In part one and two of this article series, I have established that Muhammad was a man of war by comparing Jesus vs Muhammad; the Bible vs the Qur’an and history itself, including commentaries, periodicals and book assessments. It has also been established that the Qur’an is a book of war and that history ascertains this fact. There are news reports stating that the Pentagon verified this view that I have stated above. Also, Muhammad was a wealthy businessman who indulged in his passions and lusts. He married fifteen wives when the Qur’an commands Muslims to marry up to 4 wives, however, Muhammad said that Allah allowed him to have more because he was Allah’s special prophet. As we have established in my earlier articles, Muhammad was a vicious warrior who spread fear, torture, persecution and death throughout the world. In the name of and by the teachings of Muhammad, the Qur’an and Allah, the disciples of Islam had aggressively, through war, taken over two thirds of Christian lands. Finally, the Crusade campaigns reduced this Islamic onslaught of torturing, controlling and killing Christians who refused to convert to Islam.
Jesus Christ consistently taught a well-known message of peace, forgiveness and love and there is no controversy concerning this. He taught His disciples to turn the other cheek rather than seek vengeance. Throughout His lifetime, including his testimony to Pilate at His trial, Jesus stated that this world was not His kingdom. His disciples were taught to obey the laws of the land, including the Roman law, even though the Romans were their oppressors at that time. Jesus instructed His disciples that if your enemy compels you to carry their equipment one mile, then carry it two miles voluntarily. There can be no doubt that Jesus Christ was totally different in his teachings and lifestyle than that of Muhammad. Jesus lived a life of sacrificial choices. He did not indulge in the appetites of lust and self pleasure. Jesus was a righteous and virtuous man. Jesus did not go around the country terrorizing, plundering and murdering those who refused to become his disciples. Jesus did not threaten his enemies who persecuted or rejected him but commanded his followers to love their enemies and bless them.
“And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him…“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:1, 5-10)
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.” (Matthew 5:21-22)
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you…” (Matthew 5:38-44)
Yes, it is very clear to all people that Jesus and Muhammad taught and lived in completely different ways. They had a totally different set of moral and ethical value systems.
What concerns me about America, and some other countries throughout the world, is the ignorance of people regarding Muslim history. Muslims use this ignorance to try to convince government officials that their religion is a peaceful religion and has been throughout history. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Read on to discover that, in the United States, this twisting of truth has cheated American political leaders because they were ignorant about their own American history.
WorldNetDaily.com - Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Jefferson had Quran to know his enemies
Ellison spokesman says book represents 'religious tolerance'
A Special Forces veteran and commentator says new Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (Hakim-Mohammad) of Minnesota was absolutely right when he said Thomas Jefferson gleaned knowledge from the Quran - only it was knowledge about his enemies that Jefferson likely gleaned.
A report in the Free Press reported Ellison said the fact that Jefferson owned the book confirmed that it was "definitely an important historical document in our national history" and he said it "demonstrates that Jefferson was a broad visionary thinker who not only possessed a Quran, but read it."
"It would have been something that contributed to his own thinking," Ellison was quoted as saying.
In an interview with USINFO, Ellison spokesman Rick Jauert went further, saying the choice of Jefferson's Quran was significant because it "dates religious tolerance back to the time of our founding fathers."
"Jefferson was ... one of the more profound thinkers of the time, who recognized even then that there was nothing to fear, and in fact there was strength in recognizing religious tolerance," he said.
Ted Sampley, the publisher of U.S. Veteran Dispatch, agreed with Ellison, who used the Library of Congress Quran that Jefferson once owned for his ceremonial swearing-in to Congress, that Jefferson used the Quran for his own thinking, but not with the same result.
"There is no doubt Ellison was right about Jefferson believing wisdom could be 'gleaned' from the Muslim Quran," Sampley writes. "At the time Jefferson owned the book, he needed to know everything possible about Muslims because he was about to advocate war against the Islamic 'Barbary' states of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Tripoli."
He noted that over 10 centuries, Muslim pirates had cruised the African and Mediterranean coastline, pillaging villages and abducting slaves, mostly by making pre-dawn raids that left high casualty rates.
"It was typical of Muslim raiders to kill off as many of the 'non-Muslim' older men and women as possible so the preferred 'booty' of only young women could be collected," he said. The women were sought for their value as concubines in Islamic markets.
"Boys, as young as 9 or 10 years old, were often mutilated to create eunuchs who would bring higher prices in the slave markets of the Middle East," Sampley wrote. When American colonists rebelled against the English in 1776, merchant ships from what later would be the United States lost British navy protection, and they were attacked "and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating under the control of the 'Dey of Algiers' - an Islamist warlord ruling Algeria."
The Continental Congress then met in 1784 to talk about treaties with leaders of the region, and John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were appointed to oversee the work.
"Tribute" and "ransoms" first were paid to the Muslim slavers, and Adams argued that was the cheapest way to get commerce moving, Sampley wrote. But Jefferson was opposed, proposing a settlement of the issue "through the medium of war."
Sampley writes that two years later, when Jefferson was ambassador to France, and Adams was ambassador to Britain, they met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the ambassador to Britain from the "Dey of Algiers." Seeking a peace treaty, based on Congress' vote to pay tribute, the two Americans asked Dey's ambassador why Muslims had so much hostility towards America. They later reported to Congress the ambassador told them Islam "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise." Sampley notes that for years the American government paid Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages, but not long after Jefferson's inauguration in 1801, he dispatched the USS Constitution, USS Constellation, USS Philadelphia, USS Chesapeake, USS Argus, USS Syren and USS Intrepid to the Mediterranean.
Jefferson's first presidency coincided with what generally is called the Barbary Wars running from approximately 1801-1805. That year the Marines marched from Egypt into Tripolitania, freeing Americans held there as slaves, he wrote.
Gary DeMar, president of AmericanVision.org, added his endorsement of Sampley's interpretation of history. DeMar cites Joseph Wheelan's book, "Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror," in noting Jefferson said, "Too long, for the honor of nations, have those Barbarians been [permitted] to trample on the sacred faith of treaties, on the rights and laws of human nature!"
DeMar notes that research treatise concludes that, "Jefferson's war pitted a modern republic with a free-trade, entrepreneurial creed against a medieval autocracy whose credo was piracy and terror. It matched an ostensibly Christian nation against an avowed Islamic one that professed to despise Christians."
"Wheelan's historical assessment of the time is on target," DeMar noted. "'Except for its Native American population and a small percentage of Jews, the United States was solidly Christian, while the North African regencies were just as solidly Muslim - openly hostile toward Christians.'"
"So what did Jefferson learn from the Quran? Unless a nation submitted to Islam, whether it was the aggressor or not, that nation was by definition at war with Islam. It's no wonder that Jefferson studied the Quran. He realized that if Americans ever capitulated, the Muslims would be singing 'From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of America,' " DeMar concluded.
As WND has reported Ellison has allowed his supporters to shout, "Allahu Akbar!," the same phrase allegedly used by the 9/11 suicide pilots, he's spoken to various Islamic groups, he's used that Quran to be sworn into office, but he hasn't responded to WND requests to confirm he will base his decisions on the laws of the U.S. on the Constitution, not the Quran.
He has confirmed that "in terms of political agenda items, my faith informs these things."
Jauert confirmed to WND that the congressman does not believe there will be a conflict between his religious beliefs and his duty under the U.S. Constitution.
But when asked which would take priority if there is a conflict, or to describe how the congressman will resolve the differing philosophies provided by the U.S. Constitution and the Quran, which calls for beheading "infidels," he said he could not answer immediately.
One blogger was a little concerned over the situation: "During the victory celebration for the nation's first Muslim congressman (not that there's anything wrong with that... in principle), Congressman Keith Ellison's supporters scream 'Allahu Akbar!', the same phrase that the 9/11 hijackers screamed, the same phrase suicide bombers scream, the same phrase head choppers scream before slicing off the heads of hapless and bound victims. May God protect this country," the blogger wrote.
WND also has reported Ellison has been linked to a radical Islamic school of thought that requires loyalty to the Quran over the U.S. Constitution.
A black convert to orthodox Sunni Islam, Ellison spoke to the North American Imams Federation, or NAIF, at the group's Nov. 19 conference in Minneapolis.
His talk flowed into a breakout session listed on the agenda simply as "American Open University," according to the conference program. It turns out the university is a "distance-learning" center based in Alexandria, Va., and known to local law enforcement as "Wahhabi Online."
Later that day, Ellison met with NAIF's president, Omar Ahmad Shahin, who lectures at the same American Open University. (He also met at the time with New York imam Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.) The radical Islamic school trains many of NAIF's more than 150 members, who control mosques across America.
American Open University supports Sharia, or Islamic law. And its founder and chairman, Jaafar Sheikh Idris, has denounced the U.S system of democracy as "the antithesis of Islam" and argued no man has the right to make laws outside Allah's laws expressed in the Quran.
Ellison's campaign also was backed by the Washington-based lobby group Council on American-Islamic Relations, a partner organization to American Open University-affiliated NAIF. CAIR held fundraisers for Ellison, a civil-rights lawyer and one-time acolyte of Louis Farrakhan who admits to making anti-Semitic remarks in the past (under various alias including Keith Hakim, Keith Ellison-Muhammad and Keith X Ellison).
CAIR's founder has argued the Quran should replace the Constitution as the highest authority in the land. The group's director of communications, moreover, has expressed his desire to see the U.S. become an Islamic state.” (WorldNetDaily.com 1/10/2007)
I hope the dangerous teachings of Islam are becoming abundantly clear. I believe they are as dangerous as any dictator, philosophy, ideology or constitution that has conquered and ruled nations throughout history. Islam is as unforgiving and brutally destructive and deadly as Communism. Mohammad and his doctrine was as evil and prejudicial as Hitler, Stalin, or Nero and worse than Sadaam Hussein. Mohammad was illiterate and by his own admission (prior to being convinced he was a prophet), thought he was demon possessed.
Robert Spencer writes in his book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam And The Crusades.” Bertrand Russell on Islam: Bolshevism combines the characteristics of the French Revolution with those of the rise of Islam. Marx has taught that Communism is fatally predestined to come about; this produces a state of mind not unlike that of the early successors of Muhommet. Among religions, Bolshevism is to be reckoned with Mohammedanism rather than with Christianity and Buddhism. Christianity and Buddhism are primarily personal religions, with mystical doctrines and a love of contemplation. Mohammedanism and Bolshevism are practical, social, unspiritual, concerned to win the empire of this world.” Pg 173
Dear reader: After reading my three articles, there should be no doubt of the serious situation in which the nations of the world find themselves. Most people do not understand the religion called Islam, nor do they study world history to realize that there is a constant pattern of propaganda, war, violence and death initiated by the disciples of this religion. Even in the United States, people live in fear when they convert from being a Muslim to becoming a Christian.
All over the world, including Europe, Islam is sweeping the nations and influencing society, first through quiet peaceful social endeavors, but eventually through intimidation, torture, fighting and killing until the nation succumbs to the constant increasing pressures of this well oiled political war machine. Yes, Muhammad was a man of war and the Qur'an is a book of war, and history bears witness to this undeniable fact.
The reality is that Islam is more a political organization than a religious one and the Qur'an is the constitution. I believe without a doubt that mankind is literally in a struggle for its cultural survival. America's Christian heritage should be cherished and defended. It is critical to educate society about the dangers of any religion or person who challenges their values and beliefs by a domineering, oppressive doctrine which holds all of society under its control. (to be continued)
Blessings and peace, Dr. Hansen
Dr. Jonathan Hansen
Founder and President
The Politically Incorrect Guide to ISLAM
(and the Crusades)
by Robert Spencer
Women are inferior to men, and must be ruled by them: “Men have authority over women because God has made one superior to the other” (Qur’an 4:34)
The Qur’an likens a woman to a field (tilth), to be used by a man as he wills: “Your women are a tilth for you to cultivate so go to your tilth as ye will.” (2:223)
It declares that a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man: “Get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are no two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her.” (2:282)
It allows men to marry up to four wives, and have sex with slave girls also: “If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with them, then only one, or a captive that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.” (4:3)
It rules that a son’s inheritance should be twice the size of that of a daughter: “Allah thus directs you as regards your children’s inheritance: to the male, a portion equal to that of two females.” (4:11)
It tells husbands to beat their disobedient wives: “Good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them.” (4:34) Pg 67
Muhammad was once told that "women have become emboldened towards their husbands," whereupon he "gave permission to beat them." When some women complained, Muhammad noted: "Many women have gone round Muhammad's family complaining against their husbands. They are not the best among you." He was unhappy with the women who complained, not with their husbands who beat them. At another point he added: "A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife." Pg 69-70
Just Like Today: Wife-beating
The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences has determined that over 90 percent of Pakistan wives have been struck, beaten, or abused sexually - offenses on the order of cooking an unsatisfactory meal. Others were punished for failing to give birth to a male child. Pg 70
Just Like Today: Put down that book
Islamic hardliners in Pakistan were so opposed to the education of women that, in one tumultuous five-day period in February 2004, they burned eight girls' schools. Pg 73
Aisha, the most beloved of Muhammad’s many wives, admonished women in no uncertain terms: “O womenfolk, if you knew the rights that your husbands have over you, every one of you would wipe the dust from her husband’s feet with her face.” Individual Muslims may respect and honor women, but Islam doesn’t. Pg 67-68
The Prophet “married ‘Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consummated that marriage when she was nine years old.” Pg 69
Just Like Today: Child Marriages in the Islamic World
"This has touched millions of women and girls in societies where the Qur’an is absolute truth and Muhammad is the model for all human behavior. More than half of the teenage girls in Afghanistan and Bangladesh are married. Ayatollah Khomeini told the Muslim faithful that marrying a girl before she began menstruating was “a divine blessing.” He counseled fathers: “Do your best to ensure that your daughters do not see their first blood in your house." Iranian girls can get married when they are a young as nine with parental permission, or thirteen without consent. With child marriage comes domestic violence: “In Egypt 29 percent of married adolescents have been beaten by their husbands; of those, 41 percent were beaten during pregnancy. A study in Jordan indicated that 26 percent of reported cases of domestic violence were committed against wives under 18.” Pg 69
The Qur'an directs that women must "lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers" and few others. (Qur'an 24:31)
Just Like Today: Girls die for the burqa
A graphic example of the oppression that Islamic dress regulations for women engender came in March 2002 in Mecca, when fifteen girls were killed in a fire at their school. Saudi Arabia's religious police, the muttawa, wouldn't let the girls out of the building. Since only women were in the school, the girls had shed their all-concealing outer garments. The muttawa preferred the girls' death to transgression of Islamic law–to the extent that they actually battled police and fireman who were trying to open the school's doors. Pg 68
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