The Question of Islam

There is currently a debate as to how to treat and categorize Muslims.  Some argue for the rights of peace-seeking Muslims, while others tend to equate any followers of the Quran with the jihadists.  Geert Wilders is a Dutch politician who is quite concerned about Islam, and he has offered the following observations:

– The Quran is of ultimate importance to Islam, and it calls for hatred, violence, submission, murder, and terrorism.  Islam strives for violent jihad against non-Muslims–especially Israel and the West, following the example of the warlord Mohammed.  Since the Quran applies to all Muslims, there cannot really be a moderate Islamist.

– Although Islam is considered to be a religion, it is much more than that.  It is also a political ideology with rigid rules for every aspect of society and individuals.  Islam means ‘submission,’ and it seems much more compatible with the totalitarian ideology of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than with freedom and democracy.

– Islam is taking over Europe.  There are over 50 million Muslims in Europe, out of a total population of about 800 million.  The population of many European cities is already one-quarter Muslim.  Some studies suggest that 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim in ten years.

We know that there are many Muslims who follow the Quran religiously, and Islam’s goal is to rule the world, by violent take-over.  Of course, there many moderate Muslims, just like there are many moderate Christians–ignorant of what their Holy Book says.  However, as with any movement, the extremists become the activists, and the complacent become the followers.

The fact remains that the United States is not far behind Europe.  Although there is a wide range of estimates, some suggest that there are currently some 7 million Muslims in America.  What’s true for Europe now will be true for the United States in just a few years.  Islam is succeeding in its goal to rule the world.

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