Islam: What the West Needs To Know

1hr 38min | 2007
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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Topics: Islam, Koran, Religion, Middle East, Stereotype, America, Democracy, War On Terror
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maryanne rice
maryanne rice
March 21, 2014
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d80zoom .
d80zoom .
October 20, 2013
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Valerie Drayton
Valerie Drayton
October 8, 2013
D
david neel
david neel
September 8, 2013
B
Very Interesting
Aaron Munoz
Aaron Munoz
September 5, 2013
B+
Great information. It's not very visual but very well put together.
Brenon Conn
Brenon Conn
September 1, 2013
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Alex Pieske
Alex Pieske
July 26, 2013
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BILL WAYNE RHODES
BILL WAYNE RHODES
July 14, 2013
C
David Menasco
David Menasco
October 2, 2011
There are no excuses for mayhem and murder.
David Menasco
David Menasco
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
Suzanne Spinelli
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
Arthur Cooper
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
Denise Ferguson
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
Rashidul Hasib
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
Maximus Prime
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
Dave Stone
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
Greg Travers
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
Fabiha Hannan
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.