I apologize in advance to supporters of America’s current president. Does he ever……I mean does he ever……just shut up. For 7 years, I have not been able to turn on a TV, listen to a radio, or cruise the internet without seeing (and even worse hearing) him. Morning, noon, early afternoon, late afternoon, early evening, late evening, late night. On and on and on and on. This is cruel and unusual punishment. I know that one reason he does it is because his election committee, sometimes known as the news media, continues to be pornographically orgasmic in their fascination with him after all these years. The other reason is he is even more so with himself. No need for Michelle, he satisfies himself. Maybe his plan all along was to rid America of conservative thought and the American way and install his Marxist ideas, by driving conservatives to suicide.
Why is it that I already know that he will continue to “bless us” over and over and over and over and over again after he leaves office, assuming that he leaves when the law says he must.
The biggest misnomer we are given today, is that ISIS and the dozens of other violent Islamic terrorist groups are a part of “radical Islam” They are in fact, a part of fundamentalist Islam. They are true believers who follow the Quran to the letter. The Muslim who lives next door, and hurts nobody should be cherished, but he/she is a “bad” Muslim.
Violent verses in the Bible, are given only in the context of the time they were written. They are historical accounts. Remember what I have said in an earlier post, the Bible makes it quite clear, that defense is the only reason for violence.
Below are a few from among the 109 verses of the Quran that call for violence. Reading the explanations is very important.
Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing…
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)” (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The verse prior to this (190) refers to “fighting for the cause of Allah those who fight you” leading some to believe that the entire passage refers to a defensive war in which Muslims are defending their homes and families. The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, however, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). Verse 190 thus means to fight those who offer resistance to Allah’s rule (ie. Muslim conquest). The use of the word “persecution” by some Muslim translators is disingenuous (the actual Arabic words for persecution – “idtihad” – and oppression – a variation of “z-l-m” – do not appear in the verse). The word used instead, “fitna”, can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. This is certainly what is meant in this context since the violence is explicitly commissioned “until religion is for Allah” – ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.
Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).
Quran (4:95) – “Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home). Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward ” This passage criticizes “peaceful” Muslims who do not join in the violence, letting them know that they are less worthy in Allah’s eyes. It also demolishes the modern myth that “Jihad” doesn’t mean holy war in the Quran, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is this Arabic word (mujahiduna) used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man’s protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad, which would not make sense if it meant an internal struggle). According to the verse, Allah will allow the disabled into Paradise, but will provide a larger reward to those who are able to kill others in his cause.
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.
Quran (9:14) – “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.” Humiliating and hurting non-believers not only has the blessing of Allah, but it is ordered as a means of carrying out his punishment and even “healing” the hearts of Muslims.
Quran (9:30) – “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”
This is a very tiny example of scary verses in the Quran. I am not including verses that promise sex with virgins for martyring yourself, in this religion that makes woman, almost less than human.
The Quran and with it Islam, was created by one man named Muhammad. Some indicate that he dictated his words to a writer, and some say he was capable of writing it himself. He chose his God, Allah from a group of pagan Gods. I am to understand, although I cannot verify it, that the original Quran did not have the call to violence in it originally, but was added by Muhammad at a later date. In other words, it may have actually been a religion of peace in the beginning.
There have always been some who call themself Christian, and in that name, do terrible things. There is a group right now who pickets events and locations shouting vulgar comments. Some of those events are the funerals of service people who given their lives for this country. Those so-called Christians are roundly criticised by true Christians. Even at that, that group and others like them are not killing people. They are not chopping off the heads of innocent people. They are not murdering children. They are not murdering people by the thousands such as on 911. If the bad Moslems, and by that I mean those do not commit violent acts, and who tell us that Islam is a religion of peace, would loudly condemn the killers and butchers when they commit their acts, and withhold all financial support of terrorists, maybe the condemnation of that religion as a whole would cease. It is very difficult to separate the terrorists, from the practicing Muslim next door.
If you ever want to see a blood curdling and terrifying fact, watch just one of the many videos that Muslims (not just known terrorist groups) create while they indoctrinate children into hatred and murder. Those teachings often happen at Mosques right here in the U.S. We all remember those children with bombs attached to their bodies in Israel. Grown men using 5-year-old girls to do their killing. I guess females do have a place in Islam. Those acts were believed proper because of the teachings of the Quran.
When you hear people defend Islam, and tell you why it is a religion of peace, keep in mind that the Quran dictates to Moslems that they lie whenever it benefits the religion. It is proper to lie in Islam.
I am not suggesting that we run around yelling at Moslems or worse. Treat everyone with dignity and respect until they prove they are not worthy of it. If you are a Christian, remember that Jesus died for everyone. The term love the sinner but hate the sin, includes Islam.
That having been said, there is nothing Biblical, and nothing for non-christians, that should indicate it proper for us to go through life with our eyes closed and our ears covered. We do not have to invite death into our country. What happened in France is horrible and my heart goes out to that entire country. Just the same, liberal-socialist France invites the rath of Islam. Usually the first target for fundamentalist Islam is those who want to hug them and make kissy-face with them. Death and destruction is often their reward. Truth and common sense will protect us, while liberalism, with its “we must feel guilty about everything” attitude, invites only the worst.
Try to remember, that while we (are supposed to) have religious freedom in America, Moslems believe in Sharia law. They believe in religious freedom only for Muslims. Sharia law means that the religion (only Islam) and the government and its laws are one and the same. Sharia law is taking hold in parts of Europe, and is taking root in America. Those silly European countries (kissy-face and hugs), are now scrambling to see how to stop it. It is being birthed right now in America, and all of you who hate Christianity, and think that the freedom to practice that faith somehow means government religion, are standing by (once again) with your eyes closed and your ears plugged while Sharia law is in its beginnings. Once again, thank you American liberalism. There’s nothing like the death of common sense (liberalism) to cause the end of all citizen rights.
Isis is only the most recent Islamic terrorist organization that has come to our attention. From the PLO to Hamas, from Boco Haram, to Islamic State and on to al-Qaeda they all promise death or subservience to those who reject Islam. To pick out Isis and ignore the rest is fatal, and of course, very liberal.
With the attacks in Paris behind us, do you see those supposed “99.9%” of Muslims that are just practicing their religion peacefully, marching with signs in the world’s capitals, condemning the attacks? Are all the prominent “non-violent” Muslims seeking out microphones so they can support the victims and condemn the killers?
Sometimes silence speaks louder than words.
I was a supporter of the (second and first) war in Iraq. I supported that (the second) war because I believed the same British intelligence about weapons of mass destruction, that Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton and most others believed. When that intel turned out to be erroneous, I continued to support the war effort firstly because it was proven that the U.N.s (ugh) oil for food program, while it benefited Germany and France greatly, was not providing food for the people of Iraq, and it was being stashed, for future plans to once again stockpile weapons of mass destruction. My primary reason however, for continued support was the fact that I love freedom and democracy. I wanted those people, both Moslem and others, to experience those things. I now realize that I was wrong and those deaths of American and other soldiers were in vain. Islam, freedom and democracy cannot live together. Freedom and democracy are the enemies of Islam. A truly free people, would never accept the Islam of the Quran.
To sum up, any group has a right to believe what they want to believe. They have a right to subscribe to any book they choose, as long as they do not harm anyone or attempt to instill terror in anyone.
The rest of society has a right and an obligation to protect itself from those who have proven themselves to be violent.
Islam has without a doubt, showed itself willing and able to promote and inflict terror, injury and death to anyone who chooses not to follow what they believe, while those peaceful Moslems, do little to nothing to prevent it, or condemn it.
As is the case with all non-photography posts, this one will be moved down this page tomorrow to join a grouping of other articles that are not related to the primary subject of this blog, which remains photography.
God Bless, and keep the faith, Wayne