The French Counterjihad site Truth, Values, and Democracy (Vérité Valeurs et Démocratie) has posted an excellent short guide designed to help people who are otherwise unfamiliar with Islam understand Muslim practices and priorities.
Update: This article was actually written by Gandalf, and translated by L’échappée belle. Also, a minor change of wording in the translation has been made, at the request of the author. Sorry for the mix-up:
Islam explained for those who do not read the Koran
Islam is not as complicated as they would have you believe.
You have the Koran: a hodgepodge written by unknown men under poorly understood conditions. But this doesn’t matter, because even Muslims don’t really care about the Koran’s historical origins. Only its current contents have importance in their eyes.
You have a prophet: Muhammad, whose deeds are known thanks to the following texts:
- The Sira, which is a biography of Muhammad
- The Hadith, which are records of oral testimony about the acts and words of Muhammad
From these basics, the Islamic doctrine is simple:
- To establish an Islamic society arranged by the rules contained in the Koran and in the words of the Prophet, which are grouped under the name “Sharia”.
- To faithfully imitate the conduct of Muhammad, who is the archetype of the perfect Muslim.
That’s all you need to understand Islam.
What is a “Muslim”?
A Muslim (“one who submits” in Arabic) is one who accepts and seeks to conform to the rules of Sharia and tries to imitate Muhammad. If you do not fall into this category, you are a “kafir”.
What is a “kafir”?
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A kafir is not equal to a Muslim. He is an inferior, despicable and impure, cursed by the god of the Muslims and destined to burn in hell.
What does it mean to imitate Muhammad?
To eradicate the kuffar (plural of kafir), to destroy their cultures and their societies in order to erect in their place an Islamic society ruled by Sharia.
The example of Muhammad shows that all methods are possible: proselytism, threats, rape, torture, pillage, trickery, and/or murder. No tactic is better than another and all are fair game depending on conditions. The goal is the same: the disappearance of the kuffar.
Islam is thus a process working towards the elimination of the kuffar and the destruction of their societies in order to install a universal Islamic civilization.
The ostensible complexity of Islam is simply due to the different interpretations as to how to achieve this goal, but they all involve the disappearance of the kuffar at some stage…without exception.
That’s it. As you can see, Islam is not complicated at all.
If you want to know the details, you can always read the Koran, the Sira, and the Hadith.
“But that cannot be the whole story,” you will object. “My Muslim friends and neighbors are perfectly respectable and pleasant!”
Indeed, outside the context of Islam, they are human beings like anyone else, neither better nor worse. But this does not change the fact that when they act as Muslims, even in a courteous and friendly manner, they are participating in a system that is working toward your extermination and the destruction of your society.
People are not the problem here; the source of the problem is the Islamic ideology that demands the extermination of kuffar like you.
Finally, there is only one really useful thing to know about Islam:
A kafir can expect nothing good from Islam, absolutely nothing.