The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) by Robert Spencer

By Robert Spencer

Islam specialist Robert Spencer finds Islam's ongoing, unshakable quest for international conquest and why the West this day faces an analogous hazard because the Crusaders did—and what we will examine from their event.

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There follows a comment by a Jordanian jurist that corresponds to Muhammad’s instructions to call the unbelievers to Islam before fighting them: The caliph wages this war only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya) . . 17 These laws have been well known for centuries to those who suffered because of them. , Byzantines] by their love of God .

Allah is ever Mighty, Wise. Allah promiseth you much booty that ye will capture, and hath given you this in advance, and hath withheld men’s hands from you, that it may be a token for the believers, and that He may A Book You’re Not Supposed to Read guide you on a right path” (Qur’an 48:18–20). A. Guillaume, The Life of Muhammad: A of the Quraysh, Umm Kulthum, joined the Translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah, Muslims in Medina; her two brothers came to Oxford University Press, 1955. An English Muhammad, asking that she be returned, “in translation of the earliest biography of accordance with the agreement between him Muhammad—written by a pious Muslim.

Later, after he had fled to Medina, his positions hardened. The Medinan suras are less poetic and generally much longer than those from Mecca; they’re also filled with matters of law and ritual—and exhortations to jihad warfare against unbelievers. The relatively tolerant verses quoted above and others like them generally date from the Meccan period, while those with a more violent and intolerant edge are mostly from Medina. Why does this distinction matter? Because of the Islamic doctrine of abrogation (naskh).

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