An Interview with Ali Sina on Muslims in Europe
By Jarek N.
Dear Ali Sina: Thank you for accepting this
It is my pleasure.
Q01: You have often stated that
Islam is a dangerous cult which promotes violence. Yet many Islamic
scholars and officials say that this is only a misunderstanding, a bad
picture of Islam made by few misguided terrorists. They say that Islam is
a religion of peace and tolerance. In fact, the word “islam” actually
means “peace” in Arabic. How can you explain this difference between
their opinion and yours?
Words can mean different things to different people. It is important to
understand what people mean when they use a certain word. Let’s make an
example. Take the word gay. Fifty years ago, gay meant exclusively cheerfulness,
lighthearted excitement, merry or bright colors. Today this word has a
different meaning. You won’t call a cheerful person gay because it could
be understood as something else.
as the same word can mean different things in different times, it can also
mean different things in different cultures. Islam does not mean
peace. It means submission. The word “peace” for Muslims has a
different meaning. Peace, according to Muslims, will be achieved when
everyone submits to Islam.
Muslims can't offer peace. They can offer truce. In their minds, peace will be achieved only when you are subdued and they
are the masters. Any other arrangement is not Islamic.
Recently the newly elected leaders of Hamas, who
have been surprisingly honest, have spelled the concept of Islamic peace
eloquently. They said that they won't give up on their quest to destroy
Israel but meanwhile, as long as they are weak and realizing that such
dream is not yet possible, they are willing to work
out a truce, to be broken when they feel strong enough to wipe
out Israel from the map and establish the "peace" as it is
acceptable by Islam.
Muhammad divided the world in two sectors. One he
called Dar us Salam (House of Peace) and the other, Dar al Harb
(House of War). All countries, where Islam is not the ruling authority,
are Dar al Harb. It is the duty of the Muslims to wage Jihad in Dar al
Harb, overthrow the governments and force people into submission. This is
the only kind of peace that Islam recognizes.
The concept of Islamic peace is expressed in the verse 2.193
of the Quran.
And fight them until
fitnah is no more, and religion
is for Allah.
What is fitnah? Fitnah means sedition,
perfidy or mischief. In
Islamic terminology it means resisting Islam or disbelief. For
example this site is fitnah.
All translators of the Quran have translated fitnah
as oppression, tumult, persecution, etc. This is taqiyya. They have
invariably lied to conceal the real meaning of the verse and fool the
the end of an article written to refute me, the author offers a prayer
and asks Allah to "give all Muslims the strength to remain true to
Your chosen path in the face of the fitnah inflicted upon us by the
enemies of Islam." I have no means of persecution. Clearly, fitnah
means disbelief and criticizing Islam and not persecution.
When we say the objective of Islam is to force people
into submission, it does not mean that you'll be forced into
conversion. It means that you'll become a dhimmi, a subordinate to
Muslims. You work and pay the Jizyyah, an extortion fee, to the Muslims
who would treat you as second class citizen. They become the master race
and you, their virtual slave and the source of their livelihood. .
Juwairiya bin Qudama At-Tamimi:
We said to 'Umar bin Al-Khattab, oh Chief of the believers! Advise
us." He said, "I advise you to fulfill Allah's Convention (made
with the Dhimmis) as it is the convention of your Prophet and the
source of the livelihood of your dependents (i.e.
the taxes from the Dhimmis.) " Bukhari
4, 53, 388:
The good news is that you can change your
status by converting to Islam. So in a a very sarcastic sense, there is no
compulsion in Islam. You convert
"voluntarily". But you are free not to convert by accepting subjugation,
and constant harassment. What can be more democratic?
This meaning of "peace" is understood by
all the Muslims. However they know that the non-Muslims have a different
understanding of this word. So, they deceitfully promote their religion as
a religion of peace taking advantage of the fact that the root of both
words Islam and Salam is slm. One means submission and the other
means peace. Even though the peace in Islam is understood as submission.