Here is a post I made at my new self hosted, and much improved blog.
Here is a great video to watch and learn about the History of Islam. This is the first episode of the Jesus or Muhammad Show 2010 fall marathon. Host Samar Gorial and apologist/guest David Wood, Pastor Vance, Tom Trento (From The Florida Security Council) talk about THE SPREAD OF ISLAM and the nature of the beast we face. The show was live with Muslim and non-Muslim callers. I called in about halfway through the show with a few comments, and my favorite Islamophobe quote, but wished I would have asked a couple of probing questions instead. This topic has been covered over and over again at ABN and this show is educational and intriguing, as usual. To learn more about ABN, see our ABNsat.com PAGE HERE
You can see the FULL VIDEO HERE. Here is the opening show in 11 YouTubes
SORRY EVERYONE, they did not upload the 12th video so this last one leaves you hanging.
How did the world get from just Mohammad to well over 1 billion Muslims in the world? This is the question every Westerner should have to answer. These videos and additional references will help you do that.
While I feel this is the best video representation of the history of Islam I have seen yet, there are a few things that need correcting and highlighting, I will try to do that as we go along. I believe that if you watch these videos and this other very important video series, you will have a good grasp on the history of Islam. And if you absorb all the info in the links provided, you will be able to give a great 10 minutes summary of how this world got to where it is.
Here are two articles to put the broad context of Jihad into perspective.
Mahomet established a religion by putting his enemies to death; Jesus Christ by commanding his followers to lay down their lives. Blaise Pascal
THIS QUOTE on a shirt PROVOCATIVE ISLAM APPAREL: Christianity & Islam – The Difference (Pascal quote) T-Shirt
This first video claims that Mohammad was “confused” when he first started receiving his revelations. the fact is the he thought he was demon possessed.
This next video shows that Islam’s neighboring civilizations where the Byzantine and the Persian empires. It should be noted that one reason the Muslims where successful in totally defeating the Persians and eventually successful in defeating the Byzantines (the eastern leg of the Roman Empire) was that the Byzantine and the Persian empires where in a weakened state from fighting each other when Islam exploded onto the scene.
The story of the Persian empire, in my opinion, is one of the strongest evidences that Islam is not a religion of peace and is bent on making all religion the religion of Allah. Persia is modern day Iran and how it became Muslim is very important because it shows the almost total annihilation of the religion Zoroastrianism at the hands of Islam. Zoroastrianism was the official religion of 3 successive Persian Empires and was one of the worlds largest religions when Islam was born but there are now less than 200,000 Zoroastrians in the world and less than 0.1 % of the Iranian population is Zoroastrian. In effect, the subjugation of Zoroastrianism by Islam has almost resulted in its extinction. Today Iranians barely remember that they where once Persian and Zoroastrian. AND THIS IS THE RELIGION OF NO RELIGIOUS COMPULSION?
For more info about Zoroastrianism and Islam see the first video in this other very important video series, this Wikipedia page called the Persecution of Zoroastrians and The History of Jihad Against Persia.
To fill in an important gap in this video, before Muhammad invaded Mecca he had been raiding Meccan Merchant Caravans. There was some important battles that happened before Muhammad invaded mecca. This video also mentions the apostasy, it should be noted that at this time Caliph Abu Bahker standardized his version of the Koran and burned all the opposing text, so do Muslims really have the words of Muhammad?
This video may also prompt you to learn more about Jizya and Dhimmitude because it falsely claims that the treatment of Non-Muslims by Muslims was “oppressive by modern standards but tolerant by medieval standards”. BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE. Non-Muslims where not allowed to even maintain there places of worship, to openly practice their religion, or teach it to their children. Overall the system of subjugation almost ensures the subjugated religions will nearly vanish as did the Zoroastrians. No other religion has a systematized program of subjugation written into a legal code, instead all other religions have at least some form of the golden rule and are truly pluralistic.
See our Dhimmitude catagory for more information.
THIS VIDEO SHOWS IT REALLY IS THEM AGAINST US (Everyone else).
The War between Christianity and Islam. There is just so much that could be said about this that is not said in the video that I suggest you read some of the articles and view some of the videos from the Christianity peace/conquest category about the Crusades and learn the real reason and purpose of the crusades. If I’ve learned anything studying Islam it is that PEOPLE NEED TO STOP APOLOGIZING FOR THE CRUSADES. The whole ordeal infuriates me so I will just say “LEARN ABOUT ISLAM or learn to say “Allāhu Akbar” (Allah is [the] Greatest)”. There is no other option.
BE PROUD OF OUR WESTERN CIVILIZATION for a change, damn-it – or go learn Arabic. If it where not for the crusaders, we would all be Muslim, subjugated or put to death by now!!! I, for one, THANK GOD for the Christians who said….
……..OR TWO, OR THREE, OR HOWEVER MANY IT TAKES.
ThIS video states that when the crusaders arrived in the foreign lands they where “amazed to find an Islam society that was vastly superior to European culture”. Some clarification is in need here. The Muslims push the idea of the conquered Spanish civilization as being an advanced society. But reality is that it was not advanced because of Islam but in-spite of Islam. Like the conquered Istanbul (Byzantine Constantinople), Spain was the product of the Dhimmi, not Muslims. The Christian societies where already far advanced compared to Arabian culture from which Islam came. Islam conquering these lands always resulted in a cannibalizing of the conquered cultures and additional advancements come from the Dhimmis, not the Muslims. And once the Dhimmis are subjugated to insignificance and the numbers are greatly reduced the result is a backslide of the culture to the 7th century Arabian culture from which islam came, which has not really contributed anything significant to modern society, even though Muslims may say otherwise. LOOK INTO IT.
For more info on the Conquest of India see the last two videos in this other very important video series
These two videos do a good job on the decline of Islam. But one point that is not covered is the genocide of the Assyrians. Another important point is not covered is the Young Turk Revolution and the over throw of the Caliphate.
This video touches on the alliance of Islam and Hitler in WW2. See our Islam and Nazis category for more information on that.
This video carries on and shows how WW2 got started but it does leave you hanging.
I will be adding more information and links to this post, so please bookmark it and come back.
“The true Islamic concept of peace goes something like this: “Peace comes through submission to Muhammad and his concept of Allah” (i.e. Islam). As such the Islamic concept of peace, meaning making the whole world Muslim, is actually a mandate for war. It was inevitable and unavoidable that the conflict would eventually reach our borders, and so it has.” Vernon Richards
SOURCE: Islam is a religion of peace. Peace and tolerance. Just ask any of its adherents.
Keep that in mind while reading the following stories.
First up, remember Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani? She’s the Iranian woman who has been convicted of adultery. And in Iran, the penalty for adultery isn’t a divorce or a reality show or a photoshoot — it’s death by stoning.
Because that’s what the Koran specifies. Adulterers shall be stoned to death. And it lays out precisely how the stoning is to be carried out. Here is Islamic justice.
To sum it up: you are bound and wrapped in a burial shroud. Then you are buried in the ground — men up to their waists, women to their necks. Finally, the crowd pelts you with rocks (not too big as to kill quickly, not too small as to just annoy — orange-sized is about right) until you are pronounced dead. If you manage to work yourself free, you’re spared. This is slightly easier for men, who aren’t as buried as deeply and have greater upper body strength, but it’s still damned hard. (Hey, here’s a stunt for David Copperfield or Kriss Angel!)
Remember, Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.
Next up, we have a case in Pakistan where a Christian woman is accused of blaspheming and insulting Islam. She’s had a long feud with a Muslim neighbor, and apparently in the course of the fighting said something bad about Islam. She denies it, but in Islamic law grants greater weight to the word of a Muslim. So she has been convicted and sentenced to death.
There is a bit of international pressure to let her go, perhaps even let her leave the country. But that is unacceptable to the adherents to the Religion of Peace there. They want to see her hanged.
They held rallies to demand “justice,” shouting that “We are ready to sacrifice our life for the Prophet Muhammad.” Of course, what they are demanding is that the government sacrifice this Christian woman’s life, but don’t confuse them with facts. They’re too busy practicing the peace and tolerance that Islam is renowned for.
After all, Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.
Finally, a little bit of Shariah law at home. In Connecticut, a roller rink has a rule for safety: no loose head coverings on the rink. They’re a safety hazard — if they come loose, they can snarl the wheels of others and cause them to fall. So you either lose the head covering, or they’ll loan you a helmet to keep it in place. Simple common sense.
But common sense has no place in Islam. A Muslim woman went there and, when confronted with the policy, denounced it as racist and discriminatory and hateful. Allah demands that she wear a scarf to cover her hair, and the will of Allah will keep it secured to her head while she’s whizzing around the rink. And should she fall and it come loose and send other skaters tumbling, then that’s the will of Allah, too.
So there’s a little bit of news from the world of Islam. Remember, Islam is a religion of peace.
Say otherwise, and they’ll kill you.
In the debate BELOW with Spencer, D’Souza says somethings that just are not true. The most glaring is he claims that for every “kill the infidel” verse in the Koran there is one in the bible. But there is not a single verse in the bible where God command anyone killed on the bases of their unbelief. It is true that there are “violent verse” in the Bible. The Spencer video below will deal with some of them.
But first here D’Souza contradicts himself, in a debate with Christopher Hitchens, and admits Islam is more violent than other faiths
Maybe Dinesh D’Souza should actually read Spencers book Religion of Peace – Why Christianity is and Islam is not.
1001Phoenix COMMENTS: Almost any liberal pundit will tell you that there’s a religion bent on destroying our Constitution, stripping us of our liberties, and imposing religious rule on the U.S. And that religion is . . .Christianity! About Islam, however, the Left is silent–except to claim a moral equivalence between the two: if Islam has terrorists today, that’s nothing compared to the Crusades, inquisitions, and religious wars in Christianity’s past.
But is this true? Are conservative Christians really more of a threat to free societies than Islamic jihadists? Is the Bible really “just as violent” as the Qur’an? Is Christianity’s history really as bloodstained as Islam’s? In Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t, New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer not only refutes such charges, but also explains why Americans and Europeans must regain an appreciation of our Christian heritage if we ever hope to defeat Islamic supremacism. In this eye opening work, Spencer reveals:
* The fundamental differences between Islamic and Christian teachings about warfare against other religions: “Love your enemies” vs. “Be ruthless to the unbelievers”
* The myth of Western immorality and Islamic puritanism and why the Islamic world is less moral than the West
* Why the Islamic world has never developed the distinction between religious and secular law that is inherent in Christianity
* Why Christianity has always embraced reason–and Islam has always rejected it
* Why the most determined enemies of Western civilization may not be the jihadists at all, but the leftists who fear their churchgoing neighbors more than Islamic terrorists
* Why Jews, Christians, and peoples of other faiths (or no faith) are equally at risk from militant Islam
Spencer writes not to proselytize, but to state a fact: Christianity is a true “religion of peace,” and on it Western civilization stands. If we are not to perish under Islam’s religion of the sword–with its more than 100 million active jihadists seeking to impose sharia
The Enemy at Home was published in 2007, and the controversial arguments in it led to a fierce debate between conservatives & Dinesh D’Souza and this debate with Spencer.
This video is not about hate or lies to make Islam look bad. Quran, Muhammad & his life, his deeds & his acts of terror are enough to show what Islam is truly about.
Is Islam a religion of peace? Many people think so, but is that the truth? What does the Koran teach? Find out more in our Learn2Discern today. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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