Trump is not responsible for negative views of Islam. Mohammedans are.

The Media’s Cheery Ignorance about Islam’s Hostile Ideology

by A. Z. Mohamed

  • It is not the president who is spreading the idea that “Islam is an inherently hostile ideology,” that “Muslims are enemies of Christians and Jews” and that “Muslims have always had a comprehensive, actionable, and jihadist plan to take over” — but rather the Quran itself.
  • In other words:
  • Islam does not recognize Judaism or Christianity as religions.
  • Muslims are enemies of, and must fight, Jews and Christians.
  • Muslims will never be satisfied until all people submit to the beliefs of Islam and the laws of sharia.

US President Donald Trump repeatedly rebukes the media for “dishonest” coverage and “fake news.”

Despite its fury over the accusations, however, the press continues to prove him right — albeit inadvertently.

Take a recent New York Times piece as an example. In their article, titled “Trump Pushes Dark View of Islam to Center of U.S. Policy-Making” (Feb. 1), authors Scott Shane, Matthew Rosenberg, and Eric Lipton cite a questionable source — Prof. Asma Afsaruddin of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University — to prove their point that the president is promoting a “master narrative that pits the Muslim world against the West.” This, they claim, appeals to Trump supporters, “who know nothing of Muslims or Islam beyond news reports of terrorist attacks.”

Although Americans may be more familiar with Islamist attacks in Europe, North America, North Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent than with the perpetrators or the religion, it is the Quran’s content, the Prophet Muhammad’s sayings and conduct and current fatwas that, regardless of Trump’s rhetoric, have driven a wedge between the Muslim world and the West.

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has called for the demolition of churches in the Arabian Peninsula, in accordance with Islamic law (Image source: PressTV video screenshot)

Indeed, contrary to what The New York Times piece asserts, it is not the president who is spreading the idea that “Islam is an inherently hostile ideology,” that “Muslims are enemies of Christians and Jews” and that “Muslims have always had a comprehensive, actionable, and jihadist plan to take over” — but rather the Quran itself.

The following Quranic verses, still in wide use today, serve to illustrate:

  1. “O you who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Auliya’ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya’, then surely he is one of them.” (5: 51)
  2. “And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allah… Allah’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!” (9:30).
  3. “Among those who are Jews, there are some who displace words from (their) right places… Allah has cursed them for their disbelief…” (4:47).
  4. The Jews say: “Allah’s Hand is tied up (i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty).” Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered…Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allah extinguished it; and they (ever) strive to make mischief on earth.” (5: 64).

In other words:

  • Islam does not recognize Judaism or Christianity as religions.
  • Muslims are enemies of, and must fight, Jews and Christians.
  • Muslims will never be satisfied until all people submit to the beliefs of Islam and the laws of Sharia.

Muslim apologists always cite the Quranic verse below to highlight a different side of Islam:

“Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion nor drove you out of your homes.” (60: 8).

Here is the problem, however. According to a strict interpretation of the verse, anyone or anything perceived as “fighting against you” is fair game for violence. Thus, even the slightest criticism or satirical portrayal of Islam, the Quran, Muhammad or Muslims – whether in books, movies, newspaper articles, cartoons or speeches — can be construed not only as legitimate targets for attack, but as religiously mandated ones.

Indeed, the Quran orders Muslims to fight against “those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah(taxes) with willing submission…” (9:29); not to take the Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims as friends; and deal justly and kindly only with those who have not fought them, driven them out of their lands or made a mockery of Islam [emphasis added].

Shane, Rosenberg and Lipton attempt to paint those who hold Trump’s view of radical Muslims with the kind of ignorance that they themselves possess and display. Unfortunately, their position appeals to many non-Muslims uneducated in the ways of Islam. Worse, it facilitates jihadist machinations.

No wonder Trump has been calling out the media for false reporting.

A. Z. Mohamed is a Muslim born and raised in the Middle East.

 

2 thoughts on “Trump is not responsible for negative views of Islam. Mohammedans are.”

  1. To make a point …
    Trump is not responsible for negative views of Islam. Mohammedans islams are. [sic]

    I repeat !
    and Again …. I repeat !!
    and Again …. I repeat !!!
    Purge … islam Globally
    • incarcerate the masters of the islam appeasing politicians
    • incarcerate the islam appeasing politicians politicals … etc
    • jail the non-islam suicidal self-hater (aka Lefts/Marxists) islam assistors and demonstrators
    • purge islam … Globally
    • pulverise every mosque
    +
    • purge the non-islam criminal African Tribals (some are aka Sudanese)
    (Return Australia to be islam & Criminal African tribal FREE)

    What happens … otherwise
    1. islams force non-islams to convert to islam.
    2. islams force non-islams “of the book” (ie. Christians/Jews) to “willingly” agree to be slaves of islam.
    3. islams rape plunder then kill all non-islams “of the book” (ie. Christians/Jews) who will not convert or be willingly enslaved and not of the book non-islams who wont convert … to islam.
    (… the three tenets of islam)

    How stupid do our hierarchy sound …
    includes our current “elected” PM Malcolm BlighT …
    now even to themselves !!!

    Article contents are ALWAYS about the SAME islam situation!
    My comments are ALWAYS enumerating the same solution !!!

    Purge islam … Globally !!!
    The Only Solution to the mind plague that is islam !!!
    islam is a total disease of the body brain mind soul and spirit of islams!!!

  2. It should never be allowed by backwards people to be considered “illegal” to accuse these criminals (muslims) of their crimes, allegedly because the painful truth might offend them or hurt their feelings, and so “make” them commit even more crimes!

    No problem was ever solved by ignoring it, and we aren’t doing even any of these muslims (whose own ancestors were among Muhammad’s first victims) any favours by going along with any of their historic lies and alibi excuses for their crimes.

    Pretending islam is just another religion like all the others, hijacked by some con-men, is wrong.

    That’s only a parochial, Western-based and ethnocentrist approach to islam.

    Islam is NOT only not a real religion which could be and is sometimes only occasionally misunderstood and/or taken advantage of by a few evil persons.

    It’s not also – as are all the other, “real” religions – only an opinion presented as a fact (i.e: only a simple case of delusive criminal fraud)!

    Islam is really an actual threat to everyone because IT says it is, not because we misinterpreted it.

    The Qur’an is more than just another flawed book of confusing, contradictory superstitious nonsense, it’s evil.

    The Qur’an is a clearly-written, us-versus-them hate-crime book, endorsing a permanent might-makes-right death-threat. In fact, it’s quite accurate to note that the Qur’an is what you’d get if Hitler had written the Bible.

    The Qur’an tells it’s muslim mind-slaves that they are in fact SO “superior” to all the non-members of their war and plunder cult, that it’s not only their right, but also their holy duty to their god, to extort, enslave, and murder all the non-muslims in the world, simply for the “crime” of not being muslims!

    SO -and according to only their own Eastern histories – islam has an official 1,400 year history of “holy” lies, extortions, robberies, tortures, arsons, kindappings, slaveries, rapes and 270 million murders: that’s OVER A QUARTER-BILLION INNOCENTS SACRIFICED TO ALLAH, so far!

    For a detailed breakdown of historical islamic depredations by region and era, just Google for: “Tears of Jihad.”

    Islam has a larger death-tally than that of EVERYONE ELSE, both secular and religious, COMBINED, and with an historical average of less than 1% of the global population to have committed it with, too!

    Do the math: 270 million divided by 1,400 is almost 200,000 per year, or over 500 per day, or over 20 per hour or about one person every three minutes being murdered by Muslims ever since Islam was founded.

    So, simply and precisely because of their “THOU SHALT KILL!” cultural indoctrination, MUSLIMS ARE STILL FROM BETWEEN FOUR AND SEVERAL HUNDRED TIMES MORE LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN MURDER (and all other crimes,) THAN EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD!

    Islam is the greatest ongoing threat to humanity the world has ever yet known. But, to leftopaths, when islamic terrorists attack Infidels and then the infidel says please stop, that is the cause of the attack.

    The Qur’an and islam itself should be banned, and all muslims resisted and exiled, because everything muslims pretend to believe is “holy” is already a crime!

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