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Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in four decades – 1971-2011

February 19, 2012

Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in four decades – 1971-2011 (updated Feb. 2012)

PS
Most Israeli casualties are innocent non-combatants. Most Arab “Palestinian” casualties are combatants and/or involved in violent attacks. Not to mention Arab-Islamic intentional routine in causing deaths on their side via human shields. Same goes to Hezbollah tactics.
In fact: IDF’s unparalleled record of sparing civilians in counter-terrorism operations.

Of course, that’s besides the last bloody decade of over 18,000 Islamic terror attacks since 9/11/2001.

Note: Baathist racist Arab tyrants like Saddam Hussein, used Islam and ‘anti-infidel’ ideology as well.

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JIHAD IN WW2 – ‘holy war’ in the Muslim world during WW2 – Historic truth – Islamofascism

December 6, 2010

The following are examples of the clearly ‘Holy War’ jihad in WW2:


Whether by Islamic leaders, Mullahs and “activists” or even by the general public in the Muslim world who Islamicized Hitler in its glorification.


 


ISLAMICIZING HITLER


“The closed circle: an interpretation of the Arabs,” David Pryce-Jones, Ivan R. Dee: 2002 (ISBN 1566634407, 9781566634403), p. 201


Preposterously, Hitler himself was Islamicized on the radio and by word of mouth as “Abu Ali,” and in Egypt at least was referred to as “Muhammad Haidar.” As such, he was prayed for in every village, …
http://books.google.com/books?&id=VCQXAQAAIAAJ&dq=muhammad+haidar


“The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin Al-Husseini,” Chuck Morse , 2003, p. 31


In Heaven Allah, on Earth Hitler.”… The Arabs would go so far as to Islamicize Hitler’s name rendering it as Abu Ali,…
http://books.google.com/books?id=HGkthBwbNg8C&pg=PA31


 


CLERIC: SHAKIB ARSLAN


“The Nile: histories, cultures, myths,” Hagai Erlikh, I. Gershoni, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000 (ISBN 1555876722), p. 194


Much more important was the work by the Lebanese Druze, Amir Shakib Arslan. Arslan was by far the most important figure in the context of Mussolini’s infuence in the whole Middle Eastern arena. He undertook to spread the world of the Duce, and to exploit the Abyssinian crisis in order to inspire the younger generation in the Middle East to revolt against the French and the British. He hoped that such an uprising would enhance pan-Arabism, esepcially his brand, namely Arabism with a strong element of Islamic identity and solidarity. In the dozens of articles published in 1935, Arslan depicted Ethiopia as a historical enemy of Islam, an oppressor of its own Muslims, an enemy of Arab language and culture. A skilled historian, he combined the negative messages of radical Islam with the modern message of fascist propaganda. Most of Arslan’s work was published primarily in Syrian, Lebanese, and Palestinian papers; nevertheless. he had his share in the Egyptian press and was widely read in Egypt.
http://books.google.com/books?id=LcsJosc239YC&pg=PA194


 


GRAND MUFTI: HAJ AMIN AL-HUSSEINI


“The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam,” Bat Yeʼor, 1985, p. 389


The Mufti of Jerusalem and the Nazis (1943-1944) The German radio announcer describes a meeting in Berlin on 2 November 1943 … After several anti-Jewish quotations from the Koran, Haj Amin el Husseini, …
http://books.google.com/books?id=6bEwc2FStIYC&pg=PA389


“Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam,” David Dalin, John Rothmann, Alan Dershowitz, Transaction: 2009, p. 131


Fatwas and Holy War: Al-Husseini’s Legacy as a Pioneer of Modern Jihad
During the 1920 and 1930s. Haj Amin al-Husseini was one of the first radical Islamic leaders to issue fatwas, or religious rulings, calling for jihad, or holy war, against Great Britain, the United States, the Jews, and the West. Since Workd War I, during which al-Husseini served as an officer in the Ottoman Turkish army, the fatwa was served as a major instrument by which Islamic religious leaders have impelled their followers to engage in acts of jihad, which invariably involved acts of violence and terrorism.
http://books.google.com/books?id=QMts5Z36kjAC&pg=PA131


(p. 53)
Arabs in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, and Egypt were called upon, “in the name of the Koran and for the honour of Islam, to saborage the oil pipe lines, blow up bridges and roads along British lines of communication, British troops, destroy their dumps and supplies, mislead them by false information…In these exhortations, the mufti frequently reiterated to his Muslim listeners that they could achieve eternal salvation by rising up and killing the Jewish infidels living in their countries…
http://books.google.com/books?id=QMts5Z36kjAC&pg=PA53


“Semites and anti-Semites: an inquiry into conflict and prejudice,”  Bernard Lewis Lewis, W. W. Norton & Company: 1999, p. 147


His immediate aim was to halt and terminate the Jewish settlement in Palestine. Beyond that, however, he aimed at much vaster purposes, conceived not so much in pan-Arab as in pan-Islamic terms, for a Holy War of Islam in alliance with Germany against world Jewry, to accomplish the final solution of the Jewish problem everywhere.
http://books.google.com/books?id=GteStbiDEjAC&pg=PA147


“Global Issues: Selections From CQ Researcher,” CQ Researcher, 2009, p. 158


From 1939 to 1945, the mufti’s Arabic radio broadcasts, which mixed anti-Semitic propaganda with quotes from the Koran, made his station the most popular in the Arab world
http://books.google.com/books?id=6HPB3DlB-m8C&pg=PA158


“Cairo to Damascus,” John Roy Carlson, READ BOOK: 2007, pp. 419-420
 
The Mufti also organized an Arab Brigade and a Moslem Legion to fight side by side with the Nazis. An Arab leader accepted a commission as colonel in the Wehrmacht. Turning
ing to large Moslem populations in Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania, the Mufti with the help of Pavelich, the Croatian quisling, recruited substantial numbers of Moslem Holy Warriors who fought as the Waffen SS, and the “Free Arabia” movement. the Mufti visited these troops frequently praying with them, exhorting them to fight for Allah.
http://books.google.com/books?id=I-nzRJpb5CIC&pg=PA419


 


PRO-NAZI RASHID-ALI GROUP


“The Third Reich and the Arab East,” Lukasz Hirszowicz, Routledge & K. Paul: 1966, p. 135


On February 28th, Salah ed-Din es-Sabbagh, Fahmi Said and Mahmud Salman of the Golden Square, Rashid Ali el-Kilani, Yunis es-Sebawi, Shawkat and Hajj Amin met at the latter’s residence (Zahawi Street, Baghdad). All present swore on the Koran and adopted their grandfathers’ names as conspiratorial pseudonyms. El-Huseini was chosen leader of the group..


(p. 265)
He described a meeting with the Mufti at Baghdad on February 28th, 1941, at which ‘Rashid Ali swore on the Holy Koran that he is joining the organization and will be faithful to its programme and members for the rest of his life. All present took the same oath.’ This was written by Naji Shawkat in reply to a letter from the Mufti asking him to confirm certain circumstances connected with the meeting of…
http://books.google.com/books?id=nra6AAAAIAAJ&q=koran


 


MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD


“The broken crescent: the “threat” of militant Islamic fundamentalism,” Fereydoun Hoveyda, National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Greenwood Publishing Group: 2002, (ISBN: 0275979024) p. 25



He did not hide his admiration for Mussolini and Hitler and envisioned himself as an Islamic “just despot.” Impressed by the fascists’ para-military youth groups, he created his own “battalions” (Kataeb in Arabic, meaning “phalanxes”). In 1938 he was proclaimed the “Supreme Guide.” At this point, al-Banna called for a jihad against the “heathen, the apostates, the deviants,” and all other “enemies of Allah,” including all infidels. Islam’s banner, he declared, should cover the whole world.

http://books.google.com/books?id=UOCkuvtS_8sC&pg=PA25

“The Hama Massacre – Reasons, Supporters of the Rebellion, Consequences,” Dipl. Paed. Kathrin Nina Wiedl: 2007, p. 31


According to reports of the former American prosecutor Loftus, The founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna was a secret admirer of Hitler and wrote him frequently letters.

http://books.google.com/books?id=-2jCN5Ur6yUC&pg=PA31


“Jihad and Jew-hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the roots of 9/11,” Matthias Küntzel, Telos Press: 2007, p. 147


The Brothers declared jihad against British troops stationed in the Canal Zone.
http://books.google.com/books?id=q9Y8E-AYVeoC&pg=PA147

Arabism’s racism against Kurds, Ba’athism, Saddam, gas, Halabja, Chemical Ali, etc.

January 28, 2010

Arabism’s racism against Kurds, Ba’athism, Saddam, gas, Halabja, Chemical Ali, etc.

Halabja: The Racism of so-called Arab Intellectuals towards Kurds …Mr. Al-Obaidi starting with wrong information on Halabja, which Halabja was not and is not a village. Halabja was and is a large Town. If not so, the Racist …
http://www.wadinet.de/news/iraq/newsarticle.php?id=569

KurdishMedia.com: News about Kurds and Kurdistan, 2 May 2009 … The Arab League as a useless ideological racist Arabist institution ….
http://www.kurdmedia.com/article.aspx?id=9285

Ali Hassan al-Majid, notorious for commanding the use of weapons of mass destruction against civilians in Kurdistan in 1988, has been sentenced to death again. This time the death sentence was due to his role in the crushing of the Shi’ite after the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Majid, Saddam Hussein’s cousin, attempted his own theatrics, but the judge would have no part of it:
Judge Khalifa said Mr. Majid was guilty of crimes against humanity. Mr. Majid remained calm, but Mr. Ani shouted: “I welcome death if it is for Iraq, for pan-Arabism and for the Baath. Down with the American and Persian occupation!”
The judge responded, “Shut up.”
http://www.worldthreats.com/?p=375

Chemical Ali sentenced to death – 3 Dec 2008

…Another defendant, former Baath party official Abdul-Ghani Abdul-Ghafur, was also sentenced to death Tuesday. He shouted, “Down with the Persian-U.S. occupation!” and “Welcome to death for the sake of Arabism and Islam” as the sentence was read.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/chemical-ali-sentenced-to-death/2008/12/03/1227980048820.html

Saddam cousin ‘Chemical Ali’ sentenced to hang for 1988 gas attack …The attacks were part of repeated attempts by Saddam’s government to suppress the Kurds,
http://www.newser.com/article/d9d9m6880/saddam-cousin-chemical-ali-sentenced-to-hang-for-1988-gas-attack-that-killed-5600-kurds.html

The Iraqi Special Tribunal: A Lack of Objectivity Concerns the Victim Nation…
…neither the Arab judges nor the Kurdish judges can be impartial about past cases of ethnic conflict. An Arab judge cannot be impartial toward the Kurds, as the case is related to the Kurdish genocide committed by Arabs.
[…]
Mass killing of the Kurds was motivated by eliminating a non-Arab national group, while the killing of Arab groups was not occurred due to dissimilar nationality. This tribunal makes use of rules, such as rule number 7, article 1, from 1958, which deals with the crime of occupation of another Arab country. The Arabs involve every rule that is in their own interest. This is not the same as the Kurdish interest. For instance, the Kurds have suffered under Arabization since the establishment of the Iraqi state, and there are many episodes and documents proving this.
However, there is not a single article in the statute of the tribunal regarding this crime.
Arabization should have a clear definition.
Arabization can be seen as a type of ethnic cleansing with particular characteristics. Arabism is central for Arabization, for instance a cleansed territory of the targeted group settles only by Arabs; the victims in some areas are forcibly pushed to accept Arab national identity only, and so on. Article 12 from the statute concerns crimes against humanity, which includes crimes such as extermination, but this in itself cannot encompass the crime of Arabization. The text is vague, does not give a precise definition of ethnic cleansing, and does not sufficiently deal with the ethnic cleansing committed against the Kurds.
http://www.nawandihalabja.com/en/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=98
 
Saddam Hussein called the Kurds infidels to enable his Muslim soldiers to gas them. …
http://www.kurdistan.org/Current-Updates/stcloud042104.html

Saddam Charged in 1988 Gas Attack on Kurds, The Iraq tribunal announced… criminal charges against Saddam Hussein and six others
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,190446,00.html

Although most of Hussein’s large-scale atrocities took place during the 1980s and early 1990s, his tenure was also characterized by day-to-day atrocities that attracted less notice. Wartime rhetoric regarding Hussein’s “rape rooms,” death by torture, decisions to slaughter the children of political enemies, and the casual machine-gunning of peaceful protesters accurately reflected the day-to-day policies of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Hussein was no misunderstood despotic “madman.” He was a monster, a butcher, a brutal tyrant, a genocidal racist–he was all of this, and more.
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/internationalhumanrights/p/saddam_hussein.htm

Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world [Racist Arabism and bigoted Islamism]

May 10, 2009

Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world [Racist Arabism and bigoted Islamism]
eretzyisroel ^

Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world

One key element missing from the discussion is the question of non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world. The Arab nationalists have succeeded in establishing some 23 non-democratic, ethnically (Arab) and religiously (Islam) defined nation-states in over 1 million square miles of territory, often at the expense of non-Arabs, such as the Kurds (Muslims, non-Arabs), Assyrians (Christians, non-Arabs), Copts (Christians, non-Arabs), southern Sudanese (Christian and pagan non-Arabs), Maronite Lebanese (Christian and mostly identified with their Phoenician ancestors) and Mizrahi Jews. Arab nationalist ideology claims all this territory exclusively as “Arab” despite the legitimate claims of non-Arabs and/or non-Muslims to ancient homelands long ago arabized with the spread of Islam, often through conquest.

I believe that the Arab opposition to the existence of non-Arab, non-Muslim Israel is based on the ideological motivations which led to the persecution of non-Arab minorities. The Assyrians suffered massacre and expulsion by the Arab nationalists of Iraq in the 1920s and 1930s. The Kurds have been persecuted and have suffered terribly for their struggle to establish an independent Kurdistan (at the hands of the Turks and Iranians as well, but that is another story.)

Arab nationalist ideology, and its Islamicist couterpart, cannot and will not tolerate non-Arab and non-Islamic peoples organizing themselves into their own independent nation states. Indeed, I have seen on Islamicist web sites the goal of “regaining” Spain in the name of Islam.

I believe that we need to place Israel’s struggle to survive into this context. Any non-Arab/non-Islamic state in the region must rely on strength (political, moral, spiritual and military) if it wants to survive in the Middle East. In this context can we thus place Israel’s demand for security. It is not security for the sake of security, not seucirty for the sake of oppressing another people, but security for the sake of survival against two racist and exclusivist ideologies (Arabism and Islamicism) which have succeeded in repressing the just struggles for national self-determination of most non-Arab peoples in the Middle East.

To this end, I highly recommend looking at the following web sites:

Assyrian Democratic MovementAssyrian International News Agency

Copts.Com

The World Lebanese Organization

Maronite Research Council

Kudistan web

http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/nonarab.html

QURAN & TORTURE – QURANIC TORTURE – ISLAMIC TORTURE

March 3, 2009
QURAN & TORTURE – QURANIC TORTURE – ISLAMIC TORTURE

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IDEOLOGY
Torture in the Quran and early Islam
By James Arlandson
January 08, 2006
Three main purposes of torture are to punish criminals, to extract information, and to exact revenge. It is at least one of these three purposes that Muhammad, the founder of Islam, had in mind when he tortured two criminals: a treasurer who would not disclose where Jewish wealth lay hidden, and an enemyan old woman taken as a prisoner in a Muslim raid.
Violence and brutality are embedded in the origins of Islam, including the Quran. Islamic websites that preach justice and human rights too often do not substantially (or do not at all) confront this legacy. For example, these three articles, among many others, preach ‘peace and love’ and ‘human rights’:
But a presentation of Islam as peaceful is not full disclosure.
In apparent reply to the unpleasant facts about original Islam, one of the oddest interpretive gymnastics performed by Muslim polemicists and missionaries asserts that Jesus also endorsed torture and summary executions. So who are Christians and the West (though the two are not identical) to complain about Islam? But …
The Quran commands crucifixion and mutilation
The Quran in Sura 5:33 says:
5:33 Those who wage war against God and His Messenger and strive to spread corruption in the land should be punished by death, crucifixion, the amputation of an alternate hand and foot or banishment from the land: a disgrace for them in this world, and then a terrible punishment in the Hereafter . . . . (MAS Abdel Haleem, The Qur’an, Oxford UP, 2004)
It is important to realize that this verse appears in a legal context; Muhammad is laying down the law. The verse is not a parable or an illustration. It is intended to be carried out in real life, and it was then and it is today, as this article demonstrates.
In this verse, Allah says that the criminal who strives to spread corruption in the land can be (1) executed, (2) crucified, (3) mutilated, or (4) expelled. The problems lie in the second and third punishments. In crucifixion a criminal dies a needlessly painful death, and in mutilation (cutting off an alternate hand and foot), the criminal has no chance to redeem himself for the vague crime of corruption. These two punishments are torturous, so they are unjust. It is one thing to execute a firstdegree murderer, for example, but to torture him by crucifixion is unacceptable.
At first glance, the clause ‘those who wage war’ denotes an offense much larger than a crime like murder. However, as we shall see, the historical context of this verse comes nowhere near a war, so the clause is overblown.
The key word, then, is ‘corruption.’ How should it be defined?
An article published by the journal alTawhid (Oneness or Unity) in Qum, Iran, the seat of learning for Shi’ites, uses Sura 5:33 and defines the crimes broadly (scroll down to Point Three), as follows: prostitution and the disintegration of family relationships; narcotics and the disintegration of individual’s rational personality; colonialism and the undermining of peoples’ dignity and plundering of their resources; racism and the disintegration of human brotherhood; violation of all recognized rights and the breaking of covenants; bombardment of populated areas, use of chemical weapons; attacks on civil aviation, national railways, commercial and tourist vessels, and similar methods which are universally condemned in war.
This broad description of crimes opens the door to all manner of justifications for applying the punishments in Sura 5:33. Oddly, the Iranian scholar places his definition and the punishments in the verse in a discussion of human rights. But should a human have his alternate hand and foot cut off for prostitution, pimping, or racism? Should he be crucified for disintegration of the family? For colonialism? (Islam itself has been a terrible perpetrator of colonialism.) Rather than questioning this verse, the author of the article and many in the Islamic world seem to accept it as coming from God and so matteroffactly interpret it for society today.
For more translations of this verse, the readers may go to these three sites: this one has multiple translations; this one has three; and this conservative translation is subsidized by the Saudi royal family. See this article on another related Islamic atrocity: the Quran’s command in Sura 5:38 to chop off the hands of male or female thieves.
The next three historical examples take place in AD 628, when Muhammad was strong enough militarily to inflict torture on people without fear of substantial retaliation. He grew in strength since his victory at the Battle of Badr in AD 624, and it was then that he started down the path of misusing his power.
Splitting an old woman in two
Raiding was part and parcel of seventhcentury Arab culture, and Muhammad incorporated this dubious custom and elevated it to jihad. Sometimes the raids took ugly, nasty turns.
In early AD 628, during a raid, Zayd, Muhammad’s freedman and adopted son, was wounded and some of his men were killed by a tribe. Zayd vowed to abstain from sex until he took revenge. After Zayd recovered from his wounds, Muhammad sent him and a raiding band back to the tribe. An old woman named Umm Qirfa was taken prisoner. Would a Muslim leader spare her from death, not to mention from torturing her? No. Her death was cruel, says an Islamic source, matteroffactly.
The executioner appointed by Zayd ‘tied each of her legs with a rope and tied the ropes to camels, and they split her in two.’ (Tabari)
It is not hard to imagine her screams. From the Islamic sources it is unclear why she, an old woman, had to die in the first place. But assuming only for the sake of argument that the initial raid was justifieda big assumption based on the belief that the old woman’s tribe was collaborating with the Jews of Khaybarassuming this is true, did an old woman have to die in such a gruesome wayby torture? It may be argued that Muhammad himself did not order this torture, but that misses the point. The whole expedition was conducted under his orders. Thus, he was ultimately responsible for the behavior of his men. If this atrocity went against his instructions, if he did not agree with such cruel methods (even though he himself committed cruelties), then why did he not punishlike for likeZayd and his executioner? He did not even reprimand them. But Zayd was his adopted son, so apparently family loyalty won out over justice.
The following hadith, though not mentioning the torture, recounts the aftermath of the raid. One of the raiders kept the daughter of Umm Qirfa for himself, and brought her back to Medina, where Muhammad lived. Once Muhammad saw the girl, he shouted to the Muslim raider that he wanted her. What did he do with her? Sell her back to her family? Did he give her family the option to ransom her?
I [Salama, a Muslim raider] drove [captives] along until I brought them to Abu Bakr [Companion of Muhammad] who bestowed that girl on me as a prize. So we arrived in Medina. I had not yet disrobed her when the Messenger of Allah . . . met me in the street and said: Give me that girl, O Salamah. I said: Messenger of Allah, she has fascinated me. I had not yet disrobed her. When on the next day, the Messenger of Allah . . . again met me in the street, he said: O Salama, give me that girl, may God bless your father. I said: she is for you, Messenger of Allah . . . By Allah, I have not yet disrobed her. The Messenger of Allah . . . sent her to the people of Mecca, and surrendered her as ransom for a number of Muslims who had been kept as prisoners in Mecca. (Muslim no. 4345)
Early Islamthe one that Muhammad foundedtrafficked in slavery and allowed sex with women prisoners of war, in their most helpless condition. This hadith gives a sad snapshot of slavery and abuse in early Islam. It is disappointing that Muhammad did not stop this trade with firm commands: No more slavery and no more sex with prisoners of raids! This prohibition is doubly needed when a religion traffics in this trade, as original Islam did. But why would such a command come down from on high, since the trade generated a lot of money and satiated male sexual lust for women?
Muslim activists and missionaries make much of Islamic justice. But how is cruelly killing an old woman anywhere close to appearing like justice?
Sources: Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, trans. Guillaume, (Oxford UP, 1955), pp. 664665; Tabari, The History of alTabari: the Victory of Islam, trans. Michael Fishbein, vol. 8, SUNYP, 1997, pp. 9597. Ibn Ishaq (d. 767) is an earlier biographer of Muhammad who is considered an important source by modern scholars except the miraculous elements and some chronology. Tabari (d. 923) is an early historian who is also considered reliable.
Mutilating Arab tribesmen
The following event supposedly provides the historical context of Sura 5:33. Shortly after Umm Qirfa’s horrible death (perhaps only a few weeks or within the same month), some Arab tribesmen visited the Prophet and at some time converted to Islam. But they fell sick in the uncongenial climate of Medina. So Muhammad told them to follow a shepherd outside of the city, recommending to them an old folk belief: drinking the milk and urine of a camel, rather than his healing them through the power of Allah. Subsequently, they are reported to have felt better. However, for some reason, they killed the shepherd, turned apostate, and drove off the camels for themselves. This news reached Muhammad, and he ordered them to be hunted down and brought before him. He decreed that their hands and feet should be cut off. Then he added these excesses on top of the others:
Then he ordered for [sic] nails which were heated and [the tribesmen] were branded with those nails, their eyes, and they were left in the Harra (i.e. rocky land in AlMadina). And when they asked for water, no water was given them till they died . . . . (Bukhari, Book of Jihad, no. 3018; cf. online source )
Though this passage is awkwardly translated, it is one of many that should shock everyone of a sound mind. Muhammad actually pierced their eyes with nails (one version says with needles). Then their bodies were thrown on stony ground, dying of dehydration. One version says they died from the battering they suffered from being thrown on rocky ground; another says they died from loss of blood, for Muhammad did not cauterize their amputated limbs. Regardless of the specific cause of their unnatural death, torturing them is excess multiplied by excess, and this is never just.
Sources: Bukhari, Book of Punishments (Hudud), vol. 8, no. 680205 (online source and passages below this linked one); Muslim nos. 41304137; Sunan Abu Dawud nos. 43514359 (online source; Ibn Ishaq, pp. 67778. For more information on this gruesome torture inflicted by the Allahinspired prophet, please see this article.
Burning the treasurer of the city of Khaybar
Muhammad conquered Khaybar in AD 628 (only a few months after the gruesome deaths of Umm Qirfa and the Arab tribesmen), but in AD 625, he had besieged and exiled the Jewish tribe of Nadir in Medina. They immigrated to Khaybar to the north. Now Muhammad wanted their treasure, not to mention the rest of the entire city.
Ibn Ishaq the biographer writes about the torture of the treasurer, to extract information:
Kinana b. alRabi, who had custody of the treasure of B. alNadir, was brought to the apostle [Muhammad] who asked him about it. He denied that he knew where it was.
Then Muhammad finds some of the treasure:
A Jew came to the apostle and said that he had seen Kinana going around a certain ruin every morning, early. When the apostle said to Kinana, ‘Do you know that if we find you have it, I shall kill you?’ he said Yes. The apostle gave orders that the ruin was to be excavated and some of the treasure was found.
Here is the torture that Muhammad permitted:
When he [Muhammad] asked him about the rest, he refused to produce it, so the apostle gave orders . . . ‘Torture him until you extract what he has,’ so [the torturer] kindled a fire with flint and steel on his chest until he was nearly dead.
Michael Fishbein, a translator of the early historian Tabari, disagrees with a phrase in the above translation of Ibn Ishaq. The fire was not kindled on the treasurer’s chest with ‘flint and steel,’ but with a ‘firestick on his chest . . . The firestick (zand) was a stick of wood that could be twirled rapidly in an indentation in a second piece to produce fire’ (note 510). Whether by flint and steel or a firestick, such torture to find material wealth is wrong and misguided.
So how does the story of the treasurer and Khaybar end? Kinana was beheaded in revenge for a killing, and Khaybar was conquered. The citizens, mostly Jews, could work the lands that now belonged to Islam by conquest, but they had to turn over half of the resources to Muhammad and his special Muslim recipients.
Sources: Ibn Ishaq, p. 515; Tabari, vol. 8, pp. 122123. For the tense relations between Muhammad and the Jews during the ten years that he lived in Medina, please see this article. For more information on the torture of the treasurer…
Muslim defenses of these atrocities
The defenses take many forms, but three are the most common.
For the first defensive strategy, Muslim polemicists seek to discredit Ibn Ishaq and Tabari as being less reliable than the hadith collectors and editors Bukhari (d. 870), Muslim (d. 875), and Abu Dawud (d. 875). It should be noted that the explicit information about two victims of torture (Umm Qirfa and Kinana the treasurer) comes only from Ibn Ishaq and Tabari.
In reply, however, this effort to discredit is a oneway street. These same polemicists value Ibn Ishaq and Tabari when they portray Muhammad as heroic and noble. Also, modern western scholars, using modern standards of western scholarship, take these acts of torture seriously, and these scholars almost always defend Muhammad and Islam.
Plus, simple coherence supports the two acts of torture recorded only by Ibn Ishaq and Tabari (Umm Qirfa and the treasurer). That is, the hadith records the torture of the Arab tribesmen, and the hadith records other violent, stealthy actions done by Muhammad, such as assassinations. (Also go here). Many acts of violence cohere together in describing early Islam, and thus the accounts about the two torture victims are pieces that fit into the big picture puzzle.
Finally, the most unpleasant events in early Islam have the strongest probability of really having occurred because it is inconceivable that a Muslim would make them up on his own or receive them from nonMuslims. These harsh anecdotes and accounts, therefore, cannot be explained away in terms of the (alleged) unreliability of the source documents. In fact, those accounts in the hadith and Ibn Ishaq and Tabari that praise the prophet to high heaven, such as his working miracles, are the most suspect, especially since the Quran says that he could not perform miracles, except for producing the Quran itself (though this ‘miracle’ has been easily duplicated by native speakers of Arabic).
The second line of defense shows that Muslim polemicists deflect our attention away from torture in Islam, making a false comparison. For instance, Abul Hamid Siddiqi translated the hadith collection Sahih Muslim and provided some commentary. He describes the renegade Arab tribesmen (see the second historical example, above) in the worst way possible so that the Quranic punishments seem to fit the crime. He also reviews the opinions of classical legal scholars. Then he writes this about western law:
Lest some of these penalties may appear barbarous to some hypersensitive Western reader, let him cast a glance on drawing and quartering: a penalty of the English criminal code maintained as late as the eighteenth century, inflicted on those found guilty of high treason against the King or government. The person committed was usually drawn on a sledge to the place of execution; there he was hung by the neck from a scaffold, being cut down and disemboweled, while still alive; his head was cut from the body and his corpse divided into four quarters . . . . (vol. 3, p. 894, note 2121)
Like many Muslims, Siddiqi deflects the brutality in the origins of his own religion by criticizing later western civilization. He seems to say, ‘Who are you ‘hypersensitive western’ readers to complain? You have your own excessive punishments.’ But this is a tacit admission that Sura 5:33 is in fact cruel and brutal. However, since it came down from Allah, Siddiqi and many others are not allowed to deny its validity. In fact, they have to deny or explain away its barbarity. This is like a husband deflecting his wife’s accurate observations of his cruel flaws with the retort that she is not perfect, either. With that attitude, the husband will never reform. Can or will Islam reform? How can it when the sacred book, brought down by Gabriel from Allah, endorses atrocities?
Next, Siddiqi makes a false comparison and fails to make the right one. He compares the founding documents of Islam with much later, but now outdated western laws. However, this comparison is asymmetrical. It is always better to compare the founder and the source documents of a religion (Islam) with the founder and the source documents of another religion (Christianity). This comparison will developed in the next section, but suffice it to say here that never did Jesus endorse such brutality in a penal code or as an example for society in order to impose external righteousness. He sought to change people, even criminals, from the inside out, so that they can lead moral lives. He did not come to physically maim and torture people.
Finally, though this is not a defense, Siddiqi informs us that classical jurists decreed that if a criminal is being killed in retaliation or for committing a grave crime, he should be supplied with water, if he asks for it. ‘Callousness should not be shown even to a person who is undergoing capital punishment. The criminal must receive punishment according to the law of the Shariah, but he should not in any way be treated brutally’ (vol. 3, p. 894, note 2123). This is a remarkable observation and admission, even though Siddiqi does not mention his Prophet by name, the one who committed these atrocities in the first place.
In effect, Siddiqi and these classical jurists correct and improve on Muhammad’s ‘callousness’ and ‘brutality.’ Siddiqi and these jurists should be applauded. Using clear reason and (apparently) not depending on bygone revelations, they have moved past the origins of Islam. They follow justice more closely than their Prophet did.
Readers can see more replies to Muslim polemicists in this article (scroll down to ‘Modern explanations of Sura 5:33’). For the source of the two options concerning the reliability of Islamic documents (an early Muslim author would neither fabricate on his own the questionable behavior of Muhammad nor receive this from a nonMuslim), go to this article, and scroll down to the subsection ‘Satanic verses,’ searching for W. M. Watt’s assessment)…
This is far different from Sura 5:33 and the life of Muhammad. This verse is not a parable; it is law. It legitimizes and commands crucifixion and mutilation. Also, Muhammad and his close followers actually inflicted torture in real life, so he was consistent with the Quranic law dreamed up by the god of the Arabian Peninsula. Moreover, Muhammad believed Muslim angels helped him kill his enemies at the Battle of Badr (Sura 8:12)…
Conclusion
Muslim missionaries boast that Islam is the best and most complete religion in the world, because it specifies duties and requirements for every aspect of life. But what happens if this control is oppressive? What if it is rooted in a harsh and outdated holy book and traditions? This is seen in the specific area of punishing criminals and enemies and extracting information and exacting revenge, all by torture.
It is a sad fact that too many Islamic websites and literature seem unwilling to confront the violent origins of Islam, and they whitewash the hard truths. This is deceptive at best and dangerous at worst. What happens when or if Islam gets a foothold in a new region on the basis of peace and love, but later on, conservative and strict Muslims (not to mention nonviolent and violent fanatics) cite the numerous violent verses and passages in the Quran and in the hadith in order to defend the infliction of a harsh law, like mutilation or crucifixion in Sura 5:33?
Besides the present article, this one challenges the Islamic version of human rights and justice: top ten reasons why sharia (Islamic law) is bad for all societies…
http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/01/torture_in_the_quran_and_early.html
The religion of Islam fulfills each and every criteria of the above-mentioned definition of terrorism. The following irrefutable facts and deductive logic will amply demonstrate this statement. Ever since Islam was founded it has left behind a legacy of violent atrocities and horrible crimes. The holy book of the Muslims, the Koran, contains specific instructions on how to loot, pillage, plunder, rape, torture and murder in order to further the interests of Islam . It can clearly be called a specific instruction manual of terrorism.
The “Holy” Koran is full of very unholy and terrorist ambitions…
http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/terrorist1.html
…Koran: the Sunnah is a crucial, indispensible part of what defines Islam. In the Sunnah, we do find torture …
http://www.frontpagemag.com/GoPostal/CommentsOverview.aspx?GUID=b042f8ea-32be-45b5-84e1-1e158773531a
Islam: Hatred and Hell, These parts of the Qur’an are indistinguishable from hate literature. … In other words, ordinary fire isn’t hot enough to torture non-Muslims.
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/024-hell-and-hate.htm
Islamic Quotes – Torture, Mohammed Koran Quran…
http://prophetofdoom.net/Islamic_Quotes_Torture.Islam
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BIN LADEN
CNN.com – Transcript of Osama bin Laden videotape – December 13, 2001Dec 13, 2001 … (Quoting the verse from the Quran). Shaykh: “Fight them, Allah will torture them, with your hands, he will torture them. …
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/US/12/13/tape.transcript/
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SADDAM HUSSEIN
“Al-Anfal” refers to a chapter in the Koran invoking Muslim armies to recompense themselves for their efforts in war by seizing the properties of infidels. It speaks of striking terror “into the hearts of the enemy of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know.”
Saddam probably interpreted this verse from the Koran as sufficient to justify a vicious two-year crusade of extermination of the Kurds. The Kurds, it should be remembered, are also Muslims (but not Arabs, and hated in racist Pan-Arabist Saddam’s eyes).
http://www.int-review.org/terr35a.html
Seeing, and Believing
The torture tapes the media are ignoring.
June 17, 2004, 8:46 a.m.
By Nick Schulz
EDITOR’S NOTE: Earlier this month, National Review Online obtained a four-minute video of Saddam-era torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Many of us here who discussed the matter are ourselves unable to watch the whole video. Some could not get beyond the furious, ecstatic chanting of torturers as they raised swords, celebrating their own dementia in the depths of a man-made hell. What to do with the video was a matter of debate here. On principle this is newsworthy and weighing heavily on our deliberations was the fact that a group of United States senators held a press conference on June 2 during which they showed the horrific video and near no one covered it in fact, to this date, I am aware of no mainstream news organization other than the New York Post yesterday in an opinion column that has even mentioned that this new, Department of Defense-provided, video exists and has been shown on the Hill. We also considered this: Some Westerners, including some who did not support the war in Iraq, frankly may not understand the evil that was the Saddam Hussein regime. You watch or try to the four-minute video and you see the unbearable evil that was and that is no more because of the sacrifice of American and Coalition blood…
“You don’t appreciate what happened in that prison until you see it.”
“In the name of Allah the merciful,” intones the beret-topped loyalist to Saddam’s “secular” regime in the next segment. He introduces to the viewer and the assembled butcher squad to another prisoner. The loyalist-narrator reads from Koran, Sura 2:179: “And there is a saving of life for you in the Law of Equality in punishment. O men of understanding, that you may become the pious.”
“The Fedayeen, Saddin Ezzedin al-Arousi,” he goes on, “was charged with a special mission in which he betrayed his duty in the mission. The head of the Fedayeen has ordered the following: He is expelled from Fedayeen work and his arms are to be broken in front of his unit. Tarik Juman will personally undertake the breaking of his arms. Thank you.”
The camera jumps to al-Arousi sitting with one arm tied behind him as his right arm is extended out to his side. His right elbow rests on a cinderblock and his right fist is supported by another cinderblock. Nothing supports his forearm in between. While a Fedayeen holds the prisoner’s elbow in place, Tarik Juman crashes a three-inch-thick pipe down on his old compatriot’s forearm, bending the forearm in a ‘V’ shape and shattering the bones within. This procedure is repeated for his left arm as well.
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/schulz200406170846.asp

The ritualized aspects of the video include the Fedayeen rhythmically chanting their loyalty to Saddam and clapping throughout the torture, the Fedayeen wearing their characteristic ninja-like black uniforms, and group participation in the violence. The religious aspect is evident in the praising of Allah and the recitation of the Quran during the torture of a supposed Fedayeen traitor. Finally the beheading entails ritualized singing and praising of Saddam while the head is cut off with a sword, held up, and then placed on the prisoner’s back. Placing the head on the back of the decapitated body is similar to the body disposition of the classic al-Qaeda signature.
http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap1102/muja.htm

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IRAN
THE IRANIAN: Islam and reform, Hashem Aghajari The religious leaders taught that if you understand the Koran on your own, …. Under ordinary interrogation he isn’t confessing, so we must torture him so …
http://www.sullivan-county.com/id4/ip.htm
Iranian court orders man to be blinded – Middle East, World – The …Jun 28, 2005 … An Iranian court has sentenced a man to have his eyes surgically removed for a crime he … a category for which the Koran stipulates specific punishments, … inhuman and degrading treatment amounting to torture”. …
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iranian-court-orders-man-to-be-blinded-496808.html
Dhimmi Watch: Iran authorities lash man for having bible in car …
http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/017769.php
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iran student protests… [Jul 9, 2004] … Five years on from pro-reform protests which rocked Iran, a student who was there … four continuous days and I was also subject to psychological torture for a month. … you should not even read Koran after his death.” …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3879535.stm
Tazir: the Islamic Torture in Iran – Persian Journal Article Iran newsJan 17, 2006 … These are the MO for the Islamic Torture called Tazir in Iran. … persuading the prisoners to read Koran and learn it by heart …
http://www.iranian.ws/cgi-bin/iran_news/exec/view.cgi/5/12346
Main pageIn my youth and young adulthood in Iran, I lived through thousands of days when … of the Koran about non-believers were played in the torture chambers. …
http://www.middleastwomen.org/html/GenevaConference.htm
Iran: Freedom of Expression and Association in the Kurdish Regions …Jan 9, 2009 … The doctor recorded all the signs of torture that were evident from the …. The Maktabe Koran (Quran School, in the sense of a school of …
http://www.hrw.org/en/node/79044/section/7
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SAUDI ARABIA
The Will of Allah: Torture Non Arabs to Death… a female Indonesian worker who had worked as a housemaid in Saudi, had been tortured to death by her employer. Then when the case was presented to the Saudi ambassador in Indonesia, the ambassador said that it was the will of Allah
http://islammonitor.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1338&Itemid=64
Saudi Arabia: Torture: Culture of brutality | Amnesty InternationalSaudi Arabia: Torture: Culture of brutality. Download:. HTML PDF – . Date Published: 1 June 2000 …
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/MDE23/010/2000/en
Saudi Arabia: New Video Confirms Torture in Prison | Human Rights …Apr 26, 2007 … The Saudi government should expand upon its promise to investigate a recent prison beating captured on video by conducting a comprehensive …
http://thinkweb.hrw.org/en/news/2007/04/26/saudi-arabia-new-video-confirms-torture-prison
BBC NEWS | Programmes | Correspondent | Saudi Arabia: State of denialNov 24, 2002 … John Sweeney travels to Saudi Arabia to investigate the truth behind allegations of torture of Britons in a Saudi jail.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/correspondent/2480379.stm
Christians claim torture by Saudis Jan 31, 2002 … FAITH UNDER FIRE Christians claim torture by Saudis … Mengistu is scheduled to leave Saudi Arabia on Saturday with his wife, …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26265
[May 21, 2005]. Saudi Arabia Torture update. From the Guardian;. Lawyers win right to seize Saudi assets.
http://theredhunter.com/2005/05/saudi_arabia_torture_update.php
Saudi Arabia: remains a fertile ground for torture with impunity …Saudi Arabia: remains a fertile ground for torture with impunity: Digital Library: Forced Migration Online.
http://repository.forcedmigration.org/show_metadata.jsp?pid=fmo:4144
Jed Babbin on Saudi Arabia on National Review Online Sep 29, 2003 … Saudi Arabia pretends to be a legitimate member of the community of nations. It is a signatory of the U.N. “Convention Against Torture” …
http://www.nationalreview.com/babbin/babbin200309290811.asp
Expatriates Sue Saudi Arabia for Torture – Democratic Underground [Feb 25, 2004]… (Reuters) – Seven Western expatriates who say they were tortured…
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102×384247
SAUDI ARABIA Persecution, prison and torture for Christians …Jun 9, 2004 …
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=940
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TALIBAN
Taliban torture and kill French Nato soldiers in Afghanistan …Ten French Nato soldiers have been killed and more than 20 seriously wounded in a massive firefight with the Taliban.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2008/08/20/taliban-torture-and-kill-french-nato-soldiers-in-afghanistan-115875-20704784/
Taliban Torture, Execute 5 Afghan Police – washingtonpost.com Nov 18, 2007 … KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban militants slashed the hands and legs of five abducted policemen in southern Afghanistan and hung their …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/18/AR2007111800210.html
Taliban torture tactics – eCharcha.Com
http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4110
Taliban new dictum: Marry daughters to militants – Islamabad On the heels of their crusade against girls going to schools, …. want to defend taliban like barbarians,who torture girls/women …
http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Taliban-new-dictum-Marry-daughters-to-militants/405824/2
Afghan girls maimed by acid vow to go to school – CNN.com It’s not the first time girls in Afghanistan have been targeted for attending school. The Taliban have been responsible for dozens of attacks on girls’ …
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/22/acid.attacks/
Afghan girls fearful after acid attack – Afghanistan- msnbc.com Nov 14, 2008 … Acid attack keeps Afghan girls away from school … Girls were banned from schools under the rule of the Taliban, the hard-line …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27713077/
10 Taliban arrested in school girl acid attack. (Agencies) Updated: 2008-11-25 16:16. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan…
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2008-11/25/content_7238611.htm
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HEZBOLLAH
Debbie Schlussel Jul 27, 2006 … Another Picture That Speaks 1000 Words: Hezbollah Teaches Kids Nazi Salute …. torture, maim, and kill you just for being Jewish or Christian. The Quran is quite specific as to what Muslims are supposed to do to us. …
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2006/07/another_picture.html
Bradley Burston/ The pleasure that Hezbollah takes in torture …Bradley Burston/ The pleasure that Hezbollah takes in torture…
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1002317.html
“South Lebanese Face Abductions, Torture and 90-Second Show Trials …A Hezbollah guerrilla guards former SLA militiamen in the village of … torture, at various camps under the control of Syrian and …
http://www.meib.org/articles/0007_l3.htm
…To which work is Jihad Darrell referring? Is it 1986 Hezbollah’s torturing to death of Ibrahim Benesti, aged 54, of Beirut, and his elderly relatives, Yehudah and Yosef, whose only crime was being Jewish? Benesti, whose family – like many Lebanese Jews – had been in Lebanon since 2,000 B.C. (before the birth of Mohammed), was a charitable and kindly candy store owner who gave free candy to children of all religions. Or maybe Jihad Darrell was referring to the “humanitarian” 1985 Hezbollah torture-murder of Isaac Tarab, 63, and Chaim Halala Cohen, 39, also guilty of being Jewish.
http://www.politicalusa.com/columnists/schlussel/schlussel_003.htm
‘Dearbornistan’ Shi’ia capitol of America – Thousands of American …Jul 26, 2006 … And not before the 1984 Hezbollah torture-murder of CIA station chief in Lebanon William Buckley. And not before the 1985 Hezbollah …
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2165
Washington Times – Hezbollah and Main Street And not before the 1984 Hezbollah torture-murder of CIA station chief William Buckley in Lebanon. And not before the 1985 Hezbollah hijacking of TWA Flight …
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/jul/20/20060720-081459-2509r/
Jimmy Carter… Are we the fiends who over two decades of Islamic terrorism have kidnapped, tortured and killed numerous peacekeepers?
http://www.buzzmachine.com/2006/08/08/we-are-all-hezbollah-now/
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AL QAEDA [in Iraq]
Torture chamber found in Iraq

Saturday, 22 December , 2007, 00:12
Last Updated: Saturday, 22 December , 2007, 00:15

Baghdad: Blood-splotches on walls, chains hanging from a ceiling and swords on the killing floor the artifacts left a disturbing tale of brutalities inside a suspected al-Qaeda torture chamber in Iraq.

But there was yet another chilling fact outside the dirt-floor dungeon. Villagers say they knew about the torment but were too intimidated by extremists to tell authorities until now.
Stories such as these claims of insurgent abuses and the silence of frightened Iraqis have emerged with increasing frequency and clarity recently. The reports and tips now pouring in build a harrowing portrait of rule under al-Qaeda and its backers: mass graves, ruthless punishments, self-styled Islamic courts ordering summary executions.
Such a lead brought soldiers earlier this month to the hidden room in Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, the US military said Thursday. Graffiti on the building proclaimed Long Live the Islamic State a reference to the Islamic governance, or caliphate, sought in Iraq by Sunni extremist groups that include al-Qaeda.
Scrawled in white paint above a bed in the torture area was a Quranic phrase in Arabic normally used to welcome a guest. But the context suggested only sadistic mockery: “Come in, you are safe.”
The floor was littered with food wrappers, plastic soda bottles and electric cables that snaked to a metal bed frame, presumably where detainees were shocked, according to the US account of the discovery during a December 8-11 mission.
The rooms “had chains, a bed an iron bed that was still connected to a battery knives and swords that were still covered in blood,” said US Army Maj Gen Mark P Hertling, the top US commander in northern Iraq.
Nearby were nine mass graves containing the remains of 26 people, he said.
Villagers knew about the torture site, but did not tell authorities as they were afraid of reprisals from the militants, a local policeman told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was still afraid of being targeted by extremists.
http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14579402
Al-Qaeda Torture Manual Found & Released by DoD (***Warning Graphic***)
[24 MAY 07]
Torture, Al-Qaeda Style
Drawings, tools seized from Iraq safe house in U.S. military raid
MAY 24–In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like “blowtorch to the skin” and “eye removal.” Along with the images, which you’ll find on the following pages, soldiers seized various torture implements, like meat cleavers, whips, and wire cutters. Photos of those items can be seen here. The images, which were just declassified by the Department of Defense, also include a picture of a ramshackle Baghdad safe house described as an “al-Qaeda torture chamber.”
It was there, during an April 24 raid, that soldiers found a man suspended from the ceiling by a chain. According to the military, he had been abducted from his job and was being beaten daily by his captors. In a raid earlier this week, Coalition Forces freed five Iraqis who were found in a padlocked room in Karmah. The group, which included a boy, were reportedly beaten with chains, cables, and hoses. Photos showing injuries sustained by those captives can be found here.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0524072torture1.html
Where was Durbin’s comparison to the Nazis when we found the torture chambers in Iraq? … or moral ambiguity, or more recently, moral relativity. …
http://www.theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/33Rlg/Islm/Tortr.htm

Mujahideen Blood Rituals: The Religious and Forensic Symbolism of Al Qaeda Beheading…
http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap1102/muja.htm

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The Arab immigrants who call themselves as “PALESTINIANS”
Israel News – Islamic Jihad torturing double agents | Infolive.tvHuman Rights Watch has urged the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip to investigate the abduction and alleged torture of three Palestinians by Islamic Jihad, …
http://www.infolive.tv/en/infolive.tv-23283-israelnews-islamic-jihad-torturing-double-agents
Terror and torture in Palestine by Palestinian security servicesCruelty and torture of Palestinian terrorists in Israel. Edward Said says Israel alone sanctions torture, though many states, certainly all Islamic states, …
http://samsonblinded.org/said_end_peace_process/89cruelty_and_torture.htm
PALESTINIAN MUSLIM CLERIC URGES ALL ARABS TO KILL JEWS, CHRISTIANS …Now, Allah says he wants the Muslims to torture the Jews in their …. shared by the Muslim until the explosion of Palestinian outrage on Rosh Hashanah over …
http://www.cuttingedge.org/News/n1418.cfm
Islams Torture of Lebanon By Jamie Glazov … That situation was aggravated by the influx of the Palestinians coming from Jordan after King Hussein kicked …
http://www.jnnnews.com/media/jamie/
ABC News: Report: Torture Widespread in Palestinian Jails, Jul 28, 2008 … Two human rights groups on Monday decried widespread torture of political opponents by bitter Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah, …
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=5461481
Hamas, Fatah guilty of torturing opponents: reports – World – smh …Video: Palestinian militants appear in video footage making rockets and on … controls the West Bank territory, while Hamas, a more radical Islamic …
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/hamas-fatah-guilty-of-torturing-opponents-reports/2008/07/29/1217097241154.html
“Palestinian” aka Fakestinian Islamic Terror”. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 …. Hamas accused of torture death of Gaza critic …
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/palestinian_arab_peacemakers_spit
A victim of Palestinian torture speaks out. Post a comment … it perceives from the kind of militant Islam represented by Hamas and its Iranian backers. …
http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/12/04/a-victim-of-palestinian-torture-speaks-out/
Are Palestinian Leaders Preaching Nazi-like Hatred of Jews?The Koran is plain… the worst enemies of the Islamic Nation are the Jews … and mental torture of Palestinians; and sexually exploiting Arab children. …
http://hnn.us/articles/743.html
Women Against Shariah: Palestinians threaten Europe with Muslim …Shariah: an all-encompassing and in-transmutable system of Islamic jurisprudence, found in the Koran and the Sunnah, that covers all aspect of life, …
http://womenagainstshariah.blogspot.com/2009/01/palestinians-threaten-europe-with.html
PALESTINE Palestinian human rights center accuses Hamas of …Aug 8, 2008 … Gaza (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Mistreatment and torture are alleged to have been … 06/15/2007 PALESTINE Hamas, the era of Islamic law in full …
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=12961
Dhimmi Watch: “The horrific torture of hundreds of people by …Feb 3, 2009 … “The horrific torture of hundreds of people by Palestinian security … up for alleged involvement with the militant Islamic group Hamas, …
http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/024689.php
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PAKISTANI JIHADISTS
..the kidnappers being Moslem and Danny Pearl being tortured and killed because he was Jewish…. Pearl, 38, the Journal’s South Asia bureau chief, disappeared on Jan. 23 while researching a story about Islamic radicals in Pakistan. Two days after his death was confirmed, investigators still had not found his body or tracked down four additional suspects…. The fact that Daniel was forced to accept that he and his father were Jewish gives a hint that the same Arab might also be present when Pearl was killed…
http://www.papillonsartpalace.com/tapeof.htm

Pakistan and the Growing Threat of a Sharia Mini-State By Jeffrey Imm
[June, 2008]
The Pakistan Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan or TTP) is in the process of gaining territory and power within Pakistan, as a result of numerous “peace treaties” and agreements to empower the Taliban to enforce an anti-freedom theocracy based on Sharia law in Pakistan. This is a critical American national security issue that requires revisiting the very ideologies that provide the foundation for jihadist action itself, and answering difficult questions regarding the role of Sharia law and the reliability of Islamic republics in a global war against jihad… Seven Christians arrested in false blasphemy cases and men tortured to extract false confessions”… Muslims torture for hours Christian “blasphemer” now in jail…
http://counterterrorismblog.org/2008/06/pakistan_sharia_threat.php
PAKISTAN: Young [Baluchi] women held in military torture cells and forced into sexual slavery January 12, 2009 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission
http://paganmedia.wordpress.com/2009/02/04/pakistan-young-women-held-in-military-torture-cells-and-forced-into-sexual-slavery/
“Islam,” “Muslims”… The Chabad House was targeted because it was Mumbai’s center of Jewish activity. … and “bore the maximum torture marks” of all who died in Mumbai…
http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=284B7E05-7736-42E8-9351-E3FA3984AE98
Mad Dogs Off The Leash! a/k/a Islamic Terrorists …an interview with the relatives of the Jewish Rabbi and others who were targets of Islamic terrorists in Mumbai, India. Now I want you to consider that the terrorists are a new breed of bad guys — the next generation terrorist. Consider also that the United States needs to be prepared for this upgrade evil. The torture the Jews endured was so bad, that even the medical examiner could not speak of it, he could not get the images of what these people had endured out of his mind. Consider also that these twenty-first century barbarians chose Western, Jewish, non-Muslim people to brutally torture — just for the fun of it.
http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2008/12/mad-dogs-off-the-leash-aka-islamic-terrorists.html
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ISLAMIC FASCISTS BARBARIANS on ILAN HALIMI
The Murder of Ilan Halimi – WSJ.com … Ilan’s uncle Rafi Halimi told reporters that the gang phoned the family on several occasions and made them listen to the recitation of verses from the Quran, while Ilans tortured screams could be heard in the background.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114064452021880485.html
The victim, whose full name is Ilan Halimi, was Jewish……verses from the Quran, while Ilans tortured screams could be heard in the background. … he slow torture of Ilan Halimi, a Jewish youth, kidnapped and tortured to …
http://israpundit.com/2006/?p=211
Muslim killers relatives and neighbors ‘dropped in’ to torture …
Feb 25, 2006 … MIM: Had the murdered man been a Muslim, or a Koran been found discarded on …. orchards and national forests in the areas by Palestinians. …
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1684
Mar 7, 2006 … When they were not asking for money, they were reciting suras from the Quran. In some of the conversations it was possible to hear Halimi screaming … The screams must have been loud because the torture was especially …
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=21542

Ghadafi – African “God” With His Message – aggressive spread of radical Islam through racist Arabism

February 20, 2009

Ghadafi – African “God” With His Message – aggressive dictatorship’s spread of radical Islam through racist Arabism

Africa: Ghadafi – African God With His Message

Sunny Igboanugo Dan Kanu Austin Oboh And Rafiu Ajakaye

11 February 2009

Pharaohs of ancient Egypt were reputed to have employed advisers, whose job was to continuously drum it in their ears: “Remember Pharaoh, you are but human.” This constant refrain, was meant to restrain them from playing God in administering the affairs of their people. In years thereafter, and even today, this critical practice, appears to be missing in the lives of leaders, especially those who want to rule the world, or at least impact on it in their peculiar manner. History is replete with them. Adolph Hitler of Germany, Benito Mussolini of Italy, Ferdinand Marcos of Philippines, Jean-Claude Duvalier (Baby Doc) of Haiti, Augusto Pinochet of Chile, Abdul Nasser of Egypt, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Idi Amin Dada of Uganda.

All these men, though in varying degrees, wielded influences within their countries at the time they were in power, that tapered towards playing God. Of course their styles were different, but the public understanding of their actions, was similar – they were men, who wanted to dominate the world, their world, some by raw display of power, others by sheer control and manipulation of the thought process of their people. Their actions not only resulted in most cases to outlandish and even bizarre outcomes, but profoundly shook the entire world. Some came with religion, while others came through politics or combined both. However the domino effect were same – the world listened.

Though most of them are now history, even though the impacts and most times scars they created, still remain as reference points to confirm man’s desire to control his environment, there is no doubt that the future would still have a lot of them to contend with willy-nilly, despite the influence of civilisation. This is the context many people are now looking at the renewed wave of activities within the African Union (AU), with the ascension of Libyan leader, Col. Muammar Ghadafi, to its leadership. But does the Libyan leader fit into the profile of these men of power and influence? No doubt. Would he succeed in seizing Africa as they seized their environments? Time will tell. But the fact remains, at least on the surface that he is working at it.

I should like to point out that Gadhafi’s invitation to his fellow Arabs is nothing but a declaration of race war on Africa. It is an invitation to more Arabs to invade and colonise Africa. Indeed, it is a call for the final phase of the 15 centuries old Arab lebensraum war on Afrikans – a war to Islamise and conquer all of Africa, from Cairo to the Cape and from Senegal to Somalia, and to then enslave or Arabise all the conquered Afrikans. In order to make that clear, it is necessary to first put his invitation in the context of the traditions of Arab melanophobia and negrophobia, and of Arab expansionist ambitions and conquests that go back to the time of their Arab prophet, Muhammed.” With his present pre-occupation, this fear may have been assuaged.

While rights agitators in Nigeria avoided making comments regarding the aggressive spread of Islam through Arabism, they agree with Dowden that Gadhafi’s rights records are enough ground to deny him headship of the AU. They also argued that his election says a lot about other African leaders.

http://allafrica.com/stories/200902110560.html

Fascism in the Arab world – Pan-Arabism, etc. (Part 4)

January 30, 2009

Fascism in the Arab world – Pan-Arabism, etc. (Part 4)

Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege… by Elizabeth Thompson – 2000 – History – 402 pages
…pan Syrianism… pan Arabism… najjada… Lebanese…The fascist nature of the groups
http://books.google.com/books?id=5L7QGODjdEkC&pg=RA1-PA193

The Baath Party and FascismThe Ba’ath Party and Fascism. (Leadership Cult). …
Unity has taken the form of a pan- Arabism that envisions the elimination of artificial boundaries fixed by imperial powers after the First World War and the foundation of a single Arab State. The nationalism of the Ba’ath calls for an unquestioning faith: a questioning of reason, a doubting of Party policy, is considered the work of the enemy and its network of agents.
http://www.jewishagency.org/JewishAgency/English/Jewish+Education/Compelling+Content/Eye+on+Israel/Current+Issues/Peace+and+Conflict/The+Baath+Party+and+Fascism.htm

Islamic Fascism built on hate, racism …Islamic fascists incinerate dozens in Madrid, and claim they have a right to do …. to both sharia and the pan-Arabist thug.
http://factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000790.html

Memories of State: Politics, History, and Collective Identity… Eric Davis – 2005 – History – 385 pages
A number of ex-Sharifians incorporated Pan-Arabism into the platforms of clique-based political parties, such as Yasin … in the al-Muthanna Club, whose members, heavily influenced by European fascism, formed the core of new radicals for the civilian-military Pan-Arab coalition led by Yunis al-Sab’awi and Salah al-Din al-Sabbagh.
http://books.google.com/books?id=4qRW5KpgDM4C&pg=PA74

America & the ‘Arab world’

December 18, 2008

Talking Points Memo & Impact Segment

America and the Arab world

“Press reports say the guy who threw his shoes at President Bush is a big hero in the Arab world, which points out how difficult it is to deal with some Muslims. There’s no question that the USA has sacrificed greatly to bring a measure of freedom to Iraq. If this guy had thrown his shoes at Saddam, he would have been executed. But now he has freedom of expression, thanks to us. The question is, why we are spending billions to free these people if many of them don’t even want freedom?

We just don’t know if our investment in blood and treasure will ever pay off. For now, the Bush administration and the incoming Obama administration must protect us from Muslim fanatics. There are two schools of thought: Obama apparently believes in a ‘softer’ approach, saying he will ban all coercive interrogation and close Guantanamo Bay; Dick Cheney thinks that’s a mistake and says America was right in getting tough on people like Khalid Sheikh Mohammad. So all Americans need to think about the danger from the Muslim world and how we should deal with it. Despite the economy, that remains the toughest problem Barack Obama will face in his presidency.”

http://www.billoreilly.com/show;jsessionid=23F1F5B6B618A305F3EAEA620CEF20A8?action=viewTVShow&showID=2180

Fitzgerald: Arab racism & black Muslims

October 23, 2008

October 23, 2008

Fitzgerald: Arab racism and black Muslims

You can find online complaints about Arab racism from black Muslims (or Black Muslims, that is members of the Nation of Islam, who are not considered real Muslims by the Arabs) in this country. Despite the universalist claims made for Islam, it is, and has always been, a vehicle for Arab supremacism. The reasons are not hard to find. As Anwar Shaikh (an ex-Muslim who was born in Pakistan and died in Wales in 2006) noted in his book Islam, The Arab National Religion, the Arabs consider themselves to be superior to other Muslims because they “received” the message from Allah. It was given to them and was in their language. Non-Arab Muslims are supposed to read the Qur’an, or listen to its recital, only in Arabic. Any other version, in any other language, is not the same thing.

Compare this to the missionaries for Christianity, who in some cases became extraordinary linguists in order to study native languages and dialects and translate the Bible into them. And they did this for languages that in many cases had never had a written form — thereby helping to preserve the language for use, and for study.

And when a Muslim prays, wherever in the world he may be, he is directed to pray — it is a matter of fantastic importance — toward Mecca, toward the Hejaz, toward Arabia, the center of his being.

And the Sunnah, one should not forget, is at least as important as the Qur’an. Some Arabs even say that it is possible to imagine a guide to life with the Sunnah alone, but not with the Qur’an alone. Both matter. And what is the Sunnah? It consists of “practice” — the customs and manners of the early Arabs, that is, of Muhammad and His Companions, that serve to gloss the Qur’an. And the Sunnah is derived from two texts — the Hadith, the written record of the sayings and acts of Muhammad, and the Sira, the biography of Muhammad, the first version of which appeared a century-and-a-half after the historical (if he was historical) Muhammad’s death. What matters is not what parts of the Sira were imagined or which Hadith were made up, and by what means, but which parts Muslims take to be the genuine details of the life of Muhammad, and what Hadith they believe to be the most “authentic” in the compilations of the most “authoritative” — by their lights — muhaddithin.

As Anwar Shaikh notes, the Arabs of Arabia needed their own “religion” to compete with, but not to be completely unlike, the earlier-in-time monotheisms of the lands they first conquered. These lands were inhabited by Christians and Jews. The Jews were not confined to the Land of Israel, but were to be found living, and for a long time, in many parts of the Middle East. They were living in Iran and present-day Iraq, and of course in Arabia itself — for how else could they keep being encountered by Muhammad, in Mecca, Medina (Yathrib), the Khaybar Oasis? The Arab “religion” that they created is clearly the result of taking bits and pieces of pagan Arab pre-Islamic lore (the djinn, for example), mixed with misunderstood and misremembered bits of Judaism and Christianity.

This amalgam was presented to the conquered peoples, the Christians and Jews, as not the New and Improved Version of their faiths (as modern Western marketers might have done with a detergent), but rather as something else — the True Version of Their Faith, which they had misunderstood and distorted or perverted. This made it less strange a faith, and those elements of pre-existing beliefs to be found within it, however jumbled, made it easier for Islam to insinuate itself into the minds of non-Muslims who often converted purely as a practical matter. They did so in order to join the side of the conquerors, to be free of the many disabilities that as non-Muslims they would have to endure (the three choices were: to be killed, to convert, or to endure forever the status of dhimmi, with all that that meant). How many Christians in America today, if they had, in perpetuity, to pay $50,000 per head to remain Christians, would do so? For how many would there be a falling off, and how many each year?

Islam has been a destroyer of other cultures and other languages. In a world that worships “diversity,” the thrust of Islam has been to efface diversity. Languages other than Arabic have received no sympathetic study or attention by Arabs or Muslim missionaries — the effort has been to efface the many languages and cultures that could once be found in the lands conquered. There are, here and there, pockets of Aramaic-speakers in some Syrian villages, a handful of Mandaeans and Yazidis (450 of whom were killed by Muslim bombs in the worst act of Muslim terror in Iraq). There are the Copts in Egypt, or what is left of them, they who once were virtually the entire population of Egypt. There are Assyrians and Chaldeans in Iraq, or what is left of them, they who were once…ditto. And so on.

The history of Arab oppression of blacks, whether those blacks became nominal Muslims or not, is too long. The history of Arab enslavement of blacks started far earlier, was much more devastating in its effects, and continued much later, than the Atlantic slave trade. A scholar has estimated that because Arabs specialized in seizing young black males for use in harems (contrary to the Western imagination, harems were not just for the rulers), and would castrate their hunted prey in situ in the jungle, the mortality rate among those then taken by slave coffle to the waiting boats that would take them to the slave markets of Islam reached 90%. See “The Hideous Trade” or google that title and “Jihad Watch” for more.

Slavery is legitimate in Islam. Muhammad had slaves. Muhammad is the Perfect Man. Seventh-century Arabia allowed slavery. Seventh-century Arabia provides the Sunnah, the customs and manners that are to be followed. The Arab slave trade went up and down East Africa, with the chief entrepot for the local trade in African blacks being the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, held by the Arab rulers of Oman. The Arabs also went deep into Central Africa, and into West Africa too, while the European slave-traders never managed to penetrate the interior, preferring to remain on the coast of West Africa and having slaves delivered to them by local tribes.

Slavery was not abolished willingly by the Arabs. It was stamped out, rather, by Western powers. There is no Arab William Wilberforce. There never has been a declaration, by any Arab leader, or government, or theological institute, that slavery is always and everywhere morally wrong. And there cannot be such a declaration, because Muslims are hemmed in by the Example of Muhammad, uswa hasana, al-insan al-kamil, and the practice of the Sunnah. If the French ended Arab enslavement of blacks in much of North Africa, it was the British — the Royal Navy — that helped stamp out the slave trade that continued between Africa and Arabia. This tale is told most fully in J. B. Kelly’s “Britain and the Persian Gulf, 1795-1880.” But the Arabs still managed, as the British presence on the seas diminished, to resurrect that slave trade, which continued into the 1960s.

In 1962, just before slavery was formally abolished — because Saudi Arabia was not yet rich from oil revenues, it had to succumb to Western pressure — 20% at least of the population consisted of black slaves. For more google “Arab slave trade in Africa,” or start here.

It is not surprising that in Dayton, a Muslim girl might have made up a story blaming black men. Nor is it surprising that the Arabs in this congregation want to move from a black neighborhood to a white one. Look at how unwelcome Arabs and Pakistanis have made black Muslims who wish to attend, in any numbers, the same mosques with them. Blacks are seen as fit fodder for conversion to Islam — without really letting potential converts know much about Islam. The proselytizers hold back so much, until their targets are deeply committed and can’t easily get out. They do this so as to swell Muslim ranks and perceived (and real) power, but are not so happy for the new converts to actually associate with Arabs and Pakistanis, who find such an association distasteful. Compare that with the welcoming practice of Christian churches, not least among those evangelicals who have become the butt of so much self-assured mockery.

Not only are most forms of art — sculpture and most painting — forbidden in Islam (look at any major museum at the “Islamic art” — Arabic calligraphy on ceramic plates, and Qur’anic calligraphy on paper), but it is difficult to conduct science within a society suffused with Islam, that discourages every sign of free and skeptical inquiry about the most important thing — Islam — and hence about everything else as well).

And then there is music. There is no Muslim equivalent to the church music of Christianity. Music is forbidden (Black Muslims in America may at times ignore this ban — one more sign of un-orthodoxy). Wherever strict Muslims are in power, they attempt to ban all kinds of music, the folk-music that naturally wells up, as it does in Afghanistan, because it responds to a universal need that the Shari’a laws do not allow to be met. The wedding-singers killed in Afghanistan, the gamelan players in Indonesia disparaged by local Muslims, the RAI singers (often Berbers) threatened or killed in Algeria — all of these are signs and symbols of the Islamic hostility to music. This does not mean that there are not singers. No one denies that there is Arabic music — that oud, those other exotic instruments, or even singers such as Umm Kalthum. But the role of music is much smaller, and it is despite Islam and its discouragement that music appears. The texts and the spirit of Islam, truly adhered to, would deny a role for music altogether. It distracts, you see: distracts from worship.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe begs to differ.

And in the earlier, pre-old-time-religion phase of her career, Rosetta Tharpe’s performance begs to differ with, and demands to ignore, just as much as does her later work, the hostility to music that is inculcated by Islam. And her many admirers — whose numbers may swell with the two examples of her art posted today — will agree.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/023209.php

 

Technorati – Non Arabs

More on Arabism, Pan-Arabism, Baathism & FASCISM

October 19, 2008

The Ba’ath party was founded in Syria in 1928 by Michel Aflaq and Salah al-Din Bitar with a pan-Arab nationalist program and elements of both Marxism and fascism.  Aflaq and Bitar were influenced by Arab nationalist trends that had begun in time of the Turks, inspired in part by the Islamic and Arab reform ideologies of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani (1839-1897), his student Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905), and Abduh’s student, Muhammad Rashid Rida (1865-1935). These thinkers called for a renewal of Islam, with limited borrowing of concepts from the West. Abduh in particular was active in promoting Arab autonomy within Ottoman Turkey, and had placed great hopes in the Young Turks. Rida grew increasingly anti-Western with time, and was a great influence on Hassan El-Banna, who founded the Muslim Brotherhood. While Aflaq was a Greek Orthodox Christian, Ba’ath ideology adopted an affinity for Islam, and Pan-Arabists saw one of their goals as asserting the primacy of the Arabs in the Muslim world.
http://www.mideastweb.org/Middle-East-Encyclopedia/pan-arabism.htm

Ba’athism was a deliberate copy of European Fascism; it tried to replace Islam in the people’s minds with Arabism, a fascistic glorification af Arab history …
http://www.physicsforums.com/archive/index.php/t-69426.html

Encyclopedia of the Developing World: Index – Google Books Resultby Thomas M. Leonard – 2006 – Social Science – 1759 pages
… Pan-Arabism with an emphasis on socialism incorporating ideas from Italian fascism. Ba’ath ideology.. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=3mE04D9PMpAC&pg=PA71&lpg=PA71&dq=fascism+arabism&source=web&ots=6yKRzEp8z1&sig=zpTQkk5oIBawD7APo97CuysVE3o&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result