Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the kidnapped hostages who were wickedly murdered in Sydney this morning.
Here are the four hostage videos released onto social media by the Islamist who kidnapped and murdered two in Sydney. It is clear that this "siege" was an Islamic act of war and terror; it was consistent Islam.
How can I make that claim? Well, just read the Quran and Kadiths. Here are some samples.
First, lets dispel the "racist" red herring card before it's paraded. Note that I am simply reporting what is found in the Islamic holy writ (Quran) and the interpretations of Muhammad's life, teachings and deeds (Kadiths). It is not racist to show the truth of a non-peaceful religion. Disliking a violent religion is not racism! Remember Islam is a religion, it is not a race. This distinction is important. Those holding the Islamic faith can be Anglo-Saxon, Chinese, Arabic, Indonesian etc; i.e. a person of any race can be Islamic. Racism is the hatred of a people simply due to their "race." Exposing unjust violence in a religion's holy writ is declaring the truth. Sometimes the truth hurts. But the truth is good for us.
In saying this, all those involved in the false religion of Islam (Hinduism, Paganism, Atheism, Agnosticism etc) know the Triune God of the Bible and suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Rom 1:18-22). All are to repent of their sins and turn to Jesus, the Messiah for salvation.
Unjust violence in the Quran
Quran (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah."
Quran (9:5) - "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them."
Quran (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
Quran (9:123) - "O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness."
Quran (33:60-62) - "If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be your neighbors in it but a little while. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter."
Quran (47:3-4) - "Those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord... So, when you meet (in fight Jihad in Allah's Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives)... If it had been Allah's Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost."
Unjust violence advocated in the Hadiths
Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be
established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."
Abu Dawud (14:2526) - The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah" and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist)."
Bukhari (8:387) - Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah'. And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally."
Muslim (1:30) - "The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah."
Bukhari (52:73) - "Allah's Apostle said, 'Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords'."
Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 484: - "Allah said, 'A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.'"
The only Prince of Peace
Let's stop beating around the bush. Consistent Islam is not peaceful. It advocates unjust violence. This does not mean we must fear Islam or act unjustly towards adherents to the faith. Jesus is the Lord of lords, King of kings and has all authority in heaven and on earth, now (Matt 18:18-20). Victory comes by and through the Gospel proclamation of the Prince of Peace. The best thing you can do for an Islamic friend is to share the Gospel and pray that God would release them from bondage to self, Satan and sin.
Australia has a deep Christian heritage. Our nation of relative peace, prosperity and freedom was created by optimistic, Gospel for all of life Christianity. Adversity provides Gospel opportunities. It is up to us to take them and be faithful bond-servants of Christ our Lord. Our response to the unjust violence of Islam must be to declare the Crown Rights of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, over all of life, private and public.
Muhammad vs. Jesus Christ
I highly recommend you take the time to listen to Dr Peter Hammond below.