July 1st, 2009 by admin
by D. L. Adams
I finished reading the Koran on Sunday afternoon, no “beauty” was found.
I read Abridged Koran (from the Center for the Study of Political Islam). The Koran is organized non-chronologically; it goes from largest chapter to the smallest. The result of this “organization” is that everything in the Koran is without context; events come and go, people come and go without any contextual logic. In addition, there is extensive repetition so that stories are told again and again, with slight variations. This means that the Koran in its original form is almost impossible to understand; not so with the Abridged Koran.
Muslim clerics often assert that the Koran cannot be understood except in the original classical Arabic, but Dr. Puin [a noted German Koranic scholar] maintains that much of the book is unclear, even to Arabic scholars:
“The Koran claims for itself that it is ‘mubeen,’ or ‘clear,’“ [Puin] says. “But if you look at it, you will notice that every fifth sentence or so simply doesn’t make sense. Many Muslims — and Orientalists — will tell you otherwise, of course, but the fact is that a fifth of the Koranic text is just incomprehensible. This is what has caused the traditional anxiety regarding translation. If the Koran is not comprehensible — if it can’t even be understood in Arabic — then it’s not translatable. People fear that. And since the Koran claims repeatedly to be clear but obviously is not — as even speakers of Arabic will tell you — there is a contradiction. Something else must be going on.” (Source: Gates of Vienna)
The Abridged Koran is the only Koran that has eliminated the extensive repetition of stories and linked the text with the biography of Mohammed, the Sira. Most importantly, this Koran is in chronological order. This means that the Koran is understandable from a chronological perspective and is easy to read; this is not to say that reading the Koran is a pleasurable experience; it wasn’t.
Defenders of Islam must read the Koran and build their defenses of Islam around the Koran and the two other books of the Islamic doctrine trilogy, the Hadith and the Sira. There is no other foundation upon which to discuss Islam other than the doctrine and the things that Muslims do on account of it. Most defenders have not read the Koran. If they had read the Koran they would find it difficult to defend because it is such a shattering book to read. For a non-believer there is nothing in the Koran that is defensible.
I could only read it in segments of an hour or less. For a kafir the Koran is mentally and emotionally exhausting.
Understanding that this document is the core of the doctrine of over one billion people is an astounding and deeply disturbing revelation. Reading the Koran is as shattering an experience as learning that the earth is not flat, or that some deeply held foundational beliefs about the world are wrong.
When I reached the end of the Koran I realized that everything that occurs in the world of Islam is because of the Koran and the doctrine trilogy. What this means for unbelievers is deeply disturbing as it means that we are at war with an ideology that is a diabolical as Nazism and even more cruel. The Nazis planned destruction for the Jews and were clear on this point in their own foundational document, Mein Kampf. The Koran does not limit itself to Jews alone, though there is a special deep hatred for Jews in the Koran; rather the Koran and Islam is at war with all unbelievers (the kafir) everywhere and forever. War against the kafir is described in the Koran as “fighting in Allah’s cause”. All Muslims are obligated to do Jihad, even if they do not want to participate.
Murder of innocents is not the greatest sin of the Koran; unbelief and apostasy (leaving Islam) are far worse. Because unbelievers are guilty through their lack of acceptance of Allah and Islam, anything can be done to them by Muslims.
Islam is at war with kafirs because kafirs do not believe. The fact that kafirs in the west pretend that the war is not real is irrelevent only to the dreaming kafirs, nothing about Islam is relevant; to Islam it is an ally in jihad.
Islam’s purpose is to bring the unbelievers into Islam, out of their criminal “ignorance” as the Koran puts it. If kafirs refuse to accept Islam they can be killed or enslaved to live as dhimmis as their cultures, countries, and religions are destroyed by Islam. Osama bin Laden specifically called the west to Islam before and after 9/11 just for this ideological purpose – when the west refuses or ignores the call to Islam anything, even mass murder, can be done to them because they are unbelievers, the worst kind of sinners in Islam. An “invitation” from Islam cannot be whimsically ignored; this is akin to the “offer that one cannot refuse” from the “mob”.
In Islamic doctrine one is a slave of Allah and of Mohammed. Mohammed is Allah’s Prophet but he has a special role. Mohammed is not just a prophet of Allah, rather he is The Prophet. The Koran puts Mohammed in a position of authority over Muslims equivalent with Allah. This is why all Muslims everywhere emulate Mohammed as the perfect human being to be modeled. Mohammed is the model for all humanity forever in the Islamic worldview.
When you see terrorists beheading kafir captives and quoting the Koran, they do this because Mohammed did this; when you see Islamists torture and kill the innocent they do this because Mohammed did; when you see Islamists kill thousands of kafirs, torture them, burn their churches and temples, and rape their women, they do this because Mohammed the perfect example for all Muslims forever did these things.
“We have prepared a blazing fire for these unbelievers who do not believe in Allah and his Messenger.” (Koran, 48:13)
As an example of moral and ethical behavior most decent people in the west would reject Mohammed as someone worhty of emulation. Not so in Islam. Mohammed is the perfect example; Mohammed killed the kafir, so today and since the inception of Islam, Muslims have done the same thing.
Koran is alive. While it lives, kafirs die.
Mohammed is the example for all Muslims to follow.
“Those who obey the Messenger, obey Allah.”
“And it is not the place of a believer, either man or woman, to have a choice in his or her affairs when Allah and his Messenger have decided on a matter. Those who disobey Allah and his Messenger are clearly on the wrong path.” (33:36)
All Muslims are obligated to participate in Jihad. This is the conquest of kafirs and bringing them into Islam, very often by force. If they do not come to Islam, they are destroyed. Because the majority of the Koran is reserved for how Islam treats kafirs it is a political document. Because conquest, conversion, or death are the only options for kafirs the Koran is exceedingly dangerous for any unbeliever.
There are “five pillars” of Islam, these are religious and community-oriented (the Muslim community, not the human community). But there is much more to being a Muslim than the five pillars. The core of Koran is “fighting in Allah’s cause”.
Anyone who fights and dies in Allah’s cause will live forever in paradise with Allah. The temporal world is not the focus of the Koran, rather it is the world to come. The only assured way to get to paradise in Islam is by doing jihad (and ideally, dying in the process). Jihad is killing and enslaving kafirs. This means that Islam is in an existential war with all unbelievers wherever they may be, forever. It also means that Islam is an ideology of anti-life, death; the world to come is superior to the world we live in and the best way to get there is by killing unbelievers in jihad.
“Existential” means that our existence as individuals and as part of nations or religions or anything external to, other than, Islam is at stake. If Islam is successful, there is nothing in the world but Islam. Nothing.
“Let those who would sell the life of this world for the world to come fight for Allah’s cause. Whoever fights for Allah’s cause, whether he is killed or is victorious, We will grant him a great reward. How could you not fight for Allah’s cause?” (4:74)
“The believers fight for Allah’s cause, and the unbelievers fight for Satan. Therefore, fight against the friends of Satan. Truly Satan’s strategy is weak.” (4:76)
In Islam, all non-believers are evil and ignorant, and must be brought under Islam, enslaved or killed. The history of Islam shows that this is believed, literally. The events of today show that this ideology of war and cruelty is very much alive.
The defenders of Islam speak of the “beauty” of the Koran. I found none. There is some poetics, but it is reserved for the descriptions of unbelievers burning in hell.
“If only you could witness the angels carrying off the unbelievers’ souls!They slash their faces and backs saying, ‘Taste the torment of the fire!’” (8:49)
The real “beauty” of the koran is for the jihadists. Koran is not about our world, it is about the next, and how to get there. Unfortunately, for those who are not Muslim, the best path to paradise is by jihad, war against the kafir. We see jihad every day. Jihad is the murder of kafirs, wherever they are.
“The forgiveness and mercy they, who die or are killed for Allah’s cause, will receive from Allah will be far better than anything they could have gained. If you die or are killed, then surely you will all be gathered before Allah.” (3:157)
If the reader is, like me, a non-Muslim the Koran is not a friendly book. There is little tolerance in the Koran. The only tolerance is for Muslims, there is none for the kafir. If you are a Jew or Christian, reading the Koran is particularly unpleasant.
“Oh, believer, do not take the Jews or Christians as friends. They are but one another’s friends. If any one of you take them for his friends, he surely is one of them. Allah will not guide the evil doers.” (5:51)
One could quote the Koran for hundreds of pages to illustrate the actual message of the Koran. There is no need for this as the Koran is quite clear about its message. We in the kafir world simply choose to ignore it. This doctrine of pretending, this immature view of the world in which we pretend that the world is something other than what it is is the foundation of political correctness and multiculturalism. These two absurd concepts further the purposes of jihad. Politically correct people who prevent the truth of Islam to be disseminated are self-destructive fools, the useful idiots of jihad.
Muslims are not allowed to be friends with Christians or Jews or any unbeliever. The fate for unbelievers is hellfire, death, or conquest/conversion. So, why bother befriending such people, I suppose. But more importantly, the kafir is considered evil, ignorant, and less than human as they are outside of Islam. Anything outside of Islam is considered evil in the doctrine. This is the opposite of inclusiveness and tolerance. Those apologists and defenders of Islam who say that it is tolerant are lying or are ignorant of the doctrine, or both.
“The unbelievers among the People of the Book (Jews & Christians) and the idolators will burn for eternity in the fire of Hell. Of all the created beings, they are the most despicable.” (98:6)
The Koran is a diabolical political document that lays out a plan for the conquest of the entire world by Islam. One could put this ideology into a movie and make quite a thriller out of it, but nobody would believe it. Suspension of disbelief would not be possible as the plot would be seen as impossible, completely unrealistic. But this is exactly what is happening now in the west, total disbelief and no suspension of it. Our ignorance of Islamic doctrine furthers the cause of jihad, and undermines our ability to exist. This is cultural insanity and suicide. We do not defend ourselves against jihad because we prefer to pretend that it is not real.
This reluctance to accept the truth of the Koran and of Islam is entirely based upon ignorance of Islam and its very clear doctrine, and ignorance of jihad. The time for wishful thinking is long over.
Defense of Islam is not based upon knowledge, experience, learning, or understanding of the motivations of Islam which come entirely and without exception from the doctrine trilogy of Koran, Hadith and Sira. The Koran is diabolical because it justifies and demands death for untold millions and more. Defense of such an ideology can only be explained in two ways, ignorance or active support. In this case, ignorance of Islam and it doctrine is support of jihad and the destruction of kafirs.
Mohammed said that war is deception. Jihad is war and one of its weapons is deception. We are told that Islam is the “religion of peace” but we see in Koran that it is a religion and ideology and political system of war. It is much more than religion, it is an entire civilizational system dedicated to the destruction of all non-believers everywhere and forever.
We are told that Islam has been “hijacked” by “extremists” and that Islam is peaceful and tolerant. The only tolerance in Koran is for believers, there is no tolerance for kafirs.
The word “extremist” and “moderate” are western concepts, they are not Islamic. In the Islamic context these concepts are completely different in meaning. In Islam someone who follows Koran and participates in Jihad as commanded by Allah and Mohammed are actually moderate because they are following the law of Islam as dictated to Mohammed by Allah through the angel Gabriel.
Those non-jihadist Muslims sought out by western apologists and wishful thinker fantasists as proof that there is tolerance in Islam are outside the religion/ideology as they deny their obligation to do jihad. Failure to do jihad is antithetical to Islam; it is a sin. Jihad is required.
Non-jihadist Muslims are in apostasy and are extremists. The moderate Muslim is Osama bin Laden because he follows the doctrine; the Taliban are moderate because they follow the doctrine (in the extreme). These are the true pious followers of Mohammed.
The fact that so many millions of Pakistanis are fleeing the Taliban shows that many Muslims do not want to be jihadists. Many Muslims do not accept their doctrine. The response to the Taliban in Pakistan is cause for hope because it shows that many Muslims reject their doctrine, it also means that Muslims are victims of Islam, too, in many ways.
What are we kafirs who have read the Koran to do? Koran is the word of Allah delivered to Mohammed by the angel Gabriel, according to Islam. Criticism of the doctrine is forbidden, debate is forbidden. This is why we see rote learning of Koran and Hadith and Sira in Madrassahs all over the world because rote learning is the only way to learn the word of Allah. Can such a doctrine founded upon the word of Allah that cannot be debated or criticized be reformed? This is a great question of the moment, and the answer would appear to be “No”.
We kafirs must accept the world in which we live; accept the Koran for what it says, and take the jihadists at their word when they say they are killing unbelievers because their doctrine (Allah and Mohammed) tells them to do so. They are not lying. We just pretend that they are, or that they have misinterpreted their doctrine. They haven’t. We are unwilling to face the truth. This reluctance to learn and to know and to teach empowers jihad.
This is the ugly truth of our times – murderers and conquerors are motivated by this book to do appalling inhuman things. They believe that they are doing “God’s work”. When you read the Koran you will see that this is not possible. The work of God as we understand him is peace not wholesale cruelty, hatred, intolerance, violence, brutality, and war.
All the mysteries of terror attacks; all the warfare in the middle east; all the conflicts with Islamic states; all the brutality against Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, against all non-believers by Muslims around the world will become clear when you read the Koran.
The most important and widely discussed but rarely read book of the 1920s and 30s was Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Its sales made Hitler a wealthy man, but few who purchased the book read it though many chose (incorrectly) to defend Hitler as the “rescuer” of Germany in spite of not having read it. Had the book been widely read at home and abroad the plans of the lunatic Fuehrer for world war and for the destruction of the Jews would have been known because they were all discussed in detail in the unread Mein Kampf. Could Chamberlain have gone to Berlin and declare “peace in our time” had the majority of those in Europe read Mein Kampf?
Now, with the rise of Islamism and global jihad across the world another profoundly important book goes almost entirely unread but is widely discussed regardless, the Koran. Most discuss Islam and Koran from ignorance and wishful thinking and condemn those who have read it, understand it and ring the bell of warning about it.
There can be little confusion as to the message of the Koran. In the Koran you will find no good news.
There is no more important book in the world at this time than the Koran. It is fitting that Mein Kampf and the Koran are juxtaposed; both lay out a grand plan of global conquest and war, both involve violence, intolerance, and hatred; both are ideological political documents that present a plan for world-wide totalitarianism. The high cost of Mein Kampf is now known – in the tens of millions of victims. The ongoing cost of jihad is almost too painful to consider; the cost of Jihad since the publication of the Koran is in the hundreds of millions.
Everyday in the persecution of unbelievers across the world we see a resurgent Islam. This is the great struggle, the great jihad. They are fighting heart and soul to bring the world to Islam by any means – while we pretend it is not so. Jihadists are obeying their god and their messenger, while we ignore both and pretend that both are peaceful and tolerant. They are not.
The events of violence, hate and war coming from the Islamic world are not “hijackings” of a peaceful tolerant religion, they are the thrashings of a great beast of war. Read the Koran, you will see. When you see, you must teach others. There is nothing of more import than learning the motives of the cruelest ideology on the planet earth. An ideology whose purpose is our destruction.
Ignorance is not an option. Read the Koran. The guidebook of the world as we know it now is the Koran. It is a book without beauty, it is a book of war and horrors. We had better read it. All of us.