Statutory Warning: All Religions are Equally Stupid
The Wall Street Journal on Saturday featured an interview with Hamas traitor Mosab Hassan Yousef, a confessed spy for Israeli security agency Shin Bet, a convert to Christianity and also oldest son of a Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef.
In the interview, here’s what the Hamas traitor Mosab has to say about Muslims and their God Allah:
The problem is not in Muslims. The problem is with their God. They need to be liberated from their God. He is their biggest enemy. It has been 1,400 years they’ve been lied to.
Source: Wall Street Journal, The Weekend Interview, P. A13 (Print Edition), 3/6/2010
Although we’re not convinced by Mossab’s new-found love for ‘grace, love and humility’ in Christianity, we’re inclined to be sympathetic toward his unsympathetic views on Allah, professed as they are by a traitor with a political asylum application pending before the U.S. government.
You see, as we slowly trudge down the pages of the Quran, Allah’s tyrannical views, loathing for disbelievers and contemptuous disdain for a live and let live worldview seeps through strongly, starkly and yes, even sinfully.
Allah’s way is the way of the tyrant – My Way or Everlasting Fires of Hell for You.
Not an enthralling prospect.
Again and again and again, Allah stokes the malicious embers in the hearts of the people through the verses in his Quran.
And sadly, the Muslims, for whom the Quran is more potent than the combination of the Bible, Torah and Bhagavad Gita, tend to take everything in the Quran as the last word.
After all, isn’t the Quran the word of Allah, and the recipe for Muslims’ very existence.
Here are some of the verses in the Quran that feature Allah behaving in an un-God like fashion and shows him in a poor light (By the way, God with a capital G in the verses below is a reference to Allah):
But the disbelievers will have a drink of scalding water, and agonizing torment, because they persistently disbelieved. (Sura 10 Aya 4)
Those who do not expect to meet Us and are pleased with the life of this world, contenting themselves with it and paying no heed to Our signs, shall have the Fire for their home because of what they used to do. But as for those who believe and do good deeds, their Lord will guide them because of their faith. Streams will flow at their feet in the Gardens of Bliss. (Sura 10 Aya 8,9 & 10)
Who could be more wicked than someone who invents lies against God or denies His revelations? The guilty will never prosper. (Sura 10 Aya 17)
If ‘agonizing torment’ and ‘scalding water’ are assuredly what awaits people for the mere misdemeanor of disbelief, then Allah is no God. No matter his repeated claims to omniscience and omnipotence.
Allah is also an insecure God constantly belittling and like a schoolyard bully threatening people for daring to pray to other gods:
If people do not believe in God’s revelation, God does not guide them, and painful punishment awaits them. (Sura 16 Aya 104)
They worship alongside God things that can neither harm nor benefit them, and say, ‘These are our intercessors with God,’Say, Do you think you can tell God about something He knows not to exist in the heavens or earth? Glory be to Him! He is far above the partner-gods they associate with Him! (Sura 10 Aya 18)
Ask them,’Can any of your partner-gods originate creation, then bring it back to life again in the end? Say, it is God that originates creation and then brings it back to life, so how can you be misled? Say, ‘Can any of your partner-gods show the way to the Truth?’ Say, ‘God shows the way to the Truth. Is someone who shows the way to the Truth more worthy to be followed, or someone who cannot find the way unless he himself is shown? (Sura 10 Aya 34 & 35)
For those who believe and are conscious of God, for them there is good news in life and in the Hereafter–there is no changing the promises of God–that is truly the supreme triumph. (Sura 10, Aya 63 & 64)
When Allah repeatedly threatens torment and pain to those who disbelieve in him, is it any surprise that the simpleton Muslims cower in fear at even the thought of straying from the path laid down in the Quran and interpreted by host of Mullahs with self-serving agendas:
Say [Prophet], ‘Those who invent lies about God will not prosper?. They may have a little enjoyment in this world, but then they will return to Us. Then we shall make them taste severe punishment for persisting in blasphemy. (Sura 10 Aya 69 & 70)
Those against whom your Lord’s sentence is passed will not believe, even if every sign comes to them, until they see the agonizing torment. (Sura 10 Aya 96, 97)
We did not wrong them; they wronged themselves. Their gods, which they called on beside God, were no use to them when what your Lord had ordained came about; they only increased their ruin. Such is the punishment of your Lord for towns in the midst of their sins: His punishment is terrible and severe. (Sura 11 Aya 101, 102)
[Prophet] say, ‘People, even if you are in doubt about my religion, I do not worship those you worship other than God, But I worship God who will cause you to die, and I am commanded to be a believer. [Prophet], set your face towards religion as a man of pure faith. (Sura 10 Aya 104, 105)
After several decades on this planet and now as we ready for the hereafter, if there’s one certainty we can be sure amidst all the caprices of fate it is that liberating humans from their stupidities is a task beyond even the supposed omnipotence of ‘god’ who of course exists only in the imagination of dolts of which number there’s no dearth.
Further, those who benefit from the status quo like the Islamic regimes in the Middle East or the Mullahs in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and elsewhere have a vested interest in maintaining and strengthening it.
Add to this the seething cauldron of vast illiteracy, poverty and suffering plaguing hundreds of millions of Muslims compounded by 14 centuries of brainwashing and you realize the futility of even trying to liberate a populace in the vice-like grip of an unrepentant dictator not unlike the current lot lording over the Middle East.
Bottom line, Allah’s troublesome power to foment mischief, discord and bloodshed is not going away anywhere soon.
And by that reckoning, the power of the Quran far eclipses that of all other words, printed or otherwise.
SI Reads the Quran – 1; Fasten Your Seat-belts
SI Reads the Quran – 2; Poke Your Wife Any Way You Wish, Allah Has No Objections
SI Reads the Quran – 3; Allah No Bra-Burning Feminist
SI Reads the Quran – 4; Allah, Spiritual Father of Stalin
SI Reads the Quran – 5; Allah Soft on Pork, Hard on Christians, Jews
SI Reads the Quran – 6; Allah Hates Homos