“The Bible. That is what fools have written, what imbeciles command, what rogues teach, and young children are made to learn by heart.”
In my continuing efforts (I’ll be writing letters to the editor on this subject) to confront liberal Westerners, especially PC mealy-mouthed apologists like Obama, with the vile truth of what Muslims are required to believe, I provide a few quotes from Sam Harris’ The End of Faith.
I cringe when I hear “moderate” Muslims disavow the actions of the crazies. I hate it when they talk about “hijacking” or “perverting” Islam. They’re all reading from the same book, and the punishment for denying its total -- repeat, total -- perfection and infallibility is excommunication and death.
Sam Harris went through the entire Quran (just as I read the Torah and was disgusted by its barbarism). He confronted the text itself. What does it say (Barack, pay attention)?
Here are some examples of “the relentlessness with which unbelievers are vilified in the text of the Quran”:
“[Unbelievers] will be “rewarded with disgrace in this world and with grievous punishment on the Day of resurrection.”
“God’s curse be on the infidels!”
"[Unbelievers] have incurred God’s most inexorable wrath.”
“Slay [those who disagree] wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Idolatry is worse than carnage.” (That last line should be on ISIS T-shirts.)
“Those that deny God’s revelations shall be sternly punished.”
“Those that deny Our revelation We will burn in fire.”
“Say to the unbelievers: ‘You shall be overthrown and driven into Hell – an evil resting place.”
Arrrggghhhh!! I can’t take it anymore. This goes on for six pages in Harris’ book. You get the gist. Harris notes: that “on almost every page the Quran instructs observant Muslims to despise unbelievers…and it prepares the ground for religious conflict.”
Now, the lesson for Western liberals, media, politicians and other policy-makers is simple, but not well understood, so let’s go over it again: to millions of people, this is the infallible truth; they read this stuff over and over, they memorize it, they program their brains with it.
For many, it’s the only book they read. I recently learned that TEN times as many books are translated into Spanish as are translated into Arabic.
I suppose moderate Muslims just quietly ignore these passages (even though they’re on almost every page!), just as Jews ignore Deuteronomy 25:11-12 and much other primitive garbage. But for many Muslims, this primitive garbage is the truth.
That’s what American policymakers aren’t getting. The enemy is crazy, and if you want to know how, read the Quran. You cannot fight these people in the conventional Western way. Many are prepared to die.
I don’t know the answer. But it begins with confronting what they actually believe.