Robert Spencer, Could you Please explain these Verses?
By Sami Zaatari
Robert Spencer owner of www.jihadwatch.org and author of quite a few rubbish books often talks about how violent Islam is, and how the Quran is a book that has evil in it and so on. Basically the same things you hear from anti-Islamics over and over again, in fact in one of his articles Spencer writes:
It is not hating Muslims to ask them to remove the hate from their religion and to accept the principles of human rights that are accepted everywhere else in the world.
We will deal with his claim that the Islamic religion offers no humans rights etc in another time, but for now I want to deal with a separate issue, that issue happens to be Spencer's holy book, the un-holy Bible. Notice how Spencer says that Muslims should remove the hate from our religion, he is most likely referring to Quranic passages that discuss Jihad, which he off course knows nothing about. But now I also issue the same challenge to Robert Spencer, Mr.Spencer don't you think that you should also remove the hate and ban some parts of your Bible? Incase you are wondering which violent passages then here they are:
"You Ethiopians will also be slaughtered by my sword," says the LORD. And the LORD will strike the lands of the north with his fist. He will destroy Assyria and make its great capital, Nineveh, a desolate wasteland, parched like a desert. The city that once was so proud will become a pasture for sheep and cattle. All sorts of wild animals will settle there. Owls of many kinds will live among the ruins of its palaces, hooting from the gaping windows. Rubble will block all the doorways, and the cedar paneling will lie open to the wind and weather. This is the fate of that boisterous city, once so secure. "In all the world there is no city as great as I," it boasted. But now, look how it has become an utter ruin, a place where animals live! Everyone passing that way will laugh in derision or shake a defiant fist
"Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, "Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no mercy; have no pity! Kill them all - old and young, girls and women and little children. But do not touch anyone with the mark. Begin your task right here at the Temple." So they began by killing the seventy leaders. "Defile the Temple!" the LORD commanded. "Fill its courtyards with the bodies of those you kill! Go!" So they went throughout the city and did as they were told."
Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword. Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes. Their homes will be sacked and their wives raped by the attacking hordes. For I will stir up the Medes against Babylon, and no amount of silver or gold will buy them off. The attacking armies will shoot down the young people with arrows. They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for the children.
So Mr.Spencer can you please explain these filthy passages found in your un-holy book which you call holy? Since you talk about removing hate, then by your standards these verses should not only be removed but they should be burned and thrown in the garbage bin! But you are a Christian and you believe in this, hence this exposes you as nothing more than a sad hypocrite, you often complain and talk about hate, yet you have no trouble with verses in your Bible that discuss the murder of little children, and the rape of women, so how can someone really take you seriously?
As they say inconsistency is the sign of a failed argument.
And Allah Knows best and certainly Knows Better than Robert Spencer!