Islam, the religion of peace, until SHARIA LAW takes over. Then, there can be only 2 choices:
1. repent and embrace Islam, or die
2. life the subjugated life of the “infidel” – maybe
The five Pillars of Islam are as follows:
- Faith or belief in the Oneness of God [not identical to Jehovah / Jesus] 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.
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“There is none worthy of worship except God
and Muhammad is the messenger of God.”
This declaration of faith is called the Shahadah,
a simple formula that all the faithful pronounce.
The significance of this declaration is the belief
that the only purpose of life is to serve and obey God,
and this is achieved through the teachings and practices
of the Last Prophet, Muhammad.
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Problem seems to be the warring tribes, various offshoots of Islam, just like the many denominations of Christianity, but – for the most part – Christian tribes are not at war with the rest of the world. Although certainly numerous crimes have been committed in the name of Christianity, most people recognize those perpetrators as “outlaws” of the faith, portraying a skewed Biblical message. Not all Muslims are violent or prone to jihad, but until the peace-loving Muslims take control and correct the tenets of their “faith,” the murderous jihads will continue, and the WEST – particularly the USA needs to educate itself about who and what Islam really is! Deal with it!
At some point, however, the WEST needs to realize Islam is NOT simply a religion, but a political system with it’s own religion and its own laws. In contrast, the Quran calls all non-Muslims are unbelievers or infidels. The treatment of the infidels in Islam is divided into two categories. The polytheists, pagans, idolaters and heathens have the choice of converting to Islam or suffer death. The Jews and Christians, whom the Koran calls people of the book, can retain their religion but on the sufferance of accepting humiliation and subjugation to Islam and payment of Jizyah (poll-tax) to the Islamic rulers.
Now I do not claim to be knowledgeable on this topic, but I know a couple EXCELLENT websites to check. I read them almost daily Christians. One is Bare Naked Islam. Another is Creeping Sharia. I highly recommend these websites for information of issues O ilam interest. For decades, Islamic hatred has been focused on Israel, but now, it is bleeding over to those who share the Abraham’s paternity - the Christians.
In its latest move to effect religious cleansing in Africa’s largest country, Boko Haram — the Nigerian Islamist movement that claimed responsibility for the deadly Christmas Day bombings of a Catholic church, an evangelical church, and three police stations — is now reportedly warning all Christians in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north to evacuate by Friday or else face new attacks. It also vowed to confront Nigerian troops sent to quell four of the northern states it has targeted with violence.
Catholic archbishop John Onaiyekan, of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, appealed for help. “It’s a national tragedy. We are all unsecured. It’s not only Catholic. Today it’s us. Tomorrow we don’t know who it will be,” he said. Nigeria’s Catholic bishops report that some 200 individuals, mostly Catholic worshippers, were killed in the coordinated Christmas bombings.
According to the Vatican news agency Fides, Nigeria’s Catholic bishops called on Islamic leaders to speak up and take measures to end the violence. On behalf of the bishops, Archbishop Ade Job, president of the Episcopal Conference of Nigeria, issued a desperate plea: “Members of the Boko Haram sect have claimed responsibility for this shameful crime against God and humanity. We use this opportunity to call on our peace-loving Muslims, especially their leaders from the political, economic, social, and religious spectrums, not only to publicly denounce these acts, but for their own good and good of Nigeria . . . to do everything positive to end this movement.”
So far, this plea has been met with silence from Nigeria’s Sunni religious leaders. No doubt some are afraid that they too will become targets if they dissent from Boko Haram’s dictates.
Western analysts debate whether, as U.S. AfriCom commander Gen. Carter Ham asserts, Boko Haram is linked to al-Qaeda, or is, as stated by others, a diffuse group of local Sunni Muslims. In any event, former U.S. ambassador John Campbell, now an expert with the Council on Foreign Relations, who takes the latter view, said that a group calling itself Boko Haram could very well launch the cleansing campaign as threatened…READ MORE
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By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Africa and Asia
AKARTA/ABUJA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)– North Korea leads a list of nations where “Christians face the most severe persecution”, but “Muslim-majority” countries represent nine of the top 10 amid spreading Islamic extremism around the world, a major Christian watchdog said in comments obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, January 5.
The group, Open Doors, said its annual World Watch List (WWL) placed the Communist-run nation at the top spot for the “10th time” as North Korea built a “bizarre quasi-religion” around the country’s founder Kim Il-Sung. Anyone with “another god” is automatically persecuted, Open Doors said. Up to 400,000 Christians are believed to worship underground, while up to 70,000 Christians are held in “ghastly prison camps”, according to rights investigators.
“How the death of Kim Jong-Il last month and the coming to power of his son Kim Jong-Un will affect the status of Christians in North Korea is hard to determine at this early stage,” explained Carl Moeller, who leads the Open Doors USA branch of the international group serving “persecuted Christians” worldwide… CONTINUE READING
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Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has become a face of the persecuted around the world. Since 2009, the Iranian regime has imprisoned Pastor Nadarkhani under the threat of death for his faith in Jesus Christ. His story has illuminated the plight of so many others who also face persecution for their faith…CONTINUE READING