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If you are thinking about converting to Islam, this information might be helpful.
We naive Westerners cling to the belief that there are “good muslims” out there. We like to think that good muslims are the non-terrorists — our neighbors, muslims we see in the grocery store, at work, at school, and those on TV that cry foul and condem the actions of a “few.” We tend to equivocate Muslim values to Western/Christian values. But what is good for a Western Christian or even a Western Athiest is not necessarily what is good for a Muslim.
Is a good muslim a muslim that goes to mosque every Friday? Is it one that prays and fasts regularly?
Is it one that “tolerates” other’s beliefs (when/if necessary) — with or without charging them a jizya tax?
Is it one that follows Muhammad’s example, spreading Islam by any means necessary?
Islam is comprised of the muslim community known as the “ummah”, and it is obligatory on the ummah to wage jihad on the non-muslims until they submit. Not everyone in the ummah is required to fight a bloody fight. In fact, they must not fight if fighting is not necessary to spread Islam. When it is easier to force or coerce non-muslims to Islam by soft means -i.e. politics, the education system, Shariah finance, acceptance of Shariah Law, intimidation, deceit (taqiyyah), ridicule, and imposed guilt — then soft means are the required means. Only when soft means are insufficient is terror acceptable, and ultimately required. Islamic doctrine holds that the world ultimately and rightfully belongs to Muslims, so all methods are happening simultaneously in different locations and environments, with the method dependent on the unique circumstances for each place.
There must always be an ummah to return to. There must always be a ummah generating Muslims to support the ongoing , mandatory, and primary jihad– to spread Islam. Members of the ummah are required to do whatever is necessary to help with the primary jihad, however insignificant it may seem. Having babies helps the jihad by producing more ummah. Infiltrating other societies, their education and their political systems, helps the jihad as well. Muslim communities that do not mix in with host nations are involved in jihad. Muslims who do mix in but demand special priveleges are also acting on their own version of jihad. Jihad does not mean that a Muslim must be actively involved in violent jihad.
The claim that there is a lesser jihad and a greater jihad comes from Muhammed, who said he had just come from the “lesser” jihad after coming from battle. This does not necessarily mean it is lesser in importance — It could mean that it is merely lesser on the conscience because a “good” muslim supports the ummah, upon which jihad against non-muslims is obligatory. As Muhammad said to his follower, Umayr, who stabbed the Medina poetess and her baby while sleeping–for speaking out against Muhammed, “two goats would barely butt their heads together over her.”
Is Osama bin Laden the “bad cop” in a game of good cop/bad cop to make Americans think “real” Islam is really good?
Is Obama playing the role of the good cop, taking full advantage of a gullible American public?
If Osama Bin Laden’s said body is really burried at sea, it would decompose beyond recognition very soon, and the real Osama (if he is still alive) can continue living somewhere like in a Saudi Palace.
The timing of this supposed death is impeccable. The American public has just swallowed the long form birth certificate, and Donald Trump is a threat to Obama’s 2012 presidency chances. So Obama told the American public what they want to hear, because his popularity rating is falling, and he knows he can get away with it.
So now that the American public is likely falling for the next lie after the birth certificate– Obama can now take all the credit for the death of Osama Bin Laden, get ahead in the election polls, while appeasing his Saudi Masters, and the “good” Islamic elephant can continue to grow inside America.
If Osama Bin Laden, the “bad Muslim,” is really dead, then we can breathe a sigh of relief, relax, be more accepting of so-called “good” Muslims.
As a “bad cop” Osama Bin Laden is/was a very “good” Muslim., and Obama is very useful to Muslims.
The correct Islamic traditions for burying the dead is not at sea. These are the correct burial methods:
…BURIAL OF THE DEAD BODY IN A GRAVE ON THEIR RIGHT SIDE WITH THEIR HEAD FACING MECCA!
Burial rituals should normally take place as soon as possible
Bathing the body, except in extraordinary circumstances (as in battle of Uhud)
After enshrouding the dead body in a white cotton or linen cloth. Funeral prayer is also included.
Here is one of many references: http://islam.about.com/cs/elderly/a/funerals.htm
Is there a backlash directed at the Muslims in America after 911, and after the recent developments surrounding the Cordoba (or Cordova) Project? Maybe so, but why? Most Americans do not care if Muslims pray five times a day to a god named Allah, recognize their prophet of choice, fast during Ramadan, pay a religious tax, or make a pilgrimage to Mecca. It is not the five tenets of Islam that Muslims “believe” that have Americans alarmed. But, as any “good” and “moderate” Muslim will boast, Islam is more than a religion.
Classifying Islam as a religion is a fundamental error that Americans must understand if we want to preserve the Constitution of the United States.
Equivocating Islam with other world religions is erroneous because at the core of Islam is a Political Doctrine called Islamic Shari’ah Law. Shari’ah Law and its Caliphate make Islam a political system that mandates specific religious ritual, punishment, and obedience. It is against Shari’ah Law for a Muslim to have any other religion than Islam.
Islam is a Political Doctrine that is ruled by Shari’ah Law based on the Quran, and recognizes Islam as the only legitimate religion. The Political Doctrine of Islam is enforced with mandatory requirements and rituals, which the negation of supposedly leads to hell, often after dishonorable chastisement, bodily punishment, torture, or even death by stoning and decapitation. This is how Muslims stay entrapped and controlled within the Islamic political system. They fear each other, they fear rejection, they fear punishment, and they fear hell.
The truth is, “good” Muslims think they will go to hell if they do not do their individual part, no matter how benign or abhorrent it may seem, in helping takeover the whole world. As a group known as the ummah, they indeed use all of those methods. And they will say anything necessary, as it is required by Shari’ah Law, to accomplish the goal of world conquest. Non-Muslims must realize that he or she is not equal to a Muslim under Shari’ah Law. Under Shari’ah Law, non-Muslims are considered to be unworthy by God, dirty, discredited from the start, inferior, and not respected.
The Quran is the only constitution of Saudi Arabia, which is the home of Mecca and the Kaaba, where all mosques point, where every Muslim faces during prayer, and where non-Muslims are not allowed. The Quran demands submission by everyone in the world, by any means necessary, claiming Islam existed prior to all other religions, and is superior to any form of government ever made by man. The Quran governs all mosques in the world, even those in the United States. Ditto for Iran, however, the Iranians (Shiite) and the Saudis (Sunni-Wahhabi) disagree with each other on the Caliphate lineage, and thus their fundamental superiority and rights.
Fortunately, no version of Islam has ever been able to enforce its manifesto on the entire world. However, all of Islam still justifies any means necessary to meet that goal including threat, infiltration, violence, terrorism, coercion and deception in a 1400-year-long Universal Jihad. They even work against each other, as we well know. When a Muslim uses politically correct speech, he or she will usually say that Muslims abhor violence. But that does not mean that they will not resort to violence or other political and financial persuasion after issuing an “invitation to Islam.” If a Muslim dislikes violence, it is still required if all else fails. In fact, the Quran tells them to do just that, while giving encouragement by promising paradise in return.
It is against Shari’ah Law to refer to God with any other personal name than “Allah.” When Muslims say that all Christians in Muslim countries refer to God as Allah, one has to read between the lines. What is really being said is that it is against Shari’ah Law to call God by any other personal name. Therefore non-Muslims in Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran call God by the personal name Allah, because the Koran serves as the supreme law of the land there. If anyone dared associate another personal name with God, such as Jehovah or Jesus, they would be guilty of a crime. So in that respect, it is completely true and understandable that Christians refer to God as Allah in the Middle East.
Mecca was captured by Islam in a military invasion in 630 A.D. after the citizens turned down the invitation to Islam that Muhammed offered them. Upon the final slaughter and conquest, which was after breaking a “peace” treaty, Muhammad delivered an address at the Kaaba (the black box in Mecca where Muslims must make an effort to visit at least one time if financially plausible). Dressed in military garb and wearing a helmet, according to Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani in his book, “The Message”, Muhammed said:
“Bear in mind that every claim of privilege, whether that of blood or property is abolished . . . I reject all claims relating to life and property and all imaginary honors of the past, and declare them to be baseless . . . A Muslim is the brother of another Muslim and all the Muslims are brothers of one another and constitute one hand as against the non-Muslims. The blood of every one of them is equal to that of others and even the smallest among them can make a promise on behalf of others”
With that said, “Allah,” the name of the former Arab pagan moon god (one of many gods worshipped) was declared the only god. Muhammad overthrew Mecca, declaring all of Islam, anywhere in the world, to be a political and military state against all non-Muslims, regardless of non-Muslim political, geographical, national origins, or religious beliefs. Muhammed said, “If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him.” —Quran 3:85
From that point on, Islam spread imperialistically, as a supremacist ideology through force or coercion and usually involved violence. After conquests, Islam claimed some achievements of the conquered civilizations as its own while destroying others, and equivocating the personal name of the Arab pagan moon god “Allah” with the indigenous generic pronoun, “God.”
Mosques are the headquarters for political Islamic domination, and every mosque in the world points to Mecca, the birthplace of Islam. The construction of mosques is a required strategy for Islamization. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reminded Turkish Muslims with the lines of a poem by the Turkish writer, Ziya Gökalp: “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” Erdogan also told Turkish immigrants in Germany that “assimilation is a crime against humanity.”
With that said, how can Americans ever tolerate the intolerance of Islamic doctrine and Shariah Law? Contrary to the belief of politically correct narcissists, it is actually against the Constitution to tolerate a political system that denies freedom of religious worship.
by Vijay Kumar
THE KABAH IN MECCA WAS NOT BUILT AS AN ISLAMIC MOSQUE. It was an ancient temple that had been shared by polytheists, Christians, Jews, and Hindus, honoring 360 different deities. In 630 A.D. the Kabah was captured by Islam in its military invasion and conquest of Mecca.
On the day of its capture, Mohammed delivered an address at the Kabah in military dress and helmet, according to Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani in his book, “The Message”:
“Bear in mind that every claim of privilege, whether that of blood or property is abolished . . . I reject all claims relating to life and property and all imaginary honors of the past, and declare them to be baseless . . . A Muslim is the brother of another Muslim and all the Muslims are brothers of one another and constitute one hand as against the non-Muslims. The blood of every one of them is equal to that of others and even the smallest among them can make a promise on behalf of others.” —Mohammed
Mohammed’s address at the Kabah overthrew the Meccan government and declared all of Islam, anywhere in the world, to be a political and military state against all non-Muslims, regardless of the non-Muslims’ political, geographical, or national origins.
“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him.” —Koran 3:85
Although the rightful owners of the Kabah are the many religions that shared it before the Islamic military conquest of Mecca, according to Subhani the Kabah today is under the control of a hereditary regime going back to Mohammed: “currently the 12th Imam from the direct descent of the Prophet of Islam is the real protector, its custodian and guardian.”
All Islamic mosques everywhere in the world are required to have a clear visible indication pointing in the direction of Mecca and the Kabah, where the international political and military state of Islam was founded. In most mosques there is a niche in the wall—the mihrab—that points toward the seat of Islamic power. Each mosque, like the Kabah, is governed by an Imam in compliance with the political documents of Islam.
Mosques and the Political Documents of Islam
The Koran is the supreme political document of Islam—its political manifesto and political constitution. It is the only constitution of the nation-state Saudi Arabia, which is the home of Mecca and the Kabah, where all mosques point, and is the birthplace of Islam.
The Koran is a totalitarian constitution. It demands submission by anyone within its jurisdiction. The Koran governs all mosques everywhere in the world.
As a political document, the Koran asserts that everyone in the world is within its jurisdiction. So far, Islam has not been able to enforce that totalitarian claim on the entire world, but has managed to do so through threat, infiltration, violence, terrorism, and coercion on roughly 20% of the world. It is engaged in a 1400-year-long Universal Jihad to dominate the rest of the world. All mosques are its outpost headquarters.
Central to the Koran’s political mandates is prohibition of religious freedom and religious tolerance, along with denouncements of religions such as Christianity and Judaism.
“O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them.” —Koran 5:51
“Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war)” —Koran 9:5
All mosque leaders must be loyal to and supportive of these political and militaristic mandates.
The Koran as a political document also forbids separation of church and state. That is why every Islamic nation, where Islamic leaders have managed to gain power, is a theocracy, ruled by the Koran and Islamic Sharia law.
The Hadith (reported sayings and acts of Mohammed) and the Sira (the official biographies of Mohammed) are the other political documents that, along with the Koran, constitute the basis for Islam’s Sharia law.
“There is only one law which ought to be followed, and that is the Sharia.” —Syed Qutb
Sharia law is administered by Islamic Imams who interpret the law and hand down rulings in their sole discretion. Sharia law does not allow trial by jury. Sharia law also mandates a double standard of laws for Muslims (believers) and infidels (non-believers). Sharia law mandates a discriminatory tax, called jizya, on non-Islamic religions and nations:
“Fight those who believe not in Allah…until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” —Koran 9:29
Sharia law also mandates discrimination toward women, and forbids any criticism of Islam or its founder, stifling freedom of speech.
Sharia law also mandates that all men are slaves with no right to freedom of religion:
“Allah’s right on His slaves is that they should worship Him (Alone) and should not worship any besides Him.” —Mohammed, Sahih Bukhari 4:52:108, Narrated Mu’adh
Sharia law does not allow for separation of church and state. Sharia regards church and state as one inseparable entity governing every aspect of individual and social life, both spiritual and secular. That is why all Islamic nations are theocracies.
In short, Sharia law stands in direct opposition to the American Constitution and Bill of Rights. The implementation of Sharia law demands the overthrow of the American Constitution and our form of government and system of laws. Mosque leaders, in every nation in the world, are loyal to the Koran, the Hadith, the Sira, and consider them divine law, and therefore supreme over all manmade laws.
Other political and military documents of Islam include treaties of Mohammed, which are held in reverence by Islam as models of conduct in relations between nations.
“Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah [Mohammed] a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah.” —Koran 33:21
“War is deceit.” —Mohammed, Sahih Bukhari 4:52:268, Narrated Abu Hurarira
In one treaty proposal, to Jaifer and Abd, Mohammed wrote:
“If you two accept Islam, your country will, as usual, remain with you. But if you refuse or object, it is a perishable thing.” —Mohammed
In another, to the Chiefs of Aqaba, he wrote:
“It is better for you either to accept Islam or agree to pay Jizya and consent to remain obedient to Allah . . . If you do not accept these terms . . . I shall have to wage war (to bring peace and security).” —Mohammed
These same patterns and political mandates have been used over and over by Muslims since 610 A.D. to invade and conquer many civilizations and nations throughout the world, and to eradicate human rights and freedoms in those lands. Iran once was called Persia and was Zorastrian. Egypt was Christian. What was once a Hindu civilization was conquered and made into Pakistan, which is now part of the Axis of Jihad, along with Iran and Saudi Arabia. Afghanistan was Buddhist for thousands of years. Now its chief exports are heroin and Islamic terrorism.
“When We decide to destroy a population, We (first) send a definite order to those among them who are given the good things of this life and yet transgress; so that the word is proved true against them: then (it is) We destroy them utterly.” —Koran 17:16
In every instance where Islam has conquered and “destroyed utterly” a nation or civilization, the key to the conquest was the establishment of mosques, which are political and military command and control centers for Islam, and which all point toward the seat of Islamic power: the Kabah.
Mosques and the Fallacy of the “Moderate Muslim”
The majority of Germans during World War II were not active members of the Nazi party, were not waging war, and were not involved in the holocaust. The leaders, though, were active members of the Nazi party, were waging war, and were involved in the holocaust.
The majority of Russians and eastern Europeans under the rule of the U.S.S.R. were not trying to spread Communism throughout the world, and were not threatening and waging war and revolution, but were going about their daily lives trying to survive. The leaders, though, were doing everything they could to spread Communism throughout the world, and were threatening and waging war and revolution.
Throughout history, since 610 A.D., the leaders of Islam have been waging Universal Jihad around the world for the purpose of Islamic totalitarian domination of the world. It has never mattered what percentage of the Muslim population was “peaceful” or “moderate.” Peace and moderation are not relevant to the totalitarian mandates of Islam’s political documents, and Islam’s leaders always follow the totalitarian mandates of Universal Jihad contained in them.
There are post-Nazi democracies. There are post-Communist democracies. There are no post-Islamic democracies. Literal Islam, as contained in its political documents, is the consummate totalitarianism. Neither Nazism or Communism had a metaphysical factor, as does Islam. Islam uses its metaphysics as a wedge to drive in its totalitarian political doctrines.
Once Islam has established itself sufficiently in any nation, it seeks to overthrow any existing regime or constitution or law, and replace it with Islamic theocracy. Even the most “moderate” Muslim is bound to obey Islamic law, and so is bound to fight if ordered to fight:
“When you are called (by the Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth immediately.” —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 4:52:79:Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas
All Islamic mosques have Islamic leaders (rulers) who can call Muslims for fighting, and as such are satellite headquarters for spreading Literal Islam’s political doctrine of world domination and totalitarianism—no matter how many “moderate Muslims” they serve.
Mosques and the Worldwide Islamic State
Islam is a de facto political state wherever it exists anywhere in the world. The Koran is its constitution. The Kabah is its seat of power, still in the control of the regime that occupied it in 630 A.D. All Muslims in the world, regardless of nationality, are required to travel to the Kabah at least once in their lifetime and pay homage to it.
The fact that nations and international political institutions in the world do not recognize Islam as a de jure state is irrelevant. Mohammed himself declared it as a state, and Islam’s own political documents declare it to be a state, and, ipso facto, it always is a state-within-a-state, governed by the Koran and Sharia law internally, anywhere that it has not yet gained full power and control.
“The Believers are but a single brotherhood.” —Koran 49:10
“A Muslim has no nationality except his belief.” —Syed Qutb
“Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam regardless of the country or the nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a State on the basis of its own ideology and program.” — Syed Abul A’ala Maududi
Just as our Constitution of the United States binds and identifies us as a single political and legal union of non-contiguous states, territories, political groups, and people, so the Koran binds and identifies all Islamic nations and all Muslims as a single political and legal union of non-contiguous nations, territories, political groups and people, regardless of geographic boundaries, whose seat of power is the occupied Kabah. All Islamic Imams, in every mosque everywhere in the world, are bound to the Koran as supreme law.
As we have seen, Islamic law gives Islamic Imams the power to order Muslims to fighting. The German Max Weber, who had considerable influence on international law and politics, defined “state” as that entity that has a “monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.”
Islam declares that the Koran and Sharia law are divine, and, as such, are the only “legitimate” law in the world. In that way, Islam “self-legitimizes” its right to use physical force anywhere in the world, and the right of every Imam in every mosque in the world to call for physical force and violence at any time. This makes every Imam in every mosque a military leader.
Islam is a state by every definition and theory, and is a state hostile to and at war with the United States of America and its Constitution.
Mosques and Treason and Sedition Against the U.S.
Islam’s political documents and law call for the overthrow of our Constitution and our man-made laws, and therefore for the overthrow of our government, which by definition constitutes sedition and treason. The Islamic documents call for the overthrow of our government—a protector of religious freedom and human rights—through violence:
“I was ordered to fight all men until they say ‘there is no god but Allah.’” —Mohammed’s farewell address, 632
“I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’” —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 4:52:196 Narrated Abu Huraira
“He who fights so that Allah’s Word (Islam) should be superior, then he fights in Allah’s cause.” —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 1:3:125 Narrated Abu Musa
“I asked the Prophet [Mohammed], ‘What is the best deed?’ He replied, ‘To believe in Allah and to fight for His Cause.’” —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 3:46:694 Narrated Abu Dhar
“And fight them till there is no more affliction (i.e. no more worshiping of others along with Allah)”. —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 6:60:40 Narrated Nafi’
“Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers.” —Koran 3.151
“I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.” —Koran 8:12
“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know.” —Koran 8:60
The Koran, as the constitution of Islam and Muslims, is diametrically opposite to the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. According to Islam and Muslims, the Koran is divine law, uncorrupted and incorruptible, whereas the United States Constitution is man-made and is not infallible, and therefore is corrupt. The U.S. Constitution is the antithesis of the Koran; therefore Muslims have no obligation to obey it.
A mosque in the United States is a command and control center of a foreign political and military state that seeks the overthrow of our government, and an Imam in a mosque is a political and military representative of a foreign state that calls for the overthrow of the United States.
The laws of the United States provide specific criminal penalties for sedition and treason. These laws are not only applicable to those advocating and calling for the overthrow of our Constitution and our government; they are applicable to anyone who gives “aid or comfort” to such declared enemies of the United States, or who “organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons” so engaged. The terms “organizes” and “organize” extend to “the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.”
Mosques are just such units.
Vijay Kumar is a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress from Tennessee’s 5th District. A native of Hyderabad, India, Mr. Kumar lived in Iran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when he came to the United States. A naturalized American citizen, Mr. Kumar has lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 24 years. He has been married to his wife, Robin, a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, for 27 years, and they have three children, two of whom are adopted.
Sharia For Dummies
By Nonie Darwish
Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf claims that the US constitution is Sharia compliant. Now let us examine below a few laws of Sharia to see if Imam Rauf is truthful or a fraud:
1- Jihad defined as “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion” is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule.
2- A Caliph can hold office through seizure of power meaning through force.
3- A Caliph is exempt from being charged with serious crimes such as murder, adultery, robbery, theft, drinking and in some cases of rape.
4- A percentage of Zakat (alms) must go towards jihad.
5- It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.
6- A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male.
7- The Muslim public must remove the Caliph in one case, if he rejects Islam.
8- A Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed immediately.
9- A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of : 1) an apostasy 2) an adulterer 3) a highway robber. Making vigilante street justice and honor killing acceptable.
10- A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim.
11- Sharia never abolished slavery and sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave.
12- Sharia dictates death by stoning, beheading, amputation of limbs, flogging and other forms of cruel and unusual punishments even for crimes of sin such as adultery.
13- Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims and must comply to Sharia if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he commits adultery with a Muslim woman or if he leads a Muslim away from Islam.
14- It is a crime for a non-Muslim to sell weapons to someone who will use them against Muslims. Non-Muslims cannot curse a Muslim, say anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam, or expose the weak points of Muslims. However, the opposite is not true for Muslims.
15- A non-Muslim cannot inherit from a Muslim.
16- Banks must be Sharia compliant and interest is not allowed.
17- No testimony in court is acceptable from people of low-level jobs, such as street sweepers or a bathhouse attendant. Women in such low level jobs such as professional funeral mourners cannot keep custody of their children in case of divorce.
18- A non-Muslim cannot rule even over a non-Muslims minority.
19- Homosexuality is punishable by death.
20- There is no age limit for marriage of girls under Sharia. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9.
21- Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband’s obligation to support her, gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.
22- Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying: “I divorce you” and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it.
23- There is no community property between husband and wife and the husband’s property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.
24- A woman inherits half what a man inherits.
25- A man has the right to have up to 4 wives and she has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.
26- The dowry is given in exchange for the woman’s sexual organs.
27- A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married her marriage is annulled.
28- The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man.
29- A woman looses custody if she remarries.
30- To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses.
31- A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim.
32- A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body which is considered “Awrah,” a sexual organ. Some schools of Sharia allow the face and some don’t.
33- A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife caught in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women since he “could be married to the woman he was caught with.”
The above are clear cut laws in Islam decided by great Imams after years of examination and interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Mohammed’s life. Now let the learned Imam Rauf tell us what part of the above is compliant with the US constitution?
A loyal follower of Muhammad, Omeir, crept into the house of a Medina poetess named Asma and pinned her to the couch with a sword while she lay sleeping with her baby in her arms. Omeir asked if this deed was a cause for concern, offensive to the prophet of Islam. Muhammad assured Omeir there was no cause for concern and added, “A couple of goats will hardly knock their heads together.”
What did the poetess, Asma do to deserve such wrath? She implored her fellow Medina citizens to expel Muhammad because he was recruiting the hooligans of Medina, and who under his direction, robbed, terrorized, and murdered the locals unless they converted to Islam.
Asma felt that the presence of Muhammad in Medina was a threat. Her poem, offensive to Muhammad, follows:
“Gutless men of Malik and Nabit,
And of Nawf,
Gutless men of Khazraj,
You obey a stranger who has no place among you,
Who is not of Murad nor of Madhhij,
Do you when your own chiefs have been murdered
Put your hope in him
Like men greedy for meal soup when it is cooking?
Is there no man of honor among you
Who will take advantage of an unguarded moment
And cut off the gull’s hopes?
Another poet named Kab went to Mecca to recruit help for the people of Medina. When he returned to Medina, Muhammad gave the order to have his tongue cut out. In all, four poets were killed in Medina, and Islam began to spread out to the rest of the world in such a manner. . So much for free speech!
Contrast Asma’s poem to some of Muhammad’s own poetic verses emblazoned in the Koran to this day:
When you meet the unbelievers in battle strike off their heads. (47.4)
The unbelievers among the People of the Book, Christian and Jews, and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of creatures. (98.6 )
God has cursed the Jews, transforming them into apes and swine and those who serve the devil. (5.60)
Those who make war against Allah and his Apostle shall be put to death or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides. (5.33)
Kill those who join other gods with God (the Trinity) wherever you may find them. (9:5)
I will instill terror into the hearts of the Infidels , strike off the heads then, and strike off from them every fingertip. (8:12)
Allah has purchased of their faithful lives and worldly goods and in return has promised them the Garden. They will fight for his cause, kill and be killed. (9:111)
“Then when the sacred months are over, kill the idolaters wherever you find them, take them captive, besiege them, and lie in wait for them at every point of observation.” (9:5)
Such are the imperialistic poetic verses that Muhammad claimed were inspired by a god who he insisted was named Allah, the same name as the ancient Moon God of Arabia.
Jihad spread across the Middle East and North Africa before any of its inhabitants understood what Islam was. After building a mosque on sacred ground in Jerusalem, the jihad advanced on to Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Sicily, Austria, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Rumania, Wallachia, Albania, Moldavia, Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia, Georgia, Poland, Ukraine, Constantinople, and to Persia and India in the east.
Jihad arrived in Spain in 711 AD, where it remained for over 700 years. Spain was easy prey, with no knowledge of Islam, and the Jews there believing that the Muslims would save them from the Christians. Additionally, the Spanish youth were no longer practiced in war. In Spain, Muslim sects fought against each other for power, as they still do today in the Middle East.
In the early days of the Spanish conquest, the Abbasids, vague descendents of Muhammad’s uncle, Abbas, murdered what was presumed to be the last of the Umayyads, the former rulers of Islam in Syria, Iraq, and Arabia when 90 remaining Umayyads managed to escape the fate of having their bodies dumped in the outskirts of Basra to be eaten by wolves and wild dogs. Abbas coaxed 89 of the 90 Umayyads back by claiming that the attack had been an unfortunate error, a misinterpretation of his orders, by inviting them to a banquet to show his “true” intentions. Believing Abbas was sincere, 89 of them accepted the invitation. Once settled around a big table, Abbas’ soldiers surrounded the 89 at Abbas’ command and flogged them to death. The faithful soldiers of Abbas then wrapped the dead Umayyad bodies in the carpet on which they had perished, and proceeded to dine on the food on top of the carcasses.
The remaining Umayyad, Abd al-Rahman made it to Cordova, Spain where the Abbasids ruled. He executed their leaders and sent their decapitated heads– with identification notes attached to their ears, back to the caliph in Baghdad. As Paul Fregosi writes in Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries, “From then on, al-Andalus (Muslim Spain) was safe from the Abbasids.”
Abd-al Rahman’s successor, Hisham I (788-796) sent his armies to Syria, Arabia, Algeria, and France. In France, they set fire to the city of Narbonne and were halted by the Christians in a battle at Carcassonne. After they returned to Cordova, Hisham I built a mosque to the glory of Allah with the plunder his armies returned with.
Al-Hakim II (796-822), the son of Hisham I, gave the sincere Christians a break. He invited all the new converts from Christianity to Islam, many of who were among the sophisticated and intellectuals, to a reception in a large new building. Anxious to greet the Emir, they lined up to go in one at a time.
A bystander who was a physician waited outside for his friend to come out. “Strange that no one has come out yet, “ he thought. Suddenly he realized that the smell of blood in the air was not that of roasting hind quarters for the feast, but the blood of 5,000 headless Toledans, who had converted to Islam.
On a church alter in Salerno, Italy , a Muslim chief sacrificed the virginity of a nun every night. One night, before his sacrifice was complete, a wooden beam fell from the roof and landed on his head.
In 846 AD, the Pope made peace with the Muslims after they looted the churches of St. Peter and St. Paul by promising a tribute of 25,000 silver coins per year.
Almanzar, a Saracen, succeeded Al-Hisham II. He was not particularly religious but he carried a Koran with him. Almanzar took advantage of differing political camps in Leon, France to help both sides destroy themselves. Knowing the French were in turmoil, and a master of public relations, Almanzar marched on Catalonia in Spain with a troupe of artists and poets, and then on to Barcelona which he plundered and burned. On his return to Cordova, he rolled up his sleeves to personally help build a new mosque before going back to devastate Leon.
In the Balkans, Muslims had Christian allies in the Eastern orthodox Serbs over their disagreements with the Hungarian Catholics. Timurlane, a Mongol Muslim destroyed 700 towns and villages in Georgia after the Georgian prince refused a summons. In the town of Sivas, Timurlane’s men covered the mass graves of 4,000 live Christian Armenians with planking so they could breathe a while longer.
The Sunni Sultan, Selim the Grim, a very religious man, had a census made of the 70,000 Shiites in his realm. Knowing where they were, he had 40,000 of them beheaded and the rest imprisoned. In Cairo, Selim the Grim had 50,000 citizens put to death including 153 treasury officials—for incompetence.
Eventually the Christians were able to remove the Muslims from Spain in 1492, often with the help of the French. The heads of a French contingent defeated by the Muslims in the late 11th century were stacked into a high pile, a makeshift minaret, for a muezzin to give the call to prayer.
The Spanish Christians, believing that Islam was no longer a threat after their defeat in Granada in 1492, did not know that a stockpile of shipments of arms from the Near East and North Africa, were hidden in the mountains.
Documents in Granada revealed a plot to revolt contingent on 8,000 Turk arrivals. A Captain General Spaniard named Inigo Lopez de Mendoza warned Madrid of the possible revolt, but his warnings were ignored. Then, on Christmas Day, 1568, while the Christians Spaniards were celebrating mass, 200 homegrown Spanish Muslims dressed up in Turkish turbans ransacked the countryside, gaining ranks from more homegrowns along the way. Priests were burned, tortured and murdered. Christian girls were raped and sent off to harems in Morocco and Algeria, where a healthy population of Christian slaves had served for centuries past, and well into the 1800’s, until they were liberated by the French, Americans, and eventually the British.
In America, Muslims claim a mosque on Ground Zero, “will improve their relationship with Americans.” An improved relationship with the people of Islam is conditional on the premise that Islam be allowed to rule independently and authoritatively. A lesson in taqquiya (deception allowed to advance Islam) –Incremental submission to Islam is required for an incremental improvement in relationship. Historically, a mosque and call to prayer from its minarets on conquered territory is a symbol of victory and conquest
Fregosi, Paul; Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, 1998
By Mary Christina Love
In Paul Fregosi’s book, “Jihad,” there is a photograph of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem reviewing the Nazi “Handzar SS division in Yugoslavia in 1944. The picture caption says “In an address to the Muslim troops, the mufti put Islam and Nazism on the same level, claiming ‘there were considerable similarities between Islamic principles and National Socialism.’ “
Osama bin Laden declared in a March 2003 fatwa that “The interests of Muslims and the interests of the socialists coincide in the war against the crusaders.”
I believe Resident Obama is the personification of this unholy alliance.
By Professor Moshe Sharon
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A War Between Civilizations
The war has started a long time ago between two civilizations – between
the civilization based on the Bible and between the civilization based
on the Koran. And this must be clear.
There is no fundamental Islam. “Fundamentalism” is a word that came
from the heart of the Christian religion. It means faith that goes by
the word of the Bible. Fundamental Christianity, or going with the
Bible, does not mean going around and killing people. There is no
fundamental Islam. There is only Islam full stop. The question is how
the Koran is interpreted.
All of a sudden we see that the greatest interpreters of Islam are
politicians in the western world. They know better than all the
speakers in the mosques, all those who deliver terrible sermons against
anything that is either Christian or Jewish. These western politicians
know that there is good Islam and bad Islam. They know even how to
differentiate between the two, except that none of them know how to
read a word of Arabic.
The Language of Islam
You see, so much is covered by politically correct language that, in
fact, the truth has been lost. For example, when we speak about Islam
in the west, we try to use our own language and terminology. We speak
about Islam in terms of democracy and fundamentalism, in terms of
parliamentarism and all kinds of terms, which we take from our own
dictionary. One of my professors and one of the greatest orientalists
in the world says that doing is like a cricket reporter describing a
cricket game in baseball terms. We cannot use for one culture or
civilization the language of another. For Islam, you’ve got to use the
language of Islam.
Driving Principles of Islam
Let me explain the principles that are driving the religion of Islam.
Of course, every Moslem has to acknowledge the fact that there is only
But it’s not enough to say that there is only one God. A Moslem has to
acknowledge the fact that there is one God and Mohamed is his prophet.
These are the fundamentals of the religion that without them, one
cannot be a Moslem.
But beyond that, Islam is a civilization. It is a religion that gave
first and foremost a wide and unique legal system that engulfs the
individual, society and nations with rules of behavior. If you are
Moslem, you have to behave according to the rules of Islam which are
set down in the Koran and which are very different than the teachings
of the Bible.
Let me explain the difference.
The Bible is the creation of the spirit of a nation over a very, very
long period, if we talk from the point of view of the scholar, and let
me remain scholarly. But there is one thing that is important in the
Bible. It leads to salvation. It leads to salvation in two ways.
In Judaism, it leads to national salvation – not just a nation that
wants to have a state, but a nation that wants to serve God. That’s the
idea behind the Hebrew text of the Bible.
The New Testament that took the Hebrew Bible moves us toward personal
salvation. So we have got these two kinds of salvation which, from time
to time, meet each other.
But the key word is salvation. Personal salvation means that each
individual is looked after by God, Himself, who leads a person through
His word to salvation. This is the idea in the Bible, whether we are
talking about the Old or the New Testament. All of the laws in the
Bible, even to the minutest ones, are, in fact directed toward this
fact of salvation.
Secondly, there is another point in the Bible, which is highly
important. This is the idea that man was created in the image of God.
Therefore, you don’t just walk around and obliterate the image of God.
Many people, of course, used Biblical rules and turned them upside
down. History has seen a lot of massacres in the name of God and in the
name of Jesus. But as religions, both Judaism and Christianity in their
fundamentals speak about honoring the image of God and the hope of
salvation. These are the two basic fundamentals.
The Essence of Islam
Now let’s move to the essence of Islam. Islam was born with the idea
that it should rule the world.
Let’s look, then, at the difference between these three religions.
Judaism speaks about national salvation – namely that at the end of the
story, when the world becomes a better place, Israel will be in its own
land, ruled by its own king and serving God. Christianity speaks about
the idea that every single person in the world can be saved from his
sings, while Islam speaks about ruling the world. I can quote here in
Arabic, but there is no point in quoting Arabic, so let me quote a
verse in English. “Allah sent Mohammed with the true religion so that
it should rule over all the religions.”
The idea, then, is not that the whole world would become a Moslem world
at this time, but that the whole world would be subdued under the rule
When the Islamic empire was established in 634 AD, within seven years -
640 – the core of the empire was created. The rules that were taken
from the Koran and from the tradition that was ascribed to the prophet
Mohammed, were translated into a real legal system. Jews and Christians
could live under Islam provided they paid poll tax and accepted Islamic
superiority. Of course, they had to be humiliated. And Jews and
Christians living under Islam are humiliated to this very day.
Mohammed Held That All the Biblical Prophets Were Moslems
Mohammed did accept the existence of all the Biblical prophets before
him. However he also said that all these prophets were Moslems. Abraham
was a Moslem. In fact, Adam himself was the first Moslem. Isaac and
Jacob and David and Solomon and Moses and Jesus were all Moslems, and
all of them had writings similar to the Koran. Therefore, world history
is Islamic history because all the heroes of history were Moslems.
Furthermore, Moslems accept the fact that each of these prophets
brought with him some kind of a revelation. Moses, brought the Taurat,
which is the Torah, and Jesus brought the Ingeel, which is the
Evangelion or Gospel – namely the New Testament.
The Bible vs. the Koran
Why then is the Bible not similar to the Koran?
Mohamed explains that the Jews and Christians forged their books. Had
they not been changed and forged, they would have been identical to the
Koran. But because Christians and Jews do have some truth, Islam
concedes that they cannot be completely destroyed by war [for now].
Nevertheless, the laws a very clear – Jews and Christians have no
rights whatsoever to independent existence. They can live under Islamic
rule provided they keep to the rules that Islam promulgates for them.
Islamic Rule and Jihad
What happens if Jews and Christians don’t want to live under the rules
of Islam? Then Islam has to fight them and this fighting is called
Jihad. Jihad means war against those people who don’t want to accept
the Islamic superior rule. That’s jihad. They may be Jews; they may be
Christians; they may be Polytheists. But since we don’t have too many
Polytheists left, at least not in the Middle East – their war is
against the Jews and Christians.
A few days ago, I received a pamphlet that was distributed in the world
by bin Laden. He calls for jihad against America as the leader of the
Christian world, not because America is the supporter of Israel, but
because Americans are desecrating Arabia with their filthy feet. There
are Americans in Arabia were no Christians should be. In this pamphlet
there is not a single word about Israel. Only that Americans are
desecrating the home of the prophet.
The Koran sees the world as divided into two – one part which has come
under Islamic rule and one part which is supposed to come under Islamic
rule in the future. There is a division of the world which is very
clear. Every single person who starts studying Islam knows it.
The world is described as Dar al-Islam (the house of Islam) – that’s
the place where Islam rules – and the other part which is called Dar
al-Harb – the house of war. Not the “house of non-Muslims,” but the
“house of war.” It is this house of war which as to be, at the end of
time, conquered. The world will continue to be in the house of war
until it comes under Islamic rule.
This is the norm. Why? Because Allah says it’s so in the Koran. God has
sent Mohammed with the true religion in order that the truth will
overcome all other religions.
Within the Islamic vision of this world, there are rules that govern
the lives of the Moslems themselves, and these rules are very strict.
In fundamentals, there are no differences between schools of law.
However, there are four streams of factions within Islam with
differences between them concerning the minutiae of the laws. All over
the Islamic world, countries have favored one or another of these
schools of laws.
The strictest school of law is called Hanbali, mainly coming out of
Saudi Arabia. There are no games there, no playing around with the
meanings of words. If the Koran speaks about war, then it’s war.
There are various perspectives in Islam with different interpretations
over the centuries. There were good people that were very enlightened
in Islam that tried to understand things differently. They even brought
traditions from the mouth of the prophet that women and children should
not be killed in war.
These more liberal streams do exist, but there is one thing that is
very important for us to remember. The Hanbali school of law is
extremely strict, and today this is the school that is behind most of
the terrorist powers. Even if we talk about the existence of other
schools of Islamic law, when we’re talking about fighting against the
Jews, or fighting against the Christian world led by America, it is the
Hanbali school of law that is being followed.
Islam and Territory
This civilization created one very important, fundamental rule about
territory. Any territory that comes under Islamic rule cannot be de-
Islamized. Even if at one time or another, the [non-Moslem] enemy takes
over the territory that was under Islamic rule, it is considered to be
This is why whenever you here about the Arab/Israeli conflict, you hear
– territory, territory, territory. There are other aspects to the
conflict, but territory is highly important.
The Christian civilization has not only been seen as a religious
opponent, but as a dam stopping Islam from achieving its final goal for
which it was created.
Islam was created to be the army of God, the army of Allah. Every
single Moslem is a soldier in this army. Every single Moslem that dies
in fighting for the spread of Islam is a shaheed (martyr) no matter how
he dies, because – and this is very important – this is an eternal word
between the two civilizations. It’s not a war that stops. This was is
there because it was created by Allah. Islam must be the ruler. This is
a war that will not end.
Islam and Peace
Peace in Islam can exist only within the Islamic world; peace can only
be between Moslem and Moslem.
With the non-Moslem world or non-Moslem opponents, there can be only
one solution – a cease fire until Moslems can gain more power. It is an
eternal war until the end of days. Peace can only come if the Islamic
The two civilizations can only have periods of cease-fires. And this
idea of cease-fire is based on a very important historical precedent,
which, incidentally, Yasser Arafat referred to when he spoke in
Johannesburg after he signed the Oslo agreement with Israel.
Let me remind you that the document speaks of peace – you wouldn’t
believe that you are reading! You would think that you were reading
some science-fiction piece. I mean when you read it, you can’t believe
that this was signed by Israelis who are actually acquainted with
Islamic policies and civilization.
A few weeks after the Oslo agreement was signed, Arafat went to
Johannesburg, and in a mosque there he made a speech in which he
apologized, saying, “Do you think I signed something with the Jews
which is contrary to the rules of Islam?” (I have obtained a copy of
Arafat’s recorded speech so I heard it from his own mouth.) Arafat
continued, “That’s not so. I’m doing exactly what the prophet Mohammed
Whatever the prophet is supposed have done becomes a precedent. What
Arafat was saying was, “Remember the story of Hodaybiya.” The prophet
had made an agreement there with the tribe of Kuraish for 10 years. But
then he trained 10,000 soldiers and within two years marched on their
city of Mecca. He, of course, found some kind of pretext.
Thus, in Islamic jurisdiction, it became a legal precedent which states
that you are only allowed to make peace for a maximum of 10 years.
Secondly, at the first instance that you are able, you must renew the
jihad [thus breaking the "peace" agreement].
In Israel, it has taken over 50 years in this country for our people to
understand that they cannot speak about [permanent] peace with Moslems.
It will take another 50 years for the western world to understand that
they have got a state of war with the Islamic civilization that is
virile and strong. This should be understood: When we talk about war
and peace, we are not talking in Belgium, French, English, or German
terms. We are talking about war and peace in Islamic terms.
Cease-fire as a Tactical Choice
What makes Islam accept cease-fire? Only one thing – when the enemy is
too strong. It is a tactical choice.
Sometimes, he may have to agree to a cease-fire in the most humiliating
conditions. It’s allowed because Mohammed accepted a cease-fire under
humiliating conditions. That’s what Arafat said to them in
When western policy makers hear these things, they answer, “What are
you talking about? You are in the Middle Ages. You don’t understand the
mechanisms of politics.”
Which mechanisms of politics? There are no mechanisms of politics where
power is. And I want to tell you one thing – we haven’t seen the end of
it, because the minute a radical Moslem power has atomic, chemical or
biological weapons, they will use it. I have no doubt about that.
Now, since we face war and we know that we cannot get more than an
impermanent cease-fire, one has to ask himself what is the major
component of an Israeli/Arab cease-fire. It is that the Islamic side is
weak and your side is strong. The relations between Israel and the Arab
world in the last 50 years since the establishment of our State has
been based only on this idea, the deterrent power.
Wherever You Have Islam, You Will Have War
The reason that we have what we have in Yugoslavia and other places is
because Islam succeeded into entering these countries. Wherever you
have Islam, you will have war. It grows out of the attitude of Islamic
What are the poor people in the Philippines being killed for? What’s
happening between Pakistan and India?
Furthermore, there is another fact that must be remembered. The Islamic
world has not only the attitude of open war, but there’s also war by
One of the things which the western world is not paying enough
attention to is the tremendous growth of Islamic power in the western
world. What happened in America and the Twin Towers is not something
that came from the outside. And if America doesn’t wake up, one day the
Americans will find themselves in a chemical war and most likely in an
atomic war – inside the U.S.
End of Days
It is highly important to understand how a civilization sees the end of
days. In Christianity and in Judaism, we know exactly what is the
vision of the end of days.
In Judaism, it is going to be as in Isaiah – peace between nations, not
just one nation, but between all nations. People will not have any more
need for weapons and nature will be changed – a beautiful end of days
and the kingdom of God on earth.
Christianity goes as far as Revelation to see a day that Satan himself
is obliterated. There are no more powers of evil. That’s the vision.
I’m speaking now as a historian. I try to understand how Islam sees the
end of days. In the end of days, Islam sees a world that is totally
Moslem, completely Moslem under the rule of Islam. Complete and final
Christians will not exist, because according to many Islamic
traditions, the Moslems who are in hell will have to be replaced by
somebody and they’ll be replaced by the Christians.
The Jews will no longer exist, because before the coming of the end of
days, there is going to be a war against the Jews where all Jews should
be killed. I’m quoting now from the heart of Islamic tradition, from
the books that are read by every child in school. They Jews will all be
killed. They’ll be running away and they’ll be hiding behind trees and
rocks, and on that day Allah will give mouths to the rocks and trees
and they will say, “Oh Moslem come here, there is a Jew behind me, kill
him.” Without this, the end of days cannot come. This is a fundamental
Is There a Possibility to End This Dance of War?
The question which we in Israel are asking ourselves is what will
happen to our country? Is there a possibility to end this dance of war?
The answer is, “No. Not in the foreseeable future.” What we can do is
reach a situation where for a few years we may have relative quiet.
But for Islam, the establishment of the state of Israel was a reverse
of Islamic history. First, Islamic territory was taken away from Islam
by Jews. You know by now that this can never be accepted, not even one
meter. So everyone who thinks Tel Aviv is safe is making a grave
mistake. Territory, which at one time was dominated by Islamic rule,
now has become non-Moslem. Non-Moslems are independent of Islamic rule;
Jews have created their own independent state. It is anathema.
And (this is the worse) Israel, a non-Moslem state, is ruling over
Moslems. It is unthinkable that non-Moslems should rule over Moslems.
I believe that Western civilization should hold together and support
each other. Whether this will happen or not, I don’t know. Israel finds
itself on the front lines of this war. It needs the help of its sister
civilization. It needs the help of America and Europe. It needs the
help of the Christian world. One thing I am sure about, this help can
be given by individual Christians who see this as the road to
This article is adapted from a lecture presented at the Feast of
Tabernacles Celebration 2001* by Professor Moshe Sharon. Sharon
received his Doctorate in Medieval Islamic History from the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem. He has served as an Advisor on Arab Affairs to
former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin as well as the Ministry of
Defense. Prof. Sharon is a former director of the World Zionist
Organisation branch in Johannesburg, South Africa and currently
lectures as professor of Islamic History at the Hebrew University.
Other on-line articles by Prof. Sharon:
· “Palestinian Ideology And Practice: 5 Years After Oslo” · Word
Other resources on Islam:
· the Muslim-Christian debate website · Reaching out to Muslims
* Feast of Tabernacles Celebration 2001 was sponsored by ICEJ
This article is provided for information purposes only. It does not
necessarily represent the views of the MJAA
Moshe Sharon has studied Islam for 35 years, and he believes Americans
need to understand the fundamentals of the faith. “They ought to know
that Islam divides the world into two parts: one part that is already
under the rule of Islam, the other part which must come under the rule
of Islam in the future. And this can happen either if the rest of the
world, which is non-Islamic, succumbs to Islam or is conquered by
This division of the world was reflected within bin Laden’s recent
statement. He said, “These events have divided the whole world into two
sides. The side of believers and the side of infidels.”
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