Is It Time To Say, "To Hell with Islam?"
September 22, 2010 by John Myers
Part one of a two-part series
If you are like me, you are sick and tired of being frightened over Muslim sentiments. I say it’s high time to understand that regardless of what we do or say, we Christians have a target on our back. It’s time to face the cold truth: For countless believers of the Quran, we ARE the enemy. The sooner we understand this, the better.
It is time to say: To hell with Islam. We’re not going to take it anymore!
As I write to you, Muslims are still vowing to build a mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Pastor Terry Jones backed down from burning the Quran on the anniversary of the Twin Towers tragedy. While I believe that anybody that burns books is an idiot, I find it objectionable that Jones abandoned his convictions because of pressure from the President Barack Obama White House. Unlike President George W. Bush who clearly laid out the battle lines — ”you’re either with us, or against us” — Obama is obsessed over what Muslims “might do” if we offend them.
President Obama — The Eager Appeaser
Call it politics, background or birthright; Obama is intent on appeasing the Muslims of the world. In fact Obama has traveled so far out of his way to avoid confronting Muslims that it’s hard to believe he is still on planet earth.
Obama is not alone in apologizing to Muslims. In 2008, England’s Archbishop of Canterbury gave an interview to the BBC. He said that the introduction of Islam in the United Kingdom — prayers from which are broadcast three times daily over loudspeakers in Oxford — is “inevitable.”
Even comedians are afraid to ruffle Muslim feathers. One of England’s top funny men, Rory Bremner, said he’s afraid to write jokes about Islam because he fears death threats.
On a David Frost television program this past summer, Bremner said, “The greatest danger now is that one of the toughest issues of our time is religion. I’m writing a line and I think, ‘If this goes down badly, I’m writing my own death warrant there.’ Because there are people who will say, ‘Not only do I not think that’s funny but I’m going to kill you’ — and that’s chilling.”
Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the TV show Family Guy — which routinely makes fun of Christ — was on Larry King Live a couple of months ago and also admitted that he, too, worries about poking fun at Islam.
The truth is we are a millennia and a half beyond offending Islam. They have been offended for more than 1,000 years and I have news: They will stay that way.
This is what Tricia Erickson had to say on the subject in a Sept. 11 News Blaze, op-ed:
“For the sake of the REALITY of who we are indeed at war with and why, let me quote some scriptures from the Koran that may be recited in the new Mosque to be built at ground zero:
- "Martyrdom is therefore the ONLY way for a Muslim to obtain forgiveness of sins" Surat Al Tawbah 9:111.
- "Jihad (fighting for Allah’s cause) is ordained for you" Surat Al-Baqarah 2:216.
- "Kill the Mushrikun (non-Muslims); wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush" Surat Al-Taubah 9:5.
- "They (non-Muslims) shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land" Surat Al Maidah 5:33.
- "And if you are killed or die in the Way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all that they amass" Surat Al Taubah 9:111.
Erickson points out that the Quran is filled with proclamations calling for the killing and maiming of “Christians, Jews and overall non-believers”.
In Allah’s Own Image
I don’t know how things are in your neck of the woods, but up here in Calgary, Canada the majority of Muslims do not immigrate and assimilate. They congregate.
In fact, Calgary is home to the largest Muslim temple in North America, the colossal 48,000-square-foot Baitun Nur mosque. The Mayor of Calgary, Dave Bronconnier, said when the complex was completed: “On laying the foundation stone of this magnificent mosque, Canadian values are flourishing in the City of Calgary."
Frankly, I just don’t see it. Maybe three decades ago it was that way with the Muslim immigrants I shared classes with at the University of Calgary. But today you can hardly travel a few blocks and not see a Muslim woman wearing the traditional burqa. In fact Canada’s Muslim population has doubled since 9/11.
Keep in mind I am not suggesting for a moment that Calgary’s Muslim population is bent on the destruction of Western Civilization, or even misfeasance. What I am saying is that the overwhelming evidence in Calgary and in Canada indicates that the vast majority of Muslims are clinging to their traditional culture and ethos. As their numbers grow, these things will lead to a nation far different from the one my parents and I were born into.
Before I get a bunch of hate comments accusing me of racism, consider this: I have close personal and decade-long relationships with two people of the Muslim faith; both of whom have been ostracized by their communities because they practice a Western lifestyle. And if you are a blue-blooded Liberal keep this in mind: Under the Sharia or the law of Allah, “Women are considered inferior to men, and have fewer rights and responsibilities.” There goes women’s liberation.
The Muslims Are Coming, The Muslims Are Coming
If you think that the growth of Islam is unique to Canada, think again. According to the book: America Alone: The End of the World as we Know It, the author Mark Steyn argues that the West’s steady decline relative to Islam has much to do with Muslim insistence on keeping their culture as well as their high fertility rates.
For example, the U.S. has a fertility rate of a little more than two births per woman. Europe falls far below this level. Germany checks in at 1.3 births per woman, with Russia and Italy at 1.2 and Spain a little more than one birth per woman.
Steyn contrasts this with the fertility rate in Muslim countries like Afghanistan, 6.69 births per woman, Mali 7.42 and Somalia 6.76 births per woman. Steyn points out that Muslims living in Europe do not assimilate and, because of their population boom, they will instead take over Europe and be the dominant cultural force in 40 years.
According to Steyn, Islam is a far greater threat than global warming, China or any other man-made or natural disaster imaginable.
Certainly this is not how Obama and likeminded Liberals in and out of the Federal government see things. They continue to try and win over hearts and minds of Muslims; to convert them to Western Democratic thinking. It is a losing strategy, and one for which we will pay a very dear price.
Yours for wealth and health,
Myers’ Energy & Gold Report
P.S. — Look for part-two, Allah, Oil & Our Future on Oct. 6. It will examine one reason why Obama feels the need to placate Muslims, plus how America can change its future by weaning off Arab oil while exploiting our own rich reserves of coal and natural gas. The Greens won’t like it but I am way past worrying about their feelings.