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Allah, God of War!
Amir Arsalan
January 25, 2018

Arabo-Islamic portrayal of Allah

The human mind always wants answers. It searches as best it can and when it cannot find complete answers, it fills in the gaps with its own answers. Much of those gaps have been filled with made up concepts. The further we go back in history, the larger the gaps, and the more prevalent are the imaginary substitutions.

Real portrayal of Allah:
Moon God spreading Islam by the Sword
(True Islamic Tolerance)

Not having an answer is not satisfying, and the mind will not rest until that need is satisfied. In ancient times as well as the present, much of that need is met by inventing supernatural entities, multiple Gods, or a single God.

No culture has been without its God or Gods. Many of those Gods are similar, as the world of the various humans is similar, while many of those Gods are different, as the various experiences and obstacles of certain humans are unique.

Islamic Justice!

We therefore see that each culture has its own deities, while sharing certain deities with other cultures. What are the common experiences of most humans? The sun, rain and crops, fertility, festivity, death, and of course….war.

Yes, the God of War is one of the most prominent and repeated motifs across various cultures. The Norse called him Odin, the Hindu called him Indra, the Iranian Kassites called him Burijas, the Romans called him Mars, and the Greeks called him Ares. All of those Gods are a part of ancient mythology, and no longer taken seriously. All except one: Allah, the Bedouin God of War.

In truth, he was never known to the Arabs as the God of War. This is only a logical conclusion after closer examination of Allah. The then contemporary connotation that Allah carried with him around the time of Mohammad was that of the Moon God. He was one of almost 360 Gods that the Arabs worshiped at the time. This Moon God is the reason why the Taazi calendar is based on the lunar calendar, and the reason behind the moon crescent's symbolism of Islam.

Allah started out as one of a multitude of pagan Arabic Gods. As Mohammad developed Islam, Allah needed to out-compete his rivals. The alternative Gods were suppressed as pagan, and the worship of idols was similarly suppressed. This is another reason why idolatry and polytheism were so forcefully censored by Islam's early days: to demolish the competition.

The Moon God grew more powerful in the hands of his main advocate, Mohammad. Ideological power is often followed by physical and military power. To spread the word of God requires at times powerful methods of persuasion. Of course, the God of War wields the most powerful of all persuasive methods.

Subsequently, the Moon God slowly developed into the Taazi God of War within the framework of the Quran and at the hands of Mohammad. That he is the God of War is evident within the Quran as well as the works of Tabari, Bukhari, and other historical documents. That he is the God of War is evident within the historical background of the spread of early Islam. That he is the God of War is evident within the context of modern day Jihad, Islamic terrorism, and the Mujahedin -warriors of God.

The zeal with which Allah calls for violence, punishment, holy war, and the goal to overwhelm the world until no other religion exists but Islam makes him unmistakably the God of War.

So call him what you will; it matters not. He is the same entity; the same God. He spoke Greek to the Greeks, carried a Hoplon, and was named Ares once. He now speaks Arabic to the Taazis, carries a curved blade, and is named Allah.

No Allah

As one walks through the valley of the shadow of darkness, one may feel the eerie feeling of being accompanied by an unwelcome presence. That presence is that of Mars, Odin, Ares, Allah, or whatever else one may wish to call him…

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