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Quotes about Islam
"Muhammad is a narcissist, a pedophile, a mass murderer, a terrorist, a misogynist, a lecher, a cult leader, a madman, a rapist, a torturer, an assassin and a looter."
- Ali Sina
Iranian ex-Muslim, founder of Faith-Freedom International, a grass-roots movement of ex-Muslims.
(In 2001, he offered a reward of $50,000 to anyone who could disprove his claim using the Islamic texs. The reward remains unclaimed.)
“I came to the absolute conviction that it is impossible… impossible …for any human being to read the biography of Mohammed and believe in it, and then emerge a psychologically and mentally healthy person.”
- Dr. Wafa Sultan
Syrian born ex-Muslim, psychiatrist and author.
"O Muslims, Islam was never for a day the religion of peace! Islam is the religion of war... Mohammed was ordered to wage war until Allah is worshipped alone... He himself left to fight and took part in dozens of battles. He never for a day grew tired of war. “
- Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State, holds a BA, MA, and PhD in Islamic studies from the Islamic University of Baghdad.
"Muslims, whether they live in Pakistan or India, Nigeria or Syria, whether they are poor or rich, illiterate or educated, their only goal is to destroy the whole nation by terrorism, bomb blasts, population explosion, riots and jihad in the name of Islam."
- Sir Salman Rushdie
Indian-British ex-Muslim, novelist and essayist, author of "The Satanic Verses." The target of a notorious fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini, his bounty has since increased to $3,300,000.
"Every Continental under the age of 40 - make that 60, if not 75 - is all but guaranteed to end his days living in an Islamified Europe. Native populations on the continent are aging and fading and being supplanted remorselessly by a young Muslim demographic."
"Why did Bosnia collapse into the worst slaughter in Europe since the second World War? In the thirty years before the meltdown, Bosnian Serbs had declined from 43 percent to 31 percent of the population, while Bosnian Muslims had increased from 26 percent to 44 percent. In a democratic age, you can't buck demography—except through civil war. The Serbs figured that out, as other Continentals will in the years ahead: if you cannot outbreed the enemy, cull 'em. The problem that Europe faces is that Bosnia's demographic profile is now the model for the entire continent."
"Multiculturalism means that the worst attributes of Muslim culture - the subjugation of women - combine with the worst attributes of Western culture - licence and self-gratification. I am not a racist, only a culturist. I believe Western culture - rule of law, universal suffrage - is preferable to Arab culture."
- Mark Steyn
Canadian writer, author, conservative political commentator.
"There is a demographic catastrophe happening in Europe that nobody wants to talk about, that we daren't bring up because we are so cagey about not offending people racially. And rightly we should be. But there is a cultural thing as well. By 2020, 50 per cent of the children in Holland under the age of 18 will be of Muslim descent. I think that Tolkien says that some generations will be challenged. And if they do not rise to meet that challenge, they will lose their civilisation. That does have a real resonance with me."
- John Rhys-Davies
Welsh Hollywood movie actor.
“The fall in the (German) population can no longer be stopped. It's downward spiral is no longer reversible... It will be a Muslim state by the year 2050."
- Walter Rademacher
Director General of Eurostat, speaking with the Federal Statistics Office of Germany, in 2006.
"There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam in Europe, without swords, without guns, without conquest. We don't need terrorists. We don't need homicide bombers. The 50 million Muslims in Europe will turn it into an Islamic continent, within a few decades."
- Muammar al-Gaddafi (speech on 10th April 2006)
Leader of Libya from 1969-2011
"I have tried my best with this religion, which is as foreign to me, as to the many millions who will always doubt, that god entrusted a nonreader, through an intermediary, with the demanding call to read. Islam in its origins is just as shady and approximate as those from which it took its borrowings. It makes immense claims for itself, invokes prostrate submission or 'surrender' as a maxim to its adherents, and demands deference and respect from non-believers into the bargain. There is nothing, absolutely nothing in its teachings that can even begin to justify such arrogance and presumption."
"Don't waste my time with Islam - it's bullshit."
"All the time, all the time, we have to hear propaganda pumped out of radio stations all over the Muslim world, telling children to kill Jews, telling children to kill Hindus, telling children to kill Christians, telling them that their sisters, and mothers, and aunts are inferior, telling them that homosexuals should be stoned. We have to read, and claim not to be offended, by the stoning of ten people in the Islamic republic of Iran... for crimes they did not commit, that would not be crimes, except under the mad religious laws that Islam proposes."
"Ladies and gentlemen, I beseech you. Resist it while you still can, and before the right to complain is taken away from you, which will be the next thing... you will be told: You can't complain, because you're "Islamophobic". The term is already being introduced into the culture, as if it was an accusation of race hatred, for example, or bigotry, whereas it's only the objection to the preachings of a very extreme and absolutist religion."
- Christopher Hitchens
English-American author, atheist, journalist, columnist and literary critic. (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011).
"Islam is not a religion, it's an ideology, the ideology of a retarded culture. I have a problem with Islamic tradition, culture, ideology. Not with Muslim people. I don't hate Muslims. I hate Islam."
"The Qur'an is an inspiration for intolerance, murder, and terror... a fascist book that incites violence. That is why this book, just like (Adolf Hitler's) Mein Kampf, must be banned."
"Take a walk down the street and see where this is going. You no longer feel like you are living in your own country. There is a battle going on and we have to defend ourselves."
- Geert Wilders
Dutch lawmaker, politician, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, director of Fitna.
“Islam is not a race, ethnicity, or nationality: It’s a set of ideas. Criticism of these ideas should never be confused with an animus toward people. And yet it is. I'm convinced that this is often done consciously, strategically, and quite cynically as a means of shutting down conversation [on] important topics.”
“We have to be able to criticise bad ideas. And Islam is the mother lode of bad ideas.”
“To speak specifically of our problem with the Muslim world, we are meandering into a genuine clash of civilizations, and we’re deluding ourselves with euphemisms. We’re talking about Islam being a "religion of peace" that’s been "hijacked" by extremists. If ever there was a religion that’s not a religion of peace, it is Islam."
"Extremism is not a problem if your core beliefs are truly non-violent. The problem isn't fundamentalism. We often hear this said; these are euphemisms... The only problem with Islamic fundamentalism, are the fundamentals of Islam."
"It is time we admitted that we are not at war with "terrorism". We are at war with Islam."
- Sam Harris
American author, neuroscientist, atheist, philosopher, writer.
"Child marriage in Islam is permissible. In the Koran there is no specific age of marriage...[If the government imposed new laws against child marriage] There will be violent conflict from the Muslims, saying that 'no, we will not accept this, we'd rather die than accept something which is not a law from Allah."
"Nigeria has many uncountable problems and none of them is early marriage. As a matter of fact early marriage (is) the solution to about half of our problems. For those who wonder if I can give my daughter(s) out in marriage at the age of 9 or 13, I tell you most honestly, I can give her out at the age of 6 if I want to and it’s not your business. This is because I am a Muslim and I follow the example of the best of mankind - Muhammad."
- Ahmed Sani Yerima
Former governor and current senator of Zamfara State, Nigeria.
"Banning child marriage will cause challenging the marriage of the holy prophet of Islam, who also married minor Ayesha, when she was just eight years old. The new law [seeking to ban child marriages] initiated by the current government [of Bangladesh] will put the moral character of the prophet into controversy and challenge. Islam permits child marriage and it will not be tolerated if any ruler will ever try to touch this issue in the name of giving more rights to women."
- Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini
Islamic Scholar and politician from Bangladesh, an MP on the Parliament of Bangladesh from 2002 to 2007. He was an expert in the fields of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), hadith and tasawwuf. (1943–2012).
"Because this happened to the Prophet, we cannot tell people that it is prohibited to marry at an early age."
- Sheikh Hamoud Hashim al-Tharihi
General secretary of the Vice and Virtue Committee and member of the Islah Party in Yemen.
"A nine-year-old girl has the same sexual capacities like a woman of twenty and over. The marriage of nine-year-old girls is not forbidden because according to the Hadith (the Prophet Mohammed's sayings), Mohammed married Aisha when she was only seven-years-old and he consummated his union when she was nine."
- Sheikh Mohamed Ben Abderrahman Al-Maghraoui
Morrocan preacher of Islam.
"It is incorrect to say that it's not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger. A girl aged 10 or 12 can be married. Those who think she's too young are wrong and they are being unfair to her."
- Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh
Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia.
"You can have a marriage contract even with a 1-year-old girl, not to mention a girl of 9, 7 or 8. But is the girl ready for sex or not? What is the appropriate age for sex for the first time? This varies according to environment and tradition."
- Dr. Ahmad al-Mu’bi
Saudi marriage officiant.
"Localized grooming... that refers primarily to groups of Muslim men, who will seek out, find, and then sexually exploit, rape and pimp out young girls, very young girls, between the ages of about eleven and twelve and fifteen, and then use them for sex and for money.
The only reliable statistics come through the courts, and that's the history of convictions, and what they show is that about ninety percent, in fact ninety one percent, of the men convicted are Muslim. Now if you then consider that Muslims officially account for roughly four percent of the British population, if you do the statistics on that, that seems to suggest... that a Muslim man is about two hundred times more likely than a non-Muslim man to commit this crime. The ratio is as steep as that. It is very serious, and it is verydifficult to get Muslim organisations to condemn this formally... seventy five percent of those mosques refused to do so..."
- Gavin Boby
UK lawyer and town planning specialist, director of the British Law and Freedom Centre.
"This is a vile culture and if you think for a second that it's willing to just live in the sands of God's armpit... you've got another thing coming. They want to come and live right where you live, and they think that you're evil. Extremism believes that it’s okay to strap bombs onto your children and send them to paradise, and whatever else, and to behead people... Your dog, however, can walk side by side, your dog is allowed to have its own dog house... You can send your dog to school to learn tricks, sit, beg, do all that stuff - none of the women have that advantage."
- Gene Simmons
Israeli-American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality.
"If slaves are treated justly, with full rights, and no oppression whatsoever…why would anyone object?"
- Mohammed "Mo" Ansar
"Community activist" and a regular guest on the BBC who presents himself as the face of moderate Islam, yet Ansar supports slavery and has promoted extremist organisations such as Hizb ut-Tahrir on social media.
"Islam is a serious threat to everyone's freedom, especially if they're female, or Jewish, or gay, and it has brought absolutely nothing of value to Western society, all it has done is take, and complain, and cause trouble, and it has made us less tolerant, less civilized, less safe, and less free.
If our society is to survive with it's core values intact - freedom of speech, freedom of identity, and lots of other essential, healthy, civilized freedoms - then Islam needs to be vigorously and specifically legislated out of all public influence, in all Western countries, permanently."
- Pat Condell
Irish writer, stand up comedian, and internet atheist personality.
“Asked whether suicide bombing can be justified as a measure to defend Islam, 26 percent of American Muslims age eighteen to twenty-nine said yes. That is one quarter of the adult American Muslims under the age of thirty, and no matter how you count the number of Muslims in America (estimates vary from 2 million to 8 million), that is a lot of people.”
“To be blunt, their [Western] efforts to assist Muslims and other minorities are futile because, by postponing or at best prolonging the process of their transition to modernity — by creating the illusion that one can hold on to tribal norms and at the same time become a successful citizen — the proponents of multiculturalism lock subsequent generations born in the West into a no-man’s-land of moral values. What comes packaged in a compassionate language of acceptance is really a cruel form of racism. And it is all the more cruel because it is expressed in sugary words of virtue.”
“There are many good men and women in the West who try to resettle refugees, scold their fellow citizens for not doing more, donate money to philanthropic organizations, and strive to eliminate discrimination. They lobby governments to exempt minorities from the standards of behaviour of Western societies; they fight to help minorities preserve their cultures, and they excuse their religion from critical scrutiny. These people mean well, I have no doubt. But I believe that their well-intentioned activism is now a part of the very problem they seek to solve.”
– Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Somali-born ex-Muslim, American (formerly Dutch) activist, writer, and politician.
“There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam - and that’s it.”
“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.”
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Current President of Turkey.
"As a universal religion, Islam envisages a global political order in which all humankind will live under Muslim rule as either believers or subject communities. In order to achieve this goal it is incumbent on all free, male, adult Muslims to carry out an uncompromising struggle 'in the path of Allah,' orjihad. This in turn makes those parts of the world that have not yet been conquered by the House of Islam an abode of permanent conflict (Dar al-Harb, the house of War) which will only end with Islam's eventual triumph."
- Efraim Karsh
Israeli historian, founding director and emeritus professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London.
"Allah is our objective. The prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Death in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
- Creed of The Muslim Brotherhood (Jamiat al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn)
International Islamist and terrorist organisation now operating overtly and covertly in over 100 countries around the world, including the United States. The Brotherhood is a global umbrella organisation and has lead to the creation of Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Muslim American Society, the Muslim Students Association, the Holy Land Foundation, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim Society of Britain, as well as countless other front groups. Many of these front groups were listed as un-indicted co-conspirators during the Holy Land Foundation Terror Funding Trial in 2008, and designated as terrorist organisations, yet continue to operate freely today.
"It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose it's law (shari'ah) on all nations, and to extend its power to the entire planet."
"If the Jewish state becomes a fact, the Arabs will drive the Jews who live in their midst into the sea."
- Hassan Al-Banna
Founder and first General Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. (14 October 1906 – 12 February 1949).
"The process of settlement is a Civilization-Jihadist Process with all the word means. The Brotherhood must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within, sabotaging it's miserable house by their own hands, and the hands of the believers, so that it is eliminated - and Allah's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
- Mission statement of the Muslim Brotherhood in America
Taken from "The Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goals of the Group," dated May 22nd 1991, this plan was written by one of the top Muslim Brothers in the United States, Mohammed Akram, in reference to the 29 like-minded "organizations of our friends" (Muslim Brotherhood front groups) that shared the common goal of dismantling American institutions and transforming the United States into a Muslim nation.
"Those who believe that Islam can flourish and be victorious without Jihad, fighting, and blood are deluded and have no understanding of the nature of this religion."
"This vanguard constitutes the solid base [qaeda in Arabic] for the hoped-for society... We shall continue the jihad no matter how long the way, until the last breath and the last beat of the pulse - or until we see the Islamic state established."
Abdullah Yusuf Azam
Founding member of al-Qaeda, member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian, known as the "Godfather of Global Jihad." (1941 – 24 November 1989).
"There are only three choices in Islam: Either submit, or live under the suzerainty of Islam, or die."
- Osama bin Laden
Founding member of al-Qaeda, former Muslim Brotherhood. (March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011).
"If bin Laden is fighting enemies of Islam, I am for him... If he is terrorizing America – the terrorist, biggest terrorist – I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist."
- Zakir Naik
Indian Islamic preacher and televangelist, influential Salafi ideologue and founder of the Islamic Research Foundation. A board member of the London based "Islamic Education and Research Academy."
"If terrorism is to throw terror into the heart of your enemy and the enemy of Allah, then we thank Him, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate, for enabling us to be terrorists."
- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Member of al-Qaeda and the principle architect of the 9/11 attacks. Detained at Guantanamo Bay. Joined the Muslim Brotherhood aged 16.
"You must also appreciate, as you take over the presidency of America... that you are neither facing individuals nor organisations, but are facing a Jihadi awakening and renaissance which is shaking the pillars of the entire Muslim world; and this is the fact which you, and your government, and your country refuse to recognise and pretend not to see."
- Ayman al-Zawahiri
Al-Qaeda second in command, message to Barrack Obama, 19 November 2008. Member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Islamic Jihad. (Current leader of Al-Qaeda 2011 - present.)
"Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the Jews people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler, by means of all the things he did to them - even though they exaggerated this issue - he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers."
- Imam Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.
"You see, it's been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. The Mohammedan religion [Islam] too would have been more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness? Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers - already, you see, the world had already fallen into the hands of the Jews, so gutless a thing Christianity - then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glorifies the heroism and which opens up the seventh Heaven to the bold warrior alone. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world. Christianity alone prevented them from doing so."
“The only religion I respect is Islam. The only prophet I admire is the Prophet Mohammed."
- Adolf Hitler
Austrian-born German politician, leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, "Führer" (leader) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Author of "Mein Kampf" - the number 2 best-seller in many Arab nations, second only to the Qur'an.
“Arabs, rise as one man and fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history, and religion. This saves your honor. God is with you.”
- Hajj Amin al Husseini, speaking on German Nazi radio.
The effective world leader of Sunni Islam during WWII and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem - a close personal friend and guest of Hitler and Himmler - he personally raised two Muslim Divisions of Waffen-SS. The Holocaust was also his original idea and he visited Auschwitz on a number of occasions to check on the progress of his plan, which he persuaded onto the Nazis. Husseini was the core initiator of the Palestine-Israel conflict and the uncle of Yasser Arafat.
"Israel will exist, and continue to exist, until Islam will obliterate it - just as it has obliterated others before it."
- Hamas charter
Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-ʾIslāmiyyah - Islamic Resistance Movement. A Palestinian militant Islamic movement, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and widely recognized as a terrorist organisation.
"Islam is the most anti-Semitic, genocidal ideology in the world. Terrorists don't spring from 'perversions of Islam' but from the religion itself. I do not believe in the idea of a moderate Islam... there is no moderate Islam; there is no extreme Islam; Islam is Islam."
"Telling the truth is the new hate-speech."
- Pamela Geller
American political activist, commentator, author and blogger, creator of Atlas Shrugs and Gates of Vienna. Banned from entering the United Kingdom.
“Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
- Omar M. Ahmad
Founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR.) CAIR has numerous, demonstrable, proven ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and was listed as a co-conspirator during the Holy Land Foundation Terror Funding Trial 2008 - helping to fund terrorist groups such as Hamas. Designated as a terrorist organisation by the United Arab Emirates, along with several other Muslim Brotherhood front groups.
“I want to see the U.S become an Islamic nation.”
- Ibrahim Hooper
CAIR national communications director and spokesperson.
“Greater integration between Islam and the West depends on incorporation of Sharia law into the legal systems of Europe and the U.S.”
- Faisal Abdul Rauf
New York Imam, author, and activist.
“I am a traitor to America because my religion requires me to be. We pledge to wage jihad for the rest of our lives until either we implant Islam all over the world or meet our Lord as bearers of Islam.”
- Samir Khan
Pakistani American editor and publisher of Inspire magazine, an English-language online magazine reported to be published by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
"The Muslim Brotherhood fifth column must be routed out of our government. This is madness! We've let them penetrate every national security and intelligence agency... It's the same as the communists in the thirties, forties and fifties - that's where we are today."
"Until you recognise that Islam is a political movement, masquerading as a religion, you're never gonna come to grips with it. The Obama administration has a strategy, it's very simple, any thinking American should be able to grasp it: It's anti-American, anti-Western, it's pro-Islamic, pro-Iranian, and pro-Muslim brotherhood."
- Admiral James "Ace" Lyons
Retired Admiral in the United States Navy who served as Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1985-87.
"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
- Barack Hussein Obama
44th and current President of the United States of America.
"...It [Islam] is a belief system that mandates warfare against unbelievers for the purpose of establishing a societal model that is absolutely incompatible with Western society... because of media and general government unwillingness to face the sources of Islamic terrorism these things remain largely unknown."
"Our whole political discourse about these issues is deformed by this denial and wilful ignorance, and so it must end. I ask you whatever your situation, whatever your activities, whatever you are doing in life, however politically involved you are, that you do not allow the political candidates you support, of either party, to continue with this suicidal denial and wilful ignorance, and that we together begin to demand of those who represent us that they speak realistically about this threat, and deal with it realistically, and formulate honest and effective ways to contain it, because it can be done. It is not as if we have to sit back and watch them grow. But, this unreality is going to be the death of us, if we do not dispel it. And right now, that is absolutely our responsibility - nobody else is going to do it for us. It is up to us in whatever our situation, to tell our friends, tell our neighbours - inform everyone around us of what is really going on, and work to dispel this folly."
- Robert Spencer
American author, critic of Islam and creator of Jihad Watch. Banned from entering the United Kingdom.
"America also failed to recognize this hatred throughout all the attacks launched against it, beginning with the marine barracks bombing in Beirut in 1983 all the way up to September 11, 2001. It was that horrible day that made Americans finally ask,What is jihad? And why do they hate us? I have a very simple answer for them: Because you are infidels."
"We, as infidels in the eyes of our enemy, need to understand the danger we face: A totalitarian ideology – whether its origin is mainstream or marginal – threatens to enslave, dominate, and murder us in order to realize its vision for global conquest."
"It is time to throw political correctness in the garbage where it belongs."
- Brigitte Gabriel
Lebanese American journalist, author, social commentator, and activist. Survivor of the Lebanon Civil War.
"We have an enemy that is not at the gates, we have an enemy that is in the gates. And we must stand strong and resolute to defeat this enemy. This is an enemy that has been fighting against Western civilization for almost fourteen hundred years. Trace it back... dig up Charles Martel, who defeated them at the Battle of Tours, in 732. Talk to the Venetian sailors, at the Battle of Lepanto 1571. Talk to the Germanic and the Polish knights at the Gates of Vienna, 1683. This is just a new chapter in an ongoing battle for freedom and liberty, against one of the most vicious, vile and violent ideologies that the world has ever known. And if we don't have men and women on Capitol Hill and in the White House, that will clearly identify this enemy, then we're not going to be successful."
- Lt. Col (ret) Allen West
Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, former member of the United States House of Representatives, member of the Republican Party.
"These future United States presidents questioned the ambassador as to why his (Islamic) government was so hostile to the new American republic even though America had done nothing to provoke any such animosity. Ambassador Adja answered them, as they reported to the Continental Congress, ‘that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise."
– Thomas Jefferson
U.S. president addressing the Continental Congress about the brutal pirate attacks of the Muslim Ottoman Barbary (1801–1805 and 1815).
"During the thousand years that included the careers of the Frankish soldier and the Polish king, the Christians of Asia and Africa proved unable to wage successful war with the Moslem conquerors; and in consequence Christianity practically vanished from the two continents; and today nobody can find in them any “social values” whatever, in the sense in which we use the words, so far as the sphere of Mohammedan influence. There are such “social values” today in Europe, America, and Australia only because during those thousand years the Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to do – that is, to beat back the Moslem invader."
– Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
26th President of the United States
"The command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective… by fraud, or by force.
In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle.
He (Muhammad) poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature."
– John Quincy Adams
American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829.
"Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book [the Qur'an] forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it."
– Benjamin Franklin
American revolutionary, diplomat, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790).
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog,there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."
– Sir Winston Churchill, 1899.
British Conservative politician and statesman, Prime Minister of Great Britain during the Second World War.
“The Quran… an accursed book. So long as there is this book, there will be no peace in the world.”
– William Ewart Gladstone
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom four times between 1868 and 1894 (1809–1898).
"The penalty for apostasy in Islamic law is death. Islam is conceived as a polity, not just as a religious community. It follows therefore that apostasy is treason. It is a withdrawal, a denial of allegiance as well as of religious belief and loyalty. Any sustained and principled opposition to the existing regime or order almost inevitably involves such a withdrawal."
– Bernard Lewis
British-American historian, scholar in Oriental studies, and political commentator.
"Over a billion people believe in Allah without truly knowing what Allah supposedly stands for or what he really demands of them. And the minority that do understand continue to be Moslems because they have redefined their morality and ethics to fit within the teachings of Islam, which are floridly lacking in morality. They therefore redefine what is good and evil in order to fit their lives into what is preached by Islam, instead of examining Islam to see if it fits within the good life. Backwards thinking, imposed by a backward religion."
– Professor Bertrand Russell
British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970).
"Some, indeed, dream of an Islam in the future, rationalised and regenerate. All this has been tried already, and has miserably failed. The Koran has so encrusted the religion in a hard unyielding casement of ordinances and social laws, that if the shell be broken the life is gone. A rationalistic Islam would be Islam no longer.
The contrast between our own faith and Islam is most remarkable. There are in our Scriptures living germs of truth, which accord with civil and religious liberty, and will expand with advancing civilisation. In Islam it is just the reverse. The Koran has no such teaching as with us has abolished polygamy, slavery, and arbitrary divorce, and has elevated woman to her proper place. As a Reformer, Mahomet did advance his people to a certain point, but as a Prophet he left them fixed immovably at that point for all time to come.
The tree (of Islam) is of artificial planting. Instead of containing within itself the germ of growth and adaptation to the various requirements of time and clime and circumstance, expanding with the genial sunshine and rain from heaven, it remains the same forced and stunted thing as when first planted some twelve centuries ago."
– Sir William Muir
Scottish Orientalist, scholar of Islam, and colonial administrator (27 April 1819 – 11 July 1905).
"Muslims are the first victims of Islam. Many times I have observed in my travels that fanaticism comes from a small number of dangerous men who maintain others in the practice of this religion by terror. To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him."
– Joseph Ernest Renan
French expert of Middle East ancient languages and civilizations (28 February 1823 – 2 October 1892).
"I studied the Qur'an a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. So far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, - letter to Arthur de Gobineau,1843.
French political thinker and historian. (29 July 1805 – 16 April 1859).
"Consider the Koran…this wretched book was sufficient to start a world-religion, to satisfy the metaphysical need of countless millions for twelve hundred years, to become the basis of their morality and of a remarkable contempt for death, and also to inspire them to bloody wars and the most extensive conquests. In this book we find the saddest and poorest form of theism. Much may be lost in translation, but I have not been able to discover in it one single idea of value."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
German philosopher (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860).
"Without demolishing religious schools (madrasas) and minarets (mosques) and without abandoning the beliefs and ideas of the medieval age, restriction in thoughts and pains in conscience will not end. Without understanding that unbelief is a kind of religion, and that conservative religious belief a kind of disbelief, and without showing tolerance to opposite ideas, one cannot succeed. Those who look for the truth will accomplish the mission."
– Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Persian Sufi poet and philosopher. Sufi’s have been outlawed and persecuted for seven centuries in the Islamic world (1207 – 17 December 1273).
"If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the soundness of their religion, they flare up, get angry and spill the blood of whoever confronts them with this question. They forbid rational speculation, and strive to kill their adversaries. This is why truth became thoroughly silenced and concealed."
- Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī
Persian polymath, physician, alchemist and chemist, philosopher and important figure in the history of medicine.
"Do not suppose the statements of the prophets to be true; they are all fabrications. Men lived comfortably till they came and spoiled life. The sacred books are only such a set of idle tales as any age could have and indeed did actually produce. They recite their sacred books, although the fact informs me that these are fiction from first to last. O Reason, thou (alone) speakest the truth. Then perish the fools who forged the religious traditions or interpreted them!"
11th Century blind Arab philosopher, poet and writer. He labelled religions in general as “noxious weeds” and lay claim that Islam does not have a monopoly on truth.
"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached. God is not pleased by blood – and not acting reasonably is contrary to God’s nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats… To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death."
– Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos
Conversation between the Emperor and a Persian scholar, 1391.
"If Muslim people do not change their mind in spite of the changes of social conditions, and if we supplement Islamic courtesy and law without explaining and advertising real Islamic beliefs at the same time, then it is impossible to save the minds of the people."
– Ma Fuxiang
Chinese military and political leader spanning the Qing Dynasty.
"… The point is clear in the case of Muhammad. He seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected, he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom.
Nor do divine pronouncements on the part of preceding prophets offer him [Muhammad] any witness. On the contrary, he perverts almost all the testimonies of the Old and New Testaments by making them into fabrications of his own, as can be seen by anyone who examines his law. It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity. It is thus clear that those who place any faith in his words believe foolishly.
Indeed, the truths that he [prophet Muhammad] taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity. He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the contrary, Muhammad said that he was sent in the power of his arms—which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. What is more, no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning. Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Muhammad forced others to become his followers by the violence of his arms."
– St. Thomas Aquinas (Contra Gentiles, Book One, Chapter 6, Paragraph 4)
Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism (1225 – 7 March 1274).
"Muslims will only live as an oppressive majority and a turbulent minority."
– Dr K D Prithipal
Professor of Comparative Religion, University of Alberta.
"A nationalist Muslim is only a contradiction in terms."
– Sardar Ballavbhai Patel
Indian barrister and statesman, leader of the Indian National Congress and one of founding fathers of the Republic of India (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950).
"The brotherhood of Islam is not the universal brotherhood of man. It is brotherhood of Muslims for Muslims only. There is a fraternity but its benefit is confined to those within that corporation. For those who are outside the corporation, there is nothing but contempt, slavery and enmity."
– Dr.B.R. Ambedkar
Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956).
"This is a profession of faith of a Muslim: ‘I certify that there is no God other than Allah, of whom Mohammed is the only prophet’, which means in effect: After and before Mohammed, there is nobody else…Thus the whole religion of Islam is based on negation: 'Nobody but us, no other religion but ours’. And if you disagree, you shall die. This puts a serious limitation to tolerance and from this strong belief sprang all the horrors of the Muslim invasion of India.
Let it be said right away: the massacres perpetrated by Muslims in India are unparalleled in history, bigger than the holocaust of the Jews by the Nazis; or the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks; more extensive even than the slaughter of the South American native populations by the invading Spanish and Portuguese in early days of America."
– Francois Gautier
French writer and journalist based in India.
"The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precious good, whose delicate complex of order and freedom, culture and peace, can at any moment be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within."
– Will Durant
American writer, historian, and philosopher (November 5, 1885 – November 7, 1981).
"From the time Muslims started arriving, around 632 AD, the history of India becomes a long, monotonous series of murders, massacres, spoliations, and destructions."
– Alain Danielou
French historian, intellectual, musicologist, Indologist (4 October 1907 – 27 January 1994).
"...the number of victims of the persecutions of Hindus by Muslims is easily of the same order of magnitude as that of the Nazi extermination policy, though no one has yet made the effort of tabulating the reported massacres and proposing a reasonable estimate of how many millions exactly must have died in the course of the Islamic campaign against Hinduism (such research is taboo). On top of these there is a similar number of abductions and deportations to harems and slave-markets, as well as centuries of political oppression and cultural destruction..."
"The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the populations massacred, with hundreds of thousands killed in every campaign, and similar numbers deported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindus skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population; the region is still called the Hindu Kush, i.e. Hindu slaughter."
– Koenraad Elst
Belgian orientalist and Indologist.
"….eighty million were slaughtered and millions of women were raped... ...it was standard practice for Islamic warlords like Ghori and Ghazni to unleash the mass rape and enslavement of hundreds of thousands of women after the slaughter of all males.
An extremely large percentage of Muslims in South Asia today are the progeny of forcible conversions and systematic rape campaigns by marauding Muslim invaders."
– Dr. Younis Shaikh
Pakistani medical doctor, human rights activist and freethinker.
"The Muslim heroes who figure larger than life in our history books committed many dreadful crimes. Mahmud of Ghazni, Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, Balban, Mohammed bin Qasim, and Sultan Mohammad Tughlak, all have blood-stained hands that the passage of years has not cleansed. Indeed, the presence of Muslim historians on their various campaigns has ensured that the memory of their deeds will live long after they were buried…..Seen through Hindu eyes, the Muslim invasion of their homeland was an unmitigated disaster."
– Irfan Husain
Pakistani columnist and writer for Dawn.
"The inner Muslim feeling of hatred against ‘unbelievers’ has spring up naked and unashamed…. We have seen, revived, as guide in practical politics, the old Muslim religion of the sword…. In thinking of an independent India, the menace of Mohammedan rule has to be considered."
– Annie Besant
British socialist, theosophist, women’s rights activist, writer and orator. Party member of the Indian National Congress (1 October 1847 – 20 September 1933).
"Religious harmony is a desirable thing. But it takes two to play the game. Unfortunately such a sentiment holds no position in Islamic theology."
– Ram Swarup
Independent Hindu thinker and prolific author (1920 – 26 December 1998)
"Pakistan and Bangladesh are their fixed deposits. Those are Islamic states. No one else can lay claim on them. India is a joint account. Plunder it as much as you please."
– Shiv Prasad Roy
Indian Bengali writer.
"I have devoted most of my time during the last six months to the study of Muslim History and Muslim Law and I am inclined to think that Hindu-Muslim unity is neither possible nor practicable… I do honestly and sincerely believe in the necessity and desirability of Hindi-Muslim unity. I am also fully prepared to trust the Muslim leaders, but what about the injunctions of the Koran and Hadiths. The leaders cannot override them."
– Lala Lajpat Rai
Indian Punjabi author and politician who is chiefly remembered as a leader in the Indian fight for independence (28 January 1865 – 17 November 1928).
"If we go by the lessons of history we have to accept that the goal of the Hindu-Muslim unity is a mirage. When Muslims first entered India, they looted the country, destroyed the temples, broke the idols, raped the women and heaped innumerable indignities on the people of this country. Today it appears that such noxious behavior has entered the bone marrow of Muslims. Unity can be achieved among equals…. I am of the view that Hindu-Muslim unity, which could not be achieved during the last thousand years, will not materialize during the ensuing thousand years."
– Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bengali novelist and short story writer (15 September 1876 – 16 January 1938).
"A very important factor which is making it almost impossible for Hindu-Muslim unity to become an accomplished fact is that the Muslims cannot confine their patriotism to any one country. I had frankly asked many Muslims whether, in the event of any Mohammedan power invading India, they would stand side by side with their Hindu neighbours to defend their common motherland, I was not satisfied with the reply I got from them."
– Rabindranath Tagore
Bengali polymath and Nobel Prize winner in Literature who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941).
"Add the African victims. The Indian victims. The European victims. Add in the Armenian genocide. Then add in the lesser known, but no doubt quite large number of victims of Eastern Asia. Add in the jihad committed by Muslims against China, which was invaded in 651 AD. Add in the Crimean Khanate predations on the Slavs, especially their women.
Though the numbers are not clear, what is obvious is that Islam is the greatest murder machine in history bar none, possibly exceeding 250 million dead.Possibly one-third to one-half or more of all those killed by war or slavery in history can be traced to Islam; and this is just a cursory examination.
Now consider the over 125 Million women today who have been genitally mutilated for Islamic honor's sake. Unlike the 20th-century totalitarians whose killing fury consumed themselves, reducing their longevity, Islam paces itself. In the end, though slower, Islam has killed and tortured far more than any other creed, religious or secular. Unlike secular tyranny, Islam, by virtue of its polygamy and sexual predations, reproduces itself and increases. Other tyrannies are furious infections, which burn hot, but are soon overcome. Islam is a slow terminal cancer, which metastasizes, and takes over. It never retreats. Its methods are more insidious, often imperceptible at first, driven by demographics. Like cancer, excision may be the only cure."
- Mike Konrad
"I have been made victorious through terror!"
- Mohammed (Sahih Bukhari, 4:52.220)
Founder and self proclaimed “prophet" of Islam.