A friend of mine in Cairo called me after the show to tell me that his father, a Ph.D. math professor, was crying while watching Mubahala on TV while rooting for the Sunni side and calling the Shiites apostates. Accusation of apostasy between Islamic sects is all over the Internet calling each other every dirty word in the book. The Qur’an itself, and other Muslim scriptures, uses much cursing of non-believers, the Jews, the Christians and the pagans.
The Sheikhs point to the Qur’an and the Hadith as the source for the Mubahala, stating that Mohammed himself practiced it. They give Sura 3, verse 61:
“If anyone disputes with you concerning him, after full knowledge has come to you, say: Come! Let us gather our sons and your sons, our women and your women and ourselves and yourselves: then let us earnestly pray and invoke the curse of Allah upon those who lie.”
Muslim clergy and scriptures are an undeniable source of hate speech, anger and incitement. Their preaching of hatred and ill will has become the norm, even between Muslims. This poison is preached on government sponsored Islamic TV shows and from the pulpit of mosques in front of children. But the West still buys the claim that it is a small number of extremists who represent “the problem.”
The fact of the matter is that even if there were no infidels, Israel or America, Muslims would still be fighting each other because their religion has no core value for peace, forgiveness and redemption. It is clear that Islamic values and morality contradict those of the West and what’s worse is that hate speech and cursing in Islam is so prevalent and deep within the culture that most Muslims do not even consider it sinful or bad.
I challenge the American Left to see the truth of an irrational tyrannical doctrine dressed up as a religion. Those who advocate that Islam is a ‘religion of peace’ need to watch these episodes and judge for themselves. This is not just hatred of Jews, Christians and non-Muslims, but it is intrinsic hatred rooted in a dysfunctional system that cannot appreciate life, liberty and happiness.
Nonie Darwish is the author “Cruel and usual Punishment” and the President of FormerMuslimsUnited.org.
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