23 June 2004

Reference Guide to the Geneva Conventions
The Society of Professional Journalists has a website where one can read the Geneva Conventions. Don't just trust journalists to tell you what they say -- read for yourself. Also read what the media are leaving out.
You can use the alphabetical index on the site to find out what the Geneva Conventions say, fully linked to the original treaties, read about the history of the Geneva Conventions and see the full texts of the Conventions.

22 June 2004

Rufus Lee King on LGF has compiled a short list of beheading references in Islam to counter the LA Times assertion that there is nothing particularly Islamic about beheading.
There is nothing particularly Islamic about decapitation, no exhortation in the Koran to carry out beheadings, and no religious prescription for the killing of innocents in any form, religious scholars and academics say.

Qur?an 8:12 ?Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: ?I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.?

Tabari VIII:179 ?Abdallah bin Sa?d fled to Uthman, his brother, who after hiding him, finally surrendered him to the Prophet. Uthman asked for clemency. Muhammad did not respond, remaining silent for a long time. Muhammad explained, ?By Allah, I kept silent so that one of you might go up to him and cut off his head!? One of the Ansar said, ?Why didn?t you give me a sign?? Allah?s Apostle replied, ?A prophet does not kill by pointing.??

Ishaq:369 ?Thereupon Mas?ud leapt upon Sunayna, one of the Jewish merchants with whom his family had social and commercial relations and killed him. The Muslim?s brother complained, saying, ?Why did you kill him? You have much fat in you belly from his charity.? Mas?ud answered, ?By Allah, had Muhammad ordered me to murder you, my brother, I would have cut off your head.? Wherein the brother said, ?Any religion that can bring you to this is indeed wonderful!? And he accepted Islam.?

Ishaq:304/Tabari VII:62 ?I cut off Abu Jahl?s head and brought it to the Messenger. ?O Allah?s Prophet, this is the head of the enemy of Allah.? Muhammad said, ?Praise be to Allah.??

Tabari VII:97/Ishaq:368 ?We carried Ka?b?s head and brought it to Muhammad during the night. We saluted him as he stood praying and told him that we had slain Allah?s enemy. When he came out to us we cast Ashraf?s head before his feet. The Prophet praised Allah that the poet had been assassinated and complimented us on the good work we had done in Allah?s Cause. Our attack upon Allah?s enemy cast terror among the Jews, and there was no Jew in Medina who did not fear for his life.??

Ishaq:464 ?The Jews were made to come down, and Allah?s Messenger imprisoned them. Then the Prophet went out into the marketplace of Medina, and he had trenches dug in it. He sent for the Jewish men and had them beheaded in those trenches. They were brought out to him in batches. They numbered 800 to 900 boys and men.?

Tabari VIII:40 ?The Messenger commanded that furrows should be dug in the ground for the Qurayza. Then he sat down. Ali and Zubayr began cutting off their heads in his presence.?

Tabari VIII:38 ?The Messenger of Allah commanded that all of the Jewish men and boys who had reached puberty should be beheaded. Then the Prophet divided the wealth, wives, and children of the Banu Qurayza Jews among the Muslims.?

Tabari VIII:122/Ishaq:515 ?The Prophet gave orders concerning Kinanah to Zubayr, saying, ?Torture him until you root out and extract what he has. So Zubayr kindled a fire on Kinanah?s chest, twirling it with his firestick until Kinanah was near death. Then the Messenger gave him to Maslamah, who beheaded him.?

The LA Times is a sickening bunch of collaborators.