Friday, March 02, 2012

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Holy Koran! Sura 65 'The Divorce'

Manage your women properly. And oh by the way, Infidels are damned.

by Ferdinand III

Running totals from Sura 2 to 65:

Total number of verses from Sura 2 to 65: 5152

Total number of verses in 2-65, which preach violence against non-Moslems1276

Violent verses as a % of total from Sura 2 to 65: 25 %

Sura 2 to 65 as a % of the 6346 verses in the Koran: 81%

Women are tools, objects and procreation devices. Men rule, women obey. There is no text or legal code of 'female rights'. Anyone who claims so is an absurd apologist for what should be regarded as one of history's most anti-female documents ever created – the book named 'Recital'.

The Koran, and Islam in general is obviously and decidedly a misogynistic tool. There is little in the Koran which elevates women. It is quite clear that hierarchy exists within the Muslim world, with Arab males at the top and female slaves near the bottom. This Sura outlines the 'laws' regarding divorce and its first seven verses are the only verses in the Koran which one can consider to be 'nice' to women. For in these verses there are commands given by the impersonal force and thing Allah, on how men should approach a divorce – but as usual with the Koran, the text is so badly written and garbled that any number of interpretations can be collected from its reading:

O Prophet! When you do divorce women, divorce them at their prescribed periods, and count (accurately) their prescribed periods: and fear Allah your Lord: and do not turn them out of their houses, nor shall they (themselves) leave, except in case they are guilty of some open lewdness, those are limits set by Allah...” [65:1]

...There is no law here, just a general code of conduct. So don't divorce your women – plural – unless they have misbehaved. Notice that Islam allows men polygamy, but not females. It takes for granted the inferior status of women. In Suras 4, 9, 60 for instance which are written after this Sura, and elsewhere in the Koran, it is pretty clear that women do not have the same rights as men [they are half the value of a man]; and that a man can simply divorce a woman by saying 'I divorce you' three times. Thus the fallacy of quoting Sura 65 as an example of glowing female 'rights' within Islam is that the entire notion of female equality within the Koranic cult is false, and this Sura is anyways superseded by later Suras which in Islamic theology are far more important than earlier Suras.

The first 7 verses are 'laws' or admonitions which are entirely at the discretion of the man who runs the household as a patriarchal monarch. He can determine what is 'lewd' or improper. There is no objective set of definitions as to what constitutes improper conduct on the part of the female. One can say that society is obviously better off if the men take care of their wife or wives in the case of the Moslem cult. This is the essence of 65:1. Such a demand is especially relevant in a pre-modern and quite brutal existence in pre-Islamic Arabia. It is highly unlikely that the Bedouins had developed a robust and rich welfare state replete with guaranteed social support for divorced women.

But this is the Koran. Besides 'female management' there is the all important theme of violence against the UnBelievers. This is the 'good stuff' of Koranic theology. In this Sura of 12 verses only 4 preach hate speech against those who are either not Moslem, or dare to defy the thunderous strictures of the Al-Lah moon diety. How moderate.


And many a town (population) revolted against the Command of its Lord and His Messengers, and We called it to a severe account (i.e. torment in this worldly life), and shall punish it with a horrible torment (in Hell, in the Hereafter).


So it tasted the evil result of its disbelief, and the consequence of its disbelief was loss (destruction in this life and aneternal punishment in the Hereafter).


Allah has prepared for them a severe torment. So fear Allah and keep your duty to Him, O men of understanding who have believed! - Allah has indeed sent down to you a Reminder (this Qur'an).


(And has also sent to you) a Messenger (Muhammad SAW), who recites to you the Verses of Allah (the Qur'an) containing clear explanations, that He may take out, those who believe and do righteous good deeds from the darkness (of polytheism and disbelief) to the light (of Monotheism and true Faith). And whosoever believes in Allah and performs righteous good deeds, He will admit him into Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. Allah has indeed granted for him an excellent provision.

Verse 11 lays out a fantastic hereafter for the pious Moslem and by contrast and default, an eternity of hellfire and doom for those who reject Allah's messenger. Severe torment awaits the Unbeliever [65:10], who is linked to evil in his disbelief [65:9]; and who will follow those in times past who 'revolted' against the 'commands' of the moon deity of Mecca. Toleration indeed.

Only those who submit and lose their individuality, free-will and rationality to the Al-Lah idol will prosper. The rest will simply be eradicated. This is a cult of intense intolerance merged with a rapturous and diabolical obsession about the Day of Judgement. It is fair to say that besides misogyny the Koran and the cult of Muhammad are fascistically and fatalistically entranced with the destruction of those who reject his prophet-hood. In that vein Islam does not differ that much from other pagan cults of communalism.