Chronologically, the second to last surah revealed to Islam's "apostolic prophet" was named "Repentance", something that was beyond his ability. Much of it precedes and validates the conquest of Mecca. As a result of the defeat suffered at the hands of the Byzantines, Muhammad needed to vanquish an easier prey. But there was a problem. Muhammad had given his word, signed his name on a "peace treaty," proclaiming that he would not attack his hometown. So what do you suppose he did?
Foreshadowing what was to come, Muhammad said on behalf of his god: Qur'an 9:2 "Go for four months, backwards and forwards, throughout the land, but know that you cannot weaken Allah or escape. Allah will disgrace the unbelievers and put those who reject Him to shame."
Then Team Islam reneges on its commitment. Qur'an 9:3 "And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger, to the people (assembled) on the day of the Great Pilgrimage, that Allah and His Messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations with the Pagans. If then, you relent, it is best for you; but if you do not, know you that you cannot escape Allah, weaken or frustrate Him. And proclaim a grievous penalty of a painful doom to those who reject Faith." If you are a Muslim, ask yourself: if your prophet and his god were willing to break their sworn oath on this occasion, why trust them on any other occasion? Might their promises of paradise be equally hollow? Why does anyone trust a lying spirit?
The line "Allah and His Messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations" is a repudiation of written testimony. The verse Qur'an 66:1 "Allah has already sanctioned for you the dissolution of your vows" is an abandonment of sworn oaths, or verbal testimony. Islam's prophet and god said that their word and their scripture was not to be believed. So was Muhammad lying when he said that Allah was God? Did he lie when he claimed to be a prophet? What part of the Qur'an is untrue: some of it or all of it? Does paradise have virgins? Do killers go there? Does God really want his creation to follow the example of a perverted pedophile, a man guilty of incest and rape, a money-grubbing terrorist?
While you are pondering those questions, consider what comes next. Islam's dark spirit declares war on non-Muslims. Allah orders his militants to go out hunting by way of ambush. Muslims are told to fight non-Muslims, to slay them, to enslave them, and to torture them, deploying every strategy of war. Muslims must do this until every non-Muslim surrenders, worships the deceitful deity, and pays the Islamic tax.
I dare say, if this were the only verse in the Qur'an commanding Muslims to fight, enslave, torture, and kill non-Muslims, it would be sufficient to banish Islam: the order is open ended - it's not limited by time or place. Simply stated: they will kill until we stop them. Qur'an 9:5 "When the sacred forbidden months for fighting are past, fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive , beleaguer them , and lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war. But if they relent, performing their devotional obligations and paying the zakat tax, then open the way. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful." The Islamic god said, "I created Islam to start fights that will kill, enslave, and torture people by way of deceptive ambush. Surrender, or I will have Muslims terrorize you."
So that the message would not be lost on the faithful: Bukhari:V9B84N59 "Allah's Apostle said, 'I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah." Whoever says this will save his property and his life from me.'" Worship the Devil or die.
Then in direct conflict with its doctrine of predestination, the Qur'an says: Qur'an 9:6 "If a disbeliever seeks protection, grant him asylum so that he may hear the word of Allah; and then escort him to where he can be secure. That is because they are ignorant."
Those who are embarrassed by history rewrite it. This is Islam's feeble yet desperate attempt to justify lying at Hudaybiyah: Qur'an 9:7 "How can there be a covenant between Allah and His Messenger and the disbelievers with whom you made a treaty near the sacred Mosque? As long as these stand true to you, stand you true to them: for Allah does love those who keep their duty to Him." More directly stated: "Our word only stands if it's in our interest, and if you surrender to and obey us." Moreover, why is Allah griping about forming a "covenant" with "disbelievers" when he, his Ka'aba, and religion were created by them?
Revealing why the surah was named "Repentance" we find Muhammad regretting that he had been out-negotiated at Hudaybiyah. Qur'an 9:8 "How (can there be such a treaty), seeing that they get an advantage, the upper hand over you? They do not pay you respect, or honor you or the ties of kinship or covenant. With (good words from) their mouths they entice you , but their hearts are averse to you; and most of them are rebellious and wicked." Another translation assumes that the words Allah left out, and thus words which had to be inserted by the translator, were "How (can they be trusted)?" Ironic, since Muslims, not Meccans, breached the treaty and then disavowed it. The word "hypocrite" comes to mind.
As with most of what flows from Muhammad's mouth, this next verse is a lie. The prophet continues to project his failings onto his foes. He is invariably guilty of what he condemns. Qur'an 9:10 "They have no regard to ties of kinship or honor for the covenant with the believers. It is they who have transgressed the bounds and gone beyond the limits."
As I write these words there is a rumor spreading around the world that the Qur'an is prophetic because verse 9:11 predicts an Arab will destroy an Eagle. It's not true. Qur'an 9:11 "But if they repent, establish devotional obligations and pay the zakat, they are your brethren in Religion: (thus) do We explain the Signs in detail for those who understand." These are the "details" of Islam directly from Allah: repent by confessing that Muhammad's message and example are right, perform mindless ritual, and pay a tax. If you do, you get to live (under their tyranny).
Again projecting their faults on others, the Team that dissolved their vows cries: Qur'an 9:12 "If they violate their oaths and break treaties, taunting you for your Religion, then fight these specimens of faithlessness, for their vows are nothing to them, that they may be restrained." Do you suppose "fighting specimens of faithlessness" is religious? Yet there are lessons here. Muhammad is a hypocrite (the behavior of a liar) as he does what he condemns. And treaties with Muslims are useless. Trying to motivate peaceful Muslims to fight for his personal quest - the acquisition of the Ka'aba Inc. - Muhammad tells them that they have a choice: face his enemy or face his terrorist god. Qur'an 9:13 "Will you not fight people who violated their oaths, plotted to expel the Messenger, and became the aggressors by being the first (to assault) you? Do you fear them? Nay, it is Allah Whom you should fear more!" Not that it's unusual for Allah to lie, but the Muslims were the aggressors. They drew first blood, by their own admission. Tabari VII:19 "They plucked up courage and agreed to kill as many as they could and to seize what they had with them. Waqid shot an arrow at Amr and killed him. Then Abd Allah and his companions took the caravan and the captives back to Allah's Apostle in Medina. This was the first booty taken by the Companions of Muhammad." Ishaq:289 "Our lances drank of Amr's blood and lit the flame of war." Ishaq:288 "The Quraysh said, 'Muhammad and his Companions have violated the sacred month, shed blood, seized property, and taken men captive. Muhammad claims that he is following obedience to Allah, yet he is the first to violate the holy month and to kill.'"
Fanning the flames of jihad, the Qur'an bellows: Qur'an 9:14 "Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, lay them low, and cover them with shame. He will help you over them and heal the breasts of Believers." Since neither Allah nor Muhammad ever healed anyone, the promise was as hollow as the pledge of paradise. Qur'an 9:16 "Do you think you will get away before Allah knows who among you have striven hard and fought?" Islam has but one test to sift the good Muslims from bad ones.
The terrorist dogma masquerading as a tolerant religion says: Qur'an 9:17 "The disbelievers have no right to visit the mosques of Allah while bearing witness against their own souls to infidelity. These it is whose doings are in vain, and in the fire shall they abide. Only he shall visit the mosques of Allah who believes in Allah and the latter day, and keeps up devotional obligations, pays the zakat, and fears none but Allah." What's particularly intolerant about this is the fact that the Ka'aba had been a pagan mosque, one open for all peace-loving people to visit. Muslims waged an unceasing terrorist campaign against the Meccans because they claimed that they had been prevented from visiting their god's house. So egregious was this crime, Allah said that it was worse than human slaughter. But now that Muslims are on the verge of conquering Mecca, their god does a one-eighty and approves what he once condemned - a lock-out of all non-Muslims.
Muhammad recognized the hypocritical position he had just placed his god in, so he attempted to belittle the services the Quraysh had provided Allah and his pilgrims for centuries. Qur'an 9:19 "Do you make the giving of drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance of the Sacred Mosque, equal to those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and fight in the Cause of Allah? They are not comparable in the sight of Allah. Those who believe, and left their homes and strive with might fighting in Allah's Cause with their goods and their lives, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah." The highest ranking Muslims are those who fight fiercely. Faith is for fools.
The more virgins Muhammad added to his harem, the less he spoke about them in paradise. Qur'an 9:21 "Their Lord does give them glad tidings of a mercy from Him, of His pleasure, and of gardens for them, wherein are delights that endure."
Then the god who rebuked the Quraysh for breaking family ties, severed them on behalf of Islam. Qur'an 9:23 "Believers, take not for friends your fathers and your brothers if they love disbelief above belief. If you do, you do wrong. Say: If your fathers, your sons, your families, your wives, relatives and property which you have acquired, and the slackness of trade which you fear and dwellings which you like, are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and striving hard and fighting in His Cause, then wait till Allah brings about His decision (torment)." We have been given another insight into Muhammad's insecurity. He craved praise. These Bukhari Hadiths are even more desperate. Bukhari:V1B2N13 "Allah's Apostle said, 'By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children.'" And: Bukhari:V1B2N14 "The Prophet said, 'None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.'" Imagine loving a sexual pervert, a money-grubbing pirate and terrorist, more than your parents and children.
Speaking on behalf of his dark spirit, Muhammad recited: Qur'an 9:25 "Assuredly, Allah did give you victory on many battlefields and on the day of (the battle of) Hunayn: Behold, your great numbers elated you, but they availed you naught, and you turned back in retreat. But Allah did send down his Sakinah on the Messenger and Believers, and sent down forces (angels) which you saw not. He punished the Infidels. Such is their reward." This "battle" (actually terrorist raid) had not been fought when this surah was allegedly revealed. We will cover Hunayn in the last chapter. The reason it's tossed in here is because the 9th surah has been devoted to Jihad.
Unable to contain his hatred, Muhammad says on behalf of his personal deity: Qur'an 9:28 "Believers, truly the pagan disbelievers are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque . And if you fear poverty (from the loss of their merchandise), soon will Allah enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty ." By booting the Meccans out of Mecca the Muslims knew that they would kill their Golden Goose - their favorite source of booty. Robbing Quraysh caravans had funded the rise of Islam. As parasites, they'd die along with their host.
By calling non-Muslims "unclean," Muhammad confirmed he was a racist. A Hadith in the Noble Qur'an explains: "Their impurity is physical because they lack personal hygiene (filthy as regards urine, stools and blood.)" For Muhammad, cleanliness was next to godliness, so Bukhari devoted an entire book to potty talk. Here are some "inspired scriptures" from his Book of Wudu: Bukhari:V1B4N137 "Allah's Apostle said, 'The prayer of a person who does Hadath (passes urine, stool or wind) is not accepted till he performs ablution.'" Bukhari:V1B4N139 "I asked Allah's Apostle about a person who imagined they passed wind during prayer. He replied: 'He should not leave his prayer unless he hears sound or smells something.'" Bukhari:V1B4N154 "Whenever Allah's Apostle went to answer the call of nature, I along with another boy used to go behind him carrying a tumbler of water for cleaning the private parts and a spear-headed stick." Bukhari:V1B4N156 "The Prophet said, 'Whenever anyone makes water he should not hold his penis or clean his private parts with his right hand. While drinking, one should not breathe in the utensil.'" Bukhari:V1B4N158 "The Prophet went out to answer the call of nature and asked me to bring three stones. I found two stones and searched for the third but could not find it. So I took a dried piece of dung and brought it to him. He took the stones and threw away the dung, saying, 'This is a filthy thing." Bukhari:V1B4N163 "The Prophet said, 'Whoever cleans his private parts with stones should do it with an odd number of stones. And whoever wakes up should wash his hands before putting them in the water for ablution. Nobody knows where his hands were during sleep.'" Bukhari:V1B4N174 "During the lifetime of Allah's Apostle dogs used to urinate and pass through the mosque. Nevertheless they never used to sprinkle water on it." Bukhari:V1B4N1229-33 "Aisha said, 'I used to wash the semen off the clothes of the Prophet. When he went for prayers I used to notice one or more spots on them.'" Muslims assure us that these words were inspired by Allah.
Returning to the Qur'an, the peaceful god of the peace-loving religion said: Qur'an 9:29 "Fight those who do not believe in Allah nor the Last Day, who do not forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth (Islam), (even if they are) of the People of the Book (Christians and Jews), until they pay the Jizyah tribute tax in submission, feeling themselves subdued and brought low." Everything you need to know about Islam is contained in this one verse. Muslims are ordered to fight Christians and Jews until they either surrender and become Muslims or they commit financial suicide by paying the Jizyah tribute tax in submission. (Paying Muslims the "Jizyah" is not unlike giving the godfather's goons a bribe to keep the mafia from killing you and your family.)
Confirming that Allah is too dumb to be god and that Islam's enemies are Christians and Jews: Qur'an 9:30 "The Jews call Uzair (Ezra) the son of Allah, and the Christians say that the Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying from their mouths; they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's (Himself) fights against them, cursing them, damning and destroying them. How perverse are they!" God ought to be smarter than this. Ezra was but one of many Hebrew priests. He was neither a prophet nor divine. The Messiah is Yahweh's Anointed and has nothing to do with Allah. No one mouthed these delusional thoughts save Muhammad. But he has revealed the source of his rage. Jews and Christians did not accept his preposterous claim of being a prophet, so his insecurity caused him to hate them, to call them perverse, to curse them, and then to kill them. He was even willing to contradict his scriptures to do it. Remember: Qur'an 2:286 "We make no distinction between His Messengers." And: Qur'an 2:285 "Surely those who believe and Jews, and Nazareans , and the Sabaeans , whoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day shall have his reward with his Lord and will not have fear or regret."
The next time you hear a Muslim say that Islam is tolerant because Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet, you'll know how they define tolerance: "fighting against them, cursing them, damning and destroying them: how perverse are they!" As with everything in Islam, good is bad; truth is deceit; peace is surrender; and tolerance is marked by hate and violence.
Ignorant, Muhammad claimed his idol said: Qur'an 9:31 "They (Jews and Christians) consider their rabbis and monks to be gods besides Allah. They also took their Lord Messiah to be a god but they were commanded (in the Taurat and Injeel) to worship only One Ilah (God). There is no ilah (god) but He. Too holy is He for the partners they associate (with Him)." Since God cannot be this poorly informed, Allah cannot be God. Neither rabbis nor monks have ever been considered divine by Jews or Christians. So by reciting these words, Muhammad revealed that the Qur'an wasn't inspired. And while I appreciate the confession, I continue to be skeptical that any thinking person actually believes this foolishness. How can Allah be depicted torturing men in hell, yet be "too holy" to be associated with the Messiah?
Based upon a Hadith footnoted in the Noble Qur'an, it's apparent the first Muslims were better informed than their prophet and god. "Once while Allah's Messenger was reciting this verse, Adi said, 'O Allah's Messenger, they do not worship rabbis and monks.' The Prophet said, 'They certainly do.'"
Qur'an 9:32 "Fain would they extinguish Allah's light with their mouths, but Allah disdaineth (aught) save that He shall perfect His light that His light should be perfected, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it)." ...as should everyone.
Anyone who says Islam is tolerant is a liar. Qur'an 9:33 "It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the Religion of Truth (Islam) to make it superior over all religions, even though the disbelievers detest (it)."
In this next verse we learn that monks and rabbis, not Islamic pirates, are money grubbers. Qur'an 9:34 "Believers, there are many (Christian) monks and (Jewish) rabbis who in falsehood devour the wealth of mankind and hinder (men) from the way of Allah. And there are those who bury gold and silver and spend it not in Allah's Cause. (Muhammad) announce unto them tidings of a painful torture. On the Day heat will be produced out of that (wealth) in the Fire of Hell. It will be branded on their foreheads, their flanks, and their backs. 'This is the (treasure) which you hoarded for yourselves: now taste it!'" Just when you thought Allah couldn't get any nastier or more hypocritical...
The Qur'an and Hadith make it abundantly clear that Muhammad hated Jews with a passion, so much so that he became their most bloodthirsty predator. Yet neither explains why, or even how, Muhammad came to detest Christians. His misinformed attacks on their beliefs proved that he didn't know them very well.
This next transition is as flawed as the rest of the Qur'an. The logic of the verse is faulty as well. In reverence to Allah's moon-god heritage, Muhammad established a lunar year without the intercalary month every five years. As a result, the Islamic seasons float aimlessly around the calendar. Qur'an 9:36 "The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve - so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred: that is the straight usage and the right religion. So wrong not yourselves therein, and wage war on the disbelievers all together as they fight you collectively. But know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves. Verily the transposing (of a prohibited month) is an addition to unbelief: the Unbelievers are led to wrong thereby: for they make it lawful one year, and forbidden another in order to adjust the number of months forbidden by Allah and make such forbidden ones lawful. The evil of their course seems pleasing to them." This is further proof that Allah was too dumb to be divine. For over three thousand years civilized societies had been better informed than he.
Lunacy aside, Muhammad took another swipe at peaceful Muslims who still had a conscience. Qur'an 9:38 "Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allah (i.e., Jihad) you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you march, He will afflict and punish you with a painful torture, and put others in your place. But you cannot harm Him in the least." According to Allah, if Muslims aren't eager to fight he will replace them and then torture them. But with whom, may I ask? And can you imagine a god so feeble he needs to tell his faithful that they "cannot harm Him?"
This next passage, like so many in the Qur'an, makes no sense without the context of the Hadith. Qur'an 9:40 "If you help not him (your leader Muhammad), (it is no matter) for Allah did indeed help him, when the Unbelievers drove him out, the second of two when they were in the cave, and he said, 'Be not sad, for Allah is with us.' Then Allah sent down His Sakinah and strengthened him with (angelic) army forces which you saw not, and humbled to the depths the word of the Unbelievers." Following the Satanic Verse fiasco, Muhammad had to flee Mecca in shame. On the way out of town, he and Abu Bakr had to hide in a cave for fear the Meccans would find them. So Allah is saying that he protected them with an army of killer angels.
Speaking of killers... Qur'an 9:41 "March forth, (equipped) with light or heavy arms, and strive with your goods and your lives in the Cause of Allah. That is best for you, if you knew."
But there were too many "bad" Muslims in the prophet's company who were unwilling to kill for him - unless, of course, it was an easy kill and the booty was plentiful. They were mercenaries, after all. Qur'an 9:42 "(O Prophet) had there been immediate gain (in sight with booty in front of them), and the journey easy - a near adventure - they would (all) without doubt have followed you, but the distance was long on them. They would indeed swear, 'If we only could, we would have come out with you.' They cause their own souls to perish; for Allah knows they are liars." According to Allah, peaceful Muslims lie.
In this series of verses, Allah is speaking about the terrorist raid Muhammad led against the Byzantine Christians at Tabuk. Unfortunately for Islam's credibility, the surah preceded the raid by more than a year and Hadith are required to unravel the Qur'an. Qur'an 9:43 "May Allah forgive you (O Muhammad). Why did you grant them leave (for remaining behind; you should have persisted as regards to your order to them to proceed on Jihad), until those who told the truth were seen by you in a clear light, and you had known the liars." Speaking of liars, we've just caught Muhammad in the act. If Allah were God and dictating the Qur'an, he would not say "May Allah forgive you."
Qur'an 9:44 "Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day do not ask for an exemption from fighting with your goods and persons. And Allah knows well those who do their duty." All good Muslims are terrorists. Allah said so. Bad Muslims, on the other hand, just make excuses: Qur'an 9:45 "Only those ask for exemption (from Jihad) who believe not in Allah and whose hearts are in doubt, so that they are tossed to and fro. If they had intended to march out to fight, they would certainly have made some preparation and readied their equipment; but Allah was averse to their being sent forth; so He made them lag behind. 'Sit you among those who sit.' If they had marched with you, they would not have added to your (strength) but only (made for) discord, spying and sowing sedition. There would have been some in your midst who would have listened to them. But Allah knows well those who do wrong and are wicked." More than anything, Allah hated peace.
Still rebuking pacifist Muslims... Qur'an 9:48 "They had plotted sedition before, and upset matters for you until the Decree of Allah became manifest, much to their disgust. Among them are many who say: 'Grant me exemption to stay back at home (exempted from Jihad). And do not tempt me .' Have they not fallen into temptation already? Indeed, Hell surrounds them." Muhammad was "tempting" Muslims to fight for him. Those he couldn't seduce, Allah condemned.
Desperate to beguile his troops: Qur'an 9:52 "Say: 'Can you expect for us (any fate) other than one of two glorious things (martyrdom or victory)? But we can expect for you that Allah will send his punishment of doom from Himself, or by our hands.' Say: 'Pay your contribution for the Cause willingly or unwillingly: for you are indeed rebellious and wicked.'" "Fight or I will kill you myself," is the message. But since Allah couldn't kill, he opted to have good Muslims kill the bad ones.
After saying that he was going to take their money "willingly or unwillingly," Islam's deceitful spirit claims: Qur'an 9:54 "The only reasons why their contributions are not accepted are: that they reject Allah and His Messenger; that they come to prayer sluggishly; and that they offer contributions unwillingly." Here's the bottom line: the peaceful Muslims were unwilling to fund Jihad so rather than admit defeat, Muhammad said: "I didn't want their money anyway." But he couldn't help himself. He had to lash out at those who withheld the funds he needed to perpetuate his reign of terror. As we have learned, terrorism isn't cheap. It's no coincidence that the richest Islamic regimes manufacture the most terrorists.
Next we learn that Muhammad was "dazzled by wealth" and "Allah's plan is to punish." Qur'an 9:55 "Let not their wealth nor their (following in) sons dazzle you or excite your admiration (Muhammad). In reality Allah's plan is to punish them with these things in this life, and make certain that their souls perish in their denial of Allah. They swear that they are indeed with you; but they are not. They do not want (to appear in their true colors) because they are afraid of you." They were "afraid" of their prophet because he was a terrorist. The bad, peace-loving Muslims knew that Muhammad's militants would attack them as they had the Jews, stealing their property, torturing them, raping them, enslaving them, and killing them. It's stunning that the Qur'an would admit that Muslims were afraid of Muhammad. But then again, tyrants the world over are always the same. "He who fears will obey."
If you think this interpretation is too harsh, consider the following Hadith: Bukhari:V1B11N626 "The Prophet said, 'No prayer is harder for the hypocrites than the Fajr. If they knew the reward they would come to (the mosque) even if they had to crawl. Certainly I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes.'"
The Profit's message was: "Obey and pay or you'll burn." Bukhari:V8B76N548 "The Prophet said, 'Protect yourself from the Fire.' He turned his face aside as if he were looking at it and said, 'Protect yourself from the Fire.' and turned his face aside as if he were looking at it, and he said for the third time till we thought he was actually looking at it: 'Protect yourselves from the Fire.'" Bukhari:V8B76N547 "The Prophet said, 'All of you will be questioned by Allah on the Day of Doom. There will be no interpreter between you and Allah. And the Hell Fire will confront you. So, whoever among you can, save yourself from the Fire.'" Muhammad has once again put Allah in hell.
Slandering and threatening his own, Allah says: Qur'an 9:57 "If they could find a place to flee to, a cave or hole to hide, they would run away with an obstinate rush. And some slander you, blaming you (of partiality) in the matter of (the distribution of) the offerings . If they are given part of these, they are pleased, but if not they are indignant and enraged!" The first Muslims were bickering over the booty.
According to the Hadith, the founders of Islam made nothing and stole everything. As such, these Muslims were squabbling over looted loot. Qur'an 9:59 "(How much more seemly) if only they had been content with what Allah and His Messenger gave them, and said, 'Sufficient is Allah! His Messenger will soon give us His bounty. We implore Allah to enrich us.'" When you are a miserly pirate, things can get prickly.
Many said Muhammad was too easily swayed, evidenced by the Quraysh Bargain and the Satanic Verses. So the book that claims that it was written before time began, abruptly changes subject and presents a temporal defense of its lone voice: Qur'an 9:61 "Among them are men who vex, annoy, and molest the Prophet, saying, 'He is (all) ear and believes every thing that he hears.' Say, 'He listens to what is best for you: he believes in Allah, has faith in the Believers, and is a Mercy to those of you who believe.' But those who offend the Messenger will have a grievous torment, a painful doom." It's another insight into the troubled soul of this chronically insecure man. The molested has become a molester.
I'm not sure that this makes any sense, but it does reveal that Islam was perpetrated to please Muhammad. Qur'an 9:62 "To you they swear in order to please you: but it is more fitting that they should please Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad)."
When there wasn't enough dough to bribe the bullies, Muhammad just threatened them. Qur'an 9:63 "Know they not that for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger is the Fire of Hell wherein they shall dwell? That is the supreme disgrace."
But the "peaceful Muslim hypocrites" recognized that Muhammad was the biggest Muslim Hypocrite of all. They had observed his willingness to falsify scripture to satiate his desire for money, power, or sex. Acknowledging this problem, his dark spirit says: Qur'an 9:64 "The Hypocrites are afraid that a surah will be sent down about them, showing them what is (really) in their hearts. Say: 'Go ahead, scoff and mock, will you! Lo, Allah is disclosing what you fear.' If you question them (Muhammad about this), they declare: 'We were only talking idly, jesting in play.' Say: 'Was it at Allah and His proofs, signs, verses, lessons, and Messenger that you were mocking?'" It is as if we have returned to Mecca. Muhammad is being mocked. Those who knew him best were scoffing at his demonic scripture, example, and god.
Muhammad, like all insecure men, was obsessed with rejection. Even after eliminating the Jews, his only literate foe, Arabs continued to be repulsed. Twenty years after the first cave-vision, Muhammad couldn't sell Islam on its merits. Qur'an 9:66 "Make no excuses: you have rejected Faith after you had accepted it. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others amongst you, for they are disbelievers." Any free and enlightened man or woman exposed to Islam will reject it as did most of those who lived in the prophet's presence. That is why Muhammad had to make rejecting Islam a capital offense.
And it remains so to this day. This news report from WorldNetDaily confirms what happens to Muslims who reject Islam. "Dateline Jerusalem, 2003: After slaughtering a Muslim-turned-Christian, Islamic extremists returned the man's body to his Palestinian family in four pieces. The newly converted man left his friends and family earlier this month bound for a mountainous region of the Palestinian Authority. He took Christian material with him - tapes and a Bible. Ten days later, the body of the man, who left behind a wife and two small children, was returned to his home, having been cut into four pieces. The family believes the act was meant a warning to other Muslims who might consider becoming Christians. Under Muslim Sharia law, any male who leaves Islam faces the death penalty. The terror group Hamas receives funding from Iran specifically for this purpose."
Returning to the surah, we find Muhammad attacking his renegades just as today's Muslims are doing. It's hard to imagine the percentage who must have rejected Muhammad and Islam for the Qur'an to focus so intently on them. Qur'an 9:67 "The Hypocrites, men and women, (have an understanding) with each other. They enjoin what is forbidden, and forbid what Islam commands. They withhold their hands (from spending in Allah's Cause ). They have forgotten Allah so He has forgotten them. Verily the Hypocrites are oblivious, rebellious and perverse." Allah is a very vindictive and nasty spirit. Peaceful Muslims who aren't willing to fund Jihad and terrorize infidels are called "perverse."
Again: Qur'an 9:68 "Allah has promised the Hypocrites, both men and women, and the disbelievers the Fire of Hell for their abode: Therein shall they dwell. It will suffice them. On them is the curse of Allah, and an enduring punishment, a lasting torment." Fair warning: if you are a peaceful Muslim, your god hates you.
After condemning the vain discourse of those who were not swallowing Muhammad's poison, Allah reprises a worn-out trick: Qur'an 9:70 "Has not the story reached them of those before them - the People of Noah, Ad, and Thamud; the folk of Abraham, the men of Midian, and the cities overthrown. To them came their messengers with signs of proof. It is not Allah Who wrongs them, but they wrong their own souls." It's been a long time since Muhammad has corrupted a Bible or Hanif story to scare the faithful, but he hasn't forgotten how.
Now that the Islamic god is in the mode of pulverizing "bad" Muslims into submission (a.k.a. Islam), it's time for him to define "good Muslim" and tell them how to behave. Qur'an 9:71 "The Believers, men and women, are guardians of one another: they enjoin what Islam (orders them to do) and forbid disbelief . They perform their devotional obligations , pay the zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger." Qur'an 9:71 "O Prophet, strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be harsh with them. Their abode is Hell, an evil refuge indeed." Islam can thus be defined as: perform, pay, obey, and fight.
Transfixed by the number of Muslims rejecting Muhammad, ritual, taxes, jihad, and piracy, Team Islam said. Qur'an 9:74 "They swear by Allah that they said nothing, but indeed they uttered blasphemy, and they disbelieved after Surrender (accepting Islam). They meditated a plot (to murder Prophet Muhammad) which they were unable to carry out. The reason for this revenge of theirs was the bounty with which Allah and His Messenger had enriched them! If they repent, it will be best for them; but if they turn back, Allah will punish them with a grievous torment in this life and in the Hereafter." While the Hadith doesn't describe the Muslim plot to kill Muhammad, the Qur'an says the motive was money.
It got to the point Muhammad couldn't even bribe his mercenaries: Qur'an 9:75 "Amongst them are men who made a deal with Allah, that if He bestowed on them of His bounty , they would pay (largely) in zakat tax (for Allah's Cause ). But when He did bestow of His bounty, they became niggardly, and turned back (from their bargain), averse (refusing to pay)." All Muhammad really wanted was money. So long as he stole enough, he could buy sex, power, and praise.
But the Muslim militants were as miserly as the man who had beguiled them. So the warlord said that their hypocrisy was a miracle ordained by god: Qur'an 9:77 "He punished them by putting hypocrisy in their hearts until the Day whereon they shall meet Him, because they lied to Allah and failed to perform as promised . Allah knows their secrets. Those who slander and taunt the believers who pay the zakat (for Allah's Cause) voluntarily and throw ridicule on them, scoffing, Allah will throw back their taunts, and they shall have a painful doom. Whether you ask for their forgiveness or not, (their sin is unforgivable). If you ask seventy times for their forgiveness Allah will not forgive them because they have disbelieved Allah and His Messenger." Islam's "unforgivable" sin is: "Not paying Muhammad the money."
In another translation, Allah confirms that hypocrisy is his fault and that it's the result of a business deal gone bad: Qur'an 9:75 "Some of you made a deal with Allah, saying, 'If You give us booty we shall pay You the tax.' But when He gave them booty, they became greedy and refused to pay. As a consequence of breaking their promises, Allah filled their hearts with hypocrisy which will last forever." Lest we forget, the business of Allah was terrorism, piracy, and the slave trade.
The broken record that became the Qur'an screeches once again: peaceful Muslims go to hell because they are reluctant to fight. Qur'an 9:81 "Those who stayed behind (in the Tabuk expedition) rejoiced in their inaction behind the back of the Messenger. They hated to strive and fight with their goods and lives in the Cause of Allah. They said, 'Go not forth in the heat.' Say, 'The fire of Hell is fiercer in heat.' If only they could understand! So let them laugh a little, for they will weep much as a reward for what they did. If Allah brings you back (from the campaign) to a party of the hypocrites and they ask to go out to fight, say: 'You shall never go out to fight with me against a foe. You were content sitting inactive on the first occasion. So sit with the useless men who lag behind.' Do not pray for any of them (Muhammad) that die, nor stand at his grave. They rejected Allah and disbelieved His Messenger. They died in a state of perverse rebellion." Allah - Oft-Forgiving, Ever-Merciful - isn't being very nice to people.
Muhammad hated Christians and Jews less than he loathed peace-loving Muslims. He was so irritated that they were able to make more money than his militants were able to steal , he repeated the 55th verse.
Qur'an 9:85 "And let not their wealth or (following in) sons dazzle you or excite your admiration. Allah's plan is to punish them with these things in this world, and to make sure their souls perish while they are unbelievers. When a surah comes down enjoining them to believe in Allah and to strive hard and fight along with His Messenger, those with wealth and influence among them ask you for exemption from Jihad. They prefer to be with (their women), who remain behind (at home). Their hearts are sealed and so they understand not." Muhammad stayed behind at home with his harem on fifty of the seventy-five raids he initiated; so he, too, was a hypocrite - the biggest of them all.
Throughout this surah Allah, acting like Lucifer, has said that he wanted people to die as disbelievers so that he could torture them. He claimed to have sealed their hearts and caused their hypocrisy (unwillingness to perform, pay, obey, and fight). But if that's the case, why is the Qur'an so intent on threatening them? Why not just leave them alone and press on with the good militants?
Good Muslims are bad people. Islam makes them that way. Qur'an 9:88 "The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives (in Allah's Cause)." All Muslims aren't terrorists - just the good ones are.
The Bedouins were peace loving before Islam corrupted them. Qur'an 9:90 "And there were among the wandering desert Arabs men who made excuses and came to claim exemption (from the battle). Those who lied to Allah and His Messenger sat at home. Soon will a grievous torment seize the Unbelievers." There are Muslims who are excused from fighting. Qur'an 9:91 "There is no blame on those who are old, weak, ill, or who find no resources to spend (on Jihad, holy fighting), if they are sincere (in duty) to Allah and His Messenger. No ground (of complaint) can there be against them." The only Muslims who don't fight are lame.
Islam isn't complicated. Believe in Allah and become a Jihadist. Bukhari:V1B2N25 "Allah's Apostle was asked, 'What is the best deed.' He replied, 'To believe in Allah and His Apostle Muhammad.' The questioner then asked, 'What is the next best in goodness.' He replied, 'To participate in Jihad, religious fighting in Allah's Cause.'"
Islam's condemnation of peace marched on: Qur'an 9:93 "The (complaint) is against those who claim exemption while they are rich. They prefer to stay with the (women) who remain behind (at home). Allah has sealed their hearts. They are content to be useless. Say: 'Present no excuses: we shall not believe you.' It is your actions that Allah and His Messenger will observe. They will swear to you by Allah, when you return hoping that you might leave them alone. So turn away from them, for they are unclean, an abomination, and Hell is their dwelling-place, a fitting recompense for them." This couldn't be any clearer. Allah hates peaceful Muslims. They are called "unclean," an "abomination," and "hell-dwellers."
While Allah hates Arabs and peaceful Muslims, we must love them enough to free them from his perverse doctrine, Allah hates them, especially Arabs. Qur'an 9:97 "The Arabs of the desert are the worst in unbelief and hypocrisy, and most fitted to be in ignorance of the command which Allah hath sent down to His Messenger. Some of the Bedouins look upon their payments (for Allah's Cause) as a fine and wish disasters to fall on you (so that they might not have to pay). Yet on them be the disaster of evil." The evil disaster that fell upon the Arabs was Islam. The free, productive, and peace-loving Bedouins of Arabia were forced into submission, taxed, and then coerced into fighting.
Qur'an 9:101 "Among the desert Arabs are hypocrites. They, like the people of Medina are obstinate in hypocrisy. We know them. Twice shall We punish them, and in addition they shall be brought back to a horrible torment." While I love Arabs, as does Yahweh, Allah hates them so much he will punish them twice and then torment them.
Continuing to berate those who do not perform, pay, obey, and fight, Allah contradicts himself and tells Muhammad to take their money anyway. Qur'an 9:103 "Take alms out of their property in order to cleanse and purify them, and invoke Allah for them; surely this is a relief for them." Religion is a wonderful thing if you are a cleric or king. Stealing is good. It "cleanses and purifies" your victims.
If you're a Muslim, you'd better die fighting because: Qur'an 9:106 "There are (yet) others, held in suspense for the command of Allah, whether He will punish them, or turn in mercy to them." Even the builders of mosques are going to hell. Qur'an 9:107 "And there are those who put up a mosque by way of mischief to disunite the Believers and in preparation for an ambush of him who made war against Allah and His Messenger. They will swear that their intention is good; But Allah declares that they are liars." Their mosque "crumbles to pieces with them in the fire of Hell."
According to the Qur'an, Allah has purchased the believers (bribed them with booty), and all "good" Muslims are killers: Qur'an 9:111 "Allah has purchased the believers, their lives and their goods. For them (in return) is the Garden (of Paradise). They fight in Allah's Cause, and slay others and are slain, they kill and are killed. It is a promise binding on Him in the Taurat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), and the Qur'an. And who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. It is the achievement supreme." There are no such bargains in the Bible. And that would make Allah a liar. Yahshua never asked men to "slay others." In the Torah, Yahweh only asked Moses and Joshua to remove those poisoned by the Canaanite religion from the Israel. They, like Muhammad's Muslims, were immoral, terrorizing, plundering, enslaving, murdering, worshippers of a false god. Yahweh knew that it was compassionate to exterminate the few who would seduce the many into a doctrine corrosive enough to destroy mankind.
Yes, there are doctrines corrupt enough to deceive and damn all human kind. Such dogmas say: the Garden of Bliss (a.k.a. Allah's Whorehouse) awaits those who "fight in Allah's Cause, slay others and are slain, kill and are killed."
As we wind our way to the bitter end of the Qur'an's 113th recital, we find Team Islam spiteful to the last. Muhammad cries in the name of his god: Qur'an 9:113 "It is not fitting for the Prophet and those who believe, that they should pray for the forgiveness for disbelievers, even though they be close relatives, after it is clear to them that they are the inmates of the Flaming Hell Fire." Don't pray to save your family. Allah wants you to kill them so that he can roast them in hell.
Looking for a way to justify his lack of compassion, or at least make it seem holy, Muhammad conjured up a lie about Abraham. Qur'an 9:114 "Abraham prayed for his father's forgiveness only because of a promise he had made to him. But when it became clear to him that he was an enemy to Allah, he dissociated himself from him."
Der prophet proclaimed: Qur'an 9:120 "It is not fitting for the people of Medina and the Bedouin Arabs to refuse to follow Allah's Messenger (Muhammad when fighting in Allah's Cause), nor to prefer their own lives to his life. They suffer neither thirst nor fatigue in Allah's Cause, nor do they go without reward. They do not take steps to raise the anger of disbelievers, nor inflict any injury upon an enemy without it being written to their credit as a deed of righteousness." For those who may have been skeptics as to whether Muhammad created Islam to serve his personal agenda, this verse is reasonably convincing. "Muslims must prefer Muhammad's life to their own." And for any who have mistakenly believed "righteous deeds" were good , you now know that Muslims are given "credit" for "inciting anger and inflicting injury."
Continuing to reinforce the sad reality that Islam was Muhammad's quest to line his pockets, the Qur'an says: Qur'an 9:121 "Nor do they spend anything (in Allah's Cause), small or great, but the deed is inscribed to their credit that Allah may repay their deed with the best." The Profit gets his in this life; his stooges get theirs in the next. How convenient.
Allah ordered Muslims to evangelize with the sword. Evidently, his words weren't compelling. Qur'an 9:122 "It is not proper for the Believers to all go forth together to fight (Jihad). A troop from every expedition should remain behind when others go to war. They should give instruction on the law and religion and warn the folk when they return, so that they may beware." This, of course, gave the prophet a convenient excuse for staying home and playing house two raids out of every three.
The god of Islam commanded Muslims to fight one last time in the 9th surah, one that should be renamed: "Legacy of Terror." Qur'an 9:123 "Believers, fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him." Shame on those in politics and the media who say Islam is a peaceful religion. By doing so, they aid and abet an enemy that grows more numerous, more committed, and more callous everyday. They are accomplices to murder.
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Moving from the Qur'an to the Hadith we find that one book was as violent as the other. Tabari VIII:139 "In this year the Messenger of Allah commanded Ghalib Abdallah to go on a raid to Kadid against the Mulawwih . They traveled until they encountered Harith. Ghalib said, 'We captured Harith, but he said, 'I came only to become a Muslim. Ghalib replied, 'If you have come as a Muslim, it will not harm you to be bound for a day. If you have come for another purpose, we shall be safe from you.' So he secured him with rope and left a little black man in charge, saying, 'If he gives you any trouble, cut off his head.'"
Tabari VIII:140 "We continued on until we came to the bottomland of Kadid and halted toward evening, after the mid-afternoon prayer. My companions sent me out as a scout. I went to a hill that gave me a view of the settlement and lay face down on the ground. One of their men looked and saw others lying with me on the hill. He said to his wife, 'I see something. Let's see what the dogs have dragged away.' She wasn't missing anything so he asked her for his bow and arrows. He shot twice and hit my side and shoulder, but I did not move. He said, 'If it were a living thing it would have moved.'"
Proving that the religion corrupted the terrorists rather than the other way around: Tabari VIII:141 "We gave them some time until their herds had come back from pasture. After they had milked their camels and set them out to rest, we launched our raid. We killed some of them, drove away their camels, and set out to return. Meanwhile, the people appealed for aid from the rest of their tribe. But we moved quickly. When we passed Harith , we grabbed him. Reinforced, the villagers were too powerful for us. But Allah sent clouds from out of the blue, and there was a torrent that no one could cross so we eluded the tribesmen with what we had taken. The battle cry of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah that night was: 'Kill! Kill! Kill!'" If this were the only Hadith in all of Islam it would be sufficient to prove that Muhammad's scam was responsible for manufacturing terrorists. But it does not stand alone. It is but one of a thousand confirmations shouting out to all who will listen: Islam causes men to: "Kill! Kill! Kill!"
Moving to the next Hadith, we find Muhammad sending another letter. Tabari VIII:142 "Whoever prays our prayer, eats of our sacrifice, and turns to our Qiblah is a Muslim. Incumbent on whoever refuses is the payment of the jizyah tax." It was all about the money. If you surrender, you pay the zakat. If you don't submit you pay the jizyah. But either way you pay the piper.
Tabari VIII:142 "The Messenger made peace with them on condition that the Zoroastrians should be required to pay the jizyah tax that one should not marry their women. The Prophet exacted the zakat tax on the wealth of the two men who believed in him and collected the jizyah from all of the Zoroastrians." Khadija's Profitable Prophet Plan was paying dividends.
Tabari VIII:143 "In this year a twenty-four man raiding party led by Shuja went to the Banu Amir. He launched a raid on them and took camels and sheep. The shares of booty came to fifteen camels for each man. Also a raid led by Amr went to Dhat. He set out with fifteen men. He encountered a large force whom he summoned to Islam. They refused to respond so he killed all of them." I do believe that Allah lied in the 2nd surah when he said: Qur'an 2:256 "There is no compulsion in the matter of religion."
Consistent with the Qur'anic mantra, the Hadith confirms that Islam was about obedience to Muhammad. Tabari VIII:145 "The Prophet said, 'Amr, swear allegiance; for acceptance of Islam cuts off what went before.' So I swore allegiance to him."
Following this brief "religious" interlude, the Hadith returns to the never-ending saga of terrorist raids. Tabari VIII:146 "The Prophet sent Amr to Salasil with 300 men. The mother of As was a woman from Quda'ah. It has been reported that the Messenger wanted to win them over by that. Amr asked for reinforcements from the Ansar and Emigrants including Bakr and Umar with 200 more men." While it's not clear what happened in Salasil, we soon find the same gang heading for Khabat. Tabari VIII:147 "During the expedition they suffered such severe dearth and distress that they divided up the dates by number. For three months they ate leaves from trees."
Naturally, that leads us to another raid, this one for sex. Tabari VIII:149 "Abdallah married a woman but couldn't afford the nuptial gift. He came to the Prophet and asked for his assistance." But the miserly warlord said, "I have nothing with which to help you." So our love starved Muslim accepted a summons from his prophet: "'Go out and spy on the Jusham tribe.' he asked. He gave me an emaciated camel and a companion. We set out armed with arrows and swords. We approached the encampment and hid ourselves. I told my companion, 'If you hear me shout Allahu Akbar and see me attack, you should shout Allah is Greatest and join the fighting.'"
Tabari VIII:150 "When their leader, Rifa'ah, came within range, I shot an arrow into his heart. I leaped at him and cut off his head. Then I rushed toward the encampment and shouted, 'Allahu Akbar!' The families who were gathered there shouted, 'Save yourself.' They gathered what property they could, including their wives and children. We drove away a great herd of camels and many sheep and goats and brought them to the Messenger. I brought him Rifa'ash's head, which I carried with me. The Prophet gave me thirteen camels from that herd as booty, and I consummated my marriage." Page after page, Hadith after Hadith, it's just overwhelming. It's hard to believe that anything could be this destructive - annihilating people, property, and values.
Consistent with that theme, the next Islamic Tradition infers that terror was more profitable than working and that booty came in many forms, some more pleasing than others. Tabari VIII:151 "The Prophet sent Ibn Abi out with a party of sixteen men. They were away for fifteen nights. Their share of booty was twelve camels for each man, each camel was valued in the accounting as being worth ten sheep. When the people they raided fled in various directions, they took four women, including one young woman who was very beautiful. She fell to Abu Qatadah. The Prophet asked Abu about her. Abu said, 'She came from the spoils.' The Messenger said, 'Give her to me.' So Abu gave her to him, and the Prophet gave her to Mahmiyah."
Kidnapping, selling, and trading humans is an abomination - especially when it entails young women for sex. And while America is not without blame, our forefathers knew slavery was wrong and ultimately 600,000 Americans died trying to settle the matter. No one claimed that he had received scripture revelations approving slavery or rape. And no American founded a religion based upon the capture and sale of humans. Muhammad did.
Tabari VIII:151 "Allah's Apostle sent us to Idam. This was before the conquest of Mecca. As Adbat passed us, he greeted us with the greeting of Islam, 'Peace be upon you.' So we held back from him. But Muhallim attacked him because of some quarrel, and he killed him. Then he took his camel and his food. When we reported what had happened to the Prophet, he said that the following Qur'an was revealed concerning us: 'Believers, when you are journeying in the path of Allah, be discriminating." This was from Qur'an 4:94 which actually dates to the prior year. But by providing this Hadith, Muhammad confirmed that my interpretation was correct.
Tabari VIII:152/Ishaq:531 "While the polytheists supervised the hajj pilgrimage, the Prophet sent out his expedition to Syria and its members met with disaster at Mu'ta." This was supposed to be the first Islamic raid on Christians, but it did not go well. "They equipped themselves and set out with 3,000 men. As they bade farewell, the Commanders of Allah's Apostle saluted him." However, we are told that one of them was crying. "What is making you weep.' someone asked. He said, 'I heard the Prophet recite a verse from the Qur'an in which Allah mentioned the Fires of Hell: "Not one of you there is, that shall not go down to it, that is a thing decreed." I do not know how I can get out of Hell after going down there.'" In other words, Muhammad scared him to death.
Marching off to kill and plunder Christians, the Muslim militants sang the following tune in rajaz meter: Tabari VIII:153/Ishaq:532 "I ask the Merciful One for a pardon and for a sword that cuts wide and deep, creating a wound that shoots out foaming blood. I ask for a deadly thrust by a thirsty lance held by a zealous warrior that pierces right through the guts and liver, slitting the bowels. People shall say when they pass my grave, 'Allah guided him, fine raider that he was, O warrior, he did well.'" Lovely.
Tabari VIII:153/Ishaq:532 "The men journeyed on and encamped at Mu'an in the land of Syria. They learned that Heraclius come with 100,000 Greeks and Byzantines joined by 100,000 Arabs and that they had camped at Ma'ab." That's not true, but why bicker over facts now. There is much more at stake than errant reporting. Tabari VIII:154 "The Muslims spent two nights pondering what to do. They were in favor of writing to the Prophet to inform him of the number of the enemy. 'Either he will reinforce us or he will give us his command to return.'" Muslims lose their ability to think wisely or independently. These men were outnumbered sixty to one. They were facing, for the first time, a real army. These were not merchants or farmers - these were actual soldiers.
Tabari VIII:153/Ishaq:533 "Abdallah Rawahah encouraged the men, saying, 'By Allah, what you loathe is the very thing you came out to seek - martyrdom. We are not fighting the enemy with number, strength, or multitude, but we are fighting them with this religion with which Allah has honored us. So come on! Both prospects are fine: victory or martyrdom.' So they went forward." These men had been sent out as Jihadists on a Holy War by none other than Islam's lone prophet. Their motivation was to die martyrs and thus gain entry into Allah's whorehouse. Thus fundamental Islam is no different than the Islam that motivated the 9/11 suicide bombers.
Like the victims of every other Islamic terrorist raid, the Byzantines had done nothing to the Muslims. But unlike so many others, these men were prepared. Tabari VIII:155 "When I heard a verse being recited, I wept. Someone tapped me with a whip and said, 'What's wrong little fellow?' 'Allah is going to reward me with martyrdom, and I am going back between the horns of the camel saddle.'"
Tabari VIII:156/Ishaq:534 "The men journeyed on and were met by Heraclius' armies of Romans and Arabs. When the enemy drew near the Muslims withdrew to Mu'ta, and the two sides encountered each other. Zayd fought with the war banner of the Messenger until he perished among the enemy's javelins. Ja'far took it next but could not extricate himself from difficulties. He fought until he was killed. Abdallah took up the banner, urging his soul to obey. He hesitated and then said, 'Soul, why do you spurn Paradise?' He took up his sword, advanced, and was killed. Then Thabit took the banner. He said, 'O Muslims, agree on a man from among yourselves.' They said, 'You.' I said, 'No.' So they gave it to Khalid. He deflected the enemy in retreat, and escaped."
When the defeated militants returned, Muhammad had no compassion for the families of his fallen comrades. Ishaq:535 "The women began to cry after learning about Ja'far's death. Disturbed, Muhammad told Abd-Rahman to silence them. When they wouldn't stop wailing, Allah's Apostle said, 'Go and tell them to be quiet, and if they refuse throw dust in their mouths.'"
Trying to make hell look like paradise, and stifle the whining: Tabari VIII:158 "The Prophet ascended his pulpit and said, 'A gate to good fortune. I bring you news of your campaigning army. They have set out and have met the enemy. Zayd has died a martyr's death.' He prayed for his forgiveness. He said, 'Ja'far has died a martyr's death,' and prayed for his forgiveness." ...and so on down the list. My question is, if Muhammad wanted to fool them with "martyrdom earns paradise," why ask for forgiveness. It weakened his case.
Then in typical Islamic fashion, the head cleric who had ordered men to martyrdom while he remained home in the arms of his consorts, tried once again to quell an angry city. Tabari VIII:159 "The people began to throw dust at the army, saying, 'You retreating runaways. You fled in the Cause of Allah.' But the Messenger said, 'They are not fleers. Allah willing, they are ones who will return to fight another day.""
A poem recited on this occasion reads: Ishaq:538 "While the eyes of others shed tears in the night of sorrows, I wasn't sobbing. I felt the shepherd of Ursa and Pisces between my ribs and bowels, piercing me with pain, afflicting me. Allah bless the martyrs lying dead at Mu'ta. Refresh their bones for they fought for Allah's sake like good Muslims, stallions clad in mail. Their ranks were trapped and now they lay prostrate. The moon lost its radiance at their death. The sun was eclipsed and it became dark. We are a people protected by Allah to whom he has revealed His Book, excelling in glory and honor. Our enlightened minds cover up the ignorance of others. They would not embark on such a vicious enterprise. But Allah is pleased with our guidance and the victorious good fortune of our apostolic Prophet." Good and bad have been inverted.