Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Congressman Allen West vs. CAIR: "Don't Try and Blow Sunshine Up My Butt"

The latest argument from the Council on American-Islamic Relations? "You can't show us a single verse where the Qur'an explicitly commands Muslims to attack America! Since the Qur'an nowhere commands Muslims to attack America, you can't say that Muslim attacks against America have anything to do with Islam!"

Sadly, this sort of reasoning, as flawed as it is, seems entirely persuasive when offered to most politicians, reporters, etc. But CAIR messed with the wrong Westerner this time.

BTW, this would be my response to CAIR's absurd argument. Muhammad commanded his followers to fight non-Muslims until they either pay the Jizya (in the case of Jews and Christians) or convert to Islam (in the case of pagans and other groups, or Jews and Christians who don't want to pay the Jizya). Muhammad was very clear on this point.

Qur’an 9:29—Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Qur’an 9:73—O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.

Qur’an 9:111—Surely Allah has bought of the believers their persons and their property for this, that they shall have the garden; they fight in Allah's way, so they slay and are slain.

Qur’an 9:123—O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).

Qur’an 47:35—Be not weary and fainthearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost: for Allah is with you, and will never put you in loss for your (good) deeds.

Qur’an 48:29—Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves.

Sahih al-Bukhari 6924—Allah’s Messenger said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: La ilaha illallah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and whoever said La ilaha illahllah, Allah will save his property and his life from me.”

Sahih Muslim 33—It has been narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.

Hence, Muslims are commanded to fight non-Muslims. America is filled with non-Muslims. Muslims are therefore commanded to attack America.

But there are other reasons for attacking America. According to the Qur'an, Muslims are to fight anyone who "makes mischief" in Muslim lands.

Qur'an 5:33—The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.

Since America is at war in Muslim lands, and interfering with Muslim governments, and an ally of Israel (which Muslims regard as Muslim land), the United States is guilty of "making mischief" in Muslim lands. Muslims are therefore commanded to attack us.

Of course, CAIR knows this, which is why they're attacking America as well, albeit by more indirect means.


simple_truth said...

I like this guy! We need more people like him that are in places of high influence.

It amazes me every time I see Muslims or others defending Islam who try to put Americans on the defensive about Islam. They don't see their own hypocrisy in doing so. Don't they realize that the Qu'ran is full of excuses to harm and fight against non Muslims.

Michelle Qureshi said...

THAT... was awesome!!!

TPaul said...

Wow! ! !
"Don't try and blow sunshine up my butt"?
Lol... but realistically isn't that what all of the so-called moderate Muslims in the west are doing, while trying to potray a faux peaceful Islam?
Although I am glad some there are people like congressman Allen West, who are not afraid to say to the rest of the 'suck-ups' in the west, that Islam is a dangerous ideology.
Bravo! Allen West.
Muslims this is America, not Europe where you have managed to get the kaffirs to eat out of your hands. Although I am certain that there will come a day when their patience and tolerance towards Islam's crap will boil over. Watch out!

Tom ta tum Tom said...

LOL! Thank HEAVEN for Lt. Col. Allen West! Chuck Norris would be PROUD!

Thank you for posting this, David! This has absolutely made my whole WEEK! Can't stop grinning!



donna60 said...

I need to send Congressman Allen West a campaign contribution when the time comes for his reelection.

Anonymous said...

@Nabeel Qureshi I agree it was Awesome and made my day I loved him stating date after date of Violence. There is a smile on my face from ear to ear I am glad someone in the White House is listening to us. I feel like we are all vindicated for all these years of lies Muslims have tried to spread. America will no longer stand for Islams tyranny its time we put Islam in its place or make it illegal. Muslims need to assimilate or we need to get rid of Islam in this nation.

M.C. said...

This video was very uplifting. Sometimes you have to tell it like it is. The truth is painful. Reform is not possible in a structure that was bound to fail. These Mohammedans should come to Christ. We love you guys.

Zack_Tiang said...

Sure would love to have subtitles... Too much echoing and crowd cheering and clapping.. Haha

Anonymous said...

@M.C. I doubt they want Christ they are stuck on religion not God they only care that they are superior. Islam is not about God it is about EGO.

Unknown said...

Man, that made my day. That was indeed awesome.

Traeh said...

How does "Don't try to blow sunshine up my butt" translate to literal language?

The nearest I can guess is this:

"Sunshine" in this case means a phony bright picture, BS-ing someone that the outlook is bright sunshine, when in fact it's very dark, and bleak with ominous storm clouds. Getting something blown up your butt is equivalent to the phrase "getting screwed", but screwed verbally -- that's where the blowing comes in, as when you talk BS, you are blowing air. So, when West said, "Don't blow sunshine up my butt," he meant "don't try to screw me with some BS verbiage about Islam that makes it look all bright and rosy."

I can imagine the phrase used in the military, whenever a soldier tried to BS a commander that some situation was good, when in fact it was bad.

Traeh said...

After googling the phrase, I see that West is far from the first to use it. Apparently it often means something like "don't flatter me." But it's meaning is perhaps somewhat broader than that, and somewhat flexible and adaptable, because it's a metaphorical and elliptical statement rather than a direct and literal one.

Zack_Tiang said...

I've made an attempt at providing subtitles for the video.
Please help me to improve my subtitles..

Otherwise, just enjoy what we have and cheers. =)


Stephen said...

Who was the sour mouthed broad who gave the cair shill the wave off sign? What is her name and rank in that criminal enterprise?