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Posted on 12/31/2002 8:04:43 AM PST by unspun
Islam Is a Religion of Peace
By Donald E. Wildmon
December 31, 2002
A plane is commandeered and flown into one of the World Trade Center towers in New York. A few minutes later, another commandeered plane is flown into the other WTC tower. In Washington, a third plane is crashed into the Pentagon. And still another crashes in Pennsylvania. It was headed, it is believed, to the White House. Thousands of innocent citizens are killed.
Who is responsible? A group of Muslims. In Islamic countries, the streets are full of Muslims celebrating the carnage. No Muslin leader steps forward to apologize, to publicly refute the actions of those responsible. There is only silence from the Muslim leaders around the world. But, we are told by our own leaders, Islam is a religion of peace.
In Bali, a bomb explodes killing hundreds of innocent individuals. A group of Muslims is responsible. But, we are reminded, Islam is a religion of peace.
In Nigeria, hundreds of Muslim youths go on a rampage following their Friday prayers. Armed with sticks, daggers and knives, they set fire to vehicles and attack anyone they suspect of being Christian. The carnage leaves over 100 people dead. They are upset with an article in a local paper -- ThisDay -- which suggests that the Prophet Mohammed would have probably chosen to marry one of the Miss World contestants if he had witnessed the beauty pageant hosted by Nigeria. The newspaper apologizes for the article, which they say was run by mistake, but the rampage continues after the apology. We must remember that Islam is a religion of peace.
In the Philippines, Muslim rebels ambush a Canadian company's workers, killing 12 and injuring 10. Earlier, on Christmas Eve, a bomb made from an 81-mm mortar shell filled with nail fragments explodes outside the home of a town's mayor, killing 17 people. But remember, Islam is a religion of peace.
In Pakistan, three Christian girls -- ages 6, 10, and 15 -- attend a Christmas Day service to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Two assailants covered in burqas -- the all-encompassing garment worn by women in some Islamic countries -- toss a bomb into the church where 40 Christians have gathered. The girls die. A Christmas service is turned into bloody chaos. One of those detained as being responsible is an Islamic cleric who told his followers to kill Christians. Let us not forget that Islam is a religion of peace.
In eastern India, a gang armed with crude bombs attacks a Christian church, wounding six people and robbing hundreds of others. In Bangladesh, police guard churches as the nation's small Christian community celebrates Christmas with prayers, carols, and feasts. In the Sudan, over two million Christians have been slaughtered by radical Muslims. Still we are told that Islam is a religion of peace.
In Yemen, a Muslim extremist shoots and kills three American Southern Baptist medical missionaries -- there to help anyone needing their healing skills, including Muslims. We must not forget that Islam is a religion of peace.
What do those who do all this evil want? Land? No. Money? No. Political power? No. They want none of the things normally associated with individuals and groups who do such deeds. What, then, do they want? They want only to harm, to cause destruction and promote fear, to attack and kill the "infidels." That is their reward.
But, please, before we rush to judgment, let us remember that Islam is a religion of peace. We are told that these Muslims who are doing the killing are extremists who are outside the mainstream of Islam. That would be easier to believe if there were Muslim leaders who condemned the atrocities. But there are none.
Why, then, do our leaders continually tell us that Islam is a religion of peace? Perhaps it is easier to be politically correct than it is to tell the truth.
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Worship is a spiritually dynamic relationship. If one doesn't worship the God who has actually authored our lives, one tunes his spiritual receiver to signals from another source, in the direction of whatever he is actually worshipping. Then, his wavelength so to speak, tends to get picked up by the false source that the Bible describes as "the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient." (Ephesians 2:2)
Does that sound narrow-minded to you? Even bigoted, to say such a thing? Well, put yourself in God's place, having given his loved and fallen ones free will. Wouldn't God be an individual, without multiple personality disorder, but with integrity? Since he loves us, wouldn't he be specific and consistent in how he chooses to recover his lost humans? Wouldn't he want us to know him for who he really is?
Wouldn't he be jealous of people worshipping other "gods" or attempting to worship him in ways he hadn't provided? Yet, he would be yearning for those he loves to know him (as he truly is). That is why he sends missionaries, to heal, witness and sometimes get murdered along the Way, as it has just happened in Yemen.
"Narrow is the way...."
When tallied daily, the carnage is incredible. There are multiple murders and bombings daily by Muslims against everyone else in the name of Islam and Jihad. There is a war on, and the opposition is not faint of heart.
As suggested by Daniel Pipes elsewhere today, we're going to have to kill a lot of Jihadis before this is over, so let's get busy.
I agree - it would be incredibly stupid and harmful to our goals to alienate the whole rest of the world by declaring the truth about Islam. Prsident Bush's statements are merely a means to an end and they also serve to keep nutcases from going out and killing peaceful innocents that practice more benign forms of Islam.
The word Islam originates from the Arabic words islm which means "submission" and from aslama which means "to surrender".
As I said WAY before he was elected, "don't play poker with W". If you don't believe me ask Ann Richards, The Tx. Dems, The Texas Media, John McCain, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, The National Media, The Eurotrash Media, James Carville, Paul Begalla, David Boise, The FL. Supreme Court, Congress, Terry MacAuliffe, Tom Daschle, etc,etc,etc. They thought he was two steps behind when he was two steps ahead of them.
This is high stakes poker. We have a very good player handling our cards.
Actually, they simply want to "harm, to cause destruction and promote fear, to attack and to kill"...in order to achieve absolute political power and turn the entire world into a Utopia like Afghanistan under the Taliban...the infidels go first. After that - should they succeed, which they will not - will come their fellow Muslims.
The terrorists constitute the most vicious and bloodthirsty organized crime ring ever concieved of. They're even worse than the Third Way Democrats.
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