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.

2011-11-13 03:11:43
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Amil, Well said indeed. God speed, Jim
‎"Moderate" Muslims are not even Muslim because real Islam is not moderate. Only "radical" Muslims are true Muslims, as they have studied and know Islam in and out. But fake Muslims who call themselves "moderate" think they represent true Islam. The contradiction is built into the very foundations of the belief that democracy and Islam can co-exist.
Great piece Amil - One of the things that I find upsets me about islam is it's suppression of ideas, of knowledge, of history, of the arts - any of the universities that are in Muslim-ruled countries seem to only teach Engineering, IT , English, Business and of course Arabic!! - none of the other mind expanding subjects that are taught in other great universities - and when they want their youth to learn medicine or such like they send them to European universities - imagine with all the petro-dollars they have in their coffers and they can't even educate their young!!! Another thing is; where is all the athletic female talent in say tennis or swimming? Where is all the artistic talent that is bound to exist in 1 billion or so people, where the musicians? They are worse than stuck in the 7th century they have impoverished even what was good in the 7th century - r
Brave man to speak the truth, wise man to seek the truth, a redeemed man and at peace when he finds the TRUTH, the Way, and the Life, Yahushua.
An excellent article. I am particularly interested in Amil Imani's observation on the qu'ran as follows:

"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 have read the qu'ran and that was my observation several years ago already. It reads more like a personal hatred and condemnation of Judaism and Christianity than it does of a "religion of peace" as the islamists claim to be. It is plagiaristic of the Bible and makes claim over the teachings of Christ even though it was written over 600 years after Christ first walked this earth. It is truly delusional indeed that a madman could even claim to have taught Christ anything 600 years after the fact.

The closest link of Christianity to islam is Ishmael, the son of Abram (Abraham) and his slave girl, Hagar, as Abraham's wife Sarai (Sarah) was barren. Ishmael is the oldest son of Abraham born when Abraham was 86 years old. Isaac, his second (?) son was born when Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90. No mean feat at a time in any person's life when having sex is mostly a fond memory. This truly speaks of Divine intervention!

In Genesis the Lord said to Hagar, about Ishmael, that "He shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against everyone, and everyone's hand against him: In opposition to all his kin shall he encamp." Gn 16,12. Since Ishmael is considered in the line of ascendancy of islam, as well as Abraham, this not only speaks volumes about the violence and hatred found in the islamic religious cult but is very well the watchword for muhammed who lived this kind of life, with hatred abounding for Judaism (probably the religion Ishmael was born under) and Christianity. It then seems as if Christianity was born of Divine intervention, with Isaac being born to a 90 year old woman, and islam being born of a man whose life reflected that of a "wild ass of a man."
Thank you so much, Mr. Imani! You will never know how much millions of Americans (and citizens of other western countries) admire and appreciate your immense courage, your endurance and perseverance!

We MUST prevail against this 7th century barbaric, ruthless, disgustingly primitive cult masquerading as "one of the world's great religions."

I honestly believe that the world IS awakening. We are nearly strong enough against these people, but without you and the other anti-Islam, anti-Islamofascist warriors, we would be in greater peril.

Thank you. God bless you. Keep up your sensational, powerful writing!

What strength, to see so clearly at such an early age - from within the confines of a family cloistered by the yolk of Islam; what strength, what wisdom, from a child! It's not easy to escape one's parents' programming, particularly at a young age! Thus your observations, explanations, and determinations are beautifully clear & sensible, starting points for both captured Islamic minds, as well as the uninitiated, who may yet be deceived, & preyed upon by Islam - points you bring fore, Amil, to commence the fight for freedom - freedom for ourselves, and for our fellow-travelers on this beautiful, but dangerous, journey of life.
I like this excellent quote:
"Muslims are patients and Islam is a disease."
May consider addition:
Muslims are patients, Islam is a disease and Amil is a brain surgeon for removing cancer tumor from patients ...
Masterful. Passionate. Simply stunning cry for deliverance for your people. I stand in admiration of your endless efforts to help true Persia to become 'free at last..........Great God Almighty, we're free at last!' - [MLK - 1968]
Thanks, Amil. Excellent article.

If only people will start leveling with the basic reality of what it means to be a Muslim. You know, we just elected our first Muslim (as far as we know, our first) to Congress. He was sworn in on the Koran.

We are so blind and foolish, when it comes to Islam. Unless we wake up, it will take America.

I appreciate your article.