by Acharya S
The West is on five distinct
collision courses with Islam: the explosive Muslim immigrant
ghettos could disrupt half the major cities in Europe; U.S.
troops have been put in the line of ancient hatreds in Bosnia;
war threats in the biblical lands smack of fire drills for
Armageddon; the suppression of oil prices to 25-year lows
strikes at Muslim economies from Nigeria to Indonesia, and
financial colonialism is a provocation.
Kevin Phillips, "The
Menace of Religious Zealotry"
The Islamic World is no longer somewhere else... instead,
Chicago, with its 50 mosques and nearly half a million Muslims,
is part of the Islamic world.
The Harvard Pluralism
War is a blessing for the world and for all nations. It is God
who incites men to fight and to kill. The Koran says, "Fight
until all corruption and all rebellion have ceased." The wars
the Prophet led against the infidels were a blessing for all
humanity. Imagine that we soon will win the war. That will not
be enough, for corruption and resistance to Islam will still
The Koran says, "War, war until
victory!..." The mullahs with corrupt hearts who say that all
this is contrary to the teachings of the Koran are unworthy of
Islam. Thanks to God, our young people are now, to the limits of
their means, putting God's commandments into action. They know
that to kill the unbelievers is one of man's greatest missions.
Mohammed's birthday, 1984
The Qur'an tells us: "not to make friendship with Jews and
Christians" (5:51), "kill the disbelievers wherever we find
them" (2:191), "murder them and treat them harshly" (9:123),
"fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie
in wait for them in every stratagem" (9:5).
The Qur'an demands that we fight the
unbelievers, and promises "If there are twenty amongst you, you
will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, you will vanquish a
thousand of them" (8:65).
Institute for the
Secularization of Islamic Society
Since Islam is the world's fastest
growing religion, through conversion but mostly through
reproduction, there is a tremendous need to address this subject,
which, because of crazed Islamic fanatics, strikes fear in the
hearts of most non-Muslims. First of all, if we were to take a body
count, Islam would prove less bloodthirsty than Christianity.
Nevertheless, this ideology represents one of the most repressive
and unappealing that humankind has yet come up with.
We are emboldened to tackle this subject not only because of Islam's
expansion and the coming together of its leaders from around the
world, but also because certain Muslim leaders, anxious to rectify
Islam's bad rap, are making statements such as,
"There are 1.8
billion Muslims in the world, and 99.9% are peace-loving"
Were this statement true, it would be both frightening in
its enormity and reassuring in its docility. However, Islamic
doctrine is anything but "peace-loving," as it constantly calls for
the slaying of "idolaters" and "infidels." (Q 2:191, 9:5, 9:73; Dawood trans.)
While this 1.8 billion figure seems to be rather high for the
present, according to various interpretations of
the prophecies of
Nostradamus and others, Islam will in fact sweep the world, but,
contrary to the best wishes of some of its adherents, this invasion
will not be peaceful. A certain
Hopi prophecy has also been
interpreted to state that Islam will become world-dominant. It would
be safe to say that no non-Muslim would like to see this world taken
over by Islam, which, along with Christianity, represents
of Oriental despotism.
Most futurists and visionaries would
like to see this planet pry itself free of religions, especially
those that are stuck in the Dark Ages. Indeed, to those who enjoy
the ultimate freedom of expression, these prophecies are chilling,
because Islam is a fervid theocracy with little room for
individuality, not to mention that it utterly denigrates the female
aspect of creation.
This repression of the female is actually ironic when one considers
the roots of Islam, but it is not unexpected in a world that, for
the past several thousand years, has done everything within its
power to subjugate women simply because they are physically weaker
than men, a characteristic shared with the apes and other "lesser
beasts." While some may claim that this subjugation and enslavement
of women is a cultural tradition, rather than a religious one, it
matters not, for it comes hand-in-hand with religions which teach
that there is some separate outerspace god who is exclusively
In Islam, this god is interpreted
through the minds of Muslims as being an Arab or Persian man, as
opposed to the Jewish man of the Judeo-Christian ideology. Of
course, this racist interpretation of the divine is absolute
nonsense; yet, in their supreme arrogance and megalomania, many
individuals would like the entire world to believe it is true.
What are the roots of Islam?
Well, it is obviously built upon the
Judeo-Christian tradition, but it is also a reaction to said
tradition, which excluded and vilified the various Arab cultures.
Like their Jewish brothers and sisters, the Semitic Arabs trace
their lineage to Abraham, who had sex with Hagar the Egyptian,
producing the progenitor of the Arab race, Ishmael. While the Jewish
contingent interprets this tale to justify its own ethnocentric
ideology, Muslims interpret it to fit theirs, claiming that "God"
would make of Ishmael's people a "great nation" (Gen. 21:18).
Typically, instead of searching for the
truth about this tale, its proponents have turned it into a
First of all, like numerous biblical characters, Abraham is a
mythological construct. As superb scholar Barbara Walker states in
The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets concerning
"This name meaning 'Father Brahm'
seems to have been a Semitic version of India's patriarchal god
Brahma; he was also the Islamic Abrama, founder of Mecca. But
Islamic legends say Abraham was a late intruder into the shrine
of the Kaaba. He bought it from priestesses of its original
Goddess. Sarah, 'the Queen' was one of the Goddess's titles,
which became a name of Abraham's biblical 'wife.' Old Testament
writers pretended Sarah's alliances with Egyptian princes were
only love-affairs arranged by Abraham for his own profit - which
unfortunately presented him as a pimp (Genesis 12:16) as well as
a would-be murderer of his son (Genesis 22:10).
"In the tale of Isaac's near-killing, Abraham assumed the role
of sacrificial priest in the druidic style, to wash
sacred trees with the Blood of the Son: an ancient custom, of
which the sacrifice of Jesus was only a late variant. Jehovah
first appeared to Abraham at the sacred oak of Shechem, where
Abraham built his altar. Later Abraham build an altar to the oak
god of Mamre at Hebron. Even in the 4th century A.D.,
Constantine said Abraham's home at the Oak of Mamre was still a
'It is reported that most damnable idols are set up
beside it, and that an altar stands hard by, and that unclean
sacrifices are constantly offered.'"
Allah - Remake of the
What this description means is that Judeo-Christian-Muslim tradition
is built upon hoary myths, such that none of its offshoot religions
can truthfully claim to be of divine or "inspired" origin.
As concerns the god of Islam, Allah,
Walker has this to say:
"Late Islamic masculinization of the
Arabian Goddess, Al-Lat or Al-Ilat - the Allatu of the
Babylonians - formerly worshipped at the Kaaba in Mecca. It has
been shown that 'the Allah of Islam' was a male transformation
of 'the primitive lunar deity of Arabia.' Her ancient symbol the
crescent moon still appears on Islamic flags, even though modern
Moslems no longer admit any feminine symbolism whatever
connected with the wholly patriarchal Allah."
Indeed, the Koran verifies Allah's lunar
or night-sky status:
"Remember the name of our Lord morning and
evening; in the night-time worship Him: praise Him all night long."
And at Q 2:189: "They question you about the phases of the
moon. Say: 'They are seasons fixed for mankind and for the
In Pagan Rites in Judaism, Theodor Reik states, in a chapter called
"The ancient Semitic moon-goddess":
"All Semites had once a cult of the
moon as supreme power. When Mohammed overthrew the old religion
of Arabia, he did not dare get rid of the moon cult in a radical
manner. Only much later was he powerful enough to forbid
prostration before the moon (Koran Sure 4:37). Before Islamic
times the moon deity was the most prominent object of cults in
ancient Arabia. Arab women still insist that the moon is the
parent of mankind.
"Sir G. Rowlinson traces the name Chaldeans back to the
designation of the ancient capital Ur (Chur) to be translated as
moon-worshipers. The Semitic moon-god was 'the special deity and
protector of women.' The Babylonians worshiped the goddess
Ishtar, who is identical with the great Arabian goddess and has
the epithet Our Lady... She also has the title Queen of
Heaven, which really means the Queen of the Stars. She was
horned and was, as all lunar goddesses, represented by a
"The Hebrew tribes, or rather than ancestors, were the latest
wave of migrants from Arabia. The cult of their god was
associated with Mount Sinai - the mountain of the moon. The
experts assume that the name Sinai derived from Sin (Adad), the name of
the Babylonian moon-god. In Exodus (3:1) Sinai is called the
'mountain of the Elohim.' This suggests that it has long been
"In the Old Testament, which is a collection of much earlier,
often edited writings, the moon appears as a power of good
(Deut. 33:4) or of evil (Ps. 12:16). Traces of ancient
moon-worship were energetically removed from the text by later
editors. A few remained, however, and can be recognized in the
prohibitions of Deuteronomy. In 4:19 the Israelites are warned:
'And lest thou lift up thine eyes upon heaven, and when thou
seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of
heaven, and be led astray to worship them, and serve them,' and
in 17:3 the punishment of stoning is prescribed for the person
who 'hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them,
either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven...'
The Lord predicts (Jer. 8:2) that
the bones of kings and princes of Judah will not be buried, but
spread 'before the sun, and the moon, and all the hosts of
heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and
whom they have worshipped.'"
In The Origin of All Religious Worship
(25-26), concerning the Arab astro-theology, Charles Dupuis states:
"The Moon was the great divinity of
the Arabs. The Sarazens gave her the epithet of Cabar or
Great; her Crescent adorns to this day the religious monuments
of the Turks. Her elevation under the sign of the Bull,
constituted one of the principal feasts of the Saracens and the sabean Arabs. Each Arab tribe was under the invocation of a
constellation Each one worshipped one of the celestial bodies as
its tutelar genius.
"The Caabah of the Arabs was before the time of Mahomet, a
temple dedicated to the Moon. The black stone which the Musulmans kiss with so much devotion to this day, is, as it is
pretended, an ancient statue of Saturnus. The walls of the great
mosque of Kufah, built on the foundation of an ancient Pyrea or
temple of the fire, are filled with figures of planets
artistically engraved. The ancient worship of the Arabs was the
Sabismus, a religion universally spread all over the Orient.
Heaven and the Stars were the first objects thereof.
"This religion was that of the ancient Chaldeans, and the
Orientals pretend that their Ibrahim or Abraham was brought up
in that doctrine. There is still to be seen at Hella, over the
ruins of the ancient Babylon, a mosque called Mesched Eschams,
or the mosque of the Sun. It was in this city, that the ancient
temple of Bel, or the Sun, the great Divinity of the
Babylonians, existed; it is the same God, to whom the Persians
erected temples and consecrated images under the name of
One of the sites for this worship of the "hosts of heaven" was
Mecca. Regarding the Kaaba of Mecca, that holiest of Muslim holies,
"Shrine of the sacred stone in
Mecca, formerly dedicated to the pre-Islamic Triple Goddess
Manat, Al-Lat (Allah), and Al-Uzza, the 'Old Woman' worshipped
by Mohammed's tribesmen the Koreshites. The stone was also
called Kubaba, Kuba, or Kube, and has been linked with the name
of Cybele (Kybela), the Great Mother of the Gods. The stone bore
the emblem of the yoni, like the Black Stone worshipped by
votaries of Artemis.
Now it is regarded as the holy center of
patriarchal Islam, and its feminine symbolism has been lost,
though priests of the Kaaba are still known as Sons of the Old
And a translator of the Koran, N.J. Dawood, says:
"Long before Muhammad's call,
Arabian paganism was showing signs of decay. At the Ka'bah the
Meccans worshipped not only Allah, the supreme Semitic God, but
also a number of female deities whom they regarded as daughters
of Allah. Among these were Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat, who
represented the Sun, Venus, and Fortune respectively."
Concerning the nation of Arabia, Walker asserts that, prior to the
encroachment of Islam, it was a matriarchal culture for over 1,000
"The Annals of Ashurbanipal said
Arabia was governed by queens for as long as anyone could
"Mohammed's legends clearly gave him a matriarchal family
background. His parents' marriage was matrilocal. His mother
remained with her own family and received her husband as an
"Pre-Islamic Arabia was dominated by the female-centered clans.
Marriages were matrilocal, inheritance matrilineal.
Polyandry - several husbands to one wife - was common. Men lived
in their wives' homes. Divorce was initiated by the wife. If she
turned her tent to face east for three nights in a row, the
husband was dismissed and forbidden to enter the tent again.
"Doctrines attributed to Mohammed simply reversed the ancient
system in favor of men. A Moslem husband could dismiss his wife
by saying 'I divorce thee' three times. As in Europe, the change
from matriarchate to patriarchate came about only gradually and
with much strife.
"...However, the history of early-medieval Arabia is nearly all
legend. Like Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and other founders of
patriarchal religions, Mohammed lacks real verification. There
is no reliable information about his life or teachings. Most
stories about him are as apocryphal as the story that his coffin
hangs forever in mid-air 'between heaven and earth,' like the
bodies of ancient sacred kings.
"With or without Mohammed, Islam succeeded in becoming
completely male-dominated, making no place for women except in
slavery or in the seclusion of the harem. Islamic mosques still
bear signs reading: 'Women and dogs and other impure animals are
not permitted to enter.'
"Nevertheless, traces of the Goddess proved ineradicable. Like
the virgin Mary, Arabia's Queen of Heaven received a mortal form
and a subordinate position as Fatima, Mohammed's 'daughter.' But
she was no real daughter. She was known as Mother of her Father,
and Source of the Sun..."
Who Wrote the
As to the Koran, the Muslim holy book, Walker says:
"Mohammedan scriptures, often
erroneously thought to have been written by Mohammed. Moslems
don't believe this. But many don't know the Koran was an
enlarged revised version of the ancient Word of the Goddess Kore,
revered by Mohammed's tribe, the Koreshites (Children of Kore),
who guarded her shrine at Mecca.
"The original writing was done long before Mohammed's time by
holy imams, a word related to Semitic ima, 'mother.' Like the
original mahatmas or 'great mothers' of India, the original
imams were probably priestesses of the old Arabian matriarchate.
It was said they took the scripture from a prototype that
existed in heaven from the beginning of eternity, 'Mother of the
Book'--i.e., the Goddess herself, wearing the Book of Fate on
her breast as Mother Tiamat wore the Tablets of Destiny.
Sometimes the celestial Koran was called the Preserved Tablet.
There was some resemblance between this and other legendary
books of divine origin, such as the Ur-text, the Book of Thoth,
Emerald Tablet of Hermes.
"As in the case of the Judeo-Christian Bible, the Koran was much
rewritten to support new patriarchal laws and to obliterate the
figures of the Goddess and her priestesses."
As Walker says, the Koran was not
written by Mohammed. In The Great Religious Leaders, Potter says of
"It is very doubtful that he read
any of the Bible: indeed, it has not been proved that he ever
read anything, or wrote anything. He called himself 'the
Regarding the unoriginality of the
Koran, Daniel Pipes says (The Jerusalem Post, 5/12/00):
"The Koran is a not 'a product of
Muhammad or even of Arabia,' but a collection of earlier
Judeo-Christian liturgical materials stitched together to meet
the needs of a later age."
Indeed, the Koran was created over a
period of decades, if not centuries, and does not represent a single
"revelation" from the Almighty to Mohammed.
Who Was Mohammed?
Like that of Buddha, Jesus, Moses, et al., Mohammed's historicity is
questionable. He seems to be yet another incarnation ("Neros")
invented to create a "state" religion. His "history" is full of
fantastic legends, but if we were to find an individual there, it
would not be one of very high or affable character.
As Potter says:
"Of women, his taste ran to widows
with a temper... For recreation he delighted in cobbling shoes.
Perhaps his greatest joy was when he beheld the severed heads of
"His dislikes were just as varied. He detested silk-lined
clothes, interest charges, dogs, others' lies, Jews and
Christians. He hated poets, and said, 'Every painter will be in
"He was inordinately vain. A clever woman poet satirized him.
She was slain when asleep with her child at her breast, and the
vengeful Muhammad praised her murderer. Once he tortured a Jew
to find the location of hidden treasure and then had him killed
and added the widow to his harem. Strange indeed was the
character of the prophet.
How could such a person inspire such
reverence and devotion? It is one of the puzzles of history.
"It was not that he developed a great theology, either, for what
little theology Islam has, worthy of the name, was built up
after Muhammad had long been dead."
According to the hadiths or hadees,
records of the sayings and traditions of Mohammed and his
companions, the Prophet was indeed of a character that would repulse
any decent human being. One after another of the hadiths discuss
Mohammed's insatiable sexual appetite, which included having sex
with his "wife" who was 9 years old and who had not even reached
All the while, this dirty old man had
nothing but contempt for women.
As to how such a character could inspire such reverence and
devotion, we would submit that it was because Mohammed and Islam
were created by yet another faction of "the brotherhood" for
purposes of competition with Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism
and other religions.
As N.A Morozov says:
"...until the Crusades Islam was
indistinguishable from Judaism and... only then did it receive
its independent character, while Muhammad and the first Caliphs
are mythical figures."
Behind the creation of such ideologies
are usually those who benefit the most, particularly "third-party"
weapons manufacturers, since these divisive ideologies are forever
setting one culture against another.
"Let My People
Despite the unconvincing attempts by well-meaning individuals to
assert the pacificism of Islam, the fact is that it is a desert
warrior's religion and was not spread by peaceful means.
Berry says, in Religions of the World (Barnes & Noble, 1955, p. 62):
"Partly because he needed funds and
partly because his followers were not skilled in agriculture as
were the natives of Yathrib, [Mohammed] organized fighting bands
to raid caravans. Having no ties with the older religions, he
sent them out even in the peace months. This started Arabia's
Holy War. Mohammed's whole movement took on the character of
religious militarism. He made the Moslem fanatic fighters by
teaching that admission to Paradise was assured for all those
who died fighting in the cause of Allah."
In the end, Islam, which means
"submission," is built upon older myths and was designed to usurp
the power of Christians, Jews and women. While we have no quarrel
with Arabian culture, we do have a big problem with ideologies that
are filled with half-truths and lies. Because of male arrogance and
a racist mentality, ancient cultures, along with their variety,
justice and beauty, have become nearly obliterated.
In effect, the Western monolithic
religions represent a massive degradation of culture. This fact is
something no one should be proud of. Unfortunately, the masses are
utterly ignorant of the roots of the traditions they so mindlessly
If this planet's inhabitants would simply become educated to the
origins of their traditions in full, we could live in a world of
tremendous beauty and knowledge, as opposed to ugly, superstitious
and repressive ideologies that are exclusionary and bigoted. Islam
arose because of the repression of Christianity and Judaism, as well
as the unbalanced female-oriented culture.
Like those traditions, Islam is utterly
out of balance, and we may all suffer for it, particularly if the
predictions come true that Islam will be the most dominant religion
in the world in the next decades. As previously stated, there are
few non-Muslim women or men who would wish to live in such a world.
Because of this aversion, we would expect to see in the future
innumerable ghastly battles and wars waged in the name of one god or
If this world is to survive into the coming age, we will need as
many people as possible to drop all of these divisive doctrines,
which are simply racist and sexist ideologies not based in veracity
or stemming from any god person. Indeed, there is no such vulgar god
person who would be perversely pleased by the inhuman, despicable
and grotesque behavior displayed over the past several thousand
years by so-called religious people. What we need on this planet,
right now, are honest, caring and whole human beings who are
motivated not by potential favors and rewards from sadistic and
ethnocentric deities in the sky but by innate decency and integrity.
Only in this way can we all live in
peace rather than fear, which is the weapon wielded by religion to
convert the "faithful."