The Truth About Islam: Introduction
© 02.13.2016 By D. Eric Williams
In a July 27, 2014 statement posted at whithouse.gov commemorating the end of Ramadan, the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, said, In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.1 Although this is a politically correct inclusive statement it is also absurd. The truth is, no Muslim has ever made a positive contribution to the "very fabric of our nation" unless it was done in contradiction to their stated beliefs. I realize this is a controversial argument. Many of you may even consider it harsh and unjust. However, as you will see in the paragraphs ahead, Islamic ideology is diametrically opposed to everything we hold dear as Christians and Americans. Truly, Islam is at war with Christianity, traditional American values and the American way of life.
I make no attempt to be politically correct in this missive. I even have the audacity to claim that Western culture is superior to all others. Let me go a step further. I acknowledge and embrace the fact that Western culture is primarily Christian in origin. This is not to say our national identity has sprung from an ecclesiastical institution. Rather, we draw upon the heritage of radical churchmen, parish priests and disenfranchised layman. These rabble-rousers looked to the Bible as their justification for rejecting the status quo. Their demands for equality and freedom found justification from the pages of the Holy Bible not human reason.
As Western culture matured it grew ever more inclusive and tolerant, finding the apex of liberty in the culture and society of the United States of America. The United States is like no other nation on earth. We have never had an established national church (denomination) and we have welcomed people of every nation, creed, religion, color and race to our shores. Unlike many nations throughout history, our heritage allows for disagreement and difference of opinion among our citizens. Indeed, we relish the opportunity to argue our position as preferred over another – whatever it may be. It is ironic that because of our Western, Christian heritage we welcome the followers of Islam to our shores only to find that Islam is entirely inflexible and incompatible with our way of life. To the degree a Muslim is devout he will be unwilling to embrace the most basic traditional American values - values that make the United States of America what it is today - values that have sprung from the Christian religion. This is hard for an American to accept. We are thoroughly indoctrinated with the idea of freedom and really cannot conceive of a worldview that passionately hates freedom. Moreover, we are a people quick to give the benefit of the doubt. We are far too gullible in this regard and so we readily fall prey to the machinations of this alien worldview, seeking to destroy our way of life.
We have fought long and hard in this country to establish these traditional American values. In the pages ahead you will be reminded that many of the things we take for granted today have only been realized in the last generation or so. There were principles included in our nation's founding documents that did not come to fruition for many years. These vales - these rights - are not granted us by a benevolent government but are rights we are entitled to as human beings created in the image of God. Equality before the law, freedom of speech, freedom of religion: these were not handed to us on a silver platter. We must understand that the freedoms we have won over the course of generations could be lost almost overnight. If Islam ever became the predominant worldview in north America the traditional American way of life would cease to exist.
As you read this short work I challenge you to consider how you can help shore up our crumbling culture. The first step you should take is to become informed concerning the Islamic worldview and how sharply it differs from the philosophy of life embodied in traditional American values. Take the time to read the Koran and Hadith2 and discover for yourself what Islam is really about. Understand as you read these texts, it is not just the rules and regulations that determine the character of Islam. Just as important is the example of Mohammed. Every Muslim on the face of the earth agrees that Mohammed had a superb personality. His life is the perfect example of total obedience to Allah's commands. Mohammed's life is a shining example for us to follow. His life is the complete embodiment of Islam. Mohammed was sent as a prophet to show mankind the best way to worship Allah. During his twenty-three years as Allah's messenger he fulfilled this duty perfectly and meticulously.3 In other words, if Mohammed thought it, said it or did it, every Muslim must as well. You need to realize we will commit national suicide if we exercise our typical tolerance toward Islam. To do so is to reject our traditional, Christian core values.
It is becoming more common with each passing day to be confronted with intolerance. It is ironic that those two claim the high ground of tolerance and open-mindedness are actually the ones who try and silence dissenting views. The irony is that this leftist attack on animated discussion plays into the hands of the Islamic invaders. Those who demand their view be the only opinion allowed in the marketplace are silencing the voices of those who stand against totalitarianism in all its forms including Islamic tyranny.
In short, I encourage you to become an agent of cultural change. This action is only possible in the context of a Christian understanding of traditional American values. It is in that environment that each of us has the opportunity to make a positive impact on our society. Leftism, in all its forms, hates freedom. Leftism, in all its forms, despises the free exchange of ideas and opinions. Yes, the Left portrays itself as open-minded and tolerant but it doesn't take much common sense to see how backward they have it. It is these same backward thinking people who wish to throw the doors open to Islam. As you will see in the pages ahead this is because Islam is merely Leftism in religious garb.
We need to act now before it is too late. We need to stand up for the traditional American values of equality before the law, freedom of speech and freedom of religion. We need to stop being ashamed of Western, Christian culture and remind ourselves, and the world, that it is the greatest way of life on earth.
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