Friday, September 01, 2006

The Top 10 Reasons Why Islam Isn’t Exactly A 'Religion of Peace'...

Religion of PeaceDon Feder humbly offers The Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Quite Possible That Islam Isn’t Exactly A Religion of Peace: (shortend below by yours truly)
10. Islam is Bent on Global Conquest

If you don’t get it, you’re not paying attention. Or, perhaps your religion (liberalism) blinds you to the truth.

Islam is: A) A religion of peace B) A religion of rest in peace C) A religion that leaves you in pieces or D) A religion that wants a piece of what you have now -- the rest later?

9. Where Have All The Moderate Muslims Gone -- Long Time Passing?

If someone slaughtered hundreds of innocents in the name of Christianity, everyone from the Pope and Billy Graham to your parish priest or local pastor would denounce the crime as an obscenity - without reference to the fall of Constantinople.

Occasionally, we’ll hear from a Muslim not mired in the Dark Ages. Usually, they’re wondering where all of the other moderate Muslims are. One is Irshad Manji, a fellow at Yale University and the author of "The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith."

Ms Manji can author such a book while safely ensconced in New Haven. If she wrote a book suggesting - or even hinting - that Islam is less than perfection, while residing anywhere in the Muslim world, she’d be dead. In fact, in many parts of the Islamic world, a woman can get in serious trouble for reading a book.

8. Islam isn’t Minority Friendly

In Freedom House’s 2006 Global Survey, of the 8 countries with the worst human rights records, 5 are Muslim - Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Libya, Syria and Sudan. The other three - Cuba, North Korea and Burma - are communist dictatorships. Cuba and North Korea are frequently aligned with radical Muslim regimes.

Which would you rather be - a Muslim living in Tel Aviv or a Jew living in Tehran? A Coptic Christian in Egypt or an Egyptian Muslim in Rome? An Orthodox Serb in Muslim Kosovo or a Turk in Germany?

Islam has the concept of the dhimmi (non-Moslem living under Islam), which is several steps below blacks in the Jim Crow South - though slightly better than Jews in Nazi Germany.

What you need to know about the 'religion of peace'7. When a Young Muslim Becomes More Involved with His Religion, His Thoughts Often Stray to Suicide Bombing

Converts to a cause are usually the most enthusiastic. Paul became Christianity’s first missionary and foremost proselytizer.

Converts to Islam frequently end up shooting total strangers (John Muhammad and Lee Malvo), try to detonate planes with explosives in their shoes (Richard Reid), fight against their country (American Taliban John Walker Lindh) and frag fellow GIs (Hassan Akbar ). When was the last time you heard of a Jewish convert going after civilians with a high-powered rifle, or a Catholic convert waging jihad to avenge Thomas Moore?

Religion usually makes people better (kinder, more compassionate and more tolerant). The religion of peace is the exception to the rule. You might say Islam is to religion as rap is to music.

6. Generally, the More Muslim a Nation, the More Lunatic and Dangerous It Is

Think Iran. Think Saudi Arabia. Think Afghanistan while the Taliban was in power.

Think of the fate of women in these regimes – consigned to the status of breeding stock. Think of their attitudes toward democracy, civil liberties and minority rights – No way, Jamal.

As a rule, the more a nation is governed by Islamic law and customs, the more it hates the West, supports terrorism (Iran’s support for Hezbollah, Syria's support for Hamas, Al Qaeda training camps in Taliban Afghanistan. Radical mosques in the US financed by the Saudis), and covets weapons of mass jihad (witness Iran’s nuclear program).

Far from making rulers more enlightened, Islam specializes in the mass production of Ayatollah Khomeinis, Osama bin Ladens, Mullah Omars, Hafez Assads and Saddam Husseins.

CBT link5. Public Opinion In The Muslim World is Scary

Muslim public opinion can be summarized as acid hatred, chauvinism and revenge fantasies - leavened with paranoia. In the 5 years since 9/11, polls consistently show that, irrefutable evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, worldwide, a majority of Muslims believe the World Trade Center attack couldn’t possibly have been committed by Arab Muslims.

Naturally, they attribute the crime to "Zionists." If someone wrote a book titled "How To Fly a Plane Into A Skyscraper Whilst Using Human Blood To Bake Matzos: A Zionist Training Manual," it would top the Tehran Bestsellers List.

4. Islam is Virulently Anti-Semitic

Jews have been described as the miner’s canary of the world. Those who start with the Jews never stop there. The 20th century’s mass murderers – the Nazis and communists – saw Jews as a special threat. Hitler killed 6 million Jews – as well as millions of non-Jews.

The Koran connects genocide to the end times: "The last hour will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, so Jews will hide behind stones and trees and the Stone and the tree will say ‘O Muslim, ‘O servant of God! There is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.’" Muhammed called Jews "the descendants of apes and pigs."

Jew-hatred is a staple of Muslim rhetoric.

Muslims really have a hard time deciding whether the Holocaust: 1) Never happened 2) Is grossly exaggerated or 3) Didn’t go far enough.

3. For Muslims, Violence and Threats of Violence Are Always the First Resort to Any Perceived Insult or Injury

Recall the Muslim response to Danish cartoons of their beloved prophet. The Danish embassy in Beirut was burned to the ground. There were death threats against the cartoonists and the editors of papers that published the cartoons. (In London, protestors held signs proclaiming "Those who insult Islam should die" and "Europe is a disease. Islam is the cure.")

In rioting in Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 139 died. Protestors were particularly offended by the implication of the cartoons – that Muhammed and his religion encourage murder and mayhem. The irony of "They say Islam promotes violence? For that they should die!" was lost on demonstrators.

2. Muslims Don’t Play Well with Other Children

Wherever there’s religious bloodshed anywhere in the world, it’s invariably Muslims versus someone else. Could this be a coincidence?

Israel, Gaza and Lebanon - Muslims verses Jews.
Kashmir - Muslims vs. Hindus.
Kosovo/Bosnia - Muslims vs. Serbian Orthodox.
Nigeria, the Sudan - Muslims versus Christians.
Indonesia - Muslims vs. Christians.
Myanmar - Muslims vs. Buddhists.
The Northern Caucuses - Chechen Muslims against Russia Orthodox, and so on.

Inquiring minds want to know why the "religion of peace" can’t behave peaceably with any other religion.

Answer: Islam remains what it was at its beginning 1,300 years ago - a violent, expansionist faith that will tolerate no competitors. What other religion has the concept of jihad (holy war) - the notion that if you die fighting for Allah you get 72 virgins (exhausting as that must be) in Paradise? Muhammed started by eliminating the competition - annihilating Jewish tribes in the Arabian Peninsula. More than a millennium latter, it’s still business as usual for his successors.

1. While It’s Certainly True that Not All Muslims Are Terrorists, It’s Equally True that Most Terrorists Are Muslims

What other religion condones savagery committed in its name? Jesus said turn the other cheek. Muhammed said cut off the other guy’s cheek. The Torah says show kindness to strangers. The Koran says: If you can’t convert them, kill them.
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