By Dr. Wallace Cason III
In the Dec. 20 edition of the Advocate, C.E. Swain makes some patently false claims regarding Islam. He says, “Instead of condemning people to hell who are not Muslim, the Koran embraces all who ‘believe in God and do well.’” False. The Koran specifically condemns non-Muslims to hell: “Say O Muhammad unto those who disbelieve: Ye shall be overcome and gathered unto Hell, an evil resting place.” (Koran 3:12).
Terrorism is specifically advocated by the Koran as a valid means of making converts: “We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve because they ascribe unto Allah partners, for which no warrant has been revealed. Their habitation is the Fire, and hapless the abode of the wrongdoers.” (Koran 3:151). The part in this verse, 3:151, about ascribing partners unto Allah refers to the Christian belief in the Trinity, towards which the Koran is extremely hostile. Koran 9:6 says, “slay the idolaters,” i.e. all who refuse to worship Allah, “wherever ye find them, and take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush.”
Swain misquotes the Koran as saying “Be they Muslim, Jews, Christians or Serbians, those who believe in God…and do well, have their reward with the Lord.” Nope. Swain is badly misquoting the Koran, Surah 1, ayah 62 (chapter 1, verse 62): “Lo! Those who believe in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad, and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans – whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right – surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.” All this, Surah 1:62, says is that Christians and Jews may convert to belief in Allah and what Muhammad teaches and become “saved” Muslims. Surah 1:62 is most definitely not tolerant of Judaism or Christianity, although a superficial reading sounds that way.
Koran 4:144 says non-Muslims go to “the lowest deep of the fire” of hell. Koran 1:62 actually says Sabeans, not Serbians. This is like saying Jesus was born in
Don’t be misled by 1:62’s phrase “their reward is with their Lord” – that refers to the only lord the Koran recognizes, the former moon-god that Muhammad elevated, namely, Allah. Islam’s symbol is the moon and the sword; the flags of Islamic nations such as
Although Swain states that Muslims are invited by the Koran, “not only to read, but practice the Torah…and the Gospel….” Ha! Actually, Muslims are emphatically warned to reject Christian beliefs: “Praise be to Allah Who hath revealed the Scripture… to warn those who say: Allah hath chosen a son, a thing whereof they have no knowledge, nor had their fathers. Dreadful is the word that cometh out of their mouths. They speak naught but a lie.” (Koran 18:1-5). A lie – that’s what the Koran thinks of the Gospel of Christ, the son of God.
Koran 4:171 says, “O people of the Scripture! … The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not ‘Three’ — Cease! It is better for you! — Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that he should have a son.”
Against the Jews, the Koran 5:51 says, “O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is one of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.” Christians and Jews – wrongdoers.
Swain is gravely ignorant about the Koran, it appears. He seems to be mouthing proof-texts by a pro-Muslim propagandist. However, Swain should be warned that Muslims are specifically given permission to appear friendly and act deceivingly towards kaffirs (unbelievers) until they are ready to attack them. Want proof?
Koran 86:15-17 says, “Lo! They plot a plot against thee, O Muhammad, and I plot a plot against them. So give a respite to the disbelievers. Deal thou gently with them for a while.” Koran, Surah 4:101 says, “And when ye go forth in the land, it is no sin for you to curtail your worship if ye fear that those who disbelieve may attack you. In truth the disbelievers are an open enemy to you.”
Swain has been deceived by Muslims protesting they are all about peace. The word “Islam” does not mean “peace” but “surrender” – and surrender to guess who? Allah. Koran 47:4-7 says, “Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks … till the war lay down its burdens. … And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain. He will guide them and improve their state, and bring them in unto the Garden which He hath made known to them. …And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make their actions vain.”
That is actual Islam from the Koran.
Cason is pastor of the Nettleton-Shiloh Charge in the Tupelo District.