STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

This page is dedicated to all Muslims who are either curious about their religion, embarrassed about the increasing popularity of jihadism, and/or are sincere about wanting to do something about terrorism and the backwardness that plagues virtually all Islamic countries.  This page is also dedicated to western scholars interested in the origins of certain Islamic concepts, the true meaning of various Qur'an verses, and/or are sincerely interested in helping the Islamic world achieve the longed-for reformation.

To all the Muslims I have known, and to all non-jihadi Muslims . . . we love you, we welcome you, we wish you no enmity, but for the sake of civilization, your own, as well as ours, and for the sake of all humanity . . . you must either jettison that vile ideology you cling to, and pretend you believe in, or severely restructure it--or you will bring all of us, you as well as us, down, down, and back to the Middle Ages or worse.

Lest anyone misunderstand, this is not call for all Muslims to suddenly join Christianity, though I would have no argument if they did.  Personally, my own view of Jesus Christ is actually closer to that of the Qur'an and the 1st and 2nd century Christians than it is to the modern "Christians" of he Nicene creed that declares Jesus Christ to be the Son of God and/or a God himself--even though the scriptures do not support that view.  What I am calling for in the essays to follow this introduction is for Islam to also return to its origins . . . its pre 622 A.D. origins.  This is because all of the the nasty stuff in Islam came about after the "hijrah" to Yathrib/Medina in 622 A.D.

Muslims, I beg of you to take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself the following questions:  Do you really want so see singers like Nuwaal al-Zoghbi executed?  Do you really want to see the cast of the wonderful Khaleha Aleena executed and the show cancelled for all time?  No more Celebrity Duets?  Do you want to see Muhammad Asaaf executed?  Muhammad 'Abdu?  Do you really want to see all of your wonderful singing and dancing that Arabs love so much totally banned, and all the castes (and their fans--you) executed?

Please ask yourselves those questions because all of those things are forbidden in Islamic Shari'a law--which so many of you claim you want to see imposed.  Shari'a kills.

The Islamic State, or Da'esh, was not an aberration.  Nor is al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the Mullah's of Iran, or the Muslim Brotherhood--for all of these are followers of true Islam.  The true Islam of the ikhwan and ISIS is gaining ground, rapidly, in the minds of Muslims around the world--while many of their political rulers try to stamp it out by force, and while you, the lovers of music, dance, joy, laughter, and the above-mentioned TV shows and recording stars pretend that there is no such thing as true Islam, and so there is nothing to worry about.   This page, is dedicated to you.  Please read it with an open mind.

Our war is not with Muslims per se, but with Islam in particular because Islam, true Islam, has declared war on us.  Islam is not a religion in the sense that Lutheranism, Baptism, Judaism, Catholicism, Hinduism, etc., are.  Rather, Islam is a totalitarian political/military system having religious elements, much in the same way that Nazism was a totalitarian political/military system having religious (ritualistic) elements connected to it.

Like Nazism, Islam is a Jew-hating ideology (Qur'an 62:5-7; 2:65; 5:60; 7:160; Sahih Bukhari 56:6448, and many more examples too numerous to be counted), but in addition it is a Christian-hating ideology, a woman-hating ideology, and a music-hating ideology.  Islam is anti-Egyptian, anti-Persian, and anti-Arab--and it needs to change before it destroys us all.

The more recent postings will be placed at the ends of the two columns.



One of the refrains we hear from Arabic-speaking Muslims is that the Qur'an is nothing but the "pure Arabic."  However, as any elementary student of Middle Eastern languages can recognize at a first reading of the Qur'an in Arabic is the plethora of non-Arabic loan words.  So, with that in mind, we will begin this blog with the key word of the entire Islamic religion, the origins of the world "Allah" itself.

THE HISTORY OF ALLAH

Having studied Mesopotamian history, including a couple of years of the Akkadian language, and a smattering of Sumerian, in addition to my many decades of the Arabic language, Qur'an, and Islam . . . I could not help but be intrigued by the "too coincidental" to be coincidental linguistic relationship between the word "Allah," and the Sumerians' primary god "Enlil."  To put it another way, the Islamic deity "Allah" is the Sumerian god "Enlil."  This essay will show how that happened.

In Sumerian mythology, there are several versions as to Enlil's origins, but the most logical one claims that he was the offspring AN.  AN, in Sumerian was the word for "star," the word for "deity," and the word for "the heavens" in general.  So, one way to look at this, is to say that Enlil was the offspring of the "cosmos" in general, or was produced by the universe itself.

Interestingly, in modern cosmology, a belief is developing that the universe itself, in its entirety, is God.  In other words, the universe, meaning every star, every object, and every atom (including the stuff we are made of), in its composite whole acts as some sort of super computer--a super computer so powerful that it has always had self-awareness.  Each of us are a part of that awareness and contribute to it, though we are oblivious to that fact in the same way that each little component in your computer is totally unaware of the vast mental powers that a computer has when all the parts play their role. 

Double interestingly, something of that sort is also found in Hindu theology once one removes all the sacred cows and idols from the practices of the common folk.

So, the Sumerian god Enlil, was the offspring of AN, the cosmos.  While he supposedly had a sibling, he quickly rose to the status of chief deity in the Sumerian pantheon.  One Sumerian poem ascribes such majesty to him that none of the other gods or goddesses could even look upon his splendor.

Enlil was called king of foreign lands, indicating that the Sumerians may have thought of him as some sort of a universal deity that superseded national boundaries.  He was also called supreme lord, father and creator.

An interesting bit of linguistic speculation occurs when we dissect his name.  Above we learned that the word "AN" meant "god" in Sumerian.  "An" and "En" are interchangeable in ancient languages that did not denote vowels the same way we do.   So, "Anlil" is just as valid a transcription and pronunciation as is "Enlil."

Okay, so what is "An" + "lil?"  "Lil," or "lail" is Semitic for "night," but in Sumerian, "lil," or "Lilu" refers to the "desert wind demon."

Thus, "Enlil," or "Anlil," can also mean "god of the desert wind demon."

Okay, with that bit of digression in mind, let's proceed on with the history of the title of Allah.  How did "Enlil," or "Anlil" become Allah?

The Sumerians, as we know, were the world's first civilization.  They were supplanted by the Akkadians in the 23rd century B.C.  The Akkadians were a Semitic-speaking culture.  One of the interesting features about the Semitic languages is that they have certain phonemes (consonants) that they believe are weak, and these "weak" consonants tend to elide into neighboring stronger consonants--or even into other "weak" consonants if such comes immediately after them.  In other words, when a weak consonant is immediately followed by a strong consonant, or even another "weak" consonant, that other consonant will swallow up the preceding weak consonant.  The receiving consonant is then doubled in strength, it becomes a double consonant.

The phoneme "n" in all Semitic languages is considered to be a weak consonant.  The phoneme "l" is also considered to be a weak consonant.  However, whenever an "l" (or any other consonant) is immediately preceded by an "n," the "l" (or whatever consonant) swallows up the "n" and becomes doubled.

Thus, when the Akkadians, who were Semitic, adopted the non-Semitic god "Enlil/Anlil" into their pantheon, they pronounced the name "Allil."  In the West Semitic Canaanite cultures of Ugarit and later Phoenicia, and Israel, that term was shortened to "El" in most cases.

However, in some West Semitic cultures, such as the Aramaic speakers, the Akkadian "Allil" became Allah, and Ellah, and Elloh.  Most students of the Bible are familiar with the plural of that form, "Elohim" which appears numerous times in the Hebrew version of the Old Testament.  But what most people are unaware of, is that the "Allah" or "Eloh" singular form also appears in the Hebrew Old Testament.  For example:

In Ezra 5:1 we actually see the phrase "Allah Yisroel," the god of Israel. 

And, in Ezra 7:19 we see "Allah Yerushalayim" the god of Jerusalem.

In Daniel 2:23 we have "Allah Abahati" god of my fathers, and in Daniel 2:44 we find "Allah Shemaya" god of heaven.

Other examples occur in Deuteronomy 32:15; and 2nd Chronicles 32:15.

Of course, in the written Hebrew examples above, "Allah," or "Enlil," is often spelled as "Eloh," or "Elah."  In other words, without showing the doubling of the "L" that should be there, and with a slightly differing vowelling.  But, we have to remember that the diacritical marks, those little dots and dashes above, below, and sometimes buried within the Hebrew consonants and that show the doubled letters and the vowels, were not added to the text until the 10th century A.D., and must be considered approximations as to how the rabbis of that age believed the words were pronounced a thousand years, or two thousand years previously.

Therefore, I conclude that the Sumerian god "Enlil" which we know became the "Allil" of Akkadian literature, also became the "El," "Elohom," "Eloh," and "Elah" of the Hebrew and Aramaic accounts--as well as the more obvious "Allah" of the Qur'an, "the god of the desert demon wind."

Furthermore, the term "Allah" never appears in any of the pre-Old Testament era Arabic inscriptions.  Instead, you see deities such as "Kahel," "Athtar," "al-Qaum," and"al-Uzza."

From this, one can safely assume that the term "Allah" is not an original Arabic term, but was imported into the Arabic language and culture from Jews who settled in Northwest Arabia during the 6th century B.C. when the Babylonian king Nabu Na'id made Tayma, Arabia his capital.  The Jews in turn had adopted the term from the older Akkadian "Allil," which in turn was the Semitic pronunciation of the older Sumerian god "Enlil."

Finally, you can rest assured that whenever an Islamic terrorist yells "allahu akbar" when he beheads someone for You Tube, that he is really paying homage to the Sumerian god Enlil, with the meaning that "Enlil is the greatest," or, "Anlil, the god of the desert wind demon, is the greatest."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NO INTELLECTUAL DISCUSSION OF iSLAM OR QUR'AN ALLOWED

Before any critique of the Qur'an, or Islam, can begin, one must look at Qur'an 6:68:

"And if you should see those who delve intellectually into our verses, stay away from them until they delve into other talk, but if Satan should cause you to forget for awhile, then once you regain your senses don't sit with those wrong doers any more"

This verse has been used by Imams throughout the ages to admonish their flocks to not think about what they may read in the Qur'an, but rather just accept Allah's word in your heart.

Terrorist groups have also used this verse as part of the indoctrination and brain-washing routine they put new recruits through:

Tawfiq Hamid, a self-proclaimed former terrorist and now a medical doctor and psychiatrist, and self-proclaimed Islamic reformer in America, has said that when he joined the Gama'at in Egypt they told him that "the brain is like a donkey.  You ride the donkey until you reach the gates of Allah's realm, then you leave the donkey (your brain) on the doorstep and enter Allah's realm without it."

My view is that this verse (6:68) not only helps to support terrorism, but more than any other in the Qur'an is what is preventing any sort of reformation in Islam because it prevents the sort of academic study and critiquing that both Judaism and Christianity have been subjected to.

The fact that this is the case in the Arab Middle East is bad enough, but that true academic study of the Qur'an and Islam is totally forbidden in American Colleges and Universities is a national crime.  I have stated in my book "CONFESSIONS OF AN (EX) NSA SPY" that any reformation or restructuring of Islam most likely will have to begin in Western Colleges and Universities--but that will never happen unless and until our Colleges and Universities stop treating Muslims like babies and begin to subject Islam and the Qur'an to the same sort of critiquing that other religions have received.

But the most important thing to take from this verse, is that any religion which forbids its followers to think about it, or engage in debates about it, is, by definition, a false religion.

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THE EXECUTION OF APOSTATES

Islamic Jurisprudence demands the execution of apostates (Ahmad al-Misri, p. 109, and pp. 595-598).  By definition, any ideology that mandates the killing of any and all who attempt to leave that ideology is not a religion, but a vile cult of the same level as that of Jim Jones of Jonestown fame.

So, how does one become an apostate deserving of execution?  According to Islamic jurisprudence one deserves to be killed merely by failing to pray the full five times a day for the full prescribed time of each prayer call.  One deserves to be executed by denying a single verse of the Qur'an, such as 6:68 above, by denying that Allah intended for Islam to be the religion followed by the entire world, to deny the necessity of Jihad, and a dozen other reasons.

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With these facts in mind, let's begin to analysis some select verses in the Qur'an so as to understand why Muslims are commanded to not engage in thought.

SURAT AL-FATIHAH (the opening)

The "surat al-fatihah" is called "the opening" because it is the first "sura," or chapter, we find in the Qur'an.  It is also to be repeated before any Muslim can recite any other part of the Qur'an.  So, it is of extreme importance.

However, like the word "ALLAH" the "surat al-fatihah" has an ancient history that goes back into ancient Mesopotamia.  So, here, we will show the evolution of that sura from earlier examples.  First, we will compare it with the Christian Lords Prayer, stanza by stanza, with the Lord's prayer in all bold:

In the name of Allah the all merciful all compassionate one.
Praise to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, the all merciful, all compassionate one.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed by thy name.

Master of the day of judgment. 

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

It is you whom we serve, and it is from you whom we seek help from.

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Guide us along the straight paths,The path of those upon whom you are pleased, and not the path of those upon whom your anger falls, nor the path of those who have gone astray.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

THE BABYLONIAN VERSION:

Now, we shall look at the prayer of Babylon's High Priestess of the Moon God, Adad Guppi, with regards to her son, the last King of Babylon, Nabu Na'id, as she prays to her chief deity, the Mesopotamian Moon God.  I will put the similar passages in Bold:

"Let me entrust to you, Nanna Suen, my Lord, my son, Nabu Na'id, king of Babylon
since you have looked upon me with favor and have given me such a long life;

He should not sin against you as long as he lives.  Assign to him the favorable Shedu and Lamassu protective spirits

whom you have assigned to me and who have made me reach ripe old age,

Do not forgive him easily his trespassing and sins against your great godhead, and may he always be in awe of your great godhead.

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Okay, looking at all three examples together, the Islamic Surat al-fatihah appears on the surface to be just as benign as the Christian and Babylonian versions of the same prayer.

However, and unfortunately, many Muslims have come to believe that the last two phrases of the Arabic version refers to the Jews and the Christians.  The Arabic in question is the phrase
"al-maghloub 'alayhim," meaning "those upon whom God's anger falls,"and "adh-dhaaleen," which means "those who have gone astray."

These terms mean exactly the way they are translated above.  However, at some point subsequent to the composition of this verse, someone decided it would be a good idea to have Muhammad demonize all Jews and all Christians.  So, they invented a ahadeeth to have Muhammad do exactly that: 

Adi ibn Hatim said, "I asked the messenger of Allah about Allah's saying about" 'those who have earned your anger,' "and he said:"  'It refers to the Jews.'  "And I asked about" 'those who have gone astray,' "and he said:" 'The Christians are those that have gone astray.'
(Translation from www.sunnahonline.com) (other translations I've seen have provided similar words).

This Hadeeth is repeated in both at-Tirmidi collection, and the Ahmad collection, and both have been determined to be "sahiih" by virtually all Islamic scholars from the Middle ages on.

In other words, what Islam has done is taken this beautiful prayer of Adad Guppi to the moon god on behalf of her son (and which the Christians had adopted as an even more beautiful prayer to God to guide all mankind to righteousness) and twisted it into a hateful diatribe against Jews and Christians--even though the original Arabic doesn't really say that.

This hateful interpretation is endorsed and stressed by the 14th century ibn Kathir, considered Islam's greatest scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence of all time.  The hate is also confirmed and endorsed by the modern al-Azhar university of Cairo, Sunni Islam's closest thing to a Vatican.

Muslims are required to repeat this entire sura before reading any other part of the Qur'an.  It also is used to open up any sermon given by any imam in every mosque on the planet.  And, the imams make sure that their constituents know that the 7th and last verse of that sura refers to the Jews and the Christians.  This is to ensure that the hatred of Jews and Christians is maintained by all practicing Muslims throughout all history.

During funerals, sheets of paper are passed around with this verse written on it, and notes on the side (tafaseer) explaining that the last line refers to Allah's anger upon he Jews, and that the Christians are the ones who have gone astray--just to make sure that as they walk away from the funeral, they know who to hate.

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