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I was raised in a family with Mormons and Oneness Pentecostals. As a result I have studied Christian Cult apologetics and world religions since 1985 and have worked full time cult apologetics ministry for 10 years. All the way back to 98 when I decided to get into that fight, I have been called every name in the book. I could literally list thousands of words and names that have been hurled at me to try to silence me, even from ALL those that I am related to. In fact doing apologetics, speaking against Islam and working for the Lord has cost me almost everything and I sense that it will soon cost me everything. I was feeling really bad about it until I found this article on Jihad Watch. Now I feel like things might work out, or they will work out for the better with me.
“I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being oppressed because they are not allowed to force me to practice what they do” – D. Dale Gulledge
The result of what I seen on 9/9/10 concerning the Terry Jones burn a Koran day left me with no choice but to turn all my focus onto Islam. And it did not cost me much at first but now it has. I was accused of wanting to kill every Muslim on the face of the earth (damn that hurt) because I oppose Islam and I am about to lose my friend of over 30 years, who I consider to be the only family member I have left.
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” -Winston Churchill
My eureka moment was while I was watching the video on the post above from JW. What dawned on me is that what I am battling, and what my worst enemy is,, is Multicultural Relativism (the belief that all societies, beliefs, philosophies and lifestyles are equal – except Multicultural Relativism; it rules number one in America now). So the next time I get called a racist I am not going to make my typical response that “I am critical of Islam not Muslims, to be against Islam or Muslims is not racism because they are not a race, only 12 percent of Muslims world-wide are Arab and Muslims come from nearly every nation and ethnic group.”,, instead I am going to attack Multicultural Relativism and tell them it is not their fault,, they have been brainwashed and have no frame of mind to equate criticism to anything other than hate and intolerance.
“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill
Its simply not their fault and it is my job to convince them, or try to, that everything is not equal. There is such things as good and evil, every society acknowledges it on some level but not many have the guts and tenacity to oppose the evil.
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Winston Churchill
I could go on and on about being called racist, a trouble maker and ***hole and such but I think you get the jest. It is my job and your job to destroy the Multicultural Relativistic mindset wherever we may find it – no matter what happens to us and what we might lose. The alternative is simply to evil to endure.
Instead of getting down and despondent, I am going to follow in the footsteps of Winston and be willing to give and lose everything, but fight to win by fighting the right enemy- Multicultural Relativism.
THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED AT ONE OF MY OTHER ISLAM BLOGS HERE on March 4, 2011. Much has happened since then and I hope to write more on waht exposing islam has cost me later. AND YES, I did end up losing my best freind of over thirty years, I’m sad to say.
On 9/9/12 I got to teach my first class on Islam on the exact day I started studying Islam two years ago and in memory of the victims of 911. This first class is MY DREAM COME TRUE
I started the class out with why they chose 911 to attack, showed the best presentation of the history of Jihad on 15 minutes by Bill Federer, played some of my appearance on the radio where I shared my HOW I BECAME AN ISLAMOPHOBE testimony and fielded questions from Jim Green, then I opened up for questions from the class attenders and I closed with speaking on WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT ISLAM.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ISLAM SEE MY MAIN ISLAM SITE AT
PORTAL TO MY OTHER SITES
How2BecomeAChristian Apologetics Network
My main sites are. This is some of 20-30.
General and cult apologetics
Word of Faith Movement
Occult Agenda Exposure
Islam (best of 3 sites on Islam)
How I became an islamophobe
the anti-msulim brotherhood
Sites I highly recommend
Alwaysbeready.com (look out for Lorship salvation though)
The following was submitted to my second favorite apologetics ministry Apologetics315, it is about my most favorite apologetics site, how I started an apologetics program at my church and will be featured here along with many other fabulous testimonies and resources to help you get apologetics into your church.
Hello there, my name is Damon Whitsell. I am a member of, and now long dreamed of Apologetics teacher at, Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton Texas.
Although I have studied General and Christian Cult Apologetics since 1985 and have been DOING Apologetics online and in life since 1998 because I have Mormons, Oneness Pentecostals, Word of Faithers and Bible Missionaries in my family – I was kind of intimidated when I first thought the Lord was leading me to start an Apologetics class at my church. Because of that I just set out to start an Apologetics Movie Night, possibly in someone’s home or at church on a weeknight.
When I went to looking for DVD resources I found Aplologetics315’s “How To Get Apologetics In Your Church” list of testimonies here and here. I found them epically helpful and thought a full blown class was very possible. I really liked some of the suggestions and even considered writing my own curriculum but I am deep into studying to try to become an effective public speaker on the dangers of Islam, so I had to find the easiest way possible. That is when I found Charlie Campbell and AlwaysBeReady.com. Here is how that very valuable resource helped me start a full blown apologetics program at our church. I believe going the ALWAYS BE READY route is so simple, someone who knows nothing about apologetics can start a complete apologetics program at their church.
I did four core things to get started. I bought a 24 pack of Apologetics DVD’s in one case, a 27 Pack with the same DVD’s, plus two more, in their own cases, a bulk order of 30 of one of Charlies books “One Minute Answers To Skeptics Top 40 Questions” and I created a website. Charlies whole website is awesome really. Here is how I used these resources.
Although I was studying to do a writing on the leftist twisting of the heretical/heterodoxical movement in Christianity named by sociologist Dominionism, to smear Christian Conservatives (see Christian Dominionism Is a Myth, Michele Bachmann and Dominionism Paranoia, Kingdom Coming…Buyer Beware and Why is the media so ignorant about religion?), The Tea Party and the political right in general – I kinda got side tracked.
While researching, reading mostly articles about the “dangers of Dominionism”, I took a break to check my Facebook and I found this article on far Leftist giving Romney and Ryan death wishes via Twitter, and one recently published with many leftist tweets calling for all Conservatives to kill themselves – that I regretfully did not bookmark. Then I found this one “Do liberals really want a second civil war in America?” and this one Right-wing extremist terrorism as deadly a threat as al Qaeda?. And then when I checked my email I got this article yesterday, America under attack by right-wing terrorists, published by Leonard Pitts Jr and the Chicago Tribune, via a Google Alert on Michelle Bachmann.
Pitts and the Chicago Tribune said, “In the almost 20 years since the first attack by Muslim extremists on the World Trade Center, the following things have happened: the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City leaves 168 dead and hundreds more injured; one person is killed, more than 100 wounded, in a bombing at the Olympics in Atlanta; seven people are arrested for plotting to attack U.S. military bases; Dr. Barnett Slepian is shot and killed in Amherst, N.Y.; five people die in a shooting spree near Pittsburgh; the FBI arrests a man who tried to buy ingredients for sarin, the deadly nerve gas, from an undercover agent; Dr. George Tiller is shot and killed in Wichita, Kan.; a man and his daughter are killed in their home in Arivaca, Ariz.; a man flies a small plane into a building in Austin, killing himself and one other. And now, this.”
Then Pitts goes on to say “These incidents and dozens more comprise a list maintained by the Southern Poverty Law Center in a publication entitled “Terror From the Right: Plots, Conspiracies and Racist Rampages Since Oklahoma City.” What they all have in common is that they spring from motivations (i.e., opposition to taxation, government, immigrants, blacks, gays, abortion and Muslims) that more or less define modern, mainstream, conservatism”, and Pitts blithely continues “So yes, it is time to say the obvious thing no one seems to be saying: America is under attack by right-wing terrorists.”
But if you look at his definition of what he says “more or less define modern, mainstream, conservatism” as “opposition to taxation, government, immigrants, blacks, gays, abortion and Muslims”, you can get a feeling something just ain’t right because conservatives are for limited government rather than anti-government, reduced taxes rather than no taxation, legal immigration rather than anti-immigrant and pro-illegal immigration, and of course they have to throw the race card in – which is an absurd insult to all black Conservatives and Republicans. Also Conservatives are not “opposed to gays” but supportive of centuries old traditional marriage between one man and one woman. It is also a farce to say conservatives are opposed to abortion, in an absolute sense. And lets be honest, if being opposed to Islam was “more or less” a tenet of conservatism, there would not have been so much talk from the GOP about shutting up Bachmann, and others, for calling for an investigation into Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into our government and other institutions.
So what do you find when you examine the Southern Poverty Law Center publication entitled “Terror From the Right: Plots, Conspiracies and Racist Rampages Since Oklahoma City” (that Pitts does not bother to link to), well, you’ll have to take a look. And I am sure you will because your probably thinking, just when the hell did all these conservative right-wing terrorist attacks happen, how could myself and the media miss all of these – or is something just not right?
What you will see is, don’t take my word for it – take a look, they call Neo-Nazis, White Supremacist, the Ku Klux Klan, Anti-Government Activist, Militias and just about any nefarious individuals or groups as “right wing” – despite the fact that some of these groups and individuals have leftist, democrat roots and ideology, such as the KKK. Or does Pitts realize that the SPLC list crimes with no convictions as right-wing caused and they list anti-Semitics as right-wing, when Conservatives tend to be pro-Israel? Pitts also left out that the SPLC have ignored Obama linked Leftist Bill Ayers, the “Leader of the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist group of the 1960s and ’70s”, who, “Participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972.” And what about the leftist Occupy Movement? While there have been no deaths by OWS,, yet, there is no doubt their thousands of arrest for public violence was politically motivated.
And of course Pitts left out the shooting that happened at the christian conservative Family Research Center, much earlier that day, where the shooter told one of his victims, “It was not about you, it was about what this place stands for” before shooting. Today the Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said “(the shooter) is clearly to blame for yesterday’s violence” but “he believes that organizations such as Southern Poverty Law Center, who labeled the FRC as a “hate group” for their defense of traditional Christian values, provided him with the license to carry out such an attack”. Perkins sums his feelings up saying “I think it’s time for people to realize what the Southern Poverty Law Center is doing with their reckless labeling of organizations that they disagree with.” Perkins also says “I am not saying that the Southern Poverty Law Center is responsible for the shooting. Mr. Corkins is responsible for the shooting. They are responsible for creating an environment that led to yesterday’s shooting”. To me, it is starting to look like it is even possible that Pitts knows the SPLC organization gets funding from Soros groups, and just keeps it concealed.
ABSOLUTELY MUST SEE VIDEOS, PLEASE MAKE VIRAL!!!
On July 24th John Guandolo gave this intelligence briefing on the MB in Georgia. This mini-brief is four hours of a usual 3 day briefing that Guandolo used to give to law enforcement and intelligence officials. Here are Guandolos credentials.
About the Presenter — “Counterterrorism expert and former federal agent John Guandolo graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1989, accepting a commission as an Officer in the United States Marines. He served as a combat Infantry Platoon Commander with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield and as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and Airborne and Diving Officer in the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company between 1991 and 1996. John resigned his commission in the Marines in 1996 and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Washington, DC Field Office. He investigated numerous cases while at the FBI, and in addition to serving as Swat Team Leader for the Washington Field Office, was one of the Bureau’s Advanced Capability Medics. While working in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, John acquired substantial knowledge and expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Law (a.k.a. shari’ah) and teaching, and the Global Islamic Movement (GIM). His accumulated knowledge on these and related subjects earned him the FBI’s “Subject Matter Expert” (SME)” designation, a role that afforded him the opportunity to design and implement the FBI’s first counter-terrorism training”.
Guandolo has been giving this same presentation, since 2003, to the U.S. intelligence community, before it was ‘outlawed” by our government. He obviously knows this material inside and out. The evidence for MB infiltration into our government is epically overwhelming. Not only that, the evidences of Al Quada and Hamas infiltration are also as overwhelming.
Take for instance Aldurahman Alamoudi and Anwar Alawki. Aldurahman Alamoudi was the top advisor to Bill Clinton on Islam. Alamoudi also started over 20 MB front groups in America, our Military Muslim Chaplin Program and was instrumental in choosing textbooks on Islam in American public schools. It turns out that not only is he MB, he is also Hammas and is in prison now for plotting with Hammas to kill a Saudi Arabian Prince and providing financing to Hammas. Anwar Alawki was the top advisor to George W. Bush on 911 and was the go to guy about policy towards Islam after 911. After many months of advising the administration and even holding prayer events at the U.S. Capitol Building, it was determined that Anwar Alawki was Hammas. Years later Obama would order a drone missile strike to take Anwar Alawki out. And it is almost as bad now as it was then. COULD WE AT LEAST KEEP HAMMAS OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT?
This briefing is also available on an 80 minute DVD entitled,,, “Understanding The Threat To America”,,, at http://www.understandingthethreat.com
Here is some description text from that site. “On August 20, 2004, two Baltimore County, MD police officers spotted Selim Elbarasse and his wife videotaping the 4.3-mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge. When they reported the sighting to Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) Police at the toll plaza, officers stopped Elbarasse’s SUV west of the bridge. Police confiscated the camera, and afterward reported having seen the Elbarasses, who were accompanied by two children, attempting to hide the camera. The confiscated video contained close-up footage of Chesapeake Bay Bridge support structures. When officers ran a criminal background check, they discovered that Elbarasse was wanted on an outstanding material witness warrant out of Chicago in a case involving the terrorist group Hamas and Elbarasse was detained.
When agents of the FBI’s Washington, DC Field Office raided Elbarasse’s Annandale, Virginia home and searched his basement, they found a hidden sub-basement containing the archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. The seized documents, which revealed a secret Muslim Brotherhood strategy to infiltrate and overthrow the United States Government and replace the Constitution with Islamic Law, were subsequently entered into evidence in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism financing case in US history. Further investigation and discovery confirmed that the Muslim Brotherhood had not only penetrated the Federal Government at the highest levels, but had been running a sophisticated influence operation from within the Federal Bureaucracy for decades. Contrary to sound reason, the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of government and influence in the affairs of state has not decreased, but has grown much worse since.
Understanding the Threat to America lays bare the danger posed by those who masquerade as “moderate Muslims” to gain our trust while they work secretly to overthrow of our way of life; exposes the individual actors, organizational infrastructure, and modus operandi of the “civilizational jihad;” and arms viewers with useful information and practical steps they can take to reverse the “Civilization Jihad” in America.”
The same briefing, given years ago, is also available here http://teapartytv.us/?p=353
After I watched both presentations of the briefing, I ordered the 80 minute DVD and sent a letter to Guandolo requesting an interview by email and for access to a brochure he mentioned and has produced called The Muslim Brotherhood Handbook.
THIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEF IS SO POWERFUL that I am also buying video editing software to take the different sections of the brief, cut them up, and upload them everywhere I can. And when I get the 80 minute DVD, I will be making it available on ALL my YouTube accounts and I will self host the video on my server if it is taken down from youtube. THE BRIEFING IS THAT GOOD AND NECESSARY.
WE MUST GET THIS INFORMATION INTO THE HANDS OF EVERY AMERICAN!!!
Is the Bible as violent as the Koran? The answer is YES, if you talk to many Muslims and Liberals. But are they really? The following is a short discussion I had with a liberal about the subject. I hope to show you that they are not and that all non-Muslims should be uniting and working against Islam, not only because it is an institution that is a Human Rights nightmare, but because Islam really does have the submission of the whole world to Islam as it’s goal.
When you bring up the Koran or Hadith, many scream context context context,, claiming that if read in their proper context, they really don’t say what they say – so it’s all good, just relax.
Dr. Mark Durie (author of The Third Choice) confronts this misconception in his article,, A Dozen Bad Ideas for the 21st Century and says “8. The belief that putting something in context will always produce a more innocuous interpretation. This is not true. Attending properly to context can make a text even more offensive than it would otherwise have been. Conversely, if you take something out of context you may regard it more positively than you ought to. In reality, radical interpretations of the Qur’an, such as are used to support terrorism, almost always involve an appeal to a rich understanding of the context in which the Qur’an was revealed, including the life of Muhammad. On the other hand, many have taken peaceful verses of the Qur’an out of context, in order to prove that Islam is a peaceful religion”.
I think my responses in the exchange below do a fairly good job of showing that if put in their proper context, the Bible does not say what many who wish to obfuscate with false moral equivalences want it to say, and the Koran says and means exactly what many people fervently hope and pray that it does not really say and mean. For many, the obvious, when looking into the context, is just too much to bear – so we have a generation with their heads in the sand.
I have been spending much of my time at Eric Allen Bells’ Facebook page and new website for the past month or so. You may not know him yet, but he is a liberal film maker and writer who had a drastic change of view about Islam, and much of everything else, as a result of doing a documentary on the mega-mosque in Murfreesboro Tennessee. For Eric, the impetus to look at Islam again was a conversation he had with a Christian Coptic Cab driver in which the driver disagreed with him that the changes happening in Egypt are a good thing. The driver told him a regime change would be fatal to his family back home. For me the impetus was the responce of Muslims and non-Muslims, around the world and online, to Pastor Terry Jones’s Burn A Koran Day almost two years ago (you can read my short testimony about it in the sidebar). To get people up to speed on Eric’s amazing story, I usually give them this article called The High Price of Telling The truth About Islam You can see the amazing work he has done on exposing and opposing the mosque in Tennessee (since his change of mind) here, that has resulted in him quickly becoming a big player in the counter-jihad movement and him being featured on Fox News in the past and twice in the last few days.
As a result of these Fox News appearances, the leftist online media is featuring the recent videos also because Eric is very blunt and right on in his assertions about Islam, most specifically that Islam is “the worst, most deadly idea in the history of the world”. Those two videos are posted here (at media matters – the site my exchange is on). I think all three videos are a must see as rarely have such truths about Islam been spoken freely on any mainstream media. Eric has been studying Islam now for about 2 years and he knows his stuff and is very articulate.
Here is all three segments on one video at Youtube
The following graphic was left on a new friends FaceBook page by a visitor here. It is exemplary of how some Liberals, Atheist, Humanist, and other non-Christians are willing to go to absurd lengths of equivalence to obfuscate the issue of Islamic terrorism and the “Civilization Jihad” that is Islam – and this puts us all in jeopardy. Please take a moment to read the graphic, I’ll continue my commentary on these absurd comparisons below.
This graphic might be more appropriately named “Comparing the Tea Party to the Taliban” (because the poster said,, “Sound familar??, Who does the TEA Party remind YOU of?”, and “they are one in the same!!”) or it could be named “Comparing Christianity and Islam”,, but even that has problems because not all on the “far right” are Christian and not all Christians are on the far right. Many Christians are liberals these days. But it is guaranteed that all Taliban are the same in ideology and purpose, no matter what you want to call it. The use of loaded terms is a small problem compared to the actual comparisons employed. Lets look at a few. The first absurd comparison that jumped of the graphic at me was…..
1.”vilify gay people”
Taliban – “Kill gay people outright” VS. Christian Right Wingers – “Pray the gay away” & “put gays people in electrified pens until they die”
I mean come on,,, out-right killing of gays against praying them away is not a moral equivalence. And as a Christian I can say I have never “prayed a gay away” and I have never heard another Christian do so neither. But I have seen Islamic Countries and Groups hang gays in the public square. And when have Christians or Conservatives ever put gays in electrified pens? Non-Christians often point out that the bible says twice that homosexuals will go to hell, but they are ignorant or dishonest about the fact that those same two list of sins of the hellbound contain sinful behaviors common to all men, like lying. It seems that some on the left and some non-Christians are the ones trying to vilify.
SOURCE: “Scholars of Islam, such as Sheikh ul-Islam Imam Malik, and Imam Shafi amongst others, ruled that Islam disallowed homosexual activity and ordained capital punishment for a person guilty of it. Homosexual activity is a crime and forbidden in most Muslim-majority countries. In the Islamic regimes of Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, North Sudan and Yemen, homosexual activity is punished with the death penalty. In Nigeria and Somalia the death penalty is issued in some regions”
2. “Abrogate female rights and dignity”
Taliban – “Woman Bad, Men Good” & “woman starve if they have no companion” VS. Christian Right Wingers – “Woman Bad, Men Good” & “eliminate reproductive health care for woman”.
While the bible does say that a woman is not to preach in public and is to submit to her husband, non- Christians like to ignore that the same text says a husband has a higher calling of submission and is to love the wife the same as Jesus Christ loved His church – willing to live and die for her. The bible also says whether Jew or Gentile, Bond-Servant or free, male or female, we are all of the same worth.
Conversely the Koran says woman are 1. Deficient in intelligence and religion. 2. Hell will be full of mostly woman because they are the worst curse Allah has sent upon men. 3. Their testimony is worth half a mans. 4. They are entitled to half the family inheritance of a man. 5. Are to be beaten if not compliant to request for sex from husbands. 6. Must have four witnesses to allege rape, or the woman gets punished with stoning for bringing the charge. 7. Kill Woman guilty of lewdness by starvation. 8. Female Genital Mutilation is prescribed to insure the woman’s fidelity. 9. Raping of woman is allowed. 10. Women are possessions (What the right hand posesses). 11. Men may marry four woman, woman only get one husband. AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON HERE (http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Women_%28Primary_Sources%29)
Not wanting to pay for birth control for others is not quite the same as woman starving if they have no companion.
3. “Force beliefs on fellow citizens”& “Integrate religion and governance”
Taliban – “making copies: converts non-believers, Prayer in school: Religious beliefs = Public policy, Indoctrinate the young” VS. Christian Right Wingers- “making copies: converts non-believers, Prayer in school: Religious beliefs = Public policy”
I had a young lady make these claims at a forum I run.
1. Islam itself is a peaceful religion
2. The base of their religion isn’t that bad
3. Their treatment of women isn’t exactly following their own holy book
My response is as follows.
1. Islam itself is a peaceful religion
From The Koran
Quran (8:55)–Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve, then they would not believe.
Quran (98:6)–Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah”
Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” Jizya is a 50% tax on Jews and Christians that want to practice their religion in Muslim countries that have Sharia Law without being killed. All other religions and atheist do not get this option. For them it is convert, die, or flee.
Quran (2:191-193) – “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]…and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”
Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”
Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.”
Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”
Quran (48:29) – “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves”
Quran (61:4) – “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way”
Quran (9:73) – “O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.”
Quran (66:9) – “O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.” Hypocrites are Muslims that do not do all the above. And the Arabic word translated “strive: is also translated Jihad.
From the Hadith (=Saying of Mohammad, second most sacred text)
Sahih al-Muslim (20:4696) – “the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: ‘One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihid died the death of a hypocrite.’
Sunan An-Nasa’i 3099—It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet said: “Whoever dies without having fought or having thought of fighting, he dies on one of the branches of hypocrisy.”
Sunan Ibn Majah 2763—It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever meets Allah with no mark on him (as a result of fighting) in His cause, he will meet Him with a deficiency.”
Sahih al-Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah
Sahih al-Bukhari (8:387) – Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah
Sahih al-Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
Ibn Ishaq: 992 – “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 6924—Allah’s Messenger said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: La ilaha illallah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and whoever said La ilaha illahllah, Allah will save his property and his life from me.”
Sahih Muslim 30—It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah, and he who professed it was guaranteed the protection of his property and life on my behalf except for the right, and his affairs rest with Allah.
Sahih al-Bukhari 2785—Narrated Abu Hurairah: A man came to Allah’s Messenger and said, “Guide me to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward).” He replied, “I do not find such a deed.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 2787—Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Case into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 2796—Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “A single endeavor (of fighting) in Allah’s cause in the afternoon or in the forenoon is better than all the world and whatever is in it.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 2797—Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said, . . . “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is! I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then come back to life and then get martyred, and then come back to life again and then get martyred and then come back to life again and then get martyred.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 2810—Narrated Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them is in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “He who fights that Allah’s Word (i.e., Allah’s religion of Islamic Monotheism) be superior, is in Allah’s Cause.”
Sunan Ibn Majah 2794—It was narrated that Amr bin Abasah said: “I came to the Prophet and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which Jihad is best?’ He said: ‘(That of a man) whose blood is shed and his horse is wounded.’”
Sahih al-Muslim (20:4645) – “…He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”
Abu Dawud (14:2527) – The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious.
2. their treatment of women isn’t exactly following their own holy book
From the Quran
To those who still think that Islam is The Religion of Peace,, or that Islam means peace – I have a challenge. I bet you can’t look at “Islam In The News” for just two weeks and not get highly concerned!!!
There are really 4 things that should scare the hell out of you, but my challenge is about keeping up with Islam in the Non- Main-Stream Media News, FOR JUST TWO WEEKS. Those 4 things are…
1. THE ISLAMIC TEXT: The Koran, rightly understood with the help of the Sunnah of Mohammad (the Hadith [sayings of MO], Biographies of MO), the Tafsir (commentaries of Muslim Scholars) and Sharia law books such as “the Reliance of the Traveler”,,, should alone scare the hell out of you.
2. THE HISTORY OF ISLAM: It has literally been 1400 years of bloodshed and conquest in the name of Allah. I have a real good video series called “JIHAD: From Mecca to WW2″ on this site right here that will help you understand how the world got from zero Muslims to well over a billion. There is also another really good video series here on the history of Islam that might alarm you, it is simply called the Islamic Crusades, it is right here. These 2 video series alone will probably raise big concerns for you.
3. THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND ISLAM: Man oh man,,, if you got concerned over my first 2 suggestions, the modern day liberal media’s affinity with Islam and other totalitarian ideologies will really scare the hell out of you. If you study Liberalism and Islam you might come to the conclusion that the mainstream media might be more dangerous than Islam.
4. ISLAM IN THE NON-MAIN-STREAM MEDIA NEWS: Keeping up with Islam in the non-mainstream-media, might be the scariest way of all to learn about Islam. To see Islam in action almost takes your breath away.
MY CHALLENGE IS, to keep up with some counter-jihad sites that mostly comment on Islam In The News articles from around the world, or you can use “Google Alerts” to bring those articles to your email box without the commentaries from counter-jihadist. SEE THE VIDEO BELOW ON HOW TO DO THIS. There are however some sites I recommend keeping up with FOR TWO WEEKS (you can just read the titles and read which articles interest you – to read all the articles everyday would be a really big task). The sites I recommend are TheReligionOfPeace, JihadWatch, AtlasShrugs, BareNakedIslam and the Islam feed at FreeRepublic. All of these sites just comment on articles mined using Google alerts, for the most part. The stuff you will read will surely shock you!!!
SO WHY NOT TAKE MY CHALLENGE OR CHALLENGE SOMEONE ELSE to keep up with Islam In The Non-Main-Stream News,,, for just two weeks. I think allot of things would change if everyone heard of and took this challenge.
If you skip my first three suggestions and take my challenge, then I am sure you will be inclined to TAKE THE PLEDGE TO READ THE KORAN to learn what motivates Islam! And you will also be so concerned that you will need to know what to do about Islam by going to WhatYouCanDoAboutIslam.com.
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