A Peaceful Religion?
The mantra goes something like this, "Islam is a religion of peace, and it is being hijacked by radical extremists." This statement had not entered our consciousness before 9/11/01, and has been ringing in our heads ever since. It is a fallacy that begs the question, for it tries to remove all questions.
The first of the questions we should be asking about Islam is, "Why are so many Muslims committed to murdering innocent people?" The second question is, "What kind of religion endorses the murdering of innocent people?" The third question might be, "Are those Muslim murderers representative of the ideal adherent to the religious texts of Islam, or are they not?"
No where in the public square are these questions being asked, because all question has been removed from the debate with the mantra, "Islam is a religion of peace, and it is being hijacked by radical extremists."
But what about Christianity? Some say it’s just as bad.
There is no greater contrast than that which exists between Islam and Christianity, the god of Islam and the God of Christianity.
The perfect representative of God the Father, Jesus, the Christ, was tortured and murdered so that enemies of God, by God's grace, could be become children of God, and be saved. Jesus commanded His followers to love their enemies.
The perfect representative of Allah, Mohamed, the Prophet, tortured and murdered the enemies of Allah, so that they could suffer, die, and be eternally punished. Mohamed commanded his followers to do the same.
Read the New Testament, and compare to the Quran. Compare and contrast the ideas and ideals set forth in both. Look at the lives and ministries of Jesus and the Apostles, as compared to the lives and work of Mohamed and his early followers. Add to this, the historical accounts of the spread of Christianity verses the spread of Islam, and you will have a much greater understanding of the events of today. You will also have your answers to the forbidden questions.
John Wesley pointed out that "What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace." This concept is proven to be true through multiple examples, but let's look at one. The last generation in America, tolerated, among other things, homosexuality, and now this generation embraces it to a point that homosexual activists never even imagined. This generation is tolerating, among other things, Islam. Let's not be too surprised as America comes to embrace it.