CHARLOTTE, NC, August 8, 2016 – Barack Obama and his loyal cronies continue to insist that “ISIS is not Islam.” Yet these politically correct statements ignore the obvious.
Perhaps a little history lesson is in order. Thanks to Raymond Ibrahim, a noted expert on Islam, a brief journey into the past might entice politically correct “authorities” to, at the very least, pay a bit more attention to reality.
As Ibrahim points out, there is no dispute about these historic facts by either Muslim or non-Muslim authorities.
Fact: “In just a few decades (following the death of Muhammad) Muslims had permanently conquered what was then two-thirds of the Christian world. The heart of the Muslim world today—nations like Egypt, Syria, all of North Africa, Turkey and more—were, in the 7th century, the heart of Christendom.”
This may come as a huge surprise to those Muslims and non-Muslims alike who like to use the Crusades as a crutch to justify contemporary terrorism or denounce Christianity as being as vile as Islam.
From that point onward, there was a constant attack on Christian Europe which eventually resulted in Muslim domination in what today constitutes of 30 countries.
Fact: “Less than three decades after the traditional date of Islam’s founding (622), three of the five original Christian centers (“sees”) founded by the apostles—in Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem—were forever swallowed up by Islam,” writes Ibraham.
Only Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) and Rome survived. The former finally succumbed in 1453, and if you do not believe there was Islamic influence, just look at is happening in Turkey today. If that doesn’t convince you, go to Google and call up pictures of the most prominent landmarks in the city.
Ibrahim continues by saying, “There was no mystery about Islam in those days. As early as the 8th century, Byzantine chronicler Theophanes wrote in his Chronographia:
He (Muhammad) taught those who gave ear to him that the one slaying the enemy — or being slain by the enemy — entered into paradise (e.g., Koran 9:111). And he said paradise was carnal and sensual — orgies of eating, drinking, and women. Also, there was a river of wine … and the woman were of another sort, and the duration of sex greatly prolonged and its pleasure long-enduring [e.g., 56: 7-40, 78:31, 55:70-77]. And all sorts of other nonsense.” (emphasis added)
Fact: Again citing Ibrahim “Six hundred years later, in the 14th century, Byzantine emperor Paleologus II told a Muslim scholar: ‘Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman — such as the command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.’”
Fact: “For roughly one millennium, Muslims waged unrelenting war on the West. And they did and continue doing so in the name of Islam.”
And yet, as Ibrahim points out, and which cannot be denied by any form of rebuttal, “A few years after the Islamic strikes of 9/11—merely the latest in the centuries-long, continents-wide jihad on the West—Americans elected (twice) a man with a Muslim name and heritage for president; a man who openly empowers the same Islamic ideology that Western warriors fought for centuries.”
Reading historical accounts from centuries ago might be challenging for some, but anyone who was alive in 2001 knows full well that Ibrahim is correct. The Twin Towers came down. Terrorism did it, and the world has never been the same since.
Thanks to the willing apologies our current president has made for Islam and his advocacy of the faith, the world is even less safe than it was 15 years ago.
If George Bush made mistakes, which he did, at least they were honest mistakes in the sense that he believed what he was doing was best for the country.
Raymond Ibrahim sums it up nicely with a poignant message, “In the future, the histories written about our times will likely stress how our era, ironically called the ‘information age,’ was not an age when people were so well informed, but rather an age when disinformation was so widespread and unquestioned that generations of people lived in bubbles of alternate realities—till they were finally popped.”
Mr. Obama can lie. History does not.
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