Australian Justice Desmond Fagan says that “Muslims should publicly denounce ‘belligerent’ verses of the Koran that have been used by Islamic extremists to underpin terrorism.” He said this “while jailing two terror-plotters.”
This judge is on the right track. Verses from the Quran and Hadiths underlay all the actions of Islamic supremacists and jihadists, who are loyal to the Sharia above all else and aim to subvert free societies. This obvious fact continues to be ignored by Western leaders who are too timid to about offending the new Sharia police that wield de facto power over the public discourse in the West. Meanwhile, many mainstream Muslim leaders routinely practice taqiyya and deceive intimated Westerners.
The Quran is clear in its hostility toward disbelievers:
(8:12) “(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels… “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
The Quran also contains many other belligerent verses, as well as anti-Semitic messages, calls for the killing of gays and apostates, teachings about the inferiority of women, and more.
One example: it should be common knowledge by now that Hamas aims to obliterate Israel (“from the river to the sea”), an aim that is driven by this Quran verse:
(2:191) And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
That the Arab Muslims were not actually “expelled” is not relevant as far as Hamas is concerned; they insist they were expelled, and so this verse applies.
A few other anti-Semitic passages:
(5:33) Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.
Read in the context of 5:32, 5:33 is a warning to the Jews.
(5:63) Why do the rabbis and religious scholars not forbid them from saying what is sinful and devouring what is unlawful? How wretched is what they have been practicing.
(5:64) And the Jews say, “The hand of Allah is chained.” Chained are their hands, and cursed are they for what they say.
There are many others, including 5:82, which says that the Jews are “the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers.” Still, people believe Hamas affiliates such as CAIR, which are actively engaged in “anti-racism” initiatives and even ally with Jewish groups. And CAIR and its allies charge “Islamophobia” against anyone who brings up these uncomfortable Quran passages. Instead of condemning violent, hostile and abusive Quran passages, Muslim groups in the West insist that “Islam is a religion of peace” and that jihadists have misinterpreted Quran verses and they then they proceed to scream “Islamophobia” when the heat is turned up. They are bent on minimizing the truth about the Sharia and in so doing, aids it unimpeded spread.
There is a reason why mainstream Islamic groups do not condemn jihad; all of the actions of Hamas; the calls to murder gays in many mosques; the “Islamophobia”-pushing Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with his solid backing from Hamas; the many venomous proclamations of the foremost Islamic scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi; other Islamic scholars and luminaries who advocate the death penalty for gays and apostates and teach the inferiority of women; the deeds of major Islamic states including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, Pakistan and others, which not only implement abusive verses of the Quran domestically, but also export the jihad ideology worldwide; and the like. That reason can be found in all the supremacist, hateful, and violent teachings in the Quran. Those teachings make large-scale Muslim integration in the West unlikely to happen.
Judge Fagan said the “lethal messages derived from ‘hostile passages’ of the Koran were not effectively countered by suggestions from ‘various quarters’ that the verses had been ‘cherry picked’ or that Islam was an ‘interpretive religion’ of peace.”
A case in point comes in the standard reply from Keysar Trad, founder of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia. In response to Judge Fagan, Trad that said “imams continued to disavow violent interpretations of sections of the Koran.” Really?
We continue to be extremely vocal in countering that. As much as we can find an opportunity to put the correct context to these situations, we do……The underlying premise of Islam is peace and peaceful encouragement for people to do what is right.
Australian Muslims should publicly denounce “belligerent” verses of the Koran that have been used by Islamic extremists to underpin terrorism, a judge said Thursday while jailing two terror-plotters.
Justice Desmond Fagan said the lethal messages derived from “hostile passages” of the Koran were not effectively countered by suggestions from “various quarters” that the verses had been “cherry picked” or that Islam was an “interpretive religion” of peace.
“The incitements to violence which terrorists quote from the Koran cannot just be ignored by the many believers who desire harmonious coexistence. Those verses are not ignored by terrorists,” Justice Fagan said in Sydney while delivering his judgement in the NSW Supreme Court.
“Terrorists’ reliance on verses of the Koran to support an Islamic duty of religious violence has been seen with more or less clarity in a number of NSW and Victorian cases,” he added. “If Australian followers of the religion, including those who profess deep knowledge, were to make a clear public disavowal of these verses, as not authoritative instructions from Allah, then the terrorists’ moral conviction might be weakened.”…..