My response to: “Ten Reasons to Embrace Islam”

My response to:  ‘Ten Reasons to Embrace Islam’

 

According to this jihadist author there are ten (or more) reasons to embrace islam. Let’s see if I can counter their propaganda with reasons and information why I don’t think converting to islam is a good idea for the entire world.

 

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“Ten Reasons to Embrace Islam”

“01-02-2008”

“1. Salvation from Hellfire”

“The greatest accomplishment is not to attain a six-figure salary or the status of an entrepreneur; rather, it is salvation from Hellfire and the never-ending physical and psychological torture therein. Almighty Allah says in the Qur’aan: “Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever has been spared from the Fire (of Hell) and admitted toParadise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing).” (EMQ 3:185) “

“Life in this world is temporary and short-lived, whereas life in the Hereafter will be eternal.”

“2. Paradise”

“Paradise(or Heaven) is exclusively reserved for those who have attained the pleasure of God; that is to say, those who adhered to His commands and followed His Messengers (may Allah’s blessings be upon them). Hence, no person will enterParadiseunless they were Muslim (a submitter) in this present life. “

“Life inParadiseis incomparable to life in this world; there will be no hardship, pain or suffering – only eternal pleasure and bliss. Allah (God) says in the Qur’aan: “Allah has promised to the Believers – men and women – Gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein forever, and beautiful mansions in Gardens of Eden. But the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of Allah. That is the supreme success.” (EMQ 9:72) “

“3. Forgiveness for all previous sins”

“By embracing Islam you will be like the day you were born (sinless) and all your previous sins (or crimes) will be wiped away, no matter how awful they were. It has been authentically reported that the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (peace be upon him), said: “Are you not aware that Islam wipes away all previous deeds (sins)?” (Saheeh Muslim, Book 1, Chapter 54, Hadeeth no. 121)”

“4. Solutions to every problem”

“Islam has solutions to every problem in life, whether personal, social, economic or political. As a Muslim you will never be lost for an answer and all your problems will have clear solutions. “

“The Qur’aan is a miraculous book containing guidelines and laws concerning how you should conduct your life’s affairs. And because it is divine (from God), you are assured that the laws are perfect and suitable for all times. “

“5. Conviction”

“All false theories concerning the origination of man and the universe are answered and decisively refuted in the Qur’aan by the Creator of mankind and the universe Himself – Allah. “

“We are told in the Qur’aan that there will be a Hell (for unbelievers) and aParadise(for Muslims). Furthermore, we are informed that there will be a Day of Judgement and every person will be consequently accounted for their actions in this life. And because the Qur’aan is a divine, miraculous, irrefutable book, we can believe in all of this with total conviction. “

“6. Contentment”

“As a Muslim you will appreciate the blessings and favours that Allah has bestowed upon you, which you denied as a non-Muslim – wealth, health, food, clothing, shelter, life, and so forth. “

“It is highly unlikely for a Muslim to suffer from depression because Muslims believe that all occurrences are predestined by Allah, and if one faces difficulties or trials they know that these are tests from Him. Consequently, they will be content with whatever Allah has destined for them.”

“Being a content Muslim, you will not feel the urge to purchase unnecessary items (in order to show off to others), thereby accumulating great amounts of debt – one of the major causes of depression in the West.”

“7. Personal security”

“By embracing Islam and declaring the Kalimah (testimony of faith), you will attain peace and security, and it would be strictly forbidden under Islamic law for any person – Muslim or non-Muslim – to violate the sanctity of your life, wealth or properties. “

“Whosoever intentionally violates the sanctity of an innocent believer will be severely punished under the Shari’ah.”

“8. Improved health”

“Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, intoxicants or other substances that harm the human body are forbidden for Muslims to consume or profit from in any way. Thus, by becoming Muslim you would dramatically reduce your chances of getting diseases such as lung cancer or heart disease. “

“Furthermore, because homosexuality and sexual intercourse outside marriage is forbidden in Islam, you would also reduce your chances of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, such a cervical cancer or HIV.”

 

“9. Improved hygiene”

“Islam encourages one to take regular showers (especially before attending congregations), perform ablution before every prayer (five times a day) and clean oneself via a process called ‘istinja’ after every visit to the toilet. Moreover, it is highly recommended for one to regularly trim their nails, brush their teeth and remove pubic hair. “

“Thus, there is no doubt that by embracing Islam you would benefit from improved health and hygiene.”

“10. Safer society”

“Alcohol, drugs, intoxicants and gambling are clearly linked to violent crimes, burglary and murder. Islam has made these things prohibited, as well as pornography and nudity, which are linked to rape and paedophilia. “

“Therefore, under Islamic law society would be safer and free from obscenities that pervert one’s mind and natural disposition. “

‘Submitted by a Mujahid’

http://www.theunjustmedia.com/Islamic%20Perspectives/Feb%202008/Ten%20Reasons%20to%20Embrace%20Islam.htm

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Ok there you go. The following is a moslem believers ideas that the Islamic theocratic system will solve all of the worlds ills.

But will it…?

Let’s list their ten and answer them with facts.

“1. Salvation from Hellfire”

I can think of three major religions that are deathly afraid of hell. Christianity, Zoroastrianism, and Islam.

Admittedly I don’t know much about Zoroastrianism but with Christianity only those who reject Jesus goto hell. While in islam depending on the p-o-v of the muslim writer. Hell is a place of suffering first for the muslims and then we ‘kaafir’ or a place of refining which is a temporary place.

Islams hell is quite the spiritual horror movie with the following torments:

“Koran 98:1-8 “

“The unbelievers among the People of the Book and the pagans shall burn for ever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures. “

“Here “People of The Book” refers to Christians and Jews. So according to Prophet Mohammed, Christians, Jews and pagans are the vilest of all creatures in the world. Islam in deed holds a high respect for people of other religions!!”

“Koran 22:19-22:23 “

“Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Sclading water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed rods of iron. Whenever, in their anguish, they try to escape from Hell, back they shall be dragged, and will be told: ‘Taste the torment of the Conflagration!’ “

“Koran 18:28-30 “

“For the wrongdoers We have prepared a fire which will encompass them like the walls of a pavilion. When they cry out for help they shall be showered with water as hot as molten brass, which will scald their faces. Evil shall be their drink, dismal their resting-place. “

“Koran 55:41-52”

“That is the Hell which the unbelievers deny. They shall wander between fire and water fiercely seething. Which of your Lord’s blessing would you deny ?”

“Koran 76:1-5”

“For the unbelievers We have prepared chains and fetters and a blazing Fire…”

“Koran 73:12”

“We have in store for the unbelievers heavy fetters and a blazing fire, choking food and harrowing torment: on the day when the earth shall quiver with all its mountains, and the mountains crumble into heaps of shifting sand.”

http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/hell.html

So all non muslims goto hell while the lusty moslems go here:

“2. Paradise”

Islams ‘paradise’ / Jannah is not the same as a Christians Theology. Here is a demonstration.

“The X-RATED PARADISE OF ISLAM “

http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/heaven.html

“3. Forgiveness for all previous sins”

Muslims can quite the list of sins to be forgiven of. Providing of course they use a ‘works’ related religion compared to Faith.

“AL Kabair Major Sins in islam”

http://www.allaahuakbar.net/important_issues_of_islaam/major_sins.htm

“Major and Minor Sins in Islam “

“Sunday, April 26, 2009”

http://islamglobalreligion.blogspot.com/2009/04/major-and-minor-sins-in-islam.html

As you can see if you bother to read the above subject. Muslims have 70 major sins they have to avoid. People are born with the capability to sin and cause others pain. While this muslim author might think themselves sinless. They are as much of a sinful group as any other. Romans 1:18-32.

“4. Solutions to every problem”

According to this moslem author: “Islam has solutions to every problem in life, whether personal, social, economic or political. As a Muslim you will never be lost for an answer and all your problems will have clear solutions. “

Really?

As far as I am concerned… From reading Islamic media, blogs and Islamic religious websites. Islams problems of: poverty, corruption, lack of education, women’s rights: contraception-abortion- making underage marriage illegal, Freedom of speech, Freedom of other religions, the use of violence… are NOT solved.

The theories that Muhammad brought forth in regards to women, non muslim religions, modernity, have not only been ignored but are too medieval for use in the 21st century.

“5. Conviction”

According to the writer of this post:

“All false theories concerning the origination of man and the universe are answered and decisively refuted in the Qur’aan by the Creator of mankind and the universe Himself – Allah. “

“We are told in the Qur’aan that there will be a Hell (for unbelievers) and aParadise(for Muslims). Furthermore, we are informed that there will be a Day of Judgement and every person will be consequently accounted for their actions in this life. And because the Qur’aan is a divine, miraculous, irrefutable book, we can believe in all of this with total conviction. “

I have considered the Qurans ideas about God, Creation, Angels and more are not original but copied from the Torah and Christian Bible. Chronologically those religions and others were made LONG BEFORE Muhammad and his islam were ever created.

“6. Contentment”

IF moslems are so ‘content’ with the Islamic system why are they migrating to the many Western countries? After all they have no use to leave their home countries because according to moslems “Islam is a perfect system!”. And yet this ‘perfect system’ is not providing for their financial, personal security and other needs.

“7. Personal security”

Another flawed idea by this moslem author is:

“By embracing Islam and declaring the Kalimah (testimony of faith), you will attain peace and security, and it would be strictly forbidden under Islamic law for any person – Muslim or non-Muslim – to violate the sanctity of your life, wealth or properties. “

 

“Whosoever intentionally violates the sanctity of an innocent believer will be severely punished under the Shari’ah.”

Hmmm sounds great eh? Then why is it that muslimas are not safe in Islamic countries? Why the assults against Christians and other groups in Islamic countries?

“Sexual Assaults and Molestation of Girls in Pakistan; My Story”

“by Amna Gilani”

“07 Aug, 2008”

http://www.islam-watch.org/Letters/Muslim-Sexual-Assaults-Molestation-Girls-Pakistan.htm

“Ahmadinejads Imam Islam Allows Raping Torturing Prisoners”

“Published: 09/01/09, 3:33 PM / Last Update: 09/01/09, 4:09 PM”

“by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133214

Christian Copts in Islamic Tradition and Law

http://www.amcoptic.com/egyptmag/trad.html

“Mob attacks Christian protest in Egypt”

“By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press “

“5 mins ago”

“05-14-2011”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ml_egypt

“8. Improved health”

According to this moslem author:

“Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, intoxicants or other substances that harm the human body are forbidden for Muslims to consume or profit from in any way. Thus, by becoming Muslim you would dramatically reduce your chances of getting diseases such as lung cancer or heart disease. “

 

“Furthermore, because homosexuality and sexual intercourse outside marriage is forbidden in Islam, you would also reduce your chances of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, such a cervical cancer or HIV.”

Really? Lets view a few posted fatwas and other information on “Islamic medicine”:

Camels’ Urine as Medicament

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503545074

Urine and Excrement of Edible Animals: Pure?

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503547156

Prophet instructing sick person to drink camel urine for cure

http://www.islamweb.net/ver2/fatwa/ShowFatwa.php?lang=e&Id=85944&Option=FatwaId

Uhhhh… Yeah that’s really healthy kids… GROSS!

Lets view moslems attitudes or opinions on the following:

Molestation, rape of the muslima

Fatwas in regards to sodomites and lesbians:

Islams failures in regards to molestation of the muslima. Including RAPE and other abuses!:

Sexual Harrassment of Muslim women by MUSLIM MEN

http://www.themodernreligion.com/women/w_harassmuslims.htm

“Wife Abuse in the Muslim Community “

“by  Kamran Memon  “

http://www.jannah.org/sisters/wifeabuse.html

“Wife Beating in Islamic Perspective”

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503544256

“Dealing with remorse after I beat my wife”

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?cid=1120469513969&pagename=IslamOnline-English-Cyber_Counselor/CyberCounselingE/CyberCounselingE

“MUSLIM WOMEN WHO BECOME HOMELESS HAVE LIMITED OPTIONS”

“By Jackie Spinner”

“Washington Post Staff Writer”

“Saturday, December 29, 2007; B01”

http://www.isna.net/articles/News/MUSLIM-WOMEN-WHO-BECOME-HOMELESS-HAVE-LIMITED-OPTIONS.aspx

 

 

Islamic fatwas dealing with sodomites and lesbians:

“Death Fall as Punishment for Homosexuality”

Read more: http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503545556#ixzz0pB1XyoUH

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503545556

“Muslim Sexual Perversion”

http://kenlydell.typepad.com/islamic_evil/muslim_sexual_perversion/index.html

So much for Islamic morality and hygiene.

“9. Improved hygiene”

So called Islamic hygiene is based off of

“Wudu (Ablution)”

http://muttaqun.com/wudu.html

Which as a moslems way to ritually purify themselves in order to go pray at their mosques.

Just because moslems use ‘wudu’ doesn’t mean that they are cleaner than the rest of us.

“10. Safer society”

“Alcohol, drugs, intoxicants and gambling are clearly linked to violent crimes, burglary and murder. Islam has made these things prohibited, as well as pornography and nudity, which are linked to rape and pedophilia. “

“Therefore, under Islamic law society would be safer and free from obscenities that pervert one’s mind and natural disposition. “

Really?

Lets look at a few examples of crime and other horrors in Islamic societies.

 

“Child Marriage”

http://www.faithfreedom.org/articles/women-in-islam/child-marriage/

“MUHAMMAD, AISHA, ISLAM, AND CHILD BRIDES

by Silas”

http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/childbrides.htm

“Was Muhammad a Pedophile?”

An Examination of Muhammad’s Relationship with a Nine-Year-Old Girl

“By David Wood”

http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/Wood/pedophile.htm

“What is so bad about child brides?”

“By Dallas M. Roark, Ph.D.”

http://www.answering-islam.org/authors/roark/child_brides.html

“Muhammad’s Marriage to a Minor: Examining the actual arguments

Sam Shamoun”

http://www.answering-islam.org/Responses/Osama/zawadi_puberty4.htm

“Muhammad and Aisha Revisited:”

“An Examination of Muhammad’s Marriage to a Prepubescent Girl And Its Moral Implications”

“Sam Shamoun”

http://www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/prepubescent.htm

Why rape is not found in Islamic countries

Monday, February 19, 2007

http://lightonthings.blogspot.com/2007/02/why-rape-is-not-found-in-islamic.html

Violence against women in Pakistan: Crime or custom?

Pooja | Feb 6 2007

http://www.themuslimwoman.org/entry/violence-against-women-in-pakistan-crime-or-custom/

Death for Refusal of Burka and the Deceptive Muslim Denials

Share  Author: Muhammad Hussain — Published: Dec 19, 2007 at 6:18 pm

http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/death-for-refusal-of-burka-and/

Killings of newborn babies on the rise in Pakistan

by Hasan Mansoor Hasan Mansoor – Mon Jan 17, 2:40 am ET

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110117/lf_afp/pakistanchildreninfanticide

Ramadan Crime

Oct 20th, 2006, in IM Posts, by David

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/762/ramadan-crime/

In other words islams crime rates and societal horrors do not make that system better than anyone elses.

 

Conclusion:

In my amateur attempt at countering the propaganda of this moslem writer I have tried to show that the Islamic system at present cannot possibly answer all the problems we humans have left on this planet. Since 2005 I have been reading on islam from moslems themselves and I are skeptical of their claims.

All information in this post obviously comes from fellow skeptics, news stories and Islamic news sources and other moslem writers. Despite my biases I still have not found the so called ‘perfections in islam or moslems.

I simply see human beings that cannot live up to their Theocratic system and I see its failures and utter foolishness that will only cause more trouble if it becomes the new Western Governments.

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