Burning the Koran is an Excuse to Kill, but Not The Reason
by Moody Adams Muslim leaders are stirring up their follow to kill because a Koran was burned. The reasons for killing are the commands of their scriptures. The Koran burning gives Muslims an excuse to pass the blame for the murders on to their victims.
The truth is too terrifying. If they are killing Americans because their scripture commands, there is nothing we can do but run. But if they were killing us because a Koran was burned, we could do something; merely stop burning Korans.
However, the purpose for their killing are made clear in their holy Koran. All non-Muslims are infidels and Allah has commanded that they be killed.
Muslims must fight until every nation worships Allah alone, Koran 2:193: “Fight therefore against them until . . . the only worship be that of God (Allah).”
“When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him. He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the cause of Allah. Fight against those who do not believe in Allah. Wage a holy war” (Hadith, SAHIH MUSLIM 4294).
Muslims must fight the infidels even if the infidels do not start the war: “The destruction of the sword is incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the sacred writings which are generally received to this effect.” (AL-HEDAYA Vol. II (Hanafi Manual), Blackwell Idealist lawbase, reference number 3989).
Muslims must wage war permanently, until the day of judgment: “The sacred injunction concerning ‘ . . . It is established as a divine ordinance, by word of GOD, who has said, in the Koran, “SLAY THE INFIDELS; and also by a saying of the prophet, “war is permanently established until the day of judgement,” (meaning the ordinance respecting war.)” (AL-HEDAYA Vol. II (Hanafi Manual), Blackwell Idealist lawbase, reference number 3988).
Muslims are allowed to kill other Muslims if it is essential to killing infidels: “It is no objection to shooting arrows, or other missiles, against the infidels, that there may chance to be among them a Muslim in the way either of bondage or of traffic; because the shooting of arrow and so forth among the infidels remedies a general evil.” (AL-HEDAYA Vol. II, Hanafi Manual, Blackwell Idealist lawbase, reference number 3998).
Muslims are allowed to kill children if it is essential to killing infidels: “There is also neither fine nor expiation upon the warriors on account of such of their arrows or other missiles as happen to hit the children or the Muslims, because the war is in observance of a divine ordinance, and atonement is not due for any thing which may happen in the fulfilment of a divine ordinance, for otherwise men would neglect the fulfilment of the ordinance from an apprehension of becoming liable to atonement” (AL-HEDAYA Vol. II, Hanafi Manual, Blackwell Idealist lawbase, reference number 3999).
They are killing us because their god has commanded it. That is the terrifying truth.