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Walking in Prophet's Footsteps: Indian Muslims Hound Taslima

by Alamgir Hossain

28 Nov, 2007

Last week, Muslim mob in India, seeking Taslima Nasrin‚€™s blood for her writings critical of Islam, hounded her out of Calcutta. With assistance from police, she escaped from Bengal and is now hiding somewhere in Indian capital. She had to flee her home country Bangladesh when militant Islamic mob pursued her in 1994 in similar fashion on the same charges. She found a home of some sort in West Bengal, where people speak the same language she speaks and writes in. But now, Taslima has nowhere to go. She may well forget about her writing career altogether. 

The mission of Muslims in life is to emulate Prophet Muhammad‚€™s life in meticulous detail to gain access to Paradise. Slightest deviation from it will land Muslims in hell for some time to be roasted there in the terrible fire, before getting access to Paradise. Bravo Muslims of India, you are trying to emulate the Prophet. Let us go back 14 centuries to the time of Prophet Muhammad. 

Prophet Muhammad‚€™s 13 years of preaching Islam in Mecca yielded only about 150 converts in all. By 620, his mission in Mecca had come to a standstill. Open preaching among Meccan citizens had become banned. In 620, he secretly started preaching to pilgrims from Medina during the Hajj pilgrimage at the idol-temple of Ka‚€™ba. Six Medina pilgrims converted to Muhammad‚€™s faith. Next year during Hajj, another six joined to give allegiance to Muhammad‚€™s creed. The pilgrims returned with a disciple of Muhammad named Musab to instruct the converts of Medina in Islamic creed. 

Musab turned to be an able preacher; and came back with 75 converts during the following Hajj season in March 622 to meet Muhammad at a secret meeting at Akaba near Mecca. Obviously seeing the great success of his creed in Medina even in his absence, the Prophet sought to move there with them. In urging their support for his protection if move there, Muhammad said: "I invite your allegiance on the basis that you protect me as you would your [own] women and children." The Medina converts replied: "By Him [Allah] Who sent you with the truth we will protect you as we protect our women. We give our allegiance and we are men of war possessing arms which have been passed on from father to son‚€ [Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, Karachi, p204]. 

Muhammad was all set to move to Medina. He ordered his disciples in April to relocate there. Over the next two months, all Muslim converts left for Medina in small batches except Muhammad and Abu Bakr and their families plus Ali still left behind. It was time for Muhammad to leave; and in the company of Abu Bakr, Muhammad set off for Medina. Ali and females of Abu Bakr‚€™s and Muhammad‚€™s families, including Prophet‚€™s child-wife Aisha, were still left behind. They set off for Medina after a few more days like nothing had happened [Ibn Ishaq, p219-221].  

The departure of the Muslim community from Mecca was completed. Muhammad arrived in Medina on 21 June 622 CE to a hero‚€™s welcome from his eagerly awaiting disciples, from Mecca and Medina combined. 

Muhammad took about six months to build a communal abode for his community. Once his community comfortably settled, there came time for revenge against the Quraysh for rejecting his faith. Quraysh‚€™s rejection of Muhammad‚€™s creed, as described in the Quran‚€•‚€œto prevent access to the path of Allah, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and drive out its members"‚€•became tantamount to ‚€œTumult and oppression,‚€ which in turn was ‚€œworse than slaughter‚€ [Quran 2:217]. 

Thereupon, Allah sanctioned Jihad or Holy war upon the Muslims to ‚€œfight them [Quraysh] on until there is no more Tumult or oppression [ie, rejection of Islam & practice of idolatry], and there prevail justice and faith in Allah‚€ [Quran 2:193]. Muslims must ‚€œslay them [Quraysh idolaters] wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out‚€ [Quran 2:191]. In other words, Muslims must take upon a mission exterminate the idolater Quraysh from Mecca once and for all. 

For those Muslims, who did not like fighting as it involved violence and even bloodbath‚€•they still had to fight, because: ‚€œFighting [Jihad] is prescribed for you [by Allah], 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‚€ [Quran 2:216]. 

Having Jihad made an obligatory duty on all Muslims; Prophet Muhammad started sending his armed comrades in search of trade-caravans from Mecca to plunder them. Prophet himself pursued a few caravans; but they escaped before the messenger of Allah could be there on time. The first success came in January 624 at Nakhla, 9 days‚€™ way from Medina and only 2 days‚€™ from Mecca. In the attack, one of the Quraysh attending the caravan was killed, two taken captive and another managed to flee. The raiders returned to Medina with the rich booty and two prisoners. The latter were ransomed bringing more revenue for the Prophet. 

But, it was the sacred month of Rajab in which fighting was prohibited in Arabian tradition. This bloodbath, therefore, created unhappiness among the people of Medina and the region, including among Prophet‚€™s disciples. Allah made this illegal holy-month attack and bloodbath justified claiming that the ‚€˜Tumult and Oppression‚€™ [ie, the rejection of Allah‚€™s religion] committed by the Quraysh was ‚€œworse than [the] slaughter,‚€ which his henchmen committed at Nakhla:

‚€œThey ask thee concerning fighting in the Prohibited Month. Say: "Fighting therein is a grave (offence); but graver is it in the sight of Allah to prevent access to the path of Allah, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and drive out its members." Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter‚€ [Quran 2:217].

In a couple of months, the Prophet pursued another huge caravan returning from Syria under the care of Quraysh leader Abu Sufyan. This led to the bloody battle of Badr, in which the Quraysh got defeated. Some 50 Quraysh were slain and similar number captured, while Muhammad‚€™s side lost only 15 Jihadists. 

Muhammad‚€™s violent plundering raids one after another and such bloodbaths, rather uncommon in Arabia, enraged some conscientious intellectuals of Medina. There was among them the first Taslima, named Asma bte Marwan ‚€• a poetess. She composed poetic verses disparaging Muhammad‚€™s heinous acts and railed the men of Medina for allowing such as a bloodthirsty person settle in their community, who had no regard for life whatsoever even of his own kinfolk of Mecca. 

As her verses spread quickly, an exasperated Muhammad said: ‚€œ'Who will rid me of Marwan's daughter?‚€ Umayr, a disciple of Muhammad, took up the job of finishing Asma off. On one night, Umayr stealthily entered Asma‚€™s apartment, when she was deep asleep with her suckling baby on her bosom. Umayr removed the child quietly and plunged his sword into her breast with such force that it got stuck onto the couch. The next day at the mosque prayer, the Prophet thanked Umayr: 'You have helped God and His apostle, O 'Umayr‚€ [Ibn Ishaq, p675-6]. 

Umayr belonged to Asma‚€™s clan and when he was returning from upper Medina and passed by Asma‚€™s sons burying their mother‚€•they accused him of killing her, to which he responded that ‚€œif they dared to repeat things such as she had uttered, he would slay the whole clan of them‚€ [William Muir, The Life of Mahomet, London, p240]. 

The next intellectual to be in line to embrace the same fate was another poet, 120-year old Abu Afak. Horrified by the bloodthirsty zeal of Muhammad‚€™s followers in the name of their God and religion‚€•he wrote verses condemning his actions. He even wrote a poem to incite the Quraysh to take revenge against Muhammad‚€™s Badr massacre without regard for kinship whatsoever. The prophet sent another disciple, named Salim, to finish him off [Ibn Ishaq, p675]. 

There started Islam‚€™s journey of Holy terror or Jihad against the intellectuals, critical of Islam. Six years later when Muhammad conquered Mecca in 630 CE, he ordered death penalty of 10-12 people, who had criticized, strongly opposed, or, apostatized from, his creed. Those belonging to influential families were spared upon reconciliation achieved by lobbying from their families. Finally, four persons were executed, among whom were two singing-girls, who had composed songs ridiculing Muhammad [Muir, p392-3]. 

Four centuries later, we meet great blasphemous thinker Ibn Sina, who considered that Greek Philosophy was revealed truth, not the Quran; and that Aristotle and Plato were greater than Muhammad. Enraged by this, the jealous Sunni and barbaric invader of India, Sultan Mahmud ordered hunting Ibn Sina down. To save his life, Ibn Sina fled to Egypt to take refuge under the deviant (Ismaili) Fatimid rulers. Some two centuries later in 1190s, the great thinker Ibn Rushd, a commentator on Aristotelian philosophy, got banished from Spain for his heretical views. French author, Renan writes, ‚€œNot a Musalman philosopher and scholar escaped persecution‚€¶ who passed half their life in prison, in forced hiding‚€¶‚€ [Ibn Warraq, Why I am Not a Muslim, p274]. 

Continuing in Prophet‚€™s footsteps, we witness his steadfast followers putting his writ into action in India. The Prophet must be delighted sitting among at least 72 celestial virgins in Paradise.

However, the Muslims in India deviated a little from Prophet‚€™s protocols by alerting Taslima beforehand, saving her from embracing the fate of Asma. Muhammad sent his assassins to Asma and Abu Afak quietly without altering them. Muslims in India have failed to emulate Prophet‚€™s example in meticulous detail. Infidel observers may see this as a sign of their progress towards civility. But Allah and His Prophet may not be all too happy by this lapse of theirs.

Date: Wednesday November 28, 2007
Time: 03:20:19 -0700


The word "God" doesn't exist in any scripture! Because God is not a name of any deity. The Arabic word of God is Allah. Arab Jews and Christians also call their God as Allah that can be found in the Arabic Bible. So, "GOD VERSUS ALLAH" comes from a sick and perverted mind! 

Name: kafir/infidel ( & Ex-communist ).
Date: Wednesday November 28, 2007
Time: 11:16:37 -0700


To Mr. ZAKIR NAIK the follower of Bloodthirsty ,pedophile, murderer, robber, rapist ,intolerant, fascist MO - ie MO_ HAM_ MAD . HAI ZAKIR NAIK - you read this carefully. You are a wolf in a sheep clothing. You play taqiyya - thew ISLAMIC deception. You are driven with your concocted poison ,virulency + plague of ISLAM. You were in southern california broadcasting those ISLAMIC lies. Nobody cared in US for you. Now you shifted your facade to INDIA and preying on innocent, poor, gullible, ignorant masses. You are a true terrorist propagating ,injecting ISLAMIC terrorism. You are a liar, cheater, deceiver like your Profeteer MO. How can you sleep everyday with all this ISLAMIC poison, ISLAMIC hatred in your heart? You were blown in your ears the ISLAMIC poison at your birth,in your childhood & now you are filled with poison. Even on your death bed you will not have peace - as you know fully well in your heart,mind that you are an actor,feinding & putting up your show.Know this fully well,understand this. ISLAM is a fake ,evil,brutal, cruel, uncivilized ,barbaric ,fascist, intolerant religion filled with hatred,fear, terror, killing. You are a fake Mr. ZAKIR NAIK. 100%. You have ill gotten petro dollars to spread your poison. But people are smart once they know the truth . There is no ALLA. Mo was mere profiteer, rapist, filled with jealousy. Your false postings, writings, concoctions, telling that MO was in Bible or in Hindu scriptures is a biggest lye,hoax, only you can concoct. You must destroy this evil cult called ISLAM. ISLAM has no place in civilized world . ISLAM is antihuman values. ISLAM is against & prohibits dance, music, singing, painting, photography. ISLAM is hatred, false, terror, killing. 

Name: Ex-muslim from India
Date: Wednesday November 28, 2007
Time: 15:28:05 -0700


ONLY good muslims are ex-muslims. Ex-muslims are the most hated and persecuted. They get beheaded ahead of non muslims. 

Name: vbv
Date: Wednesday November 28, 2007
Time: 21:20:51 -0700


Damn Mohamed and the false god Allah! Both are dead centuries back ,but yet the billion zombies perpetuate the barabian idealogy with a zeal not to be really proud of. Are human lives worth nothing before a stupid, bloodthirsty ,vainglorious ,violent ,intolerant and irrational creed called Islam??? Mohamed was no prophet but a fraudulent trickster,goon, gangster,criminal, lecherous bedouin, typical of the Arabs. Why should the non-Arabs follow a creed that is so vile , wicked and evil beats me! Taslima Nasreen has only spoken the truth about Islam. She has exposed the evil practices, the wickedness, the trampling of human rights in Bagladesh by the muslims and their attrocities on non-muslims in that country. Why not face the Truth and throw the evil creed into the trashcan of history??? My heart ,like every sane and civilized human-being on this planet Earth, goes out for Ms. Taslima Nasreen! 

Name: Henrik R Clausen
Date: Thursday November 29, 2007
Time: 02:43:31 -0700


One oft-missed detail from the meeting of Al-Aqabar is the declaration of war on all mankind. Has this been abrogated, or is it still effect? Reading the newspapers, it looks as if the latter is the case. 

Name: Mehul Kamdar
Date: Thursday November 29, 2007
Time: 07:48:16 -0700


The fact is that India's so-called secular government is wholly complicit in Dr Taslima Nasrin's hounding by the fundamentalists as is the Communist State Government in West Bengal. This entire, disgraceful sequence has taken place in an attenpt at currying favor with religionist Muslims after the Communists killed several of them along with the West Bengal police for company to create an industrial park in Nandigram. The Central government where the Communists and the Congress Party are allies is every bit as bad. Historically, the Congress overturned a decison by the Indian Supreme Court in the Shah Bano case which awarded divorced Muslim women maintenance by their husbands after they were kicked out with the triple talaq. The Central government was also a party to the hounding of South Indian actress Khushboo (a former Muslim now married to a Hindu) over a comment that she made on a television show suggesting that men who were not virgins themselves had no right to demand virginity from their wives - the Central Minister whose cadres hounded Ms Khushboo over this, Anbumani Ramdoss, is a South Indian Hindu and the Minister for Health. Perhaps, it is a characteristic of Indian politics that it brings the country's socialists and communists in bed together with the worst of India's Islamic fundamentalists, the result being that, in the end, those who are least connected to the daily farce that is India are usually the worst victims of their tyranny, just because they live there. This is, after all, the country that finances and allows the Deoband Dar ul Uloom to run and that tacitly aids the Deobandi murderers in spreading their mayhem across South Asia and beyond. Yes, Deoband's murderous thugs have a nuclear armed state as their prime supporter. 

Date: Thursday November 29, 2007
Time: 08:27:51 -0700


It should not come as a surprise that one day Dr. Zakir (read: Joker) Naik will proclaim himself a prophet incarnation to protect the muslims. 

Name: Truthseeker
Date: Friday November 30, 2007
Time: 16:44:33 -0700


The whole world is tired of ISLAMIC TERRORISM. Islam violates the basic human rights, and basic human values. Islam must be eradicated from this earth to make it a better place and to save the humankind. 

Name: Snake (Shu' baolin)
Date: Friday November 30, 2007
Time: 19:10:27 -0700


First of all to answer one posting, in the Holy Scriptures of Christians, the word GOD is mentioned 4,218 Times. Second on another posting, in how God made mankind, (i.e. from the dust of the earth.) You can believe two ways 1. God created the world and mankind in 7 days, 2. God created the world and by natural selection allowed the progression of the human species. The dust could be reference to the different components we find in our bodies. Either way, it is NOT an article of faith to believe just one or the other. Myself, I believe the second method because there is much scientific evidence behind it and in the 9 months we do go through embryonic succession. Who knows how the mind of God works. Third, the koran is a fairy tail. If you notice it is at ends at historical writings which occurred before it was written. If you look at this religion, they have converts only if they submit to the will of man. From what I was instructed, no one can force you to love or serve God, it has to come from you and only with your free will. Now if you watch, as time goes on, there shall be a great war between islam and the remainder of the world. It shall not be a half assed war, but all out. Notice it does not take hardly anything to set them off. A cartoon, teddy bear, essay, and they are ready to murder at the drop of a turban. So in closing, everyones leaders may spout what they believe is correct so NOT to "offend" the man made religion, but in the end, like WW2, we shall have to pay the price for their folly. I do hope with it happens, someone brave enough will yank them from their perch and toss them to the onslaught of the islamic hordes. A very good way of getting rid of Moslem's is, feed them to the hogs. Then the hogs get fat and there is at least some use for their bodies. Well is it any better than watching them murder people?  

Name: Don
Date: Sunday December 02, 2007
Time: 02:57:45 -0700


If I had one wish God granted to me, it would be to go back in time 1400 years to just before Mohammed introduced this horrible death cult to the world, and I would kill him before he started. No one would ever know his name nor mine and Islam would never be, and I would have the satisfaction of knowing I save humanity from Islam.  

Name: Philip Saenz
Date: Sunday December 02, 2007
Time: 05:42:38 -0700


I wish I knew how to protect Taslima Nasrin. I'm too far away to do anything. I went broke protecting others, especially little children. I and others saved thousands of them from brutal men that were just like the brutal Muslims. Let's hope that Taslima has enough friends, and others concerned enough to help her. I urge good people to intensify their efforts and help those poor people who are persecuted. It's not a good feeling to be persecuted. I and my friends were also persecuted, but we destroyed the opposition, thousands of them. So please, if you can, become more involved and together we can destroy the evil faction of Islam. And may the good faction of Islam become more courageous so that they too will help. 

Name: U.K. TODAY
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2007
Time: 03:07:57 -0700


Re: Philip Seanz, There is no such thing as "a good faction of Islam", for, as with any cult or Ideology allowing any part of it to remain breeds a festering underworld of bitterness and resentment that will rise and return at a future date. For Marxism, RE: Political correctness. For Fascism RE: Islam. Barbaric cults do not respect "good" followers, therefore "good" followers by their own beliefs are an anathema to any other cause. 

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