Let’s suppose the 2012 summer Olympics competition in
As Christianity competes with Islam in Muslim countries, the whole system is stacked against Christianity with little chance to win the hearts of the Muslim population. Islam has rigged the competition so that there is no free and fair opportunity for choice on the part of Muslims in Islamic countries. The most severe law against fairness is part of Sharia: i.e. anyone defecting from Islam can legally be put to death. This kind of gross unfairness eliminates any competition whatsoever when a Muslim must risk his life if he even thinks of converting to Christianity. What is Islam afraid of? If Islam is the superior religion, as Muslims state, then why not give the opportunity for Muslims to choose their religion rather than threaten them with death if they leave Islam? This is why Muslims are cowards. It sure seems like they are afraid to compete on a level playing field with Christians. If their religion is so convincing and superior, why not let the competition be free and fair? They are not going to let that happen, however. They feel they must rig the competition.
Add to this the laws in Muslim countries which prohibit any free sharing of the Gospel.
Anyone caught giving or receiving the Gospel is subject to arrest and subsequent punishment. Again, what are Muslims afraid of? If their religion is superior, why not allow a free and fair competition of ideas? It appears that Muslims are not that sure of their own religion since it seems like they are afraid some of their number will defect if there is honest competition. This does not speak well for Islam. From every appearance there is a cowardice built into the Islamic system which does not allow for free interchange with Christian thought.
Incredibly, this kind of unfairness even exists in
Muslims are not content to eliminate competition only in their own countries, they are also attempting to do this worldwide. The Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), 57 strong, the largest bloc in the UN, is pushing for a resolution which would criminalize any speech against any religion anywhere. All this sounds quite innocuous until we understand what this really means. It criminalizes religious free speech. If anyone shares the Gospel with a Muslim, this can be construed to be antagonistic or offensive to the Muslim – hence, a criminal activity. The OIC has been pushing this idea in the UN for ten years, and our own government has now foolishly lent its approval. Not only do Muslims want to eliminate all free and fair competition of ideas in their countries, they now want to impose this unfairness on the rest of the world!
Muslims also threaten the whole world with the blackmail of murder and all kinds of mayhem if something produced in the West (or anywhere) is construed by them to be insulting to Muhammed or the Koran. Whether cartoons, articles or videos, anything that is taken to blaspheme Muhammed or the Koran, can give license to murder and all kinds of violence on the part of Muslims anywhere in the world. Let’s get this straight. Nothing gives license to carry out this sort of vicious mob violence!
There is a history to all of this. Sir Ahmed Salman
Rushdie still has a bounty on his head since the publication of The Satanic Verses,
a book which Muslims believe is an insult to Muhammed. Muslims have killed and maimed many (including
translators of this book) -- and have wantonly destroyed property. The pretext? Rushdie’s book. Even since 1988 this talented author has
needed tight security in order to live which has made his life miserable. Then it was popular Dutch film producer, Theo
Van Gogh. An outspoken critic of Islam,
in 2004 he produced a short film called Submission
in which he sharply criticized the terrible treatment of women by Muslim men –
something everybody knows is the truth. For
this film Van Gogh was assassinated by a Muslim in
Muslims who blackmail with the threat of murder, mayhem and mob action do not have a place in civilized society. Civilized people are able to criticize each other without the fear of violence being perpetrated upon them! Muslim society cannot be called civilized when it punishes and persecutes free speech. Muslims will not stand up with courage in the marketplace of ideas and compete on a level playing field with those who disagree with them. This is cowardly behavior.
Islamic blackmail reminds us of the tactics of homosexual
activists in the
Of course, Muslims can and do say all sorts of negative
things about Christianity and other religions, but they believe that is perfectly
acceptable since they consider theirs to be the only perfect religion. Islam is always a one-way street for its
adherents. It’s their way or the
highway. There is no compromise or
mutual understanding for them. They will
freely destroy churches in
In the West, Muslims want the freedom to build their mosques and to propagate their religion – even though the Koran incites violence against infidels. (Please see “The Koran and Violence” on this website under “Islam.”) In fact they demand it and appeal to our laws which uphold the freedom of religion. They, however, do not give this same kind of freedom in Muslim-majority countries. This is hypocritical, to say the least! This is not a level playing field. Muslims should be ashamed to demand in the West that which they will not allow in their own counties. Yet, they show no shame at all. In fact, they support Sharia around the world – a system which is flagrantly undemocratic. Sharia and democracy can never co-exist.