CURB YOUR ANGER

NOTE TO ALL

This site and our project, “The Muhammad Paintings Collection”, is a serious and honest attempt to understand, to come to terms with Classical, Orthodox, Historic Islam (in short, the words and deeds of Muhammad).  And we do so as Infidels (whom we understand Allah despises) -

There is no second agenda here, no dismissal of groups or individuals.  Our only concern is with Muhammad, the Qur’an and, of course, Allah – and their consequential impact on the (our) world.  Our conversation, via words or oils on canvas, is with them, not with “communities” or individuals.

It seems that everything about Islam (including its 1400 year history) can be reduced to one primary question:  Who is Allah? 

What is Allah’s nature and character.  Is he worth simple recognition, a nod of the head, let alone obedience and worship?

Therefore, this site, and our project, focuses on unfolding Allah’s nature and character – and their consequential fallout upon the world, past and present. 

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Yes, we have reached a judgment.

Nothing will change regarding the relationship between Islam (the House of Allah) and the rest of the World (the Land of War) until Allah changes his nature and character. That is the most urgent civil and political chore before us. 

As for we, standing with brush in hand before the ease (after much prayer and fasting, and honest thinking) we have found that character and nature – that is, we have found Allah – wanting. 

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Along with our honest hard looking about, it is our hope that the Muslim community worldwide will see the wisdom of rethinking the totalitarian foundation of Islam.  It is our hope that Muslims sit down and engaged in our serious and honest discussion, albeit with oils on canvas.  In short, Muslims must task themselves, do the hard work of rethinking Muhammad, of rethinking the Qur’an, of rethinking Allah, himself. 

ADDENDUM: Our apologies for using the third person pronoun for Allah.  He makes no claim upon BEING and PERSONHOOD.  He refuses to receive the claim that he is a personal god, that he is father to anyone. 

Dear Christians, be forewarned, Allah is not a god “who so loved the world” that he gave . . .

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I AM AN ISLAMOPHOBE!

I Fear the Words and Deeds of Muhammad

You have yet to give me a reason not to. 

But, then, can Allah, the non-BEING beyond all BEING and REASON, reason me out of this fear? 

He cannot.  Beyond BEING, beyond PERSONHOOD, beyond SPEECH, Allah is nothing to me - for I am nothing to him. 

Allah is no father to me, I am no son of his. 

Give me a God who muddies His hands and enters the womb of a Jewish Maid of Israel.  I want that God.  I want a God who gives a damn about lost coins and lambs.  Allah doesn’t give a witch’s tit about the very breath I breathe. 

I want a God whose Face I can see.  A God whose lips burns with WORDS, falling like fire upon my tongue, quenching this dread, this fear that God has nothing to say to me.  For it is to me that God must speak.  It is I – I am the lost coin an lamb; I am the whole world that God so loved.

Kiss me with the kisses of thy mouth, for thy love is sweeter than wine“.  Damn gods who hit the high grass beyond PERSONHOOD and BEING.  Damn collectives.  F_ _ k Totalitarian Oneness.

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HERE’S THE RUB:  Islam cannot change until Allah does.  Islam cannot civilize its culture, tame its totalitarian worldview, until Allah civilizes his nature and tames his character.  It all comes down to Allah – not some war on terror, not Jihad or Sharia, not even Muhammad -but Allah.

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HEY ISLAMIST/LEFTIST/FASCIST GUY

(you Three Evils Man, you)

CURB YOUR ANGER. 

THE MISSION OF THIS SITE – LET ALONE OUR PROJECT, THE MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS COLLECTION – IS TO CALL ISLAM TO RETHINK THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD, TO RETHINK THE QUR’AN, AND TO RETHINK ALLAH, HIMSELF.  ONLY WHEN ISLAM SUBMITS TO THIS HARD WORK WILL THERE BE PEACE UPON THE EARTH.

THEREFORE, WE PUT OUT THIS BOLD DECLARATION:  ONLY WHEN ALLAH CHANGES HIS NATURE AND CHARACTER CAN THERE BE A HONEST CONVERSATION BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS; FOR OUR PRESENT TROUBLES WITH ISLAM IS SIMPLY THE UNFOLDING OF THAT NATURE AND THAT CHARACTER.

THE JEWS IN MEDINA WERE SLAUGHTERED AS A BURNT OFFERING TO ALLAH’S NATURE.  THOSE PLANES SLAMMED INTO NEW YORK TOWERS TO REVEAL ALLAH’S CHARACTER.  WHY ELSE WAS THERE SUCH JUBILATION IN RAMALLAH AND GAZA CITY ON 9/11?  THE FALLING TOWERS WERE A KIND OF PRAYER.  THE ERUPTING JOY IN PALESTINE WAS A KIND OF WORSHIP.  9/11 WAS A MISSIONARY ACT OF ISLAM.

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 THIS IS WHY WE PAINT OUR PICTURES. 

OUR OILS ON CANVAS IS A KIND OF UNDERSTANDING – A COMING TO TERMS.

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“Why and How Islam is a Fraud “

(Amil Imani)

Welcome, but Curb It!

CURB YOUR ANGER. 

THE MISSION OF THIS SITE – LET ALONG OUR PROJECT, THE MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS COLLECTION – IS TO CALL ISLAM TO RETHINK THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD, TO RETHINK THE QUR’AN, AND TO RETHINK ALLAH, HIMSELF.  ONLY WHEN THAT IS DONE WILL THERE BE PEACE UPON THE EARTH.

WE PUT OUT THIS BOLD DECLARATION:  ONLY WHEN ALLAH CHANGES HIS NATURE AND CHARACTER CAN THERE BE A HONEST CONVERSATION BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS.  FOR OUR PRESENT TROUBLES WITH ISLAM IS SIMPLY THE UNFOLDING OF THAT NATURE AND THAT CHARACTER.

THE JEWS IN MEDINA WERE SLAUGHTERED AS A BURNT OFFERING TO ALLAH’S NATURE.  THOSE PLANES SLAMMED INTO NEW YORK TOWERS TO REVEAL ALLAH’S CHARACTER.  WHY ELSE WAS THERE SUCH JUBILATION IN RAMALLAH AND GAZA CITY ON 9/11?  THE FALLING TOWERS WERE A KIND OF PRAYER.  THE ERUPTING JOY IN PALESTINE WAS A KIND OF WORSHIP.  9/11 WAS A MISSIONARY ACT OF ISLAM.

 FOR THIS WE PAINT OUR PICTURES. 

OUR OILS ON CANVASS IS A KIND OF UNDERSTANDING – A COMING TO TERMS.

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You really should, read the PAGES on this site.  They’re background to our project, THE MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS COLLECTION.  The clue to the how and why of the COLLECTION threads throughout these PAGES.  Don’t get on my case until you, as they say,”unpack” their content.

Beyond being damn good pieces of work, these paintings (and the COLLECTION of them) are sent out to provoke a point: that there will be no peace upon earth until Islam Rethinks the Prophet Muhammad, Rethinks the Qur’an, and Rethinks Allah himself.  Put all the dogmas and doctrines of the religion upon the table  – and its history – and let the Holy Logos of God have at it: hammering all upon the anvil of Reason and the Natural  Law. 

If Islam is to take its seat among the civilized it must submit to the judgment of being torn asunder for the good of Mankind – and itself.  Especially Allah.  Allah in particular must yield himself to God’s Logos; for all the nooks and crannies of Islam is an unfolding of Allah’s nature and character.  Only be doing so will we be able to get a hold on him; give him a good shake; ask him why he sent Muhammad to Medina to slaughter the Jews – to stream and course that bloody thread all the way to New York City.

Why do they hate us so, we asked on that day?  Because Allah asked them to!

OUR PAINTINGS WILL DO THEIR PART!

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Stay tuned to this site.  It will take time to complete the COLLECTION.  We have yet to finish the PAGES here.  Most are done.  Need to finish the ones on ALLAH, THE QUR’AN, and MUHAMMAD.  Be patient.  Saved them for last.  Wanted to get them just right.  Will be focusing on the QUR’AN PAGE for that’s what’s presently on our easel, “The Qur’an Murders Theo van Gogh (in Amsterdam)”.


Follow the daily and weekly POSTS to see our progress.  When completed it will be a worldview shattering!  Do yourself a favor, visit the archive under the CATEGORY “The Qur’an Murders”.

We will also be posting comments on the next painting, “The Genesis of 9/11: The Massacre of the Jews of Medina by Muhammad”.  Soon our work on that one exxhilerate.

DO PRAY FOR US AS WE LABOR BEFORE THE EASEL.  ENEMIES WILL BE MADE.  WE KNOW THAT.  WILL YOU BE ONE?

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Will the Muhammad Paintings be going to the UK? Will they be welcomed?

WE PUT THE QUESTION TO THE “HOME OFFICE” IN LONDON

When the paintings are completed, that is, when final brushstroke is lifted from last one, the COLLECTION will go on tour.

Exhibition tour will be announced here.  Look for it.

Will we be going overseas – let’s say to Great Britain?  Sounds like fun.  But, then, with the country being so islamizied would we be welcomed?  Would there even be a problem - Geert Wilders like – landing at Heathrow Airport?

Fair questions.  So we decided to put them to the Home Office in London to answer.  Below is a copy of our request.

Also thought it would be helpful to gather the opinions and concerns of various Islamic organizations, both there and state-side. Notified them of our contact with the Home Office.  So far we received one call.  He was not at all pleased.

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HOME OFFICE/ LONDON

NEED A QUICK AND HONEST REPLY.

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Had made a prior inquiry, no response.

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I am an artist.  Currently I am working on a series of oil paintings which I have titled “The Muhammad Paintings Collection”.  See below for titles of the individual works.

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I will be seeking to exhibit them at various venues in Great Britain.

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I recognize that the series’ theme touches upon controversial issues.  No shame or hesitancy on my part in putting a pictorial face on the greatest challenge of our time – whether the West will submit to Islam, or not.

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Of course, I would not be planning for an exhibition in Great Britain if I did not think it would be a success: worth the time, effort and expense.  Yet, at the same time I do not wish to waste that time or expenditure

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If there is going to be a problem bringing the exhibition into the country I wish to know that in advance so I can make a proper and prudent decision.

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Please, do respond – and soon.

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Stephen Golay (Artist)

[ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER REMOVED]


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TITLES OF THE TEN MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS

  • “The Genesis of 9/11:  The Massacre of the Jews of Medina by Muhammad”

  • “The Qur’an Murders Theo van Gogh”

  • “The Mother of Israel with Her Seven Sons on the Temple Mount (God”s Jewish Footprint)”

  • “The Annunciation:  After Announcing to Mary Archangel Gabriel Shut His Mouth:  He had nothing more to say to ANYONE”

  • “The Nativity:  Muhammad Bowing Down to God’s Flesh and the Woman’s Original Solitude”

  • “Archangel Michael Slays the Totalitarian Spirits  (The Three Evils: Leftism, Fascism, Islamism)”

  • “The Martyrdom of the Son of Lukas Notaras for Refusing to be the Sultan’s Whore”

  • “Muhammad Slays Asma bint Maarwan (Poetess)”

  • “The Triumph of Regensburg”

  • “Simply Allah:  Pulling Totalitarian Oneness Down

WELCOME

TRULY, OUR MOST HEARTY WELCOME!

You just landed on the support site for an outstanding collection of paintings.  Epic in both concept and execution.  THE MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS COLLECTION. 

The COLLECTION is our pictorial commentary on the how and the why of 9/11.  If your head thinks “Danish Cartoons”, go ahead. Yet, it’s more than that.

For an introduction to the Collection, and a preview of each of the paintings, head over to the Read This First PAGE, and the Muhammad Paintings Collection PAGE.

Original works are for sale.  Oils on canvas.  Special offer if purchased before completion.  Preparation studies (oil sketches and graphite drawings) can also be purchased.  Contact Artist for details at stephengolay@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Stephen L. Golay (Artist)


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TITLES OF THE TEN MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS

  • “The Genesis of 9/11:  The Massacre of the Jews of Medina by Muhammad”
  • “The Qur’an Murders Theo van Gogh”
  • “The Mother of Israel with Her Seven Sons on the Temple Mount (God”s Jewish Footprint)”
  • “The Annunciation:  After Announcing to Mary Archangel Gabriel Shut His Mouth:  He had nothing more to say to ANYONE”
  • “The Nativity:  Muhammad Bowing Down to God’s Flesh and the Woman’s Original Solitude”
  • “Archangel Michael Slays the Totalitarian Spirits  (The Three Evils: Leftism, Fascism, Islamism)”
  • “The Martyrdom of the Son of Lukas Notaras for Refusing to be the Sultan’s Whore”
  • “Muhammad Slays Asma bint Maarwan (Poetess)”
  • “The Triumph of Regensburg”
  • “Simply Allah:  Pulling Totalitarian Oneness Down”

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TAGS

  • “I have little use for Allah.  I want a God who shows His face, who pours His universal love into particular affections”.
  • “I will adhere to a God who adheres to the Law of Non-Contradiction”.
  • “The Temple Mount is God’s Jewish Footprint”.
  • “Salvation is of the Jews“.
  • “9/11 is Medina Done Over”.

DID I JUST GET MY OWN FATWA?

Why Islam Celebrates Murdering Children

Andrew McCarthy (National Review Online)

WHY WE MUST, MUST COMPLETE THE MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS COLLECTION. AND DAMN THE THREAT OF ANY FATWA.  ALLAH CAN TAKE A HIKE!  FOR DESCRIPTION OF OUR PROJECT GO TO “THE MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS COLLECTION” PAGE.

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Did I Receive My Own Little Fatwa?

Highlighted in RED, no less!  Someone please send me an exegesis.  Thanks.

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For Summary of Our Nine Paintings, go to “The Muhammad Paintings Collection” PAGE.

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Re: Question on images

Monday, August 16, 2010 7:25 AM
From: “London Fatwa Council” <londonfatwacouncil@gmail.com>
To:  “Steve Golay” <@.com>
Good day to yourself,
I understand you enquired whether it is permissible to draw the picture of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in your paintings, which is to reflect upon his words and deeds. Islamic law maintains that it is not permissible to draw/paint a representation of  Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), in any shape or form even if the intentions are good.
Such a course of action is not adviseable, as this would have a detrimental effect on your future travels abroad to the Islamic countries and then having to face charges in the country concerned, if they have the penalty law endorsed nationally. People of religion regardless of race or creed, are an undeniable part of the fabric of the global earth. Therefore, every consideration should be taken to respect their religious view. It is a different matter if the Pope in Rome, or the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish faith or even the grand Mufti of Al-Azhar in Cairo, give a verdict of permissibility, then the matter is within. This is the reason ‘freedom of expression’ is not considered a religious slogan, rather a secular view, which no doubt is in direct conflict with religious ideology. Today, we witness a terrible norm emerging of a quick way of becoming rich and famous, through the attacking of religion, and dare i say it, Islam is at the forefront, of course views vary.
As for the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him), removal of the Jewish community in Medina, such an interjection in history has absolutely no basis. On the contrary the Jewish and Christan communities were respected and their faiths were not attacked. There was absolutely no compulsion to convert to Islam. Rather,  the Jewish community was taken aback by Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him) compassionate and charismatic character. People who wished to leave were free to go and were subject to no persecution whatsoever.

In every society there exist vigilante fractions, who try to hinder the well being of the community due to their own shortsightedness. And such people existed then and were dealt with, only after reasonable and practical options were given to them.  Therefore to suggest the contrary, is an Islamaphobic remark, reflecting an innate jealousy and hatred of Islam. One should avoid such baseless talk, that has no reality in any of the truthful pages of history.
One may choose to smear as much negativity and criticism he so wishes, believing that he is safe from the rath and anger of the angry people. Rather, the individual forgets that the Lords grip on the day of judgement is very tight indeed.
Thank you for your query and I hope I have provided some clarity. Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you require any further advise.
Kind Regards,
Mohammad Yazdani Raza (Misbahi)
On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 9:44 PM, Steve Golay <@.com> wrote:

Good morning,What is the penalty for painting (oils on canvas) the image of the Prophet Muhammad?  This regards a series of works on the words and deeds of the Prophet.The central work concerns the story of the Prophet’s removal of the Jewish tribes from Medina, focusing on the revelatory nature of the event.

Thank you for your quick reply.

Stephen Golay
California

9/11/10: the Day After


GROUND BREAKING DAY

Poor Imam, Poor Daisy – they don’t understand how what’s sitting in California (at my place) will pull down their little Cordoba victory mosque.

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Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan may not have broke ground yesterday for their Victory Mosque at Ground Zero.  But I did – broke ground, that is.

Opened the door.  Walked into my studio and did a bit of groundbreaking.  Not with shovel and dirt but with oils and brushes on canvas.

Broke ground on the epic painting, “The Genesis of 9/11: the Massacre of the Jews of Median by Muhammad.”  The central work of our project The Muhammad Paintings Project.

You lost, Imam.  Standing at the door of the Burlington Coat Factory, shovel-less, here I am (little old me) sketching, dabbing, brushing away.

Next year, on the Tenth Anniversary of the Great Muhammadan Horror over the skies of New York, I will be exhibiting “Genesis” – maybe down the block from Ground Zero – where will you be?

Still,  maybe you can assist.  I’m a bit stumped.

In composing the painting I was not going to show the Prophet’s face as he stands before a heaped up pile of beheaded Median Jews mingled with the JUMPERS of the Towers.

Now I think I will!

But help me out here.  Whose image should I use as a stand-in for Muhammad?  Need a working model.  Any suggestions? Dead or alive will do.

Toss me a passing note, Rauf.  Love to hear from you.  Now’s the time.  You or Daisy never did answer my earlier messages.

Had sent those emails via “AK”.  If “AK” never delivered them you need to pop him a tweet.  Sit him down and ask him what’s up!

Sincerely,

The Artist/ The Muhammad Paintings Collection

For God’s Sake, Please Question the Qur’an.

??? THE KORAN/QUR’AN ???

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The Koran/Qur’an must be questioned.  It’s truth-telling time.  The Koran/Qur’an is not the word of God.  The book is incoherent, irrational, without logic.  Worse, the Koran/Qur’an does not tell a story worth telling, let alone dying for.  Nothing within speaks of that grandest of narratives – of a God who shows his face.

This essay by William Kilpatrick must be read:  “Questioning the Koran”, (FrontPage):

At the Guantanamo Naval Base prison, American military personnel are required to wear gloves when touching the Koran. It’s the perfect metaphor for our official culture’s obsequious behavior toward Islam. Terrorists the world over cite the Koran as the motivation and justification for their terrorist acts, yet journalists and government officials reflexively jump to the Koran’s defense whenever it seems to be implicated in terror. Instead of thinking, “Hmm, let’s take a closer look at that book,” they assure us, on no evidence, that the terrorists have misunderstood the Koran.

Considering that large chunks of the world are sliding into the Islamic camp, it may be time to take off the gloves. We don’t have the luxury any longer of living by pre-9/11 niceties such as “we must respect religious differences”—a formula which has come to mean that we mustn’t even look into them. On the contrary, you respect differences by taking them seriously. And if the Koran is the motive force behind Islam’s militancy then the Koran deserves serious examination, not perfunctory gestures of esteem.

“Why bring religion into it?” you may ask. Well, because religion is what it’s all about. Sincere Muslims believe that God wants the whole world to be subject to Islam. They’re free to believe that, of course, but it would be very much in the interest of non-Muslims if they stopped believing it. If an unbeliever refuses to submit to Islam, Allah requires that his head be separated from his body. In light of this, it seems only reasonable that unbelievers should start thinking of ways to separate Muslims from their faith. We have a—shall we say, vital—interest in encouraging Muslims to reflect critically upon the facts of their faith. We can help them to do this, not by telling them we have deep respect for their religion, but by telling them we have deep misgivings about it. (Read the whole essay.)

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THIS SAYS IT ALL

“If what Puin and Rippin say is correct, then the consequences are again “devastating,” a fact recognized by R. Stephen Humphreys, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, who argued, “To historicize the Koran would in effect delegitimize the whole historical experience of the Muslim community. The Koran is the charter for the community, the document that called it into existence. And ideally—though obviously not always in reality—Islamic history has been the effort to pursue and work out the commandments of the Koran in human life. If the Koran is a historical document, then the whole Islamic struggle of fourteen centuries is effectively meaningless.”   ( “Historical Methodology and the Believer”, Ibn Warraq. New English Review)

 

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QUESTION:  Did the Qur’an murder Theo van Gogh?  Just mulling the thought out-loud here.  In answering it, think I’ll paint a picture. Add it to my Muhammad Paintings  Collection.

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