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Chairman Mr Nick Griffin, was arrested in December (2004)
for suspicion of incitement to racial hatred, after
filmed him calling Islam a "vicious, wicked faith"
The tragic incident of September 11 has shocked
the world. It is unthinkable how anyone could be so full
of hate as to commit such heinous act and kill so many
innocent people. We people of Muslim origin are as much
shaken as the rest of the world and yet we find ourselves
looked upon with suspicion and distrust by our neighbors
and fellow citizens. ||
We want to cry out and announce that we are not terrorists,
that those who perpetrate such despicable acts are murderers
and are not part of us. But, in reality, because of our Muslim
origin we just can not erase the stigma of "Islamic Terrorists"
from our identity!
Most Muslims believe: "Islam would never support killing
innocent people. Allah of Holy Quran never advocated killings.
This is all the work of a few misguided individuals at the
fringe of the society. The real Islam is sanctified against
violence. We denounce all violence. Islam means peace. Islam
But is it true? Does Islam really preach peace, tolerance
and non-violence? Those Muslims who perpetrate crimes in the
name of Allah think differently. They believe that what they
do is a Jihad (holy war). They say that killing the unbelievers
is mandatory for every Muslim. They do not kill because they
break the laws of Islam but because they think this is what
a true Muslim should do. Those who blow up their own bodies
to kill more innocent people do so because they think they
will be rewarded in Paradise. They hope to be blessed by Allah,
eat celestial food, drink pure wine and enjoy the company
of divine consorts.
Are they completely misguided? Where did they get this distorted
idea? How did they come to believe that killing innocent people
pleases God? Or is it that we are misguided? Does Islam really
preach violence? Does it call upon its believers to kill the
"non-believers" ? We denounce those who commit acts
of violence and call them extremists. But are they really
extremists or do they actually do what the Holy book of Quran
tells them to do? What does the Quran really teach? Have we
read the Quran? Do we know what kind of teachings are there?
Let us go through some of them and take a closer look at what
What Qur'an Teaches:
Quran tells us to: "not to make friendship with Jews
and Christians" (Q. 5:51), fight them "until they
pay the Jizya (a penalty tax for the non-Muslims living under
Islamic rules) with willing submission, and feel themselves
subdued" (Q. 9:29). "kill the disbelievers wherever
we find them" (Q.2:191), "murder them and treat
them harshly" (Q. 9:123), "fight and slay the Pagans,
seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every
stratagem" (Q. 9:5).
Quran says that all those who disbelieve in Islam go to hell
(Q. 5:10), they are najis (filthy, untouchable, impure) (Q.
9:28), and orders us to fight the unbelievers until no other
religion except Islam is left (Q.2:193). It prohibits a Muslim
to befriend a non-believer even if that non-believer is the
father or the brother of that Muslim (Q. 9:23), (Q. 3:28).
It says that the "non-believers will go to hell and
will drink boiling water" (Q. 14:17). It asks the Muslims
to "slay or crucify or cut the hands and feet of the
unbelievers, that they be expelled from the land with disgrace
and that they shall have great punishment in the world hereafter"
(Q. 5:34). And tells us that "for them (the unbelievers)
garments of fire shall be cut and there shall be poured over
their heads boiling water whereby whatever is in their bowels
and skin shall be dissolved and they will be punished with
hooked iron rods" (Q. 22:19-22) and that they not only
will have "disgrace in this life, on the Day of Judgment
He shall make them taste the Penalty of burning (Fire)"
Quran says that "those who invoke a god other than Allah
not only should meet punishment in this world but the Penalty
on the Day of Judgment will be doubled to them, and they will
dwell therein in ignominy" (Q. 25:68). For those who
"believe not in Allah and His Messenger, He has prepared,
for those who reject Allah, a Blazing Fire!" (Q. 48:13).
As for him who does not believe in Islam the Prophet says
that after he dies it will be announced with a "stern
command": "Seize ye him, and bind ye him, And burn
ye him in the Blazing Fire. Further, make him march in a chain,
whereof the length is seventy cubits! This was he that would
not believe in Allah Most High. And would not encourage the
feeding of the indigent! So no friend hath he here this Day.
Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing
of wounds, Which none do eat but those in sin." (Q. 69:30-37)
The holy Prophet prescribes fighting for us and tells us
that "it is good for us even if we dislike it" (Q.2:216).
Then he advises us to "strike off the heads of the disbelievers";
and after making a "wide slaughter among them, carefully
tie up the remaining captives" (Q.47:4). Our God has
promised to "instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers"
and has ordered us to "smite above their necks and smite
all their finger-tips off them" (Q.8:12). and "to
strike terror into (the hearts of the enemies" (Q.8:60).
He has made the Jihad mandatory and warns us that "Unless
we go forth, (for Jihad) He will punish us with a grievous
penalty, and put others in our place" (Q.9:39). Allah
speaks to our Holy Prophet and says "O Prophet! strive
hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be stern
against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed"
He promises us that in the fight for His cause whether we
slay or are slain we return to the garden of Paradise (Q.
9:111). In Paradise he will "wed us with Houris (celestial
virgins) pure beautiful ones" (Q. 56:54), and unite us
with large-eyed beautiful ones while we recline on our thrones
set in lines (Q. 56:20). There we are promised to eat and
drink pleasantly for what we did (56:19). And have sex with
"boys like hidden pearls" (Q. 56:24) and "youth
never altering in age like scattered pearls" (Q. 76:19)
As you see, Allah has promised all sorts of rewards, gluttony
and unlimited sex to Muslim men who kill the unbelievers in
his name, not forgetting even those with pedophilic inclinations.
We will be admitted to Paradise where we shall find "goodly
things, beautiful ones, pure ones confined to the pavilions
that man has not touched them before nor jinni" (Q. 56:67-71).
In the West we enjoy freedom of belief but we are not supposed
to give such freedom to anyone else because it is written
"If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission
to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter
He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual
good) (Q. 3:85).
As for women, the book of Allah says that they are inferior
to men and their husbands have the right to scourge them if
they are found disobedient (Q. 4:34). It advises men to take
a green branch and beat their wives, because a green branch
is more flexible and hurts more. (Q. 38:44). It teaches that
women will go to hell if they are disobedient to their husbands
(66:10). It maintains that men have an advantage over the
women (Q. 2:228). It not only denies the women's equal rights,
it decrees that their witness is not admissible in the courts
of law (Q. 2:282). This means that a woman who is raped cannot
accuse her rapist unless she can produce a male witness. Our
Holy Prophet allows us to marry up to four wives and he licensed
us to sleep with our slave maids and as many 'captive' women
as we may have (4:3) even if those women are already married.
He himself did just that.
[A word of warning for those who may find their version of
Quran is translated differently from those appearing in this
article: Almost all the translators of Quran have deliberately
tried to soften the harsh verses of Quran. Yusufali especially
goes out of his way to twists the meaning of the words and
hide the harshness of Quran. For example he translates the
verse (Q. 38:44) that says "take a green branch and beat
your wife" as "take a little green grass and strike
therewith". Or when he translates the verse (Q. 4:34)
that says "beat your wife" he cannot help it but
to add the word (lightly) in parenthesis.]
Dear fellow Muslim: Is this the Islam you believe in? Is
this your Most Merciful, Most Compassionate Allah whom you
worship daily? Could God incite us to kill other peoples?
Please understand that there is no terrorist gene but there
could be a terrorist mindset. That mindset finds its most
fertile ground in the tenets of Islam. Denying it and presenting
Islam as a religion of peace similar to Buddhism to the lay
public is suppression of truth. The history of Islam between
7th and 14th century is riddled with violence, fratricide
and wars of aggression, starting right from the death of the
Prophet and during the so-called 'pure' or orthodox caliphate.
And Muhammad himself hoisted the standard of killing, looting,
massacres and bloodshed. How can we deny the entire history?
The behavior of our Holy Prophet as recorded in authentic
Islamic sources is quite questionable from a modern viewpoint.
The Prophet was a charismatic man but he had few virtues.
Imitating him in all aspects of life (following Sunnah) is
firstly impossible and secondly dangerous in the 21st century.
Why are we so helplessly in denial on this simple issue?
When the Prophet was in Mecca and he was still not powerful
enough he called for tolerance. He said "To you be your
religion, and to me my religion" (Q. 109:6). This famous
quote is often misused to prove that the general principle
of Quran is tolerance. He advised his follower to speak good
to their enemies (Q. 2:83), exhorted them to be patient (Q.
20:103) and said that "there is no compulsion in religion"
(Q. 2:256). But all that changed drastically when he came
to power. Then killing and slaying the unbelievers was justified
in innumerable verses with harshness and without mercy. The
verses quoted to prove Islam's tolerance ignore many other
verses that bear no trace of tolerance or forgiveness. Is
it normal that a book revealed by God should have so many
The Prophet himself set the example of unleashing violence
by invading the Jewish settlements breaking the treaties he
had signed with them and banished some of them after confiscating
their belongings massacring others and taking their wives
and children as slaves. He inspected the youngsters and massacred
all those who had pubic hair along with the men and those
who were younger he kept as slaves. He distributed the women
captured in his raids among his soldiers keeping the prettiest
for himself (Q. 33:50). He made sexual advances on Safiyah
a Jewish girl in the same day he captured her town, Kheibar,
and killed her father, husband and many of her relatives.
Reyhana was another Jewish girl of Bani Quraiza whom he used
as sex slave after killing all her male relatives. In the
last ten years of his life he accumulated a score of wives,
concubines and sex slaves including the 9 year old Ayesha.
These are not stories but records from authentic Islamic
history and the Hadiths. It can be argued that these behaviors
were not unknown or unusual for the conquerors and leaders
of the mediaeval world but these are not the activities befitting
of a peaceful saint and certainly not of someone who claimed
to be the Mercy of God for all the creation.
There were known assassinations of adversaries during the
Prophet's time, that took place at his behest. Among them
there was a 120 year old man, Abu 'Afak whose only crime was
to compose a lyric satirical of the Prophet. (Kitab al Tabaqat
al Kabir, Volume 2, by Bin Sa'd, page 32) Then when a poetess,
a mother of 5 small children, 'Asma' Bint Marwan, wrote a
poetry cursing the Arabs for letting Muhammad assassinate
an old man, our Holy Prophet ordered her to be assassinated
too in the middle of the night, which was carried out while
her youngest child was suckling from her breast. (Sirat Rasul
Allah (A. Guilaume's translation "The Life of Muhammad")
page 675, 676).
Dear conscientious Muslims: Question yourselves- isn't this
compulsive dogma of following a man who lived 1400 years ago,
leading us to doom in this changing world? Who are we deceiving?
See how our Umma (people) have sunk into poverty and how we
lag behind the rest of the world? Isn't it because we are
following a religion that is outdated and impractical? In
this crucial moment of history, when a great catastrophe has
befallen us and a much bigger one is lying ahead, should not
we wake up from our 1400 years of slumber and see where things
have gone wrong?
The hatred has filled the air and the world is bracing itself
for its doomsday. Should we not ask ourselves whether we have
contributed, unwittingly, to this tragedy and whether we can
stop the great disaster from happening?
Unfortunately the answer to the first question is yes. Yes,
we have contributed to the rise of fundamentalism by merely
claiming Islam is a religion of peace, by simply being a Muslim
and by saying our shahada (testimony that Allah is the only
God and Muhammad is his messenger). By our shahada we have
recognized Muhammad as a true messenger of God and his book
as the words of God. But as you saw, those words are anything
but from God. They call for killing, they are prescriptions
for hate and they foment intolerance. And when the ignorant
among us read those hate laden verses, they act on them and
the result is the infamous September 11, the result is human
bombs in Israel, massacres in East Timor and Bangladesh, kidnappings
and killings in Philippines, slavery and genocide in Sudan,
honor Killings in Pakistan and Jordan, torture in Iran, stoning
and maiming in Afghanistan and Iran, violence in Algeria,
terrorism in Palestine and misery and death in all Islamic
countries. We are responsible because we endorsed Islam and
hailed it as a religion of God. And we are as guilty as those
who put into practice what Quran preaches and ironically we
are the main victims too.
If we are not terrorists, if we love peace, if we cried with
the rest of the world for what happened in NYC, then why are
we supporting Quran that preaches killing, that advocates
holy war, that calls for murder of non-Muslims? It is not
the extremists who have misunderstood Islam. They do literally
what Quran ask them to do. It is we who misunderstand Islam.
We are the ones who are confused. We are the ones who wrongly
assume that Islam is the religion of peace. Islam is not a
religion of peace. In its so-called pure form it can very
well be interpreted as a doctrine of hate. Terrorists are
simply doing that and we the intellectual apologists of Islam
are justifying it.
We can stop this madness. Yes we can avert the disaster that
is hovering over our heads. Yes we can denounce the doctrines
that promote hate. Yes we can embrace the rest of humanity
with love. Yes, we can become part of a united world, members
of one human family, flowers of one garden. We can dump the
claim of infallibility of our Book and the questionable legacy
of our Prophet.
Dear friends, there is no time to waste. Let us put an end
to this lie. Let us not fool ourselves. Islam is not a religion
of peace, of tolerance, of equality or of unity of humankind.
Let us read the Quran. Let us face the truth even if it is
painful. As long as we keep this lie alive, as long as we
hide our head in the sands of Arabia we are feeding terrorism.
As long as you and I keep calling Quran the unchangeable book
of God, we cannot blame those who follow the teachings therein.
As long as we pay our Khums and Zakat our money goes to promote
Islamic expansionism and that means terrorism, Jihad and war.
Islam divides the world in two parts:
Darul Harb (land of war) and Darul Islam (land of Islam).
Darul Harb is the land of the infidels, Muslims are required
to infiltrate those lands, proselytize and procreate until
their number increase and then start the war and fight and
kill the people and impose the religion of Islam on them and
convert that land into Darul Islam.
In all fairness we denounce this betrayal.
This is an abuse of trust. How can we make war in the countries
that have sheltered us? How can we kill those who have befriended
us? Yet willingly or unwillingly we have become pawns in this
Islamic Imperialism. If this sound to you abhorrent, we ask
you how can you support a doctrine that is so deceiving, so
cunning and so ruthless? Let us see what great Islamic scholars
have to say in this respect.
Dr. M. Khan, the translator of Sahih Bukhari and the Quran
into English wrote: "Allah revealed in Sura Bara'at (Repentance,
IX) the order to discard (all) obligations (covenants, etc),
and commanded the Muslims to fight against all the Pagans
as well as against the people of the Scriptures (Jews and
Christians) if they do not embrace Islam, till they pay the
Jizia (a tax levied on the Jews and Christians) with willing
submission and feel themselves subdued (as it is revealed
in Q. 9:29). So the Muslims were not permitted to abandon
"the fighting" against them (Pagans, Jews and Christians)
and to reconcile with them and to suspend hostilities against
them for an unlimited period while they are STRONG and have
the ability to fight against them. So at first "the fighting"
was forbidden, then it was permitted, and after that it was
made obligatory "[Introduction to English
translation of Sahih Bukhari, p.xxiv.]
Dr. Sobhy as-Saleh, a contemporary Islamic academician, quoted
Imam Suyuti the author of Itqan Fi 'Ulum al- Qur'an who wrote:
?The command to fight the infidels was DELAYED UNTIL THE MUSLIMS
BECOME STRONG, but when they were weak they were commanded
to endure and be patient. [ Sobhy as_Saleh, Mabaheth Fi 'Ulum
al- Qur'an, Dar al-'Ilm Lel-Malayeen, Beirut, 1983, p.269.]
Dr. Sobhy, in a footnote, commends the opinion of a scholar
named Zarkashi who said: "Allah the most high and wise
revealed to Mohammad in his weak condition what suited the
situation, because of his mercy to him and his followers.
For if He gave them the command to fight while they were weak
it would have been embarrassing and most difficult, but when
the most high made Islam victorious He commanded him with
what suited the situation, that is asking the people of the
Book to become Muslims or to pay the levied tax, and the infidels
to become Muslims or face death. These two options, to fight
or to have peace return according to the strength or the weakness
of the Muslims." [ibid p. 270]
Other Islamic scholars (Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi, Ga'far ar-Razi,
Rabi' Ibn 'Ons, 'Abil-'Aliyah, Abd ar-Rahman Ibn Zayd Ibn
'Aslam, etc.) agree that the verse "Slay the idolaters
wherever you find them" (Q. 9:5) cancelled those few
earlier verses that called for tolerance in Quran and were
revealed when Islam was weak.
Can you still say that Islam is the religion of peace?
We know too well that it is not easy to denounce our faith
as it means denouncing a part of ourselves. We are a group
of freethinkers and humanists with Islamic roots. Discovering
the truth and leaving the religion of our fathers and forefathers
was a painful experience. But after learning what Islam stands
for, we had no choice but to leave it. After becoming familiar
with the Quran, the choice became clear: it is either Islam
or it is humanity. If Islam is to thrive, humanity has to
die. We decided to side with humanity. We are still Muslims
culturally but we no more believe in Islam as the true religion
of God. We are humanists. We love humanity. We endeavor for
the unity of humankind. We work for equality between men and
women. We strive for secularization of Islamic countries,
for democracy and freedom of thoughts, beliefs and expressions
We have decided not to live anymore in self-deception but
to embrace humanity, enter into the new millennium hand in
hand with people or other cultures and beliefs in amity and
in peace. We denounce the violence that is eulogized in Quran
as holy war (Jihad). We condemn killing in the name of God.
We believe in sacredness of human life, not in the inviolability
of beliefs and religions. And we invite you to join us and
the rest of the humanity and be part of the family of humankind
with love, camaraderie and peace.
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