Over at FrontPage Mag (via RaymondIbrahim.com), I discuss Muslim reactions to Coptic Pope Shenouda’s recent death, and show how they, once again, expose Islam’s hate for all things non-Muslim. Snippets follow:
…While Ghoneim engaged in the usual lies and projections””saying the Pope wanted to create a Coptic state and “set Egypt ablaze–”there is no denying that Ghoneim’s position on condemning dead infidels is grounded in Islam: the remainder of the cleric’s “eulogy” is riddled with quotes from Islam’s core texts, the Koran, Hadith, and scholarly [ulema] consensus.
For instance, he quoted Caliph Omar’s famous ejaculation upon learning that a Muslim had hired a Christian scribe: “What is wrong with you””may Allah curse you?! Have you not heard Allah’s words: ‘O you who believe: do not take the Jews and the Christians as friends and allies; they are friends and allies of each other’ [Koran 5:51]? Why did you not employ a hanif [a Muslim]? The man replied, “I profit from his [the Christian’s] writing, and his religion is his own affair,” to which the pious Omar rebounded, “I will not honor them, when Allah has humiliated them, nor will I be close to them, when Allah has cast them away.”
Incidentally, Omar is the same “righteous caliph” who gave the contradictory commandment to “Humiliate them [Christians] but do not wrong them–”as if humiliating people does not amount to “wronging” them. (For more Islamic quotes, see this fatwa.)
Which leads to the great irony of Islam: while it boasts that it is the religion of fitra, the religion of “nature,” which is why all humans are supposedly born Muslims, its teachings””from “adult breastfeeding” to “death-sex–”often contradict the most natural human impulses. Worse, while many religions try to ennoble humanity, by making them strive to a higher level, here is yet another example of Islam forcing people downwards, to tribalism and egoism, to rancor and hatred.