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Submitted by Lactantius Jr (United Kingdom), Sep 12, 2007 at 09:10

Dear Dr Pipes

Judging by the pronouncements of some politicians and media pundits such as "Islam is peaceful and peaceloving," demonstrate that some still haven't caught up with the reality of that "nice, peaceful, peaceloving Islam."

It therefore encouraged me that Martin Amis should title his article published by TimesOnline on 11th.September:

"9/11 and the cult of death"


demonstrating his understanding of the Qur'anic mandate driving jihadis into killing and being killed for Allah, which appallingly, is the only "guarantee" a Muslim can have that Allah will admit them to al-janna ("paradise"), horrid isn't it, but don't blame me, I didn't write it, check it out in James Arlandon's article titled:

"Islamic Martyrdom? What a bargain!"

The economy of death in the Qur'an


The Qur'anic Surah that James quotes may be read using an online Qur'an browser at:


The evil doctrine of "martyrdom by killing and being killed for Allah," comes from the Qur'an, Surah's 4:74; 9:111; 47:4 and 61:10-12 ‘guaranteeing' Islamic shahids al-janna (‘paradise') in an economic bargain. Indeed these ayat explicitly use words that connote buying and selling and signing a contract of sale, and the currency behind the deals is death by "martyrdom" (sic), which is the only ‘guarantee' that Muslims can have, of Allah admitting them to his ‘paradise.'

9:111 is plain wrong. The Bible ("the Law and the Gospel") do not teach anything about being rewarded by ‘paradise' for "slaying and being slain,"and John Ashworth, the US Attorney General at the time of 9/11 showed he understood Islam much better than his President, by saying the massive difference between Christianity and Islam, was that the God of the Bible sent His Son to die for us, whilst the Qur'anic Allah requires our sons to die for him.

and the following Muslim jihadis and would-be jihadis demonstrated their understanding of Allah's "done-deal" by doing what they did:

Saajid Badat 2001

"I have a sincere desire to sell my soul to Allah in return for paradise."


Ghazi Al-Qusaibi (Saudi Ambassador to London!!) 2002

"I object to the term ‘suicide bombings/operations, because these are ‘martyrdom operations'" "In the Koran… it is written that anyone who dies for the sake of Allah is a martyr. When the Prophet Muhammad was asked about the meaning of 'for the sake of Allah,' he said, 'Anyone who fights so that the words of Allah will be supreme.'

"It is true that I have many faults, but fear of death is not one of them… I do not fear death – on the contrary, I long to die as a martyr, although I am at an age that does not allow me to carry out a martyrdom operation. My weight does not permit this. But I still hope to die as a martyr…"

MEMRI Special Dispatch Series –No 39 13th.June 2002


see also Al-Qusaibi's "Ode to Suicide Bombers" (sic) MEMRI Special Dispatch Series-No 372 dated 25th.April 2002


Mazen Touma 2005

Allah is "giving me paradise for ‘martyrdom' " (sic)


Ramzi Mohammed 2005

"I beg Allah that he admits me to the highest station in paradise for verily he grants martyrdom (sic) to whom ever he wills," and to his family "don't cry for me, but instead rejoice in happiness and love what I have done for the sake of Allah, for he loves those who fight in his sake."

"we shall meet again in paradise Inshalla"


Mohammed Taheri-azar 2006

"I attacked out of love for Allah and with the expectation of eternal life."


Mohammed Irfan Raja 2006

"I'm off to join soldiers of Islam, to die as a ‘martyr' (sic) meet you in paradise."


Kafeel Ahmed 2007

"I want to die for Allah and become a ‘martyr'"


Riyadh ul Haqh 2007

calls on Muslims to "shed blood for Allah" saying he has a "passionate zeal for

martyrdom in the way of Allah."




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