Portrait of the Good Muslim, Part 2
Posted by paulipoldie on October 25, 2009
There are many good people amongst Muslims. It has been emphasized in Part 1 of this series that these personally honorable Muslims are ironically the worst of Muslims; for, they give a bad religion a good name and aid its continuation. Those Muslims—who act as Imams and Islamic “academics”, thus, working to further the goals of this fundamentally unjust, inherently violent, and highly intolerant religion—do a greater harm to humanity.
If these above-mentioned groups of otherwise good persons continue in their ways and succeed in keeping Islam alive and flourishing, the world, in due course, will turn a dark place, where no sane people would want their children to live in. The time has come for all Muslims—both laymen and learned, moderate and fundamentalist—to objectively examine the religion they currently believe to be infallible and beyond the need for critical examination. The horrible truth about the Islamic religion must become known if humanity is to survive.
It has become obvious to many Muslims that there is something seriously wrong with Islam. But what is that? What is wrong with Islam? Was Muhammad merely a sick human being and a liar? Is Islam the corrupted product of many different hands?
These questions are well worth asking as there is so much at stake. Those good honorable people, who adhere to Islam, must ask themselves whether Islam is in fact a religion come from God as Muhammad proclaimed. Many Muslims—now aware of Muhammad’s questionable behavior and actions (murder, assassination, thievery, pedophilia etc.)—should be wondering whether they should continue blindly following this sick man, and his hateful and violent religion.
Unfortunately, the fear that Muhammad’s Islam implants in the mind of Muslims has rendered them incapable of thinking rationally about the religion. This is changing though, as more and more Muslims become exposed to the grotesque truth about Muhammad and Islam. Upon learning the truth about Islam, honest people of integrity begin the profoundly liberating process of apostasizing from Islam. It can definitively be stated that no decent person of sane mind, knowing the real facts about Islam, could remain in the religion with a clear conscience. We, the informed apostates of Islam, know for certain that Muhammad’s Islam is, in reality, the exact opposite of what it claims to be.
Most Muslims genuinely do not know how evil the Islamic ideology really is. It is an indisputable fact that Islam institutionalizes discrimination against women and non-Muslims, effectively puts an end to freedom of speech and conscience, and ensures perpetual warfare amongst mankind. Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is not a flawless faith received from a god. Muhammad was not the perfect man. This “religion” is so perverse in fact that it demands that those, who leave it, be killed:
Bukhari, Vol. 9, Book 84, No. 57:
Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire)’. I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changes his Islamic religion, then kill him.’”
Quranic verses (referring to the prescribed treatment for apostates):
YUSUFALI: Why should ye be divided into two parties about the Hypocrites? Allah hath upset them for their (evil) deeds. Would ye guide those whom Allah hath thrown out of the Way? For those whom Allah hath thrown out of the Way, never shalt thou find the Way.
PICKTHAL: What aileth you that ye are become two parties regarding the hypocrites, when Allah cast them back (to disbelief) because of what they earned? Seek ye to guide him whom Allah hath sent astray? He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him thou (O MUhammad) canst not find a road.
SHAKIR: What is the matter with you, then, that you have become two parties about the hypocrites, while Allah has made them return (to unbelief) for what they have earned? Do you wish to guide him whom Allah has caused to err? And whomsoever Allah causes to err, you shall by no means find a way for him.
YUSUFALI: They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks;-
PICKTHAL: They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them,
SHAKIR: They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah’s way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper.
YUSUFALI: Except those who join a group between whom and you there is a treaty (of peace), or those who approach you with hearts restraining them from fighting you as well as fighting their own people. If Allah had pleased, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you: Therefore if they withdraw from you but fight you not, and (instead) send you (Guarantees of) peace, then Allah Hath opened no way for you (to war against them).
PICKTHAL: Except those who seek refuge with a people between whom and you there is a covenant, or (those who) come unto you because their hearts forbid them to make war on you or make war on their own folk. Had Allah willed He could have given them power over you so that assuredly they would have fought you. So, if they hold aloof from you and wage not war against you and offer you peace, Allah alloweth you no way against them.
SHAKIR: Except those who reach a people between whom and you there is an alliance, or who come to you, their hearts shrinking from fighting you or fighting their own people; and if Allah had pleased, He would have given them power over you, so that they should have certainly fought you; therefore if they withdraw from you and do not fight you and offer you peace, then Allah has not given you a way against them.
YUSUFALI: Others you will find that wish to gain your confidence as well as that of their people: Every time they are sent back to temptation, they succumb thereto: if they withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands, seize them and slay them wherever ye get them: In their case We have provided you with a clear argument against them.
PICKTHAL: Ye will find others who desire that they should have security from you, and security from their own folk. So often as they are returned to hostility they are plunged therein. If they keep not aloof from you nor offer you peace nor hold their hands, then take them and kill them wherever ye find them. Against such We have given you clear warrant.
SHAKIR: You will find others who desire that they should be safe from you and secure from their own people; as often as they are sent back to the mischief they get thrown into it headlong; therefore if they do not withdraw from you, and (do not) offer you peace and restrain their hands, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them; and against these We have given you a clear authority.
Muslims ought to think deeply about the implications of the quranic verses. See my recent article, The Reality of Friendship in Islam, for another perspective on this matter.
Muhammad was a deranged man. He was so deranged that he himself believed his own lies. He made his living and satisfied his “needs” by creating enemies, then raiding and looting their property. Muhammad and his gang of criminals butchered thousands of people during their raids. Often the women and children were spared death only to be enslaved and sold for profit or used as concubines and free labor. Many of the modern-day followers of Muhammad’s cult of Islam want to re-live that savage age. They want to slaughter ‘infidels’ and take their wives. They want to see stoning, amputation, and imprison women inside full-length black garb on every street. The early Muslims became Muslims by being duped or threatened by that mad man. Modern Muslims, even the most educated, are Muslims due to either fear or ignorance, period.
The good Muslims must be terribly disturbed when witnessing the constant horrors being created around the world by their co-religionists, who rightly justify their evil deeds in the name of Islam. Tragically, according to Islam, Muslims need only treat Muslims justly; to hell with the rights of infidels. The misery and loss of life caused by Muslims, acting upon the dictates of Islam, are staggering. The harm that Islam has wrought upon humanity is without parallel among the world’s religions. It has now become crystal-clear to sensible people that Muhammad’s legacy is the most shameful and harmful legacy of all of the leaders the world has come to know by name. The name Muhammad now denotes disgust, distrust and dishonesty. Though for Muslims, as any ‘true believer’ will tell you, Muhammad is still the perfect man, whose every word and example is to be obeyed without question…???
It is quite reasonable that many Muslims are considering walking away from this sick man’s cult/belief system as millions of good people have done before them. Only an imbecile would continue to believe that Muhammad was the messenger of god.
Truth be told, many Muslims stay in Islam simply out of fear for their lives. Though the following statement is harsh to be sure, it is nonetheless true: Educated Muslims, especially those living in non-Muslim-majority countries, should be ashamed of themselves for not taking the time to learn and consider the objective truth about Islam from easily available sources and then wholly abandoning Islam, help expose this horrible fraud.
Those Muslims, who choose to cling to Islam stubbornly knowing what they now surely know about it, are stabbing themselves and humanity in the back. Fifty years from now, Islam will be seen as a belief system far worse than even Hitler’s Nazism, and those human beings who remain “Muslim” will be looked upon as mentally ill freaks that no reasonable person would trust or respect. Adherence to Islam in the 21st century is fast becoming known as the ultimate self-betrayal. Now that the truth about Islam has become known, there is no excuse for a free man or women to remain Muslim.
Islam should rightly be abhorred by all persons of conscience. Muhammad’s Islam is a fundamentally unjust ideology, with hatred and violence flowing through its veins. ‘The good Muslims’ must decide whether they want to live a lie and go down the dark path of Islam, or make the courageous decision to abandon this religion entirely and help in the effort to expose it for what it is. It is time for the good Muslims to come to the realization that Muhammad’s Islam, taken in totality, amounts to a colossal fraud and a terribly harmful ideology.
Saleem Smith is a Canadian Ex-Muslim. He has his own blog in which he expresses his views on Islam and other issues.