This lack of understanding causes some politicians to make stupid and anti-American statements that the liberal media lap up and highlight dozens of times. The media hardly mentioned the important developments in Iraq that coincided with al-Zarqawi’s death – namely, that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has completed the appointment and approval of all cabinet positions in the new government. Iraq can now move forward. The media and politicians forget that Iraqis voted for the first time just last year.
I have some breaking news for those who value politics more than patriotism. Our enemy is not the peaceful Muslims of the world, many of whom remain noticeably silent out of fear of reprisals from terrorists. Our enemy is that group of Muslim terrorists whose sole objective is to kill all of us and end western civilization.
Consider the roots of this hatred, which causes so many Muslims to choose terrorism. This is not meant to be a comprehensive description of the teachings of Islam, but rather a broad overview that points to some of the factors that motivate Muslim leaders and their followers.
The roots of Islam began in modern day Saudi Arabia in the year 610 A.D. The Arabian city of Mecca was, and still is, the Arabs’ center of worship. According to Pastor Rod Parsley, author of Silent No More, Arabs from over 270 tribes regularly gathered around a building called the Ka’aba to worship their individual tribal gods. The Quraysh tribe, of which Muhammad was a member, worshipped the god Allah.
Muhammad was an illiterate desert nomad who one day began hearing voices and loud bells in his head. The voices told him he was Allah’s prophet. Muhammad thought he was losing his sanity, but with the encouragement of his wife he began to believe the voices. Muhammad eventually saw it as his mission to unify the Arabian tribes under the teachings given to him by his one true god – Allah.
Herman Cain is the National Chairman of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute. He is the former president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., and currently is CEO and president of T.H.E. New Voice, Inc., a business and leadership consulting company.
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