Just another book

Aussie blogger Pommygranate was present at the Sydney Recital Hall for close of the writer’s festival which featured Ayan Hirsi Ali.   Here is an excerpt:

ayaan.jpg“She talked of how she demanded the beheading of Salman Rushdie as a schoolgirl following the publication of the Satanic Verses, of how she learned to despise Israel without knowing a thing about it.

And then she spoke of September 11th, 2001.”

“On a bright Tuesday morning in New York and Washington, planes full of people flew into buildings full of people. I prayed this was not the work of Muslims. I picked up the Holy Book and there I found Osama bin Laden’s words of justification. Did the attacks stem from true belief in true Islam? I had to make the leap to believing the Holy Book was relative – not absolute, not the literal syllables pronounced by God, but a historical record, written by men 150 years after the Prophet Muhammad’s death. In other words, it was just another book.”

“She dismissed those critics who claim she is anti-Islamic with the words I started this article with. But she also added that she is not a Muslim because…”

“I have lost the fear of the Holy Book. I have lost the terror of being burned alive after I die. I am not a Muslim because I lost respect for the book and its author and his messenger. I lost respect for them because of their bloodthirsty demands to kill and hate. I now feel the common humanity with those I once shunned: the Jews, Christians, atheists, gays, sinners of all stripes and colours. I lost respect not for Muslims but for what they fear.”

Pommy has an excellent post.  I encourage you to read it all. 

Infidelophobia©…In The Words Of The Koran!

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We hear from many that those of us who are suspicious of Islam, and it’s practitioners, have a phobia, that we are Islamophobes. To this I say “Bull Hockey!”
Personally, I don’t fear Islam, I despise it, and don’t view it as a true religion at all, but a cult. As with all cults, there are many genuinely nice people, with good intentions, that get fooled, and suckered into it’s beliefs.
There is, however, very strong evidence, from the mouth of Ol’Moh himself, and his disciples that added to the words in the Koran, that Islam is very fearful of other beliefs.
Therefore, to be perfectly clear, those who claim that I, and many others, have a phobia towards Islam, the opposite is true. Those who follow Islam are Infidelophobes©.
Here are some examples:

Sura (5:51) – “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”

Sura (5:80) – “You will see many of them befriending those who disbelieve; certainly evil is that which their souls have sent before for them, that Allah became displeased with them and in chastisement shall they abide.” Those Muslims who befriend unbelievers will abide in hell.

Sura (3:28) – “Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah…”

Sura (3:118) – “O you who believe! do not take for intimate friends from among others than your own people…”

Muslim(19:4294)-”When you meet your enemies who are polytheists [Christians], invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them … If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them” Reference.

One of the most influential Islamic scholars of the modern age, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, says that Muslims have a duty to overthrow non-Islamic governments by violent means. He explains:

“Islam is not merely a belief, so that it is enough merely to preach it. Islam, which is a way of life, takes practical steps to organize a movement for freeing man. Other societies do not give it [Islam] any opportunity to organize its followers according to its own method, and hence it is the duty of Islam to annihilate all such systems, as they are obstacles in the way of universal freedom. Only in this manner can the way of life be wholly dedicated to Allah, so that neither any human authority nor the question of servitude remains, as is the case in all other systems which are based on man’s servitude to man.” [Quoted from Andrew Bostom's The Legacy of Jihad]

Sura (9:29) – Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Sura (9:30) – And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!

Sura (48:29) – Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves

Sura (61:4) – Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way

Sura (66:9) – O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.

Of course, I could continue on ad infinitum, this is just a short list to illustrate the phobia that Islam has for us proud infidels.
Hope someone takes a snap shot of this.

*Thanks to The Religion Of Peace, for being such an excellent source of info*

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