It is important to understand that Islam’s central sacred text is the Quran. But this book is in addition to the same old testament all monotheistic organized religions adhere to as the word of God. Jews are the writers of the Old Testament (this is undisputed).All monotheistic religions also have additional sacred text. (There are far too many to list I chose to state the largest in terms of the number of their followers). Judaism has the Torah, Christianity has the New Testament; The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints have the Book of Mormon; the Orthodox Catholics and the Roman Catholics have Church Doctrine and Holy Sacraments; the Gnostic Christians, the Coptic Christians, the Church of England; the Lutherans; the Calvinists; and each of the many Protestant denominations have additional sacred texts. Each one in a different language. Each one with many different translations, into many different languages, by many different translators, over a span of hundreds of years. Each one brought by a different messenger. They are all earthly Prophet,s none of which lived within each other’s lifetimes. Every one of these messengers is of the same father with no denial of the existence of the messenger’s before him. But they all claim to be the only path to the same God and each one spoke to only select few who are commanded to spread this message throughout the world and kill, torture and enslave any who don’t believe their Messenger.
So what is the message? The message is that we are to give our allegiance of armies; the payment of goods; property; money; women (who have ALWAYS been property of all men of all faiths) our children; our harvest; our chastity; our virginity; our free will and complete utter absolute faith to God and his Messenger. Or suffer eternal damnation; the torture of our children; famine; pestilence and hell. We are tested and tested and tested while being told we are not worthy and we have no hope of EVER finding happiness; peace; or the love of our creator in this life time. Only upon our death if our creator forgives us; if we grant the earthy rights of authority in his name to the Messenger can we hope and pray we will find peace in the afterlife.
I also want to point out the written history of man. Not humans. Not woman. Man. God by the word of ALL sacred texts is a man. God made man in his image. God gave man authority over woman. God demands the virginity and chastity of woman while placing the blame of man’s weakness of the sin of desire for her and punishes her for man’s right to carnal knowledge of her. God gave man authority over the children women are commanded to bear for him and were condemned to suffer pain to do so. The blood women bleed every month is part of her punishment and we are unclean because of it. And man must wash himself clean of us after he has defiled us and before he can touch anything of God’s.
If you are wondering what this has to do with The Innocence of Muslims then you haven’t seen the film. I watched this 13:50 film. This anti-Muslim film.
Nowhere in the Quran does Mohammed take a vow of Chastity. In fact Mohammed had many wives as did all Prophets before him save Jesus. (Jesus however did not take a vow of Chastity and it is believed by many he love Mary Magdalene who by the way was canonized by the Catholic Church, she was made a saint. Why? Because the Church would not have allowed Jesus to love a whore. The suggestion of Jesus having Carnal knowledge of her is considered by ALL Christians to be blasphemy. To even have a fleeting thought doubting the holiness of Jesus is a crime of heresy and that is a crime whose punishment brutal torture and painful death at the hands of Christians, Catholics and Protestants alike. Over 2000 years millions, MILLIONS of ‘heretics’ have been convicted of this crime).
It is written in the Quran that the Prophet Mohammed is to be granted the spoils of war. The spoils of war include women and children. For thousands of years girls; women of every religion and every culture have been ‘given’ to men as wives, consorts and concubines as young as 12 years old and it was expected, demanded and granted these men had the sole rights to their virginity. If a creation of God anywhere ever should be burdened with a wife who did not bear him children God would grant him another even allowing the banishment and humiliation the wife who obviously is being punished for some indiscretion or sin by God.
Apologies…back to the film. Mohammed is not raping, brutalizing, or even harming a woman or child. He given a girl by her father and the mother doesn’t like it. He’s 53 and she is about 12. It is suggested in the film that Mohammed beds married woman who offer themselves up to him after Mohammed’s army defeat their husbands in battle. The Quran states that the wives of non-believers are not to punished but given the chance to ‘convert’ and give themselves to Mohammed or to any believer of Islam. Every religion grants its men the right to the women they rape and the wives of the men they conquer. Every religion.
In the film Mohammed grants his faithful who prefer ‘children’ for copulation and the Quran grants right to them. Again, Pedophilia has only been illegal or immoral since modern times. As I said before 12 has been the average marrying age for girls (conveniently the average age of puberty and the onset of menstruation which is childbearing age) since ancient times, for thousands of years before monotheism and any written scripture.
I will close my stating clearly without defending any side that nowhere in this film is there a theme of the persecution of Jesus or a specific attack on targeted countries or religion, just a war against non-believers of Islam. Just like the Crusades of non-believers in Christ and the Inquisitions of the non-believers of the Pope in Rome or the persecution of the non-believers in Church doctrine and it’s Holy Sacraments or the non-believers in Luther’s reform or the non-believer in Hitler’s regime or the non-believers of the absolute divinity of the Emperors of Rome or the non-believers in Zues and the Gods of Ancient Greece or the non-believers of Egyptian Pharaohs….I hope you have gotten my point.
So I will leave you not with an answer but with the question, where is the anti in this film.