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Raymond Ibrahim spanks Karen Armstrong:

Having distorted history, she next goes on to distort Islamic theology:    

Until the 1950s, no major Muslim thinker had made holy war a central pillar of Islam. The Muslim ideologues Abu ala Mawdudi (1903-79) and Sayyid Qutb (1906-66), among the first to do so, knew they were proposing a controversial innovation. They believed it was justified by the current political emergency [emphasis added].

Even better than a “major Muslim thinker,” Allah himself proclaims: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor forbid what has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger [i.e., uphold sharia], nor embrace the true faith, [even if they are] from among the People of the Book [Jews and Christians], until they pay tribute with willing submission, and feel themselves utterly subdued” (Koran 9:29). Mohammed confirms: “I have been commanded [by Allah] to fight against mankind until they testify that none but Allah is to be worshipped and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger” (Bukhari B2N24; next to the Koran, the second most authoritative text in Islam).

This and countless other Koranic verses and oral traditions of Mohammed, not to mention the course of conquest the first “rightly-guided” caliphs followed, have given Islam’s jurists and theologians cause throughout the ages to reach the consensus — binding on the entire Muslim community — that whenever the Muslim world is militarily capable, it must go on the offensive until it subsumes the entire world. Moreover, this world-view was postulated well before Armstrong’s blame-all — the Crusades — ever took place.

Precisely. This is exactly why tweaking our infidel ways to appease Islamists will have absolutely zero effect on their war against us. As long as they are breathing, they'll launch assaults on the rest of the world. War is a given -- regardless of whether we fight or not.



"Islam has a far better record than either Christianity or Judaism of appreciating other faiths. In Muslim Spain, relations between the three religions of Abraham were uniquely harmonious in medieval Europe."

Who gives a sh*t outside of long dead Spaniards? Even granting Armstrong's thesis, its the post-1950s world that I'm concerned with. Would she argue that the Democrats in the US are still the pro-slavery party, because it was a major pillar a hundred years ago.

Incidentally, isn't jihad one of THE five pillars? I learned that long prior to today's alleged climate of Islamophobia. How did Spain manage to become Muslim, missionaries?

Isaac Schrödinger

The five pillars:

1. Shahadah: belief in Allah and Muhammad.
2. Namaz: praying 5 times a day.
3. Fasting during Ramadan.
4. Haj: pilgrimage to Makkah.
5. Zakat: charity.

So, Jihad isn't one of them. However, zakat can be used to direct money to Jihadists. Pre-9/11, numerous stores in Saudi Arabia had small boxes. People deposited money in them that went to Mujahideen in Chechnya, Afghanistan or some other wretched place. Instead of collecting money for cancer research or a hospital, the Arabs gave "charity" to Islamists.

(The Saudi regime removed such collections after American pressure in the post-9/11 period.)


Thanks for clearing that up!

Isaac Schrödinger

Sure, no problem.

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