Do you really know Islam? Do you know the true intended meaning of the word "Islam" in the Qur'an? And do you know what ancient Bible prophecy predicted the rise of violent Arab nations?
A lot of people, and even entire countries, are in a state of complete denial about the totalitarian nature of Islam and the violence associated with it. The fact is, Muslim migrants and immigrants generally do not assimilate very well, and most often end up demanding that the surrounding culture assimilate to them. This has been plainly shown in attitudes in Europe over the past decade. If you offer evidence of this fact, defenders of Islam will falsely claim that you "hate" Muslims. This is a fraudulent PC shaming technique used today to try to force ideologies of any form onto people that do not want them. First, I will show that Islam is totalitarian in practice; second, that Islam is totalitarian by definition and by default; and third, that the historic prophetic roots of Islam described in scripture outline a violent culture.
I. Islam is Totalitarian In Practice
Countries that have a majority Muslim population are documented as totalitarian in practice, with examples listed in this article. And this is not accidental. Both the religious and government leaders of these countries emphasize that their totalitarianism is based on adherence to the religion of Islam and the strict Sharia Law that is embraced by Islam. It is an incontrovertible fact that Islamic countries rank poorly, overall under 50%, when it comes to human rights abuses. And secular organizations, such as Human Rights Watch, document Muslim countries as the worst offenders: "International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) such as Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) consistently find human rights violations in Islamic countries."
Top Ten Countries with Largest Muslim Population
Percentage Muslim: Countries Compared
17 Countries Where Christians Are Persecuted
SAUDI ARABIA: This is defined as a 100% Muslim country, because no other religion is tolerated in any form or expression. Not only are public Christian assemblies forbidden, ones that pray in private meetings are arrested and treated inhumanely. Bibles are banned, music classes are banned, crosses and crucifixes are banned, and these symbols must be covered if they are on a visiting sports team uniform. The government enforces the death penalty for many reasons, including blasphemy.
NDONESIA: Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world, with about 88% being Muslims. Christians are threatened and their churches are bombed. Throughout many parts of the country, thousands of Christians have been force to undergo Muslim conversion rituals. Those who refuse to embrace Islam are often beheaded, and their heads are paraded through the village to strike fear into the hearts of other Christians. The government decrees that religious groups require permission from a significant number of community members before building a house of worship. This decree has been used as an excuse to shut down more than 500 Christian churches and other religious groups.
PAKISTAN: Islam is the state religion and the largest religion of Pakistan, up to 97% of Pakistan's population. The government executes people that question Islam. "On October 16, the Lahore High Court upheld the death penalty against Aasia Bibi, convicted of blasphemy for challenging the religious intolerance of a neighbor."
BANGLADESH: Muslims form 92. % of Bangladesh's roughly 150.0 million population. The totalitarian nature of Islam is evidenced by the fact that 87% of the women there are abused with 38% suffering serious injuries. Muslim clerics teach that beating women is part of Islam.
NIGERIA: Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is a Sunni Muslim from the northern part of the country. Reports show that Buhari has said, "I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria." Buhari is a favorite of Boko Haram, Muslims responsible for the deaths of 1,000 civilians.
EGYPT: An estimated 85% of the population of Egypt is Muslim. This is considered one of the most "open" Muslim countries because Christian churches are legally allowed to operate. That being said, the society is still very totalitarian. Egyptian government laws are basically based on Islamic Sharia Law. And according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey, Egypt ranked as the worst of 22 Arab states with regards to women’s rights.
MALAYSIA: Malaysia is 51% Muslim and hostile to any other religion. A proposed law would make converting anyone from Islam an offense punishable by three years in prison. Presently, "State-level Shari'a courts have authority to order individuals who request to convert from Islam or who profess belief in a "deviant" Islamic sect to enter religious rehabilitation centers." Malay who believe in Jesus Christ have suffered socially, legally, in terms of rights and jobs.
SUDAN: The Muslim population is 97% in Sudan. The government of Sudan is trying to force the conversion of millions of Christians to Islam. Sudan is one of the world's worst religious persecutors in the world, where the government tries to forcefully covert millions to Islam, to force modern-day slavery upon others: "Sudan is a source country for men, women, and children trafficked internally for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation."
The most basic tenets of Islam, including the name it is defined by, underscore a totalitarian aspect. This is why Christians that simply want to live their lives in peace in Islamic countries are not allowed to. They are generally not allowed to meet in accordance with Christian values without being persecuted. Whereas Muslims will come to other countries and demand that the culture bow to their principles.
II. Islam is Totalitarian by Definition
A. Definition of Islam
There is controversy about the meaning of the name, "Islam" - but the Koran straightens this question out. The word "peace" in Arabic is called "salaam" (root S-L-M), and the word "submit" in Arabic is called "islam" (root S-L-M), so both words come from the same roots. According to Wikiislam, though, and prominent scholars, "The root word of Islam is "al-silm" which means "submission" or "surrender." It is understood to mean "submission to Allah." In spite of whatever noble intention has caused many a Muslim to claim that Islam is derived primarily from peace, this is not true."
Allah says in the Qur'an (translated): [2:136] "Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed to us...and to Him we have surrendered."
Qur'an 3:19 states, "Islam is Submission to Allah The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will): Nor did the People of the Book dissent therefrom except through envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of Allah, Allah is swift in calling to account."
B. By Conclusion, Skeptics are Considered Enemies of Allah
1. Islam is derived from the Arabic root root S-L-M, with a specific Qur'an use showing meaning as total "submission" in obedience to Allah. Only in this sense can there be true peace, personal or otherwise.
2. For the true follower of Islam, there is no desire to assimilate into another culture, but to bend the surrounding culture to the will and obedience of Allah.
3. Anyone that does not agree that culture should be bent to the will of Allah, is an enemy of Allah.
4. An enemy of Allah is an enemy of the people of Islam.
5. Therefore, people that do not accept the totalitarian nature of Islam are considered enemies of Islam.
If you've noticed, Islamic countries are extremely harsh against anyone that "disrespects" their religion and their God. Saudi Arabia calls for the death penalty for blasphemy. Women that disrespect Allah by not wearing a face covering are often brutally stoned to death in strict Islamic countries. While disillusioned feminists in the US create Hijab Barbie Dolls, women in Islamic countries are for the most part living prisoners with little or no rights.
III. Prophecy of Violent Islam
If you want to understand the roots of the Arabic culture and the reasons why there is enmity between Arabs that practice Islam and the Christians and Jews that do not, it is helpful to study Genesis 16. An angel of God described and predicted how an entire people would come out of the birth of Ishmael, as noted in Genesis 16.10: “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.” (NIV). And notice what the prophecy specifically says about the nature of this people in Genesis 16;11-12:
"The angel of the Lord also said to her: “You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael,a for the Lord has heard of your misery. He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” (NIV)
Technically speaking, Muslims adhere to the teachings of Genesis, as prior to the teachings of Muhammad. And you will find that the name "Ishmael" is very common is Muslim countries. Muslim scholars do not deny this, but in fact embrace the tradition that Arab tribes are descendants of Ishmael: "Ishmael is recognized by Muslims as the ancestor of several prominent Arab tribes and being the forefather of Muhammad. Muslims also believe that Muhammad was the descendant of Ishmael that would establish a great nation, as promised by God in the Old Testament." This is emphasized in Genesis 17.20:
"And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation."
(View confirmed by Muslim scholar: Zeep, Ira G. (2000). A Muslim primer: beginner's guide to Islam, Volume 2. University of Arkansas Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-55728-595-9.)
The fact is, Biblical prophecy outlines that Arabic and Islamic people and nations would be violent, and this was fulfilled in the violence advocated by Muhammad, and is also evidenced today in countries with a high percentage of Muslims.
As opposed to the teachings of Muhammad and Islam, Jesus never advocated forcing people to convert to Christianity, or forcing people to follow Christian principles upon pain of death. The teachings of Christ promote freedom of choice and peace. Because Western Civilization is based more so on the teachings of Christ and freedom, it is relatively easy for Muslims to come and to gain a foothold in western countries and then to turn around and demand that their own principles be adhered to. However, those oppressed in Islamic countries that recognize what is going on are quick to understand and warn about this. For example, oppressed people in Sudan widely celebrated the victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton: "Wednesday morning I heard from Sudanese and South Sudanese friends. Some were U.S. citizens that voted for Trump because they believed Hillary Clinton would have followed the Obama Administration’s tolerance towards Sudan’s genocidal Caliphate-building Islamist regime."
If you are an advocate for Islam, that is your choice. But please do not falsely claim that Christians "hate" Muslims because we wish to simply point out facts of the religion. Some offer that Islam is more like a cult, however, a cult is less insidious because cults do not run multiple governments and nations on a widespread level. With Islam, though, Muslims run both religious and governmental organizations using a totalitarian ideology that tells its followers that the boundaries must increasingly be stretched and widened by force.
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