The seventh surah is one of many that ties Islam to terror. It began, as you may recall, with Allah launching a blitzkrieg attack on some unsuspecting townsfolk. His line, "Our terror came unto them while they slept," was chilling. We covered the first half of this revelation in the third chapter as it devolved into a disturbing conversation between Allah, Satan, and Adam. Now it's time to jump back in where we left off. Qur'an 7.39 "The first will say to the last: 'See there! No advantage have you over us; so taste the torment you have earned.' To those who reject Our signs and deny Our revelations, treating them with arrogance, no opening will there be of the gates of the Garden of Bliss, until the camel can pass through the eye of the needle. Such is our reward for the guilty. They shall have a bed on the floor of Hell and coverings of fire; this is how We reward them." The Qur'an may be the only book that is more racist, hateful, and violent than Mein Kampf. Hitler gave six million Jews a bed of fire. Muhammad's dark spirit could have been his inspiration.
I have a copy of Mein Kampf published immediately after Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact giving most of Czechoslovakia to Hitler. The land-for-peace process was complete; the war had yet to begin. With that in mind, I want to quote from the translator.' introduction. As I do, I want you to mentally substitute 9/11 for the annexation of Czechoslovakia, Muhammad for Hitler, the Qur'an for Mein Kampf , and Islam for Nazism. "The pact of Munich has awakened the American public as never before to the seriousness to the world and to themselves of the Nazi program and consequently to the possible significance of every page of the book that can justly be regarded as the Nazi gospel. Here, in its entirety, for the American people to read and to judge for themselves, is the work which has sold in Germany by the millions, and which is the best-written evidence of the character and spirit of Adolf Hitler and his government. Mein Kampf gives the full flavor of the author's mind, conveying his motivations."
As if they were talking about the Qur'an and its author Muhammad, the translators said: "Hitler was not an artist in literary expression, but a political profiteer often indifferent to grammar and syntax. Mein Kampf is a propagandistic essay by a violent partisan. As such, it often warps historical truth, sometimes ignoring it completely. We have, therefore, felt it our duty to accompany the text with factual information, which constitutes an extensive critique of the original. No American would like to assume responsibility for giving the public a text which, if not tested in the light of diligent inquiry, might convey the impression that Hitler was writing history rather than propaganda."
Fifty million people perished because we did not heed these words: "In conclusion, read Mein Kampf with a clear eye and the book will show you what manner of man der Fuhrer is - one who as a boy had nothing excepting a passionate belief that Germany must obtain a larger place in the sun with the help of the sword. The engines of industry now spin round in trepidation, and the engines of war are piled giddily in higher and higher pyramids. Already the latter are all that really count - the former only serve to create an illusion. There will be no stopping this doctrine until in the world of ideas or ideals there are those which are stronger than those contained in Mein Kampf . It is our profound conviction that as soon as enough people have seen through this book, lived with it until its revelations are so startlingly vivid that all else is obscured by comparison, the tide will begin to turn."
They said: "We have the deepest regard for the German people... so we have elected to set down without malice, yet with all the truth that we can muster, the record of Hitler and his Struggle ." Today, the stakes are even higher. With weapons of mass destruction, a billion may die in the wake of our ignorance. So in an attempt to postpone what may be inevitable, starting in the Mein Kampf chapter I will compare Hitler's rant with the Qur'an, and Nazism to Islam. But between now and then, take a deep breath and continue to journey with me through the mind and motivations of Hitler's twin, the Prophet Muhammad.