The more I read about Mohammed and his Islam, the more one realizes that since Mohammed thought it up, Islam has in fact been at war with the entire world.
If we look at some quotes from notable figures in history, they all seem to say the same things. A couple weeks ago I quoted former President John Quincy Adams who was the 6th President . A single line says it all that President Adams highlighted himself, "THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE."* That comes out when we read what was said from Mohammed's time (600s' AD) through history to current times.
Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (1805 – 1859) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. "I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. As far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself."*
Antony Garrard Newton Flew (1923 – 2010) was a British philosopher. He said, "I would never regard Islam with anything but horror and fear because it is fundamentally committed to conquering the world for Islam... it is, I think, best described in a Marxian way as the uniting and justifying ideology of Arab imperialism. Between the New Testament and the Qur'an there is (as it is customary to say when making such comparisons) no comparison. Whereas markets can be found for books on reading the Bible as literature, to read the Qur'an is a penance rather than a pleasure. There is no order or development in its subject matter.... The Prophet, though gifted in the arts of persuasion and clearly a considerable military leader, was both doubtfully literate and certainly ill-informed about the contents of the Old Testament and about several matters of which God, if not even the least informed of the Prophet's contemporaries, must have been cognizant... one thing I'll say in this comparison is that, for goodness sake, Jesus is an enormously attractive charismatic figure, which the Prophet of Islam most emphatically is not. The Koran calls for belief and consequent obedience. It is, surely, calculated to inspire fear, indeed abject terror, rather than love."*
Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 – 1755), was a French social commentator and political thinker. His take on Islam is the same, "It is a misfortune to human nature, when religion is given by a conqueror. The Mahometan religion, which speaks only by the sword, acts still upon men with that destructive spirit with which it was founded.*
David B. Cook is a religious scholar and author from Rice University in Houston with a focus on Islamic history and Muslim apocalyptic literature. "There is no lack of evidence concerning the Muslim practice of jihad. The classical and modern works on the subject are voluminous, and they are documented by an examination of Muslim actions as recorded by historians. There can be no reasonable doubt that jihad is a major theme running through the entirety of Muslim civilization and is at least one of the major factors in the astounding success of the faith of Islam In reading Muslim literature -- both contemporary and classical -- one can see that the evidence for the primacy of spiritual jihad is negligible. Today it is certain that no Muslim, writing in a non-Western language (such as Arabic, Persian, Urdu), would ever make claims that jihad is primarily nonviolent or has been superseded by the spiritual jihad. Such claims are made solely by Western scholars, primarily those who study Sufism and/or work in interfaith dialogue, and by Muslim apologists who are trying to present Islam in the most innocuous manner possible....after surveying the evidence from classical until contemporary times, one must conclude that today's jihad movements are as legitimate as any that have ever existed in classical Islam... In short, although the actions of many of these groups may disgust many Muslims, as far as their conduct of jihad, they fall within the limits set by classical and contemporary Muslim law."*
As one can clearly see even if you research back to life in Mohammed's times, there is little doubt that Islam always has been a non peaceful, violent, war like ideology whose sole purpose is to conquer the world and spread death to Unbelievers, force women into submissive status, accumulate wealth by any means, they call tax.
And those of you who think there was a piety with Mohammed need to read this as Mohammed's taking of a 7 year old "wife" and his affliction with female children is well documented in history. Simon Ockley (1678 – 1720) was chosen Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University in 1711. He was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, and graduated B.A. in 1697, MA. in 1701, and B.D. in 1710. "An Arabian author cited by Maracci says that Abubeker was very averse to the giving him his daughter [Ayesha, who was then but seven years old] so young, but that Mohammed pretended a divine command for it; whereupon he sent her to him with a basket of dates, and when the girl was alone with him, he stretched out his blessed hand (these are the author's words), and rudely took hold of her clothes; upon which she looked fiercely at him, and said, "People call you the faithful man but your behaviour to me shows you are a perfidious one." And with these words she got out of his hands, and, composing her clothes, went and complained to her father. The old gentleman, to calm her resentment, told her she was new betrothed to Mohammed, and that made him take liberties with her, as if she had been his wife."*
Keeping in mind that Mohammed wrote the Koran by which modern day Muslims live, it is easy to see why we are at war with Islam even if Obama and some others either won't admit it or refuse to accept it. The asterisk quotes come from WikiIslam which also breaks down the quotes to very specific references. Look it up, there many more extremely upsetting quotes and the closer we get to quotes from people who were around during the 600s AD , the more upsetting they are.
Islam is peaceful? In what lifetime?