April 18, 2010
Hon. Mayor John Peyton
117 W. Duval St., Suite 400Jacksonville, FL 32202
Dear Mayor Peyton:
City of Jacksonville Council Consent Res. 2010-193.
I am a former Muslim, author of Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet and founder of faithfreedom.org, an organization created to provide guidance for Muslims who wish to leave Islam and often fear for their lives. I commend you for not accepting the nomination of Dr. Parvez Ahmed to the City of Jacksonville Human Rights Commission. Here are the reasons.
In his April 14, 2010 letter to City of Jacksonville Council, Dr. Ahmad portrayed himself as the victim of discrimination and racial/religious prejudices. He argued, “If the words Muslim in those quotes were replaced by the words African-American or Jewish or Buddhist will the Council treat information from such a source with credibility?”
Dr. Ahmed is committing the fallacy of false dilemma. Islam is not a race and it cannot be compared to any other religion. African Americans, Jews and Buddhists are not plotting to overthrow the governments of the world through widespread terror. They are not violating the human rights of others. And most certainly, they do not kill their critics.
The objective of Islam is clear. It is stated in the Quran and the hadith. It is world domination.
Muslims worship a deity who presents himself as an enemy of unbelievers (Q.2:98), who curses those who reject him (2:161), and orders his followers to slay them whenever they find them (2:191).
Muslims claim their religion is peaceful. The Quran belies that claim categorically and says fighting is prescribed for you, it is good for you, even if you dislike it (Q.2:216). It promises heavenly rewards for the martyrs (the suicide bombers) (Q.3:140) reassuring them that those who are killed in the cause of Allah, His mercy and forgiveness would be better than all the riches they amass (Q.3:157-8). The Quran comforts the believers that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are not dead, but rather alive, well-provided by their Lord (Q.3:169-71).
Over 512 verses of the Quran incite violence against non-believers, including the Jews and the Christians (Q.9:29). Only 17 verses in the entire Quran exhort the believers to goodly deeds. The gist of the Quran can be summarized in verses 8:38 and 2:193 that say Make war on them until disbelief is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme.
Do Jews, Buddhists or African Americans hold such beliefs? Islam is a supremacist ideology that should be equated to Nazism.
I have no doubt that Dr. Ahmed can impress many of his associates. Islam is a religion of deception and deceiving the enemy is part of the strategy of war.
According to Islam’s prophet, the world is divided into dar al harb (land of war) and dar al Islam (land of Islam). The duty of every Muslim is to wage war in the dar al harb so that it becomes dar al Islam. Muslims are always in the state of war with non-Muslims and deceiving the enemy is part of war. (Muslims are also in war with each other because each sect regards other sects as heretics).
Muhammad said, “War is deception.” He instructed his followers to lie to non-Muslims, win their trust and destroy them from within. There is a story about Ka’b ibn Ashraf, a young handsome leader of a Jewish tribe who criticized Muhammad in a poem. Muhammad ordered his assassination and instructed his assassins to malign him (Muhammad) to win Ka’b’s confidence and then kill him.
Muslims follow the examples of Muhammad. The Quran instructs them to not take the unbelievers as friends and rulers (Q. 3:28; 60:1; 4:144; 5:51; 8:73).
Muslims may pretend to be your friend, but as long as they believe in Islam, it would be a grave mistake to trust them. Ibn Kathir, a highly regarded Sunni scholar of 14th century recorded, "We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them." [Fath Al-Bāri, 10:544, quoted in Ibn Kathir, Tafsir, vol. 2, p. 141-143]. He also argued that Muslims can even deny that they are Muslims and deny Islam, the Qur’an and Muhammad, to deceive their enemy. [Imamovic, Outlines of Islamic Doctrine, p. 346].
Not even treaties with Muslims are binding. (Q. 47:35; 2:224-225; 66:1-2, ccf: 16:91, 94). They are used to provide time to regroup and rearm.
Muhammad believed that lying was acceptable and even taught how to expiate an oath. He is reported saying, “Allah willing, if ever I take an oath to do something, and later on I find that it is more beneficial to do something different, I will do the thing which is better, and give expiation for my oath.” [Bukhari, vol. 4, Hadith No. 361]
Ghazzali, the most famous and highly regarded Muslim scholar of all times, states that lying is obligatory when the goal is obligatory and it cannot be reached by telling the truth [Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, 1368, Reliance of the Traveller, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller (1994), r.8.2, p. 745]. Spreading Islam is obligatory. Since it is impossible to spread Islam with the truth, Muslims are obliged to lie. This is called taqiyya (holy deception).
The ultimate purpose of taqiyya, is to confuse and split the enemy, so that they can be conquered for Allah. A perfect example of this is when Muslims quote the quranic verse 2:256, ‘there is no compulsion in religion,’ but they fail to cite verse 9:5 (and many others) which orders them to slay the unbelievers.
It is true that there is no compulsion to convert to Islam. You will be also given the choice to pay the jizyah, submissively, while being humiliated and feeling subdued, or accept death (Q. 9:29) How can we talk about compulsion when you are given two other choices?
Throughout history, Islamic forces have deceived their victims, making them think Islam and Muslims are peace-loving, only later to find the opposite. In A.D. 635, Damascus fell to Muslims because they deceived the Bishop of Damascus who opened the city gates at night.
Muslims in the west are hard at work, doing taqiyya, deceiving the politicians, the clergy and even the rabbis so that they open the gates of America to them. As history shows, thrusting Muslims is an irreparable mistake.
Dr. Ahmed advises the Council, not to rely on hate groups. Anyone who reads the Quran can see that Islam is the ultimate hate group. He urges the honorable members to read his blog. Words are cheap, especially when aimed to deceive the unbelievers in the dar al harb. Will Dr. Ahmed renounce any of the violent and hate mongering verses of the Quran without rationalizing them and sugarcoating them?
No Muslim should ever be accepted in any position of authority. Since the loyalty of Muslims is to Islam and Islam is in perpetual war with non-Muslim countries (dar al harb), no Muslim should be allowed to serve in the military, hold political office or be nominated to any committee.
Islam is in violation of human rights. As long as Dr. Ahmed cannot repudiate the Islamic law that prescribes killing the apostates, nominating him to a human rights commission would be a mockery of human rights.
As long as Muslims hold to the Quran and are not willing to reject over 500 verses that promote violence, hate and terror, they should not be trusted. There is no need to make a background check on an individual basis. Their adherence to Islam is enough evidence that their loyalty is to a subversive doctrine that is inimical to our system.
While most Muslims are nominal and know nothing about Islam and its goal and are deceived themselves, the “evangelical” Muslims know its agenda and should never be trusted.
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