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Quran supports Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

By Mohammad Asghar


We have read a number of articles written recently by a good number of secular and religiously biased writers, some among whom supported the dropping of the atomic bombs on two of the Japanese cities by America during World War11; while others severely criticized  America for, in their words, committing a heinous crime against a large number of innocent Japanese. Responding to one such article I posted a write up on News from Bangladesh titled Hiroshima Bombing: Was it Justified?": Conspiracy Theory! A Response, through which I pointed out how a highly erudite gentleman tried to put all the blames on America for the death of a large number of Japanese civilians before the end of World War11.  

While accusing America of murdering the Japanese civilians, many educated Islamists claim that Islam does not support the killing of innocent people and that the killing of one innocent man would mean as if the killer killed a whole people. They also maintain that saving an innocent life by a man means that he saved a whole people.  

Islamists rely on the following verse of the Quran while making their above claims:  

On that account We have ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone slew a person “unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.”  (5:35).  

If we care to read the above verse a little bit carefully, we will notice that the Quran supports the killing of the murderers and of those who create tumult and spread mischief on earth. This permission to kill the murderers is reinforced by the following verses of the Quran:  

And slay them wherever ye catch them. And turn them 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 it they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith (2:191).  

And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah; but if they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression (2:193).  

As we can see, the Quran approves slaying of those people, who cause tumult and oppression on earth. It calls upon the men to turn out of their homes, those people who turned them out of their homes. It also authorizes bloodshed within the precincts of the Sacred Mosque of Mecca of those who first engaged the Muslims in fights.  

The Quran exhorts Muslims to continue with their fights until they are able to restore peace, and there prevails justice and faith in Allah (i.e. until such time they are able to convert earth’s entire population to Islam).  

Now let us consider the grounds, based on which, I say that the Quran supports the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States .  

Most Japanese of 1945 followed either Buddhism or Shinto-ism. In the strict sense of the word religion, Buddhism and Shinto-ism are not religions, but a way of life, developed by the Japanese under the influence of the great Chinese philosopher Confucius.  

Born in 551 B.C., Confucius was the first man to develop a system of beliefs synthesizing the basic ideas of the Chinese people. His philosophy, based on personal morality and on the concept of a government that served its people and ruled by moral example, permeated Chinese life and culture for well over two thousand years (Michael Hart in The 100; p. 27).  

Despite the fact that both Buddhism and Shinto-ism were not founded on the basis of Creationism, as a result of which, both of them are devoid of gods, most Japanese, however, found their false god in the person of their Emperors. Succeeding his father Emperor Taisho in 1926, Emperor Hirohito, though constitutionally not permitted to act without the advice of his ministers and the chief of staff, is believed to have approved Japan ’s attack on Pearl Harbor of America. The Japanese cheered his decision even though they had never heard him speak until the 15th of August, 1945, when he announced his country’s unconditional surrender at the end of the World War11.  

Japan launched its war against China in 1931. It invaded Manchuria in 1937. Following the footsteps of Germany ’s Adolf Hitler, Japan invaded Hong Kong, the Philippines , Singapore and Burma . Other countries would have also become Japan ’s victim, if America had not been forced to get involved in the World War11.  

According to the Quran, Japan ’s invasion of the above countries was an act of tumult and aggression against the innocent people of those countries. The Japanese people and their army had acted against the entire humanity by killing innumerable people of the countries they invaded. They, therefore, deserved death and destruction.  

Allah inspired the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt to take up sword, on His behalf, against the Japanese oppressors. Since sword would not have been at all effective against the modern equipment the Japanese owned and were using against their victims, President Roosevelt used his own modern equipment i.e. the Atomic Bomb to contain and punish the godless, tumultuous, oppressive and murderous Japanese.  

In short, President Roosevelt had carried out Allah’s wish by dropping the Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to punish the oppressors, who displaced their victims from their homes. Muslims, therefore, should not only be grateful to him for what he had done to save a bulk of mankind from annihilation by the Japanese, they should also respect him as a Representative of Allah for all the good deeds he had performed on His behalf.  







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