AS A PARENT, I STILL CANNOT IMAGINE THE ANGUISH THE PARENTS OF THE YOUNG AID WORKER, KAYLA MUELLER, ARE SUFFERING AFTER BEING INFORMED BY THE FBI THAT, ACCORDING TO EYEWITNESSES, THEIR DAUGHTER WAS KEPT AS A SEX SLAVE BY THE SELF-PROCLAIMED LEADER OF THE NEW ISLAMIC CALIPHATE, ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI AND WAS REPEATEDLY TORTURED.
WITNESSES, INCLUDING THE CAPTURED "WIFE" OF AN 'ISIS' LEADER, ABU SAYYAF, AND SEVERAL YOUNG YAZIDI CAPTIVES HAVE STATED THAT THEY SAW HER TORTURED AND BEATEN.
A 12-YEAR OLD ESCAPED PRISONER FROM SINJAR PROVINCE HAS DESCRIBED THE TREATMENT OF FEMALES AS MOST BRUTAL.
FEB. 10, 2014
"The Islamic State announced Friday that Mueller was killed when a Jordanian fighter jet bombed the building where she was being held in the north-central Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital.
It was the first time the Islamic State, a radical al-Qaeda offshoot, had acknowledged publicly that it was holding the young woman.
The U.S. government has confirmed that Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held hostage by the Islamic State in Syria, was killed, reaching that conclusion after the group sent pictures of her body to her family.
The sexual enslavement of even teenage girls is seen as religiously endorsed by the group and regarded as a recruiting tool.
Kayla’s mother said she had thought her daughter had been treated reasonably until she learned about the conditions of her captivity during a June meeting with FBI officials in Washington.
The FBI said they learned about Mueller’s mistreatment from the wife of a senior Islamic State operative captured earlier this year, as well as young female members of the Yazidi religious sect who had spent two months in captivity with Mueller before at least one of them escaped last fall."
VERY TROUBLESOME READING.
OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF ALL WHO HAVE SUFFERED UNDER ISIS/ISIL.
THERE ARE NO WORDS OF COMFORT, NOR EVEN LOVE THAT CAN ASSUAGE THE AGONY OF THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE, BUT WE ALL HAVE SHARED IN OTHERS' GRIEF AND CAN ONLY HOPE THAT, SOMEHOW, SOMEDAY OUR CARING AND CONCERN WILL HELP THOSE WHO MOURN.
SADNESS AT THEIR GOING, PEACE TO THEIR ASHES.
ON PURE ISLAM THERE WILL BE MANY WHO WILL NOT BELIEVE MANY "HORROR STORIES" COMING OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST REGARDING CERTAIN 'PRACTICES' OF ISIS OR OTHER MUSLIM GROUPS/SECTS.
THAT IS WHAT PROMPTS ME TO WRITE THE FOLLOWING.
IT SEEMS WESTERNERS, AND INDEED MANY "WESTERNIZED" MUSLIMS, HAVE TROUBLE ACCEPTING THAT ISLAM HAS SOME VERY STRANGE BELIEFS THAT ARE NOT WELL KNOWN EXCEPT TO THOSE BORN IN MUSLIM NATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST OR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE DILIGENTLY STUDIED THE "ACCEPTABLE" QUR'AN (NOT A TRANSLATION).
I HAVE APPLIED MYSELF TO SUCH A STUDY FOR A BIT OVER 40 YEARS.
SEVERAL AMERICAN LIVES WERE SAVED ONE DAY IN THE 1960s, JUST OUTSIDE TEHRAN, IRAN, BY AN HONORABLE BEDOUIN WHO ROSE AGAINST A LYING "WITNESS" WHO ACCUSED THE AMERICANS OF A CRIME.
HE REVEALED THE MAN, A FELLOW MUSLIM, AS A THIEF AND A LIAR.
WHEN SOME OF THE GRATEFUL AMERICANS TRIED TO APPROACH HIM LATER THAT EVENING WITH GIFTS AND PROPERLY THANK HIM BY TRANSLATOR, THEY WERE WAVED AWAY FROM HIS CAMPFIRE, BUT, FROM A DISTANCE, HE TOLD THEM THAT, THOUGH HE HAD TO REVEAL THE LIE AND THE THEFT OF THE OTHER MUSLIM, HE HIMSELF WOULD HAVE TO COME AGAINST THEM IF THEY DID NOT CONVERT, AND THAT, IF THEY DID NOT CONVERT, THEY SHOULD LEAVE HIS COUNTRY, LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST AND NEVER RETURN, FOR, SURELY, THEY WOULD ALWAYS BE ENEMIES OF ISLAM IN AN UNCONVERTED STATE.
HE THEN HANDED TO A MAN BESIDE HIM A COPY OF THE QUR'AN, DIRECTING HIM TO GIVE IT TO THE TRANSLATOR [A MUSLIM] AND TOLD THE TRANSLATOR THAT THE AMERICAN WHO HAD TAUGHT HIM HIS TRADE WOULD DO WELL TO READ AND CONVERT.
THE TRANSLATOR COULD NOT GIVE IT TO THE AMERICAN BESIDE WHOM THE BEDOUIN HAD WORKED FOR MONTHS [ SUCH IS FORBIDDEN] , SO HE GENTLY PLACED THE BOOK ONTO A CAMP STOOL, FROM WHICH THE INTENDED RECIPIENT RETRIEVED IT, WHILE ALL MUSLIMS PRESENT PRETENDED TO (?) RESTRAIN HIM FROM TAKING IT.
THE AMERICAN GOT THE BOOK, NO MUSLIM 'SINNED', AND THE BEDOUIN WAVED TO HIM A FINAL TIME.
IT WAS DISCOVERED EARLY THE NEXT MORNING THAT ALL BEDOUIN HAD LEFT DURING THE NIGHT.
NONE RETURNED ON PAYDAY.
NONE EVER RETURNED BEFORE THE AMERICANS WHO HAD VISITING WIVES WERE TOLD THEIR WIVES MUST IMMEDIATELY LEAVE IRAN THAT DAY, NOR DID THE BEDOUIN RETURN BEFORE THE AMERICANS' EQUIPMENT AND INSTRUMENTS WERE "NATIONALIZED" THE NEXT WEEK, AND EVERYTHING THEY OWNED WAS CONFISCATED, AND THEY WERE PARADED TO A COMPANY PLANE A FEW DAYS LATER IN THEIR 'SKIVVIES' AND TOLD TO NEVER RETURN.
ALL OF THIS WAS WHILE THE "FRIENDLY SHAH" WAS IN POWER AND THE AYATOLLAH WAS IN EXILE.
THINGS WERE LITTLE BETTER IN KUWAIT OR BAHRAIN.
THIS WAS ALSO 30 YEARS BEFORE THE FIRST GULF WAR, WHICH SHOULD DISPEL THE IDEA THAT THAT, ALONE, IS WHAT CAUSED ALL OF ISLAM TO HATE AMERICA/AMERICANS.
IT TOOK ABOUT 8 YEARS TO AGONIZINGLY "TRANSLATE" THAT LITTLE QUR'AN.
WE HAD LITTLE HELP ALONG THE WAY.
WE TOLD OURSELVES WE "OWED IT TO THE NOMAD" FOR SAVING ALL THOSE LIVES.
IN ALL HONESTY, I FREELY ADMIT THAT CURIOSITY MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE WAS MY PERSONAL DRIVING FORCE.
NOT EVERY DAY, BUT MOST DAYS, I DRAG OUT THE LAST NOTEBOOK I'VE FILLED AND THE RAGGED LITTLE BOOK AND HAVE ANOTHER GO AT COMPREHENDING THE MIND THAT DICTATED THIS "NOBLE QUR'AN".
I SIMPLY CANNOT DO SO.
YES, I HAVE ASKED MYSELF IF, PERHAPS, WHOMEVER THE "PROPHET" DICTATED THESE WORDS TO TOOK SOME LIBERTIES AND MAYBE CHANGED SOME WORDS,OR ADDED TO OR SUBTRACTED FROM, BUT SO MUCH OF WHAT IS WRITTEN DEFIES COMPREHENSION.
AND I'VE EVEN ASKED MYSELF IF WE CAN BE CERTAIN THAT MUHAMMAD REALLY WAS ILLITERATE, UNABLE TO READ OR WRITE AS WE ARE TOLD.
DID HE HIMSELF PEN THIS?
I HAVE SAID ALL THAT TO SAY THIS...YOU WHO HAVE NEVER MADE DILIGENT STUDY OF THE ORIGINAL, UNTRANSLATED TEXT HAVE BEEN MISLED BY THOSE WHO WILL TELL YOU THAT ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE.
BY THE PROPHET'S OWN DESIGN, IT IS A RELIGION OF CONQUEST, A RELIGION THAT MUST, BY "HOLY EDICT" BRING UNDER SUBJECTION, CAUSE TO SUBMIT, ALL THE POPULATION OF THIS EARTH, EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD, ALL OF THEM.
FOR THE 'PROPHET', THERE CAN BE NO PEACE UNTIL ISLAM HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY EVER HUMAN CREATURE.
FOR AS LONG AS JUST ONE PERSON STANDS AGAINST OR DISAGREES WITH ISLAM, THERE MUST BE WAR.
I AM SUCH A PERSON.
I UNDERSTAND CONQUEST.
I UNDERSTAND FORCING THE ENEMY TO SUBMIT.
I EVEN UNDERSTAND THE REASONS WE MAY SEE ONE ANOTHER AS ENEMIES.
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND OTHER THINGS THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY ALLOWED BY THE WORDS OF THE 'PROPHET' HIMSELF, THINGS THAT HAVE BECOME LAW, THINGS THAT MUST BE OR SHOULD BE OR CAN BE DONE WITHOUT PUNISHMENT, WITHOUT ANYONE WHO BELIEVES THE PROPHET'S WORDS QUESTIONING THE SANITY OR ETHICS OR MORALITY OF THOSE THINGS, OR BEING SIMPLY APPALLED BY SOME THINGS THAT ARE ALLOWED.
AN UNCANNY, VENOMOUS, DEEP-SEATED HATRED BEGINS TO APPEAR IN FAIRLY EARLY "CHAPTERS" OF THE QUR'AN AND GROWS INTO MONSTROUS PROPORTIONS.
WHILE MUHAMMAD SEEMED PERFECTLY CONTENT TO LET JEWS AND CHRISTIANS AND ALL OTHER RELIGIONS WORSHIP WHOM THEY PLEASED WHILE HE DICTATED THE FIRST "SURA" AT MECCA, AFTER HE WAS FORCED TO FLEE MECCA, HE BECAME ANGRIER AND ANGRIER AT ALL WHO WOULD NOT ACCEPT THIS NEW RELIGION.
IN OTHER PLACES, SOME PASSAGES ARE ALMOST VERBATIM OF THE JEWISH TORAH.
AT SOME POINT IN TIME, THE 'PROPHET' EITHER DID READ AND READ FOR HIMSELF THE MORE ANCIENT HEBREW ACCOUNT OF CREATION, OF ABRAHAM, OF MOSES' JOURNEY, OR SOMEONE READ IT TO HIM...REPEATEDLY, IT SEEMS.
WE READ THE ACCOUNT ABOVE OF THE RAPE AND TORTURE OF A YOUNG AMERICAN WOMAN WHO HAD GONE TO SYRIA TO RENDER HUMANITARIAN AID TO VICTIMS OF THAT UNFORTUNATE CIVIL WAR.
"In Islam, Muhammad is considered (the “ideal man”).
Muhammad is in no way considered divine, nor is he worshipped (no image of Muhammad is permitted lest it encourage idolatry), but he is the model par excellence for all Muslims in how they should conduct themselves.
It is through Muhammad’s personal teachings and actions — which make up the “way of the Prophet,” the Sunnah — that Muslims discern what is a good and holy life.
Details about the Prophet — how he lived, what he did, his non-Quranic utterances, his personal habits — are indispensable knowledge for any faithful Muslim."
ANOTHER THING THAT MOST DO NOT KNOW ABOUT ISLAM:"Knowledge of the Sunnah comes primarily from the hadiths (“reports”) about Muhammad’s life, which were passed down orally until codified in the eighth century AD, some hundred years after Muhammad’s death.
The hadiths comprise the most important body of Islamic texts after the Quran; they are basically a collection of anecdotes about Muhammad’s life believed to have originated with those who knew him personally.
There are thousands upon thousands of hadiths, some running to multiple pages, some barely a few lines in length.
When the hadiths were first compiled in the eighth century AD, it became obvious that many were inauthentic. The early Muslim scholars of hadith spent tremendous labor trying to determine which hadiths were authoritative and which were suspect.
The most reliable and authoritative collection, Sahih Al-Bukhari, recognized as sound by all schools of Islamic scholarship, were translated by a Muslim scholar."
STILL, NO TRANSLATION IS ACCEPTABLE."CONVERTS" ARE EXPECTED TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE IN WHICH ALL THE HADITHS AND THE QUR'AN ITSELF WAS WRITTEN.
IS RAPE AND TORTURE ENDORSED, EVEN MANDATED BY THE 'PROPHET'?
I ASSURE YOU THAT IT IS.
IS PEDOPHILIA ALLOWED?
YES, IT IS, BUT IT IS NOT VIEWED AS A CRIME NOR A SIN IN ISLAM, IF ONE GOES ABOUT IT "CORRECTLY".
IS SODOMY ALLOWED, OR BESTIALITY?
YES, BUT, AGAIN, THERE ARE "PROPER" WAYS TO GO ABOUT THOSE THINGS, WAYS IN WHICH THEY ARE ALLOWED, "CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES" CREATE "NEEDS OF A MAN TO DO SO".
IN THE CASE OF BESTIALITY, THE ANIMAL IS SUPPOSED TO BE SLAUGHTERED AND BURNED AFTERWARD.
AS WE CAN SEE FROM LIVE CAMERAS' FOOTAGE TAKEN IN A COUPLE OF MIDDLE EASTERN NATIONS AT NIGHT BY DRONES, SOME MUSLIMS DO NOT SLAUGHTER THE ANIMALS THEY RAPE, BUT PASS THEM ON TO OTHERS INSTEAD, FOR THEIR USE.
WHO CAN COMPREHEND THIS SORT OF THING AS ACCEPTABLE?
IS "TEMPORARY MARRIAGE" ALLOWED SO THAT A MUSLIM DOES NOT "SIN" BY HAVING SEX WITH A WILLING OR UNWILLING FEMALE?
YES, THAT'S ALLOWED.
IS LYING ALLOWED? IS TRICKERY ALLOWED?
SUCH IS VERY MUCH EXTOLLED WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH NON-MUSLIMS WHO ARE SEEN AS THE APOSTATE ENEMY.
IF YOU VIEWED THE VIDEO OF THE CLERIC WHO WAS WITH THE AYATOLLAH WHEN HE "TEMPORARILY MARRIED" THE 4 OR 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL FOR ONE NIGHT, YOU CAN SEE THAT SUCH IS ALLOWED.
I INVITE YOU TO PERUSE A TRANSLATION OF " SAYINGS" OF THE AYATOLLAH OF IRAN TO SEE FOR YOURSELVES HOW JUST THIS ONE MAN SEES HIS RELIGION.
HE ABSOLUTELY DICTATED TO MILLIONS HOW THEY SHOULD LIVE.The Little Green Book is a translation of a collection of fatawah handed down by the most prominent and, arguably, one of the most influential Muslim clerics in modern history, the Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini, commonly known as the Ayatollah Khomeini. The book is known as Tahrirolvasyleh in Persian.
Fatawah (the plural of fatwah) are Islamic religious decrees set down by Muslim religious leaders. Since Islam demands that Muslims abide by Sharia - Islamic law as individuals and as a society, these fatawah are not simply religious insights or advice.
They are legal pronouncements, and define the law of the land in an Islamic country. In his unrivaled role as Iran's Supreme Leader and the highest-ranking cleric for Shi'a Muslims, the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatawah guided the lives of more Shi'a Muslims than did any other Islamic leader throughout history.
THE ENTIRE PDF VERSION MAY BE ACCESSED <HERE>.
A FEW EXCERPTS :"If the punitive laws of Islam were applied for only one year, all the
devastating injustices and immoralities would be uprooted.
Misdeeds must be punished by the law of retaliation: cut off the
hands of the thief; kill the murderer instead of putting him in prison;
flog the adulterous woman or man. Your concerns, your
“humanitarian” scruples are more childish than reasonable. "
"Young boys or girls in full sexual effervescence are kept from getting
married before they reach legal age of majority. This is against the
intention of divine laws."
"The meat of horses, mules, or donkeys is not recommended.
strictly forbidden if the animal was sodomized while alive by a man.
In that case, the animal must be taken outside the city and sold.
If one commits an act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their
urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may
no longer be consumed.
The animal must then be killed as quickly as
possible and burned, and the price of it paid to its owner by him who
"There are eleven things which are impure: urine, excrement, sperm,
bones, blood, dogs, pigs, non-Muslim men and women, wine, beer,
and the sweat of the excrement-eating camel.
The urine and feces of man and any animal whose blood spurts when
a vein or artery of its body is opened are impure. But flyspecks or the
droppings of mosquitoes or other such small insects whose blood
does not gush are pure. "
"If a man sodomizes the son, brother, or father of his wife after their
marriage, the marriage remains valid."
"It is highly recommended that a girl be married off as soon as she
reaches the age of puberty. One of the blessings of man is to have his
daughter experience her first period not in her father’s house, but in
that of her husband."
"A Muslim woman may not marry a non-Muslim man; nor may a
Muslim man marry a non-Muslim woman in continuing marriage,
but he may take a Jewish or Christian woman in temporary
LIKE I SAID, THOSE WHO ARE NOT BORN INTO ISLAM OR WHO HAVE NOT MOST DILIGENTLY STUDIED THE UNTRANSLATED QUR'AN HAVE NO REMOTE IDEA OF WHAT THE THOUSANDS OF "LAWS" ARE.
THOSE RUSHING TO JOIN ISIS/ISIL HAVE NEVER IMAGINED HOW MANY WAYS THEY WILL MOST LIKELY BE DEGRADED, ABUSED AND MAY COME TO PREFER DEATH TO LIFE WITH ISIS.
~Demetrios Constantelos, "Greek Christian and Other Accounts of the Muslim Conquests of the Near East,"
~Andrew G. Bostom M.D., Ibn Warraq, The Legacy of Jihad
~ Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
ALSO SEE THE DOCUMENTARY BY PBS <HERE>
~ Bat Ye'or, Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide