Every day Americans (and those in the West) speak their mind, choose their faith and eat what they crave: That’s where Freedom resides.
Anywhere free people, endowed by their Creator (the Judeo-Christian One) dwell…Freedom resides. But not every address on the globe has their welcome mat out…
And no better example than the draconian ideology, cloaked in religion: Islam.
Here’s an easy and fair comparison using a few everyday freedoms we enjoy:
Enjoy a nice BLT (Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato sandwich)?
Under Freedom: You bet!
Under Islam: It’s Haram (Forbidden)! The Quran forbids pigs or any by-products of swine …even for non-Muslims. (Quran 2:173, 5:3, 6:145, and 16:115)
Own a sweet little puppy or grown Dog?
Under Freedom: Any breed…your choice!
Under Islam: Dogs are considered “unclean” according to the Hadiths. (Bukhari 3:515; Vol. 1, #490/ Abu Dawud Number 704/ Bukhari 3:515)
If you’re a woman and you’d like to wear a dress above your ankles in public?
Under Freedom: Have at it…whatever the length, your choice!
Under Islam: Feel like a black eye (or being killed for family honor), or feel like being raped? In Islamic societies, women are under forced “modesty”.
They are told it’s for their protection. (Quran – Surah 24:31; 33:59; Hadith – Abu Dawud, Book 32, Number 4092)
If you’re a woman and you’re looking for equality under the Law?
Under Freedom: You have it under the Declaration of Independence & the US Constitution (in America), and likewise in democracies.
Under Islam: When pigs fly! A woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man’s. (Sura 2:282) Women are inferior to men. (Sura 2:228; 4:11; 4:176; 53:27; 37:149-155)
Deciding to leave Islam for another religion?
Under Freedom: Any time…your choice.
Under Islam: In your dreams! Islamic Law, based on the Quran, calls for execution of the apostate. (Quran 9:11,12; 1 Mufradat-gharib-ul-Quran-lil Sheikh-ar-Raghib, p.191.)
The list is interminable because Islam is an all-encompassing, totalitarian system that does a virtual colonoscopy on the individual and the society they inhabit. These laws are based upon the misogynistic, self-serving, odious, supremacist behavior of Islam’s founder Muhammed. These characteristics are unequivocally evidenced in Islamic societies today.
So, if you’re seeking out individual freedom…the kind ordained by the Judeo-Christian God, and protected by the brave? Take countries with Islamic Law, or an Islamic majority population, OFF your list…
Because Freedom doesn’t reside there…and as long as Islam is running the show: It never will!
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