Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News
Islam’s Abrahamic Religion Claim Is A Trojan Horse Subterfuge
This basic question must be addressed and answered in the negative if Western Civilization is to begin to forge an effective defense against Islamic jihad. Dr. Mark Durie, an Australian Anglican theologian, has written the definitive analytical book, “Which God?: Jesus, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity & Islam,” that debunks the accepted conventional wisdom that Islam, Judaism, and Christianity share Abrahamic roots. Dr. Durie’s book incontestably demonstrates that YHWH and Allah are not the same god. Consequently, Christians and Jews are being misled about the shared identity of the three religions’ divinity. This deception is a key component in the overt and covert war being conducted by the political forces of Islam in order to subjugate the Judeo-Christian religions and their societies.
One of the most dangerous avenues of covert attack is contained in this Muslim assertion that Islam shares Abrahamic roots with Christianity and Judaism. Dr. Durie explains the Islamic covert attack plan in the following paragraph.
There are bountiful examples making the case that YHWH and Allah are not the same god; but in the interest of brevity, here are two salient quotations from the Gospel of Matthew and from Sura 2 of the Quran cited by Dr. Durie. Dr. Durie’s explanation of Matthew 5:43-45 and the quotation of that New Testament scripture follows:
Next, consider Dr. Durie’s comments regarding Quran Sura 2: 190-94 that he also quotes:
One need not be a religious theologian to comprehend that ‘a god’ cannot possibly be the same ‘deity’ when that ‘divine source’ issues completely contradictory instructions to followers on how to behave in exactly the same circumstances. In regard to the injunction in the Quranic sura quoted above that states: “…aggress not: Allah loves not aggressors,” the Islamic concept of ‘aggression’ needs to be explained. In terms of Islamic thought, aggression only occurs when non-Muslims impede the Islamization of their territory and thus erect obstacles to the Allah-commanded evangelization of Islam throughout the world. Consequently, these non-Muslims are obstructing the will of Allah. Furthermore, since submission to Islam is the only ‘path’ (that is, ‘sharia’) to peace, Muslims believe that they are bringing peace, not aggression, when they engage in jihad, violent or non-violent.
Abraham’s life is archeologically dated to have occurred circa 2000 B.C. in Mesopotamia and the Fertile crescent, while Mohammad’s Islamic cult first began to take fruition in Mohammad’s imagination in 610 A.D. in Western Arabia. There is, in fact, no genealogical, historical, or archeological evidence linking Abraham and Mohammad. Mohammad claimed Abrahamic lineage for Islam through Abraham’s illegitimate son, Ishmael. Ishmael was the Arab spawn of Abraham and his Egyptian concubine, Hagar. Hagar was eventually exiled along with Ishmael from Abraham’s tribe to the desert of Sinai, not to the desert of Arabia.
The fact which makes Mohammad’s ‘Abrahamic common-ancestor-origin myth’ extremely dubious is that the Ishmaelite-descendant tribes lived not in the Arabia deserts of Mohammad’s Quraish Tribe, but far to the north and west of Arabia by Bronze Age standards in the Sinai and Fertile Crescent deserts. Another historical fact discrediting Mohammad’s fictitious Abrahamic myth is that these Ishmaelite nomadic tribes disappeared from history after 700 B.C, while Mohammad’s Quraish Tribe didn’t occupy Mecca until after 500 B.C.
In order to make sense of Mohammad’s historically fanciful Abrahamic lineage claim, it is necessary to be aware of the ‘Islamic mythological theology’ that the Quran, ‘the Mother of the Book,’ has existed forever with Allah; therefore, according to Islamic theology, the Quran predated Adam, Abraham, Mohammad, and all of mankind. Consequently, according to this Muslim timeline, Abraham was actually a prophet of Islam. And since Abraham is claimed by Muslims to be the patriarch of all three religions, consider how Islamic theology depicts Abraham counseling Muslims to embark on eternal hatred of any persons that do not believe in the ‘Islamic Allah god’ alone, which naturally refers to Christians, Jews, and believers in other faiths. This Quranic portrayal of Abraham is totally contrary to the Judeo-Christian concept of that patriarch, thus invalidating the Islamic claim of shared Abrahamic lineage.
So, Mohammad would have people believe that Allah told him through the Angel Gabriel that, 2600 years before Mohammad lived and proclaimed the existence of Islam, Abraham was instructing future Christians and Jews to practice Islamic submission to Allah. Moreover, should wayward Christian and Jewish ‘descendants of Abraham’ not follow his instructions to serve the Islamic god Allah, then the ‘true heirs of Abraham’ (that is, Muslims) will be justified in loathing those who will not submit to Allah through the practice of Islam until they do. Thus, according to the Islamic Quran, sharing Abrahamic origin really means that the religious patriarch Abraham was prophetically admonishing all his spiritual progeny to disavow the covenants they would make with YHWH in favor of eventual submission to Allah. Then following that Islamic scriptural perversion of Abraham, consider the egregious Islamic instructions to followers concerning the justness of murderous retribution as cited in Dr. Durie’s book.
It is worthy to note that behind Mohammad’s ‘retribution’ was the motive of plundering Jewish property and enslaving their women and children for sex and profit. At the base motivation of Mohammad’s Islamic religion is always the plunder of the property of non-believers in Islam and their murder, or their enslavement. St. Thomas Aquinas made the following trenchant observation regarding Mohammad’s ‘brigand theology.’
Muhammad enticed peoples with the promise of carnal pleasures, to the desire of which the concupiscence of the flesh instigates. He also delivered commandments in keeping with his promises, by giving the reins to carnal pleasure, wherein it is easy for carnal men to obey: and the lessons of truth which he inculcated were only such as can be easily known to any man of average wisdom by his natural powers: yea rather the truths which he taught were mingled by him with many fables and most false doctrines. Nor did he add any signs of supernatural agency… but he asserted that he was sent in the power of arms, a sign that is not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. Again, those who believed in him from the outset were not wise men practiced in things divine and human, but beastlike men who dwelt in the wilds, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching; and it was by a multitude of such men and the force of arms that he compelled others to submit to his law.
In today’s vernacular, Mohammad was the ‘Godfather’ of a Muslim desert mafia family.
For Christians, Jesus foretold the coming of Mohammad: “Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15); “ For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the ‘elect’ (that is, ‘Christians’)” (Matthew 24:24); and “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them….” (2 Peter 2:1-3).
As these verses should make abundantly clear to Christians, Christ and the Apostles were very concerned about false prophets and the anti-Christ deceiving Christians. Without a doubt, Christians have been amply forewarned about the coming of Mohammad and Islam. Christians foolishly ignore the New Testament warnings at their peril, as the genocidal execution of Christians by Islamic jihadists in the Middle East provide daily testimony.
The State of Israel’s leadership is well aware of the eternal war between Judaism and Islam mandated by Islamic scripture, but they are constrained in their responses by politically correct world leadership. Consequently, they engage in a ‘diplomatic kabuki dance’ that gives lip service to a fairytale ‘two-state solution.’ Western secular and religious leaders should wake up and realize that Israel is Western Judeo-Christian Civilization’s frontline in the jihadist religious war that Islam is waging against it. On the other hand, the indisputable worldwide onslaught by Islam against Christianity is very troubling because there is only scant awareness of the Islamic jihadist warfare among the leaders of Christ’s Church, Catholic and Protestant, and because there is no organized Christian effort to repel the overt and covert subversion of the Judeo-Christian religions and culture of Western Civilization.
This dire situation cries out for the Christian leaders to finally become fully conversant in Islamic ‘theology,’ that is, their plan for religious jihadist war to impose Islamic Sharia law on all unbelievers. Christianity, regardless whether its leadership knows it or not, is engaged in existential conflict with Islam. Mohammad’s unequivocal, eternal declaration of war leaves no doubt about the unending, existential nature of the combat: “Allah's Apostle said, 'I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla [direction of Mecca] and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah'"( Bukhari (8:387)). This ‘Mohammadan war declaration’ may also be found in Sahih Muslim (1:33), Bukhari (2:24), Bukhari (60:40), Bukhari (59:643), and Islamic Sacred Sharia Law (Jihad o9.0 (3)).
As world history makes undeniably crystal clear, religious wars are fought to the death without compromise. The indisputable proof that this is a religious war is found throughout Islamic scripture, but Mohammad’s documented declaration removes any doubt: 'I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' The denial of the war being conducted to the blood-curdling screams of ‘Allahu Akbar’ against the Western world by its political and religious leadership will go down in human history as the greatest leadership failure in the annals of mankind. The Western world leadership’s willful blindness is self-induced insanity because it contravenes human self-preservation instinct.