As we sit and celebrate what should be the most peaceful day of the year, it might do us all good to consider and recognise the nature of those that oppose us, their beliefs and the difference in attitudes to peace and goodwill between ourselves, Christian or otherwise, and the Muslim faithful.
As with all belief systems, whilst there are good men and women amongst the desert religion, there are too many Muslims who are diehard adherents of the Islamists’eleventh commandment “Thou shall not lie or dissimilate (taqqeyh), deceive or cheat (ketman) unless it serves a higher purpose.” And to these devoted faithful, there is no higher purpose in the world than serving Allah’s bidding, as they like it and as they interpret it.
Never, ever forget that the very name “Islam” means “submission,” unquestioning submission to the will of Allah.
Qur’an 33:36 “It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error.”
And in the Quran itself, Allah gives these fellows their mandate: “Cleanse the earth from all kefir (infidels), and help usher in the Golden Rule of Islam over a corrupt world.” This high-purpose strategic goal of Islamization legitimizes any and all tactics.
Qur’an 8:39 “Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah.”
Allah, in his kindness, leaves a bit of wiggle room for the unbelievers. Those who refuse to convert or whose life is spared may live under the rule of Islam by paying poll taxes (jizya).
Qur’an 9:29, “Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.”
These men of Allah are urged to use every “stratagem of war,” to kill and take the disbelievers as captives. The ones they do not kill, mostly women and children, they take as booty of war and slaves. These devotees of Allah have been and continue to be among the most persistent practitioners of slavery.
Qur’an 9:5, “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”
“Every stratagem,” means every stratagem. No heinous act is out of bounds for these savages. They place children, for instance, in the backseat of a car bomb so that it might be waved through checkpoints without inspection. Then, the adults park the car in the midst of a shopping crowd, run out of the car and detonate it with the children inside. Horrific? Shocking? Barbaric? These are the same people who used thousands of Iranian children as minesweepers during the Iran-Iraq war to clear a path for their more valued armored vehicles.
And as for Iran’s mullahs’ unyielding drive to acquire the ultimate weapon, it is in obedience to the command of the Quran. And “terrorism,” abhorrent to the civilized world, is explicitly enjoined on the faithful.
Qur’an 8:59 “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them. They are your enemy and Allah’s enemy.”
And for those who advocate retreating to the safety of “fortress America,” the following warning should dispel their vain hope. Europe is already partly invaded, and America and other infidel lands are next.
Qur’an 13:41 “Do they not see us advancing from all sides into the land (of the disbelievers), reducing its borders (by giving it to believers in war victories).”
It is worse than appeasement to negotiate a “deal” with Muslim leaders because any deal struck with these 'people' is only another ruse for them to further their plans. UN resolutions are nothing more than pieces of paper good for burning, they can pass them all they want, as President Ahmadinejad proclaims belligerently. These Islamists will only follow their 1400-year-old charter of Allah, the Qur’an, the same charter that they hold in one hand while slashing the throat of an innocent infidel and yelling joyously “Allah is the greatest” the whole time.
These are their words, not those of some western interpreter or theologian; this is their aim, their desire.
Does this sound like a Religion of Peace to you? Enjoy your Turkey – but keep an eye over your shoulder. Their belligerence, the slaughter of Christians in Egypt and Iraq and the ongoing mayhem in Sudan does not fill me with hope for the coming year.