wishy-washy_and_real_muslimsMy breach with Islam started as far back as I could discern things. More to the point, I never embraced Islam in the first place, although I was born and raised in a Muslim family.

For one thing, I had a very difficult time following a so-called religion whose founder and followers had butchered my ancestors, raped and sold our women, burned our libraries, and destroyed our magnificent culture. Islam was forced down the throats of Iranians with the sword of Allah. In my heart, I never considered myself a Muslim. However, I didn’t reveal this until later in life for fear of retribution by radical Muslims.

Sharia law stipulates that any Muslim who turns his back on Islam should be given a chance to revert to the faith. For an unrepentant male apostate, death is the proscribed punishment and life imprisonment for the female apostate.

“Kill whoever changes his religion.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 9:84:57)

 

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Islam considers an apostate as a person who unilaterally breaks the covenant he has made with the faith. An apostate is condemned as guilty of turning his back on Allah’s immutable eternal religion.

I came to the realization that the root cause of my peoples’ degradation and suffering was Islam. It was a creed imposed on an enlightened, tolerant and free people at the point of the sword by savages hailing from the Arabian Peninsula during the seventh century with promises of booty and women in this world and glorious eternal sensual rewards in the promised paradise of Allah in the next. With each passing day, I rejoice more and more in my good fortune; in my ability to avoid the yoke of Islamic slavery and its blinders that imprisons a billion and half people by walls of superstition, hatred of others, and a celebration of death.

Things Islamic not only did not resonate with me, they often clashed head on with what I valued and loved. What appealed to me and even enchanted me were more often than not, taboo in Islam or anathema to the creed. I loved life, beauty in all its forms, poetry, ancient Iranian culture and traditions. I loved laughter, celebrations of joy such as birthdays; our yearly festivities of Nowruz, my favorite, lasts for thirteen days. Nowruz, this ancient festival, has been celebrated for thousands of years by my people; it ushers in the spring, welcomes renewal of life, and expresses optimism for the year ahead to bless us with good health, abundant food, family, and friends in the land of a civilized and free people.

I have always believed one cannot possibly be a Persian and hold to the lofty tenets of the ancient Iranian Zoroastrian triad of good thoughts, good words, good deeds, and remain a Muslim. In the same fashion, one cannot cherish American values, the Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution and be a true Muslim. They are comprehensively incompatible with Sharia Law. . . .

cyrus_the_great_cylinderThere are still those who foolishly claim that Muhammad was a messenger from God and the Quran is a divinely revealed book. My suggestion is that they use their intellect and read the Quran fully for themselves without the assumption that the book is the literal word of God and that Muhammad was their messenger. Without this assumption as their starting point, they will find better than 90% of the book is about violence, threats of hell, exclusion of people, and the like. What kind of God would dictate things like what you find in the Quran? It took Muhammad 20 years to reveal this hodge-podge book that reads more like expressions of a delusional individual with multiple personality disorder.

I bemoan the plight of my native land and the people who have suffered and continue to suffer under Islam. Without Islam there wouldn’t be any Muslims to hoist the banner of hate and violence against non-Muslims. A few claim that Islam has done some good in the past. Well, that’s debatable. There are those who are equally convinced that Islam has inflicted a great deal of suffering on others from its inception to the present. What we all must agree on is that Islam and its sharia laws, at the very least, do not fit in today’s world.

Islam is a creed of an ignorant people in a primitive and barbaric age. It is fixated in time and place; it harbors the ambition of taking the 21st century world back 14 centuries and ruling it by its dogma of violence, intolerance, injustice and death. Yet, Islam is not only an obsolete vestige of a defunct era, but itself is an infinitely fractured belief that can hardly put its own home in order. The numerous Islamic sects are at each other’s throats; sub-sects and schools despise one another as much as they hate non-Muslims. Hatred, not love, drives Islam.

islam_evilI am not against Muslims. I condemn Islam with all its derivatives and those who support and promote it. Muslims are patients and Islam is a disease. You want to help the patients to rid themselves of the affliction. You want to eradicate a horrifically communicable disease. Although many prefer to tackle the militant version of Islam, “Islamism,” for all intents and purposes, there is no sharp demarcation between, Islamists, Jihadists and Islamism. One and all are progeny of Islam itself. Any differences among the three are of degree and not kind. When one addresses Islamism and jihadism, their source is also addressed.

Regrettably, Islam cannot be reformed. Keep in mind that Islam claims it is the perfect eternal faith for mankind. Splits have occurred and will continue to occur in Islam. Yet, reformation has not happened in nearly 1400 years and is not going to happen. Islam is carved in granite, just the way it is. No change. Allah’s book is sealed.

In the monumental task of dealing with Islam and its variations, every individual, group and government must combine their resources and energies to prevail. We must urge all people to resist Islam’s encroachment and not be deceived by its sanitized version presented in non-Islamic lands. The destiny of civilized life hangs in the balance. Shirking of this responsibility would be an unpardonable act of every enlightened human being and organization that values human liberty and dignity.

 

Amil Imani is the author of a new book “Operation Persian Gulf.” Get your copy now.

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After 9/11, I thought to myself, maybe they have a real grievance. So I started to learn about Islam. What I found appalled me, Islam is the most hideous,vile,murderous, blood drenched cult in history. Thank you Mr.Imani for confirming with first hand knowledge what I learned.

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While my Greek ancestors and your Persian ancestors had their differences, we can both unite against mankind's enemy: Islam. And we can both be grateful that our ancestors come to America. Let's fight together for this great nation and its founding principles.

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Thank you Mr. Imani for this removal of the mask of Islam. I have known Iranians (some have married into the family) and I always found them to be somewhat different than other Muslims. Thanks for the insights.

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There will always be rare individuals who are born with some innate immunity to the strict indoctrination which starts as soon as they are able to comprehend language. Amil Imani seems to be such a one, and this gives us hope. Most are too susceptible to early indoctrination and are never able see the world in any other way. Islam seems to be more pernicious than any other religion in the totality in which it seeks to influence every thought and action and how quickly it resorts to violence and death to enforce it edicts. Islam will be impossible to reform when any potential reformer is immediately silenced or killed. It will be great day for the world when the Iranians can finally throw off this Arab desert religion and become a Persian people once more.

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The million dollar question is why does the secular Left associate so well with Islam? Could it be the dynamics of control that so fascinates them? They do seem to enjoy control through intimidation.

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Thanks Mr. Imani for reminding us that there are STILL people all over the world that reject the doctrines of the few tyrannical minnows who are impersonating whales. It proves to all that the tyrants have failed and will always fail. The Truth is self-evident and imperishable, lies cannot prevail.

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Celt, perhaps Islam is not driven by hate as much as fear. Amil related his reluctance to expose his true beliefs in the interest of self-preservation. It is difficult to avoid compliance with a sword at your throat. Perhaps hate and fear deserve equal consideration. Basically, most religions preach the same tenets. Most churches of any denomination preach that if you don't believe the way we believe you will suffer eternal damnation and burn in hell. Oh yeah, and give us your money. The difference is Islam says believe the way we believe or we'll kill you. I'm not anti-religion I just don't believe everything the teachers of religion tell me. However, it is obvious that free people will have to combat Islam and probably on Islamic terms, with the sword or whatever is in hand.

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Best article that I have seen on the subject of Islam in quite some time. Thank you Mr. Imani for having the courage to write it because I know that it puts you at tremendous risk. You have astutely pointed out what I have long known: Islam is incompatible with the concept of a democratic republic and with the concept of human rights. The bigger issue of course is that the sword of Allah is now being used on a global scale and what you described as the outcome of its use in the region of the Middle East should serve as a warning to us all. Islam must be confronted and it must be stopped. You are absolutely correct that it will NEVER be reformed. It is indeed driven by hate. What a sad state of existence for so many people in this world.

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I believe many Americans realize that young Iranians do not buy into the murderous philosophy of Islam and the Koran. But they are going to be collateral damage if they do not overthrow the Muslim mullahs who are currently ruling Persian Iran. Our Muslim educated president had a chance to support the young Iranians but did not lift a finger. More than the OWS demonstrators young Iranians really do desire their freedom and their right to prosper in a peaceful country. We should support these freedom lovers both overtly and covertly because they may be the difference between a free people of Iran joining the rest of the world or a devastated country with these young people killed and wounded in a terrible war that they don't want and don't care about.

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Impressive article and personal testimony! Thank you! I'm glad Mr. Imani escaped Islamic slavery. He and many others have chosen to leave their own country to escape Islam. He rejoices in that he has been set free from Islam, but mourns for his native land now under the yoke of a barbarian tyranny. I suggest this article be sent to all those who doubt that Islam is a threat and is incompatible with our culture, country and Constitution. We must not lose our souls and our freedoms. I appreciate that Mr. Imani explains why he is no longer a Muslim. We have what overtook ancient Persia to look forward to if we do not heed the warnings he gives detailing what islam did to his own, his native land. We are looking at countries whose immigration policies have allowed this pariah to get its foot in the door. Stealing the joyous heart and soul of a people and ruling over it with a mind-numbing tyranny focused on violence and death is what Islam conclusively does best. Can it be any clearer?

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