Thursday, April 13, 2006

Koran Uncensored

In the interest of the truth, or at least in the interest of the search for the truth, which I'm certain that the non-Islamic world would like to learn about, I bring to your attention:

At the link above you'll find some uncensored passages from the Koran. I found this by Googling "Koran uncensored", as I do believe there to be versions of the Koran which omit the damning parts. One must wonder just how many versions there are. It's logical to infer that some Muslims are being taught with one version while others are taught with another, for there are Muslims who have been indoctrinated to believe that they're supposed to hate and kill and treat certain persons with discrimination, while others, from their statements as to what they've been taught about Islam, seem to believe in peace and tolerance.

So why not start with the hard stuff which the Islamofascists likely teach?

The website begins thusly:

The following are quotations from the Muslim holy book, the Quran (also spelled Koran), which show that original, scriptural Islam is a religion that teaches sexual inequality, brutal punishments, and military force to impose Islam on nonbelievers. It is for this reason that radical Islamic fundamentalists today are so barbaric and uncivilized by the standards of modern Christianity and Western civilization. These quotes are provided with little or no commentary. Read them for yourself and decide if you can believe that Islam, the religion of Muhammad, was truly inspired by God or was a medieval, human-created religion unsuitable for any enlightened person to practice.

Here's some selected verses:

Muslims who refuse to fight will be punished by God

9:38-39,41,44-45 O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of God, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For God hath power over all things. ... Go ye forth, (whether equipped) lightly or heavily, and strive and struggle, with your goods and your persons, in the cause of God. That is best for you, if ye (but) knew. ... Those who believe in God and the Last Day ask thee for no exemption from fighting with their goods and persons. And God knoweth well those who do their duty. Only those ask thee for exemption who believe not in God and the Last Day, and whose hearts are in doubt, so that they are tossed in their doubts to and fro.

Execution and torture for those who fight against the Muslim armies

5:36 The punishment of those who wage war against God and His Apostle, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;

Women are sexual objects

2:223 Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will;

Husbands should beat disobedient wives

4:34 Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because God has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband's) absence what God would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For God is Most High, great (above you all).

Note: parenthetical insertions make this verse sound less harsh than it really is in more literal translations. For example, the original Arabic text does not say to beat wives "lightly" -- just to beat them.

Stealing should be punished by amputation of hands

5:41 As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from God, for their crime: and God is Exalted in power.

When a person has no hands, they probably cannot earn a living anymore, so they will end up as a beggar on the street. That doesn't seem very beneficial to society. Also, before medical sanitation and anesthesia, amputation of the hands was in many cases the equivalent of a death sentence.

Again, draw your own conclusions.

This post is in the interest of the search for the truth. I don't condemn Islam. But people do need to be aware in order to make their own judgements. Ignorance is not an option.

If we don't start demanding to know exactly what the Koran says, then how can we be sure that we've been told the truth?

What does the Koran actually say? That's a very important question.

And the answers could help us to understand the threats against the Free World from the likes of Hamas and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

And a warning: be civil, don't defame; or I shall be forced to block your IP address to prevent further infractions. The choice is yours.