What we infidels (kuffar) are seeing before our very eyes is what occurred, sans the technology, in the 7th century…but as Walter Cronkite would say in the 1940s CBS TV series…”all things are as they were then, and YOU ARE THERE.”
The rhetorical rot continues to dance out of the pie holes of various luminaries and the erudite among us, that Islam and beheadings have nothing to do with each other. These souls are either incredibly ignorant, frauds, or intellectually dishonest defenders of Islam (are there any other kind?).
The blather by politiques and media parrots denying the relationship between decapitations and Islam, can be corrected with a simple look at the actual texts of Islam’s “holy” books and the words of its scholars:
— Quranic verses that command beheadings of non-Muslims: 5:33; 8:12; 47:4; 9:123; 2:191; 5:45; 2:193; 9:29; 8:17.
— Proof of beheadings practiced by Muhammed himself (“Sirat A, Rasul” page 464): “When Banu Qurayza Jewish tribe was surrendered (627 A.D.) unconditionally, the apostle confined them in Medina in the quarter of al-Harith, a woman of B. al-Najjar. Then the apostle went out to the market of Medina (which is still its market today) and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches tying theirs both hands with their necks…”
— Sahi Buchari Hadiths #143, page-700 : ” Sulaiman Ibne Harb…Aannas Ibne Malek (ra) narrated, “in the war of Khaiber after the inhabitants of Banu Qurayza was surrendered, Allah’s apostle killed all the able/adult men, and he (prophet) took all women and children as captives…”
— According to the biography of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq, Prophet Muhammad himself sanctioned the massacre of the Qurayza, a vanquished Jewish tribe mercilessly. Thus some 600 to 900 men from the Qurayza were lead on Muhammad’s order to the Market of Medina. Trenches were dug and the men were beheaded, and their decapitated corpses buried in the trenches while Muhammad watched in attendance. (Note: The Qurayza Jews submitted themselves to Muhammed’s mercy and he butchered them [Ishaq/Hisham 688] as his response.)
And the current savage revival of Islamists saw two innocent Americans beheaded (James Foley and Steven Sotloff) and one Brit (David Haines)…publicly. (There have been, of course, thousands of beheadings globally that are NOT getting media coverage.) Now ISIS are holding more Western journalists (they know they will get publicity by using media brethren)…and we already know of the plot foiled in Australia that would have meant the beheading of possibly dozens of innocents.
Islamists, with ISIS in the media vanguard, are beheading their way through the West.
How many more have to be butchered before the West locates a spine…attached to a brain…and smashes back the current uprising?
Unless we promote ISIS, and their ilk, to a remnant of timid toddlers cowering in a corner…we ALL better consider neck armor as our next fashion accessory.
Shalom through strength…