1. Steve Kirby on February 17, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Add in the fact that Muhammad personally supervised the beheading of 600-900 Jewish male captives, and ordered and approved of the beheading of others. The IS jihadists are simply following the commands of Allah in the Koran and the teachings and example of Muhammad. These jihadists are not radical or extreme, they are devout Muslims.

    • quinersdiner on February 17, 2015 at 10:23 am

      That’s what’s so scary about it. Thanks for weighing in, Dr. Kirby.

    • Sadiq on February 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Sorry to Stop you, but I would be delighted if you can provide me the evidence of what you have uttered, Give me a context where the Prophet personally supervised it, and the Quranic versus whih you have taken are really out of context,its the instruction to the Angels who participated in the Battle, and please you are free to comment, but that doesnt mean to comment something which is utter useless

      • Steve Kirby on February 24, 2015 at 11:25 pm


        Below is from Chapter 8 of my book “Islam According to Muhammad, Not Your Neighbor.” The footnotes did not copy into this reply, so if you want to see the footnotes please refer to my book.

        The beheading of non-Muslims is supported in the Koran. There are two verses that specifically deal with beheadings:

        Chapter 8, Verse 12

        (Remember) when your Lord revealed to 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.”

        This verse pertained to the Battle of Badr, in which the Muslims believed they had been assisted by angels. Ibn Kathir explained that in this verse Allah commanded the angels to do the following to the enemy:

        …strike them on their foreheads to tear them apart and over the necks to cut them off, and cut off their limbs, hands and feet.

        The Tafsir Al-Jalalayn explained that “strike their necks” meant to “behead them.”

        One might claim that this verse states what Allah had commanded only the angels to do when they reportedly helped the Muslims during the Battle of Badr. Consequently, the command to behead the enemy would not be applicable for the Muslims themselves. However, Ibn Jarir, an authoritative Islamic scholar, stated that the command to the angels in this verse to smite over all their fingers and toes was actually also a command to the Muslims to do the same to their enemies. Therefore, it would be implied that Allah’s command to the angels to strike them over the necks would then also be a command to the Muslims to do the same.

        Nevertheless, Allah’s command about beheading was later repeated directly to the Muslims in terms of how to deal with non-Muslims:

        Chapter 47, Verse 4

        So, when you meet (in fight – Jihad in Allah’s Cause) those who disbelieve, smite (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)…

        Muhammad also approved of beheadings and ordered many to be done:

        1. On one occasion, Muhammad sent one of his warriors to behead a Muslim who had illegally married a woman.

        2. On another occasion, Muhammad sent Ali to behead a man who reportedly had illegal sexual intercourse with one of Muhammad’s female slaves.

        3. As was previously mentioned, after the Battle of Badr in March 624, Muhammad ordered the beheading of Uqba bin Abu Mu’ayt, a non-Muslim who had been captured during the battle.

        4. Around September of 624, Muhammad wanted to kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf, a Jewish poet in Medina who had criticized him and written poetry offensive to Muslim women. Muhammad sent a small group of Muslims who tricked Ka’b into coming out of his house. They killed him, cut off his head, and gave it to Muhammad; Muhammad “praised Allah on his being slain.”

        5. Around April of 627, after the defeat of the Jewish Bani Qurayzah tribe, Muhammad supervised the beheading of 600-900 males of the tribe, non-combatants included. He also ordered the beheading of one woman.

        6. In May of 627, Muhammad sent a Muslim warrior, ‘Abdullah b. Unays, to kill Sufyan b. Khalid. ‘Abdullah befriended Sufyan, joined him in his tent, killed him, and then cut off his head. ‘Abdullah brought Sufyan’s head back to Muhammad, and Muhammad praised ‘Abdullah.

        7. Around June 628, Muhammad ordered the torturing of Kinanah bin al-Rabi and his brother, both of the Jewish Bani al-Nadir tribe; after the torture, both were beheaded.

        8. In November 629, a large group of the Jusham tribe, under the command of Rifa’ah b. Qays, had camped at al-Ghabah. Muhammad sent three Muslims to gather information or to bring back Rifa’ah. They killed Rifa’ah and beheaded him. The three Muslims then returned to Medina and presented Rifa’ah’s head to Muhammad. Muhammad rewarded the leader with thirteen camels.

        9. From April 624 until January 630, Muhammad had a standing order to behead a certain non-Muslim if he was captured:

        “I have not seen the Messenger of God send an expedition ever, except he said: If you defeat Habbar cut off his hands and legs and then his head.”

        10. Muhammad specifically said, “If someone changes his religion – then strike off his head!”

        11. And Muhammad even said it was permissible to behead a person who denied a verse of the Koran:

        “It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah said: ‘Whoever denies a Verse of the Qur’an, it is permissible to strike his neck…'”

        So support for beheading, even of non-combatants and captives, is found in the Koran and in the teachings and example of Muhammad.

  2. bluebird of bitterness on February 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Just a little random workplace violence. As long as it doesn’t make King Putt late for his tee time, there’s no real damage done.

    • quinersdiner on February 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      King Putt says it!