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Moral equivalence is a rhetorical term used in political debate.  Wikipedia

Whenever Islam is accused of murder, rape, slavery, genocide, and evil in general, the immediate response is to invoke moral equivalence as an argument.  Other such evil behavior, by other religions is always pointed out to justify a defense that Islam is no more evil than any other religion. The historic facts being examined, Islam has exhibited far more incidents of religious evil than all the other religions of the world combined. But in a debate, just one good example of another religion’s evil is supposed to completely end any discussion of the part evil plays in the religion of Islam. A defensible reply to this rhetorical jihad is then necessary.  A bad tree does not produce good fruit.  A good tree does not come from an evil root.

“If the root is holy, so are the branches.” Romans 11:16 The Holy Bible, NKJV

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. “Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:15-20, The Holy Bible, NKJV.

The moral equivalence argument erects individual straw men to prove that evil acts of men of a religion cannot condemn the whole religion. Normally, this would be a good argument, if the founders of that religion were morally equivalent. But in the case of Islam verses Christianity the founders are not morally equivalent.

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Muhammad…

Jesus…

Said Allah hates those who don’t accept Islam.

(Qur’an 30:45, 3:32, 22:38)

Said God loves everyone.

(John 3:16)

“I have been commanded to fight

against people till they testify that there

 is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad

 is the messenger of Allah”

(Muslim 1:33)

“He who lives by the sword

will die by the sword.”

(Matthew 26:52)

Stoned women for adultery.

(Muslim 4206)

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

(John 8:7)

Permitted stealing from unbelievers.

(Bukhari 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)

“Thou shalt not steal.”

(Matthew 19:18)

Permitted lying.

(Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)

“Thou shalt not bear false witness.”

(Matthew 19:18)

Owned and traded slaves.

(Sahih Muslim 3901)

Neither owned nor traded slaves.

Beheaded 800 Jewish men and boys.

(Sahih Muslim 4390)

Beheaded no one.

Murdered those who insulted him.

(Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)

Preached forgiveness.

(Matthew 18:21-22, 5:38)

“If then anyone transgresses

the prohibition against you,

Transgress ye likewise against him”

(Qur’an 2:194)

“If someone strikes you on the right

cheek, turn to him the other also.”

(Matthew 5:39)

Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one’s position in Paradise by a hundred fold.

(Muslim 4645)

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for

they will be called Sons of God”

(Matthew 5:9)

Married 13 wives and kept sex slaves.

(Bukhari 5:268, Qur’an 33:50)

Was celibate.

Slept with a 9-year-old child.

(Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)

Did not have sex with children.

Ordered the murder of women.

(Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)

Never harmed a woman.

“O you who believe!  Fight those of the

 unbelievers who are near to you

and let them find in you hardness.”

(Qur’an 9:123)

“Blessed are the meek, for

they shall inherit the earth.”

(Matthew 5:5)

Ordered 65 military campaigns

and raids in his last 10 years.

(Ibn Ishaq )

Ordered no military campaigns, nor

offered any approval of war or violence.

Killed captives taken in battle.

(Ibn Ishaq 451)

Never took captives.

Never killed anyone.

Encouraged his men to rape enslaved women.

(Abu Dawood 2150, Qur’an 4:24)

Never encouraged rape.

Never enslaved women.

Demanded captured slaves and

a fifth of all other loot taken in war.

(Qur’an 8:41)

“The Son of Man came not

to be served, but to serve.

(Matthew 20:28)

Was never tortured, but tortured others.

(Muslim 4131, Ibn Ishaq 436, 595, 734, 764)

Suffered torture, but never tortured anyone.

“And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah”

(Qur’an 8:39)

“Love your enemies and pray

for those who persecute you

(Matthew 5:44)

Blessed the brutal murder of a half-blind man

(al-Tabari 1440)

Healed a blind man

(Mark 8:28)

Ordered a slave to build the very pulpit

from which he preached Islam.

(Bukhari 47:743)

Washed his disciples feet.

(John 13:5)

What are the Greatest Commandments?

“Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause”

(Muslim 1:149)

What are the Greatest Commandments?

“Love God and love thy neighbor as thyself.”

(Matthew 22:34-40)

Demanded the protection of armed bodyguards, even in a house of worship

(Qur’an 4:102)

Chastised anyone attempting

to defend him with force.

(John 18:10-12)

Died fat and wealthy from what was

taken from others in war or

demanded from others in tribute.

Demanded nothing for himself.

Died without possessions.

Advocated crucifying others.

(Qur’an 5:33, Muslim 16:4131)

Was crucified himself.

According to his followers:

Had others give their lives for him.

(Sahih Muslim 4413)

According to his followers:

Gave his life for others.

(John 18:11 and elsewhere)

Islam is a bad tree from a bad root with bad fruit. It is just a historic fact. Don’t let them use moral equivalence against you.

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