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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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Duality and Confusion in the Ruling System
 

 

The dramatic stratagem, in the Islamic ruling system, leads one to wonder if the two forbidden months, discussed earlier, have any significant bearing on their observance and applicability in this age and time. If, according to some scholars and the Muslim Brotherhood, they consider (jihad) religious war applicable, then this confirms the seriousness of the escalation of fundamentalism towards its long-term objective. They declare that:
 

"(a) Islam is a comprehensive, self-evolving system; it is the ultimate path of life in all its spheres; (b) Islam emanates from and is based on, two fundamental sources, the Koran and the Prophetic Tradition; and (c) Islam is applicable to all times and places"
(Bayyumi, 1979: p 90).

 

Islam is an ideology of imposition, spreading religion by the sword - by the force of arms. In Islam, the sword is the arbiter of ultimate power. It is a coercive system by which it intends to regulate, in every detail, the lifestyle of the individual, under the Islamic shari’ah law, ignoring all basic human rights. In some ways, nothing much has changed since emergence of Islam.

In Kuwait, Verses from (Surah) Chapter IX (9): (Al-Tawbah) Repentance - Jihad, the call upon the Muslims to resume their Jihad fight against the (Mushrikeen) polytheists, was repeatedly recited on the radio during the few days of the 1967 Six-Day Arab-Israeli War. It was reiterated with an authoritative tone; especially after the news updates, that the Arabs had downed scores of enemy planes. The announcer gave the impression that he was stirring the believers of the Islamic (Umma) Nation in readiness for an assault on the non-Muslim Kafir infidels. Following the progress of the war, the number of destroyed enemy planes increased from a few to over one hundred and continued to increase every time they updated the news, creating an atmosphere of triumph and jubilation among the Muslim listeners. The media coverage and propaganda led to serious alarm among the Christian and Baha’i communities. It must have had a similar effect on other minority groups in countries such as Iran, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

 

 

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