The Detroit News’ Attempt to Whitewash Islam ~ Undone!

Detriot NewsIn order to defeat Islam in America we need to be willing to put in the time to counter the Muslim lead misinformation machine. A machine that unfortunately has uninformed non-Muslims who are greasing its wheels. Today we see an example of this in the Detroit News.

Isis is not the same as Islam  http ://

Steve Spreitzer, Karry Moss, Matthew J. Wesaw and Cary McGehee

Extremists for centuries have claimed religious reasons for their barbaric actions, creating a backlash against others who are truly following their beliefs. Today we are seeing that play out in Michigan, as members of our local Muslim community are facing hatred, harassment and vandalism in retribution for acts happening half a globe away – acts that they are quick to condemn themselves.

I condemn any violence and vandalism, but right off the bat we can see the ignorance of the four authors. Because Islam itself is barbaric.


Koran 5:33 (Altafsir)

{ إِنَّمَا جَزَآءُ ٱلَّذِينَ يُحَارِبُونَ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَيَسْعَوْنَ فِي ٱلأَرْضِ فَسَاداً أَن يُقَتَّلُوۤاْ أَوْ يُصَلَّبُوۤاْ أَوْ تُقَطَّعَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَرْجُلُهُم مِّنْ خِلافٍ أَوْ يُنفَوْاْ مِنَ ٱلأَرْضِ ذٰلِكَ لَهُمْ خِزْيٌ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَلَهُمْ فِي ٱلآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ }

The following was revealed when the ‘Arniyyūn came to Medina suffering from some illness, and the Prophet (s) gave them permission to go and drink from the camels’ urine and milk. Once they felt well they slew the Prophet’s shepherd and stole the herd of camels: Truly the only requital of those who fight against God and His Messenger, by fighting against Muslims, and hasten about the earth to do corruption there, by waylaying, is that they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or have their hands and feet cut off on opposite sides, that is, their right hands and left feet, or be banished from the land (the aw, ‘or’, is [used] to indicate the [separate] application of [each of] the cases [listed]; thus, death is for those that have only killed; crucifixion is for those that have killed and stolen property; the cutting off [of limbs on opposite sides] is for those that have stolen property but have not killed; while banishment is for those that pose a threat — this was stated by Ibn ‘Abbās and is the opinion of al-Shāfi‘ī; the more sound of his [al-Shāfi‘ī’s] two opinions is that crucifixion should be for three days after [the] death [of the killer], or, it is also said, shortly before [he is killed]; with banishment are included similar punishments, such as imprisonment and the like). That, mentioned requital, is a degradation, a humiliation, for them in this world; and in the Hereafter theirs will be a great chastisement, namely, the chastisement of the Fire.

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Judging someone on the basis of their religious beliefs is just as unacceptable as judging them on the color of their skin, or their gender. Unfortunately, due largely to ignorance, we are seeing stereotyping playing out here in Michigan in the wake of the deplorable series of beheadings, terrorist attacks on schools, hostage taking and other uncivilized behavior in the Middle East, Pakistan and Australia.

Apparently not even one of the four authors has bothered to read a Koran. Because Islam judges on religious beliefs.

Koran 1:7

{ صِرَاطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ ٱلْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِم وَلاَ ٱلضَّآلِّينَ }

the path of those whom You have favoured, with guidance (from alladhīna together with its relative clause is substituted by [ghayri l-maghdūbi ‘alayhim]) not [the path] of those against whom there is wrath, namely, the Jews, and nor of those who are astray, namely, the Christians. The subtle meaning implied by this substitution is that the guided ones are neither the Jews nor the Christians. But God knows best what is right, and to Him is the Return and the [final] Resort. May God bless our master Muhammad (s), his Family and Companions and grant them everlasting peace. Sufficient is God for us; an excellent Guardian is He. There is no power and no strength save in God, the High, the Tremendous.

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Our friends and neighbors of the Islamic faith are not responsible for the violence done in the name of religion around the world. We join in denouncing those who racialize and minimize Islam, blaming it for geopolitical tensions and using it as an excuse for more violence rather than developing a better understanding of Muslims and the Islamic religion.

They might be your neighbors but that does not mean they are your friends and have good intentions.

Koran 5:51

{ يَـٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ ٱلْيَهُودَ وَٱلنَّصَارَىٰ أَوْلِيَآءَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَآءُ بَعْضٍ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لاَ يَهْدِي ٱلْقَوْمَ ٱلظَّالِمِينَ }

O you who believe, do not take Jews and Christians as patrons, affiliating with them or showing them affection; they are patrons of each other, being united in disbelief. Whoever amongst you affiliates with them, he is one of them, counted with them. God does not guide the folk who do wrong, by affiliating with disbelievers.

Muslims believe the Koran is the word of their God, and not just parts of it. All of it. That is why no Muslim will condemn any Koranic verse. They have also been instructed by their hero Mohammad to lie.

It would help if the authors of Islam actually put in a real effort to understand Islam. But instead they have chosen to take the easy way out.

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As we always have, we stand united with our Muslim sisters and brothers, especially during this time when their religion has been hijacked by extremists. Indeed, Muslim religious leaders from across the region spoke out against ISIS on Aug. 15, with Imam Mohammad Elahi, of the Islamic House of Wisdom, calling ISIS “a bunch of gangsters” that does not represent Islam.

Of course they do not offer any proof whatsoever showing how Islam has been “hijacked”. But I can easily prove it hasn’t been. As Mohammad himself was a terrorist.

Sahih Muslim Hadith Book 019, Number 4366

It has been narrated by ‘Umar b. al-Khattib that he heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.

A few months ago Muslim leaders did make a statement. One that the quartet above obviously did no homework on. Because it was refuted here.

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To expand our community of peace, we encourage you to learn more about the culture and faith of our Muslim neighbors. It is important always, but especially at this time of global fear and tension, to expand the circle of civic friendship. We suggest the following:

Arrange a presentation on Islam by the Council of American Islamic Relations.

Join the Take on Hate Campaign.

To save America from the barbarity of Islamic rule, North American Infidels encourages you to learn more about the culture and faith of our Muslim neighbors. You can start by reading how we refuted the Council of American Islamic Relations “About Islam” page. Ignorance kills.



Steve Spreitzer, is president and CEO, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion; Kary Moss, is executive director, ACLU of Michigan; Matthew J. Wesaw, is director, Michigan Department of Civil Rights; Cary McGehee, is president, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.





9 comments for “The Detroit News’ Attempt to Whitewash Islam ~ Undone!

  1. Gingersnap_
    December 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I read this article this morning in my Detroit free press & just couldn’t believe the blatant LYING. the freep should be ashamed of itself pedaling this hogwash as news… islam is NOT USER FRIENDLY and the sooner americans wake up to this FACT, the sooner we can move on fixing it, as in STOP IMMIGRATION FROM MIDDLE EASTERN & EASTERN NATIONS, including those Obama plans on bringing here from Syria….Obama completely IGNORED the ethnic cleansing of Christians in Iraq, Syria but hes all for moving those squalid muslims here on the US dime to be FOREVER AND EVER supported by tax dollars.

    • December 24, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Hi Ginger,
      I hope you had the time to leave a comment or two in their comment section. The more people who counter this kind of stuff the better. Keep on speaking up!

      • Gingersnap_
        December 25, 2014 at 3:25 am

        i have in the past, they ignore my comments, freep is a liberal paper. that article was pure gall, nothing short.

        • December 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

          That is OK, because your comments might be educating others who are just reading. Think of it this way, we are planting seeds of information. 🙂

  2. David Harding
    December 23, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Great article …”Judging someone on the basis of their religious beliefs is just as unacceptable as judging them on the color of their skin, or their gender.” What if their beliefs call for beheading any one who disagrees with those same awful beliefs….these guy are blind!

  3. chriscal09
    December 23, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    The authors of this op-ed forget that, unlike race and gender, religion is a choice. We judge people daily based on the choices they make. We also judge people by the friends and allies they choose.

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