Murderous Ignoramuses: IS Cutthroats Underscores The Evil Credentials Of These Uncivilized Thugs
10 April 2015
By Khalid Amayreh
They claim to be true Muslims, fighting
for truth and justice. But the distance between them and the true religion of
Islam is measured, not in miles and kilometers, but in light years. This is
the truth about the Kharijites of our time, the barbarian pseudo-Islamists
who besmirch the image of Islam in the name of Islam. In fact, one
exaggerates little by saying that these people are a cancer on the conscience
of Islam and Muslims.
The murderous killings of innocent people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike,
including Palestinian refugees at the Yarmouk Camp near Damascus is a clear
indictment of these evil ignoramuses.
What do they want from these exhausted people? Do they want to consolidate
their sham Caliphate by murdering these poor Palestinians, suffering
abandonment at the hands of friend and foe alike?
If so, and unfortunately this seems to be the case, then these people, I mean
IS thugs, must be true enemies of Islam, knowingly or unknowingly.
I have carefully studied the Quran as well as the Sira (biography of the
Prophet), who abhorred the kind of permissive bloodshed characterizing IS
Throughout his life, the Prophet's modus operandi was always justice, peace
and humanity. But IS has an entirely different modus operandi. It is based on
beheading, decapitation and mass murder. It is terror and horror and
Sorry, but this is not the way of Muhammad (may peace be upon him).
To be sure, we are not objecting to dealing harshly with the sectarian
murderous thugs of Bashar el-Assad who have murdered tens of thousands of
innocent Syrians and committed every conceivable crime under the sun.
But killing innocent people, including patriotic Palestinian fighters
defending the Yarmouk camp, including people with genuine Islamic credentials
such as the Aknaf Baytul Magdis, is plain murder, pure and simple.
The rampage of murder and terror by IS cutthroats underscores the evil
credentials of these uncivilized thugs. In a certain sense, this makes them
even worse than Israeli occupation soldiers who have perpetrated even more
diabolical crimes against our people, especially in the Gaza Strip.
But, in the final analysis, the Israelis are our enemies and perpetual
tormentors, and one would always expect the worse from one's enemies.
IS is erroneously claiming to uphold the message of: There is no God but
Allah and Muhammed is His messenger."
But the Muhammadan message, which is the last divine testament to mankind,
absolutely prohibits the killing of innocent human beings even for the
purpose of creating deterrence.
I am not trying to preach "American Islam" or "liberal Islam" as some
ignorant fanatics might be prompted to say.
The Holy Book of God, the ultimate moral charter of all Muslims, states in
Suratul Maeda (Table Spread with Food), verse 32 that " Because of that We
ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in
retaliation for murder, or (and) for spreading mischief in the land - it
would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be
as if he saved the life of all mankind."
In Suratul Kahf (Cave), the Almighty issues a stern warning to evil-doers who
might think they are doing the right thing: "Shall We tell you the greatest
losers in respect of (their) deeds? (They are) "Those whose efforts have been
wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their
On numerous occasions, the Prophet,
too, stressed the sanctity and inviolable status of a human life. The Prophet
was quoted as saying that لئن تهدم الكعبة حجراً حجراً أهون على الله من ان
يراق دم إمرئ مسلم"
The translation: ''The demolition of
the Kaaba a brick by brick is a lesser offense in the sight of God than the
spilling of the blood of an innocent Muslim."
In light, one might be prompted to ask: what Holy Book and what Prophet are
these murderous ignoramuses following?
Khalid Amayreh is a veteran Palestinian journalist and current affairs
commentator living in occupied Palestine