Tuesday, November 2, 2010
(An Islamic slave market in the time of Mohammed, where women were traded like animals, usually after being raped by the muslim soldiers who had "captured" them.)
Islam is the religion of Mohammed. According to Islam, Mohammed is the "perfect man" (Insaan-e-Kaamil) and the "perfect example for all mankind for all time." His behaviour is the ideal behaviour, and most of Islamic law (shari'a) is based on his recorded acts and words in the Hadith and Sira (his biography).
So what kind of a man was this "perfect man?" To answer this question, we must read the Hadith and the Sira, which record even trite details of his life in quite some detail. I started this process about 10 years back. I must confess that I was not at all prepared for what I read. Page after page of the Hadith and Sira show Mohammed to be the following:
1. A rapist
2. An extremely cruel man, capable of hideous punishments
3. A mass murderer
4. A liar
5. An adulterer
6. A child abuser
I will reproduce passages from the Sira and the Hadith to prove charges 1 and 2. The following are descriptions of Mohammed's raid on the Jewish fortress of Khaybar, in 628AD. This was one of the 27 military expeditions (Raziyas) that Mohammed himself led. The story of each one is roughly as follows: a group of "unbelievers" is attacked, without any reason, the men are killed, women and children are "distributed" among the muslim soldiers, with Mohammed keeping the best for himself. Let us see this pattern in the Khaybar raid.
Mohammed had hoped to obtain much wealth by killing the jews of Khaybar and looting their wealth. After Khaybar had fallen, he first orders the treasurer of the tribe to be tortured so that he may reveal where the tribe's treasure is hidden. This is page 515 of the Sira.
"Kinana al-Rabi, who had the custody of the treasure of Banu Nadir, was brought to the apostle who asked him about it. He denied that he knew where it was. A Jew came, to the apostle and said that he had seen Kinana going round a certain ruin every morning early. When the apostle said to Kinana, "Do you know that if we find you have it I shall kill you?" He said "Yes". The apostle gave orders that the ruin was to be excavated and some of the treasure was found. When he asked him about the rest he refused to produce it, so the apostle gave orders to al-Zubayr Al-Awwam, "Torture him until you extract what he has." So he kindled a fire with flint and steel on his chest until he was nearly dead. Then the apostle delivered him to Muhammad b. Maslama and he struck off his head, in revenge for his brother Mahmud."
So as you can see, Islam's "perfect man" was a torturer and a robber. A man who attacked tribes to loot their wealth. But wait, there is a happy ending here. You see, Kinana had a very beautiful wife named Safiya, who was 17 years old. We know that Mohammed liked them young. So you can guess what happens next. It is recorded both in the Hadith (which I reproduce below) and the Sira (which follows). First the Hadith, from Sahih Bukhari.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 143
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said to Abu Talha, "Choose one of your boy servants to serve me in my expedition to Khaibar." So, Abu Talha took me letting me ride behind him while I was a boy nearing the age of puberty. I used to serve Allah's Apostle when he stopped to rest. I heard him saying repeatedly, "O 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." Then we reached Khaibar; and when Allah enabled him to conquer the Fort (of Khaibar), the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin Akhtab was described to him. Her husband had been killed while she was a bride. So Allah's Apostle selected her for himself and took her along with him.
The Sira also records this. Let us read it next. This is on p. 516. Remember that Mohammed has just tortured this girl's husband to death. Now let us see what he does with her.
When the apostle married Safiya in Khaybar or on the way, she having been beautified and combed, and got in a fit state for the apostle by Umm Sulaym d. Milhan mother of Anas b. Malik, the apostle passed the night with her in a tent of his.
Just imagine this - a poor 17 year old girl's husband has just been tortured to death for treasure by this bandit Mohammed. In the battle earlier in the day, the girl's father, brother, and tribesman have been killed. And now she is being "beautified" for his carnal pleasure. If a person has any decency within him, he would want to cry at this. But remember, this was the norm for women whose menfolk fell to Islam's sword. They were "beautified" and raped. Throughout the muslim conquest of India, this pattern is repeated and described in much detail. I will post some of those historical records in other posts. Let us return to Safiya. We are now on p. 517 of the Sira.
Abu Ayyub, Khalid b. Zayd brother of B. al-Najjar passed the night girt with his sword, guarding the apostle and going round the tent until in the morning the apostle saw him and asked him what he meant by his action. He replied, ‘I was afraid for you with this woman for you have killed her father, her husband, and her people, and till recently she was in unbelief, so I was afraid for you on her account.’ They allege that the apostle said ‘O God, preserve Abu Ayyub as he spent the night preserving me.’
So Mohammed rapes Safiya the same night he has murdered her husband, father, brothers, while his henchman guards the tent. This is Islam's "perfect man."
I end with one question to my readers: what kind of ideology (please, let us not call it a religion) can a man of this demonic nature invent?
The answer is "Islam."