Why this Islamic violence?
ISLAMIC TERRORISMWhat has motivated both the present and historical Islamic violence? What does the Quran actually say?
ISLAMIC PROPAGANDA Countering Islamic lies and propaganda is important as there is an agenda afoot to rewrite history. Whether it's denying historical Islamic violence, war and ethnic cleansing, or Islamic promotion of slavery hundred of years prior to Western involvement.
ISLAMIC PEACE Firstly we need to understand that peace in Islam does not mean the same as peace as we understand it. It does not mean the absence of war or violence but the rule of Islam (Caliphate). From the Islamic perspective there cannot be peace without the rule of Islam. Those who claim Islam is a religion of peace, actually mean working toward peace that can only come about once Islam governs all nations. This has always been the Islamic agenda since Mohammed commanded Holy War. His Muslim armies eventually advanced as far as southern France and Austria destroying ancient Christian communities in Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey etc.
ISLAM HAS ALWAYS ATTACKED CHRISTIAN NATIONS Check it out for yourself, Islam has constantly advanced through war and this Islamic agenda is not going to go away. Islamic terrorism (Fascism) and war is nothing new, it's been going on in various guises since Mohammed's time in the 7th century, He instigated and modeled "Holy War (Jihad) as the primary means of advancing Islam into the surrounding Christian, Jewish and Pagan territories. Muslim armies invaded Spain in the year 711 and Southern France in the year 721. It is important to note that this was hundred of years before any of the Crusades.... which Muslims so often use as an excuse for their violence. As late as 1529 Muslim armies invaded Eastern Europe and laid siege to the Austrian capital of Vienna.
VIOLENCE AND WAR IN THE QURAN The Quran gives a clear mandate that unbelievers (Kafirs) have to convert or been killed or treated as second class citizens...... Quran 9:111 "Lo! Allah has bought the lives and wealth of Muslims because the Garden (of Paradise) will be theirs: Muslims shall fight for Allah, and shall kill and be killed. It is a promise which is binding on Allah in the Torah and the Gospel and in the Quran. Who fulfills His covenant better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain that you have made, for that is the supreme triumph." Quran 8.12: "Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): "I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them." Quran 5:38: "Cut off the hands of thieves, whether they are male or female, as punishment for what they have done-a deterrent from God: God is almighty and wise." Quran 22:19-22: "Fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem" "for them (the unbelievers) garments of fire shall be cut and there shall be poured over their heads boiling water whereby whatever is in their bowels and skin shall be dissolved and they will be punished with hooked iron rods"
ISLAM INTIMIDATES AND SOWS FEAR This strategy of Islam to intimidate, provoke fear and cleanse territory of non Muslims is nothing new. It has gone on since Mohammed time. However we must resist in love and truth and not let fear and threats intimidate us. God's strategy to overcome this terror is for us to reach out and share the good news of God's grace with Muslims.
Lets pray for real peace, love, forgiveness and the rejection of violence, for this is the way of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
This map shows the invasion of Christian territories just before the Crusades of the 11th Century (which were a response to Muslim violence and not the cause of it as Muslims would have the world believe). Today most of these Christian lands are Muslim!