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Christians Suffer Under Islamic Domination

RadicalIslam.Org reports on Christian persecution:

Radical Islam does not embrace freedom of religion. Christians are brutally tortured, kidnapped, and beheaded for no other reason than their faith and belief in Christianity.

From torturing a couple in Iran for reading the Bible, to a father in Saudi Arabia violently cutting out his young daughter’s tongue and burning her alive for converting to Christianity-the danger is clear and present.

In Iraq, a Christian community that used to have one million followers has dwindled. Across Baghdad terrified Christians remaining in Iraq celebrate Easter while under protection. Today, most of the worshipers are women and children, as many Christian men have either been kidnapped, or worse, killed.

In 2006, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Baghdad, reported a story about a 36 year-old Christian woman, Julie Carlo: “Recently, life for Christians in Iraq has turned into a horror movie.”

In the West Bank, Christian villages have been set ablaze by Molotov cocktails thrown by Muslim neighbors. Predominantly Christian cities such as Bethlehem have become Muslim dominated. Christians have left due to severe and violent persecution. Christian leaders remaining in Bethlehem have dodged multiple assassination attempts.

Watch the trailer of The Third Jihad.

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Islam: More Than Religion

Islam.  Some see it as a benign religion.  They point to Islam’s five pillars:

  • Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad;
  • Establishment of the daily prayers;
  • Concern for and almsgiving to the needy;
  • Self-purification through fasting; and
  • The pilgrimage to Makkah for those who are able

I wish that Islam was limited to these religious beliefs and practices.  It’s not.  Guy Rogers points out in his article, What is Radical Islam?, that there is an “ideology enunciated in the Qur’an and Hadith (sayings and traditions of Mohammed), the holy books of Islam, that sets Islam apart from other religions.”  Rogers says that radical Islam has two key elements:

  • It is a supremacist political ideology that advocates the advance of Islamic sharia law and the imposition of such law on all people. It is totalitarian and imperialistic.
  • Jihad, or “striving,” is an obligation upon the Muslim “umma” (Muslim community of believers) as a central means of advancing and imposing Islamic sharia law.

Mawlana Abul Ala Mawdudi, one of the “fathers” of modern Islamism, said:

Islam is not a normal religion like the other religions in the world…Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any government made by man…The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power in this world that tries to get in the way of that goal, Islam will fight and destroy. In order for Islam to fulfill that goal, Islam can use every power available every way it can be used to bring worldwide revolution. This is jihad. (Jihad in Islam)

If you think that Islam is a religion of peace, you won’t after seeing the long list of passages, which I put on a page in this blog called “Jihad.” The list of passages come straight from the authoritative sources of Islam.  They were assembled by Craig Winn of Prophet of Doom.  I recommend Craig’s site.

14 Centuries of Islamic History and 270 Million Dead People

An article by the good folks at Political Islam.com entitled, Tears of Jihad, reveals that roughly 270 million people have been killed by jihad over the 1400 year history since Muhammad established ‘the religion of peace and tolerance.’  The figures are calculated as follows:

Africa

Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994, p. 188] estimates that 11 million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East. For every slave captured many others died. Estimates of this collateral damage vary. The renowned missionary David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march.[Woman’s Presbyterian Board of Missions, David Livingstone, p. 62, 1888] Those who were left behind were the very young, the weak, the sick and the old. These soon died since the main providers had been killed or enslaved. So, for 25 million slaves delivered to the market, we have an estimated death of about 120 million people. Islam ran the wholesale slave trade in Africa.

120 million Africans

Christians

The number of Christians martyred by Islam is 9 million [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-10] . A rough estimate by Raphael Moore in History of Asia Minor is that another 50 million died in wars by jihad. So counting the million African Christians killed in the 20th century we have:

60 million Christians

Hindus

Koenard Elst in Negationism in India gives an estimate of 80 million Hindus killed in the total jihad against India. [Koenard Elst, Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002, pg. 34.] The country of India today is only half the size of ancient India, due to jihad. The mountains near India are called the Hindu Kush, meaning the “funeral pyre of the Hindus.”

80 million Hindus

Buddhists

Buddhists do not keep up with the history of war. Keep in mind that in jihad only Christians and Jews were allowed to survive as dhimmis (servants to Islam); everyone else had to convert or die. Jihad killed the Buddhists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India. The total is roughly 10 million. [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson,World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-1.]

10 million Buddhists

Jews

Oddly enough there were not enough Jews killed in jihad to significantly affect the totals of the Great Annihilation. The jihad in Arabia was 100 percent effective, but the numbers were in the thousands, not millions. After that, the Jews submitted and became the dhimmis (servants and second class citizens) of Islam and did not have geographic political power.

This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad.

My Attitude Toward Muslims

When speaking out against Islam, I frequently hear corrective responses from well meaning people.  Their criticism is almost always along the lines of the following examples:

  1. I know a Muslim family.  They are very nice, peaceful and I’m glad to be called their friends.
  2. Your comments are condemning over a billion Muslims and only a tiny fraction are extremists.
  3. Christians have committed atrocities also – just look at the Crusades.

I’d like to answer each of the criticisms above in an effort to honestly express my attitude as an outspoken opponent of Islamic doctine.

#1.  I know a Muslim family.  They are very nice, peaceful and I’m glad to be called their friends.

I am thrilled any time someone becomes a friend of a Muslim.  I befriend Muslims every chance I get, but this is irrelevant to the real issue.  The followers of any faith can range from barely religious and unaware of scriptural principles to extremely knowledgeable and surrendered to the doctrine.  Likewise, followers can be gentle and kind, or harsh and insensitive.  The point is that we can’t learn that much about an ideology by having a casual relationship with a few of the followers.  It’s the ideology that I am trying to disclose – specifically the dark side of the ideology – and I labor to educate people so that they won’t be deceived by the smooth rhetoric of organizations like CAIR, whose deep ties to terrorist organizations is well documented.

#2.  Your comments are condemning over a billion Muslims and only a tiny fraction are extremists.

My comments are focused on the tenants of Islam, not the followers of the faith.  I do give examples of Muslims behaving according to those tenants so that people see how the dark doctrines are really guiding some of the most dedicated Muslims.  I am particularly interested in exposing the passages from the Qur’an and Hadith of which most Westerners are oblivious.  There is a very dark side to Islam.  Some Muslims know it and disapprove.  I wish they all did.  The problem is if only 5% of the 1 billion Muslims (a conservative estimate) were extremists there would be a huge 50 million man Islamic army willing to carry out the same kind of atrocities that high profile terrorist organizations are.

#3.  Christians have committed atrocities also – just look at the Crusades.

Yes, Christians did in fact commit atrocities during the Crusades mainly to innocent Jews, but this shameful period of Christian history is poorly understood.  The Crusades were a militant response to Islamic conquests that had spread from Saudi Arabia to Africa and Europe over the previous couple of hundred years.  Islam advanced by warfare (jihad), not because Muslims were spreading their faith by word of mouth as our revisionist textbooks lead young people in the West to believe.  The threat to “Christendom” had become severe enough to inspire a war of resistance.  If they hadn’t gone to war against Muslim armies you and I would be speaking Arabic today, living under the same kind of repressive government we see in every country dominated by Islam.

Assuming that the Crusades and Islamic jihad are moral equivalents is a huge error in judgment. So is failure to recognize the doctrine of Islam, commanding Muslims to conquer the entire world so that there is no other religion but Islam.

And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allah (Alone). But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.) [2:193, The Noble Qur’an]

There is absolutely no such Scriptural mandate for Christians.  On the contrary, the New Testament Scriptures make very clear that our fight is against spiritual forces, not human forces.  Christians who act on the Bible’s instruction, therefore, will fight with prayer and speaking the Gospel to advance their faith in the earth.  Notice the expressed command to engage in spiritual warfare by way of analogy with a soldier’s equipment:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:10-18, NIV)

More history more clarification: When the Spaniards conquered South America, they forced Catholicism on the native people. The so called ‘Christian’  Conquistadors grossly violated Christian doctrine. In contrast, Muslims have obeyed Qur’anic doctrine by conquering foreign lands to advance Islam.  The example of the prophet in the Hadith and the commands of Allah in the Qur’an prove that Islam’s 1400 years of bloody boarders are directly inspired by tenants central to the religion.

Give Islam Freedom of Treason?

I happened to catch a Fox News contributer this morning stating his opinion about the NYC Mega Mosque.  In essence, he said we cannot forsake the Constitution and Freedom of Religion and that’s why we shouldn’t forbid the building of the 13 story Mosque near Ground Zero.

While we should never abandon the principles of our Constitution and Freedom of Religion, we should never permit organized treason to operate freely on our soil.  Missed on many loving, tolerant Americans is that Islam contains doctrines, which mandate the overthrow of non-Muslim governments and the imposition of sharia (Islam expressed in a set of laws).

If Islam was limited to religious beliefs and behaviors surrounding prayer and good moral character, there would be no objection to the NYC Monster Mosque.  If Islam were so limited, it would be true that a very small number of radicals have taken over a world religion.  Unfortunately, Islam is not limited to piety as we understand it.

From the primary sources of Islam, the Qur’an (statements by Allah)  & Hadith (records of Islamic history, including the teachings and example of Muhammad) come principles, or doctrines, which radically differ from the typical Western understanding of religion.  The prophet Muhammad is the highest example for Muslims to emulate and his example included prayer, but also militant conquest of people groups and the subjugation of the conquered to Islamic rule.

The political nature of Islam is missed on the vast majority of Americans.  The political nature of Islam is the reason why there have been bloody boarders around Muslim controlled land for Islam’s 1400 year history.  We oppose the political side of Islam, which cannot be divorced from the whole of Islam without severe damage to the example of the revered prophet and the supposed commands of Allah.

You cannot change the Qur’an and authoritative Hadith.  You will never see the eradication of fundamentalist Islam so long as these books are preached.

We recognize and loath “terrorist groups” like Hamas, Hizballah, Al Quaeda, the talaban, …  We do not yet recognize the larger number of like-minded Muslims, who use politics and the courts to wage the same war for the same ultimate objectives – imposing sharia on non-Muslim nations.

Leading Muslims like Imam Fiesel Rauf, who is spearheading the NYC Monster Mosque, do not use bombs as terrorists proudly do in the name of Allah, but they are engaged in the same jihad, and are inspired by the same Qur’an.

It is critical that we learn that Muslim leaders like Rauf are skilled at deceiving the societies in which they fight.  Rauf and his ilk speak soothingly about mutual understanding, reconciliation and peace, while concealing the fact that they strive for Allah and the establishment of sharia in the USA!

The more we understand about the political side of Islam, and especially the theologically justified tactics for conquering non-Muslim lands, the more we will resist Islam as we would resit Nazism, or any other ideologically driven political movement that seeks to overthrow our government and our freedoms.

Freedom of religion? Yes! Freedom of treason? NO!

See a Collection of Articles on this blog, explaining the Need to Refuse the Proposed 13 Story Mosque at Ground Zero and why your won’t have the least bit of guilt for denying the ‘Freedom of Religious Expression’ to committed political jihadists.

Another comedy team submits to Sharia for fear of violence from Muslims

Penn Jillette – the other half of the Penn & Teller comedy team – was interviewed recently.  As a comedy team, Penn admitted, “Teller and I have been brutal to Christians.”  In the same interview Penn said, “We haven’t tackled Islam because we have families.”

An excerpt from the interview:

  • Are there any groups you won’t go after? We haven’t tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn’t want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I’m not sure. And we haven’t tacked Islam because we have families.
  • Meaning, you won’t attack Islam because you’re afraid it’ll attack back … Right, and I think the worst thing you can say about a group in a free society is that you’re afraid to talk about it—I can’t think of anything more horrific.

Sharia dictates: YOU MAY NOT MOCK THE PROPHET, CRITIQUE ISLAM, DRAW THE PROPHET, OPPOSE ISLAM…OR YOU MIGHT DIE.

I reported on the murder of Theo Van Goeh and the silencing of the South Park episode.

This is how Islam advances.  Islam means “submit” – not “peace.”  Historically, when a society doesn’t submit to Islams dictates then they are forced by violence – jihad.

America is submitting.  I’ll never submit!  I will resist this evil ideology by exposing its totalitarian objectives.

NASA Gone Wild

Daniel Pipes’ article, On Nasa’s Strange Priorities, which was published in the National Review and also on his own blog, criticizes Obama’s overreaching toward the Muslim world.  Pipes writes:

…we did not know how deeply embedded this impulse has become in U.S. policy until this: “Obama’s new mission for NASA: Reach out to Muslim world.” Byron York of the Washington Examiner uncovered an interview on Al-Jazeera in which the head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Charles F. Bolden, Jr., explained how Obama charged him to pursue three decidedly non-scientific objectives:

One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.

NASA, he went on, is pursuing “a new beginning of the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world.”

Reaching out, showing respect, these are great gestures…usually.  At the present time, however, sucking-up to the Muslim world is exactly the opposite position President Obama should take.

Muslims do not think like Americans.  They use bullying tactics in an effort to make political gains.  They should be shown that such tactics are futile with diplomatic maneuvers that communicate, “Uncle Sam don’t play that.”

What does Obama do?  He treats them with favor that is not shown on our closest allies!

When Muslims act with some degree of hostility toward The Great Satan and we make special efforts to appease them, they are emboldened.  They perceive political gain.  They become more confident in their ultimate success.  The result is an escalation in hostilities toward the US.

From what I’ve observed, as long as Obama is president, the appeasement response will be repeated.  Clearly, this is a fast track to dimmitude.