Saturday, September 11, 2010

To burn or not to burn the Qur'an, that is the question. Which will it be.

When the news media began spreading the word about Pastor Terry Jones’ plan to burn copies of the Qur’an on September 11th (today), worldwide reaction ignited like a wildfire. Explosive demonstrations by thousands of Muslims sprang up in every country with a sizeable Muslim population. Such spontaneous reactions always require some form of organization with leadership and in the Muslim world that comes down to the local clerics stirring up the masses from within their mosques. Just as hundreds of thousands of Muslims danced with joy in the streets in every Muslim city after news of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington was broadcast globally, the worldwide Muslim community thinks, speaks and acts as of a single mind, like a colony of ants. In the Islamic culture there is no freedom of thought, there is no free will, there is only mindless obedience to the Qur’an and the ever present 5-times-a-day daily reminders conducted by Muslim clerics.

According to the Associated Press: “An Indonesian Muslim cleric said that  “whether or not he burns the Quran, Jones had already hurt the heart of the Muslim world. If he'd gone through with it, it would have been tantamount to war,” the cleric said in the coastal town of Lhokseumawe.  “A war that would have rallied Muslims all over the world.”

If Islam is just a religion how do you wage a war against it? Islam is not just a religion, it is a political system, a military force and a worldwide cult governed by its own constitution which is the Qur’an.
Ali Sina, an outspoken former Muslim, wrote in an article published in Former Muslims United that explains how Muslims can easily be incited to violence.
We have two kinds of Muslims: Terrorist Muslims and ignorant Muslims. The former are those who know Islam well and live by its dictums. The latter have no clue about their religion and have an idealized image of Islam that has no bases in facts.

Every “moderate” Muslim is a potential terrorist. The belief in Islam is like a tank of gasoline. It looks innocuous, until it meets the fire. For a “moderate” Muslim to become a murderous jihadist, all it takes is a spark of faith. It is time to put an end to the charade of “moderate Islam.” There is no such thing as moderate Muslim. Muslims are either jihadists or dormant jihadists – moderate, they are not.
In a news item published in the Biloxi-Gulfport Mississippi Sun Herald, Andrew Beacham, a Tea Party leader from Indiana, was quoted as saying, 
“Tea Party and Religious rights activists will gather in front of the White House to tear out egregious passages from the Quran that call for violence against Christians and Jews. This is a peaceful "solidarity gathering" regarding religious freedom, and proposed Quran burning. “

“They will ask: "President Obama, do you support the Sharia law, the Quran, and Islamic violence; or do you stand with religious freedom, American liberty, your professed Christianity, and peaceful protest?”
The Qur’an contains 114 Chapters called Suras, and 6,236 verses and 61% of the contents are about dealing with non-Muslims. The Qur’an contains hundreds of verses filled with hatred for Christians and Jews and a barbaric code of justice that is the complete opposite of the freedoms we enjoy under our Constitution. Islam and the Qur’an is totally incompatible with the laws of our Republic.  The first rule of our Republic is that we are all created equal but according to the Qur’an (Sura: 045.021) (Sura: 004.141) non-Muslims (referred to as Unbelievers) are not equal to Muslims.
Islam is so completely in control of every aspect of a Muslim’s life that it even contains instructions for hygiene. The web site The Religion of Peace points out: “Islamic law is based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah, which are set and fixed.  There is no need for addition or correction.  Neither is there any room for the law of fallible man (particularly non-Muslims).  Nor should it take the place of Allah's perfect law, which tells a man everything he needs to know about daily life (down to which hand he should hold his penis while urinating).” And the authoritative link points to the University of Southern California Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement where an extensive, searchable English language translation of the Qur’an, the Hadith and other authoritative books on Muslim life can be found. The USC web site has a section about Ablutions (Wudu’) the Islamic laws on hygiene that even take this issue further.
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 156: Narrated Abu Qatada:

    The Prophet said, "Whenever anyone of you makes water he should not hold his penis or clean his private parts with his right hand. (And while drinking) one should not breathe in the drinking utensil ."

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 157: Narrated Abu Huraira:

    I followed the Prophet while he was going out to answer the call of nature. He used not to look this way or that. So, when I approached near him he said to me, "Fetch for me some stones for ' cleaning the privates parts (or said something similar), and do not bring a bone or a piece of dung." So I brought the stones in the corner of my garment and placed them by his side and I then went away from him. When he finished (from answering the call of nature) he used, them .
If anyone thinks these ancient teachings are not relevant in today’s world one only has to consider that in a news story from Punjab, Pakistan a Christian couple were sentenced to 25 years in prison for touching a Qur’an with unwashed hands.
Punjab: Christian Couple Sentenced To 25-years For Touching Koran

Date: March 10, 2010

A court in Kasur district, Punjab, convicted a Christian couple, Munir Masih and Ruqqiya Bibi, to 25 years in prison. According to the Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), judge Ajmal Hussein convicted the couple for touching the Qur‘an without washing their hands.
History tells us that book burning has always been a popular public event staged by despots and tyrants. Most notable within our lifetime was the massive burning of books by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party prior to WWII. But Islamic history set the first example when the Muslim armies under the direction Amr ibn al’Aas sacked the ancient city of Alexandria in 642 and asked the Caliph Omar, successor to Muslim Prophet Muhammad, in Baghdad for instructions regarding the vast contents of the Library of Alexandria. The reply said: “As for the books you mention, here is my reply. If their content is in accordance with the book of Allah, we may do without them, for in that case the book of Allah more than suffices. If, on the other hand, they contain matter not in accordance with the book of Allah, there can be no need to preserve them. Proceed, then, and destroy them." Historians will tell you today that the Ancient Library at Alexandria contained the largest collection of all the world’s knowledge at that time and the Islamic burning of its contents was a monumental catastrophe that is still recognized today, 1400 years later.

To burn or not to burn the Qur’an, that is the question today. Since this book seems to have come from the depths of Hell, it was probably born of fire anyway, so what difference does it make if it ends with fire. I realize that I have previously taken sides with more responsible anti-Jihadists who believe that calling for extreme acts will deter any reasonable investigation into the threat of Islam. But since further examination on my part suggests that book burning was practically invented by the ancient followers of Islam then I now stand corrected.
God Bless America and may we never forget or forgive what took place here on this date nine years ago.

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