Friday, 6 April 2012

Islam vs. Free speech

QUR'ANIC EXEGESIS

by Igor Slamoff

As part of my project of discovering the eternal truths of islam through the writings of its sages, today I comment on the following passage written around 1960 by the noted Mohammedan crackpot Sayyid Qutb:

“They [i.e., hypocrites] delude themselves into thinking that they are so clever and cunning as to be able to deceive the ‘naive’ believers, but God uncovers the truth about their actions. They are trying to deceive not only believers, but God Himself: “They seek to deceive God and the believers.” (Verse 9)

“This and similar Qur’ānic verses reveal a great truth and an honour that God has bestowed on believers, for they emphasize the special relationship He has with them. God always takes the believers’ side and makes their concern His concern. He protects them and stands against their enemy, and repels any attacks directed at them. This great honour elevates the status of believers among the rest of mankind, and affirms the fact that belief in God is the noblest and most honourable of all concepts in this life. It is the source of boundless reassurance to the believer that God supports his cause, nurtures him and fights on his side. The scheming and intrigue of other mortals is not to be feared.

“This statement also carries a stiff warning to those who seek to deceive believers, harm them or scheme against them. It tells them that they will have to confront not only believers, but God Almighty. Waging war against believers means having to fight against God Himself and face His wrath and His retribution.”

Sayyid Qutb: In the Shade of the Qur'ān, volume 1, p 39

Igor Slamoff comments:

“To deceive believers” evidently means to dispute Mohammedan mumbo-jumbo. Islam is thus assumed to be the truth, and any questioning of islam is automatically an act of deception.

“God always takes the believers’ side and … protects them and stands against their enemy, and repels any attacks directed at them.”

So criticism of islam is the same thing as attacking Moslems. Both activities are presumably deemed to be instances of “Islamophobia”.

Furthermore “This great honour [i.e. that allegedly “God always takes the believers’ side”] elevates the status of believers among the rest of mankind”.

Thus Moslems are inherently superior to other humans, and presumably should have no compunction about massacring them.

“The scheming and intrigue of other mortals [i.e. criticizing islam] is not to be feared. This statement also carries a stiff warning to those who seek to deceive believers, harm them or scheme against them.”

Note that once again “to deceive believers” [i.e. disputing Mohammedan mumbo-jumbo] is considered equivalent to harming Moslems or scheming against them.

Not only that, but disputing Korangutan malarkey is also by implication equivalent to “waging war against” Moslems. Moreover disputing Mohammedan mumbo-jumbo “means having to fight against God Himself …”

Sayyid Qutb winds up his thuggish rant by threatening skeptics not only with being murdered by fanatical Mohammedans, but with eternal torment in the hereafter.

This fanatical tirade denies any possibility of free discussion of religious (or political) matters. Any difference of opinion is deemed a casus belli. Disagreements inevitably become pitched battles to the death.
One is reminded of a news item from Beirut from October 2010:


The four-hour street clash began as a row over a parking space but swiftly escalated into a full-fledged battle with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades that killed three, including Hezbollah official Mohammed Fawaz.

The clash again put widespread armament in Beirut in the limelight and raised fears of a repeat of May 2008, when gunmen supporting a Hezbollah-led alliance clashed with Druze and Sunni supporters of a rival alliance, killing 100 people in a week-long battle.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0, 7340, L-

An unbiased observer must reach the conclusion that (s)he is risking his/her life by saying anything contrary to Mohammedan mumbo-jumbo. This conclusion is supported by the countless murders committed by Mohammedan fanatics over the centuries against those who dared question the infantile nonsense they profess.


Accordingly, whenever one detects any difference of opinion between oneself and a Moslem on matters of faith (I'm not sure about disputes concerning parking space), it would seem that the only prudent course of action is to cut to the chase and blow the Mohammedan’s head off without further ado.


You can plead self-defense. 

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