By Tom Quiner
“Islam is really a religion of peace. Those who kill in the name of Mohammad are simply fringe groups, much like fringe Christian groups who bomb abortion clinics in the name of Christ.”
I heard this line again this week.
As you might guess, it came from liberals. It is repeated ad infinitum by Muslim apologists who try to create a moral equivalency between the two religions to explain away ongoing Islamic terrorism.
It came up again in light of the recent murder of four unarmed soldiers by an American Muslim in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Since liberals always bring up abortion clinic bombings, let’s look at the numbers. How many Christians are killing folks practicing human abortion in national and international abortion factories compared to Muslims who kill infidels? (Obviously, I’m not counting the victims of human abortion procedures itself. If we did, Muslims would look like peaceniks compared to human abortionists.)
THIS YEAR (so far)
Number of people killed in abortion clinics: 0
Number of people killed in the name of Mohammad: 2988
Number of people killed in abortion clinics: 1
Number of people killed in the name of Mohammad: 26,477
The lone victim of anti-abortion violence was late term abortion doctor, George Tiller, who was actually shot to death in his church, not an abortion clinic, in 2009. Nonetheless, the shooter, Scott Roeder, killed Dr. Tiller because he performed human abortions.
Mr. Roeder’s wife said her husband suffered from mental illness, having been diagnosed with possible schizophrenia when he was a young man. Roeder did not espouse any religious reasons for killing Tiller.
Since May 1st alone, Muslim terrorists have targeted and killed 192 Christians for the crime of following Christ.
For example, on June 18th Muslims shot an Anglican pastor and a 9-year-old boy to death in Wakama, Nigeria.
For example, on May 26th an 80-Year-Old Iraqi Christian woman was burned alive for failing to comply with Sharia restrictions.
For example, on May 24th ninety-six Nigerian Christians were burned to death in their church by militant Muslims.
When the sayings of Mohammad are contrasted with those of Jesus, the disconnect is jarring.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16]
By contrast, Mohammad said,
“Allah does not love those who reject Islam.” [Qhr’an 30:45, 3:32, 22:38]
“He who lives by the sword will die by the sword.”
By contrast, Mohammad said,
“I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” [Muslim 1:33]
In a remarkable act of mercy, Jesus intervened when a woman caught in adultery was about to be stoned to death. He said,
“Let you without sin cast the first stone.”
By contrast, Muslim 4206 calls for the stoning of women caught in adultery. None of these Muslim references sound very peaceful. Everything that flowed from the mouth of Jesus promoted peace, love, and mercy, except when dealing with religious hypocrites.
So the next time one of your liberal friends makes a statement like the one posted at the beginning of this piece, you might simply ask them a follow up question, something like, “what do you base that on?”
Let them talk.
Encourage them to get it all out. Ask them if they have any data. When they say no, you can say, “I do.”