Exposing the lies and deception of an American-born stealth Jihadist, named Jihad Turk...

The Los Angeles Times on 29 Nov 2009 published an article, entitled His Name: Jihad, His Message: Peace. At the center of this article is a young American Muslim, named Jihad Turk, born to a Palestinian immigrant Muslim father and an American Methodist mother. He is an Imam and Islamic scholar, trained in Saudi Arabia, Iran and the United States. He is heavily involved in the much-hyped interfaith dialogues and educating American infidels, Christians and Jews, about true Islam. He, of course, does his job of dispelling negative stereotype among non-Muslims about Islam, resorting to taqqiyah, the sanctified Islamic doctrine of lies and deception. Quite predictably, some are not buying his lies anymore, many are.

Below is a letter of Chris, a Californian and a reader of LA Times, rebutting the Times article to expose Jihad’s lies and damn lies. (M. A. Khan)

Jihad Turks
Jihad Turk

I am all in favor of non-Muslims gaining a better understanding of Islam, but that understanding must be based on actual facts, not dissimulation. Good reporters need to challenge statements and verify facts. If you interviewed someone who said that the earth was flat, you would not simply publish his words without at least confirming they were correct. Otherwise your readers (and your editor) would consider you incompetent.

Your article about Jihad Turk contained four significant misstatements of the facts, which leave a distorted view of Islam.

 1. "[Jihad] means inner struggle to do the right thing."

The Quran contains several references to Jihad, and only one of them could be interpreted as relating to a passive inner struggle. The remaining ones clearly indicate armed fighting against non-Muslims. I'll give you just two examples:

"Such of the believers as remain passive -- other than the disabled -- cannot be deemed equal to those who strive hard in God's cause [wal-mujahiduna] with their possessions and their lives: God has exalted those who strive hard [mujahidina] with their possessions and their lives far above those who remain passive." (Surah 4:95)

"Go forth to war, and strive hard [jahidu] in God's cause with your possessions and your lives; this is for your own good -- if you but knew it!" (Surah 9:41)

2. "Muslims believe in the …New Testament…."

The New Testament contains 27 books and has existed in its present form since the 4th Century. The first four books are often called the "Gospels," and they are first-hand accounts of the life of Jesus by contemporary witnesses. About half of the books in the New Testament are letters written by the Apostle Paul. The only reference to any "Christian document" in the Quran is the Arabic word "Injil", as can be seen in Surah 5:46:

"And We caused Jesus, the son of Mary, to follow in the footsteps of those earlier prophets… and We vouchsafed unto him the Gospel [Injili], wherein there was guidance and light…"

In a footnote to an English translation of the Quran, titled "The Message of the Quran" by Muhammad Asad (and distributed free in the U.S. by CAIR), the translator explains, "It should be borne in mind that the Gospel frequently mentioned in the Quran is not identical with what is known today as the Four Gospels, but refers to an original, since lost, revelation bestowed upon Jesus and known to his contemporaries under its Greek name Evangelion ("Good Tiding"), on which the Arabicized form Injil is based."  (footnote 4, page. 79)

3. "Muslims [like Jews and Christians] also revere Jesus and Moses as prophets…"

Christians revere Jesus for three specific attributes, which are denied by the Quran:

  • That he is the Christ or Messiah,
  • that he is the Son of God, and that,
  • he was crucified for the atonement of mankind's sins.

When Jesus asked what Peter believed about him, Peter said, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." (Matthew 16:16). Each of these attributes defining Jesus is denied by the Quran:

  • "We make no distinction among any of [the prophets]" (Surah 2:137); "[Jesus] was no more than God's apostle" (Surah 4:171).
  • "God forbid that He should have a son!" (Surah 4:171); "God forbid that He Himself should beget a son!" (Surah 19:36).
  • [The Jews] did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but they thought they did" (Surah 4:157) "They did not slay him for certain. God lifted him up to Himself." (Surah 4:158)

4. "Islam cherishes life."

The Jesus of the Bible is quoted as saying, "I have come in order that you might have life--life in all its fullness." (John 10:10).

But the Quran takes the opposite position:

"God has purchased from the faithful their lives and worldly goods and in return has promised them the Garden [after death]. They will fight for the cause of God, slay and be slain… Rejoice then in the bargain you have made" (Surah 9:111).

To underscore this point, consider these quotations from people in recent years, who claim to be acting according to the dictates of the Quran:

"We are going to win, because they love life and we love death," said Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah.

He has also said: "[E]ach of us lives his days and nights hoping more than anything to be killed for the sake of Allah."

Shortly after 9/11, Osama bin Laden told a reporter: "We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the big difference between us."

"The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death," explained Afghani al Qaeda operative Maulana Inyadullah.

Sheik Feiz Mohammed, leader of the Global Islamic Youth Center in Sydney, Australia, preached: "We want to have children and offer them as soldiers defending Islam. Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid."

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech: "It is the zenith of honor for a man, a young person, boy or girl, to be prepared to sacrifice his life in order to serve the interests of his nation and his religion.”

I hope in the future you will be a little more diligent in researching your subject and verifying that what people say is the truth. Your readers deserve nothing less.

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