Ref: “Painting Islam with broad strokes is unfair”
–a DR Article by Bob Ingle, POLITICS PATROL, published Jan 27, 2011
“There certainly are militant followers of Islam just like there are militant Jews and militant Christians, but to paint all members of a group with a broad brush is unfair and not what we stand for in this country.”
I see this thought reiterated over and over again, but no one ever seems to address the heart of the situation. We need to go to the root of the problem. The problem –that frightens people– is the violence, and the Sharia Law, that the Quran itself actually teaches. The Quran is not akin to the teachings of American principles and freedoms that we cherish, or to Christianity, Judaism, or other peaceful religions. Many try to justify violence in the Quran by equating it with violence in the Bible Old Testament. We need to study the Bible, and also the Quran, –and all the history thereof. I believe that if someone says that he or she is a Muslim, –then that means their true loyalty goes to their own holy book, as to what I read in the Quran, no matter how they might appear to be or act otherwise.
More food for thought: Tell me, what is a “militant Jew or Christian” ? What did Jesus teach? Compare what Jesus teaches to the teachings of Muhammad. What is the “armour of God” that Christians are to wear? What are some logical tests of a true prophet of God? Can a true prophet of God ever, much less often, be wrong, i.e. things in nature, or in predicting the future, or in things of science, or of accurate and true knowledge beyond the times they were written, or from that which was beyond the common belief of the day that the author lived?
Instead of burying our head in the sand, –we need to go to the SOURCE itself. Ask ourselves, ‘What, or where, is
the AUTHORITY that we base our belief? Where did it come from, and where and when did it start? And who started it?
THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM