"Hostage Taking is Un-Islamic"

Thats what Sherifa Zuhur is teaching unsuspecting recruits at the US Army War College. In reality,  kidnapping, hostage taking, raping captured women and selling them as slaves or for ransom is all part and parcel of Mohammedan warfare and tradition that goes back to the meshugga prophet.

Al Qaeda: “We Will Murder French & Italian Hostages if You Don’t Release our Brothers”

Jawa Report

Good news: al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Northwest Africa) did not kill Italian Sergio Cicala and Pierre Camatte, from France as they had promised.

Bad news: they’re giving Italy and France 25 more days to exert pressure on the government of Mali to release members of AQIM. After that the two hostages will be murdered.

Related News from Jawa & Pak Tribune:

American Kidnapped in Iraq by Shia Islamists

American Bowe Bergdahl in Taliban hostage video

Taliban Threaten to Murder American Hostage Pfc. Bergdahl if al Qaeda Operative Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Not Released (UPDATE: Siddiqui’s family working with Taliban, but, you know, she’s innocent or something)

France and Italy have a long tradition of caving in to the demands of terrorists over hostages. While this may save the lives of today’s hostages, it also leads to more hostage taking. Such a strategy leads to more hostage taking and deaths.

We demand the hostages be set free without any conditions or any quid pro quo. Hostage taking is barbaric and exposes al Qaeda as the murderous thugs that they are. If you support this, you too are a barbarian.

Unfortunately for Muslims, the taking of slaves and hostages in battle was a practice endorsed by Muhammad. The practice is clearly evil. Either Muhammad wasn’t a prophet, or his example (sunnah) in many cases should not be followed.

Latest news on Paul and Rachel Chandler, who were kidnapped by Somali pirates in October: hostage takers warn the couple could be sold to al-Qaeda

Paul Chandler (L) being examined by Somali doctor Abdi Mohamed Helmi ‘Hangul’


Jihadists in Mali free French hostage

“As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” — Al-Mawardi, al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah, (The Laws of Islamic Governance).

This one seems to have been ransomed in exchange for prisoners.

“French hostage freed in Mali,” by Angela Doland for The Associated Press, February 23: via JW

11 thoughts on “"Hostage Taking is Un-Islamic"”

  1. I realize you wouldn’t want to let factual accuracy get in the way of a “witty” zinger, but I wanted to comment on your statement, “Thats what Sherifa Zuhur is teaching unsuspecting recruits at the US Army War College. ”

    Dr. Zuhur left the faculty of the US Army War College in the spring of 2009

    While on the fauclty of the US Army War College, Dr. Zuhur was a researcher and writer, not a teacher. She did guest teach a few classes but did not design courses and curriculum.

    The students at the US Army War College are not “unsuspecting recruits.” They are lieutenant colonels, colonels, and the civilian equivalents.

    Peace out.

    1. ‘Steve Metz”, thank you for disabusing me.

      The report about Sherifa Zuhur is factually accurate and witnessed.

      Zuhur, like so many Mohammedans who peddle falsehood and untruths behind (what they perceive to be) enemy lines, was an infil-traitor and an enemy agent. If she was doing ‘research’, then that means she was spying for the enemy, if she was teaching nonsense like “hostage taking is un-Islamic”, then that is exactly the kind of falsehood and nonsense that we here expose.

      Your last paragraph confirms that the situation is worse than assumed. Neither recruits or officers should be fed enemy propaganda.

      Thank you for your update.

  2. * She did guest teach a few classes but did not design courses and curriculum.



    Alumna Profile: Sherifa Zuhur

    [What are your main responsibilities at the US Army War College?

    I determine key research topics of interest to the military and foreign policy community and write monographs on these subjects. I provide special lectures, briefings and training sessions at the Institute and to other Army units on political, religious and cultural factors impacting operations, security and counterterrorism. I advise students who are completing Special Research Projects, a component of a special Master’s degree, and I guest lecture on topics like the Arab media, political violence and Islamism. I am also used as a resource for local or doctrinal matters, about the impact of very current events, or even how to pronounce an Arabic name.]

  3. Sorry, but no. As of the time of this writing, Dr. Zuhur is NOT “teaching unsuspecting recruits at the US Army War College.” That statement is simply false. But, again, I realize that truth is not a criterion.

    And, Mullah, did you happen to notice that the snippet you posted reinforced my points? Let me run through it again:

    Dr. Zuhur is no longer affiliated with the Army War College
    While affiliated with the Army War College, Dr. Zuhur was not a course director.
    The students at the Army War College are not “recruits.”

  4. Shaykhyermami. Cease and desist your slander! I don’t condone kidnapping, or violence. I have explained why Muslims are not allowed (religiously) to engage in violence against prisoners in the context of historical examples, see the monograph, Islamic Rulings on War co-authored with Youssef Aboul Enein. There are NO “Muhammadans” as we do not worship Muhammad! Dr. Metz’ is correct that we do not teach “gullible recruits” but he is wrong in suggesting that I did not teach Thanks to his perennial persecution, a sexual harassment complaint which the College refused to acknowledge, pro-Zionist slander like yours and Haaretz’ and the College’s discrimination, I am no longer on the faculty. My duties included research, writing, and teaching “when requested.” It is true that I was not a “course director” – but I did teach for several years in the Middle East Regional Course. I had input into curriculum, and my sophisticated students were not damaged by my religious views. I would have continued teaching but the course director admitted under oath that he was directed to not to allow me to teach, although he thereafter invited me to “guest-teach” twice. On one such occasion, SSI prevented me from lecturing 5 minutes before the lecture; on the second occasion, I gave the lecture w/o incident.

  5. Sherifa,
    No one is slandering you. If you want to be critical, then be critical on the rather significant “minority” of muslims who do believe violence against any non-muslim is justified. We see the results of their activities on a daily basis. If that disappears, then you can infer that islam a religion of peace – until that time you might spend your time convincing your fellow muslims to behave – all negative comment here on the muslim world is generated directly by muslims behaving in rather poor fashion!!!

  6. And the term “mohammedan” is a reference to your prophet, who in the cold light of verifiable history turns out to be someone you would not want in the neighbourhood. It is well known that you don’t worship the thing (mohammed), but when you take its excesses as being based on religious dogma, then you deserve every criticism – hence the moniker which is actually a caricature of your (muslim) behavior.

  7. * There are NO “Muhammadans” as we do not worship Muhammad!

    But there are “Islamists”, who follow allah and its false prophet Mo, just like any other muslim. What would an “islamist” worship; allah
    or islam?


    Does it really matter whether followers of allah and its false prophet are muslims, mohammedans, or islamists, when all are lost and likely to be drawn into the massive battle against Israel described in Ezekiel 38 and 39?

    “And I have called against him, to all My mountains a sword, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, The sword of each is against his brother.” (Ezekiel 38:21)

    [Thanks to his perennial persecution, a sexual harassment complaint which the College refused to acknowledge, pro-Zionist slander like yours and Haaretz’ and the College’s discrimination, I am no longer on the faculty. ]

    Where did you get your victim card? Can I get one too?

  8. Mullah,

    Muslims worship and emulate Muhammad. Islam is Muhammadanism. In the Koran, Allah exists only to confirm Muhammads whims, his evil deeds. Allah blesses and justifies Muhammads terror raids against the Jews. Allah threatens those who doubt Muhammad with torture and hellfire.

    ‘Allah” is Muhammads alter ego. Islam is Mohammedanism, Muslims are Muhammad worshipers. The Koran and the hadith glorifies and idolizes Muhammad, his followers are commanded to follow his commands, to emulate him and to kill and die for him. Mohammedans sing Muhammads praises on end. In fact, they glorify him, only to turn on a heel to tell you that “he was just a man”.

    If you insult the bloody profit of Islam you must be killed. Our ancestors were absolutely correct in calling this madness Mohammedanism and so should we. Its similar with the Koran: a torn Koran sends Mohammedans into the famous ‘fanatical frenzy which is more dangerous than hydrophobia in a dog’, so what you got is actually a trifecta, (not a trinity)

    Muhammad bargains with ‘Allah’, Allah ‘elevated Muhammad over all other prophets’, Allah “made the planets for him” (sic) and the Koran gives Mohammedans license to kill, rob, rape unbelievers and enjoy the spoils.

    Here’s a fartwa page, check it out!

    (Allah said to Prophet Muhammad, “Had it not been for you, I would not have created the planets.”).

    There’s more. There is always more.


    Muslim or Muhammedan?

    You are a Muhammedan. You worship not just Allah, but Mohammed with him – that’s what the Shehada calls out. Not to overlook the following verses from your Mein Kampf, er Quran:
    If you love Allah then follow Muhammad and Allah will forgive your sins…3:31
    Muhammad is the only person to be obeyed or followed blindly…3:32
    Obeying Allah and Muhammad (i.e., his examples) is mandatory…3:132
    Whoever obeys Allah and Muhammad is guaranteed Paradise…4:13
    Obeying Muhammad is obeying Allah…4:80
    Muslims must follow only what has been revealed to Muhammad…5:48
    Rejecting Muhammad is rejecting Allah’s revelations (Qur’an)…6:33
    Provisions (rules and examples) set by Allah and Muhammad is binding to all Muslims: there are no alternatives…33:36
    Allah has made Muhammad an excellent example for the believers to follow…33:21
    Obeying Allah and the apostle (Muhammad) is the highest achievement…33:71
    The believers must obey Allah and Muhammad lest Allah nullifies their works…47:33
    Pledging allegiance to Muhammad is pledging allegiance to Allah…48:10
    Allah has prepared a blazing fire for those who reject Allah and his apostle Muhammad…48:13
    Islam means submission or surrender; the believers must submit to Allah and Muhammad…49:14
    Those who reject Allah and His messenger (Muhammad) will be reduced to dust…58:5

    Here’s another rather interesting fartwa page that exemplifies the dualism and the duplicity in Islam:

    In his response to a question, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America, states:

    Muhammad is the boss:

    “There is no doubt that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is the best among all the creation of Allah. He has superiority over all human beings including all the Messengers and the Prophets of Allah. Allah Himself says in the Qur’an, “Those Messengers, We gave superiority (faddalna) to some over the others…” (Al-Baqarah: 253). Prophet Muhammad is also reported to have said in a number of authentic hadiths, “I am the leader of all the children of Adam, but I do not boast about it.” Allah gave Prophet Muhammad this honor. All prophets were sent to their own people for their own time (Ibrahim: 4), but Prophet Muhammad was sent to all people for all time to come (Saba’: 28). Allah sent Prophet Muhammad as a mercy to all the worlds (Al-Anbiya’: 107), no other Prophet or Messenger of Allah was given this honor. During the Isra’ and Mi`raj, Allah gave Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) the honor to be the imam of His Prophets and Messengers.

    Read it all

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