The holy Koran says (sura 2 at 191) “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter…”, and (sura 8 at 60) “Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your disposal so that you can strike terror into the enemies of Allah and of the believers and others beside them who may be unknown to you, though Allah knows them. And remember whatever you spend for the cause of Allah shall be repaid to you.”
And (sura 47 at 4) “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks.”
And (sura 9 at 5) “…When the sacred months have passed, then kill the Mushrikin wherever you find them. Capture them. Besiege them. Lie in wait for them in each and every ambush…”, and most especially for the Pope’s words, (sura 9 at 29), “Fight against those who do not obey Allah and do not believe in Allah or the Last Day and do not forbid what has been forbidden by Allah and His messenger even if they are of the People of the Book until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued”, and many more, as we have seen.
Islam, then, is violent by design, and has been violent of late. Given many People of the Book have not yet submitted and do not yet feel subdued, it is rational to suppose more violence done in the name of Mohammed is on its way.
Yet Pope Francis, God bless him, says the violent interpretation of Islam is wrong, and therefore we must conclude that those Muslims who read these texts and conclude that violence against non-Muslims is warranted, are not true Muslims.
“I do not like to speak of Islamic violence because everyday when I look through the papers, I see violence here in Italy,” the Pope told reporters.
“And they are baptised Catholics. There are violent Catholics. If I speak of Islamic violence, I also have to speak of Catholic violence,” he added.
He also said:
“I don’t think it is right to equate Islam with violence,” he told journalists during his return from a trip to Poland.
Francis defended his decision not to name Islam when condemning the brutal jihadist murder of a Catholic priest in France in the latest of a string of recent attacks in Europe claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.
“In almost every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists. We have them too.”
Well, it is true and obvious that baptised Catholics commit violent acts. Yet an Italian bank robber does not announce he is robbing the bank in the name of Christ, nor in the name of the Church, nor even in the name of the Pope. Yet many men rampaging across Europe who bravely slaughter children, women, and unarmed men—murderous Muslims are terribly heroic, are they not?—are gleefully killing in the name of Islam—and even in the name of God, a sin that the Pope might agree will send you to hell, even if committed in the official Year of Mercy.
There are currently no Catholic or Christian fundamentalist murderers murdering Muslims in the name of God. Too, nobody expects such men to rise up. Yet everybody, even those who say they do not, expects more Muslims to murder in the name of Islam.
They murder, and will continue to murder, in the name of Islam to convert those who will, and to force submission on those who won’t. How do we know this? Because this is what the murderers themselves say is their goal. It seems at least common courtesy to believe our enemy’s repeatedly stated motive. How frustrated these murderers must be to see the Pope’s words. “Why can’t we get anyone to believe us!” they must cry.
Not satisfied with his fallacy of equating murders done in the name of Islam and violent acts done in the name of self, the Holy Father also said, after mention Christianity has its own fundamentalists,
When fundamentalism goes to the point of killing — you can even kill with the tongue. This is what St James says, but (you can kill) also with a knife.
Experts are still divided whether having your “head chewed off” by a detractor and having your head literally sliced from your body by a Muslim with a knife are equivalent in any meaningful sense.