became the darling of the western apologists
Muslims ask me, “If Islam is as evil as I portray, then why have so
many western writers praised it?"
person wrote, “will you also tell me that the Encyclopedia
Britannica is also false and is being paid by the Saudi Govt. to tell
the publishers of the encyclopedias do not lie. However, these
encyclopedias are not always accurate. The publishers ask experts to
write short introductions in the fields of their expertise.
Nevertheless most of the so-called experts of Islam may not be
entirely honest. The Saudis spend 4% of their budget to promote Islam.
That is billions of dollars. A lot of that money goes to those who
help them in their quest. The recipients of these favors feel beholden
to their financers and are reminded of this regularly. So what they
write is only half the
truth. The ugly half remains untold. Therefore the Islam that they
teach is a sanitized version of it.
example Prof. Michael Sells of the University of North Carolina wrote
a benign version of the Quran, which omitted the violent verses that
Muhammad wrote during the last decade of his life. This is not honest
scholarship. I have no idea why Prof. Sells would do such a thing. I
wrote him a letter asking for an explanation,
but received no response.
also invited Prof. John Esposito, the chief editor of the Oxford
Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World and The Oxford History
of Islam to debate with me about the history of Islam and defend
his position that Islam expanded peacefully. Dr. Esposito also did not
truth is not difficult to find. All we have to do is to read the
original history of Islam written by the early historians, read the
Hadith for historical information, and read the Quran. When you do
that, you get to know the true Islam. This is the pure Islam as taught
by the Wahhabis and practiced by the Taliban. Then, when you read the
books written by these modern apologists of Islam, you can see that
they are concealing the truth.
find the truth we have to go to the source. The sources are the
original histories written by Ibn Is-haq, al Waquidi, al Tabari and
the Hadith. These are the early books on the history of Islam written
by Muslim historians. All the later scholars must, or should have,
consulted these books. There are no other sources on the history of
Islam. So if what the modern Islamic writers say is contrary to what
the above books say, are they telling the truth?
would the experts on Islam lie? The answer is complex. It is not just
the greed that drives these modern day apologists to lie. Some of them
actually have never read the original sources that I mentioned. They
rely on what other, relatively contemporary, historians and apologists
have written. This sanitized version of Islam is what is taught in the universities. If any professor dares
to teach the truth, he or she risks the likely scenario of having
Muslims flood that university with thousands of complaints and threats
forcing him or her to
back off. One glaring example of this Islamic hooliganism is the fatwa
against Salman Rushdie and another is what took place just a few days
ago when the
publisher Amber Books of UK was forced to apologize for printing a
picture of Muhammad that Muslims found offensive.
Muslims terrorize those who write books that reveal the ugly side of
Islam. In such a repressive atmosphere, deceit is applied and truth is
is also another factor that has to be taken into consideration.
Correctness: The White Man's Repentance
the last century, the Europeans started to dislike Christianity and
found every other culture better than their own. Romanticizing Indian
culture, Chinese culture, or Islamic culture became the vogue. To
qualify as an intellectual, all one had to do was to criticize
Judeo-Christianity and pay tribute to other cultures. This mentality
actually gave birth to a cult that is now permeating the western
mindset. It is called Political Correctness. To fit in the society you
must belong to this cult. And to belong you must not tell the truth if
that truth could offend someone from another culture. You are supposed
to say things that are "nice" lest you hurt other people’s
sensibilities. In other words, Political Correctness means
expediently lying when truth is hurtful. Of course criticizing
Judeo-Christianity is not considered to be politically incorrect. You
can offend the Jews or the Christians but not others. Thus,
influenced by this culture of self-deceit, many Westerners, and
especially the Europeans, produced a lot of revisionist nonsense,
lying about the historical facts.
from the dark ages of colonialism, when the newspapers started
revealing the brutalities perpetrated by their own governments in the
colonized countries and what their church had done, especially in
Americas, the Europeans were shocked. They were disgusted at the
inhumanity of their own ethos. Therefore, lauding other cultures and
slandering their own was a form of repentance.
a new ethos was created, as oppressive as a cult, where the apostates
are labeled as racists and scorned. To be politically correct, they
produced factually incorrect literature and even taught those lies to
their children. Textbooks were rewritten to accommodate the non-Judeo-Christian
mores. The idea was to
educate the new generations to be tolerant and accepting of other
cultures. The idea was noble; something that Muslims would not be able
even to understand. However, the sad reality is that by doing so, the
truth was sacrificed at the altar of Political Correctness. This
provided the milieu for Islam to expand in the West. Islam thrives in
an environment where truth is suppressed.
Correctness is the brainchild of the people with good intention.
However, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
of the objectives of Faith Freedom International (faithfreedom.org) is
to combat the ethos of Political Correctness and uphold the truth even
when the truth is less expedient. It is our conviction that only
truth, informed by facts and not by beliefs, can set us free.