I’ve heard it said several times on this thread that Islam is at war with civilization. But what does that really mean? What is civilization? To build a civilization, people must be able to live and work together. Rules are established as a framework that everyone is able operate under. Laws based on Judeo-Christian principles provide the framework to allow a society to flourish. The vast majority of people in the USA don’t understand the roots of how this society was established and take this for granted. They don’t understand how unique and special it is.
Islam does not have this moral grounding. It is unfamiliar to them and a concept that they do not understand. This is why their societies remain in the stone age. Christians are referred to as the salt of the earth, meaning that they are the stabilizing moral force preventing lawlessness. Islam is the absence of any stabilizing force.
Islam is at war with civilization. They look at us as weak. All cultures are not equal. Islam is the epitome of evil and the absence of God. Thou shalt not kill is not a principle that Muslems live by. They are actually commanded to kill infidels, not love thy neighbors. Quite the contrast. This is a war between good and evil.
ps - COEXIST bumper stickers really piss me off..