“Love your neighbor as yourself.” —the Judeo-Christian formulation of the Golden Rule, Leviticus 19:18
“Believers should not take Kafirs [non-Muslims] as friends in preference to other believers [fellow Muslims]. Those who do this [making friends with Kafirs] will have none of Allah’s protection and will only have themselves as guards.” —Allah’s instruction not to honor the Golden Rule against non-Muslims, Koran 3:28
“War is deceit.” —Muhammad, in Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Hadiths 267, 268, & 269
The Art of the Deal
For a deal-maker like President Donald Trump, a primer might be helpful to explain what, exactly, a deal means to an orthodox Muslim who makes a formal agreement with a Kafir—a non-Muslim. Trump, who has always kept the terms of his deals, might be surprised to realize the dual system of ethics utilized by Muslim deal-makers against Kafirs—non-Muslims—whenever making promises to Kafirs is at issue.
Fooling the Other Side to Abet the Jihad
Dar al-Islam is the “House of Submission”—the territory of submission to Allah—and Dar al-Harb is the “House of War”—any territory not subservient to Islamic Law (the Sharia). All countries not in conformance with the Sharia are Dar al-Harb, and all orthodox Muslim migrants that enter those countries are holy warriors whose job is to struggle against the host culture, not to assimilate. The ultimate goal is to force the Islamization of the host culture by means of a Grand Jihad within the context of a globalist Civilization Jihad. Every orthodox Muslim participates in this Jihad to the greatest extent possible. And migrating to a new country to spread Islam is Hijra. It is promoted in Koran 4:100: “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah [to transform Dar al-Harb into Dar al-Islam] will find on the earth many locations to settle and wide abundance. And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant for the sake of Allah and His Messenger [Muhammad], and then death overtakes him, his reward has already been established with Allah [in Paradise].”
A Word about Hijra
As Muslims immigrate into America and other Western nations, they immediately begin making Sharia demands: prayer times at work, halal dietary offerings in school, and so forth, due to the belief supremacist Muslims hold in common that they, as Muslims, are entitled to more rights than others. No other groups make these kinds of demands; Jews, for example, have never demanded prayer rooms, kosher menus, or other privileges, by virtue of the fact that they are Jews. Jews live according to the Golden Rule, which is a way of treating people that is anti-entitlement. And, if non-Muslims in Europe and Great Britain fail to push back against the Sharia demands of Muslims, Sharia Law will eventually govern all of Europe, and Europe will become “Eurabia” without a shot being fired. It might not seem like a genuine war on the surface, but it is war nonetheless, and the West is losing.
The West Plays for a Standoff, While Islam Plays to Win: Golden-Rule Reciprocity versus Cutthroat Ruthlessness
The reason the West is losing is because the West plays by the Judeo-Christian principle of a universal Golden Rule, in which the reciprocity of loving one’s neighbor—no matter his or her religion—as oneself (Leviticus 19:18) is valued, whereas Islam treats every non-Muslim as an enemy, and not as a friend or neighbor. Muslims are taught not to be friends with non-Muslims. In fact, Koran 3:28 says, “Believers should not take Kafirs [non-Muslims] as friends in preference to other believers [fellow Muslims]. Those who do this will have none of Allah’s protection and will only have themselves as guards. Allah warns you to fear Him, for all will return to Him [for judgment].”
Muslim Disloyalty to Oaths with Kafirs
Muslims are taught that lying to advance Islam is acceptable, per Koran 16:106: “Anyone who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief [saying something in betrayal of Islam]—except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith [staying true to Allah, even while lying to Kafirs by taking an oath or signing a treaty]—but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty.” This verse, while it condemns disloyalty to Islam, excuses a Muslim for lying under duress to advance Islam, as long as he or she remains a Muslim at heart.
The Treaty of Hudaybiyya
After Muhammad fled Mecca, taking fellow Muslims with him in his historic Hijra to Medina, he established himself as a warlord and started making designs for the conquest of Mecca. He was, initially, not strong enough militarily to accomplish this, so, in March of 628, he made a treaty with the Meccans, capitalizing on their trust. The Meccans believed that Muhammad would abide by the terms of the treaty, because they did not realize that Muhammad’s system of ethics was a dual system that treated non-Muslims differently from Muslims.
The Treaty of Hudaybiyya formally instituted a period of ten years of peace between the Muslims and the Meccans. However, not even two years had gone by before Muhammad broke the treaty. Muhammad, once he sensed that he had grown stronger than the Meccans, returned with a conquering army to the city. And conquer it he did.
Allah Gives Muhammad License to Break Treaties for Islam
When Muhammad made the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, he was militarily weak in comparison to the Meccans, so the treaty was to his advantage. But when it became to Muhammad’s advantage to break the treaty, Allah conveniently sent a new verse, Koran 8:58, to Muhammad, in order to give him license to break treaties: “If you fear treachery from any people throw back [their covenant] to them [and be once again] on equal terms. Certainly, Allah likes not the treacherous.” And, since Muslims are told to follow Muhammad’s example ninety-one times (http://www.inquiryintoislam.com/2010/08/sacredness-of-mohammads-example.html) in the Koran, Muslims continue to this day to break promises, oaths, and treaties with Kafirs.
Additionally, it should be noted that Muhammad’s making of the Treaty of Hudaybiyya as having a ten-year term means that all treaties made by Muslims with Kafirs must not go beyond ten years, as well as being revocable from the moment they go into effect. This is why any treaty with the Islamic State, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, or any other Islamic entity or state is a bad idea from the start. In Islam, keeping such a treaty in perpetuity would be out of compliance with Sharia Law. Provisions of a treaty that extend beyond a ten-year timeframe are likely to be viewed as invalid by doctrinaire Muslim leaders, such as Mahmoud Abbas, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, or any other Muslim potentate. The ten year term of the Treaty of Hudaybiyya has, of course, dictated, to a great extent, the framing of the Iran Nuclear Deal of 2015.
The Grim Reality
Islam’s lack of integrity and dual system of ethics calling for the unequal treatment—indeed, the mistreatment—of Kafirs means that Muhammad, and those who follow his example, hold Kafirs to standards by which orthodox Muslims are unwilling to abide. This violation of common decency is why Allah sent Muhammad a verse allowing him and his adherents to break treaties with unbelievers. Abu Bakr, Muhammad’s first successor as Caliph after his death, kept to this tradition of dishonesty, saying (in Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 78, Hadith 618): “If I take an oath to do something and later on I find something else better than the first one, then I do what is better [for Islam] and make expiation for my oath.”
The only way to enforce an agreement between Kafirs and Muslims is, unfortunately, not by treaty, but by force. A negotiated settlement dependent upon the reciprocity ethic is doomed to failure. Orthodox Islam, while it is not averse to making a Golden-Rule deal on paper, will never inscribe the terms of such a deal in the hearts of doctrinaire Muslim deal-makers. This is why the Israeli/Palestinian Peace Process finds itself, time and again, to be dead-on-arrival. Peace with its enemies has never been the goal of Islam. Islam means “submission,” and there will only be a genuine Pax Islamica once all Kafirs have submitted to Islam or died in Jihad, since Islam’s entire raison d’être is the destruction of all jahiliyya—all non-Islamically-inspired culture.