John R. Houk
© November 21, 2016
The difference between Christian Supremacism and Islamic Supremacism.
19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.[b]
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For “He has put all things under His feet.”[a] But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted.
47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord[a] from heaven.
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear[a] the image of the heavenly Man.
2 Cor. 5
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Believers Are Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
28 Then Samson called to the Lord, saying, “O Lord God, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!”
In the following Quranic surah, the key is to understand the English translation for the word “fitna”. A fairly reliable English dictionary is the Oxford dictionary which defines fitna this way:
Islam: [mass noun] Unrest or rebellion, especially against a rightful ruler.
Noun: 1. a state of trouble or chaos
Definition: The word fitna comes from an Arabic verb which means to "seduce, tempt, or lure." There are many shades of meaning, mostly referring to a feeling of disorder or unrest. It can be used to describe the difficulties faced during personal trials, the oppression of the powerful against the weak, or individuals or communities giving in to the "whispers" of Satan and falling into sin.
Variations of the word fitna are found throughout the Quran to describe the trials and temptations that may face the believers.
In modern usage, the term is used to describe forces that cause controversy, fragmentation, scandal, chaos, or discord within the Muslim community, disturbing social peace and order. The term has also been used to describe divisions which occurred in the early years of the Muslim community.
Anti-Muslim activist Geert Wilder used the term "Fitna" as the title of his controversial film that attempts to connect verses of the Quran with acts of violence.
The About.com post on fitna is written for Muslims and thus begins with the definition as pertaining to the inner-jihad concept which has to do with personal struggle in overcoming sin and how live under persecution. HOWEVER, the context on the Quranic verses I am about to share has to do with violent jihad against unbelievers who refuse to submit to the supremacism of Islam in all circumstances of life including personal non-Muslim faith such as Christianity and Judaism for example.
I should note that some of these English translations utilize the inner-jihad concept rather than the context outward-jihad in killing those who refuse to believe in Islam. Hence the word “persecution” or “oppression” is often used for fitna rather than disbelief or lack of faith.
Muhammad Sarwar: Those who deny your message will not believe whether you warn them or not
Mohsin Khan: Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him) warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe.
Muhammad Sarwar: Some people say, "We believe in God and the Day of Judgment," but they are not true believers.
Mohsin Khan: And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day" while in fact they believe not.
Muhammad Sarwar: When they are told not to commit corruption in the land, they reply, "We are only reformers".
Mohsin Khan: And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "We are only peacemakers."
Muhammad Sarwar: Should you have any doubt about what We have revealed to Our servant, present one chapter comparable to it and call all your supporters, besides God, if your claim is true.
Mohsin Khan: And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Quran) to Our slave (Muhammad Peace be upon him), then produce a Surah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful.
Muhammad Sarwar: You certainly knew about those among you who were transgressors on the Sabbath. We commanded them, "Become detested apes,"
Mohsin Khan: And indeed you knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath (i.e. Saturday). We said to them: "Be you monkeys, despised and rejected."
Muhammad Sarwar: However, you will find them the greediest of all men, even more than the pagans, for life. They would each gladly live for a thousand years, but such a long life would not save them from the torment. God sees what they do.
Mohsin Khan: And verily, you will find them (the Jews) the greediest of mankind for life and (even greedier) than those who - ascribe partners to Allah (and do not believe in Resurrection - Magians, pagans, and idolaters, etc.). Everyone of them wishes that he could be given a life of a thousand years. But the grant of such life will not save him even a little from (due) punishment. And Allah is All-Seer of what they do.
Sahih International: Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors.
Pickthall: Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.
Yusuf Ali: Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors.
Muhammad Sarwar: Fight for the cause of God, those who fight you, but do not transgress, for God does not love the transgressors.
Mohsin Khan: And fight in the Way of Allah those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors. [This Verse is the first one that was revealed in connection with Jihad, but it was supplemented by another (V.9:36)].
Sahih International: And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- îaram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
Pickthall: And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.
Yusuf Ali: And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith.
Muhammad Sarwar: Slay them wherever you may catch them and expel them from the place from which they expelled you. The sin of disbelief in God is greater than committing murder. Do not fight them in the vicinity of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca unless they start to fight. Then slay them for it is the recompense that the disbelievers deserve.
Mohsin Khan: And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Haram (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
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Sahih International: And if they cease, then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
Pickthall: But if they desist, then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Yusuf Ali: But if they cease, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
Muhammad Sarwar: If they give up disbelief and fighting, God is All-forgiving and All-merciful.
Mohsin Khan: But if they cease, then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Muhammad Sarwar: Believers, the pagans are filthy. Do not let them come near to the Sacred Mosque after this year. If you are afraid of poverty, He will make you rich if He wishes, by His favor. God is All-knowing and All-wise.
Mohsin Khan: O you who believe (in Allah's Oneness and in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW)! Verily, the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, and in the Message of Muhammad SAW) are Najasun (impure). So let them not come near Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) after this year, and if you fear poverty, Allah will enrich you if He will, out of His Bounty. Surely, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Muhammad Sarwar: Fight against those People of the Book who have no faith in God or the Day of Judgment, who do not consider unlawful what God and His Messenger have made unlawful, and who do not believe in the true religion, until they humbly pay tax with their own hands.
Mohsin Khan: Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
For more on the vileness of Islamic Supremacism read “Is the Quran Hate Propaganda?”
In the Christian perspective, sharing and allowing a person to receive or reject Christ as Savior of choosing life in God or choosing the Second Death is rejecting life in God – the consequence of choosing the Second Death is hell after the Last Judgment and no punish punishment in this life for rejecting Christ. In the Muslim perspective violence is the answer to disbelief in Allah! Violence leading to an often horrid physical death as well as punishment in the afterlife.
That is the difference between Christian Supremacism and Islamic Supremacism.
The actual honest Muslims are those that are ignorant of their own doctrine (the so-called peace-loving Moderate Muslims) or the “Radical” Muslims who understand the implications of their theopolitical religion and make no bones about implementing a supremacist Islamic agenda. Below is an example of the latter kind of Muslim.
Muslim Leader in US: “Islam is not here to Integrate. Islam is here to Dominate”
By TIM BROWN
NOVEMBER 19, 2016
At least there is one Muslim in America who is open and honest about what Islam is and what it is here for. No taqiyya, no mincing of words. Islam is here to dominate.
Haitham Ibn Thbait, of the American chapter of Hizb Ut-Tahrir, told American Muslims earlier this year that Islam was not here to integrate, but rather to dominate.