Written by Vincent Gioia
June 15, 2008
The sooner we accept who are enemy is, the sooner and better we will be able to defend ourselves
By Vincent Gioia
Three Ohio men were convicted very recently of plotting to recruit and train terrorists to kill American soldiers in Iraq. The case was put together with help from a former soldier who posed as someone who wanted to help.
It’s very likely you did not know about the plot to kill American soldiers, let alone the conviction of three men in Cleveland, Ohio, because our news media doesn’t want to expose the mission of Muslims to kill Americans. A two-inch article of this “news” was at the bottom of page 14 in my local newspaper; was in yours at all?
There are many instances of Muslims perpetrating murder against civilians, not just soldiers. Why are Muslims so fanatic in the drive to kill; the answer is Islam?
It may seem trite to say, but the many problems Muslims have and their fanatic bent on killing can be traced to one thing, Islam. Any student of history knows that Islam is the reason why the Arab world has so consistently failed to advance at a pace comparable to Europe, the New World, and even Asia; and still retains the notion that all non Muslims are infidels who must submit to Islam or be killed.
Islam pollutes the mind with its absolutism, its assumption of moral superiority to all other religions, and its lack of tolerance. Even seeing the obvious superiority of other nations’ forms of governments and their ability to provide a quality of education, a modern military, economic power and life style; Muslims in Islamic countries are unable to accept or understand that Islam has stunted their ability to compete and enjoy the same level of freedom as in non Muslim countries. They are trapped in nations where a handful of hereditary monarchs or dictators keep the majority of their populations in relative poverty, weakness and ignorance of what goes on in the world and how other people live.
Yet its one thing to acknowledge that Muslims in Islamic countries are unaware of the truth; it’s quite another to keep information about Muslim behavior in the western world substantially out of reach from its citizens. The obscure report of Muslims' convictions in Ohio is just a recent example; there are many others. Everyone in the non Muslim world should be informed of the basic tenets of Islam in the Qur’an; if you doubt this, here are a few passages in the book that governs the lives of Muslims, not just their religion, but their lives in totality.
From the Qur’an with citations:
"Slay them wherever you find them...Idolatry is worse than carnage...Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God's religion reigns supreme." (Surah 2:190-)
"Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it." (Surah 2:216)
"The only true faith in God's sight is Islam." (Surah 3:19)
"Believers, do not make friends with any but your own people...They desire nothing but your ruin....You believe in the entire Book...When they meet you they say: 'We, too, are believers.' But when alone, they bite their finger-tips with rage." (Surah 3:118, 119)
"If you should die or be slain in the cause of God, His forgiveness and His mercy would surely be better than all the riches..." (Surah 3:156-)
"Forbidden to you are...married women, except those you own as slaves." (Surah 4:20-, 24-)
"Seek out your enemies relentlessly." (Surah 4:103-)
"The Jews and Christians say: 'We are the children of God and His loved ones.' Say: 'Why then does He punish you for your sins?" (Surah 5:18)
"Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Surah 5:51)
"The God will say: 'Jesus, son of Mary, did you ever say to mankind 'Worship me and my mother as gods besides God?' 'Glory to You, 'he will answer, 'how could I ever say that to which I have no right?" (Surah 5:114-)
"Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme." (Surah 8:36-)
"If you fear treachery from any of your allies, you may fairly retaliate by breaking off your treaty with them." (Surah 8:51-)
"...make war on the leaders of unbelief...Make war on them: God will chastise them at your hands and humble them. He will grant you victory over them..." (Surah 9:12-)
"It ill becomes the idolaters [non-Muslims] to visit the mosques of God..." (Surah 9:17)
"Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]...until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued." (Surah 9:27-)
"It is He who has sent forth His apostle with guidance and the true Faith [Islam] to make it triumphant over all religions, however much the idolaters [non-Muslims] may dislike it." (Surah 9:31-)
"If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly, and replace you by other men." (Surah 9:37-)
"Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home." (Surah 9:73)
"Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them." (Surah 9:121-)
"Say: 'Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom..." (Surah 17:111)
"Fight for the cause of God with the devotion due to Him...He has given you the name of Muslims..." (Surah 22:78-)
"Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." (Surah 48:29)
The reason some among us have trouble when told the truth about Islam is many of us think everyone is like us but they are not. We are not driven to attain paradise at the price of other people's lives and we believe in treating others as we would want them to treat us.
Unfortunately, this doesn't work in the case of followers of Islam; the sooner we learn that, the sooner and better we will be able to defend ourselves.