Sunday, April 28, 2013

Boston Bombing: Who and Why

The destruction of the sword  is incurred by Infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the  sacred writings which are generally received this effect.

The quote above comes from the Hnifi version of Islamic Law and is found in Hedaya, Volume II, Book IX, page 141. It means that infidels may be attacked without provocation.     

    The Qur'an verses1 behind that passage from Islamic Law have no expiry, they are open ended,. Thus, the communal obligation to wage Jihad against disbelievers continues to the end of the world. 

War must be carried on against the Infidels, at all times, by some party of the Mussulmans.

    The quote above comes from Page 140 of Hedaya's second volume; it is a translator's note  The Shafi'i school's Reliance of the Traveller, in Book O9.1. makes plain the fact that attacks against passive infidels are required annually; that all who know of the communal obligation are sinners if no attack is carried out when it is possible.

...If none of those concerned perform jihad, and it does not happen at all, then everyone who is aware that it is obligatory is guilty of sin, if there was a possibility of having performed it. In the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) jihad was a communal obligation after his emigration (hijra) to Medina. As for subsequent times, there are two possible states in respect to non-Muslims.

The first is when they are in their own countries, in which case jihad (def: o9.8) is a communal obligation, and this is what our author is speaking of when he says, "Jihad is a communal obligation," meaning upon the Muslims each year....


    Objectors declare that Islam is a religion, an equally valid pathway to God. They pray and they sway so it must be ok.  Was any legitimate religion founded for the personal emolument of its founder?  Does the deity of any legitimate religion sanctify and reward acts of terrorism?  Does the founder of any legitimate religion brag about winning wars by terrorism?  3:151, 8:12,39,57,60,65,67, 9:5,29,38, 39,111,120,123, 33:26,27, 47:4,49:15, 59:2,13, 61:10-13; Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 & 4.52.2202   Does the deity of any legitimate religion demand genocide3 as the price of admitting its founder to Paradise?

    Is Islam a legitimate religion entitled to the umbra of protection afforded by the First Amendment's free exercise clause?

Why do they attack us?

    That is what Adams & Jefferson wanted to learn when they met Tripoli's Ambassador, so they asked him.  At that time, we had no boots on the ground in Arabia or Asia and Israel was dominated by the Ottoman Empire. 

The ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet (Mohammed), that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to heaven. 

    Anything and everything Moe said while reciting the Qur'an and everything he did in pursuit thereof is the "law of the Prophet"  After Moe died, Umar sent the army to fight nearby kingdoms. The Persians wanted to know why they were being attacked.

Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says:-- "Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master." he

The orders to fight

    Surah Al-Baqarah 2:216 makes it plain that Jihad4 is ordained for Muslims; a communal obligation.  The next verse makes it plain that Jihad, in that context, means holy war.

2:216. Jihâd (holy fighting in Allâh's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allâh knows but you do not know.

2:217. They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months (i.e. 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th months of the Islâmic calendar). Say, "Fighting therein is a great (transgression) but a greater (transgression) with Allâh is to prevent mankind from following the Way of Allâh, to disbelieve in Him, to prevent access to Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (at Makkah), and to drive out its inhabitants, and Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion (Islâmic Monotheism) if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever."

    The primary Jihad imperatives are found in Surah Al-Anfal and Surah At-Taubah.  Note that there is no mention of their being defensive in nature and no geographic or chronological limits on these imperatives.

8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.

9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.


    Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387 is one of several hadith which confirm the Jihad imperatives. It also brings unpleasant facts to light:

  1. Our blood and property are not sacred to Muslims: The season is open and we can be attacked with impunity.
  2. As disbelievers, we have no human rights; we only obtain them by becoming Muslims. 
Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."

    The Jihad imperatives are codified into Shari'ah, in The Reliance of the Traveller O9.8 & 9.9. 

The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,...

The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim (O: because they are not a people with a Book, nor honored as such, and are not permitted to settle with paying the poll tax (jizya) ) ...

    Where is the defensive or retaliatory element in those provisions of Islamic law?  To see clear confirmation of the obvious, turn to O25.9 where waging war against neighboring infidels is listed as an eighth duty of subordinate rulers.

What motivates Muslims?

    Terrorists are motivated by Allah's threat and promise because they are believers5.  If they were hypocrites, whose Islam goes no deeper than their throats, they would not be planting bombs.  On resurrection day, Allah will weigh their sins against their good deeds. The swing of the balance determines where they spend eternity, Paradise or Perdition

Allah's threat

    A Muslim who does not join the Jihad when called will be damned.

9:38. O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter.

9:39. If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to do all things.

Allah's promise

    A Muslim who joins the Jihad with good intentions will have his sins forgiven and be admitted into Paradise.

61:10. O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment.

61:11.  That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!

61:12. (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of 'Adn ­ Eternity ['Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.

61:13. And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, help from Allâh (against your enemies) and a near victory. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad ) to the believers.

    The minimum number of wives in Paradise is two. The maximum number is 72.  The quantity and quality of food and wine the Muslim gets and the number of virgins he gets is a function of which of the 100 levels of Paradise he is admitted to, which is a function of the balance of his sins and good deeds.  How can a Muslim gain extra credit toward an upgrade in Paradise?  By any step taken to injure or enrage disbelievers: ACTS OF TERRORISM! .  This fact is clear on the face of the text in 9:120.

9:120. It was not becoming of the people of Al-Madinah and the bedouins of the neighbourhood to remain behind Allâh's Messenger (Muhammad  when fighting in Allâh's Cause) and (it was not becoming of them) to prefer their own lives to his life. That is because they suffer neither thirst nor fatigue, nor hunger in the Cause of Allâh, nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers nor inflict any injury upon an enemy but is written to their credit as a deed of righteousness. Surely, Allâh wastes not the reward of the Muhsinûn.

Why do they hate us?

    Muslims hate us because we are not them.  Why? Because Allah hates us; we are accursed, the worst of creatures who must be punished, defeated and gathered into Hell.  Muslims love what Allah loves and hates what Allah hates. The concept is called Wala Wal Bara.

    They hate us and attack us because we ain't Muslims; nothing short of sincere conversion to Islam will change that.  If we want to stop the attacks, we must deport all Muslims and exclude them from entering. There is no acceptable alternative.

  1. 8:39, 9:29, 9:123
  3. "until he has made a great slaughter"
    "until you have killed and wounded many of them"
  4. Translator's definition
    Jurist's definition
  5. 8:1-5, 9:111 & 49:15 define believers: those who fight in Allah's cause.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing: Observe the Pattern!

 While it is possible that others have adopted the Islamic M.O., it is unlikely.  Multiple explosive devices set to detonate at the same time and disperse shrapnel into large crowds fits the pattern of Islamic terrorism.  A person of interest, described as a an exchange student from Saudi Arabia, was chased down and tackled by a witness.   Do you notice anything familiar?  Where were most of the Magnificent Nineteen from?  What kind of Visa did they use to gain admission?

    Why do Muslims need to hurt us?  Because we are not Muslims.  Everyone who is not Muslim is deemed to be a rebel against Allah, one who disbelieves, contradicts or opposes Allah & Moe. I disrespectfully direct doubters, dissenters & deniers to Surah Al-Ma'idah  5:33 and  Ibn Kathir's Tafsir thereof. . Surah Al-Imran 3:12 informs us that we are to be "defeated and gathered together into Hell". Surah At-Taubah 9:29 commands Muslims to wage war against Jews, Christians & Zoroastrians until we are subjugated and submit to extortion.  9:120 promises Muslims that any step taken to injure or enrage disbelievers will be imputed to them as a righteous good deed. When Judgment Day comes, after Muslims murder the last Jew, Allah will weigh their sins against their good deeds. The swing of the balance will determine where they spend eternity.

    Of course, Goddamned fools know that terrorism is harram in Islam. They know that killing innocent persons is forbidden They know something that ain't true. They do not know, because they have not read 5:33 and Ibn Kathir's Tafsir, that only Muslims are innocent. The prohibition is on killing Muslims. Since they have not read Sahih Bukhari, damned fools do not know that no Muslim shall be killed for killing a disbeliever.  UN resolutions declare that Islam cannot and must not be associated with terrorism.  There are four little problems with that: Allah said that he would cast terror and did cast terror. Moe said that he was made victorious with terror. Allah commands Muslims to strike terror into the hearts of disbelievers. 

    Almighty God, who answers prayer, I beseech thee for the immediate death and eternal damnation of the perpetrators of the Boston bombing, and those who ordered, financed, facilitated, planned, aided, assisted and or approve of, celebrate, sympathize with or take pleasure in that most accursed crime against humanity.

    "Its Islam, stupid!"  And so long as there are believing Muslims on our soil; in our cities, it will not be possible to be safe and secure.  We must constantly anticipate the next flash of fire; the next blast, knifing, vehicular homicide or shooting.  Eventually, trust and comity will be completely shattered and normal life will be impossible. 

    Put an end to it. Disrespectfully and contumaciously demand proscription of the propagation & practice of Islam.  Tell your Congressman & Senators that, unless Muslims are expelled & excluded, they will be removed from office and replaced in the next election cycle.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Jihad Debate: Is it Imperialism or Self-Improvement?

 Davi Barker, writing at Patheos, concentrates on attempting to discredit Pamela Geller with adhominem attacks while projecting that tactic onto her. 

  • "Anti-Muslim demagogue,Pam Geller"
    • "blows a wad of cash"
      • "on an ad (hominem) campaign against Islam,"
      • "critical of the boogeyman Muslims she imagines under her bed"

    Preferring to debate the issue rather than personalities and process, I left the following comment, which was not published.  Since I am writing on my own blog and a few friendly blogs where I can use html and won't be censored, I am adding hyperlinks to my sources so that readers can verify the quotes and examine their context.

Adhominem attack is against the debater not her facts: you labeled Geller "bigot".

You denounce 'violent extremists'; do you denounce Muhammad bin Abdullah, who dictated & dispatched extortion letters1 demanding Jizya, then followed up with his army, slaughtering, dispossessing and enslaving2 those who refused to submit ?  Muhammad said that he was "raised for jihad and not for tillage"3, "sent with a sword to see that none but Allah is worshiped4"  and "commanded to fight"5 with men.  He also said that he was "made victorious with terror"6 but you can not denounce him as a terrorist.  

Who is better qualified to define Jihad: you or two who translated the Qur'an?  "Al-Jihâd (holy fighting) in Allâh’s Cause" [Hilali/Khan 2:190]7.  Who is better qualified to define Jihad: you or the Shafi'i school of Islamic law?
 " Jihad means to war against non-Muslims,
and is etymologically derived from the word
mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the
religion." " [The Reliance of the Traveller, Book O9.0,  p. 599]8

Who said this: "(This is also a part of the war booty you earned. Verily, I have no share in it, except my own share, the fifth designated to me. Even that fifth will be given to you (indicating the Prophet's generosity). Therefore, surrender even the needle and the thread, and whatever is bigger or smaller than that (from the war spoils). Do not cheat with any of it, for stealing from the war booty before its distribution is Fire and a shame on its people in this life and the Hereafter. Perform Jihad against the people in Allah's cause, whether they are near or far, and do not fear the blame of the blamers, as long as you are in Allah's cause. Establish Allah's rules while in your area and while traveling. Perform Jihad in Allah's cause, for Jihad is a tremendous door leading to Paradise. Through it, Allah saves (one) from sadness and grief.)'' 9 ?

Who said this: "(The greatest of all things is Islam, its pillars are the prayers and its pinnacle is Jihad for the sake of Allah.)"10?   Who knows better what Jihad is, you or the founder of Islam? 

    If Jihad means Jihad an Nafs: struggle against ego & temptation, why are the various books of Jihad in hadith collections predominantly about raids & conquests?

  2. Surah Al-Ahzab 33:26-27
  3. Ibn Sa'd's KITAB AL-TABAQAT AL-KABIR Volume 1, Parts 1.25.7
  4. The Benefits of Iron, Tafsir Ibn Kathir
  7. 2&l=eng&nAya= 190# 2_ 190
  9. Ruling on the Spoils of War (Ghanimah and Fai ), Tafsir Ibn Kathir
  10. The State of the People of Faith and Their Reward Allah states: Tafsir Ibn Kathir