History of the Jihad against Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand & Philippines (1441 --)
03 Jul, 2007
How the Malaysians fought against the Jihadis in the 15th century to finally succumb to the Jihad, and how today the Malaysian Jihadis are plotting to transform Malaysia into an Islamic Caliphate and fomenting trouble in Southern Thailand.
Clash of Contrasts - Buddhism and Islam in Malaysia
A pre-Islamic horseman.
Before being overrun by Islam, the people of Malaysia and Indonesia were overwhelmingly Hindu and Buddhists. In fact what are today the ASEAN countries had one religion (a mix of Hinduism-Buddhism-Animism) and one culture till the 15th century. They did not look upon themselves as different countries. A large part of today’s Malaysia was a part of the kingdom of Siam (Thailand). And at times Malaysia and Indonesia were under the rule of one single dynasty (Sri Vijaya, Shailendra, Mataram and Majapahit).
The Bas Reliefs of Borobudur in Indonesia and words like Putrajaya (name of the new Malaysian Capital), Tan Sri (honorific title in Malaysia), Garuda (Indonesia’s national air carrier), and names like Megawati Sukarnoputri (Indonesia’s former President), Imam Samudra (the Bali Bomber), which have been derived from the ancient Indian (Sanskrit) language are the only reminders of the Buddhist and Hindu past of the current Muslim population of Malaysia and Indonesia. The clash of the gentle ancestors of the Malays and Indonesians with the violent Muslims is a clash of contrasts.
This is so as there is no greater contrast than that between Buddhism and Islam. While Buddhism is intrinsically and universally non-violent, Islam is a violent, cruel and murderous paranoia as we witnessed in 9/11, 7/7, 3/11 and numerous other events in recent history. The 14 century long history of Islam has been equally violent and bloodied and cruel.
When attacked and massacred by the Muslims, the Buddhists initially did not make any attempt to escape from their murderers. They accepted death with an air of fatalism and destiny. And hence they are not around today to tell their story. But their mindless slaughter evoked another and extremely opposite reaction from another set of Buddhists. This was also the most dramatic one so far – the Mongol invasion of Iran and Iraq by Chengiz Khan and his son Hulagu Khan. These Mongols were some sort of Buddhists by faith, whose homeland had been suffering the depredations of the Muslims for six centuries (from 651 to 1200) when the Buddhist Mongols decided that enough was enough and decided to pay back the Muslims with their own coin – with due premium added! The Mongols slaughtered the Muslims of Iran and Iraq with unremitting cruelty. The Mongols laid waste the countryside, burnt down cities slaughtered the Muslim population en masse, including the Caliph himself!.
The Mongols were matched in their reaction to Muslim Barbarism, only by the Crusaders. And interestingly it was only the Mongols and the Crusaders who defeated the Muslims in their own homeland during the last 1400 years of the existence of the Muslims since 622 CE. Other minor aberrations that turned the tide of the Muslims were the Franks at Tours, the Spanish Re-conquistadores, the Hindus under their king Sivaji, the Nubian marksmen and the Thai’s reconquest of Sultanate of Pattani late in the seventeenth century.
The Malaysians (under their Sri Vijaya and Majapahit dynasties) resisted the Muslims, albeit briefly in the 15th century, only to lapse back to a defensive position and submit to the Muslims Jihadis by the 16th century..
Before their forced conversion, the Malays themselves were Buddhists and Hindu by faith till the 15th century under their kingdoms of Sri Vijaya (Malaysia), Majapahit and Shailendra (Indonesian archipelago). These kingdoms were ardent rivals and were at war with each other and with their northern neighbor – the kingdom of Siam (Thailand) when the Muslim first appeared on the scene.
How Islam came to Malaysia and Thailand
After this longish preamble, we shall see how the Malays resisted the Muslims, albeit briefly in the 15th century, only to lapse back to a defensive position and embrace the religion of their tormentors after a century of resistance.
Buddhist Warriors as depicted
at the Bas-Reliefs
The Malays themselves were Buddhists and Hindu by faith till the 15th century under their kingdoms of Sri Vijaya (Malaysia), Shailendra and Majapahit (Indonesian archipelago). These three kingdoms were ardent rivals and were intermittently at war with each other and with their northern neighbor – the kingdom of Siam (Thailand).
Interestingly, the entry of Islam in to South East Asia was facilitated by this rivalry and internecine warfare of the three kingdoms of Thailand with SriVijaya of Malaysia and, Shailendra and Majapahit of Indonesia. But the ultimate reason for the conversion of the last Sri Vijaya king, Parmeswara to Islam was deception as we shall see below.
Before the advent of Islam, Sri Vijaya, Shailendra, Mataram and Majapahit were powerful empires from the 13th up to the 15th centuries. The Sri Vijaya, Shailendra and Majapahit kings followed an eclectic faith made up of Hinduism and Buddhism. These kingdoms also had their illustrious counterparts in Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Burma (Myanmar). They built magnificent cities. The ruins of Angkor Vat and Borobudur are the most dramatic surviving evidences of their glory. Similar cities dotted Malaysia, and Indonesia in the 12 to the 15th centuries. Their decline began with the coming of Arab dhows (vessels) who carried not just merchandise but also the sword and the murderous mentality of Islam.
The Indonesian-Malay Hindu king who first embraced Islam was named Parmeswara and he became a victim of circumstances when he was tricked into becoming a Muslim. Parameswara was a scion of the Sri Vijaya dynasty and ruled from Palembang. But during Parameswara's time, Sri Vijaya was in decline and Majapahit had become the overlord of Sri Vijaya. Parameswara had a dispute with the Majapahit ruler and was forced to shift his capital from Palembang to the relatively safer Temasek island - now Singapore. There, during a skirmish with the forces of Majapahit, Parameswara killed prince Temagi of Siam, who was allied with Majapahit This angered the Siamese king, who threatened to capture and kill Paremeswara. This led to another string of battles between Sri Vijaya against Siam and Majapahit, in which Parameswara was worsted and he had to flee his new capital the Temasek island (Singapore) island, and seek refuge first in Muar, before fleeing further on to Malacca and deciding to make it his new capital in 1402.
Arabs deceive and browbeat the last Sri Vijaya king Parameswara to marry a Muslim Girl and convert to Islam
Malacca was a trading port frequented by the Arabs, where they had established a colony. At Malacca, the Arabs promised King Parameswara, help in his fight against his rivals from Thailand. From 1402 onwards Parmeswara increasingly became dependent on the Arabs to stave off attempts from the Thais to avenge the slaughter of their prince and the territorial ambitions of Majapahit. The Arab merchant-soldiers whose position became increasingly stronger at Parmeswara’s court offered to send in more forces to fight alongside him, if he converted to Islam. Initially Parameswara scornfully refused this offer. But as the struggle with Malaysia wore on, his position became more precarious. At this juncture the Arab merchants gifted him a princess of Pasai who was a mix breed descendant of the Arab and Indonesian Nikah Mu’tah Marriages (A Nikah Mu’tah is a temporary marriage allowed for Muslims by the Quran).
Pasai, was originally known as Samudera-Pasai later renamed called Samudera Darussalam. Pasai was a thriving harbor kingdom on the north coast of Sumatra in the 13th to the 15th centuries CE. Due to its wealth Pasai had attracted Arab merchants who in the course of time intermarried with local women to create a Muslim community that was half Arab and half Indonesian, as the offspring of these marriages were brought up as Muslims. The area of Pasai is in today’s Aceh province of Indonesia.
Incidentally the term “Pasai” is believed derived from Parsi, or Parsee immigrants from the west coast of India namely Gujarat, some of who migrated for mercantile activities to northern Sumatra in today's Aceh province. Arab and Indian Muslims had also traded in Malaysia and China for many centuries. A Muslim tombstone in eastern Java bears a date corresponding to 1082. But substantial evidence of Islam in Malaysia begins only in northern Sumatra at the end of the 13th century. Two small Muslim trading kingdoms existed by that time at Pasai and Peureulak or Perlak
Borobudur – Big Buddha. This temple complex is in Indonesia and dates back to the 8th century
Coming back to this princess from Pasai, she was from among these half-breed Arab-Indonesian Muslims, and was a maiden of extreme beauty. The militarily weakened king Parameswara fell for her, making his position even more precarious vis-à-vis the Arabs. Parameswara incidentally did not have any heir from his Queen but his new love told him, that she was carrying his child. The lovelorn Parameswara who was becoming increasingly militarily weak wanted an heir desperately. In this desperation and his blind love for his new love, he proposed to her, only to be told that marriage was possible only under Muslim rites for which he needed to convert to Islam. To get an heir Parameswara agreed and recited the Shahada before he could bring his new love from the harem to his palace as his legitimate queen.
But according to Sri Vijaya court
records, in reality, the child which his Muslim harlot told him she
was carrying was not his but was fathered by an Arab as Parmeswara was
diagnosed as impotent by his medical practioners. But the urge to
become a normal person and have an heir was overwhelming for
Parameswara and that urge compelled him to abandon his ancestral
religion and convert to Islam.
The Hindu kingdom of Sri Vijaya transformed itself in to the Sultanate of Malacca after the last Hindu king Parameswara, embraced Islam
Thus, in 1414, for reasons which were amorous and desperate, Parameswara converted to Islam after marrying the princess from Pasai. After his conversion, he assumed the title Sultan Iskandar Shah. After his conversion, his half Arab Queen also encouraged his subjects to embrace Islam and this is how Malacca became a sultanate. Thus Malacca was the first to fall to the Muslims.
This conversion led to waves of
conversions in Malaysia and Indonesia, most of whose people converted
to the new faith, except in far off Bali which remained Hindu, as it
is till this day. The descendants of Parameswara started the first
Muslim dynasty and expanded the Sultanate of Malacca. At its height
the Sultanate encompassed most of modern day Peninsula Malaysia, the
site of modern day Singapore and a great portion of eastern Sumatra
and Borneo. The governor of Borneo later seceded from Malacca to form
the independent Sultanate of Borneo. For a long time Malacca remained
the center of Islam in the Malaysian and Indonesian archipelago (Aceh,
Riau, Palembang and Sulawesi). It was from Malacca where imams and
ustazes went to all over Malaysia and Indonesia to discuss religion
and the like. Muslim missionaries were also sent by the successive
Sultans of Malacca to spread Islam to he Hindu and Buddhist
communities in the Malay Archipelago, such as in Java, Borneo, and the
Philippines (Mindanao). Most of South East Asia at that time was
Hindu-Buddhist, except for the Philippines where the population was
In the 15th century the Sultanate of Malacca destroyed the other Hindu kingdom of Majapahit in Indonesia, and also weakened Thailand
The Sultanate's most important regional rivals continued to be Thailand in the north and the declining Majapahit Empire in the Indonesian archipelago (Aceh, Riau, Palembang and Sulawesi) in the south. But within the archipelago, Majapahit was not able to control or effectively compete with the Sultans of Malacca with their new found zeal of Islam, and ultimately came to an end during the later 15th century. After the demise of Majapahit kingdom and the conversion of most of its inhabitants to Islam, the Sultans of Malacca alongwith their Arab allies concentrated on the conquest of Thailand with the purported aim of converted the Thais to Islam.
This imposing temple complex is at Prambanan and is dated around the 8th century. It is located on the Island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It looks markedly like Angkor Wat another but more famous temple complex built later in the 11th century in Cambodia.
The Arabs based in Malacca along with their new converts the Malay Muslims of Malacca repeatedly attacked Thailand and for a time it seemed that they would go storming up the narrow Isthmus of Kra and penetrate up to the Thai capital of Ayuthaya.
During much of the fifteenth century
Ayuthaya's energies were directed toward the Malay Peninsula, where
the great trading port of Malacca contested its claims to sovereignty.
As the erstwhile Hindu-Buddhist states of Malacca along with other
Malay states south of Tambralinga had become Muslim early in the
century, a resurgent and aggressive Islam served as a symbol of Malay
solidarity against the Thais and for a time it seemed that the Thais
would also have to submit to Islam. But from the 17th century
successive Thai kings allied themselves with the seafaring Western
powers – the Portuguese and the Dutch and succeeded in staving off the
threat of Islam from the Muslim Malays and their Arab overlords.
Islam in the Philippines
In the Philippines, the Muslims did get remarkable success in converting the population of southern Philippines to Islam.
As far back as 1380, Makhdum Karim, the first Islamic Holy Warrior had brought Islam to the southern tip of Philippine Archipelago (Mindanao). But the efforts to convert the Filipino population en masse to Islam gathered strength after the defeat of the Hindu kingdoms of Sri Vijaya (Malaya) and Majapahit (Indonesia). Around 1414, the war between the Sri Vijaya and the Majapahit Empire ended in favor of the former with the conversion of the last Sri Vijaya king Parameswara to Islam. Following this victory, Muslim Holy Warriors (Jihadis) introduced Islam into the Hindu-Malay empires and converted almost the entire population to Islam.
By the next century, these holy warriors had reached the Sulu islands in the southern tip of the Philippines where the population was animistic and they took up the task of converting the animistic population to Islam with renewed zeal. By the 15th century, most of Visayas (Central Philippines) and half of Luzon (Northern Philippines) and the islands of Mindanao in the south had become subject to the various Muslim sultanates of Borneo and much of the population in the South had been converted to Islam.
Subsequent incursions of Muslim Malay Muslim Holy Warriors strengthened the stranglehold of Islam among the frightened animistic pre-Islamic Filipinos (today’s Moros) in the extreme south. By the early 15th century, Islam had been established in the Sulu Archipelago and spread from there to Mindanao; it had reached the Manila area by 1565. There was sporadic resistance from the local population that was organized in to Barangays. Barangays was a kinship group headed by a datu (chief). Organized resistance to Islam began only after the coming of the Spanish in 1521. Till then, during the period 1380 up to 1521, a major part of the animist population of Southern Philippines had been converted to Islam.
But Islam was not to be the religion of the Philippines, as it had become in Malaysia and Indonesia. A seminal event that was to halt the advance of slam was the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in the Philippines in 1521. After this the Filipino resistance to Islam received a new fillip. Magellan landed on the island of Cebu, claiming the lands for Spain and naming them Islas de San Lazaro. He established friendly relations with some of the local chieftains who had been battling the Muslims and converted some of them to Roman Catholicism. Over the next several decades, other Spanish expeditions were dispatched to the islands. In 1543, Ruy López de Villalobos led an expedition to the islands and gave the name Las Islas Felipinas (after Philip II of Spain) to the islands of Samar and Leyte. The name Philippines derived from Felipinas, was later extended to the entire archipelago.
Permanent Spanish settlement was not established until 1565 when an expedition led by the Conquistadores, Miguel López de Legazpi, arrived in Cebu from Mexico (New Spain). Spanish leadership was soon established over many small independent communities that previously had known no central rule. Six years later, following the defeat of the local Malay Muslim ruler, Rajah Solayman, Legazpi established a capital at Manila, a location that offered the excellent harbor of Manila Bay to the seafaring Spanish. Occupation of the Philippine islands was accomplished with relatively little bloodshed, partly because most of the population (except the Muslims) offered little armed resistance to the Spanish, as their main enemy had been the Malay and Arab Muslims seeking to convert them to Islam.
But a significant problem the Spanish faced was the subjugation of the Muslims of Mindanao and the Sulu.
This temple complex in Cambodia is the signature
of the Hindu-Buddhist
Archipelago. The Muslims, in response to attacks on them from the Spanish and their native allies, raided areas of Luzon and the Visayas that were under Spanish colonial control. But these actions were inconsequential as the fate of Islam in the Philippines was sealed, and Philippines was not to go the way as had Malaysia and Indonesia, save for a southern tip of Mindanao.
Consequently, most of the Filipinos (except for those in the south) later became Christian under the Spanish colonization. By the late 15th century, the Sultanate of Sulu, the largest Islamic Kingdom of South East Asia and the Malay Archipelago, encompassed parts of Malaysia and the Philippines. Ironically the Mongoloid looking members of the royal house of the Sultanate of Sulu claimed descent from the Prophet Muhammad to reinforce their credentials in their new found faith of Islam!
Waves of conversion to Islam had just about begun in the late 15th century and were preparing to sweep north across the Philippine archipelago in the 16th century when the Spanish colonialists reached the shores of the Philippines. What followed was a checkmating of one faith by another and the Spanish repulsed further attempts by the Sultans of Borneo to make inroads, both military and religious in to the Philippine archipelago.
So the coming of the Spanish saved the Philippines from Islam, except for the Southern tip where the population had been converted to Islam. This population was derisively referred to by the Spanish as Moros and Moriscos (Spanish for Moor or Muslim). Till today the Muslim population of Southern Philippines continue to refer to themselves as Moros – the name given to them by the Spanish colonialists!
The coming of the Spanish and the Portuguese was also a breather to the beleaguered Thai kingdom.
For Thailand too, the coming of the Spanish and the Portuguese was a breather. The Thais smartly allied themselves with the Portuguese to ultimately destroy the Sultanate of Malacca during the reign of the last Sultan of Malacca, Sultan Mahmud Shah.
It was in 1509, during the reign of the last Sultan of Malacca, Sultan Mahmud Shah that the Portuguese became the first European power to reach Malacca and Southeast Asia in general. The Portuguese fleet was led by Admiral Lopez de Sequira. Trouble however ensued after the general feeling of rivalry between Islam and Christianity was invoked by a group of Goan Muslims in the sultan's court after the Portuguese had captured Goa. Soon, the Portuguese fleet was attacked by Malacca and was forced to flee. Incidentally Goa was then a Portuguese colony in India that was ruled by the Muslims before the Portuguese conquered it.
In 1511, a larger Portuguese fleet from Cochin, India led by Viceroy Alfonso d'Albuquerque came back to Malacca. The Viceroy made a number of demands - one of which was for permission to build a fortress as a Portuguese trading post near the city. All the demands were refused by the Sultan. Conflict was unavoidable, and after 40 days of fighting, Malacca fell to the Portuguese on August 24.
Sultan Mahmud Shah was forced to flee Malacca. The sultan made several attempts to retake the capital but his efforts were fruitless. The Portuguese retaliated and forced the sultan to flee to Pahang. Later, the sultan sailed to Bintan and established a new capital there. With a base established, the sultan rallied the disarrayed Malay forces and organized several attacks and blockades against the Portuguese's position.
Frequent raids on Malacca caused the Portuguese severe hardship. The raids helped convince the Portuguese that the exiled sultan's forces must be silenced. A number of attempts were made to suppress the Malay forces, but it wasn't until 1526 that the Portuguese finally razed Bintan to the ground. The sultan then retreated to Kampar in Sumatra where he died two years later. He left behind two sons named Muzaffar Shah and Alauddin Riayat Shah II.
Muzaffar Shah was invited by the people in the north of the peninsula to become their ruler, establishing the Sultanate of Perak. Meanwhile, Mahmud's other son, Alauddin succeeded his father and made a new capital in the south. His realm was the Sultanate of Johore, the successor of Malacca. But the Portuguese could not retain the possession of Malacca for long, as it was conquered by the Dutch in 1641. Although Malacca changed hands, the saving grace was that the barbaric Muslims were never able to sink their claws in Malacca and this enabled the straits to remain free for mercantile activities for the next five centuries. The fallout of the coming of the Europeans was that Thailand was saved from the threat of Muslim conquest that was looming over it in the 15th and 16th centuries.
The Thais launch a counter attack against the Muslims
Taking advantage of the weakened position of the Muslims, the Thais attacked the Sultanate of Pattani and attempted to re-conquer the territories they had lost to the Sultans of Malacca from 1414, when Parameswara the Sri Vijaya king had embraced Islam and his successors had fought relentless campaigns against Thailand and Majapahit (Indonesia). While they were able to destroy Majapahit and absorb Indonesia (Aceh, Riau, Palembang and Sulawesi) in to the Muslim Ummah by converting the Indonesian Hindu-Buddhist population to Islam, they could not get comparative success against their other rival Thailand. The point to note here is that the entry of Islam in South East Asia was facilitated by the rivalry and internecine warfare of the three kingdoms of Thailand with SriVijaya of Malaysia and Majapahit of Indonesia. The proximate reason for the conversion of the last Sir Vijaya king was deception as we saw above.
In the 16th century, after fighting a single-handed battle against the Sultanate of Malacca for a century, (the successor to the Hindu Sri Vijaya empire), the Thais were nearing the end of their tether. But for the arrival of the Portuguese and Dutch in the 17th century, the Thais might have succumbed to the Sultans of Malacca as had their other rivals the Majapahit empire of Indonesia.
In Indonesia, the Majapahit kingdom found itself increasingly unable to control the rising power of the Sultanate of Malacca. Dates for the end of the Majapahit Empire range from 1478 to 1527. After a series of battles with the Sultanate of Demak, the last remaining courtsmen of Majapahit were forced to withdraw eastward to Kediri. Even this small state was finally extinguished at the hands of the Demak in 1527. A large number of courtiers, artisans, priests, and members of the royalty moved east to the island of Bali which is still dominated by their descendants who still practise their original Hindu faith. But effectively Majapahit had ceased to be an imperial power and by the early 16th century, the emerging Muslim power had eclipsed the once powerful Majapahit kingdom and many of their subjects across the Indonesian archipelago had been converted to Islam.
The Thais too could have been forcibly converted to Islam as were the Malaysians in the 15th century when the Sri Vijaya king was converted to Islam following which the Majapahit kingdom of Indonesia was defeated and destroyed by the Sultans of Malacca (successors to the kings of Sri Vijaya who embraced Islam). Thus when Portuguese and Dutch came in to the scene, the Thais received a much needed breather and they gathered their fading strength to garner enough courage to counterattack the Sultanate of Malacca three times, along with their Portuguese allies and finally brought an end to the rogue infidel Muslim power of the Sultanate of Malacca as a threat to themselves (Thais) as well as to the emerging mercantile powers – the Portuguese and the Dutch. The British gave a final end to the pretensions of the other auxiliary Muslim sultanates, that had succeeded the fallen Sultanate of Malacca. These included the Sultanate of Pattani, the Sultanate of Johore, and the Sultanate of Borneo.
In the 18th century, the Thais had an ambition to overrun both the Sultanate of Pattani and the Sultanate of Johore and reclaim the entire Malay peninsula through the lost Thai towns of Ligor (Nakhon Si Thammarat) and Kataha up to Singapore (earlier known as the island of Temasek) that they had lost to the Muslims when Parmeswara the last Sri Vijaya king converted to Islam in 1441. . But that was not to be however, the Thais checkmated the Muslim ambitions to overrun Thailand and took the war in to Muslim territory as we shall see in the following paragraphs.
The Thais re-conquer the Sultanate of Pattani from the Muslims
In the 13th to the 15th centuries, Pattani intermittently was a part of the Buddhist kingdom of Siam and the Hindu-Buddhist Srivijaya Empire. Saim and Sri Vijaya had a keen rivalry for dominating the Isthumus of Kra in order to be able to dominate the strategic straits of Malacca. The Sri Vijayas were located in Palembang and were a maritime confederation dating back to the 3rd century C.E. During the pre-Islamic era, Sri Vijaya dominated trade on the South China Sea and exacted tolls from all traffic through the Straits of Malacca. State like Tambralinga (know also as Nakhon Sri Thammarat). The growing power of Siam threatened this lucrative monopoly from the 13th century. This led to a string of battles between the two empires despite close affinities in language, culture and religion. This conflict was the chink that allowed Islam to sneak in to South-east Asia in the 15th century.
After the conversion of the last Sri Vijaya king Parameswara to Islam and the transformation of the Sri Vijaya kingdom into the Sultanate of Malacca, the rivalry with Thailand became more acute, as the antagonists now belonged to different religions and with Islam, the erstwhile Sri Vijaya (now the Sultanate of Malacca) found greater zeal to pulverize its long time northern rival Siam with the additional aim of converting the Thais to Islam.
Successive Muslim chieftains of Pattani who were surrogates of the Sultan of Malacca tried to attack Thailand from the Isthumus of Kra.
Four successive rulers of Pattani known as Ratu Hijau (The Green Queen), Ratu Biru (The Blue Queen), Ratu Ungu (The Purple Queen) and Ratu Kuning (The Yellow Queen) tried to conquer Thailand from 1584 onwards. But the Pattani kingdom's economic and military strength proved inadequate to conquer Siam single-handedly and the Thais fought off four major invasions, with the last one threatening the overrun Pattani itself. It was then that the Sultans of Patani allied themselves with the eastern Malay kingdom of Pahang and the southern Malay Sultanates of Malacca and Johore. They jointly endeavored to subdue Thailand.
They got an unique opportunity to stab Thailand in its back when in 1563 a massive Burmese attack from the north against the Siamese kingdom threatened to overrun the Thai capital of Ayutthaya. Seizing this opportunity the Sultan of Pattani, Muzaffar Shah took launched an attack on Ayutthaya from the South. The Thai however proved to be no mean opponents, and despite being weakened by their long drawn out war with Burma, they repulsed the Muslim invasion led by the Sultan of Pattani, Muzaffar Shah who was himself slain during the battle.
But the Thais could not push their advantage to overrun Pattani, Johore and Malacca altogether, as they had to still grapple with the Burmese threat from the north of Thailand. The Burmese intermittently occupied the Thai capital of Ayutthaya. Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries Thais were engaged in constant skirmishes with the Burmese and in these see-saw campaigns, the Burmese more than once occupied the Thai capital of Ayutthaya. The Thais shifted their capital to Bangkok and continued fighting the Burmese invasion. And in 1767, the Thais finally retook Ayutthaya from the Burmese after a devastating campaign. The city was almost entirely destroyed in this war and was rebuilt over the next few years from 1782 onwards when the residence of the king and the royal family during the Rattanakosin period. Following this victory, the Siamese king Taksin succeeded in driving the Burmese invaders from the rest of Siam. His successor, Rama I, established the Chakri Dynasty, which still rules Thailand today.
With the Burmese threat having receded, the Thais turned on their old enemies the Sultans of Pattani, Johore and Malacca. As fate would have it, during this period in the 17th Century, the Sultanate of Pattani had fallen into disarray and was in gradual decline especially during the reign of last queens who ruled Pattani.
Siezing the opportunity, Prince Surasi, Rama I's younger brother and vice-king, invaded Pattani. Pattani's Sultan Muhammad was killed in battle and his capital razed to the ground. According to Pattani sources, about 4,000 Malay soldiers were enslaved as POWs and the most muscular of them were made to work on system of khlongs in Thailand’s new capital Bangkok. To further humiliate Pattani, the symbols of its military strength – the Seri Patani and Seri Negara cannon - were brought to Bangkok. (The Phaya Thani is a prized cannon that once belonged to the Sultan of Pattani This gigantic cannon has a length of 6 meters and today stands in front of the Thai Ministry of Defense in Bangkok. This cannon was confiscated by Thai troops after their conquest of Pattani in 1785 and the defeat of Rattanakosin the Sultan of Pattani. This cannon was brought by the victorious Thais to Bangkok and was presented as war booty to the Thai king Rama I.)
But for the people of Pattani, this war has not ended. The Muslim converts of Pattani never reconciled to the reconquest of Pattani by the Thais and continued to terrorize the Buddhist population intermittently throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. In the 20th and 21st centuries this rebellion has taken the form of an insurgency. And even to this day there are terrorist incidents in Pattani, in which innocent students, teachers and Buddhist monks are routinely murdered.
The Jihad against Malaysia today
Till today the Islam is a destablizing factor in Malaysia and finds expression in the activities of Indonesia based Jemmah Islamiya
led by the smiling terrorist, Abu Bakar Bashir, who along with the Malaysian Jihadis are plotting to transform multi-ethnic Malaysia into an Islamic Caliphate, and fomenting trouble in Southern Thailand.
So even though Malaysia is externally prospering, there is discontent simmering below the surface. The Malays dislike their country being portrayed as a multi-ethnic nation. For them Malaysia is not Truly Asia, they would want to replace the current regime with an Islamic Caliphate, where the Hindus (Tamils), Buddhists, (ethnic Chinese) and Christians are reduced to the status of second class Dhimmis. So although most of the population has been converted to Islam, till today the struggle of the few surviving pre-Muslim Malays and the substantial non-Muslim Malays (ethnic Chinese and Hindu Tamils) against Muslim domination goes on largely unreported.
Lessons from the struggle of Malay Buddhists and Hindus against Islam
The lessons from the continuing attempts in Malaysia by the Jeemah Islamia to convert the country in to an Islamic Caliphate and foment trouble in Southern Thailand is that the sneaky and ruthless tactics of the Muslims can only be outmatched by we being more sneaky and ruthless ourselves. The old English adage “Everything is fair in love and war,” holds greatest relevance while battling the Muslims. And only when we in the Non-Muslim world realize this and go into an overreach with subterfuge against the Terrorists (all of whom are Muslims), and use our still prevailing (but fast closing) edge of superior weapons against the enemy, can the Muslims finally be defeated in the looming Third World War.
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Name: Death to Islam
Date: Tuesday July 03, 2007
Time: 11:48:38 -0700
This article is very accurately written. It would be nice if someone compiled such articles and published them in a book. It would also be helpful if there were audio readings.
Date: Tuesday July 03, 2007
Time: 17:01:23 -0700
Islam's war against Buddhism: http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=27700
Name: Allis Fairinwar
Date: Wednesday July 04, 2007
Time: 11:03:01 -0700
The article is profound and highly informative. Unfortuneately, it needs a thorough proofreading and further editing at present. I hope it will be cleaned up soon because I will likely be referring to this important article many times in the future.
Date: Saturday July 07, 2007
Time: 09:37:11 -0700
Thanks for the history lesson. I don't understand why we in the West are being taught that the Islam practiced by Asians is not as severe as Arab Islam, that they don't want total sharia, etc. Muslims decry the period when the Middle East was ruled by the colonial powers after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, but they are imperialists writ large. I agree that the article does need editing, as it appears to have a lot of duplication.
Name: Malaysian Kuffar
Date: Saturday July 14, 2007
Time: 11:55:55 -0700
There's too many rivary between Burmese, Thais, Canbodian buddhists. I noticed that Malay Muslims are trying to take advantage to convert these buddhist especially Cambodians to islam. Notice that malayisia built mosques in Cambodia and trying to incite ethnic khmer to hate Chinese, & thais.
Name: Non Half Caste Malaysian
Date: Saturday August 11, 2007
Time: 06:37:32 -0700
Today Malaysia is said to consist of nearly 65% Malays. Ethnically, the Malays form only about 7% of the population. The rest are first, second and maybe third and prior generation of immigrants from nearby islands of present day Indonesia; Vietnam; Cambodia; Thailand; Burma etc. The virulent ones amongst those claiming to be Malays but who look blacker than the citizens of Africa are the Half Castes; three quarter castes and maybe 6 or 7 times mixed castes - who out of their own in built insecurity and inferior consciousness attempt by all means to cling on to political power by claiming Malay-ship. A 'Malay' for the convenience of these half castes is defined as any person practising the Muslim Religion and speaking the Malay language. How ios that for identifying an ethnic Race. Many who hold the elite political posts are Half-Castes originating from Indians; Tamils; Gujeratis; Arabs; Yemenis; Thais; Chinese; etc and some even look like the age old 'Mama Tonkang' or ship chandlers and those who man the small boats that carry cargo from the large vessels anchored in mid sea to the coast and vice versa paricularly in the island of Penang and its fringes. It is the half castes who predominantly use the religion as their only weapon to cling on to the ethnic Malays in their endeavour to hold on to political power. The economic and financial difference between the half caste top politicians and the down trodden worker Malays and others is the largest disparity in all ASEAN as a whole. In due course of time, the half castes would find that the Flag and the Race does not belong to them. History always repeats. As you said earlier, the Mongols Wreaked havoc and ate their enemies in revenge for what the Arabs had done to them centuries before. Beware the wrath of the downtrodden. Marie Antoinette is unfortunately not around to tell this to the Half - Castes in power in Malaysia today.
Name: A Person With A Brain
Date: Saturday August 11, 2007
Time: 13:58:51 -0700
Islam is no different than any other group morons that believe that "invisible space people" (God) tell us it is OK to kill someone else. Christian, Jews, Hindus, have done it for millenia. The sooner we realize religion is like worshipping Santa Claus or UFOs, the sooner the human race will live in real peace and security - in sanity, not insanity.
Date: Sunday December 23, 2007
Time: 17:51:38 -0700
There is good and bad in every reliion, including your own. So i think we should leave the past in the past and try to get on with people regardless of their religion or their ancestors history (which may i add, they had nothing to do with!)
Name: i am a muslim, islam my deed....
Date: Thursday December 27, 2007
Time: 03:07:15 -0700
hi everyone,,,,,, i came across this website recently,,, and just couldn't imagine the level of hatred some people have against islam and the last and final testament of god ( the holy quran).... my purpose is not to argue with anyone ,, but just would like to advice you to study islam from authentic sources,,gather unbiased information about islam,,,,,then make your own decision,,,,,, remember we'll all be gathered in front of the almighty on the day of judgement,, so make sure you worship him and follow his prophets and his commandments,, insha allah ( god willing).
Name: James A. Smith
Date: Wednesday January 23, 2008
Time: 09:39:32 -0700
So called Buddhism as a peaceful religion? If only you know, in reality what the Buddhist Thai who concquered Siam and then invade Kedah in 1821, killing Malays who are muslims. They killed pregnanat woman, slaughter children and killed babies in the cradle who are descendent of sultan in order to severed thr bloodline. Their killing and bad reputation is still remembered in kedah today, and it seems never to have stop till today, and it is happening again in Patani. The oppressor deserved what they get in return.
Name: jehad bin khalid
Date: Wednesday January 30, 2008
Time: 17:32:16 -0700
god let her rest in shit!! let islam go!
Name: taklin bin tamer
Date: Wednesday January 30, 2008
Time: 17:33:09 -0700
Samson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict, by Obadiah Shoher
Date: Thursday February 14, 2008
Time: 08:09:22 -0700
fuck this site!! the author of this site is a non archeologist.. sri vijaya existed till 7th century.. downfall because of chola dynasty aggression that crippled srivijaya.. majapahit rise in 13th century.. this is stupid!! whats next?? the war between christians and jews?? STUPID FOOLS WILL BELIEVE THIS SITE IS TRUE.. FUCK ALL THE PEOPLE OF THIS SITE, AND ALL THE BELIEVERS OF THIS SITE!! THIS WEBSITE IS TO BRAINWASH PEOPLE HEAD AND BLIND THEIR EYES FROM THE TRUTH!!
Name: khaled from ALGERIA
Date: Friday February 29, 2008
Time: 13:18:24 -0700
This calumny against Islam !!! you must delete this article
Date: Friday March 21, 2008
Time: 01:49:52 -0700
all I need is a sword, and all you kuffar will piss your pants.
Name: start purging ur heart off prejudice and hatred
Date: Friday April 04, 2008
Time: 05:06:48 -0700
Any thinking person can readily see that this article, this site is prejudiced, unscholarly, written to sow hatred, to agitate people into conflict. Those who are beyond this must be the ones who prosper economically and politically from conflict and war. Appealing to everyone who believes in peace, dialogue, and harmonious multicultural living to stop such spread of lies, defamation and hatred. to those beyond this site: life in this world is only temporary. today or later u will leave this world and all your possessions and ambitions to enter the grave and the hereafter beyond it. that is the life eternal-the real life. are you ready for it?
Date: Saturday April 19, 2008
Time: 12:21:19 -0700
this is one of the most cruel incident. take revenge of all these cruelty off all these. badla lo
Date: Saturday May 03, 2008
Time: 22:30:15 -0700
I'm a Moslem. I have been taught by my moslem scholars that nonmoslems shouldn't be forced to embrace Islam and they should have free choice to continue their religion. There are verses in quraan telling such teachings. Can the author tell us where did he find in quraan the teachings to kill nonmoslems if they refused to embrace Islam?
Name: you are what you are
Date: Saturday May 10, 2008
Time: 20:32:48 -0700
wow..... im impressed by these bullshit informations. It's accurately written?? My god, what kind of praises are you giving him. He is nothing but a person who is really hated Islam, and he sees nothing except his religious. This blog is nothing but just made by a person who hated Islam, and I'm sure he is trying to make others to hate Islam too, hopefully he wont continue on other religious. About the extremist islam, uhm i dont think there is extreme islam, the people themselves who make islam look as extreme. Just like you, you make some other people, and i guess most muslims see you and your religious are extreme too. And please refer to the correct information of the countries. Do you think westerner knows more bout malaysia, indonesia and thailand rather than the people in the countries? Maybe you failed in your history, but dont make other people fail too. If you want to corrupt yourself, go ahead. But dont try to corrupt others. Unless they want to be corrupted, but i dont think they want to be corrupted by a person like you.
Date: Sunday May 18, 2008
Time: 00:37:27 -0700
Date: Saturday June 07, 2008
Time: 08:19:22 -0700
I'm ethnically malay(secretly I'm buddhist) Good story, and I agree with you.Islam is a cruel religion! I hate islamic rule!
Name: MY SOLUTION TO KICK MIDDLE EAST'S FROM FAR EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES
Date: Saturday June 07, 2008
Time: 08:22:29 -0700
BURN ISLAM WITH FIRE
Name: This iarticle is eye opener to all malays
Date: Monday July 07, 2008
Time: 22:21:03 -0700
This article is eye opener to all malays. Malaysia suffering a lot due to islamic faith
Name: Islam brings death and suffering to other religion
Date: Monday July 07, 2008
Time: 22:21:50 -0700
About 40 years ago and beyond, when people in Indonesia were not so deep in performing their religion, Islam, the situation were more peaceful than it is now. Now they are far more anarchist than the people of 40 years ago or more. I think it caused by Islamic teaching. After Black September in Germany in 1972, and many ocassions after, people start to be more intolerate to other belief. I miss them people of old times, with a high tolerance to others than it is now.
Name: chiki ludi
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2008
Time: 01:23:08 -0700
Indonesia and Malaysia are the largest Muslim countries in terms of population in the Asian continent. The ruler’s back then volunteered in submitting to present day religion from traders of the silk route and maritime route back then…… in the early 20th century the missionaries went and upseted the apple cart…This illegal conversion by fale propaganda of the religion of the land has created disharmony.Now the media is portraying only onside of the story which the western media always are famous for…. And after year 1948, May there are more wars then ever.Did you know how the Philippines were established???. Don’t tell me you didn’t know that... Let me tell you …… King Philip Killed all the Moros, who would not convert to his religion after he Occupied there territories(around the 16th Centaury). The remnant of them are still fighting for there freedom in the south …are called terrorist… some freedom fighters are still forgotten….now criminals and tugs have joined the party….. What religion did Emperor Asoka the Brute from Indo Land profess before he converted to Buddhism? … He was A Hindu and did he go on a killing spree after he embraced the new faith??? NO he was a good man after his conversion. Who is Alqidas Biggest Enemy …..? Israel…. Israel…. Israel…. Israel…. Israel…. Israel…. Israel…. Israel…. Israel…. Israels great skill in manipulating media and public opinion cannot be underestimated. The propaganda offensive is so successful and financed by The US tax payers, Then we tend to wonder what the hell are the US troops, doing in Iraq and Afghanistan ….?? Come on… They just want you guys to portray that the Muslims are Very very bad people. So the Israelies could occupy more land from the stupid Palastinian olive pluckers… while the world is turning a blind eye… Israel boast of a great state but the world ignores all its atrocities it commits..Very very bad…. World…. Very very bad…. Oooh I cant sleep I have to kill the next muslim I see soon as I get up.. Because I was thought that the muslims are Very very bad…. Very very bad…. Very very bad…. What was reason Hitler Killed the Jews ?? …. it is because, The Zionist put Jesus in the cross. As a leader he is authorized to do that in the name of his faith don’t u think so Israel…….,.. right then what the heck is Georgy the Bushi doing to the Afghans and the Iraqis? Is it just to teach Iran a lesson since Mosad adviced Bushy that the Iranians kicked the CIA in the US embassy in Iran Who did not want the oil revenue to go to the people.. poor guys Now the Iranian people are suffering Due to the Sanctions..instead US wanted arms to be purchased from Israeli companies at that time…... So finaly how did these arms Companies get big profits?? EAASyy They got the STUPID Saudis to pay for it and got the Iraqis to fight in the early 80’s good plan good plan….So Mosad is repeating it once again now ….??? In the bible study its mentioned that Jesus will be here for his 2nd coming to kill the false Prophet who we consider antichrist. I hope I’m alive to witness Jesus kicking Antichrists ass…. NOO NOO Jesus will kill the bugger antichrist with his inspiration not with Bombs and Nuclear weapons…or kicking ASS ohh.. So then is Mohammed is he anti Christ???... Come onnn. …. Jesus still hasn’t rose from his sleeping place in the sky.. Mohammed is dead 1500 yrs ago … who the hell is anti Christ???... Come come hey are the Devil worshipers… OOoooh are the KKK also devil worshippors????? Yes yes they toooo are….. so should we avoid the devils temptations to kill innocent people then……Yes Yes Yes my lets do it do it … as we have sinned.. we should repent,,,,,, repent,,,,,, repent,,,,,, I said repent,,,,,, repent,,,,,, Ok Ok Ok… …..How did Europe gain knowledge and influence from science, algebra , Medicine …ettc.. From the f---ing muslin in Spain. …Then …..Should we Nuke Isreal for spreading false propaganda?????……. No no wait wait…come on I am trying to think I can’t….. Ok ok ok calmed down now..Please don’t the Iranians will do it on behalf of us that’s what they say in the media you don’t get involved ….. Then if that f---ing Muslim didn’t Show the Portuguese away to India through South Africa the world would have been better off then right???????……yes……yes……yes……yes……yes……yes the traders at that time were in to business they did not have any intension to Invade and steal like the Israeli are doing now in The African Continent in very professional way by instilling puppets and Tyrants and letting the people starve and also getting some to fight and kill each other…Look at the Robert Mugarbey the prick, instaleed by the Zions now they cant get him out..the zions are still benefiting …..But the Chinese too are there in Africa…Yes they mind there own business and are NOT trying also to control the world…but what about Indian precence in Africa…If India is in Africa, China has to think twice….then what about the Pakstan….. forget it Paki’s are screwed by Musharaf in style… China,India and Pakistan need all the professional help from Israel… so that the world will be quite… The world is not Quite Duuuddde…. Then then …then….Who supported Saddam Hussein the tyrant, and armed him with Chemical weapons and finally was hanged for reasons not divulge to his supporters. Then shouldn’t we investigate and put on trial these foreign supporter of the late Saddam…. ……Ladies and gentleman there were no Alqaida then there was Alqada only after the 1990’s that’s when the Communism collapsed in the USSR… So who is the next enemy….is it … MO_HAM_MUD. ISLAM?????… ok ok ok… I will then wage war with him…. And ISLAM… Long live the USSR >>>>>>>> Were there fighting like now in the Silk Road back then before the 16 th century in such a mass scale? NO NO NO NO you are pissing me off NO NO NO NO fighting like that then,,,,, Then please tell me..Who murdered the Tribal North Americans in the name of the Lord? Wasn’t me…. Then Was it Mohammad…???? Let’s tell them it was him please>>>> world please… it was Mohammad (bloody liars….) Who murdered the Tribal Ausies and stole there Children in the name of Christ? OOHH I’m Embarrassed. But it wasn’t me…I think it was Hitler--- wrong wrong >>>>>>>> ,,,, you don’t get it….You are just pissing me again and going out of context… Turkey was the only barrier for the Europeans that’s why they cannot stomach the Turks joining the EU. Even the Croats cannot believe that they lost and suffered in Euro 2008 football;;;;;;;. …Hail Hitler…Hail Hitler …Hail Hitler Hail Georgy Bushyy… hail the Zionist.. Why were puppet countries established in the middle east..??? So that the religion they profess are damned and oil could be exploited while the citizens suffer the puppets enjoy the benefits of the oil money….in the name profiteering…and exploiting………and no damn concern for humans…or living things…
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2008
Time: 10:20:37 -0700
The process of the Islamization in Southeast Asia is one of the most difficult to get any detailed information about allowing Muslim propagandists and Islam apologists to present it as one of "peaceful penetration". The above shows, however, that whenever Islam enters a land through "peaceful" trade and infiltration once a powerful enough Islamic polity arises it will launch jihads against its non-Muslim neighbors as surely as night follows day.
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2008
Time: 10:22:58 -0700
It is, I am certain, the case that if there had been no Islamic conquest of India then Indonesia and Malaysia, which had always been deeply influenced by India, would not have been Islamized.
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2008
Time: 12:03:45 -0700
To the Muslim denyers of history: guys, is that some sort of tradition of yours? Like Ahmadinejad denying the Holocaust? Anyway, if you have your facts to back your reading of history, PLEASE bring in your sources (I mean academic sources, not the self-serving mumbo-jumbo of pseudo-scholars like Zakir and alike). We will be more than happy to have a facts-based discussion. // To those offended by the "Islam-hate" of the site: First, my friends, you collect what you sow. Second, you are so insensible to the hate preached by your own religion, that you cannot understand how much hate you spill on the rest of the world on a daily basis. // Finally, to ALL: do you understand that the religious worldview is DEAD, that it is time to evolve toward a spirituality and philosophy based not on dogma and first-century "science" but on an openminded, fact-based research - one that will not ignore human progresses in science? GET RID OF YOUR STIFF CULTS NOW, and start inquiring creatively - THAT would be a true religion, not your stinky collection of mushed dogmas. Cherry on the cake: http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/08/honor.killing/index.html
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2008
Time: 18:02:34 -0700
(To all pissed-off Malay Muslims spewing hatred at this article)-(Here is something more to get pissed-off)-Sahih Al-Bukhari 5. 91: Anas bin Malik said, "The head of Al-Husain was brought to 'Ubaidullah bin Ziyad and was put in a tray, and then Ibn Ziyad started playing with a stick at the nose and mouth of Al-Husain's head and saying something about his handsome features." Anas then said (to him), "Al-Husain resembled the Prophet more than the others did."
Name: The Muslim's dilemma
Date: Thursday July 10, 2008
Time: 03:58:40 -0700
Islam is Muslims worst enemy because they are enslaved mentally by this fucked up ideology. When Indonesian Muslims work in Arab countries as maids they are treated worse than dogs and snakes. Many are raped and come home pregnant. Female Muslims should leave Islam first. We non-Muslims have no need to cut off Muslims head, a bullet through Muslims head or knife through their heart will make sure that they are dead.
Date: Thursday July 10, 2008
Time: 14:26:58 -0700
This site is geart to show the world some of there brutal history. http://www.historyofjihad.com/
Name: Vijay Swami
Date: Friday July 11, 2008
Time: 08:22:05 -0700
Hey soldier Dont you become a terorrist Vijay Swami
Name: Pueblo Itzcoatl
Date: Sunday July 13, 2008
Time: 08:29:57 -0700
Expressions like "the bloody history of Islam" are what I've always been surprised at. Those who like to talk on this topic usually remember the conquest of Persia, Central Asia and Spain. I don't deny the fact that wars did took place in Islamic history but statements about "the bloody history of Islam" are, let us say... an exaggeration. It is still more funny that we hear it from those whose own history is really a history of constant violence & murder. It's quite enough to mention the religious wars in the 16th century, uncountable wars in the 18th & 19th centuries and the two world wars. Can you remember a single peaceful period in the history of Europe...except the last decades, of course? Some people like the notorious Robert Spencer justify the Crusades and seriously tend to characterize them as "defensive wars against Muslim agressors". I wonder if they regard the religious wars in Europe as defensive? Was it Muslims who annihilated the native inhabitants of North America and Australia? Burned the Jews in gas chambers? You should think with your own brains instead of retelling dubious writings. Who were the founding fathers of the great Isreal?? They were The first terrorist in 20th century.
Name: 100% Kafir Infidel
Date: Sunday July 13, 2008
Time: 10:36:28 -0700
Brilliantly informative. Islam is truly a religion from HELL. Jesus warned us about Mo'MAD (pbuh) when he said: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves." (Matt 7:15) Therefore BY THEIR FRUITS SHALL YOU KNOW THEM. BY THEIR FRUITS SHALL YOU KNOW THEM!!
Name: To tarek PROOF THAT QURAN ENCOURAGES VIOLENCE AGAINST NON MUSLIMS
Date: Monday July 14, 2008
Time: 13:33:57 -0700
here is the evidence from the quran. It is clear it is not for self defense but for conversion of non muslims. Sura (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." " Sura (2:244) - "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things." Sura (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." of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward." Sura (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…" Sura (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" Sura (9:5) - "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them." Sura (9:14) - "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace..." The quran wants muslims to fight with non muslims till they are killed, converted or subjugated and become dhimmis.
Name: Excellent article, informative and factual
Date: Thursday July 24, 2008
Time: 15:32:00 -0700
The only good muslim is a dead one. All non-muslims should have a mission in life to annihilate muslim and the history's crap called islam. Muhammad was a pedophile who raped six year old he was a incarnation of the devil.....himself.
Date: Wednesday July 30, 2008
Time: 06:12:47 -0700
I am 4th generation Christian convert.My greatgrand mother was a muslim. She was converted by marrying a Christian (Protestant) during the American occupation in the Philippines. She married a Christian because she wants to be the only ONE wife to a husband. She belongs to a Moro tribe called tausug. A warlike tribe. My father taught me that Christianity is of God because it said Thou shall not kill and Islam is of Satan because it said KILL, KILL, KILL AND KILL. And finally may father said defend your faith like a tausog warrior and fight like a jew because JESUS came from the jew. Mary is jew and Joseph is a jew.
Name: what u hate one day it come to you
Date: Friday September 12, 2008
Time: 22:30:46 -0700
waoo, look how much this ass whole guys know about islam , good effort avoid to write rubbist, You cannot change the mind of people by coating 9/11 and other incidences. let me tell you after 9/11 hundred and thousand of american become muslim. go and ask them why. the reason because they become awared of the true facts. their eyes open which have bandaged by couple of ass whole like those who are operating this web sites.
Name: Indonesian Unitarianist
Date: Sunday September 14, 2008
Time: 07:24:44 -0700
You people tought wrong about Islam. Islam is religion of peace. In Indonesia and Malaysia, non-moslem people can live peacefully. You can see that in Bali (an island belongs to Indonesia), hindu people can leave peacefully. Not like moslems in India which was unable to live peacefully, so they made a new country called Pakistan. Don't spreads lies about Islam and Moslems in southeast asia. We live peacefully with the multi-religion and multi-cultural situation in southeast asia. Terrorism is possible to be happen everywhere around the world and possible to be done by all kind of ideology. You can live very peacefully in Indonesia whatever you are, Moslems, Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddist, Animism, Atheism, etc etc..
Name: arus jajalis, philippines
Date: Monday September 22, 2008
Time: 19:13:31 -0700
The writeup is very interesting information but i comment the writer used a vindictive words against the muslims. in fact, it is baseless for anyone to say muslim is barbaric etc. i would suggest the writers of this editorial will research ISLAM (the Quran and sunnah of Prophet Mohammad)..thanks
Date: Tuesday September 30, 2008
Time: 08:24:15 -0700
Thanks for enlightening us with history of Islam in Malaysia. I was wondering how Islam spread to the Far East countries.
Date: Thursday October 02, 2008
Time: 16:18:11 -0700
iam indonesian, an ex muslim...and now agnostic. some of those pictures above are having wrong comment... example: 1. "A Samurai photo" thats not a samurai, it is a Garuda Symbol from Thailand. 2. "A Traditional Malaysian Warrior" actually looks like chinese/ mongolian warrior. Yes!!!... the Islam ruin my beloved country Indonesia...all the beautifulness of my country will be gone soon, as soon as the arabisasion of indonesia completed...
Date: Tuesday October 14, 2008
Time: 04:33:55 -0700
@James A. Smith So called Buddhism as a peaceful religion? Yes and they are allowed te defend their self. Just as people have the right to kill te Abu Sayyaf that wants to kill kill and kiil
Name: Kamal Fahmi
Date: Tuesday January 20, 2009
Time: 01:24:01 -0500
This article is BS all the way. Non of the items are logic with the real history. We muslims never have vendetta to any religion unless we are suppressed. Nabi Muhammad (s.a.w) was the last prophet and he shine the world with wisdom and prophecy from Allah.
Date: Wednesday January 21, 2009
Time: 14:28:28 -0500
First of all, let me comment about Siam, it was a powerful kingdom then, and the Malay sultans feared them, and paid tribute to them every year. Once or twice they did uprise against the Siamese Kingdom, but they were always defeated. When the Malay sultans had diplomatic ties and was protected by China, only then the Siamese Kingdom lost its power and control over the Malay kingdom. Siam was never ruled by any foreign country till this day. I may hate the fanatical Muslims, that gives peace loving Muslims (in this modern time) a bad name. Well, what I realised about history is that people do remember what atrocities done to their families and forefathers in the past, like the Jews and Christians in the Middle East; and actually Muslims too (remembering how they became Muslims that is). Wars that happen in Bosnia (Serbs), wars happening in Ethiopia, and their fights with Somalia Islamic Courts Union (ICU) and many like them, faced war with the Muslims in the past, many of their people was tortured and killed by the Muslims. We should not forget what happen to Indonesia, how many Chinese and Christians was murdered and raped there, by the fanatical Muslims. Remember how Islam was spread in the Middle east, it was by force. And yet many of them can deny this. Even in their excuse in trying to destroy Israel and to possess that land, this fools will justify themselves in anything, like the Jew possessing Canaan Land, if they can do it so can we, Israel is under Gods Judgement and is rejected by God, so we have the right to take that land, to drive them into the sea and to wipe them of the map. These fanatics forget that the merciful and forgiving God said He will remember Israel, and save them through Jesus, and make them His people once again. Well the Jews had the Red Sea parted for them, millions could see the pillar of fire (even the their enemies could witness this). The Jew through Moses, had God's approval in possessing Canaan Land, and those signs were the few examples to prove it. But greater still, God was fighting for them, (even the Muslims knows this). Israel did not fight for God. God don't need men to fight for Him. The Jews were out numbered by the 33 kingdoms in the Canaan Land. Who fell the wall of Jerico, was it not God? Who approved the Muslim to possess land which was not theirs, if God, what prove do they have? Don't forget God is a GREAT GOD, and he used this small nation, Israel to prove it. But in the time of Jesus, was there war? Jesus (Isa, Eashoa) the highest prophet of God (every thing from the past and future in the scriptures evolve around this man of God). Jesus never made war with anyone, he could, but he did not, it was not God's purpose. His war was only against Satan never with men. In God's teachings through Jesus, he never told anyone to go and possess lands by force, kill, kill and kill! He always reminded the people, their inheritance is Heaven, and earth was a temporal place for the believers. It was said, Muhammad too believed in Jesus and his teachings. If So, then what was Muhammad preaching? Is God so fickle? As for Israel, they are now fighting for peace and for their land and to defend it. If they where out to kill woman, children and the innocent as what the Muslims says, than this war won't be this long in the Middle East (Palestine). If they treated the Muslims as how the Muslim had treated them in the past, that I would say no Muslims will be left standing. Well, this is war, the Palestine people chose Hamas, just as the same as Lebanon choosing the Hasibullahs, both are the enemies of Israel which then makes the people of Palestinian and Lebanese, Israel's enemy too. Are the Muslims trying to tell us they are innocent from killing woman and children in the past? In Iran, they even kill their own, innocent Muslims sisters and brothers there. Look at the Muslim Kurds and how they are treated by their so called Muslim brothers. Was the Iraqi people happy under Saddams rule? Was the people of Afghanistan happy with the Taliban rule? Why didn't the Muslim help them? Most of these Islamic countries hate and fear to be under such laws of the Taliban (I am not sure whether they followed the Hudud, Qisas, Diyya and Tazir Law). Worse the Muslim fanatics were fighting against these people's freedom, just because America was involved. Most Iranian are not even happy with their country's Islamic government. So in my conclusion, hate and blindness rules the heart of these Muslim fanatics in this world in every country, This hate is even greater than the concerns for their fellow Muslims, suffering in Somalia, those who suffered in the hands of Saddam, the murdering of Kurds, Kuwait at war with Iraq in the past; In Iran, the execution of the innocent (example, the 16 year old raped victim that was hung) and etc. Why I said hate? well look at the reactions of the Muslims in this world, when America or Israel are involved. Doesn't this shows only hate drives them. If Egypt was at war with Palestine today instead of Israel, I wonder what will be the reaction of the Muslims in this world today? Men do not have the capabilities nor the power to stop what is happening or going to happen on this planet earth ... our only hope is God.
Date: Wednesday January 21, 2009
Time: 14:31:45 -0500
First of all, let me comment about Siam, it was a powerful kingdom then, and the Malay sultans feared them, and paid tribute to them every year. Once or twice they did uprise against the Siamese Kingdom, but they were always defeated. When the Malay sultans had diplomatic ties and was protected by China, only then the Siamese Kingdom lost its power and control over the Malay kingdom. Siam was never ruled by any foreign country till this day. ......................................................... I may hate the fanatical Muslims, that gives peace loving Muslims (in this modern time) a bad name. Well, what I realised about history is that people do remember what atrocities done to their families and forefathers in the past, like the Jews and Christians in the Middle East; and actually Muslims too (remembering how they became Muslims that is). Wars that happen in Bosnia (Serbs), wars happening in Ethiopia, and their fights with Somalia Islamic Courts Union (ICU) and many like them, faced war with the Muslims in the past, many of their people was tortured and killed by the Muslims. We should not forget what happen to Indonesia, how many Chinese and Christians was murdered and raped there, by the fanatical Muslims. ......................................................... Remember how Islam was spread in the Middle east, it was by force. And yet many of them can deny this. Even in their excuse in trying to destroy Israel and to possess that land, this fools will justify themselves in anything, like the Jew possessing Canaan Land, if they can do it so can we, Israel is under Gods Judgement and is rejected by God, so we have the right to take that land, to drive them into the sea and to wipe them of the map. These fanatics forget that the merciful and forgiving God said He will remember Israel, and save them through Jesus, and make them His people once again. Well the Jews had the Red Sea parted for them, millions could see the pillar of fire (even the their enemies could witness this). The Jew through Moses, had God's approval in possessing Canaan Land, and those signs were the few examples to prove it. But greater still, God was fighting for them, (even the Muslims knows this). Israel did not fight for God. God don't need men to fight for Him. The Jews were out numbered by the 33 kingdoms in the Canaan Land. Who fell the wall of Jerico, was it not God? Who approved the Muslim to possess land which was not theirs, if God, what prove do they have? Don't forget God is a GREAT GOD, and he used this small nation, Israel to prove it. But in the time of Jesus, was there war? Jesus (Isa, Eashoa) the highest prophet of God (every thing from the past and future in the scriptures evolve around this man of God). Jesus never made war with anyone, he could, but he did not, it was not God's purpose. His war was only against Satan never with men. In God's teachings through Jesus, he never told anyone to go and possess lands by force, kill, kill and kill! He always reminded the people, their inheritance is Heaven, and earth was a temporal place for the believers. It was said, Muhammad too believed in Jesus and his teachings. If So, then what was Muhammad preaching? Is God so fickle? As for Israel, they are now fighting for peace and for their land and to defend it. If they where out to kill woman, children and the innocent as what the Muslims says, than this war won't be this long in the Middle East (Palestine). If they treated the Muslims as how the Muslim had treated them in the past, that I would say no Muslims will be left standing. ......................................................... Well, this is war, the Palestine people chose Hamas, just as the same as Lebanon choosing the Hasibullahs, both are the enemies of Israel which then makes the people of Palestinian and Lebanese, Israel's enemy too. Are the Muslims trying to tell us they are innocent from killing woman and children in the past? In Iran, they even kill their own, innocent Muslims sisters and brothers there. Look at the Muslim Kurds and how they are treated by their so called Muslim brothers. ........................................................ Was the Iraqi people happy under Saddams rule? Was the people of Afghanistan happy with the Taliban rule? Why didn't the Muslim help them? Most of these Islamic countries hate and fear to be under such laws of the Taliban (I am not sure whether they followed the Hudud, Qisas, Diyya and Tazir Law). Worse the Muslim fanatics were fighting against these people's freedom, just because America was involved. Most Iranian are not even happy with their country's Islamic government. ...................................................... So in my conclusion, hate and blindness rules the heart of these Muslim fanatics in this world in every country, This hate is even greater than the concerns for their fellow Muslims, suffering in Somalia, those who suffered in the hands of Saddam, the murdering of Kurds, Kuwait at war with Iraq in the past; In Iran, the execution of the innocent (example, the 16 year old raped victim that was hung) and etc. Why I said hate? well look at the reactions of the Muslims in this world, when America or Israel are involved. Doesn't this shows only hate drives them. If Egypt was at war with Palestine today instead of Israel, I wonder what will be the reaction of the Muslims in this world today? ........................................................ Men do not have the capabilities nor the power to stop what is happening or going to happen on this planet earth ... our only hope is God.
Date: Wednesday January 21, 2009
Time: 14:46:48 -0500
I am sorry for the repeat in my text submission.
Date: Sunday February 01, 2009
Time: 03:41:59 -0500
this page i think was not make by people who really know about islam, he just write on what is hate about islam....if u are muslim can we meet one day to debate from historian side and also religious one.. islam never force other people to submit or profess to their religion, if not indian , steppe in russian today becomes islamic world. Then you said in spain, why are there still exist christian if muslim had made them accept islam by sword, and in afrika why still existed christian kingdom in ethiopia.... it is because islam never made others to accept it religion by violent, war and so on. But if you talk about christian.... history hav proof that how the philipines which in the old days are malays islamic sultanate become christian country, and how there hav torture muslim to profess their christian religion when they conquer malacca, and north african country. When talk about jihad, only non-muslim like u just understand from narrow view.... Jihad existed in our daily life as we works, we doing business and so on... the most important jihad against our evil side, this is what mean by jihad but when we had being threathen by enemy which can cause our life and family , jihad only permissible only to defend ourselves. If you had differ ideas, maybe you cannot called yourself as muslim or ex-muslim.... Where did u learn your religious , i wanna to know cause maybe u just a pretender... who lose in battle of soul....satanic always takes part on your side when you learn without master.
Date: Monday February 09, 2009
Time: 14:37:15 -0500
Know your history! Know the different between Christian, Catholic and Jewdasium, many Muslims do not know the difference. What was the Spanish and Portuguese interest when they were out conquering lands. Most conquerors are driven by fame, wealth, (spices, silk, gold etc.), and government expansion. Who was following them, missionaries. Example St. Francis Xavier, who was never mention being a cruel man in the Malaya history (people do not forget cruelty). The Portuguese and Spanish did hate the Muslim, because of what the Muslims did to them. The Muslim had attacked and invaded their countries. When the Portuguese came to Melacca they did not shoot first, it was the Sultan who attack the Portuguese, instigated by the Indian Muslims. If the Malays was force into Catholicism by the west (Portuguese, Dutch or English) Malaysia today, would be a Catholic country. Isn't that what happened to the Philippines (as what was said by the Muslims?) ............................................................................................................................................................... The Spanish interest in the Philippine, was the trading with China, (this was the same interest the Muslim traders had earlier); only than, the missionaries came in (they knew what would happen to the natives by the Spanish army and government who were more interested in world domination and trading). The missionaries did not come to fight or to make war. Till these days whether Christian or Catholic they came to help, countries or people that are in need, (missionaries did not only bring religion, but also medical and technology), thats how the Red Cross and World Aid came into being (I do not think they are influenced by religion, in this present time). Example, in India; Mother Teresa was from the missionary, did she force or threaten to kill anyone into becoming a Catholic? ............................................................................................................................................................... Yes, the Spanish may have been cruel to some, but they didn't care weather the people were Christians, Catholic or Muslims. Example, South America, these people were not Muslims, but they too were treated badly. The Muslim in the south ( Moros) declared a jihad, or holy war, raiding Catholic coastal communities (who were Philippinoes also) and stubbornly defending their territory against every outside authority. The Moros have been a persistent problem since that time, struggling for independence against every government ruling the Philippines, including the present-day one, who are Philippinoes. ............................................................................................................................................................... I can not deny about the Crusaders, who were they? Crusades fought mainly against Muslims, Jews, Russian and Greek Orthodox Christians, Mongols, Old Prussians, and political enemies of the popes and etc.. They were Catholics. Catholics and Christians did not see eye to eye when it came to religion till this very day. In the past in Europe the Christians were even tortured, and burned alive to renounce their faith and to repent by going back to Catholicism or to convert to Catholicism, many were killed. Yes, they may have done the same to the Muslims and Jews too. But the Christians were at the very home base of their captors, which gave their captors more time and gruesome ways to torture them. ............................................................................................................................................................... A Christian can not force another to be a Christian, because this is not in the teachings of God. Christians are allowed to share the great teachings of Christ Jesus, and what God did for us. God gave us a will to choose. In the Christian faith only God can save, salvation comes from God and not from man. God will reveal and prove Himself to those whom He has chosen. And Whom or what man chooses, good or bad, he will bare for it later. If a Christian forces or even torture another to be a Christian, and if the victim say yes, well we all know that yes will not be from his heart, so what good is it? God want a heart that is willingly and thoroughly for Him and not by force. And if a Christian forces like so, it will be sinful in God's eye. So a true Christian will never do such a thing. ............................................................................................................................................................... Muslims recognise two kinds of struggle: higher jihad, the struggle with oneself, to make one a better Muslim, and lower jihad, the struggle with the world, to bring about worldwide Islam. Obviously the Islamists or the fanatics concentrate on lower jihad, where all other Muslims concentrate on higher jihad, which we call friends. ............................................................................................................................................................... Unfortunately, what we witness in Muslim history is the practice for the lower jihad than the higher jihad. For example, Sura (chapter) 9, verse 5 of the Quran says: ‘fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them (infidels, kafirs). For your information, to the Muslims, innocent people are the Muslims. As far as non-Muslims are concerned, they have not accepted Islam, and as far as they are concerned, that is a crime against Allah. So, when you hear news of bombings, and hear them saying, they are against the innocent being killed, know who and what they really saying and meant. ............................................................................................................................................................... The violent Muslims can point to the many violent parts of the Quran and the Traditions, and, of course, to the example of Muhammad, to show that what they are doing is right. The fact is that the Muslim's prophet Muhammad was most decidedly not a man of peace: according to the earliest biography of Muhammad (written by ibn Ishaq, a Muslim), he was personally engaged in 26 or 27 battles! ............................................................................................................................................................... It is known that most Muslims are in denial of what is happening. First, they themselves do not know what they read in the Quran. Second they ague about its meaning, even the meaning of Jihad. Third the Muslims believes that Islam is a religion of Peace and Muhammad was the most just and peaceful prophet ever to walk this earth. They believe he brought humanity and justice to the corrupt people of this world (probably by killing them). Fourth, go back to the first. ............................................................................................................................................................... Here are few great examples of peace, humanity and justice in the Quran? Sura 9: 5 ‘Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them", Surah 9:123 "Oh ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you". 9:5 "Slay the idolaters wherever you find them". 8:12 "I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off". 9:29"Fight those who do not believe in God and the last day... and fight People of the Book (Christians and Jews), who do not accept the religion of truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior". 47:4 "When you meet the unbelievers, strike off their heads; then when you have made wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives". 8:60 "Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies". Q.5: 34 "Retribution of those, who wage war against Allah and his messenger and strive to create disorder in the land, is that they be slain or crucified or their hands and feet be cut off on account of their enmity, or they be expelled from the land. That shall be a disgrace for them in this world, and in the Hereafter they shall have a great punishment." ............................................................................................................................................................... Jihad in the sense of territorial expansion has always been a central aspect of Muslim life. That's how Muslims came to rule much of the Arabian Peninsula by the time of the Muhammad's death in 632. It's how, a century later, Muslims had conquered a region from Afghanistan to Spain. Subsequently, jihad spurred and justified Muslim conquests of such territories as India, Sudan, Anatolia, and the Balkans. ............................................................................................................................................................... Today, jihad is the world's foremost source of terrorism, inspiring a worldwide campaign of violence by self-proclaimed jihadist groups: • The International Islamic Front for the Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders: Osama bin Laden's organization; • Laskar Jihad: responsible for the murder of more than 10,000 Christians in Indonesia; • Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami: a leading cause of violence in Kashmir; • Palestinian Islamic Jihad: the most vicious anti-Israel terrorist group of them all; • Egyptian Islamic Jihad: killed Anwar El-Sadat in 1981, many others since, and • Yemeni Islamic Jihad: killed three American missionaries. ............................................................................................................................................................... But jihad's most ghastly present reality is in Sudan, where until recently the ruling party bore the slogan "Jihad, Victory and Martyrdom." For two decades, under government backing, jihadists there have physically attacked non-Muslims, looted their belongings and killed their males. ............................................................................................................................................................... Jihadists then enslaved tens of thousands of females and children, forced them to convert to Islam, sent them on forced marches, beat them and set them to hard labor. The women and older girls also suffered ritual gang-rape, genital mutilation and a life of sexual servitude. ............................................................................................................................................................... Sudan's state-sponsored jihad has caused about 2 million deaths and the displacement of another 4 million - making it the greatest humanitarian catastrophe of our era. ............................................................................................................................................................... Most Muslims, do not read the Quran for themselves and instead rely on imams and preachers to do the reading and interpreting for them. (Said by a Muslim assistant professor of religious studies, Khaleel Mohammed at San Diego State University) ............................................................................................................................................................... One question that I always wanted to ask: if Allah wants to kill the unbelievers, why he dose not do it himself? It should be easy for him to kill them, and strike them with all sorts of disasters and calamities to satisfy his vengeful nature and bloodthirsty mood. Why instead he asks his messenger and his zealot devotees to do his dirty work? Is it perhaps that he is incapable to do it on his own? Or is it that he is no god at all but the figment of Muhammad's mind, a convenient scarecrow that would give the self acclaimed prophet unlimited power to plunder, rape and govern the lives and minds of those ignorant barbarians who believed in the concoction of his lies?
Date: Saturday February 28, 2009
Time: 17:51:47 -0500
What a horribly written article article. I can't believe what i just read here. They make it sound like the Filipino's looked forward for the spanish to take over their country and save them from Islam. What a lie. The Filipino's fought hard against the spanish rule and hated every minute under it. The spanish were the worst people ever to come to the Philippines and this can be found by visiting the museums there. They have statues and songs for the man who liberated them from the spanish all over the capital Manila. As for the rest of this article its just a bunch of rubbish and hate by typical christians who want to violently take over the world.
Name: Islam Should Die
Date: Thursday March 26, 2009
Time: 11:16:08 -0500
Islam is a lot of bullshit - not that I mind that more than I mind those innocents being murdered. I come from the Philippines and 90 percent of us hate Islam... we don't even know what right they have in destroying the southern tip of our country. This is a great article!
Date: Sunday April 05, 2009
Time: 03:16:16 -0400
A little correction to this excellent article. The Hindu Prambanan Temple is not located on Sumatra, it is beautifully laid on Yogyakarta City of Central Java, Java Island, Indonesia, and only few kilometres distance from the Borobudur Temple. These two temples are Hindu and Buddha ancient biggest temple in the world.