After a report last week that a bookstore in Canada had sold out of an Islamic marriage guide instructing Muslim men how to beat their wives, more controversial texts have turned up in a different Islamic bookstore in Toronto, according to the Toronto Sun.
The books reportedly urge Muslims to turn the Western world into an Islamic state. They're written by deceased Islamic scholar Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, described in one of the books, according to the Sun, as someone who “provided the present-day revival of Islam with its intellectual foundations”:
“Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation that rules it,” Maududi wrote in "Jihad in Islam." “Islam requires the earth – not just a portion – but the whole planet.”
Maududi’s books carry a common theme of Islam as a revolutionary “ideology and program which seeks to alter the social order of the whole world and rebuild it in conformity with its own tenets and ideals.”
“Jihad,” which he refers to in at least one book as a war against non-Muslims, is in fact “undertaken for the collective well-being of mankind” to establish “God’s order” in the world and create a “just and equitable social order among human beings,” he wrote.
A terrorism expert told the newspaper such material is "problematic" for Canadian national security, but pointed out that Canada's freedom of expression laws generally allow for such content.
“This is highly problematic,” David Harris told the Sun, adding that Canada’s expanding immigration of people from Middle Eastern countries increase the odds of bringing people with radical ideologies into the country. “What we’re seeing now is not even a hint of what we will be living....We’re going to see an expanding of these tendencies.”
According to the Sun, most of the small books are available for purchase at the Islamic Circle of North America bookstore for just $1. A reporter who inquired about their availability was told by a store manager they hadn't carried "Jihad in Islam" in years, following inquiries by Canadian police, but within 30 minutes the reporter found it and ones like it on the store's shelves.
The store manager reportedly became "irate" after the reporter discovered them and refused to comment.
The Toronto Sun has more on the books:
In the The Process of the Islamic Revolution, Maududi wrote that Muslims “should be prepared to sacrifice all prospects of personal advancement in wordily life” including giving up friends and their own and their parent’s expectations to further the expansion of Islamic belief.
“Society, government, law, nation, country, whatsoever obstructs the achievement of their object [of an Islamic Revolution], they should be prepared to struggle against it,” he wrote.
On the other hand, it is “impossible” for Muslims to live under an “alien State System” and observe Muslim beliefs, he wrote.
In Jihad In Islam, Maududi wrote:
“All rules which he considers wrong; all taxes that he deems unlawful; all matters which he believes to be evil; the civilization and way of life which, in his view, are wicked; the education system which seems to him as fatal – all these will be so inexorably imposed on him, his and his children that evasion will become impossible,” he wrote.
As soon as Islam “captures” another state, it will ban gambling and prostitution, outlaw business dealings forbidden by Islamic law and “make it obligatory for non-Muslim women to observe the minimum standards of modesty in dress as required by Islamic Law.”
As The Blaze previously reported, a Canadian jury in January convicted a Muslim husband, wife and son of murdering three teenage daughters and a co-wife in what was termed an honor killing. The trial transfixed the country and prompted a debate about assimilating immigrants.