Each Wednesday I publish an earlier column that I hope will be instructive, informative, inspiring and sometimes infuriating. The following column was first published in 2006:
Have American Christians misread or misinterpreted historic Islam? I am afraid many have, and as a Bible-believing Christian concerned with the truth, I want to challenge their thinking.
Many believe that all Muslims are uneducated fanatics; however, many Muslim clerics are highly educated, urbane, and politically informed.
Another false conception is that all Muslims are terrorists, and while State Department testimony reveals that the extremists in Saudi Arabia control 80% of U.S. mosques, some Muslims are anti-terrorists. Some Muslim leaders, especially in Europe and Egypt have taken anti-terrorist positions at the risk of their lives! I have great respect for those clerics. (However, where have mass demonstrations of American Muslims taken place since 9-11 to show abhorrence for terror?)
To provide non-Muslims with a proper historical, theological, and political understanding of Islamic influence on our nation we must look at some historical facts:
*It is a fact that where the Muslim faith flourishes, their flag follows. Where Muslims are in total control, they are in total control! There is no separation of mosque and state. It is also a fact proclaimed by numerous Muslims that their goal is to conquer America and the world! No one is a true Muslim unless he accepts that challenge!
*It is also a fact that Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God. Numerous Middle East scholars clearly state that Allah was one of 360 pagan gods worshipped at the Kaaba hundreds of years before Mohammed was born! See Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, Coon, Farah, Thompson, etc.
*It is a fact that while Muslims talk about believing in Christ, they do not believe in the Christ of the Bible. They believe that He was not divine, did not die on the cross and did not rise from the dead. That is not believing in Christ.
*It is a fact that they do not believe in the Bible teaching of the Trinity (sura 5:75). In fact, Mohammed did not even know that the Trinity was the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! He thought Mary, the mother of Christ was a member of the Trinity! See sura 5:116.
*It is a fact that Mohammed was, in the words of Gibbon, an “illiterate barbarian” beheading over 800 Jewish males after the Battle of the Trench. See Gibbon, Durant, New Encyclopedia, etc.
*It is a fact that Islam teaches no one has a right to worship anyone but Allah. See Sura 9:29; 2:691; 47:4; etc. In fact, a Muslim is to be killed if he or she leaves Islam. See vol. 9, book 84, #64.
*It is also a fact that Mohammed took his son’s wife, slept with his Coptic slave, and had a nine-year-old wife. See Encyclopedia Britannica; Encyclopedia of Islam; Tabari (most famous Muslim historian); and Hadith vol. 7, book 62, number 65 where Aisha admitted, “My marriage (to Mohammed) was consummated when I was nine.” She should know!
*It is a fact that jihad is considered the “sixth pillar” of Islam, and while jihad can mean inner struggle, etc., it has always meant, “holy fighting in the cause of Islam.” See New Encyclopedia Britannica; Dictionary of Islam, and page 39 of the official Koran published in Saudi Arabia.
*It is a fact that Muslims true to the Koran (and Hadith) are not moderate. The terrorists are the ones carrying out the commands of Mohammed, and I believe those terrorists will target the true moderates (who would be considered the equivalent of modernists in Christian circles) with death.
*Koranic Islam (historic Islam) is America’s Trojan Horse full of an enemy that has clearly proclaimed plans to destroy America. If our leaders do not recognize that fact and act accordingly, they are like a man wading waist-deep through a snake and alligator infested Everglade swamp. They are going to get bit!
What should authorities do to escape planned Islamic terror? Recognize that our enemy is Koranic Islam (not the genuine moderates) because the first principle of war is to identify your enemy. Secondly, apprehend and arrest every person associated with terrorist groups. Thirdly, freeze all terrorist funds in the U.S. and free world with cooperation of our European allies. Fourthly, thoroughly investigate all Muslims in the military and academia, and then arrest those having terrorist connections. Fifthly, stop playing games at the airports. Realize few Americans are terrorists and spend time on those who are more likely to cause harm.
In other words, start to profile. Spend little time on little old ladies from Iowa and look more closely at Middle Easterners. Most will be innocent, and when they are innocent then have federal officials apologize to them and maybe even give them first class seats for their inconvenience.
I have been called a “hater” because I have reported the historical facts about Islam, Mohammed, and the Koran. I am not a hater, but a lover. It must be remembered that love without truth is not love. I am interested in truth not political correctness, unity, diversity, pluralism, multiculturalism, ecumenicity, or making Muslims feel warm and fuzzy with their 7th century religion. Truth and honesty are still important.
Must we permit Muslims to rewrite history to make them more comfortable with their religion? I refuse to do so, and while some will hysterically call me names, intelligent people will ask if my statements are correct. If I am not correct, then let me be corrected. If I am correct, then let my opponents respond to the historical facts.
If I can be proved wrong in my facts, I will apologize in the national media and rip my shirt on national television! I may even consider wearing sackcloth and ashes.
American leaders are making a deadly mistake in not understanding the nature of historic Islam, and we will all pay the price when the terrorists strike again. And when U.S. cities are in flames, the economy in a deadly spiral, and many innocent Muslims are killed by the “false moderates” (or by outraged non-Muslims), the Administration’s pandering toward all things Muslim will be discarded as quickly as long underwear in a Texas heat-wave.
Copyright 2013, Don Boys, Ph.D.
Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.