Today I want to talk about the imperialism of Islam, but before I do, I want to remind you of the upcoming online seminar on th 29th of June. It will start at 7pm Pacific time and we will be talking about the dangers of Motion M103 that is going through the process of becoming law. If Canada is going to maintain its freedom of speech and religion, there must be strong opposition to this.
Here are some of the guest we will have on the seminar:
- Dr. Bill Warner, the founder of the Center for the Study of Political Islam.
- Dr. Tony Costa, Professor of Word Religions at the University of Toronto and Toronto Baptist Seminary. He will be defining the term Islamophobia. We will be looking at the agenda of those who use the term to silence all criticism of Islam.
- Pastor Shahram Hadian, who was a Muslim refugee from Iran, and is now a Christian pastor. He will be talking about why Muslims cannot tolerate any criticism, and why they must get laws passed to stop honest criticism of Islam.
- An official from Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms.
- We are still trying to get a government official to talk about the “hate crime” data to show that it doesn’t support the need for laws to protect Islam.
You can register for this seminar by clicking on the graphic in the upper right hand corner of this page. Register early because there are a limited number of spots available. You will be sent a link to join the seminar after you register.
The Imperialism of Islam
The Bible tells us to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3). The Greek word translated contend means to agonize for the truth that has been delivered to us. When there are false religion attacking our faith, we have a mandate to contend for the truth of God’s Word.
We need to understand why Islam is what it is, and to understand this, we need to look at its history. Islam’s history is a history of imperialistic military campaigns. Muhammad was building more than a religion, he was building an empire.
A broad definition of imperialism is the dominating of political, legal, and economic affairs of its country, and those of other countries. The Islamic term for this is “hijra,” which is the taking of the system of Islam into non-Muslim areas and subjecting them to the laws of Islam.
When you think about it, Muhammad was the first Muslim refugee. He was kicked out of Mecca, and became a refugee in Medina. He was preaching monotheism in a polytheistic culture. The Jewish tribes in Medina had pity on these refugees, and took them in. It didn’t work too well for them because 10 years later there were no Jews left in Medina or the surrounding area. They were either tun off or killed.
The lesson for us to learn is that, when a people received Muslim refugees, they always end up on the bad end of the situation. It is not because Muslims are evil people, it is because the ideology they follow is a danger to non-Muslim societies.
In January of the year 630, Muhammad built an army and returned to Mecca. Two years later he died. If this was today, those of Mecca would have called them polytheistic bigots, hate mongers, Islamophobs, etc.
Islam and Muhammad controlled all of Arabia because of the 66 military campaigns he led before his death. Every non-Muslim was killed or banished, and every Arabian was forcibly brought into subjection to Islam.
Following Muhammad’s death, his successors, the caliphs, followed his example. The caliph is the emperor. He is the sole ruler under Islam. He is above any law, and makes the law. This totalitarian type of government was established by Muhammad. It is Sharia, or Islamic law.
After the death of Muhammad, the first caliph had to take steps to keep the followers of Islam from leaving. This is called the period of the Ridda, or apostasy, wars. This is when the laws were made that established the death penalty for those who leave Islam. Arabs joined Islam because they would be killed if they did not. Abu Bakr, the first caliph, made it the law that to leave also resulted in death. He didn’t advance the holdings of Islam because he as too busy trying to keep what they already had. During these wars, more than 40,000 Arabs were slaughtered for leaving Islam.
After Bakr, next caliph was Umar, who was followed by Uthman. During these two caliphates, they began to move north to places like Syria, which was at the time a Christian nation. There was the battle of Yarrah on August 20, 636. The Muslim army was 70,000 strong, and was invading the Byzantine Empire. This was the beginning of what would become the Crusades. At this time, what was Israel before its destruction in 70ad, and Syria had become Christian lands.
Jerusalem was taken in 637 and the Pact of Umar was given to the Christians of Syria. It said Christians and Jews could not bear arms, but Muslims could, Christians and Jews could not ride horses, but Muslims could, Christians and Jews had to get permission to build, but Muslims could do whatever they wanted, Christians and Jews had to pay certain taxes that Muslims did not have to pay, Christians were not allowed to proselyte but Muslims could, Christians and Jews had to bow to their Muslim masters when they paid their taxes, and Christians and Jews had to live under Islamic law, not their own religious or secular laws.
This was the beginning of the trend that has been played out again, and again, and again, for these last 1,400 years. These are the bothersome facts of Islamic history that Islam needs to be protected from. When we expose the truth, they call us all kind of names.
Tomorrow we will continue on this subject, We will see that nothing has changed in our modern day. We need to stand up against this evil ideology.
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