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The fighting and killing in Islam

Q3. Could you also talk about the fighting and killing in Islam?


The fighting and killing in Islam. Well, let me tell you something. It is very interesting, really interesting that in the US we have a different kind of Islam. Muslim clerics in the US want to present to us a kind Islam, Islam of brotherly love, Islam of friendship. Is that the Islam in the Quran? It is not! The Quran is very explicit to tell the Muslims, "Go fight and kill." And if we see a young man, 20 years, or 18 years in Palestine, and putting a bomb around themselves, and making a suicidal bomb, and kill himself and kill some Israelis, it is not an invention of the Hamas, or the Hezboulah, or anybody. It is the Quran. The Quran says, "Go fight, fight, fight." So if we want to see fighting, and the killing, in the Quran, let us read the words of the Quran. And I will begin with the words in surat Al Anfal, that is surat 8, and verse 65, "Oh, prophet Mohammed." Listen, Allah is talking to Mohammed because this is what the Muslims believe. "Oh, prophet Mohammed. Urge the Muslims to fight." What? "Oh, prophet Mohammed. Urge the Muslims to fight?" When Jesus spoke to His disciples, He said, "Love your enemy. Pray for those who persecute you." But here, "Oh, prophet Mohammed. Urge the Muslims to fight," fighting is by inciting Muslims to fight. And then, we go to another surat, and that is in the Quran, in surat (Al Bakara, that is surat number 2, verse 216, "Jihad (this is fighting, holy fighting in Allah's name) is ordained for you, Muslims." Now, if someone will come and say that those who are fighting, Jews and Christians are fighting then because they are fanatics, they do not know Islam. No! When I went on the national TV, years ago, and I said in very plain words, "If you are a faithful Muslim, you are obliged to fight Jews and Christians, because Jihad, the holy fighting in Allah's name is ordained for you, " you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which it is good, and that you like a thing which is bad for you. But fighting is ordained for Muslims.

Then we go to another verse, in the very same surat, in verse 244, "And the fight in the way of Allah (that is in surat number 2, verse 244), and know that Allah is all hearer, or knowing." Fight in the name of Allah? Well, in one of my books I said that, if God is almighty then he should fight for himself. In fact, one time I talked to a Muslim cleric in Egypt, and he said to me, "If I had the power, I would make all Egypt Muslim." I said, "But what mean?" He said, "By force, by sword. Fight in the name of Allah." And I looked at him and I said, "Listen, your god is so weak!" "What?" "Listen, let us use our brains for one second, if you will. Who will fight for whom? The weak will fight for the strong, or the strong will fight for the weak?" He said, "Of course that the strong will fight for the weak." I said, "Then, if God is almighty, He doesn't need you to fight for him. Leave him to fight for himself. He can do it! But to fight for him, this is an indication that god is weak. Forgive me, but this is my understanding." But this is what the Quran is saying.

Then we continue, and we will see, in surat(Al Taouba), that is surat number 9, and verse 29, you see, Allah is telling the Muslims to fight the Jews and the Christians in particular. Sometimes when I read the Quran I think, why didn't he insight the Muslims to fight against Bhuddists, Hindus? Why Jews and Christians? Whose wars? Well, we read in surat(Al Anfal), that is surat number 8, verse 63, no, I think I misplaced that. I'll go back to that surat (Al Taouba), surat number 29, verse 29, "fight against those who believe not in Allah; nor in the last day, nor forbid that which have been forbidden by Allah and his messenger Mohammed; and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth, Islam, among the people of the scripture." Who are the people of the scriptures? Jews and Christians. "you fight them until they pay the Gizia, the poll tax, the elevated tax, with willing submission and feel themselves subdued." This is very clear command for Muslims to go and fight Jews and Christians until they defeat them. And if the Christian and the Jew want to keep his religion, he should pay taxes to the Islamic government with his feeling of inferiority. I am a Christian but I am inferior. You, the Muslim, are superior. I am inferior. And you are protecting me, so I pay a poll tax, here is my tax. You buy your religion with taxes?

Well, I commented on that verse in one of my books, and I said, "You can exchange Islam with taxes." It is very plain. Pay taxes, keep your Jewish religion or Christian religion. You can exchange Islam with taxes, money with Islam. And this is here, kill, kill, kill. See, and in many other verses, the Quran is saying what is the punishment of those who are against Allah and his messenger, Mohammed: to be crucified, to cut their hands and their legs, or to be cast away from the society. What kind of religion is that? Killing, killing, killing. Killing is not an invention of fanatics. Killing is in the Quran, and I want to let, to get anybody who is really honest to himself, and tell him, "Tell me, don't talk about friendship." It is very interesting to notice one thing, that in one of the verses of the Quran it says, "Muslims, do not befriend Jews or Christians." Period. But it came of the invasion of Iraq, of Kuwait. The Muslims forgot all about that. And they came to the Christian country, to the US, and said, "Please, help us." But the Quran said don't befriend them, don't ask for their protection, don't go to them for help! How come that you are coming now to the US and England, and France, "Help us!" Because when it comes to politics, the Quran is forgotten, especially in the high places. And I want any Muslim to think about it seriously. This is not an attack on Islam, this is to open the minds and the eyes of the people to think. And I want people to think. God gave us brains to use it. And if I am not going to use my brain, I will give an account. If this is light I'd say it is light. If this is darkness, I'd say it is darkness. But to say that darkness is light and light is darkness, gray places, it is not that way. There is killing in the Quran, there is torture in the Quran; there is much pain for the people living under the Islamic society if they are Jews or Christians. They are! They are always looked at as second-class citizens. And they don't have the right to stand up and raise their head. They are inferior, and we are the superior, and that is it. I don't think that anybody who reads the Quran could deny what I have said. I mentioned the verse, verse after verse, after verse. But let me tell you, I didn't mention all the verse. There are a lot of verses that tell, that is telling the Muslim, "Go, torture, kill, go, fight, kill."


-1 # Kaye 2012-06-02 07:30
-3 # jean 2013-03-04 23:40
first of all war in islam has condition muslims fight only the warriors don't cut the trees and do not kill wemen and children..the quran don't say kill or fight jew and chritians jihad mean to spread the word of god and his rules on the earth muslims fight only who fight them the goealis not to make everybody a muslim but to make every one live under the rules of god you may find some of these rules violant and hard but its the only way to achive justice and peace muslims did not change the word of god like chritians or jews did,because they just want to do everything they want
muslim believe that god is testing them by jihad not like you say "fight for god" and they believe that god is always withe the right(if a muslim kill a inocent chritian islam will punish that muslim by death)
the torture,killing of chritians and jews or any one who is not a fighter is forbidden in islam
jezya is an equivalent of charity in islam
+4 # Karaz Bishara 2014-11-25 21:01
Jean, I would like to challenge you. Show me ONE place where Christians or Jews changed the Bible.
0 # nick 2014-01-05 04:40
i lived in indonesia and the story is exactly what i feel around here. Halleluya, Glory be THY NAME !!
-2 # Jocelyn Sophia 2014-01-06 23:58
After 30 years of study of the Qur'an and the life of Prophet Muhammad, I want to say that Prophet Muhammad told people to believe in God and do good deeds for about 13 years before any wars. And God did protect the believers without them fighting. Then when the wars happened, it was due to that people wanted to kill all the Muslims, so it was either the Muslims die and the world is filled with idol worship, or the people who worship God fight back and God is obeyed on earth. God encouraged the believers to defend themselves if attacked. Even then, the Muslims were to preach the Religion to the attackers, and if the attacker accepted then they were to be treated in a very, very good way.
+3 # Karaz Bishara 2014-11-06 23:12
There is a very big contrast between what Muhammad did and what Jesus did, however. Jesus said, "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." This is from the Injeel in Matthew 5:44. Jesus did not tell His followers to kill. Jesus did not even hate those who killed Him! He prayed for their forgiveness! Repentance over sin is good, but the problem is the fact that sin lives inside of us. That sin separates us from God and no amount of good works can remove it from us. Only God can take away our sin and He did it by taking the punishment for sin we deserve on the cross. It is belief in what God did through Jesus on the cross that saves us.
-2 # Mike 2015-02-01 17:22
I understand. One might suppose certain sects in Christianity also operate with violence. I always perceived Islam with reverence because of its peacefulness and deep meanings. Current media are making all of you look bad. Its not fair. Life is not fair. Why? Because we all lack faith in a great Creator whomever He is perceived to be. Many paths lead to His love and His afterlife created for us, His children. I admire your attempt to re-assert the peace represented by Islam. So many great achievements have been given by Muslim intellects.
With Great Respect
Mike, A Child of God
-1 # bankole looqman 2015-05-14 17:51
muhammed said 'if u dont know then ask'pleas for allah sake stop decieving people cus u will be questioned on the judgement day. quran 5 verse 3 said 'because of that we ordained for the people of isreal that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder or to spread mischief in the land, it would be as if he killed all mankind and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind . and indeed, there came to them our messengers with clear proofs,evidence ,and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits on the land. i know u will not post my comment but say the truth and stop decieving the world. you are blessed
0 # Toun 2015-07-18 00:04
All i know is that Jesus is the answer for the world
+1 # Kelton 2016-04-26 20:39
Why does there have to be so much fighting? I know the Quran says to go and to fight. However, is there a better alternative? What does all of this fighting accomplish?
0 # Amy 2016-04-27 17:28
I liked how rich this answer was in Qur'an scripture. We can learn a lot from studying scripture from many religions.
+1 # Holly 2016-04-27 18:27
This article was quite shocking. I am learning about Islam currently, and we have yet to discuss this topic of Islam.
+1 # Emmy 2016-04-27 20:15
I think it is very interesting how everything can be interpreted in every religion. There are so many different sects of every religion just based off of how their holy scriptures are interpreted.
+1 # Isabel 2016-04-28 16:33
This was really interesting. I have been trying to decipher this myself. One of the fundamental beliefs of Islam is that those who are not Muslim should be killed. Those who hold this mentality, in today's society, are called radicals. However, are they radical, or are they plainly devout Muslims? If a Muslim chooses to not kill those who are not Muslim, are they really following Allah in the way that was intended?
+1 # bob wheel 2016-09-22 17:32
(believers make WAR on the infidels who dwell around you. 9;123

prophet make WAR on the unbelievers... 9:73

enjoy the good and lawful things which you have gained in WAR. 8:69

religion of peace, huh

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