hearts, upon their hearing, and a covering over their eyes. There isa great torment for them."
It's another Islamic first: a spirit so perverse,so evil, he precludes people from knowing him. And he does it so that hecan torture them. The concept is demonic; the words are Satanic.The next thirteen verses rekindle the never-ending argument; only thistime the victims are Jews, not Arabs.
"They deceive Allah andthose who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realize(it) not! In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased theirdisease. Grievous is the painful doom they (incur) because they(lie)."
Only in Islam could man deceive God. But that's child's playcompared to a god who calls men diseased, and then, rather than curing
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them, makes them sicker. The Qur'an begins as badly as it ends.
"When it is said to them: ‘Make not mischief on theearth.' they say: ‘We are peacemakers only.'"
Propagandists andpolitical strategists know that the most effective deception is one thatprojects a doctrine's or a candidate's faults onto their rivals. That isprecisely what is being done here. The "mischief makers" are Muslims, notJews. As proof, the Jews were tending to their businesses while theMuslims were out pirating. But it is the last line that haunts us today. Inthe face of worldwide Islamic terror, Muslims say,
"We are peacemakersonly."
And we believe them. Shame on us.Still attacking Jews, the Qur'an says:
"They are mischief-mongers,but they realize not. When it is said to them: ‘Believe as the othersbelieve.' They say: ‘Shall we believe as the fools.' Nay, surely theyare the fools, but they know not. When they meet the faithful, theysay: ‘We believe.' but when they are alone with the devils, theysay: ‘We are really with you: We (were) only mocking.'"
Obviously, itdidn't take the Jews long to assess the merits of Islam. Knowing who Godis helped them recognize who He was not. And therein lies our problem.We have lost sight of Yahweh, having separated ourselves from him. Mostdon't even know his name, much less his character and plan. Not knowingYahweh makes Lucifer more deceptive.For example, this is Lucifer speaking, not God:
"Allah mocksthem, paying them back, increasing their wrong-doing so theywander blindly."
Then the Devil says:
"These are they who have bartered guidancefor error, and have gained nothing from the deal."
"These are they who purchase error at the price of guidance,so their bargain shall bring no gain."
This is Allah's first attempt atcondemning Jews for selling (not giving) their oral traditions toMuhammad. He is inferring that his bastardized accounts, the ones twistedto make his immoral behavior look divine, are true guidance while theoriginals are erroneous. Remember, people believed Hitler's lies too - liesthat were indistinguishable from Islam. Working for the same master, theywere equally seductive, racist, demonic, and destructive.
"They are like one who kindled a fire; when it burnedaround him, Allah took away their light and left them in darknessso they could not see. They are deaf, dumb, and blind, so theyreturn not. Or like a storm with darkness, thunder and lightning.They thrust their fingers in their ears for fear of death. But Allahsurrounds the disbelievers. The lightning snatches away their eyes;