Sep 14, 2011
By Chuck Flagg
For the past two weeks the media has been full of tributes to those killed in the infamous 9/11 attacks on the United States. The official commemorations and personal memories may have caused all who lived through that tragic time to reconsider our relationship to global terrorism and the religion of Islam.
The terrorists who committed these crimes may have wanted to strike fear into the hearts of Americans and to inflame public opinion against Muslims, to divide our society against itself. And they almost succeeded
"Islam, like Christianity, is a missionary religion. At the same time, Islam not only affirms that 'there is no coercion in religion' but also holds Jews and Christians in high regard. The Qur'an devotes an entire chapter to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and repeatedly calls Jesus the 'Messiah.'"
More of the uncoercing religion and its high regard for Jews and Christians at "The Gilroy Dispatch"
Some of "Allah's" views on Jews and Christians, not at "The Gilroy Dispatch":
"When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them." (Sura 8:12)
"Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection." (Sura 9:29)