Somalia and the global reality of Islam
Lee Jay Walker
The Modern Tokyo Times
The Christians of Somalia face complete annihilation because of the systematic persecution of Christians by the followers of Sunni Islam. The Islamic inquisition is also in full swing in Afghanistan, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Therefore, the usual brutal and barbaric Islamic path of complete Islamization and utter annihilation of minorities is continuing and the way of Mohammed is being replicated by his followers.
Before the Islamization of these societies you had Buddhists and Hindus in Afghanistan and the Maldives; and Christianity, Judaism, traditional beliefs, Zoroastrianism, and other faiths, could be found in the other above mentioned nations. However, all these faiths were annihilated during countless Islamic inquisitions which led to the complete destruction of all these faiths in these Islamized lands.
However, in order to maintain the complete Islamization of these lands it is the Muslim duty to kill all apostates in accordance with the teachings of Mohammed. Therefore, in Afghanistan, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen, they will not tolerate even one convert from Islam in the whole of these nations.
Despite this, we still have the mantra that “Islam means peace” and that non-Muslims have nothing to fear. However, the reality is very different and while the persecution and methodology may be different, depending on the Muslim nation state, it is still a fact of life that persecution and inequality in law is part and parcel of the Islamic faith.
Therefore, Ahmadiyya Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and other minorities in Pakistan, suffer mass persecution, forced conversions, institutional discrimination, and frequent murders by the followers of Islam. Coptic Christians suffer deeply in Egypt and Assyrian Christians in Iraq, and other minorities like the Mandaeans, Shabaks, and Yazidis, are under siege because Islamists are intent on spreading their evil.
Northern Nigeria is another part of the world where Sunni Muslim fanatics are intent on slaughtering and persecuting Christians and you have had many pogroms. Even when Muslims are a minority within a nation state you can get mass persecution. This applies to the religious cleansing of Hindus in Kashmir and Buddhists in southern Thailand have been beheaded by Sunni Islamists during their Islamic jihad.
Serge Trifkovic (Srdja Trifkovic) in his book called The Sword of the Prophet comments that “Islam is and always has been a religion of intolerance, a jihad without an end. Despite the way the apologists would like to depict it, Islam was spread by the sword and has been maintained by the sword throughout its history. William Muir, one of the greatest orientalists of all times (1819-1905), summed it up at the end of a long and distinguished career when he declared his conviction “that the sword of Muhammad and the Qur’an are the most fatal enemies of civilization, liberty, and truth which the world has yet known.” (Page 132 – The Sword of the Prophet by Serge Trifkovic)
Of course the apologists will glorify the Sufi traditions of tolerance and enlightenment but the Sufi’s were the vanguard in order to confuse or to build bridges for Islamic dawah. In truth, the Sufi’s created mischief by on the outside appealing to other faiths by mutual linkages which never existed but their real motives were the continuation of Islamic jihad and to spread the Islamic faith.
Andrew G. Bostom in his article called Sufi Jihad which was published on May 15, 2005, on the American Thinker website (www.americanthinker.com), highlights the reality of the Sufi doctrine by the following statement: “Consistent with this nexus between Sufism and orthodox Islam, Sufis have supported (fervently) the corollary institution of dhimmitude, replete with all its oppressive and humiliating regulations for non—Muslims. It is also important to highlight, in contrast, the very flimsy theological foundation of the much ballyhooed Sufi notion of the so—called ‘greater’ spiritual jihad. Even the Islamophilic scholar Reuven Firestone has acknowledged the dubious nature of the hadith ostensibly outlining this potential interpretation of jihad: ”
Turning back to Serge Trifkovic he comments that “The West cannot wage “war on terror” while maintaining its dependence on Arab oil, appeasing Islamist aggression around the world, turning a blind eye to the Islamic destruction of peoples who are animists, Hindus, and Christians, and allowing mass immigration of Muslims into its own lands.” (Page 260 – The Sword of the Prophet by Serge Trifkovic)
Serge Trifkovic also states that “If the Saudis have the right to travel to Western countries and build mosques, then we should have the right to engage in open missionary activity in Saudi Arabia or anywhere else. We have every right to proclaim our ideas of Western freedom and an open society, whether this offends other countries’ rulers or not. We have no obligation to “respect other cultures” and ideas when those cultures and ideas lead to human suffering, misery, and servitude. We have every right to protect our ideas and way of life by openly proclaiming the superiority of our principles.” (Page 299)
In the final paragraph of his book Serge Trifkovic states that “Islam, in Muhammad’s texts and its codification, discriminates against us. It is extremely offensive. Those who submit to that faith must solve the problem they set themselves. Islam discriminates against all “unbelievers.” Until the petrodollars support a Kuranic revisionism that does not, we should go for it with whips and scorpions, hammer and tongs. Secularists and believers of all other faiths must act together before it is too late.” (Page 301 – The Sword of the Prophet by Serge Trifkovic)
In modern day Somalia the Al-Shabab desire a pure Sunni Islamic state which is based on killing all converts to Christianity and introducing draconian laws in order to replicate the hatred of Mohammed and to install an Islamic state which is based on Islamic Sharia law, the Hadiths, and the Koran.
This Islamic state will enforce Islam by the rule of fear and it will openly stone to death men and women for adultery, kill apostates, cut hands and feet off in minor criminal cases, kill homosexuals, whip women who do not cover up from head to toe, and countless other barbaric ways. These ideas and laws are based on the teachings of Mohammed and the reality of modern day Somalia is the same reality which befell the Jews of Arabia in the 7th century.
In my article called Prophet Mohammed, the Banu Qurayza, Kashmir, and Mansuur Mohammed I give a quote from the book written by Matthias Kuntzel, Jihad and Jew-hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the roots of 9/11. On page 65 it states that “In 627 the Qurayza tribe was exterminated following a siege of Medina by the Meccans. Mohammed went to the marketplace in Medina and had graves dug there. Then the Jews were brought to him and beheaded at the gravesides – between 600 and 900 men in all. The executions lasted the whole day…..Most of the women and children were sold into slavery in Medina, the remainder in Syria and Najad.” (Johan Bouman, op. cit., p.86)
I comment in my article that “….the prophet of Islam supported the entire massacre of all Jewish males who followed the religion of Judaism and who were over puberty. Mohammed just sat back and watched this gruesome act and did nothing, apart from divide the spoils afterwards. This barbaric act took place under the rule of Mohammed in the 7th century and in this sense the beheading of Muslim apostates to Christianity in Somalia can be linked to the deeds of Mohammed.”
“Given this, Mansuur Mohammed who was beheaded in Somalia for being an apostate in the 21st century, joins the Islam of Mohammed and the 7th century because he met the same barbaric fate. Koranic prayers would have been recited while beheading the Banu Qurayza and the same applies to the al-Shabaab (al-Shabab) in Somalia who were reciting the Koran and shouting in joy while cutting the head off a Christian convert”.
In nations like Afghanistan, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen, all apostates face the death penalty and the brutality of Mohammed and the mass slaughter of the Banu Qurayza in the 7th century can be found in parts of the modern Muslim world of the 21st century because in their worldview it is all about “the Islamic year zero.”
Therefore, we have a world where the indigenous Coptics Christians of Egypt, Hindus of Kashmir, Assyrians of Iraq, and a host of others, reside in fear because of the reality of Islam. At the same time Islam is growing in many non-Muslim nations and nations that support killing all apostates, like Saudi Arabia, are allowed to spread their faith and build thousands of Islamic organizations and Mosques all over the world.
If democratic nations are closed to the reality of modern day Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and the reality of the majority of Muslim nations in the 21st century and they have learnt nothing from history; then the democratic world is being betrayed by our own political and religious leaders. After all, Islamists are at war against religious diversity, political freedom, human rights, and all notions of social justice based on pluralism and liberalism.
If you want to look at the heart of Islam then it can be found in the mass slaughter of the Banu Qurayza who followed Judaism. The hatred that Mohammed installed within his followers can be seen in the 21st century in Somalia and a host of other Islamic nations because you have no change. Therefore, political and religious leaders in the free world need to wake up because history and the modern world clearly shows us that the same Islamic barbarity is alive and it is stretching its tentacles.
Lee Jay Walker
Serge Trifkovic – The Sword of the Prophet (Regina Orthodox Press)
1] Reuven Firestone. Jihad—The Origin of Holy War in Islam, Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 139—140, note 19. Andrew G. Bostom – article Sufi Jihad