What is a Muslim Soldier?
The following is a letter I received to
is a Muslim Soldier?" and response:
What is a Christian Soldier?
The way your article poses it implies there is no such thing as a
Christian soldier. There not only is but especially during this time
period mentioned in the English text book (600-700 ad) the Catholic
church was at one of its most powerful and they were very war based.
Ever heard of the crusades? this war was one launched by Christian
kings and the Catholic church against Muslims in order to take a holy
land that Muslims had been living in for years. Assume fighting for
Islam is simply a writing exercise, the idea of thinking of it as
anything more is ridiculous, it is simply to enact someone's literary
skills of interpreting history.
Christians are no better then Muslims or anyone one else, and its
sickening that you so adamantly seem to believe so.
-Mr. P, Austin,
Dear Mr. P,
You made a great point, but did you notice in the assignment:
“Assume you are a Muslim soldier on your way to conquer Syria..."
History is repeating itself dramatically before our eyes today. If you do
the research, you'll find that the Pope actually gave a stirring
speech which inspired Christian nobility to forfeit their land, their
wealth, their comfort and their lives; not to grab more land but to
defend their Christian brothers and sisters that were being
slaughtered in Jerusalem, and to stop the fast advancing world
domination of the Muslims. If you look at how quickly Islam was
spreading "by the sword", it was only a matter of time before all the
world would be under Islam rein (which is rather harsh, as can be
seen in any newspaper). What chance would one small nation have
against the whole world? What chance will we have, as Islam continues to
spread, either by the sword or by the unbelievable promotion by school
textbooks charming children into this "peaceful" religion.
Yes, there were "Christian soldiers", however Jesus never commanded us
to go conquer nations by the sword and kill all infidels, rather He told Peter to put away
his sword, and commanded that we love one another.
Conversely, the Quran very much instructs its believers to kill
Christians and Jews and all infidels that will not submit to Allah. I
am sorry that you are so offended by my post; however I will not be
silent as our nation pays teachers to teach our sons and daughters to
"Assume you are a Muslim soldier on your way to conquer...",
as well as other outrageous assignments and extra-curricular
activities happening in class such as praying and fasting to Allah.
My God tells me that I am not to know other gods, nor are my children.
That public schools demand my children participate in assuming the
role of Islam is reprehensible to me. How many Americans died on the
battlefield that we would be afforded religious freedom? Where is my
religious freedom? That so many gave their very blood,
and our freedom is suddenly taken away from parents as schools DEMAND
children read, memorize, and repeat as FACT the beliefs of Islam?
Public school is teaching my children that the Bible is false, by
stating the prophets could not relay the future from God and that the
people only believed the prophets explanations of disaster so they
could continue to believe in their God. This is outrageous!
Sir, you may not share my beliefs, but I do hope you believe in the
freedoms of America, and my religious freedom has been painfully
stripped away. I don't believe myself to be better than Muslims, in
fact, Jesus talked about leaving the 99 to go after the one. This is a
time when Christians are on this planet because God tells us to be
patient, that all non-believers that would come to Him, would be given
the time choose the same. So you see, it's the non-believers that are crucially
important during these years. In fact, Jesus said we would be hated,
whipped, stoned and killed bringing the saving message of Christ, and
still He sends us. Non-believers (obviously including Muslims) are
very precious to Christ, for He sends us to be light and salt despite
the massacres we are suffering worldwide. But the time will come when
the last name in the Book of Life will be entered, Christ will come,
and it will be over for this planet, God has a far better plan for
those who are His. I pray every Muslim and every unbeliever consider
Christ before it's too late.
Below is part of the speech made by Pope Urban to a council of bishops
and religious leaders which inspired the Crusades, if you're
interested. It wasn't about greed for money and land as public school
textbooks would have our children believe. It was about stopping torture and bloodshed, and defending the
innocent, something which the Taliban, under the dictates of the Quran
and Sunna, will not afford.
Pope Urban summoned a group of knights to give "one of the great
speeches of history". He told how Turks "have destroyed the altars
that they have polluted with their foul practices. They have
circumcised the Christians, spreading the blood on the altars and
pouring it on the fonts. And they cut open the bellies of those whom
they choose to torment with a loathsome death, tear out their bowels
and tie them to a stake, drag them around and flog them, before
killing them as they lie on the ground with entrails all hanging out"
Again, I'm sorry if I offended you, but I cannot be quiet as our sons
and daughters are told to embrace a religion that instructs its
followers to torture and kill us. If you don't believe me, please see
the direct quotes from the Quran.
Again, hate the Muslims? NO! But force our children to embrace
the beliefs? Is that really what you ask me to submit to? I
can't and I won't, not when it involves God's precious children and
the blood of our American soldiers being spilled for a freedom that's
simply taken away.