Why I Do Not Hate Muslims – Eric Allen Bell

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by Eric Allen Bell

The mandate of Islam is to force the world to submit to Islam.  Our leaders tell us that Islam means peace. But lying about something does not make it so.  Islam means submission. Islam opposes free speech, free thought and human rights.

Sharia Law is the codification of the Quran.  The Quran is the holy book in Islam.  Sharia mandates the stoning of women for adultery or being raped, it requires the amputation of limbs for theft, the hanging of homosexuals and death to anyone who dares to leave Islam.  Islam is the religion of approximately 1.5 billion people on the planet at this time.  According to the Pew Forum, when polled the majority of Muslims believe that it is at least sometimes okay to kill innocent civilians in the name of Islam.

US President, Barack Hussein Obama has said, in response to the continuous killing of civilians in the name of Islam that, “No faith teaches this”.  However, Quran 9:5 says to Muslims, with regard to the unbeliever, to “kill them wherever you find them”.  Obama can lie to himself, he can lie to appease and he can lie to those who place their trust in him.  But facts don’t lie.

Fortunately, most Muslims do not actually follow the Quran.  This might be due in part to the fact that about 2/3 of Muslims cannot read or write.  Or maybe they are just humane enough not to harm someone just because their holy book says to do so, on page after page after page. Although the Quran, in chapter 4, commands a man to beat his wife, most Muslim men do not. However, still a significant percentage do.

Religion is an attempt to institutionalize one’s relationship with the Divine. However, when one reads the Quran it is clear that most of the passages do not deal with Allah, the god of Islam. Rather the book is obsessed with its own author, the prophet Muhammad. It is also very preoccupied with what to do with the unbeliever, how to enforce rules and how to engage in warfare. There is a strong argument to be made thatIslam is first and foremost a tyrannical political system, then a brutal legal system with some religious overtones here and there.

Millions of Muslims have taken to the streets, over the years, to protest against Israel. And yet their silence in protesting against Islamic terrorist organizations, such as ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda has been something like a tumbleweed blowing in the breeze to the sound of crickets. Millions of Muslims have protested against images drawn of their prophet or words of criticism against their belief system. They demand respect for their doctrine while often offering extreme intolerance for other belief systems.

In Islam murder is not the worst offense, but rather insulting Islam is the worst of all sins. The Quran warns against critical thinking and warns the believer not to take the unbeliever as their friend. In Islam a woman is worth half of a man, her inheritance is just half and her testimony in an Islamic court is worth only half of a man’s testimony.

Today ISIS, who prefers to be called “The Islamic State” is spreading their religious doctrine through violent warfare. And the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, tells us that “there is nothing Islamic about the Islamic State” even though the way that Islam was first spread is nearly identical to how ISIS behaves, as it follows the commands of the Quran without compromise.

So what does this all mean?  Should we all start hating Muslims now? Should the free world deliver it’s value system upon the Islamic world using missiles? Should we repeat the holocaust of the 20th Century and dehumanize an entire group of people? Herein lies a problem that gets to the core of why human beings are stuck. We seem to only know how to solve problems in such a way that creates more problems.

If I were to hate Muslims then I would be confusing a belief system with a human being. History has shown us that confusing human beings with belief systems is a violent cycle which repeats itself. The truth is that nearly every one of us is the product of conditioning – the conditioning of our parents, of our culture of the society we are born into. Most of us have been given multiple opportunities to take a step back, to snap out of it, or at least to question whether what was put inside our head is something we want to keep there. But instead we tend to prefer to keep our blinders on. And this is not a problem that is unique to Muslims.

I do not excuse those who would follow the Quran literally. But I am often puzzled by my own tendency to not tolerate their intolerance, to hate their hatefulness, to fear their fear mongering.

Islam will outlive me.  I can fight it.  I can even define myself as someone who fights and it and make a career out of this. And yet the world will go on being the world, a place where life eats life and tribes go to war. We can fight or we can enlighten and there is a time for both.

No one suffers more under Islam than its followers. The enemy of Islam is information. And we are living in the Information Age. Hatred will rot you from the inside. Compassion will open up your heart and knowledge will set you free.

I do not buy the belief system called Islam. But I don’t buy the cover story of those who try to define themselves by it either. We are all strangers in a strange land, passing through forms and impressions, looking towards – and running away from the question – Who am I?

Eric Allen Bell

Eric Allen Bell is a writer, filmmaker and Media Consultant, presently living in New York, NY. While making a documentary about the construction of a 53,000 square foot mega mosque in Murfreesboro, TN he attempted to expose “Islamophobia”. Once he stated that Islam was the biggest threat to human rights in the world today, he was banned from the writing Daily Kos and MichaelMoore.com, after LoonWatch.com created a petition to silence him. His article, “The High Price of Telling the Truth About Islam” has been widely circulated and has caused several Liberals to rethink how they look at the Religion of Peace. http://www.EricAllenBell.com

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12 Responses

  1. joeussher says:

    Enough. “Allah” is no more god than is Quetzalcoatl… or Loki… There is neither love nor spirituality in the cult of Islam, throw away your Book of Hate and rediscover your humanity

  2. AliSinaOrg says:

    SittiRahmahUmniati `
    Yes i know how believers glorify their prophet. But anyone who has read the Sira and knows also about cults, can see Muhammad was a cult leader. All cultists have similar views of their leader. The reality is that these leaders are actually very, very evil.

  3. SittiRahmahUmniati says:

    Muhammad’s Attractive Leadership:
    Muhammad
    led a very ordinary life yet the life style he practiced offered an
    example for others to follow. So this is an invitation to search through
    the Prophet’s (p.b.u.h.) lifestyle and adopt what he did in his daily
    activities.
    To
    start with read what Al Hasan (son of Ali) said about the Prophet of
    Allah (p.b.u.h.) “Doors are not locked under him, nor do door keepers
    stand for him, and trays of food are not served to him in the morning or
    the evening. He sits on the ground and eats his food from the ground.
    He wears coarse (rough) clothes and rides on a donkey with others
    sitting behind him, and he licks his fingers after taking food.”

  4. IdrisHussain says:

    please slap yourself, wake up!

  5. abrahamhab says:

    DonShin1
    How do we know that what in those “Muslim websites” is the truth? Is not taqqiyyah a Muslim sanctioned lying to advance the cause of Islam?

  6. Phoenix7 says:

    DonShin1 
    We don’t need this site or any other to tell us about the evils of Islam.Just a simple observation of militant muslims and their daily terror activities around the globe tells us all we need to know about the “Religion of Peace”.We don’t even need the Quran and Hadith to tell us how evil Islam is,although it is the cherry on the cake.

  7. Phoenix7 says:

    Well put Eric.We don’t need to hate muslims and resort to unscrupulous tactics when dealing with the evils of Islam.Eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

  8. Eric Allen Bell says:

    DonShin1 –
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/002-qmt.php#002.216 – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”  Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time.  From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Muhammad/myths-mu-raid-caravans.htm for loot.
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/003-qmt.php#003.056 – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/003-qmt.php#003.151 – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/004-qmt.php#004.074 – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.”  The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, who were led meekly to the slaughter.  These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah.  This is the theological basis for today’s suicide bombers.
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/004-qmt.php#004.089 – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/008-qmt.php#008.012 – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”  No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/008-qmt.php#008.015 – “O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey’s end.”
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/008-qmt.php#008.067 – “It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land…”
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/009-qmt.php#009.005 – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”  According to this verse, the best way of staying safe from Muslim violence is to convert to Islam (prayer (salat) and the poor tax (zakat) are among the religion’s Five Pillars).  This popular claim that the Quran only inspires violence within the context of self-defense is seriously challenged by this passage as well, since the Muslims to whom it was written were obviously not under attack.  Had they been, then there would have been no waiting period (earlier verses make it a duty for Muslims to fight in self-defense, even during the sacred months).  The historical context is Mecca after the idolaters were subjugated by Muhammad and posed no threat.  Once the Muslims had the power, they violently evicted those unbelievers who would not convert.
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/009-qmt.php#009.014 – “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.”Humiliating and hurting non-believers not only has the blessing of Allah, but it is ordered as a means of carrying out his punishment and even “healing” the hearts of Muslims.
    http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/017-qmt.php#017.016 – “And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against it, so We destroy it with utter destruction.”  Note that the crime is moral transgression, and the punishment is “utter destruction.”  (Before ordering the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden first issued Americans an invitation to Islam). 
    And so on, and so on, and so on…

  9. IdrisHussain says:

    DonShin1 just shut it! Use your damn brain, if you have one, copycat.

  10. DonShin1 says:

    “Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, “The biggest
    of Al-Kaba’ir (the great sins) are (1) to join others as partners in
    worship with Allah, (2) to murder a human being, (3) to be
    undutiful to one’s parents (4) and to make a false statement,” or said,
    “to give a false witness.”

    (Sahih Bukhari volume 9, book 83, number 10)

    “Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: One of the evil deeds with bad
    consequence from which there is no escape for the one who is involved
    in it is to kill someone unlawfully.”
    (Sahih Bukhari volume 9 book 83 number 3)

    “The Holy Prophet said: “The destruction of the
    entire world is lighter in the sight of Allah than the unjust killing of a
    believer.””Even if the inhabitants of Allah’s seven heavens and seven
    earths were to join in the killing of a believer unjustly, He will put all of
    them into Hell.” (Ibn Majah – Classed As Hasan & Al-Baihaqi –
    from Mazhari – cited in: Maulana Muhammad Taqi Usmani – Ma’ariful Quran –
    Volume 5 – Page 495). 

    IF YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR HATRED TOWARD ISLAM, THAN YOU CAN READ ALL ARTICLES IN THIS WEBSITE. BUT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM, THERE’RE A LOT OF ISLAM WEBSITES OUT THERE THAT CAN GIVE YOU A BETTER EXPLANATION WITHOUT BIAS.

    (I Believe soon my message will be deleted. just so you know, after i give complete explanation about islam in this website and no critics can give rebuttal to my statement, the administrator soon deleted all my comments. that’s how they hide the truth to people who still haven’t any clue what islam really is.)

  11. SeanOleahcneachain says:

    The dilemma of good men and women since the beginning of time- how to defend and deal with evil without being consumed by hate. Watch Deniro and Irons debate it in “The Mission” . Or read about in writings of the early church fathers or the Jewish scriptures. Tolkien dealt with the same decisions in Middle Earth. In the end evil comes to us and our choices are obvious – live free or die. When the time comes to America, pray we have a clear minded violent men like Jan Sobieski or Patton. The philosophers will watch.

  12. jewdog says:

    Excellent, Eric. I’m glad that you started your essay by pointing out the crucial importance in Islam of imposing its belief system on others. The one thing that every jihadist group shares in common is the mission to impose Sharia on everyone, and that coercive and impossible goal is the main source of violence. Some day, should our leaders ever get a clue, that simple fact will be discussed openly and Muslims will be challenged to reform. I’d like to live to see it.

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