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Islam's oldest documents are proud of Mohammed's terrorism

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Submitted by ibn Tabari (Canada), Oct 8, 2007 at 12:57

It is obvious "Defender of Truth" is observing "taqlid" the blind and unquestioning acceptance of the official version, but the version he is following is a historical revisionism which reinterprets and ignores the obvious terrorism contained in the earliest and most authoritative Islamic writings: the Qu'ran and Hadiths. These verses are so blatantly violent and there are so many of them, there is no way to explain it all away. What we see is not a group of monks in a monastery, but violent, crude men like the mobsters of "The Godfather". The writers of Bukhari, Tabari and Ishaq felt no need to apologize for the violence or explain the terrorism of Mohammed and his warriors. They relished it! It made them feel proud and strong. This is pure, authentic Islam, not interpretation. The following are only a few of the most embarrassing quotes:

Bukhari:V4B52N220

"Allah's Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror.'"

Qur'an:8:12

"I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle."

Qur'an:8:57

"If you gain mastery over them in battle, inflict such a defeat as would terrorize them, so that they would learn a lesson and be warned."

Ishaq:326

"If you come upon them, deal so forcibly as to terrify those who would follow, that they may be warned. Make a severe example of them by terrorizing Allah's enemies."

Qur'an:8:67

Ishaq:588

Tabari IX:42

"We have been dealt a situation from which there is no escape. You have seen what Muhammad has done. Arabs have submitted to him and we do not have the strength to fight. You know that no herd is safe from him. And no one even dares go outside for fear of being terrorized."

Ishaq:326

"Allah said, ‘No Prophet before Muhammad took booty from his enemy nor prisoners for ransom.' Muhammad said, ‘I was made victorious with terror. The earth was made a place for me to clean. I was given the most powerful words. Booty was made lawful for me. I was given the power to intercede. These five privileges were awarded to no prophet before me.'"

Ishaq:327

"Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.'"

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