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August 10, 2006

No matter what the Muslim apologists may say, it originates with the Koran

By Eric Barger

I am certain that I will get a considerable amount opposing mail to what I am about to say but that will be nothing new. Experiencing the somewhat abusive nature of dialog that often proceeds from discussions on religious apologetics is just the price we often pay in this ministry.

I am glad, even relieved, that this morning (August 10, 2006) President Bush took the step of calling the terrorist enemy we are fighting "Islamo-fascist." To my recollection he had not actually stated this before. As one might expect, already this morning Muslim leaders are complaining about Bush's statement claiming he painted all Muslims with far too broad a brush.

The last time I checked not all Muslims are terrorists but almost every terrorist in the world today is indeed a radical Muslim - an "Islamo-fascist." That's an old statement to many by now but certainly one that bears repeating.

In all fairness it should be stressed that indeed the vast majority of Muslims in the world are not terrorist minded jihadists - but that's not the fault of the Koran. The reason many Muslims are not terrorists is because they simply do not follow the explicit commands and teachings of the Koran. Just as so-called "Jack Mormons" are Mormon by name and association only and "liberal Christians" identify with the trimmings of the Church but not with the whole counsel of God's Word, millions of Muslims are doubtlessly troubled by many of the commands and admonitions found in the Koran and are thus not really orthodox. They, like many Mormons feel hopelessly trapped in their religion. They may go through the motions but are not about to act in the prescribed manner that the book(s) their religion is based on implores them to.

I know it is somewhat uncomfortable for some to hear but here's Islam's dirty little secret. When it comes to actually following and living out the teachings of the Koran, the most orthodox Muslim alive today could well be Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden. He and other Islamic terrorists are simply adhering to the teachings of the Koran and their 1300+ year-old dead founder, Muhammad. Allow me to illustrate just a few examples from the Koran that illustrate this point.

Sura 9:5
"But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans (infidels) wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them... "

Note: There is no neutrality in the mind of Islam. If you think that "peace" means peace as we understand it to be, think again. In Islam if you are not a member of the "House of Peace" (i.e. a Muslim) then you are automatically an enemy and a member of the "House of War" - an infidel. So much for the "religion of peace" doublespeak that so many people - in particular, politicians and some of the media pundits - are stuck on as their usual opening disclaimer.

Sura 9:123
"O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, (who are near you) and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him."

Sura 8:39
"And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere..."

Note: How can anyone read this sura and then deny that Muhammad is preaching world domination? That has been from the beginning and remains to this day the underlying goal of Islam.

Sura 8:60-61
"Against the infidels 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. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you." 8:61 But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah."

Note: Once again…"peace" means conversion to Islam.

Sura 8:12
“God revealed His will to the angels, saying…I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers”

The Reward:
Again and again the Koran promises Paradise full of virgins, fruit, wine and song to all martyrs who die in the cause of Islam.
(Sura 2:25, 4:37, 11:23 and 47:15)

The Cost of Speaking the Truth
Sura 5:33 demands swift "justice" against those who oppose Muhammad and Islam:
"The punishment of those who wage war against God and His Apostle, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land."

Those who want to prosecute a terrorist holy war against Jews, Christians and western civilization in general are not going away, at least not until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. So let's get real here folks. We all want to be safe when we fly but enough strip searching of 80 year-old grandmothers and 7 year-old kids at airport security check points. Along with a complete revamping of the security measures used to check cargo, we need to renounce the insanity of political correctness and profile - yes, profile - those who fit the description of a terrorist. Do I have to spell out who I am referring to? Will it take more planes crashing into skyscrapers or God forbid, a smuggled nuke detonated in one of our ports before we wake up and get serious about where we focus our security efforts? I am not the first to suggest this and after the events unfolding this morning I am sure others will renew the call for profiling.

Americans (myself included) should expect adequate security at airports - even if it means closing our country's borders and shutting down immigration completely. We must more stridently identify and aggressively screen those who fit the profile of known terrorists and concentrate the majority of our efforts on individuals who fit the description. We had better get serious and quick. It is not racism or paranoia to point this out. We had better realize that only in our liberalistic "politically correct" culture are a vocal minority concerned more with offending someone than with what could someday amount to the very survival of our way of life and even the nation itself. - EB

PS...as I edit this article I just saw a new clip stating that the price of oil dropped by some $2 a barrel today on news of the foiled terrorist plot. Could it be that strong defense and better security could also bolster the economy?

(c) copyright 2006, Eric Barger

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