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Why The Sword of Islam Cuts Apart Families

The Woolwich Jihadist Mujaheed Adebolajo saw only fellow Muslims as his kin.

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Robert Spencer

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May 27, 2013 - 2:00 pm
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Last Wednesday, the Islamic jihadist Mujaheed (formerly Michael) Adebolajo, his hands scarlet with the blood of the British soldier he had just brutally murdered on a London street and still holding the tools of his murder, approached a television cameraman and calmly began explaining himself.

In the course of his explanation, Adebolajo invoked the Qur’an’s ninth chapter (Surat at-Tawba), which enjoins Muslims to make war against and subjugate Jews and Christians, declaring: “we are forced by the Qur’an, in Sura At-Tawba, through many ayah [verses] in the Qur’an, we must fight them as they fight us.” He added: “I apologize that women had to witness this today but in our lands women have to see the same.”

“Our lands”? Adebolajo’s parents are Nigerians who immigrated to England in the early 1980s. But he meant neither English nor Nigerian lands, of course; Adebolajo converted to Islam around 2003, and that meant that in his mind he was no longer English, if he ever was. Islam supersedes everything else, demanding a loyalty above national allegiances and even ties of kith and kin. The Qur’an commands Muslims to “be good to parents” (17:22). However, even in that relationship, the overarching principle is that Muslims must be “hard against the unbelievers, merciful one to another” (48:29). This includes unbelievers of one’s immediate family: The Muslim holy book specifically forbids believers from being friendly with their non-believing relatives and non-believing clan:

O believers, take not your fathers and brothers to be your friends, if they prefer unbelief to belief; whosoever of you takes them for friends, those—they are the evildoers. Say: “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your clan, your possessions that you have gained, commerce you fear may slacken, dwellings you love—if these are dearer to you than God and His Messenger, and to struggle in His way, then wait till God brings His command; God guides not the people of the ungodly” (9:23-24).

Explains the renowned Qur’an commentator Ibn Kathir:

Allah commands shunning the disbelievers, even if they are one’s parents or children, and prohibits taking them as supporters if they choose disbelief instead of faith.

The Qur’an emphasizes not only that a Muslim must turn his back on his kinsmen and have nothing to do with them if they are unbelievers, but that he should not even pray for them:

It is not for the Prophet and the believers to ask pardon for the idolaters, even though they be near kinsmen, after that it has become clear to them that they will be the inhabitants of Hell (9:113).

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If Western civilization had the same degree of cultural confidence the Muslims have, and the same willingness to use violence to protect our beliefs, then within two generations Islam would be practiced only in hell.*

*with apologies to Admiral Halsey for ripping off his phrasing.
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"Abraham is held up to the Muslims as a model of emulation, then, only when he declares his everlasting enmity and hatred for those who do not follow what Muslims believe to be the true religion. ...

Abraham’s hatred is exemplary; his prayer for forgiveness for his kindred is not."

As in so much where Mohammed drew from Jewish sources, he got both the stories and their lessons wrong. One recalls from Genesis, for example, Abraham's prayers on behalf of the residents of Sodom and Gomorra, which God intends to destroy. "Can the God of justice not do justice?" he pleads on behalf of the city, if only 50... or 40... or 20... or even 10 righteous can be found there. One also notes the Jewish teaching that Abraham's tent was open on four sides - to welcome strangers from every direction. And they certainly weren't presumed to be "believers".

Clearly, Muslims don't understand Abraham as Jews and Christians do.
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If Hitler had won, Christians today would still be hunting down Jews. It is who we follow that opens up the road we are on. Look into the future on the coming superpower atheist leaders and see what road you will find yourselves on.
Getting Christians to repent for their role in the culture of death practice of abortion which has lead to 50 million abortion deaths in USA will get them off the culture of death road . Judgement begins in the house of the Lord God's word the Bible say
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GFY.
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Same mentality as sureno and norteno gangsters. Everybody else only a sheep to be sheered or slaughtered.
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Without buying into the idea that radical Islam is the problem and moderate Islam is the solution, I struggle to find the right words - even the categories of thought needed to reflect what we see going on with Islam. I can see that modern radical Islam owes a lot to modern times - specifically to the totalitarian movements of the 20th century - fascism and communism. These radical Islamists have taken the already fiercely aggressive potential of the religion of Islam and have used it as the basis for a 20th century modern totalitarian movement in the context of the 21st century globalized world. Like all totalitarian movements they have forced the genuinely moderate to go along. But like moderate Germans or Russians they have no choice but to go along with the murderous radicals. So I think it is true that only a minority of Muslims are murderous radicals like the SS or the KBG, I think that they get get a lot of support from broad spectrum of Muslims. It would seem from the behavior of immigrants who wish to impose their laws and customs on the West rather than fit in with Western values that in fact the there is a large middle group of Muslims who, while not radical are also not moderate at all. I notice from thereligionofpeace dot com that Muslims are killing about 1000 a week around the world. A lot, probably most, of the dead are fellow Muslims, but all this effort by 'elites' to pretend it isn't a problem is being constantly undermined by the repeated facts put before the public by the murderers themselves. The Islamists will keep dong it until we bring ourselves to recognize it for what it is. Then things will change.
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Why know one ran over the above example of following Muhammad with a car is beyond me.

I spoke to a very smart man in the military who believes somehow Islam is being made to look bad for a greater agenda.

To me, Islam has been the same for 1400 years, and I wish every Marine Corp day I could come across moon god worshipers while they are murdering.
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If Western civilization had the same degree of cultural confidence the Muslims have, and the same willingness to use violence to protect our beliefs, then within two generations Islam would be practiced only in hell.*

*with apologies to Admiral Halsey for ripping off his phrasing.
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The Muslim tribal culture itself contributes to this bizarre behavior (the antithesis of the Christian/Judaic "love thy neighbor" ethos), by placing family/clan/tribe allegiance and absolute paternal authority on a pedastal....codified under Sharia Law. Would like to hear what his parents have to say.
The only thing he didn't do was die for the cause - probably because the cops were poor marksman.
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His parents are devout Christians and have expressed their abhorrence of his crime.

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O gather ye up the benighted and shun them by parachuting them into the Holy Hejaz until Ol' Blighty be cleansed.
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