Islam — The Facts
These pages contain easily verifiable truths about the history, beliefs and practices of Islam. This website is about Islam—not Muslims. Nearly all Muslims strive to live peacefully with people of other faiths and raise their children in a safe and friendly environment. In these respects, Muslims are no different from Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and followers of many other religions. Muslims should be welcomed into non-Muslim communities with warmth and respect.
Muslims, ex-Muslims and Christian missionaries to Muslim countries contributed to the contents herein. Supplementary self-tests, maps, reading lists and suggested links to other reliable sources make this one of the most complete and compelling websites on the subject of Islam.
Non-Muslims may well know that Islam is an ideology with strict rules for nearly every aspect of life and harsh punishments for disobedience, but few understand that hardly any Muslims obey the rules.
Most Muslims attend communal rituals of prayer, fast and go on a pilgrimage to Mecca but otherwise live their lives as they wish. Per Islamic Law, adulterers must be stoned to death, thieves must have a hand amputated, and anyone who attempts to escape Islam must be executed. These punishments are rarely carried out—and then only in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Sudan and a few areas where Islamic fanatics rule.
Every tenet of Islam can be found in the Old Testament of the Bible, which was canonized 300 years before Islam was founded. Both Islam and Judaism ignore the New Testament of the Bible. Neither Muslims nor Jews accept that Jesus is divine or that God will send the Holy Spirit to comfort and empower all who follow the teachings of Jesus.
Islam holds that every person will be raised from the dead to spend eternity either in Paradise or Hell depending on how well they conform to the rules of Islam and whether they do more good than harm to Muslims. Christianity teaches that every person will be raised from the dead to spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell, depending on whether you love God and love your neighbor as yourself.
Islamic Law, Sharia, decrees that Muslim men may keep up to four wives and every child born to a Muslim family must be raised Muslim. Ninety-six percent of Islam’s growth is due to high birth rates.
Every Muslim has a sacred duty to spread Islam; Qur’an 8:39 reads, “Fight until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere.” Of the world’s 7.6 billion people, 1.6 billion (21%) claim to be Muslims. Fewer than 5 percent of Muslims obey this edict to fight for world domination. However, if only 3 percent of them are true believers who fight to spread Islam, then the army of Islam is 9,600,000 strong (1.6 billion x 1/2 male x 40% fighting age x .03).
Ever since the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Stephen Blanton, a Christian, has worked tirelessly to learn the beliefs and practices of Islam. He understands how it is possible for peaceful Muslims and fighting Muslims to revere the same Islamic holy book, the Qur’an, and worship the same Allah.
Question: Islam’s central theme is, “Allah has no son (Jesus), and Allah has no associate (Holy Spirit).” Why is Islam so anti-Christian?
Answers: (1)Christianity is the greatest threat to Islam; there are more Christians than Muslims and Christian churches send missionaries throughout the world.(2) Christianity holds that those who believe Jesus is the Son of God will receive the Holy Spirit and its benefits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal 5:22). Islam holds that Allah has no son and the holy spirit does not exist. (3) Christianity holds that God is Love and commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Islam holds that Allah is unknowable, and that Allah commands Muslims to fight until Islam is the dominant religion. (4) The Christian Bible was canonized 300 years before Islam existed, and it never mentions Islam or its founder, Muhammad.
Islam teaches that Allah gives Muslims the ability to judge the behavior of others and the authority to punish those who disobey Allah’s will. Islam judges all non-Muslims as disobedient infidel hell-bound friends of Satan. Muslims also judge other Muslims. Sunnis and Shiites have been slaughtering one another since AD 656 because they can’t agree on who Allah chose to succeed Muhammad as Islam’s supreme leader.
Most Muslims accept Islam’s tenet that they are superior to non-Muslims spiritually, morally and physically. Their greatest hope is one world government ruled by a Muslim Caliph. Islam prohibits assimilation into non-Muslim societies.
Migrants everywhere are fleeing the effects of Islam: poverty, starvation, wars, endless conflicts and hopelessness. Western countries are welcoming Muslim migrants because of labor shortages even though very few of the migrants possess the work skills or language skills to become productive members of society. Crime rates have risen in every country that has taken in large numbers of migrants. Sweden has become the rape capital of the world.
QUESTIONS (1) What factors contribute most to Islam’s phenomenal growth? (2) What is the real meaning of jihad, a struggle for inner purity or Islam’s fight for world domination? (3) Do most Muslims understand the language of Islam’s holiest book, the Qur’an?
ANSWERS (1) High birth rates and forced conversions account for 96% of Islam’s growth. (2) Jihad means total warfare against non-Muslims until Islam prevails worldwide. (3) Fewer than 20% of Muslims understand Arabic, the language of the Qur’an.
More than 95% of Muslims are peaceful. They ignore Islam’s call for world domination. However, Islam demands conformity, so they must at least pretend to comply with its norms or risk execution. This prevents peaceful Muslims from criticizing Islamic terrorism.
Islamists learn from childhood that they are superior to non-Muslims morally, physically and intellectually Their sole purpose in life is to spread Islam by any means and for as long as it takes. Islamic police, professors, mayors, and judges are becoming commonplace.
Religious-looking rituals of prayer and pilgrimage conceal Islam’s tenet of world domination. Correctly performing Islamic rituals and obeying Islamic rules is the Muslim path to Paradise, where they expect to enjoy sensual pleasures for all eternity.
REVIEW OF STEPHEN’S BOOK, The Heart of Islam, Pride, Purpose, Loyalty: “It is difficult to ignore the factual information presented. This is not discriminatory or inflammatory. It challenges the visitor’s current understanding of Islam. In a time when “politically correct” trumps “truth and transparency,” Mr. Blanton is to be commended on his courageous stance in presenting the facts. We as a country will fall for anything if we don’t stand for something. Nice Wake-up call Mr. Blanton.” Dr. Mike S.