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Islam: What the West Needs To Know

Islam: What the West Needs To Know
1:38:44 | 2007

Categories: Documentary, Faith and Spirituality, Politics, War

Virtually every major Western leader has over the past several years expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and those who commit violence in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This claim, while widely circulated, rarely attracts public scrutiny. Through an examination of the Koran, other Islamic texts and the example of the prophet Muhammed, this documentary argues that violence against non-Muslims is an integral aspect of Islam. "Jihad", while best translated as "struggle," when represented in the life of Muhammad, meant organized warfare against non-believers. Relying on Islam's early texts, ISLAM: WHAT THE WEST NEEDS TO KNOW considers the ideology within Islam that seeks the destruction or subjugation of other faiths, cultures and systems of government.

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maryanne rice
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March 21, 2014
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d80zoom .
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October 20, 2013
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Valerie Drayton
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October 8, 2013
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david neel
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September 8, 2013
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Very Interesting
Aaron Munoz
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September 5, 2013
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Great information. It's not very visual but very well put together.
Brenon Conn
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September 1, 2013
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Alex Pieske
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July 26, 2013
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BILL WAYNE RHODES
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July 14, 2013
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David Menasco
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October 2, 2011
There are no excuses for mayhem and murder.
David Menasco
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October 2, 2011
I would like to remind and teach others that Jesus was not a jihadist; nor did He teach a religious system of hate and violence; nor did He ever behead anyone, but instead said that the greatest commandment was to love the One true God, the God of Abraham (who incedentally, came BEFORE Muhammud). And the second greatest commandment was to love our neightbor as ourselves. Sometimes non-Christians mistake our Christian meekness for human weakness; but we are not weak when the Almighty Creator of everything in the heavens and on the earth, Who is the true Author of the Scriptures contained in the Bible, informs us that in the last days Satan will have his own fighting for him. All those who murder, and I do not mean to fight for our rights or the rights of others to live as their conscsience dictates, right or wrong, including people like Mr. Francis and Esmid Subly, those who MURDER others in the name of Christ or under the umbrella of Christianity, ARE NOT TRUE CHRISTIANS - regardless what anybody else may say. In regards to the Crusades, yes there were evil doers in the forces of the Crusaders who joined for personal gain and glory, but you must go back in history to really find out WHY the Crusades began. The came into the Holy Land of Israel to defend their own people from being killed by those who practiced the teachings of Muhammud. They were fighting for the rights of others and not for themselves as a whole. So don't use the old tired, tried and found false, accusations that mean nothing in comparison to the truth. The day is coming, and now is, when those who refuse to believe and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior which is a very simple act on our part, will have to answer to the true Judge, Jesus Christ, Himself. Jesus said speaking to a group of women watching Him carrying His cross crying, "Why are you crying? Today is your day." And said also in another place, "My day is coming." Believe it or not; its entirely up to you. But that doesn't change the truth of it all.
Suzanne Spinelli
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October 5, 2011
Mr. Menasco, that only works if "satan" is real. If "satan" is merely a construct, then nobody is going to fight anybody in "satan"'s name unless they are of the truly deluded.
Arthur Cooper
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October 5, 2011
Suzanne Spinelli Ms Suzanne: ..........in your not so humble opinion. Thank you very much. You may be flush with education but somewhat void of wisdom and understanding. You pose your opinion as if it were fact and you know better.
Denise Ferguson
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October 8, 2011
Suzanne Spinelli If 'satan' is real, then one of his favorite tricks would be to fool people into NOT believing in him so they can easily be manipulated, to terrify people into serving him out of fear, or to neutralize Christians, etc. so they don't live their professed faith and become useless or ineffective. If he is (or isn't) real, then personal choice cannot alter that reality. This would then also apply to God. Regardless, we will all find out after we die which 'reality' we end up facing. Just a thought.
Rashidul Hasib
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October 8, 2011
I am not asking to follow my religion because there is no compulsion in religion.why is the media spreading lies against Islam while the scholars of your religion praising it.In America ,almost all of the universities have departments regarding religion from where you can know what Judaism ,Christianity or Islam says about God.Answer my one question:How does God beget a son with a woman?Having sex is an ANIMAL ACT.ATTRIBUTING THIS QUALITY TO THE GOD YOU HAVE DISRESPECTED HIM. YOU THINK : YOU RESPECT JESUS.BUT NO.JESUS IS A PROPHET LIKE MOSES AND MOHAMMED .GOD IS HAVING SEX WITH A WOMAN,GIVING BIRTH A CHILD AND YOU CALL THIS CHILD GOD.AT THE SAME TIME YOU SAY THESE THREE IS ONE.THEN TELL ME WHO IS HAVING SEX ? WHO IS BEING BORN ?FATHER OR SON?IF YOU CALL MOHAMMED A FALSE THAT IS UPTO YOU.THIS IS YOUR CHOICE .NOTE IT: IF YOU ACCEPT THE TRUTH THIS WILL DO NO Good TO ME.MIND IT,WHEN YOU WILL LEARN TO RESPECT GOD( by not attributing sexual acts to Him) AND only then you will be able to enter the garden of eternal peace.You are alright except that you say father begets a son ,you call this son God.Of course this son didn't take part in that sex.Have you ever thought how disgraceful you are in the idea of God.And you tell that Islam is a false religion .You are equating an innocent prophet to God and that is the biggest mistake you have done in your life.Try to find out what Jesus said regarding God in the bible:not paul.As a Muslim we have been warned thousand times not to equate any human to the God,only animals have sex with animals,God didn't have sex with Mary. This is possible only in Greek Mythology.How does God beget a son with a woman? Ask this question to your scholars of bible.Knowing about religion won't harm you.It will enlighten your head to find the truth. Then God can forgive you as you tell the truth and BELIEVE in all the prophets including Moses ,Jesus,Mohammed .Remember there is no brainwashing or compulsions in Islam .If you dishonor God , he is severe in punishment.If you dishonor prophets including Moses ,Jesus,Mohammed he is severe in penalty. If you honor God and his prophets including Moses ,Jesus,Mohammed he can forgive you.That is what Islam teaches us.
Maximus Prime
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October 12, 2011
Suzanne Spinelli is right. Every else here believes in god, which means they're a little diluted. Yeah, it's not politically correct or sensitive. But there's no flying man in the sky, and so i will be as insensitive as i want about that.
Dave Stone
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October 12, 2011
Suzanne Spinelli, why argue with believers? It is a pointless exercise and merely leads to annoyance and frustration on both sides.
Greg Travers
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October 14, 2011
Denise Dasso ...HMMMM...Interesting...lets see? if you are standing in front of me and i choose not to believe that, than i can make up a mega other conclusions supporting what i want to understand cause i have freedom of choice (but does it change the "truth"? or more so just your perception of the truth)....romans (1:18-21)....1cor 1:18
Fabiha Hannan
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October 14, 2011
Dave Stone Max Zinovskiy I actually do believe in God, but I've got to agree with you guys there. These arguments are so disorderly and filled with logical fallacies that it really isn't going anywhere.
David Joanisse
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October 2, 2011
I have heard Muslim women say that Islam means "peace" while men will tell you that it means "submission." I guess it all depends on who you talk to you. You don't find very many women in burqas strapping bombs to themselves and blowing themselves up in public places. Usually, female suicide bombers are forced to do it after they have been accused of something like adultery or lesbianism. I think the West needs to know that the majority of Muslims believe in God but are more concerned with day-to-day affairs rather than waging Jihad against the West.
Anni Talysh
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October 3, 2011
The word "Islam" means 'submission to peace'. The phrase Allahu Akbar is, also, commonly mistranslated as meaning God is great (which God is). But, actually, "Allahu Akbar" translates directly to "God is Greater". Hopefully that clears up some confusion. And, yes, you are correct. More than the vast majority of Muslims are not waging "Jihad" against anyone. Jihad, in its greatest and most used sense, is the struggle to master one's own desires, prejudices, etc. It's about the inner struggle of bettering oneself. It's as sickening for most every Muslim as it is for non-Muslims to hear of people who are so brainwashed by their religious beliefs that they believe God wants them to hurt or kill anyone. Unfortunately, extremists can be found within every form of belief. No one wants to see it associated with their faith. I can only hope that the majority of non-Muslims see through the lies perpetrated by "documentaries" such as the one here. It's important to discern the source of this type of material and the motivation of the people behind it. Many people of questionable character have been voted in and kept in power by keeping the general public in a state of fear and confusion. I hate all of this propaganda crap that wants people to think Muslims are against "the West". It would be laughable if there weren't so many people that believe these shows. As though Muslims are sitting around planning attacks. These people are certainly making huge amounts of money by spreading this anti-Islamic rhetoric. Sadly, I've come to the conclusion that some people want to think the worst of Muslims. I only wish those people would take the chance to actually get to know a Muslim.
Pedro Rabaçal
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October 14, 2011
Safiana Talysh Islam means "submission". Submission to God. Not submission to peace: you made it up or you believed too much in some guy who made up that lame translation.
Anni Talysh
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October 14, 2011
Pedro Rabaçal The word Islam translates into 'submission to peace'. True, many equate peace with God.
Pedro Rabaçal
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October 15, 2011
Safiana Talysh Sorry, it translates to "submission" (to Allah`s will). I heard lots of muslims saying what islam means and you seem to be the only 1 who knows better than them that it means "submission to peace"... And amazing how islam only stop meaning "submission" according to theologians AFTER 9/11...
Barry Markowitz
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October 2, 2011
Come on folks..Same crap in each religion..Maybe the Jews have been more passive thru history but same ol same ol..The only difference is that the Arabs still hot headed and living a bit in the past...Aside from the fact that All their leaders have been screwing them for centuries..Sad but true...People leading them are and will be always content to let them go to the grave with shit the same ol same ol forever...
Rene Kelley
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October 2, 2011
I am Gentile. Christ died for everyone. depart from your old ways and receive the will of God through His Son. You may have forgivness of sins and live anew. The past will be forgotten So you don't look back God won't. How awesome is that.
Rico Angel
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October 2, 2011
Take a Look Around.... Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and they are whining about Iran already.
Lorraine Luntsford
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October 1, 2011
actually, the OT is a series of documents, and is part of the Jewish religious texts. the OT has NOTHING to do with Christianity. The only thing linking Jesus to the OT, is the fact that Jesus was a Jew and the OT was part of his cultural history and belief system. But the bible says that Jesus came to bring a new covenant between man and god, and christians are supposed to follow his teachings, not those of the older beliefs. But yeah, there was a time when Christianity (Roman Catholic) sought to wipe out not only other faiths, but other sects of Christianity as well. But that's in the past, the very distant past now, and that's where that kind of thinking belongs... no matter what the faith.
Gene Richards
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May 7, 2012
What I find comical is that Jews and Arabs are related through the 12 tribes of Isreal, yet they hate each other, they are blood of your blood.
Gene Richards
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June 7, 2012
Alex...dear Lord, do you not understand that Jesus was born Jewish...by acknowledging Christ as the son of God makes you Christian, it's not a race or a birth right, no one was a christian before Christ.....my God the complete lack of any form of sense amongst people is amazing to me.
Mark Johnson
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October 1, 2011
West has ALWAYS been critical of Islam since the days of Crusade. If you recall first Crusade the western mighty troops slaughtered thousands of innocent people. West world always viewed color people as "inferior" and still implicitly views them as inferior. Any small act of protection performed by the Prophet is viewed as terrorism not protectionism. While it was viewed as one when States blew cities up with 2 atom bombs (3 did not explode). West has always viewed Arabs as bloodthirsty people and any small act of protectionism is viewed as aggression. If Islam is extremely anti other religion , then how come many Jews thrived during Spanish Moor kingdom, millions of Hindus still exist in India while many First nation people were systematically slaughtered during Spanish invation led by famous Columbus. These kind of documentary one must remind the maker "one must not throw stones at others when your house is made of glass".
Pedro Rabaçal
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October 2, 2011
Frankie Allan Another word for them would be blabbermouths, because they just talk.
Louise Layne
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October 4, 2011
Frankie Allan my sentiments exactly. people like sean penn and michial moore. love to slam this great country but I see they still reside here. may god bless each of you that stands up for our country and our god.
Mark Johnson
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October 10, 2011
Frankie Allan Nobody is slamming the great country there is no black and white. You cannot ignore the imperialist past where so much wrong has been done. You are commenting like one of my acquaintance who mentioned "blacks are inferior race just see how most of African countries are poor and corrupt" now if you analyze the history of Africa you will notice most are poor not because the do not have resources but because most leaders are corrupt looting the country and yes imperialist countries like France and Britain are quite happy with that because they have to deal with one political person to get contract for oil and other resources. Similar case with Islam, the religion like any other Judaism and Christianity originated from Middle east. If you read the history there is lack of leadership and most leaders in Muslim countires are corrupt after post colonial era which is holding back improvements which is changing recently, revolution in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya etc... If you think Muslims hate west then do rough calculation. There are 1.5 billion Muslims, if just 1% of Muslims wanted to destroy West that makes 15 million. You know what happens when 15 million make their mind to destroy something? Why should for somebody .01% rest of the population has to be blamed? "Guilt by association" is wrong and one has to analyze the cause and the effect. I am saying because like you I once thought Islam is the cause" It is only after some years of research and visiting many Muslim countries I realized the truth.
Fabiha Hannan
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October 14, 2011
Frankie Allan People don't come to the United States for the religion -- they come for the government. People don't leave their previous countries for the religion -- it's because of the government. It's obvious that if it was because of the religion, they wouldn't be in a predominantly Christian country as you said. It's not the Muslims residents or citizens against the U.S., it's those terrorists that claim they're Muslims. Louise Layne mentioned "sean penn and michial moore", so it's not necessarily Muslims who are critical of the U.S., yet you scapegoat one type of people
Cindy Cheely
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October 1, 2011
It was easier to lie to the people of the world before the use of the Internet, wasn't it? Now information can travel around the world in seconds and we can SEE peaceful Muslims stoning 14 yr old girls who looked at the wrong boy or was seen in public with a boy who wasn't in her family.. darn the interwebs!
Pedro Rabaçal
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October 1, 2011
Unfortunantly, net made easir to spread lies... Look Libya: lots of anti-americans with delusions of saving the earth" praise khadafi and curse Nato for supporting rebels against that evil dictator. They use links to prove it. Links with claims or poor quality videos (content included) to prove that Khadafi is good and Nato is bad (too bad those last rate "anti-US imperialism" suck at their propaganda). PS: I was convert to pisslam years ago, so I support Islam critics.
Cindy Cheely
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October 1, 2011
Pedro Rabaçal I'm not really sure what your point does to counter what I said.. Beheadings and stonings are not Lies. The Muslims who come to America might be running from their own religion, but all they are doing is becoming Infidels like I am proud to be. Because ISLAM is NOT a religion of Peace. And when the shit hits the fan here in America, and those peaceful Muslims are told they must make a choice, I don't know that they would stand against the Khalifa..
Pedro Rabaçal
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October 2, 2011
Cindy Bur Cheely I am not countering you. I support you. I am just saying internet spread lies against the facts you described. There are many simpletons who say only few occasional people are killed by sharia laws. Thats a lie. But many simpletons and frauds support that no matter how baseless that claim is. I agree with what you said. And, Cindy, I know islam since a child, including its texts, islamic or apologists. But islam, a 1300 year old faith, only got nickname of "religion of peace" AFTER 9/11, 10 years ago... Revealing huh?... (sick losers mussies are. And I was one...).
Cindy Cheely
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October 1, 2011
Seems to me that the ideology of Islam must use coercion, threats of violence and beheadings to keep its people In Line, in their 'faith.' I was always taught that religion was a CHOICE of belief. So explain the Christian pastor in IRAN who is fighting for his life now because he refuses to recant Christianity? Apologize for choosing Christianity or the peaceful Muslims will kill you. Sorry, you're not fooling me.
Riyadh Booz
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October 1, 2011
Killing inocent people is terrorism , we all agree on that. I wonder what the west excuse for the drone bombs that's killing hundreds of innocents or the slaughter in Oslo...infortuntly it's considered heroism. People of the book ( Jews , Christian and Muslims ) lived in Jerusalem in peace for more than 1400 years and every time the west get involved , millions of innocent people loose their lives. The only way to achieve peace , is by getting the f... Out of there. But how can we , we're just too greedy.
Pedro Rabaçal
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October 3, 2011
Please can you tell who considered "heroism" the bombing in Oslo. I never heard of any human being saying that. Nor muslim nor athesit nor christian... And if you study muslim history you would know that muslim world was full of civil wars, muslim nations fighting each other, cruel monarchs etc. Crusaders conquered muslim land and lasted 2 centuries because of such conflitcs. Keep regreting the end of your lost paradise which never existed. And didnt muslims invaded Europe in the past like ottomans?...
Karen Taylor
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October 16, 2011
Paul Fregosi in his book Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries calls Islamic Jihad “the most unrecorded and disregarded major event of history. It has, in fact, been largely ignored,” although it has been a fact of life in Europe, Asia and Africa for almost 1400 years. As Fregosi says, “Western colonization of nearby Muslim lands lasted 130 years, from the 1830s to the 1960s. Muslim colonization of nearby European lands lasted 1300 years, from the 600s to the mid-1960s. Yet, strangely, it is the Muslims…who are the most bitter about colonialism and the humiliations to which they have been subjected; and it is the Europeans who harbor the shame and the guilt. It should be the other way around.” http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Jihad-in-the-West/Paul-Fregosi/e/9781573922470/
Elizabeth Waters
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October 1, 2011
It is very interesting to me that this video presentation is so one sided. Where are the scholars of Islam to counter the lies of these people. They are actually supporting the the extremists of Islam. The reality is that Islam is a peaceful religion, but instead of telling the people what the message of Islam is, the video is presented for only one reason. For anyone who wants to know the truth, visit www.islam-guide.com.
Elizabeth Waters
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October 1, 2011
It is very interesting to me that this video presentation is so one sided. Where are the scholars of Islam to counter the lies of these people. They are actually supporting the the extremists of Islam. The reality is that Islam is a peaceful religion, but instead of telling the people what the message of Islam is, the video is presented for only one reason. For anyone who wants to know the truth, visit www.islam-guide.com.
Brent Kline
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October 4, 2011
please read surrah 8. thats all ill say about the teachings of peace
Catrina Ashbourne
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October 5, 2011
Yes, Elizabeth, where ARE the scholars of Islam? Why are the leaders and scholars not the first ones to stand up and cry out against the violence the extremists inflict upon the innocent? Why are they so quiet? Are they afraid .. or is their silence implying consent?
Ahmad Shreidi
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October 5, 2011
win2kwire Dude do you even know what you are talking about, the koran does exactly the opposite then condone using force to spread Islam, its one of the most forbidden things you can do is force someone to become muslim, if you think that muslims dont stand up or care about what radicals have done to america and the world then you are so wrong, i am US citizen but because of my dads job i now live in Qatar and we have a moment of silence on 9/11 during school and it is mentioned in the news papers how can you be so naive to think anyone or any religion would condone acts of terrorism, why does everyone have to act self-righteous whenever the topic is about Islam, violence has no religion and the points you guys keep making and the "evidence" you guys keep bringing up is so twisted and invalid, i'm 16 and i know better then y'all why don't you guys just respect the fact that Muslims are human too we have a moral code and that our lives don't just revolve around white people and convoluted to destroy them, stop being so self-righteous and just be respectful man.
Ahmad Shreidi
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October 5, 2011
win2kwire and you are against females too? dude why are you so full of hate towards everything you think is below you??
Arthur Cooper
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October 5, 2011
Brent Kline You have hit the nail on the head. There are more verses but your astute knowledge suffice to say, leads you onto a path of wisdom and understanding. Good post!
Jay Armstrong
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October 5, 2011
Catrina Ashbourne A number of Islamic leaders both in the United States and abroad have condemned the terrorist attacks. The News Hour on PBS has had several stories about them, but the rest of the media (in particular FOX) have not covered this.
Jay Armstrong
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October 5, 2011
win2kwire There are a number of American service people who follow Islam and are fighting to defend your freedoms. There are also a large number of Christian and Jews living in countries such as Indonesia who are not forced to convert. I have personally known a number of Muslims who have never given me any pressure to convert. Christians on the other hand have told me many times I am going to hell, that I was a sinner, and that I was evil. Not once has a "moderate" Christian around me stopped them.
Kurt Francis
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September 30, 2011
The same could be said of Christianity, particularly in the case of the Old Testament. Not that Christianity's blood thirst in any way justifies it in any other religion, mind you. I'd say the Crusades qualify as "organized warfare."
Kurt Francis
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September 30, 2011
The same could be said of Christianity, particularly in the case of the Old Testament. Not that Christianity's blood thirst in any way justifies it in any other religion, mind you. I'd say the Crusades qualify as "organized warfare."
Elenora Asbury
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October 1, 2011
Mr. Francis comment seems to me to smack of shallow platitudes circulated for years but without substance. First the Old Testament is a document that does not bear the weight of the New Testament in Christianity. It never has since the days of St. Paul. Early Christians sought Christ in the Old Testament and found him foreshadowed there but regarded the ministry of Jesus and the dawning of the New Covenant as a brake from the Old Testament law. Christians were pacifists for the first 300 years as they modeled the life of Christ. If Mr. Francis needs to reach back 2500 years to find a "bloody religion" I suggest he review more current history, the last 250 years or better still the last 50 and identify the blood thirst there. I have been a Christian for 55 years and I see blood shed inflicted on Christians but I don't see their bloody retaliation. I do see the bloodshed of the atheist world in the hands of Stalin, Linnen, Pol Pot, and Hitler and I see the blood lust of Islam from the life of Mohammed onward. I see there slaughter of Christians in their countries but no slaughter of Muslims in the Chrsitian world. If Mr. Francis wants to bring up the Crusades, I would refer him to Rodney Stark's book "God's Battalions" (Baylor) for a true account of the situation. The reason we speak English today instead of Pharsi, is because of the Crusades which saved Europe from annihilation. You must ask yourself why was Islam in Jerusalem and Spain and France and Constantinople?? Because Europe had been under attack for centuries and they finally responded because pilgrims to Israel were being attached and killed. I am grateful for Normandy and I am grateful for the Crusades.
Pedro Rabaçal
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October 1, 2011
Your comment makes sense: "how dare to complain about the 16 shiites killed by sunni terrorists this week! You Christians killed many muslims in crusades which were over more than 700 years ago!" Looots of sense...
Rob Bloodgood
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October 2, 2011
In the Old Testament, the violence was commanded against the Hittites, Hivites, Perishites, Jebusites, and a couple other tribes whose names I forget right now. And that's it. Which one are you? Oh that's right, you're not any of them. In the Quran, the verse of the sword says, "Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them." You don't find Jewish terrorists plotting to blow up the White House (or whatever!!) and then quoting the Bible to justify their actions. You DO find Muslim terrorists blowing up buildings, people, and themselves, and always quoting the Quran (or Hadith) to justify their actions. Over 10,000 times since 9/11/2001. All over the world. And for the record, the Crusades didn't start until the Muslim conquests had already slaughtered millions of christians in the process of conquering most of the real estate that had belonged to the Byzantine (christian) empire.
Riyadh Booz
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October 3, 2011
Frankie Allan If you give any proof that the USA, England or any other could change that I'am all ears. That is a very internal problem , sooner or later they'll figure it out .
Musa Hasan
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October 4, 2011
Elenora Asbury: firstly you can't believe in the new testament without believing in the old. Jesus says himsefl I have come to fulfill the law of moses: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished” (Matthew 5:17-18). Secondly: to understand the pass you must understand the present and at present Christians are responsible for atleast 95% of the evil on this planet starting with the indian wars and how the Christians broke treaty after treaty after treaty, then the killing and raping of millions and millions of Africans and enslaving them. Who dropped bombs on Hiroshima the Christians, Who started the Tuskegee Syphilis Study? The Christians, who has invaded almost every country on this planet: the Christians: And if you say Christians had just cause I must ask what was the cause of Vietnam, What was the cause of droping the bomb on Hiroshima after they surrendered. Even today why is America surrounding China as we speak: Your understanding is flawed and I understand why: becuase all of you information is from people who feel the same as you. For example If I ask you what kind of man was Richard the Lion heart: you would prob. Say man of God. I would say He is far from it with all of the innocent people women and children along with his many unfaithful women. The same will be said about King James but his love for young boys will rarely come to light: the same will be said of Martin Luther King: men of God don't cheat on their wives and in Dr. Kings case with White women: The fact is this Christanity is in the same form it has been in for years but worse: The way things are now are directly correlated to how things have always been. So if you know of some Good Christians unlike the KKK, or the Senators who are sleeping around, or the lust for power and the fake wars or priest who don't like boys and etc. I bet you will immediately dissassociate Christanity with any of these things but you will be so quick to associated Islam with the evil of Bombing? You should think about why you feel this way and then try getting information from other sources. Education is the Key...
Ed Preston
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October 4, 2011
Oh Kurt.. if dynamite were brains, could you blow that hat off? Need we remind you that Christianity appeared centuries *after* the Old Testament was written, so it's worse than illogical to use it to label Christianity as 'bloodthirsty'.
Frank Nau
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October 4, 2011
Musa Ali Hasan Correction, Japan surrendered after the bombs were dropped. All religion is broken today, find one that is not. -Frank
Musa Hasan
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October 4, 2011
Frank Laurence Nau I know it seems implausible that a government such as ours could do such a a thing bu tOn March 9 and 10, 1945, 325 B-29s had burned thirty-five square miles of Tokyo, leaving more than one hundred thousand Japanese dead in the ensuing firestorm. Of Japan's 66 biggest cities, 59 had been mostly destroyed. 178 square miles of urban dwellings had been burned, 500,000 died in the fires, and now twenty million Japanese were homeless. Only four cities had not been destroyed; Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata, and Nagasaki. Their inhabitants had no inkling that they had been saved as target cities for the experimental atomic bomb. Maj. Gen. Leslie Groves, at Bernard Baruch's insistence, had demanded that Kyoto be the initial target of the bomb. Secretary of War Stimson objected, saying that as the ancient capital of Japan, the city of Kyoto had hundreds of historic wooden temples, and no military targets. The Jews wanted to destroy it precisely because of its great cultural importance to the Japanese people.Becuase of Japan's condition they tried on several occasions not just one to surrender. Don't take my word for it Look it up. You will find several articles and journals as wells as US documents stating the above. Now as far as religion is concerned by far Islam is a perfect religion when practiced in the way that Prophet Muhammad, Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Noah, many, many others taught. Every one understands God exist or at least intelligent design: Most people that is. They find problems with religion not in the religion but in how the people practice it. But when Islam is practiced in all forms ranging from the economic to the marriage you will find perfection. To understand the religion you must obtain knowledge. If I asked you to explain some of Shakespeare's plays you would have a hard time and he wrote them in english. So you would have to study not read but study and examine the documents in order to fully understand the purpose. How much more so the Quran which was reveal in Arabic and translated. Can you tell me why Islam is not perfect using verses out of the Quran and authenticated hadith?
Jason Bentley
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October 4, 2011
Musa Ali Hasan Wow. . .