Muhammad: a frank look at his influential (and violent) life and teachings In The Truth about Muhammad, New York Times bestselling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer offers an honest and telling portrait of the founder of Islam-perhaps the first such portrait in half a century-unbounded by fear and political correctness, unflinching, and willing to face the hard facts about Muhammad's life that continue to affect our world today. From Muhammad's first "revelation" from Allah (which filled him with terror that he was demon possessed) to his deathbed (from which he called down curses upon Jews and Christians), it's all here told with extensive documentation from the sources that Muslims themselves consider most reliable about Muhammad. Spencer details Muhammad's development from a preacher of hellfire and damnation into a political and military leader who expanded his rule by force of arms, promising his warriors luridly physical delights in Paradise if they were killed in his cause. He explains how the Qur'an's teaching on warfare against unbelievers developed with constant war to establish the hegemony of Islamic law as the last stage. Spencer also gives the truth about Muhammad's convenient "revelations" justifying his own licentiousness; his joy in the brutal murders of his enemies; and above all, his clear marching orders to his followers to convert non-Muslims to Islam-or force them to live as inferiors under Islamic rule. In The Truth about Muhammad, you'll learn - The truth about Muhammad's multiple marriages (including one to a nine-year-old) - How Muhammad set legal standards that make it virtually impossible to prove rape in Islamic countries - How Muhammad's example justifies jihad and terrorism - The real "Satanic verses" incident (not the Salman Rushdie version) that remains a scandal to Muslims - How Muhammad's faulty knowledge of Judaism and Christianity has influenced Islamic theology--and colored Muslim relations with Jews and Christians to this day. Recognizing the true nature of Islam, Spencer argues, is essential for judging the prospects for large scale Islamic reform, the effective prosecution of the War on Terror, the democracy project in Afghanistan and Iraq, and immigration and border control to protect the United States from terrorism. All of which makes it crucial for every citizen (and policymaker) who loves freedom to read and ponder The Truth about Muhammad
I picked up the following post from Rod Liddle of the Spectator - absolutely brilliant! He blamed the police for his daughter travelling to Syria, never mentioning that he took her to Islamist rallies
Like you, I suspect, I have been terribly worried these last few weeks over the plight of 15-year-old Amira Abase. Amira fled the country on 17 February in order to take up an exciting and challenging position as an in-house whore for the vibrant and decapitating warriors of the Islamic State somewhere in Syria, probably Raqqa. She travelled with two like-minded school friends from the local caliphate of Bethnal Green and not much has been heard of her since. We wring our hands in anguish at the fate which might have befallen this girl. It is of course commendable that she, along with so many other fervent young British Muslim women, should wish to become a jihadi bride. What kind of life would she be forced to endure in the Islamophobic hell of the United Kingdom? As Russell Brand has sagely pointed out, these kids feel they have no future here, they are without hope, innit.
But the real worry is that Amira may have taken up with a jihadi who may be less than liberal in his views about, say, women’s equality and the very real struggles endured by lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered folk. Poisonous views quite counter to those which we have expensively inculcated in her. I can imagine Amira’s husband coming home one evening after a long day of decapitating and standing before her, scimitar in one hand, head of a Christian in the other, and expressing perhaps slight but meaningful worries over the rectitude of gay adoptions and, more so, IVF treatment for homosexual married couples. ‘I’m just not convinced, love,’ I hear him saying, looking a little forlorn. And Amira replying: ‘You’re dripping infidel blood on the carpet, Tariq.’
‘But we haven’t got a carpet. It’s just compacted mud and dust.’
‘Um. Yes, you’re right. I want to go home to Bethnal Green now, please.’
This is the problem — that Amira may not have thought things through.
I confidently assert that Catholicism is the one true religion and all other religions are false, and of all the false religions Islam is the most demonic.
How can I be so confident? Well, we must start with first principles: Natural Law. Natural Law is the law that God has written on our hearts. You don't have to learn Natural Law; we are born with it hard-wired. That is true whether you are a Catholic, a Hindu, a Muslim, an Atheist or a primitive Indian living in the rain forest. Natural Law is the reason that, when Moses descended from with the Ten Commandments and read out, "Thou shall not murder ...", the assembled Jews did not slap their foreheads and exclaim. "Blimey, why didn't we think of that one?" We can choose to ignore Natural Law and we can certainly obscure it by sin, but make no mistake, every man has it branded on his soul.
Natural Law is the reason:
We don't need the Bible to know with absolute certainty that gunning down teenage boys for watching football on television (as has down) is an appalling crime.
We actually don't need a church to tell us that anal copulation between two men is an unnatural and disgusting perversion.
We don't need a written commandment to know that slitting the throat of a woman, because she is a non-Muslim who refuses to enter into a temporary ‘marriage’, is an evil deed inspired by an evil ideology.
We don't need a priest to tell us that tearing six-hundred Christian teenage girls out of their school and, because they are not Muslims, selling then on as sex slaves, is mind numbingly evil.
We don't need a pope to tell us that killing children in the womb by abortion is a great evil.
We do not need a Bible to know that adultery is wrong.
We need no church to tell us that thieving is wrong - as is lying and bearing false witness.
We actually don't need a priest to tell us we should worship God, for all men have sought to do so from the beginning of time.
We certainly do not need the Bible to tell us that a fifty-four-year-old man ‘marrying’ a six-year-old girl and consummating the ‘marriage’ when she was nine years old is anything other than a vile act of paedophile rape.
And we don't actually need to follow some higher philosophy to know that if we find our neighbour in distress we ought to go to his aid.
Since the Fall, man has been in a constant state of rebellion against the law God has written on his heart. However, usually within a generation or two, Natural Law reasserts itself, albeit imperfectly, but that, sadly, will always be the case in this "vale of tears". The Natural Law reasserting itself is the reason the Nazi gas chambers eventually fell into disuse and the (far more numerous) Soviet death camps were finally abandoned. It is also the reason that legal abortion will eventually fall, man will always, in time, grow tired of feasting on pig swill.
What has all this to do with true versus false (evil) religions? Simple, notwithstanding Francis' recently discovered "God of surprises", God cannot contradict Himself. God could not write His law on my heart, and then hand me a holy book commanding me to do the exact opposite. So a religion can only be true and holy if it upholds, reinforces and indeed perfects the Natural Law.
Now, let us examine Catholicism in the light of this principle:
As for adultery, Christ taught that
a.Matthew 5:28: But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.
b.Mark 10:11: And he said to them: Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another, commits adultery against her.
c.Mark 10:12: And if the wife shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.
2.As for murder, Christ taught that:
a.Matthew 5:44: But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you.
3.As for worshipping God, the Church teaches that we must keep Sunday holy by offering the holy sacrifice of the
4.The Christian Scriptures teach that sodomy is a sin crying to Heaven for vengeance.
5.Nothing in the whole of Catholic history has ever sanctioned child brides, the taking of women prisoners as sex slaves or any abuse of women. Indeed, slavery of all stripes was abolished in Catholic Europe until it was reintroduced by Freemasons (i.e. anti-Catholics) in the.
What we see above (and these are just a few examples) is that Christ and His Church takes the Natural Law written on men's hearts and reinforces it, takes it to a higher level, perfects it. And this is exactly what one would expect if a religion was from God, for in no way could a good God write one law on our hearts and then give us a sacred text or a Church commanding us to act contrary to that law.
Now, in the light of the above logic, let's take a look at the Koran and the example of Mohammed and his followers.
[NOTE: all of the referenced, indented and italicised quotes that follow are taken from the Koran, the various collections of canonical Hadith – the stories of Mohammed: the History of Islam by al-Tabari and the most authoritative manual of Sharia, Reliance of the Traveller (“Umdat al Salik”)]
Islam and adultery
Mohammed, the false prophet of the false religion of Islam had, at least, eleven wives and an uncounted number of concubines and sex-slaves. But that’s OK, as Allah explains to Mohammed:
“O Prophet! Surely We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war [i.e. sex-slaves], and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts, and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who fled with you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry her – specially for you, not for the (rest of) believers;” Koran (33:50)
This is one of the ‘revelations’ received by Mohammed from Allah that, rather conveniently, grants him the divinely sanctioned right to unlimited sex with just about any female who crosses his path, including members of his own family.
Ordinary Muslims, on the other hand, have to make do with only four wives:
“m5.2 (Imam Ghazali:) One should make love to one's wife every four nights, as is fairest, since the number of wives one may have is four.”Reliance of the Traveller
Therefore, ‘marriage’ in Islam is itself institutionalised adultery (apologists for multiculturalism and liberal Catholic ecumaniacs get rather queasy when you point that out to them).
Islam and murder
Islam has a remarkably free-and-easy attitude towards murdering those who disagree with you….or ‘offend’ you……or who don’t do what you tell them to. Mohammed was exhorted to wage war against everyone who would not become a Muslim in quite a number of ‘divine revelations’ in the Koran:
“It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land…”Koran (8:67)
“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore, strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” Koran (8:12)
“So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters [i.e. all non-Muslims] wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush,….”Koran (9:5)
“Killing unbelievers is a small matter to us” Tabari (9:69)
Then there are the frequent occasions Mohammed ordered the murder of those who committed such heinous crimes as writing somewhat unflattering poetry about him:
“Allah's Apostle said, "Who is willing to kill Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?" Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, "O Allah's Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?" The Prophet said, "Yes," Bukhari (50:369)
Whenever the latest “honour killing” occurs, the civilisational traitors in the media usually scratch their empty little heads and turn to professional liars (i.e. Muslim “community leaders”) to be reassured that this has (all together now!), “Nothing to do with Islam”. Well, that’s a lie and they are liars. The “Reliance of the Traveller”, the most authoritative manual of Sharia, dictates that certain murders are not only acceptable but carry no penalty of sentence or retaliation:
“01.2The following are not subject to retaliation:
(4) a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring”
Just in case you’re thinking, “That can’t possibly mean what I think it means! Can it?”
Yes, it does. Parents or grandparents are legally allowed to murder their own children or grandchildren.
And last, but not least, let’s not forget that apostasy from Islam is punishable by death:
“The Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him’” Bukhari (52:260)
“[In the words of] Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him”Bukhari (84:57)
“When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostasises from Islam, he deserves to be killed” Reliance of the Traveller o8:1 (o8:4 affirms that there is no penalty for killing an apostate)
Islam and worshipping God
“Islam” means “submission” and “muslim” means “one who submits”. The submission of, literally, every single person in the world to Islam is the entire purpose and goal of Islam. The pursuit of that goal is the duty and inescapable obligation of every single Muslim. That goal is to be accomplished through jihad:
(0: Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion.”Reliance of the Traveller o9
“Jihad is a communal obligation”Reliance of the Traveller o9:1
Islam and sodomy
Islam’s approach to sodomy is entirely schizophrenic. On the one hand, there are a number of injunctions against sodomy in both the Koran and the Hadith:
“Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, ‘And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing’”Koran (26:165-166)
“The Prophet cursed effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners of women) and those women who assume the manners of men….”Bukhari (72:774)
And homosexuals are routinely executed in various and sundry unpleasant ways almost every day in the Muslim world.
While, on the other hand, as part of the long, lingering descriptions in the Koran and Hadith of the endless alcohol-fuelled sex orgy in Paradise (with 72 perpetual virgins each) awaiting those ‘martyrs’ who die in the act of killing infidels (the only guaranteed way of entering Paradise in the Koran, by the way) we find:
“And immortal boys will circulate among them, when you see them you will count them as scattered pearls”Koran (76:19)
Male sodomy is endemic in most Muslim cultures, especially Arab, Afghan and Turk. Pederasty was institutionalised in the Ottoman Empire and remains so today in , and in particular.
Islam and sex-slavery, child rape and general misogyny
Islam’s view of women can truly be encapsulated by one stark fact; the only women mentioned by Mohammed (either in the Koran or Hadith) as being in Heaven, are the 72 “perpetual virgins” who are provided to endlessly sexually service the “mujahids” or ‘martyrs’ who die in the act of killing non-Muslims. Whereas Hell is largely populated by women:
“The Prophet said: ‘I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.’"Bukhari (2:29)
Mohammed’s favourite wife was Aisha, who was six years old when Mohammed ‘married’ her and nine years old when he “consummated the marriage”:
According to Islam’s unambiguous declarations in the Koran, Hadith and Sharia:
Womenare inherently inferior to men (including Muslim women):
·Women may only inherit half of what a man may:
“The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females” Koran (4:11)
·In legal disputes a woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man’s:
“And call to witness, from among your men, two witnesses. And if two men be not found, then a man and two women”Koran (2:282)
·Men may divorce their wives simply by saying, “I divorce thee” three times (a divorced wife has no rights to any financial support from her ex-husband):
“Abu al-Sahba' said to Ibn 'Abbas: Enlighten us with your information whether the three divorces (pronounced at one and the same time) were not treated as one during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and Abu Bakr. He said: It was in fact so, but when during the caliphate of 'Umar (Allah be pleased with him) people began to pronounce divorce frequently, he allowed them to do so (to treat pronouncements of three divorces in a single breath as one).”Muslim (9:3493)
·Men may have up to four wives and non-Muslim women may be kept as sex-slaves, there is no limit put upon their number:
“Marry of the women, who seem good to you, two, or three, or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess (i.e. female prisoners of war used and sold as sex-slaves)” Koran (4:3)
·Men may beat their wives:
“…; and (as to) those [women] on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping places and beat them;” Koran (4:34)
·A wife has no right to deny her husband sex under any circumstances or in any way, i.e. a man may rape or sodomise his wife:
“Your wives are as a tilth (i.e. a field prepared for sowing) unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will”Koran (2:223)
·A woman who claims to have been raped must provide four male witnesses to the alleged rape, if she fails to do this she will be charged with adultery (punishable by stoning to death in a number of Islamic countries today):
“And those who accuse free women then do not bring four witnesses (to adultery), flog them…” Koran (24:4)
At first sight this may seem to favour the woman, in that it takes four male witnesses of an adulterous act to convict a woman of adultery. However, this ruling came about because Aisha, Mohammed’s favourite wife, was accused of adultery by three men. Mohammed simply raised the bar to ensure she was not convicted. This ruling is routinely used to nullify rape accusations and persecute the very victims of rape themselves, frequently leading to women who accuse men of rape without four male witnesses being themselves accused of adultery and either being imprisoned or executed.
·A wife is classed as a part of her husband’s chattels, i.e. she is an object that he wholly owns and is a tradable commodity:
“Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women).Koran (4:34)
“When 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf came to us, Allah's Apostle made a bond of fraternity between him and Sad bin Ar-Rabi' who was a rich man, Sad said, "The Ansar know that I am the richest of all of them, so I will divide my property into two parts between me and you, and I have two wives; see which of the two you like so that I may divorce her and you can marry her after she becomes lawful to you by her passing the prescribed period (i.e. 'Idda) of divorce.” Bukhari (58:125)
·Girls may be married at the age of nine:
“The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).” Bukhari (62:88)
None of the above is surprising when one learns that there is no such thing as an objective moral code in Islam.
Christianity expresses and perfects the Natural Law in an objective moral code: Murder is wrong always and everywhere; theft is wrong always and everywhere; sodomy is wrong always and everywhere; lying is wrong always and everywhere, and so on.
Islam decrees that “good” is that which furthers to goal of Islam, i.e. total world domination and “bad” is that which hinders the goal of Islam; there is no objective moral code, only contingent situational ethics in the service of the goal of Islam, and, quite literally, anything and everything is permitted in the service of jihad.
For example, in 2012 a Sheikh issued a fatwa (ruling/judgement) endorsing sodomy as a means of widening the anus in order to be able to pack it with enough explosives to kill bystanders in a suicide bombing. As Sheikh Abu al-Dema al-Qasab put it, “Jihad comes first, for it is the pinnacle of Islam, and if the pinnacle of Islam can only be achieved through sodomy, then there is no wrong in it.”
If anything else is required to establish beyond doubt the Satanically inspired nature of Islam, then I am at a loss as to what it could possibly be.
This is the best book that I have read on the liturgy for several years. It would be difficult to recommend it too highly. Since the tsunami of Second Vatican Council slammed into the Church, the Church has experienced an unprecedented crisis propelled by the destruction of one of her greatest treasures, her immemorial sacred liturgy. The result has been confusion, dismay and devastation.
But to the dismay of our aging revolutionaries, recent decades have witnessed the growth of a counter-reformation led by the young who find in the Church's traditional liturgy a perennial witness to the orthodox faith, a rich source of grace for the interior life, an abundant spring of missionary activity and charity, and a living rock upon which the enemies of Christ, both without and within the Church, are dashed.
Prof Peter Kwasniewski's book (Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis) is a scholarly, yet highly readable and accessible, study of this subject. Every concerned Catholic would benefit from reading this book prayerfully.
[I stumbled on this blog post. It is a spoof letter to the clergy from a layman. It is absolutely spot on. Unfortunately, I could not ascertain the blog author's name, so I cannot properly pay tribute to the author, however, by hitting the "GO TO ORIGINAL BLOG" button at the bottom, you will be taken to his or her blog - ed]
The stench of sodomy is destroying the Church from the lowest pew to the Vatican. Countless souls are going to hell because of this vice, a vice so awful that even the Devil, having tempted men into committing this mortal sin, looks away in disgust. Unless these poor, wretched souls confess and receive absolution and amend their lives they will be eternally damned.
There, Your Excellencies, Your Holinessses, Reverend Fathers, we've said it now so you don't have to. Now you can go back to what you were doing and not have to worry any longer about preaching against this vice. You can continue with your photo-ops, your meetings with the high and the mighty, you can revel in all the good press you will receive from the media and sodomite-friendly presidents, and you don't need to be bothered with telling anyone they are living in a state of mortal sin.
We'll do that for you. We laymen, writers, bloggers, people in the pew...we'll relieve you of your duty to teach since you apparently aren't terribly interested in doing so. Don't preach sermons telling Catholics that contraception, abortion and sodomy are destroying souls and destroying countries. That's not your job. Your job is to train altar girls and make sure we're all participating at what you call a Mass and things like that.
We'll take the hits, the lawsuits, the persecutions, the destruction of our livelihoods (perhaps even our lives, I guess) the opprobrium of the media and everyone else. We bakers and photographers will see our businesses ruined, our reputations torn to shreds, our bank accounts disappear simply for the pleasure of relieving you of the burden to teach faith and morals. And you don't even have to visit us in jail if you don't want to.
We'll watch our own churches shun us, or former Catholic friends abandon us and our pastors studiously ignore us. We accept this because we know you don't wish to get your hands dirty by teaching the Faith. You can continue to golf, go to the movies, sit on your thrones, smell your sheep, get interviewed on TV, receive the goodwill of impostors, heretics, blasphemers and haters of Christ. Don't worry; we'll do your fighting for you.
You have more important things to do. You have to scurry to Rome and share a glass of wine with the cowards who connive with our oppressors. You have to worry about the environment, about not saying anything Christ-like that might offend rabbis or Hindus (Heaven forbid that you try to convert them!), There are meetings with Happy Clubs and Happy Organizations you must address. You must extol diversity and Welcoming. This is what you must do.
So please don't trouble yourselves about having anything to do with Catholicism. Continue to sit on your collective rumps and enjoy the cheers of the crowd.
Because, as I said, I guess we'll have to do your job for you.