If you read my blog posts, you will no doubt read where I say that – if you listen to them – the progressives will tell you who they are and what they believe. From there, you just need to find the courage to accept them at their word. If you can do that, you will be much better equipped to understand them, and to understand the threat they represent. It is the same with Islam. If you read their holy books, listen to their holy men or just catch them in a candidate moment, they will admit that Islam is what I claim it to be: a religion predicated on violence and subjugation. Here is one of those candidate moments:
Qureshi first asked, “How many of you are normal Muslims, Sunni Muslims.” With only a couple of exceptions, virtually every hand was raised. He then asked, “How many of you agree that men and women should sit separate?”
The questioning continued, “How many of you agree that the punishment described in the Koran and sunna – whether it’s death, whether it is stoning for adultery, whatever it is, if it’s s from Allah and his messenger – that is the best punishment ever possible for humankind – and that is what we should apply in the world? Who agrees with that?”
Again, the vote was virtually unanimous.
“Are you all radical extremists? … No one.”
This is why I say it is not ‘radical’ Islam; it is just Islam – period. Everything about the religion is based on violence toward those who do not submit to the dictates of Muhammad. And this is incompatible with the Western way of life and the Constitution of the United States. Islam is the antithesis of our society.
Now, before I leave this post, I want to mention something that is discussed in the video, and that is the claim that Christianity is no different than Islam. This is not true. In many ways, Islam is the antithesis of Christianity; the two religions are the negation, the photo negatives of each other. For example, while it is true that – under the law – the penalty for adultery is stoning for both parties, this is not true of Christianity. Christ gave us a new covenant. He set us free from the spiritual death associated with the law. Since that time, the law has no hold on us. We are to leave those who insist on sinning (in this case, committing adultery or practicing homosexuality, etc, etc) for Christ to judge. There is no commandment under the new covenant to stone anyone for anything. In fact, if we abide by Christ’s command, we would forgive someone their sin and leave them to God.
If we look to history, we’ll find that this was the basis for the original American judicial system. Our founders held that it was better to let a guilty man go free than to risk injury to an innocent man because they knew God would tend to the matter on judgment day. This is not a matter of opinion, the founders said exactly this – and their reasoning was scripturally based.
Having said this, I would like to make it clear that I do not condemn the individual Muslim. There are many who do not follow the dictates of Muhammad. They try to make a religion of peace out of the commands for violence. It’s just that Muhammad said they are the apostates, not those who wage jihad. This is just another reason I say Islam and Christianity are opposites. Christ commanded us to love each other, even our enemies. Muhammad commanded his followers to kill their enemies – even each other, if they do not comply with Muhammad’s commands. It is Islam, itself, which should be condemned because it imprisons its followers.
In the end, you will have to judge these matters for yourself. But a wise person would do so with the full knowledge of what Muhammad commanded and after taking the majority of Muslims at their word that they follow those commands and do not think this makes them ‘radical.’ If one judges from this understanding, I suspect they will have a much better chance of judging correctly. And make no mistake: the Bible does command that we judge such matters here in this life. Refusing to do so is to disobey Christ.