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January 23, 2009

Islam is clearly not a religion of peace

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Islam is clearly not a religion of peace. 

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http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/AboutSite.htm

 

About ‘TheReligionofPeace.com’

 

   TheReligionofPeace.com is a non-partisan and pluralistic site concerned with Islam’s true political and cultural teachings.  Here is why we exist:

On 9/11, nineteen committed Muslims believed they had a religious mandate to fly planes into buildings and slaughter thousands of innocent people.

The Muslim world erupted with outrage over this horrible act of mass murder.  Massive demonstrations were held in nearly every Muslim country and Western city.  At these demonstrations, Muslim leaders harshly denounced Islamic terror and shared the many hundreds of verses from the Qur’an that encourage universal brotherhood, peace and tolerance.  A slew of fatwas and clerical condemnations against terror soon followed.

Tens of millions of ordinary Muslims also reacted by rallying against violence and demanding that their leaders root out and eliminate the Islamic terrorists and their supporters.  These same Muslims and their clerics called for introspection and atonement, accepting the role that the radical elements of their religion played in the attacks, and committing themselves to combating and eradicating the misinterpretation of their religion – the Religion of Peace… 

Well, not quite.

Obviously this didn’t happen.  If it had, then Islamic terror would have ended, 9/11 would have been a singular event, and this website would not exist.

Unfortunately, the optimistic and fictitious picture that we just painted of Muslim reaction to terror and the predominance of peaceful Qur’anic verses could not be any further from the truth.  In fact, some Muslims actually celebrated the attacks, and not just overseas, but even in the offices of the U.S. State Department.

 

 

There were a few passionless, self-serving denunciations, to be sure, but Muslims save their real outrage for times when a Western leader makes a public statement against veils and headscarves, or someone draws a Muhammad cartoon.  By and large, most could hardly care less about the thousands of people who lose their lives in the name of this religion each year.  It was not for three years, in fact, that there was even a fatwa issued against these attacks.  To this day, major Muslim-American groups are very reluctant to denounce Osama Bin Laden by name.

That’s what makes it extremely odd that Islam should be called a Religion of Peace.  Not only does it inspire an enormous amount of violence, but an astonishing level of indifference and self-centeredness as well

We watched in the months following 9/11, as Muslim-American groups began to act as hindrances in the war on terror and the efforts of Americans to defend themselves.  We saw them ignore nearly every act of daily Islamic terror and instead publicize obscure issues and personal slights against Muslims that are absolutely trivial by comparison.

Far from accepting responsibility for Islamic terror, Muslims look for reasons to shirk it.  Some even grasp onto wild conspiracy theories that blame Americans for 9/11 – just as the millions of Jihad victims over the centuries are in some way held responsible for their own slaughter as well. 

And finally, we came to realize that this extraordinary arrogance and self-absorption on the part of the Muslim community, along with an inability to empathize with people who are not like them or engage in the sort of self-critique that leads to moral progress is in no way incidental to the religion.

There is something deeply, deeply wrong with Islam.

Originally, we started this website in the naive hope that perhaps Muslims just didn’t realize the extent of the violence that is committed in the name of their religion.  Perhaps if they understood, then they might be motivated to turn the critical eye inward and resolve those far more important issues that leave so many lives in agony and force the consumption of so many billions of dollars in security resources.

But in our first several years of posting attacks we never once heard from a Muslim who wrote to condemn the violence and resolve themselves to combating it.  Neither did we see any change on the part of Muslim-American groups or other Islamic organizations across the globe, even as the body count mounted to levels that far exceed the damage done on 9/11.

And so, our mission is to present the truth about Islam and how it is so tragically different from other religion.  We also hope to memorialize the victims of Islamic terror, and ensure that they do not die in obscurity as so many victims of Islam have in the last 1400 years.

 

For Westerners and others who ask, “Who are Muslims and why do they want to kill me?” we hope to provide answers.  For those who swallow the falsehood that Islam is a Religion of Peace, we hope they will find enough reason to at least challenge their preconceptions.

 

 

At the same time, we have no patience for name-calling, lies, or acts of violence.  No Muslim should be harassed or harmed anywhere in the world because of his or her religion.  Islam is a broad faith and every Muslim should be treated as an individual and judged only by his or her own words and deeds.

 

In fact, there are exceptional Muslims whose faith gives them character, as evidenced by their sincere denunciation of terror and tangible resolve to ending it.  They stand in sharp contrast to groups like the American CAIR and MPAC Islamic supremacist organizations, which use their influence to complain of petty grievances and inflame hatred against a country that tries hard to accommodate their faith in spite of the violence and whining.

 

But, as the evidence from this site and verses from the Qur’an prove, Islam is clearly not a religion of peace.  The ridiculous level of violence committed in the name of this religion is staggering, despite the many billions of dollars that are spent each year to prevent attacks.

Nor should Westerners continue to think that the solution to the violence is greater understanding and tolerance for Islam, as Muslim apologists often imply when offering rare commentary on high-profile terror attacks.  It is the killers and their supporters who need lessons in tolerance and understanding, not their victims.

 

 

Some Muslims may say that Muhammad preached love for people of other religions, but there is not a single verse in the Qur’an that commands this.  Yet there are 493 verses that either tell Muslims to kill unbelievers or that speak to Allah’s hatred for them and how they will be tortured in Hell.  Non-Muslims are referred to as the “vilest of animals” in Islam’s holiest book.

 

If peace is defined as being free to live one’s life as one pleases and allowing others to do the same, then Islam is as far from peace as it can possibly be.  Where it dominates, there is systematic discrimination and oppression of those of other faiths (dhimmitude, which Muslims ironically refer to as ‘tolerance’).  Where Muslims are in minority, there is rebellion, terror and disloyalty – a never-ending jihad to bring about Islamic rule, as Muhammad commanded.

 

Islam will be a peaceful religion when Muslims stop preaching hate, stop killing in the name of Allah, and stop remaining indifferent to the violence.  Until this happens, we will faithfully document each of the reasons why this is anything but a “Religion of Peace.”

 

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

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