Days after 9-11, Pres. George Bush did a complete about face. He called off his “crusade” and pronounced Islam a “religion of peace.” The left was ecstatic. They grabbed the “religion of peace” rhetoric and took off running, propagandizing ignorant Americans with a sugar coated version of Islam that has so much in common with Christianity. Inner faith groups popped up almost over night pushing their multiculturalism and diversity agenda on the American public with a sinister glee. Even Catholic priests jumped on the band wagon offering their churches for Muslim prayer and inviting Muslims to celebrate Eid on church property.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing, Muslims are, and they know how to play on the hearts and minds of naive Americans; using deceit (Taqiya) and fantasy to create acceptance of a religion that hates the West to its very core. Maybe the Church and Inner faith groups think its chic doing what they are doing but there is nothing chic about Islam. Its a religion of hate and regression. To pass it off as something else is not only deceitful, its dangerous.
Unfortunately, Bush was given the wrong information about Islam because there is nothing peaceful about it. And, there absolutely no commonalty between Islam and Christianity. The “open arms” to Islam as a brother religion is nothing but a lie and its this type of lie that will bring ruin to Western civilization.
Both Islam and Christianity are touted as “Abrahamic” religions. Not true. Mohammed incorporated a lot of Christian and Judaic stories and traditions into his faith. But those borrowed traditions and stories were meant to legitimize Islam, nothing more. The main engine driving Mohammed’s faith is Arab paganism.
Jesus was a Jew so lots of Judaic principles, stories were incorporated into Christianity via the Old Testament. Byt the driving force behind Christianity is Zoroastrianism/Mitraism. The Trinity, the Holy Spirit, Holy communion, resurrection, original sin, the Messiah, heaven, angels, the lamb of God who will take away the sins of the world, and life everlasting are Zoroastrian/Mithraic. Painters throughout the centuries have depicted Jesus with a halo behind him- the halo represents the sun which is the symbol of Christianity. This is why Christians worship on Sunday- the day of the sun instead of the sabbath.
The Arabs were a people who lived a harsh life in the desert and so resorted to plundering and pillaging towns that bordered their territory to keep from starving. Over time, they became so aggressive in their raids, the Persians and Byzantines were forced to pay them vast amounts of money to keep them quiet. Theirs was a barbaric life that was lived by the sword. Even their women, it was claimed by ancient Persian historians, were just as mean as their men. It was this barbarism that Mohammed incorporated into his faith. Religion is a reflection of culture and Islam is most definitely a reflection of Arab culture just as Christianity is a reflection of Western culture. Islam’s symbol of the crescent moon was derived from the Meccan deities which were borrowed from pre-Islamic cultures. The symbol of the crescent moon prevalent in ancient Mesopotamia. can be found in many pre Islamic Persian artworks.
Liberals/ Leftists claim to believe in equality, and the Muslims saw an opportunity and jumped on it playing the part of a misunderstood victimized people. The irony is Muslims were never the victims, they were the victimizers. And they don’t believe in equality. They see themselves as being superior to all. So, equality between Christians and Muslims is a lie for Christians are considered a degree below a muslim and therefore are looked upon as sub human. Only Muslims are wholly human. This is why Muslims kill Christians with the same gusto as they would kill a camel or donkey. Christians are like the animals that roam the earth.
The left repeatedly says that Christians and Muslims share the same God. Thats a lie meant to disarm the American public.
All Muslims are equal before Allah because they are the slaves of Allah. They are a faceless (Ummah) community. In Christianity, all men are considered equal, too. But, for different reasons. All men are equal because they are created in God’s image. Within each human, is a piece of God’s divinity; the Holy Spirit which is the essence of God. “So God created man in his image, in the image of God, he created him, made male and female.” (Genesis 1:27). No such notion exists in Islam. Man was not created in Allah’s image. Allah is an entity in and of itself for “Nothing is like him,” (Surah 42:18). Muslims are not considered to be divine and therefore can never have a personal relationship with their God like Christians do. To even think such a thing could happen is blasphemy. Muslims have no need for logic and reasoning, either. They are told what to do by their Allah. By submitting to Allah, they surrender free will. To think, to reason, to use logic would imply that man has no need for Allah because Allah’s power is limited and that is unacceptable.
By undermining reason and logic, the foundations for freedom and conscience are subverted thereby making the Muslim free from responsibility. He can commit all the heinous acts he wants because he has no control over what he does. He has no conscious because he has no will. Evil is evil only when Allah forbids it. Unlike Christians, Muslims reject the idea that reason is supported by moral truth. According to Al Ghalzahli, man is incapable of reason, he incapable of understanding what is good for him and must be guided by Allah’s will. Only Allah has free will and can command what is good and evil. Reason has no significance only divine will does. And because of that “no obligations flow from reason but from the Shari’a.” In Christianity, a man is judged by his actions because its up to him to decide what he’s going to do. He makes his own choices. If he commits an evil act, he might experience guilt because he has a conscience. In Islam, there is no guilt because man has no control over his actions.
Then there is the issue of slavery – Islam and Christianity have vastly different views on this “peculiar institution.” In Islam, slavery is not only condoned but accepted. The founder of Islam not only owned slaves but traded them (according to the young Aisha). Throughout their history, Muslims depopulated entire regions to feed their hunger for slave labor. Large slave markets existed along the Mediterranean coast and North Africa. The Qur’an gives permission to take whatever your right hand possesses and Muslims have gleefully followed that Sura to the T. Christianity vehemently opposes slavery. Jesus unlike Mohammed did not own slaves. While there were many Christians who traded humans to the Muslim slavers, there were others who worked hard to save captives and stop slavery. St. Paul declared, All are one in Christ. “for by the Holy Spirit, we are all baptized into one body…” (Corinithians 12:13).
Not so with Islam. When Muslims speak of humanity, or oneness they are referring specifically to the Muslim community, ONLY. Since the time of Mohammed, Muslims have practiced religious apartheid. Unbelievers are to be separated, forced to wear distinctive clothing and be humiliated over and over again. They must adhere to Sharia laws, and pay the Jizyah (protection tax). They are forbidden ride a horse or to hit a Muslim even in self defense.
While Jesus may have said a few inappropriate things, he never preached war. He and his followers did not lead raids, slay men or rape women. Jesus lived in abject poverty yet he never resorted to plunder. He never harmed others and put his life in jeopardy to save a girl from stoning. He gained followers by preaching.
When the early Arab conquests were complete, and the ravening Muslim armies settled down (temporarily), a particular group of Muslim scholars were profoundly influenced by Hellenic philosophy and created a school of thought known as the Mu’tazalites. It was the Mu’tazalites who helped to create an open mindedness that gave rise to the much touted “golden age” of Islam. Sadly it was later rejected with a vengeance by the Ash’arite school that opposed free thinking. According to the Ash’arites, reason and logic are not needed because it is corrupted by man’s own self seeking. Blind acceptance is all that is required to be a true believing Muslim. It was this philosophy that has impacted Islamic religious dogma to this day and it is not to be trifled with as men like Muhammad Abduh who stated the Qur’an was man made, would learn to his detriment.
According to Ash’arite Islamic scholars, the Qur’an is uncreated. It is eternal as Allah is eternal. It can never be altered, to do so is blasphemy and that is punishable by death. In Islam, there is no questioning, only imitation, recitation and memorization. Revelation rather than reason is the guide of knowledge. “Blind obedience to God is the best evidence of our Islam.”
In Christianity, it is the opposite because man was created in God’s image. He is capable of reason and logic. Man, both male and female are endowed with FREE WILL.. Reasoning and logic are not viewed as a challenge to the Christian God. They are viewed as an expression of what God bequeathed to his children. All of us have heard of the Trinity- the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. But within Christianity, there is another Trinity and thats the Trinity of Reason.- God is reason, man is a manifestation of that reason, man’s reasoning enables him to comprehend God through revelation. By endowing man with reason, man is independent in his thoughts, and actions.
In Christianity as with Islam, God provided man with his eternal law but there is a great difference. The Christian God’s law often referred to as “natural” or “Divine” law was passed down to humanity as a guide for human conduct. Natural law is meant to provide safety to the citizen, and promote tranquility and happiness for humanity. They are not meant to be altered but can be because man has control of his own destiny. However, if Natural laws is altered, it can have serious consequences as we are seeing today.
Because reason and logic is so highly valued in the Christian world, Christians have been blessed with initiative, curiosity, individualism and imagination. Because of these attributes, they have created wonderful art, music, literature, and advancements in science, engineering, medicine and law that have rocked the world. Unfortunately, the same can not be said about Islam. Reason- is the enemy of Islam, and men must blindly follow the path set forth by Mohammed whom Muslims consider to be the perfect man. By rejecting reason and free will, Muslims have forfeited a wonderful future. They denounced modernity and the world passed them by. Lack of scholarship, innovation, imagination and critical thinking has caused great harm to Muslims and will have terrible consequences for us as Muslims continue pour into the West and force their religion and culture on our civilization.