debate on Muslim immigration to America. “We do not ram buses onto unsuspecting pedestrians walking along a promenade enjoying the sunshine. We do not stab innocent individuals to death for being of a different religion from ours” he continued. “and we certainly wouldn’t dream of flying a plane full of innocent passengers into the twin towers or any other high rise building with a view to massacring as many people as possible”

Above all else, he continued “we are grateful to be living in America and to bring up our children in peace and security as proud and patriotic Americans”

My colleague is right. Christians who settle in American (or anywhere in Europe) assimilate and become a productive and integral part of the society they live in. They do not come with the baggage of an alternate higher religious authority to whom they owe allegiance. Their loyalty is undivided and it goes unequivocally to their new host nations.

For those reasons, any ban on immigration from Muslim countries must exclude the Christians with whom we share our Judeo-Christian heritage. If we in the West continue to need immigrants we must not only exclude Christians from any ban, we ought to proactively seek them and encourage them to come. They will continue to make a positive contribution to our societies.

References

  • Sidney Griffith: The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque (Princeton, 2008).
  • Raymond Ibrahim, “Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians”,
  • La Civilian Catholica October 18 2003
  • America Castro, The Structure of Spanish History
  • The Telegraph  The Middle East is red with the blood of Christians
  • Michael Nimier https://islamarabia.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/first-blog-post/
  • *Open Doors https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-

Islam & Antisemitism

ISLAM & ANTISEMITISM

The Root of Hatred

(From the Quran: Surat al Bakara: The Cow)
[2.88] And they say: Our hearts are covered. Nay, Allah has cursed them because their unbelief; so, little it is that they believe.
[2.98] Whoever is the enemy of Allah and His angels and His apostles and Jibreel and Meekaeel, so surely Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers.
[2.121] Those to whom We have given the Book read it as it ought to be read. These believe in it; and whoever disbelieves in it, these it is that are the losers.

Why do Saudis, Pakistanis, Algerians, Iranians, Yemenis and most other Islamic countries who were neither involved in nor touched by the Israeli -Palestinian wars keep alive a hatred of Israel and the Jews far beyond any rational explanation. Why is this hatred publicly fanned and promoted among the people as an important instrument of public policy?

Why do Muslims hate not only Israel but Jews in general?

Origins

The root of this hatred goes back to the early days of the prophet Muhammad’s raids (ghazo) outside his hometown of Mecca to spread his new ideology, Islam. Muhammad’s aim was to forcibly convert all the tribes of Arabia into his new risala (message) To do so he recruited an army of 7.000 men including approximately 300 horses from his Meccans and other smaller tribes who had agreed to convert to the new ideology. (W M Watt).

The Jewish tribes of Arabia, however, wanting to remain loyal to their religion and heritage chose not to join Muhammad in his new army. Muhammad reacted angrily to this rejection and to set an example to the other tribes, he expelled two minor tribes of Jews from their habitat in the Arabian Peninsula, the Qaynuqa tribe in AD 624 and the Nadir tribe in AD 625. Muhammad called on his followers to wage war on them, besieging them in their strongholds and set about destroying their palm trees and confiscating their tools of trade thus forcing them to abandon their land and migrate as far away from Arabia as they could.

The more influential Jewish tribe of Qurayzah also chose not to join Muhammad’s army and to remain neutral, at which point the angel Gabriel conveniently appeared to Muhammad telling him that he is ordered by Allah to fight the Qurayza Jews. The fate of the Qurayzah was now sealed and Muhammad was about to impose the ultimate penalty on the last remaining tribe of Jews in Medina (James M. Alanson)

In what became known as the battle of the Trench AD 627, Mohammad’s army dug trenches around Medina to encircle the tribe. The Qurayza Jews, sensing that their fate was sealed and hoping for a peaceful outcome, decided to surrender to Muhammad resulting in the mass extermination and enslavement of all the remaining Jews in the city even though they did not mount any resistance.

Ibn Ishaq, the authoritative early Islamic historian and Muhammad’s biographer describes the killing of the Qurayza men as follows:

MUHAMMAD sent for them and personally struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. This went on until the Apostle (Muhammad) made an end of them. There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900. The spoils of battle, including the enslaved women and children of the tribe, were divided up among the Muslims that had participated in the siege”

Muhammad’s successor the Caliph Omar decreed that Jews (and Christians) should be removed from all of Arabia. This became known as the Pact of Omar which also considered the Jews to be inferior to Muslims.

Throughout the middle Ages there have been numerous pogroms against Jews in Islamic- occupied lands. Faced with the choice of either death or conversion thousands of Jews were forced to migrate to more tolerant lands.

Throughout history while most invaders mainly wanted to occupy, Islamic invaders demanded conversion. The policy of cleansing the Islamic lands of Jews was based on Muhammad’s words “let there be no two religions in Arabia”. This saying of the prophet is rooted in the psyche of all Muslims. This is probably the main reason why Saudi Arabia-the guardian of Islam’s sacred sites- does not allow the entry of non-Muslims to these places nor the building of churches and synagogues anywhere in the kingdom.

All prophets and founders of other religions have preached tolerance of others, advocated peaceful co-existence, and strongly shunned violence. Muhammad practiced violence throughout his career and considered war as an instrument of imposing his message. Throughout his career he did not shy from using bloodshed against Jews and Christians.

The armies of Islam went on to conquer the whole of Arabia, Greater Syria, North Africa, Spain and a considerable chunk of Southern Europe. Under the rule of Islam, Jews were assigned the distinctive label of “ahl al-thimma” (the people of conscience/ the book) by which they were identified throughout Islamic history. Their survival depended on their strict compliance with the laws and restrictions imposed upon them by the Muslim victors who in return bestowed upon them “himaya” a label which meant protection- albeit conditional- but which essentially implied subjugation as inferior second class citizens.

The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 brought to the surface the full weight of the Islamic pent-up hatred against the Jews. Most the 800.000 Jews remaining in Arab lands were expelled en masse moving to Israel, Europe and the USA.

Anti-Semitism (anti-Jewishness to be more precise) is not, as it is often explained by Islamic apologists, a territorial /political sentiment. It is a deeply rooted religious antipathy that goes back to the days of the prophet and early Islam. This blind hatred can only be extinguished when the Islamic scriptures have been reformed and a new more benevolent and all-embracing New Quran has come into existence.

References to Jews in the Koran

The Koran is divided into 114 chapters called suras. The following are translations of passages found in these suras that are related to Jews.
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The Cow
[2.40] O children of Israel! call to mind My favor which I bestowed on you and be faithful to (your) covenant with Me, I will fulfill (My) covenant with you; and of Me, Me alone, should you be afraid.
[2.47] O children of Israel! call to mind My favor which I bestowed on you and that I made you excel the nations.
[2.62] Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.
[2.83] And when We made a covenant with the children of Israel: You shall not serve any but Allah and (you shall do) good to (your) parents, and to the near of kin and to the orphans and the needy, and you shall speak to men good words and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate. Then you turned back except a few of you and (now too) you turn aside.
[2.88] And they say: Our hearts are covered. Nay, Allah has cursed them on account of their unbelief; so little it is that they believe.
[2.98] Whoever is the enemy of Allah and His angels and His apostles and Jibreel and Meekaeel, so surely Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers.
[2.111] And they say: None sh all enter the garden (or paradise) except he who is a Jew or a Christian. These are their vain desires. Say: Bring your proof if you are truthful.
[2.113] And the Jews say: The Christians do not follow anything (good) and the Christians say: The Jews do not follow anything (good) while they recite the (same) Book. Even thus say those who have no knowledge, like to what they say; so Allah shall judge between them on the day of resurrection in what they differ.
[2.120] And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say: Surely Allah’s guidance, that is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper.
[2.121] Those to whom We have given the Book read it as it ought to be read. These believe in it; and whoever disbelieves in it, these it is that are the losers.
[2.122] O children of Israel, call to mind My favour which I bestowed on you and that I made you excel the nations.
[2.135] And they say: Be Jews or Christians, you will be on the right course. Say: Nay! (we follow) the religion of Ibrahim, the Hanif, and he was not one of the polytheists.
[2.140] Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.
[2.211] Ask the Israelites how many a clear sign have We given them; and whoever changes the favor of Allah after it has come to him, then surely Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
[2.246] Have you not considered the chiefs of the children of Israel after Musa, when they said to a prophet of theirs: Raise up for us a king, (that) we may fight in the way of Allah. He said: May it not be that you would not fight if fighting is ordained for you? They said: And what reason have we that we should not fight in the way of Allah, and we have indeed been compelled to abandon our homes and our children. But when fighting was ordained for them, they turned back, except a few of them, and Allah knows the unjust.
The Family of Imran
[3.23] Have you not considered those (Jews) who are given a portion of the Book? They are invited to the Book of Allah that it might decide between them, then a part of them turn back and they withdraw.
[3.24] This is because they say: The fire shall not touch us but for a few days; and what they have forged deceives them in the matter of their religion.
[3.49] And (make him) an apostle to the children of Israel: That I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I determine for you out of dust like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird with Allah’s permission and I heal the blind and the leprous, and bring the dead to life with Allah’s permission and I inform you of what you should eat and what you should store in your houses; most surely there is a sign in this for you, if you are believers.
[3.67] Ibrahim was not a Jew nor a Christian but he was (an) upright (man), a Muslim, and he was not one of the polytheists.
[3.93] All food was lawful to the children of Israel except that which Israel had forbidden to himself, before the Taurat was revealed. Say: Bring then the Taurat and read it, if you are truthful.
The Women
[4.46] Of those who are Jews (there are those who) alter words from their places and say: We have heard and we disobey and: Hear, may you not be made to hear! and: Raina, distorting (the word) with their tongues and taunting about religion; and if they had said (instead): We have heard and we obey, and hearken, and unzurna it would have been better for them and more upright; but Allah has cursed them on account of their unbelief, so they do not believe but a little.
[4.47] O you who have been given the Book! believe that which We have revealed, verifying what you have, before We alter faces then turn them on their backs, or curse them as We cursed the violaters of the Sabbath, and the command of Allah shall be executed.
[4.50] See how they forge the lie against Allah, and this is sufficient as a manifest sin.
[4.160] Wherefore for the iniquity of those who are Jews did We disallow to them the good things which had been made lawful for them and for their hindering many (people) from Allah’s way.
[4.161] And their taking usury though indeed they were forbidden it and their devouring the property of people falsely, and We have prepared for the unbelievers from among them a painful chastisement.
The Dinner Table
[5.12] And certainly Allah made a covenant with the children of Israel, and We raised up among them twelve chieftains; and Allah said: Surely I am with you; if you keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and believe in My apostles and assist them and offer to Allah a goodly gift, I will most certainly cover your evil deeds, and I will most certainly cause you to enter into gardens beneath which rivers flow, but whoever disbelieves from among you after that, he indeed shall lose the right way.
[5.13] But on account of their breaking their covenant We cursed them and made their hearts hard; they altered the words from their places and they neglected a portion of what they were reminded of; and you shall always discover treachery in them excepting a few of them; so pardon them and turn away; surely Allah loves those who do good (to others).
[5.18] And the Jews and the Christians say: We are the sons of Allah and His beloved ones. Say: Why does He then chastise you for your faults? Nay, you are mortals from among those whom He has created, He forgives whom He pleases and chastises whom He pleases; and Allah’s is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and to Him is the eventual coming.
[5.32] For this reason did We prescribe to the children of Israel that whoever slays a soul, unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he slew all men; and whoever keeps it alive, it is as though he kept alive all men; and certainly Our apostles came to them with clear arguments, but even after that many of them certainly act extravagantly in the land.
[5.33] The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle 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,
[5.41] O Apostle! let not those grieve you who strive together in hastening to unbelief from among those who say with their mouths: We believe, and their hearts do not believe, and from among those who are Jews; they are listeners for the sake of a lie, listeners for another people who have not come to you; they alter the words from their places, saying: If you are given this, take it, and if you are not given this, be cautious; and as for him whose temptation Allah desires, you cannot control anything for him with Allah. Those are they for whom Allah does not desire that He should purify their hearts; they shall have disgrace in this world, and they shall have a grievous chastisement in the hereafter.
[5.42] (They are) listeners of a lie, devourers of what is forbidden; therefore if they come to you, judge between them or turn aside from them, and if you turn aside from them, they shall not harm you in any way; and if you judge, judge between them with equity; surely Allah loves those who judge equitably.
[5.43] And how do they make you a judge and they have the Taurat wherein is Allah’s judgment? Yet they turn back after that, and these are not the believers.
[5.44] Surely We revealed the Taurat in which was guidance and light; with it the prophets who submitted themselves (to Allah) judged (matters) for those who were Jews, and the masters of Divine knowledge and the doctors, because they were required to guard (part) of the Book of Allah, and they were witnesses thereof; therefore fear not the people and fear Me, and do not take a small price for My communications; and whoever did not judge by what Allah revealed, those are they that are the unbelievers.
[5.51] O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
[5:57] O you who believe! do not take for guardians those who take your religion for a mockery and a joke, from among those who were given the Book before you and the unbelievers; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah if you are believers.
[5.59] Say: O followers of the Book! do you find fault with us (for aught) except that we believe in Allah and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed before, and that most of you are transgressors?
[5.60] Say: Shall I inform you of (him who is) worse than this in retribution from Allah? (Worse is he) whom Allah has cursed and brought His wrath upon, and of whom He made apes and swine, and he who served the Shaitan; these are worse in place and more erring from the straight path.
[5.63] Why do not the learned men [rabbis] and the doctors of law prohibit them from their speaking of what is sinful and their eating of what is unlawfully acquired? Certainly evil is that which they work.
[5.64] And the Jews say: The hand of Allah is tied up! Their hands shall be shackled and they shall be cursed for what they say. Nay, both His hands are spread out, He expends as He pleases; and what has been revealed to you from your Lord will certainly make many of them increase in inordinacy and unbelief; and We have put enmity and hatred among them till the day of resurrection; whenever they kindle a fire for war Allah puts it out, and they strive to make mischief in the land; and Allah does not love the mischief-makers.
[5.69] Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sabians and the Christians whoever believes in Allah and the last day and does good– they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve.
[5.70] Certainly We made a covenant with the children of Israel and We sent to them apostles; whenever there came to them an apostle with what that their souls did not desire, some (of them) did they call liars and some they slew.
[5.72] Certainly they disbelieve who say: Surely Allah, He is the Messiah, son of Marium; and the Messiah said: O Children of Israel! serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Surely whoever associates (others) with Allah, then Allah has forbidden to him the garden, and his abode is the fire; and there shall be no helpers for the unjust.
[5.73] Certainly they disbelieve who say: Surely Allah is the third (person) of the three; and there is no god but the one God, and if they desist not from what they say, a painful chastisement shall befall those among them who disbelieve.
[5.78] Those who disbelieved from among the children of Israel were cursed by the tongue of Dawood and Isa, son of Marium; this was because they disobeyed and used to exceed the limit.
[5.79] They used not to forbid each other the hateful things (which) they did; certainly evil was that which they did.
[5.80] You will see many of them befriending those who disbelieve; certainly evil is that which their souls have sent before for them, that Allah became displeased with them and in chastisement shall they abide.
[5.81] And had they believed in Allah and the prophet and what was revealed to him, they would not have taken them for friends but! most of them are transgressors.
[5.82] Certainly you will find the most violent of people in enmity for those who believe (to be) the Jews and those who are polytheists, and you will certainly find the nearest in friendship to those who believe (to be) those who say: We are Christians; this is because there are priests and monks among them and because they do not behave proudly.
[5.86] And (as for) those who disbelieve and reject Our communications, these are the companions of the flame.
[5.110] When Allah will say: O Isa son of Marium! Remember My favor on you and on your mother, when I strengthened you I with the holy Spirit, you spoke to the people in the cradle and I when of old age, and when I taught you the Book and the wisdom and the Taurat and the Injeel; and when you determined out of clay a thing like the form of a bird by My permission, then you breathed into it and it became a bird by My permission, and you healed the blind and the leprous by My permission; and when you brought forth the dead by My permission; and when I withheld the children of Israel from you when you came to them with clear arguments, but those who disbelieved among them said: This is nothing but clear enchantment.
The Cattle
[6.146] And to those who were Jews We made unlawful every animal having claws, and of oxen and sheep We made unlawful to them the fat of both, except such as was on their backs or the entrails or what was mixed with bones: this was a punishment We gave them on account of their rebellion, and We are surely Truthful.
The Elevated Places
[7.105] (I am) worthy of not saying anything about Allah except the truth: I have come to you indeed with clear proof from your Lord, therefore send with me the children of Israel.
[7.134] And when the plague fell upon them, they said: O Musa! pray for us to your Lord as He has promised with you, if you remove the plague from us, we will certainly believe in you and we will certainly send away with you the children of Israel.
[7.137] And We made the people who were deemed weak to inherit the eastern lands and the western ones which We had blessed; and the good word of your Lord was fulfilled in the children of Israel because they bore up (sufferings) patiently; and We utterly destroyed what Firon and his people had wrought and what they built.
[7.138] And We made the children of Israel to pass the sea; then they came upon a people who kept to the worship of their idols. They said: O Musa! make for us a god as they have (their) gods. He said: Surely you are a people acting ignorantly:
The Immunity
[9.30] And the Jews say: Uzair 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!
[9:34] O you who believe! most surely many of the doctors of law [rabbis] and the monks eat away the property of men falsely, and turn (them) from Allah’s way; and (as for) those who hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in Allah’s way, announce to them a painful chastisement….
Jonah
[10.90] And We made the children of Israel to pass through the sea, then Firon and his hosts followed them for oppression and tyranny; until when drowning overtook him, he said: I believe that there is no god but He in Whom the children of Israel believe and I am of those who submit.
[10.93] And certainly We lodged the children of Israel in a goodly abode and We provided them with good things; but they did not disagree until the knowledge had come to them; surely your Lord will judge between them on the resurrection day concerning that in which they disagreed.
The Bee
[16.118] And for those who were Jews We prohibited what We have related to you already, and We did them no injustice, but they were unjust to themselves.
The Children of Israel
[17.2] And We gave Musa the Book and made it a guidance to the children of Israel, saying: Do not take a protector besides Me;
[17.4] And We had made known to the children of Israel in the Book: Most certainly you will make mischief in the land twice, and most certainly you will behave insolently with great insolence.
[17.101] And certainly We gave Musa nine clear signs; so ask the children of Israel. When he came to them, Firon said to him: Most surely I deem you, O Musa, to be a man deprived of reason.
[17.104] And We said to the Israelites after him: Dwell in the land: and when the promise of the next life shall come to pass, we will bring you both together in judgment.
Marium
[19.58] These are they on whom Allah bestowed favours, from among the prophets of the seed of Adam, and of those whom We carried with Nuh, and of the seed of Ibrahim and Israel, and of those whom We guided and chose; when the communications of the Beneficent God were recited to them, they fell down making obeisance and weeping.
Ta Ha
[20.47] So go you both to him and say: Surely we are two apostles of your Lord; therefore send the children of Israel with us and do not torment them! Indeed we have brought to you a communication from your Lord, and peace is on him who follows the guidance;
[20.48] Surely it has been revealed to us that the chastisement will surely come upon him who rejects and turns back.
[20.80] O children of Israel! indeed We delivered you from your enemy, and We made a covenant with you on the blessed side of the mountain, and We sent to you the manna and the quails.
[20.94] He said: O son of my mother! seize me not by my beard nor by my head; surely I was afraid lest you should say: You have caused a division among the children of Israel and not waited for my word.
The Pilgrimage
[22.17] Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and those who associate (others with Allah)– surely Allah will decide between them on the day of resurrection; surely Allah is a witness over all things.
[22.40] Those who have been expelled from their homes without a just cause except that they say: Our Lord is Allah. And had there not been Allah’s repelling some people by others, certainly there would have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques in which Allah’s name is much remembered; and surely Allah will help him who helps His cause; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.
The Poets
[26.17] Then send with us the children of Israel.
[26.22] And is it a favor of which you remind me that you have enslaved the children of Israel?
[26.59] Even so. And We gave them as a heritage to the children of Israel.
[26.197] Is it not a sign to them that the learned men of the Israelites know it?
The Ant
[27.76] Surely this Quran declares to the children of Israel most of what they differ in.
The Adoration
[32.23] And certainly We gave the Book to Musa, so be not in doubt concerning the receiving of it, and We made it a guide for the children of Israel.
The Believer
[40.53] And certainly We gave Musa the guidance, and We made the children of Israel inherit the Book,
Ornaments of Gold
[43.59] He was naught but a servant on whom We bestowed favor, and We made him an example for the children of Israel.
The Smoke
[44.30] And certainly We delivered the children of Israel from the abasing chastisement,
The Kneeling
[45.16] And certainly We gave the Book and the wisdom and the prophecy to the children of Israel, and We gave them of the goodly things, and We made them excel the nations.
The Sandhills
[46.10] Say: Have you considered if it is from Allah, and you disbelieve in it, and a witness from among the children of Israel has borne witness of one like it, so he believed, while you are big with pride; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
The Banishment
[59.2] He it is Who caused those who disbelieved of the followers of the Book to go forth from their homes at the first banishment you did not think that they would go forth, while they were certain that their fortresses would defend them against Allah; but Allah came to them whence they did not expect, and cast terror into their hearts; they demolished their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers; therefore take a lesson, O you who have eyes!
[59.3] And had it not been that Allah had decreed for them the exile, He would certainly have punished them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have chastisement of the fire.
The Ranks
[61.6] And when Isa son of Marium said: O children of Israel! surely I am the apostle of Allah to you, verifying that which is before me of the Taurat and giving the good news of an Apostle who will come after me, his name being Ahmad, but when he came to them with clear arguments they said: This is clear magic.
[61.7] And who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah and he is invited to Islam, and Allah does not guide the unjust people.
[61.14] O you who believe! be helpers (in the cause) of Allah, as~ Isa son of Marium said to (his) disciples: Who are my helpers in the cause of Allah? The disciples said: We are helpers (in the cause) of Allah. So a party of the children of Israel believed and another party disbelieved; then We aided those who believed against their enemy, and they became uppermost.
The Congregation
[62.6] Say: O you who are Jews, if you think that you are the favourites of Allah to the exclusion of other people, then invoke death If you are truthful.
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Sources: Humanities Text Initiative