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  1. MUSLIMS DEMANDS

    Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The
    Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

    Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

    Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other
    components.

    Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

    When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.

    Here’s how it works:

    As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

    United States — Muslim 0.6%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1.8%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.
    This is happening in:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world. When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to
    Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 100%

    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

    ‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris, ‘TheAdapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam Haj’

    It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of
    certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the
    national average would indicate.

    Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century.

    Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The
    Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

    Islam :Do not Question the ReligionSure we see some Muslims say that they are against “terrorism”, which they never really define. But have you ever seen many Muslims actually condemn the Islamic scriptures, or Mohammad? I have not, and the reason is that the Islamic scriptures warn them not to.

    The Koran warns Muslims not to ask too many questions.
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    YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Ask not questions about things which, if made plain to you, may cause you trouble. But if ye ask about things when the Qur’an is being revealed, they will be made plain to you, Allah will forgive those: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing.
    If Muslims do ask too many questions, the Koran states that they have lost their faith.
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    YUSUFALI: Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account lost their faith.
    Now I will take this a step further, to lose one’s faith is to apostate from Islam, and under Islamic Law this can be a death sentence. The “Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Scared Law”, teaches us that even denying a Koran verse is to apostate from Islam, and apostates should be killed.
    Justice: Apostasy from Islam
    ACTS THAT ENTAIL LEAVING ISLAM
    (7) to deny any verse of the Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus (def: b7) belongs to it, or to add a verse that does not belong to it:
    Justice: Apostasy from Islam
    o8.1 When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.
    o8.4 There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserves to die)
    For the record, “The Reliance of the Traveller”, has the stamp of approval from Al Azhar, the highest Islamic learning school in the world.
    Now I will point out in the ahadith were it states not to question the religion, and questioning overall is not encouraged.
    From the Bukhari hadith, we can see that Mohammad did not like to be questioned.
    Volume 1, Book 3, Number 92:
    Narrated Abu Musa:
    The Prophet was asked about things which he did not like, but when the questioners insisted, the Prophet got angry. He then said to the people, “Ask me anything you like.” A man asked, “Who is my father?” The Prophet replied, “Your father is Hudhafa.” Then another man got up and said, “Who is my father, O Allah’s Apostle ?” He replied, “Your father is Salim, Maula (the freed slave) of Shaiba.” So when ‘Umar saw that (the anger) on the face of the Prophet he said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We repent to Allah (Our offending you).”

    From Bukhari volume 2, we see the same pattern.
    Volume 2, Book 24, Number 555:
    Narrated Ash-sha’bi:
    The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba narrated, “Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) .” So Al-Mughira wrote: I heard the Prophet saying, “Allah has hated for you three things:
    1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others.
    2. Wasting of wealth (by extravagance)
    3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters) or asking others for something (except in great need). (See Hadith No. 591, Vol. Ill)

    Here is volume 3 verse 591.
    From the Bukhari hadith 3:591
    Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba:
    The Prophet said, “Allah has forbidden for you, (1) to be undutiful to your mothers, (2) to bury your daughters alive, (3) to not to pay the rights of the others (e.g. charity, etc.) and (4) to beg of men (begging). And Allah has hated for you (1) vain, useless talk, or that you talk too much about others, (2) to ask too many questions, (in disputed religious matters)and (3) to waste the wealth (by extravagance).

    Finally the Koran states that Mohammad’s actions are to be followed for all time.
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    YUSUFALI: Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.
    If anyone is waiting for the Islamic world to tear apart the Islamic scriptures, and condemn the actions of Mohammad, they are only fooling themselves. “Moderate” Islam is not coming to the rescue, and it will be our way of life or theirs. Take a side, the freedom of our families future generations is depending on us.

    Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
    “Those who know nothing about Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those people are witless. Islam says: ‘Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all!’ Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by the infidel? Islam says: ‘Kill them, put them to the sword and scatter them.’ Islam says: ‘Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword.’ The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for the Holy Warriors! Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.”

    What Islam REALLY Says About Jesus and His Return…
    I frequently have conversations with Islamic apologists who say that their Muslim “friends” have the utmost respect for Jesus. Well, perhaps they do, but it is not in the same vein as Christians’ respect for their Saviour! From the viewpoint of Muslims, Jesus is returning as a Muslim, and he will break the cross (destroy Christianity) and be a slave to Islam. Muslims believe that Jesus will also abolish the jizya, which will leave Jews and Christians with only two options: convert to Islam or die!
    Koran verse 9:29 calls for the extortion of Jew and Christians. (Jizya)
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    YUSUFALI:
    Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
    The following is what the Islamic scriptures (the ahadith) say about the return of Jesus.
    Muslims believe that Jesus will come back to fight for Islam, not Christianity!
    Book 37, Number 4310:
    Narrated AbuHurayrah:
    The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (peace_be_upon_him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.
    Volume 4, Book 55, Number 657:
    Narrated Abu Huraira:
    Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya (i.e. taxation taken from non Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allah (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it.” Abu Huraira added “If you wish, you can recite (this verse of the Holy Book): — ‘And there is none Of the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (i.e Jesus as an Apostle of Allah and a human being) Before his death. And on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness Against them.” (4.159) (See Fateh Al Bari, Page 302 Vol 7)
    So, according to the Muslim belief, when Judgment Day arrives, Jesus will judge the people by the words of the Koran and not of the Holy Bible.
    Volume 4, Book 55, Number 658:
    Narrated Abu Huraira:
    Allah’s Apostle said “How will you be when the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you and he will judge people by the Law of the Quran and not by the law of Gospel (Fateh-ul Bari page 304 and 305 Vol 7)

    PLEASE do not be fooled when Muslims says that they respect Jesus! They are manipulating you with semantics…

    Koran Verse 5:32~
    A License to Kill
    I am sure that many of us have heard Muslims make the following statement.
    “To kill one innocent man or woman is to kill all of humanity; to save one human is to save all of humanity.”
    When they say this they are being verydeceptive. They are leaving out the most important part of the verse, which is “unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land” Here it is in its entirety.
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    YUSUFALI: On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land- it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
    Obviously “mischief in the land” is a very open statement, and “mischief” can be defined as almost anything.
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary-mischief
    3 a : action that annoys or irritates
    As I said, this verse is a license to kill which is proven in this video. (Video from 2009)
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    YUSUFALI: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;
    For the sake of our families future generations, we need to fightSharia with all we have, otherwise they will suffer.

    Muslim Majlis~ Jesus Taught Islam
    The name “Islam” simply means “Self-surrender to the Will of God.” It is the way of life that all Prophets throughout history have taught, from those known in the Western world such as Abraham, Moses and Jesus to those sent to other parts of the earth like Salih, Shu’ayb and Luqman, the African. The last and final Guide was Muhammad, may he be blessed, who lived in sixth century Arabia. A “Muslim,”(i,e. a self surrendered one,) is a follower of this faith. Nearly one in every five persons alive today is a Muslim.
    Right off the bat, the deception begins! Jesus did NOT teach people to kill, rape, and enslave. However, Koran verse 33:50 shows us that Mohammad indeed WAS a rapist!

    Koran verse 033.050
    YUSUFALI: O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; and daughters of thy paternal uncles and aunts, and daughters of thy maternal uncles and aunts, who migrated (from Makka) with thee; and any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the Prophet if the Prophet wishes to wed her;- this only for thee, and not for the Believers (at large); We know what We have appointed for them as to their wives and the captives whom their right hands possess;- in order that there should be no difficulty for thee. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
    Does anyone have any evidence that Jesus was a rapist? To make matters worse, numerous verses in the Koran state that the actions of Mohammad are to be followed for posterity. Here is one example thereof:

    Koran verse 007.157
    YUSUFALI: “Those who follow the messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper.”

    Let’s take a look at what else they are trying to sell to us! From their “About Islam” page:
    What does Islam teach?

    Islam calls humanity to the service of the One, Omnipotent Creator, Who is known as “Allah”, (The Deity) in the Arabic language. It further instructs people on how they may live together in peace and harmony regardless of race, class or beliefs.The unity of purpose brought by all previous religious guides is highlighted as well as traditional morality, the equality of the sexes before God and the virtues of patience and humbleness.

    Yes, Islam does instruct people on how we may live in “peace”. Unfortunately, this includes instructions to be obeyed by non-Muslims as well. Convert, pay the jizya, be put into slavery, or die.Sounds fair…

    Equality of the sexes?
    From Islamic Law.

    PERMITTING ONE’S WIFE TO LEAVE THE HOUSE
    m10.4 The husband may forbid his wife to leave the home (O: because of the hadith related Bayhaqi that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said,
    “It is not permissible for the woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to allow someone into her husband’s house if he is opposed, or to out if he is averse”).
    Moving on…
    From where do these teachings come?
    Muslims have two major sources from which they derive their religious teachings. The first is a book known as “the Quran,” the direct Revelation of God to His last Prophet, the blessed Muhammad. The second source is the collection of sayings and pronouncements of the Prophet which are complimentary to the Revelation. This second source is known as “the Hadith.”

    What about Mohammad? Who was he?
    Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Arabia in the year 570. His father’s name was Abdullah and his mother’s was Aminah. Abdullah died before his son was born and his mother died when he was yet a small child. He was first placed under the care of his grandfather and then later his uncle, who raised his nephew as his own. As a boy, Muhammad (pbuh), disliked the prevailing custom of idol worship practiced by his people. How many a night he must have paused to watch the stars and endless plains, while tending his uncle’s flocks, and wondered at the real Creator of it all. He shunned the mischief of his fellow youth and soon developed a reputation for honesty, generosity, and compassion.
    This man Muhammad (pbuh) is truly the hero of his age as well as an inspiration to ours.

    The following verse from the Hadith shows us who Mohammad was:
    Bukhari Hadith Volume 1, Book 2, Number 25:
    Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:
    Allah’s Apostle said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”
    Well, there it is! Submit to Islam, or Mohammad the terrorist/warmonger would have killed you. Some hero.

    Now, let’s go back to see what else the Islamic salesmen have to say:
    How does Islam compare with Christianity and Judaism?

    Islam, or, the Way of Self-Surrender to God, was taught by all Prophets whether their race was Jewish, Chinese, African, Arab or Cheyenne. Accordingly, Moses, who is regarded as the pivotal figure in Judaism, and Jesus, who is the central personality of Christianity, both taught Islam to their peoples. The teachings of these great Messengers of God did not go unchanged, however, over the centuries, and one can find that many practices, beliefs, and customs practiced by the adherents of those faiths today differ from the original purity of their founder’s message. Muhammad (pbuh) simply brought the last installment of self-surrender (Islam) to the world in order to correct earlier corruption in humanity’s knowledge of the truth. So, if the roots of Judaism and Christianity are the same as Islam, why does Islam seem so exotic and strange? The problem is two-fold. On the one hand, there are people in the world who claim to be Muslims, but who do not follow the ethical or religious teachings of the faith. Unfortunately, the media has a universal fascination with negative news and a reluctance to highlight the positive.
    I am used to Muslims lying, but this Mosque is just outrageous. Besides being outrageous, their argument can be easily refuted. The Mosque claims that Jesus taught Islam. Since the Islamic scriptures proclaim that Muslims should not befriend Jews and Christians, then Jesus was also spreading the message to Muslims to shun Jews and Christians. Their argument does not make any sense at all!
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    YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.
    According to Muslim Masjlis, Jesus was also fine with Christians being beaten into submission. OK, sure…
    Koran verse 009.029
    YUSUFALI: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
    That wasn’t too hard! But, of course, all the negative publicity Islam gets is the media’s fault. Right.

    The reason Muslims attempt to make Islam and Christianity sound so similar is that Muslims want Christians to think that it is not a very big deal to convert to Islam.

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