By: Ibn Kammuna
Author’s Note: this article is based on Mark Gabriel’s book Culture Clash. Opinions expressed are strictly mine.
Muhammad’s hate toward non-Muslims is most clear in his Qur’an. This article discusses how Muhammad, and thus Muslims, even nowadays Muslims, view non-Muslims. I end the article with a brief summary and conclusion.
Non-Muslims are very unclean
To Muslims, anyone who rejects Islam is Kafir. Or Infidel. In general, Muslims believe that a Kafir person is impure and untrustworthy. This is the Qur’an’s judgment about anyone who does not believe in Allah and his messenger Prophet Muhammad. Arabs of different faiths used to go to visit the sacred mosque in Mecca every year during specific times. When Muhammad became a political leader and conquered Mecca, it was time for him to take control over the non-Muslims with regard to their annual visitation to Mecca. Here is the Qur’anic Jewel:
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty, soon will Allah enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty, for Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِنَّمَا ٱلۡمُشۡرِكُونَ نَجَسٌ۬ فَلَا يَقۡرَبُواْ ٱلۡمَسۡجِدَ ٱلۡحَرَامَ بَعۡدَ عَامِهِمۡ هَـٰذَاۚ وَإِنۡ خِفۡتُمۡ عَيۡلَةً۬ فَسَوۡفَ يُغۡنِيكُمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضۡلِهِۦۤ إِن شَآءَۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ حَڪِيمٌ۬
Note that the Arabic verse has the word “Najisoon” نَجَسٌ۬ meaning very unclean. It is a word that equates the pagans with very dirty animals. It is not a nice word at all. It makes the Muslim feel he is a more than just a notch above the pagans in status. It also reduces the pagans to a lowly class of people not worthy of equality in human society. Viewing any non-Muslim as impure is established in Islam and in Muslim culture. It is consistent with the overall attitude of the Qur’an and Muhammad toward unbelievers. Even in our own day, if you are not a Muslim, you will not be allowed to go inside the great Mosque in Mecca.
Non-Muslims are Inferior to Muslims
Look at the following Jewel:
YUSUFALI: Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors.
Muslims believe they are the best of people. They are the “chosen” ones, just like the Jewish people of old. But, alas, the Jews of old were disobedient, and so, the Muslims now believe they are the torch bearers:
YUSUFALI: Children of Israel! call to mind the (special) favour which I bestowed upon you, and that I preferred you to all other (for My Message).
YUSUFALI: Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they disobeyed and persisted in excesses.
Thou Shalt Trust Them Not Heathens
Since a tender age, Muslim children are taught not to trust non-Muslims. In general, Muslims can be friends with non-Muslims, but they will never put a high degree of trust in them. Here is the evidence from the holy book:
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Take not into your intimacy those outside your ranks: They will not fail to corrupt you. They only desire your ruin: Rank hatred has already appeared from their mouths: What their hearts conceal is far worse. We have made plain to you the Signs, if ye have wisdom.
Please note that the holy verse above is seeding in the heart of a child born to a Muslim family a negative picture about the non-Muslim. Non-Muslims are out there to “corrupt” the Muslim. They are out there to “Ruin” the Muslim. Their mouths are full of “Hate” toward Islam and Muslims. Or, could it be that the above verse is just saturated with evil. When you read it, can’t you just see “drops” of “evil” coming down?
Christians and Jews want to take Muslims away from Islam
Well, do you blame them? Islam is a religion of war. Its early history is full of battles. It is no more than humans killing other humans. Is this a religion you want be associated with? Muslims believe Christians and Jews are out there to “Get Them”. They are out there to take them away from their “precious” faith. The fact of the matter, no one envies Muslims on Islam. It is an evil religion that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. But again, I probably would! Here is the Qur’anic Jewel:
YUSUFALI: Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: “The Guidance of Allah,-that is the (only) Guidance.” Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor helper against Allah.
When it comes to the Jews; like Hitler, like Muhammad
The Qur’an usually talks about Jews and Christians as one group. However, Jews are favored by Muhammad as the “most violent” of people. And, as an added blessing, polytheists don’t escape Muhammad’s wrath either. Here is the Qur’anic Jewel:
SHAKIR: Certainly you will find the most violent of people in enmity for those who believe (to be) the Jews and those who are polytheists, and you will certainly find the nearest in friendship to those who believe (to be) those who say: We are Christians; this is because there are priests and monks among them and because they do not behave proudly.
It is really important to understand the circumstances for Muhammad saying what he says. He wanted to kill other people, steal their possessions, and enslave their women and children. To do that, he had to resort to revelations that are barbaric and lack any decency of moral codes.
Muslims believe that people of other faiths (or non-Faith) are out there to get them and take them away from Islam. Other people envy them on such a blessed religion as Islam. This is a lie. No one envies Muslims on a religion that had its early days as a band of thugs killing other human beings and stealing the fortunes of others. Muhammad himself beheaded many people. Is this a prophet that civil people want to be associated with? The stories of Billy the kid and Jesse James look like a walk in the park compared to the crimes perpetrated by Muhammad and his early band of killers and thieves. If you are a Muslim, don’t fool yourself. No one envies you on your religion and belief system. It is barbaric and inhuman. Don’t be fooled by billy goat bearded men who think they represent God and Muhammad on earth and go to a primitive building that does not even have chairs. They call it a mosque. To be honest, no one would want to wish “Islam” on his/her worst enemies.