A recent Iowa poll showed that despite the growing list of oppressive Muslim nations, along with the ISIS head count in Iraq and dozens of Islamic terror organizations, the Democrat Party again takes the title as “Stupidest Political Party.”
Second place was slightly less offensive with the Republicans coming in a dismal yet distant second at 53%.
These numbers are a great indicator as to why Barack Obama, President of the United States, can get away with the idiotic claims he makes regarding both Christianity and his country.
At the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama reminded us that violence rooted in religion isn’t exclusive to Islam, and I might add, that stupid statements are not exclusive to Joe Biden.
The problem of ignorance is a serious issue that is not exclusive to Democrats or President Obama but they are much further down that road than anybody else. Evolution certainly can’t be true, because survival of the fittest certainly would have rendered such a ignorant party extinct by now.
No wonder they believe such foolishness, they champion utopian ideals, like Socialism and Communism that have a track record of tyranny and murder that is only surpassed by Islam.
Now, neither Jesus Christ nor His gospel calls for the killing of anyone. The way I see it, the person hijacking Christianity would be calling for something more akin to pacifism or soup kitchens at the expense of the public purse.
I don’t see how someone misinterprets Jesus Christ’s call to love one another and “to lay down their life for a brother.” I don’t see how Christ’s rebuking Peter for cutting off the ear of a servant — can be misconstrued as a call to arms. As a matter fact and poetic imagery, Christ restores the man’s ear fully healed. The analogy being that by wielding the sword in anger and confrontation you cut of the hearing of those with whom you are trying to speak. Christ called love our highest aim and being a servant not a soldier was our daily walk.
Obama said that there will always be those willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends.” Interesting use of term (hijacking) to say the least. Obama continued, saying that “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” “In [America], slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
Obama went on to denounced the ISIS terrorists for professing to represent Islam when they, as Obama says, are actually “betraying it.”
Well, let’s see just who’s right here, ISIS or Obama?
In Surah 3:32 the Qur’an talks about how the Muslim is to hate, as Allah hates. It says; “Obey Allah and His Messenger; But if they turn back, then surely Allah does not love the unbelievers.”
In Surah 48:29 the Qur’an describes how Muslims are to terrorize non-Muslims. It says; “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.”
In Surah 5:33 the Qur’an clearly states that punishment should be meted out in the form of murder. It says; “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger (think Charlie Hebdo) is this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides …”
In Surah 9:5 the Qur’an instructs Muslims to slay idolators, convert them or kill them. It says; “So when the sacred months (Ramadan) have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them …”
In Surah 9:29 of the Qur’an it says to fight those who do not believe in Islam, Allah or Muhammad. It clearly states that unbelievers are to be dominated by the Muslim. It says; “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
In Surah 9:73 of the Qur’an we find out why ISIS and other Muslim terror groups kill other Muslims. The reason is they no longer believe them to be Muslims but rather hypocrites and apostates. It says; [S]trive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them…”
And finally in Surah 9:111 of the Qur’an we see Jihad or Holy War. It says; “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain…”
For 1,400 years Muslims have been living out violent jihad. There is no mystery to this. History is replete with the conquest, subjugation, slavery and death of countless millions at the hands of Muslim savages. Their terrorist training manual is their holy books. Their first warrior general was Muhammad himself leading bloody battles spreading Islam by the sword. The spread of Islam was through the sword then, and it continues exactly the same way today. The only difference is today we have people who say — pay no attention to it — these are people “doing it in the name of” their religion. Not so! The Qur’an gives clear marching orders.
The number of victims of Islam are staggering. There have been over 20,000 acts of Islamic terror since 9/11. Those acts of evil were done by Muslims who believe in Allah, Muhammad, the Qur’an, Shariah, who pray daily and proclaim the Shahada.
Where is the Muslim outrage if all this evil is a corruption of their religion?
For those who say all religions have violent texts or violent adherents, ask yourself a few questions. How many Christians or Jews or Hindus or Buddhists have blown themselves up since 9/11? How many have committed genocide or infanticide since 9/11? How many (cowards) have used women and children to protect themselves on the battlefield? Can you think of any? Any at all? Even one?
Rather than calling for curbs on criticism of Islam, as Obama has done, or claiming criticism of Islamic text is Islamophobia, why not be honest and face the facts that Islam is as far from being peaceful — as east is from west.
Islam was little more than a killing machine in the 7th century and it remains a killing machine in the 21st century. Are there millions of decent kind Muslims as good as you and me — I hope so. To error is human, we are all fallen and sinful, but to kill on mass takes Islam or some other form of totalitarian ideology. Christians have grown up thanks in great part to the Holy Bible and the teachings of Christ . Islam however is stuck in medieval times, not because their people are any less human, but because their holy texts are filled with wicked commands far too great a percentage of its followers faithfully execute.
David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, thinker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus. He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.