Islam, religion of peace and religion of jihad...

Thus it has become unfathomable to the Arab mind to comprehend loving both Arabs and Jews and wishing both well. Our culture has deprived us for many centuries from loving all of humanity as equals, through intense religious indoctrination resulting in self-imposed isolation and non-integration with other cultures. This isolation and jihad against non-Muslims has become increasingly difficult to maintain. Muslims everywhere are trying desperately to save face, reform Islam’s image and deny the undeniable. But they also want to have their cake and eat it too. While they are telling the world Islam is a religion of peace, they still want to continue with the jihad against non-Muslim countries. While one leader says, let’s kill all the Jews and take over Rome, another says to Western media that Islam is a religion of peace and we are deeply offended by the anti-Islam rhetoric. To play [t]his sick game, Muslim culture must live a dysfunctional double life where everyone is deceived, including Muslims.
Powerful words there, from a blog I just discovered, Arabs for Israel. Here is the specific link. What do you think about this author's diagnosis?

Comments

Steve Scott said…
Abu,

I've known a number of Muslims in my life, but I've never got an impression from any of them that jihad was important to them. I'm not sure what to make of this.
Mme Scherzo said…
I know a number of Muslims, too. In this day and age, it is almost impossible not to have neighbors or friends who are Muslim. None of the people I know want to be jihadists. But the imams, the preachers, the leaders all scream jihad in Arabic while we hear nothing but Islam is peace. It is the blatant, in your face lies about Islam's texts, Islam's bloody history of endless wars, it's treatment of women under shariah. No one wants to have an honest discussion about the prophet, and these same no ones do not want anyone else to talk, either.
Abu Daoud said…
Steve, I wonder if we could compare that to how most Christians never think about the importance of the real presence, yet historically and doctrinally it is a key issue? If they do not think about the topic and actively disagree with the orthodoxy, then other Muslims will assume they agree with the orthodoxy about jihad. Maybe they need to think about these things?

Scherzo, I agree--no one wants an honest discussion. It really lays bare the emptiness of our concepts of progress and humanism.
amy said…
Very interesting. I hope the author is correct, in that it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain the double talk. I'd love to see all the hate cave in on itself. What I've noticed in America is that when I hear or read of a muslim speaking out against jihad, it's almost always a female.

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