Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Not a religion of peace

I heard on the Larry Elder show today a guest repeat the politically correct, but false claim that Islam is a "religion of peace," hijacked by extremists like bin Laden. This is a common refrain, but it's dead wrong. We cannot defeat the enemy-Islamic fundamentalism- unless we understand it. The fact is that Islam is a religion of war, not one of peace. Don't believe me? As Islam scholar Sam Harris explains:

The only future devout Muslims can envisage—as Muslims—is one in which all infidels have been converted to Islam, politically subjugated, or killed."(Source: The End of Faith by Sam Harris.)

I'll now quote two damning references from the Koran, just so the good folk at CAIR don't sue me for maligning their religion:

Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate. (9:73)

Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous. (9:123)

Doesn't sound very peaceful to me....

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