Why Islam Is a Religion of War
"He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist." Koran 61:9
Islamic violence is a religious problem.
Islam derives meaning from physical supremacy, so war becomes an act of faith. To believe in Islam is to have faith that it will conquer the entire world. And to be a true Muslim is to feel called to aid in that global conquest, whether by providing money to the Jihadists or by becoming a Jihadist.
The fulfillment of Islam depends on the subjugation of non-Muslims so that violence against non-Muslims become the essence of religion.
They are not perverting a great religion, as our politicians claim: they are living it.
Everything they do is based on the Koran, the body of Islamic law, and the greater history of Islam.
What the Ten Commandments are for the Jew, or the resurrection of Jesus is for the Christian-- the physical dominance of Islam is to the Muslim. It is the basis and fulfillment of his faith.
Jihad is the force that gives Islam meaning. It is the deepest expression of faith.
To its followers, the validity of Islam is directly connected to its physical supremacy. As followers of the purported "final revelation" to mankind, Muslims not only have the obligation to conquer and subjugate the rest of the world, but also their religion is meaningful to the extent that they can carry on the work begun by Mohammad. The Jihadis who massacre non-Muslims are missionaries of their faith.