a la Brother Yusuf Islam
If you know Mr. Yusuf Islam's email please ask him to read this message
By Abul Kasem
Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Steven) is very upset and frustrated with the acts
of Islamic Jihadis for 9-11. He
has decided to pick up the keyboard instead of AK47, plastic bombs, and
the sword to defend Islam (Peace Train: Late Again: NFB, December 24,
2001). In this rather
curiously titled essay, he sheds tears (crocodile?) and sorrows for the
victims of the Islamic terror perpetrated by a bunch of misguided (?),
hardcore co-Islamists. He
spares no pain to portray Islam as a religion of peace, mercy,
tolerance, love, and what not to say the least.
He quotes the same oft-repeated minuscule 'goodies' from the
Quran to tell the world that the episode of 9-11 is not ‘real
what is 'real Islam'? From
President George Bush to brother Yusuf Islam every 'lover' of Islam is
using a huge loudspeaker to announce to the world that 'Islam is a
religion of peace and tolerance. Islam
does not preach violence, terrorism, murder, killing, raping, burning,
and looting... etc. The
terrorists have hijacked the peaceful Islam.
Blah, blah blah'. How
nice those words are. Islam
is the light of the world. The
world will plunge into black darkness without Islam.
world is tired and fed up hearing this tirade for 24/7/365.
The question naturally arises: if Islam is such a virtuous
religion, then why it needs such a huge broadcast to proclaim to the
'ignorant' billions of Kafirs' that 'Islam is peaceful.
Islam is peaceful ad infinitum.
The answer to this is also clear.
The world’s mainstream print and electronic media just to
please the Arab ‘oil masters’ are using this slogan.
No other religion in the world needs such a huge advertising
campaign to promote its 'goodies'.
Is there anything wrong with Islam?
Of course not. Everything
is fine and dandy with Islam. If
not anything seems to be OK with Islam, then that is not the fault of
the 'best religion' of Allah. Every
problem of Islam is actually the evil designs of the Jews, the evil West
(Christians), the Maalaoon Indians (Hindus) and the repugnant
secularists/ freethinkers. It
seems that Islam has enemies everywhere.
Our brother Yusuf Islam plays the same tune.
after being given the Koran in my late twenties, I discovered quite the
reverse of what I’d expected. One
of the first revelations was that the word Islam itself comes from Salam
or ‘Peace’. A faith and
concept far away from the horrific violence, destruction and terrorism
we have seen in recent weeks.”
How nice and beautiful those words are!
Surely, those words are carefully constructed to attract more
converts from the West like, John Walter (American), David Hicks
(Australian), and Richard Reid (British)...Etc.
Mr. Yusuf quotes from Islam without giving any verse reference
those old and the only innocent excerpts from the Holy Book.
Now, I ask brother Yusuf, "Can you please tell us what are
the 'contexts' of those
verses"? Whenever the
'Kafirs' quote from the Quran, the Islamists mercilessly whack them with
the same old lame excuse of 'out of context'.
Now, the Kafirs' also play the same game.
What do you know! We
also say that those verses are 'out of context' too'.
Let us see how.
is a brother Yusuf Islam's gem
is no compulsion in religion" (2:256).
2:256] Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out
clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in God hath grasped
the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And God heareth and
knoweth all things.
Yusuf Islam knows very well that this provision does not apply to the
Muslims (whether born or convert, if a Muslim changes his religion he
faces death penalty). That is why he carefully states, " meaning
once a person is of a certain faith there should be no force imposed on
that person to change". However, brother Yusuf Islam, you have
misunderstood. This verse (2:256) has been abrogated and is replaced by
the four sacred months (Rajab, Zulqad, Zulhaj, Muharram) have passed
slay the pagans wherever you find them; if repent and becomes believers
9:5] But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the
Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in
wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and
establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the
way for them: for God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
dare I say that verse 2:256 is canceled? For an answer please look at
is prescribed even if it is disliked...2:216
2:216] Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is
possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love
a thing which is bad for you. But God knoweth, and ye know not.
verse cancels all the 'goodies' and 'mercies' for the unbelievers.
9:5 clearly says what is the true meaning of 'compassion' in Islam.
Please look at the tolerance of Islam in this verse. Islam will spare
the life of an unbeliever if only he submits to Islam.
There is no way to escape death if one decides to keep his/her
old faith after being defeated by merciful Islam. Can brother Yusuf now
tell us what is the context of verse 2:256? Does this verse (2:256)
still apply or verse 9:5 apply?
Yusuf takes great pride in Islam because Islam recognizes the Torah and
the Gospel. This, of course, is true for the simple reason that our
merciful prophet copied all his inventions from these sources. However,
does brother Yusuf know that reading the Torah and the Gospel by the
Muslims is forbidden? Here is one example:
to a faction of the people of Book makes one an apostate...3:100
3:100] O ye who believe! If ye listen to a faction among the People
of the Book, they would (indeed) render you apostates after ye have
is the meaning of this verse, Mr. Yusuf? Does not this verse is crystal
clear that if a Muslim reads/listens to the current versions of the
Torah and the Bible he becomes an apostate and liable to death penalty?
Is not this the reason of death penalty for the mere possession of the
Bible in some Islamic Paradises? Please answer this question.
is one more 'goldies' for the people of the Book :
of the gospel (Christians) are asked to judge the Quran, if they do not
agree then they are rebellious...5:47
5:47] Let the people of the Gospel judge by what God hath revealed
therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what God hath
revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.
is another superb quote brother Yusuf uses to tell us about merciful
109:6] To you be your Way, and to me mine.
done, brother! May I humbly
ask you what is the 'context' of this verse?
I know you are fumbling for an answer.
Let me tell you the context.
This verse from sura 'Kaffirun' is one the earliest 20 verses of
the revelation of merciful Allah to his best creation, Mohammad.
In fact, this is the 18th sura in the chronological
order of the Quran. Why our peaceful prophet was so magnanimous at that
time?. The answer, simply, was his survival.
You see, during that very early morning time of
Islam, our prophet was more dependent upon the mercy of the 'Kafir'
pagans and the Jews and the Christians of Mecca than upon mercy of
Allah. At that time, he had
a very handful of followers (probably 30 or less).
He had no choice but to be humble and compromising with these
pagan 'beasts' just to save his neck.
These 'beasts' gave him a chance. He
was allowed in Kaaba and was allowed to preach.
Of course, some of these 'beasts' were not happy with him and
pelted stones at him whenever he tried to propagate his merciful
they tolerated him and allowed him to continue.
Therefore, the prophet of Islam took the strategy of give and
take (compromise) with the pagans.
the tune of merciful prophet changed dramatically when the number of his
followers swelled to a couple of thousands mainly from the ranks of
criminals and mischief- makers. He
became militarily strong and made a complete about turn from verse
109:6. This time he
invented the following suras to completely subdue the pagan 'beasts'.
Here are a few examples.
2:190] Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not
transgress limits; for God loveth not transgressors.
the unbelievers wherever you catch them...2:191
and oppression are worse than slaughter...2:191
not fight at the sacred mosque (Ka'aba) unless they fight you
they fight then slay them...2:191
2:191] And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from
where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than
slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first)
fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of
those who suppress faith.
them until there is no more tumult or oppression...2:193
2:193] And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or
oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God; but if they
cease, Let there be no hostility except to those who practise
in God's cause and rouse the believers...4:84
is the strongest in might and punishment...4:84
4:84] Then fight in God's cause - Thou art held responsible only for
thyself - and rouse the believers. It may be that God will restrain the
fury of the Unbelievers; for God is the strongest in might and in
the believers to fight; if there are twenty amongst you, you will
vanquish two hundred, if hundred then you will vanquish one
8:65] O Apostle! rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are
twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two
hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers:
for these are a people without understanding.
I can go on quoting verses after verses where
you will see how our 'prophet of peace' loved to hunt and kill the
'beasts'. Brother Yusuf,
will you kindly let us know if these verses are still applicable today
Is suicide allowed in Islam?
Of course, not, isn't it? Then,
how come the suicide bombers are not impressed by 4:29-30 that says
The believers are to do trading/business
with each other; do not cheat a trading partner and do not commit
4:29] O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in
vanities: But let there be amongst you Traffic and trade by mutual
good-will: Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily God hath been to
you Most Merciful!
If any believer commits suicide then God will cast him in hell
4:30] If any do that in rancour and injustice,- soon shall We cast
them into the Fire: And easy it is for God.
Well, those young Jihadis do not take Islamic
lessons from brother Yusuf. Do
they? They consider dying
in the process of killing the 'infidel West' is the best form of
salvation. Allah has
reserved the front row seats for them in heaven.
See what Allah says:
The believers fight in the cause of God; they kill and get
9:111] God hath purchased of the believers their persons and their
goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in
His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth,
through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to
his covenant than God? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have
concluded: that is the achievement supreme.
not this provision made sense to those baby Jihadis who had just started
in their life and had very little/no experience about life in general
and about the crooked preachers in particular?
to add fuel to the fire, here is a Hadith, which clearly sanctions
suicide to kill the 'infidels'
eulogized a person for committing suicide for Allah's cause...9.83.29
Volume 9, Book 83,
We went out with the Prophet to Khaibar. A
man (from the companions) said, "O 'Amir! Let us hear some of your
Huda (camel-driving songs.)" So he sang some of them (i.e. a lyric
in harmony with the camels walk). The Prophet said, "Who is the
driver (of these camels)?" They said, "Amir." The Prophet
said, "May Allah bestow His Mercy on him !" The people said,
"O Allah's Apostle! Would that you let us enjoy his company
longer!" Then 'Amir was killed the following morning. The people
said, "The good deeds of 'Amir are lost as he has killed
himself." I returned at the time while they were talking about
that. I went to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Prophet! Let my
father be sacrificed for you! The people claim that 'Amir's good deeds
are lost." The Prophet said, "Whoever says so is a liar, for 'Amir
will have a double reward as he exerted himself to obey Allah and fought
in Allah's Cause. No other way of killing would have granted him greater
Can Mr.Yusuf Islam deny this Hadith, which is
from Shahih Bukhari, the most trusted Hadith in Islam.
Can brother Yusuf please tell us the 'contextual
reference' of this Hadith? Are
all Muslims including the baby Jihadis are supposed to emulate this
Hadith or not?
Yusuf Islam then expresses,
"Today, as a member of the human
family, I have been shattered by the horror of recent events.
The display of death and indiscriminate killing we have just
witnessed in the US has undoubtedly scarred humanity; terror on this
scale affects everybody on this small planet of ours, and no one is free
from the fallout. Not only did the terrorists hijack planes and destroy
life, but also they hijacked the peaceful religion of Islam and split
the brother and sisterhood of mankind.”
Truly, you are a lover of humanity, brother.
You are so horrified by the terror.
But brother, did you know that this terror is actually sanctioned
by merciful Allah? See for
God casts terror in the hearts of
3:151] Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers,
for that they joined companions with God, for which He had sent no
authority: their abode will be the Fire: And evil is the home of the
unbelievers cannot escape God's terror...8:59-60
8:59] Let not the unbelievers think that they can get the better (of
the godly): they will never frustrate (them).
8:60] Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your
power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of)
the enemies, of God and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may
not know, but whom God doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause
of God, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.
sends signs by way of terror...17:59
Isra'il 17:59] And We refrain from sending the signs, only because
the men of former generations treated them as false: We sent the
she-camel to the Thamud to open their eyes, but they treated her
wrongfully: We only send the Signs by way of terror (and warning from
Unbelievers are to quake from
34:51] If thou couldst but see when they will quake with terror; but
then there will be no escape (for them), and they will be seized from a
position (quite) near.
has sent terror in the heart of the unbelievers, that's why the
believers are stronger...59:13
59:13] Of a truth ye are stronger (than they) because of the terror
in their hearts, (sent) by God. This is because they are men devoid of
all, those burst of tears from our brother Yusuf Islam, we expected a
genuine evaluation of the reason for all those 'blessed terror'.
But no. He will not
blames the Hollywood for this terror!
I think even those 'Beshti Jihadis' will laugh to their hearts
content at this madness of brother Yusuf. Brother writes,
It must also be mentioned that during these last twenty-odd years, there
has been a noticeable build up of hostility and propaganda in the West
against Islam. The growing
number of violent films we have seen coming out of Hollywood depicting
Muslims as terrorists, should have prepared us.”
really do not know what to write.
The real reason for
Islamic terrorism is American Hollywood movie makers!!
May Allah give brother Yusuf a long life. Without him,
this temporary herein (present world) will be absolutely a boring place.
He still knows how to entertain!
to the readers.
you’ve not noticed already, this scribe is a paid lackey of the Jews,
the West and the Hindus. He
receives regular payment from these 'enemies of Islam' for 'bashing the
religion of Peace. He has
received five thousand dollars from the Jews (Mossad) for writing this
'out of context' essay to deride the good name of the Prophet and the
king of all religion, Islam. Don't
you believe this? Duh!
Quran translations are by
A.Yusufali. Hadith Translation is by Dr. M. Muhsin Khan.
Kasem pens his essays from Sydney (not Sidney as some dullards of
scb think). Comments could
be directed at – [email protected]