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BJ Shay is the host of the morning radio show on KISW 99.9 FM in Seattle. There’s usually a good deal of topical talk on the show on “The Rock.” This morning’s brief topic at 7:30am had to do with Shea’s opinions on Tea Party Nation (website) founder Judson Phillips comments that congressman Keith Ellison should be retired because he’s a Muslim.

Shea is clearly no partaker of any religion, and stated this morning he doesn’t mind if anyone practices their own religion as long as they “keep it to themselves.” Of course, he thought it ridiculous that someone would consider ousting a congressman because he’s a Muslim.

This speaks VOLUMES of Shay’s ignorance.

He also said he thinks Islam is just like Christianity, which turns UP the volume on that ignorance. He should watch the genius Swedish video  “Three Things About Islam” so he can at least sound like he knows a LITTLE about Islam.

USA Today piled on about this subject, bringing the recent firing of NPR’s Juan Williams into it, and suggesting that Islamophobia is on par with homophobia. They’re not: gays don’t usually threaten harm (or death) if you if you say you’re “uncomfortable” with them. Islam does. Gays don’t have a codified religious law that is supposed to govern everything they do. Islam does (sharia). Gay literature doesn’t say, “slay the infidels wherever you find them.” Islam does (Qur’an 9:5).

A phobia is an irrational fear. We have a legitimate fear from an ideology that has NO “live and let live” mentality, and in fact is bent on forcing the world through coercion, subversion (creeping sharia), intimidation (CAIR lawsuits, Ground Zero Mosque), or threats of harm or death to succumb to Islam. Islam MEANS “submit.” Islamic sharia law – in the minds of all Muslims: “god’s law” – is incompatible with freedom and democracy.

The Qur’an says, “Allah is not bound by any contract or treaty with non-Muslims, nor is His Apostle.” (9:3). Think of how that plays out on an international level, with all the apologizing and pandering President Obama does in Muslim nations. Do you think any Muslim is bound in his own mind when he says, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.”

Amir Taheri sums up the Muslim mindset beautifully in this GREAT article in the Iranian Press Service:

“To say that Islam is incompatible with democracy should not be seen as a disparagement of Islam. On the contrary, many Muslims would see it as a compliment because they sincerely believe that their idea of rule by God is superior to that of rule by men, which is democracy”.

There is no “equality” in Islam; and non-Muslims are not just “neutral unbelievers,” they are “inferior.” Christianity – the religion of most Americans – upholds the dignity of EVERY person, which is why you see Americans coming to the rescue of nations subject to national disasters (even in HUGE Muslim population countries like Indonesia). The only way a Muslim can rightly represent free people as a congressman is to discard sharia, that is, to discard the codification of “god’s law” in favor of respecting the laws of this nation. As you can imagine, any practicing Muslim would not do this; It’s tantamount to discarding Islam. So really, the only Muslim fit for upholding the constitution of the United States is a MINO: a “Muslim In Name Only.” In other words: a non-Muslim.

More reading here:

On a Collision Course: Democracy and Islam by Robert Spencer in Human Events

The Terrifying Brilliance of Islam by (atheist) CitizenWarrior

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Wow, that says it all.

 

Pat Condell responds to the prosecution of Fitna producer and Dutch Parliament member Geert Wilders.

 

 

The most devout Muslims quote the Qur’an or shout “Allahu Akbar” as they kill unbelievers everywhere. More than 12,000 times worldwide since 9-11.  We need to be free – here in the United States  – to point out hate speech when we see it: as recorded hundreds of times in the Qur’an. And then we need to unabashedly say, “we will not tolerate one ounce of this poisonous ideology in America.”

 

Support Wilders here.

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My friend Amil, who knows what it means to live under Islam in Iran sent me this email: “The David Horowitz Freedom Center announced that it will distribute a Declaration Against Genocide and ask individuals and groups, particularly those on American college campuses, to sign it. The Declaration notes that the Sudanese and other Africans have been victims of a slow motion genocide, and that Islamascists in the Middle East are preparing a new genocide against the Jews and can be found here:  Terrorism Awareness Petition.
Please sign the petition!
Declaration Against Genocide

Whereas genocide – the murder, or plan to murder, an entire people – is a crime against all humanity;

Whereas genocide is a crime that has metastasized in the modern era, leading to the murders of millions of Armenians, Cambodians, Tutsis, Sudanese, Bosnian Muslims and others;

Whereas the largest and most devastating genocide on record is the Holocaust of European Jews;

Whereas a new genocide of the Jews is being called for by Islamic leaders in the Middle East;

Whereas global forces are being mobilized by the Iranian regime to eliminate the Jewish state;

Whereas the genocide of the Jews is called for in texts understood by some Muslims as authoritative and echoes through sermons in some mosques today, and is proclaimed by certain leaders of the Islamic religion;

Whereas Catholicism and other Christian denominations have condemned the Holocaust and repudiated anti-Jewish pronouncements that have stained their religious past;

We call on all Student Governments and campus Muslim groups to:

Condemn and repudiate the Hadith which reads: “The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time [of judgment] will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!” Sahih Muslim book 41, no. 6985
Condemn and repudiate the Hamas Charter which says: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it”
Condemn Ahmadinejad who has said “The accomplishment of a world without America and Israel is both possible and feasible.”
Condemn Hezbollah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah who has said:
“The Jews are a cancer which is liable to spread again at any moment.”

“There is no solution to the conflict except with the disappearance of Israel.”

“If they all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”

Affirm:
The right of all people to live in freedom and dignity
The freedom of the individual conscience: to change religions or have no religion at all
The equal dignity of women and men
The right of all people to live free from violence, intimidation, and coercion
We call upon all campus political, cultural, ethnic and religious groups to stand with us in opposing all forms of religious supremacism, violence and intimidation.

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World War Three: the Global Jihad, is being fought from two directions

 The first direction is defensive. And this stance is needed to win.

It is necessary to combat the Jihad movement “over there,” wherever “there” is. It’s a nasty, dreadful, hideous job. And the American public – saturated with the mindset of sitcom-quick answers – is anxious to channel-flip away from Iraq. Muslims are in it for the long haul, and recent history tells them that all that is necessary to win it to keep the (relatively) small blows comin’; a bomb a day sends the US away. Currently we lack the will to defeat evil, and some of it is we don’t know how. I wonder if “the greatest generation” that brought victory in WWII would have had the support from home to beat Hitler if they had the internet and 500 channels of cable. At the time, the Allied military (the good guys) accounted for only 25% of the deaths in WWII. Allied civilians accounted for fifty eight percent; That’s over 41 million people, before the wars’ end. For a long time, peace-loving decent people let Hitler and Hirohito stomp their bloody boots everywhere they wanted (and we’re doing that now). Overwhelming civilian deaths is what it had to come to for good people to do something. More than one hundred times as many US soldiers died in WWII than have died in Iraq (both times). Yet 70 years ago we found the courage as a nation to join with other nations to beat two evil monsters.

We have a new evil monster: Islamic Jihad. And this monster is tougher, and more sinister. Tougher, because it’s not contained in neat little geographic areas. Like a cancer: it has no boundaries, and can quietly metastasize deadly tumors anywhere it chooses in our un-immunized world. The number one Saudi export is not oil; it is radical Wahhabi Islam taught in Mosques in the US and worldwide, 90% funded by the Saudis. In the name of tolerance of germs everywhere, we allow it to infect us. Despite the fever it produces, it warms us, because we can be smug about the diversity of our thinking. That kind of enlightenment is killing us. If a christian Scientist says “no” to life saving drugs and willingly dies because of it, that’s one thing. But the survival of our nation, as well as the survival of God-given human dignity is at stake. The cancer of Islam loves death; and hopefully we still have a flicker of “love or life.” We need name the disease, surgically remove it, and apply chemo to whatever’s left, so that we might live.

Islamo-fascism is more sinister because the jihad movement is not based on a political goal or an economic grievance, or even against one group of people. For Muslims it is an all-encompassing way of life. Islam is the way Muslims think about politics, social interaction, and personal behavior, and everything must conform. You can’t point out it’s failures (like communism) and let the rest stand. It is based on strict adherence to Islamic beliefs in the Koran; More correctly, the eradication of all that is not Islam, including those within Islam that are not Islamic enough. In that respect, no amount of chemo will inoculate us; we will always have to get booster shots. From Spain to Indonesia, from Turkey to Sudan, they’re setting up shop, and they’ve nearly got the former area from the “Golden Age of Islam” reconquered. With immigration and extraordinary birth rates, they are moving in and taking over. They are a large percentage in France, Great Britain, and other formerly great countries that are daily giving in to the cancer’s demands. Like WWII, are we going to wait until millions of kafir’s (unbelievers) are killed before we take action? Indeed, how will we take action when the enemy lives within us? They are not waiting to invade; they’re already in! How will we remove the cancer without destroying the body? The core idea from Jihadists that the world needs to hear is: non-believers (of Islam) will be subjugated or killed. Victory over the approaching horror requires a new strategy, a new way of fighting evil that we have never done before: to establish the supremacy of Christianity in the battle of ideas.

It is not enough to just sweep a house [or a nation] clean of evil (Matthew 12:43-45). You need to fill it with good – the Spirit of God needs to occupy the house – or it will just end up more corrupt and evil than before. So…

The second direction is offensive. And this stance is needed to win.

I believe that most Muslims would become Christians if they knew the truth about both Islam and Christianity. Christianity offers freedom. Islam is a dead end; the only assured way out is death in a holy war. That’s why they love it. The western mind cannot grasp this: they love death. Preschoolers in Arab countries sing songs about the joy of martyrdom, write poetry on the hatred of the west, and their parents are so proud. Many hope and pray Allah will allow their children to be martyred. This is not extreme; This is their norm. It’s been the standard teaching in all Islamic countries for decades. How are we going to deal with that?

It is not enough to pummel your enemies into submission in order to defeat them. In the case of Muslim radicals, they only go into temporary hiding. The good news is our enemy does think pummeling the infidel into submission is sufficient. No imam anywhere has made the case for why someone outside of Islam should choose Islam willingly; But of course they would be quick to say you must obey; Islam means “submit,” and that must come at any cost. Islam is a religion of external powers forcing compliance of religious rules amongst its adherents. For long(er) lasting peace, it is necessary to give people both a reason and a way to pursue a better way: Christianity.

Here is the reason.

If you say to a Muslim during Ramadan, “Happy Ramadan.” They will tell you that is not what it is all about. Ramadan is a time of contemplation, and consideration of how one can better submit to Allah and honor his dictates in the Koran. Allah is not to be “enjoyed,” he is to be “obeyed.” This is what a billion or so Muslims worldwide get to swallow. It is a fearful religion, and  except in the case of martyrdom, a guaranteed ticket to heaven – you must try to be good enough at obeying to be found faithful enough to enter into paradise. That is why they love martyrdom. That is why so many Muslims willingly take the heavy rules: since there is nothing inside that compels one to perform correctly, anything external might give one a better chance to get to heaven. Not to mention that anyone who questions the method will be chastised even more. I’m reminded of the saying, “The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves!” Families threaten death on their children so they might comply. So yes, beat me into submission; and I might make it to heaven.

In the battle of ideas, Islam has no footing, and Christianity has everything to stand for. This side of the battle will be won one-on-one. A Muslim who asks you questions will likely do it in secret (see the link above); and you’d better respect that secret to protect their life. Remember, God loves them.

Christianity is all about a relationship with Jesus Christ, who says, “I no longer call you servants … instead I have called you friends.” (John 15:15) I don’t know that any Muslim reading this can really comprehend that. “It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yolk of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) I don’t know that any Muslim reading this can really comprehend that.  “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons …” (Romans 8:15). I don’t know that any Muslim reading this can really comprehend that.  “Freedom.” “Friends.” “Sons.” Christianity is about revering God in a family-type relationship.

This offensive is critical in this war. Christianity offers life.

Here’s the Way.

Muslims get this: God loves you. He is not waiting for you to screw up so he can harm you. He loves you. He knows you’re tarnished, and you can’t make it into heaven without someone paying the price of that clean-up job. So He offered to do it Himself. He came down from heaven in the person of Jesus Christ, who was not tarnished in any way, and he offered to put all of your tarnish on Him (through His death and resurrection) if you will just say “yes” to this offer. There is no prescribed way to do it. You can say “yes” right now in a short heartfelt prayer. If you do that, the bible says you are “born again,” and nothing and no one will ever take that away from you. That – not martyrdom – is a blessed guaranteed ticket to heaven. God has paid it, you just take it, and then the Holy Spirit fills you with an ability to live the holy life as you listen to His promptings.

More good news, (former) Muslims: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Corinthians 3:17). Do not use your liberty for selfishness (Galatians 5:13), but rather use the gifts God has given you to glorify Him by helping others. And where you don’t get it right, don’t worry, because, “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

The God of Love is bigger than the god of fear.

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Obama’s here in Puget Sound to spread hope and love everywhere. Recently he said, “Once I’m elected, I want to organize a summit in the Muslim world, with all the heads of state, to have an honest discussion about ways to bridge the gap that grows every day between Muslims and the West.”

** Insert Star Trek’s “red alert” siren here! ** This statement alone shows that Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t get it. Muslims everywhere know the score, and they know how to beat us. They will beat us if we follow Obama’s lead. Liberals everywhere think they know the score. Most don’t. Most are not even close.

The Muslim world wants Islam to rule, period. That IS their issue. With “true” Islam, there is no line between secular and sacred, or religion and politics. It is all the same; Islam is all. Liberals think they have an economic grievance, and that is why they go all “jihad” on us, because the West is the haves and they’re the have-nots. Well that is not true. The followers of Osama Bin Laden are well educated. They’re not kooks, they’re smart, clever, extremely devout Muslims. Bin Laden’s father was one of the wealthiest men in the Saudi kingdom; and the Mohammed Bin Laden “clan” (or “tribe”) is over 100,000 strong. There is a disproportionate amount of doctors, lawyers, and engineers in their ranks. Bin Laden’s lieutenant – currently in Iraq – Ayman al-Zawahiri is a surgeon! It’s not economic, although al-Jazeera cameras usually find the poorest areas to get the best shots.

So what other discussion could Obama have with “all the heads of state” in the Muslim world? The whole Palestine issue? That’s not it either, but Muslims will use as a ruse to get another step up on what they want. The oil rich Arab states could rescue the Palestinians in an instant, take them in as refugees, improve their standards of life, and be worldwide heroes. But Arab leaders from Saudi Arabia to Iran prefer to make sure the Palestinians stay poor. The more destitute they are, the more sympathetic we suckers in the West are, the more we give them what they want. Muslims (and not just radicals) consider the Jews to be squatters on Arab land. Never mind that Abraham (who the Koran recognizes as one of their respected ancestors) was on the land 4173 years ago, Moses (who the Koran also recognizes as one of their respected ancestors) inherited the land by God’s ordinance 3453 years ago, and Mohammed first trod his little angry feet on the earth on Saudi Arabian soil only 1420 years ago. There have always been Arab peoples living in the area that is now Israel, but since the time of Mohammed – get this Obama – they don’t want any deal that includes any Israel, and until Arabs own all of it, they will not relent. For them, the “Zionist Entity” is an filthy, disgusting embarrassment, and it cannot be allowed to exist.

Here at home, the only way any US president could appease the jihadists is to chuck the US constitution, and impose by force strict shariah law. Strict shariah law. Because if it’s not strict enough, Muslims eat their own! Anwar Sadat tried to walk the line, and institute a party system of government in mostly Muslim Egypt; His body was riddled with bullets by the Muslim Brotherhood for visiting Israel.

The real thrust of all of their grievances is that the world does not line up with Islam’s order. Because the world doesn’t line up, the estimated 200 million “radicals” out there must make it line up. This is the gap that Obama wants to “discuss” with all the heads of state. And make no mistake, for them there is no discussion; you’re either in the dar al-Islam (house of Islam) or dar al-Harb (house of war).

Any US President or Presidential candidate must understand this.

My bet is Muslims everywhere would love to sit down and talk with Obama. For a long long time too. It is part of their game plan, and adheres flawlessly with their idea of taquiyya (religious deception). They will do anything to stall off US actions that might stop their relentless pursuit of global Islamic domination. Remember, Hitler sat down at the bargaining table again and again, and I’m sure he laughed on his way out. He would have been proud of these “true Muslims.” When Iran gets a nuke, Hitler will snicker from hell as his dream of extinguishing the Jews finally comes true.

Yes, Obama is big on hope. He is bankrupt on comprehension.

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If I had to rate the two things that make us most vulnerable to jihadists (who already live with us; joyful to Allah that we don’t pay much attention to them) they would be:

  1. Ignorance of the severity of the Islamic threat and (related to that)
  2. Apathy about the Islamic threat

Ignorance of the severity of the Islamic threat. There are several levels of ignorance. The first is misinformation about the nature of Islam. My perception is that currently most people in the US have bought into the idea that Islam is a “religion of peace.” If you get nothing else, get this: That is a construct of western appeasement thinking. Islam doesn’t claim that for itself. The more closely Islam’s adherents get to the Koran, Mohammed and the Hadiths, the more they become convinced of the words of Mohammed to “fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah” (Qur’an 8:39) In essence, the more “truly Muslim” you are, the more insidious your thinking becomes about non-Muslims in your proximity. I am convinced that the reason the mainstream media is able to find “moderate” Muslims to put on camera is the same reason you can find “Christian” percentages of out-of-wedlock births being the same as the general population. Moderates in both religions just don’t care as much about the central tenets of their faith, and therefore do not represent the core. The more you investigate how closely a Christian family follows Jesus, reads the bible, and prays regularly, the more you’ll find those families have much lower out-of-wedlock birth rates than the general population. Likewise, the closer a Muslim gets to the Koran, Mohammed, and the Hadiths, the more radical they become about converting or eliminating us Kafirs.

The second round of ignorance comes in the form of not recognizing that, worldwide, nearly all Muslims consider themselves to constantly be engaged in a war of defense. That is how they justify all terror acts against non-Muslims; directly or indirectly, they believe the Western world are aggressors against them, they are merely acting in defense of Islam. Imams in Palestine, on Al-Jazeera, and Mosques worldwide constantly preach that the “Great Satan” in the form of our Western values – or rather lack thereof – are infiltrating the Islamic way of life. They may be right, but Muslims largely love the way of freedom, if they have a choice (and they usually don’t). True, some Westerners use their freedom to indulge in sin, but Muslims are constantly told that America has a hidden agenda to wipe out Islam. They run TV ads showing an evil monster of an America spreading its greasy red, white, and blue fingers across the globe. (see www.obsessionthemovie.com or www.memritv.org for more). Moderate Muslims, even barely Muslims, feel edginess from the threat of the dar al-Harb (literally: “house of war,” a term for non-Muslims). Every devout Muslim has heard this lie from birth, hundreds of thousands of times. It is very easy to recruit Muslims – from every walk of life – who are willing to sacrifice everything against a perceived enemy that they feel has already infected them severely. Hey, honor killings for disgracing Islam are up, especially in Texas! (see http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=24329 ). Even conservatively speaking, there are millions of hair triggers out there, and all some imam in some mosque (anywhere in the world) needs to do is pull that trigger.

The third round of ignorance is not seeing the magnitude of the Islamic threat. I have read that only 20% of Islam’s adherents are “radical.” Even if that is so, then that means there are more than two hundred million people who would enjoy seeing you submit to Islam by any means. Or they will rejoice over your death, which means one more of the Great Satan’s spawn has been snuffed out. The declining birth rate in European countries, Japan and China, and the increasing birth rate in Islamic communities everywhere means that two hundred million is not going down, it is going up. Committed followers of Islam are out pacing our next generation of freedom loving people very quickly. Western and European countries are already bowing down to Muslim demands. Muslim cab drivers in Detroit are refusing to drive anyone that smells like alcohol – indeed those who probably most need a ride – because Allah does not permit alcohol. In France, restaurants in communities with a large Muslim population have removed pork from the menus. Non-Muslim women in those communities frequently wear the veil to avoid being beaten. In Britain, police can no longer say “Islamic Terrorist” in describing Muslim terrorists, instead omitting religious references and using “violent terrorist” instead. (I’m still looking for the “non-violent terrorists”). Western cultures are already doing whatever Muslims tell them to do! And the more liberal of us westerners love to do it in the name of tolerance; we love to hand them their victory with a smile on our face and a smug, warm feeling in our hearts. Every day through their overtaking population and gradual imposition of Islamic laws, they are getting closer to their goal of worldwide Islamic domination.

Islam means “submit.” But I digress. Here’s one last crazy example of those who don’t get the magnitude of the Islamic threat: On February 5, 2008 a news item from the UK’s “The Independent” stated that Britain will be building the Taliban a training camp in Afghanistan! Read that one more time. The idea is that the British will get them to come over to their side! How nice of the British! I’m sure that Taliban leaders will see how nice Britain is being in helping them prepare for Jihad that they will forsake their head chopping, Jew killing, Allah honoring ways. Yet I have hope. About 60 years ago, the start of the modern Jihadist movement, Sayyid Qutb said, of all the social and political ill’s he saw, “Islam is the answer.” It is not. Truth is the answer, and it’s finally getting out there. The way the jihadist weeds will wither is when a heavy dose of truth is liberally spread everywhere. The only reason for apathy is that people either a) don’t have a reason to live in the first place, or b) don’t get it. That’s why I’m here. That’s why ACT, JihadWatch, and numerous other champions of truth exist. We are the “Paul Revere” of our day. Now that Islam’s Jihadists have come by land and sea, will we splash water on our face, arm ourselves with Truth, and stand up to them? You’ve got the fertilizer of truth upon which freedom grows. Use both hands to start spreading it around.

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Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims
by Jack Diamond

Editor’s note: Thirty eight Muslim scholars wrote a letter to Pope last year, which was a pack of lies and deception. This year some 131 scholars joined the wagon for marking the first anniversary of last year’s letter with a new letter adding more lies and deception. Wait for more this time round next year.

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The recent open letter from Muslim scholars to the Pope and Christian leaders calling for “peace, harmony and mutual goodwill” between Islam and Christianity is extremely problematical. What is in question is the real motivation of the authors, given what the Qur’an does actually say about the Christian faith and actually does say concerning religious warfare. If the letter were truly reaching out for dialog, respect and goodwill, it might be more than just another apologia for Islam, taking issue with the Pope’s remarks at Regensburg last year and blaming Christians for any and all misunderstandings between the two faiths. It might be honest about real teachings in the Qur’an and in the traditions of Muhammad and finding ways to overcome the “hatred and strife” THEY have engendered toward non-Muslims, who continue to be the victims of violence “in the name of Allah.” Instead, we have a masquerade.
Instead we have the usual handful of peaceful, tolerant Qur’anic verse: no compulsion in religion; to you your religion, to me mine; to kill a soul is as if you had murdered all mankind…never mentioning the doctrine of abrogation in the Qur’an, that the revelations from Muhammad’s time in Medina, especially concerning religious warfare and the treatment of non-Muslims, nullify or cancel those from the earlier time in Mecca when Muhammad was weak and his message conciliatory. The scholars open their letter discussing 2:256 “there is no compulsion in religion” to show how harmless Islam really is, but the following verse tells us this:

“as for those who disbelieve, their patrons are false deities, they will abide (in the Fire)”

There are several hundred calls of damnation for disbelievers in the Qur’an and over one hundred verses of the immutable unchanging Qur’an call for violence against those whose crime is not following in the way of Allah as ordered by Muhammad. Did the scholars just forget to mention them?

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