Kill and To Die In The Name of Allah
The following are news items quoted from newspapers in the last few years.
October 19, 1994
July 18, 1995
February 26, 1993
May 4, 1992
These are just a few samples out of thousands of terrorist attacks, which all have one element in common: They were all committed by Muslim fundamentalists. While there are extremists in other groups, who are capable of committing acts of violence, it seems that violence committed by Muslim extremists exceeds the violence of all other groups combined.
WHY DO MUSLIM FUNDAMENTALISTS
ACT THIS WAY?
So what goes on in their minds when they act violently? To understand this one must understand an important and dangerous Islamic teaching called "Jihad", ( or Holy War).
It is important to understand that not every Arab is a Muslim, not every Muslim is an Arab, and not every Muslim is a fundamentalist. We are not trying to attack a religion. We are only exposing a teaching in a religion that could have a serious effect on all society.
It is also important to know that in exercising Jihad, Muslim fundamentalists may not think they are trying to maliciously hurt others, but rather they are only obeying Gods commandments. And in doing so, they are assuring themselves a place in Paradise.
JIHAD ( Holy War)
In resorting to violence, Muslims will not have any problem finding passages in the Quran ( believed by Muslims to be Allahs word), and the Hadith (Mohammeds sayings as recorded by Al Bukhari), that will not only condone violence, but will also demand it.
JIHAD IN THE "QURAN".
"Strike terror (into the hearts of)
the enemies of God and your enemies."
Fight (kill) them (non-Muslims), and God will punish, (torment) them by your hands, cover them with shame." Surah 9:14
" I will instill terror into the hearts
of the unbelievers, smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips
off them. It is not ye who slew them; it was God."
JIHAD IN THE "HADITH".
Mohammed was once asked: what is the best deed for the Muslim next to believing in Allah and His Apostle? His answer was : " To participate in Jihad in Allahs cause. " Al Bukhari vol 1:25.
Mohammed was quoted as saying:
"I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, none has the
right to be worshipped but Allah."
Mohammed also said; "The person
who participates in (Holy Battles) in Allahs cause and nothing compels
him do so except belief in Allah and His Apostle, will be recompensed by
Allah either with a reward, or booty ( if he survives) or will be admitted
to Paradise ( if he is killed). Al Bukhari vol 1:35
MOHAMMED: AN EXAMPLE
When the prophet of Islam started preaching
his new religion in Mecca, he was conciliatory to Christians and Jews.
He told them, "We believe in what has been sent down to us and sent down
to you, our God is the same as your God. "Surah 29:45. This attitude
changed completely after he gained strength. Allah then tells him
Regarding Christians and Jews, it seems that Mohammed hated the Jews more. During his lifetime, Mohammed devoted much of his efforts to get rid of the Jews: "You (Jews) should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His apostle, and I want to expel from this land ( the Arabian Peninsula), so, if anyone owns property, he is permitted to sell it". Mohammed was quoted.
At that time there were in Medina three Jewish tribes. Two of them, the Qaynqa and the Bani-al-Nudair tribes, were besieged by Mohammeds men, blocking their access to food supplies, until they surrendered on Mohammeds terms, which were that their lives would be spared, that they must emigrate from Medina, and that they must deposit all their belongings at a certain place for distribution among Muslims.
The third tribe, Bani Quayza, was not as lucky. After the war of the trench, in which Mohammed was besieged by the Qurayshites led, by Abu Sofyan, it was alleged that Bani Qurayza agreed to provide help from within to Abu Sofyans forces. Although the alleged help did not materialize and the siege eventually ended, nevertheless, Mohammed never forgave them for their willingness to help his enemies.
Muslims turned against Bani Qurayza and blocked their streets for twenty five days.
The Jewish tribe expressed readiness to accept the surrender terms which had been conceded to the other two Jewish tribes, namely cession of their belongings and departure with safe conduct.
Mohammed, however, would not consent to this, and instead appointed as an arbiter Saad iben Moaz, a man who was known to be on bad terms with Bani Qurayza. Saad ruled that all Bani Qurayzas men should be beheaded, that the women and children should be sold as slaves, and that all their property should be divided among the Muslims.
Trenches were dug in the bazaar of
Medina for disposal of the nine hundred Jewish bodies whom Mohammed had
spent the night slaughtering. (See Ibn Hisham: The Propehts Biography:
vol 2 pages 40&41.)
[This is a copy of a flyer that was available at http://www.thequran.com/flyer/flyer3.html but that site completely disappeared.]
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