About Daniel Shayesteh

Dr Daniel was born into a Muslim family in Northern Iran. He became a radical Muslim leader and teacher of Islam in the militant Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement, closely supporting Ayatollah Khomeini. However, after falling out of favor with Khomeini’s political group, he escaped to Turkey where there began an amazing journey to faith in Jesus Christ.

Daniel's mission is to help others understand and lovingly respond to those who do not know Christ. He is also deeply concerned for the future of Western societies, their loss of confidence in Judeo-Christian values, and their persistent naivete about the implications of the world-wide Islamic revival.

No Truth, rather Fantasy

In my trips to western countries, I discovered that some Muslims spread false news that the invasion of Muslims into Spain and India were very peaceful, resulting in the liberation of those nations.

For those of us who were once committed Muslims and know the motivation behind Islam’s invasions, we can see the falsehood of this claim. Surprisingly though, there are some in the West who actually believe this, despite the contradiction of history. Obviously, one of the things that has encouraged these Muslims to be bold in their deception is the writings of some westerners who have chosen to live as dhimmis of Islam; who ignore the facts and serve Islam at the cost of their own national values. No wonder these servants of Islam are under the pressure of their Muslim associates and friends to blame Christians and Jews for every crisis among Muslims. Whatever happens among Muslims within Islamic lands is attributed to the West.

There is no doubt that these Muslims and their dhimmis are also trying to leave a false legacy for future Muslims, to create a picture of righteous deeds in the name of liberation, veiling the reality of the present bloodshed so prevalent in India and Spain today. The followers of Muhammad have learnt that if they can manage to cover the facts for a generation, the following generations are unlikely to question what is now being presented as ‘historical facts’. A present day example of such deception can be seen in Iran. Though all Iranians know that Arab Muslims came and slaughtered millions of their forefathers and took their wives, daughters and wealth for themselves, there is also a lie which has been driven ahead from the first day of invasion that says, ‘It was Iranians who called Arabs to come and liberate them.’ This lie is still in Iran and it has been kept by both committed Muslims and their non-Muslim dhimmis to mislead Iranians. The people of Iran will not be rid of this lie until they rid themselves of Islam and its driving forces.

It is the same with Spain and India. From 710 AD, Christians and Jews were persecuted, slaughtered and burned alive because of their objection to Islam. No only that, Muslims also passed discriminatory legislations in order to humiliate them according to the Qur’an. The Andalusian Maliki jurist, Ibn Abdun (AD.1134) followed the footsteps of his prophet Muhammad and decreed:

No…Jews or Christians may be allowed to wear the dress of an aristocrat, nor of a jurist, nor of a wealthy individual; on the contrary, they must be detested and avoided. It is forbidden to greet them with “Salam” (Peace be upon you). In effect, ‘Satan has gained possession of them, and caused them to forget Allah’s warning. They are the confederates of Satan’s party; Satan’s confederates will surely be the losers! (Referring to the Qur’an 58:20-21). A distinctive sign must be imposed upon them in order that they may be recognized and this will be for them a form of disgrace.

This is just one example among many. Christian and Jews in Spain suffered what others have been suffering in Egypt, Iraq and Iran, among others. Actually, the situation in Spain was even worse than Egypt, so much so that some non-Muslims escaped to Egypt because of the severity of humiliation in Spain.

The case of Islamic aggression towards Indians proves even more severe than Spain. Muslims in India were more blood thirsty than those in Spain. They did not spare any Hindu man they found until they dominated. Muslims in Spain based their philosophy of invasion on the humiliating decrees of the Qur’an 58:20-21. Any who revolted against this humiliation were killed. But Muslims’ philosophy of invasion over Hindus was based on the Qur’an 47:4, which orders the killing of all unbelievers until complete domination. Hajjaj, the Muslim Governor, orders (AD 712) his commander Muhammad Qasim:

The great God says in the Koran [47.4]: "0 True believers, when you encounter the unbelievers, strike off their heads." The above command of the Great God is a great command and must be respected and followed. You should not be so fond of showing mercy, as to nullify the virtue of the act. Henceforth grant pardon to no one of the enemy and spare none of them, or else all will consider you a weak-minded man."

In just a few centuries of Muslim domination, India’s civilization and prosperity suffered. India was once one of the world’s greatest civilizations with its high quality of education and scientific discoveries. However, nomadic Islamic culture soon brought this to an end.

Why would Muslims go against these historical evidences which are recorded in their own books? It is because of their god, Allah. The Qur’an says: “Allah is the best of deceivers” (3:54; 7:99; 8:30; 10:20). It is Allah who has made them fervent deceivers. Their fervency in deception is so high that they can lie despite hundreds of killing decrees recorded in the Quran, Hadiths and Muhammad’s biography, which led to hundreds of massacres throughout the Islamic history for the establishment of Islam. These massacres are even praised in schools and mosques in the Middle-East.

We do not need to go far into history in order to be able to prove the cruelty of Islam. We have today's Islamic governments of Saudi-Arabia (the heartland of Islam), Iran, Sudan and some others with their anti-Semitic and anti-Christian laws. One example of such laws is contained in the website http://www.saudiairlines.com/services/travelguide.jsp of Saudi Arabia’s Airline asks you not to carry your Bible or Cross or David’s Star with you if you travel to this country.

Why, instead of drawing from contemporary Islamic life, are these Muslims trying to draw people’s attention to centuries ago? Because they know that the majority will not take the trouble to investigate their words in depth and test their accuracy. They also know that because of Islam, not one of the contemporary Islamic countries can tolerate freedom. For this reason, they direct peoples’ attention to the past rather than to contemporary Islamic reality. Among the present Islamic countries, which one has allowed the freedom of religion to Jews and Christians and others? Even Turkey, who has been attempting to enter the European Union, has not been able to adapt itself to the values which promote reason, progress and equality in Europe. Why? Because these qualities are Christian values that are rejected by Islam. It was just last year (2007) when three Christians were beheaded in Turkey for the sake of their faith. It is interesting that in their attempt to soften the severity of this attack, the lawyers placed blame on the martyrs, accusing them of proselytizing Muslims. The Islamic domination and discrimination in Turkey have prevented its people from seeing why and how Christianity contributed to political, social, cultural and economic progress in the West. As long as they attach themselves to Islam, they will waste their God given choice for freedom with the fantasy of life in Islam. You cannot hold Islam and freedom in one heart. Islam is against freedom.

Where is the sense in all this deception? Why the necessity to cover the truth, when faced with the opportunity to embrace the Truth? A number of reasons, really: fear, loyalty, tradition, heritage, identity, and so on. While I criticize these Muslims, in the depth of my heart I cry for their closed minds and pray that they might be able to see the light of Christ and humble themselves to Him in order to be blessings to all others rather than deceiving.

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