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.
SON OF HAMAS
“Son of Hamas” –real name Mosab Hassan Yousef– is a Palestinian. At the age of 18, on suspicion of having a gun he was arrested by the “Israelis,” beaten, imprisoned, tortured, and held in worse-than-inhuman condition. He later confessed to having a gun and subsequently began spying for the “Israelis” against his people: “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison”–(Matt. 5:25).
During this time he became enamored with sayings of Jesus (discussed later) that he considered superior to Islam and converted to Christianity. And, as expected, reviled Islam. (SOH also notes a Coptic Christian, Father Zakaria Botros, exposing what he calls “Factual and historical inaccuracies, contradictions” in the Qur’an. This is dealt with later, in sequence).
While it is a person’s God-given right to follow as he desires, that Son of Hams would leave Islam for Christianity is sad. Nay, tragic. It shows that he does not know Islam. Worse. He definitely does not know Christianity. As a person undertaking a journey needs clear directions to his destination, or risk going astray. Likewise, cardinal doctrines of a religion, as they mark the line between heaven and hell, are to be clearly expressed, and not left to the function of interpretation. e slim men man-hater are not from Islam! (For more on Christian women sees ome Muslim may have or are being subjected to adv
Whereas the cardinal doctrines of Islam –Unity of Allāh, God and Messengership of Mohammad, Prayer, Charity, fasting, and Hajj– are clearly expressed in the Qur’an and practiced by the Prophet Mohammad. The cardinal doctrines of Christianity–Trinity, Divine sonship; vicarious atoner; and inherited sin– are not clearly expressed in the Bible, and are alien to Jesus. These doctrines have no Divine foundation; no prophetic foundation; no logical foundation; and are repugnant to reason; Christianity is evil, intolerant, and backward; Christians lie on God, they lie on Jesus, they blame the devil (details later). Yet God calls the followers of the Bible to govern by reason–(Isaiah 1:18). These doctrines of Christianity are assumed and propagated as Divine truths. A Muslim who knows Islam will not leave it for belief –for benefit maybe. This is a clarion call to Muslim educators to make comparative religion a part of their curriculum. And at an early stage. Only the peripheral Muslim and the unthinking would leave Islam for another religion.
I seem to recall having read it stated that there is no creature more brutal to its own species than man is to man.
The Palestinian situation reminds me of Colonialism in Africa. Specifically, the Congo. A picture in a book. A photograph. The note below the photograph reads: “Colonial rule at its worst. African women in chains in Leopold II’s Congo. The ruthless exploitation of the Congo’s vast resources was pursued regardless of African suffering.”
According to the note they were women but they seemed more like teenaged girls. It is hard to tell. But Women (in the adult sense) or girls, it makes no difference. The black and white picture, a full shot, and large –5”w x 6”h –taken in bright daylight and what seems to be a jungle area is heart-twisting.
Gut-wrenching. Nauseating. Sad. Abominably sad. In fact it is beyond “worst.” It is not an easy scene to look at and not be incensed by the demonstration of the raw savagery in the human breast–only the morally deficient would not feel the cruel inhumanity.
The two women. Naked. Chained. Linked together dog-like at the neck by a sling of thick heavy chain, and weighing down between them like a hammock. Their right profiles to the camera. Their hair short and cropped –as negroes hair are– and neat-looking. Guarded by a brother-African standing morosely in the space between them and closer to the girl at the back. His face full to the camera. Fully clothed in Western-African combo style uniform and fez-like hat, but without a noticeable tassel; gun in hand with the butt firmly planted on the ground and the bayoneted-nuzzle straight up. His eyes staring blankly forward and his expression wretchedly miserable. As if he was revoltingly ashamed at his inhumane duty and even at his own mothers or sisters, or angry at the masters he served.
The girls stood almost reverent-like, serene, with their hands in front, about the pubic area, awaiting their miserable fate. Imagine yourself. Someone chaining you. Wrapping a collar of cold steel around your neck. Of all places. The struggle and fierceness with which you would resist. The agonizing screams of protest and mercy. Freedom –the God-given right next to life– so brutally and obscenely truncated.
And for what? Greed? Covetousness? Hatred?
Today, the linked-chains of oppression and injustice are no longer visible. But these shackles of greed and hate and inhumanity are thicker and stronger. Stronger than any steel.
I remember a late, beloved brother of mine querying me –teaching me how to think. What substance has the dual quality of being the hardest and the softest, he asked. Steel, I blurted almost immediately –reasoning that in its cold state it is hard and soft when liquid. Obviously, my tutoring was yet in its infancy.
Finally I gave up.
The human heart he explained: in the state of hate it is harder than rock, and softer than wool in the state of love.
He taught me many and invaluable things, my brother –may Allāh reward him with the highest of Paradise. One of them being for me to never follow my leaders blindly (they might lead me into hell with them), always seek knowledge on my own, he rubbed. I thought his lips would wear out.
His precepts served me well. Though there are some who sit in the Prophet’s seat and plume themselves as the crown of authority. I have a suggestion for these theological tyrants. Revisit the basics of Islam.
Allāh God, His Highest Majesty and Lord of the worlds, does not require blind obedience from me: He calls us in His Bounteous Qur’an to belief through reason, arguments, and examples –not through blind faith, mystery, magic, or miracles–; and He and His illustrious Messenger impress upon us the acquisition of knowledge. To argue and debate and differ with any man below the noble Messenger of Allāh is not only my birthright, it is my God-given right!
The girls stood elegantly and stately. The note says this was Colonial rule at its worst. But Colonialism is an abstract. Vaporous. It has no features. No emotion. This was not Colonialism at its worst. This was the human heart at its worst!
The girl at the back was a bit taller and had slightly downcast eyes. The one in front, she was more bold-like. Striking. Her face was more poignant. And her expression exudes a kind of innocence and pride and dignity that only a person with a lofty dream can project in such a dastardly dark situation. And her soft eyes were focused trance-like and level towards the horizon outside of the camera frame. Perhaps her mind was roaming the timeless expanse of space and light and beauty and seeing all those magnificent things she will never have. Never be able to do.
It was as though I could see her thoughts, reach out and hold them: “You can chain my body but not my spirit.”
After these decades of first seeing this picture –which seems to be indelibly etched in my soul– it occasionally pops up unannounced to haunt me, like now, as I revisit it. And I wonder, who is the savage –the chained or the chainer? Who is the civilized –the clothed or the naked?
(20th Century, 1979 Edition, Purnell Reference Books, a Division of Mac Donald Raintree, Inc; p. 4).
Whether we call Him Ishwar, Eli, Yahweh, Allāh, Atnatu or Manitou, one by one the arrogant butchers of Palestine (and of the world) are returned to God to toast for their crimes. The magnificence of it is, in the Court of Allāh, God, there is no diplomatic immunity, no legal technicality, no hung-jury/no mistrial; no bribery; no one to “pressure” or bring “coercion and duress” on; and no godfather to shield behind his coat –in fact, the godfather would be hustling for a skirt for himself to hide behind–you did the crime, or was involved in it, you toast the time. And considering that one Divine day is equal to a thousand human years, even if the maximum time spent in Hell is twelve months, in Divine terms that would be 365,000 human years. You’re well crisped!)
If there is any cause on which to immortalize our names it is the cause of the Palestinians.
Son of Hamas is the biography of Mosab Hassan Yousef with Ron Brackin, 2010; pub; Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Allāh tells us in His Qur’an that He raised up prophets/ messengers among every people, gave them rites and ceremonies and one common message: There is no God but Me; So serve Me–(Qur’an 21:25 Obviously then, God is known by a name according to the language of the people. Jehovah is not a Scriptural name of God. As Ahmed Deedat points out, there is no “J” in the Hebrew alphabet. It is said that Jews refrained from articulating the name of God because it was too Holy (though the Word of God, the Torah (BIBLE), did not seem Holy enough for them to not alter it), thus Jews referred to God as YHWH. The name Jehovah was grown by grafting vowels to the Jewish YHWH; which could never yield Jehovah. Notably, Moses and Jesus taught this Unity of God as expressed in the Qur’an: Deut; 6:4; Mark 12:29–laa elaaha il-Allāh: there is no God but Allah). Allāh specifically tells us in His Qur’an that He gave a Book each to Moses, David, and Jesus. While Muslims are required by Allāh to believe in all His Books, Allāh also tells us what not to believe, such as Karma and Reincarnation; Trinity; Divine sonship of Jesus; inherited sin, and vicarious atonement. Muslims also do not believe in all the stories of the Bible, such as Lot committed incest with his daughters; Solomon engaged in idolatry; David committed adultery with Uriah’s wife; that all before Jesus are thieves and robbers, as postulated by Jesus (John 10:8)–even the Bible has given the lie to this:Noah was “just” and “perfect”(Gen. 6:9); Abel was “righteous” (Heb. 11:4); Zaccharias and his wife were “righteous” and “blameless”(Luke 1:5-6); and all prophets were “holy”(Luke 1:70; Acts 3:21); Mary the mother of Jesus, was righteous. Allāh/Islam teaches that all prophets are sinless (Qur’an 3:160; 21:27). Incidentally; if God had created man to live forever in happiness but that death and suffering came because Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, and God sent the “perfect” Jesus to “die” for this sin committed by Adam and Eve so that man would be free from it, then mankind, or at least those who accept Christ as vicarious atoner, should not die but live forever. But we have “baptized” Christians of all colors and stripes and sexes also dying.
This presentation is not to denigrate the God of the Bible –Who Christians consider to be a God other than the God of the Qur’an– or Jesus. It is a comment on the Bible and the Gospels, neither of which is in pristine purity, and on the teachings of Christians. (Please note: when checking Qur’anic references please consult a few verses before and after my entries, as the numbering system may differ among translators. I have used either Yusuf Ali or Muhammad Ali’s translation. Muhammad Ali has refuted charges against Islam. No Muslim home should be without a copy of his translation of the Qur’an, and no Muslim student’s computer should be without an electronic copy. His translation of the Qur’an with text, notes, and commentaries can be viewed/ downloaded online: www.muslim.org).
1. The Middle Eastern conflict
2. Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock
3. Muslim terrorists; Islam’s love and mercy; jihad to establish a global caliphate
4. Traditional Muslims, fundamentalists, and Moderates
5. Dead questioned and punished in the grave
6. Palestinian strikers; shopkeepers arrested by Israelis keeping stores closed
7. Hamas; Qur’an supports terrorism
8. Palestine–a political problem or religious problem?
8A Father’s seeming hypocrisy
9. Allāh sanctions eradicating Jews.
10. Israeli justification for torture.
11. Islam–beautiful and cruel; to conquer and enslave the earth
12. Benefits of spying for Israel
13. Jesus loving–Judge not, that ye be not judged–; Allāh judgmental; Jesus contradicts Christians/Church
14. If Jews should abandon Palestine
15. Jesus’ grace, love, and humility
16. Camp David Summit; Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat
17. Yasser Arafat–hero or traitor?
18. Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock built on the site of Solomon’s Temple and Herod the Great’s Temple
19. Reason for spying for Israel
20. God placed him for spying
21. Stealing notes from father to help Israelis
22. Saddam Hussein paying Palestinian martyrs
23. Arafat or Israeli’s–who to blame for killing Palestinian’s
24. Seeing killings through eyes of Israeli’s and Jesus, Palestinians death
25. Adopting standards of Jesus and rejecting those of Allāh; Imams and martyrs
26. Spying under cover of USAID; given spying job by God
27. Comparing Jesus’ teachings with his father; Islam leads down the wrong path
28. Bible does not sanction murder; justification for betrayal
29. Trying to follow the ethical teachings of Jesus; Allāh had no problem with murder
30. Hears God voice and is saved from Israeli’s assassin
31. Comparing Jesus to the cruel and vengeful god of the Qur’an
32 Master bomb maker Abdullah Barghouti, and the poor IDF soldier
33. Freeing mice and betraying his bondage brothers and sisters
34. Abdullah Barghouti and Israeli justice (?)
35. The killing of Freedom-fighter, Saleh–wrong to fight the occupier
36. Betrayed Saleh and blamed him for his wife’s poverty
37. Freedom-fighter, Ibrahim Hamed
38. Israel an immutable reality; Hamas’ goal illogical and unattainable
39. Death of Yasser Arafat
40. Palestinian’s freedom of choice, Israeli response
41. Coptic priest Zakaria Botros performing autopsy on the Qur’an,
42. Conversion to Christianity, invites father to know real nature of God
43. Truth can set you free
44. Islam requires strict regulations to please God
1. SOH (Son of Hamas) “To the outside world, the Middle Eastern conflict is simply a tug-of-war over a small stretch of land. But the real problem is that no one yet has understood the real problem. And as a result, negotiations from Camp David to Oslo confidently continue to splint the arms and legs of a cardiac patient.” (So what is the “real problem?”) (p. xv).
Response: That the Palestinian-Jewish divide is a complex issue is hog-wash! The matter is clear and simple. By their own expressions Jews covet Palestine. Having occupied Palestine two thousand years ago (and for a mere sixty-year period) and having lost it they embarked on a scheme to dispossess the Palestinians of the land and to set up their own “Jewish” state. (See PALESTINE).
One of the claims often made by western writers is that Jews make the desert bloom (as if the Palestinians did not cultivate the land. Why did America not give Jews the desert of Nevada to bloom?). Well, Jews can make the desert bloom, they can make the tar talk, they can make the rock sing, these are no justification for booting the Palestinians out of their country and occupy it. No one in the world –no king or queen or president or prime minister or pastor or rabbi or mp or mpp or white collar or blue collar or American or British or French or Canadian or German or Australian or Indian or West Indian or African or Jew or…– would accept for himself and herself that which the fearless and forbearing Palestinians are being forced for six torturous decades now to accept! Every grain of sand of Palestine is to be returned to the Palestinians. This is the only justice! This is the only dignified approach!
That Palestine was consecrated in the hands of Jews for thousands of years and that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Jews is a colossal Jewish crock and postulating. (See JUDAISM). Briefly:
(i) The eschatological Messiah Jews are expecting is a myth: he is not coming because there is no such teaching in the Bible;1 Jews are required to follow the Prophet Mohammad (ref; Qur’an 3:81; Deut; 18:18-19; John 16:13). (ii) That Jews are God’s chosen people to the exclusion of others is a mirage: they do not exist; reasoning alone would dictate that God does not merit people because of their race or nationality or color or sex: factors in which they had no choice; such a God would be unjust; even human governments endeavor not to judge people on their race or color or religion; God is just (ref. Qur’an 5:20; 6:133; 62:6; 27:90; 49:13; 98:7. Deut: 32:4). (iii) That Jews have a Divine right to Palestine is a big BO-BO: God’s favor does not include wrong-doers or based on wrong-doing as was/is done to Palestinians; God’s covenant was already fulfilled under Joshua; and God did not promise to fulfill His covenant twice; and moreover when this promise was for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel and their righteous descendants; and when Jews have yet to fulfill their covenant with God (ref. Qur’an 2:124; 4:154-155; 5:13-14, 73; 7:158-169; Josh. 6:21; 12:1-24; Deut. 7: 12; 9:4-7; 18:18-19. (iv) That Jews can do whatever they like and God will be merciful to them is a stretch; Deuteronomy 32:43 which says: “Praise his People, O Nations: For he will avenge the blood of his servants. He will render vengeance against his adversaries and make expiation for his land and his People” does NOT refer to future nations; it refers to those nations at the time of the many “ites” kingdoms that Joshua would exterminate, so God can keep His word to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob–Deut. 7:6, 8, 12; 10:15. This is clearly stated a few verses later, in verse 49, where God showed Moses the land of Canaan: “and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the Children for Israel for a possession.” And this blessing was tied in to Jews following the Prophet Mohammad as stated early in the next chapter: “And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the Children of Israel before his death. And he said, The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them”–(Deut; 33:1-2). If Sinai and Seir refer to Moses and Jesus, respectively, “Mount Paran is not found in any other country except Arabia, Makkah being located in its valley;”2 and refers to Mohammad; the ten thousand saints is the number of followers the Prophet Mohammad had upon his conquest of Makkah; and the fiery law in his right hand is the Holy Qur’an–this shows that the Prophet Mohammad is this blessing to Jews. This prophecy of Moses is also tied in to that of Deut. 18:18-19 that speak of the prophet like Moses that God will raise up and in whose mouth God will put His words. And these two prophecies (Deut. 33:1-2; 18:18-19) are tied in to that of Jacob as noted in Genesis 49:10 which decrees: “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a law-giver from between his feet until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” Prof. ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud–the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani–in his book Muhammad in the Bible, has explained this prophecy in detail to show that it cannot apply to either Moses, David, or Jesus, but, that this prophecy could relate only to the Prophet Mohammad because “Muhammad came with military power and the Qur‘an to replace the old Jewish worn-out sceptre and the impracticable and old-fashioned law of sacrifices and of a corrupt priesthood.” Prof. Dawud notes, that the Jewish “institutions” of “Royal Sceptre and the Prophetical Succession” “have been extinct for over thirteen centuries;” and that “the tribe of Judah also has disappeared together with its royal authority and its sister –the prophetical succession”– both have been out of existence for the same period of time as the advent of Mohammad. (Moreover, present-day Jews may not even be Biblical Jews, but off-springs of converts to Judaism). Thus, “The Jews are forced to accept one or the other of the two alternatives, namely, either to admit that Shiloh has come already, but that their forefathers did not recognize him (Allāh, God, says they knew: Qur’an 2:146; 26:197), or to accept the fact that there exists no longer a tribe of Judah from which Shiloh will have to descend.” Moreover, the prophecy clearly states that Shiloh “is to be a total stranger to the tribe of Judah, and even to all the other tribes,” –the sceptre and the law-giver were to remain with Judah until the arrival of Shiloh. “If Shiloh be a descendant of Judah, how could those two elements [sceptre and lawgiver] cease to exist in that tribe?” Shiloh “could not be a descendant of any of the other tribes either, for the sceptre and the lawgiver were for all Israel, and not for one tribe only. This observation explodes the Christian claim as well. For Jesus is a descendant of Judah–at least from his mother’s side.” It is clear from the above that “the Jews are vainly expecting the coming of another Shiloh, and that the Christians are obstinately persisting in their error in believing that it was Jesus who was intended by Shiloh.” (Muhammad in the Bible, pp. 54, 55, 58, 57. “Red” added). Even if we put aside all the prophecies and Divine sayings against Jews. With the mischief and mayhem on their hands probably more than the hairs on their heads, to claim that the Just and impartial God is telling future “nations” to “praise” Jews (or “acclaim” them or “rejoice” with them as other translations have) has to be a fantastic fantasy; or morbid delusion: “Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked”–(Ex. 23:7). “My covenant does not include the wrong-doers, said He (Allāh, God)”–(Qur’an 2:124). Jews salvation lies in them following Mohammad/ Islam). (v) that evil Jews will suffer only twelve months in Hell (which is not in the Bible) is a dream: more; a nightmare; if this twelve months is not human terms but Divine; in which event, given that a Divine day is a thousand years, they’re looking at 365,000 years in Hell: throw in another thousand years if it’s a leap year (ref. Qur’an 2:80, 94);–– and as Muhammad Ali correctly points out, “spiritually the Jewish religion has no future;”3 seeing that the Mosaic law was Divinely decreed to end upon the advent of the Prophet Mohammad–the truth of which their elders knew; and now they also know that the Divine truth is Laa elaaha ill-Allāh Mohammadur Rasool-Allāh: There is no God but Allāh, Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh. The Message has been conveyed to them; and whosoever rejects Mohammad/Islam is going to Hell–(ref. Qur’an 2:146; 26:197; 46: 10; 61:6; [73:15]. Deut; 18:18-19. John 16:13. Qur’an 3:18, 82, 84; 5:3; 9:84, 113; 33:40. Muslim Vol. 1, # 284; and Deut. 18:18-19).
Palestine cannot be consecrated in Jewish hands for thousands of years and Jerusalem cannot be the eternal capital of Jews when God decreed that Prophethood and kingship will be taken from them and for them to follow Islam/Mohammad.
As noted above, Jews salvation lie in their following Islam/ Mohammad. Christians’ salvation also lies in their following Islam/Mohammad. Briefly, Christ foretold the coming of another Comforter who will guide into all truth and who is to be followed (there is no wisdom in following Jesus who did not give all truth)–(John 14:15-16; 15:26; 16:7, 12-13), and “Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord”–(Matt. 23:39). Mohammad, the only Prophet to come after Jesus is this “he;” And he came in the name of the Lord–In the name of Allāh! Which statement is at the beginning of every chapter of the Qur’an (except the ninth). And this prophecy of Jesus meshes with that of Moses of Deuteronomy 18:18-19 that God will raise up a prophet like Moses, “and will put my words in his mouth…which he will speak in my name;” and which words God put into the mouth of Mohammad are those of the Qur’an, and which words are spoken under the formula “In the name of the Lord, Allāh!”Even without these proofs, who wants to be in a BORING Jewish and Christian heaven anyway, reading past-time Bible stories and watching the lion eat straw like the ox–(Isaiah 11:6-7; this must be a cruel joke on the lions or they would have to be outfitted with dentures of incisors and molars for stripping and grinding hay, and have their systems redesigned to process and evacuate hay– when you can be in the Muslims’ paradise lounging on velvet couches with golden vessels of drinks and gardens of “virgins.”
Timingly, Rabbi Dow Marmur, in his column “Celestial and Earthly Jerusalem,” Toronto Star, Monday, May 31, 2010, notes that Elie Wiesel, “celebrated exponent of Judaism and Nobel Peace Prize winner,” published a letter stating: ““Jerusalem must remain the world’s Jewish spiritual capital.”” And “urging the U.S. administration to support Jewish expansion in all parts of Israel’s capital, even though it may harm its Arab population.” “Arguing that Jerusalem is mentioned more than 600 times in the Bible and not even once in the Koran.” (God, I love these Jewish smart-men. They must be giving Allāh/God a hilarious time).
As an “exponent of Judaism” it must be that Elie Wiesel is learned in the Bible. He must know that Power and prophethood will be taken from Jews when Shiloh comes; and which Shiloh is indisputably the Prophet Mohammad; that God was fed up with Jews being “stiffnecked,” “rebellious,” “provocative,” (and have lost the kingdom of God to another people, as Jesus said and which another people is indisputably the Muslims, though they do not believe in Jesus); killed the prophets of God and even tried to kill God’s “only begotten son” (Jesus), on whose head was poured all the righteous blood from Abel to Zacharias son Barachias, and whose house is cursed into desolation (as Jesus said); and most critically that He “will not justify the wicked”–(Ex. 23:7).
And as Elie Wiesel mentioned the Koran (correctly, Qur’an) he perhaps know that Allāh has revealed that most Jews are faithless; arrogant; mischievous; treacherous; on whom His curse is upon; and whom He has declared to subject to severe torment to the day of Resurrection; He is angry at their breaking their covenant with Him; has cursed them into being despised as apes (they were not metamorphosed into apes; only that they were cursed to be despised as apes are); and most critically that His “covenant does not include the wrong-doers–(Qur’an 2:124). And to scheme and dispossess the innocent Palestinian natives of their homes lands and country and relegate them into pathetic refugeehood; to provoke the Palestinians so you could smash them;4 and to have a policy to attack the Palestinian civilians “en masse”5 (perhaps this ploy is used to control the Palestinian population from becoming large); to collude with France and Britain and attacked Egypt so Britain could “occupy” Egypt’s Suez Canal;6 to hijack air-plane;7 provoke the war in Lebanon;8 to sucker America through “Operation Trojan” into bombing Libya (isn’t this a war crime?);9 hijack a Syrian civilian jet to get “hostages;”10 And to force Arab prisoners “to urinate and excrete on one another and crawl on the ground while they call out “Long Live the State of Israel” or lick the earth; or on Holocaust day, to write numbers on their own hands “in memory of Jews in the extermination camps””11–is evil, is wicked, is wrong-doing. In fact this is super evil, super wicked, super wrong-doing. (The favor of God is not a family heritage or social privilege that one can lay claim to at whim or will. The favor of God is earned through righteousness). PALESTINE is the moral, social, historical, and spiritual inheritance of Palestinians and all Muslims.11A
The easiest, simplest, quickest, and cheapest way to end the Palestinian-Jewish conflict is for Jews to fulfill their covenant with Allāh, God, which requires them to follow Islam/ Mohammad. Being Muslims this would give them the legitimacy to having the State. They fulfilling their covenant will also end the Divine decree to have them chastised to the Resurrection.
Time which steals our memories will soon seal soul’s mortal journey. Whether we call Him Ishwar, Eli, Yahweh, Allāh, Atnatu, or Manitou, one by one the arrogant butchers of Palestine (and of the world) are returned to God to roast for their crimes. The magnificence of it is, in the Court of Allāh, God, there is no diplomatic immunity, no legal technicality, no hung-jury/no mistrial; no bribery; no one to “pressure” or bring “coercion and duress” on; and no godfather to shield behind his coat –in fact, the godfather would be hustling for a skirt for himself to hide behind– you did the crime, or was involved in it, you toast the time. And considering that one Divine day is equal to a thousand human years, even if the maximum time spent in Hell is twelve months, in Divine terms that would be 365,000 human years. You’re well crisped!
There is no people in modern era that has suffered such injustice and humiliation and savagery and for so long as the Palestinians have suffered; and continue to suffer. As one speaker (on video) refusing to be cowed into silence, eloquently stated that if you have a heart you will cry for the Palestinians. In the timeless and memorable words of Omar Khayyam: “You know how little while we have to stay, And, once departed, may return no more.”12 If there is any cause on which to immortalize our names it is the cause of the Palestinians. Graduates and students and princes and peasants worldwide, rise up and march for the “Return of Palestine” to the Palestinians. ‘Forever Justice! Forever Palestine!’
Vive le Palestine libre!
Ashat Philistine Hurra!
Azaad Philistine Zindabaad!
Long live free Palestine!
2. SOH. “…my father lived and studied in the Old City of Jerusalem beside Al-Aqsa Mosque –the iconic golden-domed structure that visually defines the profile of Jerusalem in the eyes of most of the world’s people.” (p. 7).
Response: The “iconic golden-domed structure” (Dome of the Rock) is not the Al-Aqsa Masjid. This Dome of the Rock is the Al-Sakhra Masjid.
It is most paramount that Muslims know the difference between the Al-Aqsa Masjid and the Al-Sakhra Masjid (Dome of the Rock). For the difference please watch the Video on this site. (Please go to the home-page and “click” on VIDEO).
(Unless “Son of Hamas” is trying to mislead others into believing the Dome of the Rock (Al-Sakhra Masjid) is the Al-Aqsa Masjid is it any wonder he apostatized from Islam. Living in the heart of Islam he does not know the difference, As shown in this presentation SOH knows nothing about Islam and even less about Christianity. (See the various topics on Christians, Christianity, and on Jesus. While SOH is alive he has the grand opportunity to repent and return to Allāh/Islam; when he dies there is no second chance).
3. SOH. “Many people in the West who stereotype all Muslims as terrorists don’t know about the side of Islam that reflects love and mercy…..Of course, there is also the other side, the one that calls all Muslims to jihad, to contend with the world until they establish a global caliphate, led by one holy man who rules and speaks for Allāh.” (pp. 9-10).
Response: Jihad means to “strive.” To strive or exert one’s self in the way of freedom, truth, and justice: (1) to strive against our low desires (such as greed, selfishness, covetousness, jealousy, vanity, pride); (2) to strive against evil temptations (such as to commit a sin or a wrong against someone); (3) to speak out against an injustice; (4) to finance or take up arms against occupation, oppression/persecution, exploitation, and usurpation; (5) to strive with the Qur’an against false worship. This form of Jihad is known as “Jihad kabiran”–the mighty striving–(Qur’an 25:52); perhaps because the worst form of bondage is bondage of the intellect. (See JIHAD).
That Islam “calls all Muslims to jihad, to contend with the world until they establish a global caliphate, led by one holy man who rules and speaks for Allāh.” This is patent nonsense! There is no compulsion in religion–(Qur’an 2:256; 6:105; 9:6; 10:99-100; 17:7; 18:6, 29; 50:45; 76:3; 109:1-6. While there is no injunction in the Qur’an or in the Tradition of the Prophet to spread Islam by the sword, there are clear injunctions to propagate Islam with the Qur’an: “So obey not the disbelievers, and strive against them a mighty striving with it (the Qur’an)”–(Qur’an 25:52); “And from among you there should be a party who invite to good and enjoin the right and for-bid the wrong. And these are they who are successful”–(Qur’an 3:103). If Islam had required Muslims to “contend with the world until they establish a global caliphate,” the Prophet Mohammad would have forced Islam down the throats of his captors.
The Prophet’s duty was only to deliver the Divine Message not enforce it: “…thou art not one to compel them. So remind by means of the Qur’an him who fears My warning”–(Qur’an 50:45); “Thy duty is only to deliver the message”–(3:19); “And if thy Lord had pleased, all those who are in the earth would have believed, all of them. Wilt thou then force men till they are believers?”–(10:99); “And say: Truth is from your Lord; so let him who please believe, and let him who please disbelieve”–(Qur’an 18:29). While Muslims are required to propagate the Divine Islamic Message, Muslims do not have to “contend with the world until they establish a global caliphate, led by one holy man who rules and speaks for Allāh.”
Christianity has the Papacy led by one “holy” man who speaks for Christ (?) all around the world; does the Pope have to contend with non-Christians to establish this “global” Papacy and rule and speak for Christ?
4. SOH. “Traditional Muslims stand at the foot of the ladder, living in guilt for not really practicing Islam. At the top are fundamentalists, the ones you see in the news killing women and children for the glory of the god of the Qur’an. Moderates are somewhere in between.” (p. 12)
Response: There are no such distinctions in Islam as traditional, fundamentalists, and moderates. If the experts in these self-appointed fields should study the Qur’an and Tradition of the Prophet carefully they would know that Allāh’s Message in the Qur’an is unified. Please detail these verses in the Qur’an that require Muslims to undertake “killing women and children for the glory of the god.” Fighting in the cause of Allāh means to fight for truth and justice.
On p. 12 SOH mentions “suicide bombers.” How do you know these people are “suicide bombers” and not martyrs? Unlike the soldier on the battlefield the occupied has the right to fight by any method and by whatever means. Man has no right to edict judgment against him; this judgment is for Allāh, God: “and drive them out from where they drove you out, and persecution is worse than slaughter”–(Qur’an 2:191, 217). Whereas Allāh allows Muslims to fight those who take up arms to fight Muslims–(Qur’an 22:39-40); and there is no terrorism in Islam. There are perhaps sharp brains that can show that there is no difference between “suicide” bombings and to knowingly drop bombs in areas where civilians, including children, will be killed; and to “provoke” Arabs so you can “smash” them; and to attack Arab civilians “en masse.” These sharp brains may also be able to argue that just as Saddam Hussein was blamed for the deaths of some half-a-million babies/children due to sanctions against Iraq; just as much the parents of children killed in “suicide” bombings are to be blamed for putting their children in the position of being occupiers. Those who do not wish to be objects against liberation are to leave.
(5). SOH mentioned the imam preaching about the dead being questioned and punished in the grave. (p. 17).
Response: Some Muslims believe that the dead, upon their burial, is subject to questioning in the grave. The Prophet is reported as speaking of punishment in the grave–(Bokhari Vol. 2, #’s 422, 454, 456, 460, 461; Vol. 8, #’s 376-381; 522). But there is no such teaching in the Qur’an (though the Qur’an 40:46 seems to teach that the soul is shown daily its ultimate destination). Grave in Islam does not mean the hole in the ground. Yusuf Ali notes that “the Grave” may be understood to be the period between physical death and immortal Life, whatever may be the mode of disposal of the dead body. This intermediate period is the Barzakh.”13 Muhammad Ali notes, “Barzakh is the intermediate state in which the soul lives after death till the Resurrection.”14 Thus, grave may said to be the ‘the state between physical death and the resurrection.’
Regarding the belief that the dead is questioned. According to the Qur’an it seems that man is subjected to two lives and two deaths–(Qur’an 2:28; 40:11). If the state before our coming into existence is one death and our physical death is our second death, and this life is our first life and the resurrection is our second life, then the belief that the dead, whether it be the soul in barzakh or the corpse in the ground (which would exempt those who are cremated, devoured, etc;) is brought to life, would seem to be at variance with the teaching of the Qur’an that there are two lives and two deaths, because this questioning in the grave would entail another life and another death, giving us a third life and a third death.
Even if it be taken that the departure from this life is our first death (as opposed to our non-existence before this life), and this life is our first life and the resurrection is our second life, then this would give us ‘one’ death and ‘two’ lives; which would be in contradiction of the Qur’an that we have two lives and two death’s (not to mention the additional life and death in the grave which would then make it “three” lives and “two” deaths). Either way, the belief that “Munkar and Nakir” interrogate the dead, seems to be at variance with the teaching of the Qur’an.
(Unless before Islam there was no punishment in the grave, or if only Muslims are to be punished in the grave) Allāh, God, says that Pharaoh and his host are brought daily before the Fire–(Qur’an 40:46); Allah also tells us that Pharaoh’s body was saved from decay–(Qur’an 10:90-92; which body was discovered mummified); which means Pharaoh could not have been punished in the grave, since he was not put into a hole in the ground. Also the Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, not buried in the ground, must also have not been questioned. This seems to show that punishment in the grave does not mean that the dead becomes alive again in the grave (hole in the ground), but seemingly, that this reference to grave and punishment in the grave are to barzakh, the grave of the souls, and torment of the sinning soul, respectively.
According to Christianity there is punishment in the grave. The Apostles’ Creed states (as noted in Britannica, 15th Edition, p. 452): “…Jesus Christ…was crucified, died, and buried, descen-ded to hell…” According to this Creed Jesus was subjected to TWO conditions –“buried” and “descended.” And since hell is a place of suffering the only reason Jesus would have gone there is to be punished. Which seems to be correct according to Jehovah’s Witnesses who wrote: “The night before he died, Jesus asked Jehovah if He would change His mind regarding what He wanted him to do (i.e. to spare Jesus from being killed) Luke 22:42). But Jesus obeyed God even though it was not easy. The Bible says that “he learned obedience from the things he suffered.” (Hebrews 5:8. So what did Jesus learn from his “crucifixion?”).”15 Thus, Jesus must have gone to hell to suffer in order to learn more “obedience.” (God/Son of God needs to suffer to learn “obedience”???)
That Jesus “learned obedience from the things he suffered.” Christians say that God/son of God needs to eat butter and honey so that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.”–(Isaiah 7:14-15). Now they say God/son of God has to suffer in order to learn “obedience.” Wonder what Christians will concoct next about God/son of God. If eating butter and honey makes one “know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.” Then, instead of spending mega-millions to house and reform criminals, all governments would need to do is overwhelm the criminals (and perhaps themselves) with a diet of “butter and honey.” And children should be given daily doses of “butter and honey” from kindergarten to ensure a crime free society. Man surely would have snared the elusive Utopia!
(6). SOH. “The strikes, called by one of the Palestinian factions, were designed to hurt Israel financially by reducing the sales tax revenue the government collected from store owners. If the stores were not open, the owners would have top pay less tax. But the Israelis were not stupid. They just started arresting shopkeepers for tax evasion. (???!!!) So who was hurt by the strikes?” (p.32).
Response: How can the shopkeepers be arrested for tax evasion by keeping their stores closed? Which “democratic” (or other) country in the world would arrest a businessman for “tax evasion” on non-existent income? Only in Occupied Palestine! The stores are the property of the owners to have open or closed whenever they like. To arrest the shopkeepers for tax evasion for closing their shops is bloody arrogance and tyranny! The monumental injustices meted out to the hapless native Pales-tinians, and by God’s “chosen people,” and for so long are unmatched in the annals of modern history!
SOH writes about Palestinian/Hamas’ “terrorism” against Jews but not a word about Jewish terrorism against Palestinians.
(7). “The transition of Hamas into a full-blown terrorist organization was complete….Moderate political leaders like my father would not tell the militants that what they were doing was wrong. They could not; on what basis could they declare it was wrong? The militants had the full force of the Qur’an to back them up,” (p. 57). (Please detail the verses in the Qur’an that support terrorism).
Response: To fight the occupier is not “terrorism;” it is heroism! If you think it is “terrorism” to fight the occupier tell this to the French Resistance and to the Allies for booting Germany out of France. And to the Tibetans protesting China’s presence in Tibet.
After two thousand years Jews can come and scheme and kick Palestinians out of their homes, lands, and country and Palestinians do not have the right to liberate/reclaim their homes, lands, and country? Let’s see which fool there is on earth who will accept this piece of pacifistic putrefaction.
(8). SOH. “For Israel, the PLO nationalists had been simply a political problem in need of a political solution. Hamas, on the other hand, Islamized the Palestinian problem, making it a religious problem.” (p. 58).
Response: If Jews saw their stateless condition as a “political problem” they would have accepted the land in Uganda, where the British was offering them a homeland. If Jews saw their stateless condition as a “political problem” there would be no claim that “God gave us this land,” that Palestine was consecrated in the hands of Jews for thousands of years, and that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Jews! The “Palestinian problem” is a “religious problem”: Palestine is the moral, social, historical and spiritual heritage of Palestinians and all Muslims. (See PALESTINE; JUDAISM).
(8A) SOH wrote about his father: “But for a man who could not bring himself to harm an insect, he had obviously found a way to rationalize the idea that it was fine for somebody else to explode people into scraps of meat, as long as he didn’t personally bloody his hands.”(p. 59).
Response: Yet this is exactly what you have done: informing the “Israelis” (not bloodying your hands) and having the “Israelis” missiling the Palestinians “into scraps of meat.” And what about the Jews policy to “provoke” the Arabs and “smash” them “into scraps of meat”? And whose policy is to attack Arab civilians “en masse”? (Perhaps these are the methods they employ to control the Palestinian/your population from outpacing theirs).
(9) SOH. On his father. “…he never spoke against Jewish people, like some racist leaders of Hamas did. He was much more interested in the god of the Qur’an than in politics. (In Islam there is no separating Mosque from State). Allāh had given us the responsibility of eradicating the Jews, and my father didn’t question that, though he personally had nothing against them.” (p. 63). (No wonder you gave up Light and gone into Darkness).
Response: Please show where in the Qur’an “Allāh had given us the responsibility of eradicating the Jews.” Allāh could not give Muslims “the responsibility of eradicating the Jews” when He has decreed to have them chastised to the Resurrection–(Qur’an 7:157. Jews could not be chastised to the Resurrection if they had been eradicated. Perhaps Jerusalem being destroyed by the Babylonians (6th century BC) and by the Romans (70 AD) and Jews taken as captives, and the holocaust were Divine chastisements. Jews have built a wall to keep Arabs out of what they call “Israel” [Occupied Palestine]. But what keeps out also seals in. May be Jews are hemming themselves in for another Divine chastisement. A massive one).
If Allāh had given Muslims “the responsibility of eradicating the Jews” the Prophet Mohammad would not have left any Jew in Arabia. Especially after they proved themselves to be treacherous. And it is doubtful that the majestic Salahhuddin Ayyube (Saladin) would have invited Jews to return to Jerusalem from where they were barred by the Christians.
(And this is how Jews repay Muslims/Arabs’ benevolence and love –with hatred, intrigue, massacre, expulsion, occupation/usurpation and more than sixty years of torture, humiliation, and barbarism– they devour the hand that fed them! But this could hardly have been unexpected considering that Jews were treacherous against God –(Jer. 3:20; 5:11); broke their covenant with Him;16 were arrogant/ungrateful to their prophet –telling Moses to go and fight while they sit and wait– Num. 13:31-33; 14:1-4; Qur’an 5:22-24; killed the prophets of God–Matt. 23:31-35, and even tried to kill God’s “only begotten son,” Jesus; were treacherous against the Prophet Mohammad; and tried to deceive Muslims–Qur’an 3:71; and as M. H. Haykal points out “their opposition and hostility were never open”17 [perhaps this is so even today]; and in post-1948 Palestine, as noted above, they colluded with France and Britain and at-tacked Egypt so Britain could “occupy” Egypt’s Suez Canal; were the first air-plane hijackers in the Mid-East; provoked the war in Lebanon; through its “Operation Trojan” deception suckered America into bombing Libya; and “hijacked” a Syrian civilian jet to get “hostages.”
Muslims are not mandated by Allāh to “eradicating the Jews;” only to reclaim what was stolen from us. Jews have a right to be there; not the state.
(10). SOH. (According to SOH, Loai was a Shin Bet –“Israeli” security– official. Loai was the one to whom SOH passed his information about the Palestinians). Loai is speaking to SOH prior to SOH spying for him: “Please, Moab….We don’t want to torture you, but you need to understand that you are against Israel. (Moab was not against “Israel”: Moab and his people are only trying to reclaim what was wrestled from them; Moab did not dispossess “Israel.” “Israel” is the one that is against Moab; so much so as to refuse a state in Uganda, schemed and booted them out and for six torturous decades have smashed them and subjected them to monumental hardship and suffering).Israel is a small country and we have to protect ourselves. (But Moab/Palestinians do not have the right to protect themselves and reclaim their property from you). We cannot allow anybody to hurt Israeli citizens. (But “Israelis” can not only dispossess Moab/Palestinians but hurt them as well. This must be the ultimate in arrogance!) We have suffered enough our whole lives, and we will not be easy on those who want to hurt our people.” (Why don’t you go “hurt” the Europeans that hurt your people? Moab/Palestinians did not “hurt” your people. Or best yet, fulfill your covenant with God –you will have hallelujah in this life as well as the next). (p.80).
Response: Palestinians homes lands and country are stolen from them and yet they are tortured. Palestinians are not to suffer for Europe’s shame. The West solved its Jewish problem by making it the Arab/Palestinian problem. Muslims are to end our unGodly sectist differences and work towards cure the bleeding of our Palestinian brothers and sisters. If we had adhered to the dictum of Allāh to have military preparedness–(Qur’an 8:60; 3:199) –not for offense but for defense– there would not now be this Question of Palestine. Muslims are to co-operate in all matters–from military to economics and development. This is part of our Constitution. Muslims are destined to be successful, victorious, and triumphant. In the words of the magnificent Caliph ‘Umar (quoting from memory) Allāh gave us greatness through Islam; if we seek it in other ways now He will again bring us into disgrace. Our present state is one of disgrace. This celestial throne of excellence promised by Allāh is ever present for Muslims to ascend. Let us embark on our destiny!
(11). SOH. “More than an apologist for Islam, my father lived his life as an example of what a Muslim should be. He reflected the beautiful side of Islam, not the cruel side that required its followers to conquer and enslave the earth.” “What I didn’t know at the time was that no matter how much we weighed on Allāh’s scale, all of our righteousness and good works were like filthy rags to God” (pp. 105-106).
Response: (The term “filthy rags” is a Christian one from the Bible–Isaiah 64:6; implying that righteousness and good works are of no value; that only through belief in the fabled crucifixion and resurrection of Christ can one obtain salvation: though Jesus stressed works and righteousness and Paul is the one who stressed blind faith. However, this statement, “filthy rags” of Isaiah is used wildly by Christians. It does not mean that righteousness and good works are as “filthy rags;” it refers to those who performed works of righteousness and yet sinned. As will be shown “heaven/paradise is earned through righteousness and good works).
There is nothing in Islam to apologize for. The Divinely perfected system is flawless–(Qur’an 5:4). It could not be otherwise! As only good comes from Allāh, God, Islam could not have and does not have a “cruel side”–(Qur’an 32:7; 4:79; 16:53). That Islam “required its followers to conquer and enslave the earth” has already been debunked. Allāh, the God who gives to all nations rites and ceremonies and the right to follow that which they choose and Who is most Just could not and would not mandate one body of religionist to people to “conquer and enslave the earth”–(Qur’an 22:67; 10:99; 18:29; 4:40, 124; 6:160). As noted above, the Prophet’s duty was only to deliver the Divine Message not enforce it: “thou art not one to compel them. So remind by means of the Qur’an him who fears My warning”– “Thy duty is only to deliver the message”–(Qur’an 50:45; 3:19). And whereas Allāh/Islam liberates the slaves, it is the Bible that allows the enslavement of what it calls “heathen”: “Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall you buy bondmen and bondmaids”–(Leviticus 25:44).
(12). SOH. After starting to work for Shin Bet, he remarks about the university education Shin Bet was bankrolling, the good treatment he received. “This time, I did well in school. I was a little bit wiser and a lot more motivated. And who did I have to thank? My enemy.” (Wrong! You have to thank your treachery. The people who stole your heritage were loading you up so you can sell your people out to them. The higher education, as you yourself implied (p.117), was to secure you higher access to more secret information. If not, you know all too well you’d be rotting in “Israeli” jail. There are numerous statements by SOH if commented on would be voluminous. It all came to this. SOH, well rewarded and princely treated, and as usually happens between captive and captor, came to sympathize with the so-called “Israelis”).“They werealways very respectful. And because of this, I wanted to learn more from them. They didn’t behave like military machines. (They let the IDF–Israeli Defense Force–do this). They were human beings, and they treated me like a human being. Nearly every time we met, another stone in the foundation of my worldview crumbled.” “My culture–not my father–had taught me that the IDF and the Israeli people were my enemies.” (p. 118).
Response: For centuries Muslims/Arabs and Jews coexisted peacefully, until Zionism reared its ugly, despicable head. It was not your culture that taught you that “the IDF and the Israeli people were” your “enemies;” it was Jewish covetousness for your land that made them your “enemies.” It may be said that gifts not only muzzle the mouth (from speaking truth and justice) and bind the fingers (from writing truth and justice) it also buys the soul and blinds the intellect.
(13). SOH. He received an Arabic/English copy of the New Testament from a Christian and was impressed by Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. “Then I read this: ‘You have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:43-45).”
“Jesus said, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). What a difference between him and Allāh! Islam’s god was very judgmental, and Arab society followed Allāh’s lead.” (p. 122. See also p.247 for more of this idiocy of “loving” enemies “unconditionally”).
Response: How to love God? the question was posed to the Prophet Mohammad. Love His creatures! the Prophet answered. As we cannot see God, we love God by loving His creatures. (And which love of both man and animals the Prophet Mohammad practiced, as noted in his Tradition). Mohammad also instructs us to “imbue yourselves with Divine attributes” –some of which are: love, truth, mercy, compassion, forgiveness; justice. (Hate is not a Divine attribute). Allāh, God, Who creates most good, from Whom only good comes, Who has ordained mercy on Himself, Whose mercy encompasses all things; Who created us to have mercy on us; and Who invites us in loving compassionate terms never to despair of His mercy and calls us to forgive us our sins –which He tells in His Qur’an–could not be the God who is “judgmental” or the God Who hates. Further Allāh tells us that Angels pray for all mankind–(Qur’an 42:5; such is the immeasurable expanse of Allāh’s “love of enemies”) –thus Muslims are required to pray for their enemies (even those who commit the most heinous crimes against them; Muslims are to pray for Allāh to reform them; or to put an end to their evil, in which event an early end to the transgressor’s evil would mean less time for them in Hell).
While love is usually the demonstrating of gentleness; love also has a stern face, as evidenced by concerned parents over a recalcitrant child. While one shows love to an enemy in the expectation that the enemy would be reformed to goodness, what if the enemy becomes physical against you? So you overlook it once. Twice? What if the transgression is more brutal; and what if he moves into your house and even forces you and your family out? It is doubtful that a wise person would stretch “love your enemies” to this extent! Whether enemies or not, forgiveness to incorrigible offenders is not love; it is stupidity! Islam teaches us to be wise, not stupid! Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din pints out:
“War becomes righteous when waged in the interests of love for man and love for God, Who does not wish to see His creatures oppressed by the tyranny of others. If God sends hurricanes and storms to purify an area contaminated by some epidemic; if the Great Fire of London was a providential necessity after the epidemic of black fever some centuries ago; love sometimes assumes a stern shape, and deals in harsh methods. But these expressions of true love should not be devised by the human mind –mediaeval days had had enough of that from the self-styled wardens of the human conscience; it should appear under the dictates of God.”(The Sources of Christianity, pp. 93-94). (Notably, Muslims are to make peace with the enemy even in the face of possible deception by the enemy: “And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it….And if they intend to deceive, then surely Allah is sufficient for thee” -(Qur’an 8:61-62. See also 4:90). However this does not mean that Muslims are to relinquish their property).
Taking back your property from the enemy does not mean you hate your enemy. Through Joshua, God took the lands from the several “ites” kingdoms–where He even had the ox and ass slaughtered– and gave their lands to Jews. Does God hate these people? If He does He is not God: God does not hate (at least Allāh, the God of Muslims does not hate). Jesus took the Synagogue back from the moneychangers and bird-sellers. Did Jesus hate these people? If he was, he would be a hypocrite: telling others to love their enemies whereas he hated his. In the opposite, we have Allāh, the God of Muslims –as you differentiated between the God of Christians– who has Angels praying for all mankind–(Qur’an 42:5; you can ransack your Bible from here to Honolulu and till Kingdom-come you will not find this expression of “love your enemies”); and thus, Muslims also are to pray for our “enemies.” And praying for the well-being of another, be he enemy or not, could not be hate. In fact, as stated above, bombing the enemy who has stolen from you is doing him a mighty hefty favor–shortening his evil and thus shortening his time in hell; where the heat is way hotter.
Jesus may have said “Love your enemies” Though he had a strange way of loving his enemies: ordering that they be brought and slain before him–Luke 19:27. And Jesus was not in any commanding situation to demonstrate this “love” for enemies.
Conversely, Mohammad is the one who gave substance to this “love your enemies.” Forgiving, upon his triumph at Makkah, his horrid enemies who persecuted, exiled, hounded, and warred with him for twenty grueling years. Forgiving even the horrid Hind, the woman who tore open the body of his uncle, Hamza, as he lay dying on the battlefield, ripped out his liver, and chewed it –enemy and hate at their blackest– as noted by Muhammad Husayn Haykal in his “The Life of Muhammad.” On that day of triumph, “It is related that the Prophet took hold of the two sides of the gate of the Ka’bah 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.”18 What magnanimity! No Jesus’ ‘bring my enemies and slay them before me’! No inquisition! No incrimination! No confession! No rancor! Only lofty words of benevolence and nobility: “No reproof be against you this day.” This is “love your enemies”! This is “love your enemies” at its ultimate! The greatest and unequaled example of “love your enemies” in the annals of history. It is Mohammad who, demonstrably, loves enemies.
Jesus viewed non-Jews as “dogs” and swine”–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26). It is not love to regard people as “dogs” and “swine.” It is stark hatred. Whether enemies or not it not love to speak in parables so they would not understand and be forgiven–(Mark 4:9-12). Mohammad spoke clearly and gave the word of Allāh, God, equally to all. It is Mohammad who practiced “love your enemies.”
Unlike Jesus who excoriated the peoples of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum for not accepting his miracles and reforming–(Matt, 5:44;11:20-24), Mohammad loved his enemies to such an extent that he grieved for them for rejecting the Divine Message–(Qur’an 9:128; 18:6; 26:4) Whereas Jesus never prayed for any deceased. Mohammad not only prayed for the deceased Muslim, he prayed even for his dead enemies; and would have prayed seventy times seven it that would have brought them forgiveness, 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). This is “love your enemies” in action! Such is the expanse of the mercy and magnanimity of this wonderful man Mohammad. And to know there are critics so blind they label him “impostor.”
A dazzling halo is hung over Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Jesus was no pacifist. There is nothing docile or pacifistic about the leader who tells his followers to sell their coats and buy swords and to have his enemies brought and slain. While Jesus is expected to give moral teachings many lose their lustre when viewed through the luminous lens of logic.Jesus says, “Bless them that curse you” (though he cursed a helpless and blameless fig tree–Matt. 5:44; Mark 11:12-21); “Do good to them that hate you” (though he rebuked the Jews as to why they want to kill him–Matt. 5:44; John 7:19-24); and to “Pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you” (though he ridiculed the Jews as “vipers” and “evil and adulterous generations”–(Matt. 5:44; 12:34, 39). On the opposite Mohammad prayed even for his dead enemies. It is Mohammad who loves us.
Jesus spoke in parables so that non-Jews will not understand and be forgiven–(Mark 4:9-12). Mohammad spoke clearly and gave the word of Allāh, God, equally to all. It is Mohammad who loves us.
Jesus says “judge not, that ye be not judged” (though he judged the Jews, putting on their heads the blood of their fathers from Abel to Zacharias, son of Barachias, and hurling them into the “damnation of hell;” he judged the people of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum consigning them to Hell; and also judged people when he said: “He that is not with me is against me,” and people can be neutral–Matt. 7:1; 11:21-24; 23:31-36; 12:30. And SOH “judged” the Palestinians to the point of betraying them to the enemies and had them killed). On the opposite. Like Mohammad giving substance to “love thine enemies,” it is Mohammad who gave shape to this “judge not, that ye be not judged.” In the matter of a Muslim and a disbeliever fighting, the disbeliever, about to be killed, professed belief in Allāh. The Muslim killed him anyway. When the matter was brought to the Prophet and the Muslim was asked why he yet killed the man after he had professed belief in Allāh, the Muslim replied that the man only professed belief to save his life. To which the Prophet said that he was not sent to cut open people’s heart and look inside. And Mohammad did not load the sins of the fathers onto the heads of the children.
However, Jesus’ “Judge not, that ye be not judged,” is to be understood in its context; Jesus’ full statement says: “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in your brother’s eye, but cosiderest not the beam that is thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote of thine eye; and behold a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote of thy brother’s eye”–(Matt. 7:1-5). Clearly, Jesus’ saying is about not finding faults in others while you have similar of worse faults; rid yourself of your own shortcomings before trying to reform others. If one was to not judge others in all situations the Courts of Justice would have to be demolished. Fighting the occupier and transgressor is not “judging” him! Judging the criminals for his crime is not unGodly!
Interestingly Jesus says: “Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord” –(Matt. 23:39). Who is this “he” that will come in the name of The Lord? Mohammad is the only Prophet to come after Jesus. And he came in the name of the Lord–In the name of Allāh! Which statement is at the beginning of every chapter of the Qur’an (except the ninth). And this prophecy of Jesus meshes with that of Moses of Deuteronomy 18:18-19 that God will raise up a prophet like Moses, “and will put my words in his mouth…which he will speak in my name;” and which words God put into the mouth of Mohammad are those of the Qur’an, and which words are spoken under the formula “In the name of the Lord, Allāh!”
As evidenced by Jesus, Christians’ salvation depend on their following Islam/Mohammad–there is no wisdom in following a man who did not give “all truth.” If Jesus died for sins there would be no need for another Comforter with all truth to come and to follow him; and there would be no need for a “him” to come after Jesus who will speak the words of God and for us to follow him. Jews salvation also lies in their following Islam/Mohammad, as noted above. (See JUDAISM for full details). As stated. Even without these proofs, who wants to be in a BORING Jewish and Christian heaven anyway, reading past-time Bible stories and watching the lion eat straw like the ox–(Isaiah 11:6-7; this must be a cruel joke on the lions or they would have to be outfitted with dentures of incisors and molars for stripping and grinding hay, and have their systems redesigned to process and evacuate hay– when you can be in the Muslims’ paradise lounging on velvet couches with golden vessels of drinks and gardens of “virgins.”
So you do not like to bend your knees to Allāh and put you head to the ground (the manner in which Jesus and Moses and other righteous prayed). Not a problem! The devil will help you bend. He has a very encouraging trident, it is said. It’s flaming beautiful red. So you do not believe in God. Not to worry. When the soul is at your throat on its exit to Allāh you can push it back. You can text uncle Sam and uncle Henry to come help. Have them bring a couple of heavy bulldozers along! The kind that were used to raze the Palestinian’s homes.
Christians portray Jesus as meek and mild and as a lamb. But there is nothing meek and mild and “lamb-ish” about the man who tells his followers to sell their coat and buy swords; that he came not to send peace but a sword; ordered that his enemies be brought to him and slain; booted the moneychangers and bird- sellers out of the temple; lambasted the Jews as “an evil and adulterous generation,” “ye fools and blind,” “blind guides,” “Ye serpents, ye generations of vipers,”–(Matt. 12:39; 23:19, 24, 33).
Jesus is also claimed to be the prince of peace having not fought any wars whereas Mohammad fought wars. Jesus may not have fought any wars but neither did Buddha and Confucius and John the Baptist; thus they also are princes of peace. However, whereas Mohammad fought only a defensive war to end persecution, Jesus is the biggest warmonger in Scriptural history: ordering that his enemies be brought and slain. And he had not even one shred of military power. Imagine then the carnage if this “God”/son of God had worldly power).
Jesus also says: “He that is not with me is against me” (sounds familiar today? U.S. President George Bush’s 9/11 mantra–Matt. 12:30). Here we have people, who are the “image” of God, some of whom may be God-fearing and otherwise humanitarian, are denigrated because of their nationality, of which they had no choosing. Jesus excludes them from his circle as being “dogs” and “swine,” then he expects them to be with him; and when they are not with him, not by choice but by rejection, they are further castigated as being “against” him–they are forced to be against him and are then charged as being “against” him. That a person “is not” with Jesus does not necessarily mean that person is “against” him. There are perhaps millions–atheists, for example–who do not believe in Jesus as a man from God, yet they are not against him (in that they would ridicule him). If these two views of Jesus were to be implemented, Jews and atheists who do not believe in him would be considered as being “against” him and thus, his “enemies,” and be slain. Adding Muslims–who would not oppose his rule as prophet, but only as a Divine being–to this bizarre list, more than half the world would be slaughtered. And since Jesus is said to be God, and as Biblical prophets obeyed the dictates of God, 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”–(Deut; 7:1-2; Josh. 10:40, 12:6). Jesus also caused the death of innocent “swine”–(Matt. 8:28-32).
(Notably, in contradiction to Christians’/Church’s claim that Jesus was Divine, mankind inherited sin, and salva-tion lies in vicarious atonement, Jesus Christ admonish-ed his followers to obey the Scribes and Pharisees; that eternal life lies in following the Ten Commandments; and at the arrival of the Comforter they were to follow the Comforter for he will guide them into “all truth”: “The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do;” “one came and said unto him (Jesus) Good Master, what good things shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him? Why callest thou me GOOD? There is NONE good but ONE, that is GOD: but if thou wilt enter life, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS;” “When he, the Spirit of truth (the Comforter), is come, he will guide you into ALL TRUTH”–Matt. 23:2-3; 19:16-19; John 16:13; 14:15-16; 15:26). And the Scribes and Pharisees did NOT (and on to this day do not) teach Trinity, Divinity of Jesus, inherited sin and vicarious atonement. These statements of Jesus also show that Jesus is NOT God –in fact he is not even “GOOD;” and that he did NOT give “all truth. Jesus was sent ONLY FOR JEWS to reform them and to give them the good news of the coming of the COMFORTERwho will guide them into “all truth.” Even if Jesus had come to the world and his teachings applicable to all situations yet this would NOT make him GOD or SON OF GOD or TRINITY or vicarious atone or that mankind INHERITED SIN from Adam; these doctrines of CHRISTIANITY have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and are repugnant to reason; yet God calls followers of the Bible to govern according to reason: “Come now, and let us REASON together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”–(Isaiah 1:18).Blind faith is no passport to Paradise; Reason is the door to God!
SOH’s claim that “Islam’s god was very judgmental, and Arab society followed Allāh’s lead.”
As noted above it is SOH’s God/son of God that is judgmental. Whereas punishment of Allāh is mentioned less than twenty times His mercy and compassion is extolled more than one hundred and ninety times. Huston Smith notes in his World’s Religions (p. 157): “Allāh’s compassion and mercy are cited 192 times in the Koran as against 17 references to his wrath and vengeance.” (Though, as noted elsewhere, man cannot do anything to Allāh for Allāh to seek revenge/”vengeance.” Seems HS did not factor in the 113 times Allāh’s Mercy at the begin-ning of each chapter except the ninth). In the opening chapter of the Qur’an four chief attributes of Allāh are noted, Rabbul ‘A-lameen (Lord of the worlds –Rabb commonly taken as Lord means the “Fosterer of a thing in such a manner as to make it attain one condition after another until it reaches its goal of completion” –there’s evolution for you– perhaps this is why scholars are against the Qur’an being translated), Rahman (Beneficent), Rahim (Merciful) and Malik (Master), Muhammad Ali notes that “in the body of the Qur’an it is the name Ghafur (Forgiving) which occupies that place of importance, the first two, Rahman and Rahim, along with cognate verb forms, occurring some 560 times, and Ghafur, the next in point of frequency, occurring in its nun and verb forms about 230 times.
Hence it will be seen that the Qur’an gives prominence to the attributes of love and mercy in God to an extent whereof the parallel is not to be met with in any other revealed book.” And that is no “negative expressions!” (The Religion of Islam, p. 158).
Also whereas Allāh gives to evil only its like, He rewards good up to seven-hundredfold–(Qur’an 6:160; 2:261. Bokhari Vol. 1, # 40); He declares that He has ordained mercy on Himself–(Qur’an 6:12, 54); His mercy encompasses all things–(Qur’an 7:156); and He implores us in loving compassionate terms to forgive us all our sins: “Say, O My servants who have sinned against their souls, despair not of the mercy of Allāh; surely Allāh forgives all sins. Verily, He is Most Forgiving, Ever Merciful”–Qur’an 39:53).
Allāh informsus we are to be judged not by our race, color or nationality but by our deeds (6:133), the noblest ones are those who are righteous (49:13, 98:7), to return evil with that which is better–(23:96), because Allāh God loves the just, and because Allāh is aware of what you do (5:45, 4:135); for us to give justice against self, parents, kins, poor or rich (4:135; 4:58; 5:8); not to act corruptly or make mischief (26:183); not to help in sin, nor incite transgression (5:2); instead of retaliation reconcile, be patient and forgive (42:39-43; 24:22; 3:133); to return evil with better (23:96); for Allāh loves the doer of good and the dutiful (2:195; 3:75)–this God, Allāh, could hardly be labeled as “very judgmental.” In fact, all men should be following “Allāh’s lead.”
(14). SOH. “I asked myself what Palestinians might do if Israel disappeared–if everything not only went back to the way it was before 1948 but if all the Jewish people abandoned the Holy Land and were scattered again. And for the first time, I knew the answer.” “We would still fight. Over nothing. Over a girl without a head scarf. Over who was toughest and most important. Over who would make the rules and who would get the best seat.” (This is infantile cerebration! Are there not husbands and wives that fight over one matter or the other?) (p. 124).
Response: If Jews should leave, at least Palestinians would have their homes and lands and country back. And not have to worry about the humiliating and intolerable check-points; and obscene blockades, etc. They would not be “provoked” and be smashed; they would not be slaughtered ‘en masse,” etc. Clearly, fighting “Over a girl without a head scarf. Over who was toughest and most important. Over who would make the rules and who would get the best seat,” are loads better than being under occupation. Perhaps you would like to ask the Dalai Lama his views on this. Or the Uighurs. Or the Chechens. Or the Kashmiris.
15. SOH. “As I continued to read my Bible and spend time learning about Christianity, I found that I was really drawn to the grace, love, and humility that Jesus talked about. Surprisingly, it was those same character traits that drew people to my father –one of the most devoted Muslims I had ever known.” (pp. 125-126).
Response: As you learned about “Christianity” did you find where Jesus said “I am God,” “I am one in a trinity with God.” “I am the begotten son of God”–meaning that God had relations with Mary: as to beget means to “father”; “mankind inherited sin from Adam,” and “I came to die for the sins of the world”? When you find them –if you can– please let me know. (The Christian doctrines of Trinity, Divine sonship, inherited sin and vicarious atonement are dealt with further on). Christians are fond of making comparisons between Jesus and Mohammad –their manner of birth; performing miracles; claims to lofty titles– in an effort to prove that Jesus is “superior” to Mohammad and is the greatest man to walk the earth. (For a full discussion please see JESUS OR MOHAMMAD or www.nogodbutallah.org). Briefly. Christians claim Jesus is the greatest. But Jesus says (up to his time) John the Baptist was the greatest person on earth: “Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist”–(Matt. 11:11). As Jesus was born of a woman, John the Baptist was greater than Jesus (whether in heaven or on earth it is expected that God/son of God to be greatest of all). As those who are born of a woman are not “clean,” and as Adam, Eve, and Melchisedec were not born, these are not only greater than Jesus but also cleaner than Jesus. As Christians believe Jesus to be God/son of God–which would make Jesus divine and not human–this disqualifies Jesus as being the greatest man to walk the earth. However, as Jesus is not divine, but human:
Lofty Titles: Christians should know that such lofty claims as “God’s First-Begotten Son, the Intermediary between God and man;” “The Intercessor with the Father;” “The Good Shepherd,” “The Bread of Life” etc; so liberally sprinkled onto Jesus were lifted from the writings of Philo, a Jewish Philosopher. On the obverse, Mohammad did not have to attire himself in glossy titles to prove his status. Allāh extols Mohammad’s status: Mohammad is the best Exemplar to follow–(Qur’an 33:21); the Light-giving sun–(33:46); His Messenger –(48:29); to be obeyed–(4:13); and world Prophet–(21:107; 34:28). Humility and simplicity were the hallmarks of Mohammad.
Wars: That Jesus did not fight a war is no distinction; Buddha, Nanak, and Baha’ullah did not fight either. The greatest man must fight wars of justice. Except for the trumped up charge against him, Jesus was not pushed into war: he was not persecuted; under the shadow of the assassin; forced into exile; and pursued. Even if he was his disciples, who were always doubting and was of little and no “faith,” were hardly military material.
Jesus was no pacifist: Jesus was a realist as is evident in the garden of Gethsemane when the soldiers came to arrest him; telling his disciples to put away their swords (though he instructed them to buy swords to protect him as he prayed). Jesus saying those who take up the sword would perish by the sword was no philosophy, it was fact-of-the-moment; their “two” novice swords against a band of military-skilled swords-men were instant death; what Jesus was saying is: if you take up the sword we being out-sworded they will shred us. Jesus was being practical. Jesus booted the money-changers and bird-sellers from the temple; ordered his enemies be slain; he came not to send peace but a sword; and that his followers sell their coats and buy swords.
Though Jesus did not fight directly in a war, compared to the five or so defensive wars Mohammad fought to end persecution and the conservative number of casualties of these wars, Jesus, according to Christians that he is God, and as Biblical prophets obeyed the dictates of God, 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”–(Deut; 7:1-2; Josh. 10:40, 12:6). After all the Christian’s God/Jesus “is a man of war”: “The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name”–(Ex. 15:3). Jesus also caused the death of innocent “swine”–(Matt. 8:28-32). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Birth: That Jesus had no father (though the Bible does not support “Virgin” birth; nor do all Christians); Adam, Eve and Melchisedec had no parents. In this, Adam, Eve, and Melchisedec are greater than Jesus. Mohammad, having two parents, may be said to be greater than Jesus who had only one. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man. (Notably, Jesus had a father. See JESUS BIRTH or www.nogodbutallah.org).
Prophecies: Prophecies must be evident for all time. Jesus’ prophecies are vague and broad–there have always been earthquakes, famines, floods, and nations have been rising against nations since Cain and Abel. (Nostradamus also is said to have made prophecies). Mohammad’s prophecies were definitive and fulfilled in his own life-time; and some events such as the victory of the Romans over the Persians; the Prophet’s return to Makkah, as mentioned in the Qur’an are evident. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Miracles:The greatest miracle must stand the ravages of time. False Christs, Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Joshua, the river Jordan, the pool at Bethesda, and a brass serpent performed miracles–(Matt. 24:24; Ex. 7:10; 1 Kings 17:17-23; 2 Kings 4:32-36; 13:20-21; Josh. 10:12-13; 2 Kings 5:9-14; John 5:2-4; Num. 21:8-9); and Balaam’s ass spoke to him–(Num. 22:28, 30). Nostradamus is said to have made prophecies. Mohammad also gave us miracles, the greatest of which is the Qur’an, which is ever present to this day to verify. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Knowledge: The greatest man must be certain in knowledge. Whereas Mohammad was certain about his knowledge, that he knows only what Allāh reveals to Him–(Qur’an 6:50; 7:187-188; 21:109). Jesus was not certain of his knowledge; he says: “no man hath ascended up to heaven”–(John 3:13); yet “Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven”–(2 Kings 2:1, 11); and “Enoch was translated that he should not see death…God had translated him”–(Heb. 11:5). Jesus said “if I be lifted up from the earth”–(John 12:32); if Jesus had knowledge he should have said “after” or “when” I be lifted up. Jesus said no man hath seen God, but many saw God–Jacob (who even wrestled with God), the elders of Israel, and Isaiah–(Gen. 32:24-30; Ex. 24:9-11; Isa. 6:1-5). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Mission: The greatest man must be certain of his mission. Mohammad was certain of his mission, to deliver the message of Allāh–(Qur’an 3:19). Jesus was not certain about his mission. Initially, Jesus says he came only to the Jews, that he prayed only for them–(Matt. 15:24; John 17:9); ordered his disciples not to go to the Gentiles and Samaritans, and viewed non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine”–(Matt. 10:5-6; 7:6; 15:26); and said he finished the work, which was to preach to the Jews–(John 17:4; Luke 4:43). Yet, after the alleged crucifixion he is said to have instructed his disciples to go and “teach all nations”–(Matt. 28: 19). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Status: The greatest man must be aware of his status. Mohammad was aware of his status: he was only the Messenger of Allāh sent to the world–(Qur’an 7:158; 34:28; 48:29). Jesus was not certain of his status. First, in response to the Jews, Jesus says he will give them a “sign” similar to that of Jonas: as Jonas was (alive) in the whale’s belly for three days and three nights, he would be (alive) in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights–(Matt. 12:39-40; Jonah 1:17; 2:1-10. If Jesus had died, his “sign” would not be as Jonas). Then, Jesus said he will be “betrayed and crucified”–(Matt. 26:2). Yet, after the alleged crucifixion Jesus told his “terrified” disciples he did not die, that he was not a resurrected person and therefore was not spirit: “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have” –(Luke 24:39). Jesus is clearly saying he was not a spirit, not a resurrected person, but a living human being with “flesh and bones.” Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Mercy:The greatest man must demonstrate the highest act of mercy. Mohammad forgave thousands of his captives upon his victory at Makkah; Jesus had no captives to forgive. Jesus never prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased: he tells people to let their dead bury the dead–(Matt; 8:22). Mohammad not only prayed for the deceased Muslim, 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 mercy and magnanimity of this wonderful man Mohammad. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Examples: The greatest man must show the best examples. Mohammad did not curse any tree, barren or fruitful. Mohammad did not fill “swine” (or any other creature) with “devils” and caused their deaths. Jesus had a non-wife kiss his feet and wipe them with her hair–(Luke 7:37-38. For Mohammad’s marriage to ‘AISHA which Christians like to comment on);
-Jesus addressed his mother as “Woman, what have I to do with thee?”–(John 2:4. No dutiful child would address his mother in this manner);
-Jesus established himself as a glutton and wine-bibber–(Luke 7:34. While it may be necessary that one be among the sinful to reform them, to indulge in their ignoble practice(s) as enticement is irresponsible if not sinful);
-Jesus tells others to let the dead bury dead, but he resurrected Lazarus (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 22:39; John 11:43-44);
-Jesus tells others to love their neighbor, but labels non-Jews “dogs” and “swine” (which is hypocritical) –(Matt. 22:39; 7:6); Jesus enjoins honor to parents, but dishonors his mother (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 19:19; 12:46-50. Mohammad taught us paradise lies at the feet of mothers);
-Jesus tells others to bless them that curse you, but he cursed a helpless fig tree and ridiculed the Jews as “vipers” and an “evil and adulterous generation” (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 5:44; Mark 11:12-21; Matt. 12:34, 39);
-Jesus tells others to turn the other cheek but instructs his associates to sell their garments and buy swords (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 5:39; Luke 22:36);
-Jesus tells others to love their enemies and to forgive seventy-times seven, but ordered that his enemies be brought and slain, and that he came not to send peace but a sword (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 5:44; Luke 19:27; Matt. 10:34);
-Jesus tells others to pray for them that despise you and persecute you, but he upbraided the peoples of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum for not accepting his miracles and reforming–(Matt, 5:44; 11:20-24); and instead of praying for the Jews, he ridiculed them as “generation of vipers;” “evil and adulterous generation;” as “fools” and “blind guides”–(Matt. 12:34, 39; 23: 16-17, 24);
-Jesus, knowing the disastrous effects of alcohol as it thrusted Lot into incest with his daughters, not to mention its detriment to health, made water into wine to increase (and even spread) drunkenness and whatever evil and distresses accompanies it–(John 2:1-11).
Conversely, Mohammad taught the idolatrous Arab, and the world; forgave his enemies, agonized over their disbelief and prayed for the rejecters of God–(Qur’an 18:6; 9:84; 113-114; Bokhari Vol. 6; # 194, 197); admonished us against and abstained from intoxicants; and his impeccable conduct earned him the coveted title al-Amin–the Truthful. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Precepts: the greatest man must teach the best social, moral and spiritual precepts. While Jesus, as prophet of God, is expected to give moral teachings many, as the Bible teaches, lose their lustre when viewed through the luminous lens of logic. Christians are not allowed to seek justice or retaliate:
-Christ says, “resist not evil;” give the other cheek; give the plaintiff our cloak along with our coat in settlement, go an extra mile with the compeller (though he booted his compellers out the Temple–(Matt. 5:39-41). No intelligent woman (or man) would give her daughter to be violated after she was; or give hidden fortune to a thief, or give more to the plaintiff than is due; or allow herself to be pummeled if she has a means of defense). And if one is to “resist not evil,” give the other cheek, go with the compeller, and give more to the plaintiff in all situations and under all conditions, then the Allies of World War II should have let Hitler become Emperor of Europe; Britain should not have sailed halfway around the globe to unseat Argentina from the Falklands Island but should have thrown in England or Scotland along to the Argentines; and America should have let the 9/11 attackers have a blast all over the U.S. Contrast this to Mohammad who taught through the Qur’an that there are times to give the other cheek and times to take an eye in return.
-Jesus advises: “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison”–(Matt. 5:25-26. Wonder what Nelson Mandela, modern anti-Apartheid icon, would say about this dictum: he may have saved himself thirty years jail; and his brother-in-cause, Steve Biko, may be alive; and South Africa may still be in “prison”–Apartheid).
This saying of Jesus could not be about, or restricted to, a law-suit (Jesus clearly says to give the suer your cloak as well as coat–Matt. 5:40). A suer would not necessarily receive judgment in his favor so that one would have to agree with him. Unless he likes jail, .seems only a crook would wait till he is jailed before paying every “farthing” to be freed).
So, for fear of imprisonment, a Christian must agree to frame an innocent man for murder and send him to the gallows. The Christian nations that acquiesced to or supported German invasion were only following Jesus’ precept to “agree” with their “adversary.” And Christian individuals who handed Jews over to the Germans should be honored for obeying Jesus to “agree” with their adversary. (Perhaps this is why the Vatican was silent during Hitler’s reign, for fear of violating Jesus’ decree to agree with the adversary. As noted, Jesus taught to bring his enemies who did not want him to rule and slay them, and that he who is not with him is against him; perhaps these also are reasons why the Vatican was silent when “Christian” Europe was being purged of Jewish presence). Contrastingly, Mohammad/Allāh requires us to give justice even it be against one-self or parents, to aid not in sin and aggression, nor let hatred incite us to transgress–(Qur’an 4:135; 5:3).
-Jesus taught his followers, as the birds and the lilies and grass do not toil yet they survive as God takes care of them, so: “Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on…for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”–(Matt. 6:25-34). Whereas God does provide for the birds and the lilies and the grass (and whereas the lilies and grass have no mobility and if water is not given to them they will die) the worm and berries do not go to the bird: the bird has to take flight and even battle other birds for the worm and berries. By telling man to pray only and leaving it all to God to send him groceries through handouts, this Christians’ “God”/son of God is teaching man to be loafers and mendicants. Contrast the Christian’s “God”/son of God with the exhortations of Allāh and His noble Messenger, Mohammad: Allāh tells us everything in the heavens and the earth were created for our benefit and urges us to seek knowledge to put them to our service; and after we finish offering our prayers to go into the land and seek of His bounties. And His magnanimous Messenger informs us we have a duty to Allāh, ourselves, families, and community. Earning bread honestly is a part of righteousness.
-Jesus says the “meek” –those who bear suffering with patience– (who may also be atheists) “shall inherit the earth” (though it seems odd that atheists should inherit the earth); and “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”–(Matt. 5:5, 10).* Thus, if you are Godly but not “meek,” and if you are righteous but not “persecuted” you get nothing.
Contrastingly, Mohammad taught us that the “meek” as well as the rich and poor who believe in Allāh and do good works shall inherit the “kingdom of heaven.” Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
*(Considering that there is no Gospel “according to” God or “according” to Jesus; or a “God’s Version” or a “Jesus’ Version.” One is hard pressed to not wonder if such Biblical Divine delicacies were not baked in the human oven and fed into the mouth of Jesus in order to subdue, subjugate, and sack. Memory seems to recall the words of a negro lecturer in college who, commenting on the European presence in Africa, remarked in dark humor that the White man gave the African the Bible and took his gold).
Universality: The greatest man must not be partial. Instead of teaching non-Jews, Jesus refers to them as “dogs” and “swine;”–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26); here we have the Christians’ “God” branding His own creation, who had no say in their race and not charged with a sin, as “dogs” and “swine;” and the Christians’ son of God labeling his Father’s creation “dogs” and “swine.” Whereas, Mohammad taught even the idolatrous and announced that he is the universal Messenger of God–(Qur’an 9:6; 7:158; 21:107; 34:28). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Benevolence: The greatest man must have done the most for the down-trodden –Woman, Slave, and Orphan. Let’s list Jesus’ declarations ameliorating their sufferings…….We’re done!
The Biblical Jesus spent his ministry performing miracles, teaching his followers to be fishers of men, and doling out absurd teachings. (As noted above in Precepts).
The Jewish Law (which Jesus followed) that puts Woman under the rulership of her husband and relegates her daughter into servitude was “unfavorable” to her. Christianity sunk her deeper into the pit of hopelessness: its doctrine of inherited sin and Woman is the transgressor saw her “as an evil but necessary appendage, and she received the worst treatment of all from Christianity.”19
(We often hear such musical Christian claims as “universal” brotherhood, love, spirit, values, teachings, tolerance, mercy, forgiveness and egalitarianism. Belief is not to be confused with facts. The religion that stamps others as dogs and swine, enslaves heathen, views woman as transgressor, subjugates wife and sees her as an object of carnal release, relegate daughters into bondage, vilifies opposers as enemies, commands that enemies be slain, and speaks in parables to prevent others from knowing God “lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them” is on no moral or spiritual throne to make such lofty claims–Matt. 7:6; 15:26; Lev. 25:44; 1 Tim 2:11-14; Gen. 3:16 and 1 Cor, 7:1-2; Ex. 21:7.; Luke 19:27; Matt. 12:30; Mark 4:9-12).
Whatever fruits of bliss the Christian woman is enjoying did not come from any tree planted by Christ, but from the crops of modern culture). Jesus had nothing to say on behalf of the Slave, the Woman and the Orphan. That, he left for the Comforter, Mohammad the magnanimous, to do. Mohammad extricated Woman from the bog of degradation and sat her aloft on the throne of honor and left her nothing for which to strive; Mohammad liberated the Slave from the shackles of servitude and placed in his grasp the scepter of regality; Mohammad raised the Orphan from the dust of despair and sat him on the cushion of hope. Mohammad is the only Benefactor Woman, Slave, and Orphan have known. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Sin: The greatest man must be sinless. One pastor claims that Mohammad sinned, quoting Qur’an 40:55; 47:19; 48:1-2. (Though he did not give examples of these sins; nor could he as there is no sin to recount). The word “istaghfara is explained as meaning he sought of God covering or forgiveness or pardon.” Thus the word means not only to overlook a wrong committed, but also to guide us from committing a sin: and the latter is the significance in which the word is used in these verses. (M. Ali, comm. 2194). Allāh says if we love Him we must follow Mohammad–(Qur’an 3:30), and Whoever obeys the Messenger obeys Allāh–(4:80): Allāh would not have man follow a sinner. The Prophet purified others of sin–(2:129, 151; 3:163; 9:103; 62:2). As prophets speak and act only according to Allāh’s command they could not have sinned–(21:27).
Contrastingly. According to the Bible, Jesus sinned:
-loading swine with devils causing them to drown and owners to suffer loss of property–(Matt. 8:28-33. Mark 5:13);
-ordering the slaughter of even the “ox” and “ass” of the Hittites etc; so that Jews could occupy their lands –(Deut; 7:1-2. Josh 10:40; 12:6);
-inspired Samson to incinerate “three hundred foxes”–(Judge. 15:4).
The Christians’ God, Jesus, committed the sin of hypocrisy:
-he says leave the dead to bury the dead, but he resurrected Lazarus and the widow’s son–(Matt. 8:22; John 11:43-44; Luke 7:12-15);
-he says bless them that curse you, but he cursed a helpless fig tree;it is a sin to curse a thing that has no control over itself–(Matt. 5:44; Mark 11:12-21);
-he says love your enemies and forgive seventy times seven, but he ordered his enemies be slain–(Matt. 5:44; 18:22; Luke 19:27);
-he says love your neighbor, but he labels people “dogs” and “swine”–(Matt. 22: 39; 7:6);
-he says honor parents, but he disowns his mother, which is not only hypocrisy but sin–(Matt. 19:19; 12:46-50.Mary could not have been guilty of neglecting God so that Jesus should dishonor her; Mary was chosen over all women because she was “highly favoured” by God, and “blessed”–(Luke 1:28);
-he says give the other cheek but commanded his followers to sell their garments and buy swords–(Matt. 5:39; Luke 22:36);
-he says go another mile with your compeller, but he boots the bird-sellers and money-changers out of the temple–(Matt. 5:41; 21:12);
-he told his disciples he sends them “as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves,” but he took off for Ephraim when he found out the “wolves” were plotting to kill him (though he had power to lay down his life and take it up again)–(Matt. 10:16. John 11:53-54).
The Christians’ God, Jesus, also lied/deceived, telling his followers: “Go ye up unto this feast, for my time is not yet full come,” “But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret”–(John 7:8-10. Jesus could not have changed his mind. As “God,” he would be Omniscient and would know when he would be going).
Contrast this Christians’ “God”/son of God to Mohammad who was not only al-Amin–the truthful–he had no outside woman kissed his feet and dried them with her hair; took no intoxicant; used his resources to free slaves; preached and build a community in the day and spent half his night in worship of God; and preached clearly giving mercy and forgiveness equally to all. If anyone needed to be forgiven of sin it is not Mohammad. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Followers: The greatest man must have the highest number and most devoted of followers. After nearly fifteen hundred years Mohammad has some one and a quarter billion followers who scrupulously adhere to his teachings of the Unity of God and his Divine Messengership. Whereas, as already shown, Jesus as God, one in a Trinity with God, son of God, inherited sin and vicarious atonement are not teachings of Jesus. Jesus taught that he was a prophet of God sent to preach to the Israelites. Thus, except for Muslims who honor Jesus’ true status, after two thousand years Jesus has NOT EVEN A SINGLE FOLLOWER. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man. (Jesus taught his people to observe the Ten Commandments; and gave the Eleventh Commandment–for them to follow the Comforter who will guide them into “all truth.” Naturally, those who wish to follow Jesus would be following Mohammad. One can deny Mohammad to be the Comforter; one cannot disprove that Mohammad is the Comforter. See JESUS-COMFORTER or www.nogodbutallah,org).
All truth: The greatest man must give “all truth.” Jesus admittedly did not give “all truth.” Mohammad did. (The world is still waiting to hear “all truth” from the Holy Ghost). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
The everlasting Gospel: The greatest man must bring the everlasting Gospel. Jesus did not bring this Gospel. Mohammad brought it. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Experience: The greatest man must have the most numerous life experiences:
-Mohammad was a husband and father; Jesus was not (as far as the Gospels tell us).
-Mohammad was a businessman; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a soldier and general; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a ruler and statesman; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a diplomat; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a conqueror; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a judge and administrator; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a “mercy;” Jesus was not –Jesus had no captives nor was he in a position to forgive others: praying for the forgiveness of others (or asking God to forgive them) is not the same as one actually forgiving his captives.
Thus, while Jesus, like other prophets, was righteous and honorable, the greatest man who walked the earth and in all facets of life is MOHAMMAD.
Not only was Jesus not God, son of God or vicarious atoner, Jesus was in no way “superior” to Mohammad. In fact, of all the claimants to Divine Dispensation Mohammad is the only one who, through the inimitable Qur’an, can justify his claim.
Given the conjectures surrounding Jesus –as to whether he is God or not; one in a Trinity or not; whether he died for inherited sin or for committed sin; whether he was of virgin birth or not; whether he was real or phantom– but for Mohammad, through the Qur’an, Jesus may have long since been relegated to the bin of ‘myths and legends’.
Even if Jesus was the greatest this would not make him God/ son of God or vicarious atoner.
Whereas Allāh revealed His Words to all mankind giving them every opportunity to repent and ask forgiveness, the pastor’s and Christians’ God, Jesus, demonstrably, is not only a tribal God but also a selfish and devious “God,” and son of God; Jesus told the Samaritan woman: “Ye worship ye know not what: we (Jews) know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews”–(John 4:21); and after relating the parable of the sower to the people Jesus said to them: “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear;” and, afterwards, when he (Jesus) was alone with the Jews they asked him about the meaning of the parable: “And he said unto them, Unto you (who have God) it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them (non-Jews) that are without (God), all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them”–(Mark 4:9-12). In other words though the non-Jews (who may be sincere seekers of God) have the faculties of sight and hearing and can see and hear, he (Jesus) spoke in parables so that they would not understand his words because he did not want them to accept God and have their sins forgiven.What a ghastly horribly sickening thing to do. “Is this the action of” God or son of God? “Sounds more like Satan.”
(As prophet, Jesus could not turn away anyone; this is why he indulged non-Jews; but he could avoid them, which he did, as is evident from his admonition to his disciples not to preach to non-Jews, and from his speaking in parables so that they would not understand). This statement by Jesus also proves that Jesus did not come to save sinners.
Contrast this Christians’ “God” and son of God, Jesus, to Mohammad who gave the Word of Allāh, God, clearly and to all inviting them to forgiveness, and agonizing over the rejecters, and even praying for the forgiveness of the rejecters of Allāh.
Also, this saying of Jesus crowns the list of refutation that Jesus is God and that he came to die for the world is a monumental myth and a lie: it is a myth in that there are no such Divine expressions; it is a lie in that it is known that the verses of Mark 16:9-20 and Matthew 28:19, speaking of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and to baptize all nations are “forgeries.” It also proves that Jesus’ speaking of “nations” refers to the Jewish nations: confirming that Jesus’ mission was wholly and solely to the Jews).
Response: Let’s see someone kicks you out of fifty percent of your house, occupies more space of your house then offers you part of the remainder so that you do not make trouble for him. Let’s see you accept this! Those who ape the propagandist that Jews are making great concessions to Arabs and slam Arafat for refusing the “peace” deal must read the fine print of these so-called grand deals. Regarding the Jewish withdrawal plan from the Occupied territories, Haroon Siddiqui points out: “The Palestinians in the West Bank will be clustered into enclaves, more or less cut off from each other and also the Arab world, except through a crossing into Jordan.”20And columnist Richard Gwyn reveals: “What would be left for the Palestinians by all of this imposed disengagement would be an impoverished, ungovernable rump. In the phrase of the Washington-based Stratford Geopolitical Intelligence Report, it would mean “simply leav(ing) them to rot.”21 The peace offer(s) to the Palestinians amount to nothing more that this: Someone takes over your house and says to you, ‘if you do not make trouble for me I will let you have the basement.’ SOH and the proponents of such a scheme should accept this deal for themselves.
17. SOH. “Yasser Arafat made it clear that he wanted to be a hero who was written about in the history books. But as I watched him, I often thought, Yes, let him be remembered in our history books, not as a hero, but as a traitor who sold out his people for a ride on their shoulders. As a reverse Robin Hood, who plundered the poor and made himself rich. As a cheap ham, who bough his place in the limelight with Palestinians blood.” (p. 127).
Response: Didn’t you also sell out your people and got rich on their blood? Did Arafat actually said “he wanted to be a hero who was written about in the history book”? If he did, probably all he meant was that he would like to be the one to liberate Palestine from the Jews. Or at least die trying; and which he did. He fought to the end. Arafat fought in wars. Hounded from Jordan all the way to Tunisia. And was open target for assassins. He may have chiseled from the people’s account book but doesn’t look like he got ”a ride on their shoulders.” Yasser Arafat dedicated his life to liberating his aggrieved people and lands –a life-long freedom-fighter; almost thirty grueling years– revered at home and abroad; hounded and targeted by his enemy; besieged for more than two years by his enemy. For all his “corruption,” Yasser Arafat was a legend even in his own lifetime. Something no occupier or usurper or traitor can ever hope to be. Arafat is dead: long live Arafat!
Traitors also are written about in history books. Perhaps liberated Palestinian children –and Palestine is destined to be liberated– might read about you in their history books or hear your tape. Reading your words or listening to your voice as you narrate chilling details of your treachery towards their heroic fathers, as you wax fat with the enemy on their trust and blood. Their tear-swollen eyes replaying vividly the scenes of their fearless fathers struggling against insurmountable odds to regain their “Stolen Heritage;” seeing them incinerated by the enemies missiles directed by your treasonous hands, their charred limbs contorted and splattered and scattered between mangled steel and their corpses imbedded with scraps of steel and the sand red with their proud blood. Who knows what would be going through the minds of these children?
Perhaps they would take the grand and noble step as their beloved Prophet Mohammad and forgive you unconditionally. Or, curse you to perdition! Praying to Allāh to grant them the opportunity to watch as you squirm and squeal in Hell! Not for one but for two terms: one for treachery against your people and Allāh, and the other for ascribing to His Majesty the heinous act of procreation (that He has a son, when He has no consort) and declaring Him to be Unjust and complicit in murder (inherited sin and vicarious atonement -that He loaded Adam’s sin onto every person and sent Jesus to be scapegoat to be killed for this alleged sin):
For treachery against your people and Allāh: “Allāh forbids you not respecting those who fight you not for religion, nor drive you forth from your homes, that you show them kindness and deal with them justly. Surely Allāh loves the doers of justice. Allāh forbids you only respecting those who fight you for religion, and drive you forth from your homes and help (others) in your expulsion, that you make friends with them, these are the wrongdoers”–(Qur’an 60:8-9).
For ascribing to His Majesty the heinous act of procreation and declaring Him to be Unjust and complicit in murder: “And they (Christians) say: The Beneficent (Allāh) has taken to Himself a son. Certainly you make an abominable assertion! The heavens may almost be rent thereat, and the earth cleave asunder, and the mountains fall down to pieces. That they ascribe a son to the Beneficent. And it is not worthy of the Beneficent that He should take to Himself a son. There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes to the Beneficent as a servant”–(Qur’an 19:88-93); and the doctrines of inherited sin and vicarious atonement charge God as being unjust and complicit in murder.
(18). SOH. “The Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are built on the rubble and remains of two ancient Jewish Temples –the Temple of Solomon from the tenth century BC and Herod the Great’s Temple from the time of Christ.” (p. 129).
Response. The Herod of Jesus’ time was Herod Agrippa I (born 10 BC, died 44 AD); not Herod the Great. In any event it is doubtful that a devotee of God would consider as a favor from God, a Temple built by a man who “zealously pursued orthodox Jewish policies, earning the friendship of the Jews. In line with this policy, he vigorously repressed the Jewish Christians, imprisoning Peter the Apostle and executing James, son of Zebedee.”22
The Glossary, p. 257, states that this Mount where the Al-Aqsa Masjid stands: “The Temple Mount, Jews’ holiest site and believed to be the location of the ancient Jewish Temples.” It is only a “belief,” not fact. (Emphasis added. See following text).
As for the AL-AQSA MASJID and Dome of the Rock Masjid built on the ruins of the Temple of Solomon. Allāh, the All-knowing God, tells us in His Qur’an 17:1: “Glory to Him Who carried His servant from the Sacred Mosque to the Remote Mosque, whose precincts We blessed, that We might show him of Our signs. Surely He is the Hearing, the Seeing.”
As noted, Allah says this “Remote” shrine was a “Masjid/ Mosque” not Temple. Since Islam was not yet established how could this shrine of Solomon be called Masjid/Mosque and not Temple or Synagogue? All prophets are/were Muslims; they are paternal brothers–(Bokhari Vol. 4, # 651-652). Solomon, though a Jew by nationality, was Muslim by faith. The shrines of pro-phets, though called by a name according to their languages/ races are in fact Masjids/Mosques, the name of the shrine of Muslims. Thus, Jewish claim that a “Temple” of Solomon was on the Mount has no Divine foundation. There is no “Temple Mount” but Divinely and correctly “Masjid/Mosque Mount.”
That the shrines built by Jinns for Solomon are noted as Synagogues–(Qur’an 34:13)–is so because this is the name by which Jewish shrines are known. That this ‘Masjid/Mosque on the Mount’ is the “personal” shrine of Solomon is evidenced by the fact that it is the only one recognized by Jews as “Temple of Solomon”–(2 Chron. 6:1-11). This Masjid/Mosque of Solomon is referred to as the Remote/ Farthest Mosque –though there may have been shrines farther than it –simply because it is a shrine built by a prophet, who was a Muslim, for a prophet; and hence a Masjid/Mosque.
The Prophet Mohammad’s journey to this Mosque in Jeru-salem, as noted by Muhammad Ali, “signified that he would also inherit the blessings of the Israelite prophets;” which finds resonance in Jesus’ prophecy that the kingdom of God shall be taken from the Jews and given to another people (the Arabs/ Muslims): “The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof”–(Matthew 21:43).
As noted above, Solomon dedicated the ‘Masjid/Mosque on the Mount’ in Jerusalem as the centre to the worship of God for the Israelites only–(2 Chron. 6:1-11); and God decreed that He will take power and prophethood from the Israelites, who are to follow Shiloh–(Gen. 49:10); will send a prophet like Moses, whom the Israelites are to follow–(Deut. 18:15-19); will send the Comforter who will give “all truth”–(John 14:15-16; 16:12-13); will take His kingdom from Jews and give it to another people–(Matt. 21:43); that Jerusalem will cease to be the focus of Divine worship–(John 4:21; Isaiah 60:7; 65:15; Haggai 2:9; Malachi 1:11); and will send “another” angel with the “everlasting gospel”–(Rev.14:6–as the “everlasting gospel” was yet to come the Bible is rendered obsolete); and which Shiloh and prophet like Moses and Comforter and “another angel” is, indisputably, the Prophet Mohammad; and which new centre of worship is the Ka’ba in Makkah which is for all people; and which “another people” who received the kingdom taken from the Jews are the Muslims; and which “everlasting gospel” is the Qur’an, having “all truth.”
Thus, as Judaism was Divinely decreed to end upon the advent of Mohammad, “spiritually the Jewish religion has no future.” And as Jesus came to uphold the Judaic law –and enjoined his people to do the biddings of the Scribes and the Pharisees–Matt. 23:2-3, until the arrival of the Comforter– Divinely there is no such religion as Christianity, and which, like all other religions, is man-named. Jesus, as all prophets, followed and taught the Divinely-named and chosen Islam–peace and submission to Allāh, God. As stated, PALESTINE is the moral, social, historical, and spiritual inheritance of Palestinians and all Muslims. (See note 11A).
(19). SOH. Regarding the casualties on both sides of the Palestinian-Jewish conflict, SOH states: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Something had to be done to stop this rolling madness. I knew the time had come for me to begin working with Shin Beth (Jewish security). And I went at it with all my heart.” (p. 134).
Response: After ten years of betraying your people were you able “to stop this rolling madness”? Obviously not. As you would admit. Regarding the “peace” discussions. Why should Palestinians accept only half of Jerusalem and part of their lands? Would you accept partial return of your wallet from a mugger, or would you want the full worth and see the mugger slammed in jail? The occupier/usurper is not to be left alone to devour the fruits of his victims in peace.
(20). SOH. “Within the Shin Bet, I had been assigned the code name of Green Prince (a fitting name would have been Brown Boob)….Thus, at the age of twenty-two, I became the Shin Bet’s only Hamas insider who could infiltrate Hamas’s military and political wings, as well as other Palestinian factions.” “But this responsibility was not all on my shoulders. It was clear to me by now that God had specifically placed me at the core of both Hamas and Palestinian leadership, in Yasser Arafat’s meetings, and with the Israeli security service for a reason. I was in a unique position to do the job. And I could feel that God was with me.” (p. 135). Yet on page 140 SOH wrote about the Palestinian liberators dodging Jewish surveillance: “Even worse, now they knew that we were on to them…Now their attacks became more frequent and aggressive.” (Strange help from “God”–seems like he’s helping the oppressed rather than the oppressor. Did “God” fool you, toyed with you, or warned them?)
Response: It is rather a queer reasoning that God would assist in treachery, and moreover assist the occupier and usurper and oppressor against the aggrieved. Perhaps, as a Christian, Hitler also felt that God was with him in holocausting those who killed his prophets, his “son,” and even Himself as Christians believe Jesus is God. It is rather weird reasoning that “God” would help those who refused to fulfill their covenant with him; and moreover give this help against the people who worships Him five times daily.
(21). SOH. “Although I now had to sit outside the meeting room, I still knew every detail that went on inside because my father took notes. I had access to those notes and made copies.” “If my father said Hamas would have a demonstration tomorrow at one o’clock in the center of Ramallah, runners would quickly be sent to the mosques, refugee camps, and schools to inform all the Hamas members to be there at one o’clock. Israeli soldiers showed up too. As a result, Muslims, refugees, and, all too often, schoolchildren were killed.” (p. 142).
Response: The bloods of these fearless Palestinians’ dead are on your head also; for betraying them. And soldiers killing “stone”-throwing children? Ghastly! Beyond ghastly!
(22). SOH. “In the first two and a half years of the Second Intifada, Saddam Hussein paid thirty-five million dollars to the families of Palestinian martyrs –ten thousand dollars to the family of anyone killed fighting Israel and twenty-five thousand to the family of every suicide bomber. You could say a lot of things about this mindless battle over real estate. But you could never say that life was cheap.” (p. 145).
Response: Saddam Hussein gave the “martyrs” ten thousand, and Allāh gives them Paradise. If this conflict was about “real estate” Jews would have accepted their homeland in Uganda; and if Jews see it as an issue of “real estate” why don’t they petition America –the facilitator of their occupation of Palestine– to give them Texas or California or New York : most of them live in America anyway. Or perhaps they can petition Canada to give them Ontario or Alberta or Quebec. Or petition Britain –the instigator of the partition of Palestine– to give them England or Scotland or Ireland or Wales. Or petition France to give them Paris or Marseilles or Lyon. Or petition Germany –the source of their woes– to give them Berlin or Munich or Nuremberg.
That “You could say a lot of things about this mindless battle over real estate. But you could never say that life was cheap.” Especially your life, for all the “blood” money you received from the “Israelis” for your service.
(23). SOH. “Palestinians no longer blamed Yasser Arafat for their troubles. Now they blamed Israel for killing their children.” (p. 147).
Response: Isn’t it the “Israelis” who are killing the children? Those who had blamed Arafat for the killing of their children were misguided. If there was no theft of Palestine there would have been no Intifada and no ‘suicide” bombings. Jews would not have been killed and there would be no Kafr Qassim cold-blooded murders of Arab peasants; no Deir Yassin massacre of some three hundred Arab “old men, women, children, newly-born;” no…(you know the rest).
(24). SOH “I didn’t see it (the killing) just through the eyes of a Muslim or a Palestinian or even as the son of Hassan Yousef anymore. Now I saw it through Israeli eyes too (Pity the “Israelis” didn’t see their killing of the Palestinians through the Palestinians eyes or even their own: it is doubtful they would be occupying Palestine if they did. Especially after what they suffered under the hands of the Nazis). And even more importantly, I watched the mindless killing through the eyes of Jesus, who agonized for those who were lost. The more I read the Bible, the more clearly I saw this single truth: Loving and forgiving one’s enemies is the only real way to stop the bloodshed.” (How about chanting this mantra to the Jews to have them “love” their Palestinian “enemies” and return their lands?) (p. 148).
Response: As stated while one “loves” his enemies with the expectation that it would influence him into goodness what if the “enemy” keeps on with his transgression? Whereas one can love and forgive the physically abusive enemies once or twice (depending on the extent of the abuse), the doctrine of “love your enemies” and to “forgive seventy-times seven” is only for the verbally abusive enemy. (Now that SOH is in America, he and his millions of Christian brothers and sisters who go about swooning “Love your enemies” and “forgive” them can storm the White House and demand that the Presidency incinerate its nukes and other armaments, disband all forms of military, and stop pursuing Al-Qaeda and the Talibans; and tell the CIA, the FBI and other law enforcement outlets to close shop and release all those in lock-ups! We are now practicing Jesus’ (joke of creation) “Love your enemies” and “forgive seventy-times seven” unconditionally. Christians must ask the God of the Bible –and Jesus as Jesus is said to be God– since one is to “love his enemies” and “forgive seventy-times seven” why-for the rainstorm of bloodshed in the Bible which is more than forty-times that shed by Mohammad, who fought only to end persecution?)
For all its supposed beauty, Jesus’ “love your enemies” and other sayings only look good on paper: they have no place in the real world. If these teachings of Jesus were to be implemented the occupier and usurper and oppressor and exploiter and transgressors and thieves and robbers and rapists and murderers and other criminals would be singing hallelujah all the way to Kingdom-come. Forgiveness to incorrigible offenders is not love and mercy. It is stupidity! Islam teaches us to be wise, not stupid! Every wise person knows there are times to give the other cheek and times to take an eye and tooth in turn. There is no system –secular or religious– that is more workable superior to Islam.
The religion that is based on the doctrines: “those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me”–Luke 19:27; even though the enemies would not militate against him; only that they don’t like his rule), and “He that is not with me is against me”–Matt. 12:30; even though one can be neutral) are not expressions of “love of enemies,” or of “tolerance;” they are of naked hate. They are a blight to humanity. If these doctrines were to be implemented, some eighty percent of the world would be slaughtered. Instead of seven seas of water there would be another seven seas flowing with blood from the sword of Christianity.
(Perhaps these are the doctrines of Christ that gave impetus to the Crusades and the slaughter of indigenous people and explains why the Church was silent when Christian Europe was holocausting Jews; and what bigger “enemy” is there to Jesus than those who killed the prophets of God, killed the “son of God” and even killed God Himself as Christians say Jesus is God?).
Another Christian gem is Jesus’: “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison”–(Matt. 5:25. Maybe this is another reason the Church was silent when Jews were being mercilessly incinerated: it was agreeing with the adversary). Anti-Apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, should have adhered to this dictum of Christ, he would have saved himself thirty years in jail; and his brother-in-cause, Steve Biko, may be yet alive; though South Africa may still be in “prison”–Apartheid). (Please note: this is the Christians’ Jesus. For the Muslims’ Jesus read the Qur’an).
SOH claim that Jesus “agonized for those who were lost.” To order that those who do not want you to rule, to send a sword to them instead of peace, to label people as “dogs” and “swine,” and to speak in parables so they would not understand and be forgiven could hardly be classed as “agonizing” for them. In contrast, it is Mohammad who “agonized for those who were lost;” even praying for the dead enemy; forgiving his rabid persecutors; and giving Allāh, God’s, Message clearly to all so they could understand, be forgiven and reach into heaven. And Mohammad’s God, Allāh, the God of Islam and of Muslims implores us in loving, compassionate terms to never despair of His mercy and forgiveness–(Qur’an 39:53): THIS is “Love your enemies” and “forgive seventy-times seven!”
Significantly, with all his pronouncements to “Love your enemies,” and “forgive seventy-times seven,” Jesus yet commanded his followers to follow the Scribes and the Pharisees: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do (but don’t do what they do for they are hypocrites)”–(Matt. 23:2-3). And the Mosaic law is “eye for eye, tooth for tooth”–(Exod. 21:24). Confused as to which teachings of Jesus to follow? Yet the bible says “God is not the author of confusion”–(1 Corin. 14:33).
On reflection, one is hard-pressed to not wonder if such Biblical delicacies as “Love your enemies” “go another mile with the compeller” “give more than your coat to the plaintiff” etc; were not baked in the human oven and put into the mouths of Jesus in order to subdue, subjugate, and sack. Memory seems to recall the words of a negro lecturer in college who, speaking about the European in Africa, commented in dark humor that the White man gave the African the Bible and took his gold. And another negro speaker once noted that first the white man clothed the native then enslaved him.
As stated earlier. The doctrines of Christianity –Trinity, Divine sonship, inherited sin, and vicarious atonement– have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and are repugnant to reason. Christianity is evil, intolerant, and backward. Christians lie on God, they lie on Jesus, they blame the Devil:
–Christianity has no Divine foundation –these doctrines were not revealed by God: they are not expressed in the Bible. As they delineate between Heaven and Hell, cardinal doctrines of a religion are to be clearly expressed: they are not to be left to the function of interpretation
–Christianity has no prophetic foundation –these doctrines were not taught by Jesus. These doctrines are assumed and propagated as Divine truths.
–Christianity has no logical foundation –God being the First and Creator of all could not have a mother or be born; God having no consort could not have a son; God being Omnipotent and Omniscient and Omnipresent does not need to take form(s) to accomplish any matter; God being Just would not suffer the innocent for the guilty (even human governments strive not to punish the innocent for the guilty); God being merciful and forgiving does not need any “satisfaction,” least of all human blood, in order to forgive sins
-Christianity is repugnant to reason –God, the ultimate in Purity and Perfection, would not confine Himself in the womb of a woman He created, spent nine months inside the unclean abode (leaving the universe without a God) nourished on her liquid, passed through the various stages –from a sperm into a clot, a lump of flesh, taking on bones, and into a babe– emerged from her vagina, suckled her breast, have Himself pinned in diapers, be circumcised, ate, drank, slept, and answered the calls of nature, and be killed by the Jews (which is blasphemy of the highest order); since a son is one that succeeds his father, God being the Creator and the First and Last and the Eternal could not have and does not need a son (or daughter) to succeed Him. (Son of God is a metaphor for goodness. The Biblical God has a legion of sons and daughters; even Satan seems to be son of God; as well as “peace-makers” which would include atheists.
–Christianity is evil –it teaches to hate parents and family–(Luke 14:26); sends sword, fire, and division instead of peace, love, and unity–(Matt. 10:34; Luke 12:49, 51); curse a helpless and blameless fig tree–(Mark 11:12-21); has disregard for the property of others: sends devil into swine causing their death and loss of property of the owners–(Matt. 8:28-33); disowns parents and siblings–(Matt. 12:48-50); disrespectful to mother: “Woman, what have I to do with thee”–(John 2:4); agree with adversary: which would include bearing false witness–(Matt. 5:25); go another mile with your compeller: so after the compeller have you rustle Jane’s hens you point out to him that John has a set of well-rounded hogs or that he can knock off the corner store as well–(Matt. 5:41); servants are to obey masters as they obey Christ/ God: instead of freeing the poor souls–(Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22); woman to be ruled over by her husband and daughter put in bondage; is an object of sex: good only to avoid “fornication;” and is to learn in “silence and subjection”–(Gen. 3:16; Exod. 21:7; 1 Cor. 11:7-9; 7:1-2; Ephes. 5:22-23, 33; 1 Tim. 2:11-12); woman is “transgressor;” and “defiler” of man–(1 Tim. 2:14; Rev. 7:4-8; 14:3-4. Speaking about the 144,000, who will be JEWS, twelve thousand from each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel –SOH and non-Jews take note– and will be only MEN –women take note– the Bible says: “These are they which were NOT DEFILED WITH WOMEN; for they are VIRGINS.” The classic woman-hater. Allāh, God, created man and woman to fill the earth, and instilled in them passions to help accomplish this; and Christians view this Divine gift of man-woman union a sacrilege. (See CHRISTIANITY-WOMEN).
–Christianity is intolerant –it regards non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine;” those not with Christians as being against Christians; and to slay enemies against their rule: here we have people who are the “image” of God, some of whom may be God-fearing and otherwise humanitarian, are insulted because of their nationality –a factor they had no choice in. They are excluded as being “dogs” and “swine” then they are expected to be with them; and when they are not with them, not by choice but by rejection, they are further castigated as being against Christianity –they are forced to be against Christianity then they are charged as being against Christianity. Talk about catch 55. On top of that these “dogs” and “swine” are considered enemies decreed to be slain–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26; 12:30; Luke 19:27); spoke in parables so non-Jews will not understand and be forgiven: what a ghastly horribly sickening thing to do–(Mark 4:9-12);
–Christianity is backward –it teaches to give away fortunes; not to store treasures on earth; God will send as He sends for the birds: thus there is no need for knowledge and progress; no wonder the Church, as its history attests, has always been an enemy to knowledge23–(Matt. 6:25-34).
-Christians lie on God that God incarnated Himself as Jesus; God gives everyone to Judgment Day Adam’s sin then loads everyone’s sins on Jesus’ head, and say God sent Jesus to be killed for these sins (making God complicit in murder); they forged His Book and say it is God’s Word.
–Christians lie on Jesus by making forgeries in the Bible and feeding them into Jesus’ mouth; and teaching doctrines that Christ did not teach.
–Christians blame the Devil by saying that the Devil pre-empted the prophets’ prophecies about the advent of Jesus by having pagans copied Jesus’ life and mission centuries before Jesus’ birth. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din after revealing the legion of “virgin born” sons notes:
“In this connection Justin Martyr again comes with the same interesting apology when writing to the Emperor Adrian (Hadrian?) the Devil being the only prop on which he could lay his hands to strengthen him in his beliefs. He says:––“It having reached the Devil’s ears that the prophets had foretold the coming of Christ (the Son of God) he set the heathen poets to bring forward a great many who should be called the sons of Jove. The Devil laying his scheme in this, to get man to imagine hat the true history of Christ was of the same character as the prodigious fables related of the sons of Jove….By declaring the Logos, the first begotten of God, Our Master Jesus, to be born of a virgin, without any human mixture, we (Christians) say no more in this than what you (Pagans) say of those whom you style the sons of Jove. For you need not be told what a parcel of sons the writers most in vogue among you assign to Jove. (Just as the Bible assigns a legion of sons to God)….As to the Son of God, called Jesus, should we allow him to be no more than man (note well, it is Christians who “allow” Jesus to be “more than man”), yet the title of the son of God is very justifiable upon account of his wisdom (then this “wisdom“ should make Einstein at least super son of God), considering that you (Pagans) have your Mercury in worship under the title of the Word, a messenger of God….As to his (Jesus) being born of a virgin, you have your Perseus to balance that….if Jupiter could send a parcel of sons out of virgin mothers; the Father in heaven assuredly could do the same at least in our case.”” 23A (True He could, but did He?)
If this is how easy it is for the Devil to “shanghai” the Christian God’s purpose, the Devil must be doing the “tango”23B throwing “a” voice around, giving visions of the non-existent “Virgin,” and having Christians speak in yet to be identified “tongues.” (Did the Devil also “set the heathen poets” to copy the Passion Play so that Jesus’ Passion Play should mimic the Passion Play of Baal?) And yet Christians expect to sit with Jesus “on the right hand of God”–(Mark 16:19). (See CHRISTIANS PRAYING FOR MUSLIMS; JESUS OR MOHAMMAD).
–that there is no compulsion in religion: every person is at liberty to follow his own inclinations-(Qur’an 2:256; 6:107; 9:6; 10:99-100; 17:7; 18:6, 29; 42:15; 50:45; 76:3; 109:1-6);
-Allah has created man and woman and multiplied from them-(4:1); made us into different tribes and nations and of colors and languages that we may know one another-(5:48; 30:22; 49:13);
-that we are to be judged not by our race, color or nationality but by our deeds (6:133);
-sent messengers to all nations-(10:47);
-Angels pray for the forgiveness of all mankind–(Qur’an 42:5);
-to protect the polytheist-(9:6);
-every people has rites and ceremonies-(22:67);
-charity is for the poor and needy, the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransoming of slaves, etc;-(2:177; 9:60);
-to give justice even if it be against ones’ own parents or self-(4:58, 135; 5:8);
-to believe in all prophets and revelations-(3:83; 4:163-164);
-not to revile other gods -(6:108);
-if Allah did not repel some people by others, monasteries, and churches, and synagogues, and mosques would have been pulled down-(22:40);
-that all religions are for Allah-(8:39);
-to make peace even in the face of possible deception by the enemy-(4:90; 8:61-62)
it cannot then be said that there is no “tolerance” in Islam.
-Islam stresses the fulfilling of covenants, keeping of oaths and not to be deceptive (Qur’an 16:91-92);
-to speak justly (6:153);
-to be righteous (2:277-278; 6:152-154);
-to not let hatred for a people incite you to transgress (5:2);
-to render back trusts to whom they are due, and to judge justly (4:58); because Allāh, God, loves those who judge in equity (5:45-47).
-Allāh admonishes against dealing unjustly with men (2:279, 5:8);
-not to rob them of their dues (26:183);
-to give justice even if it be against one’s self or parents or kins or whether he be poor or rich (4:135),
-not to act corruptly in the earth or to make mischief (26:183);
-not to be transgressors (2:190),
-not to help one another in sin and aggression (5:2),
-to restrain our anger and forgive others (3:133),
-to fight on behalf of the oppressed (4:75); because Allāh God loves those who are just, and because He commands justice and the doing of good, and He forbids injustice (60:8, 16:90).
-Allāh forbids against helping one another in sin, and to not counsel one another in sin, but in goodness (5:2; 60:8-9);
-not to let hatred of a people incite us to transgress (5:2);
-not to take a greater recompense than the injury suffered (2:194; 16:126; 42:40);
-that instead of retaliation, to make reconciliation, and to show patience and forgiveness (16:126; 42:39-43);
-to be merciful and forgiving (3:133);
-to fight only as long as there is persecution and oppression (2:193), because Allah God loves the doer of good, and the dutiful (2:195, 3:75);
-that the noblest ones are those who are righteous (49:13, 98:7),
-to return evil with that which is better (23:96), because Allah God loves those who judge in equity, and because Allah God is aware of what you do (5:45, 4:135)
it cannot then be said that there is no “tolerance” in Islam. I challenge anyone to point out the alleged teachings of violence and intolerance in Islam!
Contrast the Christian’s “God”/son of God with the exhortations of Allāh and His noble Messenger, MOHAMMAD:
Allah tells us to subjugate the universe and put it to our benefit: Allāh “has made subservient to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth”–(Qur’an 31:20; 45:13); to seek of His grace–(62:10); that “He it is Who gives wealth and contentment”–(53:48); and to “give to the near of kin his due and (to) the needy and the wayfarer, and squander not wastefully”–(17:26).
But He admonishes against pursuits of the material to the neglect of the spiritual: “Mutual rivalry in seeking increase in worldly possessions diverts you from God, Till you reach the graves”–(Qur’an 102:1-2).
And His magnanimous Messenger, Mohammad, informs us we have a duty to Allāh, ourselves, families, and community.
Earning bread honestly is a part of righteousness. Islam is not only about the Hereafter. Islam enjoins the pursuit of knowledge, and the acquisition of wealth.
This world and its riches are not to be condemned. They all belong to Allāh, God. In Islam man can store up treasures on earth as well as in heaven!
As Jesus came to uphold the law of the Old Testament, as he declared, and so much so that heaven and earth shall pass but not one jot or title shall not pass till they all be fulfilled–(Matt. 5:17-18), if Jesus/Christianity was lording America or Europe or any place else:
-men would be able to commit incest with their daughters, as Lot–(Gen. 20:11-12; Gen. 19:30-37);
-slavery will be revived–(Lev. 25:44);
-children will be punished for their parents “whoredoms”–(Num. 14:33-34. Also Rev. 2:20-23);
-decapitation will be allowed: “And the Lord said unto Moses, take ALL THE HEADS of the people and HANG THEM UP before the Lord against the sun”–(Num. 25:4);
–disbelievers will be killed–(Deut. 13:12-16);
-the wife who tried to defend her husband by grabbing the testicles of her husband’s opponent will lose her hand–(Deut. 25:11-12);
-cannibalism will be legal–(Deut. 28:53, 57; 2 Kings 6:28-29);
-It would be legal to terrorized, slay, poison and feed worship-pers of false gods to beasts: “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); it will be legal to mutilate enemies: (The Israelites asked God “Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them” to occupy their land) “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);
-it would be legal to slay even the “infant and suckling” in war–(1 Samuel 15:2-3);
-it would be legal to take men’s wives and give them in adultery because of their husband’s infidelity–(2 Samuel 12:7-11);
-it would be legal to cut prisoners with “saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes”–(2 Samuel 12:31; 1 Chron. 20:3);
-it would be legal to expose one’s self to others–(2 Samuel 6:14-22);
-it would be allowed to have “dogs” eat the dead–(1 Kings 14:10-11);
-as Solomon had “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines” there will be unbridled polygamy and concubinage–(1 Kings 11:3);
-Christians would be allowed to feed mischievous children to bears: “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);
-Christians would be allowed to wash their feet in the blood of the wicked–(Psalms 58:10);
-it would be happiness to mutilate “little ones” and ravish the wives of others–(Psalm 137:9; Isaiah 13:16);
-it would be legal to kill fetus during war–(Isaiah 13:15, 18; Hosea 13:16);
-Woman would be seen and not heard and her daughter bondaged–(Gen. 3:16; Ex. 21:7; Ephesians 5:22-23, 33);
-wives will have to learn in silence and subjection, and to not “usurp authority over the man”–(1 Tim. 2:11-12);
-women and children will be beaten with “all gravity” to bring them into obedience and into silence and subjection–(Prov. 13:24; 19:18; 23:13-14. 1 Tim. 3:4; Heb. 12:6-8. And without doubt every “Christian” husband wants to deliver his stubborn and rebellious wife’s “soul from hell”);
–daughters who commit “whoredom” will be burned–(Gen 38:24; Lev. 21:9);
-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 would all be stoned to death–(Lev. 24:11-16, 23; Deut; 13:5-16; 17:2-5; Deut. 22:20-21; 22:23-24; 21:18-21; John 8:3-5);
-the witch, one who curses his father or mother, the adulterer, homosexuals, and the man who commits bestiality would be put to death–(Ex. 22:18; Lev. 20:9; 10-12; Deut. 22:22; Lev. 20:13; 15-16);
-a man who takes a “wife and her mother” both would be torched–(Lev. 20:14);
-(as only Christians honor Christ as God/son of God) Christians are to bondage their fellow Christians–Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22);
-Christians can walk “naked and barefoot” and can lead prisoners and captives, “young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered–(Isaiah 20:2-4);
-Christians would agree with their adversaries which would include agreeing with all kinds of injustices–(Matt. 5:25; perhaps this is what the Church and Christian Europe were doing when the Nazis were holocausting Jews);
–those who do not share the Christians’ views would be labeled as being “against” them, and enemies opposed to rule would be slaughtered–(Matt. 12:30; Luke 19:27; the Crusades will now be rolling out of America to secure Jerusalem for Christ’s landing; we might even get an American “Hitler” to avenge the killing of the Christian’s God/son of God);
-men and women would have to remain in their marriage regardless of how loveless and miserable or risk being guilty of “adultery;” and the divorced woman would have to wilt her (youthful and beautiful) self in single-hood or her new husband will be charged with “adultery”–(Matt. 5:32; Luke 16:18);
-woman would be reduced as an object for sex, good only “to avoid fornication–(1 Cor 7:1-2); viewed as inferior to man–(1 Cor. 11:7-9); as the transgressor and betrayer of man–(1 Tim. 2:14; Gen. 3:4-12; Ezek. 16:44); as “defiler” of man–(Rev. 7:4-8; 14:3-4);
-as no one would be allowed to shovel treasures into earthly storehouses and would have to depend on God as he sends to the birds and flowers and thus no need for knowledge America will plummet like a lead-ball from the pinnacle of progress into the black-hole of backwardness–(Matt. 6:19, 25-26);
-the Geneva convention on war would have to be re-written, for it would be legal to slay all the soldiers of war as well as slay all the male and matron women and take the virgin girls as sex slaves (and as Christians say Jesus is God this is what Jesus commanded): “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). (See CHRISTIANITY-SEX SLAVES & PREPUBESCENT GIRLS and NONIE DARWISH).
While America is run by those who identify themselves as Christians, SOH should go down on his hands and knees and forehead and thank Allāh that America (and nowhere else) is governed by “Christianity.” (Please note: this is the Christians’ Jesus. For the Muslims’ Jesus read the Qur’an).
(Non-Christians also are to go down on their hands and knees and forehead and thank Allāh that America and nowhere else is governed by Jesus/Christianity. They would have to high-tail it out of America or kiss the useless and unGodly crucifix or have their heads lopped off, or in the case of Jews in 1400’s Vienna face the furnace).
If Islam/Mohammad (not to be confused with Muslims though Muslims are to reflect the teachings of Islam) was lording America (or any place)
–WOMEN and men would be observing a dress code (which probably all disciplined organizations have) –women, the HIJAB and jalaba and men, (the minimum) the area between, and including, the navel and the knees and half of the chest;
–WOMEN will be given all the rights due to her and leave her nothing for which to strive;
-there would be limited POLYGAMY to alleviate female preponderancy;
-non-Muslims would be governed by the laws of their scripture (to an extent);
-there would be no ALCOHOL (one does not need intoxicants to have a good time; in fact intoxicants do not give a “good time”: the best of times are had in sobriety);
-there will be no gambling; no pornography; no prostitution and thus no pimping;
-thieves (depending on the reason for theft and cost of item) will lose their hands (law-abiding citizens will be much safer and secure, and wouldn’t need to imprison themselves in gated communities) (see AMPUTATION).
-drug-lords and pushers and rapists and other “dead-weight” of society who strive to make mischief in the land and prey on the vulnerable of society run the risk of getting the maximum sentence of crucifixion;
-men will NOT be saddled with alimony payments for his ex-wife’s unmarried life;
-there will be one law for the commoner as well as for the elite (there will be no diplomatic immunity);
-adulterers and fornicators will be publicly flogged (there is no death for adultery, apostasy and blasphemy, and no honor killing in Islam. See SHARI’AH-SUPREME SYSTEM).
For a woman’s testimony being half of a man’s, wife-beating, women’s movement restricted, woman’s inheritance half of a man’s see ISLAM-WOMEN).
Unlike the Christians’ Jesus who would have man in regress and dependency,
-Mohammad, through the Blessed QUR’AN brought the world to our feet and eternity to our arms, and gave us to drink of the fountain of knowledge and truth and wisdom and reason, of peace and love and hope and mercy and forgiveness, and he sent man soaring from the belly of ignorance and backwardness into the mouth of quest and progress.
-Mohammad liberated man from the irrationality of polytheism, the futility and degradation of idolatry, the humiliation of superstition, the phantasm of paganism –of Gods of the womb and dying Gods and sons of God–and took God from the bosom of nationalism and sat Him aloft on the Mount of Universalism; extols that everything in the heavens and the earth were created for our use and that the only presence greater than us is God and thus the only One worthy of worship; that one is better only by faith and deeds; to fulfill covenants and to keep oaths and not to be deceptive; to give justice even if it be against one’s self or parents or kins or whether he be poor or rich; not to act corruptly in the earth or to make mischief; not to be transgressors; not to help one another in sin and aggression; to restrain anger and forgive others; to fight on behalf of the oppressed; to be merciful and forgiving; to fight only as long as there is persecution and oppression and to make peace when the enemy desires peace; to return evil with that which is better; gives freedom of conscience; rescues the orphan, ennobles the slave, extricated WOMEN from the grave of infanticide and unchained her from the shackles of marital chatteldom and enthrones her alongside man from the cradle to paradise; instills in man morality, sobriety, and chastity, and impels him to personal, social, intellectual, and spiritual excellence.
-Mohammad embraced all the prophets of all the nations and removed the cloak of “sinfulness” hurled upon them.
-Mohammad not only preached forgiveness but he forgave his most horrid enemies.
-Mohammad not only preached love of enemies and loved his enemies, but also made them beneficiaries in his kingdom.
-Mohammad not only preached the giving of charity and gave charity, but also bought slaves their freedom, and assigned a portion of the States’ funds for the poor.
-Mohammad “disabused our minds”: he made us too cultured to deliver our souls into the hands of gods born of the womb –helpless, defenseless gods; gods who themselves sought nourishment and protection– and he hung the millstone of responsibility for our actions snugly around our own necks –that there is no “scapegoat” on which to cruise on into heaven: every person must pave his own pathway into Paradise.
–Mohammad freed us from stone-worship, star-worship, sun-worship, spirit-worship, nature-worship, human-worship, and sat us high on the pinnacle of pure worship (that the only presence greater than ourselves is God; the worship) of the One True God –Who has no partner or parent, nor son or daughter; Who was not in the womb of a woman, Who was not born, nor ate, slept, drank, nor answered the calls of nature, nor died or was killed– the God Who is Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, the God Who is the Ultimate in Purity and Perfection and Who never dies–Allāh!
Only the occupier/usurper, the oppressor, the exploiter, the transgressor, those ignorant of Islam, those dedicated to false-hood and those dedicated to living off the blood of others are terrified of Islam.
(25). SOH. “But as much as I admired Jesus, I didn’t believe my Christian friends when they tried to convince me that he was God. Allāh was my god. But whether I realized it fully or not, I was gradually adopting the standards of Jesus and rejecting those of Allāh. Accelerating my departure from Islam was the hypocrisy I saw all around me. Islam taught that a devoted servant of Allāh who became a martyr went straight to heaven. No questioning by weird angels or torture in the grave. But suddenly it seemed that anyone killed by the Israelis –whether a nominal Muslim, a communist, even an atheist– was being treated as a holy martyr. The imams and the sheikhs told the families of the dead, “Your loved one is in heaven.” “Of course the Qur’an didn’t support their rhetoric. The Qur’an is clear about who goes to heaven and who goes to hell.” (pp. 148-149). (Notice how SOH makes a distinction between Allāh and Islam. There is no distinction between Allāh and Islam; Islam is the way of life prescribed by Allāh for all mankind from Adam [taken to be the first man] to the Resurrection).
Response: Punishment in the grave is already dealt with. Jesus’ “standards” have also been dealt with. So you know what the Qur’an teaches and yet you rejected Allāh. Why didn’t you confront the imams and sheikhs about their “lying”? You blame Allāh for the “lying” of men?
Allāh says that who are slain in his way are not dead–(Qur’an 2:154; 3:168-170; and which “way” is for justice. And which requires fighting the occupier and usurper. Whether he is “a nominal Muslim, a communist, even an atheist” is not man’s judgment. Since “peacemakers” –which would include “a communist, even an atheist”– are called children of God, as Jesus said–(Matt. 5:9); why can’t the Palestinians, fighting occupation and persecution as Allāh, God, enjoined, be “martyrs” and go to heaven? Didn’t Jesus tell you, as you quoted, “Judge not, that ye be not judged”?–(Matt. 7:1).
And if Biblical prophets can follow God’s instructions to kill even the dumb and innocent ox and ass and go to heaven; and if Jesus can order to have his enemies slain and can even “sat on the right hand of God”–(Mark 16:19); why can’t “a nominal Muslim” who worships Allāh in His pristine purity and ascribe no falsehood to him be given “heaven”?
Regarding SOH statement “Accelerating my departure from Islam was the hypocrisy I saw all around me. Islam taught that a devoted servant of Allāh who became a martyr went straight to heaven…. Of course the Qur’an didn’t support their rhetoric.” (No wonder you left Islam. You may know the language of the Qur’an but you certainly do not know the Qur’an or the teaching of Allāh’s Messenger). That martyrs of Islam “went straight to heaven” is no hypocrisy or rhetoric. Allāh, God, says in His Qur’an 2:154 and 3:168 that the martyrs of Islam are not dead but that they are alive, and provided with sustenance. Such also is the teaching of the Prophet Mohammad; “Narrated Anas: “Haritha was martyred on the day (of the battle) of Badr, and he was a young boy then. His mother came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) and said, “O Allāh’s Apostle! You know how dear Haritha is to me. If he is in Paradise, I shall remain patient, and hope for reward from Allāh, but if it is not so, then you shall see what I do?” He said, “May Allāh be merciful to you! Have you lost your senses? Do you think there is only one Paradise? There are many Paradises* and your son is in the (most superior) Paradise of Al-Firdaus”–(Bokhari Vol. 5, # 318).
*(Allāh tells us that Hell has seven gates–(Qur’an 15:44), meaning that there are seven classes of sinners or that sinners are grouped into seven categories. We are also told that there are varying degrees in being a Muslim, according to our deeds–(Qur’an 6:132). Perhaps these “many Paradises” spoken of by the Prophet are for the Believers according to their righteousness; which would seem to be the reason why in the Hereafter there will be those who will continue to strive for the per-fection of their “light” (perhaps to attain the highest Paradise of Al-Firdaus); speaking about the Believers Allāh says: “Their light will gleam before them and on their right hands–they will say: Our Lord, make perfect for us our light, and grant us protection; surely Thou art Possessor of power over all things”–Qur’an 66:8).
Incidentally. Compare the teachings of Allāh and the Prophet Mohammad to that of Jesus who says to his people: “Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they seethe Son of man coming in his kingdom’–(Matt. 16:28. Jesus here contradicts himself when he said, “I go to my Father, and ye see me no more”–John 16:10. Why then are Christians scanning the Jerusalem sky for Jesus?). Also, Jesus is here speaking to people in his own lifetime –standing “here.” It must be the “miracle of the ages” that for two thousand years since Jesus’ departure these “some standing” people are yet living, waiting for Jesus.
Jesus had no knowledge if he was going to heaven. Jesus says “If I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”–(John 12:32). For the man who is confident he is going to heaven it is queer Jesus should say “If”I be lifted up instead of ‘after’ I be lifted up or ‘when’ I be lifted up.
Moreover, that ifhe be lifted up that he “will draw all men unto” him. It is clear that in the two thousand years since Jesus is alleged to have gone to heaven and is sitting “on the right hand of God”* that he has not drawn “all men” unto him; there are tens of millions of atheists and non-Christians the world over who have died or are still living who do not believe in him, or accept him as God or son of God or vicarious atoner. This would seem to suggest that, either Jesus did not utter those words or his words are not true or that he was not “lifted up from the earth.”
*(Since Buddha is also believed to have ascended to heaven as well as Enoch and Elijah, then there are at least four individuals in heaven and possibly sitting “on the right hand of God”–Mark 16:19).
Jesus told one of the thieves being crucified: “To day shalt thou be with me in paradise”–(Luke 23:43). But not only was Jesus not killed/crucified as proven elsewhere, he did not go to paradise “To day”: at least eight days after his alleged resurrection he was with his disciples–(John 20:26). Thus, Jesus (God to some Christians) not only did not know “if” he was going to heaven he did not even know when he will be going. (Poor thief!). Moreover, instead of going to heaven “today,” the Apostles’ Creed, as noted elsewhere, said Jesus went to hell.
Again. Jesus says: “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself”–(John 14:2-3). Here again, Jesus, like his uncer-tainty in going to heaven, is not certain “if” he is going to pre-pare a place for his followers. And as Jesus has not yet returned, all those Christians who died and will die before his alleged return will not get taken.
Contrastingly, the Prophet Mohammad tells us clearly that Allāh has already prepared Gardens and mansions for us. All we need do is believe in Allāh and do good deeds and Paradise is ours –as easy and simple as that; no uncertain trip to heaven and back and no vague promises. And the promise of Allāh is ever true –(Qur’an 19:60-61; 31:8-9; 39:20; 61:12). Muslims have assurance of heaven–(Qur’an 33:35; 4:124; 41:8; 46:15-16; 52:17; 64:9).
One pastor citing verses of the Qur’an asserts that the Prophet Mohammad sinned. Briefly, since prophets of Allāh, God, speak and act only according to the dictates of Allāh they cannot be sinners. The word istighfara, as Muhammad Ali explains, carries a deeper significance than to pray for forgiveness; it also means asking Allāh to guide or protect from committing sins; and it is in this latter sense that word is used in the verses. (See JESUS OR MOHAMMAD).
(26).USAID (United States Agency for International Development. SOH. “USAID was actually more than just a cover for me. The men and women who worked there became my friends. I knew that God had given me this job. It was USAID’s policy not to employ anyone who was politically active, much less someone whose father led a major terrorist organization. But for some reason my boss decided to keep me.” (p. 153).
Response: Couldn’t “Shin Bet” have been behind you being employed at USAID? After all, as you stated that this position at USAID gave you unrestricted access to all areas of Palestine– which is a boon for a spy. God gave SOH a job to spy on the aggrieved and to protect the transgressor who have not fulfilled their covenant with Him; who are “stiffnecked,” and “rebellious,” etc; (never mind the Qur’anic pronouncements) and who commit evils against the Palestinians. How deluded can one be? SOH should read his Bible again and more carefully: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain’–(Exodus 20:7).
(27). SOH. “With all my Bible reading, I was now comparing my father’s actions with the teachings of Jesus, not those found in the Qur’an. He was looking less and less of a hero to me, and it broke my heart. (One who braves his occupier’s imprisonment, torture, and assassination is not a hero? But a traitor is a hero? You have a heart–Jarvik model, is it? I wanted to tell him what I was learning, but I knew he would not listen. (And he, and all else, would be wise to not listen –blasphemy against God equals Hell-fire–; like you, he would be following PAUL and his PAGAN SON OF GOD into eternal damnation–Mark 3:29). And if those in Jerusalem had their way, my father would never get the opportunity to see how Islam had led him down the wrong path.” (p. 157).
Response: How about comparing your “father’s actions with the teachings” of the Old Testament, which Jesus followed and urged his people to follow –those of Moses which requires “eye for eye, and tooth for tooth” –(Matt. 23:2)– and with those of Moses, Joshua, Saul, Samuel, David etc; who were not even dispossessed or occupied and yet slaughtered even young and old and ox and ass. And to which teaching of Jesus’ were you comparing your “father’s actions”? Please detail it. Also please detail the teachings of Islam that lead “down the wrong path.” Jesus reprimanded his people: “Having eyes, see ye not? And having ears, hear ye not?”–(Mark 8:18) If Jesus was around today he might have added another dictum to his observation: ‘having heads, reason ye not?’ The reason to which Allāh, God, calls us–(Qur’an 16:125; Isaiah 1:18).
(28). SOH (Speaking about “Muhaned Abu Halawa” “Fatah field commander and a member of Force 17”–“Yasser Arafat’s elite commando unit”). “I went home and pulled out my now-worn Bible. I searched and searched and could find nothing in the Bible that would sanction murder. (No? Putting aside those of the Old Testament. Didn’t God sanction the “murder” of Jesus Christ for your sins? See John 3:16 which Christians’ love to finger to support this blasphemy and myth). But I also couldn’t deal with the blood that would be on my hands if we let him go on living and shooting people. I felt caught.” (At page 167 you already had “blood” on your hands. Your brother’s blood! Lots of it! In fact you could paddle and swim and baptize in it!) (p. 167).
“And thou shalt take no gift:
for the gift blindeth the wise, and
perverteth the words of the righteous”
(29). SOH. (Speaking about “terrorists” holed up in an apartment) “Even if we managed to get them out alive without anybody else getting killed, they would be sure to mention my name to their interrogators (that SOH was an “Israeli” collaborator) and I would be burned for sure. Self-preservation told me the safest thing for all concerned was just to let a helicopter fire a couple of missiles into their apartment and be done with it.” “But my conscience was being rewired, Though not yet a Christian, I was really trying to follow the ethical teachings of Jesus. Allāh had no problem with murder; in fact, he insisted on it. (Where? Didn’t the God of Christians “insist” on murder by having Jesus sent to be killed for their sins?) But Jesus held me to a much higher standard. Now I found I couldn’t even kill a terrorist.” (pp. 177-178).
Response: Was Jesus in a situation where he was forced to physically defend himself against imminent death for him to have to kill? No! Thus, he had no justification to kill anyone. While Jesus never killed anyone (though he gave orders for others to do the killing for him–Luke 19:27), Buddha and John the Baptist also never killed anyone; and as John the Baptist was greater than any man, including Jesus, as Jesus also was born of a woman; shouldn’t you, to have a “much higher standard” or the highest standard of morality, be following John the Baptist instead of Jesus?
Since it is anathema to kill though it is legal to have others do the killing, as exampled by Jesus’ to have his enemies slain, and which you practiced by ferreting out Arab “terrorists” and had the “Israelis” kill them, like Jesus, you are blameless. Since you and Jesus are blameless for giving instructions but not actually killing, why then were Hitler’s officers (and who probably were also Christians) lassoed and hogtied at Nuremberg? (It is doubtful that Hitler and his officers who consigned Jews to be killed did any of the killing; or at least not all did). If you believe these German officers should not have been brought to trial, please, tell this to their prosecutors and to uncle Simon Wiesenthal and the World Jewry (including those that you spied for), especially the relations of those who perished in the holocaust. You should tell the World Court that the Serbian leaders who authorized the genocide in Bosnia, but did not themselves actually kill anyone, are blameless. And tell the Americans that their leaders that according to you and Jesus, the leaders of the men who flew the planes into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon are blameless; that to arrest and jail/execute them would be transgression against Jesus/God. Moreover, those Arabs who made bombs for others but did not actually planted them or kill anyone –yet you had the “Israelis” incinerate them– by your and Jesus’ standard you are responsible for having your innocent/blameless brothers killed.
That “Allāh had no problem with murder; in fact, he insisted on it.” Allāh gives Muslims permission to execute the murderer and to fight a defensive war (when we are not the aggressors) and to fight of behalf of people who are oppressed. (Though Muslims believe that Allāh and the God of the Bible are the same, Muslims do not accept all the materials in the Bible to be Divine Revelation).
Further Allāh tells us that Angels pray for all mankind–(Qur’an 42:5; such is the immeasurable expanse of Allāh’s “love of enemies”) –thus Muslims are required to pray for their enemies (even those who commit the most heinous crimes against them; Muslims are to pray for Allāh to reform them; or to put an end to their evil, in which event an early end to the transgressor’s evil would mean less time for them in Hell). Since Christians do not believe in Allāh what about the God of Jesus Christ and Christians? What is his standard on killing?
To restate SOH, “Though not yet a Christian, I was really trying to follow the ethical teachings of Jesus.”
Clearly the God of Jesus was Eli, the name he called out to from the cross–(Matt. 27:46). Eli is the name of God in the Jewish or Hebrew language; so, rightly, if Jesus should call to God by name it is expected that he would do so by the name of his mother tongue. And as Eli was the name of the God of Jesus then logically, Christians being followers of Jesus, Eli is also the God of Christians (except those Christians who say the Jesus is God in which case Jesus would be Eli himself).
Putting aside their truth, as Christians say it is truth, that their God sent Jesus to be killed/murdered, in which event they have already made God an accomplice in murder, moreover the murder of an innocent man –an act which no man be he Christian or other can show Allāh to have done (and which Christian truth already obliterates SOH claim to “much higher standard” than Allāh’s).
And putting aside the Christian’s God sanctioning enslaving heathen neighbors and relegating woman to a life of servility and her daughters into bondage–(Lev. 25:44; Gen. 3:16; Ex. 21:7).
Here is what the God of Jesus and Christians says about killing as recorded in the Bible (and as Christians say Jesus is God, then it would be Jesus who commands these killings):
-“When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it…thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them, thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them” –(Deut. 7:1-2. See Josh. 12:1-6).
– “And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the Lord your God hath delivered them into your hand;” “and Joshua called for all the men of Israel …Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings… And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees.” “So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord God of Israel commanded…And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the Lord God of Israel fought for Israel;” “And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.”–(Joshua 10:19, 24, 26, 40-42; 6:21. Read Joshua chs. 10-12; Numbers 21:24, 35; 31:17-18; Deut. 20:16-17; 1 Sam. 15:2-3, for slaughters by Joshua, Moses, and Saul).
-And here’s a Biblical gem from the Christian’s God/Jesus, on Samarians: “they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up”–(Hosea 13:16).
Further, as noted, Jesus gave orders to have his enemies slain, he also said: “He that is not with me is against me” (sounds familiar today? U.S. President George Bush’s 9/11 mantra–Matt. 12:30).
Here we have people, who are the “image” of God, some of whom may be God-fearing and otherwise humanitarian, are denigrated because of their nationality, of which they had no choosing. Jesus excludes them from his circle as being “dogs” and “swine,” then he expects them to be with him; and when they are not with him, not by choice but by rejection, they are further castigated as being “against” him –they are forced to be against him and are then charged as being “against” him.
That a person “is not” with Jesus does not necessarily mean that person is “against” him. There are perhaps millions–atheists, for example–who do not believe in Jesus as a man from God, yet they are not against him (in that they would ridicule him).
If these two views of Jesus were to be implemented, Jews and atheists who do not believe in him would be considered as being “against” him and thus, his “enemies,” and be slain.
Adding Muslims –who would not oppose his rule as prophet, but only as a Divine being–to this bizarre list, more than half the world would be slaughtered. And since Jesus is said to be God, and as Biblical prophets obeyed the dictates of God, Jesus was instrumental in the bloodiest episodes in Scriptural history: Jesus, as noted above, 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.” With all these killings and murders we might end up with another seven seas, of blood).
Jesus also caused the death of innocent “swine” loading them up with “devils” and causing them to drown (having no regard for the swine-herders property, causing them loss of stock and revenue)–(Matt. 8:28-32). Not much of a “higher standard.”
Further on Jesus’ “standard” as noted in the Gospels: Whereas Allāh informs us and admonishes about the dangers of alcohol (and gambling)–(Qur’an 2:219; 5:90), and the Prophet Moham-mad abstained from it, Jesus, the Christians’ God and son of God established himself as a glutton and wine-bibber–(Luke 7:34. While it may be necessary that one be among the sinful to reform them, to indulge in their ignoble practice(s) as enticement is irresponsible if not sinful). Not much of a “higher standard.”
(Sadly, many Muslims, against this clear injunction of the Prophet, swallow this dangerous corrosive. Alcohol may gladden the heart as the Psalmist says–Psalm 104:15, but alcohol also saddens the liver and loins, and dulls the head. And many have lost loved ones to this “Devil’s brew”–through driving while drunk).
The Christians’ God and son of God, Jesus, knowing the disastrous effects of alcohol as it thrusted Lot into incest with his daughters–(Gen. 19:30-38); not to mention its detriment to health, made water into wine to increase (and even spread) drunkenness and whatever evil and distresses accompanies it–(John 2:1-11).
Alcohol also seems to affect the fetus. Not much of a “higher standard.” Alcohol/intoxicants do not give a good time. Being intoxicated –not knowing what you are doing or what is being done to you is not a “good time;” vomiting, and saying thing(s) you would not normally say is not a “good time;’ doing thing(s) you would not normally do, and getting into situation(s) you would not normally get into is not a “good time”–there are stories of women having compromised themselves while drunk and later regretting it; not knowing whose baby you are carrying and who is carrying your baby is not a “good time;” in a drunken or drugged state a woman may not know if she was violated or by whom or by how many, only realizing a few weeks after-wards that she was violated upon discovering being pregnant: this is perhaps the paramount reason young girls and women should avoid environments of drugs and alcohol; waking up and feeling as if a brick wall was slammed into your head, and with your mouth tasting like sewer is not a “good time;” children may make fun of the drunk, and dogs are known to have sprayed on the drunk as he lay senseless at the side of the street, these are not “good” times.
People would not spend precious hours and even days or weeks or months in Alcoholics Anonymous to be rid of a “good time.”
Alcohol may also lead to theft to support the habit. Alcohol/ intoxicants are a blight!
To those who have lost a precious member to this “Devil’s brew,” may Allāh, God, give you patience and comfort in your loss. It is not the “last” drink that is the danger. It is the “first” drink that is the danger: the “first” drink leads to another, and to another, and to….We have “alcohol free” beer and “alcohol free” champagne; let us also strive to make our millennium “alcohol free” driving.
Or best yet, heed the wisdom of Allāh and live our lives alcohol and gambling “free.”
(30). SOH. “We had not gone far when al-Faransi’s cell phone rang Al-Faransi was on Jerusalem’s (meaning “Israelis”) assassination list, and Arafat’s headquarters was calling to warn him that Israeli helicopters had been following him….Though it may seem strange to those who have not sensed God speaking to them in an internal voice, on this day I heard God speak to my heart, instructing me to turn left between two buildings. I later learned that had I continued to go straight, the Israelis would have had a clean shot at my car. I turned the car and instantly heard that divine voice say, Get out of the car and leave it.” (And they were saved. Pity God did not save you from Israeli torture; or did God have you tortured so you could spy on your occupied brothers and sisters?). (p. 199).
Response: Since Satan can lead the son of God/” (and even “God”) into the wilderness to tempt him, and for forty days, (for a comment on this idiocy see CHRISTIANITY); as false Christs and false prophets can show miracles that couldalmost deceive the leaders, as Jesus declared; and as the Devil did deceive the leaders, as Christians themselves confirm –that the Trinity could only have come from the mind of Satan24– and as the Devil, in his relentless drive to lead astray, can lure Paul by throwing his “voice” to get him to lead people away from Jesus’ teachings and create his own brand of Christianity,25 what makes you think that this “internal voice” that spoke to you was not the Devil, so as to get you to follow and teach unGodly doctrines; after all he already had you half way down the road to perdition. And if the “internal voice” was God’s what makes you think He wasn’t then trying to save al-Faransi? After all God used Pharaoh to save Moses–(Exodus 2:1-10; Qur’an 28:7-13).
(31). SOH. “Somehow I always seemed to benefit from divine protection. I wasn’t even a Christian yet, and al-Faransi certainly didn’t know the Lord. My Christian friends were praying for me everyday, however. (Whereas God answers the prayers of the suppliant –though his answer could be a “no,” meaning one does not get what he prays for– God does not aid in falsehood and sin; and as noted Christianity is falsehood). And God, Jesus said in Matthew 5:45, “causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” This was certainly a far cry from the cruel and vengeful god of the Qur’an.” (Didn’t Jesus say not to give his word to non-Jews; and in fact referred to them as ‘dogs” and “swine” and even spoke in parables so they would not understand and be forgiven?) (p. 199).
Response: Jesus may have said that God “causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Allāh declares in His Qur’an that he created the heavens and the earth and everything within for everybody’s benefit –believers and non-believers, “dogs” and “swine”–(Qur’an 2:29; 22:65; 31:20; 45:12-13); and that His words are for all mankind irrespective of race, color, nationality, or creed be them “dogs” or “swine”–(Qur’an 7:158; 21:107; 34:28).
Notably, of all claimants to Divine Dispensation Mohammad is the only one who can substantiate his claim to Divine messengership: the Qur’an –with its prophecies, scientific pronouncements, and inimitability– being his proof. Given the conjectures shrouding Jesus but for Mohammad, through the Qur’an, Jesus would have long since been relegated to the bin of myths and legends. Mohammad/the Qur’an has spotlighted Jesus in his true form –a human being and messenger of Allāh sent to minister to the Children of Israel/Jacob– and has secured for him the unflagging allegiance of more than one billion Muslims.
That the God of the Qur’an is “cruel and vengeful.”
Is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” to sentence woman to a life of subjection, misery and pain?–(Gen, 3:16);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” to bondage daughters and enslave heathens?–(Ex. 21:7; Lev. 25:44);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” to incinerate Sodom and Gomorrah?–(Gen. 19:24-25);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” to send nine plagues on Pharaoh’s people?–(Ex. Ch’s. 8-11);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” for drowning Pharaoh and his soldiers?–(Exod. 14:27-28);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” for “visiting the iniquity of the (Jewish) fathers upon the children” for three and four generations and have them “wander in the wilderness forty years” to “bear” the father’s “whoredoms” until the father’s “carcasses be wasted in the wilderness”?–(Num. 14:18, 29-33);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” to slaughter all the “ites” kingdoms, not leaving even the ox and ass alive?–(Joshua 6:21; 10:19, 24, 26, 40-42; chs. 10-12; Numbers 21:24, 35; 31:17-18; Deut.7:1-2, 20:16-17; 1 Sam. 15:2-3);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” to incinerate “three hundred foxes” alive? (Wonder what the SPCA would say about this)–(Judges 15:4-5);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” to dash infants to pieces and rip open the pregnant woman?–(Hosea 13:16);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” to stone to death the blasphemer, the apostates the 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?–(Lev. 24:11-16, 23; Deut; 13:5-16; 17:2-5; Deut. 22:20-21; 22:23-24; 21:18-21; John 8:3-5);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” to put the witch to death, one curses his father or mother, the adulterer, homosex-uals, and the man who commits bestiality?–(Ex. 22:18; Lev. 20:9; 10-12; Deut. 22:22; Lev. 20:13; 15-16);
-is the God of the Bible “cruel and vengeful” for torching both, a man who takes a “wife and her mother”? –(Lev. 20:14);
-is Jesus “cruel and vengeful” for booting out the money-changers and bird-sellers out of the Temple? –(Matt. 21:12);
-is Jesus “cruel and vengeful” for sending a “sword” instead of peace?–(Matt. 10:34; Luke 12:49-51);
-is Jesus “cruel and vengeful” to have his enemies slaughtered? –(Luke 19:27);
-is Jesus “cruel and vengeful” for loading dumb, innocent swine with devils causing them to drown, and the owners loss of property and finance? (wonder what the SPCA would say about this cruelty)–(Matt. 8:28-33);
-is God/Jesus “cruel and vengeful” for castigating women as “defiler” of men–(Rev. 14:3-4).
That Allāh is “cruel and vengeful” produce your proofs!
(32). SOH. “One of those “civilians” smoking a narghile (Turkish water pipe) in front of his house, was none other than master bomb maker Abdullah Barghouti, who had no idea that he had been living across the street from Hassan Yousef (SOH). And the poor IDF soldier who told him to get inside had no idea that he had been shouting at Israel’s most wanted mass murderer.” (p. 202). (So if God saved you from the “Israeli’s” helicopter (Item # 30). Perhaps God saved Abdullah Barghouti from the “Israeli” –like He saved Moses from Pharaoh; right under Pharaoh’s nose. It is not murder to fight the occupier/usurper: it is patriotism!).
(33). SOH. (While in prison, he saw a mouse trying to free another that was “stuck to a glue board”). “Was it his mate or a friend? I don’t know. I watched for about half an hour as one animal risked its life to save another. It moved me so much that I freed them both.” (Would you have freed them if they were in your house; or if they were vipers? These mice may have been diseased Whereas all of God’s creatures have their purpose, mice and their cousins, rats, have no place in human dwellings. The “Israeli’s” were aware of this that is why they “virtually papered the camp with glue boards to keep the mouse population under control.” Ever heard of bubonic plague and the Black death which killed some 25 million people in Europe? Incidentally, The Gospels have Jesus as saying: “He that believeth and is baptized …They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them”–(Mark 16:16-18). Perhaps you would like to test this saying of Jesus/God/Creator: perhaps you can charm an American diamondback rattler and/or take a schnapp of cyanide-laced cool-aid).
“While I was there (in prison), I also experienced two prison uprisings. Far worse than the one we had at Megiddo. But God got me through it all. (Maybe you got through it because you did not take part). In fact, I experienced God’s presence more strongly in that prison than any time before or since. (Perhaps you should go back to prison then!)I may not have known Jesus as the Creator yet, but I was certainly learning to love the Father.” (Does this mean that the Creator and the Father are two separate beings?) (pp. 208, 209).
Response: Unless there are two “Creators”/Gods, how can Jesus be “Creator” when:
-Jesus told the devil only God is to be worshipped and served: he did not say “I” am to be worshipped and served–(Matt. 4:10)
-Jesus said “from the beginning of the creation God made them males and females–(Mark 10:6-8; cf. Gen; 1:27; 2:24; 5:2; 1 Cor. 6:16; Eph; 5:31); Jesus says “GOD” made them males and females; he did not say “I” made them males and females
-Jesus prayed “And now O Father, glorify thou me”–(John 7:39; 17:5); if Jesus is God to which God is he praying to give him glorification
-If Jesus was God, he could not be “son” of God–one cannot be both God and “son of God”–(Luke 1:35).
-If Jesus was God because he said “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (though he also said “I am the root and the offspring of David”–(Rev. 22:13, 16); then Melchisedec also must be God–and even greater then Jesus as Jesus had a mother at least–for Melchisedec was “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither begin-ning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually”–(Hebrews 7:1, 3). This would give Christians four Gods: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, and God the Melchisedec.
-If Jesus was God, then, as noted, God would need to eat “Butter and honey” in order to know to choose in order to “know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”–(Isaiah 7:14-15) Allāh was not born, does not require food and is Omniscient.
-If the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one, Elisabeth could not be filled with the Holy Ghost as the Holy Ghost was in Mary’s womb, and was also with Zaccharias–(Luke 1:41-43, 67).
-If Jesus was God “All power” could not be “given” to him–(Matt. 28:18. God gave Himself “all power”?). As “all power” was “given” to him, “all power” can be taken from him. And no one can “give” or “take” power from God; be it some or “all.”
-If Jesus is God, man would do greater works than God–(John 14:12).
-If Jesus was God, God would have ascended to himself: “I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God”–(John 20:17). If Jesus is God, the Jews, having the same Father as Jesus, must also be God(s).
-If Jesus was God, God would have led himself into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil–(Matt. 4:1).
-If Jesus was God, God would have sent himself to the Jews–(John 6:38; 17:3).
-If Jesus was God, God would have prayed to himself; “forsaken” himself on the cross; thanked himself; heard himself; and worshipped himself–(Matt; 26:39; 27: 46; Luke 10:21; John 11: 41; 4:22).
-If Jesus was God, God would have known that fig was not in season–(Mark 11:12-13).
-If Jesus was God, God would have known the day and hour of future events–(Mark 13:32).
-If Jesus was God, God would have known the identity of the woman “having an issue of blood” who touched his garment–(Luke 8:43-46).
-If Jesus was God, God would have known that Elijah and Enoch ascended to heaven–(John 3:13; 2 Kings 2:1, 11; Hebrews 11:5).
-If Jesus was God, God would have been able to do things of himself–(John 5:30).
-If Jesus was God, the pure (and impure) have already seen God–(Matt. 5:8).
-If Jesus was God, God was made into a “curse”–(Gal. 3:13; Deut. 21:23).
-If Jesus was God he would have the attributes of God, such as “Omniscience” and “Omnipotence” and Omni-presence which he clearly had not.
-God said that Jesus is His son–(Matt. 3:17; Heb. 5:5), Jesus could not be God; a person cannot be both himself and his son.
-If the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one person, then Jesus cannot give the Holy Ghost to his disciples –(John 20:22).
-Father, Son, and Holy Ghost could not be one when the son, Jesus, did only what God instructed him to do–(John 5:30-31; 6:38; 17:4; Matt. 15:24). (The instructed is not synonymous with the instructor).
-Jesus could not be God when he was subjected to God–(1 Cor. 15: 27-28).
-Jesus cannot be God, for Jesus was on LAND, and the Spirit DESCENDEDon him, and (God’s) voice came from HEAVEN–(Matt. 3:16-17).
-If Jesus was God because “All power” is given to him and he was “worshipped” by the two Mary’s and by his eleven disciples though “some doubted” him–(Matt. 28:18, 9, 17), then Pharaoh and the idols and items of nature worshipped in olden times by the tens of thousands of pagans –if not millions through the ages, as compared to the few who worshipped Jesus–Pharaoh and these idols and items, according to Christian logic, must also be “Gods.” And these idols and items were not given any “power” yet they drew such lofty honor as to be worshipped. This Christians’ “God” must have fickle-minded worshippers that “some doubted” him and “all forsook him and fled”–(Mark 14:50).
In Exodus 3:14, God instructs Moses to inform the children of Israel that His name is “I AM.” In John 8:58 Jesus says: “Before Abraham was, I am.” Christians construe this “I am” of Jesus to mean that Jesus is saying he is God. All Jesus is saying is that before Abraham was, I am before Abraham–where the “before Abraham” is understood; much like instead of saying I am taller than he is tall, it is said I am taller than him, or I am taller than he is. Jesus being before Abraham refers to him pre-existing Abraham; as Solomon pre-existed Jesus–(Prov. 8:23-35. It seems everyone had a pre-existence; see Jer. 1:5). Notably, God’s “I AM” is capital letters, Jesus’ is not. God’s name is also “Jealous”–(Ex. 34:14).
(Perhaps these sayings of Jesus: “Before Abraham was, I am” and “begotten son of God” were put into the mouth of Jesus to shape him into the mould to suit Christian’s belief that Jesus is “son of God” and “God.” Christians cross-referenced Exodus’s “I AM” to John’s “I am” –though Moses was instructed to tell this to the Israelites, Jesus’ “I am” was only incidental in his argument with the Jews. And, the saying of Solomon (Prov. 8:23-25) that he was set up from everlasting, Christians cross-referenced it to Psalm 2:6 –and the Psalms is the Book of David– and Psalm 2:7 refers to David as begotten son of God; as God informed David through Nathan: “I will be his father, and he shall be my son”–(2 Samuel 7:4, 5, 14). It is worth noting that “begotten” in relation to Jesus has been expunged from the Bible; as well as “virgin” of Isaiah 7:14 that a “virgin” will give birth to a son; as well as verses relating to the Trinity; among others–see Ahmed Deedat, Is The Bible God’s Word?).
God said:“Let us make man”–(Gen. 1:26). There could not be Trinity before creation. Prof. ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud (the former Rev. David Benjamin Keldani): “The Christians….make the Creator a divine father and His word a divine son; and also, because He breathed life into His creatures, He is surnamed a divine Spirit, forgetting that logically, He could not be father before creation, nor “son” before He spoke, and neither “Holy Ghost” before He gave life.”26
Trinity is likened to H2O–as water, steam and ice have the underlying formula H2O, likewise the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, though different, are one. But, unlike the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost who are in separate existence at the one and same time–Jesus on land, the Holy Spirit as a dove in the air, and “God’s” voice in heaven (Matt. 3: 16-17; Luke 3:21-23)–when H2O is in the form of water, steam and ice are non-existent (steam and ice are not water), when H2O is the form of steam, water and ice are non-existent (water and ice are not steam), when H2O is in the form of ice, water and steam are non-existent (water and steam are not ice).
Trinity is likened to “man” in which the body, soul, and spirit are one (though some might argue that man is comprised of four elements: body through which sensations are experienced, life which gives growth as in plants, animals, and humans, soul which gives consciousness as in animals and humans, and spirit which gives wisdom/intelligence as in humans). But, unlike Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (each a complete being and having independent existence), body, soul and spirit are not each a complete being having independent existence –together they are one.
Trinity is also likened to the “tango” in which “The Father was likened to the leader, the Son to the follower and the Spirit to the music that melodically unites all three in their movement.”27 (The Devil certainly has Christians doing the foot-works. This dance should be nicknamed “Christian shuffle”’ or “Trini-coction” short for Trinity concoction).
To institute 1+1+1=1, and 1 divided by 3=1 is to commit mathematicide. In trying to explain Trinity Christians are trying to explain not only the inexplicable but trying to explain the non-existent; and in trying to solemnize Trinity they are trying to legitimize ‘blasphemy’–(Qur’an 5:76).
One pastor advises his flock on the “mysterious” Trinity: “Don’t get caught up in the Biblical language trying to accommodate a mystery to finite mind.”* But according to his God, Jesus, there is no “mystery” in heaven; Jesus said in explanation as to why he spoke in parables: “Because it is given unto you (Jews) to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them (Gentiles) it is not given”–(Matt. 13:11; Mark 4:11).
Of course this clarity in heaven as Jesus says is not for non-Jews, because he was sent only to Jews. Thus, whereas for two thousand years Gentile followers of Jesus are bridled in “darkness and misunderstanding” about the “mysteries” of heaven, Jews, cognizant of this clearness –for all their ‘stiffneckedness,’ ‘straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel,’ and even choosing death28– would have no feast on this Christians’ “camel”: in this fallacy and blasphemy of Trinity, Divine sonship, inherited sin and vicarious atonement. *(SeeJESUS OR MOHAMMAD).
An attempt by another source to show that Trinity is monotheism and not polytheism notes Genesis 1:26 where God said “Let US make man in our image,” arguing that if “us” meant that Father, Son and Holy Ghost were more than one being, God should have said let us make man in our “images” (plural) instead of “image” (singular).
If man (which would leave woman out as she has different anatomy and physiology) is made in the physical “image” of God, God would be flesh and bones or, as God is Spirit, man should be spirit (unseen). Man is made to reflect the nature of God, as Allāh tells us–(Qur’an 3:82; 30:30), to be loving, merciful, forgiving, etc; as the Prophet Mohammad exhorts us: imbue yourself with Divine Attributes. God referring to Himself as “us” is (as noted in JESUS-TRINITY) an expression of majesty. If this “us” is taken to mean God was calling on another (such as Jesus as Christians say), this would mean He was calling on a separate being which would make Godhead polytheistic.
That “image” (singular) is no indication that Trinity is monotheistic is also gleaned from the fact that as flesh and blood cannot exist in heaven and as the Father and Holy Ghost are Spirit, the Son also would be Spirit –all would be Spirit as they are said to be one– thus it would be pointless for God to say let “us” make man in our “images” (plural) when all three of them would be of the same “image” (Spirit). (After the camouflages are peeled away Trinitarians are exposed for what they are: polytheists).
Even if Trinity was like H2O, tango, and man this would not make it truth, as there is no such teaching by Jesus or any other prophet of God. Trinity is a fourth-century human concoction. Trinity “developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies;” it was formulated by the “Council of Nicaea in 325” and “refined” to its present form “by the end of the 4th century.”29 Not surprising some Christians view Trinity as a “senseless God-dishonoring doctrine.”
Whereas some Bibles have the verse of 1 John 5:7: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (which is assumed to be Trinity) the Gideons New American Standard Bible (1973) does not have this verse (whose Bible is the correct one?) This statement was NOT made by Jesus, but by John. It does not mean Father, Word (as Jesus is referred to) and Holy Ghost are one: it means the “record” of these three is “one”–i.e. they are in agreement: they do not contradict the other.
Jesus made it clear that he is not God when he says (Matt. 19:17; Mark 10:18): “Why callest thou me good? there is NONE good but one, that is GOD.” Jesus not only denies that he is God, he also denies that he is good. SOH needs to revisit his Bible. Mostly to understand what he’s reading rather than revel in blind faith.
(34). SOH. (Abdullah Barghouti was later arrested and) “sentenced to sixty-seven life terms –one for each murder victim and an extra one for all those he had wounded.” ““The spate of murderous terror that the accused let loose was one of the most severe in the blood-soaked history of this country,” the judges said.” (p. 210).
Response: Wonder how many years Menachem Begin and his Irgun terrorists who butchered some 250-300 old and newborn at Deir Yassin in 1948 (and perhaps elsewhere) –on their way to booting out the native Palestinians and set up their empire on the mythical “God gave us this land”– received; and what these “judges” comment would be. Not to mention so-called “Israeli” policy to attack Arab civilians “en masse,” and to “provoke” the Arabs to “smash” them. Grand “democracy!”
(35). SOH. (Loai, SOH’s contact at Shin Bet, is speaking to SOH about Saleh, SOH’s friend (?) being killed by so-called “Israeli” “canon” fire). “Your friend is gone…if this man had grown up in a different environment, he would not have been the same. He would have been just like us. (True –he would have been pathetic!) He thought, he really believed, he was doing something good for his people. He was just so wrong.” (p. 213).
Response: Fighting to liberate your lands and free your people is not “good”? Is wrong? But fighting to hold on to what is not yours is right? Fighting to preserve your children’s heritage is not “good?” Tell this to the French resistance and the Allies of World War II; tell this to the Afghan Mujahiddeen, and the Chechens; tell this to America: that she had no right to boot Iraq from Kuwait; tell this to the British: that she had no right to unseat Argentina from the Falklands Island. What self-respecting individual would want to be an occupier/usurper, and a betrayer (a Judas)?
“Keep thee far from a false matter;
and the innocent and righteous slay
thou not: for I will not justify the
wicked” (and to dispossess and occupy
and kill, and betray the aggrieved is “wicked”!)
(36). SOH. “One day, I received a call from Majeda Talahme, Saleh’s (item 34) wife….She started to cry. “I don’t have money to feed the children.” I thought, God forgive you, Saleh, for what you did to your family. Okay, my sister, calm down, and I will try to do something.” I went to my dad.” (p. 217).
Response: He colludes with the enemy to have his brothers murdered then goes to his father to help the widow. He betrayed his brothers then “kissy-face” with one of their wives. This is like Judas betraying Christ –only in the case of Saleh the kiss came afterwards.
(37). SOH. “Ibrahim Hamed was personally responsible for the deaths of more than eighty people that we could prove. It may not be a very Jesus-like impulse, but if it had been up to me, I would have put him back in his filthy garage, locked him in for the rest of his life, and saved the state the expense of a trial.” (p. 221).
Response: How could it “not be a very Jesus-like impulse”? Didn’t Jesus say to Agree with your adversary quickly lest he throw you in jail? And which agreeing with your adversary would include giving false testimony against an innocent person and have him jailed; or worse, executed. Say what you like, Ibrahim Hamed did what any human being in his situation would have done to liberate his lands: his memory will never be blood-stained with the shame of “traitor!”
(38). SOH. About his father: “He had always been very open-minded.” “He saw that Israel was an immutable reality and recognized many of the goals of Hamas as illogical and unattainable…So in his first public speech following his release (from “Israeli” prison), he suggested the possibility of a two-state solution to the conflict …But my father was actually acknowledging the right of Israel to exist.” (p. 223).
Response: “Israel was an immutable reality”? Man cannot preserve what God decrees demolished! Pharaoh also believed he was “immutable”! In fact, Pharaoh believed he was God! The “goals of Hamas” –which is the goal of all Muslims dedicated to Allāh and His noble Messenger– is logical and attainable. Muslims are destined to be successful, victorious and triumphant (ISLAM-MUSLIM DESTINY). Whereas Jews have a right to be there, the state does not! PALESTINE is the moral, social, historical, and spiritual heritage of Palestinians and all Muslims.
(39). SOH. “The death of Yasser Arafat had created a huge vacuum and left the streets of the occupied territories boiling. Radical young men were everywhere –armed, hate filled, and leaderless.” (p. 224).
Response: It was “radicalism” that stole Palestine from the native Palestinians! Fighting the occupier to reclaim your property is not “radicalism” and/or “hate” of the occupier! It is heroism and justice! Go tell the British that their reclaiming the “disputed” Falklands Island from the Argentines was “radicalism.” Go tell the Dalai Lama that his fight to oust China from Tibet is “radicalism.” Go tell Canada that her War of 1812 to boot America out of Canada was “radicalism.”
(40). SOH. (Regarding the Palestinian election). “My father didn’t care if Hamas fielded candidates.” “I heard him tell a Haaretz reporter, “They (“Israeli’s”) will say ‘you decided to choose Hamas and therefore we will intensify the siege over you and make your lives difficult.’” These guys couldn’t tell the dif-ference between the CIA and USAID. (Just like you cannot tell the difference between Truth and Falsehood!) Who was going to work with them? (p. 225).
Response: Who the hell is anyone to dictate who the Palestinians are to elect? Didn’t Hamas win in their highly ballyhooed “democratic” election? Those who foist their choices onto others are themselves dictators/ tyrants.
To besiege the already besieged Palestinians for making their “democratic” choice is the ultimate in arrogance and injustice! Would the world tolerate Sudan for laying “siege over” the rebels if they choose separation from Sudan? Where are all the vociferous proponents of “democracy” –hibernating in their hypocrisy?
(41). SOH. (Watching television). “I found myself looking into the eyes of an old Coptic priest named Zakaria Botros…He was systematically performing an autopsy on the Qur’an, opening it up and exposing every bone, muscle, sinew, and organ, and then putting them under the microscope of truth and showing the entire book to be cancerous.” “Factual and historical inaccuracies, contradictions –he revealed them precisely and respectfully but firmly and with conviction. (No examples of this “autopsy” on the Qur’an are given. And how could you know Father Zakaria’s statements were “factual and historical” when you have no knowledge of the Qur’an?)….I recognized that this was God’s answer to my prayers. Father Zakaria was cutting away all the dead pieces of Allāh that still linked me to Islam and blinded me to the truth that Jesus is indeed the Son of God.” (Like several others, Jesus was only “called” son of God–Luke 1:32. Scientists who clone animals are not the fathers of these animals/clones; these clones are not the sons/daughters of the scientists). “When I shared a bit of my spiritual story with her (a girl of his Christian group), she was very encouraging, reminding me that God often uses the most surprising people to do his work. That was certainly true in my life. (God does not use people to engage in Falsehood: the Devil does!) (p. 227).
Response: Father Zakaria Botros must have read (or have been reading) Ibn Warraq’s WHY I AM NOT A MUSLIM. These charges against the QUR’AN; QUR’AN-COMMENTS & ERRORS; CHRISTIAN-CRITICS; –including the much hyped SATANIC VERSES– have been debunked five thousand ways to sundown. It would serve Father Zakaria Botros extremely well to perform “autopsy” on his Bible (which I will do for him and all Christians shortly). That Jesus is “Son of God’ etc; see CHRISTIANITY; JESUS-AS GOD; JESUS-MARIOLATRY, JESUS-SON OF GOD, JESUS-TRINITY) That “God often uses the most surprising people to do his work;” why not then follow Guru Nanak, or Baha’ullah; these are more credible than the Christians’ portrayal of Jesus as “God” and “Son of God”–and Son of God” is a remnant of paganism- and vicarious atoner.
Father Zakariya Botros “systematically performing an autopsy on the Qur’an”: This is most amusing. This man follow doctrines that have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and are repugnant to reason; follows a religion that is evil, intolerant, and backward; follows a Book –BIBLE– “written in several languages over a period of more than nine hundred years, based on oral traditions” and the Gospels written by people who “were not eye-witnesses of the data they recorded,” that is full of contradictions and errors; that was “tampered” with, and contained some “50,000 errors”(see BIBLE); Father Zakariya Botros does not even know the name of the God he follows, and for over 2000 years he and his forefathers have been wandering in “darkness and misunderstanding” as to who Jesus is and who God is. (See also BOTROS, FATHER ZAKARIYA AND THE QUR’AN)
Whereas Muslims know who Jesus is –a messenger of Allāh, God, sent to the Children of Israel–(Qur’an 3:48; 43:59; 61:6. Matt. 10:5-6; 15: 24; 19:28. Luke 19:10; 22:28-30; John 17:9)– and know who God, is –the Lord of the worlds, the Beneficent, the Merciful; The One and Only; the Eternal; Absolute; Who having no consort begets not; Who being the First and Creator of all and could not have a mother is not begotten; of Whom there is none like unto Him; the God Who is the most Loving, Merciful, Compassionate, and Forgiving; Who forgives sins without the need for human blood sacrifice as “satisfaction;” the God Who invites us to forgive us our sins; and the God Who does not incarnate–(Qur’an 1:1-2; 112:1-4; 6:12, 54; 7: 156; 39:53; 14: 10; 42:51).
In contrast. After two thousand years since Jesus’ arrival and departure, Christians are still groping in the field of darkness as to who God is and as to who Jesus is. In fact, Christians do not know what Jesus’ mission was. Whereas some Christians hold that Jesus is God, Jehovah’s Witnesses say he is only son of God. Whose belief is right? Whereas some say Christ died for inherited sin, Mormons say he died for committed sin. Whose belief is true? Whereas some believe Jesus was killed, buried, and raised, “some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that some one 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”–(Y. Ali, Qur’anic comm. 663. And these declarations were made by Christians closer to Jesus in time).
Christians do not know whether Jesus is God, son of God or prophet of God –claiming that Jesus was the prophet like Moses–(Deut. 18:15, 18-19).
Christians are also divided as to whether Jesus’ birth was “virginal” or “mechanical”–and Father Zakariya Botros is finding phantom faults with the Qur’an. These Christians are pathetic!
How aptly Allāh has informed us about these Christians, and in the very opening chapter of the Qur’an, that they are astray–(Qur’an 1:7; 5:72-77. Bokhari Vol. 6, Ch 2. Tirmidhi 44:2)–and that Christians and Jews will not rest till they turn Muslims away from Islam: “And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor the Christians, until thou follow their religion. Say: Surely Allāh’s guidance, that is the (true) guidance”–(Qur’an 2:120).
The Bible sentenced woman to a living hell: condemned her to a life of “sorrow,” and subjection to her husband; and sells her daughter into bondage–(Gen. 3:16; Ex. 21:7);
-sanctions a man to marry his father’s daughter (incest?), and to impregnate his handmaid and abandon her–(Gen. 20:11-12; 16:1-6);
-daughters “drunking” their father and committing incest with him to have children–(Gen: 19:30-37);
-man mating with his many handmaids–(Gen. 30:1-13);
-a daughter-in-law deceiving her father-in-law and have sex with him for gifts–(Gen. 38:11-18);
-to burn the daughter who commits “whoredom”–(Gen 38:24; Lev. 21:9);
-God killed “all the firstborn in the land of Egypt”–(Exod. 12:29);
-God “is a man of war”–(Exod. 15:3);
-God sanctions slavery–(Lev. 25:44);
-God punishes children for their parents “whoredoms”–(Num. 14:33-34. Also Rev. 2:20-23);
-God answers prayers to have Jews “utterly destroy” peoples’ “cities”–(Num. 21:2-3. See also Deut. 3:6; 7:2; 20:17; Joshua 6:21; 10:28-43; 12:1-24; and several other places in the Bible);
-God delights in decapitation: “And the Lord said unto Moses. Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun”–(Num. 25:4);
-God requires young male prisoners and matron women to be killed and the young virgin girls become concubines: “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves”–(Num. 31:17-18);
-to kill disbelievers–(Deut. 13:12-16);
-to cut off the hand of the wife who, trying to help her husband in a fight, grabs the “secrets” (genitals) of the other man–(Deut. 25:11-12);
-God smite people “with the emerods (hemorrhoids)…with madness, and blindness”–(Deut. 28:27-28. See also 1 Samuel 5:6, 9);
-God enjoins cannibalism: “and thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters”–(Deut. 28:53, 57. See 2 Kings 6:28-29: “So we boiled my son, and did eat him”); giving one’s concubine to be gang raped all night till morning, then killing and “divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces and sent her into all the coasts of Israel”–(Judges 19:22-29);
-God ordering to slay even the “infant and suckling”–(1 Samuel 15:2-3);
-God taking men’s wives and giving them in adultery: “Thus saith the Lord (to David), Behold…I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun”–(2 Samuel 12:11);
-king David committing adultery with Uriah’s wife, then plots to have Uriah killed at the battlefront–(2 Samuel 11:2-5, 14-15);
-king David dancing “and uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself,” and promised to “be more vile”–(2 Samuel 6:14-22);
-as Solomon had “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines” there will be unbridled polygamy and concubinage–(1 Kings 11:3);
-God smiting adults and children, with an “incurable disease”: “And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of they bowels, until thy bowels fall out” even to the point of death–(2 Chron. 21:14-19);
-righteous “shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked”–(Psalms 58:10); it is happiness to mutilate “little ones”: “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones”–(Psalm 137:9); “Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished”–(Isaiah 13:16);
-even the fetus is not spared: “Everyone that is found shall be thrust through; and everyone that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword,” “and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children,” “Samaria…shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up”–Isaiah 13:15, 18; Hosea 13:16; perhaps these are the verses that inspired some so-called “Israeli’s” to draw the picture of a pregnant Arab woman with a bulls-eye on her belly with the caption one shot two kills! what a sick, depraved mind; and they howl about Hitler);
-God exhausting wind: “Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh”–(Isaiah 16:11);
-God telling a prophet to walk “naked and barefoot three years,” and for a king “to lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt”–(Isaiah 20:2-4);
-daughters committing “whoredoms” and had their “breasts pressed” and “bruised the teats of their virginity,” and “multi-plied her whoredoms” and “doted upon their paramours, whose flesh (penis) is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue (discharge) is like the issue of horses”–(Ezek. 23:2-3, 19-20);
-God telling people to bake cakes “with dung that cometh out of man” and then substituting “cow’s dung for man’s dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith”–(Ezek. 4:9-15);
(One party on the Internet attempts to explain this injunction from “God” by sayingthatthe“human dung” and “cow’s dung” were to be used as “fuel” to bake the cakes.
But even if Jews did save human and cow’s dung to be used as fuel and even if fresh dung can burn as fuel, the Bible itself belies the claim. God tells Ezekiel to take a mixture of barley and other grains: “And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it WITH dung that cometh out of man, in their sight. And the Lord said, Even thus shall the children of Israel EAT their DEFILED bread among the Gentiles…Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, my soul hath not been POLLUTED: for from my youth up till even now have I not EATEN of that which dieth of itself, or is torn to pieces; neither came there ABOMINABLE FLESH INTO MY MOUTH.”
The bread could not be “defiled” if the dung was used as fuel, moreover if it was a common practice by Jews to use dung as “fuel.” The bread could only be “defiled” and an “abomination” to eat if it was mixed with human dung.
Clearly, itwas meant for Ezekiel to eat the human “dung” which to him was an “abomination” whereupon God substituted “cow’s dung”instead: “Then he (God) said to me, Lo, I give thee cow’s dung FOR MAN’S DUNG, and thou shalt PREPARE THY BREAD THEREWITH”–(Eze 4:15).
-God howls and walks naked: “I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owl,”–(Micah 1:8);
-(Whether literal or figurative God will expose nakedness and pelt feces): “I will discover thy skirts upon thy face (i.e. lift your skirts to your face), and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock” –(Nahum 3:5-6);
-God “will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces”–(Malachi 2:2-3);
-to stone to death the blasphemer, the apostates the married damsel without the “token of virginity,” and the virginal damsel who lies with a man other than her “betrothed,” and the adulteress–(Lev. 24:11-16, 23; Deut; 13:5-16; 17:2-5; Deut. 22:20-21; 22:23-24; John 8:3-5);
-to put the witch to death, one who curses his father or mother, the adulterer, homosexuals, and the man who commits bestiality –(Ex. 22:18; Lev. 20:9; 10-12; Deut. 22:22; Lev. 20:13; 15-16);
-torching both, a man who takes a “wife and her mother”–(Lev. 20:14);
-sends to earth a “sword” and “fire” and “division” instead of “peace”–(Matt. 10:34; Luke 12:49, 51);
-to slaughter enemies opposed to rule–(Luke 19:27); to condemn those who do not share your views as being “against you” (and a person can be neutral)–(Matt. 12:30. If these two statements of Jesus–Luke 19:27 and matt. 12:30–were to be implemented some eighty percent of the world would be slain);
-loading dumb, innocent swine with devils causing them to drown, and the owners loss of property and finance–(Matt. 8:28-33. Wonder what the SPCA would say about this cruelty);
-to hate family circle: “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple”–(Luke 14:26);
-to view non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine”–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26);
-to speak in parables so non-Jews would not understand and be forgiven: Jesus explains to his disciples why he speaks in parables, “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins be forgiven them”–(Mark 4:9-12);
-men and women to remain in their marriage regardless of how loveless and miserable or risk being guilty of “adultery;” and the divorced woman to wilt her (youthful and beautiful) self in single-hood or her new husband is charged with “adultery”–(Matt. 5:32; Luke 16:18);
-servants to obey their masters “with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart as unto Christ;” and to “obey (them) in all things” “not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God” (wonder what the master will do if the servant is an atheist; and as servants are to obey their masters as “unto Christ,” and as only Christians honor Christ as God/son of God then Christians are to bondage their fellow Christians–Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22);
-man was not created for the woman but that woman was created for the man–(1 Cor. 11:9);
-woman is an object for sex: “It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let everyman have his own wife”–(1 Cor 7:1-2);
-woman is the transgressor: “And Adam was not deceived but the woman being deceived was in the transgression–(1 Tim. 2:14. Allah tells us that both Adam and Eve were deceived; and that they were forgiven–Qur’an 2:36-37; 7:20-22);
-man is the glory of God but woman is the glory of man–(1 Cor. 11:7-8);
-wives must submit to their husbands, and reverence their husbands as they reverence God “in every thing” –(Ephesians 5:22-23, 33);
-wives are to learn in silence and subjection, and to not “usurp authority over the man”–(1 Tim. 2:11-12); woman is the “defiler” of man–(Revelation 7:4-8; 14:3-4).
Is this what you and Jews and Christians are clamoring to enthrone above the Qur’an/Islam? Would you teach this to your children; would you give your children (of any age) this to read? (What are these doing to the minds of children?).
The Muslim official who withdrew the book/Qur’an from “the Los Angeles United School District” needs to upgrade/broaden his theological skills. He should take the book/Qur’an back now; with a print-out of the above!
There is no contradiction in the Qur’an! There is only a lack of meditating on its verses–(Qur’an 4:82). And there is no abrogation in the Qur’an. Allāh, God, calls on us to believe in Him through reason–(Qur’an 16:125; Isaiah 1:8); not through blind faith, mystery, magic, or miracles. Reason is the door to God!
Even if the charges against the Qur’an were proved, yet this would not make Jesus God, Trinity, vicarious atoner, mankind inherited sin from Adam, or make Jesus son of God –son of God is only an epithet of honor: “the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David….I will be his father, and he shall be my son”–(2 Samuel 7:4, 5, 14). The Bible is pregnant with sons and daughters of God: Adam is son of God–(Luke 3:38); Solomon is son of God–(1 Chron. 28:6); David is begotten son of God–(Psalm 2:7); Israel is son of God, even His “firstborn”–(Ex. 4:22); All the sons of God shouted for joy–(Job 38:7); Ephraim is “firstborn” of God–(Jer. 31:9); Children of Israel are sons of God–(Hosea 1:10); Righteous are sons of God–(Romans 8:14; 1 John 3:1-2); seems Satan also is son of God–(Job 1:6); Even peacemakers, which would include atheists are “children of God”–(Matt. 5:9).
Even if the charges against the Qur’an were proved; yet this would not make Christianity superior to Islam. Yet, instead of learning about their religion and applying “reason” as Divinely required, Muslims, give ear to Christians who are yet wandering in darkness and misunderstanding” and following them into Hell. If God had created man to live forever in happiness but that death and suffering came because Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, and God sent the “perfect” Jesus to “die” for this sin committed by Adam and Eve so that man would be free from it, then mankind, or at least those who accept Christ as vicarious atoner, should not die but live forever. But we have “baptized” Christians of all colors and stripes and sexes also dying. Which will include Father Zakaria Botros.
Rather than try to find non-existent faults with the Qur’an, Father Zakaria Botros is to lament over the gross absurdities he is following. Father Zakaria Botros (and all Christians) need to unwrap the shroud of blind faith from his mind and let in the light of “reason” and “truth” as required by his God and “son of God”–(Isaiah 1:18; John 8:32). Blind faith may be blissful but it is no passport to paradise!
(42). SOH. (About his conversion to Christianity, he wrote to his father): “I sent him a six-page letter. I told him how important it was for him to discover the real nature of the God he always loved but never known. (p. 244).
Response: Muslims know not only the “real nature” of God, but also the “real nature” of Jesus. Jesus is a messenger of Allāh, God, sent to the Children of Israel–(Qur’an 3:48; 43:59; 61:6. Matt. 10:5-6; 15: 24; 19:28. Luke 19:10; 22:28-30; John 17:9). Muslims know who God, is: Allāh, is the Lord of the worlds, the Beneficent, the Merciful; The One and Only; the Eternal; Absolute; Who having no consort begets not; Who being the First and Creator of all and could not have a mother is not begotten; of Whom there is none like unto Him; the God Who is the most Loving, Merciful, Compassionate, and Forgiving; Who forgives sins without the need for human blood sacrifice as “satisfaction;” the God Who invites us to forgive us our sins; and the God Who does not incarnate–(Qur’an 1:1-2; 112:1-4; 6:12, 54; 7: 156; 39:53; 14: 10; 42:51).
Contrastingly, after two thousand years since Jesus’ arrival and departure, Christians are still groping in the field of “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who God is and as to who Jesus is. In fact, Christians do not know what Jesus’ mission was. Whereas some Christians hold that Jesus is God, Jehovah’s Witnesses say he is only son of God. Whose belief is right? Whereas some say Christ died for inherited sin, Mormons say he died for committed sin. Whose belief is true? Whereas some believe Jesus was killed, buried, and raised, “some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that some one 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.”30 (And as these were closer to Jesus in time, it is expected they would have a more accurate account of Jesus than present day Christians).
Christians do not know whether Jesus is God, son of God or prophet of God –claiming that Jesus was the prophet like Moses–(Deut. 18:15, 18-19). Christians are also divided as to whether Jesus’ birth was “virginal” or “mechanical.”
Whereas the Qur’an is in its pristine purity, the Bible has been “tampered” with, a fact admitted to by Christians themselves.
As already stated. the cardinal doctrines of a religion are to be clearly expressed, as they mark the line between heaven and hell. Whereas the cardinal doctrines of Islam –Unity of God and Messengership of Mohammad, Prayer, Charity, Fasting and Hajj– are clearly expressed in the Qur’an and explained by the Traditions of the Prophet Mohammad; the cardinal doctrines of Christianity –divinity of Jesus: God, son of God; Trinity; inherited sin; and vicarious atonement– are not clearly expressed in the Bible, nor explained by Jesus. There is no place in the Bible where Jesus says“I am God,” “I am one in a Trinity with God,” “I am the literal son of God” (as begetting requires the union of ovum and sperm), “man inherited sin from Adam,” “I came to die for the sins of the world.” Such beliefs are assumed, and propagated as Divine truth.
Whereas Muslims know the name of God is Allāh; Christians do not know the name of their God: Jehovah is not a scriptural name of God. As Ahmed Deedat points out, there is no “J” in the Hebrew alphabet. It is said that Jews refrained from articulating the name of God because it was too Holy (though the Word of God, the Torah, did not seem Holy enough for them to not alter it, shown later) thus they referred to God as YHWH. The name “Jehovah” was coined from this Hebrew formula YHWH–which would give Yehowah, Yahowah, or Yahweh, etc. but by no stretch of the English language can it produce Je-ho-Vah.
Christian’s transgression does not end with their juggling God’s Scripture and Name etc; in his book Is the Bible God’s Word? Ahmed Deedat has exposed that whereas the terms “Virgin” of Isaiah 7:14, “begotten” in John 3:16, and “Trinity” in 1John 5:7, have been “unceremoniously excised” from English Bibles, they are retained in the Bible’s nearly 1500 other languages. Such is the Church’s desperation to snare the innocent native into eating the “body” and drinking the mythical “blood” of Christ -SPIRITUAL CANNIBALISM. This is probably the lowest depth of spiritual depravity.
Another brazen forgery in the Bible is in Mark 10:17-18 where Jesus rebuked a man for addressing him as “Good Master;” Jesus said: “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.” Muhammad Ali exposes in his The Religion of Islam: “Commenting on the well-known confession of Christ, “Why callest thou me good, (Mk. 10:18) Dummelow says that in the Revised Version of Matthew, Christ’s reply is, “Why askest thou me concerning that which is good”; and adds: “The author of Matthew ….altered the text slightly, to prevent the reader from supposing that Christ denied that He was good.” (Even their forgery is clumsy: who better is there to ask or tell “what is good” than God or the son of God).
Christians also play magician with their Book of God, noted by Deedat, expunging the “ascension” of Jesus–(Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51) from the Bible then reinserting it: (the verses of Matthew and Mark speaking of the Trinity and of Jesus giving instructions to teach the Gospel to all nations are “forgeries”).
And these are they who, likely, would scramble to Jesus on the Day of Judgment (when all people will be called with their respective leaders–Qur’an 17:71–to be witness as to his instruct-ions to them, and they will be seeking their leaders intercession before Allāh); Jesus stated it eloquently and unambiguously: “Many will say to me in that day,* Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity”–(Matt. 7:22-23).
*(This day that Jesus spoke of is the Day of Judgment, when people will brought with their prophets before Allāh, God, in witness against their people: “And We shall draw forth from among every nation a witness and say: Bring your proof. Then shall they know that the Truth is Allāh’s and that which they forged will fail them”–(Qur’an 28:75; also 16:84, 89). And on this Day even our limbs and skin will give evidence against us–(Qur’an 24:24; 36:65: 41:19-23); even a stone will bear witness–(Genesis 31:48-52; Joshua 24:27).
Which words of Jesus finds consonance in the Qur’an 5:116-117: “And when Allāh will say: O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, Take me and my mother for two gods besides Allāh? He will say: Glory be to Thee! it was not for me to say what I had no right to (say)…I said to them nothing save as Thou didst command me: Serve Allāh, my Lord and your Lord–(see Mark 12:29); and I was a witness of them so long as I was among them, but when Thou dist cause me to die Thou wast the Watcher over them. And Thou art Witness of all things.”
“God’s anger is revealed from heaven
against all the sin and evil of the people
whose evil ways prevent the truth
from being known”
“Let them bear, on the Day of Judgment,
their own burdens in full, And also (part)
of the burdens of those without knowledge,
whom they misled.
Alas, how grievous the burdens they will bear”
(43). SOH. “It is my greatest hope that, in telling my own story, I will show my own people–(Palestinian followers of Islam who have been used by corrupt regimes for hundreds of years –that the truth can set them free.” (Sadly, you have given up this “truth” and bondage your soul to Falsehood, evil, intolerance, and backwardness). “My story holds a message for Christians too…we must love people –on all sides of the world –unconditionally. If we are going to represent Jesus to the world, we have to live his message of love. (What message of love? As shown, Jesus’ “love is a myth.” Jesus loved his people, Jews! If Jesus’ message, as documented in the Gospels, is lived some eighty percent of the world would be slaughtered). If we want to follow Jesus, we must also expect to be persecuted. (p. 247).
Response: That “we must love people –on all sides of the world– unconditionally.”
You can tell the Jewish survivors of the holocaust and the families of the victims and to uncle Simon Wiesenthal they are to have “unconditional” “love” for Hitler and all those who helped in frying them; you can tell America that she is to have “unconditional” “love” for al-Qaeda and the Talibans and Timothy Mc Veigh and all the Sons’ of Sam and the murderers and other “dead weight” of her society; you can tell the “Christian” powers of Europe and the world about your (not Jesus’) “unconditional” love. They would have attained the goal of beating their “swords into plowshares”–(Micah 4:3). And all good people can then die from the stupidity of blind “unconditional” love of enemies; leaving the criminals to reign supreme and singing hallelujah to kingdom-come.
That those who follow Jesus “must also expect to be persecuted.” As the Gospels show, and as history attests, those who follow Jesus ARE THE PERSECUTORS of others: “He that is not with me is against me;” “Those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me” -Matthew 12:30; Luke 19:27). These two statements of “Christianity” gave birth to the murderous Crusades and saw every country of the world soaked with blood in the name of Jesus Christ. (See CRUEL AND USUAL PUNISHMENT-NONIE DARWISH).
Given that as a teenager you were arrested, beaten, tortured, and imprisoned; one can sympathize with you, in trying to escape such brutality and inhumanity, by consenting to spy for the “enemy” on your people.
But you could have given them useless or no information or information of no significant value. And you had the benefit of doing this; the excuse being that as an ex-“Israeli” prisoner you are suspect of being a spy and not allowed access to privileged information.
But you chose to betray your people. For this you have no sympathy. You were an investment of the “enemy” whose dividend was the blood of your brothers.
Flatly, you are a traitor. The worst kind. You not only betrayed a people; you betrayed a people dispossessed, occupied, abused! A people fearless, forbearing, fortitudinous against ferocious, formidable foes.
Now that you are Christ-like, instead of hiding in America, the dignified approach would be to deliver yourself like a “lamb” to those you betrayed and bear your cross. Though I would wish they would not exact your blood –loathsome as it is. But rather follow the Prophet Mohammad’s –creation’s greatest exemplar of– mercy, forgiveness and “love of enemies” and forgive you. Though you should be banished.
(44). “I was a prisoner of the Israelis when my eyes were opened to the fact that the Palestinian people were as oppressed by their own leaders as they were by Israel.” (Is this a justification for them being oppressed by “Israel?” And what has this oppression by the Palestinian leaders had to with Islam–does Islam/Allāh sanctions oppression? Critics of Islam need to learn to differentiate between Islam and the un-Islamic behavior of Muslims). “I was a devout follower of a religion that required strict adherence to rigid regulations in order to please the God of the Qur’an and get into heaven.” (Don’t you still want to please God and get into heaven: isn’t this the objective of so-called followers of Christ? You may have been a “devout” Muslim but certainly not an educated or intelligent one. Perhaps the situation in which you were born did not afford you access to knowledge. But if you had applied reason, as the Divine requires Qur’an 16:125; Isaiah 1:118; –and the utility of reason is not dependent upon any external aid– you, undoubtedly would have ascertained that as God is One and only He is to be worshipped there could be no Trinity–(Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29-30; Matt. 4:10); that as God is eternal –and needs no one to succeed Him– and as “begotten” requires the function of sex and as Mary was not the consort of God then Jesus could not be son of God; that as sin is not a physical or biological factor –but is a defect in the soul acquired through committing an unGodly act– then man cannot inherit sin from Adam or any other–(Deut. 33:27); and that as there was no inherited sin then there was no crucifixion for sins. And as you have read the Bible to the point of wearing its pages you must know that as God is “Just,” “gracious and merciful” and desires “mercy and not sacrifice,” that no one shall die for the sins of another you–(Deut. 16:18-19; Ex. 34:6; Hosea 6:6; Matt. 9:13; John; Deut; 24:16; Ezek; 18:20. 2 Chron. 25:4; Gal. 6:4-7. See also Matt. 12:36-37; Romans 14:12)– you would have concluded Trinity, Divine sonship of Jesus; inherited sin; and vicarious atonement –which was not taught by God or Jesus– have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation; and are repugnant to reason. Man does not follow “rigid regulations” to please God, but for his own benefit: God needs nothing from us). “I was born and raised in a religious environment that insisted salvation was all about works. (Where does the Qur’an tell you that salvation is all about “works” or all about faith only?). I have a lot to unlearn to make room for the truth.” (There is no “truth” on that you have embarked upon). “Like many other followers of Christ, (correctly, followers of the Church/Paul, not of Christ), I have repented of my sins, and I know that Jesus is the Son of God who became a man, died for our sins, rose from the dead, and is seated at the right of the Father.(As noted, like several others, Jesus was only “called” son of God–Luke 1:32. Never mind that the Bible itself has shown that “Son of God” is only a term of honor and that no one can die for the sins of another; that Jesus himself has declared that he did not die and thus not resurrected, and that Jesus “seated at the right hand of the Father” is a “forgery” in the Bible, and of which “forgery” Christians are aware). I have been baptized. Yet I feel I am barely inside the gate of the Kingdom of God.” (You are not! You are inside the dungeon of Satan, and by Jesus’ own mouth, that blasphemers against God are destined to Hell). “So…. Instead of looking at me as a spiritual trophy, pray for me, that I will grow in my faith and that I won’t step on too many toes as I learn to dance with the Bridegroom.” (Never mind the “many toes;” you’ve stepped on the “toes” of the “Bridegroom. You have ascribed to him and God doctrines for which they gave no authority). (pp. 249, 250).
Response: Jesus says to his followers: “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (from Falsehood)–(John 8:31-32).
It is rather strange that Jesus should make such a statement if he had given his followers “truth.” If Jesus had given his followers “truth” what other “truth” was he telling them to “seek”?
As prophet of God it is without doubt that Jesus gave his people the Divine truth he was entrusted to give –though he did not give “all truth” as he admitted: expecting the Comforter to give (and which Comforter as proven several times over is the Prophet Mohammad)–(John 14:16; 15:26; 16:7, 13).
Jesus must have known that his teachings would be corrupted after he was gone. This must be the reason he cautioned his (present and future) followers to “seek truth” from the falsehood that would be propagated under his name. And, as already noted, to forewarn them that: “Many will say to me in that day Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity”–(Matt. 7:22-23).
Which words of Jesus finds consonance in the Qur’an 5:116-117, “And when Allāh will say: O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, Take me and my mother for two gods besides Allāh? He will say: Glory be to Thee! It was not for me to say what I had no right to say…I said to them naught save as Thou didst command me: Serve Allāh, my Lord and your Lord (comp. Mark 12:29); and I was a witness of them so long as I was among them, but when Thou didst cause me to die Thou wast the Watcher over them. And Thou art witness of all things.”
And one of the worst of sins is to teach falsehood in the name of God (and His prophets, as they teach only what God instructs them): “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation”–(Mark 3:29. Ignorance is no excuse. God calls to reason–Isaiah 1:18; a doctrine that goes against reason could not be Divine. And Jesus commands the seeking of truth. Blind faith is no passport to Paradise).
Jesus says “he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation” (Mark 3:29). And to follow and teach doctrines –such as Trinity, Divine Sonship of Jesus, inherited sin and vicarious atonement– of which God gave no authority, is blasphemy. In fact, these doctrines –reducing God to the level of humans; making him unjust and complicit in murder– are blasphemy of the highest order!
SOH that “I was born and raised in a religious environment that insisted salvation was all about works.”
Allāh God tells us in His Qur’an 2:177 that righteousness is a combination of faith and good works. And this is precisely what Jesus taught–that righteousness is based on both faith and works– “Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart…”–(Mark 12:29-30); “Let your light so shine before men, that they might see your good works”–(Matt. 5:16); “For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven”–Matt. 5:20); “if thou wilt enter into life keep the commandments…” –(Matt. 19:16-19); “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you ob-serve, that observe and do” (and the scribes and Pharisees do not teach Trinity, Divine sonship of God, inherited sin, and vicarious atonement)–(Matt. 23:2); and “Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill”–(Matt. 5:17). Whereas Jesus upheld the law, Paul deprecates the law–(Galatians 2:16).
So who are you going to follow Allāh, God, and Jesus or Paul?
Whereas Allāh, God, revealed, and Jesus confirmed, that Jesus was not killed/crucified, it was Paul who taught crucifixion and resurrection; Paul forged his own gospel: “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel”–(2 Tim. 2:8; Gal. 1:6. Not according to the God’s Gospel! Not according to Jesus’ Gospel! but according to his gospel!) “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins”–(1 Cor. 15:17).
Paul was not certain of himself. He says flatly: “I think also that I have the Spirit of God”–(1 Cor. 7: 40. Also 1 Cor 7:6, 12); “I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful,” “For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lieunto his glory; why yet am I also judged a sinner?”–(1 Cor. 7:25; Rom. 3:7; it is not “faithfulness” to forge in the name of God and to have people glorify God through lies); and his gem: “being crafty, I caught you with guile”–(2 Cor 12:16; God calls man to belief through “reason” and truth, not through deception and “lie”: one who would propagate Godliness through “guile” and “lie” could not be apostle of Christ, much less messenger of God). The Bible also teaches that no one can die for another and that all must bear his/her own burden: “The father shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin”–(Deut; 24:16; Ezek; 18:20. 2 Chron. 25:4). “But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden ….Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”–(Gal. 6:4-7. See also Matt. 12:36-37; Romans 14:12). (Even if Jesus had died on the cross this would have been not for the redemption of sins but an answer/sign to the “adulterous” Jews who wanted to see a sign. And if Jesus had died his sign would have been unfulfilled; as he would not have been like Jonas who was alive in the whale’s body).
Who will you believe Allāh, God, and Jesus, or Paul?
Whereas Allāh, God, and Jesus taught sinless birth (as opposed to inherited sin): “Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven;” “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God”–(Matt. 18:3; Luke 18:16-17. If children inherited sin the kingdom of God would be sinful. A person born with sin is not innocent or pure); and whereas Allāh, God, and Jesus taught forgiveness and good deeds (as opposed to vicarious atonement): “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;” “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,” and to forgive “Until seventy times seven”–(Matt. 6:12, 14; 18:21-22). Whereas Allāh, God, revealed that “son of God” belief is a remnant of paganism it was Paul who introduced this doctrine to the religion of Christ – Christianity as it is taught should more rightly be called Pauliani-ty– as Muhammad Ali notes: “when St. Paul saw that the Jews would on no account accept Jesus Christ as a messenger of God, he introduced the pagan doctrine of sonship of God into the Christian religion, so that it might become more acceptable to the pagans.” St. (?)Paul, “He was considered to be a traitor to Jesus’s thought by the latter’s family and by the apostles who had stayed in Jerusalem in the circle around James. Paul created Christianity at the expense of those whom Jesus had gathered around him to spread his teachings.”31
So who are you going to follow Allāh, God, and Jesus or Paul?
Clearly, faith without works will not save anyone: the devils also believe in God–(Qur’an 59:16. James 2:19). “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone,” Abraham engaged in faith and works; the harlot, Rahab, was justified by works; “by works a man is justified and, not by faith only” “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also”–(James 2:14-26). And our works are recorded: “And I saw the dead… stand before God; and the books were opened…and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works;” and “were judged every man according to their works–(Rev. 20:12-13).
So who is telling the truth Allāh, God, and Jesus or Paul?
It all comes down to Who are you following? Jesus as he declared was only a prophet sent to minister to the Israelites and to announce the coming of another Comforter whose name is Ahmad (Mohammad), who will guide us into “all truth”–Jesus gave his people the Ten Commandments, and the Eleventh Commandment for them to follow the Comforter: “If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;” “And when Jesus, son of Mary, said: O Children of Israel, surely I am the messenger of Allāh to you, verifying that which is before me of the Torah and giving the good news of a Messenger who will come after me, his name being Ahmad. But when he came to them with clear arguments, they said: This is clear enchantment”–(John 14:15-16; Qur’an 61:6).
To love and have faith in Jesus is to follow the Prophet Mohammad. Who then are you following –Allāh, the Glorious and the High and the Lord of the worlds and His noble messenger, Jesus; or Paul, a self-admitted liar; the man who believed he heard Jesus’ “voice,” forged his own gospel, lured people through “craft” and “guile,” grafted “paganism” onto Jesus’ head; and condemned the “law” that Jesus upheld and enjoined? (See ALLAH & JESUS OR PAUL). You are hereby given the truth:
There is no God but Allāh!
Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh!
If Son of Hamas is as clever religiously as he was an “Israeli spy” he will, while he is alive, take the grand opportunity and abandon the falsehood of Christianity and return to bending his knees to Allah. When he’s dead there is no second chance -this grand opportunity evaporates like a dewdrop in Hell-fire.
1. Ency Brit; 15th Edn; Vol; 11; Art; Judaism; p. 1018.
2. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, Introduction to the Study of theQur’an, p. 67.
3. Qur’an 17:8; comm. 1415. Muhammad Ali’s translation ofQur’an can be viewed online: www.muslim.org.
4. “as General Gur put it in May 1978, official Israeli military policy has been to attack Arab civilians en masse?” Edward Said The Question of Palestine, p. 224.
5. “Our strategy was always to provoke the Arabs and get an appropriate response so we could attack and smash them.”–Israeli General, Moshe Dayan” (And yet the Arabs are villainized). The Islamic Post, International Edition, January 2007; article Zionism, The Media, and World Control (pp. A3, 7).
6. Ismail Zayid, Palestine, A Stolen Heritage, pp. 14.
7. Noam Chomsky, Pirates And Emperors, New And Old, International Terrorism in the Real World, p. 66.
8. Ibid; pp. 46-47.
9. Taken from the Internet. Excerpted.
10. Noam Chomsky, Pirates and Emperors, Old and New, International terrorism in the Real World, pp. 66, 134.
In his book Pirates and Emperors, Old And New, International Terrorism in the Real World (p. 9) Prof. Noam Chomsky notes the loathsome, disgusting, sickening, stomach-churning treatment meted out to Arab prisoners: “These included regular exercises of humiliation, such as forcing Araboushim to urinate and excrete on one another and crawl on the ground while they call out “Long Live the State of Israel” or lick the earth; or on Holocaust day, to write numbers on their own hands “in memory of Jews in the extermination camps.”” (This, from the “only democracy” in the Middle-east; and from God’s “chosen people.” Not even the Nazi’s did this! And Arabs/ Muslims are said to be backward and barbaric! Emphasis added).
Palestine is the moral, social, historical, and spiritual heritage of Palestinians and all Muslims:
-Morally: they are the descendants of the natives.
-Socially: a country is not dissected because one sector does not wish to live with the “other”(a country forced into dividing because two races militate against each other is not the same as Jewish intent to create a state, or because they desire their own state; the Sikhs and the Gypsies of Europe should petition the UN for their respective State in India and Europe, if only to test the integrity of the UN); those who do not wish to live with the “other” must leave. If ownership to a piece of land constitutes the right to secede from the whole, or if a country is dissected because one sector does not wish to live with the “other,” or along sectist, racial, and theological lines, or for want of their own state many a country might now be standing in rumps.
-Historically: their history in Palestine predates that of Jews–Jewish sovereignty in Palestine was for a mere sixty years, two thousand years ago.
-Spiritually: as in the Bible (noted below, by Prof. Dawud). As stated, Allāh, the God of Justice and Goodness, would not take Palestine from the believing Palestinians and give it to a stiffnecked and rebellious people, most of whom are faithless, treacherous, transgressors, on whom His curse is upon, whom He has declared to subject to severe torment to the day of Resurrection, and who have lost the kingdom of God. Regarding the Palestinians/Muslims spiritual heritage of Palestine, Professor ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud–the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani–explains in his revealing book Muhammad In The Bible:
“There are three distinct points which every true believer in God must accept as truths. The first point is that Ishmael is the legitimate son of Abraham,his firstborn, and therefore his claim to birthright is quite just and legal. The second point is that the Covenant was made between God and Abraham as well as his only son Ishmael before Isaac was born. The Covenant and the institution of the Circumcision would have no value or signification unless the repeated promise contained in the divine words, “Throughout thee all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,” and especially the expression, the Seed “that shall come out from the bowels, he will inherit thee” (Gen. xv. 4). This promise was fulfilled when Ishmael was born (Gen. xvi.), and Abraham had the consolation that his chief servant Eliezer would no long-er be his heir. Consequently we must admit that Ishmael was the real and legitimate heir of Abraham’s spiritual dignity and privileges. The prerogative that “by Abraham all the generations of the earth shall be blessed,” so often repeated–though in different forms–was the heritage by birthright, and was the patrimony of Ishmael. The inheritance to which Ishmael was entitled by birth-right was not the tent in which Abraham lived or a certain camel upon which he used to ride, but to subjugate and occupy forever all the territories extending from the Nile to the Euphrates, which were inhabited by some ten different nations (Gen. xvii. 18-21). These lands have never been subdued by the descendants of Isaac, but by those of Ishmael. This is an actual and literal fulfilment of one of the conditions contained in the Covenant.
The third point is that Isaac was also born miraculously and specially blessed by the Almighty, that for his people the land of Canaan was promised and actually occupied under Joshua. ….
….The Jews have always been jealous of Ishmael because they know very well that in him the Covenant was made and with his circumcision it was concluded and sealed, and it is out of this rancour that their scribes or doctors of law have corrupted and interpolated many passages in their Scriptures. To efface the name “Ishmael” from the second, sixth, and seventh verses of the twenty-second chapter of the Book of Genesis and to insert in its place “Isaac,” and to leave the descriptive epithet “thy only begotten son” is to deny the existence of the former and to violate the Covenant made between God and Ishmael. It is expressly said in this chapter by God: “Because thou didst not spare thy only begotten son, I will increase and multiply thy posterity like the stars and the sands on the seashore,” which word “multiply” was used by the Angel to Hagar in the wilderness: I will multiply thy offspring to an innumerable multitude, and that Ishmael “shall become a fruitful man” (Gen. xvi. 12. It is Muslims whose numbers are “like the stars and the sands on the seashore”–(Gen. 22:17). Now the Christians have translated the same Hebrew word, which means “fruitful” or “plentiful” from the verb para–identical with the Arabic wefera–in their versions “a wild ass”! Is it not a shame and impiety to call Ishmael “a wild ass” whom God styles “Fruitful” or “Plentiful”?” (pp. 30-32. Emphasis/color added). Man can alter Scripture; man cannot alter decree of God.
(That Ishmael, and not Isaac, was the son Abraham offered in his intended sacrifice is also borne out by Allāh, God, in His Qur’an: Abraham prayed for an heir and is given a son; then he had a vision about him sacrificing this son–(Qur’an 37:100-111), and AFTERWARDSAbraham was promised Isaac as stated in verses 112-113:
“And We gave him the good news of ISAAC, a prophet, a righteous one. And We blessed him (Abraham) and Isaac.” Allāh blessing Abraham as Muhammad Ali explains: “Abraham and Isaac are spoken of distinctly to show that by blessing Abraham is here meant blessing his descendants through Ishmael.” Muslims who say that the Qur’an is not clear about which son was the intended sacrifice are to study the Qur’an carefully).
12. Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam, verse III, p. 39.
13. Ali, Yusuf, Qur’anic comm. 5958.
14. Ali, Muhammad, Qur’anic comm. #1731. Also see Qur’an 80:18-22; 23:99-100, and Yusuf Ali commentaries on these verses).
15 The Man Who Changed The World, pub; The Watch Tower, April 1, 2010; p. 31.
God making covenant with Jews is noted in various places in the Bible and the Qur’an as noted by Muhammad Ali: in the Bible, Exodus 19:17; Numbers 25:8-9; Deut. 28:64-65; Ezek. 22:8-15; and in the Qur’an 2:63-66, 83-84, 93, 100; 4:154-155; 5:13-14; 7:169; 20:86. See Muhammad Ali’s commentary on Qur’an chapter 2 verses 61, 63, 65 and 66 his translation can be viewed online: www.muslim.org
17. Muhammad Husayn Haykal, The Life Of Muhammad, p. 207.
M. H. H. recounting the Jewish relation with the Prophet notes: “We have already seen how upon Muhammad’s arrival at Madinah, the Jews hoped to bring him into alliance with them and how, after befriending him and pledging to honor his freedom to practice and preach the new religion, they had begun to oppose and plot against him. In fact, no sooner had Muhammad settled down and the prospects of Islam had begun to improve, than the Jews, for their part, began their undeclared war against him. Their opposition and hostility were never open. Above all, they feared lest any harm might befall their trade; and, although they had fanned and fueled the fires of civil war in the past, they adeptly avoided every possible involvement. Henceforth, their covenant with Muhammad prevented them from any such open involvement; and they recoursed to every hidden way to instigate enmity and hostility between the Muhajirun (the Prophet’s followers from Makkah) and the Ansar (the Madinites) so as to revive the old hatred between al Aws and al Khazraj by reminding them of the day of Bu’ath in reciting the war poetry which had been composed on that occasion.” (pp. 206-207. Italics/“red” added).
18. Muhammad Ali, Qur’anic comm. 1252.
19. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, Open Letters to the Bishops of Salisbury & London, p. 71.
20. Toronto Star, Thursday, March 30, 2006. p. A21.
21. Toronto Star, Friday, March 31, 2006. Art. In the desert, the name of peace is hitkansut, p. A17.
22. Ency Brit. 15th Edn; Art. Herod Agrippa I, Vol, V, p.3).
The view that Muslim religious freedom in the West is due to Christian tolerance is a grand illusion. This tolerance is the result of the disempowerment of the Church and the empowerment of secularism –Europe may be the offspring of Christianity but she is not an adherent of the Church. The Church has always been an enemy to knowledge and to the “Other.” Her history is testimony to this –from the slaughter and forced conversion in the Holy Land and Spain to the Americas; and on the intellectual front, the panoramic pen of Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din (Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, responding to the Bishops Of Salisbury & London in the early 1900’s):
“It is all very well for your missionaries to point to the great charitable institutions, hospitals, schools, etc., for suffering humanity run on Christian lines. “But one fails to see why these charitable institutions should be ascribed to a religion which could not give birth to them for more than seventeen hundred years. They are the growth of modern culture and owe their origin to quite different external causes, the greatest among them being Islam in Spain. Islam speaks highly of these charities in its teachings, and brought them into existence in all Muslim countries within two centuries after its birth. Islam can claim superiority to modern culture in one respect–Muslim Universities opened their doors at Baghdad in the days of Nizam-ul-Mulk, and in Granada in the days of Abdul Rahman to students without distinction of caste, colour or creed, where they were looked after, boarded and lodged at the public expense.”a
….the greatest opposition that the rise of culture received in the West, at each stage, came from the Church camp. Perhaps you will say that it was an outcome of the mediaeval savagery and ignorance. But such is not the case. The teaching of the Bible, I am afraid fanned the fires of opposition. The Church saw the justification of their hostility to science in the sacred writ.
The Christians, who were the inheritors of the civilization of the ancients, pace the teachings of Holy Writ, not only did not continue the researches of their predecessors, but destroyed them, so that, as Draper points out in his book, A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe,b nearly two thousand years had to intervene between Archimedes and Newton, nearly seventeen hundred years between Hipparchus and Kepler, nearly twenty centuries between Hero, whose steam-engine revolved in the Serapion, and James Watt who revolutionized the industry of the world. What a fearful blank!
Dogmatized Christianity placed an embargo on freedom of thought. The Church destroyed all that it believed it could not turn to its own advantage. History can multiply in support of this characteristic of the Church, but I would content myself with quoting one–the destruction of the invaluable library of Serapis, at Alexandria in 389, by the Archbishop Theophilus of Alexandria. Gibbon says, in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empirec: “The valuable library of Alexandria was pillaged and destroyed, and nearly twenty years afterwards the appearance of empty shelves excited the indignation of every spectator whose mind was not totally darkened by religious prejudice.”
Exaggerated miracles and superstitions–those mental cankers–together with persecution and suppression, represented the sum total of what was offered as a substitute for the learning and scholarship of the ancients –and full one thousand years had to pass before Europe once more attempted to scale the same heights from which mankind had been pushed back down into the deepest abyss of mental depravity.
Instead of turning the mind of the people towards intellectual development and thought, the Church –the pious intolerance of the Church– on the contrary, penned it in, within very close, narrow boundaries, to transgress which was nothing less than a sacrilegious crime against the sanctity and holiness of the words of Holy Writ, which was regarded as infallible, and everything spoken against it as tantamount to heresy.
Now let us search the pages of Holy Writ and we would see that it is in them that lie embedded the baneful seeds of pious persecution, of the branding of learning as magic to be punished like treason, of a justification for sending Galileo to prison, Bruno to the stake, and of the murder of Hypatia, the renowned commentator on Plato.
Neither the theory of evolution, nor geography, nor geometry, nor mathematics, nor astronomy, nor the science of education–in fact, nothing that could be classed as knowledge and which we in the twentieth century are proud of–escaped the ravaging hands of the Fathers of the Church, who found a fertile field for persecution in the words of Holy Writ.
There are two conflicting descriptions of the Creation as contained in the first and second chapters of Genesis, and they have led some to believe in the six-day theory, and others in the instantaneous idea. Luther declared, “the world, with all creatures, was created in six days,” but he also believed that it was done in an instantaneous way. Calvin preached the six-day idea. The Church presented the Bible as infallible, and all ideas regarded as against the cosmogony of the Bible were punished severely. A certain Vanini had the misfortune to believe in the theory of evolution. He was at once branded as atheist; and on the evidence of De Francon, the Judge de Catel in the tribunal of Toulouse, found Vanini guilty and sentenced him to have his tongue torn out from his mouth and to be burnt alive. …..
The spheroidicity of the earth is denied by the Bible. There are many passages which uphold the geocentric theory, i.e. that the earth is the centre of the solar system and that the sun and the stars revolve around it.
“The world also shall be stable, that it be not moved” (1 Chron. 16:30).
“Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever” (Psalm 104).
“And after these things, I saw four angels, standing on the four corners of the earth” (Rev. 7:1).
“The Devil taketh him (Christ) up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world” (Matt. 4:8).
The Christian Fathers taught that Jerusalem was the centre of the world, and quoted Ezekiel 5:5, which reads: “Thus saith the Lord God: This is Jerusalem, I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.”
“St. Paul taught that the Gospel had been preached to all nations, and that, therefore, there were no more nations to be discovered. This teaching discouraged any attempt at geographical investigation and the finding of new continents. It was to the Muslim universities in Spain that Columbus learned that the earth was spheroid, for one of the Muslim educational appliances was the globe. Columbus was convinced of the spheroidicity of the earth, but the Bishop of Ceuta showed him his error by quoting from the Bible, and a Bull was issued by Pope Alexander VI, in 1493, to the same effect, but he was not deterred from his aim. The idea that there were people on the opposite side of the earth had long before been taught by Cicero and Pliny, and believed by many in Greece and Rome, but when it was taught in Christendom, it was met with the severest criticism. Lactantius, speaking with reference to the heretical doctrine of the globular form of the earth, said: “Is there anyone so senseless as to believe that the crops and the trees on the other side of the earth hand downward and that men have their feet lighter than their heads? If you ask them how they defend these monstrosities, how things do not fall away from the earth on that side, they reply, The nature of things is such that heavy bodies tend towards the centre, like the spokes of a wheel, while light bodies, such as clouds, smoke and fire, tend from the centre, to the heavens, on all sides. Now, I am at a loss what to say of those, who, when they have once gone wrong, steadily persevere in their folly and defend one absurd opinion by another.”
St. Augustine quoted the Scriptures to prove that there could be no Antipodes. He said that the Almighty would not allow men to live on the opposite side of the earth because they would not be able to see Christ at his second coming. He said, “Scripture speaks of no such descendants of Adam.” He quotes the 19th Psalm and St. Paul’s saying that Gospel has been carried “to the ends of the world,” and contended that as the teachers had not gone to the opposite sides of the earth, there was no such place. He quotes Job 26:11 about “the pillars of heaven” in support of his argument.
The new ideas were denounced as “empty and false.” “The miserable fiction of Eusebius had subverted the chronology of Manetho and Eratosthenes, the geometry of Euclid and Appolonius was held to be of no use, the geography of Ptolemy a blunder. …” (Draper). In 1316 an Italian physician, named Peter of Abano, was called to account for the new heresy of the spheroidicity of the earth by the Inquisition; he fortunately escaped the torture by the intervention of a natural death. Cecco d’Ascoli, a noted astronomer, was compelled to vacate his professional chair at Bologna, and was burned alive at Florence, 1327.
Cosmas said: “The earth is a parallelogram, flat and surrounded by four great seas. At the edges of these seas rise immense walls, closing in the whole structure. These walls support the vault of the heavens, whose edges are cemented to the walls; walls and vault shut in the earth and all the heavenly bodies.” He supports his description by many passages from Holy Writ, e.g. “It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,…that stretcheth out the heavens like a curtain, and spreadeth them out like a tent to dwell in” (Isaiah 40:22).
Passages in the Bible, as, “The earth standeth fast for ever,” “Sun, stand thou still upon Gideon, and thou moon, in the valley of Ajalen,” made the Fathers of the Church uphold that the earth was in the centre of the solar system. Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher (580-500 B.C.), taught what is known as the heliocentric sys-tem of astronomy. His system placed the sun in the centre and around it in circular orbits the planets revolved in the following order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. Philolaus and Aristarchus followed with the same theory, but it was not heard of again till the fifth century A.D. when Martianus Capella resuscitated it. Then it disappeared for another thousand years, till it was rediscovered and established by Nicholas Copernicus. Its sporadic appearance and disappearance as due to no other cause but Holy Writ. Copernicus’s book, The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies (The Qur’an 21:33; 36:40 inform us about this truth in the 7th century), was first published in 1543, when the author was on his deathbed. The great astronomer had not dared to publish it for thirty solid years, for the bloodthirsty vengeance of the Church loomed large before his eyes. He sent it to a friend, Osiander, who wrote a soporific preface to the book, whereby he sought to camouflage the views of the author by saying that they were to be taken rather as fiction than as fact. The book, when published, was placed in the feeble hands of the astronomer, who smiled and died in peace. But in spite of the lulling precautions taken by Osiander, it was seized and condemned and excited furious comments. Fromundus, from the Cathedral of Antwerp, said: The Copernican theory cannot be true, because the wind would constantly blow from the east; we should with great difficulty hear sounds against such a wind; buildings and the earth itself would fly off with such a motion.” Martin Luther wrote: “People gave ear to an upstart astrologer, who tried to show that the earth revolves, not the heavens, or the firmament, the sun and the sun….this fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy, but Sacred Scripture tells us that Joshua commanded the sun to stand and not the earth.” Calvin was equally loud in his denunciation of the Copernican theory.
Among the many poor victims of the Church, who took up the Copernican theory and advanced it, was Giordano Bruno. He was hunted from country to country. From Italy, his native land, to Switzerland, France, England, Germany, his persecutors ever on his trail. Upon his return to Venice, he was apprehended, and imprisoned in the Piombo for six years. During his travels, he had delivered lectures in England and written many books, and had criticized the teachings of the Bible. He said: “The Bible teaches that the earth is a flat surface supported by pillars; that the sky is a firmament –the floor of heaven. But the truth is that the universe is infinite, and that it is filled with self-luminous and opaque worlds, many of them inhabited; (Allāh says there are beings in the earth as well as in the heavens–Qur’an 19:93-95; 42:29);that there is nothing above and around us but space and stars.” Bruno was transferred from Venice to Rome on the demand of the spiritual authorities and handed over to Cardinal San Severino. He was arraigned before sixteen cardinals, who put him several questions and demanded a recantation. Bruno replied, “I neither ought nor wish to recant.” They tried to exact a recantation through torture, but they failed, for mental strength cannot be broken by material weapons. They declared this magnificent character to be an “impenitent and obstinate heretic” and sentenced him to death in 1600 by a fire made slow, to increase the torture. How time has mocked at the Church is shown by a splendid statue of Bruno, unveiled by the Rationalists in 1899, on the very spot where he was burned alive.
Galileo Galilei, who adorns the list of the Church victims, was another well-known martyr to the cause of science. His crime was that he had demonstrated the truth of the Copernican theory. The Church was set, also, against mathematics, and had denounced the geometry of Euclid. Caccini was promoted by the Church for his brilliant denunciation of geometry and Mathematics, such as “geometry is of the devil” and “mathematicians should be banished as the authors of heresies.” Pope Paul V, fortified by his archbishops and cardinals, condemned Galileo and his teachings. They said: “If there are other planets, since God makes nothing in vain, they must be inhabited; but how can their inhabitants be descended from Adam? How can they trace back their origin to Noah’s ark, and how can they have been redeemed by the Saviour?” (As noted above, Allāh says there are beings in the earth as well as in the heavens–Qur’an 19:93-95; 42:29).
Galileo was summoned to Rome by Pope Paul V in 1616, where he tried to convince them by requesting the Fathers of the Church to look through the little telescope which he had invented. Many declined, and those who did “denounced the satellites as illusions of the devil.” Father Clavius declared that “to see the satellites of Jupiter, men had to make an instrument which would create them.” Another bold statement made by Galileo was that the moon shines by reflected light. (Allāh tells us this in Qur’an 91:1-2; 25:61; 71:15-16). The wrath of the Church knew no bounds, for this statement of his contradicted the “truth” of Genesis that the moon ‘is a great light.” He was tried by the Holy Inquisition and his opinions condemned. In defence Galileo said that the Bible was not intended to serve as a book science. But it seems this is what they wanted the Bible to pass for. And should we blame them for this, in view of the fact that they did nothing else but give their due to the infallible words of Holy Writ? Pope Paul V issued a decree in the following words: “The doctrine of the double motion of the earth about its axis and about the sun is false and entirely contrary to Holy Scripture.” But again, in 1652, Galileo published his book, the Dialogo, thinking that the new Pope Urban VIII would be more tolerant than his predecessor, but he was just as bigoted. He placed Galileo and his book, the first edition of which had been exhausted and had found great favour with thinking minds, in the hands of the Holy Inquisition. Galileo had a friend, named Castelli, who had to forfeit his benefice for trying to save his friend Galileo. The aged Galileo as thrown into a dungeon, and forced to recant in the following words: “I, Galileo, being in my seventieth year, being a prisoner and on my knees before your Eminences, having before my eyes the Holy Gospel, which I touch with my hands, and abjure, curse and detest the error and the heresy of the movements of the earth.”
What else could the broken-hearted, aged Galileo do under the circumstances? He recalled to memory how the Church had burned Bruno alive, and that if he would not recant the same fate awaited him. What the Inquisition was he knew well!
Nevertheless the Holy Inquisition was not content with a mere recantation. It sent him into exile for the rest of his life, persecuted his friends, suppressed his writings, and went so far as to torture those, like Campanella, who had the temerity to write in defence of Galileo.
Now let us see what it was which the Church wanted the people to believe instead. Cardinal Barberi says: “Animals which move have limbs and muscles; the earth has no limbs or muscles, therefore it does not move. It is angels who make Saturn, Jupiter, the Sun, etc; turn round. If the earth revolves, it must also have a centre to set it in motion, but only devils live there; it would therefore be a devil who would impart motion to the earth.”
The Bible dabbles in anthropology as well! The Bible contains a so-called chronology, childish as it is, by which it is claimed we can trace the antiquity of man and his pedigree. The Christian Fathers were generally agreed that man had his beginning about six thousand years ago, and would not tolerate any other view but that Adam was the first man. The advancing of any other view was looked upon as a contradiction of the apparent chronology of the Bible, and its criticism a crime. When La Peyrère, about the middle of the seventeenth century, published his work, Pre-Adamites, in which he claimed that men existed before Adam, the Parliament of Paris burned his book. La Peyrère was imprisoned by the Grand Vicar of the Archdiocese of Mechlin until he retracted the statement.
(Pre-Adamites: Allāh tells us that there was a long time over man when nothing was known of him–Qur’an 76:1. And Muslim scholars are of the view that there were many Adams before our Adam. That this Adam was not the first man seems to be borne out by the fact that after Cain killed Abel, Cain is said to have gone to the land of Nod where he knew his wife who conceived–(Genesis 4:16-17). Since Cain and Abel were the only two children, and there is no mention of any other children so that Cain could be said to have taken a sister as wife, where then did Cain find this woman for wife if there were no other human beings on the earth? As noted, the verses of the Qur’an are either of basic or allegorical in meanings–Qur’an 3:6).
The pagan world of the Greeks and Romans had made a beginning in geological knowledge, but when Christianity appeared on the world’s stage all such beginnings were nipped in the bud. In the middle of the eighteenth century Buffon published the results of his studies in geology. The faculty of Sorbonne compelled him to make and publish a recantation, which ended with these words: “I abandon everything in my book respecting the formation of the earth, and generally all which may be contrary to the narration of Moses.” But a century later the tables were turned, and the power of the Church had waned in 1830, for by this time science had made so much progress, and people had begun so far to recover from the Christian blight, that Charles Lyell, the author of Antiquity of Man (1863) and Principles of Geology (1830), was not made to suffer from the Holy Inquisition.
Gregory I–who has won the attribute of the Great– distinguished himself by his rage for destruction, for his enmity towards all higher education. This “Slave of the Slaves of God” had one principle in view: “Ignorance is the mother of devotion”; and with this standpoint not only did he commit to the flames all the mathematical studies of Rome, but also burned the precious Palatine Library, which was founded by the Emperor Augustus. He destroyed the greater part of the writings of Livy; he forbade the study of the classics; he maimed and mutilated the architectural remains of the ancient days–(Draper, vol. 1, p. 357).
The schools of philosophy were closed, the last of them in 529. The renowned commentator on Plato, Hypatia, was cruelly put to death by St. Cyril, in 414, in the open market of Alexandria, Draper says: “She was assaulted by Cyril and a mob of many monks, stripped naked in the street, she was dragged into a church and killed by the club of Peter the Reader. The corpse was cut in pieces, the flesh was scraped from the bones with shells, and the remnants cast into the fire. For this frightful crime Cyril was never called to account–(Draper, vol. 1, p. 324).
The hatred of learning was such that, in the words of Draper, “every manuscript which could be seized was burnt.” Throughout the east, men in terror, destroyed the libraries for the fear that some unfortunate sentence contained in any of the books should involve them and their families in destruction.”
But to ascertain the truth of our statement, we need not go so far back. We can always expect the Church to live up to its historic past. It is in our own living memory that Francisco Ferrar was murdered in 1909, in Spain, for the sole offence that he wanted to educate the people. And the Church hated education, as it has always hated it. It is said he was stood against the prison wall, and before the shots were fired he said in a clear and fearless voice: “Aim straight, my brothers. Long live the modern school!” No regretting, no cringing, no recanting ever escaped his lips. And the fact that only very recently one of the Italian cities has decided to remove the street name of Francisco Ferrar from one of its thoroughfares, intensifies the truth of this statement that the Church is the same to-day, yesterday and for ever. The only condition is opportunity.
There is one thing that is remarkable in the history of material science in relation to Christianity and Islam. In the case of the former, as long as religion kept its hold on its adherents, Europe made no progress in any way, but when the Western mind became emancipated from canonical rule and Church thralldom, civilization came in leaps and bounds in every form. On the other hand, Islam, at its very advent, gave a tremendous impetus to science and culture. In its various departments, modern civilization owes its salient factors to Islam, but unfortunately, in modern days–notably in the last two centuries– our mundane prosperity and success began to prove too intoxicating to keep our steps sober and steady; we ceased from treading in the footprints of our ancestors, and turned our backs on Muslim principles of life.”
“The Western nations made their present progress when they liberated themselves from the hold of Church religion and began to think independently for themselves on Islamic lines.” (a- b- c)(Open Letters To The Bishops Of Salisbury & London, pp. 45-56, 147. a Three Great Prophets of the World, by Lord Headley, p. 14. b Vol, I, p. 387. c Chap. xxviii, p. 132. London (Dent’s). Emphasis/color added).
As late as 2008, the Pope is accused of being “hostile to science”–(Toronto Star, Sat; Jan; 19, 2008, p. A21). Rather than bemoan Muslim presence in Europe, Pope Benedict XVI should be singing praises to Muslims. But for Muslims “Christian” Europe would yet be waltzing around with flint tools and torches.
23A. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, The Sources of Christianity. p. 37. KK quotes from Adol, I. Ch. xxii. (Emphasis in brackets added)
23B. Christians liken the trinity to the dance, “tango.” Toronto Star, Saturday, May 26, 2007, Dancing Tango with the Trinity by Stephen Scharper, p. L10.
24. As false Christ and false prophets can show signs and wonders so much as to almost fool the leaders, as Christ said –(Matt. 24:24; Mark 13:22) Satan must be powerful enough to actually fool these leaders. And according to Christians, Satan did fool Christian leaders; in the matter of the Trinity “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and the “creed of the Church of England” states, respectively:“Early in the Christian era the Devil got in his work for the purpose of confusing men concerning these very questions. The clergy have at all times posed as the representatives of God on earth. Satan overreached the minds of these clergymen and injected into their minds doctrines, which doctrines the clergy have taught the people concerning Jesus and his sacrifice. These doctrines have brought great confusion. The apostles taught the truth, but it was not long after their death until the Devil found clergyman wise in his own conceit who thought he could teach more than the inspired apostles. “The doctrine of the trinity was first introduced into the Christian church by a clergyman of Antioch named Theophilus.”
“…The clergy have ever held to this senseless God-dishonouring doctrine….If you ask a clergyman what is meant by the trinity he says: “That is mystery.” He does not know, and no one else knows, because it is false. Never was there a more deceptive doctrine advanced than that of the trinity. It could have originated only in one mind, and that the mind of Satan the Devil.” (Abdul Haque Vidyarthi, Muhammad in World Scriptures, Vol. 1, pp. 312-313).
As Satan is bent on leading people astray from God, and as the Christian’s doctrines of Trinity, Divine sonship of God, inherited sin and vicarious atonement are unGodly doctrines, how do you know that Satan was not the one trying to keep you away from the “Israeli’s” missiles to lead you astray. Whether we call Him Ishwar, Eli or Allāh God does not lead people into falsehood!
Notably the Devil also believes in Allāh, God: “Like the devil when he says to man: Disbelieve. But when he disbelieves, he (the devil) says: I am free of thee: surely I fear Allāh, the Lord of the worlds”–(Qur’an 59:16).
25. “Paul’s style of Christianity won through definitively, and created its own collection of official texts.” Maurice Bucaille, The Bible, The Qur’an And Science, p. 53.
26. Muhummed In The Bible, p. 15. (Color added).
27. Christians liken the trinity to the dance, “tango.” Toronto Star, Saturday, May 26, 2007, Dancing Tango with the Trinity by Stephen Scharper, p. L10.
28. In Vienna, “hundreds of Jews were burned alive in 1421for refusing to convert to Christianity,” Toronto Star, Sat; Sept; 8, 2007; p. AA2; Pontiff shows…by Tracy Wilkinson.
29. Ency, Brit; Vol. X, 15th Edn; Trinity, p. 126.
30. Yusuf Ali, Qur’anic comm; # 663.
31. Maurice Bucaille, The Bible, The Qur’an And Science, p. 52.