posted on Oct, 31 2002 @ 02:58 PM
OK, I'm gonna draw an analogy here, so bear with me. For the sake of argument, I will concede that the teachings of the Koran are teachings of peace
and harmony with others. Follow me into the time machine back to a garden in Jerusalem 2000 years ago...
A Jewish man kneels praying, tears rolling down his face. He is obviously suffering greatly, when armed men with torches burst into the garden. They
demand that this man (named Jesus) come with them to be tried. One of Jesus' followers, a man by the name of Peter, draws his sword and cuts off the
ear of one of the men. Jesus rebukes Peter for his violence, and heals the slave's ear. He then follows the armed me to torture and death.
Sound familiar? Let's go into our little "alternate history" machine and see what could have happened.
Peter strikes off the slave's ear, but this is just a diversion. Jesus and the other apostles draw their swords and slaughter the men who came
to arrest them. They then flee into the mountains and gather followers. From there, they make war on all of Israel, and much of the Roman Empire,
conquering and forcibly converting millions of people to their ways.
Yes, you still have the beatitudes. You have "blessed are the peacemakers". But what do those words really mean anymore? People will say "yes, we
want to forgive, to have peace, but Jesus was a warrior!"
Sadly, this is what has happened with Islam. Muhammed was a warrior. He was a man of violence.
Let us assume that 90% of Muslims ignore this fact and live in peace. That still means that 10% of Muslims are waging Jihad against the West. That
still means that there are 100 million people in this world, following the banner of Islam, who are out to destroy us and our way of life.