My sincerest apologies to the author for not posting this in a more timely fashion.
by A. Sayer
Direct Commands to Fight
Fight: used 20 times (as direct commands to fight)
[2:216] Fighting may be imposed on you, even though you dislike it. But you may dislike something which is good for you, and you may like something which is bad for you. GOD knows while you do not know.
The above reflects just how mandatory fighting is in the Quran, and thus, for all Muslims. It is reminiscent of how Saddam's troops were forced at gunpoint to fight when they tried to retreat.
[9:29] You shall fight back against those who do not believe in GOD, nor in the Last Day, nor do they prohibit what GOD and His messenger have prohibited, nor do they abide by the religion of truth - among those who received the scripture - until they pay the due tax, willingly or unwillingly.
Make no mistake about it - the "religion of truth" spoken of here IS Islam. The things prohibited are idolatry, and ALL faith in Jesus as anything but a failed prophet, as Islam asserts; faith in Jesus, TO Islam, is considered idolatry. Notice again the forceful nature to exact a tax "unwillingly" if necessary.
[9:111] GOD has bought from the believers their lives and their money in exchange for Paradise. Thus, they fight in the cause of GOD, willing to kill and get killed. Such is His truthful pledge in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Quran - and who fulfills His pledge better than GOD? You shall rejoice in making such an exchange. This is the greatest triumph.
"...willing to kill and get killed"? Can anyone find precedent for this kind of generalized KILLING and DYING fanaticism in the Gospel of Jesus (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), as the Quran says? Can anyone show me from the four Gospels (or anywhere in Scripture) where "GOD has bought from the believers their lives and their money in exchange for Paradise". Can someone show me that? Please explain to me again how Islam is a religion of "peace and love"... I just don't see it.
Notice how there is NO mention of ATONEMENT FOR SIN. Islam, as with SO many other false religions, and it carefully avoids any conscience of sin or atonement, especially where Jesus is concerned. There is NO grace (by faith) involved at all - it is a religion based on the works of men's hands, and most of those, evil and brutal works. "Salvation" in Islam is based on one's willingness to fight and die only. Satan, in designing Islam, has employed the exact same common denominator found in so many other false and damning religions: AVOIDANCE of any faith in Jesus' blood and what He accomplished on the cross. That factor is ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY whenever Satan inspires sick men to create a new religion.
Why don't many Muslims fight? How does Islam continue to get away with the "love and peace" lie?:
[61:2-4] O you who believe, why do you say what you do not do? Most abominable in the sight of GOD is that you say what you do not do. GOD loves those who fight in His cause united in one column, like the bricks in one wall.
Notice how they are being scolded for NOT fighting. There are many suchs coldings throughout the Quran; according to the Quran, fighting and killing are the norm, not the exception. Ironically, more Muslims get killed in or because of their acts than they manage to kill, as Islam gets it's butt consistently kicked world wide. It's a marvel that such a self-defeating religion manages to last at all. But, as Jesus warned, there's a whole world full of people who are not His; Satan has free reign over them and their dark hearts and minds.
There are two basic reasons why many Muslims don't fight:
1. Mass ignorance of the Quran.
Most Muslims, like most "religious" hypocrites of today's many religions, don't have the first clue as to what the bulk of the Quran says or means. And, of those who do, they ARE the truly dangerous ones. The Quran (and Ahadith) are SO contradictory and confusing, that even Islamic Scholars can't agree on it. This is why there are so many divisions and diverse factions (often fighting against one another) within today's "unified" Islam.
Virtually ALL Muslims are cowards, in one way or another. Even among those who DO fight, they ALWAYS do it in very cowardly and underhanded ways (terrorism), preferring hit-and-run tactics to direct frontal confrontation. This is why you so often see Muslim extremists wearing masks and hoods; they are AFRAID of reprisal. Muslims can't begin to fight a fair fight, and, since "Allah" (the "Moon God") doesn't really exist, Muslims must do it ALL themselves (then "say" that "God" did it). If Muslims didn't do anything themselves, they would have NO "evidence" of Allah's existence or presence at all. It's clear from looking at Islamic countries, that Allah does NOT bless, prosper or help them, and the true and living God of Scripture can't even begin to endorse them, because of their craven tactics, motives and total lack of atonement for sin with subsequent spiritual regeneration (that inevitably occurs in true born again Christians who have met Jesus).