After every attack from ISIS, Taliban, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, SIMI, JKLF, Omar Mateen, Jihadi John, we hear – “Terror has no religion”, “Islam means Peace”, “It is just a few bad apples who have nothing to do with Islam”, “ISIS is not Islam”.
As if these one-liners are gospels from latest book of God that one must recite without applying brain.
I would appreciate that followers of “Terror has no religion” cult prove their stand with reasoning. Do not expect us to sing these gospels instead of venting anger on those who are killing consistently for centuries now.
Time for some hard interrogation. Don’t be vague. Be specific.
- Quran, Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim – these are the top 3 religious books of Islam.
- Please provide names of published translations of these 3 books that are popularly read by peaceful Muslims and teach that non-Muslims will also go to heaven.
- Please provide names of published translations of these 3 books that are read by those who kill in name of ISIS or Boko Haram.
- Since most terrorists in Europe, America, Australia, India do not know Arabic, please provide the names of above translations in English. This will also help most people in world verify the claim of “terror has no religion”
- Please point out what are the differences in translations used by peacefuls and non-peacefuls.
- The most popular translations of Quran, Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim available in English are blatantly violent against non-Muslims, especially women. Refer Quran.com that has 6 different translations of Quran in English and 33 in other languages. Refer Sunnah.com that contains the ONLY English translation of Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim and 11 more Hadiths. Why are all of these translations full of hatred against Hindus, Jews, and Christians? Why they justify making sex-slaves out of non-Muslim women? Why do you think one would not become a terrorist if he takes these translations seriously that promise rewards for hating non-Muslims and punishment for loving them?
- If all these translations are misleading, where are those translations hidden that are clearly peaceful? Why are they not in publication? Where can we find them? Why are they not popular?
- If you claim that one can misinterpret Islam if one studies any translation without learning from an expert, then why are all Muslim organizations distributing these Qurans for free on road and online? Instead, why there is no massive appeal from any Muslim individual or organization to stop distributing or reading Quran and Hadiths unless under tutelage of an “expert”?
- If Islamic texts are so prone to misinterpretation that a layman can become a terrorist instead of becoming a peaceful saint, then these translations are the most dangerous weapons in world. Why is then there no effort in identifying, listing, and banning public distribution of all these translations of Quran to prevent terror? Why “Islam means Peace” supporters do not appeal the governments to ban all sites that distribute Islamic texts – all of which are prone to massive misinterpretation? Let study of Islam be restricted to only under “expert” care. Like Scheduled Drugs that are available under only under prescription.
Rarely has a non-Muslim read a translation of Quran, forget about original Quran in Arabic. There is no way for him to judge what Quran says – either good or bad. And that is not even relevant because the non-Muslim is not carrying out bomb attacks. When a non-Muslim dies in Islamic terror attack, his family needs sympathy and not a lecture on how Islam of killer is different from actual Islam. It neither helps the family nor makes any sense. Because for the family, Quran is a black-box that will not bring back life of the dead.
Instead of giving sermons on beauty of black-box to victims, why are “Islam means Peace” lovers not focussing on teaching peace to those who kill in name of Islam?
Don’t tell a Donald Trump why he should not be concerned about safety of his nation. Tell ISIS, Omar Mateens, Jihadi Johns-in-making why the translations on Quran.com and Sunnah.com that say Hindus are worst of creatures and one can keep sex-slaves are all bull**it and do not represent true Islam. Deprive them access to violent books that make them terrorists. Provide them access to peaceful translations that have remained hidden from world so far.
Moral – Don’t raise empty slogans. Prove what you claim. If Islam means Peace, destroy all translations that hint on contrary, and teach ISIS why they are wrong. And explain why the peace of peaceful translations so covertly concealed that it is impossible to locate on internet or buy in a book shop.