Obama’s Treacheous Idiocy

WTOL 11, a CBS affiliate in Toledo, reports an interview with Senator Obama on their web site.

Obama has pledged to give a speech in a “major Islamic forum” to “redefine our struggle” against fundamentalism within his first 100 days in office. Aides have said the speech would take place in an unspecified Muslim-majority country. Asked what form the redefinition would take, Obama differed little from standard Bush rhetoric on the subject, saying he would “make it clear that the United States is not at war with Islam . . . [and] stands ready to support those who reject violence with closer security cooperation . . . [and] increased foreign assistance.”

What is Islam if not fundamentalism‘ ? When Islam renovates itself every hundred years, what will it turn to if not the documents which constitute its foundation?

“Our struggle” is against fundamentalism? No! Our self defense effort must be targeted at the source; the damnable doctrines which motivate Muslims to murder, rape, pillage, plunder & cast terror. Those damnable doctrines are an intrinsic part of the core of Islam; they can not be severed from it.

If we don’t stop men from maintaining & propagating the belief that they are under an interminable mandate to conquer & subjugate us, this war will not end without our death or enslavement. Either we sever Muslims from their belief system or we sever them from the surface of the earth. There are no acceptable alternatives. Surrender is not an option. Perpetual warfare is not an option.

Obama’s promised speech will “make it clear that the United States is not at war with Islam“. This alone is sufficient to disqualify Obama from high office. No Goddamn fool should be in the Senate, much less the White House. Islam is at war against us. We must reciprocate. If we do not prosecute war against the source of attack against us, we will surely be defeated and lose our lives, liberties & property.

Islam is at war against us. War against Jews & Christians was declared by Moe, in Allah’s name, subsequent to the Hegira and previous to Moe’s death in 632. Observe Rodwell’s translation of the declaration. [Emphasis added.]

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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 that declaration of war.

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.” […]

Islamic law confirmed that declaration.

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), […]

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. [ al-Ghazali, d. 1111, shafi’i, sufi. Kitab al-Wagiz fi fiqh madhab al-imam al-Safi’i (Beirut 1979), s. 186, 190-1, 199-200, 202-3, övers. Michael Schub.] Quoted by Dr. Andrew Bostom.

The destruction of the sword is incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the traditions which are generally received to this effect. […] When the Muslims enter the enemy’s country and besiege the cities or strongholds of the infidels, it is necessary to invite them to embrace the faith, because Ibn Abbas relates of the Prophet that he never destroyed any without previously inviting them to embrace the faith. If, therefore, they embrace the faith, it is unnecessary to war with them, because that which was the design of the war is then obtained without war. […] If the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent to it nor agree to pay capitation tax, it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them […] [ Sheikh Burhanuddin Ali of Marghinan, d. 1196, hanafi. The Hidayah, cit. ur T.P. Hughes, A Dictionary of Islam (London 1895/1994), s. 244-5.]
Since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost,[Bukhari 4.53.355] therefore, according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought. As for those who cannot offer resistance or cannot fight, such as women, children, monks, old people, the blind, handicapped, and their likes, they shall not be killed, unless they actually fight with words [i.e. by propaganda] and acts [e.g. by spying or otherwise assisting in the warfare]. […] we may only fight those who fight us when we want to make God’s religion victorious. […]

This jihad is obligatory if it is carried out on our intitiative and also if it is waged as defence. If we take the initiative, it is a collective duty, [which means that] if it is fulfilled by a sufficient number [of Muslims], the obligation lapses for all others and the merit goes to those who have fulfilled it […] But if the enemy wants to attack the Muslims, then repelling him becomes a duty for all those under attack and for the others in order to help them.

So the latter [form of jihad] consists in defense of the religion, of things that are inviolable, and of lives. Therefore it is fighting out of necessity. The former, however, is voluntary fighting in order to propagate the religion, to make it triumph and to intimidate the enemy, such as was the case with the expedition to Tabuk and the like. [ Ibn Taymiyya, d. 1328, hanbali. Al-Siyasa al-Shariyya, cit. ur Rudolph Peters, Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam, s. 44-54.]

Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir confirms the declaration of war and its eventual outcome:

[The United States] ” stands ready to support those who reject violence with closer security cooperation . . . [and] increased foreign assistance

To reject violence, Muslims must reject Islam; they must cease being Muslims. . Violence is intrinsic to Islam, whose demon commands them to fight pagans until only Allah is worshiped; “people of the book” until they pay extortion in a state of subjugation. Those commands are confirmed by Muhammad’s Sunnah, Fiqh & Tafsir. Jihad is ordained for Muslims. Participation in Jihad is essential to a Muslim’s salvation from Hellfire [61:10…13].

Vocal denial is not sufficient; it is impossible to trust a Muslim because he is given license to deceive Kuffar for self protection and the advancement of Islam. That deception tactic is called al-Taqeyya.

He has pledged to […] spend $2 billion on education to counter fundamentalist Islamic madrassas in countries such as Pakistan.

How does Obama hope to stop madrassas from inculcating Allah’s damnable commands? Reading, math & science instruction will only supplement, not supplant study of Moe’s revelation, example & Sharia. We can not stop Jihad by throwing money down the toilet.

If President Obama would end the war by surrendering & submitting to Islam, the time for revealing his grand plan is now, before the election, so that we can make an informed choice and reject him. If he thinks that there is some possibility of obtaining & maintaining peace and security without eliminating Islam from the face of the earth, now is the time for him to inform us so that we can reject him. If he lacks the spinal fortitude required to effectively wage war against Islam on both fronts (military & ideological) this is the time to inform us so that we can reject him.

The same goes for all aspirants to high office. I therefore renew my challenge to the candidates. Now I must challenge you, the reader. You know, by evidence from Islam’s canon of scripture, tradition & jurisprudence, that Islam is a war machine, neither a religion nor peaceful. You know that it has declared and is prosecuting unremitting war against us. You know that it will not cease from attacking until it succeeds or is exterminated. What are you going to do about it?

Will you sit on this knowledge or will you share it with others? Will you ignore this knowledge, or will you take due notice and vote against any candidate who expresses admiration or respect for Islam or refuses to denounce it?

If you love life & liberty, you will not hesitate, but will take the following actions:

  1. Copy this blog post and insert it into an email; send it to all your friends and relatives.
  2. Send this url to the campaign headquarters of your favorite candidate for high office and demand a response: http://www.anewtone.com/2008/03/challenge-to-candidates.html .
  3. Sign the Congress Debate Koran petition, and send its url to everyone in your address book, your Representative & Senators; ask the recipients to sign it and send it on.
  4. Sign the petition to Outlaw Islam!, copy it and insert it into an email; send it to everyone you know. Ask them to follow suit.
  5. Sign the Ban Islam petition to the World Court, copy it, paste it into an email and send it to everyone you know. Ask them to follow suit.
  6. Sign the Muhammad, A Symbol Of Terrorism petition, copy it, paste it into an email and send it to everyone you know. Ask them to follow suit.
  7. Join Act For America, the United American Committee, Fire Society or 910Group and become an informed activist.


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Obama’s Treacheous Idiocy

WTOL 11, a CBS affiliate in Toledo, reports an interview with Senator Obama on their web site.

Obama has pledged to give a speech in a “major Islamic forum” to “redefine our struggle” against fundamentalism within his first 100 days in office. Aides have said the speech would take place in an unspecified Muslim-majority country. Asked what form the redefinition would take, Obama differed little from standard Bush rhetoric on the subject, saying he would “make it clear that the United States is not at war with Islam . . . [and] stands ready to support those who reject violence with closer security cooperation . . . [and] increased foreign assistance.”

What is Islam if not fundamentalism‘ ? When Islam renovates itself every hundred years, what will it turn to if not the documents which constitute its foundation?

“Our struggle” is against fundamentalism? No! Our self defense effort must be targeted at the source; the damnable doctrines which motivate Muslims to murder, rape, pillage, plunder & cast terror. Those damnable doctrines are an intrinsic part of the core of Islam; they can not be severed from it.

If we don’t stop men from maintaining & propagating the belief that they are under an interminable mandate to conquer & subjugate us, this war will not end without our death or enslavement. Either we sever Muslims from their belief system or we sever them from the surface of the earth. There are no acceptable alternatives. Surrender is not an option. Perpetual warfare is not an option.

Obama’s promised speech will “make it clear that the United States is not at war with Islam“. This alone is sufficient to disqualify Obama from high office. No Goddamn fool should be in the Senate, much less the White House. Islam is at war against us. We must reciprocate. If we do not prosecute war against the source of attack against us, we will surely be defeated and lose our lives, liberties & property.

Islam is at war against us. War against Jews & Christians was declared by Moe, in Allah’s name, subsequent to the Hegira and previous to Moe’s death in 632. Observe Rodwell’s translation of the declaration. [Emphasis added.]

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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 that declaration of war.

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.” […]

Islamic law confirmed that declaration.

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), […]

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. [ al-Ghazali, d. 1111, shafi’i, sufi. Kitab al-Wagiz fi fiqh madhab al-imam al-Safi’i (Beirut 1979), s. 186, 190-1, 199-200, 202-3, övers. Michael Schub.] Quoted by Dr. Andrew Bostom.

The destruction of the sword is incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the traditions which are generally received to this effect. […] When the Muslims enter the enemy’s country and besiege the cities or strongholds of the infidels, it is necessary to invite them to embrace the faith, because Ibn Abbas relates of the Prophet that he never destroyed any without previously inviting them to embrace the faith. If, therefore, they embrace the faith, it is unnecessary to war with them, because that which was the design of the war is then obtained without war. […] If the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent to it nor agree to pay capitation tax, it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them […] [ Sheikh Burhanuddin Ali of Marghinan, d. 1196, hanafi. The Hidayah, cit. ur T.P. Hughes, A Dictionary of Islam (London 1895/1994), s. 244-5.]
Since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost,[Bukhari 4.53.355] therefore, according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought. As for those who cannot offer resistance or cannot fight, such as women, children, monks, old people, the blind, handicapped, and their likes, they shall not be killed, unless they actually fight with words [i.e. by propaganda] and acts [e.g. by spying or otherwise assisting in the warfare]. […] we may only fight those who fight us when we want to make God’s religion victorious. […]

This jihad is obligatory if it is carried out on our intitiative and also if it is waged as defence. If we take the initiative, it is a collective duty, [which means that] if it is fulfilled by a sufficient number [of Muslims], the obligation lapses for all others and the merit goes to those who have fulfilled it […] But if the enemy wants to attack the Muslims, then repelling him becomes a duty for all those under attack and for the others in order to help them.

So the latter [form of jihad] consists in defense of the religion, of things that are inviolable, and of lives. Therefore it is fighting out of necessity. The former, however, is voluntary fighting in order to propagate the religion, to make it triumph and to intimidate the enemy, such as was the case with the expedition to Tabuk and the like. [ Ibn Taymiyya, d. 1328, hanbali. Al-Siyasa al-Shariyya, cit. ur Rudolph Peters, Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam, s. 44-54.]

Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir confirms the declaration of war and its eventual outcome:

[The United States] ” stands ready to support those who reject violence with closer security cooperation . . . [and] increased foreign assistance

To reject violence, Muslims must reject Islam; they must cease being Muslims. . Violence is intrinsic to Islam, whose demon commands them to fight pagans until only Allah is worshiped; “people of the book” until they pay extortion in a state of subjugation. Those commands are confirmed by Muhammad’s Sunnah, Fiqh & Tafsir. Jihad is ordained for Muslims. Participation in Jihad is essential to a Muslim’s salvation from Hellfire [61:10…13].

Vocal denial is not sufficient; it is impossible to trust a Muslim because he is given license to deceive Kuffar for self protection and the advancement of Islam. That deception tactic is called al-Taqeyya.

He has pledged to […] spend $2 billion on education to counter fundamentalist Islamic madrassas in countries such as Pakistan.

How does Obama hope to stop madrassas from inculcating Allah’s damnable commands? Reading, math & science instruction will only supplement, not supplant study of Moe’s revelation, example & Sharia. We can not stop Jihad by throwing money down the toilet.

If President Obama would end the war by surrendering & submitting to Islam, the time for revealing his grand plan is now, before the election, so that we can make an informed choice and reject him. If he thinks that there is some possibility of obtaining & maintaining peace and security without eliminating Islam from the face of the earth, now is the time for him to inform us so that we can reject him. If he lacks the spinal fortitude required to effectively wage war against Islam on both fronts (military & ideological) this is the time to inform us so that we can reject him.

The same goes for all aspirants to high office. I therefore renew my challenge to the candidates. Now I must challenge you, the reader. You know, by evidence from Islam’s canon of scripture, tradition & jurisprudence, that Islam is a war machine, neither a religion nor peaceful. You know that it has declared and is prosecuting unremitting war against us. You know that it will not cease from attacking until it succeeds or is exterminated. What are you going to do about it?

Will you sit on this knowledge or will you share it with others? Will you ignore this knowledge, or will you take due notice and vote against any candidate who expresses admiration or respect for Islam or refuses to denounce it?

If you love life & liberty, you will not hesitate, but will take the following actions:

  1. Copy this blog post and insert it into an email; send it to all your friends and relatives.
  2. Send this url to the campaign headquarters of your favorite candidate for high office and demand a response: http://www.anewtone.com/2008/03/challenge-to-candidates.html .
  3. Sign the Congress Debate Koran petition, and send its url to everyone in your address book, your Representative & Senators; ask the recipients to sign it and send it on.
  4. Sign the petition to Outlaw Islam!, copy it and insert it into an email; send it to everyone you know. Ask them to follow suit.
  5. Sign the Ban Islam petition to the World Court, copy it, paste it into an email and send it to everyone you know. Ask them to follow suit.
  6. Sign the Muhammad, A Symbol Of Terrorism petition, copy it, paste it into an email and send it to everyone you know. Ask them to follow suit.
  7. Join Act For America, the United American Committee, Fire Society or 910Group and become an informed activist.


Obama’s Treacheous Idiocy

WTOL 11, a CBS affiliate in Toledo, reports an interview with Senator Obama on their web site.

Obama has pledged to give a speech in a “major Islamic forum” to “redefine our struggle” against fundamentalism within his first 100 days in office. Aides have said the speech would take place in an unspecified Muslim-majority country. Asked what form the redefinition would take, Obama differed little from standard Bush rhetoric on the subject, saying he would “make it clear that the United States is not at war with Islam . . . [and] stands ready to support those who reject violence with closer security cooperation . . . [and] increased foreign assistance.”

What is Islam if not fundamentalism‘ ? When Islam renovates itself every hundred years, what will it turn to if not the documents which constitute its foundation?

“Our struggle” is against fundamentalism? No! Our self defense effort must be targeted at the source; the damnable doctrines which motivate Muslims to murder, rape, pillage, plunder & cast terror. Those damnable doctrines are an intrinsic part of the core of Islam; they can not be severed from it.

If we don’t stop men from maintaining & propagating the belief that they are under an interminable mandate to conquer & subjugate us, this war will not end without our death or enslavement. Either we sever Muslims from their belief system or we sever them from the surface of the earth. There are no acceptable alternatives. Surrender is not an option. Perpetual warfare is not an option.

Obama’s promised speech will “make it clear that the United States is not at war with Islam“. This alone is sufficient to disqualify Obama from high office. No Goddamn fool should be in the Senate, much less the White House. Islam is at war against us. We must reciprocate. If we do not prosecute war against the source of attack against us, we will surely be defeated and lose our lives, liberties & property.

Islam is at war against us. War against Jews & Christians was declared by Moe, in Allah’s name, subsequent to the Hegira and previous to Moe’s death in 632. Observe Rodwell’s translation of the declaration. [Emphasis added.]

009:029
* *
URL
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 that declaration of war.

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.” […]

Islamic law confirmed that declaration.

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), […]

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. [ al-Ghazali, d. 1111, shafi’i, sufi. Kitab al-Wagiz fi fiqh madhab al-imam al-Safi’i (Beirut 1979), s. 186, 190-1, 199-200, 202-3, övers. Michael Schub.] Quoted by Dr. Andrew Bostom.

The destruction of the sword is incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the traditions which are generally received to this effect. […] When the Muslims enter the enemy’s country and besiege the cities or strongholds of the infidels, it is necessary to invite them to embrace the faith, because Ibn Abbas relates of the Prophet that he never destroyed any without previously inviting them to embrace the faith. If, therefore, they embrace the faith, it is unnecessary to war with them, because that which was the design of the war is then obtained without war. […] If the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent to it nor agree to pay capitation tax, it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them […] [ Sheikh Burhanuddin Ali of Marghinan, d. 1196, hanafi. The Hidayah, cit. ur T.P. Hughes, A Dictionary of Islam (London 1895/1994), s. 244-5.]
Since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost,[Bukhari 4.53.355] therefore, according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought. As for those who cannot offer resistance or cannot fight, such as women, children, monks, old people, the blind, handicapped, and their likes, they shall not be killed, unless they actually fight with words [i.e. by propaganda] and acts [e.g. by spying or otherwise assisting in the warfare]. […] we may only fight those who fight us when we want to make God’s religion victorious. […]

This jihad is obligatory if it is carried out on our intitiative and also if it is waged as defence. If we take the initiative, it is a collective duty, [which means that] if it is fulfilled by a sufficient number [of Muslims], the obligation lapses for all others and the merit goes to those who have fulfilled it […] But if the enemy wants to attack the Muslims, then repelling him becomes a duty for all those under attack and for the others in order to help them.

So the latter [form of jihad] consists in defense of the religion, of things that are inviolable, and of lives. Therefore it is fighting out of necessity. The former, however, is voluntary fighting in order to propagate the religion, to make it triumph and to intimidate the enemy, such as was the case with the expedition to Tabuk and the like. [ Ibn Taymiyya, d. 1328, hanbali. Al-Siyasa al-Shariyya, cit. ur Rudolph Peters, Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam, s. 44-54.]

Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir confirms the declaration of war and its eventual outcome:

[The United States] ” stands ready to support those who reject violence with closer security cooperation . . . [and] increased foreign assistance

To reject violence, Muslims must reject Islam; they must cease being Muslims. . Violence is intrinsic to Islam, whose demon commands them to fight pagans until only Allah is worshiped; “people of the book” until they pay extortion in a state of subjugation. Those commands are confirmed by Muhammad’s Sunnah, Fiqh & Tafsir. Jihad is ordained for Muslims. Participation in Jihad is essential to a Muslim’s salvation from Hellfire [61:10…13].

Vocal denial is not sufficient; it is impossible to trust a Muslim because he is given license to deceive Kuffar for self protection and the advancement of Islam. That deception tactic is called al-Taqeyya.

He has pledged to […] spend $2 billion on education to counter fundamentalist Islamic madrassas in countries such as Pakistan.

How does Obama hope to stop madrassas from inculcating Allah’s damnable commands? Reading, math & science instruction will only supplement, not supplant study of Moe’s revelation, example & Sharia. We can not stop Jihad by throwing money down the toilet.

If President Obama would end the war by surrendering & submitting to Islam, the time for revealing his grand plan is now, before the election, so that we can make an informed choice and reject him. If he thinks that there is some possibility of obtaining & maintaining peace and security without eliminating Islam from the face of the earth, now is the time for him to inform us so that we can reject him. If he lacks the spinal fortitude required to effectively wage war against Islam on both fronts (military & ideological) this is the time to inform us so that we can reject him.

The same goes for all aspirants to high office. I therefore renew my challenge to the candidates. Now I must challenge you, the reader. You know, by evidence from Islam’s canon of scripture, tradition & jurisprudence, that Islam is a war machine, neither a religion nor peaceful. You know that it has declared and is prosecuting unremitting war against us. You know that it will not cease from attacking until it succeeds or is exterminated. What are you going to do about it?

Will you sit on this knowledge or will you share it with others? Will you ignore this knowledge, or will you take due notice and vote against any candidate who expresses admiration or respect for Islam or refuses to denounce it?

If you love life & liberty, you will not hesitate, but will take the following actions:

  1. Copy this blog post and insert it into an email; send it to all your friends and relatives.
  2. Send this url to the campaign headquarters of your favorite candidate for high office and demand a response: http://www.anewtone.com/2008/03/challenge-to-candidates.html .
  3. Sign the Congress Debate Koran petition, and send its url to everyone in your address book, your Representative & Senators; ask the recipients to sign it and send it on.
  4. Sign the petition to Outlaw Islam!, copy it and insert it into an email; send it to everyone you know. Ask them to follow suit.
  5. Sign the Ban Islam petition to the World Court, copy it, paste it into an email and send it to everyone you know. Ask them to follow suit.
  6. Sign the Muhammad, A Symbol Of Terrorism petition, copy it, paste it into an email and send it to everyone you know. Ask them to follow suit.
  7. Join Act For America, the United American Committee, Fire Society or 910Group and become an informed activist.


Tolerance Must Be Reciprocal

Is Islam tolerant? What did Allah & Muhammad have to say on tolerance & related matters? [Emphasis added.]

3:19. Truly, the religion with Allâh is Islâm. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh, then surely, Allâh is Swift in calling to account.

3:85. And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

3:86. How shall Allâh guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and after they bore witness that the Messenger (Muhammad) is true and after clear proofs had come unto them? And Allâh guides not the people who are Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers).

3:87. They are those whose recompense is that on them (rests) the Curse of Allâh, of the angels, and of all mankind.

3:110. You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma’rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fâsiqûn (disobedient to Allâh – and rebellious against Allâh’s Command).

3:111. They will do you no harm, barring a trifling annoyance; and if they fight against you, they will show you their backs, and they will not be helped.

3:112. Indignity is put over them wherever they may be, except when under a covenant (of protection) from Allâh, and from men; they have drawn on themselves the Wrath of Allâh, and destruction is put over them. This is because they disbelieved in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh and killed the Prophets without right. This is because they disobeyed (Allâh) and used to transgress beyond bounds (in Allâh’s disobedience, crimes and sins).

Bukhari Ch 61 # 2756: …It is mentioned from Ibn ‘Umar from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “My provision has been placed under the shadow of my spear, and abasement and humility have been placed on the one who disobeys my command.

Allah only accepts Islam; where’s the tolerance in that? Judaism & Christianity will never be accepted; Where’s the tolerance in that? If anyone turns away from Islam, the curse of Allah, the angels and all mankind is upon him; where’s the tolerance? Perhaps its in the hadith. Abasement, humility & destruction are consequences of disbelief. How tolerant!!

Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57:

Narrated ‘Ikrima:

Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to ‘Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).’ I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'”

Malik’s Muwatta Book 36, Number 36.18.15:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone changes his deen – strike his neck!“[…]

Apostates may be killed. That’s Islamic law.

@O8.4 Click this link, search for @O8.4.

There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserves to die).

Does Allah have any more choice epithets for us?

8:22. Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allâh are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers).

98:6. Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islâm, the Qur’ân and Prophet Muhammad from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.

We are the worst of creatures; destined for Hell fire. Yep, Islam is real tolerant. Allah added something more.

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.

Is that of any force or effect, or just blowing off steam?

@O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad

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),

Reliance of the Traveler, the all purpose handbook of Islamic Law, told you that the Caliph makes war on Jews & Christians and why. Al-Misri quotes the same verse I quoted for you, he quotes it as the basis of fiqh. Muhammad added insult to injury.

9:30. And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allâh, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allâh. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allâh’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!

What does Allah say about Muslims?

3:110. You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma’rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fâsiqûn (disobedient to Allâh – and rebellious against Allâh’s Command).

Muslims are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; exactly what is the meaning of this? Muhammad has the answer!

Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 80:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Verse:–“You (true Muslims) are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind.” means, the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam.

See how tolerant Islam is? It calls us the worst of living creatures, declares war upon us, curses us and calls for the decapitation of aptostates. Then it calls for Muslims to lead us to Islam with chains on our necks!
Why in Hell should we tolerate that?!

For those recalcitrant morons who require more evidence of Islam’s violent intolerance: links to Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir; the titles alone should convince anyone. Read the tafsir and curse Islam.

Tolerance Must Be Reciprocal

Is Islam tolerant? What did Allah & Muhammad have to say on tolerance & related matters? [Emphasis added.]

3:19. Truly, the religion with Allâh is Islâm. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh, then surely, Allâh is Swift in calling to account.

3:85. And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

3:86. How shall Allâh guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and after they bore witness that the Messenger (Muhammad) is true and after clear proofs had come unto them? And Allâh guides not the people who are Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers).

3:87. They are those whose recompense is that on them (rests) the Curse of Allâh, of the angels, and of all mankind.

3:110. You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma’rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fâsiqûn (disobedient to Allâh – and rebellious against Allâh’s Command).

3:111. They will do you no harm, barring a trifling annoyance; and if they fight against you, they will show you their backs, and they will not be helped.

3:112. Indignity is put over them wherever they may be, except when under a covenant (of protection) from Allâh, and from men; they have drawn on themselves the Wrath of Allâh, and destruction is put over them. This is because they disbelieved in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh and killed the Prophets without right. This is because they disobeyed (Allâh) and used to transgress beyond bounds (in Allâh’s disobedience, crimes and sins).

Bukhari Ch 61 # 2756: …It is mentioned from Ibn ‘Umar from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “My provision has been placed under the shadow of my spear, and abasement and humility have been placed on the one who disobeys my command.

Allah only accepts Islam; where’s the tolerance in that? Judaism & Christianity will never be accepted; Where’s the tolerance in that? If anyone turns away from Islam, the curse of Allah, the angels and all mankind is upon him; where’s the tolerance? Perhaps its in the hadith. Abasement, humility & destruction are consequences of disbelief. How tolerant!!

Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57:

Narrated ‘Ikrima:

Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to ‘Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).’ I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'”

Malik’s Muwatta Book 36, Number 36.18.15:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone changes his deen – strike his neck!“[…]

Apostates may be killed. That’s Islamic law.

@O8.4 Click this link, search for @O8.4.

There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserves to die).

Does Allah have any more choice epithets for us?

8:22. Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allâh are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers).

98:6. Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islâm, the Qur’ân and Prophet Muhammad from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.

We are the worst of creatures; destined for Hell fire. Yep, Islam is real tolerant. Allah added something more.

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.

Is that of any force or effect, or just blowing off steam?

@O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad

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),

Reliance of the Traveler, the all purpose handbook of Islamic Law, told you that the Caliph makes war on Jews & Christians and why. Al-Misri quotes the same verse I quoted for you, he quotes it as the basis of fiqh. Muhammad added insult to injury.

9:30. And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allâh, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allâh. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allâh’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!

What does Allah say about Muslims?

3:110. You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma’rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fâsiqûn (disobedient to Allâh – and rebellious against Allâh’s Command).

Muslims are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; exactly what is the meaning of this? Muhammad has the answer!

Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 80:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Verse:–“You (true Muslims) are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind.” means, the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam.

See how tolerant Islam is? It calls us the worst of living creatures, declares war upon us, curses us and calls for the decapitation of aptostates. Then it calls for Muslims to lead us to Islam with chains on our necks!
Why in Hell should we tolerate that?!

For those recalcitrant morons who require more evidence of Islam’s violent intolerance: links to Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir; the titles alone should convince anyone. Read the tafsir and curse Islam.

Cherry Picking: Selective Quotation of the Qur’an; A False Accusation

Critics of Islam are often accused of cherry picking violent verses from Islam’s canon of scripture; using them to condemn Islam. A few examples:

  1. Islamofascism Speaker Misses The Point

  2. Fun With Other People’s Religions (Pt. 1)

The logical fallacy of these charges of cherry picking violent ayat is embedded in the nature of the Qur’an: it is a clear guide for Muslims to follow. [Emphasis added.]

  • 12:1. Alif-Lâm-Râ. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Clear Book (the Qur’ân that makes clear the legal and illegal things, legal laws, a guidance and a blessing).
  • 12:111 …and a detailed explanation of everything and a guide and a Mercy for the people who believe.
  • 26:2. These are the Verses of the manifest Book [this Qur’ân, which was promised by Allâh in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), makes things clear].
  • 27:1. Tâ­Sîn.

    [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’ân, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Qur’ân, and (it is) a Book (that makes things) clear;

    27:2. A guide (to the Right Path); and glad tidings for the believers [who believe in the Oneness of Allâh (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism)].

  • 27:75. And there is nothing hidden in the heaven and the earth, but is in a Clear Book (i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz).

    27:76. Verily, this Qur’ân narrates to the Children of Israel most of that about which they differ.

    27:77. And truly, it (this Qur’ân) is a guide and a mercy to the believers.

  • 28:2. These are Verses of the manifest Book (that makes clear truth from falsehood, good from evil, etc.).

  • 28:49. Say (to them, O Muhammad ): “Then bring a Book from Allâh, which is a better guide than these two [the Taurât (Torah) and the Qur’ân], that I may follow it, if you are truthful.”

  • 41:44. And if We had sent this as a Qur’ân in a foreign language other than Arabic, they would have said: “Why are not its Verses explained in detail (in our language)? What! (A Book) not in Arabic and (the Messenger) an Arab?” Say: “It is for those who believe, a guide and a healing. And as for those who disbelieve, there is heaviness (deafness) in their ears, and it (the Qur’ân) is blindness for them. They are those who are called from a place far away (so they neither listen nor understand).

  • 43:2. By the manifest Book (that makes things clear, i.e. this Qur’ân).

The Qur’an contains clear verses whose commands are to be believed and carried out.

  • 3:7. It is He Who has sent down to you (Muhammad ) the Book (this Qur’ân). In it are Verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book [and those are the Verses of Al-Ahkâm (commandments, etc.), Al-Farâ’id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudud (legal laws for the punishment of thieves, adulterers, etc.)]; and others not entirely clear. So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials, etc.), and seeking for its hidden meanings, but none knows its hidden meanings save Allâh. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: “We believe in it; the whole of it (clear and unclear Verses) are from our Lord.” And none receive admonition except men of understanding. (Tafsir At-Tabarî).

Lets consult Ibn Kathir‘s Tafsir concerning this ayeh: The Mutashabihat and Muhkamat Ayat

  • The Muhkamat are the Ayat that explain the abrogating rulings, the allowed, prohibited, laws, limits, obligations and rulings that should be believed in and implemented. As for the Mutashabihat Ayat, they include the abrogated Ayat, parables, oaths, and what should be believed in, but not implemented.

What did Allah say concerning obedience?

  • 3:32. Say (O Muhammad ): “Obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad ).” But if they turn away, then Allâh does not like the disbelievers.
  • 3:50. And I have come confirming that which was before me of the Taurât (Torah), and to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you, and I have come to you with a proof from your Lord. So fear Allâh and obey me.
  • 3:132. And obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad ) that you may obtain mercy.
  • 4:59. O you who believe! Obey Allâh and obey the Messenger (Muhammad ), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allâh and His Messenger (), if you believe in Allâh and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination.
  • 5:92. And obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad ), and beware (of even coming near to drinking or gambling or Al­Ansâb, or Al­Azlâm, etc.) and fear Allâh. Then if you turn away, you should know that it is Our Messenger’s duty to convey (the Message) in the clearest way.
  • 8:1. They ask you (O Muhammad ) about the spoils of war. Say: “The spoils are for Allâh and the Messenger.” So fear Allâh and adjust all matters of difference among you, and obey Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), if you are believers.
  • 8:20. O you who believe! Obey Allâh and His Messenger, and turn not away from him (i.e. Messenger Muhammad ) while you are hearing.
  • 8:24. O you who believe! Answer Allâh (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he () calls you to that which will give you life, and know that Allâh comes in between a person and his heart (i.e. He prevents an evil person to decide anything). And verily to Him you shall (all) be gathered.
  • 8:45. O you who believe! When you meet (an enemy) force, take a firm stand against them and remember the Name of Allâh much (both with tongue and mind), so that you may be successful.

    8:46. And obey Allâh and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allâh is with those who are As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.).

  • 24:51. The only saying of the faithful believers, when they are called to Allâh (His Words, the Qur’ân) and His Messenger (), to judge between them, is that they say: “We hear and we obey.” And such are the prosperous ones (who will live forever in Paradise).

    24:52. And whosoever obeys Allâh and His Messenger (), fears Allâh, and keeps his duty (to Him), such are the successful ones.

    24:53. They swear by Allâh their strongest oaths, that if only you would order them, they would leave (their homes for fighting in Allâh’s Cause). Say: “Swear you not; (this) obedience (of yours) is known (to be false). Verily, Allâh knows well what you do.”

    24:54. Say: “Obey Allâh and obey the Messenger, but if you turn away, he (Messenger Muhammad ) is only responsible for the duty placed on him (i.e. to convey Allâh’s Message) and you for that placed on you. If you obey him, you shall be on the right guidance. The Messenger’s duty is only to convey (the message) in a clear way (i.e. to preach in a plain way).”

    24:55. Allâh has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islâm). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh).

  • 47:33. O you who believe! Obey Allâh, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad ) and render not vain your deeds.

    47:34. Verily, those who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allâh (i.e. Islâm); then die while they are disbelievers, Allâh will not forgive them.

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

    47:36. The life of this world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism), and fear Allâh, and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask you your wealth.

  • 48:16. Say (O Muhammad ) to the bedouins who lagged behind: “You shall be called to fight against a people given to great warfare, then you shall fight them, or they shall surrender. Then if you obey, Allâh will give you a fair reward, but if you turn away as you did turn away before, He will punish you with a painful torment.”
  • 49:14. The bedouins say: “We believe.” Say: “You believe not but you only say, ‘We have surrendered (in Islâm),’ for Faith has not yet entered your hearts. But if you obey Allâh and His Messenger (), He will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

    49:15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.

  • 64:12. Obey Allâh, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad ), but if you turn away, then the duty of Our Messenger is only to convey (the Message) clearly.

Obedience is heavily emphasized. But what are believers to do exactly? The context provides our first clue.

  1. Al-Anfal 1 provides our first clear evidence of intent: an explicit reference to the disposition of spoils of war. Why would a “religion of peace” engage in war and accrue spoils? “The spoils are for Allâh and the Messenger.”
    • 8:41. And know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily one-fifth (1/5th) of it is assigned to Allâh, and to the Messenger, and to the near relatives [of the Messenger (Muhammad )], …

    How do you gain war-booty without engaging in war. Well, it could be defensive. But it ain’t, as we’ll see later.

  2. 8:24 looks innocent at first: “Answer Allâh (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he () calls you to that which will give you life,” but only because of the ambiguous clause. That ambiguity is cleared up by Surah As-Saff:
    • 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.

  3. The context of 8:24 and & 8:45-46 is extremely obvious; they can only refer to battle.
  4. 24:51-55 leave no doubt: “when they are called to Allâh”… We hear and we obey.” … “ if only you would order them, they would leave (their homes for fighting in Allâh’s Cause). Say: “Swear you not; (this) obedience (of yours) is known (to be false). Verily, Allâh knows well what you do.” … “grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth”
  5. 47:33-36 let the cat out of the bag with these words:So be not weak and ask not for peace (from the enemies of Islâm), while you are having the upper hand. Allâh is with you, and will never decrease the reward of your good deeds.” That is an obvious reference to making war, beyond any doubt.
  6. 48:16 lays out reward & punishment for fighting or shirking. No doubt there!
  7. That is confirmed by 49:14-15: “Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh.”

Did Allah command Muslims to fight? Offensively or defensively?

  • 2:190 And fight in the Way of Allâh those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allâh likes not the transgressors. [Read the footnote appended by the translators, it adds important detail about Jihad!]
  • 2:191 And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
  • 2:193 And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allâh) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allâh (Alone). But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zâlimûn (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)
  • 2:195 And spend in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd of all kinds, etc.) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allâh), and do good. Truly, Allâh loves Al-Muhsinûn (the good-doers).
  • 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.

Ok, 2:190 addresses the defensive Jihad. But click the link, scroll to the bottom of the page and read the footnote about Jihad in general! 2:195 has an interesting phrase:”do not throw yourselves into destruction” Ibn Kathir will tell us what it means.

  • (And spend in the cause of Allah and do not throw yourselves into destruction.) the destruction refers to staying with our families and estates and abandoning Jihad‘.” This was recorded by Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa’i, `Abd bin Humayd in his Tafsir, Ibn Abu Hatim, Ibn Jarir, Ibn Marduwyah, Al-Hafiz Abu Ya`la in his Musnad, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim. At-Tirmidhi said; “Hasan, Sahih, Gharib” Al-Hakim said, “It meets the criteria of the Two Shaykhs (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) but they did not record it.”

  • 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.

Beyond doubt, these two ayat are imperative and clear. Muslims are commanded to fight pagans until only Allah is worshiped; Jews & Christians until they pay extortion in a state of submission. These are fight… until loops. How long do they run?

  • 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

Jihad continues until Judgment day. Is there any confirmation of the commands to fight?

  • 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.”
  • Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 92, Number 388:
    Narrated Abu Huraira:
    When Allah’s Apostle died and Abu Bakr was elected as a Caliph after him, some of the Arabs reverted to disbelief, ‘Umar said to Abu Bakr, “How dare you fight the people while 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 whoever says: None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ waves his wealth and his life from me unless he deserves a legal punishment lusty, and his account will be with Allah! Abu Bakr said, “By Allah, I will fight him who discriminates between Zakat and prayers, for Zakat is the Compulsory right to be taken from the wealth By Allah, if they refuse to give me even a tying rope which they use to give to Allah’s Apostle, I would fight them for withholding it.” ‘Umar said, ‘By Allah, It was nothing, except I saw that Allah had opened the chest of Abu Bakr to the fight, and I came to know for certain that was the truth.”
  • 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.

  • Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 196:
    Narrated Abu Huraira:
    Allah ‘s Apostle said, ” I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ and whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ his life and property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be with Allah, (either to punish him or to forgive him.)”

“Ordered to fight with the people”, “commanded to fight with men”! Those are clear confirmation of the commands to fight. What is the penalty for refusing to fight?

  • 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.

  • Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2497:
    Narrated AbuUmamah:
    The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who does not join the warlike expedition (jihad), or equip, or looks well after a warrior’s family when he is away, will be smitten by Allah with a sudden calamity. Yazid ibn Abdu Rabbihi said in his tradition: ‘before the Day of Resurrection”.

Is this cherry picking? What is the Islamic law concerning Jihad, and what is it based on?

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.”

The Imam must attack Kuffar at least once a year, based on Allah’s commands. Is that clear enough for you? But I have more evidence, from Reliance of the Traveler, the mainstream handbook of Sharia.

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,”
this does not contradict the final coming of Jesus (upon whom be peace), since he will not rule according to the Evangel, but as a follower of our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ).

What does the Caliph do, and why does he do it? Is that cherry picking?! That is Sharia, Islamic LAW! Oh, no, that’s Sunni doctrine. Yeah, wrong! Al-Ghazali was a Sufi. Dr. Andrew Bostom reveals his ruling, at Front Page Magazine.

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…

Falsely accused of cherry picking quotes, I have laid out my evidence linked to Islamic sources. I quoted Hilali & Khan’s Noble Qur’an. You can see eight other translations in parallel at http://www.quranbrowser.com. The words vary; the meanings do not.

Is Allah’s word a clear guide for mankind? Did Allah command Jihad against pagans and “people of the book”? Did Muhammad confirm that command? Did Muhammad obey it? Read 33:26-27 & 59:2. If the Qur’an is not clear & imperative on the matter of fighting; if Muhammad did not confirm the commands; if Muhammad did not carry out those commands and if Sharia is not founded on Allah’s word and Muhammad’s Sunnah, then present relevant, verifiable evidence to prove it!

Cherry Picking: Selective Quotation of the Qur’an; A False Accusation

Critics of Islam are often accused of cherry picking violent verses from Islam’s canon of scripture; using them to condemn Islam. A few examples:

  1. Islamofascism Speaker Misses The Point

  2. Fun With Other People’s Religions (Pt. 1)

The logical fallacy of these charges of cherry picking violent ayat is embedded in the nature of the Qur’an: it is a clear guide for Muslims to follow. [Emphasis added.]

  • 12:1. Alif-Lâm-Râ. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Clear Book (the Qur’ân that makes clear the legal and illegal things, legal laws, a guidance and a blessing).
  • 12:111 …and a detailed explanation of everything and a guide and a Mercy for the people who believe.
  • 26:2. These are the Verses of the manifest Book [this Qur’ân, which was promised by Allâh in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), makes things clear].
  • 27:1. Tâ­Sîn.

    [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’ân, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Qur’ân, and (it is) a Book (that makes things) clear;

    27:2. A guide (to the Right Path); and glad tidings for the believers [who believe in the Oneness of Allâh (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism)].

  • 27:75. And there is nothing hidden in the heaven and the earth, but is in a Clear Book (i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz).

    27:76. Verily, this Qur’ân narrates to the Children of Israel most of that about which they differ.

    27:77. And truly, it (this Qur’ân) is a guide and a mercy to the believers.

  • 28:2. These are Verses of the manifest Book (that makes clear truth from falsehood, good from evil, etc.).

  • 28:49. Say (to them, O Muhammad ): “Then bring a Book from Allâh, which is a better guide than these two [the Taurât (Torah) and the Qur’ân], that I may follow it, if you are truthful.”

  • 41:44. And if We had sent this as a Qur’ân in a foreign language other than Arabic, they would have said: “Why are not its Verses explained in detail (in our language)? What! (A Book) not in Arabic and (the Messenger) an Arab?” Say: “It is for those who believe, a guide and a healing. And as for those who disbelieve, there is heaviness (deafness) in their ears, and it (the Qur’ân) is blindness for them. They are those who are called from a place far away (so they neither listen nor understand).

  • 43:2. By the manifest Book (that makes things clear, i.e. this Qur’ân).

The Qur’an contains clear verses whose commands are to be believed and carried out.

  • 3:7. It is He Who has sent down to you (Muhammad ) the Book (this Qur’ân). In it are Verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book [and those are the Verses of Al-Ahkâm (commandments, etc.), Al-Farâ’id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudud (legal laws for the punishment of thieves, adulterers, etc.)]; and others not entirely clear. So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials, etc.), and seeking for its hidden meanings, but none knows its hidden meanings save Allâh. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: “We believe in it; the whole of it (clear and unclear Verses) are from our Lord.” And none receive admonition except men of understanding. (Tafsir At-Tabarî).

Lets consult Ibn Kathir‘s Tafsir concerning this ayeh: The Mutashabihat and Muhkamat Ayat

  • The Muhkamat are the Ayat that explain the abrogating rulings, the allowed, prohibited, laws, limits, obligations and rulings that should be believed in and implemented. As for the Mutashabihat Ayat, they include the abrogated Ayat, parables, oaths, and what should be believed in, but not implemented.

What did Allah say concerning obedience?

  • 3:32. Say (O Muhammad ): “Obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad ).” But if they turn away, then Allâh does not like the disbelievers.
  • 3:50. And I have come confirming that which was before me of the Taurât (Torah), and to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you, and I have come to you with a proof from your Lord. So fear Allâh and obey me.
  • 3:132. And obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad ) that you may obtain mercy.
  • 4:59. O you who believe! Obey Allâh and obey the Messenger (Muhammad ), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allâh and His Messenger (), if you believe in Allâh and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination.
  • 5:92. And obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad ), and beware (of even coming near to drinking or gambling or Al­Ansâb, or Al­Azlâm, etc.) and fear Allâh. Then if you turn away, you should know that it is Our Messenger’s duty to convey (the Message) in the clearest way.
  • 8:1. They ask you (O Muhammad ) about the spoils of war. Say: “The spoils are for Allâh and the Messenger.” So fear Allâh and adjust all matters of difference among you, and obey Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), if you are believers.
  • 8:20. O you who believe! Obey Allâh and His Messenger, and turn not away from him (i.e. Messenger Muhammad ) while you are hearing.
  • 8:24. O you who believe! Answer Allâh (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he () calls you to that which will give you life, and know that Allâh comes in between a person and his heart (i.e. He prevents an evil person to decide anything). And verily to Him you shall (all) be gathered.
  • 8:45. O you who believe! When you meet (an enemy) force, take a firm stand against them and remember the Name of Allâh much (both with tongue and mind), so that you may be successful.

    8:46. And obey Allâh and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allâh is with those who are As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.).

  • 24:51. The only saying of the faithful believers, when they are called to Allâh (His Words, the Qur’ân) and His Messenger (), to judge between them, is that they say: “We hear and we obey.” And such are the prosperous ones (who will live forever in Paradise).

    24:52. And whosoever obeys Allâh and His Messenger (), fears Allâh, and keeps his duty (to Him), such are the successful ones.

    24:53. They swear by Allâh their strongest oaths, that if only you would order them, they would leave (their homes for fighting in Allâh’s Cause). Say: “Swear you not; (this) obedience (of yours) is known (to be false). Verily, Allâh knows well what you do.”

    24:54. Say: “Obey Allâh and obey the Messenger, but if you turn away, he (Messenger Muhammad ) is only responsible for the duty placed on him (i.e. to convey Allâh’s Message) and you for that placed on you. If you obey him, you shall be on the right guidance. The Messenger’s duty is only to convey (the message) in a clear way (i.e. to preach in a plain way).”

    24:55. Allâh has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islâm). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh).

  • 47:33. O you who believe! Obey Allâh, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad ) and render not vain your deeds.

    47:34. Verily, those who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allâh (i.e. Islâm); then die while they are disbelievers, Allâh will not forgive them.

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

    47:36. The life of this world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism), and fear Allâh, and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask you your wealth.

  • 48:16. Say (O Muhammad ) to the bedouins who lagged behind: “You shall be called to fight against a people given to great warfare, then you shall fight them, or they shall surrender. Then if you obey, Allâh will give you a fair reward, but if you turn away as you did turn away before, He will punish you with a painful torment.”
  • 49:14. The bedouins say: “We believe.” Say: “You believe not but you only say, ‘We have surrendered (in Islâm),’ for Faith has not yet entered your hearts. But if you obey Allâh and His Messenger (), He will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

    49:15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.

  • 64:12. Obey Allâh, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad ), but if you turn away, then the duty of Our Messenger is only to convey (the Message) clearly.

Obedience is heavily emphasized. But what are believers to do exactly? The context provides our first clue.

  1. Al-Anfal 1 provides our first clear evidence of intent: an explicit reference to the disposition of spoils of war. Why would a “religion of peace” engage in war and accrue spoils? “The spoils are for Allâh and the Messenger.”
    • 8:41. And know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily one-fifth (1/5th) of it is assigned to Allâh, and to the Messenger, and to the near relatives [of the Messenger (Muhammad )], …

    How do you gain war-booty without engaging in war. Well, it could be defensive. But it ain’t, as we’ll see later.

  2. 8:24 looks innocent at first: “Answer Allâh (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he () calls you to that which will give you life,” but only because of the ambiguous clause. That ambiguity is cleared up by Surah As-Saff:
    • 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.

  3. The context of 8:24 and & 8:45-46 is extremely obvious; they can only refer to battle.
  4. 24:51-55 leave no doubt: “when they are called to Allâh”… We hear and we obey.” … “ if only you would order them, they would leave (their homes for fighting in Allâh’s Cause). Say: “Swear you not; (this) obedience (of yours) is known (to be false). Verily, Allâh knows well what you do.” … “grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth”
  5. 47:33-36 let the cat out of the bag with these words:So be not weak and ask not for peace (from the enemies of Islâm), while you are having the upper hand. Allâh is with you, and will never decrease the reward of your good deeds.” That is an obvious reference to making war, beyond any doubt.
  6. 48:16 lays out reward & punishment for fighting or shirking. No doubt there!
  7. That is confirmed by 49:14-15: “Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh.”

Did Allah command Muslims to fight? Offensively or defensively?

  • 2:190 And fight in the Way of Allâh those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allâh likes not the transgressors. [Read the footnote appended by the translators, it adds important detail about Jihad!]
  • 2:191 And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
  • 2:193 And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allâh) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allâh (Alone). But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zâlimûn (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)
  • 2:195 And spend in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd of all kinds, etc.) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allâh), and do good. Truly, Allâh loves Al-Muhsinûn (the good-doers).
  • 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.

Ok, 2:190 addresses the defensive Jihad. But click the link, scroll to the bottom of the page and read the footnote about Jihad in general! 2:195 has an interesting phrase:”do not throw yourselves into destruction” Ibn Kathir will tell us what it means.

  • (And spend in the cause of Allah and do not throw yourselves into destruction.) the destruction refers to staying with our families and estates and abandoning Jihad‘.” This was recorded by Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa’i, `Abd bin Humayd in his Tafsir, Ibn Abu Hatim, Ibn Jarir, Ibn Marduwyah, Al-Hafiz Abu Ya`la in his Musnad, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim. At-Tirmidhi said; “Hasan, Sahih, Gharib” Al-Hakim said, “It meets the criteria of the Two Shaykhs (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) but they did not record it.”

  • 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.

Beyond doubt, these two ayat are imperative and clear. Muslims are commanded to fight pagans until only Allah is worshiped; Jews & Christians until they pay extortion in a state of submission. These are fight… until loops. How long do they run?

  • 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

Jihad continues until Judgment day. Is there any confirmation of the commands to fight?

  • 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.”
  • Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 92, Number 388:
    Narrated Abu Huraira:
    When Allah’s Apostle died and Abu Bakr was elected as a Caliph after him, some of the Arabs reverted to disbelief, ‘Umar said to Abu Bakr, “How dare you fight the people while 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 whoever says: None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ waves his wealth and his life from me unless he deserves a legal punishment lusty, and his account will be with Allah! Abu Bakr said, “By Allah, I will fight him who discriminates between Zakat and prayers, for Zakat is the Compulsory right to be taken from the wealth By Allah, if they refuse to give me even a tying rope which they use to give to Allah’s Apostle, I would fight them for withholding it.” ‘Umar said, ‘By Allah, It was nothing, except I saw that Allah had opened the chest of Abu Bakr to the fight, and I came to know for certain that was the truth.”
  • 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.

  • Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 196:
    Narrated Abu Huraira:
    Allah ‘s Apostle said, ” I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ and whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ his life and property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be with Allah, (either to punish him or to forgive him.)”

“Ordered to fight with the people”, “commanded to fight with men”! Those are clear confirmation of the commands to fight. What is the penalty for refusing to fight?

  • 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.

  • Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2497:
    Narrated AbuUmamah:
    The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who does not join the warlike expedition (jihad), or equip, or looks well after a warrior’s family when he is away, will be smitten by Allah with a sudden calamity. Yazid ibn Abdu Rabbihi said in his tradition: ‘before the Day of Resurrection”.

Is this cherry picking? What is the Islamic law concerning Jihad, and what is it based on?

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.”

The Imam must attack Kuffar at least once a year, based on Allah’s commands. Is that clear enough for you? But I have more evidence, from Reliance of the Traveler, the mainstream handbook of Sharia.

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,”
this does not contradict the final coming of Jesus (upon whom be peace), since he will not rule according to the Evangel, but as a follower of our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ).

What does the Caliph do, and why does he do it? Is that cherry picking?! That is Sharia, Islamic LAW! Oh, no, that’s Sunni doctrine. Yeah, wrong! Al-Ghazali was a Sufi. Dr. Andrew Bostom reveals his ruling, at Front Page Magazine.

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…

Falsely accused of cherry picking quotes, I have laid out my evidence linked to Islamic sources. I quoted Hilali & Khan’s Noble Qur’an. You can see eight other translations in parallel at http://www.quranbrowser.com. The words vary; the meanings do not.

Is Allah’s word a clear guide for mankind? Did Allah command Jihad against pagans and “people of the book”? Did Muhammad confirm that command? Did Muhammad obey it? Read 33:26-27 & 59:2. If the Qur’an is not clear & imperative on the matter of fighting; if Muhammad did not confirm the commands; if Muhammad did not carry out those commands and if Sharia is not founded on Allah’s word and Muhammad’s Sunnah, then present relevant, verifiable evidence to prove it!