Tuesday, March 28, 2006

IBD: Islam a Religion of Peace? 

Wow! This editorial in Investors Business Daily is going to get a LOT of press in the Blogosphere, especially since Charles Johnson has posted on it.

The piece advises CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) that now is a good time to answer some questions about Islam. Some examples (numbers in parentheses refer to Surahs and verses of the Koran):
Is Islam the only religion with a doctrine, theology and legal system that mandates warfare against unbelievers?

Does Islam advocate expansion by force? And is the final command of jihad, as revealed to Muhammad in the Quran, to conquer the world in the name of Islam (9:29)?

Is Islam the only religion that does not teach the Golden Rule (48:29)? Does the Quran instead teach violence and hatred against non-Muslims, specifically Jews and Christians (5:50)?

Along with Charles, I'm glad that mainstream media (I don't think IBD necessarily qualifies as "lamestream media") is finally asking this kind of quesions. They are pertinent questions, indeed, and ones that non-Muslims absolutely need to know the answers to.

I'm waiting ....

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