Why Do You Kill Zaid?
The West is much more violent than the Muslim world. Millions of Arab civilians have been killed since colonialism began.
By JÃ¼rgen TodenhÃ¶fer
This advertorial was published in The New York Times by author JÃ¼rgen TodenhÃ¶fer, based on his book Why Do You Kill Zaid?
November 13, 2008 "Information Clearinghouse"
The above linked article is huge. It is worth reading with the caveats mentioned below.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34)
That does not mean what it is so often misinterpreted as meaning. Jesus came with the sword of truth that is the word and not the metal object used to spill blood and to take lives.
For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. (Luke 9:56)
It is important to read the whole Gospel message.
Also, just because "rightwing" hawks call for the militant destruction of Islam does not mean that all of the criticism against some of the contents of the Qur'an are incorrect.
The article makes many valid points, but it gushes over Mohammed ignoring those things that Mohammed wrote that if followed lead to war between peoples. Mohammed was not Jesus, and Jesus was not a war maker under any circumstances.
The author ignores that Mohammed denied Jesus was even crucified. Please, the author has written a propaganda piece.
This is not to say that people calling themselves Christian have not done the horrible things the author has stated.
I agree with much of what he wrote, but I know that sugar coating doesn't work. The truth is that Jesus was a total pacifist and that Muslims should convert and not attempt to moderate Islam.