By Robert Spencer
Islam professional Robert Spencer finds Islam's ongoing, unshakable quest for international conquest and why the West this day faces a similar danger because the Crusaders did—and what we will examine from their adventure.
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They live by the bow, the sword, and debauchery, finding pleasure in taking slaves, devoting themselves to murder, pillage, spoil . . ”18 PC Myth: Islam is a religion of peace that has been hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists This, of course, is the mother of all PC myths about Islam. Yet its persistence and resilience in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary, both from Islamic theology and today’s newspapers, is not simply due to naïve multiculturalism and cynical duplicity.
Qur’an 2:106). According to this 24 The Qur’an: Book of War idea, the violent verses of the ninth sura, including the Verse of the Sword (9:5), abrogate the peaceful verses, because they were revealed later in Muhammad’s prophetic career: In fact, most Muslim authorities agree that the ninth sura was the very last section of the Qur’an to be revealed. ”4 Another mainstream and respected Qur’an commentator, Isma’il bin ‘Amr bin Kathir al Dimashqi (1301–1372), known popularly as Ibn Kathir, declares that sura 9:5 “abrogated every agreement of peace between the Prophet and any Alexis de Tocqueville on Islam: I P G idolater, every treaty, and every term.
21 The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) PC Myth: The Qur’an teaches believers to take up arms only in self-defense At this point, Islamic apologists might grant that the Qur’an doesn’t leave relations between believers and unbelievers at the live-and-let-live stage. They may admit that it counsels believers to defend themselves, and will argue that it is somewhat akin to the Catholic Church’s just-war theory. There is support for this view in the Qur’an: “Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) by Robert Spencer