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Relevant Works by Mel

The Romance of Anais, an Arthurian-style tale written 1996 describing how Bush got us in the mess in Iraq with a short commentary on the
Chang-an cheat

Duty & Profit, Nov. 1994
Against Leviathan, Jan. 1993
Immoral Coercion, Dec. 1994
Philistia Triumph thou
because of me
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Tapestry of One – on the creed of Buddha,
Quest for Human Dignity, July 1994

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The “Allah” Controversy

A controversy highlighting issues
among Muslims, Christians & Jew

By Mel Copeland

Appendix B
The complaints against Islam

Reconciliation of the faiths must occur through a full disclosure of the objections presented by the contesting sides. We begin with a group associated with the conservative Republican "Tea Party" movement:

From "Whom are we at war with?" (extracts from the text):

"...Al-Qaeda is nothing more than a name, a false front to prevent us from recognizing our enemy. Our enemy is Islam. All of the Islamic terrorist groups share one common element; what is it? ...

Only Allah has the right to be worshiped.

This expression occurs frequently in the Hilali & Khan translation of the Noble Qur'an. I found it in 35 of the 114 surahs. Here is one example. 2:163. And your Ilâh (God) is One Ilâh (God - Allâh), Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (there is none who has the right to be worshipped but He), the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. If only Allah has the right to be worshiped, then religions other than Islam are prohibited.

Only Allah has the right to rule.

33:36. It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allâh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.

Governments not operating on the principle of Shari'ah must be overthrown and replaced by Islamic regimes.

Muslims are obligated to enforce Allah's rights.

What is the relationship between Allah and the Muslims? It is a master: slave relationship, one to many...

  • 9:111. Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .

What is Allah's cause? His cause is to make Islam dominate the world. How do I know this? By Allah's word and hadith.

  • 9:33. It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islâm), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) hate (it).

    Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 65:
    Narrated Abu Musa:

    A man came to the Prophet and asked, "A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in Allah's Cause?" The Prophet said, "He who fights that Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah's Cause." ...

In 9:111, a bargain is mentioned, what is it? The bargain is the sale of their souls to Allah. We learn more about it in Surah As-Saff. It is the commerce which saves a Muslim from the fire and assures his admission to the celestial bordello.

  • 61:10. O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment.

    61:11. That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!

    61:12. (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of 'Adn ­ Eternity ['Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.

    61:13. And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, help from Allâh (against your enemies) and a near victory. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad ) to the believers.

..For the description of Hell, turn to 56:41 and 22:19 The threat of eternal damnation is clearly implicit in At-Taubah 38-39.

  • 9:38. O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter.

    9:39. If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to do all things.

Orders to fight

These are contained in Surah Al-Anfal & Surah At-Taubah. They are fight until loops, with neither geographic nor chronological limits.

  • 8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.

    9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

The orders to fight are confirmed by Moe [Mohammed] in this hadith.

  • Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
    Narrated Anas bin Malik:

    Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."

Practical Application

For this, we turn to Maududi's Jihad In Islam. Open it to page 15.

  • ...Islam is not merely a religious creed or a set of rituals but it is a comprehensive system that tends to annihilate all tyrannical and evil systems in the world and to enforce its own reformation programme which it deems best in the interest of mankind.

Flip one more page.

  • eliminate the hegemony of un-Islamic aystems replacing them with a balanced social and cultural order called the Word of Allah by the holy Quran,...

They will not be satisfied with reconquering Israel, Spain, Greece, etc. Their objective is total global conquest.

When Islam attacks

The religious obligation to participate in the annual attacks on disbelievers is fard al-kifaya, binding on all eligible Muslim men until a sufficient number have reported to the battlefront.

When we retaliate

The religious obligation to defend Dar al-Islam is fard ayn: binding on all eligible male Muslims, plus slaves and adolescents. If the Muslims are overrun, the fard extends to women, children, sheikhs and slaves.

A clue for you

Brig. S.K. Malik, in the Qur'anic Concept of War, uses language so plain as to be crystal clear. We must learn from this! This crucial quote is found on page 60. [Emphasis added.]

  • [Malik] Terror cannot be struck into the hearts of an army by merely cutting its lines of communication or depriving it of its routes of withdrawal. It is basically related to the strength or weakness of the human soul. It can be instilled only if the opponent's Faith is destroyed. Psychological dislocation is temporary; spiritual dislocation is permanent. Psychological dislocation can be produced by a physical act but this docs not hold good of the spiritual dislocation. To instill terror into the hearts of the enemy, it is essential. in the ultimate analysis, to dislocate his Faith. An invincible Faith is immune to terror.

A weak Faith offers inroads to terror. The Faith conferred upon us by the Holy Qur'an has the inherent strength to ward off terror from us and to enable us to strike terror into the enemy. Whatever the form or type of strategy directed against the enemy, it must, in order to be effective, be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy. A strategy that fails to attain this condition suffers from inherent drawbacks and weaknesses; and should be reviewed and modified. This rule is fully applicable to nuclear as well as conventional wars. It is equally true of the strategy of nuclear deterrence in fashion today. To be credible and effective, the strategy of deterrence must be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy.

To terrorize us, they first set out to destroy our faith...So long as Muslims continue to believe that Allah will burn them in Hell if they do not wage war against us, and will reward them with eternity in the celestial bordello if they do, we will never have peace and security. They will continue to torment us, poking and prodding for weakness. Eventually they will nuke us. The war must be waged against Islam, and we must use the ultimate weapon: truth...

( [Ben's] comments to Facebook page " Remove All Groups and Pages that Attack Islam"):

Until when will we watch transgressors step into our lives as if they own us?" (Ben)
We would live and let live, but you will not. Islam demands that the entire world submit to it. We object to Islam precisely because it attempts to impose itself upon us by force. For the details, see: What's Wrong With Islam/Muslims?

Until when will we specifically ignore our own rights to the freedom of religion? (Ben) Until Islam is no more.

(Ben) — My right to question, criticize and mock Islam does not in any way impair your freedom of religion.

Practice it peacefully anywhere civilized? (Ben) — Islam cannot be practiced peacefully. Jihad is ordained for you. Allah commands you to wage war upon us. [J.M. Rodwell] hadith confirm & Shari'ah codifies the jihad imperatives.

    When people think they can mentally or physically attack anyone (Ben) —

    Yes I agree killing innocent people is wrong (Ben) —

    Only Muslims are innocent, all others are rebels against Allah, subject to the hudud prescribed in 5:33. Ibn Kathir, in his tafsir, defines waging war against Allah to include disbelief.

    `Wage war' mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. [ The Punishment of those Who Cause Mischief in the Land]

    Publicly humiliating any religion (Ben) —

    • 98:6. Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islâm, the Qur'ân and Prophet Muhammad ()) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.
    • 5:60. Say (O Muhammad to the people of the Scripture): "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allâh: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allâh and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Tâghût (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell­fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)."

    Creating any laws that contradict individual rights is wrong (Ben) —

      O11.5 Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:

      -1- are penalized for committing adultery or theft, thought not for drunkenness;

      -2- are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar);

      -3- are not greeted with "as-Salamu 'alaykum";

      -4- must keep to the side of the street;

      -5- may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims' buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;

      -6- are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays;

      -7- and are forbidden to build new churches. Restrictions on dhimmis.

Ben's other comments regarding Muslim demonstrators / complaints:

"who call for human rights and one law" — The Muslim demonstrators, including Asad Ullah, were demanding imposition of Shari'ah on Britain, the wrong law for all.

"when one man legislates over another" — Shari'ah is one man : Muhammad, legislating over everybody. It is founded on his preaching & practice; the Qur'an & hadith. It is epitomized by this ayeh.

  • 33:36. It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allâh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.
  • "...until we all submit to one law, and that is the law of God.”

    Reconciliation of the faiths that derive their authority from the Bible must be based upon the Bible. We have established that the Koran intended and argued to a great extent that it was written to confirm the Bible (i.e., Jewish Scriptures, Torah and Gospel of Jesus). It also acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah.

    Yes, arbitrary arrest of EDL members for exercising the right of free speech is oppression; Shari'ah will increase, not decrease oppression.
    Shari'ah makes any negative expression about Allah, Moe or their system of oppression a capitol offense. Wake up, wise up & rise up for the love of liberty!

    ...The Muslim narrative is supremely Judeophobic, and he [Barack Hussein Obama] sticks to it like a leach because of his Muslim identity. Islam was designed to appeal to Jews by co-opting their prophets and incorporating parts of their history. The grand design failed, most of the targeted Jews recognized the trap and laughed Moe to scorn. That exacerbated the hatred which flows from the Ishmaelite narrative.

    Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 392:
    Narrated Abu Huraira:

    While we were in the Mosque, the Prophet came out and said, "Let us go to the Jews" We went out till we reached Bait-ul-Midras. He said to them, "If you embrace Islam, you will be safe.You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. So, if anyone amongst you owns some property, he is permitted to sell it, otherwise you should know that the Earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle."

    That saying relates directly to the settlements in the Hijaz, but it has a wider application. Notice that "the Earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle." To perceive the complete picture, you need to read another saying.

    Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2477
    Narrated Ibn Hawalah:

    The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah's chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.

    Moe said that Iraq, Syria and Yemen would be invaded and conquered. He gave the highest priority to Syria, because "Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people." "Syria" refers to the Roman Province of Syria, which included the Holy Land. We are dealing with what Germans called Judenhass. The Qur'an has a few clues for the clueless.

    98:6. Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islâm, the Qur'ân and Prophet Muhammad ()) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.

    2:91. And when it is said to them (the Jews), "Believe in what Allâh has sent down," they say, "We believe in what was sent down to us." And they disbelieve in that which came after it, while it is the truth confirming what is with them. Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him to them): "Why then have you killed the Prophets of Allâh aforetime, if you indeed have been believers?"

    9:30. And the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allâh, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allâh. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allâh's Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!

    7:167. And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (i.e. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is Oft­Forgiving, Most Merciful (for the obedient and those who beg Allâh's Forgiveness).
    Who is it that Allah sends to torment and humiliate the Jews? The same people who cannot swing open the gates of Paradise until they hunt down and murder the last Jew. Because many pretend ignorance of the disgusting genocide hadith, I will quote it exhaustively in the significant variants.

    Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 56, Number 791:
    Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:

    I heard allah's Apostle saying, "The Jews will fight with you, and you will be given victory over them so that a stone will say, "O Muslim! There is a Jew behind me; kill him!"

    Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177:
    Narrated Abu Huraira:

    Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

    Genocidal hatred of Jews, a hatred which transcends all other issues, even the livelihood of the Palestinians, is enshrined in the Qur'an & hadith. The reconquest of Israel is item number one on Islam's agenda because Israel, by recovering a tiny fragment of her ancient patrimony and governing Muslims who occupy it, proves Allah to be an impotent idol. To Islam, Israel is the ultimate blasphemy...

    The Persecution of Hector Aleem Will be Your Persecution

    How would you feel if your loved one was incarcerated, tortured and threatened with death on trumped up charges of "blasphemy? What would be going through your mind if he disappeared from jail and could not be found? How would you pay escalating legal fees?

    That is the situation of the family of Hector Aleem. Christians do not get Justice where Allah's writ runs. Pakistan's blasphemy law derives moral support and legitimacy from the annual resolutions "combating defamation of religions" passed by the General Assembly and Human Rights Council.

    OIC [Organization of Islamic Conference) is striving to convert those resolutions into binding international law so that we can be subjected to persecution just as Hector Aleem is. The time for action is now, before their Ad Hoc Cmte. meets in November....

    ...Ignore the cloaking prose of the legislation on Pakistan's books. Look through it to Shari'ah and witness the execrable reality of Islam, which causes reasonable men to curse it.

    Chapter O8.0: Apostasy from Islam (Ridda)

    (O: Leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief (kufr) and the worst. It may come about through sarcasm, as when someone is told, ``Trim your nails, it is sunna,'' and he replies, ``I would not do it even if it were,'' as opposed to when some circumstance exists which exonerates him of having committed apostasy, such as when his tongue runs away with him, or when he is quoting someone, or says it out of fear.)

    O8.1 When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.

    O8.2 In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (A: or his representive) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.

    O8.3 If he is a freeman, no one besides the caliph or his representative may kill him. If someone else kills him, the killer is disciplined (def: o17) (O: for arrogating the caliph's prerogative and encroaching upon his rights, as this is one of his duties).

    O8.4 There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserves to die).

    There is no doubt about the penalty prescribed for apostasy. Nor is there any doubt concerning its definition. The list of acts and attitudes is long, I cite here those most relevant.

    O8.7: Acts that Entail Leaving Islam

    -4- to revile Allah or His messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace);
    -5- to deny the existence of Allah, His beginingless eternality, His endless eternality, or to deny any of His attributes which the consensus of Muslims ascribes to Him (dis: v1);
    -6- to be sarcastic about Allah's name, His command, His interdiction, His promise, or His threat;
    -7- to deny any verse of the Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus (def: b7) belongs to it, or to add a verse that does belong to it;
    -15- to hold that any of Allah's messengers or prophets are liars, or to deny their being sent;

    (n: `Ala' al-din' Abidin adds the following:
    -16- to revile the religion of Islam;
    -19- to be sarcastic about any ruling of the Sacred Law;
    -20- or to deny that Allah intended the Prophet's message (Allah bless him and give him peace) to be the religion followed by the entire world (dis: w4.3-4) (al-Hadiyya al-`Ala'iyya (y4), 423-24).

    Another paragraph lists the limits on conquered Christians. Yet another paragraph identifies acts which abrogate a Christian's treaty of protection, subjecting him to immediate execution. Five items are listed, one is relevant.

    O11.10 The agreement is also violated (A: with respect to the offender alone) if the state has stipulated that any of the following things break it, and one of the subjects does so anyway, though if the state has not stipulated that these break the agreement, then they do not; namely, if one of the subject people:

    -5- or mentions something impermissible about Allah, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), or Islam.
    The OIC has pushed through resolutions condemning "defamation of Islam" every year since '05. Now they are campaigning to make those resolutions legally binding on UN member states. The Ad Hoc Cmte. meets again at the end of November.

    ...The following quotation is from the bottom of page 58 of The Qur'anic Concept of War, a strategic training manual written by Brig. S.K. Malik for the army of Pakistan.
    Terror struck into the hearts of the enemies is not only a means, it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into
    the opponenfs heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet
    and merge. Terror is not a means of imposing decision upon the enemy; it is me decinbn we wish to impose upon him.
    Inflicting terror is both a means and an end which makes victory possible. No, Pakistan is not the enemy; don't jump to conclusions. Look at the title of the book. What is the origin of the tactical use of terror? If you answered "the Qur'an," you are beginning to catch on. If not, I suggest that you take a remedial reading course to improve your comprehension skills.

    The Qur'an is the scripture of Islam, its guide to all aspects of life including warfare. Allah said that he would cast terror into the hearts of disbelievers. That statement is found in 3:151 and 8:12. In the latter verse, he told the angels and the Muslims what to do to cast terror. In 8:57, he commanded Muslims to inflict a severe defeat on their victims in order to affect the psychology of future victims; to terrify them. In 8:60, he commanded the Muslims to maximize the power of their army so as to terrify their enemies.

    Allah said that he cast terror, resulting in victory for the Muslims. In 33:26-27, we learn that Allah's casting of terror resulted in the killing of the men of one tribe and the enslavement of their widows and orphans. It also resulted in the seizeure of their real and personal property. In 59:2 we learn that casting terror resulted in the defeat of another tribe who destroyed their own homes. At the conclusion of the latter verse, we find something special. "Then take admonition, O you with eyes (to see)." As hinted in 8:57, Allah is setting up the destruction of one set of victims as an example to instill terror in future victims.

    The Qur'anic sanctification of terrorism might be dismissed as metaphorical or apocryphal but for the ample confirmations found in hadith, the oral traditions of Moe's companions on the battlefield. Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 lists five special gifts that distinguish Moe from other Prophets. The first of those five items is most instructive: "Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month's journey.". Sahih Bukhari 4.52.220 tells us how Moe was made victorious: "...I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), ...".

    The tactic of casting terror is sanctified by the Qur'an and exemplifed by hadith...That is standard, off the shelf, orthodox, mainstream Islam, not some imaginary "radical," "extremist" or "fundamentalist" subset or offshoot.

    Perpetual warfare is another sacrament of Islam, mandated by 2:216 and commanded in 8:39, 9:29 and 9:123. The imperative is confirmed in Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387. The perpetual duration of jihad is confirmed in Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2526.

    (Ben's response to Senator Lieberman's comments on Islam):

    ..."violent Islamist extremism" & "moderate Muslims," — I already proved the fact that offensive jihad using terrorism as a tactic is an intrinsic sacrament of Islam as Moe preached and practiced it. Muslims who reject the sacrament of offensive jihad are not moderates, they are hypocrites. That term is used in 18 of the 114 Surahs. 3:156 denounces them as cowards. In 9:38, Allah threatens the hypocrites with hellfire for refusing to join the jihad. in 9:68 he converts the threat into a promise.

    ...Islam is intrinsically violent. Muslims engaged in terroristic jihad are obeying Allah and emulating their prophet. They are zealots; believers [8:2, 49:15 ], not extremists.

    Senator Lieberman correctly identifies the weakness in identifying al-Qaeda as the enemy, but in the process, he repeats the big lie.

    [Lieberman] First, it is not fully accurate. Defining the enemy by reference to al-Qaeda implies that this war is primarily about destroying an organization, rather than defeating a broader political ideology. This war will not end when al-Qaeda has been vanquished — though that, of course, is a critical goal — but only when the ideology of violent Islamist extremism that inspires and predates it is decisively rejected. That ideology motivates many other groups and individuals.

    ...Senator Lieberman swerved near to the truth before quickly counter steering: ideological dimensions. The ideas that Allah is the deity, that he mandates global conquest, that Islam must be made to dominate the world are central to this war. This war can not be won without breaking the Muslim's faith. One man leads the way: Father Zakaria Botros; follow his lead!!! It all rests on one man's image: Moe. We must make Muslims aware of his true character and conduct. Fr. Botros knows how to do that, and he does it. We must scale up his mission...we must defeat Islam ideologically.

    It appears from the next quote that Senator Lieberman may be living in fantasy land.

    We must encourage and empower the non-violent Muslim majority to raise their voices to condemn the Islamist extremist ideology as a desecration of Islam, responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of innocent Muslims and people of other faiths. How can we expect those Muslims to have the courage to stand and do that if we are unwilling to define and describe the enemy as dramatically different from them?
    Islam is the enemy, of the hypocrites as much as us. Allah lumps them in with us, to be killed and gathered into Hell. Muslims are the enemy; they are not different from the enemy, they are part of it. Islam is what Moe preached and practiced; Muslims are believers in what Moe preached, who attempt to emulate his works. Moe's preaching & example are not moderate, they are not peaceful and anodyne.

    ...Usama bin Laden's declaration of war against us is not the first. The first Islamic declaration of of war against us was not specific, it was generic and global. It is contained in 8:39 & 9:29, which are codifed in Shar'iah as Book O, Chapter 9.8 & 9.9 of Reliance of the Traveller. Sentient people will read them and curse Islam.

    When Caliph Umar sent his army to Persia, his general made a statement you need to know about. It is found in Sahih Bukhari 4.53.386.
    Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: "Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master."

    Compare the quote above to the response given to Adams & Jefferson when they asked by what right the Barbary Pirates attacked our shipping. The quote comes from Wikipedia.

    The ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet (Mohammed), that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to heaven. [3]
    The "ideological nature of this struggle" boils down to: Allah's exclusive right to be worshipped, Allah's exclusive right to rule and the Muslim's obligation to enforce them...

    (Ben's 6.25.10 blogpost regarding being banned in Pakistan) ...This blog performs that exposure using quotes from authentic translations from Islam's canon of scripture, tradition, exegesis & jurisprudence, whenever possible linking those quotes to source for easy verification and contextual exploration. Through those links, readers can access the Qur'an in multiple translations, the four most authentic of the six canonical hadith collections, Ibn Kathir's Tafsir and Reliance of the Traveller, the all purpose handbook of Shafi'ite Fiqh.

    Fellow bloggers who wish to emulate this blog's content can find the resources they need at, including the URLGenerator utility for creating hyperlinks to Islam's canon. I do not copyright my blog posts. Anyone desiring to repost them for non-commercial purposes is encouraged to do so...
    [Full commentary>>]

    See also Maravot News "The Allah Controversy," Chapter 6 Ideological threats to world peace.

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