"There is no cause that could ever justify this action." - Condoleezza Rice
On the evening of March 6th, 2008, Alaa Hisham Abu Dhaim entered the library of the Jerusalem yeshiva where he was employed, loaded with a vest full of ammunition for the pistols and the Kalashnikov rifle he was carrying. Abu Dhaim, whose motivations are questioned by no one, unloaded multiple clips of ammunition - wounding an estimated 9 students and killing at least 7 more. Fortunately, a part-time student of the school, an Israeli army officer, and two undercover policemen reacted quickly to the gunshots and killed the Muslim before he was able to slaughter more of the 80 or so students in the library - most of whom were between 15 and 19 years old.
Unlike similar shooting sprees in the U.S., lives were undoubtedly saved because people in the area were not only armed, but were proficient with their weapons. It appears that within maybe less than 10 minutes after the Muslim started his murderous rampage, he was shot in the head - possibly twice. This certainly prevented a tremendous tragedy if the reports that the killer was wearing an explosive vest are true.
If he had wired up himself to become a one-click jihadist, he would have of course had his genitalia bandaged to protect his most valuable assets from the explosives surrounding his body. It is certainly ludicrous to contemplate how some gauze is supposed to protect one’s manhood from enough explosives to level a building, strapped only inches away from his private parts. And of course, it may seem even more ridiculous to think about how useful a set of disembodied genitalia would be if the strips of cloth were successful. However, both concepts pale in comparison to the notion that God considers killing like this to surpass any other "good" deed - and that the reward for those who Submit to the edicts of this god is to have scantily clad young boys serving wine that empowers its maniacal drinkers with protracted erections that enable them to perpetually deflower large translucent virgins that are assigned to satiate their perversions for all eternity.
The United States of America Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, had these comments regarding the Jerusalem killings: "The United States condemns tonight's act of terror and depravity. This barbarous act has no place among civilized peoples and shocks the conscience of all peace-loving nations. There is no cause that could ever justify this action." How very very very wrong she is.
First, let’s examine the word "justify." It’s primary three meanings are "1. to show (an act, claim, statement, etc.) to be just or right. 2. to defend or uphold as warranted or well-grounded. 3. In theology; to declare innocent or guiltless; absolve; acquit. " Now, let’s see if we can find a "cause" or even a "theology" that considers this action as "just or right - warranted or well-grounded - guiltless - warranting absolution or acquittal:"
The official state party HAMAS praised the attack: "We bless the (Jerusalem) operation. It will not be the last." A new Islamic club took credit for the attack; an Israeli Arab group called "The Martyrs of Imad Mughniyeh and Gaza."
And in Gaza, thousands poured into the streets to celebrate - handing out candy to the swarms of exuberant children, and firing rifles in the air for a few hours. So there is some substantial evidence that there are at least two organizations, one of which is designated as a sovereign ruling party, and thousands of rioters, who consider this slaughter of defenseless people to be justified. Actually, more than justified - honorable, worthy of adulation, and even a cause for unbridled happiness.
One could hide their brain in the sand, and apathetically fall back on assuming that this is only a local racial issue. That is, unless they take even a small glance at the dogma that these people share with 1.5 billion others around the world who also call themselves Muslims. Islam's scriptures, which are not just a spiritual and "moral" guide, but are the foundation to the legal systems in Gaza and in all Islamic societies ("Sharia Law"), proclaim:
|Qur'an:2:216||"Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims), though you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and like a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not." [Another translation reads:] "Warfare is ordained for you."|
|Qur'an:4:95||"Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no injurious hurt, and those who strive hard, fighting Jihad in Allah's Cause with their wealth and lives. Allah has granted a rank higher to those who strive hard, fighting Jihad with their wealth and bodies to those who sit (at home). Unto each has Allah promised good, but He prefers Jihadists who strive hard and fight above those who sit home. He has distinguished his fighters with a huge reward."|
|Bukhari:V4B52N44||"A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, 'Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad in reward.' He replied, 'I do not find such a deed.'"|
|Bukhari:V1B2N25||"Allah's Apostle was asked, 'What is the best deed?' He replied, 'To believe in Allah and His Apostle Muhammad.' The questioner then asked, 'What is the next best in goodness?' He replied, 'To participate in Jihad, religious fighting in Allah's Cause.'"|
|Qur'an:33:22||"Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah and have gone out for Jihad (holy fighting). Some have completed their vow to extreme and have been martyred fighting and dying in His Cause, and some are waiting, prepared for death in battle."|
|Muslim:C28B20N4631||"I heard Muhammad say: 'I would not stay behind when a raid for Jihad was being mobilized unless it was going to be too hard on the believers. I love that I should be killed in Allah's Cause; then I should be brought back to life and be killed again.'"|
|Qur'an:9:111||"Allah has purchased the believers, their lives and their goods. For them (in return) is the Garden (of Paradise). They fight in Allah's Cause, and they slay and are slain; they kill and are killed."|
|Bukhari:V4B52N196||"Allah's Apostle said, 'I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah."'"|
|Qur'an:47:4||"So, when you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah's Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam."|
|Bukhari:V4B52N50||"The Prophet said, 'A single endeavor of fighting in Allah's Cause is better than the world and whatever is in it.'"|
|Noble Qur'an:2:190 Footnote:||"Jihad is holy fighting in Allah's Cause with full force of numbers and weaponry. It is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of its pillars. By Jihad Islam is established, Allah's Word is made superior (which means only Allah has the right to be worshiped), and Islam is propagated. By abandoning Jihad Islam is destroyed and Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honor is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim. He who tries to escape from this duty, or does not fulfill this duty, dies as a hypocrite."|
|Tabari IX:69||"Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us."|
|Tabari VIII:141||"The battle cry of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah that night was: 'Kill! Kill! Kill!'"|
|Bukhari:V5B59N512||"The Prophet had their men killed, their woman and children taken captive."|
|Ishaq:489||"Do the bastards think that we are not their equal in fighting? We are men who think that there is no shame in killing."|
|Qur'an 2:191||"And kill them wherever you find and catch them. Drive them out from where they have turned you out; for Al-Fitnah (polytheism, disbelief, oppression) is worse than slaughter."|
|"We carried Ka'b's head and brought it to Muhammad during the night. We saluted him as he stood praying and told him that we had slain Allah's enemy. When he came out to us we cast Ashraf's head before his feet. The Prophet praised Allah that the poet had been assassinated and complimented us on the good work we had done in Allah's Cause. Our attack upon Allah's enemy cast terror among the Jews, and there was no Jew in Medina who did not fear for his life.'"|
|Bukhari:V1B1N6||"Just issue orders to kill every Jew in the country."|
|Tabari VIII:181||"The Messenger ordered six men and four women to be assassinated. One of these women was Hind, who swore allegiance and became a Muslim."|
|Tabari VIII:40||"The Messenger commanded that furrows should be dug in the ground for the Qurayza. Then he sat down. Ali and Zubayr began cutting off their heads in his presence."|
|Tabari VII:97||"The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, 'Kill any Jew who falls under your power.'"|
|Muslim:C31B20N4645||"The Prophet said: 'Whoever cheerfully accepts Allah as his Lord, Islam as his Religion and Muhammad as his Apostle is necessarily entitled to enter Paradise.' Abu wondered at it and said: 'Messenger of Allah, repeat that for me.' He did that and said: 'There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth.' Abu said: 'What is that act?' He replied: 'Jihad in the Way of Allah! Jihad in Allah's Cause!'"|
|Qur'an:33:22||"The Believers said: 'This is what Allah and his Messenger promised us.' It added to their faith, obedience, and submission. Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah and have gone out for Jihad (holy fighting). Some have completed their vow to extreme (and have been martyred) fighting and dying in His Cause, and some are waiting, prepared for death in battle."|
|Bukhari:V4B53N386||"Our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: 'Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever survives shall become your master."|
|Qur'an 76:19||"And round them shall serve immortal boys of perpetual freshness, never altering in age. If you saw them, you would think they were scattered pearls."|
|Qur'an 37:40||"Fruits, Delights; they will be honored in the Gardens of Pleasure, on thrones facing one another. Round them will be passed a cup of pure white wine, delicious to the drinkers, free from ghoul (hurt), nor shall you be made mad or exhausted thereby. And with them will be Qasirat-at-Tarf (virgin females), restraining their glances (desiring none but you), with big, beautiful eyes. As if they were (sheltered) eggs, preserved."|
And this is only a very small sampling of what dominates Islam’s scriptures. An extended list of verses is highlighted in the Islamic Quotes section of the Prophet of Doom site, and are of course laid out in depth throughout the book. But the thousands of additional quotes we provide only represent a portion of the dominant theme of killing and the rewards Allah will bestow upon those who murder for Islam, found throughout its scriptures.
One might think that many people don’t study their own scriptures, let alone someone else’s, and so Condy shouldn’t be too harshly criticized for making such a blatantly errant and misleading statement. However, as the Secretary of State for the United States, this statement and corresponding diplomatic efforts are criminal. Whether she proclaims these falsehoods out of ignorance or she is a willing participant in a campaign of deceit - she is equally guilty of working in direct opposition to the safety and interests of the citizens of her country and of billions of other people around the world. And when one considers this along with her jihad to establish a "Palestinian state," it is apparent that she and the United States are leading a crusade whose motivations need to be examined.
But Condoleezza Rice is not the only statesman (or statesperson) guilty of excusing Islam at a tremendous cost to those who depend upon them. Her boss declared a war against a tactic - "terrorism," rather than condemn the source of the terror. He has steadfastly defended Islam, holding the politically correct and entirely baseless claim that Islam is a beautiful religion that has been hijacked by radicals. He even went so far as to quote from the Qur’an in a speech to the nation in an attempt to extol the virtues of how peaceful Islam is.
Like all Muslims, Bush decided to piece together parts of the Qur’an’s 5th surah: "If anyone killed a man person, it would be as if he killed all of mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved all mankind." And sadly, the only ones who knew how fraudulent this statement was were the good Muslims in the audience. For, the 32nd verse of the 5th surah actually begins by stating that this message is for Jews - not an edict for all Muslims. Additionally, he, as do all Islamic apologists, conveniently leave out that the killing part is ok if the person killed is a "mischief maker" or it is done in "retaliation." Here is the verse in its entirety: Qur'an 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!."
What's gruesomely ironic about Qur'an 5:32, is that it was actually plagiarized about 1,400 years ago from the Talmud - a book Rabbis started writing about 400 years before Muhammad bought religious stories from a future generation of Rabbis. And today, this most recent generation of Rabbis were viciously attacked by the clients of their forefathers.
Here is a snippet from the Talmud, Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5 "We find it said in the case of Cain who murdered his brother, 'the voice of thy brother's blood crieth out' [Genesis 4:10], and he says, 'it does not sayeth he hath blood in the singular, but bloods in the plural.' Thou was created single in order to show that to him who kills a single individual, it should be reckoned that he has slain the whole race. But to him who has preserved the life of a single individual, it is counted that he has preserved the whole race." As you can see, the only differences between the Qur'an and the Talmud, are that the Talmud provides context and reason to this statement, and Islam adds conditions and qualifiers keeping open the option for Allah's followers to torture and/or slaughter anyone who so much as "causes mischief." But the basic theme of saving a person is like saving all of mankind and killing a person is like killing all of mankind is a blatant ripoff. Islam even confesses to this throughout it's scriptures as it talks about Muhammad purchasing stories from Rabbis. Interestingly, especially with consideration to the events of March 6, the visceral hatred for Jews only began when the Rabbis stopped selling Muhammad their stories.
However, what is most amazing about flaunting Qur'an 5:32 as proof to Islam's virtuous nature, is that immediately following this epitome of peace comes Qur'an 5:33 "The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter." Only Islam itself can lay claim to having scripture more warped than this. Sadly, Qur'an 5:33 doesn't even break into the top 100 most-sadistic and immoral verses in the Qur'an.
So, as astonishingly morbid and hypocritical these two verses are, consider that this is the most-often quoted part of Islam’s scripture when one is trying to expound upon its peaceful and loving nature. Another way of framing this - this is the most peaceful and loving Islam gets. And actions like we witnessed in Jerusalem on March 6th, 2008 are justified and even ordained by Islam's most peaceful and beautiful passage.