Saturday, July 30, 2005

Islam or you agree?

I think Cliff May is right. Apparently, he is getting a lot of mail with folks disagreeing vehemently with him...

"America is not fighting a war against Islam. America is fighting a war against Islamism.

"The difference between Islam and Islamism is straightforward: Islam is a religion, a faith, the basis of a great civilization and culture, one that once dominated the world.

"By contrast, Islamism is an “ism” – a theory, a doctrine, a political movement. Islamists believe that Muslims have a God-given right to dominate the world; or, as the Islamist theorist Abdullah Azzam phrased it, a duty to establish “Allah's rule on Earth.” " More


At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Bakershack said...

Believers of Islam, as defined by Muhammed himself, have an obligation to kill or enslave all "infidels", or non-Muslims who do not convert. It is very clear both in the Quran and the Hadiths. The reason for the differences in militant and non-militant Muslims today have more to do with their similarities to people of other faiths than it does with philosophies.

Most Christians today know very little about the Bible. I would venture that the vast majority have never read the entire Bible even once, much less studied it in depth. And even fewer live strictly by the principles exemplified by Jesus Christ. Jews are just the same, in that their Jewishness is more due to tradition or lineage than living a Jewish lifestyle, as defined in the Scriptures.

Muslims are no different. The vast majority do what they are told to do, out of tradition or some other motivation, but not because they study and follow all of the teachings of Muhammed. It does not take much research or study to confirm what the actual teachings of Islam are. Just get a copy of the Quran and Hadiths and read.

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Amin said...

Is it ok to use the word “Islam” and make it into a pejorative meaning or term (e.g. islamist, Islamic extremist, etc.)?


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