Yes, this is Islam 2

We have taken the video and the text below from an article by Raymond Ibrahim at Front Page.

Be warned – the video is hard to watch.

It shows the sawing off of a young man’s head by a Muslim executioner in Tunisia. The victim was tortured to death because he had converted to Christianity.

It was shown on Egyptian TV.

Speaking in Arabic, the background speaker …  chants a number of Muslim prayers and supplications, mostly condemning Christianity, which, because of the Trinity, is referred to as a polytheistic faith: “Let Allah be avenged on the polytheist apostate”; “Allah empower your religion, make it victorious against the polytheists”; “Allah, defeat the infidels at the hands of the Muslims”; “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”

Then, to cries of “Allahu Akbar!”—or, “God is great!”—the man holding the knife to the apostate’s throat begins to slice away, even as the victim appears calmly mouthing a prayer. It takes nearly two minutes of graphic knife-carving to sever the Christian’s head, which is then held aloft to more Islamic cries and slogans of victory. …

Tawfiq Okasha, the host, ask[s]: “Is this Islam? Does Islam call for this? … “

Yes, it is and it does.

Only the other day a top Egyptian Salafi leader openly stated that no Muslim has the right to apostasize, or leave Islam, based on the canonical hadiths, including Muhammad’s command, “Whoever leaves his religion, kill him.” Islam’s most authoritative legal manuals make crystal clear that apostasy is a capital crime, punishable by death.

The first “righteous caliph,” a paragon of Muslim piety and virtue, had tens of thousands of people slaughtered—including by burning, beheading, and crucifixion—simply because they tried to break away from Islam. According to the Encyclopaedia of Islam, the most authoritative reference work on Islam in the English language, “there is unanimity that the male apostate must be put to death.” …

The “prayers” or supplications to Allah made by the Muslim executioners in the video … are standard and formulaic. It is not just masked, anonymous butchers who supplicate Allah as they engage in acts of evil; rather, top-ranking Muslim leaders openly invoke such hate-filled prayers.

Prominent Muslims supplicat[e] Allah to strike infidels with cancer and disease “till they pray for death and do not receive it,” and even formalized prayers in Mecca, blasted on megaphones as Muslims pilgrimage and circumambulate the Ka’ba, supplicating Allah to make the lives of Christians and Jews “hostage to misery; drape them with endless despair, unrelenting pain and unremitting ailment; fill their lives with sorrow and pain and end their lives in humiliation and oppression.”

Religion is the chief manmade cause of human misery.

  • Liz

    If they had true faith, they would confine themselves to prayers and then trust Allah to answer their prayers and strike all the infidels with disease, etc.  Isn’t their god powerful enough to answer prayers that are obviously according to his will, as stated in the Koran?
    But, typical of all religions, God always seems to need help in this area.  There always needs to be a little man behind a curtain in the Hall of the Great Oz.

  • I would say drop a nuke on Mecca, but the only thing that would do is ignite World War 3.