D.C. Watson unmasks some less-than-upfront statements from recent news:
Recently, Sheik Hamza Yusuf, a Muslim cleric in the United States, was part of a speaking engagement at a University of Houston event. In what should come as no surprise, he seems to have been less than forthright about the violence in the Qur’an, cloaking its actual words in a nice, neat package of tolerance and moderate Islam.
From the New York Times story about him and other “moderate Muslims”:
Mr. Yusuf told the audience in Houston to beware of “fanatics” who pluck Islamic scripture out of context and say, “We’re going to tell you what God says on every single issue.” “That’s not Islam,” Mr. Yusuf said. “That’s psychopathy.”
He asked the audience to pray for the victims of kidnappers in Iraq, saying that kidnapping is just as bad as American bombings in which the military dismisses the civilians killed as “collateral damage.”
“They’re both sinister, as far as I’m concerned,” he said. “One is efficient, the other is pathetic.”…
Perhaps Mr. Yusuf should come clean and admit that what is truly pathetic is the fact that these “brave mujahadeen” find it acceptable to hide behind innocent women and children. And about that worn out excuse that the Qur’an is being taken “out of context–¦.
The passages in the Qur’an that call Muslims to violence are obviously and certainly understandable, even for the simplest of people. There is nothing being taken out of context in this scripture. Exactly how “out of context” can any of the following phrases be taken?
“Slay the idolaters” Qur’an 9:5
“The spoils of war belong to Allah and his messenger” Qur’an 8:1
“I will cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers” Qur’an 8:12
“You will soon be invited to fight against a nation of mighty prowess. Fight them until they submit” Qur’an 48:16
“Strike off their heads” Qur’an 8:12
“Besiege them” Qur’an 9:5
“Strike off every fingertip of them” Qur’an 8:12
“Fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah” Qur’an 8:39
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah” Qur’an 9:29
“Urge the believers to war” Qur’an 8:65
“Until they pay the tax, acknowledge superiority, and are in a state of subjection” Qur’an 9.29
“Permission to fight is given to those upon whom war is made because they are oppressed” Qur’an 22:39
“Take then captives” Qur’an 9:5
“So when you battle the unbelievers, then smite their necks until you have overcome them, and then make them prisoners” Qur’an 47:4
“Fighting is enjoined on you, and it is an object of dislike to you; and it may be that you dislike a thing while it is good for you” Qur’an 22:16
“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and his messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is that they should be killed or crucified, or their hands and feet should be cut off on opposite sides, or they should be imprisoned” Qur’an 5:33
“Lie in wait for them in every ambush” Qur’an 9:5
These are but a few samples of “peace and tolerance” that can be found in not one, not two, but in over 160 verses spread throughout the pages of the “Noble” Qur’an.
In the same story, another imam, Ziad Shakir, says this:
“Every Muslim who is honest would say, I would like to see America become a Muslim country.” “I think it would help people, and if I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t be a Muslim. Because Islam helped me as a person, and it’s helped a lot of people in my community.”
A message for all of the Islamists living among us in the United States who haven’t yet been arrested, convicted, or deported (as the arrests continue): We as Americans are about to celebrate our 230th year of independence and freedom. The American Revolution was sparked by several issues, with the most important issue being Liberty.
Islam and Shari”ah law offer no liberty. They offer no equality, and they offer no alternative thought. Islamic law is centuries behind modern times, and goes against the grain of freedom, equality, and democracy, and it has no place anywhere in the United States or its territories.
Islamists would be wise to understand that Muhammad cannot help them establish an Islamic theocracy here. Once we, the people, weed out some of our more knuckle headed elected officials who have fallen for the “religion of peace” facade, as more and more Americans have been, and continue to be awakened to the Islamist agenda, and as the increasingly growing anti-Islamic jihad movement continues to gain momentum, Islamists will have nowhere to go but back to their place of origin in the sand, and Americans will continue to celebrate being the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Islamism doesn’t mix in our melting pot, so make the most of the opportunity and take it somewhere else.