Skip to comments.Islam was Not For Me - The best description of Islam I have ever read
Posted on 11/21/2011 4:43:55 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
My breach with Islam started as far back as I could discern things. More to the point, I never embraced Islam in the first place, although I was born and raised in a Muslim family.
For one thing, I had a very difficult time following a so-called religion whose founder and followers had butchered my ancestors, raped and sold our women, burned our libraries, and destroyed our magnificent culture. Islam was forced down the throats of Iranians with the sword of Allah. In my heart, I never considered myself a Muslim. However, I didn't reveal this until later in life for fear of retribution by radical Muslims.
Sharia law stipulates that any Muslim who turns his back on Islam should be given a chance to revert to the faith. For an unrepentant male apostate, death is the proscribed punishment and life imprisonment for the female apostate.
"Kill whoever changes his religion." Sahih al-Bukhari 9:84:57
Islam considers an apostate as a person who unilaterally breaks the covenant he has made with the faith. An apostate is condemned as guilty of turning his back on Allah's immutable eternal religion.
I came to the realization that the root cause of my peoples' degradation and suffering was Islam. It was a creed imposed on an enlightened, tolerant and free people at the point of the sword by savages hailing from the Arabian Peninsula during the seventh century with promises of booty and women in this world and glorious eternal sensual rewards in the promised paradise of Allah in the next. With each passing day, I rejoice more and more in my good fortune; in my ability to avoid the yoke of Islamic slavery and its blinders that imprisons a billion and half people by walls of superstition, hatred of others, and a celebration of death. [snip]
I have always believed one cannot possibly be a Persian and hold to the lofty tenets of the ancient Iranian Zoroastrian triad of good thoughts, good words, good deeds, and remain a Muslim. In the same fashion, one cannot cherish American values, the Bill of Rights and the rest of the United States Constitution and be a true Muslim. They are comprehensively incompatible with Sharia Law.
Iranian Muslims are victims of the Islamic invasion that has destroyed in them their traditional respect for diversity. It is the Iranian ancient fundamental belief in the validity and value of diversity that is enshrined in the Cyrus the Great Cylinder, the unconditional respect for the complete rights of all the people of the world (an anathema to the Islamists' credo) that has held the nation together over the millennia. Although Islam was imposed on Iran some 1,400 years ago, Iranians deeply value their own ancient non-Arab identity and have never fully surrendered to the Arab culture. [snip]
Such duplicity exists within the Iranian culture. Originally, Iranians were forced to accept Islam to save their lives from Arab invaders, but deep within the heart of every single Iranian alive today, exists a burning resentment of the Arab-Islamic invasion of their homeland and culture. It is ironic that many Iranians may actually confess to being Muslims; yet, an overwhelming number of Iranians have never read the Quran or understand its language. The events in history have toughened present day Iranians. They have become great pretenders. But the totality of 1400 years of Islamic barbarity and savagery must end. We no longer need to pretend that we are practicing Muslims; when in fact, we are not.
Realistically speaking, there is perhaps 10-15 percent of the population that continues to support the clerical system in varying degrees. Many in this group are government employees, Mullahs, and hired thugs such as the Basiji. Also, the regime has some backers among the poor, the less educated, and the deeply religious. Yet, the alienation from the regime and Islam spans the entire spectrum of the Iranian society with the intelligentsia and the university students leading the determined opposition to end Islamic rule.
Masses of Iranians are irreparably alienated from a corrupt and oppressive Islamic rule. The rule of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) is crumbling. The previously solid edifice, or at least the appurtenances of it, is finally showing many cracks that continue to grow. There are just too many fault lines to list here. [snip]
The 2009 protests were just as much against the Islamic Republic as they were about Shi'a Islam. In fact, much of it was against Islam itself. People have experienced what a primitive and defective system of belief Islam is and aim to abandon it for good. Many will still hang on to it to some extent for some time. Yet, a great many would simply leave Islam and even actively oppose it.
There are still those who claim that Muhammad was a messenger from God and the Quran is a divinely revealed book. My suggestion is that they use their intellect and read the Quran fully for themselves without the assumption that the book is the literal word of God and that Muhammad was their messenger. Without this assumption as their starting point, they will find better than 90% of the book is about violence, threats of hell, exclusion of people, and the like. What kind of God would dictate things like what you find in the Quran? [snip]
A few claim that Islam has done some good in the past. Well, that's debatable. There are those who are equally convinced that Islam has inflicted a great deal of suffering on others from its inception to the present. What we all must agree on is that Islam and its sharia laws, at the very least, do not fit in today's world.
Islam is a creed of a desert people in a primitive and barbaric age. It is fixated in time and place; it harbors the ambition of taking the 21st century world back 14 centuries and ruling it by its dogma of violence, intolerance, injustice and death. Yet, Islam is not only an obsolete vestige of a defunct era, but itself is an infinitely fractured belief that can hardly put its own home in order. The numerous Islamic sects are at each other's throats; sub-sects and schools despise one another as much as they hate non-Muslims. Hatred, not love, drives Islam.
Although many prefer to tackle the militant version of Islam "Islamism," for all intents and purposes, there is no sharp demarcation between, Islamists, Jihadists and Islamism. One and all are progeny of Islam itself. Any differences among the three are of degree and not kind. When one addresses Islamism and jihadism, their source is also addressed.
Regrettably, Islam cannot be reformed. Keep in mind that Islam claims it is the perfect eternal faith for mankind. Splits have occurred and will continue to occur in Islam. Yet, reformation has not happened in nearly 1400 years and is not going to happen. Islam is carved in granite, just the way it is. No change. Allah's book is sealed.
In the monumental task of dealing with Islam and its variations, every individual, group and government must combine their resources and energies to prevail. We must urge all people to resist Islam's encroachment and not be deceived by its sanitized version presented in non-Islamic lands. The destiny of civilized life hangs in the balance. Shirking of this responsibility would be an unpardonable act of every enlightened human being and organization that values human liberty and dignity.
Very well stated. Thank you for sharing this.
I was sick to my stomach when Obama stood silent when the brave Iranian people rose up. My prayers are with them and their fight for freedom.
I was sick to my stomach when Obama stood silent when the brave Iranian people rose up. My prayers are with them and their fight for freedom.
To Quote an important principle ..... “Many in this group [strong supporters of Islamunism] are government employees”.
Makes me draw parallels with our own government and it’s public sector unions / employees.
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I once spent a year in a college at Cambridge University, and shared an office with a Professor of Iranian Studies. Basically, what that meant was modern Iran with its Persian roots.
Yes, Islam is a religion for bullies, a religion of conquest, enslavement, dominance—and submission. Impossible to actually read it and continue to argue that it is comparable to Judaism or Christianity.
And those evils all can be traced back to Mohammed himself—an evil man.
Have you ever seen a happy Muslim? One glad to be alive, to relish the seasons, to welcome newborns, to volunteer for those who truly need it, to build a team amongst his co-workers, who really understands that a rising tide lifts all boats?
Of course not. They are here to conquer and destroy, like ants. I wonder if God has the mercy on them.
Thanks for posting this and Thanks also for the link.
Thanks for posting.
Islam will be at war with the non-Islamic world until the whole world follows Shariah law.
Here are some educational tools that will forever change your thought processes about Muslims, Islam and Shariah Law:
Watch this: "Three Things About Islam." 8:10 long. Very educational.
Read this: 10 Myths About Islam
Download this: "Shariah, The Threat To America, An Exercise in Competitive Analysis". 177 pages that will give you a full understanding of how Shariah is affecting the United States.
I hope this person used a fake name and remains anonymous.
Iran has such a rich cultural history with Zoroastrianism and other cultural gems that were erased when Islam swept over it.
It makes me sad to think about it.
Many of us were and if the Republians have any brains at all they will run on the images of the dying girl,Neda, whose image was everywhere and summed up the revolution in a photo like nothing else could.
[ Regrettably, Islam cannot be reformed. Keep in mind that Islam claims it is the perfect eternal faith for mankind. Splits have occurred and will continue to occur in Islam. Yet, reformation has not happened in nearly 1400 years and is not going to happen. Islam is carved in granite, just the way it is. No change. Allah’s book is sealed. ]
the ba’hai’ faith tried, and many died for their efforts to reform/transform Islam into a better system.
Unless I got this wrong.
At some time in the future Islam will need to be scrubbed from the face of the planet....
Will not be in my lifetime but will need to be done....
Amen!! Thanks. Good enough to copy/paste and email. Credit given to the author. I pray that God surrounds him and his loved ones, as well as the rest of us.
Copy that loud and clear.
I trust this individual is not alone in his life of fear.
Those who grant this religion quarter are cowards who are content to be slaves. Governments need to start deconstructing those elements of Mohammedanism that violate state constitutions and natural law.
Thx for a great post/article! Imani provides an insightful window into the wreckage of a once great culture; now enslaved by Islam and its violent sycophants.
Islam is a war plan.
I'd find that a bit off-putting myself. Congrats to the author for escaping the Pakistani-Peruvian axis. As Quigley stated so eloquently, "Throughout the whole axis, human actions are not motivated by these Christian virtues, but by the more ancient Arabic personality traits, which become vices and sins in the Christian outlook: harshness, envy, lust, greed, selfishness, cruelty, and hatred."
Jihad per TV realism series- All American Muslims
TLC Sunday, 9 PM CST
It is an attempt to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to bully them into thinking that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.
The problem people have with Islam is its teachings of violence against and the subjugation of unbelievers. It is with the supremacist ideology and the fervent believers in those noxious doctrines of warfare and subjugation. Yhe ultimate danger posed by a program presenting the normal side of life for American Muslims is that it isnt accurate.
The danger is in the deception and obfuscation of the truth which results in the intellectual disarming of the American people.
Get up a petition. This atrosity MUST be stopped!
God Bless you and remain safe in his arms.
WInston Churchill summed up Islam in the First Edition of The River War, 1899.
First, what Churchill wrote and had printed in the first edition:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”
However, the ‘contentious’ paragraphs quoted above were Bowlderized in the Second Edition.
Pullis Femis ruled the media then as it too often does today.
Great article, thanks.
I think I can boil all of this down to one simple statement: Islam is the spawn of satan.
Once you understand that, everything about the 'religion' makes complete and total sense.
I lead a Bible study with a group of Iranian Christians at my church who came to Christianity after reading the Bible and realized that this was what Islam should be.
As the author states Islam was forced on Iran and therefore the rest of the Arab Islamic world don’t really trust Iranians as ‘true believers’ and also most Iranians are nominal Muslims anyway.
“In the last days I will raise up the nation of Elam”[Hebrew name for Iran]Jeremiah 39:49
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