A false religion - for many reasons

8) Islam spread by violence. 

Islam is NOT a peaceful religion. Defenders of Islam choose to ignore two facts:  A) the history of the violent spread of Islam - from the very early days of Islam right up to the present day, and B) What the Quran teaches about non-believers - the infidels.    

After receiving his first “revelation” in 609 AD, Mohammed spent the next 13 years trying to peacefully convert the people of Mecca to Islam. The peaceful and tolerant verses were “revealed” to Mohammed during this time. In 622, Mohammed was run out of Mecca with no more then 150 followers - probably less. This flight to Medina became known as the Hijra - or ‘flight.” After settling in Medina, the militant “revelations” came to Mohammed and he turned to the sword to convert people to Islam.       

In 630 AD, Mohammed, at the head of a 10,000 man army forced Mecca to surrender. In 635, Damascus and Syria were conquered and the following year, Muslims armies reached Persia, modern day Iran.  In 641, Egypt was conquered and by 647, Muslims armies reached Armenia in northern Turkey.  The Muslim conquests continued on into Europe, where they were defeated in two epic battles. In 732, in the battle of Tours in France, the Muslim army was defeated by a French army under Charles Martel. Gradually, the Muslims were pushed out of France and Spain. In 1683, 15,000 men under Polish King Jan III Sobieski routed a huge Muslim army of over 300,000 men who had Vienna surrounded and were ready to storm the city. 

Islam is unique among world religions in having a theological doctrine that mandates violence against non-believers. This is not to say all Muslims want to kill non-believers, but the fact is the verses are there in the Quran for all Muslims to see and act on if they choose.     Moslem apologists often use the Crusades as a justification for Moslem attacks on Christians. This is not a valid comparison. The Crusades were a direct response to Moslem imperialism. If the Moslems armies had not set out to conquer everyone, there never would have been a need for any crusades.   

Before Israel existed and even before the United States existed, the Muslims were out to conquer or murder the infidels. In fact, America’s first war after we became a nation was against muslim terrorists - know as the Barbary War - 1801 to 1805. The history of Islam since Mohammed gave up on peaceful conversion has been the violent expansion of Islam. Bin Laden never mentioned the Palestinian - Israeli conflict until AFTER 9/11. Bin Laden was advised to do this to try and get some moral justification for the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington.     

The United States government continues to say the war against terror is not a war against Islam. This is true but the reverse is not true.  In “The Religion of Islam” author Maulana Muhammad Ali states “...we find prophecy after prophecy announced in the surest and most certain terms to the effect that the great forces of opposition should be brought to naught...that Islam should spread to the farthest corners of the earth and that it should ultimately be triumphant over all religions of the world.”     

To the terrorist Muslims with their widespread support in the Muslim world, this IS a religious war - a war against the infidels and the “Great Satan” - the United States.  This is a war that has been ongoing for 14 centuries.  The only time there is “peace” with the Muslim world is when they don’t have the capability to conquer an “infidel” nation.

The message of the Prophet Mohammed to the Omani people:

"Peace be upon the one who follows the right path! I call you to Islam. Accept my call, and you shall be unharmed. I am God's Messenger to mankind, and the word shall be carried out upon the miscreants. If, therefore, you recognize Islam, I shall bestow power upon you. But if you refuse to accept Islam, your power shall vanish, my horses shall camp on the expanse of your territory and my prophecy shall prevail in your kingdom."(1)



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