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They are from them

by Sher Khan  

The magical moment of a child’s birth brings wonderful excitement and unswerving joy to the parent, opening the door of a new world of crawling and babbling. As the baby learns to talk, walk and develop own personalities, parents curiously watch every step and succumb in priceless love.  

From storybooks to first day of school, many memories create an eternal bond between parents and kids that only brings them closer to each other. Children remain helpless with their innocent smiles until they can start their own life. No human being can think of harming these children, let alone killing these precious beings.  

The recent massacre in Beslan has stunned the whole world, raising many questions about the teachings of Islam. There is no language that can describe the sordid disaster of killing innocent children. Many Muslims have vehemently condemned this heinous act and once again blamed those animals as a few misguided Muslims who failed to understand the hidden meanings of Islam. The so called “moderate Muslims” don’t recognize that fundamentalists understand the fundamentals of Islam better than they do.  

It’s true; there are some Ahadith that forbid killing of children during a war. Mohammed himself ordered his gang to refrain from killing the children when war was in progress. Here is one of those Ahadith that forbids the killing. 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: During some of the Ghazawat of Allah's messenger, a woman was found killed, so Allah's messenger forbade the killing of women and children. (The book of Jihad #3015, p 158)  

If someone gets an impression that Muhammad prohibited killing of children out of love, he is making a serious mistake. Muhammad maintained a double standard in treating Kafir and Muslim children. He wanted to save those Kafir children for monetary gain and sell them as slaves. Women prisoners were used for a special purpose, to satisfy horny Muslims. When Muhammad talked about taking care of orphans, he meant Muslim orphans, not some infidel children.     

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: When the tribe of Bani Quraiza was ready to accept Sad's judgment, Allah's messenger sent for Sad who was near to him. Sad came, riding a donkey and when he came near, Allah's messenger said (to the Ansar), "Stand up for your leader." Then Sad came and sat beside Allah's messenger who said to him. "These people are ready to accept your judgment." Sad said, "I give the judgment that their warriors should be killed and their children and women should be taken as prisoners." The Prophet then remarked, "O Sad! You have judged amongst them with (or similar to) the judgment of the King (Allah)." (The book of Jihad #3043, p 173)  

What a pathetic God? Should women and innocent children be taken as prisoners and warriors who already have surrendered be killed? In modern days people have made rules how to treat the prisoners of wars humanly. The landmark decision made in Geneva convention and General Assembly resolution 3318 directly conflict with Allah’s judgment.    

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War:  

Article 17: No physical or mental torture, nor any other form of coercion, may be inflicted on prisoners of war to secure from them information of any kind whatever.  

Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 3318(XXIX) of 14 December 1974:  

All forms of repression and cruel and inhuman treatment of women and children, including imprisonment, torture, shooting, mass arrests, collective punishment, destruction of dwellings and forcible eviction, committed by belligerents in the course of military operations or in occupied territories shall be considered criminal.  

These manmade decisions are superior to what Muhammad did to his misfortunate prisoners and makes Allah look like a criminal. If Islamic laws replaced international laws, the outcome will be a regression to barbarity.  

Question remains, despite the first hadith where Muhammad prohibited killing the women and children why did those Islamists in Beslan slaughtered hundreds of children? The answer can be found in the following hadith:  

Narrated As-Sab bin Jathama : the prophet passed by me at a place called Al-Abwa or Waddan, and was asked whether it was permissible to attack Al-Mushrikun warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The prophet replied, “They (i.e., women and children) are from them (i.e., Al-Mushrikun).” (The book of Jihad #3012, p157)  

“They are from them.”

Is this attitude befitting of a prophet of God? It’s a clear message to kill non-Muslim children, an obnoxious ruling from a psychopath and the beloved prophet of a billon Muslims. This hadith not only allows Muslims to slaughter non-Muslim children, it is also a racist remark.  

So, Rules change. The game remains the same!   

When children are captured in a Ghazawat*, they become prisoners and converted into slaves. However, permission is given to kill non-Muslim children when Muhammad’s gangsters are engaged in an incursion or out there for regular looting.  

The embarrassing denial of “moderate Muslims” will not wash the blood-soaked hands of Islamists, nor will Islam look any better. It’s time to acknowledge the truth and face Islam with honesty, if any honesty is there among the Muslims.   


Note: References are from Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume -4, Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Darussalam Publishers and Distributors, Riyadh Saudi Arabia .  

*Ghazwa – (plural: Ghazawat). A holy battle of fighting in the cause of Allah, consisting of a large army with the prophet himself leading the army. 


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