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Islam 2010 Samuel Huntington (“The Clash of Civilizations”) estimated that by 2025 Muslims would increase to 30% and Christians decline to 25%. Why It Matters From the U.S. Center for World Mission Largest Muslim Populations Indonesia - 203 MM 88% Pakistan - 174 MM 96%

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islam

Islam

2010

why it matters
Samuel Huntington (“The Clash of Civilizations”) estimated that by 2025 Muslims would increase to 30% and Christians decline to 25%.Why It Matters

From the U.S. Center for World Mission

largest muslim populations
Largest Muslim Populations
  • Indonesia - 203 MM 88%
  • Pakistan - 174 MM 96%
  • India - 161 MM 13%
  • Bangladesh - 145 MM 90%
  • Egypt - 79 MM 95%
  • Nigeria - 78 MM 50%
  • Turkey - 74 MM 98%
  • Iran - 74 MM 99%
islam and terrorism
Islam And Terrorism
  • Most Muslims are not terrorists, but today almost all terrorists are Muslims.
  • Since 9/11 over 10,000 terrorist attacks have been committed by Muslims.
  • We need to understand what in Islam causes this phenomenon.
the prophet s early days
The Prophet’s Early Days
  • Muhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (570-632)
  • Youth marked by poverty and rejection
  • Age 25: marries Khadija, a wealthy older widow
  • Age 40: first revelation
  • Co-opts the moon god Allah
  • Meccan establishment turns against him
the prophet has to flee
The Prophet Has To Flee
  • Flight to Medina in 622AD :”Hijra”
  • Marriage to Ayesha at age 6
  • Wooing of the Jews
  • The beginning of the Years of the Sword
paradise lies beneath the shadow of swords
Paradise Lies Beneath The Shadow Of Swords
  • “I will cast terror into the hearts of the infidels! Strike off their heads” (8:12)
  • Battles, raids and caravan plundering
  • Massacre of the Bani Quraiza
  • Treaty of Hudaibiyah with Mecca
  • Mecca falls, despite the truce
  • In 632 Muhammad dies at age 62
the first caliphs
The First Caliphs
  • Muhammad was succeded by his father in law Abu Bakr
  • The second caliph Umar, another father in law, was assassinated in 644
  • The third caliph Uthman, a son in law, was assassinated in 656
  • The fourth caliph Ali, another son in law, was assassinated in 661
sunni shi a split
Sunni/Shi’a Split
  • Shi’a comes from “followers of Ali”
  • Shi’a follow the same main tenets of Islam as Sunnis under different names
  • Shi’a recognize twelve caliphs, Ali being the first
  • 10% to 13% of Muslims are estimated to be Shi’a
  • The twelfth caliph: the Mahdi
the mahdi prophecy
The Mahdi Prophecy
  • “a fire … will appear in the sky and a redness … will cover the sky. … blood will be shed and houses destroyed. Death will occur … and a fear will come over the people …”
  • “We must prepare ourselves to rule the world”

President Ahmadinejad

the spread of islam
The Spread of Islam
  • Islam was spread by the sword, not conversion
  • 637: Jerusalem falls
  • 641: Alexandria falls
  • 677: Siege of Constantinople; Islam reaches from Tunisia to Afghanistan
  • 711: Spain falls
  • 846: Sack of Rome
islam checked
Islam Checked
  • 718: Saracens repulsed at second siege of Constantinople
  • 732: Charles Martel defeats Muslim army at Poitiers in central France
  • 1529 and 1683: Turks besiege Vienna but fail to take it
the tenets of islam
The tenets of Islam
  • Shahadah: Testifying that there is none worthy of worship except God, and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.
  • Salah: Performing the five daily prayers.
  • Zakat: Giving charity.
  • Sawm: Fasting from dawn to dusk in the month of Ramadan.
  • Hajj: The Pilgrimage to Mecca, compulsory once in a lifetime for one who has the ability to do it.
interpretation of the koran
Interpretation of the Koran
  • Islamic jurisprudence relies on:
    • The Qur’an
    • The Hadith (narrations about the Prophet’s life, the most reliable being the Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)
    • The Sira (life or biography of the Prophet)
  • No unchallenged text of the Koran even 200 years after Muhammad’s death
  • Four Schools of Law in Sunni Islam
  • No established Sunni church hierarchy
  • Allah’s word can not be adapted or interpreted
doctrine of abrogation
Doctrine of Abrogation
  • The Doctrine of Abrogation (naskh)
    • The more recent (Medinan) suras, supersede the older (Meccan) ones
  • The Verse of the Sword (9:5):

“slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush”

the closing of the door of ijtihad
The Closing Of The Door Of Ijtihad
  • “Ijtihad” means independent reasoning and analytical thought
  • After the X century no more Schools of Law were founded
  • All legal questions were considered to have been resolved
  • Makes it extremely difficult to reform Islam to adapt it to the modern world
islam is the state
Islam Is The State
  • Islam is not only a religion, but also a political ideology
  • No concept of a secular, religiously neutral, state
  • Islam claims to permeate every part of governance and daily life
  • Mandatory application of Shari’a Law to the whole world
  • No equal rights for non-Muslims (Dhimmis)
us muslim attitudes
US Muslim Attitudes
  • 47% of the 2.4MM Muslims in the US are Muslims first, Americans second
  • 26% of those under 30 support suicide bombings in some circumstances – 300,000 in total
  • 7% of those under 30 have a favorable view of Al Qaeda – 100,000 in total
taqiyya
Taqiyya
  • Shia dispensation to conceal one’s faith when threatened
  • “When it is possible to achieve … [a praiseworthy] aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible..., and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory.” Al-Ghazali (Sunni theologian)
what is jihad
What is Jihad?
  • Many Muslim apologists proclaim that Jihad is only a struggle for internal improvement
  • They omit the other type of Jihad, warfare against the infidel, which is just as compulsory under mainstream Muslim jurisprudence
shari a law
Shari’a Law
  • Submission to law other than Shari’a is rebellion against Allah
  • Shari’a is the law wherever Islam rules
  • Barbaric punishments
  • “Kill the one who sodomises and the one who lets it be done to him.”(Tirmidhi)
  • Blood money
infidels and apostates
Infidels and Apostates
  • “Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. … He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them.” (5:51)
  • “Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them” (9:5)
  • “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” (Sahih Bukhari)
strike off their heads
“Strike Off Their Heads”
  • “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads…” (8:12)
  • Religious authority for beheadings
  • Also seen by some to allow terrorism
  • “Being a terrorist makes me a good Muslim”
women under islam
Women Under Islam
  • “Men have authority over women” (4:34)
  • A woman can not testify against a man accusing him of rape
  • Flogged or stoned to death
freedom of speech under islam
Freedom of Speech under Islam
  • Since there is no distinction between Islam and the State, there can be no freedom to speak out against Islam
  • Abu Afak and Asma bint Marwan
  • 624 AD: “Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter?”
  • 2006 AD: “Behead Those Who Insult Islam”
dhimmis
Dhimmis
  • Dhimmis, infidels living under Muslim rule, are second class citizens
  • An infidel who curses a Muslim is to be killed unless he converts
  • Dhimmis have to pay the Jizya, or poll tax
  • Dhimmis can not give evidence against Muslims
sharia and slavery
Sharia and Slavery
  • The Koran regulates slavery in detail, endowing it with divine sanction
  • Muhammad owned dozens of slaves
  • Enslavement of Muslims is discouraged
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mauritania and Sudan
hatred of jews
Hatred of Jews
  • Muhammad unsuccessfully wooed the Jews
  • Their rejection assured them of his hatred
  • “Muslims will kill Jews”
  • Pigs and monkeys
  • Arafat, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Adolf Hitler
islam claims world rule
Islam Claims World Rule
  • Islam claims to always have been the only true religion
  • Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb
  • Recovery of once Muslim lands
  • Reestablishment of the Caliphate
  • Choices for an infidel:
    • Convert to Islam
    • Live as a “Dhimmi”
    • Be killed
the rise of wahhabism
The Rise of Wahhabism
  • Founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703-1792) in Arabia
  • Restore Islam to its “original meaning”
  • Made official religion of Saudi state in XVIII century by Muhammad bin Saud
  • Insignificant sect until discovery of Saudi oil in 1938
  • Saudi Arabia reportedly has spent over $75 billion to spread Wahhabism around the world
wahhabism today
Wahhabism Today
  • Wahhabi preachers teach hatred for Jews, Christians and even non-Wahhabi Muslims
  • They call for Muslims to join Jihad
  • Wahhabi mosques are centers for distribution of anti-Western hate literature
islam in the west
Islam In The West
  • France - 4.5 MM 7.5%
  • Germany - 3.0 MM 3.7%
  • United States - 2.4 MM 0.8%
  • Great Britain - 1.6 MM 2.7%
  • Spain - 1.0 MM 2.5%
  • Canada - 0.7 MM 2.0%
  • Sweden - 0.4 MM 4.0%
demographic timebomb
Demographic Timebomb
  • Fertility Rates (2.1 is replacement level):
  • Somalia - 6.8
  • Nigeria - 5.5
  • Pakistan - 4.0
  • Saudi Arabia - 4.0
  • United States - 2.1
  • France - 1.8
  • Great Britain - 1.7
  • Europ. Union - 1.5
  • Germany - 1.4
  • Russia - 1.3
  • Italy - 1.3
  • Spain - 1.3
  • Every second Frenchman born today is Muslim
  • By 2050, Europe’s native population will have fallen by 1/3, and Muslims in Europe will have increased from 20MM to 100MM.
islam to conquer america
Islam To Conquer America?
  • “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

Omar Ahmad, chairman and cofounder of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, 1998

islam will conquer europe
Islam Will Conquer Europe
  • Seek official recognition of Muslims as a separate religious community
  • Request the same rights as other established religious communities enjoy
  • Gain political rights as a constituent community of the host nation
  • Generalize the characteristics of the Muslim community to the entire host nation

Islamic Council of Europe, 1978

sharia law is coming to europe
Sharia Law Is Coming To Europe
  • Polygamy
  • Stonings
  • Persecution of Jews
  • Rapes
  • Banning of national flags
  • No more piggy banks or bacon
  • Mosques in Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle
muslims are conquering europe
Muslims Are Conquering Europe
  • Most popular boy’s name: Muhammad
  • 40% - 50% of Muslims on the dole
  • 25% - 35% of Muslims favor violence
  • Emigration has surpassed immigration
zones urbaines sensibles
Zones Urbaines Sensibles

“We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists.”

Michel Thooris, head of French police trade union, 2006

jihad calypso
Jihad Calypso

"Come Mr. Taliban, come give me kuffir...my Kalashnikov. Come Mr. Taliban, come bomb England... before the daylight come, you wanna see Ten Downing Street.

Come Mr. Taliban, come implement Shariah. Come Mr. Taliban, come bomb England before the daylight come, Insh'Allah, it will be done.

Hey Mr. Taliban, come kill the dirty kuffir, get rid of the haram, because we want halal.

Hey Mr. Taliban, boom, boom, boom, come bomb England before the daylight come. Insh'Allah, it will be done.”

in 2030 we take over
“In 2030 We Take Over”.
  • “Soon we will take power in this country. Those who criticize us now, will regret it. They will have to serve us. Prepare, for the hour is near.”

Belgian Imam

the pope on islam
The Pope on Islam
  • In Sept. 2006 Pope Benedict XVI in a speech quoted Byzantine Emperor Manuel II who said in 1391:

“Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached “

muslim reaction
Muslim Reaction
  • "We swear to God to send you people who adore death as much as you adore life" Mujahedeen Army
  • "We urge you Muslims wherever you are to hunt down the Pope … Whoever offends our Prophet Mohammed should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim”

Sheikh Abubukar Hassan Malin - Somalia

slay the infidels wherever you catch them
Slay the Infidels Wherever You Catch Them
  • So called “radicals” really are Islamic traditionalists
  • It is the natural consequence of the immutable word of Allah as originally recorded
  • “Moderate” Muslims are the true “radicals” and innovators