MURDER AND MAYHEM
is an important element in Islam. Murder of the kafirs is of course sacrosanct
and approved by the Koran. Murder of the priests of the Kafirs' faith is even
In recent times Moslem
fanatics have murdered or attempted to murder many religious men of other
faiths. Among the Hindus, the famous monks Swami Shraddhananda, Swami Dayananda,
Ram Bholey of Mathura, Swami Prakashanandaii of Bangladesh have all been
assassinated by Moslem fanatics.
The attempted murder of
the Pope is well known. The assailant was a Turk.
Moslems also murder those
among themselves who in their opinion are not Islamic enough. Thus we have
another set of murders. Mujibur Rahman, Ziaur Rahman, both of Bangladesh, Abdus
Samad Khan of India, Liaqet All Khan of Pakistan, Anwar Sadat of Egypt, King
Abdullah of Jordan, the Liberal P.L.O. leader Sartawi, fall in this category.
The murder of the Sikh
Gurus by the Moslem kings of India is also well-known.
When a Moslem murders a
kafir, in the eye of Islam no crime has been committed. When, in 1910 A.D.,
Boutros Pasha was murdered by an Egyptian Moslem for no personal provocation but
for the political reason that he had presided over the court that sentenced the
Denshawai villagers, and the guilt of the murderer was conclusively proved by
evidence, the chief Kazi of Egypt pronounced the judgment that according to
Islam it is no crime for a Moslem to slay an unbeliever. Thus we see a criminal
like Idi Amin of Uganda getting a safe haven in Saudi Arabia.
There is another kind of
murder practiced by the followers of Islam. Aurangzib killed his brothers,
imprisoned his father, poisoned his own son and nephew, all for the throne
really, but Allah's help was beseeched in every case. When an Iraqi kills an
Iranian, he is fighting for Islam, for in his eyes the Iranian is an infidel.
Chopping off of limbs,
skinning someone alive, gouging the eyes out or pulling out the tongue are very
much practiced in Islamic countries. If the incidence of meting out Such
punishment is a little reduced today, that is entirely due to the public opinion
in non-Moslem countries. Any criticism of Such barbaric acts is often taken as
undue interference by kafirs in the internal affairs of an Islamic state.
The assassination of
Robert Kennedy, the Jewish athletes in Munich, etc are common knowledge.
Terrorism and Islam seem to go so well together.