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 arm.
“Now They Call Me Infidel”
“Cruel And Usual Punishment”
“And if you are in doubt as to that which
We have revealed to Our servant,
then produce a chapter like it
and call on your helpers besides Allāh
if you are truthful. But if you do (it) not
— and you can never do (it) —
then be on your guard against the fire
whose fuel is men and stones;
it is prepared for the disbelievers”
“The claim of the Qur’an, that it would baffle human efforts to produce its equal, is based on absolute truth. A Book completed in twenty-three years, dealing with every aspect of human life, and yet remaining free from any kind of discrepancy or even a slight variation, is in itself a miracle.” (Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, Introduction to the study of the Holy Qur’an, p.47).
“They desire to put out the light of Allāh
with their mouths, and Allāh will allow
nothing save the perfection of His light,
though the disbelievers are averse.
He (Allāh) it is Who sent His Messenger
(Mohammad) with guidance and the Religion
of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail
over all religions, though the polytheists
“Say: If you love Allāh, follow me:
Allāh will love you, and forgive you your sins.
And Allāh is Forgiving, Merciful.”
“And He (Allāh) is the Forgiving,
(Qur’an 3:30; 85:14)
Allāh loves us. Allah wants to guide us. Allāh wants us to be pure. Allāh wants us to have a life in Paradise. Allāh invites us in loving, compassionate terms to forgive us our sins; as he revealed to the Prophet Mohammad to convey to us: “Say, O My servants who have sinned against their souls, despair not of the mercy of Allāh; surely Allāh forgives all sins. Verily, He is Most Forgiving, Ever Merciful”–(Qur’an 39:53). Such is the expanse of Allāh’s mercy
(Please note: when checking Qur’anic references please check a few verses before or after the ones listed, as the numbering may vary among translators. I have mostly used Muhammad Ali and Yusuf Ali’s translations.
This presentation is not to denigrate Jesus; it is only a comment on the Gospels and on Christian’s teachings and claims. What is to borne in mind is that the Gospels are four books “according to” Matthew, Mark, Luke and John –not “according to” Jesus or God– and are the “King James Version” –not Jesus’ or God’s “Version.” As Maurice Bucaille states: “The abundance of literature concerning Jesus led the Church to make certain excisions while the latter was in the process of becoming organized. Perhaps a hundred Gospels were suppressed. Only four were retained and put on the official list of neo-Testament writings making up what is called ‘Canon’.”
For a history of the New Testament and the Old Testament read Maurice Bucaille’s The Bible, The Qur’an, And Science. The Bible itself conveys that it has been falsified; God revealed to the prophet Jeremiah to convey to the people: “How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes has made it into a lie”–Jeremiah 8:8. New American Standard Bible, 1985 edition).
Comment on Nonie Darwish’s work is divided into four parts (1) 1. Nonie Darwish-criticisms (2) 2. Nonie Darwish-Overview (3) 3. Nonie Darwish-Now They Call Me Infidel(4) 4. Nonie Darwish-Cruel And Usual Punishment.
On “June 13, 2010 at 10:47 AM,” an “Anonymous” visitor to Nonie Darwish’s website, having finished reading Ms. Darwish’s book “Cruel and Usual Punishment,” stated: “I would to read some Muslim write a retort to your book… point-by-point and not just an emotional outburst (such as death to “unbeliever”).“
In “reply” we stated that Muslims have written a “retort” to Ms. Darwish’s two books, see www.nogodbutallah.org. The website did not post our “reply.” Obviously “terrified” to let its visitors/readers know that Nonie Darwish’s books have been refuted. And “point-by-point.” (Those who endeavor to write should respect the dignity of writing and not be a cheap propagandist –in this case a cheap anti-Islam propagandist).
“Surely those who disbelieve spend
their wealth to hinder (people)
from the way of Allāh. So they will
go on spending it, then it will be to them
a regret, then they will be overcome.
And those who disbelieve will be
gathered together to hell.”
(a) Nonie Darwish claims that Saudi money is used to finance Islam abroad.
The question is whose money is being used to finance the millions of Christian missionaries around the world to snare unthinking people into drinking the mythical blood and eating the body of Jesus Christ (spiritual cannibalism)? Whose dollars are used to promote Secularism/”democracy” in the Middle-East?
And there is no system in the world that is more equitable and just than the Islamic system –Shari’ah! And, religiously, there is no religion that is superior to, or equal with, Islam !
Nonie Darwish states that the majority of Muslims do not know what is in their scriptures.
Doubtlessly. However, the majority of Muslims, if not all, know that the cardinal doctrines of Islam –Unity of God, Prayer, Charity, Fasting and Hajj– are clearly expressed in the Qur’an and conducive to reason.
The question is, do you, Ms. Darwish, and the majority of Christians, know what is in your Bible? And do you know what is not in your Bible that you have hung your soul on? Can you show in your Bible where God or Jesus says that mankind inherited sin from Adam/Eve? Can you show where God or Jesus says God sent Jesus to die for sinners? (John 3:16 is not about vicarious atonement, it is about miracles, read from verse one; moreover God says that every man shall die for his own sin–(Deut; 24:16; Ezek; 18:20; 2 Chron.25:4).
Can you show where in the Bible God said that He incarnated Himself as Jesus Christ to teach man. (If God came as man then he was not only a failure as the Jews did not accept him, but, according to this Christian belief God was a bigot, coming only for Jews).
As they delineate between Heaven and Hell Cardinal doctrines of a religion are to be clearly expressed and not left to the function of interpretation; much like a traveler would need to have his journey clearly mapped out lest he/she instead of arriving at Kennedy airport ends up at Kennedy Space Centre (Cape Canaveral). As noted in Nonie Darwish-criticisms, the cardinal doctrines of Christianity have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation; no logical foundation, and are repugnant to reason –these doctrines are assumed and propagated as Divine truths; Christians lie on God, they lie on Jesus, they blame the Devil; Christianity is evil, intolerant, backward, naked hate, and misogynistic; the Gospels portray Jesus as liar, hypocrite, and fraud.
The man and woman that govern by reason
have no alternative but to follow Islam!
(b) Nonie Darwish tries to denigrate Islam because the Prophet Mohammad fought with the “hand” of Allāh. Seemingly ignorant of the fact that three thousand years ago the Children of Israel also fought with the “hand” of God to not only occupy Palestine but to slaughter everything that breathed:
–“When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it…thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them, thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them”–(Deut. 7:1-2. See Josh. 12:1-6).
-“And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the Lord your God hath delivered them into your hand;” “and Joshua called for all the men of Israel…Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings… And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees.” “So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord God of Israel commanded…And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the Lord God of Israel fought for Israel;” “And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword”–(Josh. 10:19, 24, 26, 40-42; 6:21. Read Josh. chs. 10-12; Num. 21:24, 35; 31:17-18; Deut. 20:16-17; 1 Sam. 15:2-3, for slaughters by Joshua, Moses, and Saul).
As Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud (the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani) states in his revealing book Muhummed in the Bible that “all the blood shed in the wars of Badr, Ohud, and other campaigns led personally by the Prophet Muhammad, could not exceed one-hundredth of the blood shed by Joshua. Yet not a single instance of cruelty or injustice can be proved against the Apostle of Allāh. He was clement, noble, magnanimous, and forgiving.”
(c) Nonie Darwish also lamented over the Prophet Mohammad’s conquering the lands of the Middle-East. We do not know why. Nonie Darwish needs to voice her pain to her God of the Bible (as she does not believe in Allāh). Her God decrees that Muslims are to subjugate all the lands of the Middle-East. Prof. Dawud explains in his 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;23A 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).
Awe-spiring, isn’t it, Ms. Darwish, that backward Arabs/ Muslims with second and third rate armaments defeated the mighty and sophisticated Persian, Byzantine and Roman Empires? But the stage was set at Badr where a meager three hundred ill-equipped Muslims vanquished a thousand well-armed opponents. It’s all by the “Hands of Allāh,” Ms. Darwish. Just as in the case of David over Goliath and Moses over Pharaoh. And now Nonie Darwish wants Arabs/Muslims to contravene this decree of God for Muslims to have all of the Middle-east and let Jews have/own Palestine; and moreover, in the face of Jews violating their covenant with God. She has even started a support group for Jews to this effect, (Wait till you read her manifesto for this absurdity, dealt with later in sequence). If Jews only wanted a homeland they would have taken it in Uganda where the British government was giving them. But Jews covet Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims land. (There are Jews that are loyal to truth and justice).
Vive le Palestine libre!
Azad Philistine Zindabad!
Ashat Philistine Hurra!
Long live free Palestine!
Who will be the next Saladin?
(Allāh [and His noble Messenger] admonishes us to not ‘sectify’ ourselves: He, Allāh, will show us the truth of the matter in which we differ–Qur’an 4:92; 21:92; 30:31-32; 49:10; Bokhari Vol. 9, #’s 7, 83, 539; Qur’an 16:92; 39:46; 42:10. We must be the biggest maroons in creation if we believe we can defy Allāh [and His noble Messenger] and polarize ourselves and yet expect Allāh to give us Jannah. We are to uproot and incinerate the unGodly and disgraceful cancer of sectism and unite in all matters from economics to military. We are the best nation–Qur’an 2:143; 3:110; we are the people of hope–Qur’an 4:104; the Qur’an gives success–Qur’an 20:1-2; and “Allāh has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will surely make them rulers”–Qur’an 24:55. When we obey Allāh and His noble Messenger we Muslims are destined to be successful, victorious and triumphant).
(d) In response to Muslims’ objection to her use of the expression “radical Islam” or “political” Islam, Nonie Darwish states, “my answer to that is: Give me whatever term you want to describe Muslim terrorists and their supporters and those who hold the Koran with one hand and slaughter the innocent with the other, while chanting “Allahu Akbar.” Give me a term for such people and I will use that term. They cannot come up with any name to describe them.” (Now they call me infidel, p. 234).
Would Nonie Darwish refer to Christianity as “Sodo Christianity” because of Christians sodomizing young boys?
That Muslims forced religion with the sword Thomas Arnold states that “of any organised attempt to force the acceptance of Islam on the non-Muslim population, or of any systematic persecution intended to stamp out the Christian religion, we hear nothing. Had the caliphs chosen to adopt either course of action, they might have swept away Christianity as easily as Ferdinand and Isabella drove Islam out of Spain, or Louis XIV made Protestanism penal in France, or the Jews were kept out of England for 350 years. The Eastern Churches in Asia were entirely cut off from communion with the rest of Christendom, throughout which no one would have been found to lift a finger on their behalf, as heretical communions. So that the very survival of these Churches to the present day is a strong proof of the generally tolerant attitude of the Muhammadan governments towards them.” Lois and Lamya Al-Faruqui notes: “And yet, if the Muslims were so tolerant, the Christian persistently asks, why did their co-religionists flock to Islam by the millions? Of these co-religionists the Arabs were the smallest minority. The rest were Hellenes, Persians, Egyptians, Cyrenaicans, Berbers, Cypriots, and Caucasians.”24
And O’Leary De Lacy: “History makes it clear, however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.”25
Second. there is no “radical” Islam or “political” Islam. Islam has no prefix, in front or behind. And in the matter of the Holy Jihad for the liberation of Palestine and against foreign control of Muslim lands and resources there is no “radical” Muslim or Muslim “terrorist” either. America, Britain, France and Russia would not tolerate Muslims stealing their lands and giving it to another people and/or tolerate Muslims having control of their lands and/or resources. It is the height of arrogance and audacity to expect Muslims to tolerate that which they would not, and to pin “terrorist” labels on Muslims which labels they would not wear under the same situation.
Instead of raving and ranting against Islam and Muslims Nonie Darwish needs to direct her unholy crusade against the “radical foreigners” for their injustice against Muslims. (Nonie Darwish wants to know about terrorism she needs to read Prof. Noam Chomsky, Pirates And Emperors, Old and New, International Terrorism in the Real World. And also Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine). The theft of Palestine is the nucleus of the Muslim-West divide. Palestine is the moral, social, historical and spiritual heritage of Palestinians and all Muslims. Any Muslim who acquiesces to this foreign domination of Palestine is a traitor to Allāh and His noble Messenger; and will have to account for his/her betrayal.
(e) Nonie Darwish stressed that a Muslim’s life is controlled by Shari’ah. (Are the lives of Christians as well as the lives of other religionists not controlled by their law-book? And so is the life of anyone that wants to be a member of the army or any organization, he and she is to abide by the rules or leave).
However, Islam/Shari’ah does not “control” but regulates or guides our life in the best mould. Unlike other religions that are of merely rituals Islam is a “way of life” from birth to death. It teaches us how to clean, bathe, eat, pray, sleep etc, and even how to pray at the time of conjugal intimacy –when we shop we seek the best produce and item without bruise or defect how much more important it is that we seek the best of our most precious belonging, our child.
Allāh God, is solicitous of our welfare; has created us to have mercy on us, gives us freedom of choice, and implores us in loving compassionate terms to forgive us our sins:
-I, Allāh, am the Seer. A Book which We have revealed to thee that thou mayest bring forth men, by their Lord’s permission, from darkness into light, to the way of the Mighty, the Praised One”–(Qur’an 14:1).
-“Say: To whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth? Say: To Allāh. He has ordained mercy on Himself. He will certainly gather you on the Resurrection day — there is no doubt about it. Those who have lost their souls will not believe” –(Qur’an 6:12). “When Allāh had finished His creation, He wrote over His Throne: ‘My Mercy preceded My Anger’”–(Bokhari. Vol. 9, #501, 518, 643; Muslim Vol. 4, #6626).
-“We have truly shown him the way; he may be thankful or unthankful;” “Have We not given him (man) two eyes, And a tongue and two lips,And pointed out to him the two conspicuous ways?”–(Qur’an 76:3; 90:8-10).
-“Whoever does good, it is for his own soul; and whoever does evil, it is against it. And thy Lord is not in the least unjust to the servants;” “Whoever does good it is for himself, and whoever does evil, it is against himself; then to your Lord you will be brought back”–(Qur’an 41:56; 45:15).
-“Say: O My servants who have been prodigal regarding their souls, despair not of the mercy of Allah; surely Allāh forgives sins altogether. He is indeed the Forgiving, the Merciful” (Qur’an 39:53).
To charge that a Muslim’s life is controlled by Allāh’s law/ Shari’ah is crass ignorance.
Allāh loves us; Allāh wants to guide us; Allāh wants us to be pure; Allāh wants us to have a life in Paradise.
Contrastingly, while Ms. Darwish tried to revile Shari’ah and its alleged discrimination against women, she dare not look at the Christian “law.”
Whereas Allāh says that the Muslim man has “a degree” of superiority (in home affairs) over the wife (on account of him being the maintainer of the family) and the wife has rights as those against her. The Biblical command that she/woman (Nonie Darwish and all Biblical women) ‘shall be ruled over’ by her husband (to be in “ALL subjection” as Paul eloquently emphasized) straitjackets her and places her under the iron fist of her husband in all aspects and movements of her life –from the hair on her head to the skin of her toes, including her “genitals” (and whenever, wherever and however he pleases)– from the moment she says “I do” to him until her “till death do us part.” Though Christianity may not practice it –as it does not practice any of the other dictums to ‘stone to death’ etc. and yet they expect to sit with Jesus “on the right hand of God”– and Secularism may not tolerate it, the Christian’s God/Scripture demands it.
And while Nonie Darwish squanders irreplaceable hours trying to vilify Islam’s child custody judgment she neglects the welfare of her own daughter who lives under the shadow of the Biblical threat of her being sold by her father into slavery: “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not be freed as male slaves are”–(Ex. 21:7).(Ironically, in contrast to Christians who do not stone to death and “rule” over their women as the Bible commands, Muslims stone and subjugate their women against the teaching of Islam; and they expect for Allāh to grant them Jannah).
While Nonie Darwish asserts that there is “easy” divorce in Islam –and there is NO “easy” divorce in Islam- Christian women have no right to “divorce” –she is strangulated to marriage-misery to her death– and if the husband should divorce her and if she remarries she (as well as the former and latter husbands) is eternally stapled with the stigma of adulterer/ adulteress; Jesus (the Christian’s God and son of God says): “But 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. A survey should be carried out to learn how many such “adulterers” there are in Christendom. Notably, unlike Islam which prescribes alimony for the divorced wife and puts no prohibition to her remarrying, Jesus not only put stigma on the woman and man, he made no mention of alimony for the divorced wife. Also unlike Islam, the Christian’s God and son of God gave no prescription for child custody remedy but left it to the parents to slug it out. And slug it out in the secular court!)
As shown in Nonie Darwish-criticisms there is not only “easy” divorce in Christianity; the Christian man can divorce his wife just for finding “some uncleanness in her;” and if she is divorced or widowed from a second husband she is forbidden to remarry her former husband, and is regarded as being “defiled”–(Deut. 24:1-4).
Rather than try to find non-existent faults with Islam and Shari’ah (though the jurists need to reform their thinking) Nonie Darwish is to lament the hellish and brutal misogynistic system in which she has mortgaged her soul –both in the ephemeral and the eternal.
Muslim women who convert to Christianity believing that Christianity ameliorates their lot are 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. Such Muslim women need to learn Islam and confront their males over their transgression against the injunctions of Allāh. Christianity does not ameliorate the lot of women. Whereas Islam has ennobled women and given woman rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to paradise, Christianity has woman mired in disgrace and degradation from birth to death and even beyond. Christianity gives woman nothing but lifelong subjugation under the iron-fist of your husband, brands her as “transgressor,” “deceiver” and betrayer of man; makes her an object of sexual release, curses her as “defiler” of man all the way to the next world, and sets her up in marriage (misery) till “death” does she part (if her father does not first sell her into bondage).
(f) Nonie Darwish complains about Muslim students (on American campuses) trying to silence her from speaking against Islam.
No person is to be bullied or prevented from speaking about Islam (or any religion). Muslims are to know that there is no charge against Allāh, Islam, the Qur’an or the Prophet Mohammad that is not refutable. Islam, the Religion of wisdom, reason, argument and examples, does not seek to silence voices: Islam seeks to enhance mentality–(Qur’an 16:125). Those who do not agree with the views of others are to take up the pen or take to the podium: this is the civilized and the intelligent and the democratic approach. Islam is civility, intelligence, progress, and democracy. Muslims are to invest effort into learning Islam Muslims are urged to have a copy of Muhammad Ali’s translations of the Qur’an; his notes and commentaries are a King Solomon’s mine of information. His translation and perhaps his comprehensive work The Religion Of Islam and his Early Caliphate can be viewed at www.muslim.org and Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din’s Introduction to the Study of the Holy Qur’an, Open Letters to the Bishops of Salisbury and London, The Sources of Christianity and M.A. Faruqui’s Crumbling of the Cross from http://aaiil.org/text/acus/islam/aishahage.shtml.
To restate, Nonie Darwish complains about Muslim students (on American campuses) trying to silence her from speaking against Islam. But she has nothing to say about the efforts being made on American campuses to silence criticism of “Israel.” No man or nation is beyond reproach!
If some nations should criminalize criticism of, say, Hamas, Iran, China, North Korea, Egypt, perhaps Nonie Darwish would be the first to bring the sky down onto the heads of these nations. Perhaps Nazi Germany prided itself above criticism. Truth is not criticism! Truth is not anti-Israel! Truth is not anti-Semitism! Truth is truth! Whoever wants his virtue extolled and his vice suppressed needs to cultivate dignity and maturity. (Perhaps the wise and the just view criticism not as demonizing but as purifying –helping to better one’s self). Which brings to mind the words of one poet (quoting from memory): The mouth is muzzled by the food it eats.
(g) As stated, Nonie Darwish also confuses Secularism with Christianity. She attributes America’s and Europe’s material progress to Christian teachings. But Christian teachings as enshrined in the Gospels are not only absurd and hatred and evil, Christian teachings/Christianity is backward and an enemy to knowledge.
Regarding Muslims’ comments that Americans and Europeans, because of their good character and “high moral code,” are “true Muslims.” Nonie Darwish states: “I wanted to yell, “No, they are Christians, let us not claim their culture to ourselves.” This is a form of piracy and falsifying reality.”
First. regardless of whatever a person calls himself/herself All People Are Muslims. In His Qur’an Allāh revealed that He created man in the best of make and in the nature for him to be/do good. So if Americans and Europeans have good character and “high moral code” (and whether they believe in God or not) it is only a reflection of the nature in which we are created.
Allāh also enjoins on us to give justice even if it be against our own self or family. Thus Muslims praising the Americans and Europeans is not “piracy and falsifying reality” but the giving of “justice” as required by Allāh God. (Talk about paranoia).
Second. No, Ms. Darwish, Christian’s may have “high moral code” (and some Hindus and atheists and even Muslims also have “high moral code”), but it is not “Christian’s culture that is the product of America’s and Europe’s progress it is that of secularist’s culture (gleaned from the lofty precepts of Islam).
There is nothing in the Gospels (or Old Testament) to foster material progress. Jesus counseled his people to shovel treasures in heaven instead of on earth; that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter in heaven; to not worry what you will eat and wear tomorrow God will send as He provides for the birds and flowers; such Christian’s Divine sprinklings is no potion for material progress but a recipe for stagnation and disaster. If America and/or Europe should return to Church teachings they would plummet from the pinnacle of progress like a lead ball into the black hole of backwardness. As Khwaja kamal-ud-Din rightly surmises: “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.” (For full text see Christianity-enemy to knowledge).
Also, the view that Muslims freedom in the West is due to Christian tolerance is a colossal myth. This Western 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 also its rage on the intellectual front knew no boundary. (For details see item [d] above).
(h)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.””26
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 also was 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 in (c) 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 laterIsraelites (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 Resurrection–(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-necked-ness” 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 [in (c)] 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,27 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 would be of no surprise if knowledgeable Arabs should tell you that you need to change the name of your support group “Arabs For Israel” (AFI) to (DAFI).
(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; 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 ape 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!)
(i) Nonie Darwish grieved, and rightly so, over the some three thousand victims of 9/11. But there is not a sniffle from her over the tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi’s killed from American (and Allies) aggression; which is based on the insidious ‘Iraq killing Kuwait babies’ stage production and Saddam Hussein’s phantom Weapons of Mass Destruction. Nor is there a whimper from her about the half-a-million Iraqi babies that died (killed?) because of unjustified sanctions against Iraq.
Where are your vociferous condemnation and calls for those who perpetrate these lies and savagery to be hauled before the ICJ (International Court of Justice?) Which again brings to mind the words of the poet: The mouth is muzzled by the food it eats.
(j) Nonie Darwish states that she “renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the war on terror.”
That you renounced Jihad is not surprising, considering that you do not know one end of Jihad from the other. There are various forms of Jihad. The least of which is the noble armed striving.
While a citizen is expected to be patriotic, aiding one’s government in evil/aggression is not patriotism it is complicity. As noted on the Internet, the U.S. has overthrown governments of some fourteen countries –Hawaii; Cuba; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Nicaragua; Honduras; Iran; Guatemala; South Vietnam; Chile; Grenada; Panama; Afghanistan; Iraq– and since the end of World War II has assassinated or involved in plots to assassinate some forty individuals.
Patriotism and friendship must not compromise truth and justice. This is true moreso of the devotee of God: “Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked;” “And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous”–(Ex. 23:7; 23:8).
(America stole Palestine and gave it to Jews and for more than six torturous decades have aided in this monumental and grotesque obscenity against the native Palestinians; has overthrown governments; assassinated or was involved in; invaded and destructed. And she claims “In God we trust.” Imagine America’s actions if she was trusting in Satan. Surely, America does not believe that she can commit injustice and “trust” that God would forgive her. If such is America’s belief America needs to revisit Scriptures: God does not condone or support evil and injustice and He does not forgive incorrigible offenders. And when God destroys an evil people there is no return for her).
It is not presumptuous to say that all civil people renounce terror/terrorism. However, there is no terror/terrorism in Islam. Fighting the occupier(s) and usurper of your land and his helper(s) is not terror/terrorism: it is heroism! (If you want to know about terror/terrorism read Prof. Noam Chomsky, Pirates and Emperors, International Terrorism in the real world, Old and New. Read also Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine).
Before Palestine was stolen from Arabs/Muslims there was no Islamic/Arab/Muslim terror/terrorism; before America began running around the world like a “wild ass of a man”28 wanting to control Muslim’s lands and oil there was no Islamic/Arab/ Muslim “terrorism.”
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).
(k) In the wake of the theft of Palestine Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser appointed Nonie Darwish’s father as head of a military unit in Gaza, Occupied Palestine. Her father was killed by Jews from an exploding package. Nonie Darwish blames Nasser/Egyptian government for her father’s death (the reasoning being if her father was not sent to Gaza he would not have been killed).
While it is painful for a child to lose her father (or mother) –and we have to be separated from them at one point; and the best of death is death in the service of Allāh (which is service in cause of truth and justice)– your father was not only a hero he is a martyr –recipient of the highest reward in Paradise, a station that no Jew or Christian that rejects Mohammad can ever hope to attain. (Don’t you consider dying for Christ to be your highest goal? though Church teachings are antiChrist).
However, it was not the Egyptian government/Nasser that killed your father: it was the Jews who killed him. Had Jews not covet Arab/Muslim land and had America (through her diplomatic thuggery at the UN) not stolen Palestine from Arab/Muslims and given it to Jews there would have been no need for this military outpost in Gaza and your father would not have been stationed in Gaza and would perhaps yet be alive. You need to smash them rose-“colored glasses” astride your nose and see the picture through the Divine-required “reason.” (Your Jewish idols must be roaring their heads off at your naiveté).
(l) In America Nonie Darwish converted to Christianity.
While Allāh has given Ms. Darwish (and everyone else) the right to their choice, Nonie Darwish’s charges against Islam and praises for Christianity is evidence that she knows nothing about Islam and knows even less about Christianity. Nonie Darwish converted to Christianity after listening to a pastor quoting St.(?) Paul‘s expression that “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
A poignant and universal sentiment no doubt (though Jesus taught the opposite of loves, sending fire and sword and division on earth and among the family).
But does Christianity emulate these lofty ideals? Here again is the pastor’s recitation of Paul’s expression with my comments (in italics):
-Love is patient (Jesus wasn’t patient, he charged God as having forsaken him though God did save him from death on the cross),
-love is kind (Jesus tells people to let the dead bury the dead (though he resurrects Lazarus and others) and he lambastes the Jews as “fools” and “serpents” and “vipers” and cursed the people of Capernaum, Bethsaida and Chorazin for not accepting him. Mohammad grieved for and prayed for his enemies).
–It (love) does not envy, it does not boast (Jesus boasted of having power to lay down his life and take it up again),
-it (love) is not proud. It is not rude (Jesus was rude to his mother addressing her as “woman what have I to do to thee;” Mohammad tells us that Paradise lies at the feet of our mothers);
-it (love) is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered (Jesus cursed to death a blameless and innocent fig tree. And ordered that his enemies against his rule be brought and slain; even though these enemies would not necessarily militate against him),
-it (love) keeps no record of wrongs (God keeps record of wrongs; and to know Christians say God is love);
-Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth (the Bible is loaded with “God’s” and Jesus’ “evil;” Jesus says to agree quickly with your adversary lest he throws you in jail, and which agreement would entail agreeing with “evil;” Jesus filled a herd of swine with two thousand devils causing the pigs to drown and loss of property to the piggers);
-It (love) always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres (Jesus did not “trust” in God to save him from death on the cross but charged God as having “forsaken” him, though God did save him –as noted in inherited sin. And evil also always “perseveres”: look at Satan).”
This is the same Paul (that the pastor quoted) who advocates gross misogyny (Christianity-Women of) and what may be called anti-Arabism –that Hagar’s children are born slaves and that they persecute Jews (Ishmael and Paul).
Nonie Darwish was also impressed with the pastor’s praying “for everyone in the Middle East –Muslims. Jews and Christians” (it would be no surprise if this pastor supports sending bombs to so-called “Israel” to keep Palestinians from reclaiming their land because he expects his God/son of God, Jesus, to light down from heaven at Jerusalem. Much like America saying “In God we trust” and overthrowing other people’s governments [and even assassinating or involved in] and stealing and invading Muslim lands –Palestine and Iraq, respectively).
Darwish was also enamored by the Gospel’s “Love your neighbor as you love yourself” –and Love also has a harsh side, as in disciplining and correcting incorrigible offenders. I would like to see all the affluent Christians express this “love of neighbor” and buy their poor neighbors a Mercedes, etc; as they have. The Prophet Mohammad taught us that our neighbor is our first family– as well as Jesus’ saying to “love enemies” (though Jesus ordered that his enemies be brought to his feet and slain which clearly is hypocrisy, and which is a sin –Luke.19:27).
Talk about Nonie Darwish buying pig in a bag! That’s all the pastor’s sermon is –talk! As its doctrines and history attest Christianity is evil, intolerant, backward, naked hate, and misogynistic.
That Jesus-loves us is Christian’s lip-talk and claptrap! –It is not love to regard non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine” and to preach in parables so they would not understand and be saved (that’s right, Ms. Darwish, the man you worship as God/son of God and vicarious atoner regards you and all other Arabs as “dogs” and “swine” and couched his sayings in parables so you would not understand and be saved).
The Church/Christianity has always been an enemy to knowledge and the “other”. Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is highly overblown and riddled with absurd doctrines.
Moreover, there is nothing non-violent about Jesus. Jesus may not have been in a physical position to engage in violence in order to subjugate his “enemies” to rule (nor was he persecuted and hounded into war as Mohammad was) but Jesus’ exhortations as noted in the Gospels are clear “warmongering.” After all, as the Bible/Moses aptly declares: “The Lord is a man of war”–(Exodus 15:3. Also Joel 3:8-10 where God even sells sons and daughters and ordered the Gentiles to “Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears”). And as Christians say that Jesus is God, then Jesus, according to the Bible, is a warmonger. In fact Jesus counsels murder: “He that is not with me is against me”–(Matt. 12:30. (And a person can be neutral. Again, these people was/is not “ruthless” on Jesus; they only did/do not believe in him). “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me”–(Luke 19:27). (and a person can be against Jesus’ rule and yet not militate against him; and thus they would not be against him). If these two teachings of Jesus were implemented some five billion people who do not accept him as Divine or vicarious atoner would be slaughtered. Perhaps these are the rteachings that gave birth to the murderous Crusades to convert or decimate the Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem and the natives of the Americas.
If one is to “love” unconditionally, Nonie Darwish should
-tell Jews to “love” the Palestinians and leave Palestine;
–tell America not to slaughter but to “love” Al-Qaeda and Talibans;
-tell Britain she should not have routed the Argentines but to “love” and return the Falklands Island to them;
-tell the Allies of World War II they were wrong to liberate France and should now return the Nazis to power with “love;”
-tell the Dalai Lama not to advocate against China but to “love” China and bless them to have Tibet;
–should scold America, Britain, France and Canada about their bombing of Libya/Ghadafi (after all Ghadafi was only following Jesus in slaying his “enemies” who did not want him to rule) and, as their expression of “love,” return Libya to Ghadafi’s family.
It is Islam (not to be confused with some Muslims) as its doctrines and history attest that is peace, tolerance, progress and love. In this matter of “love” and “love thine enemies,” Mohammad not only preached love, mercy and forgiveness but in the greatest demonstration of love, mercy and forgiveness the world has ever known he, unlike Jesus who ordered that his enemies be slain, upon his conquering of Makkah, forgave his most horrid persecutors: “It is related that the Prophet took hold of the two sides of the gate of the Ka’ba on the day of the conquest of Makkah and said to the Quraish: How do you think I should treat you? They said: We hope for good, a noble brother and the son of a noble brother. Then he said: I say as my brother Joseph said: “No reproof be against you this day”(Rz)”29 No inquisition. No incrimination. No confession. No rancor. Only lofty words of benevolence and nobility -“No reproof be against you this day”! Mohammad not only prayed for the deceased Muslim, but prayed for the idolater; saying: “if I knew that if I asked forgiveness for him more than seventy times, he would be forgiven, I would ask it for more times than that”–(Qur’an 9:84, 113. Bokhari Vol. 6, #193, 194).
Such is the expanse of the “love” of enemies, mercy, forgiveness and magnanimity of this wonderful man Mohammad.
As noted above, it is the Divine requirement that one governs himself and herself by reason. As they delineate between Heaven and Hell, cardinal doctrines of a religion are to be clearly expressed and not left to the function of interpretation –much like a person undertaking a journey would need to have his journey clearly mapped out; lest he/she ends up at Cape Kennedy/Canaveral instead of at Kennedy airport.
If you have an inquiring mind, as you seem to project, you would apply “reason” and conclude that:
-God or the “son of God” does not need to eat “Butter and honey” so that he may be able to “refuse the evil, and choose the good”–(Isaiah 7:14-15);
-Jesus could not be son of God when God decreed he is only to be “CALLED” son of God, and when the Bible is pregnant with sons and daughters of God?–(Luke 1:35). (And ‘son of God’ belief is a remnant of Paul‘s paganism.30 “To-day it is an establish verity that Church theology was only an assimilation of Paganism: what an irony of fate, that those who called others heathens should have turned out to be heathens themselves in their beliefs!”) 31
-Jesus could not be God when only his “NAME” means God with us?–(Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:23). Christians/Paul reduced “God”/“son of God” to a “sin,” a “curse” and “lower than the angels”–(2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; Heb. 2:9).
-God, being the merciful and forgiving, does not have to enter (as a sperm? and how or whose?) into the womb of a woman He created, spent nine months inside the unclean abode (leaving the universe without a God) nourished on her liquid, passed through the various stages –from a sperm into a clot, a lump of flesh, taking on bones, and into a babe– emerged from her vagina, suckled her breast, be pinned in diaper, circumcised, ate, drank, slept, and answered the calls of nature, to be killed by the Jews in order to forgive sins. (And there is no place in the Bible where God or Jesus says that God incarnated Himself as Jesus. And which claim is blasphemy of the highest order. And blasphemers against God, as Jesus says, will have “eternal damnation”–(Mark 3:29).
-God, being the Omniscient does not have come as man to experience life as man. (And there is no place in the Bible where God or Jesus says this. Why then say things about God for which He gave no authority?)
-God does not need to come as man to teach man –only man can serve as an example for man; (a baboon in whatever suit is still a baboon). And there is no place in the Bible where God or Jesus says this. Moreover, if God came as man then he was not only a failure as the Jews did not accept him, but, according to this Christian belief God was a bigot, coming only for Jews.
-Mary, a woman created by God could not be ‘mother of God.”
-God who is First and Creator of all could not have a mother.
-God Who is Just would not put Adam’s/Eve’s sin onto other people, (there is no place in the Bible where God or Jesus says mankind inherited sin from Adam/Eve); to say that God put one person’s sin onto others is to attribute injustice to God; this is blasphemy!
-God did not send Jesus to be killed for the sins of others (there is no place in the Bible where God or Jesus says that God sent Jesus to be vicarious atoner –John 3:16 is not about crucifixion; it is about miracles; read from verse one). To say that God sent Jesus to be killed for whatever reason is to make God complicit in murder; this is blasphemy! Moreover, no one can bear the moral and spiritual burden of another. ‘Your physician chopping off his head cannot cure you of your headache;’ someone taking food cannot alleviate your hunger; someone taking laxative cannot free you of constipation. Every person has to strive for his own moral and spiritual upliftment.
Jesus was only a man and messenger of God sent to minister only to the Children of Israel and to give the good news of the coming of the Comforter who would guide into “all truth” and whom all are to follow. And this Comforter, as shown, is none other but the Prophet Mohammad and the Qur’an is the Book of “all truth.” (That after the make-believe resurrection Jesus said to preach the Gospel to all nations, these verses of Matthew and Mark are shown to be forgeries in the Bible. Jesus’ mission was wholly and solely to preach to the Jews). Only the peripheral Muslim and the unthinking would embrace the useless and unGodly crucifix (or follow any other religion).
Rather than consign your soul to the flames of Hell, it would serve you well to learn Islam and confront the men-folk of your society over their transgression of the injunctions of Allah.
(m) Nonie Darwish berates Imams for preaching “hate” of Jews and Christians in the Mosques; and Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser for rallying Arab nations to liberate Palestine from its Jewish occupiers.
Whereas Imams only preached hate, according to the Bible God even practiced “hate” and even against the innocent children: “visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that HATE me”–Deut. 5:9). And Jesus regarded non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine” –(Matt. 7:6; 15:26) As the “perfect” God and His “son” can preach hate and not be censured, then surely, imperfect man can be excused for doing so.
(The Toronto Star in its Editorial, No room for hate, Friday, May 18, 2012, notes that a Toronto Madressah was closed after its website “referred to Jews as “treacherous” and “crafty” and accused them of “conspiring to kill the Prophet Muhammad.”” Which is considered as “anti-semitic material” and “anti-Jewish statement.”
This is utter crud! Truth is not “hate!” Truth is not “anti-semitic!” Truth is not “anti-Jewish!” Truth is Truth! As their history in Islam testifies, Jews were not only “treacherous” and “crafty” and sought to kill the Prophet Muhammad; Jews were so inimical towards the Prophet they –when asked for their judgment by the Makkans as to whether Makkan religion was better than that which Muhammad was preaching– betrayed their Sheema (which teaches pure monotheism as Islam) and chose Idolatry over Muhammad’s monotheism.
In the Bible God says that Jews are “treacherous” and “rebellious” and “stiffnecked” and made them wander in the wilderness for forty years till their carcasses were wasted, and Jesus labeled Jews as an “evil and adulterous generation” and poured all the righteous blood from Adam down to Barachias onto their heads, consigned them to the greater damnation of hell and said that the kingdom of God shall be taken from them and given to another people. Will it be charged that the Bible promotes “hate” of Jews and is “anti-semitic” and call for its removal from synagogues and even from the face of Canada?
The Bible also calls for death to homosexuals and witches and adulterers and the damsel that does not bleed on her wedding night, to beat children, to enslave “heathen” neighbors, and gave a host of misogynistic decrees. Will it be charged that the Bible promotes “hate” of these people and call for it to be banned from publication?
Jesus also refers to non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine” and even preached in parables so these “dogs” and “swine” will not understand and be saved, and calls for the slaying of his enemies that do not want him to rule (which would mean that some six billion people would have to be slaughtered). Will it be charged that this is anti-Arabism and anti-Gentilism and that they be removed from the Bible? Would Muslims and other Gentiles not be justified in calling for their removal from the Bible?
If recounting history is “hate” and “anti-semitic” then the holocaust memorials would have to be obliterated and the Ten Commandments movie incinerated for being anti-German and anti-Egyptian, respectively. And all publications will have to stop flooding us with holocaust stories.
Those who charge that truth is “hate” and “anti-semitic” are anti-Truth! While, rightly, there is “No room for hate,” there is also no room for Jewish absurdity that their history in Islam –a history shaped by their own hearts and heads and hands– is “hate” and “anti-semitic.” Those who want their virtues extolled and their vices suppressed need to cultivate dignity and maturity).
So Imams are preaching “hate” of Jews and Christians in the Mosques. And what do Jews preach/print about Arabs in their medium? Jews do worse than ridicule Arabs. Read Prof. Edward Said The Question of Palestine. In fact, Jewish fathers claim that they are the “most superior of all races.”(You can imagine what they think about Arabs, which includes you, Ms. Darwish).
Jews schemed to dispossess Palestinians of their lands and massacred them to effect this (and to this day are subjecting Palestinians to gross abuses and humiliation) and Christians –America, Britain, France and other “Christian” nations at the UN– stole Palestine from Arabs/Muslims and gave it to Jews (and Christians support this barbaric travesty because they expect their “God” and/or “son of God,” Jesus, to light down from heaven at Jerusalem –maybe this time Jews will not wait to nail him to the cross, they will take him out mid-flight with one of those “Christian”-American “patriot missile” or a laser-guided one).
And now Muslims/Arabs are to heap words of honor on this Jewish and Christian transgression and abomination? If you believe so go tell Britain she should not have sailed halfway round the globe to boot the Argentines off the Falklands Islands; tell France she should not have had the Allies rout the Nazis; tell America she should not be chasing al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein and Talibans (and Saddam Hussein and Talibans did not transgress against America); tell the Dalai Lama he should not be canvassing to have China vacate Tibet. (And whereas Nonie Darwish berates Imams for preaching against Jews, Muslims, because of a handful flying planes into American buildings, are tortured and jailed without charge and even tried without ever seeing their accusers. Where is Nonie Darwish’s pen and mouth against this gruesome inhumanity? Is your mouth “muzzled by the food it eats”?)
And you, Ms. Nonie Darwish (and your supporters), what would you do if a foreigner comes and helps your neighbor kick you out of your house (or shoves you into the basement) and takes over your property, would you sing “hosanna! hosanna!” to your neighbor and shower him with praises or vociferate against him and fight to boot him out and even have your brothers and sisters and family-circle help you drive him out? Why then carp at Nasser for doing exactly what you (and your supporters and every other individual) would do? Those who want their virtues extolled and their vices suppressed need to cultivate dignity and maturity.
At the time of the 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. No Queen or King or President or Prime Minister or Immigration Minister or Prince or Peasant or MPP or doctor or lawyer or American or Englishman or Frenchman or Canadian or Jew would want for himself or herself this monumental and grotesque obscenity that is being foisted upon the fearless and forbearing Palestinians! Palestinians are not to suffer for Europe’s shame!
Those who criticize and condemn Palestinians and their supporters for liberating their land must put their dignity [if they have] where their mouths are; they must suffer what the Palestinians have suffered (and continue to suffer for six torturous decades now) –they must give half of their belongings to the homeless and demand that their government give fifty-six percent of their country to the native people or to an ethnic population for their national homeland.
Palestinians homes, lands, and country are to be returned to them! If there is any cause worthy of our stand, if there is any cause on which to immortalize our names it is the cause of the Palestinians. Truth and Justice forever!
And whether he/she is Christian or Muslim or atheist, Arabs who support “Israel” are traitors to themselves, land and people. Such Arabs may revel for a while in the accolades of the transgressor(s) they idolize; but their infamous memories will forever be trodden upon in the dust of disgrace. And Muslims who support or acquiesce to this foreign domination of Palestine are traitors to Allāh and His Messenger and to Muslims and to themselves. Palestine is the moral, social, historical and spiritual heritage of Palestinians and all Muslims!
Vive le Palestine libre!
Azad Philistine Zindabad!
Ashat Philistine Hurra!
Long live free Palestine!
Who will be the next Saladin?