Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Deliberate Deception? CNN and Arsalan Iftikhar Massacre Qur'an 5:32 in Order to Defend Islam

As everyone knows, the major media organizations were quick to defend Islam after the Fort Hood Massacre. What is now becoming clear is that some were deliberately deceptive in their efforts to portray Islam as peaceful. For instance, CNN wasted no time publishing an article by "the Muslim Guy," Arsalan Iftikhar, who began his article as follows:

Most of the world's 1.57 billion Muslims know that the Holy Quran states quite clearly that, "Anyone who kills a human being ... it shall be as though he has killed all of mankind. ... If anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he has saved the lives of all of mankind."

Accordingly, it should come as little surprise to any reasonable observer that when Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan recently committed his shocking acts of mass murder at Fort Hood, Texas, America's Muslim community of over 7 million felt an added sense of horror and sadness at this senseless attack against the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

The problem, of course, is that Iftikhar has to massacre 5:32 in order to pretend that it provides proof that Islam forbids killing. In context, and with the omitted sections of the verse reinserted, the verse proves that the Fort Hood Massacre was entirely consistent with the teachings of the Qur'an. The proof is in this video:


Unknown said...

If this is not deliberate deception by CNN et al., then what is?

Kristofer said...

I wasn't aware there was 1.57 billion Muslims on this planet now. You have to massacre statistics to get that number.

minoria said...

I know that in 1900 there were only 200 million Muslims.Now we have 1.2 billion(I don't believe the 1.5 billion figure).It is NOT because people are converting to Islam in mass but because they have too many children.


In the US no less than 75 PERCENT of converts to Islam leave in 5 YEARS.I don't think any other religion has such a high desertion rate among converts.

DAVID,you are doing a great job.I had ALSO noticed THAT among Muslim speakers.THEY say "he who kills a life is as if he had killed all humanity".


To the Muslim readers here it is a deception by your leaders.They OMIT that the COMPLETE verse says "He who kills a life UNLESS he has done EVIL it is as if..."


You see it is conditional but the Muslim speakers OMIT that.What can one say?Only thing to do is like David does,spread information.

Nakdimon said...

Guys, I think we have to correct the media on this. I think that if we would send a short and concice rebuttal to the misuse of this guy (or any other Muslim using 5:32 to prove Islam is a religion of peace) to CNN (or any media outlet that is duped by Muslims such as this man) I think that the media will not be able to surpress this deception and will eventually buckle underneeth the truth about Islam. We should all, individually, send the entire passage (Surah 5:32-33) to CNN and explain how this Muslim misrepresents the facts. Even if these emails would be surpressed, I'm sure that there will be one or two individuals that will care and eventually leak the truth out into the public.

I am sending my rebuttal to the CNN office per email with a link to this website. Please join me in this.


minoria said...

Hello Nakdimon:

I think your idea is good.I am working on my critique of ARSALAN IFTIKHAR.What deception by him.The thing is this:CNN,BBC,etc do not know or can NOT bring themselves to believe MANY people of X religion will INTENTIONALLY hide negative things and deceive for a religion.It is BEYOND the limited,little IMAGINATION of CNN,BBC,etc news people.


Why do WESTERN journalists,the whole group,NOT protest about AL-JAZEERA and its support for QARADAWI who supports Hizbullah,Hamas,killing apostates and approves of the Holocaust?The reason is the idea that Al-Jazeera is being immoral and wrong is BEYOND their limited,little imagination.That is the reality of things.

minoria said...

Hello Nakdimon:

I will also send them this thing which is the CAUSE of Muslim Judeophobia:

SURA 5:64:
YUSUFALI translation: The Jews say: "Allah's hand is tied up." Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for the (blasphemy) they utter. Nay, both His hands are widely outstretched: He giveth and spendeth (of His bounty) as He pleaseth. But the revelation that cometh to thee from Allah increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. AMONG THEM(note:the JEWS) WE(Allah) have placed ENMITY and HATRED till the DAY of JUDGEMENT.

Every time they kindle the fire of WAR, Allah doth extinguish it; but they (ever) strive to do MISCHIEF on earth. And Allah loveth not those who do mischief."

minoria said...


In SURA 5:64 we have a general remark by Allah that at least some Jews will be evil till judgement day.I didn't know till a few days ago about THIS verse.Now I see clearly why so many Muslims who have written to us have made such Judeophobic remarks.I thought it was the Palestinian problem but no.
Thanks David for giving me the info in the Jesus or Mohammed program.

PAUL IN ROM 11:1-2:

He says the Jews are still the CHOSEN PEOPLE and have NOT been rejected by God:"I say,has God REJECTED his people?Far from it!...God has NOT rejected his people."

Now which book,the Greek Scriptures or the Koran sanctions Judeophobia as the word of God?

Nakdimon said...

Nice post Minoria.

But I have a question to all: How do I contact CNN? I have written a 3 page Word-document to the Iftikhar article with all kinds of source material, but I cant seem to find any contact information to send it to. All I can find is link to email them. But the emails can only handle 500 marks.

Can anyone help me get the contact information of CNN to email it to?


minoria said...

Hello Nakdimon:

In my case I have just signed up to be able to comment on,since I finally finished my comment.I will soon get an email confirmation.I don't know more.I will post my comments(in parts if I have to)on the comment section about Arsalan's article.Beyond that I will see if I can email other sections of CNN.I wish I could give you more info.

minoria said...


First, recently I posted on Paul Williams' blog about QARADAWI where I said he had no moral value because he was in favor of killing apostates,and favored Hizbullah and Hamas and had approved of Hitler and the Holocaust as divine punishment.It appeared and was then taken out in a day.Strange.

In "There is no God but God",page 92,REZA ASLAN says:"Understandably,the execution of the Banu Qurayza has received a great deal of scrutiny from scholars of all disciplines.HEINRICH GRAETZ,writing in the 19th century,painted the event as a barbarous act of genocide REFLECTING ISLAM's INHERENTLY ANTI-JEWISH SENTIMENTS."

minoria said...


On page 93 he says:"And yet even Armstrong and Stillman continue to advocate the ENDURING view that the execution of the Qurayza,while understandable for historical and cultural reasons,was nonetheless the tragic result of a DEEPLY ROOTED IDEOLOGICAL conflict between the Muslims and Jews of Medina.

The Swedish scholar TOR ANDRAE most clearly encapsulates this view,arguing that the execution was the result of MUHAMMED's BELIEF"that the Jews were the SWORN ENEMIES of Allah and his revelation.Therefore any mercy toward them was out of the question."

minoria said...


It continues with:"But ANDRAE's view,and the view of SO MANY OTHERS who agree with him,is at best IGNORANT of Muslim history and RELIGION and at worst BIGOTED and obtuse.The fact is that the execution of the Banu Qurayza....was neither an act of genocide nor PART of some COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-JEWISH AGENDA on the part of Muhammed.

And it most certainly was NOT the result of an ENTRENCHED and INNATE RELIGIOUS conflict between Islam and Judaism.Nothing could be further from the truth."

minoria said...


Notice he calls scholars like GRAETZ and ANDRAE IGNORANT and BIGOTED of the Muslim RELIGION.Why would they consider Islam and Muhammed to have an inherently Judeophobic character?That there is a comprehensive anti-Jewish agenda in Islam?That Islam has "inherently anti-Jewish sentiments?"

SURA 5:64

Because they knew of the GENERAL rule in 5:64 where "among the Jews Allah has placed enmity and hatred till judgement day."


NOWHERE in his book,and have read it carefully,does he refer to 5:64.Notice he hides info from the reader.So goes the world.I do not trust him because of such hiding of info and even what you can call insulting serious scholars(except for ARmstrong who is not a serious scholar).

minoria said...

Hello Nakdimon:

We made it.I read your posts on CNN website,in the comment section about Arsalan's article.Mine got in also,and it was long but it got through.I know they are read before being posted(screening).Maybe those who read it got a "now I see" feeling.I sent another post where I recommended the websites of answeringmuslims,answering-islam,jihadwatch and faithfreedom.I hope it got through and those who read my comment check up on the websites.