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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say that Islam is a religion of peace.  They pose no threat to anyone.  All they want is to live in peace and enjoy the same freedoms and privileges that we do.

I didn’t believe it then and certainly don’t believe it now.

What I see of the religion of peace is an entire culture taught that anyone that is not a Muslim is an infidel and the Quran tells them that infidels should be killed.  I’ve read and talked to many Muslims from countries like Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Pakistan who all say the same thing that they were taught as young boys to hate Christians, Jews and especially Americans.

I worked with a man who spent every penny he had to smuggle him and his family out of Iran back with Jimmy Carter was president and in the heart of the Tehran hostage situation.  He was a licensed doctor, but the US would not recognize his medical license, so he worked with me at a hardware-lumber store.  We often talked and he told me how in school growing up, all of the boys (girls were not allowed to attend school) were taught to hate America.  It was drilled into them day after day after day that their goal in life should be to grow up and help destroy America and they would be a hero if they were martyred in the process.

America has witnessed Muslim attacks including Benghazi and the murder of 4 Americans.  Let’s not forget the attack on the USS Cole; the 1983 attack on the US Embassy in Beirut that killed 63 and injured 120 more.  Then there was the first attack on the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 that killed 6; the attack on the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 that killed 224 and injured over 4000 others. We all remember September 11, 2001 when Muslim extremists commandeered 4 passenger airliners that were used to attack the two World Trade Centers, the Pentagon and a fourth failed attempt that all toll killed over 3,000 and wounded thousands of others.