The Razviya Manazar Jamia-e-Islam madrassa, in Uttar Pradesh, has a new course to counter extremist propaganda. Students will compare the original excerpts from the Qur‘an and the Hadith to the distorted versions published by terrorist groups. “We want our students to be prepared to counter the propaganda of these organisations,” one teacher said.
So this is in India.
I wish the Americans were this pro-active.
So maybe in the not too distant future there will be an Islamic authority that tells Musilms how to follow Islam properly and prove it is a religion of peace.
Not likely. Below a few quotes from the Koran specifically. “People of the book” refers to Christians and Jews.
98:6 Bible believers are the worst of creatures
“The unbelievers of the People of the Book and the idolaters shall be in the Fire of Gehenna, therein dwelling forever; those are the worst of creatures.”
9:29 Fight and subjugate the Jews and Christians
“Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden — such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book — until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”
9:111 Paradise guaranteed to those who kill and are killed for Allah
“Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah; they kill, and are killed; that is a promise binding upon Allah in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Koran; and who fulfils his covenant truer than Allah? So rejoice in the bargain you have made with Him; that is the mighty triumph.”
9:73 Be harsh with unbelievers
“O Prophet, struggle with the unbelievers and hypocrites, and be thou harsh with them; their refuge is Gehenna — an evil homecoming!”
47:4 Behead and slaughter the unbelievers; take others captive
“When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads. So it shall be; and if Allah had willed, He would have avenged Himself upon them; but that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not send their works astray.”
5:51 Don’t take Jews and Christians as friends and allies
“O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Whoso of you makes them his friends is one of them. Allah guides not the people of the evildoers.”
Good for them. India has suffered more than any other country from Islamic terrorism.
In today’s (Aug. 8 2015) paper, the former Education Minister of Jordan, Zogan Obiedat, is quoted as saying “Islamic State ideology is there, in our textbooks.” He goes on to say that if ISIS overran Jordan “a large majority will join ISIS because they learned in school that this is Islam.”
There is an excellent web site, impact-se.org of an organization that has analyzed school texts throughout the Middle East to see what they say about war, peace, Israel/Arabs, etc. They also look at Israeli texts. They quote pertinent sections of the texts so you can actually see what is being taught. You should also be aware that the Saudi school in northern Virginia (!) was forced to withdraw and change some of its texts a year or so ago because they were teaching hatred, etc.
There is also an excellent public letter from hundreds of imams around the world to al-Baghdadi (leader of ISIS). lettertobaghdadi.com It’s good because it makes its points in Islamic terms. One of the best parts is the end (appendix?) where it compares ISIS to some prophesied evil group.