In this last segment of Allah, We, Our and Us, three controversial findings are presented that are rarely discussed due to political correctness and the fear of reprisal from those who are not willing to engage in one of the most important freedoms we have – free speech. Without the freedom to discuss openly political or religious subjects, we eliminate the possibility of resolving differences and finding optimum solutions. Silence and passiveness will not allow discussions whereby people can learn to understand their differences and come to realize there are better paths to living peaceful and fruitful lives.
In Part 2 of this article, two controversial findings were stated: one, that the Qur’an is the source of discontent in countries around the world and two, Allah is referred to in plural terms because He is presented by a party of religious men. The third finding is that the Qur’an is used by a party of men that forcefully spread the religion of Islam and subjugate people around the world to become part of the Islamic community referred to as the ummah, a totality of people who are Muslims and constitute the Islamic world (Seyyed Hossein Nasr, ISLAM, Religion, History and Civilization, page 15).
The Qur’an explicitly identifies a party of men sanctioned to invite goodness, enjoin equity, and forbid evil (Qur’an 3:105). This party of men, referred herein as the We Party, surfaces throughout the Qur’an not as Allah, the all forgiving and merciful God, but as fanatical aggressors who are responsible for the destruction of many towns and killing of innocent people in the name of Allah. One such sura demonstrates the planned strategy of militants killing people while they are asleep at night or in the afternoon while at play.
Qur’an 7:97-100. Weafflicted them suddenly with chastisement, while they perceived not the cause thereof. If the people of those towns had believed and been righteous, We would surely have bestowed blessings upon them from heaven and earth, but they rejected the Prophets, so We seized them because of that which they did. Do the people of these towns now feel secure against the coming of Our punishment upon them by night while they are asleep? Or, do they feel secure against the coming of Our punishment upon them in the forenoon while they are at play? Do they feel secure against the design of Allah? None feels secure against the design of Allah, except those that are losers.
The ruthlessness of fanatical Islamic terrorists continues in many countries today. It is the Qur’an itself that is used as a medium of indoctrination to motivate Muslims to kill in the name of Allah. Below, this conclusion is clearly found to be true as the Qur’an reveals it is a religious leader of high rank that tells his army of men to draw on the wrath of Allah to kill disbelievers or hell shall be their abode.
Qur’an 8:16-19. O ye who believe, when you encounter an hostile force of the disbelievers, turn not your backs on them. Whoso turns his back on them on such an occasion, unless maneuvering for battle or turning to join another company, shall draw upon himself the wrath of Allah and hell shall be his abode. An evil resort it is.
Thus on the day of Badr it was not you who slew them, but it was Allah who killed them; and it was not thou who didst throw gravel at their faces, but it was Allah Who threw it, that He might confer a great favour upon the believers. Surely, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. That is so; and Allah will surely undermine the design of the disbelievers.
It becomes convincingly clear that the above sura was written by a commander as one reads of the strategy not to turn and run when encountering a hostile force unless it is necessary to maneuver for battle by turning and joining another company. But notice in the second paragraph that the commander uses his leadership to strengthen the resolve of his troops by stating “it was not you who slew them, but it was Allah who killed them.” Clearly, these are not the words of Allah but a commander or a powerful religious leader.
The commander’s technique of using Allah as sanctioning atrocities has been a successful form of brainwashing to convince his fighters that the killings were not through their own volition but by Allah who supports and directs their cause. This mind trick is another way of convincing people that they are not responsible for their misdeeds but some outside force, which they attribute to God. But this thinking reminds us of the infantile answer made popular by one of our greatest comedians, Flip Wilson, with, “The devil made me do that.”
To rationalize the killing of innocent people, the religious leader of the We Party tells his fighters that “it was not thou who didst throw gravel at their faces, but it was Allah Who threw it,” and, “that He might confer a great favor on the believers.” This mind trick by religious leaders allows them to make their followers obey their will by placing the act of murder on Allah. But think about it, would God kill His own creations for not worshipping Him? Is the all-forgiving and merciful God unpredictable by rescinding His command “Thou shalt not kill (Exodus 20:13)?”
It becomes apparent that a party of religious leaders is actively using the Qur’an to force the belief in Allah on Arabs and non-Arabs for the unification of Muslims into an ummah world community and create an Islamic Theocratic Empire.
Are imams, caliphs and mullahs around the world actively raising their voices to prohibit fanatic parties of men from shedding the blood of disbelievers? Or are they mesmerized and entrenched in the dogma of the Qur’an whereby they are incapable of love, compassion, and accept those who follow another faith?
We must all pause and acknowledge that God has introduced Himself to people of many cultures and nations. His only desire is that human beings love one another—this was His last command. In all its simplicity, it is the Word of God.
It is clear that although Judaic and Christian leaders of today recognize the folly of not implementing God’s last command given by Jesus in the Gospel of John, they have stopped killing and terrorizing nonbelievers in the name of God. Will Islamic religious leaders loudly proclaim today and tomorrow that there will be a halt to violence and terror and strongly impose the Word of God? It is hoped that tolerance, compassion, understanding, truthfulness, and love for our brothers and sisters will be acknowledged by Islamic religious leaders.
For Islamic leaders to continue on their present path of destruction by indoctrinating naïve, unsuspecting, and loving Muslims to kill in the name of God will only lead to more disorder, terror, killing of human lives, and possibly a long term pollution of our earth caused by a war that unleashes nuclear bombs. Intelligent, compassionate, and perceptive Islamic religious leaders are key to stop the insanity of terror and murder. Can they reach out to the religious leaders of the Judaic and Christian religions and together unify their beliefs and teach the Word of God?
Such a challenge takes courage, intellect, and loving hearts of Judaic, Christian, and Islamic religious leaders. The question remains, are there religious leaders, representatives of God that will loudly proclaim they insist on unifying their belief in God and teach His greatest command, love one another, our brothers and sisters around the world?
This author would like your comments be they pro or con. Your thoughts may lead to recommendations that may make our world a happier and safer place. For your consideration, some questions you may wish to comment on are:
Do you agree that the Qur’an is the source of discontent in many countries around the world?
Is it true that Allah is referred to in plural terms because He is represented by a party of religious men?
Are Islamic religious leaders actively using the Qur’an to force the belief in Allah to subjugate all people and create an Islamic Theocratic Empire?
Are imams, caliphs and mullahs around the world actively raising their voices to prohibit fanatic parties of men from shedding the blood of disbelievers?
Will Islamic religious leaders loudly proclaim today and tomorrow that there will be a halt to violence and terror and strongly impose the Word of God?
Do you believe that the Word of God is love one another or is it the entire Bible or Qur’an?
Can religious leaders of the Judaic, Christian, and Islamic religions unify their beliefs and teach the Word of God?
Lastly, because religious leaders are committed to their religious dogma, will people of the different faiths need to force their religious leaders to revise their scripture to teach a unified belief in the one-universal God?
This author believes it will be necessary for people around the world to insist upon religious unity and teach the Word of God in order to save this earth from destruction and progress to the next phase of their spiritual development.
Nicholas P. Ginex, January 31, 2014