Saturday, 18 April 2009

Khomeini's speech on the day of celebration of the birth of Muhammad (1981)

The first of two example of “clear” speech between Muslims 

The real Day of God is the day that Amir al mo’menin (1) drew his sword and slaughtered all the khavarej (2) and killed them from the first to the last
The Days of God are when Allah, the gracious, the almighty, causes an earthquake
It is when He slaps on the face.
It is when he causes a hurricane.
He whips this people to become humans.
If the Amir al mo’menin (
1) wanted to be tolerant, he would not have drawn his sword killing 700 people in one go
In our prisons we have more of the same
kind of people who are corrupt
If we do not kill them, each one of them that gets out, will become a murderer!
They don’t become humans
Why do you Mullahs only go after the ordinances of prayer and fasting?
Why do you only read the Qur’anic verses of mercy and do not read the verses of killing?
Why are you only clinging to the part that talks about mercy?
Qur’an says; kill, imprison!
Mercy is against God
Mehrab (
3) means the place of war, the place of fighting
Out of the mehrabs, wars should proceed
Just as all the wars of Islam used to proceeded out of the mehrabs
The prophet has [had] sword to kill people
Our [Holy] Imams were quite military men.
All of them were warriors.
They used to wield swords; they used to kill people
We need a Khalifa who would chop hands, cut throat, stone people
In the same way that the messenger of God used to chop hands, cut throats, and stone people.
In the same way that he massacred the Jews of Bani Qurayza (
4) because they were a bunch of discontent people
If the Prophet used to order to burn a house or exterminate a tribe that was justice
The lives of people must be secured through punishment.
Because, the protection of the masses lies beneath these very punitive executions
With just a few years of imprisonment things don’t get fixed.
You must put aside these childish sentimentalism
We believe that the accused essentially does not have to be tried. He or she must just be killed.
Only their identity is to be established and then they should be killed

(1) Amir al mo’menin: The Commander of the Faithful. Title of Ali the fourth Caliph and the first Imam of the Shiites.
khavarej: A group of dissidents that rejected the leadership of Ali and when 4000 of them gathered in the mosque to protest, Ali sent his armed men and massacred them all.
hraab: Prayer niche of a Mosque, in front of which the Imam stands when leading the congregational prayers. It literally means the place of war, derived from harb (war)
Bani Qurayza: A tribe of the Jews of Medina whose quarter Muhammad besieged, cut the water to them and when they surrendered, he ordered his cousin Ali and his uncle Hamza to massacre them while their hands were tide from behind to their necks and their bodies were thrown in a ditch. Boys were inspected and if they had pubic hair they were counted as men and executed. The number of men massacred in that day is reported to be between 600 to 900. All their belongings went to Muhammad alone (because Muslims did not have to fight this war the prophet kept all the booty for himself) The children and wives of these Jews were sold as slaves. Muhammad kept the 17-year-old beautiful Rayhanah for himself. Rayhana, whose father, brothers and husband, Muhammad had killed, did not accept Islam and did not agree to marry the prophet. She remained in his household as a sex slave until he died and forbidden to remarry after that

Is there more to say?

Sources: (both in Arab and English)


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