Cease Fire: AssIdiocy

From UN Resolution 1701 of ’06:

8. -full implementation of the relevant provisions of the Taif Accords, and of
resolutions 1559 (2004) and 1680 (2006), that require the disarmament of all
armed groups in Lebanon, so that, pursuant to the Lebanese cabinet decision of
27 July 2006, there will be no weapons or authority in Lebanon other than that
of the Lebanese State;

10. Requests the Secretary-General to develop, in liaison with relevant
international actors and the concerned parties, proposals to implement the relevant
provisions of the Taif Accords, and resolutions 1559 (2004) and 1680 (2006),
including disarmament, and for delineation of the international borders of Lebanon,
especially in those areas where the border is disputed or uncertain, including by
dealing with the Shebaa farms area, and to present to the Security Council those
proposals within thirty days;

Did that ever happen? Hell no! Hezbollah rearmed stronger than ever. Who but a damned fool suggests that any UN force will either disarm Hamas or prevent it from re-arming? There is no precedent for it, and no possibility, because Iran has two veto wielding sponsors in the Secuirity Council.

Did the Blue Hats prevent firing missiles into Israel? No; a civilian discovered 7 rockets, informed the Blue Hats, who disarmed them. Five more escaped their attention and delivered their warheads to Israel, one of them exploding in a retirement home.

Anyone with any knowledge of the precedents and any common sense, knows damn well that:

  1. Blue Hats will not disarm Hamas
  2. Blue Hats will not prevent smuggling in more rockets
  3. Blue Hats will not prevent launching rockets into Israel
  4. Blue Hats will only serve as human shields for Hamas.

Israel can have neither peace nor security, no matter what she does; no matter what the UN does, until Islam is exterminated. This is the fatal fact which none dares contemplate, which is founded in Allah’s damned book and Moe’s execrable example.

  • 9:29. 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.
  • 9:123. O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who are the Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2:2).
  • Abu Dawud 14.2477
    Narrated Ibn Hawalah:

    The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah’s chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.

  • Muslim Book 041, Number 6985:
    Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.
  • Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2526

    Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

    The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.

  • The Earth belongs to Allah and his Messenger; to be possessed by Jihad. Once it is in Muslim hands, it is there forever, not to be relinquished. The clearest statement of this is in Article 11 of the Hamas Charter. Israel, by regaining possession of her ancient patrimony, conquered by Caliph Umar in 638, is the ultimate insult to Islam: it proves that Allah is an impotent idol. Allah promised Muslims a 2:1 advantage. Allah promised Muslims victory. Specifically, he promised that they would conquer and dominate the Jews: The Good News that Muslims will Dominate the People of the Book.

    Since Israel is living proof that Allah is an impotent idol and his promises are null & void, Muslims can not tolerate her existence. Israel can not obtain peace until Islam becomes extinct. No negotiation. no concession, no good will gesture, no land; nothing but ridding the world of Islam will bring peace to the region! All of these high sounding UN resolutions are counter productive, bringing only renewed and expanded bloodshed, never peace.

    Israel must tell the UN, the ‘Quartet”, the EU, and the whole damn pack of hangers on to go to Hell. Israel must root out Hamas 100%, no matter how long it takes; no matter how many lives are lost in the process. Then she must ask: “Whose next?”. The path to peace runs through the Muslim Cemetary; there is no other route. Any other course of action is AssIdiocy.

    ABC Radio News reported at 10:00 p.m., that the USA did not veto the resolution, apparently relying on Hamas’s expressed intent to reject it. The resolution should have been vetoed because of its intrinsic demerit; because it is part of the problem, not part of the solution. A cease fire has only one function: to allow Hamas to re-arm & regoup. AssIdiots are unable to learn from history.

    • 47:35. So be not weak and ask not for peace (from the enemies of Islam), while you are having the upper hand. Allâh is with you, and will never decrease the reward of your good deeds.
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    Infuriating AssWholliness

    Quotes from The Nation by Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman.

    “While recognizing Israel’s security concerns regarding the continued firing of rockets from Gaza, he firmly reiterates Israel’s obligation to uphold international humanitarian and human rights law and condemns excessive use of force leading to the killing and injuring of civilians,” a statement from Ban’s spokesperson said.

    “He condemns the ongoing rocket attacks by Palestinian militants and is deeply distressed that repeated calls on Hamas for these attacks to end have gone unheeded,” it added.

    • recognizing Israel’s security concerns
    • In a pig’s arse. Hamas has been launching rockets for years, killing, maiming & traumatizing Israelites at random and destroying property. You’ve done nothing more than flap your lips. As long as its Jews being hurt, its no skin off your ass. Only when Muslims are on the receiving end do you raise your voice. Go to Hell, you have 0 credibility.
  • Israel’s obligation to uphold international humanitarian and human rights law
    • The ultimate human right is the right to live unmolested, free of aggression and the threat thereof. Israel’s only obligation is to her citizens: to protect them from assault. Your obligation is to prevent and punish aggression. Because of UN misfeasance, malfeasance & nonfeasance, Israel must defend herself.
  • condemns excessive use of force leading to the killing and injuring of civilians
    • When someone whose stated objective is policide & genocide is trying to kill you, there is no such thing as excessive force. Islam intentionally attacks civilians, seeking to maximize casualties. Israel attacks those who attack her, seeking to avoid collateral damage. Muslims intentionally locate their offensive installations in heavily populated areas so that they will have “civilian” casualties to show off to the t.v. cameras. To Hell with them and with you! Their & your bitter bitching & caterwauling is unwarranted, undignified and extremely offensive.

    For the benefit of those readers who may be uninformed, I expose the root cause of Muslim aggression against Israel. It ain’t:

    • occupation
    • repression
    • suppression
    • injustice
    • displacement
    • poverty
    • ignorance
    • pestilence
    • displacement.

    It is Islam’s damnable doctrines enshrined in the Qur’an, amplified & exemplified in hadith.

    • 7:167. And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (i.e. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is Oft­Forgiving, Most Merciful (for the obedient and those who beg Allah’s Forgiveness).
    • 9:29. 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. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
    • 9:123.O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who are the Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2).
    • Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 392:

      Narrated Abu Huraira:

      While we were in the Mosque, the Prophet came out and said, “Let us go to the Jews” We went out till we reached Bait-ul-Midras. He said to them, “If you embrace Islam, you will be safe.You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. So, if anyone amongst you owns some property, he is permitted to sell it, otherwise you should know that the Earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle.”

    • Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177:
      Narrated Abu Huraira:

      Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

    • Abu Dawud 14.2477
      Narrated Ibn Hawalah:

      The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah’s chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.

    Moe plagiarized Hebraic apocryphal texts and scripture and wove it into the Qur’an in hopes that Jews would accept him as their Messiah. They detected his fraud and rejected him, causing him to hate them intensely.

    Now examine Allah’s promises.

    • 3:160. If Allah helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allah (Alone) let believers put their trust.
    • 13:41. See they not that We gradually reduce the land (of disbelievers, by giving it to the believers, in war victories) from its outlying borders. And Allah judges, there is none to put back His Judgement and He is Swift at reckoning.
    • 40:51. Verily, We will indeed make victorious Our Messengers and those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islâmic Monotheism) in this world’s life and on the Day when the witnesses will stand forth, (i.e. Day of Resurrection),
    • 8:66. Now Allah has lightened your (task), for He knows that there is weakness in you. So if there are of you a hundred steadfast persons, they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a thousand of you, they shall overcome two thousand with the Leave of Allah. And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).

    Caliph Umar conquered the Roman Province of Syria in 638. According to Hamas, that makes Israel theirs forever. Examine this excerpt from the Charter of Hamas [Art. 11]; read and learn, if you are able.

    The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine has been an Islamic Waqf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection, no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of it. No Arab country nor the aggregate of all Arab countries, and no Arab King or President nor all of them in the aggregate, have that right, nor has that right any organization or the aggregate of all organizations, be they Palestinian or Arab, because Palestine is an Islamic Waqf throughout all generations and to the Day of Resurrection. Who can presume to speak for all Islamic Generations to the Day of Resurrection? This is the status [of the land] in Islamic Shari’a, and it is similar to all lands conquered by Islam by force, and made thereby Waqf lands upon their conquest, for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. This [norm] has prevailed since the commanders of the Muslim armies completed the conquest of Syria and Iraq, and they asked the Caliph of Muslims, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, for his view of the conquered land, whether it should be partitioned between the troops or left in the possession of its population, or otherwise. Following discussions and consultations between the Caliph of Islam, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, and the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, be peace and prayer upon him, they decided that the land should remain in the hands of its owners to benefit from it and from its wealth; but the control of the land and the land itself ought to be endowed as a Waqf [in perpetuity] for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. The ownership of the land by its owners is only one of usufruct, and this Waqf will endure as long as Heaven and earth last. Any demarche in violation of this law of Islam, with regard to Palestine, is baseless and reflects on its perpetrators.

    In other words, Islamic conquest is final. In this case, it wasn’t. The Ottoman Empire lost the Levant. Israel threw out the last of her conquerors and resumed soverignty. This is an unacceptable insult to Islam. Israel, by existing, proves Allah to be an impotent idol because his promises are vain. For this reason, they will never cease from attacking Israel.

    No concessions, no ceding of territory, no good will gestures, no negotiations; nothing short of extermination will stop Islam’s reconquest.

    If Israel will not exterminate the Muslims or at least push them back beyond rocket range, she will never have peace and security. All of your peace plans, proposals and road maps are counterproductive, rewarding Islamic aggression.

    Consult Sharia and comprehend the fact that only a damned fool expects peace in the Middle East. I quote from Reliance of the Traveller, Book O: Justice.

    O9.1

    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.

    O9.8

    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,

    “Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29),

    Review Questions

    • What did Allah command the Muslims to do?
    • What did Moe do? (To local Jews in Arabia.)
    • What did Umar do?
    • What is the prerequisite for Judgment Day and admission to Paradise?
    • How long will Jihad be practiced?
    • What must the Caliph do?
    • How frequently must he perform that duty?

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    A Creep Crept Into The Crypt & Crapped

    In a comment thread at Cyber Pastor’s Do The Right Thing, Shibli Zaman, responding to one of my comments, uttered & published the following. [All emphasis added for clarity.]

    Ben said:
    “Neither the old nor new testaments contain open ended commands to engage in aggression, terrorism or genocide without chronological or geographic limits. The Qur’an does, and those commands are confirmed by authentic Hadith.”

    Quote me a SINGLE verse from the Qur’an that IN ITS CONTEXT tells me, an American Muslim, to wage war upon my non-Muslim neighbors. You can do no such thing.[…]

    9:123. O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allâh is with those who are the Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2).

    Ibn Kathir explains that ayeh in this Tafsir: The Order for Jihad against the Disbelievers, the Closest, then the Farthest Areas.

    Allah commands the believers to fight the disbelievers, the closest in area to the Islamic state, then the farthest. This is why the Messenger of Allah started fighting the idolators in the Arabian Peninsula. When he finished with them and Allah gave him control over Makkah, Al-Madinah, At-Ta’if, Yemen, Yamamah, Hajr, Khaybar, Hadramawt and other Arab provinces, and the various Arab tribes entered Islam in large crowds, he then started fighting the People of the Scriptures. He began preparations to fight the Romans who were the closest in area to the Arabian Peninsula, and as such, had the most right to be called to Islam, especially since they were from the People of the Scriptures. The Prophet marched until he reached Tabuk and went back because of the extreme hardship, little rain and little supplies. […]

    During `Uthman’s reign, Islam wore its widest garment and Allah’s unequivocal proof was established in various parts of the world over the necks of the servants. Islam appeared in the eastern and western parts of the world and Allah’s Word was elevated and His religion apparent. The pure religion reached its deepest aims against Allah’s enemies, and whenever Muslims overcame an Ummah, they moved to the next one, and then the next one, crushing the tyranical evil doers. They did this in reverence to Allah’s statement,

    ﴿يَأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ قَاتِلُواْ الَّذِينَ يَلُونَكُمْ مِّنَ الْكُفَّارِ﴾

    (O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you,) Allah said next,

    ﴿وَلِيَجِدُواْ فِيكُمْ غِلْظَةً﴾

    (and let them find harshness in you), meaning, let the disbelievers find harshness in you against them in battle. The complete believer is he who is kind to his believing brother, and harsh with his disbelieving enemy.

    Abdullah Yusuf Ali comments on this ayat:

    * v.123 : When conflict becomes inevitable, the first thing is to clear our surroundings of all evil, for it is only evil that we can rightly fight. To evil we must put up a stout and stiff resistance. Mealy-mouthed compromises are not right for soldiers of truth and righteousness. They are often a compound of cowardice, weariness, greed, and corruptibility.

    L:ikewise Tafsir al-Jalalayn:

    O you who believe, fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, that is, the nearest, followed by the next nearest of them, and let them find harshness in you, that is, severity, in other words, be harsh with them, and know that God is with the pious, helping and granting [them] victory.

    Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas cites the names of local tribes whom Moe attacked in accordance with 9:123 I have an ahadith to show you about his treatment of one of those tribes.

    (O ye who believe!) in Muhammad (pbuh) and in the Qur’an (Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you) the Banu Qurayzah, Banu’l-Nadir, Fadak and Khaybar, (and let them find harshness in you) toughness from you, (and know) O believers (that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him)) Allah helps the believers: Muhammad (pbuh) and his Companions, by making them victorious over their enemies.

    Abu Dawud Book 38, Number 4390:
    Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi:
    I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.

    Allah made another command to fight, earlier in the same surah. This ayeh is the foundation of significant jurisprudence.

    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.

    Rodwell has a slightly different choice of words.

    Make war upon such of those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God, or in the last day, and who forbid not that which God and His Apostle have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of the truth, until they pay tribute out of hand, and they be humbled.

    Moe confirmed the command.

    Abu Dawud 14.2635
    Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

    The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: I am commanded to fight with men till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is His servant and His Apostle, face our qiblah (direction of prayer), eat what we slaughter, and pray like us. When they do that, their life and property are unlawful for us except what is due to them. They will have the same rights as the Muslims have, and have the same responsibilities as the Muslims have.

    The command & confirmation form the basis of significant jurisprudence.

    The Reliance of the Traveller. Version 1.06 – By Ahmad Ibn Naqib Al-Misri
    BOOK O: JUSTICE >> Chapter O-9.0: Jihad

    O-9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
    The caliph (o-25) 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: o-11.4) -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,
    “Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29),
    the time and place for which is before the final descent of Jesus (upon whom be peace). After his final coming, nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus’ descent (upon him and our Prophet be peace), which is the divinely revealed law of Muhammad. The coming of Jesus does not entail a separate divinely revealed law, for he will rule by the law of Muhammad. As for the Prophet’s saying (Allah bless him and give him peace),
    “I am the last, there will be no prophet after me,”

    Al-Ghazali & Al-Shafi’i add something important, which I will highlight.

    Below is what Al-Ghazali actually wrote about jihad war, and the treatment of the vanquished non-Muslim dhimmi peoples (from the Wagjiz, written in 1101 A.D.): …one must go on jihad (i.e., warlike razzias or raids) at least once a year…one may use a catapult against them [non-Muslims] when they are in a fortress, even if among them are women and children. One may set fire to them and/or drown them…If a person of the Ahl al-Kitab [People of The Book – Jews and Christians, typically] is enslaved, his marriage is [automatically] revoked…One may cut down their trees…One must destroy their useless books. Jihadists may take as booty whatever they decide…they may steal as much food as they need…

    Al-Shafi’i (God have mercy on him) said: “The least that the imam must do is that he allow no year to pass without having organised a military expedition by himself, or by his raiding parties, according to the Muslims’ interest, so that the jihad will only be stopped in a year for a (reasonable) excuse.” He said: “If he did not undertake the sending of enough troops to fight, those who are absent (must) go out, and consider as an obligation that which God (who is praised) said.” I said: “What I have mentioned showed that if a group was needed to carry out an expedition, [f. 175 a] our duty was incumbent on all of them.

    The Qur’an contains commands to engage in aggression. Moe’s sunnah confirms the commands and the fact that he obeyed them. Islamic law, which is based on the Qur’an & sunnah confirms them and the tafsirs also confirm them.

    To make matters worse, Islam threatens shirkers with Hellfire and offers participation in Jihad as a get out of Hell free card.

    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.

    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.

    That is what makes every Muslim a potential terrorist, and makes the institution a proximate, and perpetual threat to our lives and liberties.

    I can cite the chapter & verse, I did, and I provided sufficient documentation to prove my assertion. Please join me in jeering at the damned fool’s idiotic challenge. Please join me in cursing & condemning Islam, its demon, messenger & the damnabl doctrines which have led to the premature death of millions of innocent victims in the last 1385 years.
    Ben 03/20/08

    A Creep Crept Into The Crypt & Crapped

    In a comment thread at Cyber Pastor’s Do The Right Thing, Shibli Zaman, responding to one of my comments, uttered & published the following. [All emphasis added for clarity.]

    Ben said:
    “Neither the old nor new testaments contain open ended commands to engage in aggression, terrorism or genocide without chronological or geographic limits. The Qur’an does, and those commands are confirmed by authentic Hadith.”

    Quote me a SINGLE verse from the Qur’an that IN ITS CONTEXT tells me, an American Muslim, to wage war upon my non-Muslim neighbors. You can do no such thing.[…]

    9:123. O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allâh is with those who are the Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2).

    Ibn Kathir explains that ayeh in this Tafsir: The Order for Jihad against the Disbelievers, the Closest, then the Farthest Areas.

    Allah commands the believers to fight the disbelievers, the closest in area to the Islamic state, then the farthest. This is why the Messenger of Allah started fighting the idolators in the Arabian Peninsula. When he finished with them and Allah gave him control over Makkah, Al-Madinah, At-Ta’if, Yemen, Yamamah, Hajr, Khaybar, Hadramawt and other Arab provinces, and the various Arab tribes entered Islam in large crowds, he then started fighting the People of the Scriptures. He began preparations to fight the Romans who were the closest in area to the Arabian Peninsula, and as such, had the most right to be called to Islam, especially since they were from the People of the Scriptures. The Prophet marched until he reached Tabuk and went back because of the extreme hardship, little rain and little supplies. […]

    During `Uthman’s reign, Islam wore its widest garment and Allah’s unequivocal proof was established in various parts of the world over the necks of the servants. Islam appeared in the eastern and western parts of the world and Allah’s Word was elevated and His religion apparent. The pure religion reached its deepest aims against Allah’s enemies, and whenever Muslims overcame an Ummah, they moved to the next one, and then the next one, crushing the tyranical evil doers. They did this in reverence to Allah’s statement,

    ﴿يَأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ قَاتِلُواْ الَّذِينَ يَلُونَكُمْ مِّنَ الْكُفَّارِ﴾

    (O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you,) Allah said next,

    ﴿وَلِيَجِدُواْ فِيكُمْ غِلْظَةً﴾

    (and let them find harshness in you), meaning, let the disbelievers find harshness in you against them in battle. The complete believer is he who is kind to his believing brother, and harsh with his disbelieving enemy.

    Abdullah Yusuf Ali comments on this ayat:

    * v.123 : When conflict becomes inevitable, the first thing is to clear our surroundings of all evil, for it is only evil that we can rightly fight. To evil we must put up a stout and stiff resistance. Mealy-mouthed compromises are not right for soldiers of truth and righteousness. They are often a compound of cowardice, weariness, greed, and corruptibility.

    L:ikewise Tafsir al-Jalalayn:

    O you who believe, fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, that is, the nearest, followed by the next nearest of them, and let them find harshness in you, that is, severity, in other words, be harsh with them, and know that God is with the pious, helping and granting [them] victory.

    Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas cites the names of local tribes whom Moe attacked in accordance with 9:123 I have an ahadith to show you about his treatment of one of those tribes.

    (O ye who believe!) in Muhammad (pbuh) and in the Qur’an (Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you) the Banu Qurayzah, Banu’l-Nadir, Fadak and Khaybar, (and let them find harshness in you) toughness from you, (and know) O believers (that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him)) Allah helps the believers: Muhammad (pbuh) and his Companions, by making them victorious over their enemies.

    Abu Dawud Book 38, Number 4390:
    Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi:
    I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.

    Allah made another command to fight, earlier in the same surah. This ayeh is the foundation of significant jurisprudence.

    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.

    Rodwell has a slightly different choice of words.

    Make war upon such of those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God, or in the last day, and who forbid not that which God and His Apostle have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of the truth, until they pay tribute out of hand, and they be humbled.

    Moe confirmed the command.

    Abu Dawud 14.2635
    Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

    The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: I am commanded to fight with men till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is His servant and His Apostle, face our qiblah (direction of prayer), eat what we slaughter, and pray like us. When they do that, their life and property are unlawful for us except what is due to them. They will have the same rights as the Muslims have, and have the same responsibilities as the Muslims have.

    The command & confirmation form the basis of significant jurisprudence.

    The Reliance of the Traveller. Version 1.06 – By Ahmad Ibn Naqib Al-Misri
    BOOK O: JUSTICE >> Chapter O-9.0: Jihad

    O-9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
    The caliph (o-25) 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: o-11.4) -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,
    “Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29),
    the time and place for which is before the final descent of Jesus (upon whom be peace). After his final coming, nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus’ descent (upon him and our Prophet be peace), which is the divinely revealed law of Muhammad. The coming of Jesus does not entail a separate divinely revealed law, for he will rule by the law of Muhammad. As for the Prophet’s saying (Allah bless him and give him peace),
    “I am the last, there will be no prophet after me,”

    Al-Ghazali & Al-Shafi’i add something important, which I will highlight.

    Below is what Al-Ghazali actually wrote about jihad war, and the treatment of the vanquished non-Muslim dhimmi peoples (from the Wagjiz, written in 1101 A.D.): …one must go on jihad (i.e., warlike razzias or raids) at least once a year…one may use a catapult against them [non-Muslims] when they are in a fortress, even if among them are women and children. One may set fire to them and/or drown them…If a person of the Ahl al-Kitab [People of The Book – Jews and Christians, typically] is enslaved, his marriage is [automatically] revoked…One may cut down their trees…One must destroy their useless books. Jihadists may take as booty whatever they decide…they may steal as much food as they need…

    Al-Shafi’i (God have mercy on him) said: “The least that the imam must do is that he allow no year to pass without having organised a military expedition by himself, or by his raiding parties, according to the Muslims’ interest, so that the jihad will only be stopped in a year for a (reasonable) excuse.” He said: “If he did not undertake the sending of enough troops to fight, those who are absent (must) go out, and consider as an obligation that which God (who is praised) said.” I said: “What I have mentioned showed that if a group was needed to carry out an expedition, [f. 175 a] our duty was incumbent on all of them.

    The Qur’an contains commands to engage in aggression. Moe’s sunnah confirms the commands and the fact that he obeyed them. Islamic law, which is based on the Qur’an & sunnah confirms them and the tafsirs also confirm them.

    To make matters worse, Islam threatens shirkers with Hellfire and offers participation in Jihad as a get out of Hell free card.

    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.

    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.

    That is what makes every Muslim a potential terrorist, and makes the institution a proximate, and perpetual threat to our lives and liberties.

    I can cite the chapter & verse, I did, and I provided sufficient documentation to prove my assertion. Please join me in jeering at the damned fool’s idiotic challenge. Please join me in cursing & condemning Islam, its demon, messenger & the damnabl doctrines which have led to the premature death of millions of innocent victims in the last 1385 years.
    Ben 03/20/08