To be consistent is to be regular, dependable, constant, steady and even relentless. Consistency is usually a good character trait, but that all depends upon which dogma that steadfastness is based…
One thing that can be said about Islam, if one reviews the work of Islamic Scholars and Islam’s 1,400 year historical record (sans political revisionist views): It’s consistent.
Throughout its years invading human existence…it has consistently scraped the bottom of the barrel of humanity, and then imposed it upon everyone else.
Here’s a taste of Islam’s unremitting behavior:
— Islamic societies hold to inequality. A Muslim man is above a woman, and if she happens to get out of line (because she is like chattel) the Penalty: Death.
— Apostates, or those who leave Islam, not only includes former Muslims who have renounced Islam to join another religion or become non-religious, but Muslims who have questioned or denied any “fundamental tenet or creed” of Islam such as Sharia law, or who have mocked Allah, worshiped one or more idols, or knowingly believed in an interpretation of Sharia that is contrary to the consensus of the Ummah (Islamic community). Penalty: Death (Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:83:17)
— Family honor is a core value of Muslim society. A breach of family honor can be anything from speaking with an unrelated man, to the rumored loss of virginity, to adultery, to refusing a forced marriage or marrying according to one’s own will; or even women and girls who have been raped. Any of these can stain or destroy the family honor. It’s up to family members (parents, brothers, or sisters) to kill the victim in order to remove the stain and restore the family honor. Penalty for staining family honor: Death. (Quran- 4:15; 24:2; 17:32; 33:33)
— For 500 years Islam cut a swath of terror throughout Christian Europe (which provoked the Crusades). Whoever didn’t convert, were either offered enslavement or the status of second-class citizen and forced to pay the jizya (high non-Muslim tax)…but those options were on good days. The usual penalty for Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims that were in Islam’s way: Death.
— Blasphemy in Islam is impertinent expression or action regarding Allah, Muhammad or anything considered sacred in Islam. The Quran 5:33 and 33:61 call for the Penalty of: Death.
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And yet today…Islam continues to reveal its consistency. ISIS’ murder of 21 Coptic Christians because they wouldn’t bow to Islam. Then ISIS made a show of beheading 30 Ethiopian Christians for refusing to deny Christ and convert to Islam. But we can’t say ISIS hasn’t been helpful for those confused souls in the West. They volunteered the reason why they behead…because Muhammed did.
Muhammed is the paradigm for all Muslims. Islamic historians reveal that in 627 AD, Mohammed beheaded over 700 men (and boys) of the Jewish Qurayza tribe in Medina, Arabia. By committing this act of barbarism, Muhammed was able to accomplish his long desired goal of wiping the ancient tribe “off the map” (can anyone say Iran?). The Quran (ISIS’ playbook) contains the following verse: “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Sura 47:4).
And let’s not forget ISIS kin, Al Shabaab, who recently slaughtered 147 Kenyan Christian students for refusing to deny Christ and convert to Islam.
And who hasn’t seen one of those “peaceful” Muslims shrieking in a street protest with a sign reading: “Behead all those who insult Islam”!
For all who are dreaming of an Islamic democracy, where Muslims agree to disagree…you’re about to get a rude awakening: The heart of Islam will NEVER allow freedom for anyone who doesn’t agree with them.
And the sooner you comprehend that, the safer your neck will be.
Shalom through strength…
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