Nihad Awad, executive director and founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, declared that the Nairobi Mall Massacre was "An attack on my religion". He also compared the al-Shabaab Muslim Jihadis with Islamophobes by saying:

“The common denominator between the extremists and advocates of Islamophobia (creating fear of Islam) is that both believe that a perverted view of Islam is the foundation of religion.”

Fundamentally, in Islam, verses of the Quran are the words of God’s mouth, which all Muslims must believe as such for all eternity and act upon their dictates. Also the life of Muhammad, as recorded in the Hadith and Sira, is sacred Sunna (Islamic tradition) that must be emulated by all Muslims. Doubting this central doctrine of Islam is outright apostasy, which is punishable by death.

As a matter of fact, the massacres of Nairobi, Mumbai, London, New York, Madrid, and Ft. Hood etc. are no perversion of Islam, which the good Muslim Nihad Awad clearly knows. Mr Awad certainly knows the must-act dictates of holy Quranic verse 9:111, which says: “Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain..."

As per this verse, a good, pious Muslim’s only duty in this world is to dedicate his life in killing the non-Muslims, and if he gets killed in that effort, that will be the blessed death of martyrdom for him, which would guarantee him a ticket to Muslims’ most desired destination – Allah’s delightful paradise of ceaseless sexual orgy with 72 virgins and thousands of women and pearl-like boys.

So, the likes of the al Shabaab and 9/11 Jihadis, Major Nidal Hasan and all the other thousands of Jihadi Muslims worldwide are simply acting upon the must-do dictates of the Quranic command of the verses such as 9:111. They are simply fulfilling their duty to Islam’s God. There is absolutely no perversion of Islam in the actions of the Al-Shabab Jihadis in Nairobi Mall. It is neither any fault of theirs. They are simply acting upon the dictates of the holy Quran. If anything, the Quran is a book of pure evil.

In fact, in the Islamic trilogy – the Quran, Ahadith and Sira – there are 327,547 words devoted to political violence. There are numerous incitements in the Quran for murder, slaughter, terror, torture, and hatred. For instance:

  1. Quran 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, 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;
  2. Quran 8:12: “Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): "I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them."

If one is to believe that these passages are the words of his Almighty Creator and the dictates therein must be acted upon by him, failing which would mean defying his Benevolent Creator and he would suffer burning in hell for eternity as punishment, he cannot but do just what the al-Shabab Jihadis did in the Nairobi Mall—probably more often, not less. The Nairobi Mall Jihadis simply struck terror into the heart of the unbelievers therein, chopped their necks and cut their finger-tips just as the above verse dictates as their sacred Islamic duty. Narrating the actions of Nairobi Mall Jihadis, the Daily Mall writes:

Eyes, ears, and noses gouged out. Bodies hanging from hooks. Fingers torn out with pliers. Children found dead in freezers with knives sticking out of them. Men were castrated, then blinded and hanged. Hostages reportedly had their throats slashed from ear to ear and were thrown screaming from third-floor balconies.

They, therefore, did nothing that would pervert Islam. Instead, they only upheld the sacred dictates contained in verses such 5:33 and 8:12 of the holy Quran. If anything, it is Nihad Awad of CAIR, who is trying to pervert Islam by rejecting the sacred teachings of Allah in the Quran.

Are Allah and Muhammad also Islamophobes, Mr. Awad?

If we are to accept Mr. Nihad Awad’s claim that the al-Shabab Jihadis of the Nairobi Mall massacre are actually Islamophobes, then we have no choice but to recognize Allah, the Islamic God and Author of the Quran, as the Master Islamophobe. And Prophet Muhammad will join the rank as the Commander-in-Chief of the Master Islamophobe, because he was the first to act upon Allah’s Islamophobic dictates in the Quran, and murdered and massacred non-Muslims in greater numbers than did the Al-Shabab Jihadis at the Nairobi Mall. Muhammad beheaded 600 to 900 Jewish men of the Banu Quraiza tribe in a single day, and he committed in similar massacre in Khaybar by acting upon the following dictates of the Master Islamophobe:

Quran 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…..” (Allah said, the killing of surrendered soldiers were done by the wish of Allah)

Quran 8:67: “It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.” (Allah insisting Prophet to kill all the prisoners, and should not keep any surrendered prisoners alive until He (Prophet) occupied entire Arabia.

Prophet Muhammad is also on record to claim that “I have been made victorious with terror” (Bukhari 4:52:220) and “Allah made me victorious by awe by His terrorizing my enemies” (Bukhari 1:7:1331).

Terrorizing the enemies of Islam is exactly what the Al-Shabab Jihadis tried to achieve in the Nairobi Mall massacre and duly achieved it, just like other Jihad massacres of recent times: the 9/11, Mumbai, London, Madrid, Pakistan and so on.

So, again – if we are to accept CAIR director and founder Nihad Awad as credible, Allah will the Master Islamophobe, Muhammad His Commander-in-Chief, and the Jihadis of our time, including Al-Shabab militants, His foot-soldiers.

So, make your choice clear Mr. Awad? Al-Shabab Jihadis are (1) akin to Islamophobes or (2) good, moral, pious and devout Muslims?


Jake Neuman is the author of “Jihad Is Treason” plus 5 other books.

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