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Even the Encyclopedia Brittanica has the recorded history of the MUSLIM World crucifying Armenians.. With pictures back to 1600's THE USA has NOW seen what ISLAM truly is, & there is NO MORE DISCUSSION NECESSARY! The HORRIFIC slaughters & mutilations SAY IT ALL.
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I would like to debunk the statement of Netprophet and Muslim apologists who visit this website and attempt to white wash the violence in Islam.
Islam is indeed a violent religion based on the following historical facts:
In 704-705, Caliph Walid I gathered together the nobles of Armenia in the Church of St. Gregory and in the Church of Xram on the Araxis and burned them alive. The rest were crucified and their women and children were captured as slaves. The worse happened to the Armenians between 852 and 855. Over in Egypt, in 722, the surveyor Usama b. Zaid, attacked convents and churches but Caliph Hisham later asked him to leave the Christians alone.
In 853, Abbassid Caliph Mutawakil ordered all new churches to be destroyed. Caliph al-Mutasim, known as the Islamic hero, was a great wager of holy wars against the Christians and heretics. After the capture and pillage of Amorium in 838, there were so many captive slaves that Caliph al-Mutasim ordered them to be auctioned in batches of five and ten. During the rule of caliph al-Mamun the pagans of Harran had to choose between Islam and death.
In 924, the Church and convent of Mary in Damascus was plundered and burned and other churches destroyed. Further destruction occurred in Ramleh, Ascalon, Tinnis, and Egypt during the invasion of Asad ud Din Shirkuh. In the capture and sacking of Thessalonica in 903 CE, 22,000 Christian captives were divided amongst the Arab chieftains or sold into slavery.
There were massacres of the Spanish Christians in and around Seville. Al-Hakim biamr Illah gave orders that the Churches of his dominions should be destroyed. A Muslim historian records that over 30,000 churches built by the Greeks in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere were destroyed, their contents seized and sold in the markets and lands confiscated. [Tritton AS, The Caliphs and their non-Muslim Subjects. London, 1970, p. 54].
Six thousand Jews were massacred in Fez of Morocco in 1033. Hundreds of Jews were killed between 1010 and 1013 near Cordoba and other parts of Muslim Spain and an entire Jewish community of 4000 in Grenada was annihilated in 1066.
In 1064, the Seljuk Sultan, Alp Arslan, devastated Georgia and Armenia. Those, whom he did not take captive, were executed. [Ibn Warraq, pp. 218-238]
Eleventh century also saw the barbaric assault of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni on Hindustan starting in 1000 CE. He launched 17 plundering, looting and slave-taking expeditions to India. Abu Nasr Muhammad Utbi, Sultan Mahmud’s secretary, gloats in his official chronicle that after attacking Waihind in November 1001 CE, Mahmud’s army slaughtered 15,000 fighting men in “splendid action” before capturing 500,000 men and women as slaves. In Mahmud’s attack of Ninduna and Panjab in 1014, “slaves were so plentiful that they became very cheap and the men of respectability in their native land were degraded by becoming slaves of ordinary shop-keepers (in Ghazni)”. The extent of barbarity of Sultan Mahmud was vividly described by contemporary Muslim historians. In the attack on Thanesar, “the blood of the infidels flowed so copiously that the stream was discolored and the people were unable to drink it”. Similarly in the slaughter of Sirsawa near Saharanpur, “the Musalmans paid no regard to the booty till they had satiated themselves with the slaughter of infidels.” [Utbi, Tehrik-i-Yamini, ED, Vol II, pp 41-42, 49-50]. When Mahmud learned that the famous Hindu temple at Somnath housed a monolith brought from the temple of Ka’ba, which was destroyed by the Prophet of Islam in 630 CE, out of jealous piety, he rushed to destroy the Somnath temple. Hindus in great numbered assembled to protect their sacred temple and offered Mahmud great booty, which he ignored and according to Ibn Asir [Kamil-ut-Tawarikh], he massacred 50,000 Hindus guarding temple and destroyed it.
In the 12th century, the Almohads of North Africa spread terror wherever they went. The Jews in Yemen were given choice of death or conversion to Islam in 1165. Similar choice was given to the Jews of Aden in 1198. According to Stillman [The Jews of Arab Lands], there were forced conversions of Jews under the Almohad caliphs, al-Mumin (d 1165), Abu Yakub (d 1184) and al-Mansur (d 1199). The Christians of Grenada were deported to Morocco by the Almoravids rulers in 1126.
In the Indian front, after the scourge of Mahmud Ghazni, there was a relative calm until Turk Ghaurid Sultan Muhammad Ghauri started his attacks beginning in 1175. When he became successful in 1192 to defeat Prithviraj Chauhan, he launched a scourge of conquest of Sirsuti, Samana, Khuhram and Hansi with ruthless slaughter and a general destruction of temples and their replacement with mosques. Similar events followed in Ajmer and Delhi later on [KS Lal, Theory and Practice of Muslim State in India, p. 21].
Muhammad Ghauri’s lieutenant Qutbuddin Aibak, succeeded him to become the first Muslim Sultan in India. He dispatched Ikhtiyaruddin Bakhtiyar Khalji to the East and himself concentrated in Hindustan proper. He captured Kol (modern Aligarh) in 1194. There “those of the garrison who were wise and cute were converted to Islam, but those who stood by their ancient faith were slain with the sword.” [Hasan Nizami, Taj-ul-Maasir, E.D., H, 222]
During Aibak’s rule of 20 Lunar years, he captured Hansi, Meerut, Delhi, Ranthambhor and Kol, which accompanied similar massacres, destruction and slave-taking. When Sultan Muizzuddin personally mounted a campaign against Hindustan, Aibak proceeded as far as Peshawar to meet him, and the two together attacked the Khokhar (Hindu) stronghold in the Koh-i-Jud or the Salt Range. The Hindus (Khokhars) fled to the highest in the mountains. They were pursued. Those that escaped the sword fled to the dense depth of the jungle; others were massacred or taken captive. The result was a great plunder and many captives sold as slaves. According to Farishtah 300 to 400 hundred thousand Khokhars were converted to Islam by Muizzuddin.
Under Aibak most of Hindustan from Delhi to Gujarat, Lakhnauti to Lahore and Bihar to Bengal were brought under the sway of the Turks. In every attack great many people were killed and large number of women and children were captured as slaves. In 1202 CE, Ikhtiyaruddin Bakhtiyar Khalji marched into Bihar and attacked the University centers at Nalanda, Vikramshila and Uddandpur. The Buddhist monks and Brahmans, identified by shaved head, taken as idolaters, were massacred and the common people were captured and enslaved. Ibn Asir says that Qutbuddin Aibak made ‘war against the provinces of Hind. He killed many, and returned with prisoners and booty.” In Banaras, according to the same author, “the slaughter of the Hindus was immense; none was spared except women and children”. Fakhr-i-Mudabbir informs us that as a result of the Turkish achievements under Muizzuddin and Aibak, even poor (Muslim) householder became owner of numerous slaves.”
Christians of Damascus were killed or sold into slavery and their Churches were burned down. Sir Steven Runciman records that Sultan Baibars had promised the safety of the garrison of Safed if they surrendered to the Muslims. When they surrendered, the Muslims fell upon the population and massacred them. At the capture of Antioch by the Muslims, “Even the Muslim Chroniclers were shocked by the carnage that followed”, says Runciman. The Jews of Marrakesh were massacred in 1232. Following this, the Jews of Morocco were persecuted, forced to convert or leave. The Jews of Tabriz were obliged to convert in 1291 CE [Ibn Warraq; p. 227]
The riots of 1321 in Cairo, in which several churches were destroyed, which in turn, set on destruction of churches throughout Egypt resulting in desecration of more than 50 churches. The Jews of Tabriz were again made to convert to Islam in 1318 CE and those of Baghdad in 1333 and 1344.
Sultan Allauddin Khaliji (1296-1316) continued his terrorizing massacre, slave-taking and looting mission in the early 14th century, which made him the greatest rulers of the so-called Sultanate period (c 1200-1500 CE). In the sack of reconstituted Somnath temple for a second time, Wassaf recounts that the Muslim army captured 20,000 women and children as salves. [Wassaf, Bk IV, p. 448]. In 1301 Ranthambhor was attacked and in 1303, Chittor. In the Chittor attack 30,000 people were massacred in cold blood [Khazain, Habib trs p 49], and women and children were taken captives. Similar things happened in the attack of Malwa, Sevana and Jalor (1305-1311). According to Shams Shiraj Afif in the days of the Khaljis, “the Turks, whenever they please, can seize, buy or sell any Hindu.” [Nuh Sephr, trs, in ED III, 561]. No wonder that 50,000 slave boys were engaged in his personal services and 70,000 slaves worked continuously in his buildings. Ziauddin Barani describes the continuous arrival of batches of slaves in the markets of Delhi and elsewhere.
Over in Constantinople, Sultan Mehemet unleashed utter barbarism. When Constantinople fell to the Muslim army, the Sultan allowed his soldiers to massacre the population for three days. They poured into the city and slew every men, women and children they met in the streets [Ruchimen, The Fall of Constantinople, 1453, p. 145].
The Jews of Yemen were forced to choose between death and conversion in 1678. In 1617 and 1622, the Jews of Persia were declared apostates and suffered a wave of forced conversion and persecution. During the reign of Shah Abbas II (1642-1666), all the Jews of Persia were forced to convert, between 1653 and 1666. Taverniar, the 17th century French traveler, records as to how in Anatolia, “Everyday there were numerous Greeks who are forced to become Turks”.
In 1790, Jews were massacred in Tetuan (Morocco).
In 1828, Jews of Baghdad were massacred. In 1834, a cycle of violence and pillage began against the Jews and their properties in Safed. In 1839, massacre of Jews occurred in Meshed (Iran). The survivors had to suffer forced conversion. A massacre of the Jews took place in Barfurush in 1867. In 1840, the Jews of Damascus suffered first in a series of blood libels, which spread to many cities. Other outbreaks of violence, murder and pillage of the Jews and their properties occurred in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and the Arab countries.
Starting in the 7th century, the Armenian Christians suffered terribly in the 19th century. The Turks massacred about 250,000 Armenian Christians in 1894-1896 in a planned and methodical design.
Massacre of the Armenians continued in the early 20th century. In 1904 and in 1909 CE, about 30,000 Armenians were slaughtered in Adana. The most horrible mass murder of Armenians occurred in 1915, which can be rightly described as the first genocide of the 20th century. More than 1,000,000 (one million) Armenians were systematically massacred – thousands were shot to death, drowned (included Children), thrown over the cliffs and the survivors were deported or reduced to slavery .
There is clear evidence of slavery persisting in Saudi Arabia and the Yemen even in the 1950s. A report in a French Magazine in the 1990s gave an estimate of 45,000 Blacks are being kidnapped by the Muslims to be sold in slavery in the Gulf states and the middle east [L Vie, no.2562, Oct 6, 1994].
Ooops, almost forgot.....the proof that Islam believes in the RETURN of the Messiah, Jesus:
''And Jesus will be a Sign (coming of) the Hour/Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow Me: this is a Straight Way" - Koran 43:61
You must go thru the entire book before you get the wrong impression. Remember: "Many (those with 'black flags' too!) will come in my name"
Funny how the religion of Islam had remained a peaceful religion at least 1300 years of its FOURTEEN HUNDRED-year history. More importantly is the knowledge that Muslims believe in the return of Jesus ( "Isa" in Arabic). He is written about many times in the Koran as the MESSIAH. What an eye-opener that was!
"Mary! God gives you glad tidings of a word from him,..the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in this world and in the Hereafter, and one of those brought near to God" Koran 3:45
There must be a divine reason why Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have endured so long.....may be we must know one another.
"I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
"How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?
"If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall make you free."
Prophet Muhammad was the greatest of all mankind; his mercy covered all, Muslims, non-Muslims, trees, animals, humans, non-humans.
When he sent an army to fight the oppressors and aggressors, he ordered his companions, the leaders of the army not to kill an old man or a child or a woman and not to cut a tree or destroy a building, not to slaughter animals except for food.
He also ordered them not to disturb the monks worshiping in their churches or Rabbis in their synagogues and to leave them alone in their hermitages as long as they don't fight them.
Prophet Muhammad said on women, "they are peers/equal to men" on what god made obligatory on them except other than what the shari'a says. Prophet Muhammad extended his mercy to children and all creatures, he even ordered his companion not to set ants on fire (burn them), said no one should torture by fire except the creator of the fire. He ordered his companions not to step on them to kill them.
Throughout history, many non-Muslim intellects and great thinkers stood fascinated by the personality of Prophet Muhammad and his biography, they highly lauded his standard principles
- Heraclius, the great Roman Emperor, asked questions about Prophet Muhammad when he received a letter from the Prophet inviting him to Islam; Heraclius reached to the conclusion of the truth of Muhammad's call and said "If I were in his presence I would wash his feet"
- Al-Najashi, the King of Habasha (Ethiopia), he was a Christian king. His beard became wet with tears when he heard some of what the Prophet came with (verses from the Holy Quran), he said "These words and what Jesus said come from the same lantern"
- Lamartine, the French philosopher, writer, and politician said "Muhammad is The Philosopher, Orator, Apostle, Legislator, Warrior, and Conqueror of people's wild desires. In all standards by which human greatness is measured, we may well ask: is there any man greater than Prophet Muhammad?"
- George Bernard Shaw, the English playwright said "The world much in need of a man like Muhammad's bright thinking, such a man were to assume leadership and rule of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems and bring peace and happiness to it"
- Michael Hart said "My choice of Muhammad to be on the top the list of the "World's most influential person in history" may come as a surprise to some people, but he is the only person in history who was supremely successful in both the religious and secular levels"
- Mahatma Ghandi, the great Indian leader said "After I finished reading the second part of the Biography of Muhammad, I felt the need to know more about this great personality, he uncontested, won the hearts of millions of people"
- Thomas Carlyle, the English writer, said "I like Muhammad for his free of Hypocrisy nature, with clear and sound words, he addressed the Roman Tsars and the Kings of Persia and he guided them to what he loves for them in this life and in the eternal life"
- George Wells, The English Author regards Prophet Muhammad the greatest personality who established a state for justice and tolerance
- Leitner, the English researcher, said "I declare my hope to see a day coming in which the Christians will highly respect Jesus through their respect to Prophet Muhammad, truly the Christians who recognize the religion and the right path brought by Prophet Muhammad is the true Christians.
- Leo Tolstoy, the famous Russian writer and Philosopher, believes that the religion and Shari'a laws brought by Muhammad will prevail over the whole world, it is in conformity with mind and wisdom"
- Jean-Louis Michon, The French orientalist, said "Islam which ordered Jihad or Holy war, had much tolerance towards the followers of other religions. As per the teachings of Muhammad, Omar Bin Al-Khattab (The 2nd Caliph in Islam) did not inflict any harm on the Christian community when he conquered Jerusalem.
- Gustav Lobon, the well-known French Historian, said "Muhammad is the greatest man that history ever knew"
- Will Durant, the author of "The Story of Civilization" said "If we rated greatness by the influence of the great, we will say "Muhammad is the greatest of the great in history"
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bass557799 and other writers on this page who refute the contents of this book please can you tell us what is incorrect - name and list the parts and what the correct version is. Until you are able to supply this information anything you say will be of no value or importance. I was raised Muslim - have completed the Quran four times (I was taught Arabic and then learnt to read the Quran so that I would have understanding), made salaah five times a day, observed all that was required of me as a religious Muslim and because of being able to read AND understand the Quran and Suraahs I questioned... the response from the learned Qalifahs was "Do not question just follow". At 36 I had a life-changing spiritual experience (I was not in a coma, not on drugs, nor incapacitated in any way) - I had a revelation and the scales fell off my eyes and ears... I was asked a question - What do you need? - the only answer was Jesus Christ. I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and accepted Him as my Yeshua Hamishiach (Lord and Saviour) and I have walked the path of someone truly set free... no more doubt or question. When Jesus became the Lord of my life and the Saviour of my soul the sense of being loved was so great that all the questions I had as a Muslim disappeared - just plain vanished! The Bible (unquestionably the Word of God) declares: "He who the Son sets free is free indeed". I pray that you will one day know the peace, love, acceptance, forgiveness and freedom that I have lived the past 25 years with Jesus Christ in the centre of all that I am... for He has made me all that I am. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!
God does not behead people...you are right. Nor does he command people to behead other people. Nevertheless people are beheading other people and think they are doing God a favour. But those doing so are not Christians, neither are they Jews, or Buddhists or Hindus. The Bible verse about the souls of those under the altar who have been beheaded for the word are God are those who have been genuinely martyred for their faith in God and what He has said in His Word, the Bible. It is from Revelation, which is prophecy. God reveals what happens in advance. It doesn't say he approves of it. In fact he is waiting for the right time to judge those who do such things, but gives them time to repent and be forgiven. Jesus paid the price even for their sins.
"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been BEHEADED for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years"
All negative comments against Christianity are unfounded and false and come directly from the carnal fallen nature on men in open rebellion before the Almighty's righteousness and holiness taught in the Holy Bible. Christianity is the only religion validated of God by accompanying powers of the Holy Spirit. Except for Christianity, Islam and other religions have no accompanying heavenly powers accompanying their message and are totally not of God but of Satan, the deceiver of men! All attacks against Christianity are solely rooted in the carnal fleshly fallen nature of men without any credibility or substance in this world and are to be totaled ridiculed and cursed as the works of Satan. Any person involved in attacking Christianity should repent and seek forgiveness through the Lord Jesus Christ and should commit their lives living morally under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. As Christ divinely proclaimed, " I am the way the truth and the life, no man cometh unto God but by me. And no man shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven except by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross of redemption! Amen & Amen
So predictable when Haters of Christ reference the Inquisition or Hitler. Inquisition was not about Christ but man's church man's religion; Hitler was anything but Christian -- please don't forget Hitler's primary ally was the Persia today's Iraq and Iran; and well they muslim countries. And well man may twist the way of Christ but one thing is for certain Christ never said kill your enemies, kill non-Christians for muslin leaders especially its founder this is not the same -- muslims by their book want to kill anyone not like them.
One statement in the booklet is telling for me. "When those who truly value peace refuse to condemn and sanction those who commit such atrocities, their point of view becomes irrelevant." We saw the protests in favor of Hamas outside the White House. Where are the "angry" protests by peace-loving Muslims vehemently denouncing the violence of muslim extremists? The center stage for protests in the United States is in front of the White House. Such a protest might help send the message that the majority of muslims oppose such violence. Instead there is silence, which to me, is an indictment.
Ok, if this booklet is wrong, where is it wrong? Specifically. Page number and paragraph number. And exactly how is it wrong? Heck, I'm completely open minded, and I need information, preferably from practicing Muslims–not childish tantrums. To scream that it's all wrong suggests someone who has panicked and doesn't know how to cope. Also spamming the discussion with repeated lengthy texts is childish. Infantile. Again, what's the panic? Why not have an intelligent, adult discussion? Give me specific facts and back up the facts.