Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Nothing to Do with Islam

Notwithstanding the admission of Edward Archer - the Muslim who recently ambushed a Philadelphia police officer, shooting him three times - that he committed his deed in the name of Islam because American police enforce laws which are at variance with sharia, the mayor of the City of Brotherly Love, Jim Kenney, proclaimed that,
[I]n no way, in no way, shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you have see on that screen [video of the shooting]. That is abhorrent. It’s terrible and it does not represent the religion in any way, shape or form or any of its teachings. And this is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers, has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith. That is abhorrent.
Here's the video:
The mayor is embarrassing himself. Imagine that a white shooter tried to shoot a black cop and gave as his reason that he was a member of a white supremacist group that believes that blacks are cursed by God. Would the mayor say that that man's actions do not represent white supremacists in any way, shape, or form? I doubt it.

I suspect everyone in that room, including His Honor, actually does believe that Islam had everything to do with the attempted murder. Liberal progressives, it seems, simply cannot bring themselves to admit that that their decades long infatuation with multiculturalism and diversity is not working out well. Indeed, like the crowd watching the emperor parading buck naked down the street, they seem perfectly willing to flatly deny what's plainly obvious in order to evade having to acknowledge the uncomfortable truth that what Archer did is perfectly justified by both the Koran and the example of Mohammad himself.

To say, as the mayor does, that Archer's actions do not "represent the religion in any way, shape or form or any of its teachings" reveals a signal ignorance of both Islamic theology and history. Consider, for example, these passages from the Koran:
8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshiping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshiping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.

9:5. ... kill the Mushrikun {unbelievers} wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat {the Islamic ritual prayers}), and give Zakat {alms}, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

9:29. Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
I think it safe to say that a devout Muslim like Archer has a better grasp of what constitutes Islam than does Mr. Kenney who evidently either thinks these surahs don't mean what they say or doesn't have a clue about what Muslims believe.