Top Ten Quran Verses for Understanding ISIS

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Top Ten Quran Verses for Understanding ISIS

ISIS is an Islamic cabal of rampaging killers. They are as authentic Islam as you can get. President Obama, politicians and pundits should all do a little research, a little scripture study before they go around making claims that are simply false.  I’ve noticed, those that don’t get it are the one’s who think God agrees with them — rather than trying to agree with God.  One can never agree with God without knowing what God has to say by studying His word.

Recently on the Charlie Rose show, Bill Maher (whom I rarely agree with) took Charlie’s naiveté and tore it up right in front of his face.  Rose agreed with several points of fact brought up by Maher but was still blind and deaf to the truth of the Qur’an.  This problem of willful ignorance is dangerous. Americans are far too predisposed to thinking that all religions and people are basically the same. They simply cannot comprehend how a so-called religious book or its adherents could proclaim — let alone do — such evil and still claim it’s the plan of their prophet and their god.

But when it comes to Islam — that is the cold hard fact of the matter.

Americans are also preoccupied with being nice — even in the face of evil.  Let me be blunt, killers and their killing manuals do not deserve to be treated nice.

Let me use a simplistic but reasoned analogy to make this point.

Let us pretend there is a baseball team owner who wrote a last will and testament that gave instructions to every player who will ever play for his team.  To be part of the team every player must first agree to all the rules in this manual of standard operating procedures. To disobey the standards would mean you are no longer part of the team, an apostate, a former member.

violentNow, within this manual, let us pretend one of the owners written expectations was for the pitcher to hit the very next batter with a pitch, following a home run. His instructions are explicit, that all pitchers are to throw a fastball right at the lead shoulder of the next batter. This would all but ensure the batter is hit by the pitch.  Rightly or wrongly that is the rule as laid down by the owner and his expectations are for it to be followed. Now let us assume only 2 of the 10 pitchers on the team consistently follow those instructions and hit the batter with a pitch following a home run.  Do the 80% who are not following the instructions somehow change the instructions by abstaining? No. Are the 20% who are following the instructions (violating standards of human decency) somehow radicals rebels or extreme? No. The 20% no matter what you think of the practice of hitting batters with hard thrown pitches — are doing the will of the owner. Period.

ISIS is neither radical or extreme by their standards.  ISIS is only extreme by our standards.  Allah’s standard, which Muslims obviously hold as supreme (as should any person of faith) are vastly different from the standards of the God of the Bible.

The problem as I see it is Jews and Christians don’t seem to know their Bible well enough and they certainly don’t know the Qur’an at all or their views of it would be completely different.  It takes all of a minute to open the pages of a filthy book and know that it is pornographic.  It only takes a minute or two with selected Qur’anic verses to know that it is not noble or divine but rather the ramblings of a madman.  Written by a false prophet just as we were warned about in the Bible. You don’t need to read or understand all 6,000 verses of the Qur’an to know what it is saying. It is perfectly clear if you set aside your presuppositions and assumptions.

So let us take a quick look so that we might better understand what the Qur’an says in its own words that inspires not only ISIS, but where other terrorists/jihadists get their calling and inspiration.

10. Qur’an 3:32 – Hate (Allah only loves believers in Allah. That’s only Muslims!)

“Say: Obey Allah and His Messenger; But if they turn back, then surely Allah does not love the unbelievers.

9. Qur’an 48:29 – Terrorize (Muslims are to be severe to unbelievers!)

“Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.”

8. Qur’an 4:24 – Rape (Approved for your women captives, even if married as to avoid adultery!)

“And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you.”

7. Qur’an 5:33 – Murder (Punished, crucified for objecting to Sharia!)

“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

6. Qur’an 9:5 – Idolators – (Convert, die or pay jizyah tax!)

“So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”

5. Qur’an 9:29 – Dominate The World (Dhimmi / death / subdued!)

“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, (even if they are) of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

4. Qur’an 9:73 – Apostates & Hypocrites (Non-Muslims are to be hunted like animals!)

“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.”

3. Qur’an 9:111 – Jihad = Holy War (Believers are those who slay and are slain!)

“Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Quran: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.”

2. Qur’an 47:35 – Power & Victory (Peace is the cry of those being slaughtered!)

“Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost (Shakir: “have the upper hand”) for Allah is with you,”   

1. Qur’an 2:106 – Abrogation (The later verse erases the former!)

“Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better that it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things?

quranAnd so there you have it, the top ten reasons ISIS / ISIL / IS, or any terrorizing Muslim for that matter, is in reality following the Qur’an to a tee.  Following what are claimed to be the divine words of Allah (via Gabriel to Muhammad) which are no more than marching orders to subdue and dominate the world for the totalitarians we find running every Islamic state on earth.

There have been over 20,000 jihad terror attacks justified by the Islamic texts since 9/11. Should we be surprised? Do we need more evidence that something is wrong with this book? We all appreciate that so many Muslims love their faith and are not murderers. Who don’t join ISIS and who condemn the killings.  Some are the most gentle, friendly people you will meet. But that doesn’t change what the Qur’an says or instructs.

For those who say all religions have followers who do evil, ask yourself this; how many Christians or Jews or Hindus or Buddhists have blown themselves up since 9/11.  How many have committed genocide or infanticide since 9/11?  Can you think of any? One?

Then give me the scripture by which they can claim that their evil is justified before God. In Islam, using the Qur’an this exercise is easy.

Rather than claiming Islamophobia or defending one Muslim who feels he or she is being mocked for wearing a headscarf — shouldn’t the vast majority of “moderate” Muslims and their organizations be marching hand in hand with Jews and Christians condemning these acts of war and terror and murder against innocent people?  Aren’t those being killed in the name of Islam worth as much time and energy as the one person teased by a student? I think having your head cut off rises to a much higher level of concern and priority.

But they aren’t. The vast majority of Muslims are simply not standing up to the violence done by their brothers/sisters.  So we must then ask them why? Why do they spend nearly all their time defending Islam — rather than condemning these obvious texts of violence and the killers that obediently follow them?

So what can you do about it? First, continue to be informed, don’t take others word for it, study it. Second, contact the Counter-Jihad Coalition by email ([email protected]) and inquire as to how you can become an advocate for liberty and freedom being a light of truth in your community.

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About the author

David Whitley

David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus or online at He's available for speaking engagements upon request.

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