Vin's Notes on Islamism: Part Four
by VIN IENCO
March 22, 2011
Synopsis For Week Ending 20th March 2011
My Two Cents:
It was nothing short of embarrassing to watch Bill Maher talking to Rep Keith Ellison about verses in the Koran. Clearly, poor Bill knew nothing of the Koran, Hadith or the two gems known as ‘abrogation’ and ‘taqiyya’. I saw a similar interview between Pamela Geller and an Imam and, lo and behold, the Imam and Ellison used the same abrogated verse.
The standard rebuttal for someone that knows the subject should be, ‘you are a Muslim right and you do know the Koran?’
‘Yes, I am, of course I know the Koran’.
‘You quoted an abrogated verse to me, so you are either lying or are you ignorant of the contents of the book?’
Given the mass of contradictory texts within the Koran a rule of abrogation was developed. This rule states that wherever contradictions are found, the later-dated text abrogates the earlier one. To elucidate further the original intention of Mohammed, they referred to traditions (Hadith) recording what he himself had said and done.
Sadly for the rest of the world, both of these methods led Islam away from peace and towards war. For the peaceable verses of the Koran are almost all earlier, dating from Mohammed’s time in Mecca, while those which advocate war and violence are almost all later, dating from after his flight to Medina.
Muslims can open the Koran and quote a peaceful verse using the Islamic tradition known as Taqiyya, lying that is sanctioned in the Koran.
Here is a classic example of abrogation and the one that Ellison and the Imam used:
[2:256] there shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
Qur'an (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them."
8.12 "Remember thy lord has inspired the angels with the message. Give firmness to the believers and instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Smite them above their necks and smite the fingertips of them."
9.5 "When the sacred months have passed, kill the idolaters wherever you find them."
47.4 "When you encounter the unbelievers, Strike off their heads. Until you have made a wide slaughter among them tie up the remaining captives."
The verses above are a very small example of the hate towards unbelievers found in the Koran.
Taqiyya literally means: "Concealing, precaution, is guarding.” It is employed in disguising one's beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralizing any criticism of Islam or Muslims.
This is in total contradiction to the teachings of Christianity, noted by ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness’. The truth can also be said about a lot of the verses in Islam. They deny the crucifixion of Christ, the Blessed Trinity, the denial of Christ being the last prophet and many more.
Vin Ienco, 19th March 2011.
Countries/ topics in order in this note are:
The Fallen, Must Read, Video, USA, Canada, Israel, England, Scotland Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Bosnia, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Libya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Photo Captions.
♦ The Fallen
Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Meis, 20, of Bennett, Colorado, died March 17, 2011.
Staff Sgt. Travis M. Tompkins, 31, of Lawton, Oklahoma, died March 16, 2011.
Senior Airman Michael J. Hinkle II, 24, of Corona, California, died March 16, 2011.
Pfc. Arturo E. Rodriguez, 19, of Bellflower, California, died March, 12, 2011.
Sgt. 1st Class Daehan Park, 36, of Watertown, Connecticut, died March 12, 2011.
Cpl. Ian M. Muller, 22, of Danville, Vermont, died March 11, 2011.
Pfc. Andrew M. Harper, 19, of Maidsville, West Virginia, died March 11, 2011.
♦ Must Reads
Catch up on last week’s Synopsis
Education or Indoctrination? By Gadi Adelman
A Mistake to Exclude Former Muslims From King Hearings by Nonie Darwish
World’s Christians in Grave Danger by Franklin Graham
Sharia for Dummies
'Democracy and political Islam can’t coexist'
Al-Jazeera opens doors to Hamas and CAIR
Islam & Nazism: The Ideologies of Hate
Why They Celebrate Murdering Children by Andrew C. McCarthy
NY Times at last discovers Palestinian incitement
Al-Qaeda Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki highlights the role and importance of media jihad
The Muslim Brotherhood glorifies and encourages female Jihadists
Itamar and Islamic Jew-Hatred - The Unnamed "Incitement"
Weeping and Other Hysterics: Have Muslim Apologists Nothing More to Offer?
Three Jewish Children by Caroline Glick
Natural disasters, Palestinian barbarism
Radio confrontation: 'How can your group slit an infant's throat?'
Palestinian spokesman blasted over Jewish family's killing – audio (12:55)
Religious Imprinting and Jihadism
Wash. Post bends truth on settlements, covers up Abbas's anti-Israel incitement
Europe must stand up to Islamism
Where have all the children gone?
Half of Europeans say Islam is a religion of intolerance
Why Isn't Awlaki on the Most Wanted List?
A Win-Win Plan for Netanyahu by Caroline Glick
Al-Qaeda's new magazine for women mixes beauty and bomb tips
Islam is the enemy of freedom
Hamas praises savage attack on Jewish settlers in Arabic, denies responsibility in English
The Middle East uprising: An interim balance sheet
Alcohol market booming in Muslim Gulf, firms expect sales to double in five years
I would like to give a special note of thanks to the amazing Erin Fiora, who selflessly assists me in the production of these notes.
Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Vin Ienco is a commentator and analyst on the effects of Global Islamism and a vocal opponent of Sharia Law.