AT WAR WITH SHARIA–Islam Not a Religion of Peace

Written by Allan Erickson on January 11, 2015

(From the book The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2011) Pg. 294

* Anjem Choudary (terrorist leader): “Islam is not a religion of peace.”

One of the most salient remarks at the Tea Party event in McMinnville, Oregon, yesterday was, “I wish we had plain-spoken leaders again.” Someone else recalled, as an example, Reagan describing his Cold War strategy: “We win, they lose.”

Recently President Obama released a report detailing his strategy in the war on terrorism, or rather, the overseas contingency operation in the effort to avert human-caused disasters. The report does not contain the words Islam or jihad.

Rather than recognizing the war for what it is and approaching it with a we-win-they-lose attitude, this president apparently believes if we backpedal, retreat, accommodate, and submit sufficiently, peace will be at hand.

This approach brings to mind a question: when, in all of human history, has an aggressive tyrant focused on world domination ever put down his weapons simply because the opposition showed weakness? Answer: never. Instead, the aggressor always sees weakness as an opportunity to escalate.

Mr. Obama may talk a good game about confronting Iran and working to keep nukes away from al-Qaeda, but our enemies know a pushover when they see one. For excellent elaboration see Charles Krauthammer, 4.16.10, “Obama’s Nuclear Posturing”.

So here we are: from the day Mr. Obama took office, the Muslim world has escalated its advance of Sharia through both overt violent jihad and by covert means, advancing Sharia-compliant financing and infiltration through immigration and other means.

For those still hypnotized by the delusion Islam is a religion of peace, take into consideration these startling statements.

First, Anjem Choudary, a plain-spoken leader of another kind:

“You can’t say that Islam is a religion of peace. Because Islam does not mean peace. Islam means submission. So the Muslim is one who submits. There is a place for violence in Islam. There is a place for jihad in Islam – CBN News, March 2010, “UK Muslim Leader, Islam not a Religion of Peace.”

Anjem Choudary is the leader of Islam4UK, an outfit banned in Britain as a terrorist organization. Choudary wants Sharia law to rule the United Kingdom and the world. He represents authoritative Islam as noted by foreign relations and security expert Frank Gaffney:

Our enemy is not violent extremism, or even al-Qaeda alone. Rather, it is the millions of Muslims who — like the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda and their allies — adhere to Shariah and who, therefore, believe they must impose it on the rest of us. We are at war with such individuals and organizations. Not because we want to be. Not because of policies toward Israel or the Middle East or anything else we have pursued in recent years. Rather, we are at war with them because they must wage jihad against us, pursuant to the dictates of Shariah, the same law that has guided many in Islam for some 1,200 years.

– “The real reason they hate us,” by Frank Gaffney, American Legion Magazine, April 9, 2010

They declared war because they must wage war according to Sharia law. Are we clear now?

In the wake of 9/11, various political leaders in the United States said one of the reasons we were so taken by surprise is we were not on a “war footing.” Even in the aftermath of 9/11, people like George Bush and Tony Blair and Bill Clinton were saying Islam is a religion of peace.

Now, even Muslim clerics, if you listen, are telling us that that is a lie. A sober assessment of history would tell us most Muslims have been on a war footing since the seventh century. Nine years after 9/11, we are still not on a war footing, and in fact, despite advances and victories during the Bush years, we are now in worse shape than we were under Clinton.

Even though he didn’t do much about it, at least Clinton recognized the threat.

Apparently Mr. Obama thinks he can contain the threat in a warm embrace.

For those who still think Islam is a religion of peace, please take time to view a scholarly documentary— “Islam: What the West Needs to Know.

The following are compelling statements by two featured individuals:

The tendency of western political leaders to deny the connection between orthodox Islamic mainstream and terrorist violence is replicated in the universities and the media—wherever you look, both in western Europe and in North America. The members of the elite class have this tendency to proclaim Islam, some “mysterious, authentic” Islam, to be peaceful, and to be tolerant, and those Muslims prone to violence are proclaimed to be non-representative fringe. Well, I would really appreciate, if people who make such claims, could then explain the continuity of violence from the earliest day of Islam, from the earliest days of the Prophet, and his immediate successors, throughout the thirteen centuries of recorded history.

— Serge Trifkovic, Foreign Affairs Editor, Chronicles: A Magazine

The real burning question in the world today is: Does Islam, and Islamic civilization, actually sanction the violence that we are seeing being perpetrated in its name around the world? And to that, we have to answer, if we are going to be honest, an unqualified yes. The Islamic sources, the Islamic texts, starting with The Koran, but not limited to The Koran, including the Hadith, Islamic tradition, Islamic theology, Islamic law, the traditions of the interpretation of The Koran, throughout history, and Islamic history itself, all bear witness to the fact that Islam has a developed doctrine, theology and law that mandates violence against unbelievers.

Robert Spencer, author, Islam Unveiled



Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012, serves on the board of He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. Register & Vote! Contact: