MuslimResponse.com: What They do not Tell you

Recently I was viewing the MuslimMatters.org website, and on it there is an article about a new group entitled MuslimResponse.com. Here is part of the interview with their VP of Media Relations, Asmaa Hussein.

Haytham: Can you summarize what MuslimResponse.com is all about?

Asmaa: Muslim Response is a non-profit and non-political information dissemination project. Its vision is to fill the void in the media where mainstream Muslim thoughts should be; by presenting responses around hot-topic event headlines, with a focus on issues concerning Islam and Muslims, Muslim Response is geared to go viral! The team will be releasing well-researched, balanced and high quality professional responses through the website and various social media outlets.

Haytham: So what prompted your team to start this project?

Asmaa: As Muslims who have been raised in the West, we know that it can be very hurtful and demoralizing to continuously read and watch journalists and members of the public misunderstand and misrepresent Islam and Muslims. We cringe when we hear people disrespecting our beloved prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his teachings, or wilfully take verses from the Qur’an out of context. Although many of us have been born and raised in the West, we may still feel at odds with the media’s lack of truthful and adequate representation of our communities. Unfortunately, the media spotlight is often projected onto fringe groups that do not represent the majority of Muslim thought.

In other words they are a Muslim con team, and we can already see that they cannot deal with us criticizing their so called prophet. That is on them, and no one should sugar-coat what Islam is, because of the “feelings” of Muslims. If they don’t care for free speech, they can always move to an Islamic country.Their first project was a video response to Pastor Jones now cancelled “Burn a Koran Day”. In the video they only tell us part of the story…

At the 1:00 mark the character in the video tries to make sound like Islam respects Christianity and Judaism. The producers of the video conveniently leave out these parts of the Koran.

The verse that tells Muslims not to befriend Jews and Christians.

Koran verse 005.051
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.

The one that calls for the extortion and dominance of Christians.

Koran verse 009.029
YUSUFALI: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

The one that says non-Muslims are beasts for not being a Muslim.

Koran verse 008.055
YUSUFALI: For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who reject Him: They will not believe.

She also fails to tell the viewers that the Islamic version of Jesus, is different from the Jesus of Christianity.

Book 37, Number 4310:
Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (peace_be_upon_him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 657:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya (i.e. taxation taken from non Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allah (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it.” Abu Huraira added “If you wish, you can recite (this verse of the Holy Book): — ‘And there is none Of the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (i.e Jesus as an Apostle of Allah and a human being) Before his death. And on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness Against them.” (4.159) (See Fateh Al Bari, Page 302 Vol 7)

At the 1:45 mark, the spin that Islam respects women starts. Of course she does not mention the fact that Islam allows the taking of sex slaves. Which in the modern world, is kidnapping and rape. That is some kind of “respect”.

Koran verse 004.024
YUSUFALI: Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess: Thus hath Allah ordained (Prohibitions) against you: Except for these, all others are lawful, provided ye seek (them in marriage) with gifts from your property,- desiring chastity, not lust, seeing that ye derive benefit from them, give them their dowers (at least) as prescribed; but if, after a dower is prescribed, agree Mutually (to vary it), there is no blame on you, and Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.

The meaning of what “right hands possess” is explained in Islamic Law, the Koran, and the ahadith.

“The Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Scared Law”. This book has the stamp of approval of Al Azhar, the highest learning Islamic school in the world.

Justice Chapter: Jihad
THE RULES OF WARFARE

o9.13 When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled.

This is backed up by other verses in the Koran.

Koran verse 033.050
YUSUFALI: O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; and daughters of thy paternal uncles and aunts, and daughters of thy maternal uncles and aunts, who migrated (from Makka) with thee; and any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the Prophet if the Prophet wishes to wed her;- this only for thee, and not for the Believers (at large); We know what We have appointed for them as to their wives and the captives whom their right hands possess;- in order that there should be no difficulty for thee. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Koran verse 008.069
YUSUFALI: But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good: but fear Allah: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Bukhari Hadith Volume 5, Book 59, Number 459:
Narrated Ibn Muhairiz:

I entered the Mosque and saw Abu Said Al-Khudri and sat beside him and asked him about Al-Azl (i.e. coitus interruptus). Abu Said said, “We went out with Allah’s Apostle for the Ghazwa of Banu Al-Mustaliq and
we received captives from among the Arab captives and we desired women and celibacy became hard on us and we loved to do coitus interruptus. So when we intended to do coitus interrupt us, we said, ‘How can we do coitus interruptus before asking Allah’s Apostle who is present among us?” We asked (him) about it and he said, ‘It is better for you not to do so, for if any soul (till the Day of Resurrection) is predestined to exist, it will exist.”

At the 2:10 segment of the video, she tries to downplay the fact that Muslims do want to replace the US Constitution with Sharia Law, and states that our constitution works hand in hand with Islam. Here are just a few examples of this obvious lie.

The 1st Amendment protects the people’s right to practice religion, to speak freely, to assemble (meet), to address the government and of the press to publish.

The Koran does not grant equal freedom to other religions.

Koran verse 09.029
YUSUFALI: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

The 8th Amendment guarantees that punishments will be fair, and not cruel, and that extraordinarily large fines will not be set. This sounds pretty cruel to me.

Koran verse 005.038
YUSUFALI: As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power.

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the entire United States. Well, the Koran clearly advocates slavery.

Koran verse 004.092
YUSUFALI: Never should a believer kill a believer; but (If it so happens) by mistake, (Compensation is due): If one (so) kills a believer, it is ordained that he should free a believing slave, and pay compensation to the deceased’s family, unless they remit it freely. If the deceased belonged to a people at war with you, and he was a believer, the freeing of a believing slave (Is enough). If he belonged to a people with whom ye have treaty of Mutual alliance, compensation should be paid to his family, and a believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their means, (is prescribed) a fast for two months running: by way of repentance to Allah: for Allah hath all knowledge and all wisdom.

Koran verse 012.030
YUSUFALI: Ladies said in the City: “The wife of the (great) ‘Aziz is seeking to seduce her slave from his (true) self: Truly hath he inspired her with violent love: we see she is evidently going astray.”

Of course she brings up the freedom of religion part of the US Constitution. This is nothing more than an attempt to try and get us to back off from criticizing Islam. Don’t fall for it.

At the 2:42 mark she brings up Koran verse 5:32. But she leaves out the most important part of it. The part where it OK to kill someone for “spreading mischief in the land.” “Mischief” can be defined as almost anything.

Koran verse 005.032
YUSUFALI: On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land– it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.

I will now post a link to this article on their YouTube page. Lets see if they come here and try and spin it some more.

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