Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Religion of Peace?


The Evidence for March 2009

I thought this might be instructive for those who believe that violence and hatred from Muslims is created by a “tiny minority of extremists” who have “hijacked a religion of peace,” and that true Islam is “tolerant.”

Below are just the stories that came to me in this one month. Dates are when I saw the story, not necessarily when it happened. Having a full time job, I didn’t spend a lot of time searching. I’m sure there are many more.
The picture above is of a 43 year old Muslim cleric, and his second wife, a 12-year-old child. He has been charged with child abuse in Indonesia, but Muslims are protesting, because Shari'a law allows marriage at age 9, based on the perfect example of the Prophet. See the story under March 18th.

If you can’t read all the stories, just read the headlines and think about it. One can hardly wait to see what hate and death this "Religion of Peace” gives the world in April.

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Read this website: http://thereligionofpeace.com/. It keeps a more extensive list of recent jihadists attacks than what I’ve gathered, below.

And yet another good source for what’s happening across the world:
http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/

March 1, 2009

Kassam rockets continue to hit Negev
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1235410732719&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Islamic hate-preacher gets OK to march in London calling for the implementation of Sharia
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025059.php

Missile threat to British troops
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5822094.ece

March 2

Ten years in prison for murdering 45 innocent people
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jS8Cg0JoxeazNJFwAMTMfnWI3Osw

Six killed in Pishin girls’ madrassa suicide blast
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\03\03\story_3-3-2009_pg1_6

Obama Security Breached: Schematics for ‘Marine One’ Found at Iranian IP Address
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025072.php

Pakistani kidnappers set latest deadline to kill American
http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=70154

Yemeni Jew killer deemed unfit for trial
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1235898324041&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull

March 3

Bulgaria MP Yanev: Numerous Southern Villages Are Converted to Islam by Force
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=101658

Pakistan Attack on Cricket Team Leaves 5 Police Dead
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=agNpf4qdFAyE&refer=

March 4

Pakistan: Young couple in hiding after tribal court sentences them to death
http://www.stophonourkillings.com/?name=News&file=article&sid=3417

Jordan: Teenager murders 30 year-old sister over alleged affair
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025095.php

Norway: Muslim girls beaten for not wearing the hijab
http://europenews.dk/en/node/20590

March 5

Taliban blow up Pakistan music shops
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hBMCt5YhEC4hRzH2UqzEI1FKHoOg

Former Muslim bakery leader allegedly brags in jail about journalist killing
http://www.mercurynews.com/localnewsheadlines/ci_11842728?source=emailLiam1304

M'sian man fights baby's secret conversion to Islam
http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20090305-126458.html

Muslims attack Christian community in Punjab
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14650&size=A

Explosion in a Pakistan mosque wounds over 30
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=1980699&Language=en

March 6

Egyptian cleric: The Jews "are enemies not because they occupied Palestine. They would have been enemies even if they did not occupy a thing."
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025130.php

Daily Mail removes reference to Muslim husband telling his wife to read the Qur'an as he strangled her
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025128.php

Militants bomb ancient shrine in Pakistan (Militants? Presbyterians, no doubt!)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29528251/

March 7

Fear of death stalks women in Swat
http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/Dawn%20Content%20Library/dawn/news/pakistan/nwfp/fear-of-death-stalks-women-in-swat-ha

Iran: ICC warrant for mass-murdering Sudanese president insult to Muslims
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025134.php

March 8

Muslim Cop Beats Up Home-less Man, Claims Islamophobia
http://europenews.dk/en/node/20816

Egypt: Rumors of Muslim girl involved with Christian boy erupt into violence and death
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025145.php

Iraq suicide cyclist kills 28 in Baghdad
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jKyBx-sxJaZYnh07KQpA41erRdPQ

Davis Cup, pro-arab anti-israeli demonstration, riots and hate
http://tedekeroth.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/davis-cup-pro-arabic-anti-israeli-demonstration-riots-and-hate/

Two Buddhists killed in Thai Muslim south
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSBKK466416

March 9

Women and children bear scars of most acid attacks
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/printArticle.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=277431&version=1&template_id=44&parent_id=24

Saudis order 40 lashes for elderly woman (75) for mingling
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/03/09/saudi.arabia.lashes/index.html?eref=edition

Afghanistan: Court upholds (20-year) jail term for 'blasphemous' reporter
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Religion/?id=3.0.3085587696

March 10

Egyptian Christian Burned Alive; Father Murdered Also
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025179.php

Pakistan: One Woman Dead In Attack On Christians
Would-be rapist instigates attack in response to charges leveled against him.
http://www.compassdirect.org/en/display.php?page=news&lang=en&length=short&idelement=5844&backpage=summaries

Libya Tortures Four Christian Converts From Islam
http://www.aina.org/news/2009039174117.htm

UK jihadists used welfare and earthquake relief money to finance jihad
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025165.php

March 11

9/11 defendants: "We ask to be near to God, we fight you and destroy you and terrorize you. The Jihad in god's cause is a great duty in our religion."
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025198.php

Pakistani jihadi organization targeting U.S.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025193.php

Sudanese Lecturer Demands Fatwa Allowing ICC Prosecutor's Killing
http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/14481.htm

March 12

A BRITISH mother of two is being held in jail after being found guilty of adultery - for having a cup of tea with a male friend.
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25177107-954,00.html

Canadian given 10-year sentence for UK bomb plot
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090312/wl_canada_nm/canada_us_terror_sentence

Dutch authorities foil terrorist attack
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025214.php

Honor killing in Germany: Girl's face "beaten beyond recognition
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025203.php

Extortion, Guns and Visa Fraud
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=326250&paper=59&cat=104

March 13

Man who beheaded wife pleads "innocent"
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/state/ny-stbehe0314,0,4443778.story

FBI tracking jihad recruiting in Minneapolis
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025218.php

Libya “Detains” And “Tortures” Four Christians For Leaving Islam, Group Says
http://www.worthynews.com/5195-libya-detains-and-tortures-four-christian-for-leaving-islam

March 14

Make Every Woman Wear A Burkha
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/89222/-Make-every-woman-wear-a-burkha

8-year-old girl is shot at in MP for spraying colours on a (Muslim) man
http://www.mumbaimirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=3&contentid=200903122009031203014107514bea34

"Martyrs' Trilogy," memoirs of Bali attackers exalted as heroes
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14704&size=A

Iraqi footballer shot dead by fan (not, apparently in the name of Allah, but indicative)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7944919.stm

A mild-mannered English teacher tried to kill his sister and continued to issue threats of violence even while in prison for an earlier threat. He says it's because he's a Muslim.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025233.php

March 15


Taliban threaten to kill aid workers as spies
(Wonder if these are the “moderate Taliban the administrations wants to work with?)
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/03/15/afghan.taliban.threat/index.html?eref=edition

Two Israelis murdered in jihad terror attack, moderate Fatah takes responsibility
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025250.php

Minister beaten after clashing with Muslims on his TV show
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1162039/Minister-beaten-clashing-Muslims-TV-show.html

March 16

Muslim blames American culture for beheading
http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2009/03/muslim-blames-american-culture-for.html

Tourists blown up as they admire sunset in Shibam, Yemen
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25192366-401,00.html

Thousands of girls in Britain have suffered genital mutilation
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025256.php

UK: Imam's daughter converted to Christianity, and her father came after her with an axe
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025255.php

March 17

Pakistan: "The Taliban have ordered the killing of women seen in market areas"
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025273.php

Islamists kill five people in Algeria
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j9prZeurLKNTYKAiqXMs4CJuzmUw

March 18

Had to add some context to today’s stories!

Brutal Murder of Ahmadi Muslim Husband and Wife In Pakistan
The deceased, Dr Shiraz Ahmad Bajwa and Dr Noreen Bajwa were husband and wife and were both trained as doctors. The assailants first taped together the hands, feet and mouths of both victims. They then tied rope around their necks and strangled them to death. Dr Shiraz and Dr Noreen were expecting their first child.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/brutal-murder-ahmadi-muslim-husband-wife-pakistan/

Muslim Cleric Arrested for Molesting Child Bride
(Jakarta, Indonesia) Last August, a 43-year-old Muslim cleric, Pujiono Cahyo Widianto (aka Sheik Puji), married 12-year-old junior high school student Lutfiana Ulfa (pic) as his second wife. http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/196868.php

New York: "Man" convicted of conspiracy to murder Americans
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025296.php

Two out of three serious teenage criminals are children of parents born outside the Netherlands. In most cases, no prison sentence is imposed. (Guess it would be “Islamophobic.)
http://www.nisnews.nl/public/180309_1.htm

March 19

"Fundamentalist elements" suspected in torching of music school in Jenin
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025300.php

No more safe at home, Pak Hindus flee to India
http://specials.rediff.com/news/2009/mar/18sld1-hindu-families-face-the-heat.htm

'Your temple is a threat to our religion'
http://specials.rediff.com/news/2009/mar/18sld2-hindu-families-face-the-heat.htm

March 20

Hamas: We may be "forced" to kidnap more Israeli soldiers
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1237461634849&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Iranian Extremists Threaten to Kill 3 Ex-Muslim Pastors
http://christianpost.com/Intl/Persecution/2009/03/iranian-extremists-threaten-to-kill-3-ex-muslim-pastors-20/index.html

Jordanian charged in threat to Jewish school
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/03/jordanian-accused-of-mailing-threatening-letter-to-jewish-school.html

Taliban threatens to behead founder of jihadist website
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025328.php

Somali Islamists behead two sheikhs – group
(And three elderly women—but that doesn’t count. Women are property in Islam.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/africaCrisis/idUSLK425430

Brother of girls murdered in honor killing threatens to kill their aunt
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025319.php

March 21

Jordanian beats daughter to death for wearing makeup in 'honour' killing
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hwjvTpIchKrok25w73HCuTfNOKYA

Terrorist car bombing averted at Haifa mall
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1237461637566&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

All homosexuals should be stoned to death, says Muslim preacher of hate
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1163510/All-homosexuals-stoned-death-says-Muslim-preacher-hate.html

India says has proof Pakistan involved in Mumbai attacks
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/international/2009/March/international_March1707.xml&section=international

March 22

Pakistan: Woman set ablaze by husband dies, police fail to arrest husband
http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=168554

Report claims al-Qaeda can recruit in UK at street level
http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2497079.0.report_claims_alqaeda_can_recruit_in_uk_at_street_level.php

Religious bullying and the mutual social control among young Muslim women in Danish educational institutions appears extensive.
http://islamineurope.blogspot.com/2009/03/denmark-girls-supervise-each-other.html

Mother of three killed by brother
http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=168372

March 23

Pakistan: "Unidentified men" blow up school for girls
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025368.php

In Iraq, Chaos Feared as U.S. Closes Prison
Ex-Inmates Reanimate Sunni, Shiite Militias
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/21/AR2009032102255.html

Yemeni Condemned to Death for Israel Contacts
http://www.aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=1&id=16151

Muslim moral police burn a girl alive in Ghaziabad
http://www.webnewswire.com/node/450416

March 24

Somalia: Islamists Destroy Graves (Not even dead Muslims are safe!)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200903231600.html

Weapons found at Bangladesh Islamic school
http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=72485

Four School Children Killed in Bomb Attack in Iraq's Mosul
http://english.cri.cn/6966/2009/03/25/2001s468194.htm

Hunted in Bangladesh... the terror suspect freed twice by courts in Britain
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1164844/Hunted-Bangladesh--terror-suspect-freed-twice-courts-Britain.html

Spain: Press, Morocco Announces End To Gay Tolerance
http://www.ansamed.info/en/news/ME03.@AM59231.html

Muslim militants issue new threat to behead Red Cross worker
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/261430,muslim-militants-issue-new-threat-to-behead-red-cross-worker.html

March 25

Villagers burn girl alive in 'honour killing'
http://news.scotsman.com/latestnews/Villagers-burn-girl-alive-in.5103494.jp

Media help escalate honor killings, study reveals
In “Moderate” Turkey, the study also showed that 26.2 percent of the parents and 25.9 percent of the students said they support such killings.
http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=170502&bolum=100

March 26

Muslim "Reformist": Muslim countries must have nukes in order to "strike terror in the hearts of the enemies"
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025404.php

Afghan bomber accidentally blows up militants (The news isn’t ALL bad)
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/27/2527452.htm?section=justin

In Loving Memory of Aqsa Parvez and All Victims of Honor Killings Worldwide
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025395.php

Former Maple Leaf employee charged in needles-in-meat case
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/03/27/guelph-meat.html

Suicide attack kills 48 at Pakistani mosque
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7967594.stm

More Muslim Pedophiles Arrested in Britain
http://theopinionator.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/03/british-police-seem-to-go-to-no-end-to-tip-toe-around-muslim-crooks-and-pedophiles-on-march-27-2009-6-muslim-men-were-arres.html

March 27

Unreported World travels to Turkey to investigate honour killings, which have now reached record levels with more than 200 girls and women killed in the past year alone.
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/unreported-world/episode-guide/series-2009/episode-3

Saudi cleric teaches boy to hate, curse Jews
http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2061.htm

Filipino group with al-Qaeda ties threatens beheading
http://worldfocus.org/blog/2009/03/26/filipino-group-with-al-qaeda-ties-threatens-beheading/4626/

Qaeda says hit Koreans in Yemen over U.S. ties
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE52Q21L20090327

Women told: 'You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/women-told-you-have-dishonoured-your-family-please-kill-yourself-1655373.html

Rape victim converts to Islam to marry accused
http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=NLetter&id=4564d4ad-4290-4163-a2e7-0aaf0de26557&Headline=Rape+victim+converts+to+Islam+to+marry+accused

March 28

Iran executes 16 year old girl for “crimes against chastity.”
http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/iran-execution-of-a-teenage-girl/

Saudi mufti okays marriage for 10 year old girls
http://www.alarabiya.net//articles/2009/01/15/64297.html

Pakistan: Christians Brace For Sharia in Swat Valley
http://www.compassdirect.org/en/display.php?page=news&lang=en&length=long&idelement=5858&backpage=summaries&critere=&countryname=&rowcur=

Hezbollah uses Mexican drug routes into U.S.
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/27/hezbollah-uses-mexican-drug-routes-into-us/

Taliban militants in northern Pakistan are preventing 300,000 children from being vaccinated against polio, the World Health Organization says.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/03/27/Taliban_opposes_polio_vaccinations/UPI-16181238174110/

Teen army cadets in uniform targeted by vicious (muslim) thugs
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1165346/Teen-army-cadets-uniform-targeted-vicious-thugs-blamed-deaths.html

New York Muslim child: "Who are struck by Allah's wrath?" "The Jews"
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025424.php

March 29

Wanted by International Criminal Court, Sudan's president gets lavish welcome at Arab League meeting in Qatar
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025436.php

Iranian missile experts in North Korea ahead of rocket launch
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25259115-601,00.html

Weapons flowing into Gaza
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1237727570243&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Bloody clash in south Philippines
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7969474.stm

March 30

Pakistan: Army fights militants after storming police academy
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=3.0.3154715690

UK Woman sentenced for jihad leaflet
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7972580.stm

In Iran, a case of eye for an eye
http://www.metro.us/us/article/2009/03/30/03/1427-82/index.xml

Spain: Mother sentenced to 17 years for forced marriage. Family threatens to stone 14-year-old.
http://islamineurope.blogspot.com/2009/03/spain-mother-sentenced-to-17-years-for.html

UK: Mother-in-law 'kept her sons' three wives locked up like slaves or dogs for 13 years'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1166117/Mother-law-kept-sons-wives-locked-like-slaves-dogs-13-years.html

March 31

Latest Gitmo releasee: Al-Qaeda operative accused of taking part in anthrax plot
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025466.php

Hamid Karzai signs law 'legalising rape in marriage'
(Our ally upholds the Qur’an.)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/5080797/Hamid-Karzai-signs-law-legalising-rape-in-marriage.html

Italy: Muslims try to blow up 14-century fresco
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025459.php

UK Muslim Taxi Driver Bludgeons Rider With Baseball Bat
http://theopinionator.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/04/uk-muslim-taxi-driver-bludgeons-rider-with-baseball-bat-again.html

And we leave you with a wanted War Criminal, responsible for 300,000 dead, performing a Muslim pilgrimage in Islam's holiest city, Mecca.
http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S=10108339&nav=8H3x

It has come to this. Reporting the facts is now considered to be "hate speech" and "islamophobic." The UN is trying to outlaw reporting the truth or quoting from the Qur'an and the Hadith.
All this murder, terror, violence, hatred and misogyny, in one month, from thousands with the name of God on their lips. Yes, there are hundreds of millions of peaceful Muslims. But there are millions who subscribe to the violent, 7th century teaching of the Qur’an that Islam must rule the world, by force as needed, and the violence and murder are acceptable in the service of Allah.

This is a religion that has large elements that are also a political movement, that are intolerant of other faiths, (Try to build a church in Mecca!) and that recognize no separation of “mosque and state.” Tens of millions of Muslims believe that it is acceptable to murder non-Muslims, to murder female family members over “honor” and that any atrocity done in the name of Allah is blessed. And the peace-loving, moderate Muslims are a silent majority, intimidated and as likely to be victims of the violence and hatred as are Jew, Christians and Buddhists. If they are a majority. There’s no way to tell.

April will bring the same, and May, and June and most in the West will avert their eyes, mutter comforting clich├ęs and hope not to be victims themselves.

9 comments:

  1. In regards to "Islamophobic"...I do not fear them at all. That's what the second amendment is for.

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  2. I believe when selecting a religion, we should look at the most qualified leader and the best long-term benefits. In my opinion, Jesus Christ best represents the character and purpose of a loving and intelligent Creator, and is more than "head and shoulders above" all others that came before and after Him (see Jude 20-25). I have found from studying both books, that there is nothing of any value, written in the Koran, that wasn't already written over 600 years earlier in the Bible. The promises and warnings in God’s word were true for all mankind 600 years before Mohammed, and they are still true and for all mankind today.

    Unfortunately, Mohammed never met a real Christian who could give him a Bible study and baptize him in Jesus’ name (like Simon did for the Ethiopian in Acts 8:26-40). That's why the writers of the Koran and Hadith mis-interpreted so many Bible Scriptures.

    The Koran teaches Islamics to dominate over non-muslims (especially Jews and Christians) so much that they "feel themselves subdued" (dhimmi - sura 9:29).

    According to the Word of God (the Bible) and the teachings of Jesus Christ, God wants all people to feel loved and forgiven (Lev 19:18, Matt 5:44, 6:12), because it was He (Elohim, also called YHWH) not allah, who created all mankind. Jesus, as "the only begotten Son of God," taught His followers to be good examples and treat others the same way we want others to treat us (Matt 7:12). Do radical Islamics and terrorists want others to dominate over them and terrorize them as they do to us? Of course not.

    So, who would you rather worship as God, YHWH or allah? And who would you rather follow into eternity, Jesus or Mohammed? Because of the contradictory information written in those two books, and because of the divergent lives of those two religious leaders, and because of the distinctly different influences they had on their followers (without any prejudice toward any group of people), I am fully convinced that allah is a false god, Mohammed is a false prophet, the Koran is false doctrine, and Islam is a false religion.

    Charles Sproull, Springville In

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  4. Well said, Charles. Jesus also said, "By their fruits shall ye know them." Those that bring forth good fruit are of God, those that do not bring forth good fruit are of the devil. That's pretty clear. I, too, know that the true and living God, Elohim, is a loving Father of all humankind. His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, is the Savior and Redeemer of all Mankind because of the resurrection. And, because of the Atonement, we can return to live with the Father if we repent of our sins, exercise faith in Christ, and do our best to follow Him by living as close a life to His as we can. That means serving others with a glad heart, forgiving others' trespasses against us, seeking forgivness when we trespass against others, being kind, doing good, and being happy. I don't see these "fruits" in the lives of most Muslims, though there are exceptions. Unfortunately, too many so called Christians behave as badly in their way as any other human who does not profess Christianity as their belief system. There are hypocrites in all religions. They are to be avoided. But there are also outstanding examples of goodness all around us, even among the "non-believers" who just want to be good for goodness' sake. But there is no salvation in that approach. Only by accepting and following the Master, Jesus Christ, can salvation and exhaltation be achieved.

    Jake Huff, Eugene, OR.

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  6. I lived in the United Kingdom from 1975 until 2005. In the 70s the Pakistanis were those nice quiet people who ran the corner shops. They kept us fed and supplied during the lunch hour when the British shops were closed, and on the one afternoon a week when the British shops closed, in the evenings when the British shops were closed, and on the weekends when the British shops were closed. In those days, I considered Pakistanis almost vital to survival in the UK.

    By the time I left the UK, things had changed. I lived within walking distance of one of the bombs that went off in London on 5 July 2005. I saw the Flying Squad firing down Ladbroke Grove on their way to arrest the failed terrorists of 21 July 2005. I lived in Notting Hill and very near Westbourne Grove at the time. On Westbourne Grove (a very trendy West London Street)there was a Muslim bookstore which for months had displayed a very large photograph of an Italian woman being harrassed on the street by a group of Italian men. The caption at the bottom of the photograph read, "American Girl in Italy". Just before I left Yorkshire in 2001, I came out of my hairdresser's with so little hair I look like a bowling ball. As I walked down the street of my small valley town, four Muslim men were approaching from the other direction. They recoiled from me and extended their arms out before them, their hands like claws, as if I were something unclean, as if they had to keep me off,as if I were the Whore of Babylon, as if they were not the ugliest four blokes I had ever seen in my entire life. I was 55 at the time and not obese but not slim either. AS IF I would dream of touching one of them. I have very fair skin. Let's face it, they are mesmerized by Western woman and they haven't got a snowball's.

    In the spring of 2005, (before the terrorist attacks) I signed up for a course which was being sponsored by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It was a "healthy eating class", and I needed it as I had been suffering from ill health for some time. Shortly before we were to begin the class, I got an e-mail saying that we had lost our venue for the class because the meeting place had been double-booked in error. Luckily, the e-mail said, we had been offered another site and the class would be held as promised. The only thing was, this class was now going to be held in the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, and could we please be sure to not wear revealing clothes (okay) and could we please try to wear baggy clothes (not really, I don't have any, I am short and do not look good in baggy clothes) and could we just bring a scarf to cover our hair (ABSOLUTELY NOT.)

    I had my revelation about the reality of Muslims after reading, at the suggestion of Robert A. Hall, Mark Steyn's book entitled, America Alone. I do not say I agree with every single thing Mr. Steyn says, but it was as if I had had the pieces of his viewpoint for a very long time, but I had not put them together to make the picture. I was (I thought) a leftie all my life. Not any longer.

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  7. I am sure Islam is everything but a religion, for principles: it is an obvious fascist political movement, wich makes no secret about its goals. (Congratulations for keeping up your great job, Mr. Hall.)

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  8. Wouldn't it have been great if 24 hour news, TV, radio, blogs, etc. would have been available over the centuries as Christians moved through the Inquisition, Crusades, witch burning, etc.

    Then the Muslims could have blog like this one listing off the atrocities committed by the Christians. There are simply more Christians incarcerated in the US than any other cult.

    Further, like Stefano, I am sure that Christianity is everything but a religion, it is an obvious fascist political movement, which makes no secret about its goals. Christians, in my experience, are every bit as interested in forcing their beliefs and values on others as any other religio-political movement; much more concerned with the current material world vs. heaven. Sell all your stuff and follow Jesus!

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  9. In response to the fellow above, who doesn't have the courage to publish his (or her?) name, as with most lefties.

    Yes, Christianity was violent--in the middle ages, perhaps even more recently. But religious violence from Christians is not much danger to us today.

    But every day you read of Muslims murdering people, often peaceful Muslims, but Jews and Christians too, Muslims murdering female relatives for the family's honor, Muslims rioting over insults other religions don't like but don't get violent over, Muslims treating women as chattel, all with the name of Allah on their lips. That is NOW, not in the seventh century.

    You can look for weeks to find a Christian murdering in the name of God--for Muslims, it's daily. And telling the difference between peaceful Muslims & the violent is pretty hard, as every week some formerly-peaceful Muslim goes on a rampage of murder for Allah and jihad. Hopeful, one such lives next to you and will educate you.

    Send me a list of all the Christian and Jewish and Buddhist suicide bombers this week. We'll compare it to the Muslim list.

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