The Virtuous Bigot

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We have a new kind of bigot today, the virtuous bigot. You can find a virtuous bigot by reading the writings of just about any apologist for Islam. It seems that it almost impossible for an apologist to resist proving the point of the beauty of Islam, by saying that those who find fault in Islam are bigots, racists, haters, and Islamophobes.

All of those who use fact-based arguments against Islam or reveal the enormous suffering caused by Islam are attacked by being called members of the KKK and worse. Any criticism of Islam is treated as hate speech.

Actually, the real meaning of “bigot” is someone who opposes the social and racial policies of the establishment. It just means: “we-hate-you”. “Bigot” has lost its moral meaning.

Various “civil rights” and Muslim organizations give the public lists of Muslim-hating-bigots. But, look at the bigots on these lists. What do all of these people have in common? They all know the history and doctrine of Political Islam. They are courageous and speak truth to the power of an establishment: the main stream media, universities and the government. These aren’t haters; they are heroes who speak the truth about the doctrine and history of Political Islam and its danger to our civilization. All such people are hero bigots, virtuous bigots.

Why are virtuous bigots insulted this way?

Name calling is the first resort to those who don’t have a logical point to make. You don’t have to know any facts to call someone a bigot. Name calling is justified only if it comes at the end of a line of logic that proves that the name is a true measure of the person.

Notice that those who call those with knowledge, bigots, never attack the facts of the case. The establishment has no facts at their disposal, only “opinions” from their “experts”.

But there is no logic to the name calling, it is only an insult. That explains why the term “racist” is used. Islam has nothing to do with race, but term racist is the worst term in the lexicon of the establishment. Since it is the worst name, it is used, simply because it is the worst.
When a Muslim calls a critic of Islam names; it is Islamic and has precedent. Allah calls Kafirs insulting names in the Koran:

16:105 Those who do not believe in Allah’s revelations forge lies. They are the liars.
25:44 Or do you think that most of them even hear or understand? They are just like cattle. No, they stray even further from the path.

And then there is worst name ever created that Allah and Mohammed use–Kafir. No other word has such negative connotations—and all of them are from Allah.

The main reason that Muslims and apologists for Islam call us bigots is that it works. Most people are decent people who want to do well and be seen as a good person. Bigots aren’t nice people, so the threat of being called a bigot is enough to make the average minister, reporter, and every day person to be quiet about Islam. Most people do not have the fortitude or courage to stand against the establishment and its threats, so they remain silent. The silent voices may be a majority, but they don’t count. The reason that we are called bigots is that it works.

There is, however, a beautiful armor against the slings and arrows of being called a bigot—a high moral purpose. If you could speak to those virtuous bigots who get smeared by Islam and the apologists, you would find that they all are doing what they do, not for fame and fortune (do you really think that there is real money is in selling books on Islam?), but because they have a high moral purpose. Their moral purpose is to save our precious civilization built on critical thought, the Golden Rule and freedom from an Islamic civilization built on submission, dualistic ethics and citizens in slavery to Sharia law.

There is a moral battle going on to save our civilization. Being a bigot in the fight against Political Islam and Sharia is a badge or honor and courage. Be a virtuous bigot in the ranks of the anti-Islam fighters. Virtuous bigotry is the high moral position.


Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
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41 Responses

  1. Philip Boepple
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    I thought I read the Quran cover to cover. Where in the world are these guys coming up with this stuff about Mohamad buying and selling slaves and having slaves perform sex for the liutenants and all this stuff about barbarian behavior with in the group?! That kind of stuff is what they were angry at, barbarianism, cruelity, oppression and slavery. I find a lot of big fat lies being said about the nature of true Islam and I ain’t going to buy it. I’m preety sure these guys are saying the same thing about christianity and judaism as well.

  2. Bill
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    If you only read the Koran, you do not know Mohammed. The Koran says in 91 verses to imitate Mohammed. To know Mohammed read the Sira and the Hadith.

    If you take the Koran, the Sira and the Hadith, then the Koran is only 14% of the textual doctrine. Islam is 14% Allah and 86% Mohammed.

    Read the Sira. Read the Hadith. Mohammed averaged an event of violence every 6 weeks for the last 9 years of his life.

  3. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    just the facts Bill Warner, just the facts.

    The institution of slavery extends back beyond recorded history. References to it appear in the ancient Babylonian code of Hammurabi. Its form and nature varied greatly in ancient society. It seems to have been common in the Tigris-Euphrates civilizations and in ancient Persia. In ancient Egypt slave labor was used in building temples and pyramids. The institution was familiar to the ancient Hebrews, according to passages in the Bible.

    Slavery was an established institution in the Greece of Homer’s time, and a large portion of the population of the Greek city-states in later days were of the servile class. There were domestic slaves, agricultural slaves, and artisans and workers. In Greece, although not quite as commonly as in Asia Minor, there were also public slaves, for example, those belonging to the temples.

    Slavery in early Roman history seems to have been of the same type as in Greece, but by the 1st cent. B.C., as the Roman Empire continued to expand, a form of agricultural slavery called estate slavery was introduced on a wide scale; in this form agriculture was pursued by large numbers of slaves in an impersonal relationship with the landowner, who had practically absolute power over them. The increasing wealth of Rome led to an expansion in domestic slaves, and the servile class grew to great numbers. They were employed in the theater, in gladiatorial combats, and, to some extent, in prostitution. Most of the slaves were foreign, and some were highly educated and were employed as instructors.

    The introduction of Christianity toward the end of the Roman Empire had no effect on the abolition of slavery, since the church at that time did not oppose the institution. However, a change in economic life set in and resulted in the gradual disappearance of the agricultural slaves, who became, for all practical purposes, one with the coloni (tenant farmers who were technically free but were in fact bound to the land by debts). This process helped prepare the way for an economy in which the agricultural slave became the serf.

    Slavery flourished in the Byzantine Empire, and the pirates of the Mediterranean continued their custom of enslaving the victims of their raids.

    Islam, like Christianity, accepted slavery, and it became a standard institution in Muslim lands, where most slaves were African in origin. In Islamic life, keeping slaves was largely a sign of wealth, with slaves used as soldiers, concubines, cooks, and entertainers and to perform a variety of other functions. Another form of Muslim slavery was in the eunuch guardians of the harems; eunuchs had been widely known in Greek, Roman, and especially Byzantine times, but it was among the Muslims and in East Asia that they were to survive longest. In Muslim countries, slavery and freedom had a much more fluid boundary than in the West, with some slaves and former slaves reaching positions of great power and prestige.

    A revolution in the institution of slavery came in the 15th and 16th cent. The explorations of the African coast by Portuguese navigators resulted in the exploitation of the African as a slave, and for nearly five centuries the predations of slave raiders along the coasts of Africa were to be a lucrative and important business conducted with appalling brutality. The British, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Portuguese all engaged in the African slave trade. Although Africans were, as early as 1440, brought back to Portugal, and although subsequent importations were large enough to change distinctly the ethnography of that country, it was not in Europe that African slavery was to be most profitable and widespread, but in the Americas, where European exploitation began at the end of the 15th cent.

    The first people to be enslaved by the Spanish and Portuguese in the West Indies and Latin America were the Native Americans, but, because the majority of Native American slaves either revolted or escaped, other forms of forced labor, akin to serfdom, were introduced (see repartimiento and encomienda). The resistance of the Native Americans to slavery only increased the demand for Africans to replace them. Africans proved to be profitable laborers in the Caribbean islands and the lowlands of the South American mainland. In the colder highlands Native American slavery or quasi-slavery continued; long after the introduction of the first Africans the Paulistas (inhabitants of the city and state of São Paulo, Brazil) continued their slave raids against the Native Americans of the Brazilian hinterlands. But African slavery gradually became dominant.

    Slavery in America began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, to aid in the production of such lucrative crops as tobacco. Slavery was practiced throughout the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, and African-American slaves helped build the economic foundations of the new nation. The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 solidified the central importance of slavery to the South’s economy. By the mid-19th century, America’s westward expansion, along with a growing abolition movement in the North, would provoke a great debate over slavery that would tear the nation apart in the bloody American Civil War (1861-65). Though the Union victory freed the nation’s 4 million slaves, the legacy of slavery continued to influence American history, from the tumultuous years of Reconstruction (1865-77) to the civil rights movement that emerged in the 1960s, a century after emancipation.

    From the 16th to the 19th centuries, an estimated 12 million Africans were shipped as slaves to the Americas. Of these, an estimated 645,000 were brought to what is now the United States.

    By the 1860 United States Census, the slave population in the United States had grown to four million.[11]

    Experts like U.S. Attorney Ed Gallagher say that selling women and young girls is a business second only to the drug trade: a booming, $28 billion-a-year enterprise. “I think most Americans would be shocked to learn that there are sex slaves right here in Texas,” says state investigator Mike Barnett of the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission.

    The T.A.B.C. has cracked down on the dozens of cantinas that have opened up on the outskirts of Houston serving liquor and selling girls. Investigators stumbled into an illicit world where young women and girls are held captive as virtual sex slaves and sold for $65-$100 an hour for sex. Experts estimate that thousands of such girls are in cantinas throughout U.S. border towns.

    “You walk into a cantina and choose a beer and a girl. The girl’s beer costs anywhere from $15 to $20, and you are buying the company of that girl for the time that it takes her to drink that beer. Then, if you want to have sex with her, you take her to the back where you pay cash for a mattress, paper towels and spermicide,” Barnett says. “These cantinas are printing cash.”

    With as many as 20 girls in each cantina, prosecutors like Linda Geffin, chief of the Harris County Attorney’s Special Prosecution Unit, say these organized criminals are tough to battle.

    Islam moderated slavery.
    Islam’s approach to slavery added the idea that freedom was the natural state of affairs for human beings and in line with this it limited the opportunities to enslave people, commended the freeing of slaves and regulated the way slaves were treated:

    Islam greatly limited those who could be enslaved and under what circumstances.

    Islam treated slaves as human beings as well as property.

    Islam banned the mistreatment of slaves – indeed the tradition repeatedly stresses the importance of treating slaves with kindness and compassion

    Islam allowed slaves to achieve their freedom and made freeing slaves a virtuous act.

    Islam barred Muslims from enslaving other Muslims
    But the essential nature of slavery remained the same under Islam, as elsewhere.

    Muhammad’s teaching that slaves were to be regarded as human beings with dignity and rights and not just as property, and that freeing slaves was a virtuous thing to do, helped to create a culture in which slaves became much more assimilated into the community than they were in the west.

    The major juristic schools of Islam have historically accepted the institution of slavery.

    Muhammad and those of the Sahabah (companions) who could afford it themselves owned slaves, freed many, and some of them acquired more from prisoners of war. Arabian slaves did benefit from the Islamic dispensations, which enormously improved their position through the reforms of a humanitarian tendency both at the time of Muhammad and the later early caliphs.

    The Qur’an considers emancipation of a slave to be a highly meritorious deed, or as a condition of repentance for many sins. The Qur’an and Hadith contain numerous passages supporting this view. Muslim jurists considered slavery to be an exceptional circumstance, with the basic assumption of freedom until proven otherwise. Furthermore, as opposed to pre-Islamic slavery, enslavement was limited to two scenarios: capture in war, or birth to two slave parents (birth to parents where one was free and the other not so would render the offspring free).

    People personally freed by Muhammad encouraged manumission of slaves, even if one had to purchase them first.

    Traditional biographies of Muhammad give many examples where Muhammad’s companions, at his direction, freed slaves in abundance. Abul Ala Maududi reports that Muhammad freed as many as 63 slaves.

    It was a practice and tradition of Muhammad to release from captivity those females who would face the risk of being disgraced or humiliated as a result of being held as captives or slaves, and those who came from respected backgrounds that were known for their philanthropic contributions to the general masses, regardless if their charitable deeds benefited Muslims or non-Muslims.

    During the lifetime of Muhammad, the tribe of Tayy that lived to the northeast of the city of Medina, engaged in banditry and highway robbery, and came in conflict with the Muslims of Medina, which led to battles between them that led to the Tayy’s defeat, and the subsequent captivity of some of their tribes folk.

    AbÅ« Ḥāmed Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad GhazālÄ« narrated in his book ” The Revival of Religious Sciences), that when the daughter of Hatim al-Tai, Safana bint Hatem, was taken as a captive, she came to Muhammad asking for her release, and not to be made a subject of humiliation amongst the various Arab quarters, as her father, Hatim al-Tai, was a person who used to aid the needy, feed the hungry, spread greetings, free slaves, and never refused an assisting request; to which Muhammad replied that these described qualities of her father are those of the believers, and if her father was a Muslim then indeed he would have asked for (Divine) mercy on him. He then asked his companions to release her stating that her father loved the noble-character, and God loves the noble-character.

    Female and male slaves of Muhammad.

    1- According to Islamic accounts Safiyya bint Huyayy, adopted Islam and became a wife of Muhammad. She lived more than a decade after him as a widow and became involved in the first power politics of the early Muslim community and left a large inheritance to her Jewish family.

    2- Maria al-Qibtiyya, a Coptic slave given to Muhammad by Muqawqis, a Byzantine official (ruler of Egypt). She gave birth to Ibrahim ibn Muhammad whom Muhammad loved dearly. Some sources indicate that she was freed and became Muhammad’s wife, while other sources dispute this.

    3- Sirin, Maria’s sister. He gave her to the poet Hassan ibn Thabit who later freed and married her.

    4- Rayhana, captured after siege of Banu Qurayza.

    5- Male slave Zayd ibn Harithah, was freed to become Muhammad’s adopted son, until adoption was replaced with guardianship in Islam, upon which Muhammad became his guardian.

    6- Bilal ibn Rabah al-Habashi, was an Abyssinian slave that first belonged to Umayyah ibn Khalaf until he was freed by Abu Bakr after converting to Islam. He then became Islam’s first Muezzin (caller to prayer).

    Bill Warner, you are keen to mislead your readers by spreadin out-right lies about Islam. Purseue the truth first, then enlighten your readers with nothing but the truth.

    Your crime is immense, for you persist in misleading others without knowledge or authority.

    In Islam there is a golden rule: “no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another”. This of course is against the doctrine of vocarious atonement.

    On the Day of Resurrection Bill Warner and his like will bear their own sins in full, and also the sins of those whom they misled. Evil indeed is that which they shall bear.

    That they may bear their loads complete on the Day of Resurrection, and also of the loads of those that they lead astray without any knowledge. O evil the load they bear An-Nahl, 25).

    In all ages wicked men tried to plot against Allah’s way, but they never succeeded, and were covered with shame in ways unexpected, for evil is against nature, and all nature proclaims Allah’s glory and humbly serves Him, the Lord Supreme.

  4. Bill
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    Mohammed himself was involved in every single aspect of slavery. He had non-believing men killed so their women and children could be made slaves. He gave slaves away for gifts. He owned many slaves, some of them black. He passed around slaves for the purpose of sex to his companions, men who were his chief lieutenants. He stood by while others beat slaves. He shared the pleasure of forced sex with women slaves after conquest. He captured slaves and wholesaled them to raise money for jihad. One of his favorite sexual partners was a slave, who bore him a son. He got slaves as gifts from other rulers. The very pulpit he preached from was made by a slave. He ate food prepared by slaves. He was treated medically by a slave. He had a slave tailor. He declared that a slave who ran away from his master would not have his prayers answered. And he approved an owner’s having sex with his slaves.

    Mohammed had two sets of ethics”one for Muslims and the other for Kafirs. How he treated people depended on which they were. The entire life of Mohammed is divided into the time before he started calling himself a prophet and the time after he became a prophet. As a businessman he showed the same face to all men. After he became a prophet, he showed two faces, one to Muslims and another to Kafirs. Kafirs were cursed, condemned, called names, tortured, killed, exiled, raped, and despised. But to Muslims he was kind, almost a father figure, an elder brother.

  5. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    Ernest

    1- Slavery in Islam

    Islam has often been represented by Christian writers as a religion which not only tolerated slavery but also encouraged it. This is a serious accusation levelled against Islam.

    Arabs in the pre-Islamic days were as bad offenders as their neighbours. Slaves were a commercial commodity, and slavery was an estIf you know, Earnest, that the world is revolving, and that history does not proceed in a uniform manner, and when a matter is completed it starts to grow smaller, ablished institution. It was a source of livelihood for thousands and a source of labour for scores of thousands. To the elite, the number of slaves in the household was a symbol of status.

    This was the state of affairs at the advent of Islam. Slavery offended the spirit of Islam as much as idolatry did. But while the latter had its roots in spiritualism and hence could be countered by reason, slavery had its roots in commerce, in social structure, in agriculture undertakings; and reason alone was but a feeble weapon against a foe so insidious and so deeply rooted. How was then slavery to be eradicated?

    The ill-informed may well suggest that the Prophet of Islam could have used force. But the ineffectiveness of force for such purpose is well recognised by all dispassionate students of sociology. Force may achieve submission but it inevitably achieves hostility, and very often hostility is so fierce that many a good cause has been lost when force has been employed for its advancement. The sad plight of the Negroes of America is but one illustration of how ineffective the employment of force can be when the object is to achieve a social reform. The emancipation of slaves did not change the attitude of the white masters towards their ex-slaves; and what a bitter legacy of racial antipathy has it left! Toynbee writes, “The Blacks in the United States who were emancipated jurisdically in 1862 are, with good reason, feeling now, more than a century later, that they are still being denied full human rights by the white majority of their fellow-citizens.[1]

    Islam’s war against slavery aimed at changing the attitude and mentality of the whole society, so that after emancipation, slaves would become its full-fledged members, without any need of demonstrations, strikes, civil disobedience and racial riots. And Islam achieved this seemingly impossible objective without any war. To say that Islam waged no war against slavery would not be a true statement. A war it waged, but a war in which neither sword was resorted to, nor blood was spilled.

    Islam aimed at striking at the roots of its foe and created allies by arousing the finer instincts of its followers. A three-pronged attack on slavery was launched.

    Firstly, Islam placed restrictions on acquisition of slaves. Prior to Islam, slavery was practised with abandon. Debtors were made slaves, war captives were either killed or made slaves. In weaker nations, people were hunted like animals, killed or captured and reduced to slavery. Islam, in unambiguous terms, forbade its followers to enslave people on any pretext. The only exception was an idolatrous enemy captured in a war which was fought either in self-defence or with the permission of the Prophet or his rightful successors.

    Prior to Islam strong and dominant people, throughout the world, used to enslave weak persons without any restraint. Important among the “causes” of enslavement were the following three factors:

    1. War: The conqueror could do with the vanquished enemy whatever he liked. He could put the arrested soldiers to death, condemn them to slavery or otherwise keep them under his authority or clutch.

    2. Domination: A chief or ruler could enslave, depending on his sweet wish, anyone residing under his domain.

    3. Guardianship: A father or grandfather had absolute authority over his offspring. He could sell or gift him or her away; could lend him or her to someone else, or exchange him or her with another’s son or daughter.

    When Islam came on the scene, it nullified and negated the last two factors completely. No ruler or progenitor was allowed to treat his subjects or offspring as his slaves. Every individual was bestowed with well-defined rights; the ruler and the ruled, the progenitor and the offspring had to live within the limits prescribed by religion; no one could transgress those limits.

    And it drastically restricted the first cause, i.e., war, by allowing enslavement only in a war fought against unbelieving enemy. In no other way could anyone be enslaved. At the same time, Islam raised the status of slavery to that of a free man; and opened many ways for their emancipation.

    Before slave trade was started on a large scale by the Westerners (when colonisation began), it was only in wars that men were made captives. But Islam did not permit wars of aggression. All the battles fought during the life-time of the Prophet were defensive battles. Not only this, an alternative was also introduced and enforced: “to let the captives go free, either with or without any ransom “(The Qur’an 47:4). In the battles forced upon the Muslims, the Prophet had ordered very humane treatment of the prisoners who fell into Muslim hands. They could purchase their freedom on payment of small sums of money, and some of them were left off without any payment. It all depended upon the discretion of the Prophet or his rightful successors, keeping in view the safety of the Muslims and the extent of danger from the enemy. The captives of the very first Islamic battle, Badr, were freed on ransom (in form of money or work like teaching ten Muslim children how to read and write), while those of the tribe of Tay were freed without any ransom.

    Even in such enslavement a condition was attached that a mother was not to be separated from her child, nor brother from brother nor husband from wife nor one member of a clan from his clan.

    Islam commenced an active campaign to emancipate the slaves. Emancipation of slaves was declared to be expiation for a number of sins. This question is related to canonical laws of Islam.. For instance, if a man failed to fast without any reasonable excuse during the month of Ramadan, or if he failed to observe fast of i’tikaf or vow, etc, he had to free a slave for each day, in addition to fasting afterwards. Similarly, a slave had to be freed for every breach of vow; or for tearing one’s garment as a demonstration of grief on the death of a spouse or child; or if a woman beat herself or cut or pulled her hair in grief over the death of anyone; or for accidental homicide and, in some cases, even for intentionally killing a Muslim; or if a husband told his wife that she was to him like his mother, and for many other trespasses. From these instances, some of them trivial but deeply ingrained in Arab culture, one can see how religious laws were enacted for the emancipation of slaves, and the total eradication of the curse of slavery from the society.

    This show clearly how Islam strived to create a society free fro slavery.

    Islam also declared that any slave woman who bore a child by her master could not be sold and, on her master’s death, she became automatically a free woman.

    Moreover; in contrast to all previous customs, Islam ordained that the child born to a slave woman by her master should follow the status of the father.

    Slaves were given a right to ransom themselves either on payment of an agreed sum or on completion of service for an agreed period. Allah says in the Qur’an:

    And those who seek a deed [of liberation] from among those [slaves] whom your right hands possess, give them the writing (kitab) if you know of goodness in them, and give them of the wealth of Allah which He has given you.. (Qur’an 2433)

    The word kitab in the verse stands for the written contract between the slave and his master known as “mukatabah – deed of contract”. The significant factor in mukatabah is that when a slave desires to get into such a mutual written contract, the master should not refuse it. In the verse quoted above, God has made it incumbent upon Muslims to help the slaves in getting liberated. When a slave wants to get himself freed, the master has not only to agree to it, but he is also directed to help the slave from his own wealth.

    It also directed that the slaves seeking freedom should be helped from the public treasury. Thus, as a last resort, the Prophet and his rightful successors were to provide ransom for the slaves out of state coffers. The Qur’an recognises the emancipation of slaves as one of the permissible expenditures of alms and charity. (See the Qur’an 9:60, 2:177.)

    It is worth remembering that a slave automatically becomes free if the master cut his ear or blinded his eye. Also if the slaves, living in an Islamic state, accepted Islam before their masters, then they would become free automatically.

    If a slave is Muslim and has worked for seven years then he should be set free. Forcing him to work after seven years is not permissible

    In addition to these compulsory ways of emancipation, voluntary emancipation of slaves was declared as the purest form of charity.

    Islam is the first and the only religion which has prescribed liberation of slaves as a virtue and a condition of genuine faith in God. No religion other than Islam has ever preached and enjoined how best we can show our love for fellow human beings in bondage. In chapter ninety of the Qur’an, liberating a slave has been prescribed as a cardinal virtue of the faith:

    Certainly We have created men [to dwell] in distress. What! Does he think that no one has power over him? He shall say, “I have wasted much wealth” Does he think that no one sees him? Have We not given him two eyes, a tongue and two lips, and We pointed out to him the two conspicuous ways [of good and evil]? But he would not attempt the uphill road. What will make you comprehend what the uphill road is? It is the setting free of a slave….

    It should be mentioned that the setting free of a slave has been highly commended. Islam controlled slavery in such a graceful and practical way that it made the maintaining of a slave a great responsibility for the master, and at the same time it enjoined so much care and kindness to the slaves that in many cases when the slaves were set free they did not like to leave their masters.
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    Islam restored dignity to slaves and enhanced their social status. It made no distinction between a slave or a free man, and all were treated with equality. It was this fact that always attracted slaves to Islam. It is painful to see that those who never cease to be vociferous in their unjust criticism of Islam should take no notice of this principle of equality, when even in this enlightened age there are countries where laws are made discriminating against the vast majority of population, to keep them in practical servitude.

    Islam recognises no distinction of race or colour, black or white, citizens or soldiers, rulers or subjects; they are perfectly equal, not in theory only, but in practice. The first mu’azzin (herald of the prayer call) of Islam, a devoted adherent of the Prophet and an esteemed disciple, was a Negro slave. The Qur’an lays down the measure of superiority in verse thirteen of chapter forty-nine. It is addressed to mankind, the whole human race, and preaches the natural brotherhood of man without distinction of tribe, clan, race or colour. It says:

    O you men! We have created you of a male and a female, and then We made you (into different) races and tribes so that you may know (and recognise) each other. Surely the most honourable of you with Allah is the one who is most pious among you; surely Allah is All-Knowing and Aware.
    This verse makes clear the view point of Islam as regards human life on earth. It lays down only one criterion of superiority or honour and that is piety, which means complete obedience to the will of God. It annihilates all man-made and artificial distinctions of race and colour which we find all over the world even now. To explain the qualities of piety, let us note what Allah says:

    It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East and the West, righteousness is this that one should believe in Allah, the Last Day, the angels, the Book and the Prophets, and give away wealth out of love for Him to the near of kin, the orphans, the needy, the wayfarer, the beggars and to those in bondage and keep up prayers, pay the poor-rate; and those who fulfil their promise and the patient ones in distress and affliction and in the time of war – these are they who are the truthful and these are they who are pious. (The Qur’an 2:177)

    This verse clearly shows that by itself there is no specific virtue in turning towards any particular direction for prayer. (The unity of the Qiblah indicates the unity of faith which leads to spiritual unity and culminates in physical harmony.) The belief and practice enjoined in the verse are the real virtues, and apart from being ordered by God, they appeal to human reasoning.

    “In the eyes of Islam, a pious slave has precedence over an unpious free man.

    It is stated in reliable traditions from the Prophet that one should feed his slave what he himself eats and should dress him with what he himself dresses. In his famous sermon in ‘Arafat, on 9th Dhul-hijjah 9 AH, during his last pilgrimage, the Prophet said, “…and your slaves, see that you feed them such food as you eat yourselves and dress him with what you yourself dress. And if they commit a mistake which you are not inclined to forgive then sell them, for they are the servants of Allah and are not to be tormented…”

    To say that Islam treated slaves on the basis of equality would be an understatement. Because, in fact, for a number of offences, the punishment meted out to a slave was half of the punishment meted out to others.[19] This was in contrast to the established practice of every nation to punish slaves more severely than the free men. Professor Davis writes, “The criminal law was almost everywhere more severe for slaves than freemen.

    The Prophet of Islam always exhorted his followers to treat their slaves like family-members. He and his household always treated their servants as such. A female servant in the employ of Fatimah, the Prophet’s daughter, testifies that her mistress had made it a rule to share all household drudgery with her and insisted that the servant should have rest every alternative days when she, Fatimah, would attend to the work. Thus, there was equal division of work between the mistress of the house and the maid-servant

    It is also recorded that once ‘Ali and his male servant Qambar went to a shop where ‘Ali selected two garments, one a cheap coarse dress, the other expensive. He gave the expensive garment to Qambar. Qambar was shocked. “Oh Master!”, he said, “This is the better one and you are the ruler of the Muslims. You should take this one.” ‘Ali replied, “No, Qambar, you are young and young man should wear better clothes.” Could such a treatment produce any sense of inferiority in slaves? Masters were forbidden to exact more work than was just and proper. They were ordered never to address their male or female slaves by the degrading appellation, but by the more affectionate name of “my young man’, or “my young maid”; it was also enjoined that all slaves should be dressed, clothed and fed exactly as their masters and mistresses did. It was also ordered that in no case should the mother be separated from her child, nor brother from brother, nor father from son, nor husband from wife, nor one relative from another.

    Let us now refer to the Qur’an:

    Worship Allah (alone) and associate nothing with Him, and do good to parents, to kinsfolk, to orphans, to the needy, to the neighbour who is a relative, to the neighbour who is a stranger, to a companion by your side, to the wayfarer and to (the slave) which your right hands possess; verily Allah loves not the proud, the boastful. (4:36)

    The Holy Prophet gifted a slave to Abu Dharr al-Ghifari and told him to maintain him in the best way, to feed him whatever he himself ate, to clothe him with whatever clothes he liked for himself. Abu Dharr had a robe which he immediately tore into two, and gave one piece to the slave. The Prophet said, “Excellent!” Abu Dharr took the slave home and liberated him. The Prophet was highly pleased with Abu Dharr and said, “God will reward you for it.”
    How Imam Zaynul ‘Abidin, the fourth Imam, treated his slave-girl is well-known in Islamic history. Once while serving food to the Imam, she accidentally dropped a bowl of hot soup on him. She was deeply conscious of the injury and pain she had caused to the Imam. She knew very well the disposition of the holy Imam and began reciting the Qur’anic verse, “Those who restrain their anger.”

    “I have restrained my anger,” the Imam replied.

    “And those who forgive the people,” she went on.

    “I have forgiven you,” he said.

    Lastly, she said, “And God loves those who do good to others.”

    The Imam replied, “I set you free to seek the pleasure of God.”

    The slave-girl had quoted those words from verse 133 of chapter 3 of the Qur’an. We reproduce the full verse here:

    Those who spend (in alms) alike in prosperity and straitness, and who restrain (their) anger, and those who forgive the people, and Allah loves those who do good (to others).

    At the end of the 18th century, Mouradgea d’Ohsson (a main source of information for the Western writers on the Ottoman empire) declared:

    “There is perhaps no nation where the captives, the slaves, the very toilers in the galleys are better provided for or treated with more kindness than among the Muhammedans.”[22]

    P. L Riviere writes:
    “A master was enjoined to make his slave share the bounties he received from God. It must be recognised that, in this respect, the Islamic teaching acknowledged such a respect for human personality and showed a sense of equality which is searched for in vain in ancient civilization”.

    And not only in ancient civilisations; even in the modern Christian civilisation the ingrained belief of racial supremacy is still manifesting itself every day. A. J. Toynbee says in Civilization on Trial:

    “The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue…” Then he comments that “in this perilous matter of race feeling it can hardly be denied that (the triumph of English-speaking peoples) has been a misfortune.”[24]
    Napoleon Bonaparte is recorded as saying about the condition of slaves in Muslim countries:
    “The slave inherits his master’s property and marries his daughter. The majority of the Pashas had been slaves. Many of the grand viziers, all the Mamelukes, Ali Ben Mourad Beg, had been slaves. They began their lives by performing the most menial services in the houses of their masters and were subsequently raised in status for their merit or by favour. In the West, on the contrary, the slave has always been below the position of the domestic servants; he occupies the lowest rug. The Romans emancipated their slaves, but the emancipated were never considered as equal to the free-born.

    2- Arab-Islamic science

    the seeds of all the forms of science, came from the East; and that during the Middle Ages they were largely developed by Eastern people. Thus, in a large sense, experimental science is a child not only of the West, but also of the East; the East was its mother, the West was its father. (Sarton, 1948)

    Arabic science was probably the most advanced science in the world in the period between the eighth and fourteenth centuries. With the rapid expansion of Islam after the death of Prophet Muhammad in 632, Arabic scientists interacted across the world from Central Asia and India to Spain and North Africa. Although there were independent scientific achievements by the Arab, their scientific knowledge was built on earlier achievements, especially those of the Greeks, Iranians, Indians and ancient Egypt. Along with philosophy, the Arab did much to develop the idea of science and to clarify and elaborate its method. However, the main objective of this essay is to outline and elucidate the Arabs’ contribution to the eventual rise of science.

    Brian Stock argues that there were three independent factors that stimulated the rapid growth of the Muslim Arabs’ science. They were the translation movement, the cultural force of Islam as a new religion and the successful integration of non-Arabs into various disciplines. The most important factor was the translation movement, which began under the Umayyad dynasty (661-750). It was sporadic and individual, but during the Abbasid dynasty (750-1258), translation became more organised and officially supported. The ninth and tenth centuries represented a period of remarkable activity in the work of translation and the enormous Arabs’ effort of translation produced an immense development of learning. The Arabs translated the majority of the Greek scientific books, including mathematics, astronomy, geography, chemistry, physics, natural history and medicine. However, translation provided the Islamic Arab scientists and physicians with a firm base of Greek science as well as Persian’s and Indian’s thought and experience. At the end of the period of translation (750-900), the Arab began to depend on their own resources and to develop their science from within.

    Abu Nasr Mohammad Ibn al-Farakh al-Farabi (870-950 A.D.) was the first Muslim Arab thinker to have given a broad picture of the sciences in his time. Al-Farabi, who was originally of Persian descent, lived, worked and completed his higher studies in Baghdad for almost 40 years. He was known as the ‘Second Teacher’ (al-Mou’allim al-Thani) Aristotle being the First. Farabi contributed considerably to science, philosophy, logic, sociology, medicine, mathematics and music. He wrote more than 117 books which covered many different areas of science. His seminal book, Fusus al-Hikam, remained a text book of philosophy for several centuries. Kitab al-lhsa al ‘Ulum, (Catalogue of Science) is also another important book which discusses classification and fundamental principles of science in a unique and useful manner. The book was known by the name of De Scientiis in the Latin Middle Ages, and it outlined a framework of all the sciences and their subdivisions. He classified the sciences as linguistic sciences, logic, mathematics (including arithmetic, geometry, optics, astronomy, music, static, mechanics), physics, metaphysics, politics, jurisprudence and theology.

    Mathematics was one such area of the Arabs’ achievement as well. Abu Ê¿Abdallah Muḥammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (c. 780-850) was the first great mathematician to whom all scientific knowledge was systematised in Arabic. Al-Khwarizmi’s Treatise on Calculation with the Hindu Numerals (c.825) might be seen as the first Arabic arithmetic to use separate symbols for the numbers from 1 to 9 (in addition to a symbol for 0 as a placeholder) in a decimal place-value system and to describe written arithmetical methods in agreement with the system. Undoubtedly, Al-Khwarizmi’s book was the first to introduce this system into Latin Europe. Michael Mahoney believes that the translation of the work of Euclid’s Elements and Al-Khwarizmi’s arithmetic and algebra from Arabic into Latin “gave new impetus to mathematics and determined its primary content for the next century”. In 950, al-Uqlidisi had discovered the decimal fraction, which was taken into the mainstream of the subject by the Iranian mathematician Jamshid al-Kashani, who may have been the first to invent a calculating machine in the 15th century.

    In the area of geometry, other mathematicians such as Ibn al-Haitham, al-Karkhi, Ibn Sina and al-Biruni had dealt with the most difficult problems of Greek geometry and solved many previously unsolved problems. They were able to solve the cubic equations by the intersection of conic as well as developing the spherical trigonometry. The Arabs also gave rise to discussions concerning natural philosophy including, the nature of the mathematical point, line and angle. So, equally, the Arabs were the founders of algebra (from the Arabic al-jabr, which signifies the restoration of something incomplete). The

    subject was first established by al-Khwarizmi, whose name has produced the word ‘algorithm’, and was brought to its peak by Umar Khayyam (1048-1131). A considerable progress was mad by Khayyam, who arranged the equations of third degree into twenty-five groups according to both the number and the nature of the terms on each side of the equation. To solve them, he gave numerical solutions for the equations of the first and second degrees and geometrical solutions for those of the third degree.

    As studied to this day, trigonometry was developed to its full extent by Arabs mathematicians, who, according to Carra de Vaux, were the inventors of plan and spherical trigonometry, which did not exist among the Greeks legacy. With the Arab mathematicians, the trigonometrical functions of sine, cosine, tangent and cotangent became more explicit. The word ‘sine’ is a direct translation of the Arabic jayb (curve). For the first time, the definition of the cotangent, expressed as a function of the sine and of the cosine, appeared in the translation of De motu stellarum of al-Battani (d. 929). In his book, al-Batani also introduced a new fundamental formula in spherical trigonometry, which has no equivalent in Ptolemy. He united the three sides and one angle of a spherical triangle.

    In optics, al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham (d. 1039), well known to the West under the name of Alhazen, was a remarkable practitioner of this science. Ibn al-Haytham studied the nature of light, affirming that light originated from the object. His application of the principles of geometry to light helped him to make a study of lenses by experimenting with different shapes of mirrors, including, concave and convex, parabolic and cylindrical, and flat and spherical. His experiment with starlight, rainbow and colours enabled him to observe the semi-lunar shape of the sun’s image cast during eclipses on a wall set opposite a screen with a tiny hole in it. G. Anawati believes that “this is the first known instance of the camera obscura”. In fact, ibn al-Haytham’s contribution to the science of optics was immense. Although the Chinese were also progressed in the study of light, Joseph Needham believes that they “never equalled the highest level attained by the Islamic students of light such as Ibn al-Haytham”. This refers to the fact that the Chinese were “greatly hampered by the lack of the Greek deductive geometry”, which the Arabs had inherited and developed.

    A second area of major achievements was astronomy. Muslim Arabs astronomers drew heavily on Greek, Iranian, and Indian sources. From the ninth century, as the works of Ptolemy and other Greek astronomers came to be translated, their studies began to take major steps forward. Many improvements were mad to astronomical tables and there were remarkable achievements such as the measurement of the meridian near Mosul. In the eleventh century these and many others were drawn together by al-Biruni whose series of Islamic astronomy, al-Qanun al-Masudi, is the equal for this subject of Ibn Sina’s Qanun for medicine. The Arab astronomers and mathematicians of the Maragha observatory in Western Iran had improved the Ptolemaic system, which was mathematically equivalent to Copernicus’s planetary models developed 150 years later. Even after Euclid’s work had been translated into Latin in the 14th century, there were more Arabic commentaries on Euclid than there were in Latin. It is known that the first successful non-Ptolemaic models in astronomy were worked out by the Arabs. Copernicus used these models especially those worked out by al-Tusi and Ibn al-Shatir of the Maragha school of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Toby Huff argues that, although the breakthrough to modern astronomy was mathematically worked out by the Arabs, they failed to make a metaphysical leap and place the same mathematical models in the new heliocentric framework as Copernicus suggested. But, undoubtedly, the Arabs’ work, which was translated by the Byzantine into Greek had ultimately reached Copernicus and other European astronomers who used it to develop their heliocentric theory. Olaf Pedersen believes that “it was by acquiring Islamic astronomical works and Greek astronomical works preserved in Arabic that the Latin world would finally achieve a high level of astronomical knowledge”.

    Physics was also a third area of considerable achievement. In the ninth and tenth centuries, Aristotle’s Physics was translated into Arabic, studied and commented upon by Arabic philosophers including al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, Ibn Bajja, Ibn Rusd and Ishaq ibn Hunayn, whose translation of the Physics is the only one to have been preserved. Latin translations were made from these Arabic versions. Ibn Bajja wrote a quite number of treatises, including his Commentary on the Physics, which contributed much to the development of the ideas about motion from Aristotle to Galilei as well as have influenced discussions in the Western Middle Ages. His views on the subjects of motion and place became also known to the medieval Jewish philosophers in Spain through translations of the work of Ibn Rusd into Hebrew.

    A fourth area of both achievements and influence was medicine. Many Arab scholars applied themselves to the practice of medicine, because it brought the living, which helped in sustaining other researches. The early Arab physicians drew on Graeco-Alexandrian, Near Eastern, Iranian, and Indian traditions. Abu Bakr al-Razi (d.925) was perhaps the most prominent physician and clinical doctor of Islam. In his clinical day-book, al-Razi described the progress of each malady and the results of treatment. His work was enormous and encyclopaedic and was catalogued by Al-Biruni in 176 treatises. Al-Razi’s Kitab al-Hawi fi’l-tibb is his most celebrated work, known in the Latin West under the title Continents. Al-Razi explained the views of Greek, Syrian, Indian, Iranian and Arab writers for each disease. In addition he gave notes from his daily clinical observations, as well as his own opinion. Another prominent writer on medical matter was Ibn Sina (Avicenna, d.1037), whose al-Qanun fil-tibb (the law of medicine) is arguably the most influential work in the history of medicine. In the 12th century, al-Qanun fil-tibb was translated into Latin and dominated the teaching of medicine in Europe until at least the 16th century. Among other figures of note were the Andalusians Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar, d.1161) for his work on diet and Ibn Rushd (Averroes, 1121-1198) for his work on general principles, and the Syrian Ibn al-Nafis (d.1288) for his discovery of the minor circulation of the blood. Undoubtedly, the Arabs’ work in medical sciences had such a resounding effect on western thinkers of the Middle Ages.

    Although, over five centuries, Arab scientists achieved scientific progress in almost every field of scientific endeavour, their science went into a state of decline and retrogression of scientific thought after the 11th century. In the period between the 12th and the 13th centuries, the chief activity of Western scholars was the translation of Arabic treatises into Latin. Constantine the African (d.1087), an important translator and an intermediary figure between the East and the West, translated a considerable number of Greco-Muslim works from Arabic into Latin. His efforts revealed that Arabic writings in the different disciplines were important because they contained enormous treasures of knowledge as well as the accumulated learning and experience of the past.

    The preceding discussion shows that, despite the diversity of the origins of the Arabs’ science, the Arab contribution to science was immense because they did not simply transmit ancient knowledge, but developed it as well as created new ones. In fact, the Arabs’ efforts in science provide a good example of the continuity of scientific ideas. They developed the Greek geometry, elaborated algebra and trigonometry on Greco-Hindu foundation, helped to prepare the astronomical reformation of the 16th century, enriched the medical experience, originated modern chemistry and developed the knowledge of optics. However, the immense importance of the Arabs lies in the fact that they had brought together these different intellectual streams, which had flowed independently in ancient times as well as led to the revival of Western science. Undoubtedly the Arab contributions to the sciences were great and wide-ranging, and their full extent is yet, to be explored.

    “So, as you see Earnest,, the Arabs have sown the seeds of progress in a barren land, and you were the ones who reaped the fruit. Their influence will remain alive in the consciousness of the world and in the history of Europe. This is not going to be veiled by the neglect of the cognizant or the disregard of the ignorant, because civilization is a gift from God, and human thinking is a chain with attached rings. We must not rejoice or grumble, as we do not know the whole of Allah’s plan or wisdom. then it is not a coincidence the Arabs came to your world and left. It was the will of Allah that they came there to teach you through their science and religion how to separate the true from the false, and knowledge from ignorance.”

    Without their tremendous scientific achievements you wouldn’t have been enjoying the technology you are seeing today.

    “So, if you know Earnest, that the world is revolving, and that history does not proceed in a uniform manner, and when a matter is completed it starts to grow smaller, you can see clearly then that your civlization is also perishing. Can’t you see it in the immoralities surrounding your society from all sides, enormous national debt, overwhelming trade balance deficit, frequent yearly environmental disasters costing you billions every year, inflation, millions of jobless citizens, millions of citizens living now under poverty limit, etc.

    On top of that, China and Russia are rising up economically and militarily.

    Haven’t you seen what happened to Japan few weeks ago, a whole civilization was about to perish in sconds!

    The pest of man is that he doesn’t read to acquire knowledge from its true sources. Sobre up Mister sleeper and look around you. Stop listening to the rabbish you are being fed from the biased media and Islamophobe hate mongers. Don’t get yourself lost in the maze of error. Forme you own ideas from your own unbiased readings then judge on things with a free mind.

    As for the scientific miracles of the Koran, go again and read, the information is there available for the true seekers of knowledge.

  6. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    Armed infidel

    The inmates of Hell are those who dare insult Allah, belie the Koran and slander the seal of the prophets. Attacking Islam is foolish and unwise, because the opponent here is Allah the Creator of the universe, the most vengeful when His last Message to the world is mocked at.

    My intention has never been to answer back the trifles I see here, but rather to expalin the essence of Islam and its Message to the world. Each time I do that I receive no answer but despicable attacks against Islam, the same ugly words uttered by the idolators of Makkah when Islam first appeared.

    The Christians think that Islam is directed only to the Arabs, while in reality it is a universal religion addressed to all people including the Christians.

    The Koran is therefore a mercy to the Christians because it came to tell them the truth about their religion. It came to purify their religion from the impurities which violated the true teachings of Jesus which was pure monotheism.

    The Christians must read the Koran with scrutiny and patience in order to digest the several warnings directed to them. Life is short and no soul knows what it shall earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in what land it shall die. Wherever you are, death will find you out, if even you were hiding in towers built strong and high.

    The Koran states that the current Torah, Psalms and Gospel (the New Tastement) have been badly corrupted. Several passages in the Koran note that the received Books of the Jews and the Christians do not conform with the original revelations that were given to Moses, David and Jesus.

    Can ye (men of faith) entertain the hope that they will believe in you? Seeing that a party of them heard the Word of Allah, and perverted it knowingly after they undrstood it…Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and they say: “This is from Allah,” to traffic with it for a miserable price! Woe to them from what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby (Al-Baqarah, 75, 79).

    And remember Allah tok a covenant from the people of the Book, to make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it, but they threw it away behind heir backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And vile was the bargain they made (Al-Imran, 78).

    But because of their breach of their covenant (the Jews), We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the Message that was sent to them, nor wilt thou cease to find them-barring a few-ever bent on (new) deceits; but forgive them and overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind. Fom those too who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the Message that was sent to them: so We estranged them with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the Day of Judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done (5: 13-14).

    So in conclusion, one can see that the Koran maintains that the books of the Jews and Christians have been corrupted, altered and edited over time. When the Koran talks about the Torah, Psalms and the Gospel, it is speaking about the original versions given to Moses, Davis and Jesus. It is not talking about the current Torah, Psalms, and the four Canonical Gospels we have today.

    The Christians went wrong when raising Jesus the son of Mary to equality with Allah; in some cases venerates mary almost to idolatry; attributes a physical to Allah; and invents the doctrine of the Trinity, opposed to all reasons. The doctrine of Trinity, equality with Allah, and sonship, are repudiated as blasphemies. Christ often watched and prayed as a humble worshipper of Allah; and his agony in the garden of Gethsemane was full of human dignity, suffering, and self-humiliation (see Matt. xxvi. 36-45).

    The Koran came therefore to tell the Christians:

    They are unbelievers who say, “Allah is the Messiah, Mary’s son.” Say: “Who then shall overrule Allah in any way if He desires to destroy the Messiah, Mary’s son, and His mother and al those who were on earth?
    For to Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them, creating what He will. Allah is powerful over everything (Al-Maidah, 17).

    The Koran came also to warn the Christians:

    They are unbelievers who say, ‘Allah is the Messiah, Mary’s son.’ For the Messiah said, ‘Children of Israel, serve Allah my Lord and your Lord. Verily whosoassociates with Allah anything, Allah shall prohibit him entrance ro Paradise, and his refuge shall be the fire; and wrongdoers shall have no helpers.’ (Al-Maidah, 72).

    Also, as we read in the Koran:

    They are unbelievers who say, ‘Allah is the third of three.’ No god is there but One God. If they refrain not from what they say, there shall afflict those of them that disbelieve a painful chastisement (Al-Maidah, 73).

    Where a Messenger of truth comes to teach people the better way, it is foolish to say, “What our ancestors did is good enough for us.”

    And when it is said to them, ‘Come now to what Allah has sent down, and the Messenger, they say, ‘Enough for us is what we found our fathers doing.”
    What, even if their fathers has knowledge of naught and were not guided! (Al-Maidah, 104).

    Never shall Allah forgive incorporating with Him in worship other deities (Jesus, angel, idol, pope, priest, saint, nature etc), but forgives He all else to whom He will. And he who incorporates with Allah other deities shall have lost himself in the maze of error.

    Allah forgives not that aught should be with Him associated; less than that He forgives to whomsoever He will. Whoso associates with Allah anything, has gone astray into far error (Al-Nisa’, 116).

    In that sense, the Koran is a mercy to the Christians because it came to clarify to them the impurities which had been added to the religion of Jesus and contaminated it with the dogmas of trinitariarism, vicarious atonement, crucifixion and original sin.

    Now Allah’s revelations in the form of Islam came to the Christians for the last time. They have been warned that true belief in the sight of Allah and all prophets is only Islam, meaning, Allah is One, and must be worshipped alone without associating with Him any partners.

    If Allah’s revelations are denied, the deniers shall be put to torture; Allah will expose them to dreadful conflagration. As often as their skins are consumed, Allah will replace them with new skins so that they taste the merciless but just punishment.

    Surely those who disbelieve in Our signs – We shall certainly roast them at a Fire; as often as their skins are wholly burned, We shall give then in exchange other skins, that they may taste the chastisement, surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise (Al-Nisa, 56).

    But those who believed shall be recepients of Allah’s mercy and blessings. Allah will welcome them into gardens beneath which rivers flow. Therein shall they have companions pure and holy. Allah shall admit them to shades cool and ever deepening.

    And those that believe, and do deeds of righteousness, them We shall admit them to gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein dwelling forever and ever; therein for them shall be spouses purified; and We shall admit them to a shelter of plenteous shade (Al-Nisa’, 57).

    I wonder, if Allah has cast His enemies back to disbelief because of what they have earned, do we Muslims guide those whom Allah has made to go astray? He whom Allah made astray, we will never find for him any way of guidance!

    What has come to these people, that they fail to understand the last Message directed to them? Do they not consider the Koran with care and understand the mercy Allah has sent to them?

    By not believing in what the Koran had brought them, they destroy not but their ownselves, yet they perceive it not. Allah guide not the people of the evildoers who lead astray men without knowledge.
    Allah leaves them in their insolence wandering blindly.

  7. Ernest
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    Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy,

    Islam allow slavery for all time. Now that’s barbaric!

    Humanity and especially black people should be against Islam for allowing slavery.

    There is nothing scientific in the Quran, just a whole bunch of nonsense. People will bend over backwards to interpret the Quran to fit science. Whatever “science” is in the Quran contradicts what we know anyways.

    If the Quran is so great in science then why are Muslim countries behind non-Muslim countries. It was America and other non-Muslims that went to space and the moon (defying Allah’s permission). All the wonderful technology and science that the enlightened world have was because of the brilliant human mind (non-Muslim). That was all possible without the Quran. If the Muslims have the Quran and all the wonderful knowledge that Allah gave them, then why are they behind non-Muslims? It’s only after the fact when non-Muslims discover something that Muslims will try to interpret the Quran and praise how great it is. That’s just arrogance! It’s obvious that there is nothing scientific in Islam.

    All this stuff about how science have only discovered what was known to Islam 1400 years ago is a joke! Muslims are just making themselves feel better because they have nothing else to show for. If this was true, Muslims would be 1400 years more advanced than non-Muslims. This is clearly not the case and it’s the other way around.

    Even the bombs that Muslims use to blow themselves up was made by non-Muslims. Talk about the irony!

  8. Armed Infidel
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    El-Guindy,

    It has become apparent to me that I cannot argue with an emotionally disturbed, misguided, angry, argumentative imbecile who obviously cannot grasp even the most simple concepts and truths about Islam.

    Because you are such a dimwit, and because I am feeling generous this evening, I will reiterate some earlier comments that I made to you so that you may at least try to learn the truth about Islam:

    1. Islam: Islam is a homophobic and intolerant 7th Century totalitarian ideology of hatred, deceit, racism, bigotry, misogyny, pedophilia, anti-semitism, slavery, terrorism, murder, rape, humiliation, control, domination, submission, and the annihilator of all native non-Muslim cultures that it dominates.

    2. Muhammad: Your so-called prophet Muhammad was nothing more than, as your good buddy Geert Wilders has accurately confirmed, “a savage leader of a gang of robbers from Medina without scruples who looted, raped, and murdered. Muhammad was also a narcissist, a pedophile, a mass murderer, a terrorist, a misogynist, a lecher, a cult leader, a madman, a rapist, a torturer, an assassin and a looter.” Sounds like a great guy! The kind of guy you would like to have your daughter date, eh El-Guindy?

    3. Allah: Your so-called “only god in the universe” Allah, is nothing more than a fabrication from Muhammad’s sick mind… in other words, just a tribal moon god of the Quraysh tribe.

    El-Guindy, I have made it so simple that even a dumbass like you can understand it, right?

  9. Armed Infidel
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    Mr. Mohsen El-Guindy,
    No thoughts or comments about who or what was responsible for the attack against America on 9/11?

    Let me help you out on this one…perhaps it was some “radicalized” Hindus!? Perhaps it was “crazed” Buddhists!? Perhaps it was some “lunatic” left-wing American liberals!? Or, perhaps it was a secret plot “hatched” in the Whitehouse!?

    But as we both know full well it could not have been done by wonderful, peace-loving, Muslims in the name of Allah…right!? No way!!!

    So, then who do you think it was??? Any ideas, any thoughts Mr. Mohsen El-Guindy?

  10. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    You people here, Take heed and lend me an attentive ear.

    It is really amazing to see numerous Christian websites launching all out attacks on the religion of Islam. These websites attack Islam earnestly and whole-heartedly as if their current Christianity were perfect and complete, while Islam id fraudulent and not divine.

    They occupy themselves with lies and fabrications, thus deviating from the main task they must undrtake in order to protect their wretched sould from the punishment of a Mighty Day.

    It is a big mockery to say that the religion they attack came originally for their own good. It is the last divine warning to them in order that they reclaim themselves and reform their belief by taking it back from ugly trinitariarism to the true religion of Jesus and Muhammad and all prophets before them – pure monotheism.

  11. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    Armed infidel

    Haven’t I told you that you are an empty-headed ignorant? You just can’t comment on my article except by saying rant..rant..rant..bla. bla..

    Go and educate yourself before talking to me you bigot Islamophob hate monger.

  12. Armed Infidel
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    Mohsen El-Guindy,

    With the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 fast approaching, what are your personal thoughts as a Muslim concerning this attack against America?

  13. Armed Infidel
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    Mr. El-Guindy,

    Rant…rant…rant.

    Blah…blah…blah.

    Boring!

  14. Philip Boepple
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    El-Guindy, don’t allow yourself to be mislead or even moved by infadels, for a person will end up getting lead in the ways of an infadel. In the latter times, what ever can be shaken will be shaken. Just got to have a little fun with words here. The sun’s out and I’m going for a little trek. Glory be to God.

  15. Philip Boepple
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    Mohsen, I dont see why it should be so hard to understand you here. You know the “rumor control” the heavy talk and the media have it all so turned around to look like believers are the harmful ones. And the truths and realities have been so suppressed and buried that people could say that we are the hateful ones, the harmful ones and the evil ones. No body on this side of the waters knows what is really going on over in the middle east. It would be a surprise to see how much is being brought about through the works of deception. You know what I say, maybe those that don’t understand you, just DON’T WANT TO. A lot of it starts in where the heart is at. And I’ll be willing to bet you, a lot of the negative writing is from ATHIESTS!!! Whuaaachhhh. Oops I might become one of those name callers if I dont look out. Oh boy how much fun. The way some of these guys holler about it, sometimes it’s pretty funny. Hang in there and keep up the faith. This too shall pass. Allah be with us. Good day. Phil

  16. Philip Boepple
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    That should sum it up for this blog. Nothing else be needed here, think we know all about it now.
    God pour blessings upon the true serious followers.

  17. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    Philip Boepple

    It seems that you are the only one who understands me a bit here. Thank you for your consideration any way.

    Bill, don’t you read my article and try to understand how political Christianity of the United States had made us suffer a lot. It is not political Islam you should fear of but political Christianity which is tearing your country apart and hurting us in our own land.

  18. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    Armed infidel

    Armed infidel says: “Everything that I have learned about Islam over the last decade was derived directly from your Islamic core doctrine… that being the Koran and the Sunna of Muhammad!! Not from some secondary or tertiary sources.”

    My answer is that you are a big fat lier. If you have read the original sources you wouldn’d have said the ugly words you said About the Prophet of Islam. You said, “Your so-called prophet Muhammad was nothing more than, as Geert Wilders has written, “a savage leader of a gang of robbers from Medina without scruples who looted, raped, and murdered. Furthermore, Muhammad was a narcissist, a pedophile, a mass murderer, a terrorist, a misogynist, a lecher, a cult leader, a madman, a rapist, a torturer, an assassin and a looter.”

    Is Geert Wilders a source of Islam? or a despicable Islamophobe hate monger vomiting his poison to be picked up by ignorants like you infidel. You people are living in lies, eating lies, bathing in lies and have no capabilities to search for the truth. You don’t want to know the truth but rather to be enemies to your Creator who on the day of Resurrection will gather you on your faces to be thrown thereafter into Hell.

    Again, Geert Wilders and similar hired writers are the scum of the earth. We Muslims don’t read their books.

    Armed infidel says: “Your so-called “only god in the universe” Allah, was nothing more than a fabrication from Muhammad’s sick mind as a tribal moon god from the Quraysh tribe.”

    Is there any document in the Koran or the Sunnah of the prophet indicating that Muslims worship a moon God? Show me if you are truthful. Now I realize that I am talking to another uneducated ignorant Who doesn’t even know that the name of god in the Aramaic language of Jesus is Allaha and not God. No need to explain further, I am talking to an ass living in the lies and fraudulent of the Islamophobe hate mongers.

    The ignorant infidel also says, “Had you read any of Mr. Warner’s books, you would have known that his sources are Islamic core ideological doctrine as written in the Koran and the Sunna of Muhammad as well. Mr. Warner’s brilliant scholarship and body of work illuminates the truth about Islam to all who wish to learn…including you.”

    The ignorant wants me to learn Islam from a man who knows nothing aboiut Arabic, a man whom I read most of his work concerning Islam including the rediculous triology theory. A man who came up from his study of the Koran – the Book of virtue – with the lie that islam is not a religion but a political movement aiming at dominating the world and annihilating civilizations. A movement aiming at persecuting women and killing people and the rest of the other filth he came up with. A man whose Islamic knowledge is scarce, rather scanty and totally misguiding and wrong.

    Read my article about Islamic civilization and you will know the favor of Islam had over all other civilizations. Search for it you illiterate moron, and learn something from it.

    To your information ignorant parrot, I stated my views in this website about all what Bill Warner said about Islam. But because you don’t read so you know nothing about what I wrote. Go back to the previous bulletins in this website and search for my writings and read them instead of spewing filth from your dirty mouth.

    Do you want me to read Bill Warner’s books to be convinced that Islam is not a religion but a kind of an evil cult as the moron Pat Robertson says? Do you want me to read the rubbish Bill Warner came up with because he read the Koran with a pre-conceived notion that Islam is an evil religion? What, have you no reason? These Islamophobe hate mongers are not trying to understand the religion of Islam – they have an evil agenda to implement against the religion.

    Islam came to teach Bill Warners and his comrades – those having similar websites and congregations hostile to Islam – that beside being far away from the right path of pure monotheism – Allah will show them the fruits of their deeds as nothing but regrets. The cup of their iniquity is now full. The apetite for sin grows with what it feeds on, and the result is sinking deeper into sin. They are now attracted by its glitter.

    Satan incites them to commit themselves to an evil line of conduct, and that they should say of Allah that which they have no knowledge.

    Allah knows the workers of corruption, those spreading mischief in the land.

    Those who reject the signs of Allah will suffer the severest penalty. Neither their possessions nor their children will avail them aught against Allah; they are themselves but fuel for the Fire.

    As for the unbelievers, their riches will not avail them, neither their children, aught against Allah; those they shall be fuel of the Fire (Al-Imran, 10).

    And let not the unbelievers suppose that the indulgence We grant them is better for them; We grant them indulgence only that they may increase in sin; and there awaits them a humbling chastisement (Al-Imran, 178).

    The outcome of all these lies and falsehood directed to Islam is sterile and ineffective. Each dog barks at his own door with no apparent effect whatsoever.

    Islam flourishes and propagates when it is attacked. Haven’t you seen the 20,000 Americans who embraced Islam just after the events of Sept 11. Glory be to Allah, He has His own means to invite 20,000 non-Muslims to Islam!

    The event of Sept. 11 is still puzzeling the world. Until this moment you cannot point out a finger to someone and claims that he is the doer of such shameful act. Conspiracy theory still holds. Was it an excuse to occupy Iraq and steal its gas? We have seen Bush the son lying to the world that Iraq has weapons of mass-destruction! History will solve this puzzle after a short time.

    On the Day of Judgment the enemies of Allah will be dumbfounded. They will be unable to speak or offer any defence. Their silence will not matter. Allah will set a seal on their mouths and their own hands and feet will speak against them.

    Today we set a seal on their mouths, and their hands speak to Us and their feet bear witness as to what they have been earning (Yasin, 65).

    On the day of Judgment the enemies of Islam will be gathered together to the Fire, they will be marched in ranks like prisoners going to punishment. All the members of their bodies which they misused will bear witness against them. They will say to their skins: ‘Why bear you witness against us?’ They will say, ‘Allah has given us speech – He who gives speech to everything. He created you for the first time, and unto Him were you to return. You did not seek to hide yourselves lest your hearing, your sight and your skins should bear witness against you! But you did think that Allah knew not many of the things that you used to do.’

    Upon the day when Allah’s enemies
    are mustered to the Fire duly disposed, till when they are come to it, their hearing, their eyes and their skins bear witness against them concerning what they have been doing, and they say to their skins, ‘Why bore you witness against us?’
    They shall say, ‘Allah gave us speech, as He gave everything speech. He created you the first time and unto Him you shall be returned. And you have not been hiding yourselves (in the world), lest your ears and your eyes and your skins should testify against you; but you thought that Allah knew not much of what you were doing. That then, the thought you thought about your Lord, has destroyed you, and therefore you find yourselves this morning among the losers
    Then if they bear the torment patiently, the Fire shall be a lodging for them; and if they ask amends yet no amends shall be made to them (Fussilat, 19-24).

    Do you know what Allah says about the nation Of Islam?

    You are the best nation ever brought forth to men, bidding to honor, and forbidding dishonor, and believing in Allah. Had the people of the Book believed, it were better for them; some of them are believers, but the most of them are ungodly (Al-Imran, 110).

    You want Bill Warner to teach me about Islam! Comon ignorant, how you judge?

    If we obey our enemies they will drive us back on our heels and we will turn back from faith to our own loss.

    O believers, if you obey the unbelievers they will turn you upon your heels, and you will turn about losers (Al-Imran, 49).

    Allah imparted to Muhammad manifest clear Koranic revelations and none reject them but the faithless perverse who are morally depraved.

    We have sent down to thee manifest signs and none reject them but those who are perverse (Al-Baqarah, 99).

    It is never the wish of those without faith among the people of the Book, nor of the pagans that anything good should come down to Muslims from their Lord. But Allah choose for His special mercy whom He will – for Allah is Lord of grace abounding.

    Many of the people of the Book wish they might restore you as unbelievers, after you have believed, in the jealousy of their souls, after the truth has become clear to them…(Al-Baqarah, 105).

    The hatred of the Christians and the Jews towards Muslims is known to us since the time of the Prophet.

    …And you shall hear from those who were given the book before you, and from those who are idolaters, much hurt… (Al-Imran, 186).

    Allah has disposed to the abode of Hell many of the Jinn and mankind whom He had foreknown that would be born to be losers. Though they have apparently all the faculties of reason and perception, they have so deadened them that those faculties do not work, and they go headlong to Hell. They are, as it were, made for Hell.

    We have created for Gehenna many jinn and men; they have hearts, but understand not with them, they have eyes, but perceive not with them; they have ears, but they hear not with them. They are like cattle, nay, rather they are further astray. Those they are the heedless (Al-A’raf, 179).

    Had Allah willed He would have inspired every soul with guidance and piety, but knowing beforehand that most of the people and jinn shall councel deaf to the truth, the decree has already been set for by Him to fill Hell with both the jinn and mankind all together.

    If We have so willed, We could have given every soul its guidance; but now My Word is realized – “Assuredly I shall fill Gehenna with Jinn and men all together.” (Al-Sajdah, 13).

    Now ignorant parrot, the one who was raised on hatred and bigotry, listen carefully. I would suggest that you learn about Islam not from Muslims this time, but from your own people, from the unbiased Christian phylosophers, scholars, leaders and scientists who reshaped the face of the world with their brilliant and genious ideas and works.They are not of course to be compared with all the dwarfs of today who ignorantly and deliberately insulted Islam.

    Read the following and see how Islam had overwhelmed them and made them write pearls about the seal of the prophets and his last divine Message to mankind, the Holy Kuran.

    Listen first to what the World says about the Fastest Growing Religion – Islam.

    “Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, a guide and pillar of stability for many of our people…” [HILLARY RODMAN CLINTON, Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1996, p.3]

    Already more than a billion-people strong, Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion. [ABCNEWS, Abcnews.com]

    “Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the country.” [NEWSDAY, March 7, 1989, p.4]

    “Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States…” [NEW YORK TIMES, Feb 21, 1989, p.1]

    Moslems are the world’s fastest-growing group…” [USA TODAY, The Population Reference bureau, Feb. 17,
    1989, p.4A ]

    “Muhummed is the most successful of all Prophets and religious personalities. ” [Encyclopedia Britannica]

    “There are more Muslims in North America then Jews Now.” [Dan Rathers, CBSNEWS]

    “Islam is the fastest growing religion in North America.” [TIMES MAGAZINE]

    “Islam continues to grow in America, and no one can doubt that!” [CNN, December 15, 1995]

    “The Religion of Islam is growing faster than any other religion in the world.” [MIKE WALLACE, 60 MINUTES]

    “Five to 6 million strong, Muslims in America already outnumber Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Mormons, and they are more numerous than Quakers, Unitarians, Seventh-day Adventists, Mennonites, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientists, combined. Many demographers say Islam has overtaken Judaism as the country’s second-most commonly practiced religion; others say it is in the passing lane.” [JOHAN BLANK,
    US NEWS (7/20/98)]

    “In fact, Religion experts say Islam is the second-largest religion in the United States… Islam has 5 million to 6 million members, followed by Judaism, with approximately 4.5 million….. And Islam is believed to be fastest-growing religion in the country, with half its expansion coming from new immigrants and the other half from conversions.” [By ELSA C. ARNETT Knight-Ridder News Service]

    It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements in the Qur’ān about human development. It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from Allah, or Allah, because almost all of this knowledge was not discovered
    until many centuries later. This proves to me that Muhammad must have been a messenger of Allah. [Professor Keith Moore, one of the world’s prominent scientists of anatomy and embryology. University of Toronto, Canada]

    “But Islam has a still further service to render to the cause of humanity. It stands after all nearer to the real East than Europe does, and it possesses a magnificent tradition of inter-racial understanding and cooperation. No other society has such a record of success uniting in an equality of status, of opportunity, and of endeavours so many and so various races of mankind . . . Islam has still the power to reconcile apparently irreconcilable elements of race and tradition. If ever the opposition of the great societies of East and West is to be replaced by cooperation, the mediation of Islam is an indispensable condition. In its hands lies very largely the solution of the problem with which Europe is faced in its relation with East. If they unite, the hope of a peaceful issue is immeasurably enhanced. But if Europe, by rejecting the cooperation of Islam, throws it into the arms of its rivals, the issue can only be disastrous for both.” [H.A.R. Gibb, WHITHER ISLAM, London, 1932, P. 379.]

    “It (Islam) replaced monkishness by manliness. It gives hope to the slave, brotherhood to mankind, and recognition of the fundamental facts of human nature.” [Canon Taylor, Paper read before the Church Congress at Walverhamton, Oct. 7, 1887; Quoted by Arnoud in THE PREACHING OF ISLAM, pp. 71-72.]

    The founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammed. As regards all standards by which
    human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he? ” [Lamartine, Historie de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol. 11 pp. 276-2727]

    “If a man like Muhammed were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems that
    would bring it the much needed peace and happiness.” [George Bernard Shaw]

    “How, for instance, can any other appeal stand against that of the Moslem who, in approaching the pagan, says to him, however obscure or degraded he may be ‘Embrace the faith, and you are at once equal and a brother.’ Islam knows no color line.” [S. S. Leeder, VEILED MYSTERIES OF EGYPT]

    I think it seems to me very, very mysterious, almost unbelievable. I really think if what you have said is true, [Professor Siaveda , He is also one of the most famous scientists in the world.]

    Professor William W. Hay is one of the best known marine scientists in the United States. satellite photography and emote-sensing techniques. Professor Hay replied: I find it very interesting that this sort of information is in the ancient scripture of the Holy Qur’ān, and I have no way of knowing where they would come from, but I think it is extremely interesting that they are there and that this work is going on to discover it, the meaning of some of the passages. Professor Hay: Well, I would think it must be the divine being!

    [Professor Yushudi Kusan: Director of the Tokyo Observatory] I can say, I am very mush impressed by finding true astronomical facts in the Qur’ān.

    [Professor Alfred Kroner who is one of the world’s most famous geologists] “Thinking about many of these questions and thinking where Muhammad came from, he was after all a bedouin. I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe,
    because scientists have only found out within the last few years with very complicated and advanced technological methods that this is the case.

    [Dr. T.V.N. Persaud is a Professor of Anatomy and Head of the Department of Anatomy, and a professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author or editor of 25 books, and has published over 181 scientific papers. In 1991, he received the most distinguished award presented in the field of anatomy in Canada.] “It seems to me that Muhammad was a very ordinary man. He could not read or write. In fact, he was illiterate. We are talking about 1400 years ago. You have someone who was illiterate making profound pronouncement
    and statements and are amazingly accurate about scientific nature. I personally cannot see how this could be mere chance. There are too many accuracy’s and, like Dr. Moore, I have no difficulty in my mind in concerning that this is a divine inspiration or revelation which led him to these statements.”

    Joe Leigh Simpson, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the North Western University in Chicago in the United States of America. Professor Simpson said: It follows, I think, that not only is there no conflict between genetics and religion, but in fact religion can guide science by adding revelation to some traditional scientific approaches. That there exists statements in the Qur’ān shown by science to be valid, which supports knowledge in the Qur’ān having been derived from Allah.

    [Professor Palmer a scientist from the U.S.] We need research into the history of early Middle Eastern oral traditions to know whether in fact such historical events have been reported. If there is no such record, it strengthens the belief that Allah transmitted through Muhammad bits of his knowledge that we have only discovered for ourselves in recent times. We look forward to a continuing dialogue on the topic of science in the Qur’ān in the context of geology. Thank you very much.

    [Professor Tagata Tagasone, formerly Head of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology at the University of Shiang Mai in Thailand. He is now the Dean of the College of the Medicine at the University.] From my studies and from what I have learned throughout this conference, I believe that everything that has been recorded in the Qur’ān 1400 years ago must be the truth, that can be proved by the scientific means. Since the Prophet Muhammad could neither read nor write, Muhammad must be a messenger who relayed this truth which was revealed to him as an enlightenment by the One Who is an Eligible Creator. This Creator must
    be Allah, or Allah. Therefore, I think this is the time to say ‘Laa ilaaha illallah’, that there is no Allah to worship except Allah, ‘Muhammad Rasool Allah’, Muhammad is messenger of Allah…

    [Professor Armstrong, Scientist works at NASA] I am impressed that how remarkably some of the ancient writings seem to correspond to modern and recent Astronomy. There may well have to be something beyond what we understand as ordinary human experience to account for the writings that we have seen.

    [Professor Durga Rao] It is difficult to imagine that this type of knowledge was existing at that time, around 1400 years back. May be some of the things they have simple idea about, but do describe those things in great detail is very difficult. So, this is definitely not a simple human knowledge.

    “My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.” [Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY, New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, p. 33.]

    “No other society has such a record of success in uniting in an equality of status, of opportunity and Endeavour so many and so varied races of mankind. The great Muslim communities of Africa, India and Indonesia, perhaps also the small community in
    Japan, show that Islam has still the power to reconcile apparently irreconcilable elements of race and tradition. If
    ever the opposition of the great societies of the East and west is to be replaced by cooperation, the mediation of Islam is
    an indispensable condition.” [H.A.R. Gibb, WHITHER ISLAM, p. 379]

    The nation’s claim to be a Christian country is about to meet its first challenge: the number of practising Muslims is set to overtake Anglican Christians…. There has also been a number of high-profile conversions to Islam from Christianity. These include Mike Tyson, the former world champion boxer; Chris Eubank, the British middleweight boxing champion, who has changed his name to Hamdan; and Cat Stevens, the pop musician, who calls himself Yusuf Islam…. Prince Charles courted controversy earlier this year when he reaffirmed his
    claim that when he succeeds the throne, he does not wish to be the defender of only the Christian faith. [Rajeev Syal and Christopher Morgan Sunday Times (London, U.K.)]

    “I have studied him – the wonderful man – and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ he must be called the saviour of
    humanity. ” [George Bernard Shaw in “The Genuine Islam”]

    “Muhammad, the inspired man who founded Islam, was born about A.D. 570 into an Arabian tribe that worshipped idols. Orphaned at birth, he was always particularly solicitous of the poor and needy, the widow and the orphan, the slave and the downtrodden. At twenty, he was already a successful businessman, and soon became director of camel caravans for a wealthy widow. When he reached twenty-five, his employer, recognizing his merit, proposed marriage. Even though she was fifteen years older, he married her, and as long as she lived, remained a devoted husband. “Like almost every major prophet before him, Muhammad fought shy of serving as the transmitter of God’s word, sensing his own inadequacy. But the angel commanded ‘Read.’ So far as we know, Muhammad was unable to read or write, but he began to dictate those inspired words which would soon revolutionize a large segment of the earth: ‘There is one God.’ “In all things Muhammad was profoundly practical. When his beloved son Ibrahim died, an eclipse occurred, and rumours of God’s personal condolence quickly arose. Whereupon Muhammad is said to have announced,
    ‘An eclipse is a phenomenon of nature. It is foolish to attribute such things to the death or birth of a human being. “At Muhammad’s own death an attempt was made to deify him, but the man who was to become his administrative successor killed the hysteria with one of the noblest speeches in religious history: ‘If there are any among you who worshipped Muhammad, he is dead. But if it is God you worshipped, He lives forever.” [James A. Michener, “Islam: The Misunderstood Religion,” in READER’S DIGEST (American edition), May 1955, pp. 68-70.]

    “In little more than a year he was actually the spiritual, nominal and temporal rule of Medina, with his hands on the lever
    that was to shake the world.” [John Austin, “Muhammad the Prophet of Allah,” in T.P. ‘s and Cassel’s Weekly for 24th September 1927.]

    “Everything made so much sense. This is the beauty of the Qur’an; it asks you to reflect and reason….When I read the Qur’an further, it talked about prayer, kindness and charity. I was not a Muslim yet, but I felt the only answer for me was the Qur’an and God had sent it to me.” [Cat Stevens (Now Yusuf Islam), former British pop star.]

    “Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born at Mecca, in Arabia the man who, of all men exercised the
    greatest influence upon the human race . . . Mohammed . . . ” [John William Draper, M.D., L.L.D., A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, London 1875, Vol.1, pp.329-330]

    “Muhammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him.” [Diwan Chand Sharma, The Prophets of the East, Calcutta 1935, p. l 22.]

    “People like Pasteur and Salk are leaders in the first sense. People like Gandhi and Confucius, on one hand, and Alexander, Caesar and Hitler on the other, are leaders in the second and perhaps the third sense. Jesus and Buddha belong in the third category alone. Perhaps the greatest leader of all times was Mohammed, who combined all three functions. To a lesser
    degree, Moses did the same.” [Professor Jules Masserman]

    [Ahmed Versi, editor of the weekly Muslim News,] said the growth of Islam has been constant: “The younger generation of Muslims that I have encountered is becoming more aware of its Muslim identity and is therefore practising its faith with vigour.”

    “The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam and in the
    contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue…” [A.J. Toynbee,
    CIVILIZATION ON TRIAL, New York, p. 205]

    “Sense of justice is one of the most wonderful ideals of Islam, because as I read in the Qur’an I find those dynamic principles of life, not mystic but practical ethics for the daily conduct of life suited to the whole world.” [Lectures on “The Ideals of Islam;” see SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF SAROJINI NAIDU, Madras, 1918, p. 167.]

    “History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.” [De Lacy O’Leary, ISLAM AT THE CROSSROADS, London, 1923, p. 8.]

    “The Muslim community is much more aware of its religion and the use that religion plays within its community.” [Dr Peter Brierley, Executive Director of the Christian Research Association, a London-based charity]

    “I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him – the wonderful man and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Saviour of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much
    needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.” [G.B. Shaw, THE GENUINE ISLAM, Vol. 1, No. 81936.]

    “A growing number of Muslims in America, more than 40 percent are African-American,” [Charles Bierbauer, from the Senior Washington Correspondent]

    “The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.” [A.J. Toynbee, CIVILIZATION ON TRIAL, New York, 1948, p. 205.]

    “The rise of Islam is perhaps the most amazing event in human history. Springing from a land and a people like previously negligible, Islam spread within a century over half the earth, shattering great empires, overthrowing long established religions, remoulding the souls of races, and building up a whole new world – world of Islam.

    “The closer we examine this development the more extraordinary does it appear. The other great religions won
    their way slowly, by painful struggle and finally triumphed with the aid of powerful monarchs converted to the new faith. Christianity had its Constantine, Buddhism its Asoka, and Zoroastrianism its Cyrus, each lending to his chosen cult the mighty force of secular authority. Not so Islam. Arising in a desert land sparsely inhabited by a nomad race previously undistinguished in human annals, Islam sallied forth on its great adventure with the slenderest human backing and against the heaviest material odds. Yet Islam triumphed with seemingly miraculous ease, and a couple of generations saw the Fiery
    Crescent borne victorious from the Pyrenees to the Himalayas and from the desert of Central Asia to the deserts of Central Africa.” [A.M.L. Stoddard, quoted in ISLAM – THE RELIGION OF ALL PROPHETS, Begum Bawani Waqf, Karachi, Pakistan, p. 56.]

    “I am not a Muslim in the usual sense, though I hope I am a “Muslim” as “one surrendered to God,” but I believe that embedded in the Qur’ān and other expressions of the Islamic vision are vast stores of divine truth from which I and other occidentals have still much to learn, and ‘Islam is certainly a strong contender for the supplying of the basic framework of the one religion of the future.'” [W. Montgomery Watt, ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY TODAY, London, 1983, p. ix.]

    ‘I believe in One God and Mahomet the Apostle of God,’ is the simple and invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honours of the prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtue, and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion.” [Edward Gibbon and Simon Ocklay, HISTORY OF
    THE SARACEN EMPIRE, London, 1870, p. 54.]

    “He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope’s pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Mohammed, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports.” [Bosworth Smith, MOHAMMAD AND MOHAMMADANISM, London, 1874, p. 92.]

    “His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement – all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.” [W. Montgomery Watt, MOHAMMAD AT MECCA, Oxford, 1953, p. 52.]

    “The doctrine of brotherhood of Islam extends to all human beings, no matter what color, race or creed. Islam is the only religion which has been able to realize this doctrine in practice. Muslims wherever on the world they are will recognize each other as brothers.” [Mr. R. L. Mellema, Holland, Anthropologist, Writer and Scholar.]

    “It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher.” [Annie Besant, THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF MUHAMMAD, Madras, 1932, p.4.]

    “The essential and definite element of my conversion to Islam was the Qur’an. I began to study it before my conversion with the critical spirit of a Western intellectual …. There are certain verses of this book, the Qur’an, revealed more than thirteen centuries ago, which teach exactly the same notions as the most modern scientific researches do. This definitely converted me.” [Ali Selman Benoist, France, Doctor of Medicine.]

    “I have read the Sacred Scriptures of every religion; nowhere have I found what I encountered in Islam: perfection. The Holy Qur’an, compared to any other scripture I have read, is like the Sun compared to that of a match. I firmly believe that anybody who reads the Word of Allah with a mind that is not completely closed to Truth, will become a Muslim.” [Saifuddin Dirk Walter Mosig, U.S.A.]

    “The universal brotherhood of Islam, regardless of race, politics, color or country, has been brought home to me most keenly many times in my life — and this is another feature which drew me towards the Faith.” [Col. Donald S. Rockwell, U.S.A. Poet, Critic and Author.]

    “Medieval Islam was technologically advanced and open to innovation. It achieved far higher literacy rates than in contemporary Europe; it assimilated the legacy of classical Greek civilization to such a degree that many classical books are now known to us only through Arabic copies. It invented windmills ,trigonometry, lateen sails and made major advances in metallurgy, mechanical and chemical engineering and irrigation methods. In the middle-ages the flow of technology was overwhelmingly from Islam to Europe rather from Europe to Islam. Only after the 1500’s did the net direction of flow begin to reverse.” [(pg 253) Jared Diamond a world renowned UCLA sociologist, and physiologist won the Pulitzer Prize for his book: “Guns, Germs, and Steel.”]

    The scientists who participated in these dialogues were all non-Muslims, most of whom were explaining some scientific facts which they have realized only very recently and after several years of research and study. When they were told that what they have just discovered recently was already referred to either directly or indirectly in the Holy Qur’ān more than 1400 years ago, they showed a great deal of astonishment. Their comments were varied, but almost all of them confessed that this Qur’ān could not have come from any human or ordinary
    source. Indeed, some of them were convinced and have affirmed that the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is a messenger from Allah, to the point that one of them even embraced Islam by declaring the Islamic creed otherwise known as the “Shahaadah” and thus became a Muslim.

    The Qur’ān which was revealed 14 centuries ago mentioned facts only recently discovered by proven scientists. This proves without doubt that the Qur’ān must be the literal word of Allah, revealed by Him to the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and it also proves that Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa
    sallam) is truly a Messenger and Prophet sent by Allah. It is beyond reason that anyone fourteen hundred years ago would have known these facts discovered or proven only recently with advanced equipment and sophisticated methods. Moreover, the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) reviewed the Qur’ān with the Angel Jibreel once each year and twice in the last year of his life. Since the Qur’ān was revealed up until this day, there has always been a huge number of Muslims who have memorized all of the Qur’ān, letter by letter. Some of them have been able to memorize all of the Qur’ān by Heart.

  19. Philip Boepple
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    According to the wild statements by Carroll, first let me say that I am kind of astonished at his edge. Yes he ought to get a copy of the Quran and study seriously with subjection as to why and when and how it was written before he goes making those arrogant remarks about Islam and muslims, calling them genetic inferiors and so forth. No wonder people take to name calling because I’ll come right out and say this right now. Carroll, sounds like a Nazi supremacist and a terrorist! Why would you kill millions of people just on account of their religion?! Consider yourself a realist?? That’s scary. Are jews also the enemy or are you just considering anyone who believes in God to be an enemy. Are you a christian. Sorry, I doubt it.. All depends on where your heart’s at.
    I see you as one of those ATHIESTS because no one else can be more demeaning.
    Go ahead………………. Bring it on.

  20. Philip Boepple
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    Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy, I might be able to back you up just a little bit on the issue of political christianity and it’s adverse effects on muslims. First of all, late political christianity,, ,, ,, ,, ,, isn’t the love of Jesus and it isn’t real christianity. What ever is hiding behind this hollow front that we are now calling political christianity is certainly is not the love and work of Jesus. And as christians, we should not be favoring jews over muslims or vice versa. A lot of this political christianity, political islam, or even if so, political judaism, is NOT true christianity or true islam or true judaism but a lot of damn corruption in the disguise of religion. And if any of us were to find out who some of the real culprits behind it all were, we would be a bit furious. As a true God fearing God seeking christian, that same would not go out hating muslims and slandering them but would have compassion for all of God’s followers. We are all sinners and are dumb,deaf and blind to the reality of God. We learn and discover different things than each other about God when we seek, due to our different scopes and perceptions and hence over the millenia, we have different religions. But to fight and hate each other due to being from different religions would be the damned stupidest thing we could do and would be exactly what would be desired by the devil,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and his followers whom we (oops, I mean they them selves) call athiests. Over the years, centuries and on, we have been persecuted by them simply on account of us being believers in the God of Abraham. They try to make it look the other way around, and deception is one of their ways of life, just like as in the media. And the media wants american christians to think that muslims are evil when it is those behind the media that are evil. And it is satanists that torchure and kill people for not denouncing Jesus but they want us th think that muslims are the ones doing that. They are out to cause great devisions and enmities between christians, muslims and jews. Around the country, I found friendship in muslims and jews as I have in christians. So let us not be deivided against each other. Some people will take to twisting the words and meanings in the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible and in every Surah of the Holy Koran way out of context, reason and purpose and we must not allow ourselves to be fooled by such misintent. I have been pesecuted even recently in quiet manners on account of my belief in God and I never did those particular people a thing wrong in the least. Just goes to show where things are really at. May Allah have grace upon you, me and the other followers.

  21. Philip Boepple
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    Oh yeah, about those name callers who dont have a logical point to bring across to justify calling someone a bigot, what if someone is revealing only the facts that he/she wants you to know and then adds wild colors to that? Painting pictures. Well, atleast a few of those name callers are justified. Last and finally, the errl question is the underlying cause for posting something that gets called “bigotry”, where is your heart at? That is really where it all matters.

  22. Let the Muslims know...
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    Let the Muslims know…

    That Non-muslims have studied the hadeeth and know what Muhammad said about Arabia, that “there shall be no two religions” there;

    About women, that “keep them back as Allah hath kept them back” and that “Never will a nation prosper that is led by a woman”.

    Worst of all, look at the laws of Shariah:

    -Look at what Muslims do to minority Muslim sects such as the Ahmadiya recently in Indonesia. the Ahmdiyah man was among 22 Ahmadis attacked by a 1000-strong Muslim mob. The terribly injured Ahmadi man was given a longer jail term than the scant number of Muslims arrested for “disobeying police orders”.

    -Muslims in an Islamic state/Caliphate are not allowed to leave Islam and choose another faith.

    -Should anyone TRY to leave Islam, convert to another faith and then try to convert other Muslims in that Islamic state to a Non-muslim faith, then that person who left Islam will be executed or “at best” forced into exile.

    That is not tolerance or justice, that is spiritual oppression in the name of religous supremacy.

  23. Finally Figured Out Islam
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    Dear ArmedInfadel,

    Well Done!

  24. Hannah Szenes
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    To El-Guindy –

    OMG! It’s the Joooozzz again! It’s the Protocols – excuse me – the new incarnation is “neo-con”.
    It’s all one big conspiracy!
    All muslims are just poor, misunderstood victims! And it’s all someone else’s fault!

    Stop whining, build a bridge and move somewhere else, where everyone thinks just like you do and leave us Kafirs alone.
    I for one (and I’m sure I speak for many other readers here) refuse to march off gleefully to my own enslavement in your make-believe, islamic, sharia-compliant paradise.

  25. Philip Boepple
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    1000 assaulters get lighter sentence for “disobeying police officers” than the 22 victims of the offence? Kind of sounds like the kind of justice that occaissionally happens here in the U.S. Yes, muslims can deviate from the actual principles of Islam and cause un-islamic events, just like christians can deviate from the real meanings in the bible and cause unchrist-like actions, and just like today’s politicians twist around the meanings in our constitution. Consider how “Free Enterprise” for only the rich and powerful is a virtue but ends up as oppression for the rest of us. It aint Islam that’s horrible, it’s corruption. Where in the bible did Jesus say “to those, the Lord will say get away from me evil doers I never knew you” well that’s to the hypocrits, the fakes and phonies and God knows the difference whether you are a muslim or a christian or a jew or a hare-chrishna. Islam is against oppression. Many “conservative” americans are for it. Think twice.

  26. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    Armed infidel

    1- When you read about Islam, read from the original sources, the Koran and the Sunnah of the Prophet. Don’t you ever read a book written by Christian bigots, because in addition to their ignorance of Islam, these hate mongers are expert in forging the truth. I see them the scum of the earth. We Muslims don’t read their books because they are misguiding.

    2- Your views about Islam are wrong and indicates your total ignorance of Islam. Your views are your concern and not ours. As the Koran states: You can never guide to the right path whom you like but Allah guides to His path whom He pleases. Everyone will die and on the Day of Resurrection Allah will charge His servants with the fact that the last divine revelation, the Koran came to warn them but they didn’t take heed and follow the right path, rather they increased in their oppression and blasphemy.

    3- you people don’t know the meaning of the word freedom of speech. You don’t mind using it to discredit and nullify every good thing you don’t understand even divine Books like the Koran, or a highly respectable man like Muhammad, the best of creation. But because of your ignorance of Islam, you don’t know that Islam states in many Koranic verses that every bad word uttered against Allah, or His Word the Koran, or his seal of the prophets, will encirculate you and be the cause of your destruction in the Hereafter. You will be thrown into the crusher for eternity. By the way crusher is one of the names of Hell Fire.

    4- If you are a Christian, be it known to you that the Koran came for your own good. It is the last warning to the Christians that Allah will never accept being worshiped as one in three or three in one. The concept of Trinity is totally rejected in Islam and is considered as the most heinous sin that is utterly unfogivable. So instead of insolently attacking your Lord, Allah, Hid Book the Koran, and His best of creation Muhammad peace be upon him, try to use your sense if you have any, to restore Christianity from trinitariarism to pure monotheism before it is too late. The book of life is short moron.

    5- Muslims are the only monotheists now living on earth. It is their job to promulgate the Message of Allah’s Oneness to the whole world. If people belive in it, it will be for their own gain, if not it will be for their own loss. In Islam there is no compulsion in religion. It is up to you to believe in Allah’s oneness or not to believe. But in the end you have to bear the consequences of your disbelief. A Fire that its flames never abate.

    6- But if you are an infidel as you claim, so forget about my 6 points and find yourself a garbage can to lie in until your doom comes.

  27. Armed Infidel
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    Mr. Mohsen El-Guindy,

    Everything that I have learned about Islam over the last decade was derived directly from your Islamic core doctrine… that being the Koran and the Sunna of Muhammad!! Not from some secondary or tertiary sources…Allah forbid. Especially, Allah forbid, not from books written by those “ignorant and misguided Christian hate mongering bigots who are the scum of the earth.” Actually, my sources of information about Islam are from Islamic core doctrinal ideology written by ignorant and misguided Muslim hate mongering bigots, who are the real scum of the earth!

    It is your views about Islam that are wrong and indicates your total ignorance about Islam. Perhaps you should show some respect to Mr. Warner and actually read his writings with an open mind and you might learn, finally, the truth about the corrupt and bankrupt totalitarian ideology of hatred that you are obviously misunderstanding.

    Had you read any of Mr. Warner’s books, you would have known that his sources are Islamic core ideological doctrine as written in the Koran and the Sunna of Muhammad as well. Mr. Warner’s brilliant scholarship and body of work illuminates the truth about Islam to all who wish to learn…including you.

    You stated that, “It is their (Muslims’) job to promulgate the Message of Allah’s Oneness to the whole world.” Really? All I can say is that over the last 1400 years Muslims (this includes you too) have done a great job at this by way of promoting Islam (jihad, taqiyya) as a homophobic and intolerant 7th Century totalitarian ideology of hatred, deceit, misogyny, pedophilia, anti-semitism, slavery, terrorism, murder, rape, humiliation, control, domination, submission, and as the annihilator of all native non-Muslim cultures that it dominates…and worse! And let us not forget that over 270 million kafirs have been killed in the last 1400 years as well, as is still happening on a daily basis around the world. Is this the promulgated message of Allah’s Oneness to the whole world of which you speak? Just to give you one obvious example, it was Islam and Muslims who attacked (waging jihad) the heart of America on 9/11. Was this attack part of Allah’s message of Oneness to America as well? I can hear your fellow Muslims now… chanting Allahu akbar!! Allahu akbar!! as the planes they hijacked impacted into the towers…murdering over 3000 Americans in the process!!! So, don’t you lecture me about the message of “Allah’s Oneness to the whole world!” The message is crystal clear…that Islam is the enemy of freedom loving peoples all over the world. Islam is the destroyer of all Western civilizations and will dominate, submit, or kill anyone who stand up to Islam.

    Unlike you, Mr. Mohsen El-Guindy, the terrible 1400 year history of Islam does not lie…

  28. Armed Infidel
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    Mr. Mohsen El-Guindy,

    Sorry, but I’m not buying your overly long and boring rant about how the Muslims are the victims, the poor little victims. Standard modus operandi for Muslims is to play the victim card. The poor little Muslims, so prosecuted by the Christians. More blah, blah, blah bullshit propaganda. Wake me up when you are done…

    Here is my suggestion to you: read Mr. Warner’s writings and you might actually learn something truthful about Islam. – Armed Infidel

  29. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    Political Christianity

    The fact is that we muslims suffer from Christian bigotry and not the opposite. The response of Muslims to such bigotry is merely reactive and not provocative. The evil of such bigotry travels to our parts of the world and hurts and harms us tremendously!

    It is common knowledge that the prolonged political conflict throughout the ages between the Muslim world and the West gave an excellent opIn offering the Palestinians a carrot in the form of their own state, Bush was acknowledging the role of the Palestinian problem in fuelling the phenomenon of terrorism. portunity to the Christian clergy to create a lasting hatred of Muslims in the mind of westerners, so much that even today, the most enlightened Europeans and Americans find it difficult to rise above their inherited prejudices against Islam.

    The blind partiality of the European orientalists in their research about Islam added fuel to the fire. They didn’t investigate Islam as a mere object of scientific research, but rather considered it as a prosecutor standing before his judges. The scientific technique they adopted hardly ever investigated the true essence of Islam and the importance of its Message to the world, but start almost in every case, from a forgone conclusion dictated by hatred and prejudice.

    Nowadays, hired writers and websites can make a prestigious living by slandering Islam and denigrating Muslims. These writers and websites are heavily financed by organizations known by their enmity to Islam, like some in the mainstream media, political organizations and religious groups. Not a week goes by without biased articles appearing in American and European newspapers slandering Islam and describing it with backwardness and terrorism. The so-called specialist writers, semi-academics or rightwing propagandists, though are totally ignorant about Islam, they deliberately misinform and misguide their readers by spreading outright lies.

    When the new faith began to move into territories largely occupied by Christians, Islam presented a major challenge to Christian Europe in terms of power, science and culture. Europe reacted to this challenge with hate. Dante the great poet of medieval Christianity perceived the Prophet of Islam as the “divider” of the world of Christendom and assigned him to all but the lowest level of hell for his grievous “sin”. St. Thomas Aquinas, the most outstanding scholastic philosopher who owed such profound debt to the thinkers of Muslim Spain, described Islam as nothing but a construct to accommodate the lust of Muhammad. The Christians of the Middle Age and those of succeeding ages, saw Muhammad as a scheming imposter, a falsehood incarnate, and that his religion is a mere quackery and fatuity.

    Many Jewish and Christian scholars in the past as well as today have said and written much on Islam, its people, its civilization, its history, its culture, its philosophy, its Scripture and its last Prophet, apparently with a view to tarnish and disfigure the image of the last divine revelation to mankind, the Koran.

    Another reason for such hatred against Islam is provided by the case of Palestine, whose Jewish character was destroyed by the Romans many centuries earlier, became part of the Arab and Muslim world, while a great many Jews clung to the dream of once again inhabiting and ruling that land. Ever since they got a foothold in Palestine in the beginning of the 20th century, the Jews have used all possible means to first create and then maintain Israel. Among other things, they have found it helpful to use the media to keep a negative image of Islam and Muslims alive in the West.

    Given the background of negative images associated with Islam and the Muslims in the collective unconscious of the West, it is hardly surprising that, since the demise of the Soviet Empire, “The World of Islam” is being seen by the American neoconservatives as the new “Enemy”.

    Islam in the western media is generally associated with the desert, with a Bedouin lifestyle, with backwardness, with violence and terrorism, and with the maltreatment of and discrimination against women. Islam is generally portrayed as a religion spread by the sword and characterized by “Holy War”, and of Muslims as barbarous and backward, frenzied and fanatic, volatile and violent, and a threat to world peace and stability.

    One of the major reasons for hostility against Islam before the events of September 11 is also due to the religious political fabric of the American society today. There is the alliance between America and Israel in the war on Islamic terror. But it goes deeper for Christians who interpret the Bible in a literal fashion. Israel has a crucial role to play in bringing on the Second Coming of Christ.

    Now let’s see what the Judio – Christian Coalition and the Christian fundamentalists have done to Muslims in their own land.

    The Christian coalition and the Chritian right (comprises 15% of the electorate in the United States and votes heavily for the Republican party) want to make sure that the American administration sees the struggle in the Middle East between Jews and Muslims their way – the Christian way. American Christian Zionists say they are now more important source of support for Israel than American Jews or the traditional Jewish lobby.

    What propels them? Why do they love Israel so much? The return of the Jews to their ancient homeland is seen by Evangelicals as a pre-condition for the Second Coming of Christ. Therefore, when the Jewish state was created in 1948 they saw it as a sign. Israel conquest of Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967 also deepened their excitement and heightened their anticipation, and today’s war between Jews and Arabs was also prophesied. They have seen it all before – in the pages of the Bible.

    Ed McAteer, the Godfather of the Christian Right believes that the current situation is the beginning of the final battle.

    The plot is ripped from the distorted reading of the Bible, so it all winds up here in Israel where, according to the Book of Revelations, the final battle in the history of the future will be fought on an ancient battlefield in northern Israel called Armageddon. It will follow seven years of tribulation during which the earth will be shaken by such disasters that previous human history will seem like a day in the country. The blood will rise as high as a horse’s bridle at Armageddon, before Christ triumphs to begin his 1,000-year rule.

    And what about the Jews? Two thirds of them will have been wiped out by now but the survivors will accept Jesus at last.

    Gershom Gorenberg, the author of the “End of days,” a book about those Christian Evangelicals who choose to read the Bible literally said, “They don’t love real Jewish people. They love us as characters in their story, in their play, and that’s not who we are, and we never auditioned for that part, and the play is not one that ends up good for us. If you look at the drama they are describing, essentially it is a five-act play in which the Jews disappear in the fourth act.”

    In this connection, it is important to mention that the use of the Bible to predict the end of the world constitutes an abuse of scripture. The Message that the Christian fundamentalists derive from scripture through their perverted reading is one of cruel vindictiveness against he vast majority of human race.

    Palestinians are also human beings created by Allah. They have the right to live freely on their land, to enjoy freedom, equality and brotherhood like any other human race. The purpose of man on earth is to make it a better place. But now the hands of the Israelis and their Christian fundamentalist’s supporters are stained with the Palestinian blood.

    The late Jerry Falwell, a former leader of the U.S. Evangelical Christian right asserted it was the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy that Christians will ultimately control Jerusalem and that any Jews therein will eventually convert to Christianity.

    The Christian fundamentalists believe that God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people.

    “Every grain of sand between the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, and the Mediterranean Sea belongs to the Jews,” says McAteer. This includes the West Bank and Gaza.

    What about the three million Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza? McAteer suggests the bulk of them could be cleansed from this God-given real estate and moved to some Arab country. Nothing can come between the Jews and their land.

    Billions of dollars are collected every year from the Christian Coalition and its followers (70 billions) to be sent to Israel for building new settlements on the Palestinian land in the West Bank and Gaza to help gathering all the Jews in one place before their annihilation in Armageddon Battle!

    That is precisely why the American Administration and the Israeli Government have been saying since September 11, that they are allies in the war on terror. But the Christian Fundamentalists go further. They say it is not just an alliance between nations but between religions.

    Muslims feel this hatred from the Christians and Jews. The Christians and Jews are getting together and ganging up on them.
    violated the teachings of the Torah and the Gospel by sharing in the murder of the innocent Palestinians under the pretext of hastening the second coming of Christ or the approach of the battle of Armageddon. They have committed the greater sin of all; the sin of murdering human souls without right. They simply push back their timetables when the foretold events do not occur, then persist in vanquishing the Palestinians until the prophecies are fulfilled!

    Would Christ in his second coming accept to inaugurate an era of universal peace based on Palestinian expulsion and Palestinian bloodshed?

    Is this how the Christian right works for its salvation? By considering all Palestine a conclusive home for Israel and to hell with the Palestinians, the original inhabitants of the land? The Christian right should have realized that by blindly supporting the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians, had entered into the circle of injustice. Its hands became stained with the Palestinian blood and its conscious became burdened with the crimes of murder and expulsion.

    In the sight of Allah supporters of criminals are equally guilty as criminals themselves. These crimes are the product of the Christian right’s unconditional support for Israel without considering the simple right of the Palestinians to live as human beings in their poor modest homes.

    Don’t play God, for God is just to His servants and is against tyranny and aggression. Had they confined themselves to the real Christian teachings aiming at piety, righteousness, peace, and believing in Allah’s Oneness, their relationship with Allah and the world would have been different and better.

    The Christian right spew racist filth about Islam. They promulgate in their media: “Kill Muslims to purify the earth.” They say that in the moment of another attack on American soil would make it acceptable to target and persecute Muslims including the 6 million muslims who live in the US. The Christian right has accumulated the Christian religion with the worst aspects of America imperialism and American capitalism.

    The Christian right became a cancer snapping the American body. They pray on the despair of tens of millions of Americans who had been completely disenfranchised and shunted aside with the creation of this American oligarchy. They do that by offering these people a world of magic, of belief in destiny and miracles and angels, that Jesus has a plan for them. And they essentially remove them from the reality-based world.
    The radical Christian right is very much a manifestation of the inequities and the injustices that plague American society. Their belief system is about bigotry and intolerance.

    They have now moved into the corridors of power – into the house of representatives, the Senate, the executive branch and the courts. And they have received under the Bush Administration hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money. They have gone a long way toward setting up hermetic, closed indoctrination systems through Christian radio and television.

    The concept of liberty for them is not the American traditional definition of liberty, but liberty that comes with giving yourself to jesus. And of course, in their minds, leaders who speak to Jesus. These people are well financed. They have harnessed the power of modern communications systems and they have locked tens of millions of followers in closed systems of indoctrination, where they get their news, their spiritual guidance (among which Islam is evil etc), their health and beauty tips, their entertainment, all filtered through this ideological prism (the Christian right’s war on America – http://wake-up-America.net.).

    The christian rights built an unholy alliance with mesianic Jews (Judeo-Christian coalition). They both think that they have been given the divine right to rule one-fifth of the world’s population who happen to be Muslim. they carry a horible racist element towards Muslims and a belief that they can impose through military might massive social engineering to create a Muslim middle East which they can control, and that the messianic Jews and the messianic Christians share.

    Accordingly, the things Americans say about Muslims could not be said about any ethnic group. The racism is raw, the ignorance is appaling. The way the Americans belonging to the above mentioned cults or sects denigrate Muslims’ culture, religion, talk about how they only understand violence, or that they want their children all to be suicide bombers, it’s just a huge advertisement to their incredible lack of understanding and appaling ignorance.

    Now let’s move to what the neoconservatives have done to Muslims.

    Neoconservatives first appeared at the time of president Regan but they contributed little in the political life. When the Cold War ended they began casting about a new crusade to give meaning to their lives. On Sept. 11 their time came. They seized on that horrific atrocity to steer America’s rage into all-out war to destroy their despised enemies, the Arab and Islamic “rogue states” that have resisted US gegemony and loathe Israel.

    The war party’s plan, however, had been in preparation far in advance of Sept. 11. And when president Bush – the product of neoconservatives, judeo-Christian coalition, and Christian right – after defeating the Taliban, was looking for a new front in the war in terror, they put their precooked meal in front of him. Bush the inspired from God and the worst American president that ever came to power, dug into it.

    after Sept. 11 let’s see the rapid and synchronized reaction of the neocons toward initiating war against Muslims and Islam.

    On Sept. 12, Amercans were still in shock when Bill Bennet told CNN that Americans were in “a struggle between good and evil,” and that the Congress must declare war on “militant Islam” and that “overwhelming force” must be used. Bennet cited Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and China as targets for attack. How did Bennet know which nations must be smashed before he had any idea who attacked America!

    The Wall street Journal immediately offered up a specific target list, calling for US air strikes on “terrorist camps in Syria, Sudan, Libya, and Algeria, and perhaps even in parts of Egypt”.” Yet, not one of Bennet’s six countries, nor one of these five, had anything to do with Sept. 11.

    On Sept. 15 the neocon Paul Wolfowitz put forth military arguments to justify a US attack on Iraq rather than Afghanistan. Why Iraq? Because, Wolfowitz argued in the war cabinet, while “attacking Afghanistan would be uncertain…Iraq was a brittle oppressive regime that might break easily. It was doable.”

    on Sept, 20, forty neocons sent an open letter to the White house instructing Bush on how the war on terror must be conducted. The letter was an ultimatum.

    The president was told to target Hezbollah for destruction, retaliate against Syria and Iran if they refuse to sever ties to Hezbollah, and overthrow Sadam. Any failure to attack Iraq will constitute an early and perhaps decisive surrender in the war on international terror.

    Here was a cabal of intellectuals telling Bush, nine days after the attack on America, that if he did not follow their war plans, he would be charged with surrendering to terror. Yet Hezbollah had nothing to do with Sept. 11. What had Hezbollah done? Hezbollah had humiliated Israel by driving its army out of lebanon.

    President Bush had been warned. He was to exploit the attack of Sept. 11 to launch a series of wars on Arab regimes, none of which had attacked America. All however were enemies of Israel. Netanyahu was ubiquitous on American television, calling for Americans to crush the “Empire of Terror”. The “Empire” turned out to be Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Iraq, and Palestine enclave.

    President Bush played on several fronts. On the Iraqi front, he deliberately lied to himself, to his people and to the whole world when he falsely claimed that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. He convinced Tony Blair to lie as well. It was a pity to see a respectable man like Collin powel lying in the United nations trying to convince them with false evidences that Irraq possesses weapons of mass destruction. Then Iraq was attacked, Sadam was killed along with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis that were already under sanction by the US for 10 years. Is Iraq now in better condition? No. it is in a big mess, their economy was ruined and their gas was taken by the American companies, and the Iranians have now more einfluence in the Iraqi political fabric.

    This is what I call “Annihilation of civilization” Bill Warner and not what you think.

    on the palestinian front, President Bush announced that “the idea of a Palestinian state has always been part of the US vision in the Middle East, as long as the right of Israel to exist is respected.”
    Bush’s statement is just a “manoeuvre aimed at deceiving the Palestinian National Authority and driving it to end the Intifada. He promised the Palestinians a state, then a road map, but in the mean time he gave the green light to Sharon to occupy the West bank and parts of Gaza. He gave a deaf ear and a blind eye to the daily killing of the Palestinians, the demolishing of their houses to build Jewish statements instead, and the assasination of the elderly. mothers and children. After such atrocities he even declared that Sharon is a man of piece! Sharon who mastered several massacres – sabra and Shatila and others, is a man of piece! Maybe this is the opinion of Bush which is totally contrary to the opinion of Allah. Where is Sharon now?

    The inspired Bush claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and his blind support to the Israelis against the unarmed Palestinians. The fact is that he annihilated the civilization of Iraq and destroyed what is left from Palestine, and gained more enemies in Afghanistan. On top of that his foolish foreign policy that was imposed on him by the Christian right, Judio-Christian coalition and the neocons – took the economy of the US to the ground.

    George Bush, his hands are stained with the blood of innocent Palestinians, Iraqis and Afghanis. The Arabs and Muslims will never forget such mischief Bush spread in the Muslim’s lands. Allah from above seven heavens is watching these atrocities, and has prepared for the evildoers a punishment most severe.

    Now let’s see the impact of the Tea Party on Muslims and Islam.

    It is evident that the tea party campains against Muslim faith. Judson Philips the founder of the tea party sent out an e-mail asking voters of Minnesota’s 5th congressional district to vote for Republican candidate Lynn Torgerson, and against republican Keith Ellison because he is a Muslim!

    Another moron called Mark williams (tea party leader) say Muslims worship a monkey god and blasts ground zero mosque.

    The freshman Republican congressman Allen West, an Iraq war veteran who was backed by the tea party, since he entered the Cogress and he is acting as a vicious opponent to Islam. He even went to the extent of saying that Republican Keith Ellison represents the ” antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established.”

    Adding to the seen AIPAC – America’s pro-Israel lobby, and the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel, in addition to ADL which sues all those who dare criticize Israel, the American political fabric is now complete.

    In addition to the ugly words uttered against Islam as a religion by the American Christian leaders including even the Pope pf Rome, one may wonder how do Arabs and Muslims think about Americans? How do we react against our haters and killers? At the time of Bush rule we considered America a rogue country.

    So as you see Bill Warner all the loathing is coming to us from the US! The strange and disputing Christian and political organizations you have is tearing your nation apart and the output of such wrangling is touching us in the US and in our countries as well.

    I simply can’t understand how America is ruled when all these religious and political masses of interests are exerting influence on the American administration. If the president doesn’t submit to their influence he will not have a second term!

    You may say that this is democracy, but I say this is anarchy because these disputing cults are not acting in favor of the American citizen, the taxpayer.

    Now there has come in your midst Obama, a man who inherited a nation heavily sunk in debt due to the arrogant and foolish policy of Bush. The Republicans are blaming Obama for the financial and political bankruptcy Bush made to the US. How they judge!

    If Obama gets the chance for a second term he could make the proper compromise between America and the countries she damaged and the souls she destroyed.

    If a Republican is brought to power instead of Obama and it happens that he belongs to the schools of hatred to Islam, as exemplyfied by the Christian right, tea party, Judio-Christian coalition and the neocons, and his intention is to follow the foolish policies of Bush concerning our parts of the world, by Allah, this time we will give him a hard time.

    Due to the injustice Bush made to Islam and the Arabs and Muslims in general, America is facing now terrible consequences. An unprecedented financial crisis, environmental disasters costing America billions of dollars each year, immorality and crime spreading everywhere, deserted churches, sex abuse in churches by priests, etc.. and in the middle of all this Islam is the fastest growing religion in America.

    Is this the civilization you fear virtuous Islam would annihilate? Common man, find yourself another job, for I fear Allah’s wrath might touch you as well.

  30. Democracyistheanswer
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    The point of the article is that Moslems have two articles…ad hominems and the argument of the sword.

    Both of these main defenses of Islam are actually fallacies of thought and prove that Moslems have no reasonable argument at all.

    El-Guindy simply adds a few more ad hominems and dangles us over the flames.

    Islam has no proof or rational defense, and never did.

    Six million Moslems drop out of the cult each year.

  31. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    I wrote a message here few moments ago and I submitted it but it didn’t show up, so I’ll not repeat it again.

  32. WeMustResist
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    If Islam were only a religion then I would dispute it only on academic grounds. Differences on doctrine could be kept to an intellectual level. But Islam is not only a religion it is also a totalitarian political practice and an organised crime syndicate. The crimes include peadophilia, slavery, genocide, a type of apartheid called dhimmitude, honor killings, kidnap and extortion, wife beating, polygamy, torture, sexual mutilation and more. The totalitarian political system is more extreme than Nazism or Soviet Communism because it insists on food control, clothing control, the extreme suppression of women, arranged marriage and death for adultery. Like Nazism, it also insists on genocide.
    For all these reasons I have a heartfelt desire to educate the world about Islam. Who dares call me a bigot?

  33. Armed Infidel
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    Dear Mr. Mohsen El-Guindy,

    I was not impressed by your misguided rant against Mr. Warner and what he wrote in his most recent article entitled “The Virtuous Bigot.” Actually, I pity you and your fellow Muslims…you are all victims of a giant fraud by your so-called Prophet Muhammad. You are the ones having to wage an ongoing and relentless propaganda campaign to hide the ugly truth about your ideology of hatred.

    You, not Mr. Warner, are the one with “the fabulous superstitions about Islam residing in your mind.” You, not Mr. Warner, are the one who has been duped your whole life into believing that Islam is what you claim it to be.

    I am one of the “misguided fans” and “enemies” and “applauders” and “evildoers” and of which you write about. Your name calling does not bother me because I just consider the source of the jihad attacks…and laugh. , I have been studying your pathetic Islam for over 10 years and understand the ugly and shameful truth about Islam (as so clearly explained in Islamic core doctrinal texts the Koran, Sira, and Hadith), not the sugar-coated and whitewashed propaganda bullshit as spewed by Muslims like you, the apologist/dhimmi mainstream media, and our willfully ignorant apologist/dhimmi political elites such as President Obama and American left-wing liberals. Mr. Warner’s scholarship and body of work is the truth…and in your heart you know it is the truth…and you cannot handle the truth. I study Islam so that I can understand the mind of the enemy…Islam and Muslims like you. I study counter-terrorism, which really means I study Islam. I am the guy who applauded by Osama bin Laden got exactly what he deserved by other American counter-terrorism forces, and when his goat-smelling ass was tossed overboard at sea.

    Islam is not a “religion of peace that has been hijacked, twisted, and distorted by a few ‘radicals’ from within.” Rather, Islam is a homophobic and intolerant 7th Century totalitarian ideology of hatred, deceit, misogyny, pedophilia, anti-semitism, slavery, terrorism, murder, rape, humiliation, control, domination, submission, and the annihilator of all native non-Muslim cultures that it dominates.

    Over the last 1400 years over 270 million Kafirs have been murdered in the name of Islam, making Islam much more dangerous to Kafirs than Nazism and Communism combined.

    Your so-called prophet Muhammad was nothing more than, as Geert Wilders has written, “a savage leader of a gang of robbers from Medina without scruples who looted, raped, and murdered. Furthermore, Muhammad was a narcissist, a pedophile, a mass murderer, a terrorist, a misogynist, a lecher, a cult leader, a madman, a rapist, a torturer, an assassin and a looter.”

    Your so-called “only god in the universe” Allah, was nothing more than a fabrication from Muhammad’s sick mind as a tribal moon god from the Quraysh tribe.

    The fact that you are a Muslim indicates to me that, according to your own Islamic doctrine, you are required to wage jihad against the Kafirs by attempting to hide the truth by way of Islamic “taqiyya,” or sacred deceit against Mr. Warner. Yours, however, is a failed attempt at obfuscating the truth. As you know, Muslims in general, and you specifically, cannot handle the truth, they consider it to be “criticism” and/or blasphemy and Muslims cannot handle “criticism” of any kind about their “religion of peace.” I’m sure you remember how your fellow Muslims got outraged and waged jihad when cartoons of Muhammad were printed in Danish newspapers several years ago? Death threats, violence, hatred, attempted murder!! Is this your “religion of peace” in action?

    Your Islamic “stealth jihad” in America, the one you are a part of, is doomed to failure, because the truth about Islam is being exposed and Americans are waking up from their deep sleep and ignorance about Islam. More and more Americans are coming to realize that Islam and Muslims are the enemy within…and yes, Mr. Mohsen El-Guindy, that means you too! -Armed Infidel

  34. Carroll
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    I’m not a bigot, I’m a realist. I love this information. The muslim can call me anything it wants but, I want them to know that I wish there was an open season on them because I’d kill as many as I could. They are an inbred genetically inferior, defective human and it would be for the benefit of mankind if they were all terminated. Do I care or worry about retaliation? Simple answer…..”Bring it on”.

  35. Carroll
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    I’m not a bigot, I’m a realist. I wish that America could have an open season with no bag limit on muslims. I truly do not fear them because they are an inbred genetically defective inferior sub-human and the human race would be much better if they all were exterminated. Do I fear retaliation for being vocal about these creatures well, my simple answer is: Bring It On.
    The biggest question America should be asking is why does the government allow our enemy to come into our country? Multiculturalism? America land of the free? These answers do NOT apply to muslims. The government has a false belief that they will change after they experience American freedom. They truly do NOT understand their belief. They have never really studied the quran/koran. They live with Secret Service protecting them and or behind gated communities so they have nothing to fear. They have lost common sense. WHY U.S. Government WHY HAVE YOU ALLOWED THE ENEMY IN THE GATE?

  36. Carroll
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    Here’s one last question. Do you know where I can purchase a real quran/koran that says exactly (in english) what the muslims read? What I have seen are watered down and hide what they really say. I want to be able to highlight the different verses that calls on them to murder the Jew or the kafir or the people of the book etc. My only hope is that it doesn’t give them any profit when bought. I want to be able to show people what it says. I want to get others together to share this with them. Your books have been very instrumental in opening my eyes to things I had not heard of before and I’m thankful for them. This can only give me more ammunition to battle these creatures. Thank you.

  37. Bill
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    The Holy Quran
    Abdullah Yusuf Ali

    The Noble Koran
    al Hilali
    Muhammad Khan

  38. Willis Page
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    Mr. Warner, Please send millions of your Sharia Law for Non-Muslims to all elected officials , ministers, priests, school superintendents et al . Why can’t sensible people understand the ultimate purpose of political Islam?. History and reality prove it . Congratulations on your leadership ! Willis Page

  39. Marianne
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    Excellent article, as usual, Mr Warner.

    The tide is turning however. People are finding the courage to speak out against the duplicitous, mendacious cult of Islam, and you, Mr Warner have empowered them. Thank you.

  40. Cyril Lucar
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    I’d like to plug the Hilali/Khan Koran. It seems to be the favorite among Muslims but their least favorite for non-Muslims to read. Mine has helpful footnotes citing the Hadith throughout. It thoroughly dispels any idea that Islam is non-political and peaceful.

    And in response to your article. This pastor is not afraid of being called a bigot. Our pastors need to study to understand the differences between Islam and the Christian faith. I have your basic trilogy.

    Regards in Christ’s name

  41. Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
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    Bill Warner, you talk about bigotry! You accuse Muslim writers with bigotry! Since you initiated your website and not one Muslim touched your website until I discovered it by accident. Now because I succeeded to dumbfound you in many of my articles, you call me virtous bigot! Am I really a virtious bigot, or a man believing in his religion and defending it until the end?

    I know perfectly well that my words will never convince you because you are a real bigot and will never listen but to the fabulous superstitions about Islam residing in your mind.

    Convincing you and the misguided fans applauding you has never crossed my mind, but for the sake of Allah, and his last religion to mankind I still find it feasible to write here among the enemies.

    I however appreciate the roominess of your chest for affording me a space to express my views.

    I must say in this respect that I received no rational comments on the last article I wrote in the bulletin “Annihilation of civilizations”, under the title “just the facts Bill warner, just the facts’. The article is based on documented facts. The article explains why Christians embrace Islam every day!

    Of course you could get the answer from these reverts if you wish, but you will never do that, because it is easier for you to burry your head in the sand.

    Those reverts are not just common people, but Christian priests and missionaries too. I hereby presents some of their names:

    • Abdullah al-Faruq – formerly Kenneth L. Jenkins, minister and elder of the Pentecostal Church, USA.

    • Dr. Jerald F. Dirks – Former minister (deacon) of the United Methodist Church. He holds a Master degree in divinity from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver. Author of the Cross and the crescent: An interface dialogue between Christianity and Islam. He has published over 60 articles in the field of clinical psychology, and over 150 articles on Arabian horses.

    • Viacheslay Polosin – former Archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church.

    • Khadijah ‘Sue’ Watson – former pastor, missionary, Master degree in divinity.
    • Ibrahim Khalil – former Egyptian Coptic priest.

    • Martin John Mwaipopo – former Lutheran Archbishop.

    • Rapahel – former Jehovah’s Witness minister.
    • George Anthony – former Catholic priest.

    • Dr. Gray Miller (Abdul-Ahad Omar) – former missionary.

    • Yusuf Estes – Former Christian minister.

    • Ann Holmes Redding – Former Director of Faith Formation at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral for 20 years.

    Are these elite of the Christian faith nuts or fools? Why not Bill Warner and his applauders ask them what did they find in the religion of Islam.

    My opinion is that those are the blessed ones whom Allah chose to guide them to the right path. They are learned men whom Allah guided to the truth.

    He whom Allah sends astray shall find no one to guide him to the path of rectitude. And he whom Allah guides to His path no one can influence him to deviate from the right path.

    And whomsoever Allah leads astray, no guide has he. But whomsoever Allah guides, none shall lead him astray; is not Allah All-Mighty, All-Vengeful? (Az-Zummar, 36, 37).

    If the unbelievers were to own the worldly riches and the affluence treasured on earth and as much of the same, they shall be glad to offer it on the Day of Judgment in expiation of their guilt and of the inseparable torment that shall be laid upon them, and there will become apparent to them from Allah what they had not been reckoning. The evils of that which they earned will become apparent to them, and that which they used to mock at will encircle them.

    If the evildoers possessed all that in the earth, and the like of it with it, they would offer it to ransom themselves from the evil of the chastisement on the Day of Resurrection; yet there would appear to them from Allah that they never reckoned with, and there would appear to them the evil of that they have earned, and they would be encompassed by that they mocked at (Az-Zummar 47, 48).

    for then, nothing will be left but grief sorrow and regret. A sinful soul would express regrets in words, thus: ‘Woe to me for what I neglected of the duties owed to Allah, and woe to me for disregarding His noble Koran which I had turned it into redicule.’ Or it would say: ‘Had Allah guided me to his path I would have been among those who revered Allah and entertained the pprofound reverence dutiful to Him.’ Or it might say when faced with the torment: ‘If only I could be given the chance to relive my life again down below then I shall be among the good-doers!’

    Turn unto your Lord and surrender to Him before the chastisement comes upon you suddenly while you are not aware. Lest should any soul should say: ‘Alas for me, in that I neglected my duty to Allah, and was a scoffer.’ Or lest it should say: ‘If only Allah had guided me, I should have been among the godfearing.’ Or lest it should say when it sees the chastisement, If only I had another chance to return and be among the good doers.’
    Yes indeed! My signs did come to thee, but thou hast cried them lies, and thou have waxed proud, and become one of the unbelievers.’
    And upon the Day of Resurrection thou shalt see those who lied against Allah, their faces blackened. Is there not in Gehenna a lodging for those that are proud?
    But Allah shall deliver those that were godfearing in their security; evil shall not visit them, neither shall they sorrow (Az-Zummar 54-61).

    The Koran came to correct and amend, to unite and bring together, and not to separate and disperse. It is a glad tidings to the believers and a clear warning to the disbelievers.

    The ugly words uttered from the enemies of Islam to offend Muslims and to discredit their religion have in fact severe consequences. Every word a person utters in this worldly life good or bad is recorderd. and on the Day of Judgment it will encirculate him and be the cause of his destruction.

    Who is more wrong-headed than he who visciously and cheaply relates to Allah falsehood and dismisses the truth when it is presented to him.
    But is there not enough room in Hell to accomodate all those who deny Allah and reject His signs.

    But who does greater evil than he who lies against Allah and cries lies to the very truth when it comes to him? Is there not in Gehenna (Hell Fire) a logging for the unbelievers? (Al-Zummar, 39).

    Those who dispute about Allah’s signs without being furnitured with proof, grievous is such conduct in the sight of Allah and to those who believe. Thus does Allah seal up the heart of every arrognt, shackled with tyranny, so they cannot guide themselves to the right path.

    Those who dispute concerning the signs of Allah, without any authority come to them, very hateful is that in the sight of Allah and the believers; so Allah sets a seal on every heart proud, arrogant (Ghafir, 35).

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