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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

A couple of quick thoughts

Not all Muslims are terrorists, but nearly all terrorists are Muslim.

The looney left loves to equate Christians with the Crusades or to portray them equivalently to religious terrorists. When was the last time a Christian called for jihad?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time I saw a Christian call for Jihad was in Wichita, KS approximately 12 years ago.
I believe they were unsuccessful in murdering Dr. Tiller, the abortionist.
But isn't James Dobson's call for the mass removal of "activist" federal judges a jihad of sorts?
Dictionary.com has two definitions of jihad:
1. A Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle against infidels.
2. A crusade or struggle: “The war against smoking is turning into a jihad against people who smoke” (Fortune).

By definition 1, No Christian can call for jihad. By definition 2, the Evangelicals in America have already declared jihad against popular American culture and against big cities and against the majority of Americans who are not Evangelical by faith.

America, indeed, has a jihad being waged right now in our own country. Are you an Infidel?

8:56 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These aren't Christian "jihads"???
http://www.news8austin.com/content/your_news/default.asp?ArID=136581
"Legislation has been approved by the Texas House of Representatives that would bar risque cheerleading routines at high school football games. The bill would ban, quote, ``overtly sexually suggestive'' performances at school-sponsored events"


http://www.banner.org.uk/apostasy/cell-church10.htm

"terrorist cells" vs. "christian cells" ; "resistance is futile"

9:23 AM

 
Blogger The Plumber said...

yea!

somebody is actually reading my blog!
If Dr. Dobson called for removal of just non-Christians, then yes, it could be considered a "jihad of sorts". I have not heard him say this. I do favor the removal of judges who do not abide by a strict interpretation of the Constitution. This requires a thorough knowledge of the original debates our founding fathers engaged in when forming our constitution.
I interpret jihad as a holy war. That is, death to those who do not believe in a particular religion. When preachers across the country start calling for the death of those who are not Christians, then we have a situation where the claim of a jihad in America is entirely appropriate. I would fight against this call to arms.
I am a true American patriot and a lifelong agnostic. I am an infidel.

11:01 AM

 
Anonymous the aprentice said...

Very often humans as individuals and as cultures use religion (or some twisted interpretation of it) as a bassis of justification for some atrocity i dont know of a single religios group who hasnt. it seems as if the muslims are the most prone to susch behavior. as to why i am not the authority however the fact that in their holy book has a defined term for just sutch at thing is suspect. Likewise it stands to reason that having a holy book that refers to religious war is easier to twist into a excuse to strap yourself into a bomb and kill whatever moves.
Realy what i want to know is, does jihad as a word mean today what it meant to the founders of islam. the us media's flatulent use of the term jihad would lead you to believe that the average muslim has a variety of jihads running at any given time. is this annother convienient twist oof religions intent??

8:42 PM

 
Blogger The Plumber said...

Chew on this:

"JIHAD IS A CENTRAL DUTY of every Muslim. Modern Muslim theologians have spoken of many things as jihads: defending the faith from critics, supporting its growth and defense financially, even migrating to non-Muslim lands for the purpose of spreading Islam. But in Islamic history and doctrine violent jihad is founded on numerous verses of the Qur'an — most notably, one known in Islamic theology as the "Verse of the Sword": "Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is forgiving, merciful" (Sura 9:5). Establishing "regular worship" and paying the "poor-due" (zakat) means essentially that they will become Muslim, as these are two of the central responsibilities of every Muslim.

Sahih Bukhari, which Muslims regard as the most trustworthy of all the many collections of traditions of Muhammad, records this statement of the Prophet: "Allah assigns for a person who participates in (holy battles) in Allah's Cause and nothing causes him to do so except belief in Allah and in His Messengers, that he will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr)."

Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that "in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force." In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with "power politics," because Islam is "under obligation to gain power over other nations."

Violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history. The passages quoted above and many others like them form a major element of the motivation of jihad warriors worldwide today. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad, with all its assumptions about unbelievers‚ lack of human rights and dignity, is available today as a justification for anyone with the will and the means to bring it to life."


I have not owned a computer for over ten years. I got this one just two months ago. I still haven't figured out how to put links into my comments. Have no fear, I will figure this out. In the meantime, check out "jihadwatch.org". It is a fantastic website. -the Plumber

9:12 AM

 

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