The Punishment for Opposing Allah? Only Crucifixion

“Crucified Armenian women in the region of the Der-es-Zor. Some women were saved–as here in the picture–by Arab Bedouins who took them back down from the cross.”

You know that really beautiful verse from the Quran that you always hear about on TV, about how if someone kills another person unjustly, it’s like he killed all mankind? 

Well, we didn’t get the whole context of the verse in the soundbite.
Quran 5:32-33
Muhsin Khan

Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. And indeed, there came to them Our Messengers with clear proofs, evidences, and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits (e.g. by doing oppression unjustly and exceeding beyond the limits set by Allah by committing the major sins) in the land!.The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.

Yusuf Ali

On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land. The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;

So…basically, it’s wrong to kill someone unless you do it in retribution for murder, or in retribution for “spreading mischief in the land.”  That is “fighting against Allah and his prophet,” i.e. fighting against Islam.
If you fight against Islam, the punishment should only be “execution, or crucifixion, or cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides.”  The reason you get off so lightly is because Allah is going to send you to hell anyway. 
In other words, this beautiful verse which is quoted to show how kind, peaceful, and no more brutal and nasty than Christianity Islam is–actually proves just the opposite.  If you oppose the Son of God and His Word, Jesus says that His followers should…accept your mistreatment and not repay evil for evil.  If you oppose Islam, the Quran says you should be…crucified.  And that’s going easy on you.
Interestingly, since the Muslim Brotherhood took power in Egypt, crucifixion has had sort of a “revival”.
Remember this the next time you hear Muslim hardliners described as though they were Southern Baptists.

The People’s Assembly Proposals and Complaints Committee discussed in a meeting Tuesday a bill proposed by MP Adel Azzazy from the Salafi-oriented Nour Party that would apply Islamic law for certain crimes.

The proposed law calls for the application of “Heraba,” an Islamic penalty for criminal actions that include overt robbery, murder, forcible taking of property with a weapon and vandalizing public facilities.

The penalties according to Azzazy’s bill are execution in the case of murder, or cutting one arm and one leg from opposite sides of the culprit’s body in the cases of robbery and forcible taking of property. If the taking of possessions is accompanied by murder, the penalty would be death or crucifixion, to be determined by the judge.

“This is God’s law and is not optional,” Azzazy said, commenting on his proposal. “The current penalties are not deterrent enough.

Muslim Brotherhood ‘Crucifies’ Opponents, Attacks Secular Media

by Raymond Ibrahim
Investigative Project on Terrorism
August 15, 2012

Last week in Egypt, when Muslim Brotherhood supporters terrorized the secular media, several Arabic websites—including Arab News, Al Khabar News, Dostor Watany, and Egypt Now—reported that people were being “crucified.” The relevant excerpt follows in translation:

A Sky News Arabic correspondent in Cairo confirmed that protestors belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others. Likewise, Muslim Brotherhood supporters locked the doors of the media production facilities of 6-October [a major media region in Cairo], where they proceeded to attack several popular journalists…


And, it turns out, the Oxford of the Dar al Islam–or at least one member on the ‘fatwa committee’ says that demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood are “disobedience to Allah and his messenger.”  (By the way, I am in favor of the Committee on Theology and Church Relations in my denomination changing its name to “The Lutheran Fatwa Committee.”)  Should we expect more crucifixions? 

If there are more, can we expect to see them reported in the news?

A member of Al-Azhar’s fatwa committee has said that fighting participants in anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations planned for 24 August is a religious obligation.

During a seminar late Tuesday at the Diplomats’ Club in Cairo, Sheikh Hashem Islam accused people intending to take part in the anticipated protests of committing “a major treason,” and calling them bandits, traitors, disobedient to God, His messenger, the nation and all Muslims.

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  1. Murph
    August 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    They call the people crucified in opposition to the government , they were Christians and why would they not be in opposition since MURCI and his thus are telling the Christians that have lived in Egypt there whole lives they will either have to pay a jizrah tax or move out of the country .

  2. Anonymous
    October 16, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Why do we let this pigs do this to our brothers. lets go to war a new crusade must come

  3. January 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Reblogged this on quotes and notes and opinions.

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