Monday, March 31, 2008

How Father Zakariya Boutrus Battles Islam

Islam's current and past history of spreading the faith via the sword.

H/T: Julian via Jawa Report


Anonymous said...

1. Spreading Islam by the sword.
if that's what that encyclopaedia really says, then I suppose
I could also gather a group of people, write an "encyclopaedia" about
some random religion, and then charge $1214 per volume.
Seems like a poorly researched set of books whose primary purpose is being a
vehicle for a money-making scam.
Instead of consulting this money-making scam set of volumes, how about consulting the Holy Quran itself?
Chapter2 verse 256 says:
"There is no compulsion in religion, for the right way is clearly from the wrong way.
Whoever therefore rejects the forces of evil and believes in God,
he has taken hold of a support most unfailing, which shall never give way,
for God is All Hearing and Knowing."

Zakariya should have a look here:

2. The punishment for an apostate
A small bit of intelligence is required to understand this. I'll try to
explain it in a way that you'll hopefully understand.

1400+ years ago when someone who was a Muslim turned
their backs on Islam, they would invariably attack Islam,
slander Muslims, and, via their slander, cause major conflict in an otherwise
peaceful society, to the point that blood is spilled. One of the worst actions a person can do
according to Islam is to cause conflict in a community.
This was a major contributing factor to the reason behind
the severity of their punishment. In the western society we live in today, however,
ex-Muslims merely go quietly on their way, and there is thus
no reason to resort to such severe punishment.

Zakariya says "He would lose his life, and his property and wives would be permitted for all."
I've already covered the first part of that statement.
For the latter part, Zakariya clearly is not aware that each
person carries his own sins and punishment, and no punishment
is then to be metered out to any but the transgressor.
Furthermore, there is a strict and exact law for inheritance, so only if
the ex-Muslim had kin to inherit from him, then his possessions would be
distributed to the needy, not to "all", as Zakariya claims.

4. Having 4 wives
Once again a modicum of intelligence is required to understand this.
When Islam was still a very young religion, and the Muslims were being
warred by their enemies, a fair amount of men were killed, resulting in a
much higher proportion of women to men. Now instead of condeming the majority
of the women to spinsterhood, Islam allowed 1 man to marry up to 4 wives.
However, there were strict conditions set on those taking more than 1 wife,
e.g. they had to be able to support them, they had to spend equal amounts of time
with each wife, and give each wife an equal amount of attention, they were not allowed
to show any favouritism to 1 wife over another, and so on.

5. You don't have to be circumcised to become a Muslim.

6. Zakariya says: "and when you go out, they cut you into little pieces."
I can only wonder as to where he dreamed up this little fallacy.
Either the people were "spreading Islam" in Africa were, in fact, spreading some other religion,
or Zakariya's "true" story is not particularly "true".

7. Zakariya says: "Children are brainwashed that [1] Islam is the truth, [2] that Mohammad [peace be upon him]
is the last of the prophets, [3] that the Christians are infidels, [4] and that the Jews are infidels."
I have broken up his statement into 4 sections, which I will address as follows:
[1] The adults of every single religion teach their young about their religion. A religion wouldn't last very long
if this wasn't the case. This fact that Zakiriya uses the work "brainwashed" merely demonstrates his prejudice, simply further
discredits his talk, which is already littered with fallacies.
[2] Actually, Mohammad (peace be upon him) is the seal of the prophets, not "the last prophet", as Muslims believe in the second coming of
Jesus (peace be upon him). Hence Jesus (peace be upon him) will be "the last prophet".
[3] and [4] Holy Quran, Chapter 5, verse 82 "You will find the people most affectionate to those who
believe are those who say, 'We are Christians.'
That is because some of them are priests and monks and because they are not arrogant. "
Holy Quran, Chapter 3, verse 64: "O People of the Book! Let us rally to a common formula to be binding on
both us and you: That we worship none but God; that we associate no partners with Him;
that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than God."
Where "People of the Book" refer to Jews and Christians.
Zakariya should have a look here:

8. Zakariya says: "Islam satisfies the human urges, ... [1] It satisfies the sexual urges and [2] man's desire for ownership"
[1] I'm sorry, I take pity on the followers of a religion that prevents sexual satisfaction.
[2] This was just thrown in there, without Zakariya substantiating it. So it's an unsubstantiated claim that does not deserve a response.

9. W.r.t the number of wives a Muslim can have, Zakariya says: "Two, three, four, or however many you can."
Actually 4 is the limit, and the reason and conditions under which this may happen has already been explained.

Anonymous said...

I have always thought that Islam was spread by the sword until I read carefully the Islamic history to discover that this notion is just a fallacy.

Pastorius said...


You are a comedian.