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From Arab Spring to Islamic Ice Age

Muslim Milestones (Ma’alim fi al-Tariq) for the House of War (Dar al-Harb). Part II.

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Bible vs. Quran: The Abrogation Maneuver

So what’s exactly the problem with the so-called “religion of peace?” Let’s say it is not of paramount importance that Islam begins with the expulsion of two Jewish tribes and the annihilation of a third. We all know how many Jewish did Jesus Christ kill to pray His word, right? But fourteen centuries later, things seem to be one and the same: more than 80% of the terrorist groups are self-proclaimed Islamists from Mo’s club, whereas 10% are communist separatist bands enjoying a VIP bombing vacation with Mo’s fellows. Customary self-hating reasoning tells us that they are just a bunch of wacky fanatics who wrongly read the true meaning of the sacred Quran. How about those hate-inspiring verses about the genocide of Jewish and other infidels? “Oh, that’s ok, in the Quran, like in the Bible, they are usual hate-inspiring verses inciting to genocide, subtly mixed up with love, peace and pot plants.” But like any multicultural reasoning, this only works amongst multiculti enforcers: look up for your nearest Muslim and tell him the sacred word of Allah has contradictions just like the Jewish Torah and the Christian Bible and any other sacred text.

This play takes its shape from their own fantasy world. Facts: the Bible is not one book, but a collection of 66 to 81 books written by different authors from different communities and in different countries through, at least, 800 years. According to 20th century theories, the tale from the book of Genesis has its own contradictions because it is the confluence of three different cultural traditions, the Yahwist, the Elohist, and the Priestly source. You can also find many contradictions between the different accounts of the Evangelists, but hardly between, let’s say, Mathew and Mathew. The same holds true for the Torah, the Nevi’im and the Ketuvim. How about other sacred texts? Indeed, the Daode jing or “Book of the Way and the Virtue” is a composite text of at least three layers from different times and political contexts of pre-Han and Han China. The same can be said about the Pali canon of Theravada Buddhism or the Tripitaka, the Mahayana Buddhist collection. Good enough for a lesson on multiculturalism? Fact: the Quran is a single book written by a single person in a period no longer than 22 years. And it has contradictions? Please.

The cardinal problem of this “theory of the contradiction” is that no Muslim believes it, and not only because it is indeed against their faith, but in essence because uncle Mo already gave a solution to this little jam. Surah 3, ayat 199, from Yusuf Ali’s translation:

And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book, those who believe in Allah, in the revelation to you, and in the revelation to them, bowing in humility to Allah. They will not sell the Signs of Allah for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with their Lord, and Allah is swift in account.

Compare it to Surah 9, ayat 29:

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

We do not need any multicultural “progressive” comparison with the Bible to understand what’s going on here. Mohammed himself explained that there were, indeed, contradictions. From Surah 17, ayat 106:

(It is) a Qur'an which We have divided (into parts from time to time), in order that thou mightest recite it to men at intervals: We have revealed it by stages.

Yusuf Ali explains this ayat:

All revelation is progressive. The previous revelations were also progressive. Each of them marked a stage in the world's spiritual history. Man’s mind does not take in more than his spiritual state will have prepared him, for Allah’s revelation comes as a light to illuminate our difficulties and show us the way in actual situations that arise (2317).

Just in case you don’t buy it, here it comes Mr. Mo again. From Surah 16, ayat 101:

When We substitute one revelation for another, -and Allah knows best what He reveals (in stages),- they say, “Thou art but a forger”: but most of them understand not.

Yusuf Ali adds:

The doctrine of progressive revelation from age to age and time to time does not mean that Allah’s fundamental Law changes (2140).

This “progressive” revelation should be understood through one central concept in Islamic Jurisprudence: “naskh”, “abrogation”. According to these jurisprudence texts, abrogation served to offer a progressive revelation in stages so Muslims could “bring a society steeped in immorality to observe the highest standards of morality,” which “could not be done abruptly,” but “in stages, and doing so necessitated repeal and abrogation of certain laws” (Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, Islamic jurisprudence: uṣūl al-Fiqh, International Institute of Islamic Thought, Islamabad, 2000, p. 319). The concept can already be found in the Quran. For those who are not so confident of post-Mohammed writings, Surah 2, ayat 106 defines abrogation of Allah’s verses as “substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that Allah Hath power over all things?.” Thus, recent verses should substitute older ones if there is a “contradiction.” But the problem with the so-called “religion of peace” is that those peaceful verses are the oldest ones, and the violent hate-inspiring genocidal verses are the last ones revealed by Allah to Mohammed. And since there has been no further revelation in Islam, that’s Islam’s last word.

Both Muslims and educated scholars who dedicate their lives to boring philological research have established two main groups of Quranic verses: the older surahs can be found in the Mecca group, while the most recent ones are the surahs of the Medina group. The Medina group begins with the tolerant verses from Surah 3 just quoted, but ends with the later violent verses from Surah 9. Thus, the 9th Surah substitutes the 3rd one because Allah revealed it later.

 

Islam vs. ignorance: The World was created Muslim

In order to understand today’s Islam and how in the extreme far-left of reality Sarkozy was when he exonerated Islam from Mohamed Merah’s execrable actions, we should understand not only how the Quran works, but also how History of the World is conceived by the Islamic mind. We are lucky, for we got the unwitting help of a prominent “scholar:” Zahi Hawass, former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs in Egypt. But in that remote corner of the world Zahi Hawass is also known for his anti-Semitism and his belief in inane conspiracies about Jewish controlling the world, something he skillfully denies in Western media. But Zahi Hawass is important to us because he is a Muslim. Thus far, he has claimed that ancient Egyptians were not Black Africans and that they did not use slaves for the construction of the pyramids. When he discovered the important cemetery of the ancient Egyptian workers in April, 1990, Hawass screamed “They were not slaves!.” Since most Muslims in Egypt believe that the ancient Egyptians were their real ancestors, the moral of the story is clear: Egyptians, that is, Muslims, did not enslave the Jewish people. It was another Zionist conspiracy to demonize Muslims. And maybe he is right: maybe the Pharaohs were not Black Africans and they did not use slaves but willingly dhimmis. But the point here is that Islam takes itself as the original religion that dominated the world from its Creation until the corruption of the Jewish and the Christian infidels. This is what the Quran calls jahiliyyah, the Time of Ignorance between the Zionist defamation and Mohammed’s revelation. An Islam before Islam.

 

The Islamic Ice Age

It is only when we patch up all these pieces that we can get a clear idea of what’s going on in those Islamic countries and what their “Islamic Spring” is all about. Mohammed received the original not-tampered-with teachings of Abraham, Moses and Jesus, lost because of the Jews. But since society was sliding into immorality, Allah gave the revelation to Mohammed in stages. It is obvious that you won’t make many friends with your new religion if you begin killing anyone who doesn’t follow you. Thus, revelation was meant to be slightly tolerant in its beginnings, moving towards radicalism, intolerance and separatism. Like any other sect, from recruiting to mass suicide. It didn’t take him a lot of time to radicalize his doctrine: 22 years.

Islam got stronger and dominated almost all the Mediterranean coasts. Despite being so “peaceful” in nature, subjugated and conquered territories until it was contained, first in the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, later with the destruction of Baghdad and Damascus, and finally with the decisive Battle of Kahlenberg. Taking Europe, Asia, and the Indian sub-continent did not represent an important change for Islam. After all, Dar al-Garb, the “House of the West” of the Ottoman Empire, was composed of all those territories that once belonged to Islam. And since Islam was the original religion in the moment of Creation, all non-Islamic territories were meant to be again Islamic, for they were lost in the Age of Ignorance. Hence, they were Dal al-Hard, the “House of War”, waiting to be recovered. The important change for Islam was the westernization of the Islamic countries after Africa was re-distributed and Islam there became a gagged version of itself. Islam, then, stopped being a big problem for the West, and whereas Muslim women began to uncover their heads in countries like Egypt, radical islamists were reduced to a bunch of camel traders deep in the deserts they created for themselves.

Enters Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian poet and leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood. His literal reading of the Quran led him to imagine the Renaissance of Islam: today again, Jewish and Christians alike have plunged the world in ignorance. It was necessary to follow, once more, Mohammed’s footprints, ad pedem litterae. That’s how, taking the aforementioned surahs about a “progressive revelation” in stages, Qutb created a system of milestones that would indicate when a new revelation should be introduced in any given Muslim community: Ma’alim fi al-Tariq. Or, to put it another way, the path walked by Mohammed should be retravelled, beginning with those tolerant parts of the Islamic doctrine until gradually approaching a more real, orthodox and literal reading of Islam: the real Islam from the last revelation of Allah, the radical Islam.

 

Where are now those millions of tolerant and moderate Muslims occupying the streets of Europe and of the recent liberated tyrannies of the Middle East and North Africa, protesting against the slaughtering of innocent (Jewish) kids? Nowhere to be found, for moderate Muslims are only pawns placed there in order to protect other more important pieces on the board.

So maybe Mohamed Merah’s Islamic faith has too much to do with his depraved actions. After all, Islam was the reason for him to put a bullet through an 8-years-old Jewish child. And if that was not his main reason, we should accept that it was his Islamic faith that caused him to upload the video to Islamic websites, instead of neo-Nazi forums.

Spring allergies have sprung all over Europe. Now that the heirs of those leaders strategically placed by the West are gone, the dyke they built to contain orthodox Islam from consuming tolerant Western-style Islam is also broken. Commenting about Western media using this word, Prime Minister of Turkey Recep T. Erdogan told Kanal D TB that “these are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it.”

Multiculturalists should be coherent for once in their lives and stop insulting Islam. Islam is what it is, and it is radical.

 

- César Guarde