Blood for Blood

Blood for Blood- “…he had come to this country expecting to see the emergence of a prophet whose time was at hand.

by Bill Lockwood

somalimallSaturday night a Somali Islamic terrorist knifed shoppers in a Sears store in the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota before he was gunned down by an out-of-uniform police officer. Earlier the same day the Islamic man we now know as Ahmad Khan Rahami allegedly set off bombs in New York and New Jersey, injuring many. He has since been arrested. Islamic terrorism is advancing in America.

Law enforcement, however, is absolutely hamstrung to solve the rising tide of violence by Islamic terrorists in our nation. The lack begins with the initial question that reporters and politicians love to ask: “How were these men radicalized?” This is to begin the entire conversation with the ASSUMPTION that Islam is a “peaceful religion” and that somehow these Muslim terrorist have strayed from real Islam.

Muhammad, the founder of Islam, is the perfect example for those calling themselves Muslims. Yet, Muhammad’s authoritative biographer, Ibn Ishaq, made perfectly clear that conversion to Islam had little to do with religion and everything to do with violence and jihad.

For example, even in his early years in Mecca, before his hijra to Medina and the opening of warfare against all in order to force “conversion” Ishaq tells of a supposed “prophecy” given by a Jew from Syria (Ishaq, 136). The Jew had emigrated from Syria to the “land of hardship and hunger” (Arabia). When his Jewish fellows asked why he had come so far, he responded that, “…he had come to this country expecting to see the emergence of a prophet whose time was at hand. This was the town where he would migrate and he was hoping he would be sent so that he could follow him. ‘His time has come,’ he said, ‘and don’t let anyone get to him before you, O Jews; [Jewish man admonishing fellow Jews] for he will be sent to shed blood and to take captive the women and children of those who oppose him. Let not that keep you back from him.” In other words, he warned them to convert to Islam or pay with their blood.

Later, as Muhammad’s power began to accumulate, just before migrating to Medina from Mecca, he was visited by Muslims coming from Medina to Mecca to observe a “fair.” One night about seventy of the Muslims went to meet Muhammad. He recited the Koran to them and “invited” their allegiance to Islam on the “basis that you protect me as you would your own children.” The Medinans gave their word.

One of the Medinans, however, asked what about their now-severed ties with the Jews in Medina? If they assisted Muhammad with arms would he go back to Mecca? Muhammad replied, “No, blood is blood, and blood not to be paid for is blood not to be paid for” (Ishaq, 297).

Biographer Ishaq explains, “He would treat blood revenge and its obligation as common to both parties.” Islam’s invitation to “convert” is blood for blood. What is happening in America is the revealing of the real Islam. What radicalizes the behavior of Muslims is the so-called Prophet himself.

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