Monthly Archives: October 2018

Satanic temple sparks uproar by unveiling statue of goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet in Arkansas state capitol

Marine Glisovic KATV@KATVMarine

NEW: Satanists plan to bring a 8½ foot tall bronze statue of Baphomet to the Arkansas State Capitol for the “Satanic Temple’s Rally for the First Amendment” from 1-3 pm. @KATVNews is told that it’s to support the First Amendment and religious plurality

It will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol,’ state senator says

Satanists turned out to cheer the unveiling of a bronze statue dedicated to a goat-headed winged creature called Baphomet in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Satanic Temple organisation arranged the rally outside the Arkansas State Capitol building to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the grounds.

Although the striking, eight-and-a-half foot tall icon was only allowed to be on display temporarily, Satanists argued they should be allowed to erect the winged goat effigy on a permanent basis under freedom of religion rights outlined in the US constitution.

Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, one of the rally organisers, said: “If you’re going to have one religious monument up then it should be open to others, and if you don’t agree with that then let’s just not have any at all.”

The display inspired a counter protest by Christian activists, while a leading Republican politician in the state condemned the Satanic icon as “offensive”.

Not one of Arkansas’ legislators responded to a letter sent by the Satanic Temple urging them to make Baphomet a lasting feature in Little Rock, according to KATV News.

The Ten Commandments monument was first put up last year after a bill sponsored by Republican senator Jason Rapert was passed.

Mr Rapert said he respected the Satanic protesters’ First Amendment rights to practice their religion, but also described them as “extremists”.

The state senator said: “It will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.”

Atheists also attended Thursday’s rally at the grounds of the state capitol building, with several speakers arguing the existing biblical monument violated the separation of church and state.

A similar Ten Commandments statue was installed on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol, but in 2015 the state’s supreme court ruled it should be removed. Judges decided it violated the state constitution’s ban on the use of state property for religious purposes.

SHOCKING VIDEO: Satanic Ritual Opening Of World’s Longest Rail Tunnel

WND EXCLUSIVE

NEW TUNNEL UNVEILED IN BIZARRE ‘DEMONIC’ CEREMONY

Has women simulating sex with each other, resurrected goat-man

The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel was unveiled with a bizarre ceremony featuring a goat-man who dies and is resurrected, women simulating sex with each other and drone-like human workers marching to a rhythmic drum beat.

The Gotthard Base Tunnel was dedicated in Switzerland with male and female workers wearing orange jumpsuits and marching robotically like soldiers obeying their commands.

Young men and women appear dressed in white underwear, while two of the women engage in simulated lesbian sex. These individuals represent the masses who will ride the trains through the tunnel.

Charisma magazine questioned the motives of the organizers of the ceremony, which was broadcast to millions and meant to celebrate a project that took 17 years to complete, extending 35 miles through the Alps and costing more than 11 billion Euros, making it the longest and most expensive tunnel on record.

Charisma opined:

“The opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland featured a ‘goat-man’ that dies, is resurrected, is worshipped and is crowned as ‘the king of the world.’

“The goat-man that played such a key role in this performance bore a striking resemblance to Baphomet, which in recent decades has become one of the key symbols used to represent Satan in the occult community. So could it be possible that this entire ceremony was actually an Illuminati ritual that was intended to honor Satan? Don’t pass judgment until you see the videos.”

The tunnel winds through the Swiss Alps and is said to be a sterling example of European unity in an age of rising nationalism and closing borders.

To celebrate the accomplishment, a hair-raising ceremony was presented in front of dignitaries including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Francois Hollande of France and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Emerging from another train is what appears to be a fallen angel. Five orange-clad workers bow before it. The official interpretation is that these represent the five workers who died during the construction of the tunnel.

A man dressed as a horned goat then appears and takes over as master of ceremonies, dancing with the others to the rhythmic beat as they pay him homage.

It was enough for one blogger at VigilantCitizen.com to react saying the “dramatic displays” were “reminiscent of dramas re-enacted in secret society rituals.”

There is “something very New World Order” to this militaristic portrayal of the working force, the blogger adds. “As the drums get more rhythmic, the workers get more excited, dancing around and jumping through loops.”

Once outside, the ceremony got even stranger. As people bow down to the goat-man, an image appears of a circle of eyes watching over them.

One Christian missionary contacted by WND said he didn’t wish to comment on the ceremony because it was “weird and stupid. Does it mean the ‘global elite’ all worship Satan? No. The article is as dumb as the ceremony itself.”
Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2016/06/new-tunnel-christened-by-bizarre-demonic-ceremony/#e351HRd3JhVJzlEM.99

Others weren’t as dismissive.

“If there was not actual video footage of this reported occult event, it would be a hard story to believe,” said Carl Gallups, a Christian author and radio host who also pastors a church in Florida.

He said the ceremony was clearly demonic.

“People have been writing and warning the Christian world of the truth of this growing demonic phenomenon for years. Before the age of ubiquitous Internet exposure these kinds of rituals and ceremonies were still being performed, but it was much easier to keep them hidden – for select eyes only. But now they are being exposed before the world.”

Gallups, author of “Be Thou Prepared” and “Final Warning,” said the New Testament repeatedly warns Christians of the coming “demonic outpouring” of the last days.

“Jesus said it would be ‘just like’ the Days of Noah and the Days of Lot (Sodom and Gomorrah). I believe we are now in those days,” he said. “In watching this ‘dedication ceremony,’ one can almost imagine what the streets of Sodom must have looked like in the days of Lot.”

And it’s growing more common.

Mirrors Super Bowl halftime shows

Much of that on display in the tunnel-dedication ceremony mirrors what many believe occurred in the last several Super Bowl halftime shows, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, Gallups said.

“We are watching the open, demonic mocking of the Word of God and the ultimate authority of Jesus Christ, which is soon to come,” he said.

Cultural decay on full display

Joel Richardson, author of “When A Jew Rules the World,” and the “The Global Jesus Revolution” as well as New York Times bestseller “The Islamic Antichrist,” said the ceremony is just one more sign of the times.

“The decay of popular Western culture continues at a rapid pace. The vacuum created when any nation turns away from the one true God of creation, the God revealed in the Bible, is this kind of absolute nonsense,” Richardson told WND. “Not only was it perverse, but as a performance it was abominable.”

It is exactly as Paul the Apostle warned of long ago, Richardson said.

“Since the time the world was created, God’s invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen by everyone. But they choose to deny it,” he said. “The result is their hearts become darkened, and while professing to be so smart, they become fools and begin worshiping men or birds or, ‘four-footed animals and crawling creatures,’ such as goats. Worse yet, because they refuse to acknowledge God, He Himself has given them over to all forms of sexual perversions.”

Gallups said social media gives the demonic a bigger stage from which to spread its allurement and message to the nations. We saw similar media coverage of a satanic Baphomet statue in Detroit last year.

He said there is not necessarily “more” evil in the world today, but it now has a bigger microphone.

Revelation 12:12 warns the ramping up of such blatantly satanic activity will occur as the time draws nearer to the return of Christ.

” … Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”

Direct targeting of Christians

“These things have always been among us and, according to the Bible, will grow worse and more prevalent as the Day of the Lord draws nearer,” Gallups said. “So will the open mocking of our faith. And the direct targeting of Christians will grow stronger as well.

“We are already experiencing directed targeting of Christians in the United States at the hands of the radical gay agenda and the White House transgender bathroom, shower and locker room order, aimed at millions of America’s children and families.”

The bottom line is that Christians are involved in a great spiritual war, he said.

“And we are now ‘testing whether this nation, or any other nation, so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.’ It is time for America’s pulpits and pews to wake up and re-engage. We have been called to be the salt and light, not to hide in a corner and not make our voices heard. If we don’t shine the light, the darkness will overwhelm us. If we refuse to be the salt, we will be ‘trampled under foot.’”

 

 

At least 10 Decapitated Goats Found In Chattahoochee River Georgia. Could It be Animal Sacrifice?

I found this news about decapitated goats to be strange considering many religions based in Devil worship do animal sacrifices. I have no proof that is what this is but its sure strange and deserves some attention. The Georgia Guidestones is located not to far from the incident and is a weird place said to be Satan’s ten commandments.

At least 10 decapitated goats found in an Atlanta-area river

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

PUBLISHED: 16:32 EDT, 4 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:32 EDT, 4 October 2018

ATLANTA (AP) – An environmental advocacy organization says nearly a dozen decapitated goats have been found in Atlanta’s major river.

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper tells news outlets the carcasses were discovered Wednesday. Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth says he found them while patrolling the area in an effort to stop sources of pollution.

Ulseth says he saw one goat near a bridge headed into Cobb County, but then realized it was headless. He says he counted at least 10 of the animals’ bodies along the river.

The organization says it lacks the capability to remove the goats, and urged people to not dump in the Chattahoochee River. Ulseth pointed out that it’s a source for drinking water.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Chattahoochee supplies 70 percent of metro Atlanta’s drinking water.

Chelsea Clinton Spotted Wearing Inverted Satanic Cross Neckless.

Chelsea Clinton Denies She Has Ties To Church Of Satan

Date: January 6, 2018

Author: Nwo Report

Chelsea Clinton, who is often seen wearing an inverted cross, has denied any ties to Satanism, after she tweeted a message to the Church of Satan on New Year.

In an attempt to quash rumors after her cheerful exchange with the Satanic organization on Tuesday, the daughter of Bill and Hillary tweeted: “Oh goodness gracious. We can be civil, cheerful, respectful to & friends with people who don’t share our religious beliefs. Sometimes, we even marry them. I’m a Methodist & my husband is Jewish”

Press TV reports: The unexpected exchange started when Clinton and actor Christine Teigen were in the middle of a discussion about a seemingly fake twitter account that posted foul tweets on behalf of the famous restaurant chain Hooters.

“In 2017, Church of Satan & I were put on a few threads together. In 2018, it’s…@Hooters. What a time to be alive Chrissy!” Clinton wrote.

The Satanist organization, which claims it has “defined Satanism,” picked up the tweet and responded by saying, “The never ending excitement here is never ending.”

“It’s been so long! Happy New Year!” Clinton said in a new tweet addressed to the Church of Satan. The organization responded in kind, wishing the former first daughter “a great 2018!”

The exchange set the social media on fire, prompting Chelsea to issue a statement and defend her move.

Last year, amid debates over confederate statues in the US, Canadian author Mark Steyn blasted Chelsea Clinton for comparing keeping statues erected of Confederates and slaveowners to a Christian church featuring a Lucifer statue.

“If the Confederacy is Satanic, the Church of Satan is the Democratic Party,” Steyn fired back.

Allegations about the Clinton family’s ties to Satanism have been around for some time now.

United Nations Building Demonic Gateways All Over The Earth.

Link to The Institute for Digital Archeology a United Nations Group

Click on Link below to read about the Jewish Talmud predicting a Messiah in reference to the Arch. But Christians know this will be the AntiChrist. Jesus is the Messiah and already came.

Jewish Prophecy Predicts Temple of Ba’al Arch in London Will Bring Messiah

10/4/18: THE SATAN BOMB

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WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS

When October rolls around and my thoughts are turned into the images and stories that make up the Halloween season, I often think to myself that in my world every day is April Fool’s Day and every night is Halloween if you have a Fortean mind. You can’t always overwhelm people with things they don’t understand because they would certainly develop a bit of fatigue as their anxieties and paranoia engulf them.

Since September, I have been warning people about a number of things that would certainly be signs and symbols that something sinister was afoot and while most of the things I have said have come to pass – I have not been completely honest about how I know or have an inkling as to what is happening and why I talk about the final blow and why you should be prepared for anything.

Many Ground Zero listeners have picked up on my subtle hints such as references to numbers like 9 and 11, plagues, biological terror and the evil dust that Julian Assange so brilliantly describes as being put everywhere for the surveillance apparatus.

There is the metaphor that is not lost on some of you and the Twilight Language that has been used not only by me but by the media. Twilight Language is the language of symbols numbers and hints that point to a supernatural or paranormal explanation as to why strange things happen in the world.

Many of you who know me, understand that I see the world in patterns. I am a person who often detects symbolic language, actions, and the number that renders the mind waiting for a kind of synchronicity to unfold.

When you share this type of thinking with people, they are not always receptive and tend to think that you are prone to magical thinking.

I can assure you that it is not magical thinking – it is merely pattern seeking and acknowledging that a lot of coincidence is meaningful and that it can be the result of calling upon a confidence trickster.

It can be intentional or unintentional; however, I can see that the confidence trickster we all know has been summoned and the devil comes quickly with wrath because as the bible has said, “his time is short.”

He must act quickly when summoned and when he is, we begin to see the aftermath of his machinations.

Follow me now – this is about to get weird.

On September 26th 2018, the Institute for Digital Archaeology unveiled a replica of Palmyra, Syria’s iconic Triumphal Arch dedicated to the horned God, Baal on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The following day, Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual assault allegations stemming from their time in high school.

Now keep in mind that those who supported this arch say that it represents freedom and peace; however, the truth is that it is a replica of an Arch that was a gateway to hell, as it was the entry to the temple dedicated to the god of power, sexual virility and child sacrifice.

The rule of Baal personifies the rule of the Antichrist.

Baal is a demon or a “Lord of the Air” associated with irreverent worship and ritual. A derivative of Baal is Beelzebub, which like Lucifer is another common name for Satan. Beelzebub means literally “Lord of the Flies” but it is suggested this spelling is a derogatory play on the name, Baal’zebul, which means “Lord of the High Places” or “Exalted One.”

Baal was also known to the Ammonites as Molech, the Moabites as Chemosh, and the Edomites as Dushara. Baal’s female counterpart is Ashtoreth, a.k.a. Astarte or Asherah. Astarte was identified with the Assyrian fertility goddess Ishtar (pronounced Easter – this is where we get the pagan fertility symbols of the rabbit and the egg) who identified with the planet Venus (the bright and morning star).

In ancient times, adults would gather around the altar of Baal. Infants would then be burned alive as a sacrificial offering to the deity. Amid horrific screams and the stench of charred human flesh, men and women alike would engage in bisexual orgies. The ritual of convenience was intended to produce economic prosperity by prompting Baal to bring rain for the fertility of “Mother Earth.”

Many secret societies and occult groups have stated that someday Baal will be “resurrected” and will once again take his place as the ruler of the world. Christian scholars are entirely convinced there is some sort of connection between the ancient demon and the coming of the Antichrist.

Throughout every passage of scripture, whether Muslim, Jewish, and Christian, there is a story about an empire that will appear to serve God but in reality will be an ecumenical trap or a state religion. This has been called the New World Order. Christians believe that it is the empire of the Antichrist.

We know the story so well that it is a “program,” a program that has an obvious response whenever we see or hear of something that sounds apocalyptic.

The idea that we are “wired” for this and our DNA is responding to the trauma of our forbearers is quite intriguing.

Now, to observers that do not know the background or the arch, it would be seen as only a coincidence.

On September 27, 2018, the testimony delivered by Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate Judiciary Committee took a turn that was unexpected and quite perverse.

Sheldon Whitehouse, the senator from Rhode Island, used a portion of his allotted questioning time to ask the Supreme Court nominee about the definition of the “Devil’s Triangle.”

For most Americans who came of age in the same years as Brett Kavanaugh, may know that the term is slang for a threesome or a Ménage à Trois. Kavanaugh told the committee that his definition of the term was different. “Devil’s Triangle,” he insisted, was merely a drinking game.

“Three glasses in a triangle,” Kavanaugh said. Like quarters.

However, the Devil’s Triangle is often referred to a sexual threesome where two men would have sex with a woman and not touch one another otherwise it would be considered a homosexual act.

No matter what the definition whether it was personalized by Kavanaugh or proudly repeated by Sheldon Whitehouse – the Devil was uttered in a way that somehow describes who is control of the powers in Washington D.C.

What the Arch of Baal represents is everything that the saga of the Ford/ Kavanaugh saga is revealing, specifically accusations of sexual perversion, the fight for power, and the cause against child sacrifice in the form of abortion.

In the end, the debate over whether or not to confirm Brett Kavanaugh boils down to the issue of sexual misconduct, rape, abortion, and how his confirmation in the Senate is going to have tremendous implications for the future of our country.

Groups like Planned Parenthood see the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a potential threat to what they call reproductive freedom. However, the focus on Kavanaugh’s confirmation has been primarily on the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him dating back to his high school and undergraduate years.

Is this a coincidence or are there darker forces at play?

Today, the mainstream news reported that a suspect was arrested in the biological terrorist attack on the President, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, and the campaign offices of Ted Cruz.

It was reported Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 that Department of Defense officials confirmed that packages containing Ricin were intercepted at the Pentagon. However, two members of Ted Cruz staff had to be hospitalized for exposure to the poison that is made from ground Castor beans.

William Clyde Allen, a Logan Utah man, confessed to sending letters laced with the poison Ricin and Castor beans to President Trump and the Pentagon.

It is a peculiar coincidence to note that on the day the package was sent right before daybreak the Moon was seen in front the constellation Gemini. Two of Gemini’s brightest stars are Pollux and Castor. Castor and Pollux are the twins from different mothers.

It must be noted that the horned God, Baal is often depicted in the stance of the giant Orion and wearing the crown of Gemini.

The symbolism and the connections are uncanny.

Another creepy coincidence is that it was reported on the day that the FBI report was submitted for review in the Kavanaugh case and that the Ricin suspect was apprehended that ten goats were found beheaded floating down the Chattahoochee River in Georgia.

Not only has this spawned worries of contaminated drinking water, but it also has stirred up paranoia about some sort of mass Satanic ritual happening in the area.

While Baal has been considered a bull-horned god, many also associate him with the goat-horned god or the ram’s head.

The Post Modernist philosopher Jean Baudrillard often wrote about signs and symbols and how they affected society. He claimed that we are affected by symbols and signs more so than we care to think and that these symbols and signs create a subconscious response which influences what we do.

He often remarked about how the symbolism of culture and media constructs perceived reality, the acquired understanding by which our lives and shared existence is and are rendered legible.

The symbols and signs are simply signposts in our journey through life. Some of the symbols we use like hearts and roses are symbolic of love and a cross is a symbol of Christ. A Swastika has been a sacred sign to eastern philosophy and yet it has been hijacked and manipulated to represent a terrifying and tyrannical philosophy that attempted to mesmerize and take over the world.

For over the last three centuries, Europeans and Americans, in particular, have shaped anxiety and paranoia into the mythic symbols associated with dark magic or Satanism. This symbology represents the embodiment of fear, disorder, and abnormality.

Of course, humans have always been afraid. But while the fears of the demonic and the diabolical characterized medieval times, the changes wrought by the Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution created a whole new set of fears tied to advancements in science and technology and an increasingly crowded and complex world.

While people fear the coming of the singularity more so than the invasion of aliens – the deepest darker fears of humankind still remain in the realms of death and the nature of the damned soul.

People will often seek deliverance from dark and demonic possession and will certainly back away from anything that represents the darker powers from the underworld.

There is no doubt that in this world there are darker powers at play and the thought of a demonic plague or tsunami of darkness is not out of the question as we see our way of life deteriorate.

We have seen ritualistic intent and dark magic being used to force the hand of a dark and ancient force that has been known to create enough chaos to rip the world apart. This could very well be the reason we have now been programmed into having an acute awareness for a judgment day scenario where all elements can be employed to secure a possible apocalyptic crescendo. This would fuel a remarkable mental transformation leading well-meaning souls to believe that biblical prophecy is being fulfilled.

In the Book of Deuteronomy, we are told that a nation that loses its morality will be cursed and will have to show intellectual humility and repentance before we are lifted from the curse.

However, curses were not only one of the mysteries of God but also the result of workings and conjurings of men and who indulge in the profane essences of witchcraft and priestcraft.

The magical workings are jointly produced with elements of all of the religions. The ancient writings of such workings can be found in the Talmud, the Koran, the Book of the Dead, The Bible, The Kabala and the ancient books of Enoch. All powers are to be considered and all magic has relevance and power.

Rituals and traumatic events have either been conjured or orchestrated by Intelligence cabals in order to create a crisis as an object lesson to test the faith of the people. The people are left with no choice but to bow before the holder of the keys of power. They will bow before the entity which possesses the tools to combat that which is persecuting them.

The entity can be a God or a Demon, it makes no difference. The people will fearfully accept the conditions presented by the invader.

Wrath takes no prisoners.

In Biblical times, when leaving Gentile cities, pious Jews often shook the dust from their feet to show their separation from Gentile practices. It was a symbolic gesture. In the times of Jesus, if the disciples shook the dust of a Jewish town from their feet, it would show their separation from Jews who rejected their Messiah. The gesture was to show the people that they were making a wrong choice. It often resulted in horrific consequences. The process was carried out to seal up the intended target for a day of wrath with God. It was a curse that would deliver non-believers into the hands of “God the Destroyer.”

In most cases, the cities were left to plague, draught and in some cases, cataclysmic destruction. It is the occult version of tough love. It was a curse that would unleash the conquering winds of Moriah, the quaking of the earth, the power of darkness and the whirlwind of death to convert the nonbeliever. It was a shocking way to bring about change.

Martin Luther believed that the practice would take away any guilt and that those who saw a place unworthy should be struck and those that strike the area are innocent of shedding blood.

There are many rituals to bring about different results. Each one has a different effect on people. There are theories that the United States has been lured into many trauma based rituals that have been “organized” and staged to bring about the New World Order.

The practices at Bohemian Grove where our leaders meet to perform the Cremation of Care is a ritual where are leaders gather at an owl representing the Phoenician god Baal. An effigy of a burnt offering is given to the statue and the people who are assembled are told that they do not have to worry about dull care when they act upon aggressive urges against countries and people. Thus they seem to be justified in their bloodthirsty rituals and crusades against an invisible enemy.

There are a great number of secret organizations which all practice death rituals or make death oaths and many of these groups are part of an octopus whose tentacles reach into organizations, religions, and governments.

However, as I have pointed out, building your own idols and replicas dedicated to horned gods and child sacrifice has been known to attract complex entities. No matter what label they put on it – things like the Arch of Baal are not about peace. They are symbols of when a civilization turned away from God.

Once people create their own truth, they can overrule everything, call good evil and evil good, but they cannot escape the inevitability of attracting the powers that the symbols represent.

Islamic Book Quran Contains Verses of Violence

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Does the Quran really contain over a hundred verses that sanction violence?

The Quran contains at least 109 verses that speak of war with nonbelievers, usually on the basis of their status as non-Muslims. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, most verses of violence in the Quran are open-ended, meaning that they are not necessarily restrained by historical context contained in the surrounding text (although many Muslims choose to think of them that way). They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subject to interpretation as anything else in the Quran.

The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God. Most contemporary Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book’s call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Islam’s apologists cater to these preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally don’t stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.

Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to balance out those calling for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad’s own martial legacy, along with the remarkable emphasis on violence found in the Quran, have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.

QuranQuran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.” (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot. (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.” (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’). (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.” The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, who were led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. This is the theological basis for today’s suicide bombers. (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”

Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.” (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (4:95) – “Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home).Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward ” This passage criticizes “peaceful” Muslims who do not join in the violence, letting them know that they are less worthy in Allah’s eyes. It also demolishes the modern myth that “Jihad” doesn’t mean holy war in the Quran, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is this Arabic word (mujahiduna) used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man’s protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad, which would not make sense if it meant an internal struggle). (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (4:101) – “And when you (Muslims) travel in the land, there is no sin on you if you shorten your Salat (prayer) if you fear that the disbelievers may attack you, verily, the disbelievers are ever unto you open enemies.” Mere disbelief makes one an “open” enemy of Muslims.

Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…” Is pursuing an injured and retreating enemy really an act of self-defense? (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (5:33) – “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” (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (8:12) – “(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels… “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle, given that it both followed and preceded confrontations in which non-Muslims were killed by Muslims. The targets of violence are “those who disbelieve” – further defined in the next verse (13) as those who “defy and disobey Allah.” Nothing is said about self-defense. In fact, the verses in sura 8 were narrated shortly after a battle provoked by Muhammad, who had been trying to attack a lightly-armed caravan to steal goods belonging to other people. (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (8:15) – “O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey’s end.”

Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah” Some translations interpret “fitna” as “persecution”, but the traditional understanding of this word is not supported by the historical context (See notes for 2:193). The Meccans were simply refusing Muhammad access to their city during the pilgrimage. Other Muslims were allowed to travel there – but not as an armed group, since Muhammad had declared war on Mecca prior to his eviction. The Meccans were also acting in defense of their religion, as it was Muhammad’s intention to destroy their idols and establish Islam by force (which he later did). Hence the critical part of this verse is to fight until “religion is only for Allah”, meaning that the true justification of violence was the unbelief of the opposition. According to the Sira (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 324) Muhammad further explains that “Allah must have no rivals.”(See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (8:57) – “If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.”

Quran (8:67) – “It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land…”

Quran (8:59-60) – “And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah’s Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy.” As Ibn Kathir puts it in his tafsir on this passage, “Allah commands Muslims to prepare for war against disbelievers, as much as possible, according to affordability and availability.” (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (8:65) – “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight…”

Quran (9:5) – “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.” According to this verse, the best way of staying safe from Muslim violence at the time of Muhammad was to convert to Islam: prayer (salat) and the poor tax (zakat) are among the religion’s Five Pillars. The popular claim that the Quran only inspires violence within the context of self-defense is seriously challenged by this passage as well, since the Muslims to whom it was written were obviously not under attack. Had they been, then there would have been no waiting period (earlier verses make it a duty for Muslims to fight in self-defense, even during the sacred months). The historical context is Mecca after the idolaters were subjugated by Muhammad and posed no threat. Once the Muslims had power, they violently evicted those unbelievers who would not convert. (See also: Response to Apologists)

[Note: The verse says to fight unbelievers “wherever you find them”. Even if the context is a time of battle (which it was not) the reading appears to sanction attacks against those “unbelievers” who are not on the battlefield. In 2016, the Islamic State referred to this verse in urging the faithful to commit terror attacks: Allah did not only command the ‘fighting’ of disbelievers, as if to say He only wants us to conduct frontline operations against them. Rather, He has also ordered that they be slain wherever they may be – on or off the battlefield. (source)]

Quran (9:14) – “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.” Humiliating and hurting non-believers not only has the blessing of Allah, but it is ordered as a means of carrying out his punishment and even “heals” the hearts of Muslims.

Quran (9:20) – “Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah’s way are of much greater worth in Allah’s sight. These are they who are triumphant.” The Arabic word interpreted as “striving” in this verse is the same root as “Jihad”. The context is obviously holy war.

Quran (9:29) – “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, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” “People of the Book” refers to Christians and Jews. According to this verse, they are to be violently subjugated, with the sole justification being their religious status. Verse 9:33 tells Muslims that Allah has instructed them to make Islam “superior over all religions.” This chapter was one of the final “revelations” from Allah and it set in motion the tenacious military expansion, in which Muhammad’s companions managed to conquer two-thirds of the Christian world in the next 100 years. Islam is intended to dominate all other people and faiths. (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (9:30) – “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!” (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (9:38-39) – “O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.” This is a warning to those who refuse to fight, that they will be punished with Hell. The verse also links physical fighting to the “cause of Allah” (or “way of Allah”). (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (9:41) – “Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you if ye but knew.” See also the verse that follows (9:42) – “If there had been immediate gain (in sight), and the journey easy, they would (all) without doubt have followed thee, but the distance was long, (and weighed) on them” This contradicts the myth that Muslims are to fight only in self-defense, since the wording implies that battle will be waged a long distance from home (in another country and – in this case – on Christian soil, according to the historians). (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (9:73) – “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.” Dehumanizing those who reject Islam, by reminding Muslims that unbelievers are merely firewood for Hell, makes it easier to justify slaughter. It explains why today’s devout Muslims generally have little regard for those outside the faith. The inclusion of “hypocrites” (non-practicing) within the verse also contradicts the apologist’s defense that the targets of hate and hostility are wartime foes, since there was never an opposing army made up of non-religious Muslims in Muhammad’s time. (See also Games Muslims Play: Terrorists Can’t Be Muslim Because They Kill Muslims for the role this verse plays in Islam’s perpetual internal conflicts). (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (9:88) – “But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper.” (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (9:111) – “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.” How does the Quran define a true believer? (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.” (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (17:16) – “And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against it, so We destroy it with utter destruction.” Note that the crime is moral transgression, and the punishment is “utter destruction.” (Before ordering the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden first issued Americans an invitation to Islam).

Quran (18:65-81) – This parable lays the theological groundwork for honor killings, in which a family member is murdered because they brought shame to the family, either through apostasy or perceived moral indiscretion. The story (which is not found in any Jewish or Christian source) tells of Moses encountering a man with “special knowledge” who does things which don’t seem to make sense on the surface, but are then justified according to later explanation. One such action is to murder a youth for no apparent reason (v.74). However, the wise man later explains that it was feared that the boy would “grieve” his parents by “disobedience and ingratitude.” He was killed so that Allah could provide them a ‘better’ son. [Note: This parable along with verse 58:22 is a major reason that honor killing is sanctioned by Sharia. Reliance of the Traveler (Umdat al-Saliq) says that punishment for murder is not applicable when a parent or grandparent kills their offspring (o.1.12).] (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (21:44) – “…See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win?”

Quran (25:52) – “Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness with it.” – The root for Jihad is used twice in this verse – although it may not have been referring to Holy War when narrated, since it was prior to the hijra at Mecca. The “it” at the end is thought to mean the Quran. Thus the verse may have originally meant a non-violent resistance to the ‘unbelievers.’ Obviously, this changed with the hijra. ‘Jihad’ after this is almost exclusively within a violent context. The enemy is always defined as people, rather than ideas.

Quran (33:60-62) – “If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease (evil desire for adultery, etc.), and those who spread false news among the people in Al-Madinah, cease not, We shall certainly let you overpower them, then they will not be able to stay in it as your neighbors but a little while Accursed, wherever found, they shall be seized and killed with a (terrible) slaughter.” This passage sanctions slaughter (rendered as “merciless” and “horrible murder” in other translations) against three groups: hypocrites (Muslims who refuse to “fight in the way of Allah” (3:167) and hence don’t act as Muslims should), those with “diseased hearts” (which include Jews and Christians 5:51-52), and “alarmists” or “agitators – those who speak out against Islam. It is worth noting that the victims are to be sought out, which is what today’s terrorists do.

Quran (47:3-4) – “Those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord… So, when you meet (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives)… If it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.” Holy war is to be pursued against those who reject Allah. The unbelievers are to be killed and wounded. Survivors are to be held captive for ransom. The only reason Allah doesn’t do the dirty work himself is to to test the faithfulness of Muslims. Those who kill pass the test. (See also: 47:4 for more context) (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (47:35) – “Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost (Shakir: “have the upper hand”) for Allah is with you,” (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (48:17) – “There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.” Contemporary apologists sometimes claim that Jihad means ‘spiritual struggle.’ If so, then why are the blind, lame and sick exempted? This verse also says that those who do not fight will suffer torment in hell.

Quran (48:29) – “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves” Islam is not about treating everyone equally. This verse tells Muslims that two very distinct standards are applied based on religious status. Also the word used for ‘hard’ or ‘ruthless’ in this verse shares the same root as the word translated as ‘painful’ or severe’ to describe Hell in over 25 other verses including 65:1040:46and 50:26..

Quran (61:4) – “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His cause” Religion of Peace, indeed! The verse explicitly refers to “rows” or “battle array,” meaning that it is speaking of physical conflict. This is followed by (61:9), which defines the “cause”: “He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist.” (See next verse, below). Infidels who resist Islamic rule are to be fought. (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (61:10-12) – “O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment. That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know! (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of’Adn- Eternity [‘Adn(Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.” This verse refers to physical battle waged to make Islam victorious over other religions (see verse 9). It uses the Arabic root for the word Jihad.

Quran (66:9) – “O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.” The root word of “Jihad” is used again here. The context is clearly holy war, and the scope of violence is broadened to include “hypocrites” – those who call themselves Muslims but do not act as such. (See also: Response to Apologists)

Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)”(Translation is from the Noble Quran) The verse prior to this (190) refers to “fighting for the cause of Allah those who fight you” leading some to claim that the entire passage refers to a defensive war in which Muslims are defending their homes and families. The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, however, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). Verse 190 thus means to fight those who offer resistance to Allah’s rule (ie. Muslim conquest). The use of the word “persecution” by some Muslim translators is disingenuous – the actual Arabic words for persecution (idtihad) – and oppression are not used instead of fitna. Fitna can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. A strict translation is ‘sedition,’ meaning rebellion against authority (the authority being Allah). This is certainly what is meant in this context since the violence is explicitly commissioned “until religion is for Allah” – ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief. [Editor’s note: these notes have been modified slightly after a critic misinterpreted our language. Verse 193 plainly says that ‘fighting’ is sanctioned even if the fitna ‘ceases’. This is about religious order, not real persecution.] (See also: Response to Apologists)

Other verses calling Muslims to Jihad can be found here at AnsweringIslam.org

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