Friday, July 13, 2012

Terrorist Verses Report

 The government laid out a great deal of money for a scholarly analysis of the communications of terrorist groups & individuals whose output agrees with their pre-ordained opinion.  Islamic terrorism is a function of Islamic doctrine, not the propaganda pitch of any group of terrorists. Muslims engage in terrorism because of Allah's imperatives, promise & threat.  Terrorism was practiced and bragged about by Moe long before Abd-Al-Wahhab began his Salafist revival.

"How Islamist Extremists Quote the Qur'an"

    The malignant malarkey commences early: in the third paragraph of the executive summary on page 2.

"Other findings in the report raise questions about the veracity of claims often made by analysts. The most surprising is the near absence of the well-known “Verse of the Sword” (9:5) from the extremist texts. Widely regarded as the most militant or violent passage of the Qur’an, it is treated as a divine call for offensive warfare on a global scale."

"Widely regarded as the most militant or violent passage" by whom, and is that evaluation warranted by the facts? "Treated as a divine call for offensive warfare on a global scale.":  if you treat your  dog as your child, does it produce grandchildren for you?  Is Surah At-Taubah 9:5 the most violent verse? Is it the best basis for ordaining global conquest?

9:3. And a declaration from Allâh and His Messenger to mankind on the greatest day (the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah - the 12th month of Islâmic calendar) that Allâh is free from (all) obligations to the Mushrikûn (see V.2:105) and so is His Messenger. So if you (Mushrikûn) repent, it is better for you, but if you turn away, then know that you cannot escape (from the Punishment of) Allâh. And give tidings (O Muhammad ) of a painful torment to those who disbelieve.

9:4. Except those of the Mushrikûn with whom you have a treaty, and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor have supported anyone against you. So fulfill their treaty to them to the end of their term. Surely Allâh loves Al- Mattaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).

9:5. Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islâmic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikûn (see V.2:105) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give Zakât, then leave their way free. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

9:3 Is translated as a declaration to mankind, but the Arabic word used: الناس means the people, as indicated by ,  Corpus Qur'an ( returning a server error at the time of this writing.   Tafsir Ibn Kathir indicates that the declaration was issued to the pagans assembled for the hajj ritual. (  22 of the translations at Islam Awakened use the people, 3 use all mankind and 8 use mankind.  While the original intent was local, many want to interpret this context as global, in my opinion, the globalization is a polemical error.  Unfortunately, several hadith can be used to reinforce the global interpretation.  I will therefore stipulate that 9:5 is a declaration of local and global jihad. 

most violent verse

    Is 9:5 the most violent verse? We need a few verses for comparison. 

2:191. And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.

8:12. (Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes."

8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.

8:67. It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allâh desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.

9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

47:4. So, when you meet (in fight Jihâd in Allâh's Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islâm), until the war lays down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allâh to continue in carrying out Jihâd against the disbelievers till they embrace Islâm (i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire) or at least come under your protection], but if it had been Allâh's Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allâh, He will never let their deeds be lost,


  • kill the Mushrikûn (see V.2:105) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush
  • kill them wherever you find them,
  • so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes
  • fight them until
  • until he had made a great slaughter
  • smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them,

    Which of these is the most violent? Does any really stand out above the rest as an exemplar of violence?  9:5 is equaled, if not exceeded by 2:191.

global scope

    9:5 is primarily local in scope, confined, by its immediate context, to Mekkah & environs; to  pilgrims making the hajj. 8:39 is global in scope,  setting a monopoly for Allah as a terminal condition of a fight until loop. Abdullah Yusuf Ali says "altogether and everywhere" . 9:29 makes people with scriptural religions the object, implying that the scope extends to wherever Jews, Christians & Zoroastrians are found.  

straw man

    The authors of the study have set up a straw man argument: 9:5 is the "most violent verse" which commands global jihad but the terrorists rarely mention it, so it must be insignificant.  Thus, they conclude, that we do not face an "aggressive offensive foe" bent on conquest.  Instead, the enemy writes about "themes of victimization, dishonor, and retribution", so we should assume that jihad is grievance driven, not doctrine driven.

"Based on this analysis we recommend that the West abandon claims that Islamist extremists seek world domination, focus on counteracting or addressing claims of victimage, emphasize alternative means of deliverance, and work to undermine the “champion” image sought by extremists."

    Terrorism is an intrinsic sacrament of Islam, not the innovation of any subset.  Examine the Qur'an verses relating to terrorism and the hadith which exemplify their implementation.  Take a close look, then a second look at  modern Islamic military strategy.

  • 3:151. We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve
  • 7:4.  How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them.
    • Our torment came upon them by night or while they were taking their midday nap. ) means, Allah's command, torment and vengeance came over them at night or while taking a nap in the middle of the day. Both of these times are periods of rest and leisure or heedlessness and amusement.  Nations that were destroyed
  • 8:12. (Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes."
    • ...(I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved.) means, `you -- angels -- support the believers, strengthen their (battle) front against their enemies, thus, implementing My command to you. I will cast fear, disgrace and humiliation over those who defied My command and denied My Messenger,  (so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.) strike them on their foreheads to tear them apart and over the necks to cut them off, and cut off their limbs, hands and feet....Allah commands the Angels to fight and support the Believers
  • 8:60. Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of God and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom God doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of God, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.
  • 33:26. And those of the people of the Scripture who backed them (the disbelievers) Allah brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts, (so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) you made captives.
    • (and cast terror into their hearts;) means fear, because they had supported the idolators in their war against the Messenger of Allah and the one who knows is not like the one who does not know. They had terrified the Muslims and intended to kill them so as to gain earthly power, but their plans backfired; the idolators ran away and the believers were victorious while the disbelievers were losers; where they had aimed for glory, they were humiliated. The Campaign against Banu Qurayzah
  • 59:2. He it is Who drove out the disbelievers among the people of the Scripture (i.e. the Jews of the tribe of Bani An-Nadir) from their homes at the first gathering. You did not think that they would get out. And they thought that their fortresses would defend them from Allah! But Allah's (Torment) reached them from a place whereof they expected it not, and He cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their own dwellings with their own hands and the hands of the believers. Then take admonition, O you with eyes (to see).
    • ...Therefore, Allah sent His torment down on them; it can never be averted, and His appointed destiny touched them; it can never be resisted. The Prophet forced them to evacuate and abandon their fortified forts that Muslims did not think they would ever control. ...Then take admonition, O you with eyes.) meaning, "Contemplate the end of those who defied Allah's command, contradicted His Messenger and denied His Book. See how Allah's humiliating torment struck them in this life, as well as, the painful torment that Allah has reserved for them in the Hereafter.''... The End that Bani An-Nadir suffered
  • 59:13. Of a truth ye are stronger (than they) because of the terror in their hearts, (sent) by God. This is because they are men devoid of understanding.
  • 8:57. So if you gain the mastery over them in war, punish them severely in order to disperse those who are behind them, so that they may learn a lesson.
    • ...(then disperse those who are behind them,) by severely punishing ﴿the captured people﴾ according to Ibn `Abbas, Al-Hasan Al-Basri, Ad-Dahhak, As-Suddi, `Ata' Al-Khurasani and Ibn `Uyaynah. This Ayah commands punishing them harshly and inflicting casualties on them. This way, other enemies, Arabs and non-Arabs, will be afraid and take a lesson from their end,... Striking Hard against Those Who disbelieve and break the Covenants
  •  Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 7, Number 331: 
    Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 
    The Prophet said, "I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me. 
    1. Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month's journey. .
  • Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:
     Narrated Abu Huraira:

        Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror(cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).

    Brig. S.K. Malik wrote The Qur'anic Concept of War as a training manual for the army of Pakistan.  His analysis will help you to comprehend their strategy. Terror is both a means and an end.  This paragraph comes from the bottom of page 59. [Emphasis added.]

Terror struck into the hearts of the enemies is not only
a means, it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into
the opponent's heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be
achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet
and merge. Terror is not a means of imposing decision upon
the enemy; it is me decision we wish to impose upon him.

    There is a purpose for the numerous continuing assaults against Christian faith in this nation.  You will not fully comprehend it without reading this next quote.

There is one necessary prerequisite for instilling terror: the destruction of our faith. Islam's strong faith shields Muslims from being terrorized. This paragraph comes from page 60. [Emphasis added.]

Terror cannot be struck into the hearts of an army by merely
 cutting its lines of communication or depriving it of its routes
of withdrawal. It is basically related to the strength or weakness
of the human soul. It can be instilled only if the opponent's
Faith is destroyed. Psychological dislocation is temporary;
spiritual dislocation is permanent. Psychological dislocation can be
produced by a physical act but this does not hold good of the
spiritual dislocation. To instill terror into the hearts of the enemy, 
it is essential. in the ultimate analysis, to dislocate his Faith. An
invincible Faith is immune to terror. A weak Faith offers inroads
to terror. The Faith conferred upon us by the Holy Qur'an has
the inherent strength to ward off terror from us and to enable
us to strike terror into the enemy. Whatever the form or type of
strategy directed against the enemy, it must, in order to be effective,
be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy. A strategy
that fails to attain this condition suffers from inherent drawbacks
and weaknesses; and should be reviewed and modified. This rule
is fully applicable to nuclear as well as conventional wars. It is
equally true of the strategy of nuclear deterrence in fashion
today. To be credible and effective, the strategy of deterrence
must be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy.


    The experts make a false assumption concerning the identity of the enemy as well as the enemy's motivation.  Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.  230 years ago, the new nation's shipping was attacked by the Barbary Pirates, who seized crews & cargoes for ransom, demanding tribute.

"In 1786 Jefferson and John Adams went to negotiate with Tripoli's envoy to London, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman or (Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja). They asked him by what right he extorted money and took slaves. Jefferson reported to Secretary of State John Jay, and to the Congress:

The ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet (Mohammed), that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to heaven."

Many years earlier, a Persian General asked a similar question and received a similar answer.
Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says:-- "Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master." ...

    Did we have "boots on the ground" of the Hijaz in 1786?  Israel was under the thumb of the Ottoman Empire, so there was no grievance against us except the status offense of not being Muslims. What did Allah order them to do? Was that order in 9:5 or was it in 9:29?

    The Barbary Pirates were not the enemy in the 18th  century, Islam was.   They attacked us because they were Muslims and we were not.  Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hizbollah, etc. etal. are not the enemy. Islam is the enemy. They attack us because they are Muslims and we are not. All of those so called terrorist groups have one thing in common: they are Muslims: believers in Allah; emulators of Muhammad.

    Islam means submission. Muslims are those who submit to Allah and obey his commands. What did he command them to do?  He commanded them to conquer the world and impose the rule of Islam.  8:39 & 9:29 the scholarly exegesis of those verses and their codification in Shari'ah leave no possible doubt.

    Two verses clearly define believers.

9:111. Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .

49:15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.

Lets break that down for the low functioning Morons among us. 

Allah's promise

4:57. But those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism) and do deeds of righteousness, We shall admit them to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), abiding therein forever. Therein they shall have Azwâjun Mutahharatun [purified mates or wives (having no menses, stools, urine, etc.)] and We shall admit them to shades wide and ever deepening (Paradise) .

61:10. O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment.

61:11.  That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!

61:12. (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of 'Adn ­ Eternity ['Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.

61:13. And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, help from Allâh (against your enemies) and a near victory. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad ) to the believers.   

If Muslims join the jihad, Allah will forgive their sins and admit them to his celestial bordello, flowing with rivers of wine, milk, honey and water. There they will sport with virgins who grow new hymens every time and they won't need Viagra.

Allah's threat

9:38. O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter.

9:39. If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to do all things. ( 78&l=eng&nAya= 21# 78_ 21)  

    If you do not go to jihad, you will go to Hell to be burned & tormented, eating wound discharges and toxic nettles, drinking boiling water.

where are you going?

    If you are a Muslim, and you really believe that Allah is going to dig you up, weigh your sins against your good deeds and send you to the garden or the fire unless you got killed in battle, what will you do?  Yeah, right, you  will spend 40 passive years on earth, only to burn in the fire for eternity. 

rousing rabble

    Protecting the weak, aiding the distressed and promoting justice are common themes in rousing the rabble to fight. The "plight of the Palestinians", "illegal occupation" and "resistance" to invasion serve to cloak jihad in an aura of moral virtue.  The expert authors of the study seem to be unable to detect the difference between the recruiter's propaganda pitch and the Islamic doctrines that drive jihad.  Recruitment may be aided by false appeals to virtue, but the real motivator is the immutable doctrines enshrined in the Qur'an and exemplified in Moe's sunnah: Allah's imperatives, threat & promise.

    After the Hijra, Moe assembled an army.  As his army grew, and graduated from raiding camel caravans to  invading  villages  and threatening  neighboring kingdoms, he spent much of his time exhorting the Muslims to fight.  The  recitation of Surahs 8 & 9  result from that effort.


    The major codes of Islamic law are silent on terrorism but not about jihad, which is a communal obligation.  Jihad is offensive, not defensive and is undertaken on Islamic initiative.  I will give you one infamous quote and links to the code of the Shafi'i, Hanifi & Maliki schools.

Hedaya Vol II, Book IX, Ch. 1 Pg. 141  PDF 154

  • Text
    •     The destruction of the sword  is incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the  sacred writings which are generally received this effect.
  • Marginal Note
    • Infidels may be attacked without provocation.

bottom line

    If vampires were real instead of mythical, it would be necessary to hunt them down and destroy them: all of them.  In Rabies epidemics, bounties are placed on skunks & raccoons. When the Black Plague strikes, bounties are placed on rats.  The political, academic & clerical elites can not acknowledge the reality of Islamic doctrine & practice because to do so would be  an extermination warrant. 

    The elites view that as the moral equivalent of the murder of six million innocent Jews by Hitler's SS.  It is not, for two reasons:

  1. Islam can be greatly reduced in magnitude by inducing mass apostasy through educating Muslims about the true character of Allah & Muhammad.
  2. The true believers who endorse, propagate, promote and engage in terrorism are not morally equivalent to the innocent Jewish masses of Europe in WW2.  They believe that they have a divine mandate to conquer the world and that their eternal destination is dependent on implementing that mandate. They view us as morally inferior, subhumans whose blood and property are not sacred to Muslims; without human rights. They have declared open season on us.  ( There is no alternative to eliminating them because they will never cease from terrorism so long as they continue to believe Allah's imperatives, threat & promise. They can not be deterred or contained, they must be exterminated.

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