Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What is Islam?

Common Ground Rooted in Common Sense

The recent tragic terrorist attacks on Paris have triggered a firestorm of commentary and conflicting viewpoints.  The controversy is dividing our country, once again into a confused babble.  When we are divided, we will be conquered.  This is not a Republican issue; it is not a Democratic issue, or a conservative or liberal one; nor is it a Christian, Catholic, Jewish or even an atheist issue.  We need more rational thinking and less emotion. 

It seems that Americans, with good intentions, can often be so concerned with others’ human rights that they forget to guard and protect their own. We need to defend our country, our homes, our faith.

The ability to empathize with other people is an important part of any good person’s conscience.  However, we can only imagine and project our own feelings and viewpoints on others.  Other people may have a completely different mindset than what we imagine.  They may play by different rules.  They may have different motivations and beliefs than ours.

The recent terrorist attack – and all those before it – did not happen in a vacuum.  Constant conflict in war torn Middle Eastern countries has reaped contempt and hatred for the United States.  They consider us a Christian nation and so they have retaliated in brutal violence against Christians who live in these lands. 

None of us can fully comprehend living in war ravaged lands for years on end.  The loss of family and friends; the heartbreak, the hell of war and bloodshed all take their toll on a culture’s psyche.  Continual war changes nations and their peoples.  They watch their children suffer and die.  Their children are recruited to be soldiers for Allah.  They are recruited to be suicide bombers and sacrifice their lives in the “holy war.”   How can we understand such grief, powerlessness and hatred?

Do we in the U.S. think that these people will be grateful and thankful for the aid we give them?  Do we think that they will respond to our charity - in loyalty and obedience to the laws of our land?  Why do you think they have disrespected and trashed so many other nations that, out of the goodness of their hearts, reached out to help them and bring them into their own countries?

Their game plan is simple and effective.  Migrate and relocate into your enemy’s lands.  Repopulate.  Assimilate and infiltrate their neighborhoods and institutions by whatever means possible.  Set up sleeper cells.  Call for jihad.  Once you have the majority control, use the diya to tax the non-believers into submission.  

Jihad is the force behind Islam. It is the deepest expression of faith. Allah means submission and Muslims have an obligation to conquer and subjugate the rest of the world.  It is a religion for oppressors.  They will kill anyone that is not a Muslim and even Muslims that choose to leave the faith.  Failure to do so is considered an act of blasphemy to their god Allah.  Even co-existing with non-Muslims is considered an act of blasphemy.

Who is Mohammad?
Ironically, the “prophet” Mohammad was illiterate and historical evidence supports the fact that he may have been epileptic because he experienced seizures, fits and visions.  Most people of that day who witnessed such a person would agree they were demon possessed.  He claimed to receive messages from the angel Gabriel.  Ironically, it was his wife that wrote down all of Mohammed’s ravings.  In reality, she was the true founder of Islam though women were given a status between that of a donkey and camel – a beast to be used, controlled and regarded as property.

The fourth Caliph, who was Muhammad's son-in-law and cousin, said just a few years after the prophet's death that "The entire woman is an evil. And what is worse is that it is a necessary evil." 

A traditional Islamic saying is that, "A woman's heaven is beneath her husband's feet."  One of the world's most respected Quran commentaries explains that, "Women are like cows, horses, and camels, for all are ridden." (Tafsir al-Qurtubi)

Bukhari (2:29) - Women comprise the majority of Hell's occupants.  This is important because the only women in heaven mentioned explicitly by Muhammad are the virgins who serve the sexual desires of men. 

Bukhari (62:81) - "The Prophet said: "'The stipulations most entitled to be abided by are those with which you are given the right to enjoy the (women's) private parts (i.e. the stipulations of the marriage contract).'"  In other words, the most important thing a woman brings to marriage is between her legs.

Bukhari (62:58) - A woman presents herself in marriage to Muhammad, but he does not find her attractive, so he "donates" her on the spot to another man.

Ishaq 593 - "As for Ali, he said, 'Women are plentiful, and you can easily change one for another.'"

Ibn Ishaq (693) - "Then the apostle sent Sa-d b. Zayd al-Ansari, brother of Abdu'l-Ashal with some of the captive women of Banu Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horses and weapons."  Muhammad traded captured women for horses.


Islam began in the year 610 where Mohammad and his followers spread “his teachings” throughout the Arabian Peninsula.  Since the cult of Islam is a world religion, let us examine and compare it to Christian scriptures.  Though Islam is the second largest religion in the world with over a million followers, it IS NOT a sister religion to Christianity or any other established religion.  There are many commentators out there, who have never read, studied or known the Christian scriptures, trying to tell people what Christianity is or is not. 

Mohammad claims to have revelations by the angel Gabriel during a neurological seizure. It is interesting to note that seizure can also mean an attack or confiscation.

Satan or the anti-christ can appear as an angel of light:

2 Corinthians 11 (Douay-Rheims Bible)
Paul and the False Apostles
"3 But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted, and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Christ, whom we have not preached; or if you receive another Spirit, whom you have not received; or another gospel which you have not received;  13 For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light."

Test the Spirits

1 John 4 (New International Version)
"1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the
world listens to them. 6  We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood."

Biblical Tests of a Prophet

Matthew 7-15-20 (New International Version)
True and False Prophets
15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."

Jeremiah 28:9
"The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the Lord hath truly sent him."

2 Peter 1:20
"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation."
A true prophet does not give his own interpretation of scripture.  Every prophecy he or she proclaims will agree with already established truth.  If they receive new light, it must agree with the old light God has already given.  

 2 Peter 1:21
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:  but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." A true prophet prophesies in the name of the Lord, not in his own name.

Isaiah 8:19-20
"And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:  should not a people seek unto their God?  for the living to the dead?  To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."

Compare the above teachings based on ancient Judaism and divinely inspired, Christian revelation - to those of Islam which arose from man’s vilest nature.  Islam grew out of the code of tribes and clans that fought one another for revenge and from greed.  Islam combined all the warring clans under one banner and now they fight against the rest of the world.

Who is Allah?
From Muhammad's Quran (Koran)   
They call it the Surah Al-Ma-idah (the Noble Quar’an)
There are more than 100 verses in the Quran advocating the use of violence to spread Islam. There are 123 verses in the Quran about killing and fighting.

Sahih International  Chapter 5, verse 51
O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

Sahih International Chapter 9 verse 29 http://quran.com/9/29
Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah* willingly while they are humbled. *(or diya – the tax of non-Muslims into poverty and submission)

Surah 9:5 “Kill the disbelievers wherever you find them.” This verse, often called “the verse of the sword”

Surah 9:29 "Fight Those Who Do Not Believe"

Quran  3:151 - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority".  This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity  
Quran (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain..." 

Quran (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"

 Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" 

Quran (9:73) - "O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination 

Quran (48:29) - "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.”  Islam gives no quarter.  The world is divided into Muslims and non-Muslims. 

Quran (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way."   Followed by (61:9): "He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist."  

From the Hadith:

Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."
 Bukhari (52:256) - The Prophet... was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan (i.e. Christian) warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, "They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans and all non-believers of Islam)."  

Bukhari (52:220) - Allah's Apostle said... 'I have been made victorious with terror.'

Bukhari (8:387) - Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshiped but Allah'.  And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally."

Bukhari (52:73) - "Allah's Apostle said, 'Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords'."

Bukhari (11:626) - [Muhammad said:] "I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those, who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes."
The Book of Jihad and Expedition (Kitab Al-Jihad wa'l-Siyar)

Muslim (1:30) - "The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah."

Muslim (1:149) - "Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause..."

Muslim (19:4321-4323) - Three separate hadith in which Muhammad shrugs over the news that innocent children were killed in a raid by his men against unbelievers.  His response: "They are of them (meaning the enemy)."

Tabari 9:69  "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to usThe words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.

There are many more.  Do any of these sound peaceful? or Divine?

Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it

The violent verses of the Quran have played a key role in many massacres and genocides.  This includes the brutal slaughter of tens of millions of Hindus for five centuries beginning around 1000 AD with Mahmud of Ghazni's bloody conquest.  Both he and the later Tamerlane (Islam's Genghis Khan) slaughtered an untold number merely for defending their temples from destruction.  

Buddhism was very nearly wiped off the Indian subcontinent.  Judaism and Christianity met the same fate (albeit more slowly) in areas conquered by Muslim armies, including the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe, including today's Turkey.  Zoroastrianism, the ancient religion of a proud Persian people is despised by Muslims and barely survives in modern Iran.

Muhammad was a military leader, laying siege to towns, massacring the men, raping their women, enslaving their children, and taking the property of others as his own.  On several occasions he rejected offers of surrender from the besieged inhabitants and even butchered captives.  He inspired his followers to battle when they did not feel it was right to fight, promising them slaves and booty if they did and threatening them with Hell if they did not.  Muhammad allowed his men to rape traumatized women captured in battle, usually on the very day their husbands and family members were slaughtered. See http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Muhammad/myths-mu-qurayza.htm

Islamic violence is nothing new. This religious, fanatical dictatorship has existed in the world for fourteen centuries.  Research the subject and gain true knowledge about Islam. Study its history for yourself.  Knowledge will lead you to the truth.  And while you are learning about Muhammad, compare his life to that of Jesus.

The Life and Work of Jesus
Matthew 16 (New International Version)
Jesus Predicts His Death
21From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.

Think about it.  Choose your beliefs wisely.

Further reading:

Remember, Jesus was killed for his ministry of Truth.  For an excellent history of Jesus and his times, I recommend the book, Killing Jesus  by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.  (I confess, I was never a big fan of Bill O’Reilly but after reading his well-written book, I had a new respect for him.)

History of Muhammad & Islam

Here is the “big list” of American terrorist attacks by Muslims.  There are many more that have been covered up by our government and media.

Islam is a Religion of War

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