I noticed an editorial in the Indy Star by Muzaffar Ahmad of Fishers, a Muslim. Ahmad felt it necessary to defend Islam following the recent violent riots in the Middle East that has claimed American lives. An amateur movie clip posted on YouTube has insulted and/or blasphemed Islam and Muhammad, and thus enraged the “peaceful” Muslim masses. Despite the visual evidence of violence and rage, Ahmad claims Islam is a religion of peace like so many ignorant politicians spout in the media. Mr. Ahmad also attempted to bolster his ridiculous assertion by stating Islam “does not prescribe any punishment for blasphemy.” Either Ahmad is a dumb Muslim that does not read the Qur’an or Hadith, or he is doing what Muhammad encouraged all Muslims to do….LIE. Lying is perfectly acceptable in the Muslim faith as long as the cause of Allah is advanced. (Hadith Vol.5, Book 59, #369) It appears Muslims and our progressive liberals have similar tactics in spreading their religions.
Islam DOES prescribe punishment for blasphemy, and is exemplified by the many nations ruled by Sharia Law, which includes Pakistan, that have codified this punishment. "Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful," (Quran 9:5). This sounds like a prescription of death for those who oppose Islam, not a religion of “peace.”
Muzaffar Ahmad also stated, “Islam protects freedom of speech, and the Prophet Muhammad’s example proves this, as he never punished those who blasphemed against him or Islam.” This statement is so outlandish that I thought Ahmad was reciting a joke. If Ahmad truly believes what he writes, then I encourage him to test his assertion. Travel to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Syria, Egypt (name any Muslim nation) and stand in the public square while you verbally deny Allah as the true god and proclaim your acceptance of Christ. Any guesses as to what would happen to him? Would a peaceful crowd of Muslims approach and reason with him as to his incorrect decision? Would Muslims ask Ahmad if they could pray for him? I will pay for Ahmad’s plane ticket and I’ll have my Christian church pray for his safety while the Muslims prey on him. Muslims in the Middle East are merely doing what Muhammad instructed them to do.
The Bible tells us that we can discern true ministers of the Gospel versus false teachers by the fruit produced in their lives (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, faithfulness, and goodness). Matthew 7:16, Galatians 5:22. The only thing produced by Muslim nations that resembles fruit is the severed heads of those who blaspheme and deny Muhammad and Allah. I suppose Muslims do produce plenty of melons. The fruit produced by Islam is exactly what Muhammad desired, and if you don’t believe me, read what is written in the Qur’an and Hadith; literal death to unbelievers and idolaters.
Americans might wonder “why is Islam more peaceful as practiced in the United States as opposed to foreign nations?” Our nation’s laws are based on Christian principles, and true Muslims would never be permitted to practice their religion of death and destruction; unless the 9th Federal Circuit Court and various liberals have their way. Most Muslims are peaceful simply because they are bad Muslims and don’t live-out their religion the way Muhammad prescribed. Certainly the same could be said of most Christians, who don’t live their lives in a manner pleasing to Christ; the obvious difference being Christians are expected to produce the “fruit of The Spirit” and not the melons of infidels.
Finally, I can prove Islam encourages violence, death and destruction. There is only one guaranteed way to be saved and go to heaven for a Muslim, and that’s to die for Allah in a Jihad. Muslims believe at the end of their life Allah weighs the “good deeds” versus the “bad deeds.” If the “good” outweighs the “bad” Allah MAY let you into heaven; not “WILL”, but “MAY”! It is not possible for any Muslim to know where his balance of “deeds” stands with Allah; just ask one and see what he or she says. They will tell you, “It’s all in Allah’s hands.” Therefore, if a Muslim cannot be certain of his salvation in regards to his good works, he or she must resort to a guaranteed prescription for heaven, JIHAD for Allah.
“If I don’t Jihad (wage war) for Allah I might not go to heaven, but if I “smite the necks” of those who oppose Allah I am saved!” How PEACEFUL!
"Let those fight in the cause of Allah Who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah,- whether he is slain or gets victory - Soon shall We give him a reward of great (value)." (4:74, Yusifali).
"Allah's Apostle said, "Allah guarantees (to the person who carries out Jihad in His Cause and nothing compelled him to go out but Jihad in His Cause and the belief in His Word) that He will either admit him into Paradise (Martyrdom) or return him with reward or booty he has earned to his residence from where he went out," (Hadith Vol. 9, Book 93, # 555).
Then, he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) heavy, 7Will be in a life of good pleasure and satisfaction. 8 But he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) light,- 9Will have his home in a (bottomless) Pit. (Surah 101:6-9)