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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

An Objective Analysis

Qur’an 8:12 “I shall terrorize the infidels.
So wound their bodies and incapacitate them
because they oppose Allah and His Apostle. I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them."

Qur’an 8:57 “If you gain mastery over them in battle,
inflict such a defeat as would terrorize them,
so that they would learn a lesson and be warned.”

Is this what a (supposed) creator of heavens, angels, universe(s) would command few Arab tribal nomads in the desert to do? Is it possible for a person with a brain and heart, not full of hatred and malice, to digest this sort of vile scripture as being noble? Surely cutting limbs, setting people on fire or threatening to set them on fire might have been possible at that time and for that particular culture, however, our people didn't think or act that way when they had idolized Eebbe, Hobaal, Dhimbil, Waaq and others. Allah has had an awful similarity with the locals in terms of manners, emotion, logic, and thinking.

Our people have existed for over 7,500 years and weren't always filled with the aforementioned indoctrinations. They were innocent people murdered by the conquering Arabs who converted them by the sword to their newly found religion at the time. Our ancestors traded with Turks, Persians, Portuguese, British, Italians and others including Arabs. However, the Arab influence had been one of systemic transformation that had led us to our current sad state of affairs.

Somali people are part of the Cushitic group of the Horn of Africa said to be the oldest people on Earth. The Arabian transformation differentiates Somali people from others of the same group, including the Oromo (largest of the Cushitic group, Somalis being second), the Harari, the Afar, the Sidama.

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