The Rising Tide of Islamaphobia in the U.S.

I’m watching with some dismay the takeover of Europe by Islam. But I’ve always maintained that you’ll never see the same thing happen in the U.S. because fundamentalist Christians would never stand for it.

In that vein, this week we have the news that an Islamic Relations Center had stones thrown at it, breaking windows, etc.

Just a short little article, a paragraph but the two sentences that makes me laugh are these:

The council is a non-violent social service agency and advocacy group for Muslims with branches in many major U.S. cities. It works to improve relations between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Well maybe that last. It works to improve relations between Muslims and non-Muslims? I mention this much to my chagrin but in their own book it instructs them to kill the infidel. How do they reconcile that?

4 thoughts on “The Rising Tide of Islamaphobia in the U.S.

  1. “I mention this much to my chagrin but in their own book it instructs them to kill the infidel.”

    Then again, so does the Bible:

    Exodus 22:20
    20 “Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.

    Deuteronomy 13:13-19
    13 that troublemakers have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods you have not known), 14 then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you, 15 you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. You must destroy it completely,[a] both its people and its livestock. 16 You are to gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town is to remain a ruin forever, never to be rebuilt, 17 and none of the condemned things[b] are to be found in your hands. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger, will show you mercy, and will have compassion on you. He will increase your numbers, as he promised on oath to your ancestors— 18 because you obey the LORD your God by keeping all his commands that I am giving you today and doing what is right in his eyes.

    2 Chronicles 15:12-13
    12 They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul. 13 All who would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.

    There are more, of course.

    1. Of course I’m aware of those passages. It’s just that most mainline Christians don’t subscribe to it. So too most mainline Muslims. But it’s the radicals that need to be eradicated.

  2. I thought Muslims, Christians, and Jews all worship the same God. Wouldn’t that mean Buffy’s references do not apply to Muslims? Muslims don’t worship “any god other than the LORD”, do they?

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