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WHAT MAKES ISLAM DIFFERENT THAN OTHER RELIGIONS

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Submitted by G. Marcus (United States), Apr 17, 2008 at 18:32

Two key features make Islam different than other major religions:

1. JIHAD:

Every Muslim's duty of perpetual, global Holy War against
non-Muslim nations ("Infidels"). Declared 14 centuries ago and remains
in force today.

Jihad offers Infidel societies 3 choices:

(a) Accept Islam (means "Submission" in Arabic),
(b) Subject yourself to Muslim rule as oppressed "Dhimmi" (non-Muslim
minority), or
(c) Perpetual war under threat of death and destruction

Jihad, historically an ideology serving Arab Imperialism, results in:

- Genocidalism and Colonialism against non-Islamic, non-Arab
peoples/cultures;
- Justifies and encourages endless, unlimited killing and martyrdom in
its cause.

2. SHARIA:

All laws in Islamic societies must be governed by Allah-given Islamic
law ("Sharia") based on 7th century Bedouin-Arab mores.

Sharia:

- Mandates theocratic totalitarian government;
- Leads to oppressive Apartheid regime against women, non-Muslims,
other non-conformists;
- Deeply contradicts Human Rights and Contemporary Humanism;
- Makes basic tenets of Western Civilization such as Democracy,
Freedom, Secularism, Education impossible in Islamic societies.

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Christian and even Jewish societies may have conducted Holy Wars or
been governed by religious laws (Canon Law, Halacha, etc.) at some time
in their history, but in our day have reformed to eliminate such
elements in favor of the principles of Western Civilization.

For penetrating analysis read:
AGENDA OF ISLAM - A WAR BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS
By Prof. Moshe Sharon
http://www.freeman.org/m_online/feb04/sharon.htm

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