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
during World War11; while others severely criticized
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
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
for the death of a large number of Japanese civilians before the end of World
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
rely on the following verse of the Quran while making their above claims:
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).
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:
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
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).
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.
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).
let us consider the grounds, based on which, I say that the Quran supports the
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
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).
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
’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
launched its war against
in 1931. It invaded
in 1937. Following the footsteps of
’s Adolf Hitler,
invaded Hong Kong, the
. Other countries would have also become
’s victim, if
had not been forced to get involved in the World War11.
to the Quran,
’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.
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
short, President Roosevelt had carried out Allah’s wish by dropping the Atomic
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.