Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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Suffering through the Koran – Sura 25 named 'The Criterion'.

The 'criterion' are simple; believe, obey, fight, jihad, and rule.

by Ferdinand III

This chapter serves purposes. First it justifies the divine connection between Mohammed and the male moon deity Ali-ilah or Allah. Second it reiterates the reasons how Muslims can achieve superiority and why they should believe in the Arabian moon cult. The devout humble Muslim, prostrating himself before the moon deity must observe the criterion around submission. If enough Muslims do this and undertake jihad and war to spread the message, than Islam will be triumphant. No ethical program needed.

The politician and war leader Mohammed must be obeyed – without any questions: “And they say: 'What sort of a Messenger is this, who eats food, and walks through the streets? Why has not an angel been sent down to him to give admonition with him?'” [25:7] In other words, if the illiterate Mohammed who is erecting a political system is chosen by 'God' to be the messenger on earth, why is there is no divine shows of approbation and approval ? The answer is simple there is no need for such displays of supernatural approbation– just shut up and accept that Mohammed is the divinely annointed prophet: “Soon will they know, when they see the Penalty, who it is that is most misled in Path!” [25:42] Disbelieving Mohammed's credentials means death.

As well Allah is to be obeyed, not questioned, nor even understood. Nowhere in the Koran is Ali-ilah explained for what it is – the Meccan male moon deity, one with a 3.000 year history before the time of Mohammed. There is no need to try to comprehend exactly what Allah is. You just need to follow 'its' message made complete through the propaganda of the illiterate Mohammed: “And the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, 'Peace'!” [25: 63].

Be humble, be penitent – but never use your mind, your capacity or your imagination to inquire, question or attempt to understood who Mohammed really is; or what Ali-ilah or its 'message' truly means. Submit and be quiet. This is hardly the ethos of an ideology which promotes the individual, the human and the intelligent.

“Those who spend the night in adoration of their Lord prostrate and standing.” Adore your Lord, the great Ali-ilah, but never ask who or what it is; its lineage, its history; and why you the sentient human cannot use your rationality to ask questions, or follow what your individuality would like to follow.

For Islam and its supreme being, the moon-guy Allah, demand total prostration – not partial: “He did lead me astray from the Message (of Allah) after it had come to me! Ah! the Evil One is but a traitor to man!” [25:29]. Any deviation from Islamic orthodoxy is prohibited.

For those who stray even remotely from Koranic doctrine, death and destruction is assured: “And We commanded: “You both go, to the people who have rejected our Signs:” and those (people) We destroyed with utter destruction.” [25:36]. All signs – including natural phenomenon – come from Allah. Reject any of them, or observely, reject Allah and you reject nature, life and creation itself. You therefore must die.

“Had it been Our Will, We could have sent a warner to every center of the population. Therefore do not listen to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness, with the (Qu'ran).” [25:52]

Muslims must 'strive' with jihad to either convert or kill those who are not sufficiently prostrated to the moon deity Ali-ilah. Jihad is the 6th pillar of Islam and mandatory. Not to go to war to spread Islam is simply a sin.

Predestination is also an important part of this Sura and of Islamic doctrine in general. According to the Koran, 'Unbelievers' are going to die anyways, since they have offended the great moon deity: “This day do not plead for a single destruction: plead for destruction oft-repeated!” [25:14] Not only will individuals and populations be destroyed, but it should be repeated again and again, until the world gets the message that Islam cannot be disobeyed.

This Sura is violent and supremacist. It holds little value for life, the individual and free will. It is a simple example of totalitarian ideology and one which has no comport with Western ideals.

[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.]