Saturday, March 24, 2012

further proof...

Three teachers      “How many of you had no answer?”

Most of my students raised their hands. I had asked them to write anything they knew about Toulouse, France.

Most were shocked as I told them about the Muslim murderer, the Jewish children and adults in toulouse whose lives he had ended while shouting “Allahu akhbar!” What I didn’t know then was that the killer had videotaped himself shooting eight year old Myriam Monsenego, and had uploaded the video.

It’s hard to say that I would have been more incensed had I known. While telling them, I was both livid and full of grief due to yet another Islamic atrocity.

Although a few students wanted to know why there was such hatred for Jews among very strict (radical?) Muslims, I wanted to answer them with a list of Koranic suras and verses that encouraged hatred and animosity. But not a list I had prepared.

What I found was one published by Dr. Sami Alrabaa, a former Muslim and sociology professor who has taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University. From his aricle in The New Media Journal, Islam is a “Tolerant” Religion: Kill the Infidels,  ( The New Media Journal | Islam is a “Tolerant” Religion - Cached), I copied the suras he mentioned:

Literally, the Koran says the following about the Jews, Christians, and other "unbelievers:”

"O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” (Sura 5, verse 51).

"And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!” (Sura 9, verse 30).

"And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say: Surely Allah's guidance, that is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper.” (Sura 2, verse 120).

"And kill them (the unbelievers) wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.” (Sura 2, verse 191).

"Let not the believers take the unbelievers for friends rather than believers; and whoever does this, he shall have nothing of (the guardianship of) Allah, but you should guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully; and Allah makes you cautious of (retribution from) Himself; and to Allah is the eventual coming.” (Sura 3, verse 28).

"And guard yourselves against the fire which has been prepared for the unbelievers.” (Sura 3, verse 131)

"And when you journey in the earth, there is no blame on you if you shorten the prayer, if you fear that those who disbelieve will cause you distress, surely the unbelievers are your open enemy.” (Sura 4, verse 101).

"O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).” (Sura 9, verse 123).

"Surely We have prepared for the unbelievers chains and shackles and a burning fire.” (Sura 76, verse 4).

"O you who believe! if you obey a party from among those who have been given the Book (The Jews and Christians), they will turn you back as unbelievers after you have believed.” (Sura 3, verse 100).

"And their taking usury (interests on money) though indeed they were forbidden it and their devouring the property of people falsely, and We have prepared for the unbelievers from among them a painful chastisement.” (Sura 4. verse 161).

"Surely Allah has cursed the unbelievers (Jews, Christians and followers of other faiths) and has prepared for them a burning fire.” (Sura 33, verse 64).

"And whoever does not believe in Allah and His Apostle, then surely We have prepared burning fire for the unbelievers.” (Sura 48, verse 13).

A wrenching verification of this list came from despiccable (to me) source. As reported about a French intelligence officer in The Times of India article,  Facing flak, France says gunman a lone wolf with no Qaida links:

...The head of France's DCRI domestic intelligence agency, Bernard Squarcini, said, "As per statements Merah made during the siege, he self-radicalized in prison, on his own, reading the Quran," he said. "He said, everything is in the Quran. So, he was not a member of a network."

If not a “network,” perhaps a loose confederacy. One of its members might have been the teacher featured in a Jerusalem Post ( article, 'French teacher asked minute's silence for Merah', 03/23/2012. The article begins, “French education minister calls for English teacher's suspension after she called Toulouse killer a ‘victim’."

Upon hearing that most students walked out the 56 year old teacher’s class. A few remained to learn more about what he was saying.

Now that they know about Toulouse, I’m sure that my students, had they been in that class, would have jeered.

    B. Koplen      3/24/12
about yet another teacher who needs to be watched:

Islam on Campus: University of California
by Sami Alrabaa June 16, 2009 at 5:30 am

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