Sunday, April 22, 2018
Mike Butler: Islam, blood, and slavery
When the 9/11 attacks occurred in the United States, he felt the attacks were justified, albeit misguided, even though he had abandoned Islamic religious rituals.
After 9/11, Khan started reading the religious texts of Islam, the Quran, Sunnah, and prophetic biographies, texts that he had not read in 35 years.
He was shocked. He had grown up believing that the prophet Muhammad was the ideal human, the most merciful and just person in history, and that the religion was the most peaceful religion.
But the Quran read like a manifesto of open-ended war against non-Muslims with the goal of converting them to Islam or subjugating them into degraded dhimmi subjects.
He found that the three pillars of Islam are the use of violence to spread Islam, imperialism, and slavery. He put his findings into a new book titled Jihad: Blood and slavery from Muhammad to ISIS.
Islam is believed to be the final monotheistic religion of the Abrahamic school, with Allah, the Islamic God, being the same as the God of Jews and Christians, according to the six-page chapter on basic beliefs.
Muhammad’s life is told in detail in the 96-page Chapter 3, that also covers the years 570 to 632 and includes the first 28 battles that drove the initial spread of Islam.
Chapter 4 looks at the forceful propagation of Islam from 623 to 1258, linking armed conflict with the scriptures that legitimised violent expansion, as well as the sequence of utterances from Muslim scholars.
Arab-Islamic imperialism drove the first century of rapid expansion, as detailed in Chapter 5, that resulted in an Islamic empire that unified the Arabian Peninsula, and spread from Spain and Portugal in the west, across northern Africa, the Middle East, to China, Afghanistan, and India.
Islam’s predations upon India, from the capture of Sindh in 712 to Sepoy Mutiny in 1857, as shown in Chapter 6, worsened existing cultural practices there such as widows burning themselves to death on the funeral pyres of their husbands, child marriage, the caste system, ritual robbery and murder (thuggee), and the mass self-immolation by royal women to avoid capture, enslavement and rape.
Chapter 7 devotes 79 pages to the issue of Islamic slavery, looking at the Quranic sanction of slavery, the prophetic model, the enslavement of Muslims in India, the status, fate, and suffering of slaves, the continuation and revival of slavery in Muslim countries, and how Muslims are bringing slavery to the West.
This is an important book that has come at a time when a number of Western nations have foolishly opened their borders to Islamic pretend-refugees who are now living among us. Be warned.
Jihad: Blood and slavery from Muhammad to ISIS, M.A. Khan, 440 pages, illustrated, Yuleton Publishing, $45. See firstname.lastname@example.org
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