To The Daily Sun,
On Oct. 26, Frank M. Weeks asks why be critical of what Muslims did centuries ago but omit things Christians did in those same ages. He brings Muhammad marrying a 6-year-old cousin as an example and the Christian King John of England as a counter point.
First, let me be clear – not one of the Christians he mentioned declared themselves to be a "Prophet of God." That's a huge difference, Frank, it seems to me. None of those Christians created a major world religion either, another big difference.
Now, as to Muhammad's claim, let me ask readers: Muhammad advocated for rape, torture, war and killing of non-believers (people who wouldn't recognize his claim as a prophet of God), enslaving, lying and theft. Muhammad had 13 wives as well as many concubines (sex slaves). Muhammad taught that women are inferior to men, that hell would be populated primarily by women and a woman's testimony in court was only worth half that of a man's. Muhammad taught that no man-made laws, countries, or nations were legitimate unless they were ruled by Sharia law. I could bring a huge list of aggressive wars of conquest and subjugation but I'm trying to keep this letter a reasonable length. Enough to say that these wars are still ongoing though tactics have changed from period to period. So let me ask you something, Frank, and readers: Does this sound to anyone like a prophet of GOD?
So why is this relevant to today? It is because Islam, still today, holds to those same teachings and inspires modern-day, world-wide terrorist organizations, funded and approved of by a large percentages of the world's Muslim populations. We here in America receive only partial news coverage of the full impact of these events. Did our news inform people that in the past 30 days, 145 Islamic terrorist attacks committed in 24 countries killed 1,316 people and injured 1,222? In the year 2016 there were 2,491 attacks in 59 countries, with 21,261 killed and 26,722 injured? So far in 2017 there have been 1,723 attacks in 52 countries, 12,141 deaths and 12,356 injured? In modern times there is no comparable religiously-motivated attacks on all humanity and human rights. This is why it is important to understand the root cause and motivations behind them. Trying to deflect attention from this problem by bringing up hundreds of years of old Christian history is a false narrative that denies modern reality.
Mr. Weeks, if you doubt these facts and numbers you can check my research by going to "The Religion of Peace" website. This is a nonpartisan (not Democratic/not Republican), fact-based site.You can also check out a copy of the Koran from the library.
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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