Friday, March 25, 2016

Imam Akbar on the Religion of Peace

Victimology as is applied to the Class::Muslims:
A Muslim in Charlotte responds to Brussels

[...] Right away I thought about the millions of innocent Muslims in this country and abroad who are constantly linked with terror simply because the terrorists claim they are acting in the name of Al-Islam. I thought of our country’s current political climate in which Muslims and Islam have been made a major part of the debate that has helped shaped the campaign rhetoric. Some candidates’ eagerness to show who would be tougher on terrorism has made the social climate very cold for the majority of Muslims whose only desire is to take care of themselves and their families in the same way all Americans do.

I thought of the Muslim children attending public schools, who are subjected to verbal abuse by some of their peers and teachers. These children are depressed and do not want to go to school to face what has become a serious problem for them.

I thought about the Muslim women who openly don their religious attire and are looked at suspiciously by ignorant people.

These are just some issues facing Muslims that grow out of these terroristic crimes against humanity.

Without a doubt these attacks are unconscionable and totally against the teachings of the religion I adopted in 1968, and came to understand more about in 1975, when the late Imam Wallace D. Mohammed became the leader of the Nation of Islam in America. Through his guidance, we came to understand that Islam is a religion of peace.

It is an affront to the vast majority of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world that their religion has become linked with grave acts perpetuated by criminals parading around in so-called Muslim dress and using language that misleads the public to believe they are Muslims.

We join people everywhere who believe that ISIS, Al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other terror groups must be brought to justice.

While we are appalled by this latest terroristic act in Belgium, we must not lose sight of the fact that ISIS also attacks Arab and Muslim cities, claiming dozens of innocent victims. Offering condolences to the victims’ families in Brussels, San Bernardino, Istanbul, Baghdad, and the many other places in the world that have been targeted is, perhaps, not enough.

It is clear that terrorism strikes everywhere indiscriminately and threatens the whole world, not a specific group. An alliance is needed that will bring the whole world together to take actions that will eradicate terrorism.

What can we do as American citizens to help fight terrorism?

▪ We have to educate our youth to the perils associated with these groups who use social media and the Internet as means to recruit.

▪ We have to take advantage of every opportunity to speak out and educate the public about true Islam, whether it be by invitation to our mosques, temples, synagogues, or churches.

▪ We have to change the narrative from one that engenders fear to one that educates and engenders mutual trust between Americans of varying diverse backgrounds.

Finally, yes, we are proud of our Islamic heritage, but we are also proud of our American citizenship and believe it is our duty to help defend this nation and the freedom it represents.

[All emphasis added].

It is a start to speak against terrorism. It is hardly sufficient to claim that Islam is a Religion of Peace when the holy documents for Islam say otherwise. Has the Imam not read the Qur'an? The life of Muhammad? The Hadiths? If not, then how can he claim to be Islamic? If he has read them, how can he claim Islam is a religion of peace? And if he has read them, claims Islam to be a religion of peace, then why would anyone believe anything he says at all?

Islam is the religion of Muhammad, the warrior-killer who slaughtered dissenters in massive blood-baths. Muhammad is to be imitated as the perfect example of a holy life lived for Allah. Imam Akbar does not acknowledge that the written fundamentals include, even demand, the violence of the believers on non-believers. The Imam fools few who have actually studied Islam and read the texts. He is not to be trusted - taqiyya is an Islamic principle.

Victimhood Class assertion can obviously be a false flag. When the Victim claims principles which are actually heretical to the defining documents of the actual class, then he is either a heretic to that class, or he is raising a false flag.

Finally, it is hardly a fact that most Muslims are non-violent. Even if allowing the unprovable principle that most Muslims are not overtly violent, it is more likely that the currently unexercised promise of violence from those acculturated to Islam is enough to keep non-Muslims under control. The promise is validated by minority atrocities, which are celebrated far and wide amongst Muslims. When this minority of violence is vicious enough, heinous enough, then the remaining Muslims can pretend to be peaceful; their work is done for them. That would be congruent with actual Islamic principles. Peaceful assimilation is not.

ADDENDUM:
Another ex-Muslim looks honestly at the foundational documents of Islam:
The Quran's deadly role in inspiring Belgian slaughter: Column

Surah 9 is a command to disavow all treaties with polytheists and to subjugate Jews and Christians (9.29) so that Islam may “prevail over all religions” (9.33). It is fair to wonder whether any non-Muslims in the world are immune from being attacked, subdued or assimilated under this command. Muslims must fight, according to this final chapter of the Quran, and if they do not, then their faith is called into question and they are counted among the hypocrites (9.44-45). If they do fight, they are promised one of two rewards, either spoils of war or heaven through martyrdom. Allah has made a bargain with the mujahid who obeys: Kill or be killed in battle, and paradise awaits (9.111).

Muslim thought leaders agree that the Quran promotes such violence. Maajid Nawaz, co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation in the United Kingdom, has said, “We Muslims must admit there are challenging Koranic passages that require reinterpretation today. ... Only by rejecting vacuous literalism are we able to condemn, in principle, ISIS-style slavery, beheading, lashing, amputation & other medieval practices forever (all of which are in the Quran). … Reformers either win, and get religion-neutral politics, or lose, and get ISIL-style theocracy.” In other words, Muslims must depart from the literal reading of the Quran in order to create a jihad-free Islamic world.
Re-interpretation of the foundational texts which are blatant in their simple exhortations to violent jihad is not likely to be successful.

Go There, and read the whole thing.

4 comments:

Robert Coble said...

PART I:
". . .terrorism strikes everywhere indiscriminately. . ."

Indiscriminately?!? Hardly.

". . .1975, when the late Imam Wallace D. Mohammed became the leader of the Nation of Islam in America."

Hmmmm:

"The Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is the catalyst for the growth and development of Islam in America."

The "religion of peace" as taught to and by Imam Akbar:

What The Muslims Want

THIS IS THE QUESTION ASKED MOST FREQUENTLY BY BOTH THE WHITES AND THE BLACKS. THE ANSWERS TO THIS QUESTION I SHALL STATE AS SIMPLY AS POSSIBLE.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

1. We want freedom. We want a full and complete freedom.

2. We want justice. Equal justice under the law. We want justice applied equally to all, regardless of creed or class or color.

3. We want equality of opportunity. We want equal membership in society with the best in civilized society.

4. We want our people in America whose parents or grandparents were descendants from slaves, to be allowed to establish a separate state or territory of their own–either on this continent or elsewhere. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to provide such land and that the area must be fertile and minerally rich. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to maintain and supply our needs in this separate territory for the next 20 to 25 years–until we are able to produce and supply our own needs.

Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality, after giving them 400 years of our sweat and blood and receiving in return some of the worst treatment human beings have ever experienced, we believe our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by white America, justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own.

5. We want freedom for all Believers of Islam now held in federal prisons. We want freedom for all black men and women now under death sentence in innumerable prisons in the North as well as the South. We want every black man and woman to have the freedom to accept or reject being separated from the slave master’s children and establish a land of their own.

We know that the above plan for the solution of the black and white conflict is the best and only answer to the problem between two people.

Robert Coble said...

Part II:

6. We want an immediate end to the police brutality and mob attacks against the so-called Negro throughout the United States. We believe that the Federal government should intercede to see that black men and women tried in white courts receive justice in accordance with the laws of the land–or allow us to build a new nation for ourselves, dedicated to justice, freedom and liberty.

7. As long as we are not allowed to establish a state or territory of our own, we demand not only equal justice under the laws of the United States, but equal employment opportunities–NOW!

We do not believe that after 400 years of free or nearly free labor, sweat and blood, which has helped America become rich and powerful, so many thousands of black people should have to subsist on relief or charity or live in poor houses.

8. We want the government of the United States to exempt our people from ALL taxation as long as we are deprived of equal justice under the laws of the land.

9. We want equal education–but separate schools up to 16 for boys and 18 for girls on the condition that the girls be sent to women’s colleges and universities. We want all black children educated, taught and trained by their own teachers. Under such schooling system we believe we will make a better nation of people. The United States government should provide, free, all necessary text books and equipment, schools and college buildings. The Muslim teachers shall be left free to teach and train their people in the way of righteousness, decency and self respect.

10. We believe that intermarriage or race mixing should be prohibited. We want the religion of Islam taught without hindrance or suppression.

Reconcile that statement of "grievances" and "demanded solutions" with the Imam's statement above:

"Finally, yes, we are proud of our Islamic heritage, but we are also proud of our American citizenship and believe it is our duty to help defend this nation and the freedom it represents."

Which of those statements of faith do you really think is taught to the members of the Nation of Islam under Imam Akbar?

Taqiyya?!? Hardly. Outright lies is more like it.

Stan said...

Robert,
Excellent catch, thanks. I re-read Surah 9, again. It is gibberish. It doesn't take long to read, and to understand that Islam is either untranslatable into western language, or, more likely, it is gibberish which is useful to Imams who want to make their own claims regarding what it "means".

Phoenix said...

It's also important to note that surah 9 (at-taubah) was one of the last chapters "revealed", it abrogates all of the prior so-called peaceful verses. This was during a period when Muhammad was financially, politically and militarily strong and no longer needed the approval or acceptance of outsiders.