Letters to the Editor

Islam has violent messages

Many Muslims are good people; but both the peaceful Muslims and the violent jihadi Islamists have the exact same authority: the Quran.

The good Muslims honor the benevolent verses, while the jihadi Muslims honor verses that not only allow but command violence. No one, if he is honest, can deny that Muhammad incites violent struggle in verses like: “When the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush” Q9:5.

Idolaters, Christians, Jews and apostate Muslims are technically infidels as well, worthy of extreme prejudice. And this is the man who said there is no compulsion in religion. No one can believe that Islam is peaceful when Muhammad issued a message to all Muslims to convert the world and gave them authority to do so.

America is being duped by Islam, and by the media covering up the violent political phase of Islam, saying “terrorists” instead of unreformed fundamental “Islamists.”

Keith A. Williams