The following blog was written by Galileo, one of our guest writers. Galileo has used the words of the Koran to illustrate the hate and intolerance that is fed to the followers of Mohammed.
Is Islam a religion of peace? Shortly after 9/11 I bought a Koran. I wanted to go to the Muslim’s most sacred book, the very source of their ideology. Many in the government and media kept saying that Islam was a peaceful, tolerant religion. But that raised many questions. Why do so many Muslims celebrate the killing of innocent people? Why do so few Muslims condemn terrorist organizations like Hezbolla and Hamas? Why do so many Muslims persecute non-Muslims whom they call infidels? Why do so many Muslims hate Jews and want to wipe Israel off the face of the map? Here are a few words from the Koran that helped clear things up for me:
(Sura 4:91) They desire that ye be infidels as they are infidels, and that ye should be alike. Take therefore none of them for friends, till they have fled their homes for the cause of God. If they turn back, then seize them, and slay them wherever ye find them; but take none of them as friends or helpers.
(Sura 5:56) O believers! Take not the Jews or Christians as friends. They are but one another’s friends. If any one of you taketh them for his friends, he surely is one of them!
(Sura 8:12) I will cast dread into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads then, and strike off from them every finger-tip.
(Sura 8:40) Fight then against them till strife be at an end, and the religion be all of it God’s.
(Sura 9:124) Believers! Wage war against such of the infidels as you are your neighbors, and let them find you rigorous.
(Sura 48:29) Mohammed is the Apostle of God; and his comrades are vehement against the infidels, but full of tenderness among themselves. These verses in the Koran reveal the disturbing truth about Islam. I realize that not all Muslims take these verses seriously, but what if only 10 % of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims do? That is an existential threat that amounts to about 157 million people committed to our destruction.