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.
Also see chapters “Muslims are better”, “Make no friends with non-Muslims”, and “Incitement to dislike, hate and suppression”. This chapter overlap with those, but the others are about promotion of general dislike, distance and own superiority - making an "enemy-picture" - whereas this chapter mainly is about direct incitement and motivation for war.
For some men power and riches (as a goal in itself or as a means to more power) and sometimes women, have been the essence of life – the only value in life. If they are cold enough, scheming enough, and inhuman enough or clean psychopaths, they go for it with any means – any means at all. The price and cost for other humans means nothing as long as they themselves gain power, etc. There have been millions of such men – and some women – through history. Mostly small gang leaders, robber barons, warlords, etc. – sometimes backed by an ideology/religion and sometimes not, but very often by an “enemy picture” of “we good against them bad” impressed on the “foot soldiers” of the leader. Sometimes there have been a good reason for an enemy picture, but ever so often it was – and is – artificially impressed on the underlings, because warriors/soldiers are more willing to fight, fight harder, and are more willing to inhumanities and atrocities – augmenting the chances for victory and for more power for the leader – if the “enemies” are bad and preferably detestable and sub-human. The very best is if your enemy is something disgusting, de-humanized and to be hated. And by the way: Possibilities for personal gain and riches for your warriors is an extra motivation for them – especially for the less human of them.
In the process of priming your subjects and underlings for wars of attack and aggression and the inhumanities that are parts of such raids and war, there are several steps. The main ones are to make a distance between your group and other groups, and then to make the other group or groups look like enemies, preferably because of some faults of theirs, and then further to make the distaste and then the hate for the “enemy” strong enough so that to use the inhumanities of terror and war against him are “just” and “right”, and finally there is to build up the motivation for actually attacking the “enemy” – raids and wars after all have its dangers for the warriors. Robbing, raping and free enslavement are good motivations for primitive souls unable of feeling empathy with the victims.
This receipt is universal – but the “foot soldiers” or “- warriors” and “the blind masses” time and time again are unable to see the strategy and the manipulation. That is the fact today and that was the fact yesterday: The manipulation works – you have to outwit or kill or imprison some opponents, but then the road to power is open. The strategy works again and again and again for charismatic leaders that are cold enough, scheming enough, psychopathic enough – the gang leader, the warlord, the aggressive king. And mostly the “useful idiots” do not look through the “mirage” - - - or they do not want to see the reality and the real truth, because they, too, have gains from what is going on. They simply may be parts of the “pyramid of power” or “pyramid of gains” (often money) or “pyramid of honour and respectability” (often the cheapest pyramid for the leader/dictator, except that promises of religious gains may be even cheaper and far stronger for him, if religion is included).
Then sometime giants emerges – the cold or psychopathic genius, or sometime a semi genius with luck. And as it is much easier to destroy than to build, a number of the “most influential men” in history, were – and are – destructors and leaders of destructive forces. Alexander the Great (though the aftermaths of his conquests were not only bad), Attila the Hun, Muhammad, Gjingis Khan,The Zulu kind Shaka (or Chaka), Timur Lenk/Tamerlane, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, to mention some. Most of the most "successful" ones were backed by an ideology – call it a religion or call is Nazism or Fascism, ot Communism, the name does not really matter to a cold leader as long as it backs him up. Though a religion is better than other ideologies, because promises of rewards in the next life cost the leader exactly nothing except some cheap words – like many a self proclaimed “prophet” and other religious or “religious” leaders have found out - and it often is very efficient.
Especially Nazism and Djingis Khan are relevant to mention, as the fundamental ways of thinking and the ideology behind them are rather similar to Islam’s. Djingis Khan and his Mongols are extra relevant, partly as their religion to a large degree was built on the same kinds of thoughts as Islam, but not less because these two political religious powers met in war. In the start the Muslims lost – and the Mongols treated them the same way Muslims had treated their own victims. But whereas Muslims being murderous robbers and suppressors = heroes according to Islam, Mongols doing just the same to Muslims were inhuman devils. But then Mongols became Muslims. They still behaved in the same totally ruthless and inhuman way, but now – wonder over all wonders – they had became big heroes, because now they did it against the sub-human “infidels”.
The Quran itself proves 100% is not made by a wise god – not to mention by an omniscient one: No god had made a book with that many mistakes, contradictions, twisted arguments and even more wrong and invalid logic - not to mention kept it in his own heaven and home to revere it as “the Mother Book”, like Islam and the Quran itself claims (as normal without documentation). And if there were some supernatural forces – a minor god or whatever - involved, they were not good forces: The religion as you find it in the Quran is far too inhuman, immoral, brutal and bloody (just read the some 22 – 24 surahs from Medina – and as they are the youngest, they on top of all are the ones that counts, according to Islam’s rule of abrogation (= to make older verses invalid if there are collitions")).
One theory is that the Quran is made by dark forces – f. ex. a devil in disguise (Muhammad would have no chance to see through the Devil dressed up like Gabriel f. ex.). The religion – and especially the diabolic and discriminating, brutal and bloody war religion that emerges from the surahs from Medina – may give food to such thoughts and suspicions. But we ourselves honestly do not believe so, as not even a devil would be imbecile and stupid enough to make a book with that many mistakes, knowing it would be looked through sooner or later and all credability lost – it in case had to be a small one wanting to prove himself and throw his weight around in a small corner of the universe.
But Muhammad was a man who wanted power. This is easy to see from the way he glues himself to the god and the religion – his platform of power - and also from the way he makes a distance between himself and the common Muslims/people. If you read the surahs in the Quran in chronological order, and from the point of view that may be this was written by someone or some ones going all out to get power no matter what price others had to pay, you will see how well it fits the pattern, and how psychologically cleverly it is done – like the proverbial hand in the glove and even better. Just read and see for yourself! Remember that many of the mistakes that are easy for educated people today to see, Arabs of that time did not have the knowledge to know were wrong.
Below we include some of the incitements to become ferocious and merciless warriors – you may find more ones. And remember that the verses about bad or detestable non-Muslims and about Muslims being better and their religion being superior and all other religions no good and consequently that believers of those religions are sub-humans, all these argue the same way as these incitements for war – they only are on different places on the psychological ladder of brainwashing and incitements for war.
Year 614 – 618 AD. Surah 42 (medico Mecca):
00a 42/39: “- - - those who, when an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them, (are not cowed but) help themselves.” Self defence was permitted (actually that was a self-evident part of old Arab culture).
Year 615 – 617 AD. Surah 37 (medio Mecca):
00b 37/173: “- - - And that Our (Allah’s) forces – they surely must conquer.” This is in a tale about messengers, and seems to talk about mental and intellectual fighting. At this time Muhammad also had not started using weapons as a means – he was not powerful enough, and his religion preached peace. But you bet it has been uses as a pep-talk to warriors through the centuries.
Year unknown, but most likely Mecca. Surah 100:
00c 100/5: “By the (steeds) that run, with panting (breath), and strike sparks of fire, and push home the charge in the morning, and rise the dust in the clouds the while, and penetrate forthwith into the (midst of the foe) an masse - - -.” Muslim scholars are sure this verse is not about real war, but figuratively meant – though they do not agree on the exact meaning (“The Message of the Quran”, note 2 to this surah). But good verses for romancing war and battles anyhow.
Year 621 AD. Surah 7 (late Mecca):
00d 7/28: “Allah never commands you to anything shameful - - -.” This originally was said in a peaceful context – as quite normal for the Mecca period. But it was and is a good argument for anything a leader wants done – f. ex. terrorism. We also should remark that it is very wrong.
Year 622 AD. Surah 47 (the first partly in Medina?):
001 47/4a: “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks - - -.” A clear order.
002 47/4b: “But those who are slain in the way of Allah - He (Allah*) will never let their deeds be lost.” Make war and go to Paradise.
003 47/5: “Soon will He (Allah*) guide them (Muslims slain for Allah/Muhammad*) and improve their conditions, And admit them to the Garden which He has announced for them”. Vague promises - it can of course be no less than Paradise, but you will find much more epic - and lyric - descriptions not much later. Allah quickly had found a good receipt - or perhaps Muhammad. Nice promises for the warriors and cheap promises for Muhammad.
004 47/7: “O ye who believe! If ye will aid (from the context it is clear it means in war*) (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly.” A strengthening of the morality of Muhammad's warriors.
005 47/21: “- - - it were best for them (the ones not strong in belief*) if they were true to Allah (= war).” That also is best also for you.
006 47/35: “Be not fainthearted (when fighting in war*) - - -“. A clear message.
007 47/38: Do not be niggardly when you spend “in the Way of Allah” – included for helping financing wars. Then and today – and in the future. A nice verse for terrorists needing money for their deeds.
Year 622 - 624 AD. Surah 2 (early Medina):
008 2/154: “And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah: ‘They are dead’. Nay, they are living (and enjoy a luxury life with lots of sex in Paradise*) - - -.” Go to war – the worst that can happen is a quick way to a royal life with a royal harem. (The posibility of becomming an invalid is never mentioned - never).
009 2/191: “- - - tumult (from non-Muslim underlings against Muslims*) and suppression (of Muslims*) are worse than slaughter (of non-Muslims*) - - -.” Plain speech: Kill the non-Muslims if they want to (stay in) ruling positions or try to suppress you. (The just situation is that Muslims shall rule and non-Muslims be suppressed underlings, according to the Quran - a future for the world?). Kill them if they will not let you be the rulers.
010 2/193: “And fight them (non-Muslims*) until there is no more tumult or oppression (a state not obeying sharia – Muslim – laws, or a state prohibiting hijab, etc. according to many Muslims are oppressing and suppressing Muslims and Islam*), and there prevail justice and faith in Allah”. See 2/191 just above.
011 2/216a: “Fighting is prescribed for you - - -.” A more direct verbal incitement is difficult to find, unless it is accompanied by threats and/or promises of wealth, power/status and women – in this or the next life.
012 2/216b: “- - - it is possible that ye dislike a thing (fighting*) which is good for you - - -.” Go to war – it is good for you whether you like it or not (implicit meaning; at least Allah will favour you in the next life.) Incitement with added incentive of looting, etc.
013 2/216c: “- - - Allah knoweth (what is good for you and whether you went to war or not*) - - -“. Incentive for war with added threat of punishment in the next life if not.
014 2/217: “Tumult and oppression is worse than slaughter.” See 2/191 above.
015 2/218: “- - - those who suffered exile and fought - - - in the path of Allah – they have the hope of the Mercy of Allah - - -.” Fight and be favoured by Allah. (This verse refers to a special situation. But like in so many other cases, Islam extrapolates the meaning and the value of things that are said. Islam has few general rules given by the god, and therefore to a large degree has to rely on such extrapolations of similar happenings or sayings – one more indication on that the religion is not planned and made by an omniscient god. Such a god for one thing had planned better and had given advice before things happened instead of having to sort things out afterwards, and he had informed also in general ways, instead of forcing his subordinates to guess most of the time – "this may be the correct thing to do, because in a not too different case Muhammad said this and this".)
016 2/244: “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah heareth and knoweth all things.” Incitement + hint about reward for war and hint about punishment if you do not go to war.
017 2/245: “Who is he that will loan Allah a beautiful loan, which Allah will double unto his credit and multiply many times?” In the Quran the expression “loan Allah a beautiful loan” normally means to risk your life – or loose it – in war, but sometimes it also may mean to give money to Muhammad, mainly for war purposes. In both cases no repayment is promised in this world – only in the next. A most cheap way in this world for Muhammad to finance his wars and get willing warriors – especially if the religion is made up and Allah does not exist or if there is a god, but different from the god you meet in the Quran, and who consequently is not bound by Muhammad’s words.
018 2/249: “How oft, by Allah’s will, hath a small force vanquished a big one? Allah is with those who steadfastly persevere.” May be not exactly an incitement, but quite a pep-talk.
019 2/251a: “By Allah’s will they (the Jews) routed them (the Philistines); and David slew Goliath and his forces”. A story borrowed from the Bible - with a twist - used as pep talk for Muslim warriors - telling it was their own god, Allah, that did the work.
020 2/251b: “And did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, the earth would be full of mischief - - -.” In addition to the religion (and the loot), there are other "rationale" reasons for why Allah and Muhammad calls you to go to war. We should point to that there are other ways for an omniscient god to run a world peacefully.
021 2/262: “Those who spend their substance in the cause of Allah (mainly financing the spreading or consolidation of the religion or – mostly in that time – financing war*) - - - for them their reward is with their Lord (Allah*) - - -.” At least paying back only with such words was a very cheap way for Muhammad to finance his wars and the growth of his power. If there then is a god – or a devil – repaying in the next world, the givers got their money’s value in their next life. If not one have to quote Muhammad in Ibn Ishaq “Life of the Prophet”: “War is betrayal” - - - also behind the lines.
022 2/265: “And the likeness of those who spend their substance, seeking to please Allah (the best is to spend it for financing war or for spreading or consolidating Islam in other ways*), is a garden, high and fertile: heavy rain falls on it but makes its yield a double increase of harvest - - - Allah seeeth whatever we do.” Financing war is half the war – also here incitements are valuable.
Year: Mainly 624 AD. Surah 8:
023 8/12: “I (Allah*) will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their fingertips off them (making them unable to use a bow*) - - -.” A good incitement to the warriors.
But is this really “The god of Peace" heading "the Religion of Peace”? To call this religion “the Religion of Peace” is an insult to the world – and the reason why the world does not laugh at the claim, is lack of knowledge.
024 8/16: “If any (Muslim warrior*) turns his back on them (the enemy*) on such a day (during battle*) - - - he draws on himself the wrath of Allah, and his abode is Hell - - -.” Make battle and win and most likely go to Paradise. Make battle and be killed and be sure to go to Paradise. Make battle and flee and go to Hell. What choice do a believer in Islam really have? It is possible to find a stronger incitement to go on fighting for a really religious person belonging to this “Religion of Peace”?
025 8/24: “Oh ye who believe” Give your response to Allah and His Prophet, when He calleth you to that which will give you life - - -.” To follow the call for war, will give you a beautiful next life – - - and Muhammad a cheap and committed warrior.
026 8/39: “And fight with them (the Unbelievers who will not convert to Islam*) on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere”. Comments should be unnecessary. Fight war till Islam dominates everywhere. An order and an incitement.
027 8/40: “If they (the enemy*) refuse (to stop fighting – and remember that for hundreds of years the Muslims mostly were the aggressors*), be sure that Allah is your Protector - - -.” Allah helps you in any fight against “infidels”.
028 8/41: “And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah (/Muhammad*) - - -.” Which means that 80% is for the warriors and leaders in the war – an economical incentive that for many a poor man counted much more than the religion – war and terror = good business. Many became well-to-do, many became rich, and some became very rich – and were dream models for new generations of robber warriors and robber barons. But Muslims and Islam never mentions the cost in destruction and destroyed lives that was the price many had to pay for this unjust prosperity of the robbers and destroyers. It frequently took (the surviving) locals 200 years and more just to regain their standard of life, not to mention freedom. The warriors of the good and benevolent god of “the Religion of Peace” frequently mass murdered and massacred and enslaved “en gross” – and stole everything. Jerusalem f. ex. got a hunger catastrophy after being ocupied in 638 AD - the Muslims stole everything, included the food.
029 8/44: “And remember when ye met (in battle at Badr*), He (Allah*) showed them to you as few in your eyes, and He made you appear as contemptible in their eyes - - -.” Remember – because this Allah may do the next time, too, and you will win like at Badr. Comforting to know.
030 8/45: “When ye meet a force, be firm - - -.” Order and pep-talk.
031 8/60b: “Whatever (money, time, your helth, or your life*) ye shall spend in the Cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly”. A good deal. (But for whom? – that depends on if Islam is a made up religion or not.)
032 8/65a: “O Prophet! (Allah says*) Rouse the Believers to the fight.” Some words for a presumably good and peaceful god. And some task for a god and perfect kind man representing a religion insisted to be a good, benevolent and peaceful one. And terrorism is war, they say.
033 8/65b: “If there are twenty amongst you (Muslim warriors*), patient and persevering (this - to be patient and persevering - is impressed and impressed on Muslim warriors and terrorists - a fact non-Muslims tends not to know or to forget*), they will vanquish two hundred (non-Muslims*), if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are people without understanding”. A good pep talk, at lest to blind believers. But the Quran is right on one point: Non-Muslims tends not to understand the fanatic and fatalistic way of thinking impressed on Muslim warriors and terrorists - they go on and on and refuse to give in. Something to remember for all Islam’s “enemies”, too.
034 8/66a: “- - - but (even so (even if Allah has lightened the fight for you - by sending angle warriors?*)) if there are a hundred of you, they will vanquish two hundred, and if a thousand, they will vanquish two thousand, with the leave of Allah - - -”. Another pep talk, and somewhat more realistic than 8/65. Besides: If you loose, know that is was not the enemy that was too strong for you, but Allah in his unfathomable wisdom who wanted it like that. (And Allah always has a good reason leading to a final victory).But why cannot an omnipotent god just decide how he wants things to be and make it like that? Why do a presumably good and kind and loving god have to let humans live through so much blood and murder and hate and rape and misery? Something in the Quran just does not add up.
035 8/66b: “- - - for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.” This is a pep talk all non-Muslims should forever remember - fanatic Muslim warriors never give in and never stop. And also: How many soldiers in the future did Spain kill by pulling out their few men from the East, and proving to Muslims just these words that are repeated and repeated in the Quran? - a proof that now may be strengthened by Australia pulling out.
But a good and efficient pep-talk for Muslim warriors? Yes.
*****036 8/69: “But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good - - -”. This is one more of the moral and ethical pinnacles in the Quran: Wage war, and then it is “lawful and good” to steal and rob and plunder - and rape and take slaves. Go to war and steal and enslave and murder yourself rich – and rape and rob and enjoy life to the pleasure of Allah – the good and benevolent god of “the Religion of Peace”. One of the strongest incitements Muhammad had for making poor and virile men – young and not young - go to war.
037 8/73: “The Unbelievers are protectors of one another: unless ye do this (protect each other) there would be tumult and oppression on earth, and great mischief”. The outsiders are against you – stick together and resist them.
038 8/74: “Those who believe, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith, in the cause of Allah as well as those who give (them) asylum and aid – these are (all) in very truth the Believers - - -.” A good verse also for terrorists.
039 8/75: “And those who accept Faith subsequently, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith in your company – they are of you.” And if you do the same and go to war for Muhammad, you are of them and a good Muslim.
Year 624 – 625 AD. Surah 59:
040 59/6: “What Allah has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away from them (the victims*)) – for this ye made no expedition with either cavalry or camelery - - -.” All spoils of war were for Muhammad (nominally Allah), when the victims gave in without a fight.
041 59/7: “What Allah has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away) from the people of the townships (the victims*), belongs to Allah - - -“. See 59/6 just above
042 59/13: “Of a truth ye (Muslim warriors*) are stronger (than they (the “infidel” Jews in this case*)) because of the terror in their hearts, (sent) by Allah.” It is good psychology that your warriors believe the enemy is weak and also that the enemy is frightened. This claim that non-Muslims have a terror or an illness “in their hearts” often is repeated by Muhammad – partly as pep-talk to his warriors, and partly to stigmatize non-Muslims as low quality in the eyes of all his followers.
Year: Likely 625 AD, though a little 631 AD. Surah 3:
043 3/122: “Remember two of your parties (from the clan Banu Salamah of the tribe Al-Aws, and from the clan Harithah of the tribe Khazraj*) mediated cowardice (just before the battle of Uhud in 625 AD*); but Allah was their protector, and in Allah should the Faithful (ever) put their trust”. A mighty example and pep-talk forever after. (That these parts did not desert Muhammad before the battle, might have meant the difference between a battle the Muslims in reality lost, but at a price that made Mecca withdraw, and a military catastrophe.)
044 3/124: “(In the battle of Uhud Allah helped*) you with three thousand angels (specially) sent down”. And then it is no danger to go to war, as Allah is likely to help Muslims that way in later battles, too.
045 3/125: “Yea – if you remain firm - - - your Lord (Allah*) would help you with five thousand angels making a terrific onslaughter”. Go to war in the secure knowledge that Allah sends large battalions of soldiering angels fighting beside you. It is not explained why an omnipotent god had/has to send angles and by the thousands to strain your enemy’s forces to give you a better chance to win. But a mighty pep-talk for believers – especially the uneducated and/or naïve ones.
046 3/142: “Did ye think that ye would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought hard (in His cause) and remained steadfast?” You can come to heaven without being a warrior. But for one thing it is much easier for warriors – and a sure way if you are killed – and for another thing; if you were a brave warrior in this life, you ended in the best parts of Paradise with most luxury, plenty of women (Islam is mainly occupied with men) – and closer to Allah. Mighty incitements. But why does an omniscient god have to test his followers to find out what they are worth?
047 3/146: “And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast (in battle*)”. Another mighty incitement to primitive warriors – and terrorists - with strong belief.
048 3/148: “And Allah gave them (and will consequently give you if you fight bravely*) a reward in this world (loot and may be women, slaves and power*), and the excellent reward of the Hereafter.” The same strong incitements in new wrapping. Riches, women and Paradise – no wonder primitive or simpleminded men flocked – and flock - to his armies, raids and terrorist groups.
049 3/151: “Soon shall We (Allah*) cast terror into the heart of the unbelievers - - -.” Of course. One more good pep-talk.
050 3/154: “Even if you had remained in your homes, those for whom death was decreed would certainly have gone forth to the place of their death (anyhow*).” This is one of the points where Muhammad knew he was lying. It is so obviously wrong, that an intelligent man like him knew this was not true. But he was a clever manipulator (“is it more worth that I live among you, and spend the booty on the people not sure in their belief to make them stay in Islam?” f. ex.) and he understood people. Lies like this worked because his followers were primitive and in addition wanted to believe. And for primitive, uneducated souls really believing mish-mash like this (it is easy to prove by statistics that it is untrue, if one are un-intelligent enough not to see at once that it is a lie) it was a mighty incitement – fighting in battles was not dangerous, because Allah had decided when you were to die, and at that time you would die whether you were in a battle or sleeping in your bed. But it is worth noticing that even today this is the official point of view of Islam. To quote footnote 119 to this surah in “The Message of the Quran”:
“(The) incorrect, heathen belief that humans by acting in special ways can avoid death (even for a time*)”.
051 3/155: “Those who turned their back (in the battle of Uhud*) - - - it was Satan who caused them to fail - - -.” And you are not going to obey Satan in your next skirmish or battle?
052 3/156: “Be not like the unbelievers, who say of their brethren - - -: ‘If they had stayed with us, they would not have died or been slain’”. A clear message: Be of better quality and go to war.
053 3/157: “And if ye are slain, or die, in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass (of loot*)”. Why be afraid of war? – the best thing that can happen to you, is to be killed for Allah and Muhammad. So there is no reason not to go to war – on the contrary it is the best for you: Loot in this world and/or Paradise in the next.
054 3/158: “And if ye die, or are slain, lo! It is unto Allah that ye are brought together.” See 3/157 just above.
055 3/165: “What! When a single disaster smites you, although ye smote (your enemies) with one twice as great, do ye say, ‘Whence is this?” Unbelievable! You doubt because of a defeat (Uhud)! Ups and downs are inevitable, and here is a pep-talk against that.
056 3/167a: The hypocrites were no good and refrained from fighting. But you are better?! And you want to make a better impression on Allah?!
057 3/167b: “The Message of the Quran” has this remark to this verse (nr. 128 to this surah): “Only war in self defence – in the widest meaning of the word – can be reckoned to be a fight for the cause of Allah”. But as “the widest meaning of the word is very wide”, each and every war where one part is Muslim and the other not – and most where both parts are Muslims – are in “self defence” or for other reasons are just wars and always are declared jihad, this simply is hypocrisy. All wars, included wars of aggression, and there have been plenty of those through the history, have been declared “jihad” – at least we have not been able to find exceptions from this rule. Actually for centuries all the four law schools in Islam agreed on that the fact that the opposite part in a conflict were non-Muslims was good enough reason for to attack them and to declare the attack/war for jihad (holy war). It was not until in the 1920s or 1930s that some Muslim scholars started to question this “law” – and it still only is questioned and only by parts of the Muslims, though nowadays these questions normally makes the Muslim parts, included terrorists, blame the other part so as to give the claim of jihad at least a demagog’s made up reality of being a just war. Very convenient for anyone who needs warriors/soldiers – and a convenient incitement to war: All wars against “infidels” are “jihad” – with permission to rape and steal and murder - - - and guarantee for going to Paradise if you are killed.
058 3/168: “Say, ‘Avert death for yourselves (not good Muslims*) - - -.” Do not mind death for Allah and Muhammad (and his successors) – it is a good way to die. Also see 3/169 just below.
059 3/169: “Do not think of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay, they live (remember that Muslims according to the Quran are resurrected bodily*), finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord (Allah*).” See 3/168 just above.
060 3/170: “They (the ones killed in war*) rejoice in the Bounty of Allah (an Earth-like luxury life + plenty of women – how that life is for the women, is of no consequence*) - - - (and*) the (martyrs) (all Muslims killed in war, are martyrs, no matter if it is a war of aggression or not, or simply a raid for money and slaves – Muhammad made many such ones*) glory in the fact that on them is no fear, nor have they (cause to) grieve.” Psychologically a very good way for a leader to tackle and to prepare his followers for the fact that some warriors were going to die in the wars. There were little cause for sorrow and little cause for blaming the leader.
061 3/172: “Of those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger even after being wounded, those who do right and refrain from wrong have a great reward.” Muhammad was good at pep-talks – he clearly understood people and how to manipulate them.
062 3/174: “And they (brave warriors*) returned with Grace and Bounty from Allah - - -.” Merit in heaven for the fighting and loot from the vanquished victims. You should do the same! The terrible price the victims had to pay, was of no concequence - the religion and the culture was (ans is?) at an ethical, moral and cultural level that made (make?) its followers unable to see such facts - or not developed or civilized enogh to care or even think about it. Just think about the many murderous Muslim heroes f. ex. in Sind and in Africa. They are shining heroes even today.
063 3/195: “- - - those who have - - - fought or been slain – verily, I (Allah*) will blot out from them their iniquities, and admit them into Gardens - - -.” An unbeatable and cheap incitement for recruiting real believers to war: Be killed in war and go directly to Paradise no matter what great a sinner you have been before.
Year 625 – 626 AD, surah 61:
064 61/4: “Allah truly loves those who fight in His Cause in battle arrays as if they were a solid cemented structure.” A mighty incitement and war propaganda mixed with romancing of war – and everyone at this time knew about spoils of war and slaves and free women to rape, etc.
065 61/11: “That ye believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that ye strive (your outmost) in the cause of Allah, with your property and your persons: that will be best for you, if ye but knew!” War agitation. The real “Religion of Peace.”
066 61/12: “(If you go to war/are killed for Muhammad*) He (Allah*) will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of eternity - - -.” There once was a cheap book named “All this and Heaven too”. It is similar here: all the rape and stealing and slaves you can manage – and for those good, benevolent deeds for your as benevolent god: The Paradise with more luxury and more women. Nice and attractive for naïve, poor and virile – not to say virulent – uncivilised young and not young men.
067 61/13: “(And in war you will get*) help from Allah and a speedy victory.” See 61/12 just above – and in addition you will not have to fight much, for the victory will be easy. Yes, the religion of Peace*.
Year 625 (627?) – 628 AD (not likely before 627 – Battle of the Trench). Surah 33.
068 33/16: “Running away will not profit you, if you are running away from death or slaughter (war*); and even if (ye do escape), no more than a brief (respite) will ye be allowed to enjoy!” Allah has decided when you are to die – according to Hadiths that happens 5 months before you are born. Because of that there is no reason to flee from battle – you will not live any longer (or shorter) anyhow.
069 33/19: “Such men (who do not want to fight*) have no faith - - -.” – and are not good. You of course are better?
070 33/22: When the really believing Muslims in Medina saw the attacking force in 627 AD (Battle of the Trench) “it only added to their faith and their zeal in obedience”. Tales of heroism induces lust for heroism – a psychologically right story.
Year 626 mainly. Surah 4.
071 4/74: “To him who figthtet in the cause of Allah – whether he is slain or gets victory – soon shall We (Allah*) give him a reward of great (value).” Cheap words for Muhammad – especially if Allah was/is a fiction. For all the ones who were killed – or in a way worse; mutilated – we will have to hope that Muhammad told the truth. (But too much in the Quran is not true, and Muhammad was not unknown to lying and even breaking an oath to get the best possible result – and he needed warriors, cheap warriors).
072 4/75: “And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)? Men, women and children (crying for help and rescue*) - - -.” Muhammad’s version of the glorious hero on the white horse. Another inciting dream.
073 4/76: “- - - fight ye against the friends of Satan - - -“. Of course you want to do that – and of course all non-Muslims are friends of Satan.
074 4/77: “Short is the enjoyment of this world: the Hereafter is best for those who do right - - -.” You may flee from war in this short life – but those who go to war will have a much better next and everlasting life. Become a warrior and fight for Muhammad – and for Allah (if he exists).
075 4/78: “Wherever you are, death will find you, even if ye are in towers built strong and high!” Allah has decided when you are to die. You can as well go to war and do good things for Allah – and get rewards and spoils of war from him – because you will die no sooner and no later all the same. No comments should be necessary.
076 4/84: “Then fight in Allah’s cause - - -.” A clear and direct message.
077 4/91: “- - - if they (your opponents*) withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands, size them and slay them whenever ye get them - - -.” A clear and nice order. Not even an incitement, but an order.
078 4/95: “Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive in the cause of Allah with their goods and their person. Allah hath granted a grad higher to those who strive with their goods and their persons”. Clear words: Go to war or terrorism and end in a better part of Paradise - there are at least 4 different qualities of Gardens there. Incitement “de luxe”.
079 4/95 + 96: “- - - those who strive hath Allah distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward – Ranks specially bestowed by Him (Allah*), and Forgiveness (for anything if you are killed in battle*) and Mercy.” No doubt who is the best Muslim and what is the best deed in Islam – the warrior and the war are most pleasing to Allah. (To call Islam “The religion of peace” is an insult to the intelligence of everybody that has read the Surahs from Medina.)
080 4/104: “He who forsakes his home in the cause of Allah - - - should he die as a refugee from home for Allah and His (Allah’s) Messenger (Muhammad*), his reward becomes due and sure with Allah - - -.” Die for Muhammad – and for Allah if he exists – and be sure to go to heaven and the (mainly) sensual pleasures and good food there. What more can a primitive – often brutalized from war and his own inhuman deeds – poor, young warrior dream of? Incitement of highs class.
081 4/141: “- - - and never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers”. Go to war – in the long run you are sure to win.
Year 627 – 629 AD. Surah 33:
082 33/19: “- - - when fear comes, thou (Muslim warrior*) wilt see them looking to thee, their eyes revolving, like (those of) over one whom hovers death: but when the fear is past, they will smite you with sharp tongues, covetous of goods.” They – the bad ones – are no good. You certainly are of better stuff? Pep-talk.
Year 628 AD. Surah 28:
083 28/16: “Ye (Bedouins who had been reluctant to fight before*) shall be summoned to (fight) against a people given to vehement war. (If you then fight bravely*) Allah will grant you a goodly reward - - -.” If you only are willing to fight, forgiving of your old misdeeds are possible.
084 28/22: “If the Unbelievers should fight you, they would certainly turn their backs - - -“. Pep-talk of medium quality.
Year 629 AD. Surah 66:
085 66/9: “O Prophet (Muhammad*)! Strive hard against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell - - -.” A clear order and a clear explanation why they are sub-human, and thus deserve to die. “Untermench” always are ok to kill – they deserve it. It also is the right of the “Ubermench” to do so – and in the Quran no doubt the Muslims are the “Ubermench”.
Year 630 – 632 AD (not earlier than 630 AD). Surah 57:
086 57/10: “Not equal among you (Muslims*) are those who spent (freely) and fought, before the Victory (conquest of Mecca 630 AD*), (with those who did so later). Those are higher in rank than those who spent (freely) and fought afterwards. But to all has Allah promised a goodly (reward).” Spend money and fight in war for Muhammad (and his successors) and Allah, and Allah will give you a rich reward. Another mighty incitement for getting money and warriors for war. (But does an omniscient and omnipotent god really need war? – he knows everything and can do everything in better ways. The Quran says it is to test you – but does an omniscient god need to test you, when he knows everything and all the answers before? And can a god really be a good and benevolent one, when the main thing he wants from his underlings is that they behave like devils against each others? – when someone says something, but gives instructions for or does something very different, we believe in the instructions and deeds, not in the cheap words.)
087 57/11: “Who is he that will loan to Allah a beautiful loan (this expression in the Quran normally means to risk or give your life (in war)*)? For (Allah) will increase it manifold to his credit, and he will have (besides) a liberal reward.” A good promise for attracting or pepping up warriors – or perhaps for attracting resources for waging war. A good deal for the warriors and for the givers of resources if the words are true. But if Muhammad is the cold and scheming manipulator going all out for power no matter what the cost will be to others, like he looks like in history, and not the saint religion has made him, the only one that really gained from this, were Muhammad himself plus his co-operators and later his successors. The sobering fact here is that history all too often is more clear-eyed than religion, especially compared to religions built only on blind faith mixed with obvious mistakes and worse like Islam.
088 57/18: “- - - loan to Allah a Beautiful loan - - -.” See 57/11 just above.
Year 631 AD likely. Surah 9:
Verse 9/5 is the famous and infamous “Verse of the Sword”. And as if this verse was not bloody enough, it is strengthened by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 4/91, 8/39, 8/60, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 33/61, 33/73, 47/4, and 66/9. Which means that f. ex. a central verse in the pro-Islamic not always honest (al-Taqiyya? – and Kitman?) propaganda, like verse 2/256: “Let there be no compulsion in religion” is killed and made invalid – abrogated – by at least these 15 different verses (actually 2/256 is abrogated by at least some 30 harsher verses).
089 9/5 “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and size them, beleaguer them, and lay in wait for them in every stratagem (of war).” Not even an incitement, but a clear order. (The old Arabia had 4 months a year when it was forbidden to wage war – though the Muslims at least made one raid during such a month. Islam took over this pagan custom like so many other pagan customs. These months are what “the forbidden months” refer to.
090 9/13: “Will ye (Muslims*) not fight people who violated their oaths (like Muhammad did himself*), plotted to expel the Messenger, and took the aggressive lead by being the first (to assault) you?” The Quran says the best thing is to forgive - - - but why live according to one’s own words? To wage war and gain power for Muhammad and Islam is reality, the words are just words. And if you do not want to go to war, it is incredible! - you then are no good Muslim!!
091 9/16: “Or think that ye (Muslims*) that ye shall be abandoned (by Allah and not be rewarded for going to war*), as though Allah did not know those among you who strive with might and main - - -.” Just go to war – it is sure that Allah will reward you for it (as he is the good and benevolent god of “the Religion of Peace”.)
092 9/19a: “Do ye make the giving of drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance of the Sacred Mosque (Kabah in Mecca*), equal to (the pious service of) those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and strive with their might and mind (wages war - see 9/16 just above*) in the cause of Allah?”
Of course the active warriors – or terrorists - are best. F. ex. the warriors in Darfur and terrorists anywhere think they are doing a pious service by killing and murdering - - and gang raping like in Darfur and other places where it is more like normal wars, not hit and run - and of course stealing and robbing for “good and lawful” reward also in this world.
Yes, a good and human and benevolent religion.
And some future for non-Muslims - one place in the Quran, the warriors are reminded that there are places with rich spoils of war not taken yet. In the West? – or other places? It does not matter – this verse tells once more that the warriors are the best Muslims - - - and spoils of war are tempting.
**110 093 9/19b: “They (Muslims doing good deeds*) are not comparable in the sight of Allah (with the ones killing/waging war for Allah*)”. Terrorists and others using weapons and murdering for Allah, are the best Muslims.
Guess if verses like these do their work on some single-minded or fanatic Muslims. Who said “there are verses in the Quran that can be disused for war and terror”? Wrong: It hardly is possible to be a really pious Muslim without using weapons against non-Muslims.
094 9/20a: “Those who believe, and suffer exile and strive with their might and main (= fight with weapons*), in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons (= fighting personally in war or terrorism - “any stratagem of war”*), have the highest rank in the sight of Allah - - -”.
Terrorists and other warriors are doubtlessly the very best Muslims. Become one of them!
095 9/20: “- - - they (terrorists/warriors*) are the people who will achieve (salvation)”. At least the Quran is honest about some things - just like Hitler was in “Mein Kampf” - - - and few did believe Hitler until it was too late.
And not least: It is repeating one of the main incitements for war for Muhammad/Allah.
096 9/21: “Their (terrorists/warriors*) Lord (Allah*) doth give them glad tidings of a Mercy (that terrorists/warriors for Allah are forgiven practically any sin*) from Himself (from Allah personally*), of His good pleasure (for the fighting and murdering they have done for the good and kind god*), and the Gardens for them, wherein are delights (earth-like riches and women*) that endures”. The ultimate pep talk for war, terror and murder? In the name of a presumably peaceful religion and a kind and good god?
097 9/22: “They (terrorists/warriors*) will live therein (in Paradise) for ever. Verily in Allah’s presence is a reward, the greatest (of all)”. Warriors/terrorists are in so high esteem in the eyes of Allah, that they will be invited to live in the parts of paradise that has Allah’s presence. (In the Muslim paradise some parts are even better than others - Jesus f. ex. only lives in the 2. heaven, whereas Moses was a better prophet and lives in heaven number four, and top prophets like Abraham and Muhammad of course in number seven, closest to Allah, who resides above number seven. In addition some regions of the heavens have better gardens than others.
Compared to 9/21 this may be an even more ultimate pep talk.
098 9/25: “Assuredly Allah did help you in many battlefields - - -.” – and consequently he can be expected to do the same in future battlefields.
099 ***9/29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah - - -.” Not even an incitement, but a most clear order - - - in spite of the wish “Let there be no compulsion in religion” (2/256). And NB: Here is no demand for self defence - just an order to fight with no reservations.
100 9/36: “Fight the Pagans all together as they fight you all together - - -.” An order and an incitement – at this time (631 AD) Muhammad finally had got the upper hand, and from now on and for centuries to come, most wars the Muslims fought, were wars of aggression and wars of looting and plunder and enslavement + expansion and enlargement of power and the religion.
101 9/38: “O ye who believe! What is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the Cause of Allah (= to go to war*), ye cling heavily to the earth. Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter?” A very rhetoric question it is very difficult for a really pious Muslim not to answer “no” to – a good incitement for Muhammad. And also a question that tells a lot about Islam.
102 9/39: “Unless ye go forth (in war/battle*), He (Allah*) will punish you with a grievous penalty (normally in the Quran a synonym for Hell*) - - -”. An order not possible to misunderstand for a pious - or fanatic - Muslim.
Yes, a religion built on peace, goodness and heavenly ethics.
103 9/40: “If ye help not (your Leader (then Muhammad - today any religious leader?*)), (it is no matter (for Allah helps*)).” This is said partly on a special background, but like so many places in the Quran, it may mean all Muslims at any time. Help your leaders in war and atrocities – just like what Muhammad needed help for.
104 9/41: “Go ye forth (whether equipped) lightly or heavily, and strive and struggle (= fight*), with your goods and your person (money and life*), in the Cause of Allah. That is best for you, if you but knew”. Any comment necessary?
105 9/42: “If there had been immediate gain (in sight), and the journey easy, they would (all) without doubt have followed you – (but it was not, and they did not) - - -.” You surely are of better quality?!
106 9/44: “Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ask for no exemption from striving with their goods and persons (= waging war*)”.If you are a real Muslim, you do not refrain from going to war.
107 ***9/44: “And Allah knowet well those (the Muslims going to war*) who do their duty”. It is not possible to deny - like most Muslims and many politically correct others try to do today - that war (against “unbelievers”) is a duty for Muslims. It is impossible to say it more directly than the Quran does here.
108 9/45: “Only those ask for exemption (from doing battle*) who believe not in Allah and the right day”. Terrorists and fanatical mullahs/imams are right and do right according to the Quran.
109 9/46: “If they (the ones reluctant to go to war*) had intended to come out (to the battlefield*), they should certainly have made some preparations therefore; but Allah was averse to their being sent forth, so he made them lag behind - - -”. Pep talk about the ones not wanting to go to war ‘do not mind them - they are bad quality Allah did not want’ - no reason to loose your nerve.
110 9/47: “But Allah knoweth well those who do wrong (= those not wanting to go to war*)”. The terrorists are right: It is not the terrorists who do wrong, it is the ones reluctant to murder and kill and fight. Really a religion for peace and goodness run by a benevolent god.
111 9/52: “Can you (warriors and potential warriors*) expect for us (Muslims*) (any fate) other than the two glorious things – (martyrdom or victory)?” As glossy as a slogan for Nazism in Germany in 1939. And like there the crippled are not mentioned. Nor the victims.
112 9/73 “Strive (fight*) hard against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them.” Straight words for your money – go to war.
113 9/81: The ones not willing to do battle may end in hell. Do you want end there?
114 9/83: The ones not willing to do battle are to be socially despised. No comments necessary.
114 9/84: “Nor do thou ever pray for any of them (those that did not want to go to war*) that dies, nor stand at his grave, for they rejected Allah and (not least?*) His Messenger (Muhammad*), and died in a state of perverse rebellion.” It is perverse not to obey when Islam wants war. If not the carrot of stealing riches, taking slaves and raping women should attract the ones reluctant to go to war, then use heavy social pressure to force them. War is very essential for the Quran – and for Muhammad. And “is”, not only “was” - it “is” for all future. Make war or become an outcast in your village/town.
115 9/85: “Allah’s plan is to punish them (the ones not wanting to go to war*) with these things in this world, and that their souls may perish in their (very) denial of Allah”. Refusing war means no trip to Paradise for you – or at best a much more difficult way there - and ending in the simplest part of Paradise.
116 9/88: “But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and struggle (fight*) with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper.” And you will like to prosper, too?
117 9/89: “Allah hath prepared for them (the ones helping Muhammad*) Gardens - - -.” Help Muhammad (= go to war) and go more or less directly to Paradise.
118 9/94: Do not believe the excuses from the ones not wanting to go to war - the real reason is that they are bad Muslims.
A good Muslim goes to war whenever his leaders call.
119 9/95: “So leave them (the ones not wanting to wage war*): for they are an abomination, and Hell is their dwelling-place - a fitting recompense for the (evil) they did”. Not to hate and kill and steal and rob and rape and enslave and murder is an abomination and evil, which ends you in Hell. Your not wanting to go to war will make the raise of power for Muhammad and Islam go slower.
To wage war is the absolute duty for any fit Muslim who can afford it. No misunderstanding possible.
Brave future world.
Do you still believe that Allah is the same god as the Yahweh in NT?
But it is a weighty incitement to naive, uneducated primitives.
120 9/111a: “Allah hat purchased of the Believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the Garden (of Paradise): they fight in His (Allah’s) Cause, and slay and are slain (and go to Paradise afterwards*) - - -.” It may be a good, if de-humanizing (war mostly is) deal - - - if Allah and the Paradise exists. If not the only person gaining anything was Muhammad (and all the mistakes, etc. in the Quran proves absolutely that at least something is seriously wrong).
121 9/111b: “Then rejoice in the bargain which ye (Muslim warriors*) have concluded: that is the achievement supreme”. A good bait – but see 9/111a just above.
122 9/120: “It was not fitting for the people of Madinah (Medina*) and the Bedouin Arabs of the neighbourhood, to refuse to follow Allah’s Messenger, nor to prefer their own lives to his - - -.” No comment to this incitement – and especially not to the last part of it.
123 9/123: “Fight the Unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you - - -“. A no nonsense and clear order.
Year 631. Surah 49:
124 49/15: “Only those are Believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*), and have never since doubted, but have striven with their belongings and their persons (= made war*) in the Cause of Allah - - -.” Use your wealth and your life in war for Muhammad/Allah – only then you are a real Muslim. A clear message.
Year 632 AD mainly. Surah 5.
125 5/12: “- - - and loan to Allah a beautiful loan - - -.” This normally is “Quran-speak” for “risk or loose your life in battle for Muhammad aka Allah”. In just this case it is claimed to be said to the Jews of old times, which gave it double value: A good pep-talk and “documenting” that messengers wanting war, was nothing new.
126 5/35a: “- - - strive with might and main (normally in the Quran this means “fight in war”*) in His (Allah’s*) cause.” A clear order.
127 5/35b: “- - - strive with might and main (see 5/35 just above*) in His (Allah’s*) cause: that you may prosper.” Fight for Allah (and Muhammad) – then you may get a prosperous life.
128 5/64: “Amongst them (the Jews*) We (Allah*) have placed enmity and hatred till the Day of Judgement. Every time they kindle the fire of war, Allah doth extinguish it; but they (ever) strive to do mischief on earth. And Allah loveth not those who do mischief”. And why should you love them when Allah obviously did dislike them? Allah’s dislike is a good motif and explanation for ruthlessness against them. (Muhammad treated the Jews in and around Medina very ruthless – chased away (because too strong opposition did that he could not kill in the beginning) a large part, enslaved big groups of women and children and murdered the rest of the survivors – except some that for some years were permitted to live as semi slaves on what used to be their own farms for a very stiff price. Plus he personally raped and enslaved for his own harem at least two of the women – Raihana bint Amr and Safijja bint Huayay (he later married Safijja)). Well, the verse is good hate propaganda – and hate is a good background for incitements to war, and for explanations for atrocities.
Year: Not known. Surah 64:
129 64/17: “If you loan to Allah, a beautiful loan, He will double it to your (credit), and he will grant you Forgiveness - - -“. Very similare thinking to the worst medieval excesses made by the Roman Catholic Church once upon a time. But good slogans for recruiting warriors – and money.
Raw manuscript finished: Jan. 16. 2009.
Also see the post scripture to next chapter – chapter IV/2.
There is one striking fact about the hate and the war verses: They are all from after the flight from Mecca to Medina. For 12 years Islam had been a rather peaceful religion. But suddenly it changes from peace to a brutal religion of inhumanity, hate and war. (We have written the surahs according to age, so as to make it easy to see this very sincere change.)
There is nowhere given any explanation for why the religion so radically was changed in a short time. You hardly will even find a lay Muslim willing to admit the extreme change.
Was it Allah that found he had been wrong for 12 years and wanted more inhumanity, misery, blood and gore? – at least it was an abrogation of the fundamental thinking during those 12 years. An abrogation that seriously questions the foresight and omniscience of Allah – why was such a change necessary in a timeless religion and why was it not foreseen and foretold and incorporated in the teaching before the flight in 622 AD? This tells something about Allah’s ability to foresee things (The fact that Allah practically never foresaw anything that happened unexpectedly, and thus warned and helped his followers, included Muhammad – he in stead in such situations always sent “explanations” (?) afterwards, strengthen this fact.)
Or was it Muhammad who needed cheap and ruthless warriors? – first simply to make a living, as he started as a chief highway-man, robber and extorter shortly after he arrived in Medina, not to mention that he later needed even more warriors to enlarge his own power?
You never meet Muslims who mention this change in the religion – a total change from a religion mainly benevolent and peaceful, to a full-fledged war and suppression religion.
You also nowhere in Islam or from Muslims find any explanation for why it happened. And you never will find any Muslims admitting this change from peace to blood and war, or that still claiming it is the same religion is the greatest of all contradictions in the Quran and in Islam.
But from the majority of non-religious scientists doing research on Islam, the explanation simply is: Muhammad had to make a living for himself and for his followers in Medina. Robbing caravans was one of the few easy opportunities (and was in a warlike culture like the old Arabia not condemned in the same way as in more civilized cultures – though if Islam really had been a benevolent “Religion of Peace”, and Allah a good and benevolent god, stealing and robbing, rape and extortion, hate and murder, blood and war as a service to the god had been impossible to explain or justify). But to have warriors and to justify the robberies and killings, the religion had to be changed to fit the new life – and it turned out to be a lucky change for Muhammad: All the riches stolen and extorted attracted lots of new followers wanting parts of those riches and slaves – especially the riches and the female slaves. And power.
They also add that the riches and the power Muhammad in a short time gained, either made moral weaknesses in him surface, or destroyed him morally. Power has destroyed many a man morally.
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 "Some Essentials for how the Quran is to be read and understood" (VII-10-1) and "The Quran is to be understood literally if nothing else is indicated" (VII-10-2).
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 is blocked in many Muslim areas - which shows they are afraid of it and lack arguments (if they had real arguments for www.1000mistakes. com is wrong, blocking 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 reopen 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?