Muhammad Then and Now

by Zaynab bint al-Harith

 

       There is little that Republicans and Democrats in the United States agree on but when it comes to Islam both former president George Bush and president Barack Obama have said that Islam is a "great religion" and a religion of peace.  President Bush said this after Muslim hijackers murdered 3000 people on 9/11.  Obama said this in a speech he gave at St. Xavier's college in India after Muslim Pakistani terrorists with the help of the Pakistani intelligence services injured over 300 people and murdered 164 people more, some of whom they tortured in a rampage in Mumbai in November 2008 including two very kind and giving people I had the privilege of meeting when I was in India, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka.  Obama even removed all reference to Islam from security training manuals.  If Islam is a  "religion of peace" why are Muslims involved in more wars and terrorism than any other religious group? Are they fighting wars of liberation against oppressive occupiers in the Middle East, the Philippines, Kashmir, Nigeria, Kenya, Chechnya ,Western China, Indonesia and elsewhere or are they continuing Muhammad's war of conquest against the infidel?  Defenders of Islam argue that Islam is a tolerant religion and point to tolerant statements in the Koran such as "there is no compulsion in religion".  Defenders of Islam tell us that the majority of Muslims are peaceful people who are victims of Islamophobia and that terrorism done in the name of Islam is the work of a few extremists who misunderstand Islam.  If Islam was hijacked by a few confused extremists why is there so much more terrorism against non-believers carried out by Muslims than members of any other religion?  If the majority of Muslims are peaceful people why  did a poll conducted in Saudi Arabia in January 2002 revealed that 95 percent of educated Saudis between the ages of 25 and 41 support Osama bin Laden? Why on Sept 11, 2012 were there rallies seething with hatred all over the Muslim world with people chanting "Obama, Obama we are all Osama" as shown in the video below? 

 

If the Muslim world is so moderate why, after we helped liberate the Libyans from Khadafy did a mob of Libyans attack the American embassy and kill the American ambassador?  Why do Muslims hold pro-Hezbollah rallies in Michigan and attack Christians there?  Why is there so much crime against non-Muslims in areas in the United States and in Europe in areas where there are large populations of Muslims?   Why are so many honor killings against women carried out by Muslims?

     The best way to understand what a religion is, is to observe the behavior of its followers.  The best way to understand why a religion is the way it is, is to understand the motives of the people who founded the religion.  If we understand who Muhammad was we understand Islam.  Arguments have been made that Muhammad did not exist at all and that one can think of him as the creation of many mini-Muhammads but in the minds of billions of Muslims he did exist so whether he existed or not- if we understand the Muhammad the Muslims believe in we understand Islam. 

     According to Islamic sources Muhammad grew up in Mecca.  The Quraysh tribe of which he was a member believed in the moon God, Al-illah and the three daughters of the moon God, al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat as well as many other deities.   The Ka'ba the holy place for the moon god worshippers was in Mecca and was the house of Al-illah. 

    When Muhammad was 25 years old he married a wealthy 40 year old woman and started to preach to his fellow tribesmen that there was only one God, Allah and that he was Allah's messenger.

  For those who believe in one God, the fact that Muhammad preached that there is only one God may seem to give him an aura of respectability.  It's important to note that if you were a charlatan who wanted power there were advantages to preaching that there was one God as opposed to many.  You were much more important if you were the messenger of the one all powerful God then if you were the messenger of one of many Gods.

     In order to win the members of his tribe over Muhammad conceded that the daughters of the moon God,  al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat were divine beings but that they were subordinate to Allah.  Despite this concession he failed to win over most of the Meccans who made great fun of the pretensions of this once ragged lad who owed his fortune to a decrepit widow and who threatened non-believers with painful torment in hell.  As a result he withdrew that concession and Muslims today believe that the only reason he made those concessions was that he was tempted by Satan.  Salman Rushdie wrote a novel titled The Satanic Verses based on the verses allowing worship of al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat and was accused of blasphemy and mocking Islam.  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa commanding Muslims to kill Mr. Rushdie and his publishers.  As we shall see, Khomeini was following in the footsteps of Muhammad's murderous rage toward those who mocked him.

    In addition to making concessions to the Quraysh, Muhammad also made concessions to the Jews who lived in villages in the Hejaz region which is south of Israel and is now part of Saudi Arabia.  According to Syed Maududi:

The Jews of the Hejaz claimed that they had come to settle in Arabia during the last stage of the life of the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him). They said that the Prophet Moses had dispatched an army to expel the Amalekites from the land of Yathrib.

    If this is true Jews lived in Hejaz since 1200 B.C. about 1800 years before Muhammad was born.   Otherwise the first Jewish presence in the Hejaz may have been in 587 BC. when  Nebuchadnezzer, the king of Babylon, destroyed Jerusalem and Jews fled to the Hejaz.  More Jews fled to the Hejaz in 70 AD when the occupying Romans were massacring them in Israel. 

Muhammad ordered his followers to turn in the direction of Jerusalem during prayer and to adopt the Jewish day of Atonement as a Muslim holy day. He told the Jews that Allah was the same God as their God. 

 He had a letter sent to the Jews of Khaybar which stated:

I adjure you by God, and by what He has sent down to you, by the manna and quails He gave as food to your tribes before you, and by His drying up the sea for your fathers and when He delivered them from Pharaoh and his works, that you tell me: Do you find in what He has sent down to you that you should believe in Muhammad?

Robert Spencer in his book The Truth About Muhammad wrote:

Some of the Jews answered Muhammad's challenge the only way they could.  One explained that Muhammad "has not brought us anything we recognize and he is not the one we spoke of to you" that is, he is not the Messiah of whom the Jews had spoken to the Arabs before Muhammad began his prophetic career...  Muhammad in response received a revelation: "And when there cometh unto them a scripture from Allah, confirming that in their possession-  though before that they were asking for a signal triumph over those who disbelieved- and when there cometh unto them that which they know (to be the truth) they disbelieve therein.  The curse of Allah is on disbelievers" (Quran 2:89)

       Muhammad's response to the Jewish rejection of his claims of being a holy prophet was to curse them.  Once Muhammad realized that he could not convert the Jews he received a revelation from Allah instructing Muslims to face Mecca instead of Jerusalem for prayers.  He had to explain to his followers why Allah told them to face Jerusalem originally.  Certainly Allah doesn't change his mind.  So Muhammad told them that facing Jerusalem was only a test. 

    In order to explain why the Jews had no prediction in their scriptures for his coming Muhammad argued that the Jews had deliberately distorted their faith by removing all reference from the scriptures to his coming. 

        To some extent Jews do distort Judaism by not following the more draconian commands in the Bible such as the command to stone adulterers. When a Jewish couple was accused of adultery Mohammad used that as an opportunity to prove the Jews had distorted their religion.  He asked a Jew how they punished adulterers who answered  "We announce their crime and lash them."  Mohammad exclaimed "Woe to you Jews! What has induced you to abandon the judgment of God?"  and ordered the couple stoned to death.  A Muslim remembered

 "I saw the man leaning over the woman to shelter her from the stones." (Bukhari vol. 4, book 61, no. 3635)

  Stoning to death of couples accused of adultery happens today in Islamic countries such as Iran and Mali

An interesting question is why was Muhammad so against adultery?  After all he had many wives and told his followers it was lawful for them to enslave the women of the people they conquered.  Isn't having many wives and sex slaves the same as adultery?  Perhaps he was against his wives cheating on him.  One might think that the fact that Muhammad had many wives and sex slaves meant he loved women but Islamic teaching is very hostile and abusive to women.  Muhammad expressed his attitude toward woman when he said:

"I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers are women. " Koran Vol. 1:28, 301; Vol. 2:161; Vol. 7:124

Muhammad told women:

        "I have not seen any one more deficient in intelligence and religion than you." Koran Vol. 2:541

and Muhammad quoted Allah as saying:

I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women Koran 7:33

    Muhammad's hostility has led to outrageous treatment of women by Muslim men.  In one example given by the New York Times (May 17, 2002)

a judge in Pakistan sentenced a young woman to death for "adultery" by stoning because she had been raped by her husband's brother.   The judge defended his action by saying that he had merely followed the Kuran based law that mandated this punishment.  The fact the woman, Zafran Bibi, was raped was of no consequence.  The woman had accused her brother in law of raping her and this was a confession to her crime of "having intercourse outside of marriage."  The Times noted that this case fit "a familiar pattern."

Hasan Mahmud a Muslim who is against Sharia wrote:

Rape requires four adult male Muslim witnesses for proof. Women’s testimony is not accepted – Pakistan’s Hudood ordinance 7 of 1979 amended by 8B of 1980. Literally thousands of raped women and girls in many countries have been punished for Zena (physical relations outside marriage) by Sharia courts for want of witness. Ayesha Duhulowa, a gang raped 13 year old girl, was stoned to death by orders of a Sharia court.

    Why such Islamic ruthless lack of compassion for women?  Muhammad was enraged by the non-believer because they were a threat to his power and challenged his authority.  This mentality probably extended toward rage toward women he desired who did not obey him prior to his rise to power when it would have been suicidal not to obey him.  Fundamentalist Islam can be thought of as revenge against women in which many are imprisoned behind Burkas and not allowed out of their homes without their husband being present and not allowed to choose who they marry.  Islam is about power and that includes power over women.

      In order to make Islam attractive to his followers Muhammad said they could marry four Muslim women at a time in addition to having infidel sex slaves, but he didn't want these limits to apply to himself so he had a revelation:

O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war, and a believing woman if she give herself unto the Prophet and the Prophet desire to ask her in marriage - a privilege for thee only, not for the rest of believers. (Koran 33:50)

   A year after Muhammad told the Quraysh that they could worship their Gods Allat, Manat and al-Uzza Muhammad reported that he was carried to paradise on a steed named Buraq where he met the other prophets.  Over the sixth heaven, he meets Moses who wept because there would be more Muslims in heaven than Jews.  A painting of Muhammad's journey is shown below.

 

    Muhammad's very very young wife, Aisha pointed out that the prophets body had not gone anywhere the night that he said he had his miraculous trip to heaven but said that his spirit must have traveled there (Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasulullah, p. 183).  Miraculous tales such as these served to convince Muhammad's followers that he had a special relationship with God and that what he said was God's word and that they should obey him. 

 Muhammad used threats of eternal torment for those who disbelieved in him and promises of rewards to those who did, to persuade gullible people to believe he was a holy prophet.  He threatened:

Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Scalding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that which is in their bellies. (Koran 22:19-22:23)   

 Muslim imams still threaten in order to persuade people.  In 1993, the supreme religious authority of Saudi Arabia, Sheik Abdel-Aziz ibn Baaz, issued a edict, or fatwah, declaring that the world is flat and that anyone of the round persuasion does not believe in God and should be punished.''  He also said that the sun moves around the earth.  If someone does not believe in God they are doomed to eternal torment according to Muhammad and should be subjugated or killed so one can see how Baaz's Fatwa would scare many Muslims into believing it or pretending to believe it.  Sheik Abdel-Aziz ibn Baaz may appear funny to us but his conclusion is inescapable if one believes the Koran.

   In Muhammad's time there were people who were too smart to be taken in by his threats.  Some Quraysh skeptics asked Muhammad to prove he was a prophet of God by turning the mountains around Mecca into gold for them or to clear them away altogether so their farming would be easier.  One of the Quraysh who used to mock Muhammad's threats of painful torment was Amr ibn Hisham also called Abu -l Hakam by his tribesmen which means father of wisdom.   He mocked Muhammad by saying: "O Allah! If this (Quran) is indeed the Truth from You, then rain down on us a shower of stones from the sky or bring on us a painful torment."  Muslims called him Abu Jahl which means father of folly.  Amr and his companions laughed as one of them, Uqba bin Abu Mu’ayt dumped the abdominal contents of a camel on a prostrate Muhammad when Muhammad was praying in front of the Kaaba. 

     Another Quraysh who mocked Muhammad was al-Nadr who, after Muhammad told stories of divine retribution that had befallen impious nations would tell his listeners the stories of the Persian heroes Rustam and Isfendiar  and then ask the audience "Are the stories of Muhammad more beautiful than mine?  He is spouting ancient legends that he has gathered from the mouths of men more learned than he." 

    In order to keep the skeptics from casting doubt in the minds of the believers Muhammad had to keep believers from communicating with their non-believing friends and to convince his followers that non-believers were evil.   (These are techniques commonly used by modern day cults). Muhammad commanded them: 

Stay away from non-Muslims. They are all liars. [Koran 9:107]

And

Ignore disbelievers and their poisonous talk. [Koran 33:48]

And

O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. [Koran, al-Ma'idah 5:51.11]

    As time went on Muhammad won over enough followers so that he was no longer funny to the Meccans.  He became a dangerous unbeliever who was convincing members of the tribe not to believe in their faith and who was turning them against the tribe.  He convinced his followers that:

you shall always discover treachery in them (the non-believers) (Koran 5:13)

And Koran (4:76)

disbelievers fight for the devil. So fight the minions of the devil.

And Koran (7:177)

Those who deny Muhammad's revelation are evil.

And Koran (8:55)

The worst beasts in Allah's sight are the disbelievers.

And Koran(8:59 8:60)

They are your enemy and the enemy of Allah.

     Mecca became dangerous for Muhammad so he and his followers fled to Yathrib which is now known as Medina.  From their he launched raids to loot Quraysh caravans. His first 3 attempts which he led in 623 were unsuccessful.  Muhammad's first raid was unsuccessful because he expected to find the Quraysh in a site known as Al-Abwa but didn't.  It is surprising that a holy prophet of God did not know whether or not the Quraysh would be at a certain location, one would expect that Allah would have told him.  Muhammad was asked whether it was permissible to attack unbelievers if doing so would endanger their women and children and Muhammad replied that it was permissible because "They (i.e. women and children) are from them (the non-believers) (Bukhari vol 4, book 56 no. 3012.

    Muhammad's fourth attempt in 624 during the holy and very hot month of Natiq (now called Ramadan) was successful.  The holy month of Ramadan was a time of non-violence which may be why the caravan he raided was not prepared to defend itself.  The tradition of non-violence during Ramadan did not present a problem to Muhammad who conveniently received a revelation that because the Quraysh did not believe and had expelled him from the holy temple it was OK to fight with them during Ramadan:

"Warring therein is grievous; but to obstruct the way of God and to deny Him, to hinder men from the holy temple, and to expel his people thence, that is more grievous than slaughter." (Koran 2:217)

    The successful attack on a caravan bought much loot back to Medina as well as eighty ounces of silver of ransom for two of the prisoners.  Most religions do not engage in violence on their holidays but to this day Muslims engage in violence during Ramadan.  The Highest Holy day of the Jews, Yom Kippur, occurs during the month of Ramadan, which is a day during which Jews in Israel were not prepared to fight, which is why, on Yom Kippur of 1973 (October 6), the Muslims countries surrounding Israel attacked.  After Muslims murdered Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, the group claiming responsibility for the attack "Qaedat al-Jihad" released a statement with the sentence:

"The month of Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God's messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators."

Muhammad set precedents which believers follow to this day.

    The loot which the Muslims brought back with them from the caravan they attacked undoubtedly drew more followers to Muhammad.  Two months later Muhammad led over 300 men against a large Meccan caravan which was making its way home from Syria. 

    Muhammad told his followers

I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips of them. (Koran 8:12)

and

"It is likely that Allah may give it to you as booty." (Ibn Sa'd, Vol. II, 9.)

 Notice that he made it's God will to attack and steal and kill.  The lure of booty has motivated Muslims throughout history. 

The Turkish historian Seaddedin wrote about the lure of booty in the Muslim attack on Constantinople in 1453.  He wrote:

Having received permission to loot, the soldiers thronged into the city with joyous hearts and there, seizing the possessors and their families, they made the wretched unbelievers weep.

 

    The Quraysh had large force protecting their caravan led by Amr ibn Hisham.  In order to encourage his army to attack Muhammad told them

"By God in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no man will be slain this day fighting against them with steadfast courage advancing not retreating but God will cause him to enter Paradise."

He also told them that it brings joy to Allah when a Muslim

plunges into the midst of the enemy without mail.” (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 445)

This caravan was protected by men led by Amr ibn Hisham who decided to not follow the caravan to safety but to turn back and eliminate the Muslim threat once and for all.  The battle which took place near Badr on March 15, 624 turned into an unexpected victory for Muhammad.   According to Ibn Ishaq (Hisham 451)

Mu’awwidh passed Abu Jahl (Amr ibn Hisham)as he lay there helpless and smote him until he left him at his last gasp. Another Muslim named Abdullah then came by and put his foot on Amr ibn Hisham’s neck and taunted him before decapitating him:

Then I cut off his head and brought it to the apostle saying, “This is the head of the enemy of Allah, Abu Jahl.”… I threw his head before the apostle and he gave thanks to Allah. (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 451).

    The Muslims captured Uqba bin Abu Mu’ayt the man who had dumped the camel entrails on Muhammad and he pled for his life:

“When the apostle ordered him to be killed, Uqba said,

“But who will look after my children, O Muhammad?”

Muhammad replied

“Hell.”

The man was put to death. (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 458)

    Another asked

"Who will look after my little girl."   

Muhammad replied

"Hell-fire,"

and as the victim was slain, he added,

"I give thanks unto the Lord that hath slain thee and comforted mine eyes thereby!  Muir p117

    Al-Nadr was another unfortunate captive who when he realized he was going to be killed complained that if the Quraysh had taken the Muslims prisoner they wouldn't have killed them.  Muhammad scornfully replied:

"Even were it so, I am not as thou and Islam hath rent all bounds asunder." 

Indeed Islam has rent all bounds of decency asunder.  Al-Nadr was beheaded.  Non-believers became terrified of Muhammad and his followers which is exactly what Muhammad wanted.  In fact Muhammad said:

"I have been made victorious with terror... " (Bukhari 4.52.220)

     Terror is what keeps many Muslims obedient in Islamic countries and many infidels afraid to speak out against Islam.  Today Islam is extending its power through fear even in Europe and the United States.  Those who speak out receive death threats to them and their families and the more prominent people who speak out get sued Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was killed by a Muslim after he made a film denouncing the plight of abused Muslim women.  Hotels in the U.S. who fear violence cancel speakers who warn about the Islamic threat.  Pamela Geller, spoke about this in a speech below, a speech she could not give in the original hotel where she had booked it because the hotel received threats of violence and cancelled it.  The speech can be seen below.

 

Muhammad told his victorious followers that "the booty has been made Halal (lawful) to me (and not to anyone else). He took the booty kept a cut for himself and then distributed 4/5 of the to his followers telling them:

[Koran 8.41] And know that whatever thing you gain, a fifth of it is for Allah and for the Apostle and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer..."

    It must have occurred to Muhammad that it might occur to his followers that they could go on raids without him in the future and not give him a cut. In order to prevent this he convinced them that without him they would lose. Muhammad told his followers that armies of angels had joined with them to smite the Quraysh and that similar help would come only if they remained faithful to Allah. He even told them:

[Koran 8:17] It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah.

    With Allah, Muhammad told his followers they would be victorious against overwhelming odds.  He said:

[Koran 8:65] "If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred; if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the unbelievers...

    After the victory at Badr Muhammad proceeded to settle scores with his detractors in Medina.  He had an elderly poet, Abu Afak murdered who had protested Muslim murders and who mocked Muhammad for his desire to control people's lives.     Upon learning of Afak's murder, Asma bint Marwan a poetess courageously wrote verses denigrating the men of Medina for "obeying a stranger who is none of yours".  When Muhammad heard this he had her murdered as she was nursing her youngest child.  Murder of poets and musicians by Muslims occurs today.  A Chechen poet Ruslan Akhtakhanov who had angered Muslim separatists in the North Caucasus was shot dead in Moscow.  Ahmad Shah was murdered by the Taliban for playing the flute.  Iranian Poet and Activist Hashem Shaabani along with 14 others, was sentenced to death on charges of “waging war on God.  He was tortured for 3 years and executed.  Mr. Shaabani wrote from prison that:

“I have tried to defend the legitimate right that every people in this world should have which is the right to live freely with full civil rights. With all these miseries and tragedies, I have never used a weapon to fight these atrocious crimes except the pen.’”

    After Asma bint Marwan was killed Muhammad turned to murdering Jews. 

    In the mean time Abu Sufyan who became leader of the Meccans after Muhammad killed off most of their leadership at Badr, assembled 3000 troops to fight Muhammad.  His forces met Muhammad's forces at a mountain near Mecca called Uhud.  Although Muhammad had told his followers that it brings joy to Allah if Muslims plunge into battle without mail Muhammad put on two coats of mail before the battle of Uhud.  He stayed at the rear of his army and surrounded himself with bodyguards.  The Muslims were defeated and Muhammad was hit in the face by a thrown rock.  Muhammad tried to flee by climbing a rock but:

He had become heavy by reason of his age, and moreover he had put on two coats of mail so when he tried to get up he could not so.  Talha squatted beneath him and lifted him up until he settled comfortably up on it.” (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 577)

   Why didn't Muhammad fight?  Didn't he want to go to paradise?  Didn't he want to please Allah?  According to Islamic scriptures Muhammad didn't even participate in the raids he organized against caravans. 

   The defeat probably created a very dangerous situation for Muhammad.  It must have occurred to his followers that the promises of victory he had made had not materialized which cast doubt on his claims of being a prophet and some of his followers may have felt it was his fault for getting them into a battle where so many were killed.  Muhammad had to come up with excuses especially since he had told his followers after the battle of Badr that Allah would grant them victory against all odds.  One excuse he made was that the debacle was necessary to “test” the believers so that “Allah may know those who believe” (3:140).  Muhammad’s next excuse was to blame a contingent of “hypocrites” who failed to accompany them into battle (3:167). But this had also been the case at Badr, where the Muslims had been victorious due to Allah’s angels (seen only by Muhammad, of course). Why no angels this time?  Finally, Muhammad simply blamed the sin of the people for their own defeat and told them to beg for his forgiveness. They had pushed him into a battle that he did not want, and then fought poorly, even “abandoning the messenger” (3:153) whose presence Allah had been so generous in blessing them with (3:164). Clearly the people had let Muhammad down, but he and Allah promised to be magnanimous if the people acknowledged their error (3:152).   For good measure, Muhammad also added that the Devil made them do it (3:155).

    One problem with all these excuses is that they did not explain how Muhammad had gotten hit on the head.  Surely he hadn't sinned against Allah so why didn't Allah protect the head of his holy prophet?

   Although Muhammad was defeated he still had a strong army which he turned against the Jews.  Muhammad issued the command to Muslims that they

Kill any Jew that falls into your power. [Ibn Ishaq p369 in Guillame 554]

The Muslims had a truce with the Jewish Banu Qaynuqa tribe but that was not a problem for Muhammad.  He had another convenient revelation from Allah.  

[Koran 8:58] If though fearest treachery from any group, throw back (their covenant) to them...

Notice how deviously clever this revelation is.  It is a revelation that justifies treachery against the Jews by accusing the Jews of treachery.  Modern Muslims follow in Muhammad's footsteps in leveling false accusations against Jews.  Muhammad's forces defeated the Qaynuqa and spared them on the condition that they turn over all their property and leave Medina.  Many of the Jews left for Syria and perished.  Banishing the infidel set a precedent which was followed by the Turks in modern times who banished the Armenian Christians into the desert where they too perished.  Here is a picture of banishment of the Armenians into the desert from the Kerckhoff Art Gallery

"The long line that lead to death.
Deportation of Christians from their
houses to the arid wastes to die" 1926.

There was another Jewish tribe left in Medina called the Bani Nadir.  Ka'b Ibn Ashraf, the chief of the Bani Nadir worried that his tribe would be banished as well and asked the Meccans for help in case Muhammad would attack his tribe.  Muhammad had Ka'b Ibn Ashraf assassinated. 

Ali Sina  wrote.:

Bani Nadir had the best-cultivated land in Yathrib. Muhammad had his eyes on their plantations and farms.  Bukhari Volume 9, Book 92, Number 447  So he had to come up with an excuse….  He needed a pretext to act upon his plan and confiscate the properties of these wealthy Jews. There again, the prophet of Allah had a new “inspiration”. It was a brilliant idea. He told his companions that the Jews had plotted to kill him. His followers believed him when he told them of his Miiraj in the company of Gabriele (that the angel Gabriel told him that the Jews planned to kill him). They had no difficulty believing whatever to believe in any absurdity that he concocted…

 Muhammad demanded that the Bani Nadir leave their homes.  When they refused Muhammad told the Muslims that "The Jews have declared war". (Tabari volume 7 159) and ordered them to lay siege to the Jews.  After two weeks of siege the Banu Nadir surrendered and agreed to go into exile. Some fled to Syria and others to Khaibar. 

   Muhammad lied in order to incite his followers to attack Jews.  He broke treaties with his victims when he was strong enough to conquer them. 

Muhammad said that (Bukhari (52:269) )

'War is deceit.'" 

and the propaganda jihad of modern day Muslims is as full of deceit as Muhammad ever was in order to create hate toward the non-believer. 

Ahmadinejad explained at a conference in Tehran in 2005  that:

We have to understand the depth of the disgrace of the enemy, until our holy hatred expands continuously and strikes like a wave.

 Likewise in his book  “Heaven on Earth” (Oxford University Press, 2011), author Richard Landes quotes an Islamic intellectual who explains why it’s important to keep the hatred toward Israel alive.

The role of the Islamic stream is to keep the flame of hatred toward Zionism burning in their souls. This is because we are not ready to fight and use our military power, due to the limitations forced on us. ... Nevertheless, we are capable of cultivating the flame of hatred to this enemy in the souls of our sons, daughters, and grandchildren. .. The fighting will come one of these days and if by that time the ideology of hatred has faded, we will be defeated; on the other hand, if on this day we will still hate [Israel], victory will be ours, with the help of Allah.”
(Salim Al-‘Awa, Islamic intellectual close to Sheikh Qaradawi, published in Al-Istiqlal, August 28, 1998, trans. MEMRI, Special Dispatch Series, no. 5, August 31, 1998)

Here is a video of Islamic propaganda against Jews.

 

It is likely that a courageous Jew challenged Muhammad's commands to violence with a verse from the Mishna which teaches that:

 whoever destroys one life is regarded by the Torah as if he has destroyed a whole world; and whoever saves one life, is regarded as if he has saved a whole world.

   According to the Koran, Muhammad did not deny that Allah had said this but explained that it did not apply to killing infidels.  Muhammad said that Allah said: (Koran 5.32-5.33)

32. That is why We decreed for the children of Israel that whosoever kills a human being, except (as punishment) for murder or for spreading corruption in the land, it shall be like killing all humanity; and whosoever saves a life, saves the entire human race. Our apostles brought clear proofs to them; but even after that most of them committed excesses in the land.

33. The punishment for those who wage war against God and His Prophet, and perpetrate disorders in the land, is to kill or hang them, or have a hand on one side and a foot on the other cut off, or banish them from the land. Such is their disgrace in the world, and in the Hereafter their doom shall be dreadful.

   Muslims often quote 5.32 out of context to show that Islam is a benevolent religion.  After the failed car bombing attempts in London by Muslim doctors, Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in an editorial in the New York Post 7/4/2007 wrote that:

"The Koranic verse that equates saving one life with saving the lives of all of humanity teaches me the sacredness of each life and inspires me to strive for professional excellence."

    I wonder what Dr. Asma Modin-Uddin would say if she realized that the Koranic verse inspiring her to professional excellence came from the Jews!  Muslim apologists love to say that those who oppose Islam quote it out of context but the context of this verse in the Koran shows that in Islam this does not apply to infidels, cutting hands and feet do instead.  Lets hope Dr. Asma Modin-Uddin does not realize that!

    After banishing the Bani Nadir, the Muslims resumed attacking Quraysh caravans and were strangling Meccan trade.  The Quraysh decided to finish off the Muslims once and for all.  According to Ibn Ishaq some of the Bani Qurayza Jews asked the Quraysh to attack but the Quraysh had plenty of reason to attack Muhammad without Jewish encouragement.  One of the Jews Ibn Ishaq says was involved Sallam b. Abu’l-Huqayq al-Nadir had already been assassinated so this accusation may be false and simply  an attempt to justify what Muhammad did the the Bani Qurayza after the Quraysh attack.  The Quraysh along with the Ghatafan (northern Arab tribes to the east of Medina and Mecca) laid siege to Medina.  Muhammad had his men dig trenches around Medina to prevent a cavalry charge.  There wasn't enough food for the animals of the Quraysh to support a long siege so they withdrew. 

    When the siege was over Muhammad received a convenient revelation. 

He accused the Jewish tribe of the Bani Quraysa of wanting to betray him and the angel Gabriel ordered him to attack them.  He went to them, put them under siege for 14 days. Finally they surrendered. So Mohammed killed all their men, enslaved their women and children [Saheeh Muslim - 1769].

 According to Ibn Ishaq, "The apostle went out to the market of Medina and dug trenches in it.  Then he sent for the men of Qurayzah and struck off their heads as they were brought out to him in batches until 600 to 700 of them were dead. 

 

The Jewish women and children were enslaved and Muhammad took one of them, a fifteen year old girl named Rayhana bint Zayd ibn Amr as a personal slave.

 

    Slavery of men and women continues today in Islamic countries such as Sudan and Mauritania. 

 

 

Rayhana was just one of Muhammad's stable of women.  Whenever Muhammad wanted a wife he took her even if she was married or was too young. 

When Muhammad was 51 years old, he chose to marry a 6 year old child, a marriage he consummated when she was 9 years old (Sahih Bukhari 5.236),  he explained that God wanted him to do so:

"...the Prophet said to her (Aisha), 'You have been shown to me twice in my dream. I saw you pictured on a piece of silk and someone said (to me). 'This is your wife.' When I uncovered the picture, I saw that it was yours. I said, 'If this is from Allah, it will be done.'"
(Hadith, Sahih Bukhari 5:58:235)

   Muhammad's marriage to Aisha set a precedent.  The picture below is of a mass wedding of 450 child brides in Gaza. 

 

 Muhammad found justifications for the sickest sexual behavior.  Raymond Ibrahim wrote:

According to a hadith, Muhammad took off his shirt and placed it on a dead woman and “lay” with her in the grave.  The buriers proceeded to bury the corpse and the prophet with dirt, exclaiming, “O Prophet, we see you do a thing you never did with anyone else,” to which Muhammad responded: “I have dressed her in my shirt so that she may be dressed in heavenly robes, and I have laid with her in her grave so that the pressures of the grave [also known as Islam’s “torments of the grave”] may be alleviated from her.”

    This may be the reason Egyptian parliamentarians tried to pass a “farewell intercourse” law legalizing sex with one’s wife up to six hours after she dies

 One of Muhammad's many sons,  Zayad  married a beautiful wife by the name of Zainab and Muhammad wanted her.  According to the Muslim historian Abu Ja'far Muhammad bin Jarir al-Tabari (839-923), one day Muhammad was talking with Aisha when "a fainting overcame him."  Then he smiled and asked, "Who will go to Zaynab to tell her the good news, saying that God has married her to me?"  He then recited the revelation Allah had just given him, scolding him for being concerned about what people might think and thus refusing to marry Zaynab. (Qur'an 33:37)

   A funny parody of this is on youtube and embedded below.

 

  Muhammad even had revelations telling his followers to be quiet.  Muhammad told some noisy followers that Allah said (Koran 49.2) 

Believers, do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor shout aloud when speaking to him as you do to one another...    Those who speak softly in the presence of God's apostle are the men whose hearts God has tested for piety. 

     A devout Muslim named Shaikh (see the book Leaving Islam) was reading this passage when a question entered his mind.  Why is it really for Allah to tell people to show reverence to Muhammad?  Can’t Muhammad tell the people these things himself?  God was acting as a servant to Muhammad.  This was the beginning of Shaikh’s realization that his dear and beloved Islam was a lie.  Shaikh points out another example.  He writes:

If you read sura XXXIII.56 you will see it says, “Verily, God and His Angels pray for the prophet.”  In every other religion, it is man who worships God, but here God appears to be worshipping man

   Even Muhammad's wives noticed how Allah was acting as a servant to Muhammad.  After Mohammed said that Allah allowed him to marry his adopted son's wife one of them said:

"O Allah's Apostle I do not see but that your Lord hurries in pleasing you. " Koran Vol. 7:48

   Putting words in God's mouth in order to justify one's behavior is a practice that continued after Muhammad's death.  Robert Spencer in his book The Truth About Muhammad wrote:

Muslims themselves acknowledge that there are a great many forged ahadith (the plural form of hadith), which were written to give the Prophet's sanction to the views or practices of a particular party in the early Muslim community.

    After massacring the men of the Banu Qurayza and enjoying raping at least one of their prettiest women, Muhammad led the Muslims out to attack the Banu al Mustaliq an Arab tribe related to the Quraysh and took their wives children and property as booty. (Bukhari, vol. 4, book 57 no. 3128 

  Those captives that were not killed after the battle with the  Banu al Mustaliq were released for ransom.  Ransoming women created a quandary for Muslims who wanted to rape them and were afraid that they might not get money for them if they were pregnant.  They asked Muhammad what to do and he told them that they should not worry about getting the women pregnant:

"for if any soul (till the Day of Resurrection) is predestined to exist, it will exist." (Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 459)

and

"for every soul that is to be born up to the day of Resurrection will be born." Ibn Ishaq 490 

    There were still other victims left to loot, the Jews in the Khaibar oasis, many of whom he had banished from Medina.  Muhammad then led his massive following in a surprise attack against the Khaybar oasis and conquered it.  After conquering Khaybar Muhammad wanted to know where the wealth of Khaybar was hidden.  Kinana bin al-Rabi a Jewish leader of Khaybar, showed tremendous courage and denied knowing where the treasure was. Muhammad told one of his followers, al-Zubayr Al-Awwam:

"Torture him until you extract what he has". 

      Al-Zubayr  kindled a fire with flint and steel on Kinana's chest and let it burn until he was nearly dead but Kinana protected his tribes wealth to the end and would not reward the Muslim barbarians with his secret.  When he was at the point of death another Muslim beheaded him.  (Ibn Ishaq 511). 

    Why was treasure so important for a prophet of God that he would order someone be tortured for it?  Why didn't Muhammad simply ask merciful Allah to tell him where the treasure was so that he could skip the torture? 

    Muhammad expelled the people of Khaybar as long as they left their gold and silver behind.  He allowed some of the farmers to stay behind as long as they gave him half their annual yield but after Muslims discovered some of the treasure that some of the Khaybar Jews had hidden he ordered the women and children of the tribe enslaved. (Ibn Ishaq 515).  One of the captured Khaybar women Safiyya was 17 year old girl of "incomparable beauty" (Ibn Saad, al-Tabaqat, pp. 120-123).  She was the wife of Kinana bin al-Rabi the man the Muhammad had ordered tortured.  Muhammad had also beheaded Safiyya's father himself two years previously along with the Jewish men of Qurayza.  Muhammad forced Safiyya to be one of his wives and raped her.

    A popular modern chant of the Palestinians is "Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return."  Here is an example of Muslims chanting who were on the flotilla which sailed to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

 

   

Here is CAIR in Cleveland singing the song of Khaybar

 

 

Khaybar chant in New York City

 

    One of the Jewish women of Khaybar, Zaynab bint al-Harith allegedly was brought in to prepare dinner for Muhammad,  She prepared a roast lamb and is alleged to have poisoned it.  Certainly she had every reason to kill Muhammad.  He had killed her father, uncle and husband as well as many husbands and fathers of the rest of her tribe. 

    One can see how this story would cause problems for Muslims.  On the one hand it made the Jews the evil killers of Muhammad justifying further murder, pillage and rape of Jewish women.  On the other hand Muhammad was supposed to be a prophet.  He should have known that there was poison in the food.  The way they solved this conundrum was to say that after taking one bite Muhammad spit it out saying "this bone tells me that it is poisoned" and by saying he survived the poisoning for 3 years supposedly because he was such a holy man.  That way Muhammad was amazingly holy and still showed amazing prophetic powers in which bones spoke to him yet he could still be poisoned by those nasty non-believing Jews.  In spite of this it is must be confusing to the Muslim mind that Allah would allow his prophet to be poisoned by the infidel let alone the Jewish infidel. Some might wonder why he would be foolish enough to eat food prepared by a woman whose husband and father he had killed.  In fact there are prominent Muslims who say that this story is false.  It is likely that Muhammad or his followers made up this story in order to incite further hatred against the Jews.  We saw similar incitement in modern times after the Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat died of AIDS which he probably contracted because he was a homosexual who preyed on boys in his security detail. 

 On August 11, 2007 Arafat’s personal physician Dr. Ashraf al-Kurdi, disclosed that Yasser Arafat had the deadly HIV virus in his bloodstream when he died. WorldnetDaily reported that

Dr. Ashraf al-Kurdi, Arafat's personal physician, began telling Al Jazeera during a live interview he knew that Arafat had HIV in his bloodstream at the time of his death, but the satellite Arabic network immediately cut him off when he made the accusation.  Hours later, a Jordanian news website Amman quoted al-Kurdi as saying someone injected HIV into Arafat's body before he died and that the real cause of the Palestinian leader's death was poison…

After Arafat died a former senior aide Ahmed Abdul Rahman, claimed that an Israeli assassin killed the Palestinian leader by blowing a slow-acting poison into his ear.   (Ex-aide Israeli assassin poisoned Arafat in Ear, worldnetdaily.com 11/17/05)  The PA ambassador in Sri Lanka, Attalah Quiba declared that Israel killed Arafat with a high-technology laser.  Currently the accusation is that the Jews murdered Arafat with Polonium.  PA Minister of Religious Affairs Al-Habbash preached that:



"Yasser Arafat died a Martyr (Shahid) - we don't have the slightest doubt that they (i.e., the Jews/Israelis) killed him. One way or another, they killed him. Even Allah's Messenger [Muhammad] - they (i.e., the Jews) killed him with poison. When he was dying, he said to his wife Aisha: 'I feel the same pain I felt from the poison that I ate at Khaibar (Jewish village).' Poison that he ate at Khaibar. He continued to feel the pain until he died. 'I feel the same pain I felt from the poison that I ate at Khaibar.'"
 

It should be noted that in response to reports about Arafat being poisoned, The Independent wrote the following:

"A leading British biomedical scientist says it is 'highly unlikely' that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died in a French hospital in 2004 from a lethal dose of radioactive polonium... Professor Nicholas Priest, who formerly headed the biomedical research unit of the Atomic Energy Authority in Britain, told The Independent that, while poisoning by polonium 'cannot be totally ruled out,' the symptoms were very different from those of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London in 2006... He pointed out that polonium would be naturally produced in the bones of anyone buried as a by-product of the bones absorbing lead from the soil, a point, he said, that 'the authors of the report understand but the journalists do not'... Professor Priest said it was 'far too dangerous and scientifically unjustified' to calculate how much polonium was in Arafat's body on the basis of 'such tiny concentrations of polonium.'"

A discussion of the question of whether Zaynab poisoned Muhammad and the implications of the story can be seen in the video below.

 

 

     Muhammad commanded his followers to tax the infidel:

Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection. (Koran 9:29)

   The Jizya tax from the subjugated infidel became the Muslims chief source of income.  It dawned on Muhammad that killing the infidel meant less money not more.  He realized that a live infidel who paid tribute was better than a dead infidel.   So he commanded

Whoever will kill a tributary will not smell the fragrance of paradise.

  In fact it wasn't so good if too many of the conquered victims of Muhammad became Muslims because then they couldn't be slaves (unless a ruling was made  that slaves who converted to Islam were still slaves which did happen).  Another approach was not to convert the slaves to begin with. Muhammad commanded

Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error (Koran 2:256)

and

If it had been thy Lord's Will, they would all have believed, all who are on earth! Wilt thou then compel mankind, against their will, to believe?  (Koran 10:99)

   Although a believer was not to be killed once he was a tributary before he was one was a completely different story.  Muhammad's followers grew in number and strength partly because it had become dangerous not to be a believing Muslim.  Muslims knew that they could becoming victims of commands such as

They should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides. (Koran 5:33)

and

8:12, I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them

 if they left the faith.   In fact Muhammad explicitly commanded

Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him. Sahih Al-Bukhari (9:57)

  Robert Spencer in his book The Truth About Muhammad wrote that when Nicholas Berg was beheaded Iraqi Jihad leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said:

Is it not time for you [Muslims] to take the path of jihad and carry the sword of the Prophet of prophets?.. The Prophet, the most merciful, ordered [his army] to strike the necks of some prisoners in [the battle of] Badr and to kill them... And he set a good example for us.

A video of an Saudi executioner who smites off heads in modern times can be seen below.

 

     The picture below shows Christians who were massacred by Palestinian Arabs in Lebanon.  Notice the cut off limbs as commanded by Allah.

    Muslim gangs demand the equivalent of Jizya in Demmark.  67-year-old Jane Pedersen, owner of Cafe Viking, became a national hero in Denmark, after she spoke out in public against the Muslim gangs that demanded "protection money" from her because she runs a cafe in "their territory".  Notice how Denmark is considered Muslim territory by the Muslims.  There was a time when Palestine was not considered Muslim territory but now that it is there is perpetual conflict between the Jews and the Muslims there.

   The more powerful Muhammad became the more dangerous it became not to convert to Islam.  Converting to Islam though did not make you safe, it just made you safer.  The problem was once you were a Muslim you were expected to fight.  Some of those who converted to Islam did not wish to go to battle. 

Muhammad received a convenient revelation that those who refused to wage Jihad even to the point of risking their property and their very lives were not believers. (Qu'ran 9:41-45). That meant that they would would become targets of their fellow Muslims if they did not fight for him.  It was still better to convert to Islam and fight for Islam than to be one of the men whose head was cut off.  Muhammad also said:

So ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter?  But little is the comfort of this life as compared with the Hereafter.  Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty , and put others in your place ... (Qur'an 9:38-39). 

    Muhammad also reassured his men that dying for him wouldn't hurt.  He said in regard to the martyr:

He will not feel the agony of death.
He does not feel the pain of the killing except like that of a pinch.  
All the Shaheed’s sins and faults are forgiven with the first drop of blood that comes out of his body. 
 The soul of the martyrs dwell in Paradise whenever they like.
·
 Allah will marry him to Hur-al-een.  
(from Hadith Tirmidhî  and Ahmad):

Sheikh Abd Al-Salam Abu Shukheydem, Chief Mufti of the Palestinian Authority police force used this approach to motivate his Muslims brothers in September 1999.  (Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Palestinian Authority), September 17, 1999.), He said in regard to the martyr:

"From the moment the first drop of his blood is spilled, he does not feel the pain of his wounds and he is forgiven for all his sins; he sees his seat in Paradise; he is saved from the torment of the grave; he is saved from the great horror of Judgment Day; he marries 'the black-eyed'; he vouches for 70 of his family members; he gains the crown of honor, the precious stone of which is better than this entire world and everything in it." In a Friday sermon broadcast on Palestinian television, Sheikh Ismail Al-Radwan declared: "He is given 72 'black-eyed.'"

    Isn't the chief Mufti of the so called moderate Palestinian Authority police force, that the United States is providing funds to and training, supposed to try and discourage suicide bombings?

    Muhammad used the carrot and stick reward and punishment approach for motivating his followers.  Muhammad motivated his followers by telling them that:

The person who participates in (Holy battles) in Allah's cause ... will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr). (Hadith Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1 Book 2 Number 35)

   Those who survived the fighting would get booty and slave girls.  Muhammad told them:

33:50 - "Prophet, We have made lawful to you ... the slave girls whom God has given you as booty."

Muhammad told his followers that if they died they would enter paradise.  He said:    

"Therein are bashful virgins whom neither man nor jinnee will have touched before ... virgins as fair as corals and rubies," Koran 55 46-76.

and that there are

 "virgins chaste and fair ... they shall recline on green cushions and fine carpets."

  If you were a follower of Muhammad who traveled through the desert on camels or on foot, green cushions and fine carpets might have been even more appealing than the virgins. 

Here is a clip of an imam in modern times convincing a Muslim he will go to paradise if he commits a suicide bombing.

 

In Islamic societies polygamous wealthy men take the most attractive women and create an artificial women shortage on earth so that the only prospects of many young men are the virgins of paradise.  Here is a clip of an Islamic martyr who didn't waste time looking for women on earth because he believed that if he dedicated himself to Jihad he would get 70 beautiful virgins in paradise.

 

Muhammad's promises of paradise were used to motivate the Muslims who perpetrated 9/11.  The terror guide to the hijackers who crashed planeloads of innocent people into the World Trade Center said:

It will be the day, God willing, you spend with the women of paradise...Know that the gardens of paradise are waiting for you in all their beauty, and the women of paradise are waiting, calling out, "Come hither, friend of God."

 

 

During the Iran-Iraq War, the Ayatollah Khomeini imported 500,000 small plastic keys from Taiwan. Khomeini sent Iranian children, to the front lines.

 

There, they marched in formation across minefields toward the enemy, clearing a path with their bodies. Before every mission, one of the Taiwanese keys would be hung around each child’s neck. It was supposed to open the gates to paradise for them.

Iranian officers captured by the Iraqis claimed that nine out of ten Iranian child soldiers were killed.  Boys as young as nine were reportedly used in human wave attacks and to serve as mine sweepers in the war with Iraq.

In order to convince boys to commit suicide attacks against American soldiers in Afghanistan the Taliban tells the boys that when the bomb that is tied to them goes off they will miraculously survive the flames and the shrapnel.  Although Muhammad never said this (there were no exploding suicide vests in his day) Muhammad did tell lies to get his followers to risk their lives in battle.

    Hundreds of years after Muhammad promised virgins to his fighters, the the Order of Assassins, the “Hashishin” were given Hashish and told that their visions were a foretaste of paradise.  In modern times Muslim terrorist groups ply their followers with drugs to addict them and direct them along the path of Islamic terror as the road to the paradise of the powder and the needle.  It may be that the soldiers were easier to control and to motivate to kill when they depended on their leaders for drugs to satisfy their addictions.  It is no coincidence that he name assassin comes from the word Hashishin. 

     Heinrich Himmler admired Islam for promising rewards to soldiers.  On December 1, 1942, Himmler told Kersten his masseuse:

"Mohammed knew that most people are terribly cowardly and stupid. That is why he promised two beautiful women to every courageous warrior who dies in battle. This is the kind of language a soldier understands. When he believes that he will be welcomed in this manner in the afterlife, he will be willing to give his life, he will be enthusiastic about going to battle and not fear death. You may call this primitive and you may laugh about it, but it is based on deeper wisdom. A religion must speak a man's language."

Muhammad marched on Mecca with an army of ten thousand Muslims.  The inhabitants of Mecca all converted to Islam in order to be spared. 

    There was one last obstacle left between Muhammad and mastery of all of Arabia.  Malik ibn 'Awf, a member of the Thaqif tribe of the city of Ta'if, south of Mecca began to assemble a force to fight the Muslims.  Muhammad met him with an army of 12,000 men at the Wadi of Hunayn.  The Muslims prevailed.  Muhammad in order to encourage his men to keep believing they needed him had a another useful revelation that Allah

"sent down hosts ye could not see, and punished those who disbelieved." (Koran 9:26)

    In 631 Muhammad ordered the Muslims to begin preparation for a raid on Tabuk, then part of the Byzantine Empire.  When the Muslim troops arrived there they found that the Byzantine troops had withdrawn without a fight.  Muhammad forced area leaders to agree to pay the Jizya tax. 

   Life was good for Muhammad.  He had conquered the unbeliever, had beautiful women, wealth beyond measure and was treated like a holy prophet.  It worried him though that someone else might do the same thing.  What if someone else claimed to be a prophet too and convinced people that they would go to hell if they don't fight Muhammad.  So Muhammad told his followers that he was the last prophet.  He said:

In My Ummah (Islamic Nation), there shall be born Thirty Grand Liars (Dajjals), each of whom will claim to be a prophet, But I am the Last Prophet; there is No Prophet after Me.  (Abu Dawood Vol 2 p. 228; Tirmidhi Vol 2 p.45)" [1]

   In May 23, 1844 long after Muhammad was dead, a Persian, Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad did exactly what Muhammad feared would happen while he was alive and said:

I am one of the sustaining pillars of the Primal Word of God. Whosoever hath recognized Me, hath known all that is true and right, and hath attained all that is good and seemly; and whosoever hath failed to recognize Me, hath turned away from all that is true and right and hath succumbed to everything evil and unseemly...all those who cherish My love and follow My behest abiding within the mansions of Paradise, and the entire company of Mine adversaries consigned to the lowest depths of hell-fire.

   Since Muhammad had said that he was the last prophet, Siyyid was considered a heretic by Moslems and killed and his followers the Bahai persecuted.  The Bahai still exist and one of the places where they found shelter from Islamic persecution is Israel among the Jews Muhammad hated so much.

Bahai Temple in Israel

 

    On his deathbed Muhammad had no use for booty any more but he still wanted revenge against those who did not believe in him  His final orders were that all Jews and Christians be expelled from Arabia.  Today the once thriving Jewish communities in the Hejaz are gone and Jews and Christians have been driven out of much of the Arab world and those that can't get out are persecuted or killed.  These Christians are not being allowed into the U.S. while tens of thousands of Muslims are imported per month.

    Nonie Darwish in an interview with Mark Tapson said:

Few Muslims ever question why the prophet of Islam’s final words at his deathbed were not to command his followers to be holy and righteous or to make the world a better place, but were a commandment to kill the Jews wherever they went and to continue the genocide for him until Judgment Day.

One does not have to be a psychotherapist to find it extremely odd for a prophet of Allah to declare a whole group of people as illegal to exist under Islam. Nevertheless, Muslims today are unable to see the wickedness in such a commandment and how odd it is to continue fighting the unfinished business of Mohammed.


    A century after the death of Muhammad, an Islamic empire extended from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to Central Asia in the east.  Eventually Muslims conquered and occupied much of Africa, Europe and India.  The following map is from the Silk road foundation web site.

According to Wikipedia the estimates for the size of the Muslim caliphate suggest it was over 5 million square miles.  Hundreds of millions of people died at the hands of the conquering Muslims.  Here is a modern map of the part of the Muslim world that surrounds Israel.

   The Muslims occupied all these areas and oppressed and murdered their infidel inhabitants yet today they call for an end to the Israeli occupation of what they claim to be Muslim land even though that land was part of Israel long before Muhammad was born and even though the Koran refers to Israel as the land of the Jews.  The Hejaz where ancient Jewish communities lived long before Islam existed is Judenrein and occupied by Muslims.  Muslims like Muhammad make false accusations against their enemies and are engaged in a very successful propaganda war in which they portray Islam as a religion of peace and Palestinian Muslims as innocent victims of the monstrous Jews who took away their land and who attack their children with helicopters.  Palestinian Media Watch and MEMRI translate their incitement for all to see.  This incitement creates monsters, Palestinian monsters.  Below one can see them celebrating 9/11.

 

 

 The Muslim propaganda war manufactures allegations of atrocities including charges that Israelis distribute radioactive toys, drop poison chocolate candies from airplanes, sell hair products that cause Muslim infertility.   Occasionally a Muslim will admit that the real reason for the war on the Jews is such as the author of a Saudi Textbook who wrote:

this is a religious conflict, not a dispute about politics or nationality, or a conflict between races or tribes, or a fight over land or country, as some describe it

Why create this hatred? Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid gave a Sermon in Saudi Arabia in which he explained that:

“educating the children to Jihad and to hatred of the Jews, the Christians, and the infidels” is “what is needed now.”

 Some of this "needed" education of children can be seen in the video below:

 

     A poll conducted in July 2011, showed that 73% of 1,010 Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree with 'hadith' quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones yet Muslim apologists blame Islamic terror on a few extremists. 

    The propaganda war also targets those in the West who attempt to speak up against Islam.  They are accused of hate speech and racism when Islam is not a race and when it is love of Western values and a desire to protect those values that motivates those who warn about Islam.  There is nothing more loving one can do for a Muslim than liberate them from Islam, especially Muslim women.  Those who whitewash Islam are engaging in hate speech because they are defending a religion that spreads hate.

    One can hear Islamic leaders in England spreading hate here.

 

  I started this essay by asking if Islam is a religion of peace.  An examination of Muhammad's life answers that question and makes it clear that he designed Islam to be a cult of war.  Islam has been engaged in wars of conquest and terrorism ever since and has killed over its 1600 year history approximately 120 million Africans, 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus, and 10 million Buddhists. Why then did President Bush and President Obama both say that Islam is a religion of peace?   One reason is that they hope that the "moderate" Muslim countries will help the U.S. in the war on terror and against the extremist Muslims countries such as Iran only to find that the "moderate" countries are anything but.  After 9/11 the Bush administration gave billions of dollars to Pakistan to help with the war on terror.  Most of that money was diverted to strengthen the Muslim army of Pakistan vis-a-vis the infidel Hindus of India.  While the U.S. supported Pakistan's war on terror, Pakistan's ISI helped orchestrate the Mumbai terrorist attacks and the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan.  While receiving U.S. aid Pakistan was found to be harboring Osama bin Laden.  The U.S. has given billions of dollars of aid to Egypt which is most likely to use those arms against Israel and which has already used them against Egyptian Christians.  "Our friends the Saudis" spread virulent anti-American hatred in American mosques, nurture terrorism, and all but one of the 9/11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia.  The single one who didn't, Mohammed Atta came from Egypt.

   Today Islam is on the march.  Muslims have taken over Lebanon and Egypt where they persecute the infidels who live there so that many flee and become refugees.  The number of refugees created by Islam dwarfs the number of Palestinian refugees.  These Palestinian refugees could have been absorbed but aren't and are kept refugees by their Muslim Palestinian brothers to be used in the propaganda war against Israel.  Westerners are afraid of Muslims in their own countries attacking them if they speak out against Islam and for good reason as Theo Van Gogh found out.  Islam is establishing Islamic enclaves in Europe and even in the United States where infidels are afraid to go and which they claim is theirs.  Here is a video about one Muslim enclave in the Catskill mountains of New York.

 

 

 

The Islamic population is overtaking the Christian population of Europe and Europe is becoming Islamicized Columnist Mark Steyn asked in his book, America Alone,

"What's the Muslim population of Rotterdam? Forty percent. What's the most popular baby boy's name in Belgium? Mohammed. In Amsterdam? Mohammed. In Malmo, Sweden? Mohammed."

 

 

How do these Muslims afford feeding all these children?  Infidel supported welfare is key. 

    The radically Islamic country of Pakistan is rapidly producing nuclear bombs and Iran is on the verge of mass producing them and according to retired Major General Vallely already has the bomb.  Charles Krauthammer wrote regarding Iran:

How better to light the fuse for eternal bliss than with a nuclear flame?

     The world gangs up on Israel and condemns Israel when it does anything the Muslims don't want while Iran builds the bomb.  In fact the world pressures Israel not to strike Iran.  The following is an excerpt from a comedy newscast by Latma but it is also a very serious warning about Iran.

 

  The armies of  Muhammad are becoming nuclear armed armies.  The United States government and the Western world, instead of taking urgent action to destroy this growing threat allows it to grow within their borders, silences those who speak out against it, and feeds it with vast amounts of foreign aid and weapons while making speeches that Muhammad's cult of war, is a religion of peace. 

Did Muhammad Exist?

Most of our sources about Muhammad are religious texts and we don't know for certain if the stories in the Islamic texts really happened.  There are scholars of Islam such as Robert Spencer and Ibn Warraq who have written books that argue that Muhammad never existed and others who say he did but that the Islamic texts about his life appeared long after his death and so are not reliable.  There are a lot of justifications in the Koran for very brutal violence against the infidel and those justifications may have come from either Muhammad or those Muslims who were passed down the stories of Muhammad and who tried to explain them.  In addition even Muslims acknowledge that many of the Hadith (passed down acts or sayings of Muhammad) were forged.  Creating fake Hadiths made it possible for Islamic leaders, to persuade their followers that what they did or wanted to do was God's will.   We see this in modern day Iran.

  Iran's leaders are hell bent on mass producing nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.  Their goal is to destroy Israel and defeat the West.  Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution, said that Israel "must be wiped out from the map of the world" and Ahmadinejad quoted him in a speech and continued with:

"And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism"

    Iranian leaders don't want Western sanctions over Iran's nuclear program to create rebellion among their people.  In order to keep support for their nuclear efforts, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, an influential cleric said that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ascends to the sky every year to take direction from Imam Mahdi, and sources close to the cleric have disclosed that Khamenei has been ordered by Imam Mahdi to continue with the nuclear program despite worldwide objection as it will facilitate his coming.  Many clerics in Iran have stated that Khamenei is the deputy of the last Islamic messiah on earth and that obedience to him is necessary for the final glorification of Islam.  Miraculous rumors have been spread that Ahmadinejad was surrounded by a mysterious light during his speech at the U.N. and that no one blinked during the entire speech.

     I think the story of Muhammad is at least partly true.  One reason is because Aisha is reported to have said that the day he supposedly ascended to heaven his body was next to her the whole time.  That casts doubt on Muhammad's story.  If a religious leader made up the story of Muhammad he would not tell stories that cast doubt on his holiness.  If a religious leader wanted to convince his rapt audience of how the miraculous Muhammad ascended to heaven he would not say that Muhammad's wife observed that he didn't go anywhere the night that he supposedly ascended to heaven. 

    Another reason I think it's partly true is the story that Muhammad didn't meet the challenges of the skeptical infidels by proving that he could do miracles.  If I was making up a story of a holy prophet than I would have written that when he was challenged to turn the mountains around Mecca into gold or do away with them altogether he would have done so.  I would have written that when  Amr ibn Hisham challenged him to carry out his threats to bring down a rain of rocks he would have done so.  I would never have written that anyone dumped the abdominal contents of a camel on Muhammad.  That raises the question of why Muhammad didn't know someone was going to do that and why Allah didn't prevent it from happening.  I might have written that they tried but that the abdominal contents turned to flame in their hands and consumed them.  I doubt that anyone making up a story about how Muhammad was a holy prophet would put in events that cast doubts on his holiness or his connection to God.  The fact that the story says that he did not change the mountains and did not bring about a hail of rocks casts doubts on his being a holy prophet of God but is what one would expect would happen if Muhammad was a real live charlatan.  Having said that it's quite likely that people added to the story to justify their own behavior.  For example maybe some Muslim after Muhammad was having sex with a dead woman and made up the story of Muhammad doing it in order to justify his own behavior.  It's impossible to know.  What we do know is the story of Muhammad is the story knowledgeable Muslims believe in and is the story that makes Islam what it is today.

 


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