Ben Affleck’s and Bill Maher’s recent squabble over Islam reveals a fundamental misunderstanding about Islam.
Maher claims Islam is “the only religion that acts like the Mafia, that will kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”
Affleck replied that Maher’s view was “gross and racist.” However, both were wrong in their understanding and characterization of Islam.
First, racism has nothing to do with religion. Affleck needs to read a dictionary.
Racism involves hatred or intolerance towards another ethnicity. Religion generally encompasses a set of beliefs that contain a moral code defining behavior and a particular worldview. Any person of any race can practice any religion they so choose. Muslims of all races practice Islam, just as ethnicities among Christians are diverse. There is no single race that practices a religion.
Second, the widely used terms “radical extremists” or “Islamic Fundamentalists” are misnomers. There are no such Muslims.
The Muslim Brotherhood and its spin-offs, Hezbollah, Hamas, ISIS, and others, are not extremists. Their beliefs are the same as the Harvard Chaplain who claims death to non-Muslims and the Ground Zero Imam who claims imprisonment for those who leave Islam. They are following Muhammad’s instructions, living in the stage of Islam applicable to their socio-political environment.
Muslims who follow Muhammad’s teachings practice and engage in honor killings, child marriage and institutionalized domestic violence. They are not minorities—they are following the Qur’an. Islamic Shari’a Councils now exist in England, Holland, and others, applying Shari’a via a de facto paralegal system.
In near Islamic states, those who reject or leave Islam are “liable to be killed,” beaten, stomped on, stabbed, burned, imprisoned, and killed. In fact, the majority of Muslims surveyed in a 2010 Pew Research poll support the death penalty in their country for those who leave Islam.
Third, Islam is not a peaceful religion. Maher’s analogy to the mafia is inaccurate; the Mafia’s purpose is power, greed, and profiting from illegal operations perpetrated through violence.
Their goal is not worldwide totalitarian rule.
Muslims commit violence because they are following Muhammad and the Qur’an. Islam, literally translated, means “submission” to Allah—or death.
The Qur’an, Hadith, and the Sunnah all clearly articulate that Islam is a political ideology designed to implement worldwide totalitarian rule through Shari’a Law.
The earliest, most comprehensive, and widely respected biography about Muhammad, written by Ibn Ishaq, Sira of Ibn Ishaq reveals that Muhammad and his followers were brutally violent.
Muslims who claim Islam is peaceful are following taqqiya, Qur’an-instructed deceit, or not following the Qur’an at all. As Abu Ad-Darda, Muhammad’s companion explained, “we can smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.”
In Muhammad’s biography, Ishaq describes Muhammad’s order to torture and behead Kinana b. al-Rabi’. Muhammad then took Kinana’s wife Safiya and consummated his marriage to her within 24 hours of killing her father and husband (English transl. p. 511-517).
The Hadith tells of Muhammad’s soldiers who raped “some excellent Arab women” because they “were suffering from the absence of [their] wives.” Muhammad told them it didn’t matter if they practiced ‘azl because “every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born” (Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3371).
And in his fifties, Muhammad added to his many wives by marrying six-year old Aisha, with whom he consummated his marriage three years later. (Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 7, Book 62, Number 64, 65, 88; Volume 5, Book 58, Number 236).
Peace, according to the Qur’an, will only exist when non-Muslims convert or are killed.
Finally, both Affleck and Meyers failed to acknowledge the reality that Muslims are intentionally killing Americans on American soil.
The beheading in Oklahoma was not a lone incident. Muslims have killed more than 3,000 Americans on American soil in more than 75 terrorist attacks over the last 40 years.
More troubling, is the more than 35 documented Jamaat ul-Fuqra jihadi training camps in at least 17 states.
Led by Pakistani Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, the camps are guised as part of a tax-exempt organization, Muslims of America Inc. Americans and non-Americans at Jamaat ul-Fuqra camps are taught how to use weapons (illegal, un-registered, un-licensed AK-47 rifles, rocket launchers, machine guns, and C4 explosives), how to kidnap and kill Americans, and how to conduct sabotage and subversive operations.
The question remains: Why are Islamists in America not being deported?
Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Elibiary(President Obama’s White House Homeland Security advisor) provides the answer: “America is an Islamic country” with an “Islamic Compliant Constitution,” within what will soon be a Muslim majority world.