Is Islam tolerant of Christianity? Muslims say yes, but what are the facts?
Mullahs around the world warn Muslims not to respond to the words ‘Merry Christmas’. If Jesus is the ‘prince of peace’, it makes Mohammed look bad. In the last years of his life, Mohammed led and commanded violent aggression every six weeks. Mohammed was the ‘prince of jihad’.
Muslims believe angels announced the birth of Jesus, but Muslims do not believe the Gospel where the angels said, “Peace on earth.” Peace with Kafirs is not possible. The Christmas greeting to Christians around the world is still the same as it was in 630 AD: “Aslim, Taslam!” (Surrender to Islam and be safe). Where Christians do not surrender to Islamic terrorists, their lives are now in danger.
For the Muslim, the world cannot be at peace until every government on earth follows the laws of Allah. The duty of Muslims is to create the conditions that drive non-Muslims into the arms of Sharia law, ‘whether by persuasion or by force’ as ibn Khaldun wrote.
If Christians won’t voluntarily change their laws to Shari’a, then it is the duty of every Muslim to induce Christians in three ways: violence, extortion or enslavement.
Muslims around the world are particularly aware of Christianity at Christmas time when they become even more determined to impose Sharia. This leads to jihad attacks in churches in Egypt, Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia. Attacking worshipping Christians is jihad. The purpose is to discourage them from their non-Islamic worship. In Nigerian churches, most women have been asked not to bring a purse and armed guards stand at the door with metal detectors to screen every worshipper. This is because jihadists are taught in the hadiths to lull enemies of Allah into trust before betraying them. Every person entering a church might be a jihadist.
The purpose of jihad is to implement discriminatory Sharia. Sharia is not benign to Christians.
The purpose of Sharia is to destroy Christian and other cultures and replace them with theocratic totalitarianism. Jihad is the method for imposing Sharia. Jihad is aggressive: it can take the form of deception or disinformation, robbery, lawsuits or it can be violent with the destruction of property or assassination of church leaders. All jihad is good because it is Mohammed’s sacred method.
Since 1990 in Nigeria, some 1000 Christians have been murdered by jihadists every year. Probably, the number is much higher with many jihad-motivated murders being put down as ordinary homicides or accidental manslaughters. Most of the jihad murders take place in northern Nigeria where Islamist want to impose Sharia law.
Nigeria has one of the highest scholarship rates in Africa. As Nigerians gain graduate and post-graduate degrees, they often leave Islam and switch to Christianity which they identified with Western progress. Islamists see going to university as the problem. Better to stay at home, memorize the Koran and remain loyal to Mohammed, the perfect man, than to learn to improve society, build infrastructure, services, health sciences or engineering in the country.
Boko Haram (meaning ‘Western education is taboo’) is the main Islamic terror group fighting the rapid Christianization of Nigeria. They are now allied with Al Qaeda. Their trademark is to attack congregation while they are worshipping or throw bombs into restaurants where Christians eat after services. This is ethnic cleansing and genocide. Mohammed ethnically cleansed the Jewish tribes in Arabia, so it is normative Islam. Boko Haram wants to ethnically cleanse Christians from northern Nigeria. Mohammed’s ethnic cleansing method goes like this: intimidate, humiliate and expropriate until you can annihilate.
Most of the countries that are now Islamic were once Christian. The Christian presence in Turkey is almost nil, and in most of North Africa it is tiny, but it was once close to 100% in all of them. What changed things was Sharia law. Under discriminatory Sharia law, Christians must live in an inferior social status to Muslims, they must wear clothing that humiliates them, they must never ride on a horse, they must pay a punitive tax, they must never speak about Islam or the Koran, they must never ring their church’s bell, they must never have an outdoor religious ceremony or speak to a Muslim about Christianity, they must move aside when a Muslim walks down the street. As well, no new churches may be built and old ones may never be repaired unless hefty bribes are given to the authorities. The policy of Sharia is to systemically make life difficult for Christians to practice their faith, all the while encouraging them to convert.
Then there is the ‘love jihad’. Mohammed started this with the comment ‘marry one woman (out of four wives) for the religion’. Muslim men have taken this as a commandment to abduct a Christian girl, confine her and then declare her to be married without her consent. The girl’s family is then told she has converted to Islam and they may never see her. Police do nothing, because it’s Sharia and Sharia trumps any man-made law. No one can estimate how many Christian girls have been abducted and sequestered in the ‘love jihad’, but the fact that many African Christians tattoo a cross on the forehead and cheeks of their girls speaks volumes.
The reason Christians were not substantially cleansed from Islamic countries until the Turkish genocides of 1915-1924 is because Christians were used for a supply of jizzya [dhimmi tax] and they were very useful in medicine, the arts, building and garbage removal. Turkey ethnically cleansed three million Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians to confiscate their wealth and properties for a government at war that was strapped for ready cash. The Young Turks were also jihadists hoping to make Turkey the capital of a global caliphate promoting Sharia law. Discriminatory Sharia law is like a ratchet that only tightens a bolt even though it apparently moves back and forwards. Sharia only benefits Islam.
So when Americans hear the church bells ring on Christmas Eve, remember that Christians worshipping in Islamic regions like northern Nigeria may hear the sound of bombs thrown in the church door, guns shooting down the main aisle or the sound of fire on the church roof.
Written by Kenneth Roberts
Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
Copyright © 2012 CBSX, LLC, politicalislam.com
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Nice job on the apologetics topeka! As an Orthodox Christian, I truly appreciate it!
Mr. Warner, thank you so much for your efforts and speaking the truth of islam. I am very wearied by all the political correctness and being accused of “islamaphobia” .
Please keep up the good work…speaking the true facts in love.
This is really bad.
Mr. James Gordon is holding himself out as some kind of representative of the Christian faith. http://www.jvgordon.net/
Though he cannot seem to handle the basic commandments:
Matt 22:37 Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” Cf Mk, 12:28+ and Deut. 6.5 “and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might”
Matt 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Matt 22:39 And the second is like unto it,
“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Cf Lev. 19.18 “Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself:”
Apparently this is too much. Instead of wallowing in Romans, Mr. Gordon should try Exodus 20:16 ” Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
It drives me nuts to see someone pretending to be a Christian who has clearly never read the scriptures himself – but only allowed his “education” to inform him.
We will pray for Mr. G. to go back and reexamine his false beliefs and his hatred and intolerance and come to some better informed position with respect to his neighbors and co-religionists.
With apologies to Mr. Warner, for doing apologetics in his Combox. We know Mr. Warner is a nice Protestant guy who is a Christian fellow.
James Gordon wrote:
“Hundreds of thousands (very possibly millions) of people have been killed at the direction of the Pope over time. We do not consider these as Christians however, since they do not follow the Christian Bible. … Islam teaches it’s followers to kill those who will not conform to their doctrine, so is really the same as Roman Catholicism. One difference is Rome no longer kills those who disagree with it’s doctrine, at least for now.”
This is calumny of the highest order. Why not deny the holocaust while you are at it.
1. Mr. Warner has gone to a great deal of trouble to show that generally RCC approved crusades were responsive to past and then-present violence at that time. Further the RCC allows war in self-defense. These positions in no way make the RCC on par with Islam or any other fascist, genocidal ideology.
2. The RCC is the Christian church that created the bible. Scripture is read aloud, publicly on every day in the RCC. That you don’t know this shows your ignorance of Christian history. If you are a Protestant who reads only 66 books, it is you who are not Christian using that standard as a guide. (Simply applying your standard to you.) If so, you have violated your own rules by breaking the rule of not throwing out any of the text. As a final note, it is the RCC which ran universities and libraries throughout history – principally to teach the gospel. That various nations, peoples, and kingdoms rose up to defend themselves is irrelevant. The gospels are not a suicide pact, nor a pacifist creed.
3. To say that Roman Catholicism demands death for those who do not follow its creed is as much a Big Lie as any Taqiyya spouted by a bloodthirsty terrorist. While Catholics have done terrible things, this was not, is not, and never will be a part of Catholic doctrine. It is all the more troubling as the institutions of Western Civilization all come to us through the Catholic Church and its institutions. To conflate the misdeeds of a few popes in the 16th century with a non-existent doctrine of murdering people of other faiths is really extreme.
4. Your comment is as Bigoted as any Anti-Semitic screed spouted by a Nazi. You mischaracterize and misrepresent your neighbor’s beliefs, history, practices and intentions. Therefore, you have broken Christ’s second greatest rule, “Love thy Neighbor.” Probably because you have not learned the first, “Love God.” Apparently you are unfamiliar with scripture, which is why I doubt you are a Christian, though you may be a Protestant.
5. Hopefully this is just ignorance on your part and not willful, mortal sin. (Breaking the commandment of False Witness). But I would warn you that cherry picking usually fails in any fair argument. Few Protestants today believe in hating and intolerance, and we know that such beliefs are an unfortunate side effect of pride and/or politics – not the gospel. For that reason, I shall not go back and blame the Protestants for murdering Catholics. On some occasions rising to death tolls of up to 250,000 persons (allegedly). Nor the many long centuries of discrimination in Protestant lands, nor America – where our own Pro-terrorist govt woes are directly traceable to Protestant calumny and bigotry towards the RCC. These faults arose/arise when Protestants refuse to act like Christians for whatever their reasons. The Gospel and Christian doctrine are not to blame. This is ordinary, vile, human behavior raising its ugly head. And any detailed accounts will show that even in the worst circumstances, Christians stepped forward to help their co-religionists (and Jews and others) as the case may be – but most people fell short of Christ’s ideal. Your statements are about as vile as blaming those who harbored Jews during WW2 for the Holocaust, while absolving the Socialists who committed the crime.
6. This comment is directed to the calumny and lies of James who apparently is trying to gin up ill-will and sow division. It is in no way directed to Christians (or for that matter anyone else of Good Will) who harbor no such intolerance. So if the shoe does not fit, please don’t wear it.
One last point: Thanks to Mr. Warner for tolerating this in his Combox. I’m sure he would rather not see a rant in his Combox.
Here it is a sign to change this secularism’s new world order with that link
Spread that link around the world for the call to freedom of all muslim nations around the world under U.S, French, English, Russian and Chinese dictatorship !
what do you call the killings of school children in U.S.A ?
1) Is it an act of terrorisim ?
2) Is it just killing by a mad or what ?
Muslims know they lie. They know their religion is solely based on violence, deceit and oppression to thrive and survive. What benefit has Islam ever given to the world apart from blood shed. People of other faiths must rise and confront this evil monster. Everything about Islam is Satanic, so who then is Allah?
The Bible states that Ishmael’s hand will be against every man, but it also says that every mans hand will be against him. (Genesis 16:10,11.)I think that time has come for every man’s hand to come against Islam, so that millions that are enslaved by this religion of the sword may be set free.
There is merit in the discussion of what the Roman Catholic church has done to all religions that did not agree with their doctrine. Hundreds of thousands (very possibly millions) of people have been killed at the direction of the Pope over time.
We do not consider these as Christians however, since they do not follow the Christian Bible.
This does not in any way excuse what Islam has done to Christians.
My point is that true Christian’s do not kill for their faith, nor ever have, this is not what Christ taught. Islam teaches it’s followers to kill those who will not conform to their doctrine, so is really the same as Roman Catholicism. One difference is Rome no longer kills those who disagree with it’s doctrine, at least for now.
2012.December 30. Further attacks …”gunmen entered a church in Chibok, Borno state, Nigeria and killed at least 15 worshipers. Some of the people had their throats slit.” This violence comes six days after attackers raided two Nigerian churches during Christmas Eve services, killing 12 people.
@Uzoozy: where are muslims and christians inter marrying??
I live in a muslim country and it is forbidden for a christian man to marry a muslim woman, and I heard from an indian friend that the same applies for hindoo, and Buddhist.
Muslim men are the ones who are permitted to marry non-muslims provided you marry 3 muslim women that’s why they are permitted to marry 4 women.
Why do you muslims like to obfuscate, distort and outright lie whenever you comment on blogs??
Then the issue of catholics murdering muslims in the ancient/medieval times, this is bad and condemnable but they did it in order to reclaim back their land which muslims stole and massacred christians when they conquered it, besides Egypt, Syria and carthatge(tunisia), lebanon, and Turkey were all christian land. Afghanistan, malaysia, indonesia were all Buddhist land.
Moslems love to trot out the crusades, as if that excuses jihad.
Fair enough, let’s compare.
Nine crusades in all over 177 years with one million people dead, many because of plagues or enslavement by Moslems. That brings our death-o-meter to 5,650 deaths a year on both sides.
Since 9-11, jihad has killed well over 10,000 people a year. Thousands of Christians are being murdered by jihad every year, not centuries ago, but right now…at this 2012 Christmas season.
During the 6 Inquisitions ordered by the Popes 95 Million muslims and other were killed because they did not convert to Christanity
This discrimination is still continuing by people like the author of this blog.
Muslimsa and Christains have been living marrying one another for past 1400 + yrs.
Great response to the degree holder! Ah, these academics are so enlightened compared to the masses.
Thanks for your insight.
So you hold yourself to be an expert? Well, there are only two experts–Allah and Mohammed. Islam is found in the Koran, Sira and Hadith. Everything else is comment, including your post grad courses.
The “several verses which contribute to peace on earth and tolerance for all” in the Koran are all abrogated by later jihadic verses. The man who does not understand the use of abrogation should not comment about the Koran.
Seek critical study of source texts, not university propaganda. After you have read the Koran in the correct time order (to see the abrogation) and read the Sira by Ishaq or al Tabari and Bukhari, come back and comment. (21% of Bukhari’s hadiths are about murderous jihad.) Master the Sunna of Mohammed and then talk to us.
Look at Mohammed’s life. He preached the religion of Islam in Mecca for 13 years and got 150 Meccans to become Muslims. He moved to Medina and attacked every single neighbor he had, without exception. In his rise to absolute power he was responsible for an event of violence on the average of every 6 weeks for the last 9 years of his life. Peace on earth, what a joke!
Boko Haram jihadists follow pure Medinan Islam. You confuse Muslim-ology with the study of Islam. Start with Islam to understand Muslims. Do not start with Muslims to understand Islamic doctrine.
Another thing about those peaceful believers who make up the mass of Muslims, do you notice that they don’t condemn the murder of Christians? They are silent. Do they teach you in your post grad Islam classes that “silence is consent”?
Have you ever condemned the jihadic murder of Christians? Buddhists? Hindus? Jews? Over 270 million non-Muslims were murdered by jihad over the last 1400 years. And you speak of peace.
Christians who are silent in the face of Islamic jihad against Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindu and atheists are giving consent to this brutality. There have been over 20,000 jihad attacks since 9/11. What noise are you making about that? Silence is consent.
Your apologist education has made you a deluded dhimmi. What is truly tragic is that you represent the pious pacifism of today’s Christians. You are so nice, but you are ruled by fear. It is odd how many Christians live in fear, yet Jesus told his followers, again and again, not to fear. Put down the gospel of nice and take up the Gospel of Christ and take on spiritual warfare.
Oh, and you Jews, take up the mantle of Aaron, Gideon, Deborah and David. Let the Hindus remember the Bhagavad Gita. Let the Buddhists take a lesson from Rinzai Zen.
We either stand together in this civilizational war or we will all be annihilated. See Turkey, Egypt, North Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and the other graveyards of Kafir civilization.
Christmas Eve, 2012, Village of Peri, YobeState, Nigeria.
“A group of gunmen came into the village at midnight and went straight to the church… they opened fire on them […] They then set fire to the church”. 7 were killed.
2012 Christmas, Jakarta. 200 Muslims wearing veils and kufis threw eggs and bags of excrement and urine at Christian worshippers as they attempted an outdoor services. Police stood by watching. Sharia law forbids other faiths from worshipping in public.
Oh My God. How wrong can you be. Please have more knowledge before you say anything.
# Appropriate. ” Jamie Whale 2012-12-24 07:54
Most of what you wrote about Islam is wrong. Islam has several verses which contribute to peace on earth and tolerance to all. Some people do not adhere to this and happen to be muslim so you regard that as consensus. Its interesting to justify your sense of Islam you bring in Boko Haram and the kidnapping of the christian girl for blasphemy. (Your average muslims??). I hold a degree in islamic studies and am now studying a post grad; so I know what I am talking about. As a christian myself I know we too have our faults in society but on no account does that represent the mass.
Great Article. Thanks a lot for this. Merry Christmas