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This is No Positive Implication - The Implication is I will Live with You on Account of the Benefits. I Still Hate You From the Core of My Heart

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Submitted by Singha (India), Jan 1, 2008 at 22:49

I usually see American commentators, including capable ones, reach wishful conclusions about positive implications.

One should not confuse the big picture, which is islam's hatred of non muslims and the nuances of positions various muslims take towards achieving islamist goals. Islamist stand is very clear. I have to live with you on account of the benefits you provide and since my current situation warrants living with you. But I hate you from the core of my heart for proving by your existence the inferiority of islam and islamist beliefs.

Islam's position has been clearly articulated by mohummad. In the hadis, we find the Prophet repeatedly enumerating the boons that accrue to the martyr and his relatives from jihad, from killing and being killed in the cause of Islam. The pre-eminent rewards, of course, accrue to the one who joins in the fighting himself, the Prophet declares in scores of hadis. But even the one who does not do so directly, will be rewarded for every bit of assistance that he gives for the establishment, defence and spread of Islam, the Prophet declares.

When a man keeps a horse for the purpose of jihad, ‘tying it with a long tether on a meadow or in a garden... whatever it eats from the area of the meadow or the garden where it is tied will be counted as good deeds for his benefit, and if it should break its rope and jump over one or two hillocks then all its dung and its footmarks will be written as good deeds for him; and if it passes by a river and drinks water from it even though he had no intention of watering it, even then he will get the rewards for its drinking.'

And again, even more generally, ‘If somebody keeps a horse in Allah's Cause motivated by his belief in His Promise, then he will be rewarded on the Day of Resurrection for what the horse has eaten or drunk and for its dung and urine.' [Sahih al-Bukhari, 52.44, 49, 105; similarly, Muwatta' Imam Malik, 951, Mishkat al-Masabih, Book XVIII, Volume II, p. 822. The hadis compilations as well as books on shariah are filled with scores and scores of such exhortations and promises.]

The only safety for jews in Israel is in their enhanced numbers and unequivocal commitment to fight and defeat muslims. As someone from India eloquently put it the only language historically islamists have understood is "two eyes for an eye, whole jaw for a tooth".

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