Leaving Islam



What is Islamic terrorism and how could it be defeated?

Symposium on Islamic Terrorism 

With Syed Kamran Mirza  

Ali Sina: 
My next guest is our dear Syed Kamran Mirza whose numerous articles in faithfreedom.org have been a source of inspiration and enlightenment for many of us since faithfreedom.org came to exist.  

Syed Kamran Mirza was born in a Muslim family of Bangladesh. After having Ph.D. in Biological science he worked as a teacher in the University in Bangladesh for a period of 12 years. He migrated to the North America in 1975. Since then, he is working as a senior scientist in the US.  Syed Kamran Mirza was a moderate believer in Islam and was practicing Islamic rituals not so regularly. But after learning inanities and seeds of hatreds in the Quran he left Islam. Syed Kamran Mirza is a freelance writer in the various Internet Web-based Journals and for various secular websites. He is the author of the book, “Roots of Islamic Terrorism” published in 2004. And also authored more than 200 articles scrutinizing in various aspects of Islam, some of which have been published in the reputed journals. 

Dear Syed Kamran Mirza, welcome to this symposium and it is good to have you here. I want to ask you the same questions I asked other friends. Tell us please, what is Islamic terrorism.  

Before I answer, let me first make two quotes. The first is from Blaise Pascal, (mathematician, 1670). He wrote:

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.” 

The second is from Andrew Sullivan, a columnist of New York Times. 

“It would be naïve to ignore in Islam a deep thread of intolerance toward unbelievers.”

Islamic terrorism is the divine duty of pure Muslims for which they feel proud instead of feeling remorse. Pure Muslims do not call it terrorism they only call it Islamic Jihad against the infidel west.  Killing non-Muslims are sacred duty of every devout Muslim for which Allah repeatedly commanded (in Quran) and declared unlimited reward in the after life. Muslims those who read Quran and understand it well always believe in the Islamic ‘global agenda’ that Islam has a sacred and mandatory God given duty to spread Islamic message (Din-e-Islam) to all the inhabitants of the world.

Ali Sina: 
Are you saying that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Afghanistan or Iraq wars?

Wars in Iraq or Afghanistan have nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. 9/11 attacks did happen before Iraq or Afghanistan wars. Please don’t forget that. 

Islam is the only religion which divides the whole world into two spheres: Land of Warfare “Darul harb” (non-Islamic nations) and “Darul Islam” (Land of Peace), and encourages the Land of "Peace" to fight against the Land of Warfare until it is completely "subdued" and peace is established in the entire world. Islam is the only religion that largely forbids the free practice of other religions in its midst. Saudi Arabia the cradle of Islam never allows religion other than Islam to practice in their land. Their ultimate wishful goal is to convert and bring entire mankind under the fold of Islam, the only true religion of Allah. To this end—two main groups are working very hard. These two groups are: (a) Militant/radical Mullahs (whom we know as the terrorists), (b) Educated/elite western residing true believing Muslims (Muslims of the ummatic groups in the west such as: AMC, CAIR, ICNA, ISNA, NABIC etc). Here we can exclude gullible God fearing innocent Muslims (group-C), who do not read Quran and sunnah). But because those gullible majority Muslims also believe in the same religion Islam and do not object to pray in congregations behind those militant mullahs—Islamic terrorists get tons of support from all Muslims. 

Ali Sina: 
Tell us what you think are the causes of Terrorism:

Purely and solely—the real motivation behind the terrorism (Islamic Jihad) is the teachings of Quran and Sunnah. Western politicians erroneously and ignorantly call it “evil or distorted ideology” as if they are talking about something that is not Islam. This is absolutely wrong statement by the politically correct western politicians. That ideology is nothing but the ideology of pure Islam, which are the holy teachings of the Quran.  Therefore, Quran and Sunnah (prophetic instructions) are the true causes of Islamic terrorism. Palestinian problems, wars of Iraq and Afghanistan etc. are only a plea to wage Islamic Jihad. Poverty or frustrations are not the cause of terrorism, because poverty and frustrations also exists amongst millions of poor people from other religions. No poor Hindu or Buddhist will ever commit suicide to kill innocent westerners.

We know conversion to other religion is a common phenomenon throughout the world. Many people convert to Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism. But only Muslim converts turn into terrorists or Taliban. John Walker Lynd, Zakaria Moussai, Padila, James Uzzama etc. so far arrested were converts and are very pure and devoutly good practicing bearded Muslims. If these guys were converted to Hinduism or Buddhism, they would never have become terrorists.


Ali Sina: 
So you think terrorism is inherent in Islam?  

Poisonous tonic will cause poisonous effect whoever drinks it. Should we not analyze the tonic to determine the harmful ingredients that cause the poisonous effect? Or should we start blaming the drinkers (instead of the tonic) for the ill effect of the tonic? 

Whoever reads the Quran and tries to follow its literal (verbatim) meanings, inevitably becomes a bad human being and even a terrorist.  Wherever and whenever Islamic Shariaat (Laws of Quran and Sunnah) is imposed, human misery ensues. Is it not the time to analyze and to determine exactly what causes this misery? Should we keep on blaming those hapless people who only try to follow the Quran and Sunnah with its literal instruction? Time has arrived to identify the real enemy of the western civilization.  

Ali Sina: 
Are you saying the Quran is the sole responsible for Islamic terrorism? 

Quite obviously, the cause of Islamic fanaticism and zealotry is rooted in the Qur’an and Sunnah (Hadiths). Terrorists like Osama bin Laden and others are the victims of Quranic scriptural teachings. Here are some Quranic teachings (out of hundreds) which those devout Muslims swallow every day (five times) so passionately only to become brainwashed in the Mosques and Islamic centers for committing suicide bombings in the midst of innocent gatherings.

Quran-5:51- “O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors. They are but friends and protectors to each other…..”

Quran-4:78: “Where ye are, death will find you, even if ye are in Towers, built up strong and tall”  (Perhaps Twin towers was meant here?)

Quran-3:85, “If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good).” 

Quran-9:29, Fight those who believe neither in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book (Christians and Jews), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.


 Ali Sina: 
But life is precious. How can these people give up their own lives so cheerfully? This is beyond any logic! 

Life of any human is precious and human beings definitely love their own life more than anything in the world.  Nobody is ready to die or destroy his own life even for millions of dollars.  But a simple minded (otherwise a good man) but fanatically blind believer of religion Islam can eagerly give his life with a smile on his face.  Why? Because he simply learned that if he dies for Islam, or killed others (infidels) for Islam—he will be given a sure suite in heavens of Allah, where he will enjoy plenty of hurries for unlimited sex, delicious foods forever and ever with no interruption, what so ever.  This may sound silly to me or to any intelligently conscientious human beings.  But, this is the one and only truth to a faith-blind believer of the so-called holy book Qur’an, indeed!  The Qur’an is the center of Jihadi inspiration.

In Amsterdam, Netherlands—Mohammed Bouyeristunned the killer of filmmaker Van Gogh confessed his guilt and showed no remorse for his dastardly act of butchering that man. During the court trial he made the following remarks:  “I don’t feel your pain”, he told the victim’s mother, “because I was driven by my religious conviction.”   He also said, “If I were released and would have the chance to do it again…I would do exactly the same thing.” At one point he said to the victim’s mother, “I have to admit I don’t have sympathy for you. I can’t feel for you because I think you are a non-believer.”

Ali Sina: 
This is insane! How can we stop it? 

Islamic terrorism can be stopped if the West becomes united and take the right measures. West must not weigh Islamic terrorism lightly. This is more dangerous than Communism. It took 50 years to defeat Communism. But it may take only 20 years to defeat Islamic terrorism if the West takes the right course. There is also the possibility that it may never be stopped if the West continues appeasing the Muslims, and spreading incorrect politically correct statements like: “Poisonous or perverted interpretation of peaceful Islam”. 

Terrorists are in no way misinterpreting Islam; rather they are interpreting Islam very correctly. Islam is like cancer and Quran is the carcinogen that causes the cancer.  We must know our enemy. We must fight the cause and not the symptoms. Unless scientists can subdue the HIV virus, the cause of AIDS, scientists can never control AIDS.

Ali Sina: 
Do you think if we improve the condition of Muslims in Islamic countries, like for example help them to become democracies, improve their economies, etc. it would help? 

Spending billions of dollars in strong security or democratizations tactics will not help. Sweet appeasing talks also will do no good. Almost 80% of Muslims support Osama in their hearts. They only shed crocodile tears and talk sympathetically in front of the cameras to fool the westerners. But when inside their houses, they sympathize with suicide bombers. In every suicide bombings when western cities are in chaos, peoples die, and western economy is in shambles, such as what happened in New Orleans, Muslims all over the world gloat in their hearts. 

West must remember that up until now—no Islamic government, or any famous Islamic imams or mullahs have ever issued fatwa condemning Osama’s barrage of suicide bombings. Just for writing a controversial novel Salman Rusdie was sentenced to death. Up until now no Muslim country sentenced Osama to death. We must ask our selves why? 

Ali Sina: 
Tell us what you think is the best way to solve Islamic terrorism:  

First we have to acknowledge that our enemy is Islamic Arab imperialistic ideology. This enemy must be fought in three fronts:  

  1. The enemy must be defeated with iron fist by waging all out war against Islamic terrorists all over the world. West (Europe and America) must be united and declare war against Islamists. President Bush must issue personal letters to all government heads of Muslims world to cooperate, or face economic embargo. West must ask all Muslim governments to cooperate honestly and actively by  condemning terrorists and engaging to uproot it. It’s not enough to say, “We condemn terrorism”. They must act to stop this madness by disassociating themselves from the Islamists, isolating them, arresting them, and imprisoning them without mercy. All governments of the Muslim world must impose a strict ban on all Madrasshas (religious schools) and terrorist organization formed by Islamic mullahs.
  1. All Muslims living in Islamic countries must condemn terrorists and they must stop any association with the mullahs and Islamic imams who condone Islamic terrorism. They must not pray behind those imams/mullahs who incite Islamic hatreds, and they must isolate them socially and politically. All Muslims who live in the West must cooperate with the western intelligence agencies (like FBI, CIA) and provide them all sorts of information about militant Muslim’s activities. If they are found guilty of hiding such information they should be prosecuted or deported.
  1. West must fight the Islamic ideologically. It must form a multi-national committee to investigate, scrutinize, and extract the poisonous teachings of the Quran to see its effect on Muslim youth and how it converts a simple young human into a monster. We must find out what Muslim mullahs/imams teach young Muslims students in the Madrasshas and other religious schools all over the world. Their findings must be submitted to the governments and also published in the newspapers. Open criticisms of the Quran and Islam must be permitted by all nations.  

I am positive, within 10/20 years Islamic suicide bomber’s madness will be evaporated for good. If we fail to take positive actions narrated above—our civilization will perish. Killing some terrorists, arresting and killing Osama bin laden or spending billions of dollars to establish democracy in the Middle East will solve nothing. To solve the terrorist problem, we must destroy what creates the terrorists and that is Islam. 







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