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.
AMERICA is the CASH COW for Hezbollah
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
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A very fair analysis…and the increasing economic malaise in Moslem countries seems to be reinforcing the fundamentalists.
Our western elite’s non-believers presently using the Moslems as a political club to beat Christians and Jews may at some point, find they are grasping a serpent rather than a club.
I AM A MUSLIM , IF aNYBODY THINK THAT ISLAM IS AN EVIL RELGION ? CONTACT ME ON MY FACEBOOK: Saif Eddine Ghozzy so we can talk about it
Thank you for stopping by. Certainly many Americans have a number of questions about Islam. It is not presenting itself simply as a religion, but as a totalitarian government system with its own law and disciplinary ideals. You are welcome here, as long as the discussion remains civil! That goes for EVERYONE! 🙂
i think in some way you played with the words to make Islam something different from what it is in reality ,,, but this is your right to think and write like this because till now we did not transfer the pure and good image of Islam.
some people who call themselves Muslim and act in different way from the correct directions and learning of Islam , they will leave Islam with confusing reputation
i hope that we can go beyond our differences and live together without any kind of discrimination .
The same confusion surrounds most who worship God as we see fit. God is an individual & personal revelation, so who’s to say … ?
if Islam is what you really think , why Muslims are increasing every day all over the world ??!!
you judge about Islam without knowing .. what is the Islam ?!!!
Well, let me see … maybe it has something t do with “Convert or die!” Your actions tell me all I need to know about Sharia.
How would you react if you were to see a child coming barefoot and about to step onto a tiny, burning ember shouldering on the ground? Obviously, you would, at once, rush to the child and sweep him off into your arms. And, what a huge sense of relief and satisfaction would you experience by thus drawing him away from the flames!
Precisely, my friend, but I would never kill him if he chose to believe differently than me. You and I obviously believe differently, yet I call you friend. I know my God love you as much as He loves me. If I understand your Koran, that is not how Allah views you and I. This is our great difference and why the fire that threatens you is much more eternal than the one that you threaten me with.
islam100% bukan islam ktp said:
You are the devil, the devil a liar all you say is not true. the sacred religion of Islam is not religion that god naked and crucified
Thank you for your heartfelt comment. One question, if it was Mohammed who credited much of his writing to the devil, how can I be the devil? I respect all who are committed to their beliefs, so I wish you health.
Baber Khan said:
You are not Devil nor you look like Devil. You are Human. But a Human who is abusing the Sacred Religion, Islam. You are not Devil but what that you are doing is like Devil..You are doing Evil.
No Muslim say things like you did for any Religion. Maybe you are affected by those non-Muslims that wear the mask of Muslims and claim themselves as Taliban or Terrorists. There are Taliban who are Muslims but I’m not saying this for those who suicide.
Lets see what Muhammad PBUH had said:-
1) Some people asked Allah’s Apostle, “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?” He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.”
2) A man asked the Prophet , “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?” The Prophet replied, ‘To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know (See Hadith No. 27).
3) The Prophet said, “None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.”
Do you really think that teaching of Islam is Terrorism?
If those militants are NOT genuine Muslims, the rest of you better straighten them out – decry their methods and beliefs, and work to correct them! THEN … THEN we in the WEST will listen, but only THEN!
“if it was Mohammed who credited much of his writing to the devil”
What do you mean by this?
http://www.muhammadanism.org/Quran/SatanicVerses.htm When Mohammed first got started on his scheme, he attributed his “visions” to Satan.
It’s so very obvious that this website is a fake. There is little to no truth in what it says, other than the Qur’anic verses and the meanings have been twisted in some way by the person who read them.
Muhammad (pbuh) said that he was TEMPTED by Satan, not that Satan gave him revelations. Jesus was also tempted by Satan, and so was Moses and Abraham and all the other prophets. Thats the whole point of being a prophet, is it not? To withstand hardships and follow God despite being tempted by Satan?
Please, seriously, stay away from some websites. There are so many people out there who are just jumping out of their seats to spread hate about Islam. Stick to the actual Qu’ran and get your research done that way.
1) Islam IS NOT what Muslims DO
2) The average Muslim is not very religious
3) The average Muslim is ignorant about their faith and contravene its basic teachings (suicide, killing of non-combatants, fighting when they are outnumbered)
4) Allah is the name for God in the Arabic CHRISTIAN Bible
5) Muslims are permitted to denounce their faith with the tongue if their person or property is under threat (takkiyya) – i..e. they are allowed to SAY they are not Muslim if being threatened physically – so Islam can NEVER condone or encourage the ‘converting’ of people to Islam by FORCE as one of the popular theories out there claims. It is simply illogical
“the Quran calls all non-Muslims are unbelievers or infidels.” dear please don’t say something about the holy Quran specially if u hav not read it as wat is stated in the sentence shows that you never talked to a Muslim ASLAN (aslan is an Arabic word written in Anglo Arab) by the way I didn’t read any volume of the holy bible, also terrorists and severed heads are not related Arabs and Russians I think the American citizens shouldn’t take their culture from their movies where the American heroes do it all kill the army read something else beside comics. And I am not saying this cause I hate American movies absolutely I just saw avengers in the cinema. use YouTube see Arab countries see American criminal mind see the documentary that proves that the American government is the one who made the 11th of September aircraft accident don’t believe wat I say go online and c it by ur self it is not and Arabic documentary by the way; thank u for reading
In the Qu’ran, there is no verse that says we must kill christians or people of other faith. Islam is a religion of peace, and just because the extremists of today are going around killing people, why is it that the whole of Islam is hated because of it?
Sure, it says that disbelievers should be killed, but that does not include people of Christian faith. Disbelievers are people of no faith.
Besides, I don’t understand how you people can go around talking like this when it even says the following in the bible;
Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. “The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him.” (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)
Anything to say? All religions have some kind of hatred towards disbelievers, because they are against the fact that there is a God, and for people of faith (which includes both Christains AND muslims, there being a God to worship is the most important thing of faith. Please don’t judge our religion before finding out ALL the facts, and not just pulling out random bits and changing them to what suits you.
Merve, We hear repeatedly that Islam is a religion of peace, but until those who are peaceful believers correct and take control of those that perpetrate violence in Allah’s name, and repudiate that behavior, our distrust will rightfully stand! Like it or not! We never hear Muslim leaders speak out against the violence done in Allah’s name. NEVER! That must change before anyone will believe Islam is a peaceful religion. That includes the violence done to women under Shariah!
You are absolutely incorrect – the Bible tells believers to LOVE their enemies, not hate them. That is not to say all believers are yet perfected, but nevertheless, that is the directive of Jesus! Jesus is NOT Allah, nor is Allah Jehovah. They are not the same. Jesus is the incarnate Jehovah. They are One with the Holy Spirit!
And seriously? The Qur’an also tells us to love everyone. I’m pretty sure all holy books do that.
Yes, there is a very big difference between the Law of the Old testament and the Law of Grace under the New Testament. Under the Law, perhaps more similarly to Islam, believers had to make atonement for their sin annually with sacrifices and offerings. There were rituals and ceremonies involved. The Law was given, the Bible says, to demonstrate our need for salvation. In other words, we are unable to save ourselves, so GOD, in His boundless love, came to earth physically in the person of Jesus Christ. The New Testament, however, is a covenant of redemption through the very blood of the sinless Lamb of God – Jesus – who carried each and every individual sin to the cross, suffered the penalty for such, died, went to hell and took the keys and now reigns in Heaven beside His Father, Jehovah! It is my job, and that of the my brothers and sisters, not to browbeat or bible-belt people into the faith, but simply to LOVE them as Jesus does. I can love you, however, without liking or trusting you. It is a love of empathy, compassion, not of agreement.
Perhaps that helps?
Oh, okay. Sorry, I kind of forgot that your religion was so faultless and peaceful and full of love, and mine is run by a bunch of crackheads. I love you too.
these photos and videos are all false. Because islam says dont kill person. islam is an peace religion… other people is enemy to islam… Allah says to humans: you do goodness, beautifulness and love humans… so other people explains muslim killer, terrorist etc… these are false. İslam is excellent…if you want tranquility in this life you must choise islam opposite the badness, killer, terrorists etc…Allah is one and Hz. Mohammed is servant and prophet of Allah…
Sorry, I’m allegic to Islamic koolaid, but you are welcome to your opinions!
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Islam Against the World … A “Crash” Course
Seems to me, most religions try to improve the behavior of their members and often along similar lines. And most religions are more tolerant of others when they lack political power and a lot less tolerant when they have it.
The tendency of folk to migrate to better places and assert themselves when they can manage it starts before recorded history and goes on today. Such folk have been organized by tribe, language, religion and other factors and those receiving migrations defend their own, seeing the newcomers (correctly) as a threat.
The West is weakening, that’s (once again) opportunity for Latin Americans, Moslems etc. Move on now, nothing to see here, just a little history repeating as usual…and a little blood to go with…
Human nature doesn’t change! We have the ability & the choice to behave according to our base needs & instincts OR we can choose to behave acccording to something higher … but we are still human, yes. As such, we – as have other civilizations – have the opportunity to read the roadmap laboriously created by the Founding Fathers OR capitulate again to those base instincts and fade into history as a tiny yet glorious footnote we were unable to sustain! GOD,how I pray enough rise to the occasion! 🙂
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Muslims are allowed to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them. The two forms are:
Taqiyya – Saying something that isn’t true.
Kitman – Lying by omission. An example would be when Muslim apologists quote only a fragment of verse 5:32 (that if anyone kills “it shall be as if he had killed all mankind”) while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse (and the next) mandate murder in undefined cases of “corruption” and “mischief.”
PROUD TO BE AN INFIDEL
islam is a very very good and pure religion and its not hate others ,pls dont say wrong
Then stop killing people in the name of Allah!
yasser samy said:
A defending reply can take years of studying and researching . But what I recommend who like to talk about ISLAM , know if he or she is on the right way ,or choose a religion which cannot separate him or her from living the joyful life , gain Allah’s pleasure and the heaven and live balanced . ISLAM is more than praying in MASAGED ( mosques ) and fast in RAMADAN , It is a way of life integrated from God – the Almighty – which is the healthiest of any laws crafted by humans . Creator – the Almighty – knows us more than ourselves, and closer to the fetus from the jugular vein, so we ,the muslims , comply with the orders of Allah – the Almighty – . I do not say that the meaning of being Muslim that you cancel your mind, on the contrary, Islam is deals with humans , his mind , spirit and his heart and his freedom and his role in society, morals and manners and all these things that we and known by Allah alone – the Almighty – . And ISLAM respects the human beings nature . And ISLAM makes you think in a different way , feel different , know things that you haven’t ever known or you were thinking about them . In brief , ISLAm purify who embraces it and take it seriously from every bad thing , to make him or her pure to live Eternally in the heaven . And the Heaven is a place where you wish to sell the world to spend just a moment in it . Imagine any beautiful place on this planet cannot be a thing in the beauty of the heaven . There , what no eye seen and no ear heard . The joyful activities we do , cannot be a thing in the heaven because you will have what you want and there are many others which you’ve never ever, just, heard about .
I am glad for you if Islam gives you the joy you refer to, but until Islam stops killing non-Islam, it will be vilified and condemned as a government/religion of hate!
My God – Jesus – is a God of love, Almighty-yes, but a God of love.
Just a small advice ., Don’t juge islam when you don’t know islam . And watching 3 non-muslim videos Does Not mean you know Islam ;))
When I hear a Muslim publicly renounce the violence in the name of Islam, THEN, and only then will I consider Islam something other than a violent, hateful lie perpetrated upon an ignorant and angry people! Shalom!
Well, I cannot deny that this is indeed the image one would get in the west about the religion of Islam. However, you have obviously not researched the topic much.
One of the most well known Islamic sayings is “There is no hatred in religion.” In other words, you cannot force anyone to believe in anything. People/countries/rulers who enforce “Believe or die” are NOT following Islam. They are merely following what they THINK is Islam. So just like most of the westerners, some Muslim also have a distorted image of Islam.
I am sad to say that now violence is associated with Islam. But who is to blame for that but the extremists who believe that all those who oppose them should suffer? These are the ones with a truly distorted image of Islam. They claim they do this in the name of Islam and for Allah (God) and for the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) but they have forgotten that that is NOT what Islam, Allah and Mohammed stand for. Allah is merciful and kind. Mohammed was patient and understanding. They represent Islam. A merciful, kind, patient and understanding religion. Not a religion based on death, destruction and oppression of women.
Let’s also not forget that this “Believe or die” idea was used by the Spaniards against the Aztecs. The Aztecs were tortured to death if they did not renounce their Gods and believe in Jesus Christ (I took this in 5th Grade at an English School and was taught by an English Christian teacher in case any of you would think “Oh a Muslim must have taught her that”). You may say this was thousands of years ago and Christians are no longer like this. I will agree and say that a thousand years ago Islam was nothing like what you see today.
And who could forget Hitler, a Christian Catholic, and what he did to the Jewish Community in Europe – the Holocaust.
On another note, has anyone heard about the Bosnian Genocide? This was an “Ethnic Cleansing” done against Bosnian Muslims, where Muslim men and boys will killed and Muslim women and girls were raped and murdered by Bosnian Serb forces, lead by Ratko Mladić, an Orthodox Christian.
How much “Love” was in all this? Yet, I do not judge Christians based on this. The mistakes made by a few morally corrupt extremist leaders in history who fought “for Christianity” or against any other religion does not mean Christianity is based on violence and murder. I did not wait for Christians to “publicly denounce violence” to make my own judgment. Now that Islam is going through this phase in history, where many extremist morally corrupt leaders are ruining the image of Islam, I urge you not to judge Islam based on the current leaders/regimes either.
So please do research the topic further. A good researcher will not rely on only 2 anti-Islamist websites to do their research.
As I have said to previous Muslims who stop by to defend Islam … Until the moderates take a public stand against the ruthless violence perpetrated by Islam around the world, I will not accept your position. Until the “radical element” is publicly denouced by moderates, you will be seen as one!
Muslims all over the world have made a stand against it… you’re just too focused on those who haven’t to notice anything else. Those who have contributed to your blog alone seem to be “publicly denouncing violence” (and also publicly announce that you are the “devil” – I apologize but I don’t get what was with that? That made no contribution at all.) What did you expect? Someone to go on TV and say “we, as Muslims, publicly denounce violence”? If that is really what you are expecting then what was the point of this blog? For a bunch of anti-Islamists to get together and have an anti-Islamic club? Well, the turn out of pro-Islamists was greater than the turnout of anti-Islamists. Sorry your club didn’t turn out to be as full of hatred as you wished it would.
I’s also like to add that I never said I was Muslim. Again you are jumping to assumptions and conclusions. Just because I seem to know so much about a religion does not make me a believer. I happen to have had studied many different religions and beliefs and I respect every one of them including Islam. I oppose those who generalize and stereotype based on a few idiots in history.
This isn’t really much of a discussion. You are just sticking to your stereotyping and not really doing much to contribute to your own blog. Thanks anyway 🙂
It is a common misconception with some non-Muslims that Islam would not have millions of adherents all over the world, if it had not been spread by the use of force.
The following points will make it clear, that far from being spread by the sword, it was the inherent force of truth, reason and logic that was responsible for the rapid spread of Islam.
Islam has always given respect and freedom of religion to all faiths. Freedom of religion is ordained in the Quran itself:
“There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong.” (Quran 2:256)
The noted historian De Lacy O’Leary wrote: “History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.”
The famous historian, Thomas Carlyle, in his book Heroes and Hero worship, refers to this misconception about the spread of Islam: “The sword indeed, but where will you get your sword? Every new opinion, at its starting is precisely in a minority of one; in one man’s head alone. There it dwells as yet. One man alone of the whole world believes it, there is one man against all men. That he takes a sword and tries to propagate with that will do little for him. You must get your sword! On the whole, a thing will propagate itself as it can.”
If Islam was spread by the sword, it was the sword of intellect and convincing arguments. It is this sword that conquers the hearts and minds of people. The Quran says in this connection:
“Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best.” (Quran 16:125)
The facts speak for themselves
· Indonesia is the country that has the largest number of Muslims in the world, and the majority of people in Malaysia are Muslims. But, no Muslim army ever went to Indonesia or Malaysia. It is an established historical fact that Indonesia entered Islam not due to war, but because of its moral message. Despite the disappearance of Islamic government from many regions once ruled by it, their original inhabitants have remained Muslims. Moreover, they carried the message of truth, inviting others to it as well, and in so doing endured harm, affliction and oppression. The same can be said for those in the regions of Syria and Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, North Africa, Asia, the Balkans and in Spain. This shows that the effect of Islam on the population was one of moral conviction, in contrast to occupation by western colonialists, finally compelled to leave lands whose peoples held only memories of affliction, sorrow, subjugation and oppression.
· Muslims ruled Spain (Andalusia) for about 800 years. During this period the Christians and Jews enjoyed freedom to practice their respective religions, and this is a documented historical fact.
· Christian and Jewish minorities have survived in the Muslim lands of the Middle East for centuries. Countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan all have significant Christian and Jewish populations.
· Muslims ruled India for about a thousand years, and therefore had the power to force each and every non-Muslim of India to convert to Islam, but they did not, and thus more than 80% of the Indian population remains non-Muslim.
· Similarly, Islam spread rapidly on the East Coast of Africa. And likewise no Muslim army was ever dispatched to the East Coast of Africa.
· An article in Reader’s Digest ‘Almanac’, yearbook 1986, gives the statistics of the increase of the percentage of the major religions of the world in half a century from 1934 to 1984. This article also appeared in The Plain Truth magazine. At the top was Islam, which increased by 235%, while Christianity had increased by 47%. During this fifty-year period, there was no “Islamic conquest” yet Islam spread at an extraordinary rate.
· Today the fastest growing religion in America and Europe is Islam. The Muslims in these lands are a minority. The only sword they have in their possession is the sword of truth. It is this sword that is converting thousands to Islam.
· Islamic law protects the privileged status of minorities, and that is why non-Muslim places of worship have flourished all over the Islamic world. Islamic law also allows non-Muslim minorities to set up their own courts, which implement family laws drawn up by the minorities themselves. The life and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered sacred whether they are Muslims or not.
It is clear, therefore, that Islam did not spread by the sword. The “sword of Islam” did not convert all the non-Muslim minorities in Muslim countries. In India, where Muslims ruled for 800 years, they are still a minority. In the U.S.A., Islam is the fastest growing religion and has over six million followers.
In his book The World’s Religions, Huston Smith discusses how the prophet Muhammad granted freedom of religion to the Jews and Christians under Muslim rule:
The Prophet had a document drawn up in which he stipulated that Jews and Christians “shall be protected from all insults and harm; they shall have an equal right with our own people to our assistance and good offices,” and further, “they shall practice their religion as freely as the Muslims.”
Smith points out that Muslims regard that document as the first charter of freedom of conscience in human history and the authoritative model for those of every subsequent Muslim state.
Sorry, HISTORY (His – Jesus’ Story) reveals the heart and blood of Islam. Every place islam goes, blood and violence rule and reign! I defy you to provide evidence to the contrary here. What BLESSINGS have come from Islam?
“ISLAM AGAINST THE WORLD”. So very true. So very sad. All reminiscent of Muhammad’s ancestral paternal forebear, Ishmael, who was noted as, “a man who set himself against all men, with all men set against him.” (Genesis 16:11,12) The Messiah, Christ, said to His Disciples, “The hour is coming when the one who kills you will think he is doing a holy duty for God. I have told you this so that when the time comes, you will remember that I told you.” (John 16:2-4) Islam, without doubt, was founded upon a lie. It was established in the world by Muhammad who fell victim to the promptings of an ‘angel’ masquerading as the Archangel Gabriel who appeared to the virgin Mary telling her she was to be mother to the SON OF GOD (Luke 1:35) whose religion would last “all days till the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:19,20) This was also the prophecy of Daniel in the Jewish Old Testament Scriptures. (Daniel 2:44 & 7:13,14) Muhammad’s masquerading ‘angel’ (2 Corinthians 11:14) told him that the Jewish-Christ-Messiah, Son-of-Mary, was “NO MORE THAN AN APOSTLE” (Koran 5:75) See: http://www.islamandthemessiah.com