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"Moderate" Muslims simply laying the foundation for the radicals!

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Submitted by nick4693 (United States), Feb 4, 2007 at 23:59

Over time, I have written to several Islamic websites trying to get the Muslim view of the murderous statements found in the Koran concerning non-Muslims. Naive or not, I wanted to see how they would respond, "straight from the horse's mouth" so to speak! I never received one reply.

Then I came across the Free Muslims Coalition website, and felt that at last I had found some group who would supply me with answers. After all, its founder, Mr. Kamal Nawash, a Palestinian, had the ear of the White House, had met President Bush, and otherwise seemed to be on the up-and-up. He calls Islam his "beloved religion," so I thought that, as a knowledgeable Muslim, he certainly would be in a position to satisfy my curiosity.

This is the e-mail I sent to Mr. Nawash on January 21, 2007.

Dear Mr. Nawash; I have written, very politely, to several Islamic websites asking them to please explain to me certain information about the Islamic religion, but to date I have yet to receive even one reply. Perhaps I'll be lucky with you. You see, sir, I question everything about a belief or faith BEFORE I start to follow it.

Thus, when studying Islam, I learned that it was started by an epileptic, Mohammed, who had seizures and claimed that he had visitations by the angel Gabriel who revealed many things to him from Allah. Before this happened, he was a bandit chief who recruited many robbers in the city of Medina to form a band which raided many merchant caravans and isolated settlements, killing most of the males and carrying off the women as sex slaves. It has been written that he was a robber, a thief, a murderer, a kidnapper, a philanderer (he had 11 or 12 wives plus many sex slaves), even a child molester, because he had married a 6-year-old girl (Aisha) and consummated that marriage when she was just 9 years old. If true, this would make him a very evil man.

I also understand that if I joined your religion and later decided to leave, I would be killed. Is this true? I have studied some English versions of the Koran and it contains some very bad rules for people to follow, and advocates treating unbelievers with terrible cruelty, yet you call it your beloved religion. If you think the Koran is to be cherished, can you please tell me why you think so when it advocates so much hatred for people who do not believe in Islam?

Can you please explain the following Koran verses to me?:

KORAN QUOTES AGAINST INFIDELS 2:191, And slay them wherever ye catch them. 4:84, Then fight in Allah's cause. 4:141, And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers. 5:33, The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter. 8:12, I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them. 8:17, It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah. 8:60, Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly. 8:65, O Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers. 9:5, But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem. 9:14, Fight them, and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you (to victory) over them, heal the breasts of Believers, 9:23, O ye who believe! take not for protectors your fathers and your brothers if they love infidelity above Faith: if any of you do so, they do wrong. 9:28, O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque. 9:29, Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book (Jews), until they pay the Jizya (tax) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. 9:39, Unless ye go forth, (for Jihad) He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. 9:73, O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell - an evil refuge indeed. 9:111, Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Koran 9:123, O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him. 22:9, (Disdainfully) bending his side, in order to lead (men) astray from the Path of Allah: for him there is disgrace in this life, and on the Day of Judgment We shall make him taste the Penalty of burning (Fire). 22:19-22, These two antagonists dispute with each other about their Lord: But those who deny (their Lord),- for them will be cut out a garment of Fire: over their heads will be poured out boiling water. With it will be scalded what is within their bodies, as well as (their) skins. In addition there will be maces of iron (to punish) them. Every time they wish to get away therefrom, from anguish, they will be forced back therein, and (it will be said), "Taste ye the Penalty of Burning!" 25:52, So obey not the disbelievers, but strive against them herewith with a great endeavour. 25:68, Those who invoke not, with Allah, any other god, nor slay such life as Allah has made sacred except for just cause, nor commit fornication; - and any that does this (not only) meets punishment. (But) the Penalty on the Day of Judgment will be doubled to him, and he will dwell therein in ignominy. 37:22-23, "Bring ye up", it shall be said, "The wrong-doers and their wives, and the things they worshipped- Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire! 47:4, Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. 48:13, And if any believe not in Allah and His Messenger, We have prepared, for those who reject Allah, a Blazing Fire! 48:29, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. 69:30-37, (The stern command will say): "Seize ye him, and bind ye him, And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire. Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits! This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High. And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent! So no friend hath he here this Day. Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds, Which none do eat but those in sin."

Please help me, Mr. Nawash, to understand Islam by explaining the above quotes. Thank you!

Well, two or three days later, my blog was carried on his website, HOWEVER, the Koran Quotes Against Infidels were missing, which negated the very raison d'etre of my inquiry.

I contend, from this and other evidence, that the FMC is just another front for Moderate Islam. As Nazia Khan titled his own edifying blog, "Moderate Muslims are more deadly." The one term that comes to mind concerning the FMC is: "We have a viper in our nest!" And there are many more "respectable" groups just like the FMC, preparing the way for the radicals to do their dirty deeds by first lulling us all into a false sense of security. And this duplicitous group enjoys a cozy relationship with the White House!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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