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Ironically, Muhammad acknowledges the authenticity of miracles attributed to Christ in Surah 5:110-114
The Koran, holy book of the “religion of peace,” expresses disdain for those who would confine themselves to peaceful pursuits and contrasts them unfavorably with warriors for Islam. Surah 4:95 says, “Not equal are thos believers who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah has granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home. To all in Faith Allah has promised good: but those who strive and fight he has distinguished above those who sit at home by a special reward.”
Muhammad promises hellfire for the slackers among those who he has summoned to go to war (Surahs 9:81; 48:15-17).
The Koran is, among other things, one of the great treatises on war. Chapter after chapter describes the rules, tactics and circumstances for going to war. Circumstances for making treaties and breaking them when it is to the advantage of Islam are described (Surah 9:1-14 and elsewhere). The eighth Surah is devoted entirely to the spoils of war, even specifying the portion of the booty which must automatically be given to Muhammad.
Tolerance for the “People of the Book,” Jews and Christians is prescribed, it is true. But Surah 9:29-30 says, “Fight those who do not believe in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and his Messenger (Muhammad) nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya (tax on non-Muslims) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.”p>Islam is ultimate a religion of peace, it is true: that is, after all of the world has been subjected to Islam. Islamic peace is the kind of internal peace we became familiar with in the Soviet Union, enforced through violence, intimidation, discrimination and ostracism. br> — John Combellick br> Oshkosh, Wisconsin /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online