Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Islamic "Peace" Explained

Here's the best breakdown of Islamic "peace" I've ever read. It's by a Muslim named Bassam Tibi, who lives in Germany. From what I gather, he's anti-jihad, anti-sharia law, etc. (meaning, Anti-Islam, in essence) Whatever his twisted reason for remaining a Muslim, I can't say, but I've never heard it put better:

"At its core, Islam is a religious mission to all humanity. Muslims are religiously obliged to disseminate the Islamic faith throughout the world. "We have sent you forth to all mankind" (Q. 34:28). If non-Muslims submit to conversion or subjugation, this call (da’wa) can be pursued peacefully. If they do not, Muslims are obliged to wage war against them. In Islam, peace requires that non-Muslims submit to the call of Islam, either by converting or by accepting the status of a religious minority (dhimmi) and paying the imposed poll tax, jizya. World peace, the final stage of the da’wa, is reached only with the conversion or submission of all mankind to Islam…

Muslims believe that expansion through war is not aggression but a fulfillment of the Qur’anic command to spread Islam as a way of peace. The resort to force to disseminate Islam is not war (harb), a word that is used only to describe the use of force by non-Muslims. Islamic wars are not hurab (the plural of harb) but rather futuhat, acts of “opening” the world to Islam and expressing Islamic jihad.

Relations between dar al-Islam, the home of peace, and dar al-harb, the world of unbelievers, nevertheless take place in a state of war, according to the Qur’an and to the authoritative commentaries of Islamic jurists. Unbelievers who stand in the way, creating obstacles for the da’wa, are blamed for this state of war, for the da’wa can be pursued peacefully if others submit to it.

In other words, those who resist Islam cause wars and are responsible for them."

I got the quote from page 328 of the Andrew Bostom-edited book, The Legacy of Jihad.


I.M Fletcher said...

There's also a guy, Mosab Yousef, who is the son of one of the leaders of Hamas, who left Islam and speaks against it. He has a book called Son Of Hamas.

Bosch Fawstin said...

I do recall him turning out to be a fraud

Tallulah said...

Yes, Bosch, I also read something about Mosab Yousef being a fraud. I read it the day after I bought his book on Kindle. :P

Tallulah said...

This is one of the unfathomed mysteries for me - how someone who is so clear on what Islam is, and is *against* what Islam is, can still call himself a Muslim. What's going on with that? I can't get my mind around it.

I've been trying for a long time to get a truth-and-nothing-but-the-truth grasp of not only Islam, but of the variety of viewpoints among Muslims. This one is the most confusing yet.

Naomi said...

Well. Most muslims even after coming to the realisation that its all a fraud. Still stay as muslims because otherwise the don't get to live at all. Unless one has a compelling reason to announce their apostasy. Ie confessing Christ. It's better to be quiet and safe.. but such is the peace of Islam that its mode of operation is that of the mafia. You leave. They put a hit on you..