Is Islam being misunderstood in the west, or is Islam being given a pass merely out of fear? Actually, it's a lot of both. Islam is most definitely misunderstood in the west, but not for the reasons one might think. The fear of Islam is not a phobia, but a justifiable and actual fear. The misunderstanding of Islam comes into play, because western civilization is attempting to understand a culture from the Dark Ages, with the reasoning of modern understandings of religion. Trying to understand Islam from western cultural reasoning is, impossible. Impossible because Islam can not be compared to or assimilated to western cultures or religions or governments. Islam is it's own form of government, and that government is called Sharia Law. Islam by it's own directives, is not to be influenced by Infidels. Therefore, Islam can never co-exist in any nation, or with any other religion. Islam is the only organized government based religion that demands the obedience of not only it's own followers, but of all people, of all faiths. Islam demands that all the world bow to their Allah, or be eradicated from the face of the earth. These are the teachings of Mohammad, not mine. Don't believe me? Get yourself a copy of the Qu'ran and the Hadith and please read it for yourself. So you see, if the west is to try and understand Islam, the west must look at Islam from a Middle-Eastern angle. A Western/American angle will not and can not work. The following statements are examples of faulty western attempts at understanding Islam:
"Muslims, we respect your faith, it's teachings are good and peaceful." (George Bush right after 9/11)
"Islam, the faith of hundreds of millions of peace loving people around the world, including the United States of America." (Bill Clinton)
"A war against people who pervert what Islam stands for, Islam stands for peace and non-violence." (Condolezza Rice)
"I've come to realize that Islam is a good religion, a good way of life." (Senator Harry Reid)
As Americans, we must, if nothing else, understand Islam for exactly what it is, and Qu'ran believing Muslims for who they truly are. To do this, we need to see what they have done in the past. Not just the ancient past, but the recent past, and for that matter what they are doing in the present. We must understand that deception is Islam's greatest tool for conquest. According to the Qu'ran, it is justified for a Muslim to lie as long as it benefits Allah. They are taught that lying to an Infidel is not really lying, as Infidels do not deserve the truth. In Islam's current infiltration of the west, mainly America and Canada, they use our laws and our constitution against us. In America for example; there is freedom of religion. Under the guise of being a religion, Islam asserts that they should be allowed the same rights as any other religion, and be allowed to practice their faith in America. The problem however, remember Islam is not just a religion, it is a way of life, it's own government if you will. The United States Constitution does not allow for the practice of any other government within our borders. Deception, look behind the Imam, as it were. In a recent interview with the Ground Zero Mosque Imam, it was stated by a journalist; Abdul Rauf was a bridge builder, that he was building bridges between his culture, and America. Not true!!! Abdul Rauf is a bridge builder alright, but the bridge he is building is from a Democratic Republic too Sharia Law. His first step in this process is gently coaxing the United States into becoming Sharia compliant. From there, it is merely a matter of time before local officials in New York City, i.e. Mayor Blumeberg, become so tolerant that Sharia courts come to fruition. Oh, you say no way, not in America. Well, that's what they thought in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands where their legal systems are split in half, half English law and half Sharia Law. Yes, America, it can and it will happen here. It is important to keep in mind, that with every Mosque built on American soil, that soil becomes the sovereign territory of Islam, just as if it were an embassy. At last count, 2400 Mosques in America, at last count, 5 additional Mosques constructed each week. With every Mosque, America cedes territory to Islam.
Western civilization has every right to fear Islam. Islam is ruthless, barbaric, and draconian in it's governance. Islam, has but one goal, and that is world domination for Allah. They have no hesitation in murdering those who stand in the way of their goal. Christians, and Jews stand in their way. It will happen and happen soon. Rest assured, we Christians will be placed in a position to stand for Jesus Christ. One day we will all have to face Islam, and face it in the open. We will be forced to decide whether we want to preserve our Judeo-Christian values, and our civilization, or will we submit to Islam and bow to Allah. America, it is time to recognize your enemy for who, and what he is. Our enemy is Islam, remember it is Islam who has declared war on the west, not the other way around. A moderate Muslim, is merely a Muslim on the back slide, and they are but one fatwa(order) away from becoming a terrorist.
Our only hope for success against Islam, is our faith in Jesus Christ, and the aggressive spreading of His word. With God on our side, who can stand against us?
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God; in Him will I trust. (Psalms 91: verse 2)