What Else Does President Obama Need To Know?
(No need to Â ask this question. Better to ask what he doesn’t know.)
Islamic Scriptural Mandates For Muslims Regarding Non-Muslims
In order to establish the incontrovertible fact that Islam is, and always has been since its founding, at war with all civilizations and societies that are not ruled under Islamic Sharia law, excerpts from the primary Islamic source documents, the Quran and Sharia, are quoted below in italics.
The QuranÂ Note: Information in parentheses “( )” is explanatory interpretation in the original source translation, while information in brackets “[ ]” is explanatory interpretation added by author.
2:216: “Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not”Â [Allah has decreed that Jihad is the duty of every Muslim, regardless of personal desires, because Allah knows the value of things better than his followers do].
5:33: “Indeed, the penalty for thoseÂ Â [non-Muslims]Â who wage war against Allah and His Messenger[Muhammad]Â and strive upon earth (to cause) corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment . . .”
5:48: “And WeÂ [Allah]Â have revealed to you, (O Muhammad), the Book in truthÂ [Quran], confirming that which preceded it of the ScriptureÂ [the Jewish and Christian Old & New testaments]Â and as a criterionÂ [domination]Â over it. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their inclinations away from what has come to you of the truthÂ [that is, reject Jewish and Christian theologies]. To each of you WeÂ [Allah]Â prescribed a lawÂ [Islamic Sharia]Â and a methodÂ [Five Pillars of Islam].”
5:51: “O you, who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are (in fact) allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is (one) of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoingÂ [Jewish and Christian]Â people.”
8:12: “When your Lord inspiredÂ [announced]Â Â to the angels, ‘I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved (in Islam), so strike (them) upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip’.”
8:39: “And fight themÂ [non-Muslims]Â until there is no fitnaÂ [disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief]Â and (until) the religion, all of it, is for Allah.”Â Â
8:59: ” And let not those who disbelieve (in Allah) think they will escape. Indeed, they will not cause failure (to Allah).”Â Â
9:5: Â “And when the sacred monthsÂ [four periods during the year when tribal warfare was forbidden by mutual tribal agreement on the Arabian peninsula in Muhammad’s time]Â have passed, then kill the polytheistsÂ [Christians who believe in the Trinity, animists, and idolators]Â wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakatÂ [which is charity only for fellow Muslims, and/or funding for jihad], let them (go) on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.Â [Kill those who do not receive Islam as their faith, but spare those who convert to Islam.]”Â
9:29: Â “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last DayÂ [Islamic eschatology]Â and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His MessengerÂ [Muhammad]Â have made unlawfulÂ [that is, do not practice Islamic Sharia jurisprudence]Â and who do not adopt the religion of truthÂ [Islam]Â from those[Jews and Christians]Â who were given the Scripture Â [the Jewish and Christian Old & New testaments]Â – (fight) until they give the jizyaÂ [Muslim submission tax for non-Muslims]Â willingly while they are humbled.”Â
9:73: “O Prophet, fight against the disbelieversÂ [non-Muslims]Â and the hypocritesÂ [unfaithful Muslims]and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination.”Â
9:111: ” Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties (in exchange) for that they will haveÂ ParadiseÂ [a heavenly brothel with unlimited sex and wine for eternity]. They fight in the cause of AllahÂ [against non-Muslims], so they kill and are killed.”
Â 9:123: ” O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the disbelieversÂ [non-Muslims]Â and let them find in you harshness. And know that Allah is with the righteous.”Â
24:52: And whoever obeys Allah and His MessengerÂ [Muhammad]Â Â and fears Allah and is conscious of Him – it is those who are the attainersÂ [victors]. [The triumphalism contained in this sura is the main article of Islamic faith because Muslims believe that Allah’s guarantee that Islam will rule the earth justifies their suicide sacrifice in jihad.].Â
45:18: “Then WeÂ [Allah]Â put you, (O Muhammad), on an ordained wayÂ [Islamic Sharia law]Â concerning the matter (of religion); so follow it and do not follow the inclinations of those who do not knowÂ [non-Muslims].”Â
47:4: “So when you meet those who disbelieve (in battle), strike (their) necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either (confer) favor afterwards or ransom (them) until the war lays down its burdens. That (is the command).”Â
61:9: Â “It is HeÂ [Allah]Â who sent His MessengerÂ [Muhammad]Â with guidance and the religion of truth[Islam]Â Â to manifest it over all religion, although those who associate others with Allah dislike itÂ [even though the infidels may resist].”Â
98:6:Â “Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture [“People of the Book” who are Jews and Christians] and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures.”Â
SHARIA o9.0 JIHADÂ [Islamic Sharia: the code of law derived from the Quran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed; the body of doctrines that regulate all aspects of the lives of those who profess Islam.]Â
O: Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion.Â
The scriptural basis for jihad, prior to scholarly consensus is such Quranic verses as:Â
(1) “Fighting is prescribed for youÂ [Muslims]” (Quran 2:216);Â
(2) “Slay themÂ [non-Muslims]Â wherever you find them” (Quran 4:89);Â
(3) “Fight the idolatorsÂ [non-Muslims]Â utterly” (Quran 9:36);Â
and such hadithsÂ [reports of statements or actions of Muhammad]Â as the ones related by Bukhari and MuslimÂ [two biographers of Muhammad]Â that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: Â Â Â
“I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakatÂ [which is charity only for fellow Muslims, and/or funding for jihad].Â If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah”; and the hadith reported by Muslim,Â
“To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it . . .”
Â THE OBLIGATORY CHARACTER OF JIHAD
Â o9.1 Jihad is a communal obligation . . . “He who provides the equipment for a soldier in jihad has himself performed jihad . . .”
Â o9.2 Jihad is personally obligatory upon all those present in the battle lines . . .Â
Â o9.3 Jihad is also obligatory for everyone able to perform it, male or female, old or young . . .Â
Â WHO IS OBLIGED TO FIGHT IN JIHAD
Â o9.4 Those called upon to perform jihad when it is a communal obligation are every able bodied man who has reached puberty and is sane . . .
Â THE OBJECTIVES OF JIHAD
Â o9.8 The caliphÂ [the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth]Â makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)Â [Muslim submission tax for non-Muslims]Â Â . . . in accordance with the word of Allah Most High, “Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last DayÂ [Islamic eschatology]Â and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbiddenÂ [that is, do not practice Islamic Sharia jurisprudence]Â Â – who do not practice the religion of truthÂ [Islam]Â . . . until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Quran 9.29) . . .
Â o9.9 The caliph fights all other peoplesÂ [secular atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, aminists, and idolators]until they become Muslim . . . .
Analyzing Islamic Scriptural Mandates For Muslims Regarding Non-Muslims
There areÂ 109 verses (suras) in the QuranÂ that call for Muslims to war on non-Muslims in order to install the total dominance of Islam over all other belief systems, secular and religious, worldwide. The seventeen Quranic verses quoted above are only a sample of some of the often-cited suras that urge Muslims to subdue non-Muslims in order to establish Islam’s unchallenged supremacy. As is very apparent, some of these Islamic supremacy suras are quite graphic in describing the bodily mutilations that Muslims should inflict on non-Muslims on the way to establishing Allah’s kingdom on earth. The excerpts from the Islamic Sharia law give added emphasis and force to the Quranic sura mandates.
Furthermore, Muhammad is considered by faithful Muslims to be “the perfect man,” who should be imitated by all Muslims. Therefore, in the Islamic Sharia where Muhammad is quoted as saying, “I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,” Muslims are being exhorted by their jurisprudence and code of living to follow Muhammad’s example and participate in jihad in order to establish the dominance of Islam through adherence to the laws of Islam (Quran suras 5:48 & 45:18), that is, to the Islamic Sharia. Since, according to Islamic doctrine, the Allah-dictated Islamic Sharia cannot be subordinate to any man-conceived legal system; therefore, the Sharia and the U.S. Constitution are inherently irreconcilable adversarial legal systems and codes for living.
President Obama’s Counterfactual Statements About Islam
“America and Islam are not exclusiveÂ and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
“I made clear that AmericaÂ is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”
“Islam is not part of the problemÂ in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”
“. . .Â throughout history, Islam has demonstratedÂ through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”
“Islam has a proud traditionÂ of tolerance.”
“So let there be no doubt: Islam is a part of America.”
“These rituals remind us of the principlesÂ that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”
“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
“In ancient timesÂ and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”
“. . .Â if you actually took the numberÂ of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world”.
It is impossible for any honest, intelligent person to read the quotes from the Quran and Islamic Sharia above and conclude that President Obama is telling them the truth about Islam. In fact, contrary to Obama’s assertion, we are at war with Islam because Islam has been at war with all non-Islamic civilizations and societies that are not under the Sharia legal system since the religion’s inception and Muhammad declared, “I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” According to Islamic Sharia law, once subdued by the “soldiers of Allah,” the non-Muslim has only three options: 1) convert to Islam; 2) submit, acknowledge the superiority Islam by paying annual jizya, which is “extortion-protection money,” or 3) fight to the death.
Muslims who undertake Islamic jihad do not become “radicalized,” they simply become religious Muslims who are carrying out Islam’s basic purpose, which is to Islamize the world through imposition of the Islamic Sharia law. The Sharia and the U.S. Constitution are incompatible.
President Obama’s dishonest depiction of a benign Islam that he has presented to the American people is utterly false. The unanswered question for U.S. national security is: Why?
Â Col. Thomas Snodgrass,Â USAF (retired) served over a year in Peshawar, Pakistan, working with Pakistani military intelligence, and he was variously an Intelligence Officer or an International Politico-Military Affairs Officer in assignments in six other foreign countries during a thirty-year military career. Additionally, he was awarded a year’s educational sabbatical teaching and writing as an Air Force Research Associate at the Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami, Florida. He has taught history at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona, for ten years after his military service.
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Fundamentally Freund: President Barack Obama and much of the Western press seem to have difficulty saying in close proximity to one another: ‘Islamic’ and ‘terror.’
In a dastardly attack on April 15, two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, killing three people, wounding 264 others and leaving more than two dozen amputees. A week later, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that they had arrested two people in a plot to attack a passenger train heading to Toronto from New York.
There were other incidents as well. On April 18, gunmen stormed a hotel in the Kenyan town of Garissa and sprayed bullets into the restaurant, killing 10.
And on April 28, two assassins opened fire on army intelligence officers in the town of Lamitan in the Philippines, killing two people.
What all these episodes have in common is one highly conspicuous fact: they were all carried out by Muslim terrorists bent on killing as many “infidels” as possible.
Indeed, despite an ongoing avalanche of violence being perpetrated around the world by Muslim extremists, there are two words President Barack Obama and much of the Western press seem to have difficulty saying in close proximity to one another: “Islamic” and “terror.”
They would rather soothe themselves – and us – into complacency, as if refusing to call something by its name will magically make it go away.
Take, for example, a May 4 Associated Press story about the prison sentence being sought by US prosecutors against Manssor Arbabsiar for his 2011 plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington. Arbabsiar, who admitted that he had been sent by Iranian intelligence and that he had “no problem” with the possibility of causing mass casualties, is described by the AP as a “Texas man” and a “US citizen with an Iranian passport,” as though either of these had anything to do with his motivation.
Nowhere in the story does the vaunted news agency bother to state what we all know: Arbabsiar was an Islamic terrorist.
This kind of self-deception and denial might provide some fleeting sense of comfort, but it obscures the very nature of the threat that we are all facing. It is bad enough that the media is playing this game, but it is far more worrisome that the Obama administration is doing so as well.
As commentator Charles Krauthammer recently pointed out, Obama “won’t use any words that might imply a connection between radical Islam and terrorism, which anyone over the age of nine knows is the single greatest cause of terror in the world today. This matters because you have to be clear with your own people about who the enemy is.”
Making matters worse is the fact that we like to lie to ourselves and stress repeatedly that moderation prevails in the Muslim world and that only a small band of Islamic extremists support the use of violence.
If only that were the case! But the facts most assuredly indicate otherwise.
On April 30, the Pew Research Center issued the results of a wide-ranging survey, “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society,” which entailed more than 38,000 face-to-face interviews conducted in over 80 languages with Muslims on four continents.
Among the more chilling findings – and there are plenty – relate to the question of support for suicide bombings. It turns out that 40 percent of Palestinians, 29% of Egyptians and 15% of Jordanians say they believe suicide bombings and other attacks targeting civilians are justified to defend Islam.
At first glance this may look reassuring; a majority of those surveyed disagree.
But consider how vast the number of people supporting such attacks is: out of Egypt’s population of 82.5 million, a whopping 24 million think it is OK to strap explosives to one’s chest and detonate them in a crowd of innocent people. If even 1% of these Egyptians are willing to actually carry out such an attack, it would mean there are a potential 240,000 suicide bombers in the Nile state alone.
And the problem is not confined to the Middle East.
According to Pew, nearly 1 in 5 Malaysians, 1 in 4 Bangladeshis and 1 in 7 Pakistanis also endorse suicide attacks. That translates into 5 million Malaysians, 37 million Bangladeshis and 23 million Pakistanis who see nothing wrong with suicide bombings.
Sure, there are plenty of honest and decent Muslims out there who want peace and quiet. But it is time we stop deceiving ourselves into thinking that moderate Islam is more prevalent than it really is. To win the war of civilizations that is currently taking place, we need to recognize the cold, hard truth that is staring us all in the face: there are tens of millions of Islamic extremists out there who support jihad against Israel and the West.
And no amount of wishful thinking or political correctness is going to make them go away.