by Don Coulter, Inland NW ACT Chapter Leader, Spokane, WA
An old career Army (Infantry) friend sent me a New York Times article titled “General Orders Review of Military Schools After Class Is Told U.S. Is at War With Islam.” He made this comment: “We may not be at war with Islam, but a case could be made, depending on how one reads the Koran, that Islam is at war with us . . .”
I replied with the following comments: The assertion that “we are not at war with Islam” by even the likes of former president G.W. Bush is both upside down and backwards reasoning. Anyone who has studied the foundational documents of Islam: the Koran, Hadith and Sira, as well as the full breadth of Islamic history, knows without a shadow of doubt that it is Islam that first declared war forever against all unbelievers from its very beginning until it rules the world under Sharia law.. The Islamoholics who won’t recognize that is the problem are living in denial.
For those who have “solemnly sworn” an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic”, such denial is at best a dereliction of duty and at worst outright treason. I’m talking about people like those in the article, especially Dempsey. Your initial statement should read “The case was made and settled over a millennium ago by Muslims themselves, according to how they read the Koran, Hadith and Sira that Islam is at war with us.”
It all hinges on understanding the twin Islamic doctrines of “abrogation” (based on K 2:106) and “progressive revelation” (based on K 17:106). In a nutshell, later revealed verses supersede earlier revealed verses when there is conflict on a particular subject. The last revealed sura (chapter/”book”) of the Koran was sura 9. The two key verses used by the islamist/jihadists themselves are 9:5 and 9:29, which they call the “sword verses” to conquer and subjugate non-Muslims under Sharia law. See also 9:111 and 9:123.
Those who use the “out of context” counterargument are Islamoholic fools who don’t have a clue about the context. I have more than a clue; I’ve read, studied and learned “the context”. Know Your Enemy! Especially the one who declared war on you first, and Islam declared itself to be our enemy from its beginning.