“Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures.” — Qur’an 98:6
Unbelievers are the “worst of creatures.” Do any Muslims today take such talk seriously?
Of course not. If you even ask such questions in America today, you’re betraying yourself as an “Islamophobe.”
But inconvenient for this scenario is a recent post on the blogspot “A Muslim Wife” (thanks to the commenter Religion of Hate), which purports to be (and I have no reason to believe it isn’t) the online musings of a Muslim woman in Florida.
Muslim Wife in her original posts recounts a conversation she had with a neighbor:
What’s So Good About Fasting?
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Kaffir: Oooh, you’re fasting?
Kaffir: No food?! No Drink?!
Kaffir: Not even water? Oh my gosh…I’m so sorry!
Me: Uh….I’m not.
Then she quotes some ahadith in praise of fasting. In the comments comes this:
At Friday, October 05, 2007 6:48:00 PM, Anonymous said”¦
You live in Florida in the United States and you use the word “kaffir” to refer to the people who live next door to you? I’m not trying to be rude but I’m just curious as to why you would do that…
And then, from a reader:
At Monday, October 08, 2007 5:28:00 PM, abdullah said”¦
The kaffir (kuffur) are the enemies of islam. They are less than human unless they revert to the one true way. It is acceptable to be rude to them – regardless of where you live, for they are less than us.
Am I doing what my opponents do to me, quote unmoderated comments and pretend that I have endorsed them? By no means. The Muslim Wife herself, the owner of the blogsite, endorses Abdullah’s statement:
At Monday, October 08, 2007 6:50:00 PM, Muslim Wife said”¦
Anonymous: Did I do something wrong by calling a kaffir a kaffir? Anyways, Abdullah explained it well,masha’Allah, but I’ll put it to ya like this…if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck….
Yes indeed. It is much better that she be honest, call a duck a duck, and thereby alert us to the presence, even in Florida, of this supremacist ideology that would relegate non-Muslims to the status of “less than human.”
UPDATE: Muslim wife laughs at the murder of non-Muslims in a post from October 2006:
What Comes to Mind When I Hear
Car: stupid loud muffler
Murder: non-Muslim: Haha. Muslim: du’a [prayer]
Her kaffir neighbors in Florida must find her utterly charming.