Monday, September 21, 2015

Where Lies The Danger?


A Facebook post and my response:

THE POST:
Dear friends, Some of you have challenged me (and that is a reasonable thing to do when one doesn’t understand another’s views) about my perceptions of the Islamic faith, and that I don’t trust the Muslim nor their motives. I have detailed some of my sources below, so you can  look them over as well. Feel free to let me “have it” if I haven’t come to the right conclusion; but don't just bash me, send some solid info pls for consideration by all. 

Some of the authors and reporters I reference below have life experiences under Islam; others write from the word of the Muslim god, the Koran, and from the words of Islam's prophet, Mohammad. It must be remembered that a religion’s true character is developed from its writings, not  from its practice; and so, the  friendly Muslim we meet in the USA speaks of love and tolerance, yet his Koran teaches quite the opposite; and we note how the practice of the writings is apparent in worldwide events. I am of the belief the horrendous events we see in the news in Arabia, Europe, throughout Africa and in many other countries is true Islam, and it will be coming to the USA when the Muslim faithful are strong enough here. 

Most of you are thinking people and will go to favorite preferred sources to see the other side of the question. I warn you, the pro-Islam world will not tell you the things my sources say: they have no problem lying to spread their faith; “I would like to quote to you what Mohammed [said, quoted in a] hadith  … that it is lawful to lie in three cases: A man to his wife that she will be pleased with him, or at the time of war because war is deception, or to make peace between the people. So in simple words, Mohammed taught his people, the Muslims, that it is lawful to lie to their wives, their enemies, and their friends.” (Dakdok, http://www.thestraightway.org/islam/ )

Many other sources are out there; please tell us what else we can read and see to convince us of the truth. From my viewpoint now, the existence of the USA is in peril if we don’t get smart, quickly.

     The sources: 
Usama Dakdok
TheStraightWay.org
http://www.thestraightway.org/faq/ re first questions about problems of the Isslam faith

Dr J Vernon McGee
Thru The Bible Radio
http://www.ttb.org/contentpages/21718/cc7268d0-b983-4574-8aa2-f6206d001afb/FAQs.aspx  faq re international ministries and broadcasts, especially those sent to Moslim countries

Walid Shoebat - former Muslim  terrorist, now a Christian who speaks on his new faith and the fallacies of Islam. 
WalidShoebat.com
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-zX9d1Yt3g  discusses end-time events in eyes of Isslam and Christian believers

Sharam Hadian - former Muslim, now Christian and a pastor
He is dedicated to reaching out and speaking out to let people know about the deception of Islam, its true goal that many are not aware of, and the threat of Shariah law which is the heart of Islam.
Founder of TIL (Truth In Love) Project ministry: TILProject.com
Chrislam Exposed   www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2Br1EH-_1A
Hadian on Islam  www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS9NaCSrjoo

Jack VanImpe
JVIM.com; articles and videos of the weekly TV broadcast correlating current events with Biblical prophecy. VanImpe has a wealth of knowledge of Bible verses and interpretation, and also of Quranic verses and Arabic history.

Brigitte Gabriel- speaker, founder of ACT for American Education http://www.actforamericaeducation.com/, and American Congress for Truth americancongressfortruth.org 
See Unmasking the Muslim Brotherhood http://www.brotherhoodunmasked.net/  , a list of interconnections, finances, supporters and goals of numerous American Muslim support groups in the USA.
A speech : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkAjpusP4t4

The Holy Land Foundation federal trial of the fund raising by a supposed benevolent group that forwarded large sums to Hamas for their warfare.
Anti-Defamation League- http://archive.adl.org/nr/exeres/83323767-981c-4e4d-9b77-70dd604d2d75,db7611a2-02cd-43af-8147-649e26813571,frameless.html
Wiki summary- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Land_Foundation_for_Relief_and_Development 

Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh
Do a Youtube search for interviews
Book “Captive In Iran”, the story of the struggles of these sisters while in their native Iran, trying to live out their Christian beliefs.

Blessings to you today!

ME:
Let me open on a humorous note by noting that you might be surprised to find that ultra extremist liberal, God bashing, religion hating, Bill Mahr agrees with you that Islam is a particularly pernicious set of beliefs.  He may despise religion in general, but he especially condemns  Islam. 

As for me,  I pride myself on facing facts, even when those facts are distasteful or unpleasant to me. The facts in this case are that if you look at the attitudes of Muslims around the world they tend to be regressive, harsh by our standards, and undemocratic. Much of this is clearly due to the focus on certain Surahs and verses in the Koran.

➡️ It cannot be denied that the word Islam means submission, so the very name the religion adopts for itself suggests rigidity of obedience. (I was much disturbed when George Bush famously declared  is the word "Islam" came from an Arabic word meaning "peace".)

➡️ It is also true that parts of the Koran declare the government and religion should not be separate. On the contrary, certain scripture declares that the only legitimate government is an Islamic government.  

➡️ That many Muslims insist on the adoption Sharia law is as horrifying to many of us in the West as is the demand of Christian Reconstructionists to bring back stoning and other such Old Testament punishments and legal codes.

However, a closer examination reveals that there is as much difference of opinion on these subjects in Islam as there is between Christian Reconstructionists and more moderate Christianity. Most of the world's Muslim population live in poverty and a great many live under brutal authoritarian regimes. The unholy alliance of Ibn Saud and Ibn Wahhb created an extremely wealthy nation which uses that vast wealth to spread religious extremism throughout the Islamic world.

Muslims in the United States, on the other hand, are a well behaved, law-abiding, decent group of Americans.  They have condemned Islamic extremism. They have cooperated with the FBI and other agencies in identifying and capturing extremists who develop in their community. They have demonstrated they are just as good citizens as any other group of Americans.

I conclude that Islam, like Christianity, has its extremists, its moderates, and many in between. Unfortunately, I cannot deny that there are many more extremists in the Islamic world. However, I think this is clearly due to cultural issues such as poverty, ignorance, suppression, and propaganda pushed by governments such as the Saudis rather than being due to something that is inherent in the religion. There is much similarity between some of the most extreme elements of the Koran of the most extreme elements of the Old Testament, though most Christians regard the Old Testament as having been superseded by the New Covenant. Like moderate Christians, moderate Muslims and liberal Muslims do not hold with the absolute rule of Sharia Law or the need to force the conversion of their neighbors.

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