A Week That Revealed Islam's Terrorist Nature
Were Your Eyes Opened?
(This page contains extremely graphic and disturbing images of the Be'er Sheva bus bombings, the suicide bombing in Moscow, the terrorist acts against Russian aircraft, the Beslan Russia school atrocities, and the Nepalese beheadings in Iraq. The images are set alongside excerpts from Prophet Of Doom: Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words.)
What kind of people would conceive and perpetrate a scheme that would lead to the burning, mutilation and death of 350 young children as was done in the school this week in Russia? What dogma was responsible for motivating Islamic women earlier this week to strap bombs to their bodies and board two Russian aircraft filled with passengers for the purpose of blowing them up and killing everyone?
What doctrine was professed by the suicide bombers who shouted "Allahu Akbar" before they murdered 20 Jews this week in Beersheba, Israel? Was it the same religion professed by the Muslims who decapitated a Nepalese worker in Iraq, and blew out the brains of a dozen more, while shouting verses from the Qur'an? Could Islam be the reason the Islamic cleric in Iraq motivated his Jihadist militia to torture, rape and desecrate Iraqis who wouldn't join in the terrorist raids, piling hundreds of mutilated and naked bodies behind a mosque?
When Osama bin Laden praised Allah and Islam for the success of the 9/11 terrorist attack and said "I am following in Muhammad's footsteps," do you think that he might have been telling us something important? Could it have been a confession? Since the first bombing of the World Trade Center in '93 was perpetrated by Shiek Ar-Rahman, the world's foremost authority on the Qur'an, might we assume that Islam's scriptures condone terror? Are these vicious attacks perpetrated in the name of Islam and Allah unrelated? Are they just the misguided acts of random people, or do those we call terrorists, rebels, and insurgents have something in common - Islam perhaps?
Since the answer is so obvious, why is it that our media and politicians are more worried about not offending the murders, and calling them what they are, "Muslims," than they are with protecting the lives of Islam's next victims? How is it that we are at war with a tactic, rather than with the religion that inspires its followers to use the tactic? Declaring war on terror is like declaring war on drugs rather than understanding and condemning the reason people sell and use drugs.
The most important question is: how many innocent people are going to die at the hand of Islam before we hold Islam accountable? Good Muslims murdered 3,000 Americans on 9-11, but that wasn't sufficient. Muslims murdered 3 million people in the Sudan, so even that's not enough. When Muslims deploy nuclear bombs and radiological dispersion devices in America's largest cities, do you think our politicians and media will identify the perpetrators by name or by tactic?
I have some bad news. I know the answer. Our politicians and our media are not going to change - they are not going to tell or report the truth - because we are not willing to hold them accountable. As a result, good Muslims will continue to follow Muhammad's example and Allah's orders. They will continue to murder and mutilated, fight and terrorize. They will destroy America just as they have destroyed themselves.
For those who have been deceived into believing that "the terrorists have hijacked their religion" rather than their religion corrupting them, you need to read Prophet of Doom - the best documented and most comprehensive, contextual, and chronological presentation of Muhammad's creation of Islam ever written. With so much at stake, the lives of millions of innocent people, it's odd that I would have to encourage you to face reality and to come to grips with why Muslims are killing us. And recognizing that most who read this photo essay will be too preoccupied with other things to learn the truth, I'll tempt you into reading with excerpts from the book which could save your nation and your life.
The two stories that you are about to read are derived from Muhammad's Sira, or Biography, Islam's Ta'rikh, or History, and the Muslim Hadith, or Reports that were recited during Islam's formation. They paint a horrible picture, almost too revolting for words. But they are Islam - fundamental and uncorrupted Islam. These stories epitomize the lessons Allah taught in the Qur'an's 8th surah called "The Spoils of War."
First the surah, then the stories: Muhammad claims his god said some things you'd expect to read in Hitler's Mein Kampf. Each of the following quotes is from the "Spoils of War" surah. It explains why Muslims are willing to kill to achieve their monopoly. Qur'an 8:1 "They ask you about the benefits of capturing the spoils of war. Tell them: 'The benefits belong to Allah and to His Messenger.' So fulfill your duty to Allah and the Prophet." Qur'an 8:5 "Your Lord sent you from your homes to fight for the true cause." Qur'an 8:7 "Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: 'Wipe the infidels out to the last.'" Qur'an 8:12 "I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle." Qur'an 8:15 "Believers, when you meet the unbelievers in battle, do not turn your back on them for any Muslim who retreats will bring the wrath of Allah on himself and will abide in Hell." Qur'an 8:72 "Those who accepted Islam and left their homes to fight in Allah's Cause with their possessions and persons, and those who gave them shelter and aided them are your allies. You are only called to protect Muslims who fight." Qur'an 8:73 "The infidels aid one another. Unless you do the same there will be anarchy in the land. Those who accepted Islam and left their homes to fight in Allah's Cause are good Muslims." Qur'an 8:57 "If you meet them in battle, inflict on them such a defeat as would be a lesson for those who come after them, that they may be warned." Qur'an 8:59 "The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them. They are your enemy and Allah's enemy." Qur'an 8:71 "He will give you mastery over them." Qur'an 8:39 "So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam."
Now, for the first of two stories, both documented from and revealed in the Islamic scriptures.
Darkness was about to descend upon Islam. Ishaq:461 "Just before the noon prayers, Gabriel came to the Apostle wearing a gold turban. He was riding a mule. He said, 'Have you laid down your weapons and stopped fighting, Muhammad?' 'Yes,' he replied. Gabriel said, 'The angels have not laid down their arms! I've just returned from pursuing the enemy. Allah commands you to march to the Qurayza. I, too, will attack the Jews and shake them out of their homes.'" Angels in turbans, lumbering on donkeys, wielding swords, commanding Arabs to slaughter Jews - it's quite a picture.
Aisha, the prophet's child wife, put down her dolls long enough to give us this report: Tabari VIII:29 "Muhammad pitched a round tent over Sa'd in the mosque. He laid down his sword, having just returned from the Trench. Then Gabriel came to him and said: 'Have you abandoned the fight? By Allah, the angels have not yet put down their weapons! Go out and fight the Jews!' So he called for his breastplate and put it back on. Then he went out and the Muslims followed him."
I would be remiss if I did not share Bukhari's theory on the arrival of the angelic tormentors: Bukhari:V5B59N443-8 "When the Prophet returned from the Trench, laid down his arms and took a bath, Gabriel came to him covered in dust. 'Why have you laid down your sword? We angels have not set them down yet. It's time to go out against them.' The Prophet said, 'Where to go?' Gabriel said, 'This way,' pointing towards the Qurayza. So the Prophet went out to besiege them." And: Bukhari:V5B59N444 "The dust rose in the streets of Medina as Gabriel's regiment marched through. The angels joined Allah's Apostle in attacking the Qurayza Jews."
Putting terror and piracy ahead of teaching and prophecy: Ishaq:461/Tabari VIII:28 "The Messenger commanded a crier to announce that all should heed and obey. He ordered that none should perform the afternoon prayer until after they reached the Qurayza settlement. The Prophet sent Ali ahead with his war banner against the Jews, and the Muslims hastened to it. Ali advanced toward their homes and heard insulting language from the Jews about Allah's Messenger. Ali ran back and told the Prophet that the Jews were rascals and that there was no need for him to go near those wicked men. 'Why?' Muhammad asked. 'Have you heard them insult me?' 'Yes,' Ali answered. 'Had they seen me,' Allah's Apostle replied, 'they would not have said anything of the sort.'"
This next passage is illuminating. The Bible suggests that Lucifer was beautiful. Islam agrees. Ishaq:461/Tabari VIII:28 "Before reaching the Qurayza, Muhammad greeted his Companions. 'Has anyone passed you?' he asked. 'Yes, Prophet,' they replied. 'Dihyah ibn Khalifah passed us on a white mule with a brocade covered saddle.'" The translators of Tabari's History confirm: "Dihyah was a rich merchant of such beauty, the angel Gabriel is said to have assumed his features. When he arrived in Medina, every woman came out to look at him." "Allah's Apostle said, 'That was Gabriel. He was sent to the Qurayza to shake their homes and terrorize them.'" Billions have been conned into believing that a dust-covered, sword-wielding terrorist was God's messenger to mankind.
War was more important than prayer to Islam's dark spirit: Tabari VIII:29 "The Holy Prophet (peace be unto him) said, 'No one should pray the afternoon prayer until they are in the territory of the Qurayza because warfare against the Jews is incumbent upon Muslims.'" Ishaq:461 "The Muslims had been totally occupied with warlike preparations. They refused to pray until they had come upon the Jews in accordance with Muhammad's order. Allah did not find fault with them in His Book, nor did the Messenger reprimand them for it." Postponing a prayer so that they could besiege innocent families was so religious of them. They were setting a fine example for terrorists everywhere. And it's pretty hard to misinterpret this prophetic decree: "Warfare against the Jews is incumbent upon Muslims."
Demonstrating his deep-seated racial hatred, Muhammad unleashed what we would call hate speech: Tabari VIII:28 "When the Messenger approached the Jews, he said, 'You brothers of apes! Allah shamed you and cursed you.'" Muhammad's mouth was as foul as his manners. Bukhari:V5B59N449 "On the day of the Qurayza siege, Allah's Apostle said to Hassan, 'Abuse them with your poems, for Gabriel is with you.'" When it came to racial hatred, Islam's prophet was a full-service provider.
Demonstrating the lack of objectivity Islam inspires, those who recorded this Hadith said that the Jews responded sarcastically to Muhammad's slur. "They said, 'Abu al-Qasim, you have never been one to act impetuously or violently.'"
Ishaq:461/Tabari VIII:29 "Muhammad besieged them for twenty-five nights. When the siege became too severe, Allah terrorized them. Then they were told to submit to the judgment of Allah's Messenger." Muhammad and Allah had become indistinguishable. And that's because, together with Lucifer, they were now Islam's Unholy Trinity - a false god, a false prophet, and a demonic spirit. Their personas were one.
Tabari's Hadith says: "Abu Lubaba gave a sign that it would mean slaughter. So they said, 'We will submit to the judgment of Sa'd.'" Since Sa'd's dying wish was to see the Jews massacred, and since he was the most fervent Jew hater in the land, I find this request less than credible.
"The Holy Prophet said, 'Submit to his judgment.' So they submitted. The Messenger of Allah sent a donkey with a saddle padded with palm fiber, and he was mounted on it."
That's obviously not how it happened, so let's check the Sira: Ishaq:461 "After the siege exhausted and terrorized them, the Jews felt certain that the Apostle would not leave them until he had exterminated them. So they decided to talk to Ka'b Asad. He said, 'People of the Jews, you see what has befallen you. I shall propose three alternatives. Take whichever one you please.' He said, 'Swear allegiance to this man and accept him; for, by Allah, it has become clear to you that he is a prophet sent from Allah. It is he that you used to find mentioned in your scripture book. Then you will be secure in your lives, your property, your children, and your wives.'" Getting one out of three right wasn't bad for a Muslim: Muhammad was Allah's prophet.
However, there is no mention of an Arab prophet in the Hebrew Scriptures, much less of a coming terrorist thug. But consider the gall it took to suggest this delusional alternative to the besieged Jews - especially after what they had endured at the hands of the wannabe "messiah." And even the Qur'an admits that the Jews had repeatedly rejected Muhammad's assertions as being preposterous. They had disclaimed his bastardization of their Torah, and they had been repulsed by his warmongering nature and grotesque immorality. Just imagine swearing an oath to a "religious prophet" so that he would not kill you, steal your property, enslave your children, and rape your women. Sure, a Muslim would do it; they're trained to lie, but not a Jew.
Ishaq:462/Tabari VIII:30 "The Jews said, 'We will never abandon the Torah or exchange it for the Qur'an.' Asad said, 'Since you reject this proposal of mine, then kill your children and your wives and go out to Muhammad and his Companions as men who brandish swords, leaving behind no impediments to worry you. If you die, you shall have left nothing behind; if you win you shall find other women and children.' The Jews replied, 'Why would we kill these poor ones? What would be the good of living after them?'" While I don't believe a word of this, , if it were true, it provides a window into the depraved character of the first Muslims as well as to the godly nature of these Jews.
In the third alternative, Asad asked the Jews to violate their Sabbath and attack Muhammad by surprise. It was another ploy. Muslims like to call infidels ungodly when they fight on holy days or in sacred months, yet they do so with glee. And if memory serves me right, in their last major offensive against the Jews in 1974, Muslims launched a surprise attack on Yom Kippur. Tabari VIII:30 "The Jews said, 'We will not profane our Sabbath.'"
Ishaq:462 "Then the Jews asked Muhammad, 'Send us Abu Lubaba, one of the Aws,' for they were confederates, 'so that we can ask his advice.' The Prophet complied and the Jews grabbed hold of him. The women and children were crying, so he felt pity for them. They said, 'Abu, do you think we should submit to Muhammad's judgment?' 'Yes,' Lubaba said. But he pointed with his hand to his throat, indicating that it would be slaughter. Lubaba later said, 'As soon as my feet moved, I knew that I had betrayed Allah's Apostle. Lubaba rushed away and tied himself to a pillar in the mosque. He cried, 'I will not leave this spot until Allah forgives me for what I've done. I betrayed His Apostle.' ' " This confirms Muhammad had intended to slaughter the Jews from the very beginning. There would be no Islamic peace this time - no surrendering, no being looted and then exiled.
Ishaq:462/Tabari VIII:32 "I heard Allah's Apostle laughing at daybreak; so I said, 'Why are you laughing, Prophet? May Allah make you laugh heartily!' He replied, 'Lubaba has been forgiven.'" Consider the character of a man who would laugh at such a time. This reminds me of Hitler, who in Mein Kampf said, "I have become incapable of pity." And the similarities don't end there. Hitler turned his command posts into mini brothels from which he orchestrated the extermination of 6 million Jews. This last conversation took place in one of the many apartments that Muhammad's mosque comprised - his command center. When Umm Salama, the wife with whom der prophet was being intimate, heard that Abu had been forgiven, she asked, "'Can I give him the good news?' He said yes, so she went and stood at the door of her room and said, 'O Lubaba, rejoice, for Allah has forgiven you.'"
Another treasure from this dark dawn also smacks of Hitler and his Nazi goons. Muhammad had personal guards like der fuhrer's Storm Troopers and S.S. Ishaq:463 "Amr went passed the Apostle's guards who were commanded that night by Maslama. He challenged him." Last time I checked, the founders of Christianity and Judaism, Yahshua and Moses, didn't have guards. Muhammad not only had them, Maslama, his senior guard, was none other than the assassin who had murdered the first Jewish journalist. Remember: "I will kill him for you."
The Islamic world appears to have used Gestapo tactics. After Maslama interrogated Amr at the door of Muhammad's mosque: Ishaq:463 "Amr vanished into the night. It is not known to this day what happened to him. Some allege that he was bound with a rotten rope and cast away."
Ishaq:463/Tabari VIII:33 "In the morning, the Jews submitted to the judgment of Allah's Messenger. The Aws leapt up and said, 'Muhammad, they are our allies. You know what you did the other day with the allies of the Khazraj!' (Before besieging the Qurayza, the Messenger had besieged the Qaynuqa, who were the confederates of the Khazraj. They had submitted to his judgment and were banished.) Therefore, when the Aws spoke to him, the Messenger said, 'People of the Aws, will you not be satisfied if one of your own men passes judgment on them?' 'Yes,' they proclaimed. So the Prophet said, 'It shall be entrusted to Sa'd Mu'adh.'"
Sa'd had been so fat his armor failed to protect his extremities. He had been shot with an Arab arrow during the battle of the Trench. To say he was a militant would be too kind. Bukhari:V5B59N448 "Sa'd said, 'O Allah! You know that there is nothing more beloved to me than to fight in Your Cause against those who disbelieve Your Apostle. O Allah! I think you have put to an end the fight between us and the infidels. But if there still remains any fight with the infidels, then keep me alive till I fight against them for Your sake.'" Sa'd was hardly a saint.
Ishaq:463/Tabari VIII:33 "The Prophet had placed Sa'd in the tent of a Muslim woman in his mosque. She nursed his wound and earned merit for herself by serving Muslims. When Sa'd was struck by the arrow, Muhammad said, 'Put him in Rufaydah's tent, so that I can visit him from nearby.' Then the Prophet appointed him judge over the Qurayza Jews. His tribesmen lifted him onto a donkey on which they had put a leather cushion, for he was a stout, corpulent man. En route to Muhammad, the Aws said, 'Treat our client well for the Prophet has put you in charge of this matter.' After many requests, Sa'd said, 'The time has come for Sa'd, in the Cause of Allah, not to be influenced by anyone's reproach.' Some of the people who heard him, announced the impending death of the Qurayza before Sa'd Mu'adh reached them because of the words he had said." Islam's dark spirit had it in for the Jews. For Sa'd to gain entry into his brothel, Sa'd would have to support his agenda.
Ishaq:463/Tabari VIII:34 "When Sa'd reached the Messenger of Allah and the Muslims, the Prophet said, 'Arise and go to your master and help him dismount.' Then Muhammad said, 'Pass judgment on them.' Sa'd replied, 'I pass judgment that their men shall be killed, their women and children made captives, and their property divided.' Allah's Apostle proclaimed, 'You have passed judgment on the Jews with the judgment of Allah and the judgment of His Messenger.'" The Unholy Trinity was pleased.
It's important for you to know that I have reported every Hadith collected by Tabari, Ishaq, and Bukhari regarding the assault on the Jews. There wasn't a single word written about Jewish combatants. Three settlements, three sieges, and yet the Jews never struck a blow - not one. There was no excuse. There was no claim of self defense. This was a grotesque act of racially inspired genocide. And the motivation was greed. The Jews embodied everything the Muslims had failed to achieve. They were productive, prosperous, moral, literate, peaceful, honest, discerning, and religious.
Bukhari collected a series of Hadith on this diabolical verdict: Bukhari:V5B58N148-B59N447 "Sa'd came riding a donkey, and when he approached the mosque, the Prophet said, 'Get up for the best amongst you.' Then the Apostle said, 'O Sa'd! These people have agreed to accept your verdict.' Sa'd said, 'I judge that their men should be killed and their offspring and women should be taken as captives.' The Prophet said, 'You have given a judgment similar to Allah the King's Judgment.'" A second reveals: Bukhari:V5B59N448 "They then surrendered to the Prophet's judgment but he directed them to Sa'd to give the verdict. Sad said, 'I give my judgment that their men should be killed, their women and children should be taken as captives, and their properties distributed.'" A third proclaims: Bukhari:V5B59N362 "The Nadir and Qurayza violated their peace treaty, so the Prophet exiled the Nadir and then he killed the Qurayza men. He distributed their women, children and property among the Muslims." And what do you suppose the Muslim militants did to their women? The Qur'an says that they forced them into prostitution. The Hadith says that they raped them. Bukhari:V5B59N459 "I entered the Mosque, saw Abu, sat beside him and asked about sex. Abu Said said, 'We went out with Allah's Apostle and we received female slaves from among the captives. We desired women and we loved to do coitus interruptus.'" (Yes, that's what it says.)
Another Bukhari Hadith goes on to report that Muhammad never grew weary of tormenting Jews: "He exiled all the Jews from Medina. They were the Jews of the Qaynuqa and the Jews of the Haritha and all the other Jews from their homes."
With something this morally crippled, it's important to know that there are many confirmations - each destroying the myth Muhammad was a prophet. His Islam was a terrorist manifesto. It was conceived for rape and plunder. And on this day it was doing what it did best. Tabari VIII:34 "Sa'd turned away from the Messenger out of respect. He said, 'I pass judgment that the men shall be killed, the property divided, and the children and women made slaves.' Muhammad replied, 'You have passed judgment on them with the judgment of Allah from above seven heavens.'"
The chorus continues with this refrain: Tabari VIII:39 "After the affair of the Qurayza ended, the wound of Sa'd broke open. Aisha reports: He passed judgment on the Jews and prayed saying, 'O Allah, You know that there are no men whom I would rather fight and strive to kill than men who called Your Messenger a liar.'"
Before we review what happened next, I want to share the verses I omitted earlier from the 33rd surah: the model for the Holocaust: Qur'an 33:26 "Allah took down the People of the Scripture Book. He cast terror into their hearts. Some you slew, and some you made prisoners. And He made you heirs of their lands, their houses, and their goods, giving you a land which you had not traversed before. And Allah has power over all things." Version two: "And He drove the People of the Scripture down from their homes and cast panic into their hearts. Some you killed, and you made some captive. And He caused you to inherit their farms, houses, wealth, and land you have not trodden. Allah is ever Able to do all things." This Qur'anic verse is among Islam's most stinging indictments. It confirms its most barbaric act.
But it's worse than it appears on the surface. Since it was Muhammad who actually perpetrated these crimes, it confirms that Muhammad was Allah. Allah was never anything more than a rock idol, the Black Stone stuck in the wall of the Ka'aba. Muhammad created his persona and his revelations. And that is why Muhammad's personality, character, behavior, and words are identical to Allah's. But Muhammad had help. Lucifer, just as Paul had warned, transformed himself into an angel of light. Pretending to be Gabriel, he struck a bargain with the insecure and covetous Arab. In the exchange, Muhammad was possessed by Lucifer's most able demon. Working together, the Unholy Trinity established the religion of deceit, death, and damnation.
Muhammad's behavior was covetous, ruthless, and murderous to be sure. Yet attributing this debauchery to deity was his most vile act. Men have plundered before. Men have robbed before. Men have murdered before. But no god has ever said: "'God' drove the unbelievers back in fury, and they gained no advantage. Allah was sufficient to help the believers in battle. He made the People of the Book descend from their homes, and He terrorized them, so that you killed some and made many captive. And He made you inherit their property, homes, wealth, and a country you had not trodden under foot before."
In the first chapter I included a speech from the Islamic world's leading imam. Al-Buraik, the Saudi ruling family's favorite sheik, spoke at a telethon the Fahd family dictators hosted to enrich the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. This esteemed Islamic cleric said, "O, Muslims, don't take Jews and Christians as allies. Muslim brothers in Palestine do not have any mercy or compassion on the Jews, their blood, their money, or their flesh. Their women are yours to take, legitimately. Allah made them yours. Why don't you enslave their women? Why don't you wage jihad? Why don't you pillage them?" Now you know where he got his material.
And this was the result: Tabari VIII:35/Ishaq:464 "The Jews were made to come down, and Allah's Messenger imprisoned them. Then the Prophet went out into the marketplace of Medina (it is still its marketplace today), and he had trenches dug in it. He sent for the Jewish men and had them beheaded in those trenches. They were brought out to him in batches. They numbered 800 to 900 boys and men." The lone prophet of the Islamic religion had the imprisoned Jews brought to him so that he might enjoy the ghoulish spectacle. Even Hitler was too ashamed to visit Auschwitz.
Then in words hauntingly similar to what Jews must have asked as Nazi trains hauled their families off to concentration camps: "As they were being taken in small groups to the Prophet, they said to one another, 'What do you think will be done to us?' Someone said, 'Do you not understand. On each occasion do you not see that the summoner never stops? He does not discharge anyone. And that those who are taken away do not come back. By God, it is death!' The affair continued until the Messenger of Allah had finished with them all." If 900 men and boys were dragged out of their imprisonment in "batches" and led into the central market square of Medina to be beheaded in front of Muhammad, the "affair" would have lasted eight to ten hours. Imagine a "prophet" perverted enough to watch until he had "finished with them all." It's enough to make you vomit.
Surely, he could not have been this twisted. Tabari VIII:40 "The Messenger of God commanded that furrows should be dug in the ground for the Qurayza. Then he sat down. Ali and Zubayr began cutting off their heads in his presence." Muhammad was a prophet of a different color.
Tabari VIII:35/Ishaq:464 "Huyayy, the enemy of Allah, was brought out. He was wearing a rose-colored suit of clothes that he had torn all over with fingertip-sized holes so that it would not be taken as booty. His hands were bound to his neck with a rope. When he looked at Muhammad he said, 'I do not regret opposing you. Whoever forsakes God will be damned.' He sat down and was beheaded." The rabbi synthesized the Bible into a single sentence, "Whoever forsakes (separates) himself from Yahweh will be damned (separated) from him." In the Scriptures, forsaken, damned, and separated are synonymous. This fine man chose not to separate himself from Yahweh and worship his adversary Satan, so he lost his life but saved his soul. Huyayy is now living eternally with his Creator. Muhammad, the recipient of this message forsook Yahweh and damned himself - choosing instead to form an alliance with Lucifer. Today, Muhammad's soul is eternally damned in the place of separation, called hell - Satan's paradise.
Ishaq:464/Tabari VIII:36 "According to Aisha, one Jewish woman was killed. By Allah, she was by my side, talking with me and laughing while Allah's Messenger was killing her men in the marketplace." Psychologists call this a "gallows laugh." It's a common manifestation of extreme stress. So while the reaction of the Jewish woman was excused, the behavior of the Muslim men is not. They were forcing Qurayza women to watch as they severed the heads of their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons. The level of human depravity depicted here wouldn't replayed again for 1,300 years. Muhammad's apprentice, Adolf Hitler, forced Jews to remove their kin from cyanide showers, only to place them in the roaring fires of his crematorium. Doctrines demented enough to compel such behavior cannot be tolerated. While the Pope may wish to kiss the Qur'an, I'd prefer to spit on it. But then again, the Pope was wrong about Hitler, too.
Ishaq:464/Tabari VIII:36 "Suddenly an unseen voice called out her name. It said, 'Where is so and so?' She said, 'Here I am.' 'Good heavens,' I cried, 'what is wrong?' She said, 'I am going to be killed because of something I did.' She was taken away and beheaded. Aisha used to say, 'I shall never forget my wonder at her good spirits, even when she knew she would be killed.'" The witness of Jews continues to be remarkable.
Tabari VIII:37 "Thabit said, 'O Allah's Messenger, Zabir, who was Abu Ar-Rahman, did me a favor, sparing my life, and I owe him a debt of gratitude. I wish to repay him for it. Grant me his life.' The Prophet said, 'It is yours.'" The source of this Hadith wants to make sure Muslims didn't equate this act of "mercy" with the "prophet" being soft on Jews. That is why he said that this man's real name was "Slave-to-Muhammad's-First-God-Ar-Rahman." Ishaq:465 "So Thabit went to him and Zabir said, 'Why do this? I'll be an old man without family and children.' Thabit asked Muhammad for his family and he said, 'His wife and children are yours.' But Zabir said, 'Without my property, how will we survive?' So Thabit asked the Prophet for Zabir's wealth and it was given to him. Thabit went to Zabir and announced that he had been given all of his property. Zabir said, 'Thabit, you are two-faced. What has happened to Asad?' 'He has been beheaded.' 'How about Huyayy?' 'He has been killed.' 'And how fares Azzal?' 'He has been slain.' 'How about the rest of the Qurayza men?' Thabit said, 'They have all gone to their death.' Zabir said, 'Then for the sake of the favor I once did for you, there is no good in living anymore.' So Thabit brought him forward, and they struck off his head. When what he said was reported to Abu Bakr, he replied, 'He will soon meet his dear ones in the fires of Hell, and there they will dwell forever.'"
In the most tortured words ever uttered in the name of religion: Tabari VIII:38 "The Messenger of Allah commanded that all of the Jewish men and boys who had reached puberty should be beheaded. Then the Prophet divided the wealth, wives, and children of the Banu Qurayza Jews among the Muslims." Ishaq:465 "When their wrists were bound with cords, the Apostle was a sea of generosity to us." It's hard to imagine evil this dark.
Further confirming that he was a terrorist and pirate, not a messenger or prophet, Muhammad's first biographer said: Ishaq:465 "Then the Apostle divided the property, wives, and children of the Qurayza among the Muslims. Allah's Messenger took his fifth of the booty. He made known on that day the extra shares for horses and their riders - giving the horse two shares and the rider one. A Muslim without a horse got one share of the spoil. It was the first booty in which lots were cast." Why lots, you may be wondering? Casting lots is a gambling game, one expressly forbidden by Islam. The reason is two-fold. First, the religion of Islam was a joke to these fellows. They simply used it as a tool to justify their disgusting behavior. The first Muslims were less religious than Hitler's S.S. Second, the mercenaries needed a picking order in which to draft Jewish homes, property, businesses, women, and children. Muhammad didn't want them squabbling. Some sex slaves were prettier than others.
In the name of full disclosure, here is the report of Islam's first historian: Tabari VIII:38 "On that day Muhammad made known the shares of the horsemen and shares of the foot soldiers, and he deducted from these shares his fifth. A horseman received three shares: two shares for the horse and one for its rider. A foot soldier received one share. The cavalry at the battle with the Qurayza numbered thirty-six horses. It was the first booty in which shares were allotted to them. According to this example (Sunnah), the procedure of the Messenger of Allah in the divisions of booty became a precedent which was followed in subsequent raids." Every Islamic apologist could cry out for a thousand years and not undo the damage done by Muhammad and his militants. We put ourselves, our men, women, and children, into harm's way when we allow Islam to masquerade as a legitimate religion. Fundamental Islam is no different than fundamental Nazism. These crimes must not go unpunished.
As further evidence that militant Islam is fundamental Islam, and that the Islam of Muhammad was built upon the slave trade, we find: Tabari VIII:39 "Then the Messenger of Allah sent Sa'd bin Zayd with some of the Qurayza captives to Najd, and in exchange for them he purchased horses and arms." Nothing could be more clear. Hitler financed his war machine on booty he stole from the Jews. In slave labor camps he forced Jews to work without pay building planes, tanks, and bombs. Muhammad set the precedent, funding his war effort on the flesh and property of Jews. These men and their methods were identical. And one day, in the not too distant future, this misguided doctrine will be unleashed on a world comprising six billion souls. Replete with nuclear and biological weapons, a billion people will perish.
The reason Allah approved rape, involuntary sex with prisoners, in the 33rd surah was because Muhammad was about to indulge. Tabari VIII:38 "The Prophet selected for himself from among the Jewish women of the Qurayza, Rayhanah bt. Amr. She became his concubine. When he predeceased her, she was still in his possession. When the Messenger of Allah took her as a captive, she showed herself averse to Islam and insisted on Judaism." Imagine the horror of being the sex slave of the man who had murdered your father and your brothers. Imagine being forced to have sex with a man who had given your mother up to be raped and had sold your sisters into slavery to buy swords so that he could torment others. It's chilling - perversity on an unimaginable scale. Muhammad may well have been the most vile human to have ever lived.
The first to chronicle the prophet's revolting life explains: Ishaq:466 "The Apostle chose one of the Jewish women for himself. Her name was Rayhana. She remained with him until she died, in his power. The Apostle proposed to marry her and put the veil on her but she said, 'Leave me under your power, for that will be easier.' She showed a repugnance towards Islam when she was captured." Muhammad raped Rayhana after killing, enslaving, and plundering her family. If you want to understand the doctrine of submission, put yourself in her sandals and gaze deeply into the eyes of the man who is abusing you.
Ishaq:466 "Allah sent down concerning the Trench and Qurayza raid. The account is found in the Confederates or Allied Troops. In it He mentions their trial and His kindness to the Muslims. 'Remember We sent a wind against the armies and they could not see. Allah sent this wind with his angels. Allah said, 'When they came at you from above and below, and when eyes grew wild and hearts reached your throats, you harbored doubts about Allah.' Those in whose hearts is a disease said, 'What Allah and His Messenger has promised us is nothing but delusion.'"
Before I comment, let's read on: Ishaq:467 "Allah addressed the believers and said, 'In Allah's Apostle you have a fine example for anyone who hopes to be in the place where Allah is.'" Ishaq:468 "Then Allah said, 'Some of you have fulfilled your vow to Me by dying; you have finished your work and returned to Me like those who sought martyrdom in prior battles. And some of you are still waiting to capitalize on Allah's promise of martyrdom. You do not hesitate in your religion and never doubt.'" Ishaq:468 "Allah brought down the People of the Scripture Book. I forced the Qurayza from their homes and cast terror into their hearts. Some you slew, and some you took captive. You killed their men and enslaved their women and children. And I caused you to inherit their land, their dwellings, and their property. Allah can do all things.'"
While I recognize that we have reviewed Allah's endorsement of genocide in the 33rd surah, Ishaq's review of the Qur'an ties the Islamic god irrevocably to the event. And there is no question that Ishaq's interpretation of the surah - as the earliest and best researched - is the most credible in Islam. Moreover, when Allah told Muslims to follow Muhammad's example he was specifically encouraging terrorism, mass murder, piracy, the slave trade, and rape.
The Qur'an said that its dark spirit deployed killer angels. The first Muslims harbored doubts about Allah. They believed that Muhammad's message was delusional. Good Muslims vowed to die as martyrs killing infidels. They were mercenaries, as they expected a reward. Allah was presented as an anti-Semite and a terrorist. Islam's "god" approved genocide and the enslavement of women and children. He even confessed to being a pirate, claiming to have caused Muslims to inherit stolen land, possessions, and homes.
There is no other way to interpret these confessions or to explain them away. The dark spirit, demented prophet, and delusional doctrine that seduced men into perpetrating these heinous acts must be exposed, repudiated, and then banished from the earth. Or tomorrow, men following Muhammad's example will terrorize you, forcing you into submission. They will rape, rob, enslave, and kill your family. And while the Islamic terrorists will earn their just reward for following Muhammad's example - "going to the place where Allah is" - the pain they will inflict cannot be undone.
The first Muslims were proud of themselves. Ishaq:468 "Gabriel came to the Apostle when Sa'd was taken. He visited him in the middle of the night wearing an embroidered turban and said, 'O Muhammad, who is this dead man for whom the doors of heaven have been opened and at whom the throne shook?'" Since Gabriel is "credited" with revealing the Qur'an to Muhammad, it's odd that he would need to ask the "messenger" about something that happened in heaven. And Sa'd was a thug, a man who loved to kill. He was a racist and a thief. If these behaviors rock Allah's throne, the Islamic god is a rather nasty fellow.
Ishaq:468 "Sa'd was a fat man but those who carried his funeral bier said that they had never carried a lighter one. Muhammad said, 'He had angelic pallbearers because the angels rejoiced when Sa'd's spirit shook Allah's throne.'" Ishaq:469 "An Ansar recited this poem: 'The throne of Allah shook for only one man: Sa'd the brave and bold, a glorious leader, a knight ever ready. Stepping into the battle, he cut heads to pieces.'" Saint Sa'd, a genuine Muslim hero. Ishaq:469 "The Apostle said, ‘Every wailing woman lies except those who wept for Sa'd.'" Tabari VIII:40 "Aisha, the Mother of the Faithful, was asked, 'How did the Messenger of God behave?' She replied, 'His eye did not weep for anyone.'" Der prophet and der fuhrer were cut from the same cloth.
Ishaq:469 "On the day the Qurayza were slain, one Muslim was martyred. A stone was thrown on him and it inflicted a shattering wound. The Apostle said, 'He will have the reward of two martyrs.'" In Islam you get bonus points for killing, robbing, and enslaving Jews.
These poetic lines were recited during the Islamic Holocaust: Ishaq:470 "We attacked them fully armed, sharp swords in hand, cutting through heads and skulls." This could serve as Islam's byline: Ishaq:471 "We were steadfast trusting in Him. We have a Prophet by whom we will conquer all men." All means all, that's all "all" means. So this could serve as Islam's byline: "We have a Prophet by whom we will conquer all men."
Ishaq:472 "Muhammad's Companions are the best in war." Ishaq:473 "Muhammad and his Companions humiliated every doubter." Ishaq:475 "Allah commanded that horses should be kept for His enemy in the fight so they might vex them. We obeyed our Prophet's orders when he called us to war. When he called for violent efforts we made them. The Prophet's command is obeyed for he is truly believed. He will give us victory, glory, and a life of ease. Those who call Muhammad a liar disbelieve and go astray. They attacked our religion and would not submit." The last was a full service sonnet. It contained an incentive to amass weapons and incentive to use them, a command to annoy the enemy and a command to fight them. It encouraged and acknowledged violence. It even admitted that violence was perpetrated for money - to gain a life of ease.
Ishaq:479 "Slain in Allah's religion, Sa'd inherits Paradise with the martyrs. His was a noble testimony. When he pronounced his verdict on the Qurayza, he did not judge on his own volition. His judgment and Allah's were one. Sa'd is among those who sold his life for the Garden of Bliss." Considering the verdict called for genocide, larceny, and enslavement, Allah's complicity in these crimes is bothersome.
This, too, is hideous: Ishaq:481 "The Apostle slew them in their own town. With our troops he surrounded their homes. We shouted out cries in the heat of battle. The Jews were given the Scripture and wasted it. Being blind, they strayed from the Torah. You Jews disbelieved the Qur'an and yet you have tasted the confirmation of what it said. May Allah make our raid on them immortal. May fire burn in their quarter. They will no longer ruin our lands. You have no place here, so be off!"
I saved the worst for last...Ishaq:480 "The Qurayza met their misfortune . In humiliation they found no helper. A calamity worse than that which fell upon the Nadir befell them. On that day Allah's Apostle came to them like a brilliant moon. We left them with blood upon them like a pool. They lay prostrate with the vultures circling round."
Here is one more story. It is very similar to the previous one. And it is similar to the photo essay on Islam which prompted me to share them both with you.
Year seven of the Islamic Era got off to a horrendous start. The prophet, without provocation, led a terrorist raid to torment another Jewish community. Tabari VIII:116/Ishaq:510 "After his return from Hudaybiyah, Allah's Messenger marched against Khaybar. He halted with his army in a valley between the people of Khaybar and the Ghatafan tribe to prevent the latter from assisting the Jews." The motivation for the attack was obvious. Muhammad's militant and mercenary horde was up in arms over his capitulation at Hudaybiyah. Out of control, they would have turned against their warlord if he hadn't found a way to satiate their growing lust for blood, babes, and booty.
For those who think this conclusion is unfair and overly cynical, consider the facts. When the Muslims failed to capture the Meccan caravan at Badr, the prophet stole property and possessions of the Qaynuqa Jews. Following the Uhud defeat, he immediately plundered the Nadir Jews. The siege of the Trench was not only the third in a series of four battles without booty; it was also bloodless. So Islam's demented dictator provided slaughter, sex, and spoil by murdering, enslaving, and robbing the Qurayza. The Jews had become easy prey. So following the bootyless and bloodless "peace" of Hudaybiyah, Muhammad set out to terrorize the only Jewish community within reach that he hadn't previously sacked and plundered - Khaybar. It was their turn to feel the wrath of Islam.
Incidentally, neither Allah, Muhammad, Ishaq, Tabari, Bukhari, nor Muslim made an attempt to justify Islam's ruthless assault on the Khaybar Jews. They knew the truth and didn't try to disguise it. Islam was no longer a religion; it was a terrorist dogma. The first Muslims weren't disciples; they were mercenaries. Muhammad wasn't a prophet; he was a pirate. Allah wasn't a god; he was the Devil incarnate. And together, they were about to prove that they were a blight on humankind.
As transparent as ever, these words, directly from Muhammad's lips, demonstrate that he was working for the Prince and the Power of the Air, the Lord of Devils, the Prince of Darkness, the Great Deceiver, the Adversary - Satan. Ishaq:510 "When the Apostle looked down on Khaybar he told his Companions, 'O Allah, Lord of the heavens and what they overshadow, and Lord of the Devils and what into error they throw, and Lord of the winds and what they winnow, we ask Thee for the booty of this town and its people. We take refuge in Thee from its evil and the evil of its people. Forward in the name of Allah.' He used to say this of every town he raided."
Serving Lucifer was no easy task. Good and evil had to be redefined so that the good people of Khaybar, who were just going about their lives trying to make an honest living, had to be called "evil." And the bad terrorist thugs lurking in the hills above them, armed to the teeth and ready to pounce on the on the unsuspecting village, murdering, enslaving, robbing, and raping, had to be called "good."
Ishaq:511 "When the Apostle raided a people he waited until morning, and then he attacked. We came to Khaybar by night. When morning came and he did not hear the call to prayer, he rode and we rode with him. We met the workers of Khaybar coming out in the morning with their spades and baskets. When they saw the Prophet and our army they cried, 'Muhammad with his force.' They turned tail and fled. The Apostle yelled, 'Allahu Akbar! Khaybar is destroyed.' When we arrive at a people's square, it is a bad morning for them."
All of the deceptions, justifications, and apologies ever spoken would be insufficient to make this horrible day appear religious. And it does not stand alone. Khaybar was but one of seventy-five merciless raids instigated by the first Muslims. Armed raiders attacked civilians for no other reason than to seize their possessions. "Allahu Akbar!" was the terrorists' "Prayer of Fear."
Ibn Ishaq's compilation of Islamic scripture - the inspired Sira, or biography of the prophet - is the earliest and most accurate accounting of Muhammad's life and of the formation of Islam. It was compiled a century before Tabari, Muslim, and Bukhari. But for those who might want to dismiss the Hadith report on the basis that it sounds too condemning of the prophet, consider these confirming words from imam Bukhari. Of his collection, Islamic sages wrote: "Second only to the Qur'an, Bukhari's Hadith is the most important book in Islam." He claims: Bukhari:V5B59N510 "Allah's Apostle reached Khaybar at night. It was his habit that, whenever he reached an enemy at night, he would not attack them till it was morning. When morning came, the Jews came out with their spades and baskets. When they saw the Prophet, they said, 'Muhammad! O dear God! It's Muhammad and his army!' The Prophet shouted, 'Allahu-Akbar! Khaybar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a nation, evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.'"
The more you know, the worse it gets. This is why Islamic leaders must keep good people from reading these words. It is why they lie to themselves, to our citizens, the media, and politicians alike. Islam is self destructive, mutilating its own credibility.
The Hadith said Muhammad made a "habit" of this perverse behavior. The Jews were his enemy, although none had lifted a finger in violence towards him. The Jews were farmers, going to work with gardening tools, and yet Muhammad led a surprise "attack" against them with his "army." He professed "destruction," not salvation. But it's his last line that's especially haunting. With Islam, the nations of the world are approached by "evil."
Muhammad's ruthless terror campaign against the townships of Qurayza and Khaybar was worse than Osama bin Laden's assault on New York and Washington. The first Islamic terrorist was more destructive, savage, and sadistic than his later-day incarnations in the Taliban, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Black September, Jemaah Islamiyah, al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, al-Qaeda, and Islamic Jihad. And Muslims know it. In their media, in their mosques, and in their madrassa, they compel young boys and girls to follow Muhammad's example. When they bomb our buildings, blow holes in our ships, hijack or planes, and kidnap our people, they are doing what their prophet did. Islam cannot coexist with civilized people. It is a terrible disease. Through indoctrination Islam destroys Muslim minds, corroding them. By way of its grotesque immorality and criminal nature it attacks Muslim hearts, corrupting them. Worst of all, by way of deceit and deception Islam beguiles Muslim souls, damning them.
To add insult to injury, Bukhari noted: Bukhari:V5B59N512 "The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaybar when it was still dark. He said, 'Allahu-Akbar!' Khaybar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a hostile nation to fight, then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.' Then the inhabitants of Khaybar came out running on their roads. The Prophet had their men killed; their children and woman were taken as captives." Calling the Jews a hostile nation is a farce. Muhammad and his Muslim militants, according to their own accounting, had either murdered, terrorized, enslaved, or raped tens-of-thousands of Jews yet the Jews had killed but one Muslim. Even that was self defense, allegedly occurring during the Islamic siege of the Qurayza.
The warning these Jews were given before evil befell them was no different than Muslims provide today. The 9/11 terrorists shouted "Allahu Akbar" before they slaughtered thousands. By proclaiming the Prayer of Fear, Islamic terrorists tell us who they are, what they believe, who they serve, and why they kill.
There is nothing Islam could do to make their terrorist nature more obvious. Bukhari:V5B59N516 "When Allah's Apostle fought the battle of Khaybar, or when he raided any other people, we raised their voices crying, 'Allahu-Akbar! Allahu-Akbar! None has the right to be worshipped except Allah.' On that Allah's Apostle said, 'Lower your voices, for you are not calling a deaf or an absent one, but a Hearer Who is with you.' On that he said to me, 'O Abdallah, shall I tell you a sentence which is one of the treasures of Paradise?' I said, 'Yes, O Allah's Apostle! Let my father and mother be sacrificed for your sake. ' He said, 'It is: There is neither might nor power but with Allah.'" Then why, pray tell, did he require militants to kill and pillage for him?
Tabari VIII:116/Ishaq:511 "So Muhammad began seizing their herds and their property bit by bit. He conquered Khaybar home by home. The first stronghold defeated was Naim. Next was Qamus, the community of Abi Huqayq. The Messenger took some of its people captive, including Safiyah bt. Huyayy, the wife of Kinanah and her two cousins. The Prophet chose Safiyah for himself." Perverted is too kind a word for this man. He became the first serial rapist to call himself a prophet. And make no mistake; having sex with a captive is rape.
Tabari VIII:117 "Dihyah had asked the Messenger for Safiyah when the Prophet chose her for himself. Muhammad gave Dihyah her two cousins instead." It was a two for one deal. The prophet could be so considerate. Ishaq:511 "When Dihyah protested, wanting to keep Safiyah for himself, the Apostle traded for Safiyah by giving Dihyah her two cousins. The women of Khaybar were distributed among the Muslims." Muhammad had men killed so that he could have sex with their wives and daughters. He traded human beings. And the "prophet" rewarded his Muslim militants by distributing the remaining women among them. Good Grief!
Faced with a problem, Muhammad used some magic to turn rape into an approved Islamic act. The slight of hand was called "the Mut'a." It was a three-day "marriage" giving him and his militants a license to do with their prisoners whatever they pleased. But on this day, only the prophet's indiscretion was "approved." Bukhari:V5B59N527 "On the day of Khaybar, Allah's Apostle forbade the Mut'a or temporary marriage."
Bukhari:V5B59N512 "The Prophet had their men killed, their children and woman taken as captives. Safiyah was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dihyah but later on she came to belong to the Prophet. Muhammad made her manumission as her 'Mahr .'" Translated into common English, Muhammad performed some Islamic hocus pocus to make nonconsensual sex seem moral. And that's all Islam was really. It was just an act - an Oscar winning performance by one of the great con artists of all time. The Bukhari Tradition winds down with these words: "The captives of Khaybar were divided among the Muslims. Then the Messenger began taking the homes and property that were closest to him."
The prophet was busy establishing Islamic Sunnah, or custom, on this day. Ishaq:512 "The Apostle prohibited four things the morning of the Khaybar raid: carnal intercourse with pregnant women who were captured, mingling his seed with another man's ; nor it is lawful for him to take her until she is in a state of cleanness ; nor can a Muslim eat the flesh of donkeys; nor eat any carnivorous animal; nor sell any booty before it has been duly allotted." That's because the prophet took his cut off the top and didn't want it diminished. The Tradition continues to lay down the law: "Nor is it lawful for a Muslim to ride an animal belonging to the booty with the intention of returning it to the pool when he has worn it out; nor is it lawful for him to wear a garment belonging to the booty of the Muslims with the intention of returning it to the pool when he has reduced it to rags." If you desire to be a pirate, I suppose that these might be words to live by.
Ishaq:512 "On the day of Khaybar, the Apostle forbade us to by or sell gold ore for gold coin or silver ore for silver coin." He who controls the bank, the means of commerce and trade, controls men by way of their wallets.
Before we leave this rather dismal attempt to establish Islamic law, I want to solve the perplexing donkey conundrum. It's no small matter to Muslims. There are no fewer than a dozen Bukhari Hadiths from this day alone were focused on the lowly ass. Let's see if we can figure out why.
Bukhari:V5B59N526 "On the day of Khaybar Allah's Apostle forbade the eating of garlic and the meat of donkeys." That wasn't much help; all it did was demonstrate that Muhammad was a fool. Garlic is nature's best antibiotic and thus should be consumed. But Muhammad wasn't much of a medicine man. This trio of prescriptions should tell the tale: Bukhari:V7B71N590 "The climate of Medina did not suit some people so the Prophet ordered them to drink camel urine as a medicine." And when that made them even sicker, Bukhari:V7B71N592 "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death.'" And lest we forget: Bukhari:V7B71N673 "Allah's Apostle said, 'If a fly falls in your drink, dip all of it into the cup and then throw it away, for in one of its wings there is a disease and in the other there is healing, an antidote or treatment for that disease.'"
But foolish did not make him frivolous. The next Tradition provides a clue as to why he was upset. Bukhari:V5B59N511 "Someone came to Allah's Apostle and said, 'Donkeys have been eaten by Muslims.' The Prophet kept quiet. The man again and said, 'Their donkeys have been eaten.' The Prophet kept quiet. After the third time the Prophet ordered his caller to announce, 'Allah and His Apostle forbid you to eat the meat of donkeys.' Then the cooking pots were overturned while the meat was still boiling in them."
I discovered the clue when I read this: Bukhari:V5B59N531 "We were afflicted with severe hunger the day we raided Khaybar. While the cooking pots were boiling and the food was ready to eat, the announcer of the Prophet said, 'Do not eat anything, especially the donkey-meat. Turn your cooking pots upside down and throw it away.' We realized that the Prophet had prohibited such food because the Khumus had not been taken out of it." The "Khumus" or "Kumis" is the prophet's share of all booty seized by Muslim militants. The donkeys belonged to the Jews. They were beasts of burden used to till fields and carry crops to market. Thus they were a spoil to be divided, with Muhammad getting the largest share. And he would rather see his people starve than renounce his claim to stolen property.
The first Islamic historian and biographer each report a Hadith along the same lines: Tabari VIII:117/Ishaq:512 "The Banu Sahm of Aslam came to the Messenger and complained, 'Muhammad, we have been hurt by drought and possess nothing.' Although they had fought for the Prophet they found he had nothing to give them. The Apostle said, 'O Allah, You know their condition - I have no strength and nothing to give them . So conquer for them the wealthiest of the Khaybar homes, the ones with the most food and fat meat.'" In other words, "Steal your own booty. You'll starve before I share any of my confiscated wealth with you."
Then, proving that Allah was a wannabe terrorist too: Tabari VIII:117 "The next morning Allah opened the township of Sa'b bin Mu'adh for them to conquer. There was no stronghold in Khaybar more abounding in food. After the Prophet had defeated some of their settlements and taken their property, they reached the communities of Watib and Sulalim, which were the last of the Khaybar neighborhoods to be conquered. Muhammad besieged the inhabitants between thirteen and nineteen nights." Calling Islam "peaceful" ranks as one of the most egregious lies of all time. This wasn't even war. The Muslims weren't out defending themselves or their religion. This was a terrorist raid with a racist bent.
While Islam has always been violent, Muslims have seldom been good at it. Ishaq:514/Tabari VIII:119 "Encamped at their fortress, Muhammad presented his war banner to Abu Bakr and sent him against the Jews. He fought but he retreated, suffering losses. The following morning the same thing happened to Umar. When they returned to Muhammad, Umar's companions accused him of cowardice, and he accused them of the same. The Messenger said, 'Tomorrow I shall give the banner to a man who loves Allah and His Messenger. Allah will conquer it by his means.' The next day Bakr and Umar vied for the war banner, but the Prophet called Ali, who was suffering from inflamed eyes, and, having spat on his eyes, gave him the banner. Ali advanced upon the people of Khaybar. In the fight he lost his shield so he laid hold of the fort door and used it as a shield. He kept it in his hand as he fought until Allah gave Muslims the victory. When the siege was over eight of us tried to lift he door but we couldn't even turn it over." Either the skinny-legged fat boy of Mecca got a personal trainer or he found a hell of a propagandist.
A Bukhari Hadith starts off the same way but ends oddly. Bukhari:V5B59N521 "On the day of Khaybar, Allah's Apostle said, 'Tomorrow I will give this flag to a man through whose hands Allah will give us victory....' Ali said, 'O Allah's Apostle! I will fight them till they become like us.' Allah's Apostle said, 'Proceed, and when you enter their town, call them to embrace Islam and inform them of Allah's Rights which they should observe, for if a single man is led on the right path (of Islam) by Allah through you, then that will be better for you than nice red camels.'" I don't know what is more perverse: suggesting that the victims of a terrorist raid should be called to Islam before they are slaughtered, robbed, enslaved, and raped, or suggesting that a man's soul is better than "nice red camels?"
Moving on, the Sunnis wanted us to know that Abu Bakr and Umar were no less brutal. Tabari VIII:119 "The Messenger often had migraines and would remain a day or two without coming out. When Muhammad encamped at Khaybar, he came down with a migraine and did not come out. Bakr took the Prophet's war banner and fought vigorously. Next Umar took it, fought with even more ferociously than the first fighting."
Then, in some of the most despicable words ever scribed in the name of religion: Tabari VIII:121/Ishaq:515 "Ali struck the Jew with a swift blow that split his helmet, neck protector, and head, landing in his rear teeth. And the Muslims entered the city. Muhammad conquered Qamus, the neighborhood of Abi Huqayq. Safiyah bt. Huyayy was brought to him, and another woman with her. Bilal led them past some of the Jews we had slain including the woman's dead husband. When she saw them, the woman with Safiyah cried out, slapped her face, and poured dust on her head. When Allah's Prophet saw her, he said, 'Take this she-devil away from me!'" Grieving for those who had been butchered as a result of Islam was beyond Muhammad. This woman cried as she was dragged past the mutilated corpses of her family and friends. Yet the man who had led the terrorist raid so that he could steal their possessions called the victim a "devil."
I dare say that when you began this journey you did not expect Islam to be this bad. This is a special kind of evil. Muhammad terrorized, plundered, and murdered while professing to be God's Messenger. That, in my opinion, made him the most wretched man to have ever lived.
Yes, I know that the Crusades and Inquisition were brutal, and that Protestantism was born out of a lust for power, sex, and money, but it's not the same - not even remotely. The clerics and kings that conspired together to control their subjects, hid the Bible and perverted its message. They were misguided hypocrites who used religion to satiate their own cravings. Muhammad, by contrast, claimed to speak for God. He didn't corrupt Islam - he made Islam as perverted as the spirit that possessed him.
Therefore, Muhammad's legacy haunts us today. It pains me beyond words to look into the eyes of a Muslim woman or child trapped in Islam. There is almost no way to reach them. And if this tortures my soul, what must it do to our Creator? Islam, the curse of Muhammad, has damned over two billion men and women. It has left nothing but death and destruction, poverty and despair, persecution and indoctrination, terror and deceit in its wake. Muhammad was the Prophet of Doom.
This beast of a man was now totally out of control. Tabari VIII:122/Ishaq:515 "Muhammad commanded that Safiyah should be kept behind him and he threw his cloak over her. Thus the Muslims knew that he had chosen her for himself."
Moving on with the saga of the only "religion" to be born in a milieu of grotesque immorality, piracy, and terror we are about to add torture to its list of hate crimes. Tabari VIII:122/Ishaq:515 "Abi Huqayq held the treasure of the Nadir . He was brought to Allah's Messenger, and he questioned him. But Huqayq denied knowing where it was. So the Prophet questioned other Jews. One said, 'I have seen Kinanah walk around a ruin.' Muhammad had Kinanah brought to him and said, 'Do you know that if we find it, I shall kill you?' 'Yes,' Kinanah answered." This was Muhammad's second assault on the Nadir. He had stolen their homes, businesses, and land the year after he banished the Qaynuqa, a year before he slaughtered the Qurayza. All the Nadir had left was what they had been able to carry on their backs.
And remember, this accounting of events is from the Islamic Hadith. There is no other source of information from which a different impression may be drawn. Not a word concerning this man's life or deeds was chronicled within 250 years of his death apart from these books. Therefore, the Muhammad of Islam, the first Muslims, and the formation of the religion are just as you are seeing them here. Alternate theories have nothing to stand on.
With each act of violence, Islam's lone prophet became more gluttonous, callous, heinous, and ultimately, insane. Tabari VIII:122/Ishaq:515 "The Prophet commanded that the ruin should be dug up. Some treasure was extracted from it. Then Muhammad asked Kinanah for the rest. He refused to surrender it; so Allah's Messenger gave orders concerning him to Zubayr, saying, 'Torture him until you root out and extract what he has. So Zubayr kindled a fire on Kinanah's chest, twirling it with his firestick until Kinanah was near death.' Then the Messenger gave him to Maslamah, who beheaded him."
Torturing a man whose home and property he had stolen twice, and whose wife he was about to rape, demoted Muhammad from a bloodthirsty terrorist and pirate to a demonic sadist. Anyone who promotes Muhammad's verbal diarrhea as scripture, Muhammad's life as exemplary, or Muhammad's war manifesto as a peaceful religion, is no better than the degenerate who began it all simply to satiate his cravings.
It's time we shed our ignorance, and admit the truth about Islam. Three score and three years ago, Pearl Harbor was a wakeup call. America correctly identified the enemy and declared war on Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. Had the nation, in the aftermath of the September 11th bombings of New York and Washington, protected its citizens by declaring war on fundamental Islam for having perpetrated that attack, the world would have been safer today. By defending ourselves intelligently against those who attacked us, the legal context for rebuking the hateful and violent religotic of Islam would have been established, as well as the ability to legally silence the deadly doctrine's most vocal advocates.
Under those circumstances, anyone guilty of seducing lost souls, be it in the media, madras or mosque, into the clutches of this poligious dogma could have been identified and punished. Ignoring Islam and going after al-Qaeda is akin to targeting Hitler's S.S. instead of Nazism, or targeting Kamikazes instead of the belief system that turned them into suicidal killing machines. If we continue to fight the symptoms of this disease, like the fascist Baath party in Iraq and organizations like al-Qaeda, the real villain - Islam - will manufacture more terrorists than the world can endure. And while I do not advocate murder, the most compassionate thing we could do is to silence, sideline, and defang Islamic clerics and warlords in the context of a justifiable defensive campaign to prevent them from sending thousands, if not millions, to their doom.
Tabari VIII:123/Ishaq:515 "Allah's Apostle besieged the final community of Khaybar until they could hold out no longer. Finally, when they were certain that they would perish, they asked Muhammad to banish them and spare their lives, which he did. The Prophet took possession of all their property." Before you look at this as an act of mercy, allowing people to live that he had nearly starved to death, you should know it was really economics. By getting the Jews to surrender, Muhammad claimed the entire spoil for himself.
Ishaq:515 "When the people of Fadak heard of what had happened, they sent word to the Messenger, asking him to banish them and spare their lives, saying they too would leave him their property. When the people of Khaybar surrendered on these conditions, the survivors asked Muhammad to employ them on their farms for a half share of whatever they produced. They said, 'We know more about farming .' So Muhammad made peace with them for a half share, provided that: 'If we want to expel you, we may.' He made a similar arrangement with Fadak. So Khaybar became the prey of the Muslims, while Fadak belonged exclusively to the Messenger of Allah, becoming his personal property, because the Muslims had not attacked its people with cavalry." "Prey" is an apt description of what the Jews were to the first Muslims.
And it was to be a never-ending assault. Bukhari:V4B53N380 "Umar expelled all the Jews and Christians from Arabia. Allah's Apostle after conquering Khaybar thought of expelling the Jews from the land which, after he conquered it, belonged to Allah, Allah's Apostle and the Muslims. But the Jews requested Allah's Apostle to leave them there on the condition that they would do the labor and get half of the fruits (the land would yield). Allah's Apostle said, 'We shall keep you on these terms as long as we wish.' Thus they stayed till the time of Umar's Caliphate when he expelled them."
I recognize that this is hard to believe. It's so inconsistent with our popular view of prophets and religions. Yet the bloodied and broken bodies of the Khaybar Jews, like the Qurayza before them, reveal what Islam does to men. Pure, fundamental, original, and uncorrupted Islam turned men into terrorists. They became as immoral as the beast who seduced them.
As additional proof, I offer one of the most startling Hadiths in Islam: Bukhari:V4B52N143 "The Prophet told an Ansar, 'Choose one of your slave boys to serve me in my expedition to Khaybar.' So, he chose me, even though I was just nearing puberty. I served Muhammad when he stopped to rest. I heard him saying repeatedly, 'Allah! I seek refuge with you from distress and sorrow, from helplessness and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being heavily in debt and from being overcome by men.'" This was how Muhammad saw himself, and in fact, it was what he had become.
Muhammad was stressed-out, helpless, and lazy. He was a miser. Never having actually earned a dime in his life, Muhammad had no way to value capital or labor. He was always in debt, no matter how much he stole. The economic plight of the Islamic world is a direct result of Muhammad's unwillingness to engage in honest work. It is why the Islamic nations remain the world's least productive. In fact, Muslims as a whole are destructive economically, stifling far more commerce than they inspire.
And that's because their leader was a pirate. Islam was financed by stolen booty and the slave trade. As parasites, they survived by sucking every productive host within a camel's ride dry. The Bedouins of Arabia were poor, and while the Jews were a tasty treat, Islam would soon sink its fangs into a more plentiful prey. Within a year, Muhammad would attack the Byzantines. Within three, his Companions would subdue Arabia in the War of Compulsion, taxing everyone. Within a decade the first Muslims would conquer Yemen, Persia, Egypt, Syria, and Judea. Within a century, the sword of Islam would be wielded above the necks of millions. And it was all for money. They plundered and raped to be sure, but their principle tools were the zakat and jizyah taxes, which they imposed on all people rich and poor.
But most of all, Muhammad was coward, as are all Islamic imams today. They are ever ready to send others to their death, but never willing to fight themselves. They corrupt boys with promises of virginal rewards while they remain in the comfort and safety of mosque and madrasa. Like most loud-mouthed bullies, Muhammad, and those who followed him, found pleasure in tormenting the defenseless.
And with each passing day it became evident that Muhammad had lost control of himself and that he was "overcome by men." The Medina surahs have been fixated on attacking deserters. Orders to submit and obey dominate his final revelations. As men sought freedom and peace, Muhammad reacted by becoming more dictatorial and warlike. As a result, Islamic nations are the least-free places on earth. In the land of submission there are no true democracies, no freedom of religion, of the press, of speech, or travel. One billion Muslims struggle to survive in countries brutalized by tyrants and dictators. And it's not hard to see why. The first Muslims emulated their warlord, becoming increasingly belligerent, callous, and brutal.
So, that leads us to a very unattractive place. As a direct result of Muhammad's personal failings the Islamic world is devoid of everything civilized people hold dear. Muslims wallow in poverty. Life isn't worth living. They have no freedom of speech or religion. With the educational process focused on Qur'anic studies, Muslims are among the most poorly educated and most indoctrinated people on earth. Following the example of a perverted sexist, Muslim men abuse women. And they are violent. Twenty percent of the world's population is responsible for ninety percent of the planet's upheaval - terror and war. If only twenty percent of Muslims are "good" ones, then Islam makes them 2000% more violent than the rest of us. Frankly, I don't see any benefit to any of this. Islam is a liability the world could easily do without.
In the "Prologue" I shared a pair of quotes from Islamic scholars. This might be a good time to review them in context of what we have learned. What may have once seemed extreme will now appear understated. Here is what Dr. D.S. Margoliouth had to say: "The character attributed to Muhammad in the biography of Ibn Ishaq is exceedingly unfavorable. In order to gain his ends Muhammad recoils from no expedient, and he approves of similar unscrupulousness on the part of his adherents, when exercised in his interest... He organizes assassinations and wholesale massacres. His career as the tyrant of Medina is that of a robber chief whose political economy consists of securing and dividing plunder.... He is himself an unbridled libertine and encourages the same passion in his followers. For whatever he does he is prepared to plead the express authorization of his deity. It is, however, impossible to find any Islamic religious doctrine which he is not prepared to abandon in order to secure a political end. At different points in his career he abandons the unity of God and his claim to the title of Prophet. This is a disagreeable picture for the founder of a religion, and it cannot be pleaded that it is a picture drawn by an enemy."
Renan wrote: "Muslims were the first victims of Islam. Many times I have observed that fanaticism comes from a small number of dangerous men who maintain others in the practice of this religion by terror. To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him."
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Considering the nature of their prophet, it should be no surprise that the Islamic world is such a mess. Bukhari:V4B52N143/V5B59N523 "When we reached Khaybar, Muhammad said that Allah had enabled him to conquer them. It was then that the beauty of Safiyah was described to him. Her husband had been killed , so Allah's Apostle selected her for himself. He took her along with him till we reached a place called Sad where her menses were over and he took her for his wife, consummating his marriage to her, and forcing her to wear the veil.'"
Bukhari:V5B59N524 "The Muslims said among themselves, 'Will Safiyah be one of the Prophet's wives or just a lady captive and one of his possessions?'" Muhammad was guilty of every sex crime known to man: pedophilia, incest, rape, polygamy, adultery, womanizing, fornication, sexism, and abetting prostitution. Worst of all, he rewarded his mercenaries by dividing captured young girls among them. It's little wonder his Qur'anic paradise was so perverted.
The Sira reports: Ishaq:517 "When the Apostle married Safiyah on his way out of town, she was beautified and combed, putting her in a fitting state for the Messenger. The Apostle passed the night with her in his tent. Abu Ayyub, girt with his sword, guarded the Apostle, going round the tent until he saw him emerge in the morning. Abu said, 'I was afraid for you with this woman for you have killed her father, her husband, and her people.'" As an interesting aside, Safiyah, like Jewish Juwayriyah (the sex slave before her), bore the identity of her God in her name.
Imagine for a moment, being Safiyah. You awaken one morning to find a gang of godless pirates prowling the outskirts of your town. After rattling their sabers, you witness thousands of them performing a prostration "prayer." You recognize them, for they are the same men who threw you out of your home in Yathrib. Their bone-chilling shouts of "Allahu Akbar" pierce your soul. Before you can run, the mercenaries swarm at you from every direction. They continue to howl as one thrusts a sword into your father's flesh; they torture your husband, building a fire on his chest, ultimately decapitating him. They murder your father. Then they shackle your cousins, hauling them away to become sex slaves. They ransack your home and strip the clothes off your family as they lay dying, all in a frenzied quest for booty.
Hiding behind a door, you're terrified. Then it happens. One of the Muslims spots you; a crazed demonic lust explodes on his face. He knocks you down, pressing his knee against your back while he ties your hands to your neck. You can hardly breathe. It's the worst moment of your life. The filthy, lice-ridden militant fondles you, dragging you past the bloodied bodies of your neighbors; you want to cry, to scream, but nothing comes out.
Then you see Muhammad, the man you've grown to hate, the repulsive sixty-year-old animal responsible for this horror. He claims you as his "prize," tossing his cloak over your head. His words, his very presence, make your skin crawl. But as his slave you are helpless. He strips you of whatever little dignity you have left. Then he conquers your body just as he ravaged your people.
Now, consider the insanity of a man who claimed to be "the Messenger of God" raping a woman whose town he had terrorized, savaged, plundered, and enslaved. How could a man claim to be a "prophet" and yet be so demonic and sadistic, he would force a woman to have sex with him whose husband he had tortured and then beheaded, whose father he had assassinated, and whose cousins he had "given in trade" to one of his militants so that he might possess her?
The problem with Muhammad isn't that he was the most vile bastard who ever lived; it's his legacy. He perpetrated these heinous crimes while claiming to be "the best example," "the ideal role model," an Apostle speaking on behalf of God. This demented criminal established a new religion that has damned the souls of over two billion people; he inspired terrorism, and has led the world to the brink of global war.
I do not know if any part of the following is accurate. However, if there is an element of truth, it was too little, too late. Every Jewish settlement within Muhammad's reach had already been terrorized and plundered. Bukhari:V5B59N551 "When Khaybar was conquered, a sheep containing poison, was given as a present to Allah's Apostle" Tabari VIII:123/Ishaq:516 "When the Messenger rested from his labor , Zaynab, the wife of Sallam, served him a roast sheep. She had asked what part Muhammad liked best and was told that it was the shoulder and foreleg. So she loaded it with poison, also poisoning the rest. Then she placed it before him. He took the foreleg and chewed it, but he did not swallow. With him was Bishr, who, like the Prophet, took some, but he swallowed it. The Prophet spat out the lamb saying, ‘This bone informs me that it has been poisoned.'"
Talking bones and a gluttonous man spitting out his favorite celebratory meal are a little farfetched. But there was a reason for including the story. The cook was a Jew. The tale was concocted to infer that Khaybar deserved to be sacked. No one had bothered to provide any justification for the initial attack.
"Muhammad summoned the woman, and she confessed. He asked, ‘What led you to do this?'" This goon claimed he was a prophet, and yet he couldn't figure this one out. Good grief. It's like Hitler asking a Polish Jew why he wanted him dead. "She said, ‘You know full well what you have done to my people.'" It was as if Muhammad was surprised when folks were upset with his terrorist tactics. Caught up in his make-believe world, he had lost all sense of reality.
This next Hadith is mindless propaganda. Tabari VIII:124/Ishaq:516 "The Messenger, during the illness from which he died, said to the mother of Bishr who had come in to visit him, ‘Umm, at this very moment I feel my aorta being severed because of the food I ate with your son at Khaybar.'" Sure, that makes perfect sense. The poison he spit out years before killed him. "The Muslims believed that in addition to the honor of prophethood, the Messenger died a martyr.'" Well, at least we know the reason for this sorry tale. Muslims who don't die martyrs have no chance of paradise. The cowardly terrorist needed to miscast his personal history to die a worthy death.
Tabari VIII:124/Ishaq:516/Bukhari:V5B59N541 "Having finished with Khaybar, the Apostle went to Wadi Qura and besieged its people for a while. Then we headed back to Medina, halting at Qura toward sunset. With Muhammad was a slave lad of his whom Rifa'ah had given him. Suddenly, as we were setting down the saddle of the Prophet, a stray arrow came and hit the slave boy, killing him. We congratulated him, saying, ‘May he enjoy Paradise!' But Allah's Apostle said, ‘Certainly not! The sheet of cloth on his back is now being burnt on him in the Hell Fire!' He pilfered it from the booty of the Muslims following the Khaybar raid before it was duly distributed." You apparently aren't allowed to steal anything that's already been stolen.
And there's a significant conflict between Muhammad's personal example and the rallying cry of the Nation of Islam as they lure African Americans into their ranks. Muhammad not only enslaved people and built Islam on money "earned" selling people into bondage, he himself owned slaves. Boys were personal servants and girls were for personal services.
A poem recited this day proclaims: Ishaq:517 "Khaybar was stormed by the Apostle's squadron, fully armed, powerful, and strong. It brought certain humiliation with Muslim men in its midst. We attacked and they met their doom. Muhammad conquered the Jews in fighting that day as they opened their eyes to our dust." It's hardly sermon material.
But sadly, imams have been preaching the following message for far too long: Ishaq:518 "Masud was one of those who found martyrdom at Khaybar. Muhammad said, ‘He has with him now his two dark-eyed virgins. When a martyr is slain, his two virgins pet him, wiping the dust from his face. They say, "May Allah throw dust on the face of the man who did this to you, and slay him who slew you!"'" It's the antithesis of Christ's: "Love your enemies."
In the next installment of Islamic scripture, a Muslim deceives the Quraysh to collect his belongings. What's interesting is that Muhammad gave him permission to lie and disavow Islam for money. Ishaq:519 "Hajjaj said to the Apostle, ‘I have money scattered among the Meccan merchants, so give me permission to go and get it.' Having got Muhammad's permission, he said, ‘I must tell lies.' The Apostle said, ‘Tell them.'" Muhammad didn't heed Yahweh's command not to bear false witness. This prophet spit on the Ten Commandments. As a result, the Islamic world cannot build a productive economy or develop a stable democracy. The currency for both is trust. The spirit of deceit still haunts Muslims.
The division of the "Spoils of Khaybar" was so important to the formation of Islam that both Ishaq and Tabari dedicate entire sections to it. One line in particular reveals Muhammad's motivation for attacking the Jews. Tabari VIII:128 "Khaybar was divided among the people who had been at Hudaybiyah." Each time Muhammad's mercenaries got down on him, he plundered Jews. This was no exception. The prophet redeemed himself for having been disgraced at Hudaybiyah; he quieted his critics by sharing the booty from an easy kill. Ishaq:521 "Khaybar was apportioned among the men of Hudaybiyah without regard to whether they were present at Khaybar or not. The spoil was divided into 1,800 shares."
This Ishaq Hadith reveals where the booty went. Ishaq:521 "When the spoil of Khaybar was apportioned, the settlements of Shaqq and Nata were given to the Muslims while Katiba was divided into five sections: Allah's fifth ; the Prophet's fifth; the share to the kindred ; maintenance of the Prophet's wives ; and payment to the men who acted as intermediaries in the peace negotiation with Fadak ." Instead of a religious awakening, it was a repulsive accounting.
Ishaq:522 "Then the Apostle distributed the booty between his relatives, his wives, and to other men and women. He gave his daughter Fatima 200 shares, Ali 100, Usama 250, Aisha 200, Bakr 100, Aqil ibn Abu Talib 140.... In the name of Allah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim - this is a memorandum of what Muhammad the Apostle of Allah gave his wives from the dates and wheat of Khaybar: 180 loads." The Hadith lists additional special favors and bequeaths but I'll spare you the gory details.
The first Islamic historian said, Tabari VIII:130 "The Prophet conquered Khaybar by force after fighting. Khaybar was something that Allah gave as booty to His Messenger. He took one-fifth of it and divided the remainder among the Muslims. The inhabitants who surrendered did so on condition that they should be expelled." Tabari VIII:129 "After the Messenger had finished with the Khaybar Jews, Allah cast terror into the hearts of the Jews in Fadak when they received news of what Allah had brought upon Khaybar. So they sent to Muhammad to make peace with him for a half share of Fadak's produce. Fadak became the exclusive property of Allah's Messenger." Peace Islamic style means surrender. And surrender means giving Muhammad everything.
Continuing to impugn its claim of tolerance, the Islamic scripture reveals: Tabari VIII:130 "The Messenger said during his final illness, ‘Two religions cannot coexist in the Arabian Peninsula.' Umar investigated the matter, then sent to the Jews, saying: ‘Allah has given permission for you to be expelled; for I have received word that the Prophet said that two religions cannot coexist in Arabia." Ishaq:524 "We cannot accept the oaths of Jews. Their infidelity is so great they swear falsely."
Bukhari also chronicled the dispensation of stolen property. Here is a sampling: Bukhari:V5B59N525 "While we were besieging Khaybar a person threw a leather container containing some fat and I ran to take it. Suddenly I looked behind, and behold! The Prophet was there. So I felt shy (to take it then)." Bukhari:V5B59N537 "On the day of Khaybar, Allah's Apostle divided the war booty with the ratio of two shares for the horse and one-share for the foot soldier." Bukhari:V5B59N541 "When we conquered Khaybar, we gained neither gold nor silver as booty, but we gained cows, camels, goods and gardens." Bukhari:V5B59N544 "Abu Huraira came to the Prophet and asked him for a share from the Khaybar booty. ‘O Allah's Apostle! Do not give it to him. He is a strange guinea pig from Qadum Ad-Dan!' On that the Prophet said, ‘O sit down!' and did not give him a share." Bukhari:V5B59N547 "When Khaybar was conquered, we said, ‘Now we will eat our fill of dates!'" There are many more, but you get the picture. Islam was a "religion" only in the sense that it became one man's license to steal from many.
Swimming in the blood and plunder of Khaybar didn't satisfy the sharks. Instead, Muhammad's militants went off on a feeding frenzy. Tabari VIII:131 "Allah's Apostle sent Umar with thirty men against the rear of Hawazin. They traveled by night and hid by day. However, word reached Hawazin and they fled." Tabari VIII:132 "According to Waqidi, a thirty-man raiding party led by Bahir went to the Banu Murrah. His companions were killed and he was carried away wounded with the dead. They returned to Medina." So... "The Messenger sent Abdallah al-Kalbi to the land of the Murrah. During the raid, Usamah and one of the Ansar killed Mirdas. When they overcame him, Usamah said, ‘I testify that there is no god but Allah,' but we killed him anyway."
Tabari VIII:133 "The raiding party led by Ghalib went to Abd Tha'labah. One of Muhammad's slaves, said, ‘Prophet, I know where the Abd can be taken by surprise.' So Muhammad sent him with Ghalib and 130 men. They raided Abd, and drove off camels and sheep, bringing them back to Medina." Stealing sheep does not make one a shepherd.
Then: Tabari VIII:133 "A raiding party led by Bahir went to Yumn. What prompted this raiding party was that Hussayl had been the guide of Muhammad at Khaybar, and he came before the Prophet. He claimed that the Ghatafan had been summoned to march against him. The Muslims went out and captured camels and sheep. A slave belonging to Uyaynah met them, and they killed him. Then they encountered Uyaynah's army which retreated."
So Muhammad returned to Mecca. Tabari VIII:135/Ishaq:530 "When the Apostle returned from Khaybar he sent out raiding parties and expeditions before he made the hajj. When the Meccans heard of it they got out of the Muslims' way. Gathering at the door of the assembly house to look at them, they said, ‘Muhammad and his Companions are in poverty and misery; they are covetous and miserly.'" From the very beginning the Meccans understood Muhammad and Islam.
The warlord made a beeline for Allah's House. Ishaq:530 "The Prophet stroked and kissed the Black Stone. Then he went out trotting around the Ka'aba as did his Companions. When the Temple concealed Muhammad from the Meccans and he had "istalama" (which means to embrace, stroke, and kiss) the southern corner of the Ka'aba, he walked to "istalama" the Black Stone a second time. Then he "harwala" (which means to trot or prance swinging the shoulders side to side in a gloating manner) similarly for three circumambulations. He walked the remainder of them. The Apostle only did this to show off in front of the Quraysh." It was so pagan and childish of him.
Muhammad not only kissed, fondled, and trotted around a Black Stone wedged into the wall of a pagan rock shrine replete with 360 other idols, he claimed this exhibition was Islamic "Sunnah." As such, the practice became obligatory Islamic ritual with the binding power of law. Ishaq:531 "When the Prophet made his farewell pilgrimage he adhered to the practice making it required Sunnah to be carried out forever." While Muhammad had not yet stolen their town, he had usurped their idol and their religion.
A poem from that black day says: Ishaq:530 "Get out of his way you infidel unbelievers. Every good thing goes with His Apostle. O Lord I believe in his word. We will fight you about its interpretations as we have fought you about its revelation with strokes that will remove heads from shoulders. And we will make enemies of friends." The Meccans were being told to get out of Muhammad's way and yet it was their town, their god, their shrine, and their religious scam. Muhammad's example, as communicated through the Hadith, is being called "good." That means terrorist raids, piracy, the slave trade, torture, assassinations, mass murder, deception, bribery and rape are all "good things" in Islam.
The line, "I believe in his word" can only be interpreted two ways, and both are bad. Either the Qur'an is made up by Muhammad's words, as "his" isn't capitalized and follows a reference to the Apostle, or these Hadiths are being acknowledged as "scripture" - words to be "believed."
The means Muslims said they would use to win the debate over Muhammad's interpretation of Qusayy's scam and his claim to have received Allah's revelations would be swords, not words. The religion was too foolish, and the first Muslims were too ruthless, to impose the doctrine any other way. Islam, properly deployed, severs heads and turns friends into enemies.
Tabari VIII:138 "According to Waqidi, Muhammad carried arms, helmets, and spears. He led a hundred horses, appointing Bahir to be in charge of the weapons and Maslamah to be in charge of the horses. When the Quraysh received word of this, it frightened them. The Prophet said, ‘Young or old, I have never been known but for keeping a promise. I do not want to bring in weapons against you, but the weapons will be close to me.'" So, which story is untrue? This Hadith says Muhammad never went back on a promise, but the Qur'an says: Qur'an 9:3 "And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger to the people on the day of the Great Pilgrimage is that Allah and His Messenger dissolve treaty obligations with the Pagans." So who was lying, prophet, god, or both?
When a sufficient number of Americans can answer the following question, we will be on the road to protecting ourselves from Islam: What kind of religion causes people to think that terrorizing, mutilating, and murdering is a good thing to do?
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16 dead in twin suicide attacks on Be'er Sheva buses
Sixteen people, including a 3-year-old boy, were killed and about 100 others were wounded Tuesday afternoon in near-simultaneous suicide attacks on two buses in the southern city of Be'er Sheva.
Hamas claimed the attacks, the first suicide bombings inside Israel in five months.
Seventeen people were still hospitalized by Tuesday night, eight of them in serious-to-critical condition. All of the wounded were taken to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.
The names of six fatalities have been released so far: Karin Malcha, 23, Emanuel Yosef, 28, Shoshana Amos, 50, Tamara Badarshivili, 70, Aviel Atash, 3 and Denise Hadad, 40.
In response to the attack, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz decided in a Tuesday night meeting with top security officials, security officials will launch a military offensive in the West Bank city of Hebron, the home of Be'er Sheva suicide bombers Ahmed Kawasma and Nassim Jabri.
Hebron will be surrounded and Palestinians' freedom of movement there will likely be severely limited. Shortly after the attack, Israel Defense Forces troops in the West Bank raided the bombers' homes.
Security forces will also bolster security along the seam line between the southern Hebron Hills and the Negev, the area which the suicide bombers apparently passed on their way to carrying out the attack.
In addition, security forces have imposed a full closure on the Gaza Strip in the wake of Monday's attempted suicide bombing at the Erez Crossing. Palestinian workers have also been banned from working in Israel or in the Erez industrial zone until further notice. Assassinations of senior Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip are also expected to increase.
The initial investigation of the Be'er Sheva attack showed that both buses departed from the central bus station in the city, and two suicide bombers - one on each bus - blew themselves up at 2:50 P.M., about 100 meters apart.
"I heard a blast and I started to run to the site. Within seconds there was another explosion," said Gil Yehezekel, the owner of a business close to the location of the attack.
"When I got there, there were people on the floor, wounded people, limbs torn off," he said. "The police and ambulances arrived in seconds."
The driver of the second bus that blew up, Yaakov Cohen, said that when he saw the bus ahead of his explode in a ball of flame he had a premonition his own vehicle would soon be next.
"I saw the first explosion and thought, my God, I've got to get out of here. I drove about 10 meters and then opened the doors," he said from his hospital bed, where he was being treated for leg wounds.
"I believe that between 10 to 15 people got off my bus. Suddenly I heard a huge explosion. I can't explain it but it was almost as if I knew it was going to happen. It was terrible, terrible ... I don't want to describe what I saw."
Cohen said there had been 20 to 30 people still waiting to leave his vehicle when the bomb went off, and that none of the passengers who boarded his bus earlier had looked suspicious.
"Believe me, I look and check," Cohen said. "It is very hard to identify a bomber ... I don't know how anyone can."
Sharon vowed in the wake of the attacks that "the fight against terror will continue with full strength." Sharon will continue with the disengagement plan, his aides said.
The Palestinian Authority condemned "any attacks that target civilians, whether Israelis or Palestinian," Palestinian Minister Saeb Erekat said. The United States and European Union also condemned the attack.
In the Gaza Strip, Muslim leaders praised the "heroic operation" over mosque loudspeakers.
About 20,000 Hamas supporters sang and threw candy in the streets of Gaza City in celebration of the bombings and their casualties.
Hamas claimed responsibility through a leaflet that surfaced in Hebron, 50 km from Be'er Sheva, saying the attacks were meant to avenge Israel's assassination of its two top leaders in helicopter missile strikes in March and April.
"This is but one of a series of responses in which the Iz a Din al-Kassam Brigades have vowed to carry out in response to the martyrdom of the leaders of our movement, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and Abdel Aziz Rantisi," it said.
"Revenge is so sweet," said one celebrator, hoisting high a poster of Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi.
The IDF believes that the military wing of Hamas in Hebron is behind the attack.
Hamas supporters said they were pleased the group's repeated attempts to launch attacks against the Jewish state had finally caused Israeli casualties.
"Our religion orders us to respond in kind to aggression against us. You are the ones who choose your leaders and choose to be their shields. Therefore your shields will suffer more blows," the leaflet said.
"This is a gift to the newcomers who arrived recently to our land," it added in a reference to recent wave of Jewish immigration to Israel. "We say to you: 'This is your fate, so wait.'"
Following the blasts, the police bolstered the number of officers across the country. There had apparently been no alert that an attack was imminent.
Palestinian militants haven't carried out a suicide bombing inside Israel since March 14, when 11 people were killed in the port city of Ashdod.
Earlier Tuesday, Israel Defense Forces soldiers caught a Palestinian man carrying an explosives belt as he tried to cross into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Suicide Blast in Moscow Subway
THE death toll from a suicide blast outside a Moscow subway station rose to 11 today, after two people died from their wounds in hospital, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.
Late on Tuesday a female suicide bomber blew herself up outside a busy Moscow underground station, in an attack claimed by a group that said it downed two planes in Russia last week.
Nine people were killed immediately and 51 injured in the blast, which caused scenes of carnage in the late evening rush on Tuesday, authorities said earlier today.
Two men died from their wounds later today in a Moscow hospital, while 38 people, including two children, are still hospitalised in various facilities in the Russian capital ITAR-TASS said.
The prosecutor's office had earlier announced that the body of five victims had so far been identified.
Officials had been quick to say the metro attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber who was originally headed inside the subway but turned around after she saw police checking documents, eventually blowing herself up outside.
The blast was claimed by the same group that said it was responsible for the downing of two passenger jets on August 25 that had left all 90 people on board dead.
Russian Air Disaster Was Suicide Attack, According to U.S. Sources
Aug. 27, 2004 - Suicide bombers destroyed two Russian domestic airliners Tuesday in precision attacks that killed 90 people, U.S. sources told ABC News.
Traces of explosives found in one of two downed Tupolev planes match explosives used in the 1999 bombing attacks of Moscow apartments by Chechen separatists, according to Russian officials.
"The results of the investigation have found hexogen," said Nikolai Zakharov, a spokesman for the Federal Security Service, known as the FSB.
Hexogen, a highly sophisticated explosive also known as RDX and cyclonite, is a clear, easily concealed, military explosive with very limited commercial use. Less than a pound can bring down a plane.
In what Russian sources are calling "Russia's 9/11," Sibir Airlines' Tu-154 and Tu-134 jets went down within 20 minutes of each other after taking off from the same Moscow airport Tuesday night.
Unidentified Chechen Women on Board
Russian officials suspect two female passengers of being the bombers. They seem to have been Chechen and are the only bodies not claimed by relatives or friends.
The ITAR-TASS news agency reported today that, according to air traffic controller sources, the Tu-154 signaled three times that it had been hijacked before it crashed.
According to the prestigious Kommersant newspaper, there were also irregularities about how the women got tickets on the doomed flights.
Sibir officials told the Kommersant the woman on the Tu-154 had originally bought a ticket for a flight the following day. But at the last minute, as the jet was boarding, she asked to change her ticket for a seat on the earlier flight, the newspaper reported.
She paid an extra 500 rubles ($16) to change her flight, the officials said.
‘Black Widows' Take on Major Operations
Airline officials also said they could find no record of her providing a passport or other identification when she bought her ticket, according to the newspaper.
Both women were also given seats near the rear of the jets, where the explosions on each are believed to have occurred.
Based on the latest Russian reports, this is the presumed sequence of events:
9:45 pm: Tu-154 takes off. Woman suspect No. 1 was on board, bound for the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
10:31 pm: Tu-134 leaves for Volgograd, with woman suspect No. 2.
10:56: Tu-134 disappears from radar and crashes.
10:59: Tu-154 crashes, 500 miles away, after sending three hijack alarms heard by an air traffic controller.
Chechen female bombers - known as "black widows" in Russia - have recently begun participating in major militant operations in Russia.
The "black widows" first shot into the limelight during the deadly October 2002 Moscow theater siege and have been responsible for several attacks since, according to Russian officials.
Tuesday's aviation disaster came days ahead of crucial Chechen presidential elections set for this weekend, and Russian security forces have been on alert for terrorist attacks.
Web ‘Statement' Claims Responsibility
The new findings follow a purported Web statement by an Islamist group taking responsibility for Tuesday's "operation."
In the statement, a group called the Islambouli Brigades said it had five mujahedeen, or holy fighters, on board each aircraft. It warned this act would be followed by others "until the killings of our Muslim brothers in Chechnya cease."
Russian security officials have refused to confirm or comment on the statement.
But a U.S. intelligence official said it's unclear if such a group even exists and warned that such statements on the Web should be taken "with a grain of salt."
Although it is not known if the Islambouli Brigades has any link to al Qaeda, a group calling itself the Islambouli Brigades of al Qaeda claimed responsibility for an attempt to assassinate a senior Pakistani official last month.
Lt. Khaled Islambouli was the leader of the group of soldiers who assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Cairo in 1981.
Militant Group Claims Downing of Russian Planes
CAIRO - A claim of responsibility for the downing of two Russian planes appeared on a website known for militant Muslim comment on Friday.
The statement, which accused Russians of killing Muslims in Chechnya, was signed 'The Islambouli Brigades'. A group with a similar name has claimed at least one previous attack, but the legitimacy of the group and the authenticity of such statements could not be verified.
Russian officials have said terrorism was the most likely cause of Tuesday's plane crashes, which killed a total of 89 people.
'We in the Islambouli Brigades announce that our holy warriors managed to hijack two Russian planes and were crowned with success though they faced problems at the beginning', the statement said without elaborating on the problems.
A July 31 web statement signed the 'Islambouli Brigades of Al-Qaeda' claimed responsibility for the attempt to assassinate Mr Shaukat Aziz, Pakistan's Prime Minister-designate. Friday's claim did not refer to Al-Qaeda, the international terror network led by Osama bin Laden.
Lieutenant Khaled Islambouli was the leader of the group of soldiers who assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat during a military parade in Cairo in 1981.
Friday's statement said five mujahideen were on board each plane and their wills will be published soon.
The statement did not explain how the hijackers boarded the planes, how they downed them or give any other details.
Russia's slaughtering of Muslims is continuing and will only stop when a bloody war is launched,' the statement said. 'Our mujahideen, with God's grace, succeeded in directing the first blow which will be followed by a series of other operations in a wave to extend support and victory to our Muslim brothers in Chechnya and other Muslim areas which suffer from Russian faithlessness.'
52 Hours of Horror and Death for Captives at Russian School
BESLAN, Russia, Sept. 4 - Long before the first bombs exploded in Middle School No. 1, marking the beginning of a ferocious battle that left hundreds of schoolchildren and their parents and teachers dead, the hostages had descended to near despair.
"At first I thought it was a joke," said one survivor, Emma Gagiyeva, 13, who sat numbly on a couch on Saturday, as the death toll climbed relentlessly, to 330, with many children still missing. "Then they started to shoot the windows, and glass fell on the people. They were shooting above our heads and they killed a few people, and I knew it was real."
She and other survivors and their families began to give a coherent account of the 52 hours of killings and captivity at the hands of masked gunmen that erupted in a catastrophic chain of events on Friday, when two large explosions set off battles between the captors and Russian forces.
At least 1,200 people had been crammed into the school gymnasium, with no food and little water, and with a frightening network of bombs laced overhead.
Temperatures had become stifling, survivors and their families said Saturday, and some students were so hungry they had taken to eating the wilted bouquets they had carried to school. One boy said he was hoping for a bomb to go off, so the crisis might end. The terrorists teased their child captives, and shot at least one man to demonstrate the penalty for breaking their rules.
Even as Beslan was consumed by agonizing worry and grief, interviews with the survivors told of a moment when the first day of school became the opening of an ordeal.
The day began with an assembly in the schoolyard, with children streaming in with parents and brothers and sisters to open the school year. It was like years past, until the moment when the newly arriving first graders were to be introduced. It had always been a tender moment in years past. This year, people heard shouts, and saw something alarming: a line of masked gunmen advancing through the yard.
"The terrorists ran in yelling, 'Allahu Akhbar,'" said Asamaz Bekoyev, 11, who escaped with his mother and brother and lay in his bed Saturday at his grandmother's house, being treated for cuts and minor burns.
A brief gun battle ensued, as the terrorists overwhelmed the few police officers at the ceremony, who had been caught unaware.
With shouts and threats, the entire school assembly was herded into the gymnasium and told to sit down on the floor. The terrorists knew how to force the group to submit. The captives would soon learn that being told to sit meant just that.
Asamaz's older brother, Azamat, 14, said one of the hostages, an Ossetian man, tried to stand but as he rose to his feet a terrorist shot him in the forehead. The man fell straight to the floor, dead. "I saw this with my eyes," the boy said.
Another man tried to run out the back door to freedom, but a terrorist followed him, calmly sighted him through the rifle and shot him in the back. The man's body was then dragged through the gymnasium by the feet, leaving a long trail of blood.
The cruel rules of the siege were now established: Obey or die.
Details followed: The hostages were allowed to speak only in Russian, so the captors could understand every word. They were told that they must remain in their places. They were told to hand in their cellphones.
"They said, 'If we hear somebody's telephone ringing, 20 people around you will be killed,'" said Serafima Bekoyeva, 44, the mother of the two boys.
An order of business was soon under way. As hundreds of students huddled together, the terrorists gathered about 10 of the adult male hostages and enlisted them to help place bombs throughout the gym.
First they produced their makeshift bombs. Some were large plastic beer bottles packed with explosives, others rectangular, bricklike packets, wrapped tightly in brown tape, the survivors said.
The captors strung rope between the two basketball rims, and hung a line of these explosives overhead. The basketball nets themselves were tied shut, forming mesh baskets, into which more bombs were placed. Other bombs were arrayed along the floor and walls; the hostages estimated 20 in all, strung together with remarkable speed and skill.
The entire assembly was connected by blue and red wires, and at all times one of the terrorists held a small black box with which the bombs could be made to explode. "They told us that one press of a button was enough to detonate everything," Ms. Bekoyeva said.
Another group of hostages, about 10 or 15 boys, were ordered into the adjacent school building, where they served as a labor pool, stacking desks against doors and windows as a barricade for their captors' protection from Russian gunfire or advance.
Through the gymnasium drifted two female suicide bombers, wearing running shoes and black clothes. Black scarves obscured their faces, leaving only a slit for their eyes. Each had an explosive belt. Each was armed the same way: in one hand, a button for self-detonation, and in the other, a pistol.
The terrifying waiting began. Sometimes, the hostages said, they were taunted by both word and deed.
On the first day, they were given buckets of water and cups, but not enough, and people grew parched with thirst. The captors took clothes, soaked them in water and threw them to the crowd, who clutched them and wrung them above their open mouths, drinking the drops.
Emma said she was caring for Regina Sonakoyeva, a 3-year-old girl who kept crying out in thirst. "I held her and kept telling her, 'They will bring some, they will bring some,' " Emma said.
But their cage grew hotter.
One woman asked for water, the hostages said, and a terrorist held a pistol to her head, which she pushed away in indignation. "I cannot even ask for water?" she said. The terrorists then posted one of the women with a suicide bomb belt beside her.
"They said, 'If she says anything more, kill her,' " Azamat said. The woman sat quietly after that.
The rules became crueler still. Ms. Bekoyeva and her sons, and three other survivors, said that after the terrorists grew irritated by the children's continued crying, they pulled two men from the crowd, ordered them to hold their hands behind their heads, and addressed the room.
"They said, 'If you don't stop this noise, we will kill them,' " Emma said.
(One of the men was Batras Tuganov, Emma's uncle, who in the end was not shot because of the noise level, but who has not been found after the battle, and is feared dead.)
People did whatever they could to take care of themselves, shedding clothes to cool down, and tearing apart school textbooks to use as fans. "For two days I was continually waving my arm to fan my children," Ms. Bekoyeva said. "They kept asking for more."
The terrorists also gradually restricted access to the bathroom, first allowing five hostages at a time to use the toilets, then three. With little chance for their turn, the younger children could not hold back and relieved themselves in the crowd's midst. "We had them urinate into bundles of cloth," Emma said.
The air grew steaming hot and foul-smelling with worry, urine and sweat. Eventually the terrorists shot out the top windows, the survivors said, so that a bit of air could move through the enclosed space.
The survivors also noted that their captors seemed to be students of past failures: they carried gas masks, apparently having learned from the fate of the terrorists who seized a theater in Moscow in 2002, and succumbed to a gas attack.
Sometimes the captors simply fired into the gym's ceiling.
Azamat recalled one terrorist, a man with a short beard whom the others called Ali, saying, "Have you ever seen such kind terrorists?"
Azamat and Emma said that a woman offered the hostages all of the town's money, but one of their captors said, "We don't need money. We have come here to die."
As the interactions with their captors deepened, the hostages began to develop a sense of who held their fates. They estimated the terrorists number at 30. With the temperature rising, many of the gunmen removed their masks, displaying thick beards. They spoke Russian and a language the Ossetians said they did not understand, but was probably Chechen.
The hostages said they were unable to tell whether Arabs were among their captors, as the Russian government has asserted, without providing evidence as yet.
One hostage taker spoke of normal life, even as his own fate seemed sealed. "He said he himself had a wife and five children at home," Emma said.
The hostages heard through rumors shared quietly from captive to captive that at least one of the women with the bomb belts detonated herself in the school library on Wednesday.
"After the first day, we did not see the women again," Ms. Bekoyeva said.
The terrorists also spoke of politics, saying that they wanted the release of six Ingush who had been detained after an insurgent raid in June left nearly 100 dead, and that they wanted to extend the war between Russia and its breakaway republic of Chechnya.
They also showed strange signs of fastidiousness, considering their evident determination to die. Several terrorists, three hostages said, carried toothbrushes, razors and toothpaste, tucked beside their ammunition on their camouflage-clad chests.
By late Friday morning, as the temperature soared anew in the crowded gymnasium, the hostages were becoming weaker by the hour. "People were almost losing consciousness," Azamat said. "We had not eaten or had water in almost three days."
Another boy who survived, Atsomaz Ktsoyev, 14, said the hostages were so hungry they ate the floral bouquets they had brought to school for the first day of class. "I never thought in my life I'd be eating flowers," he said.
He added, "It didn't help."
Then came the end, at shortly after 1 p.m. Five or so terrorists had checked on the explosives, the survivors said, and a few minutes later, the hall shook from an unexpected blast.
The first bomb blew out the windows and filled the room with smoke and falling bits of plaster. Some hostages near the broken frames began to pour through them. Dashes for freedom began.
Others who survived dived for shelter, pressing flat. Emma said Azamat fell atop her and his younger brother, trying to cover their bodies and hold them to the gymnasium's floor. "He said to me, 'Don't be afraid,' " she said.
Then came the second blast. Their small group rose through the acrid smell of the detonated explosives, and scrambled out the window, too.
Life and death seemed to have been left to the whims of the seating arrangement. In the densely packed crowd, those nearest the bombs absorbed much of the shrapnel and force, and were killed.
Those away from them, and near the now vanished windows, had a chance.
Emma said she ran wildly, as the terrorists opened fire. A boy who was running with his sister was struck, and the girl stopped to help him. Emma continued on. "I didn't see what happened to them," she said.
Ms. Bekoyeva said she handed six or seven children out the window, as older children scrambled past.
Then she went out herself.
She and her two sons ran to a shed, took shelter in it as the bullets flew by, and then Azamat punched out the back window, and they scrambled through it. After another sprint they came to the Russian police officers and soldiers. Most of them realized they were safe, but all did not. Seeing the police, Emma was confused.
"I got scared and thought they were other terrorists,' she said. "But one embraced me and said, 'Do not be afraid.' "
Asamaz stopped when he reached a covered place near the police, and as the battle raged only a few yards behind them, he snatched fistfuls of grapes from the trellises, and, handing them out to the children with him - the first food they had had in more than two days.
Now lying in bed, he winced as his aunt Zalina Basiyeva put a traditional medicine on his burns.
Outside their window, people clustered in the courtyard, waiting for news. Everything the people of Beslan thought they knew about living, his aunt said, had changed. She rubbed bits of the filament of eggshell onto the boy's blisters and burns, and said the lesson was indelible: "We never knew how happy we were."
Dream of an Islamic Empire
When the Chechen terrorist mastermind Shamil Basayev hijacked hundreds of hostages including many schoolchildren in Beslan last week, it was not for a narrow nationalist cause.
His objective is more radical - and less likely to be achieved - than the aims of more run-of-the-mill Chechen nationalists, who merely want full independence from Russia.
He dreams of establishing an Islamic Emirate across the North Caucasus, and to do so, he has been fomenting the Islamic rebellion that plagues states across the broad stretch of territory from the Red Sea to the Caspian.
As President Vladimir Putin waded through the cold Caucasian dawn yesterday, it was a point that he was keen to stress. "One of the tasks pursued by the terrorists was to stoke ethnic hatred, to blow up the whole of North Caucasus." Not just Chechnya, in other words - and not just Chechens.
In the horror of that moment, the Russian leader was briefly united with his sworn foe: Alsan Maskhadov, the exiled Chechen president, who disputed the suggestion that this terrible outrage could be blamed on the cause of independence.
Akhmed Zakayev, Maskhadov's London spokesman, insisted that the militants who took hundreds hostage at the school in Russia were not Chechens at all. "They were Ingush, Ossetians, Russians, but not Chechens," he said .
"But, of course, their demands have all to do with Chechnya, so whatever has happened the Chechens will be held responsible. That's what I'm afraid of."
When a senior adviser to the Kremlin announced on the day of the assault that 10 Arabs were among the hostage takers, his claim was designed to link the hostage-takers with a wider foe: jihadists who support Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network.
By yesterday, however, it was clear the bulk of the hostage-takers were a mixture of Chechen and Ingush, from the neighbouring and equally troubled republic of Ingushetia.
Last week's events cast yet another terrible stain on the long history of Chechen resistance to Moscow's rule.
For 29 years until 1859, the clans and tribes used the mountains and gorges of Chechnya to hold back the Russian imperial advance.
From then until a decade ago, Chechnya was little different from other territories struggling to establish independence from Moscow. It briefly became independent before Boris Yeltsin decided, as Russia's president, to reimpose Moscow's rule.
In the process Grosny, the provincial capital, was razed, countless villages cleared and thousands of men and boys "disappeared". Independent observers estimate that more than 80,000 Chechens have died and more than 6,000 Russian troops have lost their lives in the continuing battle to quell resistance in the republic.
Now the leaders of the original civil war have been superceeded by increasingly ruthless Islamic guerrillas, under the leadership of Basayev - who have been willing to kill indiscriminately in increasingly shocking acts of terror.
In pursuit of his goal of establishing an Islamic republic stretching across Chechnya, Ingushetia and North Ossetia, Basayev has followed a strategy of staging sudden raids, putting hundreds of lives at risk and provoking a deadly, but usually incompetent, Russian response.
In one of the first attacks under Basayev's leadership in 1995, a rebel gang took hundreds of hostages in a hospital in the southern Russian town of Budennovsk. An estimated 139 people died during their assault and a botched Russian commando raid.
Within a year, the same tactic was used again in a hospital in Dagestan. Hundreds of hostages were taken by bus to a town on the Chechen border. Russian warplanes and artillery pounded the area, killing many of the hostages, but most rebels escaped.
Each time Basayev ordered an attack, criticism of the Kremlin's mistakes outweighed the outrage against the perpetrators. Until last week, the worst horror came in October 2002 when rebels seized a Moscow theatre and 129 hostages died alongside 41 Chechen rebels.
Since then, the terror has intensified. In February, a suicide bombing killed at least 40 people on the Moscow subway and in May a bomb in a stadium in Grozny killed the Moscow-backed Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov and five others. Last month, two Russian civilian airliners exploded in mid-air, killing 89.
Russia Standoff Ends in Bloodshed
Fri Sep 3, 7:10 PM ET
BESLAN, Russia - The three-day hostage siege at a school in southern Russia ended in chaos and bloodshed Friday, after witnesses said Chechen militants set off bombs and Russian commandos stormed the building. Hostages fled in terror, many of them children who were half-naked and covered in blood. Officials estimated the death toll at more than 200.
Early Saturday, 531 people remained hospitalized, including 283 children - 92 of the youngsters in "very grave" condition, health officials said.
Sixty-two hours after the hostage drama began during a celebration marking the first day of the school year, the Russian government said resistance had ended.
Valery Andreyev, Russia's Federal Security Service chief in the region, said 10 Arabs were among 27 militants who were killed. The ITAR-Tass news agency, citing unidentified security sources, reported the hostage-taking was the work of Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, who had al-Qaida backing.
Alla Gadieyeva, 24, who was taken captive with her 7-year-old son and mother, said the militants displayed terrifying brutality from the start. One gunman, whose pockets were stuffed with grenades, held up the corpse of a man just shot in front of hundreds of hostages and warned: "If a child utters even a sound, we'll kill another one."
When children fainted from lack of sleep, food and water, their masked and camouflaged captors simply sneered, she said, adding that adults implored children to drink their own urine in the intolerable heat of the gym.
She and other hostages said there was a little water but no food the first day. The hostages got nothing to eat or drink after that.
Gadieyeva told of three days of unspeakable horror - of children so frightened they couldn't sleep, of captors coolly threatening to kill off hostages one by one. The gym where they were held was so cramped there was hardly room to move.
"We were in complete fear," said Gadieyeva, who spoke to an Associated Press reporter as she lay collapsed with exhaustion on a stretcher outside a hospital. "People were praying all the time, and those that didn't know how to pray - we taught them."
The Interfax news agency quoted unidentified sources in the regional Health Ministry as saying more than 200 people were killed. The figure could not be confirmed. Reporters said they had seen at least 100 bodies in the school gym.
Under a grove of trees outside the school, white sheets covered dead bodies, including those of children, on lines of stretchers. Grieving parents and loved ones knelt beside the dead, some of whom were awaiting identification. Nearby, anxious crowds gathered around lists of injured posted on the walls of the hospital buildings.
It was not clear where the tragic end to the siege would leave President Vladimir Putin (news - web sites)'s tough policy on Chechnya (news - web sites), which has enjoyed broad domestic support despite the heavy toll rebel violence has taken in recent years. He has said the Russian fight in the Caucasus was part of the world's larger war on terrorism.
On the campaign trail in Wisconsin, President Bush (news - web sites) said the hostage siege was "another grim reminder" of the lengths to which terrorists will go. World governments joined Washington in condemning the militants.
"It is hard to express my revulsion at the inhumanity of terrorists prepared to put children and their families through such suffering," British Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) said.
The State Department issued a public announcement warning U.S. citizens living or traveling in Russia against going to Chechnya and the neighboring regions because of a heightened risk of terrorist attacks.
"American citizens in Russia should exercise caution and remain vigilant and aware of these heightened risks when planning use of or using any form of public transportation. American citizens should also avoid large public gatherings that lack enhanced security measures," the announcement said.
The Arab presence among the attackers would support Putin's contention that al-Qaida terrorists were deeply involved in the Chechen conflict, where Muslim fighters have been battling Russian forces in a brutal war of independence on and off for more than a decade. ITAR-Tass said Basayev received funding for the attack from allege al-Qaida operative, Abu Omar as-Saif.
Russian authorities said they stormed the building after the militants set off explosions and fired shots as emergency teams approached to collect the bodies of several men killed earlier. They said the hostage-takers had given them permission to take the corpses away. Witnesses quoted by Russian media said the militants opened fire on fleeing hostages and then began to escape themselves.
A police explosives expert told NTV television that the commandos stormed the building after bombs wired to basketball hoops exploded in the gymnasium, where many of the children were being held. A captive who escaped told NTV that a suicide bomber blew herself up in the gym.
Channel One TV reported three of the attackers were arrested after trying to escape in civilian dress. Four militants were believed to have escaped. A member of an elite security unit died saving two young girls, ITAR-Tass reported.
The standoff was declared at an end hours after commandos began their midday assault, when a final large explosion issued from the school, apparently ending a gunfight between three militants trapped in the school basement and security forces trying to free children being used as human shields. Sporadic shooting continued hours later.
A hostage who escaped told the AP that the militants numbered 28, including women wearing camouflage uniforms. The hostage, who identified himself only as Teimuraz, said the militants began wiring the school with explosives as soon as they took control. He, too, said they had placed bombs on both basketball hoops in the gym.
The bomb expert said the gym had been rigged with explosives packed in plastic bottles strung up around the room on a cord and stuffed with metal objects.
The militants, some with explosives strapped to their bodies, stormed the school in Beslan on Wednesday morning and kept the hundreds of children along with parents in the sweltering gymnasium, refusing to allow deliveries of food and water.
"They didn't let me go to the toilet for three days, not once. They never let me drink or go to the toilet," Teimuraz said.
Leonid Roshal, a pediatrician involved in negotiations with the militants before they were stormed, called them "very cruel people ... a ruthless enemy."
"I talked with them many times on my cell phone, but every time I ask to give food, water and medicine to the hostages they refuse my request," Roshal said.
Putin's adviser on Chechnya, Aslanbek Aslakhanov, said security forces had not planned to storm the building, but were prompted to move by the first explosions about 1 p.m. Friday. Officials had pledged not to use force.
Russian forces had held back, perhaps remembering the deadly outcome two years ago when security troops pumped nerve gas into a Moscow theater before storming in to free about 800 hostages being held by Chechen terrorists. The nerve gas debilitated the captors but also was the cause of most of the 129 hostage deaths.
As the captives escaped the school, residents and troops ran through the streets, and the wounded were carried off on stretchers. An AP reporter saw ambulances speeding by, the windows streaked with blood. Four armed men in civilian clothes ran by, shouting, "A militant ran this way."
Streets around the school were a dizzying tableau of chaos as soldiers and men in civilian clothes carried children - some naked, some clad only in underpants, some covered in blood, some bandaged. Women, newly freed from the school, fainted.
The children drank eagerly from bottles of water given to them once they reached safety. Many of the children had removed their clothing because of the stifling heat in the gymnasium.
"I am helping you," a man dressed in camouflage told a crying girl. Women gathered around, trying to soothe her, saying "It's all right. It's all right."
Boy Who Begged for Water was Bayoneted
AFTER more than 24 hours in the sweltering heat of the school gymnasium in Beslan, one of the boys trapped inside could not take it any longer, writes Peter Conradi.
Summoning up his courage, he approached a hostage taker with a bayonet fixed to his assault rifle and asked him for a drink. It was probably the worst error that he could have made.
"Instead of giving him water, he drove his bayonet through the boy's body," said Stanislav Tsarakhov, 10, another captive standing nearby. "I don't know if he died."
Details of the incident emerged as children who escaped the siege described how their captors had deliberately deprived them of food and water, repeatedly firing guns into the ceiling to try to silence them. "The hostage takers would hold their machineguns to your temple and said that if there was a lot of noise, they would shoot everyone," said a girl, who gave her name only as Zalina.
Diana Gadzhinova, 14, who also survived the siege, said that one of the greatest hardships had been the lack of food and drink.
"When we were let out to go to the lavatory, some children would run into a room where there were plants in pots and they would eat them," she said.
"Others would hide the plants in their underwear and share them with their friends. But the hunger was not as bad as the thirst. Some children couldn't take it and would urinate into their hand and drink."
At another point, Gadzhinova said, they were all ordered to lie down. There were so many people packed into the gym that they had to lie on top of each other. "The gunmen warned that if there was an arm or a leg in their way, they would shoot at it without warning," she said.
For Arsen Khasigov, 11, trapped with his mother, the worst thing was the sleep deprivation. "They kept us awake all the time," he said. "They would pour our urine on our heads."
Also horrific was the role played by two "black widows" - Chechen women who turned to terrorism to avenge husbands and brothers killed during the Kremlin's military clampdown on the breakaway republic.
According to accounts from some captives, the women blew themselves up in the first hours of the siege, killing several men near them. Last night no trace of their bodies had been found.
Napalese Hostages Killed
Twelve Nepalese hostages have been murdered by their captors in Iraq.
The men were kidnapped by the Islamist Army of Ansar al Sunna, which has shown a video of the slaughter.
The footage, which appears on the army's website, shows a masked militant apparently slitting the throat of a blindfolded man on the ground.
The blindfolded man's head is then lifted in front of the camera and placed on top of the decapitated body.
Other pictures show an armed man firing single shots from an assault rifle at the back of the heads of 11 others.
A statement on the website said: "We have carried out the sentence of God against 12 Nepalese who came from their country to fight the Muslims and to serve the Jews and the Christians ... believing in Buddha as their God."
The statement also said the militants will continue to fight against US forces in Iraq.
"America today has used all its force, as well as the help of others, to fight Islam under the so-called war on terror, which is nothing but a vicious crusade against Muslims," the statement said.
At the end of the four-minute video, a man reads another statement off-camera, vowing to fight the Iraqi government.
"We will work on exterminating them until the last fighter," he said.
Nepal had expressed hope in recent days that the hostages would be freed after stressing it was not part of the US-led coalition in Iraq.
The kingdom declined US requests to contribute troops, saying its army was busy fighting a bloody Maoist insurgency.