Last Updated January 14, 2003
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Introduction to Islam: Why I believe we should help Muslims in their own countries (taking that money to fund activities to release innocent prisoners, sex slaves, preventing female genital mutilations etc. etc. in Muslim countries) rather than importing them and their religion, especially during the present war. Freedom of religion, a basic human freedom, is the birthright of all humanity. We are free to believe anything within civilized limitations: we cannot believe in doing harm to others, regardless of sex, race or reason except for preventing harm to oneself. We must limit the spread of any religion that tells believers to harm others. I would never have known the brutal teachings of Koran, which are undoubtedly the inspiration behind terrorist acts which were a giant step backward for Islam, had it not been for 911. This page is not an attack on Islam, but rather a shake-up from ignorance, of this growing world religion that everyone has to be aware of, not so they can attack Muslims better, but so they can tell who is lying and who is telling the truth (excerpts from Koran given below and in links). The response by the Islamic community is generally that they don't believe in all those horrible things, (in the Koran) only the minority does - a denial of their religion. Nobody can leave a picture of Islam in your mind that is biased; the Internet will swiftly confirm or deny any position taken with millions of documents for your perusal. The links given here merely point out that Islam is not necessarily what you have been told.
Islam is the most misunderstood religion, but if you understood it, you would shake in your boots. Can you trust Islamic leaders to tell you the truth about Islam? Not if you know what the Koran says about lying for Islam. It is being smuggled into most parts of the world in disguise, hiding the parts that get some Muslims on the warpath. Most people are in the dark about Islam, which is a warrior religion, not anything like Christianity, nor do they worship the same God. Jews and Christians will burn in hell. Where do they get the idea that Islam is a "nice, peaceful" religion? What is a "balanced notion of Islam," which is what Islamic groups are trying to promote? If we read the Koran and become frightened, we are called Islamophobes. Oprah Winfrey sugar coated the religion to her shame, never asking (while interviewing Muslim leaders) about female circumcision and other horrible acts. Truth is not actionable, racist, (Islam is a religion, not a race) nor is it Islamophobia.
The entry of a Muslim country to the EU would open Europe to the Muslim world. Finland has already received thousands of refugees from Muslim Somalia which were brought in by the former president Ahtisaari, many of whom did not turn out to be a blessing for the Finnish people. For present and future security, Muslim (wartime) immigration to Finland should be stopped immediately until this war against Radical Islam is over. There are serious concerns over the world Muslim movement. A Muslim could, I suppose, say he didn't believe in the Koran (e.g. Mohammedís marriage to 9 year old Aisha) and the threatening statements made in it. But can we tell who does and who doesn't? Say 50% didn't. That would still make the rest a threat to the civilized world. Fact: Muslims are not allowed to fraternize with unbelievers. Muslim apologists give a rosy picture of the religion based on one part of the Koran, ignoring the other parts. If I were to tell you what Christianity is all about, but only told you about the Old Testament, would you have a good idea about the religion? Of course not. But that is what is happening. The gruesome parts are conveniently left out, and the religion appears totally ideal.
Bush is trying to get Islam to fraternize with Americans with exchange programs. This goes against their religion. They are forbidden by the Koran to do so, and if they do they could be in trouble. Fact: Muslims are allowed to lie for their religion, so you will never know if they are telling the truth. Fact: They can also beat their women, whose only job is to make lots of Muslims. "Surah 4:34 - Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Allah is high and supreme."
How can this religion be a peaceful religion if they don't even treat women as equals and command men to beat their wifes? Sarah Sheriff is the main source of disinformation to the EU regarding Islam and women. We should not spread lies about this important subject, but neither should we persecute people for their religion. By the way, contrary to EU, Islam is not a race, but a religion.
Sarah Sheriff testified in the EU Commision for racial equality thus: "the different roles of men and women in no way diminishes their equality." Either she has not read the Koran, or she is lying on purpose, on behalf of her religion. Sarah Sheriff is a spokesperson for Islam, to educate people about the religion.
Next problem. When Muslims immigrate and beat their wives, and the police arrive, the man says he is exercising his religion. The policeman goes away. That's how it is. (Christians are to love their neighbors irrespective of religion. Killing was done in the name of Christ, but Christ did not tell people to do so, as Mohammed did. We therefore love the Muslims, as anyone else, but hate his violent, questionable customs, which they must discard before being totally accepted. They want to live among us, let them adapt to our ways, discarding the violence and hatred in their religion publically. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. In Finnish: Maassa maan tavalla.)
The answer to Finnish population decline cannot be from the Muslim world for the foreseeable future. Nor should Finland be used as a platform to spread this type of religion that stirs hate in people who take the Koran literally, who lie to protect or advance their religion. There is a movement under way to reform Islam, but it is only being discussed at the moment by a few moderates. Christianity took generations to reform from its (unscriptual) violent ways. Tarja Halonen is an idealist who thinks all mankind's problems will be solved if everyone moved into everyone else's country. It's still the chasing after utopia, like communists, which we know doesn't exist. She thinks the Finns need some education about different peoples, and she wants to be the one who will be remembered for that and for making Finland a multicultural society. Finns have a wonderful life in that country, and tampering with that is just asking for even more emigration from that country which has traditionally been a problem. Tarja Halonen is a sincere person, but unfortunately, sincerely wrong in her attempts to educate the Finnish people in this way.