In fact, the Muslims are so successful militarily that they conquer Jerusalem in , dragging this policy behind them. But the principle of equality proclaimed by Islam proved to be a factor in its spectacular triumph no less potent than the scimitar of the Saracen hero. Islam not only promised its votaries the blessings of a brilliant paradise. But it is nonetheless striking that in virtually all the countries surveyed, a majority or substantial minority a third or more of Christians favor making the Bible the official law of the land, while similarly large numbers of Muslims say they would like to enshrine sharia, or Islamic law. People throughout the region generally see conflict between religious groups as a modest problem compared with other issues such as unemployment, crime and corruption.
The False Dichotomy: Moderate Muslims vs. Radicals
But those who disbelieve are themselves in a plot [makeedoon]" at Toor The verses in chapter 4 follow the same course — 1 out of every 7. Defeating the Next Generation of Jihad. Does the Quran really contain dozens of verses promoting violence? Communism, on a historical scale, perished while still in its childhood. Even then success will be spotty.
Secrets of the Koran
The basic meaning of the root q-t-l signifies fighting, killing, warring and slaughtering, so Muhammad endorses violence. The historical context of He holds an honorary Doctorate of Literature from Biola University in La Mirada, CA, and he is an ordained pastor and speaks at more than 40 church conferences each year. The second step is to discover the historical and literary contexts of the verse. It contrasted sharply with the oppressive laws governing the class and caste-ridden societies of the Roman Byzantine, Persian and, later, of Indian Empires. Chapter 3, with verses, warns of hellfire in 1 out of 7.
You can send comments to me privately at: Christianity had been the first child born of that revolutionary spirit. Retrieved January 15, In that dense darkness of social dissolution and spiritual despair, the virile and optimistic message of the Prophet of Arabia flashed like an 1lluminatIng flame of hope. Does Mohammed ever leave the subject of hell alone long enough to render even average-length verses without a single hell-threat?