Way back in Molesting Mo’s time, the Muslims were still pissed at their loss to the Byzantine army in the aftermath of the battle of Mu’tah. Their pride of being members of the One True Religion didn’t allow them to accept that defeat.
So to save face, Mohammed started getting ready for another battle; yet another battle in the long line of battles that Muslims have fought against the Infidels. This time, however, Mohammed said that the Byzantine army was invading and planning to take over the Muslim world, including Medina. Evidently, Allah himself must have told Mohammed this choice piece of intel. This was to become known as the battle of Tabuk, dubbed “the Tabuk expedition”.
But this “battle” never took place. An army of 30,000 Muslim jihadists marched to Tabuk unopposed, with no Byzantine “invasion” army in sight. They came back celebrating yet another great victory over the infidels (wow, where have I heard that before?)
Before the march took place, there was a draft to recruit soldiers. Some Muslims didn’t want to participate in the Jihad, so they made excuses as to why they shouldn’t go. Allah and his “messenger” didn’t like that too much, so he said the following about them,
“Those who were left behind rejoiced in tarrying behind the Messenger of Allah and were averse to struggling with their possessions and their selves in the way of Allah. They said, ‘Go not Forth in the heat.’ Say. ‘The Fire of Jahannam is hotter did they but understand!’” (Sura 9. 81) When Mohammed came back from Tabuk, he pretended he knew that those guys were lying so he chose three Muslims who’d been really good jihadists before. He decided to punish them as a test and a warning for all other Muslims who didn’t join in the murderous jihad. The punishment he decided for them was that no one should talk to them for 50 days. Here’s an account written from a Muslim perspective:
“Among those who had stayed behind at the time of this expedition were Ka'b ibn Malik, Murarah ibn ar-Rabi' and Hilal ibn Umayyah. They were among the first Muslims and had been thoroughly tested in Islam... The situation was only part of the Divine wisdom, so they would really examine themselves and be a lesson for all Muslims in the future. Such failings are usually because of procrastination, weak will and over-reliance on means.Source (written from a Muslim’s point of view): The Tabuk Expedition.
The Messenger of Allah forbade anyone to speak to them. All the Muslims obeyed him and people avoided them. They had to endure that trial for fifty days. Ka'b ibn Malik would attend prayers with the Muslims and visit the markets but everyone ignored him. But his suffering only increased his faith in Islam…A revelation (read Sura 9. 117-118) came from Allah to illustrate how their example would hold for all time. They had not deserted their faith but had found refuge and safety with Allah.”
I remember this story being told us in school, at home, in the mosque and on the street. Along with the battles of Badr, Uhud and the Trench (Khundaq), this story is one of the most well-known stories in the Islamic world.
It has one simple lesson to it: You say no to murdering in the name of Allah, you’re doomed.
This is one of the reasons I am never awestruck when a Muslim so easily blows himself up (or herself up) with that sickening smile of satisfaction on his face. Waging Jihad is a duty and avoiding it means you’re going to hell.
How could a people who hold nothing more dearly than Islam and their murderous Allah ignore that command? How can they keep on loving life, children, parents or siblings when all their god wants from them is the killing of others? How can Muslims refuse to wage Jihad if choosing the path of peace means they are going to hell?
When the shortest way to paradise is Jihad, I don’t wonder why Muslims commit so much violence. When all the world is for is to spread the religion of Islam, I am not baffled why they murder in cold-blood. For it is a part of their life, a part of their death and a part of their afterlife. Without violent Jihad, a Muslim’s life is incomplete.
How can a people so corrupt and brainwashed be trusted, be taught, be enlightened? All they believe is what Mohammed said,
“I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220. And the rest to them is from Satan.
A man who said he was the greatest prophet but believed he was no less than a god, that anyone who disagreed with him committed a sin worthy of death—a man who taught his followers to be just like him, proud and barbaric—I’d expect his followers to do what they are doing right now, kill others and die.