Children and The Koran
48:28 It is He Who sent forth His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may exalt it above every other religion. Allah suffices as Witness.
35:39 It is He Who made you successors in the lands. Then he who disbelieves, his unbelief will recoil upon him; and their unbelief will only increase the unbelievers in contempt in the sight of their Lord. No their unbelief will only increase the unbelievers in perdition.
Hitler, in Mein Kampf, looked to the East for what he called lebensraum, literally “living space” for the master race. This living space was to be acquired through extermination, enslavement and sterilization of non-Arian races. It was the moral duty of every NAZI to ensure the survival of the master race by whatever means at his or her disposal.
Will the practitioners of the master religion, one day, with the authority granted them by the Koran as “successors in the lands” see it as their religious and moral duty to cull a starving planet to ensure not only the survival but the supremacy of the master religion and those who believe?
Will this piece of entitlement dogma lead to even greater atrocities then when it was the alleged superior race which laid claim to exclusivity of living space?
Are we raising another generation of willing executioners unable to empathise with the people, the unbelievers, for whom Allah shows no mercy and reserves such a gruesome, painful agonizing fate?
In his book Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen presents evidence that the demonization of the Jews by the Christian churches for the alleged murder of Christ and other offences pre-disposed Germans to accept and participate in the murder of millions of Jews.
What kind of monsters is the Koran giving birth to by its relentless, unremitting insistence that unbelievers are creatures not deserving of any mercy or compassion; that unbelievers are in league with the Devil, fighting on his behalf against God.
4:76 Those who believe fight for the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve fight on behalf of the Devil. Fight then the followers of the Devil. Surely the guile of the Devil is weak.
Most parents try to protect their children from the make-believe violence on television, for example, reminding them that this is not how normal, civilized people behave. In madrassas and at home, teachers and parents are not expected to tell the children who are memorizing the Koran under their supervision that the violence is not real or that extreme, pitiless cruelty or any kind of brutality is not acceptable when dealing with those who won’t submit to the will of Allah.
If nothing is done to curb this schooling in hate and sadism, what truly horrifying events are we setting in motion.
I may be placing too much emphasis on one preponderant aspect of the Koran, the sadism and the horrific cruelty, but that is a large part of what the book is about. Muslims and non-Muslims should be concerned with the impact of reading, of memorizing such violent, pitiless text on young minds.