"Islam is not my enemy!"
A Reuters story about the protest against Rep. King's hearings into "radicalization" is illustrated by a photograph featuring a sign with this moronic message.
The only people Jesus persecuted were money changers whom he perceived to be corrupt. Muhammad persecuted anyone who did not embrace his new cult. If you are not Muslim, Islam is your enemy. Consider the obvious meaning of J.M. Rodwell's translation of At-Taubah 29
Does that or does that not mean exactly what it says? Lets consult Tafsir Ibn Kathir. The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They give the Jizyah
Did Moe confirm that, or is it an unauthorized rogue interpretation?
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."
Is that commandment an anachronism, limited in application to seventh century Arabia? Lets consult the all purpose handbook of Shari'ah: Reliance of the Traveller.
O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,
"Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled" (Koran 9.29),
the time and place for which is before the final descent of Jesus (upon whom be peace). After his final coming, nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus' descent (upon him and our Prophet be peace), which is the divinely revealed law of Muhammad. The coming of Jesus does not entail a separate divinely revealed law, for he will rule by the law of Muhammad. As for the Prophet's saying (Allah bless him and give him peace),
"I am the last, there will be no prophet after me,"
this does not contradict the final coming of Jesus (upon whom be peace), since he will not rule according to the Evangel, but as a follower of our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ).
How do we know that is still applicable? Another hadith holds the answer for those who are intelligent enough to learn.
Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah" and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.
Morons object, declaring that most Muslims reject the jihad doctrine. If they do, they are not believers, they are hypocrites.
'Tain't over 'till the last Muslim is dead. Is it clear to you yet?
Morons object, declaring that most Muslims reject the violent surahs. That does not cut the mustard, because Islam is not cafeteria Catholicism, it is all or nothing, a package deal.
The obligation to mount a military expedition against kuffar in every year is fard kifaya. Jihad only becomes fard ayn when Dar ul Islam is invaded and the Muslims are in danger of being overrun.
Morons object, declaring that "most Muslims are not violent". The Morons do not comprehend the Islamic concept of religious obligation. Fard ayn is binding on all Muslims individually such as salat & zakat. Fard kifaya is a communal obligation, binding on he entire Muslim community until a sufficient number have responded, which relieves the rest.
O9.1: The Obligatory Character of Jihad
Jihad is a communal obligation (def: c3.2). When enough people perform it to successfully accomplish it, it is no longer obligatory upon others (O: the evidence for which is the Prophet's saying (Allah bless him and give him peace),
"He who provides the equipment for a soldier in jihad has himself performed jihad,"
and Allah Most High having said:
"Those of the believers who are unhurt but sit behind are not equal to those who fight in Allah's path with their property and lives. Allah has preferred those who fight with their property and lives a whole degree above those who sit behind. And to each, Allah has promised great good" (Koran 4:95).
If none of those concerned perform jihad, and it does not happen at all, then everyone who is aware that it is obligatory is guilty of sin, if there was a possibility of having performed it. In the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) jihad was a communal obligation after his emigration (hijra) to Medina. As for subsequent times, there are two possible states in respect to non-Muslims.
The first is when they are in their own countries, in which case jihad (def: o9.8) is a communal obligation, and this is what our author is speaking of when he says, "Jihad is a communal obligation," meaning upon the Muslims each year.
The second state is when non-Muslims invade a Muslim country or near to one, in which case jihad is personally obligatory (def: c3.2) upon the inhabitants of that country, who must repel the non-Muslims with whatever they can).
Morons object, swearing that they have Muslim friends, who are the best of neighbors, kind and gentle, like family. Those Morons are truly ignorant and deceived.
Tafsir Ibn Kathir has another clue for you.
[...]Allah said next,
﴿إِلاَ أَن تَتَّقُواْ مِنْهُمْ تُقَـةً﴾
(unless you indeed fear a danger from them) meaning, except those believers who in some areas or times fear for their safety from the disbelievers. In this case, such believers are allowed to show friendship to the disbelievers outwardly, but never inwardly. For instance, Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Ad-Darda' said, "We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.'' Al-Bukhari said that Al-Hasan said, "The Tuqyah is allowed until the Day of Resurrection.''[...] The Prohibition of Supporting the Disbelievers
The investigation is not about Islam, no Congressman has the courage delve deeply into the damnable doctrines & practices of the war cult. It is about "radicalization" and whether the Muslim community, its organizations and leaders are cooperating in the campaign against terrorism. In fact, "radicalization" is another lie; a misrepresentation of Islam. Because Islam wears the false mantle of religion, it is assumed to be anodyne & beneficent. The assumption makes asses of us. Islam is a complete way of life, encompassing economics, law and war as well as 'religion' which serves as a camouflage and troop motivator. Commands to wage war against disbelievers are contained in Islam's scripture, I showed you one of them along with its codification in Islamic law. Surah At-Taubah 111 exposes the relationship between Allah and the believers: they are his slaves, purchased to fight in his cause, killing and being killed. Allah's cause is to make Islam dominate; rule the world.
If Islam is not your enemy, then you are one of them, the enemy of all free men not yet enslaved to Satan. The protest is an exemplar of playing the victim card. Islam,. the predator, is purveying itself as the victim of persecution.
Narrated Abu Musa:
A man came to the Prophet and asked, "A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in Allah's Cause?" The Prophet said, "He who fights that Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah's Cause."
The factor that makes Muslims dangerous is belief, the test of which is hinted at in 9:111 and confirmed in 49:15.
Believers kill; its what Islam is; what Muslims do because they believe in Allah's threat and his promise. If you believed that your eternal destiny depended on participation in jihad: the celestial bordello if you go to war and the fire if you don't, which would you choose?
The arrogant, condescending Morons who pretend to possess moral superiority over "Islamophobes" who "persecute" Muslims and "defame" Islam, cast those who understand Islam as "racists" & "bigots". In fact, they are the close minded bigots, who march in solidarity with the predators; identifying with them. The same Morons would have herded Jews into the "showers" for the Nazis in an earlier generation.