is a religion that promotes peace for all humanity."? Either you are
living in a different planet, or I am not seeing things right. Please
take a look at all the protest rallies and racist, religious bigotry
statements being made in Malaysia the last one year. Have you heard any
from the Buddhist, the Sikhs, the Christians, Hindus? Who makes all the
threats, inflammatory speeches, demands, public protests? "Islam is a
religion that promotes peace for all humanity". You sure fooled me.
People should read about The History of Jihad by Robert Spencer. He covers it brilliantly, all students should read that book. 1,400 years of killings, the PAS lawmaker should read that first before suggesting proselytizing to impressionable young Infidels. Warning : You will become Islamophobic after reading it. The gory details of ruthless Islamic oppression in these and other regions are carefully related by Spencer, usually relying on accounts written during the time. And the many stories of the enslavement and persecution and pogroms against Christians and Jews make up a big part of all this. It should be compulsory reading for all students in Malaysia.
While the phrase ‘streets running with rivers of blood’ may involve some poetic license, more than once we read of this being the outcome of Islamic slaughter and carnage. For example, Spencer cites historian Steven Runciman regarding the fall of Constantinople in May of 1453:
The Muslims “slew everyone that they met in the streets, men, women, and children without discrimination. The blood ran in rivers down the steep streets from the heights of Petra toward the Golden Horn. But soon the lust for slaughter was assuaged. The soldiers realized that captives and precious objects would bring them greater profit.”
Or consider one contemporary Muslim account of the jihad against Hindus in India in the 14th century. Some 100,000 men had taken refuge on an island along with their families. The Muslims transformed “the island into a basin of blood by the massacre of the unbelievers…. Women with babies and pregnant ladies were haltered, manacled, fettered and enchained, and pressed as slaves into service at the house of every soldier.”
The Islamic warlord Tamerlane, who actually penned an autobiography, spoke of his dilemma as to what to do with a large horde of Hindu prisoners.
He went with an easy option, saying this: “One hundred thousand infidels, impious idolaters, were on that day slain.”
Moving to more recent times, consider the treatment of the Christian Armenians. Late in 1894 a massacre lasting 24 days wiped out 25 villages. People were burned alive, and pregnant women were ripped open and their babies torn to pieces.