by Dr. John Hagee
Posted: August 30
1:00 a.m. Eastern
Mainstream America is reeling with absolute shock from the politically
correct decision of the University of North Carolina requiring incoming
freshmen to read "Approaching the Qu-ran: The Early Revelations."
The book clearly is a defense of Islam that conveniently leaves out
verses that call for the murder of infidels. UNC Chancellor James Moeser,
defended his position of assigning the book saying, "It helps us from
demonizing a whole group of people with being an enemy simply by practicing
the same religion."
Apparently the sacred American Civil Liberties Union doctrines of the
separation of church and state only apply to Christians and Jews. How else
can you explain why the North Carolina ACLU went to court to support the
University of North Carolina's mandatory reading assignment of the pro-Islam
book for incoming freshmen?
UNC was challenged by concerned groups in the state, but the ACLU rode to
the rescue and a federal appeals court sided with the university.
Try to imagine the ACLU's legal response had UNC Chancellor Moeser
assigned all incoming freshmen to read the Old Testament or the Talmud
before being admitted. All hell would have broken loose. Yet, there is no
hesitation to demand freshmen students be indoctrinated with a theological
virus that birthed the murder of almost 3,000 Americans on 9-11.
The First Amendment of the Constitution demands that the government take
no position on religion. It is expressly the will of the people. Yet the
ACLU in its relentless attack on any form of Christianity comes to the
defense of the Islamic faith in a tax-supported University defying the
establishment clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution.
For those of you lost in the fog created by politically correct educators
and the absolutely biased ACLU to lead you into believing that Islam is a
faith of love and peace, please note this quote from Winston Churchill:
That religion [Islam], which above all others was founded and
propagated by the sword – the tenets and principles of which are ...
incentives to slaughter and which in three continents had produced
fighting breeds of men – simulates a wild and merciless fanaticism.
This statement from the brilliant political mind that detected and
exposed the dangers of communism to the Western world with his "Iron
Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.
For those who believe Sir Winston was biased, let's turn to the actual
text of the Koran. All Americans need to know there are two editions of the
Koran: One in Arabic and the other in English. The English version is much
more mild than the hardcore fundamentalist Arabic version.
Sura 5, verse 85 prophesies an inevitable conflict between Muslims and
non-Muslims. "Strongest among men in enmity to the believers [Muslims] wilt
thou find the Jews and pagans."
Sura 9, verse 5 states: "Then fight and slay the pagans wherever you find
them. And seize them, beleaguer them and lie and wait for them in every
stratagem of war."
You can be sure the freshmen at UNC will not be reading these verses.
Neither will they read the following:
Sura 5:51 states: "O ye who believe [Muslims] take not the Jews or the
Christians for your friends and protectors. They are but friends and
protectors to each other. And he among you who turns to them [for
friendship] is of them." The message is clear. If you accept a Jew or a
Christian as a friend, you are not one of us. If you're not one of us you're
Islamic fundamentalists believe the Koran commands them to fight
Christians and Jews: "Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in
the last day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and his
messenger [Mohammed] and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth
[Islam] among the people of the scripture [Christians and Jews] until they
pay the Jazyah [a special high tax to be paid only by Christians and Jews
who do not renounce their faith and convert to Islam] with willing
submission and feel themselves subdued." (Surat At-Taubah 9:29)
Does this sound peaceful? Does this sound like someone you would like to
have for a next door neighbor? Taxing people into poverty who refuse to
convert to your faith is peaceful? Killing people who do not submit to Islam
is peaceful? Islam is a sister faith to Christianity? Not hardly!
Daniel Pipes, historian, writing for Commentary Magazine's November 2001
issue, records the following shocking story:
In June 1991, Siraj Wahaj, a convert to Islam, was a recipient of the
American Muslim community's highest honors and had the privilege of
becoming the first Muslim to deliver the daily prayer in the U.S. House of
On that occasion he recited from the Koran an appeal to the Almighty to
guide American leaders "and grant them righteousness and wisdom."
A little over a year later, Siraj Wahaj was addressing an audience of
Muslims in New Jersey and articulated a completely different message from
his mild and moderate prayer given before the U.S. House of
He said: "If only Muslims were more clever politically, they would take
over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a
Caliphate [Islamic leadership body].
He continued saying: "If we were united and strong, we would elect our
own leader and give allegiance to him. Take my word, if the 6 to 8 million
Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us."
Is this loyal to America? Is this peaceful? Calling for the overthrow of
the United States government is a sister faith to Christianity? Not hardly!
Yet, at the politically correct University of North Carolina, freshmen
are required to read the literature that drives Islamic fundamentalists to
kill Christians and Jews – to say nothing of destroying America.
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Dr. John Hagee is the pastor of the 17,000-member Cornerstone Church in
San Antonio, Texas. He is a best-selling author whose radio and television
ministry reaches 92 million homes in America and is seen around the world.