So the Islamic State has now used their alleged beheadings of two Americans, James Foley and Stephen Joel Sotloff and British citizen, David Haines to send a message in its war against the West but Islam is not Islamic.
Even though the Islamic State has waged an ethnic and religious cleansing campaign against the Assyrian Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen and Shabaks, Islam is not Islamic. (sarcasm)
…Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser, currently in Iraq, said: ‘The Islamic State is carrying out despicable crimes and has transformed rural areas of Sinjar into blood-soaked killing fields in its brutal campaign to obliterate all trace of non-Arabs and non-Sunni Muslims….
Islamic ideologues across the globe, radical and otherwise, are desperately attempting to distance themselves with faux protestations that the Islamic State is not Islamic. Well, are they?
Islam has a bloody past that dates back centuries. Moreover, savagery is the nature of the beast. They are and always will be savages.
Islam, the Religion of Peace has a compilation of verses from the Koran that promotes violence against non-Muslims (excerpts below) on their website.
Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help….”
Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle….
And that’s just the Koran but the Islamic State is not Islamic?
Connecting the Dots, Arutz Sheva, Joe David. H/t Midnight Watcher’s Blogspot.
Call the enemy what you like – radicals, fundamentalists, Islamic terrorists, jihadists, or, historically, just plain Muslims. Connect the dots to their past activities, and you will uncover a disturbing pattern: a fanatical commitment to eliminating infidels….
In 622 AD, Mohamed, a camel driver, saw the light. It was revealed to him through the divine voice of Gabriel while he was in a religious trance, worshipping in a cave. From 622 AD until his death in 632 AD, Mohamed followed this light and inspired others to do the same. During the subsequent wars, designed to expand Mohamed’s control in the Arabian Peninsula, he and his followers slaughtered non-believers, kidnapped women and children, and stole their land and gold.
· After his death, his followers continued in his footsteps. Through war, they spread Islam beyond the borders of the Arabian Peninsula into India, North Africa, and even Spain.
· In 732 AD, Charles Martel halted Muslim advances into Europe during the Battle of Tours, France. This defeat in Europe, though, didn’t end Islamic expansion; the Muslims continued to crush the infidels in other areas of the world, taking advantage of every opportunity available to them to murder and enslave….
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Armenian & Greek Genocide by Turkish Muslims against Christians
As the Ottoman empire gradually disintegrated, formerly subject peoples including the Greeks, Serbs and Romanians achieved their long-awaited independence. Only the Armenians and the Arabs of the Middle East remained stuck in the backward and nearly bankrupt empire, now under the autocratic rule of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. Ottoman misrule had made the Armenians, a prosperous minority despite its political disadvantages, sympathetic to Russia. Between 1894 and 1896 over 100,000 inhabitants of Armenian villages were massacred during widespread pogroms conducted by the Sultan’s special regiments.
Sultan Abdul-Hamid II known in history as the “Red Sultan” carried out a series of massacres of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. The worst of the massacres occurred in 1895, resulting in the death of 100,000 to 300,000 civilians, and leaving tens of thousands destitute. Most of those killed were men. In many towns, the central marketplace and other Armenian-owned businesses were destroyed, usually by conflagration….
During the Armenian Genocide, the Christian missionaries were often threatened with death and were unable to help the people. Diplomats from the still neutral United States communicated their blunt assessments of the ongoing government actions. U.S. ambassador to Turkey, Henry Morgenthau, reported to Washington: ‘When the Turkish authorities gave the orders for these deportations, they were merely giving the death warrant to a whole race…’
The Allied Powers (Great Britain, France, Russia) responded to news of the massacres by issuing a warning to Turkey: ‘…the Allied governments announce publicly…that they will hold all the members of the Ottoman Government, as well as such of their agents as are implicated, personally responsible for such matters….’
Kinana ibn al Rabi tortured and murdered by Muhammad the Prophet and Muslims, Here, Muhammad and Muslims are torturing Kinana the husband of Safiyah to reveal the location of the Bani Nadir Jewish tribal funds.
Safiyah, the Jewish Wife of Muhammad
The following is the story of Safiyah Bint Huyai Ibn Akhtab, the Jewish woman who was captured when Muhammad’s troops attacked Khaibar and brought her to the Prophet as part of his share of the booty. Muhammad ordered Kinana, the young husband of Safiyah to be tortured to death to make him reveal the whereabouts of the treasure of the town. On the very nigh of that murder, he took Safiyah to his bed and claimed her as his trophy. This story is reported by Tabari in detail. It can also be found in Sira of Ibn Ishaq. The following is reported in the Book of Tabaqat, compiled by Ibn Sa’d. Two years earlier, Muhammad had beheaded Huyai, the father of Safiyah along with 900 men of Bani Quraiza.
Huyai Ibn Akhtab, the father of Safiyah was the leader of the Bani Nadir, one of the Jewish tribes of Medina. Muhammad’s followers had killed a couple of Arabs with whom Muhammad had signed a peace treaty. He decided to pay the blood money to the families of the victims who were killed by error. He went to the Bani Nadir asking them to pay that money. This was a strange request since the Jews had nothing to do with those murders. However, the Jews were afraid of Muhammad. He had banished another Jewish tribe, the Bani Qainiqa and they feared this may happen to them too….
The history of Islam is as violent as it is despicable. The ideology of which is anything but a religion of peace thereby refuting all claims that the Islamic state is not Islamic.
Finally, while I can’t stand that buffoon, Bill Maher, he got this one right.
Source: Bible Probe, Steve Keohane.
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Image Source: Safiyah, the Jewish Forced Bride of Prophet Muhammad, Iran Politics Club, Dr. Ali Sina, September 6, 2012.