“The god Il or Ilah was originally a phase of the Moon God, but early in Arabian history the name became a general term for god, and it was this name that the Hebrews used prominently in their personal names, such as Emanu-el, Isra-el, etc., rather than the Ba'al of the northern Semites proper, which was the Sun. Similarly, under Mohammed's tutelage, the relatively anonymous Ilah BECAME Al-Ilah, The God, or Allah, the Supreme Being. (C. S. Coon, "Southern Arabia, A Problem For The Future", Papers Of The Peabody Museum Of American Archaeology And Ethnology, 1943, Volume 20, p. 195)”
Running totals from Sura 2 to 54:
Total number of verses from Sura 2 to 54: 4833
Total number of verses in 2-54, which preach violence against non-Moslems: 1137
Violent verses as a % of total from Sura 2 to 54: 24 %
Sura 2 to 54 as a % of the 6346 verses in the Koran: 76%
[meaning still lots more violence to go....]
1: heathen 1; especially : a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)
2: one who has little or no religion and who delights in sensual pleasures and material goods : an irreligious or hedonistic person
1: of or relating to heathens, their religions, or their customs
1: an unconverted member of a people or nation that does not acknowledge the God of the Bible
2: an uncivilized or irreligious person
For many Islam is not 'pagan' because it claims to be monotheistic and the Moslem God is the 'same' as the Judeo-Christian God, if not superior. Historically Allah was of course Hub'Allah the male moon deity of Mecca and has nothing in common with the God of the Old and New Testaments. This chapter makes that clear. The moon is a central fixture of Allah-worship:
The moon was a central object of worship in pagan Arabia. Muhammad's own grandfather was a caretaker at the shrine of Hub'Al[lah], the Assyro-Babylonian moon idol venerated by the Meccans as the 'one' or 'Lord' of the 360 idols housed in the Cube. His red carnate statue dominated the entrance to the shrine. It is unsurprising that most Moslems either don't know anything about Hub'Al or deny the import of moon deity and its impact on the development of both Al-Lah and Islam itself.
Islamic paganism is thus rather heathen, meaning it is a cult of customs, uncivilized conduct, and irreligious behaviour. This is a more accurate summation of Islam. The moon idol who had a consort [Allat] and 3 daughters is recast as the only divine manager of earthly affairs. This 'god' is vengeful, full of hate, and supremacist. In Sura 54 we see this pagan-heathenism on display, as we do throughout the entire Koran. Irreligious attributes are granted favour by the Allah idol including the destruction of non-Moslems.
In this Sura of 55 verses, 26 preach hate speech against non-Moslems including Arab pagan civilizations which existed long before Muhammad namely: 'unbelieving' Quraish Meccans; Jews, Christians, Noah, Lot or Lut, and Ramses II. Even before Allah was created to be the 'Lord' of the universe by Muhammad who appropriated the existing 'Lord' of the Kabaa shrine namely Hub'Al[lah] and conflated it into his own version of the Jewish-Christian God; he or it was busy punishing non-Moslems who did not follow the yet to be [un]created Koran. How rational.
The hate speech verses are: 6-9, 16, 18-19, 21, 23, 26-27, 30-31, 33-34, 36-39, 42-43, 45-47, 48, 51. Some favourites include:
Allah is one angry idol. If you reject the Muhammad, or his book 'Recital' and if you don't prostrate your worthless self to the glory of Muhammad and Allah a bitter torment will be your destiny. You will be 'dragged in the Fire' on your face tasting Hell. Allah has destroyed 'your likes' before, including whole nations who rejected his rule even though they were given 'terrible warnings' and admonitions.
Heathenism's in their pagan dichotomy, usually evince intolerance, unbounded hate and violence against non-members. There is no religious message of the Golden Rule, or faith using reason and through being reasonable. Free-will does not exist in Muhammad's charter. The entire Islamic project is a pagan construct designed to destroy the individual and subsume him into the collective, making him a 'slave' of Allah to quote the Koran. A word which is referenced 109 times in Muhammad's pagan book.