What Does Moderate Islam Believe?

Tom Wallace

In the West one of our most cherished principles is freedom. If we don’t wake up we are going to lose this cherished principle to Islam. A stated goal of this evil and violent religion is to destroy our freedom because it is an enemy of Islam and Islam is an enemy of freedom. The two are mutually exclusive. They cannot exist in the same space.

In the West we have democratic forms of government. The leaders and the lawmakers are chosen by the people and are answerable to them. In all Islamic nations, which have Shariah law, there is no freedom. Freedom of religion is one of the most hated principles of Islam. In Islam, conversion from Islam to another religion, especially Christianity, is a capital offense.

The very name of Islam means submission, surrender, or subjugation. Subjugation means to bring under control. In Islam all are to be subjugated to Allah. If we look at the history, doctrine, and prophet of Islam this becomes evident. Muhammad was a man of war. He led in 66 military campaigns and in all but two of them he was the aggressor. Most of the time the sole purpose of his attacks was that those he attacked did not share his religious views.

After the death of Muhammad his successors followed the same principles. They are still doing this today. Their goal is to eradicate all who have opposing views.

Although I oppose the views of Islam, I do not hate Muslims. We have three goals at Fortress of Faith: 1) to resist Islam, 2) to rescue Muslims, 3) to bring revival to North America. If we are going to have revival, there must first be repentance and we have a great need for this in our nation.

We take every opportunity to expose Islam for what it really is. Many are trying to tell us that a few radicals have taken over this “peaceful” religion and that this is not the true face of Islam. They try to tell us that violence, jihad, Shariah, etc. are not what Islam is about.

This is far from being the truth. Occasionally Muslims reveal their true colors. This happened in Norway in 2013. Memory TV, which is the Middle East Media Research Institute, watches the Islamic media. When something is said that exposes Islam for what it really is they translate it into English and put it on YouTube so we can see what Islam is really all about.

One of the most revealing statements was made by Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who said:

“without the ‘Death for Apostasy’ laws, Islam would have failed with the death of Mohamed, as people would never stay in this religion otherwise.”

A Peace Conference, which according to Islam Net is part of efforts to resolve misconceptions about Islam, was held in Oslo, Norway in March of 2013. It was attended by more than 5,000 people over three days. The hall where this was held had a capacity of 1.500 people. They turned the camera on the people so you could see them raising their hands in response to the questions that were asked by the speaker.

The speaker was Fahad Qureshi, founder of Islam Net. He is an English Muslim, but he lives in Norway. The subject of this meeting was “The Real Face of Islam.”

I want you to watch this video conference:

You will notice that he said that they were not extremists, they were just common Muslims. He talks about the punishments described in the Qur’an. He says that the punishments given by the Qur’an and the Prophet are the best punishments possible for all humankind and should be applied to the whole world.

You will also notice that as the question was asked almost everyone raised their hands in agreement. In other words, these normal, non-radical Muslims agreed that the punishments described in the Qur’an and Sunnah, whether it is death, stoning for adultery, whatever it is, if it is from Allah and his messenger, then it is the best punishment possible for humankind and that it should be applied in the whole world.

Fahad Qureshi is stating that they are not extremists and should not be thrown out of the country for being extremists. He told the people present, and through this video the whole world, that these things are what Islam is about. This is what the Prophet said, this is what our law says, this is what the Qur’an says. This is the true face of Islam.

For those who think that Islam is a peaceful religion, don’t you think it is time to listen to their own words?

Islam Net is considered to be the face of moderate Islam. In the video you saw that almost all of the “moderate Muslims” present agreed with him by raising their hands.

The whole point of this man’s question is that Allah’s laws should be forced upon the world because they are the best. Although he did not use this as an example of Allah’s punishment, Islam teaches that all who are not Muslims should be subjugated, and eventually killed.

I do agree that God’s laws are superior to man’s laws. They are better than anything man could ever come up with. I submit my ways to Jehovah God’s ways, just as Muslims submit their ways to the ways of Allah.

I have received questions like, doesn’t the Bible teach that adulterers should be stoned? It is true that the Bible does teach this. The question we must ask is, why don’t Christians stone adulterers? I want to answer this question for you.

Let’s look at what Jesus did and said when a woman caught in adultery was brought to Him. We read about this in John Chapter 8. Jesus responded with grace and mercy. She was guilty of adultery and the law did say that she should be stoned. It is interesting that they didn’t bring the man with whom she was caught.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. (John 8:3-4)

In other words, they caught her red handed. There was no doubt of her guilt. Then they challenged Him with the Scriptures.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (John 8:5-7)

Some say that the Greek wording implies “He that is without THIS sin.” Only one who was without sin could cast a stone. Of course Jesus was the only one there that could cast a stone because He was without sin.

In John 8:8 He wrote on the ground again. We don’t know what He wrote so we can only speculate. One thing we do know is that whatever He wrote was convicting to those men. (John 8:9).

Jesus’ response is found in John 8:10-11:

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

You will notice that He didn’t justify her sin; He did not condone it. He recognized it as sin and told her to “go and sin no more.” He did not remove adultery from the list of sins, nor did He abolish the penalty, but instead of giving her judgment according to the law, He gave her mercy.

The reason adultery is not given the death penalty today is that we have Jesus’ example of mercy. Because Jesus chose to give mercy, we can also give mercy. This is a picture of God’s mercy toward all of mankind.

The Bible says:

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23)

According to these verses all of mankind deserves death, both physical and eternal. But, God chose mercy (John 3:16, etc.) and allows all who will trust Christ to have forgiveness of sin and eternal life.

Although the word “mercy” is used by Muslims, the concept is missing from their ideology. Islam is about believe or die. All who do not believe what Islam teaches will be put to death.

Let me go back to what the Muslims were saying. What I want you to understand from this video is that the normal Muslim will hold to the violent teachings of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is, according to Islam, the very words of their god. If they are truly Muslims, they will follow these teachings.

One of the death penalties in the Qur’an is the penalty for those who do not believe in Islam.

Fight those who do not believe in Allah… (Sura 9:29)

These “moderate” Muslims were asked if they believed in the punishments in the Qur’an and Suna. Their answer was overwhelmingly yes. They said that these punishments were the best possible for humankind. They agreed that they should be applied in the world as a whole. Let me say it again, these were not radicals, they were moderate Muslims.

Christianity does not give the death penalty to non-believers. Jesus cannot be described as a man of war as Muhammad was. There is a great difference between the God of Christianity and the god of Islam. Jehovah commands His followers to be merciful as he is merciful. Allah commands violence and jihad from his followers.

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. (Luke 6:35-36)

The man speaking in this video represents “moderate Islam.” This video is not surprising to those of you who listen to, and read, Fortress of Faith. We have been telling you that Islam is a religion of the sword. The only place where Islam is called a religion of peace is here in the West. Islam calls itself the religion of the sword.

This video is important because in it we have a group of “moderate Muslims” telling us what they actually believe. Usually Muslims are very careful to hide this from us.

The speaker was Fahad Qureshi, founder of Islam Net. This group has over 2,000 paying members and represents mosques from all over the nation. It represents “moderate Muslims” from various mosques. He asks them to raise their hands if they are part of some extreme Muslim group and no one raised their hand. He then asked if they are just normal Muslims and almost everyone raised their hand.

I want to remind you that he made this statement;

The punishments described in the Qur’an and Sunnah, wither it is death, whatever it is stoning for adultery, whatever it is, if it is from Allah and his messenger; that is the best punishment ever possible for humankind and that is what we apply in the world.

When he asked these common, normal, Muslims if they agreed with this almost everyone raised their hand.

According to Shariah Law it is very difficult to find a man guilty of adultery. One of the reasons is that if a woman is raped she must have 4 women testify that she was raped, or two other men because it takes 2 women to equal one man in testimony. According to Islam and the Prophet, Muhammad, women are deficient in mind.

In other words, if a woman accuses a man of raping her, she must have 4 women or 2 men supporting her claim. If she accuses a man of raping her, she is admitting that she had sexual relations with him. Without sufficient witnesses she is accused of adultery. She is guilty, but the man is not. For this reason, it is rare that women in Islam will speak out when they are raped. Our hearts must break for the constant fear that women who live under Islam are subjected to.

Muslim men will not leave their daughters or their wives alone with other men because they know what these men are likely to do. There is nothing the women can do to protect themselves because their testimony means nothing.

The penalty for adultery under Islam is death. Muslims will often take “justice” into their own hands. They don’t go to a court, they don’t hear the case, they just take these matters into their own hands.

A missionary told me that he was once caught in traffic and he witnessed a man being stoned to death for stealing a loaf of bread. He tried to stop it but a friend of his pushed him aside and told him that if he didn’t leave they would do the same to him. He had to listen to the agony of that man dying for 20 minutes.

You can see that this is not something that used to happen years ago, it happens today in Muslim countries. This is the life of Muslims where Islam rules because it is the teaching of Islam.

Many like to think that Islam is a religion of peace, and that most Muslims don’t believe the parts of the Muslim scriptures that teach violence and death. This whole idea is a myth. We have 1,400 years of Islamic history by which we can judge Islam. It has always been spread by the sword. After the death of Muhammad many started leaving Islam. It was at that time that the apostasy laws were instituted. Without these laws Islam would have died with Muhammad.

I don’t know of a single Islamic country that became Muslim without the force of the sword. The spread of Islam is the same today. We see Islam growing in the West but only because of the sword of terrorism. Without the fear of terrorism, most countries would put a stop to the encroachment of Islamic principles into our legal system. It is not so much that Shariah law has become the law in nations like America; rather, it is the legal system being used to stop anyone from exposing the truth about Islam.

A primary example of how the legal system is being used is the teaching of religion in our public schools. You can’t even mention the name of Jesus, and you cannot pray in His name. But our children are being exposed to Islam and even being required to recite the Shahada, which is the Islamic statement of faith.

Muslims have the right to practice their religion because we have freedom of religion in America. They do not, however, have the right to force it on others. They do not have the right to have it presented in our schools as something it is not, and has never been.

Let me close by saying that “moderate Muslims” believe the same things as the “radical Muslims;” they just don’t have the courage to carry out the violent acts taught in the Islamic scriptures. If we allow the “radicals” to take over, you can be sure that the “moderates” will fall in line. If they don’t, they know that they will die.

It is time that we wake up and stop this encroachment into our culture.

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