Islam’s Monstrous Influence is Spreading – is America Next?

While America was celebrating Mother’s Day to remember, honor and thank their mothers and grandmothers, we were all reminded of the horror, tragedy and sadness of the distraught Nigerian mothers whose 300 young Christian girls were kidnapped last month.

The terrorized girls are being held captive by the Muslim jihad group Borko Haram (meaning “Western Education Is Sinful”) who have proclaimed they are doing so in the name of Allah. (Qur’an 3:151 “We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve…”)

Abubakar Shekau also claims many of the girls (at least 100 seen on video) have already converted to Islam (which may in fact be beneficial only in so far as sparing them of the fate as a sex slave, but not as being married off as wives).  Those who do not convert could find themselves either murdered or as slaves.

boko haramAppearing in combat fatigues Abubakar Shekau said “I abducted your girls,” and “I will sell them in the market, by Allah.  I will marry off a woman at the age of 12. I will marry off a girl at the age of nine.” And no wonder, Muhammad took a wife at the age of six and consummated that marriage at the age of nine.  Abubakar is just following the “perfect” example of the prophet Muhammad.

Abubakar Shekau and millions like him would dispute any western claims that their actions are immoral.  For they are following the dictates of their god, Allah as found in the Qur’an, Hadith and Sira.  According to the Qur’an, Islam is in perpetual war with all non-Muslims (individuals and nations) and thus the girls are the spoils of war – prisoners — and thus can be sold into sex slavery or as wives. (Qur’an 4:3)

Islam is not only a misogynistic culture (where the women are valued at half a man), but has at its core a thirst for both death (war and martyrdom) and sex.  We have a clear and consistent 1,400 year history informing us of this fact proved by their polygamy, sex slaves, slave trade and claims that Allah will reward their terror and martyrdom with a harem of virgins.

Now while all this sound horrific (and maybe even blasphemous) to those in the west — those raised in a culture of moral consciousness where this behavior is unconscionable — we need to erase our ignorance and disbelief and “understand” (as liberals are constantly bullying us to do) why these “soldiers of Allah” do what they do.   The answer: they are devout.

In the simplest terms, they are living out the jihad found in the life of Muhammad.  The highest ideal in Islam is to live the perfect Muslim life that Muhammad demonstrated. (Qur’an 68:4 “And surely you are of an exalted character”.)

Muhammad was a military leader, a conqueror and a killer.  Abubakar Shekau and those in Boko Haram are indeed “perfect” disciples.

Why do some focus so explicitly on condemning Islam over other religions?  In short, because Islam advocates evil!  If every Muslim acted as “Mother Theresa,” nearly all of the world would be at peace.  However (despite such a Utopian dream), the Islamic holy books would remain an advocate of evil.

Evil is a human condition, found in all people, all races, all cultures, all nations and even by all those who profess a faith in a god.  However, only Islam sanctions such behavior.  By Islam, I’m referring specifically to the texts, the foundation, not the people, the community, teachers or leadership.  Islam proclaims its rightful place to terror, war, cruelty, torture, murder, forced conversion, rape and world domination as divine scripture from Allah for Muslims.  Muhammad and his followers were the Boko Haram of his day.

islam2Not only do we have the texts to prove it, we have the historical record of Islamic conquest, murder, slavery and a fourteen century trail of tears which is now on display in Nigeria.

Nearly three quarters of today’s conflicts and wars are being waged by or against Muslims.  Honor killings, kidnappings, terror, murder, threats of violence are all coming from predominately Muslim nations and by those of the Muslim faith.  We all see it, we all recognize it, we all acknowledge it privately, but few speak its name.  Why?  Is it fear?  Fear of Islamists?  Fear of being called an Islamophobe?  What does it say about a person who fears something so much that they remain silent — allowing the innocent to remain in harm’s way?

America, sadly, is on a downhill trend where tolerance for parasitic religious beliefs are given preferential treatment in the name of tolerance and inclusion and the long held Christian foundations and traditions and western culture are being downgraded and exhausted.

In October 2011 an atheist, Ernie Perce, wore a zombie Muhammad costume to a Halloween party.  A Muslim, Talaag Elbayomy, confronted him about the costume, told him it was offensive and then beat him.  The judge in the case, a Muslim convert, said he too was offended by it and dismissed the case allowing Sharia to rule, dismissing local and state laws on committing bodily harm.  Under Sharia something deemed “offensive,” that causes a person to do harm to another, is the actual victim.  Not the one pummeled under the barrage of fists.  Thus Sharia is incompatible with free speech.
In April, an Arizona Muslim defending his abuse and beating of his wife is claiming sharia law as his defense. According to police records, Ansar Muhammad, 43, believed his wife was having an affair and confronted her about it and began beating her and threatening to kill her.

A fifth grade teacher at Park Lakes Elementary School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, recently told a child that he’s not allowed to read the Bible in class (during free reading time) and ordered the boy to put it away.  Clearly a violation of the First Amendment and all sense of propriety by a school teacher.
When government and media in the west claim that terrorism (jihad) does not originate from religion it is not only deceiving itself, it’s deceiving its people. It is a fundamental failure not to identify the roots of Islam’s violence in its teachings.  Failures that can only lead to fundamental errors in how to conduct our own defense of it.

Because jihad war emanates directly from the Islamic holy texts and not from the illogical thinking of mere evil men, the abductions, sex slave trade, killings, advances of Sharia and the quest for world domination by Islamists will continue across the globe.  It can do no less.  It will inch ever more into the west and ultimately become a battle line right here in America, if we don’t begin to wake up to the threat of Islam and stop hiding our heads in the sand, hoping it will just all go away.

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About the author

David Whitley

David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus or online at He's available for speaking engagements upon request.

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