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Islam: What The Clerics Say (Part 1)
Dr. Pierre Coovert
For the next few weeks we are going to be looking at what the Muslim clerics and universities say is the true nature of Islam. This is based on my book “Islam: What The Clerics Say.” It is my hope that this information will help you understand the problems we face on this subject. I want us all to become part of the solution instead of the problem. I want to influence our political leaders to do what is right to protect our freedoms and our lives.
In this article, and those following, I want to discuss what the Islamic clerics and teachers say is the true Islam. Before I do, it is necessary that I first deal with the attitudes of our leaders and the press toward the nature of Islam. Until I do, you will not be able to grasp the real importance of the issues involved. First we need to know why we have the problems we are facing. We need to know where we went wrong.
We need to know a little of Islam’s history so we can see that its violent nature is not a new thing; it has been there from the very beginning. Islam has always been propagated by deceit and the sword, at least after its first 12 years or so in Mecca. Without the sword, Islam would not exist today.
I also want us to know what those who went before us knew and thought about Islam. When we know this, we will ask what happened, and how did we forget all of this.
Bear with me for the first couple of articles, then we will start looking at what the clerics say about Islam. We will learn that the peaceful Muslims are only peaceful because they have turned their backs on true Islam. They need to know that when the true believers come to power, they will be the first to die if they don’t return to the true teachings of the Qur’an and of Muhammad.
Political correctness is defined as conforming to a particular socio-political ideology or point of view, especially to a liberal point of view concerned with promoting tolerance and avoiding offense in matters of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Its whole purpose is to intimidate those who oppose the liberal agenda.
I believe there are better names for this foolish way of thinking. Here are some other names I would use, and why I would use them:
Political Naiveté – This is the term I would use for those who have not thought the issues through. This mostly consists of those who are not in positions where they have to worry about the consequences of their thoughts and actions. Naiveté means the quality or state of being naive; natural or artless simplicity. Naive means having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; being credulous. This naiveté comes from not knowing enough about the subject to render proper judgment. In the case at hand, it means listening to the proponents of Islam and to those who don’t want the truth to be known, then drawing conclusions as to how to deal with the terrorists based with this lack of understanding of the true nature of Islam.
Political Recklessness – Recklessness is being utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action; without caution; careless. Political Recklessness endangers the citizens of the land. An example of political recklessness is the efforts to bring refugees in to America from countries that are rife with Islamic terrorists, and which cannot give us the necessary information to ensure that they are not coming here to do us harm. The consequences of doing this will be the death of innocent people. Too many of our political leaders, especially on the left, are willing to risk the lives of Americans because of their political recklessness (political correctness). All they are concerned with is another vote in the ballot box for their liberal causes.
Political Irresponsibility – This term would fit those who are responsible for the safety of our citizens, yet are more concerned with their personal political gain than they are in fulfilling their responsibilities as leaders. It may be because they are naive, or because they are more concerned with not offending a possible voter, but they are totally irresponsible. They swore an oath to defend our Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. In spite of this, they let their desire to have another voter, or their fear of being called bigoted, keep them from doing what is right. This attitude puts the lives of Americans at risk.
The Results Of This Attitude
America was founded upon Biblical precepts. This does not mean that all of our founding fathers were true Christians, but it does mean that they held to the precepts of the Bible and believed that they were necessary for us to have a free nation.
In a future article I will be looking at what our founders and others knew and thought about Islam when this nation was founded. This knowledge was preserved until sometime around the middle of the twentieth century. For now, I would like to talk about the responsibility of leaders to know and communicate the truth to citizens.
I don’t know how many times I have heard someone on the news say that government’s primary responsibility is the safety of the citizens. I believe this is a true statement, but the whole idea of political correctness flies in its face. Rather than offend an illegal alien or a Muslim, most politicians would rather be politically correct, even if it means our citizens will suffer or die.
Let me give you an example of political naiveté. After a recent terrorist attack on London Bridge, the British Prime Minister, Teresa May, said concerning defeating Islamic terrorism:
It will only be defeated when we turn people’s minds away from the violence, and make them understand that our values, British values, are superior to anything offered by the preachers and supporters of hate.
It is naive to think that you can show Muslims that the British values are superior to what Islam offers when you see the acceptance of all kinds of debauchery. Muslims believe that women are to be pure until they marry and then are to be faithful to their husbands. Most in the West, including Britain, believe that sex outside marriage and divorce for the least reason are perfectly proper.
Muslims believe that women should not dress in a way that causes men to lust after them. Western values say that women can uncover as much of themselves as they desire, and that there will not be, nor should there be, any consequences for doing so.
Western values accept rebellion against God as a normal way of life. Muslims insist upon faithfulness to their god, Allah.
I know that the Muslim view of these things is quite distorted from what it should be, but how does a culture that has no moral anchor convince one that does, even if it is a distorted morality, that it is superior? It cannot be done.
Political Correctness and Freedom
Political correctness will destroy freedom. It removes all virtue because it teaches that we cannot say one way is better than another. We cannot say that heterosexuality is better than homosexuality. We cannot say that Christianity is better than Islam. I could go on, but you get the point.
Here are what our founding fathers said about the idea of freedom and virtue:
Benjamin Franklin, April 17, 1787
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
Franklin is telling us that there must be some standard of virtue or there must be masters to control the people’s passions. We would not need laws against murder and rape if the people were all virtuous.
Samuel Adams, February12, 1779
While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
If we would enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people.
If we want to enjoy the freedoms God has given us in this country, we must be a virtuous people. Something must control our passions so we don’t walk on others.
Noah Webster, 1843
The virtue which is necessary to preserve a just administration and render a government stable, is Christian virtue, which consists in the uniform practice of moral and religious duties, in conformity with the laws both of God and men.
There is only one kind of virtue that can control the passions of men, and this is the virtue based upon the precepts found in the Bible. Islam teaches that it is right to kill dissenters, to lie to unbelievers for the advancement of Islam, to enslave others, etc. This is not virtue, and cannot secure freedom.
There can be no freedom when political correctness reigns. Political correctness is political naiveté, recklessness, and irresponsibility. If our freedoms are going to continue, and if those we have lost are going to be restored, we are going to have to get rid of political correctness.
Islam’s Murderous History
When we talk about the greatest killers in the world, we think of men like Hitler, Tojo, Stalin, or Mao. The truth is, Islam has killed more than any of these, probably more than all of them together, and they did it with more cruelty.
This so called “religion of peace” is the greatest killing machine in the history of the world, bar none. The absolute cruelty toward those who don’t believe as they do is difficult to comprehend.
One of the bloodiest conquests in history is the Islamic conquest of India. Conservative estimates state that more than 80 million Indians were killed in this war. It is no wonder Hitler admired Islam as a fighting religion. Here is what he said about Islam:
You see, it’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. Why didn’t we have the religion of the Japanese, who regard sacrifice for the Fatherland as the highest good? The Mohammedan religion [Islam] too would have been more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?
Source: Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs
It is believed that a minimum of 28 Million Africans were enslaved in the Muslim Middle East. We know that about 80% of those captured by Muslim slave traders died on the way to the slave market. This means that over the 1400 years of Muslim slave trade, the death toll could have been as high as 112 million. If we consider everything the Muslims did to Africans, there were probably more than 140 million victims of Islamic brutality.
If you take those killed in India and Africa alone, it comes to more than all of the despots of the twentieth century. If we add those who were killed in the conquest of the Middle East and Europe, the number probably exceeds 250 million. Don’t you like this kind of peaceful religion?
To add to the brutality of Islam, many of those taken as slaves were sexual slaves. The children who were born of these sex-slaves were mixed race and were often killed. The men who were captured were often castrated.
In the seventh century North Africa was almost totally Christian. A hundred years after the conquest of Jerusalem by the Muslims, about 750 AD, about fifty percent of the world’s Christians found themselves under Muslim control. Today there is almost no Christian influence in Northwest Africa. There are no Christian communities who can trace their history back to the seventh century. The Christians of this region were either forcibly converted to Islam or killed.
America’s first war on foreign soil was against the Barbary Pirates. From the middle of the sixteenth century until the beginning of the nineteenth century there were as many as 1,250,000 Europeans and Americans taken captive and enslaved by these Muslim pirates. A very large portion of the treasury of the United states was being paid to these pirates as ransom for American citizens. It was bankrupting our nation. President Thomas Jefferson formed the Marine Corps to fight these pirates. We defeated them and put an end to their attacking our ships.
We can’t forget the 1.5 million Armenian Christians killed by the Turks during WWI. Large numbers of Christian boys were kidnapped to become Islamic Janissary mercenaries for the Turks. These boys were forced to convert to Islam. This elite corps was famous for its internal cohesion which was due to strict discipline and order. There were definite benefits for those in this group of mercenaries. They were paid regular salaries, unlike ordinary slaves, but they were forbidden to marry or engage in trade. Their complete loyalty to the Sultan was expected.
We have been taught that the Dark Ages were caused by the Goths. They were not. They eventually assimilated and became Christians, at least in name. It was the Muslims who destroyed classical civilization. They turned the Mediterranean into a battle ground and closed the trade routes that were so necessary to the survival of the cities of the West. Just look at what ISIS is doing today when they capture a city. They destroy libraries and historical artifacts with real abandon. Don’t think this is something new. Look at the Muslim culture in predominantly Muslim countries and you will see that their people live in poverty and ignorance.
We see the same horrors in the conquest of the Buddhists of Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The only thing that kept the Philippines from becoming completely Muslim was the arrival of the Spanish. The Muslims were only successful in taking the southern tip.
When we add up the numbers there have been more than 250,000,000 killed by Muslims in their 1,400-year history. It is obvious that Islam is the greatest murder machine in history bar none. Possibly one-third to one-half or more of all those killed by war or slavery in history can be traced to Islam. It has not slowed down in our day.
Killing is not the only atrocity of Islam. There are over 125 million women today who have been genitally mutilated for Islamic honor’s sake. The apologists try to tell us this practice is not Islamic, but it is almost totally confined to Islamic areas. It is far more tied to religion than many Western academics and activists are willing to admit. Female Genital Mutilation is common wherever Islam is found.
A major difference between the 20th-century totalitarians who killed thousands and even millions, and the Islamic killing machine is this: Islam is not based upon one man destroying his enemies. It is built into the religion. It does not die with its founder; rather, it has endured essentially unchanged for some 1,400 years. Islam has killed and tortured far more than any other religion or secular system. The polygamy of Islam, and their obsession with sexual activity, has caused Islam to grow by procreation.
Islam is like a cancer. When it first plants itself somewhere, it seems totally inoffensive. It started in Mecca as just another of the already 360 religions of the city. When it tried to become the dominant religion, it was forced to leave the city. It moved to Medina and started as a peaceful religion, but when Muhammad was not accepted as a prophet by the Jewish tribes, he turned to the sword.
The terrorism we see today is nothing but a smoke screen. It is to misdirect our attention from what is really going on. Muslims are moving into Western countries and refusing to assimilate into their cultures. When they grow to a point of being politically viable they start demanding concessions. It starts with little things like having special meals for Muslim children in our schools. Then they want special prayer rooms, which would never be allowed for Christians. It grows from there until they get Sharia Law Courts, like what has happened in Great Britain. It will not stop until they take over the country and make Islam the only acceptable religion in the land.
Let me conclude this section by saying that all the killings I have mentioned do not count the killing between Muslims of different sects. Thousands of Muslims have been killed in Algeria because they were not fundamental enough. It does not include the hundreds of thousands that have been killed in the name of Islam since the start of our so-called “war on terror.”
Islam is truly the greatest killing machine of all history. The only way to stop it is to destroy any faith in the Islamic scriptures and in the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. We must show that this religion is based on demonic revelations given to a wicked narcissist who was bent on building an empire, not a religion. The purpose of the religion was only to control the people and get them to do what he wanted done. We must show that Muhammad and his “revelations” and actions taught his followers to do exactly what groups like ISIS are doing today.
Next week we will look at quotes from the past. We will see that Islam was fully understood by political leaders and historians until sometime in the middle of the twentieth century.
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