But where did they get this idea in the first place? Could it have been from the Qur’an, which calls Muslims “the best of people” (3:110) and unbelievers “the most vile of created beings” (98:6)? The sharp dichotomy between believers and unbelievers runs through all of Islam, and is epitomized by this verse: “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, harsh to the unbelievers” (Qur’an 48:29). In other words, Islam on top, Infidels below. It has proven impolitic to say this aloud in Malaysia today, but that doesn’t mean that many Muslims there have stopped believing it.
“After backlash, Isma retracts article titled ‘Islam on top, infidels below,’” Malay Mail Online, October 12, 2014:
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Faced with scrutiny, Islamist group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) took down today an article published yesterday on its website, which had argued that “infidels” are to always remain below Muslims.
The group initially posted a correction to the article after wrongly attributing it to Isma central committee member Abdul Halim Abdullah, but later deleted the article from its website after it was picked up by news portals The Malaysian Insider and Malaysiakini.
“On October 11, ISMAweb has published the article and now ISMAweb has retracted the article,” said the group’s statement today, referring to its portal
“ISMAweb apologises for what happened,” it added without further explanation.
The article titled “Islam di atas, kafir di bawah” [translated: Islam on top, infidels below] was penned by a self-styled “Isma fighter” identified only as “Rijal”, and claimed that the world had only been in peace when Islam reigned 1,300 years ago.
“That was why our ancestors martyred themselves to chase Christian Invaders away from Tanah Melayu. They were not willing for Christian Invaders to be on top or to have supremacy on this blessed land,” the article had said.
“That is why we reject the ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ concept because it wants to return the status of this Islamic motherland to its pre-Independence aspects regarding the status of Islam and its adherents.”…