Blessed wrote:...My University had a diversity program in dormatory housing where they mixed everyone up by race religion and nationality in order to prepare students for the "real world". So I had roomates from every race, religion etc. During this time I also had some Muslim roomates. I became friends with a Muslim from Lebanon who I later lost touch with. He was a really good guy. Just a moderate. No extremism at all.
I understand there is an extremist sect of Islam who are doing what they say the Quran requires. There is a huge history of this in Islam. I understand this. But I also understand extremists of all religions exist and when you put extremists in powerful government positions, they call the shots. But I don't know the percetage of Muslims who agree with Islamic extremism. If that makes sense.
I was told that Allah is just another name for God. The same God worshipped by the Jews. If I am wrong please feel free to let me know so I may reexamine this.
To Understand Islam, you must grasp that Mohammed was in a cave where he was allegedly being choked by the angel Gabriel to recite the message given him in the year 610 AD. After this he wrote the first 70 first segments of the Quran called the Sura Iqra.
Next, Muhammad continued to have new and newer revelations further explaining the Quran further till 632 AD the year he died.
What Muslims bring out is that the first 30 or 70 Sura Iqra prose are peaceful and thus the true Islam. They will cite all the lovely dovey coexistent with all verses but will not deal with Mo's later revelations that become bloody and dark and justify oppression, death to infidels, etc and etc.
Like a good cult does, tells you all the good first and tries to hook you to think Christians and Jews serve the same God.
The reason for the newer revelations old Mo had was due to rejection. Here read this quote from...
Quoted from: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/muhammad
Interestingly, Medina also had a sizeable Jewish community, which had probably moved there after being expelled from Palestine by the Romans. Muhammad respected the Jews, and his early teachings appeared to borrow from Jewish tradition. The Jews began to distance themselves from Muhammad, however, when he became critical of their not recognizing him as a prophet.
Once it was clear the Jews would not accept him, Muhammad began to minimize or eliminate the Jewish influence on his beliefs. For example, he shifted the direction of prayers from Jerusalem to Mecca, made Friday his special day of prayer, and renounced the Jewish dietary laws (except for the prohibition on eating pork). Originally, he said the Arabs were descendants of Abraham through his son Ishmael, but in the Koran Abraham's connection to the Jews is denied, with Muhammad asserting that Abraham is only the patriarch of Islam, not Judaism as well, because he "surrendered himself to Allah."
One of the immediate consequences of Muhammad's frustration was the expulsion of two Jewish tribes from Medina and the murder of all the members of a third Jewish tribe (except for the women and children, who were sold into slavery). But even worse for the long-term treatment of the Jews were a number of inflammatory statements about Jews that Muhammad made that appear in the Koran — which, over the years, stoked Arab/Islamic anti-Semitism.
Muhammad slowly began to build his power base both by the persuasiveness of his faith and the old-fashioned way: by marrying women from important families to gain political advantage. He came to control the oases and markets, which forced other traders and tribesmen to negotiate with him. When he finally returned to Mecca, it was at the head of an imposing army that forced the residents to capitulate.
Muhammad died in 632, and it was left to his followers to carry on the traditions he had begun. His followers developed Islam, just as the followers of Moses and Jesus developed Judaism and Christianity over time.
If one did not agree with old Mo then he sought to eliminate and silence all opposition. He fancied himself a prophet, He was delusionaly brilliant and basically with newer revelations he was an effective cult leader and more brutal he became. That is just fact. That is the face of Islam.
Islam justifies lying in order for the unsuspecting to let their guard down. They want world domination. Peace does not mean peace as we define it in the West. Peace in Islam means: Submission.
Islam is a works based religion. It preachers a counterfeit Jesus who in the last days beheads Jew, Christians,and all in opposition to Islamic peace.
They, at first, will not tell you any of this but rather point to the early verses of the Quran where it is all flowery and get along-ness with all. Some Muslims sincerely believe this is true Islam without realizing that the hothead true believers will kill them too for blasphemy.
Islam has no unseen hand of correction. In other words, YHWH, does not correct errors by means of reformation, as seen in the Christian Church.
Mohammad came from an area where the leftovers of the old Canaanite gods were practiced. The Chief deity was the Moon god triad. Interestingly the animals often associated with these false deities, ie fallen angels, are the leopard, bear, dragon, fighting bird, and Lion the same animals mentioned in the Book of Daniel and the book of Revelation concerning the rise of the anti-Christ.
The character traits of Allah are the Canaanite (Babylonian/Egyptian/Grecian) moon god triad and sun god all simply blended into one being called Allah who shares all the same traits.
Islam worships a different God - period. Nothing in common at all with Christianity or Judaism. Christians and Jews do worship YHWH. Islams does not, it seeks to overthrow and destroy and control and dominate and subjugate.
Jesus said, by a tree's fruit you will know the false from the real... the fruit of Islam is not good. Nothing in common with the God which the bible speaks of.
Don't be fooled by nice Muslims only sharing the first 30 to 70 suras of the earliest works of old Mo before he was rejected by the Jewsih people after that he slaughtered them - that is a matter of the historical record.
Not the same God and all but rather they worship a fallen angel...who wants to overthrow God.
http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/ ... nature.htm