The Heart's Witness Against Muhammad: The Stain of Genocide
rendering the Meccan cavalry useless--the Meccans departed. The threat of the Meccans gone, Muhammad turned his sights against the Banu Quraysh. We shall let Muhammad's wife 'A'isha speak to us through the hadith in Sahih Bukhari 4.52.68.
"Narrated 'Aisha: When Allah's Apostle returned on the day (of the battle) of Al-Khandaq (i.e. Trench), he put down his arms and took a bath. Then [the angel] Gabriel whose head was covered with dust, came to him saying, 'You have put down your arms! By Allah, I have not put down my arms yet.' Allah's Apostle said, 'Where (to go now)?' Gabriel said, 'This way,' pointing towards the tribe of Banu Quraiza. So Allah's Apostle went out towards them."
Muhammad subjected the Banu Qurayza to a lengthy siege. Eventually they capitulated, surrendering to Muhammad's forces. Their possessions and their women were seized by the Muslims and divided among them, and Sa'ad ibn Mu'adh (a Muslim convert from the Jews) was appointed the arbitrator to pronounce the judgment in the "war trial" against the Banu Qurayza. It was, of course, a farce.
It was Sa'ad's sentence to behead all the men and enslave the women and children, a decision confirmed by Muhammad as consonant with Allah's will. Ibn Ishaq, one of the earliest of the Muslim historians, relates how the men were marched out to the market, trenches were dug, and then their heads were lopped off. According to Ibn Ishaq, somewhere around 600 to perhaps as many as 900 Jewish men were decapitated, Muhammad personally participating in at least one such decapitation, a man named Huyayy. Somewhere close to Medina, underneath Saudi Arabian sands, there is a mass grave with about 800 Jewish skeletons in it with about 800 skulls nearby, silent witnesses to Muhammad's inhumanity.
A hadith in the Sunan Abu Dawud by an eye-witness, a survivor, tells us how the men were distinguished from the boys. Where there was a question, the boys were made to pull down their trousers, and those with pubic hair were killed. Those without were spared. Abu Dawud, 38.4390:
"Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi: 'I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.'"
One woman was killed with the hundreds of her masculine compatriots. The poor woman had lost her mind, and was laughing uncontrollably at the horribleness of the whole thing, something the young 'A'isha, Muhammad's child wife, would never forget. So relates one hadith in the Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2665:
"Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: 'No woman of Banu Qurayzah was killed except one. She was with me, talking and laughing on her back and belly (extremely), while the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) was killing her people with the swords. Suddenly a man called her name: 'Where is so-and-so?' She said 'I.' I asked: 'What is the matter with you?' She said: 'I did a new act.' The man took her and beheaded her. She said: I will not forget that she was laughing extremely although she knew that she would be killed."
Genocide. Pure and simple. And each young Muslim child at his madrasah, when he recites the Al-Ahzan surah in his Qur'an, recalls the glory days of the siege of the Abu Qarayza, and the beheading of the 800 or so Jews at the order of their beloved Muhammad, the hasua hasana, the "good example," as they read in the surah Al-Ahzab, ayah 21, immediately before the Qur'anic description of this genocide of Jews in ayats 26 and 27:
"And those of the people of the Scripture [the Jewish Banu Qurayza] who backed them (the disbelievers) [the Quraysh from Mecca] Allah brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts, (so that) a group (of them) you killed [the men and pubescent boys and one woman], and a group (of them) [the women and prepubescent boys] you made captives.
And He caused you to inherit their lands, and their houses, and their riches, and a land which you had not trodden (before). And Allah is Able to do all things."
(Qur'an (Al-Ahzab) 33:26-27)
So they celebrate the beheading of around 800 Jews as a prodigy of Allah and act of human perfection by the perfect, universal man, al-insan al-kammil, Muhammad, the good example of all Muslim males.
From the very beginning, something is rotten in the State of Islam. And Muslims cannot cover it up with that mantra, as if it were a cover and excuse for all kind and manner of sins, that Allah and his messenger know best, the natural law notwithstanding. The natural law is being suppressed here, but we hope that its witness in the Muslim's heart is not altogether extinguished, and there has to be a part in every Muslim that knows that something was wrong in the heart of Muhammad and in his claimed revelation.
(This article is adapted from the book written by the author entitled, The Heart's Witness Against Muhammad: Why the Natural Law Proves Muhammad False.)
Andrew M. Greenwell is an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas, practicing in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is married with three children. He maintains a blog entirely devoted to the natural law called Lex Christianorum. You can contact Andrew at email@example.com.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
Keywords: Muhammad, murder, fifth commandment, Abu Qurayza, genocide, Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.
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