The Dilemma of Islamic Terrorism – by Ali Sina. When ex-Muslims speak – we’d better listen.

This article by the ex-Muslim Ali Sina evocatively captures the problem with Islam and what should be done about it. It leaves space for Muslims to listen to the facts about Islam which he trusts will help them turn away from the belief system, but it also states powerfully that:

“I am not in favor of mass deportation, and less in favor of casting terror in the hearts of Muslims. I hope to set them free with truth so they can be our friends, instead of our enemy. But the last thing I want is for the entire world to become Islamic State. I rather see Muslims expelled from Europe, America and Australia, even by force and coercion, than billions butchered by them a generation from now. I witnessed Shah’s cowardice when he failed to gun down a few hundred protesters in the Islamic uprising of 1979 and as the result over a million Iranians were killed by the Islamic regime and the country has become a giant prison. So I know a thing or two about pragmatism. If Islam is allowed to win it means the end of human civilization. If Islam wins, humanity will enter a dark age from which it can never emerge.”  Ali Sina.

The Full article is reprinted here:

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The recent massacres in Paris of the staff of Charlie Hebdo and the Jews in a kosher supermarket, and the increasing incidences of butchering young people coming out of pubs have made more people concerned about the rise of terrorism. Tens of thousands have come out to demonstrate.

Since the 9/11 attack on New York and the Pentagon in 2001, there have been close to 25,000 terrorist attacks worldwide, all of which were perpetrated in the name of Islam. That is about 5 terrorist attacks every day. So far two million people have been killed and a similar number are maimed and injured. These attacks are becoming more frequent. Yet something is not changing.

  • Immediately after the attack, the president or the prime minister of the country in which the attack has taken place goes on TV and declares that this attack had nothing to do with Islam.
  • Right after that the chief of police announces that he has taken all the measures to protect Muslims from any imaginary backlash and nonexistent reprisal.
  • In the evening of the same day the mainstream media interviews an imam or a Muslim spokesperson who emphasizes that Islam does not condone violence.
  • We are then told that extremists exist in all religions and reminded that some thirty years ago a few Christians killed a few abortionist murderers of unborn babies.
  • Then the pundits are called to pontificate that the root cause of Islamic terrorism is not in what the terrorist themselves say, and nothing to do with the Quran (that in hundreds of verses calls on the believers to kill the unbelievers), but in the injustice done to Muslims in other parts of the world, such as in Abu Ghraib prison and particularly in Palestine where half a century ago Israelis defeated the Arab invaders who had vowed to drown them in the sea.
  • A few days after that the police and the politicians of the victim country hold meetings with the leaders of the Muslim community where they conclude that more money should be given to the “moderate Muslims” to persuade the “radicals” to not take their religion seriously.
  • The experts also conclude that emblems like Christmas and Christmas trees hurt the religious sentiment of Muslims and they should be removed from public institutions, shopping malls and schools, while at the same time Muslims should be given some concessions, like not requiring them to wash their hands before performing operation on patients, designating a room and Islamic toilets for them in public institutions, and allow them to apply for driving license without requiring them to show their face.
  • Also, in the spirit of integration and community cohesion, everyone should be forced to eat halal meat, which involves extra cruelty to the animals, without their knowledge, whether they want it or not.

This tune is replayed every time there is a terrorist attack. The narrative never changes, despite the unequivocal assertion of the terrorists themselves who make it clear they are motivated by the teachings and examples of their prophet and his promise of virgins. Methinks, the record of history is broken. How else can we explain that after a repetition of 25,000 times one would not question the validity of this narrative?

While politicians in western countries and the mainstream media are stuck in the above narrative, the truth is not hidden from the Muslims. Al Sisi, the president of Egypt, in his 2015 New Year’s speech in Al Azhar University, addressing top Sunni clerics said, “it is not possible that 1.6 billion people [reference to the world’s Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live.” Sisi did not blame Abu Ghraib, Israel, nor made other silly excuses for Islamic terrorism. He blamed the “ideology” of it. But the ideology—which says, kill the unbelievers so you go to paradise—comes straight from the Quran.

Sisi cannot go further than that. What he said is already too much and if he did not have the military behind him, he would have been thrown into jail. However, if a non-Muslim raises the same concerns raised by Sisi, they will be called racist and denounced as an Islamophobe.

We are told, “You can’t paint an entire group of people with the same wide brush.” But there is a war going on. People are being killed. We have to know our enemy. Who is the enemy?

Of course not everyone is the same. Although each individual is unique we can classify Muslims in three broad categories. In practice, an individual often belongs to more than one category. The proportion of the overlap varies, and just as 18 decillion colors are created by the combination of just three colors and their intensity, the degree to which Muslims belong to each category gives rise to infinite diversity among them. No Muslim exists out of these three categories.

The first category is that of good Muslims. By good I mean true believers—those who follow the teachings of their prophet, the Quran and the Sunnah to the letter, who try to emulate him in every way and are strict and pious Muslims. Since the teachings and the examples of Muhammad are full of violence and terror, the more one follows and emulates him the more radical one becomes. Muhammad raided and butchered people merely because they were not his followers. The good Muslims do the same. All the bombings and terrorism perpetrated by Muslims are replicas of Muhammad’s raids, orghazwa, as he called them. Taking women as sex slaves, which the Islamic State and Boko Haram practice was also practiced by Muhammad and he sanctioned it in the Quran (33:50; 23: 1-6; 70:30; 4:24; 66:1-2). He ordered the assassination of his critics stoning the adulterers, chopping the hands of thieves and killing the apostates. So, the terrorists are actually good Muslims.

The second category is of bad Muslims. These are those who don’t practice their religion and are often ignorant of it. They may pray or chant the Quran, but have no clue of its content. They read it for thawab (reward) without understanding it. These Muslims are ordinary people we all know. Like everybody else, some are good and some are not so good. Some of them are friendly, but they see themselves as superior, by virtue of their faith, and of “higher morals.”

Morality in Islam has nothing to do with what others understand by this word. Morality for women is to cover their hair lest it arouse sexual feelings in men. For men, it is not to shake hands with Muslim women lest it arouse them sexually, or not to masturbate, etc. Morality in Islam is primarily about genitals and their use. For example, while having sex out of marriage is considered immoral, stoning people caught in such act is not immoral. While looking at bare arms and legs of Muslim women is considered immoral, raping non-Muslim women is not immoral. Homosexuality is immoral, but pedophilia is not.

These Muslims migrate to the west to better their lives, but they segregate themselves, form isolated communities and warn their children to not learn the ways of unbelievers or take them as friends unless they intent to convert them to Islam. They give huge amounts of money to charity. But Islamic charity has nothing to do with charity. All that money goes to build mosques, print Islamic materials and promote Islam. If any of that is spent for the needy, it is to enlist them for jihad or support the families of the suicide bombers. The bad Muslims are the lifeline of Islam and the breeding ground for good Muslims. All Muslim terrorists, unless they are converts, are born in and emerge from this group. Without the moral and financial support of the bad Muslims Islam will cease to exist.

Then we have the ugly Muslims. As we learned the good Muslims are not good at all, and the bad ones are not really bad people, the ugly Muslims actually look beautiful. Islam is a world down the rabbit hole. Nothing is what it is because everything is what it is not. The ugly Muslims are clean-shaven, handsome or attractive, eloquent, articulate, and highly intelligent, just the kind of people you want to hang around with. They are journalists, professors, regular guests and contributors to mainstream media. They know what to say to gain your approval and your applause. They are charming. Their words are reassuring and their faces are familiar. You like them and trust them. So why do I call them ugly? Because they lie! Their job is to deceive you and to make you believe that the “real Islam” poses no threat to you. These wolves in sheep clothing are the most dangerous group. Deception is deadlier than terror. Do you fear more a ferocious animal that you can see or a deadly virus that you can’t? The enemy within is a lot more dangerous.

Unlike the bad Muslims the ugly ones are not ignorant of their religion. They know of Muhammad’s raids, rapes, assassinations, genocides, tortures, beheadings, but they deny them, twist the facts and defend him. They accuse the good Muslims of having hijacked their religion of peace when they know they lie. They claim to be reformers when they know that Islam cannot be reformed. Islam is what it is. To reform Islam one has to change the Quran. Over 70% of it must be scrapped, and the other 30% is just sheer nonsense.

These self-styled reformers don’t want to change the Quran. They just want Muslims to practice it less. In theory it works. Even the deadliest poison in small doses is not lethal. But how can they convince all Muslims to not take their holy book seriously? This project is doomed from the start. This is either naiveté and wishful thinking, or a ruse to deceive the non-Muslims, to give them false hope so they can buy more time for Islam to take over the world, which is the goal of every Muslim, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Every Muslim falls within these three categories. Just as virtually all colors are combinations of the three primary colors, elements of the three categories of Muslims exist in all of them.

Not all Muslims are terrorists, but a substantial percentage of them are, and a greater percentage, condone terrorism. But does it really matter who is and who is not? If I give you 1,000 cups of good wine and tell you only one of them contains cyanide will you drink any of them? The terrorist are born, raised and protected by the “moderates.” They are indistinguishable from each other. It is delusional to think that the non-terrorist Muslims have nothing to do with terrorism. Where do the terrorists come from if not from the so-called moderate Muslims?

All Muslims support the ideology that wants to kill us. There are also good people (bad Muslims) among them, like al Sisi, who want to change this. They can’t, because the ideology against which they speak is Islam itself. They will likely be assassinated before they succeed. The belief that Islam can be reformed from within is wishful thinking. Other religions allow change and adapt with times. Islam is like a fossil. What is written in the Quran cannot be changed and the problem with Islam is the Quran.

Islam cannot be reformed, but it can be eradicated. It cannot be molded, but it can be smashed and pulverized. This cannot be done from within. Growth happens from within. But if you want to demolish a building you have to get out of it. You can’t cut a branch while sitting on it.

The question is how to stop Islam. There are three ways, incidentally, one is good, one is bad and the other is ugly.

The good way to stop Islam is to spread the truth about it. Like darkness that cannot stand the light, lies cannot stand the truth. If we tell the truth about Muhammad and reveal his crimes, Islam will fall in no time. We can actually destroy Islam in less than two decades. All we need to do is tell the truth. Yes, truth will set us free. It really does! I myself have left Islam and have helped thousands to leave it with nothing but truth.

There are countless books and websites that tell the truth. The problem is that Muslims don’t read. Also many non-Muslims don’t read. The majority of people get their facts from the media. The ugly Muslims’ jihad is to muddy the waters so no one can learn the truth about their religion. When we quote passages from the Quran to show how vile and evil they are, they say we quote them out of context. But they never tell us in what context the hundreds of verses that call for killing the unbelievers can mean something else. The fact is that they are the ones who quote their book out of context to make it look tolerant. For example, the Sura 109 that says, “To you your religion and to me mine,” or the verse 2:256 that says, “There is no compulsion in religion,” or the verse 5:32 that says, “Whoever kills one person is as if he has killed all mankind,” are taken out of context. They have nothing to do with tolerance.

But there is a way to overcome this hurdle and that is to make a biopic of Muhammad, something beautiful that everyone wants to see for its artistic value and is factual and truthful. Most people have never read the Bible, but they know about Jesus and Moses through movies. We need to do the same for Muhammad. This is our best option and my preferred choice.

The second option is bad. It is to deport all Muslims back to their country of origin. It does not matter if they are second or third generation immigrants. Muslims do not see themselves as citizens of any non-Muslim country and their allegiance is not and cannot be to a country that is not controlled by them. If they tell you otherwise they would be going against the Quran 9:23 that says Muslims should not accept the guardianship, i.e. the rule of the unbelievers. Muslims believe the Quran is the word of God and the Quran says, “We made you an exalted nation, that you may be guardians over the people” (2:143). The only status that is acceptable to Muslims is that they should rule over others while others are reduced into dhimmis, second class citizens who would labor and support their Muslim masters.

The third option is really ugly. It consists in doing to Muslims what they do to others, and give them a taste from their own holy book, i.e., “to cast terror in their hearts” (Q. 8:12; 3:151). Treat Muslims the way they treat non-Muslims. Make life unbearable for them, just as they make it unbearable for non-Muslims wherever they are in power. Muslims are still a minority in the west. Once they see their lives is in danger, they will leave on their own accord, just as millions of Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, Bahais and Hindus have left their ancestral homelands because Muslims made life unbearable for them. When kept at bay in their own countries, Muslims pose no threat to the world. They will fight among each other and self-destruct. They are a problem only when they migrate to non-Muslims countries and strive to conquer them as their religion requires it from them.

As you see the last two options are really bad and really ugly. But there is one that is even worse. It is to do nothing. If we do nothing, in just a generation, Muslims will become powerful enough to do to us what they do to non-Muslims wherever they are powerful. If we do nothing our grandchildren will suffer the same fate that non-Muslims suffer in Islamic countries, with the difference that there will be nowhere left in the world as safe haven to accept them as refugees.

I am not in favor of mass deportation, and less in favor of casting terror in the hearts of Muslims. I hope to set them free with truth so they can be our friends, instead of our enemy. But the last thing I want is for the entire world to become Islamic State. I rather see Muslims expelled from Europe, America and Australia, even by force and coercion, than billions butchered by them a generation from now. I witnessed Shah’s cowardice when he failed to gun down a few hundred protesters in the Islamic uprising of 1979 and as the result over a million Iranians were killed by the Islamic regime and the country has become a giant prison. So I know a thing or two about pragmatism. If Islam is allowed to win it means the end of human civilization. If Islam wins, humanity will enter a dark age from which it can never emerge.

Let us hope we come to our senses and do the right thing. Let us hope we rescue Muslims from their faith of hate and bring them back to the fold of humanity. But if all fails. Let us pay attention to one of the most profound passages ever written.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace” (Ecclesiastes 3).

This article may be reprinted and published without permission without alteration.

Ali Sina is the founder of faithfreedom.org an organization created by ex-Muslims to help Muslims leave Islam and the author of Understanding Muhammad.

Please sign and share the petition asking our leaders to examine Islam for Human Rights abuses, and to stop calling it ‘The Religion of Peace’ – when ex-Muslims know the truth – we should be listening.

https://www.change.org/p/president-dean-spielmann-examine-whether-islam-is-antithetical-to-human-rights

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20 thoughts on “The Dilemma of Islamic Terrorism – by Ali Sina. When ex-Muslims speak – we’d better listen.”

    1. Sadly I’m noticing – Muslims are just not willing to listen to the truth. Only comment on here from a Muslim is to say this is a lie. Hashtags on Twitter such as #MuslimsLivesMatter and #ourprophetourhonour show the Muslim mentality is to only consider their own ‘victimhood’ rather than the crimes perpetrated in the name of their prophet.

  1. Terrible. I haven’t ever read such twisted and devious stuff. I hope you get a chance to read (or re read) the Quran and understand how beautiful the religion is. If Muslims were really all what you say, you’d not even be alive at this point. Our religion preaches tolerance even for hate, forget disbelievers. There were non Muslims alive in the prophets time and they exist now, and it’s not a threat to us. Your perception is flawed.

    1. Perhaps you missed it but this is the view of an EX-Muslim – I think he should know – it’s the view of countless ex-Muslims too – look at the work of Isis, Iran, Boko Haram – 9/11, 7/7 – Copenhagen today – what have you to say on that?

      1. I sure read that but but I wouldn’t call someone with bare minimum knowledge of the Quran who’s recited the Shahada a Muslim. You require complete knowledge off the Deen (religion). A) you have no evidence 9/11 etc are caused by Muslims, conspiracy theories exist everywhere B) a few fanatics exist everywhere. I know my second point is the part of your article and I do condemn those minority of religious offenders however I do not accept that them claiming it really makes it part of Islam.

    2. Marina, it’s amazing to read your comments. You really need to get a more objective view of what SOME in your Islamic religion are up to. ISIS is no conspiracy theory. Neither is Boko Haram, Al Queda etc. Something seriously askew with ISLAM as it is presently understood in this generation BY SOME that has caused the massive outbreak of Islamist violence all over the world.

      While its not fair to hold innocent majority of Muslims guilty for the sins of the kooks within Islam, it is fair to expect that you won’t be a denier of this new holocaust — which by the way is responsible for a holocaust of Muslims and non-muslim Arabs more than European cartoonists.

      You might also want to spend some time considering how Islam spread throughout much of the world. It was established by violence, war and terror very similar to what we see today. The sects within Islam were themselves the products of wars violence and the battle to succeed Mohammad. This history is available for all to read. This isn’t said to attack Muslims. The same or lesser criticisms can be made against Judaism and Roman Christianity (and my own Catholicism committed it’s share of Infidel burnings of which the modern church is now rightly ashamed). Other religions, Mormonism and Bahai for instance, SEEM from the outside to be founded on quackery. Yet despite the extremely dubious foundations of most religions, good, kind and godly people (godly in a positive sense) can be found in all these religions. I imagine and hope you are one of those. But don’t view your religion with blinders. Islam has some major problems in it’s world view that at present have placed some of it’s adherents in a state of war with modernism and the west… a modernism and a west that respects your right to practice your faith, despite your faith’s rejection of the right of religious freedom for others.

  2. A very good article by Ali Sina.For many years you are giveing a walkup call to Europe and America and informed the danger of Islam, but they are in deep sleep.Let them taste the Islamic rule if they do not walkup.

  3. This looks likes the work of go ole Israeli! And this article is 100% non sense!!! Never have I read a article that made me sick to my stomach like this!!

  4. I never understood why so many people would follow a religion founded by a known pedophile. Ayisha was 7 years old. Some agrue that was 1400 years ago, but they don’t want you to know it is still practiced in some areas…today.

    I do believe that not all Muslims support terror, but the streets throughout the middle east were full of people celebrating after the 9/11 attacks.

    Well written piece.

    1. Narrated By ‘Abdullah : The Prophet said, “No human being is killed unjustly, but a part of responsibility for the crime is laid on the first son of Adam who invented the tradition of killing (murdering) on the earth. (It is said that he was Qabil).

  5. Well written and gets to the point. Unfortunately, you are right Ali Sina, this would be dismissed by most Muslims as propaganda and by leftwing liberals as right wing rhetoric. I Apathy is the worst thing in today’s society and I think to combat this, there should be an effort by all people who are concerned for the future of the Human race to expose the truth about Mohammed, his carnal and criminal life instead of the white washed version being peddled as “official” history in schools, PBS, BBC etc. It was not too long ago that I bought in to the belief that Islam worshipped the same God as Judaism and Christianity until I met a former Muslim from Nigeria. My knowledge of his country made me ask him of his religion even though his name did not sound Christian. He replied to me that he used to be a Muslim and has left Islam to be a Christian. My naïve response to him was “not such a big deal since it’s the same God” at which he replied, “no, it’s not” that led me to my own awakening. I have since met him again and had a lengthy conversation about the evils of Islam and what people do not know about it.
    There is another thing that I do not think is understood by many people about the roots of bigotry can also be traced to Islam as it espouses the superiority of the Arabs over other people. a part that is not understood by many is the way Arab culture is weaved into the fabric of Islam itself and how to this day even among Muslims, Arabs see themselves as above others. At a certain point in history, Islam had achieved dominance and as been the nature of “dominated” cultures to emulate what they see. Slavery is another thing that has been historically blamed on Europeans because the greater flow of slaves from Africa that flowed into the Muslim world had been limited in their ability to procreate (due to castrations and unfavorable views of dark offspring’s by the Arabs) and have thus a relatively small number of people to prove their existence. Although slavery has been practiced by multiple cultures all over the world, there has been no religion that has promoted it more than Islam. The one thing discussed in the essay by Mr. Sina did not mention is that in Southeast Asia and areas where Islam spread to, had institutionalized slavery as in countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, it was only in areas where Islam has taken root in those countries that slavery was extensively practiced. In actuality, slave taking and slave like practices (debt bondage) continued to happen in this part of the world well into the 1980’s.
    To our Muslim readers, please educate yourself about your so called prophet. He was just a man and he has caused the death of more people in this planet that any other despot past or present.

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