Understanding Islam As Being Perpetually At War With the Infidel

Last Updated on May 6, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

    • Muslims often appear peaceful when in western societies.
    • What is not understood by western audiences is that Islam preaches unending Jihad against non-believers.


Islam is a religion based upon continual conquest. No society can perpetually conquer because it is no always in the position to conquer other civilizations. For example, white Islam conquered enormous land and civilizations, particularly during the first three caliphates..

(the Rashidun Caliphate (632–661), the Umayyad Caliphate (661–750), and the Abbasid Caliphate (750–1258). – Wikipedia

In the 21st century, there is no Muslim society that could conquer other civilizations. Therefore, Muslims have adopted more passive ways of influencing other countries with Islam, with their primary immigration method to non-Muslim societies. This article will cover what Islam itself says about being in a perpetual Jihad against all other faiths.

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Islam As Being Perpetually At War With the Infidel

The following is from an article in Middle East Times.

That Islam legitimizes deceit during war is, of course, not all that astonishing; after all, as the Elizabethan writer John Lyly put it, “All’s fair in love and war.”[24] Other non-Muslim philosophers and strategists—such as Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, and Thomas Hobbes—justified deceit in warfare. Deception of the enemy during war is only common sense. The crucial difference in Islam, however, is that war against the infidel is a perpetual affair

(emphasis added) —until, in the words of the Qur’an, “all chaos ceases, and all religion belongs to God.”[25] In his entry on jihad from the Encyclopaedia of Islam, Emile Tyan states: “The duty of the jihad exists as long as the universal domination of Islam has not been attained. Peace with non-Muslim nations is, therefore, a provisional state of affairs only; the chance of circumstances alone can justify it temporarily.”[26]

Yes. Islam declares that the war against the infidel is not complete until everyone in the world is a Muslim.

Observe the following quotation.

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold forbidden that 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 Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. – Quran 9:29

The quote from the Middle East Times continues.

How Muslims Are Taught Engaging in Jihad is Altruistic

Finally and all evidence aside, lest it still appear unreasonable for a faith with over one billion adherents to obligate unprovoked warfare in its name, it is worth noting that the expansionist jihad is seen as an altruistic endeavor, not unlike the nineteenth century ideology of “the white man’s burden.” The logic is that the world, whether under democracy, socialism, communism, or any other system of governance, is inevitably living in bondage—a great sin, since the good of all humanity is found in living in accordance to God’s law. In this context, Muslim deception can be viewed as a slightly less than noble means to a glorious end—Islamic hegemony under Shari’a rule, which is seen as good for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

in March 2009—Saudi legal expert Basem Alem publicly echoed this view:

As a member of the true religion, I have a greater right to invade [others] in order to impose a certain way of life [according to Shari’a], which history has proven to be the best and most just of all civilizations. This is the true meaning of offensive jihad. When we wage jihad, it is not in order to convert people to Islam, but in order to liberate them from the dark slavery in which they live.

For example, only recently, after publicly recounting a story where a Muslim tricked a Jew into converting to Islam—warning him that if he tried to abandon Islam, Muslims would kill him as an apostate—Muslim cleric Mahmoud al-Masri called it a “beautiful trick.”

Taqiyya presents a range of ethical dilemmas. Anyone who truly believes that God justifies and, through his prophet’s example, even encourages deception will not experience any ethical qualms over lying.

That is, the ends justify the means and that anything that allows Islam to spread is right. This takes the act of lying and converts it into a virtue. This is because all systems, religious, political, and economical, are not Islamic and are inferior to Islam. Islam is presented as the “total solution.”

The Right to Break Any Treaty to Benefit Islam

Moreover, some Islamic schools of law, such as the Hanafi, assert that Muslim leaders may abrogate treaties merely if it seems advantageous for Islam.[36] This is reminiscent of the following canonical hadith: “If you ever take an oath to do something and later on you find that something else is better, then you should expiate your oath and do what is better.”[37] And what is better, what is more altruistic, than to make God’s word supreme by launching the jihad anew whenever possible?

Traditionally, Muslim rulers held to a commitment to launch a jihad at least once every year. This ritual is most noted with the Ottoman sultans, who spent half their lives in the field.[38] So important was the duty of jihad that the sultans were not permitted to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca, an individual duty for each Muslim. Their leadership of the jihad allowed this communal duty to continue; without them, it would have fallen into desuetude.

In short, the prerequisite for peace or reconciliation is Muslim advantage. This is made clear in an authoritative Sunni legal text, Umdat as-Salik, written by a fourteenth-century Egyptian scholar, Ahmad Ibn Naqib al-Misri: “There must be some benefit [maslaha] served in making a truce other than the status quo: ‘So do not be fainthearted and call for peace when it is you who are uppermost. – Qur’an 47:35

At the 3:30 mark, this man being interviewed states that the following.

Arabs have believed and continue to believe that they have sufficient knowledge and wisdom and that they do not need to learn anything from others because they appeared on the stage of history, in order to conquer, not to learn, to teach, not to study. This delusion of the Arabs persists to this day, even though the entire world as changed.

The world has changed, but they still believe that it is their duty to teach others, and it is the duty of other to heed them. The truth is that Arabs have nothing to offer others, yet they continue this horrible delusion, this belief in one’s own perfection. The belief that others must learn from them, makes it impossible for them to benefit from modern culture.


There is no debate that Islam states it is the obligation of Muslims to fight perpetual Jihad. However, Muslims are only commanded to fight the jihad when they can do so and win. Otherwise, they live among the kafir or non-believer while pretending to be friendly, called practicing taqiyya.

Muslims believe they are superior to all other groups, and it is just a matter of time before they conquer all other groups. And within Muslims, the most superior is the Arabs.