From Islam Monitor a site worth checking out
|Islam Hates You All!|
|Written by Cassandra|
|Tuesday, 08 July 2008|
Listen up, you Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Bahai’s, Zoroastrians, Hindus & Sikhs: Islam hates you!
Despite the platitudes that Islam is tolerant, the reality is revealed by Islam’s brutality worldwide.
Why is this so? If we look at the “sacred” texts, we find endless emnity against Jews, Christians, Pagans and Atheists, which translate into actual violence. Jihad against non-Muslims is mandated in Islamic texts.
Observant Muslims restate their antipathy against others 17 times a day, reciting al-Fatihah, the first chapter of the Qur’an, where they pray that they will be guided on the straight path, not like the Christians (‘those who have gone astray’) or the Jews (‘those who incur Allah’s wrath’). Emnity to others remains central to Islamic ideology.
Let’s just look at some of the results:
Jews were singled out for persecution, as they adhered strongly to their religion and refused to accept Muhammed. Note the genocide of a Jewish tribe in Medina and the expulsion and later attacks on the others e.g. the bloody battle at Khaibar.
This attitude towards Jews endures today, evidenced by the rise in attacks on them throughout the Western world. Most notorious was the sadistic torture and death of Ilan Halimi in France simply because he was Jewish, carried out by ordinary French Muslims enjoying life in democratic France. This is not an isolated incident, but an ongoing escalation of violence carried out by Muslims. Only last month, a young Jew was attacked in Paris simply because he was a Jew.
Palestinians publically, “rejoice” in mutilating and showing off body parts taken out form the bodies of two Israeli reservists.
On the morning of October 12, 2000, two Israeli reservists, Yesef Avrahami and Vadim Novesche, took a wrong turn on the highway and ended up being stopped by several of Arafat’s Palestinian Authority “policemen.” They were taken to a police station within Ramallah where they began undergoing an interrogation. Soon word got out on the streets that two Israelis were being held for questioning. Suddenly a mob gathered outside the police station. Chants of “Kill the Jews” and “Allah Akbar” rose from the mob and young men rushed through the gate and the second story window. The interrogation ended and the barbaric, cannibalistic mutilations began.
Bali bomber Amrozi expressed hatred of Jews at his sentencing, although he was unlikely to have met a single Jew. His hatred came from Islamic text. Examples of Jew hatred from the Koran, and hadith include verses labelling Jews as malevolent enemies of Islam (5:82) and disobedient slayers of their own prophets who suffered justifiable abasement (2:61), including transformation into apes and swine (5:60)
There is a worldwide denial of Islam’s hatred of others, even amongst supposedly well-informed Jews and Christians. In his book The Jews of Islam, Bernard Lewis declares Islam’s ill-treatment of Jews had no theological basis. Thankfully, not all are so blind: Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, lays out clearly the theological basis for this hatred and outlines how Hezb’allah’s chronic, annihilationist jihad against Israel reflects a rigid adherence to both classical jihad theory, and the ugliest elements of Islamic theology regarding Jews. (reference)
The Barnabas Fund spotlights countries where Christianity is under threat. Not surprisingly, they are mainly Islamic countries. Here are just a few examples:
West Papuans recently commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Biak massacre, when Indonesian soldiers shot 200 islanders after they raised the Morning Star, symbolising West Papuan independence aspirations. The Morning Star was ripped up and young, married women were ordered on to the warship and raped.
An independent investigation team reported in 1999 that 32 bodies were recovered at sea after being dumped overboard by Indonesian forces.
Mr Wainggai, one of 43 activists who fled West Papua in a canoe, who were later granted protection visas, wants the Australian Government and the world to remember that “human rights abuses are still happening in West Papua”. (reference)
In 2005 three Christian 16 year old girls walking back from schoolwere beheaded by Muslim thugs
According to Dr. Nagib Gabriel, who testified at court, three monks were kidnapped and tortured over the course of twelve hours:
Remember the Copts were the indigenous people of Egypt, with their own language and culture, until Islam took over. 14 centuries of Islamic domination have seen many atrocities against Copts, such as having their tongues sliced off for talking in Coptic during the Mameluke era.
The New York Times (June 26, 2008) reported on the murder of Iraqi Archbishop Rahho, and how the Iraqi Christian population has been subjected to a return of dhimmitude, and re-application of the jizya, “the tax paid in lieu of being slain.” (reference)
And let’s not forget the three Indonesian girls beheaded in 2005 while walking to a Christian school in Indonesia in central Sulawesi province. One of the heads was left outside a church. (reference)
Two ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan were destroyed on March 21, 2001 by the Taliban government. But long before this, Muslim Rule in India led to the decline of Buddhism. In 1193, Qutb-ud-Din, a Turkish commander, seized control of Delhi, leaving defenseless the northeastern territories that were the heart of Buddhist India. In 1200, invading Muslim armies destroyed monasteries and many monuments of ancient Indian civilization, including Buddhist sanctuaries, while Buddhist monks who escaped the massacre fled to Nepal, Tibet and South India. Mughal rule further accelerated the decline of Buddhism, destroying many Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines or converting them into Muslim shrines and mosques.
In September 2007, pro-Taliban militants in north-west Pakistan tried to blow up an ancient carving of Buddha and later the same year blew up a Buddha statue in the Swat Valley.
Thailand has long been fighting Muslim insurgents in the South. Buddhists have been beheaded and clergy and teachers are often threatened with their lives, with shootings of Buddhists, bombings, and attacks on religious establishments regular occurences.
Last month 55 schools in Raman district of Yala closed after a principal in the district was shot dead by suspected insurgents. (reference)
Recently (Canberra Times 1 June 2008), the Australian Government raised concerns about the treatment of the Iranian Baha’is with the Iranian Government.
In the 1980s, eleven Baha’i leaders disappeared and their bodies were never found. Many other Baha’is,
including teenage girls, were executed by the authorities.
Iranian government documents made public by a UN official have since exposed a plan to eliminate the Baha’i community.
The Baha’is of Iran – at 300,000 the largest religious minority in that country – have been persecuted for more than a century. Since the 1979 revolution, the persecution has become a systematic policy based solely on religious intolerance, and more than 200 Baha’is have been killed, hundreds more imprisoned, and many deprived of jobs, pensions, businesses, and educational opportunities.
Baha’i holy places, cemeteries and community properties have been confiscated, vandalised, or destroyed, shops burnt, school children harassed, and Baha’i youth banned from university. (reference1) (reference2)
Roya Hakakian writes how, as a Jew in Tehran in the 1970’s, she lived next door to a Bahai family, who “simply vanished one day.” Life was difficult for Jews after1979, but Khomeini stated “We recognize our Jews as separate from those godless Zionists.” It did not prevent Jews from being relegated to second-class citizenry, but it recognized the legitimacy of the Jewish existence in Iran and allowed the community to live on, albeit extremely restrictedly.
But the Baha’is were afforded no recognition by the Iranian constitution. Khomeini branded them a political sect and not a religion, they have been accused of espionage for virtually every major power and they are not allowed to worship.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, by railing against Israel and denying the Holocaust, focuses all attention on Jews, and while the world remains oblivious, his men assault the Baha’is, the community that is suffering the most from his pan-Islamist ambitions. (reference)
Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest religions. According to Khojeste Mistree, Zoroastrians believe they are on earth to maximise general happiness and minimise pain by spreading harmony in the environment.
Today there are only 125,000 Zoroastrians worldwide, with about 3,000 in Australia.
Iranian Zoroastrian woman, Fariba Khosravi, prays during a 5-day celebration in Chak Chak, or Pir-e Sabz, temple located outside Ardakan, 550 kilometers southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran.
Thousands of other Zoroastrians repeated the same verses, part of a 5-day celebration to remember the death and displacement of Zoroastrians who were toppled by Muslim invaders after their conquest of Persia, one of the world’s most powerful empires, in the 7th century.
Zoroastrianism dominated the area around Iran and Iraq for nearly 1000 years until it was displaced by Muslim invaders. Cyrus the Great, king of the Medes and Persians who overthrew the Babylonian empire in 539BC, was a Zoroastrian. He freed the exiled Jews to return to Jerusalem, and his edict on human rights, rediscovered in 1879, helped shape the UN declaration nearly 2500 years later. The religion is thought to have influenced Judaism and, through it, Christianity and Islam. (reference)
Zoroastrians are a real asset to Australia:
But we care little about this loyal productive group of Australians. After all, they are not demanding privileges for their faith, so they don’t figure on the radar.
6 & 7 Hindus and Sikhs
Hinduism traces its origin to the most ancient civilisation of the Indian sub-continent – the Indus civilisation. There are over a billion Hindus today, mostly in India, but more than 100,000 Hindu families live in Australia and numbers are growing rapidly. Hinduism’s teachings are contained in books called the Vedas, which shaped the ancient Indian society and governed ethics and morality. (reference)
Sikhism was founded in the fifteenth century in the Punjab, a part of India which is now in Pakistan. Sikhism is based on the teachings of the ten Gurus as recorded in the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh’s holy book and final Guru.
Today it has a following of over 20 million, mostly living in the Punjab and neighbouring Indian states. In the 1860s cameleers commonly called ‘Ghans’ (short for Afghans) were brought to Australia, amongst them many Sikhs.
Since the 1970s, Sikh settlers came here from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, Kenya, Uganda and the UK. There are now over 12,000 Sikhs in Australia. (reference)
The Muslim conquest of the Indian subcontinent led to widespread carnage because Muslims regarded the Hindus as infidels and therefore slaughtered and converted millions of Hindus. Will Durant argued in his 1935 book “The Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage” :
Prof. K.S. Lal, in his book Growth of Muslim Population in Medieval India estimates that between the years 1000 and 1500 AD the population of Hindus decreased by 80 million. (reference)
Western Historian Francois Gautier once commented:
So with this constant history of bloodshed against all races and religions, why don’t we all speak up against Islam?
Daniel Pipes gives one reason, explaining how an Islamist group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, opened a clandestine front operation at British universities called “Stop Islamophobia”. A Sunday Times article explained, “Ostensibly the campaign’s goal is to fight anti-Muslim prejudice in the wake of the London bombings,” but the real agenda is to spread anti-Semitic, anti-Hindu, anti-Sikh, anti-homosexual, and anti-female attitudes, as well as to foment resentment of the West.
So instead of being complicit in this deceit, we must start standing up for our freedom. Muslims’ hatred and violence to others is nothing to do with poverty and disadvantage and everything to do with Islamic theology.
We need to help refugees of all religions and races who are persecuted by Islam.
So we need a 2-pronged attack:
That way, maybe we can start to fight the battle for civilisation.