I just want to share some quotes I gleaned from a National Review Article I highly recommend to you.
Islam is Islam by Andrew C. McCarthy, Jan 23, 2012.
“The most important fact in the Arab world… is Islam.”
“It is not poverty, illiteracy, or lack of modern democratic institutions.”
“No outside cause is to blame for conditions in Muslims countries. Islam is the reason for conditions in Muslim countries.”
“…Islam constitutes a distinct civilization… whose idea of diversity is coercing diverse peoples into obedience to its (unchanging) norms.”
“Westerners, trying to remake Islam into a “Religion of Peace,” verbally transform genuine Quran following Muslims into Islamic anomalies with such terms as “Islamist, fundamentalist, Salafist, Wahhabist, radical, jihadist, extremist, militant, or ‘conservative Muslims adhering to political Islam’.” They “absurdly” deny that acts of violence committed by Muslims are related to Islam.”
“Islam is the problem! Muslims will never live in peace with other nations as long as they cling to the supremacist idea that they are a superior people and Islam must dominate the world.”
“hurriya, Arabic for “freedom,” connotes “perfect slavery” or absolute submission to Allah…”
Only 20% of Muslims are moderate enough to long for freedom in the Western sense.
“The Arab Spring is an unshackling of Islam, not an outbreak of fervor for freedom in the Western sense.”
“The Arab Spring has not been hijacked any more than Islam was hijacked by the suicide terrorists of 9/11. Islam is ascendant because that is the way Muslims of the Middle East want it.”
- Arab Spring – Divide and Conquer (livingjourney.wordpress.com)
- A Dialogue about Islam: Is it like all other religions? (unclesamiscrying.wordpress.com)