On Sunday, June 23rd, a Muslim organization, called Progressive Muslims, organized a rally in Toronto, Canada, to reclaim their “hijacked” faith, which was attended by 24 Muslims.
A stack of unused signs leaning on a nearby pole read slogans like “Hate is not my religion”.
Tahir Gora shouted from a microphone in front from a sparse group of supporters gathered at the steps of Queen’s Park.
“Terrorism,” he yells.
“Unacceptable!” they reply.
Writes Toronto Star,
"For some Muslims, terrorism is so foreign to their idea of the Muslim faith that it seems odd to have to decry it, says Max Khan, an Oakville town councilor active in the Muslim community, because “we don’t identify ourselves as being a terrorist group.”
University of Toronto political science professor David Rayside, who researches Muslim organizations in Canada and the U.S., said: “it is unfair to put the onus on Muslims to defend themselves from the actions of people who have twisted their faith.”
For the edification of Professor Rayside and the organizers of the rally, Islam has not been twisted by extremists who commit atrocities and terrorism in its name. Instead, it is them, who are trying to twist Islam to make a peaceful creed out of a terror cult.
There has been no hijacking of Islam by the so-called extremist Muslims. There are no extremist Muslims.
Osama bin Laden (9/11 Massacre), Major Hasan (Ft. Hood Massacre), the Brother Tsarnaev (Boston Marathon Massacre), Michael Adebolajo (Beheading of British soldier Lee Rigby) and all the other thousands of Jihadists are not extremist Muslims. They are all good, Islam-abiding Muslims, following exactly the teachings of the Quran and the Sunna of Prophet Muhammad.
Prophet Muhammad, the first Jihadi Muslim Terrorist
Let us hear from the very mouth of Muhammad to confirm this:
“Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been made victorious with terror.” (Bukhari 4852:220)
So, it is not just good enough for Muslims like Tahir Gora and Max Khan to have such rallies to condemn the terrorists. Instead, they must unequivocally condemn the numerous exhortations of the Quran and Sunnah calling upon Muslims to perpetrate these acts of hatred and violence. Anything other than pointing finger at the hateful and violence-inciting teachings of the sacred Islamic scriptures and Sharia law that inspire Muslims to commit horrendous violence and persecution of non-Muslims is useless.
But then, if Muslims like Mr. Gora and Max Khan would raise fingers at the sacred scriptures of Islam and Sharia Law, they will turn apostates, punishment for which is execution as per the Shara Law.
- Mocking anything in the Qur'an or the Sunnah of the prophet Muhammad is apostasy and therefore punishable by death. (Fatwa 2196, Part No. 2, p. 42)
- Criticizing Islam, shari'ah law or the Sunnah of the prophet Muhammad is apostasy and therefore punishable by death. (Fatwa 21021, Part No. 1, p. 414)
Nonetheless, Muslims of the likes of Tahir Gora and Max Khan, who truly want to rid their religion of violence and terrorism, must reflect on the following teachings of the Quran and Sunnah:
1) The following verses of the holy Quran are just a few of the divine exhortations to terrorism and violence to Muslims:
“We will cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, for that they have associated with Allah that for which He sent down never authority; their lodging shall be the Fire; evil is the lodging of the evildoers.”
9:5: Slay the idolaters
“Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.”
9:29 Fight and subjugate the Jews and Christians
“Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden – such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book – until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”
9:123 Fight the unbelievers, be harsh with them
“O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find harshness in you; and know that Allah is with the god-fearing.”
These verses enunciate without any equivocation that the beheading of the British soldier Lee Rigby by Michael Adebolajo is very much a part of the essence of Islam.
The following verses also exhort Muslims to commit violence and terrorism:
- 5:33 “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 (by beheading), 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;”
- 8:12 “I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off.”
- 47:4 “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), strike off their heads; at length; then when you have made wide Slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives”: thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens.”
- 9:123 “Oh ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you.”
- 2:191 “Kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from wherever they drove you out.”
- 5: 45 “We ordained therein for them: “Life for life, eye for eye, nose for nose, ear for ear. Tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal.”
- 2:193 “Fight them on until there is no more tumult and religion becomes that of Allah”
- 8:17 It is not ye who Slew them; it is God; when thou threwest a handful of dust, it was not Thy act, but God’s…..”
Indeed, Michael Adebolajo was only following the Sunna of Muhammad, who, after aggressively attacking and defeating the Jewish tribe of Banu Quraiza in 627 CE, personally beheaded two leaders of the tribe to inaugurate the beheading of 600 to 900 adult Jewish men, judged the growth of pubic hair on their groins.
Allah’s reward for Jihadi Muslims
More horrendous is the fact the when a Muslim commits violent atrocities by following the teachings and commands of the above Quranic verses and die in the process, he is guaranteed accession to Islamic Paradise straight-away, which is the ultimate salvation and the sole focus of Muslim’s religious devotion.
9:111 Paradise guaranteed to those who kill and are killed for Allah
“Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah; they kill, and are killed ....”
In Islamic paradise, Muslims will live for eternity in unbounded pleasure and luxury, where they would enjoy endless sexual pleasures with 72 celestial virgins and pearl-like boys. Quran 9:111 is, thus, the most potent evil and atrocious teaching ever taught in history.
Apart from these, Islamic scriptures contain many other abhorrent teachings, such as anti-Semitism (see Quran 62.5, 2.65, 2.61, 2.96, 4.160, 5.60, 7.166). What about Muhammad’s extreme hatred of the Jews:
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.” (Bukhari 4:52:177)
Islam is a creed of universal hatred against all non-Muslims--Jews, Christians, Polytheists and such—with polytheists being the target of Islam's greatest hatred and violence. Summary slaughter is the only Islam-ordained fate lay ahead for them, unless they readily repent, embrace Islam and openly practice Islamic rituals:
Quran 9:05 “And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
Therefore, Muslims like Mr Tahir Gora and Max Khan must realize that the ultimate salvation in their religion of Islam can only be attained when they follow every teaching and command of the Quran and Sunnah, and a big part of those teachings include exhortation to murder, terror, torture, rape, slavery and such acts of horror.
So, what are you out there for shouting to reclaim?
The true Islam—in the heart of which lies extreme hatred and incitement to violence and terrorism?
Jake Neuman is the author of “Islam and Sharia Law Are Treason: Jihad Is Treason” and “Prophet Muhammad (AKA ALLAH): Monster of History.”