By Pearl Fuhr

Today, there are 800 million followers of Islam worldwide with it's most rapid growth in Europe, Africa and America. The movement, aggressive and often violent, teaches that if someone will not willingly convert, they must eventually be eliminated. This movement boldly demands the death of all who would oppose it.

Islam invaded our shores under the protection of freedom of religion, and is spreading in every direction thanks to our advanced media, taking advantage of people's lack of knowledge of the Arabic language and Islamic history. Islam, however, is more than a religion; it is a comprehensive way of life. Those who defend Islam claim that Muslims desire to live peacefully with all men, yet the facts of history prove that if and when Muslims gain control they will fight and even kill in order to eliminate all opposition to Islam.

The Quran and the Hadeeth, Muslims' holy books, contain the religious, social, civil, commercial, military, and legal codes for Muslims. What many people do not realize is that the teachings of Islam are not just ethical guidelines; they are binding laws with severe punishments attached to them that range from public whipping to chopping off of body parts and beheading.

In the hands of extremists, this type of law once established inevitably leads to gross abuse and oppression. As in most countries where the Islamic code of law is enforced, the average citizen suffers while the crimes and hypocrisy of the wealthy and those in power go unpunished.

The most alarming thing about Islam is that if it becomes powerful enough, the option for those under its control wouldn't be whether to accept Islam or reject it. It would be, rather, whether to accept Islam or, at best, become second class citizens, at worst face DEATH. Allah's instructions are clear:

"Fight and slay the pagans (non-Muslims) wherever you find them." (Surah 9:5)

According to the Quran there shouldn't be another religion besides Islam in an Islamic country: "If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him; and in the hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost." (Surah 3:85)

Then there are suggest that Islam speaks good about "People of the Book" (Jews). Well, not good enough. Read on: "Fight those who believe not in God nor the last day... nor acknowledge the religion of truth, and fight people of the book, until they pay Jizya (penalty tax) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." (Surah 9:29)

This quote is just one of many in reference to how the People of the Book should be treated and regarded. Muslims have been using the power of terror throughout history, following Allah's instructions on how to deal with the infidels:

"..Strike terror [into the hearts of] the enemies of God and your enemies."(Surah 8:60)

And cannot this all be verified? Consider the following:

*In the United States, where these acts have just begun, Muslims bombed the World Trade Center, and conspired to blow up other important buildings and commuter tunnels. Before that, they held Americans hostage in Iran and in Lebanon.

*In southern Sudan, Muslims have destroyed whole villages, killing thousands of Christians, after they crucified their leaders before their eyes.

*In Uganda, Idi Amin slaughtered 300,000 of his people, mostly Christians, after he embraced Islam.

*In Nigeria, Christians are being beaten, imprisoned, and killed by Muslims. Converting to Islam is seen as an easy way out.

*In Egypt, 12 million Christian Copts, the original Egyptians, face annihilation.

*In the lands where Christianity was born, Jordan, the West Bank, Syria and Turkey, Christianity is vanishing. If this trend continues, Christianity will disappear from that area within a few years.

*In 1974 Turkey invaded the northern part of Cyprus, pushing some 200,000 Christian Cypriots toward the south.

*At the start of World War I, Muslim Turks massacred over 1.5 million Armenian Christians for no apparent reason other than being Christian.

Those who have lived in countries under Islamic domination know how bad it can get. Those who can leave their motherlands, fleeing Islamic persecution. The threat of Islam is real. Don't by deceived by it's propaganda. Reject its regressive teachings and uphold your own values and ideals.

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