Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Religion of Peace, Etc., Etc., Ad Nauseam

This, from The American Thinker
     What is the purpose or goal of jihad?
A complicated policy like jihad can have multiple goals or purposes, but this one comes late in Muhammad’s life in Medina and best summarizes the goal and purposes. He wants to make Islam prevail over every religion.
The following translation is approved and funded by the Saudi Royal family; the parenthetical explanations are inserted by the translators:

9:33 It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth, to make it superior over all religions, though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it). (Hilali and Khan, The Noble Qur’an, Riyadh: Darussalam, 1996, 2002; parenthetical notes are theirs)
This verse is repeated two more times, word for word, in Suras 61:9 and 48:28. Muhammad means business.
Seekers and the curious about Islam must understand this brute fact as they read the Quran: in the ten years that Muhammad lived in Medina (AD 622-632), he either sent out or went out on seventy-four small assassination hit squads, raids, expeditions, small battles, or full-scale wars like the Tabuk Crusade in AD 630, in which Muhammad led 30,000 soldiers north to invade the Byzantine empire. Sometimes the conflicts did not end in violence, but too many times they did. All verses (and there are not many) in the Medinan suras that seem to speak of peace and tolerance must be read in light of this violent historical context. Not far from the few tolerant verses the reader will find intolerant and violent verses.
Sura 9:33, simply put, predicts the conquest of Islam over all religions. Islam must dominate the world through jihad.
And that, my fellow Americans — “Islam must dominate the world” — is what makes this World War IV.


Robert Pearson said...

And that, my fellow Americans — “Islam must dominate the world” — is what makes this World War IV.

And if we have to say it a thousand times on ten thousand blogs blogs and in a million conversations with friends and neighbors and our children, we shall.

Unknown said...

DP: I'm not always gentle, neither do I always want to be.

Baron Bodissey said...

Keith -- I'm with you. I think it's time to take back the culture. The PC/Multi-Culti establishment exists only because the MSM is there to prop it up and sustain it. The blogosphere can subvert it. We need to change the subject.

felix said...

If you heard Tony Blair yesterday, announcing that UK will ty to deport the worst of the worst, it almost sounded like the multicultural PC fog had been lifted from him for a day.

Let's hope he follow thru.

Always On Watch said...

Please correct me if I am in error.

1. The Medina verses of the Koran are much more militaristic than portions of earlier origin.

2. The Koran is organized by length of chapters as opposed to chronological organization.

Unknown said...

Always: You are correct in both assumptions. If the Koran were organized according to chronology, people would clearly read how much more violent it becomes with time. This is also how Islam functions today: Muslims are only tolerant as long as they don't have the numerical of military capability to force the infidels to submission.

airforcewife said...

We definately need to change our circumstances. And we can begin to do so without yelling bad words and names (like the left wing of politics do).

We started this way at home - whenever there is a discussion of Islam and the words "Prophet Mohammed" come out of anyone's mouth other than a Muslim's we reply (and we tell our children), "Muhammed is not our prophet, so we aren't going to call him "Prophet Mohammed" until everyone using that title will refer to Christ as "The Lord Jesus Christ."

Fair is fair. Propaganda is not always a bad thing. I've convinced four people so far by using that logic.