Jihad in the Koran
Children and the Koran
Are Islamic schools and mosques raising another generation of willing executioners unable to empathize with the people, the unbelievers, for whom Allah shows no mercy and reserves such a gruesome, painful agonizing fate.
Are the Saudis, perhaps unwittingly, taking a page out of Mein Kampf by funding madrassas on the Wahabi extremist model around the world; madrassas which teach children that Islam is the master religion and all that this implies, including murder on a genocidal scale?
Based on Muslim chronicles of the period, and the demographic calculations done by historian K.S. Lal in his book Growth of Muslim Population in Medieval India, the largest known slaughter of followers of a lesser god, or gods, occurred during the Muslim conquest of large parts of the Indian subcontinent e.g. modern-day Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Dr. Lal estimates that between 1000 CE and 1500 CE the population of Hindus decreased by 80 million; meaning that for much of that period the death rate among Hindus exceeded their birthrate. If the eminent historian’s estimates are even remotely accurate, this period would have witnessed the largest cold-blooded killing of an indigenous people in all written history.
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, see it as their religious and moral duty to cull an overpopulated starving planet to ensure not only the survival, but the supremacy of the master religion and those who submit?
Allah gives tacit approval to the followers of what is understood to be the superior religion (revelations 3:85, 48:28) – and who He has made successors to an overcrowded planet (revelation 35:39) – to deprive those who belong to inferior religions, or no religion at all, of their possessions and their lives.
3:85 Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.
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.
Will this piece of entitlement dogma lead, and lessons in cruelty lead to even greater atrocities then when it was the alleged superior race which laid claim to exclusivity of lebensraum?
In his book Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen presents evidence that the demonizing 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 only deserving of the most horrible punishment?
Most parents try to protect their children from the make-believe violence on television, reminding them that it is all make-believe, and that this is not how normal, civilized people behave. In madrassas teachers are not expected to tell the children who are memorizing the Koran under their supervision and with their assistance that the violence is not real or that extreme, pitiless cruelly or any kind of brutality is not acceptable when dealing with those who won’t submit to the Will of Allah as expressed in the Koran.
Perhaps it is time for the West to heed the advice of a woman who knows. Ayaan Hirsi Ali would restrict religious teachings to places of worship and the home so that children can get a respite from the relentless bombardment of the word of God and learn to appreciate the values inherent in a secular society free from religion’s more nefarious influence.
If nothing is done to curb this schooling in hate and sadism, what truly horrifying events are we setting in motion as the world gives rise to the next generation of Hitler-like leadership, similar to the one we find in Iran, where burning the unbelievers in an atomic fire is seen as doing God’s work on earth? Only doing what Allah would do if he were here – gathering the “kindling for His Hell”, the “fuel for His Fire.”
I realize 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 Koran is all about. Muslims and non-Muslims should be concerned with the impact of reading, of memorizing such violent, pitiless text on young minds.
Madrassas may also be contributing to the feeling of alienation among Muslim youths in countries that have national standards for education and which test for proficiency in a wide variety of subjects.
The emphasis on memorizing the Koran and on learning Arabic in traditional madrassas means that madrassa students tend to do poorly on these tests. An example is Thailand where, according to Jeffrey Simpson, writing in the Globe and Mail, “the average Muslim student spends more time in school than the Buddhist [but] do appreciably worse on national educational tests…” Battle of the minds' is dividing Thailand's identity; March 3, 2007