Sunday, April 19, 2009

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Suffering through the Koran – Sura 6 named 'The Cattle'

The Koranic writers were obsessed with the Jew.

by Ferdinand III

Muslims should actually read the Koran before they declare that the critic of Islam is an illiterate fascist, or worse someone who venerates Jews. This Sura like so much of the Koran is a remarkable display of anti-humanism. There is nothing spiritual in it. There are no ideals of humanity, charity, love, the joy of living, or live and let live. None. It is a ranting tract of supremacism, badly written, inarticulate, and at times ludicrous, attempting to justify Muslim domination and destiny to rule. As the last verse so aptly sums up, 'It is He Who has made you (His) agents, inheritors of the earth'. That is after all the whole point – Muslims will rule the world, because Allah said so. But no worries – Islam is of course not a cult [sarcastic cough here].

This Sura, like so much in the Koran, is seemingly fixated as well on Jews. This rather, long, unintelligible chapter, copies Jewish liturgy, promotes the use of Jewish and Semitic eating practices and then engages in the usual warnings about hell, fire, punishment and death for the unbelievers. It is suffused with reasons why the Islamic cult is superior. There is nothing which is 'holy' or 'sacred' in such a text – this Sura is simply a naked expression of Arab violence and inevitable Jewish ruin.

[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.]

Copying Jewish Liturgy

The Arabs and Mohammed were transfixed and consumed by the need to be better than the rich Jewish community of 7th century Arabia - a successful community in the Arabian sands built on trade, industry, education, a legal code and faith. The Koran is in part a long justification as to why the Arabs are the rightful owners of such prosperity and privilege. One of Mohammed's main objectives was to relieve the Jews of their wealth, trading contacts, political power - and in many case their heads as well. If you can't produce wealth and vibrancy - why not steal it and appropriate it?

In this vein the writers of the Koran pillage Jewish liturgy at will, affixing all stories, insights, and morals to the mysterious 'Allah' – a thing or concept that the Koran never explains [it is not the Christian concept of God of course]. Mohammed and his followers simply Arabicize Jewish practices. The below does not include the many pages in this Sura, where Mohammed and his friends plagiarize Jewish eating practices [of cattle for example], declaring that such practices come from Allah's will and blessing [this must surprise a lot of Jews].

2. He it is Who created you from clay, and then decreed a stated term (for you).

Note: Obvious reference to God creating Man, except that the He is now Allah.

3. And He is Allah in the heavens and on earth.

75. So also did We show Abraham the power and the laws of heavens and earth, ....

92. And this is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings, and confirming (the revelations)....

Note; Jews should obey Muslims of course and convert to Islam. Abraham is the Jewish patriarch the father of Isaac, who begot Jacob and whose family begot the Jewish tribal tree. However, according to the logic of the Arabian writers of the Koran, it was Allah who guided Abraham and gave his family – including Moses and eventually Jesus – the 'Book'.

Fascinating. So the first monotheists in history – the Jews – were in reality obeying the Arabian image of Allah – or the Meccan moon cults, not the anthropomorphic GodHead developed over thousands of years in Judea and Israel, formed by Canaanite and Hebrew culture. Fascinating indeed.

And to increase the madness further the Arab writers of the Koran claim that the Jews are actually possessed by Arab devils:

100. Yet they make the Jinns equals with Allah, though Allah did create the Jinns; and they falsely having no knowledge attribute to Him sons and daughters.

As usual this sentence is incoherent. Read it carefully - Jews worship Arab devils called Jinns – an Arabian pagan belief stretching back 3.000 or more years before the time of Mohammed - elevating them to the same status as 'Allah', and though the Meccan moon deity did of course create these little devils, they are not his legitimate offspring and should not be worshiped. The writers of the Koran are basically saying that the Jewish God or Gods [the Koran and this Sura make innumerable claims that the Jews worshipped the wrong Gods - plural, not singular], is evil or a devil. How does this fit in with the Muslim scream that Allah is the equivalent of the Jewish God ? Is the Jewish God Allah ? Not according to this verse and many others. The Koran maintains that the Jews worship devils. So how do modern Muslims explain this inconsistency?

But let's assume that Jews only worship these Jinns or little devils and that Allah and the Jewish God are the same concept. Remember as well that this Allah is all powerful and knows all things. So why would this Allah produce little devils ? And why would Jews worship Arab devils since Jinns after all are a specific Arab invention ? How did this Allah, produce them ? Why would they be worshiped only by Jews or were others also worshiping the Arab devils ? Was this a trick Allah played on the Jews and non-believers to misguide them ? Why would a tolerant, loving God, target one group of people to mislead, and misinform ? Is it to justify violence against them by the 'true believers' ?

And Muslims believe that the Koran is a consistent message from some God ? Interesting.

Don't reject the 'signs' of Islam or Allah

As with much of the nonsense which passes for commentary in the Koran, 'signs' are never defined or delineated. This is convenient, because Muslims will interpret what the signs are. The more important point is that if anyone rejects such signs they are condemned not only to Hellfire, but in this world, to Muslim domination or aggression.

39. Those who reject Our Signs are deaf and dumb, - in the midst of profound darkness who Allah wills, He leaves to wander...

42. ... We afflicted nations with suffering and adversity, that they might learn humility.

Note; This verse must have been written after the initial Muslim conquests of the Near Eastern empires. Thankfully for Muslims, Allah smote these unbelievers – or at least the Jews. As usual the Koran is not organized properly or logically so a subsequent verse rejoices that:

45. Of the wrong-doers the last remnant was cut off.

Note; This probably refers to the annihilation of the Jewish communities in Arabia. Completed around the time of Mohammed's death.

159. As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.

Note; Islam should be fundamentalist and total. Don't break it up into various chattering and arguing groups. Keep it whole. Therein lies the power of the creed.

'They', the Jew, will be destroyed

6. Don't they see how many of those before them We destroyed ? - generations.

Note; The 'they' is obviously referencing the Jew. The writer of this sentence claims that generations of Jews were destroyed by 'We' which must mean Muslims, Allah or some divine order. It must have been written long after the initial reduction and destruction of the Jews and their communities in Arabia. [How very loving].

And if Jews did not accept Muslim 'signs' they were doomed:

11. Say: “Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth.”

Allah and Pre-destination

Muslims and the Mohammed cult are certain that Allah decides all. The Human and what he or she wants to achieve, their skills, motivations, efforts, piety, good or badness, means nothing. Allah will decide who gets rewarded and punished. Therefore obey the great Allah.

17. If Allah touch you with affliction, none can remove it but He; if He touch you with happiness, He has power over all things.

18. He is the Irresistible, (watching) from above over His worshippers; and He is the Wise, acquainted with all things.

65. Say, “He has power to send calamities on you from above and below, or to cover you with confusion in party strife, giving you a taste of mutual vengeance – each from the other.”

Note; It is gibberish, but what the writer is probably trying to state, is that Allah will determine all punishments, including the ruthlessness of political and civil discord.

Obey Mohammed

Mohammed always used Allah to justify his rule and his arbirtary codes and revelations. Obey Mohammed and be saved. The cult of the leader.

19. .....”God is Witness between me and you; this Qur'an has been revealed to me by inspiration, that I may warn you and all whom it reaches. Can you possibly bear witness that besides Allah there is another God?”

165. It is He Who has made you (His) agents, inheritors of the earth: He has raised you in ranks, some above others; that He may try you in the gifts He has given you: for your Lord is quick in punishment: yet He is indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Note; Allah has guaranteed that Muslims will inherit the rule of the earth. Muslims are exalted, 'raised in ranks', and if Muslims follow Allah he will show them mercy and forgiveness. But only to Muslims. Non-Muslims, as this Sura makes clear and especially the Jews, will be destroyed in this life or the next.


You could take the entire Sura or chapter and highlight the irrationality, the anti-spirituality, and the supremacism verse by verse. The main themes are clear. Islam supersedes Judaism. Jews and others have rejected Muslim signs. Allah determines all. If you follow Allah you can be 'saved' and you will inherit this earth. If you reject Allah you are doomed.

There is no moral introspection here. No humility, penitence, meditative moderation, no words of charity, love, compassion or the expressions of hope and the joy of being alive. None. Not one single fragment in this entire Sura.

Maybe Muslims can write and explain why this is. Instead of name-calling, denial, lawsuits, or explosive demonstrations against those who criticise Islam, and the Koran, why don't you go through your rather un-holy book, read it and understand it, and then try to reform it ?

This Sura is yet more proof that the Koran is not a holy book of faith and hope and redemption; it is simply a creed of supremacism, racism, and domination.