The brutal burning to death of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State (IS) murderers in Syria has underlined the fact that Islamic fundamentalism is a product of the inner being and basic commands of the Muslim religion—despite liberal attempts to pretend otherwise.
Islamic apologists in the West—including non-Muslim liberals—continually claim that IS is “not acting according to the Quran” and that they are some type of aberrant interpretation of Islam.
Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, IS and other Islamic fundamentalists are merely following the dictates of their religion, as clearly expressed by its founder, Mohammed, in the Quran.
For example, the following direct quotations from the Quran cannot be interpreted in any way other than their actual meaning:
1. Muslims must work for the creation of an Islamic state and can kill, crucify, cut off the limbs, or exile, anyone who opposes them:
Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment.—Quran 5:33
2. Muslims must kill anyone who will not convert to Islam:
And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.—Quran 9:5
3. Muslims must fight against and be “harsh” to non-believers:
O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination.—Quran 9:73
4. Muslims must kill while fighting for Islam; and they will be rewarded with paradise:
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. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment.—Quran 9:111
There are many more similar commands in the Quran, but these few examples will suffice to show that nothing that IS is doing is in any way contradictory to the Muslim holy book.
In this regard, it is important to understand, as Khaled Abou El Fadl (Chair of the Islamic Studies Interdepartmental Program at UCLA) said in an explanatory article specifically written for Australia’s ABC broadcaster, when it
“[C]omes to the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad did nothing more than communicate word for word God’s revelation and Muslims preserved the text and transmitted it in its original form and language to subsequent generations.”
Furthermore, as El Fadl continues, “Muslims believe that God warranted and promised to guard the text of the Qur’an from any possible alterations, revisions, deletions or redactions, and therefore, while Muslims may disagree about the meaning and import of the revelation, there is a broad consensus among Muslims on the integrity of the text.”
In other words, Muslims believe that the Quran is the exact, unaltered, word of God, as transmitted to earth by Mohammed.
It is therefore little wonder that low-IQ peoples—such as those Semitic peoples who dominate the Middle East, where the average IQ runs between 74 and 91—will adopt such beliefs without question, especially when enforced brutally as is currently the case.
As discussed at length in the book Jihad: Islam’s 1,300 Year War on Western Civilization, Muslims have in reality been waging aggressive war against their neighbors, and Europe, for over one thousand years. They physically invaded not only the entire Middle East, but also North Africa, Spain, France, and all of the Balkans, right up to Vienna.
Only a centuries-long combined European military effort eventually succeeded in driving the Muslim invaders off the European continent.
It should therefore also come as no surprise to understand that IS is merely a modern twist on Islam’s essential driving factor: conversion and conquering by violence.
Only when this is fully understood—and accepted—can there be any sustained and reasonable policy developed to combat the problem.
And this policy must be founded on three basic principles:
1. The repatriation of all Muslims from European nations;
2. The breaking of Jewish Lobby power over Western nation governments. The current establishment’s pro-Zionist policies (such as the invasion of Iraq, or the support of Israel’s murderous ethnic cleansing campaigns against the Palestinians) merely serve to incite and ideologically empower the Islamics into supporting IS and related organizations.
3. A firm foreign policy based on non-interference in Muslim states’ policies, undertaken as part of a reciprocal deal which will prevent Muslim nations from interfering with, or invading, European nations.
Any policy which does not contain these three elements, will inevitably lead to further terrorism in European nations, and, ultimately, the overrunning and conquering of those nations by Islam.