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Questions for Fred Thompson

The following quote was found at

  • A key adviser said the two biggest issues motivating Thompson are “Islamic radicalism and the threat of terrorism reaching our shores,” and a sense that “politics has broken down in the domestic arena, too.”

One phrase in that quote bothers me: Islamic radicalismAre you merely careless with the language or  ignorant of Islam? The term implies that Islamic terrorism is a deviation from the orthodox standard of Islam. Nothing could be further from the truth.  Here is the standard of Islam; what Allah & Muhammad said and did:

  1. 3:151 We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allâh, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong­doers).[The Prohibition of Obeying the Disbelievers; the Cause of Defeat at Uhud]
  2. 8:12 (Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, “Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.“[Allah commands the Angels to fight and support the Believers]
  3. 33:26-27 And those of the people of the Scripture who backed them (the disbelievers) Allâh brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts, (so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) 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 Allâh is Able to do all things. [Allah drove back the Confederates disappointed and lost] [The Campaign against Banu Qurayzah]
  4. Bukhari Volume 1, Book 7, Number 331:
    Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah:
    The Prophet said, “I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me.
    1. Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month’s journey.
    2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing to perform Tayammum, therefore anyone of my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due.
    3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else before me.
    4. I have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection).
    5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind.
  5. Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:    Narrated Abu Huraira:    Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” …

There you have Allah’s words, from the Hilali & Khan translation of the Qur’an. I have hyperlinked the Surah:Ayat numbers to the source for easy verification and access to the entire document.  Bracketed references are to Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir, which explains the meaning of the ayat.  Muhammad’s words come from Khan’s translation of Sahih Bukhari, the most accepted & trusted hadith collection.


  1. Do you understand this: “We shall cast terror”…”I will cast terror”…”Allah cast terror”…”Allah made me victorious by awe”…I have been made victorious by terror” ?
  2. Then has Islam been hijacked, distorted or perverted as President Bush claims?
  3. Then is not terrorism an intrinsic sacrament of Islam?
  4. Then will you abjure the use of distracting & deceptive adjectives when discussing Islam?

Those are the minimum requirements for receiving my vote, both in the primary and the general election. Those who fail the fourth test will not get my vote.

September 6, 2007 - Posted by | Ahadith, ayat, Fred, Fred Thompson, GWOT, Islam, Islam Distorted?, Islam Hijacked?, Islam Perverted?, Islam Twisted?, Islamic Radicalism?, Islamic Terrorism, Qur'an, Radical Islam, Religion of Peace, Terrorists

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