The moon cult fun never ends in the Koran. Why waste time with an ethical program, and the expostulation of such trifles as the Golden Rule, guilt, gratitude, and universal tolerance? The Koran gets to the meat and heart of a political theology intent on domination, supremacism, and violence. The world is Manichean, or Mithraic, and is black and white. There is the good side, the 'Muslims' or followers of the moon cult male deity Al-Allah, or ali-ilah. The rest are unbelievers, idolaters, and wayward souls who must be brought back to Islam, or failing that, dominated by the only true practitioners of moon cult obeisance, the wonderful and perfect Muslims, who wield the 'Iron' to use in war, a material bestowed of course upon humanity by Al-Allah.
“...and We sent down Iron, in which is (material for) might war, as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will help, unseen, Him and His Messengers:....” [57:25]
The Koran views the human as a dumb animal. Allah, the only intelligent and worthwhile thing in the Universe, along with his 'creator', the mad Mad Mohammed, who infused the male moon deity of Mecca with Judeo-Christian anthropomorphic attributes. Follow the cult's leader Mohammed, and submit yourself to the moon deity. If you do you will be rewarded and if you don't:
“...Your abode is the Fire: that is the proper place to claim you: and an evil refuge it is!” [57:15]
What tolerance. What gratitude. What faith!
It says a lot about the poverty of the Arab-Muslim political project when a human created invention, as intelligent, interesting and complicated as the manufacturing of iron, is given credit to the moon idol. The Arabs in the time of Mohammed and for millenia before his birth had no industry to speak of. They survived through the trading of goods, and by plunder, pillage and warring. Iron was invented in Indo-Europe during circa 750-500 B.C, and foundries were established across Europe and the Near East, and into China. The Chinese had some of the largest foundries in history, and by 1000 AD were producing great quantities of iron for public and military uses. The foundries were destroyed by the Confucian mystical cult, who viewed the increase in general wealth and living standards as a threat to Mandarin rule. The Chinese were also the first to produce steel from cast iron around 200 B.C., a set of technologies and skills which spread quickly to the Roman empire and entered a phase of mass production and extension. Nothing like the above was ever created in the Arab lands.
As usual with the Muslims, any invention, creation or thing of necessity was of course a Muslim idea. Not only is iron the gift of Al-Allah, but so too is anything of remote value on the globe, or used by humans. Day, night, light, rainbows, the rain, tools, houses, food, pottery, clothing, carts, horses, swords, palms, dates, milk – the list of Allah's beneficence is endless. He made them all. The human as viewed by the Koran and Islamic supporters, is a useless entity. You have no free will. You invent nothing. Your only duty is to shut up, obey this moon idol Allah, and ritualize your life into a moribund stupidity of infantile regulation and child-like amazement at the omnipotence of this moon thing. In fact your submission to the moon cult should be so total, and totalitarian, that you need to donate Allah your wealth, in order to prosecute the Jihad – the real Jihad that is – or war against the stinking infidel:
“For those who give in charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, it shall be increased manifold....” [57:18]
A loan to the moon deity? The only reason you loan money to the cult leadership is so the cult can expand and acquire the 'Iron' needed to wage Jihad. This sentence is repeated twice [57:11 and 18], making it clear that Allah wants your money. Charity in the Muslim world does not exist as it does in the Jewish or Christian. There are two charities in Islam. The Zakat or welfare tax, is used as a donation to ensure the strength of the Umma, and to sustain it. Only poor Muslims receive the Zakat. Infidels are excluded. The second form of 'charity', is the transfer of monies to the Messenger or his appointed representative, to expand the Allah-cult either through war, conversion, the building of mosques, or some form of external aggression. 'Iron' given to Muslims by Allah, is one commodity which would be bought by this forced 'charity':
“Believe in Allah and His Messenger, and spend (in charity) out of the (substance) whereof He has made you heirs. For, those of you who believe and spend (in charity), - for them is a great Reward.” [57:7]
The 'substance' is iron. Not iron for pots, pans and axles for carts. But iron for war. Give your money to the cult. Let it buy the substance for war. And participate in the war:
“Not equal among you are those who spent (freely) and fought, before the Victory, (with those who did so later). Those are higher in rank....” [57:10]
Give your money and fight to spread the cult. It is pretty clear isn't it? But of course the anti-Western multi-cult hypocrites will wail that Islamic 'charity' means charity – an endless offering to help the poor and oppressed. This Sura makes it clear that charity benefits only Muslims and that an important duty of all Muslim's is to support the acquisition of iron, and to spread the Jihad. Reading benign intentions into what is clearly a program of aggression does not make you progressive or nuanced. It just means you are stupid.
This Sura contains not one single sentence of an ethical code. It does have 5 verses descrying the infidel and forecasting their painful death in the fires of hell. Another 14 verses repeat ad-nauseum that the moon deity Allah, is the only animating force in the universe and that by extension the human has no impact on affairs and thus no free will. Your only sacred duty is to bow down and revel in its power and omniscience. A further 6 verses intone that you must follow the chosen Messenger Mohammed since he is the embodiment of the true faith in Allah, “And the Messenger invites you to believe in your Lord, and indeed has taken from your Covenant, if you are men of faith.” [57:8] A further 4 verses inform the reader that all Jewish and Christian practices, ideas, prophets and beliefs are actually that of the moon cult and that Jesus for example is a moon-cult 'messenger' and “That the People of the Book may know that they have no power whatever over the Grace of Allah, that (His) Grace is (entirely) in His hand, to bestow on it on whomsoever He wills.” [57:29] Thus of the 29 verses 18 demand mindless submission to Allah and his Messenger, and 11 outline either punishment for unbelievers, or why the infidels are really wayward Muslims who will either return to Islam or face the consequences.
This is a 'religion'? It sounds like immature, irrational and psychotic babble to me.
The theme of the Iron Sura is pretty clear. Muslims should give money to the cult so it can purchase 'Iron' given by Allah to mankind anyways as a gift. The iron of Islamic faith must dominate all other theologies. In the fatalist predetermination which is the Koran, the non-Muslims of the world will lose, because the Muslim moon deity has decreed it so. In other words it is in vain that anyone 'resists' the cult of Allah. His followers must triumph because they are the only ones following the true sharia or path as laid down by the Messenger and his divine moon presence.
This Sura only gives credence and support to the notion that Islam is the greatest and most exagerrated of mankind's various forms of pagan Fascism, ever invented. Twisted, sad, irrational, and mystical. That is the real moral of this Sura.
[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.]