Slaughter by Koranic Command

mo more miffed than usualWe infidels are only just beginning to understand the flexibility of the Koran. There is a ready-made  verse for every occasion – to prove the peacefulness of Islam or, more frequently, to proclaim the wrath and terrible vengeance of Allah to be visited on idolators and kafirs (despised unbelievers).

Most recently, Islamic State chose Al-Hashr:2, the 59th “exile surah” as the lesson for the day to headline its murderous attacks in Paris:

The Almighty said: “And they thought that their strongholds would defend them from the wrath of Allah! But Allah’s (wrath) reached them from a way whereof they expected it not, and He cast terror into their hearts so that they destroyed their own dwellings with their own hands and the hands of the believers. Then take admonition, O you with eyes to see.”

If this appears a somewhat obscure justification for a gun-and-bomb spree that killed 129 people and left another 352 injured, 99 of them grievously suffering, it has to be remembered that ISIS interprets all its operations in terms of the history of Mohammed himself. It is not merely symbolic; every human action and interaction — right down to the explicit detailing of lavatory etiquette —  is referenced to, and sanctioned by, Islamic scripture.

As noted above, Al-Hashr is known as the “exile surah” because it recounts the story of the Jewish tribe of Banu Nadhir driven from Medina after allegedly repudiating its treaty with the Islamists, siding with the polytheists of Mecca, and challenging Muhammad’s power in Medina. The Banu Nadhir Jews were wealthy traders who had built a fortress some distance from the town. After a 14-day siege, they surrendered to Muhammad’s forces and were ordered to leave. The histories record the Banu Nadhir destroyed their homes before leaving on 600 camels in an impressive and defiant cavalcade, eventually settling as far north as Syria. It is said that after their departure, Muhammad conveniently received from Allah the revelation of the surah Al-Hashr.

So what, we might ask, is the relevance of that surah? The Banu Nadhir were defeated without a fight because

God Almighty sent fear, the invisible army, to render assistance to the Muslims. He cast terror into the hearts of disbelievers (who) had prepared themselves to confront with armies, but were ignorant of the inward army that led them to cooperate with their own foes in demolishing their own homes.

Now we can turn to the ISIS statement on Paris (emphasis added):

In a blessed attack for which Allah facilitated the causes for success, a faithful group of the soldiers of the Caliphate launched out, targeting the capital of prostitution and obscenity, the carrier of the banner of the Cross in Europe,  Paris…Youths who divorced the world and went to their enemy seeking to be killed in the cause of Allah, in support of His religion and His Prophet, and to put the noses of His enemies in the ground.

Allah conquered through their hands and cast in the hearts of the Crusaders horror in the middle of their land, where eight brothers wrapped in explosive belts and armed with machine rifles, targeted sites that were accurately chosen in the heart of the capital of France…..So Paris shook under their feet, and its streets were tight upon them, and the result of the attacks was the death of no less than 100 Crusaders and the wounding of more than those, and unto Allah is all praise and gratitude.

Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State, and that the smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign and dare to curse our Prophet, and are proud of fighting Islam in France and striking the Muslims in the land of the Caliphate with their planes, which did not help them at all in the streets of Paris and its rotten alleys.

This attack is the first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn.

ISIS is bound by obedience to a cult established by an Arabian warlord 1400 years ago. There is every reason for rational thinkers of our modern world to consider Muhammad more as politician than a prophet on Allah’s email list; that surah 59, Al-Hashr, was not a divine inspiration but the convenient invention of a skilful manipulator of febrile mediaeval minds; that he was, in fact, a superbly imaginative fraud, a con-man for his season.

If people wish to believe in the obscure rantings of an aggressive self-aggrandising individual and cite them in extenuation of their crazed politico-militarist ambitions, we should remind them, forcefully when necessary, that it is not a licence to inflict terror on the adult world.  They need to accept, that as far as Islam and the Koran is concerned, “When the past comes calling, don’t answer. It has nothing new to say.”

6 thoughts on “Slaughter by Koranic Command

  • Keith Kennelly says:

    Where are our Churchill, our Eisenhowers, or our Truman.
    Obama and Cameron; our feckless cowards.

    Can’t see ‘Malcolm in the shadows’ in the same light as our Bob.

  • denandsel@optusnet.com.au says:

    Aluha Akbar [God is great] – [I’m not sure about the spelling] is mindlessly chanted by the followers of Islam. I have even heard it live – in Bangladesh – many years ago. However, it has always had me puzzled that if their god is so great why does he need such uncivilised barbarians to enforce ‘his’ will?
    With all due respects to our security services like ASIO and our wonderful police forces, the main thing that has saved Australia [and many other parts of the world for that matter] from further and more successful terrorist attacks is the sheer incompetence of the majority of the Islamic would be terrorists. That said, it is to be expected in some ways though, anybody who is stupid enough to be willing to commit suicide merely to hurt, inflict pain on and inconvenience ‘non-believers’ in order to try to ‘convert’ them can’t/won’t be competent at many things. The number of ‘failed’ suicide bombers would make a great comedy skit for Monty Python if civilisation wasn’t seriously threatened by their antics and they weren’t given such a sympathetic hearing by our largely leftist MSM.

  • brian.doak@bigpond.com says:

    Geoffrey Luck this article and your letter in The Australian today are both brilliant!

    Also I liked the Last Post offering of Brian Doherty who said:’How does the Premier of Western Australia feel now? He refused the use of any government buildings by Dutch MP Geert Wilders because of his lectures warning about the danger of Islam’.

    Wilders launched the Australian Liberty Alliance senate candidates and it is to be hoped they can get public support at the ballot box.

  • bemartin39@bigpond.com says:

    Their prophet (curse be upon him) was the quintessential evil genius. Having lived in a primitive, uneducated society made it relatively easy to quickly procure hoards of followers from the simple minded, superstitious desert tribes. As it happens, he, himself was illiterate. No doubt the more astute of his early lieutenants soon recognised the rich benefits to be accrued by subjugating the masses with a totalitarian, inflexible ideology, embracing it and revelling in it with gusto. What is much harder to accept that supposedly intelligent, educated people still appear to be captive of this vile ideology even at the present time. More baffling still is the muddle headed thinking of the elite political class of the west, which is skilfully exploited by Muslim leaders living among us.

  • en passant says:

    I can answer the following: “’How does the Premier of Western Australia feel now?”
    He feels nothing as that was yesterday’s sound bite and photo opportunity.

  • gardner.peter.d says:

    The Koran goes on to say (59.9): For the poor emigrants who were expelled from their homes and their properties, seeking bounty from Allah and [His] approval and supporting Allah and His Messenger, [there is also a share]. Those are the truthful.

    From a strategic perspective the linkage between migration and extreme revivalism of the Islamic faith is obvious. Surveys repeatedly show much sympathy with ISIS among Muslim populations. They do not have to be converted into terrorists to achieve the aims of ISIS and other Islamists. They need only to achieve Sharia. Democracies in which all religions are treated equally and accommodation of Islam is prevalent, make this easy. Muslims are the majority in many cities in Europe. London, Liverpool and Birmingham come to mind (whites are only 30% of the population of Birmingham. Manchester is set to be the fourth major city in England in which ethnic cleansing is to be complete with its white population now hovering about 50%. To achieve Sharia all the Islamist sympathisers need to do is vote.

    In the case of UK it is made even easier by Cameron’s plan for what amount to City States by devolving power to Manchester, Leeds (also with a huge minority Muslim population concentrated in smaller towns where they are the overwhelming majority) and other towns as a sop to the Scottish Nationalists, since more power can be given to Scotland at the expense of the English only if England is itself Balkanised (federalised). Obviously these concentrations will overtly assert their democratic rights and vote for Sharia, which is already widespread but ignored by the authorities.

    What has this got to do with Australia? Australia has been reasonably successful as a multicultural society, I think, because its immigrants have been both diverse and mainly non-Muslim and because Australia’s policy has always aimed to ensure migrants are admitted only if they can benefit Australia and once here they put Australia first, above their previous identity. But it is changing. Immigration is global and has been adopted, along with AGW by the left as a cause in its own right. Islamification is global by design and its leading figures see that, given the existence for the frst time in nearly a century, of a Caliphate with global ambition, the time is now right for the moderates who have lapsed in Islamic practice by adopting Western ways, to be called to return to their faith.

    It is all very well for the Islamists apologists to argue that escalation by opposition to Islam and immigration is what ISIL wants. But the alternative is not peaceful co-existence, it is appeasement, surrender, capitulation and the destruction of Western civilisation. Yes ISIL does want open warfare. It does want the West to start suppressing and harrassing moderate Muslims. That would help its recruitment. Because it believes it will win more quickly this way. The West only has one choice: fight back or die.

    The West must fight back with comprehensive strategies in education, law enforcement, military action, security, and, as in any campaign, winning the hearts and minds of moderate Muslims, challenging them to renounce formally all those incitements in the Koran and Hadith to violence against non-believers and exploitation of women, and to renounce Sharia where it conflicts with Western laws.

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