What is Peace?
After the 911 attacks, President George W. Bush mounted a massive public relations campaign to assure Americans that Islam was a peaceful religion and that there are more ways to heaven than just one. Tolerance has been preached to the detriment of sound reason. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intention to move the US embassy there has riled the leaders of the “Religion of Peace” beyond pale. There have been calls for days of rage. There are riots. There are missiles being fired on Israeli citizens-all because of Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A listing of reactions from Islamists truly does reveal the heart of Islam-the not-so religion of peace.
Ismail Haniyah of the Hamas government in Gaza said, “Our position remains as it is, Palestine from the sea to the Jordan river. We will not agree to two states and not to the division of Jerusalem. I hereby call for terrorism and armed struggle.” Saab Erekat, Chief Negotiator for the Palestinian Authority (to which the US has given billions of tax dollars), said, “Now is the time to transform the struggle to one of one state with equal rights for everyone living in historic Palestine, from the river to the sea.” Hassan Rouhani, the so-called “moderate” President of Iran said, “We call on Muslim peoples to enter into a big uprising against the plot of transferring the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.” These reactions are consistent across the gambit of Islamic leaders. They are calling for violence to rid the entire area of the Jewish people. This is the peace of Islam.
Need more proof? Here are a few verses from the Koran. They are not taken out of context: Sura 9:5 “…slay the infidels wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush.” Sura 8:12 says, “Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.” Sura 4:55 says, “Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.” These are just three of many verses used to justify killing Christians and Jews.
The simple announcement of moving an embassy and recognizing a nation’s capital has caused renewed bloodlust within the so-called “Religion of Peace.” It is the excuse its leaders needed to justify more violence and death. Trump’s announcement just exposed this Middle East peace charade for what it is-the peace of Islam is complete submission to Islamic rule and ultimately the death of Jews and Christians. Their goal is one state, one religion, one law-Islam and Sharia Law. That is the only peace of Islam. Psalm 122:6 says, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.” The peace of Jerusalem is a decidedly different peace than the peace of Islam.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson / The Daily Jot