Tuesday, October 05, 2010

More Scary Stuff from the Qu'ran

With the new -- and probably bogus -- "terrorist alert" that started just as we were scuttling out of Paris, I thought it appropriate to advertise some more of those scary and violence-ridden passages out of the Holy Book of the Muslims, the Qu'ran:

Every Christian should be aware of these. The following endorses genocide, violence, rape, forced marriages, infanticide, and even cannibalism.

1. "..devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. "
2. "Happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us, he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks."
3. “But of the cities of these peoples which [Allah] gives you as an inheritance, you shall let nothing that breathes remain alive, but you shall utterly destroy them."
4. "And when [Allah] shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them."
5. "And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword."
6. "Their children shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes! There houses spoiled, and their wives raped...Dash the young men to pieces...have no pity on the fruit of the womb, the children shall not be spared..."
7. "So [he] smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as [Allah] commanded."
8. "We took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain."
9. "And [he] smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel. And [he] saved neither man nor woman alive."
10. "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the female children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."
11. "But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me."
12. "And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brick-kiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon."
13. “If a man finds a young woman who is a virgin, who is not betrothed, and he seizes her and lies with her, and they are found out, then the man who lay with her shall give to the young woman’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife because he has humbled her.."
14. "If his master has given him a wife, and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself."
15. "And if you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and desire her and would take her for your wife, then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails. She shall put off the clothes of her captivity, remain in your house, and mourn her father and her mother a full month; after that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. And it shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall set her free."
16. "Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants."
17. "If there be found among you... man or woman....who hath gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded...then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman who has committed that wicked thing unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones till they die."
18. "Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. But you shall destroy their altars.."
19. "You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you."
20. "Take all the heads of the people and hang them up before [Allah against the sun.”
21. "They shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up!"
22. “And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.”
The only problem with these horrifying examples? You probably already guessed it: They are not from the Qu'ran after all, they are from the Xian Bible. It is easy to cherrypick the horrifying stuff out pretty much any religious book and trot it out as though it is unerring Holy Writ which every practioner of that particular cult must follow and adhere to.

Here are the sources for the quotations, so you can look them up yourselves if you don't believe me: 1 Samuel 15:3, Psalm 137, Deut 20:16, Deut 7:1-2, Joshua 6:12, Isaiah: 13: 16-18, Joshua 10:40, Deut.2:26-35, 1 Samuel 27:8-9, Numbers 31: 17-18, Luke 19:27 2 Samuel 12:31 Deuteronomy: 22: 28-29, Exodus 21:4, Deuteronomy 21:11-14, Isaiah 14:21, Deuteronomy 17:2-5, Exodus 34: 11-12, Leviticus 26:7-8, Numbers 25:4 Hosea 13:16.

You may recall I've expounded on this theme before, but it never hurts to reinforce the idea.


[HT to Tia Lynn at Abandon Image for this list.]


Anonymous said...

I happened to stumble across your blog and noted your antipathy toward Christians and Christianity. You seem to be an intelligent individual so I assume your counterfactuals are intended to promote the individual consideration of Muslims and not bigoted reaction to 9 decades of radical Islamist terrorism (counting from the 1920’s not from the origin of Islam).
Do you count yourself a bible scholar? If so I believe that it would be more intellectually honest to remind your readers that you are talking about Christianity a religion whose precepts were laid down by Jesus to complete the Old Testament and therefore quotes from the New Testament would more accurately describe the Christian philosophy.
Hopefully someday a Muslim religious leader (maybe the 12th Imam?) will “complete” the Koran as the Christian bible was completed. I am sure you hope this also. Until that time you will admit that Islamists radicals do seem to cause an inordinate amount of trouble in the world.
By the way maybe you should expand your reading list. If you are willing I have an interesting book that I am reading that may catch your attention. “Reaching Out” By Henri Nouwen.
Yours in Christ
Gaius Gracchus Disabled Army Vet 30+ years Cavalry mostly Combat Arms always

Farnsworth68 said...

Welcome and thanks for the post, GC.
My antipathy is not relegated to Christians only, but is much more ecumenical, to include all religions and quasi-religious "belief" systems.
I agree with you that the honest approach would be to follow the precepts laid down by Joshua bar Joseph (aka Jesus), but that is not the approach that most "modern" chistians seem to take. At least not the ones who get the most attention, and they are the ones who are intent on slowly entangling this country in a nightmare Dominionist choke hold.
No, those people are the big champions of the Old Testament and its blood and guts message of death and destruction for all "heretics" -- they will have none of that proto-hippie Jesus dude, with all of his "love thy neighbor" and "turn the other cheek" and "judge not" crap.
I'm just working with them on this...
I agree with your basic precept that Islamic "terrorism" did not begin with 9-11. In fact, from a particular point of view, one could argue that the Flaming Sword of the Desert was one huge terrorist campaign beginning in 622 CE with Mohammed's hegira to Mecca...
Welcome home, brother, and thank you for your service.
--The F Man