The cult of Muhammad and of Islam. Islam is not a religion but a fascist cult. It is supremacist, racist and Jihadic. It merges church and state. Islam negates free-will, rationality, and natural law.
“But Islam also draws from other pagan traditions. For example, the tale of Mohammed's night journey into heaven parallels the Zoroastrian story of Arta Viraf. Zoroastrianism also inspired the Islamic belief that dark-eyed virgins await every man who enters heaven. And the Islamic ritual of praying five times a day? That, historians say, originates with the Sabeans, Syrian pagans who practiced an ecumenical mixture of Babylonian and Hellenic religion.
No surprise, then, that some scholars refer to Islam as monotheistic heathenism.”
Islam is a pagan cult. It is hard to understand why a Western apologist, including the usual array of self-loathing Jews, Christians, Marxists and Greenists; persist in calling a Muhammandan cult centered in Mecca, which venerates rocks, stones, devils, Hub'Al [or ilah, the one], misogyny, racism and which promotes a fantasy world in the guise of dialectical supremacism, a religion. What do they get from branding a cult as a religion? Dinner party invites? New t-shirts? Moral superiority? Cloudy irrationality and obtuse ignorance is neither progressive nor enlightened. It is just ignorance and in the case of Islam a most dangerous variety of ignorance. Islam merges church and state into a totalitarian political theology. It is the most violent and irrational of pagan theologies.
An oft-cited claim by clever people and Moslems is that the moon deity Allah or the 'one' which references Hubal of course, and which is an idol of worship derived from Assyro-Babylonian cults which migrated via Syria into Mecca, is 'God'. I suppose any object can therefore be the same as a Christian 'god' including my large Ash tree. Muhammad the illiterate founder of the cult of submission, tries mightily to equate the moon deity referred to as the 'one' [a precursor to the label for Obama], with the god of Abraham. Historians say that Mohammed, who as a traveling trader was exposed to Judaism and Christianity during his visits to different places in Syria and Israel, tried to mimic those monotheistic faiths by taking Allah, the main deity within the Arabian pantheon, and making it the only god. Indeed, the basic confession of Islam is not that "Allah is Great" but that "Allah is Greater". Greater than all the other idols. This is what the phrase means.
This tendentious and false conflation, no matter how often it is repeated does not make it valid or real. Allah has nothing in common in origins, in history, in development or in style of veneration, with the Judeo-Christian ideal of god. The legion of mistakes, misquotes, misanthropy and overt violent supremacism reveal both the Koran and the Islamic cult to be little more than pre-modern proto-neolithic theologies using Judaism as a basis for both confirmation and credibility. Stating that my Ash tree is the same as the Christian god does not make it valid. Absurdity is still absurd. Lies paraded as truths are still lies.
In fact we can state this:
The credibility of Islam as a religion stands or falls on its core claim of historical continuity with Judaism and Christianity. If we divorce the Moslem cult from the other 2 Levantine Monotheism's Islam fails and collapses. This is why Moslems do not allow archeology, inquiry into the historical Koran or the historical Muhammad and why they disavow all analysis of their cult. Moslems intuitively know that Islam has nothing in common with the JC tradition.
This Moslem object of irrational worship and ritualization is a pre-Islamic pagan moon-god. Indeed, it is an established archaeological fact that worship of the moon-god was the main religion of the ancient Middle East. Any cursory study of this area of the world makes this clear. Since 5000 BC in all centers of Near Eastern development moon worship was the chief form of idol veneration. Arabia was no different in this regard.
In the last 200 hundred years prominent archaeologists have discovered throughout the Arabian peninsula thousands of inscriptions which prove beyond any doubt that the dominant religion of Arabia during Mohammed's day was the cult of the moon-god. Hub'Al[lah] was the chief god of Mecca, responsible for instance in repelling the Ethiopian invasion of 571 AD [the year of Muhammad's birth perhaps, though the dates for that do range from 570 to 580 AD].
For many generations before Mohammed was born – his full name was Muhammad ibn Abdullah or Muhammad the son of the slave of the 'one' or Hubal -- the Arabs worshipped some 360 pagan gods housed at the stone temple in Mecca called the Kabah. According to archaeologists, the chief deity of Mecca was the moon-god called Hubal or 'the one' [Al-Lah, El-Lah, i-Lah]. Independent historians have long confirmed that the pre-Islamic Arabs worshipped the moon-god by bowing in prayer toward Mecca several times a day. They would also make a pilgrimage to Mecca, run around the crude stone Kabah seven times and throw stones at the devil and the 'sunset' demon. They also fasted and were at 'peace' for one month, giving each other a respite from the interminable raiding, cattle thieving and caravan destruction which were the full time jobs of most Arabs. This period of Ramadan or quiet, would begin with the appearance of the crescent moon and would end when the crescent moon reappeared some 4 weeks later on. This Arab cult of ritualization existed centuries before the 'great man' Muhammad was born.
Today of course these same rites are still in existence within Islam. So much for progress. The pagan cult of modern Islam can find its antecedents in Assyro-Babylonian worship [Ba'al, Hub'al]; in Bedouin rites and practices [all of Islam's rituals]; and in a pre-modern lust for totalitarian control of society [the merger of church and state]; and the creation of a transcendent unknowable thing named El-Lah, which governs all will, all choices and which enacts pre-destination negating both human reason and human individuality. None of this is modern, rational, or remotely connected to Judeo-Christian development, which has mutated over the centuries to be the cultural basis for the creation of the modern world, a fact which cannot be denied.
Source material: Soeren Kern is Senior Analyst for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group.