‘Religion of Peace’

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by Paul Brock III  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 14, 2020   

An ongoing battle

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Though many regard Islam as a religion of peace, its history demonstrates otherwise.

In this week's Mic'd Up, Michael Voris interviews Raymond Ibrahim, author of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West.

Muhammad, the founder of Islam was born in 570 A.D. His followers launched their invasion of Christian lands in the early seventh century.

Their conquest started in what today is Saudi Arabia. From there, Muslim hordes swept into other Middle Eastern territories, into North Africa and then into Southern Europe.

Christians fought back, but for roughly 450 years, the Muslim conquest of Christian territories continued — largely unabated.

In 1096, Pope Urban II launched the first crusade to fight against the Muslim forces, and after centuries of war, the Islamic encroachment into Christian Europe was ended.

Attacks from Muslims don't come from the majority of their population, but their beliefs don't contradict these actions.

Although these crusades helped preserve Christendom, today, Muslim attacks against the West are again on the rise

Muslims today number roughly 1.3 billion. Islam is the second-largest religion behind Christianity, with its 2.1 billion people.

Pew Research estimates that there are just under 3.5 million Muslims living in the United States.

These attacks from Muslims don't come from the majority of their population, but their beliefs don't contradict these actions.

In the Quran, the main, authoritative text for Islam:

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Along with Muslim leader the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, in 2019 Pope Francis signed the "Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together," an interreligious document on world peace.

More recently, the pontiff has joined with Muslims in prayer to end the Wuhan virus pandemic.

Watch the full episode of Mic'd Up: 'Religion of Peace.'

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