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The Root of Terrorism a La Islamic Style - By Abul Kasem

The Root of Terrorism a La Islamic Style - By Abul Kasem

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Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

The Root of Terrorism a la Islamic style Chapter 1
by Abul Kasem 20 Nov, 2005

Introduction
The world is fast becoming accustomed to the term 'Islamic Terror.' It is a new genre of global terrorism. Thanks to the Jihadists, Suicide Bombers, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaishe Muhammad, Islamists, Mullahs, Maulanas, Pirs, Hijabi WomenIslam today, dominates virtually every News Media of every continent. Sooner or later, the term 'Islamic Terror'
Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

The Root of Terrorism a la Islamic style Chapter 1
by Abul Kasem 20 Nov, 2005

Introduction
The world is fast becoming accustomed to the term 'Islamic Terror.' It is a new genre of global terrorism. Thanks to the Jihadists, Suicide Bombers, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaishe Muhammad, Islamists, Mullahs, Maulanas, Pirs, Hijabi WomenIslam today, dominates virtually every News Media of every continent. Sooner or later, the term 'Islamic Terror'

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Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims
The Root of Terrorism
 a la
Islamic styleChapter 1
by Abul Kasem  20 Nov, 2005
Introduction
The world is fast becoming accustomed to the term 'Islamic Terror.' It is a new genre of global terrorism. Thanks to the Jihadists, Suicide Bombers, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda,Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaishe Muhammad, Islamists, Mullahs, Maulanas, Pirs, Hijabi Women-Islam today, dominates virtually every News Media of every continent. Sooner or later, theterm 'Islamic Terror' may find a place in the English lexicon. With such a plethora of Islamicawareness, the question is: Is Terror
a la
Islamic fashion is something new or is it a productof the early Jihadists' zeal as taught and practiced by Muhammad? Ask any Islamist/Islamicapologist this question and the pithy answer will, most likely be something like: Islam ispeaceful, it never advocates violence, the least of all, 'Terrorism' using Islam; Osama binLadin and his Jihadists who have hijacked Islam are not true Muslims, the suicide bombersdo not represent the true teachings of Islam-..and so on and so forth.In this detailed article, by exposing the 'true' nature of what Islam is all about, I would like todemolish the above paradigm of the Islamists. Since Islam is firmly rooted in the past, inorder to find the root cause/s of the present 'mayhem' by the Islamic fighters, we must analysethe past deeds, actions, philosophical and theological attitudes of the early Jihadists under theleadership of none but Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah. As we proceed, we must, first of all, realise that there is no such thing as the 'moderate Islam,' 'current Islam' or the 'futureIslam.' It is the past-the actions of millennium ago that propelled all Muslims of yesterday,haunts and impels all the Muslims of to-day and will continue doing so to-morrow. We mustlook back, and not forward, to find out the truth about Islam. Just as a tree sustains its life andcontinues its growth because of its roots that are firmly anchored underground-beyond theocular visibility, so is Islam. Terrorism is firmly rooted in the very 'lofty' doctrine of anIslamic world visioned by Muhammad. This use of terror tactic is nothing new in Islam; itwas the lifeblood through which Muhammad forced his concept of a unipolar world, devotedonly to one Semitic God, Allah. In this lengthy treatise, I have chronicled all the events of terror, murder, deceit, lies, intrigue and warfare that had been used to nurture, advance andpropagate the very essence of Islam: accept Islam, pay protection money (
 Jizya
) or die. Manyreaders will be shocked and surprised at the contents of this dissertation and will shake theirheads in utter disbelief. Most Muslims will be agitated, angry, frustrated and will surely go ona complete denial mode. To all these readers I would like to say that I, too, went through the
 
same phase. As I took Islam very seriously during my formative years, I started to understandfully its doctrine and its life force, I could not believe that a man who claimed to be themessenger of Allah could ever indulge himself, as well as instruct his followers in mindlessmurder, loot, plunder, torture and unbound lasciviousness. As you read episodes afterepisodes of the early terrorism of Islam, you will find eerie similarities with the modern dayglobal terrorism as perpetrated by the Jihadists of today. You will, for sure, discover that allthe ingredients of terrorist operations are present, as they were millennium ago; it is, as if, touse the infidel language, the 'reincarnation' (or resurrection) of the past Islamic terrorists.These ingredients are/were:Persecution and the killing of the unbelieversPlunder and ethnic cleansingPolitical assassination and revenge killingGratuitous murder and unabated genocideProperty grab and extreme lasciviousnessForced conversion/ 
 Jizya
 Sectarian persecution (destruction of mosques)Let us now delve into early Islamic history and find out how and why the early Jiahadists didwhat they did.The seed of terror
a la
Islamic fashion was planted when Muhammad concluded an elaboratetreaty with seventy five (seventy-three men and two women)
 Ansars
(Medina residents) thatis commonly called the second pledge of Aqaba, Aqaba being a small hilly hamlet (or a cave)in the outskirts of Mecca. This pact was done in secrecy to protect the life of Muhammadwhen he desired to migrate to Medina. During the negotiation process, Muhammad asked forthe solemn pledge of the
 Ansars
to protect his life the way the
 Ansars
would protect theirwomen and children. When the
 Ansars
pledged their complete fealty to Muhammad, to theextent of sacrificing their own lives for his security, he promised blood to the Meccans andparadise to the
 Ansars
. As per Ibn Ishak, Muhammad said to the
 Ansars
: "Nay, blood is bloodand blood not to be paid for is blood not to be paid for. I am of you and you are of me. I willwar against them that war against you and be at peace with those at peace with you." Tabariwrites that during the oath of Aqaba al-Abbas and Ubadah b. Nadlah said that pledgingallegiance to Muhammad was declaring war against the world. Soon after the second pledgeof Aqaba, Allah approved this declaration of war against all infidels, first in verses
22:40-42
 and then in verse
2:198
.And true to his promise, Muhammad's days of blood and terror started soon after he leftMecca, and with a handful of his followers, arrived at Medina. Except for a few, thosefollowers were desperately poor illiterate hoodlums and troublemakers with no saleable skillor means to support themselves through gainful employment. Many of his companions livedin utter unhygienic conditions, so much so that lice grew on their heads and they developedterrible body odour. Here is a
 Hadith
from
Sunaan Abu Dawud 
about the unbearable bodystench of Muhammad's early converts:
 
 Book 32, Number 4022:
 Narrated AbuMusa al-Ash'ari:Abu Burdah said: My father said to me: My son, if you had seen us while we were with theApostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and the rain had fallen on us, you would havethought that our smell was the smell of the sheep.Even Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah developed lice on his head! Unbelievable, isn't it?Read this
Sahih Hadith
from
Sahih Bukhari
:
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 47:
 Narrated Anas bin Malik:Allah's Apostle used to visit Um Haram bint Milhan, who would offer him meals. Um-Haramwas the wife of Ubada bin As-Samit. Allah's Apostle, once visited her and she provided himwith food and started looking for lice in his head. Then Allah's Apostle slept, and afterwardswoke up smiling. Um Haram asked, "What causes you to smile, O Allah's Apostle?" He said."Some of my followers who (in a dream) were presented before me as fighters in Allah'sCause (on board a ship) amidst this sea cause me to smile; they were as kings on the thrones(or like kings on the thrones)." (Ishaq, a sub-narrator is not sure as to which expression theProphet used.) Um-Haram said, "O Allah's Apostle! Invoke Allah that he makes me one of them. Allah's Apostle invoked Allah for her and slept again and woke up smiling. Once againUm Haram asked, "What makes you smile, O Allah's Apostle?" He replied, "Some of myfollowers were presented to me as fighters in Allah's Cause," repeating the same dream. Um-Haram said, "O Allah's Apostle! Invoke Allah that He makes me one of them." He said, "Youare amongst the first ones." It happened that she sailed on the sea during the Caliphate of Mu'awlya bin Abi Sufyan, and after she disembarked, she fell down from her riding animaland died.Two important aspects of Muhammad's life are clear in the above
 Hadith
: firstly, he lived inunhygienic condition, took infrequent bath, so much so that lice found a fertile breeding spoton his head; secondly, he used to be intimate with other person's wife (or wives?). How is itpossible for a woman to touch a man's head and look for lice unless she is quite warm andfriendly to him? As per Islamic rule even looking at any un-related woman is totally
 Haram
,forget about being touched by her. I would let the readers ponder on the moral rectitude of themessenger of Allah vis-a-vis married women from this
 Hadith
and judge
w
hat sort of respecthe had on the very Islamic Laws on morality that he himself had introduced.Now, back to Muhammad's companions. Yes, almost all of Muhammad's companions used tosmell like sheep! Muhammad took them to Medina in search of useful employment for them;but no one wanted those doleful, indigent, stinky Jihadist clods to be on his/her payroll.Except for a few, even the regular job of daily labourer was out for them. Some of themwould work as manual labourers and/or 'coolies' for a very brief period and then becomeunemployed once again. The extent of poverty among these early 'birds' of Islam has beensummed up in this
 Hadith
of 
Sahi Bukhari
by Aisha, Muhammad's favourite wife:
Volume 2, Book 24, Number 499:
 Narrated Aisha:

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