A good Muslim not only obeys the Koran to the letter, but he also sees Muhammad as the perfect example. Thus if he killed for the faith, then so should they. So when we see Muslims killing non-Muslims today, they are simply being true and faithful Muslims.
They are not extremists or fundamentalists, as the media likes to call them. They are simply being true Muslims. The so-called moderate Muslims are the ones who are not being true Muslims, as they disobey their own Koran, and do not follow the example of the Prophet.
So when we read about 50 students killed as they slept in their dormitories, and their college set alight in Nigeria – just after the Nairobi Westgate shopping mall slaughter of last week – this is just normal practice for normal Muslims. It is not an aberration, but common Islamic practice.
As Pam Geller puts it concerning this latest massacre, “The devout Muslim group, Boko Haram, gunned down dozens of students as they slept in dormitories, and torched classrooms. Boko Haram means ‘Western education is sinful’ or literally, ‘Books Bad.’
“The media’s use of the word militants for these devout savages is particularly despicable. The media is aligned with the jihad force. Well over 12,000 Christians have been slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria. Despite the daily attacks from this Muslim group, Boko Haram, Obama continues to refuse to designate them a terrorist group.”
Violence in the life of Muhammad and in the Koran
Muhammad himself engaged in numerous religious wars, acts of violent jihad, and bloodletting. Of course while he was in Mecca for 12-13 years he did not resort to violence. But with the refusal of the people to embrace his new religion he was forced to flee to Medina.
It was there that he said Allah revealed to him that he must fight for the faith, and that he did. He led raiding parties, ordered revenge attacks, engaged in the torture and killing of his enemies, and commanded massacres. His last 10 years at Medina cemented his record as a warlord, a man of violence, and a promoter of bloody jihad.
And all this is fully enjoined in the Islamic holy book as well. I will not here look at what is said about this in the hadiths, but just offer a sampling of passages from the Koran. These suras (chapters) make it quite clear that the devout Muslim must kill for the faith, just as Muhammad did:
“Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191
“Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” 3:28
“Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” 3:85
“Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” 5:33
“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” 8:12
“Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” 8:60
“The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” 8:65
“When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” 9:5
“The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque.” 9:28
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.” 9:29
“The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.” 9:30
“Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” 9:123
“Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” 22:19
“Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.” 47:4
Thus all the horrific acts of butchery, barbarism, and horror just witnessed in Africa and Pakistan in the last week alone all come straight out of the book – and out of the life and example of Muhammad. Muslims kill today because Muhammad killed – and because they are ordered to do so in the Koran.
Muslims terrorise and slay innocent men, women and children because Muhammad did – and their sacred writings command them to. So who is being the true Muslim here? It is quite clear. The “moderates” are not being true to their own faith and their own heritage. The jihadists are.
That is why we should not be asking the question, “Are there moderate Muslims?” Of course there are. Perhaps the majority of Muslims are. But that is not the issue. The real issue is, “Is Islam moderate?” And the answer to that question is, “Absolutely not”.
Islam is not just another religion. It is at heart a political ideology and a cult of death. It brooks no rivals, and its followers are ordered to kill all infidels. Everyone must submit to Allah, or face the sword, or live as dhimmies. There are no other options in Islam.
That is why we must not appease those who have sworn to kill us. We must not compromise with those who have vowed to annihilate us. While we seek to pray for, love and win for the gospel individual Muslims, we must never capitulate to the political ideology of Islam.
It is every bit as horrible as Communism and Nazism were. And even worse yet is the sheer silence of Western Christians about the slaughter of our brothers and sisters elsewhere. As Kirsten Powers asks, where is the outcry from believers in the West?
“Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. One would think this horror might be consuming the pulpits and pews of American churches. Not so. The silence has been nearly deafening.”
The West needs to wake up to the ugly reality of Islam. And Western Christians need to repent of their utter lack of concern about the millions of Christians who have been persecuted and slaughtered by the ‘religion of peace’ over the centuries.