The Reformer feeds the beast
Editor of the Reformer:
Your opinion article on June 16 entitled "Toxic Masculinity and its affect on our nation" should have read "Toxic Islam."
The terror of the mass shooting in Orlando targeting the LGBT community was truly tragic. My prayers and condolences are with those murdered, those wounded and their friends and family. I do agree with you that this was absolutely a hate crime but what you and many more fail to understand or worse, fail to acknowledge and admit because of your political correctness is that this is a teaching of Islam. It is written in the Hadith (the sayings, teachings and traditions of Muhammad) and revered side by side with the Qur'an: "When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes. ""Kill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to." "Sihaz (lesbian sexual activity) of women is zina (illegitimate sexual intercourse) among them."
Not only are homosexuals condemned and subject to death, under sharia law but any non-Muslim belief or refusal to convert or submit to Islam. We are all infidels.
It is a fact that violent jihad warfare against unbelievers (Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, atheist and agnostics ... anyone not a Muslim) is not some heretical doctrine held by a tiny minority of extremists, but a constant element of mainstream Islamic theology. Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a religion of war and intolerance. Islam will only become a religion of peace when everyone is Muslim or at least subject to the Islamic state.
John Quincy Adams wrote: "In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar (i.e. Muhammad), the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust; to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature. While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon the earth, and good will towards men."
Perhaps you are aware of the oppression and abuses of women in Islamic states. Recently, the atrocity committed by radical Islam in the burning alive, in a cage of women and girls who were being held hostage as sex slaves but who refused to submit to their Muslim captors.
Winston Churchill said, " How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays at its votaries. Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property — either as a child, wife or a concubine-must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men."
The Reformer's political correctness is the fodder that will continue to feed the beast.
Jeffrey LaFlamme Brattleboro, June 16