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Sudden Jihad is not so Sudden

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Submitted by Roger E. Nasiff (United States), Mar 15, 2006 at 11:51

Hi Daniel,

The Jihad student and others like him are easy to understand. There is nothing hidden here.

We should reason together with respect for one another and truth. Many practitioners of Islam use fear as ordered in the Quran to try to silence truthful discussion about what is really taught in the Quran concerning the forceful conversion of the world to bow to their deity Allah. Even with these hateful people, we should carry on respectful reasoning together to see if Allah or Jesus or any other teacher is who seems right to us. A truthful analysis should be made by all people to choose who they want to follow.

I sent you a paper called Islam vs Love Thy Neighbor in Sept 2001. In it I stated that the problem we have is that people are created good, but we follow bad teachers. We have to choose who are our teachers. If we want a peaceful world, we follow books like the Christian New Testament that teaches us to love our neighbors, even to the point of giving our lives for them. Jesus even ordered us to love our enemies as He did when He allowed Himself to be killed (as our sacrifice) in our place. Even though He did no wrong (had no sin), He suffered in our place (as mandated by the atoning sacrificial system). This seems a good teacher to fit our created natures to many people. Loving one another even to this point makes good neighbors we all would like. We are currently giving our own American blood to free the Iraqi and Afghan people as examples of our following Jesus's teaching to love our neighbors as ourselves.

As a direct contrast, the Quran itself teaches in detail how to take over the world one piece at a time to force everyone to bow down to and to call their deity Allah the greatest God. As long as people think that book's is God's teaching, then there will be people that believe that killing others is doing the highest duty to God as it teaches clearly. As long as believers in the Quran exist they will kill nonQuran believers as they are ordered. The Quran teaches this throughout as documented in my letter back then. It is sad and practically unthinkable for those of us who know the better way of love, but it is a fact that we have to accept.

We have to choose which book we want to follow. Abuse and kill those who won't pray to our God, or love everyone as equal to ourselves and treat them as we want to be treated (with honor, respect, truthfulness, faithfulness, goodness, protection, love, keeping your word).

Some examples from the Quran (with some biblical contrasts in opposition):
Sura 8:12 - "... I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite you above their necks and smite all their finger tips off them." (opp: Matt 5:44-45. 9:13. 12:7. 18:11,14. John 3:16,17).
8:59-60 - "Let not the unbelievers think they can get the better of the believers: they will never frustrate them. Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah, and your enemies and others besides, whom Allah does know. Whatever you shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you.". (opp: Matt 6:21,24. 9:13).
8:65 - "O Apostle! Rouse the Believers to the fight." (opp: John 18:36).
8:67 - "It is not fitting for an Apostle that he should have prisoners of war until he has thoroughly subdued the land."
8:69 - "... enjoy what you took in war, lawful and good." (opp: Ex 20:15,17. James 1:14,15. Lev 6:1-5. 1 Tim 6:10. Matt 6:21,24).
9:3 - "...Allah and his Apostle dissolve treaties with unbelievers..." (opp: Lev 6:1-5).
9:5 - " ... Fight and slay unbelievers wherever you find them, and seize them, beleager them, and lie in wait for them in every strategy of war." (opp: Gen 9:5. Pr 12:6. John 6:40).
9:29 - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day (the Muslim definition of that day), nor hold forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and his Apostle, nor acknowledge the religion of truth, even if they are People of the Book (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya (a heavy tax levied on those who do not believe and follow Islam) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." (opp: John 6:40. 15:20. 16:2. II Pet 3:9).
9:38-39 - "O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that, when you are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, you cling heavily to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the hereafter. Unless you go forth, he will punish you with a grievoius penalty, and put others in your place..."
9:111 - "Allah has purchased of the believers their persons and their goods by giving them the garden of paradise if they fight in his cause, and slay and are slain ..."
9:113 - "It is not fitting for the Prophet and those who believe, that they should pray for forgiveness for unbelievers, even though they may be kin." (opp: Matt 5:44-45. Luke 19:10. Rom 10:14,15).
22:15 - "If any think that Allah will not help him in this world and the hereafter, let him stretch out a rope to the ceiling and cut himself off." (opp: Ex 20:13).

Which world do you want for your children?

We should teach our children to love no matter what their neighbors believe. We should not hate or persecute Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists or any other faith that we know of. We should coexist in peace and happiness. Lets fight for that freedom for our neighbors, in love. Our war is against those who act to kill and persecute those who don't believe as they do. Our war is for humanity. Here in the US, we are followers of He who "Loved the world so much that He gave His only Son" for us (John 3:16). Lets act that way as we are His children.

This young Jihadist didn't get a healthy teaching of loving others. But our children can get teaching in true love at almost any church so they don't go out and murder others.
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