I am being “fair and balanced” today. I am posting twice, once about Christian fundamentalist ignorance and this one about ignorance of Islam. SPR
Many in this country seem to claim that Islam is a religion of peace and that only certain fundamentalists are advocating or practicing violence. It is not surprising that we are ignorant of the Quran/Koran in this country considering that Christians in this country are generally ignorant of what is in their own bible, let alone in the bible of another religion. (Curiously, Christians are lumped into a category of being “People of the Book,” by Muslins. You’d think they would read the thing.)
Here are the only two things one must know to be able to interpret the impact of Islam:
1. The definition of a “good” Muslim is how much they conform to the teachings of the Quran/Koran. The more they conform, the better they are. The more they submit to the will of Allah, the better a Muslin they are. Period.
2. To avoid the contradictions obvious in Christian Literature, the Quran/Koran is set up differently and around a concept called abrogation. Basically, if there is a conflict in the Quran/Koran, the later statement supersedes the earlier one. (For you Southerners, Islam’s got its own nullification, built right in.)
Apparently all of the earlier peace speaking surahs in the Quran/Koran, the ones so lovingly quoted by the “Islam means peace” crowd, have been abrogated by the later “kill the infidel, rule the world” surahs.
Islam doesn’t mean “peace.” Islam means “submission.” Literally, the word “Islam” means submission. In order for Islam to rule the world, all must submit.
All “good Muslims” believe this.