Memo to Clueless Republicans: Start Quoting the Koran by Peter Burrows firstname.lastname@example.org silvercityburro.com 11/29/15
In a November 19 speech in New York, Hillary Clinton was morally outraged that some people, mostly Republicans, think the escalating global terrorism has something to do with the Muslim faith: “Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”
I heard that and I thought, “There is a God and She has given the Republicans a golden opportunity.” Alas, I was a little hasty.
Instead of leaping on this monstrously ignorant statement, the Republicans have responded with — silence. Hillary makes a fool of herself, again, and the Republicans don’t call attention to it. (One commentator has described the current political scene as a conflict between the evil party and the stupid party. Hmmmm. I wonder which is which.)
OK, Republicans, for the good of the country and for the good of free people everywhere, you have to make Islam THE issue of the coming presidential campaign — and beyond. You have to educate the American people, including some of your brethren, e.g. a former “Islam is peace” president, on the true nature of Islam.
Peaceful and tolerant? Islam? Nothing could be further from the truth. That is the politically correct point of view that the Democrats have staked out and they should be impaled on that stake. Below are a few Koranic verses that I’m betting most Americans would be shocked to hear. I’ve taken a little literary license with some to clarify them.
All of the verses quoted are from the final, and therefore most authoritative, revelations received by Muhammad: the Medina revelations.
Start with one of Allah’s last commands in the Koran, verse 9:5: Fight and slay the Pagans wherever you find them. ISLAM SAYS MUSLIMS MUST FIGHT AND SLAY THE PAGANS WHEREVER THEY FIND THEM. See anything peaceful and tolerant in that, Hillary? To fight and slay the pagans is the forever command of Allah, and is a sacred obligation for all Muslims to follow until Islam rules the world.
Gosh, you say, thank goodness I’m not a pagan. I’m Jewish (or I’m Christian.) Sorry. Allah goes on to command in verse 9:29: Fight those who do not believe in Allah or that Islam is the religion of truth even if they are People of the Book (Book = Bible, i.e. Jews and Christians) until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued. (Jizya is a tax imposed on non-Muslims by Muslims.) ISLAM SAYS TO FIGHT JEWS AND CHRISTIANS UNTIL THEY PAY MUSLIMS PROTECTION MONEY.
That sounds pretty tolerant, right? Maybe that explains why an Imam in England has urged all his followers to quit work and collect welfare (jizya) because Allah has decreed that to be the proper world order, i.e. nonbelievers are supposed to pay protection money to Muslims.(1) Remember, this is the unalterable forever word of Allah.
Muslims believe in the superiority of Islam not for any tangible reason I can think of but simply because Allah sent Muhammad “with Guidance and The Religion of Truth to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest it.” (verse 9:33) ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF TRUTH AND RULES OVER ALL OTHER RELIGIONS, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.
Very tolerant, don’t you think, Hillary? This is from the penultimate chapter of revelations, sura 9, which is the last of the commanding suras (chapters), and is therefore Allah’s final word, not ever to be changed. So much for the possibility of there ever being a Muslim Reformation.
An earlier verse, but still one of the final, authoritative Medina verses, 5:33, says that the punishment for waging war against Muslims is: “execution, or crucifixion or the cutting off of hands an feet —-.” ISLAM COMMANDS THAT THOSE WHO FIGHT ISLAM BE KILLED, CRUCIFIED OR HAVE THEIR HANDS AND FEET CUT OFF. Sweet stuff that obviously has nothing to do with terrorism, right? Explains why some captives have been crucified by ISIL. Crucified! In this day and age.
Another Medina verse, 47:4, commands: “When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield, strike off their heads and, when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly.” ISLAM SAYS BEHEAD THE UNBELIEVERS.
Maybe Hillary thinks that only applies to actual battle, and all those horrific Internet videos of ISIS captives being behead is somehow a perversion. Hardly. Muhammad, after conquering the Jewish village of Banu Qurayza, personally beheaded 600 to 900 prisoners. Very peaceful and tolerant fellow. No wonder Allah said Muhammad was an exemplar to be emulated (Verse 33:21), which is precisely what the devout young Muslims in ISIS are doing.
Occasionally I hear some PC moron touting how nice his or her Muslim friends are. I don’t think those friends would be so nice if they were in the majority, especially if they were “good” Muslims. Good Muslims would follow at least the seven verses that I‘ve found, all from Medina suras, and there may be more: “Take not for friends Unbelievers rather than believers.” (4:144) “Take not the Jews and Christians for your friends and protectors.” (5:51) “Take not for friends those who take your religion for mockery or sport –.” (5:57)
Perhaps the most revealing verse in regard to Muslim ”friends” is 3:28: “Let not the Believers take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than Believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that you may guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you to remember Allah.” The next verse says that Allah knows what is in your heart, therefore pretending to be a friend is allowed to “guard“ against the Unbelievers, as long as in your heart you are true to Allah.
ISLAM COMMANDS MUSLIMS TO HAVE NO INFIDELS FOR FRIENDS, BUT IT‘S OK TO PRETEND TO BE THEIR FRIEND. I think that should raise the warning flags pretty high when it comes to Muslim “friends.” If you have any, ask them about the four verses above. (See also 60:1, 60:9 and 60:13.)
One of my favorite verses, again a Medina verse, is 4:34, in which Allah passes out a little domestic advice on how husbands should treat wives guilty of poor conduct: Scold them and if that doesn’t work, don’t sleep with them, and as a last resort, beat them. Another Islamic holy text, The Reliance of the Traveler and Guide for the Worshipper, advises that the beating should not draw blood, break bones or be to the face. How thoughtful.
ISLAM COMMANDS DISOBEDIENT WIVES BE BEATEN IF ALL ELSE FAILS. It’s in the Koran. It’s the word of Allah. Shout it out, Republicans. Sura 4.34 also has this little bit of revelation that should get the NOW knickers all knotted up:
MEN HAVE AUTHORITY OVER WOMEN BECAUSE ALLAH HAS MADE THE ONE SUPERIOR TO THE OTHER. And to think poor Lawrence Summers was driven from the presidency of Harvard because he cited a possible superiority of males in math. He probably wishes every now and then that Harvard was a Muslim University.
Another verse that Hillary might like is 4:3, that says “–marry women of your choice, two or three or four–.” Think of all the trouble Hillary and Bill could have avoided if they had been Muslims: ISLAM ALLOWS ORDINARY MUSLIM MEN TO HAVE UP TO FOUR WIVES.
There was one exception, and that was Allah’s Messenger. Verse 33:50 allows Muhammad to have as many wives as he wants, including first cousins and “any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the Prophet if the prophet wishes to wed her; —this only for you and not for the Believes (at large.).”
ALLAH GRANTED MUHAMMAD AS MANY WIVES AS HE WANTED INCLUDING WOMEN WHO WERE HIS FIRST COUSINS. Does this sound like a command from Heaven, or more like an expedient law “revealed” by a cult leader who had women throwing themselves at him, including a good looking cousin or two?
I’ll close by noting the Koran has numerous references to slavery, none of which condemn the practice. In fact, the Koran implies that slavery is quite acceptable to Allah and it may even be a tacit requirement of Islam. That is how I interpret passages that describe how certain transgressions and sins can be expiated by the freeing of a slave, e.g. verses 4:92 and 5:89.
In addition, the Koran has a number of references to “those whom your right hand possess” meaning slaves. For example, sura 4:24 prohibits marrying “women already married except those whom your right hand possess.”
ISLAM APPROVES OF SLAVERY AND THE RAPE OF SLAVE WOMEN. That explains the accounts of slave dealings by ISIS, especially of captive women. Note that ISIS leader al-Bagdadi took as his slave the American Kayla Mueller, whom he repeatedly raped and was going to force to be his fourth wife before she was reported killed in a Jordanian bombing raid.
Question for America’s Black Muslims: Is your embrace of Islam due to ignorance or a desire to one day have your own slaves? If the later, you can do that today by moving to North Sudan or Nigeria. See http://www.csi-usa.org http://www.antislavery.org for details on the slaving activities of your brother Muslims.
In summary, are Muslims peaceful and tolerant people, Hillary? Absolutely not. Your political correctness has blinded you to the facts. Ben Carson has recently been criticized for his lack of foreign policy knowledge, but if the former Secretary of State can’t see Islam for what it is, what does that say about her foreign policy chops?
What does this brief lesson from the Koran tell us to do about taking in Syrian refugees? Hillary and other PC fools say not to worry because the refugees will be extensively vetted, as though that were possible. The vetting process is simple: NO MUSLIMS.
Anybody proposing that will of course be immediately accused of being a racist, which is the favorite charge against anyone disagreeing with liberals on anything, but it is also a preposterous charge because a religion is not a race and the vetting process should also ACCEPT SYRIAN CHRISTIANS.
People who will accept Muslim refugees but not Christian refugees are either damn fools or traitors. The Republicans should call them that, frequently.
Something else the Republicans should bring up over and over is President Obama’s release of five hardened jihadist fighters from Guantanamo in exchange for one American deserter, Bowe Bergdahl. The President was so proud of himself he had a press conference with Bergdahl’s parents. This was a war time act of such stupidity is grounds for impeachment.
A final word of advice for Republicans: The Koran reveals the redundancy of the phrase “Radical Islam,” and the Koran is not the most radical of the Islamic holy texts, not by a long shot. People must be made to see that Islam is fundamentally incompatible with Western civilization. It is intolerant, misogynistic, violent and theocratic. It attracts psychopaths, sadists, rapists and the weak minded. It has been waging war on us for almost 14 centuries and it’s time we woke up and started the long process of wiping Islam from the face of the earth.
Remember, Islam commands its followers to wipe us unbelievers from the face of the earth if we don’t convert to Islam or pay them the jizya. It is the command of Allah.