Western Civilisation was and is superior to anything Islam has developed. Islam has not aided in the development of the modern world; in fact civilisation has only been created in spite of Islam. Raising the alarm about the fascism called Submission since 2000.
It must have been a hard choice for history's greatest ever man [sorry not Obama but Muhammad]. There were so many potential 'Allahs' or the 'one' for Muhammad to venerate. The Al-Lah moon deity has many attributes and 99 names in the Koran of course [see Sura 59:22-24]. Should this Al-Lah thing be referencing the Babylonian moon deity Hub'Al or his three daughters, venerated for some 1500 years in Mecca by the time of the 'great man' Muhammad? Or maybe Allat the Sun goddess is the 'ilah' or the one ? Or perhaps the El-Lah is one of the other 358 idols in the Kabaa ? As with many things in life Muhammad stuck to what he knew. The choice was reasonably straightforward. Since his family venerated Hub'Al as the 'ilah' or one main divinity, the Allah or 'only one' would replace Hub'Al as the chief divine will-power in the universe, one that governs all human events and all the causes and effects of the natural and human worlds. Allah uber alles.
But it was not a uni-directional choice. This not-so-new Allah or Hub'Allah decided that Muhammad was the most important human in history [until the age of Obama]. Pagan Arabs had prostrated themselves in humiliation and engaged in bizarre rituals – which are still performed by Moslems today – to the great Hub'Al literally for millennia. But in around 610 AD the Allah or Hub'Allah decided that he loved Muhammad the most. The bi-directional relationship between Muhammad and Hub'Allah was thus born.
Why the sudden change for Allah or Hub'Al, and the redirection of his or its 'love' from the pagan Arab mass to one man? Sahih Bukhari, in his aHadiths provides one passage describing the Arab devotion to the Allah or 'the one'.
Bukhari- Volume 2, Book 26, Number 725:
Narrated Muhammad bin Jubair bin Mut'im:
My father said, "(Before Islam) I was looking for my camel." The same narration is told by a different sub-narrator. Jubair bin Mut'im said, "My camel was lost and I went out in search of it on the day of 'Arafat, and I saw the Prophet standing in 'Arafat. I said to myself: By Allah he is from the Hums (literally: strictly religious, Quraish were called so, as they used to say, 'We are the people of Allah we shall not go out of the sanctuary). What has brought him here?"
The above informs us that the Quraysh were devoted to the Allah long before Muhammad appropriated the 'one' and linked it with himself. Muhammad started preaching against his own tribe, when he received visions that the Al-Lah thing loved him the most. In Muhammad's theology Hub'Allah loved him and only him! The Quraish were not pious or strict enough in their groveling to the moon deity. There was too much laxity, good humor, sex and not enough mindless ritualization and submitted, irrational slavishness. This apparently had made the El-Lah thing very angry. He chose Muhammad to straighten things out. This occurred circa 610 AD. Now magically and quite suddenly, the millennia-long venerated Allah rejected the Meccans. The moon idol became romantically and psychologically obsessed only with Muhammad. Truly a bizarre tale.
The Meccans became angry at Muhammad in his early 'ministry' for a variety of reasons. He transgressed the social code and ethos of the existing cults. He harangued the Meccans as unworthy. He declaimed that he was a prophet. His sermonizing was having a negative impact on trade and pilgrimmage to the city state. He ridiculed pantheism. In its place he proposed that the Allah was really the name and deity of all the idols. The Hub'Allah had apparently chosen Muhammad to change and associate the name of 'ilah' with all the idols, wrapping up 360 deities into one. This would certainly have confused a pantheistic people.
In fact quite strangely, Muhammad demanded that early Moslems memorize Allah's 99 names. How can Allah be monotheistic when the name refers to 99 instances and discrete objects ? In other words Allah's name was being changed at will – Muhammad's will – to fit the social mores and naming conventions of a pagan cult. Muhammad also claimed that whoever believed in these 99 names and could recite them would enter the Hub'Allah's promised paradise [see Sahih Bukhari, 8.75.419 and 3.50.894].
Allah is thus a pagan symbol and naming convention. It incorporates Hub'Al[lah] and other other pagan deities. Moslem and Arab historian Benjamin Walker writes:
“Thus Wadd, a moon god was assimilated into and survived in al-Wadud, 'the Loving'; Munim, worshipped in north Arabia survives in al-Mani, 'the Withholder'; Salm, a deity of Tayma, in al-Salaam, 'the Peace'; Kaus or Kayis, regarded as the consort of Manat, is retained in al-Kawi, 'the Strong'; Aziz of north Arabia is preserved unchanged is al-Aziz, 'the Mighty'.The pre-Islamic designations of God, al-Rahman, 'the Merciful', and ar-Rahim, 'the Compassionate', remain conspicuous in Islam [Walker, 2004, p. 43].”
“And your Allah is One Allah: There is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.” [002.163]
“It is He Who is Allah in heaven and Allah on earth; and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge.” [043.084]
It is clear that in the beginning of his ministry and political project, that Muhammad was quite unsure as to who should be his 'Allah' or 'the one' [Obama would be born much later sadly]. Would the ilah thing be ar-Rahman, ar-Rahim, Allat, Uzza, Wadd, Hubal, Aziz-or any other numerous deities that the Meccan Pagans used to worship. Besides Hubal, Allah, Allat, Uzza, and Manat, each tribe in Arabia, had their own favourite idol or deity. So which Allah was the right Allah?
Muhammad solved this conundrum as one would expect he would. He chose his family deity Hub'Al, and used the Arabic word for 'the one' or ilah to describe its ascendancy over all idols. This is why the Koran states in many places that 'your Allah is the One Allah'. Hub'Al, long the protector of Mecca simply disappears from the record and Arab history. Allah replaces it and every other idol. In other words, whatever you are worshipping Mr. and Mrs. Pagan Arab, is actually my Allah. So keep your rites, your rituals, your pilgrimmage, your oblations, your prayers and just redirect them to Mecca, my hometown, and enrich me with money, power and totalitarian control. So spake Muhammad. And the Arabs agreed.
“But Islam also draws from other pagan traditions. For example, the tale of Mohammed's night journey into heaven parallels the Zoroastrian story of Arta Viraf. Zoroastrianism also inspired the Islamic belief that dark-eyed virgins await every man who enters heaven. And the Islamic ritual of praying five times a day? That, historians say, originates with the Sabeans, Syrian pagans who practiced an ecumenical mixture of Babylonian and Hellenic religion.
No surprise, then, that some scholars refer to Islam as monotheistic heathenism.”
Islam is a pagan cult. It is hard to understand why a Western apologist, including the usual array of self-loathing Jews, Christians, Marxists and Greenists; persist in calling a Muhammandan cult centered in Mecca, which venerates rocks, stones, devils, Hub'Al [or ilah, the one], misogyny, racism and which promotes a fantasy world in the guise of dialectical supremacism, a religion. What do they get from branding a cult as a religion? Dinner party invites? New t-shirts? Moral superiority? Cloudy irrationality and obtuse ignorance is neither progressive nor enlightened. It is just ignorance and in the case of Islam a most dangerous variety of ignorance. Islam merges church and state into a totalitarian political theology. It is the most violent and irrational of pagan theologies.
An oft-cited claim by clever people and Moslems is that the moon deity Allah or the 'one' which references Hubal of course, and which is an idol of worship derived from Assyro-Babylonian cults which migrated via Syria into Mecca, is 'God'. I suppose any object can therefore be the same as a Christian 'god' including my large Ash tree. Muhammad the illiterate founder of the cult of submission, tries mightily to equate the moon deity referred to as the 'one' [a precursor to the label for Obama], with the god of Abraham. Historians say that Mohammed, who as a traveling trader was exposed to Judaism and Christianity during his visits to different places in Syria and Israel, tried to mimic those monotheistic faiths by taking Allah, the main deity within the Arabian pantheon, and making it the only god. Indeed, the basic confession of Islam is not that "Allah is Great" but that "Allah is Greater". Greater than all the other idols. This is what the phrase means.
This tendentious and false conflation, no matter how often it is repeated does not make it valid or real. Allah has nothing in common in origins, in history, in development or in style of veneration, with the Judeo-Christian ideal of god. The legion of mistakes, misquotes, misanthropy and overt violent supremacism reveal both the Koran and the Islamic cult to be little more than pre-modern proto-neolithic theologies using Judaism as a basis for both confirmation and credibility. Stating that my Ash tree is the same as the Christian god does not make it valid. Absurdity is still absurd. Lies paraded as truths are still lies.
In fact we can state this:
The credibility of Islam as a religion stands or falls on its core claim of historical continuity with Judaism and Christianity. If we divorce the Moslem cult from the other 2 Levantine Monotheism's Islam fails and collapses. This is why Moslems do not allow archeology, inquiry into the historical Koran or the historical Muhammad and why they disavow all analysis of their cult. Moslems intuitively know that Islam has nothing in common with the JC tradition.
This Moslem object of irrational worship and ritualization is a pre-Islamic pagan moon-god. Indeed, it is an established archaeological fact that worship of the moon-god was the main religion of the ancient Middle East. Any cursory study of this area of the world makes this clear. Since 5000 BC in all centers of Near Eastern development moon worship was the chief form of idol veneration. Arabia was no different in this regard.
In the last 200 hundred years prominent archaeologists have discovered throughout the Arabian peninsula thousands of inscriptions which prove beyond any doubt that the dominant religion of Arabia during Mohammed's day was the cult of the moon-god. Hub'Al[lah] was the chief god of Mecca, responsible for instance in repelling the Ethiopian invasion of 571 AD [the year of Muhammad's birth perhaps, though the dates for that do range from 570 to 580 AD].
For many generations before Mohammed was born – his full name was Muhammad ibn Abdullah or Muhammad the son of the slave of the 'one' or Hubal -- the Arabs worshipped some 360 pagan gods housed at the stone temple in Mecca called the Kabah. According to archaeologists, the chief deity of Mecca was the moon-god called Hubal or 'the one' [Al-Lah, El-Lah, i-Lah]. Independent historians have long confirmed that the pre-Islamic Arabs worshipped the moon-god by bowing in prayer toward Mecca several times a day. They would also make a pilgrimage to Mecca, run around the crude stone Kabah seven times and throw stones at the devil and the 'sunset' demon. They also fasted and were at 'peace' for one month, giving each other a respite from the interminable raiding, cattle thieving and caravan destruction which were the full time jobs of most Arabs. This period of Ramadan or quiet, would begin with the appearance of the crescent moon and would end when the crescent moon reappeared some 4 weeks later on. This Arab cult of ritualization existed centuries before the 'great man' Muhammad was born.
Today of course these same rites are still in existence within Islam. So much for progress. The pagan cult of modern Islam can find its antecedents in Assyro-Babylonian worship [Ba'al, Hub'al]; in Bedouin rites and practices [all of Islam's rituals]; and in a pre-modern lust for totalitarian control of society [the merger of church and state]; and the creation of a transcendent unknowable thing named El-Lah, which governs all will, all choices and which enacts pre-destination negating both human reason and human individuality. None of this is modern, rational, or remotely connected to Judeo-Christian development, which has mutated over the centuries to be the cultural basis for the creation of the modern world, a fact which cannot be denied.
Source material: Soeren Kern is Senior Analyst for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group.
Sura 12 relates the improbable tale that Joseph, a great prophet of the Hebrews and son of Jacob [born to Isaac, and grandson of Abraham]; was a Moslem ! Fantastic rewriting of actual history, which Western Phds clutching their Gender-Multiculti 'degrees' will declare to be accurate, factual and proven. Like all of the Koran it is ridiculous, absurd and yes, idiotic.
The problem with the constant Koranic claim that Hebrew and Christian Prophets were 'Moslem', is that Yahweh and the Christian God have nothing whatsoever in common with Baal the Lord or ilah of Mecca. Nothing. Baal as Muhammad's family deity and over-lord of the Kabaa shrine was the principal idol of a celestial cult. He was known as the moon deity of Mecca. He had a consort Allat the Sun goddess and two daughters representing Venus and the Moon. Elsewhere in the Near East Baal was associated with Sky Gods, Thunder and planetary motions. Mecca's Baal was thus one of many.
In the real world it is highly inane to claim that Joseph was preaching on behalf of Baal.
“Joseph lived 110 years. He saw great-grandchildren from both his sons. Before he died, he told his brothers that God would one day bring them up from Egypt into the land that God promised their fathers. He made them swear to carry his bones out of Egypt into that land. Joseph died and was embalmed and put in a coffin in Egypt.
Joseph was a Hebrew Patriarch, who informed and inspired Moses. He worshiped Yahweh who has precious little to do with Baal's cult. Moses was not a Baal cult member, in fact the Old Testament makes it clear the Canaanites and other Baal cult worshipers were evil. Child sacrifices, orgies, death, immoral behavior was the norm. Baal was to be rejected in order to worship Yahweh. The building of the golden calf by the Hebrews at the foot of Sinai [Mount Sin or Mount Moon], while Moses was inscribing the Commandments, was an emblem to Baal. In the ancient world the calf represented the worship of, and in the flesh, the sacrifice to, the celestial deity Baal.
In fact Sura 12 makes it clear the Jews and Christians are to be destroyed because they do not worship the Lord of Mecca [Baal or Muhammad, take your pick]. Far from preaching the cult of Baal, the Jews and Christians have rejected it.
Al Lah is 'The One' or 'The Lord'. It does not mean God. Christians attribute the Trinity to God – a blasphemy punished by death in Muhammadism. Jews associate Yahweh with their own personal destiny and nation. They use representations, idols and rituals in their worship – all of which are blasphemous and punished by death in the Muhammadan cult. Jews and Christians are thus Mushrikun, and unclean, criminals, who disavow the Sharia of Muhammad. They are not accepted as equals, but as untermensch who must be destroyed.