Readings from the Quran: infidels beware!

“The Bible.  That is what fools have written, what imbeciles command, what rogues teach, and young children are made to learn by heart.”

Voltaire

 

In my continuing efforts (I’ll be writing letters to the editor on this subject) to confront liberal Westerners, especially PC mealy-mouthed apologists like Obama, with the vile truth of what Muslims are required to believe, I provide a few quotes from Sam Harris’ The End of Faith.

I cringe when I hear “moderate” Muslims disavow the actions of the crazies.  I hate it when they talk about “hijacking” or “perverting” Islam.  They’re all reading from the same book, and the punishment for denying its total -- repeat, total -- perfection and infallibility is excommunication and death.

Sam Harris went through the entire Quran (just as I read the Torah and was disgusted by its barbarism).  He confronted the text itself.  What does it say (Barack, pay attention)?

Here are some examples of “the relentlessness with which unbelievers are vilified in the text of the Quran”:

 

“[Unbelievers] will be “rewarded with disgrace in this world and with grievous punishment on the Day of resurrection.”

 

“God’s curse be on the infidels!”

 

"[Unbelievers] have incurred God’s most inexorable wrath.”

 

“Slay [those who disagree] wherever you find them.  Drive them out of the places from which they drove you.  Idolatry is worse than carnage.”  (That last line should be on ISIS T-shirts.)

 

“Those that deny God’s revelations shall be sternly punished.”

 

“Those that deny Our revelation We will burn in fire.”

 

“Say to the unbelievers: ‘You shall be overthrown and driven into Hell – an evil resting place.”

 

Arrrggghhhh!!  I can’t take it anymore.  This goes on for six pages in Harris’ book.  You get the gist.  Harris notes: that “on almost every page the Quran instructs observant Muslims to despise unbelievers…and it prepares the ground for religious conflict.”

Now, the lesson for Western liberals, media, politicians and other policy-makers is simple, but not well understood, so let’s go over it again: to millions of people, this is the infallible truth; they read this stuff over and over, they memorize it, they program their brains with it.  

For many, it’s the only book they read.  I recently learned that TEN times as many books are translated into Spanish as are translated into Arabic.

I suppose moderate Muslims just quietly ignore these passages (even though they’re on almost every page!), just as Jews ignore Deuteronomy 25:11-12 and much other primitive garbage.  But for many Muslims, this primitive garbage is the truth. 

That’s what American policymakers aren’t getting.  The enemy is crazy, and if you want to know how, read the Quran.  You cannot fight these people in the conventional Western way. Many are prepared to die.

I don’t know the answer.  But it begins with confronting what they actually believe.

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Comment by Alan Perlman on March 13, 2015 at 7:22pm

Nicholas...Thank you so much for writing.  It must be very difficult to be an atheist in Yemen, and I applaud your courage.  I know the penalty for denying the truth and infallibility of the Koran is harsh.  

The Koran's obsession with unbelievers undercuts any claim Muslims may have that theirs is a religion of peace and brotherhood.  But by denying the barbaric parts of the book, they are not only hypocrites, they are apostates, marked for death and damnation, as are all varieties of Islam the caliphate doesn't approve of.  

Muslims will be killing Muslims for a very long time.  And unlike Europe, there's no Renaissance or Enlightenment (and lack of any source of economic prosperity other than oil) to stop the religious wars ("Idolatry is worse than carnage.").

Patrick...It makes sense if you see religion (and here I include practitioners of Judaism Lite) as a way of belonging, of doing the right things at the right time with the right people. It's enough to appear to believe the stories.  For some, this requires a lot of time and energy. But others don't have the enthusiasm for constant prayer and ritual, so they go a few days a year to get their ticket punched.  One of the purposes of religion is to make people feel good and feel like they belong.

Comment by Nicholas on March 13, 2015 at 4:32am
I am from Yemen, one of the islamic countries.
I totally agree with you that what's written in Quran is barbaric. It's even more brutal, more savage and more hateful when you read it in Arabic.

Islam is a true danger to everyone. Not only the west but the "muslim world" as well. Anyone who tries to justify and prove the Islam is the religion of peace hasn't obviously read anything but what they want.
Comment by Patrick Brown on March 12, 2015 at 9:29pm

The fact that "moderate Muslims" disavow the violence, simply means that those Muslims do not get their morality from the Koran in the same way that Christians who disavow the violence in the Bible do not get their morality from the Bible.

Oddly, being a religious moderate makes you an automatic hypocrite.

If I were to throw in my own personal anecdotal experience in dealing with many Christians who are only Christians on Sunday, that makes them doubly hypocritical in that they don't even practice what they preach.

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