Let us think clearly for a moment. How can anyone’s sins, committed over a lifetime, be expunged by one final “good deed,” much less by the sin of mass murder? What court of law would accept that? The murderer would, in fact, be punished for this additional crime. And imagine the hundreds of thousands of trusting Muslims whose surviving relatives pay dearly to have them buried as close to Ali’s [Muhammad’s son-in-law] tomb as possible under the hope that they will thereby gain some greater measure of mercy from Allah….
Nor is this the only deadly delusion that grips Muslims. We have noted that only by killing every Jew on earth can Muslims bring to pass the “last day.” And what is that day’s significance? That is when one’s deeds will supposedly be weighed by Allah in the balance, and if the good outweighs the bad, then one is admitted to Paradise without being a jihad martyr.
Everyone’s conscience rejects such reasoning. What judge would excuse the guilty party from paying a speeding ticket who pleads that he or she had driven more within the speed limit than exceeding it? Or what judge would declare innocent a man who had committed one murder, because he had once saved the lives of two (or even a dozen) people from drowning or from a burning building? To the person who promises never to break the law again if the judge will let him off this time, the judge would surely reply, “If you never break the law again, you are only doing what the law requires. You don’t get extra credit for keeping the law in the future with which to pay the penalty for past sins.”