Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

The Quranic Sharia Laws

In this article I talk about some aspects of Sharia law as founded in the Quran. A Muslim, regardless of school of thought will have to accept such laws. After all, they are founded in the Quran, Allah’s final word. After introducing the crime, I provide the Quranic evidence followed by some critical analysis that sheds light on possible alternatives. I end the article with a substantive conclusion.
The crimes, their Quranic basis and a critical discussion

1. Crime: Rebellion, physical or verbal, against the Muslim leader

Quranic Evidence

005.033
YUSUFALI: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter

The punishment for this crime is Death, cutting of hands and feet or exile. Modern day society has different classification of such behavior against the state. Much of such behavior is considered no more than civil disobedience. The US first amendment guarantees free speech. In some instances there is some jail time involved. But in general such behavior is tolerated by a modern democratic state. An Islamic state, if applying Sharia law, will react in a mean-spirited way to control the civil liberties of its citizens.

2. Crime: Apostasy (a Muslim leaving Islam)

Quranic Evidence

004.088
YUSUFALI: Why should ye be divided into two parties about the Hypocrites? Allah hath upset them for their (evil) deeds. Would ye guide those whom Allah hath thrown out of the Way? For those whom Allah hath thrown out of the Way, never shalt thou find the Way

004.089
YUSUFALI: They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks;-

The punishment for apostasy is death. There is a three days waiting period to allow the person to come back to the fold of Islam. My view is that this is not a crime at all. People should be free to adopt other religions or non-religions as they like. Yet, thanks to Allah, this is a crime in Islam. And, as a bonus, it is punishable by death!

3. Crime: Stealing (even if very small amount like 25 cents)

Quranic Evidence

005.038
YUSUFALI: As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power.

The punishment for stealing is to cut off the hand at the wrist. This law shows the barbarity of Sharia law and the barbarity of some of the Quranic teachings. Bear in mind that all four Islamic schools of thought have to accept such teachings. They are in the Quran after all. It is clear that modern laws are superior to Sharia law. The punishments for stealing increase gradually as the amount stolen increases. This approach is more realistic than the barbarity of Sharia law.

4. Crime: Murder (killing someone not in War situations)

Quranic Evidence

002.178
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! the law of equality is prescribed to you in cases of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the woman for the woman. But if any remission is made by the brother of the slain, then grant any reasonable demand, and compensate him with handsome gratitude, this is a concession and a Mercy from your Lord. After this whoever exceeds the limits shall be in grave penalty.

The punishment is a life for a life. However a Muslim cannot be killed for murdering a non Muslim, a woman, or a slave. Thank God for good Abe who said that all men are created equal. Well, not in Islam. Even in murder situations, Islam discriminates between people. A Muslim has a royal blood in him, while a non Muslims and women and slaves are the untouchables! How unjust can a religion be to teach such teachings? Oh, I forgot, we are talking about “Islam”.

Conclusion

Sharia law interferes with basic human liberties. It is also evident that some of the Sharia laws based on the Quran are barbaric and unjust. A true Muslim any where has to accept such laws because they are Quranicaly based. Sharia laws are stagnant and came to us 1400 years ago from barbaric Arabia. It is time for Muslims to move on.

Islamic law is not a suitable system of crime and punishment in civilized society. Islam considers apostasy a crime. Apostasy is not a crime, regardless of whether Islam likes it or not. It is a basic right that humans should enjoy in modern day society. Islamic Sharia wants to cut a person’s hand if he/she steals regardless of the amount stolen. Stealing is clearly a case where a gradual system of punishment should be available to allow punishment for varying amounts of theft. Also, Sharia Law is unjust. It favors Muslims over other groups of people in society. The golden rule that promotes respecting others and treating them as equals is a thing of the past if Sharia law is in charge. No one in his right mind should allow that barbarity of Islamic law in today’s social order.

 

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Ibn Kamuna also contributes at faithfreedom.org. He can be contacted at [email protected].


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Name: WTF?
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 01:37:42 -0700

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Thank you, Ibn for this article. I am truly concerned for humanity. How can so many people be self-deceived by this ideology that the whole world is in jeopardy? For God's sake, this is the 21st century, stupidity should be history....not a threatoning presence. Fuck Islam, fuck Mohammad, fuck all zealots.


Name: THE JEWS R RESPONSIBLE FOR ISLAMIC LAW NOT MUSLIMS ALONE !!!!!!
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 02:40:39 -0700

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BLAMING MUSLIMS ALONE IS NOT FAIR....THE TERRORIST JEWS THE CREATORS OF ORIGINAL JIHAD - ETHNIC CLEANSING BASED ON RILIGION R THE REAL CULPRIT...MUHMAED WAS ONLY FOLLOWING HIS TERRORIST GURUS LIKE MOESE,ABRAHAM,JESUS ETC...MOSES DID ETHNIC CLEANSING...JESUS SAID I AM SON OF GOD AND CLAIMED EXCLUSIVITY...MOHAMED WENT 1 STEP AHEAD OF HIS GURUS AND SAID HE IS LAST PROPHET OF IMAGINARY DEITY JEHOVA/ALLAH.BLAME JEWS CHRISTIANS MUSLIMS EQUALLY FOR THE WORLD PROBLEMS TODAY.


Name: vbv
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 03:07:54 -0700

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Muslims claim sharia to be 'divine' and immutable! What kind god is that Allaha who discriminates between people based on their belief system? Allah is the most violent god created by a man. After all all these gods are man-made by some scoundrel,blackguard,criminal,psychopath,a self serving bastard who goes in the name of a"prophet",Sage,godman,etc! Yet in the 21st century we find billions of people falling at the feet of these frauds and criminals ,merchants of HATE and DEATH! Why not adopt a pure secular system of values for national governance rather than all these fraudulent theologies?


Name: muhamed promised IMAGINARY 72 hot sexy virgins with big erect breasts like pam anderson to his followers....secularism cant...
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 06:50:35 -0700

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muhamed promised his followers IMAGINARY 72 hot sexy virgins with erect breasts like pam anderson,and on top unlimited wine food and sex....in IMAGINARY JANNAT.at that time it was a great enticement....its now know none of this exists,but still some brain dead zombiez r thinking maybe its true...so no option but to nuke these terrorists....till truth abt man being evolved from 1 celled organisms and we r not created by false non existant jehova/allah is not exposed to the world this will go on...people want to believe they will get something after thyey die,fact is nothing like this is there.


Name: muhamed promised IMAGINARY 72 hot sexy virgins with big erect breasts like pam anderson to his followers....secularism cant...
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 06:51:09 -0700

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muhamed promised his followers IMAGINARY 72 hot sexy virgins with erect breasts like pam anderson,and on top unlimited wine food and sex....in IMAGINARY JANNAT.at that time it was a great enticement....its now know none of this exists,but still some brain dead zombiez r thinking maybe its true...so no option but to nuke these terrorists....till truth abt man being evolved from 1 celled organisms and we r not created by false non existant jehova/allah is not exposed to the world this will go on...people want to believe they will get something after thyey die,fact is nothing like this is there.


Name: To "THE JEWS..."
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 07:23:59 -0700

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Please don't post in all caps. I appologize for my vulgarity in my last post. I must admit that I do not fully understand the Jew versus Muslim conflict outside of the Isreal and Palistenian issue. You seem to be fair minded (holding each religion accountable for the worlds troubles), and I appreciate that. I must ask, however, are you in favor of a global Muslim nation (even if taken by force)? Shalom


Name: http://democraticegypt.blogspot.com/
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 07:34:17 -0700

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http://democraticegypt.blogspot.com/ see this this is revolutionary blog which opens eyes of muslims


Name:
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 08:33:11 -0700

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Alcohol is a dangerous drug and a major public health menace...


Name: Must Read for all Jihadists!
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 08:37:22 -0700

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72 Big Boobed Horny Virgins DVD now available for FREEE!!! Please contact: https://www.cia.gov/


Name: Walter Sieruk
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 08:51:22 -0700

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An important question: is the Quran the Word of God or is it a fabrication of a Man. Thus, is the Quran the truth or a fiction and a hoax? The jihadists use many verses from the Quran as the Main source of justification for their violence, mayhem and murders. There, the question is clearly given on pages 145 through 157 in THE ISLAMIC INVASION by Robert Morey in which he wrote a section on the Quran with its self-contradictions. Just two of the many he cited are the following “The Quran differs on whether a day is a thousand years or fifty thousand years in God’s sight’ and “Who was first to believe? Abraham or Moses [Sura 6:14 versus 7:143]? The above is inconsistent and illogical. Further, Morey wrote about “The fact that Judaism and Christianity broke up into different sects was used in the Quran to prove that they are not of God [Suras 30:20-32. 42:13, 14]. Yet Islam has broken up into many warring sects and therefore cannot be true if the Quran is right.” Moreover, Morey in his book shows many more contradictions and absurdities in the Quran, there are and how Muhammad incorporated extra Biblical and Jewish folklore along with pre-Islamic Arabian myth and parts of Zoroastrian and Hindu stories into the Quran. Furthermore, the Muslims claim that “the Quran is the direct, literal word of God unmodified in any way by the Prophet who uttered them at the bidding of God.” Nevertheless, in the book UNVEILING ISLAM by Ergun Mehmet and Eethi Caner has shown that the Quran was modified in the following account on pages 45. “Muhammad felt the need to improve on the words of Allah, since he changed Allah’s wisdom for his own on several occasions. A hadith tells of the nonchalant emendations of Muhammad:’ On a number of occasions he [a scribe] had, with the Prophet’s consent changed the closing words of verses. For example, when the prophet had said ‘God is mighty and wise ‘ Adbollah b. Abi Sarh suggested writing down ‘Knowing and wise’ and the Prophet answered that there was no objection. Having observed a succession of changes of this type, Adbollah renounced Islam on the grounds that revelations, if from God could not be changed at the prompting of a scribe such as himself. After his apostasy he went to Mecca and joined the Qorayshites.’ Other writers reveal that later Muhammad and his people did go war with the Qorayshites and he personally killed Abdollah. Obviously Abdollah knew too much and Muhammad wanted Abdollah’s knowledge to die with him.” In conclusion, the Quran is not only a fiction, it’s also a hoax.


Name: To "Alcohol is dangerous"
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 10:13:13 -0700

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Your long winded derision of alcohol and drugs is redundant. The world knows of the ill affects to the body by ingesting toxic substances. Relating this issue to some morale ideology is rediculous. Man has always attempted to "escape" his suffering through drugs. Yes, some people destroy themselves in this pursuit and it is a tragedy. Make no mistake, however, life is a struggle, and therefore, a suffering. Get over it.


Name: Walter
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 10:22:02 -0700

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Sir, with all due respect, I believe the Quran to be a fiction of man and represents the darkest evil of humanity. I mean no offense to Muslims in general, but the Quran does not present a very good picture of Mohammad. Translated, the Quran is a manual for predjudicial debauchery of the worst kind. I truly feel sorry for the minorities that are Muslim. They are the true victims of this deranged ideology.


Name: "Must Read"
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 10:46:13 -0700

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Question. After you've copulated with 72 big titty virgins for years and years, then what? Does the Quran suggest anything other than sex in the after-life? According to Mohammad, we should endeavore to loot, pillage, and rape (including our own children), in order to be satisfied. Is that the Muslim final desire. Sick, vulgar, and demented. Brainwashed. All followers of Mohammad, after reading his direction, should be ashamed... and then kill themselves.


Name: Malem
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 12:25:32 -0700

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Crime: Stealing (even if very small amount like 25 cents) You do disservice to your own article by overstating your case or adding careless comments. I read this in The Christian Science Monitor decades ago on amputation: 1. The property must have reasonable value 2. It must have been well protected 3. If it is taken by a family member, it does not apply Your 25 cent assertion is an exaggeration


Name: Islam is over
Date: Friday May 23, 2008
Time: 13:14:12 -0700

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And overdue! The only problem is that many clot-believers haven´t realised this yet. But they will. When they have nothing to eat they will realise that islam is over.


Name: An Open Letter to Ali Sina by Al-Ansar
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 00:00:33 -0700

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An Open Letter to Ali Sinner: http://muslim-responses.com/Letter/Letter_


Name: 118 Questions to ask Christians
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 00:11:25 -0700

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118 Questions to ask Christians: http://muslim-responses.com/The_Questions/The_Questions_


Name: RELIGION IS BULL SHIT....I DONT WANT ISLAM TO TAKE OVER,NOR THE JEWS OR CHRISTIANS TO TAKE OVER
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 00:21:06 -0700

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DEAR SHALOM,I DOTN WANT JEWS CHRISTIANS MUSLIMS TO TAKE OVER,I WANT WORLD TO HV PEACE AND PROSPERITY FOR HUMANITY...FOR THIS RELIGION WHICH IS HATE BASED IDEOLOGY WHICH PITS 1 HUMAN AGAINST ANOTHER MUST BE DESTROYED.


Name: MUST READ---PLS NOTE...FOR DESERT ARABS...SEX 24X7 IS REALLY DESIRABLE
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 00:30:13 -0700

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DEAR " MUST READ " PLS NOTE,IN 7TH CENTURY STONE AGE ARABIA,WINE,AND 72 HOT BIG BREASTED HOURIES WITH ERECT BREASTS LIKE PAM ANDERSON,WERE THE MOST DESIRABLE ITEMS [ OBJECTS ] AND THE UNEDUCATED ILLITRATE TERRORIST ARABS CUD NOT THINK OF ANYTHING BEYOND THIS...ONLY TODAY U THINK MAYBE U WILL GET TIRED OF 24X7 SEX...BUT TO ARABS AT THAT TIME IT WAS GREATER THAN GREATEST MOTIVATION. SO EVERYTHING DEOEND ON TIME,PLACE AND SATURATION OF HUMAN BRAIN WITH KNOWLEDGE....WHEN I WAS YOUNG,WE NEVER SAY COLOUR TV...OR EVEN TV....I LIVED IN RURAL INDIA, I AM EX-MULSIM NOW....AND SEEING TV OR COLOUR TV WAS LIKE MAGIC....BUT NOW MY KIDS DONT GET IMPRESSED SAME WAY... SO TODAY U GET DIRECD OF 72 PAM ANDERSON CLONES,BUT IN 7TH CENTURY DESERT THIS WA STHE ULTIMATE IMAGINARY GODDIES ONE CUD GET !!!


Name: Tree
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 00:30:23 -0700

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The great thing for humanity is that western values are winning and are spreading to all corners of the world. Muslims may not admit it but they are now going to great length to "translate" their holly teachings in such a way as to be compatible with western values. A Muslim will for example tell you that the hand of a thieve can not be amputated unless and until the society is 100% Islamic and 1000000000 have witnessed the crime. Clearly impossible conditions. A Muslim will also tell you that a woman can not be stoned to death unless and until 1000000000 good Muslims give evidence that they have seen it with their own eyes and then only Muslims without sins can administer the stoning. Again impossible conditions. The list goes on and on. It all boils down to the fact that the Muslims are abandoning their great faith in droves without knowing it. It would of course, be great if they admit that their great faith is not great at all but then the end result is the same.


Name: TREE---U R RIGHT...I AGREE...I LEFT ISLAM WITHOUT KNOWING IT.....
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 00:45:56 -0700

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TREE---U R RIGHT....I ALSO LEFT REAL ISLAM AS A KID...WHEN I BEFRIENDED KAFIR HINDU GUYS IN SCHOOL, AND LEFT ISLAM IN 1992 BCOZ I WAS SICK OF ISLAM AND THE BRAINWASHING,TODAY I HV PULLED OUT OVER 100 MUSLIMS OUT OF ISLAM AND INTURN THEY HV DONE THEIR SHARE...AND THE CYCLE IS CONTINUIING OVER AND OEVR TILL I HOPE ISLAM IS DESTROYED ALONG WITH JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY FOREVER....SO THANKS TO THE REAL GOD TRUTH AND INTERNET....WE WILL SEE TRUE ISLAM AND ITE CLONE PC ISLAM ALSO DESTROYED....AL HAMM DULLL ILL AAHHHH---I AM ENJOYING LIFE AS AN EX-MUSLIM MORE THAN WHAT CUD BE AS A KORAN FOLLOWER.


Name: To Malem From: Ibn Kammuna
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 06:37:44 -0700

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Thank you brother for your comment. I do try to be honest in what I report. In a hadith, the prophet said the hand of the thief should be cut off for a quarter of a dinar or more ( I took the liberty of saying a quarter of a dinar is like a quarter of a dollar). The hadith is Sunan Alnsai, Vol.4, No.4928. Peace brother


Name: Response to "Dear Shalom" and "Must Read"
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 06:44:32 -0700

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Shalom - I find it hard to accept that the "end goal" of Muslim fundementalism is anything other than world domination. Leaders of this ideology have publicly stated as much. Must Read - I like a good romp just like everyone else. What scares me is that I think your analysis is correct.... perhaps that's why jihadists are the young kids that have just reached sexual maturity. Hell, when I was that young, I would have blown myself up for a chance to hump 72 big titty women. Another thing that scares me is that there are so many of these self-deluded freaks. It is an abberation of humanity.


Name: To Malem and his audience
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 06:55:44 -0700

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So you agree that cutting a mans hand off is appropriate punishment for stealing a quater? And what if this theif was starving and needed the quarter to live or feed his kids? Like Mohammad, the Quaran, and the Muslim ideology, you have a barbaric sense of morality. Do you agree with the subjecation of women? Is rape acceptable to you as it is prescribed in the Quran? Are you stupid, ignorant, or just self-dellusioned? Take away all your beliefs and look at what Mohammad prescribes. I think you would be appalled. Animals don't treat each other as bad as Mohammad treated his fellow humans. Mohammad was a vile, disgusting, waste of skin. The fact that so many people still honor this pig is an insult to the intelligence of humanity.


Name: To "Responder to Tree"
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 07:03:47 -0700

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I'm glad you escaped brother. You said that you were enjoying life as an ex-Muslim. That's the true measure of a human being. We are born, we live, and we die. The only question is, is did you enjoy life and did you help others to enjoy it? Good luck to you, brother, and keep up the good work.


Name: tanstaafl
Date: Saturday May 24, 2008
Time: 11:25:33 -0700

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Sharia law is not really law. Our legal system (U.S.) is based on the equality of individuals - that is, no person is above the law. The richest and the poorest of our society are both equal and responsible to the law. The duality of Islam is manifest in Sharia law. Crimes for some of humanity are not crimes for other parts of humanity. Individuals are subject to "justice" that first take into account their personal beliefs, sex, and position in society. God's law are for gods. Human laws are made by, for and about humans. It is a pretty clear choice.


Name: To: Malem From Ibn Kammuna - additional evidence (I copied and pasted from Larry Houle's article)
Date: Sunday May 25, 2008
Time: 14:51:02 -0700

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Note that Hadith number 780 gives additional evidence regarding the point you raised. Peace Hands must be cut off for theft The Quran says: 5:38 Cut off the hands of thieves, whether they are male or female, as punishment for what they have done-a deterrent from God: God is almighty and wise. 39 But if anyone repents after his wrongdoing and makes amends, God will accept his repentance: God is most forgiving and merciful. (Haleem) Volume 8, Book 81, Number 779: Narrated 'Aisha: The Quraish people became very worried about the Makhzumiya lady who had committed theft. They said, "Nobody can speak (in favor of the lady) to Allah's Apostle and nobody dares do that except Usama who is the favorite of Allah's Apostle. " When Usama spoke to Allah's Apostle about that matter, Allah's Apostle said, "Do you intercede (with me) to violate one of the legal punishment of Allah?" Then he got up and addressed the people, saying, "O people! The nations before you went astray because if a noble person committed theft, they used to leave him, but if a weak person among them committed theft, they used to inflict the legal punishment on him. By Allah, if Fatima, the daughter of Muhammad committed theft, Muhammad will cut off her hand.!" Volume 8, Book 81, Number 780: Narrated 'Aisha: The Prophet said, "The hand should be cut off for stealing something that is worth a quarter of a Dinar or more."


Name: Walter Sieruk
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2008
Time: 11:38:14 -0700

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On this subjcet the scholar Walid Phares in his book THE CONFRONATATION wrote on page 128. "The Islanists fundmental reason to change international socity is not their desire to see Sharia law implemented internally and in a personal way. It is Slafists...rejection of the world as we know it...So the "new Jihad,"far from being what apologist academia presents as a "spiritural experience" is a comprehensive,totalitarian, and fascistic doctrine for resurrecting the caliphate by every possible means, including violence." Also,the same auther in his other book FUTURE JIHAD on page 72 wrote "In the absence of a caliphate, all Salafi and jihadists postulate that no law higher then their own interpretation of Sharia and no obligation can supersede their jihad."


Name:
Date: Thursday May 29, 2008
Time: 19:48:56 -0700

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Lol did that dude really say that Jesus claiming to be the way to god was terrorism. Maybe he meant that the way he lead his life was the way to god. People are such tools sometimes. Also Muhammed was a great guy cuz even though he fucked nine year olds, killed people who disagreed with him and was a total facist..... wait I don't know where I could possibly go with this.


 
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