Islam and America: What Would Muhammad do?

If you would, please take a moment and imagine the way cancer works. When one begins to develop cancer, are they immediately aware of it, or does it take awhile for the signs and symptoms to come together in such a way that one’s Doctor thinks to run the right tests?

In this installment of my refutation of PBS’s “Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet”, I will tackle the topic of Muhammad and America, which will also serve to highlight the ongoing threat of “radical” Islam, and the ways jihad mimics the onset of cancer.

In the article, the following is asserted about Islam:

  1. Islam, Judaism and Christianity are all monotheistic.
  2. Islam advocates the right to participate in society, educate oneself, and pursue a profession.
  3. The Qur’an, on which Islamic laws are based, enjoins Muslims to govern themselves by discussion and consensus.
  4. Islam is institutionally egalitarian and its houses of worship are racially and ethnically integrated.
  5. The Pledge of Allegiance (one nation under God) and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (all people are “created equal”) expresses themes that are also basic to Islam.

In this post, we will examine those assertions through the lens of Islamic Doctrine, and see for ourselves the real picture. Sadly, this will get a bit scary, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. Some of the implications are rather stark.

Not too long ago, I was speaking with my Pastor about my Blog, and he decided to help me by loaning me one of his books. The book he loaned me is, “The Blood of Lambs”, by Kamal Saleem, a former PLO terrorist turned Christian apologist.

In reading that book, I feel that I’m much more capable of writing this particular post. Mr. Saleem writes that he grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, was raised by very devout Muslim parents and was steeped in the ideology of jihad. He writes that his goal as a child was nothing short of waging jihad against the Jews of Israel, and America. His time as a warrior for Islam began when he was about seven years old, with a mission to smuggle weapons into Israel.

After fighting numerous battles against Israelis, Christians in the Lebanese Civil War, Soviets in Afghanistan and various others, he decided to take on the life of a traveling salesman. His job was to sell jihad to rich, well-connected Saudi royals, in order to continue funding the PLO, and he was quite successful.

He eventually decided to make his way to America, and use the financial backing of a Saudi Sheik to begin recruiting Americans. On this, he said, “An open society with constitutionally protected freedom of speech and religion, which prides itself on its embrace of foreign cultures, was the perfect place to teach a message of hatred in broad daylight. I was a master at reaching the poor and those who perceived themselves oppressed. I taught them that Allah cared for them. I found them jobs, mentored them, and invited them to fellowship with my jihadist brothers, who all the while never mentioned jihad. Once the converts were hooked, we turned them over to the imams at small “apartment mosques” to be radicalized.”

Through a serious turn of events, he found himself in a situation where his life was turned completely upside down. While there, he discovered that the things he’d been told his entire life about Christians and Jews were completely untrue, and it resulted in his conversion to Christianity. That’s when his adventure took off.

Today, he tours around, sounding the alarm, speaking out the words that too many are unwilling to hear, and letting people know about the truth of Islam. His book will provide the backdrop for this post, so without further ado, here we go.

Monotheism

Let’s begin with a definition of the term “Monotheism”. Monotheism is defined as the doctrine or belief that there is only one God. I know, some of you are looking at the screen and wondering why I’m telling you what you already know. There’s method to my madness, and this is due to the fact that someone reading this might not be familiar with the term. Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s move on.

While it’s true that Christianity, Judaism and Islam are all monotheistic religions, there are a few points of contention. First off, according to Islamic Doctrine, the Christian Trinitarian Doctrine is nothing short of blasphemy. Why? Because they believe that we actually worship three gods: God, Jesus and (in some cases) Mary, the Mother of Jesus. In other words, they regard us as polytheistic. Even the point that the Trinity is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit falls short in their minds, as a Triune God smacks of polytheism. “How can God be three separate beings?”, they reason.

Obviously, Judaism is monotheistic, though the Islamic dispute with the Jews comes from an entirely different direction. More on that later. That just leaves Islam, which I submit isn’t truly monotheistic. Here’s why.

The Qur’an affirms the Truth of Scripture (see my previous work), making the Bible a reliable source in this matter. In the Ten Commandments, there are the Second and Third Commandments, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”, and ““You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.(Exodus 20:3-6)

What does it mean to have another god? Well, anything you place in order of importance above your relationship with God would count as another god. It can be anything, work, drugs, alcohol, sex, etc. This includes adhering to false teachings, of which the Qur’an and other Islamic literature is full of, including the belief that God is not the Father of anyone, and that the only relationship one can have with Him is that of a slave and master.

Additionally, as I highlighted in a previous post, the deity worshiped by Muslims is most certainly not the God of the Bible. He doesn’t possess the same attributes, the same temperament or even the right name. It’s worth noting that Arabic Christians actually refer to God as “Elahi”, not “Allah”. Similarly, Jesus is Yasua, not Isa. In short, they worship a god other than Jehovah, follow the teachings of a false prophet and revere a book to the point where they’re willing to fight and die for it.

To illustrate the point, if you were to take a King James Version of the Bible, and begin tearing pages out of it in front of a Christian, how would they react? Would you feel confident that they wouldn’t actually hurt you? Odds are good that you’re coming out of that encounter unscathed. Not 100%, mind you, as some might forget themselves, but generally speaking the response won’t be violent. Now, imagine that you would do the same in front of a Muslim, with a Qur’an. Do you think you’d come out of that encounter unscathed? Not likely, as they revere that book tremendously. In fact, one might say they idolize it, wouldn’t you think?

Participation in Society

Within a limited sense, the assertion that Islam advocates the participation in society is true. However, as I covered in my post regarding Muhammad and women, it’s safe to say that women can only enjoy as much participation as their men will allow. If Daddy or Husband are agreeable to it, a Muslim woman could own a business, become successful and enjoy life. Just don’t get the idea that the man in charge of her can’t somehow shut the whole thing down.

Case in point, the story of Amina and Sarah Said. Their father, an Egyptian-born cab driver named Yaser Said, shot and killed them one night, in Irving, TX. Why? Because he didn’t like that they were becoming westernized, and was infuriated that they were dating. That’s it, no other reason needed.

This brings up the topic of Honor Killing in Islam. While the general consensus is that Honor Killing isn’t actually allowed in Islam, there are Qur’anic verses that can support the practice. For example, Qur’an 9:73 says, “O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination.”

Note that hypocrites are mentioned in this verse. Islamic Doctrine defines a hypocrite as any Muslim who doesn’t follow Islamic Doctrine to the letter. “It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error.” Qur’an 33:36

Depending on the offense, hypocrites can face up to a death sentence, under Islamic Law. As such, they’re limited on what they can do, who they can associate with, who they can do business with, etc. The only argument Islamic scholars have against the practice is that it circumvents the Sharia courts, which means someone is taking the law into their own hands.

Governance

As has been established, the Qur’an actually limits people. A given group of Muslims may make their own decisions, but it must be done within the very narrow framework of Islam. This means that they can’t decide they don’t want to follow one of the teachings of Muhammad, because they don’t like it. Not only does Qur’an 33:36 make that clear, but so does Qur’an 2:216-217, “Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not. They ask you about the sacred month – about fighting therein. Say, “Fighting therein is great [sin], but averting [people] from the way of Allah and disbelief in Him and [preventing access to] al-Masjid al-Haram and the expulsion of its people therefrom are greater [evil] in the sight of Allah. And fitnah is greater than killing.” And they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they are able. And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever-for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally.

Not only that, but the Qur’an also discourages Muslims from becoming friends with non-believers. Qur’an 5:51-52, “O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.”

There is an exception to the rule about taking unbelievers as friends. “Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, taking (as it were) security.” Qur’an 3:28 In other words, they are allowed to befriend us, if they feel the need to be protected from us, as in bodyguards. Again, with the Taqiyya.

Egalitarian?

The assertion of egalitarianism within their houses of worship makes me question how they define the term. When my wife and I go to church, we are allowed to sit together, we worship together, we pray together. In our home, we pray together, we worship together and we seek relationship with God together. Am I the spiritual leader of my home? Yes, however, that doesn’t mean we’re unequal.

When it comes to most matters of spirituality, she’s the one I confer with, argue with and even learn from. It’s only on spiritual matters pertaining specifically to men that I turn to someone other than her, usually our Pastor. According to Scripture, this is how it’s supposed to be done. Regrettably, this doesn’t happen anywhere near enough in our society.

In the Mosques, men and women are segregated. Couples can’t worship together, they can’t pray together. There exists a separation that prevents any form of spiritual intimacy within a marriage. It’s simply a case of “the Qur’an and hubby say so”. Kamal Saleem actually commented on this in his book, “The Blood of Lambs”, when he stated that the general idea about women was that they were “incubators”, fit only for having babies, cooking meals and occasionally blowing themselves up. Woman aren’t of any real consequence, with regards to the Qur’an. I mean, Muhammad firmly believed that women would make up the majority of those inhabiting Hell. How can things be egalitarian if there’s a wall between genders that prevents true spiritual intimacy between husband and wife?

Racial and Ethnic Equality

According to the Hadith literature, Muhammad was actually a white man. In Sahih al-Bukhari, Number 63, “Narrated: Anas bin Malik: While we were sitting with the Prophet in the mosque, a man came riding on a camel. He made his camel kneel down in the mosque, tied its foreleg and then said: “Who amongst you is Muhammad?” At that time the Prophet was sitting amongst us (his companions) leaning on his arm. We replied, “This white man reclining on his arm.”

What’s even less known is that he also kept numerous slaves, to include Africans. (Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 9, Book 91, Number 368, Vol. 8, Book 73, Number 182) Not only that, but he didn’t seem to have a very high opinion of Africans, as evidenced by Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, Book 89, Number 256, “Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s messenger said, “You should listen to and obey your Imam even if he was an Ethiopian (Black) slave whose head looks like a raisin.”

What’s even more interesting is his response, when someone asked him what Satan looks like, he informed them that Satan looks like Nabtal bin al-Harith, a black man who had been ridiculing him. (ibn Ishaq, pg. 243) Speaking in a very literal sense, Muhammad was a white man who owned black slaves, who stated that Satan looks like a very specific black man. While many of his slaves did convert to Islam, it didn’t change their status as slaves, given that one of the previous Hadith makes clear that even an Imam can be a slave. I don’t think equality of any kind is an accurate term, under those circumstances.

The Pledge of Allegiance and Gettysburg

The assertion falls apart in light of current events. If I were to stand on a street corner and renounce Christianity (God forbid such blasphemy), the worst that people around me would do, would be to give me odd glances. Some might actually encourage me. However, if I were to stand on the streets and openly criticize Islam, I would be faced with tremendous criticism and social pressure to stop.

Case in point, one of my cousins once got upset with me for speaking out against Islam. He isn’t Muslim, he’s actually an atheist, but he felt that I wasn’t being fair to Islam. He even tried to use the violent portions of the Bible to create a moral equivalence, in order to shut me up. The problem is, I refuse to shut up. Needless to say, we haven’t spoken much as of late.

The point here is, according to certain elements in our society, the only opinions worth hearing are those that are in agreement with theirs. This creates a problem, when my mission is to sound an alarm, not play a game of “My Religion is Better”. Meanwhile, institutions of higher learning such as colleges and universities have suddenly gone from being bastions of free speech, to having free speech restricted to tiny “free speech zones”.

Why would that happen, especially in relation to Islam? My cousin isn’t the only atheist I’ve spoken to who went out of their way to defend Islam, which doesn’t make much sense, given that atheism opposes the idea of belief in a higher power. So, why are people who have renounced the existence of anything supernatural defending any religious system, let alone Islam?

What’s more confusing is what’s going on in our public schools. At the beginning of last school year, my housemate’s nephew came by to see us. He was beginning his freshman year in high school, and had brought along some of his work. Included in this work was his World History text and homework. Imagine our surprise when we take a look at the syllabus, and noted that one day was dedicated to Christianity and Judaism, while three weeks were dedicated to Islam.

After doing a bit of research, we found that this is showing up a lot in the Common Core Curriculum. Not only that, but children are being given full-on courses on Islam, including the recitation of the Shahadda, the Five Pillars of Islam, and even time spent dressing up as Muslims. This is alarming, given that no one could do that with Christianity or Judaism. It’s actually indoctrination, not instruction.

In his book, “The Blood of Lambs”, Kamal Saleem comments on this, “Many of the fedayeen, as well as fighters from other factions, fantasized about going there to wage what we called “cultural jihad”: converting infidels to Islam while slowly, incrementally changing the institutions of American society-its schools, its laws, the government itself.” Their intent was to come into this country, and slowly convert it into an Islamic Republic. Given what’s been going on in Europe, that doesn’t seem too far-fetched.

Straightaway, we’re seeing a very public drive to restrict the rights of certain people to free speech, religious freedom and the right to defend themselves, while extending extra special protection of those same rights to others. This isn’t just wrong, but it’s an extreme perversion of the Constitution.

It speaks to certain aspects of Islam, which no one ever seems to hear, and that is that Islamic Doctrine is supremacist in nature. For example, we have Qur’an 3:110, “You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah . If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient.” Then we have Qur’an 98:6-7, “Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures. Indeed, they who have believed and done righteous deeds – those are the best of creatures.”

Get that? Muslims are the best nation, the best people. All others are the worst of creatures. That means Islamic Doctrine regards infidels as lower than the most unclean of animals. That’s right, we’re lower than pigs.

Islamic Doctrine isn’t interested in equality. “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of Scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.” -Omar Ahmad, founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Going a little further, there’s what Kamal Saleem says on this matter, “In the name of Islam, I have befriended messengers of political enlightenment-Communists, Baathists, intellectual revolutionaries-from three countries. Then I killed them. Why do so many Americans think today’s Islamists, now teeming through their cities and actively plotting against them every day, will treat them any differently?” Did you get that? As a Muslim, Mr. Saleem pretended friendship with infidels (Qur’an 3:28), then killed them.

What’s my point in all of this? It’s simple. Which part of any of this is consistent with the ideas behind our Pledge of Allegiance and those expressed by Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address? The answer is, none of it. Yet, most will buy it hook, line and sinker, when Imams tell us to our faces that Islam is all about equality, mercy and peaceful coexistence.

Which part of any of this is consistent with our Constitution? None of it. Islam seeks only one goal, a worldwide Caliphate, united under Sharia law. In fact, there isn’t much of anything in Islam that is compatible with any portion of Western Civilization. It’s the polar opposite.

Conclusion

This is the alarm I’m raising. We have, within our midst, millions of people whose religious doctrine teaches that they’re meant to be superior to us, that they aren’t allowed to cease in their efforts to spread their religion until it is dominant and that they’re allowed to use any methods they deem necessary to accomplish that goal.

Whether or not they all hold to that doctrine is completely immaterial. It only took 19 men to kill 2,996 people on September 11, thereby changing our entire society. Imagine what hundreds, if not thousands, of men and women could do if they caught us similarly unawares.

Within our borders, there are training camps that impart more than just jihadist ideology, they also impart combat training, along with more specialized training in explosives and various other ways to kill human beings. They are slowly training up the army they’re going to use to take down our nation, and they don’t care who they kill to accomplish this task.

One of the stories that Kamal Saleem tells in his presentations is about a confrontation he once had with a Muslim man, “In another confrontation that August, this time on a sunny public sidewalk outside a Seattle mosque, a Muslim man squared off against me, nearly nose to nose: “How dare you speak against Allah and the Prophet?” he sputtered, eyes flashing. “We are converting twenty to twenty-five thousand Americans every year to Islam. We will seed your women, educate and convert your children, and have this nation! By the grace of Allah, we have nothing but time!”

If their doctrine teaches them that they are superior to us, that our lives are worthless and that they can lie to us in order to make themselves uppermost, why aren’t more people at least somewhat aware? Wake up, and smell the subversion!

“I have been made victorious with terror“, Muhammad ibn Abdulla, Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 4, Book 52, Number 220

 

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