Islam - an 'evil' religion? In The Sword of the Prophet, Serge Trifkovic lists several danger signs, and sounds the alarm.

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The Sword of the Prophet - by Serge Trifkovic

To the West:
What about Osama bin Ladin
is there method to his madness?

the face of a hero - to many
Messiah? Hero Worship?

Bringing Not Peace but a Sword?

Matthew 10:34

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Book Review by Paul Eidelberg

The Sword of the Prophet
Grover Norquist gives political support to Islamists (Brotherhood)

Author : Serge Trifkovic
Author : Srdja Trifkovic
Regina Orthodox Press

In her extraordinary work, Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide, Bat Ye'or avoids discussing Islam per se. She lets Islam's thirteen-century record of plunder, rape, and genocide discredit that religion. One would hardly know of such barbarism reading the doyan of Islamic scholars, Bernard Lewis. Judging from his book What Went Wrong? (2002), nothing is intrinsically wrong with the religion that enthralls 1.2 billion people. And Lewis, unlike John Esposito, is not known as an apologist of Islam.

Enter Serge Trifkovic

Enter Serge Trifkovic, a man of extraordinary intellectual courage. His The Sword of the Prophet departs from the moral "neutrality" of academia and, in six lucid and well-documented chapters, provides a "Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam." Citing the Kuran and the voluminous Hadiths - the Traditions of what Muhammad said and did - Dr. Trifkovic exposes Islam's prophet as cruel, ignorant, and lascivious. He examines Islam's fatalistic theology; reviews this religion's devastation of other civilizations; warns of the Muslims' insidious penetration of America and Europe; criticizes U.S. appeasement of Saudi Arabia and other Islamic regimes; and goes to the heart of what must be done to prevent Islam's global ascendancy.

See Lakemba Fatwa (OZ)

An Unseemly Side of Islam
bloody borders of islam
Paul Sperry, the author of Infiltration, calls
Grover Norquist an agent of influence for Islamists

See Ramesh Khazanchi (exposing Islam)

Synopsis of Trifkovic book

Chapter 1, "Muhammad," portrays a simple preacher who became a fanatical warlord in the process of conquering Mecca and Medina. After slaughtering Arab tribesmen and looting their camels, the prophet and his followers kidnapped their women and staged an orgy of rape. One Hadith explains:
We desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, but at the same time we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing 'azl [coitus interruptus]. But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah's Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah's Messenger . . . and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.
To the men of one Jewish tribe, Muhammad offered the choice of conversion to Islam or death. Upon their refusal, up to 900 were decapitated in front of their women and children. "Truly the judgment of Allah was pronounced on high," was Muhammad's comment. The women were subsequently raped. Trifkovic comments: "That Muhammad's actions and words, as immortalized in the Kuran and recorded in the Traditions, are frankly shocking by the standards of our time—and punishable by it laws, that range from war crimes and murder to rape and child molestation—almost goes without saying." Trifkovik is aware of the cultural and historical relativism that would prompt Western intellectuals to say, "we must not extend the judgmental yardstick of our own culture to the members of other cultures who have lived in other eras." He counters this relativism by pointing out that "even in the context of seventh century Arabia, Muhammad had to resort to divine revelations as a means of suppressing the prevalent moral code of his own milieu."

Muhammad repeatedly invoked Allah as a deus ex machina, professing revelations to justify the prophet's political and personal needs. "Nowhere was this more obvious than when it came to his exaggerated sensuality." Trifkovic cites Ibn Warraq, author of Why I am Not a Muslim (1995), who asks whether Muhammad was a "known fraud, or did he sincerely believe that all his 'revelations' that constitute the Kuran were direct communications from God?" Warraq does not see how this can possibly matter to our moral judgment of Muhammad's character. "Certain racists sincerely believe that Jews should be exterminated. How does their sincerity affect our moral judgment of their beliefs?"

Trifkovic adds: "On the Prophet's own admission, Islam stands or falls with the person of Muhammad, a deeply flawed man by the standards of his own society, as well as those of the Old and New Testaments . . . and even by the law of which he claimed to be the divinely appointed medium and custodian. The problem of Islam, and the problem of the rest of the world with Islam, . . . is the religion's claim that the words and acts of its prophet provide the universally valid standard of morality as such, for all time and all men."

Our author sums up his assessment of Muhammad with the words of Sir William Muir (1819-1905), one of the world's greatest orientalists: "the sword of Muhammad and the Qur'an are the most fatal enemies of civilization, liberty, and truth which the world has yet known." No academician today would dare such a judgment. Even the outspoken Daniel Pipes feels compelled to distinguish Islam from "Islamism" and say Islam is compatible with democracy!

Chapter 2, "The Teaching," portrays Allah as very different from the God of the Bible. Allah is absolutely transcendent. He is pure will without personality. Islam offers an "empty and barren concept of deity." (Avraham Kook, the first Chief Rabbi of Palestine, regarded Islam's monotheism as barren and devoid of joy and life.) "One consequence of Allah's absolute transcendence and lordship," says Trifkovic, "is the impossibility of free will." Sinners are as predestined as virtuous believers. Whereas sinners will "fill up the burning regions of Hell," the virtuous believers will dwell in Paradise where, according to one Muslim commentator, "The men . . . have sexual relations not only with the women . . . but also with serving boys. . . In Paradise a believer's penis is eternally erect."

Given its fatalism, Islam is theologically incompatible with democracy, whose cardinal principle is freedom. The root of freedom is man's creation in the image of God - the God of Abraham. Abraham can argue and plead with God, as did Moses, because the God of the Jews is a personal God, immanent as well as transcendent. In contrast, the Muslim prostrates himself before Allah as a slave before a master. Trivkovic rightly states that it is more pertinent to compare Islam with totalitarian communism—despite its atheism - than with Judaism or Christianity. He could have pointed out that human dignity is not a normative principle of Islam if only because Islamic theology cannot abide the Jewish conception of man's creation in the image of God.

Turning to the Kuran, Trifkovic, like other critics, reveals Muhammad's distorted account of the various narratives of the Five Books of Moses. (Muhammad was ignorant of the books of the prophets). Noting that the Kuran underwent revision during Muhammad's tribulations and triumphs in Mecca and Medina, Trifkovic states that Islam's holy book "looks, feels, and sounds like a construct entirely human in origin and intent, clear in its earthly sources of inspiration and the fulfillment of the daily needs, personal and political, of its author."

"Of all major religions known to man," writes Trifkovic, "the teaching of Islam makes it the least amenable to dialogue with other faiths." Nevertheless, he informs us that President George W. Bush has internalized the ecumenical views of his adviser on Islam, Professor David Forte, a conservative Catholic who believes that Christianity and Islam can together foster family values. Forte, who is not an Islamic scholar, contends that Islamic terrorists are heretics or not authentic Muslims. He seems to have reinforced Mr. Bush's naïve belief that all religions are peace-loving, and that a religious person cannot possibly be a terrorist, i.e., evil. Trivkovic comments: "Their faulty understanding of Islamic theology leads them to imagine that 'Allah' is more or less interchangeable with the 'God' of the monotheists." Their ecumenism is intended to counter the globalization of secularism.

Chapter 3,"Jihad Without End," demonstrates that the goal of Islamic jihad is world conquest, and that willingness of Muslims to sacrifice their lives to this end "is neither extreme nor even remarkable from the standpoint of traditional Islam." The notion of "inner" jihad - of one's personal fight against his ego and sinful desires - came into being only after the Islamic Empire had been established. Of its countless jihads against unbelievers, Trifkovic emphasizes Islam's massacres in India, which "are unparalleled in history, bigger in sheer numbers than the Holocaust, or the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks." Regarding the Turks, "being a Greek, Armenian, Serb, or indeed any other Christian in the Ottoman Empire meant living in daily fear of murder, rape, torture, kidnap of one's children, slavery, and genocide." See

Trifkovic, a Christian who acknowledges the crimes committed against the Jews during the Crusades, nonetheless emphasizes Islam's crimes against Christian communities throughout the Middle East and North Africa. He deplores "politically correct" academics: "Thirteen centuries of religious discrimination, causing suffering and death of countless millions, have been covered by the myth of Islamic 'tolerance,' that is hurtful to the few descendants of the victims as it is useless as a means of appeasing latter-day jihadists."

This leads to Chapter 4, "The Fruits," which explodes the myth of Islam's "Golden Age." Our author correctly notes that the medieval philosophers al-Farabi and Avicenna, both Persian, "belong to 'Islam' just as much as Voltaire belongs to 'Christianity.'" (Muhsin Mahdi has shown that Farabi, to avoid being executed, crafted his work on Plato and Aristotle in an esoteric style. On the surface he appears as a devout Muslim; but a close reading reveals him as a disciple of Greek philosophy.) Contrary to its apologists, the Muslim Empire inherited the knowledge and skills of Greece, Persia, and India (including what are still mistakenly known as "Arabic" numbers.) "Whatever flourished," writes Trifkovic, "it was not by reason of Islam, it was in spite of Islam." Thus, in 1993, the supreme religious authority of Saudi Arabia, Sheik Abdel-Aziz Ibn Baaz, issued an edict, declaring that the world is flat: anyone of the round persuasion does not believe in God and should be punished."

The chapter concludes with these words of Alexis de Tocqueville: "I studied the Kuran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. So far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself."

Islamic decadence is rooted in its impersonal and empty monotheism. In contrast, Hebraic monotheism, as may be seen in the Biblical account of creation, seeks to probe the unity underlying the totality of existence - of man and the universe. Moreover, the creativity for which Jews are famous, especially in the sciences, is rooted in the Genesis conception of man's creation in God's image - the divine source of human creativity as well as the intellectual basis of Jewish faith. (In this latter respect, Judaism also differs from Christianity,)

Returning to Trivkovic, Chapter 5, "Western Appeasement," focuses on Washington's appeasement of Muslims in Bosnia, which has become a safe haven and transit for Arab terrorists. Israeli intelligence conveyed to the American State Department that "about 6,000 fighters in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, and Macedonia are ready to do Bin Laden's bidding, and that a nucleus of Bin Laden followers in the Balkans could balloon into an army of about 40,000 men." Also, some 2,000 to 10,000 Muslim migrants are arriving in Bosnia every month.

Trivkovic reveals how the State Department, while accusing Russian forces in Muslim Chechnya of "human rights" violations, exempts from human rights requirements such predominantly Muslim countries as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. (This hypocrisy is even more obscene in Washington's appeasement of the Arab Palestinians.) But our author's most dire warnings concern Washington's appeasement of Saudi Arabia. This totalitarian regime, linked to American corporations willing to sacrifice their country's interests to Mammon¸ is the financier of global terrorism.

Chapter 6, "Jihad's Fifth Column," surveys the incredibly rapid growth of the Muslim population in the West. Thanks to Saudi Arabia, thousands of mosques have sprung up throughout the U.S. and Europe. Their predominant message? Islam is the wave of the future. Despite Islam's openly declared objectives, the West refrains from restricting Muslim immigration and from enforcing the laws against Muslims who exploit democratic values to advance Islam's totalitarian ends.

Allied with these Muslims are postmodern liberals. These liberals are motivated by a hatred of Western civilization, primarily its biblical roots. Their pro-Muslim attitude—most pronounced in their support of the Palestinians—evinces an anti-Jewish animus. Academia is the seedbed of this unholy alliance of believers and atheists.

"Islam," Trivkovic concludes, "is a collective psychosis seeking to become global, and any attempt to compromise with such madness is to become part of the madness oneself." But what most threatens the West, says our author, is not Islam so much as the West's own "loss of Faith, and . . . the arrogant doctrine—rampant in 'the West' for three centuries now—that man can solve the dilemma of his existence by his unaided intellect alone. If that loss is not reversed, the game is over anyway—proving that where God retreats, Allah advances."

"The Sword of the Prophet" is indispensable reading.

Anti-Jihad voice
bloody borders of Islam
roots of Islamic terror
the history of jihad
Christian suffering
Samah Alrayyes (NORQUIST)
demise of the white west
infidel: ayaam hirsi ali

Moral Floggings Under Islamic Law

sharia flogging

Sharia Floggings

Islamic justice had condemned hundreds of young
women to be flogged in the Gulf in the past years

pictures thanks to Rolf B Miller

"As for those who think the Arab world promises freedom, the briefest study
of its routine traditional treatment of blacks (slavery) and women (purdah)
will provide relief from all illusion. If Malcolm X had been a black woman
his last message to the world would have been entirely different. The
brotherhood of Moslem men - all colors-may exist there, but part of the
glue that holds them together is the thorough suppression of women."
Alice Walker

Alice Walker has produced a documentary and published a book, both entitled "Warrior Marks," based on
her experiences investigating FGM (female genital mutilation) in Islamic regions of her ancestral AFRICA.


from Sheik Yermani

Muhammad described women as "unclean" creatures. In a Hadith, Muhammad says, "Three things corrupt prayer: Women, dogs, and donkeys." There are several other sayings in which Muhammad reduced women to the level of an animal. "Woman is a vile beast," and "I think that women were created for nothing but evil."

Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 132: Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zam'a:
The Prophet said, "None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day." Ideally when you flog one of your wives, let her recuperate that day and sleep with your other wives or your slave girls.

HOW TO BEAT YOUR WIFE TO AVOID BREAKING HER BONES Islamic way of beating or flogging wives is striking at their padded areas to avoid breaking any bones. Here is an example how considerate our prophet was when he beat his wives on their padded parts.

[padded? Would that be buttocks? The gluteal "padding"???]

from sheik yermani
from sheik yermani
For Her Own Good

Excerpts from Sword of the Prophet
Tocqueville wrote:
I studied the Kuran a great deal...... I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. As far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world, and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion infinitely more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself. [Quoted by Trifkovic, page 208]

The open-ended population explosion in every predominantly Muslim country in the world and the demographic collapse of Europe provide the context of immigration trends, prompting the conviction among many Muslims that tomorrow belongs to Islam. [Trifkovic, page 290-291]

Jean Raspail:
The West is empty, even if it has not yet become really aware of it. An extraordinarily inventive civilization, surely the only one capable of meeting the challenges of the third millennium, the West has no soul left. At every level -- nations, race, cultures as well as individuals -- it is always the soul that wins the decisive battles. [Quoted by Trifkovic, page 292]

Trifkovic warns of the consequences to each and every Western country that has carelessly opened the floodgates to mass immigration from the Muslim world. "The Muslim population of the world has been exploding, not only in Asia and Africa but also in Europe and the United States.... Most Muslim countries regard demography as a political weapon. They will gladly export their surplus population to Europe and America, aware that the bigger the diaspora, the greater the political influence it will exert, and the more concessions the Islamic world will be able to extort from the West. [Page 283]

The allied nations did not shirk their duty to convert Germany and Japan into democracies after defeating them. In the same way, we have every right to openly evangelize the Islamic nations not only with the gospel of Christianity, but also the 'gospel' of secular democratic thought. [Trifkovic, page 299]

Tom Paine, condemning the immorality and barbarity of African Slavery in America, says that the past treatment of Africans by socalled Christians would have tended to naturally fill them with Abhorrence of Christians. Our wickedness as Christians in promoting slavery in fact places us "in opposition to the Redeemer's cause, and the happiness of men. At the very minimum, we Christians are duty bound to our Redeemer and to lost humanity to repair past injuries. "Primitive Christians labored always to spread their divine religion; and this is equally our duty while there is an heathen nation."

Ernest Renan, a humanist, started his study of Islam by praising its ability to manifest 'what was divine in human nature,' but ended his study of Islam a quarter century later by concluding that 'Muslims are the first victims of Islam' and that, therefore, 'to liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him.' [Quoted by Trifkovic, page 301]

As to the notorious Arab slave trade of earlier times, it is said that during the 8th and 9th centuries of the Islamic Caliphate, most of the slaves were Slavic Eastern Europeans (called Saqaliba).

Last Temptation of Christ Thanks for Eidelberg's Review to Jack MacKercher, Captain, USN (Ret)
Former Navy PAO Specialist for the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Sword of the Prophet
by Serge Trifkovic
Boston: Regina Orthodox Press, 2002

Ο Τελευταίος Πειρασμός

Samuel Huntington used the phrase the bloody borders of Islam and much of the political world seemed to voice a "second" to the idea of Civilizations in Clash. Yet Islam itself is hardly on one accord these days. Moderates vie with fundamentalists, while secularists argue that the modern world is not out necessarily of synch with traditionalism and the great strands of the noble Islamic heritage.

The chief obsession of the 'Arabian Nights' - commentary on the general image of black men in Arab culture as slaves and sex fiends whose genital prowess in the boudoir beguiles the fair skinned women into uncontrolled sexual excess. (by George Benjamin)

Another Viewpoint

The Qu'ran does not hate Jesus

~ the man in white ~
To the contrary, Islam has always had the highest respect for the man Jesus, Isa al Masih -- the man in white. If anything,
the witness of Islam stands as a gentle rebuke to the complacency, even the spiritual smugness of the Christian faith through history.

Jesus in the Qu'ran

Hymn to the crucified
Dialog or Distrust?

Contrasting Christian apathy with Communist zeal, Martin Luther King, Jr. asked:
"How many Christians are as concerned to win others for Christ? Would that the Christian fire were burning in the hearts of all Christians with the same intensity as the Communist fire is burning in the hearts of Communists.
We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must recapture the spirit of the early church .... [and make] a triumphant witness for Christ."

The New Martyrs

Why So Much Hatred of Our Fellow Man?
Bob Shepherd:

Bob Shepherd - 2011 Somehow the real enemy must be a sort of hardness of heart in man himself (all of us?). In early 2010 we see increased radicalization in some extremist sectors of the Middle East. A US-born Muslim, Mr. Anwar al-Awlaki, is now calling for the "justified" murder of any and all Americans (yes civilians), for their collective crimes against Islam. What accounts for extreme radicalization on ANY side, whether in the West -- or elsewhere? How do people begin to hate others, or to give up on one another? At what point do ANY of us decide that there is no possibility that the other viewpoint MIGHT have some value?
In the words of a near-forgotten gospel song, Heaven help us all.

[5/24/10 - bob shepherd]