It is sickening to hear again and again that terrorism has no religion. Some people often turn rude and abusive to establish that terrorism has no religion, particularly, in context of Islam. Terrorism can be defined as act of terrorizing people by violent means. The accepted typologies of terrorism include ‘religious terrorism’ too. The act of terrorizing people may not have a religion. But motivation behind the act of perpetrator(s) can have religious reason(s). So it is stupid to cry that terrorism has no religion and thereby reject existence of ‘religious terrorism’ of Islam. Religious terrorism happens when the terrorism is done to further religious cause or in the name of religion by any group and such terrorism is sanctified by respective religious scriptures.
Terrorism has been an integral part of Islam since the time of Muhammad about 1400 years back. Verses of Quran kept on giving threat of death, plunder of properties and violation of women to non-Muslims. The followers of Islam have been perpetrating those inhuman atrocities on non-Muslims as religious obligation since 1400 years. Islam divides humans sharply into two camps: (1) Muslims or Momins and (2) non-Muslim or Kafirs. The Islamic terrorism of recent time started with 1972 Munich Summer Olympic massacre. Since then it has been a continuous phenomenon across the world.
So far Muslims across the world are concerned there can’t be sub-groups like liberal, moderate or orthodox Muslims. A person is either Muslim or not. For being a Muslim, one has to believe in Allah and Muhammad, and follow Quran and Sunnah of Muhammad. It is as simple as that. The sub-group we call liberal Muslims actually constitutes of lazy Muslims. These lazy Muslims may not follow Islamic teachings strictly, but don’t publicly oppose the violent teachings and practices of Islam either. Moderate Muslims maintain a benign and secular façade publicly. But they defend and justify Islamic terrorism very passionately. Orthodox Muslims are very strongly rooted to Islamic teachings and practices. They take ‘some time elusive’ or ‘some time abusive’ staunch to defend Islamic terrorism.
To understand the Islamic terrorism one needs to read Quran carefully and follow the terrorist activities perpetrated by different Muslim terrorist groups across the world in the name of Islam. There are many verses of Quran which are hateful and violent towards Kafirs. As Quran is prescriptive to all Muslims for all time to come, following those violent verses of Quran for causing terrorism on Kafirs becomes religious obligation of Momins. While some Momins take the Quranic instruction too seriously and do terrorism, the rest of the community either justify the Islamic terrorism or remain silent.
In the eyes of Allah, these Kafirs are worst of animals [Quran 8:55]. Allah instructs Muslims to mount any kind of torture and atrocities on Kafirs: kill them, burn them and their houses, take their women and children as captives and rape their women and so on [Quran 2:190-193; 9:1- 37]. So the Quran says: “Verily, those who disbelieve our signs, we will surely cast them to be boiled in the hell-fire, so often as their skins shall be well burnt, We will give them new skins in exchange, so that they may taste the sharper torment” [Quran 4:56]. Allah also thunders “Whosoever followeth any religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted of him in this life, and in the next life he shall be of those who perish” [Quran 3:85].
Allah continues to threaten Kafirs with “I will cast a terror into the hearts of the unbelievers” [Quran 8:12]; “Therefore cut off their heads, and strike off all the ends of the fingers. This shall they suffer because they have opposed Allah and His Prophet, and whosoever shall oppose Allah and His Prophet, verily Allah will be severe in punishing them” [Quran 8:13]. “…moreover, as for the non-believers, I will punish them with grievous punishments in this world, and in the world is to come” [Quran 3:56]; “Allah loves not the unbelievers” [Quran 3:57]; “ they shall suffer a grievous punishment” [Quran 3:77].
Quran 8:60 reveals “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged”. Quran 9:29 reveals “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled”. Quran 41:27 reveals “But We will surely cause those who disbelieve to taste a severe punishment, and We will surely recompense them for the worst of what they had been doing”. Quran 66:9 reveals “O Prophet, strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination”.
So, it is not difficult to understand that Islam is a doctrine of intense hatred and violence towards non-Muslims (Kafirs) and Islamic terrorism is a part of Quran. Allah Himself hates nonbelievers and incites His followers to do the same. In fact, Allah has empowered every Muslim to mount all kinds of atrocities on the Kafirs: to loot their riches and wealth, to occupy their land and property, to kill them as and when situation demands, to take their women and children as captives and rape them or sell them as slaves and so on. Allah has commanded to strike terror into the heart of Kafirs. To comply with Allah’s commands, Muslim terrorists cut Kafirs into pieces, rape their women in front of their kinfolk and smash the skulls of Kafir children on stones. These days, Muslim terrorists are very fond of doing explosions and using knives and fire arms too.
The Muslims who perpetrate terror on Kafirs are called Jihadis. Islamic scriptures put Jihadis in a win win situation. If they survive, they can have the Islam approved share in the plundered properties and women of Kafirs. And if they die, they will go straight to Islamic paradise to have perpetual sex with 72 perpetual virgins. There were about 303 Islamic terrorist attacks in different parts of the world between 1972 and 26 August 2021. That made more than six such attacks per year on an average. Dozens of countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America were victims of those attacks.
While the Left-Liberal gang across the world tries to white wash Islamic terrorism by resorting to ‘Islamophobia’; the Muslim apologists, on the other hand, try to divert attention from the violent teachings of Quran by resorting to ‘out of context’ excuse. While the first group fails to explain the existence of about 150 active Islamic terrorist groups across the world, the second group never comes forward to tell publicly that those violent verses of Quran were for that time and place and are not relevant in 21st century world. Absence of Islamic terrorism in Latin American countries and Japan is conspicuous for having no worthy Muslim population in those countries.
Indian Muslim apologist Zainab Sikander (and her cohort) says “Quran doesn’t tell people to fight any more than Gita, Bible, Torah. Why pick on Muslims?” Her argument is so stupid, that an imbecile can answer the question. Telling to fight is one thing and actually fighting today in the name of religion is another thing. No Hindu today can murder his cousin for land dispute and sanctify the murder by referring to Gita. No Hindu can take law in his hands today and justifiably murder of the abductor of his wife by referring to Ramayana. In both the cases of land dispute and abduction, these will be law and order problems without any religious connection. But Islamic terrorism is always done by referring to Allah, Muhammad, Quran, Hadith, or Sunnah of Muhammad. Zainab Sikander fails to name dozens of groups of followers of Gita, Bible and Torah, who have been terrorizing non-Hindus, non-Christians and non-Jews respectively in the name of their respective religion across the world. The essence is this, for Hindus, Christians and Jews, the violent messages of their scriptures are descriptive today, but for Muslims these continue to be prescriptive.
In the end part of the article an example is given to explain as to how non-Muslim world is helping Islamic terrorism knowingly or unknowingly. On 3 September 2021, Sri Lankan refugee Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen stabbed seven persons in an Auckland mall in New Zealand. Samsudeen was under 24 x 7 police surveillance since 2016 for being a potential terrorist, linked with ISIS. If he had connection with ISIS, then was not that for religious reason? As per Islamic teaching, Samsudeen was assured a berth in Islamic paradise after causing terrorism against Kafirs. So, he did what he wanted to do and went to (?)Islamic paradise. His mission was successful. But Auckland Police allowed him to do that terrorist attack and then killed him. The difference of outlook between civilized non-Muslim society and Islamic terrorism acted in favour of Samsudeen. Following that tragic incident, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, funnily told that the said act of terrorism was done by an individual and had not connection with any religion. What for she was scared to come out openly to condemn the ISIS inspired Islamic terrorism in her country? This was no political correctness. This was either gross self loathing or fear of Islam. In any case, such attitude would encourage more Islamic terrorism.
Islam has started creating a lot of terrorist problems across the world. We are going through initial phase of ‘Global Jihad’ now. Gradually there will be civil wars in non-Muslim countries where Muslims have considerable population. Muslims all over the world have a clear cut agenda of converting and ruling the entire world. They are taking good advantage of the democratic system in non-Muslim countries. Once their numbers increases considerably, they start fomenting trouble in those countries. Many such countries are already witnessing Islamic terrorism. It is high time that the leaders of all the democratic countries should discard self destructive ‘political correctness’. They should sit and discuss about the measures to be taken to put an end to this problem permanently or else we are going to witness the ghastly Islamic terrorist activities all over the globe in coming days.
In conclusion, it can be said that terrorism does have a religion; – it is Islam. Islam is not only a religion, but more of a violent socio-political encroaching system. So, there is an urgent need to dismantle global Islamic terrorism.