Wednesday, April 27, 2005

A repudiation of Islam - by former Muslims

I've had more than I can stomach about how Islam is a religion of peace and that only the radical extremists carry out violence in Islam's name. This is simply not true! Anyone who has ever read the Quran (Koran) can see for themselves what Islam is about. I've read it cover to cover. It is hateful, exclusionary, violent, and merciless.

But don't take my word for it, read the words of apostates of Islam - those that were RAISED in this religion and have turned away from it because of its brutality and deception. With the present world-climate, it is crucial that the motivations and beliefs that Islam instills in its followers become common knowledge. I encourage you to visit Apostates of Islam, Faith Freedom, or Know Islam. Lastly, here is a link to three literal translations of the Quran.

In case you are a fan of Islam and are too "busy" to search for the truth, I’ll go ahead and post a FEW of these "peaceful" verses from the Quran for your edification - and there are a lot more where these came from:

Quran 4.34 : Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.

(and tortures that are still practiced today):
Quran 3.85 : If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost.

Quran 14.16 : In front of such a one is Hell, and he is given, for drink, boiling fetid water.

Quran 14.17 : In gulps will he sip it, but never will he be near swallowing it down his throat: death will come to him from every quarter, yet will he not die: and in front of him will be a chastisement unrelenting.

Quran 22.19 : These twain (the believers and the disbelievers) are two opponents who contend concerning their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads,

Quran 22.20 : With it shall be melted what is in their bellies and (their) skins as well.

Quran 22.21 : And for them are whips of iron.

Quran 76.4 : For the Rejecters we have prepared chains, yokes, and a blazing Fire.

There are other violations of human rights, which are being done by various muslim countries, such as (again, just a few - there are many more):

In Pakistan and Afghanistan, freedom of speech is prohibited and punishable by law.
In Afghanistan, female employment and education is restricted and in most cases, banned.

Lastly, here are some quotes from former devout Muslims (who, I dare say, would know more than any of us about this religion):

Why Mohammed was not a prophet:

One who claims to be a messenger of God is expected to live a saintly life. He must not be given to lust, he must not be a sexual pervert, and he must not be a rapist, a highway robber, a war criminal, a mass murderer or an assassin. One who claims to be a messenger of God must have a superior character. He must stand above the vices of the people of his time. Yet Muhammad’s life is that of a gangster godfather. He raided merchant caravans, looted innocent people, massacred entire male populations and enslaved the women and children. He raped the women captured in war after killing their husbands and told his followers that it is okay to have sex with their captives and their “right hand possessions” (Quran 33:50) He assassinated those who criticized him and executed them when he came to power and became de facto despot of Arabia. Muhammad was bereft of human compassion. He was an obsessed man with his dreams of grandiosity and could not forgive those who stood in his way. Muhammad was a narcissist like Hitler, Saddam or Stalin. He was astute and knew how to manipulate people, but his emotional intelligence was less evolved than that of a 6-year-old child. He simply could not feel the pain of others. He brutally massacred thousands of innocent people and pillaged their wealth. His ambitions were big and as a narcissist he honestly believed he is entitled to do as he pleased and commit all sorts of crimes and his evil deeds are justified.

Why Quran is not from God:

Muhammad produced no miracles and when pressed he claimed that his miracle is the Quran. Yet a cursory look at the Quran reveals that this book is full of errors. Quran is replete with scientific heresies, historic blunders, mathematical mistakes, logical absurdities, grammatical errors and ethical fallacies. It is badly compiled and it contradicts itself. There is nothing intelligent in this book let alone miraculous. Muhammad challenged people to produce a “Surah like it” or find an error therein, yet Muslims would kill anyone who dares to criticize it. In such a climate of hypocrisy and violence, truth is the first casualty.

One last point. If Islam is such a "religion of peace", why are Muslims engaged in 83% of the planet's warfare right now? Did you know that out of 23 active conflicts on the planet today, Muslims are warring in 19 of them?! Our War on Terror has never been just about US(Americans) vs. THEM! It is about Islam’s stated goal of decimating all infidels. That’s everyone except THEM (see Quran quote above)! Not so peaceful, is it?

Here are some quotes from Newsweek that you can ponder:

Contemporary global politics is in the age of Muslim wars. Muslims fight each other and fight non-Muslims far more often than do peoples of other civilizations. Muslim wars have replaced the cold war as the principal form of international conflict. These wars include wars of terrorism, guerrilla wars, civil wars and interstate conflicts. These instances of Muslim violence could congeal into one major clash of civilizations between Islam and the West or between Islam and the Rest.

According to the International Institute of Strategic Studies, 32 armed conflicts were underway in 2000; more than two thirds involved Muslims. Yet Muslims are only about one fifth of the world’s population.

The age of Muslim wars will end when its causes change or are changed.