MUHAMMADS VULGAR FACE
This article is not about Muhammads appearance (although I include an actual description of him at the end). Rather, this article is about the nature (face) of Muhammad and his religion, Islam.
Im examining several aspects related to Islam and the world today:
1) Not often mentioned examples of early Islamic violence and terrorism
2) Muhammads teachings on the application of violence
3) Current events and how the West is struggling to cope with that face
4) What the future holds for the West
The violence and hatred you see in Muslims today are a reflection of Muhammad's face; a reflection of Muhammads actions and teachings; a reflection of his character, his nature. Muhammad had different faces: a devoted and loving face to those that obeyed him, and a harsh, violent face to those that disbelieved him. I use the term "vulgar" because I cannot think of a better term to describe Muhammad's attitude toward, and commands against, those that rejected his claim to be a prophet.
1) DEPICTIONS OF TERRORIST VIOLENCE
Youre aware of the recent Muslim violence around the world. Does a week go by during which you dont hear of Muslims bombing, murdering, burning, or destroying others throughout the world? You cannot find a region, except for Antarctica, that the Muslims have not perpetrated a crime against innocents. The actions of the devout Muslims are a criminal poison in the world today.
Compare the actions of the devout Muslims today with what Muhammad and his followers did to those that rejected him .
1) Muhammads followers had attacked a neighboring Arab tribe and suffered a defeat. Later they returned and conquered that tribe. They took the survivors as captives. However one of the tribes leaders was an old woman whom they tied between two camels and ripped her apart! 
2) One Muslim man had a female slave who he had sex with and impregnated. She bore him children. But she was not a Muslim, (yes Islam allows Muslims to take female slaves and use them for sex). She criticized Islams founder Muhammad. The man didnt like her doing that so one day, he had enough and he stabbed her to death. Muhammad said that her killing was legal under Islam because she criticized him. 
3) Muhammad sent his men to assassinate a man who disparaged him. The men, who were once the mans friends, went to his house at night and lied to him in order to get him to leave his house. They said they were leaving Islam and needed his help. He opened his door to them and went out to speak with them. They seized him and stabbed him to death. Then they cut off his head and brought it to Muhammad. They all shouted "Allah Akbar!" and rejoiced that they successfully murdered him. 
You can read about all of those brutalities in the references provided. All of them are documented in early Islamic writings, the writings of Islamic scholars who loved Muhammad and Islam. Are any of these crimes any different from what you see the devout Muslims in the world today perpetrating? How do you feel about them?
Wouldnt you agree that those early Muslim criminals are every bit as evil as the Muslim bombers in London? Arent they every bit as sickening as the Yemeni Muslim who shot the American nurse in the face because he wanted to be closer to Allah? Arent they as devilish as the Muslim who murdered Theo Van Gogh, or the Muslims who blew up the trains in Spain, or the Muslims who beheaded the children in Indonesia, or the stupid Muslims who tortured and murdered an American Quaker named Tom Fox, or the vicious Muslims who murdered Atwar Bahjat? You know full well I could go on and on and on and on about the continuing parade of atrocities committed by devout Muslims throughout the world.
You cannot tell the actions of todays Muslims apart from what Muhammad did. This is because todays Muslim terrorists are doing what he did! Todays Muslim terrorists are obeying Muhammads teachings and putting those teachings into action. He tortured people, they torture people. He beheaded people, they behead people. He murdered people, they murder people. They imitate him. Study the Islamic source materials for yourself and read about the atrocities Muhammad and his followers committed.
Enough with the nonsense about Islam being hijacked!
2) MUHAMMADS TEACHINGS ON VIOLENCE
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
Muhammads story is the story of a man who comes into power and uses that power to crush those that oppose him. Muhammad mixed politics with his dictatorial man-made religion.
Dont take anybodys word for it, not even mine. Do your own thinking and studying. Ive had so many people, including Muslims, write me and tell me that they had no idea that Muhammad was so brutal. But once they started reading about him for themselves, they saw the light. Many have left Islam, and that is a good thing. Theyve realized that there is a poison in Islam, that it was harmful to society, and so they left it. Many have realized what the French philosopher Ernest Renan said,
"Muslims are the first victims of Islam. Many times I have observed in my travels in the Orient that fanaticism comes from a small number of dangerous men who maintain the others in the practice of religion by terror. To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service one can render him."
ON TO THE TEACHINGS
To highlight Muhammads teachings Im going to present a few quotes from some of the earliest Islamic source materials available. They are respected by devout Muslims worldwide.
You can read in specific detail about the various quotes above in the articles referenced here . I provide the context and an analysis on these and many others.
Muhammad did indeed teach terrorism and he put his teachings into practice. He walked the walk. So did his followers. After he died tens of thousands of people left Islam, and tens of thousands of them were forced to re-convert to Islam after other thousands were slaughtered by Muslim armies.
Religion of peace did you say? Are you kidding me?
I know one ex-Muslim who said to me, "I memorized the Quran and knew that it called Muhammad a mercy for mankind. But as I studied his life I saw the trail of blood behind him grow ever wider. I could not reconcile his violence and killing with what the Quran said about him." This Muslim studied Muhammads life according to the earliest Islamic source materials at an Islamic religious university.
You see, its all there, available in English, waiting for a na´ve and lazy Western audience to read.
Of course you wont find intellectual cowards like Juan Cole, Steve Waldman, or Gary Leupp addressing Muhammads evil deeds. Its too politically incorrect to tell it like it is about Muhammad. Its a shame; theyre all intelligent men. Their hatred and bias are often vented against others but when they write about Muhammad they turn a blind eye to his crimes.
Muhammads teachings and actions are the foundation that todays Muslim terrorists build upon.
3) ISLAM IN ACTION TODAY
I am not going to write in detail on what the Muslims have been doing. You can find plenty of information on the Muslim hit parade here:
Michelle Malkin: http://www.michellemalkin.com/
Daniel Pipes: http://www.danielpipes.org/
Robert Spencer: http://jihadwatch.org/
All the above writers do an excellent job on informing their readers about the evil perpetrated by todays Muslims.
Islam has flexed its muscles. The politically correct West has a mouthful of the bitter taste of Islam. Many feminine Europeans have buckled. Look at their leaders stop in unbelief and dismay. Some Danes have taken a stand, but others wring their hands and betray their brothers. Muslims intimidated the Western press into cringing and dancing the cowards dance (more info). Isnt it amazing to see the once stout Western press reduced to a pack of bleating sheep? Those Americans have caved worst of all. Lets hope that Europeans remember their history and learn a lesson from Spain: 711 to 1492. A long and painful lesson that was. In the end, the Spaniards knew they had to expel Islam from the land in order to have true peace.
One good American blog, RedState, presents a view on Europes fractured history in dealing with Islam here: "The wages of Western disunity."
Islam is at war with you! Your choice is the same choice Muhammad gave people: fight, or convert to Islam. The battles are coming whether you like it or not. You cannot buy them off as Jimmy Carter would do. The Muslims are dedicated soldiers who are willing to die and murder for their cause. Europeans had to unite to stop the Ottoman Empire. Now we have to unite again. Its at our doorstep.
Things out in America are better, but not great. Most of Americas conservatives know that Islam is evil or at least they know they are in a war with "Islamism". They can see its fruit. But the American liberals, out of a hatred of George Bush and conservatives, have a difficult time identifying the same. Some will speak out against "Islamism", and stop there. Thats about it.
One intelligent liberal writer, Peter Beinhart, hits the nail on the head when he essentially states that when it comes to the war on terror (call it what you will), American liberals are AWOL. i.e., they dont count, and they need to get into the game. You can read his article here. Beinhart is dead right. A half hearted response will result in Americans long term pain and defeat as well.
4) ISLAMIC TERRORISM: WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
The key to knowing how the Muslims will act in the future is to understand their ideology and know where they stand in the material world today. Lets hope Im wrong, but people who know my work, and many who initially doubted my works, now know Ive been correct up to this point.
Im not a prophet. But Ive studied Islam in some depth. Their ideology is simple; Islam must subject the world. Muhammad said he was ordered by Allah to fight men until they bow the knee to Muhammad and Islam. And that is exactly what he did. Todays Muslims endeavor to do the same in a variety of ways, some peaceful, some violent. They will obey Muhammad and follow through on making war on Islams opponents.
How do they stand materially? They have money coming in from governments, individuals, and phony charities in the West. They have the Muslim communitys worldwide support to one degree or another, with few exceptions. They have brave soldiers. Take a look at their operations over the last 20 years: theyve been very successful. They will build upon their successes, (America, Spain, London, Holland, France, Israel, Denmark, etc.) The tide of battle will ebb and flow, but over the course of the last 20 years they have made substantial gains.
A while ago I wrote about the murder of Van Gogh. In that article I made a few predictions. I re-read the article and was amazed at how quickly things have come to pass.
Muslims in the West have tasted Western blood, and it tasted good, they want more. If that sounds simplistic or crude, its because that is the easiest way to describe their growing confidence. Each successful killing or silencing emboldens them, and gives them confidence and desire to push their actions further.
Understand this: when a person becomes a Muslim, they are choosing to support Islam through violence. Its part of the package. Initially they may not realize it, but as they continue to grow in the knowledge of Islam, and deepen their commitment to obey Muhammad, they will move into supporting violence to further Islams domination. Tabari records in volume 6 of his history that Muslims who pledged themselves to Muhammad understood that they were declaring war on the whole world, and they were fine with that.
We have already seen a handful of native born Americans and Europeans involved with terrorism, and that number will grow. Tomorrows terrorists will be home grown Americans and Western Europeans.
And dont think for a second that Islam is a plague that only threatens the West. It has also bitten Russia, threatens China, and bleeds Africa as it has always done. Islam is truly a poison in humanitys soul.
Muhammad was indeed a terrorist, and he is the archetype for todays terrorists. They do what he did, they obey what he taught them to do. Muhammad was mentally scarred following his experience in the cave which led to his subsequent depressions and suicide attempts. This hardened his mind and soul. Thereafter it was easy for him to order the killing of those that rejected his claims.
The real question that needs to be asked is to the Muslims: "Why do you follow such a violent and evil man?"
The other question that needs to be asked to so many naive Westerners is, "Why do you turn a blind eye to the threat at your doorstep?"
The good news is that more and more people are realizing and understanding how violent and evil Islam is. Even Muslims are admitting that there exists an integral core of aggressive violence in Islams teachings. The bad news is that the call to jihad, the shedding of blood, is both a spiritual and physical addiction in Islam. The Satanic spirit that drove Muhammad and now drives the Muslims is not going to let up. Its not over, not by a long shot. It is really just the beginning.
(You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. John 8:44)
Jesus said that wars and rumors of wars would always be with mankind, and so they are. I can tell you, with no doubt, that there are going to be some horrible events in the near future, and that Islam will be involved. But isnt that what Jesus also said?
Jesus also said that no man knows the hour of His return. We dont know when or how we will die. I often seek to extend an invitation to readers to think about Jesus. There are many trials in the world. Regardless of what mankind faces, God has called us to return to Him. Life is temporary, but being right with God has eternal significance.
PRAYER FOR SALVATION
This prayer is written for anyone. This includes Muslims who are seeking the truth and who want to know God in a personal way.
"Lord Jesus, I believe in You. I believe that You are the Son of God and the Lord. I believe that You died for my sins and were raised from the dead. I confess that I am a sinner and I ask You to come into my heart, cleanse me from my sins, and forgive me for my sins. I turn to follow and obey You I put my faith in you. I now receive You as Messiah and Lord and totally commit my life to You."
MUHAMMADS APPEARANCE (taken from Sahih Hadith)
Muhammad was of a height a little above the average. He was of sturdy build with long muscular limbs and tapering fingers. The hair of his head was long and thick with some waves in them. His forehead was large and prominent, his eyelashes were long and thick, his nose was sloping, his mouth was somewhat large and his teeth were well set.
His cheeks were spare and he had a pleasant smile. His eyes were large and black with a touch of brown. His beard was thick and at the time of his death, (age 63), he had seventeen gray hairs in it. He had a thin line of fine hair over his neck and chest. He was fair of complexion and handsome.
1) Ripping the old lady in half
Guillaume, A., "The Life of Muhammad", a translation of Ibn Ishaq's "Sirat Rasulallah", Oxford University Press, Karachi, Pakistan, page 665;
2) Murder of the female slave
Abu Dawud, Suliman, "Sunan", al-Madina, New Delhi, 1985, translated by A. Hasan, Book 38, Number 4348; http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/theo_van_gogh.htm
3) Murder of Kab
Bukhari, Muhammad, "Sahih Bukhari", Kitab Bhavan, New Delhi, India, 1987, translated by M. Khan, Volume 5 #369;
4) Bukhari volume 1, #387
5) Shakir, M. H., "The Quran", Tahrike Tarsile Quran, Inc., Elmhurst, NY, 1993, Chapter 9, verse 5.
6) "The Quran", Chapter 9, verse 29
7) Muir, "The Life of Muhammad"
10 May 2006
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