In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
ANSWERING REV. JERRY VINES
Another Christian grandstander (from the Internet).
“The Florida Times Union, Jacksonville.com. Published Wednesday, June 12, 2002. Vines condemns Islam, By Joe Humphrey Times-Union staff writer.
“The Rev. Jerry Vines, speaking Monday evening at a Southern Baptist pastors conference in St. Louis, told several thousand people that many of this country’s problems can be blamed on religious pluralism.
Pluralists ”would have us to believe that Islam is just as good as Christianity, but I’m here to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that Islam is not just as good as Christianity,” said Vines, who joined the church in 1982 as co-pastor and has led First Baptist since 2000.”
“”Islam was founded by Muhammad, a demon-possessed pedophile who had 12 wives — and his last one was a 9-year-old girl. And I will tell you Allah is not Jehovah either. Jehovah’s not going to turn you into a terrorist that’ll try to bomb people and take the lives of thousands and thousands of people.””
(i) That ”Islam was founded by Muhammad.”
Islam –peace and submission to Allah God– was revealed by Allah God: “This day have I perfected for you your religion and completed My favor to you and chosen for you Islam as a religion”–(Qur’an 5:3). Unlike the terms “Islam” and “Muslims” which are Divine designations in the Qur’an-(5:3; 22:78), “Christians” and “Christianity” are human concoctions, brewed hundreds of years after Christ (though present-day Bibles now have the word “Christian(s)”).
Further, the religion from God could not be partial to any person, place or thing. The name of God’s religion should reflect our service to Him. Such is the religion of Islam. The oldest religion or eternal law is Islam –submission to the law of Allah God. The first human beings submitted to this law of Allah God’s –Islam. Only this submission to Allah God was not yet known as Islam. The following makes this point clear: “Then He (Allah) directed Himself to the heaven and it was a vapour, so He said to it and to the Earth: Come both, willingly or unwillingly. They both said: We come willingly”–(Qur’an 41:11). We ‘come willingly’ or we submit to your command –Islam.
Thus, Islam –submission to the command of Allah God– is as old as the heavens and the earth. All creations conform to the laws of Allah God. (Islam is not the “final frontier,” Mr. Robertson, Islam is the First “frontier,” Islam is the Divine “frontier,” Islam is the Primeval “frontier,” Islam is the “Eternal frontier.” Conquer it if you can! And as you cannot conquer Islam –and no one can– then you and your entourage of Islam/Mohammad-bashers, unless you are “Christians” for benefit rather than for belief, if you want that “mansion” in heaven that Jesus said he might be going to prepare, you have to bend your knees to Allah. And so does all Christendom -Pope, Bishops, Cardinals, Pastors, and laity. There is no other way. No man cometh to God but by Mohammad. See Jesus-preparing mansions in heaven; Jesus-no man cometh to the Father; Mohammad-no man cometh to God but by).
(ii) That Islam “is not just as good as Christianity.”
Reverend Vines sure has that right –Islam is superior! Already proven 5000 ways to sundown. (See Islam superior to other religions).
(iii) That Mohammad was “a demon-possessed pedophile who had 12 wives — and his last one was a 9-year-old girl.”
The “demon-possessed” Mohammad brought the best Book in Scriptural history: superior to the Bible in all facets of life. The Qur’an consists of the teachings of other Scriptures that are applicable for all time, and contains teachings not met with in other Scriptures. Thus The Qur’an consists of, exceeds, and supersedes all Scriptures. (See Qur’an).
And whereas Mohammad married “a 9-year-old girl,” the Bible and Biblical God (and as Christians say Jesus is God, Jesus) commands the taking of little virgin girls as Sex Slaves; and Solomon, the prophet Rev. Vines and Christians believe in, and his son, Rehoboam, had more than a thousand wives and concubines between them (let Rev. Vines count them again and weep);
-Lot built two nations mating with his two daughters;
-David –the “seed” of Jesus, the Christian’s God and Son of God– dallied with Uriah’s wife and sent Uriah to the battle front to be killed (and Christians sing his praise to the extent of their lungs and in beautiful, melodious tones; and they crab at Mohammad);
-Jacob –Jesus’ grandfather– joyed Bilhah and Zilpah, handmaids of his wives Rachel and Leah, and built tribes from their children; Judah –another grandfather of Jesus, the Christian’s God and Son of God– played hide-and-seek with his daughter-in-law, Tamar, and made her fruit (and wanted to burn her for her “whoredom” until he found out the child was his-Genesis 38:11-26). When it comes to the sex-capades of the prophets they believe in Christians become dumb and illiterate.
Moreover, whereas Rev. Vines, and other Christians, try to denigrate Mohammad for marrying ‘Aisha, one Christian points out that the Bible/God allows a man to have sex with girls as young as seven (7) years old. (See ‘Aisha & Mohammad; Christianity-Sex Slaves & Prepubescent Girls; Mohammad-Rayhana).
If Mohammad was a “rapist” and “pedophile” and “child molester” as critics charge, it is not credible that Mohammad would have married only one young girl when he could have married any number of girls/women (before the number of wives were limited and capped at four).
If Mohammad was a “womanizer” as critics charge, it is not credible that Mohammad would have lived a life of celibacy for twenty-five years; lived in a monogamous marriage for twenty-nine years (from 25-54); and married mostly widows with children, elderly and divorced instead of relish himself with vestal nubiles.
Unless Rev. Jerry Vines can prove that Mohammad was a “pedophile”–and he cannot prove this– Rev. Jerry Vines needs to rein in his tongue. Muslims who have the resource may haul him before the Judiciary to substantiate his charge against Mohammad. (See Age of sexual consent). (For Mohammad’s marriage to ‘Aisha see ‘Aisha & Mohammad and video at end of page).
(iv) That “Allah is not Jehovah either.”
Again, you have this right, Rev. Vines. There is no such Divine name as Jehovah. You do not even know the name of your God and you’re making cracks against Allah? “Jehovah” was coined in the human mint eighteen hundred years after Jesus and stamped with the Divine head by the founding Father(s) of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. And whereas Allāh God reveals in His Qur’an that He raised prophets/messengers among all nations and gave them acts of devotion –thus God is known by a name according to the language of the people– and He tells us that “His are the most beautiful names” (Qur’an 59:24) and has given a hundred of these “beautiful” names/attributes, the name Jehovah is not only devoid of Scriptural legitimacy it is meaningless. (See Jehovah’s Witnesses; Jehovah does not exist).
(v). That “Jehovah’s not going to turn you into a terrorist that’ll try to bomb people and take the lives of thousands and thousands of people.”
If you can show in the Qur’an where Allah requires Muslims “to bomb people and take the lives of thousands and thousands of people” and for what reason, I will become a Christian on the spot, no questions asked –no ifs ands or buts; and as you cannot show this then you must become a Muslim on the spot –no ifs ands or buts. Go ahead, put your dignity where your mouth is; prove it!
In contrast, your God (and as you say Jesus is God, then Jesus) was instrumental in the bloodiest episodes in Scriptural history. Jesus was complicit in all the wars and killings –from Moses, Joshua, Saul, Gideon, David, to Solomon– where not even the “ox, and sheep, and ass” were spared the “edge of the sword”–(Deuteronomy 7:1-2; Joshua 10:28-40, 12:1-24). As Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– points out in his revealing book Muhammad in the Bible: “all the blood shed in the wars of Badr, Ohud, and other campaigns led personally by the Prophet Muhammad, could not exceed one-hundredth of the blood shed by Joshua. Yet not a single instance of cruelty or injustice can be proved against the Apostle of Allāh. He was clement, noble, magnanimous, and forgiving.”
After all, the Christians’ God “Jesus” “is a man of war”: “The Lord is a MAN OF WAR: the Lord is his name” –(Exodus 15:3).
Here are a few more gems from Rev. Jerry Vines’ God/Book:
-decapitation: “And the Lord said unto Moses, take ALL THE HEADS of the people and HANG THEM UP before the Lord against the sun”–(Numbers 25:4);
-cannibalism: “And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters” “So we boiled my son and did eat him”–(Deuteronomy 28:53, 57; 2 Kings 6:28-29);
-“They (Jeshurun and his children) have moved me (God) to jealousy with that which is not God…I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them…I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs”–(Deut. 32: 15-25);
-mutilation: “And the Lord said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand…and they slew of them in Bezek TEN THOUSAND men…and they pursued after him (Adonibezek), and caught him and CUT OFF HIS THUMBS and his GREAT TOES. And Adonibezek said, THREE SCORE AND TEN kings, having their THUMBS and their GREAT TOES CUT OFF”–(Judges 1:1-7. Islam only allows a defensive fighting and certainly not to “go up” and kill people to occupy their lands);
-slaying “infant and suckling” in war–(1 Samuel 15:2-3);
–bears eating children: “there came forth little children… and mocked him (Elisha). And he…cursed them in the name of the Lord, and there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them”–(2 Kings 2:22-24);
-mutilating “little ones” and ravishing the wives of others–(Psalm 137:9; Isaiah 13:16);
-killing fetus during war–(Isaiah 13:15, 18; Hosea 13:16);
-women and children beaten with “all gravity” to bring them into obedience and into silence and subjection–(Proverbs 13:24; 19:18; 23:13-14. 1 Timothy 3:4; Hebrews 12:6-8. And without doubt every “Christian” husband wants to deliver his stubborn and rebellious wife’s “soul from hell”);
-burn daughters who commit “whoredom”–(Genesis 38:24; Leviticus 21:9);
-stone to death blasphemers, apostates, married damsel without the “token of virginity,” and the virginal damsel who lies with a man other than her “betrothed,” stubborn and rebellious sons, and the adulteress–(Leviticus 24:11-16, 23; Deuteronomy 13:5-16; 17:2-5; 22:20-21; 22:23-24; 21:18-21; John 8:3-5);
-death to the witch, one who curses his father or mother, the adulterer, homosexuals, and the man who commits bestiality–(Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 20:9; 10-12; Deuteronomy 22:22; Lev. 20:13; 15-16);
-woman an object for sex, good only “to avoid fornication –(1 Corinthians 7:1-2); inferior to man–(1 Cor. 11:7-9); transgressor and betrayer of man–(1 Timothy 2:14; Gen. 3:4-12; Ezekiel 16:44); as “defiler” of man–(Revelation 7:4-8; 14:3-4); (for more Christian misogyny see Christianity-Women of)..
massacre: “And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses….And Moses said unto them… Now therefore kill every MALE among the LITTLE ONES (of the captives), and kill EVERY WOMAN who hath known man by lying with him, but ALL THE WOMEN CHILDREN, that have not known a man by lying with him (virgin girls) KEEP ALIVE FOR YOURSELVES….and of WOMEN that had not known man by lying with him (virgin girls), were 32,000”–(Numbers 31:1-53). (For more see Jesus or Mohammad-best system)
And on the material plain, Muhammad Husayn Haykal notes about the Christian sword:
“From the dawn of Christianity until today every country of the world has been soaked with blood in the name of Jesus Christ. The Romans and the Byzantines of old as well as the European peoples of modern times are guilty of shedding blood in religious causes. The Crusades were launched and their fires fanned by Christians, not by Muslims. For hundreds of years, one army after another rolled out of Europe in the direction of the Muslim Orient to fight, to destroy, and to shed blood. In every case, the popes who claimed to be the vicars of Jesus Christ, blessed and encouraged these armies and hurried them to Jerusalem and other destinations….The (Christian) missionaries rejoin, “Those were the Middle Ages, ages of darkness, unfit as evidence against Christianity.” If this is an argument on which they pin some hope, let us then turn to the twentieth century in which we now live and which they call “the century of the highest human civilization.” This century has indeed seen the same darkness as did the Middle Ages. Lord Allenby, representing the allied forces of England, France, Italy, Rumania, and America, stopped in Jerusalem in 1918 after his conquest of that city toward the end of the first World War and said: “Today the Crusades have come to an end.”” (The Life Of Muhammad, p. 213. (The first Crusade against Muslims was launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II. If the Christian Middle-Ages were the “ages of darkness,” then the preceding ages were even “darker.” Why then crab at Mohammad (570-632) who preceded these Crusading “ages of darkness” by more than four centuries, and who was supposed to be a “barbarian”).
The Christian’s sword must be forged from his God’s/Son of God’s preposterous precepts, “He that is not with me is against me” (and a person can be neutral), and “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me” (which is advocating murder; and though such enemies may not militate against him–(Matthew 12:30; Luke 19:27). (Please note, this is the Christian’s Jesus; for the Muslim’s Jesus read the Qur’an).
Welcome to Mohammad/Islam! Contrast this Christian’s sword with the sword of Mohammad/Islam. Mohammad not only preached love, mercy and forgiveness but demonstrated the greatest instance of love, mercy and forgiveness the world has seen and will ever see. After twenty-three grueling years of persecution; siege; assassination attempt; exile; pursued; and warred on, Mohammad forgave his most rabid enemies upon his triumph over them at Makkah: “It is related that the Prophet took hold of the two sides of the gate of the Ka’ba on the day of the conquest of Makkah and said to the Quraish: How do you think I should treat you? They said: We hope for good, a noble brother and the son of a noble brother. Then he said: I say as my brother Joseph said: “No reproof be against you this day”(Rz)”1
No inquisition. No incrimination. No confession. No rancor. No “He that is not with me is against me.” No “bring my enemies that will not let me rule and slay them before me.” Only lofty words of benevolence and nobility -“No reproof be against you this day”!
Mohammad not only forgave enemies but prayed for the idolater; saying: “if I knew that if I asked forgiveness for him more than seventy times, he would be forgiven, I would ask it for more times than that”–(Qur’an 9:84, 113. Bokhari Vol. 6, #193, 194). Such is the expanse of the “love” of enemies, mercy, forgiveness, and magnanimity of this wonderful man Mohammad. Mohammad the magnificent! The King of peace!
No religion can be shown to be superior to or equal with Islam. Least of all Christianity. In fact, even Hinduism is superior to Christianity. While both Hinduism and Christianity desecrate Godhood –putting God into the belly of woman and bringing Him out her vagina: and thus making woman “Mother of God” and God son of a woman He created (which is blasphemy of the highest order)– the Hindu doctrine of Karma –to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction– only renders God devoid of mercy and forgiveness, as He has no choice but to punish every evil (an equal and opposite reaction), whereas the Christian doctrine of inherited sin –that God puts Adam’s sin onto very person– attributes injustice to God (which is blasphemy); and the doctrine of vicarious atonement –that God made Jesus, an innocent man, scapegoat to die for everyone’s “inherited sin”– attributes more injustice to God and makes Him complicit in murder; and even murder of an innocent man (which is blasphemy).
Unlike the cardinal doctrines of Islam –Unity/Purity of Allah God, Prayer, Zakaat/Charity, Fasting, and Hajj– which are clearly expressed in the Qur’an and observed by the Prophet Mohammad, the cardinal doctrines of Christianity –trinity, inherited sin, and vicarious atonement– are assumed and propagated as Divine truths. (Like his manipulating Paul to contaminate Jesus’ clear teachings of “repentance” and adherence to the Ten Commandments with “inherited sin and vicarious atonement” Satan manipulated the Christian Fathers 300 hundred years after Christ to desecrate the Unity/Purity of Godhead with the “senseless God-dishonoring doctrine” of Trinity).
Any wonder that two thousand years after Jesus’ departure, Christians are yet wandering in “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who Jesus was and his mission:
-whereas some Christians hold that Christ is one in a Trinity, some reject Trinity
-whereas some Christians say Jesus is God some say he is only Son of God (and God has a legion of sons and daughters; even the communist “peacemaker” Gorbachev is son of God)
-whereas some Christians say Christ died for inherited sin others say he died for committed sin –arguing, rightly, that your father being a millionaire does not make you a millionaire. (If one can die for the sin of others then one can take food, medication, and laxative to free others of hunger, ailment, and constipation –vicarious refreshment). Moreover, even the inherited-sin and vicarious-atonement invention is lopsided. The Bible says: “Adam was NOT deceived BUT THE WOMAN BEING DECEIVED WAS IN THE TRANSGRESSION” –(1Timothy 2:14; Genesis 3:6, 12). As Eve/woman was the transgressor, sin should have passed on through woman’s ovum insead of the man’s/Adam’s sperm. God should have sent His “only begotten” daughter to die for this alleged sin.
-whereas some Christians believed Jesus was killed on the cross, was buried and risen, “some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that someone else was substituted for him. The Docetae held that Christ never had a real physical or natural body, but only an apparent or phantom body, and that his Crucifixion was only apparent, not real. The Marcionite Gospel (about A.D. 138) denied that Jesus was born, and merely said that he appeared in human form.”2
-whereas some Christians say Jesus was of virgin birth some say he was not (Paul taught Jesus had a human father (see Jesus-son of God).
And these Christians who do not know one end of their religion from the other and who are bridled in “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion are spending millions of dollars –money that could be blessedly utilized to alleviate the suffering of their needy country-people– and engaging in Stealth Crusade (see Home page) to show Muslims the “truth” about religion. These Christians are to be on Jokes ‘R’ Us. Muslims already know the “truth” about religion.
Such varied and dubious expositions about Jesus can hardly be sources of genuine inspiration. Given the contradictions and conjectures surrounding Jesus, but for Mohammad Jesus Christ may have long since been relegated to the bin of myths and legends. In fact, these Christian doctrines have nothing to with Christ. Christ is only a figurehead in the Church. This religion is more correctly Churchianity or Paulianity and its followers are Churchians or Paulians. Christians are to ask themselves: “How can I go to heaven by following doctrines God did not reveal?”
It was Mohammad who, through the Divine Revelation of the infallible Qur’an, removed the shroud of calumny wrapped around Jesus and his mother, Mary –that Mary was an “adulteress” and Jesus was of illegitimate birth– and appareled them in rubious robes or righteousness; and cleared away the clouds of conjectures shrouding Jesus and sat him elegantly in the celestial spotlight of Divine Truth –of him being human and a prophet of God– and has secured for them today the unflagging allegiance of more than one billion Muslims. And counting. As Islam spirits on. Inexorably. Invincibly. Impregnably. As Divinely decreed to prevail over all religions, even though the disbelievers detest it–(Qur’an 9:33; 48:28; 61:9). Mohammad was no anti-Christ! Mohammad “testify” of Christ! (John 15:26).
It would be a gross error to view Muslims as “enemies” of Jesus. In fact, considering that Jesus taught the Unity of God, sinless birth, eternal life through obedience to the Commandments of God and to love him requires following the Comforter, (Mohammad), Muslims, who observe these teachings of Jesus, can be said to be the true followers of Jesus.
Only the peripheral Muslim and the unthinking would embrace the useless and unGodly crucifix.
Significantly, the Gospel of Mark 16:16-18 notes Jesus as saying “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.” If Rev. Jerry Vines and his colleagues who fire-breathe on Islam and Mohammad trust in Jesus (whom they say is God) and believe that the Bible is all “Word of God” they will have no reluctance or hesitancy to drink “any deadly thing.” Surely to demonstrate their “Word of God” and trust in their Son of God and “God” is the highest of “moral standards.”
(One Christian apologist suffered tremendous birth pains trying to show that this saying of Jesus is metaphorical. Christians take Jesus’ literal sayings figuratively and take his figurative expressions, such as “I and my Father are one,” literally. Christians read their Bible one direction and understand it backwards. See Christians-drinking deadly thing).
The human “cross” crumbles under the celestial “crescent.”
As shown on our site the cardinal doctrines of Christianity are NOT Divine Revelations -they are not clearly expressed in the Bible- these doctrines are assumptions.
Trinity was invented by the Church 300 years after Christ; and inherited sin and vicarious atonement were devised by St. (?) Paul.
In summary. Christianity is:
● Trinity –God growing in the womb, coming out the vagina and getting circumcised; and needing to eat butter and honey “that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”-(Isaiah 7:14-15)
● Son of God –attributing the animal function of sex to God; as “fatherhood” requires the union of sperm and ovum; (and Jesus is only “CALLED” son of God-Luke 1:35); and needing to eat butter and honey “that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”-(Isaiah 7:14-15)
● Inherited sin –God loading a man’s (Adam’s) sin onto innocent, helpless and mentally non-competent babies
● Vicarious atonement –God having a blameless man (Jesus) killed for the sin of others.
Which are gruesome, unGodly monstrosities!
What kind of God and son of God are Christians following that need to eat butter and honey in order to differentiate between good and evil?
What kind of God are Christians following that lived in the belly of a woman and came out her vagina and circumcised?
What kind of God are Christians following that puts one man’s sin onto innocent, helpless, and morally and mentally non-competent babies?
What kind of God are Christians following that had a blameless man killed for the sins of others?
This is the insanity that Christians have hundreds of thousands of missionaries plying the world and blowing billions of dollars (which could be utilized to eradicate/alleviate world poverty) for Muslims and others to nail our intelligence to the “cross” of lunacy and blind faith and follow.
Incidentally, Jesus is noted as saying: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature” (which would include the baboon)–(Mark 16:15; though this verse is a “forgery” in the Bible), and, regarding “the end of the world” Jesus says: “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and THEN SHALL THE END COME”–(Matthew 24:3, 14. Thus, if any nation(s) should ban the Gospel from its land the “end” shall NEVER COME).
Bluntly put, Christianity -Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement- is not only lies,, falsehood and blasphemy, Christianity is nonsense.
(Even Hinduism is superior to Christianity. Whereas both religions reduce God to “son” of a woman and make woman “mother” of God by placing God in the body of a woman and bring Him out her genital. Unlike Christianity which attributes injustice to God and makes God complicit in murder by shifting Adam’s sin around onto every person and then onto Jesus and having him murdered, Hinduism, does not attribute injustice to God and make Him complicit in murder; Hinduism gives to man an equal and opposite reaction to his action; though this renders God as being mercy-less, see Karma & Reincarnation.
Also, whereas Jesus/Christianity regards non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine” and preached in “parables” so these metaphorical “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be saved, Hinduism does not regard non-Jews or non-Hindus as “dogs” and “swine” or preached in parables so they would not understand. The God or son of God or prophet that regards one sector of humanity as “:dogs” and “swine” and even preach so they would not understand and be saved is the God/son of God/prophet not worthy of honor much less of adoration and worship. Even humans fight against racism and bigotry).
While Rev. Jerry Vines (and Christians) has the right to believe whatever he likes, if Rev. Jerry Vines (and Christians) wants to go to heaven he has no choice but to bend his knees to Allah: to
“There is no God but Allah; Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah!
(Divine Revelation on Mohammad’s marriage to ‘Aisha:
1. Muhammad Ali comm. to Qur’an 12:92. (That four persons were executed upon the Prophet’s triumph at Makkah compared to the thousands that were forgiven is hardly any blot on Mohammad’s mercy. Of these four individuals, as M.H. Haykal notes in his The Life of Muhammad, p; 411, two were Muslims guilty of murder before apostatizing; al Huwayrith for tempting the Prophet’s daughter, Zaynab; and a slave woman of Ibn Khatal for castigating the Prophet in song [which castigating may have inspired or encouraged others to militate against the Prophet]. If you believe that this slave woman should not have been executed; even in modern times people are imprisoned for way less than incitement; just ask world-famous peace activist Jaggie Singh, and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and his brother-in-cause Steve Biko; as well as those Muslims jailed or held in detention under mere suspicion or without any kind of charge. And the Twentieth-century jailers crown themselves as “civilized” and “democratic.” Imagine then the punishment[s] that would have been meted out to peace-activists and freedom-fighters if they had castigated or incited against their leaders, as was done against Mohammad. Incidentally, Palestinian author and writer, whose lands were stolen, have been assassinated by their occupiers merely for writing about the injustice committed against them).
2. Ali, Yusuf, Qur’anic comm. #663.