Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Abul Kasem, an ex-Muslim who is the author of hundreds of articles and several books on Islam including, Women in Islam.
He was a contributor to the book Leaving Islam – Apostates Speak Out as well as to Beyond Jihad: Critical Views From Inside Islam.
FP: Abul Kasem, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
I would like to talk to you today about the Fort Hood massacre. Not surprisingly, the media is doing its best to paint Hasan as some kind of frustrated loner who acted out of mental imbalance. This is, of course, against all the tidal waves of evidence to the contrary.
Tell us a bit about what we have learned about Major Hasan and what, as an expert on the Islamic faith, and as ex-Muslim, you make of it.
Kasem: Thank you Jamie.
Major Nidal Malik Hasan chose November 5 as his day of Islamic duty of killing infidels. It was a Thursday. Interestingly enough, this date bears significance in Islam.
Let us read a Sahih Hadis:
Sahih Bukhari volume 4, Book 52, Number 199
Narrated by Ka’b bin Malik:
The Prophet set out on Thursday for the Ghazwa of Tabuk and he used to prefer to set out (i.e. travel) on Thursdays.
Echoing the same theme, Ma’ariful Qur’an, one of most respected Tafsirs (it is in eight volumes), of the Qur’an writes:
While marching out from Madinah for his battles, the blessed habit of the Holy Prophet was that he would conceal his intentions by advancing in a direction just the opposite of the direction in which he was to go for Jihad. The intention was to confuse spying hypocrites lest they sound off the enemy. And he used to say, ‘In war (such strategy of) deception (khudah) was permissible. (Maariful Qur’an, volume iv, p.481)
For his journeys, the Holy Prophet liked a Thursday, whether it was for Jihad or for some other purpose. (Maariful Qur’an, volume iv, p.489)
More facts are revealed about Major Hasan’s mindset—Islamic mindset.
His family and the liberal media are saying how his rage was due to the supposed taunting he received for his religion and ethnic background.
These are very nice alibis. All the blame is on the US kaffirs, not a single word is about his religious motivation to kill the infidels—as is stipulated in the Qur’an for Muslims to perpetrate. Everything and everyone is to blame except Hasan and Islam. This is very convenient.