Let Us Face The Truth

A quote found in “The Quotable Atheist” a book authored by Jack Huberman. The quote is by Ibn Warraq, a pseudonym by the real author to preserve his life as he is an escapee from Islam.

“Let us face the truth…. Islam divides the world in two; Dar-ul Harb [land of war] and Dar-ul Islam [land of Islam]. Dar-ul Harb is the land of the infidels. Muslims are required to infiltrate those lands, proselytize, procreate until their numbers increase, and then start the war… impose islam… and convert that land into Dar-ul Islam… And when the ignorant among us read those hate-laden verses, they act on them and the result is September 11, human bombs in Israel, massacres in East Timor and Bangladesh, kidnappings and killings in the Philipines, slavery in the Sudan, honor killings in Pakistan and Jordan, torture in Iran, stoning and maiming in Afghanistan and Iran, violence in Algeria, terrorism in Palestine and misery and death in every Islamic country…. It is not the extremists who have misunderstood Islam. They do literally what the Qur’an asks them to do. It is we who misunderstand Islam.”

Questions arise….

1. Should a belief system which does not tolerate, will not change and then tolerate, be tolerated?

2. With the exception of a couple of centuries or so, how does the Christian faith differ?

3. How is it different when Christian missionaries today go into foreign lands, proselytize, generating bigotry and division among the peoples, from what the ‘missionaries’ of Islam are doing here and other western oriented societies?

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