The key to understanding Muslims and why Islam is a violent religion is by understanding Muhammad himself.
In a previous post, I quoted from Islamic sources to prove that the idea of a “merciful” Muhammad only exists in the imaginations of his deceived and deceiving followers.
I will continue from there and cite more examples of how wicked Muhammad really was.
I. He was a terrorist
Terrorism is defined as the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious in nature by instilling fear. Terrorism is always directed against civilians, not combatants.
It is recorded that Muhammad launched more than 60 raids against people, and all his raids were carried out without prior notice. His targets were caught off-guard. That is terrorism.
Ibn Aun reported: “…the messenger of Allah (pbuh) made a raid upon Bani Mustaliq while they were unaware and their cattle were having a drink at the water. He killed those who fought and imprisoned others. On that day, he captured Juwariyya bint al-Harith…” (Muslim 19:4292).
The Arabic word used to describe Muhammad’s raids is qazwa which means ambush or sudden attack, a situation where the targets didn’t have a chance to escape.
In the above case, the people attacked were innocent Jews who were going about their daily business. Those who fought in self-defense were killed and the women were taken as slaves. In another case:
“Allah’s apostle offered the Fajr prayer when it was still dark, then he rode and said ‘Allahu Akbar! Khaibar is ruined…’ The people came out into the streets saying ‘Muhammad and his army.’ Allah’s apostle vanquished them by force and their warriors were killed; the children and women were taken as captives” (Bukhari 2:14:68).
Here, even Muhammad’s men didn’t know which town they were going to attack until he shouted “Allahu Akbar!” (Allah is greater) and mentioned the Jewish tribe. This is the modus operandi of Islamic jihad till date.
On November 18, 2014, five Jews were killed in a Jerusalem synagogue by Muslim terrorists. These Muslims intentionally carried out the attack while the people were in prayer, in an unguarded moment.
Here in Nigeria, Boko Haram incursions also follow the same trend; they strike their victims mostly at night.
When someone informed Muhammad that some tribes have gathered in Dhatal riqa, he rose up “with a group of 100 (or 700) warriors immediately headed to the place of gathering of these Arab tribes. He found no one there, but a few women, between them there was a beautiful girl. They captured the women. The men of the tribes took refuge in the mountains” (Ibn Sa’ad, Tabaqat Al-Kabir 2:59).
Even though the news was a rumour, Muhammad still went ahead to capture the innocent women. Many of them were raped.
II. He was an assassin
An assassin is one who sends someone to kill (usually an important person) for political or religious motives. Muhammad had no tolerance for any sort of criticism. He murdered all his critics.
One of his victims was Abu Afak, a 120 year old Jewish man. When a call was made for his murder, Salim ibn Umayr said:
“‘I take a vow that I shall either kill Abu Afak or die before him’. He waited for an opportunity until a hot night came and Abu Afak slept in an open place. Salim placed the sword on his liver and pressed it till he reached his bed. The enemy of Allah screamed…” (Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir 2:31).
That Salim had to wait “for an opportunity” indicates that it took quite a long period before he could carry out this murder. He certainly nursed this evil ambition for a long time.
Note that during this period, he was praying to Allah and following all the teachings of the “merciful prophet.” His deity must be vastly different from the God of the Bible that the Psalmist speaks of: “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” (Psa. 66:18).
If Muhammad was a teacher of mercy and righteousness as some Muslims tell us why were cruelty and evil rather evident in the lives of his followers? And why was Salim not punished for this crime?
When Asma bint Marwan heard of this evil, she began to speak out against Muhammad with her poems. Muhammad said to his thugs:
“Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter? ‘Umaryr bin Adiyal Khatmi who was with him heard him and that very night he went to her house and killed her. In the morning, he came to the apostle and told him what he had done and he [Muhammad] said, ‘You have helped Allah and his apostle Umayr!” (Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasulallah, translated by A. Guillaume, 1955, pp. 675-76).
In another version of this story, this woman was nursing her baby when Umaryr entered her home. He yanked away the baby and stabbed her in her bed till she died. And he was congratulated. Talk about wickedness!
After the battle of Honain, Abbas, one of Muhammad’s soldiers, complained about how the booty was shared and recited some little, nasty poems. “The Apostle overheard him and said with a smile, ‘Take that man from here and cut out his tongue” (Sirat, p. 595).
In another instance, Ka’b Al-Ashraf was reciting poems to criticize Muhammad. He asked his henchmen, “Who will help me get rid of this rascal?” then “Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying ‘O Allah’s apostle! Would you like that I kill him? ‘The Prophet said ‘yes.’ Muhammad bin Maslama said ‘Then allow me to say a (false) thing (to deceive Kab). The Prophet said, ‘You may say it.’ This man went on to Kab and acted like a friend till he killed him (Bukhari 5:369).
Muhammad didn’t care how his critics were killed, whether by terrorism or deception. Today some Muslims may take non-Muslims as friends but when a jihad breaks out, they are the first ones they would kill.
III. He was a mass murderer
He murdered 600-900 Jewish men of the Bani Quraiza tribe. He accused them of conspiring against him (a convenient rationale to eliminate them) and shut off their water supply. These Jews finally surrendered without any fight. Their men were separated from the boys by examining their pubic hair and killed.
One of the boys, Atiyyah al-Qurazi, later reported:
“I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the companions) examined us, and those of us who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown pubic hair” (Sunan Abu Dawud, 38:4390).
When these Jews surrendered to Muhammad, “he directed them to Sa’ad to give the verdict. Sa’ad said ‘I give my judgement that their men should be killed, their women and children taken as captives, and their properties distributed” (Bukhari 5:59:448).
Sa’ad ibn Mo’adh already had a personal animosity against the Bani Quraiza Jews, so he used this to get back at them. Some Muslims shamelessly justify this crime, well, I don’t blame them. They have sank so deep that they praise evil as good and despise good as evil.
These Jewish men must have been pleading and begging this “merciful prophet” to spare their lives, but his mercy was nowhere they could get at it.
No sane person should follow such a ruthless murderer as a “perfect example.” If all humans were to emulate Muhammad, imagine how horrible this earth would become.
By the way, where was the “most compassionate and most merciful Allah” in all of these? The same Allah who sent down verses for Muhammad to have sex with Mariyah or take Zaynab to his bed couldn’t send down verses to rescue hundreds of innocent men from being killed. Muhammad had to resort to a man’s opinion.
In essence, the lives of 600-900 Jews wasn’t as important to Allah as Muhammad having sex with beautiful girls.
IV. Banishing the “infidels”
Islam has only three messages to non-Muslims (“infidels”): convert, become a dhimmi and pay taxes or die. More importantly, Muhammad’s plan was: “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim” (Muslim p. 4366).
The city Muhammad found solace in after he left Mecca was Yathrib, which was inhabited mostly by Jews. After he had captured it and wiped out the Jews, he re-named it as Medina (“city of the prophet”). His companions too followed suit:
“Umar expelled the Jews and Christians from the Hijaz. When Allah’s apostle had conquered the Khaibar, he wanted to expel the Jews from it as its land became the property of Allah, his apostle and the Muslims … so they (Jews) kept on living there until Umar forced them to go towards Taima and Ariha” (Bukhari 3:39:531).
Every land that Muhammad’s army captured immediately became the property of Allah, his prophet and the Muslims and no infidel was to be allowed. This is an intolerant, expansionist and totalitarian ideology that the modern world needs to be wary of.
Many Muslims still have this possessive mentality; they believe they own every individual, nation and society on earth and must dominate them.
All these show us clearly that Islam doesn’t lead to God but is a tool of Satan to destroy and mislead humanity. It also proves beyond a doubt that Muhammad is not a prophet of God.