Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Donald Trump on the "Muslim Problem" and the "Negative Vibe" of the Qur'an

Wow. By stating the obvious, Donald Trump just set himself apart from every other presidential candidate.

I have two things to add. First, Trump correctly notes that many people believe that the Qur'an has a lot to say about love. Here are some of the Qur'an's extensive verses on love:

Qur’an 2:190—Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.
Qur’an 2:276—Allah does not love any ungrateful sinner.
Qur’an 3:32—Allah does not love the unbelievers.
Qur’an 3:57—Allah does not love the unjust.
Qur’an 4:36—Allah does not love him who is proud, boastful.
Qur’an 7:31—[Allah] does not love the extravagant.
Qur’an 8:58—Allah does not love the treacherous.
Qur’an 28:77—Allah does not love the mischief-makers.
Qur’an 57:23—Allah does not love any arrogant boaster.

Second, Trump wonders whether the violence in Islam comes from Muslim sources or from somewhere else. Here are some Muslim sources to clarify.

Qur’an 5:51—O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.

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; a promise which is binding on Him in the Taurat and the Injeel and the Quran; and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Rejoice therefore in the pledge which you have made; and that is the mighty achievement.

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.

Qur’an 98:6—Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.

Sahih al-Bukhari 2785—Narrated Abu Hurairah: A man came to Allah’s Messenger and said, “Guide me to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward).” He replied, “I do not find such a deed.”

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.

Sahih al-Bukhari 2796—Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “A single endeavor (of fighting) in Allah’s cause in the afternoon or in the forenoon is better than all the world and whatever is in it.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 2797—Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said, . . . “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is! I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then come back to life and then get martyred, and then come back to life again and then get martyred and then come back to life again and then get martyred.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 2810—Narrated Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them is in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “He who fights that Allah’s Word (i.e., Allah’s religion of Islamic Monotheism) be superior, is in Allah’s Cause.”

Sunan An-Nasa’i 3099—It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet said: “Whoever dies without having fought or having thought of fighting, he dies on one of the branches of hypocrisy.”


Anonymous said...

Well I am a Canadian so mabe I should keep my big mouth shut but if you could pick a worse presidnt than Obama I think Donold Trump just might be the guy.

Radical Moderate said...

God help us, Donal Trump is on our side lol

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Listing all these Muslim citations could get you labeled as an Islamaphobe! :oD

While Trump is a buffoon, there could be nothing worse that Obama, unless it was Satan himself.

donna60 said...

I am not voting for "The Donald!"

goethechosemercy said...

I appreciate Trump's statements, but he really needs to read the Quran, and then to read the works of nineteenth and twentieth-century Arabists. People not contaminated with multiculturalist deceptions about Islam.
Only then will he understand that the hatred is real, historical, and a force in the formation and destruction of several eras of world history.
The genocide of Hindus in Northern India and the terrible struggle of those in the southern part of the subcontinent is not an imagined thing.
The sack of Constantinople, and subsequent history in which five Christian Orthodox patriarchs were beheaded by order of the Turkish sultanate is not imagined.
The siege of Famagusta and the Battle of Lepanto were fought because the West really had serious cultural issues at stake.
When Vienna was threatened, Europeans from several countries resisted.
Islam cannot be defeated by one country.
It requires coordination and persistent effort from many different groups of non-Muslims, all fighting to preserve their cultures and civilizations.
Mr. Trump must wake up and smell the blood while the stench is light so that he knows what he must do when it grows heavier.

Unknown said...

why NOT to vote for trump

Talal said...

Please take a look at this :-) Please do NOT take Quranic verses out of context:

terriergal said...

Mr Wood, could you possibly spend a little time analyzing whether Trump is even worth considering voting for? We already know Hillary isn't. However some of what Trump says is alarming and clueless regarding what exactly we are dealing with in the Islamic encroachment. I'm also not terribly convinced that he can't be bought off. He is rich but that is because money is what speaks to him. It is ALL that is important to him. Plus he regularly exaggerates and outright lies to make himself look better or make his opponents look worse, so people are wondering if he actually is as rich as he says. He's said his net worth changes with his feelings. A lot of us are really troubled about the prospect of having to vote for one of the two major parties. Neither one seems capable of dealing with this very complex situation without making it a whole lot worse. Trump is a pro at uniting the opposition. That would be disastrous in the case of radical Islam.