I mentioned a seminar that will be taking place this weekend in Washington DC and encouraged those in the area to go. There are two articles I would like to direct you to. Although Rahman is a freed man now, there still lingers questions as to how we should respond and how we should even think about Islam.
Right now the polemic is that Islam is a peaceful religion. People would have you think that the suicide bombers are lunatics and “radicals”. The truth is that they are consistent. If martyrdom gets one to heaven (according to the Qu’ran) then what would keep someone from killing a bunch of infidels (which is virtuous in the Muslim faith) and being killed in the process (thus guaranteeing one’s entrance into heaven)? It’s not crazy if that’s what your religion teaches. The thing that needs to be evaluated is not the person’s psyche, but the religion.
Two Articles to Read:
– Sookhdeo on Islam
– “The Day Is Coming When British Muslims Will Form a State Within a State”
“The whole approach towards Muslim militants was based on appeasement. 7/7 proved that that approach does not work – yet it is still being followed. For example, there is a book, The Noble Koran: a New Rendering of its Meaning in
English, which is openly available in Muslim bookshops. “It calls for the killing of Jews and Christians, and it sets out a strategy for killing the infidels and for warfare against them. The Government has done nothing whatever to interfere with the sale of that book.
“Why not? Government ministers have promised to punish religious hatred, to criminalise the glorification of terrorism, yet they do nothing about this book, which blatantly does both…”
“There’s already a Sharia Law Council for the UK. The Government has already started making concessions: it has changed the law so that there are sharia-compliant mortgages and sharia pensions. “Some Muslims are now pressing to be allowed four wives: they say it is part of their religion. They claim that not being allowed four wives is a denial of their religious liberty. There are Muslim men in Britain who marry and divorce three women, then marry a fourth time – and stay
married, in sharia law, to all four.
“The more fundamentalist clerics think that it is only a matter of time before they will persuade the Government to concede on the issue of sharia law. Given the
Government’s record of capitulating, you can see why they believe that.”