|Mohammed Would Approve|
Fourteen hundred years ago, Mohammed's followers made the Second Pledge of Aqaba, in which they pledged to commit unending war on all mankind, until the whole world was Muslim, dead or slaves. As reported in the Haddith:
Ishaq:208 "When Allah gave permission to his Apostle to fight, the second Aqaba contained conditions involving war which were not in the first act of submission. Now we bound ourselves to war against all mankind for Allah and His Apostle. He promised us a reward in Paradise for faithful service. We pledged ourselves to war in complete obedience to Muhammad no matter how evil the circumstances."Well now, mass murder of innocents in the Bostom bombing is indeed "evil circumstances." So we see that unending violence is not an exaggeration, nor a slander against the Islamic faith. Mohammed's admonition for unending war, terror and slaughter is well documented in Islamic holy texts. The Boston bombers were merely following the commands of their prophet, as have thousands of other terrorists before them.
Here is a great reference on the violent admonitions of Mohammed, found in the website The Religion of Peace. The site introduces the violent Koranic verses with this introduction:
|Question:Does the Quran really contain dozens of verses promoting violence?|
Summary Answer:The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Quran.
Most of today's Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book's many calls to violence according to what their own moral preconceptions find justifiable. Apologists cater to their preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally do not stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.
Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad's own martial legacy - and that of his companions - along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.
The site then lists some of the most important of these verses, like Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 327: - “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’” Read them all.
UPDATE: Here are the words of modern Muslim leaders, who describe a Muslim's duty to kill unbelievers, including women and children:
“There is no doubt that Allah commanded us to strike the Kuffar (unbelievers), kill them, and fight them by all means necessary to achieve the goal. The servants of Allah who perform Jihad to elevate the word (laws) of Allah, are permitted to use any and all means necessary to strike the active unbeliever combatants for the purpose of killing them, snatch their souls from their body, cleanse the earth from their abomination, and lift their trial and persecution of the servants of Allah. The goal must be pursued even if the means to accomplish it affect both the intended active fighters and unintended passive ones such as women, children and any other passive category specified by our jurisprudence.”And no, this cretin is not describing active combatants, like the U.S. military, but all unbelievers, because there are NO non-combatants in Islam's holy war against humanity. This statement is from a Chechyan Muslim, where the Bostom bombers hail from:
Statement by the head of Jama'at al-Tawid wal-Jihad ("Group for Monotheism and Jihad"), a Sunni terrorist known for bloody massacres, including 86 Shiites at a mosque.
“I ask you to step up Jihad against enemies of Allah... Destroy Allah's enemies wherever you have them, wherever your hands reach you may open a front... When there is a total war, there are no more civilian objects or civilian population."The "Religion of Peace" is anything but. Bookmark these pages for future reference.
Doku Umarov, a leader who has taken personal responsibility for dozens of terror attacks in which many civilians were left dead.