Darrell Geurin recently submitted this letter to the editor in response to a person who challenged “Islamaphobic” letters that appear frequently in the local newspaper – Burkasrugly
In his recent letter Paul Hiebing did not address the points that Robert Norvell had made in his earlier letter about the way women are treated in Islam. Instead, he seemed to want to shut down any discussion of this subject by pulling out the Islamaphobia card. That is getting old and people see through that.
Mr. Hiebing should familiarize himself with the Koran as well as the Sira and the Hadith (the Trilogy texts). Additionally, he needs to get himself a copy of Reliance of the Traveller, which is the authoritative manual on Islamic law.
Islamic ideology is the source of the violence carried out by jihadists. No one’s religion was “hijacked.”
Verses found in the Koran (like Koran 8:12) say, “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” There are many more violent verses in the Koran and this needs to be addressed and discussed, not swept under the rug because it violates some silly politically correct rule.
I see differing opinions in the Jonesboro Sun letter section all of the time, so anyone is free to voice their opinion. This freedom of speech would never occur under Sharia law.
To deny that Muslim jihadists are not slaughtering people all over the world is to deny reality. Attacking the messenger without addressing the valid points he or she has made doesn’t solve anything. The Islamic world needs to come to grips with the fact that they have an extreme violence problem. Civilized people do not want this in their communities.
However, liberals and others continue play their racism cards (Islam is not a race). This is wearing thin because people can see with their own eyes the unending violence and who is committing it. And it isn’t Methodists and Baptists.
Mr. Hiebing mentioned the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in his letter. This is not a credible organization. According to the Washington Times (The FBI Dumps A ‘Hate Group’) the FBI severed its link with the SPLC in 2014. The SPLC also counts Christian opposition to same-sex marriage as a hate crime.
Mr. Hiebing might want to look up the definition of dhimmi. One might say it is the Islamic equivalent of a useful idiot.