Regardless of your GOP draft pick, it’s always fun watch Ted Cruz talk to the mainstream press. They inevitably think they can trip him up with false narratives, and every time he flips it and throws it back on them (see EPIC: Ted Cruz Mocks George Stephanopolous… To His Face! and Ted Cruz ‘Apologizes’ to New York in the Best Way Possible…).
“We saw a horrific terror attack in Brussels and our prayers this morning are with the families of those murdered, of those wounded,” Cruz said. “But what is important is that was not a lone wolf, that wasn’t an isolated attack. It was radical Islamic terrorism. It was ISIS that has declared jihad, that is waging war on us.”
“New York City, under Mayor Bloomberg, had a program that focused on, worked proactively with, Muslim communities to stop radicalization to prevent attacks from radical Islamic terrorism before they occur,” Cruz said. “Now what happened, Mayor de Blasio came in and decided political correctness mattered more than keeping people safe. He disbanded the program.”
“You have communities, for example, in Minnesota,” Cruz informed O’Donnell. “You have communities in Michigan with heavy concentration [of Muslims] and you have incidents of radical Imams preaching Jihadism, preaching Islamism.”
“Islamism commands that you either murder the infidels or forcibly convert them,” Cruz declared. “You wage jihad. And here’s the consequence of President Obama and Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio refusing to acknowledge what we’re fighting: You end up with policies that don’t keep us safe.”
Don’t worry, though. I’m sure Ted Cruz wasn’t talking about “moderate” Muslims.
But I will.
As I’ve pointed out in the past (Read “Moderate Islam in Their Own Words and Laws”), eliminating terrorism from the table, “moderate” Islam is still pretty damn bad.
Muslim apologists (or media as you see here) will tell us that Islam does not permit the killing of “innocents.” That’s true! Except Islam defines innocents a bit differently than the rest of the world. And when I say “a bit,” I mean a lot.
“Nor take life — which Allaah has made sacred — except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand retaliation or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life, for he is helped (by the Law).”
Firstly, I love how the Qur’an is like “Don’t kill anybody…unless you have good reason, then it’s totes okay.” Kind of a contrast to the Ten Commandment version by which those silly Christians and Jews abide, which just states: “Thou shalt not kill.” Without asterisks or provisos. So what, they still don’t bake gay wedding cakes. Monsters.
Secondly, what are these “just causes” Allah allows for?
Based on this verse, it is Islamically unlawful to murder anyone who is innocent of any crime.
It keeps coming back to that word, “innocent.” Innocent of crimes as deemed by Allah, then. Here are some crimes in Islam which warrant punishment in accordance with Sharia:
- Drawing the prophet or mocking the prophet:
- So anyone who isn’t Muslim and has slandered Muhammad, like drawn his picture or said he’s a terrorist? Dead.
- Being an infidel (non-Muslim), especially if you’re Jewish. Or Christian. Or an Atheist. Also Buddhists. All of the religions which are not Muslim? If the Muslims cannot convert you, it’s fine for them to kill you.
- Converting from Islam to… anything that’s not Islam. Death.
- Cheating on your husband, you skanky woman.
- Owning a dog. No, seriously. Fido is not allowed in Ahmed’s house.
Now see that’s the big defining difference between Islam (yes, even moderate Muslims) and other religions. It requires your submission to its laws, regardless of your religion. Christians have never, historically, ever ever ever, justified murder of non-Christians simply for drawing a picture of Christ. Jews never put a hit out on Charleston Heston for his drawn out performance in the Ten Commandments.
Unlike other religions which still allow for freedom of choice, Islam immediately ascribes guilt to any who simply speak out against Islam. That’s the defining difference.
But don’t just take it from me (or these Islamic websites which spell it out pretty clearly). Let’s look at Muslim countries from around the world. All of them.