Luther on Islam

From this anyone can easily observe that Mohammed is a destroyer of our Lord Christ and His kingdom,

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I have some pieces of Mohammed’s Koran which might be called in German a book of sermons or doctrines of the kind that we call pope’s decretals. When I have time, I must put it into German so that every man may see what a foul and shameful book it is.

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But since the Turks had attacked, it had become one’s Christian no less than patriotic duty to defend oneself and one’s country. He who died in such a war fell in the line of Christian duty.  Luther’s Works pp. 961

Since, then, Mohammed’s Koran is such a great spirit of lies that it leaves almost nothing of Christian truth remaining,

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Therefore, it is customary among the Turks for one man to have ten or twenty wives and to desert or sell any of them that he will, when he will, so that in Turkey women are held immeasurably cheap and are despised; they are bought and sold like cattle.

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Though Luther saw the Muslim faith as a tool of the devil, he was indifferent to its practice:

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By reading it (Koran) Christians may see what an utterly accursed, shameful, and wretched book it is… LW page 961

Martin Luther, founder of the Lutheran church:
“. . . In the second place, the Turk’s Koran, or creed, teaches him to destroy not only the Christian faith, but also the whole temporal government. His Mohammed, as has been said, commands that ruling is to be done by the sword, and in his Koran the sword is the commonest and noblest work.” “Since . . . Mohammed’s Koran is such a great spirit of lies that it leaves almost nothing of Christian truth remaining, how could it have any other result than that it should become a great and mighty murderer, with both lies and murders under the show of truth and righteousness.”

Luther On Islam
IntroductionAs early as 1518, Dr. Martin Luther had identified the Islamic faith as the “scourge of God.”

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