National Review ran a story on Wednesday, February, 15 regarding a professor from Georgetown University named Jonathan Brown, who gave a speech defending slavery in Islam. In his speech is was said by multiple accounts (Andrew Harrod who wrote about this 1 week ago and does fantastic work on Islam & Jihad) that he spent much time condemning Western Civilization slavery while exonerating slavery in the middle east where Islam is ramped. All this despite the fact that The West abolished slavery some 170+ years ago. Allow me to take this a bit further because as we all know the National Review does not have the guts to speak the entire truth.
In practice, Islam is a disease.
If you're a person of Islamic faith that doesn't make you a disease. It just makes your religious text you worship one. Now if you can't separate the two then well, the shoe fits.
The West was built upon Judeo-Christian values. I am not a Jew so I won't pretend to know Judaism. I will say however the New Testament was clearly a collection of books and accounts for the individual's relationship with his God. Not the church. The individual. That individual mindset and the ability to separate the two gave us the fertile ground for a Constitution & Bill of Rights. It gave us the power and confidence to have a Separation of Church and State and Freedom of Religion. Because the story of Christ wins on ideas.
Islam, on the other hand, is the religion built upon the words of an illiterate warlord who took wives as young as 6 years old. The very same book that is interwoven with almost 500 passages of rule of law and judiciary revelations. Following the Koran thus creates a problem if you live in the West. Like Prof Jonathan Brown (who supports Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel), It forces you to have to explain things like slavery and stoning a woman for walking at night alone and being raped; to a college kid in the US in 2017. But apparently, it's not that hard to do after all. Brown (who is white and was an evangelical) himself was converted at the very same university in 2010 by his Islamic studies professor. Consider the words of this Professor from Georgetown:
What’s the difference between someone who is captured in a raid in the steppes of Central Asia brought to Istanbul’s slave market, sold to an owner, who, by the way, might treat her badly, might treat her incredibly well. She’s going to bear him children. She’s going to be a free woman. She’s going to be the mother of his children. If he’s high status, she’s going to be high status. If he dies she might be a very desirable wife. That person’s situation? What’s the difference between that and some woman who’s a poor baker’s daughter who gets married to some baker’s son without any choice because no one expects her to have any choice? And that baker’s son might treat her well. He might treat her horribly.
When Jesus said to his fellow Jews: “Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and give to God what is Gods” it put Jesus and the story of Jesus above anything man made. It did not attempt to set legislation or laws because those things are insignificant to Jesus. The Koran and its Sharia is about conquest and about rule of law mixed in with spirituality. This creates an impossible roadblock for the West at our most fundamental levels.
Jihadists sometimes refer to a group of “secular Muslims” and those are Muslims I support. If you're willing to stand up and denounce the Korans role in governmental affairs and laws much like a Christian can do here then I applaud you. But if not; do not call yourself a moderate. There is no moderate Muslim. Show me a moderate Muslim and will show you either an ignorant fool or a liar (Al-taqiyya).