They can try all they want to convince the world that yes, Islam is the religion of peace, yet those who follow the teachings of Islam, ie; the Quran, Sura and Hadiths, continue to frustrate their propagandizing by butchering innocent Christians, blowing up Holy sites and murdering innocent Parisians.
Muslims who believe in their hearts that Islam really is the religion of peace are very much like Christians who claim that Christ is not the only way to God. They pick and choose which portions of doctrine they wish to follow and pretend the rest doesn't exist. However, as with Christianity, if you choose not to follow essential doctrines but to pick and choose the ones you can live with then you are not a true follower of that religion. If I deny Christ is the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except by Him I might as well be a Buddhist or just make up my own religion. If the doctrine truly comes from God or His Prophet you cannot deny parts of it and still claim to be His follower.
This is the case with Islam. If you talk to an ISIS member or any other fundamentalist he will tell you that he follows the entire doctrine of Allah through the Prophet Mohammed and that so called Moderates are actually apostates who, if they were confronted would be severly punished/tortured, disfigured or killed. This is the case for all Islamic Fundamentalists. In Fundamentalist Islam Moderates are referred to as hypocrites or Munafiqs.
Before you send me a bunch of hate please stop. These words are not mine. These are the preaching and teachings of various Islamic scholars which are widely available online. Simply Google fundamental creeds of the Islamic faith and argue with them. I will not engage in any debates over this subject matter. The Internet is rife with endless debates and I have spent plenty of time with them in preparing for this article.
So, how does one reconcile this? How do you even know who to trust? Is the Muslim next door a Munafiq or a Fundamentalist? There is a tenet in Islam called Taqayya which allows a Fundamentalist to adopt moderate or even foreign behaviors in order to remain concealed for any number of reasons. One of the primary reasons is to simply conceal their Fundamentalist beliefs until a large enough population exist that they can 'come out'. Of course then there is the most obvious. It is while they wait to be called into action. In other words, there is no way to know if the kindly gentleman you buy your coffee from each morning is a Munafiq or if he is a radical Islamist waiting quietly for the call to do who knows what.
Take this example: There are over a Billion Muslims in the entire world. According to their own statistics approximately 3 to 5 percent of them are radical Fundamentalists. That adds up to an army of hundreds of millions which hate the West as they hate Israel. Had they not spent the last thousand years fighting each other the world may be a much different place.
The incidents in Paris are just a taste of what this army is capable of. If you paid any attention at all to the report on the "refugees" pouring into Europe you would have noticed one thing. The vast majority and I mean vast, we're all fighting age males. Only a third or so were women and children. In some groups there were absolutely no women, children or elderly. This was no immigration. It was an invasion.
We in the West have had it far too good for far too long. We have lost our hard edge and have become soft and dull witted, or at least our leadership has. Only now, when it is too late has Europe begun to rethink their immigration policies. Germany, one of the most welcoming from the government's perspective is now closing their borders and considering deportation of single, military aged men.
They are too late! These men have already found the towns and neighborhoods where their fellow Islamists have established a large presence. They will blend in there and help to push the last remaining German citizens out. France of course has the largest population of Islamists in the EU. The Islamists even have their own exclusion zones where Sharia law - Islamic law - is practiced. This weekend the people of France have begun to pay the price for their government's poor judgment. All this and I have not even touched on the wannabe Muslims. The ones who convert but don't study anything but a few debate verses. These people are simply shit disturbers if you'll forgive the language. They bounce from cause to cause protesting and making a lot of noise and mayhem. They thrive off of imagined prejudice and oppression. They show up at every march, protest, riot or uprising not so much because they support the cause. They are simply shit disturbers.
The United States can expect to feel the presence of these radicals as well. It is well known that thousands of Middle East males have crossed our Southern border since 9/11. This is in addition to the thousands the enemy in the Whitehouse has been importing. It is only a matter of time. I hope I'm wrong, but I'm guessing that right before the 2016 elections there will be some sort of attack by Islamic radicals using some type of weapon of mass destruction or mass disruption, thereby postponing the election and allowing the implementation of martial law.
All this is pretty gloomy and the last part is simply my own gut feeling and should only be taken as such. As I say, I hope I'm wrong. As for the rest, none of it is a state secret. All of it comes from the writings and YouTube channels of Fundamentalist Islamists and Islamic scholars. There are two distinct followers of Islam (I'm not referring to Sunni and Shia) the two are Moderates, Munafiqs if you will, and there are Fundamentalists. Partial followers of Islam, Munafiqs, I do not consider Muslims just as I do not consider partial followers of Jesus Christ Christians. Only those who follow the entire doctrine of their religion can be considered a true follower.
Note: Why don't Christians stone gays then etc etc? Please read the Bible or talk to an Evangelist or a Pastor. Those laws were for another Covenant. After Christ came and died on the cross God entered into a new covenant with man. The old was fulfilled in Christ and while the Mosaic law still serves as a guide as to God's nature, what He approves and disapproves and just what sin is and how it affects our relationship with God, we are no longer bound to the old code except where Jesus specified. Now, in Christ we are to love even our enemy. That is why I do not just suggest killing all Muslims as seems to be the popular solution at the moment in some circles. Rather I admit I don't have a solution. At this point only God can set things right. One other thing: Islam does not have a contextual change like the new covenant. The same archaic ways to follow, some called Hadiths, which were set out 1500 years ago carry just as much authority today.
So just what is to be done now? Trust in God of course. Almost a thousand years ago Islam came very close to conquering Europe. Once again Europe faces that threat. It is no coincidence that this is happening as the Middle East churns, Russia and Iran unite on the border of Syria and Israel and the United States is headed by a man who's goal is to cripple or destroy it any way he can.
Friends, be careful of anyone who follows Islam. Remember, Jesus told us that as we neared His coming there would be many false teachings, false Christ's and people would rather follow what tickled their ear than the Gospel that could save their soul. What else could explain a 16 year old from Nebraska running away to be a sex toy for an ISIS fighter? These would be just the beginning of birth pangs. Things will likely get much worse before we go home to be with the Lord. But be of good cheer! Our Lord and Savior is ever present. His Spirit lives within us! And it's no coincidence all this is happening now - this is why every Christian I talk to says they feel something in the air! We need to be ready. Whether that is for trials and tribulations or for the Harpazo I don't know. And, as always, be ready to give an answer for the faith that lives within you. I just keep looking up and so should you my brothers and sisters.
If you are not a believer but feel that stirring in your heart and think you need to know more about being a Christian here is an excellent site. You will find that you don't need to throw your intellect in the trash to believe. In fact, it is just as important to know what you believe as it is why you believe.
God bless you all and if there are any Muslims who are put off by what I have stated please take it up with your fellows on the Internet. I really do not hate Muslims. I have a young man who works for me who is Muslim. I have engaged him in a few short chats about his faith. He is very anxious that I understand why he feels it is a religion of peace. He knows a good deal of the verses off the top of his head. The problem is he doesn't know the entire Quran or the other Holy books the Sura and the Hadiths. Only the parts he has been selectively taught. When I bring up issues with verses like those below he becomes very flustered. He admits he had never seen those verses, or if he had, he'd simply passed over them. I believe this is the case with a vast number of Muslims.
Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.
Quran (3:56) - "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."
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 (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward." The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, who were led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. This is the theological basis for today's suicide bombers.
Quran (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…"
Once again, God Bless you, one and all. Oh, and I have included some links below for further study on the subject of Islam if you should so desire. If you are unfamiliar with its teachings you will find these enlightening. The others are links to Muslim teachers. There is information you might find useful.
Q & A on basic Islam
No room for Partial Muslims (Munafiqs) in Islam
(Starts in Arabic but moves to English)
An Islamic Scholar with a large following in Europe and the US
Diatribe on conquering Europe and the US
Remember my fellow Christians, "Greater is He that is in us than he who is in the world..."