On Sufism and the
Death of Islam
wanted to thank you for using my testimony of leaving Islam as part
of your main web page commentary.
Although I was somewhat torn about writing and posting this
on a public website, I finally decided to tell others about my
experiences because I think my story would be useful, especially for
Westerners who may be attracted to Islam from the “gentler”
version of Sufism. It
may also serve to explain to native-born Moslems the mystery of how
Westerners can be drawn to Islam.
I am sure that the Islam you experienced growing up Muslim
and the one I became attracted to, were quite different in
appearance but ultimately they stemmed from the same vile source.
Hopefully this post and your commentary can
help others understand the “perfumed scorpion” of Islam,
ironically, the title of one of Idries Shah’s books.
have a couple of questions for you after going through much of your
material in the FFI website. First,
I read your assertion that Islam will soon be destroyed by the
widespread publication of its evil origins and nature.
Where do you get this optimism?
Although I share this hope, I see Islam as a sort of
criminality similar to street gangs and organized crime, which can
be suppressed but will always have an attraction to unregenerate
elements in society. From
your prospective, as one who grew up in an Islamic society, do you
have an insight into this which encourages you that Islam’s
eradication is at hand?
second question is about Sufism.
Were you ever interested in Sufism and did you see it as
having any influence in Iran when you were growing up?
To me it seems that Sufism took some of the sharp edges off
of Islam (for better or worse).
It has surprised me how the more primitive Islam of Muhammad
and his companions have seemingly eclipsed Sufism completely in its
lands of origin.
was there a single traumatic experience, which caused you to finally
break with Islam, or was it a slow erosion of confidence in its
want to thank you again for the service and sacrifices you’ve made
in warning others of the dangers of Islam and providing such an
exceptional website and forum to bring this message to the public.
I hope I can assist you with this purpose.
whatever God there is bless you and give you the strength to
Never a Dhimmi,
Dear Never a Dhimmi,
Thank you for sharing your story with us. Muslims
rejoice in converting the westerners to Islam but I am not concerned about
that because most of them leave Islam as soon as they discover the great
deception and become dedicated eradicators of it.
Sufism and Iran
You ask about
and its Sufi connection. In fact all Iranians are to some extent Sufis.
Sufism, thanks to its poets and luminaries has had an indelible impact in
the psyche of the average Iranian. So in a sense Iranian Muslims are very
much distinct from Wahhabi Muslims. In fact there is a hidden tug-of-war
between the extremist Islam represented by the Mullahs who see Sufism as a
challenge to their authority and the average Iranian Muslim that is imbued
with Sufi mysticism and its romantic views of Dervishes. After all
Iranians respect their poets, or should I say, revere them
them is a super saint and Hafiz
is their confidant with whom they share the secrets of their hearts and in
whose poetries they seek guidance in their daily affairs. Many Iranians
have never heard of al Ghazali the greatest Islamic Mullah of all
times but you won’t find a single Iranian who has not memorized a verse
from Hafiz or Saadi,
or has not heard of other Sufi poets such as Attar,
Poetry is the soul of the Iranians and Sufism is the
essence of the Persian poetry. It may come as surprise to many that even
Ayatollah Khomeini in his early days prior to becoming intoxicated with
power and going on a killing spree of anyone who defied his authority was
a Sufi. He wrote eight ghazals (poetries) in Persian where he made
fun of the mullahs, emphasized the pointlessness of studying the
scriptures and longed for the intoxication of (mystical) wine.
As I said in the Traps of
Islam, Sufism is just a façade. When push comes to shove, a Muslim
is a Muslim and Islam is what Muhammad taught and not what Rumi or Attar
In 1979 all the Iranians forgot about their Sufi
tradition and reverted to fanatical Islam overnight and the great Sufi
lover Khomeini, turned to be a ruthless bloodthirsty tyrant.
So the Islam most of the Iranians grew up with
and the one you became attracted to were not very much different. The
truth is however, that isn't Islam. And the danger is that once you are
brainwashed into accepting Muhammad as a messenger of God, then you can
easily become a terrorist. The passage from Sufism to Terrorism is so
smooth that you won't even notice it. It is as easy as reading the Quran
and believing it.
That is why Islam must be discarded wholesale. No
part of it is worth keeping.
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