I can't believe you said that, George!
"Islam ... is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects the rights of others." - George W. Bush. I guess "W" failed to read the Koran. It's so troubling when our leaders seem to lack a fundamental understanding of the faith of our enemy. If Islam is a religion of peace how do you reconcile with these verses from the Koran?
"Slay them wherever you find them...Idolatry is worse than carnage...Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God's religion reigns supreme." (Surah 2:190-)
"Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it." (Surah 2:216)
"America treasures the relationship we have with our many Muslim friends, and we respect the vibrant faith of Islam..." - George W. Bush. Isn't it dangerous to teach tolerance for a religion that teaches only intolerance?
"Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Surah 5:51)
Maybe the violent, intolerant ones are only the extremists. But this Koran wasn't written for the extremists only, it is the holy book for all mainstream Muslims.I understand the Muslim world's criticism of our Western culture's cesspool of immorality. But I'm seeing a good bit of hypocrisy also. What type of god is yours who would approve of honor killings - husbands, fathers and brothers who kill their females relatives who engage in sexual misbehavior? What kind of god is yours who would approve of temporary marriage permits that allow Muslim men to "marry" any number of women even if only for a short period of time. In our society we call it prostitution. Christ spared the woman taken in idolatry from those who wanted to stone her. In the Muslim faith women who are guilty of sexual improprieties are stoned, even rape victims are sometimes stoned.
I think that we, as Christians, should love and pray for Muslims. But let us not further their cause by failing to have the courage to stand for truth and oppose error and evil!! Jesus never backed down from the truth....here is his word to those who embrace the Mohammed of Islam:
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6