While Peter Kassig was still alive, he converted to Islam. He ceased to be Peter Kassig and became Abdul Rahman Kassig, but it didn’t save him from ISIS. It didn’t save anyone else either. To understand why is to understand Islam and the Wahhabi. He was a martyr to the cause for Mohamed.
The Washington Post put it bluntly that Peter Kassig’s heart-felt “conversion” didn’t save him.
In an early October appeal, his mother, Paula Kassig, her delicate features shadowed by a hijab, read a statement that mentioned her son’s choice. “As Muslims around the world, including our son Abdul-Rahman Kassig, celebrate Eid ul-Adha, the faith and sacrifice of Ibrahim, and the mercy of Allah, we appeal to those holding our son to show the same mercy and set him free,” the parents said.
That glimmer of hope was extinguished in horrific fashion on Sunday morning with the release of an Islamic State video that showed the beheading of their son. Other men were also slaughtered, the camera lingering on their bloody corpses for long moments. It then showed Kassig’s remains beneath the militant who has come to be known as “Jihadi John.”
“This is Peter Kassig, a U.S. citizen of your country,” the killer said, declining to use Kassig’s Muslim name. “Peter, who fought against the Muslims in Iraq while serving as a soldier under the U.S. Army, doesn’t have much to say. His previous cellmates have already spoken on his behalf…. The spark has been lit here in Iraq, and its heat will continue to intensify until it will burn the rest of the crusaders. And here we are, burying the first American crusader in Dabiq, eagerly awaiting the remainder of your armies to arrive.” (Washington Post)
Many people reading the news who do not have a firm grasp on the truth of the Quran or sense of religious integrity may think this move would be wise to save one’s life or gain special favors from their captors. Yet time and again it is proven that ISIS does not care. It has also been proven by even the mainstream media that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) is not fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS) (as Senator McCain and President Obama would like us to think), but rather handing over even the Islamic converts to ISIS for tribute. A list of accounts from Somalia to Syria prove that these radical Islamic factions do not care!
Converting to Islam did not save Peter Kassig. It didn’t save James Foley. It didn’t save the British reporter.
Conversion appears fairly common on false promises from their captives for special treatment and to be able to live.
Executed journalist James Foley, who until his capture was a devout Christian and spent a prior captivity stint in prayer, converted to Islam and took the name Abu Hamza, according to a harrowing New York Times report. “I recited the Quran with him,” fellow hostage Jejoen Bontinick, 19, told the Times. “Most people would say, ‘Let’s convert so that we can get better treatment.’ But in his case I think it was sincere.” Fellow hostages Kassig and reportedly John Cantlie also converted, as well as a “majority of Western prisoners,” the Times said. (Washington Post)
Other hostages from Syria to Somalia report horrible atrocities while held in captivity, despite conversion. Take the case of Amanda Lindhout and Nigel Brennan.
The hostages quickly converted. “It was a survival move and not a spiritual one, made in the hope that it might garner us better treatment,” Lindhout later wrote. “Five times a day now, prodded by the craggy voice of a muezzin calling from nearby mosque, we went through the motions of prayer…. A few of the boys spent time teaching us how to memorize verses in Arabic, so we could gain favor with Allah.” (Washington Post)
While they may have gained the favor of the god of their captors, it did little for them personally.
Lindhout was repeatedly gang raped. She was tied, bound, and beaten repeatedly. Brennan was tortured from the sounds of her repeated sexual abuse for days on end.
Another al-Qaeda offshoot took American Theo Padnos hostage in Syria. He refused to convert or give up his values, a stance that appeared to win more respect from his captives. His fellow captive, American Matt Schrier, converted to Islam. At first the Jihad group was apparently thrilled with their conversion working on Schrier, but all that changed.
“The younger fighters would point at him and, ‘You, good!’” Padnos wrote in a New York Times Magazine piece. “Then they would point at me and say, ‘You, bad!’ But the conversion did not get Matt better food, and it certainly did not get him home.” At one point, one of the guards hit him while he was heading to the bathroom. “‘You, bad!’ he said to Matt. ‘You lie about religion.’ The guard nodded at me. ‘You, you Christian,’ he said. ‘You, good.’” (Washington Post)
It still took a back door deal with Qatar for weapons and assistance to the Jihad movement to engineer Padnos’s release.
They may do it for that small chance of hope, but when dealing with the extreme wing of the Islamic movement and the Mujaheddin, it will not save you. That hope, time and again, is extinguished, and according to the Quran, you should be happy you are a martyr to the cause.
According to the Quran, you and every believer is a slave purchased from Allah. There is no freedom unless you fight and are killed in his name.
Quran (9:111) – “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Quran: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.”
If you are a non-practicing Muslim that picks and chooses what you will follow in the book, the so-called moderate Muslim, you are to die with the non-believer or be beaten until you pay your tax with money or blood.
Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
Women are worse than dogs or a donkey.
Aisha: Do you make us (women) equal to dogs and donkeys? While I used to lie in my bed, the Prophet would come and pray facing the middle of the bed. I used to consider it not good to stand in front of him in his prayers. So I used to slip away slowly and quietly from the foot of the bed till I got out of my guilt. (Sahih Bukhari 1.486, cf. Sahih Bukhari 1.490,Sahih Bukhari 1.493, Sahih Bukhari 1.498) (note narrated by Mohamed’s child wife)
There is no peace or co-existence.
Quran (47:35) – “Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost
The true “prophet” of Islam was a brutal military leader. It was not beyond him laying siege to towns, massacring the men, raping their women, enslaving their children, and taking the property of others as his own. Most times he rejected offers of surrender from the besieged inhabitants, ignoring cries for peace, and even butchered captives. He actually inspired his followers to battle when they did not feel it was right to fight, promising them slaves and booty if they did and threatening them with Hell if they did not. Muhammad allowed his men to rape traumatized women captured in battle, usually on the very day their husbands and family members were slaughtered. He even married a six-year-old niece and she played with dolls as he molested her.
Those that say they are not mimicking Mohamed as they are instructed to by the Quran have not read what is actually in it or are practicing taqiyya.
Converting does not save you. The only thing it may guarantee is a quicker death at the hands of the Jihad leaders.
Courtesy of Mad World News