Islam - facts or dreams

Posted by edweaver 4 years, 7 months ago to Education
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I don't post many of the articles I read but in light of some conversations going on in the gulch, I felt this was packed with valuable information and decided to share. It is a little long and I realize Hillsdale is a religious school... and Islam is religion, but... Choose to read, or not.

Below is what caught my attention.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 24, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.

In 1993 I was a seasoned federal prosecutor, but I only knew as much about Islam as the average American with a reasonably good education—which is to say, not much. Consequently, when I was assigned to lead the prosecution of a terrorist cell that had bombed the World Trade Center and was plotting an even more devastating strike—simultaneous attacks on the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the United Nations complex on the East River, and the FBI’s lower Manhattan headquarters—I had no trouble believing what our government was saying: that we should read nothing into the fact that all the men in this terrorist cell were Muslims; that their actions were not representative of any religion or belief system; and that to the extent they were explaining their atrocities by citing Islamic scripture, they were twisting and perverting one of the world’s great religions, a religion that encourages peace.


Unlike commentators and government press secretaries, I had to examine these claims. Prosecutors don’t get to base their cases on assertions. They have to prove things to commonsense Americans who must be satisfied about not only what happened but why it happened before they will convict people of serious crimes. And in examining the claims, I found them false.
SOURCE URL: http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/islam-facts-or-dreams/


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  • Posted by Zenphamy 4 years, 7 months ago
    ed, If these posts related to ISLAM included the analysis that ALL actions and thoughts justified by beliefs and faith in the supernatural are inherently nonsense and that nearly any you could name have been involved in truly abhorrent anti-life actions throughout the known history of mankind, then I might consider them worth reading. There are NO exceptions that I can think of. Even pacifists wishing to deny others the rights and means to self defense are anti-life. We really need to put discussions of the type of this post into proper context.
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    • Posted by 4 years, 7 months ago
      I don't disagree. But that doesn't change the fact that these things exist and they impact everyone. My sole purpose was to share info that I think we all need to know, even if we don't like the source.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 4 years, 6 months ago
    You should read: It IS about islam.
    Only 109 versus that command one to do physical harm to another for many reasons-as they see it.

    But the basics are islam verses islamism...the made up, non quantum physical, non historical verses politics and laws that carry out and demand that one carries out physical harm to others. Yes, both are mystical but neither has reference to creation, how it was created or civilized civilization for that matter.
    Those that follow it hook line and sinker, the whole ball of wax will be prevented from becoming a Conscious Human Being with a natural mutuality for others outside their family units. In short: they are pagan bicameral barbarians and will never be able to assimilate into any peaceful, conscious society.
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    • Posted by 4 years, 6 months ago
      I have not read this book but listen to Glenn everyday so I have heard much about the book and the subject. Glenn is not my only source on the subject and, not that I cannot learn more, I believe I have studied this subject enough to make the case that Islam is basically an evil value system.

      Thanks for suggesting the book. Some day I will read it but my reading list is long. :)
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