Islam has nothing in common with Christianity

Andrew Bolt

On likening Islam to Christianity

The ABC’s Richard Glover indulges in some cultural relativism:

In truth, Islamic State is just a flag of convenience for the lost and enraged. It’s Islamic in the same way as Nazism was Christian.

I suspect Glover very much wants to believe this. It makes him seem less judgmental of Islam and makes Islam seem no more dangerous than Christianity. So look away.

But there is a problem here. It is called “facts”. And no good intentions can excuse a wilful and dangerous blindness.

Fact one:

The Islamic State claims it is Islamic. Note the name of the organisation. The National Socialists never claimed they were a Christian group. Again, note the name of the organisation.

Fact two:

The Islamic State quotes the Koran and Hadith to legitimise what it does. The Nazis never quoted the Bible to legitimise the Genocide or its other various mass-murders. For instance, the Islamic State’s recent statement ordering all Muslims to kill unbelievers quoted scripture at least 25 times in support.

Fact three: 

Islam’s founder, a war leader, practiced violence in a way that Jesus never did. Moreover, the Koran and Hadith urge violence in a way that the Christian New Testament does not. In its statement demanding the slaughter of non-believers, the Islamic State cited specific scriptural injunctions to violence, not least the following two, which appear to authorise its characteristic beheadings:  “Allah the Exalted said, {And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush} [At-Tawbah: 5]. And He the Exalted said, {So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks} [Muhammad: 4].” Nowhere is Christ recorded urging followers to kill disbelievers.

Fact four:

The Islamic State insists it fulfills Islam’s purpose on earth, especially its mission of war. Hitler believed Nazism would destroy Christianity’s purpose on earth, especially its mission of peace.  In his private conversations, later published inHitler’s Table Talk: 1941-1944, the Nazi leader argued: “The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity. Bolshevism is Christianity’s illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew.” And: “Christianity is a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature. Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of the human failure.”

As the great Jewish writer Maurice Samuel warned in The Great Hatred, written in 1940:

It is of Christ that the Nazi-Fascists are afraid; it is in his omnipotence that they believe; it is he that they are determined madly to obliterate. But the names of Christ and Christianity are too overwhelming, and the habit of submission to them is too deeply ingrained after centuries and centuries of teaching. Therefore they must, I repeat, make their assault on those who were responsible for the birth and spread of Christianity. They must spit on the Jews as the ‘Christ-killers’ because they long to spit on the Jews as the Christ-givers. 

For commentators today to blithely assert the connection between Islam and the Islamic State is no stronger than that between Christianity and Nazism is not just utterly false. It is to make a virtue out of a dangerous ignorance and to slander one of the greatest cultural forces for peace, tolerance and freedom.

(Thanks to reader Uncle Quentin. Note: I am not a Christian.)

The future belongs to Islam

This Tweet from Tarek Fatah caught Mark Steyn’s eye:

When @MarkSteynOnline wrote “Future Belongs to Islam”, I scoffed at it, but 10 yrs later I believe him. Facing Islamism are cowardly wimps.

Mark Steyn Has A Right To Be Wrong

Which is more generous than the Canadian Islamic Congress, who sued over the piece in three jurisdictions in an attempt to get a lifetime publication ban imposed on me in my own country. Come to think of it, it’s more generous than the climate-change control freaks, one of whose dismal number is sternly demanding an eminent scientist publicly apologize for favoriting a Tweet he disapproves of. (read it all, Mark Steyn)

One thought on “Islam has nothing in common with Christianity”

  1. Yet another “this is not Islam” decapitation.
    Alan Hemmings decapitated.

    Quote:’The blood of David Haines was on your hands Cameron, Alan Henning will also be slaughtered but his blood is on the hands of the British parliament.’

    Correct. If parliament had not allowed the immigration into Britain of people whose religion commands the takeover of every land and make it sharia compliant, then we would not be fighting in Muslim lands, and this act would not have happened.

    Now for all those, including imams, that say “this is not Islam”, ask yourself “What would Mohammed have done”.

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