As one influenced by islam in my childhood, I have seen much good from muslims. In camping outings and regular gatherings of great neighbors and friends, I have been blessed with the joys of their presence and laughter in my life. However the muslims I have known are cultural muslims who like to dance, pull out a bottle of wine, and who would never enter a mosque because something inside of them has an abhorrence to the darkness they have seen in faithful muslim mullahs and imams. The only time they might go into a mosque will be for a funeral out of respect for their family or friends or because of a strong cultic implantation of a teaching in their hearts from early childhood that tells them, without islam they would end up being terrorized and tortured by God for all .
The Ultimate Goal of Islam is to Bring All People Into Submission at any cost
In The Qur’an in Sura الأنفال / The Spoils of War, aya 39, we read:
وَقَاتِلُوهُمْ حَتَّىٰ لَا تَكُونَ فِتْنَةٌ وَيَكُونَ الدِّينُ كُلُّهُ لِلَّهِ ۚ فَإِنِ انتَهَوْا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ بِمَا يَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ
Which means “Fight on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and (Mohammad’s version of) “faith in Allah” altogether and everywhere until all of religion come to bow to (Mohammad’s version of God)/ Allah
This is also confirmed by another Surah in the Qur’an called الصف , aya 9 which says
هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ
Translated: “It is God of mohammad who sent Mohammad (his apostle) with guidance and the only religion of Truth (islam) so he may proclaim it above all other religions, and even if the non-muslims may detest this call fo God on Mohammd and his followers in islam”
In one of the most trusted muslim writings, Sahih Muslim, we read about this passage:
“Mohammad said: I have been commanded to fight against all people until they bow down to my version of Godhead and forcefully submit to me as the prophet of God/Allah and accept islam and sharia law over all their lands.”
The reality of this teaching is found in muslim celebration of the conquering of nonmuslim lands from early islamic history books like the one written in the 800s AD called “Book of conquests of the lands” – ahmad bin yahya al-baladhuri kitab futuh al-buldan. In the lifetime of Mohammad and his faithful apostles, many nations were conquered by the most horrendous tortures and the people were given the choice to either become muslim or die or sometimes allowed to live as long as they paid exhorbitant taxes to pay for muslims to conquer more nations for islam.
Islam has always defined the world into 2 parts: ‘Dhar-ul Islam’ and ‘Dhar-ul Harb’; translated as ‘territory of Islam’ vs. ‘territory of war’. The terrority of war now includes The United States, Western and nonmuslim parts of Eastern Europe, Russia, Far East nations like China, South and Central America, Canada, Israel, etc. Historically war was always necessary to force islam on a land, but in the guidance of “peace” as defined by islam, if the people willingly bow down to sharia law as their governing law, then there is no need to fight. However, islamic teaching also requires all who will not submit to islam to try to be persuaded through whatever means necessary including death and fear of death until all countries which are not as yet under the Shariah are conquered for mohammad.
When a terrorist dies to fulfill this call of islam, he is simply following the example of Mohammad and the faithful muslims of the early islamic period. When someone calls a terrorist “a hijacker of islam”, he is actually attacking Mohammad’s call to muslims and offending Mohammad’s name.
If you don’t care about offending mohammad and all faithful muslims, then no problem to play games with how one defines a muslim terrorist, but to say we are politically correct by labeling the faithful muslim as “extremist” or “hijacker of religionofpeace” so we don’t offend muslims, is wrong! Dishonoring mohammad’s name by trying to redefine islamic call for terrorism on all nonmuslims continues to embolden the dedicated muslims, while making it harder for cultural muslims to live peacefully without islamic rule.
Many muslims left islamic lands for the west, cause they just want to work hard, raise their families in prosperous and free lands and not live in fear of sharia law like they used to be, back home. They love our freedoms and do not want the faithful muslims to take over our lands. They don’t support the victory mosque on Ground Zero, nor all the muslim bases being set up in various parts of United States. They are only called muslims because a parent told them to not change their label of a religion, or because of an irrational fear, or a strange cultural identity which forgets their nations were once not under islam. They do not practice islam in its historically true mode nor do they want to give up their freedoms found in lands who have a heritage of Christian or humanist inspired rules of law.
If we truly want to fight terrorism, we must remove our cultural blinders and accept reality of islamic motivation behind terrorism and deal with the root problem and not try to sweep it under a rug and hope it will go away. Our necessary military defense must also include educating our own and muslims abroad on alternative worldviews, rather than burn Bibles on muslim lands out of fear of what a muslim might do. If all we are going to do is react tactically and kill a few terrorists, while inflaming their children to grow more fanatical about islam, our children will have to face an onslaught of nuclear and biologically empowered muslims at their doorsteps.