Never trust a Muslim, especially a “moderate” Muslim by Peter Burrows 11/19/22
“These descriptions are very ugly; it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.” Recep Erdogan, Muslim president of Turkey. Memri Turkish Media Blog (August 21, 2007) Source: https://quotepark.com/quotes/1752173-recep-tayyip-erdogan-these-descriptions-are-very-ugly-it-is-offensive/
“How can you use the term radical without first identifying the norm? Normative Islam is based on the unabrogated commands of Allah in the Koran, and the examples and teachings of Muhammad (the Sunnah). If the Koran and the Sunnah support a Muslim’s actions, that Muslim is not radical, he is devout.” Stephen M. Kirby – From his website, Investigating Islam: https://islamseries.org/
“If you’re moderate, you’re not Muslim.” George Julian, telephone interview, 10/13/22
All of the Islamic scholars I admire, such as Robert Spencer or David Wood, when citing some heinous act committed in the name of Islam, are quick to say that not all Muslims would do such a thing, or approve of such a thing, etc., etc. The clear message is that we shouldn’t blame all Muslims for the acts of a radical few, which promotes the dangerous idea that we don’t need to worry about most Muslims.
But we do. As the above quotes from Dr. Kirby and President Erdogan imply, what we think of as a “radical” Muslim is in reality a plain vanilla devout Muslim, one who is acting on his beliefs. Those beliefs are based on the “unabrogated commands of Allah in the Koran, and the examples and teachings of Muhammad (the Sunnah).”
This means all of Islam stems from a sadistic, egomaniacal Seventh Century warlord; what he “revealed,” what he said, and what he did. And what Allah/Muhammad “revealed” in the Koran is either what Muhammad believed or wanted his followers to believe. And please, let’s don’t pretend that the Koran is “Allah’s Word:” It is obviously Muhammad’s word.
As befits the times and Muhammad’s ambitions, the Koran and the Sunnah are full of barbaric commands, such as cutting off the hands of thieves, stoning to death adulterers, and killing unbelievers, especially on the battlefield. Since it is impossible to know just when or if a devout Muslim will act on those beliefs, it’s impossible to know if a Muslim will kill you if circumstances permit. They certainly aren’t going to tell you.
In Albuquerque recently, a Sunni Muslim refugee from Afghanistan ingratiated himself with a number of Shia Muslims before killing two, and probably four, of them. Sunnis consider Shias to be apostates (and Shias return the favor), so the Sunni considered it his religious duty to kill the Shias. That’s the penalty for apostasy.
The murderer was, by all accounts, mild-mannered and likable. If Muslims can’t tell when another Muslim is dangerous, how can we non-Muslims? We can’t, and we shouldn’t try. This may sound a little over the top, but if you work with a Muslim, it might be a good idea to figure out a way to have quick access to a firearm, especially during the holiday season.
I mention that because at a San Bernadino Public Health Department Christmas party a few years ago, an American-born Muslim employee and his Pakistani-born Muslim wife killed 14 of his co-workers and wounded 22. They were killed in a shoot-out with police shortly thereafter, leaving a six-month old baby for his mother to raise.
Who could possibly have predicted that a young Muslim couple with a baby would go on such a murderous rampage? Certainly not his coworkers, who probably thought he was a “moderate”, aka harmless, Muslim. Furthermore, unlike the Albuquerque killer, he was not an immigrant but was born in America. The only thing the two killers had in common was that they are both Muslims.
Gee, do you think there’s a clue in there somewhere?
While Christmas is especially offensive to devout Muslims, so is homosexuality. Muhammad said to kill the sodomizers and a devout Muslim did just that at a gay nightclub on June 12, 2016, in Orlando, FL. In the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in American history, American-born Muslim Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 during a shooting rampage at the Pulse nightclub.
To make sure the world knew why he was doing that, he called 911 while he was killing people and identified himself as an “Islamic soldier,” a “Soldier of God,” and a “Mujahadeen,” which means all-of-the-above. He also pledged allegiance to the leader of ISIL, the new Islamic state that was going to conquer the world for Islam. His explanations weren’t enough, though. After the massacre, authorities were looking for a motive. Sigh.
Mateen, 29, was born in New York to Afghan immigrants and was described by one family friend as loving, close-knit and “very respectful” of America. He was a college graduate with a degree in criminal justice technology and worked as a private security guard. He was married and the father of a 3-year-old boy. The only obvious clue that he might be dangerous was that he was a Muslim.
Another American-born Muslim killer was U.S. Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan. At Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, Hasan murdered 13 soldiers and support personnel and wounded 40 others. Hasan was a devout Muslim who gave lectures on Islamic fundamentals to his fellow officers, lectures that should have raised BIG alarms, but didn’t. Hasan is the rare exception to the rule that Muslim violence is always a surprise.
Hasan is still awaiting execution, unlike the Saudi pilot trainee at Pensacola Naval Station, who on December 6, 2019, was shot dead after killing three and injuring eight in a classroom. Other Saudi pilot trainees took videos while he was shooting. They were probably “moderate” Muslims. Of course.
In the above two cases, we have devout Muslims killing people on military bases. How much of a chance do you think you’ll have in your office or home? While it’s probable that most Muslims don’t have the stomach to engage in such acts of violence, they’re quick to hold the coats of those who do – or make videos of them in action.
They sure as Hell aren’t going to help you, the non-Muslim. Every day I check two web sites that cover the daily atrocities committed by Muslims around the world. Thousands of Islamic-inspired atrocities occur every year, and not once have I read where a Muslim tried to stop any of this mayhem. Not once have I read of a Muslim warning authorities of an impending attack. Not once have I read of a Muslim testifying against Muslims who committed any of these thousands of crimes against non-Muslims.
Muslims protecting non-Muslims from other Muslims may occur now and then, but it’s damned rare. Helping non-Muslims in such cases can be proof of apostasy, which puts the Muslim’s life in danger. The Koran has numerous warnings against befriending non-Muslims, and to disagree with any verse in the Koran is to be an apostate.
Apologists frequently claim that many Muslims should get a pass because they are ignorant about what is in the Koran or the Sunnah, but their ignorance is almost impossible to prove. A Muslim who claims ignorance simply can’t be believed because Islam requires – requires — Muslims to lie if that’s what is necessary to deceive us unbelievers. That complicates things a touch, don’t you think?
Perhaps the most common lie is claiming Muslims are free to disagree with anything in the Koran or the Sunnah. That’s an apostasy, and I doubt if there is a Muslim in the world who doesn’t know that. They also know that apostasy is punishable by death, and if they don’t know that, a devout Muslim is sure to inform them, and perhaps with more than just words.
In such a case, the accused Muslim can simply claim to be fulfilling the religious obligation to deceive the unbelievers. That’s the escape hatch for your Muslim friends, who are violating Verse 5:51 of the Koran if you are a Christian or a Jew, and also Verse 3:28 because you are an “unbeliever.”
Ask them about that and they may say they don’t believe in those verses, as if they had a choice, or that those verses are no longer relevant, at which point you should ask them if those verses have been abrogated. (They haven’t.) Then ask them what kind of person would follow a religion that sanctions the killing of dogs and sex with prepubescent girls?
That could end your friendship, but it may lead your Muslim friend to take a hard look at what Islam is, and therefore what it means to be a Muslim. No decent human being can be a devout Muslim, period. You should beware of all Muslims, but especially “ignorant” Muslims who remain Muslims after learning about Islam, and those who defend Islam in spite of what Islam teaches.
To be fair, apostates put their lives at risk, and apostasy doesn’t require an open break with Islam. Simply not being a devout Muslim suffices, and this judgement is often in the eye of the beholder. A Muslim with a pet dog, or a Muslim who listens to music, are Muslims at risk.
Again, while most Muslims wouldn’t murder a Muslim, or anybody else, for having a dog or listening to Renee Fleming, the small percentage who are psychopaths will, and some of those will do so even if they are captured or killed in the process. Even in America, apostates are in danger, as witness the brutal public attack on Salmon Rushdie by an American-born Muslim. Rushdie, a Muslim apostate, has been under a death threat for over 30 years because of a novel he wrote that disparaged Muhammad.
He was attacked last August on a stage just before he was to give a speech at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Nothing subtle about that. HIs attacker was 24-year-old, US-born Muslim, Hadi Matar, whose parents immigrated from Lebanon. He has pleaded not guilty because, after all, he was obeying God’s law, not some silly man-made law, and, of course: “Authorities are investigating what motivated the stabbing.” Double sigh.
Matar has no criminal history and was described by an acquaintance as “a very quiet kid.” HIs arrest photos show a smiling, presentable young man, not at all threatening, just another “moderate” Muslim, proud of what he did for Allah.
As is obvious from the above examples, being an American-born Muslim doesn’t make the Muslim any less dangerous, but we should be especially careful around the immigrant Muslim, who may be in our country not to escape Islam, but to spread it.
In Texas recently, a Muslim immigrant was convicted of killing his two daughters because they were dating non-Muslims and becoming Westernized. He was a cabdriver at the time, and he shot his two daughters multiple times and left their bodies in his cab. Another not too subtle display of Islamic justice.
He was a fugitive for 12 years – 12 years –before his arrest, which was the result of a tip from a non-Muslim. His son and brother have also been arrested for helping him avoid arrest all those years, and I’d be very surprised if there weren’t many other Muslims involved in hiding him from the infidel authorities.
In fact, the Muslim community, the ummah, as they call themselves, can be expected to shield Muslim fathers who kill their daughters because the ummah recognizes the moral authority of those fathers. Moral authority? Yes, because in Islam, you see, there is NO penalty for a father who kills his daughters. You didn’t know that? Welcome to Sharia law. Unsurprisingly, the father has pleaded not guilty.
Thus, the ummah can be considered an accessory both before and after the fact. This is to be expected from a religious community that puts Allah’s laws above all “man-made” laws. In 2011, the California chapter of the Council for American Islamic Relations, CAIR, concerned about FBI investigations into terrorism, (Gosh, I wonder why?) released a poster with the stark message to all Muslims: Build a wall of resistance; Don’t talk to the FBI.
They pulled the poster after the national media picked it up, with CAIR officials professing their fealty to the law, blah blah blah, lie lie lie. These days, CAIR doesn’t have to protest police investigations into Muslims because the ACLU does it for them. This is the sort of virtue-signaling ignorance that gets people killed.
The bottom line, folks, is that as long as Muslims are allowed to practice their religion in this country, non-Muslims are at risk of being killed by them. If what has occurred here doesn’t convince you of that elementary truth, just look at what’s going on in Europe with their Muslim immigrants. It’s getting disastrous, and one wonders if the Europeans will ever wake up.
The same could be said here: that even after 9-11, we protect Muslims and their barbaric religion. This is insanity and you don’t have to play. When Muslims are around, keep your gun handy and your dogs and daughters out of sight. Recognize that no Muslim can be your friend, and that every Muslim will lie to you about Islam. Remember, no decent human being can be a Muslim.
Wake up and smell the hate, infidels, before the hate turns on you, and it will.
In an attempt to make the above more readable, I’ve omitted footnotes. People knowledgeable about Islam won’t need to fact check anything I’ve written, but this article isn’t meant for them. For those who want to “kick the tires,” see below.
– “Unabrogated commands” refers to Verse 2:106 in the Koran, which says that Allah-Muhammad can change his mind, abrogating previous verses. This gave Muhammad the freedom to improvise as circumstances dictated. The Sunnah, the life of Muhammad, what he said and did, is sanctified by verses in the Koran that say to obey Muhammad is to obey Allah, and that what Muhammad did is a good example for Muslims to follow, i.e., his actions, as well as his words, were approved by Allah. What a con man!! Verses 4:80 and 33:21 are applicable.
– Cut off hands, V 5:38; flog fornicators, stone adulterers, V 24.2 (Kahn translation); kill unbelievers, V9:5, 9:29, 9:123, 8:12, 8:39, 2:216 and many, many more.
-Attacks by Muslims re: Albuquerque, San Bernadino, Orlando, Fort Hood, Pensacola, New York, Dallas:
My two sources for daily atrocities are Jihad Watch – https://www.jihadwatch.org/ – and: Islam: The Politically Incorrect Truth – https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
CAIR protects Muslims: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/cair-pulls-don-t-talk-to-fbi-poster
ACLU protects Muslims: https://silvercityburro.com/2022/04/02/islam-and-the-american-civil-liberties-union/
This is a sample of what’s happening in Europe. You won’t find this covered by the MSM:
Dogs, little girls and Islam: https://silvercityburro.com/2022/08/23/muslims-hate-dogs-but-they-love-little-girls/
Reliance of the Traveller(sic) is “A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.” The obligation to lie to promote Islam or protect Muslims is on pgs. 745-746; the non-penalty for killing one’s children is on pg. 584; to deny any verse in the Koran is apostasy, pg. 597; no penalty for killing an apostate is on pg. 596; obligation to wage war against unbelievers pgs. 599 – 602; it is forbidden to aid the police if they “are going to commit injustice,” e.g., arrest a Muslim for obeying Islamic law, pg. 744 and explains CAIR’s warning to Muslims not to help the FBI; Muhammad’s command to kill sodomizers pg. 665.
Music is sinful: https://silvercityburro.com/2021/09/24/could-an-opera-singer-destroy-islam/
For a detailed account of the Major Hasan killings, see Stephen Coughlin’s “Catastrophic Failure,” pgs. 383-405 et al.