Evil & Islam: An Essay on the Perils of Both Moderation and Radicalization Part

by Justin Tucci
         People who have little to no education about Islam and how its ideology promotes supremacy through terror and violence are quick to defend what they don’t understand out of emotion rather than reason.
        Many people believe that Muslims are always victims of either western imperialism or oppressive political regimes which facilitates the climate for groups like ISIS to emerge. This is true in many cases but it does not justify violence and there is another factor at play when analyzing these acts committed by Muslims that is never addressed: Islam itself
        In this essay I will prove that Islam is the most dangerous ideology in the world today. I say this largely because it is the world’s fastest growing/spreading religion. People who defend Islam and label groups such as ISIS, Hamas and Al Qaeda as “radicalized” are ignorant to the teachings of the Quran and what it deems permissible to enforce Islam across the world. This piece will serve as a tool to those interested in educating themselves about a very polarizing issue.
        Remember this is only my opinion mixed in with several facts and statistics. Think for you yourself and come to your own conclusions through independent study and research. Let’s begin.
First let’s look at some very basic teachings of the Quran that countless Muslims and nations are under the law of. This will give an insight into the mindset that many Muslims are raised into which paints a perspective of Islamic culture. Mohammed, Islam’s prophet, wrote in the Quran that Muslims should:
-Beat their wives to keep them submissive
-Cut off the hands of thieves
-Execute gays
– Stone women accused of adultery to death
– Marry prepubescent girls (Which Mohammed did; a six year old)
-Marry your first cousin to preserve and strengthen your family
-Behead those who leave Islam or criticize it
– Fight those who do not believe in Allah
– Strike terror into the hearts of unbelievers and slaughter infidels
All of these principals are observed even today in many countries with Muslim majorities. But don’t worry, the moderates behead gently.
Now it would be silly of me to say that every Muslim is a potential terrorist because of the teachings of the Quran. Each person has their own unique sense of morality of what is right and wrong Muslim or not. But to overlook a passage such as “Killing unbelievers is a small matter to us” – Tabari 9:69 would be a gross mistake in trying to analyze why so much violence is committed by Muslims.
It is also important to note that contrary to popular belief there are no 72 virgins waiting for those who commit suicide bombings. Suicide is actually condemned for those who kill themselves to end personal suffering and those who do so are forbidden to enter paradise. However and MOST IMPORTANTLY The Quran teaches that the highest honor a Muslim can receive is to DIE FOR ALLAH AND FOR THE CAUSE OF SPREADING ISLAM.
The problem with Islam is not bad people the issue is bad ideology. The Quran is the eternal unchanging word of Allah that many Muslims take too literally and use to justify violence in order to try and Islamify the whole world. This was Mohammed’s goal before his death.
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to wage war against non-believers. Here are some:
-Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
-Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”
– Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah. If they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
This verse tells Muslims to refuse to befriend infidels. This is a reason why many Muslims do not assimilate into Western/European cultures and societies. It also drives a hatred of non believers.
– Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him we shall bestow a vast reward.”
-Quran (9:14) – “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.”
These verses says Muslims have Allah’s grace in fighting in his name and that those who do so will receive a great reward if they die for the cause of Islam.
-Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah”
As I mentioned Mohammed’s final goal was for the entire world to be under Islam. Many Muslims interpret this passage as their duty to accomplish this through means of violence and conquering.
It would be very irresponsible to pretend that Islam is in fact a religion of peace and that the Quran is no worse than the Bible. In trying to prevent more loss of innocent life we must accept as a society the dangers of not only “radicalized” terror groups but the reality that is the poisonous doctrine of Islam. This religion is practiced by close to 2 billion people! There are 7.3 billion people in the world. Muslims are almost 25% of the entire population! By 2050 there are estimates saying 33% of the population will be Islamic.
It’s time to act before it’s too late. Political correctness will destroy us. “The future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” – Barack Hussein Obama 2015

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