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Is ISIS The Real Face Of Islam? – Part 1

Benghazi2So far ISIS has beheaded three westerners, two journalists from America and one aid worker from the UK. There is one more captive that they are promising to behead.

President Obama has announced how he is going to deal with ISIS. He has said the he is going to build a coalition. He says there are more than forty who have joined the coalition but so far no one has committed to do anything substantial. Most have just committed moral support and are leaving the bulk of the task up to the US. This is not a real coalition. We will be talking about the problems Obama is having with the Arab nations.

I want to start by looking at the statements Obama and his administration have given as they try to educate us on what Islam is and what it isn’t. As those of you who follow our ministry know, Shahram, my co-host on our Saturday broadcast, is a former Muslim, he grew up in Iran and he still has family that are Muslims ,and is now a Christian pastor. He is well qualified to speak on what Islam is and is not.

President Obama said that ISIS is not Islamic. This is one of the greatest problems we have in fighting against the Islamic terrorists in general, and ISIS in particular. We don’t have a good definition of what Islam is.

John Kerry spoke at a Ceremony in Honor of Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik Zafar, Shaarik Zafar has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. It is not a new thing for this administration to put those tied to the Muslim Brotherhood in high level positions.

Here are three quotes form that speech:

The face of Islam is not the nihilists who know only how to destroy, not to build.

“The real face of Islam is a peaceful religion based on the dignity of all human beings.

I want to take advantage of this podium and of this moment to underscore as powerfully as I know how that the face of Islam is not the butchers who killed Steven Sotloff.

The President said in his address to the nation on September 10:

Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state.

I would contest the fact that most of ISIS’s victims have been Muslims but that is for another time.

He also said that this act is not representative of Islam. This administration is trying to convince us that ISIS is not the real face of Islam.

Are the statements of the President of the United States and the Secretary of State true? The answer is no, they are not. We must ask why they are making these completely false statements.

Shahram and I have studied Islam, both its history and what it is, and we can tell you that these statements are pure propaganda. Many may say that they are just ignorant. Now long have we been dealing with the issue of Islamic terror? Don’t you think it is time they learned who our enemy is? There is no excuse for ignorance.

This is the same President who declared the war on terrorism over. This is the same President who said that ISIS is a JV team. Just two weeks ago Obama said that ISIS can be reduced to a “manageable problem.” Du to political pressure he has changed these statements and says that we are at war with ISIS.

In this article we will show from the Qur’an and the life of the Prophet, Muhammad, that what ISIS is doing is indeed the true face of Islam fully manifested. If they have their way, this is what we can expect to see from Islam around the world.

We are being fed the lie that theses are the radical extremists of Islam. We are told that they have taken some obscure passages in the Qur’an out of context and using them to justify the evil acts we see them doing. They are trying to tell us this is not a product of true Islam.

It is time for us to wake up to the real Islam. Until we admit that the real enemy we are facing is Islam we have no chance of winning. ISIS is trying to pick a fight with us by beheading our citizens.

Historically we have met the evil of Islam with force. We have hurt them enough so that they cannot do what they do. In other words, we beat them into submission. When we take our eyes off of them, they strengthen themselves and a group, like al-Qaeda or ISIS, will rise up and rekindle the fight.

We need some strong leaders who will speak the truth. We need leaders who have the courage to say that the ideology of Islam is our true enemy. As I have often said, it is not the Muslims themselves, it is the ideology of Islam that is the cause of the problem. Muslims are blindly following the ideology of Islam. Most Muslims don’t even know the real teachings of their religion.

The real force behind Islamic terrorism is not any of the leaders of the Islamic groups or nations, it is the ideology of Islam. I can’t say it enough, until we admit that Islam is the problem we cannot win the war on terrorism.

We can show through history that this is Islam. They were doing this 100 years ago, 500 years ago, and 1,400 years ago when Muhammad was leading Islam. We can trace this throughout the history of Islam. What we see today is nothing new.

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