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Does Islam Breed Violence?

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Submitted by Amil Imani (United States), Nov 20, 2009 at 09:22

There is a division of the house. On one side are the politically correct in government, the leftist mainstream media, and a raft of Islamist apologists. One and all are tripping over each other in reassuring us that the mass murderers such as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and suicide bombers who detonate their explosive vests in crowded marketplaces and even mosques are individual anomalies and Islam is not responsible for what they do.

On the other hand are those who have been fed up with the numberless daily horrific acts that are clearly committed under the banner of Islam throughout the world. In all fairness, there needs to be a distinction. Numerous criminal acts are also committed, on a daily basis, by non-Muslims. The critical difference is that non-Muslim criminals do not hoist a religious banner to justify their misdeeds, while the Muslims proudly claim that they commit their heinous acts in obedience to the dictates of their religious faith.

Would someone, please, explain what motivated Nidal Hasan who had been, at tax payer's expense, educated from college all the way through medical school and post medical-school training, to turn his deadly weapons against a nation that gave him everything he had?

If Islam had nothing to do with what Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan did, why:

▪ had he repeatedly preached the ascendancy of Islam to the U.S. Constitution?

▪ had he publicly supported Islamic suicide bombing?

▪ had he proclaimed his highest loyalty to Islam?

▪ had he been in contact with violent anti-U.S. Islamists and a virulent Yemeni Imam?

▪ did he distribute copies of the Quran to people the morning of his bloody attack?

▪ did he keep screaming "Allah-o-Akbar" as he heartlessly sprayed over a hundred bullets, killing thirteen and injuring some thirty innocent men and women?

Here is the truth, as bitter as it may be. Islam is the culprit. Islam is anything but a religion of peace. Violence is at the very core of Islam. Violence is institutionalized in the Muslim's holy book, the Quran, in many suras:

Qur'an:9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."

Qur'an:9:112 "The Believers fight in Allah's cause; they slay and are slain, kill and are killed."

Qur'an:8:39 "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world)."

Qur'an:8:65 "O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding."

Qur'an:9:38 "Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to go forth and fight in Allah's Cause you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you go forth, He will afflict and punish you with a painful doom, and put others in your place."

Qur'an:47:4 "When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah's Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam."

And the Quran is considered by Muslims as the word-for-word literal edicts of the Muslims' god, Allah.

Right from the start, violence served as the engine of Islam under the command and supervision of Muhammad himself. For one, the Prophet's son-in-law cousin, Ali, was titled the Commander of the Faithful for his unsurpassed feats of butchery. Ali with the assistance of one or two of his thugs, beheaded some seven hundred captives, most of them Jews, in only one day. This man, highly esteemed by the prophet of Allah, had a sword that had its own name—Zolfaghar. Ali's portrait, holding the menacing sword, adorns the homes and shops throughout Shi'a'-lands. And this man, Ali, is revered by the Shi'a at the same level as Muhammad.

On the Sunni side, Muhammad's co-revered is Umar, another unabashed killer of untold numbers. And of course the choice weapon of these champions of the religion of peace was the sword. And to this day, a sword adorns the flag of the birthplace of the religion of peace, Saudi Arabia.

And Islam, by the nature of its very doctrine, appeals to man's base nature. It promotes intolerance, hatred, discrimination, and much more:

Qur'an:61:2 "O Muslims, why say one thing and do another? Grievously odious and hateful is it in the sight of Allah that you say that which you do not. Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in a battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure."

In reality, Islam is like a deadly contagious disease. Once it invades the mind of its victim, this debilitating disease is capable of transforming him to a helpless pawn that has no choice but to execute what he is directed to do.

Of the reported 1.3 billion Muslims in the world, millions are already trapped in the terminal stages of this affliction while millions of others are rapidly joining them. The people enslaved with the extreme cases of Islamic mental disease are highly infectious. They actively work to transmit the disease to others, while they themselves engage in horrific acts of mayhem and violence to demonstrate their unconditional obedience to the dictates of the Islamic cult of violence.

The savagery and variety of the actions of these Islamic captives are seen daily around the globe. Many of these acts, committed under the banner of Islam, have become so commonplace that the world has come to view them as the normal part and parcel of a troubled humanity. And, from time-to-time, the world is shocked into a passing and momentary realization of the evil deeds these Islamist robots commit and quickly gets over it and does nothing to seriously address this affliction of humanity.

The recent dastardly mass murder at Fort Hood, committed by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan will be forgotten by the public before very long. Life will continue on its deadly course, pushed along in a variety of ways by agents of death, Islamists. Only the families who lost their loved-ones and those who survived the bullets have to live the rest of their lives with incapacitating injuries, in the main, won't be able to put the episode behind them.

The mass murderer Nidal Malik Hasan did not riddle people with bullets under the pressure of momentary insanity. The insanity, ironically, in a man who was trained to help people with sanity was introduced in him from the moment of birth and from the very early years when he prostrated himself five times daily toward Mecca in expression of total submission to the dogma of hate called Islam.

Islam is a mental retrovirus that has mutated into numerous varieties and degrees of severity, over the past 1400 years. Everyone born in a Muslim family, as well as those who convert to Islam, contract a particular mutation of the Islamic Virus. As is the case with all retroviruses, the Islamic Virus burrows deeply in the person and erupts, from time-to-time with potentially devastating consequences.

The Islamic Virus first divests the person of his most fundamental human attribute. It takes away his right to make decisions himself and absolves him, in return, of any responsibility for his actions rendered in blind obedience to it.

A true Muslim does not and cannot believe in freedom of choice. In the religion of Islam—Submission—everything is up to Allah, as clearly and repeatedly stipulated in the Quran .The Raison d'être for the Muslim is to be an unconditional submissive to the will and dictates of Allah. Everything that a "good" Muslim does is contingent upon the will and decree of Allah, he is indoctrinated to believe.

Humanity is facing a deeply troubling dilemma. On the one hand is the desire of enlightened people whose aim it is to forge a world of diverse people into one universal society ruled by peace and justice for everyone while, on the other hand, Islamists are hell-bent on imposing their stone-age system on everyone. Tellingly, the Muslims themselves are at one another's throat regarding which of dozens of Islamic sects' dogma should rule.

For now, Islam is busy with what it did from the time of its birth, fighting the non-Muslims and infighting.

Truth be told: Violence is the animating force of Islam. Islam is a religion born through violence, raised by violence, thrives on violence and dies without violence.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
MUSLIM MASS MURDERER NOW SEEKS LEGAL REDRESS [69 words]s.p. attriDec 23, 2009 00:05166162
Islam : We know what leads a man to do things like this ! [237 words]Phil GreendDec 12, 2009 15:18165737
Commitment to Diversity remark erodes faith in military leadership [400 words]Doc TaterNov 27, 2009 18:01165140
Political Correctness Be Terminated [110 words]HHG8TRNov 23, 2009 14:01164931
hassan nidal [17 words]mansoor aliNov 23, 2009 04:28164910
Wake up True Americans! [35 words]AZHNov 22, 2009 10:19164891
JIHADIST MUSLIMS ARE GOOD MUSLIMS ! [194 words]Anne-Marie DelcambreNov 22, 2009 04:42164882
I'm ready [19 words]Susanne JenningsNov 22, 2009 04:42164881
soon my friends very soon [20 words]bary soetoroNov 21, 2009 22:47164869
Not even close [11 words]Straight_Talk_LuigiDec 4, 2009 21:52164869
No to Major Hassan [208 words]Nenette GrunbergNov 21, 2009 16:52164858
SORRY TO MCCRYSTAL [14 words]DEBORAH THE JUDGENov 23, 2009 02:34164858
We were ready to call it that on 9-12. [89 words]Gerald MucciNov 21, 2009 00:52164837
Real Challenge [64 words]Alex SabyNov 21, 2009 00:44164836
Quagmire [104 words]UgriNov 22, 2009 05:10164836
Two More Thoughts [117 words]AlexNov 20, 2009 20:49164832
Two Teachable Moments? [301 words]Ron ThompsonNov 20, 2009 19:35164827
Radicalism and fascism iare inherent to islam [57 words]G.VishvasNov 20, 2009 19:11164826
Well and pithily stated [248 words]Ron ThompsonNov 21, 2009 12:12164826
fascism? [32 words]awliyaNov 21, 2009 19:27164826
To awliya [240 words]G.VishvasNov 21, 2009 20:49164826
muslim liberals and their tricks [143 words]G.VishvasNov 21, 2009 21:01164826
Obama administration - conglomeration of Alice in Wonderland characters [188 words]kmanNov 22, 2009 00:14164826
Really Awliya ? [46 words]S BNov 22, 2009 02:07164826
Our dear Awliya and the word for today: clueless part deux [77 words]dhimmi no moreNov 22, 2009 09:14164826
To Awliya [82 words]ReggieNov 22, 2009 14:33164826
Very eloquently spoken, "Vishvas"; however, the "slander" of Christianity for centuries would be what? [2219 words]kmanNov 22, 2009 22:43164826
G.Vishvas [294 words]awliyaNov 23, 2009 05:53164826
True [80 words]surNov 23, 2009 09:27164826
To Awliya [33 words]TinManNov 23, 2009 18:15164826
your idealized version of religion, god, christianity [126 words]G.VishvasNov 23, 2009 19:06164826
To the awliya in australia [255 words]G.VishvasNov 23, 2009 19:26164826
Here you are awliya! [70 words]klewNov 24, 2009 01:03164826
1awliya, I thought islam was supposed to be the true religion?? [105 words]klewNov 24, 2009 01:09164826
Not a "version". Certainly is ideal , what less to do you expect from a "god" ? And, at great price. [1116 words]kmanNov 24, 2009 20:38164826
Here I am klew ! [286 words]awliyaNov 25, 2009 07:56164826
No awliya, you are changing your point (is that what you call taquiyya?) [215 words]klewNov 25, 2009 23:16164826
Awliya and the time factor [148 words]G.VishvasNov 26, 2009 03:13164826
1Our dear Awliya and the word for today: clueless part trois [178 words]dhimmi no moreNov 26, 2009 13:35164826
To kman,the christian [68 words]G.VishvasNov 26, 2009 17:57164826
Buddhism does not have a bloody past [65 words]klewNov 27, 2009 00:56164826
Not changing the point klew [211 words]awliyaNov 27, 2009 19:18164826
1Our dear Awliya and the word for today: clueless part quatre [810 words]dhimmi no moreNov 29, 2009 09:50164826
Here is awliya's original claim [107 words]klewNov 29, 2009 14:07164826
You beat me to it Dhimmi No More! [66 words]klewNov 30, 2009 01:06164826
"Totalitarianism" - ? Not at all ... [398 words]kmanNov 30, 2009 01:33164826
2Burqa intelectual [84 words]cmtljnpkirptsvji1683Jul 31, 2013 01:24164826
The white-washing of Major Hassan's mental state all makes this easy! [103 words]RLRNov 20, 2009 16:52164824
The Case is Made - For a Defense of Insanity in the Face of Reality [357 words]M. ToveyNov 20, 2009 14:32164821
hi.. [122 words]amirFeb 3, 2010 16:17164821
Reality that is Still to be Faced [311 words]M. ToveyFeb 4, 2010 13:38164821
Major Hassan as a Proletarian Dictator [256 words]Mike FontaneNov 20, 2009 14:02164818
To Fontane [281 words]G.VishvasNov 21, 2009 02:35164818
An intellectual act of remarkable obfuscation [211 words]Ron ThompsonNov 21, 2009 11:38164818
Concrete evidence [127 words]Rebecca MouldsNov 20, 2009 13:57164817
the real threat, those waiting for santa claus [73 words]mythNov 20, 2009 12:31164813
Our leaders can't reconize the enemy even when we are being hit in our own country!!! [131 words]JaladhiNov 21, 2009 17:10164813
Oh, By The Way [26 words]BlackspeareNov 20, 2009 12:24164812
Hassan might be psychotic but Pollard is not [93 words]DavidNov 22, 2009 06:19164812
If the Army can't see enemies on its bases... [37 words]Remy RommelNov 20, 2009 12:14164811
Here We Go Again [28 words]BlackspeareNov 20, 2009 12:07164810
Serving in the US military is for chumps if even our people won't be honest about threats to our lives [87 words]Charles MartelNov 20, 2009 11:28164808
radical muslims [69 words]btillyNov 20, 2009 10:28164805
Does Islam Breed Violence? [1479 words]Amil ImaniNov 20, 2009 09:22164799
No doubt Hassan Nidal is a jihadist sleepers [113 words]LadyNov 20, 2009 09:20164798
Major Hassan Islamist Life [195 words]Anne- USANov 20, 2009 09:00164797
Acting? [199 words]awliyaNov 21, 2009 20:13164797
They are Acting in Deception to fool infidels, to become part of their society and military.--response to Awlyia [165 words]Anne-USANov 22, 2009 20:06164797
Awliya pls... [61 words]TinManNov 23, 2009 18:25164797
Awliya [23 words]JimNov 24, 2009 14:19164797
for Anne [179 words]awliyaNov 25, 2009 08:38164797
TinMan [127 words]awliyaNov 25, 2009 09:04164797
Not all Muslims want Jihad, but they will go along with a world takeover. -response to Awliya. [387 words]Anne- USANov 25, 2009 19:14164797
question to awliya [72 words]KLEWNov 25, 2009 23:23164797
Our dear Awliya and argument from numbers [146 words]dhimmi no moreDec 5, 2009 09:58164797
Declare war on Islamics because they have already done so!!! [65 words]JaladhiNov 20, 2009 08:13164795
I agree [72 words]jaladhiNov 21, 2009 09:02164795

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