Trump says it: ‘I think Islam hates us’

Donald Trump has just smashed another politically correct taboo, and the consequences will be profound.  Speaking to Anderson Cooper in a CNN interview, he blatantly stated what I suspect a majority of Americans believe: “I think Islam hates us.”

This is a discussion long overdue.

The outrage developed almost immediately, and almost all of it misquoting Trump, as if he said all Muslims hate us.  See, for example, Cenk Uygur, who dismisses this as “unbelievably ignorant” and claims that nobody can speak for Islam:

Actually, it is very clear what Islam is: the Koran and Hadith.  And they are very clear about infidels:

Quran (2:191-193) - "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing... but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)" (Translation is from the Noble Quran)

And:

Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."

And:

Quran (3:56) - "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."

And:

Quran (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority".

And:

Quran (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward."

And:

Quran (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks."

And:

Quran (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain..."

And:

Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.

There are many more examples.  Sure, many Muslims may not hate the West, but they are ignoring their own religion’s scripture, which is “the word of Allah” according to all Muslim theological authorities.

Let’s have the discussion.

Donald Trump has just smashed another politically correct taboo, and the consequences will be profound.  Speaking to Anderson Cooper in a CNN interview, he blatantly stated what I suspect a majority of Americans believe: “I think Islam hates us.”

This is a discussion long overdue.

The outrage developed almost immediately, and almost all of it misquoting Trump, as if he said all Muslims hate us.  See, for example, Cenk Uygur, who dismisses this as “unbelievably ignorant” and claims that nobody can speak for Islam:

Actually, it is very clear what Islam is: the Koran and Hadith.  And they are very clear about infidels:

Quran (2:191-193) - "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing... but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)" (Translation is from the Noble Quran)

And:

Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."

And:

Quran (3:56) - "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."

And:

Quran (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority".

And:

Quran (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward."

And:

Quran (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks."

And:

Quran (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain..."

And:

Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.

There are many more examples.  Sure, many Muslims may not hate the West, but they are ignoring their own religion’s scripture, which is “the word of Allah” according to all Muslim theological authorities.

Let’s have the discussion.