Our 6th President Only Needed One Sentence To Perfectly Explain Islam
Every time I hear something about a practitioner of Islam being peaceful, it seems that there are a thousand things I can bring up to justly contradict that statement.
The world’s problem with radical Islam is nothing new. It is older than you might ever have imagined. Way back in the mid-19th Century, John Quincy Adams wrote about the matter and he was by no means seeking to be politically correct. “The natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran.”
So, hatred as expressed in the Koran plays a role in the world of Muslim extremism. That, actually, makes a lot of sense. Why else would these terrorists be killing as many people as they possibly can?
Many globalists and multi-culturalists want us to believe that all people and all religions are essentially the same. Not according to Adams. He pulls no punches in establishing some differences.
While Islam has an element of hatred woven into its tenants, Christianity does not. As Adams points out, “The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It forbids the exercise of it, even towards enemies.”
Jesus himself spoke against hatred. In Matthew 5:43 Jesus said “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (ESV)
The Apostle John wrote similar words in I John 2:11, saying “But, whoever hates his brother walks in the darkness.” So, the Bible is replete with admonitions to love and under no circumstances to hate other people.