By John Sykes
The Verse of the Sword, Sura 9:5 of the Koran, says:
When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way. God is forgiving and merciful.
Militant Islam believes, as I do, that the verse means exactly what is says – subjugate or kill anyone who isn’t a muslim!
In Islam, the world is divided into two houses: the House of Peace, Dar al-Islam, and the House of War, Dar al-harb. There are no other choices given. Peace with Islam means either submission and conversion to Islam or submission and living in subjugation and paying tribute (jizya) to the Muslim masters. The only alternative to these two choices is death.
Where does President Obama stand on this? Again, from Hatter:
President Barack Hussein Obama, who was born, raised, and educated as a Muslim, once wrote, "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
Mr. President. Your actions now, not your words which we no longer trust, must make it very, very clear where you stand now!