The world’s problem with radical Islam is nothing new. It is older than you might ever have imagined.
Way back in the mid-19th Century, John Quincy Adams wrote about the matter and he was by no means seeking to be politically correct. “The natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran.” (via WND)
So, hatred as expressed in the Koran plays a role in the world of Muslim extremism. That, actually, makes a lot of sense. Why else would these terrorists be killing as many people as they possibly can?
Many globalists and multi-culturalists want us to believe that all people and all religions are essentially the same. Not according to Adams. He pulls no punches in establishing some differences.
While Islam has an element of hatred woven into its tenants, Christianity does not. As Adams points out, “The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It forbids the exercise of it, even towards enemies.”
Jesus himself spoke against hatred. In Matthew 5:43 Jesus said “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (ESV)
The Apostle John wrote similar words in I John 2:11, saying “But, whoever hates his brother walks in the darkness.” So, the Bible is replete with admonitions to love and under no circumstances to hate other people.
President Obama has been defending Islam every step of the way. “Islam is a religion that preaches peace” he said. (via Real Clear Politics) Well, Mr. President, Islam is only peaceful until an infidel refuses to convert. That’s when the peace goes out the window and the hatred and violence come into the picture.
Some are estimating that radical Islam is only about 15 or 20 percent of the Muslim population. Oh, that’s comforting. Let’s see… 15 percent of 1.7 billion people is only… 255 million people. Maybe it’s only 3 percent? That’s only 51 million people to worry about. So, you see, Mr. Trump is correct to go after ISIS and other leading hate groups. They must be stopped.
As we can see from Adams’ word, this is neither a new problem nor one that is going to go away. We have to stay resolute in this effort to contain radical Islam. The biggest mistake we can make is to pretend that the issue doesn’t exist.
This is a real and present danger that we are facing. Thank God that Trump has vowed to rebuild our depleted military.
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