PLEASE take 20 minutes to understand Islam! By Peter Burrows 6/13/23
Contrary to what Biden and the Liberal media pound at us every day, climate change and white supremacy are NOT existential threats to our society. Islam, however, is. In fact, given that the Islamic Republic of Iran is developing nuclear weapons, Islam is both an external as well as internal existential threat.
You won't hear that from ANY of our politicians or from anybody in the mainstream media. From them we hear is that Islam is a religion of peace and violent Muslims must either suffer from mental illness or that they have misinterpreted their religion. Right. And we can power our economy with solar panels and batteries.
As a non-Muslim who has studied Islam for a number of years, I can honestly say that there is not one good thing about the religion of Islam. Not one. Oh, you say, there must be something. Nope. To make my point, all I ask is that you spend 20 minutes to learn the basics of Islam. In no way do those basics agree with what the Pope, the President or the New York Times tells us.
Twenty minutes. Just read from the “Introduction” to the “Summary” in my essay, “How to read the Quran (and understand Islam)”. It will take you more than 20 minutes if you want to go into the appendices.
One of the problems with studying Islam is that is difficult for a non-Muslim to NOT misunderstand the religion. For starters, Allah’s infallible word, the Koran, is full of contradictions because “Allah” frequently changed “His” mind. The non-Muslim is usually unaware of this little detail or how to deal with it.
Secondly, much of the religion of Islam is based upon the life and sayings of Muhammad, none of which is covered in the Koran. To cover that aspect of Islam, you have to read the equivalent of about another hundred Korans. Finally, scholarly interpretation of the Quran and Muhammad’s example is the final arbiter of what Islam is all about. Add another ten or so Korans.
You don't have to do any of that. Just spend 20 minutes on the above essay. Next time you run across a non-Muslim who insists on defending the religion, or even a Muslim for that matter, just ask the question: “Has the Verse of the Sword been abrogated? “