Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

Whither the Islamic Infidels?

SHAMED BY THE senseless atrocities perpetrated by the livid Islamic Jihadists on innocent infidels, including their harmless, sinless kindergarten children, the Islamic apologists living in the west are hell-bent to prove that Islam never condones such mayhem. They scribe enormous essays extolling the 'goodies' which Islam has for the unbelievers. Curiously, one may note that very few Islamists living in Islamic Paradises ever write such confounding essays. In contrast to the western-living Muslims this committed strand of Islamists are true Muslims. They simply want Islam to dominate the world, pure and simple-even at the cost of millions of infidels' lives.  

Ignorant of 'real Islam'-the only pure, pristine, original and unadulterated Islam contained in the Qur'an and preached and practiced by Muhammad, most infidels fall for those untruthful essays composed by those western-educated, Islam-loving Islamic apologists. An appropriate term to describe these naive infidels could be 'Islamic Infidels'-the infidels as depicted in the writings by these western Islamic apologists.  

Deluded by such dubious articles, many un-informed infidels even blithely acknowledge that 'Islam is a religion of peace', except that the insane Islamic terrorists have profoundly distorted this serene Islam. Astonishingly, to prove the innocence of Islam, these 'Islamic infidels' compare the savage Jihadists with the Klu Klux Klan version of Christianity. What a great travesty of justice! Without properly checking the Qur'an, these gullible 'Islamic infidels' readily accept those 'goody' Qur'anic verses the cunning western Islamic apologists often quote to back up their persistent claim of unbound Islamic mercy for the infidels. These unbelievers simply assume that Muhammad's Qur'an is similar to the Gospel of Jesus. They are under the illusion that, just like the Gospel, the Qur'an could never contain verses which call for their gratuitous murder of infidels if any one refuses to accept Islam, the only religion acceptable Allah. They falsely believe that alike the Gospel the Qur'an too is full of mercy, compassion and forgiveness for the sinners (read Islamic infidels). If only these simple-minded 'Islamic infidels' knew the truth about their fate in the hand of Islam, they would simply shudder in terror. To learn more about this undeniable reality please read on.  

I took some time to scan diligently the Qur'an in chronological order and assemble some verses that apply to the infidels. For the convenience of the readers I have tabulated those opposing verses-the verses which utterly contradict each other. Invariably, there are some verses which talk of mercy, tolerance, kindness and co-operation with the infidels. The problem is: those verses are mostly Meccan verses, the verses which Allah sent down when Muhammad was militarily weak-when he had no means to fight physically the pagans of Mecca . When Muhammad shrewdly changed his residence (i.e., migrated to Medina ) his Qur'an also changed. A crafty Allah now became vicious towards the unbelievers. Almighty Allah now quickly sent down pithy verses commanding Muhammad the wholesale conversion of the repugnant unbelievers to Muhammad's religion (Islam). Failure to do so by the infidels entailed severe punishment from an angry, despotic, ruthless and uncompromising Allah.  Why? As demonstrated by loads of such verses released during Muhammad's stay at Medina , why Allah suddenly became so desperate to ruthlessly punish the 'errant' infidels? The answer is not difficult to fathom. You see, at Medina , Muhammad acquired the much needed military wherewithal to mortally attack the infidels and subdue them. That is why most of the Medinaan verses are filled with hate, spite, revenge and the directives for total annihilation of non-Muslims, simply because Muhammad was physically capable of carrying out his campaign of terror.  

As one peruses the listed verses, one may legitimately ask: "Which verses are current regarding the treatment of infidels in Islam (Islamic infidels)? Are those loving, peaceful and kind Meccan verses still valid? Or the harsh, hateful, unkind and belligerent Medinaan verses are applicable?" Perplexed, one might even believe that Islam is symbiotic; that is: it could co-exist with seemingly conflicting verses in the Qur'an. Strangely, the answer to this perplexing question is very simple. You see, the rule of abrogation on the Qur'anic verses unmistakably stipulates that the later verses (in this case, those benign, tolerant, peaceful Meccan verses) abrogate the earlier verses. Therefore, all those infidel-friendly Meccan verses are replaced by the belligerent, coercive, hate-mongering and chillingly murderous Medinaan verses.  

A chronologically organised Qur'an clearly demonstrates how Muhammad's Allah changed His tune when he arrived at Medina with his band of terrorists. As stated earlier, at Medina , Muhammad, through countless plunder and forced exactions, developed his muscle power-both economic and military. Feeling financially and physically secured and strong, Allah then decided to take revenge on the infidels. Expectedly, the Qur'an also changed its tune.  

Please note that the suras with chronology order of less than 87 are Meccan suras. Sura 2 (sura al-Bakara) has the chronological order of 87. This is the decisive verse which marks the beginning of a new militarily powerful Muhammad. Truly, this sura is a mixture of some Meccan and some Medinaan elements. For example: verse 2:256 (no compulsion in religion) is such a verse. Curiously, this sura (sura 2) also has the verse 2:193 which prescribes the use of force to accept Islam. Here are these two contradictory verses:  

No compulsion in religion; the truth is clear from error.

2:256 There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejecteth false deities and believeth in Allah hath grasped a firm handhold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower. [87, Medina ]  

Fight the infidels until they accept Islam.

2:193 And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrong-doers. [87, Medina ]

Obviously, the most pertinent question is: which of those two verses in the same sura (sura al- Bakara, sura 2) is currently applicable to the infidels-verse 2:256 or verse 2:193? I would like to get a definite answer from the lovers of Islam. Please forward a clear, unambiguous answer-not some mumbo jumbo of context, translation difficulty and exhortation of having 'misconception' about Islam.  

Leaving aside sura al-Bakara (sura 2), it is perfectly apparent that the Medinaan verses have really sealed the fate of the infidels living in a pure Islamic society (like Saudi Arabia , Iran , Pakistan , Sudan -.). There is no way that 'true' Muslims could offer mercy, tolerance, kindness, empathy, sympathy and peace to the unfortunate unbelievers who decide to stay put in an Islamic Paradise. To prove my line of reasoning, please go through my list of verses.  This detailed list is bound to disturb many unbelievers as well as the not-so-good Muslims (tolerant, in name-only Muslims, who have not closely read the Qur'an and ahadith).  

Please note that I have included the chronological order and the type (i.e., Mecca or Medina verse) inside square [ ] brackets. Interestingly, without doubt, you will notice that all the Meccan verses have a chronological order of less than 87; all the Medinaan verses have a chronological order of 87 or higher! This is very fascinating, won't you think so?

These are what Muhammad (or Allah) said (Marmaduke Pickthal's translation):  

When Muhammad was at Mecca

After Muhammad went to Medina


Be careful of what you utter in the presence of the unbelievers; be patient with them.

 73:10 And bear with patience what they utter, and part from them with a fair leave-taking. [3, Mecca ]


Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them
2:191 And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. [87, Medina ]


Do not use coercion with the infidels.

50:45 We are Best Aware of what they say, and thou (O Muhammad) art in no wise a compeller over them. But warn by the Qur'an him who feareth My threat. [34, Mecca ]


Make war on the infidels living in your neighbourhood.
9:123 Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged. [113, Medina ]


Be patient with the unbelievers; Allah will judge them.

10:109 And (O Muhammad) follow that which is inspired in thee, and forbear until Allah give judgment. And He is the Best of Judges. [51, Mecca ]



When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.

9:5 Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. [113, Medina]


Argue gently with the Jews, the Christians and the infidels.  

16:125 Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation, and reason with them in the better way. Lo! thy Lord is Best Aware of him who strayeth from His way, and He is Best Aware of those who go aright. [70, Mecca]


Kill the Jews and the Christians if they do not convert to Islam or refuse to pay Jizya tax.

 9:29 Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low. [113, Medina ]


One is free to practice whatever religion one belongs to.  

109:6 Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion. [18, Mecca ]


Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.

 3:85 And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter. [89, Medina ]


Muslims should learn from the Books of the Jews and the Christians.

 10:94 And if thou (Muhammad) art in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto thee, then question those who read the Scripture (that was) before thee. Verily the Truth from thy Lord hath come unto thee. So be not thou of the waverers. [51, Mecca]


The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.
9:30 And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they! [113, Medina]


Do not force the infidels into Islam.

10:99: And if thy Lord willed, all who are in the earth would have believed together. Wouldst thou (Muhammad) compel men until they are believers? [51, Mecca ]


Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticise Islam.
5:33 The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom; [112, Medina ]


Show kindness and tolerance towards the infidels.

 7:199 Keep to forgiveness (O Muhammad), and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant. [39, Mecca ]



The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque.

 9:28 O ye who believe! The idolaters only are unclean. So let them not come near the Inviolable Place of Worship after this their year. If ye fear poverty (from the loss of their merchandise) Allah shall preserve you of His bounty if He will. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise. [113, Medina ]


Show forgiveness towards the unbelievers.  

15:85 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and lo! the Hour is surely coming. So forgive, (O Muhammad), with a gracious forgiveness. [54, Mecca ]


Be harsh with the unbelievers.

9:73 O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey's end. [113, Medina ]



Do not insult the infidels lest they insult Allah.

6:108 Revile not those unto whom they pray beside Allah lest they wrongfully revile Allah through ignorance. Thus unto every nation have We made their deed seem fair. Then unto their Lord is their return, and He will tell them what they used to do. [55, Mecca ]



Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.  

22:19 These twain (the believers and the disbelievers) are two opponents who contend concerning their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads [103, Medina ]
22:20 Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted; [103, Medina ]
22:21 And for them are hooked rods of iron. [103, Medina ]
22:22 Whenever, in their anguish, they would go forth from thence they are driven back therein and (it is said unto them): Taste the doom of burning. [103, Medina ]


Do not dispute with the Jews and the Christians.

29:46 And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in (a way) that is better, save with such of them as do wrong; and say: We believe in that which hath been revealed unto us and revealed unto you; our Allah and your Allah is One, and unto Him we surrender. [85, Mecca ]


The Jews and the Christians are in perpetual hostility to the Muslims

2:137 And if they believe in the like of that which ye believe, then are they rightly guided. But if they turn away, then are they in schism, and Allah will suffice thee (for defence) against them. He is the Hearer, the Knower. [103, Medina ]


Deal kindly with those unbelievers who do not torment the Muslims.

60:8 Allah forbiddeth you not those who warred not against you on account of religion and drove you not out from your homes, that ye should show them kindness and deal justly with them. Lo! Allah loveth the just dealers. [91, Medina ]


Fight the unbelievers vigorously without any exception.

25:52 So obey not the disbelievers, but strive against them herewith with a great endeavour. [42, Mecca ]


Be courteous when you speak with the infidels.

17:53 Tell My bondmen to speak that which is kindlier. Lo! the devil soweth discord among them. Lo! the devil is for man an open foe. [50, Mecca ]


Be stern with the infidels.

66:9 O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end. [107, Medina ]


Tolerate the unbelievers and be at peace with them.

43:89 Then bear with them (O Muhammad) and say: Peace. But they will come to know. [63, Mecca ]


Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.
47:4 Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain. [95, Medina]


Do not force the unbelievers to accept Islam-just warn them.

50:45 We are Best Aware of what they say, and thou (O Muhammad) art in no wise a compeller over them. But warn by the Qur'an him who feareth My threat. [34, Mecca ]


The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them

8:65 O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence. [88, Medina ]


Be friendly with the infidels to remove evil from their hearts.

41:34 The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo! he, between whom and thee there was enmity (will become) as though he was a bosom friend. [62, Mecca ]


Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.

3:28 Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, taking (as it were) security. Allah biddeth you beware (only) of Himself. Unto Allah is the journeying. [89, Medina]


The unbeliever's scriptures are similar to the Qur'an.

46:10 Bethink you: If it is from Allah and ye disbelieve therein, and a witness of the Children of Israel hath already testified to the like thereof and hath believed, and ye are too proud (what plight is yours)? Lo! Allah guideth not wrong-doing folk. [66, Mecca ]


Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur'an.  

8:12 When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger. [88, Medina ]


Muslims should forgive the infidels for their unbelief.

45:14 Tell those who believe to forgive those who hope not for the days of Allah; in order that He may requite folk what they used to earn. [65, Mecca ]


Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorise the infidels.

8:60 Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged. [88, Medina ]


Conclusion: The Qur'an certainly proclaims that when the time is appropriate, Muslims must use force to convert the unbelievers to Islam. For the non-Muslims, the alternative to this is to pay the humiliating protection money (Jizya tax) or be killed (by beheading, of course). A militarily dominant Islam, without doubt, precludes the peaceful co-existence with the unbelievers if the Muslims have to abide strictly by the unalterable stipulations of the Qur'an.  

It is simply a matter of time when the truth contained in the Qur'an regarding the fate of infidels in an Islamic society will be widely known, thanks to the power of infidel's Internet. This will be the time when these 'Islamic infidels' will lose patience with an unbearable, uncivilised Islam. They will surely take appropriate (military, if necessary) steps to save themselves from their possible annihilation in the hand of 'real Islam'. To live in a civilised society and for a peaceful co-existence with the vast number of non-Muslims around the world the Muslims must renounce the barbaric provisions in the Qur'an. Since the Qur'an cannot be changed, this means the Muslims must limit their faith to rituals only; that is, they must remain 'in name-only Muslims'-not 'real Muslims'. 'Real Muslims' are real mortal threat to the Islamic infidels. Period.

Abul Kasem is an Bengali ex-Muslim and academic. He has contributed in Leaving Islam - Apostates Speak Out and Beyond Jihad - Critical Voices from Inside and Why We Left Islam.. He has also written extensively on Islam in various websites and is the author of five e-Books: A Complete Guide to Allah, Root of Terrorism ala Islamic Style, Sex and Sexuality in Islam, Who Authored the Quran? and Women in Islam. Mr. Kasem leaves in Sydney, Australia. He can be contacted at

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