[June 4 2012, Tunisian Christian, caught by the cult of Peace, has his head cut off]
[Thai Buddhist baby, be-headed, 2011, by that wonderful cult of peace and love]
With the exception of the Hebrews and Abraham [circa 2250 BC], Bronze Age and Iron age cults [2500-1000 BC, and 1000-100 BC], were fanatically obsessed with soaking human blood into the earth to propitiate the unknowable dialectical 'gods' who capriciously and ruthlessly managed and manipulated human existence, fertility, the harvest and natural elements, and the fates of life. Pagan Arabia was no different in this respect than any other region within the Near East. Within the Eastern Mediterranean world, the cults of the Bronze and Iron ages were celestial and hydrological. Human and animal sacrifice were deemed mandatory as tokens of appeasement, and salvation, with human blood soaking into the earth as a form of regeneration for the earth goddess, with child and human sacrifice regarded as the epitome of human obeisance to unaccountable, vengeful, fearsome and mendacious gods. Floods, drought, and changing patterns of rain and moisture, which could destroy villages and cities, were also pre-emptively assuaged through blood-letting and the murder of the young.
The cult of Islam cannot be divorced from its Bronze and Iron age influences and antecedents. Robert Hoyland, clearly outlines that during these epochs in Arabia, human and blood sacrifice was common. In fact ornate altars or important stones, such as the Black Rock [an asteroid] in Mecca were used for these blood-letting murders. The intent was to soak the ground, appease the dialectical forces of the 'one' or 'ones' [ilah or al-lahs], and ensure the continuance of the community, tribe and city-state. One finds the same practices during the same period throughout the Near East. There was in this sense a cultural uniformity pertaining to cult practices. This is a sensible inference given that Mecca and northern Arabia were clearly under the dominion and cultural suzerainty first of the Sumerian-Akkadian empires [3000-1900 BC], and then of the neo-Babylonian and Chaldean states [1800-1600 and 600-500 BC]. Moon worship was a central pillar of these cults in the forms of Sin, Marduk, Ba'al [who became a sky and thunder god as well], and in Mecca Hub'Al [the ilah or al-lah of Mecca].
The linkage of blood propitiation in the cult of Submission is easily traceable therefore, back to the Bronze and Iron ages. It is enshrined in the Koran and its 1600 verses of violence and adjurations to war and destruction of non-Moslems, as well as the invocation of family 'right' to slaughter sons and daughters who are not pious enough. Each year some 20.000 daughters are slaughtered and thousands of non-Moslems have their necks severed, their heads cut off, or their bodies blown into bloody bits, to appease the ilah of Mecca, Hub'Al, transformed by Muhammad into 'god', in which it is unclear if Muhammad actually thought he was the god himself. This blood soaked savagery comes directly out of the life of Muhammad and from early Islamic imperialism.
Many examples of Muhammad beheading Infidels exists. One example is from the book 'Ibn Ishaq Sirat Rasul Allah' by A. Guillaume page 461-465, in which we read that the prophet of the Meccan Hub'al beheaded 700 Jewish men and boys from the Banu Quraiza tribe which he besieged in his war to cleanse Arabia of all Jews – a mission completed by 630 AD or a mere 10 years after he became military dictator of Medina:
...Now the apostle had besieged B. Qanuqa who were allies of Al Khazrah. [p.464] Then the apostle went out to the market in Medina (which is still its market today) and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. Among them was the enemy of Allah Huyayy b. Akhtab and Ka’b b. Asad their chief. There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900.
The Nazis would later copy the Arab-Moslem technique of slaughtering Jews. The men and boys, some of them children, were forced to dig a long trench. They were lined up in a long row on top of the trench. Moslems would then sever their heads and kick the bodies into the trench. Other Jewish slaves would fill in the trench and the dead bodies. If they were male, they would likewise be slaughtered at the end and dumped in the last part of the trench. It is highly likely that Muhammad himself would have participated in this event, killing Jews with his own hands. Beheading thus comes at the front, center and core of Islamic practice. Behead those who insult Islam, is not an idle or 'modern' fetish. The antecedents for such barbarity date to the founding of Islam.
The practice to behead anyone who opposes Islam emanates from the founding of this cult. The Hadiths promote the use of severing heads, as a manner of propitiation to Allah and in imitation of Muhammad. Anything Muhammad did was 'holy'. Anything which 'pleases' Allah is divinely sanctioned. For instance:
-A group of Arabian Christians had converted to Islam, but recanted after viewing first hand the atavistic violence and blood-letting of the Moslem cult. They apostasized. Their reward ? They were hunted down and beheaded by the 2nd caliph Ali and his men.
Tabari 17:187 “By God, our religion (din) from which we have departed is better and more correct than that which these people follow. Their religion does not stop them from shedding blood, terrifying the roads, and seizing properties.' And they returned to their former religion.”
-Muhammad or Allah [are they same ?] said you must slaughter in order to appease Allah:
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 327: - “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 990: - Abu Jahl, who was a fierce opponent of Muhammad, was caught and beheaded by Muhammad and his men. The Koran in Sura 96 discusses the end of Abu Jahl:
Tell me if he (the disbeliever, Abu Jahl) denies (the truth, i.e. this Qur'an), and turns away?
Nay! If he (Abu Jahl) ceases not, We will catch him by the forelock,
Nay! (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him))! Do not obey him (Abu Jahl). Fall prostrate and draw near to Allah!
It is clear that cutting off someone's head is standard Moslem practice. Such barbarity is what one would expect from a pagan-pre Iron age initiated cult. It is unclear however, why such savagery is deemed to be 'religious' and why anyone, anywhere in the world, defends a cult soaked in blood as a 'great religion'. These delusions point not to tolerance, but simply to stupidity and ignorance, mixed with immoral and banal cowardice.