Skip to comments.Peaceful religion isn't spelled I-s-l-a-m: Quran verses contradicting Muslim claims
Posted on 05/26/2004 2:17:56 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
Certainly there are those within Islam who do not subscribe to the atrocities I am about to discuss, but their peaceful practice of Islam doesn't make it a peaceful religion. A peaceful religion is similar to that of Richard Gere and his Buddhist brethren.
Professor Moshe Sharon of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem writes:
Islam was born with the idea that it should rule the world ... Judaism speaks about national salvation namely that at the end of the story, when the world becomes a better place, Israel will be in its own land, ruled by its own king and serving God. Christianity speaks about the idea that every single person in the world can be saved from his sins, while Islam speaks about ruling the world ... quoting a verse in English ... 'Allah sent Mohammed with the true religion so that it should rule over all the religions.' The idea, then, is not that the whole world would become a Muslim world at this time, but that the whole world would be subdued under the rule of Islam ... Wherever you have Islam, you will have war. It grows out of the attitude of Islamic civilization.
Consider: There are about 400 recognized terrorist groups in the world. Over 90 percent of these are Islamist groups. Over 90 percent of the current world fighting involves Islamist terror movements. The vast majority of world terrorism is religiously motivated by Islam.
This includes Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Indonesia, all of the Emirates, Sudan, Philippines, India, Libya, Algeria, Malaysia, Spain, Morocco, Yemen, Syria, Tunisia, Jordan and, finally, what they call the "occupied territory" Israel. Louis Farrakhan is the face of Islam in America. Is his message one of peace?
According to a recent story in WorldNetDaily, "A British Muslim convert characterized an alleged mission to bomb the Israeli embassy in Australia as his obligation to Allah to perform jihad ..." The man went on to say, "As Muslims we are obligated to perform jihad to uphold the laws of Allah, the truth on his earth."
There have been Baptists calling for Hollywood to produce programming fit for family consumption but I cannot point to Baptists calling for Hollywood to be destroyed because it is comprised of Jews and infidels.
There exist doctrinal differences between Wesleyans, Nazarenes and charismatics most notably on the subject of glossolalia but I have never heard these groups refer to one another as infidels or call for annihilation. But true followers of Islam cannot make that claim.
According to Dr. Mark Gabriel ("Islam and Terrorism"), "There are 114 verses in the Quran that speak of love, forgiveness and peace (Meccan verses). All are abrogated by Sudah 9:5, known as 'The Verse of The Sword,' which came later in Muhammad's life (Medina):
Find and slay the pagans [non-Muslims] wherever you find them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them, in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent [convert to Islam], and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, them open up a way for them: for Allah is oft forgiving, most merciful ...
I cannot think of any practicing Catholics I know who would be overjoyed if their daughter married an unrepentant atheist. But I am unwaveringly confident that their priest would not call for her to be stabbed or axed to death for having brought dishonor to the family. Yet, as WorldNetDaily reported in April, that is exactly what a Muslim Jordanian man did to his 8-months pregnant sister. And a Muslim Kurd murdered his 16-year-old daughter for starting a relationship with a Lebanese Christian boy in September 2003.
WND further reported "an anthropologist's study said dozens and probably hundreds of brutal 'honor killings' of Palestinian women and girls ... annually go unreported." Such occurrences have taken place in the United States. Some may try to dismiss or argue away these examples as anecdotal, but they are anything but.
The recent beheading of Nick Berg sickened us, but this act was practiced and sanctioned by Muhammad himself.
In an article published by Barnabas Fund on May 14, "Hundreds of Christians die in bloody massacres in Kano," the Christian Association of Nigeria reported Muslim rioters had murdered 600-plus Christians and burned 12 Christian churches in one night. Pregnant women were "ripped open and their bodies burned."
In Jersey City and Newark, N.J., it wasn't Mennonites or Methodists who celebrated in the streets as 3,000-plus Americans (Muslims included) were murdered.
Every morning of every day we read and hear of atrocities committed by fanatical Muslims. Christians are commonly politicized as being hardcore and fanatical; but decapitation is not Christian theology.
Many Muslims in this country may be peaceful, but apart from the radical activities of groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations, I've not heard a cacophony of their voices. But we should. After all it wasn't Mormons standing on a bridge in Fallujah shouting Allahu Akbar (God is great) while the remains of innocent mutilated Americans burned.
"Consider: There are about 400 recognized terrorist groups in the world. Over 90 percent of these are Islamist groups. Over 90 percent of the current world fighting involves Islamist terror movements. The vast majority of world terrorism is religiously motivated by Islam."
The religion of peace, peacing all over the world, coming to a location near you soon.
"We are fighting 20 000 extremists and a few despots. Period."
I think you need to add to this list of "20,000 extremists and a few despots", the lying crooked liberals who have declared "war" upon the Constitution of the US. Old Teddy's babel and Hillry's shrill are after the same objective as the blood thristy killers, destruction of "freedom".
I have a circa 1850 book written by a scholar during the period he visited the Middle East. The outstanding engraving and caption is a Muslim on a horse: "With the Koran in one hand and their sword in the other".
Can you point out one Islamic country where that is true?
Saudi Arabia - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bibles are illegal. Churches are illegal.
Yemen - Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims and forbids conversions. The Government does not allow the building of new non-Muslim places of worship.
Kuwait - Registration and licensing of religious groups. Members of religions not sanctioned in the Koran may not build places of worship. Prohibits organized religious education for religions other than Islam.
Egypt -Islam is the official state religion and primary source of legislation. Accordingly, religious practices that conflict with Islamic law are prohibited. Muslims may face legal problems if they convert to another faith. Requires non-Muslims to obtain what is now a presidential decree to build a place of worship.
Algeria - The law prohibits public assembly for purposes of practicing a faith other than Islam. Non-Islamic proselytizing is illegal, and the Government restricts the importation of non-Islamic literature for distribution.
Jordan - Has the death penalty for any Muslim selling land to a Jew.
But there are forces at work within Islam itself. Last year, an Iranian scholar stressed out that the surats of the Coran were written in two different cities : Medine, and La Mecque, and that the most violent ones addressed the political and theological situation that prevailed in Medine (IIRC) at that time.
The problem, as you said, is that present Islamic schools, especially in Third-World countries, preach violence and destruction of the infidel. But they could as easily preach the more tolerant messages you will also find in the Coran.
According to Shariah, converts from Islam should be killed. THat is the law and it is the law in Saudi A, Pakistan, Sudan, etc. In Saudi A it is against he law for any citizen to follow another religion. If you wear a cross you can be arrested, churchs/temples are verboten.
You forget Pakistanwhich has had regular slaughter ofChristians and where Hindusare kept as slaves.
Ambiguous central messages? Does the Bible have a different central theme from the Sermon on the Mount????
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary...but why should I believe my lyin' eyes, anyway...a lie repeated often enough...often enough...often enough...
You could find many examples, just as horrifying, of Christian communities or countries making a massacre of Muslims, Jews, and other Christians. Does that make Christianty a criminal religion ? Are these killings ordered by God, G-d or Allah, or are they ordered by mortal men who find in religion a useful tool to further their own very earthly goals ?
What do you mean by "ambiguous central messages" ?
The difference is that those were past aberrations in the practice of Christianity, and Christians soundly reject those practices now. Islam is STILL supporting, or at the least, not condemning the actions of the people doing violence in the name of their religion.
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