Thanks to today’s guest scriptwriter, Nancy Graham Holm.
For Allah so loved the world that He sent… an axe-wielding maniac.
It’s a sad commentary on the state of the world when drawing a cartoon is an act of courage. A reminder that theocratic thinking is not a thing of the past.
never understood that religious mindset. I will make you believe – with an axe. Goes with “I’ll stop you killing by killing you.”
The axe works wonders in the world; you should see what they do to apostates!
[...] Jesus & Mo pretty much says it all… [...]
is the axe a modern update on convert by the word or the sword?
watch your back author!
Let me see..guy writes a cartoon about mohammed so some muslim nutjob tries to kill him…hmmm…isn’t jesus and mo a cartoon about mohammed? Yoiks!
Nice work. Captures the absurdity of this perfectly.
Cartoon lampoonery is part of a long tradition of dissent and criticism…death has often been a risk. Still, it’s pathetic that such things still go on today. I’d be delighted if their ’72 virgins’ turned out to be bearded men…preferably straight! How many women’s idea of heaven is finding they are stuck with a suicidal maniac for eternity? The concept is lame on so many levels…
Does anyone know if there is anything in “official” muslim documents that commands acts of violence against someone who offends the delicate sensibilities of Mo’ the Pro’?
In Denmark mocking religion used to be second nature. Jesus and The Bible has been mocked on a regular basis for decades, and somebody even made a porno movie about the second coming of Christ. And the worst that has happened is that somebody made a fool of himself by complaining, and thus the complainee was ridiculed for a while.
Hilarious! And so right on.
It would be appropriate for the perpetrator to be found criminally insane. Only an insane person, or Nancy Graham Holm. could believe that drawing a cartoon and attacking with an axe are morally equivalent.
Russell Blackford has a nice take-down of Holm’s article here:
Hmmm, I wonder if Kurt Westergaard will see this strip? He may be on the internet a lot these days. Anyway, he has my full support.
Author, you’ve had enough threats, so obviously a few more cartoons aren’t going to make much difference. But what about those terrible people waiting for volume 5? I’m not threatening, but it’s well overdue!
Has the other Mo, i.e. Moses, seen The Book of Genesis illustrated by R. Crumb? If so, what did he make of it? And has Nancy Graham Holm seen it? Why have Jewish fanatics not stormed US embassies everywhere? Why has President Obama not apologized to the Israelites?
Luckily Mo is only a body double. Muslims have therefore no reason to want the author killed.
i think jesus character changed a bit … he somehow shows a bit of … care?
Love the headline on the paper! So true.
Wasn’t that article just staggering? I spotted it only a couple of hours after it was posted and rushed to say what shit I thought it was, but there was already an avalanche of comments saying what shit it was.
Jesus is channeling you in this one, isn’t he author dear. The guy drew a cartoon, and nearly got murdered, with a fucking axe. Quite.
Hmmm… do those wielding axes and approaching cartoonists, admit the existence of body doubles? I do hope so. Ah, maybe we should start a ‘movement’ to change their beliefs.
I think all this business in Denmark is caused by global warming.
Or global warming is causing religious fundamentalism.
“I think all this business in Denmark is caused by global warming.
Or global warming is causing religious fundamentalism.”
But… but… it’s cold in some places in the middle of winter. Obviously, Global warming is false!!111
and don’t forget the pirates.
No wait, that’s another website.
The man with the axe is probably following up on Jesus’ advice to men, to be sure of heaven, to cut off their own testicles. Jesus keeps waiting for people to follow his suggestion.
If they ever make a movie out of this the tagline should be:
‘The religion of peace… now chopping you to pieces!’
“Only an insane person, or Nancy Graham Holm. could believe that drawing a cartoon and attacking with an axe are morally equivalent.”
Ah, but she doesn’t think they’re morally equivalent! The cartoon in her eyes required a prime ministerial apology, and was indicative of the Danes’ “deeply rooted prejudice, not against Muslims, but against religion per se”, for which the islamic reaction was to be expected. All these Muslims were guilty of, was being in “love with their faith.”
Clearly, the cartoon was a much more grievous offense than an ax-wielding assassination attempt. If the attempt had succeeded, then we can begin to entertain thoughts of equivalence…maybe.
The muslims are angry of Danish muhammed cartoon’s, but i never heard that muslims are angry abaout Jesus and muhammed cartoon.
I dont get it. ???????
I have all the danish muhammed cartoon’s on my facebook page, i’m still alive and kicking
During her last visit, my mother-in-law asked what churches were in our area. I made the off-hand comment that I didn’t know what the prevailing superstition was in this area. If she had had an axe in her hand at the time, I wouldn’t be alive today to write this.
There was a porn film made in Denmark called “The Second Coming Of Christ”?
Res ipsit loquitor y’all!
If people want Hitchens’ reasonable, measured and tolerant appraisal of Holm (tee hee!) Its here http://www.michaeltotten.com/2010/01/an-interview-with-christopher-hitchens-part-i.php
As always- he is great value for money.
I like Postman’s beginning, i.e., John 3:16. Compare that with the Book of Joshua’s ethnic cleansing by 40 thousand axe wielding maniacs, aided by a psychotic, blood-lusting god!
There was a time, not so long ago, when it was very difficult for any Muslim to reach Denmark.
I would NOT want to see a conviction with any mention of insanity. Although it would amuse me to see a court essentially equate religious belief with insanity, I think a conviction for criminal insanity would set a dangerous legal precedent, amounting, almost, to â€˜special privilege to commit crime due to religious beliefâ€™. I could see it opening a defense of insanity for any crime even remotely religiously motivated. Iâ€™d be happy to see a conviction carrying an extra penalty along the lines of those applied to â€˜hate crimesâ€™ as applied in some countries.
Can’t wait until the Southern Baptists or some Evangelical group starts burning witches again. Dark Ages here we come!
Just read the Guardian comment piece the link goes to, I’m totally astounded that anyone can be so completely wrong headed!
The mad bit is that the Guardian is usually my paper of choice.
I think I’ll stick to reading Viz which I know both I and the author enjoy.
It’s high time Jesus and Mo stopped living in sin.
They need to wise up and get legal before God strikes them down or makes one of them pregnant.
I agree with you, Doug. Incorporating religious belief into the insanity defence would indeed leave doors wide open.
Over the longer term, though, one of those doors could well be the popular belief that religion is insane and warrants no more respect as a belief system than my belief that my local football team is better than yours.
If there were a number of incidents that fell under that ruling, we might even find religion being made illegal, due to the tendency to promote lunatic behaviour.
All hypothetical of course.
The point Nancy Graham Holmes is trying to make is that making fun of extremism exacerbates instead of cures the problem. It’s a bit like confronting an axe-wielding psychopath in broad daylight and parodying him, to try to show him how foolish he is; and expecting this to somehow make the lights go on in his dim brain and to relent – ‘hahaha, of course, i see exactly what you mean, what a silly psychopathic wanker I’ve been all along. C’mon mate let’s hit the cock-and-bull and chat up the barmaid together’.
@Doug- On the upside though, such a ruling would make it mandatory that you be sectioned without consent until cured- ie until atheist.
Your best yet! Sums it up perfectly!
Devil’s Advocate: Your analogy is invalid. Religion is the mechanism for getting an ordinary man to axe wielding nutter. It requires no clinical insanity. You ridicule the religion and show it to be foolish, and maybe a) People won’t get sucked in to it so easily and therefore avoid the path to extremism and b) the apologists won’t get away with claiming the religion is harmless really. The cartoons are not aimed at extremists and no one would imagine an extremist would be swayed by them for the better. They still have their value and function elsewhere. For the axe wielding nutter Allah has blessed us with the Tazer. Or the MP5..
@Didac “…. it was very difficult for any Muslim to reach Denmark.”
Hmm, camel through the eye of a needle kind of difficult?
well, if the courts determine that a person who’s committed a crime because of their religious beleifs is insane,
then I don’t see what difference there is if you remove the crime from the equation.
Jeg synes at alle mennesker er ok – om de bÃ¦rer Ã¸kse eller ej. Det er vigtigt, at vi lader vÃ¦re med at provokere hinanden. Det er ikke sjovt.
I was only suggesting insanity in the case of this perpetrator, but hadn’t thought of the possible legal problems. It would be amusing though. It’s not the belief that’s the problem, rather it’s the action resulting.
Surely there are serial killers behind bars who claim to have been doing God’s work. (Incidentally the boss of Goldman Sachs believes he is doing God’s work too…. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6907681.ece )
Following on from “Thank you for not provoking my uncontrollable lust”, I live in hope of seeing Moses in a cartoon based upon this image – http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47013000/jpg/_47013049_ms_sign.jpg – from this story – http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8435275.stm – which has been popular on the BBC News site today.
Just shows how wrong you are Kuffars. Islam did not spread by the sword. But by the axe. HA!
I think it’s more a legal consequence – in Canada, there was an incident where a man got on a greyhound bus and killed another passenger – cut off his head and ate some bits – while the driver and other passengers fled.
Gross story short – the murderer insisted that God told him to kill the other passenger or die himself – he had a history of mental problems – so he’s in a hospital and not prison.
Astonishingly, the hospital encouraged him to read the buybull as part of his treatment -
What’s with the new middle-eastern look of J&M? They look terrible
Muhammadanism is not a religion — it’s a totalitarian socio-political system, with a genocidal program [slay the kaffir who refuses to â€œrevertâ€ or otherwise pay jizya in disgrace, get 72 houris in Jannat along with 28 little boys to fondle and 80,000 slaves â€“ how alluring!], bent on global hegemony…
It ain’t called Deen es-Saif [Religion of the Sword], the muâ€™minin [true believers] addressed as Saif Allah [the Sword of Allah] for nothing, folks…
As for killing kuffar who openly blaspheme Rasul Allah…
“For he who insults you (Muhammad) will be cut off.”–Qur’an 108:3
“Allah’s Messenger said, ‘Who is ready to kill Ashraf? He has said injurious things about Allah and His Apostle.’ Maslama got up saying, ‘Would you like me to kill him?’ The Prophet proclaimed, ‘Yes.’ Maslama said, ‘Then allow me to lie so that I will be able to deceive him.’ Muhammad said, ‘You may do so.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 270
“Ka’b's body was left prostrate. After his fall, all of the Nadir Jews were brought low. Sword in hand we cut him down. By Muhammad’s order we were sent secretly by night. Brother killing brother. We lured him to his death with guile. Traveling by night, bold as lions, we went into his home. We made him taste death with our deadly swords. We sought victory for the religion of the Prophet.”– Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq [c. 750 CE, later redacted by ibn Hisham], page 368
“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.’”â€”â€œSirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq page 368, Chapter 7 Page 97 of â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ by al-Tabari [a canonical history of early Muhammadan Islam, along with ibn Ishaqâ€™s Sira absolutely necessary for putting the Qurâ€™an into context and knowing exactly which ayatun are abrogated and which are notâ€¦also necessary for â€œfollowing Moâ€™s near-perfect moral exampleâ€ alongside the Sahih Ahadith]
“The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, ‘Kill any Jew who falls under your power.’”–â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ Chapter 7 Page 97
“Just issue orders to kill every Jew in the country.”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 1 Book 1 Number 6
“Thereupon Mas’ud leapt upon Sunayna, one of the Jewish merchants with whom his family had social and commercial relations and killed him. The Muslim’s brother complained, saying, ‘Why did you kill him? You have much fat in you belly from his charity.’ Mas’ud answered, ‘By Allah, had Muhammad ordered me to murder you, my brother, I would have cut off your head.’ Wherein the brother said, ‘Any religion that can bring you to this is indeed wonderful!’ And he accepted Islam.”â€”â€œ Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq page369
“[The poetess Asma bint Marwan said] ‘You obey a stranger [Muhammad] who encourages you to murder for booty. You are greedy men. Is there no honor among you?’ Upon hearing those lines Muhammad said, ‘Will no one rid me of this woman?’ Umayr, a zealous Muslim, decided to execute the Prophet’s wishes. That very night he crept into the writer’s home while she lay sleeping surrounded by her young children. There was one at her breast. Umayr removed the suckling babe and then plunged his sword into the poet. The next morning in the mosque, Muhammad, who was aware of the assassination, said, ‘You have helped Allah and His Apostle.’ Umayr said. ‘She had five sons; should I feel guilty?’ ‘No,’ the Prophet answered. ‘Killing her was as meaningless as two goats butting heads.’”–”Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq page 676
“We smote them and they scattered. The impious met death. They became fuel for Hell. All who aren’t Muslims must go there. It will consume them while the Stoker [Allah] increases the heat. They had called Allah’s Apostle a liar. They claimed, ‘You are nothing but a sorcerer.’ So Allah destroyed them.”–”Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq page 344
“Among those who Muhammad ordered killed was Abdallah bin Khatal. The Messenger ordered him to be slain because while he was a Muslim, Muhammad had sent him to collect the zakat tax with an Ansar and a slave of his…His girls used to sing a satire about Muhammad so the Prophet ordered that they should be killed along with Abdullah. He was killed by Sa’id and Abu Barzah. The two shared in his blood. One of the singing girls was killed quickly but the other fled. So Umar caused his horse to trample the one who fled, killing her.”â€”â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ Chapter 8 Page 179, “Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq page 550
“Also among those eliminated were Ikrimah bin Abu Jahl and Sarah, a slave of one of Abd Muttalib’s sons. She taunted Muhammad while he was in Mecca.”â€” â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ by al-Tabari Chapter 8 Page 180
“In this year, the killing of Abu Rafi the Jew took place. The Messenger sent some Ansar under the command of Abd Allah and Abd Allah against the Jew. Abu Rafi used to injure and wrong the Prophet…. Abd Allah said to the others, ‘Stay where you are, and I will go and ingratiate myself with the doorkeeper to gain entrance.’ Every time I opened a door, I shut it behind me from the inside, saying to myself, ‘If they become aware, they will not have time to stop me from killing him.’ When I reached Rafi, he was in a dark room with his family. As I did not know where he was in the room, I said, ‘O Abu Rafi.’ When he replied, I proceeded toward the voice and gave him a blow with my sword. He shouted and I came back, pretending to be a helper. I said, ‘O Abu,’ changing the tone of my voice. He asked me, ‘I don’t know who came to strike me with his sword.’ Then I drove my sword into his belly and pushed it forcibly till it touched the bone. I hit him again and covered him with wounds, but I could not kill him, so I thrust the point of my sword into his stomach until it came out through his back. At that, I knew that I had killed him [in front of his wife and children]. I came out, filled with puzzlement, and went towards a ladder in order to get down but I fell into a moonlit night and sprained my foot. I bound it with my turban and moved on. I came to my companions and said, ‘By Allah, I will not leave till I hear the wailing of their women.’ So, I did not move till I heard them crying for the Jewish merchant. I said, ‘Deliverance! Allah has killed Abu Rafi.’ I got up, feeling no ailment, and proceeded till we came upon the Prophet and informed him.”– â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ Chapter 7 Pages 99-100
“Another victim was Huwayrith. He used to insult Muhammad in Mecca. Huwayrith was put to death by Ali [bin Abi Talib, the last of the Rashidun Caliphs].”–”Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq page 551
“When a blind Jew became aware of the presence of the Messenger and the Muslims he rose and threw dust in their faces, saying, ‘Even if you are a prophet, I will not allow you into my garden!’ I was told that he took a handful of dirt and said, ‘If only I knew that I would not hit anyone else, Muhammad, I would throw it in your face.’ Sa’d rushed in and hit him on the head with his bow and split the Jew’s head open.”â€”â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ Chapter 7 Page 112, “Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq Page 372
“I went into a cave with my bow and arrows. While I was in it, a one-eyed man from the Banu Bakr came in driving some sheep. He said, ‘Who’s there?’ I said [lied], ‘I’m a Banu Bakr.’ ‘So am I.’ Then he laid down next to me, and raised his voice in song: ‘I will not believe in the faith of the Muslims.’ I said, ‘You will soon see!’ Before long the Bedouin went to sleep and started snoring. So I killed him in the most dreadful way that anybody has ever killed. I leant over him, struck the end of my bow into his good eye, and thrust it down until it came out the back of his neck. After that I rushed out like a wild beast and took flight.”â€”â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ Chapter 7 Page 149
“One of the favors which Allah conferred upon his Prophet was that these two tribes of the Ansar, the Aws and the Khazraj, used to vie with one another like stallions to carry out the will of Muhammad. The Aws did not do anything which benefited him without the Khazraj saying, ‘By Allah they will not gain superiority over us in Islam in the eyes of the Messenger by doing this.’ And they would not cease until they had done something similar. Thus when the Aws killed Ka’b Ashraf on account of his hostility to Muhammad, the Khazraj conferred to find a man comparable to Ka’b in hostility and called to mind Sallam Huqayq in Khaybar. They asked the Prophet for permission to kill him, and it was granted.”â€”â€œ Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq Page 482
“Sallam’s wife came out and we told her that we were Arabs in search of supplies. When we entered, we bolted the door on her so she gave a shout to warn him of our presence. We rushed upon him with our swords as he lay in his bed. He took his pillow and tried to fend us off. Abd Allah thrust his sword into his stomach and transfixed him while he was shouting, ‘Enough! Enough!’ At once we went out but Abd Allah had bad eyesight, and he fell off the stairway, bruising his leg or arm. ‘How shall we know that the enemy of Allah is dead?’ one of us asked. ‘I will go and look,’ one replied. He set off and mingled with the people. He said, ‘I found him with the men of the Jews, and with his wife, who had a lamp in her hand, peering into his face. She said, ‘By the God of the Jews, he is dead.’ I never heard any more pleasing words than these. We went to the Messenger of Allah and told him that we had killed the enemy of Allah. We disagreed in his presence about the killing of Sallam, each of us claiming to have done it. The Prophet said, ‘Bring me your swords.’ We did and he looked at them. He said, ‘This sword of Abd Allah killed him. I can see the marks left by bones on it.’”â€”â€œSirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq Page 483, â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ Chapter 7 Page 101
“Allah, what a fine band you have, one willing to kill Sallam and Ashraf! We went with sharp swords, like fighting lions. We came upon their homes and made them drink death with our swift-slaying swords. Looking for the victory of our Prophet’s religion, we ignored every risk.”â€”â€œ Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq Page 483
“When the Apostle returned to Medina after his raid on Ta’if, word spread that he had killed some of the men who had satirized and insulted him. The poets who were left spread in all directions.”â€”â€œ Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq Page 597
“Arabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. We were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet. We are Allah’s helpers and the viziers of His Messenger. We fight people until they believe in Allah. He who believes in Allah and His Messenger has protected his life and possessions from us. As for one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in Allah’s Cause. Killing him is a small matter to us.” –â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ Chapter 7 Page 69
“Do the bastards think that we are not their equal in fighting? We are men who believe there is no shame in killing. We don’t turn from piercing lances. We smite the heads of the haughty with blows that quash the zeal of the unyielding [non-Muslims]. We’re heroes, protecting our war banner. We are a noble force, as fierce as wolves. We preserve our honor and protect our property by smashing heads.”â€”â€œSirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq Page 489
Mo’s Murderous Imperialist Megalomania has no end…
“You have indeed a noble paradigm [archetype, exemplar, standard, model, or pattern] to follow in Allah’s Apostle.”–Qur’an 33:21
“The Prophet said, ‘I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me. 1. Allah made me victorious by awe by His terrorizing my enemies. 2. The earth has been made for me. 3. Booty has been made lawful for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else before me. 4. I have been given the right of intercession. 5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 1 Book 7 Number 1331
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror. While I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.’ Allah’s Apostle has left the world and now we are bringing out those treasures.”–Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 220
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘A time will come when a group of Muslims will wage a Holy War and it will be said, “Is there anyone who has accompanied Allah’s Apostle?” They will say, “Yes.” And so victory will be bestowed on them.’”–Sahih Bukhari Volume 5 Book 57 Number 1
“Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall fight as long as we live. We will fight until you turn to Islam, humbly seeking refuge. We will fight not caring whom we meet. We will fight whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains. We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will fight until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace.”â€”â€œ Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq Page 587
“They can have no Faith, until they make you (Muhammad) judge in all disputes, and find in their souls no resistance against Your decisions, accepting them with complete submission.”– Qur’an 4:65
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have five names: I am Muhammad and Ahmad, the praised one; I am al-Mahi through whom Allah will eliminate infidelity [by killing every infidel]; I am al-Hashir who will be the first to be resurrected; and I am also al-Aqib, because there will be no prophet after me.’”–Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 56 Number 732
“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (Surrender), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who are losers.”– Qur’an 3:85
“Verily Allah has cursed the Unbelievers and has prepared for them a Blazing Fire to dwell in forever. No protector will they find, nor savior. That Day their faces will be turned upside down in the Fire. They will say: ‘Woe to us! We should have obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger!’ ‘Our Lord! Give them double torment and curse them with a very great Curse!’”–Qur’an 33:64
“Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance (justice) that mankind may keep up justice. And We brought forth iron wherein is mighty power (in matters of war), as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will help Him (His religion) and His Messengers in the unseen. Verily, Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty.”–Qur’an 57:25, Translation of Muhammad Muhsin Khan
“He who disobeys the Apostle after guidance has been revealed will burn in Hell.”– Qur’an 4:114
“The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them.”– Qur’an 8:59
“Those who reject, disbelieve and deny Our signs, proofs and verses will be companions of Hell-Fire.”– Qur’an 5:10
“And Allah guides not the disbelievers. Their intention is to extinguish Allah’s Light (by blowing) with their mouths: But Allah will complete His Light, even though the Unbelievers detest (it). It is He Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth (Islam), that he may make it conquer all religion, even though the disbelievers hate (it).”– Qur’an 61:7
“So, when you meet (in fight – Jihad in Allah’s Cause) those who disbelieve, smite (their) necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam and are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire or at least come under your protection], but if it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight) in order to test some of you with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.”–Qur’an 47:4, Translation of Muhammad Muhsin Khan
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”–Qur’an 9:29
â€œIt is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that he heard the Messenger of Allah say: I have been commanded to fight against people, till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the messenger (from the Lord) and in all that I have brought. And [only] when they do it, their blood and riches are guaranteed protection on my behalf.â€â€“Sahih Muslim Book 1 Number 31
“Narrated Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet said, “My livelihood is under the shade of my spear(1), and he who disobeys my orders will be humiliated by paying Jizya.” Footnote: (1) “Under the shade of my spear” means “from war booty.””–Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, “The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih al-Bukhari Arabic-English Volume IV” Chapter 88 Page 104 [note: no longer found in online translations of Sahih Bukhari]
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Know that Paradise is under the shade of swords.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 51 Number 73
“Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “War is deceit.”"–Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 269
â€œNarrated Anas ibn Malik: Jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.â€â€“Sunan Abu Dawud Book 14 Number 2526
“Narrated Abu Huraira: The Verse:–”You (true Muslims) are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind.” means, the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam.”–Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 80
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Were it not for fear it would be difficult for my followers, I would not have remained behind any army units. But I don’t have riding camels and have no other means of conveyance. No doubt I wish I could fight in Allah’s Cause and be martyred and come to life to be martyred again.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 216
â€œIt has been reported from Sulaiman b. Buraid through his father that when the Messenger of Allah appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him. He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy warâ€¦When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of actionâ€¦Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against themâ€¦If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allahâ€™s help and fight them.â€â€“Sahih Muslim Book 19 Number 4294
“Merit Of Jihad And Campaigning In Allah’s Cause: The Apostle said: ‘Allah has undertaken to look after the affairs of one who goes out to fight in His Way believing in Him and affirming the truth of His Apostle. He is committed that He will either admit him to Paradise or bring him back to his home with a reward or his share of booty. If a person gets wounded in Allah’s Cause he will arrive on the Day of Judgment with his wound in the same condition as it was when it was first inflicted; its color will be blood but its smell will be musk perfume. If it were not too hard on Muslims I would not lag behind any raid going out to fight in the Cause of Allah. But I do not have abundant means to provide them (the Mujahideen) with riding beasts, nor have they all have the means (to provide themselves with the weapons of Jihad). I love to fight in the Way of Allah and be killed, to fight and again be killed and to fight and be killed.’”â€”Sahih Muslim Chapter 28 Book 20 Number 4626
“I saw Allah’s Messenger twisting the forelock of a horse with his fingers as he was saying: ‘A great benefit. A reward for rearing them for Jihad. The spoils of war have been tied to the forelocks of horses.’”â€”Sahih Muslim Chapter 26 Book 20 Number 4614
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘There is no migration after the Conquest of Mecca, but only Jihad. When you are called by the Muslim ruler for Jihad fighting, you should go forth immediately, responding to the call.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 311
“The Prophet said, ‘Paradise is for him who holds the reins of his horse to strive in Allah’s Cause with his hair unkempt and feet covered with dust. If he is appointed in the front line, he is perfectly satisfied with his post, and if in the rear, he accepts it.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 137
“Our Prophet told us about the message of our Lord: ‘Whoever amongst us is killed will go to Paradise.’ Umar asked the Prophet, ‘Is it true that our men who are killed will go to Paradise and the Pagan’s will go to the Hell Fire?’ The Prophet said, ‘Yes.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 51 Number 72
“I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, ‘The example of a Mujahid [Muslim fighter] in Allah’s Cause – and Allah knows best who really strives in His Cause – is like a person who fasts and prays without ever stopping. Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 46
“It is narrated on the authority of Abu Malik: I heard the Messenger of Allah say: He who professed that there is no god but Allah and made a denial of everything which the people worship beside Allah, his property and blood became inviolable.”â€”Sahih Muslim Book 1 Number 34
“And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism, i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.”–Qur’an 8:39, Translation of Muhammad Mohsin Khan
“He heard the Prophet saying, ‘Paradise is granted to the first batch of my followers who will undertake a naval expedition.’ The Prophet then said, ‘The first army amongst my followers who will invade Caesar’s City will be forgiven their sins.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 175
â€œNarrated Jubair bin Haiya: â€˜Umar sent the Muslims to the great countries to fight the pagansâ€¦[al-Mughira said to the representative of Khosrau] Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says:â€“ â€œWhoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master.â€â€“Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 53 Number 386
“Narrated Qais: Jarir said “Allah’s Apostle said to me, “Won’t you relieve me from Dhul-Khalasa?” I replied, “Yes, (I will relieve you).” So I proceeded along with one-hundred and fifty cavalry from Ahmas tribe who were skillful in riding horses. I used not to sit firm over horses, so I informed the Prophet of that, and he stroke my chest with his hand till I saw the marks of his hand over my chest and he said, O Allah! Make him firm and one who guides others and is guided (on the right path).’ Since then I have never fallen from a horse. Dhul-l–Khulasa was a house in Yemen belonging to the tribe of Khatham and Bajaila, and in it there were idols which were worshipped, and it was called Al-Ka’ba.” Jarir went there, burnt it with fire and dismantled it. When Jarir reached Yemen, there was a man who used to foretell [the future] and give good omens by casting arrows of divination. Someone said to him. “The messenger of Allah’s Apostle is present here and if he should get hold of you, he would chop off your neck.” One day while he was using them (i.e. arrows of divination), Jarir stopped there and said to him, “Break them (i.e. the arrows) and testify that None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, or else I will chop off your neck.” So the man broke those arrows and testified that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah. Then Jarir sent a man called Abu Artata from the tribe of Ahmas to the Prophet to convey the good news (of destroying Dhu-l-Khalasa). So when the messenger reached the Prophet, he said, “O Allah’s Apostle! By Him Who sent you with the Truth, I did not leave it till it was like a scabby camel.” Then the Prophet blessed the horses of Ahmas and their men five times.”–Sahih Bukhari Volume 5 Book 59 Number 643
“‘What causes you to smile, O Allah’s Apostle?’ He said, ‘Some of my followers who in a dream were presented to me as fighters in Allah’s Cause on board a ship amidst the sea caused me to smile.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 51 Number 47
“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.”– Noble Qur’an [translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan] 2:190 Footnote
â€œEmbrace Islam, and you shall be safe. I am Godâ€™s messenger to all humanity, here to alert all those alive that non-believers are condemned. If you submit to Islam, you will remain kings, but if you abstain, your rule will be removed and my horses will enter your arena to prove my prophecyâ€â€”Muhammad, in a letter to Kings Jaiffar and Abd of Oman
â€œSummon the people to God; those who respond to your call, accept it from them, but those who refuse must pay the poll tax [Jizya] out of humiliation and lowliness. If they refuse this, it is the sword without leniency. Fear God with regard to what you have been entrusted.â€â€”Umar ibn al-Khattab [2nd of the Rashidun Caliphs] to his army, during the conquest of Basra in 636 CE
â€œSubmit to Islam and be safe. Or agree to the payment of the Jizya, and you and your people will be under our protection, else you will have only yourself to blame for the consequences, for I bring the men who desire death as ardently as you desire life.â€– Khalid bin al-Walid, from a letter written to Sassanid Shahanshah Yazdgerd III
“‘I summon you to Allah, to His Messenger, and to Islam.’ Amr replied, ‘I have no use for these.’ So Ali said, ‘Then I summon you to fight.’ Amr replied, ‘Why, son of my brother? By Allah, I do not want to kill you.’ Ali shouted, ‘But I, by Allah, want to kill you.’ Amr jumped from his horse and advanced toward Ali. The two fought until Ali killed Amr. He shouted, ‘Allahu Akbar!’”â€”â€œ Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq Page 455
“Allah’s Apostle reached Khaybar at night. It was his habit that, whenever he reached an enemy at night, he would not attack them till it was morning. When morning came, the Jews came out with their spades and baskets. When they saw the Prophet, they said, ‘Muhammad! O dear God! It’s Muhammad and his army!’ The Prophet shouted, ‘Allahu-Akbar! Khaybar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a nation, evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 5 Book 59 Number 510
“The Prophet said, ‘If a Muslim discards his religion, kill him.’”â€”Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 260
“If they turn back from Islam, becoming renegades, seize them and kill them wherever you find them.”– Qur’an 4:90
“If any one resists Allah, verily Allah is severe in Punishment, stern in reprisal.”– Qur’an 59:4
“Do they not see Us advancing from all sides into the land (of the disbelievers), reducing its borders (by giving it to believers in war victories)?”– Qur’an 13:41
“Allah has promised to those among you who believe and do good work that He will make them rulers of the earth. He will establish in authority their religion – the one which He has chosen for them.”– Qur’an 24:55
“I heard the Messenger delivering a sermon from the pulpit: ‘Prepare to meet them with as much strength as you can afford. Beware, strength consists in archery. Beware, strength consists in archery. Beware, strength consists in archery.’”â€”Sahih Muslim Chapter 52 Book 20 Number 4711
“I heard the Messenger of Allah say: ‘Lands shall be thrown open to you and Allah will suffice you against your enemies, but none of you should give up playing with his arrows.’”â€”Muslim Chapter 52 Book 20 Number 4712
“Allah’s Messenger said, ‘Isa (Jesus), the son of Mariam, will shortly descend amongst you Muslims and will judge mankind by the law of the Qur’an. He will break the cross [destroy Christianity] and kill the swine [Jews] and there will be no Jizyah tax taken from non-Muslims [thus, they will have to choose between Islamization or death]…So you may recite this Holy Verse: “Isa (Jesus) was just a human being before his death. On the Day of Resurrection he (Jesus) will be a witness against the Christians.”‘”–Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 55, Number 657
“Allah’s Apostle said ‘How will you be when the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you and he will judge people by the Law of the Qur’an and not by the law of Gospel.’”–Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 55, Number 658
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘You Muslims will fight the Jews till some of them hide behind stones. The stones will betray them saying, “O Abdullah (slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.”‘”–Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 176
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”‘”–Sahih Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52 Number 177
“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.”–Sahih Muslim Book 41 Number 6985
“Narrated ‘Ali…No doubt I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “During the last days there will appear some young foolish people…their faith will not go beyond their throats (i.e. they will have no faith) and will go out from (leave) their religion as an arrow goes out of the game. So, where-ever you find them, kill them, for who-ever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection.”– Sahih Bukhari Volume 9 Book 84 Number 64
I could just go on and on…this was all just a sampleâ€¦
Christianity is a joke — Muhammadanism is seriously deranged and evil…
Well, not most of the people sadly born into the cult are like this, mind you, but does any of this need clarification…
Oh, and for the record, the non-offensive ayatun of Mecca are ABROGATED! So don’t try it, suicidal Islamophiles!
Approximately 270,000,000 kuffar killed since 622 CE at the “proselytizing swords” of mujahideen…the tears of Jihad b’il Saif…
14,664 successful ghazawat against the najis kuffar of the Dar al-Harb since 9/11/2001!
I’d like to add two more passages from sacrosanct, canonical Sunna scriptures…
“I have heard some stories about the digging of the trench in which there is an example of Allah justifying His Apostle and confirming his prophetic office. For example, Muhammad spat on a rock, sprinkled water on it, and it crumbled. Then the Apostle said, ‘I struck the first blow and what you saw flash out was that Iraq and Persia would see dog’s teeth. Gabriel informed me that my nation would be victorious over them. Then I struck my second blow, and what flashed out was for the pale men in the land of the Byzantines to be bitten by the dog’s teeth. Gabriel informed me that my nation would be victorious over them. Then I struck my third blow and Gabriel told me that my nation would be victorious over Yemen. Rejoice, victory shall come. This increased the Muslims faith and submission.”–â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ Chapter 8 Page 12
“These cities were conquered in the time of Umar, Uthman, and others, Muslims used to say, ‘Conquer for yourselves whatever seems good to you; for by Allah you have conquered no city but that Muhammad was given its keys beforehand.’”–â€œat-Tabari al-Tarikhâ€ Chapter 8 Page 13
…and two more admittedly of a controversial status…
“A group of you will conquer India, Allah will open for them [India] until they come with its kings chained – Allah having forgiven their sins – when they return back [from India], they will find son of Maryam in Syria.”–”al-Fitan”
“Two groups of my Ummah Allah has protected from the hellfire: a group that will conquer India and a group that will be with ‘Eessa son of Maryam.”–Ahmad, an-Nisa’i, and at-Tabarani
Author can we possible put a limit on the size of a post? Some of have work to do.
P Daniel just needs to link to his site after a brief introduction.
As an atheist I have enjoyed reading the bible as an insight into history and the development of ideas. What is shocking about the Koran is how crap it is. It reads like the ravings of a schizophrenic carpet salesman. Maybe it lost something in translation. I just can’t figure how anyone is dumb enough to follow it’s purported teachings let alone all the absurd, oppressive and often brutal cultural nonsense that forms its baggage train in islamic societies.
jj said: “As an atheist I have enjoyed reading the bible as an insight into history and the development of ideas. What is shocking about the Koran is how crap it is. It reads like the ravings of a schizophrenic carpet salesman. Maybe it lost something in translation. I just can?t figure how anyone is dumb enough to follow it?s purported teachings let alone all the absurd, oppressive and often brutal cultural nonsense that forms its baggage train in islamic societies.”
I concur; like it or not, the Bible is part of our civilizational heritage, and is more compatible with secularism [although issues do abound] than any canonical “sacred” texts of Muhammadanism are…even supposedly “secular” Muhammadan states like Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Albania, and Bosnia-Hercegovina are descending the abyss of Muhammadan Totalitarianism, Imperialism and Supremacism…
This is really spine-chilling…a concubine killed by her “master” for mocking Muhammad — the “Apostle” of the Arabian Moon-God praises the man for committing the murder!
“Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas: A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. When the morning came, the Prophet was informed about it.
He assembled the people and said: I adjure by Allah the man who has done this action and I adjure him by my right to him that he should stand up. Jumping over the necks of the people and trembling the man stood up.
He sat before the Prophet and said: Apostle of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her.
Thereupon the Prophet said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood.”–Sunan Abu Dawud Book 38 Number 4348
Sometimes, this crap is unbelievable…
I vote for limiting the posts. Hmm. I seem to recall I posted a comment to this toon but don’t see it. Gettin’ old, I reckon.
Oh yes, I posted a comment about the Book of Joshua’s account of ethnic cleansing via 70,000 axe wielding soldiers, as demanded by a (censored) god. My opinion must have been too honest or graphic for this blog and got censored.
Hobbes – your original comment in on the first page. Click “Previous Comments” above the commenting box.
Thanks, author. First time I’ve noticed a second page on this blog. (Duh)
“Muhammadanism is not a religion â€” itâ€™s a totalitarian socio-political system”
In other words: It is a religion.
See? Much shorter and to the point.
Me agree with dave
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