IS “PURE EVIL” HALAL?
When confronted by the gross barbarism and cruelty of the Jihad warriors of the Islamic State (ISIS), Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbot declared their actions were “pure evil” ( reported in the Australian media September 2-14 2014). For all of Tony Abbot’s outrage, in order to reach an understanding of events
The core Islamic texts of the Qur’an, Hadith and Sira contain detailed stipulations and directives for the conduct of all Muslims. These are valid for all times because the Qur’an states it is perfect and unchangeable. Islam’s instructions, so the sources declare, are to be interpreted literally. What is approved by Islamic scriptures is accepted and defined as “halal” and what is forbidden or disallowed is defined as “haram”. A famous “halal” requirement is for a Muslim who can afford it, to visit Mecca at least once in their lifetime. A famous “haram” requirement is for Muslims to avoid the eating of pork.
What we want to know about Islam’s rulings concerns the following list of ISIS activities against those categorized as ‘unbelievers’ or Kafir ; warfare against innocent parties, attacking other Muslims, attacking innocent non-Muslims, invasion of nations’ sovereign territory, beheadings, burning of captives, crucifixions, rape, mutilation, slavery, murder, destruction of cultural treasures, destruction of other religions’ facilities, recruitment of young Muslims, deceit, terror, capture of women for sexual slavery, forced pregnancies, abduction and sexual abuse of children, beheading of children, and the other related behaviours so graphically reported across the social media. Are these activities “halal” or “haram”, according to the three sources, Qur’an, Hadith and Sira, which are the highest authorities in Islam?
The short answer is that they are “halal” or permitted activities for Muslims to engage in, as they serve to defend or spread Islam. All the actions which Tony Abbot defined as “pure evil” are in fact permitted for Islam and the Muslims by their prophet Mohammed, by their scriptures and by their god Allah.
At the end of this article I will provide a check list of the commonly referenced verses which support each of the above listed barbaric practices. Of course the ISIS leadership under the guidance of their Caliph, who holds a PhD in Islamic Studies, scrupulously connect relevant verses from the Qur’an, Hadith and Sira with their activities. Their purpose is to demonstrate to all other Muslims how authentic is the ISIS practice of Islam and how shabby are the other Muslims in their observance of the purist form of Islam.
Back to Tony Abbot’s analysis of the “pure evil” dimension of ISIS, and therefore of Islam. The researcher Dr. Bill Warner has carried out a textual analysis of the major scriptures of Islam. His results are published in his books and on his website Statistical Islam. The figures he cites for the Jihad content of the scriptures which could be loosely categorized under ‘verses of the sword’ amount to some 31% of the total word count. That means that 31% of the contents of Islam would fit into Tony Abbot’s category of “pure evil” because they support the barbaric activities covered in our list above.
This analysis does not conclude that all or even most Muslims want to act out the Jihad verses of the sword. However due to the large numbers of Muslims , the figure of 1.5 billion is often quoted, if just 5% were aggressive and radical that would equate to 75 millions and if 10% were problematic we would have 150 millions actively interested in promoting violence against non-Muslims. Whichever way we examine the evidence, it is clear that there are tens, or scores of millions of Muslims who are sufficiently serious about their Islam, as to want to engage in violent Jihad.
In the face of the activist purist practitioners of Islam, the so-called ‘moderates’ do not have much pull. Neither are the rest of the Islamic community strongly influenced by moderates. It is only those Westerners desperately seeking a Western-type solution to an intractable Islamic problem, who are transfixed by the concept of moderate Muslims somehow saving the day. In the face of rampant Islam the moderates are ineffectual, they get pushed aside or they get slaughtered by their fellow religionists! And that practice to ignore or kill the moderates, ‘hypocrites’ as they are described in the Qur’an, is in fact ‘halal’, or approved, according to Mohammed’s teachings and Allah’s directions.
So Prime Minister Tony Abbott was intuitively correct when he identified those Caliphate inspired ‘halal’ Islamic practices of barbarism as “pure evil”. The question remains, what are we non-Muslims to do about the “pure evil” of Islam?
HERE FOLLOWS A FEW OF THE RELEVANT ISLAMIC VERSES SUPPORTING “PURE EVIL”
The Sira 9.73: strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites be harsh with them.
Koran 3:32: Allah loveth not the disbelievers
Koran 48:29; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.
Koran 4:24: And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.
Koran 9:73; Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be harsh
with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey’s end. His covenant better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain that ye have made, for that is the supreme triumph.
Koran 4:74: “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him we shall bestow a vast reward.”
Koran 2:207: “And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah…“
Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 73: “Paradise is in the shade of swords.”
Koran 47:35: So do not falter and cry out for peace when ye (will be) the uppermost, and Allah is with you, and He will not grudge (the reward of) your actions
Koran 2:106: Nothing of our revelation (even a single verse) do we abrogate
or cause be forgotten, but we bring (in place) one better or the like thereof.
Koran 6:115: Perfected is the Word of thy Lord in truth and justice. There is naught that can change His words. He is the Hearer, the Knower
Koran 2:106: If We abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten, We will replace it with a better one or similar.
Note: Under the Sharia, dhimmi Jews and Christians under the “protection” of the Islamic state are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, to ring church bells or display crosses, recite the Torah or Gospel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays (‘Umdat al-Salik, Reliance of the Traveller, o11.5(6)). And Christians must pay a ‘gold tax’ (jizyah) in return for maintaining their lives under Islamic rule.
KAFIR ( This section is referenced from Political Islam website by Dr, Bill Warner)
The language of Islam is dualistic. As an example, there is never any reference to humanity as a unified whole. Instead there is a division into believer and kafir (unbeliever). Humanity is not seen as one body, but is divided into whether the person believes Mohammed is the prophet of Allah or not.
Kafir is what the Koran and Islam call the unbelievers. According to Islam, Mohammed and Allah, Kafir is the worst word in the human (Arabic) language.
The Koran which for Muslims is the ultimate and literal word of Allah (god), defines the kafir as a non-believer, and provides the following status conditions for all kafir:
- Hated- 40:35: They who dispute the signs of Allah [kafirs] without authority having reached them are greatly hated by Allah and the believers. So Allah seals up every arrogant, disdainful heart. and despised by Allah.
- Mocked- 83:34: On that day the faithful will mock the kafirs, while they sit on bridal couches and watch them. Should not the kafirs be paid back for what they did?
- Punished- 25:77: Say to the kafirs: My Lord does not care for you or your prayers. You have rejected the truth, so sooner or later, a punishment will come.
- Beheaded- 47:4: When you encounter the kafirs on the battlefield, cut off their heads until you have
thoroughlydefeated them and then take the prisoners and tie them up firmly.
- Confused- 6:25: Some among them listen to you [Mohammed], but We have cast veils over their [kafirs] hearts and a heaviness to their ears so that they cannot understand our signs [the Koran].
- Plotted against-
86:15: They plot and scheme against you [Mohammed], and I plot and scheme against them. Therefore, deal calmly with the kafirs and leave them alone for a while.
- Terrorized- 8:12: Then your Lord spoke to His angels and said, “I will be with you. Give strength to the believers. I will send terror into the kafirs’ hearts, cut off their heads and even the tips of their fingers!”
- Annihilated- 6:45: So the kafirs were annihilated. All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
- Killed- 4:91: If they do not keep away from you or offer you peace or withdraw their hostilities, then seize them and kill them wherever they are. We give you complete authority over them.
- Crucified- 5:33: The only reward for those who war against Allah and His messengers and strive to commit mischief on the earth is that they will be slain or crucified, have their alternate hands and feet cut off, or be banished from the land. This will be their disgrace in this world, and a great torment shall be theirs in the next except those who repent before you overpower them. Know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.
- Made war on- 9:29: Make war on those who have received the Scriptures [Jews and Christians] but do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day. They do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden. The Christians and Jews do not follow the religion of truth until they submit and pay the poll tax [jizya], and they are humiliated.
- A Muslim is not the friend of a kafir- 3:28: Believers should not take kafirs as friends in preference to other believers. Those who do this will have none of Allah’s protection and will only have themselves as guards. Allah warns you to fear Him for all will return to Him.
- A kafir is ignorant- 6:111: Even if We had sent down the angels to them [kafirs], the dead had spoken to them, and We had gathered all things before their eyes, they would not believe unless Allah had willed it, but most of them are ignorant.
- Evil kafirs- 23:97: And say: Oh my Lord! I seek refuge with You from the suggestions of the evil ones [kafirs]. And I seek refuge with you, my Lord, from their presence.
- Disgraced kafirs- 37:18: Tell them, “Yes! And you [kafirs] will be disgraced.” a partner of Satan 25:55 And still they worship others besides Allah who can neither help nor hurt them.
- The kafir is Satan’s ally against Allah. Unclean kafirs- 9:28: Oh, believers, only the kafirs are unclean.
- Cursed kafirs- 33:60: They [kafirs] will be cursed, and wherever they are found, they will be seized and murdered. It was Allah’s same practice with those who came before them, and you will find no change in Allah’s ways.
- Kafirs, stolen from- Bukhari 5,59,537: On the day of Khaybar, Allah’s Apostle divided the spoils of war of Khaybar with the ratio of two shares for the horse and one share for the foot soldier.
- Kafirs raped- Ishaq 759: [Mohammed’s official biography] On the occasion of Khaybar, Mohammed put forth new orders about forcing sex with captive women. If the woman was pregnant she was not to be used for sex until after the birth of the child. Nor were any women to be used for sex who were unclean with regard to Muslim laws about menstruation.
Christians and Jews are infidels, but infidels are kafirs, too. Polytheists are Hindus, but they are also kafirs. The terms infidel and polytheist are religious words. Only the word “kafir” adequately defines the common political treatment prescribed by Islam for Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, animist, atheist and humanist.
True Islam will never unite with the Kafir, any such appearance of unity is entirely for the advantage of the Muslim and to advance the cause of Islam.
The word kafir should be used instead of “unbeliever”, the standard word.