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Truth About Islam and Islamism Requires Spiritual Discernment - Not Ideas

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Dec 7, 2010 at 17:30

As we continue to follow the progression of the modern expressions of Islam, it becomes somewhat apparent that the attempts to distinguish the 'moderate' expression of the religion is harder to separate from the radical extremists who are forging ahead in an attempt to initiate a 'final solution,' a worldwide shari'a, the sensibilities and sensitivities of which are manifest so profoundly now that there is not a place on earth where shari'a might be introduced but that there is a nominal idea that it is Muslim, and not Christian, law. In the fight by some societies to prevent the implementation of shari'a due to its clashing sensibilities, the proponents of shari'a seem to want to impose the idea that the abhorrent aspects of its implementation are no worse than some aspects of 'Christian'-based sensibilities, which a majority of Muslims say is far worse. But in an analysis of the objectionable aspect of either, is that a true justification for permitting them? In a rational mindset, the peaceful answer would be to say no.

For starters, there is NO BIBLICAL support for the atrocities that have been committed in the name of Jesus Christ: those claiming so are guilty of conspiracy and collusion with the Adversary, and can have blasphemy added to their other transgressions. That is for Jesus Christ to judge.

Now, there is topical, philosophical and rhetorical evidence that much of what is found written in Quranic studies has a source in Judeo-Christian roots, a simple proof being that any references to Jesus Christ by Muslims came hundreds of years after Jesus' death on the cross, and His burial and resurrection. If Jesus's life had not been before, then why do many Muslim scholars and lay people try to deny that which is a fact and truth beforehand.

Islam and its inherent radical extremism come in a modern context, for Islam in history enjoyed peace only when there was abject servitude to its cause. One example might be to look at Islam's expulsion from Spain, which evidently suffered under Islam; for why would Islam have needed to be removed from the Iberian Peninsula if not so.

Today we observe that 'moderate' Islam is found only in those places where the 'peaceful' practitioners have assimilated into their host environs in a mostly non-confrontational circumstance. But as time goes by and the distinguishing variations of their religious practices find a smaller and smaller venue, the more the extremist radicalized form of expression is sought out. That is where we find that 'moderate' American based Islamization takes its roots, vis a vis the Ft Hood assassin and the American al Qaeda operatives.

The distinguishing of 'moderate' Islam and the more fundamentalist practice of Islam, and eventually the extremist expressions of shari'a are separated by no more than one sermon. To the western mentality, that separation is quite hard to discern, and even more so when there is the idea that 'moderate' Islam is still regarded as a 'harmless' profession of that belief system. In reality, a Muslim not practicing fundamentalist Islam as directed by the Quran and the hadiths' is an apostate form of the religion, one that is judged elsewhere in the more formal places of Islamic worship as not being enough. So when the American media try to place some caution on being intolerant to Islam, remember that the differences are not so hard to distinguish in places like Israel, for those Muslims will never let you forget their idea of supremacy.

It is the battle being fought there now; and it is the battle, if it is let fully out, to be fought here. It is Biblical; and it will not end well for those who have not believed in the WORD of the LORD.

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Disagree with many a points raised [93 words]hinduidfDec 24, 2010 12:09181225
islam is dangerous in every shape. [211 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
havasDec 18, 2010 04:01181085
3This is what I would propose [91 words]dhimmi no moreDec 19, 2010 14:21181085
1One important issue was totally overlooked [509 words]Alain GrynbergDec 10, 2010 11:56180841
Mr Grynbergs theory [630 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanDec 11, 2010 04:20180841
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Shukur to the Grand Infidel [40 words]Erich WDec 11, 2010 23:15180841
6Pipes vs Wilders [367 words]GershomDec 7, 2010 18:27180772
1Expecting too much [270 words]Erich WDec 9, 2010 13:09180772
Put Muslims for choices from the outside [291 words]DemsciDec 12, 2010 04:37180772
3Very tough questions raised [1073 words]Erich WDec 7, 2010 18:23180771
Truth About Islam and Islamism Requires Spiritual Discernment - Not Ideas [626 words]M. ToveyDec 7, 2010 17:30180769
1An idea out of Europe [44 words]JantjeDec 6, 2010 16:59180742
6it's easy to fight islam! use common sense! [249 words]vanhetgoorDec 6, 2010 06:09180731
2Incorrect. [198 words]tstephanDec 5, 2010 21:10180724
Indeed incorrect!! [148 words]JaladhiDec 10, 2010 18:38180724
1Dr. Pipes: you are very correct [157 words]dhimmi no moreDec 5, 2010 16:05180716
1Go to the source [92 words]G BensimonDec 5, 2010 15:04180715
4Islam and Islamism: One and the same [389 words]Sergio RDec 5, 2010 09:01180712
Islamism is following of Islam!!! [111 words]JaladhiDec 10, 2010 17:24180712
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2only one way to defeat islamism [107 words]y Brandstetter MDDec 4, 2010 16:19180700
2Contra Islam [151 words]William EastDec 3, 2010 17:36180681
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Gullible and superstitious!!! [64 words]JaladhiDec 6, 2010 19:39180681
1"Burn a Qur'an day, the original" [1697 words]Lactantius JrDec 7, 2010 18:41180681
what will defeat the Islam of Muhammad? [170 words]Lactantius JrDec 2, 2010 16:42180655
How can we defeat islam? [27 words]dhimmi no moreDec 5, 2010 09:09180655
Muslims won't change or reform by themselves!!1 [224 words]JaladhiDec 6, 2010 16:33180655
1Defeating the Islam of Muhammad [1659 words]Lactantius JrDec 6, 2010 20:04180655
2Zakaria Botros [70 words]dhimmi no moreDec 7, 2010 17:24180655
What will defeat the Islam of Muhammed? The Messiah is Coming! response to Lactantius Jr. [462 words]Anne- USADec 9, 2010 16:07180655
1alleged Bible corruption and the Messiah is coming [2899 words]Lactantius JrDec 10, 2010 19:48180655
What will defeat the Islam of Muhammed? The Truth Will be Known about Islam how it was changed! response to Lantanius Jr. [364 words]Anne- USADec 12, 2010 13:33180655
"Fighting the good fight and the gospel of grace." [1175 words]Lactantius JrDec 14, 2010 15:44180655
You Can't Fight Islamism With Ideas coming From Europe. We are in the Trenches to Stay. response to Lantanius Jr. [198 words]AnneDec 16, 2010 08:53180655
2Ponder...what's on my mind regarding moslems...! [312 words]NuritGDec 2, 2010 16:41180654
1Endgame [169 words]MontyDec 2, 2010 11:32180650
1True [154 words]Marc BouwmanDec 6, 2010 15:32180650
Thank-you [30 words]John W McGinleyDec 2, 2010 07:19180645
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1Enlightment [27 words]Cherif El-AyoutyDec 2, 2010 02:33180637
2Islamism is not a utopian ideology [396 words]RajeevDec 2, 2010 02:13180636
Marcus' Laws of Electoral Democracy in Muslim-Majority Countries [110 words]G MarcusDec 1, 2010 23:02180634
ideas are not good enough [114 words]mythDec 1, 2010 18:41180628
Islamization of America [191 words]Janusz KowalikDec 1, 2010 17:57180626
3A Query [211 words]Peter HerzDec 1, 2010 17:41180623
Wallraff and Germany today [630 words]mythDec 2, 2010 05:25180623
Probing Further [113 words]Peter HerzDec 3, 2010 23:00180623
xenophobia or anti-islam [167 words]mythDec 5, 2010 20:05180623
1An important difference [145 words]Kepha HorDec 1, 2010 17:32180622
Another Reassuring Analysis [111 words]InfidelForeverDec 1, 2010 16:49180621
Cold War Only Works with Atheists [383 words]TL WinslowDec 1, 2010 16:04180618
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5Islam and Ideas coming from Europe... [497 words]Willem-Hans von BREMENDec 1, 2010 15:00180616
9Catching Up With Himself? [424 words]Ron ThompsonDec 1, 2010 14:59180615
1yes; existential crisis [178 words]rwDec 3, 2010 09:45180615
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2The importance of Iran [522 words]Ron ThompsonDec 4, 2010 18:06180615
To Speak Up, or Remain Silent? [495 words]Ron ThompsonDec 12, 2010 18:28180615
Better to pay the piper [229 words]Joe Six-PackDec 14, 2010 07:48180615
3That extreme solution not necessary yet, and perhaps never if ..... [539 words]Ron ThompsonDec 16, 2010 12:48180615
4Pushing Back Agianst Sharia Law [344 words]Kim BruceDec 1, 2010 14:50180614
You can't fight Islamism with ideas coming out of EU [608 words]Vigilant101Dec 1, 2010 14:25180612

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