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The Quran Says that People of Other Religions are to be Violently Punished in This World

The Quran Says that People of Other Religions are to be Violently Punished in This World

Allah himself fights against the unbelievers (9:30), so why should Muslims not fight in his cause rather than in the cause of evil (4:76)? About 19% of the Quran is devoted to the violent conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims:
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies and others besides, whom ye may not know (8:60)
Strive hard (Jihad) against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed. (66:9, See also 9:73)

Muslims are to expect a reward in this life as well as the next (4:134), so it makes sense that unbelievers should be punished in this life as well:

…He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide. For them is a penalty in the life of this world, but harder, truly, is the penalty of the Hereafter… (13:33:34)
All beings on heaven and earth will be forced to bow down to Allah, either willingly or by force:
And unto Allah falleth prostrate whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly (13:15)
Those who resist Islam will be humiliated:
Those who resist Allah and His Messenger will be among those most humiliated. (58:20 – The context for this verse is the eviction of the Jewish tribes of Medina and the confiscation of their wealth, land, and children by Muhammad).
Non-Muslims are to be fought until religion is only for Allah:
And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah… (8:39 – “Persecution” in this context means resistance to Islam – defined in the prior verse as an unwillingness to believe (see verse 38). This passage was “revealed” following a battle that Muhammad deliberately provoked. Verse 2:193 essentially says the same thing and was also “revealed” at a time when the Muslims were not under physical attack).
Those with “diseased hearts” – which include Christians and Jews according to 5:52 – are to be “seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter” (33:60-62) along with “hypocrites” (Muslims who are judged not to be true believers by their associations with unbelievers or their unwillingness to engage in Jihad).

Non-Muslims are to be encroached on and pressured by the Muslims:

See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? (13:41 – See also 21:44)
And He made you heirs to their land and their dwellings and their property, and (to) a land which you have not yet trodden, and Allah has power over all things. (33:27, See also Bukhari 53:392)

Allah will grant Muslims authority and power over all other people:

Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion… (24:55)
(Muhammad’s companions continued to self-fulfill this prophecy with an aggressive and senseless military expansion that left a trail of bodies from Spain to India).

Allah provides instructions to Muslims for dealing with unbelievers who are unwilling to accept Islamic rule:

Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.” This because they contended against Allah and His Messenger: If any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment. (8:12-13)
Defeating non-Muslims should be easy for true believers because they are superior in intelligence and understanding:
O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence (8:65)

Other verses of violence may be found here:

Remember that the Quran says that not all men are equal in Islam. This also applies to Muslims themselves with regard to their aggressiveness toward unbelievers. Those who kill or are killed on behalf of Islam are more pleasing to Allah:
Not equal are those of the believers who sit at home… and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and lives” (4:95)

http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/quran/008.qmt.html#008.060

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    Outraged At Totally Wrong Headed Response to Israel standing up to the stupidity of Obama

    Good For Israel! This article is totally bias toward the non-exist palestinian people (small p). These people are displaced Jodians, Syrians, Lebanese and Egyptians that disowned them and cast them aside. Israel is the ONLY stable democratic AND free country in the middle east. We, as a (former) beacon of freedom and democracy should be not only backing the only legal country in the former Palestine Mandate, but pushing with as much effort as we put into WWII to guarantee they are NOT pressured into giving up a single acre of land and that ALL OF Jerusalem is part of Israel. There are NO illegal settlements. Israel has just as much right to these lands without a nation as anyone. If it wasn’t for the Mohammad approved and sanctioned “kill all Jews and Christians who will not submit to subjegation” in the Qu’ran and Hadith and Sunnah of Islam, Israel would be the model ALL middle east nations should emulate as a fair and just government and nation.

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    Israel Bitch-Slaps Obama– Again– and Gets a $3,000,000,000 Handout from America as “Punishment”
    20th May 2011 · 0 Comments

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    ShareOnce again, the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu has bitch-slapped the Obama administration upside the head with impeccably humiliating timing, and once again America will respond by gifting billions of dollars in aid to Israel.

    This time, it was more or less over a speech.

    There was much fault to find in President Obama’s address on the Middle East yesterday. It was positively oozing with hypocrisy on democracy and America’s role in regional tyranny. But he struck a remarkably balanced tone on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even going so far as to become the first sitting President to endorse a two-state solution based on Israel’s 1967 borders.

    It was precisely this even-handedness, even if it was only in a speech (and anyone on the “Arab Street” can tell you that they’ve heard it all before), that caused Netanyahu to blow his yarmulke. A few highlights:

    “For decades, the conflict between Israelis and Arabs has cast a shadow over the region. For Israelis, it has meant living with the fear that their children could get blown up on a bus or by rockets fired at their homes, as well as the pain of knowing that other children in the region are taught to hate them. For Palestinians, it has meant suffering the humiliation of occupation, and never living in a nation of their own.”

    “Because of our friendship [with Israel], it is important that we tell the truth: the status quo is unsustainable, and Israel too must act boldly to advance a lasting peace.”

    “The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation.”

    “A lasting peace will involve two states for two peoples. Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people, and the state of Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people; each state enjoying self-determination, mutual recognition, and peace… The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.”

    Obama also spoke of the need for a “full and phased withdrawal of Israeli military forces” from occupied Palestinian territories and decried the continued (and illegal) construction of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.

    That last one got Netanyahu madder than dispossessed Palestinian refugee, and he immediately turned to bite the hand that feeds him to the tune of $3,000,000,000 US taxpayer dollars a year. With impeccably dickish timing– right after Obama’s speech and right before he boarded a plane to Washington to meet with the American President in the White House– Netanyahu flipped Obama a huge middle finger in the form of an announcement that his government was approving the construction of an additional 1,500 illegal settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem.

    According to Agence France-Presse, the Israeli interior ministry has given its final approval for the building of 900 settler homes in Har Homa and another 620 in Pisgat Zeev. “I hope that the message that goes through the approval of 1,500 units of building in Jerusalem sends a clear message to the American administration,” Israeli lawmaker Arieh Eldad huffed with cocksure audacity. Indeed, “Netanyahu’s decision to discuss Har Homa and Pisgat Zeev today is a clear message to the Americans about Israel’s real policy which refuses to even discuss (sharing) Jerusalem,” Hagit Ofran of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch unit told AFP.

    Sadly, this isn’t the first time that the Netanyahu regime has told Israel’s most indispensable benefactor to go fuck themselves in so many words. Last year, Bibi chose the moment when Vice President Joe Biden was visiting Israel, pledging Obama’s “absolute, total, unvarnished commitment to Israel’s security,” to announce that his government was authorizing the construction of 1,600 new illegal settlement homes on occupied Palestinian land. And how did the country that Israel cannot survive without punish its number one welfare case? By Biden showing up an hour and a half late for dinner with Bibi. And by sending $2,750,000,000 worth of some of the most advanced fighter jets America has ever built to Israel. For free.

    So, what about this latest Israeli slap to America’s face? How will we put those pesky, disobedient Zionists in their place? By handing out billions more in free money, of course. The Obama administration has pledged $30,000,000,000 in guaranteed aid to Israel, and nothing so small as being utterly humiliated by a nation whose actions have been roundly condemned literally hundreds of times by the United Nations is going to threaten that unending flow of cash.

    Somebody needs to put Israel in its place. But the only country that has a chance of doing that is too busy kissing stinking Zionist ass. It is utterly incomprehensible how successive governments of what is arguably the most powerful nation that has ever existed have been reduced to spinelessly slavish cash machines for a quasi-pariah strip of desert smaller than New Jersey. If any other country treated America as flippantly as Israel so often does, it would find itself on our shit list, at the very least, or at most, the target of isolation, sanctions or even talk of regime change.

    But Israel isn’t “any other country.” It, like the United States, is self-absorbed with heady notions of divinely sanctioned exceptionalism, and armed with the arrogance and the heavy weaponry to impose that dangerously delusional vision upon the hapless nations around it, the US and Israel will continue to stand virtually alone in a world that increasingly views them both as rogue states.

    AT: http://morallowground.com/2011/05/20/israel-bitch-slaps-obama-again-and-gets-a-3000000000-handout-from-america-as-punishment

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    Rosemarie McGuire
    Yes Arab nations treated Palestinian’s with loathing for many decades. Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia could have all offered them homeland & aide but never did until they realized they could be exploited against Israel internally. Duped …to send they’re children to death as suicide bomber thay idolize. When too old & fragile to care for self those icons of so called dead hero’s won’t be there for help they need. Ironically the nomadic Pal.s never had nor desired a homeland untl Israel drained swamp lands & pastures they ruined overgrazing then moving on to overgraze again elsewhere. Nothing, no one prevented them from building a nation before Israel returned to her God given land. A mere 60 some yrs. ago is but a speck of time. Now that Israel created thriving land they want to steal but they never attempted to create for themselves!

    May 20, 2011 Posted by | Politics/Government/Freedom, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Middle East Christians Under Attack

    A few years ago I was in the West Bank with a Christian missionary who worked among Jews and Muslims. The Jewish converts came to his home for Sunday services that were held in both English and Hebrew. But to gather with Arab converts he had to meet them secretly on the outskirts of their town lest his mere presence put their lives in jeopardy.

    “My brother became a Christian at the same time as I did,” one Palestinian told me. “But neither of us knew of the other’s conversion for many years. It would have been too dangerous, until the missionary was certain of our conviction.”

    We were sitting in a clearing in the brush that was one of the converts’ meeting places. I imagined that Jesus and his disciples must have prayed in places like this, maybe even here. An Israeli Defense Forces patrol passing on the nearby road stopped to see what was going on. The missionary explained to the officer in charge, who nodded and went on his way.

    “My brother and I converted because we knew we needed love in our lives,” the Palestinian continued. “I think that Jesus is going to bless the Palestinian people by spreading his gospel of love here.”

    Perhaps someday, but for now the Christians of the Middle East are facing danger. Both recent converts and ancient congregations—the Assyrians in Iraq, the Copts in Egypt, Lebanon’s Maronite Catholics, and more, long antedating Islam—are under fire. The land where Christianity began is being cleansed of Jesus’ followers. It is possible that we will soon see an event without precedent: the end of a living Christian witness in this region after more than 2,000 years.

    So why now? And how did Christians manage to thrive here in the past?

    “We survived, but not the way we wanted to,” says Habib Efram, president of the Syriac League of Lebanon, which represents some 60,000 Syriac Christians. Efram often visits the much larger Syriac Christian community in Iraq, which is under siege. “Some were forced to leave the country, and there have been massacres,” Efram tells me on the phone from Beirut.

    “The Christians have always been under attack,” explains Lebanese political analyst Elie Fawaz. “Our numbers used to be much higher throughout the Middle East. We were here centuries before the Muslims, so there used to be many more Christians, until the raids and conversions to Islam.”

    In Mt. Lebanon, the country’s Christian heartland, there’s a valley called Wadi Qadisha where the Maronites held off the Mamluk sultans in the 13th century. It was partly geography that ensured the survival of Lebanon’s Christian community. The Mediterranean coast provided access to European powers—the Vatican and France—that have long seen themselves as the protectors of Lebanon’s Christians; and the high mountain passes afforded a vantage point that turned hostile incursions into suicide missions as the Christians picked off intruders one by one. It is no coincidence that Hezbollah has bought and expropriated property in Lebanon’s mountains. There the party can survey not only its Israeli enemy, but its local Christian foes as well, whom Hezbollah and its pro-Syrian allies have targeted in a series of assassinations over the last six years.

    “The Maronites are politicized,” says Fawaz. “You cannot compare them to Iraqi Christians.” That is, Lebanon’s Christians are under attack from rivals who wish to take their power, while Iraq’s and Egypt’s besieged Christian sects are powerless to defend themselves against superior numbers, and no one is willing or able to protect them.

    Even rhetorical defenses of the Christians are cautious. Pope Benedict, like popes before him, chooses his words carefully when addressing the situation of Middle Eastern Christians, lest they be made to pay for perceived slights. Arab nationalists and Sunni Islamists assume that any discussion of regional minorities—whether Christians, Jews, or even Shia—by outsiders is coded language for a project to colonize the Middle East on behalf of the great powers. To be sure, the French did come to the aid of the Maronites in Lebanon in 1860 to end the war between them, the Druze, and their Ottoman overlords. And after the First World War, France held the mandate for Lebanon and rewarded what was then a Christian majority with a constitution that gave most of the power to the Maronites.

    Lebanon’s civil war from 1975 to 1990 was largely a product of shifting demographics and a changing political culture. While the Christian community fought to preserve the state’s territorial integrity and avoid war with Israel, the country’s increasingly numerous Sunnis wanted to attach themselves to the great Arab cause—Palestine—and open the border with Israel to the Palestinian resistance. After the war, the Taif Agreement of 1989 gave more political say to the Sunnis and Shia. It made official what everyone knew: Lebanon’s Christians had lost.

    “We don’t want foreign support,” says Habib Efram, by which he means a Western military adventure on behalf of the Christians. “We don’t want the West thinking of Christians as puppets of the West, using us for their agenda. We are from the Middle East and belong here.”

    What they want, he says, is something like a Marshall Plan for Middle East Christians—“Some money to build schools and other programs.” “The United States,” he continues, “can also ensure that Christian minorities are fairly represented in their parliaments. The Copts make up 10 percent of Egypt’s population, and yet there are only 2 or 3 elected Coptic representatives and another few named by the government. The Copts should have at least 40 seats out of the 500-seat parliament. In Iraq, even with only 3 percent of the population the Christians should have 14 members of parliament.” Instead, they have only 2.

    It is a fantasy of U.S. omnipotence familiar in the region. It would take U.S. troops, of course, to ensure the safety of U.S.-backed programs; nor could a more robust representation of Christians in weak Arab assemblies—even if the United States had a way of bringing it about—prevent the murder of Christians by mobs or terrorists. Efram’s hazy plan seems the wishful thinking of a minority under fire with nowhere to turn.

    Efram attributes the rise in anti-Christian violence to the virulent strain of radical Islam that began with the Muslim Brotherhood and now comes in both Sunni and Shia variants. Arab security services fight Islamist groups when it suits regime interests—and it is dangerous for regimes to be perceived as siding with Christians against the Muslim majority. Thus, every day brings a fresh outrage against Egypt’s Copts, while the Cairo government’s notoriously active, and vicious, security services sit idly by. In Iraq, some Christians even long for the reign of Saddam Hussein and his Christian deputy, Tariq Aziz, who protected them.

    That notion of “protection” has a particular history. Since the Arab conquests beginning in the mid-seventh century, Christians and Jews under Muslim rule were recognized as “people of the book.” In theory, they were protected minorities, or dhimmi. But they could not enjoy equality with the Muslim, typically Sunni, majority, and the lot of dhimmis varied with the disposition of the rulers. That Saddam, for instance, “protected” Christians to some degree did not ensure that his sons would have done the same.

    And as for the glory days of Middle Eastern coexistence that supposedly preceded the rise of the present extremists, the Ottomans’ slaughter of the Armenians and other Christians belies it. As long as believers are without legal rights guaranteed by governments willing and able to enforce them, the Christian presence in the region will be in peril.

    Lee Smith is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard.

    Original Article Here:

    January 20, 2011 Posted by | Christianity / God, Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

       

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