It is incredibly disheartening, if not disgusting, that the sensationally popular self-proclaimed TV pundits, who have declared with gusto on talk shows that the Islamic Koran does not comprise any verses commanding violence, deception, and dishonesty from devout Muslims against who they regard as infidels (Christians, Jews, and anyone not Muslim), have obviously never read the Koran themselves.
Unlike the New Testament of the Holy Bible, which provides Jesus’ commandments as absolute standards of morality and spirituality toward all of God’s children, the Koran commands Muslims to only be moral and honest with other Muslims, not with infidels. The Quran, Hadith, and Sira command, in over a hundred separate verses, violence and hatred toward any non-Muslim who has not shown submission to the Islamic god, Allah.
These truly satanic commands are based upon the principle of abrogation imposed by Mohammad, (Naskh tafsir) Quran 9:5 (Ay at suyf the “sword verse”). According to Ibn Al Arabi, a significant 12th Century Islamic scholar, the “sword verse” abrogated (or changed) every mention in the Koran of showing amnesty to the disbelievers (infidels), ignoring and turning away from them.
Similarly, the equally important 11th Century Islamic scholar Makki bin Abi Talib stated that verse 9:5 abrogated all pardoning, amnesty, and forgiveness that Muslims had previously been asked to show to non-Muslims in previous Islamic verses. This abrogation was supposedly in-effect after the Islamic gangster, Mohammad, had left Mecca for Medina in the 6th Century A.D..
So, is it any wonder that most devout Muslims throughout the world currently believe, and are devoted to the precept, that personal Islamic jihad consists primarily of seeking to, either, violently force infidels into submission to the Islamic deity in order to show their own submission, or to kill the infidels.
If anything, the historical variations of interpretation of the “sword verse” in the Koran (Quran) commanding violence provide an open-ended option to native and convert Muslims to, either, literally accept the verses commanding violence and commit themselves to violent Islamic jihad, or to apply the verses in an effort to surreptitiously and conspiratorially dominate an infidel nation in order to establish Islamic sharia law. Either way, the pragmatic end-result is intended to be infidel submission.
The following partial list of violent and hateful verses from the composite Koran was compiled on the Internet website “What makes Islam So Different?”
Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone.
But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)” (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The verse prior to this (190) refers to “fighting for the cause of Allah those who fight you” leading some to believe that the entire passage refers to a defensive war in which Muslims are defending their homes and families.
The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, however, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). Verse 190 thus means to fight those who offer resistance to Allah’s rule (ie. Muslim conquest).
The use of the word “persecution” by some Muslim translators is disingenuous (the actual Arabic words for persecution – “idtihad” – and oppression – a variation of “z-l-m” – do not appear in the verse). The word used instead, “fitna”, can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. This is certainly what is meant in this context since the violence is explicitly commissioned “until religion is for Allah” – ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.
Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”
Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”
Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).
Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.” The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, who were led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. This is the theological basis for today’s suicide bombers.
Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah… “