This page is dedicated towards informing the public about Islam in a way that reflects its nature towards those outside the Islamic faith.
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Avi Lipkin, the Five Deceptions of Islam (YouTube Link):
1. Islam is a religion of Love.
2.Islam is a religion of Peace.
3. Allah is just another name for [the Judeo-Christian] God.
4. We worship Jesus just like you do.
5. The Koran is the divine word of Allah.
If you have a spare 30minutes, this is an interesting look into Islam from a Jewish perspective, though it doesn’t fully cover all 5 points in this clip. I would recommend his other lesson for a more indepth study: The Two Houses of Islam. Unfortunately I could not find a YouTube link for that one. Certainly it is worth buying the DVD or downloading the MP3 of this.
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“We must be honest and fair in saying that there are many peace-loving Muslims who abhor the violence… What we are not talking about is the Muslim people as a whole, but rather what Islam teaches about itself. A distinction must be made between the belief and the people who believe it. People act out of what they believe; therefore, change the theology and you change behavior.
One of the main goals of Islam is the creation of a single Muslim nation with no geographical borders within it.
…Muslims believe… ‘When you meet the unbelievers strike off their heads until you have massacred the,’ says the Koran. ‘Fight in the cause of Allah!… Kill them wherever you find them. Until they surrender. ..’
Most Western people do not realize that jihad is not new. From its inception and for 500years thereafter, Islam established itself by the sword. From A.D. 632 until the time Europe responded with the Crusades, Muslim armies wiped out Christian communities from Morocco to Iraq.
Muhammad taught in the Koran “The hour (of Judgement) will not begin until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. A Jew will hide behind a rock or a tree, and the rock or tree will say ‘O Muslim, o slave of Allah! There is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!'” (al-Bukhari 2926; Muslim 2921-2)” Pray to God: Chapter 4: The Clash of Religion
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1. Islam is a religion of peace.
The following excerpt is taken from the Sahih Muslim, Book 019, Number 4294.
“Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…
…If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands…
If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them.”
From this, a non-Muslim must either pay a Jizya (tax) or fight (die).
2. Islamic nations are peaceful.
“The list of Muslim-on-Muslim violence in recent history is endless, and it predates the events of 9/11. For instance, in the case of Pakistan, we can go back to early 1990s to see scores of instances of violence between rival militant organizations of the Sunnis and Shias. For eight years, Iran and Iraq, the two Muslim countries, fought a full-fledged war. Whether Iraq enjoyed the backing of the West for the purpose is a different thing, and it cannot evade the bitter fact that the victims in both cases were Muslims. Similarly, the intra-Afghan fighting that has gone on in Afghanistan since the late 1980s has also claimed primarily Muslim lives. In the process of spreading a bigoted Hanafi Sunni creed throughout Afghanistan, the Taliban victimized not only fellow Sunnis but also Shia Hazaras and Tajiks.” Muslim-on-Muslim Violence, Ishtiaq Ahmad, Weekly Pulse April 8-14, 2008
“In the 1990s violence occurred between Muslims and non-Muslims in Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kashmir, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Middle East, Sudan and Nigeria. Mujahedin fighters from the Afghanistan war were central participants in many of these conflicts as well as in Muslim terrorist organizations in countries throughout the world. In the mid-1990s, roughly half the ethnic conflicts in the world involved Muslims fighting each other or non-Muslims…According to the International Institute of Strategic Studies, 32 armed conflicts were underway in 2000; more than two thirds involved Muslims. Yet Muslims are only about one fifth of the world’s population.” Samuel P. Huntington, The Age of Muslim Wars
3. Islamic countries are tolerant of other religions.
“Indonesia boasts of being the largest Islamic nation, and from 1995 to this writing, religious jihads have burned and drestroyed 1,000 churches, killed 5,000 Christians, siezed or destroyed 100,000 shops and homes and produced 500,000 Christian refugess… Since 1983, over 1 million Sudanes Christians have been slaughtered in their own country by government-sponsored jihad.” Pray to God: Chapter 4: The Clash of Religion