*Introspection of Islam

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Introspection of Islam

Very few, if any, Muslims ever reflect upon their faith because:

 

Allah has hated you for asking too many questions about religion

Qur’an 5:101 “Believers, ask not questions about things which if made plain to you may cause you trouble when the Qur’an is revealed. Some people before you asked questions, and on that account lost their faith.”

Maududi, in his commentary, The Meaning of the Qur’an, explains: “The Prophet forbade people to ask questions or to pry into such things.”

Volume 2, Book 24, Number 555:
Narrated Ash-sha’bi:
The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba narrated, “Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) .” So Al-Mughira wrote:

I heard the Prophet saying, “Allah has hated for you three things:
1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others.
2. Wasting of wealth (by extravagance)
3. “And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters)” or asking others for something (except in great need).

Introspection: Asking too many question about Islam could be an indication of “loss of their faith in Islam.” This shuts the mouths of all Muslims. This is why Muslims are so retarded about their knowledge not only of their own faith but of science and the world about them.

 
If Allah is a Just, Benevolent, Creator of Man, why would he be afraid of honest questions and answers?
 
The Most Concise Definition of God:

The most concise definition of God in Islam is given in the four verses of Surah Ikhlas which is Chapter 112 of the Qur’an:

“Say: He is Allah,
The One and Only.
“Allah, the Eternal, Absolute.
“He begets not, nor is He begotten.
And there is none like unto Him.”
[Al-Qur’an 112:1-4]

The word ‘Assamad’ is difficult to translate. It means ‘absolute existence’, which can be attributed only to Allah (swt), all other existence being temporal or conditional. It also means that Allah (swt) is not dependant on any person or thing, but all persons and things are dependant on Him.

This absolute belief provides Islam with its supremacist views of the world. It also provides the Muslims to believe that they are superior to the rest of the world. (The world population is 7 Billion and the Muslim Population is 1.8 Billion or 24% of the world population.)

 

IQ al Rassooli is Liberty GB’s expert advisor on Islam. [1]

Islamic Supremacism

ISLAMIC SUPREMACISM is the belief that Islam is superior to other religions, cultures, and governmental systems, and the belief that Islam’s superiority entitles Muslims to dominate, control, and rule non-Muslims.

Islam is a supremacist religion. The Hadith and Qur’an command every Muslim to strive until Islam dominates all other religions. The Qur’an says very clearly that the only legitimate form of government is Allah’s. According to mainstream, well-established Islamic teachings, the goal of Islam is to make the whole world submit to the law of Allah (Shari’a).

If Islam is an inherently supremacist religion, then the term “Islamic supremacism” is redundant. Simply “Islam” will do. But I often use the term “Islamic supremacism” rather than simply “Islam” because first of all, most people don’t know Islam is inherently supremacist. So if I say something critical of “Islam,” some people will immediately stop listening because I am clearly a bigoted Islamophobe, or they think I must be ignorant if I’m implying “all Muslims are terrorists.”

The use of the term “Islamic supremacists” when talking about Muslims waging jihad against non-Muslims, prevents this reaction and allows the uninitiated to listen.

Most people believe Islam has been “hijacked” by a small percentage of extremists, and they think that’s who I’m talking about when I say “Islamic supremacists,” so they’re comfortable and can listen to the information.

Hopefully, they will eventually learn that Islam has not been hijacked and that the “fundamentalists” are following basic, mainstream Islamic teachings, and that Islam is political at its core. They will hopefully learn Islam not only encourages intolerance and violence against “unbelievers,” but commands all Muslims to show their devotion to Allah by fighting for Islamic domination over all other governments and nations.

But in the meantime, by using this term, we can begin the education process.

Another reason to use the term “Islamic supremacism” is to avoid arousing the ire of those who call themselves “Muslim” but reject the political nature of Islamic teachings.

If you are one of the people who don’t know about the supremacist nature of Islam, I encourage you to read the Qur’an for yourself. Some people will say Islam is a religion of peace. Others will say the teachings mandate continual warfare against anyone who resists the domination of Islam. If you haven’t read the Qur’an, how can you determine who is correct?

You might think maybe they’re both correct. Maybe the Qur’an is written in parables and vague, mystical language; maybe it it full of contradictions, and people can pick and choose passages to justify anything they want.

I have read the Qur’an and I can tell you it is no such thing. It is written in clear and forceful language by a single man. There are contradictions in the Qur’an, but the Qur’an itself tells the reader how to deal with the contradictions (the peaceful, tolerant passages have been abrogated, that is, they’ve been canceled and replaced by intolerant, violent passages).

Should you believe me? No, you shouldn’t. You should read the Qur’an yourself. It isn’t that hard to do. Then you will know for sure.

Why would the creator of mankind wish to kill all those who do not submit to his commands? Because:

Q 2:163 SHAKIR

And your Allah is one Allahthere is no god but He; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.

All Muslims accept the above Quranic verses as the word of Allah or they are not Muslims. It is clear that it is exclusive, it is indisputable, and it is supremacist and thus it s fascist. To reinforce this conviction these are also commands of Allah:
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.  The targets of violence are “those who disbelieve” – further defined in the next verse (13) as “defy and disobey Allah.” Nothing is said about self-defense.  In fact, the verses in sura 8 were narrated shortly after a battle provoked by Muhammad, who had been trying to attack a lightly-armed caravan to steal goods belonging to other people.

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.”

Thus all Muslims who believe in the Quran are exclusive fascists and will never change or moderate so long as their Holy Text is their guide.

If Allah is:

He is the Beneficent, the Merciful. [But He is Not.]

Why would he then be so merciless and cruel as to advocate the striking of the head and tips of fingers of non-believers?

The above appears like Allah is the image of a Conquerer Warriorout to subdue and punish any opposition in the world rather than a Beneficent and Merciful god. Would Allah have written the Quran to portray himself as a harsh merciless conquerer warrior rather than a merciful and beneficent god? Hence the only conclusion is that the Quran was written by man and not by Allah. Allah was conjured out of the mythology of more ancient religions and customs. Certainly, if Allah was indeed so cruel as to want to kill and subdue the rest of the world and put it under his domination, he cannot be a god anyone would want to worship.

Introspection

In this introspection we separate truth from fiction and use modern science and modern logic to understand faiths based on mythology to ascertain if it is truth or fiction. Questions should be asked,

(1)

11,774 Terror Attacks Worldwide in 2015; 28,328 Deaths Due to Terror Attacks

 Why? And why is Islam almost always involved? Because the Quran is a manual of hatred violence and subjugation of non-Muslims
 
(2) Is the Quran a Manual of Peace or of War and Terror? The Quran is a manual of world conquest: fascism.
 
(3) Is the Quran written by man and not by Allah? The Quran was written not by Allah who is a mythical figure, but by a sad, rejected, and bitter man Muhammad.
 
(4) Did Allah evolve from the Quraysh gods and so has mythical beginnings? Muhammad created Islam from a mixture of Quraysh pagan gods and myths, mixed with stories from Judaism and Christianity.
 
(5) Should the Quran be re-examined? If only Muslim leaders would introspect Islam and ask some of these fundamental questions or seek proof (historical or archaeological) of the historicity of Quranic events, they would be much the wiser.
 
Introspection
 
Fundamental faith based on mythology can be very detrimental to any society adopting it. It has been at the root of all the Terrorist Murders we have seen over the past 1400 years.
 

New Zealand Massacre of 49 Muslims

The world is horrified with this mass killing of 49 Muslims while praying in their mosques. But has this been a freak incident or an event waiting to happen? Has Brenton Tarrant, 28 years old, the accused killer a misguided lunatic or is he an intelligent martyr for the civilised world? Brenton Tarrant appears to be knowledgeable about the fascist dogma of Islam and their desire to dominate the world with Islam and that is why he saw the influx of Muslims into his world as an invasion into his world and decided that these Muslims were his deadly enemies. It is only with such a conviction that Brenton Tarrant would have such hatred stirred in him to allow him to commit such an atrocity. He felt he was justified because the rest of the world were ignorant of Islam and have tolerated this invasion in ignorance of the aims of Islam, i.e., world domination.

Yes, most of the world are totally ignorant of the ideology expressed in the Quran and believed by mUslims to be the literal word of Allah. The is clearly illustrated by the reaction of Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand who said:

“My thoughts are with the family of Afghan origin who’ve been shot and killed at this heinous incident.”

THEY ARE US. THE PERSON WHO HAS PERPETUATED THIS VIOLENCE AGAINST US IS NOT. THEY HAVE NO PLACE IN NEW ZEALAND
Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern, dressed with a Muslim headscarf uttered the above words on television. How disgustingly ignorant it make anyone want to puik. She has not idea of the doctrine of Islam which states that:

“There is not god to be worshipped but Allah.”  THIS IS ISLAM’S SUPREMACIST STANCE ON GOD. INFIDELS ARE WORTHY OF DEATH.

Does Jacinda Ardern then also accept the Islamic doctrines and teachings since she has accept Muslim as one of them? It shows her lack of knowledge of Islam and their doctrines. She in in the wrong job.

Has Brenton Tarrant sacrificed his life to show the way to salvation of the Western civilisation?


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  1. Asyah

    May Allah SWT shed the light of truth and sincerity in your heart. Your animosity and Islamophobic tone in your writing may Allah the creator of this universe open your heart and mind. Prospecting Islam as a fascist doctrine signifies the level of extreme bigotry. Labeling Islam as a religion with supremacist God (Allah) is clear evidence of ignorance. Understanding Islam and reading Al Quran translation literally is a fallacy and fatal. Understanding the context of each sentence (Ayat) is crucial and knowing the element “of nasikh and mansukh” is also crucial. The ayat Al Kafirun –
    Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

    Qul yaa-ai yuhal kaafiroon
    Laa a’budu ma t’abudoon
    Wa laa antum ‘aabidoona maa a’bud
    Wa laa ana ‘abidum maa ‘abattum
    Wa laa antum ‘aabidoona ma a’bud
    Lakum deenukum wa liya deen.

    Abdullah Yusuf Ali Translation

    Say : O ye that reject Faith!
    I worship not that which ye worship,
    Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
    Nor will I worship those whom you have worshipped;,
    Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
    To you be your Way, and to me mine.

    May Allah the all knoweth bestowed the truth of Islam, a religion since the time of Adam Alaihisallam. Ameen

    • mbplee

      Asyah, thank you for your reply. You are typical of most Muslims in your belief, but if you search deeper into Islam you will find:

      “The Pagan Roots of Allah: The Mythology of Islam
      Posted on September 19, 2011 by Harry A. GaylordOctober 3, 2015
      The Pagan Roots of Allah

      by Fesenjoon2
      25-Sep-2012

      In spite of the prevalent mainstream description of Allah, there continues to exist a somewhat controversial of Islam, put forth by some scholars and a number of Christian groups [1][2][3], in which it is claimed that the Islamic deity Allah has pre-Islamic pagan roots stemming from local mythology. According to this “popular”[4] view, the chief deity of pre-Islamic Mecca “was the moon-god called al-ilah (meaning the god or the idol), which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times”.[5]

      One line of this argument has been publicized in recent times by the author/pastor Robert Morey in his book ”The moon-god Allah in the archeology of the Middle East”. Morey, who cites among other references a 1950s era archeological excavation in Hazor, Israel, argues that the same name of God of Islam, Arabic ”Allah”, was an epithet of Hubal in pre-Islamic Mecca.

      As such, the lunar calendar is also claimed to be a result of this origination.[6-7] Islamic scholars have of course rejected these claims,[8] some even calling them “insulting”.[9] And there certainly have been valid points to be made in this regard. For example, while the crecent symbol seen in flags and other Islamic emblems have claimed to be a result of the Moon-God origin of Islam’s deity by some sources[10-13], muslim scholars contend that The Crescent and Star did not become symbols to the Muslims until the 12th century when “it was adopted by the Turks”, 700 years after the birth of Islam.[14]

      Nevertheless, “Allah” was known to pre-Islamic Arabia as it was one of the Meccan deities.[15-16] Mohammed’s father (Abd-allah), for example, had Allah as part of his name.[17] Arthur Jeffrey for example states[18]:

      “The name Allah, as the Quran itself is witness, was well known in pre-Islamic Arabia. Indeed, both it and its feminine form, Allat, are found not infrequently among the theophorous names in inscriptions from North Arabia”.

      Wellhausen also viewed “Allah (al-ilah, the god)” to be “a form of abstraction” originating from Mecca’s local gods[19], and other scholars such as Frederick Victor Winnett also mention Allah and Allat to have roots in Moon and Sun deities.[20]

      The Moon-God deity of pre-Islam is also not without precedence[21], as has been documented by scholars such as Green et al.[22] Indeed, lunar deities have been well documented in pre-Islamic urban centers such as Harran, Sumer, Babylon, and Ur, which served as “the chief seat of the lunar deity known as Nannar or Sin.”[23] As such, it is argued that “Allah” has it’s origins in the Sumerian God ”Ilah”:

      “Allah [al-ilah] himself was ancient – a thousand years before Mohammed the Persians wrote ‘Allah is exalted’ – but he was only one of many deities.”[24]

      Still, some authors have contended that the Islamic deity “is derived from Semitic El, and originally applied to the moon; [which] seems to have been preceded by Ilmaqah, the moon god.”[25] Others have made the direct connection between the two:

      “The god Il or Ilah was originally a phase of the Moon God, but early in Arabian history the name became a general term for god, and it was this name that the Hebrews used prominently in their personal names, such as Emanuel, Israel, etc., rather than the Bapal of the northern semites proper, which was the Sun. Similarly, under Mohammed’s tutelage, the relatively anonymous Ilah became Al-Ilah, The God, or Allâh, the Supreme Being.”[26]

      and Alfred Guillaume has noted that Ilah was a name applied to the moon-god among some Pre-Islamic Arabian tribes, and that certain scholars believe that Ilah in pre-Islamic Arabia was a title of the moon god:

      “The oldest name for God used in the Semitic world consists of but two letters, the consonant ‘l’ preceded by a smooth breathing, which was pronounced ‘Il’ in ancient Babylonia, ‘El’ in ancient Israel. The relation of this name, which in Babylonia and Assyria became a generic term simply meaning ‘god’, to the Arabian Ilah familiar to us in the form Allah, which is compounded of al, the definite article, and Ilah by eliding the vowel ‘i’, is not clear. Some scholars trace the name to the South Arabian Ilah, a title of the Moon god, but this is a matter of antiquarian interest…it is clear from Nabataean and other inscriptions that Allah meant ‘the god’.”[27]

      and John Gray, the Semitic linguist of the University of Aberdeen[28], likewise notes that Il was a South Arabian moon god.[29]

      Then, as mentioned above, there comes the connection of Allah and Hubal the Moon God, which before Islam, was the high god of the Kaaba, and the supreme lunar deity.[30-31] This connection was made in recent times by a Christian pastor by the name Robert Morey, who claims that the God in Islam is in origin the moon god Hubal[32]. However, Ringgren and Strom had earlier hypothesized that Allah and Hubal may in fact have been identical gods[33], and Julius Wellhausen considered Hubal to be an ancient name for Allah[34-36]. Sergio Noja also has stated Hubal to be the ancient correspondent of Allah, based solely on linguistic arguments.[37]

      Wellhausen et al’s suggestion are thought to be arising because of the prominence of Hubal in the “House of Allah”, as is evidenced in an excerpt from historian Ibn Ishaq, which cites Muhammad’s grandfather “standing by Hubal praying to Allah”.[38] In this regard, W.M. Watts who names Allah as one of many pagan God’s of Mecca[39] writes:

      “The use of the phrase “the Lord of this House” makes it likely that those Meccans who believed in Allah as a high god – and they may have been numerous – regarded the Ka’ba as his shrine, even though there were images of other gods in it. There are stories in the Sira of pagan Meccans praying to Allah while standing beside the image of Hubal.”

      David Samuel Margoliouth, while terming Wellhausen’s ideas as merely “hypothetical”, explains[40]:

      “Between Hubal, the god whose image was inside the Ka‘bah, and Allah (“the God”), of whom much will be heard, there was perhaps some connection.”

      Some authors such as Occhigrosso have even gone so far as to maintain that the Black Stone of the Kaaba was connected to the worship of Hubal.[41] And Patricia Crone, professor of Islamic history at Princeton University, while discussing aspects of Arabian litholatry, also notes the connection between Allah and the other pagan gods, and the black stone housed in the Kaabah[42]:

      “If we assume that bayt and ka’ba alike originally referred to the Meccan stone rather than the building around it, then the lord of the Meccan house was a pagan Allah worshipped in conjunction with a female consort such as al-’Uzza and/or other “daughters of God.” This would give us a genuinely pagan deity for Quraysh and at the same time explain their devotion to goddesses.”

      And this is where things get interesting, as we are led to The Satanic Verses connection. Many scholars such as Hofner[43], F.E.Peters[44] and others have written of “the daughters of Allah” as pre-Islamic deities venerated by Arabia.[45-47] These daughters are the goddesses named al-lat, al-manat, and al-uzza.[48] These are the same three goddesses that were later mentioned in the infamous Satanic Verses of the Koran (verses 19 and 20 of al-Surat al-Najm).[49][50] David Bukay and some other writers have stated that these three are indeed the daughters of Allah the Moon-God with the Sun-God.[51]

      In conclusion, it must be re-emphasized that Islamic groups have called the Moon-God view a “lie”[52], citing the the 37th verse of the Surah al-Fusillat as proof against the Moon-God claim[53]:

      “And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostate to Allah , who created them, if it should be Him that you worship”.

      The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), for example, even describes the Moon-God theory of Allah, as evangelical “fantasies” that are “perpetuated in their comic books”.[54]

      However, the multiple connections stated by various authors, historians, and scholars during the past 100 years or so (some of which have been mentioned in this article), if nothing else, call for a more thorough examination of the pagan sources of Islamic belief. Perhaps, not unsimilar to the all too familiar account of the pagan roots of Noah’s flood found in Gilgamesh, or the curious parallels between Jesus and Horus.[55]

      With all the ruckus and violence going around in the muslim world merely because of an obscure home-made video, it is only fair to say that if muslims wish their “freedom of speech” in questioning historical events such as the holocaust to be respected, then they must also give up immunity to the same exact line of scrunity. In the 21st century, everything and anything can be questioned, from the pagan roots of Allah, to even the existence of Muhammad himself. And this is something that the Islamic world must become accustomed to, if it is willing to progress out of the dark shadows of the 7th century and into the third millenium. This is the era of reason and rationality, and in this day and age, as Descartes put it so succinctly, the only thing that cannot be doubted is the ability to doubt itself.[56] [1]

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      [59]: See linked discussion

      The myth of “three Abrahamic faiths”

      I once had a pastor who told me that he made it a point to avoid any religious criticism of Jews, Catholics, and Muslims. When I asked him to explain, he stated that all of them were Abrahamic faiths, that all Christianity (Protestant and Catholic), Judaism, and Islam can trace their spiritual heritage back to Abraham. Therefore, he felt it was wrong to say that any of them weren’t from God.

      This is what he learned in Bible School and apparently this is what is taught in some seminaries. Is this really true? Let’s examine the facts.

      Jews

      Judaism is the earliest of the three religions and those who are Jews in the physical sense of being of the Hebrew people can trace their physical heritage back through the 12 sons of Jacob back through Isaac and back to Abraham. But Judaism itself was not established until the law of Moses was instituted after the Hebrews left Egypt. Before the Mosaic law, Abraham and his descendants worshiped Jehovah apart from those laws.

      The Mosaic law was established so God could make clear what sin was and to symbolize that a Messiah, a Redeemer, would one day come to save mankind from sin. But following Jewish laws were not what made Abraham right with God since he came before the law. Abraham, when he was still Abram, lived a life of faith in Jehovah after God called him out from among his people [Genesis 12] and his faith in God, including God’s promise of a coming Messiah, made him a righteous man.

      God established Old Testament laws to be a temporary form of worship until the appointed time when the Messiah would come to fulfill the law on behalf of the Jews and to move the Jews away from the Old Testament into a New Testament, or Covenant. But along the way, the Jews used the law in unlawful ways to establish their own righteousness by their man-made traditions and idolatry. This led them to harden their hearts against God and to form a “salvation-by-works” religion [Romans 9:32], which isn’t a true religion. So even when the Jews claimed Abraham as their father, the Lord Jesus told them “If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham,” [John 8:39]. And that work of Abraham was faith in Jesus as Lord.

      Real Jews are those of Hebrew heritage that believe in Jesus of Nazareth as the promised Messiah. They are Jews spiritually, not physically [Romans 2:28-29]. Since the majority of Jews are not doing the works of Abraham by believing that Jesus is Lord, they don’t have Abraham’s faith and cannot be considered an “Abrahamic faith.”

      This does not mean God has written off Israel. He has established an everlasting covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that promises that all living Israelis will one day be saved when Jesus returns to defend Israel from their enemies and they will look on the one they pierced [Zechariah 12:10; Romans 11:25-19]. This is why Christians should love Jews even when we don’t agree with them. And this is why the United Nations and any nation, including Arab nations, that hate Israel are fighting a losing battle when they come against Israel.

      The Muslims

      Arabs are descendants of Ishmael, Abraham’s firstborn, and an Arab named Muhammad (Mohammed, Mahomet) started Islam in the 600s AD, although Muslims consider him to be just a continuation of the line of prophets named in the Bible. They claim the god they worship, Allah, is the same as Jehovah.

      Since they descended from Abraham and claim the same god of the Jews and Christians, religious leaders in all three religions believe Islam is Abrahamic. But just like Jesus told the Jews, “If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham,” [John 8:39-40]. Abraham, as I said before, had faith in God and faith in God’s Son, the Lord Jesus. That is the work that made him righteous before God.

      Muslims, just like the unsaved Jews, believe in a “salvation-by-works” religious system. Among the works they believe ushers them into paradise are the fulfillment of their five pillars and the establishment of sharia, a system of geopolitical laws tied to their religion. Within sharia are laws that mandate the subduing of all non-Muslims and women to second-class citizenship or to slavery or to death if they don’t comply. Sharia also teaches it is okay for Muslim men to sexually assault anyone who doesn’t comply with Islam, regardless of their gender.

      So we see in Islam a whole plethora of things that Abraham would never do. Furthermore, the Quran makes many factual errors about Abraham such as the claim that Abraham worshiped at Mecca [Sura 14:37], but he actually worshiped in Hebron [Genesis 13:18]. Abraham did not believe in salvation by works. Abraham rejoiced to see the day of the Lord Jesus Christ, and he saw it and was glad [John 8:56], but Muslims deny Jesus Christ is the Lord and deny that God has a son. Abraham, as Jesus said, was not into killing people who spoke the truth. Muslims who establish sharia believe in killing those who speak the truth of the gospel.

      Since Muslims do not display the same faith as Abraham, Islam is not an Abrahamic faith.

      The Christians

      Christianity was the establishment of God’s New Testament, or Covenant, with mankind, starting with the Jews. Jesus of Nazareth came to Israel in the first century AD to fulfill God’s laws for all mankind, to die for all of mankind’s sins, and to rise from the dead so that all who believe in him would be saved from their sins and would have the privilege of living forever with God their Creator. Jesus was the Christ, the Anointed One of God, and this is where the word “Christian” comes from.

      We as humans are too weak to save ourselves and nothing we could do on our own would make us right with God, so Jesus stepped in on our behalf to bring us to God. The worship of Jehovah by man dates back to the beginning when God first created man on earth, but until Jehovah came in the form of Jesus, there was no permanent way for us to get rid of our sins. Believers before the Mosaic law and during the Mosaic law were saved by their belief that God would one day bring a Messiah just as he promised. This is the faith that Abraham had and still has today.

      However, there are false Christians who claim Jesus, but believe their works save them or who claim Jesus and live in unrepentant rebellion against what he commanded. Nevertheless, genuine Christians know that without faith, it is impossible to please God [Hebrews 11:6]. Genuine Christians know that Jesus rose from the dead. They believe that God’s word is infallible from Genesis to Revelation because God has surrounded us with all kinds of evidence to back it up. Based on their faith in God and love for God, they carry out works that please God. Even when they stumble, they repent and continue on in their faith.

      Since Christians have the same type of faith as Abraham and do the works of Abraham and do not seek to kill those who speak God’s truth [John 8:39-40], Christians are the only ones with “Abrahamic faith.”

      This false idea of there being three Abrahamic faiths is the false belief behind the latest apostasy rising in some churches that is called “Chrislam.” Chrislam is nothing more than preaching a false Christ to kowtow to Islam and shows that the people peddling this false religion want to be friends with the world system.

      –posted by Harry A. Gaylord– [2]

      ISLAMIC SUPREMACISM: THE TRUE SOURCE OF MUSLIM ‘GRIEVANCES’

      Why Muslim sensitivities are so easily bruised.

      May 14, 2015 Raymond Ibrahim

      In the ongoing debate (or debacle) concerning free speech/expression and Muslim grievance—most recently on exhibition in Garland, where two “jihadis” opened fire on a “Prophet Muhammad” art contest organized by Pamela Geller—one thing has become clear: the things non-Muslims can do to provoke Islamic violence is limitless—and far exceeds cartoons.

      Writes Victor Davis Hanson for example:

      [Pamela] Geller, and not the jihadists who sought to kill those with whom they disagreed, was supposedly at fault. Her critics could not figure out that radical Muslims object not just to caricatures and cartoons, but to any iconographic representation of Mohammed. Had Geller offered invitations to artists to compete for the most majestic statue of the Prophet, jihadists might still have tried to use violence to stop it. Had she held a beauty pageant for gay Muslims or a public wedding for gay Muslim couples, jihadists would certainly have shown up. Had she offered a contest for the bravest Islamic apostates, jihadists would have galvanized to kill the non-believers. Had she organized a support rally for Israel, jihadists might well have tried to kill the innocent, as they did in Paris when they murderously attacked a kosher market.

      But it’s even worse than that. The list of things that non-Muslims can do to provoke Islamic violence grows by the day and accords with the list of things subjugated “infidels” must never do, lest they provoke their Islamic overlords as laid out by Islamic law, or Sharia.

      As such, the West needs finally to come to terms with the root source of these ubiquitous, easily sparked “Muslim grievances.”

      Enter Muslim supremacism.

      Islamic doctrine—which teaches that Muslims are superior to non-Muslims, who are further compared to dogs and cattle—imbues Muslims with this sense of supremacism over the rest of mankind. And a good portion of Islamic history—when Muslims were for centuries on the warpath, subjugating large swathes of the Old Word—further enforced it.

      This sense of Islamic supremacism was dramatically humbled after European powers defeated and colonized much of the Muslim world. Bred on the notion that “might makes right,” Muslims, for a time, even began emulating the unapologetic and triumphant West. Turkey, for example, went from being the epitome of Islamic supremacy and jihad against Christian Europe for five centuries to desperately emulating Europe in all ways. By the mid-1900s, Turkey became perhaps the most Westernized/secularized “Muslim” nation.

      Today, however, as Western peoples willingly capitulate to Islamic mores—in the name of tolerance, multiculturalism, political correctness, or just plain cowardice—Muslims are becoming more emboldened, making more demands and threats, as they realize they need not militarily defeat the West in order to resuscitate their supremacist birthright. (More appeasement from the bullied always brings about more demands from the bully.)

      To understand all this, one need only look to Muslim behavior where it is dominant and not in need of pretense, that is, in the Muslim world. There, non-Muslim minorities are habitually treated as inferiors. But unlike the many Western appeasers who willingly accept a subservient role to Islam, these religious minorities have no choice in the matter.

      Thus in Pakistan, as Christian children were singing carols inside their church, Muslim men from a nearby mosque barged in with an axe, destroyed the furniture and altar, and beat the children. Their justification for such violence? “You are disturbing our prayers…. How dare you use the mike and speakers?”

      And when a Muslim slapped a Christian and the latter reciprocated, the Muslim exclaimed “How dare a Christian slap me?!” Anti-Christian violence immediately ensued.

      All of this revolves around what I call the “How Dare You?!” phenomenon. Remember it next time “progressive” media, politicians, and other talking heads tell you that Muslim mayhem and outbursts are products of grievances against the West. Missing from their rationale is the supremacist base of these grievances.

      The Conditions of Omar, a foundational medieval Muslim text dealing with how subjugated “infidels” must behave, spells out their inferiority vis-à-vis Muslims. Among other stipulations, it commands conquered Christians not to raise their “voices during prayer or readings in churches anywhere near Muslims” (hence the axe-attack in Pakistan). It also commands them not to display any signs of Christianity—specifically Bibles and crosses—not to build churches, and not to criticize the prophet. (See Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians for my translation of “The Conditions of Omar.”)

      If the supremacist nature of Islamic law is still not clear enough, the Conditions literally commands Christians to give up their seats to Muslims as a show of respect.

      By way of analogy, consider when Rosa Parks, a black woman, refused to give up her bus seat to white passengers. Any white supremacist at the time had sincere grievances: how dare she think herself equal?

      But were such grievances legitimate? Should they have been accommodated? Are the endless “grievances” of Muslims legitimate and should they be accommodated? These are the questions missing from the debate about easily bruised Muslim sensitivities.

      One can go on and on with examples from all around the Islamic world:

      In Turkey, a Bible publishing house was once stormed and three of its Christian employees tortured, disemboweled, and finally murdered. One suspect later said: “We didn’t do this for ourselves, but for our religion [Islam]…. Our religion is being destroyed.”

      In Egypt, after a 17-year-old Christian student refused to obey his Muslim teacher’s orders to cover up his cross, the teacher and some Muslim students attacked, beat, and ultimately murdered the teenager.

      These Turkish and Egyptian Muslims were truly aggrieved: Islamic law makes clear that Christians must not “produce a cross or Bible” around Muslims. How dare the Egyptian student and Turkish Bible publishers refuse to comply—thus grieving their Muslim murderers?

      In Indonesia, where it is becoming next to impossible for Christians to build churches, Christians often congregate outside to celebrate Christmas—only to be attacked by Muslims hurling cow dung and bags of urine at the Christians as they pray.

      These Muslims are also sincerely aggrieved: how dare these Christians think they can be a church when the Conditions forbid it?

      In short, anytime non-Muslims dare to overstep their Sharia-designated “inferior” status—which far exceeds drawing cartoons—supremacist Muslims will become violently aggrieved.

      From here, one can begin to understand the ultimate Muslim grievance: Israel.

      For if “infidel” Christian minorities are deemed inferior and attacked by aggrieved Muslims for exercising their basic human rights, like freedom of worship, how must Muslims feel about Jews—the descendants of pigs and apes, according to the Koran—exercising power and authority over fellow Muslims in what is perceived to be Muslim land?

      How dare they?!

      Of course, if grievances against Israel were really about justice and displaced Palestinians, Muslims—and their Western appeasers—would be aggrieved by the fact that millions of Christians are currently being displaced by Muslim invaders.

      Needless to say, they are not.

      So the next time you hear that Muslim rage and terrorism are products of grievance—from cartoons to territorial disputes and everything in between—remember that this is absolutely true. But these “grievances” are not predicated on any human standards of equality or justice, only a supremacist worldview. [3]

      Comments

      Supremacist Faiths Kill Others but It is Based on Mythological Beliefs

      Historical and archaeological evidence has proven that the Abrahamic Faiths, in fact all Faiths of this world, are based on mythical legends of imaginative and pious people of ancient times. The legendary figures of Adam and Eve and Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Moses, Jesus, and YHWH, Christian God, Allah, were mythical figures. They never existed and no one has ever proven that they existed. Thus any supremacist ideologies of any such faiths are man-created exclusive doctrines and does not belong to the Divine world. So today’s savagery and killings are based on the absolute supremacy of their god is nothing but false doctrines of that faith. If only the pious could be made to see and accept that faiths are based on myths, the world would be a better place to live in.

      Reference

      [1] The Pagan Roots of Allah: http://iranian.com/main/2012/sep/pagan-roots-allah.html

      [2] The Myth of Abrahamic Faiths: https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/the-myth-of-three-abrahamic-faiths/

      [3] Islamic Supremacism: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/257003/islamic-supremacism-true-source-muslim-grievances-raymond-ibrahim

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