Jason Dahl was the Captain on United Flight 93 that crashed on September 11. Jason was my friend. I was also a Captain for United Airlines. Jason and I worked together as instructor pilots for United at the training center in Denver, Co. The Muslim terrorists that took out the four flights that day were considered “radical” Islamic. Fifteen of the 19 were Saudi.
Recently a Saudi pilot-in-training at the Naval Air Station Pensacola killed three Americans. Why did he kill? The same reason the terrorists did on 9/11. The Islamic Quran commands it.
How can the majority of Muslims claim it is a peaceful religion? Because… most have not read the Quran, or the “Hadiths” that expound on the verses in the Quran and the life of the prophet Mohammed. The culture of Eastern Muslims is to rely on and believe what those in authority say. And most of the leaders, or Imams, proclaim an innocent and tolerant version of the Quran and Mohammed. Obedience is a sacred trait of the Muslim faith. The word Islam means “to surrender.”
There are peaceful chapters or “Surahs” in the Quran. They were “revealed” to Mohammed in a cave called Hira near Mecca in 610 A.D. Mohammed’s god, Allah, wanted to correct the Jewish Old Testament and the Christian’s New Testament (with Jesus as part of a Triune God.) His gentle and tolerant Meccan revelations were intended to bridge the gap between Jews and Christians, winning both over to Allah’s “correction.” It didn’t work.
Mohammed was run out of town. He went to Medina. It was in Medina where the rest of the Quran was revealed to him by Allah. And there was a marked change. The Surahs became violent. And Mohammed became violent. He beheaded Jews. He fought wars. He raided and killed. He took “booty” in his victories. And the booty included human captives. Women. Unspeakable acts were allowed that I will not include here. You can read them for yourself… Surah 4:24, 23:5, 70:29.
This sexual injustice is reprehensible, but Allah wills it.
All of this was commanded by his Allah in the Medina Surahs. And those chapters in the Quran still apply today. It is not “radical” Islam. It is just Islam.
The hostile Medina Quran calls for Muslims to kill anyone who leaves the Islamic faith. Also, Medina Surah 9:5 command Muslims to “kill the infidels (non-Muslims) wherever you find them and take them as captives and besiege them and lay wait for them with every kind of ambush so if they repent (and become Muslim) and perform prayer, leave their way free.” Convert or die, and many other violent commands.
Allah also revealed to Mohammed…. If one is quoting from an early Meccan Surah and there is a contradicting Surah given later in Medina, the Meccan quote is no longer valid. It is called the Doctrine of Abrogation. This abrogation applies to 60% of the Quran. The early peaceful Surahs of Mecca no longer apply, but they are still in the Quran! And the Quran is not written in chronological order, so the reader can’t say which Surah is applicable. So peace-loving Muslims can claim Islam to be peaceful! And Medina Muslim followers can justify violence and killing! All in the name of Allah.
The unpleasant truth is that the Quran teaches faithful Muslims to be at war with non-Muslims until they are all subdued. That is one wacky religion.