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Islam is NOT a religion of peace and morality


Fri Jan 30, 2015

Editor: We are to judge the religion of Islam based on its two “inspired” books: the Quran (the scriptures of Islam) and the Hadith (the traditions of their prophet Mohammad). These do not embellish the religion as modern day Imams love to do. If you want to know what raw Islam is, it is to these books you must go.{{more}}

Islam is not a religion of peace. It is rooted in worship of Allah, recognition of Mohammad as Allah’s prophet and murdering non-Muslims in the most cruel of ways in the name of Allah. The Hadith dictates this law in the following account:

“Allah’s apostle was asked, “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and his Apostle.” The questioner then asked, “What is the next [in goodness]?” He replied, “To participate in Jihad [religious fighting] in Allah’s cause”. (Vol 1, no. 25).

It is fitting here to note that when Jesus Christ was asked what was the first commandment, he said “The Lord our God is one Lord, And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31. Christ taught love for God, recognising He is one God and love for your fellowmen. Islam teaches beheading your fellowmen as the second greatest deed.

Sura 8:12 of the Quran says “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” This is a command to Muslims to be terrorists, casting terror in people’s hearts through beheadings and dismembering body parts. It is commands like these that are found in the Islamic holy book, which has resulted in the many beheadings by committed Muslims such as ISIS. The real Muslim believers are commanded to behead unbelievers.

Even where you may not like terror, because you conscience forbids it, Islam commands you to follow Allah and fight.

Sura 2:216 states “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”

Even Christians must be fought and forced into submission to Islam, according to the Quran. “Fight those who believe not in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and His Messenger have forbidden – such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book – until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.” (Sura 9:29 Arberry). Islam is an enemy of Christ and His followers.

The morality of Mohammed, who is exalted in the Hadith, is no example for anyone to follow. He was famous for commanding the slaughter of his opponents and robbing caravans of their goods. What you may not know, is that he engaged in sexual activities with a minor and was a sex-slave trader. He married a child named Aisha when she was only six years old and consummated that marriage (had sex with her) at the pre-pubescent age of 9 years old. Here is proof from the Hadith:

“Narrated Aisha that the prophet wrote the marriage contract with her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old. Hisham said: “I have been informed that Aisha remained with the prophet for nine years (i.e. till his death).”” Bukhari vol. 7, #65

What do we call such behaviours with a child? That clearly is no morality to be imitated at all, but is a reflection of a sex-crazed man who had no limits on his sexual appetite so much so that he sought sexual pleasure from a nine-year-old child.

Volume 9 of the Hadith indicated that he purchased slave girls for sex as well. He even took away the wife of his adopted son Zaid for his own pleasure, claiming that Allah commanded him to do so. He then wrote Sura 33: 36-38 as a ‘divine revelation’ from Allah, justifying his action. The Quran even instructs Muslims to “beat” their wives in Sura 4:34.

Clearly, this is not a religion of peace and gentleness, as some Muslims would want us to believe. It is not a religion that is based on the love of God. It is the love of God in the heart we need to love and care for our fellow men. Islam, as judged by the Quran and the Hadith, exalts vindictiveness, violence and immorality. It is true Christianity that you must accept for peace and salvation, not Islam.

Shefflorn Ballantyne