Islam: America on Borrowed Time
by Bill Lockwood
In Why I Am Not a Muslim, Ibn Warraq discusses the Salmon Rushdie affair of several years back. Rushdie published an expose on several verses of the Koran after which the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued an international “death warrant” for him. Warraq noted the strange tendency—we must add “dangerous” also– of “western scholars” to “pass off” the warrant has having been issued by “Muslim extremists.” Observes Warraq, “Even more dishonest is the continuing attempt to exonerate Islam itself—especially by using phrases such as ‘Islamic fundamentalist,’ ‘Muslim fanatic,’ and so on.
“The term ‘Islamic fundamentalist’ is itself inappropriate, for … Muslims have not moved away from the literal interpretation of the Koran: all Muslims—not just a group we have called ‘fundamentalist’—believe that the Koran is literally the word of God. … No amount of mental gymnastics or intellectual dishonesty is going to make the unpalatable, unacceptable, and barbaric aspects of Islam disappear. … Khomeini’s actions directly reflect the teachings of Islam, whether found in the Koran, in the acts and sayings of the Prophet, or the Islamic law based on them.”
Careful consideration of these easily discerned facts about Islam exposes not only our president, who continues to use the microphone to brainwash Americans that “Islam is a religion of peace,” but also the more conservative-leaning news outlets such as Fox News which insists on a difference between “Islam” and “Radical Fundamentalist Islam.” Such a distinction does not exist.
What are the teachings of Islam with which America must be concerned?
First, Islamic “sacred obligation” is to impose Islam upon the entire world. Islamic authority Brigitte Gabriel correctly points out that this is “not a distortion of Islam, nor is it the creation of a few extremists who have hijacked a peaceful and tolerant religion. It is mandated by the holy writings of Islam, as interpreted by a vast majority of the classical authorities.”
These authorities include the Koran itself; the Hadith (or “Traditions” – reports of what Muhammad did and said); the “Sharia,” or Islamic law; and the Biography of Muhammad, called the Sura. “Throughout the Koran and the Hadith, “war” and “killing, slaughter” are ordained by Allah as the “unavoidable and immutable punishment for refusing to convert to Islam.” This means aggressive warfare for the imposition of Islam. Islam is a foreign political power, cloaked in religious garb, bent on world domination. To allow it in our midst is identical to harboring and nourishing communist cell-groups which plan to overthrow our government.
Second, the “Great Commission” of Islam is to kill infidels. “Fight in the way of Allah … and slay them wherever you may find them … And fight with them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah” (2:190-193). The following verse intends Christians and Jews as “idolaters.” “When the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever you may find them … But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, the leave their way free” (9:5).
Islamic scholar Samuel Zwemer translates this passage: “slay the polytheists”—which, in Islamic terminology means Christians. Commenting, he continues, “Before he fell sick Muhammad had given orders for an expedition to the Syrian border … and no sooner was Abu Bakr proclaimed caliph than the faithful hastened to the command” (The Moslem World, 37).
Islam is a foreign terrorist political power fighting beneath a flag of “religion.” American had better awaken to this reality lest we lost our stars and stripes for a flag emblazoned with a crescent.