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There are 2 ideas being floated worldwide about human rights. Islamic human rights vs everybody else’s. But isn’t it oxymoronic and curious to claim 1 particular group of people, in this case Muslims, have special human rights that need to be covered in a separate declaration? Because we could end up soon with many different kinds of Human rights for different kinds of people with different color skin or beliefs or economic class or citizenship. And then the word human will be deleted from all of them, because they will not be universal human rights anymore. The Cairo Declaration of Human Rights is vague about exactly what those alternative special Islamic rights are. One idea is articulated in the The US Bill of Rights and similarly in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and includes freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, free speech, and equality of all before the law. In response to that the other idea was deceptively presented in the Cairo Declaration of (Islamic) Human Rights as human rights under sharia law.

If you are not aware of the massive worldwide, well organized & financed deception about Islam, then you are probably not familiar with the term Islamic supremacism and a lot of what you are about to see will seem impossible to believe. In fact, if you consider yourself well informed, it will be self evident the only way this could all be true is if there was a great deception at work that is even confusing many peaceful tolerant Muslims who will sincerely defend what they believe is true about Islamic theology, when what they are really describing are their own personal beliefs, perhaps learned from their families, friends, or internet rather than religious schools or authorities with Ph.D’s in Islamic jurisprudence from the world’s leading Islamic universities.

This massive deception has had a major impact on what’s been taught about Islam in Western universities for over 40 years, and has permeated government, main stream media (MSM), universities, law enforcement, and society with myths making it virtually impossible to talk about in good company because everyone is working from a different ‘fact’ sheet with many conclusions based on heart more than what’s true. It’s created a situation where it simply takes too long for most people to figure it out. But you cannot see the concern or find realistic ways to live with it if you don’t even know what Islamic supremacism (IS) is.

Mentioning the term IS makes many people close their minds and not take the source or subject seriously. I created this site to put relevant facts at my fingertips to have a way to talk to open minded skeptics who would react to the subject by mocking me like ‘I can’t even take you seriously’, or ‘when did you become such a racist Islamophobe?’ It was frustrating to be told this by some of my best friends who should know me better, and who know nothing about Islam, but I could not prove anything I was saying quickly enough to stay in the conversation and so got ridiculed.  But if intelligent people can’t agree on certain significant and easily provable truths, then any rational discussion is impossible.

This book is not politically left or right or my opinion or promoting any religion. It’s a sequential guide through a series of irrefutable facts that expose some widely believed myths and deceptions about Islam, which reveals a very different picture than what most academics, politicians, and mainstream media (MSM) describe. It assumes you know nothing about it, which would actually make it easier, so if you don’t skip around, and view all the suggested red links, each page will make sense. If you skip ahead you will see things you may not believe because you missed that part. There are enough optional blue links to make it irrelevant what my qualifications are - the quality of evidence and sources allow you to fact check as you go whenever you find something unbelievable.

Islam is a religion whose texts and teachings can be demonstrated with primary source documentary evidence, while Muslims are people with a variety of beliefs and behavior. Just like every religion. Most people see that not all Christians follow or even know all the rules, and just because a Christian does something doesn’t mean the religion approves. If you know a peaceful tolerant Muslim who consumes alcohol and pork and another who doesn’t and becomes a jihadist, even though they both claim to be Muslim you can’t tell what the religion teaches by what they do. Most people jump to conclusions.

  1. Here is a short clip of 3 U.S. presidents declaring Islam peaceful and tolerant.

Ibn Warraq is a Pakistani scholar of Islam and Koranic historian:

  1. QUESTIONER: “We have the ... so-called Cairo Declaration of 1992, which is basically an Islamic replacement for the United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. So is the Islamic version ... Islam or Islamism? What’s the difference?”

  1. WARRAQ: “I often think that this is a way of skirting the question... I like to make a distinction that I actually owe to Bernard Lewis; ... It’s a very useful distinction that he made between Islam One, Two, and Three. Islam One is what’s in the Koran, what the Prophet Mohammed did and enjoyed. Islam Two is the sharia and the theological construct that we call Islam, as developed by the theologians over the centuries. Islam Three is Islamic civilization, which is what Muslims actually did do as opposed to what they should have done, what actually happened in Islamic history. Often Islam Three—that is, Islamic civilization—was far more tolerant than what Islam One and Two demanded. For example, until very recently, Islamic society (Islam Three) was far more tolerant about homosexuality than the West was, whereas Islam One and Islam Two more firmly condemned it. There are several ambiguous passages in the Koran, but certainly Islam Two, the sharia, condemns homosexuality.

  1. Islamic history has never been a relentless series of theocratic governments; it has varied from century to century, ruler to ruler. Sometimes it has been very intolerant, and sometimes it has been very tolerant. Just look at some of the poets who were given free rein - for example, al-Mahawi, an Iraqi who was certainly an agnostic ... but he was very critical. He was left alone; no one bothered him, so this is witness to the period of tolerance. This is, for me, the best way to approach the situation. For example, some of the terrorists are taking literally what is in the Koran. There are all sorts of intolerant passages in the Koran about killing infidels and not taking Jews and Christians as friends. It’s undeniably there, and you can’t get away from it. Chapter four in the Koran: you can’t get away from the fact that it gives men the power to beat women. It’s no good pretending that somehow the real Islam is tolerant, the real Islam is feminist, and so on. There is a great deal of confusion because people do not want to tarnish with the same brush a billion believers. We don’t want to be too crude in our defamation. We don’t want to call all Muslims terrorists, so the best way is this distinction between Islam One, Two, Three.” (Modernity and the Muslims, July 2010)

This site is mostly about One & Two. Not making the distinction from Three confuses many.

Words like terrorist, radical, moderate, reformer, extremist, peaceful and tolerant, quickly confuse conversations because they mean different things to different people, rendering them worse than meaningless.

These and many other words are used deceptively with vague or multiple meanings, and they will be Capitalized™ with a trademark to give you heads up to consider what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. For example key Muslim Brotherhood theorist Said Qutb, whose influence Georgetown Professor John Esposito described as “almost impossible  to exaggerate”,¹ wrote that he wants Peace™ and to Build Bridges™ with the non-Muslim world. That sounds Moderate™ until you see him explain they are one way bridges to Islam, and Peace™ will only come after the entire world lives under Islamic law - by any means necessary. He has similarly inverted definitions for Religion of Peace™, Defensive Jihad™, No Compulsion in Religion™, Freedom™, and others.

This deception has produced many celebrated Experts™ in the West who say things that are demonstrably false about Islam, in many cases according to all of the most authoritative Muslim theologians for over 1300 years who agree with each other in something very important called scholarly consensus. When that happens it means these Experts™ are either part of the deception knowingly, or they are one of the deceived and don’t really know what they are talking about. It’s often difficult to know whether an Expert™ is lying or deceived, especially because there are well meaning Muslim Reformers™ who say many of the same things as the liars - for example that none of what you are about to see exists, or that the facts I report may be true but represent only a narrow view held by a Tiny Minority of Extremist™ leaders who are trying to Hijack™ a Peaceful Tolerant Religion™, and they pick and choose their violent verses. This site will prove beyond a reasonable doubt, especially in the absence of a similar quantity and quality of contrary evidence, that even though there are many peaceful tolerant Muslims in the world (Islam Three), there is no peaceful tolerant School of orthodox Islam (One & Two) - of course depending on the meaning of Peaceful Tolerant™. The simplest way to prove that is to focus on one aspect of Islamic theology - Islamic supremacism and jihad (IS&J) - and what the core texts (Islam One) and theologians from all 5 orthodox schools (Islam Two) have said about it since Muhammad. As you are about to see, the institutionalized discrimination and harassment of non-Muslims (dhimmis) living under Islamic law has always existed in Islamic theology and never been rejected by any orthodox school or sect of Islam. This is true even though some Muslim cultures (Islam Three) have ignored it. In 1856 the Ottoman Empire officially abolished it and stopped enforcing it under pressure from Western governments. Then Egypt and others followed, and it continued with Arab nationalist leaders in the mid 20th century. But these were political changes made in the Islam 3 of the day, it does not mean that Islamic universities and imams from any of the 5 schools starting teaching, writing, and speaking about some new understanding of IS&J. As Ibn Warraq described above, a period of relative tolerance does not mean Islamic theology somehow became tolerant or reformed - it didn’t. What is taught today at al-Azhar University in Cairo about Islamic supremacism has remained virtually the same since it was founded in 970.

This book will list the well known educational and professional backgrounds and books of over 100 of the most famous and influential Muslim theologians, imams, and politicians in the world, past and present. It will also quote their opinions on IS&J that are not well known in the non-Muslim world, and most people will find these opinions not believable. But these quotes are simply facts and no one is claiming the books they came from don’t exist. They just don’t want you to read those parts to know these opinions.

It could be updated daily with new characters and quotes but I have another life. I regret not having time to update dead links. But the book still serves the purpose. Evidence for the existence of the proverbial Peaceful Tolerant Islam is summarized in the chapter Efforts To Reform Islam. When you balance the evidence there with the rest of this book, the conclusion is obvious.

There are many examples of Muslims being taught to live in peace with their Muslim neighbors but that is irrelevant here.

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