Islamic Radicalisation

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Islamic Radicalisation

What is radicalisation?

Radicalisation is a process where a person, often from a vulnerable background begins to adopt extreme political, religious, or social view(s) and through these – engage in extremist activity. Their views will often be formed through misguidance, misunderstanding, jealousy, anger, a ‘sense of injustice’, resentment or fear.

People can be radicalised by:

Engaging with propaganda material on certain websites, forums, blogs and content that they find on or offline which spreads messages of hate or discourages peace

Misunderstanding or holding a misguided view on other people and communities, religious scriptures and texts or political manifestos and policies

Feeling resentment, jealousy, anger or a sense of injustice towards another individual, a group of people, or against a political or religious group

However, most people seek for someone to blame for the radicalisation of most Muslims, such as an extremist Imam or some extremist political group or some radical internet recruiter. However I have come to the conclusion that any Muslim who believe that the only god to be worshipped is Allah and that Muhammad is his prophet, and that the Quran is the literal word of Allah is already radicalised by the Quran. This radicalised Muslim needs very little encouragement to believe that violent Jihad on his part is what would be expected of him by Allah. Let us examine why I believe that the Quran is the chief recruiter of radical Muslims.

This is what a Muslim has to believe in, contained in the Quran:

Intolerance in the Quran
O ye who believe (In Allah)! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you–9:123

I invite [those] who haven’t read the Quran to simple read the book. Take out a highlighter and highlight those lines that counsel the believer to despise infidels, and you will find a book that is just covered with highlighter.– Sam Harris

“Show us the straight path, The path of those whom Thou hast favoured(Muslims); Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger(Jews) nor of those who go astray (Christians).”
Muslims generally interpret “those whom Allah has favored,” “those who earn Allah’s anger,” and “those who go astray” as Muslims, Jews, and Christians, respectively. 1:6-7
Don’t bother warning the disbelievers. Allah has made it impossible for them to believe so that he can torture them forever after they die. 2:6-7
Allah has sickened the hearts of disbelievers and increased their disease. He is a spiritual anti-doctor. 2:10
Allah has blinded the disbelievers. “Allah taketh away their light and leaveth them in darkness, where they cannot see, Deaf, dumb and blind.” 2:17-18
If you try to compose a surah that is better than those in the Quran, and then fail, Allah will burn you forever if you in the fire that he has prepared for disbelievers, whose fuel is men and stones. 2:24 < They who disbelieve, and deny Our revelations, such are rightful Peoples of the Fire. They will abide therein.” 2:39
Allah stamped wretchedness upon the Jews because they killed the prophets and disbelieved Allah’s revelations. 2:61
Allah turned Sabbath-breaking Jews into apes to be despised and hated. All modern Jews are descendants of apes (or all modern apes are descendants of Sabbath-breaking Jews). 2:65-66
Christians and Jews (who believe in only part of the Scripture), will suffer in this life and go to hell in the next. 2:85
“Allah has cursed them for their unbelief.”
Because I disbelieve in his bullshit, Allah has cursed me, along with nearly six billion other non-Muslims. 2:88
The curse of Allah is on disbelievers. 2:89
“They have incurred anger upon anger. For disbelievers is a shameful doom.” 90
Jews are the greediest of all humankind. They’d like to live 1000 years. But even that “would by no means remove the doom.” 2:96
Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. 2:98
Allah has revealed “clear tokens.” Only evil people are disbelievers. 2:99
“For disbelievers is a painful doom.” 2:104
Don’t question anything Muhammed says or choose disbelief over faith. 2:108
The Jews and Christians know damn well that the Muslims are right, so they try to make Muslims disbelievers because they envy the truth that they know the Muslims have. 2:109
“But those who keep their duty to Allah will be above them [non-muslims] on the Day of Resurrection.” 2:212
Allah will make disbelievers’ lives miserable in this world and torture them forever after they die. 2:114
“And thou wilt not be asked about the owners of hell-fire.” (They are the non-muslims.) 2:119
Disbelievers are losers. 2:121
Allah will leave the disbelievers alone for a while, but then he will compel them to the doom of Fire. 2:126
“Who forsaketh the religion of Abraham save him who befooleth himself?”
Cited in the Hamas Charter (Article 27) to condemn the idea of a secular state. 2:130
Allah will curse those who “hide the proofs and the guidance” that he revealed. But how can you hide things that don’t exist? There are no proofs anywhere in the Quran and whatever guidance is there is almost always bad. 2:159
Those who disbelieve in the Quran, for whatever reason, are cursed by Allah, the angels, and men combined. So every good Muslim must join Allah and the angels in cursing nonbelievers. 2:161
The doom of the disbelievers will not be lightened. 2:162
“Those who disbelieve [are] Deaf, dumb, blind, therefore they have no sense.” 2:171
Those who hide the Scripture will have their bellies eaten with fire. Theirs will be a painful doom. 2:174
How constant are they in their strife to reach the Fire! 2:175
If someone murders your slave, then you get to kill one of his. If it was a male that was killed, you kill one of the killer’s male slaves. If a female, you kill a female. Murder for murder. Slave for slave. It all works out swell with Allah’s wondrous rules. (Oh, and if you don’t follow them, you’ll have the usual painful doom.) 2:178
Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kil them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. (But if they desist in their unbelief, then don’t kill them.) 2:191-2
Allah says that you must keep fighting until there is no more persecution and everyone on earth is a Muslim. Then you can stop killing people. 2:193a
But if there are any wrong-doers around after you’ve killed off all the disbelievers, persecutors and aggressors, then you’ll have to kill them too. 2:193b
Those who fail in their duty to Allah are proud and sinful. They will all go to hell. 2:206
“But those who keep their duty to Allah will be above them [non-muslims] on the Day of Resurrection.” 2:212
War is ordained by Allah, and all Muslims must be willing to fight, whether they like it or not. 2:216
It’s you and your religion against them and theirs. They won’t stop fighting until they make you a “renegade from your religion” and if they succeed in that so you die in disbelief, Allah will burn you forever in the Fire. 2:217
Intermarriage is forbidden. 2:221
“The disbelievers, they are the wrong-doers.” 2:254
Disbelievers worship false gods. The will burn forever in the Fire. 2:257
Allah does not guide disbelievers. 2:264
“Give us victory over the disbelieving folk.” 2:286
Those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, theirs will be a heavy doom. 3:4
Those who disbelieve will be fuel for the Fire. 3:10
Those who disbelieve shall be overcome and gathered unto Hell. 3:12
Non-muslims will be punished by Allah for their nonbelief. 3:19
“If they surrender, then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then it is thy duty only to convey the message.”
(The message for those who won’t surrender is “you’re going to hell.”) 3:20
Those who disbelieve, promise them a painful doom. 3:21
“They [Christians and Jews] say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion.” (The Fire will burn them forever.) 3:24
Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. 3:28
Allah loveth not the disbelievers. 3:32
Allah will punish disbelievers in this world and the next. They will have no helpers. 3:56
Don’t believe anyone who is not a Muslim. 3:73
“Allah will neither speak to them nor look upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow. Theirs will be a painful doom.” 3:77
All non-Muslims will be rejected by Allah after they die. 3:85
Apostates will be cursed by Allah, angels, and men. They will have a painful doom. 3:86-88
Disbelievers will have a painful doom. And they will have no helpers. 3:91
Disbelievers will have their faces blackened on the last day. They will face an awful doom. 3:105-6
Why does Allah like Muslims so much? Because they are the best people on earth, they behave themselves, forbid indecency, and believe in Allah. Allah loves people who believe in him. (Most Non-muslims are “evil-livers.”) 3:110
Those who disbelieve will be burnt in the Fire. 3:116
Don’t be friends with non-Muslims. They all hate you and want to ruin you. 3:118
The Fire is prepared for disbelievers. 3:131
Give us victory over the disbelieving folk. 3:147
Do not obey disbelievers. 3:149
We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Their habitation is the Fire 3:151
“Is one who followeth the pleasure of Allah as one who hath earned condemnation from Allah, whose habitation is the Fire?”
Unbelievers will burn forever in the Fire. 3:162
Theirs will be an awful doom. 3:176
Disbelievers do not harm Allah, but will have a painful doom. 3:177
Disbelievers will have a shameful doom. 3:178
Disbelievers will go to Hell. 3:196
Those who disobey Allah and his messenger will be burnt with fire and suffer a painful doom. 4:14
For the disbelievers and those who make a last-minute conversion, Allah has prepared a painful doom. 4:18
For disbelievers, We prepare a shameful doom. 4:37
Those who …believe not in Allah nor the Last Day” will face a shameful doom. 4:38
“Allah knoweth best (who are) your enemies.” 4:45
“Allah has cursed them for their disbelief, so they believe not.” 4:46
Christians and Jews must believe what Allah has revealed to Muhammad or Allah will disfigure their faces or turn them into apes, as he did the Sabbath-breakers. (See 2:65-66) 4:47
Those who ascribe a partner to Allah (like Christians do with Jesus and the Holy Spirit) will not be forgiven. They have “invented a tremendous sin.” 4:48, 4:116
Allah curses those that invent lies about him, believe in idols and false deities, claim to be more rightly guided, or whatnot (like the Christians and Jews). 4:50-52
Apostates are going to hell. 4:55
Unbelievers will be tormented forever with fire. When their skin is burned off, a fresh skin will be provided. 4:56
Oppose those that refuse to obey. 4:60-63
The hypocrites refuse to die for Allah and Muhammad. 4:66
Those who obey Allah and Muhammad are favored by Allah. They are the best company. 4:69
Allah will bestow a vast reward on those who fight in religious wars. 4:74
Believers fight for Allah; disbelievers fight for the devil. So fight the minions of the devil. 4:76
“Whoso obeyeth the messenger hath obeyed Allah, and whoso turneth away: We have not sent thee as a warder over them.” 4:80
“So fight (O Muhammad) in the way of Allah … Allah will restrain the might of those who disbelieve.”
So fight for Allah. Allah will always rig the battle so that Muslims will defeat non-Muslims. 4:84
Allah casts the hypocrites back to disbelief. Don’t try to guide those that Allah sends astray. 4:88
Have no unbelieving friends. Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them. 4:89
If the unbelievers do not offer you peace, kill them wherever you find them. Against such you are given clear warrant. 4:91
Believers shouldn’t kill believers, unless by mistake. If you kill a believer by mistake, you must set free a believing slave. 4:92
Believers who kill believers will go to hell. 4:93
After non-Muslims die, they will make excuses for their unbelief — like saying that they were oppressed. Then the angels will ask them, “Why didn’t you move to another country?” But the angels won’t wait for an answer. They’ll just take them all to hell. 4:97
The disbelievers are an open enemy to you. 4:101
For the disbelievers, Allah has prepared a shameful punishment. 4:102
Relent not in pursuit of the enemy. They have no hope from Allah. 4:104
“Plead not on behalf of (people) who deceive themselves. Lo! Allah loveth not one who is treacherous and sinful.” 4:107
Those who oppose the messenger and become unbelievers will go to hell. 4:115
They (those who ascribe partners to Allah) invoke in his stead only females and pray to Satan. 4:117
Allah will lead them astray, arouse desires in them, and they will go to hell. 4:119-121
Those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe and disbelieve again will never be forgiven by Allah. 4:137
For the hypocrites there will be a painful doom. 4:138
Stay away from nonbelievers who mock your beliefs or Allah will treat you like them. (He’ll torture you forever in hell after you die.) 4:140a
Allah will gather hypocrites and disbelievers into hell. 4:140b
Allah will not allow disbelievers to succeed against believers. 4:141
Do not choose disbelievers as friends. 4:144
The hypocrites will be in the lowest part of hell and no one will help them there. 4:145
You must believe everything Allah and his messengers tell you. Those who don’t are disbelievers and will face a painful doom. 4:150-151
For the wrongdoing Jews, Allah has prepared a painful doom. 4:160-1
Allah will guide disbelievers down the road to hell. 4:167-169
Those who deny Islam will be losers in the Hereafter. 5:5
Disbelievers are the rightful owners of Hell. 5:10
Allah has cursed the Jews and hardened their hearts. Nearly all of them are treacherous. 5:12-13
Allah has stirred up enmity and hatred among Christians. 5:14
Christians are disbelievers for believing in the divinity of Christ. 5:17
Those who make war with Allah and his messenger will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. That is how they will be treated in this world, and in the next they will have an awful doom. 5:33
Disbelievers will have a painful doom. 5:36
Disbelievers will want to come out of the Fire, but will not. Their will be a lasting doom. 5:37
Cut off the hands of thieves. It is an exemplary punishment from Allah. 5:38
Allah makes some people sin. He will not cleanse their hearts. They will have ignominy in this world, and in the Hereafter an awful doom. 5:41
Non-muslims are wrong doers. 5:45
***Don’t take Jews or Christians for friends. If you do, then Allah will consider you to be one of them. 5:51
Jews and Christians are losers. 5:53
Allah could replace nonbelievers with believers who would love him and do whatever he says. 5:54
Your only friends should be Allah, Muhammad, and those who believe correctly (Muslims). 5:55
Don’t choose Jews, Christians, or disbelievers as guardians. 5:57
Jews and Christians are evil-livers. 5:59
Evil is the handiwork of the rabbis and priests. 5:63
Allah has cast enmity and hatred among the Jews. 5:64
Allah does not guide disbelievers. 5:67
The Jews rejected and killed Allah’s prophets, since “they were wilfully blind and deaf.” 5:70-71
Christians will be burned in the Fire. 5:72
Christians are wrong about the Trinity. For that they will have a painful doom. 5:73
Muslims that make friends with disbelievers will face a doom prepared for them by Allah. 5:80
“Thou wilt find the most vehement of mankind in hostility to those who believe to be the Jews.” 5:82
Disbelievers will be owners of hell-fire. 5:86
Allah will test believers to see if they are afraid. Those who fail a second test will suffer a a painful doom. 5:94
After agreeing to send down a table of food from heaven, Jesus warns his disciples that will catch holy hell if they ever stop believing. 5:115
***Those who deny the truth of Islam will be punished by Allah. 6:5
“See the nature of the consequence for the rejecters!” 6:11
“Those who ruin their souls will not believe.” 6:12, 20
Disbelievers will say when they see the Fire that they would have believed if they had known the truth. But they are all liars. 6:27-28
Allah will torment those how deny his revelations. 6:49
Stay away from those who “meddle with” or mock the Quran. 6:68
Those who disbelieve will be forced to drink boiling water, and will face a painful doom. 6:70
When nonbelievers die, the angels will deliver to them doom and degradation. 6:93
Stay away from idolaters. 6:106
Allah confounds the hearts and eyes of unbelievers. 6:110
Most unbelievers are ignorant. 6:111
Allah allows some to disbelieve in the afterlife, and to take pleasure in their disbelief, so that he can torment them forever after they die. 6:113
The worst thing anyone can do is deny the revelations of Allah. Those who do so will be awared an evil doom. 6:157
Disbelievers lose their souls. 7:9
Allah has made devils the protecting friends of disbeliveers. 7:27
Disbelievers choose devils as protecting friends and believe they are rightly guided. 7:30
Only believers go to heaven. 7:32
Allah forbids beliefs that he hasn’t revealed (i.e., all non-muslim beliefs). 7:33
Disbelievers are the rightful owners of the Fire. 7:36
Disbelief is the greatest evil. 7:37
Disbelievers will be excluded from heaven. Theirs will be a bed of hell. 7:40-41
Those in the fire will be taunted by those in the Garden. “So how’s it going down there? Are you enjoying the warmth of the Fire?” 7:44
Those in the Fire will cry out to those in heaven, saying: “Pour water on us.” But Allah has forbidden that to disbelievers. 7:50
Those who forget Allah will be forgotten (sent to hell) on Judgement Day. 7:51
Serve Allah or go to hell. 7:59
Allah drowned everyone on earth (except Noah and his family) because they disbelieved. 7:64
Disbelievers are liars. 7:66
Those who believe incorrectly will face the terror and wrath of Allah. 7:71
“We cut the root of those who denied Our revelations and were not believers.” 7:72
Allah killed the disbelievers with an earthquake. 7:78
Allah killed everyone in Sodom and Gomorrah except Lot and his daughters.
7:83-84
“So the earthquake seized them.”
Allah killed the disbelievers with an earthquake. 7:90-91
“Then We seized them unawares, when they perceived not.”
Unbelievers are never safe from Allah’s wrath. 7:95-99
“How can I sorrow for a people that rejected (truth)?”
Shu’eyb tells the Allah’s victims that they deserved to die for rejecting Islam. 7:93
“We drowned them in the sea: because they denied Our revelations.” 7:136
Allah will destroy non-muslim cultures. 7:138-9
“Those who deny Our revelations and the meeting of the Hereafter, their works are fruitless.” 7:147
Those who worship the calf will suffer terror and humiliation from Allah. 7:152
“Those who believe in him, and honour him, and help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him: they are the successful.” 7:157
“But those of them who … changed the word … We sent down upon them wrath from heaven.” 7:162
“When they forgot that whereof they had been reminded, We … visited [them] with dreadful punishment.” 7:165
Allah turns Jews into apes! 7:166
Allah will punish the disbelieving Jews until the Day of Resurrection. 7:167
Those who deny Muhammad’s revelations are like dogs. 7:176
Those who deny Muhammad’s revelation are evil. 7:177
Stay away from those who blaspheme Allah’s names. They will be punished for it. 7:180
Allah leads astray those who deny his revelations. 7:182-3
“Allah … cut the root of the disbelievers.”
Allah destroyed the unbelievers. 8:7
Allah will throw fear into the hearts of the disbelievers, and smite their necks and fingers. 8:12
Disbelievers will be tormented in the Fire. 8:14
When you fight with disbelievers, do not retreat. Those who do will go to hell. 8:15-16
Those that the Muslims killed were not really killed by them. It was Allah who did the killing. 8:17
“The worst of beasts in Allah’s sight are the deaf, the dumb, who have no sense [the non-muslims].” 8:22
Taste of the doom because ye disbelieve. 8:35
Those who disbelieve will be gathered into hell. 8:36
Fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah. 8:39
The angels smite the face and backs of disbelievers, saying: “Taste the punishment of burning!” 8:50
The worst beasts in Allah’s sight are the disbelievers. 8:55
Don’t let the disbelievers think they can escape. They are your enemy and the enemy of Allah. 8:59-60
Exhort the believers to fight. They will win easily, because disbelievers are without intelligence. 8:65
A prophet may not take captives until he has made a slaughter in the land. 8:67
Disbelievers cause confusion and “corruption in the land.” 8:73
“Ye cannot escape Allah. Allah will confound the disbelievers.” 9:2
Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to those who disbelieve. 9:3
Slay the idolaters wherever you find them. 9:5
Those who submit and convert to Islam will be treated well. (Those who don’t submit will be killed. See previous verse.) 9:6
Don’t make treaties with non-Muslims. They are all evildoers and should not be trusted. 9:7-9
Treat converts to Islam well. (Kill those who refuse to convert. See 9:5) 9:11
Fight the disbelievers! Allah is on your side; he will give you victory. 9:12-14
Don’t let idolaters tend the sanctuaries. Their works are in vain and they will be burned in the Fire. 9:17
Don’t be friends with with your disbelieving family members. Those who do so are wrong-doers. 9:23
Allah punished those who disbelieved. 9:26
Only idolaters are unclean. Keep them away from your places of worship. 9:28
Fight against Christians and Jews “until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.” 9:29
Christians and Jews are perverse. Allah himself fights against them. 9:30
The “Religion of Truth” (Islam) must prevail, by force if necessary, over all other religions. 9:33
Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to the rich and greedy Christian monks and Jewish rabbis. 9:34
Allah does not guide the disbelievers. 9:37
Fight for Allah with your wealth and whatever weapons are available to you. 9:41
***Those who refuse to fight for Allah (claiming they are unable) are liars who have destroyed their souls. 9:42
Disbelievers go to hell. 9:49
“Allah will afflict you with a doom from Him or at our hands.” 9:52
Pay your contribution willingly. Allah will not accept a contribution from disbelievers or idlers. 9:53
Those who vex the Prophet, for them there is a painful doom. 9:60
Allah is only pleased by true believers. 9:62
Those who oppose Allah and His messenger will burn in the fire of hell. 9:63
Allah promises hypocrites and disbelievers the fire of hell. Allah curses them. They will have a lasting torment. 9:68
Fight the disbelievers and hypocrites. Be harsh with them. They are all going to hell anyway. 9:73
Allah will afflict disbelievers with a painful doom in this world and the Hereafter. 9:74
God will not forgive disbelievers, so don’t ask. 9:80
Those who refuse to give their wealth and lives to Allah will face the fire of hell. 9:81-83
Don’t pray for dead disbelievers or attend their funerals. 9:84
Those who refuse to fight for Allah will be treated (along with their children) as unbelievers. 9:85
For disbelievers there will be a painful doom. 9:90
Non-muslim who pretend to believe (so they won’t be killed by Muslims) are unclean and will go to hell. 9:95
The unbelieving Arabs will be punished by Allah with an evil fortune. 9:97-98
“We shall chastise them twice; then they will be relegated to a painful doom.” 9:101
Stay away from non-Muslims. They are all liars. 9:107
Those that ignore Allah will be thown into the fire of hell. 9:109
Believers must fight for Allah. They must kill and be killed , and are bound to do so by the Torah, Gospel, and Quran. But Allah will reward them for it. 9:111
Don’t pray for idolaters (not even for your family) after it is clear they are people of hell-fire. 9:113
Abraham disowned his father for being an enemy of Allah. 9:114
Fight disbelievers who are near you, and let them see the harshness in you. 9:123
Disbelievers are wicked and have diseased hearts. 9:125
Allah turns away those who misunderstand him. 9:127
Disbelievers will have a boiling drink and a painful doom. 10:4
If you enjoy life and ignore Muhammad’s bullshit, Allah will torture you forever in the Fire after you die. 10:7-8
Allah has destoyed entire generations. 10:13
Denying the revelations of Allah is the worst sin imaginable. 10:17
“Ignominy overtaketh them – They have no protector from Allah – as if their faces had been covered with a cloak of darkest night. Such are rightful owners of the Fire.” 10:27
On the last day Allah will kill all the disbelievers (and then he will torture them forever in hell). 10:45
Those who disbelieved will face a dreadful doom. 10:70
Allah drowned those who disbelieved his revelations. 10:73
Moses asked Allah to harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they would not believe until they saw the painful doom. 10:88
If you deny the revelations of Allah, you will be among the losers and will “see the painful doom.” 10:95-97
Disbelievers will end up in the Fire. 11:17
Those who oppose Islam and disbelieve in the Hereafter are guilty of the greatest wrong. 11:18-19
Allah sent a lasting doom on those who mocked Noah. 11:39
Those who drowned in the flood were disbelievers. 11:42
Allah will send a painful doom on several nations. 11:48
Disbelievers are the rightful owners of the Fire 13:5
Allah does not hear the prayer of disbelievers. 13:14
Those who do not answer Allah’s call will go to hell. 13:18
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The reward for disbelievers is the Fire. 13:35
Woe unto the disbelievers. Theirs will be an awful doom. 14:2
“Lo! for wrong-doers is a painful doom.” 14:22
“They set up rivals to Allah that they may mislead (men) from His way. Say: Enjoy life (while ye may) for lo! your journey’s end will be the Fire.” 14:30
Let the disbelievers enjoy life and let false hope beguile them. They will come to know! 15:2-3
“The disbelievers would not be tolerated.” 15:8
Iblis will lead humans astray. Only perfect Muslims will be safe from him. The rest will go to hell. 15:39-43
Those who don’t believe in the Hereafter are proud. 16:22
Allah made a roof fall in to kill unbelievers. “And the doom came on them whence they knew not.” 16:26
Disbelievers are evil and will dwell in hell forever. 16:27-29
Disbelievers are liars. 16:39
Theirs will be the Fire, and they will be abandoned.” 16:62
“Theirs will be a painful doom.” 16:63
Allah will add doom to doom for those who disbelieve. 16:88
Those who oppose Islam will face an awful doom. 16:94
Those who loose their faith in Islam will face an awful doom. Allah’s wrath is upon them. 16:106
Those who invent lies against Allah will have a painful doom. 16:116-7
Allah made hell to be a dungeon for disbelievers. 17:8
Allah has prepared a painful doom for those who disbelieve in the Hereafter. 17:10
Allah destroyed entire towns. 17:16
How many generations Allah has destroyed since Noah! 17:17
Allah intends to burn people in hell. 17:18
“Set not up with Allah any other god, lest thou be cast into hell.” 17:39
Allah makes it so that unbelievers cannot understand. 17:45-46
Allah will send disbelievers astray. Then he’ll burn them in hell, increasing the flames from time to time. 17:97-98
“He maketh none to share in His government.”
***Democracy is heresy. Allah shares his government with no one. 18:26
Allah has prepared a Fire for the disbelievers. When they want a shower, Allah will give them a shower of molten lead to burn their faces. 18:29
Christians will cry out to Allah’s “partners”, but they won’t hear them; Allah will send them to their doom. 18:52
The worst wrong is to forget Allah’s revelations. Allah covers their hearts and makes them deaf so that they will never believe the truth. 18:57
On a certain day, Allah will present hell, in plain view, to the disbelievers. 18:100
Allah will welcome the disbelievers into hell. 18:102
The good works of disbelievers are all in vain. They will go to hell anyway. 18:104-105
Hell is the reward for disbelievers because they made a jest of Allah’s revelations and messengers. 18:106
“Woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting of an awful Day.”
Jesus was not the Son of God. Those who say he was (Christians) are going to hell. 19:35-37
Allah will pluck out from every sect those who should burn in hell. 19:69-70
Allah will prolong the lives of non-believers so they can see their punishment, either in this world or in the Hour of doom. 19:75
Allah will record what disbelievers say and then prolong their torment. 19:77-79
Allah has sent the devils on the disbelievers to confuse them. 19:83
Allah will “drive the guilty unto hell, a weary herd.” 19:86
Lo! it hath been revealed unto us that the doom will be for him who denieth and turneth away.” 20:48
Those who do not believe Allah’s revelations will face doom in the Hereafter. 20:127
Allah destroyed entire towns, yet the people still disbelieved. 21:6
“And one of them who should say: Lo! I am a god beside Him, that one We should repay with hell.” 21:29
Disbelievers will not be able to put out the fire on their faces and backs. They will be stupefied and no one will help them. 21:39-40
The disbelievers will stare in terror at what Allah has in store for them. 21:97-99
“He who disputeth concerning Allah without knowledge or guidance or a scripture giving light, Turning away in pride to beguile (men) from the way of Allah. For him in this world is ignominy, and on the Day of Resurrection We make him taste the doom of burning.”
Those who turn from the way of Allah will face ignominy in this world and the doom of burning in the next. 22:8-9
Whoever thinks that Allah will not give Muhammad victory should go hang himself. 22:15
Disbelievers will wear garments of fire, boiling fluid will be poured on their heads, their bellies and skin will be melted, they will be tormented with iron hooks, and when they try to escape they will be driven back with the taunt: Taste the doom of burning. 22:19-22
Allah will provide the disbelievers with a painful doom. 22:25
Those who disregard Allah’s revelations are the owners of the Fire. 22:51
“Those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt thereof until the Hour come upon them unawares, or there come unto them the doom of a disastrous day.” 22:55

Those who disbelieve Allah’s revelations will have a shameful doom. 22:57
Those who disbelieve Allah’s revelations will burn in the Fire. 22:72
Those who don’t believe in the Hereafter will receive extreme punishment from Allah. 23:74-77
Disbelievers will not be successful. 23:117
Those who traduce virtuous, believing women … cursed are they in the world and the Hereafter. Theirs will be an awful doom.” 24:23
Disbelievers are miscreants. 24:55
Disbelievers will never escape the Fire that will be their home. 24:57
The only true believers are those who believe in Allah and his messenger. 24:62
Those who deny the coming of the Hour will be chained together and burned with fire. They will pray for their own destruction. 25:11-13
It will be a hard day for disbelievers and wrong-doers. They will gnaw on their hands and wish they had chosen Islam. 25:26-27
Those who deny Muhammad’s revelations will be destroyed. 25:36
Allah drowned everyone in the flood of Noah, and has prepared a painful doom for evil-doers. 25:37
“They [the non-muslims] will know, when they behold the doom, who is more astray as to the road.” 25:42
Don’t obey disbelievers. But rather fight against them. 25:52
“The disbeliever was ever a partisan against his Lord.” 25:55
Those who cry out to another god with Allah will be tormented doubly in hell. 25:68-69
Many will not believe until they see the painful doom. 26:201
Those who believe in another god are doomed. 26:213
Stay away from poets. The erring follow them. 26:224
Allah leads those who do not believe in the Hereafter astray by making things work out OK in this life, so that he can torment them forever in the next. They will get the worst punishment and will be the greatest losers. 27:4-5
But he “saved those who believed.” 27:53
Allah will taunt Christians on the day of their doom, saying: Where are My partners whom ye imagined? 28:62-64
Never help disbelievers. 28:86
Those who disbelieve in the revelations of Allah have no hope of mercy. For such there is a painful doom. 29:23
“Ye have chosen only idols instead of Allah … on the Day of Resurrection ye will deny each other and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and ye will have no helpers.” 29:25
Only wrong-doers deny the revelations of Allah. 29:49
Those who disbelieve in the revelations of Allah are the losers. 29:52
The doom of hell will come upon disbelievers suddenly, when they least expect it. 29:53-55
The worst thing you can do is tell a lie about Allah. Hell is the home of disbelievers. 29:68
When the Hour comes, Christians will be divided into two groups: Those who believed Allah’s revelations, and those who disbelieved in them. The believers will be happy in the Garden; the disbelievers will be brought to doom. 30:13-16
Allah does not love disbelievers. 30:45
Allah seals the heart of disbelievers. (And then he burns them in the Fire.) 30:59
Those who mislead others from Allah’s way and mock Islam will have a painful doom. 31:6-7
Allah will give disbelievers a little comfort for a little while, and then he’ll torment them forever with a heavy doom. 31:23-24
Allah will fill hell with the jinn and mankind together. 32:13
Allah: Taste the doom of immortality because of what ye used to do. 32:14
Those who used to deny the Fire will be tormented in it forever. 32:20
The worst thing you can do is to deny the revelations of Allah. 32:22
Don’t obey disbelievers. 33:1
He hath prepared a painful doom for the unfaithful.” 33:8
Allah makes the deeds of unbelievers fruitless. 33:19
Allah cast panic into the hearts of the disbelievers. He killed some, and enslaved others. 33:25-26
Ignore disbelievers and their poisonous talk. 33:48
Those who malign Allah, Muhammad, and Muslims will be cursed by Allah in this life and with doom in the Hereafter. 33:57
Those who oppose Islam will be slain with a fierce slaughter. 33:60-61
Allah has cursed the disbelievers, and has prepared for them a flaming fire, wherein they will abide forever. 33:64-65
T”On the day when their faces are turned over in the Fire, they say: Oh, would that we had obeyed Allah and had obeyed His messenger!”
When Allah burns the faces of disbelievers in the Fire, they’ll wish they had obeyed Muhammad and Allah. 33:66
Those who challenge the revelations of Muhammad will have a painful doom. 34:5
“They are filled with remorse when they behold the doom; and We place carcans on the necks of those who disbelieved.” 34:33
Those who disbelieve in the Hereafter will be tormented. 34:8
Those who strive against Allah’s revelations will be brought to the doom. 34:38
Allah hates those who ignore his messengers. 34:45
Those who ignore Allah’s messenger (Muhammed) will face a terrific doom. 34:46
Those who are cast into hell be terrified when they see that they have no escape. Then they will believe. But it will be too late. 34:51-52
Those who disbelieve will have an awful doom. 35:7
Allah hates disbelievers. 35:26
Disbelievers will burn forever in the fire of hell. Allah will keep them alive so that he can torture them forever. When they repent and ask for mercy, he will ignore them. 35:36-7
He who disbelieves, his disbelief be on his own head. 35:39
Allah has blinded the disbelievers so that they cannot see the truth. So it don’t bother warning them. They will go to hell anyway. 36:8-10
Allah will burn the disbelievers in hell. 36:63-4
Those who refuse to believe in Muhammad’s revelations will face a painful doom. 37:31-38
If you’re not favored by Allah, you’re doomed. 37:57
Allah drowned everyone except Noah and his family in the flood. 37:82
Only the “single-minded slaves of Allah” will be saved from the doom. 37:127-8
Allah killed everyone in Sodom except for Lot and his family. 37:136
No one is against Allah, except those who burn in hell. 37:162-3
Just wait a while and watch. The unbelievers will soon be destroyed in the doom. 37:176-9
Those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism. 38:2
Allah has destroyed many generations. 38:3
Those who doubt will soon taste Allah’s doom. 38:8
Those who deny the messengers deserve doom. 38:14
Those who wander from the way of Allah will have an awful doom. 38:26
Those who disbelieve will burn in the Fire. 38:27
Tell the disbelievers to enjoy themselves now, because later they will be owners of the Fire. 39:8
Those who disobey Allah should fear his doom. 39:13
No one will be able to help those that Allah torments in the Fire. 39:19
Woe unto those who forget Allah. They are in plain error. 39:22
The doom will come upon those who deny what Allah has revealed. 39:25
Allah will make non-believers “taste humiliation in the life of the world” and ” the doom of the Hereafter” which will be even worse. 39:26
The worst thing you can do is tell a lie against Allah. The home of disbelievers is hell. 39:32
Surrender to Allah before he sends the doom upon you suddenly. 39:54-55
Disbelievers had their chance to believe. They will all suffer in an endless doom. 39:56-59
Those who lie about Allah will be sent to hell and will have their faces blackened. 39:60
Losers are those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah. 39:63
Those ascribe a partner to Allah (like the Christians) will be among the losers. 39:65
Those who disbelieve will be driven into hell. 39:71-72
Those who disbelieve are the owners of the Fire. 40:6
Allah greatly abhors those who disbelieve. 40:10
Those who ignore Allah’s “clear proofs” will be seized and punished severely. 40:22
Those in hell will beg to be relieved from the Fire’s torment for just a day. But the prayer of a disbeliever is in vain. 40:49-50
Those who bicker about Allah’s revelations are filled with pride. 40:56
Those who scorn Allah will go to hell. 40:60
Those who deny the revelations of Allah are perverted. 40:63
Those who deny the Scripture and Allah’s messengers will be dragged through boiling water and thrust into the Fire. 40:70-72
Allah will taunt the Christians in hell, saying: Where are all my parnters that you used to believe in? 40:73
Thus does Allah send astray the disbelievers (in his guidance). 40:74
Those who scorn will go to hell. 40:76
When they see Allah’s doom they will believe in Allah. But their faith will not save them. The disbelievers will be ruined. 40:84-85
Woe unto the idolaters who disbelieve in the Hereafter. 41:6
The enemies of Allah will be gathered into the Fire where their skin, ears, and eyes will testify against them. 41:19-20
Non-muslims will be tormented forever in the Fire. Allah will not have any mercy on them. 41:24
Allah will make those who disbelieve taste an awful doom. Their immortal home will be the Fire, since they denied Allah’s revelations. 41:27-28
“Lo! those who distort Our revelations are not hid from Us. Is he who is hurled into the Fire better?” 41:40
Those who disbelieve will taste hard punishment. 41:50
In whatsoever ye differ, the verdict therein belongeth to Allah.”
Disputes, whether religious or political, must be decided by Allah. Democracy is not an option. 42:10
Those who argue about Allah will have his wrath upon them. Theirs will be an awful doom. 42:16
“And as for disbelievers, theirs will be an awful doom.” 42:26
Allah sends some people astray and then punishes them for it by burning them in the Fire. 42:44-46
Those who turn people away from Islam will “be sharers in the doom.” 43:37-39
“But they will come to know.”
Allah will torment disbelievers forever in hell. 43:88-89
Those in torment will claim to believe and ask Allah for relief. But he will refuse since they will return to their disbelief. 44:11-16
“He hath saved them [Muslims] from the doom of hell.”
(Everyone else is going to hell.) 44:56
Those who hear and reject Allah’s revelations are sinful liars. Give them tidings of a painful doom. 45:7-8
Those who joke about Allah’s revelations will go to hell. Theirs will be a shameful doom. 45:9-10
Those who disbelieve in Allah’s revelations will have a awful doom of wrath. 45:11
Those who disbelieve are guilty folk. 45:31
Disbelievers will be rewarded with the ignominious doom of the Fire. 46:20
Serve only Allah or face the doom of a tremendous day. 46:21
If you believe Muhammed, Allah will forgive some of your sins and protect you from the painful doom (that he plans to torture everyone else with). 46:31
Allah will taunt the disbelievers that he torments in the fire, saying: “Taste the doom for that ye disbelieved.” 46:34
Allah makes the works of disbelievers vain. 47:1
Those who disbelieve follow falsehood. 47:3
Smite the necks of the disbelievers whenever you fight against them. Those who die fighting for Allah will be rewarded. 47:4
Allah will damn the disbelievers and make all their actions fruitless. 47:8-9
Disbelievers may eat and be happy now, but the Fire will be their final home. 47:12
Those who turn away from Islam, and obey non-Muslims in some things, have been seduced by Satan. 47:25-26
Angels will gather them together and smite their faces and backs. 47:27
Allah will make the actions those who disbelieve fruitless. 47:32
Those who disbelieve will never be pardoned by Allah. 47:34-35
Those who think an evil thought concerning Allah will be cursed and sent to hell by him. 48:6
Allah has prepared a flame for the disbelievers. 48:13
If you refuse to fight for Allah, he will punish you with a painful doom. 48:16
“Whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.” 48:17
Allah punished those who disbelieved with a painful punishment. 48:25
Allah will “cause it [Islam] to prevail over all religion.” 48:28
Those with Muhammad are ruthless toward disbelievers and merciful toward themselves. 48:29
Allah will hurl those who believe in another god into a dreadful doom. 50:26
Accursed are the conjecturers who ask: When is the Day of Judgment? It is the day they will be tormented by the Fire. 51:10-14
“We left behind therein a portent for those who fear a painful doom.” 51:37
Woe to the disbelievers. 51:60
Those who deny the existence of hell will be thrust into its Fire. 52:11-16
“Their Lord hath warded off from them the torment of hell-fire.”
(Everyone else is going to hell — and the believers are all okay with that.) 52:18
Those who disbelieve are trapped. 52:42
Those who disbelieve in the afterlife give female names to angels. 53:27
Those who disbelieve in the afterlife are only guessing and have no real knowledge. 53:29
Stay away from non-Muslims, especially those who disbelieve in the afterlife. 53:29
Allah sent a storm of stones on Lot’s folk, killing all but Lot’s family. 54:34
The guilty deny hell. But after they die they go circling between it and fierce, boiling water. 55:43-44
Those who deny Allah and the Hereafter will eat from the Zaqqum tree and drink boiling water. 56:51-54
Allah will welcome the rejecters and erring with boiling water and a roasting in the hell fire. 56:92-94
Those who disbelieve or doubt the revelations of Allah will be face the doom. 57:13-14
The home of disbelievers is the Fire, a hapless journey’s end. 57:15
Those who disbelieve and deny Allah’s revelations are the owners of the fire. 57:19
For disbelievers is a painful doom. 58:4
For disbelievers is a shameful doom. 58:5
Those who disobey Muhammed will go to hell. 58:8
Don’t make friends with Allah’s enemies. For those who do so, Allah has prepared a dreadful doom. 58:14-15
Those who turn others away from the way of Allah will have a shameful doom. They are rightful owners of the Fire. 58:16-17
Those who oppose Allah and His Messenger will be among the lowest. 58:20
On the Last Day good Muslims will not love their non-Muslim friends and family members, not even their fathers, sons, or brothers (or their mothers, daughters, or sisters). 58:22
Allah cast fear into the hearts of the disbelieving People of the Scripture. Their home in the Hereafter will be the Fire. 59:2-3
“Whatsoever the messenger giveth you, take it. And whatsoever he forbiddeth, abstain (from it).”
Do whatever Muhammad tells you to do. (Or you’ll go to hell.) 59:7
The disbelieving people of the Scripture are liars. 59:11
The disbelievers fear the believers more than Allah. 59:13
The devil and disbelievers will be in the Fire. 59:16-17
The owners of the Garden and the owners of the Fire are not equal. 59:20
Don’t be friends with disbelievers. They are your (and Allah’s) enemy. 60:1
Abraham hated those who had religious beliefs that were different than his. So you should too. 60:5
Don’t be friends with those who have warred against you because of religion. Whoever makes friends with them is a wrong-doer. 60:9
Don’t be friends with those who disbelieve in the Hereafter. They are Allah’s enemies. 60:13
The worst thing you can do is tell a lie about Allah. 61:7
Allah gave Muhammad the one true religion and sent him to conquer all other (false) religions. 61:9
“O ye who believe! Shall I show you a commerce that will save you from a painful doom?” 61:10
A hypocritical Jew looks like an ass carrying books. Those who deny the revelations of Allah are ugly. 62:5
Allah seals the hearts of those who believe and then disbelieve so that they can understand nothing. 63:3
Disbelievers are perverted. They are the enemy, confounded by Allah. 63:4
Don’t bother to ask Allah to forgive the disbelievers. He will never forgive them. 63:6
“Might belongeth to Allah and to His messenger and to the believers.” 63:8
Those who disbelieve will have a painful doom. 64:5
Those who disbelieve are the owners of the Fire. 64:10
Be stern with disbelievers. They are going to Hell anyway. 66:9
Disbelievers will go to hell where they will hear its roaring and boiling. 67:6-7
Who will protect the disbelievers from a painful doom? (Nobody) 67:28
Refuse to obey the “rejecters” (Non-Muslims?) who seek compromise 68:8-9
Those who consider the Quran to be “mere fables” will be branded on the nose.68:15-16
“Shall We then treat those who have surrendered (Muslims) as We treat the guilty (Non-Muslims)?” 68:35
Those who do not believe in Allah will be chained up and cast into hell-fire where they will eat filth. 69:30-35
Doom is about to fall on all disbelievers. Only worshippers (Muslims) and those who preserve their chastity (except with their wives and slave girls) will be spared from “the fires of hell” that are “eagar to roast.” 70:1-30
“Lo! the doom of their Lord is that before which none can feel secure” (except for maybe those who are fearful of it). 70:27-28
Disbelievers will enter hell with frantic with fear, knowing they will be tortured forever by Allah. 70:36, 44
Allah sent Noah to warn people about the painful doom he was planning to send. (It didn’t work out well; Allah sent it anyway.) 71:1
Noah asked Allah to drown all the disbelievers. 71:26
The fires of hell will be fueled with the bodies of idolators and unbelievers. They will experience an ever-greater torment. 72:15-17
Those who disobey Allah and his messenger will dwell forever in the fire of hell. 72:23
Allah will take care of the deniers. He will tie them up, burn them in a raging fire, and feed them food that chokes them. 73:11-13
The last day will be a day of anguish for disbelievers. 74:9-10
Those who are stubborn to Allah’s revelations will face a fearful doom. 74:16-17
Allah has appointed angels to tend the Fire and has prepared stumbling blocks for those who disbelieve. He sends some people (whoever he wants) astray. 74:31
Those who pay attention to this life and ignore the Hereafter will suffer forever in hell. 75:20-29
Allah has prepared chains, manacles, and a raging fire for the disbelievers. 76:4
Don’t obey disbelievers. 76:24

Woe unto the repudiators on that day! 77:19, 77:24, 77:28, 77:34, 77:40, 77:45, 77:49
Depart unto that doom which ye used to deny.” 77:29

Those who deny the revelations given to Muhammed will burn forever in hell. 78:21-30
“Lo! We warn you of a doom at hand, a day whereon a man will look on that which his own hands have sent before, and the disbeliever will cry: ‘Would that I were dust!'” 78:40
Those who rebel by choosing this life over the next will go to hell. 79:37-39
Disbelievers are wicked people. On the last day they will be in darkness and have dust on their faces. 80:40-42
Those who reject Allah’s revelations will burn in hell. 83:10-17
The disbelievers used to laugh at the believers. But the final laugh will be on them. 83:29-36
Disbelievers will be given a painful doom. 84:22-24
Those who persecute Muslims, without repenting, will burn in hell. 85:10
Allah plots against non-Muslims. 86:16
“Deal gently with them (non-Muslims) for a while. (How long is “a while”?) 86:17
Allah will punish disbelievers with the direst punishment. 88:23-24
Allah poured the disaster of His punishment upon those who rebelled against him. 89:11-13
Those who disbelieve Allah’s revelations will have the Fire placed over them like an awning. 90:19-20
Those who deny Allah’s revelations must endure the flaming fire. 92:14-16
Allah created humans to be “of best stature” but then reduced them “to the lowest of the low”. Except for “those who believe and do good works.” But what about those who don’t believe but do good works? Are they the “lowest of the low”? 95:4-6
Allah will grab those who deny His guidance by the forelock and call the guards of hell. 96:13-18
Those who disbelieve will abide in the fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings. 98:6
Only religious people help orphans or those in need. 107:1-3
“I seek refuge … from the evil of malignant witchcraft.”
(Witchcraft is evil.) 113:4

The Quran also contains 109 verses of violence, as follows:

Violence

Does the Quran really contain over a hundred verses promoting violence?

The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by historical context contained in the surrounding text (although many Muslims choose to think of them that way). They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subject to interpretation as anything else in the Quran.

The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God. Most contemporary Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book’s call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Their apologists cater to these preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally do not stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.

Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad’s own martial legacy, along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran, have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.
Quran

Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)” (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The verse prior to this (190) refers to “fighting for the cause of Allah those who fight you” leading some to claim that the entire passage refers to a defensive war in which Muslims are defending their homes and families. The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, however, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). Verse 190 thus means to fight those who offer resistance to Allah’s rule (ie. Muslim conquest). The use of the word “persecution” by some Muslim translators is disingenuous – the actual Arabic words for persecution (idtihad) – and oppression (a variation of “z-l-m”) do not appear in the verse. The word used instead, “fitna”, can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. This is certainly what is meant in this context since the violence is explicitly commissioned “until religion is for Allah” – ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.

Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”

Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.

Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).

Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.” The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, who were led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. This is the theological basis for today’s suicide bombers.

Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”

Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”

Quran (4:95) – “Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home).Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward ” This passage criticizes “peaceful” Muslims who do not join in the violence, letting them know that they are less worthy in Allah’s eyes. It also demolishes the modern myth that “Jihad” doesn’t mean holy war in the Quran, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is this Arabic word (mujahiduna) used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man’s protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad, which would not make sense if it meant an internal struggle).

Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…” Is pursuing an injured and retreating enemy really an act of self-defense?

Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.

Quran (8:15) – “O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey’s end.”

Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah” Some translations interpret “fitna” as “persecution”, but the traditional understanding of this word is not supported by the historical context (See notes for 2:193). The Meccans were simply refusing Muhammad access to their city during Haj. Other Muslims were allowed to travel there – just not as an armed group, since Muhammad had declared war on Mecca prior to his eviction. The Meccans were also acting in defense of their religion, since it was Muhammad’s intention to destroy their idols and establish Islam by force (which he later did). Hence the critical part of this verse is to fight until “religion is only for Allah”, meaning that the true justification of violence was the unbelief of the opposition. According to the Sira (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 324) Muhammad further explains that “Allah must have no rivals.”

Quran (8:57) – “If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.”

Quran (8:67) – “It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land…”

Quran (8:59-60) – “And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah’s Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy.”

Quran (8:65) – “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight…”

Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.” According to this verse, the best way of staying safe from Muslim violence at the time of Muhammad was to convert to Islam: prayer (salat) and the poor tax (zakat) are among the religion’s Five Pillars. The popular claim that the Quran only inspires violence within the context of self-defense is seriously challenged by this passage as well, since the Muslims to whom it was written were obviously not under attack. Had they been, then there would have been no waiting period (earlier verses make it a duty for Muslims to fight in self-defense, even during the sacred months). The historical context is Mecca after the idolaters were subjugated by Muhammad and posed no threat. Once the Muslims had power, they violently evicted those unbelievers who would not convert.

[Note: The verse says to fight unbelievers “wherever you find them”. Even if the context is in a time of battle (which it was not) the reading appears to sanction attacks against those “unbelievers” who are not on the battlefield. In 2016, the Islamic State referred to this verse in urging the faithful to commit terror attacks: Allah did not only command the ‘fighting’ of disbelievers, as if to say He only wants us to conduct frontline operations against them. Rather, He has also ordered that they be slain wherever they may be – on or off the battlefield. (source)]

Quran (9:14) – “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.” Humiliating and hurting non-believers not only has the blessing of Allah, but it is ordered as a means of carrying out his punishment and even “healing” the hearts of Muslims.

Quran (9:20) – “Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah’s way are of much greater worth in Allah’s sight. These are they who are triumphant.” The Arabic word interpreted as “striving” in this verse is the same root as “Jihad”. The context is obviously holy war.

Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” “People of the Book” refers to Christians and Jews. According to this verse, they are to be violently subjugated, with the sole justification being their religious status. Verse 9:33 tells Muslims that Allah has charted them to make Islam “superior over all religions.” This chapter was one of the final “revelations” from Allah and it set in motion the tenacious military expansion, in which Muhammad’s companions managed to conquer two-thirds of the Christian world in the next 100 years. Islam is intended to dominate all other people and faiths.

Quran (9:30) – “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”

Quran (9:38-39) – “O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.” This is a warning to those who refuse to fight, that they will be punished with Hell.

Quran (9:41) – “Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you if ye but knew.” See also the verse that follows (9:42) – “If there had been immediate gain (in sight), and the journey easy, they would (all) without doubt have followed thee, but the distance was long, (and weighed) on them” This contradicts the myth that Muslims are to fight only in self-defense, since the wording implies that battle will be waged a long distance from home (in another country and on Christian soil, in this case, according to the historians).

Quran (9:73) – “O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.” Dehumanizing those who reject Islam, by reminding Muslims that unbelievers are merely firewood for Hell, makes it easier to justify slaughter. It also explains why today’s devout Muslims have little regard for those outside the faith.

Quran (9:88) – “But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper.”

Quran (9:111) – “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Quran: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.” How does the Quran define a true believer?

Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”

Quran (17:16) – “And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against it, so We destroy it with utter destruction.” Note that the crime is moral transgression, and the punishment is “utter destruction.” (Before ordering the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden first issued Americans an invitation to Islam).

Quran (18:65-81) – This parable lays the theological groundwork for honor killings, in which a family member is murdered because they brought shame to the family, either through apostasy or perceived moral indiscretion. The story (which is not found in any Jewish or Christian source) tells of Moses encountering a man with “special knowledge” who does things which don’t seem to make sense on the surface, but are then justified according to later explanation. One such action is to murder a youth for no apparent reason (74). However, the wise man later explains that it was feared that the boy would “grieve” his parents by “disobedience and ingratitude.” He was killed so that Allah could provide them a ‘better’ son. [Note: This parable along with verse 58:22 is a major reason that honor killing is sanctioned by Sharia. Reliance of the Traveler (Umdat al-Saliq) says that punishment for murder is not applicable when a parent or grandparent kills their offspring (o.1.12).]

Quran (21:44) – “We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them; See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win?”

Quran (25:52) – “Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness…” “Strive against” is Jihad – obviously not in the personal context. It’s also significant to point out that this is a Meccan verse.

Quran (33:60-62) – “If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be your neighbors in it but a little while. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter.” This passage sanctions the slaughter (rendered “merciless” and “horrible murder” in other translations) against three groups: Hypocrites (Muslims who refuse to “fight in the way of Allah” (3:167) and hence don’t act as Muslims should), those with “diseased hearts” (which include Jews and Christians 5:51-52), and “alarmists” or “agitators who include those who merely speak out against Islam, according to Muhammad’s biographers. It is worth noting that the victims are to be sought out by Muslims, which is what today’s terrorists do. If this passage is meant merely to apply to the city of Medina, then it is unclear why it is included in Allah’s eternal word to Muslim generations.

Quran (47:3-4) – “Those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord… So, when you meet (in fight Jihad in Allah’s Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives)… If it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.” Those who reject Allah are to be killed in Jihad. The wounded are to be held captive for ransom. The only reason Allah doesn’t do the dirty work himself is to to test the faithfulness of Muslims. Those who kill pass the test.

Quran (47:35) – “Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost (Shakir: “have the upper hand”) for Allah is with you,”

Quran (48:17) – “There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.” Contemporary apologists sometimes claim that Jihad means ‘spiritual struggle.’ Is so, then why are the blind, lame and sick exempted? This verse also says that those who do not fight will suffer torment in hell.

Quran (48:29) – “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves” Islam is not about treating everyone equally. This verse tells Muslims that there are two very distinct standards that are applied based on religious status. Also the word used for ‘hard’ or ‘ruthless’ in this verse shares the same root as the word translated as ‘painful’ or severe’ to describe Hell in over 25 other verses including 65:10, 40:46 and 50:26..

Quran (61:4) – “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His cause” Religion of Peace, indeed! The verse explicitly refers to “rows” or “battle array,” meaning that it is speaking of physical conflict. This is followed by (61:9), which defines the “cause”: “He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist.” (See next verse, below). Infidels who resist Islamic rule are to be fought.

Quran (61:10-12) – “O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment. That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know! (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of’Adn- Eternity [‘Adn(Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.” This verse refers to physical battle in order to make Islam victorious over other religions (see verse 9). It uses the Arabic root for the word Jihad.

Quran (66:9) – “O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.” The root word of “Jihad” is used again here. The context is clearly holy war, and the scope of violence is broadened to include “hypocrites” – those who call themselves Muslims but do not act as such. Other verses calling Muslims to Jihad can be found here at AnsweringIslam.org
Hadith and Sira

Sahih Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

Sahih Bukhari (52:256) – The Prophet… was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, “They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans).” In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy. This provides justification for the many Islamic terror bombings.

Sahih Bukhari (52:65) – The Prophet said, ‘He who fights that Allah’s Word (Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause. Muhammad’s words are the basis for offensive Jihad – spreading Islam by force. This is how it was understood by his companions, and by the terrorists of today. (See also Sahih Bukhari 3:125)

Sahih Bukhari (52:220) – Allah’s Apostle said… ‘I have been made victorious with terror’

Abu Dawud (14:2526) – The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist)

Abu Dawud (14:2527) – The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious

Sahih Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

Sahih Bukhari (8:387) – Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’. And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally.”

Muslim (1:30) – “The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah.”

Sahih Bukhari (52:73) – “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords’.”

Sahih Bukhari (11:626) – [Muhammad said:] “I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those, who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes.”

Sahih Muslim (1:149) – “Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause…”

Sahih Muslim (20:4645) – “…He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”

Sahih Muslim (20:4696) – “the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: ‘One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite.'”

Muslim (19:4321-4323) – Three separate hadith in which Muhammad shrugs over the news that innocent children were killed in a raid by his men against unbelievers. His response: “They are of them (meaning the enemy).”

Sahih Muslim (19:4294) – “When the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him… He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war… When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them… If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them.”

Sahih Muslim (31:5917) – “Ali went a bit and then halted and did not look about and then said in a loud voice: ‘Allah’s Messenger, on what issue should I fight with the people?’ Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: ‘Fight with them until they bear testimony to the fact that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger’.” The pretext for attacking the peaceful farming community of Khaibar was not obvious to the Muslims. Muhammad’s son-in-law Ali asked the prophet of Islam to clarify the reason for their mission to kill, loot and enslave. Muhammad’s reply was straightforward. The people should be fought because they are not Muslim.

Sahih Muslim (31:5918) – “I will fight them until they are like us.” Ali’s reply to Muhammad, after receiving clarification that the pretext for attack Khaibar was to convert the people (see above verse).

Sahih Bukhari 1:35 “The person who participates in (Holy Battles) in Allah’s cause and nothing compels him do so except belief in Allah and His Apostle, will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty ( if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise ( if he is killed).”

Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, “Kill any Jew who falls under your power.” Ashraf was a poet, killed by Muhammad’s men because he insulted Islam. Here, Muhammad widens the scope of his orders to kill. An innocent Jewish businessman was then slain by his Muslim partner, merely for being non-Muslim.

Tabari 9:69 “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.

Tabari 17:187 “‘By God, our religion (din) from which we have departed is better and more correct than that which these people follow. Their religion does not stop them from shedding blood, terrifying the roads, and seizing properties.’ And they returned to their former religion.” The words of a group of Christians who had converted to Islam, but realized their error after being shocked by the violence and looting committed in the name of Allah. The price of their decision to return to a religion of peace was that the men were beheaded and the woman and children enslaved by the caliph Ali.

Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 484: – “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”

Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 990: Cutting off someone’s head while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ is not a ‘perverison of Islam’, but a tradition of Islam that began with Muhammad. In this passage, a companion recounts an episode in which he staged a surprise ambush on a settlement: “I leapt upon him and cut off his head and ran in the direction of the camp shouting ‘Allah akbar’ and my two companions did likewise”.

Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 992: – “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.” Muhammad’s instructions to his men prior to a military raid.

Saifur Rahman, The Sealed Nectar p.227-228 – “Embrace Islam… If you two accept Islam, you will remain in command of your country; but if your refuse my Call, you’ve got to remember that all of your possessions are perishable. My horsemen will appropriate your land, and my Prophethood will assume preponderance over your kingship.” One of several letters from Muhammad to rulers of other countries. The significance is that the recipients were not making war or threatening Muslims. Their subsequent defeat and subjugation by Muhammad’s armies was justified merely on the basis of their unbelief.
Notes

Other than the fact that Muslims haven’t killed every non-Muslim under their domain, there is very little else that they can point to as proof that theirs is a peaceful, tolerant religion. Where Islam is dominant (as in the Middle East and Pakistan) religious minorities suffer brutal persecution with little resistance. Where Islam is in the minority (as in Thailand, the Philippines and Europe) there is the threat of violence if Muslim demands are not met. Either situation seems to provide a justification for religious terrorism, which is persistent and endemic to Islamic fundamentalism.

The reasons are obvious and begin with the Quran. Few verses of Islam’s most sacred text can be construed to fit the contemporary virtues of religious tolerance and universal brotherhood. Those that do are earlier “Meccan” verses which are obviously abrogated by later ones. The example of Muhammad is that Islam is a religion of peace when Muslims do not have the power and numbers on their side. Once they do, things change.

Many Muslims are peaceful and do not want to believe what the Quran really says. They prefer a more narrow interpretation that is closer to the Judeo-Christian ethic. Some just ignore harsher passages. Others reach for “textual context” across different suras to subjectively mitigate these verses with others so that the message fits their personal moral preference. Although the Quran itself claims to be clear and complete, these apologists speak of the “risks” of trying to interpret verses without their “assistance.”

The violent verses of the Quran have played a key role in very real massacre and genocide. This includes the brutal slaughter of tens of millions of Hindus for five centuries beginning around 1000 AD with Mahmud of Ghazni’s bloody conquest. Both he and the later Tamerlane (Islam’s Genghis Khan) slaughtered an untold number merely for defending their temples from destruction. Buddhism was very nearly wiped off the Indian subcontinent. Judaism and Christianity met the same fate (albeit more slowly) in areas conquered by Muslim armies, including the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe, including today’s Turkey. Zoroastrianism, the ancient religion of a proud Persian people is despised by Muslims and barely survives in modern Iran.

Violence is so ingrained in Islam that it has never really stopped being at war, either with other religions or with itself.

Muhammad was a military leader, laying siege to towns, massacring the men, raping their women, enslaving their children, and taking the property of others as his own. On several occasions he rejected offers of surrender from the besieged inhabitants and even butchered captives. He inspired his followers to battle when they did not feel it was right to fight, promising them slaves and booty if they did and threatening them with Hell if they did not. Muhammad allowed his men to rape traumatized women captured in battle, usually on the very day their husbands and family members were slaughtered.

It is important to emphasize that, for the most part, Muslim armies waged aggressive campaigns, and the religion’s most dramatic military conquests were made by the actual companions of Muhammad in the decades following his death.

The early Islamic principle of warfare was that the civilian population of a town was to be destroyed (ie. men executed, women and children taken as slaves) if they defended themselves and resisted Islamic hegemony. Although modern apologists often claim that Muslims are only supposed to “attack in self-defense”, this oxymoron is flatly contradicted by the accounts of Islamic historians and others that go back to the time of Muhammad.

Some modern-day scholars are more candid than others. One of the most respected Sunni theologians is al-Qaradawi, who justifies terror attacks against Western targets by noting that there is no such thing as a civilian population in a time of war:

“It has been determined by Islamic law that the blood and property of people of Dar Al—Harb [ie. non-Muslim people who resist Islamic conquest] is not protected… In modern war, all of society, with all its classes and ethnic groups, is mobilized to participate in the war, to aid its continuation, and to provide it with the material and human fuel required for it to assure the victory of the state fighting its enemies. Every citizen in society must take upon himself a role in the effort to provide for the battle. The entire domestic front, including professionals, laborers, and industrialists, stands behind the fighting army, even if it does not bear arms.”

Consider the example of the Qurayza Jews, who were completely obliterated only five years after Muhammad arrived in Medina. Their leader opted to stay neutral when their town was besieged by a Meccan army that was sent to take revenge for Muhammad’s deadly caravan raids. The tribe killed no one from either side and even surrendered peacefully to Muhammad after the Meccans had been turned back. Yet the prophet of Islam had every male member of the Qurayza beheaded, and every woman and child enslaved, even raping one of the captives himself (what Muslim apologists might refer to as “same day marriage”).

One of Islam’s most revered modern scholars, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, openly sanctions offensive Jihad: “In the Jihad which you are seeking, you look for the enemy and invade him. This type of Jihad takes place only when the Islamic state is invading other [countries] in order to spread the word of Islam and to remove obstacles standing in its way.” Elsewhere, he notes: “Islam has the right to take the initiative…this is God’s religion and it is for the whole world. It has the right to destroy all obstacles in the form of institutions and traditions … it attacks institutions and traditions to release human beings from their poisonous influences, which distort human nature and curtail human freedom. Those who say that Islamic Jihad was merely for the defense of the ‘homeland of Islam’ diminish the greatness of the Islamic way of life.”

The widely respected Dictionary of Islam defines Jihad as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad. It is an incumbent religious duty, established in the Quran and in the Traditions as a divine institution, and enjoined specially for the purpose of advancing Islam and of repelling evil from Muslims…[Quoting from the Hanafi school, Hedaya, 2:140, 141.], “The destruction of the sword is incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the traditions which are generally received to this effect.”

Dr. Salah al-Sawy, the chief member of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America, stated in 2009 that “the Islamic community does not possess the strength to engage in offensive jihad at this time,” tacitly affirming the legitimacy of violence for the cause of Islamic rule – bound only by the capacity for success. (source)

Muhammad’s failure to leave a clear line of succession resulted in perpetual internal war following his death. Those who knew him best first fought afterwards to keep remote tribes from leaving Islam and reverting to their preferred religion (the Ridda or ‘Apostasy wars’). Then the violence turned within. Early Meccan converts battled later ones as hostility developed between those immigrants who had traveled with Muhammad to Mecca and the Ansar at Medina who had helped them settle in. Finally there was a violent struggle within Muhammad’s own family between his favorite wife and favorite daughter – a jagged schism that has left Shias and Sunnis at each others’ throats to this day.

The strangest and most untrue thing that can be said about Islam is that it is a Religion of Peace. If every standard by which the West is judged and condemned (slavery, imperialism, intolerance, misogyny, sexual repression, warfare…) were applied equally to Islam, the verdict would be devastating. Islam never gives up what it conquers, be it religion, culture, language or life. Neither does it make apologies or any real effort at moral progress. It is the least open to dialogue and the most self-absorbed. It is convinced of its own perfection, yet brutally shuns self-examination and represses criticism.

This is what makes the Quran’s verses of violence so dangerous. They are given the weight of divine command. While Muslim terrorists take them as literally as anything else in their holy book, and understand that Islam is incomplete without Jihad, moderates offer little to contradict them – outside of personal opinion. Indeed, what do they have? Speaking of peace and love may win over the ignorant, but when every twelfth verse of Islam’s holiest book either speaks to Allah’s hatred for non-Muslims or calls for their death, forced conversion, or subjugation, it’s little wonder that sympathy for terrorism runs as deeply as it does in the broader community – even if most Muslims personally prefer not to interpret their religion in this way.

Although scholars like Ibn Khaldun, one of Islam’s most respected philosophers, understood that “the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force”, many other Muslims are either unaware or willfully ignorant of the Quran’s near absence of verses that preach universal non-violence. Their understanding of Islam comes from what they are taught by others. In the West, it is typical for believers to think that their religion must be like Christianity – preaching the New Testament virtues of peace, love, and tolerance – because Muslims are taught that Islam is supposed to be superior in every way. They are somewhat surprised and embarrassed to find that this is contradicted by the Quran and the bloody history of Islam’s genesis.

Others simply accept the violence. In 1991, a Palestinian couple in America was convicted of stabbing their daughter to death for being too Westernized. A family friend came to their defense, excoriating the jury for not understanding the “culture”, claiming that the father was merely following “the religion” and saying that the couple had to “discipline their daughter or lose respect.” (source). In 2011, unrepentant Palestinian terrorists, responsible for the brutal murders of civilians, women and children explicitly in the name of Allah were treated to a luxurious “holy pilgrimage” to Mecca by the Saudi king – without a single Muslim voice raised in protest.

The most prestigious Islamic university in the world today is Cairo’s al-Azhar. While the university is very quick to condemn secular Muslims who critique the religion, it has never condemned ISIS as a group of infidels despite horrific carnage in the name of Allah. When asked why, the university’s Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb explained: ” Al Azhar cannot accuse any [Muslim] of being a kafir [infidel], as long as he believes in Allah and the Last Day—even if he commits every atrocity.”

For their part, Western liberals would do well not to sacrifice critical thinking to the god of political correctness, or look for reasons to bring other religion down to the level of Islam merely to avoid the existential truth that this it is both different and dangerous.

There are just too many Muslims who take the Quran literally… and too many others who couldn’t care less about the violence done in the name of Islam.

UNDERSTANDING RADICAL / FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM

Fundamentalist Islam presents itself, on the one hand, as an intensified reaffirmation of faith in a transcendent God (Allah). But on the other hand, it is a militant ideology, demanding political action now. In one instance it takes the form of a populist party, asking for ballots. Showing another face, its spokesmen, evoking deep, longstanding historical resentments against the West, call for bullets. The moralists of fundamentalism pour scorn on Western consumer culture as debilitating to Islam, yet its strategists avidly seek to buy the West’s latest technologies in order to strengthen Islam.

Fundamentalist Islam remains an enigma precisely because it has confounded all attempts to divide it into tidy categories. “Revivalist” becomes “extremist” (and vice versa) with such rapidity and frequency that the actual classification of any movement or leader has little predictive power. They will not stay put. This is because fundamentalist Muslims, for all their “diversity,” orbit around one central idea: Islam must have power in this world. It is the true religion—the religion of God—and its truth is manifest in its power. When Muslims believed, they were powerful. Their power has been lost in modern times because true Islam has been abandoned. But if Muslims now return to the original Islam, they can preserve and even restore their power.

That return, to be effective, must be comprehensive and must accept one basic principle: Islam provides the one and only solution to all questions in this world, from public policy to private conduct. It is not merely a religion, in the Western sense of a system of belief in God. It possesses an immutable law, revealed by God, that deals with every aspect of life, and it is an ideology, a complete system of belief about the organization of the state and the world. This law and ideology can only be implemented through the establishment of a truly Islamic state. The empowerment of Islam, which is God’s plan for mankind, is a sacred end and can be pursued by any means necessary. At various times, these have included persuasion, guile, and violence.

Adapted from “Fundamentalist Islam: The Drive for Power,” (Martin Kramer, 1997).

Comments

Thus, if you are a Muslim and believe that the Quran is the word of Allah such as the above, how could you not already be radicalised with such verses from the Quran? Believing the above and being encouraged to exercise militant Jihad against infidels is just a tiny step. Thus it is clear that emotionally and psychologically, Muslims are already radicalised by Islam and the teachings of the Quran.

PS: Most Muslims, even those pre-pubessant, if they have been brought up as Muslims since childhood, will have been sufficiently indoctrinated with Islamic fundamentals that they have already been intellectually and emotionally indoctrinated as fundamentalist Muslims and are fertile minds already seeded to convert to extremist Islamists. Thus children of Muslims must not be exempt from suspicion of extremist views and actions in the near future.

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