Bryan Fischer
Islam: a religion of violence, not peace
By Bryan Fischer
August 21, 2009

It's time we stopped all this nonsense about Islam being a religion of peace. Proof: When Scotland released the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, a man responsible for the deaths of 270 innocent people (189 of them Americans), he was sent home to Libya.

There, according to London's Daily Mail, he was celebrated by adoring crowds:

    "The Lockerbie bomber tonight landed in Libya to a hero's welcome as thousands greeted him at the airport waving flags and posters."

Rather than slink into his own country to avoid the shame of having so much innocent blood on his hands, he was treated as a military hero, which of course in Islamic thought he is.

All infidels are regarded in Islam as enemy combatants; there is no such thing as an innocent infidel in the religion of Mohammed. All can justifiably be murdered to advance the cause of Allah.

Only in an Islamic country could a man who is one of the biggest mass murderers in history be treated with the Middle Eastern version of a ticker tape parade. He was treated with the kind of welcome a Christian nation reserves for World Series and Super Bowl champions.

It would be as if we all held a celebratory party for Charles Manson upon his release from prison. Absolutely unthinkable. But that is because we are a Christian country and Libya is not.

The bottom line here is that Islam is hardly a religion of peace as we are ceaselessly told. It is, in fact, a religion of violence, a religion that celebrates violence and the death of the innocent. The sooner we all recognize that simple fact the better.

Yale proves Islam is not a religion of peace

If you needed more proof that Islam is a religion of violence rather than a religion of peace, look no further than Yale University Press. As Christopher Hitchens points out, Yale is publishing a book tracing the controversy of a Danish newspaper's publication of cartoon depictions of Mohammed.

Outrage was so intense in the Muslim world when these cartoons were originally published that 200 people wound up dead before the violence subsided.

What you will not find in Yale's book on the history of this controversy, bizarrely enough, are the cartoons themselves. Readers will be left to wonder what in the world started the fire.

What is significant about all this is the reason Yale chose not to publish the cartoons. Every expert Yale officials consulted told them the same thing: if you publish them, a fresh wave of violence and death will break out as Muslims launch a fresh round of reprisals.

According to Yale's official statement, "experts in the intelligence, national security, law enforcement, and diplomatic fields, as well as leading scholars in Islamic studies and Middle East studies" all warned that there would be a "serious risk of ... violence" if Yale allowed the cartoons to see the light of day.

You will observe here that these experts did not warn Yale that it would trigger a wave just of terrorist attacks. Rather, the violence would come from the Arab street, from the ordinary Muslims we're always told are all about moderation and getting along and who are upset that their peaceful religion has been hijacked.

Where does all this lead us? Certainly, if it suggests anything, it suggests that Islam is not a religion of peace, as we've been ceaselessly told, but rather a religion of violence, with a dark and violent energy at its very core.

Meanwhile, artists can plunge a crucifix into a jar of urine and dung can be splattered on an image of the Virgin Mary without fear that the galleries that display them will be burned to the ground.

The difference could not be more stark. What explains that difference? Simple: Christianity is in fact a religion of peace, founded by the Prince of Peace, while Islam, on the other hand, has been a religion of war from its founder to the present day. It's time we put the "religion of peace" myth to rest and began to face the reality that in ordinary, garden variety Islam the West faces an implacable foe who will not rest until the sword and crescent flies over the White House.

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