Sunday, December 18, 2005

Bali Bomber Says Mohammed Killed Infidels

According to The Australian, "BALI bombings commander Mukhlas has written a fanatical call-to-arms from his death-row prison cell, exhorting Muslims to kill Westerners."

Some of his comments are revealing as to how some if not many Muslims view their faith and the founder of their faith. Here are two excerpts from the 60-page document:
You who still have a shred of faith in your hearts, have you forgotten that to kill infidels and the enemies of Islam is a deed that has a reward above no other . . .

Aren’t you aware that the model for us all, the Prophet Mohammed and the four rightful caliphs, undertook to murder infidels as one of their primary activities, and that the Prophet waged jihad operations 77 times in the first 10 years as head of the Muslim community in Medina?
Uh...if Mukhlas is correct it would appear that Islam, by imitation of Mohammed and the first Caliphs who followed him, is a faith that demands and rewards violence towards infidels and unbelievers.

Other Muslims insist that they are a religion of peace, tolerance and...well...all those other nice things.

Who is right? This is the question whose answer tauntingly eludes us.

I wonder how many Muslim hymns begin with, "I've got peace like a river in my soul!"