* Not that this has anything to do with Islam: of course not. Real Muslims wouldn’t do a thing like that. That is, if we were to believe Sherifa Zuhur, who is pulling the Islamic wool over the eyes and ears of young students at the US War College.
Sherifa wouldn’t want them to know that kidnapping and abduction has a 1400 year-old tradition in Islam, practiced by Muhammad and his gang of marauding murderers and thieves, even glorified in Koran & hadith, as we can see here:
Â We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliqand took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them.Â So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid conception).Â But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born. (Sahih Muslim, Book 008,Â Number 3371)
Abu Said al-Khudri said: The apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him)Â were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers.Â So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Quranic verse, ‘And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess’. That is to say, they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Volume 2, Number 2150) More…
* There is, of course, much, much more. Like the million white women who were abducted from the shores of Europe over aÂ millennium, when the Muhammedan pirates raided the European coast regularly for ‘booty’ Â For Sharifa Zuhur, or any Muslim, to deny that kidnapping, rape and abduction is not glorified in Islam is in fact denying Islam itself. We don’t think Sharifa Zuhur is such a bad Muslim that she denies Islam. But she obviously has other reasons to sugarcoat the Islam she teaches to those young recruits at the US War College.
Here are some books on the subject:
“White Cargo” Don Jordan
“Christian Slaves,Muslim Masters”, Robert C. Davis
“White Slaves,African Masters”, Paul Baepler
“Piracy,Slavery and Redemption” DJ Vitkus
“The Barbary Corsairs:Warfare in the Mediterranean”, Jacques Heers
“Slavery,Terrorism & Islam” Peter Hammond
AP/MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Muslim rebels abducted three employees of a lending company but one managed to escape _ part of a wave of kidnappings in the southern Philippines that authorities acknowledged Wednesday (4 Feb) they were unable to curb.
The armed rebels seized the three while they were traveling back to their office on a motorcycle with their cash collection late Tuesday (3 Feb). A marine and police manhunt was under way, provincial police chief Salik Macapantar said.
The latest abductions followed Monday’s (2 Feb) kidnapping of a businessman in Jolo by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, the capture of three teachers last week and the seizure of Red Cross workers last month _ all in the south, the scene of a decades-long rebellion by Muslim separatists.
During the latest kidnapping, which took place in Maluso township in southern Basilan province, one of the victims escaped from the gunmen, allegedly led by a Moro National Liberation Front guerrilla identified only as Commander Abugao.
The three rebels fled with their hostages and money toward a mountainous area, Macapantar said.
The rebel group signed a peace accord with the government in 1996 but many of its members kept their firearms and continued to live as outlaws.
Abugao may also have links with the Abu Sayyaf, a smaller but more violent al-Qaida-linked group that has been blamed for most of the recent kidnappings on Basilan and nearby Jolo island.
Basilan’s 618 police have tried in vain to stop the kidnappings in the predominantly Muslim province of more than 300,000 people.
“We need more policemen,” Macapantar said.
“Before, our strategy was to identify the possible targets who are prominent businessmen, the moneyed residents in the area. But now everyone is a target,” said military spokesman Lt. Col. Ernesto Torres said.
On Monday, elusive Abu Sayyaf commanders Albader Parad and Radullan Sahiron, long wanted by U.S. and Philippine authorities for suspected involvement in several terror attacks and high-profile kidnappings, reportedly signed a letter addressed to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo demanding troops leave the area as a condition for the release of the three international Red Cross workers kidnapped on Jan 12. The military rejected the demand.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said the hostages were in good condition and able to phone their Manila office regularly.
Three teachers were separately abducted on Basilan last week.Â (By HRVOJE HRANJSKI/ AP)
Associated Press writer Jim Gomez contributed to this report.