This article from the American Thinker is by Amil Imani, an Iranian-American activist, whose articles I have posted here before. Upon reading this, I was both surprised and flattered to see that one of the links contained within was to a story posted here at BNI.
Here is the first part of the article at: American Thinker What I found even more interesting was the comment by an ex-Muslim reader which I have posted following the excerpt.
There is a division of the house. On one side are the politically correct in government, the leftist mainstream media, and a raft of Islamist apologists. One and all are tripping over each other in reassuring us the mass murderers such as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and suicide-bombers who detonate their explosive vests in crowded marketplaces and even mosques are individual anomalies andIslam is not responsiblefor what they do.
On the other side are those fed up with the innumerable daily horrific acts throughout the world that are clearly committed under the banner of Islam. In all fairness, there needs to be a distinction. Numerous criminal acts are also committed on a daily basis by non-Muslims. The critical difference is that non-Muslim criminals do not hoist a religious banner to justify their misdeeds, while the Muslims proudly claim that they commit their heinous acts in obedience to the dictates of their religious faith.
The savagery and variety of the actions of these Islamic captives are seen daily around the globe.. Many of these acts, committed under the banner of Islam, have become so commonplace that the world has come to view them as part and parcel of a troubled humanity. And, from time to time, the world is shocked into a passing and momentary realization of the evil deeds these Islamist robots commit. However, people quickly get over it, and they do nothing to seriously address this affliction.
Would someone please explain what motivated Nidal Hasan, who at taxpayers’ expense was educated from college all the way through medical school and post medical-school training, to turn his deadly weapons against the nation that gave him everything he had?
If Islam had nothing to do with what Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan did, then why:
* did he repeatedly preach the ascendancy of Islam over the U.S. Constitution?
* did he publicly support Islamic suicide-bombing?
* did he proclaim his highest loyalty to Islam?
* was he in contact with violent anti-U.S. Islamists and a virulent Yemeni Imam?
* did he distribute copies of the Quran to people the morning of his bloody attack?
* did he keep screaming “Allahu akbar” as he heartlessly sprayed over a hundred bullets, killing thirteen and injuring some thirty innocent men and women?
Here is the truth, as bitter as it may be: Islam is the culprit. Islam is anything but a religion of peace. Violence is at the very core of Islam. Violence is institutionalized in the Muslims’ holy book, the Quran, in many suras:
Quran 9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”
9:112 “The Believers fight in Allah’s cause; they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.”
8:39 “So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world).”
8:65 “O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding.”
9:38 “Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to go forth and fight in Allah’s Cause you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you go forth, He will afflict and punish you with a painful doom, and put others in your place.”
47:4 “When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.”
And the Quran is considered by Muslims to be the word-for-word literal edicts of their god, Allah.
Truth be told, violence is the animating force of Islam. Islam is a religion born through violence, raised by violence, which thrives on violence, and which dies without violence. READ MORE: AMIL IMANI
Here is the comment on this story from an ex-Muslim man:
Posted by: Ahmed Al-Mansour
Nov 12, 02:36 AM
As a former Muslim, I can tell you from experience that Islam not only breeds violence, it is a religion and ideology that feeds off of violence. It has been this way since Mohammed invented Islam in the seventh century. U’bul Kassim (later known as Mohammed) was a criminal, a terrorist and a pirate. He needed a method in which he could recruit pirates and criminals to do his will and keep them in line. How better to recruit new members of a criminal organization than to invent a religion for criminals. Islam was the answer! Allah, the pagan “moon god” of the Quraish Tribe of Arabs, the tribe of Mohammed, was the perfect model for his one god. Allah is distrustful of man, contemptuous of man and had no love for mankind. Only for those who submit to his will which is actually Mohammed’s will.
Islam has been at war with all others since Mohammed invented his religion. The quotes for the so-called “holy” Quran are indicative of just how militant and confused Muslims are. There are many others in the Quran. the entire book of the Quran is an evil book. Every page spews forth Satanic words of hatred, contempt and violence.
In Islam, it is not a sin to kill an infidel. In fact, one can assure himself of a better place in paradise if one kills multiple infidels in the name of Allah! This is what Major Hasan did at Fr. Hood. He was so deceived by the writings of Mohammed, the utterances of his Imam and other Muslims that he decided to act and act for the sake of Islam and his prophet Mohammed.
In Islam, one is not free to leave the faith. I did. If my brothers can find me, I will be killed as I have brought “dishonor” upon my family name by converting to Christianity and leaving behind my Muslim heritage. I must thank an American soldier whose compassion and love for all people put his Christian faith above all else to help his fellow man, in this case me, when I was injured and would have died otherwise. My “Muslim brothers” inflicted grievous injuries on me and others as a result of our cooperating with US soldiers to stop the killing in Iraq. Islam is a religion of confusion and hatred. There is no love, no peace and not tolerance allowed in this faith.
You people in America must brace yourself for more Major Hasan’s in the future. To a Muslim the religion is above all else. One can only be a patriot, IF his government is run by the Sharia, according to the Quran. All other governments, even your government in America is way below the Quran and all the treaching of Islam. Accordingly, you are all enemies of Islam and a Muslim must fight you! Quran 9.33 says clearly, “He it is who sent his Apostle (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth, that He might cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists (Roman Catholics) may be averse.”
Beware America! You are slipping fast to Sharia Law and you don’t even see it coming! Your deceived Muslim appologists will be the first to lose their heads when Sharia descends upon you and your land is cast into darkness. This is what Islam has in store for you. Yet your political correctness allows Mosques and so-called Islamic Centers to grow throughout your land. You are fools and do nothing in your defense. For you, I fear, it is already too late.
Ahmed Al-Mansour (not my name any longer)
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