Islam and Destruction Go Hand In Hand

While the scholars still debate over who destroyed the ancient Library of Alexandria, modern events continue to mock them. If only their “enlightened”  eyes could see, it would be obvious that wherever Islam goes, destruction is His companion. But, western “intellectuals” can’t be bothered with reality.

Very little outcry was heard when the Taliban destroyed the ancient Bamiyan   Buddhas in Afghanistan. For many non-Buddhists, it may very well have seemed to be a trivial event. However, in an age dominated by the secular media, which espouses the near sacred virtues of multiculturalism, one could have expected a loud expression of outrage. But, it didn’t happen because the media rarely criticizes Islam on any level.

Taliban Destruction of Buddhas in March of 2001 from Wikipedia

The fanatical Taliban destroyed two standing Buddhas which were sculpted out of a sandstone rock cliff by Buddhist monks in the 6th century.  These historical artifacts were older than Islam.  They were a testimony to man’s ancient, artistic, engineering abilities.  Now they’re gone.

180 ft Buddha of Bamiyan before and after destruction by the Taliban. Wikipedia

Why?  On March 13th, 2001,  Afghan Foreign Minister, Wakil Ahmad Mutawakel said, “We are destroying the statues in accordance with Islamic law and it is purely  a religious issue”.  It’s the same reason they use for destroying churches and synagogues, and for slaughtering Christians, Jews and other infidels. It’s nothing personal.

The tragic Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church bombings in Nigeria come to mind. The jihadis in Nigeria won’t stop until they take over Nigeria or someone stops them. And, the loss of life is infinitely more deplorable than the destruction of ancient artifacts. This ungodly slaughter and destruction has gone on in one country after another for over 1400 years now. Two million people have lost their lives in Sudan in the past 50 years and jihad continues in Sudan, Tunisia, Nigeria, Libya, Somalia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Israel, and all around the world. Individuals and entire cultures are perishing.

On December 17, 2011, whether by accident or on purpose, a Muslim mob destroyed the Institute of Egypt, founded by Napoleon in 1798. Maintained for the purpose of advancing scientific research, it contained around 192,000 books and documents from as far back as the 1500s. Now, it’s gone.

Institute of Egypt

Cairo Institute of Egypt Burning Dec 17, 2011

Egyptian Institute Books Burned

For those of us who wondered how the Alexandrian Library could have perished and why no one stopped it, now we know because we see.

And, now the Salifist Islamists have bigger targets. They actually want to make the pyramids disappear! It’s beyond my comprehension.

Sphinx-pyramid

Can you imagine the pyramids and the sphinx covered in wax? (Wouldn’t that melt in the sun? :-) Egyptian tour guides aren’t too happy about the Islamic Salifist’s desire to remove or hide Egypt’s ancient pyramids and other artifacts. Why else would one visit Egypt?

“Anger was directed at Abdel Moneim Al-Shahat, who is highly popular among Egypt’s Salafis and who has questioned the moral integrity of priceless ancient statues that dot the country.

Al-Shahat, who failed to win a seat in an electoral run off this week, denied the statues should be smashed, but suggested they could be covered with wax. “People would be able to see through wax,” he told Dream Television.

His comments aroused painful memories of Afghanistan’s hardline Taliban, which blew up two monumental Buddha statues in Bamiyan in 2001, arguing the pre-Islamic art was idolatrous.”

By   Marwa Awad and Crispian Balmer / Reuters December 9, 2011, 4:41 pm

http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/people/protesting-tour-guides-fear-islamist-rise.html

The foundational teachings of a society matter. Beliefs manifest in actions. Even the most secularized nations of the West still benefit from the Judeo-Christian teachings its society was based on. Faith, hope and love undergird us and the greatest of these is Love! We believe in the future. We long for peace. We desire to be a blessing to all the peoples of the world.

“Put away your sword,” Jesus told (Peter) him. “Those who use the sword will die by the sword.” (Matthew 26:52)

Although Gandhi was a great man, his peaceful methods didn’t make the British leave India. Jesus, through their Christianized response to Gandhi, did.

People in western societies who never open the Bible are shaped to some degree by the Christian values that have permeated the West for over 2000 years now.

In contrast, one sees the Islamized societies based on the Koranic teachings of conquest. Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”  Koran 2:216

There is no peace within Muslim countries or between them and the rest of the world. Beliefs matter. That’s why Islam and destruction go hand in hand.

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11 Responses to Islam and Destruction Go Hand In Hand

  1. “Although Gandhi was a great man, his peaceful methods didn’t make the British leave India. Jesus, through their Christianized response to Gandhi, did.”

    So, actually it was Jesus who came to earth and made the British leave India?
    Why, isn’t that quite different from what history shows and what Gandhi said?

  2. Cherel says:

    Hifzan,

    Jesus didn’t physically return to earth and make the British leave India. His teachings living in British hearts led them to respond to Gandhi’s peaceful resistance movement by leaving India.

    If the British had been godless tyrants, they would have simply killed Gandhi and continued to rule over India. The fact that they were not driven out by force but chose to leave was due to the influence of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

    India was greatly improved in many ways by British involvement there. For example, the British advanced education, improved the nation’s infrastructure (transportation, communications, etc.)and, more importantly, shared the gospel with people in darkness. Missionaries rescued many young girls from lives as temple prostitutes and saved the lives of countless widows who would have been burned alive on their husband’s funeral pyers.

    History will always send mixed messages because life is complicated and people are too. But, thanks to the influence of Jesus in British culture and in individual British and Indian lives, India was left better off than they found it.

    May you have peace and blessings in this new year. :-)

    • So during Indian invasion, British is good man and they follow Jesus teaching. It was totally different from what I have read, totally upside down. Which book that you refer? I think you sourced from political book rather than historical book.

  3. Cherel says:

    Hifzan,
    I’ve seen the Gandhi movie and read books referring to the British rule in India and articles dealing
    with the subject– as well as missionary accounts of their work there, but I have not done an indepth study of the situation.

    I realize there are many opinions about the British role in India. Some historians compliment all the improvements they made and others seem to have mostly criticism. Considering they were there for 250 years, I’m sure many examples of bad behavior have been documented. However, they also did a lot of good. It can’t have been all bad. 300 million Indians would not have allowed 20,000 plus Brits to rule them for that long if they had been evil tyrants. In fact, their rule in India was a cooperation with Indian rulers. It could never have worked otherwise.

    Do I think all British people in India were “true” Christians following the teachings of Jesus? No.
    Do I think the British did everything right and were always good? No

    My comments about their response to Gandhi was based on the movie. The British could have killed him many times but did not. They were actually worried about him during his fasts, etc.

    My thoughts about the underlying British Christian character are based on many noble actions in many places around the world throughout history. But, they have never been perfect. No nation made of imperfect humans can be. No one is perfect except for Jesus, the God-man.

    In researching to answer you, I found that the British actually left India for many reasons, primarily because their time there was up. India had grown to a place where independence was inevitable. I can see how you could question my thoughts about that and see them as upside down. But, how many nations walk away peacefully like they did?

    Do you have a book recommendation for me?

    Thanks for your comment. Grace and peace to you.

  4. You can read his (Gandhi) autobiography his book, Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha) .
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    Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not. (Quran 2:216)

    I see you highlighted “Fighting has been enjoined upon you”.
    A point need to highlighted.

    1) Not all fighting is bad, a thief come to our house holding knife, and we fight, it was an honor fighting.
    2) Fighting defend an invasion or intruder or enemy is an honor fighting and many others example can be described.

    The point, we have been teach that fighting is hateful (while it is hateful to you) , but sometime we need to fight back because certain reason. For me, it was a lie to deny that fighting is unnecessary. If not why all nation have their own army, their troop, and the currently 80% of army of the world is American.

    If there was no fighting allowed what should human do? Waiting to be slaughter by bad guy?

  5. Cherel says:

    Hifzan,

    I highlighted “Fighting has been enjoined upon you” to show that fighting is a basic doctrine of Islam. It is obvious from the passage that early Muslims were resistant to the idea (found it hateful) and wanted peace (loved it). However, they were taught that fighting was good for them whether they liked it or not. Muhammad and Allah wanted them to fight.

    You are right that some fighting is necessary, such as, for defensive purposes. But, the passage I quoted was not written for a defensive purpose. Muhammad was encouraging jihad. He was encouraging his followers to attack caravans and villages who were not attacking or even bothering Muslims– they simply refused to convert to Islam. Muhammad and his early followers exiled, slaughtered or enslaved nearly every Jew, Christian and pagan in Arabia who refused to convert to Islam. The Muslims were the aggressors then and still are today. Jihad has always been the method used to expand the control of Islam in the world and that is why fighting was “enjoined upon” Muslims. (Unless you are an Arab, your people were probably converted to Islam by jihad.)

    Most people only use weapons for defensive purposes. Some, of course, are out to conquer their neighbor or the world and that’s what causes the problems to start with. Since Cain killed Abel, good people have either defended themselves from the aggressors or have been slaughtered or enslaved by them.

    The United States of America does have a large army and it has cost us dearly– lives and wealth. We are not an aggressor nation but we get pulled into defending ourselves and weaker nations or peoples who need our help. We have saved many Muslim lives along with multiplied millions of other peoples from countries all around the world. Only God knows how many were saved from destruction in World War 1, World War 2, and since– even by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Many Muslims in those countries were saved from being killed by the Taliban.)

    Almost every conflict in the world today involves jihadi Muslims trying to take over their host countries so Islam can dominate the world and usher in the Peace of Islam. But, peace will never be realized under Islam, even if jihad succeeded, since Muslims can’t get along with each other.

    The lives lost and the financial cost of Islam to the world has been staggering.

    We await the only real solution: Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

    Thanks for the book recommendation.

    Grace and peace to you and yours.

  6. This passage should be read together with
    4:75 And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allah, and for those weak, ill-treated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.

    The further cometary
    http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/quran_2216_commentary

    In my age, I never heard any one who teach like how you describe, but today together with Islamophobia committee, it become sound familiar, not from Muslim mouth, but Christian/Atheist mouth. If this what churches did teach, I think one day, churches will turn up become mosque, because they hate to hear hateful preaching from the mouth of preacher/pastor.

    May be you dont read our history, but there was once, a same situation like this, others religion keep teaching bad thing about Islam. It turn up to be different from what they hear from their preacher. Whole city turn up become Muslim. At that time I can just say to you, thank you.

    God will. God will.

  7. Cherel says:

    Hifzan,

    I didn’t learn what I know about Islam in church. I have been studying Islam on my own and what I’ve learned has been shocking. I’ve read the Quran and some of the other Islamic writings about Muhammad and the beginnings of Islam. I’ve read lots of historical accounts of Muslim conquests around the world. I’ve read missionary stories about life in the Middle East under Islam. I’ve read tales of the Crusades. I’ve read about Arab slavers in Africa. I’ve read about the Barbary Pirtaes and the Somali Pirates! ETC!

    I read and hear news stories nearly every day about Islamic terrorism, riots, threats, bombs, asassinations, honor killings, beatings, beheadings, Christians being murdered, churches being burned, countries being threatened with genocidal behavior for resisting Islam. Etc.

    There have been around 18,000 acts of terrorism committed by Muslims around the world since 9/11. How can non-Muslims not be concerned? Muslims who really love peace should be concerned as well.

    I’ve listened to some Muslim speakers teaching Muslims who live here in the USA that it’s just a matter of time before they can take over this country and impose Sharia law on everyone.

    Why is there such a word as Islamophobia?

    There is no Christianophobia! Why?

    Christians don’t try to restrict free speech about religion. They don’t try to force people to become Christians or punish them for changing religions. They don’t try to dominate others. They want to be free to worship God as they choose and allow others to do the same– as long as others don’t try to force their religion on them.

    Grace and peace to you.

    • I think you read but do not learn. It was 2 different thing.

      • Cherel says:

        Hifzan,
        I have peace in my heart because of Jesus, and I long for peace in the world, my Brother.

        God is Love! And when we understand His great love for us we are able to respond in kind. “We love Him because He first loved us.”

        He wants all His children to love Him and to love each other. And He wants us to live in peace. So, again I say:

        Grace and Peace to you and yours.

  8. Johne807 says:

    Enjoyed examining this, very good stuff, thankyou. Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. by Euripides. dadcaedgaffb

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