Religion also includes freedom from
It is this fundamental fact that drives the 1,400-year old war that is Islam versus the rest of the non-Muslim world.
Here in the West, the "formula" is secular government that has respect for individual liberty. Including freedom from coercion concerning religion.
Whereas, Islam sees no
distinction between their Religion and Sharia-based government; they are one and the same. As part of this, there is no such thing
as individual liberty. Including no
liberty to choose your religious beliefs.
The word "Islam" itself
translates as "submission". Submission to the will of Allah as dictated by
his self-chosen imams and other so-called "Holy" Men.
Under Islam, you are either, and in "pecking" order, (1) A Muslim cleric, (2)Muslim, (3) a Muslim slave (including all
women except as are included in the classes below), (4) non-Muslims subject to Sharia law and under the humiliating requirements of "jizya", and (5) non-Muslim slaves owned by one of classes (1), (2), (3) or (4). Sometimes (5)s even own other
Furthermore, a significant minority of Islam believe it their religious duty
to reduce the entire world to (1) or (2) and will settle for (3)s.
Those are the ones who highjack airliners and crash them into skyscrapers.
Those are the ones who attack Egyptian Coptic Christian churches and kill their members while the "government" effectively turns a blind eye to it and at the same time does not let the oppressed defend themselves.
They are worth fighting until each and every one of them is either dead or forced to renounce their religio-governemental system.
Islam is not
a religion. It is an historically violent political
movement that claims
to be a religion and demands the respect normally accorded to bonafide religions.
What we need to do is refuse to recognize it as the religion it is not, and start treating it as the hostile political movement it really is.
Treat it and fight it as we did Nazi-ism and Communism.
To the death.