The First Step in Winning a War is Identifying the Enemy
Our politicians have enslaved themselves to Political Correctness. Both parties refuse to identify the enemy and that is Islam and the devout followers of Islam. Terms like “Radical Islam” or “Islamic Extremist” just further obscure the truth. Trying to separate the ideology of Al Qaeda from Islam is a distinction without a difference. Al Qaeda are doing exactly as Mohammad commanded. They are following the teachings and example of Mohammad.
There is no such thing as “Radical Islam” or “Moderate Islam”. Islam is only radical relative to Western Culture. As the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan, said, “Islam is Islam, and that’s it!”
Islam is about Law, Sharia Law. All devout Muslims are required to put Sharia Law above man made law, e.g., the US Constitution. Therefore devout Muslims cannot be loyal citizens of the United States.
Mohammad was a politician, a warrior, a thief, a slave holder, a murderer, a torturer, a rapist, and a pedophile. Mohammad and Islam’s success came not from teaching peace as Mohammad did in Mecca but from violent conquest by Mohammad after he moved to Medina. It is quite telling that year 1 in the Islamic Calendar is 622 AD, the year in which Mohammad established the first Islamic political community in Medina.
Mohammad is the highest Moral Authority on Islam. He is Islam’s sacred Prophet. Criticizing Mohammad is blasphemy punishable by death under Sharia Law. Mohammad is the “Ideal Muslim” which all devout Muslims are commanded to emulate.
Mohammad advocated Jihad of the sword (warfare) and Jihad of the pen (war propaganda) against all Kuffar or Kafir (non-believers). He deemed Jihad the highest moral activity (as opposed to farming or trading) for a Muslim to engage in.
There is only one Quran and one Sunnah (the Hadith & the Sira – words and deeds of Mohammad). 2/3’s of the occurrences of the term “Jihad” in the Quran refer to violent warfare against the Kuffar (non-believers). The Hadith and the Sira are even more violent.
Sharia Law is derived from the Quran and the Sunnah. There is no separation of church from state in Islam. The only accepted form of government in Islam is despotic rule by Sharia Law. Voting is shirk (unforgivable sin) unless it serves the end goal of bringing about an Islamic government. As Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan said, “democracy is a train where you can get off when you reach your destination.”
There are “Moderate Muslims” but the term, “Moderate Muslim,” is a misnomer. One should never confuse the actions of a professed Muslim with the Doctrine of Islam. A “Muslim” is a human being and humans profess to be many things without their actions being consistent with what they profess. “Moderate Muslims” are cultural/secular Muslims who have adopted the ways of the West, i.e., they do not adhere to Sharia Law. Therefore they are NOT practicing some enlightened form of Islam. They are not practicing Islam at all.
The absence of ISLAM is NOT ISLAM.
(This article was submitted to Jan Morgan Media by guest author, Kurt Vangsness)