How Islam failed me: An Iranian ex-Muslim speaks out about the Quran, violence & slavery

My name is Amil Imani, and I am a former Muslim from Iran. I am often asked why I left Islam and how did it happen. Looking back, I see no particular time or event that suddenly severed my link with Islam. There was nothing nearly as dramatic as what reportedly happened to Paul on the road to Damascus, transforming him from a rabid Christian persecutor to a devoted follower of Jesus.

My alienation from Islam had its seed in the way I was raised. My parents encouraged me to ask questions and to question everything, rather than telling me to shut up, as children are often told.

Never fully embraced Islam

Being born in a Muslim family in Iran, I was literally enveloped by Islam and everything Islamic. Many questions unavoidably kept popping in my mind, and I tried to find answers to them. More often than not, the answers I found tended to repel rather than attract me to Islam. I never fully embraced Islam. I didn’t leave Islam. Islam simply failed to take me.

From very early on, I believed in a modified version of Occam’s razor, also known as the lex parsimoniae or “law of parsimony.” To me, an explanation with the fewest assumptions is either the correct one or the preferable one. The best answers, more often than not, are the simple ones. Islam, by contrast, seemed to supply numerous answers to the same questions in complex and confusing forms. A great many of the answers, it seemed to me, were improvisations of the clergy who took the freedom of saying what suited them. The Quran itself, being bewildering, helped the clergy in their muddled pronouncements.

My search for answers has taken me on a journey of discovery in the competing, crowded, and confusing marketplace of ideas. I noticed a universal human need to believe in some power or forces beyond ourselves and beyond the finite and the corporeal. If there were no God, we humans would make one up, it is said. I found out that, in this debate about this seemingly innate need to believe in a supernatural being, three major viewpoints have emerged: Monotheism, positing a single god who created the universe, set it in motion, and, according to deism, let it play out without interfering in it; polytheism, with many gods, sometimes requiring a “super-god” above the rest, “sorting them all out,” so to speak; and atheism, characterized by dismissing any and all gods. (Other views included pantheism, humanism, freethought and mythicism.)

Of the three major camps, polytheism seemed to me the most attractive and yet troubling at the same time. And Islam’s theism—”Allahism”—steeped in superstition, replete with nonsensical explanations and discriminatory sharia law, repulsed me. I discovered eventually that all the religious instruction I needed to guide my life was contained in the ancient Zoroastrian triad of good thoughts, good speech and good deeds, and I accepted the Universal Charter of Human Rights as their logical extension.

Going to the source: The Quran

Muslims contend that their faith is squarely based on the Quran and all other Islamic dogma should conform to the teaching of the Quran. They also claim that the Quran is a literal word of Allah and consider Allah the one and only creator of the entire universe. According to the Quran itself, Allah created the universe by one word of his mouth, in Arabic kon va yakoon—”be and became.” These claims made my task somewhat simpler. My search was narrowed, and I focused myself fully on the Quran, aiming to understand it to the best of my ability, striving to find out what exactly Allah’s words were.

Section of the Quran/Koran in ArabicAlthough I am not Arab, I know enough Arabic to go directly to the book of Allah and study it word by word. As I spent endless days studying the Quran, instead of becoming enlightened, I found myself more and more confused and bewildered. At that time, I ended up with the conviction that the Quran may indeed be the handiwork of Allah, as Muslims believe. But, in reality it is nothing more than a smallish book consisting of a collection of confusing verbiage, contradictory phrases and even outright errors of facts that purportedly the illiterate Mohammed authored over the course of some 20 years in a piecemeal fashion. I am certain that presenting the Quran for evaluation to a body of 100 of the greatest and most impartial scholars, fully versed in Arabic, will result in a verdict similar to my own conclusion.

As Quranic scholar Gerd-R. Puin says:

The Koran claims for itself that it is “mubeen,” or clear. But if you look at it, you will notice that every fifth sentence or so simply doesn’t make sense. Many Muslims and Orientalists will tell you otherwise, of course, but the fact is that a fifth of the Koranic text is just incomprehensible.

Moreover, the Quran is full of what could be called “hate speech” against non-Muslims. As summarized by Dr. Moorthy Muthuswamy:

About sixty-one percent of the contents of the Koran are found to speak ill of the unbelievers or call for their violent conquest; at best only 2.6 percent of the verses of the Koran are noted to show goodwill toward humanity. About seventy-five percent of Muhammad’s biography (Sira) consists of jihad waged on unbelievers.”

As an ethical and loving person, I just could not hate those billions of non-believing human beings, as required by holy writ.

“About sixty-one percent of the contents of the Koran are found to speak ill of the unbelievers or call for their violent conquest.”

Time for change

No sharia law in AmericaThe 21st century presents great challenges and opportunities that demand new ways of thinking and behaving. The doctrine of Islam may have been appropriate for the desert dwellers of some 1,400 years ago, the people Muslims themselves stigmatize as “The Ignorant.” However, Islam today is dysfunctional, to say the least. As a matter of fact, Islam went astray from the very beginning and inflicted a great deal of suffering on both its followers and those who resisted its advance.

Life is precious. It is to be protected, nurtured and celebrated. Mankind is moving, perhaps at a glacier pace, toward reconciliation and ever-expanding inclusiveness, without any group or ideology imposing itself on others. Any attempt against this trend of “unity in diversity” is doomed to failure, as exemplified by the demise of fascism and communism.

The Islamic “charter,” the Quran, in many parts preaches discrimination, death and imposition of its dogma on everyone. The political system of Islam, just like fascism and communism, is likewise a dysfunctional ideology that needs to be abandoned. Humanity has matured considerably since the time of Muhammad. In order to continue its forward march, mankind must follow a roadmap appropriate for its age and state of development. It is foolish to insist that a book composed nearly a millennium and a half ago must serve as the one and only guide for humanity today.

“It is foolish to insist that a book composed nearly a millennium and a half ago must serve as the one and only guide for humanity today.”

Islam as slavery

Islam is a slaveholder religion. It feels that it owns you; it condemns you as an apostate to be beheaded if you dare to leave its chains. Islam demands submission, which is the meaning of its name, and Muslims happily call themselves “slaves of Allah.” In this regard, Islam also has a long history of actual slavery, justified by its texts. Non-Muslims, by contrast, respect the individual as a free human being and support one’s inalienable right to believe whatever one wants to believe—even if it is a non-belief. If one still wishes to wrap oneself in this suffocating security blanket—Islam—then, I ask, please keep it to yourself and refrain from forcing it on others.

Iranian ex-Muslim activist Amil Imani has his own website at AmilImani.com, as well as FreeAmericanPress.com. Amil writes hard-hitting exposes of Islamic doctrines and history, especially as concerns his beloved native land of Persia. The author of Obama Meets Ahmadinejad and Operation Persian Gulf, Imani is also a dedicated American patriot and Constitutionalist, having lived in the United States since 1979, the same year his country was taken over by Islamic fundamentalists. Amil works with many other Iranian activists and longs for the day when his homeland can be free.

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  1. Powerful Testimony!!!
    I like that your parents asked you to ask questions. I do the same to other people of other faiths or even in the apostate Christian Churches. I exhort them to consider the Word of God as the Final Authority. Thank you for your testimony. Blessings.

    Saint Andrew

  2. Thank you for your courage
    Thank you very much, Mr. Imani. Very eloquent indeed. Honestly, I was sick to my stomach when Obama stood silent when the brave Iranian people rose up. My prayers are with you and them and their fight for freedom.

  3. Islam is a Shame
    I Love his messages and I wish they were more people like him who are not blind and have a heart. This man has guts. bravo for him and God protect him. Great job D.M. Murdock and AMIL IMANI !

  4. Great article
    I was raised a Christian,but I always had doubts and have spent a lifetime searching for truth. It is so refreshing to see others with the same views as I. My mind belongs to me, and my children have always been tought to question everything as well. It is great to see that people are doubting the writings that the priest class have used for centuries to control mankind for their personal gain. I have a simple belief. Be a good person. Nothing else matters. I have no use for magic books.Thanks for a wonderful site Acharya. We are of kindred spirits Mr Imani.

    1. Sir

      Just something to think about

      what is your compass of what is good? I’m sure many of the followers of Islam thinks raping and killing non believers is good.

      May God bless you

  5. Bless you Mr. Imani
    Bless Amil for his brave, relentless, journey to expose the truth…….it would be an honor to be his friend.

  6. Thank you for your kind regards to Amil. We are aware of the plight of India, which has suffered for over a thousand years this terrorist burden, and continues to do so unabated.

    The Hindu religion is constantly insulted by Muslims (and Christians), but Hindus for the most part do not rampage in the streets demanding heads to roll. Imagine if it were the other way around? We are dealing with bullies, pure and simple.

    Here are some links of importance to your cause – please feel free to spread them in forums all over the internet. That’s a huge way in which to disseminate this vital information and to draw attention to the plight of Hindus in their own homeland.

    80 million Hindus killed by Muslims
    http://www.politicalislam.com/tears/pages/tears-of-jihad/ ([url]http://www.politicalislam.com/tears/pages/tears-of-jihad/[/url])

    Here is a video about India’s millennial struggle against Islam.
    http://youtu.be/C8MCl0bHVXo ([url]http://youtu.be/C8MCl0bHVXo[/url])

    Here’s a succinct history of Islam in India:

    The Magnitude of Muslim Atrocities
    http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/modern/moghal_atro.html ([url]http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/modern/moghal_atro.html[/url])

    [quote]Islamic imperialism came with a different code–the Sunnah of the Prophet. It required its warriors to fall upon the helpless civil population after a decisive victory had been won on the battlefield. It required them to sack and burn down villages and towns after the defenders had died fighting or had fled. The cows, the Brahmins, and the Bhikshus invited their special attention in mass murders of non-combatants. The temples and monasteries were their special targets in an orgy of pillage and arson. Those whom they did not kill, they captured and sold as slaves. The magnitude of the booty looted even from the bodies of the dead, was a measure of the success of a military mission. And they did all this as mujahids (holy warriors) and ghazls (kafir-killers) in the service of Allah and his Last Prophet. [/quote]
    Be sure also to see my article about the Mumbai massacre – atrocious beyond words. Note that these horrible and evil deeds were committed explicitly in the name of Islam.

    http://freethoughtnation.com/contributing-writers/63-acharya-s/194-in-memory-of-the-mumbai-massacre.html ([url]http://freethoughtnation.com/contributing-writers/63-acharya-s/194-in-memory-of-the-mumbai-massacre.html[/url])

  7. You are a freedom-fighter, Amil
    You are a freedom-fighter, Amil, and I salute you! Islam will NOT dominate, because, ultimately, Realty will always prevail. And the Reality is: people will not live under a negative, puritanical, joyless theocracy forever.

    I am reminded of St. Patrick in Ireland, who brought Christianity to Ireland, and overturned the ancient Druids without any bloodshed. It was a unique achievement, and probably cannot be duplicated anywhere else. I don’t know if you are a Christian, but Patrick’s story, methods, and heroism might serve to help liberate the Iranian people too.

    And I’m also reminded of the ancient Greek playwright, Euripides, who said (long before Christ): “If gods do evil, then they are not gods.” How can that simple concept be spread throughout the Muslim world?

    Sincerely,

    Mary

  8. Thank you for all you do, Mr. Imani
    Hi, Amil.
    I really enjoy your articles. Your a fantastic writer. I love your objective.
    I’m an American living in Cairo, Egypt for 8 years now. Things ahead look very dark and depressing. I’m hoping to get back home to Georgia soon and away from all this mess.

    Anyway, keep up the good work!!
    Page

  9. You are doing a yeomen service to educate the huma
    Dear Amil,

    You are doing a yeomen service to educate the humanity on the danger it faces from Islam. The greatest breeding place for Islam is India. India (Hindus) has experienced Islamic terror multiple times more than the Islamic terror experienced by rest of the world combined. Islamic terror continues (openly supported by pseudo-secular and Marxists political parties) unabated in India (mostly against Hindus). Yet the world is silent.

    Could you please write a series of informative and educative articles on this? No Islamic terror analysis and strategy would be complete without including India’s situation.

    Thank you.

    May you live long and boldly keep up the truthful exposure of Islam.

    Vasudeva

    “A drop of practice is better than oceans of theories, advices and good resolutions.” Sri Aurobindo

  10. Nuclear Weapon Part
    About Nuclear Weapon….I just get 2 add it was Israel which helped shah allah 15 years be4 he scaped!

    Mullahhookers JUST TOOK OVER..Then no1 get problem with this “pea cefully” use 4 Energi!

    Problem is NOT the nuclearWeapon but the mullahCLOWNS!
    Is one night “khamenie” dreams about izlam(shia)last imam mehdi anoth er NIGHT rafsanjani…then it will be “Fight” against them..as babies which of them should push the botten(UP)!

    That’s the problem which even WE get the problem by that!

    What happens when during the fight the third mullahclown omar shows up and dream their own pedophilmuhamad 2push the botten?

    As you know since 2009..the hizbullahs mullahhooker omar get a huge band with mullah the OCKUPANTS of Iran!!!

    That’s why they should be “stopped”!!

    Little comersial 4 my youtube-channel..Thank you:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/INTHENAMEOFAHOUR?feature=mhee

  11. Thank you so much, Mr. Imani!
    Thank you so much, Mr. Imani! You will never know how much millions of Americans (and citizens of other western countries) admire and appreciate your immense courage, your endurance and perseverance!

    We MUST prevail against this 7th century barbaric, ruthless, disgustingly primitive cult masquerading as “one of the world’s great religions.”

    I honestly believe that the world IS awakening. We are nearly strong enough against these people, but without you and the other anti-Islam, anti-Islamofascist warriors, we would be in greater peril.

    Thank you. God bless you. Keep up your sensational, powerful writing!

    Cindy

  12. Thank you
    What strength, to see so clearly at such an early age – from within the confines of a family cloistered by the yolk of Islam; what strength, what wisdom, from a child! It’s not easy to escape one’s parents’ programming, particularly at a young age! Thus your observations, explanations, and determinations are beautifully clear & sensible, starting points for both captured Islamic minds, as well as the uninitiated, who may yet be deceived, & preyed upon by Islam – points you bring fore, Amil, to commence the fight for freedom – freedom for ourselves, and for our fellow-travelers on this beautiful, but dangerous, journey of life.

    Amil, you are my hero

  13. ISLAM is the work of the devil
    Dear Amil

    Excellent well written article. Here are some violent and racist versus in the book of the devil.

    *There is no separation between Church and State. (Koran chapter 2, verse 193)
    * Fighting is prescribed for Muslims. (Koran, chapter 2, verse 216)
    * Wives are a field to be used by their husbands as they desire. (Koran, chapter 2, verse 223)
    * Men are superior to women. (Koran, chapter 2, verse 228)
    * Women have half the rights of men in court as a witness. (Koran, chapter 2, verse 282)
    * A man may marry up to four wives at the same time. (Koran chapter 4, verse 3)
    * Women have half the rights of men in inheritance rights. (Koran chapter 4, verse 11)
    * A man may beat his wife. (Koran chapter 4, verse 34)
    * No opposition parties are allowed. (Koran chapter 4, verse 59)
    * Stealing is punished by the amputation of the hands. (Koran chapter 5, verse 38)
    * A Muslim must not take a Jew or a Christian for a friend. (Chapter 5, verse 51)
    * Muslims must fight until their opponents submit to Islam. (Koran chapter 9, verses 5, 29)
    * A Muslim apostate (one who leaves the faith) must be killed. (Koran chapter 9, verse 12)
    * Muslims must make war on non-Muslims. (Koran chapter 9, verse 73)
    * Adultery is punished by public flogging. (Koran chapter 24, verse 2)

  14. Never forget that you are a Persian.
    You possess the heritage of Cyrus and Darius, the Persians and the Medes.
    The land was famous in the ancient world for the training of horses. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were made for a Medean princess.

  15. Autonomous Living
    Thank you for the fine thought’s Amil, I enjoyed reading them while drinking my morning addiction called coffee…;-) Yet another example of the control mechanisms deployed on the masses in disguise as religion. I grew up feeling the same as you but in christian church’s not muslim mosque’s. Similiar hipocrisy and contradictions that most seem to actually fall for and allow the mind wash to begin. Like you I alway’s asked questions and was skeptical in my way of thinking, which didn’t take long to find my path away from religion.

    Blaming religion soley though to me is missing the finer details of what one could call this paradigm. All around the world I see this control mechanism at play under many disguises, it has many names and many idols so to speak. For example one person brought up the mulsim hindu conflict. True what has been going on within that sector of the globe, but lets not forget also another atrocity has been at play within the hindu system called the Caste System. Like all parts of the planet experiencing the restrictions of free will, there seems to be this pryamidal structure running behind the scenes.

    However not to get off track from your subject. Yes you have exposed what many have already learned about the Koran and added to Acharya’s depth of study concerning religion in general. Great job and great article.

    My concern however is, are we as children behaving so below as above, meaning are we just following in the footsteps of the seemingly negative and controlling forces that govern our lives and if given the opportunity would we improve our lot or fall pray to those same forces of entitlement, nepotisim, caste sytems, fedual systems and so on, that seem to keep rearing it’s ugly head all throughout mankinds history. People tend not to put a human head at the top of government, corporations nor the church but a human head is indeed running at the top of this mess. To me the wizard of oz if definitely behind the curtain and he is joined by many others will similiar intent. Like a coiled snake it has many heads or just one, we see the tail but not the head. It has no country it has no allegiance it is hidden and has us playing a game we dare not leave.

    These are just my two cents and thoughts again thanks for the articule!

  16. re: Thank you so much, Mr. Imani!
    [quote name="Cindy"]Thank you so much, Mr. Imani! You will never know how much millions of Americans (and citizens of other western countries) admire and appreciate your immense courage, your endurance and perseverance!

    We MUST prevail against this 7th century barbaric, ruthless, disgustingly primitive cult masquerading as “one of the world’s great religions.”

    I honestly believe that the world IS awakening. We are nearly strong enough against these people, but without you and the other anti-Islam, anti-Islamofascist warriors, we would be in greater peril.

    Thank you. God bless you. Keep up your sensational, powerful writing!

    Cindy[/quote]

    Yeah I thoroughly agree with you Cindy, we should get rid of Christianity, while we’re at it lets get rid of all the other religions too.

  17. Auditor
    Mr Amil Imani,

    Islam is a beautiful religion. Allah is the only god. (sorry to those of different views..:-) ). do u think that the world would exist on itself? do u think that night becomes day and vice versa by themselves???? do u think that the proportion of day to night and night to day in different seasons are all regulated by themselves?????

    The Prophet (SAW) performed jihaad becausse non believers were prosecuting him!!! do u not know the sotry of hazrat bilaal (R.A). how come then u say such things???

    i hope allah gives u guidance again.

    1. “Islam is a beautiful religion. Allah is the only god. “

      No, it isn’t, and no he’s not. Amil is right – you need to join him.

    2. You are ARAB and Islam suites you because it goes with your way of thinking… Islam is not for NON-ARABS especially Iran Aryan Nation… You want us to talk we talk, tell you what.. For us its a war, and we will win this war in our home land the land of Aryan Indo-European people Iran..

      Go and do your Islamic prayers in case your Allah goes back on his deal with you and wont give you the little child virgin girls which you all crave for in Heaven.. PEDO PROPHIT MOHAMED PISS BE UP ON HIM…

  18. mr amil,,,may almighty allah forgive yu and the people commented above,,,yu read and tried understanding quran for many years,,might be yu read it just like a normal book,,perform wadu and say aoozubillah 3 times and recite bismillah wit tru intensions to understand the quran then yu will surely understand it perfectly…everyone has the rights to choose their own religion and islam also gives yu tat freedom,,and yes ofcoarse the onnes will be punished on the day of resurrection who worshiped anyone else except allah,,,and prophet mohammed(saw) he the path of humanity we need to walk on with,,,and about women in islam women are respeted to their full in islam and thats why allah has commanded women to be kept in ‘parda’…and as for marriage a rich man can be the support for 4 womens,,,and pls ppl who commented they dont know anything abt islam so better not comment over it…may almight show yu the right path…

    1. From your writing it would appear that Mr. Imani is more intelligent and better educated than you are, so one wonders why you feel you are in a position of lecturing him?

      He was raised Muslim, and he knows firsthand of its evils. He has read the texts and is a renowned expert on Islam.

      You, on the other hand, have only taken in what Islamic propagandists have fed to you. If you open your eyes and look at the real world, you will know exactly why Mr. Imani left Islam.

      Start here:

      http://thereligionofpeace.com ([url]http://thereligionofpeace.com[/url])

      Then go here:

      http://faithfreedom.org ([url]http://faithfreedom.org[/url])

      And be sure to read Amil’s other articles here:

      http://amilimani.com ([url]http://amilimani.com[/url])

      Good luck.

    2. Muslims don’t think
      Okay a thousand years from now you people(or even today) will say ,I phone was invented by allah ,internet was invented by allah…but fails to think that allah was invented by humans.Muslims are already living in hells like somalia,afghanistan,pakistan etc..and muslims talk about muslims getting heaven is hollow and absolute rubbish.

  19. Dear Muslims
    Thank you very much for all the kind words and I hope the children of Allah will come to their senses and find humanity within their heart. You, the fighters of Allah must do some soul searching. You must educate yourself. Islam glorifies death by calling many of its martyrs the soldiers of Allah. Islam preaches superiority of the “we,” and inferiority of the “other.”

    Dear Muslim, being born human comes with a precious gift: the gift to think and decide for yourself. Islam has robbed you of this gift from birth. Parents, aided by relatives and brainwashed by slaveholder imams and mullahs, colluded and did the thinking for you when you were still in no position to exercise your right. They branded you as Muslim, simply because you were born in a Muslim family. Cattle are branded, not humans. Cattle are owned by others. Humans are not. Having branded you “Muslim,” those who robbed you of your gift of self-determination dared you to leave their bondage under the threat of death as apostate.

    Dear Muslim, you have been intelligent enough to forsake failed Islamic lands for a better life elsewhere. Dar-ul-Aman has given refuge. Now that you are in a free society, you want to reclaim your stolen gift of liberty and freedom of choice. You want to shatter the shackles of Islam that has enchained you from birth. You want to take your place in the ranks of the supporters and promoters of liberty that democracy provides and Islam destroys.

    Dear Muslim, you know full well that it is Islam’s dysfunctional doctrine with its stone-age rule of the Shariah that is responsible for the abominable conditions of the Islamic countries.

    Contrary to the preachers of hate – the Islamic clergy of vested interests – the “infidels” are not your enemies: they demonstrate their goodwill by giving you refuge; your deadly enemy is the interpretation of the doctrine of Islam that keeps you captive even in freedom.

    Religion is a powerful force. And as is the case with any force, it can do work of the good or that of the evil. And when there is multiplicity of religions at loggerheads with one another the forces clash and any benefit that religion offers is offset by potentially huge costs.

    Dear Muslim, you have taken a great step by coming to the Dar-ul-Aman in search of self-betterment. Now, you need to take the next step of purging your mind of the Psychosocial Virus of fundamentalist Islam you contracted unwillingly: you want to do all you can to give your children their gift of humanity by not doing to them what your parents did to you, so that they can, unencumbered by the dogma of hate, become emancipated human beings.

    This “Refuge,” a nation of all nations called America, is indeed the harbinger of the not too far away world of the future. A future world where liberty rules supreme and fascisms of all forms, including Islamofascism, will be remembered as horrific impediments to humanity’s ever-forward-march toward the goal of making this presently darksome village earth a reflection of heaven.

    Best wishes,
    Amil Imani

  20. Beleiving a book without any logic
    Muslims have achieved nothing as a community ,if there was no oil in the middle east they would still be living a medieval existence

    just think about this

    Muslim: Muhammad is a true prophet because the Quran says so.

    Inquirer: What is the evidence that the Quran is true and divine?

    Muslim: The Quran is true because Allah says so.

    Inquirer: How do you to be certain that Allah is the true God and the Quran is His divine words?

    Muslim: Allah is the true God because Muhammad said so.

    Inquirer: And how do you know what Muhammad was true?

    Muslim: Muhammad is true because the Quran says so.

    you can read more here

    http://www.islam-watch.org/authors/163-abid-ali/1332-how-muslims-defend-islam-their-silly-arguments.html

    1. Thank you for the idiotic driveby Islamic insult jihad. No, I’m not a Hindu, and I’m also not the one who will make a pilgrimage to Mecca to kiss the black stone. Perhaps you should look in the mirror before you ridicule others.

      Black stone at Mecca

      1. His comment is still more civilized than the filth posted on your website in the comments sections. And I am not talking about criticism of Islam but about insulting and hating Muslims as people. And there is no black stone kissing in the Quran. The black stone itself is not mentioned in the Quran. You constantly insult Muslims and yet when someone insults you back you object to that. Perhaps it’s you and your readers who should look in the mirror before insulting others.

        1. Pretty much everything you’ve said here is false and libelous, but thanks for another example of Islamic insult jihad.

          I have Muslim and ex-Muslim writers on this blog – including this very post itself – so your remark about “hating Muslims as people” and “insulting Muslims” is simply false. You are merely regurgitating standard Muslim hate speech against non-Muslims, including the inability to differentiate between the people and the ideology. Unlike your falsehoods, I am very careful to critique the ideology, whereas you make it personal and attack individuals. Therein lies the problem with Islamic fanaticism.

          Your lies about my person will not suffice to make people like Islam. On the contrary. In the meantime, real human beings are suffering from the oppression of Islam – they call themselves “Muslims” because they cannot leave under penalty of death. You are merely anchoring their fetters more firmly in place with your misplaced rage. The only “filth” on my website comes from ugly derogation and lies by fanatics spewing hate speech at nonbelievers.

          If you have a problem with Muslim fanatics kissing the black stone, I suggest you take it to THEM, rather than attacking me for telling the truth. A typical and cowardly tactic of attacking the person telling the truth, rather than complaining to the individuals engaged in the behavior you object to.

          Muslims kiss black stone at Mecca

          “Muslim pilgrims jostle for a chance to kiss the Black Stone; if they are unable to kiss the stone because of the crowds, they can point towards the stone on each circuit with their right hand.”

          Cheers.

          1. You have pretty much projected your own attributes on us because you think that that would make you and your comrades look innocent. It won’t.

            “Islamic insult jihad”? Telling the truth that you and your commentators hate Muslims is an insult and libelous? What about everything that you and your commentators have said about Muslims? So exposing you and your comrades for the hate filled bigots that you are is insulting and libelous. And correcting you on the myth of the so called black stone in Islam is attacking you as a person. That is really some messed up logic there.

            Just because some Muslims comment on your website (mainly negatively) will not absolve you of all the other hate and bigotry that is posted on your website. Allowing Muslim comments does not negate allowing hateful and bigoted comments toward Muslims. I can link to several hate comments on your website, and you have never said anything in objection to them. Actually you have never said anything good or nice about Muslims. But when someone like me or alfesh zuber posts a comment you are quick to jump guns. Goes a long way in showing your psyche and mentality.

            In my comment I said: “And I am not talking about criticism of Islam but about insulting and hating Muslims as people.” So clearly it is you and your readers who do not differentiate between the people and the religion.

            There is no penalty for apostasy in the Quran, that’s a late medieval tradition. The Quran is filled with dozens of verses guaranteeing freedom of religion and thought. Of course you will consider this a “cowardly attack” on your person.

            Calling ordinary Muslims who simply perform a pilgrimage “fanatics” is yet another evidence of your prejudice and fanaticism. By that logic all Muslims must be fanatics to you!

            If some people like to kiss a black stone, they can do so. I do not have to visit everyone who has ever kissed the so called black stone to educate him that it is not part of the religion of Islam. Still I argue that whenever the subject is brought up. In either case you were wrong.

            Bye.

          2. The honour of Islam lies in insulting kufr and kafirs [infidels]. One who respects the kafirs dishonours the Muslims… The real purpose of levying jiziya [infidel tax] on them is to humiliate them to such an extent that they may not be able to dress well and to live in grandeur. They should constantly remain terrified and trembling. It is intended to hold them under contempt and to uphold the honour and might of Islam.

            -Sufi saint Ahmad Sirhindi (1564-1624), letter No. 163

            The only person spewing hatred at people is you. You should be more concerned with the ideology you follow so ferociously that you go to someone else’s blog – a total stranger – to throw out all manner of rancor and calumny. First you defend a hostile individual who assailed me personally and ridiculed Hinduism, a religion followed by about one billion people. Sneering about Hinduism is apparently fine with you, but when I point out his hypocrisy, you feel the need to come in here and smear me personally with hate speech. Secondly, when I object to your libelous mischaracterization of my person, you come back with more invective.

            It is just so typical of someone defending the world’s most indefensible ideology to find fault with those who do not wish to be assaulted by said ideology. That’s part of the “blasphemy” calumny whereby people in Pakistan and elsewhere are being murdered by mobs with the same sort of libelous accusations.

            You are confirming the issues in this very post, written by someone raised in a Muslim family who rejected Islam because of the very behaviors you are displaying here. Rather than attack the messenger with calumny and hate speech, it would be best for everyone to address the very serious issues brought up here. Instead, one deflects off them with personal attacks that resemble something from an Inquisitor.

            The fact remains that millions of pilgrams DO kiss the black stone – again, if you have a problem with that, you need to go tell THEM. Attacking me for reporting this fact is yet another pathological behavior of a religious fanatic. But here you are saying that it’s fine for them to so, while assailing me for saying that they do engage in such behavior. You did NOT “correct” me AT ALL - that’s a transparent falsehood. You corroborated that Muslims DO kiss the black stone, which is exactly what I said.

            As concerns the death penalty for apostasy, if you actually followed the link, you would have read the following:

            The majority of Muslim scholars hold to the traditional view that apostasy is punishable by death or imprisonment until repentance, at least for adult men of sound mind.

            This traditional view is held today. Your false apologies ring hollow, especially for the people subjected to being terrorized under this standing doctrine.

            Meanwhile millions of human beings are suffering, while you go around essentially telling falsehoods about Islam’s doctrines and attacking those who are reporting them factually. Once more, if you have problem with people kissing the black stone or imposing the death penalty for apostasy, again, you need to go tell THEM that. I have no more interest in falsehoods, irrationality and calumny. All such commentary does is to confirm that the fanatical defense of Islam makes people behave badly.

        2. listen Arab or are you Pakistani?
          Taking about the facts of some thing 9in this case Islam and Quran) is not insulting them. Islam is evil and false as a religion MUSLEMS are the victims of Islam . Muslims like you. I promise you Iranian nation will finish Islam in Iran. Islam got fat as your Savage Arab ancestors invaded the then Iranian empire.. History has made it the destiny of Iranic nations to finish this malignancy from he body of our land, the land of Iran or Irnowich…

  21. Iran and its people should not be counted and considered as a Muslim nation.

    Fully respect and support what you are doing. May all the powers of good and positive be on your side. And please note that Anti-Islamic views which I have mentioned are certainly shared by grate majority of Iranian/Persians. It is common sense and fact that even looking at it from a human natures point of view, if you have a system (Islamic so called republic established in Iran 1979 which enforces islamic law, that which is in collision with Iranian culture and Racial background) you would only get opposite reaction anyways. So as far as Iranians are conserved, any Iranian in Europe and America etc. is going to be there precisely because they do not want to live under Islamic law. And it’s no good saying this one is softer Islam and that one is extremist Islam etc. Islam is what has been written in Quran the text book of terrorism and whoever adheres to it would have to be killing in the name of Mr Allah and Mohamad the terrorist paedophile so called prophet.. Any so called moderate Muslim who doesn’t adhere to the Qur’anic laws is simply fooling themselves and are only Muslims in name. Which then gives power to the Islamists because they can turn round and say hey look there are millions of Muslims.. Well basically do not count and /or include Iranian Nation as part of the so called Muslim worlds anyways. I tell you for why, because even the few Iranians who are still calling themselves as Muslim in religion are not really Muslims or seen as Muslim by the main majority of Muslim people anyways. Because they’re Shiite which is not considered as a Muslim by Arabs, Turks, Pakistanis etc. etc. whom are and follow the original Muslim leaders and Khalifas as they call them i.e. Sunnis. Don’t get me wrong the Shiite branch of Islam is just as same terrorists suppressive as its main branch of Islam the Sunnis, it’s just a historic difference in the power struggle they have had between them when originally they looted and raped and destroyed Non-Arabs such as Iranic people etc. etc… Majority of Iranian Nation has rejected Islam as a whole in their hearts and minds. They don’t want it (Full stop), And promise you as soon as the power which is suppressing them (Islamic republic regime) is weakened and overthrown you will see how the ones even which you might have thought were Muslims (BBC News reports in a way which makes uninformed viewers think people of Iran are some kind of Muslim and thy like Islam!!), how they would come out with what’s really in their hearts and minds, it won’t be long that one every street in Iran people will be burning Quran the text book of terrorism and Mosques will certainly be burned and turned into Libraries and Iranian cultural heritage centres, mark my word..

    For Iranians Islam is actually the total opposite of Iranian Ethnic, linguistic, Cultural historical way of thinking.

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