Comments in this book numbered by 3 numbers (included 00 or 0) a few places followed by one small letter = clear cases. Comments numbered by 00 or 0 followed by 1, 2 or 3 letters (big or small) = likely cases.
It is normal that in some kinds of totalitarian systems the ruling group of people is said to be better quality people than all the others. In the Quran this is systemisized to an extreme degree - only Muslims are worth much. Then it was a good deed to fight the inferior vermin non-Muslims - standard psycology to use for warlike leaders. The irony is that the Arabs for hundreds of years reconed themselves to be of even better quality than other Muslims, and demanded to be the tops - which made some noise from the other Muslims. (More irony: How would they be reckoned by the Nazi? - they are closely related to Jews.)
Year 611-614 AD, surah 68:
001 68/8: “- - - So hearken not to those who deny (the Truth).” – do not mind the lowly infidels.
002 68/35+36: “Shall We (Allah*) treat the people of Faith (Muslims*) like the People of Sin (non-Muslims*)? What is the matter with you? How judge you?” Yes, “how judge ye” to believe non-Muslims can be of as good quality humans as Muslims?
Year 612-615 AD, surah 53:
003 53/29: “- - - shun those who turn away from Our (Allah’s) Message - - -”. Shun the non-Muslims.
Year 614, surah 50:
004 50/24: “- - - throw into Hell every contumacious Rejecter (of Allah)!” Good Muslims do not end in Hell, so they clearly are much better.
Year 614-615 AD, surah 25:
005 25/44: “They (non-Muslims*) are only like cattle - nay, they are worse astray in the Path.” Non-Muslims less worth than cattle. Well, we have heard that in some madrasas (Muslim religious schools*) they discuss if non-Muslims have half the value of Muslims or less. It may be true?
Year not later than 614 – 615 AD, surah 20:
006 20/16: “- - - let not such as believe not therein (in the Quran*) but follow their own lusts, divert thee (Muslim*) therefrom - - -.” No, it is much better to be a Muslim.
Year 614-615 AD, surah 35:
007 35/8: “Is he, then, to whom the evil of his conduct is made alluring (non-Muslims*) - - - (equal to one who is rightly guided*)?” Of course not - Muslims are much better, of course. This even though the famous Muslim al-Ghazali (1058 - 1111 AD) - "the greatest Muslim after Muhammad", according to Islam - marked the end of any new thinking in any science in the eastern and central Muslim world with his book "The Incoherence of the Philosophers" against philosophy in 1095 AD. For more than 900 years there have not come one single new thought or idea bringing humanity forward in any kind of science, "humanoria" included, from all the Muslim world, Mahgreb/Spain excluded. (There the ability and freedom to think yourself lasted another ca. 100 years - the death of Ibn Rushd (Averroes) in 1198 can arbitrarily be said to mark the end there). Not one single new thought or new idea in over 900 years!!! Among now some 1.2 BILLION people!!! Yes, it has really to be said: It is difficult to match Muslims and Islam.
Actually new ideas some places for long times meant punishment or even death penalty, though after some time it was agreed on that new ideas building on the Quran and the Hadiths could be accepted, but all other ideas were “Bad new thoughts” and negative or punishable.
008 35/19: “The blind (non-Muslims*) and the seeing (Muslims*) are not alike - - -”. No, a blind man - like Stevie Wonder - has no value. Also see 35/8 just above.
009 35/20: “Nor (alike*) are the depths of Darkness (meaning non-Muslims*) and the Light (meaning Muslims*) - - -”. Logically as true as a number of other loose statements in the Quran.
But is a religion and a culture not bringing one single new thought or idea benefiting man in more than 900 years – and that is literally speaking - really representing the light?
010 35/21: “Nor (alike*) are the (chilly) shade (non-Muslims*) and the (genial) heath of the sun (Muslims*) - - -”. Is it here symbolic that in Paradise there is shade according to the Quran?
011 35/22: “Nor (alike*) are those who are living (Muslims*) and those that are dead (non-Muslims*).” In the stagnant civilisation of the intellectually living dead (see 35/8) that is likely to be true of course. (But there have been some small tendencies to new intellectual life the last some 60 years - though not enough to bring forth new ideas, only to question some of the old ones).
Is it symbolic that intellectual life in medieval Islam lasted longest in the West (Mahgreb/Spain?)?
But Muslims are best according to this verse and many more in the Quran.
Year 614-615 AD, surah 38:
012 38/28: “Shall We (Allah*) treat those who believe and work deeds of righteousness (Muslims*) the same as those who do mischief on earth (non-Muslims*)?” Of course not - Muslims are best and deserves best treatment. Just like the Nazi in Germany, the Chinese in Mao's China, the Serbs under Milochewich or communists under Pol Pot, to mention a few.
013 38/28: “Shall We (Allah*) treat those who guard against evil (Muslims*), the same as those who turn away from the right (non-Muslims*)?” Above we have commented the quotations - and will comment more. But read them alone and pretend you are a believing Muslim. Lots of such statements make an impression, and build up something inhuman inside a person who comes to believe it. (May be a reason why the humanitarian organisations mainly originate in the West, not f. ex. in the rich Saudi Arabia? - a fundamental difference somewhere deep down?)
Year 615-617 AD, surah 39:
014 39/9: “Is one (Muslim*) who worship devotedly during the hours of the night - (like one who does not (non-Muslim*)) - - -?” According to the Quran there is big difference. And who in a primitive or brain washed audience or in an audience WANTING to believe, understand they are manipulated?
015 39/9: “Are those equal, those who know (Muslims*) and those (non-Muslims*) who do not know?” Statements and questions like this is a psychological efficient way to build up a belief in “our” own superiority and the opponents’ inferiority and badness. Many dictators frequently use similar technique - be it countries or organisations. The not too intelligent and/or those with limited education mostly do not understand they are manipulated.
016 39/9: “It is those (Muslims*) who are endued with understanding that receives admonition”. This is another efficient way of manipulating: Flatter. Especially the ones not endued with too much understanding - moderate intelligence and/or education (and in this case religious education and other education that does not include education in critical thinking do not count) - easily like to believe things like this. It makes their self esteem swell. And if other groups in addition are said to be inferior to them, that surely does not hurt their self esteem either.
017 39/19: “Is, then, one against whom the decree of Punishment is justly due (non-Muslim*) (equal to one who eschews evil (Muslims*))”. Still another technique for manipulation, and in this case partly to induce really discrimination - “they” are bad people and cannot be compared to “us”. May be we even had better shun them - or worse?
018 39/22: “Is one whose heart Allah has opened to Islam (Muslims*) - - - (no better than one hardhearted (non-Muslim*))”. Of course Muslims are the best - at least according to the Quran. Good for the self esteem, at least for the ones needing a boost of their self-esteem - which often includes the rubble in a society.
019 39/24: “Is, then, one (non-Muslim*) who has to fear the brunt of the Penalty (Hell*) on the Day of Judgement - - - (like one (Muslim*) who guarded therefrom)?” Like 39/22.
020 39/29: “- - - most of them (non-Muslims*) have no knowledge.” But Muslims of course have, and are much better people. This included not one single new thought promoting the life of man in some 900 years in all the Muslim society. Actually there is a well-known Hadith saying something like ‘All new ideas (“bida” in Arab*) are heresy (“wrong teaching“*), all heresy is wrong, and everything that is wrong leads to hell’. Islam found a way to moderate it a little, though: If a new idea - a “bida” - is in accordance with the Quran, with all Hadiths (there are some thousands accepted ones) and all decisions made by consensus among the leading learned Muslims through the times (such decisions are called “ijma” in Arab*), the new idea may - may - be a good “bida”.’
Under such conditions it is not strange that few new ideas emerges - and none that is not meant to question (or at least not conflict with) old ideas, not to mention with the religion.
Year 616-618 AD, surah 40:
021 40/58: “Not equal are the blind (non-Muslim*) and those who (clearly) see (Muslims*)”. According to the Quran the answer is obvious - and the self-esteem of Muslims increased. There is a feeble feeling, though, that something is wrong. On the ones side a book relying only on the words of a somewhat special man, and a book containing lots and lots of the hallmarks of cheating, swindling and deceiving. On the other a culture that in spite of mistakes - f. ex. taking colonies like each and every empire and even smaller powers have done throughout all times, included Arabia and other Muslim states - has brought most humans a very much better life the last few hundred years - just in medicine the poor today often are better of than the richest king was just 100 years ago.
As far as we know not one single of those medicines originated in the Muslim world. Neither did one single of the other new ideas.
But in a society where only the next world (real or imagined or wrong? - as it is built on a book with lots of mistakes) really counts, the Muslims after all are the elite. Of course - - -?
022 40/58: “- - - nor are (equal) those who believe and work deeds of righteousness (Muslims*) and those who do evil (non-Muslims*)”. This is obvious.
Year 616-618 AD, surah 41:
023 41/33: “Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and (is Muslim*)?” Of course “we” - the Muslims - are best. Muhammad did not know the word psychology, we think, but he understood people and how to pep them up.
024 41/40: “Which is better? - he (the non-Muslim*) that is cast into the Fire, or he (the Muslim*) that comes safe through - - -”. Does anyone feel a wisp the word “discrimination”? - or lack of proof?
Year 616-618 AD, surah 45:
025 45/21: “What! Do those who seek after evil ways (non-Muslims*) think We (Allah*) shall hold them equal with those who believe (Muslims*) and do righteous deeds - - -?” Except for that there is a question whether it is a righteous deed, for a thousand years to give their believers education only in Muslim sciences - all knowledge that was needed to study Islam, mainly religion and Arab and related knowledge - but block as many believers as possible from all “foreign sciences” = all other knowledge, which was the case at least from al-Ghazali ("The Incoherence of the Philosophers") at the end of the 11th century (in Spain about 100 years later) - except for things like that, may be the Quran is right: Muslims are the top of qualities.
Year 618-619 AD, surah 67:
026 67/22: “Is then one who walks headlong, with face grovelling (non-Muslims*), better guided - or one who walks evenly on a Straight Way (Muslim*)?” A rhetorical question with an obvious answer - Muslims of course are best. Especially when they obey Allah and make war or in other ways kill or suppress non-Muslims - they are the top of the social and moral and human pyramides.
Year 620 earliest, surah 34:
027 34/33: “We (Allah*) shall put yokes on the necks of the Unbelievers: it would only be a requital for their (ill) Deeds.” That is what those bad people deserve. They are not better.
Year 621 AD, surah 6:
028 6/21: “Who doth more wrong than he (non-Muslim*) who invented a lie (said something else than Muhammad*) against Allah and His Signs (none of whom is logically valid proofs*)?” No, it is not possible to be more wrong than the non-Muslims. “We” (the Muslims) are morally and in other ways far superior. But: Do Islam really have a moral or ethical philosophy? - in that case we have never met it. They have some commandments and codexes from Muhammad - and some of them are horrible - and that is all we have found.
Year 621 AD, surah 28:
029 28/61: “Are (these two) alike? - one to whom We (Allah*) have made a goodly promise (Muslim*) - - - and one (non-Muslim*) who We have given the good things of this life, but who (will go to Hell*)?” Another rhetoric question with an obvious answer enlarging “our” self-esteem and feeling of righteousness. But with an addition: Many religions have a problem with non-believers or believers who are not really good people who have a good life in this world. So also Islam. But the Quran explains it very simple - like some other religions: It is Allah who in his unfathomable wisdom has decided it like that - to try the bad person or for some other reason only Allah understands - but Allah is going to punish him in the next life. A fulfilling explanation that leaves the others' envy half satisfied, and their gloating also half satisfied - and our self esteem at least on par or a little in plus.
You find this argument in variations time and again and again in the Quran.
Year 621 AD, surah 11 - verses 12, 17, and 113 may be from the Medina period (067):
030 11/17 (= Medina?): “Can they (non-Muslims*) be like those (Muslims*) who accepted a Clear (Sign) (there are many signs mentioned in the Quran, but not one single one is a valid proof of Allah, as it is nowhere proved that they are initiated by Allah*) from their Lord (Allah*)?” For building up his followers’ feeling of being superior to “the masses”, this is good psychology. This even more so if you want your followers to become a separate group, felling distance to other people or groups.
Year 621 – 622 AD, surah 23:
031 23/28: “Praise be to Allah, Who has saved us (Noah’s people who the Quran claims were good Muslims*) from the people who do wrong”. The best were saved – the claimed Muslims. But was it rightly done by a good god to kill all the others? – not even the smallest children got a chance to learn and perhaps later convert. And did the bad people end in Paradise? – people killed by other people ends there for the case that they might have converted if they had got time to think or learn (and the murderer must take over the victims burden of sins – this according to Islam).
032 23/117: “- - - the Unbelievers will fail to win through!” – but not the Muslims, as they are much better quality.
Year 621 - 622 AD, surah 32:
033 32/18: “Is then the man who believes (Muslim*) no better than the man who is rebellious and wicked (the non-Muslim*)? Not equal are they.” This really is an obvious answer that gives itself. Do you not agree?
034 16/75: “Allah sets for thee a Parable (of two men: one) a slave (non-Muslim*) under the dominion of another (a Muslim*); he has no power of any sort; and (the other) a man on whom We (Allah*) have bestowed goodly favours from Ourselves, and he spends thereof (freely), privately and publicly: are the two equal? (By no means;) praise be to Allah.” This verse speaks not volumes or books, but gigabytes about how Muslims - the superior class and the superior religion - look down on non-Muslims: Even their holy book tells them that non-Muslims are like slaves to them - praise be to Allah. See also 16/76 just below. Actually the verse also tells a lot about how Muslims looked (looks?) on slaves. And they do right, “prise be to Allah”. (These last words really give insight in a way of thinking).
035 16/76: “Allah sets forth (another) Parable of two men: one of them (non-Muslim*) dumb, with no power of any sort; a wearisome burden is he to his master (Allah*) - - - is such a man equal with one (Muslim*) who commands justice, and is on a Straight Way?” If possible this strengthens the comments about 16/75 just above.
Now we are at the flight from Mecca to Yathrib/Medina in 622 AD. There are 80 surahs that quite surely + 6 that likely belong to the Mecca periode. In addition there are 22 surahs that quite surely belong to the Medina periode, and finally 6 where the age has not been possible to find out or guess - 114 all together. (One reservation: Our list is not a canonized one - if we find a better one, we will correct mistakes, if any. But as the huge divide and the huge change of the religion appears when Muhammad fled from Mecca to Yathrib/Medina in 622 AD, and as one knows the period (Mecca or Medina) for nearly all surahs, such corrections will have little consequences for the comparison of Islam before 622 AD and Islam after 622 AD, and also for the enormous questions: Why this change? - did the omniscient god change his mind and want a much more bloody religion all of a sudden? - or did Muhammad suddenly need warriors/highwaymen to survive with his followers and get power - he and his group survived on robbery/thieving and extortion for several years after 622 AD. And: Who made these deep changes in a teaching that originally and for 12 years had been quite peaceful? Allah or Muhammad?
As you see, when it comes to “we are the best”, there is not such a striking difference between “we are best” before and after 622 AD, as it is for murder and blood and war and hate and suppression in chapter III – it has been there all the time. This is entirely like expected. Any “normal” new sect or religion has a need to mark the difference between “us” and “them” - and preferably in a way that makes “us” better than “them”. It is when one comes to the more abnormal sides for new sects or religions Islam marks itself in a very “inhuman” way - and to a most striking extent - from 622 AD onwards. The comparison between effects of “normal” wishes for marking one selves and for wishes for power, compared to the abnormal glorifications of murder, robbery, rape, suppression, hate and killing, is in this religion very striking. The same goes for how fast and how totally the religion was changed in and shortly after 622 AD - it sticks out like a sore thumb. Allah simply is not the same god before and after 622 AD.
Year 622 AD, surah 18:
036 18/80-81: Moses and a wise man that in Islam (not in the Quran) is named Al-Kadir or Al-Khidr are in a legend retold in the Quran on a long walk. They meet a young man that the wise man without being provoked slays. Later he explains that the reason was that “we fared that he would grieve” his good Muslim parents. If that is enough to kill their son, it is no doubt that Muslims – his parents – were much better than non-Muslims, and perhaps that apostates – at least bad ones, deserve to be killed?
Year 622 AD, surah 16:
037 16/75: “Allah set forth the Parable (of two men: one) a slave (= “infidel”*) under the dominion of the other - - - and (the other) a man (= Muslim*) on whom We (Allah*) have bestowed goodly favours from Ourselves, and he spends thereof (freely), privately and publicly: are the two equal?” A rhetoric question with only one answer – and of course we are better than those who are slaves under pagan gods. (Though it is an open question who really were blind slaves under their religion – the Pagans or the Muslims? In intense and extreme sects the followers frequently are informal slaves of the leaders – not of the god(s) but of the leader(s)).
Year 622 AD, surah 17:
038 47/14: “Is then one (Muslim*) who is on a clear (Path) from his Lord, no better than one (non-Muslim*) to whom the evil of his conduct seems pleasing - - -”. Like more or less all such questions in the Quran, this is rhetorical and with seemingly one possible logical answer only - one that is pleasing and flattering for all believers - - - and seemingly sobering for all proselytes.
039 47/15: “(Can those (Muslims*) in such Bliss) be compared to such (non-Muslims*) as shall dwell for ever in the fire - - -”. See 47/14 just above.
Year 622 Medina - likely to be the first complete surah from Medina, surah 2:
040 2/11: “Of a surety, they (non-Muslims*) are the ones who make mischief”. A clear distinction – and the raids Muslims already were making – and more to follow – was no mischief?
041 2/18: “Deaf, dumb, and blind – they (“infidels”, apostates*) will not return (to Islam*)". Yes, they have to be deaf, dumb, and blind if they question all that is wrong in the Quran. A reason for looking down on them.
042 2/99: “- - - none (no Muslim*) reject them (the signs of Allah - though not a single one of them are logically valued proofs for Allah, as there nowhere is proved that Allah is behind them*) but those (non-Muslims*) who are perverse”. The distance between the good Muslims and the bad non-Muslims grows - the latter ones even are perverse!!! (Not to mention the situation if they do not even belong to the People of the Book - Jews, Christians and Sabeans (Sabah was a Christian country approiximately in what now is Yemen - they had become Christians via East Africa, and perhaps a little different from the Greek Catholic the Arabs met other places - Islam often uses other explanations for the Sabeans, though).
There is little reason not to suppress or rob or rape or kill perverted “animals”!!??
043 2/212: “But the righteous (good Muslims*) will be above them (all others*) on the Day of Resurrection - - -.” Of course – as the Muslims of course are the best.
044 2/254: “ Those (non-Muslims*) who rejects Faith (Islam*) - they are the wrongdoers”. If you read the Quran, you many, many times will find the non-Muslims called wrongdoers. No comment necessary. Except that it builds up under an enemy picture - an enemy often so base, that he is vermin better killed.
045 2/257: “Of those who reject faith (non-Muslims*) the patrons are the Evil Ones (the Devil and his helpers*)”. Can human vermin be worse?
Year 624 AD, surah 8:
046 7/55: “For the worst beast in the sight of Allah are those who reject him - - -.” Not strange that all Muslims are better than everybody else – it is not difficult to be better than the worst beasts.
Year 624 – 625 AD, surah 59:
047 59/20: “Not equal are the Companions of the Fire (“infidels”) and the Companions of the Garden (Muslims*): it is the Companions of the Garden (Paradise*) that will achieve Felicity.” There is no doubt: In the eyes of Allah the Muslims are best. And in the eyes of Muhammad they surely were best - - - because they gave him power and warriors?
Year 625 AD, surah 3:
048 3/110a: “Ye (Muslims*) are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind - - -”. It is not possible to disbelieve that Muslims are the top of existing humans and human societies, as the Quran says so - and not one believing Muslim is aware of that words are cheap. It also is strengthening the picture of non-Muslims as vermin or at least sub human.
049 3/110b: “- - - most of them (non-Muslims*) are perverted transgressors”. Is it possible to add: - that may deserve suppression and extermination - at least sometimes?
050 3/156: “Oh ye who believe! Be not like the unbelievers - - -”. Unmistakeable order.
051 3/162: “Is the man who follows the good pleasure of Allah like the man who draws on himself the wreath of Allah - - -?” Of course not – the Muslims are better.
052 3/192: “Our Lord (Allah*). Any (non-Muslim*) - - - truly Thou coverest with shame, and never will wrongdoers find any helpers”. Of course not – they are of so bad quality, that they do not deserve any help.
Year 625 - 626, surah 61:
053 61/9: “- - - he (Muhammad or Allah*) may proclaim it (Islam*) over all religion, even thought the Pagans (= not Muslim, not Jew, not Christian*) may detest (it)”. What the pagans mean, counts exactly nothing (and in spite of what the Quran says in 2/256 about no compulsion in religion, thousands and thousands of them have been murdered through the times only because they refused to become Muslims - even pagan Arabs in the first years of expansion). (Something Muslims neven mention, is that 2/256 is abrogated and made invalid by at least some 30 later verses in the Quran. All educated Muslims know this, but all the same they use 2/256 as a proof for how friendly Islam is).
Year 625 – 629: AD, surah 33:
054 33/58: “And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly bear (on themselves) a calumny and a glaring sin.” But for Muslims to steal from, rape, suppress, and murder non-Muslims without being provoked, was/is “good and lawful” as long as you can name it jihad – and anything is called jihad as long as the opponent is non-Muslim, not to mention Pagan. No doubt Muslims are something much better, yes.
Year 626, surah 4:
055 4/76: “Those who believe (Muslims*) fight in the cause of Allah, and those who reject Faith (Islam*) fight in the cause of Evil: so fight ye against the friends of Satan - - -.” So all we who are not Muslims, are friends of Satan. Though we personally – and as far as we know also the others – just wonder: Some great force that teaches stealing, destruction, rape, enslavement, suppression, murder, hate, war – is that a god, benevolent something or not? – or is it a devil? – perhaps a devil in disguise?
056 4/92: “Never should a believer kill a believer - - -”. In the NT in the Bible the corresponding order is: “You shall not kill”. But non-Muslims of course count less and really do not matter.
Every inch of building up discrimination may count for the leader of highwaymen and warriors. Inferior beings it is not bad to kill. In this case the surah simply may have been meant what it says - though even then it tells a lot about the mentality of the god - or man - behind Islam. And of course about Islam itself. But an intelligent man like Muhammad may have intended the implications, too.
057 4/93: “If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell - - -”. Not a word is said about killing a non-Muslim. Compare NT. But then there is the difference that Muslims are valuable, non-Muslims less so.
058 4/141: “And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers”. The Muslims always will win over non-Muslims, according to this verse. At least in the end.
Year 627 – 628 AD, surah 58:
059 58/22: “Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who resist Allah and his Messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or kindred.” Really bad people it seems. This sentence deserves no comment, but it is an all too common one in sects where the leaders want full control over their followers.
Year 627-628 AD, surah 24:
060 24/3: “Let no man guilty of adultery or fornification marry any but a woman similarly guilty, or an Unbeliever - - -”. An unbeliever can make up for a depraved Muslim. It tells the Muslims something about the difference between themselves and others.
Year 631 AD, surah 9:
061 9/8: “- - - most of them (pagans*) are rebellious and wicked.” Of course - they are not even Jews, nor Christians, which are bad enough. Far below Muslim moral standard.
062 9/28: “Truly the Pagans are unclean - - -”. They are the lowest caste - even lower than Jews and Christians.
063 9/67: “Verily the Hypocrites are rebellious and perverse.” No doubt the Muslims are better – and definitely not perverse, not even when robbing or raping or suppressing or killing, for that is “good and lawful” according to the book. And perverse people are to be despised of course.
064 9/95: “So leave them (the not good Muslims*) alone: for they are an abomination - - -.” No comments.
065 9/109: “Which then is best? - he (Muslim*) that layeth his foundation on piety to Allah - - - or he (non-Muslim*) that layeth his foundation on an undermined sand-cliff ready to crumble to pieces?” If there existed a small proof for Allah’s existence, there was no doubt about the answer.
Year 632 AD, surah 5:
066 5/67: “For Allah guideth not those (“infidels”) who reject Faith (Islam*).” No, only good Muslims are worth guiding.
Year unsure, surah 13:
067 11/24: “These two kinds (of men (non-Muslims vs. Muslims*) may be compared to the blind and deaf, and those who can see and hear well. Are they equal when compared?” Of course not – the Muslims are much better.
It may seem that the talk about Muslims being better than non-Muslims far from accelerated after 622 AD. But in addition to these verses there are the often far stronger verses in the chapters about war and about incitements to war, so all the same there is not the slightest doubt that the building of intolerance accelerated in Medina. Muhammad - or Allah - turned to stronger words.
Psychologically this is pep talk and a systematic building up of a little megalomaniac belief about oneself, and a lot of discrimination - and stronger - towards the inferior rubble named Jews and Christians, not to mention the ones at the bottom of the ladder, called Pagans.
For people that really believed the Quran spoke the truth - and for warriors going more for riches and women, and for terrorists today - it was and is sugar to hear they are the wise ones, they are the best ones, they do right, that stealing and enslaving and murder is “lawful and good“ - and the non-Muslims are somewhere between second class and vermin. If it had been a normal book, it had been prohibited in most countries for hate mongering and worse.
And it helped to give Muhammad and his successors strong armies.
And it often made - and make - Muslims forget 2/256: “Let there be no compulsion in religion” - a lot of pagans and sometimes others were forced to become Muslims at the point of a sword. Not to mention by the force of discrimination, social stigma or economical extortion/taxation. But then 2/256 in reality is dead and invalid - abrogated by at least some 30 harsh verses, a fact Islam normally never mentions.
And not the least effect of pep-talk and propaganda like this, is that it makes the foundation for the belief that "we" are good and "they" are subhumans and on top of that bad subhumans. It is ok to suppress them and rob them and kill them - it simply is what they deserve!. A good start for making you followers highwaymen and warriors. Muhammad is not the only religious leader of extreme sects using this receipt.
NB: If you find any mistakes anywhere, please inform us. If it is a real mistake, it will be corrected.
NB, NB, NB:
1. Read first the 2 small chapters in "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran" about "Some Essentials for how the Quran is to be read and understood" (VII-10-1-0) and "The Quran is to be understood literally if nothing else is indicated" (VII-10-2-0).
2. www.1000mistakes.com is blocked by many Muslim authorities. To debate with persons in such areas, cut and paste what you want from the pages and send it under titles different from www.1000mistakes.com .
3. www.1000mistakes.com is one of 9 pages which Muslim organisetions warned especially against in 2008 and 2009 - it could make especially procelytes lose their belief in Islam; correct and "down-to-the-earth" information works. In this connection it is worth noting that in the "warning" www.1000mistakes.com was one of 3 which neither was accused of bringing wrong facts, nor of being a hate page.
4. Comment 141 (to verse 6/149) in “The Message of the Quran” (see point 5) explains (translated from Swedish) about Allah's claimed omniscience vs. man's claimed free will:
“With other words: The real connection between Allah’s knowledge about the future (and consequently about the unavoidable in what is to happen in the future*) on one side and man’s relatively (!!*) free will on the other – two statements that seems to contradict each other – lies outside what is possible for humans to understand, but as both statement are made from Allah (in the Quran*) both must be true”. Unbelievable. Blind belief is the only correct and intelligent way of life, even in the face of the utterly impossible!!
5. And an afterthought: In the book “The Message of the Quran”, certified by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Islamic Research Academy in Cairo (one of the 2-3 top universities in the Muslim world on such subjects) in a letter dated 27. Dec. 1998, it is admitted rather reluctantly that there are no proofs for Allah, and that it is not possible to prove him. An additonal point here is that if there is no proof for Allah and impossible to prove him, automatically there also is no proof for, and impossible to prove Muhammad's claimed connection to a god. And if there is no Allah and/or no connection between Muhammad and a god, what then is Muhammad? - and what than is Islam? - a made up, invalid religion?
6. Further: All the mistakes, contradictions, etc. in that book prove 100% that the Quran is not made by an omniscient god - no god makes such and so many mistakes, etc. If then Islam is a made up religion, what then about all the Muslims who have been prohibitted from looking for a real religion (if such one exists)? And where will they in case wake up after living and practising such an inhuman war religion like Islam is according to the Quran (and to Hadiths), if there is a second life somewhere? - Hell or Paradise?
7. NB and PS: No matter how sure you are about something, if it is not proved, it is not knowledge, only belief or strong belief, and can be wrong. Only what is proved or possible to prove is knowledge.
(As www.1000mistakes.com - included this part about jihad/"holy war" - is blocked in many Muslim areas - which shows they are afraid of it and lack arguments (if they had real arguments for that www.1000mistakes.com is wrong, blocking it was unneccessary) - "cut and paste" whatever you want from it and send if you want to inform or to debate there. Remember to omit the name www.1000mistakes.com).
PS: If we are blocked centrally - f. ex. by spam (there is too much at times already from unfriendly sources) we will re-open with new address somewhere else, and announce the new address om f. ex. www.topix.com/forum/religion/islam. Also if your comments to us do not reach us, any comments posted on a thread with "1000 mistakes" in the title on that forum will be read by us - it is a big international debate page. We cannot answer on that page, though, as it is not safe enough - we have had death threaths; better to kill an opponent, than to check if a religion brainwashed into you only on the word of a man who even practised lies (f. ex. "war is deceit") and advocated breaking even your oaths if that gave a better result, is true ot made up - old beliefs are hard to question.
Please inform all and everybody and all relevant fora - f. ex. Internet pages for debate or information - about the address www.1000mistakes.com. It is information that is urgently needed by many, not least by Muslims. No god made a book with so many mistakes and other wrongs - and if the Quran and Islam are made up by humans or dark forces, where are the followers of this inhumanly dark and brutal war religion heading for in a possible next life?
(Comments from Hadiths will be added in 2010/11 AD).
Comments in this book numbered by 3 numbers (included 00 or 0) a few places followed by one small letter = clear cases. Comments numbered by 00 or 0 followed by 1, 2 or 3 letters (big or small) = likely cases.