Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Qur'an: If You Won't Burn It, Read It

Pastor Terry Jones did the nation a service by bringing  a burning issue to the front burner and let it down by failing to fully exploit the issue.  He should have explained in detail why the Qur'an should be burned and  and exhorted people to read it.  He should especially have exhorted preachers to read the most egregious  ayat from their lecterns to educate their congregations.

    Jones did another great disservice to the nation and the free world by backing down in the face of Islamic threats and governmental condemnation.  Backing down to threats reinforces those who make the threats.  When we back down, the bullys experience triumph and are encouraged by it to  issue more threats in the future.

    There was no need to burn hundreds of Qur'ans and no benefit from it.  Burning one is sufficient for the symbolic act of resistance to Islamic intimidation, infiltration, sedition and conquest.

    Had he burned just one English translation of the Qur'an,  he could have answered the hordes of Muslim protesters with a simple statement that he did not burn their sacred book; Muslims do not consider translations to be  sacred.

    Another Christian activist and  associates gathered near the White House to protest  Islamic violence.  They  crumpled pages torn from a paperback translation of the Qur'an.  The torn pages were selected for their violent, anti-Christian content.  Think Progress reports that Andrew Beacham did the tearing while Randall Terry explained which  verses were selected and why.  In a radio interview with Sean Hannity, Terry urged listeners to read the Qur'an.  Hannity agreed and announced that he would have a special Qur'an reading hour this week,  possibly as soon as Tuesday September 14.

    Randall Terry also gave  the url of his blog, which contains two papers he wrote for one of his courses in a Masters degree program. I did not catch it off the air, but hope I found it with a Google search.  A press release  revealed that two papers were distributed at the protest.  Earth Times published a list of the torn ayat.  9:5-6 are listed, 9:29, 30, 33 & 123 are interesting omissions.

    There is one thing more important than incinerating a Qur'an: becoming familiar with  its evil content.   Noel Yatom published a list of 164 violent verses. The Calcutta Qur'an Petition lists some critical ayat which establish the doctrine of jihad: offensive conquest. 

During his early days in Medina, the Prophet apprehended attacks from the Quraish of Meeca.  So he formed the Muslim-Jewish alliance as a defensive measure.  Allah came forward with “revelations” (22.39-41) permitting the Prophet to fight in self-defence, and promising help.  But no attacks came from Mecca so that the Prophet was left free to break his alliance with the Jews and form his own Muslim Ummah.  Allah obliged immediately by converting the permission into a command (2.216; 4.76-77, 84, 8.39, 66- 66).  War against the Pagans now became obligatory on all Muslims.  Muslims were to go out and attack the infidels in regular military formations (4.71; 8.15; 9.123; 61.4). ...Allah had purchased the lives and properties of the Muslims in exchange for dominion in this word and paradise hereafter (2.244-45; 9.111).  Avoiding jihAd became a great sin and violation of the covenant with Allah (2.218; 3.156; 4.74, 77, 95; 9.24, 38-39, 81.84). Becoming a martyr (shahId) became the highest merit for every Muslim (2.154; 3.157, 169-70,195, 198; 22.58; 33.16-17).

    Click those links, print the verses, take them to Sunday school, and ask the teacher to identify them, "what part of the Bible is this from".  Change Allah to God, and you'll have them stumped.  If that does not get you shunned or disfellowshiped,  spring them on the preacher; ask him to read them in church.

    It is not necessary to read the entire Qur'an to discover its true nature nor is there any mystery about it. Allah's commands are contained in clear verses which are the foundation of the book.  If you read Surahs Al-Anfal & At-Taubah, you will have a pretty good understanding of the bottom line.

    The hierarchy of your church probably believes the standard lies, that Islam is a "great religion of peace" and an "equally valid pathway to God".  They probably believe that Islam reveres Jesus as a Prophet, too.  Of course they don't know that Islam denies his paternity, divinity, crucifixion, death & resurrection, depicts him as inferior to Muhammad and a genocidal warlord who will "kill the Jews" when he returns.   What if you prove it to them?  My blog post "The Defamation of Jesus Christ", contains the evidence you need, from the Qur'an, hadith & Tafsir, to show  your church the anti-Christian core of Islam.  Will you do it?  If you won't. who will?


SlantRight 2.0 said...

As I wrote at VOX: Awesome post on the Quran and I concur whole heartedly.

Ben said...

Hannity had Gabriele & Sultan on his show at 5, they read a few verses and explained them with the bottom line being that there is no moderate Islam. There is nothing like the testimony of those with first hand experience.

Citizen Warrior said...

That is fantastic. Yes, non-Muslims should read the Quran. There is an international campaign to get people to do just that:

Take the Pledge: Read the Quran

And you'll see two excellent, readable versions recommended in the sidebar.

We ought to get this on Hannity.

Ben said...

Please joi8n this Facebook page:
Take the Pledge: Read the Qur'an

It appears that most if not all of the competing pages are Islamic, and several are considerably larger.

I favor the Hilali & Khan translation because of the clarity assisted by parenthetical and bracketed expressions from tafsir. It is available with the translator's footnotes at the King Fahd Comples. The pdf version is about 30mb. There is a link to it in the Resources post at "Go Burn With Muhamad".

Resources: links to Qur'an & hadith in various languages & formats and several libraries.

This may not be the right one, Noble Qur'an
I found a broken link to the Arabic/Emglish version with commentary.

It is 29.57mb. The 978 page pdf displays the English, Arabic and commentary. It is a scanned image, Acrobat 8 won't do ocr on it.

Anonymous said...

There just simply is no way around it. Islam is an evil religion. I'm not talking about the moderate, watered-down, modernized Islamic thought streams that we see in Turkey and other more developed countries. I'm talking about orthodox Islam as taught and observed throughout all the Middle East and many other areas. Pure evil! Islam is Satan's religion! This really is a battle of Good vs Evil in the most prophetic sense imaginable.