JESUS & MOHAMMED COMPARED
JESUS was a Religious leader
Jesus never killed anyone
JESUS never owned slaves.
JESUS never married.
JESUS never forced followers to believe.
JESUS never allowed his disciples to lie.
JESUS never avenged insults, saying “Father, forgive them.”
JESUS never allowed disciples to rape anyone.
JESUS never tortured anyone.
JESUS never led armies, nor did his apostles. Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire for three centuries by loving their enemies and surrendering their lives for their faith.
JESUS did not retaliate when violence was committed against him, but was crucified.
JEWISH/CHRISTIAN concept of a martyr is one who would die for their faith while forgiving their enemies.
JESUS – The first 300 years of Christianity, there were 10 major Roman persecutions resulting in thousands of Christians killed in the Coliseum and fed to the lions. During this time, never once did Christians lead an armed resistance.
JESUS taught equality, that all men and women were made in God’s image. Matt 22:20, ref. Gen. 1:26-27, 9:6
JESUS taught consistently in all four Gospels to love and he never advocated violence.
JESUS taught: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for them which despitefully use you.” Matt. 5:44
JESUS taught: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Luke 6:27-36
JESUS taught to help disbelievers, “If ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.” Luke 6:33; Parable of Good Samaritan; “Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, whatever you do to the very least you have done unto me.” Mat 25:40
JESUS taught “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Mat. 6:10-15
JESUS taught: “If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to them the other.” Mat. 5:39
from: What Every American Needs to Know about the Qur’an-A History of Islam & the United States
JESUS taught: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Mat. 7:1
JESUS taught: “Forgive and you shall be forgiven.” Mat. 6:14
JESUS taught he was the Son of God, “Again the high priest asked him...Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am.” Mark 14:61-62, and “Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by me.”John 14:6
JESUS taught: “Resist not evil.” Mat. 5:39
JESUS taught: “Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not kill, but I say whoever is angry with his brother is in danger of the judgment.” Mat. 5:21-22
JESUS taught “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” and “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Mat 5:7, 9
JESUS taught: “If someone takes your coat, give them your shirt.” Mat. 5:40
JESUS taught God was “Our Father” and that all are all “children of God.” Mat. 6:10
JESUS taught that true religion is from the inside out, voluntary, with a God of love wanting a relationship with each person.
JESUS taught to offer peace, if they refuse, “let your peace return to you...depart out of that city, shake off the dust of your feet.” Mat. 10:14
MOHAMMED was a Religious, Political, and Military leader
MOHAMMED killed an estimated 3,000 people, including beheading 700 Jews in Medina.
MOHAMMED received a fifth of the slaves taken in battle, including African slaves, as he was Arab.
MOHAMMED had at least 11 wives, plus slave wives, concubines, and women taken in battle.
MOHAMMED forced followers to continue believing: “Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him.” Bukhari v.9, b.84, n.57
MOHAMMED obligated followers to lie to advance Islam. It is called “Taqyya” - sacred lying, holy deceit, and “Hudna” – when weak make treaties until you get strong enough to disregard them.
MOHAMMED avenged insults, ordering Ibn Khatal and his slave girls killed for writing poems which insulted him.
MOHAMMED permitted followers to rape infidel women taken in battle.
MOHAMMED fought in 66 battles and raids, leading 27 of them, and all of Islam’s “Rightly Guided” Caliphs and Sultans commanded armies, conquering from Arabia to France.
MOHAMMED had the chief of Khaybar stretched out on the ground and kindled a fire upon his chest because he would not tell where tribe’s treasure was hidden.
MOHAMMED retaliated when violence was committed against him and ordered enemies to be killed.
ISLAMIC concept of martyr is one who would die for their faith while killing infidel enemies of Islam.
MOHAMMED – The first 300 years of Islam, Muslim armies conquered Arabia, Persia, the Holy Land, North Africa, Spain, Southern France, Central Africa, and invaded vast areas of Northern India, Asia and Asia Minor.
MOHAMMED did not teach equality, that Allah has no image, and that unbelievers are not equal to believing Muslims, and women are not equal to men. Sura 42:11, Sura 112:4
MOHAMMED taught in the early verses he received while living in Mecca that there was “no compulsion in religion,” but these verses were abrogated and abolished by later verses received in Medina which advocated violence toward apostates, unbelievers and those who offended the prophet.
MOHAMMED taught: “Infidels are your sworn enemies.” Sura 4:101
MOHAMMED taught: “Kill the disbelievers wherever we find them.” Sura 2:191
MOHAMMED taught: “Never help the disbelievers,” Sura 28:86, and “Take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends.” Sura 5:51, 60:13
MOHAMMED taught to avenge trespasses and insults committed against you, your family or your religion in order to restore your honor.
MOHAMMED taught: “Strike off the heads of infidels in battle.” Sura 47:4
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MOHAMMED taught: “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land.” Sura 5:33
MOHAMMED taught that believing Jesus was the Son of God was an unforgivable sin called ‘shirk’ which condemns Muslims to hell.
MOHAMMED taught: “If someone stops believing in Allah, kill him.” Bukhari 9:84:57
MOHAMMED taught: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day.” Sura 9:29
MOHAMMED taught: “No Muslim should be killed for killing an infidel.” Bukhari 1:3:111
MOHAMMED taught: “Be ruthless to the infidels.” Sura 48:29
MOHAMMED taught: “Make war on the infidels who dwell around you.” Sura 9:123, 66:9
MOHAMMED taught it is blasphemy to call Allah your father, as Allah took no wife and has no children. Sura 5:18
MOHAMMED taught that religion could be forced from the outside in, with fear of an impersonal Allah who demanded strict obedience.
MOHAMMED taught to offer peace to those who submit to Allah; if they refuse, fight to make them submit.
U.S. Minister to Spain Washington Irving wrote in Mohammed and His Successors (1850, ch. 16):
THE SWORD ANNOUNCED AS THE INSTRUMENT OF FAITH—FIRST FORAY AGAINST THE KOREISHITES—SURPRISAL OF A CARAVAN.
We come now to an important era in the career of Mohammed. Hitherto he had relied on argument and persuasion to make proselytes, enjoining the same on his disciples. His exhortations to them to bear with patience and long-suffering the violence of their enemies, almost emulated the meek precept of our Saviour, “if they smite thee on the one cheek, turn to them the other also.”
He now arrived at a point where he completely diverged from the celestial spirit of the Christian doctrines, and stamped his religion with the alloy of fallible mortality. His human nature was not capable of maintaining the sublime forbearance he had hitherto inculcated. Thirteen years of meek endurance had been rewarded by nothing but aggravated injury and insult. His greatest persecutors had been those of his own tribe, the Koreishites, especially those of the rival line of Abd Schems, whose vindictive chief, Abu Sofian, had now the sway of Mecca. By their virulent hostility his fortunes had been blasted; his family degraded, impoverished, and dispersed, and he himself driven into exile. All this he might have continued to bear with involuntary meekness, had not the means of retaliation unexpectedly sprung up within his reach.
He had come to Medina a fugitive seeking an asylum, and craving merely a quiet home. In a little while, and probably to his own surprise, he found an army at his command: for among the many converts daily made in Medina, the fugitives flocking to him from Mecca, and proselytes from the tribes of the desert, were men of resolute spirit, skilled in the use of arms, and fond of partisan warfare.
Human passions and mortal resentments were awakened by this sudden accession of power. They mingled with that zeal for religious reform, which was still his predominant motive. In the exaltations of his enthusiastic spirit he endeavored to persuade himself, and perhaps did so effectually, that the power thus placed within his reach was intended as a means of effecting his great purpose, and that he was called upon by divine command to use it. Such at least is the purport of the memorable manifesto which he issued at this epoch, and which changed the whole tone and fortunes of his faith.
“Different prophets,” said he, “have been sent by God to illustrate his different attributes:
“Moses his clemency and providence;
“Solomon his wisdom, majesty, and glory;
“Jesus Christ his righteousness, omniscience, and power—his righteousness by purity of conduct; his
omniscience by the knowledge he displayed of the secrets of all hearts; his power by the miracles he wrought. “None of these attributes, however, have been sufficient to enforce conviction, and even the miracles of
Moses and Jesus have been treated with unbelief. I, therefore, the last of the prophets, am sent with the sword! Let those who promulgate my faith enter into no argument nor discussion, but slay all who refuse obedience to the law. Whoever fights for the true faith, whether he fall or conquer, will assuredly receive a glorious reward.”
“The sword,” added he, “is the key of heaven and hell; all who draw it in the cause of the faith will be rewarded with temporal advantages; every drop shed of their blood, every peril and hardship endured by them, will be registered on high as more meritorious than even fasting or praying.
“If they fall in battle their sins will at once be blotted out, and they will be transported to paradise, there to revel in eternal pleasures in the arms of black-eyed houris.”
Predestination was brought to aid these belligerent doctrines. Every event, according to the Koran, was predestined from eternity, and could not be avoided. No man could die sooner or later than his allotted hour, and when it arrived it would be the same, whether the angel of death should find him in the quiet of his bed, or amid the storm of battle. Such were the doctrines and revelations which converted Islamism of a sudden from a religion of meekness and philanthropy, to one of violence and the sword. They were peculiarly acceptable to the Arabs, harmonizing with their habits, and encouraging their predatory propensities. Virtually pirates of the desert, it is not to be wondered at that, after this open promulgation of the Religion of the Sword, they should flock in crowds to the standard of the prophet. Still no violence was authorized by Mohammed against those who should persist in unbelief, provided they should readily submit to his temporal sway, and agree to pay tribute; and here we see the first indication of worldly ambition and a desire for temporal dominion dawning upon his mind.
Still it will be found that the tribute thus exacted was subsidiary to his ruling passion, and mainly expended by him in the extension of the faith. The first warlike enterprises of Mohammed betray the lurking
resentment we have noted. They were directed against the caravans of Mecca, belonging to his implacable enemies the Koreishites. The three first were headed by Mohammed in person, but without any material result.
The fourth was confided to a Moslem, named Abdallah Ibn Jasch; who was sent out with eight or ten resolute followers on the road toward South Arabia. As it was now the holy month of Radjab, sacred from violence and rapine, Abdallah had sealed orders, not to be opened until the third day. These orders were vaguely yet significantly worded. Abdallah was to repair to the valley of Naklah, between Mecca and Tayef (the same in which Mohammed had the revelation of the Genii), where he was to watch for an expected caravan of the Koreishites. “Perhaps,” added the letter of instructions, shrewdly—“perhaps thou mayest be able to bring us some tidings of it.” Abdallah understood the true meaning of the letter, and acted up to it. Arriving in the valley of Naklah, he descried the caravan, consisting of several camels laden with merchandise, and conducted by four men.
Following it at a distance, he sent one of his men, disguised as a pilgrim, to overtake it. From the words of the latter, the Koreishites supposed his companions to be like himself, pilgrims bound to Mecca. Besides, it was the month of Radjah, when the desert might be travelled in security. Scarce had they come to a halt, however, when Abdallah and his comrades fell on them, killed one, and took two prisoners; the fourth escaped. The victors then returned to Medina with their prisoners and booty. All Medina was scandalized at this breach of the holy month. Mohammed, finding that he had ventured too far, pretended to be angry with Abdallah, and refused to take the share of the booty offered to him. Confiding in the vagueness of his instructions, he insisted that he had not commanded Abdallah to shed blood, or commit any violence during the holy month. The clamor still continuing, and being echoed by the Koreishites of Mecca, produced the following passage of the Koran:
“They will ask thee concerning the sacred month, whether they may make war therein. Answer: To war therein is grievous; but to deny God, to bar the path of God against his people, to drive true believers from his holy temple, and to worship idols, are sins far more grievous than to kill in the holy months.”
Having thus proclaimed divine sanction for the deed, Mohammed no longer hesitated to take his share of the booty. He delivered one of the prisoners on ransom; the other embraced Islamism. The above passage of the Koran, however satisfactory it may have been to devout Moslems, will scarcely serve to exculpate their prophet in the eyes of the profane.
The expedition of Abdallah Ibn Jasch was a sad practical illustration of the new religion of the sword. It contemplated not merely an act of plunder and revenge, a venial act in the eyes of Arabs, and justified by the new doctrines by being exercised against the enemies of the faith, but an outrage also on the holy month, that period sacred from time immemorial against violence and bloodshed, and which Mohammed himself professed to hold in reverence.
The craft and secrecy also with which the whole was devised and conducted, the sealed letter of instructions to Abdallah, to be opened only at the end of three days, at the scene of projected outrage, and couched in language vague, equivocal, yet sufficiently significant to the agent—all were in direct opposition to the conduct of Mohammed in the earlier part of his career, when he dared openly to pursue the path of duty, “though the sun should be arrayed against him on the right hand, and the moon on the left;” all showed that he was conscious of the turpitude of the act he was authorizing.
His disavowal of the violence committed by Abdallah, yet his bringing the Koran to his aid to enable him to profit by it with impunity, give still darker shades to this transaction; which altogether shows how immediately and widely he went wrong the moment he departed from the benevolent spirit of Christianity, which he at first endeavored to emulate. Worldly passions and worldly interests were fast getting the ascendency over that religious enthusiasm which first inspired him.
As has well been observed, “the first drop of blood shed in his name in the Holy Week displayed him a man in whom the slime of earth had quenched the holy flame of prophecy.”
*Please ask local mosques, imams, Islamic Schools, and Islamic organizations to clearly, unambiguously and publicly denounce: Apostates killing; Beating women and stoning women to death for adultery; Calling Jews pigs and monkeys; Declaring war on non-Muslims to spread Islam after offering them three options – subjugate to Islam, pay ‘jizia’ (humiliating tax), or be killed; Enslavement of other human beings; Fighting and killing Jews before the “End of Days”; and Gay killing.
from: "What Every American Needs to Know about the Qur’an-A History of Islam & the United State" by William Federer