Kori Ali Muhammad murdered three people on the streets of downtown Fresno, CA while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” Who was surprised to see that a man by this name killed three people and then shouted what he did? This has happened too many times on American soil to be shocked. Americans are widely numb to such Islamic terror attacks because it happens on such a frequent basis.
However, it is outrageous that local police almost immediately attempted to downplay Muhammad’s religion and say this was solely a racially motivated crime. What the local law enforcement and most major news outlets failed to mention is that one Islamic group believes in black supremacy.
According to the Los Angeles Times “Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said many of Muhammad’s social media postings make reference to terms used by the Nation of Islam, which has been labeled a racist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Pointing to Muhammad’s repeated references to ‘white devils’ and ‘Yakub’ — the villainous figure responsible for creating white people, according to Nation of Islam lore — Levin said it is likely Muhammad thought he was taking part in a race war against whites. ‘We’re living in an era of violent reciprocal prejudice, and there are references on his website to Fard Muhammad, the founder of Nation of Islam, and Nation of Islam uses the term ‘white devils’ quite prolifically, as did this shooter,’ Levin said.”
While racism might have played a leading role in these murders, I don’t think it is correct on the part of law enforcement to completely rule out all other motivations in this attack. Kori Ali Muhammad clearly was friendly to Islamic ideology and shouted the common phrase of Muslim terrorists after he finished his heinous murder spree.
Some might argue that the Nation of Islam is merely a sect of traditional Islam and isn’t worthy of credibility, but I’d suggest both groups are bent on evil and should be denounced by law enforcement and other governmental authorities. The fundamental teachings of the Koran encourage war, death and destruction aimed at anyone who doesn’t follow the teachings of Mohammed.
I’m not sure how much longer America can look at incidents like this and say that Islam is not a problem. There is a common denominator amongst those who shout “Allahu Akbar” when they go on a killing spree; they all have a strong connection to Islamic beliefs.
Maybe there is an overall problem with Islam. Could it be that the religion itself is evil and often produces individuals that are hell-bent on death and destruction?
From a Christian perspective it is clear that the teachings of Islam are that of a false religion. The Bible is clear that Jesus Christ is the only way for salvation and eternal life. (John 14:6) Scripture also teaches that there will be false prophets and false teachings. (2 Peter 2:1)
The teachings of Islam are that of death and destruction. For example, look at the Middle East. The entire Middle East, with the exception of Israel, is in ruins. The reason? Different branches of the Islamic faith have been battling each other for centuries. None of them can agree on the fundamental teachings of Islam so their solution is to kill one another. It’s important to note that when Christians disagree on teachings we form another denomination rather than kill one another. Christianity is a religion of peace unlike Islam.
If America wants to rid itself of Islamic terror attacks then we must recognize that there is a fundamental problem with Islam. Until then we will continue seeing these horrific and barbaric murders take place on our own soil.