THE RELIGION OF PEACE?
Muslims crave a chilling kind of peace, experts say
June 6, 2017 — WND.com reports: “The ‘religion of peace’ struck again Saturday night in London, when three terrorists drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge, then jumped out and reportedly shouted, ‘This is for Allah,’ as they stabbed passersby with knives.
With seven more dead and 48 more wounded in the latest attack, it’s hard for many to believe Islam is truly a religion of peace, as many politicians and media figures have claimed.
But Islam is a religion of peace, according to a former Homeland Security officer who specialized in Islamic theology and the strategy and tactics of the global Islamic movement. It’s just that the Muslim definition of peace is different than the Western one.
‘Peace is defined by pledging loyalty to Shariah law,’ said Philip Haney, who worked in Customs and Border Protection. ‘They define everything that they do based on their loyalty to the principles of Shariah law, and it’s a component of Shariah that peace is not possible within this world we live in until Shariah law is established. So I tell people tongue-in-cheek that Islam is a religion of peace, just not right now. It will be when Shariah law is implemented, but not until then.’…” (In March 2015, the UK newspaper The Independent had a series of articles entitled: “Life under Isis: The everyday reality of living in the Islamic ‘Caliphate’ with its 7th Century laws, very modern methods and merciless violence.” It stated: “It is one of the strangest states ever created. The Islamic State wants to force all humanity to believe in its vision of a religious and social utopia existing in the first days of Islam. Women are to be treated as chattels, forbidden to leave the house unless they are accompanied by a male relative. People deemed to be pagans, like the Yazidis, can be bought and sold as slaves. Punishments such as beheadings, amputations and flogging become the norm. All those not pledging allegiance to the caliphate declared by its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, on 29 June last year are considered enemies.” What a difference between this teaching and the teaching of our Lord: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” – Matthew 2:43 – 48.)
Ex-Islamist Leader: ‘Stop Saying Violence Has Nothing to Do with Islam’
June 6, 2017 — Breitbart.com reports: “British Muslims have been urged to ‘stop pretending’ violence and terrorism are completely alien to Islam. The call was made by Maajid Nawaz, a former leader of the UK branch of the hardline Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT).
Mr. Nawaz, a broadcaster and author, was speaking on London’s LBC radio in the wake of Saturday night’s terrorist atrocity in the British capital, in which seven people were killed and more than 50 injured. In response to a caller questioning whether Islam had anything to do with acts of terrorist violence, he had this to say:
‘When the prophet Mohammed said: ‘I have been ordered to fight the people until they declare there is no god but God and Muhammad is his messenger’, That’s clearly got something to do with violence doesn’t it?’ Maajid suggested…” (The web page Answering Islam lists 164 jihad verses in the Koran. It listed as its criteria: “Each of the 164 Jihad verses in this list was selected based on how clearly and directly it spoke about Jihad, at least when considered in its immediate context. Most of the listed passages mention a military expedition, fighting, or distributing war spoils.” You can find these listed at: http://www.answering-islam.org/Quran/Themes/jihad_passages.html.)