State Representative John Bennett Argues with a citizen about Islam during a public meeting

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Tina Kelly tries to get a direct answer from Bennett about what exactly he proposes to do after Bennett compared Islam to a cancer that needs to be cut out.

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Audience member: Do you really believe Islam is a religion. (Video 5:07)

FACT CHECK:

ISLAM is the world’s second largest religion with a following of over one billion people called Muslims—one-fifth of humanity.

The word “Islam” actually means “submission to God.” Therefore, “a Muslim is one who strives to submit to God.”

Islam has spread across the entire globe. Muslims can be found in North and South America as well as in Western Europe, but they are predominately found in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Their predominant homelands lie in the area commonly referred to as the “10/40 Window” (between 10 degrees latitudinal north and 40 degrees latitudinal north ranging from the eastern side of North Africa to the western side of Asia).

About 60% of Muslims are Asian. The regional breakdown of Muslims in the rest of the world is Arab world, 22%; sub-Sahara African, 12%; Eastern Europe, 5%. The rest are scattered through the world.

Audience member: “…no they they worship “Allah…” (Video 5:09)

FACT CHECK:
“Allah” is the Arabic word for “God” and has been so long before the existence of Islam. The names “Allah” and “God” are generally interchangeable within the Muslim religion and in Middle Eastern cultures.
Some English translations of the Qu’ran (Koran) use the name “God,” others use “Allah.”
This sometimes comes as a surprise to Christians who were raised in Western cultures.
Among former Muslims, many converts to Christianity commonly refer to God as “Allah.”
(This is despite the fact that they recognize clear differences in the character of God as described by the Bible compared to Islamic writings. For example, although both Christians, Muslims and Jews firmly believe there is only one God, Christians have the additional doctrine of the Trinity.)
Of course, the word “God” does not actually appear in the original Hebrew or Greek manuscripts of the Bible, accepted as Holy by both Christians and Muslims. “God” is an old English word which developed from an Indo-European word, meaning “that which is invoked,” which is also the ancestor of the German word Gott (meaning: God).

John Bennett: “…bring the peaceful Muslims to condemn the 109 verses of the Koran that promote violence…” (Video 7:15)

FACT CHECK:

Debunking The Myth That The Quran Endorses Violence by Discover the Truth

It is astonishing to see how some extremists love to cherry-pick verses out of the Quran in order to support their conclusion that Islam endorses violence against the innocent. Sadly, the ignorant, bigoted folk spew this further to the masses that Islam is a religion of violence.

Let’s be clear – Muslims are never ordered to fight against the innocent. Neither the Quran nor the Hadith endorse violence against the innocent. However, as I have examined in many of verses in their historical context, the Quran does allow people to fight back in self-defense, in order to repel oppression, persecution, and tyranny.

NOTE: If you don’t know what innocent people mean by now, this may be one of the reasons for using euphemism such as “collateral damage” or “friendly fire“.


Sources: http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/allah.html