wishy-washy_and_real_muslimsMy breach with Islam started as far back as I could discern things. More to the point, I never embraced Islam in the first place, although I was born and raised in a Muslim family.

For one thing, I had a very difficult time following a so-called religion whose founder and followers had butchered my ancestors, raped and sold our women, burned our libraries, and destroyed our magnificent culture. Islam was forced down the throats of Iranians with the sword of Allah. In my heart, I never considered myself a Muslim. However, I didn’t reveal this until later in life for fear of retribution by radical Muslims.

Sharia law stipulates that any Muslim who turns his back on Islam should be given a chance to revert to the faith. For an unrepentant male apostate, death is the proscribed punishment and life imprisonment for the female apostate.

“Kill whoever changes his religion.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 9:84:57)



Islam considers an apostate as a person who unilaterally breaks the covenant he has made with the faith. An apostate is condemned as guilty of turning his back on Allah’s immutable eternal religion.

I came to the realization that the root cause of my peoples’ degradation and suffering was Islam. It was a creed imposed on an enlightened, tolerant and free people at the point of the sword by savages hailing from the Arabian Peninsula during the seventh century with promises of booty and women in this world and glorious eternal sensual rewards in the promised paradise of Allah in the next. With each passing day, I rejoice more and more in my good fortune; in my ability to avoid the yoke of Islamic slavery and its blinders that imprisons a billion and half people by walls of superstition, hatred of others, and a celebration of death.

Things Islamic not only did not resonate with me, they often clashed head on with what I valued and loved. What appealed to me and even enchanted me were more often than not, taboo in Islam or anathema to the creed. I loved life, beauty in all its forms, poetry, ancient Iranian culture and traditions. I loved laughter, celebrations of joy such as birthdays; our yearly festivities of Nowruz, my favorite, lasts for thirteen days. Nowruz, this ancient festival, has been celebrated for thousands of years by my people; it ushers in the spring, welcomes renewal of life, and expresses optimism for the year ahead to bless us with good health, abundant food, family, and friends in the land of a civilized and free people.

I have always believed one cannot possibly be a Persian and hold to the lofty tenets of the ancient Iranian Zoroastrian triad of good thoughts, good words, good deeds, and remain a Muslim. In the same fashion, one cannot cherish American values, the Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution and be a true Muslim. They are comprehensively incompatible with Sharia Law. . . .

cyrus_the_great_cylinderThere are still those who foolishly claim that Muhammad was a messenger from God and the Quran is a divinely revealed book. My suggestion is that they use their intellect and read the Quran fully for themselves without the assumption that the book is the literal word of God and that Muhammad was their messenger. Without this assumption as their starting point, they will find better than 90% of the book is about violence, threats of hell, exclusion of people, and the like. What kind of God would dictate things like what you find in the Quran? It took Muhammad 20 years to reveal this hodge-podge book that reads more like expressions of a delusional individual with multiple personality disorder.

I bemoan the plight of my native land and the people who have suffered and continue to suffer under Islam. Without Islam there wouldn’t be any Muslims to hoist the banner of hate and violence against non-Muslims. A few claim that Islam has done some good in the past. Well, that’s debatable. There are those who are equally convinced that Islam has inflicted a great deal of suffering on others from its inception to the present. What we all must agree on is that Islam and its sharia laws, at the very least, do not fit in today’s world.

Islam is a creed of an ignorant people in a primitive and barbaric age. It is fixated in time and place; it harbors the ambition of taking the 21st century world back 14 centuries and ruling it by its dogma of violence, intolerance, injustice and death. Yet, Islam is not only an obsolete vestige of a defunct era, but itself is an infinitely fractured belief that can hardly put its own home in order. The numerous Islamic sects are at each other’s throats; sub-sects and schools despise one another as much as they hate non-Muslims. Hatred, not love, drives Islam.

islam_evilI am not against Muslims. I condemn Islam with all its derivatives and those who support and promote it. Muslims are patients and Islam is a disease. You want to help the patients to rid themselves of the affliction. You want to eradicate a horrifically communicable disease. Although many prefer to tackle the militant version of Islam, “Islamism,” for all intents and purposes, there is no sharp demarcation between, Islamists, Jihadists and Islamism. One and all are progeny of Islam itself. Any differences among the three are of degree and not kind. When one addresses Islamism and jihadism, their source is also addressed.

Regrettably, Islam cannot be reformed. Keep in mind that Islam claims it is the perfect eternal faith for mankind. Splits have occurred and will continue to occur in Islam. Yet, reformation has not happened in nearly 1400 years and is not going to happen. Islam is carved in granite, just the way it is. No change. Allah’s book is sealed.

In the monumental task of dealing with Islam and its variations, every individual, group and government must combine their resources and energies to prevail. We must urge all people to resist Islam’s encroachment and not be deceived by its sanitized version presented in non-Islamic lands. The destiny of civilized life hangs in the balance. Shirking of this responsibility would be an unpardonable act of every enlightened human being and organization that values human liberty and dignity.


Amil Imani is the author of a new book “Operation Persian Gulf.” Get your copy now.

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Good evening, Amil --

I just now read your powerful article!! It's absolutely superb, as usual. You are really outdoing yourself with the power of your pen.

May God keep you safe for all us us.

Your friend,
I think you are incredibly brave to stand up for what you believe in the face of dangerous retributions. We must all stand together in the face of this monstrous evil and draw strength from each other. Together we will win our freedom.
In my experience cultures that have been destroyed by Islam are better off re-adopting the culturally consonant religions of their ancestors rather than trying a new and equally foreign graft. So, Zoroastrianism for Persia, Javanese Hinduism for Java, Indian Hinduism and Buddhism for India and Pakistan, and so on. There are plenty of formerly Christian ares in the Middle East for Christians to worry about.
Islam has not added to the sum total of human civilization in any way. Everything that it claims to have produced was plundered from more civilized nations such as that of Persia, Egypt and ancient Mesopotamia. That it has survived to modern times without serious reform is a tragedy for the world.
Islam is a creed of a desert people in a primitive and barbaric age. It is fixated in time and place; it harbors the ambition of taking the 21st century world back 14 centuries and ruling it by its dogma of violence, intolerance, injustice and death.

Excellent definition.
Moses was literate. Zoroaster was literate. The Buddha was literate. Jesus was very literate. Mani was too literate for his own good.

Perhaps uniquely among known religion founders, Mohammed was illiterate.
If 85% of Iranians are pretending to be Muslim just to get by, I wonder what percent of Muslims is real in the whole world.

Could be just a whole lot of intimidated folks who need a secret society, a password,'' like the early Christians had.

They need to coordinate their attack on their vicious overlords.
Only they could tell the wicked true believers from the majority of pretenders.
IF they wait for the infidel to do their work for them, we will surely not be able to tell the two groups apart.
Almost everything Muslims say and do reflects the notion that they are a 7th century society that wants to bring 21st century society back to their barbaric culture. They have nothing to offer the modern world. The only way they keep anyone in their faith is through violence, punishment, or threat of death. Oh, and ignorance, lest they learn the ways of the rest of the world.
Dear Amil,

You are doing a yeomen service to educate the humanity on the danger it faces from Islam. The greatest breeding place for Islam is India. India (Hindus) has experienced Islamic terror multiple times more than the Islamic terror experienced by rest of the world combined. Islamic terror continues (openly supported by pseudo-secular and Marxists political parties) unabated in India (mostly against Hindus). Yet the world is silent.

Could you please write a series of informative and educative articles on this? No Islamic terror analysis and strategy would be complete without including India's situation.

Thank you.

May you live long and boldly keep up the truthful exposure of Islam.


"A drop of practice is better than oceans of theories, advices and good resolutions." Sri Aurobindo
When I moved to Florida in 1984, among the first ten people I met was a young surfer
who was lamenting the flatness of the waves at New Smyrna beach. His friend, my new neighbor, was a 16 year old surfer and introduced him only as an Iranian named Ahmed.

It was a split second after "Iranian" had escaped my neighbors teeth, that Ahmed
protested and set us both straight about who he was. He said that he was a Persian, and that his father, an MD, had fled Iran with his family 3 months before the return of
Ayatollah Khomeini from Paris. According to Ahmed, Khomeini's return was not a secret, and many professionals in Iran had fled in the months before, knowing full well what was in store for their ancient country. Islamic tyranny. He asserted that his father was later told the our U.S. State Dept. was well aware of Khomeini's eventual return a full 6 months before, and they did nothing to stop it. That would be Jimmah Carter's State Dept.

By the time Reagan was elected, the Shah was gone, and the damage had been done,
and the remnants of the once great Persian empire slid into an Islamic Dark Ages...smack dab in the middle of the 20th century. Go figure? Now imagine what could have happened if another democrat president had the courage to correct the mistake of Carter, and lend U.S. support to the new student led uprising 3 short years ago, when the Islamic regime was on the ropes over the recent A'jad election scandal?

I'll go out on a limb: We probably wouldn't be dealing with the prospect of a nuclear Iran. We also might have learned how many Iranians are really MINO.(Muslim In Name Only)

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