“…The truth is that Islam is Islam: there is no “Islam of ISIS,” “Islam of Al-Qaeda,” “Islam of Turkey,” “Islam of Hamas,” or “moderate Islam.” Islam is based on the Quran and the accepted Hadiths. Islam is also defined by the schools of jurisprudence and their interpretations of Sharia. For the Muslims who are living in denial, it would behoove them to realize that all schools of Islamic jurisprudence advocate violence towards Christians, Jews and unbelievers. Furthermore, the Hadiths of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim corroborate this fact. The notion of a “peaceful and tolerant Islam” is a fabricated myth that has no Islamic justification.
If people are so dumb as to claim “differences in interpretation,” then consider ABC News’ example over the word “virgin.” In an effort to distance the word from its proper context and usage in the Quran and Hadiths, which indicate that “houris” (virgins) are rewards in paradise for the faithful Muslim men, an argument was made that “virgins” actually means “raisins.” So let us then consider why a faithful Muslim would become a suicide bomber for 72 raisins when he can just go to the grocery store and buy a boxful.”
This letter appeared in the Daily Lobo, the “independent” newspaper of the University of New Mexico and was written in response to Resolution 6s, the infamous “Islamophobia Resolution”.