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This News section provides information that relates to the religious intolerance and persecution committed in the name of Allah and Muhammad. Like the other nations of the world, Muslim countries have all the common crimes of humanity too. They have robbery, murder, prostitution, homosexuality, fraud, child abuse, etc.  But, since these crimes are not done in the name of Allah, they will be not be listed or critiqued here. This criminal behavior does not reflect negatively upon the religion of Islam, because it is not sanctioned by the Qur'an. This type of behavior is no different from Christians who act in disobedience to the New Testament scriptures.  In both cases, all that is proved is that humans may act in many sinful ways.  To be objective and fair, a person's behavior that violates a religion's tenets should not reflect negatively upon a religion.


However, the Qur'an instructs the followers of Muhammad to subjugate the world to his religion, and this includes, if necessary, the use of military conquest. This religious mandate has the direct and practical consequence of persecuting non-Muslims as well as Muslims who are independent intellectual thinkers. Therefore, it is fair and objective to present news articles when the news results from obedience to the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Very near the end of his life, Muhammad left his followers with this command, 

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. Sura At-Tawba 9:29 (Yusuf Ali's Translation)

قَاتِلُواْ الَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَلاَ بِالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَلاَ يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَلاَ يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْكِتَابَ حَتَّى يُعْطُواْ الْجِزْيَةَ عَن يَدٍ وَهُمْ صَاغِرُونَ.


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In summary, Sura at-Tawba 9:29 is a call to Muslims to fight, 

1. Atheists and polytheists who don't believe in Allah or the Last Day of Judgment.
2. All who don't follow the prohibitions set forth by Muhammad. 
3. All non-Muslims who don't follow Muhammad's new religion, 
4. People of the Book, meaning Jews and Christians, who are to be fought until they are,
          A. Conquered
          B. Pay the subjugation poll tax, Jizya
          c. Feel subdued with the laws of the dhimmi.

Jihad is more than seeking to persuade others to accept the beliefs of Islam. Muslim believe the Qur'an teaches that Jihad includes military power.

And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allâh and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allâh does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allâh shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly. Al-Anfâl 8:60 (Noble Qur'an Translation by Al-Hilali & Khan)

وَأَعِدُّواْ لَهُم مَّا اسْتَطَعْتُم مِّن قُوَّةٍ وَمِن رِّبَاطِ الْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِ عَدْوَّ اللّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ وَآخَرِينَ مِن دُونِهِمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَهُمُ اللّهُ يَعْلَمُهُمْ وَمَا تُنفِقُواْ مِن شَيْءٍ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ يُوَفَّ إِلَيْكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لاَ تُظْلَمُونَ.


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Of course, Jihad is a dangerous enterprise.  The Qur'an urges them fight even though they may disliked it.

Jihâh (holy fighting in Allâh's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allâh knows but you do not know. Al-Baqarah 2:216 (Noble Qur'an Translation by Al-Hilali & Khan)

كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْقِتَالُ وَهُوَ كُرْهٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَى أَن تَكْرَهُواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَى أَن تُحِبُّواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ وَاللّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ.


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In the Introduction to the Sahih al-Bukhari, Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Hamid of the Sacred Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia tells us that "The Fighting" is disliked because of the waste, damage, destruction, and fear caused by war. Clearly, if Jihad were merely seeking to invite others to accept Islam, there would be no destruction. 

So "The fighting"; even though by its nature is disliked by the human soul because of the liability, of being killed, or being taken as a captive, or being injured, with the wasting of the wealth, the damaging of the industry, the destruction of the country, the spreading of fear and awe in the souls and the (possibility) of being exiled from one's homeland. Allah has made ready an immensely good reward that can not be imagined by a human soul. (Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhari p. xxvi)

The most important reward of Jihad is the certainty of eternal salvation. Other deeds of obedience to Allah count towards obtaining eternal bliss, but they do not make Paradise certain. The Qur'an states that it is blessed to visit and maintain the mosques, do the established prayers (salat), to give charity (zakat), to fear Allah, and to give drinks to pilgrims. However, these acts of devotion are not equal to striving in the cause of Allah (Jihad). Those who believe enough to suffer exile and strive with all their might, main, goods, and persons will have the highest rank with Allah.  They are the people who will most certainly achieve salvation, glad tidings, good pleasure, gardens of eternal delight, and, finally, the blest presence of Allah for ever and ever.

The mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such as believe in Allah and the Last Day, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity, and fear none (at all) except Allah. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance. 
Do ye make the giving of drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance of the Sacred Mosque, equal to (the pious service of) those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and strive with might and main in the cause of Allah? They are not comparable in the sight of Allah: and Allah guides not those who do wrong. 
Those who believe, and suffer exile and strive with might and main, in Allah's cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: they are the people who will achieve (salvation). 
Their Lord doth give them glad tidings of a Mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure, and of gardens for them, wherein are delights that endure: 
They will dwell therein for ever. Verily in Allah's presence is a reward, the greatest (of all). 
al-Tawbah 9:18-22 (Yusuf Ali's translation)

إِنَّمَا يَعْمُرُ مَسَاجِدَ اللّهِ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَأَقَامَ الصَّلاَةَ وَآتَى الزَّكَاةَ وَلَمْ يَخْشَ إِلاَّ اللّهَ فَعَسَى أُوْلَـئِكَ أَن يَكُونُواْ مِنَ الْمُهْتَدِينَ
أَجَعَلْتُمْ سِقَايَةَ الْحَاجِّ وَعِمَارَةَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ كَمَنْ آمَنَ بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَجَاهَدَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ لاَ يَسْتَوُونَ عِندَ اللّهِ وَاللّهُ لاَ يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ
الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَهَاجَرُواْ وَجَاهَدُواْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً عِندَ اللّهِ وَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَائِزُونَ
يُبَشِّرُهُمْ رَبُّهُم بِرَحْمَةٍ مِّنْهُ وَرِضْوَانٍ وَجَنَّاتٍ لَّهُمْ فِيهَا نَعِيمٌ مُّقِيمٌ
خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا إِنَّ اللّهَ عِندَهُ أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ.


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Muslims who are faithful to the holy book of Islam, the Qur'an, will seek to obey the Qur'an and its call to Jihad. Their answer to this call influences the social and political behavior of faithful Muslims, and it can be traced to the injunctions of the Qur'an and Sunnah. So, it is no wonder that the true religion of Islam cannot be peace, but it must follow the 6th pillar of Islam, Jihad. It is the superior and most certain path to Jannah (Paradise).


The Lord Jesus Christ prophesized there would be a time coming when a religious people would kill the followers of Jesus and think they were doing Allah's will and service. Islamic Jihad and apostasy laws are a prophetic fulfillment of the words of the Lord Jesus. 

...In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. John 16:2 (NIV)

Muslim Superiority

In addition, the Qur'an states that Muslims are superior to all of humanity.  It states, "Ye are the best of peoples."  The Qur'an continues and states that Muslims know what is right and what is wrong.  So, Muslims naturally feel that they deserve preferential treatment, because Allah has proclaimed they are better and more knowledgeable than other people. They believe their superiority is written eternally on the Preserved Tablet in heaven. Furthermore, the Qur'an claims that most People of the Book (meaning Jews and Christians) are perverted transgressors. So, from an Islamic perspective, it follows logically that Muslims, who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the world, should receive preferential status over the People of the Book, who are perverted transgressors according to the Qur'an.

Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. Sura Al-Imran 3:110 (Yusuf Ali's Translation)

كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَلَوْ آمَنَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَّهُم مِّنْهُمُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ.


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So, it is not surprising that Islamic jurisprudence gives preferential treatment to Muslims because of the status that the Qur'an and Sunnah affords Muslims. However, it is important to notice that this preference causes legal discrimination against non-Muslim in most Islamic countries. The Shari'ah dhimmi laws create a religious caste system within Islamic countries that embrace Shari'ah law.  These dhimmi laws apply to both Jews and Christians

Religious Pride

However, it is wise to consider the Lord Jesus Christ and his evaluation of Islamic bigotry and pride. He said, 

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:
"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men-- robbers, evildoers, adulterers-- or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'
"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Luke 18:9-14 (NIV)


There are many Christians who are imprisoned for being obedient to our Savior's words. The Lord Jesus commanded his disciples to go into the world to proclaim the good news of salvation to everyone.  

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 16:15 (NIV)

However, many Islamic governments send the followers of Jesus to prison for being obedient to his command.  At this very moment, they are Christians in prison, and their only crime was presenting the good news (Injil) of salvation to a Muslim. If a Muslim becomes a Christian, he or she must renounce Christianity and become a Muslim again.  Otherwise, the new convert will face the punishment of execution for apostasy from Islam.  

"The Taliban say they also have acquired confessions from the eight foreign aid workers admitting to teaching Christianity to Muslim families. The penalty for proselytizing under Taliban law is expulsion and jail for a foreigner and death for a Muslim Afghan." Associated Press 8/21/2001

Western Islamic organizations make great claims that Islam respects human rights, but most of these Islamic organizations are silent about these violations of basic human rights within Islamic countries. So, if they are silent, it is important for others to speak out and not to be silent about these Islamic crimes done in the name of Allah and Muhammad.  

Religious cruelty is the most demonic of all cruelties, because religious zealots believe their cruelty is necessary to assure them a place in Paradise (Jannah). Spiritually blinded, they think their religious barbarity is vital to gain Allah's divine approval. Often mob violence breaks out, because there is an intense desire to kill a Muslim apostate and gain Allah's eternal favor. Judges and lawyers who attempt to have an impartial legal proceeding feel their lives are threatened by the fanatical Muslim mob too. The mob wants the apostate's blood.  Hence, in the face of religious fanaticism, it is a dangerous task to say, "Send them back." Yet, there is a blest reward to stand with those who are imprisoned in Islamic jails for their love and faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ.  

But this is a people plundered and looted, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons. They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot, with no one to say, "Send them back." Isaiah 42:22 (NIV)

I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'
"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'
"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' Matthew 25:43-45 (NIV)

And even more importantly, we should never forget that Muslims themselves are imprisoned by Muhammad's religion. Physical chains are never as tight as the mental chains that bind so many Muslim zealots.  Pray that the true peace of God will come upon our Islamic friends through our blest Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 5:1 (NIV)

Last edited 08/21/2001
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