The Morning After

110:1 When Allah’s Support and victory come,

110:2 And you see people entering Allah’s religion in throngs;

110:3 Then, magnify the Praise of your Lord and seek His Forgiveness. He is indeed All-Forgiving.


Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.

Ayatollah Khomeini

The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions or a clash of civilization. It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between rationality and barbarity. It is a clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on one hand and the violation of these rights on the other. It is a clash between those who treat women like beasts, and those who treat them like human beings …

Wafa Sultan, outspoken Syrian-American woman during a debate broadcast on Al-jazeera.

Should Islam emerge triumphant from the battle between progress and backwardness and extra-terrestrials visit this world, they will find it devoid of music, devoid of colour, devoid of fun and laughter, devoid of songs sung by females, devoid of the beauty of a woman's face and form, devoid of art that is not limited to meaningless geographical figures ... and above all, devoid of wonder, spontaneity and imagination.

In this bleak predictable world where the exercise of freewill means death, they will witness a form of collective conditioning where everyone, like mindless automatons, constantly interrupt whatever they are doing to get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground and mouth many of the same phrases they said earlier, and will repeat later, most in praise of a mythical narcissistic deity which cannot be praised enough.

They may watch in horror some pleading pitiful creature buried up to her neck whose gentle features they have never gazed upon before, and wonder why bearded men in flowing robes and turbans, in front of a crowd of cheering onlookers shouting how great is their god, gleefully throw rocks at it to cruelly kill it, as part of some barbaric sadistic retribution ritual.

They may even witness an Islamic-style crucifixion where an arm and a leg on opposite sides are first lobbed off - a regular crucifixion not being a gruesome enough punishment for those who would abandon the perfect religion for one less perfect or no religion at all.

They may, by happenstance, come across men arguing among themselves at a bazaar or other venues where goods are traded and sold, about the value of people on display, some of them in chains; men, boys and old women marketed as labourers and young females as sex-slaves.

They will not be able to miss the annual celebration of a myth about this god sparing a boy from being slaughtered in his name where millions of domesticated animals are slowly put to death in front of children who will become immune and even grow to enjoy the spectacle of blood and suffering; agonizing pain which they in turn will inflict on men and women when called upon.

Islamic scriptures refer to the time before the coming of the illiterate Prophet, as the time of ignorance i.e. Jahiliya.

The extra-terrestrials will undoubtedly have an idea, from intercepted radio and television signals of what the people of earth were like when progress was not everywhere a sin, where compassion was more than just a word, before the enlightened world of Islam completely subjugated that of the ignorant. They may even wonder how such a reversal could have come about and why anyone but the insane would fight, kill and die to create such a bleak future for humankind.

Bernard Payeur