Some more proof
"In resorting to force, Muslims do not have a problem finding passages in the Qur’an and Hadith that will not only condone violence, but also demand it.
Jihad (Holy War)
Jihad is one of many sacred duties Muslims perform. The word "Jihad" is an Arabic word, which means, "struggle". Jihad can mean striving to be a better Muslim, but it can also mean fighting in the name of Allah. In this sense Jihad is the struggle for the cause of spreading Islam, using all means available to Muslims, including force. This kind of Jihad is often referred to as "Holy War".
In the Qur’an, Allah orders Muslims to terrorize non-Muslims in His behalf:
"Strike terror (into the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies." Surah 8:60
"Fight (kill) them (non Muslims) and Allah will punish (torment) them by your hands, cover them with shame." Surah
"I will instil terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them. It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah." Surah -17
"O ye who believe! Fight the unbelievers...let them find firmness (harshness) in you and know that Allah is with those who fear Him." Surah 9:123
In the ahadith (Mohammed's sayings), Mohammed also urges Muslims to practice Jihad.
Mohammed once was asked: what is the best deed for the Muslim next to believing in Allah and His Apostle? His answer was: "To participate in Jihad in Allah's cause." Al-Bukhari vol 1:25
Mohammed was also quoted as saying: "I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah." Al-Bukhari vol 4:196
It is worth noting here that the words "fight" and "kill" have appeared in the Qur’an more frequently than the word "pray."
Islam teaches that people are divided into two different camps; Dar al Harb (The abode of war), and Dar al Islam (The abode of Islam). Those who belong to Dar al Islam are the Muslims who are in a constant state of war with Dar al Harb who are the non-Muslims, until such time the non-Muslims convert to Islam. In other words, Muslims can never peacefully co-exist with non-muslims.
Mohammed and Jihad: an example
The change in Mohammed's personality becomes apparent by comparing the Meccan and the Medinan surahs. The following are some examples:
In surah 73:10 God tells Mohammed to be patient with his opponents "Be patient with what they say, and part from them courteously." While in surah 2:191 God orders him to kill his opponents "Kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from wherever they drove you out..."
In surah 2:256 God tells Mohammed not to impose Islam by force "There is no compulsion in religion." While in verse 193 God tells him to kill whoever rejects Islam "Fight (kill) them until there is no persecution and the religion is God's."
In surah 29:46 God tells Mohammed to speak nicely to people of the Book (Christians and Jews) "Argue with people of the Book, other then evil doers, only by means of what are better! and say, we believe in what has been sent down to us and sent down to you. Our God is the same as your God, and we are surrendered to him." While in surah 9:29 God tells him to fight the people of the Book, "Fight those who do not believe in God and the last day...and fight People of the Book, who do not accept the religion of truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior."
To justify this sudden change in the Qur’an's mood from peaceful to militant, conciliatory to confrontational, Mohammed claimed that it was God who told him so. It was God who abrogated the peaceful verses and replaced them by harsh ones. However the truth of the matter, is that Mohammed became strong enough to move from the stage of weakness to the stage of Jihad. Today, in the West, we are witnessing the Islamic stage of weakness, but lets not be fooled, the stage of Jihad is coming sooner or later.
Regarding Christians and Jews, it seems that Mohammed hated the Jews more. During his life time, Mohammed devoted much of his efforts to get rid of the Jews: "You (Jews) should know that the earth belongs to Allah and his apostle, and I want to expel you from this land (the
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Why do Muslim extremists act this way?
Dear friendsThese are historical facts that happened 14 centuries ago, they represent a dangerous tendency for violence in the Muslim fundamentalist mentality. More serious is that Muslim fundamentalists are trying to repeat these acts of violence in this 21st century. Guard our freedom and democracy. Let Jesus' message of tolerance and non-violence rules our land "Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword". Matthew 26:52
In doing so they are terrorizing individuals and governments as well. Islamic violent protests occur around the world whenever Islam is being criticized. As a result, governments around the globe have started to enact laws under the pretext of “hate crimes.” These laws prosecute anyone who criticizes Islam or Muslims. The laws have, in fact, very little to do with hate crimes. They are designed only to appease Muslims, and quell their wrath, for the sake of peace and tranquility in society. Nothing is mentioned about the criticism Christianity receives from Muslim religious leaders in the media of the Islamic world and of the West as well. But Christians are tolerant of criticism against their religion; no riots, nobody gets killed, and no buildings get burned. No wonder, nobody cares about hate crimes against Christians.Once again we are being held hostage. One of the weapons that are being used to keep us as hostages is terror, and more terror.