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America's hidden jihad - ritual beheading no Islamic monopoly

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Submitted by Vishu Menon (Australia), Dec 26, 2015 at 06:34

My reply is specifically to the quote that " "ritual beheading has a long precedent in Islamic theology and history,." Ritual beheading has a history dating back to the bible. It is sanctioned as a form of punishment in Revelations; Samuel rejoices in mentioning it several times as a just means of punishment. I am not including the beheading of John the Baptist, which was an anti-Christian crime. David, after killing Goliath with a catapult from a distance (just as Americans do with their fighter planes and drones these days), cut off his head and went to town with it. The people cheered his brave act; the Bible gloated over it, and God immediately decided to replace King Saul with this brave David. Jesus is often described as the Son of David, to which he raised no objection. Face it - religions wallow in heinous crimes.

Till the last century Christianity had the upper hand in cruelty. Now that the West (barring the few religious with gun in their hands) have turned to secular compassion, Islam has taken over. Their Shariah laws are a compilation of what is ordained in Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy with an addition that 'if you forgive, Allah is merciful'. Islam carries with it a self-destruct mechanism. It is Sunni against Shia, both against Hazarahs, all three against Ahmediyas - the list goes on. Death of Coptic Christians, attacks in Bombay and Paris, bombing in Bali and elsewhere could all be taken as'collateral damage' as so cynically described by George Bush.

Just as Henry Ford published tabloids against Jews in the name of his Lord and Hitler executed Ford's whims as told to him by his Savior, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Will end up as a disgusting 'Satanic verse' in the pages of history. When theocratic superstition is finally buried by science, you might find the most biblically acclaimed beheader of a corpse - David - in the list of the Disgraceful. Vishu Menon http://vishumenon.com

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Daniel Pipes replies:

All very interesting. Don't forget the French Revolution. Still, beheading is a characteristically Islamist act of assault at this time.

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