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 Abdul Basheer 

From: "abdul basheer" <[email protected]>  
Subject: commment / debate / discussion / exchange / correspondence / conversation
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 05:42:21 +0800

 Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah!  

Dear Ali Sina,  

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim...Anything good and true is from Alllah (swt) and enything false in this email is from Shaytan or myself...  

My name is Abdul Basheer and as a concerned Muslim, and as a Muslim who has recently revived his interest in the holy Quran and the ways / sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (saw), i am really perturbed by your website. That being said though, i am also glad that i did not turn out the way you have (you must understand this don't you? After all, i am a muslim who is in fear of Allah's wrath)...just some comments for you to ponder upon...  

Firstly, what you said about Muslims always saying that their faith has been strengthened after reading your website has to hold true... some of them may have felt like me, glad they did not turn out like you (this is not personal, it's just that Allah commands us not to be like you and gives us the privilege of knowing what will happen to us in this world and the hereafter if we are like you... nevertheless, you might after all be a perfectly wonderful man who is a joy to behold)... you level so many insults on Islam that are unfounded ...etc. etc. etc.  

Hello dear Abdul Basheer

The whole purpose of this site is that we exchange views. I am not insulting Islam. I am telling what I believe to be the truth about Islam. If what I say is unfounded, I will be glad to correct my errors. All I am asking is that someone come forth and point out to my errors. If no one comes forth then it is logical to assume that I am not mistaken and what I say about Islam is true. In that case Islam is false and you are wasting your time and your brothers are killing people for nothing.  What can be more demonic that that? 

Secondly - and these questions are personal, and i hope, for your benefit, you do not have to answer them, just ponder upon them and sleep on them and think and question yourself in your heart of hearts - have you found your face getting darker over the years, do you have restful sleep, are you increasingly paranoid (maybe of marauding muslims with the modern equivalent of bloodied scythes and scimitars),

I assure you that my face is not getting darker. On the contrary I think I have become a more spiritual person. Now my heart is filled with love. I do not hate any other human being for being a Jew or non-believer. You can’t imagine the sensation of freedom and joy that you get when you come to the realization that all mankind is one family and this hatred that Muhammad inculcated in the hearts of his befogged followers is absurd. The world is not divided between Kafirs and Muslims but we are one people. How could you be wrong when you have love in your heart? I have found God in Love and I have found Love in Mankind. You as a Muslim can’t fathom the joy that one gets from this realization. The realization that non-Muslims, especially the Jews are not monsters but humans just like you and that it is only your prejudice and dark heart that sees them that way. If you remove the veil from your eyes and the hatred from your heart you suddenly realize these are beautiful people who are willing to love you if you let them. 

Have you ever driven a car thinking that outside is foggy only to find out that it is actually your windscreen that needs to be cleaned. It happened to me at least once. Outside was okay. The problem was with me. All I had to do was to wipe the windscreen of my car to see clearly. 

If you as Muslim see everyone as your enemy it is because your windshield is fogged. Others do not hate Muslims. It is you who hate others. Remove that prejudice and hatred from your eyes and heart and you'll see the sun is shining and everything is beautiful.  

Yes, I am getting increasingly concerned when I see Islam is so threatening the peace of the world. No, I am not afraid of Muslims killing me. I take care of myself as much as I can. I am a soldier in this battle. I try not to be killed but I am aware of the dangers and have accepted the possibility of being killed too. Death is in the back of the mind of every soldier that goes to war. I am a soldier and this is my war. My ammunitions are my words and my battlefield is the Internet. The good thing is that when I conquer my enemy, I do not have to destroy him. I destroy his hatred and win him as a friend and an ally and we both feel good about it. MY victory is OUR victory. We both win. Now, do you know of any other war where you can get this much satisfaction? 


Do you have a delusion that if you stop criticising Islam, something might just prove it to be true, do you have the hope that your vocation of criticising Islam will give you the livelihood that you do not wish to undertake in other fields or vocations, are you a scholar who could not find his proper field of study and just latched on to populist debates in vogue after September 11 2001?

Something dose not prove to be true just by itself. You have to come up with that proof. Do you have any proof that Islam is true? Then present it.  

As for livelihood, I already had a good profession. I gave it up because I thought this is more important. Before I was in the business of making money; now I am in the business of preventing war, abolishing ignorance, bringing about the unity of mankind. I figured out that I live only once and I want my life to be worth living. What is worth more than becoming an instrument of peace? 

No, I did not start writing against Islam after 9/11. I started it in 1998.Only two years ago I decided I should give all my attention to it and work on it full time.  

There is a Hadith - which i am sure you are aware of - of the signs of a hypocrite (Munafiq)- 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:  

The Prophet said, "Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up.  

1. Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays.  

2. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.  

3. Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous.  

4. Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner."  

Does the above hold true with your own good self??? If it does, please come back to Islam - it is a beautiful way of life, and i believe there is still something good and beautiful in you - your obvious dedication and strife in upkeeping the website, not to mention your humility when you conceded that you had made mistakes on some of your rash and hasty pronouncements in some of the debates i have read, could be better served furthering Allah's cause...the hypocrisy will disappear with Allah's grace...



Muhammad was wrong most of the times, but not this time. He described a hypocrite fairly well. But none of that applies to me.

1-     I do not betray

2-     I do not lie

3-     I am not treacherous

4-     I am not imprudent and insulting.  

But incidentally these are the characteristics of Muslims.  

1-     Muslims come to the West as economical refugees, receive all the benefits that these gullible westerners give them and then stab them in the back, bomb their cities and try to kill them.

2-     Muslims lie whenever the truth can’t get them what they want. They lie about their loyalty to their host countries; they lie about the history of Islam; they lie about their intentions in the West and so on. They are here waging a war against their hosts through deception. They follow the instruction of their prophet who said “war is a game of deception”.

3-     Muslims come here; pledge their allegiance to the country; swear to uphold the constitution and to be loyal to the flag, but in secret they try to overthrow the democratic governments and make Islam dominant. This is treachery.

4-     As for insults, nobody can beat the Muslims. Just visit the Muslims’ comments in this site and see how good they are at it.  

These qualities were present in Muhammad too.  

1-     Muhammad betrayed the Jews who gave him asylum in their town and killed and banished them from their homeland.  

2-     Muhammad lied all the time whenever he wanted to advance his personal ambition. All the so called revelations in the Quran are lies. Muhammad did not receive any revelation. He had a hallucination in Mecca and then he kept fabricating the rest of the Quran and kept fooling his followers.

3-     Muhammad broke all his treaties. The Surah (9) Bara’at is a license to Muhammad to break his covenants. The very name Bara'at means immunity to break the treaties. In verse 66.2 he clearly states: “Allah has already ordained for you, the dissolution of your oaths.”

4-     As for insulting, Muhammad insulted even his own uncle Abu Lahab who had asked his maid Thuaiba to nurse him when his own mother would not and cursed him. He insulted everyone who disagreed with him.  

As you can see, that description of "hypocrite" does not apply to me, but it applies to Muslims and to Muhammad. I am not a hypocrite and therefore I can’t be a Muslim. Islam is made by a hypocrite for hypocrites.  

Hypocrisy is insincerity in beliefs. It is professing one thing and doing something else. It is pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have. The whole Qur'an is a book of hypocrisy. Every surah of the Qur'an starts with “In the name of God the Merciful the Compassionate”, yet the god of Islam is a ruthless and bloodthirsty deity that orders his crazed followers to kill their fellow human beings and threatens those who disagree with him with eternal torture and perpetual burning. How can a merciful and compassionate god be so sadistic and ruthless? Isn’t the claim made about the Islamic god hypocritical? Wouldn’t you call someone who is vengeful, yet pretends to be forgiving a hypocrite and a liar? 

Hypocrisy is the hallmark of Islam. You people have the copyright over this word. Your god is hypocrite, your prophet was hypocrite and your entire ummah is hypocrite. 

What is your proof that I am a hypocrite? I mean what I say and I say what I mean. I stand by principles even though I could be killed for it. I have renounced affluence and accepted to live a simple life and sometimes with hardship to promote what I believe to be the right thing. What part of that is hypocrisy? On the contrary, if I revert to Islam because of fear or because of rewards, that would be hypocrisy.  


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