The bridge is as sturdy as Roman aqueducts. Perhaps a connection like an isthmus would be mightily more preferable. Nonetheless, Obama is rather dismissive in recognizing the bridge. He makes an effort to dichotomize religion and the pathetic bunch of slubberdegullions. Broadcasting that ‘ISIL speaks for no religion and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents’. It’s an unacceptable statement that intentionally, in cold blood camoflauges the naked truth. And quite frankly, we’re solely held responsible. We’ve carved this cynical reality where we favour our leaders to censor any truth that’ll inflame feelings. And readily replace this intrinsic truth with a twisted, distorted, politically correct adaptation of it.
As testimony to my proposition, i intend to quote scriptures from the Qur’an and align them with a reprehensible act by IS. People will still deny the incontrovertible veracity of what is beneath. They more often than not take the shape of bourgeois bohemians. If so, let me interest you in some Doves Farm Fairtrade Organic Gluten Free Cocoa Crunch Cookies (that’ll surely get rid of them).
The 2014 Al-Anfal campaign (1988, to liquidate the Kurds) for the Yazidis
And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
The Yazidis are a Kurdish ethno-religious people. An amalgam of Abrahamic gospels (Christianity and Islam) in addition to Zoroastrianism. A genocide is materializing, the 73rd genocide against the Yazidi people in its 6600+ year history. The residents of the village of Kocho (15 km south of the town of Sinjar) were told to become muslims by noon (apostatize) or face extermination on site. All but one refused. 420 men were executed. 1000 women and children were seized. As they will possibly be subjected to slavery. IS classified them as polytheists, whom they furthermore regard as devil worshippers. The Islamists are able to vindicate their barbarism with this verse.
Objectification of Yazidi women and slavery
Also (forbidden are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess. Thus has Allah ordained for you. All others are lawful, provided you seek them from your property, desiring chastity, not fornication. So with those among them whom you have enjoyed, give them their required due, but if you agree mutually after the requirement (has been determined), there is no sin on you. Surely, Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.
This and 33:50 are suggestive that men have a God-given monopoly on women and access to their pudendum. IS apprehend hundreds of Yazidi women from Sinjar where they’re retailed at as inexpensive as $25. Refusal to cooperate will mean they will be repeatedly raped. They’re impenitently given to young jihadists as wives or inserted into the intricate network of brothels. The Ottoman empire had Georgian slaves. As did the Crimean Khanate. Dhimmis can be enslaved and as far as we’re concerned, Yazidis fall into the category of Dhimmis. Muhammad himself, engrossed slaves and marketed them in the 7th century. A Coptic slave, named Mariyah maintained sexual relations with Muhammad.
There’re 164 verses promulgating Jihad in the Qur’an. These verses have been employed nowadays and also historically to justify malevolent behaviour. And the qur’an’s dark side is very much relevant to today’s context. I shall refrain from posting all, but to quote miscellaneous verses from surahs
And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.
We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.
They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah . But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.
Those who unreluctantly jump onto this silly, specious bandwagon that busts its gut to de-islamify IS are too busy polishing their halo to care. Dyeing the true colours of IS to fight shy of rationalism and refrain from bruising the feelings of people, particularly muslims. Or they feel consternation about being labelled Islamophobic, which the word is as preposterous as it sounds if you pretend this is the first time you’ve stumbled across the sorry excuse of a word (Islamophobia).
On occasion, one must write out of their comfort zone. As demonstrated, IS embodies a plausible interpretation of the Qur’an. To diabolically concretise the hizb ut-tahrir’s principles (al-dawla) and pick the Ottoman dynasty up from its ruins. Its interpretation, if literal, is fraught with danger. Let not the seeds of the sultans metastasize and may they be treated the very same as the Ottomans were at the gates of Vienna.
By Mert Maximilian. Euphratesmert@gmail.com