The killing Koran 6

“O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him).” (Koran 9:123)

Bruce Bawer quotes this and other passages from the Koran (there are many) that show plainly enough how Islam is an intolerant religion commanding violence against non-Muslims.

He writes at Front Page:

Muslims have been persecuting Christians ever since the time of Muhammed. But in the wake of the so-called “Arab Spring,” such activity seems to be on the rise throughout much of the Islamic world, now that Muslims in several countries are enjoying greater freedom to do things they felt more restrained from doing before. Christians are being beaten and murdered, churches attacked and destroyed.

Bruce Bawer, a fine conservative and a provider of sound information on Islam, is also a Christian, so we don’t expect him to mention that Christians have beaten and murdered, tortured and persecuted at least as much as the Muslims have, though not as much lately. But it needs to be mentioned.

If there is a positive side of this terrible development, it is this: if there’s more such persecution going on, more attention is finally being paid to it in the mainstream Western media.

Can’t say we’d noticed that.

Yet even as some of the media are daring to report on these events, there remains a strong disinclination to suggest that this pattern of persecution has anything whatsoever to do with Islam. …

But in fact –

Anti-Christian and anti-Jewish passages, and all the other brutal precepts found in the Koran, need to be acknowledged and dealt with – because the people who are burning down churches and tormenting Christians have read their Koran, and they’re doing no more or less than what they think their God wants them to do.

“Dealt with” how?

The Obama administration bluntly denies that Islam teaches and demands slaughter, mass murder, subjugation, or any harm to non-Muslims at all.

This is from an article by Robert Spencer:

It has been a long time coming, but the Obama Administration has now officially banned the truth. Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole declared Wednesday at a conference in Washington that he had “recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts in a range of areas, from community outreach to national security.” This “reevaluation” will remove all references to Islam in connection with any examination of Islamic jihad terror activity. The Obama Administration has now placed off-limits any investigation of the beliefs, motives and goals of jihad terrorists.

Dwight C. Holton, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, emphasized that training materials for the FBI would be purged of everything politically incorrect: “I want to be perfectly clear about this: training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive, and they are contrary to everything that this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stands for. They will not be tolerated.”

Understandable, since this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stand for lies.

Holton said that he had spoken with Attorney General Eric Holder about FBI training materials that Holton claimed were “egregiously false,” and that Holder “is firmly committed to making sure that this is over….we’re going to fix it.” Holton said that this “fix” was particularly urgent because the rejected training materials “pose a significant threat to national security, because they play into the false narrative propagated by terrorists that the United States is at war with Islam.”

Cole suggested that these training materials had done damage domestically as well … “One of the many, tragic legacies of 9/11 has been an increase in prejudice, discrimination and hatred directed against persons of the Muslim and Sikh faiths …”

Robert Spencer comments:

For years Islamic advocacy groups like MPAC [Muslim Public Affairs Council] and Hamas-linked CAIR [Council on American-Islamic Relation] have asserted loudly and often that telling the truth about Islam’s doctrines of jihad warfare and supremacism constituted “hatred,” and endangered innocent Muslims. Hamas-linked CAIR has trumpeted and even fabricated hate crimes against Muslims in order to exaggerate this perception of Muslim victimhood.

The entire premise of all this, however, is false. The now-banned FBI training materials were not written out of hatred for Muslims. They were put together in order to give agents an accurate picture of the beliefs and perspectives of jihad terrorists. It is unfortunate but true that the Qur’an and Sunnah do contain doctrines of warfare and exhortations to make war against and subjugate infidels (cf. Qur’an 2:191; 4:89; 9:5; 9:29; 47:4, etc.), and it is not an act of “hatred” to point this out, or even to scrutinize the Muslim community in the U.S. in order to try to determine its view of these texts and teachings. The only people who are genuinely threatened by such scrutiny are those who wish jihad terrorism to be able to proceed unhindered.

And there’s the rub: in banning the truth about Islam and jihad, the Obama Administration has opened the door for increased jihad terror activity in the United States. Agents who do not understand the threat they face and are constantly surprised by the places where that threat is coming from will be powerless to stop this jihad activity. And the nation will reap the whirlwind.

  • Ren

    The initial verse at the top of the page is from a passage retelling the trials and tribulations initial converts faced in Medina. Yes some religious zealots probably take them out of context and use it to preach to illiterate folk to further their own motives but postings like this (‘Killing Koran’ – really? Did you think that’s clever because of the alliteration?) reduce the quality of an intellectual debate by cherry picking superficial material and pushing it in everyone’s faces as evidence of why religion is rubbish. Let’s rise above Fox-esque propaganda people.  

    • Liz

      Some religious zealots took these verses “out of context” and used them to justify flying into buildings and killing 3000 people. Think they were worried they might be “pushing it into everyones face”?  Think that might have “reduced the quality of an intellectual debate”?   You might want to pull your head out and realize it isn’t a matter of debate anymore.  And we don’t need to bother with “propaganda” when they are doing such a great public relations campaign already, what with  18110 terror attacks since 9/11.

  • George

    I have a proposal for secular freethinkers.  Perhaps we need to devise a Book of Freethought.  For example a verse may read—-  ” Oh ye who believe in rational thinking and common sense logical analysis & reason  ,    you must grow a set  of balls and speak up and act for the survival  of your future and the future of your offspring ”  .     From The Book of Reason —    First Chapter—First verse.  

  • wmarkw

    If secular research, like textual criticism, of the Quran was as respected in the Islamic world as it is in the non-Fundamentalist Christian one, they’d quickly see that the later Medina verses (the violent and intolerant ones) differ dramatically in style as well as content from the Mecca and early Medina ones.

    There’s a good chance they aren’t really about Muhammed at all.  A conquering nation-state re-wrote their own tales of conquest, making Muhammed of Mecca  the central character of them.   The guy from Mecca was trying to make Arabic religion more like Judaism, not conquer and hate Jews.

  • Don L

    There is a reason the oath taken to hold office or enter the military contains the notion: “…against all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC…”.

    Obama is a domestic enemy.  Our elected officials are so corrupt and lacking in any standards…if they were to attempt to impeach Obama, it would be revealed they would be just as guilty. 

  • Frank

    Just like in the movie Spaceballs where all the men in the command center had the surname Asshole. All the members of the Obama administration have the surname Quisling.