From Allah's Book of Recitations, the Qur'an
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful ...
"O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Whoso of you makes them his friends is one of them. God guides not the people of the evildoers." 9:51
"This is the recompense of those who fight against God and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement, except for such as repent, before you have power over them. So know you that God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate." 5:32-33
"And when Allah revealed to the angels, saying: 'I shall be with you. Give courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Strike them above the necks, smite their finger tips!' " 8:12
“If you gain mastery of them in battle, inflict such a defeat as would terrorize them, so they would learn a lesson and be warned.” 8:57
"Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate." 9:5 [The verse of the sword]
"Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." 9:29
"And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do." 8:39
"And know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily one-fifth (1/5th) of it is assigned to Allah, and to the Messenger, and to the near relatives [of the Messenger (Muhammad SAW)], (and also) the orphans, Al-Masakin (the poor) and the wayfarer, if you have believed in Allah and in that which We sent down to Our slave (Muhammad SAW) on the Day of criterion (between right and wrong), the Day when the two forces met (the battle of Badr) - And Allah is Able to do all things." 8:41 [Muhammad gets 20%]
"Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you." 9:123
The Prophet, may he rest in peace, said:
“If you come upon them, deal so forcibly as to terrify those who would follow, that they may be warned. Make a severe example of them by terrorizing Allah’s enemies.” Ishaq: 326
“Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall fight as long as we live. We will fight until you turn to Islam, humbly seeking refuge. We will fight not caring whom we meet. We will fight whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains. We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will fight until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace.” Ishaq: 587
“I have been given five things which were not given to anyone else. Allah made me victorious with terror. Earth was made for me.... Booty was made lawful for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else. I was given the right of intercession on the Day of Doom. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only, but I have been sent to all mankind.” Bukhari: V1B7N331
“If a Muslim discards his religion, kill him.” Bukhari: V4B52N260
"Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.” Ishaq: 324
“Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall fight as long as we live. We will fight until you turn to Islam, humbly seeking refuge. We will fight not caring whom we meet. We will fight whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains. We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will fight until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace.” Ishaq: 587,
“Allah has hated you for asking to many questions [about the Qur’an].” Bukhari: V2B24N555
Ayatollahs and other leaders said:
Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, 1979
Islam makes it incumbent on all male adults, provided they are not disabled and incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of other countries so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world The sword is the key to paradise, which can be opened for Holy Warriors!
Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami, President of Iran, October 24, 2000, Khabar television
If we abide by the Koran, we must mobilize to kill Zionists to protect Palestinians.
Saudi Cleric Nazer bin Hamd al-Fahd fatwa, May 2003
The Legal Status of Using Weapons of Mass Destruction Against Infidels.
“Weapons of mass destruction will kill the infidels on whom they fall, regardless of whether they are fighters, women or children. They will destroy and burn the land. The arguments for permissibility are many.”
A theological pronouncement
Here is a theological pronouncement by an Islamist cleric on the morality of nuclear attacks against civilian targets. The Muslim theologian in question says that massacring infidel noncombatants is “permissible.” The fatwa is a religious approval for the use of weapons of mass destruction against Americans, including women and children. Al-Qaeda and other Islamic fanatics, now have religious approval to attack infidels with nuclear weapons.
Saudi Cleric Nasser bin Suleiman Al-'Omar
“America is Now Disappearing From the Hearts Within America Itself... Whereas Islam is Growing Even Within America’; ‘Whoever is Familiar With the Sunna and Hadith Knows That a Battle Against the Enemies of Allah Awaits on the Horizon, in Which the Muslims Will Be Victorious.”
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Qods Day speech on December 14, 2001
One day, the Islamic world is also equipped with weapons like those that Israel possesses now, then the imperialists' strategy will reach a standstill because the use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything. However, it will only harm the Islamic world. It is not irrational to contemplate such an eventuality. [In other words, he is willing to trade a Muslim city for Israel!]
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, Reuters, June 3, 2007
Iran president sees "countdown" to Israel's end.
"With God's help, the countdown button for the destruction of the Zionist regime has been pushed by the hands of the children of Lebanon and Palestine ... By God's will, we will witness the destruction of this regime in the near future."
Muhammad: also know as the Messenger, the Apostle and the Prophet
Muhammad was born in Mecca in the year 570 CE. Forty years later, 610 CE, while meditating in a nearby cave, he had a vision: The Night of Power. Muhammad later determined he was visited by the angel Gabriel who brought a message from the one God, Allah. The Night of Power is Muhammad’s first recitation and it is recorded in the Qur’an as the 96th surah. For the next 22 years, Muhammad, the Prophet, the Messenger, the Apostle, revealed Allah’s word as relayed to him by Gabriel. His followers wrote down or memorized his recitations. Twenty years after Muhammad’s death, the third caliph (successor to the Prophet) compiled the recitations into 114 small booklets which became chapters or surahs of the book know as the Qur’an. The surahs were arranged according to length, longest first, shortest last.
Qur'an: a book of Muhammad's recitations.
Hadith: narration's of Muhammad’s speeches, sayings, deeds, and actions.
Sunna: a well trodden path—authenticated hadith.
Sharia: Islamic law, is entirely based on the Quran, the sunnah and hadiths in that order. The Quran, sunnah and hadiths are the three most important elements—the foundation—of Islam.
It's all about Muhammad.
To understand Islam, study Muhammad. "The words and deeds of Muhammad have been moving Muslims to commit acts of violence for fourteen hundred years now. They are not going to disappear in our lifetimes; nor can the be negotiated away ... Bearing in mind that most Muslims will continue to regard Muhammad as 'excellent example of conduct.' " Robert Spencer, The Truth about Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion, page 194.
Other scholars compiled volumes of hadith years after Isaq completed his work. There are hundreds of thousands of hadith.
Muhammad’s biography, titled Sirat Rasul Allah, was written by Ibn Ishaq in 750 CE, 118 years after his death in the year 632 CE. It is the earliest record of Muhammad’s life and the formation of Islam: there is no earlier or more accurate source. No copy of Ishaq’s original manuscript exists, but in 830 CE Ibn Hisham edited and abridged—sanitized might be a better term—Ishaq’s Sira. In the foreword of Hisham’s revision, he explained: ‘I am omitting things which Ishaq recorded in this book … things which are disgraceful to discuss and matters which would distress certain people.’ Alfred Guillaume’s translation of Hisham’s revised Sirat Rasul Allah was last published by the Oxford Press in 2002 under the title The Life of Muhammad.
Other 9th century scholars (e.g., Abu Muhammad bin al-Tabari, Imam al-Bukhari, Muslim Ibn al-Hajjaj) compiled volumes of hadith years after Isaq completed his work. There are hundreds of thousands of hadith.
Discussions with Bill Warner, Ph.D.
Be prepared to take notes.
She is called the Angel of Iran, because she lived her short life angelically. The demonic Islamist Mullahs, true to their nature, couldn’t bear an angel in their midst. On June 18, 1983, they hanged the young woman, barely past childhood, for refusing to renounce her belief: the belief in love, justice, and equality for all children of God.
(Maps the growh of major religions)
Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American psychologist living in Los Angeles makes a powerful and amazing statement on Al Jazeera television.
Suggest watching it ASAP, because it may be taken down.
So, is Islam a peaceful religion? Do your own research and decide for yourself. The Truth about Muhammad is well documented and easy to read. It tells Muhammad's story in chronological order, something most books do not do. It is a good place to start your study of Islam, but don't stop there—keep reading.
FrontPageMag.com published one of the best analysis dealing with the question I have read. Click here to read the article.
While the world focused on Hamas militants launching rockets from Gaza at southern Israel, the terrorist organization also voted quietly to implement Islamic law in the Gaza Strip, including crucifixion of Christians, according to reports in the Arabic press. Click here to read the article.
U.S. Islamic Demonstrations
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There are moderate Muslim voices attempting to silence the radicals. My our God and Allah give them the strength to succeed.
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