(111) And they claim, “None shall ever enter paradise unless he be a Jew” – or, “a Christian”. Such are their wishful beliefs! Say: “Produce an evidence for what you are claiming, if what you say is true!” (112) Yea, indeed: everyone who surrenders his whole being unto God, and is a doer of good withal, shall have his reward with his Sustainer; and all such need have no fear, and neither shall they grieve. (113) Furthermore, the Jews assert, “The Christians have no valid ground for their beliefs,” while the Christians assert, “The Jews have no valid ground for their beliefs” – and both quote the divine writ! Even thus, like unto what they say, have [always] spoken those who were devoid of knowledge; but it is God who will judge between them on Resurrection Day with regard to all on which they were wont to differ. (114) Hence, who could be more wicked than those who bar the mention of God’s name from [any of] His houses of worship and strive for their ruin, [although] they have no right to enter them save in fear [of God]? For them, in this world, there is ignominy in store; and for them, in the life to come, awesome suffering. (Qur’an 2:111-114, Muhammad Asad)
 Permission [to fight] is given to those against whom war is being wrongfully waged – and, verily, God has indeed the power to succour them:  those who have been driven from their homelands against all right for no other reason than their saying, “Our Sustainer is God!” For if God had not enabled people to defend themselves against one another, [all] MONASTERIES and CHURCHES and SYNAGOGUES and MOSQUES – in [all of] which God’s name is abundantly extolled – would surely have been destroyed [ere now]. And God will most certainly succour him who succours His cause: for, verily, God is most powerful, almighty. (Qur’an 22:39-40, Muhammad Asad)
Such verses from the Qur’an as the above are very clear: in Islam (submission, or devotion, to God) all who believe in God and do good works are to be respected, and their houses of worship honored. God promises them that they will receive blessing from Him, and He Himself will correct the differences that exist between the various branches of the people of God. The Muslim who specifically acknowledges the Qur’an as a revelation from God may point out what he believes to be wrong in other “faiths” like Judaism and Christianity, and he may invite those ‘others’ to embrace the ‘final’ revelation from God given through Muhammad; but it is absolutely forbidden for the Muslim to “wage war” against other believers in God (no matter how wrong he believes particular tenets of their faith to be) and seek to “ruin” their houses of worship. In this revelation from God (the Qur’an), it is specifically stated that God recognizes and receives the worship given to Him in all such “houses”, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or Jewish (or any other religious group which believes in and honors the One God).
This is such a strong principle of Islam that one of the reasons given for the permission to fight is for the defense of all such believers and their houses of worship. Muslims are given permission to fight in order to protect monasteries, churches, and synagogues as well as their own mosques.
So what’s going on in certain parts of the world where “Muslims” are thought to be behind bombing of mosques (in Iraq, for instance) and churches (as in the recent bombing of the Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt)? How is it possible that genuine Muslims, who profess adherence to the Qur’an as “the Word of God”, can so flagrantly violate some of its most plain and basic principles? How can Muslims murder people whom God honors, and ruin those houses of worship that God welcomes? (How can a Muslim kill anyone, except in cases of legal, judicially authorized capital punishment or legitimate defensive warfare?)
The answer to those questions is, obviously: it is not genuine Muslims who do such things. As I see it, there are only two explanations for such “Muslim” atrocities: those “Muslims” are so extremely ignorant of their own religion and Scriptures that they wouldn’t know the “real thing” if it “came up and bit them”; or they are people who in fact have no allegiance at all to Islam, and are deliberately masquerading as Muslims in order to falsely place the blame on Islam for their own foul deeds. They’re doing these murderous deeds in order to deliberately create a false impression of Islam as a violent terrorist religion. They want to create or maintain anger at, and hatred for, Islam and Muslim countries in order to further their own agendas.
Now there certainly are nominal Muslims who are extremely ignorant of their professed religion. Some of these people become angry at political events, and let their anger lead them to do ungodly things. (The same is true, of course, in just about any religion: there are nominal adherents who are ignorant of the actual teachings of their religion and have no especial commitment to God, and they will do ungodly things). Such people make easy targets for entrapment by “intelligence agencies” of various countries, and can be used as tools by those agencies to set up spurious (or in fact actual) “terrorist” events. Then of course those “Muslim terrorists” are made the focus of worldwide media attention, resulting in “righteous indignation” against Islam. My article FBI incites “Muslim” Terrorism gives an example of that.
However, although no doubt “intelligence agencies” are happy to use such ignorant and angry “Muslims” as tools, they certainly don’t find them necessary. Their agents are quite adept at masquerading as Muslims and carrying out either spurious or real terrorist activities. They plant notes and other evidence, and use the right phrases (“Allahu Akbar” and “Death to America!” for instance), and selectively quote a few phrases from the Qur’an, perhaps – and voila! You have an act of “Muslim terrorism”.
Again, my article FBI incites “Muslim” Terrorism gave several instances of such “false flag” operations. There was, for instance, “the Lavon Affair” which took place in Egypt in 1954. Israeli agents disguised themselves as Arabs and planted bombs in Egyptian, American, and British owned buildings. Had those agents not been caught, it would have been publicly presented as an act of Arab/Muslim terrorism. Israel officially denied their involvement for 51 years; but in 2005, they publicly and proudly acknowledged the operation, issuing certificates of appreciation to the surviving agents!
Prior to that, (not mentioned in my “FBI” article) there was the terrorist bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1947. Again, Israeli agents disguised as Arabs planted the bombs, intending of course that Muslim Arabs would be blamed for the resulting deaths and injuries. Once again, though, the Israeli agents were caught.
This kind of thing is “old hat” for Israeli Mossad (and also the USA’s CIA). Sometimes they get caught at it; other times, though, they succeed in their attempts (at least so far as the “official story” spread in the media is concerned. Those who call that “official story” into question are ridiculed as “conspiracy nuts” and “anti-Semites”). The most blatant example of that is the 9/11 atrocity. As I said in my “FBI” article, the “official” story of 9/11 is so full of holes that thinking people have to reject it outright. (The story even defies the laws of physics!) Of the 19 supposed Muslim hijackers, 7 or 8 turned up alive in the next few days, wondering why they were being blamed as “suicide attackers”. Another of those 19 “hijackers” had in fact died a year before 9/11/2001! Obviously, stolen or faked passports had been used to place the blame on those innocent Arabs. Who do you suppose might do such a thing? I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t “Al Qaeda”! But there were several Israeli men (dressed as Arabs of course) across the river in New Jersey who were set up ahead of time and filming the airplanes as they hit the Twin Towers – and they were dancing and celebrating as it happened! They were reported for their suspicious activities; and when they were apprehended, there was plenty of incriminating evidence in their van which would link them to the terrorism. Because they were Israelis, though, (our “friends” 🙄 ) they were quietly shipped home to Israel, and the story was suppressed in the media.
Shortly after 9/11, two men dressed as Arabs and carrying Palestinian passports were caught carrying weapons and explosives into an embassy in Mexico. When they were arrested, however, they turned out to be Israelis carrying false passports. Had they succeeded in their plan, there would have been another terrorist event blamed on “Al Qaeda”.
Plenty of information on 9/11 and “false flag operations” can be found on the blog site “Ascertain The Truth” by clicking on a tab at the top labeled “9/11 & False Flag Operations”. The owner of that blog has collected a lot of information, with documentation of the facts being adduced.
In my opinion, these attacks on churches and mosques are far more likely to be “false flag operations” carried out by Israeli Mossad and the CIA of the USA, than by “Muslim” terrorists. The Israelis know very well that most non-Muslims are so ignorant of the actual teachings of Islam that they will readily believe that such atrocities are completely consistent with the Qur’an – even supposedly directly advocated by that Scripture. Therefore public opinion can be easily turned against those backward and terrorist Muslims, and in favor of poor Israel which needs our help in defending itself against the hateful Muslim nations.
Fortunately, at least in the case of the church bombing in Alexandria, Egypt, the people of Egypt are realizing that this attack was done by outsiders – not Egyptians – and was actually intended to create dissension and anger between Muslims and Coptic Christians. They recognize it as an attack against the whole nation, not just the Coptic Christian portion of that nation. Copts and Muslims are rallying to present a united front against the terrorists (even though they don’t appear to be connecting the terrorists to Israeli Mossad). Instead of the dissension desired by the perpetrators, unity is resulting. Their plan has backfired, thank God.
Having given my opinion that this type of thing looks very much like an Israeli false flag operation, though, I’ll just say that it really doesn’t matter whether it was Israelis or “Al Qaeda”. The attack was an evil thing done by evil people, and the perpetrators must be caught and severely punished. Whoever did this – even if they claim to be “Muslim” – are in fact the enemies of Islam and all Muslims. They’re certainly not “devout defenders of the faith”! In fact they’re the enemies of all humanity.
(Because I know that some people will automatically label me as an “anti-Semite” because I suspect Israelis are the perpetrators of terrorist events like 9/11 and bombings of mosques and churches, I’ll say again what I’ve said before. I am very much in line with those outspokenly anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews who maintain that no good Jew can be a Zionist, and no Zionist can be a good Jew. Jew and Zionist are antithetical to each other. I am only “anti-Semitic” if those Orthodox Jews are “anti-Semitic”. 😆 Check out “Jews Not Zionists” and “Neturei Karta” for instance.)