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As a devout Christian, I'm embarrassed by the content in this pamphlet. I would never want anyone to consider my religion violent based on stories from the Old Testament where righteous people chose to kill rather than forgive. Consider the frustration if we were all considered evil because of events in the Spanish inquisitions, the crusades, or any number of insane acts performed by the papacy in the dark ages. How can we explain the numerous indications of slavery in the Bible?

I can separate my study of the scriptures and the important teachings from the historical context that was recorded in languages I can't read. The sections of the Quran I've read don't seem overly violent to me and there are many Christ like suggestions such as being charitable and forgiving.

Christ would certainly not condone the use of money available for helping people in need toward the printing and distribution of material that does not fairly depict the meaning of a religion practiced by one in four people.

Our memories seem to be very short. The incredible violence and hate flowing from a small contingent of fanatics that happen to be Muslim, appears eerily similar to a small contingent of self proclaimed Christians that believed the Nazi Party could inspire people with "Positive Christianity" and justify the murder of millions of Jews.

This pamphlet cannot possibly bring any clarity to modern day conflicts and should be considered a dramatic failure in judgement by the CBN.

Jerry 3 days ago Flag as inappropriate

Thank you CBN. Christ is King. Jesus is the Prince of Peace!

Holluwasean Jan 12, 2015 at 5:47 am Flag as inappropriate

Shame on you for release a booklet based on lies, you started off by giving a fraction of of meaning on the definition on jihaad. Jihaad does not meet holy war, the word war in Arabic is harb.

Jihad means struggling in the name of Allah Almighty. Jihad doesn't always mean a war or battle. Any mean for spreading Islam and the Truth, or to fight for what is right and condemn what is wrong (such as fighting the bad and helping the oppressed even if they were not Muslims) are considered Jihad. I'm not going to respond back by giving verses in the Old and New Testaments on the killing verses as I don't that will only results in hatred among the Christians and Muslim.

And the slander you gave to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are lies. If you want to seek the real authentic and award winning book on the biography of the Prophet, then read on "The Sealed Nectar" instead (ebook can be downloaded here ). I know it's too much but it is based on authentic reporting and not by hearsay of someone has no reputation and acknowledgment even from the Muslim world.

And the verses of Quran where taken out of its context. You wouldn't want people from other faith to quote a verse from Bible out of its context, would you ? Read the original English translation with the commentaries from a well known translator used by many Muslims in the most part of the world ( here is the link to the pdf: ).

Do yourself a favor by reading from these authentic sources and finally you can do your own judgement on what Islam really preach and will come to know that the real teaching of Islam promotes peace and do not harbor terrorism like what you see in the media because it is their job to instill and feed your mind with hatred towards Islam no matter whether they are all false news. You now have the choice to do your own research and you will come to know that the Muslims regards Jesus as well as Noah, Abraham, Moses and Muhammad (peace be upon them all and all other prophets) as the leading Messengers of God which preach mankind to worship and obey one true Monotheistic God, and not Trinity. Muslims uplift Jesus (peace be upon him) by following his way of worship by putting his face on the ground, his fasting, his way of eating kosher food, his greeting of peace, his way of keeping beard and also circumcision, and also Mary the mother of Jesus in ways of keeping her modesty by covering herself like a Muslim.

Truly, read the links I have given you, and trust me, if you seek for the real truth with real intention of finding the truth and not on finding faults, then the truth shall find you, by God's will.

Adi Dunkins Jan 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm Flag as inappropriate

Downloaded but cannot open. Please mail one to me. Thank you very much.

rlitten Jan 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm Flag as inappropriate

We had a copy; gave it to our church, so decided to download an ecopy, can't open it! Am on HTML; not Hi-Speed! Help!

George & Somsri Jan 10, 2015 at 3:19 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you CBN for your most informative news coverage. Thank you as well for the booklet/fact sheet on Islam. Pray God's richest blessings on CBN News ministry and team.

lorna Jackson Jan 9, 2015 at 5:47 am Flag as inappropriate

I can't seem to download this file, can the pdf be emailed to me?

Jeffrey Speelman Dec 9, 2014 at 6:53 am Flag as inappropriate

Thank you CBN and all who care to know the truth. The more closely we examine Jesus, the BETTER HE LOOKS!!! The more closely we examine Muhammad, the worse he looks. If you are muslim please understand what is at stake here. You must believe Jesus to get saved. Jesus said I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE. He is Almighty God and He is not a liar.

halfGermanIsrealsupporter Dec 6, 2014 at 12:19 am Flag as inappropriate

Islam as a religion is a word of God and a complete way of life. Yes there are lots of bad people out there who claim to be Muslims and do evil things like those who are out there who did and still do evil things and claim to be Christians or Jews, all of those are cursed by God and will be badly punished, what they do is an incorrect interpretation of the religion, don’t look at the small percentage of those who do evil things and generalize your judgment, look at the 12+ billion Muslims who reflect the true religion of Islam.

What has been mentioned in this booklet is all fabrication of the true facts about Islam; all of the verses and ahadith were taken completely out of context hence they were completely explained in a false manner. Muslims believe in Jesus, Moses and all other prophets like Mohammad, if a Muslim does not believe in one prophet then his religion is not complete.

Before you judge the religion, learn about it from the mouth of its people who practice it on a daily basis; come and visit an Islamic center and have an experience.

thetruepath Dec 5, 2014 at 11:35 pm Flag as inappropriate

i have downloaded the booklet.. thank you CBN and TBN

Edward njiku Dec 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm Flag as inappropriate

Man has always used titles to define their selves. I prefer not to, I am of native american Indian, bit the only title I will use is I am a child of God and that Jesus Christ is my lord, my savor, my hero, the light in so much darkness, and the holy spirit is my guide to leading my life in a way that will bring joy to his heart as well as my own. I pray for eyes and hearts to be opened, our father is of love and peace, and all things that are good.. My heart goes out to our heavenly father, how his heart must break to see his children killing each other. After all these years of many countries.. What is sad is .. We will be judged on our deeds and so many souls have been lost due to a closed heart

Godschild Nov 20, 2014 at 6:58 am Flag as inappropriate

Thanks for this great piece of info.

JaluitMarshalls Nov 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm Flag as inappropriate

Hi People,

better to stop much talking about islam....being a Son of Jesus...Simply pray.

God will make things new in coming day.

In Christ,

Ravijohn Nov 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm Flag as inappropriate

I cant download this booklet. Can you send me one through the mail please?

Kristin Flahart Nov 12, 2014 at 9:43 am Flag as inappropriate

Thanks CBN for putting this up for download on your website! CBN is doing a great job of exposing Islam for the monster that it is! A sinister plan (by Satan, who is behind this!) to deceive people and put them into chains! I love everybody, but I am having a reallly hard time to differentiate between the Muslim and their religion quite frankly. However, I will pray for Muslims to open their eyes so they can see Jesus!

sojourner Oct 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm Flag as inappropriate

Well CW, Barack Obama was invited to a major Christian church during his presidential campaign, an event that would greatly help his chances of convincing 'the naive, uninformed part of American Christians that he was worthy of their vote. (And naive and uninformed, like the pastor that invited him, is exactly what they were - they voted for him!
During his "conversation He was asked point blank by the pastor of that church whether he was a Christian believer or not. Like the liar and deceiver that he is (, who else fits that "ticket"?!) he looked the pastor in the eyes and stated very clearly that, "I am a born-again believer in Jesus Christ"! Well, he is no more a believer in Jesus Christ than I am the King of Spain! And I do not think that you are any more than he said he was - a believer in Jesus Christ! If you were, you would not come out with this kind of "elaborate" rhetoric! You would defend the stats that she came out with, understanding that she was not out to slander, rather to inform in light of what is taking place in today's society. Or, if you knew better than her (which is hard to believe, quite frankly!), then you would at least shut up, and correct her some other way. Consider the time it took her research this and to write this. No, you are no Christian believer, you are a phoney!

sojourner Oct 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm Flag as inappropriate

some hear said that the Koran talks about christ and nature. and i would like to say ya if at the beginning of the koran: it says that muhamed was told by Gabriel that Christ did not come to die for man (even tho in the bible Gabriel said the opposite)(Jesus: savor of man) and that god values all of creation over us (when the bible states that god values us over everything thus why we were created last and one of the reasons that the devil rebelled agents the lord.) then sure........everything opposite of what the bible says about us and christ....then sure....

KnightofLight Oct 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you for exposing islam for the evil it really is. I have been sharing this book with everyone. I also have a physical copy of this book. People need to understand why islam began. Islam only began because Muhammad wanted things; particularly sex. Muhammad raped a six year old child, told people that God said he could do it, then beheaded anyone who tried to stop him. Then, he told people that God said that he alone could have as many wives/sex slaves as he wanted, and promised men they could have up to four wives at once, and an unlimited number of sex slaves, if they follow him. Islam was built around sex and getting Muhammad laid. That's all islam is. Islam died when Muhammad was poisoned (Muhammad actually died in the exact manner he said he would if he were a false prophet).

Hezekiah Oct 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm Flag as inappropriate

I got to the know about this beautiful little tract on television when an aged gentleman, reminding me of Walt Whitman, suggested acquiring a copy.

I was astonished that mere 38 pages could sum up so succinctly all that I heard for nearly a decade now: Islam is born out of bloodshed. I was especially moved by the remarkable Christian piety at the end that pitied the Muslims, who though reject the violence, are nonetheless silent about it. Another key takeaway was that Islam is frozen in time and whereas other religions have kept up with the times and spirit, Islam has never updated its theology.

God only save us from what is to come. Nevertheless GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Apologete Oct 9, 2014 at 7:42 pm Flag as inappropriate

And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. revelation 22:19 referring to the holy scriptures of the holy bible.
its very simple...there is only one way to Jehovah and that is through Jesus Christ.

familylife Oct 9, 2014 at 8:05 am Flag as inappropriate

Muhammad is a False Prophet warned of in Galatians 1: 6-9. He was a known murderer, pedophile and rapist. He married his own adopted sons wife, and had 12 wives, when he taught that "Allah" allowed 4 wives. He was a cunning monster and worshipped idols and bowed down at the Kabaa in Mecca, the place of idol worship. He denied that Jesus is the Son of God and that God is 3 persons. He on many occasions claimed the Devil gave him text and prophecies, so why would anyone, ever in history follow this man or his teachings? He is NOT with God now. He has cause Billions to lose their souls. Please turn from this wicked cancer on mankind and save your souls, turn from Islam to the one true King of Kings.

Crusader Oct 8, 2014 at 4:07 pm Flag as inappropriate

Even the Encyclopedia Brittanica has the recorded history of the MUSLIM World crucifying Armenians.. With pictures back to 1600's THE USA has NOW seen what ISLAM truly is, & there is NO MORE DISCUSSION NECESSARY! The HORRIFIC slaughters & mutilations SAY IT ALL.

Reign_Yeshua Sep 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm Flag as inappropriate

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CBN ADMIN Sep 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm Flag as inappropriate

We downloaded the Islam booklet, but, it will not open? Please send us a copy. Enjoy The 700 Club!

Victoria Waller Sep 19, 2014 at 11:19 am Flag as inappropriate

I would like to debunk the statement of Netprophet and Muslim apologists who visit this website and attempt to white wash the violence in Islam.

Islam is indeed a violent religion based on the following historical facts:

In 704-705, Caliph Walid I gathered together the nobles of Armenia in the Church of St. Gregory and in the Church of Xram on the Araxis and burned them alive. The rest were crucified and their women and children were captured as slaves. The worse happened to the Armenians between 852 and 855. Over in Egypt, in 722, the surveyor Usama b. Zaid, attacked convents and churches but Caliph Hisham later asked him to leave the Christians alone.
In 853, Abbassid Caliph Mutawakil ordered all new churches to be destroyed. Caliph al-Mutasim, known as the Islamic hero, was a great wager of holy wars against the Christians and heretics. After the capture and pillage of Amorium in 838, there were so many captive slaves that Caliph al-Mutasim ordered them to be auctioned in batches of five and ten. During the rule of caliph al-Mamun the pagans of Harran had to choose between Islam and death.
In 924, the Church and convent of Mary in Damascus was plundered and burned and other churches destroyed. Further destruction occurred in Ramleh, Ascalon, Tinnis, and Egypt during the invasion of Asad ud Din Shirkuh. In the capture and sacking of Thessalonica in 903 CE, 22,000 Christian captives were divided amongst the Arab chieftains or sold into slavery.
There were massacres of the Spanish Christians in and around Seville. Al-Hakim biamr Illah gave orders that the Churches of his dominions should be destroyed. A Muslim historian records that over 30,000 churches built by the Greeks in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere were destroyed, their contents seized and sold in the markets and lands confiscated. [Tritton AS, The Caliphs and their non-Muslim Subjects. London, 1970, p. 54].
Six thousand Jews were massacred in Fez of Morocco in 1033. Hundreds of Jews were killed between 1010 and 1013 near Cordoba and other parts of Muslim Spain and an entire Jewish community of 4000 in Grenada was annihilated in 1066.
In 1064, the Seljuk Sultan, Alp Arslan, devastated Georgia and Armenia. Those, whom he did not take captive, were executed. [Ibn Warraq, pp. 218-238]
Eleventh century also saw the barbaric assault of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni on Hindustan starting in 1000 CE. He launched 17 plundering, looting and slave-taking expeditions to India. Abu Nasr Muhammad Utbi, Sultan Mahmud’s secretary, gloats in his official chronicle that after attacking Waihind in November 1001 CE, Mahmud’s army slaughtered 15,000 fighting men in “splendid action” before capturing 500,000 men and women as slaves. In Mahmud’s attack of Ninduna and Panjab in 1014, “slaves were so plentiful that they became very cheap and the men of respectability in their native land were degraded by becoming slaves of ordinary shop-keepers (in Ghazni)”. The extent of barbarity of Sultan Mahmud was vividly described by contemporary Muslim historians. In the attack on Thanesar, “the blood of the infidels flowed so copiously that the stream was discolored and the people were unable to drink it”. Similarly in the slaughter of Sirsawa near Saharanpur, “the Musalmans paid no regard to the booty till they had satiated themselves with the slaughter of infidels.” [Utbi, Tehrik-i-Yamini, ED, Vol II, pp 41-42, 49-50]. When Mahmud learned that the famous Hindu temple at Somnath housed a monolith brought from the temple of Ka’ba, which was destroyed by the Prophet of Islam in 630 CE, out of jealous piety, he rushed to destroy the Somnath temple. Hindus in great numbered assembled to protect their sacred temple and offered Mahmud great booty, which he ignored and according to Ibn Asir [Kamil-ut-Tawarikh], he massacred 50,000 Hindus guarding temple and destroyed it.
In the 12th century, the Almohads of North Africa spread terror wherever they went. The Jews in Yemen were given choice of death or conversion to Islam in 1165. Similar choice was given to the Jews of Aden in 1198. According to Stillman [The Jews of Arab Lands], there were forced conversions of Jews under the Almohad caliphs, al-Mumin (d 1165), Abu Yakub (d 1184) and al-Mansur (d 1199). The Christians of Grenada were deported to Morocco by the Almoravids rulers in 1126.
In the Indian front, after the scourge of Mahmud Ghazni, there was a relative calm until Turk Ghaurid Sultan Muhammad Ghauri started his attacks beginning in 1175. When he became successful in 1192 to defeat Prithviraj Chauhan, he launched a scourge of conquest of Sirsuti, Samana, Khuhram and Hansi with ruthless slaughter and a general destruction of temples and their replacement with mosques. Similar events followed in Ajmer and Delhi later on [KS Lal, Theory and Practice of Muslim State in India, p. 21].
Muhammad Ghauri’s lieutenant Qutbuddin Aibak, succeeded him to become the first Muslim Sultan in India. He dispatched Ikhtiyaruddin Bakhtiyar Khalji to the East and himself concentrated in Hindustan proper. He captured Kol (modern Aligarh) in 1194. There “those of the garrison who were wise and cute were converted to Islam, but those who stood by their ancient faith were slain with the sword.” [Hasan Nizami, Taj-ul-Maasir, E.D., H, 222]
During Aibak’s rule of 20 Lunar years, he captured Hansi, Meerut, Delhi, Ranthambhor and Kol, which accompanied similar massacres, destruction and slave-taking. When Sultan Muizzuddin personally mounted a campaign against Hindustan, Aibak proceeded as far as Peshawar to meet him, and the two together attacked the Khokhar (Hindu) stronghold in the Koh-i-Jud or the Salt Range. The Hindus (Khokhars) fled to the highest in the mountains. They were pursued. Those that escaped the sword fled to the dense depth of the jungle; others were massacred or taken captive. The result was a great plunder and many captives sold as slaves. According to Farishtah 300 to 400 hundred thousand Khokhars were converted to Islam by Muizzuddin.
Under Aibak most of Hindustan from Delhi to Gujarat, Lakhnauti to Lahore and Bihar to Bengal were brought under the sway of the Turks. In every attack great many people were killed and large number of women and children were captured as slaves. In 1202 CE, Ikhtiyaruddin Bakhtiyar Khalji marched into Bihar and attacked the University centers at Nalanda, Vikramshila and Uddandpur. The Buddhist monks and Brahmans, identified by shaved head, taken as idolaters, were massacred and the common people were captured and enslaved. Ibn Asir says that Qutbuddin Aibak made ‘war against the provinces of Hind. He killed many, and returned with prisoners and booty.” In Banaras, according to the same author, “the slaughter of the Hindus was immense; none was spared except women and children”. Fakhr-i-Mudabbir informs us that as a result of the Turkish achievements under Muizzuddin and Aibak, even poor (Muslim) householder became owner of numerous slaves.”
Christians of Damascus were killed or sold into slavery and their Churches were burned down. Sir Steven Runciman records that Sultan Baibars had promised the safety of the garrison of Safed if they surrendered to the Muslims. When they surrendered, the Muslims fell upon the population and massacred them. At the capture of Antioch by the Muslims, “Even the Muslim Chroniclers were shocked by the carnage that followed”, says Runciman. The Jews of Marrakesh were massacred in 1232. Following this, the Jews of Morocco were persecuted, forced to convert or leave. The Jews of Tabriz were obliged to convert in 1291 CE [Ibn Warraq; p. 227]
The riots of 1321 in Cairo, in which several churches were destroyed, which in turn, set on destruction of churches throughout Egypt resulting in desecration of more than 50 churches. The Jews of Tabriz were again made to convert to Islam in 1318 CE and those of Baghdad in 1333 and 1344.
Sultan Allauddin Khaliji (1296-1316) continued his terrorizing massacre, slave-taking and looting mission in the early 14th century, which made him the greatest rulers of the so-called Sultanate period (c 1200-1500 CE). In the sack of reconstituted Somnath temple for a second time, Wassaf recounts that the Muslim army captured 20,000 women and children as salves. [Wassaf, Bk IV, p. 448]. In 1301 Ranthambhor was attacked and in 1303, Chittor. In the Chittor attack 30,000 people were massacred in cold blood [Khazain, Habib trs p 49], and women and children were taken captives. Similar things happened in the attack of Malwa, Sevana and Jalor (1305-1311). According to Shams Shiraj Afif in the days of the Khaljis, “the Turks, whenever they please, can seize, buy or sell any Hindu.” [Nuh Sephr, trs, in ED III, 561]. No wonder that 50,000 slave boys were engaged in his personal services and 70,000 slaves worked continuously in his buildings. Ziauddin Barani describes the continuous arrival of batches of slaves in the markets of Delhi and elsewhere.
Over in Constantinople, Sultan Mehemet unleashed utter barbarism. When Constantinople fell to the Muslim army, the Sultan allowed his soldiers to massacre the population for three days. They poured into the city and slew every men, women and children they met in the streets [Ruchimen, The Fall of Constantinople, 1453, p. 145].
The Jews of Yemen were forced to choose between death and conversion in 1678. In 1617 and 1622, the Jews of Persia were declared apostates and suffered a wave of forced conversion and persecution. During the reign of Shah Abbas II (1642-1666), all the Jews of Persia were forced to convert, between 1653 and 1666. Taverniar, the 17th century French traveler, records as to how in Anatolia, “Everyday there were numerous Greeks who are forced to become Turks”.
In 1790, Jews were massacred in Tetuan (Morocco).
In 1828, Jews of Baghdad were massacred. In 1834, a cycle of violence and pillage began against the Jews and their properties in Safed. In 1839, massacre of Jews occurred in Meshed (Iran). The survivors had to suffer forced conversion. A massacre of the Jews took place in Barfurush in 1867. In 1840, the Jews of Damascus suffered first in a series of blood libels, which spread to many cities. Other outbreaks of violence, murder and pillage of the Jews and their properties occurred in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and the Arab countries.
Starting in the 7th century, the Armenian Christians suffered terribly in the 19th century. The Turks massacred about 250,000 Armenian Christians in 1894-1896 in a planned and methodical design.
Massacre of the Armenians continued in the early 20th century. In 1904 and in 1909 CE, about 30,000 Armenians were slaughtered in Adana. The most horrible mass murder of Armenians occurred in 1915, which can be rightly described as the first genocide of the 20th century. More than 1,000,000 (one million) Armenians were systematically massacred – thousands were shot to death, drowned (included Children), thrown over the cliffs and the survivors were deported or reduced to slavery .
There is clear evidence of slavery persisting in Saudi Arabia and the Yemen even in the 1950s. A report in a French Magazine in the 1990s gave an estimate of 45,000 Blacks are being kidnapped by the Muslims to be sold in slavery in the Gulf states and the middle east [L Vie, no.2562, Oct 6, 1994].

Shalom Shalom Sep 12, 2014 at 4:19 am Flag as inappropriate