What no secular political force could do--get warring tribes to find a commonality other than removing each other's heads for the sake of fun and a bit of tribal glory--a religion peculiar to "his" people (the worshippers of his god, "Allah") could at least partially accomplish. Thus, rather than be just another tribal leader out of some whack village in Arabia, he became the great spiritual leader of a new religion. Further, he had a clever plan for his new religion. He would and did go back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Yahweh (Jehovah), the God of both Jews and Christians (although Christians see God as incarnate in Jesus Christ and Jews do not) and "restore the true religion" that got corrupted by Jews and Christians. The way to restoration was to convert or kill--nice program for a peaceful religion.
He provided both a unique religion for the Arabs and non-Arabic Muslims that would direct their hatred toward all infidels (all those who would not bow to Allah) and he would give his forces a built-in enemy--Christians and Jews.
So tell me now, when was Islam a peaceful religion?
Were the Selucid and Ottoman Turks a peaceful people? Were the Islamic Persians a peaceful sort? How did the Assassins get their name? By assassinating folks. The fanciful Arabian Nights saga was about as realistic as a Rambo movie. Only the Rambo movie was probably as violent as most Islamic leaders and their armies.
However, religion has served Islam well as a vehicle to carry out its plan of conquering the planet for Allah. Seems people invent "gods" to suit their mission, rather than searching out and being obedient to God. But that pattern goes back to Abel, Cain, and the mess in Eden. People want a god like themselves. As a whole, they want nothing to do with the God who IS. However, if the United States is going to take on radical Islam, then we must ask ourselves:
What part of Islam is not "radical"? What part of Islam is not "violemt"?
Are the nations of the Arab League openly condemning the acts of Al-Qa'ida? Not really. They silently applaud the heinous attacks on the innocent civilians of any Western culture who travel abroad or stay home, who are vulnerable to terrorist attacks as and when Al-Qa'ida sees fit to blow up someone. It isn't just Jews, or professing Christians, it's anyone from the Western Culture who is fair game now. Transforming Bali from the tropical paradise of tourists' dreams into a nightmare of blood and carnage is a fun sport to Al-Qa'ida.
And where's the outrage from the League of Arab Nations? Where are the apologies profusely flowing from the mosques in America and other Western nations? Umm, either they aren't there or they are a lip service to appease the world and keep an angry and militarily superior Western civilization from making a bit of scorched earth out of the nations of the Arab League and their cohorts in non-Arab but Islamic Iran and Indonesia.
What is annoying, even disgusting, is the attempt of the Western cultures to gloss over the facts about Islam's history and doctrine to keep the oil flowing. That says something about American and European greed and lack of integrity. And it says something about their "political correctness"--this "moral equivalence" thing that keeps popping up and at which our forefathers in the U.S.A. would have cringed in horror. However, all reli- gions are not equal. Jihad is killing people around the globe under the flag of a shadowy Al-Qa'ida that seems to thrive in cells in any nation, but is funded and protected by the religion of Islam and the nations that embrace that belief.
When one hears "radical Islam" it's hardly possible to keep from asking, "which part is not radical?"
Has anyone seen a Buddhist revolution or "jihad" come to pass? Are Confucionists killing people at random? Hindus have a war going on continually but against whom? Islam! Mostly against Islamic Pakistan. For all the contemplative, nonviolent religions in the world that just mind their own business, the nations of the world are willing to say "Islam is basically a peaceful religion." Ha. They're basically the world's oil merchants. However, their history of violence goes back fourteen centuries, so it isn't wise to buy into the idea that it's the West's prosperity that has the Islamics torqued.
The fact is, they've always been a violent people in a violent religion founded by a violent madman!
Now it is evident that Christianity was not always Christian in thought, word, or deed. It is evident that Christianity has suffered much from man's evil nature and has gone far, far astray from what Jesus Christ taught. That is not any justification for calling Jihad a "holy" war. To be holy is to be godlike. Holiness comes from God Almighty. Jesus Christ is holy, though not all who call themselves His followers are. But that is to beg the point and distract from the present evils of Islam.
Just when--when in its fourteen centuries of history --was Islam peaceful?
And if it is a warlike religion, why don't we just declare a religious war and be done with it?
Probably because there's money involved. Man cannot serve God and mammon. Jesus said so, and man has proved it. That's no reason not to declare war against Islam and take out the evil of a really horrid religion.
There are other religions for any "peaceful" Muslims. They can become Hopi, or Buddhist, or whatever. They might even become Christians, and be more zealous for Christ than many Westerners. But Mohammed and his warlike religion designed from the start to obliterate Christians and Jews under the crescent flag? No way is that a peaceful religion.
Notice: This article is not politically correct and makes no claim to such. It's just honest.
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