In recent years, the left has put forward a concentrated effort to differentiate between so-called, “Moderate” Islam and Radical Islam. This is a lie. There never has nor will there ever be a moderate Islam. While there are certainly moderate Muslims, it could be argued they themselves do not truly follow Islam. Indeed, it is my hope that many of these moderates read articles such as this, wake up, and turn away from that violent, intolerant ideology of hate.
But in order to understand this it is important first to understand the history and definition of Islam. Islam can be defined by two things and two things alone; what the Koran says and the life of Mohammad. Islam teaches that Mohammad is the “ideal” man (Koran 68:4 and 33:21) and that his life should be emulated by all Muslims. But what kind of life did Mohammad lead exactly? History shows us that Mohammad was a terrorist and a pedophile.
Indeed, Mohammad launched multiple terrorist attacks, all without warning, against various groups throughout his life, the most notable example being his massacre of 600 to 900 Jews in Medina. By the time he was 51, Mohammad’s favorite child-bride was a six-year-old girl named, Aisha. The Koran itself says in Bukhari 6:298 that Mohammad would remove her clothes, bathe with, and fondle the little girl. Later, according to Bukhari 7:62.88, he would molest her and steal away her virginity. In keeping with the Islamic tradition of emulating the so-called, “Prophet” the Koran says in 65:4 that child-marriage is allowed. Much like the tyrants who would follow him in history, Mohammad forbid all manner of freedoms. The Koran itself is filled with verses urging Islamists to kill those who insult him.
While the Koran tells us quite a bit about Mohammad’s life it is also laden with other, equally disturbing material. Verses justifying rape, murder, slavery, racism, deception, terrorism, and misogyny abound in the Koran.
It is important to understand that unlike any other world religion, the Koran is the only “holy book” with a clearly defined political and legal system. Indeed, despite having the symbolism usually associated with most religions, to describe Islam as a religion at all is an insult to all other world faiths. Islam is an ideology. No other faith in the world demands that its followers establish a government and legal system. Indeed, every Islamic country in the world is devoid of liberty. Nowhere in the Islamic world will one find freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, association, or any other sign of liberty.
While the left frequently claims that Islam will modernize and come along with the rest of the civilized world, nothing could be further from the truth. Islam teaches that the Koran is the literal, unchangeable word of god that sat on a golden table in heaven and was recited to Mohammad in the year 610, as such Islam will never change; it never has. Islam, by its very definition is radical and cannot be modernized. Indeed, as the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once said, “There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”