One has to give the Koranic chroniclers, a man-made book which took at least 200 years to codify, credit for consistency. Of the 76 Suras thus reviewed only 76 espouse violence, Jihad, hatred and supremacism. Not bad. As Churchill once commented consistency can be the hobgoblins of little minds. I do suppose that the writers of Mein Koran fit that description quite nicely. This Sura is yet another ode to how and why the Infidel will be toasted and roasted in Hell-Fire. In vain will you search this Sura for an ethical statement or program. But Muslims, the sophisticated, moderate, civilised geniuses that they all are, will certainly object that this is not a `true representation of Islam`. I suppose quoting the Koran is indirectly hate speech as well.
This Sura leads off with an expressed statement of contempt for the human. This is hardly novel within the Koran or Islamic liturgy. Men are things, not humans. And these things must be managed by the moon deity:
“Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: so We have him (the gifts) of Hearing and Sight.“ (76:2)
Men were just useless sperm, until the moon deity, El-Lah took it upon himself to fashion the droplets into a human form. That is so very nice of him. So all humans even non-Muslims are created by El-Lah. By extension therefore all humans are really Muslim even if they persist in following non-Islamic theologies. Given that apostasy is a crime punished by death in the Koran and in Sharia Law, this supposition gives Muslims a free-reign to murder non-Muslims who have not returned to their natural cult. This Sura plainly states that you must become a Muslim. In fact your only acknowledged free-will is to follow Al-ilah or Mohammed both of whom are the same of course:
“We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will)“ (76:3)
This verse is the only verse in the Koran in which there is a hint at free-will. Usually every page reiterates the demand that the moon thing or dialectical polytheistic force Al-Lah controls all wills. The verse above of course, does not propose that free-will exists. You either support Mohammed or Al-Lah or you are damned. Your free-will is a gift from the Allah thing. He will push you into the cult or force you to reject it. It matters not how `good` of a person you might be or how bad. The key point of Islam is that you belong to the cult, and the collective cult must aspire to dominate the planet and its human inhabitants. Period. This is confirmed in this very Sura by verse 31 which declaims:
“He will admit to His Mercy Whom He will; but the wrong-doers.-for them He has prepared a grievous Penalty.“ (76:31)
That is more like it. Wrong-doers are of course anyone who does not follow the cult of Submission and prostrate themselves to Mohammed`s and El-Lah`s will. You the worthless drop of sperm must make haste, dispense with your rationality and free-will; and follow the right path, the only path to salvation as enumerated and identified by Mohammed and his alter-ego Al-ilah:
“This is an admonition: whosoever will, let him take a (straight) Path to his Lord. But you will not, except as Allah wills; for Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.“ (76:29-30)
Bizarrely the communal polytheistic dialectical force called El-Lah will allow some to join his cult by directing their `wills` to accept Submission but he will also deflect others from the cult, in order to punish them. This sounds incredibly inane and crude. A true God would not destroy your free-will to lead some people to salvation and others to death and eternal Hell-fire. This is a not an ethical concept of a God, but an illustration of a demonic, immoral and vicious power; a totalitarian presence who can simply wipe out human souls by sending whole groups of humans, such as Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Animists and non-Muslims to a preordained life of humiliation, death and a eternal existence of torture and Hellfire. Allah is thus not a God in the Judeo-Christian sense, but simply a ruthless, bloody and vengeful demon. Obey him and prosper. Ignore him and perish in the most horrifying of circumstances.
This Manichean world-view is illustrated through the blessings bestowed by El-Lah on his cult followers in the next life. These gifts include unlimited water, drink and food, beautiful garments, silver and gold table ware and of course chicks and nubile young boys. Importantly no mention is ever made in the Koran about what Muslim women get in heaven. This is because 99% of Hell`s occupants are female of course (according to Muhammad) and Muslim men need not concern themselves about the eternal preparations made for the inferior species of Muslim women:
“As to the Righteous, they shall drink of a Cup mixed with Kafur, A Fountain where the Devotees of Allah do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance....But Allah will deliver them from the evil of that Day, and will shed over them a Light of Beauty and a (blissful) Joy.....And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): if you see them, you would think them scattered Pearls.“(76:5,6, 11, 19)
The Muslim male cult of the moon deity is thus well serviced both in this life and in the next. However if you reject the pagan force or Allah-thing, you will be punished. Look at how tolerant and compassionate this verse is, with tolerance and love verily dripping from every word:
“For the Rejectors We have prepared Chains, Yokes and a Blazing Fire.“ (76:4,5)
Oh, how nice of the Muslims. For the Jews, Christians, apostates and Infidels, a warm cuddly fire has been manufactured to keep them warm and well-roasted. Charming. This must be an example of Muslim inter-faith harmony I hear so much about. Yet another Sura preaching supremacism and violence against the hated Infidel. That makes 76 out of 76 thus far.
[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.]