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.
ARABS FOR “ISRAEL”
1. Nonie Darwish states in her book Now They Call Me Infidel: “Arabs have always rejected peace with Israel, using Israel as the excuse for a jihad that has now reached all corners of the globe.” (p. 217).
(This is another classic example of your ignorance or naiveté or blind patriotism. You need to read the statement by “Dov Weissglas, spokesperson for Ariel Sharon, Ha’aretz, 6 October 2004,” as noted by Ilan Pappe in his revealing book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, p. 248).
Surely, if after two thousand years Jews can come and demand Palestine based on some non-existent Divine contract, Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims have the right and can go back sixty years and drive the Jews out of Palestine.
It is easy for you to say make peace with the transgressor and occupier and usurper because it is not your home and land. Will you make peace with a mugger by giving him a portion of your wallet or will you want to whack the “bejubees” out of him and take back your full purse; and even have the rogue chucked in jail and the key tossed on mars?
At the time of Partition of Palestine Jews were 34% of the population and owned less than 6% of the land. Yet the Plan allotted Jews 56% of the land including the valuable coast-land, 42% for a Palestinian state and 1% as an international sector. What would you do should your Government forcibly squeezes you and family into forty-four percent of your house and put a homeless family of fewer members into the remaining fifty-six percent; and give this homeless people title of ownership to this fifty-six percent of yourproperty? And whereas members of your family do not have the right to come and live in your house, members of the homeless people born anywhere in the world has the right to live in your house–whereas a Jew born anywhere in the world has automatic citizenship to Palestine, a Palestinian born in Jaffa, his own country, is a refugee. This is the reality and injustice Palestinians face.
No one in the world –no King or Queen or Prince or pauper or President or Prime Minister or immigration minister or doctor or lawyer or Rabbi or Reverend or teacher or writer or doctor or lawyer or student or peasant– would accept such an ignominious scheme and not challenge it in every way open to him and her. Yet Palestinians are forced to accept the fate that no one in the world would accept.
Those who criticize and condemn the Palestinians (and their helpers) must put their dignity (if they have) where their mouths are: they must swallow this unpalatable bit of morsel the fearless and forbearing Palestinians are being force-fed for sixty-plus torturous years now –they must give half of their property to the homeless and half of their country to the natives or ethnic sector for their State; they must suffer what the Palestinians have suffered and endured what the Palestinians are enduring and accept what the Palestinians are forced to accept.
Palestinians are not to suffer for Europe’s shame! Jews wanting a home is no legitimacy to deprive the Palestinians of theirs. Jews have a right to be there; not the state!
Let America (the facilitator of this monumental and grotesque obscenity against the Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims) give Jews New York or Texas or Kentucky for their homeland (more Jews live in America anyway); or let Britain (the instigator of the theft of Palestine) give Jews England or Ireland or Scotland or Wales; or let France give them Paris or Marseilles or Nice; or let Canada give them Ontario or Alberta or Quebec.
As they are friends and allies one of the other, the American and British and French and Canadian populace would not mind swallowing this unpalatable bit of morsel their governments have been trying to force-feed the fearless and forbearing Palestinians for more than six torturous decades now! That would certainly end “jihad” against Jews.
If Jews want “peace” they can take the dignified route and return to Palestinians our homes and lands. Though Muslims can forgive Jews for their transgression and massacring Muslims and can forego compensation for this transgression, massacre and our more than six torturous decades of loss and suffering, as Allāh/Islam requires us Muslims to be merciful and to forgive, capitulation on Palestine is not the choice for Muslims; Muslims do not surrender to expulsion/occupation–(Qur’an 2:191; 60:8-9)
“And be not weak-hearted in pursuit of the enemy.
If you suffer they (too) suffer.
And you hope from Allāh what they hope not.
And Allāh is ever Knowing, Wise”
“And think not of those who are slain in Allāh’s way
as dead. Nay, they are alive being provided
sustenance from their Lord,
Rejoicing in what Allāh has given them
out of His Grace, and they rejoice
for the sake of those who, (being left)
behind them, have not yet joined them,
that they have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
They rejoice for Allāh’s favor and (His) grace
and that Allāh wastes not
the reward of the believers”
(Qur’an 2:154; 3:168-170; 4:74).
And the martyrs of Islam go directly to Paradise:“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).
The only “peace” with Jews is that every grain of sand of Palestine be returned to Muslims. Any Muslim that acquiesces to this foreign domination of Palestine is a traitor to Allāh and His noble Messenger, Mohammad; and will have to account to Allāh for his/her betrayal of their pledge:
“Those who swear allegiance to thee (Mohammad) do but swear allegiance to Allāh. The hand of Allāh is above their hands. So whoever breaks (this faith), he breaks it only to his soul’s injury. And whoever fulfils his covenant with Allāh, He will grant him a mighty reward;” “O Prophet, when believing women come to thee giving thee a pledge that they will not associate aught with Allāh, and will not steal, nor commit adultery; nor kill their children, nor bring a calumny which they have forged themselves, nor disobey thee in what is good. accept their pledge, and ask forgiveness for them from Allāh. Surely Allāh is Forgiving, Merciful”–(Qur’an 48:10; 60:12; Bokhari Vol. 6, #414-418).
These verses make it clear that accepting the Holy Kalima –There is no God but Allāh, Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh– is a pledging of allegiance to Allāh and His noble Messenger. And this pledge includes that Muslims: “drive them out from where they drove you out;” “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; and whoever makes friends of them, these are the wrongdoers”–(Qur’an 2:191; 60:9. Palestinians/ Arabs were fought and driven from their homes/lands because of their “religion”).
What are required from Muslims are dedication, determination and devotion. Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Kuwait and rest of the states of the Arab sun, and Sudan and Pakistan to obliterate their unGodly, destructive, and humiliating sectism and unite in all matters –from economic to military. We are not black or white, we are not Arab and non-Arab; we are Muslims first, last and foremost! Our constitution is based on the indivisible Holy Kalima and Qur’an, Prayer, Zakaat, Fasting and Hajj. All the rest are secondary –Allāh will show us the truth of the matter in which we differ. Which part of this injunction from Allāh do we not understand?– “(Be not) Of those who split up their religion and become parties; every sect rejoicing in that which is with it;” “He (Allāh) will certainly make clear to you on the Day of Resurrection that wherein you differed”–(Qur’an 30:32; 16:92; 39:46; 42:10).
We Muslims must be the biggest morons in creation if we believe we can defy Allāh and sectify ourselves and expect Allāh to give us Jannah/Paradise.
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 Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud (the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani) states in his revealing book Muhummed 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 longer 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 birthright 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 added). (That God giving the Children of Israel the Holy Land was only temporary is cemented not only in the verses noted in the above presentation but from the fact that Jews were/are required to follow the Prophet Mohammad;1 in which event they would have been Muslims and part of the Brotherhood of Islam, and thus a beneficiary in this decree of God for Muslims to own all the lands of the Middle-East. Significantly, God’s covenant was made with Abraham NOT with Isaac. And Ishmael was not only Abraham’s son but also his firstborn, the inheritor of his father, and the one through whom “the Covenant was made and with his circumcision it was concluded and sealed.” Thus Arabs/Muslims are the inheritors of all the lands of the Middle-east.
It would not be any surprise if intellectual and informed Arabs should tell you (Nonie Darwish) that you need to change the name of your support group from “Arabs For Israel” (AFI) to (DAFI).
Vive le Palestine libre!
Azad Philistine Zindabad!
Ashat Philistine Hurra!
Long live free Palestine!
Who will be the next Saladin?
2. Nonie Darwish states that “supporting Israel and the Jewish people who have contributed to the Middle East culture for thousands of years is simply good, right, and the honorable thing to do.” (Ibid. p. 220).
Muslims have not only been supporting Jews, it was Muslims who brought them back to Jerusalem from where their brothers-in-scripture, the Christians, had barred them. Muslims will yet support them; just let them return Palestine to the Palestinians who owned the land for thousands of years before Jews.
Jews can make the desert bloom they make the tar talk they can even make the rock sing, this is no justification for kicking Palestinians off their lands.
Significantly Palestinians also made the “desert bloom” and for hundreds of years before Jewish presence. Here is what your Bible commentator says, speaking about the discovery of “The Tell el-Amarna Letters”: “A most valuable discovery which throws light on the history of Palestine BEFORE THE HEBREW CONQUEST…They show that Palestine was inhabited by AGRICULTURAL PEOPLE AND CITY DWELLERS by 1400 B.C. and that they were HIGHLY CIVILIZED and POSSESSED MUCH WEALTH.”(Emphasis added. There is no report that the Palestinians were occupiers and thieves. Or that they engaged in intrigue and treachery and terrorism and stole another people’s land. They were “HIGHLY CIVILIZED and POSSESSED MUCH WEALTH” way long “BEFORE THE HEBREW CONQUEST”).
How about Jews engaging in that which “is simply good, right, and the honorable thing,” and return to Palestinians their homes and lands. After all they have occupied it for about 65 years now; about five years more than they did 2,000 years ago. Perhaps you can give one family (or a homeless American family) half of your house (as the 1947 UN Partition Plan gave Jews more than half of Palestine) and you can move into the basement with your family. That would be the “simply good, right, and the honorable thing (for you) to do.” Put your dignity where your mouth/pen is.
3. On pages 221-222 of Now They Call Me Infidel Nonie Darwish outlines her manifesto for Arab-Jewish peace:
“We are Arabs and Moslems who believe:
We can support Israel and still support the Palestinian people. Supporting one does not cancel support for the other.
(Comment: Yes it does. You are rewarding intrigue and terrorism –as “Israel” stands on the very foundation of intrigue and terrorism as noted, respectively, in their writings and as admitted to by Menachem Beigin, who later became a prime minister of “Israel,” who led the Irgun Zwei Leumi in its massacre of the unarmed “old men, women, children, newly-born” “with grenades and knives.” “Menachem Beigin said: “The massacre was not only justified, but there would not have been a state of Israel without the victory at Deir Yassin.” [What manner of mentality would declare murdering unarmed “old men, women, children, newly-born” a “victory”?] [See Ismail Zayid, Palestine–A Stolen Heritage]).
We can support the State of Israel and the Jewish religion and still treasure our Arab and Islamic culture.
(Comment: One does not support the occupier/usurper of his land or his brother’s land; he puts aside whatever squabbles he has with his family and unites and drives the occupier/usurper off his land, as Divinely authorized. Arabs/Muslims have been supporting Jewish religion and culture for centuries until Zionism reared its ugly, despicable head. It may be submitted that those who support the occupier/usurper of his land are traitors to themselves and people; Muslims who do are traitors to their brothers and sisters and traitors to Allāh and His noble Messenger–(Qur’an 48:10; 2:190-191; 8:72-73; 60:9; 42:39-41). Such Muslims need to formulate their answer for when Allāh will question them. And they expect for Allāh to give them Jannah. It is doubtful that you, Ms. Darwish, would support those who occupy/usurp your house, or your children’s or brother’s house).
There are many Jews and Israelis who freely express compassion and support for the Palestinians. It is time that we Arabs also express reciprocal compassion and support.
(Comment: Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims do not want “Jews and Israelis” compassion and support, only the return of our homes and land. Let the “Jews and Israelis” keep their “compassion and support” and return our lands and we will “freely express compassion and support for” them to have a homeland in America or Britain or France or Canada, or any of the other country that voted for the Partition of Palestine; whether they voted under American “pressure” and “coercion and duress” or not. See further on).
The existence of the State of Israel is a fact that should be accepted by the Arab world.
(Comment: NO! It is not a fact. It is only a temporary set back for Muslims. Muslims are destined to be successful, victorious and triumphant. As stated, any Arab/Muslim that accepts this foreign occupation of Muslim land is not only a traitor to himself/herself and people but is a traitor to Allāh and His noble Messenger. Man cannot preserve what God decrees demolished).
Israel is a legitimate state that is not a threat but an asset in the Middle East.
(Comment: NO! It is an illegally created Zionist entity –created through American diplomatic thuggery at the United Nations: “Sumner Welles affirmed: “By direct order of the White House, every form of pressure, direct or indirect, was brought to bear by American officials upon those countries outside the Moslem world, that were known to be either uncertain or opposed to Partition.”” And “James Forrestal, then U.S. Secretary of Defense, wrote: “The methods that had been used to bring coercion and duress on other nations in the General Assembly bordered closely on scandal.”” No Court of Justice would view as one’s legal property an item acquired through “pressure” and/or “coercion and duress.” Where are the Muslim’s, and other just individ-uals, legal brains to challenge this illegally created Zionist entity in the World Court? Where is your “just” voice, Ms. Darwish? So-called “Israel” is an illegally created Zionist entity and an obscene blot in the heart of the Islamic sun –as already shown, God decreed that all the lands in the Middle East are to be Muslims. The Middle East survived for centuries without so-called “Israel.” To be progressive as their past, Arabs/Muslims need to return to Islam/Shari'ah. As the venerable Caliph admonishes us: “God gave us honor and great-ness through Islam, and if we seek it now in other ways than those enjoined by Islam, God will again bring us into disgrace.” As stated, Muslims are destined to be successful, victorious and triumphant. The fajr/dawn prayer is the acid test for Muslims’ success; as the Majestic Salahuddin [Saladin] is stated to have said, in preparing his army for the liberation of the Holy Land, that his army will be ready when Muslims fill the Masajids for morning prayer. Who will be the next Saladin?)
Every major World religion has a center of gravity. Islam has Mecca, and Judaism certainly deserves its presence in Israel and Jerusalem.
(Comment: Jews can return Palestine to its Palestinian owner and still have their centre of gravity in Jerusalem. Jews having a “centre of gravity” is pointless, anyway. Not only is the Bible now OBSOLETE (and no religion can be shown to be superior to or equal with Islam), but as Jews were covenanted to follow the Prophet Mohammad then, as Muhammad Ali rightly states: “spiritually the Jewish religion has no future.” Jews salvation lies in them following Islam! And so is Christians’ salvation! Any Jew and/or Christian who rejects Mohammad/Islam has consigned himself/herself to Hell –the “furnace of fire” which is “everlasting” and “never shall be quenched,” and in which there shall be “wailing and gnashing of teeth;” Matt. 13:42; 18:8; Mark 9:43. And those who have no teeth shall bear it on their gums).2
Diversity should not be a virtue only in the United States, but would be encouraged around the world. We support a diverse Middle East with protection for human rights and respect and equality under the law to all minorities, including Jews and Christians.
(Comment: Islam established “diversity” “human rights and respect and equality” to all fourteen centuries ago. Go and check the Qur’an. In contrast, Christians, as their history and scripture attest, would not tolerate “diversity” “human rights and respect and equality” to all. They would slaughter and “burn” and force the body and mythical blood of Jesus Christ (spiritual cannibalism) down the throats of the “other.” Unlike the Sword of Islam which is the glorious Sword of Liberation, the Sword of Christianity is the Sword of Subjugation!3
Arabs must end the boycott of Israel.
(Comment: Certainly! Let “Israel” return Palestine to us. Then, we will not only end our “boycott” we will have mercy on them and forgive them for their transgressions against us and forego compensation and might also ask Allāh, God, to overlook their breaking His covenant, their stiff-neckedness, arrogance, mischief, and treachery and to forego having them chastised to the Resurrection, as well as ask him to negate Jesus’ decree that they suffer the greater damnation of Hell. And while we are in the praying mode we, as Angels ask for the forgiveness for all mankind –(Qur’an 42:5) though we are no “angels,” might also be merciful and ask Allāh to forgive you for choosing to follow falsehood, and blasphemy against Him. Even though you are an “independent thinker.”
Palestinians have several options but are deprived from exercising them because of their leadership, the Arab League and surrounding Arab and Moslem countries who do not want to see Palestinians live in harmony with Israel.
(Comment: Rubbish! This is political twaddle. Palestinians want the return of their heritage and their children’s heritage. Return Palestine and there would be no “Arab League” and others to dictate to them. Most of all there will be no sly/ignorant people like you to mis-lead unthinking Arabs and Muslims).
If Palestinians want democracy they can start practicing it now.
(Comment: They have! Hamas won in a “democratic” election! Where is your mouth/pen against the “West’s” refusal to accept Hamas –“muzzled by the food it eats”? When the West speaks of “democracy” she means “democracy” according to her dictates).
We stand firmly against suicide/homicide terrorism as a form of jihad.
(Comment: Terrorism is no “form of Jihad.” How do you know it is “suicide/homicide”? Unlike the soldier on the battlefield, the occupied has the right to fight however and with whatever at his disposal. Man has no right to edict judgment against him: this judgment is for Allāh! Fighting the occupier/usurper is not “terrorism.” It is heroism! And passport to Paradise! Those who do not wish to be obstacles against liberation are to leave).
We are appalled by the horrific act of terror against the USA on September 11, 2001.
(Comment: So are we. We are also appalled at the horrific invasion of Iraq, not once but twice, and the killings of tens of thousands of innocents, and also appalled at the “lies” that Iraq was killing Kuwaiti babies and that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the death of some 500,000 babies from senseless sanctions. Aren’t you appalled at these? Where is your voice/pen against these? Why aren’t you calling for those involved to be tried for war crimes? Is your mouth “muzzled by the food it eats?”)
Arab media should end the incitement and misinformation that result in Arab street rage and violence.
(Comment: Not only Arab, all media should end incitement and misinformation. However, truth is not “incite-ment and misinformation.” You want to know about misinformation/thought-control read Prof. Noam Chomsky, Pirates and Emperors, Old and New, International Terrorism In The Real World).
We are eager to see major reformation in how Islam is taught and channeled to bring out the best in Muslims and contribute to the uplifting of the human spirit and advancement of civilization.
(Comment: Muslims have already “contribute(d) to the uplifting of the human spirit and advancement of civilization.” And while the rest of the world was running around with flint tools and torches. There is nothing wrong with the manner in which Islam is taught. There is something wrong with those who transgress against Muslims and expect Muslims to be docile and pacifistic –something they would not accept for themselves. In fact, there is something morbidly wrong with such people who expect this from Muslims. And “We are eager to see major reformation in” these people’s attitude. This is the twenty-first century. It is long overdue that they cultivate dignity and maturity and not covet Muslims lands and oil/resources and try to control them; and to dictate to Muslim nations what we can have and cannot have.
We believe in freedom to choose or change one’s Religion.
(Comment: Allāh, God, has given man freedom of religion. Muslims who prevent this have no assent from Allāh/Islam. Muslims in Egypt and elsewhere are to learn Islam and also try to educate the woefully misguided and misled Christians about the falsehood and blasphemy they are following. In contrast, it is the Bible/Christianity, not to be confused with secularism, that denies man “freedom to choose or change one’s Religion”: “And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt…If thy bro-ther…entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers…thou shalt surely KILL HIM;” “If there be found among you…man or woman….And hath gone and ser-ved other gods, and worshiped them, either the sun or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded….Then thou shalt bring forth that man or that woman…and shalt STONE THEM WITH STONES, TILL THEY DIE”–(Deut. 13:5-16; 17:2-5). “He that is not with me is against me” “But those mine enemies, which not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me” (The Church’s history is testimony to this, Ask the natives of the Americas and the Jews of 1400’s Vienna)–(Matthew 12:30; Luke 19:27).
We cherish and acknowledge the beauty and contributions of the Middle East culture, but recognize that the Arab/Muslim world is in desperate need of constructive self-criticism and reform.
(Comment: True, the Arab/Muslim world is in need of reform –and their stagnation is mainly due to their neglect of adhering to Islamic principles, and brainless leaders who seem to forget or not care that they have to account to Allāh for betraying the trust of their people. However, in the matter of the Arab/Muslim-Jewish divide there is nothing for which we are to engage in self-criticism. For their parasitic disposition it is the West and Jews that need to engage in “self-criticism.” Unless they are devoid of dignity). Only the peripheral Muslim and the unthinking would give ear to your preposterous proposals. As stated, it would not be of any surprise if intelligent “Arabs and Moslems” should tell you you need to change the name of your group from “Arabs for Israel” (“AFI”) to “DAFI.”
4. Nonie Darwish states that she cannot demand an end to “Israeli” “retaliation” against Palestinians “when Israeli children are being killed while riding buses to school or eating pizza in a café.” (Ibid. p. 228).
But you have the audacity and arrogance to condemn Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims to fight for what was stolen from us; and be silent about (condone?) innocent Palestinians being “provoked” so they can be smashed, and live under a military policy that attacks them “en masse.” Let’s see you (Nonie Darwish) and Jews accept this crud for themselves. “Israel” being the occupier has NO “right” to retaliate! Retaliation is for victims! And Pales-tinians are the victims! Did Germany have the right to retaliate against France or the Allies?
So “Israeli children are being killed while riding buses to school or eating pizza in a café;” what were those Palestinian children doing when they were murdered with “grenades and knives” and were being kicked out of their country? What the eyes do not see the heart does not bleed for. Once again, the insightful poet: “The mouth is muzzled by the food it eats.”
5. Nonie Darwish wrote: “I often tell my Muslim audience to put themselves in the shoes of the Israeli prime minister. Like any leader, his number one job is to protect the people.” (Ibid. p. 228).
You need an informed “Muslim audience” on which to try and peddle your twaddle.
Isn’t the number one job of Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims to “protect” their “people” and reclaim their land that was stolen from them?
You should put yourself and have Americans and British and French and Canadians. etc; put themselves in the shoes of the Palestinians and accept the theft of more than half of their lands, including the valuable coastline, and given to another sector of society for their homeland.
If you believe that Palestinians/Arabs /Muslims are “terrorists” for liberating Palestine you can tell that to the Allies of World War II for liberating France and containing the Nazis –they must be the biggest “terrorist” in history. And so would be Britain for ousting Argentina from the (disputed) Falklands Island.
Incidentally, Britain can come halfway round the world and claim the Falklands which are in Argentina’s backyard but Argentina cannot claim it. And Jews can come from Russia and elsewhere and claim Palestine but Palestinians cannot claim Palestine. You really do need to remove those rose-“colored glasses” that have been set astride your nose.
Nonie Darwish continues: “When a terrorist attacks Israeli civilians, what do Arabs expect the Israeli leader to do? I offer a little quiz with four choices: (1) Turn the other cheek (this is what your God and son of God, Jesus advocated) and allow them to throw you in the Mediterranean like they continually threaten to do (how is it you do not speak about Jews manifesto to depopulate Palestine of Arabs? Is your mouth “muzzled by the food it eats”?) (2) Blow up the whole West Bank and Gaza. (3) Find an Israeli nut case from a mental hospital, strap him with a dynamite belt, and tell him to blow himself up in a Palestinian restaurant or on a bus. Or, (4) bulldoze the home of the Arab terrorist who just killed your Israeli citizens, giving the residents of the house forty-eight hours to leave and take their valuables (how can they take their valuables when Jews are occupying it?) Answer number 4 is perhaps the most humane of all, other than turning the other cheek and allowing the total destruction of Israel.”(But it is allowable that Jews destroy Palestine).
If Jews did not covet Palestine there would no “terrorist attacks.” I have a quiz for you (Nonie Darwish) and Jews and America and Britain (and all your supporters), what would you do if your land is stolen and given to another (1) You play possum; (2) Stick your head ostrich-like in the sand; (3) Hold your head in your hands and wail and gnash your teeth; Or (4) You kill the son-of-a-bee (and his helpers) or die like a hero fighting with whatever and however for what is yours and fam-ily’s? Would you consider yourselves “terrorists” for fighting the occupier and usurper?
Unlike the soldier on the battlefield the occupied has the right to fight however and with whatever at his disposal. Man has no right to edict judgment against him: this judgment is for Allāh! Those who do not wish to be obstacles against liberation can take the dignified route and leave.
6. Nonie Darwish wrote: “Islam should symbolize generosity and aiding the needy…Our (Jewish) cousins needed protection after World War II; we were obligated to give it to them. We had a golden opportunity to show the world that Islam is truly a religion of peace, compassion, and tolerance by doing the right thing” (which was to accept the Partition of Palestine) (pp. 239-240).
Islam is “generosity and aiding the needy” and “truly a religion of peace, compassion, and tolerance” (but you wouldn’t know). Even though we gave “Our (Jewish) cousins” the “golden opportunity” by bringing them back to Jerusalem from where your Christian fathers had banned them “Our (Jewish) cousins” were scheming way long before World War II to boot (and maybe even engage in the “monstrous mission to annihilate”) your Palestinian brothers and sisters and have it all for them-selves.
If the Jews wanted only “protection” they would have taken their homeland in Uganda where the British was offering them. But Jews coveted and wanted Palestine. As revealed by Ilan Pappe in his scholarly presentation The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, the methods “employed” “to forcibly evict” the native Palestinians were “large-scale intimidation; laying siege to and bombarding villages and population centres; setting fire to homes, properties and goods; expulsion; demolition; and finally, planting mines among the rubble to prevent any of the expelled inhabitants from returning;”and that at the end of their “mission” which took “six months” to complete: “more than half of Palestine’s native population, close to 800,000 people, had been uprooted, 531 villages had been destroyed, and eleven urban neighborhoods emptied of their inhabitants.” (pp. xii, xiii). Here are a few more “golden” gems from your Jewish idols:
“…after the [Second World] war the question of the land of Israel and the question of the Jews would be raised beyond the framework of “development”; amongst ourselves. It must be clear that there is no room for both peoples in this country…..If the Arabs leave the country, it will be broad and wide-open for us. And if the Arabs stay, the country will remain narrow and miserable..… the only solution is Eretz Israel, or at least Western Eretz Israel, without Arabs. There is no room for compromise on this point!….there is no way besides transferring the Arabs from here to the neighboring countries, to transfer them all; except maybe for Bethlehem, Nazareth and Old Jerusalem, we must not leave a single village, not a single tribe.….And only with such a transfer will the country be able to absorb millions of our brothers, and the Jewish question shall be solved, once and for all. There is no other way out.”4 –Joseph Weitz.
Theodor Herzl wrote that Jews would have to “spirit the penniless” Arabs out of Palestine “while denying” them “employment in our own country”5 (??? our “own” country? How did Palestine become your country? Arrogance at its peak).
Chaim Weizman “promised” that ““Palestine will be as Jewish as England is English.””6
Israel Zangwill envisioned “a land without people for a people without land”7–in other words a land without Arabs for Jews who had no land.
Theodor Herzl envisioned the Jewish state to stretch from Turkey to Egypt: ““The northern frontier is to be the mountains facing Cappadocia (in Turkey), the southern, the Suez.””8
Moshe Dayan, as Chief of Staff of the Jewish army is noted as stating in 1952: ““It lies upon the Israeli army to carry out the fight with the ultimate objective of erecting the Israeli empire.””9 (And this was only a meager four years after their occupation of Palestine). General, Dayan boasted after their victory in the 1967 six-day war with Egypt and Syria: ““Our fathers had reached the frontiers which was recognised in the Partition Plan. Our generations reached the frontiers of 1949. Now the six-day generation have managed to reach Suez, Jordan and the Golan Heights. This is not the end. After the present ceasefire lines, there will be new ones. They will extend beyond Jordan –perhaps to Lebanon and perhaps to Central Syria as well.”10 (How is he so certain there will be new ceasefire lines? Seems like it is their plan to instigate wars and occupy more territory. Clearly, from their own declarations and actions Jews had no intention of having only a home land; their ideal was/is to occupy/usurp all of Palestine. And even beyond.
These are some of the declarations of the people who project themselves to the world as “doves of peace and examples of injured innocence.”11 This is the mentality that Nonie Darwish and some Arabs and Muslims are supporting and want other Arabs and Muslims to join them. Their Jewish idols must be having a ball at their naiveté. (A Toronto Star report in 2012 shows Jews forcibly preventing Palestinian farmers from going to their farms to work. Perhaps these Palestinians are forcibly barred from their farms so that after a while Jews can claim them as abandoned lands and confiscate/usurp them. Could such an action be described as any other but a monumental shame and disgrace; not to mention illegal?
Will Nonie Darwish [and her ilk] put her [their] mouth and pen against this gruesome obscenity? Or is her [their] mouth “muzzled by the food it eats”?)
7. Nonie Darwish states: “I support Israel because it is not a threat to Arab nations. No one in his right mind would think that Israel would want to occupy Damascus, Cairo, or Baghdad.” (pp. 240-241).
Those who schemed to boot you off your lands and massacred to realize this end and continues to usurp more lands; whose “official” “military policy has been to attack Arab civilians en masse” and whose “strategy was always to provoke the Arabs and get an appropriate response so we could attack and smash them” coupled to their stated declarations in item 6 above is not a “threat”? You need a cerebral check, lady! Here’s a little quiz for you, Ms. Darwish: which “country” in the world is not demarcated by borders? You got it!
As to your “No one in his right mind would think that Israel would want to occupy Damascus, Cairo, or Baghdad,” Jewish expansionist intentions noted in item 6 above belies your ignorant claim. Here are a few more venomous squawks from the dainty little “dove”: In his booklet Palestine–A Stolen Heritage Ismail Zayid notes under the headings:
“The New Fascism: Zionism in its own words”
-“If Hussein can’t accept our peace conditions, let the Jordanians look for a new king. And if the Jordanians can’t stand our peace conditions let them look for another country.” (17 July 1967).”
-“We have to prove to the Arabs not only that we can occupy Cairo and Damascus, but also that we can remain indefinitely in our present frontiers.” (L’Orient, 1 May 1969, AFP).”
-With one charge, we can reach Damascus and Amman.” (Daily Star, 13 May 1969, AP).”
-“We are not after more territory, it is just that we cannot stop,” (L’Express, 19-25 May 1969).”12
“THE NEW HERRENVOLK” (The New Master race)
-“The Achilles of the Arab coalition is the Lebanon. Muslim supremacy in this country is artificial and can easily be overthrown. A Christian State ought to be set up there, with its southern frontier on the river Litani, We would sign a treaty of alliance with this state. Thus when we have broken the strength of the Arab Legion and bombed Amman, we could wipe out Transjordan; after that Syria would fall. And if Egypt dared to make war with us, we would bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo. We should thus end the war and would have put paid to Egypt, Assyria and Chaldea on behalf of our ancestors.” (Ben Gurion’s Diary 21.5.1947).” (Notably, it is so-called “Israel” that provoked the civil war in Lebanon–see Prof. Noam Chomsky, Pirates And Emperors, International Terrorism In The Real World, pp. 46-47. Isn’t this a war crime?).
-“Our forefathers had reached the frontiers which were recognised in the Partition Plan. Our generation reached the frontiers of 1949. Now the Six-Day generation have managed to reach Suez, Jordan and the Golan Heights. This is not the end. After the present ceasefire lines, there will be new ones. They will extend beyond Jordan –perhaps to Lebanon and perhaps to Central Syria as well.” (General Dayan, quoted in The Times 25.6.1969).”
-“The Americans have given us weapons so that we should use them when necessary…in an extreme case it is permitted to the civilised world to take control, by force, of the oil sources.” (Gen. Yithak Rabin, in Ha’aretz 20.7.1973).”
-“Israel is now a military superpower…For the Americans there is nothing more important than a strong Israel. All the forces of European countries are weaker than we are. Israel can conquer in one week the area from Khartoum to Baghdad and Algeria.” (Gen Arik Sharon, quoted in Yediot Aharanot 26.7.1973).”13
The dainty little Jewish dove of 1948 has sprouted into a mighty rabid hawk with vicious talons.
To scheme to kick Palestinians off their lands, massacre old men and women and children and newly born, to provoke them to smash them, to attack them en masse, to believe you are the “most superior of all races” –which would justify the license to commit any act against another– and to have rabid expansionist ambitions is not a “threat?” Sensible people will see this as not only a “threat” BUT AS A VENOMOUS, IMMINENT, AND OMINOUS “threat.” A “threat” THAT IS TO BE OBLITERATED AT ANY AND AT EVERY AND AT ALL AND AT WHATEVER COSTS.
Nonie Darwish wrote about one “Italian Muslim cleric,” a critic of “militant Islam” and “supporter of Israel” who “often mentions verses in the Koran on God’s covenant with Israel” such as Qur’an 2:47 in which Allāh reveals: “Children of Israel, remember the favor I [Allāh] have bestowed upon you, and that I exalted you above the nations.””14
So what is the Sheikh’s point? Allāh also tells us that the nearest people among Muslims is Jews. Allāh also tells us that the majority of Jews are arrogant, mischievous, treacherous and perverted transgressors and will have them chastised to the Resurrection. Allāh also tells us that His covenant does not include the wrongdoers–(Qur’an 2:124); and to covet and scheme and massacre and dispossess the Palestinians of their land is wrong-doing (and perhaps wrong-doing at its peak).
God says He had chosen the earlier Children of Israel/Jacob because they were a “holy people,” that He “loved” them, and because He “would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers”–(Deut. 7:6, 8; 10:15). (These earlier Israelites whom God “loved” were those preceding liberation from Pharaoh, as the liberated ones from the time of their leaving Egypt were provocative, stiff-necked, and rebellious: “Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the Lord thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the Lord”–Deut. 9:7; 31:27. And Ex. 33:3; Isaiah 65:2-3. These rebellious Jews, twenty years and older, perished without reaching the land that God promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel–(Num. 14:20-35. The later Israelites also were “provocative,” “rebellious,” “treacherous,” “transgressor,” and an “impudent children and stiffhearted,”–Isaiah 65:2-3; Jer. 5:11, 23; Ezek. 2:3-4; Hosea 5:3-7).
God’s grace upon the later Israelites was dependent upon them keeping His commandment (one of which was for them to follow the prophet like Moses, which “prophet like Moses” is the Prophet Mohammad–Deut. 18:18-19. Qur’an 46:10; 73:15): “Wherefore it shall come to pass, if you hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers”–(Deut. 7:12). And this covenant that God swore is that of Genesis 17:8; God says to Abraham: “And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee…all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession.” (Notably, and significantly, Ishmael was also the “seed” of Abraham. And that God’s promise was made with Abraham not with the Israelites. And as Prof. ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud explained, [noted above], this promise of God to Abraham was fulfilled through the descendants of Ishmael –Muslims not Jews– who were made to inherit all the territories of the Middle East).
God’s promise was not made to the later Israelites (who drove Him up the wall) with their stiffneckedness, rebellion, and provocation–Ex. 33:3; Deut. 9:7; 31:27; Isaiah 65:2-3); nor was God’s promise made for the children of those who killed the prophets of God, lost the kingdom of God, and on whose head was poured all the righteous blood from Abel to Zachariah son Barachias, and whose house is cursed into desolation–(Matt. 23:31; 21:43; 23:31-38); and most of whom are faithless, treacherous, transgressors, on whom His curse is upon, and whom He has declared to subject to severe torment to the day of Resur-rection–(Qur’an 2:88-89; 2:100; 5:13; 5:81; 2:88-89; 7:167).
To emphasize, these descendants of Abraham refer to his earlydescendants who were righteous –Isaac, and Jacob, who was renamed Israel by God (Gen. 35:10). These descendants are not the later Israelites descended from the Twelve Tribes of Jacob/ Israel that are described by God as being “stiff-necked” and “rebellious.” These later Children of Israel/Jacob’s twelve sons being made to inhabit Canaan/Palestine under Joshua–(Joshua 6:21; 12:1-24) was only incidental: incidental through God fulfilling his promise to Abraham and his early descendants Isaac and Jacob; as evidenced by God Himself; God told the later Israelites that after they are brought into the land of the wicked nations that:
“Speak not in thine heart…saying, For my righteousness the Lord hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord doth drive them out from before thee…and that he may perform the word which the Lord sware unto thy fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Understand therefore, that the Lord thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.…from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious unto the Lord”–(Deut. 9:4-7).
As clearly shown God’s covenant was made with Abraham for Isaac and Jacob not with the Children of Israel/Jacob. These later descendants of Abraham (i.e. of the Twelve tribes of Jacob/ Israel) were made to inhabit Palestine despite their “stiff-neckedness” and “rebellion” and “provocation” only so that God could fulfill His word to Abraham and his early descendants who were the righteous ones.
(And these later descendants –if they really are descendants of Jacob/Israel and not descendants of converts to Judaism– who are “stiff-necked” and “rebellious” and do not keep God’s “judgments” want God’s/Palestinians’ land. And are taking God’s name in vain to achieve their goal. God warns those who take His name in vain: “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). All the lands of the Middle-east, including the Holy Land, were subsequently given to Muslims as per God’s decree noted by Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud, the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani. Modern day Jews cannot prove their lineage from the Biblical Fathers, Judah and Jacob, and may be descendants of the Khazar, an eight century Turkish tribe that converted to Judaism,15 or descendants of European converts. In any event, from whatever roots modern day Jews sprung, so long as they adhere to the Torah they are in violation of God’s covenant until they follow Mohammad as required by God in the Torah and Gospel).
So what is the Sheikh’s point? What is your point, Ms. Darwish? Trying to render Muslims docile and pacifistic in the matter of Palestine? Br. Sheikh needs to revisit the Qur’an. He will learn that there is no “militant Islam”! There is no militancy in Islam! There is no pacifism or passivity either. The Divinely ordained Jihad is the honorable institution against injustice. And the theft and occupation of Palestine is one of the worst (if not the worst) acts of injustice ever committed.
In the annals of modern history; no people has suffered more and for so long as the Palestinians have suffered; and continue to suffer. And unlike the soldiers on a battlefield, the occupied has the right to use whatever and however they can to liberate themselves. Man has no right to edict judgment against them: this judgment is for Allāh. Those who do not wish to be objects against liberation are to leave. The occupier has NO “right to retaliate! A mugger whose victim turns on him and breaks his arm has no right to compensation from his would-be victim. Retaliation is for victims! And Palestinians here are the victims!
This Italian brother (and all Muslims, Arab and non-Arab) needs to be careful where he put his shoulders in support: he may be fetching firewood for himself.
(It is often expressed that Jews and Christians have reformed their religion that Muslims are to do the same. Jews falsified the Torah and thrown it aside [not caring to enforce the Divine command to “stone” etc]; and Christians have not only falsified their “Word of God” and tossed it behind them and not caring to enforce the Divine commands to “stone” etc, they also propagate doctrines for which they have no Divine authority –they gave God a son (and a pagan one at that); they put God into the womb of a woman He created and brought Him out her vagina and called her “Mother of God” (trinity; Mariolatry); they attribute injustice to God (inherited sin) and made His Holy Highness complicit in murder (vicarious atonement).
Now Muslims are expected to be like Jews and Christians and nullify the Word of Allāh and toss His Qur’an behind us (and some Muslims have already done this to an extent, acting contrary to the precepts of Islam). Misery sure does love company! Muslims who obfuscate the injunctions of Allāh in an effort to establish themselves favorably into the eyes of Western society or to appease Western opinion as to what Islam/Shari’ah should be must know that they are trapezing over the Fire!)
And unless and until every grain of sand of Palestine is returned to Arab/Muslims and unless and until America stop running around like a “wild ass of a man” wanting to control Muslim lands and oil Muslims have every right and all rights and the Highest Authority –the Divine Authority– to undertake the noble armed Jihad against America (not civilians) and the Jewish occupiers of Palestine. All the way to the Resurrection if need be And Muslims will prevail –it is Muslims’ destiny to be successful, victorious and triumphant.
In fact, had Muslims adhered to the wisdom of Allāh to not engage in sectism and to have military preparedness (for defense not offense) and to protect one another there would not now be a question of Palestine or of Bosnia or of Chechnya etc. No non-Muslim country would tolerate a Muslim country to control their lands and resources (much less to steal their lands and give it to an other); how then can Muslims be expected to allow this against us? (The Jewish claim that “God gave us this land” –which mantra is aped by Christians– as justification to dispossess the Palestinians of their land is one of the three biggest crocks ever peddled under the name of God and religion. The other two biggest crocks are that God has a son and that God has a “chosen people” to the exclusion of others).
If there is any cause on which to immortalize our names it is the cause of the Palestinians!
1. The Bible/Christ is only for Jews until the coming of the Comforter at which time Jews are to follow this Comforter who will guide them into “all truth”–(John 14:16; 16:13). Previous to this teaching of Jesus, God had decreed that kingship and prophethood would depart from the Jewish people at the advent of Shiloh–(Gen. 49:10); Moses foretold that God will raise up a prophet like him (Moses) whom the Israelites are to follow–(Deut. 18:15, 18-19); and Jesus further said that the kingdom of God shall be taken from the Israelites and given to another people–(Matt. 21:43). And this Shiloh, prophet like Moses and the Comforter have been shown to be the Prophet Mohammad. (See Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud –the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani– Muhammad in the Bible, and Abdul Haque Vidyarthi, Muhammad in World Scriptures, Vol. 1). In Deut. 18:18-19 of the Bible Moses made it clear that God says all those who do not follow this prophet like him that, “whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him” (i.e. they will have to answer to God for not following this prophet–Mohammad). And in what seems to be a reflection of this decree of God, the Prophet Mohammad is reported as having said: “he who amongst the community of Jews or Christians hears about me, but does not affirm his belief in that which I have been sent and dies in this state (of disbelief), he shall be but one of the denizens of Hell”–(Muslim Vol. 1, #284). While all prophets of God taught Islam –peace and submission to God– Islam was perfected only through the Prophet Mohammad: “This day have I perfected for you your religion and completed My favour to you and chosen for you Islam as a religion–(Qur’an 5:3). Thus, as Islam (as taught by the Prophet Mohammad) is superior to all religions, whoever needs another religion it will not be accepted: Surely the (true) religion with Allāh is Islam;” “Seek they then other than Allāh’s religion? And to Him submits whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him they will be returned.” “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers”–(Qur’an 3:19, 83, 85). The Qur’an comprises of the best teachings given to other prophets as well as teachings not given to other prophets: “We narrate to thee the best of narratives, in that We have revealed to thee this Qur’an, though before this thou wast of those unaware;” “And certainly We have set forth for men in this Qur’an similitudes of every sort that they may mind;” “We have not neglected anything in the Book;” “A Messenger from Allāh, reciting pure pages, Wherein are (all) right books”–(Qur’an (12:3; 39:27; 6:38; 98:2-3). Thus, the Qur’an comprises of, exceeds, and supersedes all other Scriptures.There is no wisdom in following a man who did not give ‘all truth” or in following a Book that is devoid of “all truth.”
2. That Jews and Christians are required to follow Islam/Mohammad see note # 1.
3. Blind faith is no passport to Paradise; Reason is the door to God: “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. Compare Qur’an 16:125). In contradiction to Christian’s claim that Jesus was Divine, mankind inherited sin, and salvation lies in vicarious atonement, Jesus Christ admonished 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).
The cardinal doctrines of Christianity –Divinity of Jesus, in-herited sin, and vicarious atonement– have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and are repug-nant to reason; these doctrines are assumed and propagated as Divine truths; moreover, Christianity is evil, intolerant, back-ward, naked hate, and misogynistic; Christians lie on God, they lie on Jesus, they blame the Devil; and the Gospels portray Jesus as liar, hypocrite, and a fraud:
–Christianity has no Divine foundation –these cardinal doctrines of Christianity –inherited sin, vicarious atonement, Divine sonship, and Trinity– 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 (much like a person embarking on a journey would require that his trip be clearly mapped out lest instead of arriving at Kennedy Airport he ends up at Kennedy Space Centre (Cape Canaveral).
–Christianity has no prophetic foundation –these cardinal 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.
Christians put fantastic emphasis on Jesus asking God to forgive those who put him on the cross –though it is intriguing why they need to be forgiven if they were fulfilling scriptures; and also when he indicted God as having forsaken him [but God answered his prayers, as the prayers of the righteous are always answered and God always answered Jesus’ prayers, and saved him from death]; and most significantly when he considered non-Jews, which the Romans were, as “dogs” and “swine” who do not know what they follow and that salvation is of the Jews; and when he preached in parables so these “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be saved–(Luke 23:34; Matt; 26:36-44;James 5:16; Psalm 22:24; 34:15-19; John 9:31; Matt; 7:8-9;John 11:41-42; Matt. 27:46; Matt. 7:6; 15:26; John 4:21; Mark 4:9-12).
In contrast, Allāh tells us that angels pray for the forgiveness of all mankind and the Prophet Mohammad not only forgave his rabid enemies of twenty-three grueling years upon his triumph over them at Makkah but also prayed for his enemy–(Qur’an 42:5; Bokhari Vol. 6; #194, 197). Gandhi is also said to have made the gesture of forgiveness to his assassin. If asking for forgiveness for one’s assailant justifies worship of the victim, Christians should be worshipping not only Mohammad but also Gandhi. And perhaps even anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu are to be worshipped for forgiving their oppressor(s). In fact, if Jesus is to be worshipped because he asked for forgiveness of those who transgressed against him, everyone who forgave his and her assailant is to be worshipped. Notably, Jesus did not forgive his enemies; he asked God to forgive them; Jesus commanded that his enemies be brought to him and slain –(Luke 19:27). Unlike Mohammad who actually forgave his enemies and asked God to forgive the dead one.
-Christianity is repugnant to reason –God, the ultimate in Purity and Perfection, would not confine Himself in the womb of a woman He created, spend nine months inside the unclean abode (leaving the universe without a God) nourish on her liquid, pass through the various stages –from a sperm into a clot, a lump of flesh, taking on bones, and into a babe– emerge from her vagina, suckle her breast, have Himself pin in diapers, be circumcise, eat, drink, sleep, and answer the calls of nature, and nail to a “pole” (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. Even David is crowned “begotten son of God: “the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David….I will be his father, and he shall be my son;” “I will declare the decree: the Lord saith unto me (David), thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee”–(2 Samuel 7:4, 5, 14. Psalm 2:7). Why then single out Jesus and crown him God’s “only begotten son?
–Christianity is evil –it teaches to hate parents and family; sends sword, fire, and division instead of peace, love, and unity: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword;” “I am come to send FIRE on the earth;” “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth, Nay; but rather DIVISION: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; and the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law”–(Matt. 10:34; Luke 12:49, 51-53); “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).(What kind of a God and son of God is this? And what manner of “love” is this? Mohammad forbids us from disobeying parents and exhorts us to have good relations even with our pagan parents–Muslim Vol. 3, #’s 4257, 4260; Bokhari Vol. 3, #789). Christianity curses 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); to 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); and the monumental sin of being disrespectful to mothers and disowning parents and siblings: “Woman, what have I to do with thee”–(John 2:4. Jesus is here addressing his mother as “Woman” plus the rude expression “what have I to do to thee”); “Then one said unto him (Jesus), Behold, thy mother and thy brethren….But he answered and said, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren?” (and he gestured to his disciples) “Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother”–Matt. 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). In fact, Christians honor Mary as “Mother of God.” And, to this day, as Christians claim, Mary makes appearances and even cure/give power to people so that they are canonized as saints).
–Christianity is intolerant –it commands burning of daughters who play the “whore”–(Gen. 38:24; Lev. 21:9); killing of apostates–(Deut; 13:5-16; 17:2-5); the rebellious son–(Deut. 21:18-21); damsels that do not bleed on their wedding night (honor killing)–(Deut. 22:20-21); the adulterating damsel and her mate–(Deut. 22:23-24); the witch–(Ex. 22:18); one who curses his father or mother–(Lev. 20:9); the adulterer–(Lev. 20: 10-12; Deut. 22:22; John 8:35); homosexuals–(Lev. 20:13); a man who takes a “wife and her mother”–(Lev. 20:14); and the blasphemer –(Lev. 24:11-16, 23); and orders to not preach to non-Jews: “Go NOT into way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”–(Matt. 10:5-6); “I pray for them (JEWS): I pray NOT for the world”–(John 17:9. Mohammad preached to all and prayed even for his dead enemy).
–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 knowledge16–(Matt. 6:25-34).
–Christianity is naked hate –it sanctions slavery–(Lev. 25:44. And Christ came to uphold the Mosaic law–Matt. 5:17-18); regards non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine;” those not with Christians as being against Christians (and a person can be neutral); and to slay enemies against their rule (though they may not militate against her. 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); speaks 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 misogynistic: (Christians may not be practicing it but their God/Scripture demands it, and heaven/paradise lies in obeying the commands/God. Muslim women who convert to Christianity believing that Christianity ameliorates their lot are woefully deluded –these Muslim women know even less about Christianity than they do about Islam. To trade Islam for Christianity, or for any other religion, is like trading the superior of an item for an inferior one; no religion can be shown to be superior to, or equal with, Islam.
Islamic Shari’ah is the supreme system. Such Muslim women need to learn Islam and confront their males over their transgression against the injunctions of Allāh and demand their God-given rights. Whereas Islam has ennobled woman and given her rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to paradise, Christianity has woman mired in the bog of disgrace and degradation from birth to death and even beyond). Here are the Biblical gems on women:
▪ “And if a man SELL HIS DAUGHTERto be a maidservant”–(Exodus 21:7).
▪ “Unto the woman He (God) said….thy desire shall be to THY HUSBAND, and HE SHALL RULE OVER THEE”–(Genesis 3:16).
▪ and “Let the woman learn in SILENCE with ALL SUBJECTION. But I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH, NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN but to be IN SILENCE–(1Tim. 2:11-12); “WIVES, SUBMIT YOURSELVES UNTO YOUR OWN HUSBANDS, AS UNTO THE LORD” “As the Church is subject unto Christ, SO LET THE WIVES BE TO THEIR OWN HUSBANDS IN EVERY THING” – “And the wife see that SHE REVERENCE HER HUSBAND”–(Ephesians 5:22-23, 33. The man being told to love his wife does not mean she is free from bondage. People also “love” their dogs and other pets and even bequeath fortunes to them. And Paul also instructs masters to be kind to their slaves–Ephesians 6:9; Col. 4:1).
▪ “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).
▪ “he (man) is the IMAGE AND GLORY OF GOD: but the WOMAN IS THE GLORY OF THE MAN. For the man is NOT of the woman; but the WOMAN OF THE MAN”–(1 Cor. 11:7-8), and “Neither was the man created for the woman; BUT THE WOMAN FOR THE MAN–(1 Cor. 11:9), “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. Allāh tells us that He created man and woman of the same substance and that they are mates of the other, has established marriage between them, that he might find peace and comfort in her, and has put between them love and compassion; that men and women are friends and protectors of the other; that husbands and wives are garments to the other and have mutual rights and spiritual equality, and will reside together in Gardens in the next life–(Qur’an 4:1, 3-4, 25; 7:189; 16:72; 25:54; 30:21; 9:71-72; 2:187; 2:228; 3:194, 197; 4:124; 24:30-31; 33:35; 36:56; 43:70; 49:13; 57:12, 18, 19).
▪ “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is NOT PERMITTED UNTO THEM TO SPEAK; but they are COMMANDED to be under obedience, as also saith the LAW. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at HOME: FOR IT IS A SHAME FOR WOMEN TO SPEAK IN THE CHURCH”–(1 Cor. 14:34-35. Today this law is violated and women are preachers in the Church). Clearly, permission to employ whatever methods are necessary to “rule” over the wife and to bring/keep her in “silence and in “all subjection’ are inherent and enshrined in these words of God and Paul. To take the matter further, authority for employing corporal punishment to discipline the rebellious wife who does not desire to be “ruled” over in “silence” and “all subjection” may be gleaned from the Biblical verses on child-rearing. God (and as Christians say Jesus is God, then Jesus) says: “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes;” “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying;” “Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beatest him with the rod, he shall not die, Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell” (and without doubt every “Christian” husband wants to deliver his stubborn/rebellious wife’s “soul from hell”)–(Proverbs 13:24; 19:18; 23:13-14). A Bishop is to be “One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with ALL GRAVITY”–(1 Tim. 3:4). Even God beats and scourges His sons into obedience and those who are not are “bastards”: “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be WITHOUT CHASTISEMENT, whereof all are partakers, then are ye BASTARDS, and NOT SONS”–(Hebrews 12:6-8). Thus one can imagine what latitude the Christian husband is allowed to bring/keep his wayward wife in all subjection and for him to become a “Bishop” and even to get into heaven to sit “on the right hand of God.” A survey of wives of all Christian sects can be conducted to find out how many were “beaten” into “silence” and “all subjection.” Surely, not all the “battered” wives in Western countries are non-Christians.
▪ Perhaps the ultimate Christian indignity towards women is during her menstrual period. He is forbidden to eat, drink, and sleep in the same bed with her; in fact, he is not allowed to touch anything she touches. The Biblical God (and as Christians say Jesus is God, Jesus) says: “When a woman has a discharge, if her discharge in her body is blood, she shall continue in her menstrual impurity for seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. Everything also on which she lies during her menstruation impurity shall be unclean, and everything on which she sits shall be unclean. And anyone who touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. And whoever touches any thing on which she sits shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. Whether it be on the bed or on the thing on which she is sitting, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening. And if a man actually lies with her, so that her menstrual impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean”–(Lev. 15:19-24). Contrast this Christian’s treating the menstruating woman like a leper to that of Islam in which Allāh says about menstruation that “they are a hurt and a pollution. So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean”–(Qur’an. 2:222). This injunction to not approach the menstruating woman does not mean that she is unclean; only that the flow is unclean and to not have sex with them. This is made clear by the Prophet Mohammad who is reported to have said in explanation to the above quoted verse of the Qur’an: “Associate with them (wives) in the houses and do everything except sexual intercourse”–(Abu Dawud Vol. 1, #258). And, “‘Aisha said: I would eat flesh from a bone when I was menstruating, then hand it over to the Prophet (may peace be upon him) and he would put his mouth where I had put my mouth; I would drink, then hand it over to him, and he would put his mouth (at the place) where I drank”–(Ibid. #259). Again, “‘Aishah said: The Apostle of Allāh (may peace be upon him) would recline on my lap when I was menstruating, then recite the Qur’an”–(Ibid. #260). And the classic: “‘Aishah said: The Apostle of Allāh (may peace be upon him) said to me: Get me the mat from the mosque. I said: I am menstruating. The Apostle of Allāh (may peace be upon him) then replied: Your menstruation is not in your hands”–(Ibid. #261. Also #’s 267-273). And whereas the Christian who has sex with his menstruating wife is “unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean,” the Muslim who has sex with his menstruating wife (while it is unlawful to do so) needs only give charity–(Abu Dawud Vol. 1, #’s 264-266).
▪ And the Christian woman’s marriage misery: “I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of un-chastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery;” “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery”–(Matt. 5:32; Luke 16:18. Unlike Allāh/Islam which allows amicable divorce when the parties can no longer live together the Christian woman is doomed to a life of marriage misery and to wilt her (youthful and beautiful) self in a loveless and even brutal marriage or risk being labeled “adulteress” (who are required to be stoned to death in Judeo-Christian law) from earth all the way to next world. And so does the man who should marry her. And whereas Allāh allows a divorced couple [who were married and divorced from their second or more partners] to remarry each other the Bible does not and considers the woman as being “defiled” [but the man is not “defiled;” talk about rabid misogyny]. And while the Muslim woman can initiate divorce, there is no mention of the Christian woman being able to do so. Here is what the Bible says about the divorced couple remarrying (and as Christians say Jesus is God, Jesus forbids the former couple remarrying): “When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes, because he had FOUND SOME UNCLEANNESS in her: then let him WRITE HER A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT, and give it in her hand, and SEND HER OUT OF HIS HOUSE….And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand….Her former husband which sendeth her away, may NOT take her again to be his wife, after that she is DEFILED; for that is ABOMINATION BEFORE THE LORD”–(Deut. 24:1-4. Talk about “easy” divorce. This takes the crown. Interestingly, whereas Deut. [Moses] says a man can divorce his wife if he finds some “uncleanness” in her, Jesus, the Christians God and son of God, says that if anyone divorces his wife for any reason except “un-chastity” makes her an ‘adulterer’ yet he [Jesus] tells his people to do whatever the Scribes and Pharisees bid them do because they sit in Moses’ seat; and the Scribes and Pharisees follow the Mosaic law which says you can put away your wife for some “uncleanness.” Talk about a circle of confusion. Again the Mosaic law teaches an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, but Jesus says to give the other cheek instead, yet he says to do what the Scribes and Pharisees says to do and the Scribes and Pharisees follow the Mosaic law which requires an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Another circle of confusion. The contradictions in Christianity are “staggering.” Matt. 23:2; Ex. 21:24; Matt. 5:38-39).
Regarding the saying that woman is “defiler” of man, the Book of Revelation (7:4-8; 14:1-4; and Matt. 19:28) states that 144,000 who will be JEWS (non-Jews, note well), and will all be MEN –consisting of 12,000 from each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel– will sit with Jesus in the next life judging the Twelve Tribes of Israel. About this 144,000 it is said: “These are they which were not DEFILED WITH WOMEN; for they are VIRGINS. These are they which follow the Lamb (Jesus) whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.” (God created man and woman to “fill the earth” and instilled in them passions for companionship to affect this; but Christians view this Divine scheme as sacrilege. A classic woman-hater). Regarding the 144,000 who will be with Jesus, one Christian apologist on the Internet suffered tremendous labor pains trying to baptize these literal “VIRGINS” into metaphorical ones. These 144,000 MEN are said to be the ones who remained “faithful to Jesus” by being celibates/”virgins” as Jesus was, as the Gospels say. That these are literal “virgins” “not defiled” by literal “women” is substantiated by the Bible itself. Jesus says in Matthew 5:32 that whoever marries a woman that is divorced for other than fornication “commits adultery.” Thus, woman here, even though she be married to the man “defiles” the man into an adulterer. Paul makes the matter clearer, he states that, but for avoiding “fornication,” “It is GOOD for a man NOT to touch a woman.” Why not? Because, as Paul says, “He that is UNMARRIED careth for the things that belong to the LORD, how he may please the LORD: But he that is MARRIED careth for the things that are of the WORLD, how he may please his WIFE”–(1 Cor. 7:32-33). In other words, when a man takes a wife his caring for God is compromised by his caring for his wife –or she “defiles” him or causes him to be “defiled.” Further, Paul declares that as the wife has no power over her own body but the husband has power over her: “likewise also the husband hath NOT POWER of his own body, but the WIFE (has power of him)”–(1 Cor. 7:4). These Biblical teachings show that sexual contact with a woman “defiles” the man spiritually; and no amount of the Christian apologist’s literary gymnastics can flip this fact over. These 144,000 “virgins” are physical “virgins” who were ”not defiled” by physical “women,” and as they were not married, and therefore had no “wifely” constraints, they devoted their entire life to the pursuit of the spiritual and were the true followers of Jesus who, as the Gospels show, lived a life of celibacy. The Good News Bible understands this and states: “The 144,000 people stood before the throne…. They are the men who have kept themselves pure by NOT having SEXUAL RELATIONS with WOMEN; they are VIRGINS.” The Gideons Bible concur: “These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they are CELIBATES.” (See Christianity-144,000 virgins & Jesus).
▪ The Bible and the Christian’s God (Jesus) condemns woman as a betrayer of man. The Bible says: “Behold, everyone that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee (Jerusalem), saying, As is the mother, SO IS HER DAUGHTER” –(Ezek. 16:44). As Christians view woman as the “transgressor” (by virtue of her/Eve violating the command of God and eating of the forbidden fruit), and as she betrayed the man/Adam by giving him the fruit to eat, then according to this teaching of the Bible, every woman is a betrayer of man. In fact, according to Christianity every woman to be born and all the way to the Resurrection, is a betrayer of man. (Islam abrogated these teachings on women–Qur’an 16:101 and 2:106)
▪ The Christian’s God (and as Christian’s say Jesus is God, Jesus) even took a peek at the Jewish daughters “private parts” because of their flaunting: “Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their SECRET PARTS”–Isaiah 3:16-17).
From its declarations Christianity is not only misogynistic; Christianity is brutally and rabidly misogynistic. Whatever lofty status the Christian Woman is enjoying is due only to the dictates of modern culture. In contrast, as stated, Islam has ennobled woman, liberated her, and given her rights unparalleled in the history of religions –it has given her rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to Jannah. She has nothing more for which to strive.
Islam is the Great Liberator of Woman!
Islam is the only Liberator Woman has known!
-Christians lie on God –that God incarnated Himself as Jesus; that God gives everyone to Judgment Day Adam’s sin then loads everyone’s sins on Jesus’ head (attributing injustice to God), and say that 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 (see Bible corrupt & obsolete).
–Christians lie on Jesus –by making forgeries in the Bible and feeding them into Jesus’ mouth; and teaching doctrines that Christ did not teach. (See Bible corrupt & obsolete).
–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 that 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.””17 (True He could, but He did not). If this is how easy it is for the Devil to “shanghai” the Christian God’s purpose, the Devil must be doing the “tango”18 throwing “a” voice around,19 giving visions of the non-existent “Virgin,”20 and having Christians speak in yet to be identified “tongues.”21 (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-best system; Jesus or Mohammad-greatest, Pastor James Mc Donald).
Jesus–a Biblical hypocrite: Jesus says leave the dead to bury the dead but he resurrected Lazarus, the widow’s son and Jairus’ daughter–(Matt. 8:22; John 11:43-44; Luke 7:12-15; 8:41-56. And even false Christs and false prophets can perform miracles: Mark 13:22); Jesus 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); Jesus says love your enemies and forgive seventy times seven but he ordered his enemies be slain– (Matt. 5:44; 18:22; Luke 19:27); Jesus says love your neighbor but he labels people “dogs” and “swine” and spoke in parables so that they would not understand and be saved: “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 anytime they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them”(what a horrible, despicable, thing to do; even worse for a God/son of God to do)–(Matt. 22:39; 7:6; Mark 4:10-12); Jesus says honor parents but he disowns his mother, this is not only hypocrisy but one of the worst sins–(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); Jesus says give the other cheek but commanded his followers to sell their garments and buy swords– (Matt. 5:39; Luke 22:36); Jesus says go another mile with your compeller but he boots his compellers –the bird-sellers and money-changers– out of the temple– (Matt. 5:41; 21:12); Jesus says bear not false witness but also says to quickly agree with your adversary lest you are thrown in jail (and which agreement with your adversary may include bearing false witness)–(Matt. 20:18; 5:25).
Jesus a Biblical liar: Jesus told 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 alsoup unto the feast,not openly, but as it were in secret”–(John 7:8-10. Clearly, Jesus did not want to go with them, and lied that he would be going later; and soon as they had gone from him he left for the feast).
Jesus–a Biblical fraud: Jesus said no man hath seen God–(John 5:37); but many saw God –Jacob wrestled with God, and declared “I have seen God face to face”– (Genesis 32:24-30); “Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel…saw the God of Israel;” also “the nobles of the Children of Israel…saw God”–(Exodus 24:9-11); Isaiah saw God: “I saw also the Lord…for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts”–(Isaiah 6:1-5. A true God/son of God, as Christians claim Jesus to be, would know that these people have seen God). Jesus 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; Gen. 5:24). If Kings and Hebrews knew that Elijah and Enoch went to heaven then definitely it is expected that the Christians’ God and “son of God,” Jesus, would know that these individuals have “ascended up to heaven.” (Whether it is First heaven or Seventh heaven, heaven is heaven). Thus, from the Biblical perspective, Christians are following a hypocrite, a liar, and a fraud.
What then would impel Christians to follow not only doctrines devoid of Divine foundation but doctrines that are opposed to reason (the factor by which God requires us to govern–Isaiah 1:18; Qur’an 16:125)? The reason seems to lie in the following; Thomas Arnold notes in his The Preaching Of Islam (p. 74): “A Muhammadan writer of the fourth century of the Hijrah has preserved for us a conversation with a Coptic Christian which may safely be taken as characteristic of the general mental attitude of the rest of the Eastern Churches at this period:– “My proof for the truth of Christianity is, that I find its teachings contradictory and mutually destructive, for they are repugnant to reason and revolting to the intellect, on account of their inconsistency. No reflection can strengthen them, no discussion can prove them; and however thoughtfully we may investigate them, neither the intellect nor the senses can provide us with any argument in support of them. Notwithstanding this, I have seen that many nations and mighty kings of learning and sound judgment, have given in their allegiance to the Christian faith; so I conclude that if these have accepted it in spite of all the contradictions referred to, it is because the proofs they have received, in the form of signs and miracles, have compelled them to submit to it.” This Christian attitude of blindly following his leader is similar to that of the idolatrous Arabs blindly following their fathers: “And when it is said to them, “Follow what Allāh has revealed,” they say: Nay, we follow that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers had no sense at all, nor did they follow the right way”–(Qur’an 2:170; 5:104; 31:21).
This Christian attitude reminds me of the Prophet Mohammad in his discussion with the Christian deputation of Najran, in the matter of the alleged divinity of Jesus. Even after the Prophet had convinced them that Jesus could not be God or son of God the Christians “insisted on their false belief.”22 And it is also reminiscent of M.H. Haykal who notes: “It was this materialistic ambition for wealth, worldly prestige and social eminence that caused Abu Harithah, the most learned of the people of Najran, to tell a friend of his that he was perfectly convinced of the truth of which Muhammad was teaching. When that friend asked him why he did not then convert to Islam, he answered: “I cannot do so on account of what my people have done to me. They have honored, financed, and respected me; and they insist on differing from him. Should I follow him, they would take away from me all this that I now have.”23 (The Prophet Mohammad is reported to have said that whoever wants to be honored let him build his house in the Fire).
As noted God calls on man to belief NOT through miracles or magic or mythology or mystery: God calls on man to belief through 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). “Call to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the best manner. Surely thy Lord knows best him who strays from His path, and He knows best those who go aright”–(Qur’an 16:125). Clearly:
Blind faith is no passport to Paradise
Reason is the door to God
Significantly, the Coptic Christian in the above discussion states that he follows Christianity because of others through “the proofs they have received, in the form of signs and miracles.” Does anyone know what Mary looked like to say that the “sightings” is a picture of her? And even false Christs and false prophets can perform miracles, and even to the extent of almost “seducing” the religious leaders, mush less the seducing of nations and kings–(Mark 13:22). Moreover, Hindus also claim to have signs from God; the idols of two of their Gods, Shiva and Ganesh, were said to have drunk milk.24 Whose signs are true, Christians or Hindus? And notably, the Hindu doctrines of karma and reincarnation run counter to Christian’s resurrection and judgment. Whose doctrines are true, Christians or Hindus? Did God give conflicting doctrines and sightings to man? “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (from falsehood and blasphemy)–(John 8:32).
“By Allāh! We certainly sent (messengers)
to nations before thee (Mohammad), but the
devil made their deeds fair-seeming to them.
So he is their patron today, and for them
is a painful chastisement.”
“O men, surely the promise of Allāh is true,
so let not the life of this world deceive you.
And let not the arch-deceiver (Satan)
deceive you about Allāh.
Surely the devil is your enemy, so take him
for an enemy. He only invites his party
to be companions of the blazing Fire”
(Qur’an 16:65; 31:33).
Jesus forewarns: “Many will say to me in that day (Day of Judgment), 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).
Since Christians do good works in Jesus’ name why would Jesus deny them as being iniquitous? Because Christians give to him (Jesus, and his mother) the worship and honor that should go to God. The above statement of Jesus is reflected 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.”
The worst sins are the worship of other(s) than God –in the Bible God has decreed death for this sin– and to teach falsehood in the name of God; as Jesus said: “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath NEVER forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation”–(Mark 3:29). Jesus aptly admonishes: “fear him which is able to destroy BOTH soul and body in hell;” the “everlasting fire” that “never shall be quenched;” the “furnace of fire” in which there shall be “wailing and gnashing of teeth”–(Matt. 10:28; 18:8; Mark 9:43; Matt. 23:14, 33; 13:42. Those who do not have teeth shall bear it on their gums).
In fact, whereas Muslims know that Allāh is God and Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh–(Qur’an 20:14; 58:21; 33:21; 13:36; 18:110; 33:40) and that Jesus was a Muslim and taught Islam, two thousand years after Christ Christians are yet wandering in “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who Jesus was and his mission.
-Whereas some Christians say that Jesus is God some say he is only son of God;
-whereas some Christians say that there is trinity some say Trinity as a “senseless God-dishonoring doctrine” that can come only from the mind of “Satan the Devil;”
-whereas some Christians say that Christ died for inherited sin some say he died for committed sin;
-whereas some Christians 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.”25 (And these Christians being closer in time to Jesus would know better than modern-day Christians); whereas some Christians say Jesus-birth was virginal some say it was not26(“virgin” birth is a forgery in the Bible).
This is not only a classical case of the blind following the blind; the contradictions in Christianity are “staggering.” Though Jesus’ teaching was simple, clear, and precise: that God sent him wholly and solely to the “House of Israel;” that God is One, and only God is to be worshipped/served; that eternal life lies in following the Ten Commandments, after which time his people are to follow the Comforter who will guide them into “all truth”–(Matt. 10:5-6; 15:24; 18:11; 7:6; 15:26; Mark 4:9-12; John 17:9; 4:21; 5:30-31; 6:38; 12:49; Matt. 19:16-19; John 16:13; 14:15-16).
Significantly. As Jesus came to uphold the law of the Old Testament so much so that heaven and earth shall pass, as he declared, but not one jot or title shall not pass till they all be fulfilled–(Matt. 5:17-18), (and considering that Christians say that Jesus is God then the commands of the Old Testament are given by Jesus’), thus 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 wor-shippers of false gods to beasts: “They (Jeshurun and his child-ren) 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”) “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 har-rows 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);
-as Solomon had “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines” there will be unbridled polygamy and con-cubinage–(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) Chris-tians are to bondage their fellow Christians–Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22);
-their prophets/pastors 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).
(Non-Christians 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/Head covering 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 prepon-derancy;
-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 would 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); 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 kill-ing in Islam. See Islam-Shari’ah).
Only the occupier/usurper, the oppressor, the exploiter, the transgressor, those ignorant of Islam, those dedicated to falsehood and those dedicated to living off the blood of others are terrified of Islam.
Jesus instructed his followers to seek the truth which will save them from falsehood and blasphemy. And the Divine truth is, Jesus was a prophet of God sent only for Jews and to foretell the coming of the Comforter who will guide into “all truth” and whom all are to follow; and “There is no God but Allāh; Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh!”
4. Noted in Edward Said, The Question of Palestine, p. 99-100.
5. Ibid. p. 13.
6. Ismail Zayid, Palestine, A Stolen Heritage, p. 11.
7. Edward W. Said, The Question Of Palestine, p. 9.
8. Ismail Zayid, Palestine, A Stolen Heritage, p. 18.
9. Ibid; p.19. Italics/emphasis added.
10. Ibid; outside back-cover. Italics/emphasis added.
11. Ibid; p. 19.
12. Ibid; p. 34.
13. Ibid; outside back cover.
14. Now They Call Me Infidel, p. 224.
15. Arthur Koestler, The Thirteenth Tribe. (See Anti-Semitism).
16. 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.
17. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, The Sources of Christianity. p. 37. KK quotes from Adol, I. Ch. xxii. (Emphasis in brackets added).
18. Christians liken the trinity to the dance, “tango.” Toronto Star, Saturday, May 26, 2007, Dancing Tango with the Trinity by Stephen Scharper, p. L10.
19. Matt. 3:16-17 states that after Jesus was baptized “a voice” came from heaven saying that Jesus “is my beloved Son.” Christians believe that this “voice” is the voice of God; yet Jesus says “And the Father… Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape”–(John 5:37). Since the “voice” of God has never been heard at any time, to whom then does this “voice” that came from heaven belongs? Is it the “voice” of Satan claiming Jesus as his “beloved Son” –Who other than Satan has such power?
20. The correct meaning of the word halmah of Isaiah 7:14 has been explained to mean “young woman” not “virgin.” Jesus was not of “virgin” birth; see Jesus-birth miracle or mechanix.
21. I recall reading some time ago a report about Christians in a certain congregation speaking in a language that was never heard before.
23. Muhammad Husayn Haykal, The Life of Muhammad, p. 197.
24. Toronto Star, Friday, September 22, 1995, p. A2.
25. Yusuf, Ali, Qur’anic comm. #663. (Color added).
26. Ibn Warraq notes in his book Why I Am Not A Muslim: “Martin Luther (1483-1546), writing in the sixteenth century, conceded that “We Christians seem fools to the world for believing that Mary was the true mother of this child, and nevertheless a pure virgin. For this is not only against all reason, but also against the creation of God, who said to Adam and Eve, ‘Be fruitful and multiply.’”” p. 144. For a refutation of Ibn Warraq’s book see Why I am Not a Muslim-Ibn Warraq.