Blair in Islam Land – beyond belief

UK Conservatism

Never has a British Prime Minister made such a fool of himself.

We set out below a direct point for point contrast between Blair’s version of Islam and the true version as laid down in the Koran. The Muslim Weekly (doubtless suitably primed by Nr 10 spin doctors) quoted from a Blair speech to the Foreign Policy Centre. As Blair said himself (and never did he speak a truer word) “I am not qualified to make any judgements….!” But since when did that stop him making them anyway?

There are of course would be reformers of Islam but these extracts from official Muslim teaching, where the violence and hatred is directed against unbelievers and other religions, makes one realise how difficult an accommodation with Islamic fundamentalists is – and how difficult it is for reforming Muslims to argue with the fundamentalists. The Koran, unlike the Bible, is officially the word of God – Allah. We are grateful to Dr Srdja Trifkovic and Rev Dr Alan Clifford for extracts from the Koran.

Blair’s words come first, relevant extracts from the Koran are quoted in italics. The Koran, like the Bible, has chapters “Sura” and verses. Blair was obviously reading the wrong Koran!

“The most remarkable thing about reading the Koran ….. is to understand how progressive it is.”

    ‘Believers, retaliation is decreed for you in bloodshed’ (Sura 2: 178).

“I am not qualified to make any judgements. But as an outsider, the Koran strikes me as a reforming book……”

    “When we decide to destroy a population…then we destroy them utterly” (17.16-17)

“The Koran is inclusive……..”

    Infidels are “the worst animals” (8.55) and the vilest of creatures” (98.6) For the captured infidel “we have prepared chains, yokes and a blazing fire” (76.4)

“It is practical and way ahead of its time in attitudes to marriage, women and governance,”

    Islam’s heaven is full of virgins “untouched by man” (52.17-20, 55.56-77) and “fresh” boys! (52.24, 56.17 76.19)

“It extols science and knowledge and abhors superstition.”

    ‘Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate’ (Sura 9: 73).

“……. trying to return Judaism and Christianity to their origins, rather as reformers
attempted with the Christian Church centuries later.

    “Kill any Jew you can lay your hands on” – Mohammed told his followers.

Blair added that “under the guidance of the Qur’an, the spread of Islam and its dominance over previously Christian or pagan lands was “breathtaking”.

    Those that deny Our revelations We will burn in Hellfire…

“Over centuries it founded an Empire, leading the world in discovery, art and culture. We look back to the early Middle Ages, the standard bearers of tolerance at that time were far more likely to be found in Muslim lands than in Christian,” Blair declared.

    “Attacking caravans in the holy month, taking up arms against one’s kinsmen, slaughtering prisoners, reserving a lion’s share of the booty for himself, violating treaties and indulging one’s own sensual passions was all at odds with the moral standards of Mohammed’s Arab contemporaries. Only the ultimate authority could sanction it and Allah duly obliged” Dr Srdja Trifkovic.
March 14, 2007 | 3 Comments »

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  1. Munaeem

    Just as Blair has quoted from the Koran so do you. What is relevant is what position Islam takes, in theory and in practice between these two poles. I believe that the firmly entrenched doctrine of “abrogation” prefers
    the later more violent rules over the former peace loving rules. Give me a quote that says otherwise.

  2. munaeem, you of course are correct in your quotation, but I keep seeing banners about this “whoever exceeds the limits” at Islamic protests saying things like do not exceed the limits–I find this a bit threatening, personally.

  3. ‘Believers, retaliation is decreed for you in bloodshed’ (Sura 2: 178).

    O ye who believe! the law of equality is prescribed to you in cases of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the woman for the woman. But if any remission is made by the brother of the slain, then grant any reasonable demand, and compensate him with handsome gratitude, this is a concession and a Mercy from your Lord. After this whoever exceeds the limits shall be in grave penalty. Sura 2, 178

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