Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

Deciphering an American Fatwa

It is quite amusing to observe the current desperate hide-and-seek game of the Islamists living in infidel territories. After 9/11, they also became quite active denouncing terrorism (they never call it Islamic) and preaching unbound love, mercy, tolerance in Islam via the Holy Qur'an. They quoted (partially, of course) a handful of verses (in fact, there are only three such verses in the entire Qur'an) from the Qur'an to prove that Islam never supports terrorism, suicide bombings, wanton killing of infidels. However, they cleverly hid the truth. They thought the world is stupid enough not to find out the facts about Islam. Thanks to the power of Internet, and the works of many dedicated freethinker/writers, it is now widely believed that Islam is a dangerous doctrine of death, destruction and complete annihilation of non-believers. It did not take that long for the leaders of these infidel territories to comprehend the real truth about Islam and to formulate the 'correct' approach to combat this global menace. Of course, those approaches were all politically correct, lest the Islamists get offended when Islam is criticized openly.

Things were going rather well since 9/11. Except for Madrid and a few minor acts of Islamic barbarism, no incidence of catastrophic nature took place. The world thought Islam is back to the pavilion - hoping that the scourge is over or limited only in Iraq.

Suddenly, 7/7 changed everything. Islam became world's focal point once more. This time around, the situation is different. A large section of non-believers now firmly deem that Islam is not a peaceful religion after all.

Again, the shrewd Islamists are back in the business of damage control.

One such group, calling themselves as the members of Fiqh Council of North America, issued a fatwa, as if they are some authority on Islam and has the clout to influence the global intricate Islamic terror network. To add importance to this dubious fatwa, the news was carried by CBS and then broadcast through many public Television and radio networks. It would be quite interesting to observe how many Islamic organizations around the Islamic world will endorse this American Fatwa.

Let us dissect what these Islamists are up to.

As usual, they quoted, partially, from the Holy Qur'an thus:

The Qur'an, Islam's revealed text, states: "Whoever kills a person [unjustly]... it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind." (Qur'an, 5:32)

They also quoted two other verses (2:143, 3:104) which have none or very little relevance with the context of their fatwa.

I shall now review the claim of verse 5:32 by these 'impeccably' qualified (many of them with Ph.Ds) and prove how hypocrite these American Mullah's are.

There are countless verses in the Qur'an which undoubtedly state that the gratuitous killing of the infidels is an obligation to every Muslim wherever and whenever they have the opportunity to do so. In fact, a few weeks ago, I wrote an essay listing some of those verses. So far, no Islamist could deny the contents of those murderous verses.

As mentioned above, just to cover such gross inanities in the Qur'an, the Fiqh Council of North America issued the fatwa affirming that there is no place of terrorism in Islam This  meant there is no provision in Islam for the killing of infidels without good reasons. In support of such a slick but confusing statement they, out of around 6,666 verses in the Qur'an, cited only a single verse, viz. verse 5:32, and that also incompletely.

 Let us now read the verse in full:

5:32 Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. And indeed, there came to them Our Messengers with clear proofs, evidences, and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits (e.g. by doing oppression unjustly and exceeding beyond the limits set by Allâh by committing the major sins) in the land!.

Islamists often rant about contexts of the Qur'anic verses, but they expediently forget to honor their own words. The same trick is played in this American Fatwa. The fatwa never mentioned why this verse was created in the first place.

The context of this verse is that when Qabil, a son of Adam killed Habil, another son of Adam and, having developed extreme contrition about his misdeed, wanted to hide the dead body of his slain brother, he found a crow scratching the ground to bury a dead crow. This is amply explicated in the verse just before 5:32: 

5:31 Then Allâh sent a crow who scratched the ground to show him to hide the dead body of his brother. He (the murderer) said: "Woe to me! Am I not even able to be as this crow and to hide the dead body of my brother?" Then he became one of those who regretted. 

So, strictly speaking, verse 5:32 is only applicable to the children of Israel (the verse says it). Any way, to be fair, we shall ignore this limitation and concentrate on the wider meaning:

On the surface if it, the first sentence (Islamists often quote only the first sentence, conveniently hiding the next sentence) of verse 5:32 seems very munificence and non-violent. What does the next sentence say? It says clearly that even when Allah sent His messengers many people disbelieved them. Muhammad was one of such messengers, the best and the last. Therefore, those who disbelieve in Muhammad and Allah (i.e., the non-Muslims) are the transgressors. Evidently, the non-Muslims are the mischief-makers on earth. Logically, these non-Muslims do not fall under the purview of the merciful provision of verse 5:32. In simple language, this means: verse 5:32 is applicable only to the Muslims. To confirm this, let me quote ibn Kathir, the foremost Tafsir writer:

(if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.) Saving life in this case occurs by not killing a soul that Allah has forbidden. So this is the meaning of saving the life of all mankind, for whoever forbids killing a soul without justification, the lives of all people will be saved from him.'' Similar was said by Mujahid;

[وَمَنْ أَحْيَـهَا]

(And if anyone saved a life...) means, he refrains from killing a soul. Al-`Awfi reported that Ibn `Abbas said that Allah's statement,

[فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعاً]

(it would be as if he killed all mankind. .) means, "Whoever kills one soul that Allah has forbidden killing, is just like he who kills all mankind.'' Sa`id bin Jubayr said, "He who allows himself to shed the blood of a Muslim, is like he who allows shedding the blood of all people. He who forbids shedding the blood of one Muslim, is like he who forbids shedding the blood of all people.'' In addition, Ibn Jurayj said that Al-A`raj said that Mujahid commented on the Ayah,

[فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعاً]

(it would be as if he killed all mankind,) "He who kills a believing soul intentionally, Allah makes the Fire of Hell his abode, He will become angry with him, and curse him, and has prepared a tremendous punishment for him, equal to if he had killed all people, his punishment will still be the same.'' Ibn Jurayj said that Mujahid said that the Ayah,

[وَمَنْ أَحْيَـهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعاً]

(and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.) means, "He who does not kill anyone, then the lives of people are safe from him.''

There you are! This tafsir by Kathir says when a Muslim is killed it is as if the entire humanity is killed. When an infidel is killed it has no relevance. Similarly, when a believer's (i.e., a Muslim's) life is saved it is as if the entire humanity is saved. You see, in Qur'an and in Islam what matters most is the lives of Muslims and not the lives of infidels.

Why do the erudite Islamists of the Fiqh Council of North America want to hide this truth?

This answer can also be found in the Qur'an.

 Please note: there are at least 18 verses in the Qur'an which ask for the pre-emptive murder of the kafirs (infidels). But, it is not that simple to annihilate all the unbelievers just like that. It needs time, patience, plan, strategies, weapons and pretexts to wage a campaign of total slaughter of the non-Muslims. We observe this clever procedure is followed by the true Islamists and the suicide bombers. Even the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohammad had asked the Muslims to acquire modern weapons to wage a war against the Jews. He purposely, did not mention the entire non-Muslim population, simply because his country is precariously dependent upon the investment of these infidels.

When the situation does not permit the Islamists to openly declare the murder of infidels, Allah asks them not to be friendly with them. Here are a few verses that tell the Muslims not to befriend the non-Muslims:

Do not take unbelievers as friends; caution is necessary to befriend the unbelievers...3:28

3:28 Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliyâ (supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allâh in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allâh warns you against Himself (His Punishment), and to Allâh is the final return.

In pure Islamic Paradises one will surely note this verse being fully practiced. You will observe very little co-operation between the Muslims and the non-Muslims. The interaction between the aggressive Muslims and the feeble non-Muslim minority is almost non-existent. In some Islamic societies (like Malaysia, Brunei) Muslims are not even allowed to patronize non-Muslim restaurants and eateries. In an Islamic State like Brunei, there are signboards in Malay language inside all non-Muslim restaurants stating, "Bukan Makanan orang Islam (food here is not for the Muslims)". Similar warnings are also implied in Malaysia or in other Islamic countries.

This is the limit of tolerance and friendship (with infidels) in Islam!

Now, when the Islamists migrate to infidel lands, they simply hide those truths. They become sheer hypocrites. Outwardly, they pretend to show a friendly face, but inwardly, they remain as hateful, vicious and cantankerous towards the non-Muslim as before. Why should they have this double-face? - one might wonder. Once again, the answer is also contained in the above verse (3:28). This verse tells the Muslims to exercise caution when befriending the infidels. In fact, what it really means is:  when weak, the Muslims are allowed to be hypocrites in dealing with the non-Muslims. They are permitted to tell lies and hide the truth about their religion.

Once again, I will prove my assertion by quoting from ibn Kathir:

The Prohibition of Supporting the Disbelievers


Allah said next,

[إِلاَ أَن تَتَّقُواْ مِنْهُمْ تُقَـةً]

(unless you indeed fear a danger from them) meaning, except those believers who in some areas or times fear for their safety from the disbelievers. In this case, such believers are allowed to show friendship to the disbelievers outwardly, but never inwardly. For instance, Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Ad-Darda' said, "We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.'' Al-Bukhari said that Al-Hasan said, "The Tuqyah is allowed until the Day of Resurrection.'' Allah said,

[وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ]

 Islam even forbids Muslims to be in friendly terms with their non-Muslim parents or kindred. In Islamic parlance, even verbal criticism of Islam means oppression. If a non-Muslim father or a non-Muslim brother of a convert (to Islam) utters any words and/or makes any grimaces that is offensive to the nascent Muslim convert, it is deemed to be oppressive/blasphemy. Therefore, as per Islamic rule a retaliation becomes due. Muslims are now allowed to murder them even though they might be their father, brother or sister.

 Do you not believe this? Read the following Qur'anic verse.

The believers should not take even their fathers, brothers, or sons as friends if they resist God and Muhammad; these types of believers are the party of God, that is, the believers cannot be friendly with the unbelievers even though they are their blood... 58:22

58:22 You (O Muhammad ) will not find any people who believe in Allâh and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), even though they were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred (people). For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with Ru^h (proofs, light and true guidance) from Himself. And We will admit them to Gardens (Paradise) under which rivers flow, to dwell therein (forever). Allâh is pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allâh. Verily, it is the Party of Allâh that will be the successful.

Let us hear what ibn Kathir says on this verse:

The Believers do not befriend the Disbelievers


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Sa`id bin `Abdul-`Aziz and others said that this Ayah,

[لاَّ تَجِدُ قَوْماً يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الاٌّخِرِ]

(You will not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day...) was revealed in the case of Abu `Ubaydah `Amir bin `Abdullah bin Al-Jarrah when he killed his disbelieving father, during the battle of Badr. This is why when `Umar bin Al-Khattab placed the matter of Khilafah in the consultation of six men after him, he said; "If Abu `Ubaydah were alive, I would have appointed him the Khalifah.'' It was also said that the Ayah,

[وَلَوْ كَانُواْ ءَابَآءَهُمْ]

(even though they were their fathers), was revealed in the case of Abu `Ubaydah, when he killed his father during the battle of Badr, while the Ayah,

[أَوْ أَبْنَآءَهُمْ]

(or their sons) was revealed in the case of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq when he intended to kill his (disbelieving) son, `Abdur-Rahman, (during Badr), while the Ayah,

[أَوْ إِخْوَنَهُمْ]

(or their brothers) was revealed about the case of Mus`ab bin `Umayr, who killed his brother, `Ubayd bin `Umayr, during Badr, and that the Ayah,

[أَوْ عَشِيرَتَهُمْ]

(or their kindred) was revealed about the case of `Umar, who killed one of his relatives during Badr, and also that this Ayah was revealed in the case of Hamzah, `Ali and Ubaydah bin Al-Harith. They killed their close relatives `Utbah, Shaybah and Al-Walid bin `Utbah that day. Allah knows best. A similar matter is when Allah's Messenger consulted with his Companions about what should be done with the captives of Badr. Abu Bakr As-Siddiq thought that they should accept ransom for them so the Muslims could use the money to strengthen themselves. He mentioned the fact that the captured were the cousins and the kindred, and that they might embrace Islam later on, by Allah's help. `Umar said, "But I have a different opinion, O Allah's Messenger! Let me kill so-and-so, my relative, and let `Ali kill `Aqil (`Ali's brother), and so-and-so kill so-and-so. Let us make it known to Allah that we have no mercy in our hearts for the idolators.'' Allah said,

[أُوْلَـئِكَ كَتَبَ فِى قُلُوبِهِمُ الإِيمَـنَ وَأَيَّدَهُمْ بِرُوحٍ مِّنْهُ]

(For such He has written faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with Ruh from Himself.) means, those who have the quality of not befriending those who oppose Allah and His Messenger , even if they are their fathers or brothers, are those whom Allah has decreed faith, meaning, happiness, in their hearts and made faith dear to their hearts and happiness reside therein. As-Suddi said that the Ayah,

[كَتَبَ فِى قُلُوبِهِمُ الإِيمَـنَ]

(He has written faith in their hearts,) means, "He has placed faith in their hearts.'' Ibn `Abbas said that,

[وَأَيَّدَهُمْ بِرُوحٍ مِّنْهُ]

(and strengthened them with Ruh from Himself.) means, "He gave them strengths.'' Allah's statement,

[وَيُدْخِلُهُمْ جَنَّـتٍ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا الاٌّنْهَـرُ خَـلِدِينَ فِيهَا رَضِىَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُواْ عَنْهُ]

(And He will admit them to Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein. Allah is well pleased with them, and they are well pleased with Him.) was explained several times before. Allah's statement,

[رِّضِىَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُواْ عَنْهُ]

(Allah is well pleased with them, and they are well pleased with Him.) contains a beautiful secret. When the believers became enraged against their relatives and kindred in Allah's cause, He compensated them by being pleased with them and making them pleased with Him from what He has granted them of eternal delight, ultimate victory and encompassing favor. Allah's statement,

[أُوْلَـئِكَ حِزْبُ اللَّهِ أَلاَ إِنَّ حِزْبَ اللَّهِ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ]

(They are the party of Allah. Verily, the party of Allah will be the successful.) indicates that they are the party of Allah, meaning, His servants who are worthy of earning His honor. Allah's statement,

[أَلاَ إِنَّ حِزْبَ اللَّهِ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ]

(Verily, the party of Allah will be the successful.) asserts their success, happiness and triumph in this life and the Hereafter, in contrast to those, who are the party of the devil,

[أَلاَ إِنَّ حِزْبَ الشَّيْطَـنِ هُمُ الخَـسِرُونَ]

(Verily, the party of Shaytan will be the losers!) This is the end of the Tafsir of Surat Al-Mujadilah. All praise and thanks are due to Allah.

Dear infidel Americans;

Please tell me how is it possible for a bunch of neo-Islamists, in the guise of fiqh experts to be friendly with the 'Great Satan' when Allah permits them to kill even their infidel brothers, sisters, parents...? It defies sane logic to put trust in these hypocrites when their sole motive is to convert, by hook or by crook, all the people of America to Islam and subject them to oppressive Arab Bedouin culture and laws (known as sharia)?

Do you want more proof that the only objective of the nascent Islamists is to Islamise the entire world?

Here is the President elect of Iran gloating over the global nature of Islam and the sanctioning of suicide bombing: 

Ahmadi-Nejad on the Art of Martyrdom

The following are excerpts from a speech by Iranian President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, which aired July 25, 2005 on Iranian Channel 1. In it, he praises martyrdom operations and states that Islam will conquer the world. (To view this clip, click here .)

Ahmadi-Nejad: "We want art that is on the offensive. Art on the offensive exalts and defends the noble principles, and attacks principles that are corrupt, vulgar, ungodly, and inhuman.

"Art reaches perfection when it portrays the best life and best death. After all, art tells you how to live. That is the essence of art. Is there art that is more beautiful, more divine, and more eternal than the art of martyrdom? A nation with martyrdom knows no captivity. Those who wish to undermine this principle undermine the foundations of our independence and national security. They undermine the foundation of our eternity.

"The message of the [Islamic] Revolution is global, and is not restricted to a specific place or time. It is a human message, and it will move forward.

"Have no doubt... Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world."

Spiritual Advisor of Iran's President-Elect Calls on Iranian Volunteers to Carry Out Martyrdom Operations

Ayatollah Mohammad Misbah Yazdi, the spiritual leader of Iranian President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, issued an announcement to the Iranian people, calling upon them to volunteer for an Iranian organization of martyrs. [1]

The announcement read: "Acts of martyrdom are the great pinnacle of the [Iranian] people and the height of its courage. The commander [Iranian Leader] Khamenei has announced registration for the forces of martyrdom in all of Iran's provinces, in order to defend Islam and to fight the enemies of Islam. Our sacred organization, [the organization of martyrs belonging] to the Islamic Republic, is intended for those interested in carrying out shahada [martyrdom]. The volunteer, male or female, will join specialized courses. Brother and sister believers who want to defend Islam are invited to contact [us] at POB 664-1653, Tehran, and to send two photos, a copy of their birth certificate, and a request to join the martyrs' corps."

According to the report, the organization is headed by Elias Naderan, leader of the conservative faction of the Iranian parliament, former intelligence officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and an ally of President-Elect Ahmadi-Nejad. A few months ago, he founded an organization called Zeitoon, intended for women and men interested in committing martyrdom operations "against the enemies of Iran and Islam" - especially against ".

"The message of the [Islamic] Revolution is global, and is not restricted to a specific place or time. It is a human message, and it will move forward.

"Have no doubt... Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world."

For more on the sanctioning of suicide bombing to kill infidels please click here.

Muslims cannot be loyal to their adopted country. Here is what a burgeoning Muslim leader in Australia says:

The Sun Herald, July 31, 2005, page 10

West to blame for terror: radical


MUSLIMS living in Australia should reject multiculturalism and "attack values" contrary to Islam, the leaders of a radical Islamic sect have told followers.

About 200 people attended an "emergency" meeting at Auburn Town Hall last night organized by Hizb ut-Tahrir, a radical group banned in several countries.

In an address titled "The War on Islam Intesifies", group member Soadad Doureihi said the actions of Western nations in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan had prompted the actions of terrorists.

Brother Doureihi said Aistralia was one of the battlegrounds where Muslims were fighting attempts to crush their culture and our Government was trying to ensure the assimilation of Muslims through "fear and intimidation."

"They try to tell us we are Australian Muslims rather than Muslims living in Australia," he said. "Our allegiance is not with the ones who found this land but with the one who created it, Allah.

Despite police fears of racial boilover, the meeting proceeded without incident.

Let us now request these American Fatwa people to enlighten us on those verses which call for the pre-emptive murder of infidels ("Whither the Islamic Infidels?").

Are those verses still current? If yes, then why do they not mention them? Why do they hide the secret? If no, then will they agree in their fiqh to expunge them from the Are they prepared to issue another American Fatwa to declare that all those verses calling for the murder of infidels are now defunct and are of no effect? Will they be ready to print and distribute a new version of the Qur'an sans all the verses deemed to be offensive to the infidels? This will be their litmus test of sincerity in their American Fatwa.

Dear Fiqh experts;

Can a Muslim be friendly with an infidel? Yes or no. If yes, then is the Muslim contravening the Qur'an? If no, then why are you trying to be in friendly terms with the infidels? Are you not breaking the rules of the Qur'an? Being fiqh experts are you not betraying Islam? Why must the infidels trust your words? If you are such a hypocrite then why must the Muslims abide by your fatwa? Are you not doing such a dubious act to fool the credulous non-believers who have little or no knowledge of the severity of Islam towards the unbelievers?


Needless to say, the American Fatwa issued by a few western-educated, urbane, smooth-talking, cunning, deceitful and hypocritical Islamists will have little impact on the mindset of the true Jihadists. To these diehard soldiers of Allah, these American Mullahs are simply strategic allies who are allowed to say matters that might contradict Islamic principles. But this is just a temporary measure. Certainly, these American Mullahs are great friends of those Jihadists - the true Muslims. While living and breathing in infidel lands they are planning the annihilation of the very country that nurtured them and provided them with opportunities to improve their lots. As explicated above by the Islamic leader of Australia, the loyalty of a true Islamists can never be with America, Britain, Australia, Canada or New Zealand. Their only loyalty is to Islam and Allah. Their only goal is to convert these gullible infidels to Islam. Their slyness is to lie low, for the time, and explode like an atom bomb when the right opportunity arrives. Lets not be kidding - Britain had already paid a heavy price for trusting these extremely dangerous people. Their number may be microscopic (probably around 0.1% of Muslim population) but they are potentially lethal. Make no mistake that this small number of Islamists is in complete sympathy with the Islamic terrorists who take lives of innocent civilians, both infidels and not-so-good Muslims (Muslim by name only). To both of these groups the Qur'an is the only source for anything and everything. Both agree 100% of what the Qur'an says. Together, they are striving in the same direction - the globalization of Islam. We must identify these 5th columnists lurking around all infidel lands in the guise of members of dubious Islamic Organizations but whose sole motivation is to replace the current civilization with an Arab-Bedouin civilization which is  also known as the Islamic civilization.

Finally, here are a few more questions to test their honesty and sincerity in what they preach:

 - Why is it necessary to have a fiqh council in the heart of an infidel country?

 - Are not Islamic Paradises the best places to discuss about Islamic Jurisprudence and sharia?

 - Do the members agree that the American way of life is un-Islamic? Yes or no?

 - If American society is u-Islamic then do they plan to civilize this society? How?

 - Do they agree that President George Bush is a 'crusader'?

 - Do they think that Islamic sharia must replace the American secular laws?

 - Why do they not send their American Fatwa to the Islamic Terrorist organizations in Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and other Islamic Paradises?

 - Why no such American Fatwa is/was issued after 9/11 or after the beheading and murder of infidel hostages in Iraq?

Let us hear what these American Fatwabazs (issuer of Fatwa) have to say.


Abul Kasem writes from Sydney, Australia. His email address is

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