|Martin Luther on Islam|
But history makes a mockery of Merkel's claim. If Islam belonged to Germany why have innumerable Germans down through the ages given their lives defending Germany from Islam?
What was the purpose of the Crusades if not to beat back Muslim expansion into Europe? What was the meaning of German armies driving the Turks from Vienna? If Islam belongs to Germany why was it abhorred in that country for one and half thousand years?
Five centuries ago the famous German Martin Luther acknowledged that the holy book of Islam, the Quran, hadn't even been translated into German. He then claimed that the Quran was a 'foul and shameful book.' Luther acknowledged the extreme violence inherent in Islam when he wrote that the Quran contains 'much glorification of the sword in it:'
'. . . the Turk’s Koran, or creed, teaches him to destroy not only the Christian faith, but also the whole temporal government. His Mohammed, as has been said, commands that ruling is to be done by the sword, and in his Koran the sword is the commonest and noblest work. Thus the Turk [Muslim] is, in truth, nothing but a murderer or highwayman, as his deeds show before men’s eyes.'
Martin Luther, insightful as he was, anticipated the rise of Islamic extremism when he described the consequences of embracing the Islamic faith:
'All fanatics, as a rule, when the spirit of lies has taken possession of them and led them away from the true faith, have been unable to stop there, but have followed the lie with murder and taken up the sword, as a sign that they were children of the father of all lies and murder…'Luther expands:
'Since, then, Mohammed’s Koran is such a great spirit of lies that it leaves almost nothing of Christian truth remaining, how could it have any other result than that it should become a great and mighty murderer, with both lies and murders under the show of truth and righteousness.'Islam does not belong to Germany. It never has belonged to Germany. No matter what delusional multiculturalist claim, reality is still reality. Islam is still not a religion of peace. It cannot live side by side with White Christian civilization.
500 years ago the German people didn't know even the basic premises of the Islamic faith. They did not know it's history, they did not know anyone who practiced Mohammadism, they had never read or even seen the Quran. The people of Germany knew only that Islam threatened their civilization, safety, and faith.
On all counts they were correct.
Today, the Germans have access to unlimited information about Islam, but they have failed to learn the most fundamental lesson about it: it is diametrically opposed to the Western world.