Which of the two corners, red or blue, jihadist or moderate, has the best argument supporting their position? I don’t think there is much doubt as to the answer to this question.
The Red Corner
The jihadists can point to the example of the Prophet and say “we are just following his example.” They are following the doctrine of the Qur’an and the examples from the life of Muhammad as found in the Sunnah. The Sunnah supposedly contain everything Muhammad did and said. Here are examples of what jihadist say:
We must kill apostates who refused to return to Islam. Muhammad did this.
We must deceive and lie in battle to get our way. Muhammad did this.
We must take slaves to put fear in the hearts of unbelievers. Muhammad did this.
We must behead those who won’t repent. Muhammad did this.
You can see that they have a very compelling argument to support their cause. Muhammad claimed that he was the final messenger of God to all of humanity. He claimed that Jesus was not the Son of God, and that He was a Muslim.
The reason that Hamas, Hezbollah, and other jihadist groups hate Israel and want to destroy her and take over her land is what Muhammad said the Islamic Jesus is going to do when he returns.
Bukhari 343:65 – The hour will not be established until the son of Miriam descends amongst you as a just ruler (talking about Isa, the Muslim Jesus) he will break the cross and kill the pigs.
The cross represents the Christians and the pigs represent the Jews. This tells us that all Christians and Jews will be killed. If the jihadist groups like ISIS are killing Jews now they are just getting a head start.
The Blue Corner
How do the moderates defend against the argument of the jihadists that says we are just taking Islam back to its roots?
The reformers say that is an ancient misrepresentation of jihad. They say that jihad is a literal fighting only when they are attacked by others. They tell us that the real message of Islam is peace, and the the word “Islam” means peace. They go to the Qur’an to try to support their argument. They quote Surah 5:32 as “If anyone kills another person it is as if he has killed all of the world.”
They say that this proves that Islam respects life.
Our goal at Fortress of Faith is to present all of the facts. The verse above is not quoted in context by the moderates. Lets look at the verse in context. This verse is not for Muslims, it is for someone else. It is just a portion of a verse given to the Jews.
We ordain for the children of Israel that if anyone slay a person unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the clan it would be as if he slew the whole people.
The next verse is for the Muslim.
The punishment for those who wage war against Allah and his messenger and strive with might and main and mischief through the land is execution, or crucification, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides.
We must remember that Muhammad has declared war against all non-Muslims. This verse justifies all that the jihadists are doing to non-believers. By the way, non-believers include moderate Muslims.
The reformers take verses out of context. They are the ones who are guilty of perverting Islam. The passage just quoted abrogates earlier verses that teach otherwise.
Which Corner Is The Real Islam?
I think it should be obvious to all who want to understand the the red corner, the jihadists, are the real Islam. The jihadists want to set up a caliphate which rules the world.
The moderate, the reformers, cannot win the fight unless they get rid of the Prophet, Muhammad. If they do this, there is no Islam.
The reformers tell us that Islam means peace, when it truly means submission. The only way there will ever be a chance of peace under Islam is when all of the unbelievers are eliminated from this world. Even if that were to happen there would be little chance of peace because Muslims cannot even get along with Muslims. Just look at the conflict between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims.
The verdict is in. The red corner is the true face of Islam.
Let me end with a word of warning. There are those from the red corner that masquerade as being moderates. Behind closed doors they are doing the work of sedition trying to destroy our country. Groups like CAIR, ISNA, and others fall into this group. We have documented the true color of these groups here at Fortress of Faith.
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