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Summary: This study is not an attack on the Muslim people, but we in America have every right to openly and honestly examine any religious teaching, especially one that is growing so fast in America and the world! As of 2006 there are 1.5 billion believers in Isla

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This study is not an attack on the Muslim people, but we in America have every right to openly and honestly examine any religious teaching, especially one that is growing so fast in America and the world! As of 2006 there are 1.5 billion believers in Islam which makes it the 2nd largest next to Christianity in followers!

These are valid question in light of what we witness around the world...

> Why is there so much violence in Islam?

> Why do radical Muslims hate America and Israel so much?

> Is the Muslim’s Allah and the Christian’s God the same?

> Will Europe become a Muslim country in our lifetime?

> Is Iran a threat to the world?

Proverbs 27:12 “A wise man foresees evil and takes the necessary steps to deliver himself while fools will go naively on and are destroyed.”

I ask, do we take these words seriously spoken by Ayatollah Khomeini...

“We are at war against infidels. Take this message with you, ‘I ask all Islamic nations, all Muslims, all Islamic armies, and all heads of Islamic states to join the Holy War. There are many enemies to be killed or destroyed. Jihad must triumph...Muslims have no alternative...”

DO WE TAKE THE QURAN SERIOUSLY?

Surah 9:5 “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them…”

Surah 9:123 “Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell among you.”

DO WE TAKE THEIR SCHOOLS SERIOUSLY?

Mark Gabriel a former Muslim and former graduate and professor at Al-Azhar University in Cairo Egypt – the oldest and most prestigious Islamic schools in the world. He was in the grip of radical Islam in Egypt and he writes in his book, “Islam and Terrorism”...

“One day the professor gave us students an opportunity to ask questions.I stood and asked him something I had wondered about for a long time: “Why is it that you teach us all the time about Jihad? What about the other verses in the Quran that talk about peace, love and forgiveness.”

Immediately his face turned red. Yelling at me he took the chance to reinforce his position in front of 500 students as he said…“My brother, there is a whole chapter called “Spoils of War”. There is no such chapter called “Peace”. Jihad and killing are the head of Islam. If you take them out, you cut off the head of Islam.”

I hear moderate Muslims say, “But the Militant Muslims are not true Muslims” and then the Militant Muslims say, “But Moderate Muslims are not true Muslims.”

And when it comes time for the Moderate Muslims to condemn and the bomb belted barbarians - there’s silence! They are either afraid and bullied or the line “Islam is a peaceful religion” is a bunch of boloney!!

My Question...Why is it that Christians have to speak out louder than the Moderate Muslim? Why is it that we have to do the digging to understand the real life of Mohammad?

1. The Muslim Messenger.

KEY: Over the last 1400 years after Mohammed, much of the history of Islam has been greatly controlled by Muslims and it’s only been in the last 150 years that much of the life of Mohammed has been dissected for more than an just an Arab audience.


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Bruce Ball

commented on Jul 19, 2007

Rev. Kinney: An excellent work outlining the differences in these two beliefs. I pray we see more of your work on this subject as time goes on. Thank you!

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