French President Francois Hollande claims that the terrorist attack in Paris has nothing “to do with Islam”.
This is published by New York Post:
It’s absolutely right to call the Paris terrorist killings an assault on basic values that the entire free world believes in. But how can so many go on to say, in the same breath, “These barbarians have nothing to do with Islam”?
Those two sentiments, in various forms, dominated English-language TV broadcasts of France 24 yesterday. Both are valid, but they’re contradictory.
“This was an attack on freedom,” French President Francois Hollande said. But then, perhaps to avoid spreading the blame to all of France’s Muslims, the largest such minority in Europe, he added, “We must realize our best weapon is unity. Nothing must separate us or drive us apart.”
Well, something is driving us apart: We believe in freedom; the terrorists don’t..
Similarly, it’s absolutely true that very few Muslims are violent thugs who’d don face masks, carry assault rifles and, chanting “Allahu akbar,” coolly and systematically gun down anyone perceived to insult the Prophet Muhammad.
And no matter who the three assailants (two of whom were videotaped making sure an injured policeman lying on the street is dead) were, no innocent Muslim should suffer retribution for their evil deeds.
But nothing to do with Islam?
In 1988, Iran’s ayatollahs issued a fatwa calling for the assassination of author Salman Rushdie. Deadly riots engulfed Muslim countries in the aftermath of the 2005 publishing of Danish cartoons depicting Muhammad. Charlie Hebdo’s Paris offices were firebombed in 2011, and Wednesday, its top cartoonists and editors were targeted during an editorial meeting.
There’s a pattern here.
And don’t even start with the “All religionists do it.”
Although “The Book of Mormon,” a stinging satire making fun of the Church of Latter-day Saints, has been a huge Broadway hit for the last four years, not one Mormon would even dream of inflicting harm on Matt Stone or Trey Parker. Jews have made fun of their own religious sentiments for ages.
Yet Hollande’s call for “unity” quickly caught on among the smart set. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the attack was a “direct assault on a cornerstone of democracy,” then added, “This horrific attack is meant to divide; we must not fall into that trap.”
The assault was indeed an attack on the values that we believe in, and that the jihadists don’t. To beat them, we must first realize that there’s a deep division between us, rather than strive for some fake “unity,” or pretend that it’s even possible.
Source: The New York Post.
If the terror attack in Paris had “nothing to do with Islam”, we need to find evidence for this kind of statements in the Koran. Please provide evidence that Muhammad never told his followers to use violence, never to cripple and to kill.
Unfortunately for all Frenchmen who support their own leaders self-betrayal, the claimed to be a prophet promoted manslaughter. In grave contrast to the Son of God, Jesus the Messiah. He called us to love our enemies, and pray for those who persecute us.
There are more than 160 verses in the Koran who promote Jihad, or “Holy war”. Her is one example:
Quran (5:33) –
“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”
(end of Koran scripture)
Not only the sons of Muhammad in Paris have been following this instruction. Also the Ayatollah of Iran has slaughtered all who do not want to live in submission, like the Evangelical Christians of Iran. The flogging and beheadings of Teheran has just been intensified by the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria.
To claim that the crimes of the regime in Iran, the Islamic state, Hamas, Boko Haram and the Paris terrorists have nothing to do with Islam is based on outright stupidity. Only fools can continue to believe in such messages from the President of France.
Written by Ivar