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What the Shahada reveals about Islamic supremacy

While Islamic terror attacks are barbaric in nature, at times, they give a misleading perception of Islam’s impact. As while Islamic terrorism dominates headlines, other subtle, yet equally harmful facets of the ideology, are often ignored.

Primarily, the Shahada is viewed as a religious ritual essential to Islam, with its recital required of all newcomers to the faith. When translated to English it reads; “there is no God but Allah and Muhammed is his messenger”.

But like many things in Islam, this act of religious observance is far more consequential than a brief analysis may reveal.

The phrase ‘there is no God but Allah’ is of particular significance when considering the Islamic view of other faiths and where Islam separates itself from all other major religions.

By compelling its followers to declare ‘there is no god but Allah’, the Shahada is imploring all Muslims to view other religious beliefs as being illegitimate and improper. This is not to ignore that Christians, Hindus and others believe that their god and their belief systems are the correct answers to the existential questions of the universe.

However there is a noted difference between choosing to believe in a religion, and seeing one’s own religion as the absolute and objective truth (as Islam does). Christianity, Islam or even atheism are all mere theories in answering questions of the world’s creation and powers, which can can neither be proved nor disproved.

So when a religion such as Islam compels its followers to proclaim that all other belief systems are obsolete; genuine tolerance, respect and equal regard for the worshippers of other faiths, is inherently weakened.

This supercilious, overweening  Islamic view of other religions as revealed in the Shahada, demonstrates the intrinsically supremacist nature of the ideology.

Whether the specific means be violent or not, Islam aims to spread the purported truth of its movement across the world, dominate, and to subjugate all of mankind under the tentacles of Sharia.

Despite the Shahada seeming innocuous, the very principles behind its content and recital, means that it represents a part of, or perhaps the very basis of, Islam’s eternal quest to exert its hegemony over the entire globe.

7 thoughts on “What the Shahada reveals about Islamic supremacy

  1. I think you’ll find that every single religion has a variation of that message:

    We believe in one God,
    the Father, the Almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    and of all that is, seen and unseen.
    We believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the Lord, the giver of life,
    who proceeds from the
    Father and the Son.
    With the Father and the Son
    he is worshipped and glorified.
    He has spoken through the Prophets.
    We believe in one holy
    catholic and apostolic Church.
    We acknowledge one
    baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    We look for the resurrection of the dead,
    and the life of the world to come.
    Amen.

    Notice throughout the nicene creed it is throughly established that belief is in ONE god and ONE church. Is that not to the same effect a supremacist ideology?

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    1. That’s were your wrong. By definition a Catholic person cannot believe there is more than one God and so they must denounce all other religions that claim to have separate gods as illegitimate.

      This amounts to the same supremacist ideology that you previously described.

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    2. Islam also emphasises it is the ‘only true religion’ repeatedly. And again, what I care is what happens in practice. Islam is the intolerant religion towards the other faith systems, while Christian countries are far more tolerant and allowing of religious diversity.

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