It’s misleading to call Islam a religion. While Islam, literally translated, means “submission” [to Allah—or death], it’s very much a political ideology.
The Qur’an, Hadith, and the Sunnah all clearly articulate Islam’s goal to implement worldwide totalitarian rule through implementing Shari’a Law.
This is why President Obama’s White House Homeland Security advisor Mohamed Elibiary (a Muslim Brotherhood member) asserts, “America is an Islamic country” with an “Islamic Compliant Constitution.” He views America within what will soon be a Muslim majority world.
This is why Obama’s close friend, Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR (Council on America-Islamic Relations), says, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest authority in America.”
The political ideology of Islam is why many Islamists work in the Obama Administration. Two notables are Mohamed Magid, a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Board (Magid is president of the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA, founded by the Muslim Brotherhood]), and Louay Safi, the Pentagon’s Muslim military chaplain (and ISNA’s Director of Leadership Development).
This is also why the Muslim Brotherhood recently announced it is creating a political party to engage Muslims in U.S. politics and has attempted to add Shari’a Law to each U.S. state constitution.
Muhammad explicitly states that no Muslim can alter or ignore any part of his clear and direct commands in the Qur’an, throughout which he refers interchangeably to Islam and Shari’a Law. They are one in the same. Islam’s totalitarian political ideology specifies a mandatory legal system to oversee all areas of society.
Islam orders “religious worship,” financial transactions and contracts, morality, philosophical and other beliefs, and criminal and civil law. Islamic Shari’a Councils exist throughout European societies to institutionalize and regulate honor killings, child marriage and domestic violence. Child marriage is more than accepted because Muhammad, when in his fifties, added to his many wives by marrying six-year old Aisha, with whom he consummated his marriage to her when she was nine years old. (Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 7, Book 62, Number 64, 65, 88; Volume 5, Book 58, Number 236)
Islamic law rejects every aspect of western law. Drinkers, gamblers, and unmarried sexual partners must be whipped; all gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people are to be executed. Free speech, freedom of the press, freedom to worship or not worship, do not exist in Islam.
As Belgian leader Abu Imran explains, “democracy is the opposite of Islam. A Muslim who supports democracy is equivalent to a Jewish Muslim. It’s impossible to be both Jewish and Muslim and impossible to be a Muslim against Shari’a.” It is a Muslim’s duty to transform all governments to Shari’a Law.
The Qur’an, written over the course of Muhammad’s lifetime, instructs violence. The passages written later in his life are understood to supersede the earlier written passages. Because the “peaceful” or “tolerant” passages were written first and the violent and “intolerant” passages were written later, the latter are prioritized.
Muhammad commands in the Qur’an 9:29:
Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger [Muhammad] have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth [Islam], out of those who have been give the Book [the Bible, given to Christian and Jews], until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of [Muslim] superiority and they [Christians and Jews] are in a state of subjection [dhimmitude, i.e. third-class legal status for non-Muslims].
Like ISIS, Muhammad was barbarically violent. The earliest, most comprehensive, and widely respected biography about Muhammad, written by Ibn Ishaq, Sira of Ibn Ishaq, reveals that Muhammad and his followers were brutally and mercilessly violent.
Ishaq describes one of Muhammad’s first acts, ordering the torture and beheading of a man Kinana b. al-Rabi’ to take his gold. After he stole al-Rabi’s wealth, he killed him, and took his new widow Safiya to consummate his marriage to her (English transl. p. 511-517).
The Hadith tells of Muhammad’s soldiers who raped “some excellent Arab women” because they “were suffering from the absence of [their] wives.” Muhammad told them it didn’t matter if they practiced ‘azl because “every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born” (Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3371).
Ishaq writes that Muhammad warned, “if you do not follow him [Allah] you will be slaughtered, and when you are raised from the dead you will be burned in the fire of hell” (English transl. p. 222). (Sunan Abu-Dawud Book 38, Number 4348; Sahih al-Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57).
This is why those who reject or leave Islam are “liable to be killed,” beaten, stomped on, stabbed, burned, imprisoned, and killed.
In fact, the majority of Muslims surveyed in a 2010 Pew Research poll support the death penalty in their country for those who leave Islam. The Qur’an orders death for anyone who criticizes Muhammad, Allah, and the Qur’an.
Following the Qur’an led to the beheading an Oklahoma woman because she rejected Islam. Both a Harvard Chaplain who supports death to non-Muslims and the Ground Zero Imam who openly claims those who leave Islam should be imprisoned, follow the Qur’an.
Following the Qur’an has resulted in Muslims killing more than 3,000 Americans on American soil in more than 75 terrorist attacks over the last 40 years. Not to mention the hundreds of millions of women, children and blacks enslaved in 57 Islamic countries.
Muslims who claim Islam is peaceful are following taqqiya, Qur’an-instructed deceit, or are not Muslims at all. As Abu Ad-Darda, Muhammad’s companion explained, “we can smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.” And the Qur’an 3:185 states, “The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception.”
Any reference to peace in Islam only means the world will be at peace when every country is Shari’a ruled. Obama supports this goal in both word and deed. He has said and written, “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” and “I will stand with the Muslims if the Political Wind shifts in an ugly direction.”
Bethany Blankley worked in politics for over ten years, on Capitol Hill for four U.S. Senators and one U.S. Congressman, and in New York for a former governor. She also previously taught at the New York School of the Bible and worked with several non-profits. She earned her masters degree in theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and her bachelors degree in politics from the University of Maryland. She is a political analyst for Fox News Radio, and she has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. Follow her: @BethanyBlankley http://www.bethanyblankley.com