“Today I read about the execution of those twenty-one or twenty-two Coptic Christians,” the Pope said. “Their only words were: ‘Jesus, help me!’”
Even though some Christian-majority nations are experiencing unprecedented levels of discrimination and oppression, Curry said Muslim extremists are the primary drivers of Christian persecution worldwide. This is the case in 40 of the 50 nations on this year’s list.
VAN SUSTERAN: That was apparently done on February 10, the same day that Kayla Mueller was confirmed dead and same day we are evacuating the embassy in Yemen. The president can multitask, but unfortunately I remember this picture of him smiling after James Foley and shooting pool, and we have a crisis at the border and he wouldn’t go down there. How many more excuses do we make for his multitasking?
After listing the horrors of ISIS, al-Qaida and Boko Haram, the president decided his recital of crimes committed in the name of Islam would be unbalanced, if he did not backhand those smug Christians sitting right in front of him.
He sees himself as a citizen of the world who rejects the idea that our cradle faith Christianity is superior or that our civilization is superior. For he seems to seize every opportunity to point up the sins of Christianity and the West and the contributions of other faiths and civilizations.
Since the President said that, “no god condones terror,” I can only assume that he hasn’t gone to the original source documents—the Qur’an. The Qur’an commands Muslims to “strike the heads” off the infidels (Sura 8:12); to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Sura 8:60); and to “slay the idolators wherever you find them” and to “prepare them for every ambush” (Sura 9:5).
Sura 9:29 tells Muslims to “Fight those who do not believe in Allah… until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.” (After all, the word “Islam” means “submission.” If you don’t submit and become a Muslim, you will die or pay a tax.) The next verse says, “May Allah destroy [the Christians and the Jews].”
What if the “infidels” resist? Sura 5:33 prescribes the punishment: “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.” These cheery tactics from “the religion of peace” find a home with ISIS and with a significant minority of Muslims today.