Could the Hypocrites mentioned in this Sura be Muslims? Could they be people who don't follow the Golden Rule; natural law rights; a respect for human development and initiative; and who view the female as equal and worthy? How silly! The Hypocrites are of course those nasty Jews and Christians who inhabited Medina and who rejected Islam [for good reasons]. Medina was where Mohammed fled with his small band in 622, ostensibly invited to help quell internal political and social disputes. Mohammed very quickly seized the opportunity and power afforded by his arbiter status, to become a de-facto Prince of Medina within 2 years. There are many mistakes which the Jews have made in history with regards to Arabs and Muslims. Their invitation to have Mohammed arbitrate over a largely Jewish-Christian enclave, which was far richer and more developed than any other area in Arabia at the time, stands as probably the most completely inane and disastrous policy decision ever taken. Without the refuge of Medina, there would be no Islam.
And what do the Jews and Christians receive for their troubles in offering the obviously insane Mohammed protected status? Hate, bile, and threats of course – all in good Islamic tradition and supported by the impersonal thing called Al-Allah:
“They (the hypocrites) are the ones who say, 'Spend nothing on those who are with Allah's Messenger, to the end that they may disperse (and quit Medina).'” [63:7]
Obviously the Jews and Christians – the Hypocrites – had second thoughts about inviting the moon cult to Medina. Probably they began to realize that Mohammed wanted to replace Judaism and Christianity, including the prophets of both, with Islam and himself. The Muslims very early on in their campaign within Medina began to demand that non-Muslims convert to the new cult of Mohammed and his invention Al-Allah which became conflated rather preposterously with the Jewish-Christian ideals of an anthropomorphic God.
The same had occurred in Mecca, where Mohammed's loud social agitation had ignited backlashes against the small Muslim band and eventually forced the moon cult adherents out of the city to Medina. Most likely a similar pattern presented itself in Medina. The Jews and Christians, and their richer city, integrated with Near Eastern trade routes, and housing Arabia's only functioning schools and hospitals, had little interest in listening to the rather intemperate and obtuse Bedouin leader of a strange cult which worshipped rocks, idols and had half-formed and incorrect ideas about the Torah and New Testament.
Islam's intolerance would have found the Hypocrites completely unbearable. The Muslims did not want acceptance or simply to be left alone. They wanted instead the complete conversion of Jews and Christians to the moon cult. When the conversions did not happen, Allah became very angry:
“That is because they believed, then they rejected Faith: so a seal was set on their hearts: therefore they do not understand.” [63:3]
Jews and Christians were according to the Koran originally Muslims who were led astray. This displeased the Allah very much. So he has sealed their predestined fate. No joy, no heaven, no insights for the insolent Hypocrites. Just hellfire and death.
“They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allah be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth!)” [63:4]
The only Truth in Islam is to follow the mindless recitation or Koran, of the thing Allah. By not submitting yourself to Allah and believing in Yahweh or in the Trinity of Christ you are an apostate and Hypocrite who worships idols and pagan symbols. This is punishable under Koranic ritual, by death.
There is only one positive about this Sura and that is the injunction in verse 10 to give to charity. This is Zakat, but as everyone should know only Muslims receive charity, not the Hypocrites. The purpose of Zakat is to create a welfare system to support the Muslim Umma and keep it strong and able to breed Ghazi or Muslim warriors. Jews and Christians are never to be given charity of course.
“But to Allah belong the treasures of the heavens and earth; but the Hypocrites do not understand.” [63:7]
Predestination. Islam will triumph and control all of the earth's riches because Allah said so. Jews and Christians will not only be denied charity; they will also lose their wealth and social relevance. Muslims will claim whatever the Hypocrites have as their own, because to Allah belongs everything and he will only dispense those assets to his followers. How kind, how charitable, how tolerant.
But of course for the multi-cult PC fascist the Koran is a holy book. What is wrong with hating Jews and Christians anyways ? And isn't Islam just the theology of the 'little non-White guy', fighting back against Jew and White-Christian oppression and neo-colonialism? So what if the Koran reads like Mein Kampf. Hitler after all was much beloved by Western intellectuals and socialists for restoring German 'honor'. Why not extol Mohammed's fascism and hatred of those horrible Hypocrites?
[Note: This sura is taken from 'The Holy Quran', translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, reprinted in 1995, Goodword Books. Regarded as one of the best translations from Arabic to English of the Koran.]