Thursday, July 19, 2007

Radical? Majority? Or it don't really matter

Okay, The Ghost has got to talk about it. He heard another story about Muslims killing more innocent folks and the news guy called them Radicals like he's been trained to do. The news guy is also trained to say Islamo-fascists but that's a mouth full so The Ghost understands. This time it was Pakistan, and their king or whatever he's supposed to be is fighting them. The Ghost yawned, cause this kind of stuff just ain't news anymore.

Then he got pissed off. Then he started thinking more, it usually happens to him in that order anyway.

When will the radicals be called just regular true believers in Islam? Are you a radical as long as you're not part of the majority? Yeah okay whatever, most Muslims are peace loving folks who just want to work and raise their kids blah blah blah. The Ghost thinks a pretty big chunk of the earth's Muslims don't mind at all when a lady straps a bomb belt on and blows up a police station or a restaurant or a school. If it's in Jerusalem jack it up to 80%. Take your hand away from your mouth cuz you believe it too.

Well let's say The Ghost is wrong, and only 10% of Muslims support these terrorists. The Ghost isn't a big math guy, but that means about 100,000,000 Muslims. Are you a radical if you've got that many fans?

According to Serviam! (06/21/07 A Threat From Within) The Ghost is a radical because he don't think abortion is ok but three fourths of Catholics do. But since The Church teaches that abortion is wrong, The Ghost calls himself a true believer in The Faith and if he has to be a Radical too that's OK with him.

Well, that's the rub for Muslims, ain't it? Do all those peaceful child rearing Muslims out there reject the Radicals, the way The Ghost would if some crazed Christo-fascist bombed a mosque? Do they speak out? If 900,000,000 of them thought this stuff was wrong, you'd think they could get 4 or 5 to come on TV and say so.

1 comment:

S. Rushdie said...

I sometimes wonder if violent Muslims are the devout, and those who claim the faith isn’t violent just lukewarm believers. It’s true that the Old Testament has some tough things in it, but unlike the Quran, it is not a series of commands directed at every believer. I know it’s not politically correct to say that Islam is violent by its very nature, so I won’t. I’ll let the Quran speak for itself:

Sura (2:191) - And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]

Sura (2:216) - Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.

Sura (3:56) - As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.

Sura (3:151) - Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority. This speaks directly of killing Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be 'joining companions to Allah').

Sura (4:74) - Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.

Sura (4:76) - Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…
Sura (4:89) - They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks

Sura (4:95) - Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-

Sura (5:33) - The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement

Sura (8:12) - I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them

Sura (8:15) - O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey's end.

Sura (8:39) - And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah

Sura (8:57) - If thou comest on
them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.

Sura (8:59-60) - And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah's Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy

Sura (9:5) - So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them

Sura (9:14) - Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace...

Sura (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, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Sura (9:30) - And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!

Sura (9:73) - O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination

Sura (9:88) - But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper.

Sura (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 Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.

Sura (9:123) - O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness

Sura (21:44) - We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them; See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win?

Sura (25:52) - Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness, with the (Qur'an). "Strive against" is Jihad, obviously not in the personal context. It's also significant to point out that this is a Meccan verse.

Sura (47:4) - So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners,

Sura (47:35) - Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost: for Allah is with you,

Sura (48:17) - There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.

Sura (48:29) - Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves

Sura (61:4) - Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way
Sura (61:10-12) - O ye who believe! Shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty?- That ye believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that ye strive (your utmost) in the Cause of Allah, with your property and your persons: That will be best for you, if ye but knew! He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of Eternity. This verse was given in battle. It uses the Arabic word, Jihad.

Sura (66:9) - O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end.