Today, Wednesday, September 10; on his radio show; at about the 8:35+ mark, CST: Glenn Beck told the world that, when it comes to Islam, he is a willful idiot. The reason: he is bowing to the pressure of political correctness. It’s just that it is under a different form. In this case, Beck is trying to keep from being seen as someone who condemns all members of a religion. But make no mistake: however you slice this issue, denying the truth is denying the truth — and Beck is denying the truth. Here are the specifics.Beck made the claim that ‘radical’ Islam is the problem. He said it is not ‘all’ Muslims who are a threat to the Western world: just those Muslims who believe in Shari’a law. So, according to Beck, those who believe in Shari’a law are the problem. They comprise ‘radical’ Islam. All the rest of those Muslims who do not embrace Shari’a law are — according to Beck — ‘moderate’ Muslims and are no threat. The problem is that this shows a gross ignorance of Islam.
Muhammad said that those Muslims who do not embrace and follow Shari’a law are apostates. Muhammad said that apostates are worse than unbelievers and should be killed first.
“…The Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’“
That means those who do not believe in and embrace Shari’a law are not Muslims, and that is according to Muhammad. So, let’s try to understand this critical point by putting it into different terms.
Suppose I tell you that the ‘problem’ is those Christians who actually believe and try to live Christ’s Gospel message of peace and brotherly love, but also keeping His other commands about how to and not to live. Those are the ones who think sex should be within the marital relationship; homosexuality is a sin; theft — even under the name of ‘social justice’ — is still theft; etc.: those are the ‘radical’ Christians. The ones who think that Christ’s Gospel message teaches universal love and all roads go to heaven are the ‘moderate’ Christians. So the problem with Christianity is what Christ actually taught in His Gospel message.
But there is a problem with this view of Christianity. If you take away what Christ actually taught, you do not have Christianity. You have something that may call itself by that name — such as Mormonism??? — but you do not have Christianity. In fact, Christ even tells His followers this will happen:
Matthew 7:22-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [a]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
The same applies to Islam. If you take away what Muhammad said, then you may have something calling itself Islam, but it is not Islam.
Now, I cannot say for sure, but I strongly suspect part of the reason Beck has so much trouble seeing the truth in this regard is due to his faith. He calls himself a ‘Christian,’ yet his faith rejects the trinity. The problem with that is the Apostle John, whom Jesus loved, tells us that anyone who rejects the trinity is the antichrist. You do not get to dismiss this by claiming the Bible has been perverted — as both Islam and Mormons do. Nor do you get to re-define things to fit the language (again, Mormons have done this by redefining Christ, the Father and the Holy Spirit). But, if you have no problem with changing God’s word in this manner, I doubt changing the word of a false prophet such as Muhammad will give you much cause for pause…
Just understand this: without Shari’a law, you do not have Islam! It is that simple. This does not mean every person calling themselves Muslim is bad. It means the problem is Islam — as Muhammad defined it. That is the truth.