Stumble across any religious argument on a comment board or social media and inevitably, one will declare that Christianity is filled with hypocrites. They’re right; all Christians are imperfect and many are far from the mark. However, the doctrine of Christianity is rooted in kindness and forgiveness, a peacefulness that sometimes appears impossible here on Earth, but a goal to which we should all stride.
Islam, however, does preach peace but also preaches considerable violence and adversarial relations with those who do not subscribe to the tenets of Islam.
To emphasize this fact, Imams in Brussels, just days after the Islamic terrorist attacks that devastated the community, have declared that they refuse to pray for non-Muslim victims of the attacks.
The council of Belgian imams has declared that it would run counter to Islamic law to pray for the souls of those who were killed or injured in the terrorist attacks committed in the name of Islam. Sheikh Abdelhadi Sewif, Chief Imam of the Great Mosque of Brussels, maintained that Muslims could show solidarity with the non-Muslim families, but must avoid the word “prayer” as doing so is forbidden by Islamic law.
While many in the Muslim communities around the Western World maintain that Islam is a religion of peace, even those not blowing themselves up in the name of Allah appear to be accepting of the violent means by which radical Muslims operate.
In truth, the Muslim community in both Europe and the U.S. appear infinitely more-concerned with the supposed unfairness of scrutiny applied to their communities and religion than they do with the indiscriminate and wholesale slaughter of innocents throughout the Middle East and now in the Western World.
Even after their own country was attacked and innocents were killed in the name of Allah, these Belgian representatives of the “religion of peace” have tipped their hands in showing that while not all Muslims are willing to kill in the name of Allah, even the most-moderate and Westernized Muslim authorities appear to tacitly condone violence perpetrated in the name of Allah by refusing to pray for the unclean “infidels” who were murdered by their Islamic brethren.
The reasons can be found in the Koran:
“It is not for the Prophet and those who have believed to ask forgiveness for the polytheists, even if they were relatives, after it has become clear to them that they are companions of Hellfire.” (Qur’an 9:113)
“There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, ‘Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone’ except for the saying of Abraham to his father, ‘I will surely ask forgiveness for you, but I have not for you anything against Allah. Our Lord, upon You we have relied, and to You we have returned, and to You is the destination.” (Qur’an 60:4)
So, to summarize: Islam is supposedly a religion of peace… but only peace for those who worship Allah. Everybody else gets what they supposedly deserve.
Refusal to unequivocally condemn and reject those who have murdered in the name of Allah is a form of tacit approval. Remember that the next time a liberal talking head claims that Islam is a “religion of peace.” Even many of the “peaceful” ones are largely complicit in violence.