Who to believe?
I personally never believed Pres. Bush when he said this:
I also want to speak tonight directly to Muslims throughout the world. We respect your faith. It’s practiced freely by many millions of Americans, and by millions more in countries that America counts as friends. Its teachings are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah blaspheme the name of Allah. – Pres. GW Bush, Sept 20th 2001, days after the 9/11 attacks
It’s been almost 14 years since that statement and in the interim we’ve had ample reasons to disbelieve the notion that Islam is a religion of peace. The numerous attacks both here and in places around the world testify against that. It is also a curious thing that Bush himself, allegedly, isn’t a Muslim and therefore couldn’t be so well acquainted with the beliefs of Islam to make such a statement. The old adage, “It takes one to know one” couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to religion or faith. If we want to know what Islam is like, to know what Muslim’s believe, why not ask a Muslim.
Islamic State (IS) has released an audio message it says is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which if confirmed would be the first in months. The message urges Muslims to emigrate to the “caliphate” it has proclaimed in areas of Syria and Iraq. A reference to the Yemen conflict means it is recent…
The speaker says: “There is no excuse for any Muslim not to migrate to the Islamic State… joining [its fight] is a duty on every Muslim. We are calling on you either to join or carry weapons [to fight] wherever you are.” He adds: “Islam was never a religion of peace. Islam is the religion of fighting. No-one should believe that the war that we are waging is the war of the Islamic State. It is the war of all Muslims, but the Islamic State is spearheading it. It is the war of Muslims against infidels.” – attributed to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of ISIL, May 14, 2015
As I’ve said, I never believed Pres. Bush on that point. What this ISIL/ISIS uprising, the slaughter and martyrdom of Christians and the rest, is all about is very simple. History will repeat itself…until we learn.
The Crusades were a series of military campaigns during the time of Medieval England against the Muslims of the Middle East. In 1076, the Muslims had captured Jerusalem – the most holy of holy places for Christians. Jesus had been born in nearby Bethlehem and Jesus had spent most of his life in Jerusalem. He was crucified on Calvary Hill, also in Jerusalem. There was no more important place on Earth than Jerusalem for a true Christian which is why Christians called Jerusalem the “City of God”.
However, Jerusalem was also extremely important for the Muslims as Muhammad, the founder of the Muslim faith, had been there and there was great joy in the Muslim world when Jerusalem was captured. A beautiful dome – called the Dome of the Rock – was built on the rock where Muhammad was said to have sat and prayed. The rock was so holy that no Muslim was allowed to tread on it or touch it when visiting the Dome.
Thus the Christians fought to get Jerusalem back while the Muslims fought to keep Jerusalem. These wars were to last nearly 200 years.
When a Muslim says that Islam is a religion of fighting, believe them. When they commit acts such as the Boston Marathon bombing, the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the Garland Texas shooting don’t believe the media take that it’s “radical” Islamists. It’s simply Islam. A system of religion of such a kind as Islam can’t be trusted.
UPDATE: A mother has no shame for the actions of her son. As a matter of fact, she demonstrably speaks to the point of it all; her faith…
With her terrorist son sentenced to death, the mother of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sent raging messages to his supporters saying the United States will burn “in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire,” her close friend told Vocativ.
“They think that they are killing us and they celebrate this, but we are the ones who will rejoice when Allah grants us the chance to behold them in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire, an otherworldly flame,” Zubeidat Tsarnaeva wrote Sunday in a WhatsApp message to Zarina Kasenova, a friend and supporter.