Muhammad Was All About Love


Someone posted this on a Facebook page. It wasn't a counterjihad page, and it's a popular page, so it got lots of comments, many of them positive. But one commenter had this concise answer:

Love was not Muhammad's religion. According to Islamic history, Muhammad kidnapped people and held them for ransom, he ordered assassinations, he took slaves, he tortured a rabbi by building a fire on the rabbi's chest, he oversaw the beheading of 800 Jewish men, and took one of those men's wives as his sex slave.

I like how this comment just sticks to facts, doesn't get hysterical over the ridiculousness of the posted meme, and doesn't even really say everything that could be said, but it was enough. If anyone reads that and thinks, "No, it can't be," they can easily look up any of those factoids and find out that — surprise — they are all true. That's enough of a reality check to change anyone's general opinion about Islam, and a powerful refutation of this ridiculous meme.

Citizen Warrior is the author of the book, Getting Through: How to Talk to Non-Muslims About the Disturbing Nature of Islam and also writes for Inquiry Into Islam, History is Fascinating, and Foundation for Coexistence. Subscribe to Citizen Warrior updates here. You can send an email to CW here


Shane Mann 6:45 AM  

Yes, the way to defeat Islamic Jihad is by telling the truth about Islam, Muhammad, Jihad, Sharia law, Taqiyya, etc... in a calm, logical manner. Do not attack Muslims as a group, but attack Islam as being a violent, misogynistic, intolerant, and backward religion, and as an oppressive political system. If you are accused of being an Islamophobe or bigot after this, then ask these people - "Why should Islam be the only religion that cannot be criticized or even hated?" "Are people who hate Christianity Christianophobes and bigots?"

johnt643 7:37 AM  

Mohammad was about his own joy and feelings of having power over people that did not believe as he. For such, he was a murdering savage, thief, sexual predator of little boys. Were he alive today, he would qualify for a cell beside Charles Manson.

clerinos 3:41 PM  

It is hard to believe that any person that knows anything about Muhammad and love could connect the two, unless it is about self love.

Ben 1:59 AM  

Such FB commentary should be documented. Sources should be named. In this case, Ash-Shifa and The Life Of Muhammad, translated by Guillaume. Readers should be told that those books can be found in pdf format in the internet archive.

Volume 4 of Sahih Bukhari is another good source. Take screen shots of pages 108 & 140 and post them to FB & Twitter.

Moe taught love: of other Muslims only. Fight everyone else. Tell the fools to read Reliance Of The traveller Book o, Chapter 9, particularly o9.8. Back that up with Risala Ch. 60.2(b) and Hedaya vol. 2, pg. 144. They are clues for the clueless.

GermanGuy 2:53 PM  

That Buddha taught love is also nonsense

Unknown 2:41 AM  

Really this is almost like insulting Charlie Manson.

Walter Sieruk 8:43 AM  

Dr. Sabastian Gorka ,well, understands that the root cause of Islamic terrorism is Islam. For in his book which is entitled DEFEATING JIHAD explained about the jihadist –Muslims on page 132 which reads “The enemy’s center of gravity is ideology of holy war against the infidel...”
This is, of course, the ideology of Islam jihad [Islamic terrorism] in which the jihadists are in this war against us for the victory of Islam over us.

Walter Sieruk 9:14 AM  

The difference between Christians and Muslims in their places of worship in the United States of America and how they invest their time and effort may be seen in the following. There are some Muslims who gather together in their mosque. They, at times, discuss the furtherance and advancement of Islam by the means of either the stealth jihad or the militant jihad. In their Islamic agenda they are, no doubt, sincere and earnest.
In contrast, there are a number of Christians when they meet together, after the church service, and talk. The talk consists mainly of pious platitudes and their fantasy or daydream, of what they image heaven to be like. As if they actually can comprehend what heaven is like. They call this empty talk and waste of time “Christian fellowship.” Then after speaking such words many of them engage in a discussion about sports. This does show the Karl Marx was very wrong when he had written that “Religion is the opium of the people.” It’s obvious the actual “Opium of the people” is sports. For excessive obsession with sports distracts for subjects of real, actual, importance Nevertheless, the point being that with the topics, time and effort invested in by many Muslims is greatly contrasted in and by the topics, time and effort, invested in by many Christians. The outcome of this may be the sad tragic reality that Muslims ,might than , instead of Christians have a better future in America. Be it Sharia based laws in this nation and not Bible based laws or whatever the case may be. Then the Christians in America will not really have a valid reason to complain since they wasted their time with worthless subjects of no actual value rather than invest their time in the study of Islam and its different forms of its jihad, and the engage in Bible based and intelligent ways to counter the darkness of this demonic movement.

Anonymous 9:19 AM  

“All of a sudden we see that the greatest interpreters of Islam are politicians in the Western world,” he wrote sarcastically. “They know better than all the speakers in the mosques, all those who deliver terrible sermons against anything that is either Christian or Jewish. These Western politicians know that there is good Islam and bad Islam. They know even how to differentiate between the two - except that none of them know how to read a word of Arabic.”

Anonymous 3:05 AM  

Ben - You are right. We need to spread the knowledge of the texts you mention.

Here is the Risala, the manual of Islamic law from the Maliki school of jurisprudence:

Here is the Hanafi equivalent, the Hedaya:

But by far the clearest exposition is the Shafi'i equivalent, the Reliance of the Traveller:

Here is the Alfred Guillaume’s indispensable Life of Muhammed which shows his character and actions more clearly than the Koran and Hadiths:

and here is a guide to the best bits to save time:

Unknown 8:02 AM  

Who the hell is running this world? I woke up this morning thinking it was one group of people and now am not so sure. If it is really Muslims, how are they doing it? Through media? Politics? Warfare isn't what it used to be. I think we've learnt that all out war is not the way to go any more. Subtle manipulation is easier, if not slower to take effect, but where is this manipulation in the media? Why aren't film and television industries headed by them? Simple questions to answer for some, but now I just don't know.

Citizen Warrior 3:08 PM  

Many people are trying to run the world. Including orthodox Muslims. Yes, through the media:

Yes, through politics:

And yes, subtle manipulation:

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