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December 1, 2022

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letter to the editor:

Ideology of the Dark Ages

I am responding to the Oct. 11 column “Incomplete caricature of Islam” by Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times.

I question Kristof’s depth of knowledge of Islam because he dances around the facts of just what Islam is and what it hopes to accomplish. I suggest that Kristof familiarize himself with Islam’s Doctrine of Abrogation.

His reference to Nazi, Communist Europe as a Christian bloodthirsty religion is simply not true. He has assigned the acts of deranged men (who may or may not have called themselves Christian) to Muslims who are following the teachings of the Quran.

His reference to the Amalekites is from Exodus 17:8, and I quote, “The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim.” This was in battle and not an ongoing order to kill all Amalekites. This same battle is mentioned in 1 Samuel 15:2, when the Lord says, “I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt.”

It is not what men do in the name of religion; it is what the holy book of the religion teaches. Read the Quran. Surah 5:85, Surah 9:5. You will not find this teaching in the Bible.

Combining religion with the laws of the land has never succeeded in the history of man. In its essence, Islam is a political ideology, and it remains an ideology of the Dark Ages.

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