The Myth of Islam’s Universal Brotherhood

Modern Muslim apologists thrill their audiences with claims of Islam as a uniting force. They wax eloquent about Islam being a universal brotherhood which rejects caste, race, colour and gender discrimination.

This drivel works well on the naive and the marginalised and it lures in the foolhardy.

In this piece, however, I will be demonstrating the contrary, that Islam is a religion that profoundly divides mankind and fosters social inequality.

1. Gender discrimination

In a recent news report, the paucity of women in the political sphere of Northern Nigeria (a Muslim-dominated region) was highlighted. It stated that “no woman has been elected to any State House of Assembly in the North West, which comprises Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara [States].”

Tagwai Aji, a Muslim woman from the region who once contested said, “I faced a lot of challenges during the campaigns. They said a Muslim woman was not supposed to lead,” she recalled. “Many Islamic leaders preached against me. There were also threats of physical attack. They tore up my campaign posters, saying they did not want a woman.”

Naja’atu Muhammad, the first Muslim woman elected to the Kano State House of Assembly had her husband brutally murdered by a rival faction.

“I have been threatened. I have escaped death by a whisker on few occasions,” she said. “I have been beaten up at the conference centre [where] they tore my dress and left me with only my underwear. I have escaped assassinations on many occasions. I have undergone six surgeries because I was poisoned” (Sunday Punch August, 13, 2016).

Muslim apple polishers respond by saying “true” Islam exalts and respects women – an irony that is obviously self-refuting.

Muhammad said: “If I were to order anybody to make prostration to anybody, I would have ordered a woman to prostrate herself before her husband (Miskhat 1:210).

This is a master-slave relationship in which wives are viewed as property owned by the husbands. This is why a Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, publicly declared his wives as part of his assets! It’s a reflection of the Islamic view of women as objects.

Muhammad said “The woman is a toy, whoever takes her let him care for her (or do not lose her)” (Dar ak-kitab al-Lubnani, 180).

Muhammad’s companion, Umar ibn Khattab, told his wife “You are a toy, if you are needed we will call you” (Al-Musanaf, 1:2:263).

Another caliph, Amru al-Aas, said “women are toys so choose” (Kanz el-Ummal 21:919).

This is why Muslim women who try to ascend the ladder of education or politics are quickly labelled as prostitutes or infidels. After all, who wants a home toy as a leader?

Most Sharia courts consider a woman’s witness to be unreliable. In some, women can’t testify at all since Muhammad has said women are “deficient in intelligence and religion.”

Ibn Kathir commenting on Sura 4:34 says: “‘Because Allah has made one of them excel the other’ this is because men are better than women, and a man is better than a woman. Therefore, prophethood and great kingship were confined to men.”

Under Sharia, men can freely travel but women must be accompanied by a male escort (mahram). Men have the rights to divorce but women don’t. Men can marry from outside Islam, but women are not permitted to cross that line.

Muhammad said that women are “wards” or “prisoners” who are unable to control their emotions, thus men are given authority over them, one of which involves beating (which was recently legalised in Pakistan).

He told the men, “none of you must flog his wife as a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day” (Mishkat al-Masabih, p. 688). Of course, this is not prohibiting domestic violence, but saying it should be well calculated.

Aisha narrated about one night when Muhammad sneaked out of the house to pray at a graveyard and she quietly followed him from a distance. When he learnt of this, she said, “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain” (Muslim 2:2127).

Sexism in Islam is as clear as the sun.

2. Racial Discrimination

The low view Muhammad and his fellow Arabs had of blacks was hardly hidden.

The narrators of the hadiths went out of their way to emphasize that Muhammad was white-skinned. In fact, Ahmad ibn Sulayman said: “Anyone who says that the Prophet was black should be killed” (Qadi Iyad, Muhammad, 375).

Muhammad said: “I saw (in a dream) a black woman with unkempt hair going out of Medina and settling at Mahai’a. I interpret that as (a symbol of) the epidemic of Medina being transferred to Mahai’a, namely, Al-Juhfa” (Bukhari 9:162).

So in case you dreamt of a black woman approaching your city, pack your bags folks, an epidemic is close!

Muhammad said: “Whoever wants to see Satan let him take a look at Nabtal b. al Harith! He was a sturdy black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes and dark ruddy cheek” (Sirat Rasulallah, translated by Alfred Guillaume, 1955, p. 243).

Nabtal had mocked Muhammad’s gullibility to which he responded with Sura 9:61: “those who annoy the apostle of God for them is a painful punishment.” But that’s not all, Nabtal’s dark skin had something to do with Satan. In fact, Allah doesn’t want blacks in his paradise:

“The holy prophet said: Allah created Adam. Then He stroke his right shoulder and took out a white race as if they were seeds, and He stroke his left shoulder and took out a black race as if they were coals. Then He said to those on his right said: Towards paradise and I don’t care. He said to those who were on his left shoulder: Towards hell and I don’t care” (Mishkat 3:117).

This is quite striking considering how black Muslims today are willing to kill and die for this racist.

He says: “You should listen to and obey your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin.” (Bukhari 1:662)

To Muhammad, blacks were not only devils reserved for hell, they are also very low in the pecking order because of their heads. Do you know what raisins look like? They are wrinkled, dark and squishy. This is what Muhammad likened the brain of Africans to.

What else do you think empowered Arab Muslims to enslave blacks for centuries? Muhammad himself had black slaves:

Muhammad “bought him [an Arab slave] for two black slaves” (Muslim 10:3901).

“Rifaa ibn Zayd presented a black slave boy to the Messenger of Allah.” (Muwatta 21:13.25)

Umar narrated: “I came and behold, Allah’s Apostle was staying on a Mashroba (attic room) and a black slave of Allah’s Apostle was at the top of its stairs” (Bukhari 9:91:368).

Aisha said: “Once the Prophet was screening me and I was watching the display of black slaves in the Mosque and (Umar) scolded them” (Bukhari 2:15:103).

Even today, many Arabs still call blacks “Abd” meaning “slave.” In Saudi Arabia, black men are not allowed to hold many government positions.

A Muslim may attempt to dismiss this by quoting: “He is not one of us who calls to tribalism. He is not one of us who fights for the sake of tribalism.” (Abu Dawud, 5102).

This doesn’t even leave the floor. Muhammad espoused both racial bigotry and tribalism. He said elsewhere:

“Among all the people of the world, God chose the Arabs; from among the Arabs, he chose Kinana; from Kinana, he chose Quraish; from the Quraish, he chose Bani Hashim and from Bani Hashim, he chose me” (Ibn Sa’ad, Tabaqat al-Kabir, 1:2).

In other words, a Bangladeshi, Egyptian or Iranian Muslim is still inferior to an Arab Muslim.

Even if you are an Arab, and you are not from the Quraish tribe, you are not there yet. In the farm of Islam, some animals are more equal than others.

3. Antisemitism

Hate against Jews permeates Islamic teachings to such an extent that loving Jews in a rare trait among Muslims. While some early Quranic verses reflect well on Jews, the later ones hold them in utter contempt.

In Sura 4:47 Allah threatens Jews (and Christians) to believe the Quran “before We change the face and fame of some (of you) beyond all recognition, and turn them hindwards, or curse them as We cursed the sabbath breakers…”

The Quran says sabbath-breaking Jews were turned into apes and swines by Allah (2:65; 7:166).

The Saudi Ministry of Education Textbooks for Islamic Studies says Jews “are people of the Sabbath, whose young people God turned into apes, and whose old people God turned to swine to punish them. As cited in Ibn Abbas: The apes are Jews… while the swine are Christian infidels of the communion of Jesus.”

Speaking of the Jews, Muhammad/Allah said: “And humiliation and wretchedness were stamped upon them and they were visited with wrath from Allah” (Sura 2:61).

Sura 98:6 says Jews and Christians are “the worst of creatures.” It is said in the hadith that the phrase “path of those who earn your anger” in the Sura fatiha Muslims recite daily, refers to Jews while “the path of those who go astray” statement refers to Christians (Bukhari 1:12:749).

Sura 5:64 says: “The Jews say: Allah’s hand is tied up. ‘Be their hands be tied up and be accursed for the (blasphemy) they utter … Amongst them we have placed enmity and hatred till the Day of Judgment.”

Muhammad said: “The last hour will not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or tree and a stone or tree would say: Muslim…there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him…” (Muslim 41:6985)

Sayyid Qutb says the Jews “were the main culprits in the conflict that took place between ‘Ali and Mu’awiyah. They led the way in the fabrication of false statements attributed to the Prophet, historical reports and baseless interpretations of Qur’anic statements … [They] have been behind every calamity that has befallen the Muslim communities everywhere.” (In the Shade of the Quran 8; Sura 9)

Yusuf Qaradawi concludes:

“Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler … This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be in the hands of the believers [i.e Muslims]” (MEMRI, Feb. 3, 2009)

This rhetoric, with slight variations, is mouthed by Muslims all around the world.

It has been documented that Hitler’s Mein Kampf and the anti-semitic work, Protocols of the Elders of Zion are best sellers among Muslims – the same folks who rush to the streets to slash throats over a movie that attacks Muhammad.

4. Religious bigotry

Admittedly, Muslims and non-Muslims are not regarded as equal.

Sura 3:110 says Muslims are “the best of peoples, evolved from mankind” while most non-Muslims “are perverted transgressors.” “The vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve.” (Sura 8:55)

“Verily the unbelievers are najis [filthy]. So let them not come near al-masjid al-Haram [at Mecca] after this year…” (Sura 9:28)

Muhammad Majilesi in his Lightning Bolts against Jews says Jews “should not enter the pool while a Muslim is bathing at the public bath … It would be better if the ruler of the Muslims would establish that all infidels could not move out of their homes on days when it rains or snows because they would make Muslims impure.”

Muhammad also said: “A Muslim is not entitled to inherit from a non-Muslim and a non-Muslim is not entitled to inherit from a Muslim” (Sahih Muslim, 1614).

In Islam, when there is a murder, blood money (Diyyah) is often paid to the victim’s family. The list below shows that of Saudi Arabia:

Muslim man (intentional murder) – SR 400,000

Muslim man (unintentional) – SR 300,000

Muslim woman – SR 150,000

Christian/Jewish man – SR 150,000

Christian woman – SR 75,000

Hindu man – SR 20,000

Hindu woman – SR 10,000

(Source: Steve Jobs, Life in Saudi Arabia, Nov. 16, 2014)

You can see that in Saudi Arabia – the cradle of Islam – your religion and gender determine your worth. The life of a Muslim man is valued 40 times that of a Hindu woman.

A Fatwa (No. 92261), says “a Muslim should not be killed for killing a belligerent non-Muslim according to the consensus of the scholars.”

The witness of a non-Muslim is also regarded as unreliable in the Sharia court since infidels are “inherently dishonest.” Thus, when a Muslim drags a Christian to a Sharia court, he will certainly win that case.

Muslims build mosques all over Western nations but they can’t accept church buildings in their own land.

Under sharia, it’s legal for a Muslim to convert a non-Muslim to Islam, but a serious crime for a Muslim to be converted from Islam. These spring from the Islamic frame of mind that non-Muslims are just animals to be used or killed at will.

5. Dhimmitude

In an Islamic state, Christians and Jews who refuse to convert to Islam have to pay the jizya tax and accept the status of a Dhimmi (humiliation or subjugation).

This is hinted at in Sura 9:29 “Fight [them]… until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

Ibn Kathir explains that “Muslims are not allowed to honor the people of Dhimmah or elevate them above Muslims, for they are miserable, disgraced and humiliated.”

Muhammad said: “Do not greet the Jews and Christians before they greet you and when you meet any of them on the roads, force him to go to the narrowest part of it.” (Muslim 41:6985).

The Pact of Umar with the Christians in Arabia decreed:

“We will wear our customary clothes wherever we are…refrain from erecting crosses on the outside of our churches and demonstrating our books in public, in Muslim fairways and markets.” This is dhimmitude.

As a Dhimmi, you become a second class citizen while Muslims become the master race. They regulate your clothing, employment, trade, housing and conduct.

This is what many Christians and Jews in Sharia-controlled regions are enduring. Failure to pay the Jizya is a crime that can also be punished with death because jizya is the source of livelihood for Muslims.

Thus, non-Muslims literally work themselves to death for Muslims. Isn’t this reminiscent of the apartheid in South Africa?

Islam is a cauldron of hate, bigotry and inequality, whereas the New Testament puts male, female, slave, free, Greek or Jew on equal footing as “one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28)

The Darkness of Islam

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Here is an exchange I had with a Muslim named Maishanu on Facebook. It took place in my box this past week (April 28, 2015). His words appear in blue.

Victor… I am quite sure there must be a Muslim within your immediate family, how do you think Muslims feel when you join our Holy Prophet with adultery? Have you ever come across a Muslim who insulted Jesus or holy bible? Be careful.

Go and read your hadiths about the wives of the prophet. How did Muhammad get Zainab? By snatching her from his own adopted son.

What about Safiyya? He killed her husband and took her to his bed that same night. Mariyah was Hafsa’s slave, yet that didn’t stop Muhammad from taking her as a sex slave.

The Quran, in Suras 70:22-30, 23:5-6, and 4:24 allows Muslim men to take their female captives (or housemaids) as sexual preys. That is adultery and it’s a sin before God.

Of course, I’ve come across several Muslims who insult Jesus and the Bible, but the issue here is not about “insulting” Muhammad. I’m simply quoting from your Hadiths and Quran, I didn’t quote from a Western anti-Islamic book.

As you mentioned earlier, there are wide variety of forms of anti-islamic religion since the advert of Islam till today, especially, nowadays, by Christians and Jews,

I’m sure all these documents you used must be exhibited by either Jew or Christian but go to any Muslim-islamic scholar and have thorough interpretation, don’t get skewed by literary-works of the non-Muslims. Islam is the fastest growing religion on earth by conversion. Find out more.

I am very familiar with your conspiracy theories. The problem is, they are just your cheap way of dismissing the unavoidable and uncomfortable facts about your “prophet.”

Why is it that when we quote your own holy books (which you haven’t read) to you, that reflects Islam or its prophet in a poor light, the ready-made answer is to dismiss it or ask the person to go to a “Muslim scholar.” Is that not blind sentiment?

Why do I need to go to a Muslim scholar to understand the Quran or hadiths when they are so clear to understand? There’s no non-Muslim “skewing” your books. Bring your head out of that sand and stop reciting that ‘magic word.’ Face the ugly facts and reconsider your blind loyalty.

I’ve quoted from Muslim scholars and Islamic authorities, so spare me of that cop-out. Besides, a religion doesn’t lead to heaven or become true just because many people are converting to it.

Mr. Victor what I know is that you cant quote Quran or hadith so long you are what you are unless it is interpreted by professional, and i know 1500 yrs of history’s hatred against Islam wouldn’t allow Jew or Christian to be fair about islam that’s why almost all what prohibited by Islam, Christianity-led nations advocate it like beer drinking, homosexual, nudity, lesbian, gay marriage e.t.c. How do you expect advocate of all these mentioned above would put you back in a right direction?

Why shouldn’t I be able to understand the Quran or hadith? The Quran itself says it’s a “clear book” (5:15), “easy to understand” (44:58), “explained in detail” (6:114), “conveyed clearly” (5:16) and with “no doubt in it” (2:1). Why do I then need a professional expert to understand it? Are you saying your book was lying when it made these claims?

It’s Islam that has a 14-century history hatred of Christianity or Judaism. It is Islam that deems all adherents of other religions to be “the worst of creatures” (Sura 8:55) while Muslims are exalted as “the best of mankind” (Sura 3:111).

It is Islam that says Jews and Christians are “the vilest creatures in Allah’s sight” (Sura 98:6) and are doomed to perish in Hell (Sura 3:85).

I understand why you can’t see your hate; it has blinded you. The hate that Islam has filled you with against others makes you attribute the worst vices to them while you sanitize your fellow Muslims.

In your mind, all non-Muslims are mean and deceitful folks who have nothing better to do than to spend all of their days “lying about Islam.” Such notion is as silly as it sounds.

As for “Christianity-led nations” I’m very sure, you are referring to the West. That is plain ignorance.

First of all, there is a big difference between the West and Bible Christianity. Someone is not a Christian because he is an American or a British, or because his name is Mark Christensen or John Luke. A Christian must be seen based on what the Bible says and what Jesus taught.

The moral turpitude in the West today and their license of drunkenness, immorality or perversion is as a result of their apostasy and a clear rejection of the Bible.

America has rejected the God of the Bible and has replaced it with humanism. Britain has rejected the tenets of the Christian faith and has turned to Eastern mysticism. In many parts of Europe, many have turned away from Christianity and atheism has gained grounds.

So the next time you want to call these “Christian-led” nations,  you might want to read up a newspaper first.

Moreover, the same vices are prevalent in Islamic countries. Gay and lesbian sex are very rampant in the Islamic world as this has been documented by even Arab scholars.

Drunkenness and drug trafficking are also prevalent. The difference is just that they are not as overt as their western counterparts.

Don’t be self-centered by exonerating the west for neglecting the way of Christ. The British flag logo bears cross, while the American logo is “In God We Trust.” Here in Nigeria, whenever you see a Christian even if they go to church, women never cover their heads. Moving half-naked, drinking is their trade mark.

Exonerating? These nations are bound to sink since they have rejected the Word of life that can save them. It’s a simple principle. If the Bible that liberated them from slavery, superstitions and wickedness is disregarded, what is next?

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34). When people reject the light, they will stumble in the dark. God told the nation of Israel “because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee…seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children” (Hos. 4:6)

That the British flag bears the logo of the cross implies nothing. It’s not a sign of the cross or a crucifix around a person’s neck that implies that one is a Christian, just as the rosary in the hands of a Muslim doesn’t mean he’s a true Muslim.

The American slogan “In God we trust” has even been a thing of controversy to the atheist population of the U.S. Such words were coined when America still respected the Word of God, not today, centuries after. It’s just like someone calling a building a mosque because of a crescent moon symbol somewhere around its toilet door.

In the 1960’s, prayer and Bible reading were banned in all American public schools. In 1980, the 10 commandments were removed from the US Supreme Court.

What country would claim to be an Islamic one when it bans Islamic prayer or Quranic recitation or replaces Sharia law with the Magna Carta? Such country has become a kafir land, no matter what Islamic externalities it still retains.

The issue of women covering their heads is not an issue in Christianity. If the god of Islam had an issue with women with uncovered hair, its simply because Muhammad himself had a problem with it. I’ve written about that here

The error underlying your thesis is that, you think a consequentialist argument (e.g Christians are sinners) will refute Christianity, but that in fact refutes Islam as well.

Take a look at Islamic nations, there’s no vice you find among false Christians that you won’t find there too. In Iran, there you have high class Islamic prostitution (mut’ah) instituted by your prophet.

In Afghanistan, there’s “bachan bazi” in which little boys are sexually used by older men. Recent Google trends reveal that words like “animal sex, anal sex, child sex” etc. are the most searched words in Islamic nations.

In Islamic countries, you have honour-killings, beheading apostates, amputating the hands of petty thieves, stoning of single mothers, wars in-between Muslims and oppression of religious minorities.

Just as we’d judge a Muslim by what Muhammad taught and practiced, Muslims should judge Christianity by what Jesus taught and did, not by telling us about the sins of false brethren

That means the whole world of Christendom is crushed down and stumbled into darkness, because there is no way you could make any distinction between African or Nigerian Christian and that of Europe and America in every respect you are the same. Thanks to Almighty for holding us (Muslims) to our Holy Books without disengaging ourselves to the ways of darkness refurbished by the world of Christendom!

What do you mean by “the whole world of Christendom”? Christianity involves individuals. Every individual who trusts in Christ to save him is a Christian and His fruits of love, joy and peace are evident in their lives.

Unlike the totalitarian dogma of Islam, we don’t impose our beliefs on nations or force them to follow Godly principles.

crushed down and stumbled into darkness

That’s a pretty accurate description of Muslims all over the world today. There are too many examples to cite.

The Saudis and Yemenis are both Islamic nations; they both bow to your Allah and follow his book, yet they have been blowing their brains out with each side invoking Allah.

Since Pakistan has broken away from India in 1947 to form a separate islamic state, it has marched backwards politically and socially. Today, itit one of the headquarters of honour-killing and rape of Hindus and Christians who are slaughtered frequently. No thanks to Islam.

In Iran, even toddlers are dressed up as suicide bombers. The Shi’ites and Sunnis there – both Muslims – bow to Allah, yet are busy bombing each other’s head off.

Youths are killed like flies for wearing a certain hairstyle, while old Muslim men who rape little girls are let loose. That’s the darkness of Islam.

Why not take your message of “light” to those Christian girls kidnapped and made sex slaves by Boko Haram here in Nigeria? Or go share it with the Jews and Christians killed in Algeria?

Go and tell those Sudanese children sold like cattle by Muslims how sweet Islam is. Perhaps, that Egyptian family jailed for 15 yrs for leaving Islam will love to hear your utopian dogmas.

In Saudi Arabia, where you guys spend heavily to go kiss your black stone, no Arab Muslim would typically touch black Muslims with an antiseptic glove. This “holy” nation is one of the biggest sex market of girls from Iran or Sri Lanka even during the hajj.

The muttawas beat up Muslim youths for going to birthday parties and have their hands amputated for stealing carrots, but their imam who raped his 5 year old daughter to death was set free.

That’s a place where the life of an Hindu woman is 33% worth of that of a Muslim man. A place where women can’t drive a car or use their own pictures on their ID cards. If these are the best examples of Islam, then keep this dark religion to yourselves.

When we look at Islamic countries, we don’t see that “light,” what we see are Islamic cultures of hate, misogyny, barbarity, dhimmitude, paedophilia, violence and bigotry. The Bible tells us to judge a tree by its fruit and we can say, Islam is a very dark, rotten tree.

You call the Quran a holy book? What’s holy about that book? A book that teaches you to kill those who don’t believe in your god and his prophet; that promises you sex with virgin harlots in paradise for murdering infidels; that endorses slavery and torture.

What part of the Quran is “light?” It is the Quran that has opened the door wide to the doom and gloom that is seen in the Muslim world today.

You assume your Allah is God Almighty. How come he doesn’t fight for you? Why is it that you have to fight for him? A god that has to be fought for by weak mortals ceases to be the Almighty God.

We don’t see any difference between your Allah and the mountain gods of the Incas or the death god of the Celts. There is no light in Islam. There is no salvation, peace, civilization, tolerance or hope in Islam.

The Women Behind the Veil

In a recent 30 paged document released by ISIS, the social media image of “the happy Muslim woman” was ripped off.

The document, titled “Women in the Islamic State: Manifesto and Case Study” (translated by the Quilliam foundation), didn’t try to play tricks on words like Islamic books for western consumption. It admits it is for an audience that is “used to a very austere interpretation of Islam.”

In it, Muslim women are permitted to leave their homes only under three conditions:

1. If in the absence of men, they are needed to fight.

2. If they are leaving to study Islam.

3. If they are doctors and are required to follow Sharia guidelines.

It declares: “It is always preferable for a woman to remain hidden and veiled, to maintain society from behind this veil.”

The Quran says Muslim women must “lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent and to draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, husband’s fathers, their sons … And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment…” (Sura 24:31)

Sura 33:59 also says they are “to draw their cloaks [veils] all over their bodies [screen themselves completely except the eyes]” that this would make them known and protect them.

These restrictions were placed only on the women with the underlying thought that they are unclean vessels of lust that drive men on the street to pounce on and mount them right away.

Now how does covering up or wearing baggy clothes imply morality? It was acceptable for 7th century Arabian desert women to cover themselves up because of the climate. Why should such dress codes be made a law for every Muslim woman in every nation in the 21st century? That is Arab cultural imperialism.

Islam keeps women behind the veil, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Apart from the fact that physical veils suited Muhammad’s personal agenda, to keep his men followers away from his women, there is another side to it. He said:

“Women have ten (‘awrat [external genitals]). When she gets married, the husband covers one, and when she dies the grave covers the ten.” (Kanz el-Ummal 22:858).

He likens women to genitals that must be covered and hidden. Some Islamic climes even call women “awrat” (they call their wives, mothers and sisters “genitals.” How sick!)

In reality, Muslim ladies have been programmed to cover themselves the same way normal people cover their genitals. But women are not to be hidden but admired.

We don’t cover up beautiful gems or flowers: we uncover them for all to see, while we cover up our privates and flush away our faeces. If Islam respects women, why does it treats them as dung and genitals?

Sura 3:14 puts “women” in the same category as possessions men covet like “hordes of gold, silver, horses, cattle and well-tiiled land.”

Sura 2:223 says “Your women are your tilth [fields], so come into your tillage as you choose.”

In a hadith, Muhammad asked some women: “Isn’t the witness of a woman half of that of a man? The woman said ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of the woman’s mind” (Bukhari 3:826).

Islam also sees women as sex objects. Muhammad said: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed [to have sex] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning” (Bukhari 4:54:540).

It’s quite amusing to me that Allah’s angels have nothing better to do than to sit around and curse a poor wife for depriving them from watching a live porno show!

Muslims argue that Muhammad prohibited killing of females infants among the Arabs. Maybe he forbade female infanticide, but he endorsed paedophilia, an equally devastating sacrifice of the future of young girls on the altar of instincts of depraved men.

If female infanticide was truly practiced by pre-Islamic Arabs, where then, did their women come from? And how come they took many wives? It doesn’t add up.

A Muslim man quoted Sura 33:35 to prove that men and women are equal in Islam. The passage says: “…for muslim men and women, for believing men and women…who humble themselves and men and women who give in charity…for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and great reward.”

This doesn’t prove equality. If I tell you that I have prepared some food for you and your dog, that does not mean that you and your dog are equal.

Besides, Muhammad deliberately recited this sura because a woman asked him why Allah always gave him verses that omitted women. So all of a sudden, the all-knowing Allah remembered to include women in his verses! How convenient.

Speaking of divorced women having some rights, Sura 2:228 insists “But the men ought to have superiority over them.” Where is equality here?

Sura 4:15 says “Those who commit unlawful sexual intercourse of your women bring against them four witnesses from among you. And if they testify confine the guilty women to houses until death takes them or Allah ordains for them [another] way.”

Why should fornication be proven by four witnesses? Such acts are often committed behind closed doors.

The next verse says if men are guilty of fornication “dishonour them both. But if they repent and correct themselves, leave them alone.”

Two different punishments for the same sin. Is this equality? No.

Sura 4:34 says: “Men are in charge of women because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other… As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to their beds apart and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them…”

Let’s break this down:

Men are in charge of women.” This is not gender equality.

because Allah hath made one of them to excel the other“. The truth is, women do excel than men in some qualities like speech, affection, intuition and more. Muhammad was a primitive man who didn’t see any inner qualities in women. He only saw them as servile sex objects.

As for those from whom ye fear rebellion” So the Muslim man acts as a prosecutor, judge and executor. If he ‘fears’ or imagines his wife is becoming disobedient, he deals with her.

admonish them” that is, verbally abuse them.

banish them to their beds apart” that is, refuse to share their bed. In esssess, man is permitted to punish the wife by withholding sex from her. Psychological abuse.

and scourge them” This is physical abuse and this is where it falls apart. It’s wrong for a husband to beat his wife!

Yusuf Ali’s version renders it as “beat them (lightly)”. He added “lightly” (which was not in the Arabic text) apparently because he was embarrassed his holy book endorses domestic violence.

Some educated Muslims argue that the Arabic word translated “beat” is just a slight touching of the woman with a toothbrush and the face must be avoided. Is that some kind of joke? Beating is beating, whether with a stick or vegetable stem, and such an act is inhumane.

In reality, thousands of Muslim women can testify to it that there is nothing benign about this act. Anyone who defends this evil verse needs psychiatric evaluation.

No, it’s not a symbolic verse; it uses the correct term “scourge” (Arabic: daraba) used in connection with punishing wild camels. We all know wild camels are not tamed by a slight touch.

Islamic records suggest that even pre-Islamic Arabia gave more rights and respect to women than Islam itself.

For instance, Khadija, was a wealthy business woman widow in pagan Arabia, yet she had men at her command. How many Muslim women can enjoy this status today in an Islamic enclave without being shot in the head by islamic militants?

When Muhammad heard that the Persians had made the daughter of Khosrau their Queen, he said: “Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler” (Bukhari 9:88:219).

This is why female politicians or scholars are assassinated in some Islamic climes.

The pre-islamic Arabs also took their wives with them to wars. The Sira refers to Hind bint Uthbah, the wife of Abu Sofyan (with other women) roaring like a lioness at the battle of Uhud, charging the men to step forward to fight.

But the moment Islam prevailed, women no longer found a place except to be caged in their houses like a pack of fowls and made to retreat to a backroom once a male visitor is in.

And when they are allowed to leave the house, they are still caged in a burqa – a mobile prison – reminding them of their slavery to Islam.

In many Islamic nations, females are being genitally mutilated; restricted in education or medical care; rape victims are “honour killed;” single mothers are stoned for adultery; banned from driving etc.

The Quran promises men 72 big breasted women in paradise, but what’s in for Muslim ladies? They will live all their days on earth as slaves and still can’t look forward to rewards…like 72 handsome studs in Allah’s sex paradise.

Yes, if they are equal in Allah’s sight, they should have equal rewards. Unfortunately, Muhammad said most of them will be Hell:

“Then I saw the (hell) fire, and I have never before seen such a horrible sight as that and I saw that majority of its dwellers were women.’ The people asked ‘O Allah’s apostle! What is the reason for that?’ He replied, ‘because of their ungratefulness…” (Bukhari 7:62:125).

My heart goes out to Christian ladies who are being deceived into dating or marrying Muslim men for mundane reasons. That journey is usually filled with many secret tears and regrets.

So long as a man follows Muhammad, he can metamorphose at anytime. To my Muslima readers, let me put it to you that Islam hates you and you need to leave it.

Any Muslim woman saying “I’m proud to be a Muslim” is either ignorant or cruelly deceived. The Islamic veil is the symbol of oppression and the bondage of stupidity. Only Jesus Christ can give you true love and freedom.