a reply to: kicked
It's interesting you brought up the quotation of displaying the wounds of martyrdom as a perversion of what jihad means, or perhaps you're saying
the "human sacrifice" portion is the misinterpretation, I'll await clarification my friend. However what you've written about scars of jihad
isn't alien to Islam in the least, actually it comes directly from the mouth of Mohammed, who was quoted to have said: "One who meets Allah without
a scar of Jihad, he shall have blisters (on his body).” Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud. Taken from an Islamic website it seems they too have totally missed
what Islam is about. In another translation the body without scars of jihad is actually called deficient.
Or there's Bukhari 52:54, which features the words of Muhammad as he says: "I would love to be martyred in Allah's Cause and then get resurrected
and then get martyred, and then get resurrected again and then get martyred and then get resurrected again and then get martyred." Without being
inflammatory I wonder aloud, why the love of death within so important a book of the Muslim world? This isn't a fringe piece of literature penned by
infidels with an axe to grind against Muslims everywhere, instead it's something Muslims, if they're indeed worthy of the name, are meant to believe
and agree over. Whereas any Muslims who don't or won't agree (as there are many) they're considered hypocrites and false Muslims by jihad fighters
worldwide. They'd likely be considered fakes by Mohammed too.
Or we could turn to Sahih Muslim 20:4635, Sahih meaning authentic/sound, which means we're being treated to the authentic words of Mohammed when he
says: "Nobody who enters Paradise will (ever like to) return to this world even if he were offered everything on the surface of the earth (as an
inducement) except the martyr who will desire to return to this world and be killed ten times for the sake of the great honour that has been bestowed
upon him." Are the words of Mohammed, the first Muslim according to Qur'an 6:163, and the most influential certainly, not worth considering when
talking about what Muslim terrorists are doing today?
Without taking to my soapbox, as much of what's above I intend to be proper questions, doesn't it seem like the media and others are in total denial
with regards to what Islamic literature has between its pages? Every other online message and media puff piece about Islam seems concerned with
throwing Christians under the bus, geopolitics or some other irrelevant seeming issue. I agree that we ought to all work together, but that involves
challenging political cults that blatantly incite others to beat women in my country, steal from my wallet, kill my loved ones and destroy my right to
choose my own belief system! Because despite world leaders and politically correct yes men telling me over and over again that there's "No
compulsion in religion" (That's Qur'an 2:256), every new explosion, forced conversion, beheading, and vitriolic passage that claims Muslims to be
people who "slay and are slain" I'm given renewed reasons to doubt the establishment's poorly defended rhetoric.
Qur'an 9:111: "Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They
fight in the cause of Allah , so they kill and are killed." (Feel free to look up the verse in total to read some woefully misinformed understanding
of the Gospel and Torah too.)