I had a discussion with a Muslim who argued, “Muslims don’t worship black stone of Kaba. They worship only Supreme God, Allah. Black stone is foundation stone of Ka’ba. It is not idol.” He then went on berating Hindus for worshipping animals and statues and called me misguided. Here is my reply.
Every building rest on a foundation and before the invention of concrete all buildings were made of stone and they had at least four corner stones. However no one circumambulates around them touches them and kiss them. The Islamic ritual of hajj is stone worship, the most primitive form of idolatry.
Rightfully the greatest defenders of freedom were the generation that fought the Nazis during Second World War. They came from farms, towns, villages, cities—aged 17, 18, 19 and so on—to sacrifice their lives to save our civilization from the threat of the fascistic and racist Nazi dictatorship. Furthermore, after that great victory, these patriots were immediately plunged into defending the freedom of Western Civilization from the totalitarian ideology of Communism.
Today our freedom and democracy are under threat from the fascistic and murderous 1400-year-old ideology of Islam that seeks to destroy all religions, conquer all nations, subjugate or murder all kafirs who refuse to convert to Islam, and destroy all democratic constitutions and freedoms, replacing them with the totalitarian Sharia Law.
In the face of this grave new threat, new brave defenders of freedom have emerged to defend Western Civilization and preserve democracy and freedom. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, Wafa Sultan, Brigette Gabriel, Geert Wilder, Pamella Geller, Robert Spencer, and Bill Warner are to name few among those brave new fighters. These brave men and women risk their lives in the defence of liberty so that our children, the future generations, can enjoy living their life as free citizens with full equality, and right to 'Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness'.
Unlike the hadith collections, which were subjected to thorough scientific scrutiny by different scholars in different places and at different times, the Muslims never subjected the Quran to any form of scientific examination. On the contrary, they are warned against it because scientific studies are based on doubts, which is unacceptable to Muslims who are not supposed to have any doubts about the Quran. It is essential in Islam not to doubt the divine origin of the Quran and its preservation by Allah himself. To boost their confidence, Muslims learn to recite this verse as evidence of Allah’s promise to protect his book from corruption:
Q. 15:9 “it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian”
PROPAGANDA VS REALITY IN ISLAM
Islamic propaganda machine succeeded largely in its mission of shadowing the evils of Islam and its prophet. This has unfortunately continued for the past fourteen hundred years. It got a bit of hammering since the invention of the internet. Thanks to our scientists, internet has provided us the opportunity to understand the deceptive political ideology of Islam hiding behind the religious mask.
April 24, 2015 will be the 100th anniversary of one of the worst human massacres in history: The genocide of the Armenian Christians by the Islamic Ottoman Empire.
Much will be written about this cruel tragedy on its 100th aniversary but few will declare that this was a holy act of Jihad for the Muslim Ottoman Turks, inspired by dictates of the holy Quran and Sunna of Prophet Muhammad. Ürgüplü Hayri, the Shaykh al-Islam of the Ottoman Caliphate, issued a fatwah in November 1914 saying: “The massacre of unbelievers who rule over us whether they are found in public or private places is now our duty, as it is said in Allah’s words, ‘Take them and kill them wherever you find them.’”
The foundation for the massacre was laid out by the Prophet of Islam in the year 627 AD through the Massacre of Banu Quraiza Jews, beheadeding 700 to 900 men and boys. What makes Muhammad's massacre of the Jews worse than Hitler's is that Muhammad utilized alleged sanction from Allah to carry it out, which is laid out in the Quran (33:26): “And He brought those of the People of the Scripture who supported them down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some ye slew, and ye made captive some.”
Genocide in Four Horrific Phases
1) Fatwah to massacre unbelievers – Once the Ottoman Empire entered World War I with the Germany, the Islamic Caliphate (Shaykh al-Islam Ürgüplü Hayri) issued a fatwah in November, 1914, calling on Muslims throughout the Empire to engage in jihad against their enemies. “The massacre of unbelievers who rule over us whether they are found in public or private places is now our duty, as it is said in Allah’s words, ‘Take than and kill them wherever you find them.’”
2) Arrest and Assassination of Armenian leaders – On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Minister of the Interior Talaat Pasha ordered the arrest of 235 to 270 Christian Armenian leaders of Constantinople -- clergymen, physicians, editors, journalists, lawyers, teachers, politicians, and others. Arrests continued until 2,345 Armenian notables were detained, and eventually they were all deported or assassinated for the crime of being Christians. None of them had any political or subversive connections.
WHAT MAKES FRIDAY HOLIER IN ISLAM?
As usual, Muhammad would sure give ridiculous reasons for his declaration of Friday as a sacred day in Islam. The Jews and Christians had observed Saturday and Sunday respectively as sacred for centuries before Islam's birth. After the failure of his 13-year mission to become the leader of Mecca, Muhammad migrated to Medina with the intention of becoming its leader. Jews were the dominant and prosperous community there, and Muhammad adopted almost all religious customs of the Jews. He observed fasting and offered spacial prayer on Saturdays facing toward the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. He tried his utmost to convince the Jews to accept him as their leader, but they flatly rejected him:
Narrated by Ibn Abbas, “The Prophet used to copy the people of the Scriptures (Jews & Christians) in matters in which there was no order from Allah.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 7:799)
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Had only ten Jews (amongst their chiefs) believe me, all the Jews would definitely have believed me." (Sahih Al-Bukhari 5:58:277)
Ayaan is a very brave woman, who lived through the horrors of Islam. In her famous book, Infidel, she details her life as a Muslim, including the horrifying details of her circumcision. Amidst death-threats from Al-Qaeda, she was forced out of the Netherlands by the government on the flimsy excuse of falsifying her immigration papers.
In Part 1 of this article, Islam and Its Reformation by Muhammad, discussing Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s latest book, Heretic, I wrote about her illusion—that there are actually two different Islams, the Mecca Islam and the Medina:
“What Ayaan Hirsi Ali does not realize is that Muhammad was not only the Founder of Islam, he was also its Reformer, and Muhammad's Reformation of Islam came in the form of his abrogation of the earlier Mecca verses of the Quran by the later Medina verses. This article traces Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina, and the attendant transformation of Islam”
In Part 2, I discuss the difficulty, if not impossibility, of reforming Islam.
The black flag of the Islamic State has become a familiar sight to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The flag is not only associated with the Islamic State but with terror in all its forms. The black flag is not new; it has been in use for years by other Islamic terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and before them by Hizbul Tahrir.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali makes a compelling case for why Islam is incompatible with 21st Century realities in her new book, Heretic – Why Islam Needs Reformation Now. Her identification of the five principal Islamic flaws is well-documented and is also supported by her own personal journey as a former Muslim. Her book deserves to be read by both Muslims and non-Muslims because of her clear articulation of the failures of Islam.
Her “five theses” against Islam include 1) holding the Quran as God’s immutable word and Muhammad’s deeds as infallible; 2) placing more importance on the afterlife than the here-and-now; 3) holding Sharia Law superior to man-made laws; 4) the obligation of Muslims to command the right and forbid the wrong among their own family and community; and 5) the primacy of jihad (holy war) as a religious obligation. However, by her own admission, these principles are the glue that has held the community of Muslims together for 1,400 years. “Until Islam can do what Judaism and Christianity have done – question, critique, interpret, and ultimately modernize its holy scripture – it cannot free Muslims from a host of anachronistic and at times deadly beliefs and practices.”(p. 90)
It is common for Muslims scholars, or Muslims in general, to claim that Islam equally recognizes all prophets of the Abrahamic religions without making any distinction between them. They are more likely to make such claims on television or when there are Westerners in the audience, to promote Islam as a soft and tolerant religion. When necessary, they support their claim by referring to verse 2: 285 towards the end of surat al baqara, which is a Muslims’ favourite because its rhyme makes it easy to memorize and read in the daily prayers.
Q. 2: 285 “The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and so have the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of His messengers….”
An article by Washiqur Rahman, a Bangladeshi ex-Muslim and atheist, murdered by Islamic fanatics in Dhaka on March 30, 2015.
Insulting Comment 41: Whatever Islam demands to believe in and whatever evidence is shown in their support comes from the mouth of Muhammad. Besides that, there are no proof. Then how can one know what Muhammad said were true?
Jaw-Breaking answer: For 14 hundred years, hundreds of crores of the Muslim Ummah have believed the prophet. A liar can not attain the trust of such a huge number of people. That is enough proof that Prophet Muhammad said the truth.
Insulting Comment 42: A few hundred crores of Christians have believed for a longer period that Jesus was the Son of God. Does that mean their belief is correct?
Jaw-Breaking answer: It is no logic that something is true just because crores of people believe it. Is there any proof in support of their claim other than just their belief?
After years of trying to educate non-Muslims about the dangers of the Islamic ideology, I have identified ten signs in people that makes them apologists of Islam. Some people have been fed half-truths by Muslims and others (including Muslim apologists) deliberately lie about what they know is a violent and intolerant religion. The best way to illustrate these points is to use A History of God, a 1993 best-seller book by British apologist Karen Armstrong, for documented examples. Ms. Armstrong is a former nun who can see nothing wrong with Islam, possibly because she shares with Muhammad a condition of temporal lobe epilepsy. She actually stretches credulity to defend the ideology. I am not singling out Ms. Armstrong – she’s just a convenient example. Most of the same apologetic statements below are made by a whole stable of authors, including John Esposito, Juan Cole, Reza Aslan.
An article by Washiqur Rahman, a Bangladeshi ex-Muslim and atheist, murdered by Islamic fanatics in Dhaka on March 30, 2015.
Insulting comment 21: Islam is claimed to be 'the best and the complete way of life'. Does that mean that slavery is valid for eternity?
Jaw-breaking answer: See, Islam is a humane religion. Slavery was not forbidden because of the situation of that time. But there scope for 'qiyas and ijma' (consensus and reconsideration) in Islam. That means any custom can be abolished.
Insulting comment 22: Why then Muslims are not agreeing to equal inheritance for girls through 'qiyas and ijma'.
Jaw-breaking answer: See, Islam is a 'perfect and complete way of life'. Its 'codes of life' has been formulated for the overall welfare of humanity. Islam has basically given women the highest honor. But you want to abolish the laws of Allah for the sake of inconsequential earthly benefits. This is not acceptable.
In India, sick Hindu patients sometimes visit mosques to get cured by the incantation of Muslim devotees coming out of mosques after prayer. The Hindu patients have to wait outside the gate, as they are not allowed inside the mosque, because the Quran (9:28) calls them ‘Najees’ (i.e. Unclean). In some cases, Muslims can be generous enough to allow them inside the premises, but not inside the mosque. It is rather bafling that Hindus, more than 85% of the population in India, despite having hundreds of thousands temples to pray in, visit mosques in seeking ‘treatment’ for their illness. Ironically, Muslims themselves rarely visit mosques to seek cure for ailments. Is it because Muslims know well about the outcome of such incantations at mosques.
RUQYA: A COPIED VERSION OF PAGANS
This type of incantation is called ‘RUQYA’ in Arabic. As usual, the idea of ‘Ruqya’ was not Muhammad's own, but copied from the Pagans and Jews. Hadiths attest the fact that the Pagans and Jews of Muhammad's time used to practice ‘Ruqya’ to treat the sick. (Malik 50:50.4.11, Sahih Muslim 26:5457-58, Sahih Al-Bukhari 3:36:476, 7:71:632-633,645)
M. A. Khan's note: Murder of ex-Muslim Washikur Rahman by Islamic fanatics in Bangladesh.
We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn that Washikur Rahman, a 27-year-old ex-Muslim and critic of Islam, has been hacked to death by Islamic fanatics in Bangladesh. At about 9 a.m. on March 30, as Washikur Rahman was leaving his house for work, three young Madrasa students armed with butcher's knife attacked him and hacked him to death. Passers-by chased the fleeing assassins and apprehended two of them. They told the police that their Imam coaxed them to carry out the murder as a religious duty, because Washikur Rahman had insulted Islam.
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Throughout the Islamic history there have been people who were better off with Islam, or even owe their living to it, but most Muslims would do better without their religion. People like Qaradawi, Zaghloul Najjar and Zakir Naik and thousands of others would have no place in a productive secular society. Had such people existed seventy years earlier, they would have enjoyed nothing of the fame and luxuries they enjoy today.
Ex-Muslim author Ayaan Hirsi Ali has written an article, “Why Islam Needs a Reformation”, to summarize the message of her new book, “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now”.
Her new book seems to create the illusion that there are actually two different Islams – the Mecca Islam and the Medina.
What Ayaan Hirsi Ali does not realize is that Muhammad was not only the Founder of Islam, he was also its Reformer, and Muhammad's Reformation of Islam came in the form of his abrogation of the earlier Mecca verses of the Quran by the later Medina verses. This article traces Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina, and the attendant transformation of Islam.
This article is about the funny fairy-tales about the weekdays of the Islamic calendar. It appears that Muhammad’s ridiculous ideas in the form of supernatural bluffs was boundless.
Before going into the details of the weekdays of the Islamic calendar, it is important to know about how Muhammad plagiarized even the numerical order of the weekdays from the Jews, apart from the numerous ideas he copied from the Torah.
What constitute crimes against humanity?
The International Criminal Court defines “Crimes against humanity” as any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack: murder; extermination; enslavement; deportation or forcible transfer of population; imprisonment; torture; rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity; persecution against an identifiable group on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious or gender grounds; enforced disappearance of persons; the crime of apartheid; other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.
Islam’s prophet Muhammad actually committed or ordered each and every one of those crimes, and they are proudly reported in his most authoritative biography, “The Life of Muhammad” by Ibn Ishaq. The Quran asserts that Muhammad is “the good example” for Muslims to follow (Surah 33:21), but if he were alive today he would be arrested and put in prison in any country whose laws support the International Criminal Court. Here is the list of particulars which includes only one example of each of the crimes – although he was a serial offender in several of the crimes. Most of the illustrations below are from F. W. Burleigh’s new book, “It’s All About Muhammad – a Biography of the World’s Most Notorious Prophet,” and are used by permission.